Where the story begins
It seems like forever ago that I bought Jan Spiller’s book New Moon Astrology and started making wishes. It was the late 90’s, and I was a young woman with a keen interest in astrology. New Moon Astrology outlines a simple ritual for making specific wishes at the time of the New Moon and writing them down. A large part of the book is a “catalog” of suggested wishes arranged by astrological sign and by category. Home, kids, work, friendship, romance, travel, etc. It quickly became one of my favorite astrology books. You will see why as you read further.
My close friends and long-time readers know I have a great respect for the power of intention, ritual, and the Lunar cycle. I think of the New Moon as a time to focus my intention and have a think. I ponder who I want to be and what I want to accomplish, personally and professionally. Visualizing the future I want helps me cast my net of intention and program my subconscious in that direction.
Every time I’ve made this list, I’ve filed my wishes away in a folder and forgotten about them. Until the end of 2016 came around… and I started thinking about that quiet power stashed away in my filing cabinet. I decided to pull out the folder. I have wishes dating back to 2002 that I never looked at again until now.
Not all of my wishes have come to pass. But look what has come true…
- I’m almost entirely free of migraines.
- I feel more security and joy in life.
- My emotions are stable.
- I feel more confident than I have in a long time.
- I’m married to a man I adore, who adores me too.
- We live in a beautiful home on a magical piece of land.
- I have a career I’m passionate about.
The strange thing is, to get to here…
To get here, I had to lose some things that were very dear to me. The things I feared losing the most. My ex, my home, my health, my dignity, my mind. For two solid years as Pluto squared my 6th house Aries Sun, my new husband and I struggled with my chronic fatigue, near-permanent migraine, severe anxiety, debilitating chemical sensitivity, and hair-trigger temper. True to my 8th house Mars-Saturn conjunction, I hit rock bottom in a spectacular way. I lost everything about myself that I liked. I lost my magic.
What happens after rock bottom?
Something inside me took me by the hand and led me to the answer I needed. I figured out why I was sick and set to changing my diet and carefully choosing supplements and home remedies to support my health. And you know what? I didn’t get it perfect all the time, but I got better!
I won’t go down the rabbit-hole of the details of my recovery from mercury poisoning (the heavy metal, not the planet) here. The important thing is that cleaning it up has freed me of so much of the unconscious psychological noise and aggravation that made my world, my life, and my thinking very small and tight. Every year, I was a little worse. Now that I’m on the road to recovery, every year I am more confident, more settled, and more accepting of myself, my story, and my truth. (Even the ugly parts.)
I have been watching my symptoms ebb and flow with the movement of the planets for about 25 years now.
My first symptom pattern was migraine headaches. My trouble with migraines began just a few years after I started studying astrology. Even early on, I could plainly see the synchronicities between planetary cycles and trends in my own health. When I saw others responding to the same cycles, too, I realized I was on to something.
I have helped hundreds of clients set dates for their surgeries and medical procedures. But at times, this work was reeeeally frustrating because I couldn’t help the way I really wanted to! If you had a chronic illness, I could see trouble and tell you it was coming. But I didn’t have the in-depth knowledge or the clinical skills to help you turn the corner and get better.
That’s why I went back to school in 2015. Now I’m doing something I have wanted to do since I started my career as an astrologer, forever ago– stepping into medical astrology. My personal goal is to use my expertise in astrology to help as many people as possible. It makes me a little nervous because it means sharing more of myself and being more personally involved with you than I have been in the past. But I’m healthier now. I can handle it.
How about you?
Now that you know about me, I’d love to hear about you and what brought you here. I’d be grateful if you’d introduce yourself in the comments below, and tell me your ideal outcome when it comes to learning astrology, and what you’re most looking forward to gaining from it.
Until next time,
Molly Gauthier, CNTP