MOOD NO 5 // NU MOON IN LEO

If you've been feeling off, like things are shifting and shaking, like stable ground is close but still just out of step; it's okay. The New Moon in Leo was yesterday, and with it came a cosmic portal, a partial solar eclipse, and the last of three in a row and the official end to eclipse season, While New Moons usher in a new cycle, an opportunity to focus on our goals and what we hope to grow and manifest for the next month, eclipses usher in this energy for the next 6 to 12 months. Think shifts both internal and external. What lies beneath the glamour will be exposed, and we'll be asked to step up and grow accordingly. If it ain't growing with you, let it go.

 Still from "The Love Witch" by Anna Biller //  Oscilloscope Laboratories

Still from "The Love Witch" by Anna Biller // Oscilloscope Laboratories

This symphonic chaos is all colored by Leo, the fire sign represented by the lion. All about power, this is not a time to dull your roar. We're being called to stand in our power, honoring the boundaries that help us feel safe, supported and cared for throughout the chaos. We can be heart-centered throughout all of this, led by a sense of compassion (for self and others) and not just ego. Whether you're wearing your favorite pair of could-kill pumps, Docs or whatever else, now is the time to cloak yourself in a glamour that makes you feel fierce, fabulous and free- but absolutely not to be fucked with. 

Think of what you're being called to evolve into and do it. Alter-egos can help us explore identity and weave new narratives about ourselves along the way. What does the most divine, powerful, bitchin' version of yourself look like? Now make it happen. 

 Still from "The Love Witch" by Anna Biller //  Oscilloscope Laboratories

Still from "The Love Witch" by Anna Biller // Oscilloscope Laboratories

TO WEAR: Bright sacral chakra orange, red the color of ruby grapefruit or the sun an hour before it sets. Colors of the sky, fabrics so silky they flow in the slightest breeze. Absolutely anything and everything that makes you feel alive. Three sprays of your grandmother's vintage perfume, complimented with the gold pocket watch you got from your grandpa. Fitted vintage suits in heather gray and burgundy, worn with nothing underneath. Cheeks should be kept in rosy pinks, lips dabbed with a matching shade. Gold eyeshadows to match gold chain belts, oversized vintage hardware, faded denim and black faux leather. 

TO SEE: "The Love Witch", Anna Biller's stunning  60's technicolor tribute to the witch and all her love magick and danger.

 Still from "The Love Witch" by Anna Biller //  Oscilloscope Laboratories

Still from "The Love Witch" by Anna Biller // Oscilloscope Laboratories

TO EAT: Grapefruit popsicles with champagne and mint 

TO DRINK: Mezcal Mules.

TO LISTEN TO: "Venus" by Lady Gaga, "Warm Honey" by Willow, "Freaky Money" By RuPaul and Big Freedia, "Pace is the Trick" by Interpol

TO TOAST TO: Making the ancestors proud.

gabriela herstik