New Oils at KC Conjure – Vision Oil

The second oil that’s exclusive to KC Conjure is Vision Oil (click on the name of the oil to be taken to the KC Conjure site, where you can purchase it directly).  The listing for this oil states that it’s formulated to assist with all forms of divination, created at the end of the lunar eclipse of a Blood Moon/Hunter’s Moon, at the moment the darkness dropped and the full light illuminated the landscape.

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 (image courtesy of KC Conjure)

The Vision oil was a tricky one.  Divination is not my strong point – I can technically read tarot cards, and I use a pendulum when making decisions about herbs and oils for various mixes, but that’s it.  However, I know a lot of  very talented diviners (Polyphanes at the Digital Ambler, for example) who are oil users besides, all of whom were eager for me to produce something for either use during/before divination, or as an anointing oil for divination tools.
After tossing a coin (well, after making two totally different versions and having them tested and deciding only one was going to be made for market), I elected to produce the Vision oil for use by the diviners themselves.  The oils and herbs that went into it were chosen for clairvoyance, far-seeing, true dreaming, clarity of sight, focus, and concentration.  There were about six versions of the original oil, because one of the challenges of a Vision oil is to create one that’s effective, but without a distracting scent.  After a few months of tinkering and experimenting (thanks to my testers, without whom this would be a far less effective oil), I came up with a mixture that didn’t distract the user and seemed to assist in divination, remote vision, and trance work.
It could have ended there – since the job of the oil was to increase sight, I could have made it during a waxing moon on a day and hour that were associated with Sight, then shipped it out.
Right.  That didn’t happen.  Instead, I waited for some really spectacular lunar or planetary alignment to come along – the Vision oil was two years in the making, it could wait a little longer.

In October of 2014, a lunar event occurred that provided the perfect opportunity to create the Vision oil – the full eclipse of a Hunter’s Moon that was also a Blood Moon.
The full moon after the autumnal equinox (usually September 22 or 23rd) is called the Harvest Moon, for obvious reasons.  The full moon after that is called the Hunter’s Moon.  Both full moons are unique because the time difference between moonrises on successive evenings is much shorter than average – there’s no long gap of darkness between sunset and moonrise for several days after both the Harvest Moon and the Hunter’s Moon.  Both moons are known for illuminating in a singularly long, bright way, which seemed like a good aspect to incorporate into the Vision oil.
In October, there was a full eclipse of the Hunter’s Moon,  where the Earth would pass directly between the sun and full moon.  This event was also considered a Blood Moon, due to the color of Earth’s shadow as it passes over the moon giving it a red cast (the sun’s rays are scattered, which strip out the other colors in the spectrum and leave red behind).  The Vision oil was created at the moment the lunar eclipse ended, under the Hunter’s Moon, when the darkness passed and the light returned, moonlight that has been traditionally used to find that which is hidden.

Polyphanes of the Digital Ambler was nice enough to give some very complimentary feedback on the Vision oil:

“A lovely and potent oil!  The fragrance itself is calming and focusing, good for putting yourself in the right headspace for divination, remote vision, or trance sessions, especially when communication is a strong need.  Most vision oils I’ve worked with elsewhere tend to have too harsh a smell or make one’s third eye too excitable to see clearly, but this is a rarity in that it avoids these and other issues.  I use the oil on myself before any sacred divination, and keep a charm anointed with it on me just in case I need to break out my dice and bones.”

Again, this is one of the two oils that are exclusively available at KC Conjure and through their website.  Visit this site for a look at both Serve and Protect and Vision oil.

New Oils at KC Conjure – Serve and Protect

If you missed the announcement, new Quadrivium Oils are going to be store exclusives – they’ll be released through certain stores that carry our oils, and able to be ordered via those store’s websites.

Our first set of oils has landed, and seems to be getting a pretty good reception.   KC Conjure, in Kansas City, has two oils.  This entry is on the first of them:

  • Serve and Protect – intended for use by and for those who serve our community in times of crisis. Said to help bring luck and protection to first responders, police, figherfighters, EMTs, deployed solders, etc.

Click on the name of the oil to be taken to the KC Conjure site, where you can purchase it directly.  We’re in the process of writing up the usual page of suggested uses for the oils, along with ideas for ritual work incorporating them.  At the moment, the KC Conjure Shop has (or had, at least) a beautiful portable shrine to St. Michael that was perfect for Serve and Protect.  Look into it, especially if you have a loved one who’s a first responder or a deployed soldier.

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(image courtesy of KC Conjure)

To give a bit of background on the oils, in my spare time (ha!), I’m a volunteer with the Chicago Police Department as a sort of liaison between the department and neighborhood residents, facilitating communication.  The longer you do something like that, the more cops you get to know, and the more friends you make in the department. Serve and Protect was originally merely called Be Safe and was used on a St. Jude candle that burned whenever a certain shift or team was on duty.  You can see me anointing a St. Jude candle for this purpose with what is now Serve and Protect on the TalkGnosis YouTube show Oils and Scents in Ritual Practice, in the last ten minutes of the show.  While St. Michael is the patron saint of police and protectors everywhere, St. Jude is the specific patron saint of the Chicago Police Department.  As I’ve said before, candle and oil magic seems to work best when it’s as targeted as possible, so the name of the person (or team) was written in the wax,  a very small amount of protective herbs were added to holes in the vigil candle, and the top of the candle anointed lightly with the oil.  This St. Jude candle burns in my window 5 nights out of 7 to this day, with different names in the wax depending on if someone is ill, injured, or working a particularly stressful or dangerous job.

Serve and Protect can be used to anoint candles, but is especially effective when used to anoint items that the individual to be protected can wear or carry with them.  St. Michael medals tend to be a favorite, but even a smudge on the inside of a belt or other natural leather surface can be useful.  The oil can be used with protective mojo bags, and in any other way a magical oil can be used.

This blog has always been very clear about the importance of keeping a tight focus when using ritual oils – that the more clear and simple the intent, the more successful the oil use is likely to be.  This is the most targeted oil that Quadrivium produces – it’s intended to protect people with a particular kind of job.  As such, it’s probably among the most simple to use of any of our oils.  A candle, a mojo bag, a talisman, anything anointed with this oil serves one purpose – to protect the person wearing or carrying it, or for whom the candle is burned.