Brad Kronen’s Countdown to Halloween – The 11 Days of Diabolical Doom

This Halloween,  I felt the need to begin a new tradition akin to the 12 Days of Christmas and have called it “The 11 Days of Diabolical Doom“. In preparation for the best holiday of them all, I have compiled some of my all-time favorite horror generating images which have cost me at least one good night’s sleep in nail biting anxiety after first viewing. View […]

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The Tale of Cupid and Psyche – Part III: The House of Wonders & Deliverance from Death

Since Time began, the Universe has functioned best whenever a particular dynamic is present – “duality”, or said another way, the joining of polar opposites. We mortals usually are either too distracted or too limited in scope to fully perceive duality actively at work in our world. Most people at any given moment focus their energies […]

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Brad Kronen’s Welcome to the Zodiac Series – Scorpio

Renowned astrologer Brad Kronen presents the archived recordings from his “Welcome to the Zodiac“(WTZ) series, a group of 12 introductory lectures originally broadcasted on blogtalkradio.com, each dedicated to one of the 12 signs of the Zodiac.  In each show, Brad explains everything you’d ever want or needed to know about those particular residents of that […]

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Halloween & The Season of Scorpio – A Time for the Sheared Soul to Shine

There may be a lot of light-hearted fun associated with Halloween and its gag costumes along with its activities centered around the kiddies but just like the Scorpios we know and love, this autumn holiday is at its very essence INTENSE and HARDCORE by virtue of it dealing with:

– Nighttime (The Sun MUST set first before the revelries begin)

– Ransom (How else would you categorize a command like “Trick or Treat!”)

– Terror or Fright (“The one with the scariest costume wins the Halloween Grand Prize!”)

– The Recognition of Death Itself (said another way, the Horror Film in all its gratuitous glory)

– The Recognition of Those who have Died (The predominant imagery associated most with this holiday are gravestones, skeletons, and ghosts)

– The Recognition of Forces unseen by Mortals (Witches and Witchcraft, Demons and Demonic Possession, and lest we not forget the Donald Trump of all that is diabolical, the Devil himself)

– The Recognition of Our Own Mortality (The Jack-o-Lantern)

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The Tale of Cupid & Psyche – Part II: Monster Matrimony

Psyche could tell from her father’s face things were far more serious than anyone could have imagined upon returning from his journey to Delphi. As he approached his daughter, the King wasted no time and repeated the prophecy given to him at Apollo’s shrine which he had committed to memory:

“On high crag, O King, set forth the maid,
In all the pomp of funeral robe arrayed.
Hope for no bridegroom born of mortal seed,
But fierce and wild of dragon breed.
He swoops all-conquering, borne on airy wing,
With fire and sword he makes his harvesting;
Trembles before him Jove, whom gods do dread,
And quakes the darksome river of the dead.”*

The King then tearfully added, “My youngest, we must marry you off to be Death’s bride.” as Psyche swooned with inconsolable despair into her father’s arms.

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Saints Francis & Clare – Honoring Humility and Dedication of Purpose

A medieval depiction of Saints Francis and Clare. The open wounds on Francis’ side and hands represent the saint receiving the mystical transference of Christ’s wounds known as the “Stigmata”. On March 13th, 2013, a man was newly elected as the leader, or Pope, of the Catholic Faith. The Argentinian Cardinal named Jorge Mario Bergoglio was not only the […]

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Libra – The Radically Extremist Sign of Peace, Truth, and Justice

The graciously mild mannered sign known for its knack of avoiding confrontation better than any given Walmart entrance equally possesses the potential to confront the powers that be with an in-your-face aggressiveness that would make even The Donald himself run for cover. The sign that usually needs a full change of seasons before deciding upon anything remotely definitive can become radically decisive at will should they believe the concepts of Peace or Justice to be at stake.

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