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Each year the Order grants a scholarship for research in Druidism and related subjects. This year's paper by Dr.Karen Ralls has just been published and you can find it here:

The battle between the Oak King and the Holly King continues with this new cycle of the Moon.

Duir (Oak) is the Moon of the Summer Solstice, when the Sun at his height is wounded by the Holly King and begins his journey into the dark half of the year.  He will meet his nemesis again at the time of the Winter Solstice and regain his crown. 

There is a great water wheel in the sky at this moment.  As it whirls, we experience the creativity, fertility and deep connection of the element water along with the release of long held tears.  

 Maybe, because this is the new Moon in Gemini, we are ‘seeing double.’ As well as the exact conjunction between the Moon and Sun which marks the moment of the new Moon, we also have Mars, god of war positioned at the same degree of Gemini with Pallas Athena, goddess of war. Let us hope this does not auger more war than already exists in the world.

The full Moon tonight will be a penumbral eclipse, but so slight as to be almost invisible.  Perhaps this will have a homeopathic effect, that is, the less there is, the more powerful the outcome.  Tonight’s Hawthorn Moon is also at perigee, i.e. closest to the earth, and in a straight line with the Sun and Earth (syzygy).

9pm Isabel's Quest with Cerri Lee
9.45pm Mahakala with Antonella Vicini
10.30 Sobre la Vida con Vykhn Harthaan


Here is a tale of two new Moons.  One took place April 10 and the other will occur
on May 9th.  In April we had a powerful lineup of planets in Aries, fiery, feisty,
and full of explosive energy.  The planet Mars, who ‘rules’ the sign of Aries was
there close to the Sun and Moon as was Venus, also in Aries.  Uranus the
revolutionary, and messenger of shock and sudden change added his demand for
immediate response.  Spring came with greenery but with explosion and earthquake as
well.  Here in Boston the viewpoint shifted from concern over threats of war to an

  The full Moon in Saille (Willow)will occur as a partial lunar eclipse.  The Moon, darkened by the earth’s shadow will be visible in Europe Asia, Australia, Africa and Antarctica.  But if you live here in North America you will only feel, not see the shadow.  Yet everywhere, the same pattern of planets will occur at the same moment.  Here on the east coast of the U.S.  the full Moon will take place Thursday, April


this old man
just sat and sang
and I watched him shining

he didn't know
what he sang about
and if his words
were rhyming

he sang about beauty
truth and goodness
in a language
but deep
in its meaning

the sound of love
the light of shadows
the song of evermen


This Libra full Moon shines her light opposite a phalanx of planets in Pisces and Aries.  This allows us to feel we are at the end and in the beginning of a new cycle of time and experience for Pisces is the dissolving of the old and Aries is the spark of the new.  The parade of planets begins with Neptune in Pisces dancing on the Ascendant (for those of us living in this region).   Next come Mercury and Chiron also in compassionate, dissolving Pisces.  Venus, the Sun, Uranus and Mars are in close conjunction in Aries.  Neptune is the modern ruler of Pisces.  Mars is the ruler of Aries.