Seeing Signs in the Earth’s Elements

Seeing Signs in the Earth’s Elements

Happy June Solstice!   Looking for the signs or archetypes around me deepens my understanding of them. As a spiritual aromatherapist, I look to the plants to teach me about life. As a Shamanic Astrologer I look to the sky and the earth to teach me how to better...
June Astrology & Aromatherapy

June Astrology & Aromatherapy

June is a fabulous month for sky viewing opportunities. If you’re seeking your Junior Astronomy Badge (like me) the morning sky offers many special alignments this month. Mercury goes direct right to get us started. We might even get to see the elusive messenger of...
Learning Astrology Takes Time

Learning Astrology Takes Time

It takes time to learn astrology. The undertaking cannot be rushed. No matter how hard we try, or how much time we devote to the task, mastering astrology requires time, lots of time… years of time. Give yourself space and allow the journey to unfold. Mindfully walk...
May Astrology & Aromatherapy

May Astrology & Aromatherapy

I was going to start by writing that we finally have a mellower month astrologically, but May begins with the opening of eclipse season. That blows mellow out of the water! The time between the solar eclipse on April 30 and the lunar eclipse on May 15 is a powerful...
April Astrology & Aromatherapy

April Astrology & Aromatherapy

April Astrology & Aromatherapy with Sheridan Semple   The warrior Aries New Moon jump starts April. We’ve crossed over the March Equinox point, where the Sun moved into Aries. Now the Moon comes around to join the Sun, for the Aries New Moon. Venus will join...
Equinox and the “Seasonal” Zodiac

Equinox and the “Seasonal” Zodiac

We’ve just passed the March Equinox point. For those of us in the northern hemisphere, this marks the kickoff to spring. Considering it was -8 degrees at my house this morning, spring isn’t coming fast enough! For southern hemisphere dwellers, you’re moving into...
March Astrology & Aromatherapy

March Astrology & Aromatherapy

March has the continued powerful theme of Venus and Mars together again, along with Pluto and Vesta in the mix. We’re getting a serious call to do our Sacred Marriage work within, cultivating union between our Feminine and Masculine aspects. At the end of February,...
Dance of Venus and Mars

Dance of Venus and Mars

If you’ve been outside in the early morning recently, you’ve definitely seen Venus. If it’s been really early you may have seen Mars as well. I love the backdrop of Antares and Vega in a wide frame to this get-together. Perhaps, you’ve been blessed with a Mercury...
February Astrology & Aromatherapy

February Astrology & Aromatherapy

February kicks off on the heels of Venus moving into the crown chakra. The crescent Moon meeting with Venus, in the morning sky on January 29, signals this shift. If you were able to see the conjunction, it was a visual and spiritual treat. Each month when the waning...
New Venus Cycle in Capricorn – part 2

New Venus Cycle in Capricorn – part 2

The cycle started January 14 Let’s continue our exploration into this important cycle that began a few days ago. Part 1 is available HERE. Venus started her new 584-day (or 19 month) cycle on January 14. The cycle begins when Venus rises in the Morning Sky, ahead of...
New Venus Cycle in Capricorn – part 1

New Venus Cycle in Capricorn – part 1

It’s starting right now! Venus represents the Sacred Feminine in Shamanic Astrology. This is true of both Venuses – the planet and the Goddess. Both have had many names throughout history. The first written record we have is of the Goddess Inanna, Queen of...
January Astrology & Aromatherapy

January Astrology & Aromatherapy

January is all about Venus and the Sacred Feminine. Venus ends one year and a half long cycle and begins the next. Capricorn is the archetype of the new cycle, infusing the Divine Feminine with the deep spiritual knowledge of our wise-woman energy. Venus moves from...
Astrology & Aromatherapy

Astrology & Aromatherapy

Using plant spirit medicine for your astrology chart All too often we go to an astrologer, have this incredible, mind-blowing, life-affirming experience and then forget the gist of it within weeks. We lose the connection to how we’re going to implement this new...
Astrology is Based on Intentions

Astrology is Based on Intentions

It is so easy to get caught up in thinking, “Saturn, why are you doing this to me?” “Pluto, can’t I get a freaking break?” We anthropomorphize the planets and celestial bodies, treating them like Gods and Goddesses of old, feeling at the mercy of their whims. But,...
Use Astrology to Become More YOU

Use Astrology to Become More YOU

We all want to know why we’re here, who we really are, what’s our purpose, and what are we meant to be doing. Right? That’s often a big part of what draws us to astrology in the first place. We’re trying to make sense of our lives, our experiences. We’ve got big...
Shamanic Astrology Basics: Archetypes and Signs

Shamanic Astrology Basics: Archetypes and Signs

Originally written for the Beginner’s Corner with Sheridan at the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School Shamanic Astrology is archetypally driven. We see the signs, such as Libra or Scorpio, as an archetypal energy. What does that mean? What are archetypes? What do...