THIS WEEK’S READ:
Warning! Warning! Mercury’s gone Retrograde!
You’ve heard the Mercury Retrograde warnings: don’t get in a fight with your boss, don’t get in a fight with your spouse, don’t get in a fight with your mom (in fact, if you’re feeling fight-y, give yourself a time out in a cave high in the Himalayas), don’t sign contracts, and be sure to wear a hat, ’cause your computer’s bound to implode and get viscous electronic goo all over your just washed hair.
Mercury Retrograde is like Darth Vader: stalking us through the year, making our lives miserable for the amusement of the dark forces of the universe.
Before you drink the Kool-Aid (yup, I’m going full 80’s on you, probably because every house we’ve looked at this week was built in that era of questionable architectural taste), let’s get the low down on what Mercury Retrograde really is:
What if you could feel what you feel... guilt free? You could savor anger, lick up loneliness, and relish frustration. Roll it in your mouth and caress it with your tongue. What if you knew that tears cleanse the palette and bitter fuels the fire? What if no one ever...read more
Snow is a nuisance if you plan to celebrate the New Year in high heels and a little black dress... ... but for those of us who are staying home by the fire to dream in the New Year, the snow lends a certain surreal softness. With the edges blurred, it's a easier to...read more
There's something about the dark that lets us find our deepest truths. As the nights get longer, I find myself whispering dreams and knowings, letting them surface in the gentle dark. Things which can't yet bear the light of day, can find their way to the surface of...read more
Here’s my secret: There was no master plan. I didn’t visualize herb shops in two states, a couple of books, and a vibrant online community (online??! says ten-years-ago me, that’s crazy-pants!). The year destiny wrapped me ‘round her little finger and tugged my life...read more
Think of yourself as a seed, deep in the Earth's dark soil... What do you dream of becoming? Do you know your passion? Your form? The shape of your flower? The acorn knows all of this. Even though it will take a decade for it to mature beyond sapling and a hundred...read more
Some people are grateful all the time. I'm not one of them. I tend to be a striver, an achiever, a "what's next?" kinda gal. For me, gratitude has to be a ritual, otherwise it only happens on the rare occasion when something completely out of the ordinary whacks me...read more