Kelley Hunter

 Honey in the Heart: Emotional Alchemy of the Venus Pentangle

The Feminine Path of Self-Awakening & Personal Brilliance

The essential bottom line is I am so interested in both the cosmic feminine and the divine feminine. I feel both are really awakening now, offering a new birth experience for us all. Part of this process is taking a look at the genderizing of both the Sun and the Moon (as well as the planets). I am not comfortable with the Sun being considered masculine all the time – as it is in the Western culture anyway. There are many Sun goddesses and, in some cultural traditions, the Moon becomes masculine.

Personally, I have Pluto on the Ascendant so archetypes are a strong calling for me. This, coupled with my discovery of the goddesses, my exploration of Jungian philosophy and my study of astrology, truly opened up my life and a pathway to a cosmological philosophy.

All this deepened with the death of my son . . . that changed my life path and took me to deep inner realms. . . The truth is we only know what we have experienced. We can’t do it all by ourselves. We need each other. In astrology, we connect to a greater whole that honors soul and essence, that is inclusive and that invites us to know more about our lives. We can become the divine feminine dancing in the center of the black hole.


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Becca Tarnas

Astrology as a Spiritual Practice

My astrological foundation is rooted deeply in archetypes and planetary patterns, the relationship planets have with each other. The way the character of each of the planets expresses itself and illuminates a multitude of potentials and possibilities leads us constantly to fresh perspectives and revelations. Our charts can be the greatest dialogue we have with ourselves.

This was the core that drew me in. Yet, when I first started practising astrology,   I didn’t have a sense of it as a spiritual practice until my relationship with the planetary archetypes expanded, leaving me with a deeper sense of just how extraordinary the dimensions of astrology truly are and just how extraordinary our relationships with planetary archetypes can be. This, in itself, carried a strong spiritual sense that I hadn’t encountered elsewhere in my life. And that encounter was profound.

Now not a day goes by that I don’t see life through that lens. Astrology provides a tool to explore, to plumb the depths, to point to a deeper purpose. As such, it is a spiritual practice. The more we get to know our chart, the more it is a daily call to a spiritual practice.

Astrology acts to awaken us to profound awareness. It connects us to something beyond the human realm. To soul, in my experience. The more we explore this map, this cartography, the more doors open, the more there is to know. There are always places to go in a chart, always things to delve into.  



Alan Annand

Mercury Rx Body Mitten

Feeling wobbly, forgetful, and introverted during this Mercury retrograde cycle? This can be a great time for renewal and self-reflection. The Mercury Retrograde Body Mitten (TM) is designed specifically to contain and counteract the powerful negative mental and energetic effects of Mercury retrograde. Each body mitten is hand-knitted by celibate Virgos using hypo-allergenic squirrel wool inter-woven with strands of unicorn hair that were marinated in lavender oil infused with emerald powder. This energetic matrix provides a comfortable and fashionable garment to create an aware and stable personal environment before, during, and after Mercury retrograde. 

Production of our body mittens follows a strict process of spiritual guidance, prayer, and attunement to the planet. After knitting, garments are dyed a limited range of peaceful colors (aquamarine, blue, green, mauve, teal) in a solution of Clematis, Narcissus, and White Chestnut flower essences to help ground thoughts and calm an over-stimulated mind. The communication port located equidistant between the crown and throat chakras helps to release ideas and thoughts through communication, while the grounding port located below the base chakra allows optional access to reality, and discreet bodily functions, as required.

Mercury Retrograde Body Mittens come in several sizes. If you have a moderate-sized neurosis, just slip into our Mer-X size model, and you’ll immediately feel comforted by the warm sense of enclosure and protection the body mitten provides. For New Age devotees crippled by more complex anxieties, say, involving both Mercurophobia and claustrophobia, you might want to consider our Mer-XL model which gives you greater freedom to thrash around inside your own little insular world. And for co-dependent reality-denial couples, nothing says “I honor the neurotic me I see reflected in you” better than our Mer-2XL model, which features an inner partition liner (not shown) for couples who want to enjoy togetherness without actual physical contact.

Note: the Mercury Retrograde Body Mitten is not suitable for children, animals or the elderly with mobility problems. It is, however, eminently suitable for breastfeeding mothers in arch-conservative environments.

The Mercury Retrograde Body Mitten: when the world gets too scary for three weeks at a time, you’re safe in your own little world.