Reverse Scorpio-Taurus Nodal Return

After a year of blogging I continue to be surprised by how responsive readers are to one of my early posts: 3rd House Astrology: My North Node in Scorpio. While this primarily a blog focusing on my mental health journey, I occasionally use astrology as a tool to provide context for how I make sense ofContinue reading “Reverse Scorpio-Taurus Nodal Return”

A Global Nomad’s Relationship to Home

Although I was born in the United States, I didn’t live here until I was an adult. Tanzania was my first home where my Guyanese mother and Tanzanian-Indian father met and got married. My mother chose to give birth in the US where she had access to advanced medical facilities and the support of extendedContinue reading “A Global Nomad’s Relationship to Home”

Valentine’s Day Astrology

When I started learning about astrology, I was astounded by the way holidays corresponds with astrological seasons. Halloween is during Scorpio season, highlighting the hidden, the scary, the mysterious, the taboo. Thanksgiving is during the optimistic and idealistic energy of Sagittarius season in denial of the darker elements behind the holiday (genocide!). Christmas during CapricornContinue reading “Valentine’s Day Astrology”

Three Nuggets of Wisdom for Dealing with Disappointment

It’s funny that I’ve chosen a career in academia given that rejection and criticism — major triggers for bipolar episodes — comes with the territory. I am precariously privileged that I have access to financial support from my academic institution and grants as I pursue my PhD. I have funding from NYU, but I alsoContinue reading “Three Nuggets of Wisdom for Dealing with Disappointment”

Healing Journey: Staying in my Lane

Given that it is a full moon in Aquarius, I thought a reflective post would be fitting. Full moons can be charged with so much energy, excitement, and anxiety making it difficult to stay grounded, focused on the present, and stay in our lanes. I love Rachel Cargle’s Instagram post “On: Staying In Your Lane”Continue reading “Healing Journey: Staying in my Lane”

3rd House Astrology: My North Node in Scorpio

Astrology is one of the key tools in my mental health arsenal that has provided me language to process my experiences of madness as well as my more subtle daily intuitions and impulses. For instance, moving along my healing journey, I have becoming increasingly aware of how much I gravitate towards the uncomfortable, the unknownContinue reading “3rd House Astrology: My North Node in Scorpio”