Oh Mercury Retrograde

Posted on Thursday, 22 September 2016

Oh Mercury Retrograde you are over today and I am feeling a little more like myself again. If you have been feeling the effects, lost in translation, technically challenged you are definitely not alone. I had some pretty heartbreaking things evolve during this retrograde and it left me completely blindsided and lost. I felt the depths of pain, a hollow feeling of defeat. So many unanswered questions, my brain just couldn't comprehend the words others were saying. That is retrograde for you, it is the painful reminder that things change and it's time to really take a step back and look at your life. If you are anything like me and have clearly made a soul agreement way before entering this world to do big scary things, to step into unknown territory and to expand in great leaps, then as soon as comfort and familiarity sets in you need to shake things up or life will do it for you. I am a gemini and mercury is my ruler so alas things shake up stronger for me, oh joy! Mercury runs our communication, thinking, truth and travel, and when it goes retrograde meaning it appears to be travelling backwards these things also go backwards (thanks gala darling for all the helpful info).

So what to do when you've hit the elusive cement floor? Take it all in, don't hide from it, let it be what it may be. Felling the pain and going through the wave is important. Through deep pain is transformation, it is the way we can find ourselves again and discover the things we are meant to be doing. Ask yourself what is this here to teach me? It may be hard at first, when you are freshly still in it, picking away at the scab. Find beauty in just being, in not having all the answers. There is this beautiful thing that happens when sadness comes along, at least for me, I felt like I was floating around truly as I am. I wasn't worried about what other people thought of me, of being too emotional, heck of even crying at the coffee shop that one day, I was being human and honest and there is so much beauty in that.

The magic part, yes I am getting there. You see the important things more clearly, your dreams come to life and creativity bleeds out of you. Meditation is and always will be my saving grace, it is the way I can quiet my mind long enough to hear some answers. It is where I can feel the pain and it be ok. You can discover your next move through meditation, to sift through the chaos. It takes practice and patience but it will come easier, just remember that meditation can be anything you make it, there's no real wrong way to do it. It is a moment in your day that you can say "hey I am going to be kind to my thoughts, I am going to choose the ones that soothe me."

Other magical ways to help you in the aftermath of a retrograde:

This interview with Tony Robbins

Watch the movie Captain Fantastic

How to survive Mercury Retrograde by Gala Darling

Bad Moon Rising bath salts from Gem Honey, smells delicious, is relaxing and is charged with quartz crystal for magical healing

Listen to this podcast by psychic teachers

get yourself a copy of Future You zine (written by my sis!)

on my to read list: Gabby Bernstein The Universe Has Your Back

There you have it, a little bit of magic meditation and a little bit of magical soul tools to help you weather the storm. And remember storms come and go and what they leave behind is a clear shore, a new day and a stronger you.


Posted on Saturday, 17 September 2016

I've worn some special dresses in my day but this one takes the lead.  Beautiful, flowy, sexy and powerful is the best way to describe the look and feeling you get wearing this frock. My lady loves over at Fitzroy boutique suggested this little number when I was looking for something to wear to the Raindance Independent Filmmakers Ball. I thought no way! I don't know how to even get into that thing, but then I did and totally understood their enthusiasm. It transformed my mood and made me feel on top of the world, not to mention that night I have never been stopped so many times to ask about my dress, it was a showstopper. Also my girl Jordan de Ruiter hooked me up with the perfect black lace bralette and made me a special crescent moon chain necklace to complete the look. She even snapped these photos for me after a night of fun drinking (me or her? I guess you'll never know), she's my hero ha!

Dress: nightwwalker from Fitzroy Boutique rentals
Bralette and necklace: Jordan de Ruiter

Moon Child

Posted on Friday, 9 September 2016

I am so excited to share a sneak peek of the Moon Child lookbook shoot I styled for Jordan de Ruiter SS17. The rest will be coming out closer to her launch in a really cool way which I cannot wait to show you. We worked with the mega talented photographer Angela Lewis, I love the mysticism and play she captures in the photos. The mega babe and coolest woman around Misty Fox created the hair and makeup looks, going to town on glitter! And my gal pal the super gorgeous Gaby Henderson was the perfect mod looking moon goddess model for the shoot. Despite the insane weather we had that day which actually broke a huge tree in the backyard, we stuck to the beach house, styled it up and made it into our gypsy psychedelic jam pad. Also loved working with BB tresors for the gorgeous crystal mala necklaces and bracelets. Witchy, boho and beachy, all the things I love wrapped up into one shoot, perfection. 

Photographer: Angela Lewis
Stylist: Ana Alic
Makeup and Hair: Misty Fox
Crystal Jewellery: BB Tresors
Models: Gaby Henderson and Ana Alic

Cabin Love

Posted on Monday, 5 September 2016

Every time I escape the city I never want to come back. The peacefulness, the sacred rhythm of the land, the sounds of nature, the stars that blanket the sky and go on for miles, the list is endless. Anxiety washes away the moment I am surrounded by nature. The need to do big things, be the best, have the best is quieted. In it's place I find inspiration springing up in every thought, ease and love of life, a need for play and connection. I cherish these moments beyond words, it's what fuels my soul. It is the same feeling when I travel, to marvel at the iridescent sunset, to hike new lands, the slumber amongst new stars. There is so much beauty is nature's authenticity, it is what it is and never tries to be beautiful, it just is. Nature takes it's time, it grows when it is suppose to grow, never being forced, perfect in the timing of its life.

I have been thinking a lot about timing lately, mostly in terms of my career. In truth I gave away an audition to venture to the cabin, something I rarely if ever do. I have been working hard trying and trying at my craft because I want it to happen now. But just like the perfect timing of summer's sweet breeze things have their own timeline. So I went to the cabin to be with my friends and my love, to bask in summer's end. My experience so far in life is that as long as you are ready and you let go of the timing of things - everything just works out, it has to, that is the law of the universe and our proof is in the lakes, and the trees and the sunsets and the blissful summer nights.

The new moon in September joined us on our cabin retreat. We greeted it with open arms and a new moon ritual around the camp fire. Burning the things that no longer served us, a way to connect to our lunar mother and each other. I don't really know what this one means but I know how it feels. It feels like getting things done and creating the life you want and deserve. It feels like a knowing, even if that knowing is still hidden, there is a knowing there longing to come out. It feels like acknowledging the beauty around us and the sweetness that fall will bring. It feels like love and appreciation that someone somehow could find you and like all your quirks and will dance on a slackline with you to a dirty dancing song and still think you are pretty cool. It feels like friendship that holds you up and is thoughtful and kind but most importantly a sure bet. We each chose a crystal to help us through the transition from summer to fall, my favourite time of year. Carnelian was my chosen gem and what I needed to have.  It grounds and anchors you in the present reality, it is excellent in restoring vitality and motivation, and for stimulating creativity. It banishes emotional negativity and replaces it with a love of life (from the crystal bible). If life is made up of moments like these I want them all to be filled with magic and wonder, beauty and love and the curiosity of what lies beyond the stars while laying of the dock hand in hand with your tribe.