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Art Journal with the Moon October 10-16 2022

Art Journal with the Moon October 10-16, 2022

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.

A Few Thoughts About the Moon This Week

There is some really lovely astrological energy happening this week and a lot of it is being created by the planet Venus.

When she’s able to really shine, Venus likes to inspire fertility and growth. She loves the idea of reigning more beauty, grace, softness, love, friendship, harmony, passion, sensuality, intimacy and happiness into our lives and relationships. The energy of Venus also brings playfulness, pleasure and joy. Venus wants to help you enjoy your life. She’s not great at helping you get your work done or motivating you to put effort into something but she does love to help you express yourself artistically and with love and remind you life is more than work, responsibility and duty.

Venus is in the sign of Libra this week and so is the Sun. Libra is ruled by the planet Venus so Venus is in a sign that feels like home to her. She’s basically in her happy place being supported to give us the lovely gifts she naturally wants to share.

My autumn altar is devoted to Venus this year. Symbols associated with Venus include the rose which speaks to her connection to love, fertility, passion and a woman’s “flower”. She is also represented by a crown of myrtle which is an evergreen plant with tiny white flowers on it. Other Venus symbols include poppy, water-mint and morning dew. Seashells are another common symbol as they represent her birth at sea and of course carry other erotic connotations.

She is also associated with herbal magic and ritual baths that leave us feeling renewed and refreshed. In Greek mythology, she is referred to as Aphrodite and I love how Charlene Spretnak, in her book “Lost Goddesses of Early Greece”, describes her in the Myth of Aphrodite. She is the breath of renewal who touches us with desire and draws the promise of life from us. She is attended to by her Graces: Flowering, Beauty, Growth, Joy and Radiance and she alone understands the love that begets life. How beautiful is that? Oh to understand the love that gives rise to the things I want to create in my life! Hence the altar devoted to Venus this autumn.

That’s the lovely energy we are dancing with this week.

The moon and Saturn are both in a happy relationship with Venus on Friday. After listening to the astrologers I follow it sounds like a cuddle puddle of planets that want to help you enjoy the important relationships in your life. It’s a day to plan a party, invite your friends over or gather with your family. Be with the people you love and do something you’ll look back on with fondness.

The moon has taught me to savor these sweet moments when they come because the mood is always changing and Chaos is known to come riding into your life on a horse called Random just to remind you that nothing lasts forever. Sometimes weeks like this are the sweetness that comes before the toothache. After listening to the astrology podcasts I follow it sounds like the eclipse season we enter at the end of the month is more sour than sweet so let’s enjoy the goodness we encounter in the next couple weeks, shall we?

Monday

Today the moon is still in its fullest and brightest phase. The moon is at its peak energy and full potential which can mirror that same thing for you and your spirit. You can use this heightened energy to come into your full power as well.

Let’s invite any of your inner parts that are uncomfortable with you standing in your power.

Do you remember a time in your life when you weren’t allowed to stand in your power?

Do you remember a time when you felt uncomfortable with really good things happening to you?

In your art journal, draw, paint or collage an image of a full moon and what you want to release, let go or forgive inside the moon.

For those of you who have joined the Moon Mapping Year and receive the MAP Your Mornings podcast, on Monday morning we work with Today, the moon is still in the full moon phase. We use that moon phase energy to support you in standing your power.

The moon is in the sign of Aries for the early morning. We use that energy to strengthen your ability to be persistent and committed as you work to reach the important goals in your life. The moon is void of course until the later afternoon. We use that energy to surrender to the Divine a current troubling situation you’re dealing with. The moon moves into the sign of Taurus. We use that energy to dose your system with the medicine of safety. Your nervous system love this.

The moon is in a tense relationship with Pluto today. We use that energy to tend to exiled parts in your psyche.

The other energy from the cosmos we’re going to use to help your subconscious mind tend to your lost or young parts is from Mars being in a tense relationship with Neptune. This tense relationship between the two planets can heighten challenging emotions like anxiety, fear, overwhelm, depletion or anger and irritation. It might also cause you to feel scattered or like it’s hard to stay focused on the task at, some use that energy to set up a reminder in your day to slow down, take a breath and drop in your body.

Pluto is stationing direct in the sign of Capricorn. We use that energy to tend to your inner parts who are lingering after all the growth you experienced when Pluto was in retrograde – even if you’re not consciously aware of what that growth is right now. We ask your subconscious mind to tend to any of your parts who need tending to as they step up and become who you are now ready to be after all the growing and changing you went through since April.

Finally, Venus is in opposition with Chiron. Venus tends to focus her energy on our relationships and our relationship with money. Chiron wants to help us heal our deepest wounds. Whatever money or relationship wounds you have might be feeling more tender and vulnerable. We use that energy to tend to those tender and vulnerable parts.

Tuesday

The moon is in the fixed earth sign of Taurus today. Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus so the moon is carrying a little bit of that planet’s energy today as well.

Taurus energy is stable and secure. It brings an air of grace, calm, tolerance, tenacity, comfort, pleasure, grounding, safety and security. Depending on the way it affects you or the area of your life it influences the most, it may also bring laziness, inactivity or stubbornness.

Allow the stable and secure energy of Taurus to sit in your body for a moment.

Think of someone or something that makes you feel safe.

It could be someone you know or even a place in nature that makes you feel held. Maybe its the feeling of being wrapped in the arms of someone you love.

Your nervous system deeply benefits from dosing your field with feelings of safety. Taking care of your body includes caring for your nervous system and allowing it to remember what feeling calm and grounded is like. When you are able to achieve that feeling of safety its like medicine to your nervous system – a warm liquid medicine that flows through your nervous system and speaks to the energy you hold there and reminds your entire system you can let go and relax because in this moment you are safe. Your brain can take a break. It doesn’t need to stay alert. It can put down the guards.

In your art journal, paint what feeling calm looks like to you.

If you have joined the Moon Mapping Year and receive the MAP Your Mornings podcast, on Tuesday morning the moon is still in the full moon phase. We use that moon phase energy to support you in standing your power.

The moon is in the sign of Taurus. We use that energy to dose your system with the medicine of safety. Your nervous system love this.

The moon is in an intense relationship with Uranus today. Uranus likes to bring unexpected changes into your life to inspire you to awaken or grow emotionally and spiritually but this doesn’t always happen in a gentle way. Sometimes these changes are welcome and wanted and sometimes you don’t feel ready for them. We work with the MAP Method to support you in managing any unexpected changes that may come your way.

The other energy from the cosmos we’re going to use to help your subconscious mind tend to your lost or young parts is from Mars being in a tense relationship with Neptune. This tense relationship between the two planets can heighten challenging emotions like anxiety, fear, overwhelm, depletion or anger and irritation. It might also cause you to feel scattered or like it’s hard to stay focused on the task at, some use that energy to set up a reminder in your day to slow down, take a breath and drop in your body.

Pluto is in the sign of Capricorn. We use that energy to tend to your inner parts who are lingering after all the growth you experienced when Pluto was in retrograde – even if you’re not consciously aware of what that growth is right now. We ask your subconscious mind to tend to any of your parts who need tending to as they step up and become who you are now ready to be after all the growing and changing you went through since April.

Finally, the sun is in a happy relationship with Saturn. We use that energy to receive a message from your spirit guides and angels about your future.

Wednesday

The moon is in a happy relationship with Pluto today.

With this happy relationship Pluto is having with the moon expect your sensitivities to deepen, your creative gifts to flourish, your imagination to be expanded and your intuition to be open and receptive. Communication with the realms of Spirit and your ancestors is easier in this energy. It’s a good time to clear ancestral beliefs that no longer serve you or express gratitude to your spirit guides and angels for all the support you receive – seen and unseen. Spend some time in your art journal today enjoying this deep, transformative, ancestral, wise, connected, receptive and intuitive energy.

In your art journal, draw, paint or collage an image that represents a conversation with the realm of Spirit.

If you have joined the Moon Mapping Year and receive the MAP Your Mornings podcast, on Wednesday the moon is still in the full moon phase. We use that moon phase energy to support you in standing your power.

The moon is in the sign of Taurus until the late afternoon. We use that energy to dose your system with the medicine of safety. Your nervous system love this. The moon is then void of course until the late evening. We use the moon void of course energy to surrender to the Divine a troubling situation you’re currently facing.

The moon then moves into the sign of Gemini. We magnetize that adaptable, dynamic, curious, multifaceted and swift moving energy.

The moon is in a tense relationship with Saturn today. In this tense kind of relationship with the moon, the area of your life where Saturn and the moon are in can evoke within you uncomfortable feelings around the topics of responsibility, discipline and routine so we tend to that energy to help you have a more harmonious day.

The moon is in a happy relationship with Pluto today. With this happy relationship Pluto is having with the moon expect your sensitivities to deepen, your creative gifts to flourish, your imagination to be expanded and your intuition to be open and receptive. Communication with the realms of Spirit and your ancestors is easier in this energy so we magnetize that deep, transformative, ancestral, wise, connected, receptive and intuitive energy.

The other energy from the cosmos we’re going to use to help your subconscious mind tend to your lost or young parts is from Mars being in a tense relationship with Neptune. This tense relationship between irritation. It might also cause you to feel scattered or like it’s hard to stay focused on the task at, some use that energy to set up a reminder in your day to slow down, take a breath and drop in your body.
Pluto is stationing direct in the sign of Capricorn. We use that energy to tend to your inner parts who are lingering after all the growth you experienced when Pluto was in retrograde – even if you’re not consciously aware of what that growth is right now. We ask your subconscious mind to tend to any of your parts who need tending to as they step up and become who you are now ready to be after all the growing and changing you went through since April.

The sun is in a happy relationship with Saturn. We use that energy to receive a message from your spirit guides and angels about your future.

Finally, Mercury is in an opposing relationship with Jupiter. Mercury and Jupiter are sort of coming from opposite sides so there can be this push and pull energy – like your mind and thinking are too busy and it makes you feel anxious or edgy. Anxious energy and excited energy affect the body so we tend to this energy by infusing a little relaxation into your body before you face the day.

Thursday

Today the moon is in the disseminating phase. This phase is when the moon is just starting to become smaller.  It is a time to rest, relax and rejuvenate and move inward and focus on self.  This isn’t a time to start anything new. It’s a time to reflect. It’s a great time for expressing your devotion to Spirit and for presenting offerings to your Divine helpers, your ancestors or the Earth. It’s also a great time to share the wisdom and knowledge you’ve harvested. There’s a generous or giving back quality to the waning phases of the moon. We’re taking note of the bounty we received as the moon was growing in power and feeling grateful and wanting to share what we learned or received with the people we love and care about or with a greater community we feel connected to.

How do you feel acknowledging your wisdom?

Do you see yourself as a teacher?

Do you acknowledge your accomplishments and celebrate what you’ve learned?

Take a moment to think about the last time you acknowledged one of your accomplishments.

In your art journal, create an image that represents a wisdom you now carry from something difficult you experienced.

If you have joined the Moon Mapping Year and receive the MAP Your Mornings podcast, on Thursday morning, the moon is in the disseminating phase. We use that energy to acknowledge your wisdom.

The moon is in the sign of Gemini. We magnetize that adaptable, dynamic, curious, multifaceted and swift moving energy.

The moon is in a happy relationship with Mercury today. It’s a day where your right and left brain are harmonious and respectful of each other. You’re more likely to trust your intuition or follow your creative impulses. We magnetize this balanced, communicative, curious, expressive and successful energy.

The other energy from the cosmos we are going to tend to is the energy of Venus being in a happy relationship with Saturn. Venus supports beauty, love and intimate relationships and Saturn brings the energy of commitment and stability. We magnetize that stable, joyful, intimate and committed energy.

Friday

The moon is in an intense relationship with Mars today.

I call it intense because, astrologically speaking, the moon finds itself really close to Mars and this causes them to combine their energies.

Mars is associated with the element of fire and it is a planet of courage and action. It wants to help you be bold and decisive. It can bring energies of violence, conflict, aggression and destruction but it can also support you in being daring, confident, determined and steady.

The moon and Mars are blending their energies today and depending on what area of your life that energy is affecting you personally, you might find yourself feeling ready to take action and move forward.

Think about where in your life you would like to take action today. Imagine you are marching forward, proud and confident, what are you accomplishing and how are your accomplishments affecting your life?

In your art journal, draw, paint or collage images that inspire you to feel bold and decisive.

If you have joined the Moon Mapping Year and receive the MAP Your Mornings podcast, on Friday morning the moon is in the disseminating phase. We use that energy to acknowledge your wisdom.

The moon is in the sign of Gemini until late in the evening. We magnetize that adaptable, dynamic, curious, multifaceted and swift moving energy.

The moon becomes void of course late in the evening and remains that way for the rest of the day. We use that energy to surrender to the Divine a current troubling situation you’re dealing with.

The moon is in a tense relationship with Neptune. We use that energy to tend to your empathic nature and release any energy you may have absorbed from other people.

The moon is in a happy relationship with Venus. We magnetize that receptive, open, gentle, soft, beautiful, nurturing and graceful energy.
The moon is also in a happy relationship with Saturn. Saturn brings this stability to your emotions and intuition today. We magnetize that productive, emotionally balanced, realistic, clear, stable, structure building, responsible, deep and thoughtful energy.

The moon is in an intense relationship with Mars today. This energy might help you feel ready to take action and move forward. We use that energy to imagine marching forward proud and confident in what you’ve accomplished.

The other energy from the cosmos we are going to tend to is the energy of Venus being in a happy relationship with Saturn. Venus supports beauty, love and intimate relationships and Saturn brings the energy of commitment and stability. We magnetize that stable, joyful, intimate and committed energy.

Join Me

If you are ready to enhance your alignment with the moon and rewire your brain at the same time, check out the Moon Mapping Year. When you subscribe, you now receive the MAP Your Mornings private podcast as  a BONUS. MAP Your Mornings is where I align with the moon’s energy for the day and use the MAP Method to teach your subconscious mind how to rewire your brain. Every morning (Mon-Fri), we work with the MAP Method AND the emotional and spiritual themes the moon and the planets and stars are supporting us with to rewire your brain and help you manifest the changes you most want to see in your life.

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