We had the good fortune of connecting with V. Sadie Garza and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi V. Sadie, how did you come up with the idea for your business?
Im from South Texas and a family that had what you would call in Spanish a “Curandera” or a healer and Tarot reader as our matriarch. This definitely influenced my path as a spiritual worker, tarot reader as well as self proclaiming myself a “Bruja”. I was often derogatorily called Witch by people until one day I decided to take the word back and give it the meaning, power and respect it deserved. Brujas are and have been the healers of communities for centuries but only because of European views on the word witch do we see them as these ugly, haggard, evil woman. I wanted a safe space to practice as well as a safe space to share ideas, provide my services and share ideas and a safe space for other Brujas, Brujos and non traditional spiritualists.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Brujalogy is a spiritual store and space for brujas, brujos, Brujx and people who practice. We are dedicated to finding magick in the natural world and providing spiritual guidance and services. I specialize in Intuitive tarot and “Trabajos” or spiritual workings, custom fixed candles, oils and herb cleansings. Im excited to be providing fixed and spiritually charged candles and oils as well as candle alter services.

I’m proud that I have been able to grow this idea of an online store to actual manifestation and be running it alone. I’m proud of the reviews I get and my loyal customers. I think people think that only a certain type of person practices or seeks the help of a “bruja” but the truth is I have regular clients from as far as the UK.

I think there’s a misconception that tarot card reading and tarot is devil worship or evil. I know that’s what’s taught but I come from a family that is devout catholic. My great grandmother would read your cards, lay hands on you and heal you and tell you exactly what roots or tea or what to do to help you and all this while reading Bible verses, gripping her rosary and saying 9 Hail Marys. This is something that definitely is passed down in Latin/Hispanic/ Mexican family’s and especially in south Texas where I’m from.

I Consider myself a Bruja by blood although many don’t consider that to be anything special. My great grandmother was A tarot reader & curandera and my fathers side of woman also “practice”. I do believe ancestral energies and power is passed down linages and that coming from a linage of tarot readers and brujas will always give me strength in my work and my readings do I’m thankful and proud to wear this hat.

I want to also say that tarot gets a bad name from scammers, influencers, tik toc and the internet but there are genuine readers and spiritual workers out there.

A lesson I’ve learned is that not everyone will like What I do or agree with it but I think it’s part of me and it’s my calling so I have to answer.

About 5 years ago I got serious about allowing the world into my work and my practice and starting a business. It was a hard decision because I was struggling with acceptance from the people around me and if people would support me. I found out that wanting to cleanse your self of bad energy or wanting to attract money or love is universal and I had to stop living in fear and listen to my ancestors and gut telling me it was time.

I never read for a skeptic or anyone carrying super bad energy. I wouldn’t want to need a limpia myself!

I serve the Houston community and I offer in person, FaceTime or voice call tarot sessions. I also hope to one day have a store front botanica where people of Houston and surrounding can come shop and get cleansed and pick up a few blessed candles and more!

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Definitely Rothko Chapel and the Menil museum live the vibe out here. Great place for picnics, tarot sessions and people watching. Lunch at Vegos on westhiemer. Dinner & drinks at Hamburger Mary’s!

Definitely checking out Herbs and roots at the Granel Spice Market. Family brown owned & a absolute Gem in the city!

Might take her to check out Absolems Midtown Mojo also an absolute gem and in second ward which is close to where I grew up for some time in south east Houston.

Must go to the heights / Montrose to thrift and shop vintage! (Did I mention I also buy and sell vintage on eBay!?)

I actually never club any more unless we are hitting the strip club! So bestie let’s go! If she made me step out it’s definitely going to be to Culture or any other black/brown friendly gay club.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I became a mother 2 months after my 14th birthday so that one event forever changed my life and my life path. I chose motherhood over childhood against the advice of everyone in my life so if anyone in my life needs recognition its my mother and daughter. My mother (who’s now crossed over) is now the strongest ancestor, who still lights my path in spirit. My daughter Miranda is now a college graduate. She reminds me everyday that you CAN break generational cycles and prove everyone wrong so don’t be afraid to!

Website: www.Etsy.com/shop/brujalogy

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