Full Moon in Aries Art Update + Oct. Cat GIVEAWAY!

Since it is the Full Moon in Aries and Aries just LOVES to start something new I'm super excited to tell you about a new project I'm working on so that you can be in the loop from the beginning and perhaps even get inspired to try it out for yourself.

A shamanic classmate of mine invited me to join Patreon recently to help her and her partner get their new fantasy inspired graphic novel off the ground. Patreon is an ongoing crowd-sourced funding platform that allows supporters or Patrons to donate anywhere from $1 and up monthly in exchange for awesome goodies such as: digital downloads, tutorials, q & a sessions, original art, prints, private calls, online group sessions or hangouts, glimpses behind the scene, input opportunities, studio visits, etc. - the sky's the limit. This kind of ongoing support allows the creator to fund their project(s) and expand upon it based upon pre-determined outcomes and goals.

So, this past weekend as I was pulling some oracle cards I determined that Patreon could very well work for a new zine (illustrated book) subscription service I'm working on featuring monthly collections of my art and writing. The first issue would be titled "If Your Spirit Animal Could Speak" (Subtitle: "Plus Charms To Help Find Them"). If you're interested, KEWL - email me! At this stage I'm just gaging interest levels.

Here are the latest originals from the Spirit Animal Series which are for sale in my shop or by clicking the images below.

More News
My watercolor "Trois Soeurs" (3 Sisters) was recently published in the Creative Cronies 2016 Moon Calendar and is now available in my shop.

HUGE Cat Print Sale + FREE Shipping
These are the last of my silk art cat prints which were all painted in Laguna Beach, California. Once they're gone they're gone! You can find all 19 designs in my Etsy Shop in 3 sizes.

October Cat Silk Art Print GIVEAWAY!
Sign up here to be entered in a raffle for October Cat, an 8.5 x 11 print of a silk painting. If you're interested in purchasing this print it also comes in 2 other sizes with mats here in my Etsy Shop.

Oracle Deck Update
I'm still working hard on finishing my Lefty Oracle Deck and am shooting to have the Deck and Guidebook written and the images finished and ready for proofing by the end of October. For more info please check out my Lefty Deck page or my Instagram for daily pix.

Soul Readings: To purchase a soul reading, past life reading, astrology report or ancestor reading please click here.

Sparkly Blessings!
Kathy Crabbe

About Kathy Crabbe

Kathy Crabbe has been an artist and writer 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-style home they built themselves.

Daily Stuff:

My Watercolor Trois Soeurs Appears in the NZ 2016 Moon Calendar

My painting "Trois Soeurs" (Three Sisters) appears in the 2016 Moon Calendar along with 5 other paintings. I also have several other paintings featured in the 2015 Calendar - woohoo!

This is a New Zealand publication by the Creative Cronies, 2 of whom (Arafelle & Minerva) live on cooperatively owned land in the far North and offer astrological services, the 3rd, Robyn administrates and distributes the calendar and is celebrating their 35th year of production.

In their own words: "We feel it is a gift from the Goddess and our privilege to have an avenue to present some understanding and astrological guidance in these tumultuous and transformative times. For us, important anchors now are our friends, our families and our communities. Art, music and meditation are our soul food, helping us to experience the new energies coming in and to evolve new ways of being".

Purchase Trois Soeurs Original here.


Libra New Moon 2016

I'm always hesitant to get too personal online although I know it's the trend as it does suck folks in in a sort of soap opera way but that is just not me! I fear navel gazing and boring you with the intricacies of my own personal life and heck, it's MY personal life...nuff said.

I will share what the essence of Libra means for me though. It means the ability to adapt to any situation with grace and charm. It means having a sleeping bag and tent always at the ready in the trunk of the car in case of a good camping opportunity. It means making a party wherever you are instead of whining. So, in that spirit I introduce you to this month's New Moon oracle card from my upcoming Lefty Oracle Deck plus her/his accompanying affirmation and story-poem that will also appear in the guidebook for the deck.

To Dither or not to dither, that is the question

‘To dither or not to dither, 
that is the question.’ 
Or is it? 

Perhaps it’s the answer? 
Caught in the space in between -
the space where poetry grows
and fairies go - 
is where this question lies. 

Perhaps it’s a question
only my higher power can divine? 
Perhaps it’s not meant to be answered? 

Perhaps I shall just sit
and twiddle my thumbs
and dance my dance and call it a night. 

Perhaps in doing so
I am fulfilling my destiny after all.

Affirmation: I am fully present in the moment trusting fully that the way forward will become clear in the perfect time and perfect way.

To Dither is available as a print in my Shop.

Libra New Moon Altar Tips from my Zodiac Goddess Playbook

Libra – Scales of justice

Time of Year – Fall, Autumn Equinox,
September 23 - October 22
Quality – Cardinal
Element – Air
Ruler – Venus
Anatomy – Kidneys
Natural sign of – 7th house
Opposite sign – Aries
Color – Shades of blue, pale green, pink
Gemstone – Bloodstone, jade, jasper
Tarot card – Justice
Goddesses – Athene, Benzaitan, Maat, Minerva, Nemesis, Themis

Libra Affirmations

  • I focus on beauty, harmony and cooperation within my personal relationships
  • I am serene and at peace
  • Harmony fills my soul
  • I come alive to the rhythm of tribal beats through dance and movement
  • I see and understand every woman’s point of view
  • I see beauty all around me
  • My inner scales are in perfect balance

Delve Into Culture:

  • - Delve into culture: the arts, music, poetry
  • - Make time for social gatherings
  • - Be in love and be loving
  • - Handle conflict with fairness and equality
  • - Flood the mind with beauty
  • - Seek common ground with others
  • - Cultivate the refined, elegant and lofty dimensions of experience

Purchase my Goddess Zodiac Playbook here as an ebook.

My Lefty Oracle Deck Art Opening at Riverside Art Museum

Click here for tons of fun photos from the opening where I had folks pick a card from the deck and then come up with a pose inspired by the card...couples collaborated to come up with a small re-enactment of what the card meant to them and performed it in my booth as I snapped a pic. Folks also practiced drawing with their non dominant hand in the wee guidebook I provided.

New Moon 4 Print Winner is Mrs. K. Murdock

The Riverside Art Museum Winner of a Lefty Print & Card of Your Choice is: Jennifer Fisher

Jennifer posing as Lefty Oracle Card "Sexy Sunflower" at the Riverside Art Museum opening

Jennifer posing as Lefty Oracle Card "Sexy Sunflower" at the Riverside Art Museum opening

New Minis! Click here to shop!

Silk art Cat Prints BIG SALE + FREE SHIPPING! Click here to Shop

When these prints are gone they are gone! It's the last of my LuLu in Laguna silk art prints.

Lefty Oracle Deck Originals at Riverside Art Museum

I just finished exhibiting all 52 originals from my soon-to-be-published Lefty Oracle Deck at Riverside Art Museum. Here's a bunch of fun photos of folks trying out non-dominant hand drawing, being brave and getting up on stage to pose as a lefty...you'll find collaborating couples, moms and daughters, best friends, solo artists and more. Click here to read about my show in the Valley News.

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In the Lefty Spotlight: Virginia Breaks Through Creative Blocks

Virginia and I met through The 52 Project; a 52 week art journaling event hosted by the Riverside Art Museum. Virginia was intrigued by my non-dominant hand drawing and decided to give it a whirl and here's what happened!

Virginia: I am fairly new to the art world. I started out with a mixed media class at the Riverside Art museum and I got hooked. I started an art journal in September 2015. I found that sometimes I would create a background on a page but would be stuck beyond that. Recently I repainted a page several times because I did not like what was there and I felt blocked. Nothing creative was coming out. I finally thought about Kathy Crabbe’s lefty cards and something I had read describing how writing, scribbling or drawing with your non-dominant hand helps to get you going again when you are creatively blocked. I scribbled and wrote with my left hand on this page. It was like magic! As soon as I filled the page with my lefty scribbles I was able to create again. Thank you Kathy Crabbe!

About Virginia, Mixed Media Artist and Art Instructor

Virginia Godoy retired from her career as a Wastewater Chemist for the City of Riverside after 30 years of service. During her last year in service at the City of Riverside, she discovered a love for mixed media art after taking a class at the Riverside Art Museum.  Since that time, Ms Godoy has judged several art competitions and started a new career as an Art Instructor for the Riverside Art Museum’s Art-to-go program. Ms Godoy is currently teaching art with History and Science as well as Fine Arts to 5th and 6th graders in the Riverside Unified School District. Ms Godoy occasionally teaches youth and adult art classes at the Riverside Art Museum.

New Moon ART Giveaway - Sign Up Below to Win!

Bio Installment Number 1 - 2016

I've decided to update my bio ALOT and will be creating blog posts with current pix to document it so if you're curious you can go back and see whassup! This is my first one for 2016.

Just installed my Lefty Oracle Deck originals at the Riverside Art Museum!

Just installed my Lefty Oracle Deck originals at the Riverside Art Museum!

2016 First Bio Installment

Kathy: Writing bios is difficult because they feel so static and life is so fluid. I will be changing mine ALOT! Today is June 13, 2016 and I'm going to tell you about what's important for me right now and hopefully it will mean something to you too. I'm deeply immersed in shamanic studies via oral tradition with my mentor Francesca De Grandis. I'm devouring historical Celtic fantasy novels. I'm celebrating crone-dom after turning 50 last year and my, my, it's actually okay! I'm becoming more immersed in magic, and service and living my purpose. I'm still in love with my husband of 23 years. My pets are my dearest friends although my human friends are da best ever (with an Aquarius Moon in the 11th House, friends rule!) My sweet spot is when I'm at my cottage in Ontario, Canada on the water or better yet in a canoe on the water. I find that I'm enjoying writing more and even public speaking which is a small miracle in my mind.

How To Meditate

How to Relax and Meditate

Meditation is simple … really! It’s about letting go, relaxing the body, freeing the mind and releasing all worries (ahhh…) as you allow peace and love to gently flood your being.

Meditation can be practiced by just about anyone and involves muscle relaxation, focus on breathing and visualization techniques. It doesn’t have to be weighty or as serious! It’s really just another way to relax and release all your tensions and worries.

Meditation can help you quiet your mind and is one of the best techniques to improve your mood, sharpen your concentration and help you manage stress and even chronic pain.

I began my own meditation practice in 1991 when I joined a group in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada run by a lovely woman by the name of “Om” who had studied meditation with Sri Chinmoy. Meditating in a group can be a truly powerful experience and I recommend it highly, especially when you’re starting out!

Simple Meditation How-To

1. Find a space with few distractions. Close your eyes and relax your breathing. Focus on the physical sensation of your breath. Notice any tension or changes in your breathing. If your mind feels overwhelmed, return your attention to your breath: In. Out. In. Out.

Often your breathing will be shallow or irregular if you are feeling nervous or tense so spend a few minutes practicing and breathing slowly and steadily to restore a balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide to your body. You can also breathe in to a count of four and out for another count of four until you become relaxed. Make sure that you are comfortable and breathing gently without taking in big gulps of air.

2. Let your mind relax along with your muscles. If an emotion comes forward such as anxiety or anger, try not to attach to it, just let it float on by and disappear. In. Out. In. Out. You can also practice tensing and relaxing various muscle groups starting with your head and working your way down to your feet. Try tensing for five seconds and then relaxing for ten seconds. This is called progressive muscle relaxation and it can lead to deep levels of physical and mental relaxation.

3. Try visualizing scenes that are peaceful, calming, safe and. The more senses you can awaken, the more relaxing your meditation will be. For example, try imagining yourself walking down a tree lined path on a beautiful spring day, you can hear the birds tweet and you can see the light dancing through the trees and alighting in interesting patterns on your arm. Imagine that you can feel the cooling touch of a gentle spring breeze and smell the delicious scent of spring flowers in bloom.

Need more help? Here are two more meditations from my website:

A Quick Meditation Pick-Me-Up

How to Calm and Center (short and sweet!)

My Art is Featured in Witches & Pagans Magazine

Anne Niven, the editor of Witches & Pagans Magazine sends me articles to illustrate for her wonderful witchy magazine, but they must be in black and white! I decided to try out my new walnut ink instead which is a rich, lustrous, earthy brown and LOVED IT! Somehow it made the work more magickal and enchanted. Here is the illustration which was chosen for an article about the Olde English language. Expect to see more of my walnut ink illustrations in upcoming issues including Sage Woman which is also published by Anne and BBI Media.

The painting above is already sold but I also created this walnut ink painting for the same issue and it is still available.

Scincraeft - Original Painting

8.5x12 Original Painting
- Painted with walnut ink on 180 lb archival paper.
- Comes matted to size 11 x14 with an acid free off white mat
- Hand signed by Kathy.
- Includes artist bio & certificate of authenticity..

Scincraeft or wiccecraeft translates from the Old English to wise craft or shine craft. "English is a language whose roots stretch back deep into a very heathen past. English was born of heathens and is perfectly suited to expressing heathen concepts and world-view. The Gods are already there in the simple words of everyday life."  This is an excerpt from the article titled Heathen English by Ash Grimsbury that appeared in Witches & Pagans Magazine, Issue 32, July 2016. I was asked to illustrate this article by the editor Anne Niven and chose the magical word Scincraeft as my subject and inspiration although this illustration was not published.

Devotional Art for your home and hearth to inspire and bless your magical life by Kathy Crabbe.

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Past Life Reading for B.J. 2016

*Kindly shared with client permission. The Astrology part of this reading is not included below.

B.J.'s Testimonial: "Like many people, I've always felt I had other lives and, in fact,  have several vaguely in my "memory." When Kathy did a past lives reading for me, I was curious if what she saw was anywhere near what I felt. It was pretty uncanny that she saw some very similar things such as my past geographical  location, my work and my education. Though centuries earlier, I was very surprised that those lives have informed my present life in such a positive way. It was very uplifting and I enjoyed the experience tremendously." 

Purchase a Past Life Reading here

How a Past Life Reading Works: My preferred mode of intuitive reading is via distance. This allows me to focus on you, your spirit and your guides in a focused way clear of distractions. Your reading involves preparations such as meditation and yoga and I will often pull healing stones, runes and cards from my four self-designed and painted oracle card decks, but unlike a tarot reading I will not actually look at them until after your reading is finished. The cards, runes and healing stones are tools that will help you absorb your reading in practical ways and a resource list is provided at the end of your reading for further exploration.

A past life soul reading can help you gain a better understanding of who you are so that you can maximize your potential and natural abilities to the utmost of your ability. Real growth comes from understanding and transforming behavior patterns so that you can challenge yourself to develop in new and exciting ways based upon acknowledge of your past lives.

Please remember to look for the common threads in your reading so that you can benefit from lessons learned (or not learned) in past lives.  You are the final judge of what 'feels' right for you about this information, so go with your intuition first and foremost, because that is your best guide.

“We are the sum of all our activities throughout time, as well—the product of many lifetimes that are recorded as vibratory patterns of negative and positive expressions written on the skein of time and space. Through vibrations, we sow the seeds and reap the destinies of ourselves” ~ Edgar Cayce, Psychic

Past Life Reading for B.J.

Your Past Life Reading will take a look at two significant past lives based upon a psychic/soul reading of your past life energy.

Lifetime 1

The first thing I see in your reading is lots of green along with a fairy lady who appears and takes me by the hand saying "come".

In darkness you toil; planting hoping, wishing, envisioning Jack and the Magic Bean Stalk. Streams surround you and fish look upon you. You dream of living underwater and riding the fish like sea horses. Anything but here.

You are worn out as day breaks; face dirty as you stretch out for a nap.

Your farmer father appears, grim above you - blocking out the sun.

You know better than to make a sound as you are hauled to your feet and taken home. Surrounded by squalling brats you help out your mother; dreaming, dreaming of your get-a-way.

I see you later; hair strawberry golden blond and riding a bike.

Your name is Delia and this is Ireland in the 1850's - 1870's.

You escape to Dublin and scrub floors for a while looking with envy at the fine clothed gentlemen and smart ladies of learning with their small wire rimmed glasses.

You learn to read and save your money. It is a scrabbling, hard life but you have a head full of dreams and possibilities.

You catch a boat(?) to England (North Yorkshire) and take elocution lessons and turn yourself into a respectable lady.

You learn fast and work in a dress shop selling to fine ladies.

You study in your spare time and eventually head to London where you take some classes and continue to work in clothing stores; but this time in a large department store. Your smarts and efficiency propel you up the ladder to manager. Soon you have enough put away to study full time and you don university garb and dive in completely to this world.

As an older student you keep away from the shenanigans and pranks of your younger classmates and fall in love with a studious bespectacled young man studying philosophy and history.

The two of you move in together. You graduate, having studied a wide variety of subjects and take a senior executive position at another department store.

You have two children; a boy and a girl. Your son becomes a farmer and your daughter marries well and is creative (blacksmithing takes her fancy!)

Your life is refreshingly simple, straight-forward and undramatic; just how you like it.

Lefty Oracle Card Guidance - Delia Speaks to you in your present life: Gabriel & the Golden Bird

We would be best friends if we met now and have a mutual admiration party.

I have to ask: what are you seeking in this reading? Validation or the unexpected?

We are equally accomplished!

A Future Card (to see into your life now): Aquarius Goddess - Ix Chel

I sense your trip and as you know the Spanish culture surrounds you finding it's way into the chinks in your armor so to speak. Allow this to happen, allow your defenses to come down and your emotions out. THIS is strength; something you CAN do and that you have been given an opportunity to do - take it.

Aquarius teaches us about independence, detachment and individuality.
Ix Chel: Among the Maya of the Yucatan peninsula, this was the name of the snake-goddess of water and the moon, of childbirth and weaving.  This night-riding goddess spent her energies in nursing the women of earth through pregnancy and labor, taking special care of those who visited her sacred island of Cozumel.

Herbal Advice Along the Way: Columbine Fairy

I see sunshine, light, joy. A release. A bright penny - a symbol.

Make a Mojo Bag along the way; a collection of talismans to guide, protect and celebrate this journey. Bless them. Bless yourself. Bless the Divine.

Healing: Columbine also known as “lion’s herb,” is used to attract courage and true love or to retrieve a lost lover. 

Lifetimes Glimpsed But Not Explored:

  • Tall, Ichabod Crane type figure on a horse in a Wuthering Heights landscape
  • Hrossey (Norse) - a buxom blonde Viking Woman
  • Metal scraps fashioned into flowers

Lifetime 2

I see a little Indian boy who knew Siddhartha - a rag tag follower along his journey. He is you. You have very pale skin for an Indian.

The landscape is barren desert. You belong to a nomadic tribe located in the middle ground. You knew elephants, tigers, boas.

Now the landscape changes to the Middle East and you follow Christ.

Your devotion grows. You are a common man, dirt poor, tribal. A gypsy! I see bears.

But you are the quiet one; often left with the girls.

Your fingers crafty; working with rope and string - knots and weaving intricate labyrinths. You are a wise soul for a young boy.

Your name is Raja and your family are scrap collectors and sellers. But your heart sings to prayer rather than money.

So, you have this family, this lifestyle and join a convent, monastery, walled enclosure in India and sit motionless for days meditating and filled with deep peace. Your head filled with the sound of bells and prayer-song and devotion and doves. You are home.

You teach, you pray, you tend the gardens and die peacefully of old old age buried at the temple close to where you first encountered Siddhartha (South India, Lahore?)

At your funeral beautiful yellow flowers (like plumeria) rained down upon your body - your last wish-vision complete.

Raja Speaks to Your Present Self Now and Lefty Card: Jolene Missing the Embarrassment Gene

Selfish, self-less - a fine line we dance.

Your soul yearns for freedom; like the butterfly caught in a net (society).

You must fly free.
You must dance with the heavens.
You must know peace within.

You are blessed.
Teach this.
Spread this.

A Goddess Power Card to See Where More Strength Can Be Drawn Upon: Virgo Goddess

Going within - finding your way - the deep quiet and solace of a garden and a song, the music of devotion.

You walk the right path. Collect a song along the way and sing it as you walk.

Virgo is all about healing (quiet time), service and crafting (a song)
Virgo helps us turn inward to investigate the health of our bodies, minds and systems, deciding what seeds to harvest and what to compost. Virgo knows how to harvest great ideas and turn them into something useful and nourishing.

Stone Guidance: Tiger's Eye

Earthy, golden, simple pleasures.

Practice by creating a song for Tiger's Eye (wear it, hold it, carry it) so that on your upcoming walk you'll be tuned up and ready to create a journey-song.

About Tiger’s Eye: This stone carries the frequency of creation – of sunlight upon soil. This stone helps allow one to make choices based upon discernment, not judgement, in accordance with one’s higher guidance. It also helps create harmony as well as being a blood fortifier.
Affirmation: I act with confidence, clarity, balance, fairness, enthusiasm and strength.

To end your reading I surround you with love, healing and radiance.

Oracle Card Summary

  • Delia Speaks: Gabriel & the Golden Bird - We are golden.
  • Future Card: Aquarius Goddess-Ix Chel - Seeking breakthroughs.
  • Healing Card: Columbine Fairy - Gentleness.
  • Raja Speaks: Jolene missing the embarrassment gene - Don't fear the inevitable - be free.
  • Strength Card: Virgo Goddess - Service, healing, quiet time, crafting (a song).

Purchase a Past Life Reading here

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Full Moon in Capricorn Inspiration

Dear Intuitive Soul,

As many of you know I'm writing a Guidebook for my soon-to-be-published Lefty Oracle Deck and I'd like to share the card I chose for this Capricorn Full Moon - may it inspire your own Moon Magick this month.

Ulrica Could Handle Anything: When Ulrica appears in a soul reading It’s time to get serious, take charge and get ‘er done! Put on your action cap or your thinking cap or whatever cap you need to help you focus on what’s important. If you’re a woman this may mean accessing your animus or your inner male – the part of you that thinks in a linear, goal focused way. If you’re a man it’s time to tap into your inner male. Whether male or female take a moment to honour yourselfand recognize all you’ve achieved so far in your life.

In my own personal life I gain daily focus by writing a to-do list every morning after breakfast; a list that is actually do-able so that I can gain much needed satisfaction from checking things off my list.

MEGA HUGE Lefty Art Exhibit

I'll be exhibiting all 52 originals from myLefty Oracle Deck on August 4 - 7 along with 15 other artists who participated in The 52 Project; a part of Riverside Art Museum's "Art Make" - a group of creative people who found inspiration and motivation from one another while working on a 52-week, self-directed art journaling project. Here's a recent interview I gave on a feminist blog sharing some insights about my experience. If you feel inspired by The 52 Project and would like to make a donation to the Museum in my name to help keep this Project going please make your donation here.

More News

My New Moon Museletter and Full Moon Art Updates have now been combined because heck, who am I kidding that life and art and spirituality can be separated?!

In the Lefty Spotlight: Diane "Annie" Mathias - How Left Hand Writing Changed My Life: "I remember when the hand specialist spoke those dreaded words, "You won’t be able to use your right hand anymore." At first his words were foreign, spoken in a language I didn’t understand.   What?  What was the doctor saying? How could I, a writer and an artist, NOT use my right hand?Read the entire article here. *if you want to be featured in the Lefty Spotlight email me!

Kathy Crabbe

ps. As always If you are looking for soul guidance, past life insights or a deeper connection with your ancestors or spirit guides then I'm your gal. Click here for Soul Readings.

Kim Hafke's Past Life Reading Testimonial: "A mind-blowing experience of the best kind. I can definitely recommend Kathy to anyone who seeks an honest, heart-warming reading. I received information that she could not have known, information that touched my heart and soul. For this, I am deeply grateful. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, again. I'll definitely repurchase. And you should work with her too. What you'll get is worth so much more than any money."

About Kathy Crabbe

Kathy Crabbe has been an artist and writer 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.

Elsewhere Online & ya I've been posting ALOT of fun memory lane pix lately!