“We meet ourselves time and time again in a thousand disguises on the path of life.” ~Carl Jung I always feel as if Halloween/Samhain is really the end of the year, and a new one begins in November. Maybe that’s how it was at some time or other in some civilization or another. I feel…
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The Song of Wandering Aengus
by William Butler Yeats
“I went out to the hazel wood,
Because a fire was in my head,
The new moon influences me to throw things out, physically, mentally, emotionally. If I don’t want something to grow, that is sometimes the only answer.
I haven’t been paying as much attention to the moon as I usually do. Then today I found myself having a bit of a down day, quiet, introspective, but with a very busy mind. I realized the moon is turning today—rather tomorrow—ending its waning and getting ready to grow in the sky. No wonder I’ve…
The use of prayer beads spans many religious faiths.
Yesterday the Four of Wands came up in a reading with the Crystal Tarot. Later the King of Wands appeared in a separate reading with the same deck. Both cards have lions in their images.
I like the colors, symbols, and all the religious and spiritual connections. I think rabbits must be a personal totem of mine, because although I’m allergic to them, they fascinate and attract me. I’m like Alice wanting to follow the white rabbit down the hole (a shamanic idea if ever there was one). Easter by…
Many people associate either IV The Emperor or 4 of Wands with the Vernal Equinox, because of those cards’ associations with the astrological sign Aries. But to me no card epitomizes the advent of Spring more than the Empress, in particular III The Empress as depicted by Lady Frieda Harris.
“Spring Rain,” a short poem by Barbara W. Klaser.