Into the Dark: Winter Solstice & New Moon in Capricorn

Dear Creative Soul, When I sat down in my shamanic New Moon Circle to honour and celebrate the upcoming Winter Solstice and New Moon in Capricorn this is what I channeled:

Oh Winter, Cailleach, Ancient Crone, Dark Night, I listen to your Silence and I hear the cauldron bubble and the owl hoot. It's time now to go within, to the dark, dark place where death and ice dance our name. Beneath the earth we enter Her barrow, Her cave at sunrise, Solstice morn. First light we see touches our third eye through this opening: the Light...the Light...she does return and within her, Hope and Dreams and Seeds are planted. It is the New Moon in Capricorn so let us plant these seeds, these dreams and tend Her garden for we are called...YOU are called...the wheel turns and we reply:

I AM Goddess I AM God I AM the Light I AM the Dark I AM holding Circle Blessed Be

Demon by Kathy Crabbe (Creative Soul 'Lefty' Oracle Card)
Demon by Kathy Crabbe (Creative Soul 'Lefty' Oracle Card)

Creative Soul Card for the New Moon & Winter Solstice: Demon

Affirmation: Into the dark you go: be guided, be brave, let go.

The lore is ancient when She was venerated and He was equal to the task. Blessed Be the Balance is shifting now ~ can you feel it? Describe. Take a moment of silence, meditation, contemplation then journal and discuss.

My Winter Solstice Vision As for me: I feel at peace; calm, quiet, centered.  The darkness is velvety. I am surrounded by my guides, totems and star beings. I lie down and they bless me as my third eye tingles. The Hag, the Cailleach and I peer into her cauldron and I get in ~ to die and be reborn. I wait for the perfect moment; the moment of Solstice, to be born as light returns. I scream then I sleep; a new day has come.

Intention Setting for the New Moon Let go into darkness and as you are re-born and the Sun returns, it's time now to set your intentions for the moonth ahead. Don't forget to journal too!

Capricorn New Moon Circle Altar Suggestions from my Goddess Zodiac Playbook

  • Color: black, brown, dark grey, slate blue
  • Gemstone: jet, onyx
  • Plant/Tree: amaranthus, birch, elm, ivy, pine, poplar, willow
  • Herb/Spice: comfrey, hemlock, hemp, henbane
  • Food: barley, beet, malt, meat, potato, spinach, starchy foods
  • Animal Spirit: goat (with a fish tail), snow goose
  • Tarot Card: devil
  • Goddess: all crones, Anatu, Cailleach, Dam-Kina, Kuan Yin, Tiamat


Moon Circles & Classes

  • Catch the latest updates online at Meetup: Moon-Circles
  • 3rd Fridays New Moon Circle ~ 6:30-7:30 pm ~ Yoga For Life Temecula, CA ~ (luv donation)
  • 3rd Sundays New Moon Creativity Class ~ 1-4pm ~ Inspire San Diego Studio
  • Jan. 31, 2015 Full Moon Circle ~ 1-2pm, Oasis Community Center, 27906 Panoramic Dr., Menifee
  • Mount San Jacinto College, Menifee Campus ~ Intro on Feb. 7 (Sat), 2015 from 10am-11pm and 4 week Class from February 28 – March 21 (Sat) from 10am-1pm

In-Person or by Phone Soul Readings/Past Life Readings/Astrology

  • Thursdays at Gypsy Luv, 844 E. Mission Blvd, Pomona NEW
  • Monthly Psychic Fairs at Owl's Lantern, Fullerton
  • Feb. 6 Psychic Fair ~ 7-10pm, American Legion Hall, 814 W. Colton Ave, Redlands
  • By phone
The Night Speaks by Kathy Crabbe
The Night Speaks by Kathy Crabbe

Art Exhibits

  • Dec-Jan 2014-15 ~ Girl in the Curl, Dana Point ~ original mermaid silk paintings in hand painted frames
  • Jan 27, 2015 evening ~ Crush & Brew Artist Showcase, Temecula ~ I'll be bringing my Moon Goddess art & cards and all sorts of illustrated books, zines & poetry
  • April 3, 2015 evening, Art Off The Walls, Truax Bldg., Temecula ~ I'll be bringing my Moon Goddess art & cards

Find Kathy’s Artat These Shops Chakra Shack * Laguna Beach Karma Boutique * San Diego Girl in the Curl * San ClementeNEWMermaids * CarlsbadMermaids * San Clemente NEWThe Cat House * Calgary

Moon Circles Meetup The best spot to rsvp for my classes and eventsplus connect with others of like mind in the Southern California area.

Moon Circle Group on Facebook This is a public group on Facebook for those of like-mind.

Where's the New Moon? Capricorn New Moon ~ Dec. 21, 5:36 pm PST



Sparkly Blessings, Kathy Crabbe

ABOUT KATHYCRABBE Kathy Crabbe inspires soul-seekers to discover their innate gifts and talents through intuitive, creative expression in safe, relaxed and playful environments. She has been an artist forever and a Creative Soul Guide since awakening her own intuitive gifts at age forty. She channels New & Full Moon readings every month on her blog at ~ Learn more here.

The Journey Within ~ New Moon in Scorpio

Dear Creative Souls, It's the New Moon in Scorpio PLUS a solar eclipse this Thursday, October 23rd and time again for a Creative Soul Challenge and Creative Soul Card from my very own deck. It's also time to set your intentions for the month ahead. I will also be sharing a Creative Soul Body Challenge in my Facebook group, the Creative Soul Circle where membership is free.

If you like what you see in this article then you will love my Creative Soul Class which will be starting in Nov/Dec, 2014 in Riverside County, California in several locations to be announced soon and also online at the Wise Woman University in 2015.

Ande was ready for any adventure by Kathy Crabbe

Creative Soul Card: Ande was ready for any adventure

Affirmation: I adventure within on a journey of soul.

We are going deep within for healing at this new moon to visit the small, scared child within as we go back to a time when tears were held in or released.

We journey.

And we journey.

Until our small, naked self appears and we cry out our own name. We reach for our child self and we hug her or him close allowing the warmth of our touch and our hearts to melt our fears and to release their grip on us, washing everything clean.

We allow our child self to reside in us where she/he will be safe and protected forever.

Creative Soul Challenge

Who did this to you? Who caused you grief and trauma and hurt as a child? And can you go back in history to see this pattern repeating itself through the generations?

malachite sphereMalachite's Healing Song

Bless me Mother

Bless me Father

For I am whole and holy

and perfect just as I am.

My healing comes in leaps and bounds

and I am open yet vulnerable

to life's travails.

So I ask for Your protection

and Guidance on this long road

called Life.

And I ask for Your Blessings

as I sing Your song:

I am but a bee

in the flower

in your garden,

where bliss

resides in me

around me

around us all.

Blessed Be

Creative Soul Suggestions from my Goddess Zodiac Playbook

  • Color: blood red, maroon
  • Gemstone: malachite, opal, topaz
  • Plant/Tree: blackthorn, geranium, honeysuckle, thistle
  • Herb/Spice: catmint, witch hazel, wormwood
  • Food: onion, strong tasting foods
  • Animal Spirit: beetles, eagle, insects, phoenix, scorpion, snake
  • Tarot Card: death
  • Goddesses: Brigid, Hecate, Morgan, Selkhet

Where's that Moon?

New Moon in Scorpio: Oct. 23 at 2:57 pm PDT

Partial Solar Eclipse: Oct. 23 at 2:46 pm PDT (eclipse visible from the North Pacific and North America)

If you like what you see here please consider taking my upcoming Creative Soul Class which will meet online and in-person at the New and Full Moon.

Purchase my Goddess Zodiac ebook here.

Purchase Creative Soul Cards and Prints here.

author boxABOUT KATHY I am a Canadian born, self taught intuitive artist, writer, teacher and creative soul guide currently living and working in a desert valley of Southern California surrounded by ancient oaks and an elfin forest. We live on 5 acres in a home created by my husband that we share with our dog and cat muses, Abby and Spartacus. I’ve been drawing since age two and offering creative soul guidance since 2008. I teach a class called Awaken Your Creative Soul which is accompanied by my Creative Soul Deck.

Artists Around the World Blog-Hop

I am honoured to participate in this blog hop featuring artists around the world. I was invited by talented artist and intuitive reader Adrienne Vita along with the illustrator Marta Berk to participate. Why do I create what I do?

I never know exactly what it is I'm about to create next actually. I let spirit guide me and am often surprised by what comes out, but this is all part of the creative process, non? I do know that whatever I create is exactly what i need at that moment to grow my creative soul.

kathy crabbe creative soul reading

How does my creative process work?

My creative work anchors me to the Divine and is often exactly what i need to help guide me along my path emotionally and intuitively.

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

Which work? I have so many different styles: cartooney...abstract...detailed realism...whimsical children's book illustration style...etc.

LuLu in Laguna art prints by Kathy Crabbe

Trois Soeurs by Kathy Crabbe

bring you back (FARMGIRL) by Kathy Crabbe

For Per by Kathy Crabbe (48x48 inches)

What am I presently working on?

Currently I'm developing a new class called "Awaken Your Creative Soul"; a creative, spiritual class where students create affirmation cards using their non dominant hand along with moon collages! I find that developing a class and teaching is an incredibly rich and satisfying experience creatively. I also continue to create more 'lefty' drawings combined with collaged words/phrases that may end up being published in upcoming Creative Soul decks that I hope to put out every year. I also channel healing songs, affirmations and Creative Soul Challenges and Body Movement exercises every New and Full Moon to accompany a Creative Soul Card chosen specifically for that Moon and shared with my class.

Inspiration counts by Kathy Crabbe

Who inspires me to create?

The Divine spark within. Two blogs or artists that inspire me:

Francesco Clemente: Inspired by India ~ his latest exhibit at the Rubin Museum.

francesco clemente

An inspiring quote:

When in doubt, twirl!" (by modern dance pioneer Ted Shawn).

Up next

I recently discovered the beautiful green goddess inspired photography and jewelry of Astara Lak'ech and would like to invite everyone to hop on over to Astara's Sacred Spirit of Gaia blog as we continue on with the worldwide artist blog-hop ~ enjoy and please support artists everywhere!