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Never Mind That Obscure Martyr – Today Belongs to Venus Aphrodite

Venus Aphrodte

This is an encore post from past years with a few pertinent updates. In the name of blessed Aphrodite, let us reclaim this day of love in the true spirit of celebration, honoring the divine gift of all love. All pleasure. Consensual unions only, of every kind. Warmest merriments and blessings to you! ~ Beth Continue Reading

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Come All Ye People Come – Tonight Is the Second Candle

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 Sun Day of our Advent Solstice Sun-Wheel prayer circle. Advent simply means the coming of. So every Sun Continue Reading

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Not Wordless. Instead, Let’s Call It Word Wednesday.

(click for a more readable version). Here’s the thing. Words matter. So, we are NOT going to call these insane thugs by the name of our beloved Queen of Heaven anymore. And we are not going to use the word Islamic in association with them because what they are doing is, in fact, an abomination Continue Reading

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Please Help! How YOU Can Step Up for Mother Earth

The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope. ~ Wendell Berry Many of us are extremely concerned regarding the outcomes of last week’s elections because of the abysmal environmental Continue Reading

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Let Us Wage Peace in Remembrance

Let us make the legacy of Sept. 11, 2001 no longer about terror, or war, or victims. Let us make it a day for heroes, in whose name we wage peace.

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Not Wordless Today. Instead, I Am Supporting the Internet Slowdown Protest.

The so-called “tiered” proposal for Internet access is a farce, at the behest of Big Cable. It is a power grab. Tell the FCC this will NOT do. Demand that Internet Service Providers be classified as “common carriers” once and for all, or else Wordless Wednesday could turn into permanent, total silence. Spread the word. Continue Reading

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Happy Labor Day!

While I am still away on my holiday, I wanted to make note of this extremely important holiday. Part of this post (not all) can be found in my Grace Notes – the seasonal gift you receive when you renew your membership in my Birthday Club for a second year.   Enjoy! Power concedes nothing without a Continue Reading

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Calling Upon Hecate

As you may know, on the last day of each month, I give honor to the Goddess Hecate. UPDATE, July 1: I continue this call, past Her feast day: In response to the ominous decision made by the United States Supreme Court today, and the ongoing corruption of the most fundamental principles of our democratic Continue Reading

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Blessings to the Mothers

Once upon a time, Mother’s Day was not just another retail marketing blitz. Its founders would be aghast to see that it has become one of the biggest consumer holidays each year, prodding us to spend on perfume, flowers, cars, jewelry, even office supplies. Don’t get me wrong … I love that this is still Continue Reading

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Happy New Year! Happy New 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. Gung Hay Fat Choy, y’all! New Moon: Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at 4:38 pm EST Today is a day of HUGE potential and power! For Continue Reading

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Thursday Quote (and Birthday) of the Day

Thank you for your leadership, your courage, your unwavering vision. We are so grateful for your birth day.

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Speechless Wednesday

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Honoring and Empowering Women

A gathering to promote the rights of girls and education for all in Barrod village of Rajasthan’s Alwar district (2012). Photo: UN Women/Gaganjit Singh Chandok Today is International Women’s Day. Observed since the early 1900s,  it is a legal holiday in almost thirty countries, and is celebrated to honor women and our roles in society. Continue Reading

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Do You Believe the Earth Is Alive and Sacred?

April 12-13, 2013 in Columbia, SC In today’s post-modern, urbanized world, where everything is a commodity, how and where do Pagans find their sacred places?  How should we protect and maintain these sites?  In colonized worlds, how do we avoid the appropriation of these lands? If Goddess is immanent in nature, what makes some places Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week, Jan. 14-20, 2013: The Hierophant

Don’t confuse the teacher with the lesson, the ritual with the ecstasy, the transmitter of the symbol with the symbol itself. ~Paulo Coelho Another visit from the Major Arcana this week, this time with a visit from The Hierophant. With its obvious reference to the Roman Catholic pope, many people are put off by their Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week – Oct. 27-Nov. 4, 2012: Eight of Wands

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. ~ Vincent Van Gogh With the superstorm Sandy bearing down on the most populous corner of the United States, on the day of the Taurus Full Moon, and with only a week until the momentous Presidential election, it was with great 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

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Tarot Card of the Week – October 15-21, 2012: Five of Wands

Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity. ~ Daniel Burrus, business strategist, futurist and author Judging from our card today, this week is likely to be another busy one. But the Five of Wands warns it may not be as focused and productive as last week’s Knight of Wands. As you probably know, the Continue Reading

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Saturday Inspiration: The Power of Words

Words have such power, and can change everything.Thanks to my friend and co-conspirator of Enchantment, Willow, through whom I found this video. May it shift your reality today, just a little.

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Not Completely Wordless Wednesday

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