Of Animal Myths and Magic

I recently read a wonderful book called Invoking Animal Magic: A Guide for the Pagan Priestess by Hearth Moon Rising. I’ve encountered other guides to working with animal totems or animal energies, and most often they are encyclopedic lists of … Continue reading

Starcat’s Favorites: Snow Day

I’m enjoying being snowed in today. The cats are sort of bored, but not me. I have plenty of projects to keep me busy. Currently I’m listening to A Prairie Home Companion and waiting for the vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie to … Continue reading

Starcat’s Favorites: Waning Days of 2013

How were your holidays? Are you basking in a contented glow, feeling glad that they’re finally over, or a bit of both? I had some joyful times with my dear family and friends. Yet there was also sadness, and some … Continue reading

Creations, Gratitude, and a Sparkly New Project

It’s the last day of November, the final hours even. How did my NaNoWriMo go? Here’s a simple answer: We did it! BlackLion and I finished our first-ever novel around noontime today, with a combined total of 105,332 words. Yessss!!! … Continue reading

Starcat’s Favorites: Settle In…

…with a cup of your favorite beverage. Starcat’s Favorites is back! Even through the busy times and the grief, I’ve been reading and gathering links. Reading is my lifelong refuge, my favorite comfort food, my natural state of being. The … Continue reading

Nearly Ready

This summer has been a whirlwind of intense energies. Are you feeling it, too? My astrologer friends have been talking about all the powerful conjunctions, squares, and oppositions affecting us, not only individually but as a culture. It makes sense … Continue reading

Having Good Tools

As I mentioned in my last post, I have just joined the world of smartphones. Before this, I had the same cell phone since 2006, and we’d gotten rid of our land line at about that same time. I mostly … Continue reading