My favorite human just released his cover album, TAKE COVER! I would love for you to listen right here and soak up all the magic of Travis DiRuzza. Travis very much channels his natal Venus opposite Uranus, in a Yod with Neptune and Pluto.

Message from Travis:

I am excited to release Take Cover, an album of cover songs I performed, recorded, and produced myself on guitar and voice. Please have a listen on my website here and have a look around the site while you’re there—I’ve added many of the albums I’ve recorded on (more still being added!)

Jessica and I are expecting our daughter at the beginning of November, and with all the Covid curtailments, this incubation period has been especially creative and productive for us. After completing my PhD in philosophy and religion this year, I’ve had more time to return to music. Take Cover started out as a demo project to get some gigs in bars and restaurants on our little beach island. I’ve always been a bass player and honestly, have always been self-conscious about my singing voice, so this guitar and vocals project has been a humbling growth experience for me, plus all I’ve learned about recording and production along the way. I gathered my favorite songs over the years, ones that I love to play, that touch my heart, and are suited to my voice. The title of the album (besides referring to musical “takes” and the cover tunes) reflects the turbulent times we’re living in, especially the first and last tracks. But it also refers to the warm shelter we can offer one another during such times. Ever notice how almost every song ever is a love song, whether jubilant or broken?

Stay tuned for two more albums I am releasing in the coming months, The Wicked Wonder for jazz sextet and narration, and Perichoresis which brings together music, dance, visual art, and poetry. Hit the “follow” button on the bottom of my website to stay abreast of all my creations.

Lastly, I want to mention trustpsyche school, Jessica and my educational initiative for astrology, psychology, and philosophy. We’ve been busy teaching online classes, webinars, and events, and recently celebrated over 100 students worldwide. We’re offering three new courses in 2021 and look forward to hosting in-person retreats in the future.

With love,

Travis

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The Great Conjunction is the coming together of two old friends – Jupiter and Saturn. This planetary alignment occurs once every 20 years. Right now, as you look to the southeast after sunset in the northern hemisphere, you will see these two magnificent celestial bodies, known as the Star of Bethlehem. We have cherished our time in viewing these two old friends in the night sky, night after night, here on our little island of Siesta Key in the Gulf of Mexico. Jupiter and Saturn will be visible to us in their conjunction until April of 2021 (began January 2020). This episode of Stream shares our understanding of Jupiter and Saturn. We hope you enjoy, old friend.

All our love and blessings from our family to yours,

Here is a 4-minute video to invite you to join me for a free astrology webinar for all trustpsyche students.

I would love to see you on Friday, August 14th at 1PM ET / 10AM PT for a 90-minute live Q&A on Zoom for all trustpsyche students. My intention in offering this astrology webinar is to bring together all trustpsyche students around the world to share sacred space while having meaningful and enriching dialogue with one another. Whether you have taken Initiation to Archetypal Astrology, Deepen Your Astrological Practice, Embodying Astrology, or Astrological Counseling I would love to see you there on the 14th. We are celebrating over 100 students worldwide! RSVP to receive the link at trustpsyche.com/events or on the trustpsyche home page.

This time will be fully dedicated to answering your questions. I will not prepare any material to teach. Please refrain from asking personal questions about your birth chart. Instead, reframe the question so that everyone may benefit from hearing the answer. For example, if you are curious about what your natal grand cross means, ask the question like this, “if someone has a grand cross in their birth chart, how do we interpret that?” I always like to ask my questions in a way that both benefits my learning and curiosity, as well as that of everyone else listening.

In 2021, trustpsyche will offer three new online astrology courses for all levels. Personal Transits in Astrology, Aspects in Astrology, and The Astronomy and Cultural History of Astrology. 

Now is a good time to begin studying with me if you have been considering taking astrology classes. The two courses available right now are Initiation to Archetypal Astrology and Deepen Your Astrological Practice. I recommend beginning with IAA and then doing DYAP. Together the two create a very strong foundation for all levels of astrologer learners and practitioners. These two courses are designed for spiritual seekers, personal development, therapists, coaches, healers, yoga instructors, and anyone wanting to bring astrology more fully into their personal and professional lives.

I would also love to stay connected with you more frequently on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube where I post weekly on archetypal astrology & depth psychology.

Lastly, here is my monthly Stream Podcast: Archetypal Astrology & Depth Psychology where I host a variety of guests and have awesome conversations.

It is such an honor to be your teacher and to have the opportunity to share and create this body of knowledge and wisdom with you. If you cannot make the live webinar, it will be recorded for you to access later. You still need to sign-up at trustpsyche.com/events.   I very much look forward to our special time together. I love teaching and it is pure joy for me to get to be with each of you.

To all my students around the world, I want to see you and spend time together. Whether we have worked with one another in person or online, I invite YOU to this free webinar, exclusively for trustpsyche students, for you to ask all the questions you have been holding. The live Q&A will be hosted on Zoom on Friday, August 14th at 1PM ET (10AM PT) for approximately 90 minutes. RSVP to receive the link at trustpsyche.com/events or on the home page.

This time will be fully dedicated to answering your questions. I will not prepare any material to teach. Please refrain from asking personal questions about your birth chart. Instead, reframe the question so that everyone may benefit from hearing the answer. For example, if you are curious about what your natal grand cross means, ask the question like this, “if someone has a grand cross in their birth chart, how do we interpret that?” I always like to ask my questions in a way that both benefits my learning and curiosity, as well as that of everyone else listening.

Now is a good time to begin studying with me if you have been considering taking astrology classes. The two courses available right now are Initiation to Archetypal Astrology and Deepen Your Astrological Practice. I recommend beginning with IAA and then doing DYAP. Together the two create a very strong foundation for all levels of astrologer learners and practitioners. These two courses are designed for spiritual seekers, personal development, therapists, coaches, healers, yoga instructors, and anyone wanting to bring astrology more fully into their personal and professional lives. 

In 2021, trustpsyche will offer three new online astrology courses for all levels. Personal Transits in Astrology, Aspects in Astrology, and The Astronomy and Cultural History of Astrology

It is such an honor to be your teacher and have the opportunity to share and create this body of knowledge and wisdom with you. If you cannot make the live webinar, it will be recorded for you to access later. You still need to sign-up at trustpsyche.com/events.

I very much look forward to our special time together. I love teaching and it is pure joy for me to get to be with each of you. See you very soon,

Jessica DiRuzza

Travis DiRuzza and I share with you Stream 19 | The Chariot: Venus Retrograde, Chiron & the Asteroids.

The online astrology course we refer to in this episode is Deepen Your Astrological Practice, which you can read more about here. Trustpsyche school is proud to be growing internationally everyday. We currently have over 100 students studying all across the United States and around the world. Thank you to all our amazing students. You keep our world going round.

***To listen to Stream 18, you will need to go to my Instagram page trustpsyche_ and watch the video on Instagram TV where I recorded the episode live. I would love for you to follow me on IG and join in the next Instagram live.

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GRAIL by Contessa Magdalena (aka Tessa Barr)

Grail is the piece of art that I refer to in both Stream 18 & 19 by my wonderful student, artist, and astrologer, Tess Barr. Check out her visionary work, including her sacred rattles, which I share mine at the end of Stream 18 on my Instagram live. Tessa’s work is prominently featured throughout the online astrology course, Deepen Your Astrological Practice.

Dearest Ladies and Gentlemen, Trans Folk, and Humans of all Kind(s),

My magnificent husband— the remarkably intelligent, outstandingly wise, and now scholar of western history and philosophy, Travis DiRuzza, will defend his dissertation on Friday, December 6th at 2PM Eastern Time (11AM Pacific). We cordially invite you to come join in on the fun and celebrations of a 25+ year journey of education! Travis will present for approximately forty minutes followed by questions from his committee and you — the public. All are welcome, so please invite your friends! The more the merrier!!

Join us on Zoom here: https://zoom.us/j/378876755

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

I also hear there will be a fascinating and original discussion of participation, archetypes, and astrology in this defense. Travis’ dissertation already has raving reviews. See you there~!

In Joyful Celebration,

Jessica and Travis DiRuzza

Hello Everyone,

I am delighted about my upcoming course, Astrological Counseling: How to Run a Successful Professional Practice. We have an amazing cohort of dedicated astrologers who have come together to study, and I am pleased by the way the course content has coalesced. The class is half oriented toward chart interpretation and counseling skills, and half oriented toward strong and healthy professional business practices.

I currently have one spot remaining for the upcoming course, which begins Sunday, September 8th for 15 weeks online. This course is offered every two years and will not be available for purchase afterward as are all other trustpsyche courses (due to confidentiality of practitioners and clients). If you would like to review the general syllabus to see what will be covered, you can email me directly. I would be happy to share it with you.

This is an opportunity to invest in your business and take it to the next level, to study closely with me and a group of peers, and to bring your astrology practice to where you want and need it to be as a thriving and healthy business. To register or for more information, please email me directly at Jessica@trustpsyche.com.

Thank you,

I am beyond ecstatic to teach this course, what will be my favorite to teach as it is the heart and soul of what I am to help each of you do – be the best astrologers you can be in this world today. Wherever you may be at in your professional journey now, I will support you fully to be where you want to be with all you offer this world.

You all know how much I love to teach. This upcoming online course is my greatest pride and joy, a master-level course for counseling astrologers to receive individual and group support, reflection, guidance, and supervision around how to be the best astrologer you can be. This course is for anyone who practices astrology professionally and would like to be in community with other practicing astrologers as you grow your practice. My area of expertise is to help you give the best readings you can give, have a thriving professional practice, and run a successful business. There are a couple spots left for this course which begins September 1st and runs for 15 weeks. We will meet as a group each week, work closely with one another, and you will meet with me individually throughout the entire course. For more information click the image above. 

Registration opens August 5th. Email me at Jessica@trustpsyche.com to register or for more information.

*Astrological Counseling will be offered every two years. It is recommended you take Initiation to Archetypal Astrology and Deepen Your Astrological Practice to best prepare you for this course and our time together.

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.

Thank you to everyone who came to our livestream this past Sunday. We really love getting to spend some our Sunday with you. See you all next month on Sunday, July 7th for our next event! You can register now here to watch live through Zoom and ask questions and share.

Cheers!