Dear Students,

You come to me from all around the world. We enter into this sacred contract as teacher and student. Together, we grow, learn, and transform. I am overcome with Joy at the opportunity to be your teacher and work together in these ways. My thanks is in my Voice, my gestures, my tears.

As I recorded the introduction video to Deepen Your Astrological Practice earlier this week, I realized some important things. My silence as a teacher over the past two and half years has been gestating something deep and new. I had intuited what it may be, but it was not until I spoke I felt the Beauty and Truth of what was coming through me. It is also very clear to me that this channeling of this astrological awareness is not possible without you. You call me forward and help pull through me what needs to emerge.

As your teacher, I am forever grateful to be able to serve you in these ways. Use me. Take me all the way. I am yours. Set your clear intentions and I am here to meet you in the middle.

There is one spot left for the live version of Deepen Your Astrological Practice. I can feel that it wants to be taken by someone. If this someone is you please write to Travis at TravisDiRuzza@gmail.com to join before we begin this Sunday, September 23rd, 2018.

Thank you and see you soon.
Jessica

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Deepen Your Astrological Practice begins in just a few weeks on Sunday, September 23rd, online. The course is almost full with four spaces remaining for the live class. A generous donation was given to the course, and I am now offering two partial scholarships to those who want to attend live and need financial assistance. If you or someone you know would like one of these partial scholarships please email Travis at TravisDiRuzza@gmail.com. The scholarships will be given out on a first come first serve basis.

I am blown away by what has been created for this course by the dozen plus other astrologers and artists with whom I have collaborated. Original works of art, dance, music, and meditations have come pouring through so many gifted humans. The astrological insights for this course are currently flooding my consciousness as well. I love teaching and it is an honor to be back in the cosmic saddle.

My clear intention with this course is to support and guide each person to have their unique relationship with the planetary archetypes. What is most important to me is for each person to find and strengthen their voice and channel of these powerful, creative, and divine energies. My speciality is seeing you and helping you open more fully to what wants to manifest. Please come and share this time and space with me if this calls to you. I welcome all walks of life, from all parts of the world, and from all spiritual backgrounds.

It is so,

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On this episode of Correlations, Matthew Stelzner and Jessica DiRuzza celebrate the passing of the Great artist and revolutionary, Aretha Franklin. We go on a fun exploration of the planetary aspects in Aretha’s birth chart and have a powerful dialogue about the psychology of respect and how it relates to the Saturn-Uranus alignment. We also begin a dialogue about the intersubjective field and how it relates to the discovery of new ideas and thought forms. (We are still setting up the new space so the camera work is crooked this time).

We also offer a special 10% off discount for my new astrology course, Deepen Your Astrological Practice, for all our Correlations listeners. Register for the livestream or recorded version of the online course before September 23rd and also receive 14 extra hours of focused dialogues on the meaning and practice of working with the 45 Planetary Archetypes by Matthew and me. Register here: trustpsyche.com/correlations.

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Hello Lovers of the Universe!

Register now at trustpsyche.com for my new online astrology course by tomorrow, August 1st, for the early discount. We have an awesome group of people so far and I would love for YOU to join us. We will livestream this Equinox 2018 on Sundays for 11 weeks. The course will become available to take at your own pace mid-December if you cannot make it live. Pre-order discounts available now  for the livestream and the completed course in mid-December at trustpsyche.com.

Total Lunar Eclipse in Leo and Aquarius on July 27th, 2018. Amplifying our actions as potent prayers. Watch this Facebook Live video streamed during the eclipse.

I will Facebook Live tomorrow, August 1st, at Noon Eastern Time on Mercury retrograde in the fire sign of Leo. Join me at Jessica DiRuzza.

Watch below for a 25 minute video of Matthew Stelzner and me about my new astrology course. I hope you will join us!

Cosmically Yours,

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I am so excited to be teaching again. We have a fantastic group of people for the course. I would love for you to join us for the livestream this Equinox or at your own pace anytime after. The video and audio will become available within 24 hours of each class recording. If you have any questions at all, please contact the sweet and kind Travis at travisdiruzza@gmail.com. Register by August 1st for pre-order discounts.

~Total Lunar Eclipse Blessings~

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Dear Fellow Travelers,

I am thrilled to share the culmination of the last decade of work with you. I would be honored for you to join me this Equinox. Deepen Your Astrological Practice: A Psychospiritual Journey through the forty-five Planetary Combinations. Please read the information below to register and for more details.

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Come share sacred space as we invoke the mystery of the planets to deepen our relationship with the divine. To commune with the archetypes is to remember, for they already live and breathe inside of you and you inside of them. They are the alphabet of a love-language from which we are continually spoken into existence—love-letters to us from Source. By listening and responding to the divine invitation, we come into profounder relation with the archetypes, undergoing their initiatory rites and drinking from the wellspring of their wisdom.

The culmination of my last decade of work, this course takes us on a transformative journey that integrates didactic learning, artistic expression, and embodied experience. We travel together with other astrologers, practitioners, and artists whose craft and mastery helps open the multidimensionality of the archetypes. As living sacred symbols that permeate and inform all areas of life, this in-depth exploration of the meaning of each of the 45 combinations is applicable not only to your astrological practice, but to all disciplines, relationships, and experiences. A transpersonal and depth psychological lens illuminates how engaging these cosmic energies rejoins the evolution of our souls to that of the anima mundi. In this course, you will receive:

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    • 45 hours of teaching 
    • Weekly downloadable PDFs
    • 45 artistic accompaniments: astrologers and artists have collaborated to create original video productions combining music, dance, word, and image for each archetypal combination
    • Additional resources, including experiential exercises, guided meditation, and guest appearances from other astrologers and practitioners of the healing arts

    Beginning September 23rd, the class will be livestreamed to a limited number of participants for 11 weeks on Sundays from 2:00-6:30pm ET (with a 30 minute break). There will be time for students’ questions and comments each session. The course is open to all levels. The cost to take it live is $1089 and includes permanent access to all classes, PDFs, and additional materials via the course website—a living cookbook to reference at any time. Register by August 1st for a discounted price of $979 by completing the fields below and submitting your payment.

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In mid-December, the finished course will be available for $889. This includes everything mentioned above except the ability to ask questions and follow the course in real time. Pre-order below by August 1st for a discounted price of $789. ***Please leave your name and email address in the “Note” section when you pay with PayPal.***

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For other questions, please contact Travis DiRuzza: travisdiruzza@gmail.com.

We are going to have a lot of fun!
Come and ride the cosmic waves together.

Gratefully yours,

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In my experience, being human means knowing pain, loss, fear, and confusion along with joy, felt intimacy, and meaningful connection. Meaningful relationship, with ourselves and with others, is the foundation of a balanced and flourishing life. And yet, so often our lives can be filled with difficult and challenging emotions. The archetype of the Moon is the psycho-somatic part of our being – our bodies, feelings, and emotions. The Moon is the relationship we have with our mother and family, our early childhood experiences, and how we nurture ourselves and others. Whereas the archetype of Jupiter expands whatever it touches so we must first look at what is being touched in the lunar dimension of life to understand what is being amplified here. Growth often comes with growing pains, some discomfort, anxiety, and fear of the unknown as we work our edges. Moon-Jupiter teaches us that when we take care of our core needs and nourish ourselves there is an abundance of support and maternal care that blesses our lives. When we get overly caught in what is comfortable and easy we sometimes miss the larger call to grow.

Sung to you by the lovely Travis DiRuzza.

This episode of Correlations is unique in that it is a real life example of the journey we go on when being with our difficult feelings toward an event and person, in light of reading their birth chart. We begin the episode with Matthew’s complex and difficult feelings toward Melania Trump recently wearing the jacket “I don’t really care do U?“ to the southern border of Texas to visit the children being detained by the US government.

As we explore these complex feelings we use the tool of nonviolent communication to begin to understand how we can read birth charts in an empowering and non-shaming way, using the chart and transits of Melania as our focus. We also have a healing experience discussing the grief process, the path of forgiveness, and the balance of feeling our raw and powerful feelings while also practicing nonviolence. Our hope is there is something in here for you in the process, as much as, or more than the content.

After recording this episode, I keep coming back to the proverbial question: How do we best take care of ourselves while taking care of others?

Compassion at our borders. Boundaries as compassionate. What can this look like? I know that in order for me to have compassion I have to be resourced. When I am under resourced in my life whether physically, spiritually, or emotionally I have a very hard time accessing my compassion. One way I get more resourced is to have better boundaries as a form of self-care. I simply cannot take care of others if I cannot take care of myself. I see a lot of Americans around me under resourced and struggling with boundaries and self-care. This is at first confusing and then very sad for me. We are the richest most powerful country in the world and yet so many Americans are sick, tired, depressed, and anxious. We have become a top-heavy empire where the majority of our resources goes to fighting all kinds of fights at home and abroad instead of caring for our people. No wonder we cannot have compassion at our borders. We do not have enough compassion within our borders.

These days, I am most interested in meeting in the middle. Liberalism and conservatism are beginning to feel like racism and sexism. Polarization and discrimination that is hurting every one. As someone who used to identify as a “liberal” I see my liberal brothers and sisters participating in acts of unkindness while pointing the finger at the conservatives and saying they are evil and need to be saved. Saved from what? Once we begin to think we have the power and duty to save someone else I find we get into a whole lot of trouble. When is wanting to save someone else or an idea of the way the world should be a form of not taking responsibility for our own lives and a form of spiritual bypass? Ideologies have become strait jackets of armor we wear to make ourselves feel better about our position while often hurting people along the way. It is not being a liberal or a conservative that makes one kind or unkind. It is one’s human heart, acts of compassion, and the way one treats all of life. I know plenty of “liberal” Trumps in this world. I also know it is really uncomfortable to admit we are all implicated. There is no such thing as a pure life anymore. Maybe there never was. Because no matter how much I care and do my best someone is suffering for the things I have. We cannot currently escape this and there is no one party that is responsible for this. I believe we are all responsible for this system we have inherited.

I do not want to fight wars abroad and I do not want to fight wars at home. It is far too easy to get caught in the drama of there is not enough and lose kindness and respect for one another. Yes, I care a whole lot and my best guess is so do you. Because that is what human beings do — care. It is one of our greatest human features. And the one that most easily gets tangled up in pain, confusion, and despair when we need something we do not have: shelter, food, water, love, attention, and understanding. I do not think it is right to separate children from their parents. It is a very unskilled way of communicating a message. We can say no and still be kind. Even better, we can give other options of how to move forward while still honoring our necessary rules and boundaries. I will always stand up and protect those in need. Parenting for peace in our homes allows us to parent for peace everywhere else in our lives. Peace in my home means no more Trump or Republican bashing. It’s a sick little game that I do not want to play anymore. I believe there are more skilled and resourced ways for me to care. To show up and love the people in my life, to speak out when I do not agree, and to take really good care of myself.

In my experience, we have to police our borders when we feel there is a lack or we are in fear that something important will be taken away. A watch dog to protect borderlines. So much energy goes into the policing that could otherwise go into the resourcing, if we actually trusted we are going to be okay — truly feeling and experiencing there is more than enough right here, right now.

As a psychotherapist, I support people in their deepest pain, confusion, and despair. I see more than ever, every person is sensitive, compassionate, and wants to be loved and understood. I am here to offer care and support. I, however, do not want to use my energy to attack any more. Feeling anger, rage, hatred = all good and necessary. But I do not want to shame, blame, or attack from this place. It is SO hard. Probably one of the hardest things for me not to do in life, and I certainly do not always get it right the first time around. I find the best way to feed our demons is to give them lots of light (attention) and love (care). The demons move from ugly and scary monsters to wise and compassionate beings — from distorted to clear. I need help loving my monsters and I imagine that means you do too.

We are all finding our way through right now. These are undoubtedly challenging times to be alive for a lot of people. I am doing my best to share my real experiences. I see all of you amazing people out there doing your best to show up with so much love, creativity, care, and kindness. You absolutely do not go unnoticed or unappreciated. THANK YOU!

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Psychological splitting is one of our primary defense mechanisms, a normal and healthy function of the individual psyche that occurs in every human being. On the one hand, it offers us protection until we are strong and ready enough to encounter and integrate those parts of our self, good and bad, that at first feel foreign to the ego. On the other hand, splitting functions more deeply, transcending our individual psyches by serving collective and transpersonal purposes. Psyche is not just on the inside, but is the universal mind in which we all swim together. In this sense, psyche is fractal, and we are each a diamond whose facets catch the light of communal relation in a kaleidoscopic network of interactions. We play different roles for one another, not just due to individual projections, but as part of a larger group gestalt, a broader process of psyche coming to know itself better as each individual becomes more integrated through working their relationships.

More than just a defense mechanism, psychological splitting is a way that you hold a piece of me until I am ready to recognize it as myself, and vice versa. In our closest relationships, our friends and partners often carry traits that we have trouble accepting as our own. By being in these relationships, we can slowly drink in those seemingly foreign traits. Thus, splitting in not pathological, but a way of integrating Self at a pace that we can handle. It is a form of amnesis, or forgetting, that is to our benefit. Just as we cannot see all our past lives less we be overwhelmed by their weight and unable to engage cleanly in the present, so too are we unable to see all the parts of ourselves right away. We must gradually become that which we already are potentially. We do this by interacting with people and our environment, by slowly reclaiming those parts of our Self that we initially, often for our own good, split off from ourselves. Splitting relates to the Saturn-Pluto complex in the sky presently. We can look at the birth chart to help us to see the unique ways in which each of us is prone to splitting. By identifying and working with these personal archetypal themes, we are aided on our soul journey toward becoming our fullest selves.

~Full Moon Blessings on Saturn and Pluto~

Sung to you by the lovely Travis DiRuzza.

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Venus is the Goddess of Love and Beauty. She is in rare and powerful alignments now through the rest of 2018. On this episode of Correlations, Matthew Stelzner and Jessica DiRuzza have a heartfelt discussion about how to make the most of Venus through her phases in love, relationship, art, music, and dance. The Goddess herself is going through powerful transformations in the ascension process, and making herself available in new ways for us all to engage in.

~Truth, Beauty, Love.~

Music by the lovely Travis DiRuzza.

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