Full Moon in Sagittarius May 21

This Beauty is killing me by Kathy Crabbe

This Beauty is killing me Story by Kathy Crabbe

When I think of Sagittarius Moon I think of bluntness, honesty and truth. This painting is from my Lefty Oracle Deck.

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To see a video of This Beauty with me reading her story click here.

Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul eClass starting soon!

Guided by Mama Moon we’ll create moon collages, a moon journal, sacred space, meditate and meet our spirit guides…I’ve offered this 4 week class since 2010 at Susun Weed’s Wise Woman University and many students just luv to return. More info here.

Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul eClass by Kathy Crabbe

 

 

Taurus New Moon: Living Your Passion

Dear Intuitive Soul,

Do you know that feeling that says to you, ‘this is what I was MEANT to do; this is WHY I’m here on Earth’. Well, that’s the energy we are going to work with this month. Take some time at this New Moon to ask yourself what that means in YOUR life and sink into how that feels. If you’re truly brave, then photograph or paint/draw that feeling or a photo of you doing your passion and share it online with the hastage #livingmypassion.

Taurus New Moon Challenge

New Moon in Taurus #livingmypassion by Kathy Crabbe

New Moon in Taurus #livingmypassion by Kathy Crabbe

Here’s my response to this month’s challenge; in this pic I’m channeling today’s blog post at my altar freshly decorated for the New Moon.

Lefty Oracle Card for the New Moon

Sadie secret frog frolicker by Kathy Crabbe

Sadie secret frog frolicker by Kathy Crabbe (from the Lefty Oracle Deck)

Click here to purchase a hand signed print of Sadie.

Wanna be in the Lefty Spotlight?

Here’s how…it’s SIMPLE! Give non dominant hand drawing a try and let me know how it goes. Send me a photo of your drawing and your story plus a wee bio and a pic of you and I’ll feature you in the Lefty Spotlight.

Click here for this month’s Lefty Spotlight on Free Spirit Janene

“So, I’ve been in this major creative funk as of late~ after roaming around the internet I was inspired by Kathy Crabbe and her use of her non dominant hand Lefty Drawings. I sat down and gave it a try myself and wow! I never realized I could draw with my left hand too!!! The image below (see link above) I drew and painted myself with my left hand~ I sent Kathy a note of thanks for the inspiration and she chose to spotlight it in her blog! Thanks new friend for helping me out of that slump ~ hugs” ~ Janene

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I’m interviewed by The Essential Herbal Magazine

Molly: This interview was absolutely wonderful. I was able to sit in Mom’s kitchen on a warm sunny day and have a blast talking to Kathy about pretty much everything. As a natural lefty I find that my handwriting and drawing is already well, unique let’s say. I usually find myself cursing my hand or asking others if they can read my southpaw. Listening to Kathy discuss her lefty work, however, has given me more respect for my own appendages and makes me appreciate the work that I am able to accomplish with my seemingly wrong hand. Kathy has a wonderful way of seeing the possibilities as a whole and can create beautiful work based on nature and myth that is somehow playful and powerful all at once.

  1. How did you find confidence in your lefty artwork? Did you feel frustration when you started?

Kathy Crabbe began using her non-dominant hand almost twenty years ago when she felt artistically blocked. She had no idea it would have such a profound impact on her artwork but was thrilled to see the results. In the interview Kathy explained it helped her “slow down” and truly appreciate the creative process. She went on to explain that later on she learned that this is an art therapy technique called bi-lateral hand drawing that helps people slow down, calm themselves, and feel grounded.  Slowing down is a major challenge for this jump-on-in Aries Rising, but she found that by slowing down it, “helped balance everything out a little bit.”

Based upon Kathy’s experience using her left hand she was able to make an entire oracle deck based on her lefty characters that help people become more intuitive and work through issues. She says the most difficult part is actually printing with her left hand, but cannot deny the fact that this deck has helped others and herself.

Read the entire interview here.

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Kathy Crabbe

Kathy CrabbeAbout Kathy: Kathy Crabbe has been an artist forever and a soul reader since awakening her intuitive gifts at age forty after five years painting with her non dominant left hand. This awoke her intuition in a big way. In 2008 she created a Lefty Oracle deck and started giving intuitive soul readings that have touched many lives in profound and playful ways. Kathy lives in sunny Southern California with her pet muses and architect husband in an adobe home they built themselves.

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Lefty Spotlight on Free Spirit Janene

Janene Christman Bio PicI made a new friend on Facebook the other day and her name is Janene. She told me that my lefty art had popped up on her computer screen three times in one day – kismet! So we met and she told me she’d really keyed into the left handed aspect of my work. It inspired her to give it a try too and she loved it!

Janene had been struggling with some tough emotions and creative blocks along with the chaos of too much going on and was just now getting back into art-making. At age fifty, she was finally making time for herself and for her art. Janene had recently discovered zentangling and was drawing a lot of faces but was frustrated at her lack of perfection.

Janene has drawn her whole life; it was her main outlet when, as a child she endured many surgeries.. As she grew up she pretty much dropped art-making until having children. That’s when the urge to create really left her. She was creating a whole new kind of art now.

“Its time,” Janene said “to get back into art-making. What a gift, it was like I never realized I could use my left hand. It was like having a new toy. I’d been trying to open my mind in different ways to help myself out of a slight depression and get my true self back again and this helped!”

Non dominant hand drawing allowed Janene to slow down. She discovered that her frustration over being perfect stopped too. Here’s what Janene painted…wow! She hopes to give it another try soon and I sure hope she does too.

About Janene Christman: Janene is a positive minded, loving, free thinker whose never-ending pursuit of creative living has lead her into loads of chaotic messes and good times often ending in a much needed nap.

Janen's Painting

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Interview with Kathy Crabbe, Creator of the Lefty Oracle Deck

Lefty Oracle Deck by Kathy Crabbe

Lefty Oracle Deck by Kathy Crabbe

An Interview with The Essential Herbal Magazine by Molly Sams

This interview was absolutely wonderful. I was able to sit in Mom’s kitchen on a warm sunny day and have a blast talking to Kathy about pretty much everything. As a natural lefty I find that my handwriting and drawing is already well, unique let’s say. I usually find myself cursing my hand or asking others if they can read my southpaw. Listening to Kathy discuss her lefty work, however, has given me more respect for my own appendages and makes me appreciate the work that I am able to accomplish with my seemingly wrong hand. Kathy has a wonderful way of seeing the possibilities as a whole and can create beautiful work based on nature and myth that is somehow playful and powerful all at once.

  1. How did you find confidence in your lefty artwork? Did you feel frustration when you started?

Kathy Crabbe began using her non-dominant hand almost twenty years ago when she felt artistically blocked. She had no idea it would have such a profound impact on her artwork but was thrilled to see the results. In the interview Kathy explained it helped her “slow down” and truly appreciate the creative process. She went on to explain that later on she learned that this is an art therapy technique called bi-lateral hand drawing that helps people slow down, calm themselves, and feel grounded.  Slowing down is a major challenge for this jump-on-in Aries Rising, but she found that by slowing down it, “helped balance everything out a little bit.”

Based upon Kathy’s experience using her left hand she was able to make an entire oracle deck based on her lefty characters that help people become more intuitive and work through issues. She says the most difficult part is actually printing with her left hand, but cannot deny the fact that this deck has helped others and herself.

Lefty Oracle Cards by Kathy Crabbe

  1. How have you changed as an artist over the 16 years you’ve been drawing with your left hand?

Kathy’s intuition has improved while working with her left hand and it has helped develop the non-dominant side of her brain. Kathy was also amazed by how well her soul readings developed after using her left hand. Before 2007 she had not done readings professionally. When she began working with her left hand she was able to build confidence to work on readings all over the world. While she does enjoy working with people in person Kathy began offering soul readings on Etsy and actually prefers remote reading because there is no other outside influence other than “just about the questions” received from clients.

  1. Do you every go back to your dominant hand (for personal work or other reasons)?

Kathy always uses her dominant hand when doing more practical stuff (bills, errands, etc.) and for writing her soul readings which flow quickly. At the moment Kathy is focusing on Project 52 for the Riverside Art Museum which will culminate in a mini exhibit  of all 52 originals from her lefty oracle deck.

Lefty Oracle Deck Spread by Kathy Crabbe

Lefty Oracle Deck Spread by Kathy Crabbe

4. How do you feel creating the oracle art and writing has helped you progress in your artistic dreams and/or aspirations?

“It’s helped me be brave and get into all kinds of adventures.”

One example that displays Kathy’s bravery is when Kathy brought  life-sized leftys to Hollywood for Women’s Day with activist and singer Michelle Shocked (her personal hero). Since then Kathy has started a writer’s group and zines with her lefty characters. With these characters Kathy has even made performance art and has created a community.

These lefty characters have “pushed me to try something new,” Kathy said.  She continues to work with her lefty art to make it more interactive and well, fun!

5. Does the landscape around you inspire you? If so, how?

Kathy keeps grounded and attuned with nature enhanced by her studies and training in Celtic Faerie Shamanism with mentor Francesca De Grandis. Kathy believes everything is grounded in nature and this has been a constant muse for every theme in her artwork as well as her intuitive work.

Kathy CrabbeKathy lives in sunny southern California secluded off a dirt road surrounded by the beauty of nature. She is still focusing on her oracle or lefty art and loves working with groups using her lefty deck. If you would like to contact Kathy for a soul reading or her artwork here is her link: http://www.kathycrabbe.com/

As Kathy says, Sparkly Blessings!

This article was written by Molly Sams,
Social Media Coordinator at The Essential Herbal magazineessentialherbal.com

Scorpio Full Moon: how to dance to the beat of your inner heart drum

Dear Intuitive Soul,

I want to have a conversation about Spring and feeling good and empowerment. On April 21 at we celebrate the Full Moon in Scorpio and we dance to the beat of our deep inner heart drum in the quiet of a shared second. In the distance life goes on, but we are still in that moment charging our inner space with deep breaths, allowing our will to be set aside. It is from this place that I greet you today and welcome you home to yourself.

Cathann doin' the somnambulist twist by Kathy Crabbe (Lefty Oracle Card)

Cathann doin’ the somnambulist twist by Kathy Crabbe (Lefty Oracle Print)

Full Moon Lefty Oracle Card: “Cathann, doin’ the somnambulist twist”

As many of you know I’m going to be self publishing a Lefty Oracle Deck after eight years of using this deck for giving Soul Readings as well as in Moon Circles and classes offered at the Wise Woman University, Mt. San Jacinto College, Yoga For Life, Gypsy Luv and Inspire San Diego Studio.

What I’m working on now and what has stymied me for the past sixteen years is the writing to accompany the Leftys. Well, it’s flowing now with the help of several of my dearest friends who just happen to be amazing writers. The Lefty Oracle Guidebook is finally coming together.

This month’s Lefty Story comes with each hand signed Print and is available in my Etsy Shop.

Cathann’s Story:

I dream because I am.
And in this moment I am free.
I birth myself by the light of the night as Freedom dances me round and round.
Oh Mama, Moon Mama I answer your call with a twist of hip and a shake of thigh.
Born anew I breathe in YOU.

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Full Moon in Scorpio Altar by Kathy Crabbe

Full Moon in Scorpio Altar by Kathy Crabbe 2016

Build a Scorpio Altar*

Scorpio altar tips, affirmations, and suggestions for making the most of this watery and intense time will also be included in the Lefty Oracle Guidebook…here is a wee sampling.

  • Scorpio the Scorpion, Phoenix & Eagle
  • Time of Year – October 21 – November 21
  • Quality – Fixed
  • Element – Water
  • Planetary Ruler – Pluto
  • Anatomy – Sex organs
  • Natural Sign of – 8th House
  • Color – Blood red, maroon
  • Gemstone – Malachite, opal, topaz
  • Tarot Card – Death
  • Goddesses – Brigid, Hecate, Morgan, Selkhet

Scorpio Affirmations

  • I am motivated, resourceful and determined
  • I risk honesty
  • I transcend earthly concerns and soar to new heights
  • I am magnetic and mysterious
  • I am Phoenix Rising
  • I have no fear of death

Can You Feel It?

  • – Seek spiritual catharsis through sexuality
  • – Feel and sense the power of deep magick within you
  • – Feel burning desire in the heat of passion
  • – Focus on the goal as you rebirth yourself every day
  • – Relax into the warmth of the crone’s cave
  • – Live life to the fullest

*Excerpted from my upcoming Lefty Oracle Deck & Guidebook

NEWS

I want to share with you several lovely comments I recently received about my readings. I am indeed blessed to have such wonderful clients and to be able to do the work I do; in service to the Divine and to you

RF, Attorney ~ St. Louis, MO (2016):I am totally satisfied and plan on using all this information to better understand my life and improve those areas which need it… God bless you again for your awesome efforts in compiling this information and the help you give others through your gifts! I appreciate your hard work and professionalism and will definitely contact you again in the future.

L.L. (2016): I read my reading several times and it does resonate deeply with how I feel and think about things. The reading is exactly what I needed to hear. Thanks!

My Art is Being Published!

I’m very happy to announce that my artwork and illustrations will soon be appearing in these hard copy publications:

Witches & Pagans Magazine, Issue 32, May 2016 – Website – This is the only hard copy magazine of it’s kind and I was honoured to illustrate an article in the upcoming issue.

Creative Cronies Moon Calendar and Moon Diary 2017 (New Zealand) – Website – My art was a part of the Moon Diary last year but I was thrilled to be accepted into both publications this year and with a lefty painting too!

Garland of the Goddess: Tales and Poems of the Divine Feminine, published by Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2016 – Website – One of my Lefty Paintings was chosen.

New website in the works!
After dealing with a WordPress.org site for many years I’ve decided to give the e-commerce platform Squarespace a try and in doing so I’ll be able to offer you all my oracle art AND readings in one place. This should make life easier for all of us!

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Kathy Crabbe

Kathy Crabbe Bio PicAbout Kathy: Kathy Crabbe has been an artist forever and a soul reader since awakening her intuitive gifts at age forty after five years painting with her non dominant left hand. This awoke her intuition in a big way. In 2008 she created a Lefty Oracle deck and started giving intuitive soul readings that have touched many lives in profound and playful ways. Kathy lives in sunny Southern California with her pet muses and architect husband in an adobe home they built themselves.

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