Hatch never came through. I was supposed to start their crowd sourcing program in the spring of 2018, only to learn it was suddenly on hold. They told me it would probably be a couple of months. Now, five months later, it’s still on hold. I can’t wait around. It may be a sign anyway, as Hatch does not have a long track record. Maybe it’s my angels watching out for me. Instead I’ve decided to go back to regular crowd sourcing along with pursuing corporate sponsorship, after approaching McMenamin’s to see if they have any interest. McMenamin’s already has the infrastructure, the aesthetic and the audience that would be perfect for Moondays. It would be a great add-on to their offerings. I also found a wonderful crowd sourcing consultant that can help me launch. I have another idea up my sleeve, too. The Goddess Oracle card I pulled for guidance suggested I get creative and it inspired me. Stay tuned for more updates! And thank you ever so much for your patience and hanging in there with me on this journey.
“Timing Is Everything”
Astrologer Kelly Davidson reminded me of this aphorism. And thanks to Kelly’s astrology skills, I’ve learned that the stars are in alignment to begin the campaign next spring. My Saturn return will be occurring in my house of career and Jupiter (the benefactor planet) and Pluto (death and rebirth) will be there as well. It should be interesting! Meanwhile, I continue to roll the snowball up the hill. That’s what it feels like creating something that’s not already there, especially something outside the box and having to do with women. Consciously and subconsciously, people don’t place high value on women’s needs. I get a lot of great support from many women and some men who love the concept, but then there are others who are not so encouraging. It takes a lot to process and deal with any unsupportive push back. It’s a constant effort to find my way back into the Vortex (per Abraham-Hicks), or into the Zone (per Joseph Campbell) -- the Moondays Red Tent Vortex Zone! Thanks to all of my sisters and male allies who remind me and help me return.
I recently put together a media kit for Moondays, and thought it was pretty good. I was proud of myself for doing all of the graphic design on my own with help from Meagan Hope of Mega Marketing. You can see the finished product in the slides below. I showed it to a friend who has a high level of experience in branding and marketing and he pointed out a bunch of things I needed to change. He also referred to it as a “pitch deck.” He showed me an example of one he worked on and offered to help with mine. It was much more involved and sophisticated than my media kit, and I was so excited he was going to help me with mine! We spent 4 hours brainstorming the perfect tag line and he seemed so supportive. Unfortunately, a month later he decided not to help me. He had other ideas for how to move forward, but they weren’t in alignment with mine. I see the value in having a better pitch deck, though, and plan to create one based on his example. This and all the other things I have to do towards crowd sourcing and attracting corporate sponsorship are going to take time. Putting together the monthly Red Tents also takes a lot of my time and energy, so I’m going to have to shift the way we’ve been doing them. I am asking other women to step up and lead the circles, which makes sense because we’re going to need other women to lead circles in the brick and mortar Moondays! I am lovingly nudging women to step up and practice their leadership skills. Morghannah is leading the November Red Tent and I couldn’t be more excited! Morghannah has been to several Moondays Red Tents including our Mother-Daughter Red Tents, and a Red Tent where we had a Blessingway for her while pregnant! Morghannah is a trained priestess. She is going to do a wonderful job!
If you are interested in leading a Red Tent or learning about how to lead one, please get in touch!