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Astrologer DK BrainardThe dog days sale is over, but you can still get a reduced price in August. See below for details.

New clients welcome!

It’s all happening for a reason.

Big picture: the higher powers in the world want us to step into our soul power and create a new society based around creativity, connection, and respect for one another and for Mother Earth. But the energetic constructs that have thrived on war, poverty, and imprisonment of the human spirit for centuries are freaking out and throwing everything they’ve got at you to convince you it’s hopeless, you’ll never get there, the world will never change, what’s the point, etc.

But the world will change. It has changed before. It’s changing faster than any of us can see.. It’s also waiting for you. Because each step you take towards creating your own life around joy, desire and fulfillment adds to the power of the Good and the Beautiful.

With Mars about to enter Sagittarius, Saturn about to go direct, three eclipses coming up in August and September, now is the time to remember who you are and align with your soul’s purpose.

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You can schedule and pay using my BookedIn online calendar or if you can’t find a time that works, email me and we’ll figure it out. Note: BookedIn only takes PayPal. If you prefer to pay with credit or debit card, use the buttons below to pay.

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Returning Client: 60-Minute Astrology Reading or Coaching/Healing Session

Includes: MP3 recording of the session and any relevant charts.

Session length: 60 minutes

Price: $149  $129 (through Aug. 31) * Click on the Buy Now button to pay with credit or debit card or PayPal. (You can choose the amount of time you want from the drop-down menu in the shopping cart widget.)


Includes: Your birth chart, 15-page natal chart report, and MP3 recording of the session.

Session length: 60 minutes

Price: $199  $169 (through Aug. 31) * Click on the Buy Now button to pay with credit or debit card or PayPal. (You can choose the amount of time you want from the drop-down menu in the shopping cart widget.)

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Astro Update: Uranus-Eris Craziness, Capricorn Full Moon, Freedom from Shame

Uranus and Eris

A lot of us have been having weird symptoms again. Insomnia, vertigo, free-floating, sudden onset anxiety, nervous system anomalies, unexpected outbursts of rage, bizarre money events (good and bad). Those are just the ones I’ve heard about in the last week. And of course there’s the crazy shit happening with people and guns in society. Continue reading

Habit Hacks for Rebel Tendency People?

How I’m Attempting to Pscyh Myself into The Habits I Want

If it’s true that my daily habits are the difference between mediocrity and success, then I want to develop the right daily habits. But, how do I square this with my tendency to rebel against expectations?

The answer: I don’t know.

But I want to find out.

Here are a few ideas I’m working with to try to solve this mystery: Continue reading

Why Do We Resist Good Habits?

Daily Habits and Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies

tick-tockIn my post on the power of doing something every day, I mentioned how Gretchen Rubin’s book Better than Before was just about to inspire me to start some positive new habits when Mars went retrograde and my “new start” energy seemed to dissipate into thin air.

Since the Mars Rx ended, I’m back to reading the book and trying to apply Rubin’s insights to motivate myself.

The biggest insight I’ve gained from the book so far (and believe me, it is full of fun, piquant observations) is looking at my habit patterns through the lens of Rubin’s Four Tendencies framework. Continue reading

The Power of Doing Something Every Day

Daily Habits as the Key to Success?

better-than-beforeI started reading Gretchen Rubin’s Better Than Before in February, a few weeks before Mars stationed retrograde. It’s a fascinating exploration into how different people form habits, and how knowing thyself a little better can help you actually succeed at making a good habit (or breaking a bad one).

I’ve been taking classes from producer and electronic musician Jason Timothy – I really dig his sacred warrior approach to music-making. In the intro materials to one of his classes I read the following statement: Continue reading

My State of the Union

If You Choose to Follow Your Heart

There comes a time in every human life where one must decide to either follow one’s heart or to live an increasingly hollow existence attempting to meet the expectations of parents, partner, or society. Although the latter choice leads inevitably to infirmity of the spirit, dulling of the mind, and weakening of the body, it does carry with it the comfort of conformity.

For those of us who choose, repeatedly, to follow our hearts, Life is a much more uncertain – and often more volatile – adventure. To expect those close to us to support us in this choice, or even to understand it, is at times to much to ask. Continue reading

The Power of Getting Started

(This post is copied from my Patreon page.)

I was journaling about “just getting started” this morning, and then a few minutes ago I saw AfroDJMac’s post on the topic.

I’m usually working on 3-4 projects simultaneously. I think – being a moody Pisces – this usually works for me. When I get stuck or burned out on one song I can just move over to another one. It’s like creative cross-fertilization or crop rotation.

BUT I realized one reason I procrastinate with music stuff is that I get stuck ruminating on “Which project should I work on today?”

Subconsciously I’m weighing it up as this huge investment. Like, I’d better choose the right project or I’ll have wasted my day. In reality I’m wasting my day by not “just getting started”.

I gave myself permission to dump that old story today by saying: just pick one and set a timer for 5 minutes. If it feels like the wrong one when the timer dings, pick another one…

(I had about 40 minutes music time today. I spent 35 of them totally rockin’ out and making big progress on a live performance technique I’ve been trying to figure out! That was five hours ago and I’m still mildly buzzing from it 😆)

I’ve read – and written – quite a bit about the “just get started” thing, but I had never thought of it in terms of inertia and momentum. Whether you’re a musician or not, I think you’ll find AfroDJMac’s inertia/momentum angle helpful too.

Fight Perfectionism with Creative Constraints

Limits, Pt. 2

In this recent post on voluntarily embracing limits as a way of increasing creative output, I talk about the limits I used to record a live looping version of Traffic’s Dear Mr. Fantasy.

I also made a video – mainly because I know some of my readers prefer to listen to music on YouTube. The video took me about two hours to make. (Obviously, I have no ambitions of being the next Stanley Kubrick.)  I limited myself to using: Continue reading

Embracing Limits

A couple of my favorite producer-teachers have been advocating the use of self-imposed limitations as a way of getting more work completed. It’s a ‘creative hack’ I’ve been ruminating about for a while. Cognitively, I get it – find it attractive, even. But emotionally?

Continue reading