This month’s special guest, Fernanda Paiva joins Vanessa Montgomery on the Astrology University Podcast to chat about all things Taurus 2022, classic Taurus David Beckham, PLUS the new and full Moon eclipses, a few Uranus in Taurus insights, and this month’s cosmic movements so you can plan your month ahead in alignment with the unfolding planetary themes.
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LIFE IS PRECIOUS–Cleave to nature-roll in the grass-roll in the hay! Plant seeds-upcycle luxury items-be venus in faux furs-only eat organic-start a community garden-become a plant mom-get a massage-learn to massage-align with your highest values-invest in cryptocurrency-grow your assets-keep your gold where you can see it-discover your sensual/creative side-take nude art shots in the forest/prairie/moors/mountains/feld/gardens/river/lake-unleash your inner hedonist-work smart-learn to make music-make your own kombucha/slow food/ferments/sourdough bread-love your body and enjoy the pleasure principle-build a log cabin-go off grid-pool your resources-embrace radical change-honor the Goddess/your body/natures intelligence-trade/barter-dance-do a course on cooking / spices / perfumery / pottery / macrame / fintech / blockchain / permaculture / digital design / art- channel your inner forest nymph 24/7.
I noticed Guccis Love Parade Campaign this week, with its theme of a hedonistic dinner party, I thought, classic Taurus!! As it turns out most of the featured stars have prominent Taurus placements–well cast-especially for a luxury label.
△Miley Cyrus> Taurus asc
△Snoop Dogg> Taurus asc
△Jared Leto> Taurus asc
△Liu Wen > Taurus Moon
△Beanie Feldstein > Venus in Taurus
△The original Guccio Gucci had a beautiful placement of Venus conjunct Neptune in Taurus, with Pluto in Taurus as well. He certainly built to last!
△Personally, I’m forever sporting a creature comfort-loving, practical, arts and beauty appreciator/creator, open to hedonism and velvet-covered everything, long vegan lunches that merge into dinner time, Taurus rising! What area of your chart is lit up by the Sun’s light over Taurus season? Note what this luminary reveals on its annual sojourn.
That said, with a nose for quality Taurus does adore luxury as much as it appreciates rustic, bucolic, pastoral delights..dirt cheap. If there’s something Taurus likes, it’s a bargain!! Taurus likes growth- to accumulate if not hoard, not spend. So don’t think you’ll be emptying the coffers this season just because it’s ruled by Taurus. Eco, upcycling and slow practical arts are all themes we’ll continue to see as cottage core grounds in over the Uranus through Taurus era. So start kneading that sourdough and fermenting your homegrown organic cabbage; I hear it’s especially lovely with dill.
This month’s featured non-profit is David Beckham’s fund ‘7’ in partnership with UNICEF 7.org
“We want to help children around the world – especially girls — break down barriers that too often steal dreams away: violence, bullying, child marriage, and missed education. With the right support, these kids can be anything. No limits. No barriers. Just potential. More about the initiative here Emergency fund for Ukrainian children here
Book recs from Paiva & Montgomery
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
This months special guest Dr. Safron Rossi joins Vanessa Montgomery on the Astrology University Podcast to chat about all things Aquarius, classic Aquarius Gertrude Stein, PLUS the new and full Moon, Venus retrograde, Jupiter sextile Uranus, mythology, and this month’s cosmic movements so you can plan your month.
As an added bonus and in the spirit of Aquarius, Safron shares her new book The Kore Goddess: A Mythology and Psychology, and shares thoughts about the Kore goddess archetype.
Things to do in ♒️ season: grab your girl gang⚡️read a book⚡️write your opus⚡️electrify your mind⚡️talk to strangers⚡️turn on⚡️fly your freak flag⚡️be the revolution⚡️protest⚡️save the environment⚡️feminist up⚡️queer up⚡️shatter stereotypes
-life’s precious-Vive la liberte!!
The Cosmic Eye Monthly Forecast: SAGITTARIUS SEASON (Podcast)
☀️ We have a laugh about The pitfalls (message yours in!)☀️ New and Full Moon
☀️ The headline act~ Venus retrograde ☀️ & Mars gearing up in Sagittarius.
☀️Listen in for the opportunity transits and featured electional dates for good timing around key actions + a fun new segment ‘Things to do in Sagittarius Season’.
☀️ Schedule your one-to-one private astrology consultation here or gift your nearest and dearest for a look at what’s happening now + coming up in 2022.
Hey, star crossed Starling, I’m writing two weekly horoscopes for you, so we’ve got both hemispheres covered. Both are relevant astrologically! Catch the cosmic tea here:
⭐️ Northern: GLAMOUR MAGAZINE it’s cosmic here
⭐️ Southern: NEWS.COM.AU here
Today’s new moon in Leo packed a jack in the box punch to get you out of the box! In a tense square to cosmic shock jock Uranus, you need to budge on something you’ve been resisting or be pushed out of your comfort zone. What is it you need to integrate? Opposit Saturn, suggests
“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” Andy Warhol – Classic Leo
Set your intentions around all things confidence, leadership, and like classic Leo Madonna says,
“Express yourself don’t repress yourself
Commit to shining every damn day like the sun, you don’t need a reason, explanation or excuse to be here and do you thang.
BONUS — Let’s take a look at this week
Mercury makes a move: Mercury moves into Virgo
Mercury joins Venus and Mars in the quiet and diligent sign of Virgo on Thursday. This prequel to Virgo season refines the edges of Leo, perfecting and preening the glamorous starlet or heroic vibe. With an exacting eye on detail, ask ‘is it worth it, before using your time and energy on any particular pursuit. If you’ve already found yourself in early spring clean mode, don’t panic, all is as it should be. If you see a better way of doing something or have a critique to share, ask if it’s ready to be received first to avoid a classic Virgo pitfall.
Are you thinking big enough?
Jupiter could have us thinking big and overshooting the mark. Make the most of inspiration and the opportunity to expand your horizons while doing your due diligence before taking action or sharing your hot-take.
If you find yourself monologuing while your audience creeps away, you know you’re doing it wrong; ask questions, and listen. (Goddess knows we’ve all been there lately!)
Fire and air signs, take your ideas seriously, remember there’s always more to learn, make space for new knowledge. Water and earth signs, take your time with it and take the opportunity to open up your perspective.
It’s just a phase: This week’s Moons
Since last Saturday was host to a new moon in proud Leo, the lunar cycle is in the new to quarter waxing phase this week. Take your bright idea, your intentions or plan, and get behind it with action steps before refining next week.
Check the moon for your sign for this week!
Leo through to Tuesday
Virgo through to Thursday
Libra through to Saturday
Scorpio through Saturday to Monday week
Is this the real thing? Is this just fantasy? Venus opposes Neptune
Venus is a relational planet covering many things, including love and beauty. Neptune is the timeless mystic (and romantic) representing the doorway to direct luminal experience or a beautiful illusion; usually, it’s a bit of both.
The aspect they form this week suggests you enjoy a mirage for all its worth, but don’t’ be disappointed by the fantasy. Think of it like looking into a magical mirror where you can see whatever you want.
Indulge in the arts, beauty and perhaps an ideal without expecting someone else to ever live up to your idea of perfection. We’re all human and doing our best after all.
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