Clarify your intentions using black onyx; a Capricorn stone

If you’re like me you’re interested in learning how to clarify and hone in on your desires and what’s right for you in the coming year.  Well, I’m making a few shifts in my thinking, reading some new books and of course working metaphysically with the unseen realms and Black Onyx; a Capricorn gemstone for the Capricorn New Moon on Jan. 1, 2014. black  onyx sphere

Since 2000 I've painted 100's of quirky characters which I dubbed ‘the lefties’ because they were drawn with my non dominant, intuitive, left hand. But focusing on the ‘left hand’ part of them just wasn’t cutting it for me or for you, i believe.

So I decided to do some meditating with Black Onyx; a Capricorn gemstone. I placed the Onyx on my third eye; located above and between my eyebrows and waited for insights to arrive. I also placed Onyx beneath my pillow at night and asked for dream guidance which I received – yahoo! Plenty of thoughts, visions and ideas came to me that coalesced into a brand new name and concept for my ‘lefties’ and you can view my new store banner below.

I was torn between creating a look that was free, independent, creative, witch-ey, goddess-ey and something else that was just a watered down version of the same and was guided to follow the witchey goddess-ey way in tune with my true voice and I believe this will ring true for those of you who enjoy this blog. Am I right? Off base? Would love to hear your thoughts below or on my Facebook page.  Blessed Be and have a Happy Harpy New Year!

Black Onyx Spiritual Guidance: Teaches the appropriate use of power and the focusing of energy into positive force.

Affirmation: I work on all my chosen tasks with clear focus, strong discipline, unrelenting perseverence and high efficiency.

From The Book of Stones by Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian

Guiding Your Creative SoulKathy Crabbe is a Creative Soul Guide, artist, author and educator who has devoted her life to exploring spirituality and creativity with passion and integrity. Kathy empowers soul-seekers to live the life of their dreams through online resources, inspirational art, Divine Feminine eClasses, eBooks, and Creative Soul Readings infused with a rich background in the arts.

Kathy Crabbe @ Irvine Fine Arts Center - Holiday Faire

Irvine Fine Arts Center Holiday Faire featuring Kathy Crabbe & others

Kathy Crabbe, Mittens, 2004, silk dyes on silk, 5 x 7".

I will be exhibiting and selling work from my LuLu in Laguna Series; hand painted silk cards, prints and originals inspired by the mermaidalicious Laguna Beach, California where I spent 8 delightful years frolicking with mermaids, water-dogs and garden cats. I also participated in the Sawdust Art Festival, a two month art show originally started in the 1960's by Laguna Beach artists.

30th Annual Irvine Holiday Faire @ Irvine Fine Arts Center Nov. 2, Friday, 5-9 pm Nov. 3, Saturday, 9-4pm 14321 Yale Avenue (in Heritage Park) Irvine, California Directions *I'm by the front desk reception, as always*

Kathy Crabbe at Black Cat Gallery

Black Cat Gallery in San Juan Capistrano is now selling a HUGE selection of originals, prints and cards from my LuLu in Laguna Series. This series was inspired by eight years living in mermaidalicious Laguna Beach, California where I spent much time frolicking about with artsy types, red-headed mermaids, water-dogs and garden cats as well as exhibiting my art for eight years at the Sawdust Art Festival.

Kathy Crabbe @ Black Cat Gallery 26755 Verdugo San Juan Capistrano, California, 92675 949-422-4959

Boxed card sets can also be purchased online in my Etsy Shop.

Aquarius Full Moon Musings

Full Moon In Aquarius – July 25, 2010.

This month’s Full Moon is in the sign of Aquarius, a fixed air sign.

Moon in Aquarius calls us to the circle, away from private concerns and intimacy reminding us of the sacredness of collaboration. We become deeply aware that what affects one, affects us all. It’s time to tend the web of community, to network, review our philosophy and find a way to walk our talk.

More Aquarian Tidbits Aquarius – Water bearer Time of Year – Winter, Imbolc Quality – Fixed Element – Air Ruler – Uranus Anatomy – Bloodstream, circulation, shins, ankles Natural sign of – 11th house Opposite sign – Leo Color – Electric blue, turquoise, silver Gemstone – Obsidian, opal, sapphire Tarot card – The star Goddesses – Feng P’O P’O, Freya, Ix Chel, Nut, Tien-Mu

More About The Moon Phases

The Full Moon invites us to peer deeply into our emotional, intuitive selves as we direct our attention to manifesting the hopes, wishes and dreams that were seeded at the New Moon.

The Moon changes signs approximately every 2 ½ days, going through all twelve signs of the Zodiac every 29 ½ days. The sign that the Moon is in reflects qualities of your inner self and being-ness.

Each month there is at least one Full Moon that will rise at sunset and set at sunrise and is visible all night long from moonrise to moonset. Astrologically speaking this means that the Sun and the Moon are in opposition (opposite each other in the sky and in opposite signs of the zodiac.)

Learning to work in concert with the phases of the Moon is an excellent way to add structure to your life because you are not only connecting with Mother Nature through the Moon’s reflection of the Sun and the Earth, but with human nature and especially with feminine nature.

Aquarian Full Moon Musings

In honour of this month’s Full Moon in Aquarius I am going to guide you through an intuitive, healing, creative exploration into body, mind and soul so that together, we can shift, transform and heal each other and the planet during this time of great change and awakening.

Aquarian energy can be felt by tuning into the energy of the Full Moon that is passing through the astrological sign of Aquarius from July 25 – July 28, 2010.

Independence, detachment, contrariness, outsider perspectives, artistic ability, humane and altruistic behaviour are all key Aquarian concepts that describe energy accessible to all of us right now.

One of my favorite ways to tap into these lunar energies is by attuning to gemstones and crystals, such as the Aquarian ruled gemstone, Sapphire. I begin by holding a small Sapphire in my left hand as I place it on my third eye along with a little help from a double terminated, Isis Lithium Quartz Crystal that I place at my feet while meditating. If you don’t have access to these stones you can work with their images instead.

A Sapphire Meditation

Allow your body to flood with joyful feelings of being-ness as you ask your heart to expand, expand, expand, inviting warmth and happiness into your energy field. Let steep for a few minutes and then say aloud:

“Today I reward myself with happiness.”

Now, envision an image that brings you sheer joy.

Next, you will focus your attention upon two Aquarian images, one is pictured below and the other at the very beginning of this article. Allow yourself to stretch, stretch, stretch – really push yourself! You are entering another world, yet you will remain connected with this one by placing your hand over your heart to feel your heart beating.

This kind of consciously aware being-ness is absolutely essential as you enter into the whole new world that we are creating right now as a society.

Now, take another moment to ask yourself:

“ Am I happy?”

“ What can you, the Aquarius Moon, teach me?”

Next, ask yourself what steps you could take to help yourself.  List three. Be concrete, realistic and include a timeline.




List three obstacles that you might face.




Good for you! You’ve stretched, stretched, stretched – I can feel it! So now it’s time to reward yourself. How will you reward yourself for each step you have taken?




Sparkly Blessings to All for sharing this Aquarian Full Moon with me, I bless and surround you with joy, fulfillment and magic.

Kathy Crabbe is a soul reader artist who has devoted her life to exploring spirituality and creativity with passion and integrity. Her art and writing have been published and shown throughout the world at museum shows, galleries, magazines and books. Through online resources Kathy is able to help other soul seekers express their unique gifts and talents in empowering ways. She maintains a blog and website sharing her experiences with the psychic, intuitive realms and the world of art making.

The artwork above is from Kathy’s Goddess Zodiac deck and Lefty Oracle deck, two of the four decks she incorporates into her soul readings.

Kathy is currently teaching  Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul at the Wise Woman University. “Celebrating the lunar cycles is an important part of building a spiritual framework. Each month we can tune into her cycles to keep ourselves on track. At the new moon we plant our intentions for the month ahead, at the full moon we watch them flower, and at the waning moon we release and share our wisdom with the world. As women we are naturally able to resonate with these cycles in deep and meaningful ways.”