Enchantments

8/29/15

Holiday Hours for Labor Day:

We will be open from 1 to 6 pm on Monday, September 7th.


and some Lunar News from our Newsletter...

The upcoming Full Moon is this Saturday, August, 29th, at 2:35 pm, 6 degrees Pisces.

Venus goes direct on the 6th of the September. We’re still in the Venus Retrograde period, a fruitful time for working on self-worth and love matters.

September is Eclipse Season:

The next New Moon Solar Eclipse is on September 13th, at 2:41 am, 20 degrees Virgo.

On September 27th, there is a Harvest Moon Full Moon Lunar Eclipse. It is exact at 10:50 pm, 4 degrees Aries.


6/17/15

Enchantments will be closed Saturday, July 4th. We wish you all a happy Independence Day!

1/26/15

We're closing at 7pm tonight due to the blizzard.


1/26/15

We're approaching Imbolc, the festival of first fire in Winter.

This is traditional time for purification work - clearing out the Winter to make room for and welcome the Sping to come. Evergreens such as pine and cedar are traditionally burned as cleansing agents.

Pine is great for helping to release negativity and foster self-compassion - which opens the way for manifesting creativity.


Lunar News


We just passed a New Moon at 0 degrees Aquarius on January 20th.

The upcoming Full Moon is on Tuesday, February 3rd at 6:09 pm, 14 degrees Leo.

The next New Moon is on February 18th, at 29 degrees Aquarius, exact at 6:47 pm. Happy Mardis Gras and Chinese New Year! Its the year of the Goat/Sheep.

The following Full Moon is on March 5th at 1:05 pm, 14 degrees Virgo.


1/10/14

Happy New Year from the people and cats of Enchantments!

We've updated our events, press and links pages.


9/24/14

Happy New Moon in Libra!

We just updated the events, readings and press sections of the site.

For more frequent updates, sign up for our email newsletter here.


4/18/14


Beltane, Tuesday candle class and Moon class added to the events page.


Medea needs your love!

Our 9 year old cat Medea was recently diagnosed with HyperThyroid, a condition that often affects middle aged female cats. It is treatable with medication and curable with radioactive iodine therapy (which has a very high success rate). She is responding well to the medication and the doctors are highly optimistic.

Right now she could use as much love & healing energy as possible.

We are also accepting donations to help raise money for her care. Donations can be made at Enchantments or through Paypal to enchantmentsmedea@gmail.com


Lunar News

At 2:14 AM on April 29th, there is New Moon Solar Eclipse. It occurs at approximately 8 degrees Taurus.

The next Full Moon is on May 14th at 23 degrees Scorpio, exact at 3:16 PM.



3/17/14


Book Signing & Discussion with T.C. Eisele

Sunday, March 30th at 7 pm.

Tom will be signing copies of his new book The Exalted Man and discussing the ideology and inspiration behind it. Informal reception to follow.

View the flyer here.

*Please note - the oil office will close by 7 pm. The last call for custom candles, oils and incense is 6:30 pm on this day.


1/29/14

Schedule Change! Filming has been moved to Monday, February 3rd. We will hold our Imbolc Ritual at 6 pm on this day. On Monday the 3rd, store will close at 7:30 pm. We will now be open regular hours (1-9 pm) on Sunday, February 2nd.


On Thursday, January 30th at 4:38 pm EST, there is a New Moon at 10 degrees Aquarius.

The next Full Moon is on Friday, February 14th. It is exact at 6:53 pm, 26 degrees Leo.

The Chinese New Year is on January 30th/31st. We will be entering the year of the Horse.

Also on the 31st, Venus goes direct. It will be about 13 degrees Capricorn on that day.


Did you know....

You can bring back your empty oil bottles for a refill of the same oil. You save $1 off a dram, $2 off a Half Ounce and $3 off a Full Ounce.


1/21/14

SNOW DAY! Enchantments will be closed Wednesday, January 22nd.


1/10/14


Happy New Year! Wishing you clarity, joy and prosperity for 2014.

Check out the events page for new class offerings and information for our Imbolc Ritual!


Enchantments will close at 7 pm on Sunday, February 2nd due to filming on the block and in the store.

Imbolc is in the beginning of February, when the first stirrings of fire emerge from the frost of Winter. This festival is sacred to the Goddess Brigid, who represents creativity, fertility and strength. Imbolc is traditionally a time of purification. In the past, evergreens were burned to banish stagnation from the winter and thereby welcome Spring.

This is a great time to get a start on Spring cleaning. Smudge the house, smudge yourself, smudge each other. Clear out things that you don’t need on all levels. Break through inertia and find new creative ways of doing things. And as Brigid rules poetry - it is also a good opportunity to explore writing.

February 2nd is also sacred to the Yoruban spirit Oya. She is syncretized with the saint Our Lady of Candelaria, whose feast day is Candlemas. Oya is a warrior spirit who rules the cemetery, magic, wind and change.


Lunar News

The upcoming Full Moon is on Wednesday, January 15th at 11:52 pm EST. It is exact at 25 degrees Cancer.

On Thursday, January 30th at 4:38 pm EST, there is a New Moon at 10 degrees Aquarius.


The Chinese New Year is on January 30th/31st. We will be entering the Year of the Horse.



1/2/14


Happy New Year!

We're closing early for the snowstorm today. We may be closed Friday, depending on the weather. Give us a call to check before you head to the store.



12/4/13


Store News

We counted our decks recently. Turns out, we have over 130 Divinatory decks, 115 of which are Tarot based!


Our last Candle Carving Class of the year is on Saturday, December 28th. Learn how to manifest your intentions for 2014!


Two new blog articles that mention Enchantments added to the Press Section.


Yule

The Winter Solstice is on Saturday, December 21st. This is the shortest day and longest night of the year. The Solstice is a turning point when days begin to get longer again. Witches celebrate this day as Yule, rejoicing at the return of the light.

Cat will host our open ritual for Yule on Wednesday, December 18th at 7:30 pm, in the backyard.
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Lunar News

On Monday, December 2nd, there was a New Moon in Sagittarius. The Sun and Moon were in trine to Uranus in Aries and sextile to the asteroid Ceres in Libra. Face any partnership issues directly, how we negotiate our individuality with others constitutes what successful relationships are all about.

The Moon will be Full on December 17th, at 4:28 am EST at approximately 25 degrees Gemini. With the Moon in trine to the asteroid Juno in Aquarius - try to take the high road in dealing with others; real compromise can only be made by the strong.

The next New Moon is on New Year's Day. It is exact at 6:14 am EST at 10 degrees Capricorn.


Holiday Hours


Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve both fall on Tuesdays this year. The store will be closed on those Tuesdays as usual. Enchantments will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Best holiday wishes as we transition from Autumn to Winter.


Readings at Enchantments


We’re pleased to announce that Tom has extended his availability for readings.

His new hours are 1:30pm-3:30pm (by appointment only) and 3:30pm-7:30pm (walk-ins and appointments) every day except Tuesday and Wednesday. 7:30 pm is the last appointment time.

Check out our readings page for more information.


11/27/13

New Online Store launched! View it here.


11/21/13

Events Page updated.

Lunar News:

The upcoming New Moon is at 7:22 pm on December 2nd, at 10 degrees Sagittarius.
The last Full Moon of the year is on December 17th. It is exact at 4:28 am, at 25 degrees Gemini.

David, a former Enchantments employee, is the astrologer for New York Magazine's The Cut.


11/19/13

Events and Testimonials pages updated.

Holiday Hours:
We will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 28th. We're open usual hours on Friday.


10/27/13

New York Magazine article added to Press Section.
Happy almost Samhain!


10/10/13

Witches celebrate October 31st  and November 1st as Samhain (pronounced “sawin”). This is the most significant festival of the year.  During Samhain, we honor our ancestors and departed loved ones, particularly those who have died in the past year. Samhain also marks the end of the harvest season and is a time when the veils between worlds are thinnest. Modern-day Halloween originated from this pagan festival.

This Samhain marks the 5th anniversary of the store's 424 E 9th Street location. Happy Birthday Enchantments!
Check out our events page for information on our Samhain Open Ritual.
The store will close at 7:30 pm on October 31st.
 
Store News:
We now have official Enchantments Gift Certificates.

Lunar News:
The upcoming Full Moon on October 18th is a Lunar Eclipse at 25 degrees Aries.
On November 3rd, there is a New Moon Solar Eclipse at 11 degrees Scorpio.

New Candle Carving class added to the events page. New testimonial added to the testimonials section.

8/26/13

Labor day may be around the corner, but for us witches, summer isn’t over until the Fall Equinox! We celebrate the equinox as Mabon, the Autumn Harvest Festival. This is a day for counting our blessings and giving thanks for all that we have received.

Labor Day Hours: We will be open from 1-5 on Monday, September 2nd.

Open ritual for Mabon posted on the events page.
Tarot class and Astrology class posted on the events page.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our backyard yoga this summer!

Kathy’s yoga teaching schedule will be available on the events page when new classes are posted.


The next New Moon is on Thursday, September 5th at 7:36 am EST. It is at 13 degrees Virgo.

The next Full Moon is on Thursday, September 19th at 7:13 am. This Full Moon is 26 degrees Pisces.

Enchantments is a location in the new novel Night Film by Marisha Pessl!
A book review in the New York Times said:

"The book leaps from bondage clubs to mental hospitals to witchcraft supply stores, as if evil were more a matter of setting than a person’s actions. To be fair, the witchcraft emporium — which turns out to be like a voodoo Apple store, right down to the Genius Bar in back — is an exquisitely charming side trip."

7/29/13

August schedule posted! New candle carving class and new yoga schedule.

The New Moon in Leo on August 6th is in trine to Uranus in Aries and in a loose square to Saturn in Scorpio. By all means think out of the box and be original, but also try to be practical and realize the limits of being reactionary for its own sake.
 
The Full Moon in Aquarius will be opposite a Sun/Mercury Conjunction in Leo, which means the Universe will weigh in on the ideas and opinions you put forth on the preceding New Moon. 

Our Facebook page broke 1,000 likes! Thank you to our customers for your loyal support. 

7/12/13

Candle FAQ and General FAQ added to site!
New Photos added to Photo Gallery.

7/5/13

A big thank you to all who attended our Midsummer Celebration. It was our most attended event to date! We’re grateful to have such a lovely community.

 
The next festival is Lammas/Lughnasadh. This celebration of the first harvest is on August 1st.
 
If we celebrate Lammas at the store, we will post details closer to the date.
 
 
The next New Moon is Monday, July 8th at 3:14am EST. It is at 16 degrees Cancer. The Sun, Moon and Mercury will be conjunct in Cancer. While it may be difficult, it is well worth it to examine your emotions and not take them for granted. At this time, it is important to consider why you are feeling what you are feeling. 
 
The next Full Moon is Monday, July 22nd at 2:15 pm EST. This Full Moon is at 0 degrees Aquarius. The Moon will be squaring Saturn. If you examined your emotions in the New Moon, then you won't be disappointed at what you thought should happen. To be practical, you must see things as they are.

Enchantments has a new Twitter account! @EnchantmentsNYC

6/18/13

Happy Summer Solstice!
The Solstice is on Friday, June 21st. The longest day of the year is significant in many cultures. Witches celebrate this day as Midsummer.

Bonfires are a key element in many Midsummer celebrations, particularly in Scandinavia.

New to our events page:

Midsummer Ritual and more Backyard Yoga

6/12/13
New Blog article added to Press Section. 
Tarot Class is sold out!
We will be closed for the 4th of July.

5/24/13
We are closing early on Memorial day (by 7 pm). The last available reading is 5:30.

Tonight is a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 4 degrees Sagittarius! (Saturday, May 25th at 12:25 am EST)

This Full Moon is squared by Neptune in Pisces.

This is a good time to cultivate clarity in your life. Optimistic Sagittarius moon believes what it wants to believe, therefore what you think are options may be illusions. Be careful. Question what you think you are seeing. If something is real, it will hold up to questioning.

Sagittarius is the sign of the archer: refine your target and aim high!

5/21/13
Events page updated with new classes.

4/30/13
Happy Beltane! This spring festival celebrating the joys and pleasures of life takes place on April 30th & May 1st!

Check out our events page for information about our Beltane Event on May 1st.

We recently got in a new supply of Japanese Incense sticks, including a new brand of long bamboo sticks called Herb & Earth. They smell wonderful and they are very low-smoke. For you fans out there, this means that Aqua and Earth New Morningstar sticks are back in stock!

We've also added more statues to our selection, including more lovely Bast statues.

The Candle Class on May 18th is sold out! Keep an eye on our events page for more course offerings.


4/04/13
The Astrology Course starts next week!
We also added a Candle Magick class on May 18th.

We added a list of our herbs to the website. Check it out here.
The new online store is on the horizon!


We have Beltane to look forward to at the end of the month! This is the spring fertility festival of April 30th and May 1st, where we celebrate all the joys life has to offer.
Aries energy is full-on at the moment, with Sun, Venus, Mars and Uranus in the fiery sign. Mercury joins them on the 13th.
The New Moon is on Wednesday, April 10th, at 20 degrees Aries, with Venus and Mars very nearby. Sound the charge!

Also on April 10th, Kathy will begin teaching Kundalini Yoga on Wednesdays at 4 pm. Visit her teaching page for more information.

3/27/13
Full moon in Libra!
Introduction to Astrology Course added to Events page

3/20/13
Happy Birthday to our store cat Zero! He turns 11 today!
(He's the fluffy white cat on our front page)

New Site Updates: Readings, Events, Videos and Links pages have been updated.


3/18/13
Spring is here! The Vernal Equinox is on Wednesday, March 20th. This marks the day when the sun leaves the watery sign of Pisces, the last sign in the zodiac, and enters fiery Aries, the first sign.
The Spring Equinox is one of only two days a year when the day and night are of equal length (the other day is the Fall Equinox). From the 20th onward, days will grow longer than nights.
Witches celebrate this day as the festival Ostara. This dawning of Spring is a time of rebirth and new beginnings. 

We have been busy redecorating to make room for new stock! We continue to grow our book and tarot selection. Our ‘humorous astrology’ section now includes Friends on a Rotten Day by Hazel Dixon-Cooper. Funny and informative. New to our Runes section is Runes for Transformation by Kaedrich Olsen. We also added more Crowley and Dion Fortune titles. New to our card selection are the Madame Lenormand Fortune Telling cards.

We have more statues in stock, including Freya, St. Michael, Aphrodite and Gaia.
We also got in pretty nifty Tarot magnets.

And more!


1/04/13
Wishing everyone luck and blessings for the New Year! We had a lovely holiday season at Enchantments. Thank you to our wonderful customers!

We're approaching a New Moon in Capricorn (at 21 degrees) on January 11th and the Full Moon in Leo (at 7 degrees) is on January 26th.

We have a number of new items in stock, including handmade brooms, statues, more varieties of pewter talismans, incense burners, and witchy tote bags and scarves. We have expanded our book selection to include more titles on tarot and ceremonial magick. New to our incense shelf is Wolf's Heart: a classic Herman Slater recipe for courage, strength and triumphing over circumstances.

We've added more Tarot decks to our growing selection, including the Spirit Tarot, the Fenestra Tarot, the New Mythic Tarot, the Vision Quest Tarot, and the Steampunk Tarot.

We just scheduled a Candle Carving Class for Saturday, January 19th. More information on our events page.


11/04/12
Thank you for all your kind words of support during Hurricane Sandy. Our thoughts are with all of our amazing customers, and we hope that things get set right for everyone soon.
We are incredibly grateful that the store was not damaged or flooded by the hurricane. Along with the rest of the East Village, we were without power until late Friday night. As of Sunday, November 4th, the store is back to operating normal hours.