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Dana Visalli | What if there were no moon?

The composition of the moon and the peculiarities in its relationship to the Earth have led scientists to the conclusion that the moon was almost certainly formed when a small planet the size of Mars smashed into the Earth early in its history. Traveling at 25,000 miles per hour, this massive projectile would have met a violent end, generating the explosive power of a billion, trillion tons of TNT, and […]

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Anthony Aveni | Afterword–A confession

“I waited two or three moments: then looked up; he was standing there petrified. With a common impulse the multitude rose slowly up and stared into the sky. I followed their eyes; as sure as guns, there was my eclipse beginning! The life went boiling through my veins; I was a new man! The rim of black spread slowly into the sun’s disk, my heart beat higher and higher, and […]

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Ariana Barrett | The Moon as mentor

In astrology, the Moon represents our core needs. It is our primal self, our default operating system. The Moon is who we are before our head wakes up in the morning, an essential string of consciousness that connects us with the instrument that is our soul. When the lunar orb rises up in the sky and does what she does, whether it’s becoming full or birthing new, every lunar movement […]

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Beverly Engel | Hypercritical and shaming parents

Beverly Engel, in her book It Wasn’t Your Fault: Freeing Yourself from the Shame of Childhood Abuse with the Power of Self-Compassion (New Harbinger, 2015), wrote about the damaging effect of shaming on children: The source of much toxic shame in our culture is hypercritical and shaming parents, who—often without realizing it—send their children the message that they are never good enough. Even more destructive than deliberate shaming statements such […]

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