random can be good (FemCentral)Sent Sunday, June 9, 2013
Hello! I hope everyone had a fabulous week. If the energy seemed off or odd or just unusual on Wednesday or Thursday, you may want to check out Monday's astrology post, "Facing Our Naked Self (Entering the Universe's Sensory Deprivation Chamber)."
I intended to focus on "energy" all week, and instead, well, the title of Wednesday's post sums up the week best: "And now, for a bit of random-ness " But, regardless of how unified the posts were, there […]
have you fallen into this trap? (FemCentral)Sent Sunday, June 2, 2013
The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition. ~ Carl Sagan You may have noticed there wasn't a newsletter last week? Last Saturday, I made an "executive" decision to stop sending out newsletters on (US) holiday weekends. It's part of my campaign to quit working myself so hard!
And, I made "ambition," especially EXCESS of ambition, the "theme of the week." Did you know that Ralph Waldo Emerson criticized Henry David […]
the goddess within (FemCentral)Sent Sunday, May 19, 2013
Greetings!I hope everyone had a great week! In keeping with the theme of "Mother," this week we explored the Divine Mother and Her treatment and suppression throughout history. I am very grateful to Barbara G. Walker for her research. Large portions of this week's posts were excerpted from her The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets .
On Monday, I focused on the role of Venus in your birthchart. Tomorrow, the Sun moves into Gemini, so look for a […]
mother's day proclamation (FemCentral)Sent Sunday, May 12, 2013
Mother's Day Proclamationby Julia Ward Howe1870 Arise, then, women of this day!Arise, all women who have hearts,Whether our baptism be of water or of tears! Say firmly:"We will not have great questions decided by irrelevant agencies,
Our husbands will not come to us, reeking with carnage, for caresses and applause.Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearnAll that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience.We, the women of one […]
takin' it easy (FemCentral)Sent Sunday, May 5, 2013
"Get More Energy Expert" and FemCentral columnist, Laurie Erdman, set the tone for this week's theme with her post, The Power of Slow. This also happens to be a perfect topic for the current Sun in Taurus energy!
Speaking of astrology (don't I always?), we have a New Moon/Solar Eclipse on Thursday, which is also the day that Venus moves into Gemini. I'll write all about it for tomorrow's "Moon-Day" post. This past week, we had a guest writer for the […]
do you know your natural element? (FemCentral)Sent Sunday, April 28, 2013
Do you ever wonder if your individual contribution to being "environmentally friendly" can really make a difference? Are the soda cans and beer bottles we put on the curb each week, actually affecting anything? Honestly, do we help the whole world
if we stop using paper towels? It is difficult to make the extra effort, and spend the extra money, to help the environment when we have no idea if our contribution is having any impact. A couple years […]
Thursday's Full Moon (FemCentral)Sent Sunday, April 21, 2013
I'm a little nervous to send out a newsletter this week. I've got so many different things going on, that I keep making little, odd mistakes, mixed in with the occasional BIG mistake. Hopefully, I'll be back to "normal" in a couple of weeks.There is a Full Moon in Scorpio this Thursday, exact at 3:57pm EDT. I wanted to go ahead and share my suggested Full Moon "release ritual," as it requires a little prep.
Remember that the Moon is always full when it […]
did your "leap of faith" turn into a free-fall? (FemCentral)Sent Sunday, April 14, 2013
Hello! Don't forget that the latest FemCentral writing prompt is due Friday, April 19. All who participate are entered in a drawing for a chance to win a free Birthday "Mini" Reading!
Less than three weeks until I take these "teacher certification" exams, and I'm studying in my "spare" time (which isn't much!). But, thanks to the exams, I discovered the concept of "self-handicapping," which was a perfect way to end this week's theme on leaping and […]
do you tell yourself "stories"? (FemCentral)Sent Sunday, April 7, 2013
Where I grew up, a "story" was often synonymous with "lie." Maybe that's why I had such a push/pull reaction to this week's theme, The Stories We Tell Ourselves. Wednesday's excerpt from Writing for Your Life
, about making up a happy past and treating it as if it were Truth, had me squirming. (But itching to try it at the same time!) In Tuesday's post, I looked at how a car wreck caused me to realize that I'm now framing events of my life differently […]
how assertive are you? (FemCentral)Sent Sunday, March 31, 2013
Like all the church's "movable feasts," Easter shows its pagan origin in a dating system based on the old lunar calendar. It is fixed as the first Sunday after the first FULL MOON after the Spring Equinox... - The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets by Barbara G. WalkerFor all who celebrate - HAPPY EASTER! Last year, I posted an
article on the origins of Easter's symbols and sacred objects. It covers bunnies and hot cross buns and lilies, and […]