Aries Full Moon: Reclaiming the P Word

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When Donald Trump’s salacious remarks in a 2005 interview recently hit the airwaves, our culture got a wake-up call. Sensitive folks recoiled in disgust as the presidential hopeful gleefully confided that his wealth and power give him the ability to do anything he wants to women, including “grab them by the pu**y.”

One of the most weighted words in the English language, the P word has long been used to dismiss women and relegate them to the role of sexual object.…

Aquarius Full Moon: Shared Victory

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“I’m not the next Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps,” declared 19-year-old Simone Biles last week, shortly after winning gold in the women’s all-around finals. “I’m the first Simone Biles.”  The record-breaking gymnast wasn’t bragging; she was merely stating the obvious – and thereby countering all the sexist commentary that’s been rattling around the Olympics.…

Gemini Full Moon: Let Us Give Thanks

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GUEST POST by April Elliott Kent

I’m feeling anxious about Thanksgiving. It’s my favorite holiday, but for some reason the always-simmering but (usually) contained political hostilities within my family have flared up, and this can make family gatherings mighty uncomfortable.I don’t know exactly what has triggered the rage that’s spilling out all over my loved ones’ Facebook pages this week.…