Posts in the “FASCINATIONS” category

ARMOR/ARDOR – Full Moon in Cancer

by angeliska on January 12, 2017

Tonight is the first full moon of 2017 – a warm and unseasonably balmy night, even for January in Texas. I don’t really feel like writing, at least not much here – but I do feel like sharing, just a (…)

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THE WHEEL TURNS: A PORTAL OPENS INTO A STRANGE NEW YEAR

by angeliska on December 31, 2016

We are coming through the tunnel of winter, passing through the portal into a new time. The sun is being reborn, and with it, a new day – & a hopefulness. It’s almost gone, this wild and unpredictable year that (…)

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Norns of Winter – Solstice Wishes

by angeliska on December 21, 2016

Last night was the longest and darkest night in 500 years, or so I was told… I was up late writing, and the moon shone bright over my backyard, illuminating the bare trees and dead leaves. Tonight I honor the (…)

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Ô Saisons, ô Châteaux !

by angeliska on November 5, 2016

Ô saisons ô châteaux, 
 Quelle âme est sans défauts ? 

Ô saisons, ô châteaux,
 J’ai fait la magique étude
 Du Bonheur, que nul n’élude.

 Ô vive lui, chaque fois
 Que chante son coq gaulois.

 Mais ! je n’aurai plus (…)

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Texas Holy Water

by angeliska on November 3, 2016

Is it November, or is it still August? It’s hard to tell honestly – hard to say that Fall has come here, because the earth is cracked and the leaves are crisped, but not with winter’s chill. Sweat still trickles (…)

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Frog + Toad in August Storms

by angeliska on August 29, 2016

I’ve discovered a strange pattern recently – a restlessness in my spirit that seems to hit me every year around this time, and keeps me from sleep. Some unseen goblin has been sitting on my chest like the one in (…)

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A Paean For The Goblin King

by angeliska on January 14, 2016

After my last sweet visitor had headed home the night of the 10th, after a perfect and beautiful birthday, full of friends and children and kindness and sweet medicine and pierogis, I sat alone at my kitchen table covered in (…)

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FEAST + FAMINE

by angeliska on November 26, 2015

It’s Thanksgiving time, and the cornucopias are overflowing. Refrigerators are stuffed full, a fruitful spread laden with more dishes than the table can hold, bellies filled to bursting. It’s a harvest pageant, an ancient feast where we eat our fill (…)

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11.11.15. – NEW MOON IN SCORPIO

by angeliska on November 11, 2015

I woke this morning of November the 11th to strange dreams again. My subconscious likes to dredge them up for me on this day, make me face them in the wavering dawn light, parse their dark meanings, sit with their (…)

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Katrina, Ten Years Later – by Raven Hinojosa

by angeliska on September 4, 2015

As I was struggling to write my own recent piece commemorating the decade since Katrina hit, I found myself thinking about my friend Raven, a lady who has been in my life since we were both wee rag-tag teenage snippets, (…)

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