Hello, friends! Today is Halloween (Samhain) and I couldn’t be more excited to celebrate the holiday. Here is Betsy riding on a broom with her pumpkin candy bucket, ready for trick-or-treating! She’s been looking forward to this day 🎃
Despite the wonky weather here in NYC, there’s an undeniable sense of witchy wonder in the air. Even with the mixture of rain and fallen leaves on the ground, I’m reminded of the autumn cycle and its nearing inception of when the veil is at the thinnest between the spirits and humans in this waking life. To me, Samhain is a celebration of life and death. The old and the new. The ability to commune with the spirits who walk among us. I’m reminded of my loved ones / friends who have passed away. As it is a bittersweet occasion, I’m thankful for what they provided during the time they were alive on Earth.
Many thanks to those who checked out my handmade shop! It’s now closed. However, my apparel shop is still open for those who want to purchase my teeshirts and other fun accessories. I’ve added some new designs in the shop. Be sure to check them out! As a reminder, you can get free shipping on your order (USA residents only) by entering my promo code LOTUSCOW.
Halloween 2019 Tarot Reading
It wouldn’t be fair for Betsy to keep the post short. After all, she is our resident witchy cow 🐮 She pulled out some tarot cards and wanted to share her message with y’all.
Cards that were pulled
6 of Wands, 5 of Wands, 5 of Swords and 4 of Cups.
Smith-Waite Centennial Tarot.
Betsy’s message to everyone
We all want to be rightfully recognized for our work and ambitions. But some of us have their egos front and center for all of the world to see. Overshadowing those who worked hard to get where they’re at in their careers, relationships and their personal goals. It’s noted that there will be plenty of push and pull with members of authority. Even some of your peers might doubt your ability to move forward. And while you may be feeling reluctant to step into the spotlight due to the politics, you really need to take a sip of courage and find yourself in the midst of chaos. Be part of the ebb and flow that will require plenty of finesse and calculations. Change happens when you take action. Always be one step ahead. Know when to choose your battles. Your future self will thank you.
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Betsy has been itching to write more on her spiritual readings. We decided to start her blog series post called “Udderly Zen Readings.” So, here we go!
Cards that were pulled for the New Moon in Scorpio￼￼:
The Hierophant, 5 of Swords & 10 of Pentacles. Using the Smith-Waite Centennial Tarot Deck.
In a nutshell:
Moo…this New Moon in Scorpio isn’t going to be a time to take things lightly. Definitely some intense energy to watch out for during this moon cycle. Plenty of willpower to cut away from dead & toxic relationships / situations with some politics involved. A much needed focus to start securing your own home front and ensuring that your loved ones are safe.
Physical Level – The Hierophant
Anyone else fed up with red tape and politics? Seems here that no matter how much we try to reason, we seem to go back to square one. A sense of hypocrisy in the air. Followers are being blindly told what’s right and what’s wrong. No sense in individuality. Uncover the truth, even if it means shaking up a few members in the organisation. Not every advice given has value or substance.
Mental Level – 5 of Swords
Calculating many ways to cut through the red tape requires mastering the art of manipulation and charisma. But others don’t need to know what’s in your mind. In full face value, you’ll appear as getting along with others. However, you’re coming up with ways to make your exit plan before the war gets even worse. You can pick and choose your own battles. But consider delivering the final blow with enough evidence to show that what they’re doing to you is plain unethical.
Advice from the Universe – 10 of Pentacles
There’s more to than just securing the bag. You need to secure your home front. Focus and visualise a stable & abundant environment that you would be proud to share with your loved ones. Protection spells and ritual work can be done during this moon phase. Financially speaking, it would be a good time to work on your budget and see how much you can save up, in case an unexpected change happens.
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Hi friends! Been a while since my last post. I’ve been busy making the jewelry & accessories. I’m happy to announce the official launch date will be on the Full Moon in Aries (October 13, 2019) around 2 – 3 PM (EST). It will be made available directly at RedLotusDesignz.com.
The designs have a pink background along with Betsy’s image. For the earrings, they’re paired with a gem bead. All of the pieces are handmade. Expect some slight imperfections, but each piece is unique in its own way. Like Betsy! 🐮
Here’s a sneak peak on some of the designs:
There will also be a special surprise on that day as well, so be sure to stay tuned for the news on October 13, 2019. If you’re not a subscriber to my blog, what are you waiting for? 😃
Happy first day of Autumn / Mabon! My witchy heart feels more alive during this time of year. Seeing the leaves on the ground with the crisp and cool air makes me feel nostalgic. Betsy is looking forward to posting more tarot card readings on Instagram and Twitter now that we have more time in the day to focus on channeling our messages from the Universe.
For a long time, I always felt that my plush animal cow was a familiar. It’s currently not viable for me to adopt a cat (although I took care of them while growing up). Mostly due to the heart ache that I’ve felt years ago when I lost my beloved childhood pet to cancer. My husband and I found Betsy during our local trip to the mall (which you can interact from the first episode of Moo Times of Betsy here). Recently, I encountered this post that lovingly explains that yes, it is possible to do so.
Most of my work involves healing, protection and boosting creativity. In a nutshell, I’m an arts, crafts and tech bruja. Additionally, I would channel the motherly and sassy energy from Betsy to the readings that I provide for my friends and family members. My husband jokes that Betsy has a mind of her own whenever we have her sitting on top of the other plush animal cows. On certain days, Betsy would tip over (even if she was sitting up perfectly). I recently got a palmistry pillow from Michael’s Craft Store for Betsy to prop herself up when we share the daily tarot card readings on the Instagram account.
The good news is that there’s no slowing down for Betsy as she’s eager to do more witchy work. Samhain will be here soon before you know it. Now, if only I can loom knit a witch’s hat for Betsy to wear…
Hope you’re having a magickal time, my friends. I’ll see you on my next post!
Happy Halloween everyone! My all-time favorite holiday of the year (next to Christmas). I also created a whimsical animated GIF of my character riding on a broomstick. Quite a different experience when animating instead of making still images.
Hope you stay safe during this moo-gical time 🐮What are you planning to do for Halloween?