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    Storm Moon

    (Image via Unsplash)   Full moons in November or December are sometimes known as Storm Moons. Here’s my poetic take on that, and how it can feel when times are tough.   Storm Moon Storm moon coming Beating at the door Tempers are a raising Mood drop through the floor Hard times over Starvation ain’t the kill Hearts running hungry Stagnant water standing still Voices louder No one asking why Anger comes from the gut Emptiness from the sky Flowers drowning Crimping o’er with frost Tiny reminders Of just what you have lost Trees still bare Under February air But they need no help to get there To the green…

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    Book Review – Cosmic Flow: A Creative Guide to Harnessing the Rhythm of the Moon by Nikki Strange

    Book Review Cosmic Flow A Creative Guide to Harnessing the Rhythm of the Moon by Nikki Strange Leaping Hare Press 176 Pages     Cosmic Flow: A Creative Guide to Harnessing the Rhythm of the Moon by Nikki Strange is a journey through the eight (8) phases of the Moon’s cycles. The book is separated into these as eight sections and provides the reader with bite-size pieces of information. The journey begins with recommendations about how to make use of the book and the basics of the Sun and Moon’s energies. A nice little chart is offered that outlines the astrological signs and how these express themselves as your Sun…

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    Book Review – 10-Minute Moon Rituals: Easy Tips for Working with Each Astrological Sign to Develop Your True, Lunar Nature by Simone Butler

    Book Review 10-Minute Moon Rituals Easy Tips for Working with Each Astrological Sign to Develop Your True, Lunar Nature by Simone Butler 208 Pages     “10-Minute Moon Rituals” has two parts. The first is an introduction to the eight monthly phases of the moon and the characteristics of each. This link to author Simone Butler’s site http://astroalchemy.com/your-moon-power/ will determine your moon sign at birth so you can read up on your emotional nature, needs, wisdom from previous lives, and what can trip you up. Other sites, including this one, https://www.astrocal.co.uk/find-out-your-moon-phase/ will give you the phase of the moon. I was born under a waning gibbous moon. According to Simone,…

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    Book Review – Moon Spells Journal: Guided Rituals, Reflections and Meditations by Diane Ahlquist

    Book Review Moon Spells Journal Guided Rituals, Reflections and Meditations by Diane Ahlquist 192 Pages     … The moon has a powerful influence on our well-being. Each phase of the lunar cycle can impact our moods and emotions, bringing with it an energy that all of us can use to better understand ourselves and our desires. It’s time to embrace the moon’s energy and use its power for self-reflection and empowerment!…. Moon Spells Journal: Guided Rituals, Reflections and Meditations by Diane Ahlquist is the third (3rd) book in a series of writings dedicated to Moon Magic. Diane’s first two titles, Moon Spells: How to Use the Phases of the…

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    Moon Rituals For the Summer Excerpted from The Moon Spells Journal by Diane Ahlquist

    Moon Rituals For the Summer     JUNE In June, a month of long days and short nights, we experience the last moon of spring as solar energy is heating up, days lengthen, and we celebrate the peak of solar power. The world around continues to transform. Crops and herbs grow in leaps and bounds; hives are full of honey as bees take advantage of the long days and bountiful blooms. As the life-giving solar force heightens vibrations, fortifies resolve, and builds strength, we are impelled to make hay while the sun shines! Infused with warmth from the extended hours of daylight, nights are short, fragrant, and enthralling, packed with…

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    Book Review – Llewellyn’s Little Book of Moon Spells by Melanie Marquis

    Book Review Llewellyn’s Little Book of Moon Spells by Melanie Marquis 264 Pages     … Have you ever felt inspired or excited by a bright full moon, or found comfort and hope in the silvery glow of a crescent moon shining through a thin veil of clouds? As our closest celestial neighbor and the brightest, biggest object in the night sky, the moon has an undeniable connection to the planet we call home. In fact life, as we know it literally depends on it….1. Llewellyn’s Little Book of Moon Spells by Melanie Marquis is 13th in the series of Llewellyn’s “Little Books” covering a variety of topics specific to…

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    Book Review – Seasons of Moon and Flame: The Wild Dreamer’s Epic Journey of Becoming by Danielle Dulsky

    Book Review Seasons of Moon and Flame The Wild Dreamer’s Epic Journey of Becoming by Danielle Dulsky 376 Pages     ….There is much to be said for self-discipline, for keeping our promises to ourselves, for harboring a deep knowing that any new way of being in the world is going to come with moments of intermittent discomfort that must be welcomed as small rituals of growth and learning. 1. Seasons of Moon and Flame: The Wild Dreamer’s Epic Journey of Becoming by Danielle Dulsky is the second of this author’s books that I’ve had the pleasure to read and review. Her style and message is one of empowerment and…

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    Book Review – The Moon Fix: Harness Lunar Power for Healing and Happiness by Theresa Cheung

    Book Review The Moon Fix Harness Lunar Power for Healing and Happiness by Theresa Cheung 176 Pages     Oh where do I start? I love this book. Every Moon lover needs this book in their bookcase. The illustrations alone are so beautiful and magickal. I got such a calming feeling just looking at the pictures. They were so well thought out. Just about every page has a gorgeous Moon illustration by Indigo. There are 176 pages in this hard covered book. It starts out with an intro about the powers of the Moon, the divine principle and how to use this book. Chapter 1 talks about living with the…

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    Book Review – Modern Wicca: Beliefs and Traditions for Contemporary Life by Rowan Morgana

    Book Review Modern Wicca Beliefs and Traditions for Contemporary Life by Rowan Morgana 170 Pages I have never thought of Wicca as “modern”. In fact, back in the mid-to-late 1980’s, when I first began to explore this religion – and its co-religions Paganism, Heathenism, Druidism, and various forms of Witchcraft – it was routinely called “the Old Religion”. After reading books by scholars like Margaret Murray, Merlin Stone and Monica Sj??, among others, it made perfect sense to me that the ancients revered a great goddess over all and the rise of a patriarchal society gradually changed this to where the god ruled alongside the goddess but eventually took over…

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    A Woman’s Moon Center’s: A Key to Physical and Emotional Bliss

    A Woman’s Moon Center’s A Key to Physical and Emotional Bliss   While this particular column is not about a specific Goddess, it is about one more way that we can connect with Her through the moon and with our bodies. Right now, the world is in crisis due to COVID-19 and we need to use every tool at our disposal to keep ourselves safe and healthy, both physically and emotionally.     It is no secret that women are emotionally and psychically connected to the moon. It is no coincidence that more and more women are calling our periods, our moontime. In ancient times, before the advent of fluorescent…