The Jaglavak

Posted by Planet Waves

Member of Cameroon's Mofu tribe looking at a termite nest.

Using a documentary about the reciprocal relationship between the Mofu people of Cameroon and the Jaglavak ant as a starting point, guest writer Steve Guettermann discusses “sacred reciprocity.” That is, spoken and honest prayerful intent, offered from a place of gratitude and abundance (rather than “behaving to have”), even during a Dark Night of the Soul.

Downside Up

Posted by Len Wallick

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Venus enters Aries today to begin the weekend. As the weekend comes to an end, Jupiter will station retrograde in Libra. In those two events, Len Wallick sees an opportunity to transcend outmoded notions regarding both astrology and your life.

Imbolc: In the Belly of the Stars

Posted by Eric Francis

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February arrives at the depth of winter in most of the Northern Hemisphere, when we live in the shadow of cold, rain and snow. Within February’s first few days lies one of the four high holidays — or sabbats — of the pagan calendar, called Imbolc in Celtic times; one of the four “cross-quarter days.”

Mercury Conjunct Pluto, Refugees and Airport Protests

Posted by Eric Francis

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Sunday, Mercury formed a conjunction to Pluto in Capricorn. Two months ago, prior to Mercury retrograde, I suggested that the most obvious symbolism in the retrograde process involved a near-conjunction between the two points. Then Mercury backed off, and crossed back in to Sagittarius, where it made a near-conjunction to the Galactic Core, and then went direct.

The New Colossus

Posted by Planet Waves

Photo by Carlo Allegri / Reuters.

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles.

Greetings from Portland’s Women’s March

Posted by Amanda Painter

In Portland, Maine, we had an estimated 10,000 marchers (another 10,000 marched in the state's capitol), stretching almost an entire mile down Congress Street. Energy and friendly vibes were high; signs were mostly positive and inclusive with some 'anti-Trump' thrown in. The crowd was diverse (for Maine), with many pro-women men joining the pussy-hat-clad. Hopefully I'll be adding more images to this post later in the day. Photo by Amanda Painter.

In Portland, Maine, we had an estimated 10,000 marchers (another 10,000 marched in the state’s capitol), stretching almost an entire mile down Congress Street. Energy and friendly vibes were high; signs were mostly positive and inclusive with some ‘anti-Trump’ thrown in. Amanda Painter shares some of her 300+ photos from the day.

On my street this week

Posted by Amanda Painter

Photo by Amanda Painter.

Monday evening Amanda Painter looked out her window to see the street swarming with emergency personnel and vehicles, lights flashing everywhere. In words and pictures, she describes her community’s response, and her own.