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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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Rituals for the Autumn Equinox

Rituals for the Autumn Equinox

Can you feel that? The collective energy is shifting in a major way! On Wednesday, September 22nd, we welcome the Autumn Equinox (and if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, the Spring Equinox!). A popular saying in the esoteric arts is “As Above, So Below” and we find that to be especially true this time of year.  While we observe nature’s brilliant metamorphosis around us...we’re also undergoing transformation as individuals. Aspects that no longer serve our life’s evolution will die away, making room for new opportunities that align with our highest paths. The Autumn Equinox is a beautiful time of year...

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

September is Hispanic Heritage Month, so we wanted to take a moment to showcase some of the amazing Hispanic artists & designers we sell in our shop & online! So without further adieu...   Linda Smyth of We Who Prey   Linda is a Philly-based artist, jewelry designer, ceramist, and so much more! Her work is inspired by abstractions from art, biology, and the human form. You can shop all of Linda's work here.   Carly Mayer of Forge & Finish   Carly is a jewelry designer & metalsmith based in Philly. She's also one of the amazing co-owners of Philly-based jewelry brand,...

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Mantras for Mercury Retrograde in Libra

Mantras for Mercury Retrograde in Libra

It’s time to prepare for the final Mercury Retrograde of the YEAR (check out our ultimate Survival Guide here)! While Mercury stationing retrograde is never a necessarily “fun” astrological  transit to confront, being aware of the energies in advance is a helpful way to navigate them. Here’s everything you need to know about Mercury Retrograde in Libra: Sign occurring: Libra Dates: September 26 – October 18, 2021 Degrees traversed: 25 - 10 degrees  Stations retrograde in a square to Pluto in Scorpio Stations retrograde in a trine to Jupiter RX in Aquarius Makes a conjunction to Mars in Libra on October...

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