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Author Juliet Marillier was at the recent annual gathering of Order members at the Woolshed in Pukerua Bay, New Zealand, and was interviewed by Peta Joyce for Druidcast - the Order's podcast. You can hear the interview here.


A Full Moon in Leo on Valentine’s Day has the potential to open our hearts to love and more love.  The pattern of the planets on this day creates a message of love, a valentine to all of us on earth.  We need only look up to that Leonic Moon, full at 6:53 pm EST, to feel the smiling face of the Lion who rules our heart, to feel the cosmic passion of the moment.   Leo rules heart and spine; do we have the courage to expand the limits of our love to include all of humanity (Sun in Aquarius) and all the beings who share this planet?


Danu Forest is a celtic shaman, seer, druid witch and priestess with over 20 years experience studying the Celtic mysteries, living in Glastonbury UK.
druid_shaman_coverAnnouncing Danu's latest book
The Druid Shaman
out now! 
A practical introduction for exploring the Celtic Otherworld...

The Year of the Horse gallops closer. At his approach, we can feel the thump of his hoofs in tune to our heart’s rhythm.    The horse is no longer our daily companion.  Yet his size, and power are still reflected somewhere inside us.  He arises like the Sun on a winter morning.  He is the waves pounding on the shore. Nothing can stop him, yet we have the power to rein him in. He is our transport to the Otherworld.  Horse represents both the power of life and the inevitability of death.


With the bitter cold of early January, we felt the full impact of the Capricorn Sun accompanied by Pluto and Mercury, the keynotes of the January 1st new Moon.  That new Year, new Moon chart illustrated the theme of intense communication.  Did you find yourself embroiled in debate, or in poetic inspiration, or conversing with friends at a deep level of passion and honesty?  Did you begin a project that will take you into deep waters of emotion expressed in words:  a book, a letter long postponed, an important conversation?   And, while we may all have become wary and weary of resolutions t


crying out for justice
so many of us
for a child, raped to death
for a child, starving
for a child, slaving away
so many of us

crying out for justice
so many of us
for a job that pays the rent
for trustworthy politicians
for gentle spiritual leaders
so many of us

crying out for justice
so many of us
for the protection of the forests
for the cleansing of the seas
for the change to sustainable
so many of us

crying out for justice

 


How very special to have a New Moon on the first day of the New Year!  It gives an extra energy boost to the Solar-Lunar alignment of the day, for two calendars Solar (January 1) and Lunar (new Moon cycle) are, on this day, in sync.   We are given the gift of new beginnings, new alignments, and the integration of opposites twice over.  For the next few days we have the opportunity to focus our attention on what we want to manifest in this Moon cycle, which culminates on the full Moon of January 15, and this Solar cycle of 365 new days.             Capricorn is the sign where this meeting o


On Tuesday, December 17 at 4:28 EST, we have a full Moon in Gemini face to face with Sun in Sagittarius. The Sun is conjunct Gemini’s guiding planet, Mercury.  So these opposing signs are working together quite nicely. The full Moon takes place with the Sun a few degrees from the Galactic Center (27 Sagittarius), a natural focus upon the earth at this moment.  This is an opportunity for spiritual messages, and communication about spirit!


The New Moon of Ruis gives the opportunity many of us need to rest and start anew after the whirlwind of the Thanksgiving/Hanukah celebration, the comet Ison’s journey to (or is it around) the Sun, and our collective reaction to the winds the earth has stirred up to remind us we live not only in our houses, but on a planet with powerful responses.

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