Wait, what exactly are we doing? #astrology?

by The Ad Astra Team

The creation of this planner was not in vain. We steadfastly held on to our intention in the manifestation of this work. Out intention? To raise the frequency and consciousness of our community. How did we do this?

Through 12 months of weekly Zoom calls across New York and the Philippines, reflecting on ourselves, the year ahead, dreaming of the possibilities and intentionally crafting art and wisdom for 2022. This planner is a celebration of hope, our hope for a radical new year ahead. Through this planner we are...

Supporting mental health:

We are in the midst of a crisis of isolation– a mental health crisis where loneliness leads to despair and where being truly connected becomes a lifesaver. In line with this, we are dedicated to...

Breaking the stigma of therapy: 

By making therapy accessible, we are providing a tangible framework for people to follow in their journey towards healing. We are creating a bridge toward future therapy. We do this through…

Providing an accessible therapeutic tool through journaling and embodied self-expression

The journal is a therapeutic tool designed to be your guide during this tumultuous time. It draws from the Creative Arts Therapies, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and is an accompaniment to Astrodrama, an action method combining astrology, drama with psychotherapeutic goals - the first of its kind in our hometown, the Philippines.  

The journaling prompts, suggested practices and rituals are there to help you develop awareness and compassion for your thought and emotional patterns, provide grounding, and witness your growth over time. We are bridging the gap between traditional planners, reflective journals, and personal diaries while fusing a learning resource on astrology by...

Using the birth chart as a navigational tool 

Your  birth chart is your unique astrological thumbprint– a holistic image of you describing all levels of your personal history, experience and potential that can serve as a potent navigational tool for life. The process of understanding your birth chart is the process of embracing your life. It is the process of radical self acceptance. 

Your birth chart reveals the truth of your nature and being. This does not mean that you are controlled by the stars. No, instead, this implies a freedom to be yourself, rather than molding to fit into a man-made theory of how a person should be, or blindly following subconscious patterns you haven’t identified. Learning the patterns between the stars guides you closer to the star dust from whence you came.

Knowing your role in the world supports you in...

Encouraging open conversations

In light of events from 2021– the suppression and repression of women’s rights and voices in Afghanistan, Iraq, most especially journalists, we believe that with self-knowledge gained from the birth chart, we will better be able to engage and support the social issues we believe in, encouraging open conversations in our community spaces. Rooted in our values reflected to us by the birth chart, we are better able to have difficult conversations with others. Encouraging conversative communities to be more open minded about different methods of healing. Through this we are...

Fostering Community Care

We have lost our rituals- moments when we are able to come together as a community to celebrate, grieve, and believe. By creating rituals through the planner and extending it to the community by joining our events throughout the year (astrodrama workshops, yoga classes, community check-ins), we are caring for each other.