Category Archives: Guest Blogger

Reading tea leaves during National Hot Tea Month

tealeavesLet’s have some fun. Marie Knight is a guest blogger who’s sharing her reading of tea leaves for Suffrage Wagon during our celebration of National Hot Tea Month. Here’s what the tea leaves said:

“Before I even began your tea leaf reading, I kept getting a message that February will be a big month for you.  I have a very strong feeling One Billion Rising can be significant. Then I did your reading, and it confirmed this for me. I saw a flock of birds flying towards the handle. This is a sign that good fortune is coming your way, but in a manner that affects groups of people. Get involved with One Billion Rising or host your own local event which was also in the cup. (See the SWNC link.)

“A book is the second symbol that shows strongly in your reading. Have you been thinking about writing a book? Perhaps you should. As for the subject, I believe this has to do with the third symbol –a hand-held mirror. Your book should take a look into your own family for the subject, perhaps a view of the world today from Grandmother Edna’s perspective or a historical view of her own life.

“My sister Lynn is a better channeler than I am. Together we spoke to your grandmother. She said that young women are still under the same societal pressures to conform. Look at the role models they are given and these girls believe they are imperfect because of them. Unreasonable goals to be thin, to be ‘loose acting,’ and to be dim witted. Someone has to be there to show them the way. “Something else that came to my sister was an overwhelming sense of pride that Edna’s own family is continuing in her path.  The sensation was so strong that my sister Lynn was overwhelmed and brought to tears. Your grandmother is so proud of you for continuing the work.”

Thank you, Marie. She can be contacted directly for readings: LINK. January is National Hot Tea Month. Celebrate with special features on Suffrage Wagon News Channel.

NEXT TIME: Part II of Ken Florey’s article on suffrage tea memorabilia.


Susie Gardner on “Women Rising”


“Women Rising” by Susie Gardner

A happy, healthy, peaceful, prosperous world needs the best of both male and female energies, in balance, in collaboration.

This requires individual men and women to hold this balance within themselves. Typically, men are gifted with stronger male attributes, supported by the feminine. Women are gifted with stronger female attributes, supported by the masculine.

Our world today is way out of balance. We see it everywhere –in bodies, in families, in bank statements, in governments, in institutions.

This planet, this existence, is crying out for our highest feminine power to be more in evidence, more influential, at every level. Listening, reaching out, understanding, acceptance, contemplation, finding common ground, intuition, creativity, linking, cherishing, making beautiful, nourishing, encouraging, following the heart rather than existing knowledge and structure. These are all treasures of the feminine principle.

Women today can make a huge contribution to the world by going deep within themselves and calling forth their own unique expression of this power. This both strengthens their masculine aspects (action, leadership, standing firm when meeting internal and external opposition), and assists men in developing their feminine sensibilities.

We will all benefit from “women rising,” taking their rightful, essential place in this grand cooperation we call life.

In doing so we also honor the deep courageous lineage of visionary men and women who, throughout history, have sough to harmonize male and female energies –in themselves and in society.

Now is the time for the best of both to flower in all of us.

Rise up women. You may be amazed at who you can be, and what fun can be had by embracing the full range of who you truly are. Enjoy!

Susie Gardner is newly arrived in Santa Fe, NM from the UK to write a book about the rise of the feminine principle, as told through a fairy tale, for adults as much as children. Susie writes, sings, plays the gong, and focuses on the prospect of heaven come to earth and living the reality of it to the best of her ability.

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