New Moon

“Turn to the spiritual meaning of the moon phases to connect to the rhythms and cycles outside of the frantic pace of modern living.

As life moves increasingly online and away from nature, it is becoming more important to turn to the spiritual meaning of the moon phases as a way to connect to rhythms and cycles outside of the often frantic pace of modern living.

It’s easy to become unmoored in an era of zoom meetings, remote work, and the constant onslaught of social media. Tapping into the cycles of nature can be a potent reminder that there are powerful forces that continue on, even as change swirls around you. If you live in a city, it can feel difficult to feel that connection, but the moon is always in the sky. Turn to the spiritual meaning of moon phases as a source of connection to something deeper.

Each moon phase brings its own spiritual meaning and the opportunity to create rituals and practices that harness the energy of that unique phase.

New Moon: A Time to Pause

The darkness of a new moon is a time for reflection and exploring the unseen. Often thought of as a feminine moon phase, its spiritual meaning is a call for presence. In being fully present you can explore your deepest desires and heartfelt wishes that sometimes get lost in the flurry of so much doing.

Bring a quiet sense of intention and presence as you allow yourself to rest, spend some time journaling and exploring what is in your heart of hearts. Ask yourself the question, “What do I most want to bring forward in my life right now? How do I want to be in my relationships, my work, and with myself?”
Answering these questions can help you understand where you will want to spend your energy throughout the moon cycle.

Give yourself extra time in meditation or walking mindfully in nature. Go outside and soak in the energy of the new moon, giving thoughtful appreciation of the beauty of darkness. Enjoy the stars that can be seen when the moon is hidden in shadow.”

excerpt from Spirituality + Health

The following are included and available. If you do not wish to attend all experiences, the fees remain the same and may be transferred to another service.
  • Conversations with Angelique
  • Recognize the unseen power of the new moon (within and outside)
  • Integrate conscious with unconscious intentions and beliefs
  • Vital techniques to calm the nervous system
  • Feel into what idea-seed you want to plant in the world and nurture over the next moon cycle
  • Learn inner congruence and its power to grow your seed
  • 2-hour acupuncture session with Nemesia Sorcar
  • 2-hour massage with licensed massage therapist
  • 2-hour guided movement and body connectivity with Kris H.
  • 2-hour Human Design Discovery Session with Gloria Constantin
  • Guided meditation with Angelique to experience nature wisdom
  • All meals-deeply soothe and satisfy to support you inside and out
  • New Moon Ceremony on deck with outdoor fireplace and spectacular sunsets
  • Viewing of animals: deer, fox, coyote, wolf, owl, opossum, racoon, as well as birds and songbirds not limited to cardinal, bluebird and bluejay, nuthatch, dove, pileated woodpecker, bald eagle, hawk, osprey, heron, kingfisher, vulture, migratory birds including hummingbird and American White Pelican
    Swimming and paddleboarding (weather permitting May – October)
  • Expansive view of Lake Loudon
  • Nature hike or drive in the Smoky Mountains
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Amenities include:

  • Kitchen, fully-equipped plus stocked refrigerator
  • Library of 100s of vintage and new books (like leather-bound Shakespeare plays)
  • Wooded 1-acre with trail
  • Private bedroom with:
    • King-sized luxe pillow top mattress by Johnson City, TN bedding company
    • 1000 thread count 100% cotton sheets, pillowcases, blankets, comforters
    • wall of windows for stargazing (blinds available for privacy)
    • heated mattress pad
    • cozy private bath with shower
  • Imagine paddleboard
  • 2020 Cannondale bicycle
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Booking fee:

$7,500 includes airfare, transportation and travel insurance
$5,500 local
(Check-in 3pm on Tuesday or Wednesday to start your four-day stay; check-out is at 10am)
Let’s talk about your journey or book this adventure today!

Bonus: Make two bookings simultaneously and save $500. And/or book in the month of January and save $100. Refer a friend who books a stay and get $500 off your next stay. Discount will be applied in the form of a refund to your payment method shortly after your purchase.

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Please note before booking, you must have at least one paid conversation with Angelique that will be credited towards your booking fee and refunded after you book your stay.

Booking fees for two guests are double a single occupancy fee.

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