A group of astrologers meet up in the California desert: takeaways from Astro Bash 2023

A group of astrologers meet up in the California desert: takeaways from Astro Bash 2023

REMEMBER TO LOOK UP 🌒

If there’s one thing I’ve always held close to my heart, it’s the cosmic wisdom that guides our existence. I’ve been fortunate to have Steven Forrest as a mentor, someone whose teachings have illuminated many a dark corner in my journey. So, when Ralph MacIntyre announced a workshop right in the heart of Borrego Springs, California, there wasn’t a second of hesitation. Off I went — and I even convinced the family to tag along!

Lately, my compass has been pointing towards the corporate and entrepreneurial world. While the business sky has its own set of constellations, there’s nothing quite like reconnecting with fellow stargazers and diving deep into our trade.

Here are some stellar insights I picked up, which I promise to unpack in more detail in upcoming newsletters:

  • Stan Posey’s Enlightening Session: Ever wondered how the Fixed Stars and Galactic Center play into our lives? Stan Posey unraveled this mystery, emphasizing their crucial role in our charts and they can help guide our understanding of our spiritual pursuits. It’s not just about our earthly path, but understanding our spiritual destinations, and truly connecting to the source. For those eager to explore this further, check out Stan’s work at erbdoc.com.
  • Mars, More than Just a Red Dot in the Sky: Lynn Bell painted Mars in a different hue, highlighting its attributes not just as a warrior planet, but as one that significantly influences relationships. Dive deeper into this and more on Lynn’s platform at myss.com.
  • Astrology and the Body’s Tales: Cameron Allen took us on a journey where stars meet the body. He discussed the fascinating relationship between Astrology and psychosomatic aspects. If you’ve ever felt a celestial pull towards understanding how the stars affect our physical realm, Cameron’s insights at cadreamplanet.com are a must-read.

I’ve returned to Nashville with a treasure trove of cosmic knowledge, and I can’t wait to share these gems with all of you. Until then, keep gazing upwards and inwards.✨

All things astrology & the workplace

All things astrology & the workplace

How does an employee navigate change? How do they best receive feedback? What are their core motivations at work? 

Personality assessments for personal growth and team development are no stranger to the workplace. Business owners have long used tools such as the DiSC profile or the Enneagram to build and enhance teams. 

And now, as the workforce evolves, companies are increasingly turning to what might possibly be the original strengths-based assessment – your natal chart. 

Information in the birth chart can help you promote productivity by understanding the dynamics of communication, values, and drive that are specific to each person. 

DRIVING CULTURE + EMPLOYEE SATISFACTION THROUGH ASTROLOGY 

Your workforce is the heart of your business, and most entrepreneurs agree that culture and employee satisfaction is critical. The “Great Resignation,” combined with the booming virtual workforce, has given the truly talented more options than ever. 

So, how do you motivate employees to stay in a competitive job market? The first step is understanding that every individual has different core motivations, which can be identified through their natal chart. Most of us desire more from our work – we want meaning, and to feel we are contributing to a greater mission. 

IS THE BUSINESS OF ASTROLOGY A FIT FOR MY COMPANY? 

While I believe that astrology can help any organization, I have found that my services work best when the majority of the team involved has both a willingness to learn and understand astrology, and a desire for personal development. 

While astrology is much more mainstream these days, I was an astrologer before astrology was cool, so believe me, I realize that not everyone is in touch with this tool. My sessions work best for those who are curious and open. Do I expect everyone to be fully bought in? Well, no, that would be crazy. I still remember my skepticism when introduced to the Enneagram. I’m a Virgo and had to pick it apart before I could fully get on board. I’m also an Enneagram #5 – go figure. 

While it is very helpful for each employee to know their exact birth time and location, there is still plenty of information that can be shared and utilized without it. I have crafted my work to find a balance between science and spirituality. Using a grounded approach, I am able to meet people where they are on their spiritual journey. 

WORKING WITH BRAD 

Realizing there is no one-size-fits-all approach to company culture, North Node Consulting offers a la carte and package options to allow each organization to customize a program that meets their individual leadership training needs. This typically falls under three buckets: leadership development, team-building, or one-on-one consulting. 

Integrating astrology into your business shows a sincere appreciation for creativity, innovation, and personal development while offering a nontraditional employee benefit.