Saturday, September 30, 2017

Nova Luna Box Review: September

Nova Luna Box Review: September

My final box of my Nova Luna subscription arrived a couple weeks ago with lots of awesome goodies tucked inside. Upon opening the box, the first thing I noticed was the information sheet explaining the New Moon in Virgo. Unfortunately this one was not printed on nice card stock like last month's. However, it contained all the same useful information, including a breakdown of the price, a bit about the crystals in the box, and a mantra for the New Moon. Under this card was a second one explaining the ritual for the New Moon. This gave some great advice on how to use many of the tools in the box, which is great for novice and advanced witches alike.

Nova Luna Box Review: September

Nova Luna Box Review: SeptemberNova Luna Box Review: September
Nova Luna Box Review: September

Nova Luna Box Review: September

Under the cards were a variety of items. The first one I removed was a celestial box inlaid with brass. Inside was a lovely celestial bell. I like box as a safe place to store the bell, although it will fit a variety of small items. This box would be great for carrying small ritual items to work, school, or vacation. The bell is small, but produces a beautiful, loud ring, great for clearing spaces and signaling the beginning and end of a ritual.

Nova Luna Box Review: September
Nova Luna Box Review: September
Nova Luna Box Review: September

Next was the monthly New Moon candle. This one smells of oakmoss and sandalwood with slight undertones of tonka, violet, sage, and rosemary. Embedded in the candle is aventurine and clear quartz. When burned, the candle smells similar to eucalyptus and is very relaxing. I burned this candle during my New Moon ritual which honestly took place entirely in the bathtub. Lazy, I know, but can you blame me for not wanting to get out of a warm bath?

Nova Luna Box Review: September

Nova Luna Box Review: September

Finally I opened up the crystals: a lapis lazuli and an amazonite orgone pyramid. The lapis lazuli is stunning. I have been looking at purchasing some, but was excited when it arrived in my Nova Luna box. Lapis lazuli is great for boosting confidence, something I have needed in wake of my divorce. The amazonite orgone pyramid is engraved with the elements on each side. I really like this feature as it allows it to be used for a variety of purposes, not just directing energy. Amazonite is associated with intuition and intellect, while the orgone portion is said to be able to remove stagnant and negative energy. I used the pyramid during my ritual to hedge ride to increase my intuition during soul retrieval and to rid myself of old wounds.

Nova Luna Box Review: September

Overall this was a useful box with some great tools to celebrate the New Moon. Based on the listed prices, I received just over the value of the box. The fact that I was able to use all of the items the night of the New Moon was fantastic.

Nova Luna Box Review: September

Nova Luna Box Review: September

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Since it has been three months, I would like to give you a complete break down of my overall thoughts on this box.

Pros:

  • The box is consistent. It always comes with and information card containing a breakdown of the cost of each item, a monthly candle, a crystal, and 2-3 other ritual items.
  • The item quality is great. Every item is worth more than I paid.
  • The information card is informative, but incomplete. It explains how much each item costs an usually how to use the items in your monthly ritual.
  • This box is available! There is no waiting list!

Cons:

  • The information card is incomplete. Unfortunately there is no mention of where the items came from. In fact, every single time I had to do the research myself. I don't like not knowing where the items came from and what businesses I am supporting.
  • The box is pricey. At $38 a box, this is one of the most expensive boxes I have purchased. While I have enjoyed each box, I have received more items for less in other past subscription boxes. For many, $38 a month is out of the budget. I know it is for me!
  • There is a lot of packaging and it is not eco-friendly. The paper and cardboard box can be recycled, but the bubble wrap is not.
OVERALL: 4 out of 5 stars 

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2 comments:

  1. i enjoyed and appreciate your insights into the subscription box service. i am new to the craft and just finding my waay. i was wondering what you thought of a new witch useing a sub service. i thought it would be a good way to start my collection of crystals and other things. if you approve what box would be best. i, also havelimited finaical( i know i spelled that wrong) means. thx angela email me at angelaknowsbest@hotmail.com

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    1. I think a subscription box would be the perfect way to grow your collection! I'll shoot you an email!

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