Monthly Archives: September 2014

Cherishing Mercury Retrograde

I myself have come, in my own strange way, to cherish times of Mercury Retrograde. I seem to have the best conversations at this time of the year. I find myself setting a deliberate intention to slow down, to breathe, … Continue reading

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Bright, bright the firelight when day is turning into night

Mystery of silver grey violet gold… the final waning of the year.  Dusktide.  The hour of betwixt-and-between.  The final darkness of Samhain will soon fall, but first the Divine Twins that are the Powers of Darkness and Light savor a … Continue reading

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Pigment for Queens

Virgil’s Bees Bless air’s gift of sweetness, honey from the bees, inspired by clover, marigold, eucalyptus, thyme, the hundred perfumes of the wind. Bless the beekeeper who chooses for her hives a site near water, violet beds, no yew, no … Continue reading

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Immortal Aphrodite immortally smiling

Honey–the flower essence produced by bees from plants–was also consecrated to the goddess of love, and according to Ovid was an aphrodisiac.  Aphrodite loved not only the flowers’ scents, but also their resinous incense. … Ancient sources reveal that the … Continue reading

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Blue Heron Bliss

Having returned from my week of bliss at Blue Heron Farm, I feel more than ever that the land is my greatest teacher.  Also the wind moving through the trees; the still shimmering waters of the pond; the rocks laid … Continue reading

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