Episode 193: Astrology as a Texturizer with Bess Matassa

Astrology isn’t here to dictate your life.

Astrology is a map. 

A terrain for life. 

A red carpet to possibility.

This week on the podcast, I’m thrilled to be joined by Bess Matassa, PhD, a New York-based astrologer and tarot reader who serves up mystical self-inquiry with a side of play, poetry, and pop music. 

Bess is the co-author of The Numinous Astro Deck (Sterling, 2019); the author of Zodiac Signs: Leo and Virgo (Sterling, 2020), and The Numinous Cosmic Year: Your Astrological Almanac (Aster, 2021); and has been a celestial consultant for platforms and institutions including Teen Vogue, Almay cosmetics, Ace Hotel, and the Rubin Museum of Art. When not combing the cosmos, Bess can be spotted sporting hot pink lipstick while wandering deserts and tropics. 

In this episode, Bess shares the story that led her from a young child reading pop-up astrology books to an astrologer, tarot reader, and author. She talks about her very exciting new book and the process of writing an entire year of upcoming astrology. Bess and I also discuss the element of truth, embodiment in business, and using astrology as a tool of possibility. 

Tune in to consider a new relationship with astrology and tarot so you can apply this roadmap to possibility within your business.

And if you loved hearing from Bess, be sure to grab yourself a copy of her new book, The Numinous Cosmic Year: Your Astrological Almanac, from your favorite book store!

Show Notes:

2:15 – Astrology and tarot as texturizers 

11:50 – Breaking down to break through

16:10 – The practical application of astrology within the realm of business

28:40 – The Numinous Cosmic Year: Your Astrological Almanac and how Bess approached writing an entire year of astrology

36:50 – The element of trust 

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