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Every Day Is Sacred: The Opiconsivia

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Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance. Epicurus (341-271 BCE) Every Day is Sacred: August 25 Today is the celebration of the Opiconsivia, honoring the Roman Goddess of abundance, Ops (also known as Opis). Already considered an ancient deity by the Romans, She is the consort of the God, Saturn and Continue Reading

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This Lughnasadh, Let Us Not Be Deaf to the Tick of the Leaves

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I adore this poem for the days of Lughnasadh, and so I am encoring my posting of it from years past. With it, I send you blessings of faith, and abundant, miraculous harvests; and most of all, the grace to know them. Love and thanksgiving. Little Summer Poem Touching the Subject of Faith by Mary Continue Reading

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Tarot Card for June 29-July 5, 2015: The Full Moon Welcomes The Empress

To know you have enough is to be rich. ~ Lao-Tzu, Tao Te Ching What a delight and a blessing, as The Empress visits in the week that features the potent combination of the Sun in the sign of mothering, nurturing Cancer, and the Full Moon in the prosperity-manifesting, abundance-loving Capricorn. Welcoming Beauty and Fertile Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week, June 8-14, 2015: Last Week the King; This Week the Queen

Money is the blood of the planet. Heal the money and we can heal the world. ~ Barbara Wilder, Money is Love In gratitude for the life of Bonnie Cohen (Nov. 6, 1951- June 4, 2015) What an interesting development. Right after last week’s King of Pentacles, here comes the Queen! The Pentacles, of course, Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Spring Harvests

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Congratulations to Dancing Moon Books

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. ~ Haruki Murakami It’s a big deal when an independent bookstore survives these days. And when it is a niche bookstore, focused on all things esoteric and metaphysical, smack in the heart of the Bible Continue Reading

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Thanksgiving Grace

Praise Her from whom all blessings flow. Fruits of Her harvest to bestow. Sustain us as we change and grow. Praise Mother Earth our ancient home. Blessed be.   ~ a Pagan Grace, author unknown Happy Thanksgiving! As Caitlin Matthews points out in her beautiful and essential The Celtic Spirit: Daily Meditations for the Turning Continue Reading

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Encore Post: Juno, Queen of Many Names and Virtues

I originally published this back in 2012, in my Goddess Sundays series. Since today is June 1, it felt right to encore this celebration of mighty Juno, Queen of Many Names and Virtues. Blessings to all! ~ Beth Hail Juno, for whom this month is named! Our story begins, not with Juno, but with the Continue Reading

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Last Chance!

Cooking classes at the famed Southern Season Cooking School. Books autographed by their authors.  An hour-long, private Tarot reading with me. Hand-carved Native American style flutes.  A basket full of Burt’s Bees products.  Guided birding walks.  Farm-to-feet cozy socks. Original watercolors. An ocean-front week at Nags Head.  Artisan necklaces and dazzling earrings. Half-day river cruise Continue Reading

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Celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi Today

Today is Ganesh Chaturthi, the festival that celebrates the birthday of the great Hindu God, Ganesh.  Also known as Ganapati and Ganesha, He is the son of Shiva and Parvati. He is the Lord of success, destroyer of evils and remover of obstacles. He is also worshiped as the God of education, knowledge, wisdom and Continue Reading

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Blessings of Lughnasadh!

Lammas Bread Blessing Bless the earth that grows the grain, Bless the water that gives us rain, Bless the wind that helps seed spread, Bless the fire that bakes our bread. – Words by Diane Baker, music by Anne Hill, Serpentine Music Now the Wheel of the Year turns once more, and the season of Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday – All Our Stuff

 

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Today I Give Thanks for YOU!

Today, I give thanks for YOU!  To each and every one of you that comes to visit my blog, from the occasional drop-ins to the daily faithful, I want you to know how grateful I am that you have found my little place in cyberspace. In the crazy overload of people and information vying for Continue Reading

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Thanksgiving Day 20: My Business Deva

What you love, loves you. What you want, wants you. The soul of your business is invested in you and in the success of your business. It has its own reasons for being, its own allies, its own ecology which shapes its unfolding story.   ~ Hiro Boga As many of you who have studied Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week: November 5-11, 2012: Eight of Pentacles

All true work is sacred. ~ Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) In this pivotal week of the American Election, the astronomical cross-quarter of Samhain, and the beginning of Mercury retrograde, we get another Eight this week. This one has now appeared three times this year, most recently in August. Welcome, the Eight of Pentacles. We have gotten Continue Reading

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Thirty Days of Thanksgiving: My Belated Day 2

I am getting caught up on something I’ve been wanting to do for ages, which is a 30 Days of Thanksgiving practice for the month of November. So here is Day Two, posted a wee bit late, as will be Day Three, coming up next! Day Two would have been last Friday, when I was Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week – Oct. 1-7, 2012: Four of Pentacles

The cause of poverty is not scarcity. It is fear and small thinking. Alan Cohen, inspirational author Here is a card that has visited only once since the economic meltdown of Fall, 2008. This week, we welcome the Four of Pentacles. In Tarot numerology, the fours are about stability, grounding, and consolidation. And the Pentacles, Continue Reading

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Blessings of Lughnasadh

Lammas Bread Blessing Bless the earth that grows the grain, Bless the water that gives us rain, Bless the wind that helps seed spread, Bless the fire that bakes our bread. – Words by Diane Baker, music by Anne Hill, Serpentine Music The Wheel of the Year turns today, and across the Northern Hemisphere, we Continue Reading

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Goddess Sunday: Riding with Epona

In one of the earliest formal shamanic classes I ever took, we were guided into the Underworlds with the intention of meeting our spirit guide. More often than not, our instructor explained, this would be an animal spirit. As I got used to the steady drum beat (à la Michael Harner, and so different from Continue Reading

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Goddess Sunday: The Great Mother Mawu

This week, from our Great Mother Africa, we welcome the Great Creator Mother Goddess, Mawu. Riding on an elephant’s back, pregnant with all life, She brings bounty, fertility, creativity, and the cool, cleansing energy of the Moon. Her beautiful planet Earth is held up by the great Serpent, Aido Hwedo. Mawu is the daughter of Continue Reading

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