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Autumnal Equinox - Gratitude - Rest

Michelle MacPhee

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Autumnal Equinox - Gratitude - Rest
Autumn is represented by great bear spirit and the direction of the west, the bringing in of the harvest, a time of reflection and introspection, gratitude, balance, dormancy, stillness, everything is at rest...let's welcome Autumn and all that it brings.

Summer Solstice – Longer Days – Celebrations

Michelle MacPhee

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Summer Solstice – Longer Days – Celebrations

Summer Solstice is upon us and this is such a wonderful time of the year. This Thursday, June 21st marks the Summer Solstice when the sun reaches it's highest altitude and the daylight hours are the longest here in the northern hemisphere. Summer is represented by coyote spirit and the direction of the south, the noon day sun, the fullness of glory, the passion, the heat of the moment, the foolishness, the frivolity, the glory of summer, everything is in full bloom...let's welcome summer and all that it brings!

Branching Out has lots to celebrate this Summer Solstice so I'd like to share a few of those things with you. Please join me in welcoming all that is new this season.


Spring Equinox – Sunshine – New Beginnings

Michelle MacPhee

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Spring Equinox – Sunshine – New Beginnings

  March – Spring Equinox – Sunshine – New Beginnings “Spring drew on...and a greenness grew over those brown beds, which, freshening daily, suggested the thought that Hope traversed them at night, and left each morning brighter traces of her steps.”― Charlotte Brontë, Jane EyreI love March! I see March 1st as a turning point…I know it’s not quite Spring yet but it’s just around the corner…I can feel it coming. March is a time when the darkness of winter turns to the light and newness of Spring; a time to brush off the cobwebs and come out of hibernation;...