Sacred Rhythms: New Moon Journey
Autumn Journey I September - November 2021
with Corin Blanchard and Tracy Koivisto
In seasonal arcs throughout the year, we are cultivating conscious relationship with the moon ~ earth's closest celestial neighbor ~ as it dances with the Sun, the planets and the stellar beings of the zodiac.
New Moon gatherings have been hosted at the StarHouse for nearly 30 years, under star-filled skies in this mountain temple west of Boulder, Colorado. And now we are offering you the opportunity to deepen your experience and join us for a 3-month adventure!
Musica universalis ~ the harmony of the spheres ~ is an ancient philosophical concept that regards the movements of celestial bodies (the Sun, Moon, and planets) as a form of music. By tuning in to this harmony, we can better connect to the rhythms and cycles within ourselves and the world around us.
Those connections are an infinite wellspring of wisdom, abundance, vitality and life-force from which we can re-source ourselves.
When rooted in a sacred place and weaving with a group of fellow travelers, this practice is all the more powerful! Experience your place in the order of things archetypally, mythically, and cosmically ~ while witnessing the patterns and interrelationships that emerge through the contributions of each individual participant.
Autumn is a time of harvesting, synthesis, clearing, and letting go! It is a time when the light of the sun gradually diminishes, inspiring gratitude for the precious day and awe of the deepening night. What a precious and powerful time to thoughtfully plant and tend our seeds of intention, enhanced by the energies of each New Moon!
Here’s what you can expect during this 3-month New Moon Autumn Journey:
Monthly Online Gatherings
Monthly Online Gatherings
Held via Zoom a couple of days prior to the peak of the New Moon phase, plus a closure call to wrap up the journey arc. Group calls run from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm Mountain time. They will be recorded and circulated in case you cannot join live for any reason!
2021 New Moon Autumn Journey online gathering dates are: September 2, October 4, and November 2.
During these interactive calls, we will introduce various allies and elements including:
- the celestial position of the moon during this phase
- the zodiacal being hosting the moon and their gifts
- resonant plant allies and their attributes
- an encoded star poem to unlock cosmic and mythic wisdom
The closure call is scheduled for November 23.
Twice a month, you will receive an email pulsing out key reminders, inquiries, and invitations! The intention is to help you observe, articulate, deepen, and expand your personal lunar cycle practices and relationship to the new moon rhythm over the course of the 29.5 day lunar cycle.
As the group journey unfolds, there may be opportunities for other connection points, as well, and there is always the invitation to participate in other related StarHouse offerings.
Online Resource Library
A virtual space with a plethora of New Moon resources will be accessible throughout the Journey. Recordings of each call will be posted there, along with other media to guide your process.
Resources made available may include:
- potent plant rituals ~ making tea, dream pillows, and more
- audio meditations for deeper contemplation, insight, and communion
- recorded embodiment practices
- printable plant and planet image collage
- printable card with star poem and monthly allies for quick reference and/or altar item
- helpful links to take your explorations deeper
Join the New Moon Autumn Journey
Your Journey Guides
Corin Blanchard is a relational alchemist and structural integrator who is passionate about embodied, creative, whole-systems health for individuals, organizations and our shared planet. With twenty years experience in educational nonprofits and social enterprise, and ten years as an entrepreneur and business owner ~ including a private bodywork practice as a Certified Rolfer™ ~ she brings a wide range of operational, educational, facilitative, and leadership skills. Corin graduated from Path of the Ceremonial Arts (PCA) through StarHouse in 2015, was program director for the Sacred Arts Practitioner (SAP) Program in 2019, and has served on the board of directors of The StarHouse/All Seasons Chalice since January 2019.
Tracy Koivistois is a certified clinical herbalist, certified astrologer, holistic nutritionist, and medicinal herb grower. She weaves plant medicine and astrology into her holistic vitalist approach, serving as a guide for individuals on a path to remember their own bodies' innate wisdom. Tracy encourages the cultivation of relationship and allyship between people, plants, and planets. As a medicinal herb grower, manager of Earthstar Farm, and steward on the StarHouse land, Tracy has a deep way of engaging in sacred connection with the botanical and natural world. She is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling, Somatic Therapy & Ecotherapy. Tracy participated and facilitated with the Sacred Arts Practitioner (SAP) program in 2019 and has been co creating the New Moon Journeys at the Starhouse for the past year.