Fulfillment and administrative updates, including current estimated shipping times
+ anything else noteworthy…
- Feb192021Kaitlin Coppock
It took almost 3 weeks, but as of 4:00 PM today 100% of orders from Empress’ launch week have shipped 🥳
We’re needing to spend some time recovering + tying up loose ends (support tickets, shipping anything absent or missent, tracking down lost packages, organizing and cleaning the warehouse, doing inventory, &c.), but will emerge beautifully restocked and fully operational on Friday the 26th. Shipping will begin immediately the following Monday 💋
Please note that severe weather conditions throughout the US are impacting the (already stressed) postal system.
Thank you to those who had to wait longer than usual to get their materia — your patience is appreciated, as is your patronage 🙏
- Feb022021Kaitlin Coppock
Thank you to everyone who attended the Empress’ coming out party yesterday 💝
We’re already out of most prepped stock and have at least 2 weeks worth of orders to pack, so the Shop will be shutting down again this Friday (February 5th) to focus on getting everyone’s offerings re-homed, followed by a big restock.
No hard date on when we’ll open again as of yet, but one will be announced as things come together. It shouldn’t be too long!
Off to answer support tickets and such… fulfillment begins tomorrow!
Love, appreciation, and gratitude to you, Dearests 🙏
(Feel free to join the waitlist to be notified of when things come back in stock, since those emails actually work now!)
- Jan142021Kaitlin Coppock
If there is no red banner on the image indicating that an item is truly spoken for, it will become available once again on February 1st.
Helper and I are hard at work bottling a new round of existing stock following December’s decimation of prepped stores, and also midwifing the long-anticipated Empress. She too will attend the grand re-opening 🌹
Thank you for hanging tight! More info on the closure can be found on the Cart page.
- Dec212020Kaitlin Coppock
Sphere + Sundry’s original model was an emanation of Saturn in Capricorn’s Cardinal Earth energy. The focus has been on constant material output and emphasized the processing of orders as quickly and routinely as possible.
With the Age of Air officially upon us, marked by Saturn’s movement into fixed Aquarius and its conjunction with Jupiter (in a decan to do with exile and on the Winter Solstice, no less), we are *today making a pivot toward sustainability.
The energy of liftoff is different than the energy of orbit.
In launching and helping to popularize these methods of working in the world — honed individually and collectively over more than a decade (perpetuated in the form of printed, digital, and spoken word, and later enchanted goods) — the landscape has been forever altered. It’s hard to remember what the broadly accepted intersection of astrology, magic, and materia 2.5 years ago and beyond even looked like… but to anyone who has joined the ecosystem since, it was far from this.
In its short existence (according to website analytics), Sphere + Sundry has moved tens of thousands of units of astrological magic into the world, making for hundreds of thousands of effective doses. From our kitchen. Created, bottled, labeled, and wrapped by hand. Shipped from the garage and then our own warehouse. Since July 11th, 2018.
Needless to say, I am deeply grateful… unbelievably blessed… a little surprised…
and incredibly exhausted.
Working in this way is no longer sustainable, and the world is also different now.
People don’t need to be shown that this is a valid approach, they have quickly moved into *doing it. And more magic coming into the world is a probably good thing.
For my part…
I need time to integrate these shifts, to lie fallow for a bit, and to begin work on what to contribute next.
But I cannot do it running Sphere + Sundry as a one-woman (+ invaluable sidekick!) sweatshop, perpetually confined to the order trenches.
From here on out, we will be closing the shop as needed to prepare for new launches
(as opposed to prepping them while juggling the day-to-day), to rebottle existing stock in batches
(rather than maintain it in a perpetual, revolving manner), and to take additional time for ongoing education, teaching, writing, and just generally… to be a functioning human being person… if I remember how…. if I ever was……
The hope is to continue bringing new series to the world every 1.5-3 months, more or less, and we have plenty of projects slated for 2021 and beyond.
Plainly speaking, these changes are necessary without their coming at the cost of a dysfunctional life and an early grave.
The mountaineering mania that has characterized this last Saturn in Capricorn transit (for me, personally) needs to take (several) seats, pick up its ladle, and take a good long dip into the star-streams from whence it came. As I fill and have more to offer, it shall be poured into glass vials and shipped the world over, and as I grow empty again, I shall return to the source. Fill, ladle, return to exile, repeat.
This new model may shift as we are able to onboard additional in-person help, but this may also be the case forever. Interviewing and training and management are their own additional jobs, and the time and energy is just not there at the moment. The commitment to quality and efficacy remains unwavering.
Functionally for clients, all this means there will be periods of time when new orders cannot be placed, and where I won’t be as accessible.
I will try to define these periods in advance, though they may also be somewhat spontaneous — in the case of illness or whatever unexpected thing have you. This schedule will be maintained in the client community as Events and detailed in posts to the Updates section of the website.
As of posting this announcement, the shop has gone dark (it re-opened on January 1st).
We will be open until Thursday, January 7th and then likely shut down again until the next series debut.
Thank you to our client community, friends, fans, and supporters for making all of this possible.
For understanding, and for insisting I take better care of myself than I even *know how* to do.
For allowing me to self-actualize and find my way under your supportive spotlight.
You are my medicine.
Please do not take this as abandonment… I shall keep mining the stars and returning to you with their luminous transmissions into the foreseeable future.
And I’ll bring courses and books and the other stuff you’ve been asking for. And some things you didn’t but will probably really enjoy.
I just need more space, more of the time.
Forever and always,
Kaitlin + Co.
- Dec142020Kaitlin Coppock
A high volume of orders came in at once following the 2020 Grab Bag launch 🎄🎁
Shipping began the next day (Friday) but was avoided Monday given the Solar Eclipse.
We’ll be back at it first thing Tuesday 12/15 + ship daily until getting completely caught up, likely by end of Wednesday or mid Thursday. As always, you’ll get an email + tracking when yours ships! 🙏
- Dec072020Kaitlin Coppock
The following is an update posted to the client community today…
The Empress will likely not grace us by Christmas, y’all. She’s living up to her name and taking her honey soaked time.
Apologies. This is 2020… and we don’t get to have nice things in 2020 🥴
Helper has been out sick and no supplemental aid has been available due to quarantine measures. He is feeling better and back as of today, but we haven’t even been able to start yet and these things are taking weeks to prep with only two people and load balancing the day-to-day.
Traffic to the website is 25k spiking around launches, so the stakes are too high to be caught under a spotlight with my ass out trying to rush things, and I am scared of pushing ourselves and risking getting sick (not just with Covid, but with anything — our immunities are not strong right now).
I know I don’t have to qualify myself to you at this point. You are all more supportive of me than I am to myself.
Thank you for being the collective Mother I never had 💖
Your kindness reparents me on the daily.
…Going to resist setting another date until we get closer to the finish line. We will be working on it as soon as we are able and it is a priority to deliver as soon as realistically possible.
I JUST WANT TO PLEASE YOU 🥺😫🤣 (laugh-cries-dies in Libra)
Though I do have to say, all this makes sense given how trash transiting Venus is at the moment.
HOWEVER, we have some other fun supplemental Christmas drops to make, and the Ritual Bathing Kits will also be restocked later today featuring a sexy new mystery blacksmith.
Apparently I get *around with blacksmiths 😘😆 WHO COULD BLAME A LASS…. or anyone with a pulse…
If you have an order on hold for Empress and would like it to ship now (or whenever), just let me know. She *will be the next release, probably no later than mid January at the latest, but I don’t want to make further projections I may not be able to keep, given the current operating conditions and ever-shifting territories.
Thank you, as ever, for your patience and understanding 🙏
You are the literal best, and it is an honor to serve a group of such incredible Spirits.