I have offered an astrology forecast at the beginning of the year for the last five years featuring a particular astrologer. You and I have loved those forecasts, but if 2020 has taught us anything, it is that change is not only inevitable but necessary. We can no longer do what we’ve always done.
April Miller McMurtry is the founder of THE MOON IS MY CALENDAR, LLC and creatress of the New Moon Calendar Journal. She is also a visual artist, mother, and creative lunar guide. Her work reflects her passion for nature-based cycles, wellness, and creative expression.
With a background in Youth Leadership, Girls’ Education, Intuitive Art, and Meditation - April has more than twenty-years experience working in education as a classroom teacher, workshop facilitator, and program coordinator at home and abroad. Trained as a Spanish Teacher, she now loves to share the language of the Moon.
April supports people on the path to growth and transformation through meditation, creative process, and awakening cyclical wisdom. She is interested in how healing work is connected to our relationship with Earth. Both of April’s grandmothers are first generation born in the United States from England and Ireland. She is a mother of two children and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with four generations of her family.
Emma interviewed Marcia on The Awakened Woman Self Care podcast she created with Christine Pensa. On Marcia’s website, she writes: Your life’s story is a cosmic story—just like mine is. Like you, every atom in my body was made in a star. The ceaseless vibrations of every spinning, pulsing particle in the cosmos is constantly messaging the molecules of my dreams and the atoms of my soul–just like yours. The universe is within you.
Astrology is the poetic breath of nature—a way in not a way out
Every ship needs a captain. That’s you! But every captain needs a celestial navigator and that’s me. When your travels take you far from land, my sky knowledge will help you stay true to course. And when the stars hide in the storm clouds, you can be confident that my keen intuition will help you steer safely home.
Your navigator will earn his keep during the idle times as a soulful storyteller and then as a compassionate strategist to help you work with the powerful responses conjured by the starrytelling. I will confirm the route you’ve chosen, help you at the helm when you feel off course, and empower you to weather the wildest waves with purpose and fascination.
Janet Conner is a prayer artist, mystic witch, deep soul explorer, field guide in The Mystic, and mistress of the threshold between worlds—the mystical theta brain wave state. But first and always, Janet is a devoted daughter of the Feminine Divine and Original Prayer. As a mystic witch, Janet enthusiastically embraces the sacred call to transmute witch from a word that strikes terror into a title that awakens a bone-deep memory of walking in wonder in a world that is sacred, beautiful, and alive. Janet participated in Perdita Finn’s first classes on Taking Back the Magic and knows that Perdita’s work is the source of the wild creative river now running through her as she listens to the voices of thousands of years of witches guiding us gently into sacred wholeness in the radical prayer intensive coming this summer: The Return of The Witches: a Jeanne d’Arc Listening Novena.
Janet’s first book, Writing Down Your Soul, became a bestseller, followed by The Lotus and The Lily, Soul Vows, Find Your Soul’s Purpose and more. When “Prayer Artist” came calling in February of 2018, Janet found herself writing a whole new genre of prayer as love songs, redefining prayer altogether, and leading radical prayer intensives with fellow female mystics. She launched the Praying at the Speed of Love podcast to host intimate conversations with authors and teachers about their private prayer lives.
Although she can hear the trees in the Hudson River Valley whispering her name, for now Janet lives with silence, solitude, and joy in the tiny town of Ozona, Florida on the Gulf of Mexico.
Emma Kupu Mitchell
Emma has been a practitioner of holistic therapies for over 30 years, including clinical Aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Depth Numerology, Elemental Astrology with an emphasis on the Moon, Yoga Nidra, and Sound Healing. Emma uses her extensive knowledge of ancient healing practices to create unique sound- infused sacred anointing oils and tinctures aligning with your natal chart and the “sacred geometry” of YOU.
Emma’s passion over the last 5- 6 years has been in elemental and shamanic astrology (particularly the lunar/moon wisdom) studying with amazing teachers which has enabled a deeper level of wisdom and understanding of her own life and her work with clients. Emma brings the vibrations and ancient mysteries of the celestial skies down to earth and interweaves these teachings in a unique approach with depth numerology through the lineage of Pythagoras.
I believe Hawaii called me (all the way from England!) to this ancient energetic land – the heart chakra of Mother Earth, the perfect location to hear the senses of our Souls and to be in harmony with nature and our natural rhythms. It is with deep gratitude that I continue to share the “mana” of these beautiful islands through my work today as a soul medicine artist guiding you back to wholeness - helping you hear and live the music, beauty, and wisdom of your Soul.