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A New Spring Beginning

The Spring Equinox/Ostara is all about new beginnings and resetting our internal clocks. Now is the time for forging new paths, trying new things, tackling new projects, perhaps even starting a new career. With bold, energetic Aries on our side on the same day, this makes it the ideal time for any and all of these endeavors. The sun in Aries can help us tap into newfound courage and bravery to undertake things that we might normally shy away from. We all could use a little extra hope and hutzpah right now, so tune into this and utilize it to your benefit.

Spring Things To Do

Besides setting out some pretty yellow fresh daffodils on your altar, and hard-boiling some eggs to peel and eat contemplatively, think of other activities you could partake in that would speak of spring to you. Nature hikes are always great, no matter what the weather happens to be up to. Just remember some good hiking boots or shoes you don’t mind getting muddy, as things tend to be wet this time of year, no matter where you reside! Spring cleaning and clearing the clutter from our closets and our minds is never a  bad endeavor, and clean slates restore peace and calm on both fronts. Speaking of which, I really need to get on this work desk area organizing project I’ve had on the backburner for far too long.

I personally adore this time of year and realize I have a bias, being an Aries with a B-day on March 23. But I can’t help delighting in the prospect of all things new and the potential and possibility that they carry with them. I embrace these feelings and this side of myself wholeheartedly. Not unlike Halloween/Samhain, the Spring Equinox always brings out the childlike optimist in me. I hope that I will never lose this side of myself, come what may.

Phyllis Curott Returns

Our favorite return guest, Phyllis Curott, has all kinds of intriguing news and thoughts to share with us on this month’s “Women Who Howl at the Moon” podcast. She’s teaching master classes, busy on Patreon, and already embarking on her next book. She also has some poignant musings on keeping hope alive in challenging times, so be sure not to miss this one.

I hope you all have a cheerful Spring Equinox and enjoy all the good Aries energy surging along with us, now through April 19.







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Colleen DuVall has written articles, plays, short films, and a novel. Most recently, her work has been featured in her new blog, Off The Beaten Path for the Shepherd Express online (, and the Wisconsin Life radio show for WPR. She recently adopted a little grey and white cat named Tessa, after beloved 22-year-old Bootise passed on.


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