My sabbatical is winding down, and I’m going to be sending New Moon cards out starting on January 6th. The biggest change you need to know about is that New Moon cards are going to be free again.
If you want to make sure you’re signed up for New Moon cards, add your information here (and tick the New Moon card box). If that email address is already in my system, you’ll be notified. If you’ve previously signed up with a different address, I’ll send your New Moon card to the most recent one.
Here’s the Why.
When I started thinking about returning from my sabbatical, I knew without a doubt that I wanted to offer New Moon cards for free again.
Part of my ethos of this helping-work is that some level of it has to be accessible to all. I especially didn’t like a financial barrier to entry; it’s why I always provided a sliding scale for the bigger spreads, and made followup coaching-style emails free.
However, it was the New Moon cards that became unsustainable. I was writing close to 100 completely individualized emails every month, often digging deep into a person’s spread history to weave together the threads of a particular animal that showed up for their new moon card. It was hours and hours of work every month, and, though I loved doing it, it burned me out.
The change I’m making in order to offer free New Moon cards is this: I’m going to trust the Magic more.
I’m going to believe that whatever alchemy that happens when you reach out for a New Moon card and I tap the little chooser app on my phone (which is what I’m using while I’m developing my own deck), is enough.
I trust that you will hear what you need to hear, without my interventions or incantations.
I choose to believe that the words I’ve already written about each animal are enough; that they will meet you where you are and give you what you need.
Practically speaking, that means that when New Moon card time rolls around, I’ll let the fates decide (via technology) what animal metaphor your heart needs to hear. Then I will copy and paste from my library the corresponding lesson (I have a few for each animal, and I’ll either offer a couple or the one my gut calls for), and send it off. I’ve already tested this method with a few people and those New Moon cards are just as potent with guidance as they’ve ever been.
In short: your New Moon card will be personalized (chosen just for you), but not individualized (written just for you).
All that should really change is that I will hopefully be able to do better work for a longer season. You’ve been so patient with my need for a long sabbatical; I want to keep doing Wild Goose Guidance in a way that serves all of us!
I am going to make sacred reciprocity available via Patreon again. If you want to support the work of Wild Goose Guidance, or send an automated token of your appreciation for your free monthly New Moon cards, that’s where you can do it. (If you’ve been a supporter in the past and want to continue, please check and update your pledge!)
If you have been a Patreon supporter in the past and don’t want to continue, I’m going to need you to revoke my ability to charge you (unless you want to stay on as a supporter!). Unfortunately, Patreon doesn’t allow me to turn off auto-charges in any reasonable fashion, so this work has to be yours.
Obviously, if anyone falls through the cracks and receives an unwanted charge, I will reverse it as soon as I hear from you! I’m working with Patreon to find a more reasonable solution that puts the responsibility on me instead of you, so hopefully I can resolve this without a lot of back and forth with my patrons!