Issues, Intentions, and Powers: Community

Animal: Ant, Antelope, Bat, Beaver (work together), Bee, Buffalo/Bison, Caribou, Cattle, Cheetah, Chickadee, Chicken, Chimpanzee, Cormorant, Crab, Crow, Dolphin, Duck, Flamingo (and personal purpose), Elephant, Goldfinch, Goose, Gorilla, Groundhog, Hyena, Lion, Magpie, Ostrich, Otter, Parrot, Prairie Dog, Rat, Sandpiper, Squirrel, Starling, Swallow, Waxwing, Whale, Wolf, Zebra

Celebrations: Earth Day, Ganesh Chaturthi

Colors: Green, Yellow

Direction: East

Goddesses: Chalchiuhtlicue, Coatlicue, Hathor, Hera, Minerva, Sekhmet, Vesta

Gods: Ganesh, Inari, Manannan, Mercury, Mithras, Thor, Vulcan, Zeus

Minerals: Ametrine, Angelite, Apatite, Aventurine, Bornite, Charoite, Citrine, Coral, Diopside, Hematite, Jet, Kyanite, Moldovite, Obsidian, Onyx, Petrified Wood, Phenacite, Quartz (clear, smoky), Rhodonite, Ruby, Slipper Shell, Sodalite, Tiger’s Eye, Tourmaline (black)

Number: 4

Planets: Neptune, Uranus

Plants: Anemone, Angelica, Clover, Coriander, Garlic, Grain (rice), High John, Lilac, Marjoram, Mugwort, Orris Root, Patchouli, Pennyroyal, Sweet Woodruff, Thyme, Vanilla

Trees: Cedar, Juniper, Spindletree

Zodiac: Aquarius (spiritual), Gemini, Libra, Pisces

– Alfrún

Devotional: Home – What is your “Back There”?

“Reader, where’s your back there? Where did you start from? Who “knew you when”? How far away – in mile, in time, in emotional space – are you now from back there? I changed when I left Dellwood and went to college. What first changed you? Do you ever go back there? How do the people there react to you now? When you “came out” as a pagan, what did they say back there?

If your back there and your home here and now are as divergent as mine are, how do we reconcile the differences and still keep the love of our families? Think about your family today. In what ways are you still their baby? In what are you an autonomous adult? What part of back there will you always carry with you, no matter where you go?”

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