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The Great WitchFoot Project

Wendi and Andrea come together for The Great WitchFoot Project. On the spiritual path? Unhappy as fuck and wondering how to take down the kyriarchy? DTR as we pioneer relational astrology? Get movin'! It's ship or shore, bitches. read less

Our Editor's Take

No witchcraft or black magic was used in the making of the WitchFoot Podcast.

That said, the Great Conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter did have something to do with it. It was December 21, 2020, when it occurred to them. Longtime best friends Wendi and Andrea decided it was time to do something different. Living life like they were—like most folks were—wasn't working. It was time to come together to create what they would call the Great WitchFoot Project. Their mission? To help people bring more empowerment, pleasure, and purpose into their lives.

But first, they had to begin doing the same for themselves. The astrology-minded pair took a year to plan and to align on which "systems of knowing" they would focus on.

Above all, Wendi and Andrea want to help folks live life with more ease. Sometimes mysticism factors in, sometimes not. In their sassy style, the transcendental duo share an impressive array of life hacks. There's enneagram analysis and a whole lot of celebrity birth sign reading. But they also touch on more mundane topics. They add their own nuanced perspectives on sensational current events. They talk about incorporating "companimals" and other joys into one's life. And the podcast features lots of film recommendations. Horror's their favorite genre, but they love spirit-raising documentaries too.

In the end, the ladies embrace the fact that they're making things up as they go along. And that approach frees them. It makes them feel better equipped to "survive the emotional hellscape we call life," as they call it. And, as it turns out, there's a happy byproduct to such efforts. The transparent sharing of their trials and errors only adds to their ever-growing coven of listeners.

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020: Mercury Retrograde and Synastry Basics
May 24 2022
020: Mercury Retrograde and Synastry Basics
Mercury Retrograde hitting you hard? The Have-You-Ever-Had-A-Dream Team, Wendi and Andrea got you covered. Panic not!Mercury retrograde happens a lot, and while it can feel like some big, big energy, it's all happening for your highest good!More a details guy? Mercury approves! Here's the deets:May 10: stations retrograde at 4 Gemini (review – receptive thinking) May 16-23: Aries Jupiter sextile Mercury Gemini rx (expanding review)  May 20-23: Sun into Gemini conjunct Mercury into Taurus (kiss and trade signs) May 22: enters Taurus in retrograde (review – commitment to being) May 20 – June 2: Capricorn Pluto trine Mercury Taurus rx (transformative review) May 25 – June 3: Aquarius Saturn square Mercury Taurus rx (evaluative review) May 26 – June 2: Pisces Neptune sextile Mercury Taurus rx (idealistic review) June 3: stations direct at 26 Taurus (process – commitment to being)  June 4-11: Aquarius Saturn rx square Mercury Taurus (evaluative process) June 3-12: Pisces Neptune sextile Mercury Taurus (idealistic process)  June 3-15: Capricorn Pluto trine Mercury Taurus (transformative process) June 18: returns to 4 Gemini (process – receptive thinking)  June 17-22: Aries Jupiter sextile Mercury Gemini (expanding process) In summary: Mercury pauses at the precipice of air, receiving information to consider, then returns to review her commitment to her physical self, kissing the Sun as they cross paths in opposite directions. Jupiter supports Mercury’s desire to initiate, to act on what she finds while turning her earth. Pluto lovingly reminds Mercury of the necessary transformation to come, what she must leave behind, the legacy of today’s decisions, and the work that has brought her this far. Feeling fortified, Mercury consults Saturn for resolution, to ensure there are no blind spots in her new plan, and to feel ready for what the next phase requires of her. Neptune provides a little sugar to help the medicine go down, and a salve for any stingers on the journey ahead. Pluto returns to test Mercury’s new process – one final adjustment period before Jupiter thrusts Mercury back into the fast lane, the big leagues, and catching up to her Sun. Synastry is the loving review of two or more natal charts in combination. Need that itch scratched but still working on your astrology basics? The Pattern will allow you to run your chart against friends, family, lovers and even celebrities!If you're attempting synastry on the fly, WitchFoot recommends analyzing the two mercury placements for a substantive starting point!And for those who listened all the way til the end...a gorgeous Adrienne Rich quote to support our Lover's year:From Dreams of a Common Language by Adrienne Rich"I choose to love     this time     for once / with all my intelligence" The Great WitchFoot Project website is LIVE! Visit at tgwfp.com.Support the show
018: Astrological Polarities - Virgo and Pisces
May 3 2022
018: Astrological Polarities - Virgo and Pisces
Virgo and Pisces...the Virgin and the Fish That Don't Give a Fuck (slash give all the fucks)...welcome to Divinity!The Basics: Virgo is a mutable earth sign, ruled by Mercury and traditionally at home in the sixth house. Pisces is a mutable water sign, ruled by Jupiter and most at home in the 12th house.The Pisces energy is indeed strong with Johnny Cash and Kurt Cobain...RIP you legendary fishes. It's important to give ourselves grace and laugh at ourselves. We think John Goodman's character Walter in The Big Lebowski is a Virgo run wild - enjoy his antics! And speaking of The Big Lebowski, we're not the only ones who see The Dude's Pisces energy! If you love the film and want to immerse yourself in the divinity polarity even more, we recommend The Dude and the Zen Master. Pisces Mitch Hedberg embodies that divinity vibe in comedy form. Another artist gone too soon, but you can still enjoy the laughs he gave us. We also talked about Mercury ruling Virgo, and Mercury in Virgo or Pisces having a particularly irreverent sense of humor. We found this article on debilitated planets, which includes Mercury in Pisces (opposite its rulership) and sheds more light on the clown in all of them. With all of that in mind, enjoy the hilarity of Mercury on the divinity polarity: - Bo Burnham- Jenny Slate + Pete Holmes (how did we forget Pete?!)- Trevor Moore (RIP whitest kid)- Eddie Murphy- Bernie Mac (RIP king of comedy)- Steve Martin- John MulaneyAnd a Dan Cummins bit because we talk about his Taurus Mercury so much. (Even more Cummins, why not?)Carolus Linnaeus (a white guy! shocking!) introduced animal taxonomy, and Wendi isn't even close to the only one who lives in a world where bats are birds. The Great WitchFoot Project website is LIVE! Visit at tgwfp.com.Support the show
014: Two Topics - Oscar Isaac's Messy Creativity and Astrology Decans
Apr 5 2022
014: Two Topics - Oscar Isaac's Messy Creativity and Astrology Decans
Another brilliant SNL monologue, this time about the messiness of creativity and the joys of being a weirdo. WitchFoot has been all about trial and error, leaning into messy process of creation.Show Notes: Oscar Isaac Monologue - SNL - YouTubeAstrology birth chart for Oscar IsaacMortified Nation (film) - Watch people make masterpieces out of their cringe-worthy diary entries. Would you share yours?Alice Sparkly Kat does series on the three types of suns based on where Mercury is located (within the same sign, or within the preceding or succeeding sign)Learn all about decans and even find your sub-ruler for your sun signRumsfeld and his famous "Known knowns" quoteThe Unknown Known (2013) - IMDb - Documentary on Rumsfeld and his (awful) influenceTriplicity in astrology - the 3 fire signs, 3 water signs, 3 earth signs and 3 air signsFull circle with the enneagram! We first mentioned this complicated and rewarding system in Episode 2 but here we add some flavor and nuance. There are levels of health and unhealth within the types, but then also the possibility to integrate through the entire circle, until you land back at your own type. The ever expanding circle of compassion is discussed in Grandmothers of the Light which I highly recommend, especially if goddesses and wisdom traditions fascinate you.Time is made up! Wendi shares a hack for folks who grew up with the 12 hour clock rather than 24 hour clock - try switching it over and really mess with your own sense of what's real and what's merely useful.Daylight savings time SUCKS.A Course in Miracles (book) - Andrea quotes from the text: "The purpose of time is to enable you to learn how to use time constructively. It is thus a teaching device and a means to an end. Time will cease when it is no longer useful in facilitating learning." Mic drop.Wanna trip? Time isn't even real.The Great WitchFoot Project website is LIVE! Visit at tgwfp.com.Support the show
012: WitchFoot Watch Party! Tonight She Comes
Mar 22 2022
012: WitchFoot Watch Party! Tonight She Comes
Did you hear that? It's probably just the wind. But what about all that squelching...?WELCOME TO A WITCHFOOT WATCH PARTY! We eat and toast, laugh and digress to the 2016 horror film Tonight She Comes. Characters:James/MailmanPete/Jackoff/Jizz FriendRedhead/Lindsey/Period Girl and DrunkyKristy/the "She" in "Tonight She Comes"Hillbilly dadFelicity/Hillbilly daughter and Philip/Hillbilly sonShow NotesThe Bechdel TestTonight She Comes: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Wojciech Golczewski)Random Bo Burnham reference! Cinemakers | 056 Matt Stuertz: RWD (2015) and Tonight She Comes (2016) + Director Interview! (podcast episode)Not Suitable for Anyone | Episode 17: Tonight She Comes featuring Matt Stuertz (podcast episode)Wendi mentioned the Airbnb logo. Totes looks like a clitoris. Can't recommend Pussy: A Reclamation enough for more cliteracy. Prophecy (1979)Prophecy (clip of the yellow sleeping bag death)Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (clip of the yellow sleeping bag death)Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (deleted/uncut death scenes)Satanic Panic (2019)Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (2010)Midsommar (2019)Joe Bob Briggs (John Bloom) Birth ChartOfficial Joe Bob Briggs websiteBooks authored by Joe Bob Briggs (buy us one or all of them, please!)Archive of John Bloom articles with Texas MonthlyThe Great WitchFoot Project website is LIVE! Visit at tgwfp.com.Support the show
010: Astrological Polarities - Gemini and Sagittarius
Mar 8 2022
010: Astrological Polarities - Gemini and Sagittarius
Erudition, learning, seeking, exploring...help us out folks! We landed on Processing as the signature energy for the Gemini/Sagittarius polarity. The optimists of the zodiac are worth knowing.The Basics: Gemini is a mutable air sign, ruled by Mercury and natural ruler of the third house. Sagittarius is a mutable fire sign, ruled by Jupiter and the natural ruler of the ninth house.Show Notes:"Facts don't care about your feelings" - most closely associated with Ben Shapiro! Who has prominent Gem AND Sag placements. We nailed it. P.S. Fuck Ben Shapiro.Alice Sparkly Kat discusses the mutable cross brilliantly and with loads of insight around squares and oppositions in the other modalities as well. Sidenote: It sent Andrea down a wild rabbit hole...the Thema Mundi!? I never knew...Andrea references cadent signs and apparently, not a thing! Cadent houses represent the third, sixth, ninth and 12th houses in the zodiac. I would argue the energy is still relevant to the signs that rule them!Colin Bedell - Queercosmos - Incredible Gemini astrologer!Wendi pulled out all the stops with quotes today:Nicki Minaj - "Barbie Things""Sagittarius so you know I'm an optimist"Jim Morrison quotes"I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just in between." Princess Nokia - "Gemini""Two heads, one eye""I'm such a free spirit that I don't fucking care""Imagination colorful, and I just entertain it""Spinelli, I'm Recess"Sherlock Holmes Mind Palace - Is it like this Gemini's?! Let me know!Doctor Sleep, Wendi recommends the book!Andrea's mental process  (Heyyyyy Leo Mercury!) as identified by her loving spouse Intro Music: Smash by Lupus NocteOutro Music: White-Crowned Sparrow by Torii WolfThe Great WitchFoot Project website is LIVE! Visit at tgwfp.com.Support the show
007: Astrological Polarities - Taurus and Scorpio
Feb 15 2022
007: Astrological Polarities - Taurus and Scorpio
Wendi and Andrea dive into another fixed polarity: Taurus and Scorpio! For this pair we discuss the energetic signature of Security. *And special note: this is where the North and South Nodes of the moon currently reside in the night sky.The basics: Taurus is a fixed earth sign, ruled by Venus and ruler of the second house. Scorpio is fixed water, ruled by Mars and oversees all affairs in the eighth house.Show Notes:Let's hear it for Generation Scorpio Pluto!Scorpio is synonymous with transformation. Wendi cites the cycle of scorpion to dragon to phoenix. This lovely article discusses it with a slight twist, an eagle as the middle stage. The four fixed stars: Antares (Scorpio), Aldebaran (Taurus), Regulus (Leo), Fomalhaut (Aquarius)Want to go on Andrea's favorite Scorpionic underworld journey? Initiated: Memoir of a Witch by Amanda Yates GarciaWe are all made of sexual energy! And I pinky promise, this is not a sex cult.Dan Cummins will be really pissed if you spend all his money. (Rant on Episode 130 - Casey Anthony)A few times during this episode we reference our previous polarity episode - Leo & Aquarius and their signature energy: Identity. You can hear both Wendi and I extrapolating identity into a broader concept of freedom, because in a world that has very definite ideas about who is allowable, embodying your identity fully is a powerful freedom. So again we say: Find out who you are and do it on purpose.If you're a male-identifying-being born with a significant Taurus signature and you do not love military history, give us a shout.Taurus love to Qveen Herby!Wendi has a beautiful Taurus puppers.Kelly Clarkson and Danielle Fishel - Taurus beauties!The Great WitchFoot Project website is LIVE! Visit at tgwfp.com.Support the show
006: Astrological Polarities - Leo and Aquarius
Feb 8 2022
006: Astrological Polarities - Leo and Aquarius
Wendi and Andrea share their take on astrological energies and how the polarities shape the wisdom behind the zodiac.Leo and Aquarius are the first pair we tackle in honor of Aquarius season. For this pair we've deemed the predominant desire or energetic signature as Identity.The basics: Leo is a fire sign ruled by the sun, traditionally rules the fifth house and opposes Aquarius on the zodiac. Aquarius is an air sign ruled by Saturn and traditionally rules the 11th house. Both are fixed signs.Andrea's Note: Thank you for loving my beautiful, just-emerging-from-illness voice. She cracks a few times on the pod, and that's real damn cute. Hope you enjoy. Show Notes:To pull your own birth chart we recommend Cafe Astrology or Astro Charts. There are  many others out there, find one you love!Lion King Broadway show reminds me of Leo, big time!Moon Matters podcast - Andrea recommends her breakdown of the 12 houses in the latest seriesPlanetary rulerships of the zodiac (shows modern and traditional rulers)Aqua, it's not a water sign! (But it is the water bearer. Check out our amazing logo and Wendi's incredible art!)Leo says Smile!Wendi's 12th house is in Leo, and 12th house rulers can be tricky.Meanwhile, Andrea is an easy get. Leo Stellium, you delight me.Wendi alludes to harnessing all parts of us and I'm dying to learn more about Internal Family Systems. My latest exploration into this type of wisdom. Leave a comment if you have good resources!The Great WitchFoot Project website is LIVE! Visit at tgwfp.com.Support the show
003: The WitchFoot Perspective
Jan 3 2022
003: The WitchFoot Perspective
What are the three P's of personal responsibility?! Who's Carol P. Christ? How do we stop  dramatic stalemates and fucking do something good around here? We're so excited to have you - welcome to the WitchFoot perspective.Show Notes:To pull your own birth chart we recommend Cafe Astrology or Astro Charts. There are  many others out there, find one you love!Owen Wilson's Saturday Night Live Monologue (YouTube: quote from 1:44 - 2:27)Information is inherently neutral (more on that next episode!)Caroline Myss and the lectures where we encountered the concept of "energy leaks"Another energy leak conversation I love: Mark Duplass and Pete Holmes on You Made it Weird discussing "soul points" Diving Deep and Surfacing: Women Writers on Spiritual Quest by Carol P. Christ. We read the 1986 edition which contains a foreword that describes many of her techniques in bringing these types of ideas to groups of women. We highly recommend any edition you can find!Carol discusses the four stages of a woman's spiritual and social quest: Nothingness, Awakening, Insight, Naming. WitchFoot discusses "nothingness" and "naming" in this episode. Nothingness being a quality of invalidation and lack of discussion around major themes and prominent feelings and values that many people experience. Lacking templates for the life you were born into. Naming, the final stage, as a response to the understanding, integration and healing that's blossomed into a creative naming process - bringing stories into being by applying new and old words in ways otherwise unseen. Stories that shed light on the vast array of beauty and suffering on earth and allow the shadows to be given space and language. Stories that name women and their complex, beautiful, painful lives so that the patriarchy can't define it for us.Nothingness and naming help to illuminate topics close to our hearts like, why horror can be good for everyone (kids too!) - There is a way that horror addresses power dynamics, feelings of alienation and fear and lots of complex societal ills that has made loyal fans out of both of us. More horror in episode 4!Carol has a PhD from Yale! She's an absolute incarnation of the goddess and this obituary on her is a gift. Also, check out that website (blog and main site)! Looks like it's kept up by some incredible humans.We mentioned historic gridlock (from the perspective of American politics), the Bush v. Gore electionThe Great WitchFoot Project website is LIVE! Visit at tgwfp.com.Support the show