Hi, I’m Gwen Yi, and I’m a witch.
Specifically, I’m an astrologer, which is pretty much the same thing.
But I don’t cast spells. I don’t brew cauldrons. I don’t read tea leaves, or tell your fortune, or dance under the moonlight (ok, well, maybe a lil' bit of the latter ;).
What I do do, is look up at the stars.
Specifically, your stars. In the form of your natal chart. 💫
Your natal chart is your life’s blueprint, user manual, optimization guide, and soul purpose, all wrapped up in one.
When you were born, all the stars and planets were aligned above your head in a specific way. The way they were placed, and the relationships they have with each other, ultimately shape the person you become.
This is a visual of what a natal chart can look like:
And this is what astrologers are trained to turn it into:
Astrology has always been a secret interest of mine, ever since I was a teenager, but it came back with full force into my life at a time where it was all falling apart. 1/2 of my team had just quit Tribeless, I’d become estranged from my little sister, and I was an emotional wreck.
I couldn’t believe shit like this was still happening to me, even after so many years of healing and therapy and shadow work.
Thank goodness for The Isolation Journals’s 100 day creative challenge, which I’d pledged my commitment to before all this chaos unfolded. I gave myself over to my creative impulses, creating one tiny beautiful thing a day. It was the best decision I’d ever made. It cracked me wide open, it taught me commitment, but most importantly . . .
It brought me back to Astrology.
By some strange twist of Fate, I stumbled across Debra Silverman’s 10-day free immersion. I watched the replays every single day. I cried each time, dripping salty tears into my breakfast. My soul was moved in a way that it hadn’t been in a long time . . . maybe had never been.
I found myself at midnight one night, forking over $2,500 to sign up for both Level 1 & 2 of her Applied Astrology school. My heart was beating erratically in my chest. I was going to be an astrologer.
Finally, after months of confusion and sadness . . . I felt like my life had just begun.
Applied Astrology was equal parts frustrating and enlightening:
Frustrating, because my Aquarian mind (ha! look at me, throwing astro terms around so carelessly) moved faster than the curriculum would go;
Enlightening, because I found, for the first time in my life, that this was something that came naturally to me.
The math. The symbols. The interpretations. I didn’t have to try.
This was largely, in fact, because of the past experience I’d built up with Tribeless.
There was an entire module dedicated to holding space and active listening at the end of Level 2 that I breezed past, because that had been my bread & butter for 6 years.
Running a solo biz – managing my own hours, my productivity, setting up systems and schedules – was easy, because I'd spent my entire 20's learning how to work independently.
And most delightfully, Instagram – my main source of 'marketing' – was FUN and exciting, because I’d built up my creative muscles over those 100 days.
So there you have it. The perfect concoction of skills, serendipity, and passion.
The only thing missing was community. You.
Yes, I am grateful to have a wonderful coven of witches around the world (thank you, Ocean!) whom I can call home. And a burgeoning community on IG whom I can be my true, crazy, wordy, overly emotional self with.
But I've been wanting more.
My ultimate dream is to make Astrology tangible, practical and useful for everyone. Not just the witches and the astro-curious. Everyone.
Each day, I see people going through a hard time . . . having their lives fall apart . . . feeling lost, directionless, without a purpose . . . and I feel like shaking their shoulders and saying, “Look up!”.
The answers, more often than not, lie in the stars.
Specifically, your stars.
I hope you’ll let me read them for you one day. ★
with love & stardust,
— The Asian Astrologer
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