‘Therapy Bytes’ Quarterly
~ for the Therapy Savvy + Therapy Curious Reader
In This Issue
- The Unique Transpersonal Perspective that Astrology Can Provide in the Psychotherapy Setting
- New Group Forming: FORCE for Women in Tech
- Astrology Eye
The Unique Transpersonal Perspective that Astrology Can Provide in the Psychotherapy Setting
Before I ever became a psychotherapist, I used to give astrology readings and also taught beginner astrology classes. After becoming licensed I hesitated to include anything about astrology on my psychotherapy website. I had worked so hard for this license and just wasn’t sure if including astrology on my website would undermine my credibility as a psychotherapist. In the end, because my practice is in California, I decided to take the risk. If any place would be open to bringing an astrology component into psychotherapy, it had to be California! So far I’ve been really happy I made this choice.
Often, around a client’s birthday, I’ll offer to do a birth chart and/or transit reading. While some clients have no interest in the astrology piece, more often than not people are curious….
New Group Forming: FORCE for Women in Tech
An opportunity for women in the SF Bay Area to come together and….
- explore challenges female identified people face working in tech
- create community
- find ways to feel more empowered in work and life
This group is led by Sarah Cox, MFT – a SF based consultant and psychotherapist with a background in business. Sarah is dedicated to supporting women to excel in their personal and professional lives, in order to empower them and their communities.
From one of my Go-To-Astrologers Lance at Skywatch Astrology…
Powerful Pluto is on center stage this month. As the Sun, Venus and Mercury will all meet Pluto in the heavens in January. Plus Mars and Jupiter are both in Pluto ruled Scorpio for most of the month. Great healing is possible in the weeks ahead and a great rupture, too—divorces, bankruptcies, mass calamities and major milestones will be in the news and, in some places, a passing of the torch as Pluto rules death and rebirth.
Pluto’s energy helps us focus and to passionately attack our problems. So this is a very good month for all of us to take action on improving our health, relationships and/or finances. Pluto asks us to let go of negative people and situations—this is a fabulous month for a “fresh start” in some area of your life and to create a new positive situation or habit that you can carry into the future.
Most helpful is that Jupiter lines up in a supportive sextile to Pluto on Jan 15, encouraging all of us to look for new opportunities this month—the Future is calling with this pair. And especially for all Scorpio birth signs, planets and the house Scorpio rules in your birth chart. Pluto is Scorpio’s ruler or ambassador.
Uranus, ruler of changes, turns direct in motion on Jan 2 after being Retrograde since Aug 3, 2017. All planets are moving in direct motion from this day on until Jupiter turns Rx on March 9. This is a quite rare window of time finding all planets in direct motion—we will get only one other short period like this at the end of the year. This situation brings us all green lights to move forward with high priority matters.
Target date; Jan 16 when a New Moon in Capricorn conjuncts Pluto in the heavens. This is an extremely powerful New Moon and a very good time to plant seeds and to take the initiative in some way.
JANUARY KISS DAYS: 5, 6+, 8, 9++, 10, 15, 16, 21, 25. Brave Mars meets lucky Jupiter in the heavens on the 6th—it’s an excellent day to adventure and gamble on your self. A big dose of Pluto energy appears on the 9th as the Sun and Venus both meet the planet of transformation in the Skywatch that day—a complication is the Moon Void of Course—be sure to read the daily report at www.skywatchastrology.com.
JANUARY QUACK DAYS: 13, 14, 17, 23. There are no major problems in the Skywatch this month, but these days are the least favorable in January, and days to schedule lightly if possible
Ondina Nandine Hatvany, MFT
Ondina assists traditional, alternative and queer couples with an approach that combines the latest discoveries in neuroscience with powerful and effective developments in couples research. She uses an approach called Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to help her couples get past blame and shame to a place of more understanding, trust and intimacy.
As former Director of the Eating Disorders program at the Community Institute of Psychotherapy Ondina advocates a Health at Every Size (HAES) approach that empowers women to befriend their bodies.
Ondina works with trauma/ abuse survivors using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing,) hypnosis and somatic (body mindfulness) psychotherapy techniques with a high effectiveness rating.
Finally as a somatically trained psychotherapist and former yoga teacher, one of the ways she can assist you to make lasting changes is to foster body mindfulness. She uses somatic psychotherapies such as Hakomi and Somatic Experiencing to facilitate transitions and shifts that last.
Feel Free to call for a free initial phone consultation on Ondina’s confidential office line (415) 381-1065 or e-mail: Ondinah@gmail.com