2017 You Fuqer

There are years that ask questions and there are years that answer. ~ Zora Neale Hurston And then there was this year. One that when we peer back into history to remember our lessons will have a red flag plunged into its varied days. It was the year the awful tide of every day abuses…

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The Rudderless Space Between

I am very partial to the rudderless space between the Christmas end of busyness and the new year trampoline. Beyond being the only excusable period to constantly eat, drink and be merry, it is a liminal space in which we chew over our year. When it doesn’t have to be any more than mere musing,…

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Jingle Bloody Jingle

And so it begins. Whether you have wrapper’s elbow, jingle fatigue or just garden variety festivus anxiety, the big day is nearly upon us. For many we are in prep mode, tinged with mild perfection mania and framed in prayers of not having to go anywhere near the shops again. Bustling around my kitchen is…

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Mercury Direct

Trumpets please! Mercury has just gone direct in Sagittarius, so you’ll have to whip that off your Things To Blame Right Now list and bump the festivus feeding frenzy up a place. Rather it is time for feet to be removed from mouths, our tech comms to resume normal programming and carefully crafted plans to…

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Solstice Gateway

And so the wheel turns, once more and again. In the days before we tried to squeeze time into a clock and calendar, it was marked by the passage of the sun and moon, the movement of the stars above and the earth and her seasons below. Today is the solstice: in the north marking…

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Saturn’s Homecoming

After three years in the wild Saggilands, Saturn re-enters his home state of Capricornia later today. His cycles are each a schooling in particular disciplines where a clean and tidy, hard working approach is the only way through. Despite appearances to the contrary, there is no way of getting around Saturn. The cycle completing now…

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Christmas Chores

Not everyone uses the standard adjectives to describe Christmas. In a sea of forced exhortation and compulsory merrymaking, there are those who simply cannot muster the spirit. For some this year has been their toughest. Those who wrangle their demons daily face an annual avalanche of compulsory and a vast gulf of misunderstanding at this…

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New Moon : The Journey Within

The ardent archer’s new moon nearly upon us as the cosmos leaps towards the next year and season in Capricornia. This new moon heralds a week of significant change and asks us to seek the centaur’s wisdom within, lowering our bows to journey to the heart of our own truth. The wild Saggilands are ruled…

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Let Yourself Be Witched

Just dialling in from the dark moon to enquire how the shedding is coming along. Proceeding nicely? Yesterday’s ritual can be repeated / completed today and as ever my darklings, let your intuition be your guide. In case you’re wondering why that dark undertow feels a smidge heavier than usual, keep in mind that we…

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End of Year Shedding

Around this time of year where I live it is shedding season. Tree bark begins to crack and fall like a beautiful wooden skirt around its trunk. Cicada shells appear everywhere as if by magic, their former tenants heralding their rebirth in deafening chorus. My animals too are surely tossing pawfuls of hair over their…

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