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

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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

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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

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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

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  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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Celebrating a New Decade of the Solstice Advent Sun Wheel in 2015

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It’s hard to believe, but it’s already almost time once more to join together every Sunday through Yule (or Christmas) for our annual Advent Sun Circle, (or Yule Prayer-Spell, if you prefer). If you have been a regular visitor here, you know that starting in late November, I invite all my visitors, regardless of theirContinue reading Continue Reading

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In Honor Of Lady Liberty on America’s Birthday

Although I am still out of town (and thanks to EVERYONE for your sweet notes of support and kind wishes!!), I would be remiss not to observe that today we celebrate the birthday of the United States of America. But despite the parties, celebrations, and business as usual, a deepening shadow lies across the heartContinue reading Continue Reading

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And Away We Go…

I will be offline, traveling for the next week, as I join my colleagues and friends at the 2015 Tarot Readers Studio in New York.  Email and social media time will be minimal, too, so please be patient. See you again soon!

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There and Back Again: A Magickal Journey

As you may know from my December newsletter, I was at the Sacred Space/Between the Worlds conference last week, and it was a doozy of a trip. About 350 magickal people from all traditions gathered to engage in powerful work for these Tower Times, as Byron Ballard so aptly calls this cusp of the aeonContinue reading Continue Reading

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Regarding My Sabbatical

This is the reading I got when I consulted the cards about taking a sabbatical from offering Tarot readings, except my regular visits to the Dancing Moon Bookstore and at other special events. These descriptions are rather brief, just to give you a general idea of their meanings and how they spoke to me. 1:Continue reading Continue Reading

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How to Change a Life: Please Be a Star Thrower Today

The Star Thrower from the story by Loren Eiseley Today, I am asking you to be a star thrower. If you get my newsletter, if you follow me on Facebook, or you talk with me occasionally, you know that for about a decade, I have been working with Jennifer McIntyre — a woman who cameContinue reading Continue Reading

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Thanksgiving Grace

Praise Her from whom all blessings flow. Fruits of Her harvest to bestow. Sustain us as we change and grow. Praise Mother Earth our ancient home. Blessed be.   ~ a Pagan Grace, author unknown Happy Thanksgiving! As Caitlin Matthews points out in her beautiful and essential The Celtic Spirit: Daily Meditations for the TurningContinue reading Continue Reading

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It’s Time for Our Annual Sun Wheel Ceremony!

It’s hard to believe, but it’s already time once more to join together every Sunday through Yule (or Christmas) for our annual Advent Sun Circle, (or Yule Prayer-Spell, if you prefer). If you have been a regular visitor here, you know that starting in late November, I invite all my visitors, regardless of their spiritualContinue reading Continue Reading

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Celebrating 10 Years of the Solstice Advent Sun Wheel in 2014

It’s hard to believe, but it’s already time once more to join together every Sunday through Yule (or Christmas) for our annual Advent Sun Circle, (or Yule Prayer-Spell, if you prefer). If you have been a regular visitor here, you know that starting in late November, I invite all my visitors, regardless of their spiritualContinue reading Continue Reading

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Blessings of the Leo New Moon: Re-ignite Your Flame

Dark of the 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. Blessings of the New Moon in Leo, my friends! I am in the last-minute chaos … ummm… preparations for my classContinue reading Continue Reading

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Blessings of the New Moon in Her Home Sign of Cancer

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. Make a magical wish, because today we celebrate a very juicy New Moon.  Moon magick is one of the very oldest, simplest, and most effectiveContinue reading Continue Reading

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