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Tarot Card of the Lunar New Year Week, Jan. 23-29, 2017: Seven of Pentacles

In this week's Tarot card, we are given practical advice for the days ahead. Using this very magical New Moon, it's a time to plan for new growth. Continue Reading

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Next Saturday, Jan. 21: A Magical Act of Kindness!

If you are in driving distance of Raleigh next Saturday, Jan. 21, please consider stopping by Dancing Moon Books for their fundraiser benefit for me. Continue Reading

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A Day of Magick, Betwixt and Between — For Better or Worse, Welcome 2017!

The clock has struck twelve, the page has now turned. What Fate holds in store, is yet to be learned. But here are a few tips to ring in Good Fortune! Continue Reading

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Get Ready! The Magic of New Year’s Eve Starts Here!

As you might imagine, New Year's Eve and Day are chock full of magic and ancient traditions. Get your 2017 off to a bewitching start with these ideas. Continue Reading

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Peace on Earth, Good Will to All — No Exceptions!

In the old days, we would come downstairs, calling out "Christmas gift! Christmas gift!" to one another. May we each be a blessed gift to the world. Continue Reading

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Rejoice! The Light is Reborn! Hail and Welcome the Miracle of Yule!

Spirit of Yule © Anne Stokes

Rejoice! The Promise is fulfilled, now is the magic of the ancient rebirth of the Light! We have invoked the dawning of healing, grace, and rebirth. Continue Reading

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It’s Time for a Time Out of Time – Let Us Welcome the Halcyon Days

The Halcyon Days have begun. This ancient Yuletide tradition has new meaning and relevance in our troubled world. Let us honor this time out of time. Continue Reading

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Tonight We Light the 3rd Candle of Our Solstice Advent Prayer Wreath

Tonight, across the world, we will gather at sunset, and light the third candle on our Advent wreath. Visit my blog today to see what light it brings. Continue Reading

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Spark the Second Candle Tonight – We Welcome Fire’s Dancing Light

Tonight, join us as we light the 2nd candle on our Solstice Advent Wreath. Here are the meanings and some suggestions for this transformative rite. Continue Reading

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The First Candle on Our Solstice Advent Wreath

The Wheel of time has turned again, Advent now has come. We light the flame with hope and prayer, we gather now as one. It's time for the 1st candle. Continue Reading

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Sunday Inspiration: Today I Rise

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"The most radical thing any of us can do at this time is to be fully present to what is happening in the world." - Joanna Macy..So rise up with me, sisters. Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week, Sept. 12-18, 2016: Eight of Wands

By the light of the eclipsing Harvest Moon, what Arrows of Love will you launch? Commit to your most cherished targets, and fire! Magic is in the air! Continue Reading

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Words for Wednesday: A Magical Working for Awareness, Beauty, and Healing

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A number of us are singing the Gayatri Mantra every day at 10am, whatever your local time, to create a global wave of healing and devotion. Join us? Continue Reading

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The Pax Materna

A Mother's loss

Let us unmake this day of acquisition and commerce, and reclaim it as a holy day nearer to every mother's heart as it was intended: the cause of peace. Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week, March 28-April 3, 2016: Eight of Pentacles

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. ~ Thomas A. Edison

This week, we receive a reminder from the Eight of Pentacles that the more we focus and work hard at something, the luckier we get. Continue Reading

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Happy Imbolc to You! May Dear Brighid Bless You Today and Always

Brighid of the mantle, encompass us; Lady of the lambs, protect us; Keeper of the hearth, kindle us; Beneath your mantle, gather us; And restore us to memory. ~ Caitlín Matthews, A Blessing for Hearth Keepers The ancient celebration of Brighid, Imbolc, or Candlemas, as some may call it, falls around Feb. 1 and 2,Continue reading Continue Reading

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Looking Forward, Looking Back

  Now we are in the heart of Winter, but we have already passed the midpoint. In two weeks, the rites of Imbolc will be upon us, celebrating the certainty of life returning. We prepare now for initiation and dedication. Seed catalogs beckon as the promise of Springtime whispers to us, even now, in theContinue reading Continue Reading

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Sunday Poetry: As the Halcyon Days Wind Down and the New Year Beckons

May your voyage be long, full of adventure, with many harbors seen for the first time. Ithaka by Constantine P. Cavafy (1911) As you set out for Ithaka hope the voyage is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery. Laistrygonians and Cyclops, angry Poseidon—don’t be afraid of them: you’ll never find things likeContinue reading Continue Reading

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Wishing You a Merry Yule! Solstice Blessings!

Brightener of Darkness, hail! Keeper of Clearness, Opener of the Depths. Gifts of plenty are arising, Winter wonders, white snows’ fall. Joyful be the heart within us, Open wide the guesting door, Wisdom waken in abundance, Warm our beings to the core. ~ Celtic Devotional: Daily Prayers and Blessings, by Caitlín Matthews Ring the bellsContinue reading Continue Reading

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We Welcome the Halcyon Days

Halcyon days, now wars are ending. You shall find where-e’er you sail Tritons all the while attending With a kind and gentle gale. ~ Halcyon Days by Thomas Shadwell (1642 – 1692) If you’ve been reading my blog a while, you know that every year I invite you step into a magical Time Out ofContinue reading Continue Reading

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