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  • Heartlines, part 1

    I thought once how Theocritus had sung Of the sweet years, the dear and wished-for years, Who each one in a gracious hand appears To bear a gift for mortals, old or young And, as I mused it in his antique tongue, I saw, in gradual vision through my tears, The sweet, sad years, the

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  • Don’t panic! It’s just Mercury Retrograde!

    It’s that glorious time of year again when you open your feed on Bloglovin and find everyone suddenly posting about Mercury Retrograde. Ten things to avoid during Mercury Rx! How to get through Mercury Rx! What to Expect when Mercury is Rx! And now that it’s entered the internet zeitgeist (check out all the Mercury

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  • How to use tarot to know what your lover is thinking

    Short answer: Nope. Long answer: Last week I was approached by a fellow reader (not a professional, but a devoted cartomancer) with a question. She said that when she read for other people, she felt her intuition was spot on. No question too big, no spread of cards too small. But when she read for

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  • Where do you grow from here?

    On Tuesdays, I let the cards do the asking. The question I’m pondering today, “Where do you grow from here?” Featuring the Seven of Pentacles from the Victoria Regina Tarot by Sarah Ovenall.   What question is this card asking you? How do you answer it?

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  • Writer’s Block and the Throat Chakra

    There has been a slew of coincidences in the last twenty-seven days (of 2014 – hello!) that have lead me to confront some throat chakra (Vishuddha) issues I’ve been dealing with. One in particular on New Year’s Eve when I was pulling cards for Facebook friends. In reciprocation, a rune was cast for me and

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  • Explaining Jesus

    Christmas is a weird time for heathens. I love the snow, yule tree and twinkly lights, after all. I’ve weaseled out of the meatier Christmas stuff in the past by opting for Solstice celebrations in my house and letting the kids do Christmas with their dad and his family. Those celebrations are largely secular anyway

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  • Falling ill

    It’s mid October, which means that the Fingerlakes region of New York has been elevated from strikingly beautiful to car-accident-inducing, stomach-aching gorgeousness. When I drive through the countryside, it’s all I can do to resist the urge to pull over and snap photos of the trees in every color ((Sometimes I succumb to temptation)). It’s

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  • Tapping the root

    I am on day four of adding burdock decoction to my daily routine. Arctium lappa, Burdock, if you don’t know, is that low, large leafey plant that, in the summer, makes wonderful umbrellas for gnomes. In the fall, second year plants will shoot up a stalk with burrs that stick to everything (it inspired Velcro!).

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