Living Room Sessions

The stars & planets can feel so far away while astrologically they reflect the undeniable intensity brewing in our world right now. Living Room Sessions bring the sky back home while connecting community members in a meaningful way.

Living Room Sessions are hosted by Dru Ish in living rooms and community spaces across the country. Each session discusses astrology in relation to current world events while also exploring where these energies are manifesting in each person’s chart.

These workshop style sessions are designed to be affordable & accessible for both the novice and those who love knowing what it all means, while bridging the gap between our individualistic world and primal need for connection.

Dru Ish is a professional astrologer who has been reading the sky for over 20 years. She has a passion for being connected to community via meaningful threads and following the leads between seemingly unrelated people and events. She offers readings online and in person while touring with Jessika Fancy and their Astro Tattoo sessions. You can read more about Dru and her practice here and read blogs and follow her on IG.

If you would like to participate in Living Room Sessions in your community, sign up below. Due to the intimate setting, numbers are limited.


Sign up here! Spaces are limited

Upcoming events:

July 19: Calgary, AB

July 24: Winnipeg, MA

Pending:

July 26: Minneapolis, MN

July: Chicago, IL

July / August: Montreal, QC

August: New York, NY

If you’d like to host in your living room and create space for connection, community and learning, please be in touch!

druish.info@gmail.com

Sagittarius Full Moon: the wisdom in goodbye

Sagittarius is born to roam, to explore & have life’s adventures be the primary source of education. As romanticised & IG-filtered as this has become, there is a duality in the experience with Sagittarius being half human-half horse that can’t be separated.

The Moon connects us to the past, our comforts & that which is habitual, and this Sagittarius Full Moon brought home the reality of what we’re leaving behind as we leap forward into this new world. We can have the birds eye view over the state of the world & philosophise about what will & wont happen, but being present in the mourning & release of what once comforted us is the essence of The Archer having its head in the clouds & feet on the ground.

The one thing that has followed me on all these Sagittarius adventures I seem to hurl myself into again & again & again is GOODBYE. Leaving is an integral part of any adventure & loss is the constant companion of all you gain. The crossroads of realisation that something you love has to die, or that your truth no longer lies within the things that nourished you is the Holy Grail of truth that keeps those arrows straight. It’s the razors edge of living authentically.

Jupiter has been in Sagittarius all year & thank _______ for that b’cause it’s really helped us not completely sink in the misery happening in Cancer/Capricorn (that’s 2020’s job). The energy of this Full Moon allows us to dream & vision the future we want while mourning what is literally slipping through our fingers. Be bold enough to sit in both the excitement of the adventure & the vulnerability of chaos.

Choose your own adventure.

Dru Ish exploring the Pink Salt Lake on Jardwadjali land.
Yosemite National Park at sunset.
The Sagittarius open road!
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area – Mojave Desert, Nevada

The struggle is real

The planets are playing dirty in the sandbox but you don’t have to retaliate.

I know a lot of people are just hanging on by a thread right now. It’s an intense time. There’s a LOT coming up that needs to be cleared ~ be it ancestral or familial, personal or collective ~ pain & trauma are asking for our attention to heal & be release. Nothing & no one is spared.

Keep hanging on, it will pass. This is a particularly intense week. The planets are having a fight in the sandbox: someone in the past left glass in there which is cutting to the core of deeper issues & everyone’s got sand in their eyes which is making it that much worse. Mars, the initiator, has been sent to his room & is having a tantrum. Saturn is attempting to reinforce outdated rules so, everyone’s either crying or trying to keep the cool hand of control. It’s a hard combination that calls for gentleness & honest self reflection.

One of the best remedies for lifting you out of your own situation is giving someone else a lift. Reach out now because everyone’s going through this – no matter what hemisphere you live in or what rock you might wanna hide under. It’s time for some deep digging & solidarity.

🏳️‍🌈 For those celebrating Pride: be bold, be brave & please be safe. 🏳️‍🌈

For those with Capricorn rising you don’t have to live in a constant state of deprivation & proving that you can DO IT. We know you can, it’s yourself you’re learning to trust. Let that softness in that others are offering you.

📷 Image from @natures

Why now? Total Solar Eclipse emerges 119 later.

As if Solar Eclipses aren’t magical enough on their own!

This footage of a Solar Eclipse that occurred across North Carolina, USA on May 28, 1900 is the first known eclipse to be filmed. It has just been released to the public with some pretty auspicious timing.

A Solar Eclipse occurs when the Sun and Moon are in the same zodiacal sign and also occupy the same terrain in the sky as viewed from Earth. This particular eclipse occurred when both the Sun and Moon were in Gemini which happens to be the exact same New Moon that is occurring as it’s re-released!

While Astrology and Astronomy were once synonymous, many in the science fields today attempt to maintain distance from Astrology, yet this film has been held in The Royal Astronomical Society’s archive for 119 years and they no doubt did not intend to time its release to impress astrologers! So, what brought it out?

Filmed by magician Nevil Maskelyne and reworked by the British Film Institute, it’s an amazing view back in time. Watching an old eclipse is like looking at photos of our great-great-grandparents. Every eclipse is part of a larger cycle, or family, that produces an eclipse every 18 years. These families, like yours, have certain traits and characteristics that re-emerge with each eclipse until the family fades out some 1300 years later. That’s a lot of generations carrying one continuous thread.

In her work on these eclipse families, called Saros Cycles, Bernadette Brady says of this particular eclipse:

May 28, 1900: 10 South at 7* Gemini

This Saros Series concerns itself with breaking out of a very negative situation where no hope can be seen to a more positive space containing many options. A worry that may have been affecting a person will suddenly clear. The solution is shown by the Cosmos and needs to be taken up without too much delay. ~ The Eagle and the Lark, p323

There are various points of connection with this films release that pose many questions, principally “Why now?” If each eclipse family has a particular energy and message why, when the state of the world is pretty dire, are we again witnessing this eclipse? What brought this Gemini New Moon back into our consciousness 119 years later on yet another Gemini New Moon?

It’s possible to google the Great American Eclipse and view it from hundreds of viewpoints, but film was only emerging in the 1890’s, and if Nevil was alive today he’d likely be taking refuge in an embassy in London for his public service hacking: He was a public detractor of Guglielmo Marconi in the early days of radio (wireless). In 1903 he hacked into Marconi’s demonstration of wireless telegraphy, and broadcast his own message, hoping to make Marconi’s claims of “secure and private communication” appear foolish. ~ Wikipedia

Not only is this amazing to watch but the synchronicity of its release date coupled with the theme of the eclipse family and Nevil’s trickster ways are timely in this Gemini Season.

Gemini New Moon Solar Eclipse May 28, 1900
Path of totality: Gemini New Moon Solar Eclipse May 28, 1900
Total Solar Eclipse path of totality across North Carolina, USA

Consciousness Shift

Gemini Season allows us time to explore and gather the missing pieces.

We are 100% heading toward a consciousness shift. The energy on the planet is increasing as the amount of people seeking, finding meaning in the mundane, and taping into nature’s wisdom has increased exponentially in the last few years.

CAN YOU FEEL IT?!

Gemini Season can render our energy scattered and directionless. The challenge amidst the capitalistic narrative is to remember that it’s OK; mutable signs are born to wander. Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces all gather facts and intuitive data to pass on to the succeeding Cardinal Signs who initiate the changes.

Destination is not always the goal. Seeking out all the options is wise to inform us of what direction to take next. Looking both ways before crossing the road is smart, just as spinning your own compass once in a while can help orient you toward what is really important, and what’s not. 

Let this Gemini New Moon spin your compass. Allow all avenues of possibility to come into focus and keep your options open.

When seeking appears to be the goal it’s important to remember that there is no one to follow. There is only your own innate wisdom that can guide you and the best thing you can do for yourself and everyone else is learn to hear it, trust it and go with it.

Taurus New Moon

Pink Salt Lake on Jardwadjali land

TAURUS NEW MOON 🌙🌸🐂

Taurus is fertile; it fundamentally understands growth, longevity and the dedication it requires to yield results.

As the Sun consumes the light of the Moon it signals the completion of one cycle & the initiation of another. Guided inward, our attention is drawn toward that which asks for rearrangement. Like the Moon we renew, reimagine & recreate ourselves.

Like our birth chart, a New Moon is a first breath, a point of initiation that has a youthful growth phase (waxing), a peak adult phase (full), a declining ageing phase (waning) & a release, death (balsamic). As children we often get clear insight into our potential. It’s not uncommon for people to “know what they want to be when they grow up”, to understand their gender identity & sense of self all before the age of 4. It’s also not uncommon for these seeds to be squashed & derailed by outside forces.

New Moons hold this creative potential. We can have the vision but we also need to focus & not abandon ourselves so that our seeds can blossom. 
This New Moon is occurring in Taurus, a sign that is more than happy to plan out the direction of a seeds growth. However, currently Uranus is having a 7 year sleepover in Taurus & our Queen Venus is in sparky Aries: the seeds we plant now have a fire under their ass! Don’t even try to recreate old patterns under this Moon!

These Taurus new moon seeds will sprout in Scorpio Season where the lay of the land is deep & uncompromising. Give yourself a get outta jail free card on this New Moon & dare to dream your potential into being. Life itself is creativity so why not plant seeds that grow you out of a stuck state, old patterns & limiting beliefs?

Don’t abandon your dreams with this one & don’t suffocate yourself with what appears to be a security blanket.

Melbourne, I love you!

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Melbourne❣️
I love how you wear your heart on your red brick sleeve
It’s definitely hard to say goodbye today, but it lets me know how I feel about this land & the people who have made this hometown visit what it was.

Leaving is 💔😢 & while endings are a natural part of life, Social Media has changed our relationship to goodbyes & grief. We may say goodbye, but we see each other tomorrow when we post photos of our ongoing lives: always here.

Home, too, is often a complex topic with colonisation, borders & immigration policies adding further complexity; eternal thanks to the Bunurong people whose land I grew up on & whose land continues to be occupied. Melbourne, you have my heart. See ya when I’m lookin’ at ya! 😎✌🏼

Avoidance is not a boundary

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Lessons learnt in the recent Mercury Retrograde cycle in Pisces…& lez be real, whenever we encounter gaslighting & ghosting on the daily. Avoidance leaves situations open to misinterpretation & energetic attachments that drain our energy.

Boundaries don’t have to be a hard wall, keeping out challenges that can ultimately be rewarding. They are flags of freedom, stating to all parties where we draw a line in the sand. They let us know respectful parameters & also alert us when someone continually crosses them.

Hard conversations are never easy, but they’re well worth it when you value the relationships you’re growing or moving away from.