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S4, E13: Season Finale; Queen of Scorpio; Honoring of Bjork and Georgia O'Keeffe; Scorpio Panel w/ Jerico Mandybur, Pavanjeet, and Alia Walston
Well cousins, my black nail polish is beginning to chip off, so y’all know that means. We are coming towards the close of Scorpio season. And what a ride it’s been. Today, for our season 4 finale, we have a potent and powerful episode.
We will be honoring the life of our Final 2 Scorpio Queens. You all voted on the instagram for the show and we have narrowed it down to: Bjork our fiercely passionate and intensely transformative Icelandic Queen who travels to the depths of human emotion. And Georgia O'Keeffe our deeply mysterious and alluring “Mother of Modernism” who honored Death by uncovering the beauty of nature’s regenerative power.
Then, enjoy a deeply rich and heartfelt conversation with our first ever Scorpio Panel. On this panel we have:
Jerico Mandybur, author of the Neo Tarot, the host of the “Self Service” podcast and the editorial director of Girlboss based in Los Angeles.
Alia Walston, an intuitive channeler based in Chicago who helps to transmute pain into empowerment.
Pavanjeet, a Kundalini Yoga teacher based in Boulder, Colorado who consults the current astrological transits when teaching.
In our conversation we go deep, we talk about:
-Why Scorpio’s wear all black (or all white)
-Pluto in Capricorn
-Scorpio’s Connection between Fear + Sexuality
-Scorpio’s and Celibacy
-Learning to be Vulnerable in Relationships
-Romanticizing the Lower Incarnations of Scorpio
-The Polarity of Scorpio + Taurus
-An in-depth celebration of both Bjork + Georgia O’Keeffe
|Nov 15, 2018|
S4, E12: Understanding Pluto; Honoring of Ruth Gordon, Hillary Clinton, Peaches, and Ciara; Interview with Weston of Root Lock Radio
We’ve got a very special episode for you this week, as always, I’ll update you a bit on the current transits. There’s a lot of movement and big shifts happening this week y’all. So we will get into:
1. Nodes of Fate moving into Cancer/Capricorn polarity
2. Jupiter entering Sagittarius
3. Uranus moving back into Aries
Then, enjoy a deep exploration of Pluto, the planet of transformation, Sorpio's ruling planet. We will talk in-depth about each generation from Pluto in Aries all the way to Pisces, with an extra emphasis on Pluto in Capricorn. You will walk away from this episode understanding how Pluto imparts its own special wisdom upon the human psyche.
Then I will update you on 'Queen of Scorpio.' We are down to our Scorpio Great 8. We also honor the lives of Scorpio queens Hillary Clinton, Ruth Gordon, Peaches, and Ciara.
And then finally, to round out this deeply transformative episode, we sit down with Scorpio tarot reader Weston of Root Lock Radio. (Here is a link to Weston's IG) And in our conversation we go in deep. We talk about how mental health counseling and tarot intersect. Weston shares which minor arcana cards in the tarot feel the most Scorpio, how finding out Hillary Clinton was a Scorpio brought him great comfort, and why Libra Is the most mysterious sign to a Scorpio.
|Nov 07, 2018|
S4, E11: Halloween Meditation; Honoring of Grace Kelly, KD Lang, Tracee Ellis Ross; Interview w/ Madre Jaguar
Hey Cousins! Happy Halloween. Happy Samhain! Happy Day of the Dead. Happy Witches New Year! All of it. I am so stoked that it lined up for us to gather on this day, if you are listening live October 31, 2018. This is a very special time of year, and I think a lot of us in the astrology community and esoteric community really feel connected to this time of year, because it is all about going into the depths, the subconscious, exploring our shadows, and honoring death and rebirth and the cycles of nature and life. And this is exactly what we do in an astrology practice. By honoring the cycles of the planets, we tune into the expansiveness of our souls. And so thanks for being here today.
On this week’s episode, we will have a special Halloween meditation with a pumpkin theme. Then, I will update you on the transits for this week. We have quite a lot of movement happening in the sky, and some big build up for shifts. Next, I update you on the 'Queen of Scorpio tournament' we have going on. And we’ll honor the life of Scorpio's Grace Kelly, KD Lang, and Tracee Ellis Ross.
And then finally, we’ll round out our time, with an incredible interview with Madre Jaguar, a shamanic reiki practitioner, a medicine woman, birth doula, and the founder and curator of LA’s very own, Mystic Bazaar. Jaguar is a Scorpio sun and is serving us some mad Scorpio high-vibes. And so we talk about death, rebirth, transformation, angel numbers, cocoa ceremonies, and how Scorpio connects to the earth.
|Oct 31, 2018|
S4, E10: Understanding Soul-Centered Scorpio; Scorpio-Taurus Polarity; Minnie Riperton's Birth Chart
On this week’s episode, we go deep into the dark waters of Scorpio, talking all things Scorpio. We explore the Fixed Earth - Fixed Water polarity of Taurus and Scorpio. Also, enjoy a guided meditation that connections to the energy of the Sacral Chakra region and Scorpio. Then, I announce the 16 queens selected for the 'Queen of Scorpio' tournament. And finally, we round this episode off by honoring the life of legendary Scorpio Nightingale Minnie Riperton. Check out this video and lyrics to "Reasons" and feel into the Scorpio high-vibe.
|Oct 26, 2018|
Season 4, Episode 9: Queen of Libra; bell hooks’ Birth Chart; Amma’s Birth Chart; Libra Panel
On this week’s episode, first enjoy a guided meditation with the sounds of India.Arie’s song “Let it Go” from her ‘SongVersations: Medicine’ album. I mention in this episode that I have been playing this entire album in the morning as a meditation during Libra Season, and I highly recommend it. You can purchase it on iTunes or play it on Spotify.
Then, we explore the birth charts of our Final Two Libra Queen’s: bell hooks and Amma. Bell hooks is a feminist author who demystifies contentious concepts and turns social justice ideology into common sense in a way that makes room for inclusion regardless of your background. And Amma is a Hindu spiritual leader and guru ho is revered as a saint by her followers, and has hugged over 33 million people and counting. Then of course, we talk the soul-centered traits of Libra, and we crown one of these two women, our first ever, ‘Queen of Libra.'
And then finally, we end with a panel. And this Libra Panel is super hype, you don’t wanna miss it! Especially if you consider Libra as passive. These three powerhouse women bring us a hardrock fierce punk energy to Libra. And to-be-sure opened my mind and heart, as they shed light to complexities of Libra, and the balancing act of dark and light, shadow and higher-self.
On the panel we have Genesy Rogers, @blaksoil, an Astrologer based out of Florida and a holistic health and lifestyle influencer. SATE, @stateofsate, a Toronto based witchy, dirty rock roller devoted to carrying the torch passed down from rock n roll elders. And Jasmie Watson, @mallgoth_mallgrab, a multi-instrumentalist and dog walker based out of Oakland, CA.
In this conversation we talk about:
|Oct 18, 2018|
Season 4, Episode 8: Guided Meditation for Relationship Healing; Understanding Relationships + Astrology; Interview with husbands Brandon Alter + Angel Lopez of 'The Spiritual Gayz'
In honor of Libra season, and Libra’s connection to interpersonal relationships, we start off with a guided meditation to bring healing to your relationships. Then, we are blessed with the sounds of India.Arie’s “Light of the Holy Spirit.”
Then, we talk about relationships in astrology. How do the signs line up with one another elementally? And so we will be talking about the four elements and how knowing the element of another can deepen your understanding and bring healing to your relationships.
Then, I update you on the Queen of Libra. We are down to the Final Four Libra Queens!
And then to round off this heartfelt, intimate episode off, we will be sitting down with a married couple, husbands, Brandon Alter and Angel Lopez, who are both incredible astrologers, healers, and mystics based out of Los Angeles. And they collaborate as the co-hosts to the podcast “the spiritual gayz” which is a twice-monthly podcast dedicated to exploring the wide reaches of spirituality without pretending it all makes sense. In our conversation we talk about:
-The Libra New Moon
-Individuality within relationships
-Taurus North Node
-Building Queer Community
-The Seven of Swords in the Tarot
-Intersection of Film + Astrology
-Dating with a shared Astrology Vocabulary
-Aries + Aquarius Relationship
-Cancer Moon + Capricorn Moon Relationship
-The Spirit Room: Dedicating a room in your house to ritual
-What a Queer Spiritual Wedding feels like
-Venus is in Retrograde
-Jupiter in Scorpio/Sagittarius.
-Collaboration with your Partner
-‘The Spiritual Gayz’ Podcast
-Pets, Astrology, and living with a Leo Dog
-Brandonna Summer: Brandon’s drag persona
-Their pick for ‘Queen of Libra'
-Why Aries is more likely to grocery shop before Aquarius
-Why Scorpio + Capricorn are the Zodiac’s Power Couple
|Oct 10, 2018|
Season 4, Episode 7: Understanding Libra; India.Arie's Birth Chart; Interview w/ Sarah Jane Chapman
It's October and we are right in the heart of Libra Season! Today on the show, we are going to be diving deep into the archetype of Soul-Centered Libra: Libra’s evolution through aries, it’s polar sign. Libra as an interpersonal air sign, cardinal air, and it;s connection to Venus. And pretty much anything else you ever wanted to know about Libra.
Then, we honor the great soul singer India.Arie (Libra Sun, Virgo Moon, Sagittarius Rising) Today is India's brithday/Solar Return! And so what better way to spend October 3, than honoring this incredible human’s life. India, who is a part of our 'Queen of Libra' tournmanet, is a listener of the 'Cosmic Cousins' and a patreon supporter, and she has graciously given permssion for us to play the full length of songs from her SongVersation album. These songs are so soul-centered, and they are really gonna help us more deeply understand Libra. So, thank you India! Happy birthday from all of us! Click here for India's SoulBird website.
And then finally, to round out this very heart-centered, self-care episode, we sit down with the incredible Sarah Jane Chapman, double Libra (Sun and Rising), a Tennessee based massage therapist, mediation and yoga teacher who works with individuals in recovery. In our conversation, we talk about the Intersection of Energy and body work, Libra’s connection to the Sacral Chakra, recovery from eating disordering, and more. We also are so blessed because we get to experience a body meta loving kindness meditation from Sarah Jane. And so lots to look forward to! I hope you enjoy!
|Oct 03, 2018|
Season 4, Episode 6: Libra Season; Guided Meditation; Dizzy Gillespie's Birth Chart; Interview w/ Summer Minerva
Happy Libra Season!
Libra rules over partnerships, the sunset, and balance, and so we go into all of that and more on this episode! I also lead you through a Libra guided meditation, in which we make contact with the Kidneys (the part of the body that Libra rules over).
We also honor the life of the great jazz musician, Libra Legend, Dizzy Gillespie. Dizzy added layers of harmonic and rhythmic complexity previously unheard in jazz, giving us the harmony in disharmony and beauty of a true Libra through innovation and also through his own style. His combination of musicianship with his showmanship is what made him a Libra Legend.
I also announce the 16 Queens selected to be a part of the 'Queen of Libra.'
And then finally, to round off this charming Libra episode off, we sit down with my soul-sister and incredible artist, dancer, film maker, poet and ritualist, quadruple Libra, Summer Minerva. You wanna stick around for this conversation because my mind was blown about all of the Libra connections we made. In our conversation, we cover the following topics:
|Sep 27, 2018|
Season 4, Episode 5: Queen of Virgo; Lily Tomlin’s Birth Chart; Beyonce Knowles Birth Chart; Virgo Panel
We have one epic close out for Virgo Season. On today’s episode, we will be honoring our Final 2 Virgo Queens. Lily Tomlin and Beyonce Knowles. We will dive deep into both of their birth charts, reflecting on their lives, and I will share with you what we’ve learned from this Virgo season, and how I have synthesized all of that information into the 5 soul-centered Virgo traits. And then we will crown our first ever Comic Cousins Queen of Virgo.
And then after that, we continue to celebrate the holistic, hardworking, and natural beauty of the Virgo energy, with our first ever astrological Virgo Panel. And we’re bringing you a potent dose of high-vibe healing with this dream team Virgo Trio.
We have Aileen Kyoko, giving us the the hardworking energy of Virgo as an actress and playwright, and director of the play “Year of the Solar Eclipse.”
We have Katelin Kight, giving us the holistic beauty side of Virgo, as the founder of Moontide Botanicals, a 100% plant based natural skincare line based out of the Outerbanks of North Carolina. MoonTide Botantical's instagram.
And Petals, who is a Level 2 Acutonics Sound Healer, LGBT meditation teacher, musician, and travel writer based out of Los Angeles. Watch this music video by Petal's performing in a church. (Virgo's connection to the sacred; religious iconography; exploration of polar sign Pisces)
|Sep 19, 2018|
Season 4, Episode 4: Understanding Chiron; Alice Coltrane's Birth Chart; Interview w/ Virgo Queen Tatianna Tarot
Today on the show, we are doing a deep dive into the dwarf planet Chiron and how chiron can be used as the ruling planet of Virgo. We talk about Chiron in my chart, Michael Jackson's, Amy Winehouse's and Beyonce, and how that has shaped their expression of Virgo. We also talk about Chiron Retrograde in Aries heading back for Pisces, and how that is effecting us all this virgo season.
Then, we are honor the life of legendary spiritual leader and musician Alice Coltrane, who through her life and work, gave us some high vibe Virgo service devotion. We look at her Neptune in Virgo, and how that really shaped her offerings as a teacher and musician. We also explore her Chiron in Gemini in the 10th house and how that is balancing her Sagittarius North Node, creating a bridge between Detroit gospel music and more traditional music of India. What an honor to look at her life!
And then finally, to round off this deep-felt reverent earthy episode off, we sit down with the incredible tarot therapist and ritualistic, Tatianna Tarot. If you don’t know Tatianna, you wanna stick around for this, she drops some mad truth bombs, and gives us such an incredible embodiment of what it means to be a bad ass working Virgo mama. In our conversation we cover topics such as:
Connection to Health + Body as a Virgo
Life as a working mom business owner
Life as a Virgo Mother to a one-year old Libra
Her relationship to her Pisces Father
Enforcing the word “no”
Identifying Orishas in the Tarot
New Moon in Virgo
Virgo's Connection to Onyx
Why a Virgo is most likely to call a Cancer for help
The Akashic records
And then a few ittle updates and announcements from me
I am leading a 12-week astrological immersion both online and in-person. If you are interested in a deep dive into astrology, soul-centered astrology, and wanting to better understand the cycle of evolution, by carving out time each week, then this gathering is for you. Mondays (online) and Tuesday (in Los Angeles) October through December. Starts October 1 and goes until December 18. Click Here to find out more.
|Sep 12, 2018|
Season 4, Episode 3: Virgo New Moon; Amy Winehouse's Birth Chart; Interview + Music w/ Prince Puja
This week's episode, we talk about and enjoy a guided mediation for embodied health inspired by the Virgo New moon (which is this Sunday).
Then, I will update you on the "Queen of Virgo," and we will be honor the life of Virgo Queen Amy Winehouse, who is a Virgo sun, Capricorn moon, and Gemini rising.
And to end out time together, we are sitting down with the very devotional kirtan singer and tattoo artist, prince puja.
In our conversation we talk about:
-holistic health vs western medicine
-Virgo’s ability to be both analytical and spiritual
-yoga asana as a familiar practice that comes from deep within us
-Tattoos as Artform and practice extension of yoga practice
reflecting Virgo’s ability to embark on a journey through concept.
"Sacred Sexuality and the Stars" Adriana' and Heidi's workshop
|Sep 05, 2018|
Season 4, Episode 2: Understanding Virgo; Michael Jackson’s Birth Chart; Interview w/ Astrologer Anne Ortelee
We have another incredible episode for you this week cousins. Enjoy a Virgo meditation for embodied health, and then listen in as we go on a deep dive into Understanding Virgo from a soul-centered perspective! We talk about the Page of Pentacles and Queen of Pentacles as representations of Virgo in the tarot. We also talk about Virgo as a Mutable Earth and Subconscious Earth sign.
Then, we honor the life of the great legend Michael Jackson, who’s birthday is today, if you’re listening live, August 29. Michael was a Virgo Sun, Pisces Moon, Pisices Rising.
I announce the top 16 Virgo Queens for our Queen of Virgo tournament!!
And then, to round out this Virgo episode off, I am so excited and honored to have the well-renowned astrologer, Anne Ortelee on the show today. (Virgo Sun, Pisces Moon, Aquarius Rising). I am a huge fan of Anne’s work and offerings to this world. You might already know Anne reporting to you LIVE from her bright red desk in the Upper East Side every Sunday with her astrology podcast “Weekly Weather.” Anne has been a teacher to me for many years, and without her podcast, I would not be where I am today.
In our conversation we go over some incredible topics:
-How Anne's journey to astrology began with a break-up 💔
-How Anne checks-in daily with her planets ✅
-Her new book, “If it’s in Your Heart, it’s in Your Chart” 📚
-An explanation of the Virgin energy of Virgo 👰
-The Mythology of Virgo as the Temple Priestess 🧝♀️
-Explanation of why Washington DC was laid out in the constellation of Virgo. 🏛
-Why "Virgo’s can be snotty” 💁♀️
-Why Virgos love finger-foods 🍿
-Precession of the Equinoxes. 🔭
-The backstory behind her logo 🛸
-Why she predicts #LilyTomlin vs @beyonceFinal 2 for #QueenofVirgo 👑
-And wait until you here her on the ‘Cosmic Slip ‘N Slide’ 🔮🏄♀️
Also, for announcements:
if you are in Los Angeles, I am leading a 12-week astrological ritual immersion. It will be taking place at Yogala Studios in Echo Park. And so if you are interested in being in community, and learning from me! You can find out more information on my website, astrology cousins.com or you can send me an email at email@example.com
There’s also “Queen of the Zodiac” t-shirts available for pre-order, which you can find at astrologycousins.com
Oh and speaking of the queen of zodiac. I’m so stoked to announce a new collaboration! Wolf Marnell (@tarotwolf) creates beautiful tarot collages that deepen our connection to the archetypes by utilizing cultural figures. This is very similar to the work I’ve been doing with astrology in the ‘Queen of the Zodiac’ series. So we’ve decided to join forces!! He made an epic Viola Davis as Strength tarot collage.
|Aug 29, 2018|
Season 4, Episode 1: Understanding Leo; Queen of Leo; Viola Davis's Birth Chart; Whitney Houston's Birth Chart; Leo Panel
OH MY GODDESS Y’ALL! Is it Season 4 already? This show has almost been out for an entire year!
We have an exciting Season Premiere for you all. We will be first talking about the Archetype of Leo. Everything you ever wanted to know about Leo and probably more. We will also be talking about the soul-centered aspects of Leo, and of course there's a guided meditatoin for embodied health!
Then, we will be honoring the life of our Final Two Leo Queens. So the followers on the instagram account for this show, narrowed 16 Leo Queens, down to our Final 2. And I gotta tell you it’s been one hell of a wild, dramatic, and competitive ride! I’m not gonna lie!
Our final 2 Queens, we have the great Viola Davis...and, the legendary, Whitney Houston. Who is our Leo Queen? You will find out today! But first, we will be honoring both of these incredibly fierce women’s lives, looking at their birth charts.
And then to round this dynamic episode off, we have the wonderful opportunity to sit down with three incredible Leo women, for our Leo Panel.
On the panel we have Alyson Thompson, who is the founder of Mixed Feelings a meet up for mixed folks in St. Louis, Missouri. Here is a link to Alyson's Instagram and LinkTree.
Minneapols based Amy Kuretsky, host of podcast “health fuels hustles” and leader of wellness retreats for mind, body, and business. Here is a link to Amy's Instagram and website.
And Kristi Prokopiak, tarot teacher and practitioner and the creator of the “illest tarot” based out of Long Beach, California. Here is a link to Kristi's Instagram and website.
Thank you for being here as always cousins!
|Aug 22, 2018|
Season 3, Episode 14: Mercury Rx Meditation; Frida Kahlo's Birth Chart; Princess Diana's Birth Chart; Cancer Panel; Queen of Cancer
I am so excited to be here with you all, as always, but particularly this week because it is the finale of Season 3. We’ve now reached up to 50,000 downloads, and this season has averaged more downloads per episode than the previous two seasons. So we are growing here together.
So let’s go ahead and get into it. What we have lined up for you today, it’s a really special episode. We are going to first just kinda touch base about the current transits, and also what the next 6 weeks has in store for us, because it is Mercury Retrograde. And so if you are newer to the show, Mercury Retrograde marks the end of a season here on this podcast. Which is why today is the finale, because mercury goes retrograde next wednsday. July 25. So we’ll break down mercury retrograde first.
Then second, we are looking at our final 2 cancer queens birth charts. We are gonna look at and honor the life of Frida Kahlo’s by looking at her birth chart. She is a cancer sun- taurus moon- Leo rising.
And then, we are gonna honor the life of and look at the birth chart of Princess Diana. She is a cancer sun- Aquarius moon- sagittarius rising.
And so even just by looking at their triple tier, we can really feel how differently their flavor of cancer is expressed. Frida’s coming in through the earthly taurus and vibrant Leo. And Diana’s coming through the lens of humanitarian Aquarius and visionary sagittarius. So beautiful. So yeh, we will honor both of these incredible cancer legend’s lives today.
And then finally, to round this very heart-felt episode off, y’all better get your tissues ready, because we are sitting down with three soul-centered Cancers. And my heart literally melts when I think about the conversation and dialogue we created. These three Cancer’s are a true living embodiment of the resiliency and strength of the Crab. It’s a very diverse panel, and all three have experienced their own adversity throughout life, but have manage to rise above, becoming more embodied and compassionate than before.
On our panel we Jungle Julia who is the founder of Goddess in Recovery,
Doug Peck who is multi-genre musical director and runs a free summer musical theatre program for high school-age artists. And Katie McCarthy a Cancer survivor, mother, and makeup artist based on the Big Island of Hawai’i who just lost her home to the recent volcanic activity.
.And so, just by these slight introductions, you can probably already sense that our conversations revolve around some deeply personal and healing topics.
Cancer’s relationship to Health, Food, and the Body
Blood as a symbol of Cancer and how it links us to all women and the past
Cancer + Mommy Issues
“Kinky Crab;” Dispelling Myth’s around Cancer's Sexuality
Cancer as a Cardinal Sign
Pele the Volcano Goddess
Privilege + Access in Art
How Cancer is Recharged through Giving
The Moon + Mysticism of Cancer
Queen of Cancer
Virtual Cancer Altar
A led Emotional Freedom Technique Meditation
We also listen to two very Cancer themed songs during our time together. One of which Doug arranged for the stage version of Disney’s The Jungle Book. And the other song, Katie’s husband Drew wrote recently, about their home being taken by the lava. I literally can not wait for you to listen to this panel. It’s so deeply rich.
Then of course at the end of our convo, the Cancer Panel casts their vote for the Queen of Cancer. And then at the end of this episode, we will crown either Princess Diana or Frida Kahlo, the first ever queen of cancer
Again, I am so grateful to have the podcast as a creative outlet, to channel my energy towards something that may be bringing benefit to you and your life. So let’s go ahead and get into it!
|Jul 18, 2018|
Season 3, Episode 13: Cancer Solar Eclipse; Understanding Cancer; Malala Yousafzai's Birth Chart; Interview w/ Cancer Singer Micheal Hooker
Hey Cosmic Cousins! Wow! Eclipse season is upon us! So we have an exciting episode today. We are diving into understanding the archetype of cancer, we will be talking about this new moon cancer solar eclipse. And then we are honoring the life and birth chart of the incredible Pakistani activist, Malala Yousafzai, giving us some high-vibe cancer energy with a Libra Moon and Leo Rising.
And then to end this episode off, we will be chatting it up with the incredibly perceptive Cancer Sun-Scorpio Moon, Micheal Hooker, a arts-based psychology writer, performance artist, singer, and literary wine salon owner bi-located in Brooklyn, NY and Tampa, Fl. In our convo we get to listen to three of her songs and we cover the following topics:
|Jul 11, 2018|
Season 3, Episode 12: Independence Day; Ancestral Healing; United States Birth Chart; Interview w/ Kelsey Bee of Deep Sea Astrology
Hey cousins! Happy July. We have a deep felt, powerful Cancer episode for you all this week. We’re gonna first start with exploration of Independence Day here in the US today by exploring Cancer themes of patriotism, nationalism, ancestors, family, tradition, and home, and what this day may bring up for minorities, mystics, and queers, and how to work with this energy when you are committed to a path of expansion and evolution through the practice of astrology.
Then, I am offering you a guided meditation for embodied health that is connected to astrology and ancestral healing, offering of love and forgiveness, clearing out spiritual debris within our karmic and ancestry line, which is part of the soul-centered cancer. I also introduce the idea of the pearl being a symbol for the soul-centered cancer.
And then, this week, instead of looking at an actual human’s birth chart, we are looking at the birth chart of the United States. So yes, you can look at and study the birth chart of entities as well. Events, collective energy, anniversaries, partnerships, all of that, so I explain what it is like to do a reading for something that is non-human as well, and then, we will look at some history, which is very cancer and honor the United States by looking at her birth chart. The United States is a Cancer sun, Aquarius Moon, Sagittarius rising.
And then finally, we round this episode off chatting it up with inspiring cancer sun, pisces moon, taurus rising, Kelsey Bee of Deep Sea Astrology. Kelsea is a radical queer femme astrologer, whose practice incorporates an anti-oppression framework. In our convo we cover many rich topics including:
-acknowledging whiteness in astrology
-life as a foster parent for queer child
-North Node in cancer; South node in Capricorn
The history of queer revolution through uranus transits
-social justice and astrology
-queer astrology conference
-“cancer is more than crying”
-pisces moon, taurus rising
-and the moon as ruling planet of cancer
|Jul 04, 2018|
Season 3, Episode 11: Capricorn Full Moon; Understanding the Cancer-Capricorn Polarity; Cyndi Lauper's Birth Chart; Interview w/ City Witch Tess Giberson
Sun is in Princess Diana. And the moon is in Michelle Obama. That’s right, you heard me. Sun is in Cancer and Moon is Capricorn, Full moon early this Thursday morning, June 28.
And so we talk about this Full Moon in Capricorn Energy, and in addition we explore the polar energy of Cancer-Capricorn. How Cancer allowing themselves to leave their shell for the qualities of Capricorn brings this crab from a hard shell to a beautiful cherished pearl.
Then, we explore the incredible legend, feminist, humanitarian, and singer songwriter Cyndi Lauper’s birth chart. Cyndi is serving us all kinds of cancer feels with four planets in this emotionally crabby, yet nurturing sign. So we look at her birth chart, honor her life, and talk about her triple tier Cancer Sun-Scorpio Moon- and Aquarius Rising, and how that has manifested through her life and work.
And then, to round this deep-felt, but also fierce episode off, we have the opportunity to sit down with Tess Giberson, City Witch, a nonbinary anarchist tarot slinging witch from Canada serving us some double Cancer, sun and moon, Aries Rising high vibes.
So it’s a packed out episode as always, SUCH an honor to be here.
|Jun 27, 2018|
Season 3, Episode 10: Depression + Astrology; Anthony Bourdain's Birth Chart; Interview w/ Cancer Katie Watkins
For starters: the cover-art for this week's episode is by Stefanie Caponi. If you aren't familiar with her artwork and tarot deck please check her out. I forgot to announce this at the beginning of the episode, so please send her love and go follow her!
For this week's episode: In light of the recent suicide of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, and feeling moved by more people opening up talking about their depression, I felt inspired to add to the conversation.
And so, we first start off talking about the Grand Trine we will be experiencing this Cancer Season between Sun in Cancer, Jupiter in Scorpio, and Neptune in Pisces. And how this is a wonderful invitation to deepen our connection to ourself and spirit, but also how this energy could make us feel a bit more depressed or tend towards escapism at this time.
We also go deep in on depression. Viewing it through the lens of the chakra system and how it may manifests through the different zodiacal signs of astrology. And we have 13 special guests on the show today. One person for each astrological sign, and a representative for saturn return. And they will talk briefly about their experience with depression and what they have done to move through it.
We then honor the life of Anthony Bourdain, who’s birthday is this week. He is a cancer sun, with a sagittarius north node and he traveled the world building bridges with other cultures through food, but he also struggled with profound loneliness and depression.
And then we also sit down and go deep into the waters of Cancer with my soul-sister Katie Watkins (@atltopdx). In our conversation, we cover many deep topics around depression and Cancer.
Oh and i announce the 16 new queens for the "Queen of Cancer!"
Namaste Cosmic Cousins!
|Jun 20, 2018|
Season 3, Episode 9: The Soul-Centered Gemini; Queen of Gemini; Stevie Nick's Birth Chart, Marilyn Monroe's Birth Chart; Gemini Panel
We narrowed down 16 queens to our final two. So we have the fairy godmother of rock n roll Stevie Nicks heading up against the legendary blonde-bombshell Marilyn Monroe. So, today on the show, we crown the first ever Cosmic Cousin’s “Queen of Gemini.”
Also on this episode, I share with you the five traits of a soul-centered Gemini, we honor both Stevie Nicks and Marilyn Monroe by looking at their birth chart. And to round it all off, there is an easy breezy Gemini panel, with 4 super rad gemini's.
In our conversation we go in on many topics, including:
Announcements + Community Updates:
Drew Daniels who was on the show back during season 2, he and his family lost their home and everything they owned to the lava flow in Leilani estates on the Big Island. You can show them support on their gofund me. Which is at gofundme.com/mccarthy-daniels-ohana. But if you’ve been thinking about booking an astrology reading with me, any readings booked between now and Father’s Day, Sunday June 17, I will donate 10% of each reading I sell to their gofundme. You can book a reading here.
I have 4-day astro soul retreat coming up at the end of July in upstate New York this summer. It starts right at the Aquarius Full Moon Lunary Eclipse. We’ll be eating delicious vegan food, practicing some light early morning yoga, and diving deep into reading birth charts in the comfort of a geodesic dome in the middle of nature. During the retreat you will learn how you can use astrology with the chakra system, tarot, and yoga to enhance your healing practices. If you are interested send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, I put a lot of blood, sweat, and crystals into the making of this podcast. And so there is a patreon account for the show. If you are a regular listener, and feel as though you can make a monthly commitment, of $1, $5, $50. Whatever it may be, you can become a patreon member, by signing up at patreon.com/cosmiccousins. Each $1 pledged goes a long way towards making this show possible.
This past week, we had 4 new patreon contributors. And so a special THANK YOU to….Michael Evans, Megan Nicole Boyd, Anthony Lopez aka @flittergaggot, And an incredible generous pledge from Michael of Crones & Stones.
Also, a new podcast offering is out by friend Brandon Alter, and his husband Angel called, “Spiritual Gayz” in which they explore the wide reaches of spirituality without pretending it all makes sense. check that out on iTunes.
Happy Gemini New Moon Cousins!
|Jun 13, 2018|
Season 3, Episode 8: Current Transit Chakra Meditation; Gemini's Connection to Movement; Josephine Baker's Birth Chart; Gemini Singer and Dancer Willow Gibbons
We have an exciting episode as always. We’re gonna first start out with an overview of what the chakra system is, and how we can utilize it in our astrology practice, I’ll lead you through a little guided meditation with that based off of the current transits.
Then we will talk about the Queen of Gemini bracket, which we are down to the final 4 queens. We also create dialogue around Gemini’s ability to synthesize information through fluid movement and kinesthetic awareness.
Then, we look at the life and birth chart the great legend Josephine baker. Josephine baker was the first person of color to become a world-wide entertainer and to star in a major motion picture. She was dubbed the "Black Pearl", the "Bronze Venus", and the "Creole Goddess” and she has a quintuple gemini stellium in the 10th house.
And then finally we will round out this Gemini episode with Willow Gibbons @pillowpillowwillow, an incredible soul-centered Gemini dancer, performer, singer, and artist giving us high-vibe air element vibes through their exploration of personal essence and mediumship with movement, voice, and breath.
Don't forget to rate, subscribe, comment, and follow! Thanks for the support!
|Jun 06, 2018|
Season 3, Episode 7: Understanding Gemini; Judy Garland's Birth Chart; Interview w/ Edgar Fabian Frias
This episode we go into a deep dive of Understanding Gemini. We discuss Gemini as the "paperboy" deliving life's messages, we talk about it's polarization to Sagittarius, and how this activates it's soul-centered attributes of being the Divine Messenger.
Then we honor the life of Judy Garland, and how her first prominent role as 'Dorothy' is so profound as a symbol of Gemini through her innocence, intelligence, and curiosity. Judy Garland's unique triple tier combo of Gemini Sun, Sagittarius Moon, Cancer Rising is seen through this fictional character. Dorothy is open with wide eyed wonderment, the girl next door (Gemini) but she is subconsciously drawn to life beyond the rainbow and because of this desire for expansion she is propelled to a far off land (Sagittarius Moon) where she is exploring new friends in a playful way (Gemini) but coming into contact with a new world view (Sag moon). But the overall storyline here is that she is lost and longs to go back to Kansas, “there’s no place like home.” And through this hero’s journey, she reawakens to her sensitive, caring nature (Cancer Rising), providing support for her new friends, and expands into her potential to more deeply understand and appreciate her very own sense of home within herself and her surroundings (Cancer Rising). The lost little girl in a far off land trying to find her way home. Gemini-Sagittarius-Cancer. This character is a metaphor for Judy Garland's entire life, and we go into this and more, on this incredible chart analysis of Judy Garland!
And then we have an amazing conversation with Edgar Fabian Frias, a well-renowned public figure in the mystic community of Los Angeles, serving us some magic mutant, multi-tasking, crystal witch, high-vibe Gemini energy.
In this conversation we cover so many fresh topics including dialogue around: decolonization, cultural appropriation, being non-binary, reclaiming power as a queer, angels and fairies, synchronicities, psychic powers, the polarization of Gemini and Sagittarius, mutable energy, how to restructure your life as an artist, somatic therapy, balancing ambition with receptivity, and of course, who their pick is for QUEEN OF GEMINI!!!! Such an incredible conversation! I can’t wait for you to tune in!
|May 30, 2018|
Season 3, Episode 6: Gemini Season, the Bird, the Divine Communicator; Interview w/ Queer Cosmos Astrologer Colin Bedell
It’s Gemini Season. And as I sat down to write out some notes from this show, a bird flew in the window of my home. I talk about this, and how it's a message for us all this Gemini Season. There's a mini-gemini meditation, and we talk about how to work with this energy over the coming month.
We also have an intimate and hillarious conversation with Colin Bedell, Gemini Sun Capricorn Moon, Leo Rising. Colin is the creator of Queer Cosmos, and is an actual Gemini Twin from the South Shore of Long Island, New York. He is a weekly horoscope writer for Cosmopolitan and a contributor for Astrology.com.
In our conversation, we cover a myriad of rich content, including: Natal mercury rx, Astrology and Fashion, life as a Gemini Sun with a Cancer Mother, Leo risings, Part of Fortune in the 8th House, and the United astrology conference. Colin also explains how to really show love to a Gemini and why Gemini is most compatabile with Pisces. I enjoyed this conversation so much, naturally as he's a Gemini, but really because he has found a way to bring the playfulness and seriousness of astrology together.
Some other show notes:
I am hosting an Astro Soul Retreat this July 26-29. To learn more about that, click here.
I launched my patreon account. This podcast I love because it is an offering that is free of charge to the general public and is maintained and sustained by the generous support of it's listeners. If you enjoy your time listening to this show, please consider donating. All the proceeds go towards sustaining this offering to create a high quality service. And I could definitely use the support.
I also offer astrology readings. Check it out.
And get into the Queen of Gemini on instagram, by following the insta for this show @cosmic.cousins.
And please rate, review, subscribe, and leave comments! Have a great week!
|May 23, 2018|
Season 3, Episode 5: Uranus in Taurus; Queen of Taurus Crowned; Cher + Coretta Scott King's Birth Chart; Taurus Panel Discussion
When Uranus enters a new sign, it indicates transformational shifts in our lives, both in our individual lives and on a collective scale. We will be talking all about this new huge transit that only happens once every 80 years or so, of Uranus entering Taurus. I'll introduce you to this planet, this transit, and we’ll talk about it’s deeper meaning, and what this means for you and for the collective.
Also, on this episode, the first ever Cosmic Cousins: "Queen of Taurus" is crowned! The Final 2 Taurus Queens are Cher and Coretta Scott King, and it’s literally neck and neck. The winning Queen won by ONE VOTE. #canyoubelieve? Anyways, we look at both of their charts and honor both of these great legends on this episode! But you will have to wait until after the Taurus panel to hear who wins!!!
On our taurus panel, we have three earthy cosmic cousins, Jordyn, a hedgewitch, herbalist, and tarot reader from Forida. We have Michael, a composer, avid gardener, and astrologer from Los Angeles, and incredible spoken word poet, performer, and permaculture enthusiast, Jasper from Amsterdam.
On this panel we listen to ""Ultra Ecosexual Polyamory. Permaculture ASAP" a spoken word performance by Jasper, and we are graced with a beautiful song composed by Michael on the piano called "2nd House Slow Down." We also go deep, covering Taurean budget advice, Taurus’ connection to nature, depression and shadow work, Uranus in Taurus, Venus as Taurus’s ruling planet, and many more topics. It's a long panel discussion, and we joked that Taurus like things to linger. And to be sure, this convo not only lingers, but it’s super cozy and warm, we talk about food and home, giving us the Taurus feels before we move into Gemini Season next week.
|May 16, 2018|
Season 3, Episode 4: Understanding the Imum Coeli (4th House); Interview w/ Soul Cycle Instructor and Motivational Speaker Tirrell Cherry
Welcome back to another week of the show. A lot has happened since we last hung out. And so I’d like to apologize for getting this episode out to you late this week! But sometimes volcanoes erupt and files become corrupt.
The first part of the episode we honor the earthquakes and volcano activity on the Big Island of Hawaii that has displaced many people, by exploring and honoring Pele, the Hawaiian Volcano Goddess, and how we can utilize one of her fables to work with our emotions and volatile and destructive energy in our life. I also share my favorite Rumi poem that is related to this!
And then we explore the I.C. or the Imum Coeli in your birth chart, and how you can use it as a point of reference to understanding the deep well of emotions that you may have brewing up deep within you. And how that is also connected to your mother! With mother’s day right around the corner, it’d be silly for us not to talk about and honor our mom’s so yes, we are gonna be talking about the IC!
And then we sit down and have an incredible powerful talk with Taurus Sun, Tirrell Cherry, a soul-cycle instructor and motivational youtube personality based in San Fransico. In our conversation we cover Taurus sun, Aries Moon, and Virgo Rising. And we chat it up about living fearlessly, angel numbers, and interconnectedness, and we create dialogue around the words brown and queer, and also there’s a little bit of talk on the Part of Fortune, the point in our chart that shows where we are fortunate and abundant. We even get to listen to an 8 minute Law of Attraction lesson from Tirrell, that is super in alignment with the energy of the Taurus New Moon, which is this Tuesday coming up, May 15.
I hope you enjoy! Love you cousins!
|May 11, 2018|
Season 3, Episode 3: Understanding Taurus; Audrey Hepburn's Birth Chart; Interview + 3 Songs w/ Erika Spring
Hey cousins! Welcome back to another week of soul-centered astrology.
*****If you tuned into this episode within the first 1.5 hour of it being uploaded, there were some complications with the fade out of audio during the Audrey Hepburn section, but it has been fixed and a new file has been uploaded. I am so sorry about that. :(
On today's episode, we define what "soul-centered astrology" means, as well as talk about the term "turbulent" and "intense" that gets tossed around often in the astrology world. Then, we explore an overview of the current transits and your need-to-know for the week ahead. We also honor the energy of Taurus by doing a deep dive into this Venus-ruled archetype. We talk about everything you need to know about the evolution of the soul-centered Taurus, including going into the underworld.
Then, we honor the life and celebrate the solar return (May 4) of the incredible humanitarian and fashion icon, Audrey Hepburn. Audrey is a Taurus Sun, Pisces Moon, serving us some mad Aquarius Rising vibes. So to be sure I’m excited to share with you about her incredibley fascinating life and birth chart.
And then to round this very elegant episode off, we get the wonderful opportunity to sit down with the incredible musician and reiki master, Erika Spring. Erika is a Taurus Sun - Aquarius moon- and Pisces Rising, which is almost he same combo as Audrey Hepburn. Their moon and risings are swapped, but yeh Erika is mad chill and super sweet and down-to-earth. We also listen to three or Erika's songs, that I think are perfect for a spring-time anthem!
And also, shout out to the amazing image for this episode! It is by sister astrologer and incredible human @etshipley the foudner of Tack Healing Arts. if you get a chance, check out her astrology work. She offers incredible soul-centred astrological updates that I think would definitely resonate with you all!
I hope you enjoy cousins. Check out my offerings at astrologycousins.com and follow the instagram for this account to get into the Queen of Taurus tournament that is underway!
|May 02, 2018|
Season 3, Episode 2: Scorpio Full Moon; Barbra Streisand's Birth Chart; Interview w/ Adriana Rizzolo
First up on this sensual Taurus episode, we have a mini intro to understanding Taurus. But because the Scorpio Full Moon is this week, on Sunday, April 29, we mainly will be exploring how Scorpio is a polar energy to Taurus. We talk about what the full moon invites us into over the coming week. And focus on the soul-centered aspect of the balance between Taurus and Scorpio.
Then, we honor the great legend, Barbra Streisand, Taurus Sun, who's birthday is on April 24. We cover Taurus Sun, Aries Rising, and Venus in Pisces in the 12th House.
And then to round this sensual episode off, we get a chance to talk to Adriana Rizzolo. In our heart-felt conversation, Adriana explains how being a Taurus has been a painful and pleasurable well-worth journey of coming back home to her body. It’s also a convo very in alignment with the energy of the Scorpio Full Moon, including: shadow work, deep transformation through sexuality, sobriety, and healing her relationship with her father after his death.
Again as always, I am a soul-centered astrologer, and I offer readings and private lessons. You can find out this information on my website at astrologycousins.com
Thank you for being here as always. Now let’s tune in1
|Apr 25, 2018|
Season 3, Episode 1: Understanding Chiron in Aries; Tejano Singer Selena's Birth Chart; Aries Panel w/ Georgia Marcantoni, Peyton Sandler, and Naama Noach
We have an incredible episode for you this week. If you are new to the show, the way it works is that each episode, we dive into the current transits, explore the birth chart of a famous woman, queer, or radical human ushering in the New Age, and round out with a deep conversation with an artist, mystic, musician, or healer who’s celebrating their birthday solar return.
So for today’s episode, we are going to be exploring this major transit that just occurred, Chiron, the planet of the wounded healer, moved into Aries today, April 18, 2018. So we’ll talk all about this, and how this is BIG news for all of us, especially if your Sun Moon or Rising is in Aries or Virgo. I’ll explain that on the show.
And then the second part of this episode we honor the life of the great legend, Selena, the famous Tejano singer. She’s an Aries Sun, Sagittarius Moon, and Aquarius Rising. We go into this triple tier’s invitation, and also talk about Neptune and Jupiter in the 10th, as well as South Node in the 7th House. To check out her birth chart, goto @astrology.cousins.
And then to round this episode off, we have a steamy Aries panel, with three bad ass Aries women: Georgia Marcantoni, a holistic interior designer who uses astrology in her practice; Peyton Sandler, an akashic records practitioner fairy school teacher who was recently interview by Vogue; and Naama Noach, a radical film maker from Tel Aviv who is new to the astrology world. In this panel, we go over what Aries needs in a relationship, the physicality and sexuality of Aries, as well as the soul-centered higher octave of activating from a place of compassion as a Love Warrior.
Also, there's a new MEMBERSHIP DRIVE for Season 3.
if the show is a weekly part of your life and practice, and you have the space in your life for a financial commitment, then perhaps the Cosmic Cousins Membership would be of interest to you.
By purchasing a Cosmic Cousins Membership, you will receive the following:
And then, this is the coolest part, you will also receive
So this is $25 a month. And you can sign up by clicking this link. this is a reoccurring autopay, it’ll come right out of your account each month, but you can also cancel at anytime. So if you wanted to try it out, and see if it resonates with you, then check it out. There’s about 5 episodes a month, so that averages out to $5 per episode, and in addition you also receive weekly email and monthly emails based off your chart, and also access to other goodies.
Love you cousins!
|Apr 18, 2018|
Season 2, Episode 12: Understanding Aries; Current Transits Meditation; Maya Angelou's Birth Chart; Interview w/ Aries Zac Monday.
Hey cousins! Welcome back to another week of soul-centered astrology. It’s a big week for us all, as the cosmic wheel turns and brings us right into the beginning of the new cycle with Aries season. So Happy New Year! Happy Equinox! And Happy Aries Season.
For the season finale, we first start off touching base with the theme for Season 2, Saturn in Capricorn, and how that influences this Aries Season, as Aries Ruling Planet Mars is also in the productive and resourceful Capricorn.
Then, you’ll enjoy a meditation for embodied health based off the current transits for the next month, which will be a super grounding way to come into this season.
Then, we’re gonna talk about the Spring Equinox, Aries Season, and the soul-invitation of Aries, as well as what it means to be an Aries Sun, Moon, and Rising. We will talk bout what transits will be happening over the coming weeks, including Full Moon in Libra and Venus entering Taurus. And of course, we all know, Mercury goes Retrograde tomorrow, Thursday March 22. So we’ll dispel the fear round Mercury Rx, and talk about practices you can integrate into your life during this transits.
Then, after we’ve grounded our ass, we’ll be looking at the birth chart and honoring the life of the great Dr. Maya Angelou. Maya Angelou is beyond an inspiration as a living embodiment of the pioneering energy of an Aries Sun. Her birth chart is an incredible representation of this, so I can not wait to get into the astrology components of her life.
And then we round this episode off, with a steamy conversation with the double fire, water rising Zac Monday. Zac @monzeez is an Aries Sun on the Pisces Cusp, Aries Moon, and Scorpio Ascendant. We talk about how an Aries on the Pisces Cusp might differ from another Aries; what it’s like to date an Aries, Taurus, and Geminil; and cover the following astrology topics: Pluto on the Ascendant, Aries Moon, Scorpio Rising, Aries as the Emperor + Magician in the tarot, and what it means to have your Sun and Moon in the same astrological sign. We also enjoy two hot tracks by Zac. All of this and more!
And if you stick around towards the end of the episode, I announce the new theme for Season 3, which will premiere on Wednsday, April 18.
If you'd like to book a reading, or work with me one-on-one in mentorship for the Spring-Fall cycle, or if you are interested in private astrology or tarot lessons, visit astrologycousins.com or email me at email@example.com.
|Mar 21, 2018|
Season 2, Episode 11; Pisces New Moon Meditation; Neo-Soul Singer Erykah Badu's Birth Chart; Pisces Panel w/ Teva Livne, Luke Simon, and Adrienne Fisher
Hey cousins! Welcome back to another week of soul-centered astrology. Whether you are new to astrology, or are well seasoned, it doesn't matter. Because this show is intended for you to carve out time to be with yourself, through some guided meditation, to learn about and be inspired by the life of someone who is ushering in the New Age with their radical offerings, and then to create dialogue with other Cosmic Cousins who vibe with this astrology vocabulary. So we’re gonna do all that and more on this special episode.
So on this special episode, we are honoring the work and life of Pisces Goddess Erykah Badu, as voted on by you all on Instagram, you spoke loud and clear and she won by like 70% of the votes, so we will be talking all the planets in her chart, she’s hella pisces.
We will also be talking and meditating a bit on the Pisces New Moon, to give us a little sweet taste of embodied health.
And then to round out this episode we have the first ever Cosmic Cousins Astrological Panel, with a dream team Pisces Panel, with a Pisces Sun, Moon, and Rising. We’ve got NYC based Teva Livne, our pisces sun rep, giving us some fierce otherworld pisces vibes through her artwork and outlook, we got Miami based Adrienne Fisher of Meraki Nomad giving us Pisces Moon vibes with her deeply empathetic nature and mystical ritual business offerings, and then of course the high vibe Risces Rising, Luke Simon, reiki master, queer sex magician, mystic musician, Sex Crystals, Softer Image, Pisces Rising King.
So all of that and more! I couldn’t be more thrilled to be here with you all for another week, and riding this last wave of Pisces Season. I had originally said the this was gonna be the season finale. But I have exciting news, even though this is a 2.5 hour episode and I planned it to be super epic, like a season finale should be, I got lots of fiery feedback from Aries (big surprise there), being like “WHAT ABOUT ME?!” So, we will do one last episode for this season. The season finale will be NEXT week on Understanding Aries and honoring the Spring Equinox.
A few updates from me...
I’m Trash Canyon aka Canyon Rainmaker aka Jeff Hinshaw aka Jeph Norman Fox. Yes, I have lots of names, because I have lots of offerings and projects. But it’s all good. One of the offerings I am most excited about is my one-on-one mentorship program. This is a 12-week mentorship program in which we will dive deep into astrology. Each week we will gather through the lens of an astrological sign, going from Aries to pisces. You will learn how to be an astrologer, how to utilize it in your healing practice, how to read others charts, you’ll learn about transits, sextile, trines, conjunctions, progressed astrology, all of it and more. It’s a 12 week deep dive immersive.
I also have another offering I am super excited about, for those looking for more of a group therapy vibe format. I am offering a Year Course Called Cosmic Cousins: Astro Soul Journey. Which is a group that meets online twice a month, for a total of 24 gatherings. This starts in April and goes all the way until March of 2019.
I also offer private Astro soul .mp3 readings as well, and there’s some new openings up for that.
Love you cousins!
|Mar 14, 2018|
Season 2, Episode 10: Understanding Neptune; Venus Transit Meditation; Pisces Anais Nin Birth Chart; Interview w/ Anais Mystical Mandrake Root
Hey cousins! Welcome back to another week of soul-centered astrology. I’m super happy to be here as always. It’s such a privilege to be on this journey of self-discovery through the lens of astrology.
We’ve got a deeply powerful Pisces episode for you this week. We’ll first start talking about some of the current transits, with a little Venus Transit meditation for grounding our ass during this expansive time of year.
Then, for deeper study, we will look at the ruling planet for pisces, the great and mysterious Neptune. We really go in there, look at Neptune in the following generations:
Neptune in Libra. 1942-1957
Scorpio 1955 - 1970
Sagittarius - 1970 - 1984
Capricorn - 1984 - 1998
Aquarius - 1998 - 2012
Pisces - 2011 - 2024
And we also explore what it means for Neptune to be in Pisces now, and over the next 6 years.
Then, we're celebrating the birthday of honoring the life of the incredibly emotional, evocative, and dreamy Anais Nin. Anais Nin is a famous novelist, and writer of short stories and erotica, and she has helped inspire confidence in the expression of emotionality, femininity, and sexuality through written word. She was a multiple conjunct Pisces (Sun, Jupiter Venus) with Libra Rising and her Mars and North Node are close to her Libran Ascendent, so to be sure we’re gonna get into all of that! We'll listen to some clips of her work and interviews.
And then this episode rounds off with another Pisces Sun, and another Anais. Too perfect. Anais Mystical Mandrake Root, who is a gifted astrologer, root priestess, and mystical herbalist based in New York City and New Orleans. She sheds some incredible light to the multi-dimensional nature of Pisces, she shares tips on how to cleanse the aura and ground the energy as a Pisces, and then we talk what life is like growing up as one of four siblings in a family with a Double Taurus Mother.
In addition, I just launched open enrollment for working with me one-on-one. If you’re interested in deepening your astrology practice, I now have a 12-week mentorship immersion available, as well as a 6-pack and 3-pack study package. These study sessions will be remotely over video chat online, so they are available no matter where in the world you are. I have room to work with four different individuals who feels the call to deepen their practice. So to find out more, visit astrologycousins.com
I hope you enjoy!
|Mar 07, 2018|
Season 2, Episode 9: Understanding Virgo Full Moon; Pisces Jazz Singer Nina Simone's Birth Chart; Interview w/ Pisces Birth Doula Catalina Clark
Hey hey cosmic cousins! Welcome back to another week of soul-centered astrology. I am currently couch surfing at the moment, in Thai Town in Los Angeles, so definitely riding the ocean wave’s of Pisces Season. What an incredibly magical and mysterious time of year. Now is a time for us to stay focused and grounded in our rituals. This is super important during Pisces time of year, and it’s something the Virgo Moon invites us into this week. So we’ll talk about that on the show today. You can look forward to a deep dive into understanding of the Virgo Moon, how it balances Pisces energy, and ritual and meditation you can partake in to make the most of this transit.
We’re also going to be honoring the life of and celebrating the birthday of the incredible Pisces Sun, Nina Simone. As a trained musician, jazz vocalist, and social activist in the civil rights movement, Nina Simone helped to usher in a world in alignment with the higher virtues and values of universality. So to be sure, she is a Cosmic Cousin we can all look up to. Her chart is off the wall, with 5 planets in the first house, and her Sun Moon and Rising are the last three signs of the cosmic wheel of expansion, Capricorn Moon, Aquarius Rising, Pisces Sun. So we’re gonna get into all of that! And listen to some clips of her songs for research purposes, including: 'Mississippi Goddamn,' 'Sea-Line Woman,' 'Feelin' Good,' and of course the great 'Young, Gifted, and Black.' If you are familiar with Nina Simone, you know her voice and music is filled with an Ocean of Emotion, so it’s no surprise she’s a Pisces Sun!
And then this episode rounds off with an incredibly intimate and sweet interview with incredible Pisces Sun Birth Doula, Catalina Clark. Which her birthday is today. Happy Solar Return Catalina! She shares her journey transitioning from working in Night Life in NYC, to finding yoga, moving into pre-natal yoga, and then working with pregnant women and mothers as a doubla. Which is super cool, because she’s a Cancer Rising, so we see that being reflected there too. Beautiful beautiful Pisces woman, and it was such an honor to interview her. So I hope you stick around for that too! Check her instagram out at @catalina.clark
Now that I am in Los Angeles, I have more time and space for astrology readings. I will also be adding space for some deep dive one-on-one mentorships in the weeks to come. You can find out more informtion on that at www.astrologycousins.com. You can also follow @astrology.cousins. And please remember to rate, subscribe, follow, and share. Happy Virgo Full Moon, y'all!
|Feb 28, 2018|
Season 2, Episode 8: Understanding Pisces, Current Transits Chakra Meditation
Hey cousins! Happy Pisces Season!
This week, we dive deep into the universal oceans of Pisces. We cover the forecast for the coming month! We’ll also tune into our bodies, using the current transits as inspiration. And we discuss Saturn in Capricorn, as well as Saturn in Retrograde.
|Feb 21, 2018|
Season 2, Episode 7: Aquarius New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse; Pamela Colman Smith's Birth Chart; Interview w/ Full Time Witch Erin Aquarian
Hey cousins! A super witchy episode for you this week. First up we talk about the Eclipse Season as a powerful opportunity for soul re-alighment. I share with you my practice with spirit animals and how the Snow Owl, the higher octave of Aquarius, is a great energy to concentrate on during this next week.
We then look at the birth chart of great mystic and legend Pamela Colman Smith’s birth chart. She is an Aquarius Sun and Leo moon and is the illustrator of the world famous Rider Waite tarot, which is now since been upgraded to the Smith Centinneial Tarot. So we’ll be honoring her life and her work and of course looking at her birth chart.
And then we’ll round this episode off with the incredible Full Time Witch, Erin Aquarian, Aquarius Sun, Scorpio Moon, Capricorn Rising. Erin is a super bad ass tarot reader and the lead lungs to a matriarchal rage doom pop band. We talk Divine Feminine, tarot, Capitalism, life as an Aquarius and Capricorn rising, and we even get to listen to one of her invocations, oh and also her anti-commerercial.
**Please note, the interview with Erin was not the best receptive, so the interview is spliced in some parts. So if the conversation doesn’t Segway correctly, It’s because I was cutting out static. I am so sorry about that.
***Also, I promised I would do some of my spoken word and rap via @thewelltarot ’s request to know what “bleep bleep I’m a fucking black sheep” was about. But I forgot to add it at the end of this episode, lol, so I will have to do it next time. :* LOVE YALL!
|Feb 14, 2018|
Season 2, Episode 6: Leo Lunar Eclipse; Understanding Leo Moon; Birth Chart of Legend Bob Marley; Interview w/ Folk-Soul Musician Drew Daniels
Riding the wave of this Lunar Eclipse to bring you another jam packed episode, Cousins! On this episode we go deep into the invitation of this Leo Supermoon Lunar Eclipse. We talk about the three tiers of Leo's consciousness, as well as the connection Aquarius and Leo share. This is also a powerful episode for understanding Leo Moon, not just in transits, but in your own chart, if you yourself are a Leo Moon.
Then, I'm literally brought to tears when talking about the life of and looking at the birth chart of great legend, Bob Marley @bobmarley (birthday February 6). Bob Marley is more than just a world-renowned musician. Bob Marley is a powerful Aquarian that serves as symbol of world peace. We dive deep into his chart and honor this incredible humans life! “One love” to you all!
And then finally this dynamic episode is rounded out with another powerful Aquarian Musician, Drew Daniels! He brings such a powerful dose of Leo Full Moon Magic. Leo rules over the heart, and the cover to his album, “Live from the <3,” couldn’t be more appropriate for this Leo Lunar Eclipse during Aquarius Season. His song “Fertility from Fire,” is legit the anthem for this full moon. One of the lyrics from this song is, “Identify what makes you strong, live with this intention.” In this interview we go in deep, talking about life as a father, the creative process, and what living from the heart means. We even get to listen to a few of his songs, and he plays a new song LIVE! Also, Gemini’s be ready! There’s a song just for you!
If you want to check out the birth charts for Bob Marley and Drew Daniels, you can find them on the instagram for this show, @astrology.cousins.
Also, here is a link to my kickstarter, Trash Canyon: Year of No Waste.
And, here is a link to the podcast I am helping launch called, Goddess in Recovery by Jungle Julia (which premeires this Friday, February 2 at 8pm EST).
I hope you all enjoy! Happy lunar eclipse!!
|Jan 31, 2018|
Season 2, Episode 5: Understanding Aquarius; Understanding Saturn Return; Ellen Degeneres' Birth Chart and Transits; Interview with Lynn Casper of Homoground
Cousins!!! I got an incredible Aquarius episode for you all. Everything you ever wanted to know about Aquarius. I’ll answer all of these questions and more.
What does the Water Bearer Mean?
|Jan 24, 2018|
Season 2, Episode 4: Capricorn New Moon; Michelle Obama's Birth Chart; Interview with Jacqueline Zajdman, founder of As Above Herbals
On today’s episode, we’re gonna be grounding our ass with the New Moon in Capricorn. It’s a potent one because not only does it mark the beginning of Eclipse season, but it is also the first New Moon of a three year cycle with Saturn in Capricorn. So we’ll be talking self-discovery and New Moon ritual. I’ll lead a little meditation for embodied health inspired by this, and we will also be looking at a tarot spread for this new moon as well.
Then we honor the life of Michelle Obama. Michelle is a Capricorn. Her birthday is January 17th (which is today if you are listening to this episode when it aired). So we will celebrate our former first lady’s birthday by looking at this powerful Capricorn Sun, Aries Rising's birth chart for some deeper learning.
Then here is a super fun and informative interview for anyone interested in ritual and plant spirit medicine. We have the honor of riding a cosmic slip n slide with founder of As Above Herbals, Jacqueline Zajdman, @asaboveherbals a Capricorn Sun, Leo Rising herbalist based in Los Angelos. In this interview she shares herbs great for this New Moon, as well as her relationship to astrology and ritual. It’s also a super great interview for anyone interested in reading birth charts, as we break down all 12 houses in the chart.
|Jan 18, 2018|
Season 2, Episode 3: Saturn in Capricorn; Oprah's Birth Chart; Interview with Lisa Levine, founder of Maha Rose
This is a powerful episode for Capricorn Season, of course. An in-depth, soul-centered investigation into Saturn in Capricorn. I share ways to use astrology as a tool for evolution, as well as how to utilize it to bring healing into the body. Then, we look at the incredible spiritual leader Aquarius sun, Sagittarius-Capricorn Cusp Rising, Oprah Winfrey's birth chart and talk about her latest acceptance speech. Then, this dynamic episode is rounded off with an incredibly heart-felt interview with double Capricorn, Lisa Levine, mother and spiritual business owner. She shares incredible insights and tips on continuing to follow your dreams. Hope you enjoy. Love you cousins! (birth charts on instagram @astrology.cousins)
|Jan 11, 2018|
Season 2, Episode 2: Capricorn Season, Current Transits, Interview with Tarot Reader Lindsay Mack
Happy New Year Cosmic Cousins! On this episode, I introduce the house system I work with, the placidus house system, and my eco-documetary project "Trash Canyon: Year of No Waste." I also share a really practical way of understanding the current transits through the lens of soul-centered astrology. With just one question for each planet, you can allow your intentions and energy for the week ahead and the New year to be informed by the current astrological transits. So I am really excited to share that with you. Below you will find these questions listed out.
Also, on this episode, I had the great opportunity to interview bad ass tarot reader and healer, Lindsay Mack. She includes great information about Saturn in Capricorn, the Devil as the representation in the tarot of Capricorn, and we look at her birth chart. Also, she shares a secret she's never revealed before about one of her greatest techniques in writing horoscopes.
Sun- what am I shining a vibrant healing light to at this time?
moon- how might i connect more deeply with my intuition?
Mercury- How might i communicate my highest truths at this time?
venus- What am I giving birth to this week?
mars- How might i best channel my ambition energy this week?
jupiter- What am I expanding into this year?
Saturn- What am I being asked to commit to this year?
Uranus- How am I being innovative this year?
Pluto- What am I transforming this year?
|Jan 03, 2018|
Season 2, Episode 1: Cancer Full Moon; Capricorn Season, New Years, Saturn in Capricorn, Jim Carrey's Birth Chart
Welcome back! To Season 2 of Cosmic Cousins: Soul-Centered Astrology. Season 2 of Cosmic Cousins offers a deep focus on Saturn in Capricorn and is dedicated to honoring the interconnectedness of our universal family, through embodied health, self-discovery, and deeper learning.
On Episode 1, we explore the invitation of Capricorn Season, connect with the energies of the Cancer Full Moon, and study and learn from the great actor Jim Carrey's incredibly rich birth chart.
Happy New Year, Cousins!
|Dec 27, 2017|
Episode 11: Season Finale; Gemini Full Moon; Interview & Music w/ Yogi Amanbir; Anodea Judith’s Birthchart
On this very special season finale of Season 1 of Cosmic Cousins, we go over the profound invitation of the Gemini Full Moon and Mercury Retrograde, we talk astrology and enjoy juicy tracks from our Sagittarius cousins, Yogi Amanbir’s new album, “African Soul and Jaap," and we also honor the life and work of another great Sagittarius cousin, author and chakra teacher, Anodea Judith, author of “Wheels of Life” and “Eastern Body, Western Mind.” Season 1 has been filled with dope magic! And I’ve loved every minute of it! Thanks to all who tuned in and contributed. Much love!
|Nov 29, 2017|
Episode 10: Sagittarius Season; Jupiter in Scorpio Shadow Work; Mercury Retrograde; Decolonizing Thanksgiving
This Thanksgiving we may have a lot of uncomfortable but urgent things to talk about at our dinner tables, including misogyny, sexual violence against women, white supremacy and xenophobia. With Jupiter in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn, we have the opportunity to confront these aspects both within ourselves and on a collective. But perhaps in a much more light-hearted Sagittarian way. On Episode 10, we go over the invitation of Sagittarius Season, as well as talk a little bit about Shadow Work. Mercury Retrograde is also introduced. Enjoy!
|Nov 22, 2017|
Episode 9: Scorpio New Moon Chakra Meditation
On this very special episode of Cosmic Cousins, you will be guided through a soul-centered Scorpio New Moon Chakra Meditation inspired by the current transits. This is an episode to listen to when you are able to carve out sacred time for coming home to yourself, through presence and intention.
|Nov 15, 2017|
Episode 8: Birthchart Interview w/ poet
Enjoy an intimate Birthchart Interview and two poems by Brooklyn-based writer and visual artist, Rochelle Voyles. (Scorpio Sun, Pisces Moon, and Cancer Rising). We discuss her similarities to Joni Mitchell's birthchart, her Chiron in Cancer in the First House, and about living with anxiety. Check out Rochelle's work on instagram at @voylescurio or on her website at www.rochellevoyles.com!
|Nov 08, 2017|
Episode 7: Taurus Full Moon; NYC Attack Event Chart; Joni Mitchell's Birth Chart
Episode 7 of Cosmic Cousins, we will be looking at the Event’s Chart of the recent New York City attack. Then, we will head into the invitation of the Taurus Full Moon, which is this Friday night /slash/ early Saturday morning. Then, we will round out celebrating the great haunting folk singer Joni Mitchell’s Birthday. We will take an investigative look at her birth chart. Enjoy!
|Nov 01, 2017|
Episode 6: Scorpio Season Forecast; Interview + Music w/ Doll Muscle
A soul-centered forecast for this year's Scorpio Season, for both the collective and for each of the 12 Sun and Rising Signs. This episode also features an interview with a New Orleans based performer, Old Magick of Doll Muscle. We look over his birth chart, and talk about Taurus North Node, Virgo Moon, and the 12th + 1st House. In addition, enjoy two tracks from their fresh new EP called "Head High."
|Oct 25, 2017|
Episode 5: Jupiter in Scorpio; Libra New Moon; Interview w/ Shauna Cummins
On this episode we explore the profound invitation of Jupiter in Scorpio and the Libra New Moon, as well as other current transits, including the Cosmic and Dwarf Planets. Then, the episode is rounded off with an incredibly enriching interview with a well-renowned, New York City based Clinical Hypnosis Practitioner, Shauna Cummins, the founder of Wishcraft.
|Oct 18, 2017|
Episode 4: The Sun; Libra - Pisces
A guided meditation through the 12 astrological signs and a deeply investigative and earth-centric approach to understanding the soul invitation of the Sun in astrology, and how it activates through the second half of the cosmic wheel of evolution; through the signs Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces.
|Oct 11, 2017|
Episode 3: Aries Full Moon; Louise Hay's Birthchart; Interview w/ Starcatcher
Exploring the profound invitation and energy of the Aries Full Moon and other current transits; a guided meditation for embodied health inspired off the current transits in the sky; honoring the life of and looking at the birth chart of the beautiful Libra Sun, Louise Hay, author of “You Can Heal Your Life;” and an intimate interview with the magical-trio from Starcatcher, an astrology-based social networking app that links you up with potential collaborators and lovers based off of your birth chart.
|Oct 04, 2017|
Episode 2: The Sun; Aries - Virgo
A deeply investigative and earth-centric approach to understanding the soul invitation of the Sun in astrology, and how it activates through the first half of the cosmic wheel of evolution; through the signs Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, and Virgo.
|Sep 28, 2017|
Episode 1: Universal Premiere; New Moon in Virgo
On this very special universal premiere, we look at the deeper meaning and invitation of the title "Cosmic Cousins." Also on this episode, the terms "Soul-Centered Astrology" and "Embodied Health" are introduced. Other topics include Saturn Return, Upgrading Your Life, the New Moon in Virgo, and the sacred alignment of the inner planets gathering together in the holistic sign of Virgo.
|Sep 20, 2017|