Leo Lunar Eclipse Podcast

The Soul Is Here For Its Own Joy

The Naked Songwriter Podcast #37

Leo lunar eclipse astrology podcast DK Brainard

Refrigerator art by Roya Pearl.

 

Divine Self-Creation & Global Transformation

A grand trine featuring Ceres, Chiron and the Moon at the January 20 total lunar eclipse in Leo foreshadows radical social change in 2019…How you can use the rare double occultation of the Moon on Groundhog Day to clarify your intentions and sow the seeds of love…and not one, not two, not three, but four poems by Sufi masters Hafiz, Kabir, and Rumi (and modern master Mary Oliver).


Here’s the post on Imbolc/Groundhog Day I mention in the pod: Bridgid – Planting the Seeds of Intention

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Create 2019 in Sacred Space

The Naked Songwriter Podcast #36 – Activate Your Ideal Self in 2019solstice ritual with DK Brainard

 

The Winter Solstice – Gratitude and Intention

Step into sacred space with me and experience heartfelt gratitude for the abundance you have already been blessed with. Then join a worldwide network of energetic beings and co-create your world – 2019 version – more to your liking!


If you would like to support what I do, you can pour some sugar in my bowl (donate link).

Energetic support counts too. Please sign up for my newsletter if you’re not already in that club and share what you like with other cool creative visionaries.

And if you still do Facebook stuff, you can like my page and stay in the loop that way. Sometimes I do weird fun combo platters of music and astrology there. With my kids and dog.

Unlock Your Jupiter Potential in 2019 with EFT and Meditation

December 2018 Astrology: Use Mercury Direct to Expand Jupiter’s Good Fortune

fractal JupiterOn this show, Cathryn Taylor and I discuss the key things you need to understand about the December 2018 astrology transits. Plus Cathryn shares a powerful guided meditation to visualize the last twelve years (the previous Jupiter cycle) as a conveyor belt leading to your inevitable prosperity in the new Jupiter cycle.

The show ends with Cathryn leading me through a special EFT (tapping) sequence. You can tap along with me as we accept and integrate the grief, anxiety, and loss that always accompany our evolutionary leaps to higher levels of consciousness.  This is one of the best tapping sequences I’ve ever done with Cathryn – and that’s saying something because this woman is one of the pioneers of the inner child movement and of using tapping to heal the wounded inner child.

Even though we’re a third of the way through December, I really want to encourage you to listen to this show. In fact, I’m holding off on the next Naked Songwriter podcast because I feel Cathryn and I caught lightning in a bottle on this show and I want you to benefit from it!

DK Brainard: Unlocking Your Jupiter Potential – December 2018 Astrology

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Activating Jupiter’s Abundance

“All Systems Go”: The Naked Songwriter Podcast #35

adventures in abundance DK Brainard Jupiter in Sagittarius

What I was thinking about 12 years ago.

A powerful opportunity period opens after Mercury stations direct on December 7. How we can align with the once-in-12-years power surge of Jupiter in Sagittarius to co-create a better life for ourselves and for the world.


If you would like to support what I do, you can pour some sugar in my bowl (donate link).

Energetic support counts too. Please sign up for my newsletter if you’re not already in that club and share what you like with other cool creative visionaries.

And if you still do Facebook stuff, you can like my page and stay in the loop that way. Sometimes I do weird fun combo platters of music and astrology there. With my kids and dog.

Gravity Waves: Jupiter in Sagittarius

The Naked Songwriter Podcast – Episode 34

Jupiter in Sagittarius astrology podcast; photo by DK Brainard
Calling all artists, visionaries, healers, and cultural creatives! Here’s what you need to know about this week’s Scorpio New Moon and the once-in-12-years return of Jupiter to his home sign of Sagittarius.

Don’t get sucked in by the headlines; you don’t want to miss November’s powerful opportunities to rewrite reality.


Hot Links

Listen to me explain November’s key astrology themes on my friend Cathryn Taylor’s radio show. We went deep on this one: EFT for Spiritual Fitness: November 2018 Astrology – Death and Beyond (YouTube)

If you would like to support what I do, you can pour some sugar in my bowl (donate link).

Energetic support counts too. Please sign up for my newsletter if you’re not already in that club and share what you like with other cool creative visionaries.

And if you still do Facebook stuff, you can like my page and stay in the loop that way. Sometimes I do weird fun combo platters of music and astrology there. With my kids and dog.

“White Supremacy” and Uranus in Taurus

The Atrocities We Commit Upon Ourselves

astrology chart tree of life synagogue shooting October 27 2018 Pittsburgh PA

I struggled to unlock this chart.

Obviously, there’s the Grand Cross: Sun and retrograde Venus in Scorpio opposition Uranus in Taurus, all square the Nodes.

There’s an eerie similarity between this chart and the 9-11 chart. The 8th House cusp in this chart is one degree from the Moon’s placement in the 9-11 chart. And both charts have Mercury (the Messenger) right above the Ascendant in the 12th House of karma and self-undoing.

But why, specifically, anti-semitism? I went through a gamut of feelings this week as I thought about this event and how it echoes the rise of Hitler amid a wave of anti-semitism and “white supremacy” in the 1930s – the last time Uranus was in Taurus.

I felt angry. I felt despair – how could this be happening again? I felt contempt and the desire to punish the lowlifes who parade their violence and hate under the banner of white supremacy. Continue reading

Venus Retrograde 2018: Unplug from Lower Vibrational Attachments

Venus Retrograde in Scorpio: For Love & Money

Venus is the planet that symbolizes love and relationships.  On Cathryn Taylor’s EFT for Spiritual Fitness show, I pointed out that Venus retrograde in Scorpio was going to challenge us to go within and understand how our own unresolved trauma causes us to experience lack, conflict, and dissatisfaction in relationships.

Venus also symbolizes money and what we value.  Another function of the 2018 Venus retrograde in Scorpio is to tune us in to where our values are misaligned with our intentions. This empowers us to make course corrections and experience more joy and pleasure and prosperity going forward.

Love & Money = Forms of Energy Flow

I have had amazing sessions with the clients who’ve signed up for readings during the Venus retrograde promotion. I’ve also experienced some mind-blowing insights in sessions with my coach and mentors.

I’m still processing some of this and meditating on how to share it. I do want to share an image that came through in a session with my amazing coach Lisa this week.

Short backstory: A couple of years ago I did an online prosperity workshop with my colleague Ra Ma Kaur. One of the big takeaways I got from the workshop was really understanding money as a form of energy flow.

We’ve all heard that a million times, right? What I realized was that, as an empath with a lot of childhood trauma, I had never felt consistently energized or safe enough to allow my energy to flow freely into the world.

Rather than focusing my energy into the actions necessary to achieve my goals, for example, I would consistently allow needy people to drain me. Or I would jump into people-pleasing behavior in order to feel safe: “If I just give them enough love and attention, then they will see my value and reward me accordingly.” Continue reading

24 Hour Sale – Astrology Readings & Coaching

Book a reading before midnight Friday and get up to S75 off the regular price – Friday Only!

DK Brainard astrologerI’m pulling the plug on my Venus retrograde discount Friday night at midnight.* So if you want to save up to $75 on a full personal evolution reading or coaching session, now is the time!

The Venus retrograde reaches its halfway point today.  From 6:30 am until 1:30 pm (Eastern time USA), Venus is cazimi or “in the heart of the Sun” – a condition that ancient astrologers deemed highly fortunate.

After this time window, Venus will continue on the second half of her underworld journey and will once again be retrograde, in the sign of her detriment and combust – all of which together signify “highly challenging” in astrology language.

This makes today a powerful moment to reflect on what you’ve learned in the first 20 days of the Venus retrograde and to set an intention to master this lesson and become more fully aligned with your authentic Self between now and December 17.

*The Venus retrograde promotion has ended. Here’s a follow-up piece that explains what I learned about energy flow that made me decide to end the reading special early.

Find out more about personal evolution astrology readings with DK.

Darkness Must Come Out the Light

Women’s Voices in a Time of Darkness – The Naked Songwriter Podcast #33

DK Brainard podcast, Venus retrograde 2018My friend Tamara Star joins me for a passionate conversation about women’s voices and the fall-out from the recent Supreme Court nomination battle.

I tell the story of my “Brett Kavanaugh moment” and what I learned about toxic shame. We discuss the healing that can happen when women reclaim their voices and tell their stories. Plus, why empaths are waking up afraid or depressed in the morning, the power of ritual, and what happens when we don’t stuff our anger.

“Love will never leave us alone
In the darkness must come out the light
Only the fittest of the fittest shall survive…
Stay alive”

Bob Marley and the Wailers, “Could You Be Loved?”

Resources

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Five Ways to Feel Better Fast in Dark Times

Feeling Down? Anxious? Overwhelmed?

Get Your Mojo working with These Road-Tested Consciousness Hacks & Feel Better in 10 Minutes or Less

Five ways to feel better fast in dark timesThe collective angst sure can feel overwhelming these days.

The astrology feels dark and heavy.

You’ve had it up to here with racist, sexist narcissists spouting off in the press, on the campaign trail, and on the Internet.

Maybe you feel like you’re surrounded by the walking dead. Your (insert older relative here) no longer has thoughts of his own. Everything he says to you on the phone is a verbatim quote from either FOX News or Breitbart.

Your partner is in the fetal position on her yoga mat, sobbing silently. You’re afraid she may be emotionally bleeding out for the last time.

Some days you wake up and the first thing you feel is (fear, anxiety, grief, a sense of creeping dread).

OK, so your details may vary, but if you’ve been feeling like you can’t take any more for far too long…

Don’t give in to the collective despair!

The astrology of 2018, even more than the last several years, seems designed to force us to do what we’ve all been trained to avoid doing, at almost any cost. And that is:

Feel our feelings so they can move through us and set us free.

The five consciousness hacks below are distilled from 10+ years of using hypnosis, shamanic journeying, archetypal astrology, and meditation to help people move through their deepest fears and let go of crippling shame. (And to move through my own stuff, of course!)

I can’t promise you that you’ll be able to let go of a lifetime’s worth of repressed anger in one sitting. But I can say with confidence that these five consciousness hacks you can do in 10 minutes or less will break you free from your trauma trance and reconnect you to your powerful, creative Essential Self.

Best of all – you can do any of them in 10 minutes or less. Continue reading