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Amara Rose's Blog – December 2009 Archive (5)

Once In A Blue Moon: A Potent New Year's Blessing

On December 31, 2009, we'll experience a blue moon lunar eclipse. A blue moon typically refers to the second full moon in a given month, which only happens once every few years, making it unusual enough to generate a sense of expectancy. However, the original definition referred to the 13th full moon in a "tropical year", or growing season, traditionally measured from one winter solstice to the next.



So while the full moon and blue moon… Continue

Added by Amara Rose on December 29, 2009 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Mercury Rx: A Healing New Year's Gift

On December 26th, the planet Mercury will appear to move backwards in the sky until January 15, 2010 — a dance it typically does three times each year. Because Mercury rules communication, transportation and technology, many people have an instinctive aversion to these retrograde cycles. But as with all shadows, Mercury retrogrades contain hidden gifts.… Continue

Added by Amara Rose on December 25, 2009 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Season of Stories

"The universe is made of stories, not atoms." ~ Muriel Rukeyser


As we enter the year's prime shopping season, stores tend to replace stories as the gift source of choice. I grew up in Paramus, New Jersey, the shopping capital of the known universe, so I understand just how seductive — and soul diminishing — the material mindset can be.



Emerson said: "Rings and jewels are not gifts but apologies for gifts. The… Continue

Added by Amara Rose on December 17, 2009 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Reaching Your Boyle-ing Point

At an age when most performers have hit their peak and may already be on a downward spiral, one rising star has captivated the world — not only with her phenomenal voice, but with her story. Susan Boyle shot to stardom just before turning 48.



We generally groom our superstars as youth: usually a new name enters our consciousness when the performer is between 18-22, sometimes… Continue

Added by Amara Rose on December 7, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

December newsletter: From Resistance to Resilience

Years ago a popular television commercial featured a maternal manicurist who would soften her customers' hands in Palmolive dishwashing liquid. The theme was both arresting and funny. The patron, upon learning the contents of the cuticle-softening dish, would jerk her hand away and gasp: "Dishwashing liquid?" Madge would calmly pat her hand back down, reassuring, "It's Palmolive!"



I was ruminating on how such a commercial might play in the… Continue

Added by Amara Rose on December 3, 2009 at 3:38pm — No Comments


        

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