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Samhain Blessings and All Hail the Beloved Dead

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 awningContinue reading Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week, Oct. 19-25, 2015: Knight of Pentacles

Does this spark joy? If it does, keep it. If not, dispose of it. Marie Kondo, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up As we approach the Samhain season, the stores are already pushing us to shop for Christmas. Although this is one of the holiest times of the year for some of us, moneyContinue reading Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week, November 3-9, 2014: An Unprecedented Blessing and Warning

As you may expect, I am very mindful when I pull my Monday Card of the Week. I always cast a circle and greet a host of Guides, Guardians, and Allies. I engage with the astrological and sacred energies of the current Time. I welcome my own personal Helpers, as well as those I feelContinue reading Continue Reading

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Welcoming the Dark of the Year at Samhain

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 awningContinue reading Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: At the Edge of Mystery

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Tarot Card for Samhain Week, Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2014: Ten of Cups

In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing.   ~ Antonio Porchia, poet (1885-1968) Here at the threshold of the year, the magical doorway of Beltane in the Southern Hemisphere, and the final harvest and ancient Celtic New Year of Samhain in the northernContinue reading Continue Reading

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Blessings of the New Moon in Scorpio and the Hybrid Eclipse

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. It’s a very powerful day today; so much, in fact, that I am not going to write a full-fledged blog post. This is Lunar Samhain,Continue reading Continue Reading

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Blessings of Samhain To the Living and the Dead

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 awningContinue reading Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of Samhain Week – Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2013: The Queen of Wands Returns

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing. ~ Arundati Roy Only a month after her last visit, and for an unprecedented fourth time in a year, the Queen of Wands comes calling once more. If you would like a more traditional analysisContinue 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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Happy Birthday, Scorpio

I’m a fountain of blood. In the shape of a girl. ~ Bjork (Sun, Moon, and Ascendant in Scorpio) Happy Birthday all you Scorpios!  At 2:10am, Eastern Daylight time, the Sun moved into your sign! As this rather visceral characterization from triple Scorpio, the singer Bjork, shows, Scorpios are often considered the most intense, profound,Continue reading Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week, Oct. 21-27, 2013: Two of Wands

It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to. ~ Bilbo Baggins, via J.R.R. Tolkien This week, which holds the space between two powerful eclipses, kicks off a Mercury retrograde, and sees theContinue reading Continue Reading

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Blessings of Samhain. All Hail to the Ancient Ones, the Ancestors and Mighty Dead.

Samhain Blessings to All! Today is the Great Festival of Samhain (pronounced SAH-wen, or SOW-wen), which marks the third and final harvest and summer’s end. This is the ancient Celtic New Year and also the New Year for many traditions of modern Pagans and Witches. This is the midpoint between Autumn Equinox and Winter SolsticeContinue reading 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 greatContinue reading Continue Reading

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Happy Birthday, Scorpio

What I am is a humanist before anything — before I’m a Jew, before I’m black, before I’m a woman.  And my beliefs are for the human race — they don’t exclude anyone. ~ Whoopi Goldberg (Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Saturn in Scorpio) Happy Birthday, Scorpio Scorpios are often considered the most intense, profound, powerfulContinue 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: Nov. 14-20, 2011 – Death

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? ~  Mary Oliver We receive the third Major Arcana card in a row this week, and with notable timing. The last time we received this card was exactly one year ago (the only difference being that in 2010, MondayContinue reading Continue Reading

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Saturday Poetry as Samhain Season Wanes

Sonnets to Orpheus, Part Two, XXIX Rainer Maria Rilke (from In Praise of Mortality, translated and edited by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy) Quiet friend who has come so far, feel how your breathing makes more space around you. Let this darkness be a bell tower and you the bell. As you ring, what battersContinue reading Continue Reading

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Wishing You a Blessed Samhain

Sparks from the hearth Of the Queen of Death and Life Swarm through the dark, Dance through the Night. by J. Robin Gall from Second Chants, Serpentine Music Productions This is the Great Sabbat of Samhain (pronounced SAH-wen, or SOW (rhymes with cow) -wen), and is the third and final harvest, marking Summer’s end. ItContinue reading Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of Samhain Week: Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2011 – The Sun

The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson How delicious this juxtaposition of Samhain and this week’s visit of The Sun is! OneContinue reading Continue Reading

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