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The Feminine Way – A Journey Back to Wholeness

“Women forget how much we can inspire each other. No one understands us like us.” – Alex Elle A long time ago, it was common for women to come together in circle to support each other through everything. They would support each other through birth, take it easy during their menstrual cycle and take care of each other’s children. They …

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Show Us A Rock to Stand On and Give Us Wings to Fly

FULL MOON IN CAPRICORN – Wednesday 17th July 2019 “What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?” – Erin Hanson For hundreds of thousands of years, the Full Moon has shrouded our world in her mysterious light. She has kept us company through many a lonely night, has guided ships across endless oceans and has helped …

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250 Aboriginal Languages Existed …

The Indigenous voice of this country is well over 65,000 years old. They were the first words spoken on this continent. The languages passed down knowledge, lore and culture for over millennia. It’s this indigenous voice that includes skill, know-how practices and innovations found in many contexts such as ecological, scientific, agricultural, technical and medical fields. They are the words …

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New Moon in Cancer – A Time to Dance in the Rain

“A dreamer is one who can only find her way by moonlight.” – Oscar Wilde This time of year, especially here at The Sound Temple, the bush is bursting with joy. Everything outside is covered in rain drops, wood smoke blows its way over the roof tops and the freshness of the air helps us to all breathe more deeply. …

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Smudging with Sacred Sage for your Soul

Smudging is an ancient art that is believed to have been practiced by Native Americans for centuries. It’s the name given to the ceremonial, daily act of cleansing and purification which uses a selection of herbs which are bundled together with string to form a smudge stick before being ignited. The Native Americans smudge using sacred herbs, and their technique …

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Winter Solstice – It Is A Time For Home

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is a time for home.” – Edith Sitwell The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year (generally occurring three weeks after the beginning of winter), when some parts of the world slip …

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side this Sagittarius Moon

Meet me at midnight in the forest of my dreams. We’ll make a fire and count that stars that shimmer above the trees.” – Christy Ann Martine Since the dawn of time, our ancestors have been using the movements of the heavens to keep the seasons and to pinpoint time. The sun’s movements were, and sometimes still are, considered the …

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Odin’s One Eye, Thor’s Hammer and Freyja’s Feathered Cloak

“The world is shaped by two things: stories told, and the memories they leave behind.” – Vera Nazarian Myths, legends and stories have been around for millennium, burning their way through the shadows of history like a candle that cannot be blown out. Most of us remember the joy of storytelling. We fought off the pirates with Peter Pan, we …

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Naughty and Nice – The Twins and Gemini

“I’m such a ‘look at the moon’ person”. – Unknown New Moon is a time when the universe stops, breathes, and takes a moment to give us a chance to start afresh. New Moon is always a time full of strong energy, when the time for change hovers over everything like a faint, silvery mist, sometimes revealing things to us …