Monthly Archives: November 2018

Full Cold Moon in Gemini | A Vision Board Ritual — Spirit de la Lune

Tonight is the Full Cold Moon, and those of us in the northern hemisphere are likely going to feel a turn in the weather from here on out as the Full November Moon often marks colder temperatures on the way. The Full Moon in Gemini is the perfect time for planning ahead and envisioning your future. Typically New Moon’s hold

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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

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Home-Grown and Wildcrafted Smudge Sticks: Plant List and Recipes

Originally posted on The Druid's Garden:
Basket of newly made smudge sticks Creating homemade smudge sticks with local ingredients is a wonderful activity to do this time of year.  As the plants die back, you can harvest whatever you aren’t using for other purposes and create a number of beautiful smudges that can be used for many different purposes:…

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Dark Chocolate Cheesecake: An Offering For Hecate’s Night – Gather Victoria

So on Hecate’s Night, in honour of She who Ensouls All, I will offer this Triple Chocolate Cheesecake. Made with a blend of dark, milk and white chocolate, ricotta cheese and featuring a dark chocolate almond crust, it is lightly spiced with cardamom and lavender (some of her traditional offerings) and the not so traditional addition of wild fennel seeds and (just

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Healing the Lungs, Grief, and Trauma Especially with all the deep sadness with the ongoing fires in California, the necessity to write on the herbs that heal our lungs is vital. My heart is humbled and heavy with what is happening with the world at large. Seeing these fires and shootings affect so many friends and community members, it really shook my core

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Edmund Fitzgerald History, The Fateful Journey

  The final voyage of the Edmund Fitzgerald began November 9, 1975, at the Burlington Northern Railroad Dock No.1, Superior, Wisconsin. Captain Ernest M. McSorley had loaded her with 26,116 long tons of taconite pellets, made of processed iron ore, heated and rolled into marble-size balls. Departing Superior about 2:30 pm, she was soon joined by the Arthur M. Anderson,

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New Moon in Scorpio | Moonthly Energy Report — Spirit de la Lune

  This New Moon in Scorpio is a very intense and emotional one. Many of us have been feeling the depths of this New Moon for several days now. Not only is it election time… but both the Moon and the Sun are in Scorpio right now. This means our inner world and outer world are both feeling that intensity

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The anatomy of anger, envy, sadness, and fear Negative emotions do us a great favor – they save us from ourselves. They’re mysterious signals, that oftentimes surge for “no apparent reason”, urging us to pay attention and change what we’re doing. Emotions that generate unpleasant feelings have been called sins (anger, envy), rejected in “polite” interaction (jealousy, frustration), or identified as

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Day of the Dead: Ritual and Ceremony  Little is firmly known about the particulars of today’s holiday since the limited sources available are either folkloric literature like the Celtic sagas or Roman authors who would have likely “trashed” the traditions of a culture with which they were often in conflict. Although, you can kind of imagine what really went on

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