This month’s special guest Jason Holley joins Vanessa Montgomery to chat about all things Aries on the Astrology University Podcast, classic Aries folks Lil Nas X, Elton John, Anne Lister (Gentleman Jack), Will Smith and ‘that’ Saturn in Aries placement…PLUS the new and full Moon, the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction in Pisces, and this month’s cosmic movements so you can plan your month ahead in alignment with the unfolding energies.
☀️Happy EQUINOX Starling!
Get yourself MOVING headfirst into life, headbutt your dreams, wrestle your destiny — ask questions later, or not 🔥you only live this life once-BURN BRIGHT!- it’s GO time! ! !☀️ Channel Goddess Nike, Goddess of Victory in all things.
It’s ARIES SEASON as the Sun drives nature’s settings to burst up and out with a surge of energy and new life—in the Northern Hemisphere.
In the southern, really this is our Halloween, as the Sun is about to dip into shorter days and longer nights-do we celebrate?….crickets. Tumbleweeds. Am I bitter, yes. But I still live vicariously as we celebrate our own Spring with northern hemisphere Halloween. However, as a great fan of Aries initiating energy, I’m here for the start-up QUEEN-Lets go FIRESTARTER!! 🔥🔥🔥
Our featured nonprofit this month is Safe Place International, whose focus is on helping refugees. Learn more and donate to their work today at https://www.safeplaceinternational.org/
Book recs from Holley and Montgomery;
Wayward Lives & Beautiful Experiments, Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women, and Queer Radicals by Saidiya Hartman
Sylvia Wynter: On Being Human as Praxis— “an academic collection of essays by others on Sylvia Wynter’s body of work, beginning with a powerful interview summarizing her work on historical Western definitions of the human across time (Man1 defined by religion; Man2 defined by Renaissance ‘humanism’), and the challenge to discover new modes of being human, which emerge from those who have been defined as “Other” in that discourse.
Black Utopias: Speculative Life and the Music of Other Worlds by Jayna Brown — “a beautiful book about how, situated in a world that has [at times] defined them as non-human, Black folks have engaged different ways of being human and “world-making”. Explores what it means to be utopian as an exploration of other times in the present. Studies a range of individuals from Sojourner Truth to Samuel Delaney (queer utopian writer) to Sun Ra! Really amazing book, inspiring.
Light on Yoga, the classic guide to yoga by BKS Iyengar