The Cosmic Dispatch

The Cosmic Dispatch

The Cosmic Dispatch is a weekly astrological weather report about bodies: the celestial and the earth-bound. Join astrologer and body-mind therapist Cory Nakasue as she guides us through the ever-changing astrological weather and uses the tools of astrology to help us connect to our bodies and communities. At its heart, astrology is about relationships: to time, nature, and change. How can we best understand different qualities of time? How can we deepen our relationships with ourselves and others? We’ll use the week’s astrology as a jumping off point to discuss topics such as current events, health, personal development, and more! We’ll also speak with guests and listen to music that embodies the current astrology, and answer audience questions. Please email thecosmicdispatch@gmail.com to send questions to be answered on the show, and guest recommendations. Schedule a consultation with Cory, or a discounted student consultation by emailing us at the above email address. Read Cory's monthly horoscopes on www.chronogram.com. Read producer Mandee Sheeler’s monthly moon reports on www.thestlouisan.com . Cory’s website: www.astrologybycory.com Mandee’s website: www.mandeesheeler.com read less
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Episodes

Cancer Season (embarking on Leo season): From Safe Spaces to Brave Spaces
Jun 17 2024
Cancer Season (embarking on Leo season): From Safe Spaces to Brave Spaces
Cancer Season (embarking on Leo season): From Safe Spaces to Brave Spaces Today’s episode begins with an embodied conversation about the sign of Cancer with Marléne Ramirez-Cancio, artistic director of Brooklyn Arts Exchange, tarot practitioner, process doula, and arts educator and activist on many fronts. In the second segment of today’s show, Cory takes us through the major (and explosive) transits of Cancer season, as well as sharing a sneak-peek of the entire month of July. That segment starts around the 1hr/22min mark. There are two extraordinary full moons in Capricorn during Cancer season that pull in Neptune and Pisces so consistently that towards the end of the show Cory keeps referring to that second full moon in Capricorn as the full moon in Pisces. This gaffe is actually quite emblematic of the whole Saturn-Neptune situation! In Cory’s conversation with Marléne, they explore and expand on the more familiar archetypes of Cancer. They also talk about their personal experiences working in the arts as educators, collaborators, and facilitators. Other topics include:Matriarchal archetypesWhat does it mean to incubateHow safety and care enable risk-takingWhat is a “process doula?”Inter/multigenerational sources that create identityMarginalized identities in art spacesRestoring, reclaiming, and developing Latinx cultureMarléne’s tarot deck and practicesLive analysis of Marléne’s Mercury in Cancer placementCultural iconographyBodily intuitionIn the second part of the show Cory shares the transits of Cancer season. She asks us to think about how, in the name of the illusion of safety and protection, we create false others to protect ourselves from.Marlène Ramírez-Cancio is a Puerto Rican cultural producer, artist, and educator based in Brooklyn, New York. As Artistic Director of BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, a multigenerational arts organization nurturing creative expression and artistic process, she creates spaces of inquiry and praxis for artist-led initiatives. Since 2008, she has directed EmergeNYC, an incubator and affinity network for socially engaged artists to develop their creative voice, explore the intersections of art and activism, and connect to a thriving community of BIPOC, migrant, and LGBTQIA+ practitioners. https://www.instagram.com/mujerquepreguntahttps://www.marleneramirezcancio.com/https://www.mujerquepregunta.com/The Show: The Cosmic Dispatch | Instagram | Newsletter The Creator: Cory Nakasue | Monthly Horoscopes | Instagram The Keeper of the Questions: Mandee Sheeler | Moon Report | Instagram
Gemini Season (featuring Jupiter in Gemini)
May 20 2024
Gemini Season (featuring Jupiter in Gemini)
Gemini Season (featuring Jupiter in Gemini)Fragmentation, Synthesis, Narratives, and So Much Information.In this episode of The Cosmic Dispatch Cory Nakasue is joined by Camille Michelle Gray, Mandee Sheeler, and shea in the catskills to slice, dice, and reconfigure the many working parts of Gemini season.Topics discussed:The interplay of narrative, truth, fact, and information.Faith and the questions that upend it.Thought-energizers and thought-stoppers.Rehashing dominant narratives, confirmation bias, and propaganda.How conflicting elements depend upon each other.The radicalizing of Jupiter.Mercury as psychopomp, trickster, and interlocutor.Jupiter’s 1-year tenure in Gemini from the perspective of the tarot.Pedagogues and devil’s advocates...and so much more!Everyone in this discussion has Gemini placements, and they all describe the myriad ways they work with Gemini in their personal lives and in the work they do.Transits covered:Sun enters Gemini 5-20Full moon Sagittarius, Venus-Jupiter conjunction, and Venus enters Gemini 5-23JUPITER ENTERS GEMINI 5-25Mercury enters Gemini 6-3**APOLOGIES: In the swirl of discussion, we skipped the new moon in Gemini on 6-6. It’s conjoined with Venus and Square SaturnBIO: Camille is an astrologer, musician, writer, civil servant from Washington, D.C. To her, Astrology is a marriage of the human condition with the cosmic condition. As above, so below.  As below, so above. Over several years, she has seen hundreds of clients and has built a practice that celebrates that connection to the cosmos. Her consults are steeped in the soulful concepts & archetypal poetry of Evolutionary Astrology & are informed by the technical & traditional techniques of Hellenistic Astrology. www.camillemichellegray.com -https://www.instagram.com/millymichelle/ BIO: shea (all pronouns) is a queer artist, tarotist, intuition facilitator, pleasure activist, organizer + contemplative. From 2010-2019, they lived in full-time residential training at a zen buddhist monastery, where they did a lot of meditation + liturgical training and experienced the joys + challenges of communal religious living. They are the author + illustrator of Tarot as Questions + offer 1:1 tarot consultations, workshops, online + in-person circles + study groups. The Show: The Cosmic Dispatch | Instagram | Newsletter The Creator: Cory Nakasue | Monthly Horoscopes | Instagram The Keeper of the Questions: Mandee Sheeler | Moon Report | Instagram
Taurus Season 2024 featuring The Jupiter-Uranus Conjunction
Apr 19 2024
Taurus Season 2024 featuring The Jupiter-Uranus Conjunction
Taurus Season 2024 featuring The Jupiter-Uranus ConjunctionBreaking Free and Liberating PowerIn this episode of The Cosmic Dispatch Cory Nakasue and Nate Speare cover the major transits of Taurus season. They give special treatment to one of the biggest transits of 2024, the Jupiter-Uranus conjunction. Disruptive change, rebellion, and power to masses are discussed at length, as well as experiential reflections on the sign of Taurus.In the second part of the show, Nate and Cory discuss Nate’s work with astro-erotics, a course informed by archetypal psychology, astrology, bodywork, psychomagic and theatre/performance art. He has an upcoming workshop! They weave in Taurus themes of sensation, pleasure, and embodied knowledge.In the third part of the show they are joined by Mandee Sheeler and the three of them discuss their Taurus placements and the experience of having Uranus and Jupiter transit them. As usual, Mandee shares Taurus-themed audience questions which produce some really deep meditations on astro consultations, Chiron, and the ego’s need to attach to “good” or “bad” outcomes.Transits covered include:The sun’s ingress into Taurus 4-19Jupiter-Uranus conjunction 4-20Multiple aspects to Pluto 4-21 through 5-17Full moon Scorpio 4-23Mercury’s station direct 4-25Taurus ingresses: Venus 4-29, Mercury 5-15Mars conjoins Neptune 4-29 and enters Aries 4-30New moon Taurus 5-7Uranus conjunctions: 5-13 sun and 5-18 Venus****There is also a Jupiter cazimi that takes place on 5-18 as well, that we did not cover. Apologies. There is so much going on in the sky! But May 18th is a day to circle on the calendar. Astro nerds, check it out!Nate on IG: https://www.instagram.com/weird.astro.body/Nate’s website: https://mythopoeticastrology.com/Nate's Astro-Erotic's Quiz: https://w0e1gv8pcyi.typeform.com/to/KBp1dZQ0The Show: The Cosmic Dispatch | Instagram | Newsletter The Creator: Cory Nakasue | Monthly Horoscopes | Instagram The Keeper of the Questions: Mandee Sheeler | Moon Report | Instagram
Spring Eclipse Season 2024: Lunar Eclipse Libra and Solar Eclipse Aries
Mar 24 2024
Spring Eclipse Season 2024: Lunar Eclipse Libra and Solar Eclipse Aries
In today’s episode Cory is joined by astrologer Camille Michelle Gray to tease out the many facets of this eclipse season, which happens to define this year’s Aries season. They discuss the relationship between the naked desire of Aries and the intellectual accoutrements of Libra, how we develop our sense of worth and agency, and all the ways we might manipulate the feedback we receive in our relationships.This eclipse season is heavily toned by planets in Pisces, and the eclipses themselves are ruled by Venus and Mars in Pisces. This adds an enormity of sensitivity, idealism, and confusion surrounding bold actions we may want to take at this time. As if that weren’t enough, Mercury retrogrades through Aries during this season, adding more heat, demands, and (seemingly) urgent communications. The asteroid Chiron in Aries is also deeply influential in this series and points to places that could use some healing, especially around topics of force, conflict, and basic existence.Towards the end of the show they answer some audience questions:-What is the role of fate/free will in astrology and during eclipse season?-How are the Aries-Libra eclipses different from the Taurus-Scorpio eclipses we just had?-What are some recommended practices for this eclipse season, including helpful media to consume?Transits covered include:Vernal equinox 3-19Mars enters Pisces 3-22Lunar eclipse Libra 3-25Mercury stations rx 4-1Venus enters Aries 4-5Total solar eclipse Aries (conjunct Chiron) 4-8Mars conjoins Saturn in Pisces 4-10Mercury cazimi 4-11Media mentioned:The Will to Change by bell hooksPoor Things by Yorgos Lanthimos (spoiler alert)CAMILLE MICHELLE GRAY: Camille is an astrologer, musician, writer, civil servant from Washington, D.C. To her, Astrology is a marriage of the human condition with the cosmic condition. As above, so below.  As below, so above. Over several years, she has seen hundreds of clients and has built a practice that celebrates that connection to the cosmos. Her consults are steeped in the soulful concepts & archetypal poetry of Evolutionary Astrology & are informed by the technical & traditional techniques of Hellenistic Astrology.Camille on InstagramCamille on XCamille's WebsiteThe Show: The Cosmic Dispatch | Instagram | Newsletter The Creator: Cory Nakasue | Monthly Horoscopes | Instagram The Keeper of the Questions: Mandee Sheeler | Moon Report | Instagram
Pisces Season 2024: Personalizing the Co-Presence of Saturn and Neptune in Pisces
Feb 21 2024
Pisces Season 2024: Personalizing the Co-Presence of Saturn and Neptune in Pisces
Pisces Season 2024: Personalizing the Co-Presence of Saturn and Neptune in PiscesSome alternative titles for this episode included: “The Wisdom in the Suck,” “You’re Over it Because it’s Over,” and “Reality and Illusion: Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together.” All joking aside, this Pisces season is a murky, heavy wall of fog, with the crackling energy of disruption trying to break through.Today, Cory is joined by astrologers Mandee Sheeler and Jillian Sweeney to talk about the ways that the big transits of the season might register in our personal lives. This episode is especially good for anyone with personal planets or angles in Pisces, people with strong Saturn-Neptune signatures, and people with strong Aquarius-Taurus signatures.Topics discussed:Saturn/Neptune conjunctions to natal suns/moons in PiscesThe Saturn-Neptune story for the next two yearsTransposing the traditional significations of Saturn and NeptuneFact, Dis(Illusion), and ProjectionOverwhelm, Malaise and EntropyEmotional Engulfment and Self-ParentingThe Organic-Synthetic, the Human-Machine, and Sustainable Designs for the future/collectiveTransits covered:Full moon Virgo 2/24Mercury Cazimi triple conjunction w/ Saturn 2/28Venus conjoins Mars Aquarius 2/22Aquarius Venus square Taurus Jupiter 2/24Aquarius Mars square Taurus Jupiter 2/27Aquarius Venus square Taurus Uranus 3/3Aquarius Mars square Taurus Uranus 3/9Cory Nakasue: on Instagram - www.astrologybycory.comMandee Sheeler: on Instagram - www.mandeesheeler.comJillian Sweeney: on Instagram - www.jillian-sweeney.comBOOKS MENTIONED:Tao: The Watercourse Way - Alan WattsDays of War, Nights of LoveOTHER RECOMMENDED BOOKS:The Astrological Neptune and the Quest for Redemption - Liz Greene Saturn: A New Look at an Old Devil - Liz Greene The Show: The Cosmic Dispatch | Instagram | Newsletter The Creator: Cory Nakasue | Monthly Horoscopes | Instagram The Keeper of the Questions: Mandee Sheeler | Moon Report | Instagram
Aquarius Season 2024, featuring Pluto in Aquarius
Jan 19 2024
Aquarius Season 2024, featuring Pluto in Aquarius
Aquarius Season 2024, featuring Pluto in Aquarius: Outsider Culture, The Interconnected/Fragmented Mind, Relationship Anarchy ...and more.Hey Everybody, I’m excited to share this incredibly Aquarian conversation I had with Anastasia Wasko earlier this month. I felt that I had to put SOMETHING together for this milestone Aquarius season, and I think we found ways in, out, around, and through all of the exciting transits of the next four weeks.We talked outsider culture, marginalization, decentralization, peer pressure, being the asshole in the room, dissenting, distance, objectivity, and how distance and objectivity can lead to greater care for ALL humans, an Aquarian take on mental health, parapsychology, psychosynthesis, neurodivergence, the interconnected mind, relationship anarchy, extended cognition, technology, media, Uranus, Saturn, and what happens when your license plate reads “UFO GIRL”Transit coverage includes:Sun-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn and their ingress into Aquarius 1/20Mercury-Pluto conjunction 2/5Mars-Pluto conjunction 2/14Venus-Pluto conjunction 2/17Full moon Leo (opposite Pluto, square Jupiter) 1/25New moon Aquarius (square Uranus) 2/9It’s an Aquarius season for the books! And speaking of books, Cory’s are open! She’s beginning booking for March. Please book through her website.This conversation is up on The Cosmic Dispatch YouTube channel and on all streaming platforms in podcast version.More about Anastasia:Anastasia Wasko is a writer, editor, and transpersonal guide from the New York/New Jersey area and currently living in northeastern Alabama. Her BA is in Transpersonal Psychology from Sofia University (former Institute of Transpersonal Psychology). She is currently exploring psychosynthesis in the masters program at The Institute of Psychosynthesis in London, England.Anastasia’s fiction and creative non-fiction writing have appeared in Space Cowboy’s Simultaneous Times podcast, Thrive Global, and in Journal of Exceptional Experiences. Her debut work of autofiction SevenThirteen was self-published in 2003. Her subsequent autofiction works Meta Work was released in 2021 and KiezKucker in 2024.Anastasia has spent several years working on Mindfield, the official publication of the Parapsychological Association. She wrote about parapsychology and psychosynthesis for Paranormal Ruptures: Critical Approaches to Exceptional Experiences (edited by Dr Jacob Glazier) and released by Beyond The Fray Publishing in 2023.She focuses on helping individuals explore their relationship with the world beyond the ego so they can be more present, joy-filled, and fulfilled in their human experience. She is an energy worker (flowing Centaur energy) and has consulted charts in the evolutionary astrology style for years. Anastasia has studied Ayurveda and yoga culture with Dr. Vasant Lad and other teachers across the globe.More about Anastasia, her services, and books: https://anastasiawasko.com/The Show: The Cosmic Dispatch | Instagram | Newsletter The Creator: Cory Nakasue | Monthly Horoscopes | Instagram The Keeper of the Questions: Mandee Sheeler | Moon Report | Instagram
Leo Season/Venus Retrograde: To See and Be Seen
Jul 23 2023
Leo Season/Venus Retrograde: To See and Be Seen
S2 E30 Leo Season/Venus Retrograde: To See and Be SeenToday, Cory takes us through this week's astro-weather with astrologer, artist, and mythologist Nate Speare. The major transits of the week include: Chiron's station retrograde, Mercury's square to Uranus, Mercury's conjunction to Venus, and Mercury's entrance into Virgo. They are later joined by astrologer, educator, and artist Renee Sills in a talk about this Leo season and Venus' retrograde.  *There's lots of good stuff in here for working with this retrograde!Nate Speare (he/they/firebird) is an astrologer, vocal artist, storyteller, mythologist, and educator based in Brooklyn. Nate began their public astrological journey as Montgomery Taylor’s teaching assistant at the CG Jung Institute of NYC (at the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism). Nate’s background in avant garde performance, experimental voice work, bodywork & mythopoetics shape their experiential approach to astrology. Renee Sills is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, astrologer, and educator. The throughline of their work is an ongoing investigation of spirituality, relationship, creative agency, and the adaptive processes of the human body in contemporary landscapes. As an educator, Renee’s unique facilitation style blends embodiment practices (somatics, yoga, dance,) environmental and relational attunement, esoteric philosophical study, and creative arts and writing. She is a second generation astrologer and lifetime practitioner of astrology. Renee has been working and training for nearly 20 years as a somatic educator and energy worker. She holds a BFA and MFA in contemporary art. Renee Sills: https://www.embodiedastrology.com/about-ea | https://www.instagram.com/embodiedastrology/Nate Speare: https://weirdastrobody.com/ | https://www.instagram.com/weird.astro.body/The Show: The Cosmic Dispatch | Instagram | Newsletter The Creator: Cory Nakasue | Monthly Horoscopes | Instagram The Keeper of the Questions: Mandee Sheeler | Moon Report | Instagram
Full Moon Capricorn/Venus Square Uranus: Hard Truths and Love Experiments
Jul 2 2023
Full Moon Capricorn/Venus Square Uranus: Hard Truths and Love Experiments
S2 E27 | Full Moon Capricorn/Venus Square Uranus: Hard Truths and Love ExperimentsToday, Cory devotes some extra time to the sign of Cancer; touching on nostalgia and clannishness. She also shares her overview for the month of July and a Cancer horoscope that we can all benefit from. She then takes us through one of two major transits this week: Venus' square to Uranus. This transit is exciting for art lovers and lovers in general!The second major transit of the week is a full moon in Capricorn, which is covered by astrologer Mandee Sheeler. Mandee gives a thorough breakdown of this lunation, and Cory and Mandee discuss some additional features of Capricorn moons. The end of the show is devoted to your questions about the role of Saturn in the natal chart, and the Cancer-Capricorn axis.Read this months horoscope here: https://www.chronogram.com/horoscopesRead this month's full moon forecast here: https://www.thestlouisan.com/all-posts/full-moon-forecast-july-2023The Cosmic Dispatch on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecosmicdispatch/ Stream The Cosmic Dispatch: https://thecosmicdispatch.buzzsprout.com Newsletter Sign Up:https://mailchi.mp/18400c3ffa28/the-cosmic-dispatchRadio Kingston: https://radiokingston.org Radio Kingston Archive: https://radiokingston.org/en/broadcast/the-cosmic-dispatchAstrology By Cory: https://www.astrologybycory.com @bodyintel on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bodyintel/Mandee Sheeler - Astrologer: https://www.mandeesheeler.com @mandeesheeler on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mandeesheeler/YouTube Playlists: https://www.youtube.com/@thecosmicdispatch/playlistsThe Show: The Cosmic Dispatch | Instagram | Newsletter The Creator: Cory Nakasue | Monthly Horoscopes | Instagram The Keeper of the Questions: Mandee Sheeler | Moon Report | Instagram
Nostalgic Bodies: A Shape-Shifting Week
Jun 25 2023
Nostalgic Bodies: A Shape-Shifting Week
S2 E26 | Nostalgic Bodies: A Shape-Shifting WeekIn this episode Cory is joined by Wendy Rein and Ryan T. Smith of  RAWdance, a contemporary dance company based in San Francisco and the Hudson Valley. They talk about the Gemini themes of movement, collaboration, and community. They're producing and performing in the CONCEPT series in Kingston on July 1st at The Senate Garage. The series serves a fresh dose of contemporary dance with a welcoming, living room vibe, complete with popcorn!Cory also takes us through this week's deeply felt, hyper-mobile astro-weather  which includes: Mercury square Neptune, Mercury's entrance into Cancer, the sun's and Mercury's trine to Saturn, Mars' square to Uranus, and Mercury's conjunction to the sun in Cancer. Lot of feels and a variety of movement! This week is a dance!About RAWdance: RAWdance transforms theaters and public spaces through performance, curation, and film. Based in both San Francisco and New York’s Hudson Valley, under the shared direction of founders Ryan T. Smith and Wendy Rein, the SF Chronicle described the company as ”witty, whip-smart, and beautiful to watch.” Critical Dance called RAWdance a “rare treasure” with “choreographic excellence, innovative structures, groundbreaking concepts and impeccable performances.” Rein and Smith have been honored with an SF Bay Guardian (SFBG) GOLDIE Award, an “Izzy” nomination, and numerous residencies and fellowships. For the past four years, RAWdance has been voted “Best Dance Company” by the 48 Hills/SFBG’s Best of the Bay poll.Connect with RAWdanceRAWdance website: https://rawdance.org/RAWdance on Instagram: instagram.com/_rawdanceConnect with The Cosmic DispatchThe Cosmic Dispatch on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecosmicdispatch/ Stream The Cosmic Dispatch: https://thecosmicdispatch.buzzsprout.com Newsletter Sign Up:https://mailchi.mp/18400c3ffa28/the-cosmic-dispatchRadio Kingston: https://radiokingston.org Radio Kingston Archive: https://radiokingston.org/en/broadcast/the-cosmic-dispatchAstrology By Cory: https://www.astrologybycory.comThe Show: The Cosmic Dispatch | Instagram | Newsletter The Creator: Cory Nakasue | Monthly Horoscopes | Instagram The Keeper of the Questions: Mandee Sheeler | Moon Report | Instagram
Marvelously Illegible: New Moon Gemini/Summer Solstice
Jun 18 2023
Marvelously Illegible: New Moon Gemini/Summer Solstice
S2E25 Marvelously Illegible: New Moon Gemini/Summer SolsticeJust a quick note: This is an edited version of this week’s episode. Each new moon Cory creates a playlist. Due to copyright laws we cannot upload the show with music. If you want to hear the show as it aired live, with the music breaks included, visit the show archive on RadioKingston.org. You can also find playlists on spotify and YouTube. All links listed below show notes. Today, Cory takes us through the astrology of the week by first, reflecting on her work in the performing arts as it relates to today's new moon in Gemini. She talks about the nature of legibility, and questions the importance of explanations, categories, and discernment. She then shares her thoughts about this week's summer solstice, which she describes as "delicious." As with every new moon show, we hear songs that help us bid farewell to the season as we prepare for the one coming up. GEMINI new moon playlist: The Question Of U - PrinceAsk - The SmithsLies - Save FerrisTalk of the Town - The PretendersEveryday I Write The Book - Elvis CostelloI Heard It Through The Grapevine - Gladys Knight & the PipsTalk Talk - Talk TalkCelebrate.845:  https://www.celebrate845.com/Listen to Gemini New Moon Playlist on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2zGQk5nR8beKFikTwpbOe8?si=6d348c0eeb9f4a5aGemini New Moon playlist on YouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsjdcW72kEvWBFwpnxXQv7lEVjdeOGQ_dThe Show: The Cosmic Dispatch | Instagram | Newsletter The Creator: Cory Nakasue | Monthly Horoscopes | Instagram The Keeper of the Questions: Mandee Sheeler | Moon Report | Instagram