Musings …

Love and care for the sacred life that sustains us, just as it loves and protects us. The Earth needs both physical and spiritual attention and awareness, our acts and prayers, our hands and hearts. Life is a self-sustaining organic whole of which we are a part, and once we reconnect with this whole we can find a different way to live — one that is not based upon a need for continual distraction and the illusions of material fulfillment, but rather a way to live that is sustaining for the whole.
Be The Change
Go outside today and wake up to the wonder of the web of life we call Earth. Then, spend the rest of the day doing all you do as an act of service, placing the world as a living being within your heart.

Paradigm Shift || South Node In Capricorn, North Node In Cancer. Initiation & Soul Integration, 12/14-16/18

South Node in Capricorn is where we learn to walk the path, we become the initiate. We begin to see beyond the physical and head back to source. Karmic endings. Saturn, the ruler of Capricorn, is the guard infront of the bridge to other realms and our way back to Source. Saturn shows us our karma and restrictions we must face first. This is why Moon or Neptune in Capricorn can be powerful for the evolved Soul but detrimental and/or in it’s fall for the unevolved Soul or unaware- it’s the gateway to other realms (mediumship), the gateway out of the physical. But first we face restrictions & karma. Which is exactly what the South Node in Capricorn is showing us in order to liberate.

The South Node will then move into Sagittarius and this is where we know our path and understand the lessons during the initiation process of our Soul that we experienced while South Node was in Cap… we move to the concrete realm of thought & away from desires driven by the material plane. The dynamic between Capricorn (our way back to source) and Cancer( the gateway in for the soul) right now is whats pushing us forward spiritually … it may be difficult but it is for the highest good of all Souls involved, we are about to be stepping into our destiny consciously as a full embodiment of our higher self. North Node in Cancer is the realization of the Soul without the ego or personality. Integrating the shadow self and purging the emotional body & any 3D imprints of duality within the emotional body. This is helping us to follow our destiny and complete soul contracts by expanding them into our awareness… Rahu/North Node expands/grows. Everything is being brought up.

The North Node will then move into Gemini where we merge the lower self & higher self/soul & our filter/perception of reality will be more from the lower self and higher self/soul in a balanced/integrated state. This is why Mercury the ruler of Gemini, is in it’s fall in Pisces.. Pisces doesn’t need to perceive from the mind or filter this reality, it has integrated the lower self and higher self as one and Mercury is the communication between the two- Pisces has mastered the mind and sees beyond the reality & Mercury is no longer needed. So Mercury becomes more of Uranus- seeing from the Higher Mind.

USA 8TH house and 2nd house will be bringing up alot of drama or hidden things to the surface. Cancer-8th house of USA. Csp- 2nd house of USA. Money, sex, abuse, suffering, manipulation, hidden things, etc.. even more so w the Full moon in Cancer along side Rahu.

Card of the Day – King of Cups – Sunday, December 16, 2018

Tarot by Cecelia

‘Tis the season of giving, and no one does it better than the King of Cups. His kindness, compassion, and generosity are among his remarkable qualities, endearing him to many. This is a great day to do a kind deed for another, be it as simple as allowing someone to pull out in front of you in traffic. Remember, kindness is contagious; the more you practice it, it rubs off on others.

The King of Cups is among the most balanced of all Tarot characters. We see him in the news every day. The firemen, police, rescue personnel, all who rush in to help, as others flee the scene. He embodies the spirit of emotional balance, making him the perfect person for the job. True heroes possess the qualities of the King of Cups, as they maintain the composure necessary in times of crisis. Let us not forget these heroes…

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Daily Words of the Buddha for December 16, 2018

Pāli Word a Day for December 16, 2018 — jotana — illumination, explanation

Tasseva tena pāpiyo,
yo kuddhaṃ paṭikujjhati.
Kuddhaṃ appaṭikujjhanto,
saṅgāmaṃ jeti dujjayaṃ.

The worse of the two is one,
who, when abused, retaliates.
One who does not retaliate,
wins a battle hard to win.

Saṃyutta Nikāya 1.188
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika


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Weekend Astrology

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology, Psychic

December 15 Pisces Moon sextiles Pluto in EDT and GMT just after the witching hour

Dreams will be intense. With chasing, violent sexual and shadowy dreams.

Pisces Moon squares the Sun in Sag.

We are one week away from a Full Moon December 22/23 at Zero degrees Cancer the day or so after the Winter Solstice.

Moon conjuncts Chiron in Pisces

Vulnerability, over sensitivity and psychic enhancing dreamy energies, overtake us. Use this energy to meditate visualize and curl up into a fetal position.

Moon enters Aries and a whole new emotional cyle begins.4:44 pm PST/ 7:44 pm EST/ Dec. 16 @ 12:44 am GMT

Aries Moon trine Mercury in Sagittarius @ 10:48 pm PST/ Dec. 16 @ 1:48 am EST/ 6:48 am GMT

Fresh new optimistic ideas are spawned. Your brain is spontaneously ready to go. Finding someone to communicate with is easy tonight.

December 16

Firey energy abounds…

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U.S. Navy to release genetically engineered organisms into the ocean, unleashing mass genetic pollution with devastating consequences

No longer content to tinker with the genetic design of crops and humans, scientists – at the behest of the U.S. Military – are now turning their attention to the world’s oceans. As reported by Defense One, the Pentagon is looking at various ways in which to genetically engineer marine microorganisms into living surveillance equipment capable of detecting enemy submarines, divers and other suspicious underwater traffic. […]

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Lāʻau Lāpaʻau || Winter Wellness: How to Stay Healthy During Winter

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Winter is a busy, festive time of year. It’s also a time when more people tend to get sick. What exactly is it about this time of year that encourages aches and sniffles? “Catching a chill” has long been suspected as a cause of winter ailments and, for just as long, has been dismissed as folklore.

Can You Get Sick from Cold Weather?

It is true that exposure to cold temperatures constricts blood vessels and reduces blood flow. Conceivably, this could weaken the immune system since it means fewer protective white blood cells make the rounds. But, cold weather alone will not make you sick. Harmful bacteria and viruses are to blame, although some are easier to catch and spread during cold, dry weather.

Human behavior is more responsible for the transmission of illness than cold weather. Behavior facilitates the transmission of the common cold and flu. During the winter…

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Lāʻau Lāpaʻau || Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper

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Cayenne pepper has been used for a variety of ailments including heartburn, delirium, tremors, gout, paralysis, fever, dyspepsia, atonic dyspepsia, flatulence, sore throat, hemorrhoids, menorrhagia in women, nausea, tonsillitis, scarlet fever, and diphtheria. Let’s take a look at some of the best health benefits cayenne pepper has to offer.

The Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper

1. Anti-Irritant Properties

Cayenne has the ability to ease upset stomach, ulcers, sore throats, spasmodic and irritating coughs, and diarrhea.

2. Clears Congestion

Suffering from stuffed up sinuses due to cold, flu, or allergies? Cayenne pepper aids in breaking up and moving congested mucus.

3. Anti-Fungal Properties

In vitro tests have found that CAY-1, a compound found in cayenne peppers, effectively suppressed the development of 16 different fungal strains, while remaining completely non-toxic to animal cells.

4. Migraine Headache Prevention

This may be related to the pepper’s ability to stimulate a pain response in a different area…

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Lāʻau Lāpaʻau || Oregano Oil Uses & Benefits for Your Winter Health

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Without a doubt, oregano oil is one of the best natural supplements you can get. It’s produced from the perennial herb oregano and loaded with free-radical-crushing antioxidants. A growing body of research has shown that oregano oil offers many positive health benefits and is one of the most potent natural remedies in existence. In particular, there has been a significant evaluation of its effects against harmful organisms; investigations even been made by major pharmaceutical companies.

What Are the Top 15 Uses for Oregano Oil?

  • Immune System Support
  • Protection Against Harmful Organisms
  • Promotes a Balanced Mood
  • Digestive Aid
  • Menstrual Aid
  • Supports Graceful Aging
  • Allergy Support
  • Weight Loss
  • Eases Discomfort
  • May Help You Feel Better When You Have a Cold
  • Calms Lip Blemishes
  • Helps with Food Preservation
  • Promotes Intestinal Balance
  • Encourages Normal Yeast Balance
  • Supports Liver Health

1. Immune System Support

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Lāʻau Lāpaʻau || Winter: Natural Home Remedies for Sore Throat

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Sore throats are one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor and they tend to affect children the most. A sore throat is usually considered a minor complaint until you have one and every swallow induces pain — pain that may seem unbearable. Unfortunately, the only option is to treat the symptoms and rest until you recover. Fortunately, there are many natural remedies that can soothe a sore throat and there’s a good chance you already have many of them in your home.

Common Sore Throat Causes

There are many potential causes of a sore throat, viruses are the most common. In fact, viruses account for about 95% of sore throats in both adults and children under the age of 5. Other common causes of a sore throat include:

  • Allergies
  • Dry air
  • Pollution
  • Smoking
  • Exposure to people with a sore throat
  • Cold
  • Flu
  • Strep throat (bacterial)
  • Tonsillitis

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Lāʻau Lāpaʻau || Black Cumin Seed Oil

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Gaining popularity these days as a weight loss aid and natural healing agent, black cumin seed oil comes with a centuries-old wellness pedigree. Black cumin seeds were popular among the Egyptian pharaohs and were even found in King Tutankhamun’s tomb. Black cumin seed oil — sometimes called black seed oil — boosts the immune system, promotes balanced blood sugar and cholesterol levels, and wards off harmful organisms. The book of Isaiah in the Bible mentions cumin (caraway) seed, and reportedly, the Prophet Mohammed said, “Hold on to the use of the black seed for indeed it has a remedy for every disease except death.”

What Is Black Cumin Seed Oil?

Black cumin seeds come from the plant Nigella sativa, which is part of the buttercup family and native to countries throughout southern Europe and southern Asia. Some people call it black seed, caraway, or kalonji.

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Anthropology || New evidence supports/denies the “Solutrean hypothesis” – updated


Now a team of scientists led by the Danish geneticist Eske Willerslev has analyzed the boy’s [Clovis-era, found in Montana] origins and discovered that he descends from a Siberian tribe with roots tracing back to Europe. Some of the boy’s ancestors are likely even to have lived in present-day Germany.

Their findings go even further: More than 80 percent of all native peoples in the Americas — from the Alaska’s Aleuts to the Maya of Yucatan to the Aymaras along the Andes — are descended from Montana boy’s lineage.

Last week, the scientists published the results of sequencing the child’s DNA in the scientific journal Nature. Late last year, the same team published the decoded genome of another early human: A juvenile buried near Lake Baikal in Siberia some 24,000 years ago. Their genomes showed surprising ancestral similarities.

This earned Willerslev’s team an astounding publishing achievement in just 100 days: The decoding of the genomes of the oldest analyzed members of homo sapiens in both the Old and the New Worlds. This has allowed them to reconstruct the settlement of the Americas via the Beringia land bridge during the ice ages — when what is now the Bering Strait between Russia and Alaska was frozen over — in greater detail than ever before.

When researchers analyzed the Anzick child’s DNA and compared it to the genomes of living Native Americans, they found that the boy’s family members were the ancestors of multiple Central and South American groups, such as the Maya of Central America and the Karitiana people of Brazil. Willerslev estimates that roughly 80% of Native Americans are descended from the Anzick group, contradicting claims by other scholars that the Clovis people didn’t leave much of a genetic legacy.

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Daily Words of the Buddha for December 15, 2018

Pāli Word a Day for December 15, 2018 — ākāsa — [lit. shining forth, i. e. the illuminated space] air, sky, atmosphere; space

Dunniggahassa lahuno,
Cittassa damatho sādhu,
cittaṃ dantaṃ sukhāvahaṃ.

Wonderful it is to train the mind,
so swiftly moving, seizing whatever it wants.
Good is it to have a well-trained mind,
for a well-trained mind brings happiness.

Dhammapada 3.35
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Card of the Day – 3 of Cups – Saturday, December 15, 2018

Tarot by Cecelia

What an aptly placed card! This is where the holiday season really begins to kick in as we enter the home stretch. Celebrations of all types abound here, as people come together to raise their glasses with another in good cheer. While this could very well manifest itself as a party atmosphere, it can be as simple as getting together with a long-time friend, perhaps an annual-tradition lunch, or any other type of get together. This joyous vibe continues over the next couple of weeks, giving all ample time to enjoy the festivities.

On the flip side, I find it important to note, that at this time of year, there are those who are having an extremely difficult time, whether they are going life alone, having no one with whom to celebrate, or have lost their joyful spirit along the way due to tough circumstances. Let us not forget those…

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Musings …

“… [E]veryone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives” on this “mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.” — Carl Sagan


We, this people, on a small and lonely planet
Traveling through casual space
Past aloof stars, across the way of indifferent suns
To a destination where all signs tell us
It is possible and imperative that we learn
A brave and startling truth

And when we come to it
To the day of peacemaking
When we release our fingers
From fists of hostility
And allow the pure air to cool our palms

When we come to it
When the curtain falls on the minstrel show of hate
And faces sooted with scorn are scrubbed clean
When battlefields and coliseum
No longer rake our unique and particular sons and daughters
Up with the bruised and bloody grass
To lie in identical plots in foreign soil

When the rapacious storming of the churches
The screaming racket in the temples have ceased
When the pennants are waving gaily
When the banners of the world tremble
Stoutly in the good, clean breeze

When we come to it
When we let the rifles fall from our shoulders
And children dress their dolls in flags of truce
When land mines of death have been removed
And the aged can walk into evenings of peace
When religious ritual is not perfumed
By the incense of burning flesh
And childhood dreams are not kicked awake
By nightmares of abuse

When we come to it
Then we will confess that not the Pyramids
With their stones set in mysterious perfection
Nor the Gardens of Babylon
Hanging as eternal beauty
In our collective memory
Not the Grand Canyon
Kindled into delicious color
By Western sunsets

Nor the Danube, flowing its blue soul into Europe
Not the sacred peak of Mount Fuji
Stretching to the Rising Sun
Neither Father Amazon nor Mother Mississippi who, without favor,
Nurture all creatures in the depths and on the shores
These are not the only wonders of the world

When we come to it
We, this people, on this minuscule and kithless globe
Who reach daily for the bomb, the blade and the dagger
Yet who petition in the dark for tokens of peace
We, this people on this mote of matter
In whose mouths abide cankerous words
Which challenge our very existence
Yet out of those same mouths
Come songs of such exquisite sweetness
That the heart falters in its labor
And the body is quieted into awe

We, this people, on this small and drifting planet
Whose hands can strike with such abandon
That in a twinkling, life is sapped from the living
Yet those same hands can touch with such healing, irresistible tenderness
That the haughty neck is happy to bow
And the proud back is glad to bend
Out of such chaos, of such contradiction
We learn that we are neither devils nor divines

When we come to it
We, this people, on this wayward, floating body
Created on this earth, of this earth
Have the power to fashion for this earth
A climate where every man and every woman
Can live freely without sanctimonious piety
Without crippling fear

When we come to it
We must confess that we are the possible
We are the miraculous, the true wonder of this world
That is when, and only when
We come to it.

— Maya Angelou

How Ancient Remedies Are Changing Modern Medicine

“Don’t throw out the baby with the bath water,” Yung-Chi Cheng, a pharmacology professor at Yale School of Medicine, says with a chuckle. “People forget that one of the oldest, most effective, scientifically proven drugs came from traditional medicine—aspirin.” The ancient Egyptians used dried myrtle leaves to treat aches and pains, and Hippocrates, the fourth-century B.C. Greek physician, considered the father of Western medicine, prescribed an extract of willow bark for fevers. But it wasn’t until the 1800s that European scientists figured out that the active ingredient in both is salicylic acid and synthesized it. Today aspirin, at pennies a dose, is arguably the world’s most cost-effective drug.

Card of the Day – The Chariot – Friday, December 14, 2018

Tarot by Cecelia

Much like our hero, Indiana Jones, you have spent a greater portion of 2018, and the most recent Mercury retrograde, feeling as though you were hanging on for dear life to the tailpipe of a runaway vehicle about to careen off a cliff. I know I have. However, in all great classic adventures, the hero of the story always finds their way to the front of the vehicle, regaining control, just in the nick of time.

This is you now, putting yourself back behind the wheel, averting disaster, and bringing 2018 in for a landing. Now, with each passing day, there is greater clarity available to you, helping to eliminate any gray areas. It is time to take the wheel and regain control, setting a course for happiness.

See you here tomorrow!

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Daily Words of the Buddha for December 14, 2018

Pāli Word a Day for December 14, 2018 — anukampaka — kind, caring, compassionate

Atītaṃ nānvāgameyya,
nappaṭikaṅkhe anāgataṃ;
yadatītaṃ pahīnaṃ taṃ,
appattañca anāgataṃ

The past should not be followed after,
and the future not desired;
what is past is dead and gone,
and the future is yet to come.

Majjhima Nikāya 3.272
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Mental Telepathy is Real

Scientists show mind-to-mind communication over the Internet

Mental telepathy, the process of transferring thoughts from one mind to another, has traditionally occupied the realms of either science fiction or the paranormal, both of which are outside of mainstream science. […]

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