Patreon

January Patreon Update

A long overdue check -in for my Patreon supporters can be found on my Patreon page here. (Because this video contains information that is not yet public knowledge, I have locked it for my patrons only. If you are a Patreon supporter at any level and don’t particularly like going to the Patreon site–for which I can’t really blame you–email me at lauriebethdawe@gmail.com and I will send you a direct link to the unlisted video on my YouTube channel.)

For everyone else, I am currently on hiatus from doing Tarot readings, which leaves me with more time and mental bandwidth to make videos, so there will be a public one for everyone coming within the next few days! In the meantime, I hope you all are doing well and holding it together as well as can be during what’s been a pretty stressful start to the new year. ❤

community · Etsy · Patreon

How is everybody?

(Cross-posted to my Patreon creator blog)

Just wanted to check in and see how everyone is doing. Here in Eugene, Oregon, a state of emergency has been declared and restaurants are open for take-out only. Due to hoarding, vital products such as bleach and toilet paper are generally unavailable; the stores have now set limits on what can be purchased, but it’s a little like closing the barn door after the horses are already gone, if you know what I mean.

The little sew & vac store where I work is still open for now with reduced hours but being there right now makes me very uncomfortable because people here are behaving in typical Eugenian fashion: not observing personal space bubbles at all (let alone the recommended six feet), touching everything (including handing you their credit card instead of putting it in the reader their own damn selves), leaning all over counters, and in general not taking this at all seriously.

So I’ve been self-quarantining since Tuesday, since I have a compromised immune system and, let’s face it, if there’s something out there to be gotten I’m very likely to get it. (I can only afford to do this because my wife is our family’s main bread-winner, so if you can’t afford to stay home believe me I feel for you. Jolene stocks shelves in a supermarket, by the way, so her job is horrendous right now; she’s been working six day weeks and in some cases 12 hour shifts. Be nice to your grocery store employees, people; they’re being driven into the ground right now, and if they stay home no one gets to buy anything.)

Anyway, in typical me-fashion, on Tuesday night I ran into our TV table and stubbed the pinky toe of my right foot HARD. By Wednesday morning, dark bruises had extended halfway up my foot and it became obvious that I’d broken something. (Edited to add: as of Thursday the bruising and swelling has reached my ankle.) So for the time being I can’t go out even if there was no pandemic crisis. Go me.

Our new Etsy shop is open, but I completely understand that buying stuff on Etsy may not be a priority right now and may not be a thing everyone is even comfortable doing. I did want to reassure you that we are taking this whole situation very seriously and anything ordered will be packaged and prepared for shipment  while wearing gloves and a mask. I’m not sick as far as I know, and thus far the official word seems to be that you are very unlikely to contract the virus through the mail in any case, but an over-abundance of caution never hurt anyone.

This whole situation has me revisiting ways I can potentially generate income from home, with the eventual goal of giving up my day job. As part of this goal, I will be adding Tarot readings to our new Etsy shop very soon!

Also, I am now offering readings, upon request, to all Patreon supporters who were donating at or above the $5 per month level as of March 1st. Because right now my Patreon creator account only charges supporters on the first of each month, if you increase your donation or become a new patron between now and April 1st, you will become eligible to request readings in April. 

However. After all my existing patrons have been charged for April, I will be switching my Patreon account over to a charge up front plan. What this means is that if you want the readings and you become a new supporter after April 1st, you will be charged immediately when you sign up, and then again on the 1st of May and the 1st of every new month thereafter. Doing it this way will enable me to offer readings to new subscribers right away, rather than making them wait until they’ve been charged on the 1st of the following month. If you are a current supporter and you have questions about this, let me know!

You can check out my new Patreon reward tiers here.

Meanwhile, I hope everyone is well and staying safe. If you’re reading this, leave a comment and let me know how things are going for you!

About me · administrative · Patreon

Patreon Tier Changes (plus new Into Video!)

Just a quick heads up to let you all know that, due to the fact that I now have a part-time job to help us be able to pay our bills and work towards getting out of debt, I have eliminated the $20/month tier. I just do not have time (nor can I afford) to send out occasional gifts in the mail anymore. In addition to working part time, I currently don’t have a working printer and have to go to the library to even get shipping labels printed for the occasional customer order that comes in. So this tier is just no longer feasible, and if that’s a deal breaker for you, I’ll understand.

To simplify things, there are now only three tiers:

$1 per month: my earnest thanks, plus early access to public blog posts and videos (I’ve noticed that many creators on Patreon give you zip, zilch, nada for just $1, but I wanted to offer at least something.)

$5 per month: the above, plus access to patron-only photos and videos (yes, I am going back to making videos!), shop coupons, and discounts.

$15 per month: the above, plus the option of a personal three card Tarot reading each month. (Please message me on Patreon by the 15th of each month if you would like to claim your reading for that month. You can also email your request to lauriebethdawe@gmail.com)

Obviously, if you want to pledge more than $15 per month you still can–and you will definitely have my family’s gratitude for your generosity if you do! But these are the tiers, because I need to keep them pretty basic for now.

 

Patreon

Quick Patreon Update

Glinda-Bubble-Wizard-OzTo all of my Patreon supporters: thank you so, much for your support throughout 2018; your help has literally helped keep a roof over our heads and food in our fridge, and for that all of us (me, Jo and the critters) send you boundless gratitude and love. Of course I hope  you’ll stick around in 2019, but whether or not you do, I hope this holiday season brings you all the joy your heart can hold.

Our final Lunar Letter, for the Cancer full moon, has been posted to my Patreon blog, along with (for $5 and up supporters) our DIY Tarot spread for this lunation. Our 2018 journey with the new and full moons is now complete, but don’t be sad; all of the Lunar Letters and spreads will remain on my Patreon blog for you to continue to use and enjoy.

Also, $20 and up patrons will be receiving your November and December physical gifts in one shipment the week after Christmas. I apologize that everything’s been running so late recently!

I will confess I found researching and writing 2-3 Lunar Letters per month somewhat overwhelming (and it definitely limited the time I had available for posting about other things), so for 2019 I am paring down and simplifying my Patreon offerings, and will most likely be making my Patreon blog into my primary home base for posts and videos. Some free content will still be shared there (as well as here on my WordPress blog), but I am looking to reward my patrons by giving them more of what drew them to offer me their support in the first place: first and often exclusive access to the kinds of glimpses into my path and my work that I’ve always written, posted and shared. (In the case of 2019, this will include notes and behind the scenes looks at what I’m involved in as I explore my Depth Year.) So if this sounds intriguing to you and you’d like to check out next year’s rewards, you can take a look right here.

More soon, but for now I’m wishing you all the very merriest Yule!

life · Patreon · wytch of the north shop

Shop & Life Update: Restocked Bags, NEW Fabric Bracelets, & Murderinos

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I’ve just finished restocking nine of my Tarot/rune drawstring bag designs, with more on the way soon–so if you’ve checked the shop recently and didn’t see what you were looking for, it may be there now! Plus, I will be adding some new styles of bags in the near future.

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Also, I’ve added a brand new product: super-comfy, lightweight fabric bracelet cuffs, embellished with hand embroidery! Trimmed with ribbon or lace, these fun little bracelets fasten with a simple, adjustable elastic and button, and will fit average sized wrists from 6.25 to 7.5 inches.

In case you’ve noticed my magical oils are missing from the shop…they are temporarily out of stock, while I wait for a new shipment of bottles to come in! They should be back in stock within the next week, I just didn’t want anyone placing an order I couldn’t fill right away.

What have I been up to lately? Well, thanks for asking! I honestly haven’t felt like I have much to contribute in the sphere of pagan discussion, so I’ve been quiet on that front. (But of course, I will continue to share on the blog as I have things to say.) I’ve been doing a lot of sewing, a fair number of Tarot readings (2019 Year Ahead Readings will be available in the shop by December, if you’ve been waiting for those, and you can even let me know if you’d prefer a more targeted focus on business, spiritual life, career, relationships, etc.), and a decent amount of embroidery. Meanwhile, I’ve taken to listening to podcasts while I work, especially My Favorite Murder (which is a new discovery to no one other than me). Apparently, I am addicted to stories of true crime, suddenly; who knew? Although it helps that the comedic mood of this particular podcast also makes it a lot of fun, and the banter reminds me a lot of how Jo and I sound when we’re just hanging out and chatting.

With the weather getting colder, I’m finding that I consistently want to nest, work on textile crafts, snuggle with Molly, and consume content way, way more than I actually want to write anything. Also, colder temps bring more fibro-related pain, so I’m perfectly happy being less “out there” than usual, and am having lots of thinky thoughts (not quite ready to share yet) about what direction I want to go with my creative and blogging endeavors going forward.

In TV watching news, I’m increasingly disappointed with series 11 of Doctor Who (it isn’t the new female lead, Jodie Whittaker, I object to, it’s the writing by Chris Chibnall and his staff, which is just not anywhere close to the Doctor Who standards I’ve come to expect). When Chibnall said this season would feel like an entirely different show, he wasn’t kidding–but not, in my opinion, in a good way. Despite all the hype and the fancy new cinematography, the show I fell in love with (which was New Who, to be fair) is pretty much gone, and I’m incredibly sad about that. Meanwhile though, I was utterly delighted with The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (on Netflix) and am so excited there’s going to be a Christmas special.  (Michelle Gomez, of Doctor Who fame, is amazing as a super-badass witch in this show, and you should definitely check it out if you haven’t already!)

In Patreon news, we’re almost at the end of the year, which means the end of my Lunar Notes–yay! Although I’m glad I’ve stuck with this ambitious endeavor, I’ll admit it’s been a struggle and there have been many times I’ve wanted to quit. Committing to producing this kind of content 2-3 times per month for a whole year definitely amounted to biting off more than I could (comfortably) chew, and–although I was tempted to launch into a whole new ambitious Thing for next year, on second thought I’m noping out of that. At some point in December, I will let everyone know what to expect from my Patreon in 2019–but in the meantime, I will be finishing out my year of lunar stuff, because I’m just hardcore that way.

And that’s all my news for now! Thanksgiving is next week, and I’m super-thankful for so many things in my life: my wife Jolene, Molly, the cats, my daughter (who is getting married next year), the little uptick in random sales the shop has enjoyed since I introduced sewn items, all of YOU for continuing to support me–whether that’s just by reading this blog, or whether it also extends to purchasing from the shop or pledging on Patreon, which helps pay our rent each month, thus giving me the gift of time to develop my sewing skills and grow my business–and so much more! Our household will be having a very casual and humble Thanksgiving (chicken, homemade cranberry sauce because it’s easy and so much better than canned, potatoes, stuffing made from sourdough bread–because it doesn’t contain wheat fructans, and thus my IBS can tolerate it–Franzia  box wine, some kind of dessert probably), which may even be delayed by a day or two depending on how our finances play out. What will you all be doing?

 

 

 

Patreon · Uncategorized

Patreon posts for the Scorpio new moon…

…are up on my Patreon blog!

If you’re a supporter at any level, you can access our Lunar Letter here, and our group energy reading here.

If you’re a $5 + per month supporter, you can also access our DIY Tarot spread here.

As always, thank you so much for your support! As many of you know, I am unable to hold down a “regular” job for health reasons, and make only a part time income from my Etsy shop. You help us pay our rent each month, and believe me we are more than grateful! Not a supporter yet? Check out the available rewards on my Patreon home page! (A whole new schedule of rewards is coming soon for 2019!)

Patreon · Uncategorized

Patreon Goodies for the Taurus Full Moon

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Happy full moon, everyone! If you’re currently a Patreon supporter at any level, you can find our Lunar Letter for the Taurus full moon here, and our one-card group energy reading here. If you’re a $5+ per month supporter, you can access a Tarot spread for this lunation (to perform for yourself at home, dealing with the themes of this lunation) here.

Not a supporter? If you’re interested, take a look at my Patreon page and see if you’d like to give it a go! All year long, we’ve been exploring the new and full moons as they travel through the Zodiac signs, with journaling and ritual prompts for each lunation. Since we’re almost at the end of the year (can you even believe it), at this point you can access a LOT of content on my Patreon blog for as little as $1 per month. (And there are some other pretty great rewards, too!)

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Patreon Rewards for October and the Libra New Moon

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If you’re a Patreon supporter at any level, you can access our Lunar Letter for the Libra New Moon here, and our one-card group energy reading here.

If you’re a $5 + supporter, our Tarot spread for this moon phase is available here.

If you’re a $15 + supporter, feel free to email me (lauriebethdawe at gmail dot com) your personal three-card reading request anytime between now and the end of the month! Please allow me about a week to complete your reading and get it back to you, though! (The shop has been a tiny bit busier than usual so far this month; this is a good thing!)

astrology · Patreon · Uncategorized

Patreon Rewards for the Aries Full Moon

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If you’re a Patreon supporter, you can now access your online rewards for the full moon in Aries via my Patreon blog.

The Lunar Letter for the full moon in Aries can be found here.

The group energy reading is here.

The Tarot spread (for you to work with on your own) is here.

Wishing a very joyous and blessed Mabon for all of my supporters, customers, and supporters!

Patreon · Uncategorized

New Moon in Virgo Goodies for my Patreon Supporters

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If you’re a Patreon supporter at the $1 per month level on up, you can find our Lunar Letter for the new moon in Virgo here. (I know I talked about making this a $5 reward instead, but you know what? The year is almost over and I’m just gonna leave it like it is.) You can also find our one-card energy reading for this lunar cycle here.

If you’re a supporter at the $5 and up level, you can find the new moon in Virgo Tarot spread for your personal use here.

If you’re a supporter at the $15 level, please feel free to email me your personal reading requests for September; you can send them to lauriebethdawe@gmail.com. I will try to get these done during the next coming week.

And lastly but not least, I fell behind on the August physical gift packages for the $20 + supporters, so if this is you, your gift for August went in the mail today! (And you’ll be receiving something for September as well in a couple of weeks.)

As always, thank you so much for your support; it means Jo and I can keep our rent paid, and that (needless to say) means the world to us and the critters! ❤

If you aren’t a current supporter we love you anyway, but if you’d like to consider becoming one you can find out more here.  (I’m plotting what rewards to offer for next year, and have a few pretty exciting ideas!) Besides helping to pay our rent, Patreon makes it possible for me to spend more time creating content for this blog, which is going to be one of my main objectives for this coming year.