Hermes Psychopompos Rules During This Mercury Retrograde Samhain


Endings and beginnings are written into the stars this Samhain. [Read more...]

Libra Lunar Eclipse Calls Us Together–or Asks Us to Journey Alone

This partial lunar eclipse highlights the tension between group needs and individual desires.

This eclipse calls us to look to the ways in which we feed our groups, and our groups feed us. There’s plenty of planetary energy calling for the end of structures which no longer serve, for us to break free and go it alone if it’s necessary. Or maybe, to find a community when we least expect it. [Read more...]

Getting Real Under the Virgo Sun

Mercury-ruled Virgo: sign of service, healing, and seeking perfection.

It’s Virgo season, and I’m doing a most Virgo thing—clearing clutter to prepare for the next stage in my life. My Shy Engineer and I will begin house hunting in September. [Read more...]

Traveling green brings rich rewards

A tour bus would miss wonderful sites like this North Boston street festival honoring St. Agrippina. (Note the "Strega" sponsorship, which I found very amusing.) Photo by Kathy Nance.

While I’m “pinch me, I’m dreaming” thrilled to be able to see so many parts of the country, I also am conscious of how much this is adding to my carbon footprint. Even though air travel is a form of mass transit, it also is very energy intensive per person. I’m reducing my impact by using public transit and eating local — and taking other green suggestions! [Read more...]

Bless the Bees–It Wouldn’t Be Lughnassadh Without Them


As we prepare to celebrate the first of our three harvest festivals, let’s not forget that so many of the foods we eat in celebration would not exist without pollinators, especially bees. And the bees are dying. [Read more...]

Monday’s Grand Sextile Powers Manifestation Magic

The Star card

As two Grand Trines unite, it’s time for manifestation magic! The two triangles, one pointing upwards representing matter, one pointing downwards, representing spirit descending into matter. Shiva and Shakti joined in ecstasy. Heaven and Earth as one, just asking you to plant the seeds of your desire, because the earth is moist, fertile and ready. [Read more...]

Home-made Yogurt: Healthy Miracle in a Jar

Jars of yogurt-to-be in a yogurt machine.

Is yogurt and honey “the food of the Gods?” It’s certainly the preferred summer breakfast food for this goddess. [Read more...]