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Never Mind That Tragic Martyred Saint! Let’s Celebrate Aphrodite’s Day!

Forget the celibate martyr for whom this day is named. In the name of the Goddess Aphrodite, we reclaim this day for beauty, pleasure, and love. Continue Reading

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Forget Valentine’s! Let’s Celebrate Aphrodite!

This is an encore post from last year with a few pertinent updates. Warmest merriment and blessings to you!  ~ Beth Do you not see how mighty is the Goddess Aphrodite? She sows and gives that love from which all we upon this earth are born. ~ Empedocles ca. 490-430 BCE Felicitations and good wishesContinue reading Continue Reading

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Blessings of Aphrodite’s Day!

Do you not see how mighty is the Goddess Aphrodite? She sows and gives that love from which all we upon this earth are born. ~ Empedocles ca. 490-430 BCE Felicitations and good wishes to all, on this most ancient day of Love! The Parentalia, an eight-day Roman festival honoring dead ancestors, was celebrated atContinue reading Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Aphrodite’s Kittens

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Aphrodite’s Day and the Beauty Path

When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.    ~ Chinese proverb As in past years, on this day that has been named for a Christian martyr, I encourage you to instead celebrate in the name of the Goddess ofContinue reading Continue Reading

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Goddess Sunday: Aphrodite

She clothed herself with garments which the Graces and Hours had made for her and dyed in flowers of spring – such flowers as the Seasons wear – in crocus and hyacinth and flourishing violet and the rose’s lovely bloom, so sweet and delicious, and heavenly buds, the flowers of the narcissus and lily. InContinue reading Continue Reading

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Blessings of the Taurus New Moon!

Dark of the Moon, New beginnings; Dark of the Moon, Plant a seed tonight. Dark of the Moon, What we envision Will come to be by the Full Moon’s light. As you know by now, I have decided to step back from my years of posting every single day. And with that decision, it appearsContinue reading Continue Reading

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Happy Aphrodite’s Day!

Do you not see how mighty is the Goddess Aphrodite? She sows and gives that love from which all we upon this earth are born. — Empedocles ca. 490-430 BCE Instead of honoring the various Christian martyrs named St. Valentine on this date, let us celebrate what we REALLY want this day to be about:Continue reading Continue Reading

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Happy Aphrodite’s Day!

Do you not see how mighty is the Goddess Aphrodite? She sows and gives that love from which all we upon this earth are born. — Empedocles ca. 490-430 BCE Instead of honoring the various Christian martyrs named St. Valentine on this date, let us celebrate what we REALLY want this day to be about:Continue reading Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week – Oct. 13 – 19

The EmpressAncient Mother, I hear you calling.Ancient Mother, I hear your song.Ancient Mother, I hear your laughter.Ancient Mother, I taste your tears. — Traditional Here is a first since I began pulling the Card of the Week in 2005: The Empress. And she appears, I would dare say, precisely on time. The Empress beckons usContinue reading Continue Reading

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The Feast of Hathor

I built a house for the Goddess,Made of the wood of the sycamore tree.Under the leaves of the palm tree,I eat bread in honor of her. Hathor, Hawk of the Sky, Rest in the limbs of my tree.Hathor, House of the Sun,Live in my house forever.— Egyptian Book of the Dead Today is an ancientContinue reading Continue Reading

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Rose Magick – Calling Your True Love

Rose Petal Love Spellfrom The Spells Bible, by Ann-Marie Gallagher Intention:To help those who are single and ready for true love send out the magical message that you are now ready to settle down with the right person. Ingredients:One red candle (6-8″ in length)Matches/ lighterOne quarter wineglass of pure spring waterPetals from 6 red roses,Continue reading Continue Reading

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Origins of the Rose

If Zeus had willed it soThat o’er the flowersOne flower should reign a queenI know, ah, well I know,The rose, the rose, that royal flower had been.— Sappho Since ancient times dating back to records from Mesopotamia, the “cradle of civilization,” the rose has been a treasured companion and central to our most enduring myths.Continue reading Continue Reading

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Happy Birthday, America!

You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4th, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. YouContinue reading Continue Reading

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On the Threshold of Solstice

No price is set on the lavish summer;June may be had by the poorest comer. — James Russell Lowell, The Vision of Sir Launfall This week, we reach one of the major holidays of the year, when the Sun’s arcing path across our skies reaches its highest, or lowest point, depending on which hemisphere youContinue reading Continue Reading

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Happy Aphrodite’s Day!

Happy Aphrodite’s Day!Do you not see how mighty is the Goddess Aphrodite? She sows and gives that love from which all we upon this earth are born. — Empedocles ca. 490-430 BCE Instead of honoring the various Christian martyrs named St. Valentine on this date, let us celebrate what we REALLY want this day toContinue reading Continue Reading

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Our Guides to Graceland

Illustrious Kharites, mighty named, from Zeus descended, and Eunomia famed [Eurynome], Thalia and Aglaia fair and bright, and blest Euphrosyne, whom joys delight.– from The Hymns of Orpheus, translated by Thomas Taylor (1792) The Graces, also called the Charites (sometimes spelled Kharites), were three beautiful daughters of Zeus, the supreme God of ancient Greece. TheirContinue reading Continue Reading

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Venus Retrograde and a brief departure

And now ‘tis dark, and going I shall fall.’‘In night,’ quoth she, ‘desire sees best of all.’— from Venus and Adonis by William Shakespeare On July 27, we entered a phase in which the planet Venus went retrograde, an event that occurs only once every eighteen months, and this year in conjunction with stern Saturn’sContinue reading Continue Reading

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The Beauty Path

©2006 Oephebia TarotWhen you have only two pennies left in the world,buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.— Chinese proverb Aphrodite, Goddess of Love and Beauty embodies many of the qualities of the Maiden aspect of the Great Goddess. Not only does She teach us to revere our sacredContinue reading Continue Reading