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Full Moon in GEMINI: Musings for Soulful Creatives

This weekend's Full Moon in Gemini is a strong Super Moon, and the cosmos are packed with all sorts of creative energy making this spin with curious Gemini just a little different, and still full of wonder and messages from life with new insight, big changes and momentum for seeking, learning and expressing new facets of your becoming.

It is also the final Full Moon Musing in 2017... that's right, we've circled with all 12 of the zodiac signs as the moon's brightest phase shone light on their archetypes and territories.

This year has flown by - and I hope you've enjoyed the musings for your Reflective, Journaling and Creative Practices. It has been a joy to hit record and share with you each month, as part of my own practice.

There will be a free monthly something coming in 2018, to be announced - I'm just not sure what yet. I'm going to paint & journal about it, to narrow down my ideas. ;)

In the meantime, I am sharing a short reflection on the moon in each sign over at Instagram. She shifts signs about every 2 days, so follow along there this month for a short note to pause & connect with the lunar zodiac cycle and her creative messages.

All of that said - it is a busy time of year for many of us - and Gemini 'gets' and thrives on busy, gathering, 'shiny', and connective (when remembering to pause, play and focus sometimes, so as not to burn-out, of course) - so I'll let you get to the audio and your own reflective or creative responses...

This month’s Full Moon is Sunday, December 3 (2017) at 10:48am EDT in the sign of GEMINI ♊︎

This month’s free audio musing for the Full Moon in Gemini:

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(You can also listen via my itunes podcast HERE, or just search for Hali Karla Arts in your itunes store.)

Mentioned in this musing:

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• The song at the end of this year's audio musings was intuitively played and recorded for me by my talented husband, Steve Karla. If you listen all the way to the end of this one, you get a nice clip of the tune without me gabbing at you over-top. ;)

• To stay up-to-date + informed about my free offerings & invitations in 2018, be sure to join my Creative Practice mailing list.

• For short reflective notes on the moon as she travels through each sign this month, be sure to follow my feed at Instagram (and say Hi! - it's my social media place of choice)

With Joy + Gratitude, Hali

Full Moon in Taurus: Musings for Soulful Creatives

What makes something real? Being able to feel it, see it, hear it, touch it? Something more than our conventional sense of the senses? Something beyond the measurable and palpable, perhaps... yet not discounting the truth of one's physical senses either.

What does it mean to own something? Do we ever really own any thing at all? Ideas about ourselves, roles or labels we take on, possessions we acquire or make... what if we move beyond our cultural ideas of ownership, or notions of earning and entitlement, just a bit, into a perspective that widens the gates to a view of innate worth, abundance, and where + how our values speak into the living, manifesting landscape of our lives and relationships.

What does it mean to let yourself be comfortable... really accepted... in this body of an animal that you are, while learning what it means to be human?

These are some of the ideas I reflect on in this month's Full Moon Creative Practice musing and invitation. And it's funny, but even my voice, pace and language feels a bit simpler and more gently paced in this one... and that's right in line with the tone of Taurus, shining bright in this month's Full Moon... with the light of the season's Scorpio Sun.

For those of us on the eastern side of the states...

This month’s Full Moon is Saturday, November 4 (2017) at 1:23am EDT in the sign of TAURUS ♉︎

Here is this month’s free audio musing for the Full Moon in Taurus…

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(You can subscribe to my monthly moon audio musings via my itunes podcast HERE, or just search for Hali Karla Arts in your itunes store.)

A wonderful way to paint with the sensual energy of Taurus is to put the brushes aside and get your hands and fingers in the process. To feel how your imagination and impulses translate from the ethereal/mental realm to the palpable expression through materials.

Or, if you're a journaler, what if you wrote in your journal with a clipped feather, old school fountain pen and ink - or a paintbrush? This slows things down. Words become less... and there is economy in the use of language to express what is. Depth has time to percolate and reveal more solidly.

May your Full Moon weekend be filled with wisdom, beauty, truth, laughter and love... the kind you can touch, see, hear, taste, smell and sense in your very cells.

With heart, Hali


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Full Moon in Aries: Musings for Soulful Creatives

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You know the type of friend that you can poke at and tease, or have a lively and heated debate with - and get away with it? Where you both come out admiring or laughing at one another and your selves, for the sheer sport of it? Because there's just that kind of uncomplicated comradery... and trust... between you.

It's not personal or uncaring; it's just real and clear. You know where you stand with one another, and there is a mutual respect for self-determined expression and action.

Aries energy can be like that - in general, and in relationship - when it's shining bright and not giving in to fear, blind self-interest or impatience.

As I've mentioned before, we all have each of the sign energies within us. Some of them are more predominant than others for each of us, but we all get all 12 in some way, shape or form.

What Aries brings to each of us is the audacity to begin, to initiate, to pioneer, to self-determine, to come into life with the purest of individual essence available. Sometimes it can look a little reckless or angry or force-full, for sure - and other times, that Aries life-force is pure courage and potential, the survivor and loyal warrior, with clear intention and action in the face of our greatest battles and fears.

And that's exactly the sort of realm that the Aries full moon is shining light upon.

In astrology, there are many cycles within cycles, and ways of playing with consciousness around those cycles. It can all be a bit overwhelming, if you ask me - but here is a simple lunar one to correlate to the rhythms of your seasons and year...

Every sign moves through a lunar journey each year. With a new moon on one end of the year (when the Sun is in that sign), and its full moon 'opposite' - by season. A beginning, building, culmination and time of wrapping things up, sharing and release.

The new moon in Aries this year was back at the end of March (with the Spring Equinox here in the north) - and could have very well marked the beginning seeds of something in your life or awareness - with that undeniable Arian style and tone of declaration, action and/or courage. Something you want, desire, or simply feel compelled to experience, maybe...?

The full moon in Aries this week (now in the Fall Equinox) is shining light on the Aries-style of your journey this year... what is done, what's working or not, what needs closure or release, or is ready to be seen, harvested or shared... something that may have been initiated or firing up in the ol' creative-inner-soul back in March.

Peek back at your calendars or journals, or do a little reflection and remembering... see if that resonates for your experience this year.

This month’s Full Moon is Thursday, October 5 (2017) at 2:41pm EDT in the sign of ARIES ♈︎

Here is the free audio musing for this energetic point in the lunar cycle…

How does the Aries energy resonate or relate for you or your creative process journey?

Aries is also a fire sign, of course... and I always associate it with the creative fires, thrill and courage required and received in the beginning, impulsive and pure spontaneous stages of intuitive art-making, for instance. As well as that little thing we learn after we've developed an honest awareness about our process... that the greatest 'enemy' to our creative expression is usually ourselves... and if we get out of our own way, there is unstoppable power to tap into and explore.

Would love to know your thoughts and experience, if you’d like to share.

Wishing you some assertive me-time and the warmth of creative fire for your full moon week, Hali

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