Month: May 2016

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Preserve Memories and Heritage in an Old-Fashioned Garden With Passalong Plants.

May 21, 2016 Full Moon

May 21, 5:15 p.m. EDT — The Full Flower Moon. Flowers are abundant everywhere this time of year. This moon was also known as the Full Corn Planting Moon or the Milk Moon. Under the old rules originally set forth by the Maine Farmer’s…

Mother Of All Eagles

“Mother of All Eagles’ themes are freedom, perspective, overcoming, health, power, destiny, the Air Element, and movement. Her symbols are feathers (not Eagle – gathering these is illegal). On the warm summer winds, Eagle Mother glides into our reality, carries us above our circumstances…

Women’s Power

What does that mean? Women who openly display their power, knowledge, and skill, receiving public recognition and honor. But also, females who manage to wield power in societies that try to limit it or decree female submission; where their leadership is stigmatized and their…

Crones Counsel Today

The word Crone, in its most simplistic sense, designates an old woman, a woman past her childbearing years, a post-menopausal woman. Today, the most common definition of a Crone is a “wise old woman.” Thus, a Crone is a woman who has moved past…

The Spirit Of Natural Sanctuaries

For love of the spirit ever persisting, O Caticatona, be thou for thy servants   a powerful wave, for thy servants worship thee.  —Gaulish Goddess inscription [Markale, 120]             Celtic deities were venerated as indwelling spirits of natural sanctuaries: the waters, rocks and peaks,…

Altruism in owls? Chicks perform surprisingly generous act

Baby birds are sometimes known to shove their siblings out of the nest to gain their parents’ undivided attention, but barn owl chicks appear to be more altruistic. Scientists recorded the hissing calls of hungry and full barn owl nestlings (Tyto alba, pictured), then…

An Oasis For Orcas

Advocates dream of flying killer whales to an ocean sanctuary, but experts clash over whether science supports the move. An orca encounter at SeaWorld in San Diego, California. PHOTO: WOLFGANG KAEHLER How do you retire a 5-ton whale? That’s a question some advocates and…

Pagan Calendar: May 6, 2016

Originally posted on GrannyMoon's Morning Feast:
Pagan Calendar: May 6, 2016 New “Dark” Moon in Taurus @ 2:30 pm CDT:  The Dark Moon (or New Moon) is when the Moon is completely dark.  This is when the Sun, Moon, and Earth line up…

Fresh from Photopoint! The first official Beltane 2016 pictures.

Originally posted on GrannyMoon's Morning Feast:
Uploaded from the tech station at the Beltane 2016 after party to the sound of drums. Enjoy! Photos (x2 each) by Asier Goikoetxea, Bartlomiej Pyrz, Bleu Hope, Dan Mosley, Laura Wallace, Mark Taylor… Source: Fresh from Photopoint!…

Heartwings Love Notes 722 Spring Has Truly Sprung

Originally posted on GrannyMoon's Morning Feast:
 Heartwings says, “Spring originates as much in the heart as in the soil.”  The first of May is actually the midpoint between the Vernal Equinox and the Summer Solstice. The increase of the light from now forward…

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