Hearth and Home Vol. 21: Being Seen

Alchemy and Magic

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appy New Moon in Leo!

I’ve been feeling that Leo vibe this year, more than usual. Necessity, the old proverb goes, is the mother of invention. Challenges to our social habits have forced so many of us to look to images in a fresh way as means of communication, in ways perhaps more pronounced than other years.

My grandfather was a Leo and when I think about the best qualities of the amazing, stellar, lion, I always think about him. Right now, I’m thinking about him a lot.

He showed up fully himself wherever he was. He loved a good party, loved the spotlight, loved drama and excitement. When there wasn’t any drama to be had, he was happy to create it himself!

For me, Leo is all about showing up and letting yourself be seen. If we can’t show up in person, we are forced to find and create other ways to show up. This year I have taken that literally, and I am sharing a lot more on Insta. If you don’t follow me there, you should!

The power of videos and visual storytelling was brought home to me earlier this month when Jasper, our 9 year old, tried out for the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio. This year, auditions couldn’t be held in the usual way, and so every performer needed to make a video – with no pauses or cuts – introducing themselves and performing scales plus 3 different prepared pieces of music.

It was a lot for a 9 year old cello player. On the first day of taping, we had to get the giggles out, but on the second day, he rocked it, and soon after we learned he had been accepted!

What will the city-wide Youth Orchestra look like this year? Who knows! But kids who love music showed up and played their hearts out. In one form or another, the show will go on, and I am fully confident they are going to learn oh-so-much on their journey together. Also, major props to my beloved husband David for making the video happen and for handling ALL music practices at our house…it is a lot of work, and he brings so much excellence to it just holding that space for Jasper.

I have even more exciting visual news. My publishing team and I have decided on a cover for my upcoming book Star Child: Joyful Parenting Through Astrology and I CANNOT WAIT to share it with you all – soon, soon!

Our family has settled into a solid routine. Since school is beginning virtually, we will be able to maintain it, more or less. Jasper is excited to launch into 3rd grade and Heath is delighted to be home and speeding through the neighborhood on his Strider balance bike. He collects little treasures on his walks and delights in harvesting tomatoes and trying to sit on the (very patient) dog.

The boys go for long walks and bring home all kinds of magical goodies. They found the bird’s nest (pictured above for me) and arranged items in it for me too. I love that they put an eye milagro in the nest. It was as if they knew mommy has been contemplating vision and visibility.

I’ve been busy making fall plans for the gardens and for courses and classes I want to teach, including a free call on the upcoming Mercury Retrograde (I’ll probably talk about the Mars retrograde a little bit too) and a brand new offering steeped in magic and story that I am thrilled to share with all of you.

Many of you especially loved receiving a prompt in last month’s Hearth and Home, so here is one for this month:

What am I seeing right now and how am I letting myself be seen?

(The Leos in your life approve of this question, promise!)

As always, from our family to yours, we wish you a beautiful and magical month full of goodness!

magic, miracles: receive my lunar letters

ARRIVING on full moons each month.

Many Branches–Introducing Navjit Kandola of Tenderlogic

Learning and Community

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ear Miracles,

The world of social media has allowed Sacred Artists to present their insights and offerings in a variety of new and unique ways. One of the most popular ways to present information right now is to use video to do so. Videos are easier than ever to make and they allow for the kind of one on one intimacy that we find in working face to face but also enable us to work with people all over the world. And no one is doing a video like my featured guest. I hope, dear readers, that you will join me in giving my first guest a warm round of virtual applause — for Navjit Kandola is truly one of a kind!

I met Navjit in Santa Fe about a year ago we sat down for tea and immediately connected. She is a forward-thinking innovator with razor-sharp insight and I love many things about her work — but I especially love how she integrates film with intuition; this is a wonderful, fresh, take on an art form that can sometimes seem stuck in a bygone era. Her one on one on one sessions are jam-packed with wisdom as well as practical actions you can take to foster your alignment and illumination right now. Of course, the person who speaks most eloquently about her work is Navjit herself, sit back and enjoy!

Many Branches: Navjit Kandola from Bri Saussy on Vimeo.

You can connect to Navjit on Facebook and Twitter.

You may learn more about her one on one sessions and book one today right here.

Navjit Kandola Spiritual advisor, educator, speaker, and filmmaker. She is the Director of Nizhoni School for Global Consciousness and a full-time mum. She holds a Masters of Science degree in Inspirational Media, a Bachelors of Science in Divinity, an LLB (British law degree), and a B/Tech Diploma in Business and Public Administration (distinction). Navjit writes regularly in her spirited style on her blog site www.TenderLogic.com a site dedicated to inspire and create insight for stargazers and trailblazers.

magic, miracles: receive my lunar letters

ARRIVING on full moons each month.

Many Branches–Getting Courageous with Kate

Learning and Community

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ear Miracles: I am so delighted to present the first installment in an ongoing series, Many Branches. Many Branches is a monthly guest post written by some of the brightest folks I know. They may or may not work in the world of Sacred Arts, but they always have wisdom and insight that applies to all of us!

Getting Kate Courageous from Bri Saussy on Vimeo.

For the first Many Branches profile I sat down with the remarkable Kate Courageous from Your Courageous Life.

We riffed on why fear can be a great teacher, how reality is limited (and limiting), and the good, bad, and ugly sides of manifestation among other things. I hope you enjoy it and I hope you learn something!

magic, miracles: receive my lunar letters

ARRIVING on full moons each month.