Psychotherapist :: Astrologer :: Teacher

Dearest Ladies and Gentlemen, Trans Folk, and Humans of all Kind(s),

My magnificent husband— the remarkably intelligent, outstandingly wise, and now scholar of western history and philosophy, Travis DiRuzza, will defend his dissertation on Friday, December 6th at 2PM Eastern Time (11AM Pacific). We cordially invite you to come join in on the fun and celebrations of a 25+ year journey of education! Travis will present for approximately forty minutes followed by questions from his committee and you — the public. All are welcome, so please invite your friends! The more the merrier!!

Join us on Zoom here: https://zoom.us/j/378876755

How does the world relate to the divine? Plato proposes the doctrine of participation to describe this complex relationship in which divinity is both a part of the world and yet apart from it. Participation gives rise to philosophical problems and enigmas that are only fully resolved in the course of a 1200-year evolution culminating in the work of Maximus the Confessor. Travis will trace this history of ideas and then explore how the participatory relationship with the divine may serve as a template for our relationships with each other.

I also hear there will be a fascinating and original discussion of participation, archetypes, and astrology in this defense. Travis’ dissertation already has raving reviews. See you there~!

In Joyful Celebration,

Jessica and Travis DiRuzza

Happy Hallow’s Eve All~

Today marks the first day of Mercury retrograde in Scorpio. Mercury moves from 27 degrees to 11 degrees of Scorpio for the first three weeks of November. This is a time of reviewing, revisioning, and reforming your relationship to the shared resources in your life – property, deeds, money, anything of high value in your life and to power – sex, sexuality, how you use your libidinal creative life force energy and your shakti power. Mercury is moving through the shadowy realms, unveiling your truest desires and all that keeps you from expressing them with clarity. Distortions from our past, especially in our relationships, are being peeled away during this time.

Please join us this Sunday, November 3rd from 2-3:30PM Eastern Time for Kerri Welch’s free livestream on fractals in astrology. Kerri is a teacher, astrologer, and has devoted her scholarship to time, physics, and fractal consciousness. It will be splendid.

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All blessings on this Hallow’s Eve

Sign-up now for this FREE trustpsyche livestream right here!

Kerri is a philosopher of time, mind, and physics, a professor, writer, and astrologer. She holds a PhD in Philosophy and Religion concentrating in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness from California Institute of Integral Studies, where she teaches courses on sacred geometry, modern physics, and the science of temporal perception. Her book-in-progress, The Texture of Time, explores the science of temporal perception against a backdrop personal narrative, interweaving themes of Austin’s natural and cultural history within the larger layers of the evolution of consciousness, neurochemistry, and the physics of time.

In this talk, Kerri will discuss the cycling cosmos overhead, to the ebb and flow of churning creeks, to sleeps, blinks, breaths, heartbeats, and fleeting thoughts, as we exist amidst a vast range of timescales.

We burn at a controlled 98 degrees Fahrenheit, an organized flow of energy, standing still in a moving stream. Here, we create time, with all its loops and twists, hurries and sighs, ploddings and alacrities, magic and misery. This lecture will wind a path through the realms of philosophy, modern physics, neurochemistry, and astrology, exploring what science can tell us about how time emerges through a consciousness in, and of, the cosmos.

For those of you who do not yet know her work, you can check out her blog textureoftime.wordpress.com.

NEW EPISODE OF STREAM PODCAST || Through the Portal of Shame, Stream 14, now available on YouTube | Spotify | iTunes | GooglePlay | Podbean.

Stream 14, the trustpsyche monthly astrology and psychology podcast, gives voice to the deep underworld journey of going through the portal of shame in the reclamation of voice and creative power.

We come to the time of year, in the cycle of life, of equal day and equal night. The sign of Libra which is about balance, harmony, grace, justice, fairness, and cooperation. Libra’s motto is “We Are”. There could not be a more important time for us to remember this truth. Equinox blessings to each of you as we balance the light and dark within ourselves and our world.

This amazing talk by Dr. Chris Bache ranged across everything from the powerfully transformative use of psychedelics to the death-rebirth mystery, reincarnation, the ocean of suffering, diamond luminosity, the future human, and finally coming off the mountain. Pre-order your copy of LSD and the Mind of the Universe: Diamonds from Heaven today!

Thank you so much to Chris for everything he has generously shared with all of us. Enjoy!

Hello Everyone,

I am delighted about my upcoming course, Astrological Counseling: How to Run a Successful Professional Practice. We have an amazing cohort of dedicated astrologers who have come together to study, and I am pleased by the way the course content has coalesced. The class is half oriented toward chart interpretation and counseling skills, and half oriented toward strong and healthy professional business practices.

I currently have one spot remaining for the upcoming course, which begins Sunday, September 8th for 15 weeks online. This course is offered every two years and will not be available for purchase afterward as are all other trustpsyche courses (due to confidentiality of practitioners and clients). If you would like to review the general syllabus to see what will be covered, you can email me directly. I would be happy to share it with you.

This is an opportunity to invest in your business and take it to the next level, to study closely with me and a group of peers, and to bring your astrology practice to where you want and need it to be as a thriving and healthy business. To register or for more information, please email me directly at Jessica@trustpsyche.com.

Thank you,

Stream 13, the trustpsyche monthly astrology and psychology podcast, is an inside look into the spiritual practice of correlating life experience with your transits. Have a listen now and enjoy!

I hope all of you will join us for the upcoming trustpsyche free livestream with Chris Bache. Chris is a wonderful speaker, writer, and teacher and is a true visionary. I always feel spiritually invigorated after hearing him share his life-altering experiences and visionary states of consciousness. Sign-up here!

Also, as I mention at the end of this Stream, we have a very special cohort of astrologers for my upcoming Astrological Counseling course which begins Sunday, September 8th, 2019! I am willing to take up to three more students for the course. This course is an investment for your professional astrological practice (is a business write-off). I encourage you to email me directly at Jessica@trustpsyche.com to register or ask any questions you may have. I would be happy to share the overview of the course with you.

Thank you as always,

We are very honored to have Christopher M. Bache, PhD as our next guest presenter for our monthly trustpsyche livestream on Sunday, September 1st, 2019. Sign-up here now! This livestream will kick-off Chris’ European tour for his forthcoming book!

LSD and the Mind of the Universe: Diamonds from Heaven

In this talk Chris Bache will share some of the boundaries crossed and the lessons learned in his 20-year psychedelic journey reported in his forthcoming book LSD and the Mind of the Universe (November, 2019). 73 high dose LSD sessions conducted between 1979-1999 became the philosophical adventure of a lifetime, but one that he had to keep largely hidden from his colleagues and society. Now that psychedelic sacraments are returning to legitimate scientific and academic discourse, Professor Bache can reveal the story of his extraordinary pilgrimage into the mind of the cosmos, the trials he faced, and the sublime intimacy with the Divine that opened. 

Christopher M. Bache is professor emeritus in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Youngstown State University where he taught for 33 years. He is also adjunct faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies and a Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. An award-winning teacher and international speaker, Chris’ work explores the philosophical implications of non-ordinary states of consciousness, especially psychedelic states. Chris has written four books translated into six languages: Lifecycles – a study of reincarnation in light of contemporary consciousness research; Dark Night, Early Dawn – a pioneering work in psychedelic philosophy and collective consciousness; and The Living Classroom, an exploration of teaching and collective fields of consciousness. His new book is LSD and the Mind of the Universe: Diamonds from Heaven.

Forthcoming book, November 2019 release!

Chris is a dear and beloved teacher of ours. For those of you who do not yet know his work, you can check out his books mentioned above. I highly recommend reading all of them. Dark Night Early Dawn was a key book that shaped my cosmology along with Lifecycles. The Living Classroom is a must read for all teachers who practice in a transpersonal pedagogy, upon which my teaching style and approach is based.

We will see you all on September 1st for this incredible talk! Sign-up here!

The brilliance of the evolutionary impulse seen throughout the universe is the very same impulse that is embedded within your own soul and its desires. In this livestream, Christina Hardy paints a big picture view of the soul’s evolutionary intelligence as reflected in the astrological birth chart. Within this evolutionary context, she focuses on the meaning of the planetary symbols of Pluto, Mars, and the Moon’s Nodes as they describe the soul’s desires, karmic past, and evolutionary intent.

We are grateful for Christina’s presentation this month for the trustpsyche livestream. You can see more about Christina and schedule a reading with her at TranspersonalServices.com.

We are very excited for our guest speaker next month, which we will announce this coming Tuesday!