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!!
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~!
Today marks the first day of Mercury retrograde in Scorpio. Mercury moves from 27 degrees to 11 degrees of Scorpio for the first three weeks of November. This is a time of reviewing, revisioning, and reforming your relationship to the shared resources in your life – property, deeds, money, anything of high value in your life and to power – sex, sexuality, how you use your libidinal creative life force energy and your shakti power. Mercury is moving through the shadowy realms, unveiling your truest desires and all that keeps you from expressing them with clarity. Distortions from our past, especially in our relationships, are being peeled away during this time.
Please join us this Sunday, November 3rd from 2-3:30PM Eastern Time for Kerri Welch’s free livestream on fractals in astrology. Kerri is a teacher, astrologer, and has devoted her scholarship to time, physics, and fractal consciousness. It will be splendid.
Please join us on Sunday, June 2nd for the trustpsyche livestream, “Transformations of Time,” where Travis DiRuzza will discuss the relevance of evolving notions of time for astrology, as well as the changes wrought upon each of us as we live through time. Signup for the Zoom link a trustpsyche.com/livestream. Bring your lovely selves, your comments, and questions.
**This livestream and all future livestreams will only air through Zoom. You must register at trustpsyche.com/livestream. If you cannot make it live we post the following Tuesday on trustpsyche YouTube channel.
I love our expanded trustpsyche YouTube channel. Here is the 3 minute video to welcome you to the astrology and psychology channel where we will post new videos twice a month. Our next video comes out this Sunday, April 7th.
I would love for you to subscribe to the channel and click the red bell next to the “subscribe” button to receive notifications each time we post a new video. If you are already subscribed check your notification preferences on YouTube and make sure you receive a message when we post new content. This is where we will stream LIVE each first Sunday of the month with a different presenter on all kinds of awesome topics. We would love for you to join the dialogue, come ask your questions, and share your experiences and perspectives.
I also love this distilled vision of trustpsyche.
Thank you for being on this wonderful journey with us. You make it so much fun and special!
I am so excited to be here with all of you and electrified by all the momentum behind trustpsyche right now. It is the Jupiter return (expansion, celebration, growth, and success of the last 12 year cycle) of my discovering astrology in 2007 and the Saturn square (maturation, leveling up, and manifestation of hard work of the last 7 year cycle) of the beginning of trustpsyche. Nothing could make me more proud and happy to have trustpsyche become a growing astrological community and school where we come together and explore, discover, and create from our shared passion for astrology. We are also offering new courses for professional astrologers and lovers of astrology through trustpsyche school. It is SO much fun and a true honor to be here with all of you fine people and lovers of this World and Cosmos. You are each so needed in this time of radical upheaval, change, and transformation of our Earth and human consciousness.
We would love for you to join our growing astrological community at trustpsyche. Like the trustpsyche page and consider joining our astrological community through the trustpsyche Facebook group. We are all sharing new content on astrology – videos, podcasts, articles, free livestreams, new astrology classes, and so much more. Join the fun and dialogue!
You can begin Deepen Your Astrological Practice now here. There is an option for payment plan for those who would like it. The course was a smashing success with over thirty people already participating. The coming together of over a decade of astrological work. We had the most transformative and empowering time together. A trailer of the course will be coming very soon!
Trustpsyche is a grassroots educational partnership, dedicated to providing high-quality content on astrology and the astrological worldview. Trustpsyche embodies and transmits a spiritual practice and lifestyle that provides nourishment and resilience to soul and body during these times of social and planetary transformation. We hope you’ll come back often and join our community group page as well, so we can get to know each other, develop community, learn, and grow! #trustpsyche#astrology#participate #astrologycommunity#asabovesobelow#cosmos#astrologyschool
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.
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:
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.
Deepen Your Astrological Practice, 11-week Course (Livestream Class)
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.***
Deepen Your Astrological Practice, 11-week Course (Pre-order discount, delivered in mid-December)
Please join Matthew Stelzner and myself for Part II of a discussion on the current outer planetary alignment of Saturn and Pluto in conjunction from 2018-2021. The significance of this time period is felt by so many as we come to the final years of the Uranus-Pluto square from 2007-2020. Saturn and Pluto are making their first conjunction since 1981-84. On this episode of Correlations, we further dialogue about the wide range of experiences one may have during this powerful alignment and offer alternative perspectives and thought forms on how to live with these energies in an empowering way.
Life is made of patterns and cycles. They are all around us. We find ourselves, once more, in similar situations and experiences throughout our various relationships—those moments and people we encounter in life again and again. Astrology is a map of the cycles of the planets in connection to the patterns in human life. The patterns we repeat in love can be seen in the birth charts of our lovers and partners, a karmic trail running through our key relationships for us to discover. Identifying these repeating archetypal themes gives us the chance to grow our awareness and practice new ways of facing old patterns. The way through is not to escape the repeating patterns, but to find new meaningful responses to them that are more freeing than before. What repeating patterns in love and relationship might you be working with in this life?
How we see our lives has so much to do with the way we interpret and make meaning of what is occurring. How do we get beyond the general symbols of astrology, to connect with the unrepeatable particularities of a person’ life? In the fourth Stream, Systems View of Astrology, I consider how much more there is to astrological interpretation than the symbols themselves—for they are just one small part of each of our unique stories. Beneath the repeating planetary patterns lie singular lives that transcend and will never be fully explained by those patterns.
In this Stream, I also share how when we go through a psycho-spiritual death and rebirth in life, our chart does too. The way we participate with and experience the planetary archetypes also dies and is reborn. New levels of meaning, and therefore possibility, are created. We evolve, as do the archetypes. This is the essence of relationship and participation: Both entities are changed.
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