ENCOUNTERS IN GRATITUDE AND A CHANCE TO LISTEN

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by Guido Masé November 19, 2018

A long time ago, Anne and I traveled to Ireland. We vagabonded slowly down the west coast from hostel to hostel, over green hills to rugged seaside cliffs, stopping at standing stones and the ruins of circle forts, visiting old-growth forests left intact for hundreds of years. One day we were wandering in the southwest corner of the island with the goal of reaching one of those old forests. We crossed over a small waterfall. We walked between two ancient, massive linden trees whose roots and branches had grown together, leaving an almond-shaped opening just wide enough for us to cross. And finally, we came to the oak wood we’d been seeking. The trees were old, yes, but not very tall: craggy, leaning at odd angles, with moss covering their trunks up to the lower branches. This forest is still part of a protected area…

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Things To Do During Mercury Retrograde

By @heal_thy1

How to Regenerate Your Body, Mind, and Soul with the New Moon in Scorpio

Dear all,
The New Moon in Scorpio this Wednesday is one of the best astrological events we’ve had since the beginning of the year!
This New Moon in Scorpio aligns with both Neptune and Pluto in a very harmonious way at the same time when Jupiter (also still in Scorpio) connects to a powerful energetic vortex in Cancer.
This translates into a huge energetic support for those of us who are ready to deeply transform our lives — like the Phoenix — one manifestation of Scorpio energy — rising out of the ashes.
Good things are on the horizon and the more we consciously work with this energy — the stronger the manifestation will be.
So how do we do that?

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November, Autumn, Fall

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“The name ‘November’ is believed to derive from ‘novem’ which is the Latin for the number ‘nine’.  In the ancient
Roman calendar November was the ninth month after March.  As part of the seasonal calendar November is the
time of the ‘Snow Moon’ according to Pagan beliefs and the period described as the ‘Moon of the Falling Leaves’
by Black Elk.”

Samhain:

“This association of death with fertility provided the theological background for a great number of end-of-harvest festivals celebrated by many cultures across Eurasia.  Like Samhain, these festivals (which, for example, included the rituals of the Dyedy (“Ancestors”) in the Slavic countries and the Vetrarkvöld festival in Scandinavia) linked the successful resumption of the agricultural cycle (after a period of apparent winter “death”) to the propitiation of the human community’s dead.  The dead have passed away from the social concerns of
this world to the primordial chaos of the Otherworld where all fertility has its roots…

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Astrorisa Moon Blast ~ Free Taurus Full Moon Report ~ 10/24/2018

HUNTER’S MOON
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time: 12:45 PM~ EDT
Moon 1° Taurus, in House 3
Sun 1° Scorpio, in House 9
  
Taurus~Oshun Full Moon Forecast 
This moon forecast reading is for 27 days
 
October 24, 2018 – November 20, 2018 
 
Taurus full moon forecast
Welcome to the last Gratitude Full Moon Time of the year, it is a Hunter’s Taurus full moon 1°13 accompanied by the Sun in Scorpio 1°13. This moon will be in Taurus until Friday, October 26 2018, 02:45 PM, so we all have until that date to light our Gratitude candles.

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Taurus Full Moon, Releasing, Earthing, Trusting

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Full Moon in Taurus: Wednesday, October 24th at 9:45 am PST (12:45 pm EST)

Today I want to you pay attention to how you are feeling around 9:45 pm PST. 60 hours prior to the Full Moon we may notice her energy pulling on us in ways that help us to see what needs to be released. Even if you don’t know it at the time, sometimes looking back on this small window may bring you strong insight into what is calling for release. Full Moons are openings for releasing, for letting go.

Taurus is a fixed, feminine earth sign. She is ruled by Venus and rules our neck, throat, thyroid gland, larynx, chin, ears, tongue, vocal chords, and tonsils.

A Moon in Taurus teaches us to slow down and connect to our creative, earthy, sensual self. She is steady and grounded.  She gifts us with her earth magic…

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Goddess of the Sea: Salacia & Amphitrite

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By Phoenix of Elder Mountain –In ancient Roman and Greek mythology, Salacia (asteroid #120347) and Amphitrite (asteroid #29) are the feminine divinity of the sea. They were worshipped as goddesses of the ocean and salt waters, who presided over the depths of the oceans. Neptune was Salacia’s consort who presided over the surfaces of the waters but originally Neptune and Poseidon were spring, creek and river until their promotions. Salacia and the Greek Amphitrite are basically the same goddess.
 

I write my articles with empowering ancient mythology to support women and men today in their archetypal journeys, not just the destruction of the era’s these ancient mythologies recorded, but the gained awareness to heal our personal issues side by side with our archetype and our karma.

Salacia, Goddess of the Sea is crowned with seaweed as was Amphitrite…

By the streams that ever flow

by the fragrant winds that…

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Our Winter goddess and the calm in the storm

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Samhuinn Fire Festival is sometimes seen as a battle between two seasons, but there is a key third aspect of our story that leads the ritual turn from Summer to Winter. We sat down with Kate, who this year will embody the mysterious Cailleach, to learn more about her interpretation of the Crone goddess.

Photo of Kate as a Blue. Copyright Vince Graham for Beltane Fire Society. All Rights Reserved. http://www.beltane.org / http://www.facebook.com/beltanefiresociety

First a bit of background. The Cailleach traditionally manifests as an old woman, part of the triple goddess who changes as the seasons turn. At Beltane Fire Festival She emerges as the May Queen, goddess of the Summer when new plants and animals flourish. In Winter She is older, a Winter goddess associated with the formation of the landscape and fierce storms that batter the land, and She plays a pivotal role in maintaining the balance…

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A Druid’s Guide to Herbalism, Part I:Harvesting by the Sun, Moon, and Stars, and Sacred Intent

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Field of Goldenrod in Fall Field of Goldenrod in Fall

A field of goldenrod, nettle, and aster greet me on this warm post- Fall Equinox day.  As the moon comes up with a sliver in the afternoon sky, I joyfully take my basket and harvest knife into the field for my fall plant preparations. The breeze has change on the air–winter is coming soon, and the sacred medicines I prepare will bring my family nourishment and strength for the coming dark half of the year. As we are well into the harvest season at this lovely Fall Equinox, I thought I’d take the time to talk about harvesting and preparation by the sun and moon and honoring the harvest. Next week, I’ll talk about the most basic plant preparations and we’ll end this series with talking about energetic preparations through the creation of flower and leaf essences.  That is, we’ll talk about the medicine of…

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The Dark and Light Faces of Venus at the Libra New Moon

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by Lynn Hayes

The New Moon is the fusion of the Sun and the Moon – the solar light combines with the lunar illumination of the darkness for the beginning of a new lunar cycle. New Moons have long been known at times to begin something new: to plant new seeds, to create, to bring something new into being.

This New Moon is in the sign of Libra. Ruled by the planet Venus, Libra is the sign that teaches equanimity, balance, and the integration of opposites. Under the influence of Libra, we easily see both sides of a question. We are sensitive to disharmony and learn to manipulate our outer surroundings in order to bring our inner world into a more harmonious state. Venus is associated with attraction, including our ability to attract that which we desire as well as the force of attraction that connects individuals and fosters relationship.

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