Advice

Twelve Days After Christmas & a New Moon on New Year’s Day!

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Often after the holidays (Christmas), there’s a feeling of let-down and ennui. Complex feelings of endings and beginnings arise. It’s important to realize we can continue celebrating and staying festive for 12 days after Christmas. From Dec. 26 to Jan. 6, we celebrate the Twelve Days After Christmas ending at Twelfth Night, Jan. 6, Epiphany,…

Things That Sparkle, Resemble Stars and Planets, etc.

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Saturday, Dec. 21 after the Sun enters Capricorn and Winter Solstice begins, Venus (love, finances, beauty, resources and gifts) retrogrades (29 degrees Capricorn). For those still considering gifts for Christmas (a daunting task), here are some imaginative ideas. Consider things that sparkle and shine, resembling stars and planets. Things tasting divine. Things hand-sewn with a…

Countering the Darkness With Festivals of Light

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  It’s a busy upcoming week of feast days, rituals and festivals. Rituals (of goodness, gratitude and giving) counter the season’s darkness, framing it in light. Each day of Christian Liturgy is a saint’s day, celebrating the life of one who exhibited deep spiritual presence and actions in the world (like Nelson Mandela). Each saint’s…

Flesh Prince

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By Amy Alkon My boyfriend of two years has always disparaged gentlemen’s clubs. I truly believed him until he visited his family and I searched Google Maps on his computer for something in his hometown. The text box predicted “strip clubs” there. I confronted him, and looking to prove me wrong, he showed me his…

Living Thankfully — For Each New Morning With its Light

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Thanksgiving is Thursday (it’s Hanukkah, 8-day Jewish Festival of Lights). Mercury in Scorpio trines Jupiter in Cancer – a cosmic message (Mercury) of thankfulness (Jupiter). Let us begin a ritual of Living Thankfully in the coming days & weeks. Let us remember to perform actions today (tomorrow, etc.) that we will be thank-full for in…

Moody Call

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By Amy Alkon Ten months ago, while studying abroad, I had one wonderful night with a girl. We kissed and danced the night away. She lives in Brazil, but we’ve communicated regularly via Skype and email. I’ve never felt such a strong connection. Recently, I asked what she wanted, and she said to be together…