A Beautiful Mind

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. So said Aristotle, more than two thousand years ago and well before keyboard warriors and self righteous experts with highly vested interests became a thing to watch out for. He was on to it even then, seeing…

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Luna Lore: Moon in Leo

It would be remiss of me not to note, laud and generally cheer the Leo moon. Not just because she’s my home state and thus balm for this little lioness. Nor simply because she imbues our lives with the strut and roar oft required to ascend the throne in our jungle and sit pretty upon…

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First Frost

The first frost of the season with Winter only days away now. The cooler mornings change the light to a shifting sea of lavender and blues as our little valley is enveloped in mist. The cold bites at my exposed skin as I tromp through the icy grass in my dressing gown and boots, still…

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Astro: Mars Saturn Opposition

This fantastically perplexing creature is the lesser known Pushmi Pullyu, a gazelle-unicorn cross originating deep in the unexplored wilds of mythical Afrika, boasting two heads at each end of its body (one of each) that allowed it to eat and talk at the same time without seeming ill mannered. This rare photograph of a creature…

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Flip The Switch: New Moon in Gemini

Dark moon peaking and it feels already that the perfect antidote is the airy new moon in Gemini. This is quicksilver energy that invites, courts and cultivates change into our lives, encouraging us to get thinking and exercising those creative muscles that may have atrophied as we waded through the muck and mire of retrogrades and…

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Dark Moon Bubbling

Before any big thing, ever since I was little, I would get this bubbling churning stomach. For years I could not tell if it was excitement or fear, as dinosaur sized butterflies pounded my flesh from the inside. It was always always a prelude to great clamouring change, the kind that trails no remnants of…

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Ride The Lightning

This past weekend was certainly when the lightning was likely to strike, illuminating our worlds and lighting up all manner of possibility if we stayed willing (and most importantly able) to innovate. For nearly three days Uranus has been zapping us with bolt after blast of his stock-in-trade imperative: change. Our individual relationship to change…

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When Separation Is Not A Backwards Step

Nothing and no-one operates in isolation. Our connection to others entwines us, winding and folding us into lives distinct from our own. Sometimes unwittingly we are ushered through doors never intended to be opened, places built to remain unseen. All too easily we find ourselves entangled and encumbered, woven into a dynamic that is not…

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Scorpio Full Moon: Dance With Your Devils

A different face on the moon as she rose this chilly, rosy eve. Electrified by Uranus, supercharged by Uncle Pluto and his well delivered chaos, we wander through misty moonlight at this time of year. Winter creeping on gnarled feet and the bright lady brandishing a sting in her tail, demanding nothing less than ruthless…

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