The Hum and the Holler
By Corina Dross and Jocelyn Mosser
Artists, healers, witches, and sisters Jo Mosser and Corina Dross of Abacus Corvus offer this monthly podcast (with bonus astro weather reports every New Moon) to accompany our yearly calendar. This year's calendar, Beloved Stranger, is all about encountering the unknown and unknowable in ourselves and others. Read the fables here: abacuscorvus.com/fables. Then listen to our episodes every third Sunday of the month. We want to hear your voice on our podcast this year! Follow us on Instagram to find out how: @abacuscorvus (and individually @jocelyncorvus and @corinadross).
Season Two, 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.
January 24, 2022
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.
January 01, 2022
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!
December 13, 2021
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!
December 04, 2021
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
November 25, 2021
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.
November 03, 2021
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.
October 14, 2021
The Hum: Astro Weather - Libra New Moon
This upcoming month should be interesting—we've got four planets turning direct and a few pretty packed lunations. Joy, nihilism, party atmosphere, reconciling with our own shadow sides—a little something everyone.
October 06, 2021
The Hum and The Holler - Episode Nine: Gather the Needful
We're walking toward winter and gathering all the unexpected joy we can cram into our mouths along the way. Check out Caroline Dooner's The F*ck It Diet here.
September 13, 2021
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.
September 06, 2021
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.
August 18, 2021
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.
August 05, 2021
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.
July 21, 2021
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.
July 09, 2021
The Hum: Astro Weather - Gemini New Moon
Y'all, this month is a lot! An eclipse, Mercury AND Jupiter retrograde, and the 2nd square between Saturn and Uranus. Yipes! But don't freak out, The Hum has some practical tips for navigating an astrologically wild time without panicking.
June 09, 2021
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!
June 04, 2021
The Hum: Astro Weather - Taurus New Moon
This month brings big shifts, including Jupiter moving into Pisces and a Lunar Eclipse on May 26th! Check out some tips for handling the weather. For more astro insights, follow Corina @corinadross or check out flaxandgold.com.
May 10, 2021
Episode 05 - The Hum and the Holler - May 2021
This month, Jo and Corina wax lyrical on lullabies, being together, being apart, and how to be in a body.
May 09, 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.
April 11, 2021
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. Links to resources mentioned in the podcast: Lecture on Nothing My Grandmother's Hands
April 06, 2021
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: flaxandgold.com patreon.com/corinadross @corinadross
March 12, 2021
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! Links mentioned: www.abacuscorvus.com instagram.com/abacuscorvus Jessica Lanyadoo's episode on QAnon: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/190-qanon-hot-take-with-abbie-richards/id1422483488?i=100051048196
March 07, 2021
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: flaxandgold.com @corinadross on Instagram For ad-free versions of this podcast: patreon.com/corinadross (astrology) patreon.com/abacuscorvus (art + magic)
February 12, 2021
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: Sonya Renee Taylor resources and @sonyareneetaylor on Instagram The Seventh Dragon: The Riddle of Equal Temperament, by Anita Sullivan And you can find us at: abacuscorvus.com patreon.com/abacuscorvus flaxandgold.com linktr.ee/corinadross (for classes and workshops) @abacuscorvus on Instagram
February 07, 2021
The Hum: Astro Weather - Capricorn New Moon 2021
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 first episode takes us from the Capricorn New Moon of January 12th, 2021 up to the Aquarius New Moon of February 11th—we'll begin with that New Moon next month. For more astro insight: flaxandgold.com @corinadross on Instagram For ad-free versions of this podcast: patreon.com/corinadross (astrology) patreon.com/abacuscorvus (art, magic, astrology)
January 15, 2021
Episode 01: A Hush Holds - January 2021
Welcome to our first episode! Every 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. Our first episode dives into the artwork and words of January 2021: A Hush Holds. We get into how to work with winter magic and the mysteries of the nervous system. Stay tuned later today for an astrological forecast that will take you from New Moon to New Moon, starting with the Capricorn New Moon of January 12th. Links mentioned in the show: abacuscorvus.com patreon.com/abacuscorvus flaxandgold.com linktr.ee/corinadross (for classes and workshops) and you can find us @abacuscorvus on Instagram
January 15, 2021