This month marks one year that I hung my Boss Witch shingle out. I have had such a journey this last year, growing my little cottage business on the heels of a complete script-flip of my life. It’s been such an honor to do Rune Castings and Dream Interpretations, and provide mystical goods for so many incredible people.
For its first birthday, I’m doing a little renovation of the shop. I’ve painted over the Magical Flea Market sign and will simply be known as: Runa Troy: Magical Services & Goods. This is how most in our “BWitch” community know me, so makes much more sense. I will still be providing all the services I have been. Plus if plans go as designed, there will be new services forthcoming.
This past year has been deep foundational work to grow the available inventory of mystical items at my disposal, so there will be new Witchy Goods coming soon to my shop. My herb garden’s harvests and other items I deem MIDGARDening Witchery is ready to be sent out into the world. So stay tuned, please.
Lastly, anything with the Magical Flea Market label soon will be listed in the shop soon at a deep discount. My rebranding is your gain. Be sure to favorite my Etsy shop so you’re notified when everything goes live. As well, I’m in the beginning stages of an anniversary giveaway, so keep your eyes peeled here and on Instagram for that announcement.
Thank you again for the support you give for a magical life, both mine and yours. May the next year bring us even more blessings. So it is.
Thank you all for sticking with me through a week that’s been a bit rough on so many of us. I am trying hard to keep up and do what I can to make this world better. And right not that includes taking deeper care of myself than what I’ve been doing for too many years. And I’m doing that, which means things here have been falling behind. I know full well as a Crone that you need to take care of your own oxygen mask before you put it on others. But, at the same time, you need to figure out if you can land safely. I love having this work. I am really enjoying doing these Special Summer Solstice Readings, and the Dream Interpretations you all are keeping me busy with each and every day. I am so blessed. I am so embracing this path, which is centered on a growing/healing purpose and expanding community. But I’m so grateful that I can work at a pace that is sustainable, and still take care of myself. Hopefully you can see the picture I’m perhaps poorly painting for you (hey, I’m folks-artsy af some days). Regardless, please know I’m doing that shadow work. This level of shadow work seems to be some very traumatic, mind-changing, deep, deep shadow work. Whee. Thanks Universe. This means I have a dragon load of appointments to take care of myself and my immediate environment, which feed into each other. So sporadic output from this Crone Witch. However, until I can come back to blogging and Instagram Lives, or putting in new items in the Etsy shop, I am happy to offer this Pick-A-Rune. So which do you choose?
Smoky Quartz & Naudhiz:
Oh, baby, the needs you need. Are you feeling it? Are you longing? Are you just wanting deliverance from this distress? But you have the power to get exactly what you want, but you just may need to decide how you’re going to do it first, because, hey, you lucky Bwitch, you got options! Lots of options. That’s what happens when you are powerful and people look to you as a leader. Boss Baby. Which one do you want? The easy one that might piss someone else off? The balanced that’s super hard? Or maybe the hard one that makes it easy in the long run? This Rune. This Rune is putting out so much “take care of your shit” energy that I feel like I need to call for suppressive fire. Regardless of your choice, you will survive. Realize that you may have to pause before moving forward – whatever your choice – and discern want vs. need. Is it really a need? Oh, and look for that aftershock for what you think you need? If you get it, will it hurt someone around you? Recheck and then check again. Okay, now you can move forward.
Chrysoprase & Fehu:
There is a new beginning for you approaching. Get ready to receive. Yep, you have to be ready to be swimming in everything you want and need. Abundance that just fuels your gratitude and your give-back. Oh, but things are shit right now, you say? You are a strong one. The Runes know it. The Energies know it. Source and Spirit know it. Freyja knows it. But do you know it? You have all the capability, resources, and support you need to move forward. If they aren’t there, how can you open the trap door to have it flood down upon you? I see some of you need to physically change your life: move houses, your body, your job. And since Fehu meant the wealth that cattle brought to the historical people, our ancestors, that birthed this language and message-giving alphabet, the Elder Futhark, the horns of these bovine beasts appear before me. This is a stern All-Father warning to make sure that you are protected when you receive this windfall. Don’t brag. Be humble. Be kind. Oh, and don’t fall back into negative patterns from which you’ve already broken free. Keep. Moving. Forward. There is delicious living in your future. Don’t. Fall. Down. You got this, Bwitch.
Kyanite & Dagaz:
Are you feeling like you just woke up to your life and you’re completely baffled? Yeah, it happens. You’re taking all these baby steps to live your truest self and best life, and BAM! things are so much different and you’re blinking at it like a robot on the fritz. Did you forget to be careful what you asked for? Or did you just not believe you could manifest this goodness? Stop with that baneful magic of self-doubt and embrace your power. Look at each day as the gift it is and tackle every blessing and lesson. Because the Bwitch you were yesterday is not the one you will be tomorrow. And that tomorrow being? They are badass. You know that next level is a breakthrough one for you? You’re not confident you can do it? Too bad, you can. You will. There is an utter certainty to this growth. You just need to decide if you’re going to uncover this better self. Whether your path forward is easy, medium, or hard, is really up to you. Work is involved, regardless. Dagaz wants you to work smarter not harder. And that means you may have to call in the coven and have a little work party. You know you got those Bwitches backs as well if they need your support.
I hope these readings resonated with you. These are intended to find you when you need them, not just on the day they are revealed. Again, if they all spoke to you, they all spoke to you. But I bet one of them touched a cord stronger than the others.
Healing is hard. Being human is hard. Working is hard. But you have the power to flourish. Open your soul to more and it will arrive. Fear is just another barrier to our truest selves and best life. Hop that hurdle and fly, Bwitch.
The call of nature to those who follow the path of The Craft is strong. You may find yourself surrounded by orphaned animals, or unusual sightings of uncommon creatures. Your home may host plants that can survive no where else. It’s because these children of Gaia know that you are a healer. Witches heal the earth and the earth heals us. But sometimes we need a little help.
Recently we had this 16-year-old Australian Shepherd wander onto our property. Now, we live in a very rural area. Farmhouse after farmhouse. Farm dogs wander, but they always go home. So when they wander onto our property, we normally greet them without objection. However, it doesn’t take long for our own two dogs to exclaim annoyance with the interloper and loudly. To keep the peace, we calmly tell our farm dog visitors to go home. And they depart with no fuss.
Saweetie, as we would come to call her, kept coming back. Repeatedly. Our two dogs, Granny Shadow and Ms. SnickleFritz, were not happy with the visitor, who was calm and clearly unbothered by our smaller dogs. When she came back the third time, I noticed she was walking kind of crooked. She wasn’t aggressive or even crying. Just not looking like a dog should, even a senior one.
When she came back the third time, I called the Viking from his shop and asked for assistance. Anyone who knows my spouse knows he’s a big animal lover and very much a dog whisperer. He has mused often that he would be happy to be reincarnated as one of our dogs. What a great life they lead! Without hesitation he leaped Into action regarding Saweetie. She easily came to him and we leashed her and tried to assess if there was a collar or tags or what not. She was not in good shape. Her hair was matted badly. She was in need of a bath. Her nails hadn’t been taken care of in a long time. When we tried to give her water, we began to suspect that she couldn’t hear or see very well. And then there was the matter of looking like she might be injured because of the crooked way she was walking, which was very slowly, and her constant panting, which can indicate stress in a dog.
The only tag she had was a rabies vaccination tag. So The Viking called our local Humane Society. It was the weekend and we were thinking it might be not until Monday until our message was answered. We began to create plans to house Saweetie until we could get her help. Before we could even set up a dog house, the Whatcom County Humane Society called us back. They had received another call reporting Saweetie missing. Not too far from our home as well. She was a farm dog, like we suspected. They offered for us to take the animal back to the owners, or have the owners come to us, or they would dispatch an officer who would come out and retrieve the dog and take the animal back to its human.
We chose the third option because we felt that once the animal control officer saw the animal, some counseling to its owner would be more well received from them rather than The Viking and Some Crone Witch lecturing said alleged neglectful owners. We also had no idea if the people who have had this animal for 16+ years were some how unable to care for her appropriately. Whatever the case, if more was needed for Saweetie or her humans, the Humane Society said they would help. That sounded good to us. Within the next hour, the animal officer arrived at Villa Westwyk.
The officer arrived quickly and observed all the factors about Saweetie’s situation that we did. Such a good dog in not a great state. Next up was to return her to her licensed owners and provide some feedback to help Saweetie live out her life in a bit more comfort. This isn’t the first time we have rescued an animal and how the officer handled Saweetie showed what a good natured animal she really was. She even got to ride up in the cab with the officer because she wasn’t taking her far (less than a mile) and the dog was too injured to get into the kennels in the back. Saweetie went home and was reunited with a grateful family, which learned some valuable lessons about the needs of their lovely pet.
I share this story with all of you so that if you are in a situation where you want to help animals but can’t be a full-time care giver to one, then supporting an agency like your local humane society — and wow! is ours a great one — is definitely a path to helping animals on the daily. Along with our local Habitat for Humanity’s program of Homes for Hives, we will be supporting this local agency in as many ways as we can. Not just because of the good work they did this weekend at Villa Westwyk, but all over counties everywhere.
If you’ve had an interesting animal encounter lately, let me know in the comments. How did it align with your path of The Craft?
If you are new here, Welcome. This is a special gift to my followers that I do to help you understand my Rune Magic, learn about Crystals, and, most importantly, the messages of the Runes. Look at the photo either above, or the closer up shot below, and feel the energy. Which one calls to you? Close your eyes. Then open them. Where do your eyes land first? Choose that one. Let the Universe know which one you choose by commenting here (Right, Center, or Left). If you already commented over on Instagram, go below for the reveal. Remember, these readings find you when you need to hear it. If you miss this one, I’ll be doing another soon and that one just may find you.
Just a quick reminder before the reveal below, I have a Special Summer Solstice Reading available that includes 8 Runes and Oracle cards around a Solar Wheel Mirror. Offerings are given just for you. There are only 9 of these available right as of this posting. You can find them in my Magical Flea Market Etsy Shop. See what this Summer has in store for you with this special seasonal reading.
Hagalaz is the Rune with messages for you today. Ooh, baby! This transformation has been a rough one, but you are the most boldest and beautiful butterfly now. You’ve emerged from the goo of the cocoon and finally are taking deep breaths in your new power. Those hardships have made you not only a new you, but a more confident and radiant you. Don’t be surprised if you’re attracting not only new and positive attention, but a few wasps. Don’t share your milkweed with them. Find locations in the sun without them.
Ingwaz is our Rune casted for the center choice. The Earth is calling for you to help it. How are you helping it? Are you taking control of how your home and family help the Earth rest and find relief? Where could you improve? Ingwaz wants you to know that it’s less work to help heal the Earth than to let her toil under stress. You will find new growth and a lessening of anxiety when you focus on this path. If you are wanting to increase your family, now is the time to take action on that.
Tiwaz has a message for you: stop sacrificing for those who don’t hold you in high regard. Giving until it hurts is not working for you here. Continuing to do this will only bring more negativity and potentially lead to a volatile situation where only more misery is harvested. Stop. Reassess. Protect your energy. And put that sacrifice back into serving your health, business, and/or relationships. It’s not necessary to be unkind when you stop giving your resources to people and areas of your life that aren’t giving you a return. Just stop. Set boundaries. Move on.
Thank you for allowing me to read for you. Hope your Eclipse Season brings you the clarity and peace you seek. Don’t forget to cleanse and align.
Only available for the month of June until booked up! Schedule today!
For the month of June — although just 13 slots available — I have a special Solstice Reading. Around the sun we go to reflect on where we are, what brought us here, what’s our best path forward, who might help or get in the way, what will help us be our truest selves and live our best life. We are in the middle of the calendar year with a Solar Eclipse this month. Lots of strong energy for me to divine and download messages for you. You will receive a typed up reading with photos of your spread of the Runes and Oracle Cards.
You can book through my Etsy shop (The Magical Flea Market). If you’re not on Etsy, you may always email me and book through a Paypal transaction. Whatever you preference, I urge you to book today.
The Summer Solstice is a time of reflection. What has the year brought you? Where have you been? Where are you going? This special Rune & Oracle Card Reading with Octagonal Perspective will help guide you into your truest self and best life. I look at your personal timeline (what’s happening now, what brought you here, possible paths forward), the people around you, the community around you, and your best path forward. This listing will expire at the end of June. Given that we have a Solar Eclipse on June 10 as well as the Solstice this month, the energy is high for looking deeper and receiving a reading.
You will receive a written and photographic record of my reading showing all the runes around the sun and their corresponding oracle cards. Most reading will be returned within 24 HOURS of scheduling (availability limited). When the schedule is sold out, this listing will be removed from The Magical Flea Market listings. So don’t delay. The Runes and Cards are waiting for you, as am I.
I am so excited to offer this special reading and work with you this month!
REMEMBER: A rune casting should not be used as a substitute for medical, psychological, psychiatric, professional, legal, or financial advice or care. I am not qualified to provide legal, financial, or any medical advice and this advice should be sought from a suitable professional. Rune Castings and Oracle Card Readings are for entertainment purposes only. The user is responsible for his/her own life choices and decisions. When you purchase my readings you are confirming your age is 18 years or older.
Thanks for visiting! Sorry for the delay for those who look forward to this each week. I’ve been in slow-motion since the Lunar Eclipse. You may be feeling like you’re running in quick-sand, too. No worries, energy levels should pick up for both of us beginning now. So let’s get to it:
If you’re new here, welcome! Look at the above photo and chose either left, center, or right. That’s Citrine, Bloodstone, or Sodalite. What calls to you? Which one whispers your name? You will find these messages when you need them. May this be correct and true. See below for the reveal and your reading.
Given the Cosmic Weather the fact that we have Raidho; Sowilo, and Jera show up, is not surprising. Lots of Air energy here.
If you chose left (Citrine) the Runic message comes from Raidho. If you have been feeling like things are not in the right order, you may need to arrange your life, energy, and actions towards getting in line with the cosmic order for your specific purpose. Don’t know what that is? Take a day trip — nothing fancy, and be out in nature for a few hours. Sit next to running water and listen. What you need to do will come to you and it will set you on your path. The trees, water, rocks, they all speak. You need to be still enough to listen.
If you chose center (Bloodstone), the sun is calling you. Sowilo, S, for the Elder Futhark is the archetypal sun and wants you to pay attention to the solar wheel of the year. You are being called to connect to a your psychic center. When was the last time you allowed your intuition to guide you? Set aside a day and just listen to that voice. Let everything else slide away and let Spirit and your Ancestors guide you. Where are you in the solar year? Your solar year? Focus there. Give it a whole day to just shine down on you and lift you up.
If you chose right (Sodalite), Jera’s message is that you have a reward coming to you, because you moved forward on your path in a natural manner, despite your critics. You honored the work of your ancestors that allowed you to have a better life. Freyr wants you to also remember that this harvest (reward) is best received in gratitude. Be alert for signs of when it’s coming by an Eagle crossing your path.
Thank you for allowing me to read for you. Hope your Eclipse Season brings you the clarity and peace you sees. Don’t forget to cleanse and align.
If you follow astrology, have friends in it, or are daily tuned into what the Cosmic Weather is, you’ve probably heard about this big Saturn retrograde, Pluto retrograde, and the impending Mercury retrograde (summer will bring a Jupiter, Neptune, and Uranus Retrograde, too!) and the energy that it will deposit upon us Earthlings.
I spent the last weekreading, divining, and reflecting on exactly what these mean in the midst of Gemini season, typically a season that has me focusing on what my legacy is because Gemini splits my 10th and 11th house. In that reflection, it became clear that Saturn’s retrograde was that we are being given time to take the time to reflect and honestly re-everything: re-evaluate, renew, revise, reflect, and REst.
This is the perfect Cosmic Weather to pause and think. There’s not much to do — yet. First you get to have a think. For me that deep think was prompted by the realization that hit me whilst working the land and listening to Cory Hawkins and The Feral Strega do their Feast of Saint Rita’s Instagram Live. The realization is that I’ve been moving towards being able to live more simply, quietly, and basically alone. As a deep introvert (another reason I’m a Solitary Witch), you’d think that would be an easy path. Not really. A family nest is central to my Natal Chart throughout my life. And, yes, I have The Viking, gratefully, but I have to be okay with being alone more often, depending only on self. I realized that the family that I chose, what I came here to learn (i.e. Akashic record), is all about living more simply, humbly, and in harmony with the planet. In this goal is the peace I am desperately trying to achieve.
When we moved to Villa Westwyk*, I was in the “seeking peace” mode (my chart at the time was all about slowing down and seeking peace, too) and I set the intention that this property would be a sanctuary, that we would live peacefully here and in cooperation with Mother Gaia. Our goal was/is to add value to our lives and healing ourselves (from decades of trauma), and healing the property. This retrograde season is going to give me so much opportunity to re-invigorate that goal.
For me this Saturn retrograde in Aquarius falls within my 6th and 7th house, which means I need to re-evaluate my work, routines, health and partnerships. And I’m doing that. With this super full moon total lunar eclipse on May 26, it’s about what am I going to step away from and step closer and what I need to lean into. I am stepping away from those who cast doubt on my goals or zap my energy. I am stepping closer to my word magic and my book revising and writing. I’m leaning deeper into my health focus. And I’m doubling down on my efforts to deepen my most important relationships.
I am also going back to basics with my Craft practice, especially dream work. I expect that I and all of us are going to have some deeply psychic dreams given the aforementioned Full Flower Blood Moon Total Eclipse in Sagittarius. We all need to be prepared for that. Now many will tell you that doing Magical work on an eclipse is not advised, this is because the energy is so powerful. So if you feel any intuition to not do something — listen to your gut. But for me, dream work renewal — reviving my dream bags, herbs, crystals and the like are going to be done and beefed up. I also have prepped my calendar to handle extra dream interpretations, because I know my regulars and complete strangers (to me) are going to be hit with a wave of dream messages revealing deep truths. The Dream Maker likes to work extra during these energetic times. So be ready.
For you your retrograde season reflections and dreams may look different. But the re-evaluation and investments should definitely be done to take advantage of this. But do it slow-mo. No rushing. Listen for the messages in the strangest places. Don’t know what questions to ask yourself? Don’t just take my word for it, check out what others are sending out to help us all navigate this season. May I suggest that you check out Foxy Astrology’s blog post on this. She poses some good questions there for personal reflection and some directions to look at in your personal astrologic chart. You may also find that @risingwoman has the message you need to hear. Or my latest astrology love, Jessica Lanyadoo. And of course, if you’ve been reading my blog here long enough, you know how much I love The Painted Goddess’ Astrologic Lab, where I’m learning astrology on a deeper level.
Remember, move slow and deliberate. Work with intention and mindfulness. We’ll get through this and on the other side we will be Retrograde Bad Bwitches! Summer 2021 is going to be very interesting. Are you ready?
Wishing you healing, peace, and transformation.
So it is,
*I would like to acknowledge that Villa Westwyk resides on the ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish Peoples, who have lived in the Salish Sea basin, throughout the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades watershed, from time immemorial. I hold the deepest respect and gratitude for our Indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
Welcome to Gemini Season and your weekly Pick A Rune. In honor of Gemini Season, we have a special Rune & Oracle Card reading for you this week. Take a look and pick Left, Center, Right and then look below for the reveal and message. This Crystal Oracle Deck is by Toni Carmine Salerno and published by Blue Angle Publishing. Birchwood Runes made by my Viking.
Jasper Red & Tiwaz: You may soon find yourself drawn into a situation in which you feel compelled to care for or protect someone who is in need, due to some traumatic event. This wound is one you unfortunately can understand because it’s something you have experienced either in this life or a former life. Do not dwell in the past however to help. Trust in the healing power of love. You’re not required to give anything more.
Wulfenite & Hagalaz: Your instincts are telling you to burn it all down and start again. Wulfenite is feeding your psychic awareness. Follow your gut. External voices don’t necessarily have your best interest at heart. Listen to the guidance that stems from your own soul. It will all work out to your best and highest good.
Beryl & Raidho: You have been plagued by an ongoing problem or dilemma and the energy of the Chariot Rune is there to let it be resolved in an unexpected way. Time to kick stress and anxiety to the curb and charge down this new pathway that has opened for you. Open your heart and know that you have unlimited creativity to achieve your goals.
Thank you for allowing me to read for you. Hope your Gemini Season brings the expansion and transformation you have been working so hard towards. Do that shadow work and I’ll see you next week.
This week’s spotlight is all about that Viking Beard Balm. I’ve been making a version of this for more than 7 years for my beloved Viking and all the compliments and people who are just enthralled with his sexah beard get told all about this. Now you can also have or give your favorite bearded warrior some of this small-batch vegan goodness. Be advised a little goes a long way and can last up to six months, sometimes longer depending on the length of beard.
From an heirloom recipe handed down from our Nordic Ancestors, this small-batch beard balm is made with all natural, vegan ingredients and includes instructions for use. A little goes a long way so this 4 oz. size has you and your facial hair and skin taken care of for some time to come.
Heimdall’s blend has subtle notes of orange and Peppermint, while providing all the goodness a healthy beard needs. The balm is always included in a positive charging ritual and gives thanks to the heavens for all the goodness it contains. Odin’s blend has subtle notes of cedar and clove, while providing all the goodness a healthy beard needs. The balm is always included in a positive charging ritual and gives thanks to the heavens for all the goodness it contains.