Michael J. Morris joins Kirah on this special episode all about the Asteroids. They enjoy a deep conversation on Asteroids: Ceres, Pallas, Juno & Vesta. Michael & Kirah break down the discovery, mythology and role that these four Asteroids play in the chart and how they might show up.
22:50 What are asteroids?
40:08 Four Major Asteroids
47:48 Find Asteroids on Astro.com
02:02:24 Minor Asteroids
Learn more about Kirah and Michael bellow.
Michael J. Morris is a consulting astrologer and tarot reader, artist, writer, teacher, facilitator, and witch committed to personal and collective healing and liberation. They began their consulting practice Co Witchcraft Offerings in 2019. Michael holds a PhD in Dance Studies and brings decades of experience in dance, yoga, reiki, and other somatic practices to their work. They are a queer feminist, and their practices are inspired and informed by years of study and teaching in feminism, queer studies, gender and sexuality studies, environmental studies, and other branches of critical theory. Michael was a speaker at the Queer Astrology Conference 2020 and the 2020 Fresh Voices in Astrology Summit. They reside in Columbus, Ohio—the ancestral and contemporary territory of the Shawnee, Potawatomi, Delaware, Miami, Peoria, Seneca, Wyandotte, Ojibwe, and Cherokee peoples.
This is an hour-long movement ritual practice called Witchdancing, with time for conversation and sharing afterward. This practice asks: what if a dance is also a spell with which we conjure our bodies and the worlds in which they live? In Witchdancing, we move through a continuous series of images, qualities, and states, engaging in a metamorphosis of the body. The movement is improvisational and requires no previous dance experience.
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As a participant in reparative justice, this event is free to all Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.
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Michael is giving a webinar entitled “Astrology as an Artistic Practice: As It Is Made, So It Makes” Inner Sense Healing Arts as part of the Chicago Astrology Speaker Series at 3pm eastern on Sunday, May 16.
Michael is giving a talk on the asteroids as part of the monthly Fresh Voices webinar series on July 3, where they will go deeper into some of what we discuss on the podcast and share more chart examples and stories for how they have seen the asteroids functioning in practice.
Kirah Tabourn is an astrologer, author, and educator passionate about increasing intersectionality and accessibility within the astrology community. She is the founder of NFLUX, an astrology & culture magazine that centers and celebrates POC & queer folks in spirituality, art, and activism. She hosts a virtual community called The Eleventh House for students and lovers of astrology to connect and launched her first course, The Strology Fundamentals. Kirah is also the Director of Fresh Voices in Astrology, a platform that spotlights emerging astrologers in the field. She will be speaking at NORWAC 2021, and her first book, Zodiac Signs: Pisces was released in February 2020.