full moon / fall equinox


Harvest Moon
Monday, September 24th, 7:52 pm PST

Oh Moon, you have followed me since I was a child. I grew up with my parents telling me that when I would see you from the car window I would always say, "Look, my moon is following me." You have followed me to many places around the world, you were full and shining brightly over a hot springs in Italy, looming large over the streets during my years in Paris, rising proud over the deserts of the Southwest. You have pulled and pushed me, kept me awake and kept me company during the night, brought tears to the surface, created waves that washed over me, and guided me deeper with in myself. My love for your presence, light and lessons in my life knows no end. I will continue to learn from you all the many days you continue to follow me.

It is with a heavy heart that I announce that this will be my last Moon Post. My 210th post about this beautiful, cycling moon. Writing these for over seven years has given so much to me. I not only learned so much about the moon and its energy, but more than anything the practice of writing twice a month, checking in with the moon tides, the energy, and myself, taught me to trust my voice. Or rather, the voice of the moon. Over the years, it became clear to me that I learned to channel the wisdom of the moon. I have really seen how I became a vessel for words to come through me and all I had to do was get out of the way and type. I have seen how profoundly it has changed my voice and my ability to trust. This lesson will stay with me always.

Thank you to everyone who has followed these posts over the years, those of you who read one, and especially those of you who have read them all! It is your hearts that drove me to continue to show up for this practice for all these many years. I hope you feel my deep gratitude as you read these words.

The end of these posts are the beginning of new offerings. I will be sharing soon a special monthly newsletter FULL of writing, meditations, and information. Please sign up for the regular newsletter at Fields of Study, and be the first to know about the new offering when it debuts next month. Everything here will remain up as an archive. If you want to stay up to date about anything I am offering please sign up for the newsletter.

Until we meet again, I hope you continue to connect to the moon, and maybe the absence of these posts will encourage you to develop your own skill of moon communication.

Happy Moon to you all.

photo taken from the surface of the moon


  1. thank you so much for your writing over all those years! i loved seeing your post pop up and check in with your wisdom - it meant a lot to me, so, again: thank you and all the best for your future moon adventures!

  2. Thank you for sharing your voice all these years, these posts have truly enriched my life <3

  3. Lauren - thank you for these over the years. They were my gateway to learning so much about the moon and my connection to it!

  4. Lauren, I can’t thank you enough for all that you have shared of your self and all that you’ve taught me over the years. My dear, how I will miss your writing and guidance. Your voice speaks a genuine intuitive truth that I will always recall with deep gratitude. Thank you!!

  5. Thank you Lauren, I enjoyed reading your reflections. They helped me a lot, and I will miss them for sure! All the best to you!

  6. coming here every month to read your words has provided me a space to pause and look at my life with loving presence, and surrender or take action, whatever is needed at that moment. you have a gift of communicating with such beauty and groundedness. grateful and a little bit teary eyed the phase of these moon posts are over, but I'm happy you will continue to guide us with your magic and wisdom in other spaces. sending so much love & a huge thank you!