It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to. ~ Bilbo Baggins (from The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien) During this magical week of Lughnasadh (and Imbolc in the Southern Hemisphere), […]

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I will not be a common man. I will stir the smooth sands of monotony. ~ Peter O’Toole (Aug.2, 1932, Sun and Moon in Leo) Huzzah! Today, the Sun moves into the sign of Leo. Happy Birthday, all you Lion People! Leos, so the tradition goes, are famous for being “on” 24 hours a day, […]


The light of the soul throws sparks, can send up flares, builds signal fires, causes proper matters to catch fire. To display the lantern of soul in shadowy times like these – to be fierce and to show mercy toward others; both are acts of immense bravery and greatest necessity. ~ Clarissa Pinkola-Estes, from Letter […]

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What I observed about my fellow actors was that most gave up very easily. ~ Harrison Ford, with a tenacious Sun, Moon, and Midheaven in Cancer (July 13, 1942) Happy Birthday, Cancer! Cancer is the sign of the Summer Solstice, and heralds the beginning of the warmest season of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. […]

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Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance. ~ Epicurus This week, as we bask under the Full Sagittarius Moon, moving swiftly towards the climax of the waxing light of the year at Summer Solstice (or the deepest dark, in the Southern Hemisphere), we are visited by the King of Pentacles. Crowned […]

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