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Raven Moss ~ Chosen By Fate — Loved By The Fae

Thank you for posting this. I have literally been waiting all of my current lifetime for this to begin. I had at one time nearly given up, fallen into a pit of despair that humans-at least the colonized portion of humanity-were just dead set (pun intended) on isolating themselves from the rest of life and utterly destroying as much of it as they could manage before they extinct themselves.
I never completely gave up because miracles and magic are after all nature in action;-)
Please read and share this-even if-no especially if- you think it is silly, crazy or unrealistic. Because if you think those things you are most in need of the magic this blessed being is offering you.

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This post will appeal to skeptics, as well as Friends of the Fae. I’m so pleased to see that Raven Moss has, as she calls it, “come out of the Faery cupboard” with another fabulous article about faeries, shamanism and planetary healing.

Her discussion of the Tooth Fairy also reminds me that a couple weeks ago multiple people emailed or texted me about the existence of the Tooth Fairy, so I asked my Otherworld friends to comment. They shared that the tradition of leaving a tooth in exchange for money stemmed from long ago when poor farmers and serfs who kept the Faery Faith could not afford any sort of dental care.

I have no way of verifying this, but they assure me they wouldn’t lie: adults would leave rotten, broken or removed teeth as an offering to the Fae, and in return, the faeries would leave them gold. Since…

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Truthout Daily Digest February 23,2014


Eisa Nefertari Ulen, Truthout: Trying to “prove” the historical foundations of family histories with a DNA test takes Eisa Ulen deep down the rabbit hole into communal histories rarely explored.

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A Call to Develop a Worker Cooperative Sector in New York City: How the City Can Create Jobs and Address Inequality at Its Roots

John W. Lawrence, Truthout: Co-op business development pioneers in New York City recently shared their successes and discussed their needs in building infrastructure and planting the seeds of a democratic work movement.

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Frances Fox Piven | Extreme Poverty Has Been Used to Divide and Terrify Working People for Centuries

Frances Fox Piven, HarperCollins: One of more than 30 top progressive thinkers who contributed to the new book,Imagine Living in a Socialist USA, Frances Fox Piven argues that the guarantee of a universal income would facilitate a new economic fairness and stability to a financial system careening out of control.

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Truthout Interviews Featuring Tony Kashani on Bob Dylan and Market Fascism

Ted Asregadoo, Truthout: Tony Kashani discusses our pre-conceived notions of “America” and how that lends itself to an exclusionary ideology; an ideology that Bob Dylan has apparently opposed – but in which he participates, in a starring role as a pitchman for Chrysler.

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Violent Protests in Venezuela Fit a Pattern

Dan Beeton, Center for Economic Policy and Research: While some in Washington foreign policy circles may attempt to portray the leaders of this new wave of protests in Venezuela as persecuted pro-democracy heroes, they in fact have histories of supporting anti-democratic and unconstitutional efforts to oust the government.

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Why Amazon’s Collaboration With the CIA Is So Ominous – and Vulnerable

Norman Solomon, Norman Solomon’s Blog: Amazon is hosting a huge computing cloud for the CIA’s secrets – a digital place where data for mass surveillance and perpetual war are converging. The company now has the means, motive and opportunity to provide huge amounts of customer information to its new business partner.

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LAPD Goes to Israel, Falls in Love With Drones and Mass Surveillance

Rania Khalek, Electronic Antifada: Earlier this month, eight of the LAPD’s highest ranking officers toured Israel’s private security firms and drone manufacturers. It’s likely that the grant that paid for the trip came from the Department of Homeland Security.

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Keystone XL “at a Standstill” After Nebraska Ruling

Kristin Moe, Yes! Magazine: Local landowners and environmentalists who have long opposed the pipeline project are celebrating the decision.

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Afraid, Apathetic, Indifferent and Hypocritical

Max Eternity, The Eternity Group: How wise is it to continue squandering the immeasurable power of speaking truth to power – denying one’s individual and collective power in order to prop up the Obama socio-political illusion?

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Tiny Houses for the Homeless: An Affordable Solution Catches On

Erika Lundahl, Yes! Magazine: A growing number of towns and cities have found a practical solution to homelessness through the construction of tiny-house villages – and housing officials are taking notice.

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This week in Speakout:

Carolina Drake talks about the continuing legacy for her generation of growing up in Argentina during the economic crisis; Public Citizen reports NSA and DHS have finally acknowledged the right to sell parody merchandise using their images; New Partners reveals the Obama administration’s TPP trade officials received hefty bonuses from big banks; the staff at the Center for Economic Policy Research skewer Thomas Friedman’s enthusiasm for “free trade” and ignorance of economics; Libi Uremovic talks about the difficulty of obtaining government records in spite of sunshine and transparency laws; and more.

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The BuzzFlash commentary for Truthout will return soon.

Ukraine Leadership Points West as US Warns Russia Against Force

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Gun Production in US Sets New Record With 30 Percent Increase

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How ALEC Helped Duke Energy Block Stricter Coal Ash Rules

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Report: NSA Is Bugging German Ministers Instead of the Merkel Circle

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BP Gets Slick in Trying to Undermine Gulf Oil Spill Settlement

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You Still Need to Care About Sky-High Wall Street CEO Pay

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Meet the Olympic Workers Still Waiting for Payday

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NorthPoint Astrology Journal February 24 to March 2, 2014 Pam Younghans

Today‘s photo: Auroras over Fairbanks, Alaska on February 19, 2013 (photo by Marketa S. Murray, posted onSpaceweather.com)

CHANGE is more than “in the air” — it is very tangible now, and demonstrated both literally and symbolically by planetary activities this week. Three planets change direction in the next seven days: Mercury completes its retrograde (backward motion) phase on Friday, Mars goes retrograde on Saturday, and Saturn goes retrograde on Sunday.

Since planets must slow their progress to a standstill when they prepare to change directions, each of these planets is basically standing still in the heavens this week. This means that their influence is also strengthened now.

To conceptualize this effect, we can think of how it feels to stand on the platform in a train station when the train has pulled to a stop and is waiting for the next leg of its journey to begin. We can feel the vibration of the train through our feet on the platform, and our ears are filled with the sound of the idling train engine. Our awareness of the energy emitted by the train is greatly heightened.

WITH MERCURY at a standstill in Aquarius this week, we have the opportunity to observe life from a more objective standpoint than usual. If there are delays or complications that occur, we can stand back from our attachment to what we had expected would occur, and understand that there are reasons and purposes for whatever has transpired.

The week that Mercury finishes its retrograde phase is actually the preparation stage for moving forward. If we have used the past three weeks wisely, we have been reviewing our projected path and rethinking our plans.

Now that Mercury is ready to go forward, we want to be sure that we are not attached to previous ways of thinking or perceiving our reality. We want to have allowed Mercury retrograde to do its job of altering our perceptions, even if only slightly. It sometimes takes just a small change in current trajectory to manifest the unfolding of a major shift in course.

WITH MARS stationing in Libra this week, we will want to be aware of where we feel irritation, especially within the context of our desire to please others and maintain harmonious relationships. Mars is trying to help us be aware of any ways that we interrupt our forward motion through an over-dependence on confirmation from outside of us.

This over-dependence can manifest in several ways. The most common are through excessive reliance on another person’s agreement or input, and through dissipating our energy with too much mental comparison of possible outcomes.

While Mars is retrograde (until May 19), we will be learning more about where the energy we project is out-of-sync with what we really want to create. This time of review and realignment will help us release or alter old energy patterns that have undercut our progress toward the fulfillment of our desires.

SATURN’S retrograde phase begins on Saturday and will last until July 20. During this week and next, while the planet is barely moving, we may be especially aware of Saturn’s lessons of patience, discipline, and response-ability.

With Saturn in Scorpio, our progress toward our goals may appear to be slowed during this five-month period. This slow-down is more likely to occur if there is a need for further research, for greater knowing of our own motivations, or for an increased understanding of what is going on behind the scenes. This is especially true for those who are experiencing strong Saturn transits — those who have personal planets in their natal charts in the middle degrees (from 16 to 24 degrees) of a fixed sign (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, or Aquarius).

Here’s a helpful quote about Saturn’s retrograde phase from astrologer Bil Tierney, taken from his book Dynamics of Aspect Analysis:

“Our immediate ambitions often seem thwarted unnecessarily (according to our limited perspective), and usually because unforeseen commitments and responsibilities enter our lives and demand our time and energy. Such obligations are likely to be an example of ‘unfinished business’ neglected at some previous point that now must be resolved and completed before we can forge ahead into new activity. We will actually succeed with our interests best in the long run when we accept our present duties with more patience, endurance, and inner steadiness of attention.

“This is often a poor time for impulsively attempting to disrupt or alter one’s present status. It is a better period for first attempting to make adjustments or alterations that could ideally relieve any sense of frustration. However, this can be an excellent time for taking stock of oneself and working upon building the inner structure needed to foster a greater level of psychological strength.”

ANOTHER, very important, planetary highlight this week is the Uranus-Jupiter square, which is exact (strongest) on Tuesday. These two planets are two of the four players in April’s Cardinal Grand Cross, and so their interaction is likely to provide good information about the changes that lie ahead.

This Uranus-Jupiter square provides very different energy than the Saturn themes just described. Where Saturn moves slowly, Uranus moves with lightning speed. Where Saturn is cautious and practical, Jupiter is exuberant, enthusiastic, and willing to take risks.

It may be that those most affected by Saturn will have the “slo-mo” experience this week and next, while those most affected by Uranus/Jupiter will have a bit of a rollercoaster ride — exciting, but unpredictable. Those most affected by Uranus/Jupiter are those with personal planets in their natal charts between 8 to 13 degrees of the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn).

WE ALSO HAVE a New Moon on Friday — a somewhat paradoxical lunation because it is in Pisces. New Moons represent opportunities for new beginnings, but Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac and represents a time of completion, turning inward, and surrender.

We are called, every year when the New Moon occurs in Pisces, to re-energize our inner journey, in whatever form that may take for us personally. It may be that we call that journey spiritual, or view it as a creative unfolding, or perceive it as a deepening understanding of the workings of our subconscious.

THE SABIAN SYMBOL for the New Moon echoes the theme of the inner journey:

“Traveling a narrow path, seeking illumination: The capacity inherent in every individual to seek, at whatever cost, entrance to a transcendent realm of reality.”

Dane Rudhyar’s interpretation of this symbol emphasizes the profound nature of these times and this New Moon:

“This symbol opens a new level of consciousness. We can always go further, reach beyond. But we have to take the first step. Someone can show us the Path, but we alone can do the walking. Thus the Zen injunction: ‘Walk On.'”

May blessings and joy be your close companions as you “walk on” this week!

NorthPoint Astrology Blog: To read my latest post, “Guided meditations from Orin,” please visit http://northpointastrology.blogspot.com/. I look forward to your comments!