Tonight the moon reaches fullness in Pisces, the sign of creative flow. It’s also cozy with Neptune, ruler of the arts and all things sacred. I was tagged for this post by Kristen Jett of Her Own Blueprints today, and I thought honoring the creative process would be a perfect way to celebrate!
What am I working on?
Right now, the blog is the central focus of my writing efforts. I am in love with the idea of the blog as a living, breathing art form that’s always in flux. I follow a loose editorial schedule, but I’m making room in my life for a few repeat offenders. I’ll be hopping on the Tarot Tuesday bandwagon next week, sharing my own tips on how to use the cards in your life and business. In Sincerity Sunday, I’ll be sharing personal vignettes that are transparent with a purpose, so you can see how my spiritual practices show up in real time. (Full disclosure: I’d initially planned to start this last month, but decided to shift a few things. Like I said, I keep it loose.)
Even more exciting: I’ll be devoting another column specifically to intuition.
Here are a few titles currently in my queue:
Can Astrology Predict the Future?
Why I Don’t Read Reversals
How to Start a Spiritual Practice
& a still unnamed glossary for New Age lingo. (I mean, what is “energy” anyways?)
I’m also a diarist. Journaling was a practice that nourished my soul long before there were e-courses on how to do it. From my very first plastic Minnie Mouse diary to the red spiral Poppin notebook that I keep now, chronicling my days and feelings keeps me grounded and helps me process my thoughts. More on that in number 3.
Finally, I’m learning how to play lead guitar. It’s not technically writing with pen and paper, but it’s a beautiful way to create story. Listen to Jimmy Page and you’ll hear what I mean.
How does my writing differ from others in its genre?
Through there are so many vibrant blogs and writers that are easily accessible now, I sometimes forget that when I began my metaphysical studies all the writing I found felt either too mystical or too clinical. It’s all well and good to discuss what the Aries midheaven means in theory, but it doesn’t really come to life until you can explain in plain language that someone with this placement is the red hot diva or athlete archetype in their public life. If you distill it down, what’s left is is practicality.
I use that word frequently, yet I know there’s power in it. Everything I write, I write with an eye towards clarity and sharing information you can apply. What’s the point if you can’t use it? Astrology, tarot, and intuition are all practical magic at their core.
Why do I write?
I have a Gemini moon, so writing is instinct to me, coded into my DNA somewhere deep. I love telling the story of how I wrote my first book when I was six. I told the teacher I wanted to be a writer, so she made little books with die-cut construction paper and gave them to me to write in. I’ve been hooked ever since.
Secondly, I’m a verbal processor. Writing helps me make sense of the world, so if a concept or idea feels elusive, I’ll write out my thoughts in order to organize and understand them. Once I’ve worked out the details of my epiphany in this way, I come here to share them with you.
Finally, I write to connect with the sublime. The moment you return to reality after being in total communion with your work is beautiful. Weaving together the perfect set of words, sounds, and images is so satisfying, I’ll never stop chasing it.
The moon is full tonight at 9:38 PM EST. May your writing be inspired and your magic practical.