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    Stones Corner

    Crystals for Irritability Carry or hold these stones to help calm your irritability. Jade Jade is a relaxation stone.  It reduces tension in life and wearers feel calmer.  It brings emotional   said to give off peace.  Thought of as a good luck charm to ward off evil.  It aids the stomach and digestive tract.  An Ancient Chinese stone for health, wealth, and harmony.   Amethyst A Stone of spiritual upliftment.  Mind quieting, wear it to reduce anger and impatience.  It aides in sleep and helps with nightmares.  Stress reliever.  Headache reducer.  Aids with sobriety in addictions of any kind.  Famous ancient detoxifier, especially helped with poisons and alcohol.  Worn…

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    She Who is all – The Goddess of Ten Thousand Names

    Ixcacau In honor of Valentine’s Day and the exorbitant amount of chocolate that is given as gifts, this month we honor Ixcacau, the Mayan Goddess of Chocolate and Cocoa (the word “cocoa” comes from Her name). Ixcacau was a symbol of strength. She was one of the Ancient Fertility Goddesses, a Goddess of the Earth, a Goddess of Abundance. Hunger was banished as She took responsibility to feed Her people. Her people never feared under her protection. She was also worshipped in Central and South Americas, and for the Azteccs, She was Xochiquetzal, Goddess of Fertility, Flowers and Fruit. There are several stories of Her that stand out in the…

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    Notes from the Apothecary

    Notes from the Apothecary: Lovage It is an herb of the Sun, under the sign of Taurus. (Culpeper, 17th Century).   Lovage is a tall, beautiful, leafy herb in the same family as Angelica and carrots. Similar in aroma to celery, this herb is just as edible if not as popular in our modern kitchens. It is native to Europe and Asia, so may be harder to find in the Americas, however you can certainly buy seeds online to grow your own. The name may originally have been ‘love-ache’, which actually means ‘Love Parsley’, which is understandable as the leaves have a similar shape and smell to flat leafed parsley.…

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    A Moment for Meditation

    Ten Light Bodies of Consciousness *Commencing this month, I will be expanding the column to include other aspects of Kundalini Yoga, while still talking about meditation along the way. As always, I am more than happy to answer your questions.* **The Ten Light Bodies of Consciousness are a combination of Kundalini Yoga and Tantric Numerology, which will be discussed more in depth later in the column.** You, as an individual, are more than just your physical body. You have ten light bodies. Like the chakras that we have talked about the last 7 months, the light bodies are all extremely important to your well-being and, at times, overlap in their…

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    Witches Soul Work

    Witches Soul Work: Surviving Mercury Retrograde   There is a superstition bounding around the Wiccan, Pagan and New Age communities that communication will somehow be horribly affected when mercury goes retrograde within the astrological chart and all hell will break loose. The fear it invokes in some is truly surprising! People believe that because Mercury rules communication, clear thinking, truth and travel when the planet goes retrograde things to do with communication and travel seem to be difficult, problematic and messy. (1) Sometimes this is just a self-fulfilling prophecy; we believe communication will get screwed up so it does. If we are looking for validation that it’s real, we find…

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    Finding Avalon

    The Path of Enchantment   The icy breath of Winter surrounds me as I make my way down the Path of Enchantment. Branches, heavy with freshly fallen snow, glisten in the noon-day sun. Bird song fills the air, reminding me that though the land is barren, life still remains in this wondrous world. Avalon awaits me, the Blessed Isle longs for our return… In Finding Avalon, I will be searching for the sacredness and beauty that can be found in not only Nature, but in the “ordinary” world that surrounds us. There is enchantment to be found in woodland and city alike, the very fabric of Avalon lives within All.…