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45 Years Since Jim Morrison Died

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July 3rd marks 45 years since Jim Morrison passed into the spirit world.

“I see myself as a huge fiery comet, a shooting star. Everyone stops, points up and gasps, “Oh look at that!” Then- whoosh, and I’m gone…and they’ll never see anything like it ever again… and they won’t be able to forget me- ever.” Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison certainly had a clear vision of his life. He was born December 08, 1943, and passed away July 03, 1971. For those who may not know he was a singer, songwriter, philosopher, and poet. He is most famous for his work with the musical group The Doors. I have traveled the world, and, no matter what language, if I sing a few verses of “Light My Fire”, everyone knows that song, and they always smile.

He did not play any musical instruments, but he heard all of his songs in his head. Then he would hum the tune to the other musicians in The Doors, and they would compose what he heard in his head.

At the young age of 21, Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek formed the group The Doors. Within one year they had a recording contract and shot to the top of the rock and roll world with the song “Light My Fire” in the summer of 1967. From there everything they recorded was always on top of the rock and roll charts.

Jim never sought fame and always considered himself first and foremost a poet. As the money came pouring in, the rest of the group started buying fancy cars and houses. Jim did not care about material possessions. He lived very simply. All he usually had with him was his clothes and books. He was an avid reader and never was without a book in his hand. He lived in $10.00 a night motels. He tried to have a car, but every car he ever had he ended up wrecking. He finally gave up on cars.

He wrote four poetry books and paid to have them published. The thing he was most proud of was his books.

Jim was the first rock star to ever be arrested on stage during a performance. This happened December 9, 1967 in New Haven, Connecticut. He was booked on charges of indecency, public obscenity, disturbing the peace and resisting arrest. Before the concert Jim was backstage making out with a girl. A police officer spotted them and said they had to leave. Jim told the officer he was in the band. The cop got pushy with Jim. Jim tried to push him away and then the cop maced him. .

Jim still went on stage and performed the concert. During the last song Jim started to tell the crowd about what happened backstage. The cops shut the music down and came directly onstage to arrest him. From that time onward the police were always looking for an excuse to come after Jim.

Unfortunately his fame could not be contained and it took over his life. He enjoyed many of the perks, but did not like losing his privacy, and found ways to get lost in the crowd. He was an alcoholic and drank mass amounts of whiskey a day. No one could control him, and things went down hill when he was accused of exposing his penis in front of an audience at a rock concert in Miami Florida. He was arrested and faced Federal prison time for lewd lascivious behavior, two misdemeanors for public profanity, two for public exposure and one for public drunkenness. No one could prove that he did such a thing, and, considering how many photographs were being taken nonstop at the concert, it is highly unlikely that it happened because there is no proof.

Because he was so famous and considered a hippie, the courts were going to let him have it full on. For that reason he decided to take a break from everything and go to Paris to see if he could lose his identity. The pressure of facing prison time was more than he could handle. He found no matter where he went he was known. It must have seemed like there was no escaping for him.

The official cause of his death in Paris is from a heart attack. No one knows for sure, but the bottom line is he did die at a young age having changed the face of rock and roll. He has never been forgotten. In fact his fame has grown, and he is considered a rock legend. His estate brings in millions of dollars a year. Every year young people discover the work of Jim Morrison and become fans. Just like he said no one would ever forget him and that was very prophetic.

I saw The Doors perform at the Los Angeles Forum in 1968 at the height of their fame. I had always liked their music, but I was not a big fan of Jim Morrison. At this particular concert he set on the edge of the stage and read poetry for 45 minutes. I was sitting in the floor section right in front of the stage and people kept lighting sparklers and matches and sending them flying at the stage screaming, “Sing Light My Fire.” I had to keep covering my head to keep from getting burned. Finally the group did play Light My Fire and afterwards left the stage. Having lived in Los Angeles and seen every major group like the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, and many more, I considered it the worst concert I had ever seen.

I continued to buy every album The Doors made. The songs were powerful, and I really enjoyed their music. I knew I would never waste my time going to see another one of their concerts.

I was in Santa Monica, which is right next to Venice California and one of Jim’s favorite cities, when I heard that he had died. It was sunset, and, as I watched the sun go down at the ocean, I kept thinking about what a terrible waste and it had only been a few months since Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin had died at the age of 27. Ironically, Jim died on the same date as Brian Jones, of The Rolling Stones, who had died in 1969. Jim wrote a poem for Brian Jones right after his death called, “Thinking of Brian Jones While Sitting in Los Angeles.”

Now comes an unusual part to my memories of Jim Morrison. In 1984 I was taking a class in Transpersonal Psychology and we were given an assignment to write about two parts of ourselves and have them communicate back and forth. I saw myself as two different things first as a deer and the other as Jim Morrison. As I was doing this dialogue between the deer and Jim, it became clear that he was there to teach me how to be an individual and face life like a rebel. I had lost my identity in a bad marriage and felt like a deer that at any moment was going to be shot down. This was the reason to learn how to be a rebel. It was certainly fascinating because I had not thought of Jim Morrison other than when I heard his music.

I did not have any albums any more, but, after writing this story, I kept hearing over and over in my head the song “Waiting for the Sun.” Finally I had to go out and buy the cassette, and, as I listened to this song, I started hearing Jim Morrison talk to me. This was his way of letting me know that he was in my life as one of my spirit guides. My first thought when I realized this was – why wasn’t it John Lennon or Jimi Hendrix who I really liked. Why did it have to be wild and crazy Jim Morrison?

I am sure that many people are thinking as they read this is really strange. No, I knew about spirit guides, but never gave it much attention. From that point on I started paying attention and have learned a great deal, and it has not always been easy, but I am grateful to have this guide. Many people have felt a connection to Jim Morrison outside of just being a fan, and I know that he is working in spirit to help many people. In fact there has been a book written by a psychic who claims to have channeled his spirit.

Jim Morrison lived his life as a free spirit and chose not to be tied down to the conventions of the day. He was a loner and his idea of what a good place to go to relax was a topless bar next to the office of The Doors or his favorite hole in the wall Mexican restaurant in Venice California. He never had an entourage nor did he have security. He walked the streets of Venice and Hollywood freely. He proved you could be a superstar and still live in whatever way you wanted.

His being free is what disturbed so many people including the law and the government. The powers that be do not like when someone shows them what true freedom is.

I cannot imagine any current musical artist choosing this type of life. This is what sets Jim Morrison apart from so many of the others. It is sad that the music world today is nothing more than just commercialism. I am thankful that I was around in the 60’s to see some of the greatest creative artists express themselves freely. It was a wonderful time to be alive.

I am glad Jim Morrison shared his talent with the world. He will never be forgotten.

I will leave you with this final thought from Jim Morrison.

“I like people who shake other people up and make them feel uncomfortable.”

Thanks Jim for all that you have given us.

Many blessings,
Cherokee Billie

Click Here To View My Collection Of Jim Morrison Pictures And Memorabilia.

A nice take on that infamous shot of Jim

Michael Jackson Never Forgotten –Seven Years Later.

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Remembering Michael Jackson seven years after his passing on June 25, 2009. I asked people who feel a connection with Michael to write their thoughts and I received some astounding memoirs and poetry in his honor. So take a few minutes to read these loving thoughts and feel free to add your comments as well. Many blessings, Cherokee Billie

Written by Livnam Kaur
7 years ago, I was not a fan of Michael Jackson. Then came June 25th, and it all changed. During the summer of 2009, I fell head over heels in love with him. Not just the man, but his art and legacy. I have learnt so much in the last 7 years, and I’m not gonna lie: it’s been 7 years of pain and struggle as well as moments of joy.

Strangely enough, the most unexpected thing I’ve learnt in the past 7 years, is to be critical of the media, whether it’s printed newspaper, online news, TV-news or on the radio. Having studied Michael’s life and seen how media literally cut-and-pasted things to make their own stories, I watch every news report now with a questioning spirit. Ever heard the phrase “Just because you say it, doesn’t make it so”? That goes for many reporters. In Michael’s life, there were a few females who kept using the phrases “serious reporter” and “serious journalism” in their interviews with him…and they were the ones who were all about the gossip and rumors. Michael lived to be almost 51, and I can count on one hand the reporters who treated him with respect.

I’ve seen the same in media today: reporters let their own personal opinion get in the way, and they frequently do everything they can to rouse the viewers. Scandal sells. Well, not with me!

Michael’s humanitarian work is also quite remarkable. Never before and never since has there been someone who helped so many, both in the public eye and in private. He strongly believed to keep his good deeds a secret; he changed orphanages and hospitals in secret because he believed that if he talked about it, the good power over it would vanish. I find this tricky sometimes, I find that I actually want to showcase what I do, but then I remember Michael and I force myself to zip it.

And last but not least: I’ve become terribly biased in terms of music: “Yeah, you’re good enough, but you’re no MJ!”

Livnam Kaur has also written a novel called “In Our Darkest Hour”, which is sold exclusively to support Michael’s Dream Foundation. Click Here To Learn More http://michaelsdreamfoundation.org/

From Tarryn

Every year on the anniversary of Michael’s death, all the thoughts and
feelings I had the day he died, and subsequent months, come flooding
back stronger than ever. I never really connected to Michael on a fan
level, but more on human level, this is because I believe I have a lot
in common with him. I am also able to see and understand that he had
many sides to him, like all of us have.

I will always feel a deep sadness at the fact that there are still
many people who believe he is guilty of what he was accused of. Those
accusation which came without a shred of evidence, stuck to him for
the remainder of his life, breaking his spirit and his heart, and
ultimately, in my opinion, leading to his death. I know however
Michael’s spirit is now healed, and his life here in this physical
plane must seem like nothing more than an amazing dream.

My heart goes out to Michael’s family, friends, and fans today as we
remember his remarkable life. I know how much he was Loved, and I know
that Love will always drown out any negativity. We miss you.

I miss you
I Love you Michael

By Susan
Purple and Blue
Through a veil of purple and blue
There is a world you never knew
Close your eyes, focus and stare
Imagine a figure that may suddenly appear
Willowing in a glory of light
Merging with me sweet joy of delight
Words cannot explain
Only if you experience the same
You visit me from your place beyond the seasons
Your essence is love for that is the only reason
You were a messenger of love and light
Inspiring the world you shone too bright
Now you are free to fly on an Angel’s wing
Your gift is the songs you gave our Earth may we forever sing

Love
Love is Sweet
Just like your Smile
Love is True
Just like your Heart
Love is Pure
Just like your Soul
Love is Light
Just look Inside
LOVE is all that there IS
Thank you for loving us MORE

From Lisa R

Michael Jackson was more than the king of pop. He was one who could talk to your soul through his music which made us all feel very close to him as if he was our friend. He was so much more than just an iconic figure in the music industry he was someone who loved each and every one of his fans. I will forever love Michael Jackson, and can’t wait until the time I can meet him and dance and sing with him in spirit.

From Cherokee Billie

It’s hard to believe it’s been 7 years since Michael Jackson passed. True legends never die and Michael Jackson will always be remembered as one of the greatest entertainers ever.

Michael’s style was unique and totally original. From the time he became famous as a child it was evident that there was something different about this young boy. As he grew and became an adult he proved what a remarkable artist he was with his dynamic album “Thriller.” His dancing was magical and there was no way you could not take your eyes off of him when he performed. He knew how to captivate an audience.

His charitable work was a constant love of his. When he was alive he gave to more charities than any other entertainer at that time. He had great empathy for those that were suffering in this world. He understood suffering as he did not always have an easy life growing up and being famous. They were both difficult and filled with hardships. People only saw the glitz and the glamour and not what went on behind the scenes.

No matter what he was going through Michael always did his best to show appreciation and love for his fans. He understood that they were the reason he was successful.

His passing at the age of 50 was a shock for so many, but I feel that the pressures he went through took a hard toll on his life. What he did was leave a great legacy of work in his music, dancing, poetry, writing, and humanitarian work.

I was privileged to be able to speak to his spirit after his passing and I learned a great deal about Michael Jackson that I never knew. I had not been a fan of his although I always knew he was a great entertainer. I prefer hard rock and roll and his type of music just did not appeal to me.

Channeling his spirit changed my life in more ways than one. I never would have thought of contacting his spirit, but I was asked by a radio station if I could contact him a few days after his passing. I was able to do it on radio and from there I continued channeling him until he had delivered the messages that he wanted his fans to hear and then it was time for him to move forward on his spiritual journey.

If you would like to hear one of the messages I channeled from Michael after his passing Click Here.

Getting close to his spirit helped me understand this gentle soul and what he went through during his lifetime. It’s easy for people to judge another, but until you walk or moonwalk in another’s shoes, you do not know what they have gone through. Michael was a beautiful soul who was greatly misunderstood. I know that he is happy and at peace in the spirit world.

Whenever I put my CD player on jukebox and the song ‘Billie Jean’ comes up I just consider it a little hello from Michael and it always makes me smile. His music was the gift he left the world and through it he will always communicate.

His music and performances will always live on. Many generations from now people still will be emulating his performances. His legacy will never die!

Many blessings,
Cherokee Billie

 

Happy 74th birthday Paul McCartney!

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On June 18, 2016 Paul McCartney turns 74 years old.

It just seems like “Yesterday” that I was twelve years old and watching the Beatles perform live on the Ed Sullivan show. 52 years later I am still a Beatlemanic and proud of it!

Paul McCartney is listed as the most prolific songwriter in history. His first collaborations with John Lennon were remarkable. The two of them had a wonderful chemistry together and proved it over and over. The impact the Beatles made on the world cannot be fully understood by those who were not there at the time. I always feel that my life was in black and white and did not become filled with colors until the Beatles. That’s the most simplistic way I can express what they did for me.

When the Beatles disbanded Paul McCartney took a much needed break from the world and retreated to his sheep farm in Scotland for a few years to recover from everything he had been through over the last ten years.

When he reemerged he came back with forming his own group “Wings” along with his wife Linda Eastman. This band had countless hits and Paul proved that he was more than just a pretty face.

One of the things that I admire the most about the man is the way that he lives his personal life. He was a very loving husband for almost 30 years until the passing of Linda. He kept his family close to him at all times and none of his children have ended up disastrously. They all have their own careers and are quite successful away from Paul.

I am happy that he has found a wonderful woman, Nancy Shevell, to share his life with.

He is always a gentleman and never has a bad word to say about anyone. He always shows love and appreciation to his fans because he knows they’re the reason for his success. His talents go way beyond rock and roll music as he has written operas and directed several short films.

No wonder the Queen made him Sir Paul McCartney.

I watched a live performance he did recently and this man can still Rock and Roll better than anybody out there. Please continue the wonderful work that you do Paul, because we certainly appreciate it.

Wishing you the very best on your birthday and always. You will always be Paulie to me.

With love,
Cherokee Billie

Click Here To Read My Tribute To The Beatles

Happy Summer Solstice 2016

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Welcome the first day of summer and the longest day of the year. Take time to enjoy the wonderful gift of a new season!

The solstice heralds the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere on June 20, 2016 at 6:34 p.m. EDT.

Sol + stice derives from a combination of Latin words meaning “sun” + “to stand still.” As the days lengthen, the sun rises higher and higher until it seems to stand still in the sky.

The summer solstice is a time to celebrate the ending of the waxing year and the beginning of the waning year, in preparation for the harvest to come. Midsummer is when all may absorb the Sun’s warming rays and it is a celebration of fertility, not only for humans, but also for crops, animals and all beings.

The summer solstice is the longest day of the year and the first day of summer. While those in the Northern Hemisphere cover up with sunscreen, residents in the Southern Hemisphere will be wrapping up in their warm clothes in honor of the winter solstice — the shortest day of the year and official start of winter.

Stepping into sacred time is becoming more and more important to our success as spiritual entrepreneurs. Focus on what you want to accomplish over the next few months that will bring peace and happiness into your life.

Stay out of your head as much as possible. Be more of an observer of your thoughts than the thinker of them. Quiet your mind and spend time in nature reconnecting yourself.

This is where summer can be a very healing time.

Every single line of energy we have in our bodies and light bodies is being opened, expanded and utilized right now – and some of these energy lines have never been opened up inside of us in this way before. So it can feel a little startling, disconcerting, even bring up anger or frustration. It can also make you feel euphoric, energized, and like your gifts are being magnified – because they are.

We are receiving yet another upgrade to our human and light systems. In other words, our cellular structure is being prepared very quickly, in time for this new energy that Summer Solstice and a number of other celestial events are bringing in. Our spirits are being more fully integrated with our bodies. For some of you it’s happening right now and for some, it will happen closer to or on or just after Summer Solstice.

You know how this whole year so far has been an acceleration of your release of all that does not serve you? Well, right now, it’s as if we’re being squeezed and internally shifted to facilitate the massive release of what remains that needs to leave us.

If ever there was a time to let go and allow… that time is now. The more you resist it, or live in your head about it, the harder it will feel. The more you can allow this energetic/spiritual/physical upgrade, the easier and more amazing you will experience your transformation and success.

The Summer Solstice is called Midsummer or Litha in some medieval and Craft traditions; and Alban Hefin or Alban Heruin in other Celtic and Druidic traditions. In the mythical cycle, this is the end of the reign of the Oak King, and the beginning of the Holly King’s rule.

Litha is a time of great magical power. All forms of Sun magic are going to be amplified, and especially effective for love, healing and prosperity. This is also a very good time to perform blessings for your pets and home.

May the children of Earth awaken, rise up, and be about healing and blessing we need to give one another, and for our holy Mother Earth, our home. In the way of our ancestors, we honor the Turning.

Early Celebrations

Awed by the great power of the sun, civilizations have for centuries celebrated the first day of summer otherwise known as the Summer Solstice, Midsummer (see Shakespeare), St. John’s Day, or Litha.

The Celts and Slavs celebrated the first day of summer with dancing and bonfires to help increase the sun’s energy. The Chinese marked the day by honoring Li, the Chinese Goddess of Light.

In ancient Egypt, the Solstice heralds the New Year. In Ancient Egypt, the summer solstice preceded the appearance of the Sirius star, which the Egyptians believed was responsible for the annual flooding of the Nile that they relied upon for agriculture. Because of this, the Egyptian calendar was set so that the start of the year coincided with the appearance of Sirius, just after the solstice.

The ancient Chinese honored the Yin on the Solstice In ancient China, the summer solstice was the yin to the winter solstice’s yang—literally. Throughout the year, the

Chinese believed, the powers of yin and yang waxed and waned in reverse proportion to each other. At the summer solstice, the influence of yang was at its height, but the celebration centered on the impending switch to yin. At the winter solstice, the opposite switch was honored.

Perhaps the most enduring modern ties with Summer Solstice were the Druids’ celebration of the day as the “wedding of Heaven and Earth”, resulting in the present day belief of a “lucky” wedding in June. Now we understand why June has traditionally been the most popular time of the year to be married.

Today, the day is still celebrated around the world – most notably in England at Stonehenge and Avebury, where thousands gather to welcome the sunrise on the Summer Solstice. Stonehenge is an ancient prehistoric site and has been a place of worship and celebration at the time of Summer Solstice since time immemorial.

Stonehenge at Summer Solstice

Stonehenge at Summer Solstice

Pagan spirit gatherings or festivals are also common in June, when groups assemble to light a sacred fire, and stay up all night to welcome the dawn.

Summer Solstice Fun Facts

Pagans called the Midsummer moon the “Honey Moon” for the mead made from fermented honey that was part of wedding ceremonies performed at the Summer Solstice.

Ancient Pagans celebrated Midsummer with bonfires, when couples would leap through the flames, believing their crops would grow as high as the couples were able to jump.

Midsummer was thought to be a time of magic, when evil spirits were said to appear. To thwart them, Pagans often wore protective garlands of herbs and flowers. One of the most powerful of them was a plant called ‘chase-devil’, which is known today as St. John’s Wort and still used by modern herbalists as a mood stabilizer.

“Whatever is dreamed on this night, will come to pass.” ~ William Shakespeare

Now is the perfect time to connect to the Earth’s Energy. If you have wanted to make changes in your life is never too late to create a new you!

Solstice Blessings,
Cherokee Billie

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Happy 53rd Birthday Johnny Depp!

Wishing you many more years

June 09, 2016 Johnny Depp turns 53 years old. Johnny proves that good things do get better with age! He has been a part of our culture for so long and he inspires and motivates many people. I send out best wishes and blessings to him on his birthday. I hope that he has a wonderful day with family and friends, and lives a long time so that he continues to delight and entertain us.

This past month has been quite difficult for Johnny with the loss of his beloved mother and the end of his short marriage. I’m sure that this Birthday will be much different for him. Losing a parent is a hard thing and especially the one you are very close to. I’m glad that he is busy with performing his music worldwide as I know that music is his love and I’m sure that it’s very healing for him.

Johnny is a fine actor who always surprises me with his performances. I hope someday he makes a CD of his own music. He is a fine musician who accidentally fell in to acting. Some people do not realize that he came to Los Angeles to be a rock star. He was destined for fame one way or another and it came to him through acting.

Worldwide this man is loved and there has to be something beautiful inside of his soul to attract so much love. He definitely has the key to touch the hearts of so many. He is quite a remarkable actor, musician, and seems like a nice man who has learned a lot of spiritual truth. His role choices are often quirky and he brings to each one uniqueness and strength quite unmatched by the majority of movie ’stars’.

I know that I have Johnny Depp Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. This infection started for me around 1993 and has progressed over the years. The first movie that really caught my attention was “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.” I knew after seeing that movie that there was a lot more to Johnny Depp then just being a pretty boy. Over the years he has proven what a fine actor he is. The diversity of roles that he chooses is astounding. I’m sure each one of you has a favorite movie or character that he has played. Please share your thoughts about Johnny Depp in honor of his birthday.

It would certainly be the biggest thrill of my life if I could meet Johnny Depp. I might as well put it out to the universe because miracles do happen!

A Dose of Depp a day keeps the doctor away!

Many blessings to you Johnny,
Cherokee Billie

P.S. Don’t tell anyone, but I have a crush on Johnny!

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Thinking of Michael Jackson Seven Years Later

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For all of you that love Michael Jackson I ask if you could write a short or long piece about your memories and feelings of Michael, I could post for my blog remembering his passing June, 25. I would greatly appreciate hearing from those that loved him and how you feel about Michael seven years later.

I will be adding my thoughts about Michael Jackson later this month. I must say that he certainly did affect my life and change it in many beautiful ways, as I had the privilege to be able to communicate with his spirit after his passing. I learned a great deal about him and gained respect for who he was.

Many blessings,
Cherokee Billie

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Full Flower Moon May 21, 2016

The May Full Moon falls in the sign of Sagittarius on the 21st at 00:00UTC and is part of a bigger cycle that won’t be fully complete until June 20th.

In June, we have a Full Moon in Sagittarius. Having two Full Moons in the same sign is very rare and indicates that whatever May’s Full Moon manifests in our lives is likely to be incomplete until June’s Full Moon

This means that around the 21st of May we are going to get a glimmer of the cycle that is unfolding for us, and what lesson this Full Moon has come to instill in our lives.

Full Moon’s are like the peak point of energy in a cycle. Often on a Full Moon, we can see things manifesting in our lives. Full Moons are our opportunity to reap what we have been sowing and harvest the efforts of our work, but this Full Moon is slightly different.

This is the month of the Full Flower Moon. Can you guess how this full Moon got its name? That’s right:) Flowers are becoming abundant now. They are literally everywhere. It can also be known as the Corn Planting Moon, the Milk Moon, and the Hare Moon.

The Earth is most fertile right now so it’s time to start planting!

It’s a great night to plant something in the garden. Get a baby sapling and plant it in honor of tonight’s moon! Bring fresh flowers into your house, or design a headband made of flowers for yourself.

The energy on the night of a full moon is very powerful. It’s a perfect night to recharge your energy.

So on this full moon let the emphasis to be on you! Use this time to draw down the energy of the moon and empower yourself for your working and what you wish throughout the month.

Full moon blessings my friends!
Cherokee Billie

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