Spring Equinox and the Full Moon: Illumination and Alignment

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Today is Spring Equinox, the day the sun rises and sets at exact east and west, the day when the northern and southern hemispheres are bathed in equal light. By the Celtic calendar, this is mid-Spring, halfway through the season. From this point on, the light will continue to grow until we are drenched in sunlight at the Summer Solstice.

Today, we bask in both solar and lunar energy. The full moon – so beautiful and bright this morning! — is in Aries/Libra, bringing an extra charge of balance and moving forward.

The sun symbolizes our consciousness, how we “show up” in the world. The moon is our inner world, and the full moon brings light to our innermost chambers.

At this powerful solar and lunar moment, take time today to balance and re-align. For some cultures, this is the new year; treat today as a beginning. Allow the light of the moon to shine in all the spaces deep within you. The sun, rising in exact east and exact west, shows our true path. Check your internal compass—is it true? At this time when shoots are thrusting through the earth and leaves begin to sprout, do you know what you want to cultivate? Is your cultivation in alignment with your true purpose?

We may not know the answers, but open yourself to the powerful energies of this day. Allow the sun and moon to guide your thoughts. I pray today for clarity for us all—may the pathways open, and may we feel true in each step.

Brightest Blessings to you at the turn of the wheel — Anne

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Holiday Book List…Perfect for your BBF!

Books, Goddess, Learning, Priestess, Women

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It’s that time of year again!  Happy We love it and hate it…holidays and holidaze.  But in the spirit of giving, we wanted to share with  you some of our favorite books.

Desert Priestess

  Perfect cozy read for your spiritually minded friend!

Visit a temple in the Nevada desert and live vicariously through Dr. Anne Key as she shares her experience of living as a twenty-first-century priestess. 
Find it in our store or on Amazon.

Burlesque Yoga Sex & Love

Fun read for the wild gal pal in your life!

In Burlesque, Yoga, Sex and Love, author Anne Key invites us to walk along the glittery rhinestone encrusted path of self-discovery as she confronts, and transcends, the established norms for middle-aged women. Set in picturesque Albuquerque, this memoir explores what it means to connect the body, mind, and spirit through yoga and burlesque. 
Find it in our store or on Amazon.

Dancer for the Goddess

Perfect winter read for the Dancer in your life!

Zaia, the Goddess Dancer lives in a society where women are respected and revered and the Goddess is worshipped. But a shadow hangs over that world. Patriarchal invasions from the north have already begun to make incursions and threaten everything that Zaia holds sacred. 
Find it in our store or  on Amazon.

Goddesses of the Americas
Perfect for the friend who loves Goddess art and history!

This 150 page, full color book features banners and descriptions of over 75 Goddesses and Divine Feminine figures. Accompanying each banner is a description and historical information on each figure. The rich colors and unusual layout make this book a treasure for both the heart and the mind. 
Find it in our store or on Amazon.

Heart of the Sun:  An Anthology in Exaltation of Sekhmet
Perfect for anyone devoted to Sekhmet or Egyptian Goddesses

This anthology is an intriguing glimpse of Sekhmet’s many guises as seen through the unique perspectives of her modern-day devotees.
Find it  in our store on Amazon.

Myths Shattered and Restored

 Perfect for friend that yearns for more Goddess knowledge!

The writings presented in this volume serve to strengthen and support the circle of women and men who share a scholarly passion for sacred myths about women.
Find it in our store or on Amazon.

She Appears:  Encounters with Kwan Yin
Perfect for the friend who needs a big loving dose of compassion.

Referred to as the “Celestial Bodhisattva of Compassion,” the Asian Goddess Kwan Yin manifests herself to those in need around the world in myriad forms.
Find it in our store or on Amazon.

Stepping Into Ourselves: An Anthology on the Writing on Priestesses
Perfect for the Priestesses in your life!

Stepping Into Ourselves: An Anthology of Writings on Priestesses is a colorful tapestry of voices illuminating the roles and perspectives of  priestesses in the ancient and modern worlds and weaving them together to create the beautiful fabric of women’s sacred service. The personal essays, academic articles, poetry, rituals, and tools in this book will speak to your heart, inspiring you to step into your own spiritual authority.

Find it  in our store or on Amazon.

Vibrant Voices: Women Myth and the Arts
Perfect for the Goddess art and history lover!

Vibrant Voices presents the work of contemporary scholars and artists whose visions advance our understanding from a diversity of cultures and folk traditions.

Find it on our store and on Amazon.

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I wanted to acknowledge this great jpg that I got from http://www.religioustolerance.org/xmas_conflict1.htm

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Genevieve Mitchell is a Partner with Goddess Ink Publishing.  She is a Priestess, a Seeker, a Flower Essence Practitioner, a photographer, a socially responsible  investor, a mother, a grandmother and a devotee of God/Goddess/Divine/Spirit. You can contact her at genevieve@goddess-ink.com.

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