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    Happy April!!!

    In this issue: Interview with Author Orion Foxwood Ostara with Goddess Cards The art of Erin Martinez And many more great articles!!! Horoscope Taurus 2010 Horoscope (Apr 20- May 20) Taurians you possess very significant characteristics special to this sign only. Uncertain times will plague you throughout the first quarter of the year, but don’t lose hope better times will arrive as the seasons change; you will find success in not only work but in family and love as well but be watchful of those who would have you to believe there is a pot o gold at the end of the rainbow, you will have to work hard for…

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    Meditation on Messages

    Spring is in the air and with it comes a multitude of possibilities.  The days are longer, and everything seems brighter.  We’re more open and receptive to what is happening.  The messages that are waiting for us are more accessible if you are willing to listen.For this meditation you’ll want to be outdoors or in a sunny area of the house.  Feel the sun on your face and feel it melt away any worry or anxiety you may have.  Feel the warmth fill you up and expand within you.  Feel it enter from the top of your head and flow down into your body.  Let it ease the ache in…

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    Wicca 101

    Witch Not to Wear How many of us remember having to wear stiff dress clothes in church, especially on Easter?  As children, we couldn’t wait to get home and out of them.  We hear people use the terms “Sunday best” and “goin’ to meetin’ clothes”.  Often there is an expected wardrobe for the clergy as well.  Even outside of church, Christian clergy often wear special clothes or business attire (suits).  Similarly, Buddhist monks and Muslim clerics wear distinctive clothes.  We have choices in both our daily and ritual garb, but also face stereotypes and misconceptions. The most common misconceptions are that witches wear black all the time and we are…

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    The Witch’s Cupboard

    Basil Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is also known as Albahaca, American Dittany, St. Joseph’s Work, Witches Herb, Our Herb, Feslien, Balanoi, Njilika and Sweet Basil.  It has many different varieties depending on how it is used.  For example, in Italian cooking, sweet basil is used.  In Asian cuisine, lemon basil, Thai basil and holy basil are used.  It is native to Iran and India and is also known in Asia, where it has been grown for over 5,000 years.   The word Basil derives from the Green “Basieus”, or King.  It was thought to be found growing where St. Constantine and Helen discovered the Holy Cross.  It has long been associated with…

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    The Indigo Child

    What is an Indigo Child? It has been said that Indigo children display innovative and bizarre psychological attributes, which up until a relatively short time ago had not been documented. Many skeptics suggest that the indigo child is nothing more than a child suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or some other type of mental disability but that could not be further than the truth. While yes some indigo children may well be diagnosed with ADHD the truth of the matter is that these children are just old souls striving to bring the world into the next level of human evolution. A majority of the indigo children posses what…

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    WiseWoman Traditions

    Sweet Taste of Spring March winds blow the sweet scent of maple sap boiling to my questing nose. When the days are warm and sunny and the nights below freezing, the sap rises in the trees. If those trees are sugar maples, then it is worth drilling a hole in the bark, inserting a tap, and collecting their sweet sap. There is so much sugar in sugar maple sap that it can be boiled and turned into maple syrup and maple sugar. There’s about one gallon of maple syrup and ninety-nine gallons of water in one hundred gallons of maple sap.* A hot fire and a slow but steady boil…

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    Auras

    How to see the aura Mental aura reading is a relatively rare skill to come across in a person. You need to learn not only how to see the aura but also how to interpret what is is that you see. While aura photography does exist it is met with much skepticism and does not replace your own personal intuition. Anyone can learn to see and read auras. The best way to begin is with people who are close to you whose personalities and histories you are familiar with. Not only are you already familiar with their energy, knowing their history and personality will help you interpret your findings. Begin…

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    Gems of the Goddess

    Hel – Norse Goddess of the Underworld As we transition to Spring, let us look at one of the biggest transformational Goddesses in Norse Mythology – Hel.  Hel is the Norse ruler and Goddess of the Underworld. The top half of her body is a woman, the bottom half of her body is only skeleton.  She is the daughter of trickster Loki and the frost giantess Angrboda.  Odin found her to be hideous and because of her appearance and the fact she was daughter of Loki, he banished her to the underworld of Hel (same as her name), also known as Helheim.  (This should not be confused with the Christian…

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    Callie’s Cavern

    Coral Coral is viewed by many cultures as a gift from the deities.  Ancients believed that if you polished, ground, cut, or carved Coral its magical energy would be destroyed.  It is also believed that if a piece of Coral breaks during magic, the broken pieces should be returned to the sea and a new piece should be used.  Pacific Islanders used Coral as an important piece in many religious and magical rites. In the Mediterranean it was thought to contain the life essence of the Mother Goddess who lived in the ocean.  Some Hindu cultures follow the belief that after death a soul lives in the ocean.  Coral was…

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    Song of a Daily Druid

    Song of a Daily Druid: How I Found a Home in Druidry In the beginning, I was a wild child, a woodsy child, a child who could concentrate all of my attention on holding perfectly still so as not to startle the robin in the grass. I could disappear into the tense air of rapt attention, forget my own little body completely as my eyes widened and my breath stilled. Once, the robin’s twitching eyes turned towards me, and I thought I heard it whisper… Cheer-up. Cheer-up, calmly, almost with amusement, you know, I can see you. That was when I was a very little girl. As sometimes happens, eventually I…