By Amber C. Snider
As Imbolc approaches, we chatted with celeb astrologer David Scoroposki for an exclusive "shop your horoscope" guide for February.
By now you've hopefully heard the good news: Enchantments has moved to a new location at 165 Avenue B (between 10th and 11th street) in New York City. We're excited to serve you all again in early February and we know you'll love the new space just as much as we do. For now, we're accepting online orders until the new shop opens.
To kick off the New Year and help celebrate Imbolc, we chatted with celeb astrologer (and long time witch of the shop) David Scoroposki for an exclusive "shop your horoscope" guide for February. Here you'll find a custom-candle suggestion for Aries, airy sprays for Libras, abalone shells for potions and scrying for dreamy Pisces, and more.
"Aries, ruled by fire, is the first sign of the zodiac. It represents the stirrings of spring time and rushes down to imbue the earth with life," says Scoroposki. He recommends Imbolc incense for the upcoming Sabbath (on February 1st and 2nd), which also pairs well with Aries' fiery energy. Or better yet, a custom-candle to engage with the fire element, such as a Road Opener candle. "It's great for new beginnings and fresh starts to coincide with Imbolc. It removes obstacles and physical blocks from the past, so you can go forward in Aries style."
Custom Candle: Road Opener Candle, $45
"Ruled by the earth element, Taurus will love a Gaia statue for February," says Scoroposki. "They are earthy and wonderful, not to mention beautiful." You can place your Gaia statue on your altar or in your meditation/study room for loving, grounding vibes.
Gaia Statue: Call shop for availability.
For chatty, airy Gemini, Divine Muse incense is best for this season. "Whenever we burn incense, we're engaging in Air and Fire elements and sending out wishes upwards. A Gemini would love Divine Muse for channeling their inquisitive nature, as well as inspiration to create something, especially anything writing or speaking-related," says Scoroposki.
"Everyone can use a little inspiration or else life is drab!" he adds. "There are a lot of different types of positive inspiration and the Divine Muse is responsible for that. She comes and goes, but to invoke her in smoke is a way to make sure you stay inspired." Enchantments incense doesn't require charcoal: Simply sprinkle a teaspoon or so in your cauldron and touch a flame to it.
Divine Muse Incense: One ounce, $10
"Cancers will love Florida Water, Holy Water, or Las Aquas Benditas. They’re good for baths, limpias, and cleansings. You can sprinkle some around the house, anoint altars to involve or propitiate deities, or add them as amplifiers for baths," says Scoroposki. "For an uncrossing, use Florida Water and Holy Water. For love and romance baths, use orange blossom (Oshun energy) or rose water (Venus energy)."
"Leos are about self-confidence and self-esteem, so metallic gold votive holder with a yellow 120 is great this month," says Scoroposki. "Or just go for a Solar Blast Kit!" Solar Blast Kits, used to invoke happiness, joy, confidence, and all around good vibes, come with two hand-carved solar blast candles, one dram of oil, a packet of sea salt, and a hand-blended sample incense. Use the sea salt for a ritual bath, anoint yourself (and the candles) with the oil, and burn the incense as you work your spell.
Metallic Gold Candle Holder: $5
120 Candle: $1.20
Solar Blast Kit: $17.50
"Virgo is ruled by Mercury and it's an Earth sign associated with the Earth Goddess. I'd recommend a ouanga bag (any kind) for Virgos this month," says Scoroposki. Since ouanga bags are filled with herbs, you can get any bag depending on your needs. Choose from Love Attraction, Money Draw, Restful Sleep, Luck and Happiness, Uncrossing, Protection and Healing Ouangas.
Ouanga Bags: $9.95 each
Luscious Libras will love a hand-blended spray from our apothecary. Scoroposki recommends our Inspiration spray, which represents the intellect, or our Venus spray to invoke the Goddess of Love, Beauty, and Fertility. "Sprays are great because they are engaging the element of Air which Libras will adore, especially those who don’t like to burn incense. You can use our sprays for cleansings or to bring in positive energy,” he says. You can view our oil list here (all oils can be made into a spray, however they're only available in-store).
Inspiration Formula: $15 and up. Sprays only available in-store. Oils available online.
DIY spray: If you purchase an oil, simply add several drops of the oil to a small spray bottle, add witch hazel or alcohol, and mix with water to create your own spray.
Scorpio can benefit from a whirlwind of luck this season, so we'd recommend our custom-carved Fortuna Candle to invoke blessings and good fortune from Lady Luck. You can also add an ounce of Fortuna Oil to your magical line-up this month: Simply add a few drops of the oil to a bath or anoint yourself as you would a perfume (but with intention) throughout the day.
Fortuna Candle: $45
Fortuna Oil: One ounce, $27
"As a Fire sign, Sagittarius will love our Academic Success/Wisdom Kit. The candles represent the Fire element and since Sag is the sign of philosophy, higher knowledge, spiritual endeavors, this kit is a great choice," says Scoroposki. The kit comes with two hand-carved spell candles to invoke wisdom, as well as a small packet of sea salt for a ritual bath, sample incense, and a dram of oil.
Academic Success/Wisdom Kit: $17
"This Earth sign will appreciate an altar tile this month. Try the pentacle altar tile, which represents money and the Earth element. Especially for Capricorn, it's wonderful for manifestation work. They can burn a candle on top or use it to turn the candle on/or without blowing it out, if that's in their practice," says Scoroposki.
Pentacle Altar Tile: $9.95
"As an Air sign, Aquarius is all about music, sound, technology, and space travel this month. I'd recommend our Spiritual High Incense, which has a Saturnian influence, and is good for occult work and astral travel which might interest a quirky Aquarian," says Scoroposki. "Everyone’s trying to get to space right now and the Age of Aquarius is here, so this ties in with literal space travel, technology to a degree of revolution, newness, and society changing at-large."
Here's how to use Spiritual High Incense for astral travel: Lay down in a comfortable position and light the incense. Let your mind go –– and if you need to come back to return, think of your feet in order to "return to earth."
Spiritual High Incense: One Ounce, $10
"Pisces is represented by two fish swimming in opposite directions. It's the house of service, the house of religious service, and water, of course," says Scoroposki. "At its best, Pisces is a psychic sign with a reception nature, so I'd recommend scrying in a bowl of water, an orb, or even an abalone shell filled with water. Scrying is a practice that requires receptivity and Pisces is also associated with dreams, making this tool a great choice."
Abalone Shell (large): $35
Abalone Shell Stand: $8
David Scoroposki is one of New York's most esteemed Astrologers with over twenty years of experience. He leads a consulting practice for individual and corporate clients and contributes to numerous media publications globally. David graduated from New York University in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in Theology from the Gallatin School. He has taught classes on Tarot and Astrology and given lectures at institutions such as The School of Visual Arts and New York University, among others. In conjunction with classical, medieval, and modern Astrology methods, David uses a variety of divinatory techniques including the Tarot for customized sessions that address each client’s unique goals and issues. Learn more about David Scoroposki's work, including his tarot, divination, and psychic consultations, at his website here.