Harry Potter and his fellow wizards in London, England, purchase their magical items at Diagon Alley, a wizarding commercial district behind the Leaky Cauldron pub. Cincinnati does not have its own magical shopping district, but it does have businesses that sell mystic products such as crystals, tarot decks and magic books.
So, if you want to acquire metaphysical items, hop on your broom or get in your car, and head to one of these supernatural stores in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
Alchemy Aesthetics, Covington
525 Main St., Covington; alchemyaesthetics525.com.
Alchemy Aesthetics is a shop with three rooms offering magical and non-magical merchandise. Chris and Janelle Conley, a married couple, own and operate the business. Family members and local merchants produce many of the products they sell. Magical items include antiques, bones, candles, crystals, incense, jewelry, oils, oracle and tarot decks, pendulums, potions and sage.
Hours are Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Diamyn’s Crystal Bar – Pause Cincy, Corryville
2908 Short Vine St., Corryville; diamynscrystalbar.com.
Diamyn’s Crystal Bar sells candles, crystal sets, crystals, dried herbs, fresh juice, gifts, jewelry, kombucha, metaphysical products, palo santo, pendants, plants, raw stones, sage, tumbled stones, wire wraps and more. The establishment offers 60-minute healing and 60-minute reiki sessions. Both cost $90 for in-person and $60 for virtual sessions. They also offer 35-minute meditation and sound healing sessions, and 35-minute spiritual insight readings. Both cost $50.
“The mission of Diamyn’s Crystal Bar-Pause Cincy is a metaphysical shop that promotes mind, body and spirit wellness through healing crystals,” owner and spiritual empowerment coach Diamyn Rembert said. “We empower and encourage you to become more mindful of your energy and spiritual wellness.”
Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. They also have private events by appointment.
Enchanted Moments, Milford
128 Main St., Milford; enchantedmomentsshop.com.
Enchanted Moments is a store that sells books and supplies for spell work, crystals, divination tools, greeting cards, herbs, incense, jewelry, oils, seasonal decor, statuary for altars, soaps, stones and tarot and oracle cards. They have two readers, Ida and Michele, who do both tarot and mediumship readings. Spencer Stapp, son of the late Robin Stapp, owns the store. Sophia the cat lives at the store and might serve you.
Hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
Haines House of Cards, Norwood
2514 Leslie Ave., Norwood; haineshouseof.cards.
Haines House of Cards is a magic shop that sells books about magic and other topics, coin and money magic, DVDs, magazines, magic tricks, playing cards, silk magic, stage magic and more.
Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Heads Up Trading Co., Camp Washington
2701 Spring Grove Ave., Suite 1600, Camp Washington; headsuptc.com.
Heads Up Trading Co. is a store that offers custom-made talismans, eco-friendly resins, essential oils, incense, jewelry, natural crystals, organic healing herbs, semi-precious stones and more. They will soon offer aromatherapy, herbalism and reiki. The shop is also a lapidary, so they cut stones and make custom jewelry for some of their clients.
“Our mission is to help our customers understand the importance of their physical, mental and spiritual well-being. We are here to help you find your village and adopt the lifestyle changes needed to live a peaceful, happy and joy-filled life,” co-owner Shanecka Bedford said.
Hours are Monday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
Hierophany & Hedge, Covington
19 W. Pike St., Covington; hierophanyandhedge.com.
Hierophany & Hedge is a shop that sells cauldrons, crystals, candles, incense, eclipse reliquaries and other hermetic devices, magic books, Pharaonic tomb and other exotic reagents, talismans, wands and more. Augur and Coil, a married couple, own the store.
Hours vary. They are typically open on weekends and at least one weekday. Check out their website.
Pink Moon Path, Covington/Newport
Two locations: 621 Madison Ave., Covington; One Levee Way, Newport; pinkmoonpath.com.
Pink Moon Path is a store that sells accessories, candles, clothing, crystals, glass tumblers, jewelry, sage, spiritual and magic books, tarot decks and more. It is a family business owned by three generations of women.
“We also support local women artists by commissioning their items for sale in our stores,” co-owner Heather Vagedes said. They offer tarot readings starting at $25.
Hours at the Newport on the Levee location are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday from noon to 8 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. The Covington location has limited hours, see social media for more info.
Simply Magic, Blue Ash
10921 Reed Hartman Highway, Suite 104 I, Blue Ash; simplymagicbyashley.com.
Simply Magic is an establishment that offers a variety of healing sessions, workshops and a metaphysical shop. The offerings include chromotherapy, crystal therapy, cupping therapy, ear candling, emotional freedom techniques (EFT), neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), reiki, thought field therapy (TFT), vibrational sound therapy and yoga.
Hours are by appointment only.
The Mindful Nest, Northside
4116 Hamilton Ave., Northside; themindfulnest.net.
The Mindful Nest is a shop that offers books, crystals, essential oils, handmade crafts, herbs, incense, sage, tarot decks and more.
“We offer metaphysical and spiritual tools to support you on your journey,” owner Darci Gruenwald said. They offer tarot and astrology readings on Saturdays. Their Facebook page lists upcoming full moon circles, tarot school, sound baths and other events.
Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
10693 Reading Road, Evendale; yottaquest.com.
Yottaquest has been family-owned and operated since 2004. The shop offers arcane goods, such as board games, hobby supplies, toys, Wizkids and more. Their offerings range from a new set of shiny dice for $9.99 to a life-sized dragon’s head for $999.99.
Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.