I really loved making this Stream this morning with my husband, Travis. We rolled out of bed and made it fresh just for you. We hope you enjoy and it brings some ease and perspective during this wild and powerful times.

Jessica invites Travis DiRuzza onto the podcast to discuss the current Mars-Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto alignment and its relevance for personal and collective themes, such as karma, ancient time, responsibility, incarnation, the current political scene, coronavirus, and the Star of Bethlehem.

Correlations: Living Life with Astrology Podcast

The Astrology of the 2020 Presidential Race: Bernie and Warren. Correlations Episode #34

I am very excited to announce the Correlations Podcast is back on air! Have a listen now.

In this episode of Correlations, Matthew Stelzner and I discuss the astrology for the 2020 presidential race, with a focus on the charts and transits of Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. We first look at Warren’s natal chart and transits for her amazing performance at the Las Vegas debate, where she stood next to Mike Bloomberg and called him out on his history of misogyny and racist policies as mayor of New York City. We spend the rest of our time discussing the life and political career of Bernie Sanders, looking at both his natal chart and transits as he rides a wave of unprecedented progressive national support as the frontrunner for the democratic nomination.
To explore the work of Matthew Stelzner and get information about his intuitive readings, visit his website at stelz.biz
To explore the work of Jessica DiRuzza and get information about her astrology courses and readings, visit her website at trustpsyche.com
Intro Music by Travis DiRuzza, “Ashes Unbound,” from The Wicked Wonder Album:
Correlations title image by Tessa Barr, “Spider Woman”:

26E35219-0B8A-49DE-8ED6-EDADFADBAE34Holding Sacred Space: Honoring the Subtle Ecologies of the Spiritual Emergence Process by Michelle Anne Hobart is now available for your reading pleasure! What a treasure. My work on Re-Visioning Saturn made its way into this book. It is a privilege to call Michelle a trusted colleague and wonderful friend. Check her out!

This is a seminal work for the fields of psychology, spiritual emergence, and the healing arts. As a psychotherapist, astrologer, and teacher, I experienced on every page a deep sense of connection to the sacred healing journey that Michelle so lucidly describes with heartfelt clarity, deep compassion, and piercing insight. I would like all of my students to read Holding Sacred Space, both for their personal growth, evolution, and healing, as well as for their work as healing practitioners. While transmitting a mind and heart expanding vision, this book remains deeply relatable and invitingly accessible. The generosity of spirit that Michelle exemplifies, in her being and through this work, helps to light the path for the rest of us upon its way.

P.S. Recently, I heard from a couple of you that you  that over the years you reply to my blog posts through the email you receive from trustpsyche. I DO NOT receive those emails from you. To contact me you must send an email directly to Jessica@trustpsyche.com. I would hate to miss anything from you, so please send all communication directly to my email. Thank you!

Dear Ones,

Today, January 12th, 2020, is the day so many are talking about. There is a great buzz flying about. Saturn and Pluto have made their exact conjunction (meaning same place in the sky) in the sign of Capricorn, which is ruled by the planet Saturn.

I created this YouTube video last May of 2019 to discuss my understanding, personally and collectively, of this rare planetary alignment. The last time it occurred was in the sign of Libra from 1981-84, meaning Saturn and Pluto make a conjunction roughly every 35-38 years for 3-4 years at a time. It is a longer cycle of time, with both Saturn and Pluto being outer planets, which indicates they are slower moving planets (hence why they come together so rarely and last as long as they do).

It is very important to remember that although most astrologers are focusing on this first exactitude of Saturn and Pluto occurring today, the two planets have been within range of one another for all of 2019 and even back into 2018. This planetary pair will continue to be conjunct the rest of 2020 and fade out into 2021.

Lastly, and I cannot stress this enough, it is much more helpful in understanding this alignment, both for the world and for yourself, if you take in the larger archetypal wave form of Saturn conjunct Pluto already active before today. Your personal life events in correlation to this cycle of time, seen in the coming together of these two celestial bodies, will make more sense in the larger context of what has happened this past year in light of the themes associated with the alignment. Focusing on the day the planets become exact is a ritual of sorts, however, only focusing on today or this month of January as the conjunction beginning is a very (masculine) pointillistic penetration of this moment in time as somehow separate from the days, weeks, and months of this archetypal wave form coming into collective consciousness over the entire past year and even further back.

To be clear, I am in full support of honoring and ritualizing today, January 12, 2020 as the first exact zero degree alignment of these two planets. As a matter of fact, I am on my way now into ceremony. However, I am not at all in agreement that this alignment somehow began today, this month, or even in the very near past. I believe viewing the world transits in such an atomistic manner (with small orbs of influence) comes from an old order of astrological practicer that is not the most helpful in making meaning of both our personal stories and the zeitgeist in correlation to the night sky. This overemphasis on exactitude is like opening to the middle of a book and thinking that that scene can somehow be understood independent of the context of the entire work; or it is like considering the climax of orgasm as all there really is to love-making. Can the climax of anything be understood apart from the build-up and follow-through? Seeing the unfolding of time in a more fluid, wavelike way is much more of a feminine understanding of time (transits) and helps me understand my life in a more relational, coherent, and cohesive way. I will have much more to say about this in my upcoming trustpsyche podcast: Stream.

In the meantime, I send all blessings and prayers for you in this glorious New Year and decade.

All my love,

Jessica DiRuzza, MFT

Psychotherapist :: Astrologer :: Teacher

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 traces this history of ideas and then explores how the participatory relationship with the divine may serve as a template for our relationships with each other.

We salute Dr. Travis DiRuzza for an excellent defense and passing with flying colors. He received the highest kudos from his committee. We hope you enjoy watching Travis share some of his very important work for our times.

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!

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!