Intersection Stories

Intersection Stories

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Waze of Thriving with Amber Cook
Dec 16, 2018 • 68 min
In this episode, I have the joy of speaking to the Founder and CEO of HealingWaze, a holistic and alternative medicine platform that helps you connect to verified practitioners, but also serves to help practitioners grow and thrive in their businesses.…
Clarity Comes from Doing - a conversation with Gina Gomez
Dec 6, 2018 • 61 min
In this conversation with business strategist and crisis management advisor Gina Gomez (https://ginagomez.com/) we cover how important it is for us to enjoy this heroic journey that is being an entrepreneur.We also talk about how at times it’s in not…
Sovereign Visibility with Theresa Pridemore
Nov 30, 2018 • 73 min
In this episode, I have the joy and pleasure of talking with Soul Brand Strategist, Online Business Mentor, creator of The Sovereign Oracle, and the Portland Tarot Theresa Pridemore. We talk about her journey to bringing her gifts into the world and how…
The Mystery of Persephone
Nov 19, 2018 • 68 min
In this solo episode, I dive into exploring the story of Persephone and the cast of characters of this enduring myth. It’s a short review of 2018 as a year of building basecamp and navigating the retrogrades of Mars and Venus. Weaving an exploration of…
Of Witches and Ancestral Heritage - a conversation with Lola Pickett
Nov 2, 2018 • 77 min
In this episode, I have the joy of talking with Lola Pickett - Identity Alchemist and Transformational Coach.In this conversation, recorded just before Halloween, we talk about the word WITCH and its meaning now. We also discuss how in reclaiming our…
The Venus Episode
Oct 8, 2018 • 60 min
In this solo episode, I discuss Venus’ birth story, her sisters the Furies, plus ways in which we can honor Venus in our lives and why that’s important for not just for our lives, but the world.This inspiration for this episode is from my series Moon &…
Choice Point with Elaine Kalantarian
Oct 1, 2018 • 77 min
In this episode, I have the pleasure of talking with fellow astrologer Elaine Kalantarian about our journeys towards livelihood, from odd jobs, to working with astrology and the choice points we have faced on this journey. I have been following her work…
Answering the Call - a conversation with Lindsay Pera
Sep 23, 2018 • 56 min
In this episode, modern mystic, business alchemist and strategist Lindsay Pera and I talk about our life wheel, purpose, meaning and livelihood. What it takes to make the leap and when its wise to do so. We also talked about Sacred Commerce and how all…
WordMagic with Laurel Airica
Sep 7, 2018 • 60 min
It all starts with an idea, and then words. The words we speak can invoke magic and elevate our consciousness. In this conversation with Laurel Airica, a communications consultant and the creator of WordMagic Global, a mind-bending, paradigm-shifting…
What is Intersection Stories all about?
Sep 3, 2018 • 38 min
In this inaugural episode of season 3, Vanessa Couto speaks to the intention behind the name change and shift in focus of her podcast. Intersection Stories is a podcast about the heroic journey of finding your purpose and making a living from it. For more…
Dangerous Women and Other Stories
Aug 15, 2018 • 56 min
In this conversation with astrologer Carol Ferris - www.carolferrisastrology.com - we cover what makes women dangerous, the myth of Lilith and her relevancy in our times, plus other stories and connections around purpose and the birth chart. For more…
Sliding Doors - Eclipses And Retrogrades
Jul 25, 2018 • 38 min
Eclipses and retrogrades invite us to go through different sliding doors and possibilities in our lives. This is a chaotically creative time, where it’s best to use our imagination and wordcrafting to make the best of out of these times. Here’s a like to…
On Groups - A Conversation With Steve Delaney
Jul 16, 2018 • 73 min
In this episode, I talk with Steve Delaney, a psychotherapy and group analyst in the UK on the psychology of groups. We talk about the gifts and challenges of being or running a group. We also cover the astrology of groups. For more on Steve’s work,…
The Madwoman In The Attic - Cancer New Moon
Jul 9, 2018 • 39 min
When Sun and Moon meet in Cancer we are beckoned to journey through the emotional landscape around mothering, belonging and nurturing. Add Pluto to the mix and our journey takes a turn towards uncovering what has been hidden in the attic of our psyche -…
On Birthing a Spirit-led Business - a conversation with Laura Rowe
Jul 4, 2018 • 65 min
In this episode, Laura Rowe (The Vital Spirit) discuss the gifts and challenges of birthing a business that is anything but ‘business as usual.’ It’s a wide-ranging conversation covering the juxtaposition of purpose, spirituality, livelihood and the…
Cruel Summer - Navigating Mars Retrograde
Jun 25, 2018 • 46 min
This Summer will be marked by Mars retrograde dance, and we are called to review how we go after we desire. It’s about reviewing our processes and how we navigate the ideological wars that influence the times we live. One way to navigate this is through…
What’s Love Got To Do With It? - A conversation with Sarah Love
Jun 19, 2018 • 88 min
As the Solstice arrives to remind us of the power of the Sun as a creative force, I have the pleasure of having a conversation with artist Sarah Love. We talked about the creation of her calendar and her latest co-creation of the Mystics Oracle Deck. We…
The Cosmic Tango of Change - Uranus in Taurus
May 14, 2018 • 52 min
When a planet shifts signs, especially when it will be spending many years in one sign, we are about to watch a new story unfold, in this case, it’s a story of resistance, change, and transformation that will have long-term repercussions. In today’s…
On Heroes - New Moon Aries
Apr 13, 2018 • 51 min
In today’s episode, we explore the archetypal figure of the hero as it relates to Aries. We talk about the tempering of Mars, our Inner Hero and how we can explore these themes in our own lives and in the collective. For more, visit www.vanessacouto.com
On Purpose - a conversation with Laura Rowe
Apr 6, 2018 • 53 min
In this conversation with Laura Rowe, a spiritual teacher, and healer, we discuss the heroic journey of finding our purpose and weaving it into our livelihood through birthing a business. For more go to www.vanessacouto.com and visit Laura’s website…
Ceres Gets A Promotion - A Conversation With Faye Blake
Mar 26, 2018 • 60 min
In this conversation with astrologer Faye Blake, we explore through our archetypal and astrological lens the lessons and gifts that Ceres is giving us. From agriculture, ecology and the rise of older women speaking out their truth, Ceres has much to teach…
The Gift of Purpose in our Wounds - Pisces New Moon
Mar 16, 2018 • 40 min
‘To sleep, perchance to dream’ - This Pisces New Moon offers us an opportunity to ask for healing dreams, but also to approach our life’s wounds and issues from a perspective of empowerment, because they are actually clues to our purpose and meaning in…
Coming of Age with Saturn - A conversation with Sarrah Christensen
Feb 26, 2018 • 65 min
Today’s episode is about Saturn’s role as a threshold guardian into adulthood. In a rich conversation with fellow astrologer Sarrah Christensen we discuss Saturn in Capricorn and how coming of age under this tutelage is not for the faint of heart. For her…
Everyone wants to save the world - New Moon in Aquarius
Feb 10, 2018 • 49 min
As we journey through the liminal space of Eclipse Season we are invited to release some old ideas (and ideals) that will no longer serve us on the journey. In this episode we explore the polarity of Leo and Aquarius, creativity and the shadow dance of…
Tasting the Timeless - A Conversation with Adam Sommer
Jan 23, 2018 • 58 min
This episode is a rich conversation with astrologer Adam Sommer about a myriad of topics: flow states, mythic imagination, liminality and how do we surf the creative wave? Visit his website:http://www.holestoheavens.com/For more on my Sovereignty course:…
Sovereignty and Liminality - New Moon Capricorn
Jan 15, 2018 • 32 min
In today’s episode, we explore the meaning of liminality and the link between Capricorn and sovereignty. We also explore the true meaning of ‘hag’, and how it is linked to Capricorn. www.vanessacouto.com
The Elegance of Mastery - Saturn comes home to Capricorn
Dec 20, 2017 • 50 min
Saturn’s arrival in Capricorn, its home turf sets the tone for the next three years, both individually and collective. It’s a time for mastery, due diligence, focus, priority and to embrace Saturn as our master teacher. There’s elegance in Saturn’s way of…
The Power of Grief to Lead Us Towards Joy
Nov 16, 2017 • 51 min
“Grief is itself a medicine.” - John Cowper. During the ‘season of Scorpio’ and its new moon, we are invited to journey through the hidden corners of our soul in preparation for the new life we want to envision. As we journey through the realm of Scorpio,…
Lady Sovereignty beckons all of us via #metoo
Oct 18, 2017 • 49 min
In this episode on the Libra New Moon, I explore the Grail Quest story of Lady Kundry as one of the representations of Lady Sovereignty. I also explore the connection between the Goddess of the Land, Libra’s lessons in justice and relationship, with the…
On being an empath with Laura Rowe
Oct 11, 2017 • 70 min
You are supposed to be different, not to assimilate to society as it is. This is the core take-away from my interview with Laura Rowe, teacher, healer and mentor for empaths. In this conversation we cover a slew of topics around being empath in our…
Love as the Catalyst for Action
Oct 4, 2017 • 56 min
The planetary archetypes and their dance serve as developmental reminders of our own transformative journey. The union of the principles of Yang/Mars and Yin/Venus on this Full Moon in Aries illuminate this question in our own lives: “Where is love in…
Intersection Interview on the Alchemy of Visibility with Paulette Rees-Denis
Sep 25, 2017 • 53 min
In this month’s Intersection Interview, I talk to Transformational Life Coach and Movement Motivator Paulette Rees-Denis (www.paulettereesdenis.com) on the Alchemy of Visibility in business and in life. For more go to www.vanessacouto.com
Tending to our Inner Well Against the Wasteland - Virgo New Moon
Sep 18, 2017 • 52 min
This New Moon in Virgo teaches us to tend to our own inner wells, our containers that receive spirit, imaginative inklings and that will ultimately help us move away from the Wasteland. For more, go to www.vanessacouto.com
Guiding Dreams - Pisces Full Moon
Sep 4, 2017 • 41 min
Dreams and journeying have been our guides for eons. This Full Moon in Pisces is yet another invitation for us to ask for guidance through our dreams. Also explored in this episode is what we can learn from Virgo’s discerning gifts. The story explored to…
Intersection Interview Series with Annemiek Van Helsdingen
Aug 31, 2017 • 52 min
In this inaugural Intersection Interview Series, we talk to Annemiek van Helsdingen, the founder of the Academy of Soul-Based Coaching and the Temple of Soulful Life. She teaches her students to Hold Space and make profound personal change possible for…
The Edge of the World & Here Be Dragons - Leo Solar Eclipse
Aug 16, 2017 • 44 min
Collectively we are navigating interesting times where we are being called to examine our own shadows. In this podcast episode, I explore the symbolism of the Solar Eclipse in Leo, heralded as the Great American Eclipse, as a collective opportunity for us…
Nourishing Solitude to Navigate the Great Fire
Aug 5, 2017 • 32 min
August is a month of the Great Bonfire of Vanities - a time for us to ‘burn’ what no longer serves us, while making room for the new. In this podcast, we talk about the Full Moon in Aquarius as a time for us to reset our internal equalizer, so that we are…
Bonfire Of Vanities - New Moon In Leo
Jul 22, 2017 • 31 min
Welcome to the Leo Season, and this fiery new moon kicking off the eclipse season too. With Leo we are called to our own bonfire of all that is empty of true and heartfelt value to us. This season we are reminded to be more fully who we, while avoiding…
Grief as a path to Joy - Interview with Donna Helete
Jul 19, 2017 • 48 min
In this special podcast episode, I interview Donna Helete, a regenerative grief coach. Donna’s work teaches us that grief is a path to joy. In this episode we talk about the different types of grief, and what we can do to help ourselves and others when…
Spinning and weaving with the Fates
Jul 7, 2017 • 42 min
In this episode, we explore the juxtaposition of weaving, spinning and the question of fate. We also explore the symbology of weaving/spinning as a lunar activity. The bigger question of this Full Moon in Capricorn is how do we weave our intentions with…
The Alchemy of Grief
Jun 23, 2017 • 52 min
As we celebrate the Solstice and our annual New Moon in Cancer, we are called to reflect on the place of ‘saudade’, and of grief as the trickster that guides us towards embracing a life fully lived. In this episode we talk about the 5 types of grief, and…
Truth as the arrow - Full Moon in Sagittarius
Jun 7, 2017 • 52 min
In this episode we explore the concept of Truth through the lens of two tales: Emperor’s New Clothes and Fatima the Spinner. Two powerful lens around truth, the glamour of lies, and life as our ultimate big picture guru. For more information on my art and…
Alchemy Of Envy - Interview With Lindsay Pera
Jun 1, 2017 • 41 min
In this episode, I interview Lindsay Pera, Intuitive Strategist and Founder of the Mystics Society on the Alchemy of Envy. This interview was inspired from my previous podcast episode where I talked about Snow White and the issue of Envy in our lives.…
Of Doppelgangers, Inner Twin and Shadow on this New Moon
May 24, 2017 • 44 min
In this episode we explore the story of Castor and Pollux, and Gilgamesh and Enkidu to illustrate the gift of Gemini. We also dive into exploring how first we need to build a bridge with our own Inner Other. www.vanessacouto.com
The Alchemy of Envy - Snow White and the Full Moon in Scorpio
May 9, 2017 • 53 min
Full Moons are about reflection. In this episode we explore the Alchemy of Envy in the Taurus/Scorpio lunation through the lens of Snow White. Visit www.vanessacouto.com for more information. PROMO for this episode - 25% of all services during the month…
Cinderella and the self-care wisdom of the Moon in Taurus
Apr 25, 2017 • 45 min
Self-care is tending to the ‘unspokens’. The Moon has much to teach us about how we can self-care, attend to our own selves. In this episode we explore the relationship of the Moon, Self-Care and also what we can learn from the Grimm’s version of…
Beauty, Love and the Divine enter through the Wound
Apr 11, 2017 • 42 min
In this episode we talk about relationships and the heroine’s journey towards love. We also explore how our inner work with dreams and fantasies help us create and call into our lives better intimate relationships. For more information on how astrology…
What do women want?
Mar 26, 2017 • 57 min
In exploring the New Moon in Aries, the union of Venus and Sun, and Venus Retrograde we dive into the age old question of “What do women want?”. Weaving the stories of two very different heroines, we explore how we can best make use of the lessons around…
The Spider, the Butterfly and Hestia got around the hearth
Mar 11, 2017 • 35 min
This episode is about the energetic dance of Virgo and Pisces, and how by tending to our own inner hearth, or in other words getting acquainted with our own inner Hestia, we are able to strengthen ourselves in the midst of this choppy collective sea. We…
The Craft of Grief in this Solar Eclipse in Pisces
Feb 25, 2017 • 37 min
Eclipses are thresholds to help us see beyond our veiled perception of our own lives. In this podcast we talk about the gift and shadow of Pisces/Neptune in our culture, and how the way through is inwards. Sign up for my newsletter at www.vanessacouto.com
Inner work is also political
Feb 9, 2017 • 41 min
In times like this more than ever our inner work has collective repercussions, even if only to help us feel steady, sane and stable in the midst of crisis and liminal states. www.vanessacouto.com
On Fathers and Creatives as channels for change
Jan 15, 2017 • 48 min
In this episode we call out to the creatives and artists in our midst to help us navigate the big collective changes. We also start an exploration of the Father Archetype as experienced through these planetary giants: Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. Also my…
Creating the container for our New Year - New Moon in Capricorn
Dec 26, 2016 • 47 min
On this last New Moon of 2016, we have the opportunity to create the container for our dreams and visions for 2017. This powerful New Moon brings a great opportunity to harness not just our visions for 2017, but also to tend to our own inner fire, for…
Stirring the Soul during this Mercurial Year-End
Dec 12, 2016 • 43 min
We are living in a twilight time between the dog and the wolf. But it’s this twilight time, this crack between the worlds that allows us to re-imagine, re-envision and re-member new ways of being in our lives and in the world. In this episode, I talk…
Of mirrors, reflections and journeys
Nov 27, 2016 • 45 min
The topic in this episode is the New Moon in Sagittarius and how it illuminates the times we are living in now. It’s about our initiatory journey into a brave new world, and how doing our inner work also has societal repercussions. Also find out more…
Your inner gifts are to be shared, don’t let them perish.
Nov 8, 2016 • 83 min
In this two-parter episode, we cover the gift behind this Full Moon in Taurus, and then we share our interview with Els De Schaepmeester a Faster EFT Practitioner from Belgium. This Full Moon calls us to review our own relationship with the gifts we have…
Meeting Our Inner Persephone - From Maiden to Queen
Oct 29, 2016 • 40 min
The upcoming New Moon in Scorpio is an invitation for us to connect with our own Inner Persephone. Weaving astrological wisdom and a retelling of the myth of the Abduction of Persephone to explore the deeper themes of the month of November. For more…
The Marriage Of Mars And Pluto
Oct 19, 2016 • 29 min
In today’s episode the focus in on the union of Mars and Pluto in Capricorn and the healing work that it invites us to undergo. Traditionally this is a union of great archetypes related to war, violence, but also wealth, deep transformative healing work…
Navigating electrifying emotions and unexpected changes
Oct 12, 2016 • 35 min
This has been the year of Mars, and this Full Moon in Aries is a culmination of how we navigate unexpected changes in our lives and how anger helps us towards making changes in our lives. Are you ready to journey through your birth chart and learn what it…
The Right Action in Relationships - New Moon in Libra
Sep 26, 2016 • 28 min
Are we stuck in our old relationship stories? This New Moon in Libra is a doorway, an opportunity, for us to review our old stories from a wider perspective. We have the power to rewrite our story and reengage in the dialogue, starting by examining our…
By Jove! Jupiter in Libra - expansion and opportunities via relationships
Sep 10, 2016 • 70 min
In honor of Jupiter’s entry into Libra, this is an extended - and expansive - episode. In the first half we dive deeper into the meaning of Jupiter and Libra, while also covering Mercury’s union with Sun, and the Full Moon in Pisces. The second half, it’s…
The Gift of Mercury and Virgo New Moon-Solar Eclipse
Aug 27, 2016 • 40 min
In this episode we focus on Mercury’s Gift to us, and how we can use his Retrograde season as reboot time for our minds and our lives. It’s time to concentrate on the necessities of life and clean up house - both inner and outer. For more information and…
Choices at the crossroads - Week of August 22-28
Aug 21, 2016 • 13 min
If there were a theme for this week’s astrological weather, it would be Queen’s ‘Under Pressure’. This week we explore the choices we face at the crossroads of Mars and Saturn’s dance. For more information on how astrological wisdom can illuminate your…
Liminal Forecast - Full Moon Aquarius
Aug 14, 2016 • 19 min
Liminal Forecast for the Aquarius Full Moon of August 18th. Themes explored in this week’s episode: radiating our authentic selves to help others, the nobility of failure and emotional clutter as an obstacle to fruitful change. For more information on how…
Liminal Forecast - August 8 - 14
Aug 7, 2016 • 23 min
In this week’s Liminal Forecast (August 8-14) we talk about the importance of the container for our visions. We also cover some of the relevant themes about Saturn, Neptune and Venus related to how we can best bring into the world our dreams and visions.…