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A time to shed your tension with clothes: Your numerology cycles for July 1–15

“Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes [at a certain Vancouver beach?], and the right kind of day is jewelled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you...

Raccoon season is upon us: your numerology cycles for June 16–30

June is definitely raccoon season in Kitsalino. Every evening last summer, a raccoon hung from the rafters of a house in my neighbourhood, driving the crows insane. Last week, as I was walking my dog...

A time for long walks along the beach: Your numerology cycles for May 16–31

Hockey lingers, but in spite of it we can feel the warmth and promise of summer around the corner. This all brings mellowness, mellowness as is only expressed on the West Coast. It’s time to slow...

The “merry month of come what may”: Your numerology cycles for May 1–15

The “merry month of come what may” has arrived and my Yorkshire terrier, Siriuss (as in Sirius Satellite Radio and the dog star), greeted May with such enthusiasm that he jumped off a second-storey...

What happens to young women and men during the spring?: Your numerology cycles for April 16–30

“April . . . Hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” —William Shakespeare Now that we are totally up to our ears in Vancouver’s pink snow, we begin to believe that the miracle of spring is...

Crocuses and cycles: Your numerology cycles for April 1–15

First the howling blizzard woke us, Then the rain came down to soak us, And now before the eye can focus— Crocus. —Lilja Rogers The “howling blizzard” part of that little piece may not totally apply...

New beginnings: Your numerology cycles for March 16–31

Eggs, fertility and new wardrobes are all symbols of new beginnings, and that’s what this part of the month is about. We move into spring and feel blessed that, in spite of the rain, our winter is...

Commitment is contentment

Commitment is a word with so many different dimensions. I think people spend too much time asking to have it, and not enough time thinking about what it actually entails. I was speaking to a...