October Full Moon in Aries

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There is so much energy in this Full Moon and not just because it is in the sign of Aries. Right now the world is receiving an energetic upgrade and with this increasing in energy flowing in many of us will feel this heightened sense of vibration. This vibrational shift needs to integrate and right now may feel like too much to carry in your body. If you are feeling anxious or with increased tension this may be your reason. With this comes a beautiful opportunity to rise to the next level. Look at this full moon as a way to shed the old patterns and show up as a new, up-levelled version of yourself. There is no time to waste in this Aries energy, being the first of the zodiac and full of expansion and newness. Did you know that Aries are some of the best manifestors, let that really sink it. You can use this energy for your own manifestations regardless of your zodiac sign. One way this full moon wants you to manifest is to let go and surrender. When you allow things to transform you allow space for new, you need space in your energetic field for the new things that want to come through. In this process you may see a delay and it really depends on where you are at! Instant manifestation is possible if you are able to fully surrender, create space and be in a high vibration and worthiness. When you do not need something to feel good, the feeling good will bring in the manifestation.

I hope you know that anything that is happening to you is happening for you. When aligning with your authentic path the universe will always conspire for you. The Full Moon accepts all of you in all your forms! This is a really special time, allowing you to fully embrace your true nature. Give thanks to this Full Moon.

Here is a special ritual for this Full Moon:

Light a ritual candle and ask to bring in white light protection. Write down three things you are grateful for and thank the Full Moon for these blessings. Then write done one thing you are willing to surrender and let the magic of the Full Moon to bring to fruition. Say this mantra:

I am the fullness of the moon, I surrender to the mystery and highest good of the moon.

And so it is.

Happy Full Moon, xo

New Moon in Libra and Cosmic Shift

Photo: Aneta Sofronova

Photo: Aneta Sofronova

Ah the New Moon in Libra. As a Gemini I welcome this sign with open arms, it is a nice relief from the get-things-done planning of Virgo. And if you are anything like me you tend to go with the flow and not have a plan, plans feel constricting. With Libra we have an invitation to flow more, to breathe more and to follow the pings of our heart. Have you felt like decisions have been looming around the corner and you need to make one soon? Well this New Moon energy will help with those decisions, there will be a sign, an opening or heck even a psychic that will give you a gentle nudge to the right way. It is almost like we are at a crossroads and have too many paths to take, just know that each one will eventually lead you to the right place, you just have to make the leap. Libra is the balance of the scales and presenting us with all the information so now it is up to us to decide what we truly want, and know that all big leaps supported by our intuition will be magnetic. Make a decision based on your self worth and the universe will reward you with even greater opportunities. We also have the ruler of this planet Venus at play. More chances for beauty and abundance and especially for our romances. All that love swirling in the cosmos brings luck and good vibes, we are truly supported by our guides. Step into the space of joy and notice the beauty around you, this is the way to not miss out on the luck, it will have an opening in the space of joy.

There is a cosmic shift brewing in the sky, have you felt it? We no longer can settle for a low vibrational life as we are being called to be our higher selves to shift the conscious space in a big way. By stepping into our authentic path more fully we can give more to the world, filling our own cup will then spill over with more love and light to others and their cups will spill over to the world. Anything that does not serve this new elevation will need to be let go of, this is evolution and change and this is up levelling. We are moving between 3D, 4D and even 5D. The earth itself is now in 4D, this is the dream world, a state of possibility, of magic and connection to all things, it is the space where darkness transforms into light. We can all tap into this higher frequency and if you are reading this that means you are already a seeker and have been tapping in! We are moving away from the need to attain the material and are stepping into a space of helping others and connection to our mama earth. This is the most accelerated and exciting time to be on this physical planet, there is a large group of us that are light beings that are waking up to our potential and the idea that we came from other planets for the purpose of raising the consciousness of this gorgeous planet. On this New Moon let us all lean into this faith in a new dimension and lean into the light.

I am the light of the new dimension, all is possible here

Photos from my time in Landers, California.

Harvest Full Moon

Photo by: Aneta Sofronova

Photo by: Aneta Sofronova

We are here to feel!

We have a transformative and powerful, emotional full moon! This full moon is about stripping away everything so your soul can be on the right path. If you are feeling strong emotions, high anxiety and alot of fear that is ok. We are moving into a new paradigm this month and it is happening very quickly so our bodies are trying to catch up with what is going on cosmically. What is truly not serving you will not stay silent anymore and you are being called to rise up even higher, to fully step into your power and worth and to claim the things that are meant for you. So how do we do this? Well we invite fear in, we allow those fearful thoughts to come alongside of us as we do the thing anyway.  All of our safety is being taken away because it is time for us and the whole planet for to really take that leap. So what does this look like? You know when you clear space and an idea comes in that says I want to start a new business or I want to move to a different city… then the ego mind comes in and says, ya but...it is our moment to ignore the ya but and do the thing! But more important than that is to recognize that this moment right now, this is all that is happening. Our past is a story, it doesn’t exist anymore yet we are all running and making our decisions based on our past stories. But in this moment right now we are we are safe, we are discussing the moon, so this moment is abundant, we have everything we need in this moment. 

The harvest moon is all about love and magic. So although you may have felt strong emotions leading up to the full moon, on the full moon you have the capacity to create and experience the magic. We are in the sign of Pisces, it is such a loving sign, it will take care of you and bring you the grace to handle anything. Water is a huge theme for this full harvest moon, how can we be like water, how can we flow with our life and allow the magic to come in. 

What you should do on the full moon on Saturday:

  1. Meditate

  2. Be kind to yourself, when negative emotions arise say this mantra: I am the fullness of the moon, I am worthy of everything I desire

  3. Have a dreamy date with yourself or someone you love. Put on some good music, light candles and incense, make some tea or drink some wine and have a beautiful night in.

Happy Harvest Full Moon

Topanga Travels - Taos, New Mexico

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Taos, New Mexico was a place I only found out about because of a cabin I saved in my airbnb cabin wish lists. It was called the writers cabin which was a huge sign for me as I had been developing my latest script set in New Mexico. I knew Taos would be a hippie artist community in the northern part of New Mexico, but I never realized how mountainous it was and how many artists really did live in the area. Taos is bounded by the Sangre de Cristo mountains and they are a majestic sight to see. Checking out the small town you will find ceramic shops everywhere! Pottery is a huge part of Taos and it was amazing to see this thriving art community. Along with the bustling art and mountain vistas, Taos is also home to The Earthships! The Earthship Biotecture is an incredible project location in Taos that is not only an educational space but a thriving community which you can visit or even book a stay. We stumbled upon the earthships when we were leaving Taos and heading to Colorado, like most things on this trip we were led.

While in Taos we stayed at the Goji Farm in a cute little cabin which you can rent here! “Part of an eco lodge, the Writer's Cabin sits on 40 acres among seasonal creeks, ponds, aspens and cottonwood trees, organic berry orchards and great views of the mountains.” We loved our peaceful stay and even were able to explore the small town and found a great little market called the Sol Food Market & Cafe and then were able to walk around to some pottery shops and antique markets. Since our time in Taos was fairly short we didn’t get to experience the world heritage site Taos Pueblo, a history site that is considered to be the oldest continuously inhabited communities in America. There is so much to discover in Taos and you can feel the history of the land by just being there. If you are doing the drive from Taos into Colorado, take the scenic route with highway 285 and then stop in the super trippy town of Creston. It is a really cool small town in Colorado but make sure to get there early because everything closes really early. Then hop over to the Valley View Hot Springs. It is a clothing optional natural hot springs and a hidden gem, all the locals were shocked two girls from Canada found it. We watched the sun set over the mountains in the hot spring and then walked down a path through the woods completely lit up by fireflies, magical is an understatement to describe that experience. Enjoy some photos below!

xoxo Happy high vibe travels

Full Moon in Aquarius

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C O N N E C T I O N. That is the theme of this full moon in Aquarius. As we usher in these full moon vibes we have Venus conjunct the Sun. This means that our Venus side and especially the sign that falls in our specific area of Venus is amplified in the sun’s energy. These loving and connected energies are here to ignite our hearts and let go of fears that we are unworthy of love. This theme couldn’t be more serendipitous as I just released a podcast episode all about the topic of love and limiting beliefs! It is really about how we are shedding these stories and looking at our lives to see all the abundance around us. How can we use connection to light up our manifestations? And this could even mean connecting to mama earth, feeling the loving energy of Venus flow through the trees and soil.

Aquarius is the sign of originality, deep thinking and independence. They are able to see systems and patterns for the future. This is a great sign to host a full moon receiving ritual as it will guide future manifestations. Using that self love magic from Venus create some time tonight to host your own moon party and call in that Love or that Abundance or whatever your heart is desiring. This moon really wants us to let go of old stories as they keep us from moving forward like the Aquarian. Most importantly it is believing we are worthy of what we want. That is a key component to manifesting, the belief that your desires are valid and you are worthy of receiving them.

A simple full moon ritual:

Light some candles and set out a crystal you will be using for the full moon cycle. Thank the goddess Lakshmi for the prosperity and success that is coming your way. Write down your intention and carefully burn the piece of paper as an offering to the goddess while reciting this mantra:

Abundance flows easily, I am fully supported by the universe and worthy of my greatest desire…

Fill in the remainder of the mantra with the desire you are calling in.

End the ritual by calling in white light and love to protect your wish ceremony, thanking your guides and the goddess Lakshmi.

Happy full moon and high vibes!! xo

Podcast! and the Leo New Moon

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It’s all happening!!! I am starting this Leo season off with exciting news. My podcast is out! I have wanted to create a podcast for a long time now and this timing feels so right. The topanga moon podcast is an extension of the brand where I get to interview spiritual entrepreneurs who inspire me and talk about all the incredible wellness things I love. It is wellness with a whole lot of moon magic. I wanted the podcast to feel like you are hanging with me and my friends discussing the cosmos and the mystical journey we are all on by the fire and under the desert stars. You know those conversations you have out in nature, on the nights where you are camping and get caught up in the beauty of the night sky. Those are the vibey conversations you will find on topanga moon. On the first episode I chat with my dear friend and energy healer Elise Johnston and we get really personal about our magical desert road trip through the American Southwest. We are talking all kinds of trippy magic like portal energy, the Sedona vortex and the time we jumped time. I love this conversation and I can’t wait to hear what you think!

We also have the powerful energy of the Leo New Moon. We are now out of the eclipse and into the energetic field of all possibility. We are in a huge moment of expansion!! All of your dreams feel more possible now, you get the extra high vibration to create anything. Leo is the abundant queen, we have everything we need right now to shine and step out into the light that is waiting for us. It is called the black moon or dark moon but this is just a term placed on this new moon and will not affect you in an energetic way. This new moon is all about getting exactly what you want and what you deserve. There is no better time to take that chance and go after the things you want, the Leo new moon is here for you and wants to see you shine. Get ready for all the high vibes in this fiery season.

Mantra: I am powerful and abundant, the queen of my destiny.

The podcast is on Spotify and will be on itunes soon. You can also enjoy the episode below.

Thank you to my amazing friend Sasha Szlafarski for creating the most perfect intro music for the podcast. It feels like the desert and is perfect. Enjoy moon tribe!!

We discuss:

  • Our dream campervan trip through the American Southwest

  • Energetic portals while travelling

  • Divine partnership

  • Transformation and energetic gifts after grief and loss

  • What is a grid, vortex and portal?

  • Manifestation through travel

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    Music by: Sasha Szlafarski

Full Moon + Lunar Eclipse

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Happy full moon in Capricorn lunar tribe! I am feeling such high vibes and amazing energy after my soulful journey in Croatia. This full moon has the essence of courage and total faith and inner guidance. It represents moving past your comfort zone, stepping fully into the unknown and creating from your heart space. Capricorn energy is all about goals and accomplishments on your own terms. This organized and motivated energy will give you the push you need to create the life you are dreaming of or co-create your current manifestation. I know that this retrograde and eclipse season has activated emotions and caused some intensity! I have been navigating these emotional zones I will call them by just riding the wave. Choosing to hop on for the ride, allowing whatever to flow in with grace and gratitude and a deep knowing that whatever is for me will always be for me. Signs and synchronicities are at an all time high right now so look out for them! This morning I asked the universe to give me a sign that I am on the right path and immediately afterwards I bumped into an old work colleague and friend and our chat reconfirmed that I made the right decision to leave a job that wasn’t serving me anymore and go on my European adventure. Know that the universe is always there just waiting to be asked for assistance. Ask and it shall be given.

This full moon may feel uncomfortable but that is a good feeling! When we expand and up-level our life we start to feel uncomfortable in this new vibration. Staying in it and finding the good feeling thoughts supporting it will help this transition. This full moon wants you to soar higher, reach new levels and get into that high vibing vortex. We are also experiencing a lunar eclipse, making us feel very raw and vulnerable. A lunar eclipse is when the sun, earth and moon are all in alignment. How cool is this, there is a full alignment of these major energies and allow us to get back into alignment!! Eclipses teach us vital lessons and strip away all that isn’t serving us. Tapping into that eclipse energy will help you align with the true essence of you. What is your personal truth? Mama Luna will guide you and illuminate that for you. It is a very exciting time for manifestation. Your new experience wants to come through and it is only your job to get into the same frequency as this experience. Remember you were born worthy and a recognition of this worthiness will get you to that alignment. Life can be so exciting and amazing, look around at all the blessings you already have on this full moon.

Manifesting on the full moon:

  • ask the moon

  • feel the joy of your manifestation, it is coming

  • get into those high vibing feelings

  • surrender and allow the magic of the moon

Happy high vibes on this beautiful full moon, remember you are so loved and self love is the answer to all of your beautiful future adventures.

Mantra

I am the light and fullness of the moon, I am worthy of all my hearts desires

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Mercury Retrograde

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I am excited to have this mercury retrograde. No more fear around this cosmic phenomenon because our perception is everything and will change what we receive! So why am I loving this mercury retrograde that is moving through Leo and Cancer and during eclipse season? These energies may be intense but what I think the beauty about this time is that we can see so much more clearly. There may be miscommunications or miss steps that actually enlighten something for your benefit. Something may come in that at first seems like a denial or hurtful experience but it is actually the universe’s way of protecting you. That is the power of retrograde, we can dive in deeper and actually see things for what they are. For example right before this retrograde a guy that I met while on vacation sent me a message that he meant to send another girl! This is so retrograde and so perfect because it was a clear sign about his intentions. My perception of the situation was that it was in fact a blessing.

Since mercury is all about communication and this is the area that can get confused during this time why don’t we use it as an opportunity to become extra clear with ourselves and others. Speak your truth, don’t be afraid to be vulnerable and ask for what you want! We can use the emotional side of Cancer to get clear on our feelings and what we love and then use the confidence of Leo to express it, no matter the outcome. The truth will always set you free. And do not be surprised if ex’s come back at this time, they love to pop up during retrogrades. Use your intuition and really follow that gut instinct about it, this is a great opportunity for you to decide what you want and if it is of your best interest. Remember that we can create the experience we desire, we can choose to see things in a positive way and we can perceive any situation as a benefit to us. Always look for the silver lining and remember to speak with love and walk in the direction of love.

Happy retrograde moon babes, xoxo

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New Moon + Solar Eclipse

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Happy new moon in Cancer! The sign of Cancer is very nurturing, divine and loving. This mother energy is allowing us to look at how we can nuture and give love to ourselves and to others and our planet. It is all cyclical, what we take in as energy we also give. There is a strong theme of partnership, companionship and love for all beings at this time and what a beautiful time to celebrate that in the beginning of summer. If we tap into this alchemy of self love and truly finding the feeling of joy before the evidence of our manifestations we can manifest all of our hearts desire. Whatever it is you are calling in right now use the energy of the new moon to feel the feelings first! Let it all go, bless your desires and find happiness in what you already have. Those high vibe feelings are accelerated at this time so it is easier to float with the good times. This is also a very tender time, emotions are very high so you may experience high highs and low lows. We always live in polarity, the universe shows us both aspects but it all depends on our perception of what is entering our life. To ride the wave of bliss be in nature, watch the sunset, swim in the sea or go on a hike. When we can remove ourselves from all distractions we can connect to that mother nature energy that will infuse us with light and power.

We also have a solar eclipse. This is the beginning of a strong eclipse portal of energy in the month. After experiencing the portal energy of Sedona, Arizona I know first hand the pure magic that can be found with this kind of energy. We have access to this portal during the eclipse, access to our full potential and total new beginnings that will unfold. It is also a north node eclipse in the sign of Cancer, and north nodes are about our destiny and fate. This brings us to a whole new path!!!! We are entering a completely new phase, so it is our job to either step into this next chapter with an open heart or resist, but either way it will be happening. This is a defining moment where we have come to an end of a karmic completion. It is a monumental time for us to let go of the life we are living to experience the life we have dreamed of and embrace the unknown fully. We must have the faith to move fearlessly in this time, listen to our intuition and take inspired action when we are called. I am SO READY for this shift, are you?

A mantra to help you transition through this exciting time:

I am willing to let go of the old world to live the life that was meant for me, a divine path is illuminated.

Some photos so far of my trip in Croatia!! Also you will find my new moon + solar eclipse playlist below, enjoy this groovy time.

Full Moon in Sagittarius

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We are just days away from the summer solstice and have a full moon in Sagittarius. This full moon feels especially powerful for me as it falls on my birthday June 17th and the same day I will be arriving in Croatia. There is a major energetic portal at this time giving an opportunity for an upgrade. Sagittarius is the sign of travel and freedom, this true freedom for expansion and upgrade. It is so kismet that I will be travelling on this full moon and know that this trip was always destined for me to up level and create major shifts. It is an opportunity for anyone to up level with these energetic shifts. 

This portal energy gives us access to higher versions of ourselves, that is if we decide to step into it and embrace the worth that was always within. It is a sacred time to unearth our deepest authentic desires and truly believe that we can have them. In this high frequency we can access higher realms. Discernment is key in this time as the energy may bring overwhelm, but if you can stay grounded yet open to this mystical layer you can access intuitive avenues of your life you have yet to discover. Listen to the soft whispers you can and meditate. Allow your body to then integrate all this new information, what is coming in will be a higher realm of consciousness and will take much earthly energy. Ritual, rest and rejuvenation are all essential during this whole week. It will start on the full moon and continue to the summer equinox so it could be wise to write down everything. Like a puzzle you will have to put together the subtle signs you will receive all week through dream work, mediation and synchronicity. 

A ritual you can do on this full moon to activate this higher energetic portal is a dusk meditation. Find a space where you can marvel at the beauty of the full moon. Take several deep thoughtful breaths in as you look at the moon and let your mind focus on the breath. Once you are in a zen-like state with the mindful breathing and still looking at the moon, ask your guides/universe to bring in a message or ask a specific question. This can also be a request to receive a prophetic dream that night. Once you have asked the question listen for a moment for what may come in. If you have a notebook with you, you can write down anything that may come through, a thought, a word or a sentence. A good way to know if it is your guides sending you a message is that they will be direct and kind with loving words. You may also at this time go into a meditation to slow your thoughts and let the magic of the full moon bring portal energy to you. Thank the universe for the guidance. 

I hope you are celebrating this mystical time, beautiful shifts await us. Happy high vibes!