new moon / march


Sap Moon
Saturday, March 17th, Pisces, 6:11 am PST

Whoa! What a two weeks! I don't know if you have felt it but it seems everyone I have been talking to, interacting with, listening to, helping, etc... has had a very difficult two weeks. I wish I could tell you why. I don't have an answer. The only thing I can offer is that it is a time to stay in our hearts, and cultivate our compassion, towards ourselves and others. It has been a heated two weeks, lots of emotions washing over us during this watery time in Pisces. We can use the energy of this sign to help us stay compassionate and empathetic to what we are going through, and what those around us are going through. Remember, we are all being put through the ringer right now. So when you feel triggered, take some deep breaths and connect to your heart. When you feel you are triggering someone else, take the time to talk it through and work it out in the moment calmly and open. When you see someone else being triggered, support them, find the empathic stance to take with them to help guide them through it, or just see their point of view (even if it is different from yours).

This watery time of Pisces has a lot of people leaking their emotions all over the place. It's a time to learn to hold them, own them, and use our intuition to navigate the waters that are rising within us. Take responsibility for what you are feeling, in responsibility there is power and freedom. 

Also, Chiron is traveling in this Pisces Moon and Sun. If you don't know about Chiron I would look it up, read what it's about, and look at your chart and see where your Chiron is. Chiron is the wounded healer. Whatever house it is in is one of the wounds you must learn to own and overcome in this lifetime. Wounds are not meant to be healed by others, only ourselves. And right now it seems that this particular wound is being triggered - big time. When it is triggered it is up to us to do the healing, not the responsibility of the other person. Our wound in Chiron can be a gift at times, and a curse in others. I always try to keep an eye on mine, see how I am using it incorrectly, when I am coming from it and I shouldn't be, or seeing something falsely through its lense. 

Stay connected to your heart, have compassion, use your intuition, own your emotions. We are moving from the water feminine energy into male active fire. So hang on!

Rock-crystal ovoid vessel with wide mouth, Rock crystal, Greek, Eastern Mediterranean


full moon / march


Sap Moon
Thursday, March 1st, Virgo, 4:51 pm PST

Boy, oh boy. This full moon has already got us on a roller coaster ride. This one is strongly pulling us into extreme emotional reactions (emphasis on the word reactions). If you notice this in yourself and in others there's not much you can do to not be under its effect. But, the good news is just as quickly as you swing to your emotional peaks it means you can just as easily get yourself unstuck and more grounded. The Pisces Sun really helps us out with this. If you feel like you are losing it, way down in the dumps, or boiling over with anger the best way to knock yourself back into alignment is by getting creative. This Pisces Sun brings with it the energy of play, creativity, joy, lightness and fun. Get outside, take a hike, put on fun music, get into the studio and make something

This Virgo moon will help keep your feet on the ground, practical, and allow you to see the steps you need to take to get you to where you want to be. But, Pisces will make the journey getting there so much more fun. I can't stress being creative enough right now. Sometimes creativity just means problem solving in a creative way, thinking outside the box, or seeing something from a new perspective.

Not only do we have the Sun in Pisces but we also have about six other planets and celestial forces in this playful water sign. So don't let your emotional swings keep you down. Pisces will allow you to have movement, inspiration and motion. This can be especially helpful as we are focused on day to day practical living: how we spend our time, how we organize our home, how we take care of ourselves, ways we are of service, etc... Pisces is great energy to help shake that up, to help you recommit to focusing on the day to day in a way that feels fun, fulfilling and inspired. While Virgo can help get rid of the clutter, literally and physically, you will have ease this next week with knowing what to eliminate to help streamline your life. There is plenty of opportunity for more balance and positivity right now, you just have to choose it. 

Gabriel Kuri,  "Attempt 1 to arrest the flow from even A to event B",  2018


new moon / february


Wolf Moon
Thursday, February 15th, Aquarius, 1:05 pm PST

With this New Moon we also get a partial solar eclipse here in North America. No matter where you are, even if you can't see it, we are all affected by the energy of an eclipse. New Moons are void of any light, and are natural resting points. In the month of February there is no Full Moon, as January had it's blue moon at the end of the month, and the next Full Moon on March 1st. So we are really getting a lot of space right now. Add to the mix that this New Moon is in the sign of Aquarius, an Air sign that has a spacious and detached quality to it. We are really in a time where we can use this energy to pause and reflect, to feel the space around us, to have perspective, and see the bigger picture. If you are in the middle of a conflict right now, or stuck about making a decision, use this energy to help you step back and look at all the components. Aquarians tend to stay in the mind, given that it is an Air sign, use the space of Air to give you a wider perspective. But also drop down into the heart as much as you can, so to make any forward movement from the truth of your heart. 

Aquarians are not concerned with the personal, so it's a great time to develop or have an intention for the greater good in mind. They are visionaries and incredible thinkers when it comes to ideas that affect the collective. But it is harder for them to connect to the personal. If you notice right now that it is harder to connect to your needs and feelings or those of others that is ok, this will shift. Use this time to be in the spaciousness of air. To feel the expanse and freedom that is available to you. It is also a time where you will feel the support of others more than usual, support from your community, even spirit or universal energy helping to hold you up and guide you. 

The eclipse energy is a little more tricky, it doesn't have the ease of Aquarius, though it might appear to. If you think about the Sun as masculine, and the Moon as feminine, then during a solar eclipse the Earth (you) moves in between the Sun and Moon. So ask yourself - How are you, in your own life, not allowing your own Male and Female to come together with in you? No matter if you are male or female, we have both energies working inside us. And all they want to do is come together in wholeness - but we have lots and lots of ways we keep them apart. Though each are personal to us and to our soul, since we are in Aquarian energy I would ask specifically about the ways you might use space, detachment, distancing, the need for freedom and autonomy, etc... to keep your inner male and female from merging. And if you are in a relationship you can see your relationship as an outward reflection of what you (your Male and Female) are doing internally. So, wherever you and your partner are not coming together, wherever or whenever you detach or disconnect, this is a reflection of what you are doing internally with yourself. For Air signs they will often think they are connected to the personal even when they aren't - they tend to lean more towards the energy of Spirit, which is a Yes energy. So things that feel positive, uplifting and comfortable are favorable even when these activities or ways of thinking leave out part of the truth. All this to say that as you reflect on the ways you use the energy of Aquarius to stay disconnected, it might mean that some of those ways actually make you feel good! and yet do not have a good result. Which is a way to trick yourself. So, really look hard and deep. Be a good and truthful detective.

This new moon is an incredible time of reflection, creative ideas, support, clearer perspective and space. 

ceramics by HANS COPER


from around

- flipping out over this show (pictured above)

- have you heard of Connie Convers? She is new to me. A lovely little write up about her in the New Yorker. Check her music out. 

- while working on a drawing last month I got deep into the Dear Sugar Radio podcast, and loved this one to teenagers - I highly recommend. 

- digging this video

- two really amazing music mixes - one - two (thank you SB) - oh and this album

- if you haven't read this incredible interview with Emilie Halpern - you are missing out. I was lucky enough to introduce this dear friend to Apiece Apart, and to style her for this shoot. Her interview is so moving and inspiring. And the beautiful photos of Em are by bff Claire Cottrell. Check it out!

- a great great interview with Lucy Grealy

- a really good PBS series on the Bronte sisters

- the thoughts of Oliver Sacks in the last months of his life

- an interesting article on women and anxiety

- are you an empath? I am - reading Dr. Orloff's book. Here is a great podcast with her here

- I love Dorothy Kilgallen - she had a very interesting and mysterious death that is linked to JFK's assassination - been reading about her lately - here and here

- just redid my dear friends website! Lara Elliott Healing

- Goddess of Creation - this is one of my all time favorite modern SNL skits - been rewatching - laughing so hard - sent to me originally by my brother who said it reminded him of me in art school - there was always one of these girls around (eye roll). Enjoy.

- if you live in LA I hope you got to see the Sarah Charlesworth show at LACMA (closed on the 4th), I am a huge fan - I also stopped into this show and was totally into it

- got to hear one of my favorite artists, Vija Celmins, speak at Art Center (where i went for undergrad and grad) a few weeks ago - can't wait to see her show this weekend


full moon / january


Wolf Moon
Wednesday, January 31st, Leo, 5:27 am PST

The gift of a Super Blue Blood Moon!
This is the first Blue Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in 152 years! The last one happened March 31st, 1866.
This special moon is one with a lot of facets and layers. It is a rare moon that is here to help us see the breakthroughs that are happening within us right now. With their bright light, full moons are great for helping to illuminate the things we are ready to see. Pay attention to what is being shown to you, especially if it something that is reoccurring. After all, a blue moon is the name given to a full moon that appears twice in one month. Keep your eyes peeled for themes that emerge. Pay particular attention to anything that happens in threes; the first is pure experience that has an impact, the second is to get your attention, and the third is a conformation. With this full moon in Leo themes might emerge about independence, freedom, creativity, passion, being a leader, play, or recognition.

Full moons are usually quite intense with the sun and moon in opposing signs. But the dynamic between the two is heightened during a full moon lunar eclipse, as the Earth moves directly in between the sun and moon. Because we are on Earth we will feel the dynamic between these two opposing signs even more as we are literally right in between them. This month the moon is in Leo and the sun in Aquarius. Both of these signs want freedom, independence, and autonomy - they really have to do with individuality. Don't be surprised if you feel a pulling away from the pack, or a need to separate yourself. Just be aware of how you are doing this - is it because you are building more of the self and moving in a direction that is in alignment with who you are, or is it a separation based on rejection? Pay attention. Again, the light of the full moon will show you how these two signs play out within you. Aquarius being an air sign, can bring a clarity of vision, the future and the big picture, though often detached and unemotional. And Leo brings the fire, passion, heart, the personal, but beware that this expression doesn't become indulgent or a need for attention. How are these two energies working within you?

With this Leo energy during the eclipse it might also bring up old (or new) heartbreak. An eclipse is a collective quickening - it pushes us into new energy. But with this lunar eclipse in the sign of Leo it could bring up some wounds of the heart, the good news is that there is energy to be used right now for deep healing and letting go. Or you might feel the Aquarius holding you back from getting in touch with these emotions. Again, an intense time full of many dynamics - so look closely and try your best to unpack what is going on inside you. When in doubt, just ask. I do this a lot, if I am unclear about something I ask for my second or third dot to connect and confirm. 

I don't know about you, but I sure feel the fire under me right now. Those seeds you planted over winter are starting to sprout and grow - use this moon as added fuel to the fire. No doubt there is something in you that is ready to burst through the soil and make its way into the light. 

image from @imrevolting


new moon / january


Wolf Moon
Tuesday, January 16th, Capricorn, 6:17 pm PST

This new moon in Capricorn is here to put us on our path. There is a lot of new energy that comes flooding in at the beginning of the new year. You might have felt it poor into your life, like a huge download of energy, ideas, clarity, and inspiration. But, until this new moon all of that energy has yet to be integrated, it's just sort of swirling around us. We need the earthy sign of Capricorn to help ground it into the body. For all of that cosmic, ethereal, universal energy to be utilized it has to be in the body, and your body has to have its feet on the ground. 

Use the symbol of Capricorn, the goat, as an archetype right now. The goat knows how to ambitiously climb to the top of the mountain, but it does so while focusing on the next step. Taking one sure footed step at a time, with consistency that creates stability. It is what allow the goat to gain wisdom and confidence along the way. The goat is practical and prudent and can help take your dreams and goals and bring them into reality. 

Spend some time today, or in the coming days, preferably with your feet on some earth, thinking about the mountain you want to climb. And it might not be a goal that is outward or tangible, but one that is more about achieving something inside, something about who you are as a person. The new year helps the new energy flood in, but now it is time to sort through all of that, and get clear on the direction you are being called to walk in. Think about what parts of you are ready to evolve. Because this is a new moon, and it is in the beginning of it's lunar cycle it can help us as we begin our new journey. It's like a blank sheet of paper, full of potential and possibility. And remember, sometimes it's the invisible journey that leads us to the gold.

Nobuo Sekine, Phase of Nothingness, 1969/2012, Blum & Poe


full moon / january


Wolf Moon
Monday, January 1st, Cancer, 6:24 pm PST

We are so lucky to get a huge supermoon on the first day of the new year. Full moons hold a lot of energy and power. Let its brightness illuminate the year ahead. There is something about this moon that will really activate our hearts. I see its image full and bright and radiant being held right in the space of the heart. With this moon in the watery sign of Cancer it will be easy to feel whatever it is you need to feel. A Full Moon in the sign of Cancer is the Moon's Moon. It's really the mother of all moons, and in its energy it does hold the great nurturing power of the universal mother. It's a very female energy we are stepping into this new year with, which is so exciting. 

I talk very openly with friends about being a woman in my late(ish;) 30's and the pressure and comments I feel and hear about being a mother and having children. People are well meaning and kind, but often don't see that a lot of the way they see and understand a woman stepping into her power, purpose, greatness, becoming a Woman with a capital "W" is through the right of passage of becoming a mother. There is much more to say about this, but I wanted to point it out that when I talk about this Cancer moon and her feminine, nurturing energy I don't mean to imply that the only way to embody or express that is to be a mother. Or that the only people who can embody, hold, or express this are mothers. I think we are all capable of nurturing and loving in this way - no age or gender can define our capacity to love deeply.

One of my favorite writers and thinkers on this subject (and others as well) is Rebecca Solnit. In her incredible book, The Mother of All Questions she writes, “One of the reasons people lock onto motherhood as a key to feminine identity is the belief that children are the way to fulfill your capacity to love. But there are so many things to love besides one's own offspring, so many things that need love, so much other work love has to do in the world.” I love this quote so much, especially where she says there is "... so much other work love has to do in the world." To me that is the message of this moon. Calling us to discover how we might love in a bigger way. How might we move through the world loving? What does that look like? What other work does our love want to do in the world? What a wonderful question to start the year with. 

Love can look like so many things. It can be fierce, healing, embracing, forgiving, it can even be in the word no. I hope this year is one full of discovering all the ways there is to love, all the things that need your love.

I encourage you to not start the year with a list. With ideas of manifestation. No intentions, please. Just let all of that go. Because ultimately all of that is being formed by the mind, which is so limited in what it knows. It's narrowing. And often when we are looking for something specific we miss something that is better and more aligned with our soul. I ask you to step into this new year like you would step out into a dark landscape. Senses heightened. An excitement that borders on fear. Looking into the darkness, the void, where anything and everything is possible. And take the first step. Feel your way with your heart and not with your eyes. And see what there is to discover.

May we be grateful for the many unknown blessings already on their way. 

Happy 2018
Thank you for being here.

Paul Outerbridge Jr. "Hand, shell, and leg", 1938


new moon / december


Night Long Moon
Sunday, December 17th, Sagittarius, 10:30 pm PST

Oh sweet Night Long Moon. This is the time of year when early and long dark nights become a haven, a magical time to explore, a backdrop for ritual, a reminder of the deep work we all do to uncover and heal. 

This New Moon is in the sign of Sagittarius, the centaur who is half animal and half human. Winter is a magical time to use the darkness of the seasons, and with the moon void of light we have a very dark sky, as well as a lot of it as we get closer to the Winter Solstice. It is during this time of year that we start to look ahead into the coming year. We start to think about what we have been through while looking to new energy ahead of us. We can use the image of the centaur, with its four feet grounded on the earth and its bow and arrow pointed at something in the future. It can help us stay grounded and connected to what is most true in us while we think about the direction we are headed. Because we are in a New Moon and the sky is very dark it might be hard to see to what you are pointing your bow at. It's important not to shoot too quickly, accidentally hitting something unintended. But, instead to learn to use the darkness, the void, to your advantage. This is the energy of the female (in all of us, not just if you are female). The male would want to see clearly what it is shooting at. But the female can discover in the darkness the direction to aim. It's a different kind of sensing, but see if for this next week you can be the centaur. Keep your feet rooted. Your body present. And your bow drawn. Search the night sky. And ask for something to be revealed. Something you don't yet know.

This is how we move beyond where we have been and what we already know. We have to go into the unknown, the dark night sky. We are getting ready to move into uncharted waters, new territory. As souls who have been incarnated into human bodies we are constantly seeking our wholeness. Having experience after experience that bring us closer and closer to that. The magical thing about this time of year is that on every level we are open to growth and expanding into new energy that this coming new year is bringing to us. That is what the whole year has been preparing us for. 

Before we move into the sign of Capricorn (which is about motion), use the energy of Sagittarius to help you see which direction you will shoot your arrow. 


full moon / december


Long Night Moon
Sunday, December 3rd, Gemini, 7:46 am PST

You might be feeling like you are high on vibrations right now, or feeling the low grade pull on your energy, dampening it, and dulling it. Most likely you will be feeling a bouncing back between both (we have Gemini to thank for that, ha). This moon is one that is triggering excitement, creative ideas, aspirations, long term projects, dreams of the future - all exciting things. But the energy of this moon can also amp up that excitement so much that it makes you obsessive, compulsive, reactionary, and scattered.

We have come out of a New Moon in Scorpio with its watery depth, into the Fire of the Sun in Sagittarius, and the Air of this Moon in Gemini. So things have gone from diving downwards to up and out! We are in some expansive energy right now, which is great if we are expanding wilfully and on the right track. Listen to new things that are coming to you, intuitions, inspirations, things that have occurred in threes. Follow these right now. It's a good time to make sure you are balancing your expansion with some more quiet times of meditation (whatever that means for you). Just to help bring clarity to what you are moving towards. It's a very stimulating time - one where we want to be discussing and sharing and experiencing and dreaming on such a big level! And the Supermoon will just add to that, it's really lighting a fire under all those dreams. December is the month of upgrading to what is possible for you. Just make sure you have the ground under your feet. This is exciting energy and it wants to burst! But try to find that place where you don't snuff out your fire, but you also don't allow it to burn you up and burn you out. 

Among other planets transiting, Mercury is in retrograde, which, like all retrogrades, will assure that your life gets an opportunity to reshape itself to be more in line with the growth you have had and the direction you are going. Don't resist what is wanting to change. 

Georgia O'Keeffe's home in New Mexico


from around

- was sick in bed and had a marathon of
both incredible

- talked with my dad about Venice in the winter and it made me rewatch Don't Look Now - also incredible 

- since I can't stop using the word incredible - and there really isn't another word to describe this piece - I will just go ahead and use it again... incredible. What Do We Do With the Art of Monstrous Men? Incredible. Incredible. 

- Think Big - Laura Owens explores what art can do. Wish I could see this at the Whitney, in NYC

- Also, if you live in LA and are in the art world then you know about this... a well written response by Laura about what has been happening

- loving this ladies flowers

- two On Being episodes I have recently loved

- reading this, this and this. About to read this

- listening to this and this

- see the Lynda Benglis show at Blum & Poe - and Nevine Mahmoud at M+B - both are sooooo good! Rad women, making rad sculpture!

- also, I don't usually share about lifestyle stuff - but I have been fully obsessed with my Pratima skincare line. I used to use it years ago and then stopped. But, I just started again and my skin has never looked better. 

- did you know that besides my personal Instagram account - I have one for Fields of Study - AND one all about women and activism

- and I updated my art website a few months ago 

Haenyeo, 1952 / Photo by Kenneth H. Lehr


new moon / november


Hunter's Moon
Saturday, November 18th, Scorpio, 3:42 am PST

I always get really excited when the Scorpio New Moon occurs. Being a Scorpio myself I find this energy not only so in alignment with my own, obviously, but it's also just a very fertile, magical and exhilarating time.

New Moons are void of any light, being completely dark they hold the potential and forward movement of becoming whole and full, just as the Scorpio has the inherent wisdom of going into the dark to be born again anew - a New Moon is well suited to the energy of Scorpio. This is a time of new beginnings, new energy... new anything and everything. Even if it means rising from the ashes of something that has had a catastrophic end, the Scorpio knows how to become the phoenix that rises from the ashes. And this isn't done through determination or willpower, but rather the innate wisdom and trust that when you go into the dark and own it in equal measure to the rest of you, you reclaim the power of your wholeness. Instinctively the Scorpio's way through anything is to dive deep under the surface into the depths and the darkness to come out the other side. Death and rebirth, dark and light, don't have any negative or positive connotations attached to them. They are simply two sides of the same coin, a cycle that allows for transformation and growth. 

Scorpio is a very mysterious, and magical sign. It is like the alchemist of the astrological chart. In alchemy the goal is to take a base metal and transform it into gold. We are in an energy right now that can allow you to do this with anything in your life. Whatever hardships you are going through, whatever lessons you are facing, whatever you have lost or let go of, you can be the alchemist of your own life to transform all of it into gold, the wisdom of your own wholeness. You just have to be willing to go into the dark. 

If you don't know how this applies to you right now in your life, take a moment to do a small meditation and ask your soul. Close your eyes and picture a moon in the night sky over a lake. And then drop the moon into the dark water and ask it to shine light on what it is you are transforming. And then bring it back up to the surface and into the sky to reveal what it has become. 

What did you see?

Scorpios are very sensitive, intuitive and wise - they can at times be like a laser with the truth - so trust whatever came to you, even if you have to unravel the image a bit to get to the meaning. And also trust whatever is happening to you right now in your life as being exactly what your soul needs to become more whole. Try not to grip and hold on to what wants to be transformed.

With the energy of Scorpio in alignment with other planets in the sky, this is also a time of deep and profound healing. You have an opportunity right now to heal meaningful and intimate relationships in your life as well as wounds of the soul. Let this ability to heal not just affect you, but also think about the ways you can use your gifts and power to heal others.

Pay attention to the way you can move into exciting new energy in your life by being willing to die and be reborn, just as nature does this as it transitions through the seasons. Trust. 

Baumstück 9, Ricarda Roggan, 2008

holiday season online meditation workshop

Holiday Season Online Meditation

November 20th - December 24th

Imagine a holiday season where you aren’t focused on just getting through it, but on enjoying it and using all the energy that is available to you to stay more grounded, open, and perhaps have a breakthrough that will lead you into the new year! This six week online meditation workshop will help support and guide you through, what is for many, a very overwhelming time.  

Because it is online it means you can participate no matter where in the world you live. A new 20 min meditation will be posted at the beginning of each week for you to use as many times as you need it, whether that means meditating every day or once a week, it is up to you to determine how deep you want to go and how much support you need. The meditations are not live, so you can listen to it whenever works for your schedule and travels. The workshop will have all sorts of tools for you to use: breathwork meditation, visualizations, mineral information, etc. You will have the opportunity to check in and share with the group, and ask questions of myself throughout the six weeks.

It’s time to shift how we engage with the holidays, to be more open to the experiences and energy that surrounds this time.  


Sign up here

You are welcome to sign up any time during this six weeks. 


full moon / november


Hunter's Moon
Friday, November 3rd, Taurus, 10:23 pm PST

You might be able to feel the dive we are taking with the energy from this full moon. Last month we were in the energy of Libra - Gentle, harmonious, lovely Libra. Scorpio is now on the scene and pulling us down into the underworld. 

This is a time of tilling the soil. If you can get out into nature and actually do this all the better to have the physical experience of what is happening to us on an emotional level. Tilling the soil is what is done in preparation for planting, the work of creating new life. This is a time of moving the energy around, things are literally coming up and circling back down, breaking apart and healing - all simultaneously. The energy of our Sun in Scorpio is helping, as Scorpio is all about diving deep into the inner world and transforming. You might even be mistaking some hard times right now as breakdowns, but they are most likely breakthroughs with deep wisdom coming to the surface. In those moments listen for what message is trying to come though, instead of fighting it or holding on to the known. 

Scorpio is also about the richness of what can be found in the depths of our souls. So don't be surprised if a lot is coming up around death, grief, rebirth, life, sex, intimacy etc... Because Scorpio is all about transformation they innately know how to take what comes from the dark and turn it into gold. If you are a sign that has an aversion to the depths (a lot of air signs do), try to trust the Scorpio in you to go there. You will always come out the other side, and the more and more you do this the more you will trust going to those darker depths knowing that you will reemerge. 

Use the energy of our moon in Taurus to help ground you. Spend time in nature, cultivate your senses, pursue what brings you pleasure. Those things can really help you feel supported while you do this deep work. 

We have our moon in Taurus and our sun in Scorpio. Taurus will at times want to stay with what is pleasurable (especially pleasure from the senses, good food, a massage, beautiful flowers, etc...), while its opposing sign, Scorpio, will want to dive into what is uncomfortable (but holds truth)! See if you can get the two to work together, not letting the Taurus in you keep you from going where Scorpio is trying to pull you for deep emotional healing, but also not allowing the Scorpio to drag you through the mud and make you miserable. As a Scorpio myself I am guilty of this. I have a deep commitment to the truth and a love of the depth that sometimes holds me in a place of pain and sadness, and I loose a connection to feeling the pleasure of life and being nurtured.

Both Taurus and Scorpio are fixed signs, meaning they are not flexible and can be stubborn. Be aware of when you find yourself not being in the flow, gripping, or biting off more than you can handle. These are also some of the lessons we are getting right now - How to listen to when it's too much and to learn how and when to let go. There is also a lot of creativity in the air right now, so use that to help you create a new solution when the outcome you were planning for doesn't work out. Being more flexible allows for the unknown, for something we weren't expecting, but might just end up being more in alignment with who we truly are. 

Rothko chapel


mercado sagrado

Fields of Study will be at Mercado Sagrado next weekend in Malibu Canyon, CA.

I will have 33 beautiful new slabs to charge your water, some other minerals to work with as tools, some waters to sample, some 70's European new age music playing, an area to relax and tune into some minerals under the bog oak tree, some mineral monochromes for sale, and much more!

Please visit!
For info and tickets see here


new moon / october


Hunter's Moon
Thursday, October 19th, Libra, 12:11 pm PST

The Fall season is upon us as we transition into this lovely Libra New Moon. Libra is the master harmonizer. Ruled by Venus, with the scales as her tool she knows in the most gentle way how to bring everything into balance with grace and beauty. Even if things are feeling challenging in some areas, now is the time to trust the intention of this Libra energy, and trust that everything that is happening is all in the name of bringing you into greater balance, harmony and wholeness, and ultimately will guide you into some powerful healing. Sometimes adjustment periods or realignments can be bumpy, but the more you trust the energies that are at work the better. Everything that is shifting right now has a greater purpose, so stop fighting it and keep trusting. Libra's energy can help you navigate the most challenging of encounters right now. Stay grounded and connected to your heart. Speak the truth wherever you can. That is your power.

Margrethe Mather


full moon / october


Harvest Moon
Thursday, October 5th, Aries, 11:40 am PST

The Harvest Moon is the full moon that falls nearest the Autumnal Equinox. This full Moon provides the most light at the time when it's needed most - to complete the harvest.
- from the Old Farmer's Almanac

Oh Harvest Moon, what will you bring us this season? This is such a lovely moon, and a lovely time of year as we transition seasons. Last New Moon I talked about transitions, and with this moon you will start to feel the fruits of the new direction you are headed. If you have been working hard with Pluto over the last six or so months you will start to feel the bounty of new energy, new opportunities, new ideas, new creativity... all around you. The Harvest is about collecting the gifts of the earth that are a result of your hard labor, and love. It's the reward of what you have invested in yourself and your life over the past months (maybe longer). So take time to be grateful, pause to celebrate and acknowledge the work that went into the new energy that is now flowing into your life. This will just strengthen and deepen your connection to what is opening up for you.

Also remember, that Full Moons can bring with them some challenges, always. Because you have the sun and moon in opposing signs, so this can create some push-pull. But, it's also exciting because if you can learn to use both energies then they really can enhance each other and help you move into the energy of both of them more fully! This month our moon is in Aries, with the sun in Libra. Aries wants to take action, to be in motion. This is great! Especially with all this new energy in our lives, but be aware that the action isn't just out of impulse. You have to pause before you act and make sure it has purpose, and it isn't just for the sake of being in motion (a fault of most Aries). Libra is active too, but in a more social or artistic way. This energy will help you seek harmony and balance right now (supported by our days of equal light and dark). It can also slow down the action of the Aries, because it wants to consider all sides and be fair. This can create some tension. In the self, but also in different people. You might be feeling ready to GO, while someone else in your life needs to sort through and make sure it's the right thing. Libra seeks cooperation, so this can help to shift what needs to be in alignment to take action in the world, and the energy of Aries will help the Libra be more risky and learn to JUMP! when it is the highest good of your soul. 

This is a time about the masculine and the feminine, as Aries and Libra are ruled by Mars and Venus respectively. When they learn to work together they are unstoppable!

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new moon / september


Harvest Moon
Tuesday, September 19th, Virgo, 10:30 pm PST

Here in LA the temperature is starting to shift, and I feel the transition of Fall. During times of transition it is always nice to stop and take pause, and reflect on all that has happened and is happening. Especially with the Equinox this Friday, this moon is marking not just a new cycle in its phases, but also within this year, a season coming to an end with a new one on the horizon. 

The last few months I have been writing a lot about all the stuff that has been coming up, the challenges that Pluto in its retrograde has presented us with. It goes direct next week and with it will come a flood of new energy (if you  have been doing the work). You might already start to feel it. I am overwhelmed with it in my life right now - it feels like a welcome change to the way I have felt challenged and stuck these past six or so months. If you feel this too it's part of the reward of the Pluto retrograde. It's the gift of the hard work you have done. That shift of energy that creates an opening in you, and in an instant, in a mere moment, can make you feel like you are being given a whole new world of possibilities that you previously could not have imagined. This time is about discovering those possibilities. Moving forward anew. 

But first, during this New Moon, take a moment and reflect on what has come before, what you have been through, what you have let go of, what perhaps you have stayed connected to in that letting go, and what is beginning to emerge in you. New energy is exciting, but it is also challenging in a way, because while it is a gift, it also shows you the places where you still need to shift to totally align with your growth. This is what transition is all about. So pay attention to the places you still might not totally be on board. And without judgment just ask yourself what you need to do to shift that place so it is more in alignment with what you are stepping into. 

Today would be a good time of ceremony. Whatever that means to you.

Today I am feeling very nostalgic, as I have been reflecting on a major relationship from my past that was a huge gift. Sending lots of love to this person and feeling so so grateful. Reflecting back to it is showing me how far I have come, how much I have grown, and how much I am now ready for in my life, all while staying connected to the love that will never be broken. I am excited to see what is ahead. Such exciting things can happen when you take a HUGE LEAP and follow the voice of your soul!

Wishing you all the loveliest of New Moons.

Felix Gonzalez-Torres "Untitled" (Orpheus, Twice), 1991 Mirror 75 x 55 in. overall Two parts: 75 x 25 1/2 in. each Installation view of: Felix Gonzalez-Torres. Massimo De Carlo, Milan

Supremely gifted minstrel who attempted to rescue his dead wife from the Underworld. Orpheus had been taught to play the lyre by Apollo, and such was his skill on the instrument, together with the sweetness of his singing voice, that he could charm wild animals and even cause trees to uproot themselves and follow in his steps.

Orpheus fell in love with a nymph named Eurydice and blissful was their life together until one day she was pursued by a son of Apollo, the minor deity Aristaeus. In her headlong eagerness to escape, she stepped on a poisonous snake, was bitten and died. Disconsolate, Orpheus found a cave which lead to Hades and followed Eurydice to the Underworld. Here his musical charms were so persuasive that the King of the Dead permitted the minstrel to take his sweetheart home with him - on one condition.

This condition was so simple that it takes some explaining to account for Orpheus's failure to heed it. Perhaps he could not bear to keep his eyes off their beloved object for a moment longer. Perhaps he wanted to share his rapture at birdsong and sunshine as they approached the mouth of the cave. Or maybe he wanted Eurydice to hear the latest lick that he had worked out on his lyre. In any case, he did the one thing he had been forbidden. He turned around and looked at Eurydice, and she was lost to him forever.

Orpheus swore he would never love another, and it may have been the steadfastness of this vow which caused certain wild women of Thrace to tear him limb from limb in a fit of jealousy. They threw his head into a river, and it kept on singing all the way to the sea.


golubka kitchen interview

I had the honor of talking about self-care for the lovely ladies of Golubka Kitchen.
Read all about daily routines, swimming, sweet potato toasts, and more... click here

Thank you GK!


full moon / september


Harvest Moon
Tuesday, September 5th, Pisces, 12:02 am PST

This is a time that, frankly, I don't know what is going on. Things are messy. I think with the eclipse energy and Pluto about to go direct on the 28th we have reached the pinnacle of some pretty intense times. And I think we are all being pushed in ways we do not fully understand. I know I sure am. So many things are getting more and more intense and I don't seem to know what to do. So, my conclusion is that it's not a time about knowing what is going on, but it's a time to be in the not knowing, while not resisting. I am a little nervous about what will happen for us when Pluto goes direct later this month. When it changes directions back to it's regular rotation I think it will cause some pretty big shifts to happen. So be prepared. Pluto is no joke. Take really good care of yourself until then. Try to stay in as much love as possible. Releasing any judgments. Having compassion for yourself and others. Being reflective without necessarily looking for answers. And gathering strength. I think the best way to do this right now is in nature. So take some time to sit in nature, asking it to fill you up with whatever you will need to ride the huge wave that is about to crash. And just trust. Trust that during these last six or so months you have been doing the work that will prepare you for the culmination of the growth you are going through right now, and that you have built the bridge for yourself to walk into the void, a bridge that will lead you to the new energy you are stepping into!

photo of a Max Lamb chair


new moon / solar eclipse / august


Green Corn Moon
Monday, August 21st, Leo, 11:30 am

So why is this eclipse such a big deal? Well, solar eclipses happen around every year and a half or eighteen months, the rare part is where they pass over in the world, and in the US we haven't seen a eclipse like this since 1918. So just on a historical timeline, this is a once in a lifetime event, especially if you are within the pass across the country where you will see a total eclipse of the sun. If you aren't you will still feel the energy and see a partial eclipse. Here in LA it will be about a 70% eclipse, which is still a lot. And amazing to see.

With a solar eclipse the moon moves directly between the sun and the earth. This is a big deal because energetically the female (moon) moves in front of the male (sun). And while, at least these days, so many of us are taking a stand of the female, to us this sounds amazing (and it is) - it's actually a very powerful and potent AND difficult energy to open up to. It's why so many people have been having such a hard few weeks. Pluto in retrograde has been breaking things down and bringing things in our face, while the last two weeks we have been in a portal of energy that has allowed us to have access to a ton of new energy that can help us break patterns and step into a profound new place. But part of stepping into a new place is stepping into the unknown, which is what the energy of the female is all about. And while that is super exciting, it can also bring about a lot of fear and resistance once we get down to actually having to do it.

Most of our culture is set up to favor the male - and I don't just mean socially, politically,  economically, etc... (although that is true) - but the male energy, which is the known and the mind. We all tend to favor the mind over the body, place more emphasis on the wisdom of the mind instead of the wisdom of the body, trust the known more than the unknown, etc... So as this moon moves in front of the sun and blocks us from that energy we are faced with favoring the energy of the female (the unknown) over the energy of the male (the known). Just sit with that for a bit. 

We also have six planets retrograding now. A lot! All I will say on that is that breakdowns allow space for breakthroughs. And I truly believe that so many people are doing better than they think they are. Hang in there! And enjoy the eclipse and all the new energy it will allow you to step into!

Calder sculpture