New Moon in Taurus: A Mind Changing Meditation

k. crabs Taurus New Moon Altar So, as I started to meditate for this New Moon in Taurus I suddenly stopped because the paints and my Leftys were calling to me louder than words and so I listened and this is what emerged.

Taurus New Moon Lefty in Progress by k. crab

Taurus New Moon Lefty in Progress by k. crab

Taurus New Moon Lefty by k. crab

Now that she's sitting on my altar I can begin my meditation and New Moon Reading and I invite you to come along.

I have no great words of wisdom...I do have clouds after a rain with a blue sky peeking through and several tousle headed birds shaking off the rain that we so desperately need here in not-so-sunny SoCal and rays of light shining through my windows and silence, precious as rain. I have love and laughter and friends and family to share them with and a big, shaggy, black dog to take on long walks. I have tears and sorrow too, for I am human. I have mentors and books and a forest, both elfin and Northern.

Celebrate the Taurus energy of this New Moon by appreciating all that you DO have and all that is yours to protect and care for especially in the Natural World.

We are blessed indeed to be here on Planet Earth, but She needs our help. What part are you playing in this vital task?

I recently started reading "Mind Change: How Digital Technologies Are Leaving Their Mark On Our Brains" by neuroscientist, Susan Greenfield (published 2015) and I am finding it overly negative so am not sure I can finish it, but this part really resonated:

The less children play outdoors, the less they learn to cope with the risks and challenges they will go on to face as adults...Sometimes, even quite regularly, you might be bored. But it was that very state of understimulation that impelled you to draw a picture, make up a game, or go outside to play. The point I want to stress is that you were the driver and you would be in control of your own inner world, your own private reality. But now the screen can be the driver...You are now a passive recipient. ~ Susan Greenfield

I do believe the above to be true and I have to question whether this next quotation from Charles de Lint's book "Eyes Like Leaves" will even apply to us anymore if our brains are being re-wired through too many hours of screen time.

(paraphrased to make it female-centric) A wise woman follows her deepest instincts - that is the first lesson of the Birch. ~ Charles de Lint

Be Wise friends, be open and tell your kids stories instead.

Taurus New Moon Altar Suggestions from my Goddess Zodiac Playbook

  • 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

Taurus Meditation

I am of the earth, Gaia feeds me, I worship her body as I worship my own.

Taurus Affirmations

  • 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

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New Moon in Taurus at 9:13 pm PDT, May 17 (Sunday)

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Kathy Crabbe is an artist and energy reader living in sunny SoCal with her husband and pet muse, Abby the shaggy black dog in an adobe home they built themselves.

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Open Your Heart: Full Moon in Leo

Leo Goddess by Kathy Crabbe Breathe deeply and allow this Full Moon to wash over you. In our astrological charts the moon represents the mother and where we feel most comfortable emotionally. What feels like home to you and how do you turn a house into a home?  Take a moment to contemplate what this means for you.  If you know what sign your moon is in then add that knowing to the mix as well.  If you need help finding the moon in your birth chart then check out my Moon Charts here.

I happen to have a double Aquarius Moon (ie. my Moon is in the sign of Aquarius in the 11th house, the Aquarius house). I feel at home in groups and with friends and I'm also just fine being by myself doing 'so called' odd or unusual things such as what I'm doing here on this blog! I love meditating in groups --- the energy feels more intense and awesome.  I love learning in groups especially when the teacher thinks creatively or better yet CHANNELS the class material on the spot which is something I like to do for my  classes; that way each class is unique and hopefully transformational.

Caava Kicks Butt by Kathy Crabbe

Full Moon in Leo Oracle Card: Caava Kicks Butt

Time to sink, sink, sink into your subconscious. It's Mercury Retrograde right now so it's not time yet to move forward (wait until Feb. 11 or better yet wait until the Mercury shadow period is over and we're entering the Spring Equinox on March 20.)

This moon is gonna be a deeply felt and intensely emotional moon so be kind to yourself now.  Take time to connect and reach out to extended family or friends you haven't spoken to for a while; perhaps contact a medium to connect with an ancestor who has passed over or put in a dream request to 'see' them again.  It's time now to ask for guidance and healing from friends, your guides or the Divine.

This Full Moon is also very close to the holy day of Imbolc (Candlemas) which marks the half way point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox on the Wheel of the Year. This usually occurs around Feb. 2, but this year it technically falls on Feb. 4.  Traditionally this is a time of initiation, a time of quickening and a time when farmer's ewe's (sheep) began to lactate (the Gaelic word for ewe's milk is "oimelc").  Imagine taking that first long drink of fresh ewe's milk --- take the time to really savour it, then give your imagination free reign.

Behold by Kathy Crabbe

Lefty Oracle Card for the Immediate Future: Behold

Imagine yourself one year from now. What do you see? Jot down a few things.

I imagine all of us being in tune with ourselves more and more, just as we stay in tune with the New and Full Moons through these blog posts. Our intuition is stronger and we know what we need to be healthy, whole and holy. We love with all our hearts, we garden, we grow and we bake creatively. We do our part and we touch others on an energetic level. We also make time for rest and we find solace in our spirituality and in nature.

Leo Full Moon Altar suggestions from my Goddess Zodiac Playbook

  • Time of Year – Summer, July 23 – August 23
  • Quality – Fixed
  • Element – Fire
  • Planetary Ruler – The Sun
  • Anatomy – Heart, spine
  • Natural Sign of – 5th House
  • Color – Gold, orange, scarlet
  • Gemstone – Amber, diamond, ruby
  • Tarot Card – Strength
  • Goddesses – Amaterasu, Bast, Cybele, Hestia, Ishtar, Sekhmet, Tara, Vesta

Moon Girl by Kathy CrabbeCalling all Goddesses! I've got a Full Moon Shamanic Circle happening at the Rosewood Meetup, Oasis Community Center, 27906 Panorama Hills Dr, Menifee, California this Saturday, Jan. 31 from 1-2 pm. We'll be opening our hearts and initiating ourselves into the mysteries of the coming year. You can RSVP on my Meetup group.

Coming in 2015

Moon Circles & Classes

  • 3rd Fridays New Moon Circle, 6:30-7:30 pm ~ Yoga For Life Temecula, CA
  • 3rd Sundays New Moon Creativity Class, 1-4pm ~ Inspire San Diego Studio
  • 5 Week Awaken Your Creative Soul Class, 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

Creative Soul Readings In Person

Art Exhibits

  • Jan 27 - Artist & Musician Showcase at Crush & Brew - 7-9:30 pm
  • April 3 - Art Off The Walls, Truax Bldg., Temecula ~ I’ll be bringing my Moon Goddess art & cards

Find Kathy’s Art at These Shops Chakra Shack * Laguna Beach Karma Boutique * San Diego Girl in the Curl * San Clemente Mermaids * Carlsbad, San Clemente The Cat House * Calgary

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Where’s the Full Moon? Leo Full Moon ~ Feb. 3, 3:09 pm PST

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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 kathycrabbe.com