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Closing out 2015

This is a collection of tidbits from my posts in years past, with heartfelt thanks to Waverly FitzGerald, who is my favorite holiday Muse. Blessings to you, Waverly, for your faithful, invaluable service as a Priestess of Time and Keeper of Wisdom of the Ancient Ways.  Out with the old and in with the new!Continue 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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Merry Christmas, My Loves!

Christmas Owl

  Peace On Earth, Good Will to All. No Exceptions. If you haven’t already, it’s time to light your final Advent candle. Thank you to all who joined us this year to make the 11th Anniversary of our Sun Wheel ceremony the biggest and best yet. May all your days be merry and bright.

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Spreading the Light

Advent candle

  The Final Candle of the Christmas Advent Prayer Wreath Tonight at midnight, or tomorrow morning if you prefer, for those who are celebrating Christmas, it is time for you to light your final, center candle. With its light, honor the Bringer of Light, and vow to renew your own part in the ancient promiseContinue reading Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Sleep in Heavenly Peace

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Miss Callie Cat, photo by John Rottet Phoebe at Solstice, by John Rottet  

Happy Birthday, All You Confident Cappies!

In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest. ~ Henry Miller – Sun, Mercury, Midheaven, and Venus in Capricorn At the moment of the arrival of Winter Solstice, which was 11:47Continue 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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Tarot Card of Solstice and Christmas Week: Gift-Giver and Magical Visitor

Many-named, He wanders the nine worlds, Seeking knowledge in various guise. For His searching out wisdom is endless, As always on brave Sleipnir He rides, rides, rides! ~ One-Eyed Stranger, by Jackie Hannigan  © 2003 How interesting that The Hermit, usually a rare visitor for my Card of the Week, is back only one monthContinue reading Continue Reading

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Tonight is Mother Night, and the 4th Candle Lighting

Dark shepherdess of many a golden star, Dost see me, Mother Night? ~ From The Electra of Euripides Hail and Merry Meet on this Eve of the Winter Solstice. This is the night we light our 4th candle. This is the night of the great celebration of Mother Night. Today is the last Sun DayContinue reading Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Yuletide Spirit at Laurel Hill

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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Tarot Card of the Week, Dec. 14-20, 2015: An Important Message from the Page of Wands

Fear not. For, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. ~ The Angel After the rather heavy challenges of the last few weeks, I am especially delighted today to tell you that we have a rare visit for this week before Winter Solstice from none other thanContinue reading Continue Reading

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Tonight We Light the 3rd Solstice Sun Wheel Candle

Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark. ~ Rabindranath Tagore Tonight, Dec. 13, is the third night of our Solstice Sun-Wheel Prayer Circle. This working is intended for all — all faiths and philosophies. The Christian church calls it the Advent wreath, which was simply handedContinue reading Continue Reading

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Blessings of the New Moon in Sagittarius

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. Because I am busy cooking up some secret goodies you’ll be seeing soon, plus hitting a lick or two on my book, plus all theContinue reading 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 SunContinue reading Continue Reading

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Gifts That Inspire and Illuminate

If you are looking for something unique, meaningful, and useful for the special people on your holiday gift list, look no further. I am offering holiday gift certificates for my hour-long readings, and also for membership in my Birthday Club. My services make thoughtful, powerfully life-affirming gifts that will fit your recipient perfectly every time.Continue reading Continue Reading

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It’s Time for the First Candle On our Solstice Prayer Wheel

We are a Circle Within a Circle With no beginning And never ending… ~ by Deborah and Rick Hamouris As I posted last week, TONIGHT is the night that we begin joining together every Sunday evening through Yule (or Christmas) for our annual Solstice Sun Wheel Prayer Circle. If you have been a regular readerContinue reading Continue Reading

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Coming a Week from Today: The Solstice Sun Wheel Countdown Begins

It’s hard to believe, but it’s 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). I want to make sure you know in plenty of time, since lots of y’all will be traveling this week. If you have beenContinue reading Continue Reading

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Sparkle and Shine – It’s Birthday Time for Sagittarius!

Love what you do. Get good at it. Competence is a rare commodity in this day and age. And let the chips fall where they may. ~ Jon Stewart, Nov. 28, 1962 (Sun and Moon in Sagittarius) This morning at 10:26am, Eastern time, the Sun moved from Scorpio into the sign of Sagittarius. Happy Birthday toContinue reading Continue Reading

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

Advent candle

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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