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Tarot Card of the Week, June 13-19, 2016: The Ten of Cups

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When I drew this card, still reeling from the horror of the events in Orlando, I was dumbfounded. Really, Tarot? Really? Yet Love prevails. Blessings. Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week, Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2015: The Devil

Shall I tell you what the real evil is? To cringe to the things that are called evils, to surrender to them our freedom, in defiance of which we ought to face any suffering. ~ Seneca (Roman philosopher, mid-1st century C.E.) This is certainly not the card I would wish for this week. After aContinue reading Continue Reading

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Now We are Six (and then some)

When I was one I’d just begun, When I was two I was nearly new, When I was three I was hardly me, When I was four I was not much more, When I was five I was barely alive, But now I am six! As clever as clever! And I think I’ll stay sixContinue reading Continue Reading

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Blessings of Solstice Eve – Welcome, Mother Night

Deepest Dark Blessings to you and yours! It is the Eve of the Winter Solstice. This is the great celebration of Mother Night. As far as we know, our ancestors did not have atomic clocks or satellites to help them dissect Time to the nanosecond. Instead, they had to figure by their keen observation, byContinue reading Continue Reading

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Sunday Ruminations Inspired by Parker Palmer

Author, activist, and teacher extraordinaire, Parker Palmer, is one of my favorite inspirations, and his post today on Facebook seemed particularly poignant as we approach the Samhain holiday.  So many of us are hiding in “the broom closet,” afraid to be identified as Witches or Pagans because of the very real ignorance, prejudice, and evenContinue reading Continue Reading

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Join the Save the World Symphony

What are our priorities?  What is the truth about “safe,” and what is the price of perpetuating the illusion of it? Most important, what is your unique gift, the instrument only you can play, that is needed for this symphony?  

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Sending Healing and Support

For all those who have been impacted by the trauma of yesterday’s events in Boston, for the helpers and heroes, for the lost, for the friends and families, for all souls in pain, we create a circle of unshakeable, unwavering healing and hope. We extend our helping hands and open hearts to one another. ThereContinue reading Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week, February 25-March 3, 2013: Judgement

The opportunity that the Divine One sends does not wake up those who are asleep. ~ Senegalese Proverb In this week that begins with the Full Moon in Virgo (Sun in Aquarius), for only its third time ever, the Judgement card comes to visit. I love this card, thanks in part to having been forcedContinue reading Continue Reading

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Thirty Days of Thanksgiving: Day Six

My mum taught me how to read before I went to kindergarten.  I always thought that being able to read provided lightness, helping to dispel darkness, ignorance, and stupidity. ~ Michael Moore Today is Day Six of my Thirty Days of Thanksgiving. And it’s Election Day in the United States.  So today, I give heartfeltContinue reading Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week – Oct. 22-28, 2012: Strength

Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. ~ Rabindranath Tagore In this momentous week that commences with the third and final U.S. Presidential debate, we might well expect a heavily portentous reading. Add to this the fact that today the Sun enters the sign of Scorpio,Continue reading Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week: August 27-September 2, 2012: The Moon

I climb to the tower-top and lean upon broken stone, A mist that is like blown snow is sweeping over all, Valley, river, and elms, under the light of a moon That seems unlike itself, that seems unchangeable, A glittering sword out of the east. ~ William Butler Yeats As I shuffled my deck andContinue reading Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week: April 2-8, 2012 – The Devil

Shall I tell you what the real evil is? To cringe to the things that are called evils, to surrender to them our freedom, in defiance of which we ought to face any suffering. ~ Seneca (Roman philosopher, mid-1st century C.E.) Okay, yes, I admit I was dismayed to pull this card for this week.Continue reading Continue Reading

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Goddess Sunday: Thou Art Goddess

While I am out of town, I am offering this beautiful essay from astrologer Rhea Wolf. Consider it a belated Happy International Woman’s Day gift, as well as my regular Goddess Sunday feature. I am sure this is not the only time this year that, instead of highlighting a conventional, historic Goddess, I’ll be holdingContinue reading Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week – March 5-11, 2012: The Devil

Habit is the denial of creativity and the negation of freedom; a self-imposed straitjacket of which the wearer is unaware. ~  Arthur Koestler This week of the Virgo Full Moon and the “Super Tuesday” elections in the United States, where over 400 delegates are up for grabs, we have a visit from another important teacher.Continue reading Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week – February 27-March 4, 2012: Strength

When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.   ~ Audre Lorde (American Poet, Teacher and Activist. 1934-1992) For only the third time in my Card of the Week, Strength comes to visit us. TheContinue reading Continue Reading

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Tonight is the Second Night of Our Solstice Sun-Wheel Ceremony

For some of us, our love of the world is so passionate that we cannot ask it to wait until we are enlightened. ~ Joanna Macy, World as Lover, World as Self Tonight we celebrate the second Sunday of our Advent Solstice Sun-Wheel prayer circle. Advent simply means the coming of. So every Sunday betweenContinue reading Continue Reading

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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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Secure At Home

Several times in my life, I have survived very close calls with tornadoes. Yesterday was one more, as the tornado that skipped through downtown Raleigh passed over the bookstore where I was giving readings. (There is no mistaking that sound). Our home in Durham was untouched, I am grateful to say. Although at first IContinue 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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