Kelley Hunter

 Honey in the Heart: Emotional Alchemy of the Venus Pentangle

The Feminine Path of Self-Awakening & Personal Brilliance

The essential bottom line is I am so interested in both the cosmic feminine and the divine feminine. I feel both are really awakening now, offering a new birth experience for us all. Part of this process is taking a look at the genderizing of both the Sun and the Moon (as well as the planets). I am not comfortable with the Sun being considered masculine all the time – as it is in the Western culture anyway. There are many Sun goddesses and, in some cultural traditions, the Moon becomes masculine.

Personally, I have Pluto on the Ascendant so archetypes are a strong calling for me. This, coupled with my discovery of the goddesses, my exploration of Jungian philosophy and my study of astrology, truly opened up my life and a pathway to a cosmological philosophy.

All this deepened with the death of my son . . . that changed my life path and took me to deep inner realms. . . The truth is we only know what we have experienced. We can’t do it all by ourselves. We need each other. In astrology, we connect to a greater whole that honors soul and essence, that is inclusive and that invites us to know more about our lives. We can become the divine feminine dancing in the center of the black hole.


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Becca Tarnas

Astrology as a Spiritual Practice

My astrological foundation is rooted deeply in archetypes and planetary patterns, the relationship planets have with each other. The way the character of each of the planets expresses itself and illuminates a multitude of potentials and possibilities leads us constantly to fresh perspectives and revelations. Our charts can be the greatest dialogue we have with ourselves.

This was the core that drew me in. Yet, when I first started practising astrology,   I didn’t have a sense of it as a spiritual practice until my relationship with the planetary archetypes expanded, leaving me with a deeper sense of just how extraordinary the dimensions of astrology truly are and just how extraordinary our relationships with planetary archetypes can be. This, in itself, carried a strong spiritual sense that I hadn’t encountered elsewhere in my life. And that encounter was profound.

Now not a day goes by that I don’t see life through that lens. Astrology provides a tool to explore, to plumb the depths, to point to a deeper purpose. As such, it is a spiritual practice. The more we get to know our chart, the more it is a daily call to a spiritual practice.

Astrology acts to awaken us to profound awareness. It connects us to something beyond the human realm. To soul, in my experience. The more we explore this map, this cartography, the more doors open, the more there is to know. There are always places to go in a chart, always things to delve into.