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Publisher's Summary

Greater calm and well-being await with this soothing self-care practice that’s as easy as looking up at the night sky. 

As our ancestors knew, being guided by the phases of the moon can lead us to a sense of peace, harmony and connectedness to the universe. In this uplifting production, learn how to bring this ancient mystical practice to your own life to soothe your spirit from modern-day stresses.

As renowned astrology writer Valerie Tejeda explains, each lunar phase is a cosmic guide for rebalancing our energies and attuning to our deepest needs. The unique power of each phase offers new opportunities for self-care, so we can refill ourselves when we feel depleted. Don’t miss this powerful invitation to reconnect with the unseen forces all around us - and with our own most vital needs.

©2021 Valerie Tejeda (P)2021 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Why should you listen to this story now?
"So many people move through life putting their needs on the back burner, not making the time to take care of themselves or even believing they are worthy to do so. You might’ve heard of the term 'self-care.' It’s a big buzzword these days, but self-care is so much more than a hashtag on social media or a one-and-done day at a spa. At its core it’s about prioritizing ourselves, loving and respecting ourselves, and giving ourselves permission to put our needs first. Self-care is not an indulgence; it’s essential for our well-being. And the good news is there’s an ancient practice that can help us stay on top of our self-care—attuning to the moon’s cycle. When we align with the lunar phases and home in on the energy that each phase represents, it can act as a cosmic guide for self-care and give our practice an extra dose of magic. Just like the moon, our lives also wax and wane. But with self-care we are reclaiming our power and reminding ourselves that we are always allowed to have our peace." –- Valerie Tejeda, writer and performer of Self Care by the Moon

About the Creator and Performer

Valerie Tejeda is an author of fiction and nonfiction, an internationally published journalist, and an astrology writer and creator of the pop astrology digital brand Big Cosmic Energy. Her work has been published in Self Magazine, Vanity Fair, MTV, Teen Vogue, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, Latina, et al, and she’s had multiple articles cited in scholarly journals, including Oxford University Press. Valerie has a BA in psychology and certificates in astrology and music therapy. She is the author of the young adult urban fantasy, Hollywood Witch Hunter. Valerie is a Californian who loves iced coffee, palm trees, and asking people, "When’s your birthday?" when she first meets them.

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A helpful introductory to lunar syncing

An enjoyable quick read, this book is the perfect introduction on how to line up certain life activities with the moon cycle. I especially appreciated the guided meditations. And the astrological info was presented in an approachable way. Definitely a book I will want to revisit as I put these things into practice!

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One of those reads that can benefit everyone

There's a lot of self-care practices in "Self Care by the Moon" that work something like a proverb, where the longer you practice them the more you get out of them. They work well for beginners who have never heard of or tried any meditations at all, and they work well for seasoned yogis too. Ultimately, the self-care practices found in these pages have ancient roots with modern dressings; most of them are backed by modern science in one form or fashion as well.

What I found most unique about "Self Care by the Moon" was the lunar lens through which these meditations and self-care practices are viewed. But more importantly, I appreciated the overarching message of empowerment and encouragement.

The age of science has brought us a seemingly unending string of technological marvels, and also ever-increasing levels of complexity. The world we now inhabit can at times be difficult to navigate and quite overwhelming. Books like "Self Care by the Moon" help to remind us it's okay... in fact it's even GOOD... to press pause on life and focus on taking care of ourselves.

Why? The author puts it well: "You can't pour from an empty cup."

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Magical

This book made me rethink my self-care and how I view astrology and connectedness to the universe. I loved it! It was very informative and easy to understand and so pleasant to listen to. I hope there is more to come! Make sure you bookmark things so you can revisit during moon phases and meditations to revisit in times of stress.

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Calming, soothing and informative

This book was so calming and positive. The narration was very soothing and relaxing and the material was so helpful, I plan to listen again and takes notes. Exactly what I needed to hear right now. Loved it!

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Soothed my spirit

I am so glad I’d listened to this when I did! There are no coincidences. I will be going back through it again.

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A beautiful listen about lunar living

This was such a great introduction to living by the lunar cycle with self-care! My only thing is I wish I could save these meditations to a playlist because they are so good and relaxing. I could listen to Valerie read and lead meditations all day! I hear there is a second book coming next year and I will be listening.

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Perfect

One of the most helpful books I have ever listened to. Would highly recommend it!

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  • 10-06-21

very interesting

I thought it was interesting and easy to incorporate into my life going forward each month.

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PERFECT Guide to self-care connectedness

I’ve always longed for some kind of deeper connection with the moon but didn’t know where to start. Many other books were either over or underwhelming. This one hit the spot! Excellent explanation of the moon phases and examples of how to relate self care practices to that specific phase. I can’t wait to get started!

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Amazing!

This book is one of the best self help book I've heard. I love it. I can't want to use some of what I learned this month and every month thats follows.

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  • 09-24-21

Lovely

I listened to this in one sitting but I will refer to it over and over as a reference book.
Very useful & clear. Easy to follow. Just lovely.

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  • 09-25-22

Simply and beautifully written.

I love how simple this book is as it describes the lunar cycle simply and beautifully. This is the first time I’ve listened/read to a book about the lunar cycle and I can’t believe how much I already know.

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  • 08-03-22

Well written and pleasant to listen to

I very much enjoyed this title and will certainly be listening to it again in the future. Enlightening.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-09-22

So inspiring

Loved it read it in 2 sittings I'm going to live by moon cycles from now on to help me in my self care journey

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  • indykatley
  • 02-19-22

Amazing!

I really enjoyed this audiobook, the length is just right, the narrator is excellent and gives you a cozy feeling and I enjoyed the meditations and affirmations along with all the information about the different phases of the moon. I will certainly come back to it for the meditations, every time I need a bit of self care :)

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  • Marie
  • 02-07-22

Really carefully written simple guide :)

I loved the fact that it contained also practical steps, not just theory! Loved it 😊

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  • Gemma McGregor
  • 10-16-21

Good audiobook.

I loved this and will listen again in future. I found it informative and easy to listen to.

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  • Ioana Daian
  • 10-02-21

Cute little book

Easy book, well organized, clear, a good overview into the subject; a little cliché though. Recommended especially for someone at the beginning of their moon journey, or as a reminder/overview for the moon initiated. Lovely read by the author.

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  • Alžběta
  • 09-30-21

Atrocious writing and bad reading.

Somewhat interesting information and suggestions, but the writing is atrocious. Also, the book should have been read by a professional voice actor. The author's reading further lowers the quality of the audiobook.

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  • Ga
  • 09-21-21

Lovely, short and effective.

What a lovely little book.

Filled with ideas, meditations and plans for each of the moon cycles.

Bookmark each moon phase so you can go back to it at the appropriate time.

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  • Na Lee
  • 02-04-22

Beautifully written

Really enjoyed listening to this book. lots of easy and simple tips. great for beginners