Mini-Readings by Donation for Valentine’s Day

In collaboration with @somaticmagic and other readers, I’m offering donation-based mini-readings this Valentine’s Day. All money will be donated to mutual aid efforts, I’ve chosen the Trans Housing Coalition and Mutual Aid Philly. To snag your spot (there are just a few!) go to this link and choose “Fundraiser Short Reading.” Before or after you …

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Skills for Sensitives: Free Skill Share

This call is over, but for a free download of the audio from this event, click here. In these overwhelming and transformative times, I want to offer you the healing tools I use in my own practice. This call is free if for all who need it to be. For those who have the resources, …

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Two new classes in 2021

I write to you from a time of recovery and deep reflection, for me. In the weeks following my surgery, I have been so grateful to have space to rest and consider what it means to be alive in these times—what’s possible now that other things are impossible, and specifically what I want to move …

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Final Balsamic Moon Blog: #9, 10, 11, 12

A final message on facing fear Oh friends, it has been a year. I’ve been silent more often than not since the pandemic began, and in that time I’ve been doing a lot of listening. I’m still enjoying a slower pace and being in a process of inquiry rather than reporting, but I want to …

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The Balsamic Moon Blog #7 and #8

Metabolizing Despair I began this blog last fall as a way of sharing my own personal rituals about facing fear, loss, and change. As an astrologer, I knew 2020 would be a year of dramatic change, in which we’d all be dealing with Plutonian themes (death, transformation, despair). I didn’t anticipate a global pandemic.  I …

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Balsamic Moon Blog #6

The Body Keeps the Score Welcome back to my monthly meditation on change, loss, and transformation. This month brings us into meditations on peak experiences when death feels near, and how collective rituals can bring us back into awe for shared aliveness. For several years of my life, the nearness of death was like the …

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The Balsamic Moon Blog #4 and #5

Welcome back to the Balsamic Moon Blog! This is where I report back to you on the rituals I’m working this year to face grief, loss, and transformation. I took a break from posting last month because what came up in ritual wasn’t ready to be shared yet. This month’s ritual deepened into the same …

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The Balsamic Moon Blog #3

Choosing Faith “Always falling into a hole, then saying “ok, this is not your grave, get out of this hole,” getting out of the hole which is not the grave, falling into a hole again, saying “ok, this is also not your grave, get out of this hole,” getting out of that hole, falling into …

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The Balsamic Moon Blog #2

Loving What Changes “I do not wish to say that one should love death; but one should love life so magnanimously, so without calculating and selecting, that love of death (the turned-away side of life) is continually and involuntarily included.” — Rainer Maria Rilke I’ve lived with anxiety my whole life. When I was younger, …

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The Balsamic Moon Blog

From Poison to Medicine It’s the Aries full moon today, a good time to begin something new—even if this new blog is all about endings. For the next twelve months, I’ll be posting on the full moon about fear, endings, and transformation, drawing from rituals I’ll be doing each balsamic moon (right before the new …

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