Dream & Dance & Heal: Full Moon in Pisces

It's almost the Full Moon in that most mystical, magical, and spiritually inclined sign of the zodiac; Pisces so I decided to choose a card from my Creative Soul Deck and to sleep with it under my pillow while requesting Dream Guidance and Insights from Mama Moon & the Divine.

Creative Soul Card for the Full Moon in Pisces

Guess poet by Kathy Crabbe

Creative Soul Card: Guess -poet-

Affirmation: I dream the Divine in everything.

This is the dream, the dream called life and you are in the middle of it.

As if we know exactly what we're doing here...well, we don't, but by tuning into Mama Moon we open our hearts creatively as we spoon feed ourselves the nourishment we crave, oh that we crave so dearly.

moonstone sphereMoonstone Meditation & Song

A Meditation to be sung or said aloud under the light  of the Full Moon *shared with my Creative Soul Circle ~ all are welcome to join this group on Facebook at no cost.

Creative Soul Challenge

I invite you to join my Creative Soul Circle and Sing the Song of the Moonstone together with your fellow Moon Musers as you catch your first glimpse of Mama Moon; full in Pisces on September 8th.

At this time Mama Moon is joined in the sky by Chiron, the planetoid (?) of wounded healers.

Where have you been wounded?

How will you release that wound by the light of the Full Moon?

You know the way. You ARE guided. Allow the mystical glow and guidance of this Full Moon to cleanse you and shower your dreams with new visions and old visions re-visioned anew.

Then dance, dance, dance in your heart for you are free.

And Guess -poet- always encourages poetry so be open to receiving pearls of wisdom in unexpected ways.

For Your Pisces Full Moon Altar

Color: lavender Gemstone: moonstone Herb: chicory Food: cucumber Animal Spirit: fish Goddess: Nix

Color: green Gemstone: sapphire Herb: valerian Food: oats Animal Spirit: cat Goddess: Changing Woman - See more at: http://www.kathycrabbe.com/#sthash.nmKNfUQc.dpuf

Last but not least, take a look back at the intentions you set at the New Moon on August 25th and ask yourself what's flowered for you since then.

Blessed Be.

If you like what you see here please consider signing up for my Creative Soul Classes which will meet online and in-person at the New and Full Moon (coming soon).

Altar suggestions are from my Goddess Zodiac ebook.

Purchase Creative Soul Cards and Prints here.

Guess -poet- is available here.

Kathy Crabbe Guiding Your Creative SoulABOUT KATHY CRABBE I am a Canadian born, self taught intuitive artist and creative soul guide currently living in a desert valley of Southern California surrounded by ancient oaks and an elfin forest. I live in a home created by my husband that we share with our cat and dog muses, Spartacus and Abby. I’ve been drawing since age two and offering creative soul guidance since 2008.

Verse to Image Exhibit: the poet has come back

Kathryn V. Crabbe. 2012. The Poet Has Come Back. Drypoint etching and monoprint, 13 x 26 inches My newest hand pulled fine art print is a combination etching and monoprint. It was created for the "Verse to Image Exhibition" at the Riverside Community Arts Association Center in Riverside, California.

This exhibit features members of the Printmakers Network affiliated with the Riverside Art Museum and explores the connections and spaces between literature and the plastic arts with displays of writing that have inspired the artists' works on view.

My print was inspired by Margaret Atwood's poem The Poet Has Come Back and by a quote about rebellion from Chris Hedge's book Death of the Liberal Class.

Atwood's poem talks about the god of poets having two hands, "the dexterous and the sinister" which actually refers to the left and right hands, something of great interest for me due to five years spent painting and drawing exclusively with my non dominant left hand in early 2000. Atwood's lines below were explored in the print I created.

The poet has come back to being a poet after decades of being virtuous instead...Welcome back, my dear. Time to resume our vigil, time to unlock the cellar door.

To understand humanities intuitive, 'primitive' past I looked to the earliest known drawings (and prints) created some 35,000 years ago in the Chauvet Caves of Southern France. (see image to the left) I also took notes and made sketches from Werner Herzog's 2010 documentary film, Cave of Forgotten Dreams for which he was granted the rare privilege of filming inside the caves.

I also investigated the groundbreaking work of archaelogist, Marija Gimbutas who explored Neolithic Goddess culture, mythology, linguistics and folklore in her book The Language of the Goddess. Gimbutas writes:

Hands and feet symbolize the touch of the Goddess; they impart her energy.

The color red is the symbol of life.

Figurines occasionally have enormous hands seemingly imparting divine energy or spells.

Chauvet Cave - handprints

In the Chauvet Caves are walls containing two different kinds of palm prints, one kind was made by pressing the fleshy round part of the palm of a hand onto the wall's surface and the other by spraying the color red around the hand.

In my etching/monoprint I made a full hand print (in black) using my right hand to represent the left brain dominant, logical society of today and another print (in red) using the fleshy base of my left palm to represent the intuitive, right brained world of our Paleolithic ancestors. In between the two hand prints I printed an etching of a root like symbol to connect the two worlds; both the rational, present day society and our intuitive past.

It is important that we, as a culture are presented with a vision of this possibility. We need to acknowledge and face our shadow side, our fears, our left hand and yes, stand vigil at the cellar door so that once again the poet has two hands, the dexterous and the sinister.

This piece also symbolizes how important the role of the artist and our imagination can be, especially in today's society. By making our mark, by critical thinking, skepticism and risk taking I ask each one of you to consider how important art, the imagination and the artist can be in North America today.

We must always learn from and study the example of other peoples throughout the world, but we do have to analyze our own conditions here in the belly of the beast. We, as conscious artists, must combat the torrent of mind-control with a real alternative - murals, songs, dance, poetry that contain different values and have educational content as well as beauty...everything is political.

Miranda Bergman, Mural, Mural on the Wall from Art on the Line, Essays by Artists about the Point Where Their Art & Activism Intersect, Edited by Jack Hirschman

VERSE TO IMAGE EXHIBITION Riverside Community Arts Association Center Riverside, California Exhibition dates: March 22 – April 21 Reception: April 5, 6-9pm (during Riverside Arts Walk)

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?)

California Alliance for Arts Education Webinar: How to work with your local school board to keep arts education in schools.

"All we have, as Vaclav Havel writes, is our own powerlessness. And that powerlessness is our strength. The survival of the movement depends on embracing this powerlessness. It depends on two of our most important assets—utter and complete transparency and a rigid adherence to nonviolence, including respect for private property. This permits us, as Havel puts it in his 1978 essay “The Power of the Powerless,” to live in truth. And by living in truth we expose a corrupt corporate state that perpetrates lies and lives in deceit." ~ Chris Hedges

How to Occupy

Utne Magazine's 10 Most Enlightened Towns to live in America

New Moon in Gemini

New Moon in Gemini June 12, 2010 4:14 am pdt

This month the New Moon enters the airy, mutable sign of Gemini, the twins. If you’re looking for fun and games this moon then you won’t be disappointed! Gemini tries hard to keep it light and entertaining. During your New Moon Meditation allow yourself to sink into wonder, curiosity and awe. Remember to keep it simple because the mood you’re after is fun, childlike, light and playful so if you’re feeling heavy, serious and weighty then you know you’re not on the  Gemini carousel ride. You may also be feeling a little distracted or even bored right now, so make sure and keep things interesting by tuning into the child within, the part of you that remembers what joy felt like, in the beginning.

On June 12th when the New Moon enters Gemini get ready to: - Seek the unexpected - Flood your sense with stimuli - Let your curiosity keep you on the move - Weave your social networks - Juggle tasks and cross-pollinate ideas

More About Gemini – The Twins Time of Year – May 21 to June 21, Spring, Summer Solstice Quality – Mutable Element – Air Planetary Ruler – Mercury Anatomy – Lungs, respiratory/nervous system, hands, arms, shoulders Natural Sign of – 3rd House Color – Pale green, silver, yellow Gemstone – Agate, aquamarine, beryl Tarot Card – The Lovers Goddesses – Feng P’O P’O, Iris, Hina, Tatsuta Hime (The Wind)

Introducing The Moon Muses

The Moon Muses are intuitive guides and question askers that offer insight and wisdom along with exercises to heal and inspire you. They are creative leap takers forming a glowing moonlit bridge between your rational self and your higher self, a self that dwells in pure intuition, clairvoyance (clear seeing), meditative reflection and dreaming. This month you will meet Agate, a Gemstone Muse and a Lefty Oracle Muse by the name of Guess, Poet. I encourage all of you to create a Moon Musing Journal to record your monthly moon explorations (more about this in my new eCourse, Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul).

A Message from Agate

With this multi-hued stone as your ally, get ready to make some delightful mischief and stir things up in the name of Fun! Can you feel this Moon reaching out to you with her long, shimmering, moonlit fingers as she points right at you and says, “You, ya you!”

(Suggested musical ambiance ~ “What I Am” by Edie Brickell). Now, stay wide awake for this part because you don’t want to miss anything!

Wake-You-Up Gemini-Style Suggestions: - Feather dusting (to loud music) - Nuts anyone? - Running and giggling at the same time - Jumping over things - Disco dancing - Tickling or being tickled - Rhyming - Tasting something new for the first time – how ‘bout seaweed? Yum!

Gemini Tasks of the Month Try at least one new thing during this two week New Moon cycle and if you’re feeling super adventurous then drop me a line at kathy@luludesign.com and tell me all about it and I may just publish it on my Blog!

Now, repeat after me: Three things that make me happy: 1.



Three things that make me laugh: 1.



A Happy Collage And if you’re really feeling inspired then it’s time to make a Happy Collage for yourself or for someone you love who needs a little cheering up.

What three things would you put in your collage? 1.



What three words would you include in your collage? 1.



To help you stay on track with your Gemini Tasks (since Gemini does have a tendency to get distracted)!  Name three things that might distract you and put a suggestion beside each one describing how you would deal with it. 1.



My Version of Gemini – Guess, Poet "Guess, Poet" is part of a series of 500 or so left-handed (my non-dominant hand!) drawings I created over a period of five years. These drawings were later turned into an oracle card deck that I use for giving Soul Readings.

Guess, Poet celebrates fertile minds and minds that love to share EVERYTHING with EVERYONE! What three things do you absolutely love about yourself? 1.



Take a moment to assign a color to each of these things and pick a symbol or secret code to represent each one.

Create a Poetically Designed Happiness-Reminder Fun Card

Take all these elements; your favorite things, their colors and their symbols, and turn them into your own personal business-style fun card to remind yourself of what happiness looks like and feels like!

Kathy Crabbe is a soul reader and 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 two blogs and a website sharing her experiences with the psychic, intuitive realms and the world of art making. You can find her online at http://www.KathyCrabbe.com

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.

You can find more Moon Musings here.

Artist Time Defined

What is 'Artist Time'? For me, it means tuning into and awakening all my senses, but especially hearing and vision (not so much smell or taste due to allergies!) How about you - what are your strongest senses and do you tune into them on a regular basis?

I find that focusing upon one's strengths requires us to let go of some of our weaknesses. Here are some examples:

~ A film director might call this editing.

~ For an artist/painter it's about knowing when to stop.

~ Perhaps a poet leaves words and lines unspoken but implied, hence the phrase 'reading between the lines'.

~ An actor learns how not to overstate the case or over-act, this makes it more real.

In Process - acrylic, pastel & charcoal on masonite - 48" x 48"

I do believe that women are becoming stronger and more powerful and in turn this strengthens the men in profoundly new ways. Musical Ambiance: Ricky Lee Jones, Ghostyhead and Clannad, Macalla