Thursday, December 23, 2010

I LIKE GHOSTS. DO YOU?


I like ghosts. They're quite easy to see and hear, if one puts their fears aside. Really. Come take a ghostly walk with me through San Francisco's infamous Barbary Coast.

Even the scary ones are quite harmless, mostly.

They are most curious about us too. That's why they hang around. I know that they should go into the Light, but until they do, let's have a hi-ho time with them.

It's so much fun when a ghost or two show up in the most
unexpected places, like the other day when I was shopping for my Christmas cookies in the baking section at the supermarket. I was between the flour and sugar with a woman. She was talking aloud as she looked for the right size vanilla - too much or too little. At first I thought she was like me, an age where one talks to self aloud but oh no! Then I saw who she was talking to. An answer came from her left, I was on her right. It was her father. Or, so he said. He said, 'Now honey, you know that the bigger size is a better investment." I said to her, "Oh, look the bigger one is on sale! My father always loved a good bargain."

She looked at me, smiling non too sweetly, and grabbed the smaller bottle. Was I off? Did I not channel the correct information? The spirit evaporated before I could ask what the problem was.

I sensed that he and daughter had "issues." Merrily I departed that aisle to see what canned fruits would produce.

Take out the old photo albums and remember all the laughs you shared with a loved one who passed and no doubt, he or she will be visiting you soon. Merry meet, merry part and merry meet again.

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

HALLOWEEN RITUAL TO INVITE THE SPIRITS IN





THE VEIL DROPS

Hark! Hark to the wind! 'Tis the night, they say,When all souls come back from the far away
The dead, forgotten this many a day!

– Virna Sheard, Poet –

Halloween – dress up to the stars  - dress down to the bone, it’s all for amusement, right? 

This time of year was a sacred time for many such as the Celts to honor their elderly, ancestors, and the dead with special rituals and celebrations. Festivities and rituals of these  can be found in Celtic paganism history and later Catholic holy days were a combination of pagan beliefs with a day to honor the saints.

In the Celtic pagan tradition it was thought that the veils between the two worlds - the living and dead - thinned so spirits of the dead could walk the earth to visit their living relatives. Then they crossed back over to the “underworld”.

What if you could spend time with your loved ones who passed - even for a brief moment? 

During the spirits’ visit spooky things happened, as you can imagine. The living would dress-up in hopes that some spirits wouldn’t recognize and haunt them. But if they wanted the spirits to visit they would invite them with a similar ritual below.


To connect with the spirits of your loved ones to say hello and/or ask a question sit quietly indoor or out in nature (under the night sky is lovely) and/or do this beautiful sacred ritual. Reconnect during the most psychic energic time of All Hallows Eve (10/31), All Saint's Day (11/1) to Dead of the Dead (11/2).

Gather:
• Photo of deceased
• Pen (perhaps a favorite color)
• Paper
• Flower – any kind
• Incense – pleasant plus helps create a mood
• Candles – white, black and orange – white for clear visions, black for spiritual unknown and orange for season and color of renewal
• Burning vessel – ashtray or cauldron and matches to light your incense and candles

• Glass or bowl of water – signifies the other world and also can douse any fire mishaps.
• Sweet beverage in a nice glass – Symbolic gesture for visiting spirit guests
• Table or clothe on floor – lay the above upon.
• Chair - optional

You can do it simply by lighting a white candle, place it in a window along with a treats and add a chair for a spirit to sit and visit.

Light your incense and candles.

Quiet yourself for a few minutes or longer, then say, ‘Only good can enter herein.’ Perhaps add a prayer to the Divine to bring forth healing, loving energies and protect you from negative fearful thoughts and/or energies. After all it is Halloween and negative energies/entities also roam free along with your loved ones’ spirits.

Remember to snuff candle before leaving the room for the night.

Next - make a list of all of those who have passed, and how they affected your life. I write a thank you to my departed loved ones for what they gave me: love and support. To my ancestors I acknowledge the blessings such as the abilities and talents passed down that has help me to live fully.

You can fold the paper, burn it. As the paper burns it turns to smoke rising up and is symbolic for sending your thought to the mental psychic airwaves. Doing either is ‘mailing your message’. Or, fold and keep it overnight to bury or throw it in a moving body of water.

Peer into the water, relax and connect to the psychic mind - perhaps an image will form or a memory will be recalled. After that, invite your spirits to visit by taking your white candle, sweets and beverage to a window so as they walk the earth they will see the light and recognize you (home.)

Stay as long as you like, thinking of your loved ones, talking to her or him. If you hear, think or sense a message was given, take note it for later examination. Or, after your ritual (remember to snuff the candles and incense), you might dream about the spirits. It's easier for for them to communicate in this way.

Spirits often can’t get through to their loved ones because the grief is so strong. To the best of your ability, endeavor to be calm, upbeat and peaceful. You might get a message for another (relative or friend); if you do, share it.

Spirit communication is often stronger when conducted with others so perhaps another might want to do this ritual with you.

Wishing you a merry frolicking good time and a cauldron full of blessings.

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Learn more about me, my ghosts haunts videos, novels, The Skye in June, City of Redemption and consumer's guide, The Timeless Counselor: The Best Guide to a Successful Psychic Reading.  

Monday, October 18, 2010


From 6/09

Last Saturday at Eureka Valley Recreation Park I was one of three ( Susan Maher & Marie Callaghan on a panel of old residents to discuss life in this famous neighborhood before it became known as "The Castro."

Memories of Most Holy Redeemer school and life with the BVM nuns made for a much lively conversation. Although the other two panelists' memories where of the difficult and often cruel times with the nuns and Catholic church, I remember some positive ones also. The days at EV park was a huge positive memory for all especially for Marie who fondly reminisced about two of the directors, Dody and Clair’s, encouraging influence on her life. We all talked about how the Castro theater filled every Saturday with kids and Susan laughingly referred to Saturday picture day as the “babysitter.”

Memories of the neighborhood stores like Cliff's who put on the annual Halloween parade, costume and ice cream eating contests and the mechanical dinosaur were spoken about as were Mueller’s Swiss deli, Rossi’s meat market, ice cream shop (softies w/birdseed) and mentioned were the nine bars in two block radius. Eureka Valley was mostly Irish, Swiss, Swedes, some Italians and a then us, the Scottish immigrants.

I mentioned that my family's first home in the US was on Market Street, (featured in my novel The Skye in June) is now a center for psychic classes (ESP/Tarot) and readings, a coincidence since one character in my story experiences psychic phenomena lived at that very address. Then I read an excerpt from my novel.

There were many questions and sharing from the audience. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence with their headdresses, white faces and colorful dresses and who generously contributed and sponsored the event - Friends of the Library, had questions about life with the nuns and the first signs of the changing of the neighborhood into the gay mecca it was to become. Other in the audience shared historical facts and stories. One saying that Eureka Valley was the heart (center) of San Francisco. It holds a huge part in my heart.

Former owner of Thomas’ Cleaners spoke and had a table with antique irons including one heated by a Coleman gas contraption as well as some cast iron ones and early electric ones.

Author Jim Strange (Strange de Jim) presented a slide show and his book, San Francisco’s Castro.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Married to a Witch


Not once but twice the man committed to the witch. Bound to her through a handfasting ceremony he later signed a legal form pulling the knot tighter. Was it because of his love or the Love Potion Spell the witch cast?

Perhaps bit of both. But, I think he likes being married to a witch. He’s my husband.

I know hubby has taken quite a bit of ribbing being married to a witch. Standing around the barbecue pit with his buddies flipping burgers, I heard him asked, “So, like, does she put spells on you?” followed by a bucket full of manly ho, ho ho’s. Husband just smiled. He knows that indeed I did put a spell on him shortly after we met – with his permission of course. In fact, he supplied me with a snippet of his hair. “Go ahead, put a spell on me,” brave-hearted potential lover said, and then dubiously eyeing the anthame (witch ceremonial knife) added, “A good one.”

I didn’t use all his hair on once. First, using a few strands, I cast a spell that he’d be happy, healthy and play good golf. Then after a while I coveted him (like truly yum yum), so I wrapped the remaining strands of hair around my finger like a ring before carefully slipped it off to soak overnight in Cleopatra oil. When the moon was lustfully plump and bright one Venus night I knelt before my altar and chanted (actually cooed) words of love to him. When I mentioned the love spell he laughed saying , “Cool” whereas a sister witch declared “Oh my goddess alive! You'll never get rid of him." And, to this day, I never do want to get rid of him. That's another spell anyway.

Before marrying legally (muggle way) we had had a handfasting ritual, and although my wedding day was superb, the handfasting was magically beautiful with lots of laughter during the holy affair. It took place in the early crisp winter morning of New Years Day 2001 in a wooded countryside with the wedding party and guests in their sleep attire covered by down jackets and complete with woolen gloves. The bridesmaids were several Barbie dolls dressed up in glittery costumes like Fairy Princesses, which I'm sure they really were.

The deep green winter clothing and earthy scents created a lively energy to the ceremony. The rapid running of the overflowing river was our music. A circle was drawn around the area where our personally written vows would be exchanged. The officiating priestess-witch donned in flannel nightgown and woolen leggings read the vows aloud before binding our hands with a red ribbon signifying we were as one. It was a fun, loving, enchanting event.
As time came passed we had to decide to renew the vows. We did. He likes being married to a witch. He can handle it. That’s what he tells the guys.

Handfasting is an ancient ritual for a couple to agree to live together for a year and a day. During the ceremony the couple's hands or wrists are bound together with a ribbon or cord wrapped snugly in a figure eight hence giving the ceremony its name. Today “tying the knot” comes from the tying of the cord or ribbon. The vows were similar to modern day marriage. If all went well the agreement was renewed. If not, I guess they divided up the furniture, goats and chickens. It was a common practice amongst the ancient Celts for many centuries and remained a legal union in Scotland until 1939. Although there are a few ideas of the purpose of handfasting - an engagement or actual marriage contract - it was a time to decide if they’d make a good life together. There are other handfasting rituals, such as drawing a circle around the ground where the wedding party stands symbolizing a power place where only good can enter there in. And with a marriage that’s all we still hope for.

Handfasting and spells are mentioned in my novel, “The Skye in June.June took up the comb untangling a couple of strands of hair. She tossed them into the ashtray and set them on fire with the red candle. Smoke smoldered up and the smell of burnt hair mingled with the incense.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Religion-Fair & Equal to Women?

Religious people too often condemn me for being a pagan and witch. Even when I hope to soften my spiritual choice by saying, "I'm a Wicca", a title I hope sounds a bit more acceptable, they look skeptically or at times fearfully, at me and draw away.

How could this happen to a nice former Catholic girl such as myself? What demon seduced to me to prance around under the moon naked to the world? What evil spirit took control of my innocent Catholic soul calling me to cast spells? Honestly, it was a progression rather than a possession.

I have heard a lot of bad stories from former Catholics and especially from those who attended Catholic school. I have a few also, along with and funny ones. Most of my thoughts are cherished memories such as about the nuns who taught me. Of course, there was always "that nun" who I found unusually cruel and should not have been around children, but there was also "that nun" who carried me forward, guiding and building into her teachings a love for literature, or once finally my fear of math transformed under kindness.

When I chose to leave my religion I took some reasonable philosophical and spiritual concepts. Catholicism began my connection to a deep caring for, and practice in, spirituality. For this I am forever grateful. Later mixing and matching other teachings, I created a satisfying spiritual practice.

It wasn't the spirituality of Catholicism that turned me from the Church. It was the "ol' boy" attitude that started my exodus. It wasn't the nuns that caused me to fear my beliefs; it was the how females bought into that attitude - men are superior proven by the fact that they decide all-important decisions.

I experienced Catholicism is stuck in a religious dogma that does not allow for progressive social changes. If you are a practicing Catholic and attend Mass regularly look around you. What you more often than not will see are many more females - old, middle-aged and young girls. Yes, there are often male children, a few younger or middle-aged men and senior males. The Catholic Church is supported more by the participation of females than of the opposite sex. Then why don't the females have stronger roles? Don't give me Jesus built his church upon the men story again -that was history - a time when men had the freedom to do that.

That in it self and also being a freethinking and outspoken woman, I turned away from the religion I was born into.

Outside of Wicca I have not found religions to be fair and equal for a female to hold a strong and influential role such as a pope, mullah, or rabbi as religious leaders and not in the role of wives and mothers. I'm opened to learning about religions that support a woman in decision-making roles for the religion's laws and dogmas.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Autumn Time Predictions

photo by Jennie Yuen

June Ahern's two books, The Skye in June and The Timeless Counselor/A Professional Psychic Reader more at juneahern.com

Autumn a time when night comes quickly and the cold lingers longer – time to think and dream, time for soups, hot teas and memories of the summer days gone past. A time of remembering those that have passed away from our lives as the leaves drop from the trees to the earth – as one. A time of celebration of the bounty we have, of the love we share and the caring we give and get! No matter how small you think your blessings are, be thankful for each one. Blessed be.

Stirring up the waters of life in my cauldron these autumn visions were revealed to me: (read the sign you're born under & your rising one, if you know it.)

LIBRA: Energy is sparked by opportunities brought to light through your recent travels, studies and chance meetings. Expect communications of like-minded others business and personal. Ask questions; be sure your agenda is on their agendas. Listen, learn and lead. Ooze your charm and glory to the beauty of the Libra! Art of all kind stimulates a desire to be into the fullness of autumn.

SCORPIO: Summer relationships were fun but exhausting of your delicate nervous system. Take control now and days off from the constant needy people. A wise teacher comes into your life. Brew some tea, sit and chat and open up (it really won’t hurt) – color time change in the wardrobe – yes closet clearing time. Freshen up, loosen up and live it up! It’s all about the laughs - your four L’s – what other “L” word comes to mind?

SAGITTARIUS: Whiny away, who cares? Tossing your head with ideas but the hooves can’t get off the ground to success? Oh my, a trainer can set you on the right path if you’d only LISTEN once in a while, dear hotheaded friend. Take your fire and turn it down a notch, you are well love, well like and respected. Get a hug; give hug and merry meet with friends. Go to new places, see new wonders and get a new attitude. It’s all about the NEW YOU. Art by Jennie Yuen

CAPRICORN: Which way she (he) go? Two steps forward, one to the left, back up, now you’re in deep -. Yes, the “C” word will come up as you smile and agree with others, they’ll want you to stay, be a part of and oh no! Lead the way. More things to do, but who can do it better? It’s okay to be needed. You have the ability to be in control, get things centered and grounded and know you saved the day. Accept the adulations gracefully.

AQUARIUS: There is no then; it’s all about now, in the moment. All year patience has been the key word and the tilt toward –BUST A MOVE – is on the horizon. Better spruce up the wardrobe – ask a Libra about colors and styles. Chat it up, accept the challenges of new relationships while deciding which ones fit and also which old relationships can go into the recycling bin – it’s okay other people will pick them up. The spin is in movement and you are stepping into it.

PISCES: Bigger, stronger, better if you ate your spinach that is. (Read my spring and summer predictions for spinach advice) This has been a powerful year for you little fishy’ez – it was a step-up and be counted at the head of the line. Tough decisions had to be made as your focus was on what is best for you and not for everyone else. The waters as smoother this autumn as you flow into a restful dreamy state, dancing under the moon, falling in love with even just being in love with life. Take a gamble, your lucky number and day is now.

Please read a chapter from my novel, THE SKYE IN JUNE, at links to left - WICKED BEHAVIOR IN HOLY SAVIOR.

ARIES: Stop holding your breath – jump – it’s okay you’ll survive. Strict regime didn’t kill the Spartans and it won’t kill you. Others hold the lead line right now as you move up the line toward the truth of self. The constraints of others rules can either give you a headache or give you exactly what you need to flourish. Warm nights by the fire, speaking slowly and thoughtfully and counting that somebody, besides yourself, sees clearly the truth of your heart is what your soul is searching for. Be still, be silent and dream big.

TAURUS: What can I say other than; you were right, life is a field of daisies. Sorting it out, figuring where everything goes, setting down the rules, pushing the crumbs off the table and sweeping it up – plans come together. Don’t rush the process. If you don’t have a calendar, get one. Schedules are important to keep on track. You do work well alone so keep busy bodies at bay. You know what you are doing. Still, when you need assistance, accept it. Come late December your gifts will be plenty.

GEMINI: Frazzled yet? Yes. No denying the Gemini’s are in many directions naturally but you’ve overdone it and really are rather scattered, would you not agree? A much needed rest time is upon you and hey! Listen you can still have a good holiday cheer. Be a monk, a silent nun, an alone traveler, step away from others energy to the best of your ability. Smile but offer no words of the wise, help a friend but wear a watch and say adios early. Your energy can be renewed and great ideas, professional changes and personal relationships fall into place my mid-November or I’m your Uncles’ monkey!

CANCER: Why? Why? And more why? Listening to good advice is not easy when you pull into your shell and cover it with sand. The cool days and long nights are perfect for you to fix what you ignored during the summer time if you’re smart. Come into the moon beams, spread opened your arms and let in the light of the night sun. Remember that class (course or learning time) you took four years ago? It holds an answer for you progressing professionally at this time. Personally – a bit too demanding of others leaves the crabby girl or boy floating between stubborn digging in the claws or wishy-washy boo-hoo I’m hurt. They’re not listening. Wipe off the sand and dry up the tears and present a reasonable solution and/or plan. They will move on with you in a supportive way. You are so charming almost Libra like.

LEO: Giggle, giggle, toss the mane, and twitch your whiskers. You’re back in your glory whatever that means to you. You are in the center, the limelight, the see I told you smugness. All eyes are on you but hopefully you don’t get so caught up in it you forget the many invitations to social events. Balance big cats – the “My audience awaits me” with “I need ME time.” It’s great that you are being acknowledged but there could be some real needy traps there. Love is diffidently in your corner, at your doorsteps and even popping out of the closet. Wear the autumn colors, hold a séance, have a Halloween party – it’s LEO PARTY TIME!

VIRGO: You have much to offer, wisdom, loyalty, organization and what else? Dig into your gold chest and bring forth new ideas as you continue to grow spiritually and with grace attract a better group of people (this includes long-time relationships improving.) This is a simple quiet time that is also very powerful. Your intuition is soaring. Check your dreams for important messages and clues to upcoming events. An old lover wants to set it straight, rekindle the relationship and/or apologize for not recognizing your importance in his or her life. Don’t hold grudges; don’t jump back into it but just listen and say, “Thank” or “I’ll get back to you.” Patience my earthy being. The seeds are only beginning to sprout for you. New Year’s Eve will blast away the past and you truly will begin a new adventure.

PLEASE LET ME KNOW THROUGH YOUR COMMENT IF MY PREDICTIONS HAVE BEEN HELPFUL TO YOU. FIRST TWO RESPONDERS WILL RECEIVE A FREE PSYCHIC ANSWER TO A QUESTION.

Book review for the Skye in June from Goodreads: ...this book was different than any book I have read before, which is such a plus in this day of cookie cutter mass market paperbacks. ~ Jessica

Monday, September 20, 2010

Autumn Moon Walker


I love the changing of seasons and Autumn is my very favorite time of year. The nights grow longer, giving me more time to snuggle in bed, enjoy a warm fire and silly as it might sound, take a walk in the night time. When I walk around and see lights on in houses I imagine the lives of the people inside them. Are you sitting happily around a dinning room table exchanging life stories, tales of adventurous vacations? The smells in the air of firewood burning and the increasing crispness of the air surrounding me helps my steps to quicken, rounding the corner I look forward to being home, a cuppa (tea) and my unfinished novel. Pulling my coat tighter I move along the street, passed a barking dog and step back as a cat skids in front of me. The cool night gives way to a clear sky where a gibbous moon promises to round out in a week. An autumn full moon - a boasting light in a black sky. And of course there's Halloween on the horizon. Yipee.

In my novel,The Skye in June, my main character, June crawls out her bedroom window at midnight to dance with the moon on a starry night.

Saturday, July 31, 2010


We just celebrated my mother's ninetieth (90) birthday at her favorite tea room and concluded the luncheon by exchanging tealeaf readings, which we learned from mom.
Being a Scottish family a good hot cuppa of black loose-leafed tea blended perfectly with milk and sugar was our breakfast brew. Cup emptied sometimes my mother would read our tea leaves -only for fun she'd remind us, being a good and faithful Catholic.
Her love for spooky and "unusual" sparked an interest in her children, an interest that continued to grow as we did. Like some of my siblings (the rest are in denial I think) I read the tarot cards, aura's, tealeaves, (of course) and see spirits.
Although she'd never admit to having special psychic abilities, Mom has seen spirits too, and has had prophetic dreams.
As far back as I can remember Mom has loved the mysterious and supernatural. When we were kids we'd sit with mouth's hanging open at the breakfast table as she recounted in great dramatic detail the previous night's television program "One Step Beyond (too late for us kids). Afterward we'd have to scamper down the steep San Francisco hills to a day with the nuns, head full of spooky images.
Friday nights we'd get to stay up late and with her would watch The Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
She's not crazy about me being a witch though. Mom is mostly dismayed about some of her daughters being witches and pagans, wishing we'd have remained faithful to Catholicism as she has. But on an odd day Mom says, Maybe I'm the head witch, eh? Giving her sweet smile.
Living through the bombings during World War ll, immigrating to Canada (with five kids), back to Glasgow Scotland (with one more) and then to the US (w/seventh in the picture above, to meet my father); living through the 1960's in SF with teens, and all the other things that come with eight kids and a strong-willed husband, I think my mother is a most wonderful woman. Blessed be.
THE SKYE IN JUNE, my novel, is about a Scottish immigrant family living in San Francisco with one child that has unusual abilities. In the book there is a chapter about the mother reading tea leaves and this part of my fictional story I took from what my mother had told us about how she started reading tea leaves–– "When June (that's me) was born I read tea leaves for one of the other mother's in the ward. I don't know why. I never had done it before."

How has your mother influenced your abilities and talents?

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

WITCH WEDDING & HANDFASTINGS






Witches do marry -- whether it be a handfasting ceremony and/or a legal affair (according to the man-made laws of the land).

My husband and I married both ways––handfasting in ‘02 and civil ceremony in ’06.

Like other brides and grooms everywhere, witches (includes pagans and Wiccans) wish for their wedding vows, rituals and celebrations to be beautiful, memorable and reflective of their spiritual beliefs.

Witches, you can have a wedding that is a true expression of witchcraft (pagan - Wiccan) beliefs and values. Start by creating your own wedding vows––words that reflect your true intentions and magic. Make your vows a sacred message for all to hear, a message of your devotion to the goddess(es), one that speaks of the power of your love and the purpose of uniting as a family.Blessed be.

“Handfasting and Wedding Rituals: Welcoming Hera's Blessing” by Raven Kaldera suggests about how to create a holy pagan/witch/wiccan wedding.

After our San Francisco City Hall wedding my husband and I exchanged promises at our reception with family and friends. We had written them on special paper with a selected colored pens. I also read an old Celtic poem. Afterward the readings we burned the papers in a cauldron, sending the words up into the ether toward the heavens--a common w/w/p ritual. A ceremony of lighting a unity candle (two figures intertwined) followed.

Another way of making a ritual of your vows is after exchanging them, place the paper in a circle on an altar set up for your wedding. The circle can be drawn before or at the time of the ceremony and made from small stones, crystals, shells or rose petals. Or you can choose to burn them in a fire-proof container at the altar or later. Scatter the ashes in a moving body of water or bury in the ground.

If older family members or those of another religion are guests, perhaps consider including something conventional rituals or religious aspects in a show respect. It can help bring them accept and celebrate your pagan union in a joyous way. The word God might be said, as would The Lady and The Lord, or a goddess, such as the Greek goddess Hera or Roman name, Juno. Perhaps ask a parent or grandparent to light a unity candle.

After exchanging rings blend the red rope handfasting ritual. Clasp hands and with the free hands tie a ribbon around the united hands.

Jump the Broom - old pagan wedding ritual - at the altar stand within a circle drawn beforehand or the bride’s attendees can draw a circle around the couple before or after the vows are exchanged. After the vows one of your wedding party can lay the broom down for both to jump.

Jumping the broom marks the beginning of making a home together and symbolizes that the groom and bride physically and spiritually crossing the threshold into the land of matrimony. As they sweep away the old and the welcome the new they begin a new life together with a clean sweep!

Witch, Wiccan or pagan ceremonies and rituals begin the magic with Calling in the The Four Corners (Elements.) You can use a wand or your finger as you move around the four directions. You can light a candle placed in each direction also.


Face the East - As we welcome the sun each morning, the dawn of a new day I welcome in energy of the east.
Face the South - As I welcome the spark of the day to spark the fire of my actions I welcome in the energy of the south
Face the West - As I leave my dream world I bring them forth into my waking day to manifest within the right time. I welcome the energy of the west.
Face the North - As I bring into form that which I am manifesting, that which I work to create I weclome the energy of the north.

All around: I welcome the powers of above, the powers from below and the powers all around.

http://www.ceremonies.com.au/sitefiles/res_symbol.htm

Or use this one or do it also later in the ceremony you might want to acknowlede the corners again in a different order for the handfasting/wedding ceremony:

Face the south:
Fire:
 From fire comes love and warmth. The spark that created our passion. Welcome Fire!

Face the West
Water:
 Water is the giver and purifier of life, sustaining us, as it will this marriage.

Air breaths new life into love.
 Giving both _______ and ______ the freedom to be themselves.

Earth:
The earth upon which we walk provides us with our home and our future.

Candles are very Witchy - aren't they? and also culturally and religiously acceptable to many: During our reception my husband's daughter and my son lit separate candles and then presented each to us. After receiving the candle, we newly weds then lit a “unity couple” candle of a man and woman united in wax. It burned throughout the reception in a safe fire-proof container away from guests bumping into it but where it could be seen. Or,you can light separate candles placed close, but not touching. As the candles burn down the wax merges. As a minister when officiating at weddings I provide two image or figure candles set on a platter together and later after they have burned down, I “read” the wax combination for the couple.

What to wear? Witches can and do, wear traditional clothing. The bride -- white gown or full ritual witch clothing. Where to buy witch clothing? You can put together a gown that might look like Elvira's maybe in white though rather than her black or black if that is what you wish, or visit a Renaissance or Celtic faire for capes and dresses. And, let us not forget that special sexy (witches are very sensual beings) undergarments, something a bit deliciously wicked!

Here's a few websites to help your wedding day be magical one. Blessed be. Therefore it is: http://www.religioustolerance.org/mar_hand.htm
http://www.projo.com/lifebeat/content/projo_20060218_pagstory.21d87c99.html
http://www.projo.com/lifebeat/content/projo_20060218_pagstory.21d87c99.html

http://www.gabartow.org/military/miscFiles/broom

Photographs witch wedding and jumping the broom with permission by travellady.com

Merry meet, merry part and merry meet again. Wishing you a very joyous union of love.

About June Ahern and her books at june ahern dot com

My books:
Novels:
The Skye in June - Girl with psychic abilities, Scottish immigrants in San Francisco

City of Redemption

The Timeless: The Best Guide to a Successful Psychic Reading

How to Talk With Spirits: Seances, Mediums, Ghost Hunts

Friday, July 9, 2010


Do Fat Witches Fly Lower? Bumpy, bumpy...fat butt dragging along.


Marielle fat Witch says no!

At my heaviest weight I said, “F@*# it, and bought “big jeans” and red lipstick, and then met a wonderful man, who I would later marry.

Recently I was interviewed by Big Girl Bombshell

"What have been a few struggles with your weight and body image?" I was asked.

HA! A few? LIKE: Weight & Acceptance - Self and Others. Weight and Romance. Weight and Social Standing. Weight and Professional Success. WAIT! A lot of wasted years hoping and praying to "fit in." If only I were thin- even the years where thinner became a constant wish.

What would we be doing if not thinking and fretting over, Is my butt too big? Does my belly stick out? Are you sure I look good in this?


Thinking and feeling badly about yourself can take the good of the day and turns it into an unhappy less fulfilled one? Could it be one of the biggest waste of time?

What else would be doing with your precious life time?

Sadly the majority of women (and maybe some men) have an issue around their weight. Fat, skinny, flat chested, top-heavy, and I've heard even beautifully built women speak negative about their body image.

As a witch I enjoy my physical world more and hence enjoy the beauty of my own self. In fact, in that enjoyment I've learned to take better care of myself body because as a witch I go skyclad. Skyclad at my altar and also in the company of my coven.

In my novel, The Skye in June, one of the daughter's body image leads to more physical abuse.

ART WORK FROM: Lady at Large

Saturday, July 3, 2010


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The Skye in June, is a story about a Scottish immigrant family set in Glasgow Scotland and San Francisco during mid-1950's to the start of the Haight/Ashbury scene early '60's when the four girls come of age. Receiving five stars reviews on Amazon + Goodreads and at Juneahern.com/comments
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Saturday, June 26, 2010

SUMMER TIME PREDICTIONS BY THE WITCH GODDESS



Please join me Sunday, June 27th, 8-9 p.m. for a radio interview and reading excerpts from my novel, The Skye in June, in my best Glaswegian burr on (stream on right). KGGV-LP 95.1 FMKGGV-LP 95.1 FM "The Bridge" Guerneville, CA


- Stirring up the waters of life in my cauldron these Summer visions were revealed to me: (read the sign you're born under & your rising one, if you know it.)

Summerr is about fun and pleasure, family, sensuality, and friends, and lovers. Be glad to be alive! No matter how small you think your blessings are, be thankful for each one. Visit friends, eat outdoors, walk in nature and enjoy the summer time.

GEMINI: Hi ho, hi ho and off to fun we go – finally! THE GODDESS JUNO DOTH DECLARE! With your great wit, Gemini dears, entertain family & friends over a cauldron of wine coolers. Contact old friends and memorable lovers for a jolly good (even if brief) time. Seek new summer hangouts. Be adventurous; be naughty as you are already. Catch the dancing rainbow beams and love life fully!

CANCER: A spot in the warm sand calls you to dig in. But not too deep. Relax and release your creative flow of ideas. Invite like-minded artist for long talks about joining for potential money-making projects. Kudos for your clear sights and fab ideas will follow, as will initiations to new horizons. Go for it ALL! An earth sign lover will wander into your space with a good joke. Take a peek. P.S. Don’t overdo - sleep at tad in that warm spot.

LEO: Fires out of control? Which one do you put out first? Don't be so dramatic. It's only more invites for you most popular kings and queen of the jungle night. Party hearty. Buy new clothing that sparkles or says, "Star!" People are falling in love with you, again. Radiate in all shades of yellow, gold and deep purples and greens, you are the picture of health. It's okay to speak your mind to an eager audience. Swoon into romantic nights. Dream BIG! The wish star is traveling toward you. A new romance or romance renews.

VIRGO: Laying low you’ve gathered the information you need to get the goods on those who haven’t seen the truth of the matter. Don't spring into action just yet with your insights and information. Settle back. Take a breather and sip of a mint tulip, you deserve a wee break. The check is in the mail and the award is being packaged. An instant lover wants to take you skinny-dipping, be wickedly spontaneous. I won’t tell if you don’t.

LIBRA: Lighten your load for the summer. Indecisive Libras can leave it at that, no decision while you enjoy outdoor concerts and merry-making. On the work front, you do need to say “yes” to a new project even if it doesn’t make sense to you. Play, if only in your imagination until the bell rings setting you free. Love for you is about play and romance and why not? Wait for the "big" talks when you have found a balance of energy, coming in August.

SCORPIO: Ending some relationships might not be your first choice, but it is a good one to accept at this time, all good and not so good things must come to an end - at least for the summer. Take long walks uphill to help in releasing your stress & tension, your sorrow, frustration, and anger. Think “this is the first day of the rest of my life” each summer day to see the glow of happiness in places you haven’t seen for a while, or at all. Embrace old loves and new suitors with a "maybe" on your lips. But invite back to your hearth ONLY if he or she has proven a healthy track rate since your parting of ways.

SAGITTARIUS: If you must work, do it with a whistle, a smile on your lips and a willingness to share your strength to those who are needy. Summer is a time for self-healing. A massage, a facial, - any R&R retreat away from responsibilities. Let others do for you and don't jump in to help or tell them how to do it, please. Family, friends, and strangers need your open arms but you need theirs too. No telling or judging, fixing or denouncing, rather give great love and that is what you will receive back three-fold times. A lover of days gone by would like to stop by for a warm night.

CAPRICORN: Merry meet, merry part and merry meet again. Let it go. Yes, even those BIG plans. As you walk the summer road greet new people, experiences, and ideas with a wide grin. They are your muses, come to inspire you with "another" way to live. You've been a good friend, but alas, some friendships have turned sour. Still, your rewards show up in invites to picnics in the park, swimming in lakes and calls from friends you thought forgot you. A gentle hand stirs your wild imagination and you realize that sensuality IS you. Go for it.

AQUARIUS: With a gentle move forward you are aware of the beauty in life, past the stress and disbelief of the world’s current status. You realize that you do influence people, that you are a leader. Invite others into your space, accept who shows up, bless those who leave and breathe deeply, you are progressing (if you were patient this year as advised.) Your love life needs sprucing up. Pick a romantic spot to share with a lover or potential one.

Please read a chapter from my novel, THE SKYE IN JUNE, WICKED BEHAVIOR IN HOLY SAVIOR at catholicpagan.typepad.com/catholicpagan

Book review from Goodreads: ...this book was different than any book I have read before, which is such a plus in this day of cookie cutter mass market paperbacks. ~ Jessica

Sunday, June 13, 2010


SAN FRANCISCO BOOK CLUB LOVED THE SKYE IN JUNE

At a book party for my novel a guest piped up, "Oh! I wish you weren't a witch!"

I replied, "I wish you weren't a Catholic."

"But you seem so nice to be a witch," said she.

She learned that you can't judge a book by its cover.

After I had finished reading an excerpt of my novel the many questions and comments about life in San Francisco during the book's era commenced.

My book parties seem to attract, not only avid book readers, but often women who have attended Catholic schools (or are Catholics) With my book parties in and around San Francisco I've encountered many who know or know of, the same people that I do. We really are much like a large family with relatives and mutual friends spread out throughout the City.
The latest party in San Francisco was with a book club that has been meeting for about twenty years and is made up of of mostly former San Francisco Catholic students.Within a few moments I also discovered that one woman worked with one of my sister-in-laws at a school in the City. The same in-laws that had lived only up the block from where the party was held.

Upon mentioning the SF parochial grammar school (was in Eureka Valley area) that I had attended, right away a few names were tossed at me.

Yes, her I know, - he was in my sister's class - no I don't know him but I'll ask my husband who was one year behind me.

Once again, the major theme of my book - prejudices (don't judge until you experience a person for yourself) was played out right there. You see, one never really knows about another, different in religion, color, etc is truly like until a meeting takes place. Some in that group learned that witches can be good fun people. And from a few comments (quietly) said to me, I do believe there were a couple of goddess worshippers (Wiccans.)

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LISTEN on June 27th, '10 - KGGV. 95.1, The Bridge, Guerneville, CA - She Said - Women Writers Reading. June Ahern with host, Roberta Schepps. Click on Streaming to right

Sunday, May 9, 2010

PASSING OF A WITCH - RITUAL


Yesterday I participated in my first Wicca passing ceremony. It was for Ellen, my beloved eldest sister—the first born of eight children and the first to die. She was also High Priestess of our coven.

Born into a Scottish Catholic family, Ellen had been a Wiccan and witch for the past fourteen years.


When the funeral ceremony was being planned one of Ellen’s daughters (also a coven member) said it was only proper that her mom have a Wiccan funeral.

It’s not the norm for Wiccans/pagans/witches to openly celebrate such events as weddings, new child, or deaths in our way with the blessings or acceptance of family, society or other religions, We usually keep them private. But I agreed because recently Ellen had told me that she no longer would hide her Wiccan witch path.

I undertook the task of preparing a ceremony while keeping in mind that there’d also be a Rosary in respect for our Catholic mother and relatives.

Our event would take place before the memorial celebration. The entire Scottish clan was invited. Ellen’s sisters, children, grandchildren and very few friends attended. Our mother, brothers and their families did not for their religious beliefs could not be crossed over.

Each person was smudged before entering the chapel. Her coven, donned in capes, gowns, witch hats or flowed wreaths and the few grandchildren participating gathered around the casket while in the pews, guests sat. Ellen laid quietly (she was a quiet person in a crowd) in a forest-green cape and gown with a beautiful mother-of-peal shelled necklace. An altar was set in front of her. Upon it were such things as lilies, chalice, salt, athame and various colored candles - including three image candles: black for transition, white, spirit transcending, red for rebirth. Frankincense and myrrh incense wafted lightly throughout the chapel. The four corners were called in and the circle was cast, the spell made fast and only good could enter therein. Three grandchildren drummed and another rang a bell before a blessing of Ellen commenced. Hallowed words were spoken over her as she was cleansed with a special incense, ocean water and oils. A granddaughter dropped rose petals around the coffin. A sacred guided meditation was delivered followed by several Oms that vibrated throughout the room. The group sang the song,We All Come From the Goddess... three times. The circle was closed. All held hands singing The circle is opened not unbroken, may the peace of the goddess be ever in your heart. Merry meet, merry part and merry meet.

It was truly magical, fitting for a most respected High Priestess. So Mote it be.

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Monday, April 26, 2010

DAY ONE STARTS NOW



picture from artwanted.com

Day One for the Rest of My Life has already started with the quietness of time.


How do I want it to be? Smooth and easy....take care of some biz (responsibilities) to keep the flow moving and also, include reflection time. To sit for a moment looking at something enjoyable - whatever that might be - for time to breathe deeply. What do you see? What do you feel? Come within self, touch your soul, even for a moment, a second. All is well in your world.

What a wonderful world if you allow yourself to stop and see the wonder of it. Blessed be.

Music encourages and supports my creative muses to come play. What about you? Does music also inspire your life? In what way?

The Skye in June - with a help from 1960's tunes - a story was created about a young girl, ostracized from her family's religious beliefs, finds solace in the goddess.
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Sunday, April 25, 2010

MAY VISIONS FOR YOU



I like to have fun with my psychic abilities - not all work you know. So here's some fun predictions for May.


Stirring up the waters of life in my cauldron these MAY visions were revealed to me: (read the sign you're born under & your rising one, if you know it.)

CAPRICORN: Don’t mix and match goals, rather stay steady with one or two until a result is realized. Take a Pisces to lunch for new ideas.

AQUARIUS: Patience is your 2010 word, but for now move forward with gusto to get commitments from others. If none is given by the end of May, well there you have it ~ move to those who will support your goals.

PISCES: Get away, get over it, get on – distance yourself from other’s “issues”, giving them time to be reasonable. Play with those who enjoy your charming intuitive reflections and praise your kindness. Let the others eat ....alone!

ARIES: What you see and hear IS IT. You can’t get others to change to your likings at this time, even your fiery charms will not turn them on. Spend time blowing off steam with fast physical activities.

TAURUS: You can’t fix Humpty Dumpty to perfection. Life isn't perfect right now. Can you let it be okay with cracks and missing pieces at this time? The answer(s) comes later in May of how, why and when.

GEMINI: People are not listening, so take a break with a furry friend and a walk in nature to talk to the birds and bees. A spark of life not found this year begins to be ignited.

CANCER: Spruce up the place; prepare good food, and you will charm those who support your goals and dreams. They're just waiting for someone like you.

LEO: Sorry, it’s true, your fame is not glowing because you’re only hoping rather than strategizing. Settle down to one goal, no matter how small and don't try to tackle all at one time. By the end of May you will be into a new groove.

VIRGO: You said WHAT? Check your communication with loved ones because feelings have been hurt. You might have been right, but what is important, right or a good team to support your cause? Yes, someone has to leave, but have her or him leave without burning bridges.

LIBRA: The scales are tipped in your favor as far as another needing to please you rather than visa versa. TAke a gamble, ask for more than ever from relatives and good friends. Don't take "we'll see" - it's yes or no.

SCORPIO: The road to financial gain continues to put pebbles in your shoes, but know that you’re gaining ground. Make sure you pat the earth around you securely by not adding another debt or going for the gold. Steady. See Aquarius.

SAGITTARIUS: Love is not to be conquered, rather it is to be romanced, purr like a Leo, stroke like a Gemini and love blossoms. Have a "Maypole" party, dance, laugh and be the usual life of the party.

Please read a chapter from my novel, THE SKYE IN JUNE, at links to left - WICKED BEHAVIOR IN HOLY SAVIOR.

Book reveiw from Goodreads: "...this book was dif

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

WILLING A CLEAR VISION

There are other terms used for creating magic; creative visualization and manifestation is one as is, where there is a will there's a way.

But even with the will there must be clarity of purpose.

As a life coach one of the first things I ask a new client (and also present ones creating new goals) is tell me about it. All about it. What you see, hear, feel, sense - how your goal looks, how you feel moving toward it and also, perhaps achieving it. If my client is not clear or, I cannot see it (and I am an open person with a good visual sense) then that goal is not clear.

This clarity is also true when creating magic and that is why the process of preparing for the creation whether that be a spell or a vision board (a goal map) or even journaling about it, is so important.

If you are creating through a spell there are "tools" and other useful items to collect. You want your space to have a relaxing, mysterious and magical energy. Therefore a few candles and incense will add to the ambiance. And according to your particular spell you might gather other objects like a photo of what you are doing, a piece of jewelry that represents your own energy, a plant to grow things, like money or flowers representing the blooming of your enterprise.

All in all be as clear as you can about what it is you want, name it - I create more money, say - see how your life will be with that money - write your statement several times to concrete your commitment and with a smile, create.

Please read about my novel, The Skye in June. It's receiving five star reviews from readers/ amazon and goodreads.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Good Witch, Bad Witch, Which?

Which Witch am I?

Bad?

Good?

People often ask me that when learning that I’m a witch.

Does that mean that we witches practice either white or black magic? No.

ach witch must answer for her or himself.

If one is a gossiper, liar, and/or controlling then she/he is just that, whether she is a witch or muggle. For instance, a person in a group gossips, judges and says negative things about another member, is it reflective of the group or the person’s pettiness and mean-spirited attitude? E

Alas, I must confess, it’s not always easy to be a goodie, goodie white witch all the time, especially when you know you wield a certain power of bending and shaping your world around you: A witch can only strife to create with integrity. Most run along the gray line when casting a spell.

Unfortunately, an ugly rumor was started that all witches are evil or live on the dark side––not to be confused with the wild side where many witches do enjoy being.

True, there are witches practicing on the darker shade of white magic. Black magic can be very powerful and carries strong ju-ju (medicine, power or magic.) It is controlling without the care of negative effects upon another, others or environment (a familiar ring with our political/spiritual world conditions?).

An example of white or black magic could be a love interest. A person desires to retain the love of another, who may not be reciprocating (perhaps is involved with another). A black magic spell would control or bend, with no thought of whom it might hurt, the heart of love interest. White magic: forgo securing that lover if she or he isn’t a willing participant, but do create a loving partner into your life. That way the witches decree, with harm to none, is better applied.

Witchcraft includes a three fold times belief; whatever you do comes back to you three times and therefore,like any thing we want whether we attain through setting goals, praying or casting a spell, it begins with a person’s integrity and values.

An educated and honorable witch understands this and doesn’t rush to cast a spell without consideration and preparation and having done everything humanly possible.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

CATHOLICISM PREPARED ME FOR THE GODDESS

Wicca is now my spiritual path, but if not for my early Catholic religious training I might not have connected to it as I have. I grew up in a devotedly Catholic household and attended parochial school until the eight grade. Both prepared me for a strong spiritual life.

My seventh grade nun piqued my interest in theology by introducing religious practices different from Catholicism. Curious, I wanted more than learning about other religions--I wanted to participate in them, something not encouraged or acceptable at school nor home.

At that time I didn't realize that what I was seeking was a spiritual practice that would empower me as a female.

In the United States many Catholics place God in the highest position as the supreme being. Jesus second followed by Mary, His mother. My own mother, who was completely devoted to Mary, taught her children to pray first to God's mother in times of need. Her devotion to the Mother stems from her Catholic European influence where Mary is a pivotal holy power. Mother's loyalty to Mary had a great affect upon my trust in, and bond to, female deities and made for an easy transition to a goddess religion.

Catholics also pray to other female deities known as patron saints. Many countries and cultures have their own goddesses and female saints who serve as protectors and guardians. To me they are sisters to the goddesses: Saint Joan of Arc from France is sister to the Greek goddess, Diana, warrior and hunter: pray to them for strength and courage during life's battles. Saint Rita of Cascia and the Hindu goddess, Kali help deliver abused women from maltreatment while Mary's mother, Saint Ann and the Greek goddess, Hera, are patroness to married and childless women.

The Catholic holy women, though held in great esteem, are not afforded the powerful positions as the goddesses who are equal to the gods.

With this unequal share of gender power as well as with great faith in Mary, and with appreciation of my Catholic foundation, I chose a strong female spiritual path to put my faith in. I am now free to dance with wild abandonment under the moon skyclad, if I wish. I can conjure up magic and be a powerful woman instrumental in the progress of humanity. I am whole.

In my novel, The Skye in June, my main character is a Catholic who also has a pull to the goddess.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Photograph permission by travellady.com


Witches do marry -- whether it be a handfasting ceremony and/or a legal affair (according to the man-made laws of the land).

My husband and I married both ways––handfasting in ‘02 and legally in ’06.

Like other brides and grooms everywhere, witches (includes pagans and Wiccans) wish for their wedding vows, rituals and celebrations to be beautiful, memorable and reflective of their spiritual beliefs.

Witches, you can have a wedding that is a true expression of your beliefs and values. Start by creating your wedding vows that reflect your true intentions and magic. Vows that are a sacred message for all to hear, a message of your devotion to the goddess(es), one that speaks of the power of your love and the purpose of uniting as a family.

After our San Francisco City Hall wedding with the usual vows my husband and I exchanged our own at our reception with family and friends. We had written them on special paper with a selected colored pens. I also read an old Celtic poem. Afterward the readings we burned the papers in a cauldron, sending the words up into the ether toward the heavens--a common w/w/p ritual. A ceremony of lighting a unity candle (two figures intertwined) followed.

“Handfasting and Wedding Rituals: Welcoming Hera's Blessing” by Raven Kaldera suggests ways to create a holy pagan/witch/wiccan wedding.

Another way of making a ritual of your vows is after exchanging them, place the paper in a circle on an altar set up for your wedding. The circle can be drawn before or at the time of the ceremony and made from small stones, crystals, shells or rose petals. Or you can choose to burn them in a fire-proof container at the altar or later. Scatter the ashes in a moving body of water or bury in the ground.

If older family members or those of another religion are guests, perhaps consider including something conventional rituals or religious aspects in a show respect. It can help bring them accept and celebrate your pagan union in a joyous way. The word God might be said, as would The Lady and The Lord, or a goddess, such as the Greek goddess Hera or Roman name, Juno. Perhaps ask a parent or grandparent to light a unity candle.

After exchanging rings blend the red rope handfasting ritual. Clasp hands and with the free hands tie a ribbon around the united hands.

Jump the Broom - an old pagan wedding ritual - at the altar stand within a circle drawn beforehand or the bride’s attendees can draw a circle around the couple before or after the vows are exchanged. After the vows one of your wedding party can lay the broom down for both to jump.

Jumping the broom marks the beginning of making a home together and symbolizes that the groom and bride physically and spiritually crossing the threshold into the land of matrimony. As they sweep away the old and the welcome the new they begin a new life together with a clean sweep!

Witch, Wiccan and pagan ceremonies, rituals and magic making begins with Calling in the The Four Elements

http://www.ceremonies.com.au/sitefiles/res_symbol.htm

Water:
Water is the giver and purifier of life, sustaining us, as it will this marriage.

Air:
Air breaths new life into love.
 Giving both _______ and ______ the freedom to be themselves.

Earth:
The earth upon which we walk provides us with our home and our future.

Fire:
From fire comes love and warmth.

Candles are very Witchy - aren't they? and also culturally and religiously acceptable to others: During our reception my husband's daughter and my son lit separate candles and then presented each to us. After receiving the candle, we newly weds then lit a “unity couple” candle of a man and woman united in wax. It burned throughout the reception in a safe fire-proof container away from guests bumping into it but where it could be seen. Or,you can light separate candles placed close, but not touching. As the candles burn down the wax merges. As a minister when officiating at weddings I provide two image or figure candles set on a platter together and later after they have burned down, I “read” the wax combination for the couple.

What to wear? Witches can and do, wear traditional clothing. The bride -- white gown or full ritual witch clothing. Where to buy witch clothing? You can put together a gown that might look like Elvira's maybe in white though rather than her black or black if that is what you wish, or visit a Renaissance or Celtic faire for capes and dresses. And, let us not forget that special sexy (witches are very sensual beings) undergarments, something a bit deliciously wicked!

Merry meet, merry part and merry meet again. Wishing you a very joyous union of love.

Websites to help your wedding day be a magical one.

http://www.religioustolerance.org/mar_hand.htm



Spring Time Visions

Like my main character in my novel, I too have visions. Although I'm not an astrologer, I stirred up the waters of my cauldron and saw images collecting for springtime for the twelve astrological signs as appears in Coffee Time Magazine Greek/English Corfu, Greece


Aries – One more time, for dramatics, ram those horns against the door of changes and adventures. Are you forcing results or others to perform to your will? If doors aren’t opening, back off to re-think your approach. Make no extreme decisions about disharmonious relationships until the fires of disagreements burn down. Be mellow ~ you aren’t that hardheaded.

Taurus – The grass may be greener on the other side, but you aren’t there, are you? Be satisfied munching the greenery where you stand while focusing on completing projects by poking along daily. Avoid last minute rush jobs or great stress will result in fatigue. Be patient with loved ones’ annoying questions.

Gemini – Buckle up. The ride is bumpy as projects seemingly fall apart, bringing frustration and confusion. Find alone time to re-evaluate and write a list of all your projects and goals. Then tear it in half because most are wasting your time and energy, as are some people. Focus on productive goals and relationships and put aside the others for now.

Cancer – Stretch and then some. Goals are percolating, as results show soon. You’ll need energy to keep up with professional and social opportunities so be in good physical shape. Surround yourself with upbeat winners who encourage your visions. Don’t miss important deals because you feel crabby and not in the mood for people.

Leo – Stinging arrows of criticism pierce your sensitive ego. Foul play you cry! Lighten up, roar in the sun, and care not about those mean tongued individuals. Visions of future opportunities pop into your psyche therefore find like-minded others to share “what if?” and “imagine this”, but don’t spend money on ideas until you talk with a Taurus for practical options.

Virgo - Juggling, balancing and seeking the “just right” formula for good relationships keeps you from getting to the bottom line. Don’t try to “fix” problems, rather step back, keep quiet and listen carefully as people reveal their purpose for being with you. Are they truly who you want? Know this, you’re worthy of being cared for as equally as you care for others.

Libra – Hip, hip hurrah! You’ve made up your mind to step into new adventures. Add a Virgo or Sagittarius for planning successfully. Learn to say “no” to those testing your loyal giving nature because you’re too be busy traveling for success for them.

Scorpio –Fly like an eagle up to cloud nine. Others attracted to your secretive, seductive charm, want to be a part of your life dreams, therefore communicate clearly how they can do that. Choose carefully your words for they will manifest results. Verbal activities like singing and learning a new language will bring love to your heart and soul.

Sagittarius – Trot right on down the road of commitment, steady one foot in front of the other. Contracts and agreements will be discussed, maybe even signed. Now is a good time to continue progressing goals regarding professional gains. Relationships from the past reveal why they ended and you can mentally put your guilt or anger to rest. Life is good.

Capricorn – Money problems are not the issue; it’s how you manage money and with whom you manage it with. Look within. Soul search. Are you being a bit stubborn thinking you must live life or fix problems all alone? Broaden your views. You’re a leader but share the role for now, and settle up bills, will you please?

Aquarius – You’re the greatest when it comes to unique ideas. Look to those in position to financially support your talents and abilities. A new position or career brings positive results as others see you clearly. Be patient with the progress. Love can feel elusive because you’re not aware of your admirer.

Pisces – Swim a little deeper, spiraling to the bottom of the ocean to avoid negative whiny people. Your psyche is fragile at this time as your awareness of others’ pain is felt acutely. Take care of your health through proper diet, herbs and/or doctor care, light exercising and rest. Comedy is perfect for entertainment to ease stress. A financial relief, a settlement or unexpected money will come soon.

Have you read my year predictions for each sign? It's here - scroll down until you find it. To purchase my novel or e-book on The Timeless Counselor/A Professional Psychic Reading Alternative Counseling go to my book website.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Witch Doctor to Call.

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Excerpted from my E-book The Timeless Counselor: A Professional Psychic Reading.

Readers/healers have much to offer the medical world as health advisors. Psychic readers and healers with their keen psychic perceptions, training and knowledge, can play an important role in helping people keep healthy physical, emotional and spiritual . They can work effectively alongside doctors and other health care providers to help diagnosis and suggest treatments.

The majority of the medical field presently view medical intuitives as quacks although Oprah had Carolyn Myss an American medical intuitive, mystic and author on her show.
The narrow viewpoint of the medical field doesn't serve any good purpose. I suggest more supervised scientific research and long term studies be conducted from which people can choose to include psychics in their medical decisions.

It seems difficult for the medical field to accept or fathom how psychic impressions are reached. Readers see health problems through visions or reading your aura or chakra energy. For example the reader might say, , “You have a health problem in your heart region. I see it's attached to feelings of loneliness. To help heal, it's time to accept that you are loved.” She might give you an affirmation to change negative thoughts to help the process of healing and also recommending a doctor’s visit.

You need not be physically ill to experience a healing. Anxiety and depression are as grave (if not the pre-existing source of some physical ailments) and can also be helped.

There are physicians who do not solely rely on scientific studies and use a certain amount of intuition – “gut feeling”– when diagnosing and treating patients successfully. Some physicians even consider the emotional and mental state when dealing with the patient’s ailment. By acknowledging those components, physicians can then recommend alternative medicine and therapy rather than only experimenting with a variety of medicines or surgery.

Physicians often have to try a few methods in order the patient heal. Several medications may be prescribed during this time. The various drugs alone, entering the system, can very well cause more strain to the patients’ condition. A reader/healer can receive pertinent information by reading the energy (aura and chakras) on which medicine and/or treatment would be most effective. If you have a strong interest in healers, I recommend researching the subject thoroughly before choosing an intuitive medical reader or a healer.

I will be extremely pleased when holistic healers have a recognized role in social and can work with the medical field for a more complete and effective healing.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Religion & Psychic Readings

It has been my experience that the majority of Western (this is my study) religions do not view reader/readings positively and I personally have often encountered controversy regarding my psychic philosophy and work. It is not my purpose to condemn religions or sway anyone’s opinion or change religious beliefs. Rather, my purpose is to share my experiences with some clients who have consulted with me regarding their spirituality.

Experiences have taught me that readings need not be, or are, in competition with any religious philosophy. A spiritual and ethical reader presents information that may indeed enhance one’s spiritual life or renew one’s faith. In the past, Catholicism (not the later Christian faiths that sprouted from it) was much more understanding and lenient with the old religious practices, which included psychic consultants. In fact, church clergy sought the advice of astrologers and seers as late as the 12th century. What I am addressing is my concern with the misconceptions, superstitions and lies that too many Christians have about readers.

We have been grouped together, called false prophets, evildoers, cons or Satan worshippers. People have been warned against consulting readers saying that a dependency will occur and/or that readers will control lives through magic or whatever. This may be true in some very few cases, but is definitely not true of all readers. I have also heard that the psychic tools or the use of astrology are the works of the devil. Religious leaders or preachers fear people will rely too much of these tools, perhaps due to their own lack of education in the concept about them.

Some religions fear that readers claim to have all the answers or will sway you to a religion different than your own, to the dark side. I ponder these questions when I hear such negative reactions to we readers. Do not religions keep people dependent upon their dogmas with the minister or priests, being the go-between from God to the person? Do they fear that a reader will teach a person to stretch out beyond dependency of another to connect him or her to God rather than allow a natural connection with no priest of minister necessary?

Many of the ancient beliefs have been destroyed through the advancement of science and Western religion. Christ, Himself, speaks to us of using the power within. He, Himself, possessed super normal powers. He healed, prophesied, He read minds, appeared after death and was considered a God, and, of course, Christianity expects these things only of a God and Saints.
We readers have our own individual spiritual philosophies and practices. The readers I know personally, or have encountered are involved in spiritual daily practices and many are of the Christian faith. I have met Catholic and Protestants readers, readers who practice Buddhism, Wicca, paganism and those who have no affiliations with a religion but live spiritually each and every day.

Mediumship is communication with spirits. Religion talks about life after death. Clairvoyants see future visions. Prophets spoke of future events. Many religious people speak of communicating with God (or their Higher Power) mentally through prayer. A communication that is nonphysical and nevertheless apparent is what parapsychologists refer to as telepathy. Rituals and mysticism are still practiced in one of the oldest Christian faith services. Psychic phenomena are spiritual experiences. There are many examples of how religious beliefs and psychic phenomena are connected.

A reading can certainly allow you an opportunity to look at your spiritual growth as well as view your religion differently to deepen it through having a stronger spiritual connection.

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Big Girl Bombshell suggested a love letter to self for Valentine's Day. I am accustomed to writing love letters to my husband and will write to myself in a way I write to him.

Dearest;
You make my heart light as a warm breeze lifting a lace curtain in spring time, a whisper of tenderness and promise of relief from the day's heated duties. If not for your words of kindness, always at times needed so, I'd crumble in the face of harshness of life's challenges. For too many years you have wasted breath mumbling negative words to self - "I did not measure up." To whom? To other's expectations. Nay, my tenderhearted girl. You are a special treat like a Valentine chocolate! Now in the years of your life where you think that your body no longer holds its own on the beach, we find humor, laughing aloud at the rolls encountered in nakeness -- like the rolls of waves, one after another, continual never ceasing to keep the life in you in motion with a lift of spirit. I like how you've aged. You continue to bring joy to my being -- you're still a keen dancer; boogie on down. I cease the notion, whipping a hand across my face, when one miserable thought of self begins to utter. Wheest! You are smart and wise enough. Look at your life successes, the people you've inspired, the ones you have loyally loved, the places you've seen in the world...all of it. The challenges you've face, living with light beyond the abuse. How tenacious, sweet warrior-woman. Against many odds, you struggled at times to keep your place in the sun, continuing to find beauty - in a rose, in the giggles of children and the hearts of friends. With a keen eye you reminded me often how life is an interesting entertainment. Yes, dearest, you are a strong woman, you kept your sense of humor, even after the beatings and cruel criticisms from those who disbelieved in you; you always believed in yourself. You do not linger long upon the past, only expressing the pain more as a sharing to encourage others to live better. That is a beauty about living longer; willingness to support others to live fully. And why, dearest friend? Because so many have loved you, your wishes, dreams and goals. Yes, I have and am, loved deeply and because of that, I love myself. Blessed be. Your V-Girl, Witchy Woman.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Who Are Psychic Readers?

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“My psychic reader said…” Ears perk up when a statement of this kind is made. It certainly invites discussion because of the various opinions that people have about psychic readings and readers pro or con.
Readers are in no way, a new fad. Since the beginning of time and throughout history people have, and still do, consult these timeless counselors. For eons and in every country of the world men and women have sought answers and guidance from prophets, seers, shamans, to astrologers to confer with the stars, cast stones or cards, and brew magical herbal potions to promote strength, sexual prowess, energy and good luck.
People are often unsure of what to expect of a reader’s appearance not realizing that there assortment of individuals who are readers. To many, the idea of a reader conjures up images of a strangely dressed gypsy or a witch, sitting in a darkened room with a crystal ball in front of her while weird music plays in the background. When people learn that I am a psychic they invariably remark, “You look so normal.” While some readers might appear a little strange in dress or behavior most look and act like everyday people. Most readers and healers live quiet, normal lives with families and friends. Many have another career totally unrelated to their psychic work. You may even be living next door to one.
Hollywood’s version of a reader is often portrayed as woman dressed like a gypsy looking into a crystal ball delivering an ominous message or predicting a handsome rich man for come the querent. People then think that all readers are fortunetellers. Fortune telling does focus on predicting future events. The results of a reading like this can be very disappointing or even provoke anger if the predictions of the fortuneteller are not realized. It has been my experience that when people are looking for someone to “fix” their problems and tell them what lays ahead in life, they choose a fortuneteller.
The public hears only about the more famous psychics and the majority of readers remain generally unknown. This doesn’t mean that the unknown readers are any less effective than the better known ones.
The reader you choose and method she uses depends upon your preference. And although the reader can help you understand how powerful you are and assist you in creating a fulfilling future––it is you who are the ultimate decision maker, not the reader!

Excerpt from Chapter one from The Timeless Counselor - A Professional Psychic Reading as Alternative Counselor

. - Available by 2/15/10 at my book website. juneahern.com