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The versatile trench coat

Q. What is currently in style as rainwear in a non-dressy situation, meaning not a trench-coat?  A. Most of your options are determined by what purpose you want your rainwear

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The Afterwife

The Afterwife My wonderful stepmom died last year, and my dad was debilitated by grief. I got him to go to a support group, which really seemed to help. He’s

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Pentecost – Tongues of Fire

Gemini is the definitive sign of communication. Gemini radiates Ray 2 of Love/Wisdom into the world. When we communicate with each other, when we understand each other via our open

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House shoes or socks?

Q. During these days of “staying home,” I have been going out once each day for a walk as exercise. When I return, I’ve been told I should leave my

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Smells Like Quarantine Spirit and Trial By Fireworks

Smells Like Quarantine Spirit I started seeing a guy right before quarantine. In fact, we’ve broken quarantine a lot to be together at his place. I really like him, but

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Retrogrades: A Magical Time

Last week three major planets reversed their direction. Saturn (in Aquarius), Venus (in Gemini) and Jupiter (in Capricorn). Retrogrades turn us inward to assess, reflect and to inquire deeply about

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Nodes of Destiny – Past & Present/Future

There are many changes occurring in the heavens these days, signifying many changes precipitating here on earth, too (Earth reflects the heavens). Last week, in the heavens, the Nodes of

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The Son-In-Law Also Rises and Haunting License

The Son-In-Law Also Rises I’m meeting my girlfriend’s parents for the first time (for dinner at their house), and I’m absolutely terrified. Is there a way to win them over?

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How to choose age and situation appropriate shorts

Q. With the days now becoming longer, I’m thinking of buying one or two pairs of shorts. I am wondering, How long should they be? Anything else to look out

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Mother’s Day

Thursday, is Wesak, the Buddha Full moon festival. We spend the following days after Wesak integrating the Buddha’s blessing and watering our gardens with the Wesak waters. The Wesak festival