This week, we had a New Moon in Libra, the sign of balance and harmony. As a Libra (sun, moon, and rising sign!) I think of this as kind of like my “New Year” — a fresh start.
I always do a little gratitude reflection at every new and full moon, and this time I reflected on the past year. This year I’ve been starting a business with my business partner, Marc — The Determined. We help people tackling climate change make the pitches, websites, and strategies they need to get their businesses off the ground and make a big impact.
Today I just wanted to post a public shoutout to Marc, who has been absolutely amazing throughout this rollercoaster of an experiment we’ve started together.
I know it hasn’t been easy working with me this year as I’ve navigated some difficult health challenges, and all the times I have not been all there mentally and sometimes physically.
Marc’s an eternally patient, collaborative, and caring dude, always supportive, and he often surprises me with how diligent he is in making sure he doesn’t talk over me or speak for me — something that I didn’t even notice dudes often do until I worked with someone who is conscious about it.
Here’s a video clip of Marc in action at a workshop we put on recently.
Here’s an informational zine we made recently to let people know about The Determined and what we do. We had a lot of fun with this one. (Featuring cover art by Bizhan Khodabandeh)
We’ve got some interesting collaborations in the works, and I’m really looking forward to finding out what will happen next. Thanks Marc for being the best co-creator I can imagine on this wild adventure!
This week also marks the end of Libra season. The Sun moves into Scorpio tonight, and as all the leaves are falling off the trees and the days are noticeably shorter, it’s easy to see why Scorpio season is all about death and transitions into darkness. I’ll let my favorite astrologer Aeolian Heart describe to you what that’s like in her vivid sensory style.