A Moving Moral Compass

Not all the side effects of eclipsia have been disastrous, if a little tough to choke down and even harder to digest. The natural result of so much trouble and strife has been a glorious honing and owning of our moral compass. It spins on our value system, the qualities and characteristics we hold dear…

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The Rearview Mirror

Remember the good old days darklings, when a dark moon was your monthly opportunity to declutter, take stock and prepare optimistically for new and pretty things? Back before we skidded into our beloved black hole moon dripping in entrails with sticks in our crazy hair and scorch marks all over us. Way back when before…

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Saint Joan of Belrose

Several moons ago now my mama was having a problem with her middle toe, which had developed a hankering for far horizons and was trying to take off in completely another direction from the rest of the little piggies. “Cut it off!” her doctors decreed as I marvelled – not in a good way –…

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Melancholia

Oh my darklings, especially those currently wading through the quicksand of deep despair, existential meltdown or with Saturn sitting on your chest like an anvil. This unholy ratcheting is hitting like a le creuset to the guts. Belting us during the final dark moon of a tumultuous eclipse season. This year has been a relentless…

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But Saturn, What Does It All Mean?

Say hello one and all to the existential crisis that always accompanies Saturn at his stationing point. If everything feels a little bit hopeless or you’re feeling a little bit useless in the face of the cosmic shellacking this year has metered out, you can thank old Father Time for tightening the screws on it…

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Father’s Day

I consider myself very lucky to have two wonderful fathers in my life. The first is mine, a zen master of the highest order who has always lifted me up, telling me from as far back as I can remember how much he loves me. He has gently guided me back to the path/real world…

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Kintsukuroi

In Japan there is a pottery technique known as kintsukuroi. When a handcrafted something falls or breaks, it is sutured back together with gold creating a new piece with an utterly unique shape and form. All at once a preservation and a solemn prizing of the sum of its parts. Not thoughtlessly discarded or wantonly…

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Everything Is Going To Be Okay

With the ripples in the matrix coming at us in slow mo still this week, it is easy to get despondent at the yawning pace of things. Here we be now busy going nowhere fast, desperately exhausted by the manic rate of recent change and still nursing the lifequakes that are the calling card of…

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The Masks Are Off

Astrofuquery warnings aside (or below, as the case may be) the thing about meatgrinder stars is that they are supremely revealing. Certainly you know more than you did at the start of this mad season, even if the awful truth has been delivered in a manner unbecoming. In much the same way a streak of…

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Eclipse School

It is said by far more twee folks than me darklings, that if you are going through hell keep going. It strikes me that the same can be said for eclipsia, which has well and truly arrived. And with the kind of cracking clang that has upended the lives of so many in my spheres…

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