Literary Criticism/ in practice for a test
St Kevin and the Black Bird / by Seamus Heaney (1996) – And then there was St Kevin and the blackbird. The saint is kneeling, arms stretched out, inside His cell, but the cell is narrow, so _ One turned-up palm is out the window, stiff As a crossbeam, when a blackbird lands And lays…
Enjoy the Garden of Eden – Today is an Ace of Coins
When dealing with this energy, it pays to remember that in the Judeo-Christian religion, the first gift from God was the Garden of Eden
Resurrection leads to Judgement and from there to ….?
Easter is an excellent time to consider that the doctrine of the resurrection leads straight to that of judgement, which like Karma, leads to the moment when the ‘rewards’ for your past efforts appear. Sounds scary, I admit. But the wisdom of the Tarot suggests that for those who’ve met certain preconditions, judgement is a…
Saturn as the Antidote to Your Saturated (shopaholic) Self
Saturn signifies our striving for accomplishment, material success, and social status – for authority and control. All necessary things for the individuated ego to succeed in the world.
Today is a Hanged Man Day
In other words, that which is truly ‘real’ essential is buried the ‘reality’ of everyday life. No wonder we feel so stuck in our increasingly secular lives.
With Easter Arrives Taurus & A More Gentle Time
Easter is the first Sunday following the first full moon that occurs on or after the day of the vernal equinox (the first day of spring). It can fall on any date (that’s a Sunday) between 22 March and 25th April. The most likely date is 19 April while the average date is 7th April.…
The Astrological Houses of Air & The Word of God
It is in air houses (3rd, 7th, and the 11th), that you manifest your ideas even if you are often disappointed when they don’t accord with ‘reality’.
Religious Fundamentalism at its Core
Elshtain argues that, although once God alone was the sovereign in all things, over time his sovereignty became ‘privatised’.
On the Passing of an Elderly neighbour
Today, on a brisk, sunny day in the bowels of winter, I discovered that my neighbour, a frail and fiercely proud elderly lady, had died. I learned of this sad event when, while on my way to the grocery store, I saw a shiny black hearse surrounded by small crowd of well-wishers outside her door.…
Boxing Day Tradition/The Spirit of Christmas
Traditionally, Boxing Day was the day when those who ‘have’ gave something to those who ‘have not’ – like coins dropped in the special alms box at church or presents given to the servants. May sound condescending to modern minds, but perhaps the gesture was better received than we imagine. At any rate, these days…