Grow Through It Podcast

  • 50: Turning 30

    Phi returns to the podcast and shares super exciting life updates including something very special and spills the tea on what happened during her month away in Vietnam and Bali. 

    As she’s turned 30, she also shares the top 10 juiciest things she had to unlearn in her 20’s to be the happiest in her life she’s ever been.

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    Episode Introduction

    So usually when you turn 30 you see those top 30 things I learnt by 30 or what I wish I knew in my 20’s – but in Phi Dang style, of course I’m going to share the top 10 things I unlearnt by 30 to honour my book The Great Unlearning.

    The book really does capture my 20’s if you’re interested and has 29 full chapters of unlearning. These are my own musings pulling from the book and reflections in this present moment. It’s honestly so hard to pick only 10 so I’m going to tune in and trust my intuition that I’ve chosen these specifically to resonate with you listening to this podcast! 

    1. Timelines


    There’s a set timeline of key milestones in life you need to achieve in order to be happy and fulfilled. 


    There are no set timelines in life. 

    Truly because I think 30 is one of those ages we build up in our heads and decide we have to get everything done, yet funnily enough the less pressure I put on myself, trusted in my own path and timeline, the more amazing things I’ve achieved unexpectedly. I mean my unexpected biggest month in business happened only a few months before turning 30! Anything can happen.

    Some excerpts from the book to share:

    Timelines have been mostly imprinted subconsciously on our minds. We seem to be always working towards a timeframe, often speeding towards it. In fact, it’s made us feel like we’re always rushing to hit our next life milestone, whether it’s love, money or career.”

    “The problem is that when we don’t hit these timelines, we feel like failures. We feel like we’re moving slower than those around us and it quickly turns into a crippling game of comparison. It’s important to remember that life isn’t a race and it isn’t a competition.”

    2. Success


    Success means having money, being in a relationship and at the peak of your career.   


    Success isn’t clear-cut or one size fits all, it’s something you define on your own. 

    The old status symbols for success were a fast car, a big house and millions… billions of dollars.

    The ultimate new flex is freedom, joy and inner peace—to live a life where your soul is pure love and happiness; where your highest self is realised; where your inner child is seen, heard and loved; where you find security in yourself and not others or things. It’s a life that your ancestors would be proud of; a life that’s a dream. Unlearn what you think you know is success and redefine what it means to you. 

    Some excerpts from the book to share:

    “A lot of sayings we know are for a reason and it really is true. You hear it thrown around casually and in all the self-development books that money doesn’t buy you happiness. I would always roll my eyes and think deep down well, maybe not, but I’d rather cry in a mansion and Ferrari, that’s for sure. However, have you ever actually stopped for a moment to consider what your definition of success is and why?”

    “Having had the taste of success, money, status and achievement at the height of my career – something still felt missing. Being in a relationship with what on the outside superficially a handsome man that loved me – something still felt missing. I mean even the bloody beginning of this year everything except a partner – something still felt missing. It had to hit home time and time again, success isn’t what it looks like and what you have. For me it really is a feeling and ultimately that feeling is inner peace, being content and self love. Not only that success is different for everyone, I never thought I could work for myself doing what I love yet again here I am! Success beyond what I thought was possible for me”.

    3. Money


    Money is hard to make but it will solve all my problems.


    Money doesn’t have to be hard to make, but it won’t solve all your problems either. Wealth is the consciousness of abundance and poverty is the consciousness of lack.

    Do yourself a favour and seriously understand that money is mindset led. Once you can identify and understand your beliefs you can do amazing work to unlearn limiting money beliefs.

    I used to be someone so scarce all the time and hoarding money. Now I don’t even need to check my bank account for purchases. Everything I want, I can afford. Do I buy everything? No because I have different priorities.

    Right now in my life I am in the enjoying phase because why work hard not to harvest the bounty you planted (which is also why I’ve been less online social media and more living life and actually coaching/working with clients).

    What I will also say is that throughout by 20’s I’ve been a lot of debt and I’ve had a lot of money, it continues and will continue to fluctuate. I don’t attach myself so deeply to money, I’m in flow with it, I trust it and somehow always it comes to me in any way!

    I remember being petrified going full time in my business, being afraid I’ll have no money and die. I told myself I can get a part time or casual job to support myself in the worse case scenario… two years later that’s never happened. I’ve always been financially supported by my business.

    4. Having it all


    You can’t have it all.


    You CAN have it all.

    Seriously here right now in this moment, I have it all. I have everything I desire and dream of. I write in my book The Great Unlearning, We’re conditioned to have things in life as ‘good enough’—good enough sex, good enough money, good enough relationships, good enough jobs. But what about great? What about excellent? In fact, we’re shamed for wanting more—more pleasure, more money, more appreciation.

    We’ve been conditioned to equate wanting more as superficial, dirty and to the detriment of others. We’re told it’s ridiculous to believe we can be an amazing partner, mother and career woman at the same time.

    Our culture celebrates sacrifice through these beliefs: If you want lots of money, you have to work lots. If you want to be successful at work, you have to spend less time with loved ones.’ I say screw that you can.

    At times this changes, everyone’s definition is different, maybe you have the majority of what you want at one moment in time and that flips in another… but for you listening I dare you to not only dream of having it all but know that you can have it all.

    If I can, so can you, why not?

    5. Self-identity


    You are (insert name). You are (insert number) years old. You are a (insert job here).


    You are a soul having a human experience. Your identity is a costume you wear and you’re the one that gets to decide what that looks like. 

    I think in your 20’s it’s a normal and common experience to question who you are (especially my fellow open g centres in human design). Again through conditioning I felt as if I had to know who I was? But I can say I’ve changed every year in my 20’s leading up to my 30’s.

    I used to identify so much with my material possessions and appearance in my early 20’s then in my mid 20’s to end my career… now I just know who I am and I know I am beyond all of this stuff which is human.

    I’m a soul underneath it all. I honestly didn’t have it figured out for a long time and that’s okay, embrace the unknown and process of figuring it all out in your 20’s.

    So I ask you… Who are you? Who are you really? Are you you because of you or because the world made you this way? Do you know your place in this world? What makes you, you? 

    6. Self love


    It’s easy to love others but hard to love yourself. 


    What if it’s not about loving yourself but loving being yourself? 

    Self love has evolved rapidly in my 20’s to now being 30. At times even in the book I mention feeling sad and now ultimately having so much compassion for myself in my 20’s in my self love journey.

    I used to be someone who needed to be externally validated especially by men and social media. It’s funny that this year I’ve been on social media less in my business yet incredibly abundant despite changing algorithms too. I’ve been less on social media in personal life and more happier and carefree than ever too. Again not to go to extremes because I also love social media as a conscious tool to connect and help people!

    Something that really made me question things is how I start the Self Love chapter in The Great Unlearning.

    “If I were to ask you to name all the places, things and people you love, I can almost guarantee that your name is last, if it is even on the list at all. It’s about unlearning that self love can’t be bought. It can’t be earned by being pretty, smarter, more successful and so fourth. Self love takes work. Self work is a conscious on going journey”.

    7. Your Thoughts


    Everything you think is a fact and must be true.


    Your thoughts are not facts, but they do form your reality. 

    A simple game changer for me that really unlevelled my awareness and consciousness.

    At the end of the day, your thoughts are just thoughts. We are conditioned to believe our thoughts should be or need to be a certain way but they don’t. Our minds are great storytellers! 

    8. Happiness


    You should be happy all the time (everyone else is!).


    You don’t have to be happy all the time. You say you want to be happy but only when you’re a certain way or something in particular has happened in your life. That’s not happiness. That’s self-imprisonment. 

    This stemmed from toxic positivity culture and well-meaning socio-cultural conditioning having been raised Vietnamese Chinese in Australia. It was so freeing to understand it’s okay not to be happy all that time and it’s normal not to be happy all the time.

    Sure, you can chase happiness but really it can’t be bought, caught or obtained. You see, so many people seem to miss that happiness doesn’t suddenly start in the relationship, the job, the degree or money… happiness isn’t an object.

    Which goes in to my next unlearning.

    9. Feelings


    Feelings are scary and should be avoided at all costs. 


    Feelings aren’t scary. They are what make us human.

    We live in a society that is ruled by the mind. We must do the logical thing. We must analyse it. Feelings have become foreign. We are scared of feelings. Feelings are uncomfortable.

    Again learning my human design was a game changer – I am an emotional authority. We are all built to feel our feelings that’s why we are humans and especially as an emotional authority my soul has been designed and orchestrated to really feel it all as part of my life’s storyline in this lifetime. That yes indeed sensitivity isn’t a curse it’s a superpower and blessing.

    My sensitivity helps me attune to clients energy and channeling to receive messages for them. My sensitivity is beautiful because I get to feel the lowest of lows and highest of highs. The two go hand in hand. Duality.

    Leading to…

    10. Spiritual Breakthroughs


    Spiritual breakthroughs are sudden epiphanies after dedicated practice and learning.


    Your biggest spiritual breakthroughs won’t be found on a yoga mat or in meditation. You’ll find them through the greatest spiritual practice of all: your life.

    I chose this unlearning to best encapsulate the majority of my life experiences navigating difficult circumstances, tough emotions and moving through mental health whether it be deep grief from losing my dad at 20 or the grief that came with leaving my corporate job even though it was what I wanted, my ego death of who I thought I was before becoming a life coach, the end of a three year relationship, moving out of my dream home at the time that had so many significant memories such being able to afford an apartment by the beach due to a promotion and pay rise in my corporate career, as where I started my side hustle turning business/career, where I first lived with a partner for 3 years.

    My biggest breakthroughs happened in my biggest breakdowns.

    We can know this and still feel how difficult it is because alas the experience of being human.

    The Wrap Up

    This leads to my wrap up in a big beautiful bow because turning 30 coincides with the end of your Saturn Return which is the equivalent of turning 21 spiritually.

    Thus turning 30 this is only the beginning… I’m sure many more unlearning are to come and be shared with you.

    If you are in your 20’s and 30’s wanting help, guidance and support from me I strongly recommend reading my book The Great Unlearning which can be purchase online via Amazon and other retailers, as well as in store (you can get your book store to order it!) as well as getting a Saturn Return reading with me and 1:1 coaching.

    All details can be found on my website otherwise you can DM me on Instagram @thephidang or email me [email protected].

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  • 49: Lion’s Gate 2023

    Phi shares practical tips and journaling prompts to harness the celestial energies of the Lions Gate Portal and Venus Retrograde in 2023. Get ready to align with the stars, planets and open your heart.

    You’ll want to, grab your journal for this episode beautiful soul to write notes and answer powerful journaling prompts to navigate all this energy with awareness and intention.

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    Episode Introduction

    Hi beautiful souls, welcome to a special episode of the Grow Through It Podcast today that’s all about empowering you to harness the celestial energies of the Lions Gate Portal and Venus Retrograde!

    Today, we dive deep into the mystical realms of astrology and energy, exploring the powerful convergence of energies that can guide us towards profound transformation and self-discovery. 

    My friend Japna who is an energy healer and I ran the most beautiful ceremony over the weekend and I felt really inspired to share the insights that came from the channeling I did for the event. My heart is so full and we had so many incredible moments at the ceremony such as mother and daughter healing and bonding, souls moving on from heartbreak, souls calling in love and a real desire to step in to one’s power and true authentic self. 

    Get ready to align with the stars, planets and open your hearts, as I share practical tips and journaling prompts to help you make the most of this cosmic energy.

    The Lions Gate Portal, a powerful cosmic alignment that occurs every August, brings with it a surge of heightened energy and spiritual insights. It’s been open since the end of July, peaking on the 8th of August and closing on the 12th of August. It connects us to ancient wisdom and empowers us to tap into our inner strength and courage. 

    But that’s not all! We also have the magical influence of Venus Retrograde, coming to a new height this week — urging us to look inward, examine our values, beliefs, and patterns around love, relationships, and self-worth. This is a time of deep reflection and healing, as we let go of old emotional wounds and make space for more authentic connections and fulfilling experiences.

    You’ll want to, grab your journal for this episode beautiful soul to write notes and answer powerful journaling prompts to navigate all this energy with awareness and intention.

    The stars and planets are in true alignment this week and I’m here to help you make the most of this and get ready to shine bright like Sirius herself, the Spiritual Sun associated with Lions Gate as well as Venus, our planet of love, values and money. Let’s get into it!

    Lion's Gate Portal 2023

    • Cosmic Alignment: Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky. Sirius means “Glowing” in Greek. It is often associated with spiritual awakening, enlightenment, and higher consciousness. Many spiritual beliefs consider Sirius to be a source of divine energy and light.
    • Ancient Civilisations: Throughout history, various ancient civilisations, such as the Egyptians, Sumerians, and Dogon people of Africa, revered Sirius and incorporated it into their cosmology and religious practices. The Dogon tribe, in particular, is known for its extensive knowledge about the Sirius star system, which they passed down through oral tradition.
    • Divine Feminine Energies: In certain spiritual beliefs, Sirius is associated with the divine feminine energies and is seen as a symbol of the sacred feminine principle. It is often linked to the Egyptian goddess Isis and her nurturing, protective, and healing qualities.
    • Isis is one of the most influential goddesses in ancient Egyptian mythology. She is considered the epitome of the divine feminine and is associated with motherhood, fertility, magic, wisdom, and protection. Isis was often depicted with the hieroglyphic symbol of Sirius, represented as a five-pointed star, on her head. This further reinforced the connection between the goddess and the star.
    • Intuition and Psychic Abilities: Sirius is believed to enhance intuitive abilities and psychic insights. It is said to open the third eye and facilitate a deeper connection with one’s intuition and inner guidance. Sun – shining a light on your intuition. 
    • Rebirth and Renewal: Some spiritual interpretations consider Sirius as a symbol of rebirth and renewal, signifying the cyclical nature of life and the soul’s journey through different lifetimes. This idea tied in with Isis’s role as a powerful goddess of life, death, and rebirth. She was believed to possess great magical abilities and used them to resurrect her husband Osiris after he was murdered by their brother Set.
    • Lemurian Connection: In certain New Age beliefs, Sirius is associated with the lost civilisation of Lemuria, a highly advanced and spiritually evolved civilisation that is believed to have existed in ancient times. It is now believed to be sunken beneath the ocean. As a result, Lemuria is now considered to exist in the etheric or astral realms, accessible through meditation, astral projection, or other altered states of consciousness.

    Numerology Number Eight 8 Lion's Gate

    The number 8 holds cultural and symbolic significance in various societies and belief systems. Some common associations with the number 8 include:

    • Infinity
      It’s continuous, unbroken shape represents the unending flow of energy and the interconnectedness of all things.
      – In Chinese culture, the number 8 is considered extremely lucky because it sounds similar to the word for prosperity and wealth. It is often associated with good fortune and success.
      In Christianity, the number 8 symbolises new beginnings and resurrection. It is associated with Jesus’ resurrection, as he rose from the dead on the eighth day (the day after the Sabbath).
    • Balance and Harmony: The number 8 is seen as a symbol of balance and harmony, both in the physical and spiritual realms. Its symmetrical shape signifies equilibrium and the need to find harmony between the material and spiritual aspects of existence.
    • Chakras and Energy Centres: In some spiritual systems, the human body is believed to have the traditional seven major chakras, human design has 9 energy Centres. The number 8 represents a higher state of consciousness beyond these seven chakras, signifying transcendence and spiritual elevation.

    Lion’s Gate 2023 Journaling Prompts

    What areas of your life require courage and strength right now? How can you tap into my inner lion/lioness to face these challenges?

    – Reflect on times when you displayed courage and resilience in the face of adversity. How did it change you, and what did you learn from that experience?

    – Reflect on moments when you have felt most confident and self-assured. What were the factors contributing to that sense of empowerment, and how can you cultivate more of it?

    – Consider the concept of “infinite potential” associated with the number 8. What new opportunities and possibilities do you see on the horizon? How can you seize these opportunities and step into a new chapter of your life? Feb 2024

    – What creative pursuits or projects do you feel inspired to explore during this season? How can you express yourself more authentically through your creative endeavours?

    – Leo season and Lion’s Gate is associated with the heart chakra. How can you open your heart more fully to love and compassion, both for yourself and others? Inner child, inner teenager

    – Leo is ruled by the Sun, Sirius is aligned with the spiritual sun representing vitality and life force. What activities or practices can you engage in to recharge your energy and feel more alive?

    – Leo season and Lion’s Gate often encourages us to shine and be seen. In what areas of your life do you want to step into the spotlight more, whether personally or professionally?

    How do you know if you’re being impacted by the energies of Lion’s Gate in 2023 this week?

    Heightened Intuition: Increased clarity and insights, as well as a stronger connection to one’s inner guidance.

    Energy Shifts: Some may feel sudden bursts of energy or fatigue as their energy bodies adjust to the influx of cosmic energies.

    Emotional Release: Emotions may surface more intensely during this time, leading to cathartic experiences and emotional release.

    Spiritual Awakening: Some people report experiencing significant spiritual growth or awakening during this period.

    Synchronicities: Increased occurrences of meaningful coincidences or synchronicities that may hold spiritual significance.

    Enhanced Creativity: A surge in creative inspiration and expression.

    Lucid Dreams: More vivid and memorable dreams, often with spiritual or symbolic themes.

    Lion’s Gate 2023 Affirmations

    • I face my fears with confidence and strength.
    • Fear may be present, but courage is always stronger within me.
    • My courage empowers me to step outside my comfort zone and embrace new experiences.
    • I have the strength to face setbacks and turn them into stepping stones for success.
    • My actions align with abundance, and I am a magnet for success.
    • I choose to release any limiting beliefs about money and embrace my abundance mindset.
    • I trust that the universe is constantly providing me with opportunities for abundance.
    • I am grateful for the money I have, and more is on its way to me.
    • I am open to all and any of the ways money comes to me

    Lion’s Gate 2023 Practices

    • – Heart-centered gratitude
      – Creativity: drawing, painting, sketching, photography, collaborative art, digital art
      – Inspired by children, non attachment, play
      – Time in the sun for light codes like recharging your soul battery. Spiritually speaking within light, there are encoded frequencies that carry spiritual wisdom, activations, and healing energy from our guides and the unseen realms. The idea of light codes aligns with the belief that everything in the universe is made up of energy and vibration. These codes are thought to hold specific energetic patterns that can be received and interpreted by individuals who are open and receptive to spiritual insights and transformation.

    Venus Retrograde 2023 Journaling Prompts

    • Other things to take note of Venus Retrograde happens in three phases and we are about to enter the second. This Sunday, August 13 a conjunction occurs only happens every 584 days, midway through each Venus retrograde. 

      Similar to the energy of the upcoming new moon, refer to the August energy update, it’s like a new Venus in the sky where the alignment means Venus disappears for a few days creating a blank canvas for us to rewrite our love stories as well as money stories. 

      Some journaling prompts to guide you are:


      • What are the most important values you seek in relationships, and how well are you honouring those values?
      • How do you view and value yourself? What impact does this self-perception have on your relationships?
      • How do you envision yourself in a loving relationship?
      • What aspects of self-love and self-worth can you cultivate to attract a healthy and loving partner?
      • How do you express your love and appreciation to others, and are you open to receiving love in return?
      • What are the activities and hobbies that bring you joy and fulfilment? How can you incorporate more of these into your life to attract a partner who shares similar interests?
      • Are you ready and open to invite love into your life? If there are any fears or hesitations, how can you work through them?
      • How can you use the law of attraction and manifestation principles to align your thoughts, feelings, and actions with the love you desire?
      • How can you remain patient and trust in the process of manifesting love while staying open to the timing that serves your highest good?
      • MONEY
      • What new, positive beliefs about money do I want to cultivate? (For example, “I am capable of managing money wisely,” “Money is a tool that can be used for good,” “I attract abundance and prosperity into my life.”)
      • How can you align your values with regards to money and your spending habits and investment decisions? For example if you value self growth but won’t invest it in, what does that say about your money story?
      • How can you challenge and question my old money beliefs to create space for new, empowering ones?
      • How can you reframe past financial mistakes or setbacks as valuable learning experiences that have helped you grow?
      • How can you integrate gratitude into your financial journey to shift your focus from scarcity to abundance?
      • What specific financial goals can you set for yourself that align with your new empowering money beliefs?
      • How will adopting these new money beliefs positively impact other areas of your life, such as relationships, career, and personal growth?

    In closing

    This concludes our special episode on the powerful cosmic alignment of the Lions Gate Portal and Venus Retrograde! The Lion’s Gate Portal, with its heightened energy and connection to ancient wisdom, reminds us to tap into our inner strength and courage. It’s a time to embrace change, release the old, and step into the fullness of our true selves. 

    With Venus Retrograde adding its influence, we’ve explored the themes of love, relationships, and self-worth. This cosmic reset gives us the opportunity to reflect on our values and beliefs about love, clearing the path for more authentic and fulfilling relationships.

    It’s a powerful period of introspection and self-discovery, allowing us to let go of old patterns that no longer serve us and make room for new, positive experiences in love, abundance, identity and confidence. 

    Sending you so much love and light during this energetic week beautiful soul. Until next time. Love & Positivity. 

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  • 48: August Energy Update

    In this episode Phi shares an update of the collective energy in August 2023 which promises to be a celestial spectacle with two supermoons in Aquarius and Pisces, the Leo New Moon, and several planets in retrograde. She also touches on the the heart chakra, love, soul mates, starseeds and light councils. 

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    August 2023 Energy Update

    Hi beautiful souls, can you believe it’s August 2023 already!? By demand this episode is all about the energetics of August and there is a lot going on and to be honest I think I’ve said that about most months this year. It feels like 2023 is this huge energetic shift all year setting up for what is going to be a BIG 2024. 

    This month promises to be a celestial spectacle with two supermoons in Aquarius and Pisces, the Leo New Moon, and several planets in retrograde. So, let’s dive right in and uncover the cosmic influences that will shape our spiritual paths.

    Supermoons and Full Moons 2023

    August begins and ends with two super full moons. At the time of recording this we’ve just had the Aquarius full moon and the majority of many have been feeling all the feels. It’s interesting because this moon in particular is known as the “Sturgeon” moon, named after the fish and is symbolic of the older parts of ourselves that may be hidden and want to come to light — hence the super full moon illumination. 

    Full moons are about release and emotions (the moon symbolic of the feminine and emotions) yet the Aquarius flavour gives us a practicality and groundedness to it. A full moon represents the closing of a chapter so this one links to the Aquarius New Moon that happened in January 2023. Compare where you were then and how you were feeling vs where you are now.

    What’s the difference between a Supermoon and normal full moon, well everything is amplified and heightened! Already the case with a full moon and even more so with a supermoon. Energy becomes more intense. Emotions become more intense. Intuition becomes more intense.

    Now I will intuitively let you know that the Supermoon that closes the month will be way more emotional than the one that opened because it’s Pisces energy and the beginning was Aquarius. Pisces is a water sign known to be sensitive and in the depths of the feels. 

    Starseed, Aliens and Light Councils

    Another aside is the strong Alien/Starseed/Light council energy we have coming to the forefront in August. Starseeds are souls that have incarnated on Earth from other star systems, dimensions, or planets to serve a specific purpose. They are believed to have special gifts, knowledge, or abilities that can be used to assist in the spiritual evolution and transformation of humanity and the planet. You can tell if you have star seed origins based on your natal chart and for example I know I come from an Arcturian background. A great way to tap into this all is through meditation setting the intention to connect to the light and spending time in physical sunlight too. 

    Lion's Gate 2023

    On August 8th of course we have the Lion’s Gate portal. We move from water into the fires of Leo season to transform our emotions into propelling us to new heights of our best selves.

    The Lion’s Gate portal has it’s roots in Ancient Egypt and is linked to Sirius, one of the brightest stars in our sky known as the ‘Spiritual Sun.’ It is a special time to align with your highest self and receive energetic upgrades and downloads because of the powerful portal created when Earth aligns with Sirius and the Sun.

    On a side note, if you are based in Sydney Australia I will be running an in person event on Sunday 6th of August in Newtown with my beautiful friend Japna. Themes we will explore in this ceremony: Connection. Courage. Manifestation. Abundance.

    This supercharged event will help you unlock your infinite potential, make the most of this vibrant energy, access your higher consciousness and accelerate your personal growth and transformation. It also serves as a great check in with your intentions you set at the beginning of the year and an opportunity to recalibrate with your goals for the year.

    The Experience:
    – Acknowledgement + connection to the land
    – Channelled insights and in depth explanation of the Lion’s Gate
    – Tarot card goodness
    – Journaling prompts
    – Activation and connecting with your heart and courage
    – Breathwork and movement
      Group share circle

    The word that’s prominently coming through for this event is ‘receive’. Spirit is guiding all souls that are feeling a call to attend this ceremony to step forth and receive the magic of this powerful portal.

    Leo New Moon 2023 & Venus Retrograde 2023

    Mid month comes the new moon in Leo to further amplify the magic of the Lion’s Gate. During this phase, we’re encouraged to express ourselves authentically and passionately. This period serves as an excellent time for setting intentions related to self-confidence, creativity, and stepping into leadership roles in our lives. The Leo New Moon may inspire you to take center stage in your life, stepping into main character energy and to express yourself unapologetically  . 

    The backdrop to the month of August is of course Venus retrograde – which isn’t bad. Retrogrades aren’t bad, there is so much fear mongering amongst the spiritual community. Retrogrades are beautiful opportunities to reflect and pause. A good guiding mantra is review, revisit and reflect. 

    Venus retrograde is linked to Leo all about relationships whether love, family, friends, colleagues and community. Themes to be aware of and contemplate are areas associated with Leo: love, romance, passion, dating, creativity, being in the spotlight, expression, fertility, children, your inner child. Venus retrograde is also known for bringing together soul mates, soul contracts and twin flames. Venus is also linked to money so don’t be surprised if your relationship to money pops up in August too. Not only that Venus is about beauty and the arts too!

    Particularly personally channeling I am feeling such a strong collective energy of the heart chakra and in particular a focus on love especially soul mates. Soul mates are not limited to romantic relationships; they can manifest in various forms of connections that go beyond romance. Soul mates can be found in a range of relationships, including: friendships, family, mentors, within our communities, animals and creative collaborators. 

    I love Liz Gilbert’s perspective on soulmates: 

    “People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.

    A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.

    A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master…”

    Putting too much emphasis on the idea of finding a soul mate can lead to unnecessary pressure and disappointment, as relationships are inherently complex and multifaceted. Ultimately, what matters most is cultivating genuine connections, personal growth, and loving interactions with the people who come into our lives.

    To summarise;

    Self-Expression: Leo is the sign of self-expression, and during the New Moon in Leo, there’s a focus on embracing your unique identity unapologetically. It encourages you to step into the spotlight and let your true self shine.

    Creativity: This New Moon phase is an ideal time to tap into your creative potential and engage in artistic pursuits. Whether it’s through art, music, writing, or any other form of creative expression, this is a time to nurture your creative spirit.

    Confidence and Courage: Leo’s bold and courageous nature comes to the forefront during this time. It’s an opportunity to boost your self-confidence, take risks, and pursue your goals with determination.

    Leadership and Initiative: The Leo New Moon inspires leadership qualities. It’s a time to take the lead in your life and projects, becoming the master of your destiny.

    Passion and Romance: Leo is a romantic sign, and the New Moon in Leo may bring opportunities for passionate encounters and the expression of heartfelt emotions.

    Inner Child: Leo is also associated with the inner child and playfulness. This New Moon encourages you to reconnect with the joy and innocence of your inner child.

    Mercury Retrograde 2023

    After Leo comes Virgo season and Mercury Retrograde. The infamous Mercury Retrograde is back and it means doubling down on clear communication and watching out for those from the past returning (especially with Venus retrograde about with people you used to date, ex’s and all that).

    Virgo Season 2023

    Virgo is ruled by the planet Mercury, which governs communication, intellect, and analytical thinking. As an earth sign, Virgo is associated with practicality, groundedness, and a focus on the material world.

    So interesting the contrast of emotional supermoons with more logical grounded energy.

    With Virgo season we can expect the following themes:

    Details: Virgos are known for their keen attention to detail and their ability to analyse situations thoroughly. They have a sharp mind and a practical approach to problem-solving.

    Practicality and Methodology: Virgos are highly organised and systematic in their approach to tasks and responsibilities. They excel at planning, scheduling, and executing projects efficiently.

    Service-Orientation: Virgos have a strong sense of duty and a desire to be of service to others. They are often helpful, reliable, and willing to assist those in need.

    Perfectionism: Due to their attention to detail, Virgos can sometimes be perfectionists. They have high standards for themselves and others, which can lead to frustration when things don’t meet their expectations.


    Critical Thinking: Virgos have a critical and discerning mind. They can be excellent critics and provide valuable feedback, but they should be mindful of not becoming overly critical or nitpicky.

    Being Practical and Realistic: Virgos tend to be pragmatic and realistic in their approach to life. They prefer to deal with concrete facts and may be skeptical of overly idealistic or impractical ideas.

    Pisces New Moon 2023

    The month ends dipping back into emotional waters with a Pisces full moon. Pisces is associated with qualities like intuition, sensitivity, empathy, imagination, and spirituality. The energy of the Pisces Full Moon can be both uplifting and intense. It’s a time for going inwards, self-reflection, and embracing the emotions that arise.

    Themes to be explored with this are: 

    Emotional Sensitivity: Pisces is a deeply emotional sign, and during the Full Moon, emotions may run high. People may feel more empathetic, compassionate, and tuned into the feelings of others.

    Intuition and Spirituality: The Pisces Full Moon is a powerful time for spiritual insights and intuitive revelations. It encourages us to trust our inner guidance and connect with the unseen realms.

    Dreams and Imagination: Pisces is associated with dreams, imagination, and creativity. This Full Moon phase can be a time when vivid dreams and creative ideas are more prevalent.

    Boundaries and Compassion: With the heightened sensitivity of Pisces, it’s essential to be mindful of setting healthy boundaries while maintaining compassion for ourselves and others.

    Connecting with the Divine: Pisces is linked to the spiritual and mystical aspects of life. During the Full Moon, people may feel a stronger desire to connect with higher consciousness or the divine.

    Uranus Retrograde 2023

    Venus and Mercury aren’t the only retrogrades. The end of the month Uranus will be also in retrograde known for the unexpected… expect the unexpected. Uranus, the planet of innovation, rebellion, and unexpected change, goes retrograde for approximately five months every year. During this period, the energy of Uranus becomes more internalised and introspective.

    Themes to contemplate with the Uranus Retrograde are:

    Breaking Free: Uranus is associated with liberation and breaking free from the status quo. During its retrograde phase, we may become more aware of areas in our lives where we feel restricted or held back. It’s a time to find innovative solutions to overcome limitations.

    Unconventional Thinking: Uranus rules innovation, technology, and original thinking. When retrograde, it can stimulate unique and unconventional ideas or approaches. Doing something different and new to shake things up.

    Surprise: Uranus is known for its erratic and unpredictable nature. During its retrograde phase, unexpected events may occur, prompting us to embrace change and adapt to new circumstances.

    Rebellion and Independence: Uranus encourages us to question authority and societal norms. During its retrograde, we may find ourselves challenging established structures and seeking greater independence.

    Summary and end of August Energy Update 2023

    This in total brings 6 planets in retrograde as we close out August. Yup!! It’s a whole lot and I hope this podcast helps you to better understand everything that’s going on in August. The Leo season has ignited our creative fires, encouraging us to express ourselves boldly and fearlessly. As we move into the practical and analytical realm of Virgo, let us harness this energy to bring order and clarity to our lives, and to take practical steps towards our goals.

    After all this heightened energy of releasing and planting new seeds, may we carry with us the lessons learned, the insights gained, and the intentions set. May the seeds we’ve planted in the fertile soil of this month grow into beautiful manifestations in the months to come.

    Remember to take moments of stillness and reflection, to connect with nature, and to honor the cycles of life. Embrace the abundance around you, and express gratitude for the blessings in your life.

    Until next time beautiful soul, take care and lots of love. 

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  • 47: Michi Kwan

    In today’s episode Phi speaks with Michi Kwan, who like Phi, left the high paying corporate world to pursue her own passion. Michi is now an alternative health practitioner focusing on subconscious reprogramming and EFT. We speak about entrepreneurship, inner child activation and healing, being your highest quantum self, discipline, masculine and feminine energetics in dating + so much more!

    Resources from today's episode and connect with Michi Kwan from the Source of Truth Podcast

    Chatting to Michi Kwan from the Source of Truth Podcast

    Michi in terms of human design is a 1/3 manifesting generator with an emotional authority. 

    Michi also has her own podcast: Source of Truth which bridges everyday topics with spirituality all about energy, the laws of the universe, channeled messages from God and pure love.

    This episode covers topics such as:

    • Michi’s corporate career as a consultant and advising Fortune 500 companies
    • Her journey and passion for entrepreneurship 
    • Showing up and being seen
    • Vulnerability
    • Empathy compassion inner healing
    • The gift of her 3 profile line in human design – her approach to business and entrepreneurship
    • Discipline, self sabotage, inner child work, subconscious work, shadow work, emotional freedom technique (EFT) and self healing tools
    • Starseed being and owning your weird
    • Exploring spirituality and religion
    • Spiritual awakening and the spiritual path in life
    • Masculine and Feminine energies & dating

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  • 46: Paige Kane from The Powerful Practitioner Podcast and Feed Your Intuition

    In this magical interview, Phi and Paige interview each other. Paige Kane is a shaman, volva, psychic, intuitive and mentor.

    This episode will take you on a potent and powerful journey of unlearning and unlocking your intuitive potential as we dive deep into these enlightening topics, including Paige’s personal story becoming a shaman, leaving her hospitality career, the recent shift in her business creating new space for alignment, her life’s work and purpose and healing the throat chakra.

    We also talk about love and money, two universal themes, come into focus, as we delve into personal growth and the transformative nature of relationships.

    You’ll hear about the unlearning process surrounding love, and the power that arises from embracing one’s challenging experiences.

    You’ll also learn the basics of Human Design, how it compares to astrology and the importance of honouring your unique energy. You’ll gain insight from highlights of Paige & Phi’s charts throughout the episode – giving practical guidance on how Human Design can be seen (and applied) IRL.

    Resources from today's episode and connect with Paige Kane from the Powerful Practitioner Podcast and Feed Your Intuition

    Chatting to Paige Kane from the Powerful Practitioner Podcast and Feed Your Intuition

    I am so excited for this podcast episode with Paige Kane. Paige is a shaman, volva, psychic, intuitive and mentor. She is a 6/2 Sacral Generator, Capricorn Sun, Cancer Moon and Cancer Rising. She’s been in the industry for over 6 years! I’ve done energy healing and readings with Paige myself meeting her through a friend and client who recommender her. 

    This episode was incredibly potent and powerful as we both were in the flow zone of channeling and sharing messages from our respective spiritual teams. We interview each other in this episode so it’s really fun and there’s so so much to take out of this episode. Paige has her own podcast the Powerful Practitioner Podcast too. 

    Paige actually started her career in hospitality which led into luxury 5-star Beverly Hills Hotel Management. While working a part-time job, she went for her Master’s in Nutrition. Doing this time she found her spiritual mentor and went to Shaman school. Paige’s business is called Feed your Intuition  helping to unlock your intuition, step into your power and live the life. Enjoy today’s episode beautiful soul! 

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  • 45: Courtney Wallbank Proudly Imperfect Podcast

    This episode features Courtney Wallbank from the Proudly Imperfect Podcast. In this episode we talk all things anxiety, self love, perfectionism, fear of failure, money mindset, moving countries and so much more. You’re in for a juicy episode as Courtney shares more on how to truly be proudly imperfect as well as Grow and Glow!

    Resources from today's episode and connect with Courtney Wallbank from the Proudly Imperfect Podcast

    Chatting to Courtney Wallbank from the Proudly Imperfect Podcast

    • Courtney’s Human Design: 5/1 Sacral Generator

    Hi beautiful souls, I am so happy today to have Courtney Wallbank on the Grow Through it Podcast. I was recently on her podcast Proudly Imperfect. Courtney is a NLP and Mindset Coach who helps you break free from the chains of anxiety and fear so you can grab life by the tits and be unapologetically you.

    Would you be able to let everybody know in your own words who you are?

    We discuss how we met by Courtney sending me a message in 2021 when I announced I was going from my full time corporate job and you were at the beginning of your journey. She was part of a free masterclass week I held and won a human design reading.

    We also cover how Courtney got into personal growth, her journey, handling projections, shadow work, self love, money mindset, being proudly imperfect, perfectionism: that it’s a learned behaviour and you have the power to unlearn it. It can also be interpreted as a trauma response as a coping mechanism.

    Courtney shares her tips about perfectionism, how she personally handles perfectionism, the fear of failure as well as her Instagram handle of Grow and Glow.

    Not only that we talk about anxiety, her brave move from Manchester in the UK to Sydney Australila.

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  • 44 – The Great Unlearning Now Available Worldwide

    Happy Launch Day! Phi’s debut book The Great Unlearning: Awakening to Living An Aligned And Authentic Life is now available worldwide! 

    In this episode she shares a preview of the audiobook (Chapter 2: Timelines). You can purchase the book in store, online, ebook or audiobook. 

    Featured Resources on the episode

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  • 43: Ell and Courtney – Thoughts That Manifest Podcast

    This episode features Ell Duclos and Courtney from the Thoughts That Manifest Podcast. We chat all things about friendship, family, abandonment wounds, loss and grief, self care and astrology + so much more. Ell is a Manifestation and Mindset coach and Courtney works in Critical Care. A powerful episode on all things deep, dark and beautiful in life.

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    Chatting to Ell Duclos and Courtney from the Thoughts That Manifest Podcast

    Hello Beautiful Souls, today I am so excited to have Ell and Courtney from the Thoughts That Manifest Podcast which is all about inspiring people to awaken their mind to their limitless potential. I was recently on their podcast a couple of weeks ago and I’ll link it to you in the show notes it was such a beautiful deep conversation on uncovering your soul purpose through human design. We also discussed all things related to self love, self care and soul alignment!

    Ell Duclos and Courtney Human Design

    • Ell – Manifesting Generator 5/1 
    • Courtney – Emotional Projector – 4/6 

    What's covered speaking to Ell and Courtney from the Thoughts That Manifest Podcast

    • Describing each other, Ell and Courtney’s friendship of over 20 years!
    • Having other friends 
    • Long distance friendships and navigating that
    • Looking at their charts together I found it interesting that their energies overlaid to become one channel that’s activated is struggle – Ell has the energy of fear of purpose in the sense not living up to your full potential or that life is meaningless, Courtney has the energy of the fighter. 
    • Abandonment Wounds
    • Feeling and being alone
    • Loss and Grief
    • Being Parentless
    • Drugs and Addiction
    • Book Recommendations: Mother Hunger
    • Trigger Warning: Suicide, Death
    • Feeling like a saviour matyr
    • The channel of Judgement in Human Design
    • Emotions such as anger 
    • Inner Child Work
    • Running your own business
    • Manifesting
    • Astrology
    • What the houses mean in Astrology and a quick, simple and easy to understand overview
    • New Moon June 2023 Gemini 
    • Self Care
    • Unlearning 

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  • 42: Periods, Menstruation and Moon Cycles

    This episode is all about how your period syncs up to the moon cycle in different phases. The most commonly known are the white moon cycle or red moon cycle, however did you know there is also the pink moon cycle and purple moon cycle? Learn more about your period, menstruation and moon cycles.

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    Hello beautiful soul! 

    Wow what a momentous week it has been. I started off the week not feeling great if I’m honest. On the dot of the peak full moon in Sagittarius we had last week, I got one of the heaviest periods I’ve ever had in a long time. We are talking no match for my period undies. So much so for two days I could barely get out of bed, I couldn’t even cross the road to the shops to buy pads. Bless my mum had to come help me this week as it was quite crippling and debilitating. 

    She was so lovely despite the fact I was tearing up, frustrated and angry because I was triggered by a conversation we had. It took a lot for me to ask my mum to come help me as I live alone and I don’t like to rely on anyone really. I was annoyed finding myself wishing I had a partner who could help me you know?

    Life coaches have triggers too

    Don’t get me wrong I am so happy and I do enjoy being single. It’s given me so much time to reflect, work on myself and business after a break up which again was around a year ago. It’s crazy how life changes on the other side and no regrets. I am truly living my best life but I still have my moments.

    It was a triggered reminder despite how successful and happy I am in life with my business, friends that I was single and love seemed to be evading me. A very human moment and I ultimately am so grateful my mum was able to help me. Even as a life coach, I still get triggered. 

    What matters is I face my triggers, I don’t run from them. That meant throwing a tantrum in the moment and apologising to my mum after. That meant going into shadow work about why I felt ashamed being so successful but wanting love too it felt weak but it’s not, it’s a very human desire. 

    Looking at my human design helped too because I am single definition which means I am actually naturally wired to be independent and not need anyone, that doesn’t mean I can’t want someone and to be transparent that’s where I am at. I don’t need a partner for financial, emotional support or connection but yes I do desire it!

    Phi Dang x Rise & Conquer Podcast

    What else has been happening? In divine timing my episode with Georgie Stevenson on the Rise & Conquer podcast came out which was very exciting. Thank you so much for all your beautiful messages and I am so happy to be meeting everyone through human design readings. I have opened my calendar up with more availabilities so if you’d like a reading please book in, I would love to connect with you and read your human design chart. 

    It’s been incredible what’s been uncovered in the readings I’ve had this week from loved ones who have passed away making appearances, picking up on pregnancies as well as uncovering karmic relationships and predicted ex’s returning for clients!

    If you haven’t listened to the episode with Georgie, I’ll link it in the show notes because I do a live reading for Georgie if you have ever been interested as to what goes on in a reading. She said it was one of the most mind blowing interviews she has done which made my heart so happy. If you love this podcast, you’ll absolutely love her podcast Rise & Conquer too.

    2 weeks until book launch!

    Not only that I cannot believe that we are under 2 weeks away from my book The Great Unlearning: Awakening to Living an Aligned and Authentic Life to release and being officially published worldwide. For those in Australia and New Zealand listening, if you order from Booktopia have kindly given me a code PHI2023 for you to use for a cheeky little discount! 

    Let's talk about the P word... periods

    Post personal update, now periods aren’t all doom and gloom, I definitely want to release and talk about on another episode all about periods. In general. We need to talk more about our periods. What impacts and influences our period such as stress levels and the pill. What it means to have our periods physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

    Upon reflection, I feel so happy I am in a place where I can talk about this open and freely without judgement through my own personal work. I used to think talking about periods was taboo and gross when I was heavily in my masculine energy for my corporate career (not only that I also I felt it was awkward when I had my corporate job talking about air marks “personal” things but not anymore!).

    Being on your period, menstruation, intuition

    In fact I posted on my Instagram stories this week asking a poll, that on your period you actually are at your most intuitive and an overwhelming amount of people did not know that. Now in saying that periods and moon cycles are linked when you are not on the pill. This is because spiritually it is believed that women without hormonal birth control naturally fall to ovulating with the moon cycle either the new or full moon and in between when going through a life transition.

    Medical Disclaimer

    Please note before I begin this episode I am not a medical professional by any means. I am not sharing medical advice or guidance. I am sharing this episode from a spiritual perspective and through my own personal experiences of menstruation and moon cycles. Please use your discernment, take what resonates and discard the rest. 

    When it comes to your health, consult your doctor as well as a naturopath (as personally having a naturopath really helped me when it came to all things period and cycles). For me personally working with a naturopath and coming off the pill within a few months my cycle naturally synced to the new moon cycle and in the past year ago has shifted naturally to the full moon cycle. 

    Etymology of menstruation and moon

    So what does the moon have to do with periods/your menstrual cycle. It dates back in history. The terms menstruation is derived from the Latin mensis (‘month’), which in turn is linked with the Greek mene (‘moon’) and the roots of the English words month and moon. The menstrual cycle of 28 days is roughly the same as the fact the moon has 28 days in it’s cycle. Please do note sometimes this is considered 29 days, even 29.5 days and they don’t exactly sync up — it’s a general guideline. Also consider Monday stems from Moon-day. 

    How and why your period is linked to the moon

    Scientifically it’s been said there’s no correlation but that doesn’t mean it’s not true again there are many things that science cannot prove such as intuition itself. Spiritually speaking we know the moon affects nature such as the ocean and tides. In fact traditionally farmers used to harvest according to the moon. 

    Bringing up water again, you could also say we are a body of e-m-oceans (get it?). We know animals are also impacted by the moon in terms of behaviour. Going further along this line of theory, you can say humans have a high water content and are animals, you get the point. I will make the assumption if you are listening to this you have an open mind and likely consider yourself spiritual. 

    The moon, the divine feminine and Native American mythology

    The moon spiritually is representative of the feminine. As a modern society we have lost touch with our roots and origins in nature, such as women congregating in red tents together at the time of their bleed. There’s a beautiful passage from Native American stories that goes as such:

    “One day, a woman was out in the forest crying because burden had become so great, a raven heard here and asked why as she responded ‘I love my family so very much. I hold my family in my heart and soul, but the pains of life have filled me up. I can no longer help my family. I can no longer take their burdens from them. I just don’t know what to do.”

    The Raven responded that it understood the pain and sought out Grandmother Ocean advice. 

    Grandmother Ocean spoke to her sister, the Grandmother Moon, of the women’s plight. Grandmother Moon responded, ‘I am the power of the feminine. I will send into the women, my sisters, your waters carrying my power. Once every moon cycle, you shall come into the women through me and purify them.’ And, she did this. Ever since then, every woman has a time each moon cycle when she embodies the power of the moon and her flow is the cleansing of the ocean. We call this the woman’s time of the moon, or moon-time.”

    This was an excerpt from The Bringer of Life: A Cosmic History of the Divine Feminine by Hayley A. Ramsey.

    The moon like our menstrual cycle represents different phases birth, emergence, death and rebirth. The cyclical nature. The ebb and flow.

    Moon cycles aren't just white and red moon

    The two most talked about menstruation moon cycles are either the ‘white moon’ cycle or a ‘red moon’ cycle. However there’s actual four including the ‘pink moon’ cycle and ‘purple moon cycle’ No cycle is better than the other! It’s best to go with the flow (pun intended) and see where your body is naturally geared towards. Just like the moon different phases for different energies. Do note it can change in different times in your life too, for me intuitively as I awakened more into my gifts, deeply surrendering and trusting it aligned with a red moon cycle as I did more intuitive work through 1:1 coaching and human design readings. I was still intuitive on my white moon cycle! 

    White Moon cycle is when you bleed with the new moon and ovulate during the full moon. A red moon cycle is when you bleed with the full moon and ovulation during the new moon. A pink moon cycle is when you bleed when the full moon is transitioning into the new moon (the waning moon phase). The pink moon cycle occurs during the first quarter moon, the waxing moon between the new moon and full moon whereas the purple moon cycle occurs during the waning moon which is the last quarter of the moon transitioning from full moon to new moon. 

    The easiest way to figure out where you fall is to track your periods, day 1 being when you first bleed and you can easily look online to see what phase the moon is in or look outside at the moon and you’ll see too!

    White Moon Cycle

    The White Moon cycle is most common. This cycle mirrors the traditional cycle and energies of the moon. Bleeding occurs when the moon is it’s darkest, with the energy going inwards whereas ovulating is when the moon is at it’s brightest (the full moon). 

    Traditionally this is associated with women in the ‘mother’ phase of their life because well before artificial light, people would have fun when there was light including under the moon. That’s also because when you’re ovulating your sex drive is the highest so for the white moon cycle during the full moon your wild woman may be unleashed. 

    In modern days we would say women who are pouring energy into themselves and potentially those around them too. You don’t have to be a mother or wanting to be a mother in this phase. It’s the cycle linked to Mother Earth too – being amongst and grounded in nature as well as fertility which is also about being creative, nurturing, nourishing.

    Are you taking on the role of nourisher and nurturer in relationships around you if you don’t have children such as family, friends or colleagues. Perhaps this energy is going into nourishing a channel that needs nurturing such as a new task, creative outlet, project, business venture.

    Purple Moon Cycle

    Purple Moon Cycle aligns with the waning phase of the moon moving from brightness to darkness. If you find yourself bleeding in this phase it’s often a call for release: slowing down, healing, reflection and rest. Just like the moon herself growing smaller, withdrawing into the darkness. 

    In terms of seasons this is like Autumn or Fall. Shedding what no longer serves you and letting go. Figuring out where you want to direct your energies. Seeking change whether that’s how you live your life, where you live, careers and relationships. 

    Perhaps if you have children they are becoming more independent or you are not wanting children or at peace with not having them. 

    It’s also akin to a caterpillar going into the cocoon. Perhaps you are going into shadow work, the darker hidden aspects of self. Doing the deep inner work to emerge a butterfly. See yourself if you are in this phase like your period is a portal to being more receptive to downloads and signs available to you and grounding as after a full moon it can be intense at times.

    Red Moon Cycle

    Bleeding occurs when the moon is it’s light at the new moon therefore it has been said women who are able to hold space in the darkness because they can innately connect to their own darkness. 

    In ancient times, the red moon cycle was associated with shamanism, witches, high priestesses, and healers directing their energy outwards in times of bleed to  help others from their own experience and wisdom. 

    Do note this isn’t always the case as I’ve found on a red moon cycle I don’t always feel like being vibrant and outwards facing. If you are in this cycle of your life you may be more focused on self growth, personal development and mentorship. In terms of children it could be finishing having children or postponing having children. It’s also a phase known to be more in touch with your physicality, your body, your sexuality. 

    Pink Moon Cycle

    Pink Moon Cycle aligns with the waxing phase of the moon moving from darkness to light. If you find yourself bleeding in this phase it’s often a transition: a call for stepping into and expanding into your power, coming into your strength. 

    A new self discovery phase. Coming out of rest and reflection into love and light. Aligning to the archetype of the Maiden, like Spring energy, playful, curious, enthusiastic, a new direction, more energy mentally and physically and greater clarity. 

    This stage maybe you are feeling called to be more bold and tapping into your feminine.

    Within your period is a moon and seasonal cycle

    The coloured moon cycles are for when you bleed what cycle you are in.

    Within the typical cycle for menstruation it goes (white moon cycle):

    1. New Moon/Menstruation/Winter
    2. Waxing/Follicular/Spring
    3. Full/Ovulation/Summer
    4. Waning/Luteal/Autumn/Fall

    Remember the order and what stage it represents change as the order as stated reflects the traditional white moon cycle so if you’re on a red moon cycle it’s flipped mensturation isn’t your winter but your summer as an example.

    When it comes to the cycle the best thing to do is be aware of your own timings and note things down so you can see patterns that emerge in terms of your energy and mood.

    Things you can do to align with the moon cycle 

    Do note in terms of the moon and syncing with it, medication, illness, stress and food consumption. Seriously I’ve had month long bleeds whilst being very stressed in my corporate job and also being on the wrong pill for me previously that did not agree with my body.

    To realign with the moon here are some tips it’s about going back to the natural beat and rhythm of nature. For example your circadian rhythm is highly affected by light and in turn artificial light. Think scrolling at night. Laptops at night. Blue light. Minimise use of screens at night. Use softer, dimmed light like a salt lamp. 

    I’ve not tried this myself but I’ve read online you can try sleeping in complete darkness 14 days in the lead up to the full moon, then during the 3 days of the full moon dimmed light and then back to darkness. 

    Alternatively sleeping with your curtains open or ajar to allow natural moonlight to filter through.By that same thinking because when there’s a new moon it isn’t as visible in the sky so that’s when you want to keep your room as dark as natural to mimic the absence of the moon’s light.

    You can immerse yourself in nature particularly during the day as our ancestors would be, particularly in or by the ocean which we know is so heavily influenced by the moon. You can also bring nature to you, have plants around you. You can even try moonbathing which is the same principle as sun bathing, going outside when the moon is in full view and soaking in the energy of it. 

    Best crystal for your period and moon cycle

    I have a lot of people ask me about crystals and the obvious one to work with for your period and moon cycles is moonstone. Obvious as the stone is connected with the moon and nevertheless a great stone to support connecting to feminine energy. It goes back to ancient civilisations and times where they believe moonstone was part of the moon itself once, formed through drops of moonlight. The divine feminine associated with moonstone is Diana. She was associated in the times of the Romans with hunting and protector of childbirth. Her Greek equivalent is Artemis.

    You can have moonstone next to you as your sleep and if you’re lying down or meditating having it placed on your womb space. With any crystals of course make sure they are cleansed physically and energetically before using and after using. 

    Periods and seed cycling

    As I’ve mentioned it’s worth speaking to a naturopath or holistic health expert. I’ve recently learned about seed cycling which is a gentle way to rebalance your hormones incorporating different seeds depending on different parts of your cycle to help your hormones. The seeds being pumpkin seeds, flaxseed, sunflower and sesame seeds. 

    I hope today’s episode has spread light and given you more awareness about your period and how it aligns with the moon cycle. Use this episode as a springboard to your own deeper enquiry and investigation. Until next time beautiful soul, take care.

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  • 41 – Sagittarius Full Moon in June 2023

    This episode is all about the Sagittarius Full Moon in June 2023. Learn more about the energies and what to expect during the Sagittarius Full Moon. There are also journaling prompts for the Sagittarius Full Moon in June 2023.

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    Sagittarius Full Moon June 2023

    Hello beautiful soul and I cannot believe it’s June 2023. At the end of this month on the 23rd my book The Great Unlearning: Awakening to Living an Aligned and Authentic Life will be released globally. It feels quite surreal, I still remember coming up with the concept and it will soon be in your hands!

    This weekend we have the Sagittarius full moon. This will fall over the weekend on Saturday June 3rd or Sunday 4th June 2023 depending where you are. If you’re based in Australia like me, this falls on Sunday afternoon. Full moons are all about illumination and letting go. You may find more clarity with insights and revelations that trickle in to your world during this time. Depending on your personal chart details you may find this new moon energising or exhausting. 

    What are you ready to let go of and release under this upcoming full moon?

    Who is most impacted under the Sagittarius Full Moon in June 2023

    Sagittarius is a mutable sign which falls under the category of being flexible, adaptable and accordingly fellow signs Pisces, Gemini and Virgo are more likely to feel this full moon. However there are other energetic influences at play like Mars and Uranus to name a few amongst many that will also have an impact.

    Remember it’s no one size fits all in astrology or human design it’s too simplistic to know your energy based on one layer such as your sun sign or type — it’s the bigger picture on how it all comes together. If you’re looking for support here I do offer human design readings and for 1:1 clients depending on your container I offer weekly guidance personalised to you! More on that in the show notes or DM me for information on Instagram. 

    Sagittarius energy and archetype

    Full Moons can be emotional and uncomfortable times with releasing what no longer serves us but this one will have some optimism with Sagittarius. Sagittarius is known for being the great wanderer and traveler, the teacher and philosopher, the student of life, the independent truth seeker which is half human, half horse. 

    This Sagittarius full moon is here as your teacher to impart wisdom on you, and it would be wise to take notes (journaling) of what is revealed to you in this lead up to the full moon and the three days after. Whilst you’re at it, you may like to reflect on what your personal philosophy is right now and who are your greatest teachers?

    Sagittarius: The Bigger Picture

    Fun fact for you, full moons will always take place when the moon is in the opposite zodiac sign from the sun. At times due to this the full moon can bring up experiences and feelings of conflict internally and externally. For the Sagittarius full moon this is in Gemini season. 

    Gemini’s are known to be details and fact orientated, whereas this Sagittarius full moon will shed light on the big picture about what truly matters over the little trivial things and minute details. Again the philosophical, infinitely bigger cosmic approach that Sagittarius is known for. Like the arrow of the Sagittarius archer, focus on what is really important to make your life easier during this Sagittarius full moon. 

    How can you aim higher? 

    Where is best to place your attention and focus here and right now? 

    That is your power, your choice, if you are open and willing to, see the higher meaning and purpose to be found in your life here and right now, despite any heartbreak, pains and disappointments. 

    What bigger picture thinking do you need to invite into your life right now?

    Can you see it all from a larger, holistic, infinite perspective as if you were and are the Universe right now watching you and how life is unfolding?

    As the universe what do you want current you to unlearn?

    As the universe how are you helping current you evolve and grow?

    Sagittarius and Gemini: Approaches to life

    The differing polarity of Sagittarius and Gemini are also poignant in their approaches to life, Gemini is calculated, theoretical and logical (much like the ‘1’ investigator profile line in human design) whereas Sagittarius is experiential, intuitive and deductive. The embodied experiencer very much like the ‘3’ matyr profile line in human design, the hands on and curious approach. 

    Being half human and half horse with a sense for the wild and adventure, you would expect so and as such Sagittarius loves to roam. 

    Therefore during this full moon you may feel encouraged you to expand beyond your current horizons, to dream bigger, to take risks, to go down a road you haven’t been before. To do that of course you must first let go to make way for space and let go of old ways of thinking and behaving. To move beyond your comfort zone.

    Sagittarius and the truth

    Sagittarius is also known for radical honesty (known for being blunt) so maybe some harsh truths will arise and maybe even within yourself being truly honest with where you are right now, who you are right now and how you are feeling.

    What are some truths in your life right now?

    What is your inner truth right now?

    How can you be more honest with yourself and others?

    As they say the truth will set you free and that is another thing Sagittarius is known for loving and seeking freedom and enlightenment. You may be compelled to unlearn what no longer serves you and instead seek information and guidance in alignment with you.

    How can you attain more liberation in your life?

    Impact of body parts Sagittarius Full Moon

    This week I’ve had clients bring up a few physical symptoms they are experiencing and I thought it would be interesting to share that each planet is known to energetically influence parts of our bodies and for Sagittarius that is the lower part of the body: liver, hips thighs, legs and lower back which makes sense for the sign known to love exploring.

    Following your heart

    Due to the astrological transits surrounding the Sagittarius full moon, there is a great focus on your heart. 

    How is your heart in this moment? 

    What does your heart want to say to you? 

    This full moon will have lots of fire, given the influence of Mars (the planet of passion and action) will be present giving us extra confidence, confidence and enthusiasm to follow our hearts in the pursuit of our desires and dreams. It can be a very intense energy so it’s important to feel the passion burning for what we want through the lens of non attachment. 

    Moreover with all this fire energy, it’s ideal to incorporate this into your full moon rituals such as lighting a candle or incense and burning away what you want to release and let go of.

    The unexpected during the Sagittarius Full Moon

    That’s not the only thing, do note the planet of communication Mercury (which rules Gemini) will be meeting the unexpected Uranus which means during this full moon you may have or find out something wildcard or surprising. Not dislike the nature of adventures in general which Sagittarius love. An adventures is full of highs and lows, twists and turns that’s part of the fun – it wouldn’t be so if it was all easy. Life is the biggest adventure of all for us, as divine souls having a human experience.

    Good luck navigating and exploring the energies of this Sagittarius full moon beautiful soul. Until next time, I hope you have a lovely week.

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