Epona's Abundance Rising Oil

“In women's leadership, we find peace, prosperity, and joy. We all thrive.”
~Epona, Horse Goddess, Rite of the Abundant Queen. Bloodroot Honey Priestess Tribe, CAYA Coven.

This past Blue Moon, CAYA Coven’s Bloodroot Honey Priestess Tribe offered their annual Rite of the Abundant Queen, and I received the honor of being asked by a priestess of the BRHP Tribe to prepare an abundance oil for this powerful ritual. This year’s abundance blessing was received from ancient Horse Goddess Epona, worshipped widely throughout the entire Celtic and Roman worlds. Epona teaches women of their strength and sovereignty. The blessed wisdom that our body and our realms are connected and holy helps women discover their wholeness within themselves and all that women can rule. Women can rise in power. To manifest prosperity and abundance for ourselves and each other, the responsibilities of leadership lie in helping each other rise and fostering the wisdom to know we need more than an abundance of wealth and success to change the world. We must also cultivate an abundance of joy and beauty.

In the spirit of abundance, I share with you my recipe and mystical process for creating this oil for yourself and others. All materials and ingredients needed are listed. If there is a local shoppe near you that sells apothecary goods and wares, I encourage you to support your local economy. If not, all materials and ingredients can be found easily online. This is an abundance working. As with any magical act, regardless of how big or small, it is important to set one's intent, for what we put out in the world returns to us threefold. So your very first act in this working will be balancing choices of personal budget with sustainability, quality of products, and merchant's ethics when acquiring the materials to perform this prosperity magic.

Materials:

  • 3 teeny jars with lids

  • Something to label your bottle of Abundance Oil (Or print the label at the beginning of this post)

  • One clean and dry 4 oz. glass bottle with lid.

  • Optional - Latex or nitrile gloves [for those like myself with sensitive proclivities to touch]

  • One small clean rag for clean up [just in case of dribbles & spills]

Make sure new, unused oil and teeny bottles and 4 oz. glass bottle are clear of dust & particulates. If reusing bottles, clean them thoroughly in the dishwasher or by hand in the kitchen sink. Make sure the containers are cleaned of dust & grime and are dried completely in their insides. This would also be the time to bless your vessels, for they have the sacred honor of holding the magic.

Ingredients:

  • Cinnamon

  • Vetiver

  • Rose Geranium

  • Ylang Ylang

  • Orange Sweet

  • Bergamot

  • Black Pepper

  • Sandalwood

  • Frankincense

Undiluted essential oils should not be used directly on skin, they should be mixed with a carrier oil. For this oil blend will be using 4 oz. of olive oil as the carrier.

Safety note regarding essential oils:

  • Keep all essential oils out of reach of children and pets.

  • Avoid the contact of undiluted essential oils on the skin.

  • Do not take Abundance Oil internally.

  • Use essential oils with caution when pregnant or breastfeeding. [Consult your healthcare provider]

  • Please note: If you are allergic to the food or the plant, you will be allergic to its corresponding essential oil.

More info from the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy.


Beginning three days before the full moon

This working is most powerful when performed during the three days before a Full Moon, culminating on the night of the Full Moon itself. Take the three days before the Full Moon to prep oneself. The notion of abundance, whether related to money, career success, or love, brings up many hopes, dreams, shadows, and fears. Processing through the activities, listed below, over three days will help ready your mind for the awareness needed to center the working. You may also wish to craft a poem, song, chant, prayer, sigil, art, etc that encapsulates the energy of your abundance  working. Spending the three days prior to the Full Moon to complete your symbol allows components to charge on your altar as you progress.  

Day One

Grounding

Make a list of all abundance in your life. Think beyond material. Abundance is everything: social, emotional, spiritual, etc. Don't forget your talents and qualities. Note all of this and give thanks.

To ground the Abundance Oil, first pour the oils for Epona.

Olive oil symbolizes Epona's Roman connection, and the olive branch is a symbol of peace, especially peaceful relations, amongst people throughout the world. For in women's leadership, we find peace, as well as prosperity and joy. We all thrive. Find within you the peace you currently possess.  You have it. It is there. Focus on it and the abundance of peace flowing from you and returning as you pour the olive oil into your 4 oz. glass container. Charge it on your altar.

Centering

Time to lay the foundations for your abundance. Visualize what symbolizes a foundation for your abundance. Is it a literal foundation? A treasure chest? A cup overflowing? During my working with Epona for this oil, eye envisioned a wild chestnut mare grazing contently in a lush, expansive green field near a river. As you feel the energy of your vision, blend the following three oils in the first of the three teeny jars and charge on your altar.

  • 3 drops Cinnamon ~enhance natural feminine magnetic intuitive powers

  • 3 drops Vetiver ~the comfort of knowing you you have everything and all will be provided.

  • 9 drops Rose Geranium ~an abundance of love ties it all together.

Day Two

Shielding

Gently observe yourself today. How you feel when you spend money? How do you feel when you don't have it? Do you feel you are prosperous? Why? Why not? What are your mental obsessions around abundance & scarcity? Release these shadows and fears by writing them down (let them flow) and tossing them away (let them go). Pour the next three oils and charge on your altar.

  • 3 drops Ylang Ylang ~before abundance can flow, transform negatives to positives

  • 3 drops Orange Sweet ~the smell of knowing you can

  • 3 drops Bergamot ~magnetizes abundance

Day Three

Opening the Way

Make note of any dreams, signs, omens, & serendipities you have had in the last couple of days that correlate to abundance. These are encrypted messages from the Universe. Write them down and read them aloud to yourself.
Note any and all sudden flashes. Pour the next three oils and charge on your altar.

  • 3 drops Black Pepper ~an ultra boost of positivity

  • 3 drops Sandalwood ~increase creativity and adaptability

  • 3 drops Frankincense ~a great spiritual attractor. right alignment in right livelihood. it will also amplify abundance, creating an overabundance to share.

Night of the full moon

Whether you have a home apothecary, work in your kitchen, or at your altar, create your sacred space and gather the olive and the three essential oil blends.  
Center yourself. Breathe. Find your peace.
Set your intent by picking three areas of focus.

Examples:

  • money

  • shelter

  • food

  • career advancement or change

  • health

  • land

Once you have chosen the three areas of abundance you wish to increase, open to the flow of abundance around you.

Begin your poem, song, incantation, sigil, magical act, etc.
Pour three oil blends into the olive oil.  
Give thanks and gratitude to the Abundant Queen for Her generosity and the gifts she has bestowed upon you.

You may leave the completed blend to charge for three days after the Full Moon or use right away.

May the abundance of the Goddess be forever in your heart.

Merry meet. (^_^)

"Feed someone a fish. They'll eat for a day. Teach them how to fish and they'll eat forever."
~Maimonides sung and paraphrased by Arrested Development with the term "man" replaced by a more inclusive reference

The Rite of the Abundant Queen

The Bloodroot Honey Priestess Tribe of CAYA Coven welcomes all self-identified women to...

The Rite of the Abundant Queen
Friday, July 31st, 2015
 7:00 pm (no one will be admitted after circle cast)

Home of Truth Cottage 
1300 Grand Street, Alameda, CA 94501
(located behind the main Chapel. Please use the sidewalk around the main chapel to get to the Cottage.)

$20 donation requested
Clothing is optional

Important Note: We will be using incense during this ritual. 

High Summer is upon us, it is a time to harvest the abundance you have cultivated and to begin setting in motion your abundance to come. Join us for a night of celebrating the strength and wisdom of women who rule their realm! We will hear the stories of Queens and be blessed with abundance and prosperity by the Gallo-Roman goddess Epona. Now is the time to empower one another, and to work magic that we may all prosper.

Please feel free to come bedecked in what makes you feel regal. Be that a tiara and ruby red lipstick, all of your gemstone necklaces and a ring on every finger, or completely unadorned!


What to bring:
We will be doing a prosperity working, so remember to bring your wallet and/or a business card!

For all Goddess Sabbats, please bring a blanket (any kind of blanket is OK) to sit on or wrap yourself in whether or not you plan to disrobe. You never know when the mood to enjoy the nakedness may strike!

Walking with Artemis at the Dyke March and the Solstice of the Fertile Mother!

Happy Pride!

The Sisters of the Huntress, a devotional group honoring Artemis and Diana within CAYA Coven, are happy to announce Walking With Artemis at The San Francisco Dyke March, as well as the Rite of the Fertile Mother!

This all takes place on Saturday, June 27th. We will gather at 3pm near 18th and Delores in SF. This will be our time for sacred songs, revelry and sisterhood. We will (those that wish) take our tops off, adorn ourselves with words of power, and join the March!

About 5pm, The Sisters of the Huntress will head to the Bloodroot Honey Rite of the Fertile Mother, in Alameda. This rite will start later than usual, at 8pm, at the Home of Truth Cottage. We will call upon Artemis as the Midwife, to assist us as we birth our dreams, projects, and goals.

Any and all self-identified women are welcome to join us for all, or any part, of the day!
Possible rideshare if needed, contact walkingwithartemis@gmail.com with questions or to RSVP!

Walking with Artemis at The Dyke March:

Welcome all you sisters in Goddess! Join the Sisters of the Huntress as we enjoy a day of freedom and sovereignty!
We are meeting at 18th and Delores in San Francisco at 3pm, to join the March beginning at 3:30!
We will sing to the Maiden Goddess, paint our bodies with words of power and march together as sisters.
Contact walkingwithartemis@gmail.com with questions or to RSVP!

The Solstice of the Fertile Mother:

The Bloodroot Honey Priestess Tribe invites all self-identified women to
Come As You Are to the Solstice of The Fertile Mother!

Saturday, June 27, 2015
the Cottage at the Home of Truth
1300 Grand St, Alameda, CA 94501
PLEASE NOTE: LATER START TIME
doors at 7:45, ritual begins at 8pm
$20 donation requested, no one turned away

Please be welcome as we gather to honor Artemis, the midwife, and seek her aid to create and make manifest our desires and dreams. We are the mothers, the makers, and midwives to the future. At this ritual, we will focus our dreams and bless our bodies, honoring all that they can create. We will be offering special blessings to women who are carrying a child, have recently given birth, or those who wish to conceive. 

Please bring a blanket to sit on, any pillows or comfort items you might need or want, and any special items you wish to charge on the altar.
Feel free to bring cakes & ale to share, if you like.

Bloodroot Honey Priestess Tribe- Rite of the Dancing Flowers

Come As You Are to...

CAYA Coven’s Rite of the Dancing Flowers

presented by the Bloodroot Honey Priestess Tribe

Friday, April 24th

Doors open at 7pm, circle is cast at 7:15pm (no one is admitted after circle is cast)

The Home of Truth Spiritual Center Cottage - located behind the main Chapel. Please use the sidewalk around the main chapel to get to the Cottage.

1300 Grand Street

Alameda,CA 94501

$10-20 donation requested

 

This is a clothing-optional ritual for self-identified women only

Join the Bloodroot Honey Priestesses as we honor the Muses. From comedy to tragedy to history to poetry, these mothers of innovation bring creativity into our world. In this ritual, we will be each writing a personal song of affirmation in a specific format, to a specific tune, so that we can all sing them together. We encourage you to listen to Iris and Yeshe's songs here, and maybe think about how your own might go.

http://youtu.be/HkIye-5Dq10

Please bring: a blanket to sit on, a wrap in case you get cold, flowers for the altar, and any artwork you might want to place around the room (Please note, we cannot hang things on the wall.)