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Samain                                                                              Stent Moon Three of astrology’s major planets are visible early in the morning: Venus, Mercury, and Jupiter. Due to the tree line and Black Mountain I could only see Venus, the morning star. Beautiful. I’m continuing my experiments with oil painting, getting more experience, wondering about all the tricks and tools of the trade. […]

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The Flame Narrative

Samain                                                                                Stent Moon Bought this ceramic container a few years back, probably during a Woolly Mammoth retreat at Valhelga, the Helgeson’s family retreat on a lake close to Collegeville, home of St. John’s Monastery. It reminds me of the modest clay cylinders that held the Dead Sea Scrolls and I loved the brown to black […]

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Just One Tree.

Samain                                                                             Stent Moon Been thinking about actions to fight climate change. The inversion of the Great Work championed by his Satanic Majesty, the orange tumor on our democracy, threatens human genocide. Intentional mass murder of potentially billions. Hitler and his crowd? Pikers. Realizing that at least for now the country at the Federal level is […]

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The Great Work Inverted

Samain                                                                                                Stent Moon “The United States has an abundance of natural resources and is not going to keep them in the ground,” Mr. Griffith said. “We strongly believe that no country should have to sacrifice their economic prosperity or energy security in pursuit of environmental sustainability.” Wells Griffith, Trump’s international energy and climate advisor, NYT, […]

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Ensouled or Disenchanted or…?

Samain                                                                           Stent Moon Astrology is a thicket of wild claims, unjustified certainty, and intriguing utility. Sorta like religion. In my reading so far I’ve found sensible, modest intellectuals who lean on the utility, using this ancient discipline (Mesopotamian in origin.) to promote self-knowledge. I’ve also found, as you might expect, a number of at least […]

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The Duke

Samain                                                                          Stent Moon Jon, Ruth, and Gabe came up Saturday evening. The Instapot proved capable of turning a rump roast into a more tender cut of meat. Using a pressure cooker at elevation makes a lot of sense. Almost of all the roast plus potatoes, carrots and parsnip disappeared down mostly functional gastro-intestinal tracts. The […]

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When the moon is in the 7th house…

Samain                                                                         Stent Moon Mercury retrograde. Elisa said this would be a time when I would remember my dreams. I have recalled some, definitely more than usual. I’d also reassess my life, letting new things in, chucking the no longer useful. Well. Over the last month plus I’ve read a lot, and I mean a lot […]

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What if the light at the end of the tunnel is an oncoming train?

Samain                                                                          Stent Moon Chum is in the water. It may be Sharknado for he who shall not be named’s presidency. Part of Michael Cohen’s testimony indicates that individual-1, i.e. 45, the orange tumor on our democracy, ordered hush payments to two women with whom he had affairs, Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal. Note the state […]

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Protecting.

Samain                                                                       Stent Moon October, the healing moon. November, the recovery moon. December, the stent moon. A quarter of a year with an intense focus on keeping Kate alive and then making her well. Well, well worth it. Last night, an odd, sad, disturbing, necessary evening. If you’ve ever encountered preparedness training for a business, school, […]

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Seeing.

Samain                                                                    Thanksgiving Moon Into On the Move Fitness for a new workout: side lunges on the TRX, oblique isometrics with bands, a twisting shoulder press, planks, stepups with weight, push ups from an exercise ball, crunches on an exercise ball. I always feel so much better when I exercise routinely. Long ago I decided regular […]

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