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Welcome! In our debut issue of THE DARMA DIRECTION we'll explore the attributes of this earth sign through articles, artwork, videos, music, and life advice to help you connect with the Capricorns who cross your path.
December 22 - January 20
Edgar Allen Poe ~ Elvis Presley ~ Muhammad Ali ~ Michelle Obama ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda ~ Alexander Hamilton ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
NEXT ISSUE: AQUARIUS
DEPARTMENTS AND CONTRIBUTORS
"Learn about Capricorn's Angel of Love and Fidelity, and how the opposite energies of Venus and Saturn may have been used to steer my destiny via karaoke, cocktails, and handcuffs." ~ Debbie
Debbie Abbott is a former managing editor of an upscale magazine in Scottsdale, Arizona. Her career took a different route the day she saw an angel on the street corner.
"Don't tell me that a Sea Goat can't get along with a Crab. I'm a Cancer--an emotional moon child--and I've been married to a Capricorn long enough to know their horns are harmless." ~ Colleen
Colleen Markley was recently named ERMA BOMBECK WRITERS' WORKSHOP HUMOR WRITER OF THE MONTH. Her path went through the hallowed studios of Jim Henson Pictures and Thirteen/WNET. Colleen's award-winning essay "Unflappably Calm, Occasionally Furious, Ready and Willing to Hide the Bodies," was just published in October 2021 in the anthology SISTERS! BONDED BY LOVE AND LAUGHTER.
"As a Capricorn, I'll be the first to admit that we're very goal oriented, so let's start the New Year with a healthy one: Eating pancakes. Yes! My delicious and easy recipe is packed with fiber and protein to help lower cholesterol." ~ Candy
Candy Lesher is Vice-President of Les Dame d'Escoffier's Phoenix (AZ) Chapter. She's a talented chef and Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame inductee. Candy kicked Stage III cancer ... Lifestyle, not diet, is her key.
"Hope is not a strategy. More than talent and desire, most entrepreneurs need a great coach in their corner. How do you know if you're one of them?" ~ Jodi
Jodi is a serial entrepreneur, author, and coach. Guiding startup founders on leadership and accountability, she is especially interested in the different ways introverts lead and run their businesses. And, how to turn introversion into a superpower. Jodi has mastered the art of thriving with her own neurodiversity, ADHD, dyslexia, and verbal processing delays.
"This music video embodies beauty and a desire we all have to love and be loved." ~ Heather
Heather Evonne is a writer and producer who celebrates peace, love, and music in an eclectic musical journey featuring artists from across America. She also runs a non-profit enrichment and education organization focused on community growth, arts, and outreach.
"Like any good clockmaker, Capricorns are dependable, loyal, and always keeping time." ~ Adam
Adam Krug is a Merit and Faculty Scholar studying animation at California College of the Arts (CCA). "The Clockmaker" is an Isabella Perego and Adam Krug production. (Perego is a CCA graduate and professional puppeteer.)
In a fictional look into how this month's zodiac handles the ups and downs of romance, a mortal man born under the Capricorn sign seeks council from the mythical sea goat himself.
L.J. Longo is an award-winning romance author, queer geek, and feminist exploring the literary landscape of magical realism, weird sci-fi/fantasy, and very implausible creative non-fiction. Her romance story "Mia Vita," about a ghost and a dying woman appeared in the debut issue of MONOLOGGING. Longo's story "Freeing the Witch" was a Reader's Choice nominee at Evernight Publishing.
Going With The Flow is easier when you allow music to come into your soul and bring up memories waiting to remind you, or inspire you with the power of unforgettable lyrics and timeless melodies. Each issue features a YouTube PLAYLIST centered around the current content.
COMING IN THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: We explore the water bearer, AQUARIUS. We are entering the age of harmony and understanding. Join us!
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