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I have fought against it, but I cannot any longer."

—Virginia Woolf

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Posted by Leanna - Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 2:50am


"The summer solstice, the official start of summer, is the longest day of the year, and this year it is accompanied by a fairly rare event: it coincides with a so-called "strawberry moon," the folkloric name given to June's full moon.

 

What does tonight's moon have to do with fruit?  It's not because the moon will look reddish, as many people think.  Rather, according to "The Old Farmer's Almanac," the strawberry moon was given that name by the Algonquin tribes because it occurs right at the height of the season when strawberries are harvested.  Other names for this month's full moon are the "hot moon" and the "rose moon."

 

Starwatchers will have the first chance to see a full moon on the summer solstice in nearly fifty years.  The last time these two phenomena occurred together was at the beginning of 1967's Summer of Love, and it won't happen again until 2062."

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Posted by Leanna - Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 1:11am


"It does not matter if you are a rose or a lotus or a marigold.  What matters is that you are flowering."

Full Rose Moon in Sagittarius during the early morning of June 20, 2016 synchronizes with the summer solstice, an event that hasn't occurred in over 70 years.  The summer solstice is the day of the year that brings the most sunlight, with the sun reaching its highest point in the sky.

The Rose Moon (also known as the Strawberry Moon or Honey Moon) received its name from Native American Algonquin tribes, who upon sight knew it to be the signal to gather the ripe summer fruits and flowers.  This is the moon of full blooms, for which you should also be in blossom.  

The warm summer moon will surely shine some light, love, and insight upon you this June as you embark on new paths.  Beginning a new chapter may be unnerving as you are not certain where you will be led, or where your heart will ultimately take you.  This month you should remind yourself that the power you hold within you is enough, and not to doubt or question your truest feelings.  There is a reason why you find yourself at this current crossroads.  You must implement all the knowledge and experience you have collected thus far to move forward fearlessly and become what you were always meant to be.    

Your guardians will bring you new opportunities to use and expand your power in ways that will bring many blessings to you and the world around you.  Keep your self-esteem high and unwavering.  Take care of your physical and spiritual body, working on your dreams and aspirations every step of the way.  Never lose sight of them; remind yourself that your dreams are what kept you going all along.  Tell yourself it is safe for you to be powerful and believe this with all your heart.  

Posted by Leanna - Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 11:59pm


TRANSFIGURATION

[noun]

1. a marked change in form or appearance; a metamorphosis.

2. a change that glorifies or exalts.

Etymology: from Latin trānsfigūrātiōn-, stem of trānsfigūrātiō), “change of shape”.

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Girl and Fox by Kevin Peterson

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Posted by Leanna - Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 11:11pm


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It hurts a little bit, every time I bare my soul.  I feel the heaviness  in my chest.  There is a sort of vulnerability in blindly reaching out hands just to feel who might take them within their own.  All so I might feel a little less alone.
For a time. 

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Posted by Leanna - Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 4:16am


Dreams of rabbit may suggest feeling soft, docile, or childlike.  Rabbit is often used as a sacrifice in dreams, which suggests the vulnerability we experience as we meet the pain of reality in the maturing process.  
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featuring "Taking the Cynical View" by Teagan White

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Posted by Leanna - Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 2:48am


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"This world is a realm of energy and action; no matter what you know or who you are-- no matter how many books you have read or what your talents-- only action brings potential to life.  Philosophies impress and ideas abound, but words, no matter how elegant are cheap.  It is easy to speak about commitment, courage, and love, but doing is understanding, and wisdom grows out of practice."

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Posted by Leanna - Monday, June 13, 2016 - 1:39pm


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Exhaust the little moment. Soon it dies.

And be it gash or gold it will not come

Again in this identical disguise.

 

 

― Gwendolyn Brooks

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Posted by Leanna - Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 9:49pm


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Posted by Leanna - Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 5:53am


'She could have been a feral animal, out there in the dark.
White moths and leaves weaved throughout her hair, dirt-stained soles and palms.
Watching her, I got the funny feeling then that my sister wasn't entirely human...'

capture by anna demarco 
featuring leanna banana &

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Posted by Leanna - Friday, June 3, 2016 - 11:59pm