Summary: MoonWise is a podcast featuring conversations with women of power. Join host Dorothée Sophie Royal each new and full moon for lunar forecasts and interviews about natural approaches to self care, health and creativity. Our guests are wisdom carriers, artists, mothers and leaders who are ushering in a new era of feminine wisdom in their own lives and in the world. Each episode is created to help you connect with nature's rhythms and celebrate the beauty medicine in you. Follow us on Instagram @MoonTentCo and check out the show notes at moontent.co.
Learn about art as a path of healing with multi-dimensional artist, activist and educator Naima Penniman. In this episode of #moonwisepodcast, we speak with multi-dimensional artist, activist, healer and educator Naima Penniman of Climbing Poetree about art as a path of survival, evolution and healing. We discuss overcoming shyness to find a voice and purpose, honoring ancestors and the courage to challenge dominant stories in our society. We also talk about the difference between calling in vs. calling out in movement culture. And Naima shares her thoughts on where creative passion and activism intersects for the greater good. We also talk about: Being raised in an activist home Creativity as a place to metabolize grief Connecting with our inherent gifts How communities can increase empathy
A lunar forecast for July 2 - July 31, 2019 by Susan Lipshutz featuring tips and practices for working with the energies of the month. This moon cycle is a time for nurturing our inner life as we enter Cancer season. We have the opportunity to interrupt old emotional patterns and mature our self care. In this episode of #moonwisepodcast, Susan Lipshutz talks about soulful growth as we gain insight into where we hide emotionally and suppress our feelings. She reminds us that we can use the power of the solar eclipse and the energies of this month for self mastery. She encourages us to ask,” when do I feel the most safe, free and at peace?” Start today from the perspective of your most wise self and have the courage to be emotionally honest. It’s a great month to embrace vulnerability and look at your home and professional life as we all reset. It’s also a fruitful time to explore how family lives inside you and where your inner child may need reparenting. Susan offers a flower essence, writing prompts and other tips for this active month. Tune in to hear about how we can fish the depths of our tender unconscious and flow in tumultuous waters.
Learn about awakening your senses to nature and building your sanctuary with healer and teacher Shayne Case. “To be bored with plants is one of the most beautiful places to be.” - Shayne Case In this episode of #moonwisepodcast, we speak with healer, teacher, writer and medicine maker Shayne Case about awakening the senses for nature connection and building your sanctuary in an increasingly tense world. Born from the forest's edge in southwestern Germany and hand fed by the prairie ghosts of her Lakota ancestry, Shayne Case derives her inspiration from these two disparate landscapes. The world of the unseen is her mother tongue and she uses this to bridge communication between the people who come to see her for healing and their spiritual guides. Shayne is a mother, healer, teacher, writer, medicine maker, and an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. Each of these roles she holds with sacred intention and equal passion. We discuss her work with the plant people in creating flower essences, unlearning institutional knowledge and developing an intuitive relationship with the natural world. Shayne also shares her favorite self-mothering practices and ways to cultivate beauty in daily life. We also talk about: Working with plant and stone people Finding your unique medicine bundle The wisdom of weather Creating feasts for the senses Using the medicine of call-out culture The importance of play
A lunar forecast for May 4 - June 3, 2019 by Susan Lipshutz featuring tips and practices for working with the energies of the month. What have you always wanted to build? - Susan Lipshutz This moon cycle is a time for innovation and persistence as we rebuild in earthy Taurus. We have the opportunity to evolve and do things we didn’t know were possible. In this episode of #moonwisepodcast, Susan Lipshutz talks about finding a fresh approach to a fixed situation. She reminds us that we have the right and need to keep changing as we uplevel and rebuild our lives. She encourages us to ask,” what have I always wanted to build?” It will take patience and ingenuity to bring forth something new. Learn to see every barrier as an opportunity, “what do we preserve, let go of or rebuild?” It’s a great month to get physically healthy and remember that your body is a landscape. Examine everything you are constructing and be sure to look at any myths that say you’re not enough. Susan offers some practices to support during this month including a ritual for the Full Moon in Scorpio on May 18th. Tune in to hear about this month of embodiment and innovation.
Learn about the act of naming yourself with artist, small business coach and magic maker Yarrow Magdalena. “It’s ok to be weird, it’s ok to not be for everyone.” - Yarrow Magdalena In this episode of #moonwisepodcast, we speak with artist, small business coach and magic maker Yarrow Magdalena about the power of ritual and the act of naming yourself to honor a new phase in life. We discuss reclaiming weirdness, using creative writing as a self care tool and her joy in undertaking “introvert adventures”. Yarrow also shares her perspective on working with the tarot and how she works to maintain authenticity in social media and the online business space. We also talk about: Finding the right questions Connecting with heritage plants Self care tools for introverts Small business tips
A lunar forecast for April 5 - May 4, 2019 by Susan Lipshutz featuring tips and practices for working with the energies of the month. "We are Earth and we flower too.” - Susan Lipshutz This moon cycle it's a time for new beginnings as we move into a dance of fire and earth with Aries. We have the opportunity to be more strategic in the way we use our power and embody our vision. In this episode of #moonwisepodcast, Susan Lipshutz talks about purposeful inquiry that helps us launch new projects with courageous action. She reminds us to be thoughtful about our light and dark aspects and be aware of how our self impacts our relationships. She says, “when we hit the breaking point, that’s when change can happen.” It’s a time to birth ourselves from an old form. This process of self discovery reignites our life this month. She reminds us to ground to the beat of our core and “honor the movement that you want to express.” Susan offers some practices to support during this month as well as a series of questions for deeper inquiry. Tune in to hear about this action-oriented month filled with the life-force energy of spring.
Learn about self love and coming home to our bodies with womb specialist Jeevan Singh. “Your body is your birthright. It’s time to come home to it.” - Jeevan Singh In this episode of #moonwisepodcast, we speak with healer and womb specialist Jeevan Singh about self love, coming home to our bodies and how to work with our nervous systems for greater health. Jeevan Singh is a healer and womb specialist with a practice infused with both beauty and science. She holds a Doctorate of Science in classical Chinese medicine and is finishing a mindfulness-based Masters of Science in Integrative Mental Health at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Jeevan means “life force” and it is her mission to help her clients rediscover, reconnect with and reclaim the magic, power and life force of their bodies. We talk about the science behind our fight and flight responses and some historical context for women’s disembodiment. We discuss the importance of working with the gifts of our animal bodies and how we can build trust with ourselves after trauma and pain. At the end of our conversation, Jeevan shares her favorite embodiment tools and leads a beautiful mindfulness exercise for personal and collective healing. We also talk about: Sacred menstruation Pleasure as a healing portal Cultivating trust with ourselves Mindfulness practices for embodiment
A lunar forecast for March 6 - April 5, 2019 by Susan Lipshutz featuring tips and practices for working with the energies of the month. This moon cycle it's time to dive into the healing waters of Pisces. We have the opportunity to engage in deep spiritual learning and find new inspiration and flow. In this episode of #moonwisepodcast, Susan Lipshutz talks about breaking old patterns as we heal mind, body and spirit. If we can surrender and trust that we will learn from the initiation, we can open up something that got buried in the depths. She says, “if we can let go of fear, it will be interesting.” She urges us to get in touch with our motivations and illusions as we explore the subconscious and vibrational part of our being. It’s a wonderful time to do healing work around addictions and overwhelm. Examine where you fall on the wheel of the victim/martyr cycle and step into a new philosophical paradigm. She recommends working with dreams and offers suggestions for water rituals and crystals to support us through the month. Tune in to hear about this cleansing and clearing month that will help us align with our inner guide for Spring.
Learn about redefining success with artist Vyana Novus-Magee. “What does rest mean to me? “ - Vyana Novus-Magee In this episode of #moonwisepodcast, we speak with artist Vyana Novus-Magee on redefining success. We talk about rest, vulnerability and learning to live daily life on our own terms. Vyana Novus-Magee (she/they) is a queer mother and artist based in Ojai, California. Her content and creations pull from her experience living with Complex-PTSD, and the journey she has taken to reclaim pleasure and purpose in her life. Her approach to life and work is focused on getting to the core essence of what each individual needs & wants, then building systems to support that unique expression of life. Their Redefining Success Journal is a tool that brings the feeling of accomplishment to everyone, flipping the story of success from a static cultural projection to a fluid personal experience. It focuses on guiding people to understand what their current capacity is, and how to scope goals to meet that space. We discuss postpartum motherhood, living with PTSD and accessing grace and compassion for ourselves. We also talk about: Simple practices rooted in pleasure and joy / Finding time for creativity / Embracing curiosity in stuck areas of your life / Scoping daily accomplishments
A lunar forecast for February 4 - March 6, 2019 by Susan Lipshutz featuring tips and practices for working with the energies of the month. This moon cycle it's time to expand our thinking. We have the opportunity to open up our vision of the future and explore a new sense of identity. In this episode of #moonwisepodcast, Susan Lipshutz talks about embracing curiosity as we modify and upgrade our consciousness. We have the chance to create new networks for collaboration and innovation and infuse our goals with new ideas of what’s possible. She asks, “How do you view your self identity?" She urges us to observe our thinking and review our January intentions with a sense of positive anarchy. She reminds us to tend daily to our inner flame and be aware of the waters you’re taking into your body. She recommends a New Moon/Imbolc ritual for activating your wellness and inspiration for spring. We also talk about some herbs and crystals that can be helpful guides this month. Tune in to hear to hear about this rebellious and innovative month that urges us to dream a new self into being.
In this episode of #moonwisepodcast, we speak with entrepreneur Eileen Rosete about running a sacred feminine business. We talk about her path from working with trauma survivors to creating an lifestyle brand that has become a movement to honor women. We discuss divine timing, motherhood and how we can all work to write the feminine back into our collective story. We also talk about: Following the spark of inspiration How men can support the feminine Why the process is an important as the outcome Trauma-sensitive healing work
A lunar forecast for January 5 - February 4, 2019 by Susan Lipshutz featuring tips and practices for working with the energies of the month and a look at the vibration for the year 2019. The doing is not only the achievement on the outer level, it’s the inner level.” - Susan Lipshutz This moon cycle it's time to release what’s not working so we can start to build. We have the opportunity to align with our inner values and create the container and structure we need for true liberation. In this episode of #moonwisepodcast, Susan Lipshutz talks about showing up with discipline and dedication while also embracing the happiness and creativity present in vibration of 2019, which is a 3 year. We have the chance to mobilize from a place of self love and bring joy to our work. She says, it’s a time to “get serious about what we care about” and observe and even plan for your obstacles. She asks, “What is it time for? What is it time to let go of?” She reminds us that “there’s an inner elder in all of us” that can be called on to move toward our soul’s purpose. She urges us to pay attention to what is dragging our energy and confront our fear of failure. She emphasizes that mastery is largely achieved by “showing up every single day.” Tune in to hear the additional questions and writing prompts that Susan shares to assist you in setting your goals and intentions for this coming year.
Learn about about the power of vulnerability and remembering the voices of the ancestors with Kontomble Voice Diviner Liv Mokai Wheeler. “The connection with spirit and the people, it’s never stopped.” - Liv Mokai Wheeler In this episode of #moonwisepodcast, we speak with Kontomble Voice Diviner Liv Mokai Wheeler about the power of vulnerability and hearing the voices of the ancestors. Liv Mokai Wheeler is an international ritual facilitator and voice of the “little people.” She trained and apprenticed for 8 years with Malidoma Some and has gone through several initiations that have enabled her to speak in the tongue of the Kontomble. She tours the world facilitating ritual reminding people of their true nature, which is deeper than our modern selves would have us believe. She recently published her book “With the Love of the Ancients” available on Amazon. We talk about waking up to the call of the ancestors and how women can rise to truly support each other. Liv reminds us,”all of us come from some tribe or some village.” She says, “we need to retrace our steps in order to walk forward with clarity of purpose.” We also talk about jealousy, envy and shame along the path to our callings. Liv explains, “people are really aching to remember why we’re here in the first place.” We also talk about: Longing for true sisterhood Coming out as a spiritual person Hearing the voice of the ancients Waking up to our calling
A lunar forecast for December 7 - January 5, 2018 by Susan Lipshutz featuring tips and practices for working with the energies of the month. “A lot moves deep within what appears to be still.” - Susan Lipshutz This moon cycle it's time for pragmatic optimism as we enter the darkness of winter. We have the opportunity to return to our inner knowing and cultivate the light within. In this episode of #moonwisepodcast, Susan Lipshutz talks about this uplifting time when we turn our gaze skyward. She reminds us to look beyond the everyday and gain inspiration from the bigger picture. We have the chance to examine the patterns that we don’t want to take into the new year. She says, “start by telling yourself the truth.” She advises us to look at the night sky as much as possible and work with inner and outer light. Susan also recommends some beautiful Winter Solstice rituals and practices for honoring our connection to the stars and our faith in mystery. Tune in to hear about this month's opportunities to pierce illusions, own our inner light and enter the new year with joy.
Learn about radical self care and making wellness accessible to communities of color with Mariam Mouna of I See You Wellness. “Radical self care is dropping the ball and choosing you, constantly at all times, not matter what. That is radical.” - Mariam Mouna In this episode of #moonwisepodcast, we speak with reiki healer and wellness entrepreneur Mariam Mouna about making wellness accessible to communities of color. Mariam (or Mar for short) is a native of Marrakech, Morocco living and loving in Brooklyn, New York. She is the founder and creative director of I See You Wellness—a wellness and lifestyle brand that exists to empower communities of color through accessible wellness and radical self care. We talk about her journey from corporate America to creating a brand of soul care products infused with magic. We discuss why homogenous portrayals of wellness is harmful for us all and how we can begin to free ourselves from internal messages that hold us back. Mariam shares her own favorite self care practices as well as her perspective on the power of affirmations. She reminds us that words are spells. She says, “when were mindful of what we say, then we can cast spells that we actually want.” Be sure to stay tuned to the end of the episode when Mariam guides us in a beautiful meditation. If you’d like to skip ahead to experience that, it will be around minute 45 of this episode. We also talk about: Following pleasure to your calling / Words as spells / Separating self care from capitalism / Changing the way we talk to ourselves / Redefining meditation