The Planets - Rosie Finn
In each issue, Rosie details the astrological dynamics of the month—at various levels of activity. From the lunar phases, to the solstices and equinoxes, to the potency of lunar and solar eclipses, to the behaviors of the fast-moving inner planets, to the longer lasting affairs of the slow-moving outer planets, to the shifting cosmic alignment with the galactic center…the sacred geometry of trines, squares, conjunctions, oppositions, quincunxes, sesquiquadrates, and much more.
Rosie—and, sometimes, other guest astrologers—presents an overview of the major influences at play for the month. This combines an overview of the transits active during those 30 days, explained within the broader context of other significant, longer-range celestial dynamics. Additionally, the month is examined in smaller bits—what we call the “dailies.” Each “daily” notes the most significant aspects, explains the transits and themes in play and, as a bonus, suggests healing stones that might be of particular benefit during that phase.
Other astrology-based features include the monthly Astro Health-Wise as well as Healing Potential Days and Mystical Day*s to allow us to attune our efforts in these areas with celestial transits. What aspects of health are best supported this month? When are the optimal days to schedule massage or energy work? When are the most auspicious days for divination, meditative practices, or retreat?
Additionally, optimum days for signing contracts and making decisions we wish to be lasting are highlighted.
The Plants - Carol Trasatto
Depending on the celestial influences, particular systems of the body may call for focused support during the month. Based on this AstroHealth-Wise recommendation, Carol presents a detailed article on how to support our bodyminds using natural healing ways. A seasoned herbalist with almost 35 years of experience, Carol might discuss the holistic way of viewing a health dynamic such as blood sugar imbalances or cognitive function or stress—and/or focus on particular plants and foods [or flower essences or essential oils or body-entered practices] that may be of benefit.
When Carol highlights individual plant allies, she weaves together traditional householder and medicinal uses with modern clinical application. She loves to focus on plants that readers know as weeds or can grow easily in the garden. Details regarding optimal harvesting and preservation/preparation are usually included.
Whatever the theme, Carol brings a well-rounded mind/body/spirit perspective to her topic. She often suggests reflective practices to help readers access some of the energetic aspects of the healing work the month invites.
The Tarot - Pamela Coeur Norris
Since 2013, wise woman and master tarot practitioner Pamela Coeur Norris has also been sharing her transit-inspired tarot insights with us as well. In each issue, Pam offers a monthly tutorial in reading the tarot, an overview of the month, and moon-by-moon readings to augment the “daily” astrological advice.
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Some issues include additional features as well:
A Look Ahead—a synopsis of upcoming astrological transits and heavenly events worthy of having on our radar
In Memoriam—to honor the earth-healing contributions of those who have recently dropped the body
Plant Ally in the News—to note new insights into a traditional plant medicine
Periodic columns by other practicing astrologers and healers.
*Calculations for Healing Potential Days and Mystical Days are based on the work of Dr. Mitchell Gibson.