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The members of SLPS met on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 8pm to honor the full moon Goddess and plan the upcoming garden for April. Gaia was patroned and honored, the good Earth mother who sends the worms to help the soil and plants grown.

March 2016 Full Worm Moon Ritual, Gaia on altar, Saturday, March 26, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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SLPS enjoyed a fun evening reading free Celtic tarot for the University of Utah students at their bi-annual Crimson Nights event on Friday, March 25, 2016 from 10-2am. The line for readings didn’t end till about 1:30 am, and a few trickled in till 2. Some even asked for palm readings. Many of the students had never had a reading, which is usually the case. Though SLPS has been reading at Crimson Nights for three years, very few are repeat patrons.

U of U Celtic Crimson Nights, Woman Between the Wolves (r) and Shy Fox, Friday, March 25, 2016, University of Utah Student Union, Salt Lake City, UT

U of U Celtic Crimson Nights, Shy Fox and Woman Between the Wolves (hat) reading for students, Friday, March 25, 2016, University of Utah Student Union, Salt Lake City, UT

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Enheduanna: A Pagan Literary Journal is a new annual literary journal published each Samhain (Halloween) by the Salt Lake Pagan Society. We accept submissions of creative writing and fiction, poetry, book reviews, author interviews and biographical sections, letters, short stories, essays, and other literary works. The works are intended to promote and encourage the literary capacity of the contemporary Pagan community.

Enheduanna: A Pagan Literary Journal is now open till May 1 for submissions. Please send them to Enheduanna@thepagansociety.org and read our style guidelines under the Enheduanna tab to guide you in the submission process.

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Since 2015’s garden was highly successful, the society will be planting a garden for 2016. This year the space with be expanded to included more room for pumpkins, asparagus, garlic, and other heirloom plants of choice by the society members.

SLPS President Muad’Dib and Vice President Shy Fox worked in the evening on Sunday, March 20, 2016 to clean and clear the old dead plants and evaluate the space. Surprisingly, a number of plants survived the winter! A few of the onions, one parsley, oregano, both cabbage plants, and all of the collard greens!

The old dead leaves were plucked off the cabbage and collards and the space cleaned for what is to come. Because some plants went to seed, the society expects to have a few self starters for dill and tomatillo.

Society Garden 2016, collard green survived the winter (with dead leaves removed), Sunday March 20, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2016, onions survived the winter, Sunday March 20, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2016, parsely survived the winter, Sunday March 20, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2016, cabbage survived the winter, Sunday March 20, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2016, view of the garden looking south west- Oquirrh mountains in back and Shy Fox (right), Sunday March 20, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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The members of SLPS met under descending sun and half moon on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 6pm to honor and celebrate the Germanic Goddess Ostara. The altar was decorated with flowers from the society garden-daffodils, the first to come up in spring. The circles were invoked, and a meditation to ground the members took place. Everyone enjoyed the song “Ostara” by Lisa Thiel on her album Circle of the Seasons.

The Goddess spoke to all present, giving them guidance for the new season of spring. Offerings of juice and eggs were given, and thanks for her continual support and blessings. Hern was honored as well, the young god with mighty loins who will soon marry the Goddess at Beltane.

The feat included baked chicken, potato salad, and succotash with lemon bunt cake for dessert. Some after dinner equinox gaming was in order, with a few rounds of Mahjong tiles and backgammon .

Ostara 2016, altar, Saturday, March 19, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2016, altar center, Saturday, March 19, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2016, Shy Fox, Saturday, March 19, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2016, Camille Harris, Saturday, March 19, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2016, altar at sunset, Saturday, March 19, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2016, after feast gaming-Majong, Saturday, March 19, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2016, after feast gaming- backgammon with Shy Fox, Saturday, March 19, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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SLPS had a lovely weekend reading tarot for the attendees of the 13th Annual Salt Lake City International Tattoo Convention from March 4-6, 2016. With the buzz of guns, the many guests wandering received ink from artist form all across the country and internationally. A few local shops were present such as Heavy Duty of Ogden, Lost Art, Big Deluxe, Good Times, Painted Temple, Oni, A.S.I., Iron Clad/Anchor Ink, and King of Swords all of Salt Lake. Just about all types of colors, styles, images, were drawn and body parts were tattooed, as people lied on tables, sat in chairs, and shopped for merchandise while seeing their favorite artist and meeting new ones.

SLPS used the Tarot of the Tattoo Age, created by the organizer of the convention. Many people came to ask the tarot their questions and get first time readings. Some even wanted palm readings afterwards. This was the first time tarot readings have been part of the convention… and SLPS had the honor of being the first readers. The readings were¬†well received by the tattoo community.

13th Annual Salt Lake City International Tattoo Convention, Muad’Dib (l) and Shy Fox, Friday, March 4 2016, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT

13th Annual Salt Lake City International Tattoo Convention, vendors, Friday, March 4, 2016, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT

13th Annual Salt Lake City International Tattoo Convention, attendees and vendors, Friday, March 4, 2016, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT

13th Annual Salt Lake City International Tattoo Convention, vendors, Friday, March 4, 2016, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT

13th Annual Salt Lake City International Tattoo Convention, vendors, Friday, March 4, 2016, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT

13th Annual Salt Lake City International Tattoo Convention, vendors, Friday, March 4, 2016, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT

13th Annual Salt Lake City International Tattoo Convention, Muad’Dib, Saturday, March 5, 2016, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT

13th Annual Salt Lake City International Tattoo Convention, Muad’Dib giving reading, Sunday, March 6, 2016, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT

13th Annual Salt Lake City International Tattoo Convention, entertainer, Sunday, March 6, 2016, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT

13th Annual Salt Lake City International Tattoo Convention, persons receiving tattoos, Sunday, March 6 2016, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT

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SLPS enjoyed a good day, doing readings with the Tarot of a Thousand and One Nights at the 15th Annual Springfest on Saturday, March 5, 2016, put on by Thia. Each March the festival takes place in the Utah State Fairground promontory building and includes vendors, food, music, and more importantly, the belly dance troupes who perform from 10am to 10pm!

Those who came for readings enjoyed the tarot and its Middle Eastern theme. This was the fourth year SLPS has participated in the event and plans to enjoy many more years!

Springfest 2016, Woman Between the Wolves, Saturday, March 5, 2016, Utah State Fair Ground, Salt Lake City, UT

Springfest 2016, vendors, Saturday, March 5, 2016, Utah State Fair Ground, Salt Lake City, UT

Springfest 2016, dancers on stage, Saturday, March 5, 2016, Utah State Fair Ground, Salt Lake City, UT

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