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Bright Spots for Friday Favorites

I have to admit, this week has made me shake my head so often that if I were an infant I’d be in the ER for “shaken baby(head) syndrome”.   387 more words

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Taking Back Beltane - Spontaneous Joy Combustion

I’ve not had a good Beltane celebration here since May 1, 2003.  A certain village idiot dressed up like a real fighter announced a “Mission Accomplished” that sure as hell was NOT and my mood for this celebration crashed and burned.   472 more words

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Moody Megalesia Monday - Between The Ribs

Nothing in life is all good, nor all bad exclusively, neatly divided like stripes on a flag.  Everything cuts both ways — this is why I wear a labrys, not a pentacle, to remind myself that double-edged is the way it… 575 more words

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Full of Feminine Divinity - A Humanist Megalesia

The moon is full today.  And today I open the celebration, for the next week, of the Great Mother – Kybele.  This was once a Roman celebration, marking the literal arrival of an image of the Magna Mater to the city.   453 more words

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Tuesday Tarot - The Tower

(BTW, still intensely hating new WP coding.)

The sixteenth trump typically inspires horror in people seeing it in their spreads. This card, variously called “The Tower” or “The House of God” has been given various descriptives over time.   295 more words

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A Trifecta? The Vulnerable Vernal Equinox

Today, here in the Northern Hemisphere, is the Vernal Equinox.  (Yay, I have 12 hours to get a host of yard work done!) It is also New Moon and there was a stunning Solar Eclipse not visible to me.   303 more words

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Tuesday Tarot - Self-Deceit?

The Devil has never represented the figure from Christian mythos to me — never the supernal rebel/enemy at all.  But it has proven time and time again to be about deception and lies, about things done to us and things we do to ourselves that are against our own best interests. 410 more words

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