Did you know Friday belongs to Venus? Goddess of love and beauty. And what better way to honor her than give a shout out to some of the fabulous finds that I’ve been enjoying this week. That way you can share in the love and laud the beauty too. Venus would be proud.
1. Charming Crows
It’s no secret I LOVE crows. Earlier this week while I was out shoveling I was delighted by the antics of six crows having fun in the snow. And then today I was blessed with a wonderful gift by a dear friend – a Zuni crow fetish. I’m cawing in glee.
It’s a terrible photo but I wanted to show you my treasure.
2. All We Are Saying is Give Peace A Chance
Earlier this month legislation was finally introduced in Congress to establish a U.S. Dept. of Peacebuilding. It seriously astonishes me (and truthfully grieves me) that this hasn’t happened already. In 2003 legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives and Dennis Kucinich has worked tirelessly to champion its establishment. Let’s get it done now! You can read more about it at The Peace Alliance.
3. Taproot magazine
Maybe it’s just me, but I think taproot is a cool word. But even better is the quarterly magazine Taproot. My copy arrived today and this issue is entitled Dream. I look forward to carving out some time this weekend with a pot of tea to savor it – it’s always a rich treat. Their tag line is “Living Full, Digging Deeper” and it’s filled with stories and interviews with people striving to live deeply connected to the Earth. You can check it out here.
4. Eye of Tree
My cousin Candace likes spending her free time out and about Phoenix and neighboring areas with camera in hand. During a recent outing she came across a cool old tree with a hole in it – a portal. We’ve been speculating on how this might have happened, and our current favorite theory is an old knot that somehow got knocked out. I’m sure an arborist could offer an explanation, but the hows of its occurrence aren’t really all that important. It’s a hole-y tree!
Here’s the blog post the photo appears in – it’s the last photo in the series so you’ll need to scroll down. And you can click on the photo to enlarge it so you get a good look.
5. Gratitude Tarot
I’m new to the Teresa Deak fan club but she’s quite a sweetheart. She’s the creator of the Gratitude Tarot and that in itself is a thing of beauty. You know how I feel about gratitude – it makes everything better.
The Gratitude Tarot is a photo deck and the suits are Thankfulness, Awareness, Community and Kindness. You can check out photos of all the cards here on her site.
And this week she released an app so you can have Gratitude on the go. How fun is that?
6. Take a Stand for the Positive
I think someone who wrote a book entitled PRONOIA Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings definitely is dancing with Venusian energies. And that would be Rob Brezny. It’s one of those big fat compendiums of goodness/strangeness that’s witty and compelling and just begs you to engage with life in more expansive joy-affirming ways. It’s not so much a read through in a linear way kind of book, but more of a turn-to-and-see what goodness pops out kind of book.
If you don’t know Rob you might want to check out his Freewill Astrology and sign up for his weekly horoscopes. There’s nothing like them out there and I love finding them in my inbox weekly.
Ok, your turn. I’d love to hear of a fabulous fave of yours. Or something that Venus would delight in. What’s beautiful and love-filled in your life?