Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy & Prosperous New Year from Conjure Oils!


Whether you loved it or hated it. you have to agree, 2011 was a hell of a year! Here is a small selection ranging from doom to death to decadence (all the good stuff!) to say sionara to the old year and howdy to the new! May good luck, prosperity, great health, and lots of love be yours in 2012! Click the image above and get you some!
~Vajra & the CO crew!

Happy New Year 2012 fragrances are available in one size, two styles:

5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - $18
5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle Glass Roll-On -$19
The New Year's Collection will be LIVE until January 7, or until supplies are exhausted. 

b'ak'tun 13 - APOCALYPSE SOON?
You may have heard a little rumor that a cerain Mayan calender is set to expire this year. (As an aside, why does this have to coincide with an election year AND during the year of the Dragon? As if I don't have enough to worry over, but I digress...) If this year is it, make it your best year ever! More YES less NO, less stay, more GO! See you on the other side.

Sin while you may: Black musk, leather, clove saturated patchouli and tobacco spiced with peppered Mexican chocolate and aged vanilla beans.

by Lord Alfred Tennyson

Full knee-deep lies the winter snow,
And the winter winds are wearily sighing:
Toll ye the church bell sad and slow,
And tread softly and speak low,
For the old year lies a-dying.
    Old year you must not die;
    You came to us so readily,
    You lived with us so steadily,
    Old year you shall not die.

He lieth still: he doth not move:
He will not see the dawn of day.
He hath no other life above.
He gave me a friend and a true truelove
And the New-year will take ’em away.
    Old year you must not go;
    So long you have been with us,
    Such joy as you have seen with us,
    Old year, you shall not go.

He froth’d his bumpers to the brim;
A jollier year we shall not see.
But tho’ his eyes are waxing dim,
And tho’ his foes speak ill of him,
He was a friend to me.
    Old year, you shall not die;
    We did so laugh and cry with you,
    I’ve half a mind to die with you,
    Old year, if you must die.

He was full of joke and jest,
But all his merry quips are o’er.
To see him die across the waste
His son and heir doth ride post-haste,
But he’ll be dead before.
    Every one for his own.
    The night is starry and cold, my friend,
    And the New-year blithe and bold, my friend,
    Comes up to take his own.

How hard he breathes! over the snow
I heard just now the crowing cock.
The shadows flicker to and fro:
The cricket chirps: the light burns low:
’Tis nearly twelve o’clock.
    Shake hands, before you die.
    Old year, we’ll dearly rue for you:
    What is it we can do for you?
    Speak out before you die.

His face is growing sharp and thin.
Alack! our friend is gone,
Close up his eyes: tie up his chin:
Step from the corpse, and let him in
That standeth there alone,
    And waiteth at the door.
    There’s a new foot on the floor, my friend,
    And a new face at the door, my friend,
    A new face at the door.

The old year makes way for the new: melting snow, a snuffed out candle flame and the sweet scent of hope fresh on new year's morn.

Oya's winds will blow! Sweep the carnage of the old year away and make room for something far more spectacular!

Cypress, black patchouli, oakmoss, lemon with a pinch of hyssop and rue added to the bottle.

All of the best in the new year! Love, light, life, money, friends, good times, peace of heart, mind and soul. Those resolutions can stick. WE CAN DO THIS!

Golden sandalwood drenched in amber with inspired ginger and a shimmering spray of olibanum and sweet orange.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Holiday Cheer in the Oddment Emporium! Buy 2 get 1 FREE Sale!


We here at Conjure - Vajra, Sterling and little Miss Lucy, too - wish you a gorgeous and wonderfully memorable holiday season! 2011 has been a year of growth and expansion and all the white-knuckle anxiety that goes along with it! None of this - Conjure Oils or The Conjure Works could have happened without your love and support, and for that, I humbly thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

We hope that 2012 is an amazing year full of inspiration, spirit and evolution! As we work toward the best manifestations of our souls and our Selves, we can always be enriched by our inner strength and fortified by each other. Truly, when it comes down to it, at the very end what will endure are the memories of the love we shared, the challenges we faced and the sacred successes we achieved along the way. We're all in this together.

Evolution isn't always pleasant; insecurity and worry are always in tow, but if we can stay in touch with that part of us that resides in the faith that we're exactly where we're meant to be and find solace in our deep inner knowledge that no matter what, our struggles bring us strength. We know that dawn is always waiting behind the dark night of the soul. Despair is not an option! So to 2012: we accept your challenge and will meet you head on! Happy New Year!


From December 23rd to January 2nd, ANY scent will be available in the Oddment Emporium, including ALL of the Yule 2011 selections! We have Seductive Soaps, Luxurious Lotions, Seductive Sprays, Wicked Whips and now Enchanted CANDLES! Candles are offered in an 8oz clear glass apothecary jar and in a vintage tea cup as well! 

Get yours TODAY!


December 24th to December 26th we're hosting a holiday Buy 2 get 1 FREE sale! Here's the fine print: perfume only, no Limited Editions or Oddment Emporium items. The free item must be of equal or lesser value.

Simply list your selections in the comments field, or send a separate email! Easy peasy!


In 2012 we can look forward to some of the lines being completed that have spacers on the nav bar, a new Limited Edition line to enhance creativity, and some other tricks up our sleeves...

All the best in the New Year,

Vajra & CO.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Sacred Transgressions - Lunar Eclipse December 2011 is LIVE!


On Saturday December 10th, 2011 we will be treated not only to the last lunar eclipse of 2011, but the last total lunar eclipse until 2014! We checked in with our resident Rebel Astrologer Andrew Drobny and this is what he has to say to “illuminate” the subject. Enjoy!

“A lunar eclipse represents the tightest phase of the aspect (and therefore strongest manifestation) of what we astrologers refer to as a Solar-Lunar opposition. Literally the sun and the moon are on directly opposite sides of the earth from one another. Thus the earth may shield the moon from the light of the sun causing the emblematic shadow across the surface of the moon. Astrologically speaking the general effect is that the moon, representing our emotional state, is shielded from its source: the sun, representing the center of our beings and the source of our energies. In general, a lunar eclipse induces emotional insecurities and a very basic internal conflict between the part of us that says “I AM” and the part of us that says “I FEEL.”

A lunar eclipse (or Sun-Sun opposition) means that our emotional state and sense of self are crashing against each other and causing mass confusion. This can range from a vague feeling of distraction or clumsiness all the way to emotional crisis. The key to keep in mind is that this is not necessarily all negative; all moments and configurations exist for a reason. This is a great time to exercise intention and take the time to slow down and examine our hearts and our sense of identity. To "readjust" our solar direction based on what the heart says. If we do so a lunar eclipse can be not only beneficial, but downright enjoyable as well. Of course, if we refuse to look at these things and just smash forward it is likely to make nothing short of a mess of our emotions.

Let’s take a look at a few things that are going down right now regarding the eclipse:
  1.  Moon in Gemini and Sun in Sagittarius. This is a mutable opposition and therefore may have effects that are less pronounced, thankfully. The general effects: emotional moon in Gemini means a kind of detachment and a lack of commitment to any one idea and a scattered feeling. Sun in its Sagittarius position shows a sense of identity and attention that has high hopes, yet lacks focus. The result: you may be all over the place, a bit insecure and have difficulty making firm decisions. This is a time for exploration, not absolutes. 
  2. Mars is in Virgo, squaring both the sun and moon in what is called a T-Square formation, exacerbates the confusion and scattered energies the opposition of the sun and moon are creating. Representing the part of us who motivates and activates, Mars is stifled under unmanageable picky expectations and a lack of drive. The result is a tendency to simmer in unexpressed frustration, indecisiveness, etc. Outbursts of frustration are likely, personally, and in the larger sense as well. Translation: be very careful of your expectations. Breathe!
Summing it all up: 
Relax this weekend and allow things to come as they come; stay loose. It is not a moment when things will seem to be getting done. Instead of decision making and goal setting, go ahead and explore! Playfully misbehave a little. Don’t forget that Sagittarian optimism is the ticket to all of this! Learn new ways to define the self and find new and unique ways that you fit into the world, because you belong. When this aspect moves on, you'll be surprised at what you’ve discovered about yourself!”

The Sun, Earth and Moon align in space allowing the mighty light of the full Moon to surrender and submit to the shadow of the Earth. Magickally, it is oftentimes considered a "micro month" where all lunar phases happen during the duration of the eclipse. To many astrologers the effects that happen during the few hours of an eclipse can last for years. Whether an eclipse is a time to practice magick is up for the practitioner to decide, but few can dispute the power that the eclipse brings; if you're going to do Work, you better mean it.

 During this very special eclipse, the last of its kind until 2014, I will be preparing an oil to harness the energy of this most unique event. Blending rare oils sacred to Madam Night and Lady Moon in all Her lunar phases as well as astrologically relevant oils to enhance identity and sacred play including:

*Jasmine Sambac (known as "Queen of the Night"),
*Mysore Sandalwood (sacred to many lunar Gods and Goddesses),
*Bulgarian Rose Otto (reputed to enhance clairvoyance and meditation),
*Blessed Myrrh (protection, contemplating darkness)
*Poppy (getting in touch with your dream state and creativity)
*Bergamot (creates a strong sense of self and an air of authority)
*Patchouli SCO2 (grounding, centering and soothing)
*Vanilla Absolute (adds an element of fun for the sweetness of play)

The cost will be $40 for 5ml ($41 for the roll-on) and will include a moonstone, labradorite and quartz crystal lunar charm that will be exposed to the energies of the eclipse as well. I will tuck the bottle in a protective black pouch before it's shipped out to you.  

I will only be making a very small batch, so if you're interested in obtaining a bottle of this special oil please order by the end of the day on the 11th.

This oil will be perfect for use during all phases of lunar and nocturnal workings as well as anointing all lunar amulets and jewelry. It will also be well-suited for workings dealing with play, identity and shapeshifting!

Thank you and blessed eclipse!