All Beliefs are Welcome Here!
Moon in Pisces
I took a long walk tonight while Celia snoozed, curled up with Pandora on the couch, woman below, cat above the warm earth-toned afghan. They looked relaxed, peaceful, while I was feeling anything but. The night was comforting, foggy, brisk but far from cold. I felt secure in my old trenchcoat. Celia, sentimentally, packed up what I had left behind when she moved. Now I have my ancient wardrobe to pick out those special garments imbued with emotional attachment, or…Continue
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The Leprechaun is one of the major images that the Mainstream Culture has of what a Feary is, or what a Feary looks like. The other, of course, is Disney's Tinkerbell. Whatever Pagan path you may be following, I'm sure I don't have to tell you that neither of those images fullfills the whole tradition of the Fearie.
But anyway, the Leprechaun has a pretty interesting story by itself (or Himself - come to think of it, I've never heard of a female…Continue
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Moon in Aquarius
Goddess, my higher self, that intuition place where all the electricity of my brain comes together inspiring, making sense, that's what we have. People leave. No matter how tight the bond, no matter that they encourage me to depend on them, make promises outright and implied, they leave even if against their choice or desire. Celia was always my one constant, though I may have ignored her in favor of any shinier object, ignored my need for her as a solid background to…Continue
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So exactly who is this Old Richard anyway, and why should anyone bother with him? Nobody can answer that but you, dear reader. From the words that follow, I leave it to you to form your own image based on your unique perception and your very personal analysis of those perceptions. In this, as in all things, you must find your own Truth. More on this in the forthcoming chapter on "Truth".
I am an American, at this writing 63 years old, living a quiet life of medically-enforced…Continue
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Moon in Capricorn
I know about that whole being in tune with the moment, resonating with the immediate confluence of energies. There are times when I am there. Briefly, of course. If that is the essence of our reality, where we belong, why isn't it the way we just naturally are? Why is that nirvana place so hard to maintain? Is it that we are denying our true natures, living in a manufactured environment out of touch, out of balance with nature? Aren't we natural beings no matter…Continue
Added by libramoon on May 15, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Cunning greetings old friends, new acquaintances, and the merely curious.
I am your curmudgeonly host, the redoubtable Old Richard.
This blog will serve a two-fold purpose. First, I will soon no longer be available on Facebook. The reasons…Continue
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Moon in Capricorn
A child who was never meant to be. Ten years ago today my son was born and died. Many years before it was around this time that my father left and changed my life. Yet still I love October. It is not the season's fault that people leave. People leave, one way or another, all the time, in all the seasons of life. People die. That's the greatest leaving, most permanent and profound. People go off to live out other lives. Sometimes they even stay right there, but lose…Continue
Added by libramoon on May 14, 2017 at 3:37pm — No Comments
Moon in Sagittarius
Uncharacteristically, I don't want to talk to strangers. There's too much background to fill in for even the simple pleasantries. Besides, I feel some kind of sacred loyalty or bonding that I need to immerse in, exclusively psychically relating to Celia and our little space-time bubble. We are unplugged from most of the constant media onslaught. What does impinge, we pretty much ignore as if that world is from another place and time. I exchange emails with Tom and…Continue
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Moon in Scorpio
Taking advantage of the sunshine, we took a drive out to the country by Marie’s farm. After Helen sold it, went off to Europe and another life with Marie’s ashes and assets, it was turned into a private primary school. The kids get to grow gardens and other hands-on learning projects — very progressive. I probably would have liked school if I could have gone there. Who knows what might have become of me? Then, as now, we were not allowed on the grounds. We stopped and…Continue
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Moon in Libra
She takes notes when she reads, takes reading seriously, as if still in school. She writes classical poetry, endlessly edited. She likes 60s/70s era classic rock and jazz, sings bits of songs as they wander through her head. When I was little she would dance me around the room, picking me up, twirling me about, losing our separateness in the music. Today we can dance around the room together as equals, to the old tunes evoking memories. She likes to dress comfortably in…Continue
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Making tinctures today.
I use vodka, usually I make small bottles of each tincture. They last for years.
Made one of scented roses from my garden.
One is citrus with cloves. 2 tbsp grated mix of lemon, lime and orange peels and a few cloves.
One is vanilla pod in vodka.
In a few days when I have more roses I will make more.
Two herb books I like very much, lots of herbal information and have been using these for many years are.
Moon in Virgo
I asked Celia if she were afraid of dying. She replied that she was afraid of pain, that she supposed at the actual moment she would be afraid, but the thing is to get through it as quickly and easily as possible. She told me she had arranged for hospice care at the end, when she could no longer function. She showed me the phone number on her rolodex. That's Celia, always managing the details so no one need worry or be inconvenienced.
It must have been tough for…Continue
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Moon in Leo
So I was a bratty kid with no childhood friends except my adoring worshippers on Aunt Marie's farm and my contentious relationship with my mom. The contention was all me. Celia was just Celia, taking care of the practical details day to day with no complaints because that was, she believed, her lot in life. Well, no, sometimes there were kids who thought I was cool and hung out with me for a time, until they got caught up in compromises more suited to their ultimate…Continue
Added by libramoon on May 9, 2017 at 7:31pm — No Comments
Music is such a vital and powerful force. This week, let's talk about the role that music plays in ritual!
Music was important to the Chinese philosopher, Confucious, as it has been for shamans around the world and down the ages. In fact I have a little story that tell us just exactly how music came to the earth way back when.
And central to music is Rythm, singing and Dance. So we'll talk about all that stuff. And finally, we'll look at ways to write and…Continue
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The past couple weeks we've been packing, mostly my books. It's a dual person assembly line. I take the books from the shelves, and hand them 1 at a time to Stephen, who actually does the packing. He tapes the box closed, and then I do my thing. My thing, in this case, is labeling the boxes. It occurred to me how many people of a certain age resist being "labeled." They believe that this puts them in a certain box, from which they may never escape. Well, I have news for these people;…Continue
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Moon in Cancer
She's always been always in motion. My mother the verb. So constant that it's just the background of the life we shared. She has her routines, her daily habitual motions. Happy to chatter about whatever topic is in the air, or quietly intently listen, or fall into hypnotic precise patterns of movement: puttering with plants, chopping vegetables for soup, sweeping away clutter, knitting or embroidering as a nervous habit, something to do with her fine, quick fingers…Continue
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The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us…Continue
Moon in Gemini
Stale Sun, changing seasons. The only child I was ever mother to died before we had a chance to know each other. Yeah, I did the whole bonding through the womb thing, talking to him as if he were a person who could hear and understand. Not that I would have talked to him in the same way once he was an actual child in my care, or maybe I would have. I'll never know. Maybe I'll have other children. Somewhere down the line. Not that I'm planning to; but plans get changed.…Continue
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