The craze for adult colouring books knows no limits.
Many people are joining in, picking up a crayon, staying between the lines to colour beautiful images, pictures and mandalas as recreation.
(BTW this is product of Saturn in Sagittarius – exploration within boundaries.)
There is even a Meetup in Vancouver called Vancouver Colouring. It has over 300 members and is going from strength to strength.
This year I received one of these book from my fabulous sister as a gift. Does she think I need to relax, take it easy and chill? Possibly…
When I attend lectures I often find myself doodling in the margins as the speaker talks and I thought about this for a while and at my workshops and lectures.
When I taught every evening and four classes a week my students would come to class with their binders and stuff their notes from class into them. It occurred to me that they could do with a nice cover page for their binders so I created this page specifically to be colored in.
Each student was able to do their own color combination and it became a component of the classes.
So now I give each astrology class student or workshop attendee one of original astrology themed colouring pages.
I want to share this with you now and offer you a free PDF download of one of my astro art pages.
You don’t have to but it’s there it is if appeals to you.
Below is the drawing that you can download and colour in to your heart’s content. This first one is called Astro Art Cover 1.
Aspiring Astrologer Cover Page
The idea is that you write your name in the space at the bottom and use this as the cover for your astrology binder (or file).
If you are new to astrology you may not see the subtlety of the symbols peppered about this page but they will all be revealed as you learn about this exciting craft of astrology.
If you are an aspiring astrologer then you probably have a few journals, files or binders where you keep all of your exciting astrology notes, class notes, snippets and information.
There is so much to learn. I get it. It can be overwhelming at times. I have created a front cover for you to use for your astrology journal.
All you have to do is download it and colour it in to your heart’s content.
Get your copy of the Aspiring Astrologer Colour-in Cover Page by clicking this link
I’m calling these images and diagrams Astro Art and until I get a better name I’ll stick with that. #astroart
How to Colour in
You can do felt pen, pen and ink, pastels or primaries. It’s up to you.
If you like you can do more than one copy.
Now you can always have something to doodle on when you find yourself in a long lecture.
If you take a class with me you will get this image as well.
When you have completed your Astrology Art cover page please share it with us use the hashtag #starzart and send me a copy and I’ll put it up for the readers to admire.
I can’t wait to see what you can do.
This year I plan to have more images for you to color in and they are coming out soon so get those crayons sharpened.
Making astrology trading cards is a creative way to do arty things and learn some astrology as well.
Anyone who is interested to explore astrology in a fun way will enjoy crafting and trading with their Astrology Trading Cards.
Other ways of getting arty with astrology are through my astrology Wheel of Fortune.
The Inspiration for Astrology Trading Cards
Astrology trading cards are a twist on the famous artists trading card when an artist would do a large painting and then make several tiny copies on these cards to give to prospective buyers, galleries and other artists in an effort to promote their craft.
The cards would be swopped between others. You don’t sell them but you give one and they give you one back.
Over time you will have a vast collection of a variety artist’s work without spending a penny. At the same time you have distributed your hard won work to people who may be interested
Each card is 64mm x 89mm or 2.5″ by 3.5″ which is a standard card size.
At a group meeting each person will be given a blank copy of the trading card template. You can download a PDF copy below.
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The leader, or moderator will offer you a hat, or jar, with pieces of paper containing one word indicating an astrology feature or theme. You take one piece of paper and the word printed on it is your theme for the day.
The pieces of paper will have either one planet, house, sign or aspect as your theme for you to work on. These are the starter words and are used in the groups I guide.
1st House, 2nd House, 3rd House, 4th House, 5th House, 6th House, 7th House, 8th House, 9th House, 10th House, 11th House or 12th House
Conjunction, Sextile, Square, Trine or Opposition
When I have a more advanced gathering or class I can have more advanced themes like; anticia, moiety, contra-parallel or transits.
Astrology Trading Card front and back
What you do
Say you get “Jupiter” as your astrology theme.
You write your own name in the by line on the back.
You will write the word “Jupiter” in the top block on each card on your sheet of six cards. You do this on every trading card on the page so in the end you have six Jupiter named cards with your name as your by line.
This is the fun part.
You draw the glyph and write keywords or draw images of what this theme means for each card. You can make each card the same or each one different. It does not matter how you embellish your cards but what is important is that you make something nice because you will be trading them with the other people at the end.
When you have finished you will have six detailed and coloured Jupiter trading cards.
When you are happy with your designs and have completed the cards you cut them out. You may keep one for yourself if you like otherwise you will trade these cards with the other people who have various themes and will have made different cards.
That day you will go home with six original works of art signed by people you know and they will all be special and unique.
If you meet again the next week you can redo the hat/jar theme pull with the remaining theme prompts and over time you will grow a beautiful Astrology Trading Card collection that spans all the planets, houses, aspects and signs.
That is at least a total of about forty handy dandy astrology trading cards.
Show Us Your Cards
You may decide to make more cards you can buy actual cards in better quality cardstock and thicker thicknesses (available at Michael’s craft store) to make better cards.
As the interest in making these little cards grabs you, you can develop your style and the way you present your astrology through cards.
Every astrologer is different and each one will work with the energy of astrology in their own way.
When you finish a card take a photo and put it on Instagram or other social media with the hashtag #astrologytradingcard and we will love to see your work.
Grow Your Collection
This can be used as a learning resource for beginners and seasoned astrologers as well.
In reality, the artists write their name and the title of the piece they have created on the back. You can get creative here as well. This is also a place to put your website and contact details.
More advanced astrologers who get into Astrology Trading Cards collection will make individual cards to trade with other astrologers.
Follow me on Instagram for more updates or direct message (DM) so we can get started if you are in Vancouver. I am up for a trade as soon as you are.
I believe that all women are creative. Each and every one of us has something to offer and it can be big or small.
I find that if you bring your talents forward and make time for interesting things it establishes a balance in your life between what has to be done and what you like doing. It is the action of creating that makes the process satisfying.
We all have responsibilities such as having to work for someone else, commuting, launching our kids into the world and maintaining a social life and meaningful personal relationship.
Daily you may face a to-do list and if you don’t do them who will? If you tap into your creativity it can mitigate many of the mundane details of life.
As Women Evolve
Many of the women I see in my astrology practice are in the forty- or fifty-something age group.
They have already brought up their children and made a home for their family. At this point in their lives they want something more. They ask me, “Is this all there is?” or words in the same vein.
After the efforts they have put out for years that are now not needed, they have a good look at their life. The kids have gone their partner now may, or may not, measure up and an uneasy feeling of dissatisfaction has crept in.
Other women relish their newfound freedom and seek ways to make the most of the next phase of life. Either way women want a new direction, purpose and meaning for their life.
This is where an astrology consultation can help. Astrology is the study of the influence that the stars and planets have on life on Earth. Thousands of years of analysis have shown that particular traits are inherent in each zodiac sign.
A professional astrologer can cast your unique birth chart and provide you with a life map for your journey.
Your natal chart is original and contains many combinations of planetary energies all flowing at the same time in different directions. It is the skill of the astrologer to sort through the themes shown in your chart and present a clear picture for you.
I look at all the planets including your Sun and Moon signs and find the message in your chart. It is different for each one of you. Some will call it your soul purpose, others your life path.
Whichever words you choose to use your birth chart shows all the potentials, urges and opportunities that you have and that need to be satisfied in this lifetime.
We cannot all be rocket scientists, and indeed it would be a very different world if we were, but every woman owes it to herself to be what they truly want and not have to bow to what society, or your mother-in-law, or anyone else, thinks you should be.
Reading for Mari
I had a client recently a woman we will call Mari. She came to me in mid-life for a reading. I think initially she was simply curious as she had never consulted an astrologer before. We exchanged pleasantries. I offered her tea and we settled down in a comfortable environment for her reading.
She started off by saying, “What can you see?” and I began discussing her chart and spoke of how I interpreted her chart and who I saw her as through reading her chart and the eyes of astrology.
I had never met her before and soon I was chatting about her motivations and how her nativity was suggesting a certain path. She stopped me then, and said, “I wanted to do that when I was a girl, but I had forgotten about it until you mentioned it.”
I asked her, “Do you still want to do it?”
She thought for a moment and said, “Well I did once but that was a long time ago, I’m a different person now, I have responsibilities.”
I shall break from the story here and tell you that this response is common. That what we wanted to do as children or young people has been shelved in favour of a life that is an existence but pays the rent.
Yes, I know providing a roof is important but to my mind having your dream come alive again is a most desirable state of affairs.
Astrology can help you focus on what is truly important in your life and, to be honest, it could simply be continuing down your present path. But for many women it is a way to re-ignite ideas or passions that have been left to wither on the vine.
Let Your Ideas Breathe
Going back to Mari’s situation. I urged her to consider changing what she was doing, not all at once as transformation can be daunting, but that she let the thoughts of following her long lost passion mull in her head for a while and give her ideas space to breathe.
Two months later I met with Mari again and we discussed how things were going for her. She told me she had signed up for a class to refresh her desired activity and would be starting in the New Year.
She also informed me that she has changed her attitude towards herself and her view of what she wanted her life to be.
Although this was still a work in progress the small changes she had made had improved her overall perspective and brightened her outlook.
Home is the most important place. It is where you live with your family or alone. It is a haven from the world and where you share memories with friends and loved ones. It is where you enjoy relaxing times with your pets, and for some it is where you work.
There are three desirable attributes that people seek when choosing a place to live their lives and bring up their family.
People want to live in a town that offers talent, tolerance and technology and find somewhere to settle that suits their needs.
Why People Move
People move from one city to another for many reasons.
Moving for work
People move from one place to another usually for work. They find a better job and go.
They relocate from the country into the town.
Once in the town they may move to the city and then then move to bigger cities which can pay more.
This motivation is changing as technology improves and we seen the upsurgence of the modern day nomad working in the gig economy.
The reasons families emigrate from their home country is typically for economic or political reasons. But it can be for work.
Moving for family
Older family members will also move to be near their children or grandchildren.
One client of mine has three grown up children but she chooses to live near the daughter who has kids of her own, or the grandchildren. This is a huge draw.
Granny (and grandpa) bring their time, energy and financial support to the next generation of the family, People move to the place where their kids and the grandkids live.
Three Things to Look for in Your New City
You may not have much choice on the city you move to. If your spouse is offered a great paying job transfer or takes an offer in a new city you’ll probably have to go.
But if you have a choice then consider things carefully.
A city with talent is shown where there are new emerging companies which attract agile and innovative minds. This will percolate down into the city and suburbs in general.
These places usually have universities of colleges teaching the arts, music and computer coding.
High speed internet is a given and everyone is seemingly engaged in creative pursuits.
A city that encourages talent will have simple leisure activities like places to rent a bike in the city or trails for hiking at weekends to attract a healthy lifestyle.
Discovering tolerance in a city can be as easy as seeing the visible minorities being represented in the diverse faces of the crowds on the streets
There will be full access everywhere and facilities for those with physical disabilities.
Tolerance is shown by a multitude of religious buildings that cater to every faith where everyone can worship in their own way.
There will be acceptance of LGBT creative expression in art, design and entertainment.
As you walk the streets, travel on the busses and trains, and sit in the sidewalk cafes you will hear many languages other than English. Not just one other official language but a selection of languages that you don’t recognise.
Tolerance is shown through contraception being available for those who choose.
Tolerance is about protecting children and minors but allowing adults to make their own lifestyle choices.
Tolerance is about accepting others as they are without forcing your view onto them and they in turn not trying to change you. It is shown as respect for people of the human race without prejudice.
The upswing of computers, cell phones and general technology is a powerful attraction for most western people.
You do want high speed internet with 24/7 availability so you can search the web without censorship.
Places that have strong internet and information technology innovation will be home to many small to medium sized computer businesses. Look for advertised social and community meetings for coders and tech people as an indication of a thriving technology city.
Notice if there are multiple phone companies and internet service providers. Find out if there is intelligence built into new buildings (known as smart buildings) being erected in the city core.
Older residential buildings with no wifi capabilities are a sign of a lack of technology and the expectation of a lack by the people. These places will require extensive modernisation to bring the technology up-to-date.
Your “Immersion Weekend”
Not sure if a city is for you? Visit for your prospective city for a weekend.
This is not a fact-finding mission, you did that before you chose the place online back at home.
This is an “immersion weekend”.
From the moment you arrive look, listen and smell the city. Talk to everyone, the cab driver, the hotel desk clerk and real people who live and work there already. Find out why they stay.
Ask them what they do at the weekends (and not just the standard tourist spots because you know them already from your at home research), but where the locals shop, eat and relax.
If you thinking of moving and need some advice on where is the best place for you to live, or you want some insights into a new city before you make a move, why not think about a personalised relocation astrology report?
You have a birth chart that is set for the place you were born and this is your natal chart and stays with you forever.
But, every time you move from where you were born there is a new chart to be calculated and this is your relocation chart for that place. Every place will have a new chart for you.
Knowing what your location chart says and whether it integrates well with your natal chart (and therefore if you thrive and fare well in that place or not) is the skill of relocation astrology.
In working with relocation charts many factors are taken into account.
Relocation astrology can play into your decisions if you have moved or are thinking of moving across the country or around the world.
Your Relocation Chart
What you do
Contact me in the form below and in the comments section include:
Your email address
Your date of birth (dd/mmm/yyyy)
Your place of birth (Town/city, state, country)
Your time of birth (hh:mm) am/pm
The place you are living in now (Town/city, state, country)
Three possible new places that you want to move to (Town/city, state and country)
After I receive your message I will email you a PayPal invoice or you can send through an e-Transfer.
What you get
Charts calculated for up to three possible new places in which you may want to live.
A short report on how each city will support or detract from the energy of your birth chart and thus your life.
An analysis of the best of three places that you may choose.
What you can expect to change in your life if you live in one of the new places.
Each person will be charged individually. So if you want a report for yourself and your husband that will be two reports and will require two payments.
All relocation astrology reports are prepaid.
Your relocation report will take a few (about three) working days as I cast and analyse them all by myself. This is not a computer generated report. It is written by me at my fair hand.
If I am booked solid with astrology work I will let you know beforehand if you can expect a delay in receiving your report.
If you have any further questions please contact me in the contact form below.
You can learn a lot about your spending habits by looking at your star sign.
Each of the twelve zodiac signs has a different approach to retail therapy. Next time you go shopping with your friends see their spending characteristics at play.
Check out each sign’s buying instincts below and see if you recognize yourself.
Aries rushes in where angels fear to tread, and in their hurry Rams want to be in and out of the shop. They buy with cash and online so as to grab the new stuff and be wearing the latest colors of the season.
This sign likes the challenge of hunting for a bargain and may easily tackle you to the ground at a fire sale.
Taurus takes their time deciding on what to spend their hard earned cash. Bulls prefer to shop in stores, and not online, because they want to touch and feel the goods before buying.
After a day of trawling the shops they are just as likely to bank the money and go home empty handed. Sometimes parting with the cash is the quandary.
Gemini likes buying on eBay and sniping the auction at the end. They order books and magazines, apps, games and puzzles. Twins are the best traders in the zodiac and will happily barter for stuff as the real fun is the actual deal.
You are more likely to see Gemini selling to you, than buying for themselves.
Cancers like to feather their nest and will splurge on home furnishings and tableware. They like pretty cutlery and plates to match the occasion, whether for a barbecue outside or a Sunday lunch.
Every meal is important and this means the props as well. Crabs like home shopping and will spend on friends, family and will remember to take the office a box of chocolates.
Leos buy the best they can afford and that goes for luxury items as well. Lions take pride in their purchases and will enthral anyone who will listen about what they bought to adoring oohs and aahs. They will shop in groups and make sure each person has a little something to take home. Leo’s are generous and may spring for lunch as well.
They will shop in groups and make sure each person has a little something to take home. Leo’s are generous and may spring for lunch as well.
Virgo spends in small increments and can drive the shop girl wild with their bag of small change for a fifty dollar purchase. They like to collect and will slowly attain the things they want.
Virgo likes things in patchwork, marquetry and paisley patterns. Virgins are more likely to go to the stores several times a day than do one big shop all at once.
Libra spends on themselves as much as their partner because there has to be a fiscal balance in their relationship.
Libra men may only buy one big item a year, like a car, but its cost will be equal to what their wife spent over the years. Shopping can be agony for Libra as they are not good at deciding and every transaction choice needs to be called.
Scorpio pays cash so there is no paper trail. They like acquiring things and surround themselves with items that mean something.
Scorpions will to remove price tags and hoard some attractive items of value. They like to buy things that others desire and may become a collector of rare books or surgical instruments.
Sagittarius likes to buy when away from home. They are the ones for whom the souvenir shops were made. Archers seek out things that are difficult to find like a seed pod from a baobab tree or exotic spices from Asia.
This sign arrives home and flings the bags in a corner not even opening them, already planning their next excursion to the mall.
Capricorn invests. When the Sea Goat goes shopping the items they buy have to earn their place. Not for them trivial trinkets.
Capricorn likes quality and will pay whatever it takes to get items perceived as status pieces. Expensive handbags for the women and watches for men. Over the years they can amass a very respectable wardrobe or collection of goodies.
Aquarius like to buy a variety of goods. They love snapping up music and books online and gadgets. They get bored with their stuff and will move on to the next fad as soon as it takes their fancy. Water Bearers have basements full of old things and should invite Scorpio around to rummage through it all.
Water Bearers have basements full of old things and should invite Scorpio around to rummage through it all.
Pisces enjoy art and soft and beautiful things. They are happy to tag along with the other signs on an outing to the shops. Fish like to buy only what is needed and can be frugal to the extent that they will “do without” when they should be buying things. Fish don’t like the crush of the malls and will shop late in the evening to miss the crowds.