The Choice to Create: New Moon in Gemini

Dear Soul on the Other Side of the Screen,

I'm so happy to share this moment together and honor the GEMINI New Moon!!!!!!! With my Sun, Moon, AND Venus in Gemini, I have some things I'm really inspired to share with you about this energy alongside our resident Qoya Astrologer Virginia Rosenberg (also a Gemini!).

As an ambassador of Gemini energy, I offer you this invitation to consider:

What would be the most delightful thing for you to create in your life right now?

What would THRILL you?!?!

What would you like to dance with day in and day out and develop a dynamic understanding of from every single angle?

For me, this inquiry has been to dance with the mind, body, heart, and soul of WOMAN.

I've been in hundreds of circles with all women in Qoya for classes, workshops, weeklong retreats, Intensive teacher trainings, online gatherings, and conference calls, and the one thing that is voiced over and over and over (and over!) again is the desire to create. The call to take a spark of inspiration and start a fire. The growing curiosity and sense of our power, as individuals and as women, can be remembered and lived in this lifetime. The path to trust the feeling of truth in the body and honor our inner wisdom and unique gifts in service to the highest good of all. 

Our resident Qoya Astrologer Virginia Rosenberg shares:

The New Moon in Gemini on May 25, 2017 (3:44pm EST) is a refinement. An affirmation for the power to choose. We are multidimensional beings. We are dynamic. We exist in many realms and worlds at once. We can surf between wisdom and recklessness. Fly in the schools of discipline and raw impulse. Life always invites us to learn. Study contrast. To access oneness, play in the realms of duality. We can flit and fly through chapters of life and gather all sorts of interesting information. At some point, we need to make a choice. Sometimes what we want is not really what we need. Allow yourself to be properly guided. Patiently wait for precise channels to open. If it is really meant for you, it will find you. You may encounter an option of lust or love. It could be an opportunity to honor your commitments. It could be an invitation to deepen your ability to love. Channel your energies constructively. Powerfully love your real self. The snake sheds her skin. Let go into the power of love, and be reborn.

To feel this energy in your body, I'd love to give you an entire Qoya Class! It's from our new online course, A Call to Create: Our Bodies are Made to Do This, which helps you embody the philosophies and practices in the Qoya book by applying them to a creative project you wish to birth into the world.

This video is a full Qoya class with a segment from each of the other full length Qoya class videos. In Chapter 9 of Qoya the book, you are guided to Create Your Own Movement, Create Your Own Ritual, Create Your Own Community Gathering, and Create Your Own Pilgrimage. The theme here is CREATE YOUR OWN! 

Gemini energy can be creative in bringing together a variety of different things that you may not have thought of before and weaving them together with a magical thread. Choose your Project! Make some magic this new moon!

Who would have thought that we could put together oracle cards, sacred space, fun and easy feminine ways of moving the body, yoga as prayer, honoring our shadow, shamanic shaking, learning the Grapevine, and dancing like no one is watching, while meeting a few new best friends and listening to a playlist that takes you from Putamayo world music to Top 40 to obscure indie to Sia to medicine songs?! Who would have thought that initiating over 300 teachers would lead to an article in US News about a trend in fitness of movement that isn't only about the body, but about expanding the capacity of meaning that women can feel when moving their bodies?!

I did.

I truly believe we are here to create, and that's why I'm so honored to share this course with you! To get 9 bonus calls with me to go on the journey together, sign up before June 11th(my Gemini birthday) and also receive a $111 discount!

Whatever you choose to create with this New Moon, may you know the power you have to choose, and may your choice delight you.

Also, a friendly reminder, to be more connected to the truth of your choice, I highly recommend MOVEMENT! (Read: do some of the video and see if its true for you, too!)

With gratitude,




The Great Mystery of Rebirth: Full Moon In Scorpio Movement Ritual

There is lore of a time when the greatest thought leaders were not the ones who gave you five steps to this or that. They wouldn't insult your intelligence that way. They would create situations in which you could realize what they knew, but it was shown to you through the courage of your own heart to See. Instead of exchanging mental information, they offered you a way to explore and expand your wisdom through honoring your own experiences. They held a vision of you inevitably remembering who you are, and they guided your best next step with subtlety by encouraging you to free yourself of distractions so you could access a realm of integrity and magic.



Slow Down to Listen: New Moon in Taurus Movement Ritual

Dear Soul on the other side of the screen,

There are many voices calling for your attention. Some come through your text messages, your emails, your voicemail, your mail. Some come through the people you share your day with: your family, your roommates, your co-workers, your friends, your lovers…

As meaningful as all those interactions can potentially be, there is always one other strong steady call reaching for each of us.



What Lights You Up? Full Moon Movement Ritual

Dear torch carrier of the light,

Chances are if you are reading this, you are some combination of the following:

A) experiencing or are empathic to the challenges of this time

B) consciously practicing gratitude and appreciation for the many blessings of this time

C) feel a call to be of service combining your skills and passion at this time

D) identify as a light worker and take responsibility to do shadow work instead of project it on everyone else

E) like to dance



The Well-Rested Warrior: New Moon Movement Ritual

Hello Dear Dancing Soul,

Let us celebrate for one quick moment.

Throughout all of time and space, in this moment, here we are meeting!

Your eyes are on your screen, and as I look into the screen in front of me, my fingers are typing symbols of letters to create communication through words and phrases, so that during this wildly dynamic time on Earth, we can have a moment of being CONNECTED.

(Party time!)



Be Willing To Do the Work and Occasionally Break Some Dishes Along the Way: Virgo Full Moon

How many times can we hear the encouragement, "Trust yourself!"?

How many ways can we receive the message, "Follow your heart!"?

How many heartbreaks need to heal until we trust the resilience of love to heal all wounds?

How many times do we have to see our old habits and patterns hold us back until we stand up and say, "Enough!"?

Everyone reading these words knows the next step you are being called to in your life, and you know the main thing you have to let go of to do it. I promise you, you know!

So now the question becomes: are you willing?



Dream the Impossible Dream: New Moon Eclipse

It's been said unless there is a question, there is no need for teaching.

When we are connected to our body, our breath, our heart, our life, we trust in its flow. When we lose connection with our body, our breath, our heart, and our life, we feel bound by the patterns of the past and torn towards the thoughts of the future, feeling disconnected from the power of the present moment. Many variations of the same question arise here: How do we return? Remember? Heal? Awaken?


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Sovereignty as Oneness: Full Moon Eclipse!

Qoya means Queen.

Not an emotionally distant, bejeweled, position of inherited power. Queen as a feminine manifestation of consciousness. Queen as embodied wisdom. Queen as expressed creation.

Queen as free. As sovereign. Sovereign not on a throne dominating others. Sovereign as a conscious chooser and co-creator in her own life. Sovereign as a woman who has remembered her essence as wise, wild and free. Because she has a deep experience and awareness of the physical sensation of that truth when it zings through her spine, she recognizes others as expressions of that same eternal light.

She can trust life because she realizes: she is life.

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Descend to Ascend with this New Moon in Aquarius

Do you remember the story of David and Goliath?

One man against a large giant?

Do you remember how David defeats Goliath?

A slingshot to his head. Let's say his third eye.

Do you know the brilliant metaphor of a slingshot that applies to honoring feminine cycles? The deeper you go within, the more momentum you have to move forward.



Create Your Own Reality: Full Moon in Cancer

Dear Dreamers,

During the Qoya Remember Our Future Retreat last weekend in upstate New York, we created our own sense of reality. We dedicated the luxury of our free time to movement to honor the sacred gift of our bodies that make it possible for our spirits to be here. We did ritual and ceremony to honor the awareness of our consciousness and emotions that pass through our hearts for all things that bring us back to love. We gathered in community to strengthen our spirits on the sometimes arduous journey of life. We followed the call of pilgrimage.



Wishing you a WONDER*FULL New Moon and New Year!

Dear Qoya Dancers of Light,

There's a game I like to play from Ester and Jerry Hicks' book Ask and It is Given called Rampage of Appreciation, and it goes like this: set the timer and for a few minutes, name as many things in the room that delight you.

This game reminds me of a time I had an epiphany after I heard, "If you want to be happy later, you have to be happy now." It was one of the first times I really understood that instead of focusing on external events to determine or derail my happiness, it is dependent on my own perspective. What you look for is often what you see. If you look for a miracle and believe in your heart of hearts it is possible, you are the most likely to experience it. However, if you do not believe that it is possible, it may cross your path but you may not be able to see it, because when you're not looking for a miracle, you may be looking for more evidence of loss.



Contrast is a Powerful Teacher: Full Moon Movement Ritual

Dear Courageous Embodied Soul, 

If you are reading this, you are likely conscious of the transformational process you as an individual and we collectively as humanity are being forcefully initiated into. On a soul level, you acknowledge that you most likely chose or won the lottery to be here for this moment.

You are becoming a master of sensitivity to the non-dual aspect of everything truly being one. One breath. One mind. One heart. One pulse. One love. You are praying for yourself and all others as we courageously face unity's contrast through thoughts of hate, actions of violence, and emotions of fearing the other. 



We All Must Journey: New Moon Movement Ritual

What if someone told you the world is spiraling towards impending doom and destruction and that the prophecies of this time are to break down the old systems that do not serve the highest good of all? Would you get that fight, flight, or freeze feeling in your body?

What if someone told you the world is re-birthing itself into an inevitable fifth dimensional reality where polarity is no longer necessary as a teacher? What if they promised that if you keep doing your energetic practices, you can levitate your consciousness above all that does not appear as love and magically one day ascend to a land with perennial sunshine, rainbows, and unicorns? Would you feel relieved in some ways and simultaneously suspicious?



Sovereignty: Full Moon Movement Ritual

Dear Dancers of the Dance,

A lot has happened since our last cycle of the moon.

Many are shocked and disoriented from the results of the American Presidential election triggering PTSD from past hurts and inciting fear of the future. In the midst of these challenges, there has also been a spark ignited to wholeheartedly commit to co-creating the world we want to live in.

For many of us, activism, service, and participation felt optional. Somewhat unexpectedly, we have all now been thrust into what a friend said to me this week with his eyes and with his words, "Welcome to our Brave New World."



Grief, Gratitude, and the Art of Alchemy: New Moon Movement Ritual

Here's a recipe you may want to consider.

STEP 1) Honor your grief. You don't have to force it. It doesn't really work that way. But if you sit still for a little while, something may happen. When the numbness of being so busy falls away and you can take the true grief in the heart of your heart and offer it the gift of your attention.



Gather Around the Fire: Full Moon Movement Ritual

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

I invite you to gather with me around the fire. Have a seat and rest your bones.


Now we will all inhale together and exhale together and see ourselves and one another more clearly by the light of the fire, even through it may be dark this night.

If we get closer to the flame, the light illuminates our true faces and helps us acknowledge that human desire to be in a circle of support and be part of a community in which we feel supported authentically.


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Loving the Journey: New Moon Movement Ritual

This New Moon is an invitation to see the grace and beauty in the dance of separation as it leads us back together. Through lived experience, day by day, we get initiated into this evolution of consciousness that is happening in us and all around us, and on some special days, like at a wedding, or on a New Moon in Libra, the divine whispers into our soul ear and says, "There is one thing to which there is no opposite. Do you remember what it is?"

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Patience Prays: Full Moon Movement Ritual

Dear Dreamers and Doers,

You know the saying...Patience pays.

I just made up another one...Patience PRAYS.

What do you do when you want something, not indulgently but from a place of needing it SO badly. The perfect home. The perfect partner. The perfect job. The perfect a/b/c/x/y/z. We know that honoring everything has it's fair share of challenges or imperfections, but still, we yearn for the things that are puzzle piece perfect for us.