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Lammas in the Retrogrades

One of the things I hate the most is being forced against my will to take good advice. I hate it even more if it seems like I’m being forced to take good advice by fucking meddling planets. I can accept that a certain degree of my existence is at the mercy of the Wheel of … Continue reading Lammas in the Retrogrades

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The Dogs of Lammas

I’ll just come right out and say it: I have a very uneasy relationship with the holiday of Lammas. Seems like an odd thing to say. Isn’t it strange for a wizard committed to observing the eight major solar holidays of the year to speak badly of one of them? How does one have an … Continue reading The Dogs of Lammas

A Wizard Comes to Medium

So I’ve decided to start cross-posting everything I put up on wizardofmonadnock.com on Medium. (Perhaps it could be argued that the REAL news here is that I’m going to be making posts on a regular basis, AT ALL, anywhere, but that’s another discussion for another day.) Anyway, why would I put myself through this? Why … Continue reading A Wizard Comes to Medium

Careening Toward a Solstice

This is the season of the forest fairies and the drunken wood-elves, of light and gold and burning life. I cannot overstate how much I love the month of June. These past couple of months seem to have blasted by, an edgy jumble of harsh chaos accompanied by an undercurrent of confidence that all is … Continue reading Careening Toward a Solstice

Mad Mercury and the Inconvenient Purge

A few brief notes on the way things (might) go down sometimes. I feel awkward and slightly embarrassed to talk about astrology. No, I know, it doesn't really make sense. I call myself a wizard, openly engage in regular divinatory practices, embrace all manner of ritual madness, extol the virtues of every shape and color … Continue reading Mad Mercury and the Inconvenient Purge

2017: Reconciling a Deficit of Faith

Note: The following is a partial spiritual retrospective of the year 2017. I have a tendency to judge myself very harshly. Sometimes, it’s warranted. Most times, it serves as a motivating factor, spurring me onward, further, higher, better, and thus is a beneficial trait independent of whether it is warranted or not. Still, in the … Continue reading 2017: Reconciling a Deficit of Faith

I totally wasn’t done – there’s meteors and Jerry Garcia and PLANS

That's what happens when I get started. Few more things I wanted to go over that didn't make it into this morning's post. DON'T FORGET THE METEORS Everybody wants to talk about the upcoming eclipse. All eclipse all the time. Eclipse eclipse eclipse, yeah, yeah. Am I bitter and jealous because I didn't make special … Continue reading I totally wasn’t done – there’s meteors and Jerry Garcia and PLANS

Notes for Episode 9 – “They Let Him Sing – Special May Day Edition”

They Let Oteil Sing If this doesn't give you goosebumps, you have no soul. I've listened to this like 17 times. We got a sponsor - go to toastershades.com immediately. Don't be plain. Don't be a bum. This summer, be the one with the one-of-a-kind shades. Enter promo code WIZARD at checkout for $5 off … Continue reading Notes for Episode 9 – “They Let Him Sing – Special May Day Edition”