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Eight of Cups: Leaving one path and finding another

The Eight of Cups has always haunted me. Its image: A traveler headed toward the hills, lit by the full moon, cloak unfurled and walking stick in hand. Behind her, a stack of shining goblets, beautiful in the moon’s light. … Continue reading

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No Maypole? No problem! Tips on celebrating the Feast of Flowering

No doubt they rose up early to observe The rite of May, and hearing our intent Came here in grace our solemnity. — Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream The great hinge of the year swings to Beltaine, the Feast of … Continue reading

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You can do it: On excellence, “talent” and 10,000 hours

“That pose you did — it’s like poetry. I could never do it,” a woman says to me after our morning yoga class. I’ve practiced yoga on and off for at least 17 years, and there are some poses — … Continue reading

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Poem: Equinox

The blue has returned, a harbinger of the next generation of robins, the bold hydrangeas on the neighbor’s bush   but that’s all in the planning just now. There is white snow and shreds of white cloud the meltwater rushing … Continue reading

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Advice for the mocked, belittled and threatened

Stop being civil. When people mock you, physically or verbally attack you, and belittle your passions, your thoughts and your very existence, *you do not have to be civil.* Many of us — women in particular, but most non-dominant groups … Continue reading

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Light in darkness: Ritual ideas for the Feast of Rebirth

The snow drifts down, light and powdery with the breath of the cold. Dawn tarries and night hurries in. Now is the time of Meán Geimhridh, what the Henge of Keltria terms the Feast of Rebirth. Traditionally, we honor the Dagda … Continue reading

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Name Poem: An exercise

I recently finished Lunaea Weatherstone’s Tending Brigid’s Flame, a truly wonderful book about my matron Goddess. I can’t recommend it enough, truly. One of the many explorations and exercises Weatherstone recommends is the creation of a name-poem, similar in spirit to … Continue reading

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