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Ode to January

January brought foggy mornings, swirling mists, dark shadows

and cold bitter nights as we settled into winter.

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 The colder days and nights made us want to tuck ourselves away   

inside our cozy homes and linger by the hearth…

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 To light candles, to gather friends and family close…

To share stories, laughter, good food and make warm memories. . .

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 Moment to moment, we watched the ever changing colors of the sky…

The shifting light and shadows…Dancing in slow motion

across the wintry landscape…

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 January…is Silence…Reflection…Deep stillness…stark

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Beautiful…Monochromatic…Serene…

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Enchanting…

Wishing all of you many blessings of Harmony, magic, joy and  peace in February!

~ rose arizmendi ~

“Everyday Goddessing  is about sharing magical techniques and sacred wisdom with other
beautiful Goddess women. I believe that within every woman there is a goddess,
a wise woman, beautiful, creative, powerful, with a deep soul, and that everything
we need and are looking for is already inside  each of us.” ~ rose arizmendi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November ~ Treasured Moments

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     Dew on the eyelids to awaken & refreshen the spirit and soul. . .

         Early morning light spreading over damp grey moss. . .

     The eternal cycle of renewal. . .

      as the sun rises over the hills. . .

~ rose arizmendi ~

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The woods restore my inner sense of balance. . .

as I listen to the ancient tongue of trees…

beneath the ever changing November sky

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There is a consciousness that inhabits all things;

It’s in every tree, leaf, root and stone. . .

A deep magic that softly wraps itself around you

as the changing seasons…ebb and flow

Here deep in the woods…We are never alone.

Wishing you a beautiful November!

~ rose arizmendi ~

“Everyday Goddessing  is about sharing magical techniques and sacred wisdom with other
beautiful Goddess women. I believe that within every woman there is a goddess,
a wise woman, beautiful, creative, powerful, with a deep soul, and that everything
we need and are looking for is already inside  each of us.” ~ rose arizmendi

Samhain Greetings

All Hallows Eve…

The edge of winter wrapping itself around me…

Slowly creeping into my bones…

as the old woman of the land approaches.

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Tonight powerful energies flow between the worlds

As the golden amber veil thins and parts….

offering us a glimpse into the mysterious otherworld

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The warm glow of candlelight in the window

A  sign of welcome for our  ancestors who draw near on this night

Cakes, cookies, homemade bread and other treats to delight

Waiting on a lovingly decorated table.

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Tonight we will release that which is no longer needed
in our lives into the flickering flames of our hearth fires
We will treasure the hard earned lessons of the past year
and carry those into the coming new year.
Blessings to you and your loved ones.

Wishing you love, peace, healing
 and joyous new beginnings
  for this Celtic New Year

~ rose arizmendi ~

 

Breaths

“Those who have died have never, never left;
the dead are not under the earth,
They are in the rustling trees,
they are in the groaning woods
they are in the crying winds
they are in the moaning rocks
the dead are not under the earth
Tis the ancestors’ breath
when the fire’s voice is herd,
Tis’ the ancestors’ breath
 in the voice of the water
Listen more often to things than to beings.”

Poem by Birago Diop

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“Everyday Goddessing  is about sharing magical techniques and sacred wisdom with other
beautiful Goddess women. I believe that within every woman there is a goddess,
a wise woman, beautiful, creative, powerful, with a deep soul, and that everything
we need and are looking for is already inside  each of us.” ~ rose arizmendi

 

Talismanic Adornment

At the most basic level, stone is the fabric of the earth, and

as such is a symbol of the everlasting.

The anthropomorphic view of the world sees stones and rocks

as the bones of Mother Earth.

They are the fundamental structure that supports all other aspects

of physical existence of earlier life~forms.

  ~ Nigel Pennick ~

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Talismanic Gemstones

Enchanted Baltic Amber ~ fossilized golden resin from an ancient forest kissed by the sun… Sacred amulet of protection … healing and magic.

Magical Carnelian ~ Wrapped in your fiery cloak of protection…your sacred magic warding off the evil eye. You are the door to the divine flame on the other side.

Charmed Amethyst ~Your watery cool touch…Shades of violet, blue and deep purple….a cloak of colored magic woven by Danu to protect and guide us through rivers of ancient magic.

Talismanic Jewelry for the Goddess within

Most of what we now call jewelry had it’s origins steeped in magic from ancient times. They were once called amulets, charms and talismans and thought to have magical protective qualities. Stones that were considered to be protective, powerful, healing and sacred, were used as charms for thousands of years by all social classes.

For those of us who create talismanic jewelry, there is often a presence of something beyond our understanding, an awareness, a connection with a deep and primal energy resting just below the surface of the stones and metals we work with.

A beautiful synergy, connectedness happens as we combine gemstones, crystals, sea shells, feathers, bones and other magical, unexpected components together to create one of a kind pieces for ourselves and friends.

I have a few favorite pieces of jewelry that I wear and change out with the seasons and lunar tides. Whether I use them as a form of prayer or protection, they hold stories and special meaning for me, and have become part of my journey. I also create additional pieces for others to enjoy. Visit Rose Arizmendi.com/shop

Among countless stones, one stone becomes saturated with

being because it constitutes a hierophany, or possesses mana,

or again because it commemorates a mythical act.

~ Mircea Eliade ~

“Everyday Goddessing  is about sharing magical techniques and sacred wisdom with other beautiful Goddess women. I believe that within every woman there is a goddess, a wise woman, beautiful, creative, powerful, with a deep soul, and that everything we need and are looking for is already inside  each of us.” ~ Rose Arizmendi

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