What's new in Opal Moon...where we've been, what we've seen...and some general musings!

~ 2018 ~

Plaques   Opal Moon Shelves   Bits and Pieces

May 19th - Lots of cleansing and rearraging going on in Opal Moon this week - loving the sun and the New Moon energy! 

Fair Trade Singing Bowls   Fair Trade Incense

May !2th - Celebrating World Fair Trade day by featuring some of the wonderful fair trade products that we're lucky to have here in Opal Moon. These beautiful things are created by craftspeople from India, Bali, Nepal - and are all bought through suppliers who ensure a fair wage and good working conditions....good energy flowing in both directions.

Suncatchers  Fair Trade Goodies  Dreamcatchers  

May 5thBasking in the warm glow of these beautiful new Baltic Amber pieces today, despite the grey dampness outside! Amber has long been reknowned for its lovely, nurturing, healing properties, and being a tree resin it helps us connect to the Earth.

Amber Jewellery   Amber Jewellery

 April 26th - Feeling honoured to add the insightful and inspiring "Golden Book of Wisdom" by Fotoula Adrimi to our shelves. Many of you in Glasgow and beyond will know Fotoula and the wonderful work that she does with such wisdom and compassion. It's exciting to see this wisdom now being shared in print! With cover design by lovely Opal Moon lady Eryn.

Golden Book of Wisdom  Findhorn Flower Essences 

 April 13th - We are delighted to be adding Findhorn Essentials and Sacred Sprays to our range. These have been created with the utmost care and love at the Findhorn Foundation, using beautiful, natural ingredients. The essentials range can be used therapeutically to support work on specific issues, while the Sacred Sprays can help to space clear and bring positive energy to your surroundings.

 Smudging Kit

March 25th - Just put the finishing touches to our new Smudging Kit! Perfect for an energetic spring clean, it has all you need to get you started - two types of sage, palo santo wood, a lovely abalone shell and feather, and comes complete with instructions. You'll find it on the "Sage & Smudge Sticks" page if you want to buy one. It's been a pleasure to create! 

Crystal Angels Oracle  Dream Weaver Card  Sacred Traveler Oracle  Diana of the Moon Card

March 23rd - There have been lots of new Angel, Oracle and Tarot Cards, as well as Greetings Cards, listed here on our website over the past couple of days. Likewise, the shop is well stocked up on these items, amongst everything else!...

Hayley Painting  Sleeping Fox  Daffodils

March 18thLoving our Springtime pixie-themed window - it brightens up the dullest of days! Thanks to Hayley for another wonderful creation.

Candle Display  Candles

 March 3rd - Nothing beats snuggling up in cozy candlelight, especially in this weather! Fortunately our candle delivery came just before the snow, so we have a plentiful supply!

Snowy Street   Opal Moon in the Snow

March 1st - Our wee shop managed to be open for some of the day today, despite all of the weather chaos, which is more than can be said of yesterday! Hoping that things will be back to normal soon, as I'm sure you all are, stay safe...

Spring Display  Spring Display  Spring Flowers

February 22ndEnjoying the fresh spring energy in Opal Moon - time for a bit of a clear out and cleanse!

Valentines Display 

February 9th - Bringing you a little collection of LOVE-ly things...Valentine's Day is just around the corner! 

 Moldavite Jewellery  Moldavite Pieces

 January 29th - Moldavite...a magical combination of heaven & earth, this meteoric glass forms when a tektite hits the earth, creating something unique and powerful. Moldavite's energy is all about positive transformation, and it certainly "speaks" to you when you're ready to work with it. We have some amazing new pieces in our cabinet right now, as well as some very special jewellery...just if you feel that moldavite "pull"...!

White Sage Smudge Stick  Desert Sage Smudge Sticks  Palo Santo Wood 

January 17th - Heaps of lovely, wild-harvested, sustainably sourced sage and palo santo wood just arrived...perfect for a New Year cleanse. Burning sage and palo santo helps to release stagnant, negative energy in your home, bringing in fresh and bright vibes! It can also be used to cleanse crystals, tarot cards, pendulums, jewellery...infact anything that feels like an energetic boost. Start your smudging session by giving yourself a little wash down with the smoke, then work your way out!

Through the Window 

January 14th - Just getting back into the swing of things after our busy December, lots of re-stocking to be done as always. We'd like to say a huge thank you to all our customers for a fantastic 2017, it really has been a great year!

~ 2017 ~

December 21st - Wishing you peace and joy this Winter Solstice, as well as a very Merry Christmas ~ hope your festivities are filled with happiness and you find something magical under your tree!

 Christmas Tree  Robin in the Window  Christmas Decorations

December 12th - We're having an impromptu fundraiser for Simon Community Scotland - enter our raffle for the chance to win this lovely collection of Opal Moon goodies, worth £50! Plus, two runner up prizes of £10 Opal Moon gift vouchers. Tickets cost £1 per strip, available to buy here in the shop. Winning tickets will be drawn on Thursday 21st December, on the Winter Solstice.

 Raffle Prize

 December 9th - It's all happening in Opal Moon now, we're crammed with beautiful things to help you purchase gifts that little bit different for friends and family. There's no way for us to list or show a fraction of what's in stock, so you'll just need to come in!

 Opal Moon  Opal Moon

November 28th - New to us is a nice range of shoulder bags, purses and trinket boxes, with artwork from such favourites as Lisa Parker and Anne Stokes.

 Solstice Hare Bag  Awaken Your Magic Trinket Box  Cat & Fairy Purse

November 26th - Have spent the last few days filling every available space in our wee shop with gorgeous things. Here's a little peek inside our jewellery cabinet...

   Jewellery Cabinet Display  Jewellery Cabinet Display

November 23rd - Say hello to our new green friends: All Seeing Oak, Berry Beard, Mabon Wisdom and Oak King, all up on our shop wall, ready to take home now! Check our "Goddesses & Green Men" page for more details.

 All Seeing Oak Green Man  Berry Beard Green Man  Mabon Wisdom Green Man  Oak King Green Man

November 14th - Loving our beautiful new range from Miss Haversham's Attic...hand-embellished cards, painted Friendship Feather, and divinely scented Prayer Balm Candle...also, our festive card range is now on the shelves, and bigger than ever! Featuring some of our favourite UK artists, including Painting Dreams and Stonemaiden Art.

 Miss Haversham Display   Yule Cards

November 2nd - Loving the beautiful autumn light shining in to Opal Moon today, lighting up our new blown glass spheres & hearts - a feast for the eyes!

Glass Spheres and Heart   Rainbow Glass Sphere

October 23rd - Had a lovely time at the 9th Annual Glasgow Reiki Gathering in Trades Hall...always a special event to be part of, the Gathering is a great opportunity to connect with other reiki-inspired souls. It was good to meet up with friends old and new, and our stall was really busy throughout the day - thanks to all who came along and supported us and this special event. 

Reiki Gathering 2017   Reiki Gathering 2017

October 5th - We're so lucky to have our own in-store artist! Here is Hayley adding some autumnal woodland cheer to our window. You can see more of Hayley's beautiful work in Opal Moon or by visiting her Facebook page.

Fox in Window   Hayley and Hedgehog   Hedgehog in Window

October 3rd - A big selection of salt lamps and tea light holders have just arrived, including lots of new shapes - pyramids, obelisks, cubes, spheres and eggs, as well as unpolished, natural pieces. Salt lamps and tea light holders are reknowned for their properties as natural ionisers or air purifiers...they are also thought to alleviate allergies, headaches and stress. They look beautiful and add a warm glow to any room.

Salt Lamps 

September 28th - Lots of amazing crystals winging their way into Opal Moon as we speak - check in with our crystal shelves regularly for further developments!

Malachite Egg   Aura Cluster   Labradorite Slice   Fluorite Heart

September 23rd - Some beautiful new wands now in stock - all handmade by our favourite makers of magical wares, Gemini Aspect.

Wands 

September 12th - 2018 Calenders & Diaries are here! I can't believe it's this time of the year already! We have some old favourites, like Earth Pathways diary, Witches Calender & Datebook, and We'Moon ...plus some lovely new additions for this year too.

Zen Cat Calendar 2018  Llewellyns Witches Datebook 2018  Celestial Journeys Mini Calendar 2018  Earth Pathways Diary 2018

 September 5th - Just taken delivery of some beautiful new things from Nepal and Tibet ~ all peaceful, all fair trade...Buddha and Ganesh statues, singing bowls, Mala beads, Tingsha cymbals and more...

Nepal & Tibet Display   Buddha Statues   Singing Bowls, Cymbals, Beads

August 16th -  Just a little peek inside our fairy cabinet at the moment...

Fairy Cabinet 

August 10th - So many gorgeous things flowing our way at the moment...these original wood-burnt wonders are from the mega-talented Sally at Salix Pyrography.

Salix Display   Fox and Hare Prints  Fox Hanging  Salix Display

August 3rd - A large influx of Dragons has descended upon Opal Moon, far more than we have listed on our "Magical Animals" page. Creatures such as Aqurion, Azuron, dragons Gyre, Elix, Mothers Lair, Nest Guardians, New Beginnings, New Life, Oberon, Protectors of the Keep and Purple Reign, to name but a few...

Dragon Display

July 20th - We are so excited to show you some lovely new creations now in stock, thanks to Vicky at Artstrings. These beautiful wall hangings and mandalas are all created by hand - painted, stitched, and using handrolled beads & recycled materials.

 Artstrings Mandala  Artstrings Mandalas  Artstrings Wall Hanging  Artstrings Mandalas

July 14th - After much thought and rumination, we have decided to incorporate the "Stock Just Added" page into the "News" page, and try to make it a more bloggy, up-to-the-minute type thing. We'll see how it goes... also, we're slowly re-jigging the online shop pages, making little improvements as we go along, hope you agree!

 Blossom

May - July - This time of year always puts a smile on our faces - the days are brighter, the nights are longer, and pink blossom flies on the breeze! On May 1st we celebrate the Celtic Fire Festival of Beltane. Beltane is a festival which celebrates fertility, as all around us nature bursts with life. Hope that you feel happy, energetic and creative in all aspects of your life!

 Bee Window Painting  Opal Moon Through the Window

In Opal Moon we especially love this time of year as the sun comes round to our side of the street earlier in the day, and lights our window up to show off all the beautiful treasures we have displayed there. Our rainbow crystals love the sun and send rays of coloured light all around our wee shop - a lovely sight! We now have a collection of beautiful Tree of Life and Birthstone Hanging Globes, also in the window, stocked in Opal Moon for the first time.

Tree Of Life Globe   Tree of Life Globe

We're busy as ever, and bringing lots of lovely new things in to fill our shelves. We're also delighted to say that we have tickets now available for sale for the 9th Glasgow Reiki Gathering, which takes place this year on Sunday 22nd October at Glasgow's Trades Hall. Tickets are on sale at the Early Bird price of £45 until the end of July, so if you'd like to be part of this beautiful event, please do buy your ticket in advance. (Payment if buying from us is by cash or cheque only, thank you).

 Reiki Gathering

 March/April - It's starting to feel a lot like spring, with lighter nights and spring flowers bursting into life! Here in Opal Moon we've been embracing the springtime energy with some clearing and cleaning...finding a few little hidden treasures along the way! It always feels good to freshen things up at this time of the year, as we begin to come out of "hibernation" after the darkness of winter. Our smudge sticks are especially popular at this time of year...smudging is a great way to freshen up the energy in your home and clear away any negative energy that may be lurking. Visit our Smudging info page to find out more!

    Smudge Sticks  Bluebells

The beginning of this month sees us celebrating Fair Trade Fortnight, which runs from 27th February until the 12th March. We're fortunate to have some wonderful, ethical Fair Trade suppliers, allowing us to bring you beautiful gifts from all over the world, natural and amazing incenses, and peaceful products from Nepal such as our hand-beaten singing bowls, meditation cushions and candles. Please come and chat to us about our fair trade products  - it's always a pleasure to share the thought, care and positive stories behind them.

Buddha  Singing Bowls  Chakra Candles

Of course March brings us Mother's Day on Sunday 26th! We have so many gorgeous and meaningful gifts in stock at the moment, perfect for mums of all ages - we hope you feel inspired and find something to show your appreciation of your mum! And once again, salt lamps are back in stock! They sold out quickly in January, but this time we've made sure that we'll be well-stocked for the foreseeable future.

Valentines Display 

January/February - Happy Valentines Day! Lots of treats available, such as scented candles, bath salts, crystal hearts and plenty more, as well as a nice selection of romantic cards.

 Green Obsidian Palmstone  Rhyolite Palmstone  Rhodonite Palmstone  Honey Calcite Palmstone  Fluorite Palmstone  Petrified Wood Palmstone

  Take a peek at our new palmstones page, plenty to peruse and ponder upon! Also new, in the shop - a lovely range of fairy houses and accompanying ornaments, by Fiddlehead, as well as a new range of cards from Celtic Mystery.

 January Landscape

Wishing all of our customers a very happy new year! Thanks to everyone for making 2016 a very special 25th anniversary year for us. As we move gently into 2017, we're making plans for the coming months and year, sourcing some exciting new stock, and topping up on all of our lovely products to make sure you have lots to choose from when you visit us at Opal Moon.

~ 2016 ~

 Inside Opal Moon  Christmas Tree In Window

November/December - a very busy time for us as we prepare in earnest for the Festive Season! We're busy filling our shelves with all manner of beautiful and meaningful gifts, as well as a lovely selection of Yuletide and Solstice cards by some of our favourite UK artists. Our calenders and diaries for 2017 are all in stock and selling fast, so make sure you don't miss out on your favourite!

 Fireside Foxes Card  Starry Badger Hug Card  Yule Card  Ivy green Woman Card

September/October - Had a lovely time at the 8th Annual Glasgow Reiki Gathering. It's always such an honour to be part of this very special event, and have the chance to connect and reconnect with so many beautiful souls. Thank you to all who came along to visit our Opal Moon stall, and to the wonderful Lorna Mclean for bringing us all together again for such a divine experience.

 Reiki Gathering 2016  Reiki Gathering 2016

We're delighted to introduce our beautiful Opal Moon Candles, now for sale in the shop as well as here on our website. We launched these lovely candles at our 25th Birthday Celebration, where they were very well received. Specially made for us by Peter at TouchFire Candles, they capture the essence of Opal Moon, with beautiful colours and essential oil scents, inspired by our surroundings and things of importance and pleasure to us. We hope you enjoy these candles as much as we do.

 Opal Moon Birthday Candle

September is always an industrious time for us in Opal Moon as we enter our busiest time of the year! Our selection of 2017 calendars and diaries are now making their way on to our shelves, and we are introducing many new gift ideas and beautiful things to the shop. We hope you'll find some inspiration as the Festive season glimmers at us around the corner...

Fairy Houses Calendar 2017   Witches Datebook 2017   Amanda Clark Calendar 2017

However, despite our preparations for the end of the year, we do like to keep our focus on the present moment, and enjoy the many blessings of the current season. The Autumn Equinox on 21st/22nd September sees us celebrating the end of the harvest season. The Equinoxes are a time of balance, with day and night lasting for equal lengths. A time of reflection, the Autumn Equinox reminds us to maintain the balance in our lives, as all around us nature begins to slowly draw energy inwards in preparation for darker nights, colder weather and the opportunity to rest, restore and rejuvinate. I hope you have the opportunity to enjoy some peaceful restorative time during these golden autumn months! 

 Moon Balloon!  Twenty Five Years Old  Joan and Balloons

July/August - Our 25th Birthday Party at the end of August was a big success! It's hard to believe we're reached this ripe old age already ~ the year's have flown by! We had a lovely time at our party, and were really touched by all the friends and customers who came to wish us well. We were showered with cards, flowers and gifts, kind words and fantastic energy! Thank you so much to everyone who came along, and for all the good wishes we received on our facebook page too, it is hugely appreciated.  

 Opal Moon - Newly Painted!   Hearts in Opal Moon

As we're in our 25th year, we decided to give Opal Moon's extererior a bit of TLC, so we've had our shopfront painted! We're delighted with the result...we've gone for a richer, deeper purple this time (we're still purple, of course!)

Queen Margaret Drive Street Festival  Band In Queen Margaret Drive

June - We begin this month with a bang, as our street hosts it's annual Summer Street Festival! This one is bigger than ever, with a street ceilidh, two stages with live music, lots of kids entertainment, plus our usual selection of stalls, food and drink! Our festival takes place on Sunday 5th June from 12 to 5.30pm. We hope you can join us for the festivities! Please note that our section Of Queen Margaret Drive will be closed to traffic during the festival.

Unknown Beast At Festival  Opal Moon & Balloons  Street Festival    

The following Sunday, the 12th, sees our busy street hosting The Big Lunch. This is a community event, with the focus on getting to know about things happening in the neighbourhood, and hopefully make a few new connections and friends along the way! With live music, kids activities and community awareness stalls...come along with food to share, and enjoy!

Big Lunch  Elemental Space Clearing Workshop

June is a busy month! On Sunday 19th you'll find us at Lorna McLean's Elemental Space Clearing Workshop, where we'll have a stall packed with space clearing tools ~ smudge sticks, tingsha cymbals, bells, bowls and more. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about clearing the energy in your home or workspace and making it feel divine! The workshop takes place at the Theosophical Society in Glasgow, from 10.30am to 15.30pm and costs £50. For more info or to book a space, contact Lorna.

In The Shop  

May - Happy Beltane! The beginning of this month sees all sorts of May Day celebrations. Beltane is a fire festival, celebrating the adundance of fertility in nature at this time of year. It's a beautiful time, with blossom showering us like confetti, and everything growing and flowering. In Opal Moon the warmer weather means we can open our door and send good energy and aromas out into the street, which always makes us happy!

Blue Tit in the Window   Salt Lamps and Tea Lights 

Our second Facebook Competition took place this month, in celebration of our 25th birthday! Once again we were delighted with the response and lovely comments left on our page. This time our prize was a beautiful Himalayan Salt Lamp won by Rebecca Wilson.

Reiki Gathering   Reiki Gathering

March/April - We are pleased to tell you that we now have tickets for sale for the 8th Annual Glasgow Reikii Gathering here in Glasgow. This event is one we're always very excited about ~ a gathering for all attuned to reiki, as well as those interested in learning more; a day filled with meditation, talks, music, dance and connection with like-minded souls. Tickets are for sale at the Early Bird price of £40 until the end of July, and £50 thereafter.           

Daffodils In Window     Hare In Window

On March 20th/21st we celebrate the Spring Equinox ~ when both day and night are of equal length. This is a time of balance both internally and externally, and a sign that springtime is most definitely here!

This month also brings us Mothers Day on Sunday the 6th. We've already sold lots of "Mothers Day cards with a difference"! And we have beautiful and meaningful gifts to suit every budget ~ we know LOTS of mums who love Opal Moon!

           Natural Scents & Oils   Heart Stones Chakra Set   Labradorite Display

February - With the celebration of Imbolc/Candlemass at the start of this month, we tentatively welcome the first signs of spring. Look out for snowdrops and other early spring flowers popping up through the still frosty soil, and lighter mornings and evenings. Imbolc is sacred to the Brigid ~ Goddess of creativity and inspiration, healing, arts & crafts, and childbirth. Burn yellow and green candles, warming incenses like cinnamon and frankincense, and enjoy the light returning.

Spring Equinox Card   Valentines Display

Of course February also brings us Valentine's Day on the 14th ~ an opportunity to express our affection and love for dear ones. In Opal Moon we have many gorgeous gift ideas for Valentine's Day, as well as a lovely collection of special cards.

We kicked off our big birthday celebrations this month with our first ever Facebook competition! We had a fantastic response, and we were very touched to hear of people's memories of Opal Moon's first location, in DeCourcy's Arcade. Our winner, Sharon Boyce, collected her prize of a lovely Native American opal heart pendant. Look out for more competitions to follow on our Facebook page!

Bookshelves

January 2016 - A Happy New Year and a big thank you to you all for making 2015 a great year for us, all the best for 2016! January is always an exciting month for us, as we commence plans for the year ahead, thinking about changes we'd like to make, and new stock we'd like to introduce (space permitting!). We've made a start with building some lovely new bookcases, giving us more room for our books, tarot & oracle cards and other bits and pieces.

And since this is our 25th YEAR (can you believe it?!) we have a few extra special surprises up our magical sleeves! Keep in touch with us and don't miss out on our celebrations! Also, click here for an updated history of the shop.

 Hangings Display   Flower Hangings

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Thanks for visiting our News page, and we hope to see you soon!

Joan & All at Opal Moon  xx

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