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Full Moon and the Shadow of the Self

2021-07-05T13:37:41-04:00February 28th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

The month of February has been magic filled. Louise Clark and I began with leading a new moon celebration where we reforged ourselves in the fires of Brigid's forge. In the company of the Misfits, we were filled by the Quickening Moon, broke down the Charge of the Goddess, and asked question to help us understand [...]

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Welcome First Light of Spring… Stuff in my Face and on my Mind

2021-07-05T13:37:41-04:00February 1st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Welcome stirrings of spring! It's a strange time of year for me. I enjoy the promise of new growth, the reconnecting with spiritual family, and stirring of creative ideas for the coming year. I also feel urgency and panic at this time of year. World change continues at a rapid pace. Some of it beautiful, some [...]

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Happy New Year, Happy New Moon! Tarot Card for January 2016

2021-07-05T13:37:41-04:00January 9th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Good morning and Happy New Year,So how about 2015? Huge changes, both personal and global have brought to the surface our challenges for the coming year. People have experienced as much pain and loss as they have wonder and joy. I believe 2015 will go down in my personal history as the "mixed bag". For what [...]

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Happy Equinox… Stepping Into Shadow Play

2021-07-05T13:37:41-04:00September 23rd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

As the balance tips toward the dark of the year, we remember that the God form has sacrificed for us. The body of the grain is destroyed so that we may eat, survive, and flourish through the winter months. I think we focus so much on the grain, and goodness that is gained, we often forget [...]

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A Journey Through the Pentacles: The Spirit of Abundance

2021-07-05T13:38:01-04:00November 28th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

A Journey Through the Pentacles: The Spirit of Abundance The pentacle is our symbol for the element of Earth in the Tarot.  What does this mean for us?  It means our physical reality, stability, occupations, and money.  Using the numbered pentacle cards, one through ten, we can see how the the energy of prosperity ebbs and [...]

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The Power to Dare: The Ace of Cups

2021-07-05T13:38:01-04:00November 21st, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

Happy Friday!  Our card of the day is the Ace of Cups and this cup does run over.  Aces of the tarot are that element in it's rawest form, and the Cup is the tarots elemental symbol for water.  Water is all feeling, all compassion, and the depths of our intuition.  Water poses the challenge of acknowledging our full [...]

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Introduction to the Tarot at Sacred Grove

2021-07-05T13:38:01-04:00November 18th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

Introduction to the Tarot With Heather Gaffney-Darnell        Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 1 to 6 PM  ​Sacred Grove Retreat15720 Mattons Grove Church Rd, Gold Hill, NC 28072 I am excited to announce that I am teaching at Sacred Grove Retreat Center in Gold Hill.  It is a bit of a drive, but completely worth it.  This overview is from [...]

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Here Comes the Sun

2021-07-05T13:38:01-04:00July 1st, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

A few weeks ago I quipped about the meaning of the Sun and promised an expansion on this card. The Sun, birthed at the Winter Solstice, has made its trek to the Summer Solstice, the time of the Sun's greatest strength. The Sun now makes its gradual decline ever closer to the first harvest called Lughnasadh.  [...]

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Co-Depency, Spiritual Arrogance, and the Collective Unconscious

2021-07-05T13:38:01-04:00June 12th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

Some time ago, my Priestess friend Willow (of Misfit fame) and I talked about co-dependency in spiritual practice and I got on my soap box about this subject. Here are some of my thoughts around this that I shared previously with a few adendums. It is my tendency to notice and analyze how some of us seem [...]

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Cord cutting

2021-07-05T13:38:01-04:00June 10th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

I've received some interest in cord cutting so here you go!This method is useful because is doesn’t require ceremony, and it helps to release emotional patterns attached to the situation.Take a blank piece of paper and draw a large infinity symbol in gold or yellow. It needs to be big enough to write in.In the left [...]

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