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2018: Year of the Mountain Dog

by Robyn Stroll

Gong Hei Xi Cai! Happy New Year! Welcome to the year of the Brown Yang Earth Dog!   While technically the year of the Dog began on the 4th of February, the Astrological New Year is today! (Lunar calendars. It’s complicated). We are leaving (finally) the year of the Red Fire Rooster (or Phoenix) year. […]

2017: Year of the Red Fire Rooster (Phoenix!)

by Robyn Stroll

Gong Hei Fat Choi!   We are finally out of the chaotic year of the red fire Monkey, and entering into the year of the red fire Rooster. Because it is a yin Rooster, some will call it a Chicken, and others will call it a Phoenix. For the purposes of symbolism of what this […]

Prayer and Meditation, contemplations on similarities and differences.

by Robyn Stroll

(the following is from an excerpt of a short essay that I wrote in ‘Paganism 101’, edited by Trevor Greenfield:) Every breath, every act, and every thought can all be prayers dedicated to the Gods, and can all as easily become meditative practices. I myself walk the world with a deep-seated spirituality, and so I […]

2015: Year of the Green Wood Sheep

by Robyn Stroll

Gong Hei Fat Choi! The new moon on February 19th kicks off the Chinese New Year as well as the Tibetan New Year celebration of Losar, both of which herald the astrological year of the Green Wood Sheep. “Green” is about luck and prosperous as well as creative strength. The Wood Sheep brings a feminine […]