Art Journal with the Moon March 13 - 19 2023

Art Journal with the Moon for March 13 – 19, 2023

This is a summary of the moon’s energy for the upcoming week and the inner work and magic you can do in your art journal to make the most of the opportunities the cosmos is gifting us with.

Every week the emotional and magical opportunities the moon is sending you are different because the energy she is drawing down from the planets and stars changes moment to moment. Planets and stars and moon phases and moon signs each carry their own unique energy .This is my weekly update (Mon-Fri) of the moon’s comings and goings to support you in aligning with her energy.

Get your art journal or a scrap of paper you see lying around, your art supplies or those pencil crayons you have hidden away somewhere and have fun. Spend 10 – 20 minutes focusing on the themes the moon is supporting you to explore that day while you play with colors and shapes and watch what happens over time.

It’s amazing what a little consistent creative time can do.

My Art From Last Week

This week, I want to share my sacred practice of lighting a candle in my art journal for someone who needs it. 

Do you have someone you’d like me to create a lighted candle for? 

Email me your request along with who you want the candle for and why.


Join Me

Join me on Tuesday for a live online class where we art journal with the moon and work with the MAP Method to tend to the soul and practice magic. Recordings will also be available.

Each week we focus on a different theme.

This week our theme is  healing and working magic with Saturn in Pisces.

In this class, I’m going to go over some of the general healing and magical themes we can use the Saturn in Pisces energy for. I’m also going to break down what house the sign of Pisces occupies in your birth chart and how Saturn moving into that house will affect those areas of your life. For instance, Saturn might be coming to add its wisdom and structure to your relationships or it might be influencing your career or your health. Let’s look at what that means specifically for you. 

Finally, the moon will be having many relationships with Saturn while it is in the sign of Pisces. Let’s talk a bit about that as well and how that might affect you for the next few years.

As with all my Tuesday classes, we will enjoy a creative exercise to tend to the soul or work with our magic and we will wrap out the class by working with your subconscious mind and the MAP Method to rewire your brain and clear any relevant subconscious blocks that no longer serve you.

You can learn more or register here.


The moon is in the sign of Sagittarius today.

Sagittarius is ruled by the planet Jupiter so it’s carrying a little of that planet’s good energy as well.

Sagittarius is a fire sign. It is expressive and positive and humorous, optimistic, adventurous, experimental, adaptive, passionate and fun but it can be focused on too many things. Sagittarius energy likes to help us grow and enjoy ourselves through experiencing all life has to offer. It focuses on personal growth, freedom, expansion, lived experience, learning through trying and doing and embodiment. It’s a curious energy that asks questions and looks for answers.

Let’s use this Sagittarius energy to think about the possibilities of today.

If today could go better than you expected, what would that look and feel like?

When you go to sleep tonight, what would you celebrate and be grateful for?

In your art journal, draw, paint or collage an image that captures dreaming about adventurous possibilities in your life.


Today the moon is in the last quarter phase.

This phase is when the moon is once again half in light and half in shadow.

To me, this symbolizes choices and decisions. Take time to consider the choices you make in your everyday life and how they impact you, your goals and your community.

It also symbolizes seeing both sides of a story so finding ways to put yourself in the shoes of someone you disagree with at this time can help you gain wisdom or a perspective you had not considered before.

It also a time to celebrate how far you’ve come, how much you do and how much you’ve grown.

Take a moment to consider how much you’ve learned since the new moon.

What have you learned about relationships in the last few weeks?

What have you learned about yourself in the last few weeks?

What have you learned about reaching your goal since the new moon?

Where have you grown the most in the last few weeks?

In your art journal, draw, paint or collage an image that represents what you’ve learned since the last new moon.


The moon is in a trine, or in other words, a harmonious relationship with the beautiful planet Venus today.

Venus is associated with fertility and growth and represents beauty, grace, softness and gentleness. It brings love, friendship, harmony, passion, sensuality, pleasure and is concerned with our relationships and our relationship with pleasure and joy.

The moon and Venus both have receptive qualities.

In the spiritual realm, Venus and the moon work well with intuitive natures to encourage you to live in flow. They provide you with the energy that helps you open, surrender and trust.

In the physical realm, the moon represents the body so bringing that gentle energy of Venus to your body by focusing on doing things that make you feel happy, nurtured and cared for today is helpful.

In the emotional realm, allow the full spectrum of your emotions the respect they deserve today and try to express how you feel in ways that bring harmony and gentleness to your relationships.

In your art journal, create an image that celebrates your body.


The moon is in the sign of Capricorn today.

Capricorn energy is receptive and nocturnal in nature. It is also pragmatic, deliberate, persistent, disciplined, and conservative. Capricorn energy likes to focus on practical and useful actions but it can be emotionally restrained or reserved.

When the moon is in Capricorn, it’s a good time to look at your boundaries and limitations and understand how they affect your goals. 

Capricorn is ruled by Saturn so the moon is carrying a little of that planet’s energy as well Saturn brings wisdom about time, endings, limits, responsibility and maturity. Capricorn also carries the energy of our ancestors. Some of the archetypes associated with Capricorn include the Crone and Hecate.

What are the rights of passage that you’ve walked through in your life?

What place of maturity did it help bring you to?

In your art journal, create an image that represents a right of passage you’ve passed through in your life and the place of maturity it brought you.


The moon is in an intense relationship with Pluto.

This is because they are in the same sign today so astrologically speaking its like they are close together and the moon is amplifying Pluto’s energy.

It’s a good time to dig deeper into things and see what’s at the root of your behaviors or what you are feeling.

Think about a situation that is currently troubling you. Maybe it’s an area of your life that isn’t going the way you’d like it to or maybe it’s a relationship that isn’t feeling easy or fun or maybe it’s a goal that you are having a hard time reaching.

Take a few deep breaths as you think about this troubling situation and as you do ask your spirit guides and angels if they have any insight or support they can send your way. Tell them you want to see what is at the root of this troubling situation.

What well-buried traumas or hurts is it connected to?

In your art journal, draw, paint or collage an image that represents the emotional or spiritual roots of a challenging situation you are currently dealing with.

Have fun with your art journal and the moon this week.

with love,

Dana da Ponte



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