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Encouraging you through Astrology and Human Design by Vaness Henry
 

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Explore my favourite tools to support self-discovery
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my favourite books

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2019 Moon Calendar by Vaness Henry  An annual lunar guide, my 2019 Moon Calendar plots out all the cosmic shifts happening in the sky for each month. I offer brief insight into how each shift will collectively affect us. This tool also helps you pre-plan for upcoming cosmic events.

2019 Moon Calendar
by Vaness Henry

An annual lunar guide, my 2019 Moon Calendar plots out all the cosmic shifts happening in the sky for each month. I offer brief insight into how each shift will collectively affect us. This tool also helps you pre-plan for upcoming cosmic events.

This book opened me to the idea of Soul Levels and Soul Types. I’m a Thinker Type! Discovering this about myself was the first time I sincerely and consciously gave myself permission to just be who I am.

This book opened me to the idea of Soul Levels and Soul Types. I’m a Thinker Type! Discovering this about myself was the first time I sincerely and consciously gave myself permission to just be who I am.

This is a great reference book to understand astrological terminology and how the signs work together. It’s a great resource for beginner to intermediate astrology lovers.

This is a great reference book to understand astrological terminology and how the signs work together. It’s a great resource for beginner to intermediate astrology lovers.

This is another great astrology guide for beginners.

This is another great astrology guide for beginners.

I believe all astrology signs can be compatible when we commit to understanding each other. This book helped me grasp sextile, conjunct and other significant zodiac relationships.

I believe all astrology signs can be compatible when we commit to understanding each other. This book helped me grasp sextile, conjunct and other significant zodiac relationships.

 
This book helped me demystify the misguided lesson of fearing Mercury Retrograde. It also taught me how to deeply respect Mercury’s true message.

This book helped me demystify the misguided lesson of fearing Mercury Retrograde. It also taught me how to deeply respect Mercury’s true message.

The life-changing one-liners in the book alone make it worth the read. This book helps us view ourselves in a new light, supporting us in the detangling process.

The life-changing one-liners in the book alone make it worth the read. This book helps us view ourselves in a new light, supporting us in the detangling process.

A great jumping off book for Human Design, I snagged this book in 2013 because I liked the words Human, and Design. It’s a strong reference tool to understand the HD system.

A great jumping off book for Human Design, I snagged this book in 2013 because I liked the words Human, and Design. It’s a strong reference tool to understand the HD system.

Another great reference book for astrology basics.

Another great reference book for astrology basics.

I listened to this audiobook on a flight to Oaxaca and I took notes the entire time. This book helped shape a lot of my perspective on energetics and spirituality.

I listened to this audiobook on a flight to Oaxaca and I took notes the entire time. This book helped shape a lot of my perspective on energetics and spirituality.

 
Angeles Arrien is a deceased anthropologist whose talks and work I am curious about. Her Ted Talk gave me an all new awareness of myself. This book explains one of her primary concepts of the Spiritual Human Journey.

Angeles Arrien is a deceased anthropologist whose talks and work I am curious about. Her Ted Talk gave me an all new awareness of myself. This book explains one of her primary concepts of the Spiritual Human Journey.

This book is a great resource for an overview of all the Incarnation Crosses in Human Design. If you’d like to understand the themes in your Incarnation Cross (and for others) seek out this book.

This book is a great resource for an overview of all the Incarnation Crosses in Human Design. If you’d like to understand the themes in your Incarnation Cross (and for others) seek out this book.

I’m still working through this book (one lesson per day) but the concepts are eye opening and assist with the detangling and deconditioning process. It’s also a great lesson in patience and going slow.

I’m still working through this book (one lesson per day) but the concepts are eye opening and assist with the detangling and deconditioning process. It’s also a great lesson in patience and going slow.

Chetan’s book is a good tool to understand each Gate and Channel in your chart. It offers understandable and applicable explanations of each, helping expand your knowledge.

Chetan’s book is a good tool to understand each Gate and Channel in your chart. It offers understandable and applicable explanations of each, helping expand your knowledge.

This book was a fun read to understand how spiritual subject matter does not need to be reserved for the “spooky occult” section of the bookstore. In fact, spiritual awareness is undergoing a modern revolution.

This book was a fun read to understand how spiritual subject matter does not need to be reserved for the “spooky occult” section of the bookstore. In fact, spiritual awareness is undergoing a modern revolution.

 
This book is inspired by A Course In Miracles (above). I actually read this book before A Course in Miracles and it prompted me to pick up that classic book. This is part memoire, but also provides a strong baseline and understanding for complicated tangles in our conditioning.

This book is inspired by A Course In Miracles (above). I actually read this book before A Course in Miracles and it prompted me to pick up that classic book. This is part memoire, but also provides a strong baseline and understanding for complicated tangles in our conditioning.

How to breathe
 
 

my favourite apps

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The Pattern by Pattern Home Inc.  This app is next level in connecting you to self-awareness. It uses your birth information to provide deep insight to yourself, and those around you - even your relationship to them. And I like that it’s modern - it asked me to identify as male, female, or non-binary, and I appreciate that attention.

The Pattern
by Pattern Home Inc.

This app is next level in connecting you to self-awareness. It uses your birth information to provide deep insight to yourself, and those around you - even your relationship to them. And I like that it’s modern - it asked me to identify as male, female, or non-binary, and I appreciate that attention.

the pattern

Muse: brain sensing headband by InteraXon  This meditation app is free and it goes with a meditation headband that needs to be purchased separately. I highly recommend this app  and the headband  to sincerely elevate your meditation practice and make it very applicable and fun. Fun! I swear. It blows my mind!

Muse: brain sensing headband
by InteraXon

This meditation app is free and it goes with a meditation headband that needs to be purchased separately. I highly recommend this app and the headband to sincerely elevate your meditation practice and make it very applicable and fun. Fun! I swear. It blows my mind!

muse

Co—Star by Co-Star Astrology Society  By far my favourite astrology app, Co—Star plots your whole chart and allows you to have in-app friends to see your natural cosmic compatibility. It sends really on-point daily alerts according to whats going on in your chart. This crew is doing super cool things.

Co—Star
by Co-Star Astrology Society

By far my favourite astrology app, Co—Star plots your whole chart and allows you to have in-app friends to see your natural cosmic compatibility. It sends really on-point daily alerts according to whats going on in your chart. This crew is doing super cool things.

Co-Star

Moon by Charlie Deets  A simple app, Moon is the only one I use regularly to know the moon’s exact illumination and day during its cycle. It will tell you via % how illuminated the moon is, and it even sends you cute little Moon Alerts to your mobile phone.

Moon
by Charlie Deets

A simple app, Moon is the only one I use regularly to know the moon’s exact illumination and day during its cycle. It will tell you via % how illuminated the moon is, and it even sends you cute little Moon Alerts to your mobile phone.

Moon

iLuna by Alexander Kolesnikov  iLuna allows you to flip through upcoming dates to view important lunar phases, and when the moon flips into new signs. It includes the Mansions and Void of Course periods. This app is great for connecting more deeply to the moon’s changing signs not just phases.

iLuna
by Alexander Kolesnikov

iLuna allows you to flip through upcoming dates to view important lunar phases, and when the moon flips into new signs. It includes the Mansions and Void of Course periods. This app is great for connecting more deeply to the moon’s changing signs not just phases.

iLuna

 
Human Design For us All by EarthStar Services, llc  I am obsessed with electromagnetic connections; if you want to learn how you and an Other are energetically compatible, snag this app to input your charts together. This is great for couples or parents and kids.  Even friends!

Human Design For us All
by EarthStar Services, llc

I am obsessed with electromagnetic connections; if you want to learn how you and an Other are energetically compatible, snag this app to input your charts together. This is great for couples or parents and kids. Even friends!

Human Design

 
 

my favourite meditation/thinking music


Jeremy Dutcher

Jeremy Dutcher

Maggie Rogers

Maggie Rogers

Joseph

Joseph

Solange

Solange

Christine and the Queens

Christine and the Queens


…and for when I need to believe in god or myself again

 
Grace Vanderwaal
 

 
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