New Month, New Music... 22prime

 Cover Art for "In Other Words"

Cover Art for "In Other Words"

Fresh off the block! When my boys and fellow Tribesman "22prime" told me they had a new release on the way- I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I knew their vibe from the way they DJ'd, but I definitely maintained a curious sense of excitement as I patiently waited to actually hear the project. Fast forward to last month- May, the track is released by Ibiza based Tech House Label "Haustronaut Recordings" under the title "In Other Words" and all I can do is hit repeat!

I can't help but get totally submerged in the songs progression + that beautiful sample of Asha Bhosle's "Mujhe Maar Daalo" - it teleports me straight out of wherever I'm listening to the song and settles me down nice and comfortable in another dimension... (sitting on a comfy pillow in the middle of a white sanded desert, looking up at the Milky Way through a cloudless sky) >Insert Camel emoji Here<

 

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22prime @ their DLTA Photoshoot 

Do the boys a solid, have a listen.. and if you get as lost in it as I do, grab yourself a copy! The love & appreciation will be felt!

Much Love

Aaron Cappy Debut on Subliminal Radio (Have a listen!)

   Aaron Cappy DJing @ The 3rd Eye Tribe Takeover of The Gallery @ Exchange LA (4/14/18)

Aaron Cappy DJing @ The 3rd Eye Tribe Takeover of The Gallery @ Exchange LA (4/14/18)

 

We are absolutely thrilled and honored to share with you the debut mix of our very own Aaron Cappy on the globally aired- Subliminal Radio. Aaron Cappy has been a Tribesman since 2017 and is predominantly known for his more deep, hypnotic & melodic vibe. On top of DJing with us at Bars, Nightclubs and Warehouses- Aaron is also a promoter for Modern Disco Ambassadors (MDA) & some of the biggest- most renowned- nightclubs in the world including Exchange LA, Academy LA and Sound Nightclub. From playing bass in a recording indie rock band to interning in a Santa Monica Recording Studio- Aaron’s learned a whole lot and is ready to start making some waves in the scene. Keep your eyes open for Aaron Cappy! 

 https://www.instagram.com/aaron_cappy

Tune In, Tune out & Get Lost in the sounds of Aaron Cappy!   

 

 https://soundcloud.com/subliminalradio/aaron-cappy-lab-sessions-on-subliminal-radio-show-0064-25-may-2018

3rd Eye Tribe & Nightlif3 Empire Present: ~ Groove Harmonics ~ Thursday 11/30

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~ Groove Harmonics ~ 

Eventbrite Ticket Link

Hollywood’s newest night of: 

*** Live Art, House Music, Love, Techno and Cannabis ***

All under one roof!

Don't miss this event, and RSVP here: https://3rdeyetribela.com/rsvp/

3rd Eye Tribe & Nightlife Empire have teamed up to bring the cosmic, 3rd Eye vibes to Hollywood. We have all seen a shift in consciousness happening around us, and the dance floor is no stranger to this shift! Become one with the Universe with us! Trust in it. Let the synchronicity of being connected and uplifted with a Tribe of like-minded house, tech house, deep house, and techno heads flow. In order to become apart of this shift, one must follow the synchronistic events, and pay attention to what's happening around them.

That's what these new Thursday Nights in Hollywood are all about!

Focus on the powerful, euphoric, magical, synchronistic, beautiful parts of life, and the universe will keep giving them to you.
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The Tribe has been undergoing a shift of late. We have linked with more like-minded hearts who vibrate in the same frequency. This is amazing news for you all! 3rd Eye Tribe is a family of like minded people. We do our best to set up the events, and we want you to come pack the house, and Groove to the Harmonics of this frequency shift on the dance floor with us!

The most enlightening part of this journey, is finding new ways of seeing the world in a positive way. Which is why we'll be bringing in a Live Artist for each event, Mystery Cannabis Vendors, and sharing our love of all the arts with the LA community! 

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 30TH

GROOVE HARMONICS

3rd Eye Tribe Resident DJs:

22prime - (DJ Duo - Adam + Jonny, from the east coast, new addition to the Tribe).

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TABS / Wolf Among Weeds - (OG Tribe members, upcoming producers, Wolf practices hoop and flow, Pretty sure Tabs is an alien).

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TABS

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Wolf Among Weeds

ADVI / Ethnikz - (ADVI is the Tribe chief. Ethnikz- Talented DJ / Producer duo, Anthony Llamas & Aaron Carrillo. The duo are Lab Sessions LA podcast team members).

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ADVI

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Ethnikz

Christian Ten (Special Guest DJ) -  SoundCloud (Not only does the music he play resonate across the room, but his animated performances keep the crowd involved and wanting more! His talent, work ethic, and dedication, both as DJ and promoter, landed him multiple residencies in some of the hottest clubs all over Southern California).

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Christian Ten

Marlo Morales - (Talented DJ & Producer with track releases on multiple labels, DJ residencies @ Avalon Hollywood & The Red room inside Los Globos, Lab Sessions LA podcast team member) 

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Live Art by Stefanie Houlig - "I truly love design of any scale. But since I started making art, it seems that my heart has been set free!

My dye paintings were meant to be an extension of my fashion, print and textile design, but as it seems they have taken on a life of their own. With my clothing design, everything has to be so exact and tailored.

With my art, I cannot control it or what it becomes. I have the chance to just experience it has it happens, and be free to let it have fluidity. The dye morphs into shapes and colors that I couldn't have ever imagined.

Every creation is a one of a kind piece of magic. Art and music have set me free on a level of unimaginable beauty. I cannot wait to share the artistic wonder of my life with ALL of you!"

 Stefani Houlig

Stefani Houlig

Each week, a Mystery Cannabis Vendor or two will be present for our Tribesman who prefer or require Alternative Healing! This week's Mystery Cannabis Vendor is: 3rd Eye Tribe Extracts (Come take a Dab!)

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2 for 1 Drinks 9-10 (Arrive early!)

This Event is 21+ (Valid ID Required). Tickets are $10 before 10PM / $15 After 10PM

Mention “3rd Eye Tribe” @ The Door for $5 OFF Entry Price. 

PRINT OUT OR SHOW THIS ON YOUR PHONE (from Eventbrite) TO THE CASHIER TO RECIEVE $5 OFF ADMISSION!

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A thought thus “magnetized” with emotion may be compared to a seed which, when planted in fertile soil, germinates, grows, and multiplies itself over and over again, until that which was originally one small seed, becomes countless millions of seeds of the same brand!

The ether is a great cosmic mass of eternal forces of vibration. It is made up of both destructive vibrations and constructive vibrations . It carries, at all times, vibrations of fear, poverty, disease, failure, misery; and vibrations of prosperity, health, success, and happiness, just as surely as it carries the sound of hundreds of orchestrations of music, and hundreds of human voices, all of which maintain their own individuality, and means of identification, through the medium of radio.

From the great storehouse of the ether, the human mind is constantly attracting vibrations which harmonize with that which dominates the human mind. Any thought, idea, plan, or purpose which one holds in one’s mind attracts, from the vibrations of the ether, a host of its relatives, adds these “relatives” to its own force, and grows until it becomes the dominating, motivating master of the individual in whose mind is has been housed.

— Napoleon Hill

DJ ADVI (3rd Eye Tribe) - LUCID DREAMING (TECHNO)

Ever have one of those dreams, where it feels so real, that you wake up and can’t believe you’re still in your bedroom? The phenomenon is known as a lucid dream. A lucid dream is any dream during sleep in which you become aware that you're dreaming. This simple realization snaps your waking consciousness into the dream, enabling you to:

Explore your dream world with total clarity. Everything you see, hear, touch, taste and smell can be as authentic as reality. It is truly mind-blowing to discover this virtual world.

    ◦    Fulfill any fantasy. Fly over mountains, have dream sex, go base jumping, shapeshifting, time traveling, dinosaur spotting, ninja fighting, meet your hero or visit alien planets.

    ◦    Overcome personal psychological issues. In the safety of the lucid dream environment you can face your fears, phobias, anxieties, nightmares, past traumas and recurring dreams.

    ◦    Tap into your inner creativity. In surreal and unexpected ways, you can compose music, seek  original artistic imagery and solve technical problems, just like these famous folk.

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Now, you might think there is no basis for being able to go into the wilderness of your mind, and interact with these incredibly real feeling dreams. You may also be under the impression that sometimes they happen, and other times, they don’t. That there’s no way you could go into the dream world, and do amazing fantastical things like: fly, time travel, chill with dinosaurs, have dream sex, overcome personal psychological problems, past traumas, or figure out what a recurrent dream means to you in waking reality. 

Well, in the ancient world, early references to the lucid dreaming phenomenon are found in ancient Greek writing. For example, the philosopher Aristotle wrote: 'often when one is asleep, there is something in consciousness which declares that what then presents itself is but a dream’.

In ancient China, there is the story of Zhuangzi dreaming he was a butterfly (or a buttery fly dreaming it was Zhuangzi). 

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Cultivating the dreamer’s ability to be aware that he or she is dreaming is central to both the Tibetan Buddhist practice of Dream Yoga, and the ancient Hindu practice of Yoga Nidra. The cultivation of such awareness was a common practice among early Buddhists. 

Is Lucid dreaming scientifically proven?

Researchers have used brainwave, bloodflow and eye movement data to validate higher levels of consciousness during lucid dreams ever since.

More recently, this 2009 study by the Neurological Laboratory in Frankfurt revealed significantly increased brain activity during lucid dreams. An electroencephalogram (EEG) recorded brainwave frequencies up to the 40 Hz (or Gamma) range when lucid.

This measure is far more active than the normal dream state (which takes place in the Theta range, or 4-7 Hz). Indeed, some argue that it supports the need to classify lucid dreams as a new and separate state of consciousness.

Intriguingly, the research also showed heightened activity in the frontal and frontolateral areas of the dreaming brain. This is the seat of linguistic thought and other higher mental functions linked to self awareness.

In 2014, this remarkable study out of Frankfurt University revealed that lucid dreams can be induced with "zaps" of harmless electrical stimulation of the brain.

When non-lucid dreamers were given 30-second jolts of electrical current to the frontal cortex while asleep, they reported spontaneously vivid dreams in which they fully recognized they were dreaming.

Incredibly, stimulation at 40 Hz was effective 77% of the time.

What can I do in a lucid dream?

A fully lucid dream can be perfectly tangible, rich and visually detailed.

When probed, it can generate seemingly impossible levels of self awareness - such as 360-degree vision, multiple simultaneous dreams, and even visual representations of the fifth dimension.

Because all of this takes place in your mind, the dream world is infinite. No laws. No boundaries. No limitations. Anything you can conceive of comes true.

You can take control of your dream and warp The Matrix like Neo. Fly and soar over cities like Iron Man. Slow down time like the dream levels of Inception. Have sex with celebrities. Fight like a ninja. Re-live childhood memories. Base jump. Survive death.

But a lucid dream is not merely a fantasy playground.

Dream theories suggest it's a chance to interact with other parts of your psyche (by talking to different dream characters) and even your co-conscious inner self (by talking to the very fabric of the dream).

Once you know how to become lucid in dreams, you will discover a strange new world - an entire universe, no less - of which you are fully aware and can manipulate with the power of thought.

How do I control my dreams?

Dream control kicks in the moment you become lucid (when you recognize that you're dreaming).

The more conscious you become of the dream environment, the easier it is to manipulate. There are a few different ways to shape your dreams as they occur, for instance:

    ◦    Actively will what you want to happen, like waking life (eg, you walk up to a wall and will your arm to push through it). This is the most intuitive method but not always the most effective if your lucidity is waning.

    ◦    Say your desire out loud and let the dream present it (eg, say "I have super powers and am the sole survivor of a zombie apocalypse"). You'll be empowered by your own words and the dream will oblige.

So, it takes a little getting used to controlling your dreams. That's because lucid dreams are a completely new and unique environment to you - in which your conscious and unconscious collide.

When fully lucid, you'll find that you can exert considerable control over your lucid dreams. Or you can passively enjoy this state of heightened awareness, watching the dream unfold in its originally intended state.

The golden rule for lucid dream manipulation is this: making it real in your mind... makes it happen in the dream.

What can I do in a lucid dream?

A fully lucid dream can be perfectly tangible, rich and visually detailed.

When probed, it can generate seemingly impossible levels of self awareness - such as 360-degree vision, multiple simultaneous dreams, and even visual representations of the fifth dimension.

Because all of this takes place in your mind, the dream world is infinite. No laws. No boundaries. No limitations. Anything you can conceive of comes true.

You can take control of your dream and warp The Matrix like Neo. Fly and soar over cities like Iron Man. Slow down time like the dream levels of Inception. Have sex with celebrities. Fight like a ninja. Re-live childhood memories. Base jump. Survive death.

But a lucid dream is not merely a fantasy playground.

Dream theories suggest it's a chance to interact with other parts of your psyche (by talking to different dream characters) and even your co-conscious inner self (by talking to the very fabric of the dream).

Once you know how to become lucid in dreams, you will discover a strange new world - an entire universe, no less - of which you are fully aware and can manipulate with the power of thought.

How do I control my dreams?

Dream control kicks in the moment you become lucid (when you recognize that you're dreaming).

The more conscious you become of the dream environment, the easier it is to manipulate. There are a few different ways to shape your dreams as they occur, for instance:

    ◦    Actively will what you want to happen, like waking life (eg, you walk up to a wall and will your arm to push through it). This is the most intuitive method but not always the most effective if your lucidity is waning.

    ◦    Say your desire out loud and let the dream present it (eg, say "I have super powers and am the sole survivor of a zombie apocalypse"). You'll be empowered by your own words and the dream will oblige.

So, it takes a little getting used to controlling your dreams. That's because lucid dreams are a completely new and unique environment to you - in which your conscious and unconscious collide.

When fully lucid, you'll find that you can exert considerable control over your lucid dreams. Or you can passively enjoy this state of heightened awareness, watching the dream unfold in its originally intended state.

The golden rule for lucid dream manipulation is this: making it real in your mind... makes it happen in the dream.

To learn more about this phenomenon, check out some of these links below:

Fast Company - How Lucid Dreaming Can Improve Your Waking Life

Scientific American - How You Can Control Your Dreams?

The Atlantic - The Ways to Control Dreaming

via: World of Lucid Dreaming

New Moon Mantra For Your Zodiac Sign: All About Self-Love - November

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Cover yourself in hard-worn jewels and get down and dirty to the sound of your deepest desires, stellar sirens.

November 18th’s new moon in Scorpio unveils our carnal instincts, our primal passions, and where we simply will not accept the “superficial” any longer. It’s a moon for making peace with every damn thing that lives inside of you, using your self-love beam to shine into the shadows and liberate a pleasure center that’s 100 percent guilt-free.w

While Scorpio sometimes conjures images of soul-shaking shadow work that has us running for the covers, this moon is sweetly joined to expansive Jupiter and chocolate-and-flowers Venus. This trio gives us a whole new way to think about change. Rather than embattlement and gripping, can we let the necessary shifts of our lives feel like exciting exfoliation?

Simply slip off your old threads and step into a brand new knockout outfit that feels surprisingly like second skin.

Aries & Aries Rising

New moon mantra: When I dig in deep, my lust liberates me.

At work: It’s a moon for really getting your hands dirty, Aries. While you’re no stranger to sweaty office work, this is about diving beneath the surface rather than continuing on auto-pilot. Drop your to-do list and step into the psychological trenches at work. Where have you not come clean about how you really feel about a project, policy, or colleague? When does seizing your power feel like an endless cycle of go, go, go? Where can you interrupt this endless actioning to start actually strategizing about your future?

Pause from the offensive, regroup, and, in the wise words of the Spice Girls, tell yourself what you you want, what you really, really want.

Out of the office: Get down in the dungeon, fire babe. Explore the underbelly of things. Pick up rocks. Dig into your closet. Walk the streets of your own soul late at night, sans flashlight. You are on the precipice of major changes in the arena of desire, pleasure, and power, and this moon wants you to explore deep fears around intimacy.

Are you scared of falling under someone’s spell and being rendered helpless? Where does your true, lasting power come from? Trust that what is yours and what is lasting can never be taken from you and let that belief allow you to truly collide with another person.

Taurus & Taurus Rising

New moon mantra: Accepting relationship shifts raises my love vibration higher.

At work: This is a moon for really noticing how you relate, and how you can make peace with everything other people are bringing at work, even when it challenges your beliefs and rocks your world. While your M.O. is usually security focused, during this moon, you’ll be presented with external challenges in the forms of others’ belief systems.

Notice what triggers you during a meeting, or the colleagues who you always have a hard time agreeing with. These are precisely the teachers your soul has asked for. They’re showing you parts of yourself that you haven’t yet fully embraced. Places where your current credo needs an upgrade. You don’t have to do a 180 on all your work narratives. Just let a little of their spice in, as it both refines your own position and opens you up to new ways of being.

Out of the office: This is a delicious moment for some romantic rewiring, so stay open to sudden bursts of insight and shake-ups that are actually taking your love beams even higher. Scorpio is your “opposite” sign, and this means that you’re both working around the same issue, but from different ends of the spectrum.

Scorpio is the transformer to your builder, and while you may not be fully ready to give it up and turn it loose in all your relationships, feel into where you might be able to ungrip just a bit. Whatever is yours will most certainly come back to you, sweet Taurus. So open wide and toss your rose petals into the wind to feed another cycle of flower growth.

Gemini & Gemini Rising

New moon mantra: Getting real about self-care builds a base for creative imagining.

At work: Dig into the nitty gritty during this moon, Gemini. Pack lunches and smoothies. Organize your desk like a work of art. Trust that these tiny maneuvers are much more than frivolous. They are powerful space clearers that let you see your truest intentions with complete clarity. The angle of your stapler? Pure magic. That antioxidant rich bowl you bring for lunch? It fuels your power when asking for a raise.

Putting this solid base in place will liberate you to have the time and space to do exactly what you do best: curiously imagine the possibilities, join people together, and butterfly your way towards new strategies that will have your work soul singing.

Out of the office: Dig into your cabinets and closets for what you already have on hand and treat this like a treasure hunt. Use your resources. Tap into the subtle feelings inside your body and use them as a roadmap taking you to delicious lands. What do you feel like eating, on a cellular level? Eat that. Delight in the process of treating your body like a powerful vessel. Soothe your nervous mind by really feeling into your muscles. There is nothing that you have to do right now and nowhere you have to be except here, for yourself. Shut off the phone, hole up in your apartment if you like, and feel into the process of bowing down to your powerful, beautiful body.

Cancer & Cancer Rising

New moon mantra: The power of play lets me step into the sunlight.

At work: While you’re not always the first in line to speak up and out, or overtly seize power, this moon invites you to play with what it would feel like to do so. What if it could be a joyous sensation- like peeking out from under the umbrella to let the sun drench your beautiful face?

Come at work projects from unexpected angles; let a playlist inspire you to think differently about a critical question. Dress up for work in an over-the-top way that brings you pure pleasure that helps you navigate your day with fluffiness and ease. Practice altering your body language as you move around the office, so that it feels like a sweet, '80s dance party. Play the soundtrack in your head. And when you notice yourself holding back, start slowly. Raise a hand. Suggest a small idea. And then let it grow larger. Let yourself grow into the lioness you’ve always had, tucked inside.

Out of the office: Sparkle and glow! This is a joyously candied moon for you to let your creative force spill over. Don’t try to contain it one bit. You’ve got liquid gold on your hands and everyone should know. Practice radical presentism in your relationships. Show up for the moment. The feeling of being exactly where you are. Exactly right now. There’s a daring simplicity in this act. Nothing to prove. Nothing to effort. Spark a conversation with a stranger on the street. Pet animals. Pet yourself. You are a feast for your own spirit during this moon, sweet Cancer. Come alive to yourself in all your glory.

Leo & Leo Rising

New moon mantra: The need for retreat reignites my pumping heart.

At work: It’s a moon for laying low and simply letting it unfold around you. Trust that your colleagues understand your power on a deeper level, without you having to always voice your opinion. You are felt on a fundamental level, Leo, and this is a cycle for accepting that “behind the scenes” doesn’t need to feel powerless. It’s just a new flavor of showing up that you may not fully understand in this moment, and it’s no less needed than your bombastics and bravado. Retreat when you need to. Hide out in the bathroom. Take a longer lunch. There will be battles ahead, but for now, you get to lick your work wounds and use this time to really re-center.

Out of the office: Grow down to grow up, little Leo. With the moon dipping into your zone of emo privacy and past lives, break out the old school mixtapes and have a good cry. Hole up in your house for days if you need to, trusting that you’ll reemerge exactly when the time is right. You are an endless giver. A spiller of the heat inside your body.

Now is the moment to tuck in and warm yourself with your own glow. Repower your resources. Plug yourself back into the source. This doesn’t need to mean endless wallowing and regrets or old ghost hauntings. It’s simply a moment to process all that’s come before and to fall back in love with your story, even as it’s changing. Listen to the whispers you hear when you settle into silence. And to the sound of your own pumping heart.

Virgo & Virgo Rising

New moon mantra: When I shift the story, I step into a new role.

At work: Start with your actual position. Your title. What does it feel like in your bones? Is there something you’d rather call yourself? Be playful about this at first. Give yourself a fancy work pseudonym for the type of tasks you do. And then expand this even further. What do you want your “title” in life to actually be, and how can this open you up to new dreams at work, new visions you’d like to implement?

Watch your words carefully. Choose them mindfully in meetings and memos. Fall in love with language as an intention-setting practice. This doesn’t mean endlessly toiling over every word you choose at work. But simply noticing what it feels good to ask for and how you’d like to be spoken to. Let this process feel like a sweet exchange between colleagues, bosses, and yourself. Let yourself listen and be listened to with complete presence.

Out of the office: It’s a moon for getting creatively lost in the streets and finding entirely new ways home. Slip out of your usual neighborhood, both literally and metaphorically, and expose yourself to invigorating and unexpected flavors. Let yourself follow unexpected signals and messages. Open yourself to serendipity and synchronicity, and know that you don’t have to explain anything right now. You’re just gathering experiences and information. And you’re also making peace with all of the pieces of yourself in a way that you haven’t before.

Explore all of the narratives you tell yourself about yourself, and see which are ready for an upgrade. Think of what you want to become and talk to yourself in that voice. There’s a powerful opportunity for you to use your mental powers to create the kind of life you want right now. Speak new worlds into being.

Libra & Libra Rising

New moon mantra: I have exactly everything I need, right the hell now.

At work: Settle in and settle down into your office chair, Libra. There’s no reason to grasp or grab or effort right now. You are magnetic in this moment, and everything you want or need is already coming to you. It’s on its way like a package you ordered months ago and have almost forgotten about. And all you have to do is sign for it when it arrives.

This moon focuses around your center of self-worth and value, Libra, and there’s an opportunity for you to fully open up to how much you’re worth at work. But you don’t need to clamor for attention to do this. You simply have to embody it. Sink into it. And let it come to you. This is a different kind of power that draws this down and in, rather than up and out. Wait for it. It’s on its way.

Out of the office: Venus-ruled beauty, this is absolutely your time. Step into the boudoir. Cover yourself in rose petals. Lotion up. Whatever makes you feel completely gorgeous in your own way. There is a resting sensation to this moon. A darker flavor of chocolate that opens you to the sensation of really rooting down into yourself and trusting that all you could ever want is yours. There is no scarcity. There is no lack. Look around you and lust over what you’ve already created.

Scorpio & Scorpio Rising

New moon mantra: Washing myself clean, I wake up to a brand new day.

At work: This moon is your moment to radicalize how you show up, Scorpio. There’s an invigorating sensation to this process—a sense of coming clean. Dig into any underground motives or secret feelings that have been bringing you down at work, and bring them up and out to the board meeting. With your strong sense of privacy, you can sometimes create “atmospheres” in the workplace. Little bubbles of feeling that let others know that something’s up and something’s wrong, without actually giving them the information they need to help you. Scrub it. Buff it. And bring these out into the light of day.

This includes your intensity. Your fears that what your share will be “too much.” Know that your colleagues expect and even want this out of you. Be the radicalizer. Shake up the mundane. And trust that exposing your own motivations will let you really see both where your power center lies, and what you really want out of the work that you do.

Out of the office: Experiment with spontaneous acts of self-expression, no matter how challenging this may seem. Invigorate your sense of self with a low-stakes approach. Change up your look with no attachment to how you usually appear. Offer spontaneous help with no expectation of return to a friend or lover. Let this moon feel like a cool shower that exposes the clean skin that’s always been underneath. Be the white horse instead of the dark horse this go around. Find a way to trust in new beginnings and your own innocence, even if it’s only for part of the morning after you first wake up. Take a chance, no matter how small. Start exactly where you are with what you’ve got, and know that it’s more than enough.

Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising

New moon mantra: When I get super subtle, I discover all the treasures.

At work: Stay soft in the office this month, Sag. No need for your usual over-the-top contributions or endless input. Move about the office with grace and ease and know that you’re just gathering information right now. Extend your emotional antenna and read the aura of your workplace to divine where exactly you’re needed. You don’t have to claim credit right now. You just have to show up where your skills can be best applied and employ the radical trust that you’ll get exactly the credit you deserve when the time is right.

Or maybe this isn’t about the credit at all. This is about the faith that you’re working for something much larger than yourself and that there’s a liberation in that feeling. A softening. Fall back in love with a higher cause. And if your job isn’t fulfilling that part of you, it may be time to start dreaming new dreams entirely.

Out of the office: This moon is pure magic, Sag, though you’ll have to release your foot off the gas completely to seize it. It’s a mystical moon for fully embracing what you can’t see and leaping into the darkness and letting yourself free fall into the next cycle of your life. You’re the zodiac’s wildest adventurer, but these voyages usually happen in the right here, right now world. This moon asks even more from you. It asks that you step into the greatest adventure of all that comes from completely releasing what you believe to be true and trusting fully that you’ll be caught when you need to. Slough off the cycle that’s ending, strip yourself down, and get ready for sweet surrender

Capricorn & Capricorn Rising

New moon mantra: Living my full-on weird lets me crack open future paths.

At work: Get strange, boss babe. Innovate. Radicalize. Notice your default behavior or status-quo strategy for a problem and quite literally head in the other direction. Pay attention to where you’re super entrenched in a position or belief pattern about a project or the “right way” to do something. Actually experiment with leaving work undone or even doing it the “wrong” way and let that open you to new kinds of approaches you’d never have been able to access in your current mode. Ask for help. Build a coalition. Release into the feeling of teamwork even when it leaves you feeling like someone else might mess it up. Let it get messy and let that feeling of release open you to showing up in your full range of expression.

Out of the office: Neons. Metallics. Pop Rocks. Light it up, loosen it up, and sci-fi your life into a radical future. You’re traveling far beyond the known during this cycle, Capricorn, and it’s absolutely going to be scary. All of your old stories about having to keep it together, keep on with tradition, figure it out—they will all be firing hardcore right now. Don’t listen to them. Turn down the volume knob and play with the sound of your own, brand new becoming, instead.

You can’t see the next shoreline yet and that’s precisely where you need to be right now. You’ve off-roading and off-worlding. Let yourself have this time to not know. Let unlearning be more important than learning. Let yourself fly.

Aquarius & Aquarius Rising

New moon mantra: Claiming my spot at the table lets me feast fully.

At work: This is the ultimate boss babe moon for you, Aquarius, sitting right on the top of your chart like a neon-lit Vegas sign. What does it want you to do? It wants you to fully claim your right to your position and so much more. Where do you equivocate at work? Where do you make yourself smaller than you need to?

Go directly into that place and feel what lives beneath that place. Where does this fear spring from? Do you truly believe that you’re not ready? Or does the possibility of stepping into your fullness make you feel exhausted about all the effort you’ll need to apply to maintain that position? Trust that once you step into this center and seize what’s yours, it will actually get easier. Because you’ll be doing your soul work and when we level up in that way, we are able to step into true flow. Not that this won’t be without its challenges, but it will feel like delicious challenges you were born to savor.

Out of the office: Explore your solitude this cycle, Aquarius. Not necessarily by removing yourself from community or friends. But by distinguishes yourself when you need to. By noticing when you collapse into communion or try to decide what’s best for the group, rather than claiming your singularity. Prove yourself to yourself once again. Physically challenge yourself with a new workout or wilderness expedition. Engage in project that takes a long time to complete and savor the complexity and the challenge. This could be as simple as slow-roasting veggies, or putting together a new piece of furniture. Whatever it is, let your daily life show you what a badass you are. Relax into and celebrate the range of your capabilities.

Pisces & Pisces Rising

New moon mantra: When I break loose from old beliefs, untamable adventure unfolds.

At work: You’re finding adventure in very unexpected places during this moon cycle, but it’s not necessarily the usual brand of mystical dreaming and imagining you’re used to. This is about harnessing the intuitive power of the big picture. Panning out from the trenches of your daily routine to glimpse the view down below, from far beyond the fluffy white clouds.

Where do you truly see your career heading? What is your mission statement for your personal mission? Just observe yourself from this vantage point and start to understand the relationship between cause and effect. Where are all these micro-maneuvers leading you, and is it to a career land where you really want to spend time? Think of your job as a landscape; where do you want to live? What do you want the climate to feel like? Dream up your most luscious voyage and then land back down on the solid ground and start implementing the steps to help get your there.

Out of the office: Expand the contours of your every day in visceral, tangible ways during this moon cycle, Pisces. Instead of heading into your mind and internal emotional life to do this, actually go out into the world and get bigger. Flowy clothes. Strutting down city blocks to oversized beats. Let the world be an unfolding party of mysterious adventures and show up for it. Take a brand new approach. Sign up to learn about a topic you’ve never even heard of. Collide with worlds you think of as far from your own. Delight in experiential learning. Anything that challenges entrenched habits or beliefs is calling to you right now. Step right into the crowded center of that dance floor and shake it.

Words: The Numinous

via: girlboss

Training the 3rd Eye: Finding the Little Joys in Life

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One of the great concerns of living a contemporary life, is our ability to spend the majority of our time racing from one thing to the next. We applaud the one who is always busy. We praise the one who checks off every box on their to-do list. 

All of our technology, with it’s capacity to accomplish many things throughout the day, often leaves us spinning our wheels. As DJs and musicians, we scour the internet for that perfect track to round out our mix. We think we need this plugin, or that synthesizer, and then we’ll be able to make the music we desire to spring forth from our soul. We should absolutely be spending our time finishing that track we’ve been putting off, or starting that mix we meant to finish on Sunday. But, now it’s Wednesday, and we've done neither of those things. 

When we are unable to accomplish our intentions, our spirit aches. Mindless consumption does nothing for us in accomplishing what satisfies our souls. When we are unable to accomplish the dreams of our lives, our souls cannot heal.

How to heal that aching spirit is what Hermann Hesse (July 2, 1877–August 9, 1962) addresses in a spectacular 1905 essay titled “On Little Joys,” found in My Belief: Essays on Life and Art.

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Great masses of people these days live out their lives in a dull and loveless stupor. Sensitive persons find our inartistic manner of existence oppressive and painful, and they withdraw from sight… I believe what we lack is joy. The ardor that a heightened awareness imparts to life, the conception of life as a happy thing, as a festival… But the high value put upon every minute of time, the idea of hurry-hurry as the most important objective of living, is unquestionably the most dangerous enemy of joy.

“Our intentions are the basic infrastructure of our lives, out of which all of our inventions and actions arise. Any real relief from our self-inflicted maladies, therefore, must come not from combatting the symptoms but from inquiring into and rewiring the causes that have tilted the human spirit toward those pathologies.” 

— Maria Popova

I am listening to/watching one mix right now; Techno: Reinier Zonneveld Boiler Room Berlin Live Set - May 2017. The temptation to divert my attention, open Soundcloud, and skim over 5 other mixes I found yesterday is high. 

The nagging urge to go find new music to buy on Beatport, and get lost for an hour in finding a few new tracks to add to a mix; I know, will turn into me filling my cart with not just $10 worth of music, but over $100 - which I don’t need to be spending right now.

To open Facebook, and scroll mindlessly looking for something interesting, will only be met with some sensational nonsense, that will divert my attention from finishing this article. 

Hesse laments how modern life’s “aggressive haste” — and what a perfect phrase that is — has “done away with what meager leisure we had.” He writes:

Our ways of enjoying ourselves are hardly less irritating and nerve-racking than the pressure of our work. “As much as possible, as fast as possible” is the motto. And so there is more and more entertainment and less and less joy… This morbid pursuit of enjoyment [is] spurred on by constant dissatisfaction and yet perpetually satiated.

I love this song he produced:

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Invocation - Feat Deva Premal (Original Mix) - Reinier Zonneveld — Centaur

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Hesse considers what moderation looks like in the face of seemingly unlimited possibilities for what to do with one’s time, and although the options available have changed in the hundred-some years since, the principle still holds with a firm grip:

In certain circles [moderation] requires courage to miss a première. In wider circles it takes courage not to have read a new publication several weeks after its appearance. In the widest circles of all, one is an object of ridicule if one has not read the daily paper. But I know people who feel no regret at exercising this courage.
Let not the man* who subscribes to a weekly theater series feel that he is losing something if he makes use of it only every other week. I guarantee: he will gain.

Let anyone who is accustomed to looking at a great many pictures in an exhibition try just once, if he is still capable of it, spending an hour or more in front of a single masterpiece and content himself with that for the day. He will be the gainer by it.

Let the omnivorous reader try the same sort of thing. Sometimes he will be annoyed at not being able to join in conversation about some publication; occasionally he will cause smiles. But soon he will know better and do the smiling himself. And let any man who cannot bring himself to use any other kind of restraint try to make a habit of going to bed at ten o’clock at least once a week. He will be amazed at how richly this small sacrifice of time and pleasure will be rewarded.

Hesse offers his prescription for breaking this trance of busyness and inattention:

Just try it once — a tree, or at least a considerable section of sky, is to be seen anywhere. It does not even have to be blue sky; in some way or another the light of the sun always makes itself felt. Accustom yourself every morning to look for a moment at the sky and suddenly you will be aware of the air around you, the scent of morning freshness that is bestowed on you between sleep and labor. You will find every day that the gable of every house has its own particular look, its own special lighting. Pay it some heed if you will have for the rest of the day a remnant of satisfaction and a touch of coexistence with nature. Gradually and without effort the eye trains itself to transmit many small delights, to contemplate nature and the city streets, to appreciate the inexhaustible fun of daily life. From there on to the fully trained artistic eye is the smaller half of the journey; the principal thing is the beginning, the opening of the eyes.
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To tell the truth, I was interrupted in finishing this article, because from 44:00min on till the end of Reinier Zonnenveld’s Boiler Room set, I got up from my computer and starting dancing. Losing myself in his master touch behind the decks. 

It is this tiny joy I found, in listening to one of my favorite tracks being performed live, by an artist I admire — that has brought an incredible amount of joy to my day. It is what makes my life incredible, my ability to get lost in the feeling and emotions of music.

While, it is not immediately apparent to most, that getting lost in music is a way to train the 3rd eye, I would ask you to kindly reconsider that notion. Music is a huge part of training the 3rd eye, because we get lost in something that is greater than ourselves. Something that brings people together from all walks of life, nationalities, creeds, religions, sexual orientations and beliefs. 

Bringing us all together - into contact and connection - with the true nature of our being; love and joy. 

via: Brainpickings & Boiler Room