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The meta-science of Crystals: Celestite!

Since we have just received a huge shipment of this beautiful stone, we wanted to share with you some cool facts about it!

Celestite is found worldwide, but in small quantities.  Although most of the time we associate it with the color blue, it can also be white, orange, colorless, green or grey – sometimes you can see all colors in the same crystal!  The largest blue Celestite geodes come from Madagascar,  but one of the largest geodes of Celestite in the world is located in the Put-in-bay cave in Ohio!

Celestite contains the metal Strontium, which is used to make fireworks.  Celestite often grows together with Barite and the two can be almost indistinguishable (although Barite is heavier).  Celestite is a sedimentary rock, which forms as layers upon layers of earth and rock lay on each other.  For this reason celestite is mostly found in sandstone and limestone deposits.  Celestite is generally considered a hydrothermal crystal which means it requires heat and water to form.

Energetically, Celestite is a strong crystal for communicating with your spirit guides or archangels.  It is a wonderful stone to improve mediumship abilities and meditation.  It can also be used to bring peace and calm after a hectic day.  Because of how Celestite is formed, it is strongly associated with the water element.

This crystal makes a perfect addition to a reading room, meditation room, yoga space or even personal altar.  Celestite promotes peace and harmony and is also excellent for those experiencing difficult emotional traumas.

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We have some beautiful pieces in stock! Come get yours today!

Star Anise – ‘Tis the Season!

Although this is a beautiful spice, it is one that many people are afraid to use.  Pretty to look at but what the heck do we do with it? Well here are some ideas!

What does Star Anise Taste like?

Star Anise has an almost perfect name with its classic star shape and the aroma of star anise is similar to anise seed and fennel but a bit more pungent. The taste is a bit sweet with licorice undertones and it provides a warm and mild numbing effect in the mouth.  Star Anise is often used in Oriental dishes with amazing results!

Star Anise Recipe

Star Anise pairs deliciously with apples!  We love this recipe by Nigel Slater:

Poached apples with ginger and anise

Nigel Slater’s Poached Apples with Ginger and Anise!

* Dessert apples 3 small to medium in size
* Juice of half a lemon
*Unfiltered apple juice  400ml
* Golden caster sugar 2  tablespoons tbsp.
* Star anise 2 whole pieces
* Preserved ginger 40g
* Syrup from the ginger jar 4 tbsp

Directions: Peel the apples, halve them and remove their cores. Toss gently in the lemon juice.

Pour the apple juice into a pan (large enough to accommodate the apples later) then add the caster sugar, star anise, the ginger sliced into coins, and ginger syrup. Bring to the boil, then lower the heat so the liquid simmers gently.

Lower the fruit into the simmering syrup and leave partially covered with a lid until they are tender. They are ready when a skewer will glide effortlessly through their flesh, which should take around 15-20 minutes.

Lift the fruit from the syrup with a draining spoon and place on a serving dish or in smaller individual dishes. Turn up the heat and bring the syrup to the boil.

Serve warm, three halves of fruit per person, in little dishes or glasses with some of the apple- and spice‑scented syrup spooned over.

(Photo by Jonathan Lovekin)

Star Anise Crafts

Star Anise is so versatile you can also use it at home to spice up the holiday scents and cheer! Here are delicious ideas!

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This is taken from the Martha Stewart November 1998 issue!

To Make it: Thread a piece of suede cord (or ribbon) under the stiff stem of the spice pod. If there is no stem, place a small dab of hot glue on the back of the spice pod, then press it into the cord or ribbon. Roll your linen napkins, position the star anise in front, then tie the cord in the back to secure it.

Star Anise Wreaths

Star Anise wreaths are easy to make! Simply use a foam wreath (any size) and glue star anise pods all around the wreath! They look beautiful, rustic and smell fantastic! For a little extra spice, add cinnamon sticks!

 

Holiday-teaStar Anise Tea?

You can even add one little star to a cup of tea or brew it by itself (beware it has a very strong flavor)!

It can be helpful to relieve several ailments like bronchial cough, indigestion, and the lower abdominal pain associated with PMS! (Be sure to

Go ahead – Order some Star Anise today!!

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Black Friday and Small Business Saturday 2015!

This Black Friday, Support Small Business!!

Come check out our new location, get balanced, support local business and get a little savings to go!

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Get Balanced with energy
healing!

A great way to de-stress during the holiday season is with an energy healing session! Book your December energy healing session with Morgan or Aliceia and get 20% off any session 30 minutes or longer until 12/31/2015! Just be sure to ask for the December healing package!

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Business Saturday deals!

Shop on Black Friday or on Small Business Saturday and get 15% off your entire order of $10 or more! Classes, psychic readings and healing sessions not included

Logo-newShop Online during Cyber Monday!

Shop online during Cyber Monday and spend $10 or more and receive either 20% off your entire or Free Shipping – YOUR CHOICE! Choose Coupon code CM2015 or FS2015 at Checkout!

Shop online at www.ravenmoonemporium.com.
Or stop in to shop with us in Rock Hill, SC!
Raven Moon Emporium
NEW LOCATION!!
2210 India Hook Road – Suite 104
Rock Hill, SC 29732
803-818-2133

New Products by Elysian Life Designs!

We have fallen in love with these products, created by one of our very own customers! Once she sent them to us to try, we just knew everyone should have them! The blends are amazingly inspiring and will tingle both your physical and energetic senses!

ELF-Scrub

This amazing line, created by the very talented Stacey Lyons, a healer, energy worker and medium will resonate with just about everyone! Designed to be an aide in your own personal journey, from clearing energy in your space, or land to performing an energetic design realignment these amazing products will bring balance and harmony into your life!

We carry four amazing products – all made in sacred space with high quality natural ingredients including gemstone elixirs, essential oils, organic herbs, Himalayan Salts and so much more!

  • High Vibe Energy Cleansing Body Scrub
  • Full Moon Releasement Spray
  • New Moon Blessing Spray
  • High Vibe Relaxation Bath Salts!

Come see us find your favorite today! Available in-store only!

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Our Fall Cider!

One of the tastiest things of the Fall is delicious Apple Cider!  I wanted to share with you my favorite Apple Cider Recipe that I create every fall!  This is done in a slow cooker so you can get it started in the morning and enjoy cider all day long! For those that prefer a virgin version of it, simply leave out the Rum and Vodka!

Raven’s Fall Cider

3-4 Tablespoons Mulling Spices (to taste)
3 Medium Cinnamon Sticks
1 Small Apple
2-3 Teaspoons of Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend (to taste)
1 Cup Spiced Rum
1/2 Cup Caramel Apple Vodka (Optional)
1 Gallon Store bought Apple Cider
Cheesecloth or Muslin Bag

  1. Add your mulling spices to either a muslin bag or a create a cheesecloth Sachet.
  2. Toss, sachet, cinnamon sticks, apple (whole), pumpkin pie spice into a large slow cooker.
  3. Fill the slow cooker with Cider and cover.
  4. Cook on High for 2 hours, or until apple starts to soften.
  5. Switch slow cooker to low and add Rum and Vodka.
  6. Simmer for another hour on low
  7. Enjoy hot! As you drink it you can always add more cider to the mix to replenish without needing to add more spices.

If you have any cider left over, strain and put it in sealed container in the fridge.  It will keep for approximately one week.  To enjoy pour and microwave for 30 seconds!

 

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Sprout a healthier you!

We are pleased to announce that we now carry sprouting seeds! A fresh way to better health!

Any of our flavorful Sprouting Seeds can be used in a variety of recipes, including stir-fry, salads, sandwiches, and soups. We offer our Sprouting Seeds in pre-packaged in small 1 oz pouches and in 1 lb bags (by special order only). One 1 oz package of seeds will produce approximately 1/3 to 1/2 lbs of sprouts.

Check out our selection here:
Organic Sprouting Seeds

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Get Inspired!

We have found our inspiration – in Angelstar Products! Come check out the newest members of the Raven Moon Emporium family! These little jewels will keep you inspired and spirited even while you drive!

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Inspirational Key Necklaces and Bracelets!
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Vintage Magnetic Bookmarks!
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Angelic Visor Clips!
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Rachel Anne Pendants!
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Beautiful Rachel Anne Mugs!
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Vintage inspirational Pendants!

Come by the shop today and take some inspiration home with you!

Stone of the Week: Script Stone!

DSC_0004 (5)This stone has had a myriad of names through the ages. Known as Script Stone, Sea Fossil Jasper, Coquina Jasper, Cobra Jasper and Elephant Skin Jasper just to name a few! This stone is often found in India and is simply stunning to look at!

Like all jaspers, it has a protective and stabilizing effect. It helps to relax and restore energies. This stone has strong connections with the lower chakras and physical body, helping to rejuvenate and recover. The striations on the stone look almost like script. This is an excellent stone for anyone involved in academic pursuits or who just needs clarity in a situation. This is a wonderful stone for people struggling to find solutions to difficult problems – especially for people under stress which is manifesting as physical fatigue. Keep it close to your bed or work area for it to do its best work!

  • Promotes Physical Healing and Restoration
  • Promotes Clarity and insight
  • Aids those who have difficulty putting thoughts into words or actions.

You can come into the shop to choose your piece or get it online here!

Soothing After-sun Spray Recipe!

During the summer, the best thing we can do to stay healthy is watch our sun exposure.  Always wear good sunscreen! But even when we take precautions, we can end up with a little sun burn! This soothing spray can help take the bite out of a nasty sunburn! And the best thing is you can make it at home, yourself!

Recipe:

4 oz Witch Hazel Extract
2 oz Calendula Oil
2 oz Aloe Vera Oil
10 drops Lavender EO
10 Drops Peppermint EO
8oz Spray Bottle!

Blend well and spray! The spray may feel a little sticky at first, but it will get better once it dries and should be very soothing! Enjoy!

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July Psychic Fair at the Emporium!

Come visit our psychic fair on July 12th and meet some extremely talented Psychics! Get a reading, shop for stones, have some coffee and tea and so much more!

The event runs from 1PM to 6PM on 07/12/2015! Some of our featured Readers will be (this list will be updated as we get closer to our event):

Azera Moonhawk
Tinamarie Heckman
Veloris A. Figures
Nina Layton
Morgan Hoffman
Karen Hardie
Kevin Sanders
Patricia Paschall-Mabron
Autumn Austin
Heather Darnell

Come have a magickal day at the Emporium! We hope to see everyone there!