art journal with the moon september 25 - october 1 2023

Art Journal with the Moon for September 25-October 1, 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 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.

Releasing and Letting Go with the Full Moon in Aries

We greet a full moon in Aries this week.

Depending on the condition of the full moon, I tend to use full moon magic in my art journal to either amplify and magnify my goals and dreams, visualize what standing in my power means to me, celebrate something in myself or my life, contemplate what shining brighter in my life would look and feel like or I use it to release and let go. Technically speaking, the waning moon phases are best for releasing and letting go but I still love a good burning and release on a full moon. This full moon is one of those times.

Traditionally, the Full Moon in Aries speaks to us of boldness, initiation, and fiery determination. Aries, ruled by the planet Mars, invites action, leadership, and moving forward. Under a typical Aries Full Moon, I might feel the impulse to start a new venture, take a stand, or boldly declare my desires.

However, this particular full moon is unique. Mars, the ruler of Aries, is in the balanced sign of Libra. Libra seeks harmony, partnership, and compromise. The assertive and direct energies of Mars are softened. Instead of the pure, unbridled assertiveness one might expect with an Aries Full Moon, there’s an underlying theme of seeking balance between your own needs and the needs of others.

Plus, Mars is close to the South Node which really pulls in this theme of culmination and endings. The South Node speaks to past lessons, old patterns, and sometimes, the need to release or let go. With Mars, the planet of action and desire, aligning with this point, we’re being asked to consider which of our impulses or desires might have served their purpose and are now ready to be completed or released.

As you work with this full moon in your art journal, I suggest considering the areas of your life where the Aries and Libra axis are placed on your birth chart. Let me use my chart to give you an example of how working with the full moon in this way is more personal and specific to what’s going on in my life.

For me, the full moon is activating the eleventh and fifth houses in my birth chart. The full moon will be in my eleventh house of groups, friendships, community, alliances, benefactors, and hopes or wishes for the future but Mars will be in my fifth house, the realm of creative self-expression, creative projects, hobbies, pleasure, joy, children, and romantic relationships.

With Aries in my eleventh house, I tend to have a strong need for independence, a pioneering spirit, and even a warrior-like protection over my individuality within social settings and friendships. It also means I’ve been guarded and protective in relationships.

With Mars being in the sign of Libra during this full moon, its hinting at this tension between my desire for autonomy and healthy boundaries with my desire for connection and intimacy. Or, in other words my desire for self-protection versus my desire for vulnerability and closeness in relationships.

I have a “young part” of me that has been carrying the burden of being protective, defensive, and independent as a way to feel safe within my friendships and social experiences.

This young part believes that being fiercely independent and self-reliant is the only way to navigate relationships but it also makes me feel isolated and there are other parts of me that are tired and weary from always needing to be protective and defensive (Aries in my 11th house). They yearn for more trust, support, and interdependence in my relationships. I want to be more trusting. I want to let down my guards and believe in the goodness and love other people want to give me (Mars in Libra in my 5th house).

This Full Moon is helping me reconcile these conflicting needs and desires. It’s illuminating my wounded pattern of fierce independence and protection and it’s inviting me to re-examine and release this deeply ingrained pattern I carry in my heart.

This young part has been carrying the burden of trying to protect me based on its understanding of the world but it’s my job to be with that part now that I’m an adult and this full moon is the perfect time to do that as there are bigger, benevolent forces supporting this kind of healing and release. For this reason, during the full moon, I want to explore this younger part’s underlying fears, desires, and needs. What experiences shaped her worldview? What does she truly need to feel safe and supported?

What I know already is this young part within me fears being left, forgotten, or rejected. She feels that if she doesn’t protect herself, there will be no one else to do it for her. She believes that self-reliance is the only way to ensure safety but beneath her protective layers, there’s a deep longing for closeness, support, and understanding from others. Inconsistent, neglectful, or conditional care from the relationships in her life instilled a belief that the world is unsafe, and others are unreliable. The negative and traumatic experiences she had in her friendships and from her peers when she was bullied and made fun of at school reinforced her need for self-protection and independence.

During the full moon, I want to acknowledge and validate her feelings, fears, and desires without judgment, allowing space for her to express and explore her needs and experiences. I want to reassure her that there are secure, stable relationships and communities where she can express herself without fear of harm or abandonment. And that no matter what, she will always have me and the trees and the moon and her angels and Great Mother. There are so many loving forces that she can lean into and rely on. For as long as she needs them, they will be there.

I want to offer reassurance and support to this young part within me, helping her understand that it’s safe to rely on others and that interdependence can coexist with self-sufficiency. I want to explore new narratives and behaviors that can foster a sense of trust and connection within my friendships and the people I socialize with now in my life. I want to set clear intentions to release my old patterns of defensiveness and isolation and welcome new patterns of trust, vulnerability, and interconnectedness.

That’s my journey with the full moon. When you’re ready, let’s look at yours. You’ll find more details on the journal prompt for Friday. 


Today the moon is in the gibbous phase, it’s in the sign of Aquarius and it’s having a tense relationship with Jupiter.

When the moon is in a tense relationship with Jupiter like it is today, our emotions (represented by the Moon) are struggling with our desire to grow and expand (that’s the Jupiter part). Imagine you feel a push to go big or be more, but your emotions say, “Hmmm, let’s think about this for a moment.”

Emotionally, this might bring feelings of restlessness or a clash between being content and happy and wanting more. Spiritually, it could be a tug of war between being in the present moment and craving something bigger or different. It might feel like a battle between being grateful for what you have and always wanting more, which can lead to feelings of overindulgence or excess.

To reflect on these themes, ask yourself questions like: Am I looking for more because it’s what I truly desire, or am I trying to fill a void? How can I balance my emotional contentment with my desire for expansion? Am I overindulging or avoiding my feelings by seeking more? How can I find spiritual growth while appreciating the present moment? How can I ensure my quest for more doesn’t overwhelm my emotional well-being?

Ultimately, you want to consider what a balanced path forward looks and feels like.

In your art journal, draw, paint or collage an image that represents reaching for more while at the same time being happy with what you already have.


The moon is in the gibbous phase today. It’s also having a tense relationship with Uranus, a happy relationship with Mars, an opposing relationship with Venus and a close relationship with Saturn. The moon is also moving from the sign of Aquarius to Pisces but before it does, it’s spending most of the day being void of course. 

This sometimes happens when the moon is moving from one zodiac sign to another or when it’s not making any aspects with other planets – I think of it as though the moon is just hanging around alone and in the in-between space – no longer where it was but not yet where it will be. The moon likes reflecting energy down to us but when it’s void of course there’s nothing substantial for it to reflect so its reflecting that emptiness back to us. 

Today, the moon has aspects with different planets but it’s not in between signs for a big portion of the day.

This reminds us to take a brief pause, as the moon suspends its influence and brings a little stillness and introspection.

Embrace this pause, take a step back, and reflect. This period is not about making significant decisions or initiating new projects; rather, it’s a time for taking stock, for going inward, and for focusing on self-care and inner peace.

When the moon is void of course, it is a good time to engage in activities that nurture your emotional well-being. This is also an opportune time for self-reflection and introspection, allowing you to connect more deeply with your inner self.

On the flip side, it’s best to avoid initiating new projects, making important decisions, or embarking on significant endeavors during this period. The energy of the void of course moon is not conducive to starting new things; rather, it supports wrapping up loose ends and investing in self-care.

Consider reflecting on these questions during a Void of Course Moon:

What areas of my life require my attention, but I’ve been neglecting?

How can I better care for my emotional well-being?

What loose ends do I need to tie up before moving forward?

The void of course moon invites us to embrace the pause, to indulge in introspection, and to nurture our emotional health. It’s a gentle reminder from the cosmos that in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, taking time for yourself, for stillness and self-care, is not only beneficial—it’s essential.

In your art journal, draw, paint or collage an image that represents pausing to take care of your emotional and spiritual needs.


The gibbous moon moves is in the sign of Pisces today and it’s having a happy relationship with Jupiter. 

Jupiter wants to bring harmony, well-being, kindness, justice, abundance, growth, expansion, good luck and balance to your life. The moon is supporting Jupiter’s desire to do this in your life today.

The moon is the queen of the night. She wants to illuminate the darkness, bring about change, be a mirror to reflect us back to ourselves and awaken our receptive and intuitive powers. She represents your body and emotions and reminds you that life is an ever-changing cycle of birth, death, decay and rebirth. She wants to bring kindness, nurturing, novelty and adaptability.

Together, the moon and Jupiter are shining more peace into your life today. They’re helping you feel open-hearted and generous. They’re supporting you in focusing on what connects you to 0thers and what brings you together. It’s energy that helps you feel calm and safe and willing to see and receive the goodness other people want to share with you. It’s energy that reminds you what’s good in your life.

One of the best ways to work with this energy is to drop into your heart and choose something in your life to feel grateful for.

Choose that one thing now and focus on it for a moment until you notice a calming, an opening or a small shift in your heart center.

In your art journal, draw, paint or collage an image that represents opening your heart and feeling grateful.


The gibbous moon is having a happy relationship with Uranus and Pluto today and an opposing relationship with Mercury and a close relationship with Neptune. It’s also moving from the sign of Pisces into the sign of Aries where the full moon will be tomorrow. It’s only spending about three hours in the late afternoon in the mountain time zone being void of course so that’s not too long of a period of pause and reflection. 

I want to talk about the moon being in the gibbous phase because it’s almost as big and bright as it will be during this lunar cycle.

The gibbous phase whispers hints of what’s to come. It’s the moon coming into full power but not being there quite yet.

In this phase, the moon represents a time of reflection, adjustment, and refinement. It’s the period where, ideally, your initial vision from the New Moon starts taking its near-final shape, brimming with potential and purpose.

Emotionally, the Gibbous phase can stir feelings of anticipation, as if we’re on the cusp of a significant realization or culmination. Energetically, it can feel like energy building up.  Spiritually, it’s an invitation to trust in the process, to have faith in the journey, even if the destination isn’t entirely in view. It’s about refining your intentions, making necessary adjustments, and setting the stage for the grand reveal of the Full Moon. This phase symbolizes the meticulous care in creation, the patience, and perseverance it takes to bring something to fruition.

In the context of the creative process, the gibbous moon mirrors the stages of fine-tuning and honing. Whether you’re crafting a piece of art, nurturing a relationship, or embarking on a personal journey, this phase reminds you of the importance of dedication to your craft or path, the significance of the “almost there” in your endeavors, and the beauty of the process.

In your art journal, start by drawing or painting the gibbous moon, letting its crescent of shadow remind you of the space between idea and result. Around it, depict your personal creation journey. What does your ‘almost complete’ look like? How do you feel when you’re close to completing something but not quite done yet?

In your art journal, draw, paint or collage an image that represents the growing wonder and power of the moon in its gibbous phase.


Happy full moon in Aries.

Usually, a Full Moon in Aries is about kicking things off, starting new projects with a general feeling of wanting to take on the world. It’s like a shot of energy, making you want to take the lead and pursue what you want.

But, this Full Moon is a bit different. Mars, the planet that rules Aries, is hanging out in Libra. Libra is all about balance, peace, and working together. Instead of rushing forward with your plans and desires, you might find yourself wanting to balance your needs with the needs of others around you. You might feel a need to cooperate more and make sure everything is fair and square.

To add to this, Mars is also close to the South Node. This is associated with our past and the need to let go of old habits, beliefs or desires. Think about what desires or impulses you’ve outgrown and need to leave behind. It’s like a cosmic nudge to reflect on your past actions and desires and decide what still serves you and what you need to let go of.

In simple terms, this Full Moon is a time to be bold but balanced, to be mindful of your actions and how they affect others, and to let go of the old stuff that’s not serving you anymore.

To personalize this moon even further, let’s get specific and see the area of YOUR life that this moon energy is focused on.

To figure out what area of your life this moon wants you to focus on, you simply need to know your rising sign.

If you don’t know your rising sign (it’s different than your sun or moon sign), then you can read more about it here and you can calculate what it is here. I also show you how to calculate your birth chart using the whole sign house system here. When you create your birth chart in this way, you will see your rising sign is the zodiac sign that occupies the first house in your birth chart.

If your rising sign is Aries, the full moon is in your first house, the house of self. It is illuminating the very core of your being, your essence, and your individuality. Mars, the ruler of Aries, is in your seventh house which governs your relationships, marriage or most intimate friendship or close partnerships. This full moon is carrying themes between the self and the other, the individual and the partner.

Look for themes of self-discovery and relationship dynamics. How does your identity intertwine with the people you are close to? Do you lose your sense of self when you get close to someone else?

Ask yourself: How do I balance my individual needs and desires with those of my partner? Am I maintaining harmony within my relationships while honoring my true self? What lessons have my past relationships imparted upon my spirit, and how can I integrate this wisdom into my present day relationship goals?

During the full moon, consider letting go of patterns in your relationships where your self-centered behaviors in the past prevented connection or closeness or release any fears, insecurities, or self-doubt that have held you back from expressing your true self in your closest relationships. Imagine freeing yourself from the patterns in your close relationships that are imbalanced or don’t help you grow or don’t treat you with respect. Or perhaps consider releasing anything negative or harmful about how you see yourself in relationship.

If your rising sign is Taurus, this full moon will reveal hidden truths from your twelfth house, the mysterious realm of the subconscious, dreams, and all that is unseen. Mars, the ruler of this full moon, will be in Libra which is in your sixth house of daily routines, health, and service. This blend of energies is activating a dance between your daily reality and your hidden, internal worlds.

Ask yourself: Are there unsaid words or unseen actions in my daily life that need acknowledgment? How is my spiritual well-being impacting my health and daily routines, and is there harmony between my everyday life and my inner world? Are there patterns in my day-to-day life that are reflections of my subconscious mind, and what can they teach me about my spiritual path? How can I balance my everyday realities with my spiritual needs? Is there a hidden power in my routines that I can tap into to nurture my spirit? What subconscious patterns are influencing my daily life, and how can they be aligned with my soul’s purpose?

During the full moon, consider letting go subconscious blocks or unseen patterns that have been affecting your health and daily routines. Reflect on the balance between giving and receiving, between being of service and nurturing your own spirit. Release patterns of placing other people’s needs ahead of your own when it is harmful to you or your body.

If your rising sign is Gemini, this full moon is lighting up your eleventh house, the realm of friendships, communities, and hopes and dreams. This is where you connect with the collective, where you find your tribe and where you dream of the future. Mars, the fiery ruler of Aries, is residing in your fifth house, the area that has to do with your creativity, romance, and self-expression.

Themes you might explore include how your creative energies and passions play into your social life or your community or the group experiences you have. Emotional and spiritual themes of individuality within friendship or groups and themes of balancing giving and receiving in friendships and groups or themes of aligning personal passions with community needs might come up.

Ask yourself: How can my unique creative expressions contribute to my community or the collective? Am I balancing my pursuit of joy and self-expression with my societal engagements and friendships? Is there harmony between my individual creative energies and my collective dreams? How do my artistic expressions or romantic endeavors harmonize with my societal contributions and connections? Is there a balance between my individual joy and needs and my needs to be connected in community or friendship?

During this full moon, consider releasing any imbalances in your friendships and creative expressions. Reflect on whether your personal passions are in alignment with your sense of community and whether your contributions to the groups and friendships are fulfilling your individual spirit. Perhaps it’s time to release creative projects or friendships that no longer serve your higher self and your community.

If your rising sign is Cancer, the full moon is shining its light in your tenth house, the house of career, reputation, and public life. This is the arena where you strive, achieve, and receive recognition. Meanwhile, Mars, the ruler of this full moon in Aries, is finding its place in your fourth house of home, family, ancestors, parents and inner foundations, in the balanced and harmonious sign of Libra, alongside the South Node which emphasizes release and completion.

This full moon is exploring themes between your public persona and your private self, between your professional achievements and your emotional foundations. You might find your thoughts wandering between your career and your home life, between your ambitions and your emotional security.

Ask yourself: Is my career path in harmony with my inner values and my family life? How do I balance my professional ambitions with my need for emotional security and familial harmony? Is my outer success aligned with inner contentment? Am I nurturing my inner self as I climb the ladder of success? Is my professional life in harmony with my home life?

Consider using this full moon to release any imbalances between your professional and personal life. Reflect on whether your career path aligns with your emotional and familial needs. Perhaps it’s time to let go of professional ambitions that don’t serve your inner peace or family life, or to release family patterns that hinder your public success.

If your rising sign is Leo, this full moon is illuminating your ninth house, the domain of higher learning, wisdom, and far-reaching journeys, both of the mind and body. It’s the space where you seek meaning, expansion, and broader perspectives. Meanwhile, Mars, the ruler of Aries, is stationed in your third house, the realm of communication, learning, and immediate environment, in the balancing sign of Libra, next to the South Node, signaling themes of release and endings here.

Themes you might explore include the relationship between your quest for higher truths and your everyday interactions and learning experiences. It’s a time to explore how your philosophies, faith and beliefs are expressed in your daily communications and immediate surroundings.

Ask yourself: How do my beliefs and philosophies influence the way I communicate and interact? Is there alignment between my pursuit of higher truth and my daily expressions and exchanges? Are the higher truths I seek in harmony with my how I express myself everyday? Am I learning things that help me expand and grow?

During this full moon, consider releasing any disconnect between your faith and spirituality and daily communications. Perhaps there are beliefs and philosophies that no longer serve your everyday interactions and learning experiences, or maybe there are communication patterns that are not in sync with your higher truths and understanding. Let those go.

If your rising sign is Virgo, this full moon is in your eighth house, a mysterious realm associated with shared resources, taxes, debt (emotional, spiritual, ancestral and financial), your psyche, your relationship with death, transformation, and the metaphysical aspects of existence. It’s the house where energies merge, leading to profound transformations. However, Mars, ruler of Aries, is finding its place in your second house in Libra alongside the South Node, representing endings and a time to release related to what you own, what you value, how you earn a living, your income and material possessions, your relationship with money, and your self-worth.

Explore themes around your relationship with money or debt, your own feelings of self-worth and value, the way you earn a living or the money and possessions you share with someone else.

Ask yourself: How do my personal values and possessions enhance or hinder my deeper relationships? Am I sharing my resources with the people I love? Can I maintain my resources while I share myself with another? Is there any debt I need to clear or release? Is there anything I need to release or let go to support my emotional well-being? Are there any limiting beliefs I need to overcome in my relationship with money?

During this full moon, release material attachments that are getting in the way of you feeling closer to someone you love. Release any emotional, spiritual, ancestral or financial debt that you no longer need or want to carry. Release any limiting beliefs around your relationship with money.

If your rising sign is Libra, this full moon is in your seventh house, spotlighting relationships, partnerships, and close connections. At the same time, Mars, ruling planet of Aries, resides in Libra and is positioned near the South Node in your first house, highlighting endings and completions in your individuality, your essence, and how you present yourself to the world.

You are exploring themes around self and other, individuality and connection, independence and cooperation.

Ask yourself: Do my relationships reflect my true essence? Do my relationships help me grow and expand? Am I presenting my true self in the relationships that are closest to me? How can I maintain my uniqueness while being in a committed relationship? Does my marriage or partnership reflect who I truly am?

During this full moon release anything in your relationships that prevents you from being your true self? Release any limiting beliefs that prevent you from expressing who you really are in the relationships that are most important to you. Release anything that prevents you from enjoying deep, authentic connection with the people you love.

If your rising sign is Scorpio, this full moon is in your sixth house, the realm of daily routines, health, and service. It’s casting its glow on the intricate tapestry of your daily life and the ways you serve others, illuminating your patterns of duty and well-being. Meanwhile, Mars, the ruler of Aries, is mingling with the South Node in Libra in your twelfth house, which governs hidden things, unseen realms, and spiritual solitude, but also of release and completion of old, faded patterns.

You are exploring themes of service and solitude and the visible realms in relation with the invisible realms.

Ask yourself: Are my daily rituals in harmony with my soul’s deepest longing? Is my service to others a dance with the divine, unseen forces of the universe? Are my daily routines nourishing my soul? How do my everyday actions reflect my spiritual journey? Am I listening to the wisdom of my soul, letting it guide my service to others?

This full moon inviting to release any dissonance between the seen and unseen, between duty and spirit. It’s a time to unravel any threads in your daily life that are not in harmony with your soul and to let go of routines that do not serve your spiritual journey.

If your rising sign is Sagittarius, this full moon lights up your fifth house, the home of romance, children, creativity, passion, joy and what makes your heart sing and your spirit soar. It’s whispering secrets about the essence of your true joys and how your spirit expresses its vibrancy through creation and recreation. Simultaneously, Mars, the fiery ruler of Aries, is in your eleventh house, emphasizing community connections, friendships, and collective pursuits.

You are exploring themes of individual joy and connection with community, personal passions and pleasure with friendships and social involvements.

Ask yourself: How do my creative expressions support my community? How do my joys and pleasures mix with my societal involvements and friendships? How do my creative pursuits and joyful expressions contribute to and resonate with the collective? Do my passions and joys harmonize with my social circles and friendships? How can I balance my personal expressions of joy with my commitment to community?

This full moon is inviting you to release any discord between what brings you joy and your friendships or community. Release any creative projects that no longer bring you joy. Release friendships and group activities that do not inspire you.

If your rising sign is Capricorn, this full moon in your fourth house, the sanctuary of family, home, roots, ancestors and the foundations that grew you. Meanwhile, Mars is in your tenth house of career, public life, and reputation, indicating themes of endings and transformation in how the world perceives you and your professional journey.

During this full moon, you are exploring themes of your private self and your public self, your home and your career, your professional aspirations and your family life.

Ask yourself: How does my emotional well-being support or hinder my professional life? How do my roots and private life harmonize with my professional reputation, public persona and career? Am I building a career that honors my emotional needs, family life and my roots? How can my emotional foundations support my professional dreams? Are there any imbalances between my private life and professional dreams that need addressing and realignment?

The full moon is inviting you to release anything that doesn’t serve your public persona or your professional reputation. It’s also inviting you to release anything that’s getting in the way of achieving balance between your professional and personal life. Finally, it’s inviting you to release any limiting beliefs, patterns or behaviors from your childhood or ancestors that is not serving your professional goals and dreams.

If your rising sign is Aquarius, this full moon is in your third house, a realm of communication, peers, neighbors, everyday connections, teaching, goddess spirituality and early education. It reveals the ways you connect and communicate with the world around you. Mars is beside the South Node in your ninth house, the domain of higher learning, long journeys, your faith, beliefs and spirituality, religion and philosophical explorations, raising questions about your beliefs, knowledge, and the exploration of distant realms and profound truths.

The full moon is inviting you to explore themes around your beliefs, your knowledge, the journeys you want to go on (worldly and spiritually speaking), how your daily communications are in line with your spiritual values and beliefs.

Ask yourself: Are my daily interactions and communications a true reflection of my higher beliefs and understandings? How can I bridge the gap between my immediate environment and my pursuit of profound truths? Is there harmony between my everyday connections and my philosophical explorations, or is there a discord that needs reconciliation?

The full moon is inviting you to release any misalignments between your daily interactions and your higher ideals, to release any beliefs that stop you from communicating your spiritual truths and to release anything from your everyday life that doesn’t feel deeply meaningful.

If your rising sign is Pisces, the full moon is in your second house, the realm of money, income, livelihood, possessions and values. It speaks of your material world and the resources you hold, revealing the essence of what you value and how you allocate your resources. Mars, the ruler of Aries, finds himself in Libra and joins the South Node in your eighth house, the domain of shared resources, taxes, debt, transformations, and the deep, unseen currents of life and death.

The full moon is inviting you to explore themes around money, how you earn a living, the things you own, the resources and money you share with someone else, how you feel about the debt you’ve accumulated in your life (emotional, spiritual, ancestral and financial) and your relationship with death.

Ask yourself: How do my personal resources and values align or clash with the deeper transformations I want to experience in my life? How can my material world be a catalyst for profound transformation? Is there a balance between my personal resources and shared wealth? Is my relationship with money and what I own supporting my emotional well being?

The full moon is inviting you to release any limiting beliefs or behaviors that are preventing you from earning the kind of money you want to earn, to release anything in your relationship with money that causes your stress or anxiety and to release whatever debt you no longer want to carry.

In your art journal, draw, paint or collage an image that represents what you want to release or let go during this full moon.


The full moon is moving from the sign of Aries to Taurus today. It’s also having a tense relationship with Pluto, a happy relationship with Venus, a happy relationship with Saturn and an opposing relationship with Mars.

When the Moon is in Taurus, it brings themes of comfort, stability, and sensuality to your emotional world. Think of Taurus as the cozy, comfy places in nature you can retreat to. It’s grounded, loves nice things, good food, and relaxation. The moon today might inspire you to just chill, enjoy life’s pleasures, and find your stable center. You can find comfort in simple joys and physical pleasures, like enjoying a hearty meal or the warmth of a gentle breeze. You might also notice the strong desire for emotional stability and avoiding disruptions, leading to a more peaceful, but sometimes stubborn, mood.

Spiritually, the Taurus Moon can prompt reflections on what truly makes you feel happy and fulfilled. It can be a time to consider your values and what really matters to you at the core. Ask yourself: What really brings me comfort and peace? What do I value the most in my life? Am I focusing too much on material and physical comforts and neglecting my spiritual well-being? How can I find balance between enjoying life’s pleasures and not overindulging?

In your art journal, draw, paint or collage an image that represents the simple joys in your life.


The full moon is in the sign of Taurus and it’s having a close relationship with Jupiter.

This kind of closeness between the moon and Jupiter brings ease and flow.

Jupiter wants to bring harmony, well-being, kindness, justice, abundance, growth, expansion, good luck and balance to your life. The moon is supporting Jupiter’s desire to do this in your life today because the comforting and nurturing qualities of the Moon merge harmoniously with the expansive and optimistic nature of Jupiter.

This can bring uplifting emotional and spiritual experiences. You might feel a surge of joy and optimism, a lightness that could elevate you above any sadness or despair that might come your way today. This is also a time when the spirit of generosity and kindness might feel more pronounced, creating an environment conducive to giving and receiving support and love, allowing you to connect more deeply with others. The closeness the moon and Jupiter share today may also provide an opportunity for insight and awareness, helping you have more empathy and understand yourself and others in a deeper way.

On a spiritual level, this energy could inspire spiritual growth, providing insights and wisdom that can deepen your spiritual beliefs and practices. It’s a time rich with the possibility of manifesting desires and intentions, focusing on the abundance the greater forces of Love have to offer you. It may also serve as a beacon, illuminating your higher calling and purpose in life and encouraging you to pursue your spiritual aspirations with renewed passion and enthusiasm.

Take a moment to close your eyes and imagine what it feels like to be bathed in goodness – as if a warm magical liquid light of harmony was being poured all over your body and throughout all the corners of your life – all the people you interact with, all the places you will go today, all the spaces you will be in and all the experiences you will have are bathed in this warm golden light of goodness.

Take a deep breath and feel that all the way in your belly.

In your art journal, create an image that represents attracting more goodness in your life.

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

with love,

Dana da Ponte



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