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Leaves of orange and gold and red
spiral gently overhead
and then the wind begins to sing
of dreams that only Fall can bring.
Then in my heart and in my soul
there came the dream
and it would seem
of all the things that Fall could bring
the gentle spiral of the leaves
would be the dream now granted me.

© Deanna Joseph

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It is said that the angel Sandalphon was created from the Tree of Life, and walked the Earth in human form as Elijah, the great prophet of Israel who we’ve read about in the book of Kings in the Bible. Toward the end of his days he was taken in a flaming chariot in a whirlwind into the Heavens – alive and well – to return to his angelic form.

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Because the moon revolves around the Earth once every 28 days, or so, we may, on occasion have a year with 13 moons (rather than 12). The fourth full moon within a season, according to the Farmer’s Almanac, is known as a Blue Moon. (Note, some call the second full moon in a calendar month a Blue Moon). The Blue Moon is celebrated as a time to charge dreams and wishes with power so they may come into being.

However, there is another rare moon occurrence that seems to slip by, unnoticed. It’s known as the Sidhe (pronounced shee) Moon or Faery Moon (aka Black Moon). The Faery Moon is the second new moon in a calendar month, and this only occurs once every two to three years.

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“O Winter! King of intimate delights, fireside enjoyments, home-born happiness…” William Cowper

The long ago December night is cold and quiet. Wise men and shepherds journey to the birthplace of a child of wonder; a child born to a mortal woman, yet of divine origins, who will one day bring hope and inspiration to mankind.

It’s a story many people are familiar with, though surprisingly this was first the birth story of Apollo and then later Mithras, long before it became the birth story of Jesus.

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What would a dreamer say about the symbolism of the popular holiday carol, “The Twelve Days of Christmas?”

On the first day of Christmas my True Love gave to me:
True Love represents that aspect of ourselves that never buys into the dramas, lies, or outdated belief systems that we love to carry around with us. True Love towards ourselves is understanding, compassion and acceptance.

A Partridge in a Pear Tree
The pear is symbolic of hope, balance and love. The Partridge symbolizes fertility, and reminds us that it takes intent to walk a spiritual path. We can just as easily fall into patterns of addiction and destruction as we can walk a path of truth and light.

Two Turtle Doves
Doves represent peace and harmony. Two of them represent a harmonious relationship.

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It’s no secret that Autumn is my favorite time of the year. The days are getting shorter, and the scent of cinnamon fills the air. The event filled Summer is behind us, and we are in a peaceful lull before the holiday rush starts up.

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There is a place, a place I know
Where all the kindred spirits go,
Where you can hear the faerie song,
Where hopes and dreams still linger on.
The days are brightly filled with cheer
and merrily songs do fill the ear.
And as the old year passes by,
And time, it so does seem to fly,
Then I will know, the time has come
to honor those who’ve gone along.

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Throughout our lives we have relationships that help us to learn and grow. With each of these relationships we develop an energetic connection that, for good or ill, stays with us.

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Movies like the Exorcist, A Haunting in Connecticut and the Exorcism of Emily Rose tell the stories of people who have been possessed by spirits. In many ways, the scariest thing about these movies is the utter unpredictability and randomness of the spirit possession.

But in reality, we have much more power than we think. Spirit possession most often occurs because someone’s energy field has been weakened, and they are unaware.

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I love this time of year. The leaves are turning gold and red, pumpkins and squash are beginning to ripen, and the first of the pomegranates are starting to appear.

There is something very special about the arrival of fall. The days are getting shorter, and a faint chill is in the air. We pull out our favorite sweaters and find our favorite blankets. We are drawn to the comfort of the hearth, and have a desire to reconnect to our friends and family.

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