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83 minutes | 14 days ago
AIR SIGNS + PLANETS: Up, Up, and Away!
Episode 016: Looking to lighten up and fly right? In this episode, Bess and Sandy breathe into the boundlessness of the element that’s all around us—exploring how astrological Air aerates, aspires, and elevates our creative consciousness, no matter our sign. The convo covers storylines, spaciousness, alignment, in betweenness, ideals, and our shape shifty shimmies with change. Spread your wings and head for the heavens! Inside Your Cosmic Snack Pack: Gemini (00:11:05): The mood ring magic maker who diaphanously descends into the fray, we can use this archetype to rub up against life, leaving a trace and taking the treats we need. Mercury (00:25:00): A curious creative channel that picks up intel from each and every surface, attuning to this planet’s frequency helps us regulate our star-studded system. Libra (00:35:30): A cloud cutting curator of aligned experience, we can use this archetype to reach out across the divides, and to shine a light on the soul truths that are surfacing. Venus (00:51:05): Harnessing both the rustic magnetics of this planet’s earthy incarnation, and the elevated airy ideals that connect us to our inner vault of core values. Aquarius (00:57:10): A mysterious mastermind here to widen the possibilities, we can use this archetype to create capaciousness and get dazzled by life’s biodiversity. Saturn + Uranus (01:12:28): Using this duet of planetary partners to step into our ultimate authority so we can then step away, getting “moved” by megawatt change. Star Party Podcast Website: https://starpartypodcast.comBess Matassa: http://bessmatassa.comSandy Sitron: https://www.sandysitron.com
75 minutes | a month ago
EARTH SIGNS + PLANETS: Tastiness and Tangibility
Episode 015: Wanna build it beautiful from the bones on up? In this episode, Bess and Sandy taste into the most tangible of the elements—exploring Earth in the birth chart to bring us back home to our innate worthiness, no matter our sign. The convo covers receiving, gravitas, alignment, time and timelessness, decadent deliciousness, deservedness, and our endlessly refillable natural resources. Dig in and serve it up! Inside Your Cosmic Snack Pack: Taurus (00:10:30): The ample aperture that feeds the endless feast, we can use this archetype to open wide and settle in beyond scarcity. Venus (00:22:40): Both what we lust after and the loveliness we already contain, we can channel this planet to choose our pleasures and cultivate breezy beauty in body and soul. Virgo (00:36:00): A coiled creatrix that peruses and parses, we can use this archetype to explore our integral inner circuitry and show up ready to meet the world as is. Mercury (00:46:30): Our magic metabolizer of life experiences, working with this planet helps us support our organic learning process and decide exactly what best serves our system. Capricorn (00:57:01): Regal protector of the rugged realms, we can use this archetype to feel into our weight and consider the legacy we want to leave behind. Saturn (01:06:06): Veggies for the spirit and a gym for the soul, this planet asks for our attention and maturation so we can stake our claims from a place of unshakeable inner authority. Star Party Podcast Website: https://starpartypodcast.comBess Matassa: http://bessmatassa.comSandy Sitron: https://www.sandysitron.com
90 minutes | a month ago
FIRE SIGNS + PLANETS: Passion, Power, and Personal Pan Pizzas
Episode 014: Ready to rev your elemental engine and get glowy? In this episode, Bess and Sandy explore Fire in the birth chart—looking at the astrological archetypes we can use to harness our heat and build trust in our singular spark, no matter our sign. The convo covers the right to exist, starting over, making it happen, fueling creative acts, luck, romance, personal flair, meaning making, wildness, and mucho more. Hot, hot, hot! Inside Your Cosmic Snack Pack: Aries: The baby bud beginning that emboldens our very aliveness, we can channel this archetype whenever we’re looking to start again. Mars: Both ignition switch and cause célèbre, how to tap this planet to turn it on and take up space. Leo: The zodiac’s solar-lit sparkler, we call upon this archetype to help us slip back into our the skin of our specialness and risk being seen. The Sun: Letting this luminary light up our life lines, granting us full permission to be who we already are and accept our heroic mission to show even more of this essence. Sagittarius: The open plain and the outstretched limb, we invoke this archetype to get wider and wilder, letting the adventure unfold of its own accord. Jupiter: Finding faith in this fat and full planet of footloose fancy-free-ness, using its expansive heat to roll the dice and bet high on the belief that life is on our side. Star Party Podcast Website: https://starpartypodcast.comBess Matassa: http://bessmatassa.comSandy Sitron: https://www.sandysitron.com
66 minutes | 2 months ago
WONDER: Welcoming the Wows
Episode 013: Seeking to uncover the lush layers of possibility that are always pulsating in the present? In this episode, Bess and Sandy feel into the permeable promise of cultivating curiosity and daring to let ourselves get dazzled—using astro and tarot to release hard-edged expectations and open wide for more ecstasy. The convo covers navigating uncertainty, dealing with overwhelm, and priming our systems for surprise, as we learn to let life pass through us with a lighter touch. Awe yeah! Inside Your Cosmic Snack Pack: The Mutable Signs: How to work with these astro movers and shakers to listen in and lighten up, hollowing out creative space for life to work its wonders. Mercury: Letting this mood ring micro transformer help you identify where you might be getting stuck instead of awestruck, and how to uncover your signature style of surprise. The Knights: Using these four Tarot archetypes as energetic escorts, opening up to get led and moving with the majesty that wants to move you. Hypnosis for Astonishing Yourself: Learn to look upon the already-here with brand new baby eyes, living in the questions and sieving more wowed imagination to the surface. Star Party Podcast Website: https://starpartypodcast.comBess Matassa: http://bessmatassa.comSandy Sitron: https://www.sandysitron.com
65 minutes | 2 months ago
SPACE: Making It + Taking It
Craving a capacious cavern where you can move and groove with the greatest of ease? In this episode, Bess and Sandy investigate both finding ground and giving it up to groundlessness—using astro and tarot to help us carve out a room where we can roam free. The convo covers taking up space, taking space, and making peace with the void, as we clean it out, clear it out, and revel in the sensation of getting swept away while remaining right-sized. Prepare for lift-off and live it larger! Inside Your Cosmic Snack Pack: Mercury + Uranus (00:13:15): Using this pair of processors to co-create with emptiness, leaving more space at our table with our Mercury sign and touching in with the glory of groundlessness through our current Uranus cycle. The 6th + 12th House (00:29:30): How to pattern break, uncover hidden pockets, and pave new pathways in our chart’s 6th house, so we can enter the 12th house void with verve and uncover infinite frontiers. The Tarot’s 4s (00:46:45): How to use these archetypes to get good with standing our ground, choosing to check out of the fray so we can check in for an internal getaway that provides sweet sustenance. Hypnosis for Spaciousness (00:57:00): Connecting to the fathomless capacities of the four elements and finding all available freedom in this very moment. Star Party Podcast Website: https://starpartypodcast.comBess Matassa: http://bessmatassa.comSandy Sitron: https://www.sandysitron.com
62 minutes | 3 months ago
CONNECTION: Touching Me, Touching You
Episode 011: Pining for a sweet singing voice on the other end of your psychic hotline? In this episode, Bess and Sandy tap the tools that teach us that we’re never ever alone—using astro and tarot tips to take us from separation isolation to synched sensation. The convo covers the power of longing, fears of exile, touching in with our internal bonds, and relaxing to reach out, as we yearn and burn to have and to hold this beloved world for life. Duet with the Universe and dance cheek-to-cheek! Inside your cosmic snack pack: Chiron (00:09:05): How its placement in your chart reveals a bone deep desire that’s ripe for tenderizing, inviting us to develop more intimacy with our lovable longings. The Air Houses (00:27:30): How to use these chart zones as scales of proximity, coming closer to our consciousness, one other, and our precious place in the grander scheme. The Pages (00:45:30): Ecstatic emissaries from a world beyond cynicism, how we can use these little cosmic cuties to release into our hopes and travel hand-in-hand. Hypnosis for Touching In (00:55:15): A journey in from the cold and back home to your own hot hearth of hooked in at-oneness. Additional ResourcesThe Origin of Love: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x57grkConnection Horoscopes: https://edit.sundayriley.com/how-your-sign-can-feel-more-connected-this-february/ Star Party Podcast Website: https://starpartypodcast.comBess Matassa: http://bessmatassa.comSandy Sitron: https://www.sandysitron.com
56 minutes | 3 months ago
THE GOODS: Gifts From The Galaxy
Episode 010: How do we build tangible trust in the treats and treasures our caverns contain? In this episode, Bess + Sandy unearth the good stuff—using astro and tarot to tap the wellsprings within us and lean back into our personal powers and storehouses of specialness. The convo covers laying foundations, fulfilling potentials, receiving and expanding, recontextualizing sticky bits as hidden gifts, and recovering what’s most essential. Unwrap the already-present presents and beef up your natural born bounty! Inside your cosmic snack pack: The Earth Houses (00:12:13): Using these three territories in the chart to balance between savoring our raw materials, tending these gifts, and wielding them out in the wild world. Venus + Jupiter (00:26:15): Feeling into these bright and shiny pleasure centers of the chart, so we can receive and enjoy more parts of ourselves and open wider to what surrounds us. The Tarot’s Queens (00:38:18): Connecting to these essential archetypes as four elemental currents that are always available to support us in any given moment. Hypnosis for Seeding the Bounty (00:47:00): A dip into your garden of delight, designed to help you seed more sweetness and organically plump up what’s longing to grow. Star Party Podcast Website: https://starpartypodcast.comBess Matassa: http://bessmatassa.comSandy Sitron: https://www.sandysitron.com
63 minutes | 4 months ago
LIMITATION: Loving Up On The Lines
Episode 009: From internal bodices to external moats, how do we handle the hard lines of constriction, contraction, and containment? In this episode, Bess and Sandy get friendly with the finite—using astro and tarot to fine-tune our foundations as we face borders and boundaries, and uncover our boundlessness therein. The convo covers fears of lack, inner critics, self-imposed blocks, acceptance and allowing, and making friends with mortality. Shimmy under the limbo sticks and build your magic muscle! Inside your cosmic snack pack: Capricorn, Aquarius, + Pisces (00:15:50): In this final arc of the zodiac, we come up against our highest capacity and learn to let loose into ultimate limitlessness. Use these sign energies in your chart to identify your contraction/expansion invitation in this lifetime. Saturn (00:38:10): The bedrock for building a beingness that’s both boundaried and buoyant, harness this planet to uncover where your lines lie, and how to get the hell out of your own way. The Tarot’s 5s (47:50): Using these four cards as gateways to our humanness—having fun with friction and getting tumbled into diamonds through experiential knowledge. Hypnosis for Healing Your Inner Critic (00:55:00): A journey towards adjusting the knobs on the voices of unnecessary constriction and uncovering greater safety in your selfhood. Hypnosis inspiration is “The Auditory Swish” originally developed by Richard Bandler. Star Party Podcast Website: https://starpartypodcast.comBess Matassa: http://bessmatassa.comSandy Sitron: https://www.sandysitron.com
60 minutes | 4 months ago
CELEBRATION: The Cosmic Conga Line
62 minutes | 5 months ago
COURAGE: Braving the Beasties
With hearts aflame and hope alive, how do we rise to meet the moments that call for our verve and valor? In this episode, Bess and Sandy explore furry fears, fearlessness, and the faith that keeps us coming back for more—using astro and tarot to connect us to our personal flavor of holistic action and customized courage. The convo covers themes of everyday heroics, rallying to face reality, and building an integral form of bravery that best befits our beautiful selves. Brandish your magic wand and charge into the unknown! Inside your cosmic snack pack: Libra (00:17:25): Awakening this warrior of astral alignment, no matter your sign. The Ascendent (00:22:24): How to say “yes” to the adventure of your Rising sign, growing towards the life challenges that it asks you to meet. Mars (00:41:00): Finding fuel and faith in your Mars sign placement, powering forward in the style that serves your rocketship. The 2 of Swords (00:50:59): Using this archetype to still the external noise and drop back into your channel, summoning the self-possessed courage to make the “right” move. Hypnosis for Building Courage (00:56:40): Excavating the underpinnings of your bravery “settings” and turning the unconscious dials to make conscious change. Additional ResourcesAnne Dufourmantelle: French philosopher who wrote about risk-taking and courageTrigram Healing: https://youtu.be/tXIjnNmmUVISaturn Return Workshop: https://saturnreturnworkshop.com Star Party Podcast Website: https://starpartypodcast.comBess Matassa: http://bessmatassa.comSandy Sitron: https://www.sandysitron.com
63 minutes | 5 months ago
TRUST: The Luscious Leap
Episode 006: A full-bodied invitation to flex your faith muscle, cultivating trust asks us to strengthen our self-assured reserves and adopt the radical credo that our own life is on our side. In this episode, Bess and Sandy explore this sometimes seemingly elusive emotional state that we all crave more of, looking at how its development requires our complete presence and capacity to remember what can never be taken from us. The convo covers self-confidence building, how to handle moments of perceived groundlessness, and intimacy with the unknowable as an act of self-love. Love up on the invisible and let the road rise to meet you! Inside your cosmic snack pack: The Fixed Signs (00:12:30): The plush seasonal saturation points of the zodiac, leaning into Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius energy allows us to get “wide,” marinating in what’s here and building the bold belief that we won’t disappear. The Outer Planets (00:25:00): Our initiation points into life’s evolutionary wildness, working with Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, lets us get good with getting “moved” no matter what. Mercury (00:35:28): Using this shapeshifting storyteller to treat trust work as a daily ritual, rewiring our stories about self-confidence and working our faith muscle in every moment. The Tarot’s 8s (00:46:46): Using these swirling infinity loops of energy to get closer to what feels scary, putting our hands on life rather than stealing ourselves against it. Hypnosis for Cultivating Confidence (00:54:44): A guided self-hypnosis for amplifying our confidence for the future through embodied visions of trusted triumphs from our past.
65 minutes | 6 months ago
ANXIETY: Freakouts + Melt Downs
Episode 005: An electrically charged prickly pear of emotional threads, dismantling our anxious spins requires sweet attention and embodied focus. In this episode, Bess and Sandy excavate the underpinnings of this supercharged feeling state, examining the mental machinery of our nervous systems and how to get comfy with our complexity. The convo covers the differences between evolutionary discomfort and fear-based anxiety, reclaiming an internal sense of ownership over our lives, and soothing worried future tripping with powerful presence. Loosen the controls and drop deeper into your body’s natural state of belonging! Inside your cosmic snack pack: Saturn (00:12:45): The key to embracing the gorgeousness of gravity, our Saturn placement is here to help us reclaim a sense of organic ownership over our lives when fear leads us to believe that something outside of us is calling the shots. Mercury (00:27:40): Our finely-tuned nervous system regulator of thought processes and experiential metabolism, becoming conscious of our Mercurial energy helps us calibrate our speed and soothe our system’s outmoded stories. The World, The Devil, + The Empress (00:40:37): How to use these tarot guides to bolster our belief that we have every right to be here in the first place, deepening our trust in life’s embrace and the vividness of our rainbowed emotional range. Hypnosis for Befriending Anxiety (00:50:04): A guided self-hypnosis for drawing breath, loving attention, and imagination to anxious energy and the stories that lurk beneath, crying out for our care-filled consideration.
53 minutes | 6 months ago
THE PAST: Getting Good with Our Ghosties
A touchy feely flashlight for illuminating the path you’ve traveled and your way forward into the future, this episode is an exploration of what we “carry” and how we can wield it with more consciousness and clarity. Bess and Sandy deep dive into personal pasts and memory, ancestral inheritance and patterning, and our collective responsibility for examining shared histories. The conversation covers how to handle and hold the emotional intensity of memories as they arise, dealing with regret, and reframing our stories in the service of communal healing. Get ready to shimmy with your ghosties and make good with all that’s gone down! Inside your cosmic snack pack: The Elements (00:07:55): Each of the four elements has a temporal orientation towards the past, present, or future, and understanding your own elemental balance can help you unlock how you process experiences. Pluto (00:11:50): The higher octave of the planet Mars’ personal power, our Pluto chart placement uncovers how we can give up some of the controls and let ourselves get “moved” by big feelings, learning to tell the difference between the memories that are ours to integrate and what is no longer ours to carry. The 4th House (00:23:50): The sign on the 4th house cusp is your gateway into the personal past, and this key can help you grapple with the stories you’ve inherited from your family of origin and how to reframe them in service of your most integrated self. Sun/Moon Aspects (00:30:00): Using the relationship between your Sun and Moon placement to better understand how your self expression and emotional reactions synch up, and how you relate to the concept of regret. The 5 of Cups, Death, and the Queen of Cups (00:38:00): Using these tarot guides to help let the past do its work on us, integrating our stories with conscious ownership, trusting in what’s not yet here, and asking ourselves what is truly “eternal.” Hypnosis for Summoning Our Past Selves (00:48:00): A guided self-hypnosis for tenderly touching in with past selves we have been, in service of personal and collective healing.
61 minutes | 7 months ago
INTUITIVE TIMING: Fun with Ebbs + Flows
Episode 003: An invitation into your own cosmic circadian rhythm, this episode is here to help you connect with the intuitive ebbs and flows that exist within you. Is it your moment to hunker down and sink in? A pedal to the metal point of initiation? Or a confetti-toss-to-the-winds time of soul surrender? How do we handle the seasons of our lives? Bess and Sandy explore the planetary placements, tarot cards, and subconscious pathways that can lead us to the heart of our personal beat, divining a sense of divine timing that’s truly self-governed. Inside your cosmic snack pack: The Virgo-Pisces Axis (00:16:30): These signs and their corresponding houses ask us to cultivate deep listening and calibrate how we metabolize experience, getting us closer to our proprietary rhythmic blend. The Moon (00:26:40): Your personal astrological “mood ring”— harnessing your natal Moon sign, the current transit of the Moon through your chart, and your Progressed Moon, can help you make magic that’s right on time. The Tarot’s Moon Card (00:43:20): An initiation into instinctive lunar navigation when the path forward isn’t clear, this card indoctrinates us into a dance with our mysterious tidal shifts. Hypnosis for Intuitive Timing (00:52:15): A guided self-hypnosis for meeting and greeting what’s ready to enter through the doorways of your Body, Mind, and Spirit.
56 minutes | 7 months ago
PRODUCTIVITY + CREATIVITY: Beauteous Birthing
Episode 002: Far beyond the anxious scramble of bottomed-out burnout, there is a cosmic country of fertile creativity that never needs forcing. In this episode, Bess and Sandy explore how to refine and relax the energy we use to bring things out into the world. How can we shift from grippy input-output mode and cultivate that much-coveted state of creative “channeling”? We’ll look to the planets, the cards, and our own subconscious for tangible tips on how to let our soul-centered projects pulsate and emerge without having to push so hard, learning to “work it” with mystical mojo. Inside your cosmic snack pack: Saturn (00:4:00): How this cosmic taskmaster can become an ally for self-sovereign boundary fortification and soul-shaped essentialism, helping us to cut through the BS and get closer to the core of why we came to earth. Mercury (00:21:24): More than just the planet of mental machinations, we’ll look at how to use Mercury’s subtle sensitivities to attune yourself to what wants to come through your creative channel. Venus (00:29:40): Harnessing this planet to ensure that you’re fully embodied while you’re working, and that the end product feels like a generous act of natural fullness rather than forced output. Vesta (00:36:05): Letting this asteroid placement in your chart lead you back to your “eternal flame,” finding delicious devotion and focus as you bow down to your own brand of “making it.” Hypnosis for Productivity (00:41:27): A guided self-hypnosis for excavating the emotional climate around your projects, and initiating yourself into a more lubricated workflow. The Tarot’s Aces (00:50:38): Uncovering which elemental “package” awaits you on your doorstep, and how to use its gifts to set energetic intentions at the start of an effort.
78 minutes | 8 months ago
LIFE PURPOSE: Why the Hell Am I Here?
Episode 001: Poised on the threshold between fate and freewill, we are vivid beings in search of our “why.” In this episode, Bess and Sandy grapple with the biggest question of them all, using astro and tarot to help us divine our life’s fundamental direction and magical meaning. We’ll look at questions of destiny, personal essence and “nature,” alignment, and wholeness. It’s a wild ride straight to the source of your primary pulsation, complete with tools to soothe the edges of endless “doing” in service of more “being.” Inside your cosmic snack pack: The Elements: The four astrological elements as powerful shapers of how we come to understand and connect with our “why.” 00:23:17 The Chart Angles (ASC/DSC, MC/IC): Exploring your soul’s carnal crossroads in this lifetime and working intentionally with these polarity points, calling upon your four zodiac superheroes to help you come into wholeness. 00:32:44 The Sun: Tapping into your gravitational center and core energy source, and using the solar glow to come ever closer to your dynamic mission here on earth. 00:51:40 The Tarot’s Major Arcana; The Lovers, Strength, and Justice: Navigating the 22 life “seasons” of the Tarot, and using both divination and your numerological birth card to get cozy with your nature and understand where you are on your ever-unfolding journey. 01:06:08
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