Be Your Own Astrologer – live class starts January 13, 2021.
Have fun learning more about astrology than you thought possible. In Be Your Own Astrologer, we’re going to focus on teaching you a practical, systematic, method of chart interpretation you can use to deepen your understanding of your own natal horoscope. And then apply to any other birth chart.
This class is for “beginning intermediate” students of astrology who know some – or many – of the basic concepts of chart interpretation but want to develop confidence and mastery in putting it all together.
I’ve trained dozens of astrologers and healers who use astrology in their work with clients and in this 12-week course I’ll help you hone your astrology skills, deepen your understanding of how astrology works, and teach you to filter out the noise and tune in what’s essential.
You do need to have some core astrology concepts under your belt, because we’re going to cover a lot of ground in this course. Ideally, you already have an idea of what the signs, the houses and the planets symbolize. You know that astrology uses aspects like conjunctions, squares, trines and oppositions to indicate how different planets in the chart relate to one another.
Classes start on January 13, 2021 and continue for 12 weeks.
Classes will be held weekly on Wednesdays at 3 pm Eastern / noon Pacific on Zoom video.
Classes will be one hour in length and are divided into two segments: lesson and discussion.
Each lesson will be recorded; participants will have perpetual access to the video and audio-only lessons.
What YOu’ll Learn
This course is divided into three four-week sections, starting with the basic building blocks of astrology and building to a focus on synthesizing what you know and putting it all together to do actual chart interpretation. Continue reading →
I do pretty much all of my astrology writing and video-making over at my new spiritual creative community, Cosmic Fire. But for those of you just discovering my work, here’s a primer on the 2020 Great Awakening featuring some of my videos and podcast interviews.
January: Where This Is All Heading and What That Means for You
In January, my friend Corin Grillo (author of The Angel Experiment) invited me to her monthly Inner Sanctum group to look at the year ahead:
It is still a year with tremendous power for those who are focused and committed to the path of their highest good. And, it’s seriously time to wake up to the reality of the Matrix and the fact that you absolutely cannot be pursuing Matrix-level goals and expect a good outcome. Going forward, the only security is in aligning with our highest selves and purpose and connecting with likeminded community: You must learn discernment!! The mainstream media (and a lot of well-meaning people who are totally stuck in Matrix programming) are blasting huge waves of fear and misinformation designed to keep you from acting on your own inner guidance. You can’t afford to trust any perceived or self-styled authorities any more.
March: Jupiter-Pluto in Capricorn – Global Lockdown
On March 14, I predicted the possibility of martial law being enacted in the U.S. that week, as Mars was about to make conjunctions with both Jupiter and Pluto on March 20 and March 22. (The first of three Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions in 2020 would be exact on April 4).
This prediction popped out during our Cosmic Fire Sunday mastermind call as I was looking at the Mars-Jupiter-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn. The video below is a one-minute excerpt (with charts) from that call. The second Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions happens on Monday, June 29.
April/May: Coronavirus and the USA’s Astrology in 2020 and Beyond
June: Two Eclipses, Mercury Retrograde, and Jupiter-Pluto #2
The build-up to the first of three eclipses between June 5 and July 5 brought huge protests (as well as violence and massive property destruction) in many American cities.
I broke down all three eclipses in June and July – including connections to the pre-9/11 Cancer solar eclipse in 2011 in this video:
Reality Beyond the Matrix?
It’s hard to see much of a break in the intensity for the rest of the year. Mars will be retrograde in Aries in September and October, Mercury is retrograde in October, stationing direct on election day in the U.S. (shades of the 2000 election?) and then we have two more eclipses before the once-in-20-years Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius.
The parasitic forces of control, greed, violence and force that have oppressed humanity for thousands of years are doubling down in 2020. They know this could be the end of the line and they are engaging (via their human hosts in the mainstream media, deep state, politics, and corporate-financial systems) in all-out psychological warfare on the people.
That sucks. And, this our chance to make a prison break and restore this beautiful planet to her true Reality of love, art, beauty and fairness for all.
We can’t do it alone and we can’t do it halfway. You’re either waking up or you’re choosing to stay tethered to the Matrix wheel of karma. For those of you who are choosing the red pill option, I invite you to check out our online community of artists, visionaries, healers, and makers at CosmicFire.org.
My partner Phoenix and I are doing a series of four community circle calls free for Cosmic Fire members during eclipse season. (During last summer’s eclipse season, we offered a similar series of calls for $99/month.)
You can join us for a monthly donation of as little as $11 (and we have scholarships for people who really can’t come up with $11 – apply within). All members of our community get access to the eclipse season calls, to our private (no ads, no spies, no trolls) forum, to our library of meditations and spiritual teachings, and more. No contracts, no obligations (other than walking in integrity), no bullshit – you can stay for a month or stay forever.
When you think of Pisces, “real world” is probably not the first phrase that comes to mind. Pisces is all about feeling, imagining, and dreaming – the stuff that music, movies, and visual art are made of.
But the Pisces New Moon (4 Pisces 29) that arrives on Sunday, February 23 at 10:32 am EST makes strong positive connections to Mars in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus, two action planets in Earth signs.
Appropriately, the Omega symbol for the New Moon degree talks about bringing heaven down to earth. The Omega symbol indicates we can improve upon reality by using our imagination to visualize and connect with better potentials; by grounding ourselves to the Earth, we then channel these higher cosmic energies into material reality.
Phoenix and I talk more about the astrology of the Pisces lunar cycle (and how Mercury Retrograde in Pisces is affecting things) on Episode 2 of the Cosmic Fire Podcast.
Healing Trauma with the Tarot
Plus, radical visionary artist and full-time witch Erin Aquarian joins us to talk about her twelve-year journey with the Tarot. Like so many of us, Erin woke up in adulthood to realize that she wasn’t who she thought she was.
Erin talks about how the Tarot helped her deal with a legacy of trauma that she inherited both from her family of origin and from the systemic abuse rampant in our society for many centuries.
She talks about how the Tarot archetypes gave her the wisdom and guidance her elders couldn’t give, and how the Tarot continues to support her creativity and her personal mastery work.
Hey! I wanted to let you know that I have a brand new podcast. In Episode 1, Phoenix and I explain why we’re using “code names” for the new project, talk about how those of us on the front lines of the spiritual-and-creative “Pleasure Revolution” have been facing so much resistance (including crazy tech issues) and look at why it’s so important to claim our inner royalty in these times.
(My college roommate came from a Greek family in Detroit. He had this ratty old t-shirt that read: “Gyros, Saganaki + You”)
As mentioned in the previous post, I’m going to continue to host my astrology readings and personal coaching pages here at dkbrainard.com. But cosmicfire.org is going to be the new home for a lot of my blog writing, astrology writing and videos, podcasts, and more.
We are building an awesome community of artists, healers, entrepreneurs, and visionaries. A lot of the blog and video content as well as the podcast are free for everyone, so check it out. And, if you’re ready to help take down the corrupt system of the world and replace predatory capitalism and “give a guy a badge” patriarchy with a reality that works for everyone….
Well, we’re looking for people like you to ride with us. We are a revolutionary movement of artistic mutants, compassionate businesswomen, take-no-prisoners healing arts practitioners, benevolent witches, tarot readers, astrologers, and dreamers with the audacity to believe that we really are the Ones that the world has been waiting for. Peace!
With Jupiter whipping through his home sign of Sagittarius between now and Dec. 2, 2019, this Fall is a rare opportunity to radically expand your awareness and lay the foundation for prosperity and success in the turbulent years to come.
Introducing: Beyond Mind
Tatiana Sakurai and I are launching a new coaching intensive / experiment in group consciousness called Beyond Mind: The Next Generation. The first three-month leg of our journey together starts Thursday, Sept. 26 and runs through the Winter Solstice.
Who Is Beyond Mind For?
Beyond Mind: The Next Generation is for you if:
You have a dream. You have a persistent vision of what your real life feels like and you’re tired of trying to manifest it.
You’re willing (or at least willing to be willing!) to do whatever it takes to develop an unshakeable faith in your own inner knowing.
You’re sick of thinking, scheming, bargaining, worrying, and trying to work your way to inner peace and outer success.
You’re ready to move from the 3D world of thinking and ego into the 5D reality of direct knowing.
Because we’ve done it. We’ve demonstrated that dreams do come true. Not through ceaseless striving or self-sacrifice but simply by surrendering the egoic mind and making the radical decision to always trust your inner guidance.
The ego – the rational, thinking mind – is the enforcer of 3D reality. We are entering a new world era in 2020 where the old ways don’t work anymore. When you are truly embodied, you don’t have to think about what to do next because your body always knows what is best for you.
This is the quantum leap from 3D to 5D reality.
We will be teaching you a structured, scalable system of lightworker tools and practices in a safe, inclusive space, including:
Applying spiritual truths to daily life
Learning to trust your inner guidance and follow it, no matter what
Clearing negative ancestral and family patterns and limiting beliefs
Identifying and clearing the energy of psychic attack and influence
The power of connecting with your inner child
Letting go of toxic relationships and playing small
Jupiter favors the bold – those who are willing to dare greatly – and with the hardcore astrology of 2020 looming, this truly is the time to go ALL IN with your spiritual practices and creating the life and the world you want to live in.
In addition, Saturn stationed direct in his home sign of Capricorn on September 18. Saturn direct gives us the clarity and patience to channel Jupiter’s visionary exuberance into structures that will stand the test of time.
In other words: this is the time to stop talking about what you want to do with your life and start doing it. The Saturn-Pluto conjunction and generation-defining Great Conjunction of 2020 are calling us to step up, reclaim our power, and radically reshape our world.
It’s going to be a wild ride in June and July, but it’s also a cosmic opportunity to free ourselves from old baggage, limiting beliefs, and toxic shame FOREVER.
The series starts next Sunday with the energy of the Sagittarius full moon to get us prepared for what’s to come so that we’ll be ready to get the most out of the healing opportunities the cosmic forces are presenting. Continue reading →
Deep Space Activations – the Great Attractor and Galactic Center
If you’re already feeling that familiar eclipse season craziness, you’re not alone. We are being bombarded with high-frequency light information from two of the major Source emanation points in our known cosmos – the Great Attractor at 14 Sagittarius and the Galactic Center at 27 Sagittarius.
As I mentioned in the last podcast, the June 3 Gemini New Moon happened in close alignment with the Great Attractor and the June 17 Sagittarius Full Moon aligns with the Galactic Center or Great Central Sun.
Mars and Mercury are opposition Saturn and Pluto at the June 17 Sagittarius Full Moon. This alignment prefigures the July 16 Capricorn lunar eclipse and aligned with the nodes — prefiguring the July 16 lunar eclipse at 24 Capricorn.
These deep space consciousness centers affect us in much the same way as eclipses do. They accelerate evolution, move us forcefully beyond our comfort zones, and activate our internal God-consciousness so that we are no longer able to buy into Matrix-level programming about who we are and what we can/should be doing with our lives.
They also activate us on a physical level. This can manifest as anxiety, nerves, confusion, and sudden-onset healing crises in the body.
Family Shadows: Mercury & Mars Out of Bounds in Cancer
Both Mercury and Mars have been out of bounds (OOB) in the sign of Cancer as we head into the June 17 Full Moon. Out of bounds planets are considered to have gone beyond the jurisdiction of the Sun, the ruler of the solar system. This doesn’t make them ‘bad’ but it does tend to give them a certain outlaw / lone wolf quality and push them to act in extreme ways. Continue reading →
I’m thinking about my own life journey as an abuse and trauma survivor. And I’m thinking about my female clients, friends, and colleagues who have spent a lifetime struggling to overcome the insidious effects of sexual abuse.
I’m thinking that the bad news that fuels the patriarchal control systems continues to seep like radioactive waste into the ground water of the collective consciousness.
And I’m also rejoicing because it’s clear to me that our filtration systems – our psychological and spiritual immune systems – are evolving. Continue reading →
The May 4 Taurus New Moon coincides with Beltane, the ancient cross-quarter festival celebrating love, flowers, and the abundance of Nature. In the new podcast, I explore how we can tap into the natural world medicine of Beltane to find calm and clarity amidst the chaos that so many of us have been feeling over the last few weeks.
Plus, new music, Omega/Chandra symbols for the Taurus New Moon and more.