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Intersection Stories is a podcast about the connection between purpose and livelihood. While it’s already a heroic journey finding your purpose, it’s a whole other adventure making a living from it. Vanessa Couto is an archetypal astrologer, artist, and teacher. She believes that we can illuminate our journey towards purpose and livelihood by weaving astrology's symbolic language, myth, and depth psychology. For more go to www.vanessacouto.com

Intersection Stories is a podcast about the connection between purpose and livelihood. While it’s already a heroic journey finding your purpose, it’s a whole other adventure making a living from it. Vanessa Couto is an archetypal astrologer, artist, and teacher. She believes that we can illuminate our journey towards purpose and livelihood by weaving astrology's symbolic language, myth, and depth psychology. For more go to www.vanessacouto.com
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Intersection Stories is a podcast about the connection between purpose and livelihood. While it’s already a heroic journey finding your purpose, it’s a whole other adventure making a living from it. Vanessa Couto is an archetypal astrologer, artist, and teacher. She believes that we can illuminate our journey towards purpose and livelihood by weaving astrology's symbolic language, myth, and depth psychology. For more go to www.vanessacouto.com

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Episodes

Waze of Thriving with Amber Cook

12/17/2018
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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. (https://healingwaze.com/) In this conversation, we talk about what it takes to start a business, when purpose turns into something different than we ever imagined, and how the lack of teaching about business and money hinders the healers...

Duration:01:08:50

Clarity Comes from Doing - a conversation with Gina Gomez

12/7/2018
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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 fulfilling our dreams that we end up finding our true dream and meaningful work in the world. This is a rich conversation on how much heart, soul and focus it's needed to birth a business, and yet how much wisdom we gain from doing the work...

Duration:01:01:09

Sovereign Visibility with Theresa Pridemore

11/30/2018
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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 she helps women entrepreneurs share their work in the world. It's a productive conversation around embracing our pain as the medicine we gift the world. We also touch on the paradox of how it's by getting clear on what are the gifts that we...

Duration:01:13:36

The Mystery of Persephone

11/19/2018
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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 the story of the abduction of Persephone and examining her mother Demeter and groom Hades, we see that this triad is a reflection of the process we go through in grief and transformation. The inspiration for this episode is my series of...

Duration:01:08:57

Of Witches and Ancestral Heritage - a conversation with Lola Pickett

11/2/2018
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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 identity we have to dig in deeper to also uncover the power inherent in our ancestral heritage. We talk about the heroic journey of aligning purpose and livelihood also includes coming to the conclusion that we may have climbed up the 'wrong'...

Duration:01:17:28

The Venus Episode

10/8/2018
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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 & Goddesses - Archetypes of Transformation, a series of live talks that I'm doing here in Portland, Oregon around the New Moon and the myths of goddesses to help us along the way. For this month, I spoke about Venus, her birth story and the...

Duration:01:00:16

Choice Point with Elaine Kalantarian

10/2/2018
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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 for many years now, but this was the first time we got to speak to each other live. You can find more about Elaine Kalantarian's work at her website: http://www.bluemoon.bz/ For more on my work and to sign up for my newsletter for events,...

Duration:01:17:26

Answering the Call - a conversation with Lindsay Pera

9/23/2018
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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 that is on our life's wheel is there for a reason. Lindsay Pera is the founder to the Mystics Society and the Modern Mystics Institute, and she's a dear friend and mentor. Also check out the conversation Lindsay and I had on The Alchemy of...

Duration:00:56:34

WordMagic with Laurel Airica

9/7/2018
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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 re-introduction to the English language, we discuss how purpose, livelihood and the importance of names illuminate our life journeys and how we share our gifts with the world. Check out Laurel Airica's work at WordMagicGlobal.com and...

Duration:01:00:46

What is Intersection Stories all about?

9/4/2018
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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 information, visit www.vanessacouto.com Intersection Stories is sponsored by Otterburn & Co. a design agency focused on taking your brand from the garage to the marketplace. To learn more about their services, please visit their website at...

Duration:00:38:39

Dangerous Women and Other Stories

8/15/2018
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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 episodes go to www.vanessacouto.com

Duration:00:56:54

Sliding Doors - Eclipses And Retrogrades

7/25/2018
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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 the oracle deck mention: http://bit.ly/2LBBZziFor more information go to www.vanessacouto.com

Duration:00:38:20

On Groups - A Conversation With Steve Delaney

7/16/2018
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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, visit: http://www.stevedelaney.co.uk/For more on my work: http://www.vanessacouto.com/

Duration:01:13:04

The Madwoman In The Attic - Cancer New Moon

7/9/2018
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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 - the Madwoman in the attic, the dark hungry mother of our psyche that instead of nurturing our creations, will suffocate it to death. This is a collective journey, so at least we are not doing this alone. For more information visit...

Duration:00:39:26

On Birthing a Spirit-led Business - a conversation with Laura Rowe

7/4/2018
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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 heroic journey of birthing a business. For more information, visit www.vanessacouto.com and www.thevitalspirit.net

Duration:01:05:46

Cruel Summer - Navigating Mars Retrograde

6/26/2018
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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 inner inquiry to our own Mars - Whom does it serve? Another way will be to get our muscles moving, preferably on the dance floor with some peppy 80s music (Bananarama anyone?). Joking aside, this is will be one transformative summer. We will...

Duration:00:46:08

What's Love Got To Do With It? - A conversation with Sarah Love

6/19/2018
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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 cover many topics, one of them being how an idea for a Christmas gift can become the vehicle not just of your business, but also for a bigger life purpose. This is a conversation about finding one's purpose, astrology and how love has...

Duration:01:28:49

The Cosmic Tango of Change - Uranus in Taurus

5/15/2018
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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 episode, I talk about Pluto, Saturn as foundation setting for Uranus' arrival in Taurus in the Cosmic Tango of Change. Book a session or contact me at www.vanessacouto.com

Duration:00:52:33

On Heroes - New Moon Aries

4/14/2018
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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

Duration:00:51:26

On Purpose - a conversation with Laura Rowe

4/7/2018
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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 www.thevitalspirit.net.

Duration:00:53:46