Star Stories: January 2020

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strology for January 2020

Note for January: Hola Miracles! Just a quick note to give you the lay of the land in January. This month is going to feel pulled between the element of Earth and Water, it is old, deep, and Goddess-centered energy in many ways. This month kicks off with FIVE planets in the cardinal earth sign of Capricorn. The Capricorn energy is highlighted during the Pluto + Saturn conjunction on January 12th. This conjunction is very significant and I am hosting a free class where we will discuss it. Learn more + get the call-in details here. Water energy is brought in by the Full Moon + Lunar Eclipse in Cancer and also by the movement of Venus into Pisces where it grows closer and closer to dreamy Neptune right up until the 27th when they finally meet.

1/1: Happy and Blessed New Year my friends! I love doing this Seed Money Ritual anytime but especially as we usher in a brand new year! https://brianasaussy.com/seed-money-ritual/

1/2: Mercury and Jupiter get together to keep things happy, bright, and positive.
Ask: What messages of cheer am I ready to send and receive?

1/2: Waxing Quarter at 12 degrees Aries 8:45 pm. This is the perfect time to brush up on your divination practice! https://brianasaussy.com/teaching/20-question-tarot/
Ask: What fire wants to be kindled?

1/3: Mars moves into Sagittarius today and as it does we all feel more confident, capable, and ready to tackle even the toughest resolutions.
Ask: Where do I need to be bold?

1/10: Full Moon + Lunar Eclipse at 20 degrees Cancer 1:21 pm. Some ideas for how to work with the Full Moon can be found here: https://brianasaussy.com/how-to-honor-the-full-moon/ and here: https://brianasaussy.com/six-months-of-magic-every-full-moon/
Ask: What are my dreams telling me?

1/10: Uranus direct!
Ask: What did I learn about my future?

1/12: Pluto conjunct Saturn. This is a conjunction that occurs only every 34 years. It kicks off 2020 with an intense pairing. Saturn, the stern taskmaster encounters power player Pluto and this can impact us in a couple of different ways. On the one hand, we can be shadowy and sketchy about our pursuit of power, skirting the law and taking the easy way out in order to gain or keep the upper hand. On the other hand, this duo can inspire unparalleled discipline and potency that you can bring to your New Year’s Resolutions and any other area of life where you need it! You can also join me in some more Pluto/Saturn magic-making (including a free call) right here.
Ask: Where do I need to super-charge my discipline?

1/13: Venus moves into Pisces and has us all feeling more tender.
Ask: What is my relationship to compassion?

1/13: Neptune and Jupiter face off in a square today and it is the first of three such squares occurring this year. This is a high fantasy alert and may bring about warnings if you are involved in projects that are unrealistic or overly optimistic. On the other hand, you can work with the tension of this square to breathe practicality into your arts and dreams.
Ask: Where am I being too optimistic or unrealistic?

1/16: Mercury moves into Aquarius and things start to rock and roll because these two swift energies love to chat, think, and move!
Ask: What. brilliance. am I ready to share?

1/17: Waning Quarter at 26 degrees Libra, 6:58 AM. Reminder that this is a great time to banish: https://brianasaussy.com/what-are-you-really-banishing/
Ask: Where do I need to banish dependency?

1/20: Sun enters Aquarius 8:55 AM
Ask: What community am I ready to cultivate?

1/20: Sun enters Aquarius 3:04 AM
Ask: What community am I ready to cultivate?

1/23: Sun in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus brings restless energy that can also leave you feeling thwarted. Try this: ground yourself in something outside of your comfort zone.
Ask: Where am I ready to experiment?

1/24: New Moon at 4 degrees, Aquarius 3:42 PM. Here are Four Ways to Honor the New Moon just in case you missed them: https://brianasaussy.com/4-ways-honor-new-moon/
Ask: What message am I ready to broadcast?

1/25: Lunar and Chinese New Year celebrating the Year of the Rat! Rat is the first sign in the Chinese zodiac and like rats, in real life, those born under this sign are seen as intelligent, funny, flexible, adaptable, and full of energy!

1/27: Neptune conjunct Venus in Pisces. Cue the waterworks or, alternatively, heartfelt connections, do NOT go spend a bunch of money or engage in essence-sucking fantasies that go nowhere. Great time for water/heart/love magics.
Ask: What emotional depths am I ready to explore?

1/28: Neptune square Mars is a day of low energy. Do relaxing/restorative exercises and steer clear of all kinds of excess.
Ask: What would be the best self-care for me today?

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Star Stories: December 2019

Ceremony and Ritual

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12/2: December 2, 2019 – December 19th 2020: Jupiter encourages a solid foundation as it moves through Capricorn.
Ask: What hard work am I willing to engage in and what rewards would I like to see as a result?

12/3: Venus and Mars are in a nice sextile today and I emphasize the SEX because this is an alignment that can see deep love and hot sex coming together in the best possible way.
Ask: Who do I want and who wants me?

12/3: Waxing Quarter at 11 degrees Pisces, 12:58 PM – this is the perfect time to brush up on your divination practice! https://brianasaussy.com/teaching/20-question-tarot/
Ask: What does right relationship with my intuition look and feel like?

12/8: Sun and Neptune square make today. perfect day for resting and self-care.
Ask: Where do I need to be gentle with myself?

12/9: Mercury enters into Sagittarius! Expect communications to be free-spirited, wild, a little bit more heady than normal and also sometimes a bit foolish.
Ask: What is the relationship between fun and discernment?

12/11: Full Moon at 19 degrees Gemini, 11:12 PM – Some ideas for how to work with the Full Moon can be found here: https://brianasaussy.com/how-to-honor-the-full-moon/ and here: https://brianasaussy.com/six-months-of-magic-every-full-moon/
Ask: What words matter most to me?

12/13: Mars and Neptune trine it up encourage us to fight for the underdog, to infuse discipline into our spiritual practices and pursuits and to go to bat for our art and creativity.
Ask: What belief am I willing to fight for?

12/13: Venus and Pluto pair up today in a move that can bring big power shifts to areas of love and money.
Ask: Where does the power dynamic need to change in my relationships?

12/15: Jupiter and Uranus are in a fantastic trine today making this one of the luckiest days of the year with blessings literally coming out of the blue. This does not happen again until 2028
Ask: What luck am I in need of right now?

12/18: Waning Quarter Moon at 26 degrees Virgo, 10:57 PM – reminder that this is a great time to banish: https://brianasaussy.com/what-are-you-really-banishing/
Ask: What categories do I need to drop?

12/19: Mars sextile Saturn is a moment of great focus, discipline, and the overcoming of crazy odds.
Ask: Where do I need a big push?

12/19: Venus moves into Aquarius today. This will feel awesome coming off of that square with Uranus. This is a great time to give love and attention to online friends, presence, and business – change up your profile pics, update your bios, make sure your LinkedIn account is all spiffy – you know the drill. Networking opportunities right now are a definite YES as are collaborations.
Ask: What groups, congregations, and associations are in need of love and support?

12/21: Sun enters Capricorn (Winter Solstice) 10:14 PM
Ask: What mastery do I seek?

12/22: Venus squares up to Uranus for the last time this year.
In this conflict we experience different desires – one for pleasure and plenty and the other for change and revolution.
Ask: What needs to change and what needs to stay the same?

12/23: Sun and Uranus trine up today bring our your inner genius and brainstorming brilliance.
Ask: What flashes of insight are calling my name?

12/25: New Moon at 4 degrees Capricorn, 11:13 PM + Annular Solar Eclipse all conjunct Jupiter – Here are Four Ways to Honor the New Moon just in case you missed them: https://brianasaussy.com/4-ways-honor-new-moon/
Ask: What new work of the heart am I ready to begin?

12/26: Annular Solar Eclipse at 4 degrees Capricorn at 8:29p
Ask: What success am I afraid of pursuing and what would happen if I did it anyway?

12/28: Mercury moves into Capricorn today. This can be a time that marks a new level of seriousness in communications and those of you who write or communicate for a living can expect to have some professional opportunities arise during this time. It is also a time when it is easier than usual to be negative and pessimistic and also to get depressed. Turn that on its head by doing that popular thing you’ve read so much about: adulting.
Ask: What responsibilities do I need to attend to?

12/30: Uranus and Mercury in a brilliant trine today end the year on a positive and brilliant note.
Ask: What new technologies and/or communities am I ready to explore?

12/31: A sextile between Sun in Sagittarius and Moon in Libra speaks to freedom, equality, justice, and adventure all coming together in the most lovely way possible.
Ask: How can I best bless myself?

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Hearth and Home Vol. 17: All Stars All the Time

Alchemy and Magic

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Happy New Moon in Libra! I possessively consider this “my” New Moon. Why? I am doing some deep magic during this time, sowing seeds for even bigger magic that will come to fruit later on this month when the full moon occurs…on my birthday!

It is appropriate to begin this missive talking about the moon because I feel like I am saturated with brilliant moon-shine, stardust, and planetary frequencies. Did you know that the planets make sounds? I’m in full tilt astro mode because I’m working on my second book which is about astrology and parenting.

At the same time, I am preparing the Mercury Retrograde Survival Kit reports and the Star Stories for 2020. I am doing both of these reports pretty early because I think in both cases it is useful to have the information sooner.

For Mercury Retrograde especially I like people to have at least a week to work with their information before the planet retrogrades. In the case of the Star Stories, it is necessary to start early. Each report takes 3-4 hours to put together and I have 40 to complete! A lot of my clients do their planning for the next year in November and December, so I like them to have next year’s astro info as early as possible.

And of course, while tackling all of this, I’m still sharing far and wide the joy of my first book! I recently got to sit down with Michael Stone for an interview that covered a big range of topics: from magic (naturally enough) to enlightenment philosophy, to the importance of language. You can listen to it right here.

One of the most lovely things has been opening up my inbox to find wonderful little messages from readers who just adored the book and wanted to reach out and say hi. I’ve had several mental health professionals seek me out specifically and give the book accolades, and I’ve also heard from a couple of folks in locked institutions (ie, jail) who were deeply moved by the book.

To me, this is far and away higher praise than any award or top pick book list could confer. (One day I want to go into the energetics of writing a book because it is so fascinating, but that’s another story.) But the short version is: it takes a lot of out of you!

I was speaking to a client of mine who has a BIG book coming out next year (you’ll see her name in national media coverage) and she was talking about how much energy the output has been for her. I reminded her that she will receive energy back from the book. In the most obvious way, remuneration, which honestly is usually not very much at all; but the money is not really the most important consideration in this case. The real exchange is when people reach out to you and say…your book…changed something for me. That is the payoff, the knowledge not so much that someone likes your work, but that your work is out there, being of good use to others.

The other big piece of personal news is that after a 9 month sabbatical I am back on Facebook. Why did I return? Well, Sounds True, my amazing publisher, invited me to do a Facebook Live video in their private book club group and I saw a host of familiar faces, people I realized I only get to see on Facebook. So I thought about it, got clear on my intentions, and returned in a way that works for me and my busy life. You can see on my page evidence of this work. When I am on Facebook, I am conveying a steady beam of goodness out into the noisy, negative world. So my personal profile is full of inspiring news and my business page features information about upcoming events, recipes, enchantments, how-to’s, classes, offerings, and of course…books!

In October David and I celebrate our fourteenth year of marriage and 17th year of togetherness. He continues to be my true love and best friend. We still feel like we got married yesterday and, perhaps most importantly of all, we still have so much FUN together!

Then, right after that milestone, I’ll be celebrating my 39th birthday — wha??? As I indicated above, it is happening on the Full Moon in October so I’m pretty excited.

Heath has started going 2 days a week to our local day school. He is enjoying it although he did get mad at the teachers when they encouraged him to move from an art making project onto something else (typical of this family!) But great teachers as they are, they let him continue working on his pictures – something he loves doing with his daddy and big brother. Jasper is playing flag football and composing music, getting ready to start learning the ‘cello, and planning an elaborate Halloween costume that involves a piano and a Phantom of the Opera costume.

So…as we round out September I am celebrating a rich month and getting ready for another. I’ll be back around the Full Moon with a lunar letter that looks a little different, as I’ll be focusing on specific ways to make magic. So keep your eyes out for that! In the meantime, blessings of the season and pumpkin-spiced kisses!!!

xo,
Bri

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Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio Vol. 5: Do’s and Don’ts

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his is the fifth in a short volume of writings on Mercury’s upcoming retrograde into the sign of Scorpio – which begins on October 31st. You can also find these writings at Canto and on my Facebook page where you may comment or ask a question if the spirit moves you! do’s

Miracles,

I hope that this little series on what to expect as we prepare for Mercury Retrograding through Scorpio has been useful to you all. We are concluding today with a handy tip sheet of Do’s and Don’ts.

Do use this time to brush up on your Sacred Arts and magical interests.
Don’t give into impulsive decisions based on fear and insecurity right now.
Do engage in a comprehensive review of your finances with a keen eye to investments and allocation of resources.
Don’t try to numb out or hide from the tough stuff with booze, drugs, sex, or food.
Do make sure you drink plenty of water.
Don’t expect relationships based on sex to suddenly and magically turn into something more.
Do consider re-structuring your daily spiritual practice so that it is on point and relevant for right now.
Don’t speak cruelly, harshly, or unkindly to others.
Do maintain your boundaries.
Don’t feed the trolls.
Do make time for deep intimacy with your lover.
Don’t give in to toxic relationship patterns.
Do engage in creative and artistic work – especially wrapping up any spiritual, romantic, or financial endeavors that have loose ends.
Don’t avoid traumas that want to be dealt with.
Do invest in deep and lasting healing.
Don’t overspend your money, time, or any other resources.
Do review your health, especially your sexual health.
Don’t give into sham cure-alls.
Do understand that you are more likely to be sensitive and easily triggered at this time.
Don’t forget that the same holds true for everyone else.
Do be prepared to gain new levels of insights and power if you work proactively with the rx period.
Don’t let others determine how much power you do or do not get to wield.
Do dance with your shadows – this is the time for it.

xo,
Bri

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Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio Vol. 4

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his is the fourth in a short volume of writings on Mercury’s upcoming retrograde into the sign of Scorpio – which begins on October 31st. You can also find these writings at Canto and on my Facebook page where you may comment or ask a question if the spirit moves you! retrograde

Favorite Magic for Mercury Rx in Scorpio

Miracles,

There are lots of different kinds of magic that you can work with effectively during Mercury rx in Scorpio; after all, this is one of the most magical Mercury rx periods!

However, for my money, one of the most profound magical acts you can engage in during this period is enchanting your aid. Scorpio’s old school astrological ruler is Mars and Mars loves discipline, austerity, and feats of physical, mental, emotional, and or spiritual strength.

You don’t have to run a marathon in order to engage in this practice, you just have to pick something hard, accomplish it, and then dedicate the merits of that accomplishment to whomever or whatever you are focused on.

Learn more about this ancient practice right here.

xo,
Bri

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