Correlations Podcast: Disclosure3

I am ecstatic to share one of my favorite episodes of Correlations ever recorded. We also include video of us and the astrology charts we discuss for those who want to watch as we talk.

This is Episode 3 of the mini-series, “Disclosure.” Please remember that each episode released, makes most sense, as part of a larger unfolding arc. In this episode, under the large Pisces Stellium, ​Matthew Stelzner and Jessica DiRuzza enter into a healing reverie state. Playing with the present archetypal energies and one another, a space is opened for an adventure in consciousness. Discussion of synastry and the necessity and magic of this form of correspondence is opened up.

Thank you for your support. As always, we welcome your feedback and questions.

Jessica DiRuzza

Correlations Podcast: Disclosure2

I am super proud to announce that I am the new host of Correlations: The Astrology Podcast. This is episode 2 of our mini series, “Disclosure”. I am joined again by Matthew Stelzner (host 2011-17) as we look at the role of the astrologer in session work and society. We examine astrology in academia and question the suitability of this container for the soul of astrology.

For full disclosure, Episode 2 is edgier than our first episode. Both Matthew and myself feel the need to clear our minds and throats in order to share our true voices. The upcoming Episode 3, to be released later this week, is one of my favorite episodes we have ever recorded. This is just the beginning and we look forward to revealing more of who we are and how we practice astrology now.

I received some feedback about the impact of what we are sharing here. I want to be extra clear and say the reason we are sharing our perspectives and experiences here, with all of you, is with the full intention to liberate the practice and language of astrology for all. We desire for astrology to be more inclusive of all people, ways of being, and modes of expression. With each episode, we will do our best to convey to you what we are being guided to share in this disclosure.

Thank you for your support. We always welcome your feedback and questions.

All my relations,

Jessica DiRuzza

Correlations Podcast: #Disclosure

Hey Everybody! Happy Eclipse/Portal Time. It is Correlations’ Birthday. We are honoring and celebrating the 7th anniversary of Correlations, born February 12, 2011. Jessica DiRuzza (formerly Garfield-Kabbara) assumes hosting duties and Matthew Stelzner joins her. Together they share the changes and transformations they have been through over the past year as astrologers. This episode is part of a larger series of episodes we are calling “Disclosure,” in which Matthew and Jessica reveal the way they see and participate with the Divine, through the language of astrology, which we now refer to as a “love language,” the purpose of which is contacting the higher self and receiving her loving messages.

Re-Visioning Saturn: The Workings of Time

Saturn has moved into the Earth sign of Capricorn. Patience. There is a deep affinity between Saturn and Capricorn. As a Capricorn with Saturn strongly placed in my natal chart, I feel a sense of relief. Call this relief a homecoming or a sound grounding force that brings crystalline awareness and a sobering equanimity.

Today, on Monday, January 15th 2018, Saturn will be accompanied by five other planets in Capricorn, including the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Pluto. This means the most inner celestial body of the Moon to the farthest planet in our solar system carry this Capricorn energy, for a time being. In the case of Saturn, two and a half years, from December 2017 – December 2020, it will move through it’s ruling sign of the mountain or sea goat. In the case of Pluto, thirteen years, in the case of the Sun, one month. I think of the signs as  morphic fields of energy, similar to memory banks or the akashic record. They hold all the experiences of all people and all events that have taken place within that sign over the millennia. There is a symbiotic intrahosting between the planetary archetype and the zodiac sign it moves through as our planet and all planets spin through space, vibrating with the intelligence of each sign’s particular harmonic configuration. The timing and the order of this cosmic dance is of no accident. In such, I believe, we must take seriously the timing and order of such cosmic events. I find it is most useful to stay curious as we reflect than jump to strict interpretive and prescriptive conclusions. At the same time, each planetary archetype and zodiac sign carry key signature qualities we can glean a lot of information and guidance from in our meditations.

What is Saturn in Capricorn about? Practically speaking, in our household we have made a yearly budget. We spent time setting clear short term and long term goals that align and serve one another. A daily self-care routine of exercise, meditation, journaling, and eating well. A balance of work and play. We made sure our schedules suit our lifestyle and we took out anything that feels like too much energy for little to no return. We hired our first CPA, our first financial advisor, and made a retirement plan. These examples show what we need, right now, in our household for peace of mind.  And for a Capricorn, peace of mind brings creative freedom and joy that is rarely enjoyed without having structures, plans, and goals set in place. So often people express fear in having a routine, a structure, or a plan in place. That somehow it limits them and their creative flow. However, from a Capricorn’s perspective over the past thirty plus years, I have to proclaim (positively affirm) it does the opposite for me. I have more creative flow, more freedom, and more ease from the conscious goals, plans, and structures I have created for myself and with my husband. I am not talking about arbitrary or societal limits put in place just for the sake of doing the “right” thing. I am talking about taking a lot of time to really know oneself and what one’s needs are in order to feel healthy, happy, grounded, and clear.

As a client of mine says, the cold hard calculus of what we want, what we have, and what we are willing to invest to bridge the gap. Capricorn demands we put aside defenses of escape from our lives through wishful thinking and work with what is right here, right now. There is no jumping to the future and bypassing the present reality of our situation, whatever that may be. In this move, there is a deep acceptance of the present which we cannot stop from the past, and we begin to take responsibility for our karmic web. The way we have prioritized and structured our lives is our example of living our intentions and working toward our personal goals for our family. Each person and each family will have their own goals and intentions depending where they are at in life. Saturn in Capricorn requires (invite is not the energy of this sign) we face these bottom line necessities of survival straight on. My guess is the aversion to require something feels like it is coming from some outside foreign ruler when Saturn in Capricorn says this ruler can all be you for the price of the following…

What is Saturn in Capricorn about? Spiritually speaking, we are asked to reflect on personal authority, inner wisdom, and strength. We are asked to meditate on what it means to be responsible. What are we willing to take responsibility for in our own lives for greater freedom and peace? As a friend of mine says, responsibility is not the truth, it is a place to stand. Over the past year, I have made this my mantra and I can see now how helpful this has been for me. Capricorn energy also has each of us take stock of the state of our social network. How are we being met or unmet by our social networks? As the sea goat climbs the mountain, it climbs the social ladder. Not to be popular or well liked but because it is a social sign of service. Capricorn is the keeper that knows the most efficient way forward and to solving most of life’s challenges is being deeply rooted in concentric circles of supportive systems that are defined by the exchange of everything from goods to services to energy and karma. Yes, productivity and social justice do matter here, in light of calculating what goes out and what comes back in. Are the scales balanced here? If not, are we okay with this, does the exchange of energy out and in come from a place of consent in our being?

The reward is high for the bonds sealed in time. Commitment to one’s deepest and most true self. The practices in place that support life and growth, well-being and love. As I choose to act from a grounded, clear, expansive place from within, I am gifted equanimity and freedom. My challenges do not cease to exist, but as long as I choose to continue to grow the journey feels rewarded enough for me to want to keep going. This is more precious to me than anything as a co-creator with the Divine. Therefore, whatever may keep me from this expansive place of love and trust I will work to release and let go. Most importantly, my practice is to cleanse the ways I have unconsciously imprisoned myself through agreements I have made with myself and others, which no longer represent my truthfulness. This is hard and honest work. From now through eternity, I choose me. And by me, I mean my steadfast loyal and sound devotion to the Cosmos, into which the Weaver has woven me. And as a Weaver myself, I continue to weave and the things I weave will weave and then we shall become interwoven. I love my work and I love my life.

To read my in depth perspective on Saturn you may click here.

Making the Most of Mercury Retrograde

Have a listen to this fifty minute dialogue on how to make the most of Mercury retrograde from a healing or therapeutic perspective between my dear friend and colleague, Delia Shargel and myself. I know these three week Mercury retrograde periods can be tough and challenge our patience and resolve, and I see and feel the true gifts when we stay with our process, whatever that may be right now.

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Creating the Oracular Container: A Dialogue with Matthew Stelzner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5xj-Vrq-Fk

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In session five, Delia and Jessica welcome our first guest to Deeper than DayMatthew Stelzner, host of Correlations, the Archetypal Astrology Podcast, where both of us have been regular guests since 2011. Matthew describes his evolving journey as an astrologer over the past 22 years, and how the creation of oracular space in an astrological reading allows the living symbols of the planetary archetypes to express themselves, and the magic to happen. The three of us explore the similarities and differences between opening to an archetypal download and participating in an ongoing therapeutic relationship.

Personal Experience and World Transits: Participating in the Evolutionary Unfoldment of the Anima Mundi

In session three, we explore how world transits are ongoing evolutionary expressions of the Anima Mundi, or world soul, and how our personal attention to this layer of archetypal expression contextualizes our psychological understanding of birth charts and personal transits. Our individual participation in the collective energies through our birth charts (the world transits at the moment of our incarnation) and our personal transits (the world transits’ ongoing, unfolding relationship to our birth chart) creates our unique, personal relationship with the transpersonal outer planets. How we take responsibility for bringing transpersonal archetypal energies down to earth in human form becomes our offering to the Divine.

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