On this page, you will read a few things as to how Juniper started on her practice, and bits and pieces of her life up until today. Through our blog, you will get to know her more as the time goes by. But for now, read on...
Born in Dec 1983, as a Moon Child... You know? Born on a Monday.
Juniper had a freestyle upbringing; with a lot of excellent music, and no bounds of religion. Her life was saturated in mythology, folklore & magic, superstitions, and was taught that everything (not just humans) have life and spirit - animals, plants, birds, insects, rocks, oceans, rivers, etc. and that her ancestors were important.
In her early childhood, she would make potions with her siblings, cousins, and friends... using botanicals, rocks, dirt, sand, wood chips, insects, spiders, and even things some people would consider repulsive. They would make potions to shut up their neighbours, or for protection from the bully kid at school, or for luck in dance or sports. Using Rocks tied to String, or Rings tied to Hair and used it for Yes or No answers. Sticks for Dowsing Water. And Using Playing Cards for Intuitive Games (guess the card/suit).
Age 10yrs (almost 11), Juniper told her parents she wanted to practice Wicca (like her older cousin), and her parents encouraged her spirituality and practice. At 11, she was the only kid she knew that had permission to have matches, lighters, candles, incense, etc. in her room. This upbringing has allowed Juniper to continue to thrive in her journey as a witch. They gifted her with Candles, Oils, Incense, Botanicals, Books, Altar Tools, WitchCraft magazine, The Tarot of the Witches, Psychic Spirit Board, etc.
We mentioned above that Juniper's childhood had a lot of excellent music... Music is important to her practice. For decades Juniper has been using music for energy shifting or raising. She also uses it for motivation, emotions, concentration, sleep, etc. And definitely in some of her spellwork. There are some songs with lyrics that she will use for certain types of spells. So, if you see music references, or you see her sharing a lot of music on her blog or social media, it is because music is life according to Juniper.
Juniper is yet to participate in big Witch/Pagan gatherings, camps, or festivals. However, she attended local Pagan/Witch meetups and made friendships with other witches & pagans along the way. Juniper was a part of a young adult/teen coven in the mid-90s, however, hasn't associated with any coven since Dec '98. Although, she has been a part of the pagan/witch communities one way or another.
2002 - 2006:
Juniper was a creator, moderator, and/or admin for a number of Pagan/Witchcraft MSN Groups, and Forums. Some AUS based, and others that were Global. And helped many pagans and witches via those outlets.
Completed a short Candle Making course, and started making Candles.
2009 - 2013:
Juniper has completed via Tafe, a few certificates and a diploma (in Business and Website Development)... and after 2yrs into her Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice degree via OUA, she quit, as it wasn't soul nourishing enough. While these have nothing to do with spirituality nor witchcraft, they do help Juniper with running a business.
2009 - now:
Participated in Facebook Pagan/Witchcraft groups and pages since 2009. Also participated and hosted FB auctions and showcases with other Pagan/Witchcraft businesses globally and locally. For these auctions and showcases, Juniper would make a product or item (as did all other businesses involved), and enter it into the showcase or auction. To be sold, or auctioned off for profit or for charities.
2013 - now:
Juniper has Home Educated her children for the last 5yrs. Being a parent is one of the most difficult and rewarding jobs ever! Being a home educating parent adds more difficulties, and rewards. While Juniper can't state that she is a professional 'teacher', she can tell you that for over 5yrs she has helped, supported, encouraged, guided her children and teaching them all The Victorian Curriculum ranging in levels 1 - 10, in accordance to each child’s learning styles. She has Designed, Planned, Resourced, Scheduled and Execute Curriculum, Social Outings, and Reporting their Studies for all Learning Areas of The Arts (dance, drama, media arts, music, visual arts, design, etc.) English, Health and Physical Education, The Humanities (Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business, Geography, History, etc.), Languages (Italian), Mathematics, Science, Technologies (Design and Technologies, Digital Technologies), etc.
Juniper designed The Australian Pagan Magazine's website (no longer in action). And between 2009-2015 she designed many more websites, and marketing materials for other small businesses around Australia, and internationally. The only business that was Pagan/Witchcraft related was The Australian Pagan Magazine (hence why the mentioning).
And below is the list of any courses Juniper is currently studying.
If you would like to learn more about Juniper, she will be writing in the blog on this website soon.