Climate Change COP21: Brown and Green Matters

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December:  New Moon 11 / Winter Solstice 21 / Full Cold Moon-Christmas  25 /  New Year’s Eve 31 The COP21 Climate Summit that culminates in Paris with the arrival of the December 11th New Moon also convened in the aftershocks of a violent, cataclysmic event that shattered lives and the…

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“Shine on…Courageously”

Provincetown, MA Bay

This August New Moon in Leo finds me in search of new worlds to explore, along with distilled, quieter thoughts and motions. Some days are more disciplined than others. Chani Nicholas, a soothing voice of spiritual forecasting encourages “committing to yourself, ” as the month unfolds. She writes, “Shine on…courageously. Because you know…

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Planting Ourselves Forward

Pamela Booker, host
greens4squares.com

This month, I’m honored to present Juanita Martin—eclectic jewelry designer, entrepreneur, and Reiki Master. She is also my life partner. Her gifts are auspiciously coupled with the arrival of the New Moon on July 4th, at 7a.m. EST, and recent transition from her workplace employment after two decades, to launch her evolving…

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Bey’s ‘Lemonade’ or How the Climate Changed

"Hoodie in the Cornfields"

I’m late to the Beyonce Lemonade fanfare. Although I’ve only seen the trailer, I’ve had conversations with students who painstakingly studied her every gesture, spoken, sung and mediated word. As a result, I’ve heard both the enthusiastic testimonials and shady hisses. Regardless of where I might side on Bey’s motives for this work, my impression is…

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Nature’s Crap for April New Moon

Harriet's Apothecary

Manure and compost, Nature’s crap, not the human kind, nourishes and enriches our growth and that of the planet. Compost fuels plant growth, restores vitality to depleted soil and soul. Healing requires the introduction of truth and authentically “beneficial organisms” that ward off dis-ease. To be ready to heal, I’m…

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Newark: Renewal & Green Alliance Building

Pamela Booker, host
greens4squares.com

March. Divine Feminine. Rebirth. Rejuvenation. Renewal. Ecological Reckoning. Spring forward. New Moon arrived 8:55 pm. Many of us were inspired by Majora Carter’s palpable testimonial and vision for redefining environmental justice and inequity in her now legendary TED Talk,  “Greening the ghetto”, presented in 2006. In her passionate homily, Carter…

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“Anything We Love Can Be Saved”

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Part of the work I’m committed to in my role as an educator is helping my students write stories that map the vast terrain of expression in the quest for justice, citizenship, green issues, and moral responsibility to the planet. That said, my aim now, is simply to manage a month…

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Celestial Navigations for My New Moon Healing

Celestial Navigations

  New Moon – Nov. 11 /Brings out winter. Full Beaver Moon – Nov. 25  / “Shred or chop leaves and add them to the compost pile.” The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Calendar 2015. This past weekend, I found my way back to my garden with a renewed intention for…

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