Wednesday, November 16, 2011

We've Moved!

Just in case you missed it--the NEW website and blog have both moved. Bookmark us so you have all of the Milagro Roots goodness at your fingertips.
The old store is also no longer functioning, but at the new site you can order:

custom 100% beeswax vigil candles
mojo hands
archangel michael packets
floor wash
high john the conqueror roots
intuitive counseling sessions
and root magic rituals

See you in the new neighborhood!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Dia de los Muertos 2011

A little more on Dia de los Muertos which was officially celebrated last night. My husband attended a lecture where he learned (and reminded me) that the 4 elements must be represented on the traditional altar for day of the dead. Those elements are: earth, air, fire and water. Earth is represented by the flowers and sometimes corn and the special bread-pan de muerto. Air is represented by the paper cut-out flags-in San Antonio we call them Fiesta flags-that are draped around the altar. Fire is of course represented by candles and now water is often represented by the spirits placed on the altar to honor the people who loved them. (On our home altar this year we served beer, tequila, and whisky.)

My husband also learned that according to traditional wisdom the single sense that the dead have left to them is the sense of smell. This is why flowers-specifically marigolds are so abundant--many altars actually have small pathways lined with marigolds leading up to the altar proper so that the ancestors may be guided by scent.

We the mortals touch the metals, 
the wind, the ocean shores, the stones, 
knowing they will go on, inert or burning, 
and I was discovering, naming all the these things: 
it was my destiny to love and say goodbye.”--Pablo Neruda

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Dead Can Dance

Happy All Hallows, Blessed Samhain, and Feliz Dia de los Muertos!

If all goes according to plan this will be the LAST post I make on this blog as a brand new website and blog are launching on THURSDAY!  MONDAY  On top of the usual load of candles, ritual work, and intuitive consultations, I have been busy, busy, busy getting the website up to snuff! I can't wait until you all check it out!

Couple of quick notes for those who don't follow Twitter~

Momma Hen's floor wash--this stuff is selling like hot cakes. Once its gone, its gone so get some pronto!

Question & Action Video Series-is a new monthly series that will be posted at the blog at in my newsletter. I answer questions on divination, conjure, magic, and provide workable and immediate actions to put advice into ACTION. So, have a burning question? Go ahead and shoot me an email.

In the meantime, feast your eyes on some images of our day of the dead altar!

"Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave."-Joseph Hall

"I had seen birth and death but had thought they were different."--T.S. Eliot

"Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them."--George Eliot