The Hum and the Holler
By Corina Dross and Jocelyn Mosser
The Hum and the HollerMar 21, 2023
Always Coming Home: March's Virtual Treehouse
A recording of our live call from 3/19/23 In which we discuss what it even means to clear a hollow within an edge, edges in general, feelings (per usual), and the wildness that is this Aries season.
This one was a little bumpy to record what with outside distractions and Corina almost forgetting that this year's lunations are tripping us up and going from today's Aries New Moon (at 00 degrees) to ANOTHER ARIES NEW MOON next month (at 29 degrees), which will also be an eclipse. I know Jo had more to say about feelings, too (per usual, it being us).
As my Jo says, perhaps we'll get a chance for a do over at the next Aries New Moon. May you all give yourselves that chance as well!
Always Coming Home #2
From our Treehouse conversation on February 20, 2023, in which we discuss our friendship, Pisces New Moon vibes, and our shared resistance to dropping down into them.
Always Coming Home #1
We figured out how to do this! Gone are the days of our edited, scripted podcast but we are now in a glorious epoch of doing a casual, unscripted livestream and posting the audio up here a few days later. Listen in to the audio from our first ever virtual treehouse for the January spell of 2023's Home, where we discuss togetherness magic, the Aquarius New Moon, and non-linear time.
Next livestream will be on February 19th at 1pm EST (US) if you want to join! Follow us @abacuscorvus on Instagram or subscribe at www.abacuscorvus.com to get the URL when it drops. And for extra materials and ritual prompts each month, join our Patreon.
Thanks for listening!
Introducing: Always Coming Home
Join our first virtual treehouse on January 22nd, 10am EST (US): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfyNevAxNgs&ab_channel=AbacusCorvus
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The Hum - Capricorn New Moon 2022 - and goodbye!
For our very last episode of The Hum, we question New Moons as a time of spiritual hustle, propose a new way of attuning to the New Moons, sacrifice some sound quality (a few bumps and rustlings) in order to get this out on time, and say goodbye to this podcast and hello to new ways to connect in 2023!
If you want more astro weather highlights every month, you can join Corina's Patreon and if you want to know what becomes of this proposed new New Moon project you can follow them on Instagram @corinadross or subscribe to their astro newsletter. And if you want to keep up with Jo and Corina together, check us out at www.abacuscorvus.com and @abacuscorvus on Instagram.
We thank every one of you for supporting us and this podcast over the last two years and look forward to connecting with you in other ways!
Beloved Stranger: Chapters 11 and 12 - The End!
We've reached the end of our fables and the end of the 2022 calendar in this combo-pack double episode. Tune in for conflict management tips, spiritual math lessons, and Jo and Corina reflecting on the end of this podcast experience. You can keep up with us at www.abacuscorvus.com and @abacuscorvus on Instagram, and stay tuned for our new livestream experiment in January 2023!
Thanks for coming with us all this way! We appreciate you!
The Hum - Astro Weather for the Sagittarius New Moon
Don't be fooled by the mutable squares, this Sagittarius season sees Jupiter moving forward, moving into Aries, and is generally a fairly sparkly time.
For more things astrological, check out www.flaxandgold.com.
To pick up some 2023 calendars, check out www.abacuscorvus.com/shop.
Beloved Stranger: Chapter Ten
In this chapter, we chat about conflict, rissssk, the intimacy of knowing our shadow sssssides, vi-o-len-ceh and sssssibilance.
Shout out to Resmaa Menakem's book Rock the Boat: How to Use Conflict to Heal and Deepen Your Relationship.
And thank you all for your patien-ceh as this is a very late insssstallment!
The Hum: Astro Weather for the Scorpio New Moon (Eclipse!)
We are in eclipse season, with one eclipse falling on Nov 8th, which is Election Day here in the US (which I call voting day on the podcast for some reason?). Listen for tips on how to stay well and grounded during these wild times!
The Hum - Astro Weather for the Libra New Moon, 2022
There's a lot of astrological kerfluffle this month, against the backdrop of some beautiful support for thinking and talking it through. My apologies for the poor audio quality this month! My house is in some creative disarray and I don't have access to the closet I usually sequester myself in!
Beloved Stranger, Chapter Nine
In which we explore what is both wonderful and terrible, the importance of being able to say you don't know, and what we learn when we look at the parts of ourselves that make us cringe.
Our new calendar is in print! Find it at:
The Hum - Astro Weather for the Virgo New Moon 2022
Beloved Stranger, Chapter Eight
The Hum - Leo New Moon 2022
Beloved Stranger, Chapter Seven
The Hum - Astro Weather for the Cancer New Moon
Beloved Stranger, Chapter Six
In which we imagine ourselves within a mountain and hear an unlikely underwater love story.
www.abacuscorvus.com/podcast to leave us a voice memo
www.abacuscorvus.com/shop to buy some treats!
The Hum - Astro Weather for the Gemini New Moon - 2022
This lunation brings us opportunities to heal the places where we've become rigid and dogmatic, and the month of June is a bright spot of calm in an otherwise hectic astrological year. May it bring you all you need.
For more astro insight, follow Corina @corinadross on IG or book a reading at www.flaxandgold.com.
Beloved Stranger, Chapter Five
The Hum - Astro Weather for the Taurus New Moon - May 2022
This month we are deep in eclipse season with some major Aries action and a few Scorpio sprinkles on the side. Tune in for strategies and support about navigating these wild times. **IMPORTANT CORRECTION!** In the podcast I say the April 30th eclipse is at 28 degrees of Taurus—it was actually at 10 degrees and 28 minutes of Taurus, I goofed and transposed the numbers! So if you want to know what planets or points in your chart were affected, check for ones falling between 8 and 12 degrees of Taurus, Scorpio, Leo, and Aquarius.
More astrology at:
Beloved Stranger, Chapter Four
In which we discover incidental courage and loneliness within a group.
The Hum - Astro Weather for the Aries New Moon - April 2022
This month is so redolent with portals, I defy you to live through it uninspired. We get into the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction in Pisces, the Aries New Moon with a strong Chironic flavor, Venus moving into Pisces, and a the beginning of eclipse season. Get your calendars out and get ready to circle some days for 100% pure dreaming.
For a link to the energetic hygiene exercises I mentioned, go here.
Beloved Stranger: Chapter Three
This month's fable takes us into some deep, visceral feelings, moving from queasiness to the beauty of the darkness to hints at further explorations of the beloved and the strange.
Share your stories with us! Details here: abacuscorvus.com/podcast
See some sneak peeks of 2023's calendar in progress! @abacuscorvus on Instagram.
The Hum - Astro Weather for the Pisces New Moon - March 2022
This New Moon holds a lot of stories and brings us into a month full of Neptunian, watery energy (with some Plutonian undertones). This month we get into the impact of the Venus-Mars conjunction on our relationships, and best and worst days for processing + creating.
For more astro info, find Corina at flaxandgold.com.
Beloved Stranger: Chapter Two
This month's fable brings us a whirling conversation with swifts, and our podcast meditates on that whirling feeling of urgency familiar to us all.
This is also the time to grab a calendar if you haven't already, as we'll have a few returned from our distributor and up on our Etsy!
And for notes on the wild astrology happening in the world right now (specifically the Pluto Return and Neptune Opposition of the United States) you can check out Corina's Patreon or our shared Patreon.
The Hum - Astro Weather for the Aquarius New Moon - February 2022
This month's astrology has a lot of twists and turns, and we cover: What can activism look like when we feel overwhelmed, pessimistic, or isolated? How can this month's astrology help us center ourselves between self and other, between being too selfish or too self-sacrificing? What the hell is going on with the US right now? And is the whole year going to feel this way?
All this and more in this edition of The Hum.
For more astro insights, check out flaxandgold.com.
And to leave us a voice message for The Hum and the Holler, head to abacuscorvus.com/podcast. If the free voice recording thingy doesn't give you enough time, you can always email us a sound file: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beloved Stranger: Chapter One
And we're back! Thank you all for your patience with this one—we needed some time before we were ready to record again, and when we were we found ourselves diving deep into the main themes of this year's fables: uncertainty, the unknown, our shadow sides, all that good stuff.
We are VERY EXCITED to announce we're asking for listeners' stories this year. We've got some themes for each month posted on our website—click here if you want to share with us. We'd love to hear from you.
And finally our apologies for the rough sound quality on this parts of this one! Jo's mic had some issue and we had no time to rerecord, so you're getting it a little rough around the edges but full of love for y'all.
The Hum - Astro Weather for the Capricorn New Moon
Happy New Year! January begins with some downright dreamy astro weather, but has a few pitfalls and slowdowns later in the month worth watching out for...
For more things astrological, check out flaxandgold.com and stay tuned for our first episode about Beloved Stranger to drop on January 16th.
The Hum and the Holler - Episode 12 - Open and Empty
We've made it to the end of our year-long riddle! This month's spell is the solution (or final clue?) and we take you through the entire riddle, moving from the scatalogical to the mystical and back again, for a deeply embodied dive into our philosophy of healing.
Thank you everyone for joining us on this adventure, our first podcast! We're going to be back next year under the same title for a very different calendar: Beloved Stranger. (If you haven't bought yours yet, make haste! Our supply is dwindling!)
Also, If you have thoughts about what you loved this year or want to hear more of next year, do get in touch!
Big love from Corina and Jo!
The Hum - Astro Weather for the Sagittarius New Moon
My friends! This is one humdinger of a time, astrologically, so please be extra gentle to yourselves during holiday times and wintry times and ongoing Covid times. My apologies for the rough quality of the sound on this episode, I've had a health flare up and holidays all week so I did what I could to get this out to you by the New Moon. Here's hoping some stray background noises don't diminish your capacity to enjoy and benefit from this astro rundown.
I've got my books open for clients throughout December, so get in touch if you need to strategize for or decompress from any of your own life stress right now!
The Hum and the Holler - Episode 11 - Between Message and Messenger
Our penultimate offering in unraveling this riddle takes some moonlit twists and turns through language, literary theory, and a kind of radical presence with one another. Our apologies for the sound quality on this one, we were recording it together
The Hum - Astro Weather for the Scorpio New Moon
My friends, we are entering the kind of month that builds character, as they say. Mars clashes with Saturn and Uranus, we enter eclipse season, and Venus is in hard-working Capricorn while the Sun in Scorpio invites us all to peer more closely into the shadows. Never fear! We've got tools for this. Good luck out there this month, and feel free to get in touch at flaxandgold.com with any questions or requests.
The Hum and the Holler — Episode Ten: Unreal and All Real
The veil is thin! Reality is thinner! We wax philosophical about all that is real and unreal in this episode, and edge just a little bit closer to resolving this year-long riddle.
The Hum: Astro Weather - Libra New Moon
The Hum and The Holler - Episode Nine: Gather the Needful
The Hum: Astro Weather - Virgo New Moon
This Virgo season brings some lovely aspects for tapping back into pleasure and optimism, with some other less-than-easy influences. Listen for tips on how to minimize the self-flagellation that can happen when we get into Virgo grinds, and when and how it's appropriate to dive deep into Scorpio healing work.
The Hum and The Holler - Episode Eight: Grace Follows Awkward
Within the chaos of this time (certainly chaotic in our lives!), there is awkwardness and grace. We present to you our awkwardest meditations yet on what it all means! We've turned a corner in the riddle of the year and find it leads us to...dreams.
The Hum: Astro Weather - Leo New Moon
This lunar cycle beginning with the Leo Moon on August 8th is gonna get us deep in our feelings. Listen along for pro tips and advice on how to navigate all the moods and manners of the times.
The Hum and The Holler - Episode Seven: Turning the Certainty
What do birds and fishes have to do with circles and revolutionary peasant movements and repetition compulsion? This episode dives into the chaotic whirling uncertainty that is July, straight from the chaotic whirling uncertainty of our own first few weeks of July. Follow along on the slowest ever audio-tour of artwork (it will take us all year) to solve the riddle at the heart of this year's Abacus Corvus calendar.
The Hum: Astro Weather - Cancer New Moon
This month's astro weather features some mid-summer crunchiness that requires a little tenderness, plus all the deep questions Jupiter in retrograde is raising.
The Hum: Astro Weather - Gemini New Moon
Episode 06 - The Hum and the Holler - June 2021
This month we are deep in the dreamscape, with some discussion on the difference between fireflies and moths and deep respect for all the mysteries.
We mentioned the book The Seventh Dragon, here's your link for it!
Click here to check out the images in this year's calendar.
And click here for more astrology.
The Hum, Astro Weather from New Moon to New Moon, will drop on June 9th!
The Hum: Astro Weather - Taurus New Moon
Episode 05 - The Hum and the Holler - May 2021
The Hum: Astro Weather - Aries New Moon
Are you ready for the fiery Plutonian deep dive into healing? With special bonus energy from Venus in Taurus reminding us to stay embodied and relaxed? Here we are, at a particularly intense Aries New Moon. I would expect no less from this year.
All the highlights of the astro weather for this month, next episode drops May 9th.
Episode 04 - The Hum and the Holler - April 2021
Join us for a conversation about April's spell, "Hover Here Briefly" in which we get real deep into the weirdness of this image and how it relates to the tarot deck, minimalist music, and the sound of one moth flying.
The Hum: Astro Weather - Pisces New Moon
Welcome to a truly oceanic Pisces Season! We'll also experience Spring Equinox and an energizing shift to Aries Season before the next New Moon, so get your last bit of hibernation on now before everything is just popping.
For more astrology, check out:
Episode 03 - The Hum and the Holler - March 2021
It's March! We're swirling in the worlds within worlds of Pisces season. This month we find an answer for the riddle this calendar asks—but is it the right one? Or are we caught in a vortex? Jo does a spot-on performance of clarity-seeking-from-within-the-vortex, Corina can't stop reminding us that it's Pisces season, and we touch on spiritual bypassing, the individual in the collective, and how to stay attuned to nuance and complexity. Woof!
Jessica Lanyadoo's episode on QAnon:
The Hum: Astro Weather - Aquarius New Moon
A quick look at the astrological themes humming through these times. Each month Corina looks at the highlights of what's happening in the sky from New Moon to New Moon, and offers some advice on how to work with what's coming up.
This episode takes us from the Aquarius New Moon of February 11th, 2021 up to the Pisces New Moon of March 13th—we'll begin with that New Moon next month.
For more astro insight:
@corinadross on Instagram
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patreon.com/abacuscorvus (art + magic)
Episode 02: The Hum and the Holler - February 2021
Each month sister witches, artists, and healers Jocelyn Mosser and Corina Dross take you on a journey through the images and spells in their annual illustrated calendar.
This month we look at February's image: The Hum and the Holler. We also introduce a riddle, play a game that yields many metaphors, offer some nerdy rituals, and work with the magic of listening.
Links mentioned in the show:
The Seventh Dragon: The Riddle of Equal Temperament, by Anita Sullivan
And you can find us at:
linktr.ee/corinadross (for classes and workshops)
@abacuscorvus on Instagram