Travis and Jessica DiRuzza discuss the archetypal meaning of solar and lunar eclipses. By understanding both the astronomy and astrology of eclipses we can best align ourselves with their potent energy. Looking at the solar eclipse of July 2nd and lunar eclipse of July 16th, which powerfully activate the Saturn-Pluto conjunction of 2018-2021, while Mercury retrogrades over it from July 7-31, Travis and Jessica share their understandings of eclipses.
Travis DiRuzza discusses the evolution of philosophical theories of time and their relevance for astrology, as well as the role of narrative in identity creation through time. Our assumptions about time are the premises underlying our astrology and affect how we practice. Living in a time-directional cosmos has implications for our self-understanding and how we hold our suffering. Other considerations include philosophy of astrology, self-transformation through the storytelling of our lives, ethics, and death, as well as pizza, cities, melodies, Zeno, Boo Radley, Tarot, and more, with applications to chart-reading and life-living. Concluding with a song recorded specially for this occasion.
Please join us on Sunday, June 2nd for the trustpsyche livestream, “Transformations of Time,” where Travis DiRuzza will discuss the relevance of evolving notions of time for astrology, as well as the changes wrought upon each of us as we live through time. Signup for the Zoom link a trustpsyche.com/livestream. Bring your lovely selves, your comments, and questions.
**This livestream and all future livestreams will only air through Zoom. You must register at trustpsyche.com/livestream. If you cannot make it live we post the following Tuesday on trustpsyche YouTube channel.
I am proud to share this music-dance-poetry-art video that Travis created, featuring Soleil Chappelle, Brendan Smith, and Tara Swasti. Travis put together 45 of these videos as part of our online course: Deepen Your Astrological Practice (begin now at trustpsyche.com/#deepen). There is one video for each pair of planets: this one is Mercury-Saturn. We’d love to hear your reactions!
Today VENUS-URANUS conjunction + MERCURY-SATURN trine: an original dance-music-poetry-art video from the astrology course, Deepen Your Astrological Practice, which illustrates Mercury-Saturn in the context of meditations on death. I don’t believe astrology can predict the moment of death (hear from Jessica on this topic in Stream 1). Though Saturn is its symbol, death has less to do with the cosmic archetypes, and more to do with a person’s unique and particular historical existence, here in the realm where mortality has the last word. Death is our inescapable fate, and though our soul lives on, this incarnation only happens once. Our time here is finite, which demands that we honor time as a sacred resource, both for ourselves and for others. For even more poignant than our own death (after which we will have passed into the expansiveness of the life between lives), is the death of others (for which we remain painfully present). Their preciousness in light of their impermanence encourages our right action toward them, illuminating the Saturnian connections between manifestation, time, death, and ethics.
Thank you to the 60+ people who attended the livestream this past Sunday. It is an honor to stand in the fire with each of you.
We look forward to being with you the first Sunday of June the 2nd at 2PM EST for Travis DiRuzza’s talk on the Transformations of Time. A continuation of the Saturn-Pluto talk of this month. To join LIVE you will need to register at www.trustpsyche.com/livestream.
**Please note, we will no longer be streaming LIVE on Facebook or YouTube. However, the video will be posted the following Tuesday on all social media platforms for you to view if you cannot join LIVE.
I am speaking this Sunday, May 5th, at 2PM EST for a free livestream through trustpsyche. I would love to see you there.
You are each invited to my livestream talk on May 5th at 2PM Eastern Time where I will discuss how I understand the current planetary alignments of our time. For those who have seen my Saturn-Neptune talk given at Esalen in 2014, this Saturn-Pluto talk will be of a comparable level of interpretation.
All are welcome. To watch live you can join in at trustpsyche on FB // trustpsyche YouTube channel // or to ask questions via Zoom, signup attrustpsyche.com/livestream.
We loved making this Stream for you and we hope you enjoy it too!
Stream 10 hosts our first guest, Travis DiRuzza. We share our love of astrology, synastry, connection, and one another during this in-depth conversation about a metaphysics of relationship. We explore why synastry is a significant and necessary form of correspondence in our age.