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Virgo New Moon – Turn Your Own Lemons Into Lemonade

New Moon in Virgo – Time to Stop Procrastinating New Moons are definitely a time for planting seeds. But before we get our gardening gloves on, it’s always good to put some thought into what we’re planting and why.  After all, we reap what we sow… and this idea is especially important to remember during this September 2018 New Moon in Virgo. So, …

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For The Love & Connection that Pure Chocolate Brings

Sacred Ceremonies, Serotonin Surges and Spanish Courts – the alluring history of the Cacao Bean. Cacao has long been thought of as one of the most sacred foods on the planet. Prized throughout the centuries as an aphrodisiac, a powerful medicine and as a currency for trade, the legend of the cacao bean has been long shrouded in hushed reverence, …

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Raspberry Tea for You and Me

Raspberry Tea for You and Me. Tea, for many, is sacred. A ritual. A moment in time to come back to oneself.  Imbued with sociability, it’s often enjoyed with friends. Consumed with cake. Used as a marker of passing time. Linked to feelings of well being. We often stop for a cuppa, a tea break to stretch the legs, take …

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Storytelling is Our Heart & Soul Calling … Listen!

“There is a world behind this world. The old cultures used to be in constant conversation with it through the sacred practices of storytelling, dreaming, ceremony, and song. They invited the Otherworld to visit them, to transmit its wisdom to them, so that they might be guided by an ancient momentum”.  Toko Pa Turner The ancient art of telling stories is …

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Embody your True Potential – Ayurveda

The Knowledge of Life – Ayurveda Ayu…. what?? Ayurveda!  Sounds a bit of a mouthful, so we’ve compiled some simple facts to explain this amazing ancient Indian healing system. Ayurveda is said to be a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). According to ayurvedic theory, good health is dependent on a careful balance between body, …

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Time To Get Your Ducks All Lined Up! New Moon in Leo

The New Moon in Leo invites a time of playful, warm hearted self-expression. After the Full Moon roller coaster and eclipse last month, we are about to step in to a New Moon packed with renewed energy, romance, self-expression, play and promise. Thank goodness for that! The New Moon on the 11th August is a Solar Eclipse and rises in …

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Djilba – Willy Wagtails, Wattlebirds and Swooping Magpies

Explosions of yellow and vibrant blue skies mark the beginning of Djilba Have you noticed the burst of yellow and cream flowers appearing, as if by magic, in the surrounding bush? Each year, at this time, the sudden and stunning vibrance of the Acacias often take us by surprise. It’s a joyful reminder of transience, that the seasons continue to …

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A Roller Coaster Ride this Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse and Mars Retrograde

Full Moon in Aquarius The Full Moon in our skies this Saturday, July 27, sits in Aquarius and is a total lunar eclipse, the longest this century, lasting 1 hour and 23 minutes.  It’s also a blood moon, the red colouring caused by the light refraction of the Earth’s atmosphere. With any total lunar eclipse, the covering of the Moon …

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Cause for Celebration or Chaos – Lunar Eclipse

An Eclipse is an astronomical event that occurs when one celestial body in the sky obscures another. During a Lunar Eclipse, the Moon moves into the shadow of Earth. The history of the Lunar Eclipse is peppered with extraordinary tales of subterfuge, intrigue, supernatural forces, angry Gods, veiled threats, lost battles, dark omens and incredible escapes. Many ancient civilisations were …

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The Love of Art for Hearts Sake

At The Sound Temple, we’re deeply committed to creative and artistic expression as a way of life. We’re passionate about supporting all forms of artistic endeavour, whether it’s through sound, story, art, movement, textile, painting, writing, craft, singing, breath work or chant.  Art connects us with others, offers deep insights into the Self and often reveals the collectiveness of our …