full moon // november


Beaver Moon
Sunday, November 17th, Taurus, 7:16 am PST

The days leading up to this Full Moon have been tough ones. Since the New Moon two weeks ago we have been navigating some pretty heavy and sticky energy. You are not alone in this. And now especially with the Full Moon here emotions have reached their climax. As you start to learn about how the Moon effects you during it's different phases you can start to have a deeper awareness of events in your life. You will know that part of the reason things are intense right now is because of the Moon. This awareness helps create space during difficult times, it will allow you to take a deeper breath and let go of some of the weight of what's going on around you. Full Moon's also magnify everything! How is the moon acting as a mirror for you, what is it showing you? How are the relationships in your life acting as mirrors right now?

Also, there has been tons of resistance in the air in the past week. Especially if you are a teacher, leader, or someone who is being asked to risk out in the world. I have really noticed that those of us who are being asked to take on a greater purposes are being met with lots of resistance to do so and extra challenges. How are you handling this? Are you backing down, playing small, canceling things, not showing up? Or are you resilient and navigating it all in the name of staying on your path?

With the Full Moon in Taurus and the Sun in Scorpio the energy is so physical and deep right now, our brains are having a really hard time understanding what's going on inside of us, and the deep shifts that are taking place. You don't have to know what's going on, just keep trusting it. It is a really uncomfortable time, so much buried stuff is being pushed to the surface. Just let the discomfort be your guide, when you feel it you know you are bumping up against an area that wants to heal, that wants to be transformed. This path is not for everyone, it takes courage to step up and evolve and heal. Let your desire for this lead the way during this time. It might not be pretty, it might get super messy for a while, it might be scary, it will most likely be uncomfortable, but it is so needed. It's what your soul is asking for. 

Ellsworth Kelly


  1. Totally feel you on the buried stuff eruptions. Two weekends ago, I was finalizing a track list for a mix, then veered into listening to my go-to sad-sack songs. Suddenly, I started to remember all manner of familial, childhood weirdness. Not to get TMI, but my early years were spent with a single parent and my few memories of the absent parent (now dead) came rushing back. The whole time I was wondering where is this coming from and why now?! Guess I got the full moon workout in a bit early, as this weekend has been all about uncomplicated self-nurture, though grounded, in the earth-sign sense (2014 goal-setting, homebrew skin care, enjoying NY's unseasonably sunny Saturday).

    Have to add that I love your Animal & Mineral Guides, particularly the latest. After reading it, I was compelled to revisit Peter Loewer's The Evening Garden. Are you familiar with his work? His illustrations are gorgeous, particularly the plate of the bat plant in this book. Plus, the little anecdote of his wife calling it "the most sinister flower I've ever seen," after being shown his in full bloom just makes me want one so, so bad.

    Your blog is wonderful and I'm always excited to find a new post. Thank you!

    1. Hi Raven,

      Thank you so much for your comment and for sharing so personally. i love when people to that. yes, a few weeks ago we were in the new moon in Scorpio, so it would make sense that that's when you started to go into those feelings. Scorpio is super shadowy and deals with the intensities of life and death. and yes often times things come up and we may not know why, but it's so great that you just went with it and felt it. and then spent some time regrounding and doing things that are nurturing. perfect!

      so glad you like the latest guide. i do not know that book but am going to check it out right now, it sounds amazing.

      thank you for such kind words and for sharing!!! and for reading!
      happy monday to you,

  2. obviously i'm reading this. totally right on, L. thank you. xoxo joanna

  3. i feel this really sorted it out for me thank you!

    1. so happy it did Vanessa!

      it's amazing how the feeling of not knowing can be such a weight and pressure on us.
      i think having some awareness and understanding can help us relax and get clear
      surrendering to the unknown and having faith
      are all we can do

      : )