• A Tabula Rasa

    Boleskine House, the former residence of famed and defamed occultist and ceremonial magician Aleister Crowley, has been set on fire in an act of vandalism.

  • The Language of the Tarot and What It Offers Us

    A few weeks ago, when I told everyone that I was going to begin reading Tarot out of the shop I promised a post about my approach to Tarot. Since then, I have been so busy actually reading Tarot that I haven’t gotten around to writing about it! A funny thing happened during this same period of time – my literal sight changed. I abruptly had to adjust to the fact that my reading glasses had become no longer a choice, but a necessity. After a few days of headaches I broke down and bought a stronger pair. Now you’ll see me walking around with them on my head. I…

  • Community Healing Hours, June 15, 12-3pm

    Back by request! This Saturday, join us for a sampling of blissful self care, including 30 minutes of reiki and reflexology for $30. We recommend the $5 add-on for an aromatherapy foot soak while you enjoy the reiki, before moving on to reflexology. It gets rave reviews! NEW THIS MONTH: We’re adding chair massage! You can have a 10 minute chair massage with our new LMT, Jason Burleigh for $10. Bring dad- he’ll love it!! We also offer gift certificates for massage therapy with Jason if you’re looking for a last minute Father’s Day gift! Check out his rates on our services page. At Healing Hours, walk ins are always welcome, but…

  • Welcome, Amy Hedges, Integrative Wellness & Nutrition

    I'm very excited to welcome Amy Hedges to the growing list of practitioners at STAR + SPLENDOR! Amy offers one on one nutrition counseling, support, education and group workshops to address any health and nutritional goal. Amy’s aim is to help her clients lead healthy lifestyles by getting to the root of their health challenges.

  • May Community Healing Day is Saturday, May 11

    This Saturday, Lisa, Cindy and I are hosting the May Community Healing Hours between 1pm and 4pm. We thought this might be the perfect way to shake off the rainy day blues (so much rain, right?) and enter Mother’s Day weekend the right way. Community Hours were created as a way to offer everyone an accessible option for self-care. We offer a “tasting menu” of two powerful modalities of healing and relaxation- reiki and reflexology- at a special price for this one day only. It’s a wonderful way to explore new modalities that you might be curious about and meet the practitioners. It’s equally useful if you just want a…

  • The beauty of beeswax candles, and why ours are so magical…

    It’s less than a week to STAR + SPLENDOR’s Working with Intention Candles Workshop, and I am very excited! Excited mainly because I get to teach this one, and I love sharing what I know in ways that can help people! Also, excited because I find candles such a simple and helpful aid in focus, meditation and magical work. It’s a bonus that they are beautiful and create a romantic and mysterious atmosphere. The Art & Alchemy line of intention candles that I carry in the shop are fast becoming the most popular item (y’all love the pink “Beauty” candle with rose gold mica!) These natural, unscented candles are made…

  • Living in Splendor

    What makes you feel truly abundant? I've been turning my focus to ideas of abundance lately. One might say I have an abundance of ideas about abundance! I find that a lot of writing and thinking on the topic is focused on mindsets about financial gain and money in general, and it's geared toward women. I'm interested in those things, but not as interested I am in having a life that feels really good. I can think of times when I've felt financially taken care of, but my soul was still aching, or I felt an anxious lack of clarity that resulted in the squandering of my resources. Now, to…

  • You’re in the flow, kid.

    It’s almost warm outside today, and I am thinking about spring, summer, and warmer weather in general. I was looking at photographs I took last year at the beach. I came upon this special one from September, 2018, just after I’d made the decision to leave what had been my dream job at Etsy for seven years and throw myself fully into my skincare and perfuming business, which ultimately became STAR + SPLENDOR. I just knew that I needed to be of service to a different community. I was literally shaking with fear but my courage was more fierce. This photo was taken at my favorite beach in Southampton, Long…

  • Making Gold: The Wisdom of the Alchemists

    Recently I completed a lengthy project that required months of sustained focus, study and processing. During this time, I vacillated between anxiety about getting it all done, and periods of intense doing that were also surprisingly calming. I’m a Capricorn rising, so it makes sense that I would feel better working. But this was chosen, self-development work, and it had a different quality from vocational work, or something like a college course. It required me to turn inward, learn new skills and ways of being that bring me into alignment with who I really am. Sometimes that was deeply uncomfortable. Those moments of discomfort sprung up in unexpected places, and…