Monthly Column

May 2014

  “When the Sun came shining, then I was strolling And the wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling A voice was chanting as the fog was lifting This land was made for you and me” This Land is Your Land  by Woody Guthrie   This additional verse by Pete Seeger  ( A Taurus) […]

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April 2014

  “As I walked on through troubled times My spirit gets so downhearted sometimes” “So where are the strong?  And who are the trusted?  And where is the harmony?  Sweet Harmony….”                What’s so Funny About Peace Love and Understanding                               […]

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March 2014

  ” These things you keep, you better throw them away.   You wanna turn your back on your soulless days   Once you were tethered, now you are free   Once you were tethered, now you are free   That was the river, this is the sea…” The Waterboys,   This is the Sea    ” And […]

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February 2014

    “Get up stand up, stand up for your rights  Get up stand up, don’t give up the fight “ Bob Marley, an Aquarius   “You know you kinda gotta be ready to die for the cause… I’m ready to die for my kids future and the future of my island” Dustin Barca, Hawaiian […]

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January 2014

  “I went up to the mountain  because you asked me to Up over the clouds to where the sky was blue. . . ”  ~~Patty Griffin from the Rev. Martin Luther King tribute song Up to the Mountain   “The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to […]

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December 2013

  “Oh, I want to thank you for so many gifts you gave with love and tenderness I wanna thank you. I want to thank you for your generosity, the love and the honesty that you gave me. I want to thank you, show my gratitude, my love and my respect for you, I wanna […]

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November 2013

  This Months column is dedicated to the memory of Lou Reed ” Run for the shadows in these golden years”  ~~~David Bowie   ” Say a word for Jimmy Brown, he ain’t got nuthin at all.”  ~~~Oh Sweet Nuthin by The Velvet Underground   ” Pass through the fire to the light “ ~~~Magic […]

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October 2013

  ” You are so beautiful to me You are so beautiful to me Can’t you see” ~~~ Joe Cocker ” And he saw the tree above him And the stars And the veins in the leaf And the light above And the balance. And he saw magnificent perfection Whereon, he thought of himself in […]

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September 2013

  “The earth is our Mother we must take care of her the earth is our mother we must take care of her   Hey yanna ho, yanna hey yan, yan Hey yanna ho, yanna hey yan, yan     The sacred earth we walk upon with every step we take the sacred earth we walk […]

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August 2013

  “Well I think it’s time to get ready to realize just what I have found I have lived only half of what I am It’s all clear to me now   My heart is on fire my soul’s like a wheel that’s turning My love is alive My love is alive ya ya ya […]

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July 2013

  “I am the Great Mother – the Cosmic Womb source of life – sonic boom DNA of the immortal stars align – portals open” ~~~lyrics to GMF (Great Mother Flow) by StaHHr “. . . And the moon is swimming naked and the summer night is fragrant with a mighty expectation of relief.” ~~~Leonard […]

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June 2013

  “Oh solitude of longing where the love has been confined come healing of the body come healing of the mind”    ~~~ Leonard Cohen from the song, Come Healing   This month we enter the realm of duality and the mind as the Sun flies through Gemini, the swiftest sign of the zodiac. Gemini, the […]

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May 2013

  “Are you restless or are you serene? As the red earth lies under just a covering of Green”  ~~~Elvis Costello Green Song “Walking on velvet green walking on velvet green Distant cows lowing.”…  ~~~Jethro Tull, Velvet Green, from Songs from the wood This month we are invited to stabilize after last month’s heartbreaking and […]

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April 2013

  “Closing time, every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. . . “ ~~~Green Day   “Little Darling, It’s been a long cold lonely winter Little Darling, It feels like years since it’s been here Here comes the Sun Here comes the Sun and I say It’s all right . . .”    […]

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March 2013

"I know it really is a pity the way you treat me now I know you can’t forgive me But forgive me anyhow."   -Leonard Cohen from the song Anyhow   "…then magnificently we will float into the mystic"  -Van Morrison from the song Into the Mystic This month we bathe in the waters of cleansing […]

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February 2013

  “It’s coming to America first The cradle of the best and of the worst. It’s here they got the range and the machinery for change And it’s here they got the spiritual thirst.    It’s here the family’s broken and it’s here the lonely say that the heart has got to open In a […]

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January 2013

”We were blessed by the minister who practiced what he preached. . . We were blessed by the poor man who said heaven is within reach. . . We were blessed by the girl selling roses, taught us how to live. . . We were blessed by the neglected child who knew how to forgive. […]

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December 2012

“Here we come to a turning of the season witness to the arc towards the Sun, The neighbors blessed burden within reason Becomes a burden borne of all in one…” The Decemberists from the song Don’t Carry it All The Sun entered Sagittarius on Thanksgiving Eve this year, as the sign of higher learning reminded […]

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November 2012

“The River rose all day, the river rose all night Some people got lost in the flood, some people got away all right” ~~~ Randy Newsman’s Louisiana “Transformation, alternation, deviation, you know Mother Nature rules us all” ~~~ Nona Hendrix, Transformation Halloween came early this year as the Taurus/Scorpio full moon on the 29th treated […]

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October 2012

“Give me love, Give me love, Give me peace on earth …” George Harrison This month we celebrate Libra, the sign of gentle peace ruled by Venus the Goddess of Love and Beauty, in her guise as the steward of Justice. Libra, the sign of the scales reminds us that achieving Peace is a dynamic […]

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September 2012

“Let me bring you songs from the wood, to make you feel much better than you could know Dust you down from tip to toe, show you how the garden grows…” Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull’s Songs from the Wood This month we are invited to cleanse heal and purify as the Sun passes through […]

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August 2012

“Oh Sweet child of mine….. Oh sweet love of mine…..” ~~~ Guns and Roses “Every little soul must shine….must shine…every little soul must shine…….” ~~~ Paul Westerberg from the song Mr. Rabbit This month the summer peaks and life heats up as we celebrate the Sun’s passage through its own sign Leo the Lion. Just […]

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July 2012

  " Run my dear son, until we get to the trees And then keep on going all the way We’ve got to get right down to the sea We’ve got to get to the sea….." — Jack Johnson This month we return to our roots and ancestry as the Sun passes through Cancer and […]

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June 2012

"Change your mind change your skin Life to death, weak to strength cash a check change your sex Day to Night, Dark to Light hard to soft, on to off push to shove, hate to love" Nona Hendryx, Transformation "Love is gentle as a rose and love can conquer any war It’s time to take […]

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May 2012

"I see trees of green…Red roses too I see em bloom….for me and for you And I think to myself …What a wonderful world." Louis Armstrong "You may not have a car at all… But remember brothers and sisters You can still stand tallJust be thankful…for what you’ve got." William DeVaugn, performed by Curtis Mayfield […]

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April 2012

"Get up, Stand up, Stand up for your rights!                                                                    Bob Marley Aries 2012   This month we hit the ground running as a massive lineup of Aries energy ignites evolutionary activism. This energy began on March 20, the vernal equinox, which marks the first day of spring when the Sun moves into Aries and the […]

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February 2012

  “You don’t know me but I’m your brother”~~~ Michael McDonald “Why can’t we be friends? Why can’t we be friends? Why can’t we be friends? “ ~~~ War “We are not enemies but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection…” ~~~ Abe […]

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January 2012

“I have been to the mountaintop…. I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you, But I want you to know that we as a people will get to the promised land.” ~~~The Reverend Martin Luther King Junior “I was alive and I waited I was alive and I waited for this […]

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December 2011

“We may lose and we may win, but we will never be here again .” ~~~ The Eagles “I want to Thank You, Thank You……Thank You Thank You….. Thank You, Thank You…. “ ~~~ Natalie Merchant “Angels We have heard on High…” ~~~ Billy Gilman This month Sagittarius, the sign of abundance, wisdom, higher education, […]

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November 2011

“And the night falls on the setting sun…” ~~~ Neil Young “Would you know my name if I saw you in Heaven? ” ~~~ Eric Clapton This month we are plunged into Scorpio darkness as the night does indeed fall on the setting Sun. The loss of daylight becomes even more dramatic after November 6th […]

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