Thursday, December 24, 2009

Winter Gifts on the Cusp of Christmas

"Astrologizes" ~ Exercises to Review Your Year, Honor Your Achievements, and Dump Your Dross!

Get a taste of the fabulous Winter Solstice celebration I held on December 21st with my Solsisters friends. Two of the regular exercises we do each year—I call them “astrologizes”—are replicated on Spirited Woman blog, where I am a guest blogger. The articles are called Astrologize: Exercises for the Winter Solstice to Warm Your Heart and Light Your Way. Here’s #1, Ceremony of Recognition and #2, Burning the Old.

Your Winter Astrology Forecast

In case you haven’t noticed in the sidebar, I am now writing a quarterly astrological forecast for one of my favorite sites, Perrie Meno-Pudge. You’ll learn a lot about winter, what it is and isn’t good for, and find out what’s happening in both the General Sky as well as the Winter Outlook for your Sun sign. Check out what winter holds in store for you at Perrie’s Planetarium – Winter Solstice 2009.

I’d like to close with this quote from the Revels and my holiday wish for you:

And so the shortest day came
And the year died
An everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white world
Came people singing, dancing
To drive the dark away.

Let’s all proclaim together—Welcome Yule, WELCOME YULE!

Photo Credit: CHRISTMAS © Rofa

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Winter Solstice Prayer

by Joyce Mason

God, Goddess, All That Is:
Help me see in the dark.

This longest night of the year
we celebrate the turning-point
between the Night Force and Day.

Meanwhile, hibernation.
We protect the seeds of our own creations
nurture them underground
until frost turns raindrops and each pod’s promise
bursts through dirt, darkness, and lack of faith.

And at long last, we see the value of the Night—
its part in the Perfect Plan—
to know You

and our part in it.


© 2009 by Joyce Mason. All Rights Reserved.

Happy Yule/Solstice on December 21st!

For more Winter Solstice and seasonal inspiration, read these posts on Hot Flashbacks, Cool Insights:

Turn on the Lights!  A "creation myth" that encompasses diverse beliefs and the spirit of the season.

Hug the Dark ~ Winter Solstice rituals and embracing winter.

Winter Solstice ~ Multiple traditions and rituals for celebrating Winter Solstice.
Vanity Fair ~ Surprises from spirit and discovering inner light.
Happy Holidays! Another Kind of Peace Sign ~ Honoring others' beliefs in the season of love and light.

Let It Begin with Me ~ Music-inspired tips on what you can do personally to promote peace on earth.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

New Chiron E-Book: A Healing Holiday Gift for You and Yours!

Get It While It’s Hot and Before the Price Goes Up New Year’s Day!

Dear Readers,

Don’t let the year and the introductory price for Chiron and Wholeness: A Primer pass you by! In appreciation for your loyal support of The Radical Virgo and to give folks a break during this challenging economy, I offered a pre-publication price of $3.50 and an introductory price of $4.95. These prices did not include the wider marketing costs of the e-book, which I now must incorporate into the regular price of $7.95. The new price goes into effect on January 1, 2010. You still have plenty of time to get this loyal reader, introductory rate through December.

Give yourself a holiday gift that lasts! Here’s what a variety of readers, including astrologer friends and colleagues, are saying about Chiron and Wholeness: A Primer.

It was absolutely stunning and beautifully done. Big Medicine! I really appreciated the phrase "Chiron is the place between Then and Now." Well said ! ~ LW, Pennsylvania, USA

It is beautifully executed, and its insights and gentle wisdom were EXACTLY what I needed, as it soothed me when I read it. ~ MD, Australia

It's a knockout! As ever, very well written, clear and easy to read. I like your tone, which is well pitched between breezy and serious. Writing about people's Chiron placements by sign and house is a tricky matter … There is a 'distilled' feel to the knowledge, which feeds the writing. In the presence of an effective therapist, the client senses that that person has lived their own pain and distilled a quality essence from it, without the therapist having to say anything about their own journey. Your writing about Chiron has that feel to it ~ AW, Scotland

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Of all the astrologers who have written about Chiron, your work resonates most clearly to me. ~ SM, Hawaii

If you have astro-savvy friends and loved ones who would benefit from Chiron and Wholeness, you can now purchase the new Chiron e-book accompanied by a custom gift “card” that is attached along with the  e-book in a separate PDF file.  The gift card is replicated here. The  text of the e-mail includes instructions for download and contact information in case of questions.

Healing Holidays!