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LIVE ON CROWDCAST: Sarah Faith Gottesdiener, “THE MOON BOOK” w/ Pam Grossman

Posted in skylight books, los angeles, book stores, books, Tarot, occult, astrology, live on crowdcast by skylightbooks on January 25th, 2021
We all know the moon. We all have a relationship with it. The earliest people obeyed her orbit, timed their months and holidays and celebrations and agriculture to the moon; the echoes of that system are still visible today, though the connection to the moon is often forgotten.

Sarah Faith Gottesdiener is the leader of a movement to remind us of that lineage, guiding our rhythms and our sleep, our energy and our emotions, reminding us of our humanity and our magic. In her self-published Many Moons Workbooks and Lunar Journals, as well as her sold-out classes, she has guided over 60,000 folks to a deeper relationship with the moon, and through it, with themselves.

The Moon Book will be an informative and comprehensive guide to lunar living, incorporating radical, self-empowering, and magical tools and resources for the beginner and experienced lunar-follower alike. Depending on where we are in our lives, depending on what we are feeling or what is happening around us, the moon allows us a space to invite ritual into our daily lives. The Moon Book will provide a framework on how to utilize the entire lunar cycle holistically, while offering ways for the reader to develop a personal relationship with their own cycles—energetic, personal, and emotional—through the lens of the moon’s phases.

 
Gottesdiener is in conversation with Pam Grossman, a writer, curator, and teacher of magical practice and history.
 
This episode was recorded on Monday, December 14 during a live Crowdcast event hosted by Skylight Books. Visit us at www.crowdcast.io/skylightbooks to RSVP for future events.
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Produced by Maddie Gobbo & Michael Kowaleski

Theme: "I Love All My Friends," an unreleased demo by Fragile Gang.

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Chani Nicholas, “YOU WERE BORN FOR THIS” w/ Jen Richards

Posted in skylight books, los angeles, book stores, books, astrology by skylightbooks on March 9th, 2020

Your weekly horoscope is merely one crumb of astrology's cake. In her first book You Were Born For ThisChani Nicholas shows how your birth chart--a snapshot of the sky at the moment you took your first breath--reveals your unique talents, challenges, and opportunities. Fortified with this knowledge, you can live out the life you were born to. Marrying the historic traditions of astrology with a modern approach, You Were Born for This explains the key components of your birth chart in an easy to use, choose your own adventure style. With journal prompts, reflection questions, and affirmations personal to your astrological makeup, this book guides you along the path your chart has laid out for you.

Nicholas is in conversation with transgender activist, writer, actress, and producer Jen Richards.




Alex Dimitrov, “ASTRO POETS” w/ Melissa Broder

Posted in skylight books, book stores, books, fiction, astrology by skylightbooks on November 12th, 2019

Critically-acclaimed poets Alex Dimitrov (Sagittarius) and Dorothea Lasky (Aries) met at a party nearly a decade ago. There a lengthy conversation about their mutual love for astrology first planted the seed that would become @poetastrologers, a Twitter account they started for their own amusement.  The Twitter went viral and now has almost 500,000 followers. These online phenoms now bring us the first great astrology primer of the 21st century, Astro Poets: Your Guides to the Zodiac.

With humor and insight, the Astro Poets are here to share astrology with everyone from the uninitiated to the firm believers, to help you see what's written in the stars and use it to navigate your friendships, your career, and your very complicated love life. The book opens with a general primer on astrology— which explains everything from what a rising sign actually is, to where each sign falls along the karmic wheel.  The rest of the book is devoted to each sign in turn and mixes classic components from the Linda Goodman playbook (“Pisces as a Lover”) with some fresher takes (“Texting with an Aquarius”). The references are equal parts high (Emily Dickinson) and low (Drake).  

If you’ve ever wondered why your Gemini friend won't let you get a word in edge-wise at drinks, you've come to the right place. When will that Scorpio texting “u up?” at 2AM finally take the next step in your relationship? (Hint: they won’t.) What makes Andy Warhol a textbook Leo, or Beyoncé the ultimate example of a Virgo? Start with the chapter on your own sun sign, then move on to the signs of your partner, your children, your co-workers, your mortal enemy. You’ll walk away understanding them, and yourself, a little better.

Dimitrov will be in conversation with Melissa Broder author of the essay collection So Sad Today and four poetry collections.




Helen Shewolfe Tseng & Beatrix Gravesguard, “THE ASTROLOGICAL GRIMOIRE” w/ Yumi Sakugawa

Posted in skylight books, book stores, books, astrology by skylightbooks on November 10th, 2019

The Astrological Grimoire is an illustrated interactive guide and workbook that uses the astrological calendar as a framework for considering introspection and self-discovery, creative practices, connecting with your intuition, and more.

Join Helen Shewolfe Tseng and Beatrix Gravesguard in conversation with the interdisciplinary artist and author Yumi Sakugawa for an evening of exploration and discussion on intuition, rituals, creativity, astrology, writing, and more. Yumi will offer a brief guided meditation to start off the event. 





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