Burning Down the House – Uranus in Taurus

When Things Go Boom – The Naked Songwriter Podcast #26

Uranus blows things up. It burns things down. But always with the intent of setting us free to be who we really are. Uranus in Taurus is determined to recreate society so we are free to actually enjoy our lives. In this podcast, I share a talk I did recently on Uranus in Taurus plus thoughts on the Sagittarius Full Moon and Roseanne Barr’s chart.

The fabulous Corin Grillo invited me into her Inner Sanctum group to talk about how this is likely to go down over the next seven years….and what we can do as individuals to benefit from Uranus in Taurus. In the interview I talk about:

  • How Uranus in Taurus is likely to affect us as individuals and as a society
  • What we ‘spiritual people’ tend to get fooled into believing we need to change and what Uranus will truly be trying to blast out of us
  • The upcoming Mars retrograde and long-running Mars-Uranus square
  • And the story of John Varley, the painter who was also an amateur astrologer and was obsessed with understanding Uranus’ astrological influence after its rediscovery in 1781.

PS – I told Varley’s story with a few wrong details He actually stayed home instead of going out that day, because he was absolutely convinced something dangerous was going to happen. Sure enough, his house caught on fire. According to his son Albert,

“He was so delighted at having discovered what the astrological significance of Uranus was, that he sat down while his house was burning, knowing though he did, that he was not insured for a penny, to write an account of his discovery…Although he lost everything in the fire, he regarded that as a small matter compared with his discovery of the new planet’s potential.”

Source: A History of Horoscopic Astrology by James H. Holden

 

Uranus in Taurus: Radical New Values Around Money & Pleasure

The Naked Songwriter Podcast #025

Experiments in Micro-Economics with Artist/Activist/Yoga Teacher Bear Hebert

bear hebert talking about micro economies and social justice on the naked songwriter podcast May 11, 2018Uranus in Taurus is going to radically reshape our societal values and change how we relate to money, food, and pleasure. The last time Uranus the Awakener transited the sign of Taurus, in the 1930s, a lot of bad stuff happened. Much of it involving money, food security, racial oppression, and the politics of scarcity. Why should this transit (2018-2025) be any different?

I tackle this question with one of my current favorite bloggers and grassroots/futuristic thinkers, Bear Hebert.

Bear teaches yoga in New Orleans. She’s a life coach who specializes in working with post-capitalist entrepreneurs. She runs a theater company. She writes a provocative blog encouraging healers and spiritual people to take action on social justice issues. (Her current life coaching program is titled “No Lazy Cowards”…) Listen to the podcast: Continue reading

When Anything Is Better Than the Same Old Thing

Naked Songwriter Podcast #24: Breaking the Mold

dragon, Roya Pearl

King Duskbreaker, by Roya Pearl.

Sometimes you’ve just got to do something different – anything – to assert your divine right of being who you really are. (And remind yourself that whatever’s getting your goat probably isn’t as do-or-die as the voices in your head are claiming!)

If you want my take on the Scorpio Full Moon, please see the live stream I did about it.


Tales of a 4th Grade Cut-Up

Kids Creating Music

4th Grade songwriters

The creative minds and voices behind Dangerous Panda.

This is the story of how 12 fourth-graders with a smart, creative teacher wrote and recorded a catchy pop anthem about danger, pandas, Olaf the snowman, and electrical engineers…all in less than an hour.

Read about our songwriting process and listen along as the song evolves here: Making Music in School: The Story of Dangerous Panda

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