Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, September 29th




Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, September 29th



Aries Horoscope

There can be some feeling of regret or guilt about not fulfilling a responsibility, dear Aries, or a past decision. Past errors may resurface. Try not to spend too much time on missed opportunities and aim to correct mistakes, deal with inconsistencies, and move on. This is not the best time to push an idea or present your case, but what comes of the thinking you do now can be significant. The Moon continues to transit your sign until later afternoon, when your attention shifts from mainly emotional concerns to practical ones.



Decision making can be difficult today, dear Taurus, particularly surrounding work and friends. Try to be as productive and helpful as you can today, but if you feel others are pushing your boundaries, take care of yourself as well. Social problems might interfere with, or distract you from, your work. While it’s not an ideal day for solid decision-making or fact-checking, it’s good for letting your imagination take you to new places. The Moon enters your sign later afternoon, pulling up buried emotions and stirring a desire to do what you feel like doing rather than what you’re expected to do.



With sensitive Neptune and Venus in awkward angle to your ruler, Mercury, today, you could be wrestling with your perceptions or second-guessing recent decisions, dear Gemini. Uncertainty may not be the easiest feeling for you to manage, but if you resolve to accept that today is not the time for making final decisions or commitments, you can instead entertain possibilities that you may not consider on more practical days. Focus on little tasks and avoid worrying about where you’re going with them. This way you’ll end up accomplishing a lot more. The Moon’s move into your privacy and soul sector later afternoon helps you to recognize the need to unwind and refresh.



While it can be difficult to make clear decisions today, dear Cancer, you’re in a good position to notice things about yourself, others, and situations in your life that you may not see on other days. Look for creative ways to express yourself rather than the usual or traditional routes, perhaps through poetry, taking in a show, meditation, or the arts. You may not be in agreement or seeing eye to eye with some people in your life now, but it’s a good time to rethink what it is you truly do want. The Moon moves into your social sector later afternoon, and you may be seeking out the company of those who truly allow you to be yourself.



Communications may not go through the way you intend today, dear Leo, but then again, you may not be completely certain of what you want at this time. There could be vague problems with boundaries and particularly with friends, siblings, or classmates. Dwelling on missed opportunities will not do you any good, but taking a quick lesson makes sense. Take note of which situations are eroding your confidence and aim to deal with these going forward. This general state is likely to influence tomorrow as well. The Moon moves into your professional sector later afternoon, and this brings your attention to responsibilities.


Virgo Symbol/Glyph

There can be some wistfulness today, dear Virgo, as you may be longing for something but can’t see a direct route to its attainment. You might also feel that someone is overstepping their bounds today, and if you feel infringed upon, even subtly, take note instead of shaking it off. This may be a signal that you need to draw the line, perhaps not today but going forward. Major purchases or business decisions should probably wait for a clearer time. Find ways to bolster your health and esteem today. The Moon moving into Taurus later afternoon puts it in harmony with your sign for a couple days, and you could find that adding a little adventure into your life, possibly through a new interest or researching a new idea, can improve your mood many times over.


Libra Glyph-Symbol

You may not be getting the feedback you want today, dear Libra. This is a temporary hurdle to jump, and can serve to remind you to look within for happiness. Make yourself proud with the things you choose to do today. Rather than pressing for answers, with Neptune strong and challenging today and tomorrow, be content with the notion that you may not need to know the whole story just yet. If others or your work efforts seem to be draining you of energy, learn to tune out distractions. Watch for a tendency to let things slide. The Moon moving into your solar eighth house later afternoon can suggest that research or throwing yourself into a passion or interest can lead to more emotional satisfaction.


Scorpio Symbol Glyph

Inner restlessness can be triggered today if you are dwelling on a topic that doesn’t seem to have a clear answer, dear Scorpio, or on a past mistake or missed opportunity. While it’s important to take a lesson from the past, if it’s truly interfering with the past in disruptive ways, then try to redirect your imagination to something a little more pleasant or productive. With your communications today, try not to take the easy road, as it can come back to you at a later date. The Moon’s move into your partnership sector later afternoon may serve to pull you out of a tendency to focus on what’s wrong with your life and into a more cooperative mood.


Sagittarius Glyph Symbol

Watch for a tendency to stray from the truth today, dear Sagittarius, as this can happen with you or to you. Sometimes it’s best to stay on the fence than to make a statement you’re not truly ready to make. A friend may be showing an unpleasant side, or something that’s communicated makes you uncomfortable. Misunderstandings are very possible today not only with Mercury retrograde but in mildly difficult aspect with Venus and dreamy Neptune. It’s not the easiest time to focus and concentrate, but it’s a good time to consider some of your more spiritual, imaginative needs and how to fill them.


Capricorn Symbol/Glyph

You may not feel especially prepared today, dear Capricorn, or foggy about certain facts. Some of you could be concerned with a missed opportunity or a past mistake that emerges now. Try not to dwell too much on the past, but keep in mind that taking a lesson now can really push you forward as the Sun and retrograde Mercury move towards an alignment in your career sector, exact tomorrow, illuminating ideas that take into account both the past and the future. There can be some extra sensitivity to what’s perceived as criticism, but once you take time to center yourself, you may decide that you’re ready to move forward with an eye on improving your situation. The Moon’s move into your playful creative sector later afternoon helps lift your spirits.



There can be some uncertainty experienced today, dear Aquarius, but what you’re examining now can lead to important discoveries, particularly in the areas of education and travel, or anything related to those things that help feed your spirit for discovery and adventure. Doubts may be part of your day now, or there could be the discovery of an inconsistency in a plan or idea. Inner reflection can serve you well now, and with the Moon moving into your solar sector of heart and home later afternoon, it may be quite natural to go that route.



With your ruler, Neptune, in awkward angle to Mercury today and the Sun tomorrow, dear Pisces, it may not be easy to get your message across. It’s a good time to think about the past and take a lesson from it. This could be a time of some forgetfulness and mental distraction. If you find yourself dwelling on past mistakes or feeling guilty, find ways to delve deep inside and forgive yourself. Letting go of guilt and replacing it with resolve to be more attentive going forward will do wonders for your mood. Guilt has a way of hanging heavy in your life, weighing you down. The Moon’s move into your communications sector later afternoon can motivate you to write or talk out your feelings.

The Balance of the Signs & the Elements for September 29




The Balance of the Signs & the Elements for September 29


Initiating, pioneering energy. Independent, bold, courageous, assertive, fiery, inspirational, direct, decisive. Can be egotistical, impulsive, impatient, aggressive, lacking subtlety.
Meticulous, discriminating, pure, practical, health conscious, hard working. Can be hyper-critical, petty and perfectionistic.
Even-handed, harmonious, artistic, diplomatic, balancing, strong sense of fairness. Can be over- compromising, appeasing, judgmental.


Fire is enthusiastic, dynamic, and spontaneous, but lacks reflection. We are more courageous and adventurous now, with a tendency to act before thinking. There is little concern about what happened in the past. We are competitive and possibly impatient or bored easily.
There may be some insensitivity or lack of empathy now. We may be out of touch with what we’re feeling or with our emotional needs. We may be tougher than usual now, and more inclined to follow mental or practical considerations than we are to listen to our intuition.


We are ready to take action and to take on challenges, and can become frustrated with stagnant conditions.
We may be open to change but may not have much follow-through.

Astrology of Today – September 29, 2015


Astrology of Today – September 29, 2015


Mercury forms a quincunx with Neptune today, and with retrograde and the Sun heading towards an alignment, the Sun is also about to form a quincunx with Neptune as well. This can stimulate hard-to-pinpoint feelings of guilt or confusion about what we’re doing or where we’re heading. With Mercury retrograde, this can be about a past decision.
•The Moon is in Aries until 2:56 PM.
•The Moon is void from 3:44 AM to 2:56 PM.
•The Moon is in Taurus from 2:56 PM forward (until Thursday, October 1st, at 4:03 PM)
•The Moon is waning and in its Full Moon phase.
•A Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse occurred in the sign of Aries on September 27th, and a Last Quarter Moon will occur on October 4th.
•Venus turned direct on September 6th and is in its post-retrograde shadow until October 9th.
•Mercury is retrograde (Mercury is retrograde from September 17-October 9 in Libra).

Pre-October 2015 Energy Report

Pre-October 2015 Energy Report

The October 2015 Energy Report will be published on October 1, 2015. This month I’m doing something different to celebrate the end of September and usher in a new month, which also arrives with a new energy overlay.  Over the next 3 days you will find energy exercises here, designed to assist you in grounding, re-centering, and re-purposing your energies, to clear any residue that was brought up during September and release it so you can make the most of October’s expanded potential.

Exercise 1:  The Energy Grounding & Centering Exercise

This is a grounding exercise I first introduced in 2005 and it is very effective in grounding and balancing energy. With it you bring energy into your body from the earth and the crystalline matrix, combining them to form a protective shield of balanced and grounded light energy. You can use this Energy Grounding  Exercise any time you feel you need to re-ground, re-center, when you are feeling afraid, anxious, or need a little bit of extra energy support.

The Witches Current Moon Phase for Sept. 29th is Waning Gibbous

September 29
Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 97%

The Moon today is in a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with a illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9am and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon.

Phase Details for – Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Phase: Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 97%
Moon Age: 16.38 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 364,635.16 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 149,843,064.14 km
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Lady A’s Specialty of the Day – Improvement Spell to Gain Wisdom and Knowledge (Runic Spell)

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Lady A’s Specialty of the Day

Improvement Spell to Gain Wisdom and Knowledge (Runic Spell)


You Will Need:

3 blue candles

Knowledge of the ruin of Anuz and the ruin of Kenaz.


DIRECTIONS: Sit in a dark, quite room & light the 3 candles. Place them close together & near you but not touching. Sit & meditate on the knowledge you hope to find & the knowledge you already posses. Open your eyes and trace the ruin Ansuz over the candles, then trace the ruin Ansuz on your foreead (third eye)& chant…

‘I conjure the wisdom of the ruin of Ansuz’

Now trace the ruin Kenaz over the candles and you forehead chanting…

‘I conjure the Knowledge of the ruin of Kenaz’

If you have a specific question to ask look up & ask it know. If not return head to bowing position and chant…

‘I conjure the ruin of wisdom, power, occult, revenge & healing. ANSUZ! ‘I conjure the ruin of knowledge, learning, quests & heredity Knowledge. KENAZ!’ ‘enlighten me!’ ‘give me my knowledge!’ ‘Give me my Wisdom!’ ‘Enlighten me’

Meditate on your own knowledge & wisdom. During this or in the near future you will gain the knowledge & wisdom you seek


Sample Poppet Ideas – Poppetry In Action


Sample Poppet Ideas – Poppetry In Action


1. To Get a Job You’ve Applied For

Material: satin, green or gold or silverHerbs: clover, chamomile, ginger, cinnamon

Gemstones: snowflake obsidian or sodalite

Create a poppet that represents you yourself. As you make it, focus on the positive attributes that you possess which will make you appealing to a potential employer. Another option is to create the poppet in the image of the employer (include business cards or letterhead inside, if you can get them) and tell the employer poppet why you’re the best person for the job.


2. To Protect Your Family

Material: Modeling clayHerbs: Basil, patchouli, coffee

Gemstones: Hematite, amethyst, black onyx.

Create poppets that represent each member of the family, blending herbs and stones into the clay. Put them in a safe place in your home, such as near your hearth, and utilize magical shielding or cast a circle of protection around them. This is actually a fun project you can get your kids involved in as well – let them each make their own poppet person!


3. To Heal a Sick Person

Material: White cotton or unbleached muslinHerbs: Lemon balm, feverfew, ivy, and pine.

Gemstones: Bloodstone, turquoise

When you make this poppet, be sure to indicate what you are trying to heal, whether it’s a case of tennis elbow, a chronic infection, or even a broken heart. Focus all of your energy on the ailment in question.


4. To Bring Love Into Your Life

Material: Red or pink silk or cottonHerbs: Rose petals, parsley, and peppermint

Gemstones: Barite, jade, rose quartz

Make a poppet to represent the object of your affection — remember that in some magical traditions it’s frowned upon to make a specific person the target of your working.

If you are simply trying to attract love to yourself, but you don’t have a specific person in mind, focus on all the desirable qualities you want to see in a potential lover.


5. Silencing a Gossip

Material: Ground beef or other squishy meatHerbs: Horseradish, pepper, rue, yarrow, valerian

Shape the meat and herbs into a person, and create a “meat puppet” in the same way you’d make a fabric one. As you make the doll, tell it that it’s time to be silent, and tell no more gossipy stories. Remind it that people who can’t say nice things shouldn’t say anything at all. Dispose of the doll by either burning it on your grill and burying it someplace far away, feeding it to your dog, or leaving it out in the sun to rot.

6. Emergency Poppet on the Fly

Material: Aluminum foilPerhaps something has come up in a hurry, and you feel it needs immediate magical attention. Use a piece of aluminum foil to whip together a quickie poppet — shape it into the figure of a person. Fill with any magical components that might be handy — bits of wood, dirt, grass, even a name scribbled on a piece of paper — and personalize the poppet.




By Patti Wigington, Paganism/Wicca Expert

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Poppet History – Global Poppet Magic


Poppet History – Global Poppet Magic

Ramses and the Poppets:
When most people think of a poppet, they automatically think of the Voodoo doll, thanks to this item’s negative portrayal in movies and on television. However, the use of dolls in sympathetic magic goes back several millennia. Back in the days of ancient Egypt, the enemies of Ramses III (who were numerous, and included some of his harem women and at least one high-ranking official) used wax images of the Pharaoh, to bring about his death.
Greek Kolossi:
It wasn’t uncommon for the Greeks to use sympathetic magic in workings related to love or war. Christopher Faraone, Professor of Classical Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago, is one of the foremost authorities on Greek magic today, and says that Greek poppets called Kolossoi were sometimes used to restrain a ghost or even a dangerous deity, or to bind two lovers together. In Idyll 2, The Witch (Pharmakeutria), written about 200 b.c.e., the tragedian Theocritus refers to melting and burning wax dolls. He relates the tale of Simaetha, rejected by Delphis, attempts to get her lover back with magic.
The Princess Who Played with Dolls:
Wax dolls certainly weren’t limited to the ancient classical world. The one-time Princess of Wales, Caroline of Brunswick, was married to the man who later became King George IV, and evidently couldn’t stand him. She spent many hours forming wax dolls of her husband and jabbing them with pins. Although there’s no concrete evidence as to what this may have done to George, when Caroline ran off to Italy with her young lover, George didn’t object.
The royal couple remained married but lived separately until Caroline’s death in 1821, according to Witchcraft and Evidence in Early Modern England by Malcolm Gaskill.
West African Fetish Magic:
West African slaves brought with them a doll called a fetish when they were forced to leave their homes and come to the American colonies. In this case, the doll is not so much representative of an individual, but is in fact possessed by spirits connected to the doll’s owner. A fetish contains significant power and is typically worn or carried by its owner as a talisman. During America’s Colonial period, slave owners were allowed to kill any slave found with a fetish in his possession.
American Hoodoo and Folk Magic:
In American Hoodoo and folk magic, the use of poppets as a magical tool became popular following the Civil War. There is some dispute as to whether the dolls are used at all in Haiti, which is the home of Vodoun religion, and a few sources disagree on whether the use of poppets is truly a Vodoun practice or not. However, the Voodoo Museum of New Orleans does stock a variety of dolls in their gift shop.
Regardless of how you make your poppet — out of cloth, a chunk of meat, or a glob of wax, remember that poppets have a long tradition behind them, and that tradition is influences by the magical practices of a wide range of cultures. Treat your poppets well, and they will do the same for you.



By Patti Wigington, Paganism/Wicca Expert
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Poppets 101 – Introduction to Poppet Magic


Poppets 101

Introduction to Poppet Magic

The poppet is simply a doll. Although TV shows and movies typically show poppets as the stereotypical “voodoo doll,” poppets have been around for a long time. There are a number of different ways to create a poppet. This is one of the most commonly used implements in sympathetic magic, which follows along on the theory that “like creates like”. They can be used to harm or to heal, so if you create a poppet of a person, anything done to the poppet will affect the person it represents.

Bear in mind that some magical traditions discourage the use of poppets. If you’re not sure whether or not it’s okay for you to use poppet magic, you may want to check with someone in your tradition.

A poppet is usually made from cloth or fabric, but you can also make one from clay, wax, wood, or just about any other material. You can fill your poppet with herbs, stones, bits of wood, paper, or anything else that suits your needs. In addition to magical items, it’s a good idea to include some cotton or polyfill as stuffing material. Once the poppet is created, you’ll need to connect it to the person it represents.

Here’s how you can make a poppet of your own: Create Your Poppet. You can have a lot of fun with them, and all you need are a few pieces of scrap fabric and a few craft supplies.

Remember, the poppet is a useful magical tool, and can be used in a variety of workings. Be sure to check out Sample Poppets for ideas on how to use one. Use it for healing, to banish harmful people from your life, to bring abundance your way — the choices are practically limitless.


By Patti Wigington, Paganism/Wicca Expert

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Tuesday Is Ruled By Mars

~~~~ the secret garden ~~~~
(I was a big dummy and couldn’t read the writing on the pic. It says, “Secret Garden, just  in case you are like me and don’t want to admit it, lol!).


Tuesday Is Ruled By Mars


Tuesday is a Mars day, and just like the god of war, this is the time to tap into magicks to call for strength and courage. This day of the week is for rebels and warriors. If you are facing a challenge of any kind, need a boost to your courage, or want to enhance your passions, Tuesday is the day of the week for you. Some suggestions for Tuesday enchantments would include:

*Wearing the fiery colors associated with this day: scarlet, red, black, and orange. Don some of the more daring and bewitching colors of your wardrobe on Tuesdays and turn a few heads

*Carrying a bloodstone in your pocket or wearing garnet-studded jewelry to reinforce your convictions

*Working with protective and fire-associated plants such as the snapdragon, thistle, and holly to boost your shields and bravery

*Burning spicy-scented energy-enhancing candles to add a little magical aromatherapy to your home

*Cooking up a hearty meal featuring carrots, peppers, and garlic (all Mars foods and spices) to empower yourself for victory and succes


The Witches Correspondences for Tuesday, September 29


The Witches Correspondences for Tuesday, September 29



Tuesday (Tiw’s-day)

Planet: Mars

Colors: Red and Autumn Shades

Crystals: Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet, Flint, Rhodonite, Iron and Steel

Aroma: Basil, Ginger, Black Pepper, Mars Oil, Dragon’s blood and patchouli

Herb: Basil

The day of Mars. This day could only ever symbolize the sheer power of the god of war! The ideal spells to be cast on this day are that of force, power war and protection.

Dedicated to the powers of the planet Mars, personified as Ares, Tiwaz, Tiw, and Tyr.

Magical aspects: controlled power, energy, and endurance, passion, sex, courage, aggression, and protection.

This is the proper day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving courage, physical strength, revenge, military honors, surgery, the breaking of negative spells, dynamic energy, matrimony, war, enemies, prison, hunting, politics, contests, protection, victory, and athletics.


The Witches Almanac for Tuesday, September 29th

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The Witches Almanac for Tuesday, September 29th

Tuesday (Mars): Passion, sex, courage, aggression, and protection.



Waning Moon

The Waning Moon is a time for study, meditation, and little magickal work (except magick designed to banish harmful energies

Moon phase: Third Quarter

Moon Sign: Aries

Aries: Good for starting things but lacks staying power. Things occur rapidly, but quickly pass. People tend to be argumentative and assertive.

Incense: Rosemary

Color: Ivory

Tuesday’s Witchery

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Tuesday’s Witchery


Tuesday is the day to work any magick that falls in the category of increasing strength, courage, bravery, and passion. All of these intense emotions are linked to this day’s energies, and spells designed around these themes will have extra punch when performed on this magickal day.

So, let’s add a little passion and conviction into your life! Break out the daring red pieces of your wardrobe, and put a little pizzazz into your day. Work with Lilith, and see what she has to teach you about personal power and sexuality. Meditate on Tiw/Tyr and Mars, and see what those ancient warrior gods will show you about new tactics, strategies, and claiming personal victories in your life. Practice conjuring up that astral weapon from the meditation and use it wisely for protection and for courage.

Create a philter for courage and protection or handcraft your own Witch’s jar to remove negativity from your home. See what other Witch crafts you can conjure up with Tuesday’s magick. Create some kitchen magick on this Tuesday by whipping up a spicy stew-add in a few Mars-associated ingredients such as carrots, peppers, and garlic. Empower the stew for success, and then treat yourself and your family to a good, hearty meal. Try working with a little aromatherapy and burn some spicy or coffee-scented candles to increase your energy level.

Check the sky at night, and see if you can find the reddish planet Mars up in the heavens. Not sure where to look? Check an astronomy magazine or search the Web for more information. Become a magickal warrior and move forward in your life with strength, courage, and compassion. Embrace the side of yourself that loves a good challenge and that is passionate and daring!

Banish fear, and face your future with strength and conviction. Believe in yourself and in your dreams, work hard, and you will win every time.



—-Book of Witchery: Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week

Ellen Dugan





A god, goddess, or planet governs each day of the week. It is usually easy to spot the ruler of the day by its name. The word Tuesday, however, is not so easy, but if we look at the word in Spanish, Martes, we clearly see its connections to Mars.

Because Tuesday revolves around the energy of Mars, Tuesdays are good for business, mechanical things, buying and selling animals, hunting, beginning studies, gardening, sexual activities, and confrontation. This is a day for sex magick, energy, stamina, and health. As in the old saying, Tuesdays child is full of grace, is also good for success magick and defense against enemies.

Angels of Tuesday are Camael, Samael, Satael, Amabiel, Friagne, and Hyniel. When invoked, Camael takes the form of a leopard. In Druid mythology he is a god of war, which is why we see him associated with Mars. Camael is said to be a member of the “Magnificent Seven” in some circles. Camael is another “terminator” angel.

Samael walks both worlds as a magician and sorcerer. some see him as the angel of death, others as “the bright and poisonous one.” Many consider him more of a demon, and accuse him of being Satan. However, there is reference to the satans (plural) as enforcers of the law, a sort of angelic police, if you will. Supposedly, when Samael is around, dogs howl in the night. On one hand, he is the ruler of the fifth heaven and in charge of two million angels; on the other, he is the one who changed into a serpent and convinced Eve to partake of the forbidden fruit of knowledge.

Satael is an angel of air invoked in magic rites and is the presiding spirit of the planet Mars. Amabiel is another spirit of the planet Mars; however he spends his energy on issues of human sexuality. Friagne, also an angel of this day, is invoked from the east. He is a member of the fifth heaven. Hyniel also belongs to this day and is subject to the east wind.

On Tuesdays the hour of sunrise and every eight hours after that are also ruled by Mars, and that makes these times of the day doubly blessed. These four hours are the strongest ones to do ritual in. Check your local newspaper, astrological calendar, or almanac to determine your local sunrise.

Source: Gypsy Magic





A Very Happy & Blessed Tuesday To All Our Brothers & Sisters of the Craft!




As fleeting as time can be
I try hard not to get too caught up
Our lives but a vapor
Recycled throughout time
What is time
It is but a moment
We all know moments come
Though there can be many
Remember they are fleeting
Only to last a moment
As sure as the clouds and stars above pass
So do all the moments we have
I try hard to remember
To be ever thankful for each
Always remembering
The choice is what we do
With each moment
So never take for granted
Each and every moment
For they pave the way
For the enlightenment of the soul

From our favorite poet, Mr. T. J. WhiteWolf

Be sure to visit his website from some more of his beautiful poems & thoughts, TJWHITEWOLF’S POETRY