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International Women’s Day:

Today is the 100th anniversary of the first official International Women’s Day. I love that the day is celebrated during the Sun’s time in Pisces. Pisces is pure feminine energy, pure yin.

Interestingly Venus, the goddess of love and beauty and representative of the manifestation of our feminity was travelling through the sign of Aries at the time this day was first proposed and created. Aries represents our pioneering energy, so of course (!) the woman who first proposed such a day was Clara Zetkin, a German politician and women’s rights activist, a true female prioneer of her generation.  She fought for social and democratic rights in Germany, particularly on behalf of woman well into her 70s, finally dying in Russia after she was exiled from Hitler’s Germany. Wow!

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Bonfire Night – a community spirit!

Fireworks It is Guy Fawkes Day in the UK today. I love Bonfire Night! As a child in Swaziland we used to have a straw stuffed pair of overalls, representing “Guy”, who rather macabrely was placed on top of a big bonfire and allowed to burn to everyones’ cheers. I won’t get into the origins of the event here, suffice to say it is a very British thing, and it has metamorphasized into a wonderful excuse for some fun.  The local western community would all get together to stand around and enjoy the primeval draw of a large fire while enjoying beer and wine and connecting with friends and the community in general.  For us kids it it was the ultimate experience… fireworks, sparklers, a huge fire to fuel our excitement and plenty of room to run around in in wild abandon. I loved the sense of community the event brought to us all, young and old.

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