The Moon is My Calendar – An interview with April McMurtry

The Moon is My Calendar – An interview with April McMurtry

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🌙✨ Welcome to the A Pinch of Magick Podcast, where we’re diving deep into the enchanting world of lunar connections with the mystical April McMurtry.

 

Get ready to embark on a celestial journey that has the power to transform your life!

🌔 Ever been captivated by the moon’s beauty or wondered how its ethereal energy influences you? This episode will illuminate the path to harnessing the magic of the moon.

🌛 April shares how embracing the moon’s energy not only altered her experience of life, but also led her to create her cherished lunar calendar. Discover the secrets of living in harmony with the ebb and flow of existence.

 

🔮 We delve into the following lunar loving topics:

  • The beginning of April’s moonlit journey and her initiation into the lunar realm
  • Unraveling the mysteries of ‘lunar time’
  • The impact of her ‘free spirit’ mum and her lunar connection
  • The moon as a cosmic bridge to yourself, others, and the world
  • Personalising the lunar cycle to align with your unique energy
  • Embracing and honoring your inner rhythms and cycles
  • Staying present through each phase of our ever-changing selves
  • April’s story of reclaiming control of her day, banishing depletion, and awakening with rejuvenation
  • Practical ways to work with the moon’s energy
  • The intricate dance between solar and lunar energies in our lives
  • Our relationship with endings 
  • Navigating current astrological transits and their cosmic implications
  • Conjuring magick with the Venus cycles

🌟 Join us as we journey through the realms of lunar wisdom and unearth the powerful magick within you. Together, let’s dance under the moonlit sky and embrace the enchanting energy of the cosmos! ✨🌙

 

About April McMurtry

April Miller McMurtry (she/her) is a mother, teacher, and creative moon guide.

Through lunar facilitation she supports people on their path of growth and transformation through the simple yet profound practice of self-study in relationship with cycles.

April is the founder of THE MOON IS MY CALENDAR and has independently published the New Moon Calendar Journal since 2014. This circular calendar and transformational tool has already helped thousands of people around the world live with more grounded awareness, embodied connection, and clear intention – especially during times of self-discovery and life transitions.

With a Masters of Arts in Teaching and a background in expressive art, yoga and meditation, April loves to share the language of the Moon to help people access their inner wisdom – inspiring us all to take better care of ourselves, each other, and the Earth!

 

Connect with April

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Website: www.themoonismycalendar.com

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Today is the New Moon in Pisces.
The New Moon reminds us of the importance of resting, slowing down, or at least taking a breath. And it’s the perfect time to connect in with your inner wisdom to listen for its guidance.

The moon is currently moving through the sign of Pisces, the final sign of the zodiac. As it moves through Pisces it reminds us that things must come to an end so that new things can emerge.

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