Donna Philosophica's Blog

Ancient Psyche-therapies for Modern Minds

(Written for Kepler College Blog, March 2015) If you believe psychology is a merely a modern invention of a narcissistic age, you haven’t been paying attention. While the “scientific” study of psychology in a laboratory may be a relatively modern notion, (re)invented by researchers in
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Upcoming Webinars & Workshops

Astrology for Beginners

3 Wednesday nights, September 16, 23, 30, 6-9 pm, $99 Astrology goes far deeper than “what’s your sign?” – it’s an ancient art which can help you discover your inner strengths and your soul’s calling. We’ll briefly explore the history of as
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Tarot for Beginners

2 Wednesday nights, October 28 – November 4, 6:30-9 pm, $45 Take an expedition into the world of Tarot. In this class we’ll follow the Fool on his journey through the Major and Minor Arcana and reflect on how Tarot images manifest in
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Reading Tea Leaves for Beginners

Saturday, October 10, 1-4 pm, $39 Have you ever wanted to amaze your friends by reading their fortunes in a cup of tea? Tea leaf reading, or tasseography, is the art of interpreting the symbols created by tea leaves (or coffee grounds) left
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Palmistry for Beginners

Saturday, August 8, 1-5 pm, $39 Do you hold the keys to your fate in the palm of your hands? Palmistry is the study of what your hands reveal about who you are and what you want from your life. In this class, we’ll briefly explore the histo
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Cosmic Cadence Forecast

Footloose, 2001

Celestial Shindig: Astrology for October 2015

Can you feel the shift in the cosmic vibe? It’s time to grab your partner and get out on the dance floor. Mercury and Venus are eyeing each other across the room. Venus may feel a little shy as she enters Virgo on Oct. 8, inhibited by a dour look from melancholy Saturn. But just
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Planetary Angels

Gabriel, Archangel of the Moon

The Archangel Gabriel may be best known in the Western world as the angel of the annunciation, the one who brought the news to the Virgin Mary that she was to bear the Christ Child. As an Angel of messages associated with motherhood, childbirth, and the Virgin Mary, it is no surprise
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5 Ways Astrology Makes Your Life Better

ways astrology makes your life better

1. Know Thyself

Ancient wisdom teaches that the moment of your birth is imprinted with your soul’s code. It is a map of your character strengths and talents that you need to express to live a happy and fulfilled life. An astrology chart is the ancient’s version of positive psychology used to help you find and follow your own bliss.
how astrology makes life better

2. Cultivate Serenity

Sometimes difficulty feels never ending. Astrology can validate your experience, as well as tell you when there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. The ancient Stoics used astrology as a Serenity prayer — to accept the things you can’t change, courage to change what you can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
how astrology makes life better

3. Tell Your Story

Astrology is a tool for narrating your own story. Archetypal characters and plots move through our lives at different times. Understanding this “language of the soul” can help you find the words to tell your own story in a profoundly meaningful way. This personal storytelling is a key factor in living a deeply fulfilling life.
how astrology makes life better

4. Experience Flow

Nature is made of cycles of growth and release. Astrology illuminates these cycles at all levels of your life. Working in harmony with these natural rhythms, you can choose the best times for action or inaction to achieve greater success in all your endeavors. Astrology helps you experience this cosmic Flow.


  • Donna stretches her projections beyond the borders of time and space. She takes what they call in the tribe an “eagle’s eye view” and such vision is tremendously powerful. It is because of the extensive scope you can benefit no matter who you are or where you might be on the planet.
    Eileen 'ike' West, Author & EcoFeminist
  • Donna's sessions have been very enlightening. They have helped me to understand why I am the way I am, instead of asking myself ‘What is wrong with me?’ The annual forecasts have especially helped me to get through difficult times. Her advice to take my feelings of fear, anger and frustration and turn them into courage was immeasurably helpful.
    S.J., Entrepreneur
  • A reading with Donna helped to validate what I was feeling in my life. I felt less crazy. Listening to the recording later on was also very useful – there was so much information in the sessions.
    J.W., Acupuncturist
  • Her reading was very confirming for me. I also learned a great deal that really helped with the process of trying to see myself more holistically through astrology. So cool! And I feel more confident about understanding my purpose or special contribution (potential) to the universe in this life. This is something that is becoming very important to me now and I feel that I have a much better idea of how I can consciously flow with the unfolding of it all.
    L.C., Marketing Consultant
  • Donna Philosophica is both wise and intelligent… in a feminine, nurturing and compassionate sense. And totally spellbinding, from the short homilies to the wonderful Astrology and the Alchemical Myth essay. Donna Woodwell's website definitely needs to be on your itinerary.
    Richard Nolle, Astrologer
  • I've found my sessions to be very useful. They have given me better insight to the things going on in my life. And I love going back and listening to the readings again. When I listen to one of my forecasts from the previous year, I am amazed by how accurate it has been.
    J.G., Healer & Musician
  • When we meditated on the planets and elements, I could ‘experience’ their energies and this helped me to remember the information taught later on. I liked the mix of both meditations and information; it made astrology more accessible and meaningful to me.
    J.S., Software Designer

Emmy-winning journalist and former CNN host Art Harris interviews astrologers Donna Woodwell and Lesley Francis about astrology’s practical value in for every day living.

Follow Your Bliss

Life is complicated enough. Why not work with the flow of cosmic energy to make the most of your time and talents? Astrology can help you become a wise gardener of your own Soul. Find out for yourself.