''The elf-queene, with hir joly compaignie, Daunced ful ofte in many a grene mede.” Geoffrey Chaucer "The Wife of Bath’s Tale"


What if I told you that your every conflict, disappointment, struggle, or challenge with others and yourself, was merely a manifestation of what's going on within your own thinking. Would you go there first to fix, mend, and allay?
Yeah, you might miss the drama. 


5 Reasons to Use Palo Santo Everyday!

The Alchemist
5 Reasons to Use Palo Santo Everyday!
Bursera graveolens, more commonly known from the Spanish language as ‘Palo Santo’ which means ‘holy wood’, is a wild tree native to Mexico and South America (the Yucatán Peninsula to Peru and Venezuela). Its citrus, minty scent and yellowish piney smoke became very popular in Northern America from the 1960’s and since then, many forms of ‘Palo Santo’ is being used for Industrial or Spiritual Reason.
Palo Santo Magic
The Energy of the Holy Wood is believed to be used since the Era of Incas, a system of different cultures and peoples that developed in the Andes of Colombia, southward down the Andes to northern Argentina and Chile, plus the coastal deserts of Peru and northern Chile. Incas were believed to be very powerful in magic, thus, picking this wood as one of their favorite tools, means something for us!
Why use Palo Santo instead of other types of Smudging?
  • Because the vibrations of Palo Santo are different than all others! Although it feels like frankincense, myrrh and sage – the effect is different! 
  • Incas used ‘Palo Santo’ to abolish mala energía – the negative energy. There are many herbs and resins which we use to send away negativity.
  • The energy of this Herb is the same because it infuses the room with a sense of Warmth and Love. This mixture of Light and Love is what makes it so special. 

5 Reasons to Use Palo Santo Everyday!


Image result for palo santo uses  I love this!  Its name literally means holy     wood, and it is just that. When it is burned, the smoke is believed to have both medicinal and therapeutic healing power. Traditionally, it is burned by Incas, indigenous people of the Andes, Shamans and medicine people for spiritual purifying, energy cleansing and healing.


Guidance received by Eileen Caddy 
In Absolute Quietness And Confidence You Will Know

Take time to be still, take time to listen to My still small voice. Never be satisfied with anything less. My voice is there for all to hear when they learn to become still and listen. Get into that direct contact with Me and leave all else behind. In this way you will not become part of the terrible chaos and confusion, which is rampant in the world at this time, but in absolute quietness and confidence you will know exactly where you are going and nothing and no-one will be able to drag you off that path.
14 September 2018
One of the co-founders of the Findhorn Community, Eileen Caddy, received guidance from the "still, small voice within" and shared it with the community for more than 40 years until she passed away in 2006. We continue this tradition as her guidance is as relevant today as it was when she received it.


Although Mars Retrograde  went  stationary direct, we still have  shadow period which may activate your warrior persona, a reminder the symbology of  Mars the god of war. Here at The Cottage, it revived a chronic  issue  so if/when this happens, choose your battles/save yourself first.


What To Expect Now That Mars Retrograde Is Over

Sara CoughlinAugust 27, 2018, 1:20 PM

Are your steps springier; is your laughter easier; is your brow less furrowed today? A sudden sense of levity could be due to the fact that the holiday weekend looms ahead and your vacation brain has already kicked in. But, if you're an avid horoscope reader, it's just as likely that your lightheartedness is thanks to the end of Mars retrograde. As of today, the red planet's backspin that started on June 26 is no more — but, as there always seems to be in astrology, there's a catch: We're not quite out of the woods yet.
While this year's Mars retrograde really is over, we're still in the midst of its shadow period,


www.darkstarastrology.com ~ Marina

The new moon September 2018 falls at 17º Virgo decan 2. The new moon September 2018 astrology shows the new moon as part of a minor grand trine. It falls on fixed star Mizar in the great bear.
This is a very extreme position for the new moon where there seems no grey area at all. Either this energy is that of a sinner or a saint, and can equally swing to one or the other within the same day. The sadomasochistic tendency here is very strong, where the pain in their lives is a theme for good or ill. Those touched by this new moon could become an empathic nurse or the torturer, much depends on the consciousness of the soul affected.



Written by Patricia Liles.  Contact her at PATLILES@aol.com
Virgo New Moon Cycle
Sun and Moon in Virgo ~ 17º
Sunday, Sept. 9, 12:01 PM Mountain Daylight Time
(September 9, 6:01 PM Greenwich Mean Time)
Our lunar monthly reset in Virgo brings integration of mind, body, and spirit.  ALL the planets (and most of the asteroids) are in yin signs ~ earth or water, feminine signs.  New Moon Virgo brings to the fore our physical and emotional needs.  We need to tend our gardens, focus on digestion whether it’s food or information, look to our storage areas, and trust our gut reactions.  We reflect on and integrate the story we are telling ourselves, and release the tightly clenched fingers of perfectionism, criticism and doubt.  Because of its axis with Pisces, Virgo has a relationship with the sacred goddess we carry in our hearts.  Virgo serves that goddess within.  She understands sacrifice and serving the sacred mystery.  At the same time, Virgo’s love of order and duty keeps our daily life, our work, what sustains us in efficient and productive running mode here in the physical plane.


I tell you never accept second best over anything. It would be best to blot out any mediocre picture completely and then start once again building up the perfect one with My help and guidance. I tell you it is not necessary to accept second best when the perfect is waiting there for you. Limitation is in your own consciousness. Realize this and start, expanding your consciousness right now until there are no limitations, no restrictions.  When you desire something very deeply and find that desire imprinted in your consciousness all the time, you may be sure sooner or later that desire will be answered. That is why every desire, every need, must be guided and have My hallmark and My blessing so you draw only the very best to you. See before you only the very best, if necessary go on painting that picture in your mind until it is perfect. You can do this with people, with situations, with everything.
07 August 2018
One of the co-founders of the Findhorn Community, Eileen Caddy, received guidance from the "still, small voice within" and shared it with the community for more than 40 years until she passed away in 2006. We continue this tradition as her guidance is as relevant today as it was when she received it.


With Mars in post shadow phase until October 8, you may be experiencing tailender backlashes! If so then choose no response.  Actually this is the best choice about most things -- don't claim it!  Assert your dominion and move on. 


I'm publishing this in case you can relate -- It really helps to know others healed/are healing their broken spirit -  a lifetime challenge for some of us. Admin Kay 
  Debra Shiveley Welch, Traditionally Published Author (2004-present)
My spirit has been broken.Until my late 20s, I was just that: a broken spirit. I lived my childhood without love, emotional support, indeed, many times without the necessities of life. I was introverted, full of shame (undeserved) and believed that I was one of those people who could not engender love. I was alone.


Even though Mars went stationary direct August 27, it still emits during the post retrograde phase, so beware. I received warning message to go Ninja and know to always take Mars seriously.  . .  sigh.


Co-creative science is a revolutionary way
to address the many serious problems
that are mushrooming all around us. 
Co-Creative Science is a book about nature and the amazing partnership we can forge with nature for working together to successfully address the many problems that face us in our everyday and professional lives. But co-creative science isn't just for addressing problems. It also points the way for us to establish our new partnership with nature so that we can live an environmentally friendly life that will be part of our planet's solutions and balance, and not part of our planet's problems and destruction.


The trick is learning to maintain an unwavering focus upon your desired end result, your completed dream, the "finish line," without insisting upon or contemplating its means of attainment, no matter how logical, obvious, or tempting it may seem.
   The Universe


Having a dream, is more important than having it come true.
Just a little oddity to spin the wheels of your mind.



The Full Moon energy stirred things up for some of us - emotional upsets, health issues, last minute breakdowns and more -  all that full moon stuff.  The good news is   Mercury  Retrograde post shadow phase is fading fast (Sept 2) and Mars goes stationary direct August 27, 2018. so we can expect things to get back to normal - our version anyway!  In the lingering aftereffects, assert dominion like the god-dess you are and accept no substitutes. 


The wonderful CATHY PAGANO shares:

“It’s a time to rest in the arms of the watery womb of life, rocking gently on calm tidal flows…
“The Pisces Moon asks us to walk with Spirit as our most intimate companion and to use our creative imagination to discover what has been awakened in us by all the changes and challenges we’ve gone through this year…
“The ruling planets of this Full Moon, Mercury/Virgo and Jupiter/Pisces, are squaring each other. So in the midst of the calm, we are challenged to speak to the heart of things


  Agatha Christie: "The supernatural is only the natural of which the laws are not yet understood."

 Clarke's three laws

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
British science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke formulated three adages that are known as Clarke's three laws, of which the third law is the best known and most widely cited:
  1. When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
  2. The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
  3. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.


Top 10 Takeaways from “A New Earth: Create A Better Life” By Eckhart Tolle

1. “ The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.”

2. “ Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”

3. “Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.”

4. “Give up defining yourself — to yourself or to others. You won’t die. You will come to life. And don’t be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious Presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.”

5. “What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.”

6. “Living up to an image that you have of yourself or that other people have of you is inauthentic living.”

7. “ Don’t Seek Happiness. If you seek it, you won’t find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness”

8. “When you don’t cover up the world with words and labels, a sense of the miraculous returns to your life that was lost a long time ago when humanity, instead of using thought, became possessed by thought.”

9. “This is my secret,” he said. “I don’t mind what happens.”

10. “Authentic human interactions become impossible when you lose yourself in a role.”


I posted Victory Garden back in 2012, but  still haven't relocated off the beaten path!  It's more relevant now than ever, with escalating  nuclear threats, superstorms and rising oceans.  Exploring transparent beliefs reveals blocks in the way, made even more so by increased attention?  Best to  Return To Source and regroup, just in time to align with Mercury Stationary Direct in a couple of days.


Retrograde planets still stuck/backward motion but Mercury goes stationary direct the 18th, and not a moment too soon!  I knew better than to redecorate while the stars were askew but needed it done asap so dived in anyway. . . sigh.  Actually it's going OK if I don't focus on the detours and delays and by the way the 3rd set of curtains didn't work so awaiting delivery of  fourth set.  All good and timely reminder next time align with the stars.


On August 11, a new moon will rise, signaling the end of one moon cycle and the beginning of another. It's not just a new moon, though — it's also a partial solar eclipse. A partial solar eclipse happens whenever the sun, the moon, and the Earth are not perfectly aligned in a straight line. In the case of a partial solar eclipse, the moon moves so that it covers a small piece of the sun. This is certainly a very cool thing to see in the sky, but it also has a deeper meaning. Like any other astrological phenomenon, the partial solar eclipse has some spiritual meanings that are going to affect your life.