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Once upon a time, we were all part of the earth. The birds, the animals, the plants, the dirt, and us. We were one family, related, bonded, and each holding a thread to the same ancestral story that is life on earth. Throughout the generations, however, we lost that connection. Now, Leeza Robertson, creator of The Animal Totem Tarot, discusses the power of Animal Totems in helping us reconnect with the earth—and achieving our goals.
For millennia, our culture has been dominated by the masculine and monotheistic religions of the Abrahamic tradition. J.A. Kent, author of the new Goddess and the Shaman, explores the politics of divinity, from gender and history to what it means to let the Goddess lead.
Date: 2016-03-14 By: Amy Herring
In the map of the sky that is the astrology chart, the positions of the planets are noted by the sign they are in and, more precisely, the degree they inhabit within that sign, each sign being 30° wide. However, because the planets move and their relative position to each other is not fixed like the signs (until we freeze them into place in an astrology chart for a time and place), they can wind up anywhere within the range of 30° of a sign when a chart is calculated. A planetary aspect is therefore defined more specifically by the actual degree distance between two planets. So how are aspects defined? And what do they mean? Amy Herring, author of the new Essential Astrology, explains.
Date: 2016-03-08 By: Katalin Koda
As we approach the Spring Equinox, we feel the warming air and are inspired by the natural beauty of rebirth after winter. The story of Demeter and Persephone powerfully captures the unfolding of the seasons, welcoming in new light. This myth is a tale of the deep connection between mother and daughter and also the story of maidenhood and
Date: 2016-03-07 By: Margaret Ann Lembo
We all strive for more health, happiness, and hope in our lives. This enhanced well-being can be as simple as integrating any number of aroma-energetic practices into your life; these practices combine the powerful effects of aromatherapy and energy for a more powerful result. Margaret Ann Lembo, author of Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones; and the new Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing, provides 16 aroma-energetic wellness tips to integrate into your life.
Date: 2016-02-29 By: Margaret Ann Lembo
Simply hearing the word "change" can bring up resistance. We are taught from the beginning that change is hard, and we will sometimes resist change with all our might even if we know that what awaits on the other side would be much healthier for us. Knowing this, how do we begin the process of pursuing those goals that require change? Jenny Mannion, author of the new A Short Path to Change, provides 10 tips to get us started.
Date: 2016-02-22 By: Cyndi Dale
Chakras are everywhere. They are referenced in yoga and meditation. And, we know a lot about how chakras affect our lives. But how much do we know about the science of chakras? Cyndi Dale, author of the new Llewellyn's Complete Book of Chakras, explains how science explains our chakras.
Date: 2016-02-18 By: Richard Webster
Being grateful for what you have, rather than focusing on what you don't have, enables you to focus on the positive aspects of your life. Gratitude is a spiritual practice, and a regular ritual of writing down all the good things that happen to you on a daily basis will enhance your life enormously. You can also use your feelings of gratitude
Date: 2016-02-15 By: Barbara Moore
In February 2015, Italian tarot publisher Lo Scarabeo created a Kickstarter campaign to turn the content created for a European publication called "Partworks" into a beautiful, comprehensive reference. The result? Tarot Fundamentals, a labor of love ten years in the making. Barbara Moore discusses.
Date: 2016-02-09 By: Aaron Leitch
You might have noticed New Year's Day tends to fall at different times in different cultures. But, whenever you celebrate the new year (and even throughout the year!), it is not surprising that our culture has developed its own magickal traditions surrounding this important time of change and hope. This is good old fashioned witchery—simple little charms and rituals performed at home, allowing ourselves and our families to grab the reins of the new year and attempt to steer it in a positive direction right from its very first moments. Aaron Leitch provides ten simple charms to attract abundance as we enter another new year.