When the two planets of Venus and Pluto make any major aspect in the natal chart, we can gain an intimate understanding of how Venus-Pluto natives psychologically relate to other people. By understanding the light and shadow expression of this planetary pair, we become familiar with the archetypal narrative or mythology of how a person is working with and through this energy in their life. Soul-making is that potent and magical intersection of combining the universal meaning of a planetary aspect with the unique soul expression of a human being embodying the particularities of their life’s journey. Like the yin-yang symbol, the light and shadow are both interrelated and dependent on one another for their existence, as seen in the transformative journey or story of the dance between any two archetypal qualities, in this case, Venus and Pluto. Each planetary pair is a living archetypal story, and once we know that story, we can understand where we have come from and glean insight into where we are going.

Jupiter and Chiron are conjunct in the sky in the sign of Aries. This planetary energy represents the expansion and amplification of both our individual and collective pain, suffering, and wounds. At the same time, it also brings to life the healing we have done and are currently doing around tending to the places and spaces we are hurting. In that, there is a profound celebration and abundance that enters into our lives through that expansion of our power (not over, but with or alongside) when we practice embodying our truth and see that it becomes the medicine that is both for our highest good and the highest good of others. So much of the tending of Chironic wounds comes with how we live in deep compassion for our Self and that love (healing) that shows up when we show up to take care of what is hurting. The only thing we are responsible for is our part.

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You can also watch or listen to my video and podcast on Chiron right here.

In episode 32, Jessica shares her understanding of how the two planetary archetypes of Venus and Saturn work together in our everyday lives. She explores in depth how Saturn transiting Venus manifests in our relationships, with money, and our creative process. 

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I really love this episode, where Travis interviews me. I hope you enjoy our hour long conversation. We go to some special places together.

In episode 30, Jessica DiRuzza shares her experience and understanding of integrating astrology into her depth psychotherapy practice. She holds astrology as both a therapeutic tool and encompassing spiritual worldview that stimulates creativity, connection, and purpose in both client and therapist.

I very much enjoyed creating this live stream on my YouTube channel for all of you. In this half hour, I discuss some of my thoughts on Mercury-Neptune alignments. The quote I begin this video with is from Carl Jung, which you can read below. I want to thank each of you for taking the time to listen and participate in my work – truly a gift to me.

Our psyche is set up in accord with the structure of the Universe, what happens in the macrocosm likewise happens in the infinitesimal and most subjective reaches of the psyche.

-Carl Jung from Memories, Dreams, Reflections

Astrology is a love language shared with the Divine that is spoken in countless and evolving ways. The conversation is rooted in ancient living symbols that manifest as archetypes, deities, psychological concepts, emotions, physical energies, stories, mythologies, and symptoms of the mind, body, and spirit. By deeply exploring and bringing our own creative voices to the 45 planetary combinations or pairs—from the Sun and Moon out to Neptune and Pluto—we enhance our communication and communion with Cosmos. Each planetary pair is a relationship—a dynamic marriage of sacred principles that contains multitudes. Before we even consider aspect, sign, or house, a single combination already has endless stories to tell, coming to life through the artist, poet, painter, or musician. We all contribute to the ongoing articulation of these divine energies, and to their constant evolution in light of our constantly evolving world. Each of us is here to help pen the cosmos in our unique way and thus contribute to a truly interdisciplinary and integral astrology. Jessica takes three different planetary pairs (Mercury-Pluto, Sun-Neptune, Saturn-Uranus) and demonstrates some of the myriad ways to speak and live with them in an embodied, impassioned, and psychological manner.

Thank you to the Baltimore Astrological Society and Tess Barr for inviting me to speak! I had such a lovely, connected, and inspiring time.

In Episode 26 of Trust Psyche Podcast, Jessica DiRuzza, MFT has a conversation with James Socci. The two dialogue and question the story and meaning of Chiron, The Wounded Healer; themes of suffering, pain, and loss; what healing looks like; how User Experience applies to re-branding Trust Psyche; and their long-time friendship.

Check out the incredible work of James Socci, the mastermind behind our rebranding campaign:

I am a user researcher and facilitator for Amplified by Design. I collaborate with teams to help them better understand their customers’ needs and implement data-insights to create and improve services, products, and systems.

Additionally, I facilitate workshops and rituals, providing a structure to meaningfully experience some of the big stuff of life and to connect and play with what it means to be a human. I have been facilitating group work for over 14 years and believe in the power of intentional space for discovery, expression, connection, and creativity. I’ve lived many lives. Previously I was a bartender working under one of the most respected authors and bartenders in the spirits world, Jeffery Morgenthaler, and a finalist in one of the most prestigious cocktail competitions in the U.S., Bombay Sapphire’s Most Imaginative Bartender Competition. Before that, I worked at Esalen Institute as the executive assistant to the CEO and helped found the Integral Leadership Program.