15 Jul

Developing Emotional Intelligence in the Sign of Cancer. With Patricia Kendall.

July 15, 2016

This month the Sun traverses the first water sign of the zodiac, Cancer. Cancer rules our youngest, most fundamental emotions, which are imprinted during our early years. Cancer rules our unconscious emotional memory, our pre-verbal emotional intuition and intelligence, and our private inner experience of life. Representatives of the Cancer archetype include the protective and nurturing Mother, and the sensitive and vulnerable Infant. Our bodies are containers for our emotions, which in turn affect our physical and mental health and well-being. Yet emotions are often considered unimportant, or ignored, even denied and suppressed. However they are an important part of our human experience. They are the source of, or give rise to our unconscious automatic responses and behaviors. Special guest Patricia Kendall, Ph.D. is a psychotherapist, an Accredited Journey Practitioner, and Licensed Spiritual Health Coach. She describes emotions for us, how they work, and using them healthily.

Pat KendallPatricia Kendall, Ph.D., LSHC, is a psychotherapist, Accredited Journey Practitioner, and Licensed Spiritual Health Coach. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, but her practice extends all over the world. For over 20 years, Pat has been facilitating clients in doing deep inner work to let go of the root causes of the pain in their life and clear out blocks to physical and emotional healing. Her LifePath CD Series focuses on teaching vital, stress-reducing life skills we never learned in school: how to feel an emotion healthily; how to change a behavior gently and swiftly; how to recognize and shift unhealthy patterns of thought; and, in her deep meditation CDs, how to move effectively and easily with the current of our life. You can read Pat’s articles and find out more about her CDs and eBook on her web site lifepathconsulting.com. She is available for consultations and can be reached at PatKendall@LifePathConsulting.com.

 

15 Jun

Gemini: Bridging Connections and Navigating Changes with Retrograde Mercury. With Gray Crawford.

June 15, 2016

As the first air sign of the zodiac, Gemini helps us engage the mind, create connections with others, and adapt to change. It’s planetary ruler, Mercury, is the messenger and communicator, the trickster and the psychopomp. He is the god of thresholds and passages, bridging spaces in our mental and physical landscapes, our spiritual tour guide on our journey through life.

When the fast moving planet Mercury stations retrograde, he invites us to slow down, turn our awareness inward, and receive his communications and insights. If we take the time to listen, Mercury helps us navigate our world, adapt, and move forward productively in the long run.

Special guest soul-centered astrologer Gray Crawford describes archetypal Mercury for us, sharing stories from Greco-Roman mythology. He explains the Mercury retrograde cycle, its symbolic meaning, and guides us through the Mercury retrogrades we experience this year.

GrayCrawfordGray Crawford is a soul-centered astrologer, teacher, and social worker living in Olympia, Washington. Gray learned Evolutionary Astrology from Jeffrey Wolf Green, and more recently has been engaged in the study of Hellenistic Astrology with Demetra George, Chris Brennan, and others. Gray synthesizes modern and traditional approaches to astrology with an approach that resonates with the work of Carl Jung. Gray utilizes astrology to help clients uncover essential aspects of Self, liberate themselves from past patterns of limitation, and live the life they envision for themselves to a greater extent.

Gray regularly posts astrology articles on special topics and current transits on his website graycrawford.net. Gray’s astrology writing has been published in the Journal of Evolutionary Astrology. He speaks publicly on astrology in the Pacific Northwest. He is available for consultations and can be reached at consultation@graycrawford.net.

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15 May

Shamanic Astrology: Connecting the Earth to the Sky. With Daniel Giamario.

May 15, 2016

The sign of Taurus is associated with many archetypal and mythological figures, including Gaia, the Earth Herself. Attuning to the natural rhythms and seasons on Earth, and celestial cycles in the night sky are Taurean practices in Shamanic Astrology.

Practitioners of this modern form of astrology directly experience the movements of the constellations and planets with their own senses. Just as our ancient ancestors, they view the heavens without the aid of technology, connected to the earth beneath their feet. Through ceremony the practitioner participates in planetary and seasonal cycles. The myths and stories associated with the planets and constellations above come alive and provide personal meaning to enrich our lives. The ancient adage “As above, so below, as within, so without” becomes a tangible, organic reality.

Hear our special guest, Daniel Giamario, creator of the Shamanic Astrology Paradigm, tell us about this earth-centered, participatory, spiritual practice.

DanielGiamarioDaniel Giamario is the creator of the Shamanic Astrology Paradigm and Director of the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School. He has an academic background in Comparative Philosophy and Religion, teaches meditation, and travels the world extensively.

Daniel learned astrology in the late 1960s and was part of Dane Rudhyar’s humanistic astrology movement in the 1970s. After a vision quest experience on Mount Shasta in 1981 his astrological vision and spiritual path became more Earth centered and a shamanically oriented astrology was born. For many years, his specialty has been connecting astrology to the night sky at secluded locations and sacred sites in an “As Above So Below” direct experience. He has been a full time astrological consultant since 1984.

Daniel has written The Shamanic Astrology Handbook and numerous articles. He appears on radio and television shows. Daniel is available for personal and phone consultations, lectures and workshops. His website is shamanicastrology.com.

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12 Apr

Inclusion:Exclusion – Our Way of Life? With Eric Francis.

April 15, 2016

How did we get this way? Have we ever valued collaboration over conflict? Or, is this the only story we know ~ one of competition, discrimination and the overpowering of others ‘less worthy’? Could our preferred, inter-relational and environmental, expressions of violence and abuse, become our legacy? Join me and my guest, Eric Francis Coppolino, of Planet Waves, to investigate humanity’s deeply-seeded exclusionary and inclusionary behavior patterns. We’ll probe the status quo of the (in)discriminate dismissal of individual human rights (based on gender, race, culture, nationalism, religious beliefs, body type…). We’ll look to Eris and Chiron to help us unravel the symbolism of this – one of humanity’s current lessons.

eric francisEric Francis Coppolino is the editor of Planet Waves and host of Planet Waves FM. He entered the astrology field in the early days of the Internet, after a long career as an investigative journalist covering environmental fraud and mass poisoning incidents. “I was in search of work that had more human contact,” he says of that evolution. Morphing the investigative ethos of his reporting career with the softer, introspective journey of astrology, he has created a new genre of journalism that follows both news, celestial events and inner movement as one idea. His weekly and monthly horoscopes are published by Marie Claire, the Omega Institute and Chronogram magazine.

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15 Mar

Pisces: Oneness and the Universal Womb. With Maurice Fernandez.

March 15, 2016

The flowing, transcendent water sign of Pisces is the final sign of the zodiac. It marks our return to the timeless realm of the Universal Womb of Oneness, from which we are reborn into this world once again as individuated souls. Our guest Maurice Fernandez is the author of Neptune, the 12th House, and Pisces. His book is being re-released as an updated edition in 2016. In his book Maurice provides a groundbreaking perspective on this most misunderstood archetype of the zodiac.

The 14 year transit of Neptune in its own sign of Pisces brings us closer to nature in its raw form, untouched by human intervention and contrivances. We find ourselves influenced by forces greater than us which we cannot control, such as earthquakes and tsunamis, and are confronted with environmental disasters. Connecting to the purer and simpler forms of the natural world gives us a greater appreciation of life, personally and collectively. Pisces’ global connection to life brings us true happiness.

MauriceFernandez2015Maurice Fernandez, author of the books Neptune, the 12th House, and Pisces (2016 Edition), and Astrology and the Evolution of Consciousness—Volume One, is a leading Evolutionary Astrology counselor and teacher, currently based in Hawaii. Maurice also serves as the president of OPA, the Organization of Professional Astrology, and introduced the ISAR Astrology organization to Israel. He directs a correspondence certification program and organizes spiritual retreats in sacred places around the world—combining astrology, Kundalini Yoga, and health consciousness. He is also the organizer of The River of Stars astrology conference (2011 & 2015). Maurice’s approach to astrology is heart-centered, holistic and spiritual. He comes from the notion that to properly interpret star knowledge and soul consciousness, we need to address the human experience as a whole. Visit his website at www.mauricefernandez.com. You can also find Maurice on Facebook.

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15 Feb

The Future of Astrology. With Jessica Adams, Victor Olliver, and Joanne Madeleine Moore.

February 15, 2016

What does the future hold for this cosmically inspired, brilliantly conceived, ancient language? Will upcoming major transits promote or diminish its validity, popularity and usefulness? Are there any unresolved astrology or astrologer issues being projected into the public, which could create trust issues for the profession or its professionals? Can we anticipate having this universal wisdom become an integral part of how corporations and governments perceive their roles in society and conduct themselves? What about innovatively utilizing the entertainment and multi-media industries as launch pads for sharing this body of knowledge? Join my three fabulously renowned international astrologer guests, Jessica Adams, Joanne Madeline Moore, and Victor Olliver, as they glimpse into the future and explore the world’s greatest gift to achieving self-awareness and individuation. A S T R O L O G Y truly addresses The Theory of Everything !!!

JessicaAdams2015Jessica Adams began her Astrology career as an astrologer at Elle and Vogue magazines. She is a Contributing Editor at Cosmopolitan magazine in England, and the astrologer for The Australian Women’s Weekly in Melbourne and the British website Get The Gloss. Her series Handbag Horoscopes was published worldwide. She also wrote a fashion astrology column for Bloomingdales in New York. Her books include Essential Astrology For Women. Her website jessicaadams.com draws 1 million unique visitors every year. It contains services such as the Eastern Astrology forecast Chinascopes and her divination tool The Astrology Oracle. As of April 2015, Jessica’s website was in the Top 20 astrology sites globally (Alexa). Jessica graduated with a Bachelor of Arts specializing in Religious Studies, Ancient Civilizations and Philosophy from the University of Tasmania, Australia. She is listed on the Tasmanian Government’s index of Significant Tasmanian Women and is in The Who’s Who of Australian Women.

Joanne Madeline MooreBorn with Uranus on the Midheaven and Jupiter rising, Joanne Madeline Moore spent her teenage years working as an actress in Australian film, television and theatre. She was then bitten by the travel bug and decamped to foreign shores where she studied macrobiotics and shiatsu in London; meditated at Stonehenge; explored the medinas of Marrakech; lived with gypsy poets in the caves above Granada, Spain; and was blessed by a Balian priest during a lunar eclipse at Kalibukbuk, Indonesia. But the astrology muse kept calling … Joanne has a Practitioner’s Certificate, from the Federation of Australian Astrologers, and a BA degree in journalism from Deakin University, Australia. She has been a professional astrologer and writer since 1994 and her daily, weekly and yearly horoscopes are currently syndicated in over 30 newspapers and magazines in Canada, the United Kingdom, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the South Pacific. Her weekly, monthly and yearly horoscopes are at www.BohoAstro.com.

Victor OlliverVictor Olliver is the editor of The Astrological Journal, published by the Astrological Association in the UK since 1959, and the astrologer-columnist of The Lady society magazine – he was appointed its first stargazer in its 125-year history in 2011. His 2015 article triggered a national media storm in response to his interview with the astrology-supporting Member of Parliament David Tredinnick. Winner of two UK Periodical Publishers Association awards for his celebrity and travel magazine journalism, Victor has written and edited for numerous international publications including Mirror Group, the Daily Mail company, Marie Claire, and Australia Women’s Weekly. He has a distinction diploma in natal and mundane astrology from UK’s Mayo School, and is the author of the annual Lifesurfing forecasting book. He has a small clientele of business, theatrical and political figures as a consultant astrologer, and specializes in Western tropical methodologies, forecasting and event analysis.

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15 Jan

Scarcity and Abundance. With Jessica Murray.

January 15, 2016

If you only had to change 1 thing, to be happier and healthier, would you?
Astrology historian and social commentator, Jessica Murray, and show host Janey McCarthy, have a suggestion.

Start perceiving your world, your relationships, and yourself, as a place and a source, of Abundance instead of Scarcity! Once and for all discard that false Man-made lens of ‘not-enough-ness’.

Because… IF your perceptions control your behaviors, and your consequent thoughts can take form with conscious intention and attention, then why not shift your senses toward Abundance instead of Scarcity and change your life’s experience forever.
Discover what changes, when everything becomes an opportunity.

Jessica MurrayJessica Murray has been practicing astrology in San Francisco for forty years. After graduating from Brown University in psychology, fine arts and linguistics, Jessica toured with a women’s theatre before moving west in 1975, where a study of Carl Jung led her to astrology. Her website, MotherSky.com, offers topical blogs, a monthly Skywatch, lectures and webinars. She is the author of Soul-Sick Nation and At the Crossroads, and a contributor to the anthology Transpersonal Astrology. Her articles appear in the online magazines Reality Sandwich and DaykeeperJournal.com and are frequently featured in The Mountain Astrologer.

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15 Dec

Sagittarius: Speaker of Spiritual Truth. With Gahl Eden Sasson.

December 15, 2015

The Moon is in Sagittarius as we record this show, and soon the Sun will enter this uplifting mutable fire sign. Archetypal Sagittarius is the philosopher and sage, the world traveler and adventurer, and the freedom-loving gypsy and wanderer. Hear our guest Gahl Eden Sasson, international author, teacher, astrologer and expert on the Kabbalah, describe this optimistic sign and its quest for greater meaning in life.

Sagittarius helps us move from the dark, emotion-centered energy of Scorpio deeper into the shortening days of winter, culminating with the darkest day of the year at the Winter Solstice when the Sun moves into the sign of Capricorn. Gahl explains how Sagittarius gives us the antidote to darkness, and with its fire and light illuminates this darkest part of the yearly cycle.

With Saturn’s recent ingress into Sagittarius, we have nearly three years to learn the lessons Saturn wishes to teach us through Sagittarius: live in Truth, walk our talk, and manifest our vision.

Gahl SassonAn established author and teacher, Gahl Sasson has been giving workshops on the Kabbalah, Astrology, and Mysticism around the globe for over 15 years. His first book, A Wish Can Change Your Life, has been translated into over eight languages and is endorsed by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. His latest work, Cosmic Navigator – Design Your Destiny Using Astrology and Kabbalah, is the essential reference guide to understanding your astrological makeup.

Gahl is a contributor to the Huffington Post, Astrology.com, and Infinite Quest. He has been named “Los Angeles’ Best Astrologer” by W Magazine. His encyclopedic knowledge and charismatic presence have also made him a sought-after guest speaker. Gahl teaches at Esalen, the Omega Institute, and the Open Center in NYC. He has appeared on CNN, ABC News, KTLA-TV Los Angeles. He currently resides in Los Angeles, and tours regularly throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. He can be reached through his web site at www.CosmicNavigator.com.

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15 Nov

Scorpio: The Soul’s View. With Mark Borax.

November 15, 2015

Mark Borax, Soul Level Astrologer, masterfully describes the often vilified and misunderstood water sign of Scorpio. Mark explains how Scorpio’s greatest desire is to connect us to our Soul: our authentic core nature that accompanies us through all our life times. Our ego-identified self forgets our true nature, and keeps us separated from experiencing genuine Love.

Mark insists Scorpio’s pure and natural desire to physically, emotionally and spiritually express love from our Soul has been grossly distorted in our culture, in our communication and entertainment industries. Even the astrological community is all too focused on the darker manifestations of Scorpio and ignores its life-giving and regenerative forces. Mark tells us how, like the archetypal Hero, we can face our fears and shadows, and experience the ‘death’ of our ego-identified self. He inspires us to look beyond illusory falsehoods, and connect with this primal, transformative energy so we can ‘love our lives out.’

MarkBoraxMark Borax has been a nomadic poet his whole life. In the late seventies he traveled the U.S. and Canada performing and selling his poetry. In the mid-eighties Mark was befriended by his adolescent idol, writer Ray Bradbury, who became his literary godfather, believing in Mark’s writing when Mark had fallen into doubt. Mark was part of the original mystery school that visionary astrologer Ellias Lonsdale founded in California’s Santa Cruz Mountains in the 1980s. In 1987 Mark created Soul Level Astrology, which uses the birth chart as a window to the soul. Since then he has helped thousands of people with their soul purpose. In 2008 Frog Books and Random House co-published Mark’s first book, 2012: Crossing the Bridge to the Future, now a bestseller. It describes Mark’s seven-year apprenticeship with Ellias Lonsdale. Mark’s web site is www.markborax.com. He is available for soul level astrology sessions, speaking and book signings. He can be contacted by email at mborax@gmail.com.

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01 Oct

Libra in Partnership: Blending Astrology, Psychology and Authorship. With Hadley Fitzgerald, MA, LMFT, and Judith Harte, PhD, MFT

October 8, 2015

Currently the Sun is in Libra, and Mercury is moving retrograde through this cardinal air sign, focusing our thoughts and attention on how we relate to others. In this show we explore the Libra themes of relationships and cooperation, partnerships and collaboration, with astrologers and psychotherapists Hadley Fitzgerald and Judith Harte, co-authors of Images of Soul, Reimagining Astrology. Hear about their decades-long friendship and professional partnership, their individual perspectives and approaches to astrology and therapeutic practice, and how they came together to create their recently published book. Using the metaphor of the ‘acorn theory’ posited by archetypal psychologist James Hillman, Fitzgerald and Harte describe the horoscope as analogous to an acorn, which contains one’s unique soul code with a mysterious timepiece all its own. Astrology and psychotherapy inform and complement one another, helping us evolve in the direction of our own life’s calling.

FitzgeraldHadley Fitzgerald, MA, LMFT, has been a licensed psychotherapist almost as long as she’s been an astrologer. She is co-author with Judith Harte of Images of Soul: Reimagining Astrology, and the author of the Psychological Astrology section of Under One Sky by Rafael Nasser. A free-lance writer for more than 25 years, she loves what emerges in the process of writing both poetry and prose. An online educator, she is currently integrating images, poetry, and various methods of self-reflection in the teaching of Astrology & Family Systems Therapy to 40 post-graduate students in Beijing, China. Hadley has a certificate of training in Ecopsychology from the Institute for Cultural Change and is a Certified Tarotpy® Practitioner. She provides astrological consultations for colleagues in the helping professions to help them enhance their work with their clients. Hadley lives and works in the Los Angeles area and can be reached at 818-783-3891. Her web site is www.HadleyFitzgerald.com.

HarteJudith Harte, PhD, MFT, has been an archetypal astrologer and licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Westwood and Studio City, California for over three decades. She interned as a rape crisis counselor and death and dying counselor. During her graduate work at Westwood California’s International College, Judith encountered Jungian Analyst Dr. Barry Miller. Under his guidance she wrote her doctoral dissertation, An Imaginal Approach to Astrological Psychology. This dissertation, in part, became the foundation for the recently published book Images of Soul: Reimagining Astrology, co-authored and edited by long-time friend and colleague Hadley Fitzgerald. Judith works with client populations ranging from blue collar to members of the Hollywood film community. Her clay sculptures have been shown in three Mirrors of Your Mind exhibits, sponsored by The Los Angeles County Psychological Association. She can be reached at 310-281-7991. Her web site and blog are at www.Imagesofsoul.com.