Astrology Basics Class

Astrology is a symbolic language, meant to act as a Heavenly roadmap for our Earthly lives. Carly is teaching two, separate Basics classes, in March.

In this workshop we will learn the key components of the Zodiac. Then apply that information to gain an in-depth perspective of our personality, through the Sun, Moon and Rising a.k.a the Ascendant.

We will learn about the almighty Polarities & Quadruplicities. (Big words, simple concepts). Then lay down the elemental groundwork: Earth, Air, Fire and Water.

We will journey around & around the wheel of the Zodiac as we discuss the Planets, the Signs and Houses. All the while making special note of their interwoven correlations.

All the while keeping to a super simple, easy to grasp, conversational format.

Getting a grip on Astrology is a lot like grade school mathematics, it requires memorization and a recognition of patterns.

Participants need to have their printed birth charts, on hand. These can be obtained for FREE at using your Time, Date & Place of Birth.

This $20 class, which will have you feeling like a pro! And, you have two opportunities in March to get educated on this very important Astrological framework.

3/10 : At the Space, in Ravenswood, from 1-4pm

3/30 : At Yoga Tree, in Andersonville, from 2:30-5:30pm

I am actually, exploding with excitement, as I create the lesson plan for this class. So, seriously, jump on it!

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Master Un-Packer

Packing is one of my strong suits.

Bikes, clothes, cars for week-long camping trips– even moving has become a specialty, given how often it’s been occurring lately.

As an Astrologer, however, I get to practice being an Un-Packer– which I enjoy much better.

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What does it mean to un-pack something?

Well, it means that we get to talk about it.

Pull out, whatever it is, that’s been stuffed up inside of you.

Look at it, and pull it apart, piece by heavenly piece.

It’s a lot of fun!

Then, once it’s out, it’s out!! And, you’re free to move about without all that stuff weighing you down.

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Full Moon Lunar Eclipse @ 11° Leo

On its own a Full Moon is a time of culmination. Look back six months to see what seeds were planted in the heat of Summer. When the Earth stands between the Sun and Moon, even for a moment– the heat rises, and the situation at hand may reach a boiling point instead.

The point of a crisis, is to get us to look at it. “Emerge and see.” Do you catch me?

Of course as we ride the Leo/Aquarius Axis, that of self & others.

We may be the one’s crying out for attention. Consciously or otherwise.

This Lunar Eclipse, flips the switch. Yesterday’s State of the Union Address may have us in the mindset that it is the duty of the collective to care for the individual. However, as the skies light up Leo, we must remember to “ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.”

Really, let’s drive it home too. What are your own highly individual special skills that could be of great benefit to the collective? Now is the time and this is the hour, to bring that forward.

We have some lovely Feminine Astroids hanging out on either side of this lunation. Ceres, is the Earth Mama who rules over fertility, mothering and she loves to get down on some cooking. She’s staying close to the Moon and the North Node (the direction that our compass is pointing).

This triplet is calling us to step forward as the Lioness, a badass who will pounce and go to town, in order to protect her creations while the man with the golden mane lies around lazily, in the sunshine.

On the opposite side, in Aquarius we have Venus, Juno & the Sun. Together they are blessing us with a detached perspective so that we may officially say goodbye to the old loves, former values, and story titles that read “I’m not good enough” because these things are no longer serving the Glory Be, who we are to become.

Shake it off, let it go, and detach, detach, detach. In two weeks the New Moon will be here to open new doors to us. And, that requires the full capacity of our imagination! 

A lunation is a time stamp. Also considered one of God’s footprint’s. The things that are meant to come up for us, don’t necessarily have to take place at the exact moment on the exact day. The chart however, does serve as a guide for the things that will play out in our lives for the the next two to four weeks. And, even up to six months, given that this is an eclipse.


Leo: What does it feel like to have the Earth stand in-between you and your dreams? We’re all looking forward to what it is you are cooking up. But right now, it’s your own very self that’s being given the once over.

Virgo: The true spotlight is on you, Virgo. Selfless Service is the wave of the future & the new mark of royalty in the Heavens. Be sure to take care of yourself first. You are good to no one, if you’re not first a true care-taker to your own needs. Now is the time to listen to your dreams.

Libra: The Group has got the goods to get your great idea off the ground. Jump in! Community may not be one of the key things we think of with a Libra, but it certainly holds the keys to your creativity.

Scorpio: Your leadership qualities are getting a major boost. How is the public perceiving you? Check-in at home first. And, see if there are any ghosts that you can simply sweep away, before you head out on your journey.

Sagittarius: My, my things really are turning out just as your heart’s desire. It possible that you may have to let go of some trusty neighbors, or perhaps an old mode of thinking in order for you to travel on further.

Capricorn: Serious transformations are brewing, and it’s likely that you can keep some in your pocket. Either that or there’s a new romp in town and you are all up on it!

Aquarius: You are so good at not even needing the spotlight, but how do you feel now that your partnerships are calling for your attention? As the Zodiac’s star solo show, is there a way to increase your already strong net worth by sharing?  

Pisces: The real world is calling and it’s time to take those dreams and to turn them into deliberate plans for action. How can your imagination be of service to how you spend your days at work?

Aries: Well, aren’t you the lucky one? It’s not as if you haven’t worked for it. So, what’s coming up now should feel pretty deserving. The ripples and shakes of clearing the decks is nearing an end. Now is the time to build a life to your heart’s content.

Taurus: Home is where the heart is, and right now your favorite place is calling for your attention. What’s being cooked up on the home front? Your place is in the world will shine much more brightly once you have tended to your own deepest of needs.

Gemini: Your imagination might be exploding like the 4th of July right now. It’s also possible that you’re re-routing who it is your connected to, in order to keep this party going.

Cancer: You have everything you need to succeed. And, if there are others out there who don’t seem to agree with you, than take ease in knowing that they’re not a part of the future plan.

May the Force Be with You!!

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Mars in Sagittarius: January 26th-March 17th 2018

Grab your towels, and get dressed we’ve officially stepped out of the Mars in Scorpio steam bath, and are  about to take a ride in a hot air balloon. Mars, the hot-blooded muscle man of the Zodiac has just plowed into the sky’s the limit Sign of Sagittarius.  

Mars in Sagittarius is ultra-independent, optimistic, and confident. With Mars in this Sign, when the going gets tough, we might even just take off in the opposite direction. 

Far and away from anything that will cause us pain. Unlike Scorpio, super smiley Sagittarius, does not have a shadow.

Physical activity is accentuated. Now is the time to tone-up those thighs!! Stair step it up, or go for a run.  Maybe try out some squat thrusts. : ) 

Mars on his own, is the energy that makes it happen. He is our drive, our force and our carnal desire.   

He is the flow of our blood-stream. He needs ample direction and a true dedication to discipline.

When he’s not given his due attention, he’ll blow up in anger at his closest friends and neighbors. 

Jupiter, is the Ruler of Sagittarius. He is the biggest planet we have! He brings blessings of abundance and promotes expansion. 

Pair the two together and we have just added rocket fuel to cupid’s arrow. Plenty of potentials are likely to be presented to us.  

The trick is to FOCUS and to be sure to Follow Through.

Use the Hell Yes test!

To ensure that you don’t over-commit.

Over the next month and a half we may find ourselves seeking out some adventure travel. Exploring uncharted territories, being inundated by things that are foreign to us. 

Maybe even enjoying a strangely placed liaison, or ten, if Jupiter has anything to say about it. 

True across the board, is that where ever Mars is currently transiting, is where we’d NEED to be independent. 

In Sagittarius, that statement is written in red ink & it’s been highlighted. 

Finally, who would I be if I didn’t give you some Horoscopes 

**Please look to your Rising Sign for an accurate reading. You can have one drawn up for free at Astro. com 

Be Sure to check out my workshop on the

 Astrological Aspects of the “Me Too” Movement. 

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Sagittarius: It’s GO TIME! You have potent powers to achieve your goals. Make any changes that you’ve been dying to make. Your ability to assert yourself here, has never been better. Do be mindful of anger

Capricorn: Get out your dream journal, and set your alarm at least an hour ahead of when you have to wake up, because now is the time to connect to your subconscious. Also, watch out for all of that stuff you tried to suppress because it’s going to pop up on the surface.  

Aquarius: Community action oriented! It’s time to get your group project on. Got an idea that needs promotion, go for it. Have an idea that needs to come to fruition, dedicate the next month to making it happen. And, see what you can do about being a “Humanitarian.” 

Pisces: The downfall of this transit is that you might just piss off all of the people in power. The bright side is that there’s definitely a spot light on you. And, if you can align your independent goals with those who are already in authority, then now is the time to take the next step up that ol’ ladder. 

Aries: Self-promote your little heart out! Be wary of speculative endeavors. Course loads may increase. And, you might just be flying by the seat of your pants to some far distant lands. 

Taurus: Put on your transformation shoes, it’s time to shake some baggage loose! Things could get pretty saucy in the bedroom. Also, now is the time to go out and secure some new income streams. 

Gemini: Swipe right, Gemini! Potential partners could come swarming in. Of course, it’s good to do your part. The conversations could get heated with those you’re already close with. 

Cancer: Strike gold on your own! Now’s the time to take on that independent work load. Check your passive aggression at the door, and DO NOT bring it to the water cooler. This is a great time to have surgery, if need be. 

Leo: It’s your time to shine Leo, boldly go where no Leo has gone before. You might be at home in the spotlight, now is the time to let your creations really shine. It also might just be hanky panky time. 

Virgo: Home may very well be where you lay your head, during this transit. Or, your home like may get a bit more hectic.  You might find that you’re in a place to finally purge some stale emotions. Either way, it’s a good time to get out of the house. 

Libra: Speak your truth Libra. It might rattle some bones and shake some chains. But if anyone deserves to be heard, it’s you! Once the cookie crumbles you’ll be surprised to find that it’s a lot like spilled milk. i.e. it’s not a big deal.  

Scorpio: How do you feel about your assets? Now’s a great time to dive into those taxes. Take on any activity that will boost your confidence. And, set a limit on spending because you might go overboard without thinking. 

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“Astrology” Workshop February 25th

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Magnifying the Underworld: An in-depth look at the astrological aspects of the “Me Too” Movement.

Astrology is a symbolic language. Symbols are the language of the subconscious.

As Jupiter, the planetary amplifier stepped into the sign of Scorpio —house of the subconscious and that which we keep repressed — up popped the#MeToo Movement.

The Shadow reveals itself in order to be healed.

Jupiter’s transit through Scorpio is a thirteen month journey, which began in October of 2017 and will end in November 2018.
In this workshop we will take a look at current events from the archetypal, mythical perspective that Astrology offers. 

You are encouraged to bring your own chart. Once we’ve honed in on the Astrological Basics (no prior knowledge required), and each develop an understanding as to how this transit is unfolding in our lives, we will dive into a shamanic form of meditation to see what is ready to surface.

Then, with consent, we’ll bring our findings back to the table for group discussion.

Finally, everyone will be given a narrative medicine prescription so that we may write it out of our bodies, entirely.

Gentleman are welcome to join us.

Please come with your chart on hand. If you need help to have it printed, please arrive 20 minutes early with a donation for printing costs.

Tea & vegan snacks will be provided.

Carly is an Astrologer who has done the work well enough that those in need of support from sexual abuse (a.k.a. Scorpio issues) gravitate to her from out of thin air.
2100 W. Huron St
Parking: free street parking
CTA: Near Chicago, Western, & Damen busses. Walkable from Chicago or Damen blue line stops.

This event will be capped at 15 participants in order to maintain intimacy. Purchase your ticket ahead of time to reserve a spot!

Tea & vegan snacks will be provided

Inner Sense Healing Arts Collective uses a tiered pricing system for all classes and events. Please read about our pricing structure below before choosing your price.

The experiment: When given the opportunity to ‘pay it forward’ in order to support others, will people rise to the occasion if their budget allows?

Our goal is to make high-quality workshops and classes more accessible for those who are in need of a lower rate. To support this idea, we ask that you think honestly about two things:

How much value does this workshop hold for you?
What can you truly afford?

Community – $10
Collective – $15
Karma – $20
Send any questions to

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Tectonic Shifts: Bring on the Eclipse

Stand your ground men! Stand your ground!!

The eclipse season is upon us. Change is in the air. Can you feel it?  

On October 8th a New Moon, Lunar Eclipse occurred conjunct Uranus at 15 degrees Aries.  

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? Well, a lunar eclipse likes to shut doors. Where as a solar eclipse opens them. Astrologers have suddenly taken on an notably optimistic viewpoint of eclipses. Which is absolutely true. CHANGE IS GOOD.

Though it may come very sudden. Most people do not like being knocked off their horse without warning. Which is precisely what Uranus likes to do: SHOCK YOU!!

As an Astrologer I have watched mySelf & others experience Uranus transits. It tends to look like that persons life just got blown up, or had the rug pulled out.

Everyone has Aries somewhere in their chart, which means that everyone gets the benefit of its effects. At varying degrees of potency.

Uranus for example, can bring on events like your apartment to start on fire while your in Mexico at a yoga retreat.  Or, your landlord kicking you out of your studio with one months notice.

Uranus in Aries is the planetary force behind the revolutionary uprising of the 99%. And, to top that, the very second this puppy entered the sign of Aries the EARTH CRACKED OPEN in Japan causing the earthquake which brought about the damage we now commonly refer to as the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

This planet does pack a punch. Really though, it’s all for the highest good.

Anything that is taken away is no longer serving you. And, what will soon come take it’s place will be ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!

Remember this, when some important part of your life gets a real shake up. If you breath into it. Ground down and simply LET GO! (Even if it does take you the whole month or longer to finalize the process). Everything is going to be alright!!

Already, I hear whisperings of the changes that may come my way. Three years ago signs of sudden uprising in my personal life may have brought me to personal calamity. Not this time though. Not yet anyhow. I know for sure that even if a difficult path lies ahead it’s all going to be better in the end.

And, I don’t want a silly thing like change to make me upset. After all change is the only constant that we can count on. Right?

Think back to your own recent history. How has life been jolted for you? Were you the one in the drivers seat? Has recent past events left you in the swing of the pendulum?

IMPORTANT to remember is to Find your Center.

Coffee,cigarettes, booze, gossip, and getting upset will definitely unground you.

Grounding activities:

  • Tree hugging
  • Taking out the trash
  • Imagining Roots coming from your feet into the Earth
  • Being Outside
  • Giving Attention to Your Breath

In reflection, certain occurrences did leave me wondering about the future. I must admit however, everything that happened was certainly in my own best interest.

Then on October 23rd, a Full Moon Solar Eclipse took place at 0 degrees Scorpio conjunct Venus.  

My heart opened that day. I gained a greater understanding of what it means to be open hearted. What I went through left me with a better attitude towards Life in general. The thing is– I saw what was coming and made a break for it. Yay! 

If you’re interested in learning more about your own personal Astrology. What the universe has in store for you & what you have to offer the universe. Then please, be in touch!! 

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Claiming Power Clocking Hours

Greetings, Carly here once again with a story for you to attend.

Mars is preparing its forward motion as we speak. Finally, my fingers are ready to leap!

Mars is a militant planet which controls action! Since its retreat in February our attentions have been turned inward. Gears grinding. I keep self reminding– that we’re in this for the long haul. It’s okay to stall. Especially, for carefully planned preparation. Which is the blessing this retrograde has bestowed upon us all.

I’m here to share a bit about my new career as a Figure Model. More importantly to touch upon the Life Lessons which have lead me down this path:

  • Self Acceptance

  • Self Assertion

People LOVE me. All kinds of people, who I meet all over. Not just the ones

Thanks, Bodo
Thanks, Bodo

who get to see me naked. And, up until very recently I have been hating them.  

Unable to see the good in myself, it was an endlessly frustrating experience to have others show their appreciation. Then, has repulsion would have it– the more I hated it the more it would happen.

Until the fateful day (Scorpio New Moon, 2013) when I stripped down for a group of artists over 50. With Fear out of the way I was empowered with the freedom to consider options outside of self loathing.

Given time to sit & think slowly I began to unravel.

Along came Lesson #2. Guess what? I, Carly the Model, is in Control. 

Or, at least that’s what they would have you believe. In order to have control you must take it. And, while sex drives do no belong in a nude studio undoubtedly the human condition takes precedence over Man Made Rules.

Allowing people to cross my boundaries in humiliating. Only worsened by that fact that I am naked on top of that. Which really aids in lighting a fire for me to speak up. Yay! 

For now, these lessons are being hammered in. Time & time again.

Please, follow along as this girl learns through Figure Modeling what it means to walk a Life Path Number 11. 

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From Fear to Freedom

This post is about humbly accepting vulnerability.


Greetings!! New Moon in Libra today, Friday October 4.

How are you feeling?

The most repetitive word in all of the forecasts has been potent. This is a potent time we are in today. Especially, around 6:30 this evening once everyone is off of work and getting ready to go out and play.

Since yesterday I’ve been noticing sirens sounding again and again.

Right now, as I typed this sentence I hear them yet again.  Fire engines.

For years now, I have been a student of Astrology. The more knowledge I  gain the more I feel there is to know.

This new moon illuminates my second house of self-worth. A potent area for me at this time since I have given up the security of a job which wasn’t suiting me in order to learn what it means to be a Grown Up.

Also known as Self-Reliant.

Self-reliance means that you are able to rely on yourself. Perhaps a more potent definition of what it is that I am referring to. Since many adults may appear to be grown up then in fact they are not quite self-reliant.

One example of inadequate Self-Reliant Dept. is a person who is emotionally immature. So rather than dealing with their emotions properly by facing them their emotions are repressed perhaps with the aid of a beer, or a toke, or a even a simple smoke.

Of course there are plenty of other avoidance outlets which may appear less harmful. Like spending all of your free time with someone who you obviously love therefore the act seems harmless.  Oh, Life!!

Today’s new moon sets off the epic transformational Pluto, Uranus Square.

Making this moon even more potent for me personally since the soul re-generator ultimate Truth definer PLUTO is sitting pretty right atop my Sun at 9 degrees Capricorn. (In my 5th house of romance, children & creativity).

The Sun is me. Your Sun is You. Sun sign Astrology is easily identifiable because the Sun has a great deal of purpose in our daily lives.

Ahhhh! My point.  This post could have gone in so many different directions …

Long story short: a very long time I was made to feel humiliated in what should have been a loving relationship. As a result I began to hate mySelf. Bad! Carly, You shouldna done that. : )

I covered my body. Grew chubby. Got acne. It was a miserable time.

One that hasn’t even fully culminated.

Now however, in an effort to grow up, become self-reliant, and learn to love my body– I have chosen the direction of figure modeling.

Honestly, I cannot wait!!

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** As a result of Saturn transiting my 3rd house of Communications I am now working with a funky computer. Due to this my posts in general require greater effort. Please accept my apology for a lack of links & pictures at this time. Thank you,



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