Primal Sequence: Conception, Implantation, Embryological Development, Growing Your Body in Utero
This is the time when you grew your body from the meeting of the egg and sperm cells into your whole body. Take your time to gather energy, materials and support. Allow your potency to build so that when it is time to take action you move from a place of authenticity and presence. Exercise: What do you know about the time when you were conceived, when you implanted in your gestational parent’s womb? What do you know about your early embryological development (in the first 9 weeks) and your prenatal time (in the second and third trimesters) that may be clues for your process?
Creative Process: Gathering Materials
Develop a plan for your project. Gather the materials you will need. Spread the word. If you are collaborating with other people, what do you need to do to tend to these relationship(s)? Stay connected to your potency by reminding yourself of your intention. Exercise: What do you need to create your project? Create your plan and timeline.
This is the time of growth and potential, of new work and creative thinking. Everyone's body is different, every body has unique hormone levels. If you have ovaries and menstruate, the preparation phase is associated with the follicular phase, when the ovaries prepare to release an egg. Many egg follicles swell, and estrogen increases to thicken the uterine lining in preparation for implantation. If you have ovaries and take herbs and/or synthetic hormones to increase progesterone and testosterone, your estrogen levels will be lower, but you may still experience this cycle in a more subtle energetic way. If you have testes and you take estrogen, notice any subtle shifts you feel throughout the cycle of each estrogen dose.
Lunar Cycle: Waxing Half Moon
As the moon grows it is prime time for preparation to begin. In this time you are taking care of all the details to make your thing happen! You’re making your lists and checking them off. You’re doing sketches and building models, writing a song and practicing it, choreographing, writing the zine. No matter the phase the moon is in during this work time, it is the time for new neural connections, new work and creative explosion.
Moon Angel Deck: Divination
Draw a card. Write down the name and number of the card and any notes on what it means for you in your preparation phase.
What do you need to support you in fully experiencing the preparation phase with ease? Write a list of internal and external resources to support you in this part of the process.