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Give Thanks and Praises! A Blessed Mabon and Equinox to You!

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Today we celebrate the second harvest, the midpoint of the harvest season. We in the north gather in the remaining bounty of summer, and give thanks. Blessed be. Continue Reading

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Blessings of Mabon, 2015

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Hail! Journeyer of the Heavens, Queen of Brightness, King of Beauty! Gifts of gladness richly bringing, Autumn sheaves and red leaves’ fall. Generous be the heart within us, Open be our hands to all, Justice to be in equal measure, Harvest thankfulness our call. ~ Greeting to the Autumn Equinox by Caitlín Matthews, A CelticContinue reading Continue Reading

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Happy Birthday, Lovely Libra!

Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower (Sun and Moon in Libra) On this date, which is also the Equinox, the Sun enters the sign of Libra, fittingly, the sign of the balanced scales. Like the scales, Libras prefer to be on an even keel. They easily tuneContinue reading Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

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The Final Gaia Friday: Ian Somerhalder Speaks for the Coral Reefs

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Every week since before Samhain, I have been sharing a video from the Conservation International’s “Nature Is Speaking” series, and calling it Gaia Friday. Today, we conclude with Ian Somerhalder speaking on behalf of the imperiled coral reefs. It’s an especially gorgeous video, so I hope that you’ll go to full screen (click the arrowsContinue reading Continue Reading

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Blessings of Mabon and the Autumn Equinox

Hail! Journeyer of the Heavens, Queen of Brightness, King of Beauty! Gifts of gladness richly bringing, Autumn sheaves and red leaves’ fall. Generous be the heart within us, Open be our hands to all, Justice to be in equal measure, Harvest thankfulness our call. ~ Greeting to the Autumn Equinox by Caitlín Matthews, A CelticContinue reading Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week, Nov. 18-25, 2013: Justice

The foundation of justice is good faith. — Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106-43 BCE Our guide for this coming week is a powerful Major Arcana card that we have not seen for several years.  The Justice card represents fairness and finding balance in all things. Justice is one of the three cardinal virtues represented in theContinue reading Continue Reading

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Thirty Days of Thanksgiving, Day 10: The Durham Farmers Market

How we eat determines to a considerable extent how the world is used…land that is in human use must be lovingly used; it requires intimate knowledge, attention and care.  ~ Wendell Berry (quoted on the Maple Spring Gardens home page)  Today is Saturday, and that means it’s time to get down to the Durham Farmers’Continue reading Continue Reading

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Equinox Blessings: Giving Thanks and Finding Balance

Hail! Journeyer of the Heavens, Queen of Brightness, King of Beauty! Gifts of gladness richly bringing, Autumn sheaves and red leaves’ fall. Generous be the heart within us, Open be our hands to all, Justice to be in equal measure, Harvest thankfulness our call. ~ Greeting to the Autumn Equinox Caitlín Matthews, A Celtic DevotionalContinue reading Continue Reading

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Happy Birthday, Libra!

Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin. ~  Dwight D. Eisenhower (Sun and Moon in Libra) On this date, which is also the Equinox, the Sun enters the sign of Libra, fittingly, the sign of the balanced scales. Like the scales, Libras prefer to be on an even keel. They easily tuneContinue reading Continue Reading

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The Mother

My thanks to dear Mariah, who shared this with me.

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The View From One of My Heroes

This is so important, folks. We are in the midst of the best opportunity for real transformation that I have seen in decades. And it comes at such a pivotal time.. we can’t afford to wait, we mustn’t turn away from this. It might be our last best hope. David Korten adds his illuminating perspectiveContinue reading Continue Reading

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Happy Birthday, Libra!

People deserve…the truth. They deserve honesty. The best music, you can seek some shelter in it momentarily, but it’s essentially there to provide you something to face the world with. ~ Bruce Springsteen (Sun, Moon and Mercury in Libra) On this date, which is also the Equinox, the Sun enters the sign of Libra, fittingly,Continue reading Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday – The Circle of Life

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Blessings of the Full Capricorn Moon

With the Sun in Cancer (which is ruled by the Moon), and the Full Moon last night (or early this morning depending on your time zone) in Capricorn, which it almost immediately left for Aquarius, I offer a beautiful, but challenging analysis by astrologer Julia Bondi.  May we all find the deep nurturing and loveContinue reading Continue Reading

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How Does Your Home Affect and Reflect You?

You can never go home again, but the truth is, you can never leave home, so it’s all right. ~ Maya Angelou We continue to explore the components that are associated with the Fourth House of the astrological chart. The Fourth House rules our domestic life, our inner security, and our deepest sense of rootedness,Continue reading Continue Reading

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Rejoice! Ostara Blessings!

A Seed for Spring Equinox ©Annie Finch Thrusting through the season where I’d waited for spring, tucking up my head, I felt the slanted weight of clouds pressing through the sky above me down towards this grave, till I feel the earth around the place my head has lain under winter’s touch, and it crumbles.Continue reading Continue Reading

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A Plentiful Sufficiency

Past the seeker as he prayed came the crippled and the beggar and the beaten. And seeing them…he cried, “Great God, how is it that a loving creator can see such things and yet do nothing about them?”… And God said, “I did do something. I made you.” ~ Sufi Teaching Yesterday, I talked aboutContinue reading Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week: February 7-13, 2011

Just as the body cannot exist without blood, so the soul needs the matchless and pure strength of faith. ~ Mahatma Gandhi This week, we’re back to the Majors again, with a card we’ve only gotten once before. This week, we are called upon to embrace Strength. The lion is a universally understood symbol ofContinue reading Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week: January 17-23, 2011

Reconciliation is to understand both sides; to go to one side and describe the suffering being endured by the other side, and then go to the other side and describe the suffering being endured by the first side. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Another visit from a red-winged angel this week! On the week of theContinue reading Continue Reading

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