“I believe we have more than enough creativity to solve the problems of our times, but we have to make a perilous trek into the wilderness within to reclaim it. There is a stand of undeveloped jungle, a place of “indigeneity” within each of us, that can never be domesticated. It is a borderless land, beyond personality and convention, even beyond thought, where pure creativity arises. Like the signature song of a tropical bird, the spiraling of an arbutus tree, the evening scent of a jasmine bush, there is an essence in each of us intended to be expressed. Few make the trek into this creative wild, because the path requires great vulnerability. To come into our true originality, we must surrender the layers of numbness we use to protect our hearts.” ~Toko-pa Turner

Artwork by Pierre Artista

Artwork by Pierre Artista

Happy New Moon!

New Moon Aimee Marie

“2018 has been a year of patience. It has been a year of strong inner growth and a time to really reflect on the direction of our lives.
Falling in the sign of Sagittarius, this New Moon is going to help shine a light on all the growing we have done, and will help us to see just how far we have traveled.

For most of 2018, we had this slower energy coursing through the months that may have left us feeling held back, restricted, or unsure of how to move forward. We may have had ideas or plans, but we may have found it hard to execute them to the fullest of our potential.

2018 was really a year for inner growth, which is why we may not have traveled as far as we would have liked to in a physical sense. On an inner level however, it is likely we have moved leaps and bounds, and made huge progress when it comes to our spiritual and emotional development.

Under the lunar vibes of this Dark Moon, we are going to see just how far we have traveled, and who we have now become. We are going to get a glimpse of just how much we have grown and achieved throughout the year.

2018 was a year of growth, and in some monumental way, something inside you shifted. Something inside you has blossomed, and you are about to find out what that is.

All you need to do is use the energies of the December New Moon to open your eyes, your mind, and your heart, and travel within so you can witness what is now in bloom.

You are blooming, you have done the work. The time has come now to rest, enjoy, and seek adventure as we enter into the holiday season.

Try not to focus on all the things that you should or shouldn’t have done, and instead focus on how far you have come. 2018 was a challenging year, but you made it and you are stronger now because of it.

Celebrate how far you have come. Celebrate all you have achieved. Be proud of yourself, for here you are still standing, still glowing, still interested in becoming the best you can be. And this is always worth celebrating.”

~Tanaaz, Forever Conscious

Art by Aimee Marie

“I thought the earth remembered me, she took me back so tenderly, arranging her dark skirts, her pockets full of lichens and seeds. I slept as never before, a stone on the riverbed, nothing between me and the white fire of the stars but my thoughts, and they floated light as moths among the branches of the perfect trees. All night I heard the small kingdoms breathing around me, the insects, and the birds who do their work in the darkness. All night I rose and fell, as if in water, grappling with a luminous doom. By morning I had vanished at least a dozen times into something better.” ~Mary Oliver

Art by Natasa Ilincic

Art by Natasa Ilincic

Source~ Shamantube

Happy almost Full Moon!

Moon art by Ana Rasha

“November has brought many planetary shifts and changes. While all these shifts and changes are fruitful and are getting us ready for an action-packed 2019, we may have been feeling a little tense or a little uneasy about what’s ahead. We may be feeling change in the air, but we may not be sure how this change is exactly going to manifest.

2018 has definitely been a year for upgrading ourselves and for peeling back the layers so we can step into a higher consciousness and a higher level of awakening. It has been a stop-and-go type year where we have really been challenged to question and pause before moving ahead.

All of this energy is now coming to a head as we wrap up the end of the year, and we may be feeling a sense of renewal or rebirth creeping in. We may be feeling the merits of our hard work finally paying off.

The Universe will also bring more clarity our way with the November Full Moon on the 22nd-23rd in the sign of Gemini.

This Full Moon is going to help bring some clarity to the direction of our lives and will help us to understand a newfound truth about what direction we should be heading in.

The Gemini Full Moon of November falls at zero degrees Gemini. In numerology, zero represents all possibilities and infinite creative potential. It is the point before the beginning and represents the creative process we take before the idea comes to us.

Zero is the blank canvas before we have decided what it will be, and this is the energy that November’s Full Moon will encompass. In many ways, this Full Moon represents the potential of who we have become and what possibilities lay before us as we wrap up this year and prepare to start a new one.

There is strong illumination energy around this Full Moon too, and it’s likely some new truths are going to come to the surface. These truths may be painful, or they may be hard to swallow at first, but it is necessary for them to be revealed to us now.

There may be challenges that arise with this as there are some tense and harsh aspects around this Full Moon, but if you trust what unfolds and keep steady in your heart, you will be guided forward.

November’s Full Moon is all about illumination and coming into a newfound sense of self. It is a powerful Full Moon that will help us to wrap up where we have been and to see a new potential before us.

We have been sailing rough seas, but now we see what is beneath us, the colors of the fish, the beautiful shapes of the coral. We see the truth, and we are no longer afraid. This new clarity that has been gifted to us allows us to move forward with strength, with courage, and with a new truth in our hearts.

We have been working hard, but now we see, now we know, and with this, all potential and new possibilities open up to us.”

~Tanaaz, excerpt from Forever Conscious

Art by Ana Rasha

Happy New Moon!

New Moon ~ Aimee Marie

“The sensitive Scorpio New Moon falls on November 7-8th and is going to help you tune into the wisdom and love that resides inside your heart and soul.

Healing the heart has definitely been a theme in the cosmos for these last few weeks due to Venus Retrograde. This energy has really been highlighting cracks and weak points in our relationships and bringing wounds of the heart to our attention so we can heal and transcend them.

Forgiveness is also a huge theme around this New Moon as well. If we think back to October, there was a lot of harsh energy brewing, especially around the Taurus Full Moon. Things may have been stirred at this time where you felt the need to lash out or act from a place of anger or ego.

Forgiveness is one of the most powerful healing tools we can offer ourselves and the world, and is the only way we can let go and transcend a situation.

Scorpio energy is all about transformation and moving to that next level, and under the vibration of this New Moon, we can use the power of forgiveness to hoist ourselves to that next level.

On this Scorpio New Moon, we are going to be given the opportunity to delve into our hearts in order to bring healing. We are going to be given the opportunity to soften any harshness and focus on finding forgiveness.

This New Moon is sensitive, it is compassionate, and it is also very romantic. You can use this energy to mend wounds in your relationships, to explore your creative gifts, and to set intentions from the heart.

Our hearts are going to be close to us around this New Moon, and we are going to be able to tap into them with greater ease. This is really a gift that we can all use, so make it a point to feel into the incredible love that is inside of you.

You are love. It is the very essence of who you are, and the more you allow it, the more you feel it, the easier it will be for you to be an expression of it.”

~Tanaaz, excerpt from Forever Conscious

Art by Aimee Marie

Happy Full Moon in Taurus!

Full Moon swing

“This is a moon of profound change and radical disruption of the status quo. It threatens to test even the strongest attachments if they compromise our freedom.
Squaring the North Node, this moon can either propel us forward or hold us back, depending upon how we use it. Refusing to budge can be as radical as letting everything go if that’s what circumstances require.
Wise discernment is key to managing the energy of this moon and we may well experience its ripples throughout the rest of the month.
Things long ripe for change may shift exponentially around this time, most likely just when we’ve gotten used to living with them as they are!
Likewise projects we’ve pursued because we thought we should may suddenly seem too burdensome to continue, auguring a return to a simpler life previously sacrificed on the altar of progress.
What this moon means for individual life circumstances will of course vary, but the end result can be a powerful and positive recalibration of our energy and intention if we let it.”
 ~SARAH VARCAS, from Mystic Mamma