Here's my latest interview with the lovely and talented Annalee Jackofsky, upstate New York yogini, librarian, musician, spiritual healer and reiki master. We talk about how I got started as an intuitive and artist, the Lefty Oracle deck, inspiration, spirit animals, and upcoming projects.
During this Capricorn Full Moon on July 8, 2017 feel safe trusting that God/dess or your higher power has your back.
In my own life, I'm learning what it means to come into my power as a Crone, at age 51. I've gone through menopause (early) and have come out the other side; wiser and more fulfilled. I've finished three years of training and initiation into Third Road Celtic Faerie Shamanism with Francesca De Grandis and I feel fantastic; more grounded, strong and beautiful and ready to help others do the same. It hasn't been easy (of course), but we all age, grow up and then give back. I give you my paintings (my heart and soul) and my wisdom and intuitive knowing with thanks to the Divine through my soul readings and past life readings.
May your soul be blessed, this Cappie Full Moon with strength, flexibility, healing and love.
Be still within.
Allow the cacophony of voices pulling you in different directions to be still.
Breathe in fresh air
and be blessed.
Feel your heart beat
and be blessed.
Hear the bird's song
and be blessed.
Feel the earth beneath you
and be blessed.
Then go within
and hear your breath
The garden is within.
Lefty Oracle of the Month: Jolene, missing the embarrassment gene
Mantra: I am daring.
Affirmation: I am so proud to be me, can’t you see?
Yes, I AM wearing a fox tail.
Maybe it's a cat tail
to impress my friends,
No, really, it's just me being me:
without shame or excuses.
Just plain ol having fun.
And proud of it.
If this card appears in a reading expect the unexpected. Be prepared to be unprepared and be okay with that. Jolene, like many a Lefty is a trickster who was sent to shake you up and out of your comfort zone. Be optimistic and aware; have fun, yet keep your wits about you. This is a time of growth and new experiences that will expand your consciousness. Enjoy!
In my own life, this card was inspired by a girl I spotted at a cafe in Santa Cruz, California wearing a tail. This amused me to no end and I just had to paint her as part of my Lefty Oracle Deck to inspired you and me to be more odd, quirky, and outlandish just for the fun of it.
Excerpted from the Lefty Oracle Deck.
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This month as I sat with Lefty Oracle card of the month (Mummy) and pondered this New Moon in Taurus (April 26) these thoughts came to me:
Why do we do anything?
To be of service, of course, and to support our own growth and that of Mother Earth and all her denizens.
How are you of service? And how does being of service tap into and express your own sacred gifts?
When we express the love we have inside we ARE being of service. If we need to be flashy and show-offy, is this our true self, or just our ego saying 'look at me!'
In this self obsessed world we live in, I heard online that it's now a radical act to take a walk and NOT share it online!
Why not come up with your own radical act for NOT sharing online? I challenge you to try this out at least until the next Full Moon (May 10). Try making time for a walk in nature without your cell phone or camera. I'm going to try NOT checking my phone first thing after I get up.
When I was a young girl in the 1970's I had a premonition about just how BIG a part screens would play in our lives and how avoiding getting sucked in would be one of THE most important things we could do to help ourselves be ourselves. I love computers, but hey, they're addictive, right? (Check out Wim Wenders' movie from 1991, Until the End of the World for some interesting observations and of course Aldous Huxley's book, Brave New World).
Lefty Oracle of the Month: Mummy
When you pull this card in a reading it’s definitely not a time to charge forward. You need to lay low and take care of yourself right now. Self care is number one, so find a way to nurture yourself body, mind and soul. You deserve it.
In my own life, when I painted this card I actually had a cold and was feeling very inward, needing time to recover and take care of myself first. (excepted from the Lefty Oracle Deck Guidebook)
Taurus Inspiration from the Goddess Zodiac Playbook
Taurus – The Bull
Time of Year – Spring turns into summer, May Day, April 20 - May 20
Quality – Fixed
Element – Earth
Planetary Ruler – Venus
Anatomy – Neck, throat
Natural Sign of – 2nd House
Color – Earth colors, green, pink
Gemstone – Chrysocolla, green emerald, moss agate
Tarot Card – Hierophant
Goddesses – Demeter, Flora, Gaia, Hathor, Hera, Nokomis, Olwen, Rhea
- I am practical, sensible and earthy
- I am sensual and loyal
- I am grounded and fulfilled in the arms of Mama Earth
- I am creative and persistent
- I grow deep roots
- I am slowing down and enjoying myself
- I take time to pamper and nurture myself
- I indulge my senses on a regular basis
Feed Your Taurus Earthiness
- - Spend time in nature feeling comfortable and at home
- - Build and transform your world through the healing powers of art
- - Allow Mama Earth to support your endeavours
- - Discover deep bliss
The Call of the Snow Goose: Snow Goose calls her from afar. She is here with her star. Pink, rosy cheeked memories of toques and tongues keep her warm. She is far from home. Her sustenance, the pines whisper reminders, "pssst you are a Northern creature." Nothing can stop her from feeling this in her bones.
365 Days of Paint + Storytelling
This is year 2 of daily art-making. This year I'm adding a story to the mixI This painting is no. 14 from that project.
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.
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!
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.
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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!