A Simple Mercury Retrograde Spell


As we get closer to the actual Mercury Retrograde this season the stars are energetically  charged with the potential for disaster if we fight the catharsis that they promise to bring into our lives.  Even astrological non-believers cringe at the thought of the chaos that a Mercury Retrograde can bring. Mercury, the planet of communication does not literally go backwards during this time, but its orbit does vary and consequently the aspects of every day life that are governed by the trickster planet go awry.

Mercury is your mental actions, communication, and rational energy. Mercury rules over your intellect, perception and reason, or good sense.

Mercury encompasses all avenues of communicating, reason, analysis, and aptitude. Mercury carries the Moons currents into communicative systems.

Mercury governs how we understand, the way we speak and the way we think. Mercury is also in charge of learning, searches, answers, descriptions and instruction.

Antique documents, books and aged things; correspondences, written words, and
declarations; new ideas and new things are all established in Mercury’s realm.

Mercury pushes us to discover, take heed, mull over and react.

Mercury regulates affairs import and export, trade, commercialism, and revenue.

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When Mercury changes its orbit it is obvious how this seeming “reversal” affects all astrological signs in varying degrees according to where and how much Mercury is placed in their astrological charts. For some the chaos feels like nothing more than the tap of a fly crashing into a windshield, but for others it feels like a full on collision with a freight train.  Every season I give advice on how to manage this difficult period. This time I am having difficulty meeting with a colleague who can’t seem to get her car out of the shop. And so, I concocted a simple spell to finally clear the way for us having a meeting that could and should benefit both of our careers.


  • A black taper candle
  • Lavender oil
  • A metal pie pan
  • A glass of water
  • Gold magnetic dust
  • Lavender Incense

Magickal Principles:

Even though this is a simple working all five elements are duly represented. Earth – gold magnetic dust,  Air – Lavender incense, Fire – the black candle , Water – the glass of water, Ether – in order to make this work successful you must BELIEVE that it will work.


This work is designed to “reverse” the negative effects of the Mercury Retrograde. What is turned upside down, will be made to magickally turn right side up.



  • Since it is traditional to do work in the an altar placed in the East, this time put your altar however small it is in the West.
  • Take the taper candle and turn it upside down and take off  enough wax from the bottom to create a wick.
  • Put a few drops of the Lavender oil on your finger and anoint the candle by rubbing the oil on the candle away from you instead of to you.
  • Sprinkle the gold magnetic sand on the candle very lightly so the candle is covered, but in a very light layer.
  • Light the original wick, turn the candle upside down and drip enough wax on the pan to secure the candle upright, with the original wick facing down and the new wick facing up. You are going to stick the candle into the pie pan by using the wax as a sort of “glue.”
  • Next you are going to put the glass of water on the makeshift altar next to the candle.
  • Then, put the lavender incense in an incense holder and light it next to the pie pan as well. The glass and the incense should be on either side of the pan with the candle in it.
  • Finally, light the candle and relax.

Charging the Candle:

Sit in front of the altar in a chair or on the floor. The important thing is to be comfortable and to have a clear view of the candle flame. Stare at the candle unblinking for a few seconds focusing on the flame. Close your eyes and then open them again and continue to stare at the candle for as long as you can without blinking. As you do this breathe deeply and exhale very gently. Do this until you feel like you are verging on a sleepy/relaxed/hypnotic state.

What is happening?

As you have gone through the process of preparing the candle, the incense and the altar; you have been giving your subconscious non-verbal messages. You have been telling it that you want to reverse the effects of the Mercury Retrograde with color, scent and the Five Elements. Essentially, you have been communicating with your subconscious and telling it without words but by actions combined with your senses what you want to create.


Why does this work?

Your subconscious mind is a very powerful source of what we call magick. It is not your conscious mind that creates magick … because your conscious mind doesn’t understand it. But … your subconscious mind intuitively understands, not necessarily by thought, but mainly through your senses. The scent of the lavender tells your subconscious that you are working with Mercury. Your sight tells you by recognizing the color black as something that you want to make go away that you are banishing and furthermore burning the candle upside down tells your subconscious mind that you want to reverse something. Your subconscious also recognizes fire as fuel or a power source and ultimately the act of putting the gold magnetic sand on the candle itself communicates to your subconscious a message that you want energy drawn to the candle itself … which is a non-verbal message to the universe

“I want to banish and reverse the effects of Mercury Retrograde.”

When you have that realization say it out loud as many times as you feel you need to to make that statement true.

Letting it work:

You can sit and meditate for as long as you want. Become secure in the your subconscious has heard your message and be confident that it will do what you ask it to do… because your subconscious is designed to work with energy, so trust it to do the job.

Safety Concerns:

Make sure that the candle is secure so that there is no danger of it tipping over and starting a fire. Likewise make sure that if you leave the candle unattended that you either blow it out when you cannot watch it, or you leave it someplace where it can do no harm should it accidentally tip over like a bathtub or a secure outside patio.

About Marie Bargas:

Los Angeles Celebrity Psychic Marie Bargas lives and works among the stars and celebrities.  She is a clairvoyant, medium and energy healer who incorporates tarot, pendulum divination,  chakra cleansing and balancing, sound healing, house cleansing, yoga and meditation into her work and her life as a mystic, yogini and spell crafter. Best known as a successful “bride maker,” Marie specializes in love, romance and finding true love. She began her career as an expert on “Entertainment Tonight,” made appearances on the Fine Living Network and was featured on the Love and Sex Report with Millionaire Matchmaker – Patti Stanger and most recently on NBC’s “EXTRA.” She is currently the Managing Editor of the ezine Entertainment  2morrow and the co-host of  The Darkworkers Live alongside pop culture guru, Tony Sokol.

She is currently doing live readings at The Crooked Path Apothecary in Burbank, CA

If you would like to book her for a private reading via Skype or on the phone please email: marieismagick@gmail.com


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Authentic Vodou Priestess Reviews Vodou Style Graphic T Shirts

According to Haitian lifestyle expert, Harold Courlander, a noted American novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist, “Properly used [the word ‘voodoo’] specifies the black magic, witchcraft, mojos, greegrees, love potions, hate potions, etc. that once existed (and possibly to some extent still do) in the American South among blacks and whites alike.” As Mambo Asogwe LaReina explained it to me, Vodou (also spelled Vodoun, Vodun, or Vodu) refers to a type of spirituality practiced today in Haiti, parts of the U.S and throughout the world. It is not a derogatory word, whereas, the word “voodoo” has been overused in the media and has negative connotations. Moving forward, I am now going to use “Vodou” in order to show respect for the practitioners and the spirits. Modern day Vodou Style combines traditional Vodou images connected with the worship of the spirits or loas with current fashion and artistry to celebrate a spirituality and a lifestyle in which the spirits, worship, music, dance and induced trances connect the ordinary human being to the divine. The resulting street style is vibrant, colorful, spiritual, sexy and not exclusive to Vodou devotees. It should be noted that now that vodou is an integral part of the HBO original series, “True Blood” there are increasing numbers of ordinary people who think that Vodou Style is cool. Meanwhile, the authentic Vodoun Community boasts a population of talented artists, designers and craftsmen who should be represented and respected.

In 2011 the award winning Studio City Tattoo sponsored a tattoo t-shirt contest in connection with Tattoo Magazine. Tattoo artists from all over the world submitted designs in the competition and the result was an amazing collection of graphic t-shirts that have become popular among tattoo aficionados worldwide.
Style Coven selected 4 shirts from this collection to be reviewed by Mambo Asogwe LaReina – Yvette Smith ,Vodou Priest, Artist,Seer, Reiki Master – Radio Show Host by Paranormal Investigator (Team Psychic); our resident Vodou Style Expert for the trend we have named “Vodou Gaga” – a street style sported by haute vodouns and voodou fans everywhere.
Here are Mambo Asogwe LaReina’s reviews for this week’s round-up of Vodou Gaga Glam and our own feedback in a girl-to-girl chat about style. We had so much fun that we are definitely going to do it again… and maybe next time she’ll have time to give me a reading!

Skull and Roses

Mambo: (Skull and Roses) “This design has the best Vodou vibe. It definitely has a “Baron” feel to it. The roses around the skull give homage to Baron’s wife Madam Brigit, Ashe! Love this one! Can I have it in an extra small so it’s real tight on me? 🙂 XXX 666 XXX.
Style Coven: “I knew you’d love this shirt! Clay, do we have an extra small left or have they all sold out? This design is sooooooo popular! Wait a minute,Yvette… I’m checking! You’ve got to send us a picture of you rocking this if we have one in stock. Seriously…”

4 Eyed Fortune Teller

Mambo: (Four-Eyed Fortune Teller) “Vodoulicious! I love this fortune teller with her all seeing eyes everywhere and the skull and snake like wrapping. This one I’d wear out in public with big o’ sunglasses and lots of bracelets!”
Style Coven: “My thoughts EXACTLY. I like your style. I have this one in a small and I’m thinking of blinging it out with Swarovski crystals to make it more magick. What do you think?”

Dead Girl

Mambo: (Dead Girl) “This reminds me of a sexy pin-up girl in the style of “Day of the Dead,” but it needs some text like “Dead Girls need love too” to make it pop. In terms of the “cool factor” ranging from 1-5 I’d give it a firm 3, but the style has potential.”
Style Coven: “I have this shirt and I’ve made it more style friendly by having it razored. I cut out the neck and slit up the back so I could tie if from behind and make it sexier. It’s one of my fave shirts to wear with skinny jeans. I guess I could write in the slogan in fabric paint pen if I really wanted to. Hmmmm…”


Mambo: (Unicorpse) “You know, I guess I am just not into unicorns… dead or alive. While I’m told that this was one of the most popular shirts, this design is the least “Vodou” cool in my opinion, because there are no unicorn symbols in traditional Vodou.”
Style Coven: “I had an assistant who literally begged for this shirt to wear to an event. Granted, she was NOT a Vodoun, but a cute little blonde who was into rock ‘n roll and Boho Chic and she just thought it was so pretty.”

Style Coven: Tell you what, your fans can purchase these shirts in men’s and women’s sizes along with the rest of the entire collection by clicking HERE.

Studio City Tattoo will mail them a guaranteed $5.00 dollar rebate after they email their confirmed order number with their mailing address along with the Code: MAMBO by clicking HERE.

About Studio City Tattoo: Winner of Citysearch best of Los Angeles 5 times in a row 2005-2010, winner of Fox LA’s best of LA . Studio City Tattoo has been tattooing stars in Hollywood for 20 years. Many of Hollywood’s top names have come through our doors, Pat Benatar, Miley & Billy Ray Cyrus, Will I am, Kirstie Alley, Cher, Tommy Lee, Slash and Lenny Kravits to mention a few. To go to their website please click HERE.

Mambo Asogwe LaReina

To find Mambo Asogwe LaReina – Yvette Smith ,Vodou Priest, Artist,Seer, Reiki Master – Radio Show Host by Paranormal Investigator (Team Psychic)

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Listen to Mambo LaReina every Tue at 11pm est on Tenacity Radio hosting the

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