"Forest Heart" by Kathy Crabbe ...The original has sold. Handsigned Prints are avail. here.
Wishing you a happy, healthy, holy Solstice.
She is indigenous; of the forest, the hemlocks, the rivers and the
hot sun of California, as is the Marten, her Spirit Animal. It is peace she
seeks; in nature and within. Yet she is a fierce fighter when called upon.
The River sings her to sleep and the Sun, hot and unrelenting, sings her
praises, but it is deep within the forest that she belongs; singing her
heart song, silently, relentlessly, alive.
I painted this Goddess at the Winter Solstice. May she fill you with hope and courage and energy for the New Year. May she help you delve deeply into this darkest of dark times. May she help you find beauty and wisdom within as you navigate stormy seas. Solstice Blessings to ALL and may these words also resonate with my Sisters and Brothers in the South who are celebrating Summer Solstice.
Prints & Cards are available in my Shop.
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.
Kathy lives in sunny SoCal with her husband and pet muses, Abby the shaggy black dog and Djinn Djinn, the small scruffy one in an adobe home they built themselves. Kathy is painting a Lefty-a-Day for 365 days and posting all works in-progress on Instagram at http://instagram.com/kathycrabbeart
Creative Soul Deck coming soon ~ get updates + win a deck here!
The Creative Soul Deck is especially for women who want to be inspired and inspire others in safe, playful, storytelling circles guided by beautiful imagery and powerful affirmations.
Dear Creative Soul, When I sat down in my shamanic New Moon Circle to honour and celebrate the upcoming Winter Solstice and New Moon in Capricorn this is what I channeled:
Oh Winter, Cailleach, Ancient Crone, Dark Night, I listen to your Silence and I hear the cauldron bubble and the owl hoot. It's time now to go within, to the dark, dark place where death and ice dance our name. Beneath the earth we enter Her barrow, Her cave at sunrise, Solstice morn. First light we see touches our third eye through this opening: the Light...the Light...she does return and within her, Hope and Dreams and Seeds are planted. It is the New Moon in Capricorn so let us plant these seeds, these dreams and tend Her garden for we are called...YOU are called...the wheel turns and we reply:
I AM Goddess I AM God I AM the Light I AM the Dark I AM holding Circle Blessed Be
Creative Soul Card for the New Moon & Winter Solstice: Demon
Affirmation: Into the dark you go: be guided, be brave, let go.
The lore is ancient when She was venerated and He was equal to the task. Blessed Be the Balance is shifting now ~ can you feel it? Describe. Take a moment of silence, meditation, contemplation then journal and discuss.
My Winter Solstice Vision As for me: I feel at peace; calm, quiet, centered. The darkness is velvety. I am surrounded by my guides, totems and star beings. I lie down and they bless me as my third eye tingles. The Hag, the Cailleach and I peer into her cauldron and I get in ~ to die and be reborn. I wait for the perfect moment; the moment of Solstice, to be born as light returns. I scream then I sleep; a new day has come.
Intention Setting for the New Moon Let go into darkness and as you are re-born and the Sun returns, it's time now to set your intentions for the moonth ahead. Don't forget to journal too!
Capricorn New Moon Circle Altar Suggestions from my Goddess Zodiac Playbook
- Color: black, brown, dark grey, slate blue
- Gemstone: jet, onyx
- Plant/Tree: amaranthus, birch, elm, ivy, pine, poplar, willow
- Herb/Spice: comfrey, hemlock, hemp, henbane
- Food: barley, beet, malt, meat, potato, spinach, starchy foods
- Animal Spirit: goat (with a fish tail), snow goose
- Tarot Card: devil
- Goddess: all crones, Anatu, Cailleach, Dam-Kina, Kuan Yin, Tiamat
Moon Circles & Classes
- Catch the latest updates online at Meetup: Moon-Circles
- 3rd Fridays New Moon Circle ~ 6:30-7:30 pm ~ Yoga For Life Temecula, CA ~ (luv donation)
- 3rd Sundays New Moon Creativity Class ~ 1-4pm ~ Inspire San Diego Studio
- Jan. 31, 2015 Full Moon Circle ~ 1-2pm, Oasis Community Center, 27906 Panoramic Dr., Menifee
- 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
In-Person or by Phone Soul Readings/Past Life Readings/Astrology
- Dec-Jan 2014-15 ~ Girl in the Curl, Dana Point ~ original mermaid silk paintings in hand painted frames
- Jan 27, 2015 evening ~ Crush & Brew Artist Showcase, Temecula ~ I'll be bringing my Moon Goddess art & cards and all sorts of illustrated books, zines & poetry
- April 3, 2015 evening, Art Off The Walls, Truax Bldg., Temecula ~ I'll be bringing my Moon Goddess art & cards
Find Kathy’s Artat These Shops Chakra Shack * Laguna Beach Karma Boutique * San Diego Girl in the Curl * San ClementeNEWMermaids * CarlsbadMermaids * San Clemente NEWThe Cat House * Calgary
Moon Circles Meetup The best spot to rsvp for my classes and eventsplus connect with others of like mind in the Southern California area.
Moon Circle Group on Facebook This is a public group on Facebook for those of like-mind.
Where's the New Moon? Capricorn New Moon ~ Dec. 21, 5:36 pm PST
Sparkly Blessings, Kathy Crabbe
ABOUT KATHYCRABBE 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 ~ Learn more here.