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Spiritually + artfully minded conversation ceremonies intersect astrology, creative practices, intuition, magic, healing, poetry and a deep love for the natural world. My hope is to enliven you so we can co-create possible, regenerative Futures. To encourage you so, together, we can become dynamic agents of Beauty, fully awake, with our power intact. Let us be intentional as we approach the creation and care-taking of Life. And let’s make room for inquiry, sensitivity, and joy.
 
Fifty Feminist States is a roadtripping, storytelling podcast visiting all fifty US states to interview feminist activists and artists about their work for gender justice. This podcast is intersectional and trans-inclusive. It's hosted and produced by Amelia Hruby, PhD.
 
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We often bring the cult of the “Individual” to our business practices which boxes us into myopic perspectives that stay within our niche borders. How could we reframe our approach to business more towards that of a Creatrix — where we center the Call that we hear, become a vessel for the Gift + open our arms with wild hospitality? we discuss Going …
 
Astrology forecast for part two of October 2021 including the Full Moon in Aries, Jupiter + Mercury going direct, and the Sun entering Scorpio. This upcoming weather brings an increasingly martial tone with movement, vitality, courage and a fighting spirit. we discuss Full Moon in Aries Jupiter + Mercury stationing direct Sun enters Scorpio Mars en…
 
Clinical herbalist Lauren Haynes joins us to talk about the privilege of working with plants, the incredible science coming out about the microbiome as well as the wisdom plants have to offer us about how to be more abundant and more human. Lauren is the founder of Wooden Spoon Herbs, which crafts vital herbal products that support a farm-direct su…
 
Forecast for the first half of October 2021 including the upcoming New Moon in Libra, Venus entering Sagittarius + Saturn stationing Direct. Mary Grace shares a channeled message for the month of October and reminds you to take time this month prepare in accordance with your desires, needs + healing. Learn more + sign up for KIN. Extra day for podc…
 
Physical and energetic alignment connect you to the possibility of your own healing. In this episode, Mary Grace breaks down the concept of alignment, how it connects to your empowerment + what is possible, and how true inspired creativity is an absolute necessity for sustainable futures. At this crest of the climate crisis and mid-extinction event…
 
Sound can be a powerful, creative medium for interconnectedness + magic. Zaneta Sykes is a sound artist, witch and Tarot reader who uses sound for talismans and shares how working with sound helped them heal from PTSD. In this episode, we talk about the intersection of the creativity + intuition, listening as an active role and connecting to meanin…
 
In this episode, Fifty Feminist States host Amelia Hruby shares the bittersweet news that Fifty Feminist States is ending, and this is the final episode. Listen as she explains how and why she came to this decision, looks back to the very first episode of the show, and shares her reasonings, reflections, and gratitude for this journey. The archive …
 
Traditional beeswax candlemaker, Alysia Mazzella, talks with us about how honeybees collaborate, the importance of local economies and knowing where your honey (and your candles!) come from. We share about using candles as a way to mark sacred time and what bees can teach us about what sustainable work looks like. we discuss Candle making as a vehi…
 
In this episode, Fifty Feminist States Fellow L’Oreal Thompson Payton interviews Regina Townsend, aka @brokenbrownegg. Regina shares her infertility journey and why she created The Broken Brown Egg, “an infertility advocacy blog and source of connection for individuals seeking a personal story of infertility written from the African-American viewpo…
 
in today's episode, we look ahead to the astrology for September 2021. this includes the New Moon in Virgo, Full Moon in Pisces, Venus entering Scorpio, Mars entering Libra, and Mercury retrograde in Libra. there is also a live channeled message for the month inviting you to sit with desire, allow change in yourself + connections, and know that imp…
 
"Wildness belongs to everybody." In this beautiful conversation with Lindsay Mack, we discuss what it looks like to evolve with the Tarot and how to begin to build your unique relationship + perspective with the cards. She asks us to bring more wildness to our intuitive practices and shares ways she chooses the soul when seeking direction in life +…
 
today's episode includes a guided tour through the final weeks of the astrology of August 2021 — Full Moon in Aquarius, Sun entering Virgo and Mercury entering Libra. there is also a live channeled message for this lunation period encouraging you to drop expectations of perfection and see the problem as the channel for the solution. LINKS / If you …
 
"Business is one of the most radical courses in self-development." today, Johanna Renoth + Mary Grace talk about Instagram — how they are (or aren't) using it in life + business and some of the "rules" they've broken around how to do business. Johanna is an executive + business coach, and her work supports entrepreneurs and leaders in charting thei…
 
today, mary grace walks you through the astrology of the New Moon in Leo and the astrology for the first half of August 2021. there is also a live channeled message for this week's upcoming New Moon. in this episode, we discuss: Sun square Uranus New Moon in Leo Venus opposite Neptune Mercury + Mars in Virgo Venus enters Libra a live channeled mess…
 
Guest conversation today with Alice Sparkly Kat. Ace approaches astrology as an intersectional + political practice, and they want to widen our star thinking so we can build new relationships with astrology, one another + ourselves. Their new book Postcolonial Astrology, serves as a history and toolkit, decoding the planets from a postcolonial pers…
 
today, mary grace walks you through the astrology of the Full Moon in Aquarius and the rest of July 2021. this episode also wraps up our final installment in our exploration of Purpose, talking about Purpose as resonance + resilience. there is also a live channeled message for the Full Moon and the ensuing weeks. in this episode, we discuss: Saturd…
 
usually when we hear the word myth we think about things that are untrue or false, but we're all walking around with a Myth whether we realize it or not. in this episode, mary grace unpacks the invitation that composing your Myth has for generating more Purpose and what it actually means to have a Story. LINKS / --> If you're interested in learning…
 
“Your Life can only grow as much as you Love it.” mary grace talks about the astrology of the New Moon in Cancer and July of 2021. how can we appreciate and identify the opportunities for rest and repair even if they are small ? where can we celebrate the opportunities for invisibility and bathing in what nourishes us? and how can we re-understand …
 
Today, mary grace shares an astrological weather update for the first week of July 2021 with Mars + Venus opposite Saturn and squaring Uranus. She also picks up on last week's discussion on the landscapes of Purpose and shares about her own experiences of "the gap" between the heart's thirst for Life and reality, looking at where we are "making thi…
 
today, mary grace shares about the full moon in Capricorn, Neptune stationing retrograde + Venus's move into the sign of Leo. she also talks about the 3 landscapes of purpose, differentiating between problems and questions and the inevitability of feeling lost. there is also a channeled message for this next two-week lunation period that encourages…
 
You are a portal for the impulse of Life. mary grace takes a look at the astrology for the week ahead — Jupiter stations retrograde, Sun enters Cancer - Solstice + Mercury stations direct. she also invites us to look at our connection to life’s heartbeat of ebb and flow, evaluate the levels of reception + offering and to move towards collective, cr…
 
In this episode, 2021 Fifty Feminist States Podcast Fellow Mary L. Chang discusses how to get started in recognizing and understanding your authentic self. She encourages all listeners to take the time to be honest with themselves about the things in their world that are no longer in alignment with the person they are today. Mary shares important r…
 
Zaneta Sykes is a Brooklyn-based sound artist, witch and Tarot reader who believes sound is a powerful medium for connectivity, empathy + talismans. In this episode, we talk about the intersection of the creative + intuitive processes and the true power of real listening and how listening asks our co-creative attention. Zaneta shares how her relati…
 
This week, Mary Grace talks about the astrology of this first half of June 2021, including: Venus in Cancer, Mars opposing Pluto, Solar Eclipse in Gemini, Mars in Leo, + Saturn square Uranus continued. Mary Grace also shares a channeled message encouraging the integrated embodiment of our bravery, the fluidity of our portals + boundaries and allowi…
 
Tracee Stanley is teacher of yoga + Tantra whose teaching today focuses on honoring life as a ritual. Her new book Radiant Rest is all about the practice of yoga nidra and how it can support a more conscious, creative + awake life. Tracee was first introduced to yoga while working in the Hollywood film industry, and she shares with us about her jou…
 
Mary Grace talks about the Sun’s entrance into Gemini, Saturn + Mercury stationing retrograde + the upcoming Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius. She proposes an openness towards parts of us that are only revealed in the context (+ conversation) of others and to find ways to move to our next step via acceptance and cooperation instead of force. If you enj…
 
In this episode, Amelia speaks with Fifty Feminist States podcast fellow Angie Yglesias! Amelia & Angie talk about Angie’s activist experience, why diversity & representation are so important in storytelling, and accessibility and empowerment through media. Fifty Feminist States is no longer releasing new episodes. Click here to follow Amelia’s nex…
 
In this episode, Amelia speaks with Fifty Feminist States podcast fellow L’Oreal Thompson Payton! Amelia & L’Oreal talk about L’Oreal’s book project on “trusting your dopeness,” her background as a freelance writer, how she deals with imposter syndrome, and their favorite Beyonce songs. Fifty Feminist States is no longer releasing new episodes. Cli…
 
In this episode, Amelia speaks with Fifty Feminist States podcast fellow Mary L. Chang! Amelia & Mary talk about how Mary got into music writing, common misconceptions about Mary and her work, the importance of empathy amidst diversity, and a few of Mary’s heroes. Fifty Feminist States is no longer releasing new episodes. Click here to follow Ameli…
 
Today, Jupiter enters their home sign of Pisces where they reign over the oceanic YES's that restore connectivity + reverence for all things. Listen to the episode to learn more about Jupiter's presence in this part of your chart, unpacking surrender as the key to abundance which is our connection to all of Life and the insistence of biology to car…
 
Today, we talk about the upcoming Taurus New Moon -- its invitations into a more sensual reality and how can we learn from Mercury's queer agility to say yes to both our wild embodiment and our radically cosmic pursuits at the same time. Mary Grace also shares a live channeled message for this New Moon period and issues a call to become more precis…
 
“Now I understand. Joy is protection. Pleasure is protection. Sovereignty. Autonomy. Accessing relationship with my will - that is protection.” Vyana Novus + Mary Grace connect over 360 degree time and pulling our spirit back into the full, royal embodied experience. Vyana also shares what they learned from a NDE, simultaneous with the process of b…
 
Mary Grace walks us through transits for the remainder of April 2021 including: Venus + Mercury squaring Saturn, Mars entering Cancer, the Scorpio Full Moon and Sun conjoining Uranus. She also shares a channeled message for the energy of the next two weeks that reminds us of the courage to feast on all that we love in life and to be gracious with w…
 
Mary Grace talks about Sun + Mercury squaring Pluto and moving into Taurus, embodying our wildness, our sensations as a method attunement and how to our energy in a way that emits a strong signal of resonance into the world. If you enjoyed the episode, check out: Episode 84 on the Aries New Moon Episode 77 on how it is both safe and not-safe to be …
 
In this episode, Mary Grace shares about the Aries New Moon + Venus's entrance into her earthly domain of Taurus. She also shares a channeled message for this next period all about releasing our need to be understood, leaning into peaceful + fearless power, becoming our own rescuer and holding the gift of our own vulnerability. If you enjoyed the e…
 
Daniel Foor, Ph.D is the of Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal + Family Healing. He is a ritualist and educator focused on helping others reclaim their innate capacity to relate with their ancestors and with the greater web of other-than-human kin. In today's episode, we talk about cultural repair work, intergenerational accountability and ho…
 
Venus, the Full Moon, and Mercury push us to find risk, courage, and competition while asking how do I be myself and how do we be together? Mary Grace guides us through Venus conjoining the Sun in Aries, the Full Moon in Libra, Mercury moving into Aries, shares a channeled message about finding creativity in limitations, and concludes with the poem…
 
“It’s okay for us to be wrong...the question is: can we be in right relationship to ourselves and others so that when the moment arises we can see.” Rachelle Knowles and Mary Grace float through building relationships with integrity; the connection between creativity and resilience; introversion and sensitivity; the necessity of tenderness and non-…
 
How can we explore non-linear navigating and toggling the needs of the self and others? Mary Grace guides us through the New Moon in Pisces, the Sun entering Aries which is the Spring Equinox and Solar New Year, and she also discusses the upcoming Mercury and Mars square. She closes with “Eagle Poem” by Joy Harjo. LINKS / Last week’s episode on Int…
 
What can we hear when we listen for the vibrations beyond the words? Mary Grace walks us though the astrology for the beginning of March 2021 and urges us to contemplate interstellar/magic sound, creativity and regeneration. LINKS / Arrival, movie Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang Carl Sagan + Maria Popova Figuring, book by Maria Popova…
 
How can we devote our attention to practices that serve our individual and collective well-being? Mary Grace discusses the Virgo full moon and how it illuminates the mutable areas of our charts to practically serve, find unity + digest our lives. She also reads + discusses ceremony in regards to a passage from from Braiding Sweetgrass from Dr. Robi…
 
In this episode, Amelia speaks with Leah Thomas aka @greengirlleah, the cofounder of Intersectional Environmentalist. Leah shares how she became an eco-creative and why she coined the term “intersectional environmentalism.” They also chat about cannabis equity, Leah’s upcoming book, and why we should all talk more about Kimberlé Crenshaw. Fifty Fem…
 
“Grief doesn’t have to eat us alive.” Today's guest Yarrow Magdalena shares practices of ritual, finding ways to be with grief, moments of forced stillness, getting off of Instagram, cocooning, embracing the idea of “enough” in a world that encourages constant production, and the gift of looking from the margins. We also discuss (9:47) How ritual d…
 
In this episode, Amelia speaks with LaTricea Adams, CEO and cofounder of Black Millennials for Flint. LaTricea share the origin story of the organization, what she wishes more people knew about lead, and why environmental justice is a critical component of racial justice and gender justice activism. Fifty Feminist States is no longer releasing new …
 
The Sun and Venus enter Pisces later on this month to bring some salve to February 2021 astrology. Mary Grace encourages us to widen our consciousness and examine the big picture through a lens of yes/and or both/and. She further explores what it means to have a practice of neutrality; how being human both is and isn’t safe; how taking courage is a…
 
We explore the upcoming square between Saturn + Uranus -- a key signature of 2021's astrology. We look at how their roles intermingle, rethink the relationship between order and rebellion, and remind ourselves to seek clarity, grounding and community. If you enjoyed the episode, check out: Episode 75: New Moon in Aquarius + Imbolc Episode 69: The G…
 
Full moon in Leo on January 28, Mercury's upcoming retrograde through Aquarius, Imbolc and the New Moon in Aquarius on February 11. I also discuss / Leo full moon and serving from a place of sovereignty Aquarius stellium, finding your YES and committing to the work of saying ‘yes’ How Mercury retrograde can facilitate internal research and renewal …
 
Why does self-care = overconsumption? Isaias Hernandez (aka @queerbrownvegan) discusses the relationship between human and animal injustices, how queerness and diversity are inherent in nature, the danger of perfectionism in the zero-waste movement, and how you may already be practicing conscious consumerism without knowing it. We also discuss / (1…
 
Tami + Selima Lust of Iwilla Remedy talk with us about herbalism, the role of emotions in sustainable healing work and the value of forgiveness in our healing journeys. WE DISCUSS / *Why the “whole-systems thinking” of natural healing + holistic healing is vital *Why we often tolerate or endure unnecessary pain + illness *Tami + Selima's personal h…
 
Today I discuss how the Ace of Pentacles + the High Priestess can help us experiment with the structures that support our most powerful flow. I also talk about the main astrology happening in January 2021 and share a personalized, channeled message just for this audience. I discuss: Ace of Pentacles + High Priestess Mars enters Taurus Mars square S…
 
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