Anger as an Ally

Anger is a dirty word. Somewhere between political correctness and passive aggression, it was decreed that outright rage must be channelled. Reframed. Somehow remade into something less confronting and more palatable. Woman particularly, schooled not to make a fuss, are still shamed for the expression of our anger. Witness the disparity between how the sexes…

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Mars Retro Theory

I have a theory about this particular Mars retrograde darklings, something for us to keep uppermost and stare down until September. And it is all about our relationship to anger and its more hardcore cousin, rage. For too long these fiery emotions – that we all feel in varying degrees – have been demonised. Relegated…

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The Box of Darkness

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. ~ Joseph Campbell And this morning, as my 44th year nearly draws to a close, I finally opened my Box of Darkness all the way. Sarah Durham Wilson (on FB as Do It Girl and Instagram as @themotherspirit) has invited healers and teachers, witches…

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Astro : Mars into Scorpio

Last weekend Mars zoomed from Libra into Scorpio after way too long in the vascillating wilderness. In Libra, Mars was hamstrung as diplomacy and conciliation challenged his very nature. Mars said good day sir last Saturday and gleefully returned to a favoured home state, his fire and chutzpah blending seamlessly with the Scorpion’s trademark intensity….

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Poetry Friday: Women’s Rage

If there is a trickier subject for the world to navigate sans euphemism or apology than the white hot rage of a woman, let me know. It is a huge part of my work because wrangling it, learning to understand it without being consumed by its fire and alchemising its lead into gold has been…

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