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This Bitter Earth – Vernal Equinox

by angeliska on March 22, 2017

The Vernal Equinox heralds Persephone’s return into the light, beckoning her back up to the land of the living. Coming back slowly into consciousness – the body wakes up, remembers how to breathe, sigh, sing again. This Pluto transit I’ve (…)

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Beltane Vivification

by angeliska on May 1, 2014

Today is Beltane, the first day of May, and the world is bright and beautiful – at least, it is from where I’m sitting. Out my window, climbing roses twine over the gate, and my garden is coming along nicely (…)

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Mysterious Wisteria – The Awakening

by angeliska on April 29, 2014

I’ve been saying it over and over for the past few weeks now: I feel like I’ve woken up from a strange dream. Or more, it’s like waking up from a dream within a dream within a dream – never (…)

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Fledgling Heart

by angeliska on May 21, 2013

It’s springtime, still – just barely, but there are still lots of baby birds hatching out there. Much of the work I’ve been doing on myself over the past few months has been inspired by those little birds, and by (…)

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Beltane Fire – Pink Moon

by angeliska on May 1, 2013

Calloo, callay, it’s May Day! I’ve been fighting off the annual Scorpio moon lethargy that apparently strikes me every year – strange but true, I find myself struggling to climb a seemingly endless mountain of correspondence, household chores, gardening et (…)

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FLORALIA

by angeliska on May 1, 2012

I am alas, not out a’Maying, drinking rose cordials in meadows or naked night-swimming under the moon. I am not laughing and dancing around a Maypole, or jumping over bonfires, like a fleet-footed fairy over the flames. Instead I am (…)

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Eastertimes

by angeliska on April 5, 2012

It’s almost time for our annual Easter Egg Hunt and Garden Party! I’ve always loved this holiday, ever since I was little. I don’t think I ever absorbed the religious implications – I was raised Episcopalian (aka. Catholic Lite) and (…)

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Springtime Scents

by angeliska on April 5, 2012

This springtime in Texas has been truly glorious – we’ve had a very mild winter with only one or two minor freezes, and more rain than anyone’s seen in ages. It truly feels like an earthly benediction, after the brutal (…)

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Magic Windows #12

by angeliska on April 20, 2010

Hooray, it’s Magic Windows time! It’s been the most gorgeous, luscious spring here – the last few days have been stormy and sullen (in a really enticing way!) Normally, I’m not a fan of gray and gloomy weather, but the (…)

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La Reine Masquée de Mai

by angeliska on May 1, 2009

A belated May day wish is better than none- I wished so much today to be dancing around a Maypole, garlanded in roses and festooned with flowers! Perhaps tomorrow? I wouldn’t mind swinging in the forest in frills and very (…)

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