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Halloween, Day of the Dead and the Death card

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Halloween, Day of the Dead and the Death card

We are well into the dark Season now, today being Halloween and Samhain - feeling like the quintessential fall day: gusty winds blowing leaves off trees, air chilling to the bone (with a side of rain which we can do without, I think!). It's a most perfect time to cozy up, surround yourself with candles, sip piping hot tea, put together tasty sweets for trick-or-treaters. But more than that, it is an excellent time to turn away from the  distractions of the outside world, and turn the focus inward, reflecting on how we feel during this time of year; how we can better...

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WITCHfest North 2019!

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WITCHfest North 2019!

Initially conjured up by Monica Bodirsky in 2017, WITCHfest North is a month-long Toronto festival celebrating women in the arts who identify as Witches, Wiccans and Pagans but open for all to attend and participate!

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Celebrating Mabon BY Vanessa

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Celebrating Mabon    BY Vanessa

As Summer quickly fades, leaves change to shades of vivid red and burnt orange, a crispness in the air follows, and the Wheel of the Year makes its' turn toward the final seasonal celebration known as Mabon, or the Autumn Equinox. For us in the Northern hemisphere, this will occur on September 23rd. The Equinox signifies a point of perfect balance of light and dark in the sky - eventually, darkness will grow leading us into the heart of winter. A time of the Great Harvest, Mabon completes the Wheel's cycle before beginning again at Samhain (Halloween). Traditionally, the last harvesting and...

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How Gem Elixirs Support Flower Essence Therapy BY Alaskan Essences

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How Gem Elixirs Support Flower Essence Therapy   BY Alaskan Essences

The Role of Flower Essences

Flower essences are our teachers. They teach us about self-awareness and help us understand life’s lessons. They help us gain insights into ways of thinking, doing and being, that don’t contribute to our highest good. They help balance fear with courage so we can make good choices and respond to life instead of reacting. They provide new ways for us to perceive ourselves and our lives—making them powerful allies on our life journey.

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Elements through the Tarot: FIRE BY Vanessa

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Elements through the Tarot: FIRE   BY Vanessa

The Wheel has just turned a notch for us in the Northern Hemisphere, passing over the cross-quarter celebration of Lammas on August 1st - traditionally a time marking the high agricultural season and harvest, as well as gathering as community to give thanks for the fruitfulness and abundance the earth has provided. Of course, harvest time would not be possible without the heat and power of the glorious sun, coaxing seedlings to grow and flourish into fields of grain, fruit, and vegetables ripe for the picking. For this reason, Lammas is associated with the power of the sun and element...

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