Happy 143rd birthday, Yellowstone National Park! On this day in 1872, Yellowstone became the first national park — starting a worldwide movement to protect special places. Today, millions visit Yellowstone to discover the park’s geysers and mud pots, forests and lakes, and historic cabins and prehistoric sites — not to mention it’s stunning waterfalls. Pictured here is a rainbow at Lower Falls on the park’s Uncle Tom trail. Photo by Kallem Phillips (www.sharetheexperience.org).

"The moon governs the ocean’s tides, and so, understandably, human emotions. Our bodies, after all, are up to about three-quarters water. So of course the moon’s tides will affect us strongly, too. As Wiccans, we can and do take advantage of that. This is why the full-moon Esbat is such a good time to do power work - because everything we do is boosted and magnified by the moon. We deepen into trance in circle, connect to Deity, and the energy surges. Our spellwork is heightened to a passionately dizzy peak - just make sure your intent is clear, your words are specific, and let the energy fly. Then sit back and watch as the puzzle pieces all fall into place."

- Thuri Calafia
Dedicant: A Witch’s Circle of Fire

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