Vote now for two Llewellyn titles for 2016 COVR Awards!
La Santa Muerte, by Tomás Prower (Contemporary Spirituality Category); Vote Here
Tending Brigid's Flame, by Lunaea Weatherstone (Shamanism & Wicca Books Category); Vote Here
Founded in 1996, the Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR) is an organization formed by a unique group of businesses that deal in "Visionary Resources," and who work with and support each other as independent retailers, manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, and publishers of visionary books, music, and merchandise.
For 2016, the nineteenth annual Visionary Awards, there are some changes.
Most notably, winners are
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Amy Herring, author of Astrology of the Moon and the new Essential Astrology.
Almost any astrology software or chart calculation website will also include an aspect grid: a table that shows you where all the planetary aspects are in your chart. This can be a handy, thorough guide to keeping track of all the chart aspects, but you can learn to spot the major aspects quickly in a chart just by eyeballing it. Here's how to do it.
Pick any planet in a chart and note its sign and degree. For example, let's use the Sun at 19° Sagittarius. Now, add and subtract your preferred orb amount to that degree number to get a range. Let's use a 5°
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Jessica Shepherd, author of The Love Alchemist's Notebook and the new Venus Signs.
Many of us are familiar with our Sun sign. Astrologically, our Sun represents our ego, and much like central command guiding the starship through the galaxy, our Sun generally thinks it knows exactly what we want. Unfortunately, our able leader sometimes fails to consult the other celestial crew members for their opinions, needs, and desires. When we ignore Venus—Goddess of Laughter and Pleasure, Queen of our Secret Desires and Erotic Pleasures—our world loses its sensual and aesthetic luster. Food loses its flavor, laughter rings hollow. We no longer get a
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Winter hasn't even begun, and already Mother Nature has been pummeling most of the United States with unseasonable cold and early snow storms. As of this morning, the giant storm that brought lake-effect snow to the Buffalo, New York area had left at least 6 feet (!!) of snow in its wake, and is being blamed for five deaths already. To add insult to injury, another storm is on the way, expected to bring an additional 2-3 feet of snow.
I'm strictly a Midwest girl, having lived part of my life in Wisconsin and part in Minnesota. I'm hardened to the cold and—having gone from house to house in a