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Mercury Retrograde? Ganesha to the Rescue!

Posted in How to, Mercury Retrograde, Mystic Journey Bookstore, Psychic Readings, Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 7, 2016 by Marie Bargas

My apologies for posting this so late, but like many of you this current Mercury Retrograde came for me early during it’s “shadow phase” and I dropped my laptop and utterly destroyed my hard drive!  All over the world folks like me are experiencing challenges associated with the planetary ruler of communication, travel, electronics, contracts, etc …  This thrice yearly occurrence is enough to have garnered the attention of the world now that the internet and the noticeable stops and starts over this hectic time have made it more believable for a single planetary change of orbit to wreak havoc on a global scale.

While many popular remedies for the Mercury Retrograde prescribe a combination of burning a Mercury Retrograde or Reversal Candle with a specially formulated Mercury Retrograde Oil;  I have found that burning a Ganesha2candle and doing a simple mantra to the Hindu deity Ganesha (the Remover of Obstacles) is equally, if not more effective. The difference is that typical Mercury Retrograde candles and oils are designed to counter act all the effects of the Mercury Retrograde, while burning a candle to the “Remover of Obstacles” removes the negative effects of troublesome mishaps while allowing the positive effects of removing, releasing and banishing to continue unabated.


Ganesha3Here at Mystic Journey Bookstore our large community of yogis, yoginis and mystics resonate comfortably with this beloved Elephant God whose reputation for removing obstacles begins with the utterance of his divine mantras to open any spiritual endeavor that requires a connection to the divine.  Traditionally his mantra is recited at least 108 times on a string of prayer beads or malas that are available in a selections of seeds, wooden beads and stones. During the Mercury Retrograde which lasts from January 5th, 2016 through January 25th, 2016 we expect to have to restock our colorful inventory of Ganesha candles several times.

The Process:

  • Anoint your chosen Ganesha candle with your favorite Mercury Retrograde or Ganesha Oil or put a few drops of coconut oil and a sprinkling of brown sugar in the candle since Ganesha enjoys coconuts and sweets.
  • Recite the following mantra  108 times after lighting the candle.


 I have found that this particular mantra is short but very effective. It is best to do the mantra every day at the same time, but I always wear a wrist mala so that I can say it whenever I feel the need which lately has been several times a day.

Reading for a Hollywood Legend: Tippi Hedren

Posted in Psychic Readings with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 9, 2013 by Marie Bargas


When I was a kid I was such a Hitchcock fan that I could name every movie he directed in sequence.  While other kids were enjoying GODZILLA or GAMERA I was so enthralled by Hitchcock and his spooky, quirky style that when I went to college my undergraduate thesis was on the highlights of his prolific body of work. In those days I was a mysterious sexy rebel Goth kid who came to class in black leather.  But while my peers were screening PSYCHO and slamming beers, I remained utterly fascinated by Hitchcock’s subtly sado-masochistic treatment of his signature blondes years before “Fifty Shades of Grey.” That combination of sex and terror was a potent, lush psychological aphrodisiac that blended ever so seductively with my taste in punk rock and bad boys.  But of all the Hitchcock blondes, I connected very deeply to Tippi Hedren not just because of her classic roles in THE BIRDS or MARNIE, but because of what I perceived to be her “aura” onscreen which was a combination of “vulnerable” and “golden girl.”

Flash forward to Spring 2013.  Ensconced in the luxury of the penthouse of the Beverly Hilton, just days before the Academy Awards, I was having an amazing afternoon doing readings for stars in connection with Marc Mondavi’s – The Divining Rod Wines at the TMG Luxury Suite.  And then I felt HER.  Standing patiently in line with a crowd of 20 somethings who had no idea that they were breathing the same air as a Hollywood Legend was my favorite Hitchcock Blonde – Tippi.

While I cannot tell you the details of the reading, I can share this with you. The aura of a real star has such a high vibration that it can be felt by an empath from a hundred yards. It is argued that this vibration is achieved after “stardom,” but I know this… it is because of this aura that a star is born. When I received this autographed photo in the mail I already knew where it came from because her vibration was still on it. Squee!



The Hollywood Witch in the Golden Age of Hollywood

Posted in Pagan with tags , , , , , , on April 8, 2013 by Marie Bargas

The Hollywood Witch in the Golden Age of Hollywood