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How do you nurture your spirit? In this solo episode, Ali talks about spiritual self care and the the simple practices she uses when seeking connection. She kicks off the episode with a sort of Love Letter to Love. She'll share how artists like Ziggy Marley, Val Kilmer, and Alok Vaid-Menon have left her with wisdom and mantra's resonant to the energy we are sensing today. A brief intro intro what's happening in the sky with Saturn in Pisces and the transition into the Age of Aquarius that also are giving clues into our collective experience. She shares her personal experience of shedding the "Catholic Guilt" and finding new ways to connect to source and surprise revelation she had in the kitchen following a verse from Billy Joel. ***If you loved listening to our podcast as much as we loved creating it, please (please!) give us five stars and leave us a review. Oh and also, tell a friend! ***Stream with Ali + Tina:Instagram: @soulfulstreamingWebsite: www.soulfulstreaming.com Email: Have a topic you want us to dive into or want to be a guest, email us at, Ali@soulfulstreaming.com and Tina@soulfulstreaming.com. ***Medical Disclaimer: This podcast and website represents the opinions of Soulful Streaming hosts and guests. The content here should not be taken as medical advice. The content here is for informational purposes only, and because each person is so unique, please consult your healthcare professional for any medical advice.
Thank your lucky stars for quieter skies after last week's epic planetary shifts! Join Mercury and Jupiter on a magic carpet ride of imagination and elevated ideas! Thrill to Venus' rendezvous with exciting Uranus! Follow your hunches and get stuff done, as Mars makes a productive trine to Saturn! Reach out for new opportunities with help from a Marsy, playful First Quarter Moon in Cancer! And take a peek at transiting Pluto's aspects to planets in the birth chart! Plus: A shaggy deer, sharp and pointy bits, and a process, not an event. Read a full transcript of this episode. Have a question you'd like answered on the show? Email April or leave it here! Subscribe to April's mailing list and get a free lunar workbook at each New Moon! Love the show? Make a donation! Big Sky Astrology on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube Timestamps [1:09] Mercury conjoins Jupiter on March 27 (11:50 PM PDT) at 18°13' Aries. The Sabian symbol for 19 Aries is, “The magic carpet.” This is a day to brainstorm and use your imagination to solve problems and to elevate ideas. [2:35] Moon Report! First up, a First Quarter Moon at 08°08' Cancer on March 28th (7:32 PM PDT). This is the First Quarter Phase of the March 21st New Moon at 00°49' Aries. It's also the First Quarter in a Lunar Phase Family that began at the June 28th, 2022 New Moon. The Sabian symbol for this First Quarter Moon is 9 Cancer, “A small naked girl bends over a pond trying to catch a fish,” encourages a playful spirit to take some kind of action toward a goal. [4:02] This First Quarter Moon is in a conjunction with Mars. Be mindful of the actions you take because you could get “bit” by something sharp and pointy! [4:23] Void-of-Course (VOC) Moon periods. On March 27th, the Moon in Gemini makes a square to Neptune (6:39 PM PDT), then it's VOC for about 6 3/4 hours before it enters Cancer on March 28th (3:22 AM PDT). Sleep may be difficult, but this is a juicy VOC period to journal about your dreams. [5:20] On March 30th, the Moon in Cancer trines Neptune (6:45 AM PDT). It's VOC for about 8 3/4 hours before it enters Leo (3:31 PM PDT). Be gentle. Bring imagination and feeling to everything you do. [5:58] The Moon in Leeeeeeooooo trines Mercury (11:05 PM PDT) on April 1st and it will be VOC for about five hours before entering Virgo on April 2nd (3:57 AM PDT). The imagination of the recent Moon in Cancer VOC period is now ready to be expressed through some creative project. Let your light shine like the star that you are. [6:46] On March 30th (12:03 PM PDT), Mars trines Saturn at 02°36' Cancer and Pisces. This is a prime aspect for accomplishing projects. Follow your hunches when making decisions. [7:42] Mars is on the Sabian symbol, 3 Cancer, “A man in fur leading a shaggy deer.” Since Mars is in family-oriented Cancer, this could represent a positive turning point in family relationships. [8:36] A few hours later on March 30th (3:25 PM PDT), Venus makes a conjunction with Uranus at 16°44' Taurus. This Venus/Uranus conjunction, coupled with the Mars/Saturn trine, signals an important day for relationships and finances. Don't be afraid to mix things up a bit. [10:37] Pluto in Aspect to Natal Planets mini-lesson. Due to the slow speed of Pluto and retrogrades, you can expect Pluto to take about a year to complete an aspect to a planet in your birth chart. [12:50] Pluto aspecting the Sun. Become a truer version of yourself so that you can contribute more. [13:38] Pluto aspecting the Moon. Develop a sense of self-sufficiency. Remodel your home. Prominence in the public eye is also possible. [14:30] Pluto aspecting Mercury. Idle hands are the devil's playground, so keep busy and learn useful things! [15:28] Pluto aspecting Venus. Profound changes in relationships and finances. [16:00] Pluto aspecting Mars. Learn to be in control of your passions and emotions. [16:45] Pluto aspecting Jupiter. Be wise about handling wealth, power and good fortune. [17:27] Pluto aspecting Saturn. You can't give your power away to anybody else and expect your life to look the way you want it to look. [18:38] Pluto aspecting Uranus. Take your best talents and use them in the service of something bigger than yourself. [20:11] Pluto aspecting Neptune. Is it really your dream or is it a dream that somebody gave to you? [21:18] Pluto aspecting Pluto. Major milestones in a lifelong Pluto journey. Expect to develop greater authenticity and accept the limits of your control. [22:23] Pluto aspecting the Lunar Nodes. Don't grasp for something out of fear or because the rest of the world tells you it's something that you should want. [23:00] Pluto aspecting the Ascendant in your chart. Help in projecting a truer and more honest version of yourself through your personality. Relocation is possible. [24:24] Pluto aspecting the MC. Destiny calls in the realm of career and reputation. [24:57] Pluto aspecting Chiron. Clear out the muck and let the healing commence. [26:19] Would you like to learn more about how Pluto transits can affect you on a more personal level? Check out Stephen Forrest's Sky Log Report, April's Astrological Transits or better yet, book a session with April! [26:51] Listener Questions will be back in next week's episode! If you have a question you'd like April to answer on a future episode, please leave a message of one minute or less at speakpipe.com/bigskyastrologypodcast or email her at april(at)bigskyastrology(dot)com and be sure to put “Podcast Question” in the subject line. [27:31] If you like what you're hearing, please subscribe, follow, like and share! This episode is brought to you by donors Betsy Passmore and Terry Ehlert. [28:29] If you missed the Podathon and would like to support the show, please go here! 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Welcome back to Paris: The Memoir Book Club! Molly Mulshine & Sara Armour discuss Part 2.01:08 What if Paris had been diagnosed earlier in her life? The Impact of ADHD diagnosis (or not) for Molly & Sara respectively. The CEDU organization and how Boomer parents and daytime talk show hosts Maury Povich, Sally Jesse Raphael, and later Dr. Phil helped to legitimize these organizations. Mass brainwashing and financial support of police departments makes it impossible for kids in these programs to come forward about the abuse they're suffering.10:30 CEDU organization started when Saturn was in Pisces in the 60's as an off-shoot of AA. Also, is Maury hot?14:30 15-year anniversary of Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, and Lindsay Lohan's infamous "Bimbo Summit" headline & photos. 18:00 Britney Spears friendship referenced throughout memoir. Parallels with Britney's conservatorship.23:30 Can high-status celebrities actually claim they've been "bullied" by the media? Paris Hilton's expert media manipulation.28:10 Illustrious list of 90's besties turned family: P. Diddy, Nicole Richie, Kim Kardashian, Britney Spears, Snoop Dogg, Nicky Hilton, Farah Brooke, & random civilians Alison, and Jen. Is Paris covertly reminding them she has dirt on them?29:35 Paris is arrested by a bicycle cop in the Bay Area after one of her attempted getaways from CEDU and is forced to run handcuffed behind his bike to the police station. Paris reclaims her inner stats. Story where she abandon's a fellow CEDU after running away, without word.32:40 Paris is sent to Provo and SA'd multiple times. Left nude in solitary confinement, repeatedly. Paris reaches into her inner reserves to survive and reminds herself that life is hers to create from the inside out. Importance of self-talk.36:00 In a genius move, Paris blackmails her father by threatening to tell her story to the Wall Street Journal the minute she turns 18. It works. What does this mean about what Rick and Kathy Hilton actually thought was going on? If they didn't believe her claims of abuse -- what did they have to be afraid of her reporting?39:00 Image is everything. Affirmations don't work, visualization does. Paris claims her independence. "Paris In Love" shows the real controlling Kathy Hilton. Which daughter would Big Kathy be most proud of now?43:27 Paris plays both sids of the Leo / Aquarius axis brilliantly! Paris credits her parents for raising a strong child but in reality, did Rick and Kathy raise her? Did she raise herself?47:00 Despite all the violent and emotional abuse, at the end of Part 2 Paris remembers she's a Hilton, and for that reason she is going to be ok.Follow @MollyMulshine & @SaraArmourLeave a 5-star review on Apple PodcastsJoin The Patreon to join the book club! Patreon.com/spacetrashpodcastClick to book your astrology reading with Sara - use code POD for 25% off! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Anne Ortelee Weekly Weather Astrology
Sun in Aries. Pluto into Aquarius starts a 20 year cycle! Saturn in Pisces is helping us clear our karma. Mars in Cancer is still out of bounds and changes every two and a half days in how it takes action in the world. Adventures await us, starting now. Riotous energy. All the Aries and Scorpio planets.get aggressive and assertive with Mars in a cardinal sign. . . Action and stress as new cycles start.. Lots of endings. Oodles of activity with all planets moving direct. We can go through it or we can grow through it. Choose growth! Anne Ortelee, a nationally (NCGR-PAA Level 3, AMAFA, OPA) and internationally (ISAR) certified astrologer, presents her Cosmic Weekly Weather report. Based on the astrology configurations above our heads, Anne discusses the energy we can expect to experience on Planet Earth during the upcoming week. Follow her on Twitter @anneortelee, instagram @anneortelee, Facebook AstrologerAnneOrtelee. Book a consultation on her website: anneortelee.com Get daily updates from Patreon/AnneOrtelee for $17 per month!
On episode 227, a profound and far-ranging conversation with Daje Aloh about storytelling. We recorded this around her exact Saturn return at the start of Pisces, and through her embodiment this episode feels like a transmission on the transit, and what we could open to with Saturn in the imaginative and visionary sign of Pisces — where we dream from necessity, the hard work of dreaming, the way we can truly shape and structure our lives with dreams.We also discuss the Persephone myth and the narcissus flower, flower essences, belonging & self-belonging and much more.Daje Aloh is a Memphis-born, Appalachian-cured storyteller, song-keeper, and essence liberation coach. Currently, her work is to support seekers, lovers, crafters, and kin in finding and singing the deep song of their lives. Find her work at www.thestorydoula.co and on Instagram at @thestorydoula.✨
Welcome back to another edition of Space Trash: Lifestyles of the Rich and Uranus, Book Club. This week your hosts Molly Mulshine & Sara Armour are reading & discussing Paris Hilton's new memoir, Paris: The Memoir. Surprisingly uplifting!! Join the Patreon to join the book club and goss!02:37 House of Hilton (aka the unauthorized Hilton Family biography) is suddenly out of print just as Paris Hilton's memoir us released! HoH author Richard Openheimer publishes OpEd doubling down on claims against Big Kathy from the book -- In lieu of reading it, since it is no longer available: enjoy our deep dive from Nov 2022 with Sandi Smith.14:19 Paris Hilton's Astrological Profile: Sag Rising / Aquarius Sun / Leo Moon. Born on a Full Moon. She knows, and it shows.16:28 Kathy Hilton's, controlling parenting style, her newfound “silly” RHOBH energy. and the responsibility of rich people. 20:14 The ADHD Brain and Astrology. Non-linear thinking. Receiving money and wanting nice things!26:50 Celebs doing the work? Evidence in Paris memoir vs. Prince Harry's memoir.30:39 Kathy Hilton & the dark side of Pisces. Parenting creative kids.Highlights!34:57 Rules of the family. Drugs, alcohol, and skin care.36:22 Hunky Dory dig against Kathy?38:03 Aquarius broad-view of sophistication39:30 Exploitation of young models & youth in general44:20 Reframing the values of “Party Girls” and "Cleaning Ladys"49:17 Hot matriarchs of RHOBH. Idolizing Kyle & babysitter Bethenny Frankel. Little Kathy's childhood successes & their big shoe fight.55:55 Kathy reads private diary to her friends as a joke and the invasion through-line. Fascination. Jealousy.1:03:37 Predator teacher kisses 8th grade Paris. Childhood abuse and subsequent hyper-sexualization.1:09:38 Paris sent to live with Big Kathy in Palm Springs. Big Kathy bullies teenage boys that bullied Paris. Paris calls her Nannys' dumb and that she's second smartest to Big Kathy. Hilton family moves to NYC without her.1:14:06 Virginal and alcohol / drug-free before CEDU?1:18:30 Paris roofied in high school & assaulted.1:20:18 Paris takes-on P!nk for her mean-spirited song "Stupid Girl." Opt-in to attractiveness!1:34:55 Paris is a PR Queen. 1:36:37 Reactions to "American Woman" & family wedding drama.1:41:32 NFTs1:43:19 Rick & Kathy's strict parenting style. School & school interview rebellion. ADHD is not an excuse. Leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts! Join The Patreon!Follow @MollyMulshine & @SaraArmour Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
What will the major shifts of Saturn in Pisces and Pluto in Aquarius mean for us and our world? ✨ In this episode, I'm laying out what you need to know about these major transits, how long they will last, how they are most likely to be affecting us as a collective, and how we can work with these energies personally to make the changes we need to make to live a soul-fueled life without being so afraid of innovation.// Learn how to work with astrology on a deeper level and join me for Monthly Forecasts live inside the Cosmic Calling Community @ https://www.soulshineastrology.com/community// For complete show notes & all of the links from this episode visit https://www.soulshineastrology.com/episode130Support the show
Astrologically Speaking with Sheri
The Pisces Sun pulls away from confusing Neptune & its square to Mars in Gemini, & sextiles Pluto in Capricorn just before he enters Aries at the spring equinox March 20.This provides the opportunity for us all to move from chaos to clarity & focus now on the deeper meaning of our lives. We may realign our intentions with those of the collective in ways that allow reform—both personal & societal.The March 21 Aries New Moon—at 0-degrees 49-minutes at 10:23 a.m. PT & 1:23 p.m. ET--then motivates us to plant seeds that will blossom into implementing future plans, especially since all planets are direct now.With both luminaries' waning squares to Mars in Gemini at this lunation, we can choose to consciously allow this energy to help us forge ahead with our goals--as long as we take care not to incur the wrath of others now.Meanwhile, as slow-moving but powerful Pluto enters Aquarius March 23 he's already made his mark as he's leaving the final degrees of Capricorn—just ask the banking system!Pluto's not done with Capricorn just yet, though, as he'll be in Aquarius only until June 11, when he retrogrades back into Capricorn—where he'll hover between 29-27 degrees of the sign of business (among other things!) for the rest of this year.For that reason, remember: It ain't over til it's over, as Yogi Berra used to say.Nevertheless, as Pluto enters Aquarius until June 11, there's more potentially shocking transformation ahead. That's because Pluto's concerned with conscious evolution while Uranus-ruled Aquarius reminds us that the only constant is change.So, while in this sign, the energy may be quite combustible. If Pluto's nuclear energy, then fixed air sign Aquarius may just prove the catalyst that ignites it.When we hark back to the cycles of Pluto/Uranus--most recently their conjunction in the mid-1960's--we may experience a recurrence of this energy over these next few months in the form of social upheaval.That's because Aquarius represents groups--marginalized & otherwise--& Pluto represents power.(I'll talk more about this--& what Pluto's back & forth between Aquarius & Capricorn may portend—on this week's Karmic Evolution's Astrologically Speaking podcast at KARMIC EVOLUTION DOT COM! So be sure to join me when it drops Friday, March 24 at 11 a.m. PT & 2 p.m. ET! Or, catch up on the March 17 episode now!)Meanwhile, Mars enters sensitive Cancer March 25 & quincunxes Pluto, calling us to better control how we deal with anger born of hurt lest it become destructive—to both ourselves &/or others.And when Mercury meets wounded healer Chiron in Aries March 26, we're advised to temper any anger at those who've deceived us—or at ourselves for having believed them--into a call to action to more forward & speak out in order to heal.For those striving to become more conscious through astrological insight, recognize the opportunity at this Aries New Moon to leave behind the past—and any unfounded delusional thinking—in favor of a new start…...One that sets us on a motivated course to achieve greater enlightenment about ourselves, our relationships, our lives purpose & mission, & our entire evolutionary process…CRAVING MORE ASTRO NEWS YOU CAN USE?Check out the latest episode of Karmic Evolution's Astrologically Speaking! podcast when I discussed how so much of the recent Piscean energy in the sky—including last week's Pisces Sun/Neptune conjunction & Sun & Mercury/Mars squares--harken back to the Jupiter/Neptune conjunction in Pisces from a year ago.That's because so much of that once in a 166-year energy correlated with conspiracy theories, lies, & deceits—known as “hoaxes”—throughout the collective, both back in 1856 & now.However, we looked at the fallout as the Virgo Full Moon March 7 revealed with clarity such deceptive hoaxes.We talked too, about how we're moving forward into more direct energies that allow us to leave the past behind & forge a new future as we head toward Aries season this week.And, of course, we discussed Pluto's journey through the last degrees of Capricorn & its effects on the banking industry thus far. Is this the beginning of the end of capitalism as we've known it since the founding of America in 1776?Are the days of financial risk-taking over because the government will now solidify underwriting all risk taking over the next year & a half?This is an ongoing question we'll explore more in the next podcast as well…Tune in to find out more!WHAT'S ON TAP THIS WEEK?Join me Friday, March 24, when the next podcast drops at 11 a.m. PT & 2 p.m. ET for more in-depth Astro News You Can Use that continues our discussion of the effects of the Aries New Moon March 21 & Pluto's long-awaited entrance into Aquarius March 23!We'll look too at Mars entrance into Cancer after his seven long months in Gemini—what transpired then & what have we learned since?And, of course, how Pluto's ingress will affect us—will there be more social upheaval between now & June?Will more people join ideologically oriented groups to speak truth to power?All this & more, so be sure to have a listen--live or later--and while you're there, don't forget to download your free copy of renowned evolutionary astrologer Steven Forrest's advice about How To Keep Your Sun Sign Happy!Check it out! Namaste...,
Healing The Spirit: Astrology, Archetypes & Artmaking
What can the archetype of Jupiter in Aries teach us about our inner teacher and our inner child? What does it mean to accept the responsibility of teaching what ourselves how to be our own advocate? How do we work with our potential? From December 20, 2022 to May 16, 2023, Jupiter is in Aries. To honor the halfway point of this transit, I invited my dear friend, Shahir Shukor aka. Suprasensory Shahir to discuss their thoughts and reflections on what this transit can bring for us.Shahir is a fellow Gemini Moon and we covered a wide range of topics in this conversation. We discussed the archetype of Jupiter in Aries, its contrasts with Jupiter in Pisces (which we've been swimming in for some time), and how the desires of our inner youth can be our inner teachers.We also discussed Shahir's relationship with spirit guides and angels, how their spirituality and queerness intersects and interacts, and the bridge role that the spirit worker plays in sessions between the seen and the unseen realms.Here's Shahir's bio: Shahir is a love devotee, a queer muslim brown mystic who believes in love in everything. Shahir shows up as an astrologer, tarot reader and spirit guide connector, by tapping into their claircognizant and clairsentience gifts.Consultation: https://suprasensory.as.me/schedule.phpWriting: https://suprasensory.substack.com/YouTube: Suprasensory Astrology https://www.youtube.com/@suprasensoryInstagram: https://suprasensory.substack.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/suprasensorysThis podcast is hosted, produced, and edited by Jonathan Koe. Theme music is also composed by me! Connect with me through my newsletter, my Instagram @nate_qi, and my music. If you resonate with my work, click here to book an astrology reading or click here to book an Akashic reading with me. For podcast-related inquiries, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It seems that the Universe really, really wants us to wake up and pay attention right now. Two weeks ago Saturn moved into Pisces. A few days ago we celebrated the return of Spring (or Fall) with the Equinox and a new cycle with the beginning of Aries Season. And, that's not all the Universe has for us.The day this episode is released, March 23, 2023 (3/23/23 - who can make that up?!) marks the movement of the small but mighty planet, Pluto, out of Capricorn and into Aquarius.All the planetary movements affect each of us individually as well as collectively. In this episode (which is important and relevant for the next 20 years while Pluto moves through Aquarius) reflects on what we've experienced while Pluto has been in Capricorn and gives you a glimpse into some of what we might experience as it moves into and through Aquarius.Highlights:Pluto is the planet of death & rebirth, transformation, Soul Work, Shadow Work, falling apart and rising from the ashesCapricorn is ruled by Saturn and is all about things like structure, responsibility, tradition and organization - what did the world experience while Pluto has been in Capricorn (since 2008)?Aquarius is ruled by Saturn and Neptune and is about things like innovation, technology, freedom, community and New Age ideasWhy it's important to understand how these shifts affect you on a personal level - and how you can find out how they'll affect youAquarius is the rebel that likes to break the Matrix, so the next 20 years will be an adventure no one alive today has experienced!If you'd like to schedule a Soul Illumination Reading to learn. more about your Soul's path and possibilities while Pluto is in Aquarius, sign up through this link. If you can't find a time that works for you, email me at email@example.com and we'll find a time that works. This could be an unparalleled time in history. Shining a light on the area of life it will impact for you will help you understand and navigate it with grace and compassion.Do you have your copy of my free guide, 4 Steps to Connect with Your Higher Self? If not, get yours here!
Saturn in Pisces is a walking contradiction. Saturn loves to be in command and control, to be accountable and responsible and have all his ducks in a row. The energy of Pisces draws us inward to connect more with our soul, and outward to have compassion and understanding for others. While Saturn wants consistency no matter the conditions, Pisces understands gentleness, flow, and that the artistry of life can't be rushed. So how will these interesting duo combine energies the next 2.5 years? Listen to this podcast to find out. Get coaching from me using your astrology chart (ongoing coaching available upon request): https://willowsbloom.com/offeringsJoin our Discord for daily astrology chat (it's free!). Previous customers also get free access to the private Discord channel where we host monthly live Q&A's where you can ask me anything (even about personal info related to your chart or transits) so I can provide my customers ongoing support. https://discord.gg/rtRF8Zp7P4](https://discord.gg/rtRF8Zp7P4Subscribe to my email list for weekly astro updates and exclusive updates, sales, and more. https://willowsbloom.ck.page/dbdb13becdNotion 2023 Astrology Calendar Template:https://willowsbloom.com/offerings/2023-astrology-notion-template/Can't get enough? Listen to New Content on My Astrology Podcast:https://astrologyisreal.buzzsprout.com/Christina's Info: Luaastrology.com TikTok lua.astrology Insta lua.astrology
BIPOC communities are most likely to bear the effects of climate change, but BIPOC-led environmental justice groups are severely underfunded in climate philanthropy. In this episode, Abdul Dosunmu of the Climate Funders Justice Pledge talks about his group's aim to challenge big donors to give more equitably.(PDF transcript)(Active transcript)Text transcript:David RobertsWhether it's suffering the effects of fossil fuel pollution or fighting back against it, black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) are on the front lines of climate change. Yet they are starved for resources. More than a billion dollars a year goes toward climate philanthropy, but of that amount, little more than 1 percent goes to BIPOC-led environmental justice groups.The two-year-old Climate Funders Justice Pledge, run by the Donors of Color Network, is trying to change that. It challenges big donors to a) be more transparent about where their grants are going, and b) within two years of signing the pledge, raise the amount going to BIPOC-led groups to 30 percent.The pledge, featured in a just-released report from Morgan Stanley and the Aspen Institute on how to increase the impact of climate philanthropy, has already led to more than $100 million in annual commitments to BIPOC-led groups.I talked with Abdul Dosunmu, who runs the pledge campaign, about why BIPOC leadership is important to the climate fight, how transparency changes the behavior of foundations, and how to improve the relationship between environmental justice groups and big funders.Alright. Abdul Dosunmu. Welcome to Volts. Thank you so much for coming.Abdul DosunmuThank you so much for having me.David RobertsThis is an interesting topic to me with lots of ins and outs, but let's start with just, I'd like to get a sense of what is the pool of philanthropic money available to climate and environmental organizations? And then how much of that currently is going to EJ groups?Abdul DosunmuThe Morgan Stanley-Aspen report, that we were honored to be part of, and was just released really details a stark challenge in terms of what the author of the report, Randall Kempner, says is both the quantity of climate philanthropy and the quality of climate philanthropy. So, on the quantity side, according to the report, only about 2% of all global philanthropy is focused on climate.David RobertsThat's wild to begin with, honestly.Abdul DosunmuInsanely wild. And what's interesting about that, what's hard to square about that is the fact that if you ask philanthropists how urgent the crisis is, 85% of them say it's extremely urgent. So they're talking one game but walking another game.David RobertsRight.Abdul DosunmuSo, of all global philanthropy, only about 2% is focused on climate. And then of that 2%, only about 1.3% of it is focused on BIPOC-led environmental justice organizations. So if you think about the quantity versus quality framework that Randall has, the Morgan Stanley-Aspen report is really focused on the quantity side of it. The climate funders justice pledge, which I lead, is focused on the quality side of it.David RobertsRight. We'll get to that in just one second. I got a bunch of questions about that, but I just want to in terms of quantity, do we know that 2% that goes to climate related stuff. Do we know what that number is? I don't have any sense of scale at all.David RobertsIs that a billion dollars? A few million?Abdul DosunmuSo our data, and I'm not sure Randall goes into this in the report, but our data is really focused on about 1.3 billion or so of climate funding.David RobertsGot it.Abdul DosunmuSo we're looking at single digit billions. But we also know that in recent years, frankly in recent weeks, that number is steadily escalating as new Climate Funders come onto the scene with last names like Bezos, and Powell, Jobs, and others. And so we really don't have a solid sense of what that new number is.David RobertsRight.Abdul DosunmuBut in terms of the 1.3% number that we focus on at CFJP, we're looking at about 1.34 billion of that which was awarded to National Climate Funders. And of that, only about 1.3% is going to BIPOC-led environmental groups.David RobertsSo that's less than 20 million. Say something in that neighborhood, right?Abdul DosunmuAbsolutely.David RobertsOne other distinction on this is I know that there is giving that gets categorized under EJ activities, which is separate from money actually going to EJ led groups.Abdul DosunmuThat's right. So that's a critical distinction, and you've really just jumped in on the core part of the work that I do. We believe that it's important that EJ work is funded when it is BIPOC-led just as much as it's funded when it's not. And currently what we have is a system where EJ work led by communities of color, conceptualizing communities of color is not funded at the same scale that other work might be funded. And the reality of that is that there are deep consequences because as we often say, the communities that are closest to the problem are closest to the solutions, but they're also the furthest away from the resources.David RobertsSo let's get right into that then. I guess probably a lot of listeners will take this as self-evident, but when you go to big funders, people sitting on big endowments and stuff, and you are trying to make the case that BIPOC-led groups are important to tackling climate change, what's the case? What's the evidence? What do you tell them?Abdul DosunmuWell, we start with a basic concept that says that the climate does not discriminate, people and systems do. And the reason we start there is that we really want to drive them to the data that most of your audience will probably be familiar with around the fact that most frontline communities, the communities that are hit first and worse by the effects of climate change are Black and Brown communities. Most fenceline communities are Black and Brown communities that when it comes to the ways in which this crisis is manifesting itself on the ground and in people's lives, it disproportionately impacts BIPOC communities. So we start there.That if you're actually interested in mitigating the effects of this crisis, by necessity, you would start with BIPOC communities, right? The second piece is if you're actually interested in shifting the systemic landscape that has led to this crisis, you would start with BIPOC communities. And here's what I mean by that. Power differentials in society is what has created the condition for exploitation, extraction, and pollution. It's the power differentials that have created the foundations of this crisis. It's the fact that certain communities have been politically disenfranchised and subjugated and those are also the communities that have been impacted by environmental exploitation and extraction.David RobertsYeah, I feel like this is an important point because sometimes what you hear from, I don't know that they'll say it publicly a lot anymore, but sometimes what you hear in private from climate people is climate is about emissions. And we should attack emissions, right? We should be lowering emissions. And insofar as you are being distracted by other social, like you're mixing your ice cream of peanut butter or whatever, like you're letting your social issues get involved in your emissions issues, you're just going to be less effective at reducing emissions. I think that mindset still has quite a hold on quite a few people.So this point that they're linked is important, I think.Abdul DosunmuYou said. You don't know if people will actually share it publicly. I hear it almost every day.David RobertsSo they still do say it publicly.Abdul DosunmuThey still do say it publicly.David RobertsRight, that there is a sense that you can somehow disconnect the climate crisis from the social and racial inequities that exist in our society, when in fact, the communities that have been the most exploited and the most extracted have been communities that have been denied political voice, right. And they've been BIPOC communities. I often tell the story of a neighborhood in my hometown, Dallas, Texas, called the West Dallas neighborhood. And it's largely Black and Brown, historically has been as a result of housing segregation. And this community was home for 50 years to a lead smelter plant. And this lead smelter plant obviously polluted the environment.Abdul DosunmuIt also poisoned generations of young Black and Brown kids growing up in that community. And it was the political powerlessness of that community, it was the political subjugation of that community that allowed that lead smelter plant to operate with impunity for 50 years. And this is the critical point that we make. It was the rising up of that community. It was the mobilization of that community that ultimately booted that lead smelter plant from the community. And so it's important for us to see that these things are linkedDavid RobertsJust to sort of restate, the whole problem of environmental pollution generally, including climate, is this ability to basically produce waste and impacts that you don't pay for.Abdul DosunmuThat's right.David RobertsBut you can't do that unless there's some community that's disempowered enough that it can't stop you from doing it, right? I mean, the whole setup relies on there being disempowered communities that have no choice but to accept this junk.Abdul DosunmuThat's exactly right. I have a dear friend in the movement, Felicia Davis from HBCU Green Fund, who says we don't just have a climate crisis, we have a power injustice crisis.David RobertsRight. And relatedly, I think, another old piece of conventional wisdom, though, this I think has been changing in recent years. But if you go back I've been doing this for close to 20 years now, and if you go back like 15 years, I think the sort of conventional wisdom was climate is something that educated, affluent, White people worry about because they have the luxury and time to worry about it. And BIPOC communities, vulnerable communities, EJ communities have other things to worry about that are more proximate and more difficult and they don't have time to worry about climate change.And thus those communities are not going to be a big part of a social movement for climate change. And of course, now the data shows that that's wrong, like almost inversely wrong. So what is the level of kind of knowledge and engagement among these communities on the subject of climate change?Abdul DosunmuWell, and this is a key point that I like to make. The first part of that that I would like to deconstruct is this notion that climate is separate from the other issues that impact these communities, right? That in many ways, part of the innovation and the imagination that these communities are bringing to the fight is to recognize the interconnections between climate and housing, climate and labor policy, climate and transportation, right? That they are uniquely positioned to see that climate is connected to a whole range of other systems that decide and define how we live. So that's part of the deconstruction that has to be made.David RobertsAnd you might also say that a White affluent businessman is uniquely positioned to want to not see those interconnections, right? Like there's a lot of incentive not to see them if you benefit from them, basically.Abdul DosunmuRight. There is a desire to focus the fight against the climate crisis on a little intervention here, a little technology here. And the reality is that the crisis is the result of systems that shape how we live. And in order to fight the crisis, we've got to actually change those systems, right? And communities of color are uniquely positioned to be able to understand that and to lead that fight.David RobertsAnd that shows up in the data, and surveys, and polls and stuff. Do you feel like that sentiment, that knowledge is pretty widely dispersed in those communities at this point?Abdul DosunmuOh, absolutely. I think one of the things that we do at CFJP is we actually look at and profile a lot of the movement work that is happening on the ground in communities. And so we're not just talking at a level of theory, we're talking at a level of understanding the movements that are being led by communities of color. So there is a reason that billions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions are disrupted every year by indigenous organizers. There is a reason that it was the BIPOC-led organizations that pushed President Biden on Justice40, and that conceptualized the New Jersey and California environmental justice laws that preceded Justice40.There is a reason that the Climate Justice Alliance, for instance, has had a massive impact on shifting away from extractive energy practices. And so it's important for us to see that we don't need a poll to tell us, all we need to do is look at the work and the organizing that is happening in these communities and see the ways in which it is moving the needle on this conversation.David RobertsYeah, and I'll just say, from my perch, my perspective, like, I remember when the climate bill was being put together back in 2008 and 2009, I don't know if you were unfortunate enough to be in this area when that was happening, but EJ was it wasn't absent, but it was clearly an add on, right? It was like an amendment. It was like a thing you stick on at the end as an afterthought. And it's been remarkable to me just to see, over the years, EJ just becoming much more assertive and having a much bigger place at the table.David RobertsTo the point now that the Democratic, official sort of Democratic Party climate agenda has it right there at the core, and it's included in a lot of these Inflation Reduction Act grants. So it's like night and day in terms of the engagement on both sides. To me, obviously there's a long way to go, but I've seen the change.Abdul DosunmuThat's absolutely right. And that change was led by BIPOC-led organizations. And here's why that's important, right? Obviously, you know this better than I do. We're dealing with a movement that has historically excluded and alienated the voices of People of Color. And there are organizations out there that are doing this work around diversity, equity, and inclusion in the environmental movement, right? And the data has never been good. It's always been bad. And here's the core point that we make. I draw an analogy. One of my favorite football teams, I'm a great Texan, I'm a great Dallasite.So the Dallas Cowboys, what we're doing right now in the climate movement is the equivalent of the Dallas Cowboys finally making it to the Super Bowl but fielding only about a 10th of a team on the field. That's what we're doing right now in the movement. Our best players, our most imaginative players are not on the field because we have historically excluded them.David RobertsLet's talk about that. So the Climate Funders Justice Pledge, what is it specifically? What is it asking of large philanthropies?Abdul DosunmuSo it's pretty simple, which is not to say that they always receive it as such.David RobertsNot easy. Easy and simple are different.Abdul DosunmuEasy and simple are different. But it's pretty simple. It says two things. Number one, it says commit to transparency. So we call on the nation's top climate funders, primarily institutional funders, so we're talking foundations, big foundations to commit to transparency, right? And what that means is we ask them specifically, "how much of your current climate giving is focused on BIPOC-led environmental justice organizations? Not just environmental justice organizations, but BIPOC-led EJ organizations." And we define that very concretely.We say 50% of your board has to be People of Color, 50% of your senior staff has to be People of Color, and you have to have an explicit mission of serving communities of color. So how much in dollar amounts of your current climate giving is going to BIPOC-led environmental justice organizations? That's a transparency component.David RobertsAnd that information is not available today.Abdul DosunmuIt's not easily available. And to be honest with you, most funders have not asked themselves those questions, right?So one of the things that has been a learning journey for us is actually getting feedback from funders that have taken the pledge. And what they tell us is that for them, the most transformative part of it has been the transparency component because they had never actually looked at the data.David RobertsI bet they're not finding out good things, right? They're not pleasantly surprised.Abdul DosunmuNo, they're not. In the main, they are not pleasantly surprised. I mean, the data is what it is, right, nationally. And part of what we wanted to do with this pledge is we wanted to make that data available to communities and movements so that they could actually hold these funders accountable, right? And so that the funders who are committed to environmental justice can hold themselves accountable. So it matters that a Kresge Foundation, for instance, says, "you know what, what has been most imaginative about this for us is that it has forced us to go internal and look at our data."So that matters. And we don't just ask for the data, and hoard it, or put it in a report that we release annually. We actually post that number on our website. So if you go to our website, you can find that number for each of the funders that have taken the pledge. And then we do a whole bunch of media amplification around it because we actually want communities to organize around this data.David RobertsWhat's a typical number, like Kresge or whatever, once they looked, what are they finding?Abdul DosunmuWell, Kresge is actually, they're an anchor pledger of ours, which is great. And I don't want to misquote their number. If I'm remembering correctly, they were under the 30%, probably in the 20s range. And it's important to note that, again, they have had this as a commitment for a very long time. So actually challenging them to, "okay, let's look at the data," has been super helpful for them.David RobertsInteresting. Okay, so transparency is step one.Abdul DosunmuStep one is transparency. And I actually looked at the number. They're actually at 33%. Let me give Kresge their credit, they're at 33%.David RobertsI'm going to guess that's unusually high.Abdul DosunmuThey are one of the leaders in the field, no question about it. It is very high for the pledgers that we have, and they are making continued strides. So the transparency piece is very important because it allows us to have conversations like this one. "Where is this funder? Where is that funder, and how can we hold them accountable to the commitments that many of them have?" Right? So let me just put a pin in this and say after George Floyd, we saw a number of funders make new commitments around environmental justice, around BIPOC communities. And in the couple of years since, we've seen most of those commitments fade into the background, right?And so this has become a tool that communities can use to actually hold funders accountable to what they say they're going to do.David RobertsGot it.Abdul DosunmuAnd then the second component of the pledge is the 30% requirement. So what we say is after you tell us your number, if you're not at 30% and a good number or not, we challenge you to within two years of taking the pledge to get to 30%. So scale your grant making to at least 30% going to BIPOC-led environmental justice organizations over the course of two years.David RobertsCan I ask where 30% came from? I mean, is it just sounds reasonable or is there something more to it than that?Abdul DosunmuYou know, if you look at it, BIPOC communities, about 40% of the population, what we said was 30% seems like a good floor. It is not intended to be a ceiling. And what we hope to see is that over time, that number is far exceeding 30%. But at least as a floor, 30% felt right to the networks of movement organizers and leaders that we pulled together to help develop this campaign.David RobertsAnd so this funders pledge has been going on for how long, and what's the state of play? Are foundations signing on? How much money have you shifted? How long has this been running?Abdul DosunmuSo you're talking to me pretty much on the eve of our two year anniversary. And so we've been around for a couple of years. And to date, twelve of the Top 40 climate funders have taken the pledge.David RobertsInteresting.Abdul Dosunmu32 foundations overall have committed to at least one portion of the pledge. And so some of them will say we'll do transparency, but we're not quite ready to go to 30%.David RobertsRight.Abdul DosunmuAnd we accept that because sunlight is the best disinfectant.David RobertsYeah, I think you're right that transparency is the big piece here. It's like that dream where you wake up in school, and you're naked in school or whatever, all of a sudden everybody can see ... that alone, I think is going to create a lot of push.Abdul DosunmuRight. Nobody wants to be at the bottom of the list, right. Nobody wants to be in single digits when everybody else is in double digits. And the ones who are in double digits, like Kresge, they want to do better, right? They want to get more shine. They want to tell their story, more impactfully. And so we offer the transparency piece not just as stick, but also as carrot to those who are doing well in this fight, and want to help us tell the story, and amplify the mission. And so what we have seen is that there is momentum around the pledge.And we're very proud to say that we have helped to catalyze a new baseline, funding baseline through the pledge for BIPOC-led organizations of around $100 million in the two years that we have been around. But $100 million is really just a drop in the bucket because right now we're seeing, again, as I said earlier, new funders come into the field every single day.David RobertsWell, this was my very next question, is do we have any sense of what sort of dollar figure we would be talking about if this succeeded, if all the big philanthropies signed on, and if all the big philanthropies actually did it? Do we have any idea sort of like, what the ultimate pool of money is?Abdul DosunmuSo I don't have that hard number, but I can tell you that our campaign has a goal, right? An aim of catalyzing $500 million. So if we could get to $500 million, we feel like we would be radically transforming the possibilities for BIPOC-led environmental justice organizations. But that's going to require that we make the transition, the pivot, from what I would call the legacy funders, right? So legacy funders like Pisces, and Kresge, and Schmidt, and Rockefeller Brothers and Hewlett and ... a number of the ... MacArthur, a number of the others that have Heising-Simon's Energy Foundation, Packard Foundation, a number of those that have taken the pledge.We've got to make the transition from just those to now some of these more entrepreneurial startup funders in the space, like a Bezos, like a Waverley Street, like a Sequoia.David RobertsHave you talked to any of them? I mean, I assume you're reaching out. I guess one of the questions I'm sort of curious about is, is there a big difference in culture that you found between these established groups and the new ones coming in?Abdul DosunmuThere is. We are outreaching every day to the new funders. One of the reasons I make the distinction between legacy and entrepreneurial is that when you're a legacy funder, you have deeper roots in communities because you've been funding them for a long time, or at least you've been giving lip service to funding them for a long time, right? And so you're more susceptible to their accountability, right?David RobertsRight.Abdul DosunmuYou're more accountable to them than a new funder who's coming in, who is somebody who's made a bunch of money in tech and just wants to give it away out of a good spirit and a good heart. But there isn't the same level of connectivity there to communities, and so that has been the biggest challenge. And then the other piece of this is when you're an entrepreneur and you've come in right on the heels of having made a lot of money, a lot of money in business, you tend to think you know how to do things.David RobertsWhat? Tech guys?Abdul DosunmuI know, it's a crazy thought, right?David RobertsYeah. I was going to say I don't want to cast aspersions, or use any stereotypes, but when I think about tech-bros fresh off making billions of dollars like sensitivity to racial justice is not what leaps to mind.Abdul DosunmuWell and they may have the sensitivity, some of them, but they also have the kinds of neurosis that come from having made a lot of money and been very successful, and you think you kind of know everything, right? And so oftentimes they will come into the field and say, "here is what I want to do on climate," and it has no relationship to what communities actually are doing and need to do. That's really probably the biggest culture challenge that we face is that it's both the accountability piece, and it's the part of this that understands that, ultimately, this is a learning experience both for the funder and for the broader field. This is not top down, it's bottom up, and the best solutions come from the bottom up.David RobertsAs you've talked to foundations, have you received any straight up kind of disagreement about your goals?Abdul DosunmuWell, we mostly don't get that, right. We mostly get, "well ... we're going to work on ... " That's my impersonation. "We're going to work on it, and we're going to see, and talk to us in six months and ..." that sort of thing. But every now and then you do just hear "no, we're just not going to do it."David RobertsRight.Abdul DosunmuBut generally that doesn't come from a disagreement with the goals or the objectives of the campaign because it's hard to disagree with the goals and objectives of the campaign. It generally comes from a sense of, "you know what, this is just not part of our agenda. This is not what we do, and we're not going to have anybody external to our organization directing our strategy."David RobertsYeah.Abdul DosunmuAnd so that's generally where most of the resistance comes from.David RobertsIf you imagine a huge new flood of money descending on these groups, over the course of the next two or three years, you can imagine ways that that could go poorly. That's a big disruptive thing. And one of the things I was thinking about is when you talk to these small groups, often what they'll tell you they need is just operating expenses. Like they need to be able to pay decent salaries, right? Just to begin with. Trying to run a whole movement on underpaid people is difficult, and they need sort of just like cost of living, cost of operations, operations money.Abdul DosunmuRight.David RobertsAnd what you often find, or what they tell me they run into when they talk to funders is, of course, funders are wealthy, and therefore overestimate their own cleverness, and often have their own ideas about what they want groups to do. So I worry, like, is this going to be the right kind of support? And you can certainly imagine a big new pot of money coming with a bunch of sort of big footed demands about how these groups do things, right? Like, you can imagine big funders trying to sort of dictate the strategies of these groups rather than listening and learning from them.So I don't know how you go about, I mean, I don't know exactly what I want you to say in the switch, but are we confident that this support is going to be the kind of support that these sort of small struggling groups need most?Abdul DosunmuRight. You are really touching on a critical part of this that our campaign is going to be doing more work on. It hasn't been a core part of it thus far because we really see ourselves as the accountability mechanism in the field, but we do think there's an opportunity for us to engage on these questions. So to start, what we really need is a shift in the culture of philanthropy, right? And so part of that shift is a shift in the "philanthropy knows best" mindset. And we've been talking about that. Part of that shift is a shift in the desire of philanthropy to really dictate all of the terms of engagement. And they do that primarily by focusing most of their grant making on program grants.Right.And so you might get a grant to run a specific program, but you're not going to get a grant to actually scale your organizational capacity.David RobertsRight. This is a notorious complaint from nonprofits across the board from time immemorial, right. They're like, we can get a grant to do a specific thing, but we just need, like, printer paper,Abdul DosunmuRight! "We can get a grant to do a specific thing, but we need to hire people to do the thing, and we need to be able to offer them insurance, health insurance, and we need to be able to keep the lights on in the building." And that is a part of this conversation that, again, we have not touched on, but we see there's an opportunity for us to touch on as we continue to move forward. So those are really the two of the areas where there's room for additional intervention. The other thing I'll say is this. It's a bit of a vicious cycle that these groups are in because they don't get the funding, so they can't build the capacity. And because they don't have the capacity, that lack of capacity is used as a pretext to deny them more funding, right?So it's a vicious cycle. And now we're in a moment where there's some $500 billion coming down from the federal government, on climate related resources. And a lot of that is sort of focused on, or earmarked on a climate justice lens. And we're happy about that, right? We fought for that, the movement organized for that. But the concern that we have now is that because of this disparity in funding and private philanthropy, many of the organizations that are BIPOC-led, that are going after these grants won't be able to successfully compete because they've been locked out of the private funding, right?And so a lot of work is being done on the ground, and movements, and organizations to actually try to help organizations build capacity over time to be able to compete for these new dollars that are coming down and to actually be able to fulfill the spirit of Justice40, but we need more funding to do that, and the private funding market is critical.David RobertsYeah. And another thing I've heard from these groups, these are most often pretty small under-resourced groups. And another thing I've heard is that even the process of applying ...Right ...For these things, is burdensome, and difficult, and expensive. Like, if you're a two, or three, or four person operation, it's nothing for a Kresge to sort of send someone out to hear your pitch. But for you to make the pitch is a lot of hours of labor which you can't really well afford. And I've heard from groups where they say, they'll come consult with us and ask us how to do better in their EJ funding and et cetera, et cetera, and we make these elaborate presentations and then they vanish and we never hear from them again.So I just wonder, are there broader ... you could imagine a regime where a big wealthy funder pays some small stipend to a group to offset the cost of consulting, the sort of free consulting they do, or the cost of applying for grants or something like that. And that would just be can you think of are there larger ways that we need to change the relationship between small EJ groups and big funders, beyond just the monetary beyond just giving them money, in terms of just the kind of social aspects and cultural aspects of their interaction? Are there larger reforms we need in that aspect?Abdul DosunmuHow much time do we have?David RobertsI thought you might have something to say about that.Abdul DosunmuRight. I have the privilege of wearing a bunch of hats in my work.David RobertsYeah, I meant to say, I read your LinkedIn page. I had to take a nap halfway through. You're a busy man.Abdul DosunmuI'm a busy man. I do a lot, and I sit across a lot of different buckets, right. And so on the CFJP side of things, obviously, I'm wearing a bit of a philanthropic hat. We don't necessarily consider ourselves philanthropy, but we're not movement. We're somewhere in between, right. But we definitely wear a philanthropic hat. And then in my other work, I actually lead a grassroots voting organization of Black lawyers and law students. And so on one side of my work, I am challenging funders to do more. And then on the other side of my work, I am living every day the ways in which this system is inequitable toward founders of color and leaders of color.And so I see this from both sides. Really, I think the first place to start in this conversation is with a conversation. And so typically the exchange between funder and organization is a one-way conversation, right. It's a one-way street.David RobertsYeah. Speaking of power differentials.Abdul DosunmuExactly. These broader power differentials in society are being replicated in how foundations engage with organizations. "And so you can apply for a grant if we invite you to apply, we want it in this 60-page application format."David RobertsAnd then you get the grant. And like we need a 60-page report every year.Abdul DosunmuThat's right, "we need the 60-page report every year. Oh, and by the way, you probably won't get the grant in time to actually do the work you need to do with it because we're going to take our time delivering the grant to you, and you interface with us and interact with us when we invite you to."David RobertsRight.Abdul DosunmuThat has to change. And so part of the culture change that you're talking about that so many organizations are advocating for, starts with making that one-way conversation, a two-way conversation, and actually listening to organizations on the ground and having those organizations inform your grant making practices, right?So let me go back to Kresge for a minute. One of the other things that they have said to us has been impactful for them is actually the transformation that the pledge has wrought in their grant making practices, in their day to day grant making practices, and how they engage, and how they interact with grantees.David RobertsSo that just means they've been learning by doing, they've been learning by interacting with these groups?Abdul DosunmuThat's right. That's right. Absolutely. And we've heard that from multiple funders. And so really what has to happen is that the funder has to become a learner, right. And that's what we're pushing through this pledge. We're challenging funders to become listeners and learners and actually hear from the organizations on the ground about what needs to change in their grant making practices in order to be more equitable. And a lot of them are making changes. I think that's really where this starts is the conversation, shifting it from one-way to two-way.And one of the things, by the way, that we have tried to do is that a number of these funders have said, "well, how do I actually get this data? How do I actually get the demographic data information? How do we kind of navigate that?" And what we have done is actually provide resources for them, so that when they're seeking out this data, they're not creating more layers of burden on these groups, right? So we have tried to incorporate that even into our own program.Right, so these groups don't have to sort of do another report on our demographic makeup, et cetera, et cetera. So that's a little bit more public. And it also occurs to me I mean, maybe this is even too obvious to point out, but it also occurs to me that it would be nice if these big funders going to these groups were not like 18th century British royals visiting the islands like strangers in a strange land. Like, it might be nice if they were composed if the makeup of the actual big funders changed.Well, there you go. There you go. I mean, you've made exactly one of the critical points, which is that the work that Green 2.0 and so many other organizations are doing to actually change the makeup of these funders is directly connected to our work. Because you're absolutely right. You should not be visiting these communities as though you're visiting from Mars. You should have people on staff in senior positions who are deeply rooted in these communities, that know the work that's happening, that know the challenges facing these organizations and are directly invested in this work, right? Part of what I have seen in the time that I've been doing this work is that there are so many brilliant folks across the country who are directly and deeply invested in this work, and they are the people who have been laboring in obscurity.They are the people who've been laboring without resources. And in order for this system to change, the system of philanthropy to shift, part of what we've got to do is bring those voices from the outside in and make sure that they actually have the ability to transform these funding institutions. And that last point is critical because it is not enough to have People of Color faces in high places if they do not have the ability to actually engineer change.David RobertsI used to work for a nonprofit. The first journalistic organization I worked for, Grist, was a nonprofit. And especially back when I first started, we were very small. There's like four or five of us. So I became intimately familiar with the grind of begging foundations for money. Luckily, I didn't have to do that part for long, but I saw enough of it. And one thing that just struck me immediately and overwhelmingly is that we were an organization that was specifically targeting young people. We wanted to be sort of irreverent, and funny, and just all these kind of things that appeal to young people.But the people we're talking to and begging for money are, to put it bluntly, White boomers. They're older White people who are not necessarily who you'd go to to learn about what the youth of today want out of a journalistic outlet, right? And so I wonder if you have gotten any sense that younger people in general are hipper to this issue than their elders?Abdul DosunmuIn some ways, yes, and in some ways, no, right. And so what's clear is that younger people just generally understand the climate crisis better than their elders. So we start there, right. You have less of a case to make to younger folks about the urgency of this crisis, but I think it's important for us to be clear that when it comes to age, that does not necessarily portend more enlightenment on racial justice issues.David RobertsYes.Abdul DosunmuAgain, I work in sort of the democracy space, and I think there's always this assumption that the younger the electorate gets, the more progressive it's going to get, just because younger people have grown up in more diverse environments. On some level, I think that is true, but I would not want to bet the house on that. And I think we have to continue to be more intentional about cultivating, even among younger people, an understanding of the racial justice implications of this crisis. And so, as a case in point, I was in Miami for the Aspen Climate Conference last week.David RobertsYes.Abdul DosunmuAnd I did a number of panels during the week, and most of the programming had a climate justice angle to it, right. Most of the speakers referenced it. It was rare that you would sit through an hour long panel, and it wouldn't come up.David RobertsRight.Abdul DosunmuBut I'll be honest, there were still rooms that I walked into where I was the only Black person in the room. And I don't want to put any blame on anybody. This is not me trying to do that. This is not about assigning blame. But it is about recognizing that even among the cool, hip kids who are invested in the climate movement, that investment in racial justice still needs to be intentionally and actively cultivated. And we cannot assume that it is going to happen by osmosis.David RobertsRight.Abdul DosunmuOr that it will happen just because younger people are younger people, right.David RobertsJust because the arc of history right.Abdul DosunmuThe arc of history is long, but it bends towards justice. I firmly believe that. But I also believe that we have to bend it.David RobertsYeah, there's a reason it bends towards justice, because all the people are working to bend it, right?Abdul DosunmuAll the people are working to bend it. And so I think there is more consciousness than ever about climate, and there's more consciousness than ever about racial justice, but we still have to do the work to actually translate that consciousness into action.David RobertsWell said. Well said. Thank you. Abdul Dasumo, thank you so much for coming on. This is very illuminating. I'm glad you took the time.Abdul DosunmuThank you so much for having me. Thank you for the platform. It was an honor to be with you.David RobertsThank you for listening to the Volts podcast. It is ad-free, powered entirely by listeners like you. If you value conversations like this, please consider becoming a paid Volts subscriber at volts.wtf. Yes, that's volts.wtf, so that I can continue doing this work. 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Conscious Soul Growth with Molly McCord
Pluto in Aquarius remains powerful as new light codes continue to stream in to our cellular structures, requiring us to be truthful with ourselves about what we need and want right now. March closes out with a lovely Mars in Cancer trine Saturn in Pisces at 2 degrees, and then Mars connects with the North Node Taurus for more solid movement. Allow what you're feeling to guide you without trying to force or overexert yourself. Mercury enters Taurus on April 3, traveling behind Venus in Taurus, yet makes a square to Pluto in Aquarius at 0 degrees before sextiling Saturn in Pisces at 3 degrees. The Sun in Aries is conjunct Chiron at 15 degrees, and then the Libra Full Moon on April 6 illuminates what is out of balance or no longer part of your healing journey. More to share in this week's podcast episode. The Gathering of the Shamans in Sedona, AZ from May 5 to 7, 2023 - More details here: https://insighteventsusa.com/gathering-of-the-shamans-2023/ref/39/ ~ 2023 Soul Growth Astrology Webinars ~ The major astrology of 2023 and how the energies will show up in your natal chart, including Saturn in Pisces, Pluto in Aquarius, Jupiter in Taurus, the 4 Mercury retrogrades, Venus retrograde, and the 4 eclipses as the Nodes of Fate change signs. Wow! Check it out: https://www.mollymccord.online/2023-astrology .
The Everyday Astrology Podcast
✨Dear Beautiful You! Welcome to the Astrological New year! March 20th The Sun Enters Aries. Now we have no choice but to grow. We are done, for now, with the slumber. We gotta get a serious move on. Aries energy impulses us with power to go. We just can't not. You may still be in a furl of confusion from all the Pisces energy. Just relax if you can. Trust that there is a flow. You are brave enough to trust life now. Feel your anger. With so much Mars energy it is important to let the anger out. Its legit , how pissed off you are. Anger turned within is depression. To release it try hard exercise. Speak about it. It needs to be acknowledged. You need to be acknowledged. This new Aries Moon is when we plant the seeds for the year ahead. The creative potential and power of this energy can't be understated for beginning something ambitious. Big planetary shifts are underway this month. Pluto leaving machiavelli Capricorn for Rebel genius Aquarius is going to rock the world. Due to the unpredictable nature of Uranus, Ruler of Aquarius we just can possibly predict how this will play out.” Power to the People” comes to mind. Mars has been hyper focused on the Gemini area of our charts. Going over something to get it right. A redo of the exam. Maybe a little ptsd to remind you of the reason you need the redo. The mind was a challenge for 7 months but with the shift to Cancer we will come down to earth and fortify our homes and families with gratitude and care. The heart rules over the mind now. We wake from our slumber and find restrictions to our freedom intolerable. Saturn's moves to Pisces is going to shift the energy considerably. Now you can lay foundations that can support your creative endeavors, and anchor joy. The bones of something great can be set now. But the work is still work. You gotta show up to grow up. As the week winds up you will feel more focused and forward moving. The last few months have been wrapping up a period of turmoil on the planet. We are starting a new chapter. How can we create a world we all deserve? Love will Lead the Way. And Courage knows what needs doing. While the sun and Moon conjunct we have a chance to be so very clear and focused. We can know. We can be. We are truth. So ask yourself: What bad habit is ready to transform into a healthy one? What kind of food will help me to be the most alive? What can I do to fully relax? What will bring more joy into my life? How can I be more loving to myself? What clutter needs to go? Many Blessings for a most Auspicious New Year
Quietmind Astrology — Learn Vedic Astrology with Jeremy Devens
RSVP for the FREE Live Training: Become Your Own Astrologer Happy Equinox! Tomorrow I'm hosting my popular free live training: Become Your Own Astrologer. Click here to learn more and sign up for free! The energy of this week offers an opportunity for introspection to uncover new levels of creativity, and a chance to let go of what no longer serves us. All planets are still direct, which may feel inspiring, or may be a bit tiring at this point :-). I always encourage you to honor yourself and notice if you're in a time of expansion or a time of contraction, and do what feels in alignment for you. Tue, Mar 21 - New Moon in Uttara Bhadrapada Wed, Mar 22 - Venus in Bharani (12 days) Fri, Mar 24 - Mercury in Revati (7 days) Sun, Mar 26 - Mars in Ardra (26 days) Want detailed horoscopes sent to your inbox every week for free? Get free weekly horoscopes with best practices for every transit at http://www.quietmindastrology.com/freehoroscopes Get your free birth chart at http://www.quietmindastrology.com/freebirthchart Follow on Instagram: instagram.com/quietmindastrology Leave a review on Google: https://g.page/r/CWOBPr5vwB7BEAI/review Thanks for listening! Jeremy Keywords: nakshatras, grahas (planets), rashi (zodiac signs), bhavas (houses), mahadasha, antardasha, jyotish (astrology), yoga (planetary combinations), doshas (afflictions), kundali (birth chart), transits, retrograde, aspects, dasha system, remedies, mantras. Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces. Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Rahu, Ketu.
New beginnings. New energies. New seasons. It's the beginning of a new astrological year, a new cycle. How can we use the fresh new energies of Spring (or Fall depending where you are) on our healing journeys? In this episode, I take you through a process to help you take the dreams and visions you created during Pisces season and begin implementing them and taking the steps to turn them into reality.We also have the New Moon in Aries today, so it's a very potent time to set intentions, create your dreams and visions if you didn't do it over the past month, and find the first step toward your dreams and visions.Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, the leader. It's time for you to become the leader in your own life, on your healing journey. In this episode, I offer you some guidance on how you can bring passion to your dreams - and the one question to ask as we move into these new energies.If you come across this episode long after it's released, I invite you to listen in anyway! It's never too late because the energies are always available to us. Start where you are. Like Aries, just start.Click here to schedule your Soul Illumination Reading!Do you have your copy of my free guide, 4 Steps to Connect with Your Higher Self? If not, get yours here!
In this episode, Kathleen and Rochana speak to expert Locational Astrologer, Moses Siregar, who combines western and Vedic astrology in the unique field of astrocartography. With a love for and background in flower essences and vibrational remedies, Moses continues to use these in conjunction with his astrology practice. We chat about the big astrological transits of March 2023 (Saturn moving into Pisces and Pluto into Aquarius) and flower essences that can support us during this time. Full show notes and transcript on the Flower Essence Podcast website.
Doug Stephan presents the DJV Show
As we spring into Spring, we discuss what it means from an astrological standpoint, how best you can get your spring cleaning handled and what to expect from the new moon. Our resident astrologer is ready to discuss it all; plus, we say goodbye to Pisces and welcome in Aries. You can contact Maria for a reading of your chart at Astrologer4YourLife@gmail.com, or visit her website on MariaFrancescaTriliegi.com.
Messages from the Universe with Laurie Wondra
In 2023, the official first day of spring is Monday, March 20. This date marks the “spring equinox” in the Northern Hemisphere. On the equinox, the length of day and night is nearly equal in all parts of the world. The Spring equinox doesn't always fall on March 20 in 2024 it happens to fall on March 10. This year, 2023, the March equinox happens on March 20, at 4:24 P.M. CDT. Happy Spring!So each year we find ourselves on two separate calendars, the Gregorian calendar that goes from January 1st to December 31st of each year and the Astrological calendar that starts on the first day of Aries season and the Spring Equinox until the final day of Pisces season. We also celebrate a new moon on March 21 that adds more energy into the field of March. It's RESET time, and Laurie covers what this can mean for each sign. Support the showThanks for listening - For questions or comments email Laurie at Laurie@yourlifecore.comInstagram @yourlifecore or Twitter @yourlifecore Facebook https://www.facebook.com/YourLifecoreWebsite www.yourlifecore.com
Accessible Astrology with Psychotherapist + Astrologer Eugenia Krok, MA
Today, Astrologer Tareck Adeeb went LIVE to discuss the Spring Equinox and the massive week ahead with key transits at play. Here are the highlights: Happy Spring Equinox. On the equinox today, the Sun enters Aries. We are living in unprecedented times and there's another big astrological week ahead. With the Sun coming into Aries, there will be a big shift. Saturn is currently in Pisces. How are you all feeling right now? There's the opportunity to manifest many years of thinking when Saturn is in Pisces. When we move from Jupiter into Taurus in May, we will be leaving the old world and heading into the new world. It's a turbulent time. Keep cool and get rest. One day at a time. Pluto is about to ingress into Aquarius in three days! How will it play out, we don't know. We have to relax and understand that there's a divine order to everything. What is happening now is the build up to May. Upcoming transits: Today- Sun enters Aries/ Spring Equinox Tomorrow - New Moon in Aries March 22nd - Ceres Retrograde enters Virgo March 23rd - Pluto enters Aquarius March 25th - Mars enters Cancer We are giving EVERYONE an opportunity to watch the “March 2023 LIVE Astrology of the Month Ahead” from our Undergraduate Program for FREE! https://www.accessibleastrology.com/live-q-a-free-access LAST Chance to join the Rising Sign Education + Support Groups as they are currently being held with 2 hours a month of support from Eugenia + Access to 2 Years of Playbacks: https://www.accessibleastrology.com/rsesg Preparing for Pluto in Aquarius Based on your Rising Sign: https://www.accessibleastrology.com/2023-preparation Access the 2023 Launch Kit : https://www.accessibleastrology.com/2e705c7d-a2ec-4ea4-8aef-4ad87fac5e46 Be sure to be on our Newsletter for all the Latest News: https://www.accessibleastrology.com/newsletter
We are starting this week out with a dynamic fiery Aries beginning. We went from saddie to baddie moving from Pisces season to Aries season. Last week we finally saw the truth and this week we are taking direct power steps in the right direction from that truth.
My current musings, questions, invitations, and contemplations on Saturn and/in Pisces. So much to say here as these are arguably two of my favorite archetypes in all of astrology. This won't be the last time I discuss Saturn in Pisces on Moon to Moon, but it's the first. If the episode and/or M2M speaks to you, I would be so excited to receive your review. Thank you. Work with me one-on-one and explore Saturn in Pisces in your chart. +++ Podcast art by Angela George. Podcast music by Jonathan Koe.
Anne Ortelee Weekly Weather Astrology
The second most intense week of the year starts now. Prepare for a week of changes, endings, sudden upsets and new beginnings. Pluto entering Aquarius for the first time in 248 years!! New Moon, Sun, Mars, Ceres and Uranus on the world points! Yes LOTS of Public events in our lives and the world!! Mars is out of bounds and enters Cancer forming a harsh aspect to Pluto in Aquarius. Things will be VERY public! A New Moon in Aries moments after Sun enters Aries. Sun, Neptune and Saturn is in Pisces push our dreams. Adventures await us, starting now. Venus and Juno in Taurus enter the North Node, starting new fated time. Mercury in Aries fires up Mars out of bounds in Gemini, now clear of his shadow station point. Riotous energy. All the Aries and Scorpio planets.get aggressive. Mercury and Mars are in mutual reception so they can really act boldly, bravely and intensely as they can express themselves. . Action and stress as new cycles start.. Lots of endings. Oodles of activity with all planets moving direct. We can go through it or we can grow through it. Choose growth! Anne Ortelee, a nationally (NCGR-PAA Level 3, AMAFA, OPA) and internationally (ISAR) certified astrologer, presents her Cosmic Weekly Weather report. Based on the astrology configurations above our heads, Anne discusses the energy we can expect to experience on Planet Earth during the upcoming week. Follow her on Twitter @anneortelee, instagram @anneortelee, Facebook AstrologerAnneOrtelee. Book a consultation on her website: anneortelee.com Get daily updates from Patreon/AnneOrtelee for $17 per month!
Conscious Soul Growth with Molly McCord
Several astrological energies have been signaling the instability of the financial markets and global economic systems in recent years. Uranus in Taurus is shaking up the structures and bringing in change, collapses, dynamic shifts, and unexpected developments to what is no longer working. During 2021 and 2022, the ongoing Uranus-Saturn squares revealed through tension and pressure what has been financially weak, yet Saturn provided a stabilizing influence until it moved on to Pisces. The North Node in Taurus and South Node in Scorpio are both signaling financial changes, especially with the eclipses that interact directly with Uranus in Taurus. In 2023, Pluto will square the Nodes and reveal what is permanently over and complete, and this can create lot of fear, uncertainty and disempowering narratives. We'll look at the ongoing financial energies of 2023 and beyond, as well as remember that your innate connection to abundance and prosperity is an energy source within you that can withstand this global shifts. ~ Big Deal! Pluto squares the Nodes of Fate: Imminent World Changes, Financial Collapse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhaDa4TgebQ ~ Prosper with Conscious Financial Planning Online Program: Financial education and information to help you make empowered choices for your ongoing financial well-being. Use code PROSPER to get it for only $99 USD for a limited time! More details here: https://www.mollymccord.online/prosper-with-conscious-financial-planning The Olivia Team: Business and Personal Financial Planning for US-based individuals and entities: https://www.theoliviateam.com/ Raymond Merriman at MMA Cycles - https://www.mmacycles.com/ .
On this weeks episode, Mom and Me are kicking off a new series of podcasts focused on the planets! Last year on the Spring Equinox we kicked off a series called Healers of the Zodiac, where we featured a healer each month. We wrapped that series up with our Pisces episode. We had a great year talking to each of the zodiac signs and learning about their healing modality. We learned a lot! We hope you saw the healer in yourself. Today we are kicking off our new series about the planets. We thought a lot about this. We figured, if you are listening, you obviously want to learn more about yourself and your family. Because we are celebrating Aries, we will be talking about MARS today, in each of the 12 signs. Mars is the ruler of Aries. Next month, for Taurus we will be sharing insights about VENUS in each of the sings.. To purchase a clean copy of your astrology chart with the planets listed out in the signs and the houses, follow the link below! https://kate-wind.myshopify.com/products/chart-for-mom-and-me-podcast
This week, the Aries Equinox and the first of two Aries New Moons announce the arrival of the astrological new year; Pluto changes signs and picks out a new pot to cook us in; and Mars finally leaves Gemini after nearly seven nerve-frazzling months. And in this week's mini-lesson, April gives an overview of Pluto transiting through the houses of the birth chart. Plus: Power tools, paparazzi, and…is it a Saturn thing or a Pluto thing? Read a full transcript of this episode. Have a question you'd like answered on the show? Email April or leave it here! Subscribe to April's mailing list and get a free lunar workbook at each New Moon! Love the show? Make a donation! Big Sky Astrology on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube Timestamps [1:06] The Sun sextiles Pluto on March 20th (1:12 PM PDT) at 29°57' Pisces and Capricorn. This sextile favors picking up old threads instead of starting something from scratch. Look back to January 18, 2023 for clues as to what these threads could be. Pluto will revisit this degree June - July 2023 and then again in December 2023. [3:34] On the same day, March 20th, about one hour later (2:24 PM PDT), the Sun enters the sign of Aries and that marks the Aries Equinox, one of the two days of the year when day and night are equal in length. [4:17] Mars is the ruler of Aries, so look to Mars for the mood and flavor of this Spring (or Fall in the Southern Hemisphere). At the time of the Aries Equinox, Mars will be finishing up an extended stay in communicative Gemini. Five days after the Equinox, Mars will enter Cancer which carries associations of home, family, and feasting. [5:42] Moon Report! The New Moon at 0°49' Aries will occur on March 21st (10:23 AM PDT). It's a very powerful New Moon on what is called the Aries Point, 0° Aries. The Sun and the Moon are also square Aries' ruler, Mars… feisty! [6:39] This New Moon begins a Lunar Phase Family which reaches critical points at the First Quarter Moon on December 19, 2023; the Full Moon on September 17, 2024; and the Last Quarter Phase on June 18, 2025. Take your cue from Nike and “Just Do It!” Also, sign up for April's free monthly lunar workbooks here! [8:39] Void-of-Course (VOC) Moon periods. On March 21st, the Moon in Pisces sextiles Pluto (8:58 AM PDT). It's VOC for just about an hour, and then enters Aries (9:01 am). Meditate on how to advocate for caring and healing while dodging the dark side of escapism and/or martyrdom. [10:05] The Moon in Aries sextiles Mars on March 23rd (10:13 AM PDT). It will be VOC for about an hour and a half, then enters Taurus (11:42 AM PDT). This would be an excellent time to launch something that you have been working on. [11:02] On March 25th, the Moon in Taurus sextiles Neptune (9:19 am PDT). The Moon is VOC for about eight and a half hours before entering Gemini (5:41 PM PDT). Think about tackling a weekend home project that involves water, such as establishing an irrigation system, building a water feature, or dealing with mold remediation. [12:15] Cue the dramatic spooky music because Pluto is entering Aquarius on March 23rd (5:23 AM PDT). For the most part, it will be in this sign through January 2044. Pluto will retrograde back into Capricorn and sit at that 29th degree between June 11th and January 20th, 2024, then again between September 1 - November 19, 2024. [13:15] Pluto wants to get rid of whatever is extraneous and bring us down to what we truly are. Pluto has a long cycle, 248 years, and it has a bit of an odd orbit, so it spends different amounts of time transiting through different signs of the zodiac. It spent around 18 years in Capricorn and will spend 20 years in Aquarius. [14:07] For a recap on Pluto in Aquarius themes, check out Episode 169. [14:33] On a personal level, look for the House or Houses that Pluto in Aquarius will travel through in your birth chart. Take note that Saturn just moved into Pisces last week. Saturn tends to make us feel blocked, and Pluto sometimes make us feel demoralized or like there isn't a lot of point trying to move forward. [16:19] Pluto represents a collective energy. When it is changing signs, we tend to see it show up in the world around us. Last week's bank failures and the 2008 financial crisis are examples of Pluto (collective finances) in action. [17:27] Stop the presses!!! On March 25th (4:45 AM PDT), Mars enters Cancer, finally leaving Gemini, which it entered on August 20th, 2022. Mars was also retrograde while in Gemini, between October 30, 2022 - January 12, 2023. [18:59] Mars will be in Cancer, the sign of its fall, until May 20, 2023. It will trine Saturn on March 30th, sextile Uranus on April 29th, trine Neptune on May 15th. This side-stepping Mars will have some allies along its way through Cancer. [21:28] Mini-lesson: Transiting Pluto in the Houses of the Chart [23:36] Pluto in the 1st House. "It's like an actress caught by the paparazzi without her makeup." [25:09] Pluto in the 2nd House. Experience the hills and valleys of personal finances. [25:43] Pluto in the 3rd House. Stand for nothing less than the truth. Shifts in the lives of siblings and your neighborhood are also possible. [26:28] Pluto in the 4th House. A transit of figuring out what your true home is, who your true family is. You might possibly see yourself moving to a new place as well. [27:05] Pluto in the 5th House. Lean into genuine love affairs and creative projects. Learn to let go of the need to control your children. [28:02] Pluto in the 6th House. Live a life that makes you feel proud of your ability to give to others. [28:52] Pluto in the 7th House. Figure out who really deserves to be in your life on the most intimate of levels. [29:31] Pluto in the 8th House. Learn how to use what is sent to you for the greatest good. [30:16] Pluto in the 9th House. Being at odds with institutions is possible. [30:53] Pluto in the 10th House. Find a way to be in more control of your life path or toxic workplaces could be the result. Secrets can be revealed. [32:08] Pluto in the 11th House. Find your true friends. Be strong enough to stand apart from the pack. [32:36] Pluto in the 12th House. You know that juicy stuff in life that you try to ignore? Yeah, that's going to become more apparent. Get a therapist or other help to guide you through the process. [33:49] Check out April's book Astrological Transits for a deeper dive of Pluto through the houses of a chart. [33:53] Listener questions will return in the month of April. If you have a question you'd like April to answer on a future episode, please leave a message of one minute or less at speakpipe.com/bigskyastrologypodcast or email her at april(at)bigskyastrology(dot)com and be sure to put “Podcast Question” in the subject line. [34:35] If you like what you're hearing, please subscribe, follow, like and share! This episode is brought to you by donors Ellen Seminara and Colleen Wahl! [35:34] If you missed the Podathon and would like to support the show, please go here! A donation of $5 or more will get you access to the upcoming Aries Equinox and Cancer Solstice bonus episodes for donors only!
Starry Alignment: The Daily Horoscope Podcast for Visionary Lightworkers
Over the years, how disciplined has your spiritual practice really been? What are the results you're yielding from your devotional practice? Is there anything you'd change about your spiritual practice to yield more desirable results? Stress, anxiety, fear of uncertainty tend to creep in when we are not consistent in maintaining our awareness and appreciation of time. Time heals all. That is one of the major gifts Saturn teaches us again and again through our life. When we get into a flow, we often find the work on our plate is delicious to complete. Taking the time to care for ourselves or others through our work can be a very enjoyable process with the right frame of mind. Saturn in Pisces is giving us a refreshing change of pace after 5 years+ of Saturn in his home signs of Capricorn and Aquarius. In this video, learn about the impact of Saturn in this sign and how it will affect you personally based on your Sun, Moon, and Rising sign. Longtime problems in society will be solved during this transit thanks to a high dose of creativity and the discernment to act wisely. This is why having dialed in spiritual and energy cultivating practices can be SO helpful at this time. If you're looking to UP your spiritual practice with astrology, I've got you! THIS WEEK I am launching my signature Astrology Mentorship Program, Sacred Rhythm on YouTube for FREE to support as many people as possible in learning how to know their birth chart like the back of their hand. Astrology is a language and my goal is for it to no longer feel foreign to you if it currently does. This will take TIME and a bit of work on your end however if you want to see the best results through this Course. To learn for free alongside 400+ other students, subscribe to my channel and turn on notifications! https://www.youtube.com/@StarryAlignment The Upgrade Options: 1. Self Study Includes: membership portal, video lessons, quick guides, journal prompts, and embodiment practices all moved through at your own pace 2. Group Mentorship Includes all the above plus monthly group mentorship and meditation calls for 12 months starting in April + (2) 2 hour immersion readings with me (1 in August and 1 in January) * only 28 spots* 3. Private Mentorship Includes all of the above, the only variation is we meet every month for 90 minutes instead of having (2) 2 hour immersions *only 3 spots* If you'd like to upgrade into one of the different levels of the course, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a private message on Instagram for the link! Join before 3/23 and save up to $700 on your enrollment! Let me know if you have any questions and drop a comment below if this video resonated with you! Big love, Stefanie
The Aries Mantra: "I initiate with consideration of others" All planets are chugging ahead direct motion. New beginnings and new changes are on the horizon. Pluto first enters Aquarius March 23rd - June 10th. Pluto will have two retrograde cycles in Capricorn and then into Aquarius for the next twenty years. Tremendous potential for equitable systems on the planet. Other keywords include the ability for detachment and renewed objectivity with less drama as we move forward, break free, and then liberate and innovate our way to those new systems. Venus and Mercury will enter Taurus pushing our financial buttons. Mars entering Cancer March 25th and can create emotional insecurity. What makes you feel okay in our changing world? Focus now on all the positive and abundant feelings and work to remove doubt and fear. Jupiter in Aries races ahead of Saturn in Pisces, both beginning their new twenty year social cycle on this excitingly abundant and prosperous journey to the core of our Souls.
Paleo Ayurveda and Spartan Yoga
Episode TopicsPluto transits in Aquarius on March 23, 2023The Ayurvedic meaning of PlutoThe Ayurvedic meaning of Capricorn and House XThe Ayurvedic meaning of Aquarius and House XIPluto entered Capricorn in January 2008Pluto: reenters Capricorn on June 11, 2023 Pluto reenters Aquarius in January 2024Pluto reenters Capricorn in September 2024Pluto stays in Aquarius as of late November 2024The Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Jupiter, Chiron and Vesta are all in AriesThe Ayurvedic meaning of Mars Inconjunct Pluto The Ayurvedic meaning of Mercury conjunct Chiron in AriesThe Ayurvedic meaning of Jupiter conjunct Chiron in AriesThe Ayurvedic meaning of Sun and Mercury in Aries forming trines with Black Moon (Lilith) The Ayurvedic meaning of Pisces The Ayurvedic meaning of Saturn in Pisces and Neptune in PiscesThese are the general ayurvedic tendencies of the cosmic energies, everyone's particular circumstances are different based on their own individual chartYou can listen to the Saturn transit in Pisces hereWe practice Ayurvedic Astrology based on the ABLAS method of calculationsEmail us your feedback and any questions you may have at: email@example.comMay we all be well, adapt and thrive! -Tim, Vie, Freyja & KaliOther ResourcesThis series is brought to you by Yoga Energy School. It can be found at http://YogaEnergy.com Yoga Energy is offering Personal Training, "Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy" teacher trainings and mini courses. They can be found at http://YogaEnergy.comFind us on Rumble at: https://rumble.com/c/yogaenergyFind us on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/c/AskTimAndVieDid you subscribe to the podcast?Did you share this episode with all your friends?Email us your feedback at: firstname.lastname@example.orgMay we all be well, adapt and thrive! - Tim and VieDisclaimerAll information provided here is for informational and educational purposes only, and is not to be construed as medical advice or instruction. No action should be taken solely on the contents of this Podcast. Please consult your physician or a qualified health professional on any matters regarding your health and well being or on any opinions expressed within this Podcast.You assume all responsibilities and obligations with respect to any decisions, advice, conclusions or recommendations made or given as a result of the use of this Podcast.
Welcome to the Celestial Insights Podcast, the show that brings the stars down to Earth! Each week, astrologer, coach, and intuitive Celeste Brooks of Astrology by Celeste will be your guide. Sign up for the Aries New Moon Workshop at Celeste's events page. Join Celeste at the San Francisco Astrological Society's webinar on the Nodal shift. Book a private astrology reading or horary consultation. Download Celeste's free guide to help understand the transiting Moon! Here's Celeste's Amazon storefront, with recommended books and oracle decks! Follow Astrology by Celeste on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, TikTok, and Yelp. ***** Astrology highlights for the week of March 19, 2023: 00:51 – Announcements: The Aries New Moon, Intention Setting Workshop, is today (Sunday!). If you cannot join live, you can purchase the recording. Also, Celeste is speaking for the San Francisco Astrological Society about the nodal shift (North Node in Aries) on March 30. All classes can be purchased via Celeste's events page. 01:54 – This week's theme is: The Initiation! Tune in for details on the astrological news of the past week, including the fall of Silicon Valley Bank (check out Celeste's YouTube for more!), and Rihanna's appearance at the Oscars ceremony. (And tune in to Episode 36 to learn more about the US Pluto Return!) 06:20 – The three big things: First, Aries Season begins this week! Aries is a fire sign and the first sign of the zodiac. Fire is associated with inspiration, courage, and confidence. It's cardinal initiating energy, and the beginning of the astrological year. Do watch out for impulsivity and asserting one's own will. How can you have the courage to move your goals forward? Aries is a pioneer and a map maker. Also, at this ingress, Mercury is in Aries, and Mars is in Gemini – this is mutual reception, so they can help each other out. This can give us the words for how we want to take action and share our message effectively to inspire others. Avoid fighting over trivial matters, irresponsibility, and rage incidents. We also have an Aries New Moon at the first degree – so much fresh, new, fiery, bright, inspired energy! What are your intentions for new goals? Use the energy to feel inspired, articulate, and confident. You can achieve your goals! 10:08 – Second, Pluto enters Aquarius on Thursday! Pluto and Aquarius are both known for extremes. Pluto is a transformer. It eliminates, unearths, and has a volcanic force. Aquarius is the sign of technology, science, the internet, birds, and anything that flies (e.g., drones or astronauts). It also rules groups, clubs, friends, Congress and statehouses. Aquarius is also related to society and the collective – will we see more revolutions and/or pushes for authoritarian governments? Pluto transits Aquarius from March 23 to June 11 (staying at 0 Aquarius); it re-enters Capricorn (and gets back to 27 Cap) from June 11 to October 10; it the re-enters Aquarius on January 20, 2024; and retrogrades again in 2024, leaving Capricorn for around 248 years on November 19, 2024. 15:19 – Third, Mars enters Cancer on March 25, after a long 7-month stay in Gemini! It will leave Cancer for Leo on May 20. Cancer is the sign of Mars's fall: People may be more emotionally reactive and passionate. But it's also very creative! It can also be highly sexual (sex as self-care – be safe out there!). Shadow side includes being moody, accusatory, and having a victim mentality. Lean into the imaginative side of the transit. 17:36 – On Sunday, the theme is CHILL. Allow time for rest and relaxation. The Moon enters Pisces at 8:11 am PT. 18:38 – On Monday, the word of the day is BOUNTY. Take note of the abundance in your life. The Sun enters Aries at 2:24 pm PT. 20:57 – Tuesday's focus is ACTUALIZE. Set intentions for what you want to accomplish and then put your plan in action. The Moon enters Aries at 9:01 am PT. New Moon at 0 Aries at 10:22 am PT. 22:05 – On Wednesday, the word is OBSERVE. It's a cosmically slow day. Watch what is revealed. 22:42 – On Thursday, the theme is EXTREME. News may break that impacts large amounts of people. Pluto enters Aquarius at 5:14 am PT. The Moon enters Taurus at 11:41 am PT. 24:36 – On Friday, the emphasis is CULL. Separate the wheat from the chaff. The Crescent Moon – 9:58 pm PT at 19 Taurus. 26:01 – On Saturday, the word is SLIPPERY. Make sure your shoelaces are tied. Mars enters Cancer at 4:45 am PT. The Moon enters Gemini at 5:41 pm PT. 26:44 – Thanks for listening to Celestial Insights! To support the podcast and help others find the show, please follow or subscribe wherever you listen, rate it five stars, or write a lovely review! And let Celeste know if you have any "astrology in action" stories at Celeste@astrologybyceleste.com! See you next week!
The Stellium Astrology Podcast
March 2023 has some pretty major planetary transits: Saturn in Pisces on the 7th, and Pluto in Aquarius on the 23rd. Lots of my listeners, viewers and clients have been in touch with concerns about what these major shifts could mean for them and whether it's 'bad'. Having encountered some foreboding astrological predictions about these planetary transits, it really got me thinking about how unnecessarily anxiety inducing it is when we take on such negativity. I asked the one and only Frank C Clifford on the show to dispel fears around the imminent Saturn and Pluto transits, and offer some great tips for making the best of these transits. Are you feeling anxious about the current astro-weather, and have you already had Saturn and Pluto transits which turned out better than you were expecting? Share in the comments! TIME STAMPS 00:02:15 Intro to the shift 00:02:58 Tips for handling transit anxieties 00:14:03 Tuning-in to the shift & USA's Pluto return 00:15:58 Transit duality: Pluto opposite Leo 00:21:31 Getting worse first 00:24:21 Cancel Cancel Culture 00:29:31 Saturn in Pisces 00:32:04 Getting the best from Saturn in Pisces 00:35:34 A heads up 00:38:41 Study/read/connect with Frank 00:43:18 Prize draw 00:46:00 End LINKS EP129 Saturn in Pisces https://youtu.be/hQxlcKb5TQA EP130 Pluto in Aquarius https://youtu.be/ClmcqX74OAM London School of Astrologyhttps://www.londonschoolofastrology.com/ Frank's books https://frankclifford.co.uk/buybooks/ Horoscope Snapshots https://frankclifford.co.uk/buybooks/#snapshots The Book of Music Horoscopes https://frankclifford.co.uk/buybooks/#music Gonna Live Forever https://www.amazon.com/Gonna-Live-Forever-Tribute-Fame-ebook/dp/B0BC2PTJJG?ref_=ast_author_dp
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Today we will start previewing Pluto's upcoming entrance into Aquarius, which is taking place on March 23. This is not the first time we've looked at Pluto and Aquarius, but we will take a deep dive next week, unpacking this transit the same way we have with Saturn in Pisces.
Welcome to another Friday! In this segment we discuss some major transits coming up in the next few weeks. The combined energy is a culmination point of change, shedding layers, and potential chaos. The Vedic New Year offers an opportunity to celebrate the beginning of yet another sacred cycle. This event is also used to create an entire birth chart for the month ahead! In this segment we take a look into the chart and decipher how it could impact the collect for the year to come. We also explore the notorious transit of Mars in Gemini. What happens when the heated, passionate, and direct energy of Mars combines forces with the airy, flighty sign of Gemini? Finally, we continue our discussion on love being part of the spiritual path and what we can expect from Venus conjunct Rahu. Work with Christine: Sign up for our fundamentals course! https://www.innerknowing.yoga/vedic-astrology-foundational-course Website: innerknowing.yoga email@example.com instagram: astrologynow_podacst keywords: astrology, jyotish, Vedic astrology, sidereal astrology, nakshatras, spirituality, Christine Rodriguez, aries, libra, scorpio, libra, capricorn, Nakshatra, new moon, taurus, Venus, Jupiter, Pisces, Spirituality, horoscope, retrograde, eclipse, solar eclipse, new moon
Peter Manuel was an American-Scottish serial killer dubbed "The Beast of Birkenshaw" after being convicted of seven murders across Lanarkshire and southern Scotland between 1956 and 1958. We are discussing his story as the end of Pisces season nears. Manuel's zodiac sign is Pisces! Fun fact... according to several studies the water signs (Cancer, Pisces, and Scorpio) accounted for the highest number of serial killers. Twitter and Instagram - @biarpodcast Facebook - Bug in a Rug Email us your ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org Sources: Pisces Zodiac Sign: Dates, Traits, Compatibility and More | Horoscope.com Most Common Zodiac Signs Of Serial Killers | ZodiacSign.com 4 Most Common Serial Killer Zodiac Signs, According To Study | YourTango Killer: Peter Manuel - Beast of Birkenshaw profiled on Killer.Cloud Peter Manuel - Wikipedia Old Glasgow Murders: Peter Manuel Part 1: Early Life and First Crimes 10 Things You Didn't Know About Peter Manuel, Scotland's Most Notorious Serial Killer (wgbh.org) Who were Peter Manuel's victims? | The US Sun (the-sun.com) Peter Manuel | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers
Cosmic RX Radio with Madi Murphy
This is your cosmic energy report for March 17, 2023- March 24, 2023
In episode 393 astrologers Austin Coppock and Chris Brennan discuss the meaning of the zodiac sign Pisces in astrology, and explain the traits and characteristics associated with people who were born under that sign. Pisces is the twelfth sign of the zodiac, and it is a feminine or nocturnal sign, mutable, watery, and ruled by […]