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island garden 2006

My island herb garden in 2006, as seen from the front porch.

Last Friday, I wrote about the grief and loss I was experiencing as we prepared to put our island house, Heron House, up for sale. Moving back was the last thing on my mind. When I shut that door six years ago, I slammed it pretty tightly. I was content living in town. I was blooming where I was planted.

Even though I knew about the Full Moon Eclipse and the Grand Cross and how it had the potential to shake things up, I really didn’t think it was going to affect me personally. Hah. From Craig’s first comment of “Maybe we should move back to the island and sell our Bellingham house instead” — which hit me like a lightning bolt out of the blue — to the final decision to actually do it, took no more than a week. The Full Moon / Eclipse week. During those seven days, there were many discussions weighing pros and cons, sleepless nights, and much emotional turmoil. But we are in harmonious agreement: we are moving back!

I will write a longer post about it soon. Right now I need to focus on getting the Bellingham house ready to go on the market by May 1st.  Wish me luck!

Meanwhile, here are a few of my favorite archived posts I wrote about living on the island:

A few things that lit me up this week:

My Sacred Play one-day retreat last Saturday, especially the “Embodied Tarot” dancing taught by Jennifer Lucero-Earle.

Ellen Lorenzi-Prince released the companion book for her Dark Goddess Tarot in digital and print formats!

The opening of the Gaian Soul Circle, an online gathering place for “everyday mystics, healers and creatives.” There is a lovely group of people gathered there already, with more coming in every day. I am really thrilled to be creating online community again.

I received profound readings on the topic of moving back to the island, from Lunaea and James and Bri. Grateful for these visionaries in my life.

And I am really lusting after this bracelet; I’ll put it on my wish list.  :-)

Thoughtful, sparkling comments. . .

  • Diotima Mantineia

    That is such a perfect and healthy manifestation of the Cardinal Grand Cross, Joanna!. I’ll be sharing this as a great example!

    April 18, 2014, 8:49 am Reply
    • Joanna Powell Colbert

      Thanks Diotima! I know I have a Grand Cross in my natal chart, and I am pretty sure this current one activated it. I need to take another look at my birth chart, when I get a free minute.

      April 18, 2014, 8:56 am Reply
  • cate

    Wonderful, wonderful….. it makes me so happy to think of you moving back to your beautiful island, sister Joanna!

    April 18, 2014, 1:22 pm Reply
    • Joanna Powell Colbert

      Thank you dear Cate!

      April 18, 2014, 3:47 pm Reply
  • Shannon

    I’ve never felt right with the picture of you in town. You belong on the Island and in your garden. And in my heart/our hearts! She calls us home…

    April 18, 2014, 4:56 pm Reply
    • Joanna Powell Colbert

      Thank you Shannon!

      April 19, 2014, 6:28 am Reply
  • Bonnie

    Good! Every time I would read one of your posts about selling the island house, my stomach would churn. What Shannon says resonates, you and your garden and the island belong together. We’ve never met personally, but I feel a connection through your wonderful Gaian Tarot – and the spirit I feel behind it yearns to be on the island. Best wishes!

    April 19, 2014, 1:21 pm Reply
    • Joanna Powell Colbert

      Thank you Bonnie. So much appreciated!

      April 19, 2014, 3:11 pm Reply
  • Otter

    What a lovely place and how lovely to have it to move back to. So very happy for you, Joanna. <3

    April 22, 2014, 8:20 am Reply
    • Joanna Powell Colbert

      Thank you Otter! Love & Blessings.

      April 22, 2014, 8:30 am Reply

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