Venus Rx 2020 workshop

For the duration of this cycle Dru Ish & Jessika Fancy are offering weekly astrological and magical guidance to inspire you. This is designed for you to work through at your own pace no matter your knowledge or experience.

You will be sent a link each week for the duration of the retrograde cycle (6 weeks) to work with the current themes via different media.

To learn more and sign up...follow this link

Pay it Forward

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Image by Jessika Fancy

FEED TWO BIRDS FROM ONE HAND & PAY IT FORWARD!

As 2020 unfolds with greater intensity and uncertainty, we’re collectively realising our forced dependence on capitalism and our personal impact on each other.

As a sole proprietor without government or family financial assistance, I have created an option for those who are able to pay it forward so we can feed two birds from one hand! By paying it forward you are offering a reading in trying times to someone else, while also supporting me and my business.

You can choose an individual recipient, an anonymous person from a specific group / community / workplace or just pay it forward as an anonymous offering. Specific amounts can also be allotted to help supplement the cost of a reading for someone else.

If you’ve had a reading with me or you enjoy what I post, please consider sharing this or making an offering if you are able.

Like a stimulus package, continuing the flow of resources between us keeps all boats afloat with the rising tide. I appreciate any support and will in turn be able to offer it back to others.

Stay safe out there!

Pay It Forward

Pay it forward: Gift Certificate
Pay it forward: Gift Certificate

Dates to watch in 2020

Merry Crisis from Scotty in Marketing
Merry Crisis from Scotty in Marketing. Artist: Scott Marsh.

As Australians are forced to understand the connections between their flawed political system and environmental devastation, the UK & EU are standing on an unsteady brink of change, while the POTUS “unintentionally” just sparked a war with Iran that will affect the entire globe beyond measures we’ve yet seen. Welcome to 2020!

Astrologers have been sending up flares for a while about the intensity of 2020’s planetary climate. The current alignment between Saturn and Pluto has, in history, been a precursor to world war and global devastation. As above, so below, this year will mark significant changes in history with regard to politics, power and the use of resources, for better or worse.

Saturn and generational inheritance

The main theme of the year is delivered by Saturn ruled Capricorn: A stern teacher who values discipline over play; A mythology that passes down inferiority to its younger generations, fearful that the new will overthrow the old; A lack of accountability with how power is wielded that results in tighter, stricter measures; The failure to acknowledge vulnerabilities that could provide a far more beneficial model of how to use power than has been inherited.

While these are some of the more challenging Saturnian characteristics that come out under pressure, the unfolding themes are affecting everyone, not just those with Capricorn or Aquarian placements. It’s highlighting what we’ve all inherited and what we’re all being called to work with and through, 2020 and beyond.

Capricorn prides itself on being a leader. With its uncompromising eye on the prize, this earth sign can steamroll across any emotion that threatens to destabilise the firm structures of security it’s built. It knows how to bury inferiority, often presenting with a bold superiority to avoid contact with fear that could potentially undermine it. The problem with this familiar narrative is that it’s the old model, and we’re just beginning to scratch the surface with what we’ve inherited and how we all, in one way or another, uphold these cold, outdated modes of behaviour.

In the past few years, polarising narratives have thrown around insults to shut down those who are here to bring in change. “Snowflake” was once used to describe those who opposed the abolition of slavery in the 1800’s. It’s now used to condemn anyone acknowledging that the systems we’ve inherited hurt us. While there is the issue of entitlement to work through, if the current state of power (capitalism, top down politics, white supremacy, heteronormativity etc) is anything to go by, there are a select few creating the narrative we are fed as fact, and we continue to play along in a complex playground of forced membership.

2020 is a game changer.

If there was only one major transit this year ~ the Saturn Pluto conjunction occurring in January ~ it could be said that the start of the year is intense but after that you can breathe out and get back to your life. Without wanting to play on already existing fears, it’s important to shift our view from a minor obstacle we can work through – to understanding that January is a precursor for what this year, and the future, holds. Collectively we’ve created an apocalyptic narrative that begins and ends, not one that we have to endure, slowly.

If Capricorn is good at anything it’s the long-haul, so take stock of where you’re feeling vulnerable, what is potentially threatening your pocket of security in the world, and who and what holds deepest value to you. Solidarity and community connections will be our life blood when these power structures buckle under pressure.

The unfolding narrative in the 2020 sky highlights power in the wrong hands, exposure of who feeds who in the underbelly of corruption, and a reassessment of our values and how we communicate (let’s see how we function without the internet!). At the end of the year we have a brand new cycle of change emerging. One that will cap off a momentous year with a new direction of power and hope.

The thing with Capricorn and Saturn’s mythology is that it doesn’t hand power over well. For us to step into this new age, that has been emerging for some time, we need to embrace and acknowledge the things that have been buried and kept from view.

We’ve been taught that violence is an overt, obvious event. If we listen to minority groups however, who are often the ones stipulating necessary social changes, we hear how subtleties are often debilitating precursors to the more obvious symptoms. It’s difficult for people to grasp that language itself can be violent. The reaction to gender neutral language, for example, disrupts the heteronormative model, meaning that those who don’t understand have the choice to learn or resist. We’re taught that illness should be visible and something you plough through, as the severity and impact of mental health comes out from isolation.

As we seek to uncover the origins of the world we’ve inherited, we’re confronted with the narrative of Capricorn, “Get on with it. Stop complaining. You need to bury your feelings so that you can work and be productive. You’re too sensitive. You’re a burden on the system.” Acknowledging our vulnerabilities as signposts for change, not as weakness’s that halt production, are personal milestones that impact collective change.

Shifting consciousness from Capricorn to Aquarius

There’s a LOT of talk, especially in white spiritual spaces, of how we’re gearing up toward a consciousness shift. While this is not necessarily untrue (isn’t it a constant?), we can’t go through these monumental changes without our consciousness also shifting.

The exposure of Capricorn’s underbelly comes accompanied by the narrative that those stuck in the ‘old ways’ will be left behind. The issue is that everyone thinks they’re right and Capricorn, as a determined cardinal sign, can get stuck in the “doing” which creates the hierarchy of ahead v’s behind. What Aquarius is ushering in at the end of the year is that we’re all here together; if one of us isn’t free, none of us are.

We’re being forced to acknowledge our own uncomfortable experience of inferiority; none of us know what’s going on and we’ve been fed lies that say having control means you’re in charge. Having control brings its own set of things to worry about; maintaining it, curating the illusion that you’ve got it and often, not sharing it.

What this year asks for is complex.

There’s not one answer and not one solution. What there is though, is a playground full of tests and challenges for releasing that which we’ve outgrown. We’ve been given a set of rules and to survive we have to break them. Conformity will not save us. Not unpacking thoroughly that which we’ve inherited will only slow the process of change.

As the year unfolds and you find yourself, your outlook, your beliefs, your security, your relationship to power all being challenged, the best thing we can all do is look to our neighbour and see how they’re faring. Isolation is one of Capricorn’s defence mechanisms; reach out, stay connected and let the injustices impacting you inform you on how others are being affected, also.

Anyone wanting to understand where the energies are occurring in your own chart, I’m offering a Year Ahead reading, drawing up a month by month personalised map.

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2020 dates to watch out for:

As this year unfolds I will continue unpack each of these transits as they occur.

Jan 10: Lunar eclipse at 20* Cancer / Capricorn. Uranus stations direct.

Jan 12: Saturn Pluto (& Mercury) conjunction at 22* Capricorn

March 19-22/31 : Mars, Jupiter, Pluto, Saturn conjunction in Capricorn

March 29: Jupiter conjunct Pluto at 24* Capricorn

May 13: Venus retrograde 21* Gemini

May 14: Jupiter stations retrograde 27* Capricorn

June 23: Jupiter Rx conjunct Pluto in Capricorn at 24*

June 29: Mars enters 0* Aries

September 9: Mars retrograde at 28* Aries

November 7: Jupiter conjunct Pluto at 22* Capricorn (the same degree as the conjunction in January)

November 13: Mars stations direct at 15* Aries

December 19-23: Jupiter conjunct Saturn

Queer Astrology Q&A

Queer babes ask away!

 

Queer babes!

I’m teaming up with @them to offer you some Queer Astrology guidance.

Hit me up with your queer-ies, questions, cross-checks and concerns.
Whether you’re Saturn Returning, your crush hasn’t noticed you, Venus Retrograde has already thrown you for a loop or that dream job is still elusive – the stars are asking to guide you.

Let’s hear it!

 

Submit your questions and queer-ie here!

 

Art by the magical Jessika Fancy

2018 Astrology workshop

Working with the Astrology of 2018

 

Astro Workshop add

With Venus taking us down to the Underworld in her pentacle creating retrograde cycle, and Mercury throwing us for a loop when it retrogrades in Sagittarius & Scorpio…while the Eclipse Cycle is changing signs…

…how do we keep going forward when the planets are taking us backwards?

 

What is this workshop about?

In this workshop, Dru will walk you through the astrological events of each month remaining in 2018.

It will offer you tools for how to work with the planets via understanding of where they are kicking up dust in your own chart.

We will break down the meaning of retrograde cycles, eclipse seasons, what it means to have both Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, and what all this intense planetary activity is building toward.

Participants who sign up will each receive a workbook tailored to their own astrological chart.

 

Sign up!

Sign up to have your chart included in workshop examples.

Limited drop-in spots available.

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Cost & Time

$45

Sept 24th @7pm

2 hour workshop + workbook

 

Location:

Neighborhood Quality Goods

4301 Main St, Vancouver, BC

 

Who is Dru Ish?

You can read all about me here, or come say hi in person, which is always preferable.

 

What’s happening in 2018?

September

~ Saturn retrograde – direct in Capricorn

~ Pluto retrograde in Capricorn

~ Uranus retrograde in Taurus

~ Neptune retrograde in Pisces

 

October:

~ Pluto retrograde – direct in Capricorn

~ Venus retrograde in Scorpio to Libra

~ Uranus retrograde in Taurus

~ Neptune retrograde in Pisces

 

November

~ Venus retrograde – direct in Libra

~ Mercury retorgrade in Sagittarius

~ Uranus retrograde changing signs from Taurus to Aries

~ Neptune retrograde – direct in Pisces

~ Jupiter moves into Sagittarius

~ The Eclipse cycle changes signs

 

December

~ Mercury retrograde – direct in Scorpio

~ Uranus retrograde in Aries

~ Why staying in on NYE is a better idea this year

 

Everyone of all levels of Astrological understanding are welcome.

 

Limited spots.

Sign up now!

 

Astro Tattoo Vancouver BC

Astro Tattoo Vancouver BC

 

VANCOUVER
This is it!!! LAST CHANCE.
We’re in town with our Astro Tattoo sessions before we take this project (that you helped us launch) to some distant lands ~ across some high seas! #followthesun .

We have spots avail SEPT 5-15. .
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📮BOOKINGS & INFO: astrotattooinfo@gmail.com – or follow the link above.
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Follow our adventures: @astrotattoosessions & help us spread the word across the globe. 💞🌏💞 We’ll send you a postcard! 💌
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Love you, bye!

The lights are on but no one’s home

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Mercury, Saturn & Pluto are all pretty much stationary right now ~ they’re slowing down to either turn retrograde or go direct. It’s luminal space & it’s thick in the air.
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This phase can feel like we’re stuck in-between ~ not going forward or backwards, frustrated & lacking clear direction.

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The soundtrack plays ‘the lights are on but no one’s home’ ~ so don’t push it. Let this be your own personal 🖕🏼 to capitalism that’s always telling us to GO & be ON. Find yr way to make peace with not knowing right now. It will pass.
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#stuckinthemidlewithyou #liminalspace#retrogradeseason #mercuryretrograde#everythingretrograde #astrology
📸 by @scott_ko38 #emptysignsproject

One for the Cancerians

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Looks like this ouija board was asking to be born!!! Makes me think of all the Cancerians in the world right now…& anyone with planets in early degrees Cancer.
Seems like the Capricorn’s have been duly warned about Saturn in Capricorn…but what about Cancer!? 😢

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Saturn opposing your shit can feel like a light in a hallway that has two switches. You’re at one end turning the lights on & ol’ Saturn is down the hall looking straight at you, through you, turning it off.

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This is not an act of defiance on Saturn’s behalf; that would be Mars. Instead, Saturn turns off the lights so you learn to see in the dark. It tests us. Our fears instantly come to life &, like this ouija board, we get to see the faces of what lies below the surface.

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This can also devitalise you, leaving you feeling frustrated that things aren’t taking off, & people or circumstances are blocking your way forward. The thing to remember under this influence is that THINGS NEED TO STEP UP OR STEP OFF! #stepoffgeorge

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I’ll have more to say about this next month as Saturn will hit the breaks, turn Retrograde & come by again to make sure you’re stepping up to your own responsibilities, getting a handle on your fears & addressing what’s coming to the surface. Safety isn’t always found inside that crab shell. You’re being challenged to defend your boundaries & think about what you want to build in the next cycle.

 

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📸 #coasttocoastam 📻 made by Andrea Sutton out of 150 yr old Walnut tree 🌳🌲 that fell n her in-laws yard #kewl

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