Wednesday, May 2, 2012


After a lot of contemplation, and a little "soul-searching", I have decided to stop blogging.  By this, I mean only that I am not going to be a blogger anymore, not that I will stop reading any and every blog out there.  While I love blogs, I found that maybe I only like being a blogger.  I much more enjoy reading all the amazing creative blogs out there much more than trying to be one.

So I want to thank each and every one out there who ever read, wandered past, or left a comment on my blog.  They were truly the treasures of my day.  I was never one who wanted to be in the spotlight, but rather one to always be behind the scenes in a supportive way.

So, with that being said, know that I will always be out there in blog-land prowling around in the background and you never know when I will comment on you.

Bright Blessings to all you bloggers and keep doing what you are doing because you never know how many lives you have touched today!

  Cytrine Love Ravenfire

Sunday, April 29, 2012

A sunny day for crystals (and cats)

We had a glorious sunny day today here in the Northeast, so I thought it would be a great day for some crystal cleansing.
Apparently one of our kitties thought so too!


getting ready for some serious magickal work

Oh, the beauty of the sunshine

meditation makes me so relaxed

Friday, April 27, 2012



Tuesday, April 24, 2012


I have been a self-help junkie for more years than I care to admit, because I should be beyond perfect by now if I practiced everything I read.  To say that any particular book "changed my life" would be an exaggeration at best.  To say a book has influenced my life in a positive way is very true!  You see, the problem is, that while I love to read any type of self-help, self awareness, motivational material, the only thing I do is read.  When I encounter any type of exercise or worksheet within the pages, I tell myself that I will read the book in it's entirety, (which I actually do), and then I will go back and do the exercises, (which I do not).  So, I guess that is why they are not life changing for me because I do not take action and follow through. 

So I created my own self-help exercise on a mini scale that made sense to me and did not take a commitment of six weeks and giving up alcohol to complete.  I asked myself three simple questions:

1.  What do I want more of in my life?      2.  What do I want less of in my life?

3.  What actions can I take daily to acomplish these goals?

So I proceeded to list my top 5 wants and top 5 un-wants, which was really quite easy because the wants automatically created the un-wants by just being the opposite.  Below are my results:

Top 5 Wants                                                              Top 5 Un-wants

1.  Freedom of Time                                                  1.  Time Constraints
2.  Healthy energy                                                      2.  Lethargy
3.  Security & Abundance                                          3.  Worry & Fear
4.  Social Good                                                           4.  Social fears
5.  Peace of mind                                                        5.  Mental turmoil


1. Focus less on material "stuff" and more on freedom = peace of mind.
2. Simplify life = security and abundance.
3. Focus on being in the now = alleviate fears and worry of past or future. 
     Less mental turmoil.
4.  Let go of thoughts of what others may think, it is all imagined anyway.
5. No judgement of self.

Concentrating on these do-able actions daily will accomplish my goals in short order and will allow me the free time that I crave to spend, you guessed it, reading more self-help books while sipping a wonderful glass of wine.  Now that is my idea of a life well lived. 

I believe that even Oprah would agree with that.

Try this mini exercise for yourself and see what path it may lead you to...happy exploring of self!

                      Bright Blessings to all who wander this way

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Just a quick peek inside the cottage, much more to come!
The beginning of the Magick!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

***~~***A CEREMONIAL FIRE***~~~***

Saturday was the big day for the "Witch's Cottage".  The hard work is finished and I am finally able to move in and do some decorating, oh that is my idea of a dream day.  Hubby did some amazing rock and landscaping work in the front and we started what will eventually become an herbal paradise.  Our first plant put in is bee balm.  The lovely red flowers will attract the hard working bees and the fascinating hummingbirds.  Rosemary, lavender and many mints will be added, all perfect plants for some great magickal work.

Much to my suprise, my hardworking and ever in-genius partner, added a hand laid stone fire pit. So last night we opened a bottle of wine, lit a glowing fire, and enjoyed the first evening at the "Witch's Cottage"


Sunday, April 8, 2012

"The Witches Cottage Update"

Charming Crystal Ball Solar Lights, in case I drink too much wine!

Ready to move in.
Pic before I move in all my magick stuff!

A Beautiful Sunny Day, ready to enjoy the Cottage!

************A Bowl of Easter "Rock" Candy************

Happy Easter To All

A perfect Easter treat with no calories.  A beautiful bowl of Rhodochrosite, Rose Quartz, Botswana Agate and Ruby in Zoisite.

Monday, April 2, 2012

*~*~*Holding the MOON *~*~*

Today I received another wonderful purchase from e-bay.  When I opened the package I felt like I had drawn down the moon for my very own.  An enchanting sphere of Selenite was glowing from inside the box.  When I rescued it from it's shipping prison, It truly felt like I was holding the MOON!

Selenite is a stone of mental clarity, enhancing mental flexibility and strengthening decisions.  It is also a sweet Angel stone, for angelic guidance.  It removes energy blocks from the physical and the etheric bodies.  Selenite is associated with the crown chakra and has the ability to clear other stones that are placed on or near it.  Like citrine, it does not absorb negativity and therefore does not need to be cleansed.

Caressing the magick of the Moon

Vibrating Moon Magick

Sunday, March 25, 2012


Saturday my friend Ametrine and I had a wonderful day out, shopping at the craft show, and then a visit to our local (one and only) crystal shop.  Followed by a great lunch and some fun tarot card readings.  I also received a magickal and unexpected gift from Ametrine!  A salt crystal votive holder and a lovely card.  This will be one of the first things to go to the Witch's Cottage when decorating day comes!!

Thank You Ametrine, I LOVE IT!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Name Game

My latest posts have been about the progress of the "Witch's Cottage".  I have dubbed it that as Hubby and I have been talking and planning it. 

However, I am not sure that I would like it to be called that going forward.  Although I like that reference because that is exactly what it is, I would love to hear some other suggestions to name it.  I will say that I am very partial to the word "cottage" as that has some wonderful childhood memories of our family cottage at Lake Ontario.  But I am really open to suggestion from anyone out there in blog-land because I am always, every single day, amazed at the the creativity that abounds everywhere!

Please help me to open my mind and give this truly magickal sanctuary a name that it deserves. 

Thank you all in advance for all the amazing names that I know you will provide!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Does anything in Life truly compare to that refreshing awakening feeling of the first days of Spring? 

 New Love probably comes the closest that I know of, but that does not seem to renew each and every year quite like the blossoms of Spring.

A powerful elixir that we would all consume without abandon if it were within our reach!  So for my first day of Spring 2012, I am happy to share some pics of my every-day, marvelously, magickal life. 

Kinda funny that some of my co-workers think I lead a very simple, boring mundane life.  Show's what they know.  If they had any idea.......oh, the gossip that would ensue!

A fantastic e-bay find. 
 Of course. the pic looks just like theirs-mis-leading. 
It is only 2" tall, but what a beauty!
I believe that all the photos are taken by men,
on male-enhancement aid...

So, my dear Hubby says, hey I made a coaster for your wine glass!
I say to dear Hubby, is that a hint
 about the amount of wine I consume?
Dear Hubby replies, just saying honey......

The "Witch's Cottage" just needs a roof
and some sealer from the weather and we are good to go.

A Spring Solstice Poem.....

A full moon ushers in...
      The Spring Solstice,
             About to begin.

Wear your best finery...
      Open sweet wine
Draw down the moon
       Make happiness mine

Dance in the moon light
      Light a candle of faith
Greet every spirit
      Here in this place

Work your high magick
      and know all is well

With the weaving
     and wonderment
Of this Spring Solstice spell

So mote it be...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

**~*~*~**A DREAM UNFOLDING**~*~**






Sunday, March 11, 2012


A visit from woodpecker spirit. 
He is one big amazing bird, that I hope one day to get a pic of him!

One of  my favorite old trees in magickland. 
Notice the blur of red, upper left hand corner. 
Maybe I captured some of it's spirit!

Black & White
A different perspective on the "spirit" image.

"An enchanting place for manifesting dreams"

and speaking of dreams........
 a firey red deck ready for the "Witch's Cottage"