Sagittarius New Moon & the Purging of the Priesthood

Podcast: The Sculptor’s Vision Is Taking Form

27 Sagittarius Sabian symbol "The sculptor's vision is taking form"Drop that bag of feces! We’ve got to get to a higher place. And the Great Central Sun is trying to clear out all our old baggage because we can’t get there while we’re still dragging around our old stories and ancient pain.

Plus, why Saturn’s entry into Capricorn is cause for optimism, more revelations forthcoming in USA celebrity and politician sex scandals, and more.


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World Events: Saturn in Capricorn

The world being what it has been, a lot of negative things have happened during the periods when Saturn has been in Capricorn. The early 1960s saw troop buildups in Vietnam and JFK urging Americans to build fall-out shelters amid widespread nuclear testing by the USA and the USSR. The late ’80s and early 90’s brought us the “War on Drugs.” But these periods brought many positive developments, especially in regards to correcting unjust laws targeting women and minorities.

January 1959 – December 1961

  • First female contraception pills legalized and sold in the USA and UK. Journalist Fred Kaplan: “This allowed not just a sexual revolution, but it allowed women to get jobs, to advance professionally.” (CBS News – Source)
  • Civil Rights Act signed into law by President Eisenhower
  • The Beatles’ first gig
  • Jimi Hendrix’ first gig
  • JFK elected president

November 1988 – January 1991

  • Opening of the Berlin Wall signals the end of the Cold War
  • David Dinkins is elected first African-American mayor of NYC
  • Douglas Wilder is elected first African-American governor (Va.)

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Beyond the Pain Body, Into Light

How Seeing the Truth Can Set Us Free

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Mercury and the Sun are transmitting a powerful stream of cosmic light and love information to help us see the truth.

I was blown away by John Sandbach’s degree symbols for the Sun in Sagittarius today. Especially the symbols for 22 Sagittarius (see below) — which encapsulate the work we’ve been doing to rewrite our life stories in the Book of Spells group.

We are operating from the premise that most (if not all) of the self-sabotaging, destructive, and shame-based patterns we find within ourselves are not ours. They were implanted in us (as part of the trip of being born on Earth at this time) by the parasitic forces that have enslaved humanity for centuries in order to feed themselves on our pain and negative emotions.

The more we fully realize that our pain and our problems are caused by our belief in and adherence to a narrative that is not true, the more quickly we can reclaim our inner authority and create the life we desire. Continue reading

Saturn Review/Preview: Maximize Your Inner Authority

What Saturn Really Wants

Saturn Capricorn mastery

Saturn’s tough love is designed to help us achieve mastery and success.

Understanding what Saturn wants when he enters a new sign can make the difference between three years of misery and three years of mastery and success. And it’s even bigger than that. Since Saturn governs the structures that support our steady growth over a 30-year period, how well you master your Saturn lessons now will have a major impact on how good your life looks and feels 15-20 years from now!

Saturn’s return to his rulership sign of Capricorn on December 19 will bring each of us new challenges and opportunities. Saturn may also leave a nice big gift at the door as he exits Sagittarius, if you’ve been a diligent student of the Teacher Planet’s “Aligning with Your Soul’s Purpose” curriculum since 2015.

Fortunately, the current Mercury retrograde began with Mercury conjunct Saturn in alignment with the Galactic Center – the source beacon of cosmic intelligence in our quadrant of space. Meaning: even if you fell asleep during Saturn’s (admittedly repetitive and monotone) lectures while he was in Sagittarius, you still have time to discover what you missed and take meaningful action to catch up.

My December special offer sold out, but you can still kick off 2018 in radical alignment with your inner authority. Book a Personal Evolution Astrology reading now (January is filling up fast) and we’ll cover the key Saturn Review/Preview points in your natal horoscope, plus look at opportunities for you to shine in the coming year.

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How to Maximize Your Inner Authority as Saturn Moves from Sagittarius to Capricorn

Here are some astrological keys to working with Saturn’s sign change from the enthusiastic, outspoken, “zero limits” energy of fire sign Sagittarius to the pragmatic, systems-oriented, “just the facts, ma’am” energy of earth sign Capricorn:

1. Take inventory.

Saturn wants you to do a thorough review of the progress you’ve made in the houses where Sagittarius lives in your natal and solar charts.

  • Note where you’ve improved. If Sagittarius is in your 6th House, Saturn wants you to list the new habits or process improvements you’ve implemented to deal more efficiently with your daily work and your health/fitness.
  • Be honest about where you’ve fallen short. Remember that Saturn prizes objectivity over feelings. If Saturn has been in your 4th House since 2015 and you still haven’t fixed that plumbing leak, it’s time to face your fears. The 4th House symbolizes home, but also shows your relationship to your family of origin. Could that slow, constant leak symbolize a drain on your emotions from failing to deal with your father issues? Taking an honest inventory activates your Saturn inner authority energy so you can improve going forward.

2. Honor your victories. 

  • It’s important to celebrate your successes. Saturn’s fearsome reputation is well-earned. Honoring the fact that you buckled down and did the hard work to get better – and even better understanding what enabled you to commit to success – gives you leverage for the growth opportunities Saturn in Capricorn is bringing you.
  • If you went back to school to get a degree or new certification while Saturn was in your 9th House (Aries and Aries Rising), you can repurpose the systems you developed to balance your obligations to school, work and family and use them to grow your career between now and 2021.

3. Identify the life areas symbolized by Capricorn in both your natal and solar chart and strategize for success.

Scorpio and Scorpio Rising natives will be learning how to think more pragmatically as Saturn transits their 3rd House.  They will be learning strategies for communicating their thoughts in practical, grounded language so that their wisdom can be received by others. These folks may also be learning how to tame their emotions and structure their time so they can finally write that book that’s inside of them.

  • In the life areas symbolized by the houses Capricorn inhabits, take an honest look at what needs to improve. You can count on Saturn testing you on these things.
  • Identify specific strategies for improvement – including the fear, shame or low self-esteem that has kept you from improving here in the past.
  • Commit to facing your fears and doing your best over the next three years. Activating your inner authority can be as simple as deciding that, whether you succeed or fail, you will definitely persevere. Saturn rewards perseverance and determination.

Mercury Retrograde, Saturn Enters Capricorn, and Deep Space Astrology in December 2017

Fermi Giant Bubble Galactic Center

Fermi Telescope Finds Giant Structure in Our Galaxy, NASA.

Seeing the Big Picture

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” – Jesus, voicing the core energetic of Sagittarius

December brings a rare confluence of astrological alignments that can liberate us from the false narratives that have entrapped us, and empower us to author the life stories we deserve to live.

In this post, I’ll look at Saturn’s shift out of Sagittarius and into his home sign of Capricorn¹. I’ll explain why this Mercury Retrograde is one you don’t want to ignore. And I’ll look at how the Galactic Center and Great Attractor – two supermassive black holes / gamma ray transmitters located in alignment with Sagittarius – are conspiring with the planets to liberate us this month.

Mercury Retrograde Conjunct Saturn and the Galactic Center

Mercury is the archetype of the mind. Mercury retrograde periods always introduce mental discontinuity. By disrupting our habitual thought processes, the Trickster forces us to see things from a different vantage point. This is frustrating and sometimes painful, but it gives us the opportunity to correct faulty habits of mind that have taken hold in the area of life symbolized by the signs and houses activated by the Mercury retrograde.

Because the December 2017 Mercury retrograde began with Mercury in a tight conjunction with Saturn, this retrograde will carry a Saturnian vibe. Positively, this can help us review the progress we’ve made while Saturn was in Sagittarius and mentally prepare ourselves to meet the challenges and opportunities of Saturn in Capricorn from 2018-2020. Continue reading

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save $25 off the normal price of a full Personal Evolution Reading in December.

Things are happening fast.Saturn (authority, fear, structure, success) and Mercury (ideas, insight, mental perspectives) align with the Galactic Center today. Mercury retrogrades on Dec. 2 conjunct the G.C., and the Sun activates this ‘Great Central Sun’ of our galaxy on Dec. 18. (see today’s chart below)

On December 19, Saturn enters his home sign of Capricorn for a three-year stay. Historically, this has been a “best of times, worst of times” kind of transit. The world is going to continue to act crazy in 2018 as the evolutionary pressure increases. The parasitic forces of fear will continue to ratchet up the general anxiety – as long as we continue to buy into their mind control scheme and play their anti-life game.

And… for those of us who choose to fully invest our faith, energy and vision into the truth – that we are sparks of the divine creation whose birthright is to be free and to live in joy – this period will bring opportunities to experience a whole new level of reality.

Let me help you take your inner game to the next level. Because aligning with your soul’s purpose and living a radiant, joyful life is the fastest way to make the world a better place for all of us.

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Chart: Saturn and Mercury conjunct the Galactic Center

Transits Nov. 26, 2017 – Atlanta GA

Saturn Mercury conjunct Galactic Center

“Skyscraper” live @ Freddy’s – Nov. 21, 2017

[Video] Stand & Deliver live in Detroit

Happy Thanksgiving! I’ve got so much to be thankful for this year. Not least being able to rock out on stage with Lupo (guitar) and Frank (bass) for the first time since 2003. We’ve played a lot, written a lot of new songs, and rehearsed in the meantime. But with kids, work, and life….plus trying to find a drummer who won’t spontaneously combust*…it’s been a much longer journey than expected.

*(We had to get two – the brothers Farkas – just in case.)

Detox the Negative Voices in Your Head

Fake News Alert!

say NO to inner critic

Just say “NO!” to the stories that shame you and crush your joy.

You know that voice in your head that tells you that you aren’t (fill in the blank): good enough, smart enough, cute enough… or just plain enough!?

The voice that tells you that your dreams will never come true, you’ll never meet your soul mate, you’ll never overcome that health challenge, never be able to find your ideal job, or make money doing what you love?

The voice of STOP!  NO!  DON’T!  YOU SUCK! IT’S NOT SAFE! and WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?! Continue reading

New Webinar: The Book of Spells

What’s Your Story?

the book of spells webinar - write your story

“I love you.” “You suck.” “You’ll never…”

Like magic spells, the stories we learned long ago can block us from following our bliss. In this six-week webinar starting Sunday, November 12, we will use the power of story to revoke the ‘black magic’ spells that were placed on you by the stories you’ve been told about yourself and about the world.

Bang for Your Buck  | Blow-by-Blow | Dates & Details | Who Are We?

Becoming aware of the false narratives that control you from their hiding place in the subconscious is a major first step in being able to reclaim your power, live your dream, and follow your bliss. In this first chapter of the The Book of Spells, we’re going to lay the groundwork for an alchemical transformation:

  • You’re going to build your BELIEF in yourself and in your ability to live the life you’ve always wanted;
  • Instead of reacting to the next disaster or human tragedy with despair, you’re going to feel a foundation of renewed HOPE rise within you – because you KNOW you’re part of the solution;
  • You’ll develop your own PERSONAL TOOL KIT – including body, breath and movement-based techniques – to pull yourself out of old, limiting stories and step back into your inner authority.
  • You’ll be invited into a COMMUNITY of support based on non-judgment and non-violent communication; a place where you can be fully seen as your authentic self, perfect exactly the way you are.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to honor the Winter Solstice (traditional power day for letting go of the past) by participating in a ritual to let go of the false individual, karmic, and ancestral stories we’ve been stuck in until now.

What’s Included?

As part of the beta group for this webinar series, you’ll get:

  • Six live video classes + additional resources.
  • Perpetual access to class recordings and additional resources.
  • Membership in our secret Facebook group where you can build your belief, get inspired by other people’s successes, learn new tricks of the trade, and be seen and validated as your authentic self.
  • Body-based techniques and visualization exercises for snapping yourself quickly out of negative story trances and back into your own authorship/authority.

Webinar Dates

The Book of Spells – Fall 2017 webinar series runs from:

November 12 – December 21, 2017.

Live classes are currently scheduled for Thursday evenings at 8 pm Eastern time and Sundays at 1 pm Eastern time to accommodate a wide range of time zones. Class days/times may change based on a survey of participants.

All classes will be recorded as both video and audio recordings for those who can’t make the live classes.

Register Now

Join the beta group for this new webinar series and take your power back from the false narratives that have controlled us for far too long.

The Book of Spells Beta Group 6-Week Webinar Series – $150


Class topics

These are some of the themes we’ll explore – in addition to answering your questions:

Week 1 – The Big Picture: trolls & parasites; the power of narrative; words as magic spells for good or evil; the collective story and the personal stories; why now is the time we can free ourselves from the dark matrix.
Week 2 – Down in the Basement: ancestors and family systems; shame – the ultimate control mechanism; working with the stories you inherited.
Week 3 – Micro-Stories: psychic protection/grounding & centering; taking your power back by recognizing the small day-to-day stories that drain your power; not all the voices in your head are yours; strategies and tools to rewrite the micro-stories.
Week 4 – A Simple Plan: identifying and sketching three false stories you’re ready to leave behind; connecting the dots from micro-story to family system to ancestral lineage to the big collective narrative.
Week 5 – Dis/Empowerment: why is owning our power so scary? understanding the taboo against having power and the attraction of playing small.
Week 6 – Book Burning: In week six, we’ll honor the winter solstice with a ritual to let go of the false stories we’ve learned about. We’ll honor the ancestors and family members who have suffered under the old stories and reaffirm our intention to imagine and create a new world.

About Us

DK Brainard Safiya
DK Brainard is an astrologer, writer, and musician who uses music, rhythm, humor, hypnosis, and storytelling to help people reclaim their inner authority and rewrite their life story.

“I think my biggest gift is my ability to take people into sacred space and give them the experience of being seen and completely validated for exactly who they are,” DK says. “Also, I’m kind – and a lot of people think I’m kinda funny.”

It was Safiya’s life-long fascination with language that led her from studies in music, French (BA) and Linguistics (MA) to her current exploration of the language of the body through movement and dance.

She has performed and taught women’s dances of the Middle East for many years. She is also a Pilates instructor with extensive additional training including Yoshida Dynamic Technique, MELT, Reiki (2nd Degree), Yoga, Flamenco, and Balkan folk dance.

Astrology of #Me Too: Black Moon Lilith & the Galactic Center

Sex, Lies and Story: Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo Phenomenon

A black leopard under the full moon - symbol for the Oct. 19 Libra New Moon.

A black leopard under the full moon – symbol for the Oct. 19 Libra New Moon.

If you’ve heard me talking about Black Moon Lilith and have been wondering who she is and what she means, look no further. The amazing outpouring of women’s stories on social media following the news about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct paint an amazing portrait of Black Moon Lilith in conjunction with the Galactic Center. 

Black Moon Lilith & the Healing Power of Anger

Black Moon Lilith (BML) is the astrological archetype that symbolizes the healthy anger that is the appropriate response to abuse of women, and of the feminine principle in life.

When Black Moon Lilith activates a natal planet, especially by conjunction, she creates an intense internal pressure to recognize and express the anger we should have been able to feel and express at times when we were violated by others who were bigger, stronger, more powerful, or simply had the weight of authority on their side. Continue reading