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Full Moon in Sagittarius – Insights into Action by Starr Ann Ravenhawk – Witchfest USA

Posted in Angels, Art, Astrology, How to, Pagan, Paranormal, Philanthropy, Pop Culture, Psychic Readings, Spirituality, thehollywoodwitch, witchcraft, WitchFest USA 2018, Witchy Style with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2018 by Marie Bargas

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We are proud to promote Witchfest USA: A Pagan Street Faire every year. As we approach opening day, Starr Ann Ravenhawk of Charmed by Starr has some helpful insights for today’s auspicious SAGITTARIUS Full MOON. Seen as the mystic Flower Moon, marking the sixth full moon of the year, this last full Moon before the 7th annual Witchfest heralds in an exciting line-up. Many consider this occasion to have an impact on the cosmic star signs – but what does the Flower Moon mean for you?

Expanding your knowledge and ability to communicate in a positive way. Generosity, openness, optimism and the desire to give advice and share experiences. This is another fiery sign and is good for gardening. Onions, leeks and garlic great for planting now and considered to be some of the strongest plants for dealing with the banishment of illness and disease, as well as other undesirables that may be floating around your home. Good time to banish outmoded or stagnant thoughts.

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Laughter, along with emotional or mental stimulation, is the best type of banishment when the Moon is in Sagittarius. For the Sagittarius sign are characteristic enthusiasm, frankness, philosophy, tendency for generalization, idealism, interest for the unknown, for other cultures and worlds. When the Moon resides in Sagittarius sign, we all subconsciously become Sagittarius. Optimism, vitality, generosity, good intention, striving for protection intensify, as well as desire for philosophy, expansion of horizon or just a desire for a walk somewhere. These days are favorable for studying, work, teaching, and also expansion of the area of interest, for all, that is connected with distant travel and foreign countries.

“Whatever it is that needs doing – whatever it is you’ve been avoiding – it’s time to take responsibility.”

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Like the flowers, it is time for us to blossom, to grow day by day …

  • “Make a plan to pay up, or you may have to face the consequences of your inaction.”
  • “Compromise will be key — and so will good listening skills, because so much talk is going to be going on.
  • “People will be making announcements, secrets will be revealed, and some gossip might be exposed.
  • “While Mercury’s in this sign, it will help boost your mental acuity and communication skills, and while your partners are going to have plenty to get off their chest, so will you.
  • “Make sure you both hear each other out today — try not to interrupt.”

This Full Moon is applying a wide square to Neptune in Pisces.

This can stimulate confusion which can also be between our emotional needs and ego needs, or between ourselves and others. It some cases it can debilitate actions, direction, drive, as well as amplify the already potentially scattered energy of the signs involved in this Full Moon. Neptune can also trigger escapism, avoidance, clumsiness, and flaky energy. If you have to do any tasks that are important for you to be mentally attentive, you may need to put extra effort in doing so to avoid problems. This period can be similar to Mercury Retrograde.

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Both the Full Moon in Sagittarius and the Neptune configurations work best when we consider the big picture, get out of our heads (when appropriate), overcome our fears, flow with challenges, and trust our intuition/feelings.

Things To Consider During This Period:
What is the big picture for you and what do you need to take into consideration while addressing the details of your life? How can you expand and broaden your horizons to help you build the life you want? What actions can you take to help you with your spiritual growth? What part of your life is calling for transformation? Do you need to be more adaptable/fluid while being less rigid in your routine?

Have you been wanting to make some big changes over the last few weeks to liberate you from a situation? Or has anything been occurring in your life over the last month to help to facilitate that process? If so, then this Full Moon may be a period to really take that into consideration by listening to your feelings and get out of your head about what could be holding you back.

These are just some examples of what to consider at this time. If you wish to do any sort of intentional release connected to what comes up, it is best to do so anytime over the two weeks following this Full Moon when it is waning. If you are into health and detoxification, this waning period can also be a good time to initiate any type of liver cleanse or protocol.

Angels in the house of Sagittarius control the four elements — Earth, Air, Fire and Water —- as well as regulate their use for various purposes. They are responsible for the protection of humankind when we migrate from country to country. The Angels are Vhnori and Saritaiel.

In a miraculous instance of Starr’s colliding … Angel Oasis’  Morgana Starr gave us a conjuration this morning in support of a sister Starr from her book “Angel Whispers” from Barnes and Noble.

ANGEL MAGIC

Descended from Fire Goddesses of old

You know of deep mysteries untold

Only take some time to look within

Then your understanding will begin

Out of the darkness you have come

So spread your wings and have some fun

Winging your flight through the cool air

Sprinkling Angel magic from hands so fair

Never forget who you truly are

Honor the road you have taken so far

The joy you have given out so free

Is spread to others, you will see

The music that is deep inside

Is open now and cannot hide

Drifting as wind o’er the plains

To erase all anguish and all pain

Bring out passion from your inner self

Angels Flurry…Angels Flight

Wings aflutter with delight

Joy and happiness all around

Hearts opened, love abounds.

Angels Whispering in my ears

Telling me to leave my fears

Now I can sing

Of angel’s magic wings

There is beauty all around

It is waiting to be found

If you look with angel’s eyes

You see what none can deny

Who you are and your heart of love

What angels see from up above

So for today and every day … I embrace two soul sisters, Starr and Morgana … who both consistently bring Starr’s to my eyes and to my heart … because the Hollywood Witch flourishes when she is surrounded by STARR MAGICK! And on this Full Moon Day two Starr’s collided and the result was a supernova.

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Celebrity Psychic Marie Bargas Returns as the Hollywood Witch

Posted in Angels, Astrology, Holistic Healing, Humor, mariebargas, Mercury Retrograde, Pagan, Pop Culture, Psychic Readings, romance, sex, Spirituality, thehollywoodwitch, witchcraft, Witchy Style with tags , , , , , , on August 16, 2017 by Marie Bargas

It’s Mercury Retrograde and the Witch is Back!

Posted in Angels, Art, Astrology, Couture Fashion, Folk Medicine, Holistic Healing, How to, Humor, Literature, love, mariebargas, Mercury Retrograde, Pagan, Pop Culture, Psychic Readings, romance, sex, Spirituality, Uncategorized, witchcraft, Witchy Style, Writing with tags , , , , , , on August 16, 2017 by Marie Bargas

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Livin’ Large

Posted in Art, Couture Fashion, Pagan, Pop Culture, Witchy Style with tags on June 11, 2013 by Marie Bargas

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Don’t Hex and Drive

Posted in Humor, Pagan, Pop Culture, Witchy Style with tags , , on April 30, 2013 by Marie Bargas

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Earth Magick – “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend”

Posted in Pagan, Pop Culture, Witchy Style with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 19, 2013 by Marie Bargas
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Marilyn Monroe from Fashionstop Blog Spot

According to traditional Pagan beliefs, the Earth element is the most feminine element of all.  Here in the land of La La, where La Brea divides Sodom (West Hollywood) from Gomorrah (Hollywood proper), we couldn’t agree more.  Nowhere in the world do the gifts of Mother Earth adorn so many lavish Queens, Princesses, and Priestesses of the Modern Age, everywhere, anywhere, from Rodeo Drive all the way to Ventura Blvd. in another world on the other side of the hill. In 1953 when the young Marilyn Monroe stole the show from a more experienced Jane Russell in the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes it was because of the musical number “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.”  That anthem of the feminine desire for the stability in an uncertain world became the touchstone for the modern woman who had no idea that she was connecting with Gaia as a daughter does to her mother.

Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

“Men grow cold as girls grow old and we all lose our charms in the end. But square-cut or pear-shaped, these rocks don’t lose their shape. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” (performed by Marilyn Monroe and written by lyricist Leo Robin in 1953).

 Although a man may abandon his woman because she no longer pleases him, a mother, the Great Mother, continues to provide even when a man refuses to do so anymore. Even today, a diamond is an investment. It affords a measure of security. It is the symbol of commitment. It is an insurance policy from our Great Mother that a woman with diamonds need never starve. Later on, when the divine Shirley Bassey sang “Diamonds are Forever” in the opening credits of the 1971 James Bond film with the same name, that idea was driven home again so we would never forget it.

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 “Diamonds are forever, sparkling round my little finger. Unlike men, the diamonds linger; Men are mere mortals who are not worth going to your grave for.” Shirley Bassey

Before you poo-poo the idea of diamonds being anything more than a symbol of vanity, remember that they are made from carbon just as we are. They are so programmable that they can carry curses for centuries. Remember the case of the infamous Hope Diamond, which was supposedly cut from the French Blue that was part of the Crown Jewels just prior to the bloodbath that was the French Revolution. The Ancient Greeks, who were for the most part patriarchal, called it “adamas”, which translates to invincible or indestructible.

Photo by Chip Clark for The Smithsonian

Photo by Chip Clark for The Smithsonian

In the Craft, diamonds are classified as a solar stone that enhances all the energies in the body, mind, and spirit.  Diamonds are stones of protection and power.  When you consider them as a gift from the Mother, it all makes perfect sense. Why wouldn’t a mother want to empower and protect her daughters? In a final note, not all diamonds are “blood diamonds.” Every woman and every witch has a choice. “Conflict-free” diamonds are sold these days.

The Hollywood Witch’s Guide to “Hexting” – Part 1 – Origins

Posted in How to, Pagan, Pop Culture, Witchy Style with tags , , on April 13, 2013 by Marie Bargas

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Earlier this week a gal pal and I were driving to our favorite local watering hole and we almost got into a car accident because of her obsessive “ex texting.”  Granted she was righteously furious because after a year of promising to leave his wife he was still “trapped” in an unhappy marriage AND seeing her. And so, as we made our way through the traffic of downtown Noho she was definitely not paying attention as we rolled up to a weird, discombobulated crossroads traffic cluster f*ck at the Lankershim/Vineland and Camarillo and we almost ended up as the headline on our local Fox News.

My girly scream would have made Chris Rock proud.  Minutes later as we both came to our senses… on the side of the road… thankfully both stunned but alive… I demanded to know what was going on and she burst into tears and sobbed for a moment before regaining her composure. Same old story.  In today’s world break-ups, breakdowns and brawls are just a tap, tap, tap away on your smart phone. She and her ex were in a heated argument via text because his wife was in the room innocently making dinner.hekate

It was then, just feet away from a crossroads, that Hekate spoke to me and gave me the bit of advice that inspired me to write this post.  She laughed and begged the question, “Why text when you can hext?” It made perfect sense. Why would anyone spend time and energy texting when a simple “hext” could do double duty as a statement AND a digital curse? The mere thought of it was provocative and practical. So I got to work on researching the subject and found out that one of the earliest mentions of “hexting” occurred in 2010 via the pop culture icon of evil – Charles Manson.

According to Fox News and the blog Chattering Teeth,

“The murderous cult leader was caught with an LG flip phone under his mattress, and it was determined that he had made numerous calls and sent text messages to people in California, New Jersey, Florida and British Columbia.”