Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Ahh, The Empress. If ever there was a witch of the week it is she. As ruler of the manifest world, this powerful lady fulfills all potentialities-- gestating them, birthing them, and then nurturing their growth. The divine feminine expresses through the image of The Empress as nourishment, fertility, abundance, and healing. She rests perfectly in the flow of Life, a master of the giving and receiving of Love.

The Empress is traditionally portrayed as a fecund woman sitting on a throne or luxuriously adorned chair. She holds a scepter and wears a crown of stars. All around her the natural world bursts forth in full bloom, ready for harvest.

The Empress teaches us to nurture ourselves and our gifts, that we may give them to the world. She reminds us to be patient with ourselves, to relax into the flow of Life, and to trust that all good rewards come to those who have synthesized everything necessary to the proper care of their hopes and dreams. She helps us to fulfill hidden promise and to manifest dreams into reality. She encourages us to create, create, CREATE!

If you would like to be in keeping with The Empress and her mysterious powers of manifestation, here is a spell for you: Before you sleep tonight, ask The Empress for a vision. Ask her what the next step is for you to take toward a dream you have been nurturing. Ask her to show you the seed of a new dream that you have may not considered. And then ask her to show you the way to an open heart, so that you can receive the abundance you deserve!

Monday, February 1, 2010


Marta Beckett. Get to know this woman. I think she was born in the 30's and knew she wanted to be an artist by the time she was four years old. She danced professionally in New York for a few companies and had some success choregraphing many of her own ballets. But then she saw some psychic woman who told her she would be leaving the big city and would find herself in a small town starting with the letter "A". She would do the best art of her life there. Well, it happened. Driving through California, I think it must be the late 60's maybe early 70's by now, she stopped in Death Valley for gas. There she found an abandoned theatre and knew this was where she was sopossed to be. She never made it back to New York. She has spent the rest of her life in Death Valley, the towns original name Armagosa, (the psychic was kinda right!) renovating the theatre and performing for her small town constantly. As it is somewhat well known that Death Valley is haunted, she has had several expiriences with the spirits there, has photographs of them, and when she passes she plans on staying there as well. Pretty fucking rad. Her story is one of incredible dedication to creativity and her talent is huge. She is still there today and still dancing. Next time you pass through check out her art, it will blow your mind.