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Major Snow dà xuě 大雪 Dec 6th

On December 6th we move into the solar term of 大雪Dàxuě (Chinese), Taisetsu (Japanese) 대설 Daeseol Korean and Đại tuyết (Vietnamese). It is literally translated as major snow and is the 21st solar term. It snows heavily for the first time in the year, … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Quarterback

I am not a fan of American football but the phrase Monday morning quarterback is a good one. Sometimes it just implies sour grapes but I think if you go over the good and bad of anything with an eye … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice xià zhì 夏至 Jun 21st

This year the summer solstice falls on the 21st of June. This event is celebrated in many places. Not surprisigly in Sweden and Finland it is a big holiday with lots of public festivities. It is a holiday tied to … Continue reading

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The Alchemy of the Four Elements – Solutio – The Alchemy of Water

Solutio constitutes one of the major alchemical operations, each one a center of an elaborate symbol system. The operation of solutio is one of the major procedures in alchemy directly tied to one of the four classical elements. One text says, “Solutio is the … Continue reading

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Friday Files – Problem Solving

I had intended to add a lot more to the post last week but frankly I crashed. You heal during sleep, so I guess after all the days of pain and discomfort and juggling projects I needed it. I never … Continue reading

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Cancer Jun 21 6:08 AM

Cancer (♋) is the fourth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Cancer. It spans 90° and 120° celestial longitude. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun transits this area between approximately June 21 and July 23, and under the sidereal zodiac, the Sun transits this area between … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Feng Shui of the Bathroom and Other Complications

Bathrooms are problematic in Feng Shui. It’s all those drains, you see, synbolizing draining away not just water and toilet waste but the enegy of whatever life area the bathroom falls in. This was not so much a problem when … Continue reading

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