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April 2014

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Get Pregnant On Beltane!

April 30, 2014

Legend has it that the celebratory rites of Beltane, an ancient Gaelic holiday usually celebrated on May 1, involved orgies in the woods and fields. Imagine the aboriginal Celts in blue paint, grasping whatever warm body streaked past, consecrating the soil with their ecstatic juices. (And we thought California knew how to party!) More conservative historians suggest the rituals actually involved lovers bedecking each other with flowered garlands and making promises to wed as they jumped over the bonfire. Either way,…

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Kill The Emperor: Overthrow the Authority Who is Making You a Slave, part 1

April 23, 2014

  If you get the Emperor in a reading, or are frequently noticing emperor-like figures appearing in the world around you, it’s likely that you’re struggling with authority. Emperors are constantly appearing in pop culture: he is the Boss, the General, the President and CEO, he is the King and the Tyrant. He is Barack Obama, George Bush, William Randolph Hearst, the Terminator, he is the despotic Dad, he is Batman. He loves the smell of napalm in the morning. He’s…

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