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It’s Time for Our Annual Sun Wheel Ceremony!

by Beth on November 20, 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 spiritual […]

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Blessings of the Full Taurus Moon

by Beth on November 6, 2014

The plum tree, dwindling, contains less of the spring; But the garden is wider, and holds more of the moon. –  Zen Saying, Soul of the Garden When the Moon is Full, it is in the opposite sign that the Sun is in. So with the Sun now in Scorpio, the Full Moon is in the […]

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Welcoming the Dark of the Year at Samhain

by Beth on October 31, 2014

I am the hallow-tide of all souls passing, I am the bright releaser of all pain, I am the quickener of the fallen seed-case, I am the glance of snow, the strike of rain. I am the hollow of the winter twilight, I am the hearth-fire and the welcome bread, I am the curtained awning […]

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Poetry For the Conclusion of Yom Kippur

by Beth on October 5, 2014

Offered with great tenderness and love today, to all my dear Jewish (and Jew-Witch!) friends who have been observing the High Holy Days and particularly Yom Kippur. And for all, of every faith, who have traveled the pathways of mourning and healing. Blessed be. Kaddish Mother of my birth, for how long were we together […]

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Joyful Blessings of Ganesh Chaturthi!

by Beth on August 29, 2014

Aum Gam Ganapataye Namah Today is the first day of Ganesh Chaturthi, India’s most joyous celebration of the (re)birth of the Lord of learning. Ganesh is the God of letters and wisdom, son of Shiva and Parvati, and mentor of Gods and humans. He is the destroyer of vanity, selfishness, pride, and the remover of […]

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