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Cathy Pagano is a spiritual advisor and Jungian psychotherapist, storyteller, author and teacher.
She is the author of a book on the return of the Goddess, "Wisdom's Daughters: How Women Can Change the World".
Cathy trained at the C. G. Jung Institut-Zurich in dream interpretation, has an M.A. in Counseling Psychology in Feminine Spirituality, and is a certified Life Coach.
As an astrologer and storyteller, she weaves the Cosmic Stories written in the stars. From The Bard's Grove, she writes about emerging archetypal themes in movies and books.
Cathy works with the tools of the imagination - dreams, alchemy, myths, astrology, symbolic language, storytelling, ritual - to awaken the Soul's wisdom.
I believe that Americans are called to a higher consciousness at this point in our history. We are called on to live up to our ideals and create the country our forefathers imagined. Inner consciousness needs to be acted upon for social justice.
Cathy believes that our writers and artists must take up our responsibility to create art that inspires, teaches and heals our humanity.
Cathy writes about political, psychological/spiritual, and cultural issues.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 2, 2020 The Cosmic Story: Lammas & Aquarius Full Moon 2020
We're in the midst of summer now and celebrating Lammas, the Celtic festival of 1st harvest. Coupled with this energizing Full Moon, we get to see what we've harvested from this pandemic. Are we willing to take the steps and change our world or are we waiting for someone else to do it? This year is our opportunity to bring down the old regime if we have the courage to do it. Our protestors are on the front lines.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 19, 2020 The Cosmic Story: 2nd Cancer New Moon, July 20, 2020 The Divine Mother Gives Birth to a New Age
When you have 2 New Moons in the same astrological sign, it switches the lunar rhythm. As we travel through the deconstruction of society because of the pandemic, we get to re-imagine and then re-define who we want to be. Cancer is the sign of the Mother, and we all need to reclaim the positive mothering that allows us to love ourselves with all our imperfections. to be who we want to be -- not what our society wants us to be
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, July 3, 2020 The Cosmic Story: 4th of July Lunar Eclipse -- preparing for the next American Revolution
We're having a partial lunar eclipse on America's birthday -- July 4th. It's time to release the old societal structures that no longer work. If we look at the powerful Pluto cycle as a time keeper, we're in the same energy as the few years before the American Revolution. We are ready to have a new American revolution -- a peaceful one this time.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, April 6, 2020 What Happened to Our Moral Character
I've been looking at our society and wondering where our moral values has gone. And I'm not asking from a Judeo-Christian perspective of morality.
Where are the stories and examples that can teach us and our children to grow up and be responsible?
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 2, 2020 What the World Needs Now is Wisdom
Each day as I look at what's happening around the world due to the coronavirus,I see that the thing we need most is the thing that is lacking. The medical profession has great courage and fortitude, and some leaders are making smart decisions.
What I'm not seeing a whole lot of Wisdom.
As we all retreat to our rooms to self-isolate, instead of wasting all day watching Netflix, why not use this time to look at your life.
SHARE Monday, March 16, 2020 The Cosmic Story: Spring Equinox 2020 & a symbolic interpretation of the Pandemic
This year's Spring Equinox chart, which speaks to the whole year,is a roadmap to how to handle this pandemic.
I've written a symbolic interpretation of the spread of COVID-19 and the astrological signature of the moment.
We can reboot our society if we have the courage to stand up for a new way of life.
Let's look to the revolutionaries of 1776 to be inspired to get out from corporate control and get on with living life.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 7, 2020 The Cosmic Story: January 2020: And So It Begins!
This weekend begins a year-long shift in consciousness. The old patriarchal paradigm is truly on its way out and a new vision of the future is becoming clearer. While Trump and company try to pull us back into the past, the cosmic energies are leading the way to the future. There's going to be a restructuring of our society - whether we like it or not. Let's make it work for us -- not corporations or the moneyed elite.
SHARE Saturday, September 21, 2019 The Cosmic Story: The Wheel of the Year: Mabon -- Autumn Equinox 2019
The Wheel of the Year keeps turning. We've arrived at the balance point of light and dark, both the Fall Equinox in the North and the Spring Equinox in the South. This Equinox chart sets the stamp on this season. It indicates tension and the need to look deeply at what we really believe. And then to act on it.
Are we up to it? I hope so.
SHARE Friday, September 13, 2019 The Cosmic Story: Pisces/Virgo Full Moon, Friday the 13th
Tonight's Friday the 13th Full Moon in Pisces is mystical, magical and practical. It's time to stop talking and start imagining how we want to live in a new way.
Go dance on the beach or lawn as the Full Moon rises, and see what information comes to you.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 1, 2019 The Cosmic Story: The Wheel of the Year: Lammas 2019
With Mercury going direct just as the Leo New Moon perfected, it's time to move ahead with our plans to secure our future needs. This means doing things differently than we're used to. It's not about saving up but about creating something that sustains us. Dump patriarchal thinking -- it's a dead end. Time to use our creative imagination to change things.
(46 comments) SHARE Monday, July 1, 2019 Why Democrats Need to learn the Art of Slogans.
The media is poking fun of Marianne Williamson's response to the debate's last question. But a lot of what she said during the debate was right on. We need to take a bigger view of things. We need to state the story so people are excited about the future. It's the heroes journey for all of us. So how can the democratic contenders beat out Trumps' 'make America great again' slogan?
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 20, 2019 The Cosmic Story: The Wheel of the Year: Summer Solstice, June 21, 2019
With the shifting of the seasons, we have a shifting of the light. (Happy) Summer Solstice is the time of greatest light in the northern hemisphere, but it also signals a time when the light begins to wan and the darkness grows.
This is the time to work on and grow our talents and gifts as well as our food. It is the time to step out into our communities and bring a new vision into our world
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 18, 2019 Libra/Aries Blue Moon & Beltane 2019
Tonight's Libra/Aries Full Moon is the real Blue Moon of the zodiac, when there are two full Moons in one sign. this is the 2nd Libra Full Moon this year. It's all about relationships. Family, strangers, romantic other. It's time we started to learn how to be in relationship with ourselves as well as others. And then there's Beltane! This is the season for fertility and growth.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 31, 2019 The Cosmic Story: The Wheel of the Year: Imbolc -- Fire Festival of Light Returning
After 12 years, I'm changing my newsletters focus. Instead of New & Full Moons I'll be working with the seasonal Gateways of the Wheel of the Year. I'm beginning with Imbolc, Candlemas, Groundhog Day. The fire festival of February 2-4 symbolizes the fact that in the north, the sunlit hours are beginning to grow. The Gateway Guardian Goddess is Brigid, the goddess of healing, poetry and smith craft -- the fires of life!
SHARE Sunday, January 20, 2019 The Cosmic Story: Leo/Aquarius Lunar Eclipse, January 20-21, 2019
This is the last eclipse in this series of Leo/Aquarius eclipses. We opened it with the great American solar eclipse in August, 2017 and now we reach the final lunar eclipse. During this year and a half when the lunar nodes were transiting the Leo/Aquarius axis, we've been learning to express our truth and bring it to the collective. 2019 is the year to get our acts together.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 5, 2018 The Cosmic Story: Sagittarius New Moon 2018
As we descend into the darkest time of year in the northern hemisphere, we long for the light. Sagittarius is all about the cosmic laws that created both the light and the dark. Sag shines its light in each of us. It's time for all of us to step up and do our part in changing the world. That is why we're here. Use this New Moon energy to envision the future you want and we all need.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, November 19, 2018 The Cosmic Story: Gemini/Sagittarius Full Moon 2017
The Full Moon shines on us as we celebrate our American Thanksgiving. This can be a really fun Full Moon, and it wants us to communicate with great skill while Mercury is retrograde. The Heavens tell us that change is coming and we've seen it during this US election. So don't lose faith -- a great Sagittarian value.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, November 5, 2018 The Cosmic Story: Scorpio New Moon, November 7, 2018
This powerful Scorpio New Moon heralds a change in direction. A change of heart and mind. A change of priorities.
We need a different Mind to face the tasks ahead. That higher Mind with higher goals and beliefs. Or perhaps we just need to live those values and beliefs we profess we already have. In any case, we need new ideas, new values, new hope to change the course patriarchy and capitalism have set for us.
SHARE Tuesday, October 23, 2018 The Cosmic Story: Taurus/Scorpio Full Moon 2018
Wednesday's Taurus Full Moon is more powerful then usual. This Full Moon includes Venus retrograde opposite Uranus and a square to the Nodes. A new birth of love. A wild square dance of purpose.
It's time to step up and act from a place of love and concern. The world needs new ideas, new energy and new commitment. This Full Moon can generate that. And it's the last Full Moon before the American elections. Go out and VOTE
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 6, 2018 The Cosmic Story: Libra New Moon 2018
the New Moon in Libra asks us to plant seeds of balance, harmony, equality, fairness and beauty. At this time in our country's history, we have to stand up for our rights and for equality. the patriarchy is fighting back. But guess what? Evolution happens. Venus just went retrograde, down into the underworld. She is bring back her rage and passion. So stay passionate and involved.