This Weekend Salem’s Moon Will Be in Two Locations…


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(Above Center–  Jessica Cinquanta and our booth at The 2014 Blueberry Festival.)

Saturday and Sunday – November 1st & 2nd

The Stormville Airport Flea Market’s

CHRISTMAS IN NOVEMBER

8 AM ~ 4 PM * Stormville, NY

FREE ADMISSION * FREE PARKING* NO PETS * RAIN or SHINE

imageimageStormville Airport Antique Show & Flea Market
428 Route 216
Stormville, NY 12582

Please use the above address for driving directions from www.mapquest.com only.

Commercial vehicles must exit off I-84. (No commercial vehicles on Taconic State Parkway.)

· From the East – Exit 17 Ludingtonville Road

· From the West – Exit 15 Lime Kiln Road

· Passenger Vehicles – Exit 16N Taconic State Parkway

And…

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Sunday – November  2nd

THE NEW AGE & CRAFTS EXPO

10 AM – 4 PM

CoCo Key Resort and Convention Center


3580 East Main Street, Waterbury

I 84 Exit 25A going East, Exit 26 going West

Admission $5, Children under 12 Free

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In both locations…

We will be selling all your favorite Salem’s Moon products…including our Handcrafted Magickal Oils, Incense, Spell Kits, Bath Salts, Shea Butters, Floral Crowns, Adult & Children’s Wands. Plus – our brand new Wyscan Candel Kits, Terracotta Oil Diffusers and Unscented Incense Sticks.
In addition to our own unique products, we will also have a selection of Jewelry, Gemstones, Books, Tarot Cards, Cauldrons, Candles, Offering Bowls… and more!
Want to be sure we bring your favorite product?
~ Order by Phone ~ Pick it up at the Fair!
Give us a call at 914-522-6830.

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Love & Prosperity Wȳscan Candles…


This summer Rachel Sather purchased our Love and Prosperity Wȳscan Candle Kits.  She sent us pictures and comments about the experience of creating her “wish” candles. We would like to share them with you now. Thanks Rachel!

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“I finished the Love Candle . Here is a photo. It was a little challenging with the tiny details in the wings but I had a lot of fun making it.” – Rachel Sather

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“Here is the Prosperity Candle. I finished it on the Harvest full Super Moon. :) I love the design on this one and it wasn’t that difficult to do. I used paint with the glitter to accentuate all the different colors. I had a blast with this one. I look forward to your other designs. Blessings” – Rachel Sather

Wȳscan Candel Kits

IMG_0090In Old English wȳscan means to wish. We have created these Wȳscan Candel Kits with that in mind. Here’s hoping that your every wish comes true!

Included in each kit is everything you need to create the “wish” candle of your choice; 1 – 7-Day Pull-out Candle w/Glass, stencil with candle color meanings, a corresponding essential oil, glitters and instructions.

You may use all or part of the stencil. Feel free to embellish your candle in a way that seems appropriate to you.

The kit comes in a cellophane bag tied with a ribbon. Makes a great gift!  –  (Price – $15.95 ea.)

To see entire kit content photos and/or to purchase your kit, please click on the kit name and you will be taken directly to our SQUARE Store site.

Abundance Wȳscan Candel Kit – $15.95

Abundance Contents:
1 – Brown 100% Paraffin Wax Removable Candle with Reversible Wick (Reusable Glass Included) – Candle measures – 2 1/2″ Wide and 7 1/2″ Tall
Stencil
1 – 1 dram bottle High John the Conqueror oil
1 – 2 dram bottle Blue Glitter
1 – 2 dram bottle Gold Glitter
1 – 2 dram bottle Green Glitter
1 – 2 dram bottle Red Glitter
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Instructions

 

Earth Mother Wȳscan Candle Kit – $15.95

Earth Mother Contents:
1 – White 100% Paraffin Wax Removable Candle with Reversible Wick (Reusable Glass Included) – Candle measures – 2 1/2″ Wide and 7 1/2″ Tall
Stencil
1 – 1 dram bottle White Goddess Oil
1 – 2 dram bottle Blue Glitter
1 – 2 dram bottle Silver Glitter
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Instructions

 

 

Love Wȳscan Candle Kit  $15.95

Love Contents:
1 – Pink 100% Paraffin Wax Removable Candle with Reversible Wick (Reusable Glass Included) – Candle measures – 2 1/2″ Wide and 7 1/2″ Tall
Stencil
1 – 1 dram bottle Love Attraction Oil
1 – 2 dram bottle Red Glitter
1 – 2 dram bottle Silver Glitter
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Instructions

 

 

Passion Wȳscan Candle Kit – $15.95

Passion Contents:
1 – Red 100% Paraffin Wax Removable Candle with Reversible Wick (Reusable Glass Included) – Candle measures – 2 1/2″ Wide and 7 1/2″ Tall
Stencil
1 – 1 dram bottle La Flamme Oil
1 – 2 dram bottle Gold Glitter
1 – 2 dram bottle Red Glitter
1 – 2 dram bottle Silver Glitter
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Instructions

 

 

Peace & Protection Wȳscan Candle Kit – $15.95

Peace & Protection Contents:
1 – Blue 100% Paraffin Wax Removable Candle with Reversible Wick (Reusable Glass Included) – Candle measures – 2 1/2″ Wide and 7 1/2″ Tall
Stencil
1 – 1 dram bottle Peace & Protection Oil
1 – 2 dram bottle Blue Glitter
1 – 2 dram bottle Gold Glitter
1 – 2 dram bottle Silver Glitter
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Instructions

 

 

Prosperity Wȳscan Candle Kit – $15.95

Prosperity Contents:
1 – Green 100% Paraffin Wax Removable Candle with Reversible Wick (Reusable Glass Included) – Candle measures – 2 1/2″ Wide and 7 1/2″ Tall
Stencil
1 – 1 dram bottle Money Drawing Oil
1 – 2 dram bottle Blue Glitter
1 – 2 dram bottle Gold Glitter
1 – 2 dram bottle Green Glitter
1 – 2 dram bottle Purple Glitter
1 – 2 dram bottle Red Glitter
1 – 2 dram bottle Silver Glitter
Skewer
Instructions

Quiet Strength Wȳscan Candle Kit – $15.95

Quiet Strength Contents:
1 – Black 100% Paraffin Wax Removable Candle with Reversible Wick (Reusable Glass Included) – Candle measures – 2 1/2″ Wide and 7 1/2″ Tall
Stencil
1 – 1 dram bottle Magical Protection Oil
1 – 2 dram bottle Blue Glitter
1 – 2 dram bottle Silver Glitter
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Instructions

 

 

Solar Blast Wȳscan Candle Kit – $15.95

Solar Blast Contents:
1 – Yellow 100% Paraffin Wax Removable Candle with Reversible Wick (Reusable Glass Included) – Candle measures – 2 1/2″ Wide and 7 1/2″ Tall
Stencil
1 – 1 dram bottle Healing Oil
1 – 2 dram bottle Blue Glitter
1 – 2 dram bottle Gold Glitter
1 – 2 dram bottle Green Glitter
1 – 2 dram bottle Red Glitter
1 – 2 dram bottle Silver Glitter
Skewer
Instructions

Success Wȳscan Candle Kit – $15.95

Success Contents:
1 – Orange 100% Paraffin Wax Removable Candle with Reversible Wick (Reusable Glass Included) – Candle measures – 2 1/2″ Wide and 7 1/2″ Tall
Stencil
1 – 1 dram bottle Success Oil
1 – 2 dram bottle Blue Glitter
1 – 2 dram bottle Gold Glitter
1 – 2 dram bottle Green Glitter
1 – 2 dram bottle Purple Glitter
1 – 2 dram bottle Red Glitter
1 – 2 dram bottle Silver Glitter
Skewer
Instructions

Wisdom Wȳscan Candle Kit – $15.95

Wisdom Contents:
1 – Purple 100% Paraffin Wax Removable Candle with Reversible Wick (Reusable Glass Included) – Candle measures – 2 1/2″ Wide and 7 1/2″ Tall
Stencil
1 – 1 dram bottle Purple Wisdom Oil
1 – 2 dram bottle Gold Glitter
1 – 2 dram bottle Silver Glitter
Skewer
Instructions

Salem’s Moon will be at the 1st Annual Festival of Witches in Sleepy Hollow…


Get ready for Samhain at…

The 1st Annual Sleepy Hollow Festival of Witches

Psychic Fair & New Age Bazaar

October 26 from 1 PM to 6 PM

at the Sheraton Hotel Tarrytown – 600 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, NY 10591

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We will be selling all your favorite Salem’s Moon products…including our Handcrafted Magickal Oils, Incense, Spell Kits, Bath Salts, Shea Butters, Floral Crowns, Adult & Children’s Wands. Plus – our brand new Wyscan Candel Kits, Terracotta Oil Diffusers and Unscented Incense Sticks.
In addition to our own unique products, we will also have a selection of Jewelry, Gemstones, Books, Tarot Cards, Cauldrons, Candles, Offering Bowls… and more!

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“Come to Where the Legends Live On…

PictureThe names of the famous and the infamous, both historic and legendary, have left their mark on this quiet Hudson River village 25 miles north of Manhattan. Defying the passage of time, this magical area has managed to preserve much of the history and natural beauty which have always drawn people to it. In addition to its great history and fabulous legends,Sleepy Hollow continues to hold its most famous legend of all: The tale of the headless horseman.

But what many do not know, is that the legend of Hulda the Witch, a Sleepy Hollow character, is a character you won’t find in Legend.

Hulda was a real person, an immigrant from Bohemia. She displayed suspicious witch-like behavior by living alone in a cabin in the woods and gathering herbs to make remedies. But she seemed like a perfectly nice lady: when people in town fell ill, she would leave them baskets of her potions and pastes to try to help the healing. People were scared of her anyway, though.

However, she became something of a town hero when the British invaded. A group of British soldiers were marching on Albany Post Road, so she and some fellow citizens stopped in their tracks to discourage them from coming any closer. She was a crack shot, I guess, and was able to kill several soldiers before they took her down.

People weren’t sure if they should bury her in the Christian Old Dutch Burying Ground, since she was a “witch” and all. When they visited her cabin, they found a will that left all of her assets to women who were war widows. This may have been the deciding factor in the great burial dilemma ““ the townspeople declared that she was a patriot who died fighting for her community and buried her in the cemetery. Her grave is unmarked, however.

And so, the Witches of Sleepy Hollow have begun a tradition to celebrate and commemorate her life and legacy with the first annual “Festival of Witches” events throughout the month of October within and throughout the village of Sleepy Hollow. Come to Sleepy Hollow, where the legends are alive and the festivities are lively.

A Ritual for Samhain…


Samhain_by_Isselinai Samhain is celebrated from sunset on 31 October to sunset on 1 November, which is nearly halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice. Samhain, a Celtic festival, marked the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the darker half of the year.

According to the ancient Celtic calendar, the year began on a day corresponding to November 1st on our present calendar. Since the Celts were a pastoral people, it was a time when cattle and sheep had to be moved to closer pastures and all livestock had to be secured for the winter months. Crops were harvested and stored. The date marked both an ending and a beginning in an eternal cycle.

Samhain (like Beltane) was a time when the doorways to the Otherworld opened  enough for fairies otherworld_dreams_III_by_arbebuk and the dead to communicate with us; but while Beltane was a summer festival for the living, Samhain “was essentially a festival for the dead”.  Beings and souls from the Otherworld were said to come into our world at Samhain. It is still the custom in some areas to set a place at the Samhain feast for the souls of dead kinfolk and to tell tales of one’s forebears.

Known to most as “Halloween: Samhain is the time that the veil between the world of the living and the world of the dead is the thinnest. In ancient times it was believed that this is the time that our ancestors would return to visit us, to give help and advice. People set out lights in hollowed-out turnips to guide the spirits of the dead (the fore-runners of the modern Jack-O-lanterns) and put out food as an offering (which evolved to the modern tradition of “trick-or-treating”).

trick-or-treating-ghosts-by-peasapWearing costumes and masks may have been another way to befuddle, ward-off the harmful spirits and fairies. Guising or mumming was common at winter festivals in general, but was particularly appropriate to a night upon which supernatural beings were said to be abroad. In Ireland, costumes were sometimes worn by those who went about before nightfall collecting for a Samhain feast.  Trick-or-treating may have come from the custom of going door-to-door collecting food for Samhain feasts, fuel for Samhain bonfires and/or offerings for the spirits and fairies.

Samhain is also our New Year’s Day. It may seem strange to have a new year begin in the fall, when the days are growing shorter and colder. But death and birth are two sides of the same coin. It is the time of death and the time of new beginnings; when we think about hope and change and what the next year will bring.

A Ritual for Samhain

7570929“Place upon the altar apples, pomegranates, pumpkins, squashes and other late autumn fruits.   Autumn flowers such as marigolds and chrysanthemums are fine too.  Write on a piece of paper an aspect of your life that you wish to be free of:  anger, a bad habit, misplaced feelings, disease.  The cauldron or some similar tool must be present before the altar as well, on a trivet of some other heat-proof surface.  A small, flat dish marked with an eight-spoke wheel should also be there.

Prior to the ritual, sit quietly and think of friends and loved ones who have passed away.  Do not despair.  Know that they have gone on to greater things.  Keep firmly in mind that the physical isn’t the absolute reality and that souls never die.

Arrange the altar, light the candles and censer, and cast the circle of stones.  Recite the Blessings Chant*. 

1920685_orig The Blessing Chant – May the power of The One, the source of all creation; all pervasive, omnipotent, eternal; may the Goddess, the lady of the moon; and the God horned hunter of the sun; may the power of the spirits of the stones, rulers of the elemental realms,.may the powers of the stars above and the earth below, bless this place, and this time, and I who am with you. 

Invoke the Goddess and God.

Lift one of the pomegranates and, with your freshly washed white handled knife, pierce the skin of the fruit,  Remove several seeds and place them on the wheel marked dish.  Raise your wand, face the altar and say:

On this night of Samhain, I mark your passing, O’ sun king, through the sunset into the land of the young. I mark also the passing of all who have gone before, and all who will go after.  O’ gracious Goddess, eternal Mother, you who gives birth to the fallen, teach me to know that in the time of the greatest darkness there is the greatest light.

Taste the pomegranate seeds; burst them with your teeth and savor their sharp, bittersweet flavor.  Look down at the eight-spoke symbol on the plate; the wheel of the year, the cycle of the seasons, the end and beginning of all creation.  Light a fire within the cauldron (a candle is fine).  Sit before it,holding the piece of paper, gazing at its flames. Say”

photo-manipulation-starry-night-in-forest-wallpaper Wise one of the waning moon, Goddess of the starry night, I create this fire within your cauldron to transform that which is plaguing me.  May the energies be reversed: from darkness, light!  From bane, good! From death, birth!

Light the paper in the cauldron’s flames and drop it inside.  As it burns, know that the dark diminishes and finally leaves you as it is consumed within the universal fires.

If you wish, you may attempt scrying or some other form of divination, for this is a perfect time to look into the past or future.  Try to recall past lives too, if you will. Honor the dead with your memories.

Release any pain and sense of loss you may feel into the cauldron’s flames.

Celebrate the simple feast.  The circle is released.” – From:  WICCA: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham

Visit the Salem’s Moon Booth at the Sugarloaf Fall Festival…


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Get ready for Samhain at…

The Sugarloaf Fall Festival

October 11, 12 & 13 from 10 AM to 6 PM (Rain or Shine)

Salem’s Moon will be there all three days! Our space number is 30.
We will be selling all your favorite Salem’s Moon products…including our Handcrafted Magickal Oils, Incense, Spell Kits, Bath Salts, Shea Butters, Floral Crowns, Adult & Children’s Wands. Plus our brand new Wyscan Candel Kits, Terracotta Oil Diffusers and Unscented Incense Sticks.
In addition to our own unique products, we will also have a selection of Jewelry, Gemstones, Books, Tarot Cards, Cauldrons, Candles, Offering Bowls… and more!

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Salem’s Moon Square Store Accepts Bitcoin…


Our Salem’s Moon Square Store site accepts MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, JCB Cards and now Bitcoin.

“Making commerce easy for everyone means allowing customers to pay in the way that’s best for them. When shopping on Square Market, customers will now see the option to pay with bitcoin at select merchants.” – Square Marketplace

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“Shop Online with Bitcoin

When shopping on Square Market, you’ll see an option to use a credit card or pay with bitcoin. If you’d like to pay with bitcoin, you’ll need a bitcoin wallet with bitcoin available.

To complete your purchase:

  1. View items in your cart by clicking the cart icon at the top of any screen in Square Market.
  2. Sign in to your existing Square account or create an account.
  3. Add or edit your shipping information.
  4. Select “Pay with bitcoin.”
  5. Enter your email address so we know where to send your order details and select “Continue to payment.”
  6. If you have bitcoin mobile wallet on your Smartphonesmartphone, you can “Pay by QR Code.” If you’d prefer to submit a payment manually, use “Pay by bitcoin address.”
  7. When you’re ready to submit your order, select Confirm Payment.

You’ll have 10 minutes to submit your payment. If you’re unable to complete your purchase in 10 minutes, the order will expire. If you’d still like to purchase the items in your cart, go back to the checkout page to start again.

Note: Square does not provide a service for purchasing bitcoin.” – Square Marketplace