The Art of Lightwork + Making Money

As you begin to read this post, I already know there is a part of you that is ready to serve. That wants to help others heal, feel happier, and make a difference in the world. Perhaps you’re a teacher, a life coach, or a yoga instructor. Whatever your title, there is a communal sense of wanting to elevate, expand your reach, and be known for making a true impact on us all.

I feel this because that’s me at my core. Every since I was young, I knew I was meant to have a bright future that would involve reaching out to the masses. I had no idea of the context, but it was going to be special!  Life had an interesting way of showing me how when I lost my way in my early 20s. I didn’t fit into the post college mode and I couldn’t seem to find anything that brought me fulfillment and joy. So I found drinking and other activities that would distract me until one day even that wasn’t enough. It led me to get help and figure out what it meant to love myself like I did when I was young and discover my purpose. I was realigned with my desires for greatness and also realizing that I was to help others that lost their way. I pursued life coaching and teaching meditation as my new career and there was no greater feeling than giving people permission and space to feel good. In time, I found that bringing in my love of metaphysical + spiritual studies could help people even further and as a coach it was a magnetizing blend.

And so as you read all of this, it sounds quite simple. Girl gets lost. Girl finds her way. Girl helps others. Girl has a thriving career. All is freaking fantastic.

I wish it was that easy, but it wasn’t. It took me a few years to be able to be full time doing the work that I loved. It also meant several failed attempts that left me shameful, broke, and scared.

The biggest one was when I left my Corporate job on the eve of my 30th birthday (2 + half years ago) to be a life coach full time. I was living on a Manhattan budget with 4 months savings and no steady clients. I had just started reading about the law of attraction and watching Abraham Hicks videos and I thought if I just believed and wanted it bad enough, everything would fall into place and I would attract everything I needed.  I was so confident that I booked a trip to Vegas before starting my new venture as well as a music festival weekend in Atlanta. It was all going to work out because I wanted it to.

I had it all wrong. By the time I was 2 months in, I was living on oatmeal, eggs, and the Starbucks gift cards my Dad sent me every week.  I found a side job as a host for an event company that paid me under the table. I would shove leftover dinner rolls into my bag and walk 2 miles home instead of paying for the subway. I hardly slept and I was deep in fear.

The crazy part was that fear didn’t so much have to do with not paying the bills as much as it involved the embarrassment of my failing business. I had my sights set so high and was confident in my relaying to everyone how wonderful and prosperous this would be. I saw so many others in my industry boost about making lots of cash and how easy it seemed. I didn’t understand why them and not me. I was disappointed that I wasn’t making a difference and helping people transform; and further, I was frustrated that I wasn’t making a fruitful income like I hoped for.  Eventually, my money ran out and with much defiance yet no other options besides moving in with my parents, I got another Corporate job.

It wasn’t until that role that I started to see my mistakes with manifesting and how I was treating money. And as often as that job didn’t always feel fulfilling, it did support me. And it gave me the security to continue to live in NYC, try things out in my business, and most importantly, take it responsibility and seriously.  It also brought me to my mentor Gabby Bernstein and her Spirit Junkie Masterclass. Eventually, I was able to leave that job and it was because my business had taken on a clear direction, steady following, and the work was becoming too much to manage between both roles. I also learned to value and respect my money, not just plead with the universe to give it to me. There has to be an ebb and flow of giving and receiving, along with a sweet note of gratitude for abundance to really come into our lives.

We all have different journeys and if you’re ready to serve others or start your own business, realize that it will happen in a way that is truly defined and tailored for you.

Here are just a few things I learned along the way:

It’s okay to have high standards. However you have to earn them first! Personally, I just wanted the sweet style of life without taking the time to create the foundation for it to happen upon. The first step is to feel and harness your desires and then backtrack to build the arc to house them. While the coaching work I wanted to do came from a pure, good place, it wasn’t enough to just want to help people, I needed to put in the effort as to how and then embody it. That sets the tone and then more can come from there!

Redefine what success looks like. There are many people with online businesses that showcase more about their earning capacity and high-level opportunities than actually talking about what it is they do to help serve others. And there’s no judgement in that. The thing to realize however is that if you want to have an online business, it doesn’t mean you have to now also be a millionaire. Maybe you’re a stay at home mom and would like to make enough to fun the family vacation or perhaps you actually like your day job and doing acts of service on the side bring you joy. Remember that how other people handle their business is not the way you have to! Focus on the passion aspect first and then you can bring the money aspect in.

Remember why you started. Most often, the reason many of us start a business or become a life coach or healer is because there is a problem that we can help solve. We awakened to it in some way and it drives us to our core until we do something about it. Though somewhere along the way, the whole thing became capitalized and it’s turned more into a money game than a self help phenomena. Trust that you will be supported financially if you love what you do and you’re clear on how you wish to implement it. And you deserve to make as much money as you want or need. I encourage it!

It’s not until you get into a space that you are aligned and confident around finances that you’ll really be able to do the work that you need to do. I had to learn that before I could successfully run my own business, I had to bust through the money stuff so I could feel open and expansive and ready to help others and serve in that oh so big way.

All of this I had to learn on my own, but that doesn’t have to be the case for you. Take time to access how money plays a part in your life and how it holds you back. Do you let it be an excuse that stops you from being great? Or does it limit your potential to express your talents? Whatever the case, I’m happy to know that there are people dedicated now to helping you through the chaos of cash, so you can be happy, at ease, and doing work you love. I mainly have to give it to my home girl, Amanda Frances, who’s Money Mentality Makeover is literally changing the lives of entrepreneurs and giving people permission to live an abundant life while doing really beautiful heart centered work. You can learn all about the program here!  And because I’m so onboard with all of this (and kinda jealous I didn’t have this 3 years ago but you do!) I’m offering my Cosmic Moon Course, launching this Spring, absolutely free! The Moon course gives you the opportunity to learn about how the Moon relates to Astrology, how the cycles work, and even how to apply your new money manifesting skills to New + Full Moon rituals! It’s a 4 week digital program that is so much fun and I’d love to have you onboard!

I’ll leave you with this money meditation, trusting that the clarity, ease, and respect of abundance flows through you naturally, that you allow in the help to elevate higher and to know that all is working out for your highest good.

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So good right? And when you sign up for Amanda’s course, let me know about it too! Email me at danielle@daniellemercurio.com so we can celebrate the next chapter!

Still not sure if the course is right for you? Check out the free training on earning money as a natural extension of your being!  Click here for access!

Holding space for you to have a life and business filled with inspiration, happiness, and most of all love. I know it’s know easy sometimes when all you want to do is help people and there is so much back end, however it can be done. I believe that by sharing my vulnerable moments, it will help you too. xo

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My Journey to finding my Gypsy Glow!

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I am SO thrilled to be a part of the GLOWSCHOOL BLOG TOUR! It’s a movement created by my spirited friend, Dana Gatziolis. I met Dana through Gabrielle Bernstein’s Spirit Junkie Masterclass and to describe her as a Glowing soul doesn’t even do her justice as she goes beyond such! Her story is that of boldness, truth, and sheer bravery. I invite you to read her story and just feel out her radiate energy!

As part of the the blog tour, I was asked to share how I found my Glow and the ways that you too can tap into that infinite luminosity. Coming into my cosmic Gypsy self definitely had it’s awkward and challenging moments, however the freedom and love I feel now makes it all worthwhile.

Read on my glowing friend….

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It’s true when they say that what is destined to be yours will be shown at the most divine timing in our lives. Little glimpses of hope and passion weaved into a story board guided by the underworking of society.

Little did I realize that my first glimpse of what would be my ‘Cosmic Gypsy Glow’ would be recognized at a grocery store near my childhood home in Los Angeles, upon finding a pocket Astrology guide to being a Leo.

I was blessed with the ability to read at the onset of age 4, and though this current literature was more advanced than my usual Dr. Seuss tales, I was able to navigate my way through most text. I read how a Leo was a person that was a bold leader, often theatrical in nature and enjoyed living a lavish and fun lifestyle. I continue to read on about the Leo’s love for travel, good food, and shopping. That they had many friends and loved to party. I started blushing as it went on to add a steady flow of lovers. The more I glossed over the words the more I felt affirmed to why I was here on this earth. With each playful adjective my heart filled with a sense of longing and pride. I loved everything about the independent and fabulous Leo. I loved even more that it was affirmed that when I grew up, I was going to be a Leo!

At just the ripe age of 6 years old, I was lured into the seclusive world of Astrology.
Over the years I continued to read about the Leo persona when I could. Growing up in a Catholic household, the astrology ideology wasn’t exactly welcomed and I kept my hobby hidden. Upon discovering in excitement the New Age or Occult sections at the library or book store, I would camp out and spend hours reading through the captivating celestial text. With every new finding, I was feeling more and more connected to this secret system of the stars.

By the time I reached college, my knowledge and interest in Astrology was at it’s peak. I became the girl at parties that assessed people’s personalities based on their Sun sign and would predict which couple’s relationships had the most staying power. Astrology let me not only be an excelled observer of the world which I was in constant awe of, it allowed me to feel like I had a special talent and a skill set that people could appreciate.

As I transitioned into adulthood, the pressures of society allowed me to lose sight of my passion and precious love for astrology. I became burdened by trying to fit into society’s timeline and boxed myself into a corporate career that wasn’t satisfying my soul. I had lost sight of the lion hearted girl I was and grew more confused as to why I wasn’t becoming the bold Leo leader I was destined to be. The more separated I felt, the less I started to take care of myself and soon I was going down the rabbit hole of using outer addictions to try to suppress my lost soul. I would always pray for a magical change the next day, yet every morning brought the gloom of disappointment. And so as if by habit, I would offer up to God and pray to just make it through the day.

I didn’t know that the freedom and love I desired was just dormant on the other side, waiting for me to realize that the Leo was ready to go and just waiting for permission.

And in the Fall of 2009, a force greater than my own intervened, and with a heavy hand the lion in me roared out and a new glowing light was activated. It was that of the light that was to save me. As I adjusted to the awkward brightness, through partly shielded hands I could see out into my life and realized a new journey was uncovering before me.

It took many months for me to work with this glow. I felt like I was starting all over again, learning how to work with the thoughts that triggered me to the darkness as well as nurturing my heart to keep me going in love. There were moments when I wanted to hide back in my cave and go back to the life I didn’t want yet was all I had come to know. However my light kept me strong. Keep going, it’d whisper gently.

And so I did.

In it’s truest discovery I realized that this glow was my homecoming, a cosmic force to bring me back to my Leo hearted soul. It’s my most authentic connection with a divine force outside of me. It wasn’t the feeling of not being good enough or regrettable or misunderstood. It’s real genuine love. And I came to find that the glowing love I felt was purely me.

Soon after I found modalities such as meditation and mindfulness to keep me in my glow. I learned what it meant to be in the present moment and it was the greatest gift I’d ever been given. I can still remember that instant of my mind, body and soul all syncing together as if it was the most natural thing in the world. I tapped back into new age curiosities such as Astrology and Tarot. I started reading my horoscopes again and it guided me to Kundalini Yoga which expanded my path in a whole new way.

I become inspired to become a teacher of the Kundalini technology, a practice that quite simply cultivates the awareness for us rise up within our own self rite coinciding with the Aquarian Age. It was there I was given the spiritual name ‘Sahej Anand’, which means lioness who finds bliss in the present moment under God and shares that joy with others. I wept in awe at it’s divine meaning and at how well it understood just what I felt called in my soul to do. Just like that day at a grocery store outside of L.A.

The light came at my darkness hour and restored my soul in such a way that I may auto-illuminate that glow throughout the world with the blessing of the cosmos. It is all but my birthright to do so and a true honor. Though the use of astrology, it’s allowed me to guide others to glow too. To see another way. To know there is a way to see out of the dark fear of the unknown.

Your life is but a sacred love story, a reunion of what your soul intended for you and the process of awakening. The more I surrender to my cosmic, glowing Gypsy heart, the more my life feels filled with purpose and a sense of meaning. I never thought I wanted to go the unconventional route and sometimes it feels easier to retreat, however through the consistency of being in this craft, my legacy expands deeper and I know I’m in my truth.

Perhaps you may be wondering how you can tap into a more glowing and luminous self. It’s likely you feel a mix of emotions; excitement, inspiration, confusion, and even fear. Below is my most treasured guidance to set you back on your path:

Be curious about life. To know that it is truly possible to follow your glow and trust that by taking on a more observational and nonjudgmental approach it will enhance further. The main objective is to just begin. Start where you’re at. Ask for guidance. Google it even. You’ll be amazed at the people and opportunities that start to unfold!
Trust that happiness + abundance is your birthright! Above all else, you deserve to be joyous and prosperous. Your soul came here bound with a divine mission and the more you commit to it (as oppose to helping fulfill someone else’s journey), you’ll start to receive all the support and security you need! Ask for complete ease so you can fulfill your path without fear and focus on elevating your desires. Don’t let fear declare bankruptcy on your life and invest in your faith instead!
Clarity comes from taking action! After exploring next steps, it’s time to put them to work! Realize that you may have to try a few different ways until you find your fit. Practice making the space to honor your ideas. Sure, they may not seem practical to a parent or peer, however at the end of the day, it’s not really up to them. If you aren’t sure what lights you, give yourself permission to see what happens. Mishaps are not failures however merely a process of elimination. If you stay true to making yourself a priority, everything you need will start to magically shift into place.
You are so much more than you think you are! Take time to befriend yourself and implement self care. You have a special fit in this cosmic universe and the more you embrace it, the easier life becomes. You’re here on a mission only you can fulfill and deep down you know it’s possible. You wouldn’t be given a dream if you weren’t equipped to play it out! Glow for it.

You truly are meant to freaking GLOW in this life. Trust that there is always another way, a new opportunity… You must simply believe and know that if you truly want it, there will be many miracles and a life filled with pure ease!

Yesterday, Nicole from Body Boop shared her favorite GLOW tips with us, and I’m so psyched to read what Jen Kanipe is sharing tomorrow!
Jump on board this beautiful blog tour, and GLOW with us!

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Also, I highly recommend taking advantage of Dana’s FREE 10-Day Get Glowing Adventure – starting February 1st: 10 days of simple + fun daily challenges + inspiration. Hope to see you there! Let’s GLOW!

The Story of the Urban Gypsy + her Cosmic Elves

There once was a fun loving, fierce and independent woman whom we shall call D…

She traveled cities far and wide spreading laughter and cheer to all those who were near. She mapped out her adventures by that of the stars and trusted what she needed would never be far… Imagination was her gateway and permission to explore, while magic was her drug always giving her more…

And so kept up with the cosmos and in turn they kept her flying. She met other spirited folk on her journey who taught her many more things… such as the art of stillness to calm her dizzying ways, how to pulsate with the good beat to mirror the rhythm of her own heart, and the gift of finding the guru from within. She treasured these sacred councilmen and women and in turn knew the best way to reimburse them was to teach more in turn.

So D took what she had come to find and blended it with that of her soul… and with a brave heart more tales would be told… the illusions of cities still calling to her spirit, she sought out those that would appreciate her dear merit…

And that’s how she found her cosmic crew… the people that were ready for a major breakthrough… they danced and pranced and sought out more than the physical eyes may see so in turn they could live out there wildest dreams…

D realized a transformation was in the midst and she took on the name ‘Urban Gypsy’ with pure and total bliss!  Her mission became her journey, allowing others to feel they were worthy.

And now for this holiday season, she took her cosmic crew and gave them more reason. Crafting up tees to represent this groovy lifestyle and let others rock it out in New Age style. Working hard in the shop for the past few weeks, designing a movement that looked oh so chic!

However the Urban Gypsy and her Cosmic Elves have grown wary and the shop must close, perhaps until January. So in these sacred final hours, snag the signature tee and show off your own Gypsy powers!

Here’s where to go, before the tees are done-zo: https://teespring.com/urbangypsy2

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From Working Corporate to my own Light business!

Six months ago I went from working for someone else, to the ultimate someONE. My new CEO? Why that of the divine source, working in sync with me and what I was ready to offer!

Since the Fall of 2011, I was ready for more. I had fell to my knees two years prior, realizing I had no sense of who I was and spiraling quickly down a rabbit hole. After getting help, I received a more clear understanding of my purpose to guide people so they can feel more satisfied and present in the moment. And now it was time to implement. I received training at the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), met individuals with the same passion and desire to help, and enrolled in Marie Forleo’s B-school to beef up my business savvy ways. During this time I was living in Philadelphia, working as an administrative assistant for a law firm. I knew the role had a shelf life and I was setting myself up for the expiration date.

Then the day came when the firm announced the office was closing and I was offered a transfer to NYC. I was just finalizing my coaching practice and unclear if it was a sign I was ready to go on my own in Philly or take the leap to the world’s biggest metropolis.

I was single and open, so I jumped into a new chapter in NYC. And with that it meant 12 hour days and working weekends as the firm caught up from the move. I was living out of suitcases and cardboard boxes the first 2 months until my parents intervened and helped me unpack.  Some mornings I’d cry when the moment came that I couldn’t hit the snooze again. I’d dread the subway rides where I was pushed and crammed in with other people just as miserable.  People outside the city would comment how exciting it must be and it broke my heart. The first year in the city was a long one and with the hours I was working I saw my coaching dreams slip further and further away.

I knew I had to make a change. I wasn’t experiencing the city or my life for that matter in a way that felt fulfilling. And I couldn’t let go of my coaching dreams. It haunted me regularly. The very fact that I hadn’t moved on from the idea added to it’s value.  So I put in my notice at the law firm and in August of 2013, at the onset of my 30th birthday, I “escaped”.

At that point in time, freedom was not having to go into an office anymore or miss out on events because I was working late. It  now meant having time to develop my business, get speaking gigs, and start working with clients.

Except none of that ever happened. As much as I promoted and hoped, no one wanted to make the investment to work with me or come to my events. Living in midtown Manhattan, my financial resources were burning up quickly and my fear was going into hyperdrive. I tried to keep it all together on the outside but inside I was freaking out.

My life was becoming unmanageable. I had hit rock bottom, yet again.

And just like the last time, with embarrassment and confusion, I needed help. And so three months after my 30th birthday, I found myself back in a cubicle again. Back to the pain at the sound of my alarm and the sadness that washed over me squeezing into the subway car every morning.  For awhile, I resisted hardcore. While I didn’t let my work performance suffer, I resented the new company I was working as an assistant for. I got upset when they made extra demands or an entrepreneurial event came up that I couldn’t go to because of them.

Once again, the same story unfolded and I was miserable and doubting my purpose. I didn’t understand why I was brought to NYC if I was going to struggle and I hated that it felt like I was just coasting through my life. I was constantly reaching my breaking point until one day I decided to surrender.

It was the moment of surrender that brought me to my horoscope that read I should take a Kundalini Yoga class. So I did.

And I fell in love with the practice. They said to keep coming back. And so I did.

Kundalini Yoga taught me to learn to work with the resistance I was feeling, not against it. It allowed me to see my challenges not as set backs but set forths into new ways of doing things. It allowed me to see how I was holding myself back in my resentment and tamper tantrums of not getting my way and instead realize it wasn’t all about me. It was about something far greater, if I could just get myself into a space of trust and patience to receive it.

I was guided to Gabby Bernstein‘s work and enrolled in her Masterclass soon after. I was placed in a community of light workers where we could simply believe and inspire each other. I felt encouraged to explore my other gifts outside of coaching such as Astrology and Tarot. I felt that maybe there was hope for me after all.

So what happened next?  I left my Corporate job in the Spring of 2015 and haven’t looked back since! Here are the top tips I learned to eventually transfer out of my 9-5 and into my light full time!

  1. Your current job is a spiritual experience. When I first started my work with Gabby, I would complain that I was ready to start coaching full time now. Surely, she could understand the passion and desire I felt!  Quite the contrary. She put me in my place and advised that I wasn’t ready. The desire to leave wasn’t enough. Not only did a need a more clear plan in place, I also needed to learn to appreciate the place that was supporting me. She reminded me that I had a responsibility not only to myself but those I’d come to serve one day. I needed to utilize my current job to afford me the opportunities to advance to the next level, such as continuing her Masterclass and receiving my Kundalini Teacher Training. And therefore, I needed to have respect for where I was clocking in. Utilize your current role to give you the benefits you need to build your business in a space of feeling secure. When you try to create a business in lack, you are projecting misguided feelings and agendas. Also set clear boundaries with your place of employment. For me, I was very direct that I would need to leave at 5pm every day. If you are finding that your job is not in alignment with your boundaries, perhaps you need a different job to support you as your make your transition.
  2. Do honor ALL of your talents and gifts. When I first started my business, I was stuck on only life coaching. I was ignoring my passion for Astrology and other spiritual methods. It wasn’t until I decided to share my knowledge of the cosmos that things started to shift. By fully expressing what I had to offer, everything started to blend together and I attracted clients that had been looking for me! By worrying about seeming too “woo woo” I was ignoring the ones that would love it. I now have a range of clients from coaching, astrology, meditation and more. Look at it like a restaurant. If you were only serving one item, you’d bring in some people however limiting those with different cravings. If you expand your menu, you’ll give potential clients more tasty options!
  3. If it’s not a connection, it’s a distraction. When you are transitioning into your own business, there isn’t a ton of time for much else. Choose your activities and free time wisely. Is what you’re engaging in inspiring you further or holding you back? For me, that was dating. I was getting too caught up in going out with guys that didn’t hold the higher vision of my future with me. I realized that unless it was a real supportive connection, it was just a distraction. That is not to say that you can’t have fun and let loose while building a business! However you want to notice when the good times are outweighing the rest and how that may impact your momentum.
  4. Find people that will hold space during your move toward Freedom. Surround yourself with people that will support your new venture. We have a habit of trying to prove or going to people for help that may not understand what’s happening. Being in an atmosphere where you can vent throughout while still staying empowered is so important. Look for people that won’t coddle you but motivate you to stay with it. A business coach/mentor or mastermind community can be wonderful for this!

You have a desire to help people and lead a more fulfilling life. You wouldn’t have made it to the end of this blog otherwise. And you can. It just takes a lot of trust, patience, and a knowing that your mission and purpose is worth waiting for. The more consistently you show up for it every day, the faster it will come to you and the easier it gets.

If you want to discuss further, I’m here for you! Whether it’s clarity around developing your niche and next steps, how to connect with your audience, building confidence or just someone that can relate, I’m here for you! Set up a 20 minute consult here to talk about it!

I can’t do this on my own. Neither can your peers. We need YOU and the unique light you have to bring to the world. Please help yourself and help us in turn. You got this and we’re here for you too!

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COSMIC MOON COURSE!

The Moon is ever so mysterious. Every night it illuminates the sky and creates the rise and fall of our ocean’s tides. Subconsciously, it represents our emotions and personal needs. It is our inner child and spontaneous self. Where the Sun controls the hard and masculine of the earth, the Moon carries our softness and feminine.

Every month there’s buzz about the New Moon or you look up to the sky and see a bright shiny Full Moon. You know there is something to it or perhaps even something you should be doing for it, but what? There are many different resources however it gets pretty overwhelming trying to keep it straight. Perhaps there is another way, an intuitive knowing as to how to best go about the ways of the moon….

I have been following the Moon for quite some time and I’ve learned much in my participatory studies. Unlike the Sun which takes 365 days to move through a rotation, the moon completes it’s cycle in just 28-29 days. Instead of following yearly goals and intentions, we can set monthly ones along the moon’s path. Re-directing our lifestyle in such a way creates more satisfaction and fulfillment in our every day.

The power of the Moon amplifies when we draw in Astrology. The moon sets it’s track through the Zodiac wheel and by comparing which Moon phase is in a particular sign, we can learn how to best operate, manifest and feel throughout our day. We figure out which days are best for abundance and others that are better to retreat and hide out. The combination of Astrology and the Moon phases is a gift that blends the cosmos and science to enhance our state of being and opportunities in life!

So how do the two work together exactly? What does it mean to have a Moon sign and how does that play into the cycles? How can you manifest properly and work best with the energy? It often becomes too much to consider and then it gets ignored or we kind of hope we are doing it right… Know the feeling?

As an astrologist, it is my responsibility to raise awareness of the Moon and how it effects us. I also know it can seem confusing and it’s my intention to share this in a way that is relatable AND memorable! Ready to rock out each New and Full Moon to it’s fullest? Or impress your friends by starting your own Moon circle?

Enter the Moon Magic course!

In this program, we’ll track the moon cycles and connect to them in a way that is simple and makes sense! I’ll lead you through 2 recorded calls with informative PDFs, presentation slides, 2016 Moon phases calendar and guide to leading meditations.. There is also a Facebook group to share Moon intentions, ask questions and hold space for each other. Essentially, participating in this course for one Moon cycle will amplify your manifesting magical powers!

You’ll even receive templates to create your own New Moon & Full Moon circles! This includes sample meditations, music selections and more!

Purchase today at a special lunar rate of $144! Order here.

You can also purchase together with an individual Moon Deep Dive Session for only $222! (price includes course AND 1:1 session). Book your appointment here.

I am OVER THE MOON to start working with you!!

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Schedule & Flow

While below is the suggested schedule, the course can be completely done at your own time! All calls and meditations will be recorded for your convenience.

3/8/2016: New Moon in Pisces + Solar Eclipse

Receive a special meditation recording to implement at the onset of the New Moon. We will also create a sacred space on the Facebook group to share our intentions and utilize the lunar magic to increase our potential for expansion, prosperity and more! Danielle will also perform a personal ritual for everyone in the group for heightened elevation.

3/15/2016, 8:30PM EST: Call #1

Join Danielle for a live call (will be recorded) with Q&A. We will be discussing how the Moon phases work and how they correspond with Astrology. You’ll also learn about your Moon sign and why it’s significant. All information + presentation slides will also be provided via PDF prior to the call.

3/23/2016: Full Moon in Libra + Lunar Eclipse

Receive a special meditation recording on 2/23 to participate in during the Full Moon. Also participate in the Facebook group by offering your intentions and igniting desires by the power of the group collective energy. Danielle will also hold a private ritual for everyone in the group to accelerate their goals and expansion.

3/29/2016, 8:30PM EST: Call #2

Live call with Danielle (will be recorded) with Q&A. You’ll learn why it’s important to create rituals for the New and Full Moon as well as how to best implement journaling and other exercises you can use for your own journey and share with others. Receive the best tools and tips to create your own Moon circles, with templates that include meditations and suggested music. Learn the do’s and don’ts for optimal manifestation!

You can also opt in for the private 1:1 Moon Deep Dive at any time during the month of March or April! To purchase the course with the reading, schedule here.

To purchase the course only for $144, please go here.

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Are you ready to be a Moon Maven? Treat yourself to an amazing educational & enjoyable adventure from a free-spirited teacher that is here to make Astrology relatable, usable and totally fun! Hooray!

Sign up today!! Don’t let another missed opportunity for cosmic connection to pass you by!


Email any questions to danielle@daniellemercurio.com

*course is non-refundable.

Who’s in charge here?

The course is facilitated by Danielle Mercurio, Intuitive Astrologist & self proclaimed Gypsy Dreamer. She believes that the answers we are seeking already exist in the universe and has a way of bringing forth such guidance to reveal your fate. Having a passion for astrology and tarot cards since a young age, she utilizes these cosmic tools to create clarity and awareness for her clients. She has a light-hearted approach, while combining her own intuition and wit, to instruct in an upbeat and engaging way. Danielle is also a transformational coach and Kundalini Yoga & meditation teacher, who encourage individuals to stop playing small, build their confidence and make their dreams a reality!

Click here to schedule a 1:1 reading with Danielle!

Your Mission is to Rock Your Light for the World!

Hungry for change? Do you feel like you’re constantly going back and forth with your business? Hoping for change and never quite seeing progress?

Been there. Done that. Multiple times, my friend.

I knew I had a greater purpose and a bigger mission in life.. the problem was, I could never quite get my footing. I would worry about how I’d make ends meet or who would actually think I was credible enough to help them. I felt alone, trapped and drained. I was literally at my breaking point and ready to give it all up when I found Gabby Bernstein.

I joined her Spirit Junkie Masterclass training and everything changed! From the very instant I signed up, my business and soul felt renewed. Through Gabby’s strategic guidance, I was able to implement the tools and teachings to transition out of my Corporate 9-5 and into my light work full time! I now have a community and following I adore while living out my dreams in ways I couldn’t ever had imagined. I even had the opportunity to apply to be on Gabby’s team and am now one of her referred coaches!

This is no gimmicky or ordinary digital training. Spirit Junkie Masterclass Digital is a transformational deep-dive into what it means (and takes) to be a spiritual leader. It equips you with the tools, knowledge and network you need to catalyze real, sustainable growth as a spiritual leader. The 8-module course is made up of video recordings, audio recordings and typed transcriptions from her live training events. What’s so awesome about the digital training is that you will be catapulted right into the auditorium with her. You will feel the energy of the group and get the best expression of Gabby as a teacher.

The course includes all of this AND my ultra-groovy bonuses!

  • Get step-by-step guidance on how to establish and grow your spiritual business, manifest media for your message and make money online doing what you love.
  • Deepen your own spiritual practice.
  • Get advice and wisdom from leading experts in personal growth and spirituality.
  • Learn how to turn your blog into a business, publish a life-changing book, lead a transformational talk and create digital courses so that you can create passive revenue for your great work.
  • Establish key connections – professional relationships and personal friendships alike – with fellow Spirit Junkie leaders on the private Facebook group and the live comment feed in the training community.
  • Become eligible to join Gabby’s referral network. By participating in the Spirit Junkie Masterclass you have the opportunity to apply to become part of her elite international coaching referral network. (When you receive your Level 1 certification you become eligible to attend the Level 2 course, where you can apply to become a Gabrielle Bernstein coach.) This is the very path I took to be a Gabby Bernstein coach!
  • Join 2 live Q&A calls with Gabby.
  • Have access to an always-fresh, forever relevant program that you can take at your own pace and revisit for a lifetime.
  • Experience the energy and enthusiasm from the live training in the comfort of your own home.
  • Have the option to learn via video, audio, or typed transcripts – whichever format fits your learning style best.

Plus there are special bonuses when you sign up for the training! This includes the Spirit Junkie Business Basics digital program! She created and designed this with her team of business professionals, including lawyers, bookkeepers, CPA’s and insurance brokers. It will give you everything you need to set up the back end of your business: contracts, negotiating tools, insurance information and much more. It also includes 2 free training calls with Gabby and her infamous Bust through your Blocks program! All for free when you sign up for SJMC digital here.

In honor of your commitment to the Spirit Junkie way, I’m offering AMAZING, SUPER FUN BONUSES* WHEN YOU SIGN UP FOR THE MASTERCLASS HERE!!!!!

You’ll get…

30 Minute exclusive Podcast interview w/Gabby Bernstein – I sit down with Gabby to discuss the top tips and tools for transitioning from full time work into a spiritual business.

Spirit Junkie Master Class Planning Session – Create an action and accountability plan to best utilize the program. Held via phone w/Danielle.

Guide to ultilizing Periscope + Peri-Coaching – Receive a jam packed 8-page guide to using the popular app Periscope, as well as access to the Periscope Playground where you will receive opportunities to practice your skills in a safe and supportive environment

Moon Magic Course – Learn the meaning behind the moon cycles, how to manifest properly and create “moon-mentum”, and how it plays into Astrology. This course begins before the onset of the New Moon on 11/10 and runs through the Full Moon on 11/25.

You can get all these bonuses when you sign up here! I will only be offering a limited amount, so go for it today! (please note, program will begin upon purchase and the bonuses will be released on 10/20)

Need more? Here’s the complete breakdown of the course and the plethora of ways it will help your spiritual business!

Module 1: How to Step into Your Purpose.

In module one you will experience Gabrielle’s power-house introduction to the training.  In her introduction Gabrielle shares her personal story of recovering from addiction and transitioning her career to becoming a leader in the world of personal growth. In her story you will recognize your own and step into your purpose.

Module 2: Release Fear and Clear the Path 

It’s likely that you’re quite familiar with your fears and how they block you. You  know how fear keeps you playing small and hiding out in old patterns. This fear no longer serves you. Module 2 guides you to bust through the fear-based blocks that stand in your way of your purpose.

Module 3: Tap into Your Greatest Source of Power. 

In module 3 Gabrielle will guide you to tap into your greatest source of power in your life and in your career. This is the most soulful module in the course. You will be led to tap into your source of inspiration and confidence to take the next right action in your business and in your life.

Module 4: Expand your Repertoire. 

In this module Gabrielle teaches you concrete tools that you can begin to use in your life and your work. In this module you will learn how to lead guided meditations while protecting your own energy. You will also learn the transformational method of Emotional Freedom Technique along with Gabrielle’s Judgement Detox Process.

Module 5: How to Make Money for Your Great Work 

In this module Gabrielle dives deep into her teachings on how to run a successful and abundant business. Gabrielle helps you become unapologetic about your earning capacity and provides you with a concrete pathway to make money in your field. In this module you will learn from one of the world’s leading online marketers, Derek Halpern, on how to turn your ideas into a digital course. This module will give you a quantum shift around your finances and raise your self-worth so that you can raise your net-worth!

Module 6: How to Manifest Media for Your Message.

Gabrielle spent the first five years of her career running a successful PR business. In this module you will experience her passion for publicity mixed with her spiritual faith. You will learn how to create a movement with your message, turn your blog into a business, and massively grow your online following.

Module 7: Be a Public Speaker & Author.

This module will give you the confidence to own your story as a speaker and author. Gabrielle shares how she became a New York Times bestselling author and international speaker. In this module she gives you step-by-step guidance on how to publish a book and share your story through public speaking. The tools in this module can be applied to any writing or speaking platform.

Module 8: How to Turn Your Vision into your Reality.

In this final module Gabrielle shares guidance on the next steps after the training. This final module is what kicks your practice into high gear and gets you into action.


Gabby held a Q & A call last night and had hundreds of people show up for it. If you’d like to listen in, you’ll find it here.

 I’m holding space for you to dive into this truly transformational experience with me! Sign up here and together we’ll witness your dreams come to reality!

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*Bonuses released after purchase confirmation

How Not to Run from Love during Venus Retrograde!

Every day the planets move through the universe, making strides forward and radiating their “essence”. Every planet has a role to play, for example Mars controls our physical actions and Jupiter oversees expansion. The collective energies of the planets work to keep our lives flowing and in order. And just like us, the planets need a little rejuvenation and reassessment too. That’s where retrograde comes in. Most of us shudder at the word, given it’s bad rap from recent Mercury go-arounds, however retrograde doesn’t have to be a negative occurrence and can actually be momentous to our self healing and growth.

On July 25th Venus, the planet of love and passion, will go retrograde until September 6, 2015. If you’re thinking your love life will be doomed during this time, think again! Venus retrograde is an amazing opportunity to mend our hearts and reconnect us to what we truly desire.

Venus doesn’t retrograde very often (roughly every 20 months), however its absolutely fitting that it falls right after the New Moon in Cancer on July 15th. The moon had signified for many a fresh start. Leaving behind what could no longer be carried into the rest of 2015 and while painful for some, knowing it was for the best. Many people left relationships, experienced loss or sought out recovery to deep addictions. The Venus retrograde (starting off in the practical and grounding sign of Virgo before moving back into Leo July 31st) will aid in allowing us to nurture our hearts and maintain that steady motion ahead.

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How can you best maximize the effects of Venus’s retrograde? Below are my top tips for becoming a galactic all-star throughout this phase!

Plan More Downtime

You may be feeling more sensitive during this transit and as such you want to give yourself the space to move through it, as oppose to overloading your schedule and getting frazzled. Create more time for meditation and go to yoga classes. Treat yourself to a massage or mani/pedi. The vibes are all about self care and it’s important to extend love to the beautiful vessel aka your body, that carries your sweet heart.

Find Out what Makes your Heart Sing!

View Venus Retrograde as a call to action! What is it that truly makes your heart beat faster with joy? How is your life currently aligned with your passions? Venus will move back into the sign of Leo at the end of July, asking you to take inventory of your passion projects. If you find that your life isn’t reflecting all it could, it’s time to bring those hidden talents out from under the rug and brush off the dust! Reconnecting with the hobbies you enjoy will make this retrograde a more enjoyable experience and possibly bring about new opportunities once the transit fades out in September.

Redefine your Standards

Whether in a relationship or single, this is a gorgeous time to take a serious look at your standards when it comes to love. How is love aligned in your life currently? Do you view it as expansive and exciting or is it hopeless and settling? Again, this is a time for what it is that YOU want. What does love look like in your life? Feel like? Sound like? Even taste and smell like? (hey now). Make a list of how love could be expressed more fully in your daily routine and then start implementing those items! When you start radiating out love on a regular basis, you’ll attract it right back! Also take a look at where you’ve been subconsciously singling out new love by staying attached to your independence or fixated on a certain way it’s suppose to go. Remember that love in it’s true essence is a feeling, not an object. When you allow yourself to flow in the stream of love, you’ll get back the feelings you desire first and the form will be an afterthought.

Stay Strong.

Our hearts may be more raw and vulnerable during this time, so we may seek comfort in a past relationship (i.e. respond to that late night ‘I miss you’ text from our ex). This is an opportunity to stand up for yourself and hold steady! Giving in to an old hurt will just extend out more confusion and slow down the healing process. Venus retrograde is like an accelerate to releasing our heart’s pains so remain true and take advantage of it’s extra nurturing vibes. Honor the initial decisions you made and sooner rather than later opportunities that are much more true and satisfying will be presented to you!

To learn more about what’s up in the cosmos, subscribe to my YouTube channel for insights on what’s happening in Astrology, in real time. Watch my more recent video here (where I go deeper on the New Moon and Venus Retrograde):

How do you plan to rock out this retrograde? Any fears? Share with me in the comments below! xo