Libra Full Moon ~ awaken the kiss within

The Kiss by Kathy Crabbe Full Moon in Libra April 4, 2015, 5:05 am Pacific Time Total Lunar Eclipse: 5:01 am Pacific Time

This Full Moon let's dance in partnership with all our relations; not just loved ones, but everyone. Let's make all our interactions a dance. The style of dance is up to you...slow and steady, raucous and loud, fiery, sharp, jiggly, juicy...take your pick. What are YOU sharing with others right now, today, tomorrow, over the next coupla full moon days?

As for me, I'm debuting my Lefty Art (cards & prints) for the first time in a booth devoted solely to them - finally! It's only taken 15 years to work up the courage. Why so long?  Because I thought they were too weird and that the world wasn't ready for them yet, but after doing the exercise below I realized they are PERFECT and so perfectly imperfect; just like me and you and everyone else we there! It's taken me years to get over a feeling of 'not being good enough' but I'm getting there... I am. How?  By being myself and standing in my truth and by sharing my truth as I'm doing relegating $ anxiety to the wayside which is not easy at all and it's taken a long, long time, but things DO change; for that is something we CAN rely upon. Oh ya, and the other BIGGIE was that I just could not let go of my other work and by that I mean show off in equal measure, both online and at art shows my other styles of art work: the LuLu Series, the Divine Feminine Series, the Aliens, the Magical Folk Art and on an on, but I needed to FOCUS and not confuse folks with all these different styles and for me, the Leftys are IT; they are my heart and soul and they need my full attention and YOURS! This quote from the book, The Twelve Wild Swans sums things up:

Up until now, Rose has followed her call, her intuition, her river. Now she must simply let go and allow herself to be carried away. In any initiation, there comes a moment when the initiate must give over control. In any creative process, there comes a moment when the work takes over, the characters come alive and take on a will of their own.  In ritual, the true moments of ecstasy occur when we let the power move us. But for those moments to happen, the basket needs to be woven, the container needs to be strong. ~  The Twelve Wild Swans. by Starhawk and Hilary Valentine: Rituals, Exercises & Magical Training in the Reclaiming Tradition

Venus, (the Goddess of love and beauty) rules the sign of Libra and in my astrological birth chart She packs an extra wollop 'cause my Venus is in the sign of Libra AND in the 7th House (the Libra House) so I'm going to be sharing my beauty this Full Moon in the form of cards and prints displayed in a lovely, shabby chic booth. My two main props are oooold! The green desk was antique when my husband inherited it as a boy and it's where he did all his homework growing up. The chair was hand caned by his dad, several times actually. I didn't know that the Leftys would fit in with this particular style, but it all came together so organically after countless hours online spent researching booth and card rack designs at fab indie fairs like the Renegade and Crafty Wonderland.

To discover your own style, your brand, your dance, take time to go within during this Full Moon to find your quiet center. Then, look around you at your space; what objects are you in love with that are calling to you? Think about their colors, their feel, and any words that could describe them. Why are they so meaningful to you? Do this quickly while jotting things down in your Moon Journal.

Now, in 3 words sum up your personal style as depicted by all your fave objects surrounding you and make those words matter for they express you; your love, your heart, your soul.

My 3 words: Sweet, natural, earthy My 3 colors: yellow, purple, red Fave objects: a tiny handmade ceramic vase (cute, with swirly designs and a praying mantis), wildflowers, a letterpressed mermaid card, books

My Altar

Wild Cucumber

Lefty Display by Kathy Crabbe

Lefty Framed by Kathy Crabbe

Libra Moon Circle Altar Suggestions (from my Goddess Zodiac 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 Meditation

Forever beauty we dance and spin, Ride our chariot, harness the wind, Find divine balance within.

Divine Moon Muser by Kathy CrabbeCalling All Goddesses! My 4 week eClass "Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul" begins 1 week before the upcoming New Moon in Aries at the Wise Woman University...expect SiStar connections, moon collaging goodness, your own personal moon chart and lots of divine feminine fun! Learn more here.

  • Purchase a birth chart and 30 page report here.
  • Lefty Art is here.
  • Goddess Zodiac Playbook is here.

Lefty Art Debut: Friday, April 3 in Old Town Temecula at the Truax Bldg ~ First Friday Art Gathering with music, 15 artists, yummy food, 6-9 pm, RSVP here.

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About Kathy Crabbe

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

Originally from Kingston, Canada Kathy currently lives in the wine country of Temecula, California with her husband and pet muse: Abby the dog.

Kathy created a Lefty Deck for giving intuitive readings after spending  7 years painting  with her non-dominant left hand. Developing the intuitive right side of her brain awakened Kathy’s intuition in new ways and inspired her to help others develop their own unique gifts and talents.

Kathy has given over 1000 intuitive Creative Soul Readings using her Lefty Deck. She was invited by Susun Weed, renowned herbalist to  teach her class “Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul” at the Wise Woman University.

Discipline Required - Brainstorming in Process!

Stone Basket.  Pastel & pencil on paper, 8 x 10 inches. © 2012 by Kathy Crabbe Discipline seems to be a key word for my process right now. The key is keeping Facebook time low! The computer world is insidious; it creeps into your life quickly and it stays there.

Each morning I sketch outside (plein air is the fancy French term for it) and have been focusing on still lives rather than landscapes as of late. My 2B pencil is put to work although I need to find a 6H to get really serious ;) It feels like I'm in training right now (athletic discipline required).

I'm also brainstorming; giving my corpus callosum a work out for a couple of prints I'm conjuring for an exhibit called Verse to Image at the Riverside Community Arts Association Center. I chose a quote about rebellion from Chris Hedges' book, Death of the Liberal Class and a poem by Margaret Atwood titled The Poet Has Come Back; both reference death. Somehow printmaking brings out the darker more political side of life for me. Prints are due mid March and making an etching can take a while so I'm digging in and going deeper with Atwood's poem for starters; perhaps the two will tie in somehow. I hope to post some photos here in the coming weeks so stay tuned.

Quotations of Interest (originally posted on my Facebook page this week)

"Unfortunately, many works sold at art fairs, and in the global market in general, promote cultural cliches or personal brands...Formatted for private collection spaces and museum galleries, this art is too often totally predictable and non experimental." ~ Hou Hanru, Art in America, Nov. 2011

"College Art Association is at the LA Convention Center. CAA is a front for Goldman Sachs student loan scam to keep young creative people broke and enslaved in debt. CAA is the Monsanto of Art, complicit in crimes against creativity. Top that rant!!!" ~ Matt Gleason (who was expelled from every school he attended according to his Facebook Info page...hmmmm, not surprising really, is it?)

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