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Star Child: Joyful Parenting Through Astrology

Star Child: Joyful Parenting Through Astrology

by Briana Saussy
Star Child: Joyful Parenting Through Astrology

Star Child: Joyful Parenting Through Astrology

by Briana Saussy


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Help your child make the most of their unique gifts, challenges, and potentials with a guide to parenting by the stars.

What stories do the stars tell about our children? Every person alive is born under a particular snapshot of the celestial relationships occurring at the time of their birth. This picture—known as a natal chart—offers a powerful tool for insight into your children's strengths, struggles, hopes, and dreams.

In Star Child, Briana Saussy presents the first comprehensive guide for using Astrology to better understand your children—and becoming more joyful and effective parents as a result.

A renowned astrologer and teacher, and a mother of two herself, Saussy brings substantial expertise, humor, and wisdom to this engaging guide. Highlights include:

• An excellent overview of astrology basics—easily understand houses, planets, and other important elements
• Simple-to-follow instructions for reading a natal chart, so you can go beyond sun signs into deeper understanding of your child’s unique traits
• Explore the characteristics of each sign—plus gain specific insights on friendship and play, academics, health, creativity, discipline, how best to connect, and more
• What to actually do with all this information—Picky eater? Stubborn? Take a look at your child’s second house for clues …
• Masterfully told fairy tales, legends, and myths from cultures around the world, providing archetypal maps for the signs of the zodiac
• Engaging rituals and activities for connecting with your children, as well as inner-child rituals for adults
• Connect with the cosmos to create more knowledgeable, joyful, and nurturing relationships with your children

Far from putting kids into boxes based on their signs, Star Child instead invites us to recognize where the zodiac’s archetypes live within each of us, honor these differences, and joyfully raise our children by the stars.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683646754
Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/20/2021
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,044,767
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Briana Saussy is a teacher, storyteller, spiritual counselor, and founder of the Sacred Arts Academy, where she teaches divination, ceremony, magic, and other Sacred Arts for everyday life. She is the author of Making Magic: Weaving Together the Everyday and the Extraordinary. She lives in San Antonio, Texas. Learn more about her at

Table of Contents

Introduction: Every Child Is a Star Child … 1

Chapter 1 Star Light, Star Bright: Finding Our Place in the Heavens … 11

Activity: Naked Eye, Naked Sky … 15

Ritual: Setting Your Celestial Compass … 16

Ritual for Your Inner Child: Storytelling and Star Lore … 17

Chapter 2 Navigating The Celestial Map: A Guide To the Natal Chart … 19

Activity: Star-Studded Scavenger Hunt … 26

Ritual: Wish-Upon-a-Star Sacred Vessel … 27

Ritual for Your Inner Child: Rooting to Rise (Grounding, Centering, Anchoring) … 29

Chapter 3 The Language of the Cosmos: Signs, Planets, Houses, and More … 35

The Twelve Signs of the Zodiac … 36

Polarity … 37

The Seasons … 37

The Four Elements … 37

The Three Qualities … 39

The Ten Planets … 40

The Twelve Houses … 47

Astrological Compass Points … 53

Aspects … 56

Activity: Ruling Planet Recognized! … 58

Ritual: Weekly Honoring of the Planets … 58

Ritual for Your Inner Child: Make a Master Candle … 59

Chapter 4 The Aries Child … 63

Activity: Walking with Intention … 77

Ritual: Candle Light, Candle Bright … 77

Ritual for the Inner Aries Child: Embracing Action … 77

Chapter 5 The Taurus Child … 81

Activity: Tending the Garden … 96

Ritual: Saving Up Your Coins … 96

Ritual for the Inner Taurus Child, Allowing for Luxury … 96

Chapter 6 The Gemini Child … 99

Activity: Write It Out … 114

Ritual: Raincloud/Rainbow … 114

Ritual for the Inner Gemini Child: Speak Up! … 115

Chapter 7 The Cancer Child … 117

Activity: Moon Gazing … 132

Ritual: Dream Sharing … 132

Ritual for the Inner Cancer Child: Dive into Daydreams … 132

Chapter 8 The Leo Child … 135

Activity: The Masks We Wear … 148

Ritual: Warm Heart … 149

Ritual for the inner Leo Child: Taking Center Stage … 149

Chapter 9 The Virgo Child … 153

Activity: Clean Sweep … 166

Ritual: Arranging an Altar … 166

Ritual for the Inner Virgo Child: Words of Gratitude … 167

Chapter 10 The Libra Child … 169

Activity: Art Walk and Talk … 183

Ritual: Balance Pose … 183

Ritual for the Inner Libra Child: Decision Making, Done! … 184

Chapter 11 The Scorpio Child … 187

Activity: Upping the Offerings … 202

Ritual: Creating an Ancestor Altar … 202

Ritual for the inner Scorpio Child: Intensified Service … 203

Chapter 12 The Sagittarius Child … 205

Activity: Chasing the New … 218

Ritual: Wish Papers … 218

Ritual for the Inner Sagittarius Child: Breaking the Chains … 219

Chapter 13 The Capricorn Child … 221

Activity: Forest Bathing … 235

Ritual: Wishing Seeds … 236

Ritual for the Inner Capricorn Child: Investing in Adulthood … 236

Chapter 14 The Aquarius Child … 239

Activity; Scent Smarts … 252

Ritual: Prayer Ribbons … 253

Ritual for the Inner Aquarius Child: A Touchstone for the Weird … 253

Chapter 15 The Pisces Child … 255

Activity: Musical Mornings … 270

Ritual: Sacred Bathing … 271

Ritual for the Inner Pisces Child: Divine Divination … 271

Epilogue: Let Them, Above All, Be Good … 273

Acknowledgments … 281

Additional Resources … 285

About the Author … 289

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