Welcome to the month of Libra

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By Niamh Fodla

It’s the time of Libra, when the empty spaces between souls come alive. When the company of two becomes three: Me, thee and the pulse between us.  It’s a time when relationships matter, when friendships form among trees. When human nature is just that – nature.  Even our apartment complexes as natural as a bird’s nest.  Our longing for truffles on fine china as innocent as a squirrel’s longing for a nut.

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It’s an airy time of deep civility, it’s color a soothing blue.

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A Video for the heart:

Here’s an easygoing Prayer for the World, with words written by Rabbi Harold Kushner, loved for his comforting theological message that God is never on the side of the bad things that happen to you, but always on the side of your happiness.  (My paraphrase!)  The music is by Stanley M Hoffman.


A video for the soul:

Featuring breeze and a Libran elegance


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A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.

–  Joseph Joubert


© 2013


Welcome the month of Virgo


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By Niamh Fodla

It’s the time of Virgo, when the little things matter.  When the single flower becomes as important as the great expanse of outer space. When the mysteries of the universe can be observed in the crevices of a stone. And our actions can be judged not by their magnitude, but by the precision and beauty with which we perform them.


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This is an earthy time for studying what’s right in front of us.


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A video for thought:


Did you know that a pound of strawberries a day can reverse esophageal cancer? That half a serving of broccoli a day can cut the chances of having a recurrence of breast cancer in half?  That meat is one of the worst things you can eat for your health? This video is full of valuable, detailed information and studies.  But the presenter tells some off-color jokes from about from minute 28 to minute 33.5, so if you may want to skip through those minutes. Otherwise, it’s just full of lifesaving information.


A video for feeling:


Some of the earthy colors of Virgo – soft grays, browns and greens (with just a little bit of Leo’s gold still shimmering) offer gentle healing in a detailed forest setting on a rainy day.


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God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.   —  Saint Augustine


Photos: © 2013