31.03.2020

Mars has strapped on a dodgy ancient facemask he found in his kit and finally made it through the crumbling carnage of Capricornia. Fighting an enemy he couldn’t see as the towers fell, Mars crossed the threshold into Aquaria. Momentarily neutralised, the briefest respite to lay down his sword and grab a pitcher before the…

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31.03.2020

And how are we doing today, darklings? Late last century when I was well in labour but not dilating and nowhere near transition but well beyond my pain threshold, I threw my hippy birth plan out the window, snapped the pan pipes and begged for an epidural. I was told by an unreasonably calm midwife…

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30.03.2020

Go within. Hear the story of the sunrise from the sun itself If there were no sunrise within I would have set a long time ago ~ Rumi Because no matter what is going on in the world of humans, the sun just keeps rising and spectacularly so.

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30.03.2020

Let us toast to animal pleasures, to escapism, to rain on the roof and instant coffee, to unemployment insurance and library cards, to absinthe and good-hearted landlords, to music and warm bodies… the “good life”, whatever it is and wherever it happens to be. ~Hunter S. Thompson Got some furkids utterly delighted with this sharp…

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29.03.2020

Today without leaving my bed I make my pilgrimage to the darkest corner of the forest. The shadow of black granite rises to pierce the rumbling sky. I do not let the chill in my bones slow my determined progress. I drag the ache in my heart behind me as I place my well worn…

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29.03.2020

I have an almost unnatural aversion to the word should. It comes with a faint whiff of shame as a hypothetical nod to something other than prevailing reality. It smacks of obligation and expectation, rooting it in nose wrinkling disappointment. Too often it governs our choices, reducing them to someone else’s idea of what’s right…

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28.03.2020

This dancing beauty is milkweed. Her leaves are toxic but their poison offers food and protection to the grubs that consume them, fat little ‘pillars who go on to become beautiful Monarch butterflies. Last January after the bushfires and the Saturn Pluto lifequake and for the new moon in visionary Aquaria, I wrote about imaginal…

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28.03.2020

The acclaimed Italian novelist Francesca Melandri, who has been under lockdown in Rome for almost three weeks due to the Covid-19 outbreak, has written a letter to fellow Europeans “from your future”, laying out the range of emotions people are likely to go through over the coming weeks. I am writing to you from Italy,…

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27.03.2020

I’ve watched quite a few people fall apart, lose their minds. But I went in another direction. So 27 years later in solitary confinement, I’m still sound in mind and body and spirit. I attribute that to just reading and cultivating myself. That’s the thing, when you’re thrown upon yourself, you realize you are more…

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27.03.2020

Greetings and salutations darklings, As it is Friday arvy here again, I just wanted to check in once more to see how you are feeling, what you are doing and how this surreal evolution of events is impacting you and your corner of the world. In Australia and despite the best efforts of our PM…

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