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Sunday Inspiration: Dancing through insanity

These beautiful words come from Zola Dubnikova. During my dance class last night in Tel Aviv, the sirens went off. Rockets fell from the sky, but we didn’t hear them because we were dancing so deeply. Jerusalem is on fire my friend told me the other day. In the south, the people are living in bomb shelters – in the South and in Gaza, full war… For me it doesn’t seem real on my mountain in the North of Israel. The dance classes after mine were all cancelled because of […]

Sunday inspiration: A beautiful Leo Sunrise and poem

Thanks to Astrococktail for this incredible image.   Leo by Diana Henderson Oh, embracer of life Whose inner sun warms us all, We, your subjects, are soon enthralled By the magic of your performance. You prance upon the stage Amid the dance of sashay and promenade. The story teller turns the page With great fanfare and abandon, And the tale grows ripe and lusty, Rich as raisins baked on California vines. The teller and the tale do blend a potent wine ~ More outrageous and ever more divine ~ With […]

Sunday inspiration from Anam Cara

A Blessing May the light of your soul guide you May the light of your soul bless the work you do with the secret love and warmth of your heart. May you see in what you do the beauty of your own soul. May the sacredness of your work bring healing, light and renewal to those who work with you and to those who see and receive your work. May your work never weary you. May it release within you wellsprings of refreshment, inspiration and excitement. May you be present […]

Sunday Poetry for the Summer Solstice


Midsummer by JT Midsummer — Longest day Shortest night Longest light Shortest dark The world within Echoes the world without Lush foliage, leaves unfurled Soft springy grass dotted with Brightly colored flowers peeping through The earth is green and bright With warm sunny days Clear velvety blue skies Gentle cool breezes Nature in glory Our hopes blossom Creativity flowers With the season The seeds of the fruit Our desires will bear Can be seen On the stems Of our dreams

Sunday inspiration: Trusting the future

(reposted from 2012) Astrologers have a reputation, which we ourselves and our forbears have propagated, of being able to foretell the future.  If you run a Google search for “Can astrology predict the future,” the very first article is from a well-known astrology site titled “Predicting the future with astrology.” The hunger to know the future is not, of course, limited to astrology.  Climatologists, stockbrokers, economists – all are paid to predict the future.  All fail miserably. In our personal lives we long to know the outcome of our personal […]

Sunday inspiration: when bad planets happen to good people


I mean the title as a bit of a joke – an homage to the self-help book from the 1970s by Harold Kushner.  But it’s no joke when tragic events happen in our own lives or to someone we love. Over the past five years of such intense planetary drama these stories seem to occur more frequently, at least in my life.  The bride-to-be whose fiance dies of a heart attack five days before the wedding.  The parents who lose two children in the space of a year.  The friend […]

Sunday inspiration: Living wide open

Living Wide Open: Landscapes of the Mind I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible; to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance, to live so that which came to me as seed goes to the next as blossom, and that which came to me as blossom, goes on […]

Sunday Inspiration from Kelly Lee Phipps

  Kelly Lee Phipps is a brilliant astrologer who was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer this year. He posted this poem on his Facebook page. SATORI Two circles unite sun and moon move together eternity flows One heart opens wide living waters surged inward tears crawling from our stories This sacred flow aspires to express the divine through a fountain of radiant wisdom As rain falls on the cracked ground fertilizing being in the depths of pure, fiery satori As in the heavens, so in each of us, we ascend fully […]

Sunday Inspiration for Autumn: Reawakening

Smell the fallen leaves as they are decaying – it is your body. Feel the raindrops on your skin – it is your blood. Feel the hardness of stone and the softness of the breeze – it is your breath. Become soft like the wind and speak to the leaves as they fall, releasing and forgiving and renewing in the whole. Flow with the cycle of life for life is your tissue that binds it all together as one dream. Then, when you close your eyes, return to Source and […]

Sunday Saturn inspiration: “Routine is freedom from time”

“Routine is not a prison, but the way to freedom from time.  The apparently measured time has immeasurable space within it, and in this it resembles music.” ― May Sarton I’m afraid I have still been a bit in the Underworld after a very trying twelve months, but a bit more rest and rejuvenation and I will be back in full swing.  The Planetary Illuminations report had to go on hiatus in October but will be back in November. Saturn is preparing to square my Moon, and as the Prince of […]