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Gratitude through the Stars

Gratitude through the Stars

What comes to mind when you think about showing “gratitude” in your life? Chances are that very different things appear for all of us, based around what we value most.  You might immediately think of your family, or your partner, or your kids. Or maybe what comes to mind is your career, the money you earn from it, and the security it provides you. “Value” is defined differently by everyone, but we’re all grateful for the people, places, and things it epitomizes in our minds. Astrology is a tool for many things, and in this case, we’re using it to...

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Zodiac Gift Guide 2021

Zodiac Gift Guide 2021

The holidays are officially here and with the magical season's arrival comes the task of shopping for everyone on your list! We know this time of year can be crazy, so we wanted to make it a little easier. This Zodiac Gift Guide can be used for yourself, for your bestie, your partner, your parents, and anyone in between! We hope you like what you find, and we’re wishing you a very happy holiday season from everyone at Ritual Shoppe. Aries - ruled by Mars Immunity Shield Honorable mention:  Dune Stoneware incense holder The holidays for Aries, like everything else,...

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Manifestation 101

Manifestation 101

“Manifestation” is a seriously trendy word in 2021. The popularity has been building for years, but it really took off in 2020 when alternative health and spirituality gained a new foothold during the pandemic.   In fact, the Google search term itself went up a whopping 669 percent (!!!) from late March to mid-July last year, “coincidentally” the same period that Saturn entered Aquarius for the first time since the 1960s.  People then, like people now, are looking for answers (aren’t we always?) and the esoteric arts have a way of providing a beautiful, customizable framework for healing.   There’s...

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Aries Full Moon Mantras

Aries Full Moon Mantras

Full Moons are a monthly culmination point. They give us the opportunity to inspect the place they reside in our birth chart with full illumination and, hopefully, at least some amount of clarity gained. Today, we welcome a Full Moon in Aries. And thanks to both Mercury and Jupiter stationing direct on Monday (VERY good news!), this lunation is giving us an extra dose of forward momentum. Here’s everything you need to know! Date: Wednesday, October 20th Time: 10:56 AM EST Sign: Aries Degree: 27° Modality: Cardinal Decan: 3 Aspects: Opposite Mars, square Pluto   This Moon isn’t necessarily “nice”...

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Community Spotlight: Erik Peterson

Community Spotlight: Erik Peterson

This week we caught up with Erik Peterson, the Resident Tarot Reader here at Ritual and the incredibly knowledgable host of our upcoming workshop, Foundational Hedgecraft. Scroll on to read our interview with them!   Tell us about who you are and your body of work... My name is Erik Adriel Peterson and I am a visual artist, tarot reader, Hedgewitch, and end-of-life care consultant. I am agender (without gender) and use They/Them pronouns. I am currently attending the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for a Masters of Fine Arts degree with the hope of teaching at a collegiate level. Aside from my artist practice, I...

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Artist Spotlight: Holly Simple

Artist Spotlight: Holly Simple

This week we caught up with artist, jewelry maker, and arguably Philly's most eccentric fashionista, Holly Simple. Scroll on to read our interview with her! Can you introduce yourself for us - who you are, where you’re from, what you do Hey! I’m Holly Simple, an artist and designer here in Philly :-) before living here, I was in Brooklyn for almost 12 years where I created my namesake tarot deck Holly Simple Tarot among other “firsts” like one off painted clothing, weird jewelry and lots of zines and comics! Not much is changed although now living in Philly, it allows me...

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