Sunday, December 13, 2009
My Trip to the Witchy Shop
It was my first trip to a witchy store since I have been practicing. I packed up my whole little family and drove them way out into the woods to a place called Aquarius Sanctuary. It was amongst houses but it did have a sign telling us what it was. We parked in between snow banks and lugged our kiddos right into the building. We startled a man sitting at a desk as we walked in. As I looked around I saw couches and chairs, a large desk and a kitchen. I told him why I had come and he laughed. He said something about how this is where they hold the classes that they sell at the store and that the store was a few miles down the road. He gave us his card and a schedule of classes. I made a remark about maybe being meant to see this place for a special reason, and he conferred.
My husband, being Christian based (I say this lightly), gets a little nervous and excited to go into places like this. He is getting to like them though. After we walked out of the classroom building, he remarked about the artwork on the walls having many angels and some did not. He talked about liking the art a lot and liking the man's attitude about being meant to find him.
When we reached the little strip mall (still out in the boondocks) where the actual shop was located, my daughter was squealing with delight! She just loves to go shopping and exploring. As we walked in, we were enveloped in patchouli and sage. There were many shelves of books and art work. There was a whole wall of essential oils and shawls. I looked around, finding a few different brands of Lavender oil. I quietly asked the assistance of the clerk who was a thirty something woman with dark curly locks. She had very open eyes with a calmness I could sense. I knew I could tell her exactly why I wanted the oil. I mentioned making all of my gifts and them being rice packs. I also mentioned that one of the gifts was to be a Yule gift for someone in my coven. She was more than helpful and insightful as to what I should use. She also suggested a few things I could add to the particular Yule gift that would make it balanced. We spoke for at least five or so minutes. I really enjoyed her company.
Meanwhile my husband and children were exploring the shop, quite happily, may I add! Stag had so much to talk about, things he liked and things he wondered about. My daughter must have said "what's this?" forty times! All and all I had a wonderful time and will definitely go back again.
I have been having a blast making these gifts today. It is so easy and so nice to be able to do something for someone that is not expensive. Something that will make them feel special.