Venus, light, and Lucy

ucy means light. Specifically, it means celestial light, the light of our brightest “star,” the planet Venus.  As the mythological and astronomical “light-bringer,” Venus in both her Morning Star and Evening Star guises is symbolically embodied in the goddess of many names:

Venus, Aphrodite, Isis, … continue reading »

Seeing only patriarchal trees, not the forest

ounding out Women’s History Month 2014 are a couple of NPR news articles that are ultimately about patriarchy even though the word is never used. One takes another look at sexism and appropriately links it to male violence against women, while the other offers a … continue reading »

Hearts Going Out

he weather is stormy today and I’m feeling the same. A friend sent me an email late last night about an upcoming benefit concert honoring a local young woman who was trying to leave her abusive boyfriend/husband/live-in partner. She didn’t make it. She was murdered … continue reading »