MM#11–The Prowl of Tiger

MM#11–The Prowl of Tiger

Is February  the cruelest month? Here in Canada there is a blankness of ice and snow that serves the imagination like a clean sheet of paper or a ready easel, for the artist as intimidating as a magnificent and exotic animal. In just such an atmosphere as this, I encountered a tiger on the prowl, … Continue reading

MM #10–Mosaic Tortoise

MM #10–Mosaic Tortoise

In a River of Stars, we joined together in Hawaii to consider how we, as human beings, manage to keep our lives in tact, with our emotional ranges and our evolutional urges. Here is an Ode that speaks to this process and challenge, echoing in the cosmic patterns imprinted on the back of the tortoise … Continue reading

WFS #22–Clay Birds

WFS #22–Clay Birds

This is a many-layered tale revealed in how the villagers respond to a human capacity not yet shared in the heart and mind. As we review our own lives, as we contemplate the pattern of human evolution (or devolution in some cases) we can recognize the pattern. The challenge, of course, is to accept the … Continue reading

MM#9–Owl Bulk, Yellow Gaze

MM#9–Owl Bulk, Yellow Gaze

  What to do when a quarrel enters the love we live, the life we feel, when the community shatters, the line is drawn? We cannot simply say “sorry” and move on for in this kind of moment we feel the depth of our separation. In a gathering of astrologers on Yom Kippur we explored … Continue reading

MM #8–Saving Sand-Prints on the Shore

MM #8–Saving Sand-Prints on the Shore

The flavour of this poem surprised me. In the gentle month of August I found myself confronted by forces beyond my control urging upon me a new truth, one that does not argue with the old. Visiting the West Coast with my son, we walked the California Pacific shoreline feeling both the power and the … Continue reading

21-WFS-Water, Wind and Sand

21-WFS-Water, Wind and Sand

It is around the time we are seven or so that we begin to understand the human limits (Saturn’s first square). Yet most of us put our toes in the water, take that step into the unknown and hope all will go well.  And sometimes it does!  Here is a tale that takes us beyond … Continue reading

WFS #20–Field of Gold

WFS #20–Field of Gold

This wonderful teaching story speaks to me of the cycles of life we cannot avoid, rich and powerful or poor and dismayed, life begins with love (or lust), arrives in the birthing pangs (or moments of feeling no pain), is lived in family, community which cannot relieve the pain nor deny the joy, and ends … Continue reading

MM #7–Tarot Summer Tale

MM #7–Tarot Summer Tale

This is a summer tale of blossom, bees grafting excellence into the wild, a swan’s nest and where a forked branch falls into the hands of a child. Click on the “Tarot Summer Tale” below and take a listen:           {Image from a graffiti on the underpass, The Queensway & Parkside … Continue reading

MM 2014 #6: From Shrine to Temple Flame

MM 2014 #6: From Shrine to Temple Flame

“If we do not change our direction, we will end up where we are headed.” (K’ung-Fu-tsu—Confucius) Working with energies that lured us into this world, and those that will accompany us as we depart this life, it seems that if we are to not endlessly repeat our family, tribal, national tugs of war, we must … Continue reading

MM 2014 # 5–Field of Acopalypse

MM 2014 # 5–Field of Acopalypse

The earth and sky rush together into this spring, the fierce crocuses pierce the clotted soil, the beleaguered bees regroup and the planets align in a clash of wills: energies of the Cardinal Cross. If you have been feeling a tremendous tug of wills then you are at one with these energies. This is the … Continue reading