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About Jodie Forrest

Jodie Forrest

I've maintained an evolutionary astrology practice for 33 years. I believe living beings are growing and evolving, not static, and that your chart represents both your growth potentials and your possible navigational errors.

The ways you choose to grow or to avoid growing effect on how fulfilled and happy a life you can lead. Because I've learned to read the symbolic language of astrology, I can use it to help increase your self-awareness and your understanding of the different life paths that are open to you. Think of your birth chart as your individual Lonely Planet guide to living.

Astrology isn't a religion or even a belief system; it's a tool, something like a very sophisticated personality theory that's rooted in the archetypes of the collective unconscious. You can interpret a chart like a dream or a poem. Dreams and poems aren't "real," but they can contain illuminating wisdom.

For example, after a very busy holiday season with many rotating shifts of guests and dinners, one woman dreamed that she was locked in a small closet with the most obnoxious of her in-laws, and the in-law wanted to put a grand piano in the closet with them. Did that really happen? No. Do you think one meaning of the dream was that this woman had been feeling crowded by her lengthy procession of visitors?

I think so, too.
By the same token, your birth chart is not astronomically "real," because it's drawn as if the Sun, Moon, and planets all revolved around the Earth. We know better nowadays. But we can still interpret that drawing of your birth chart in ways that are just as meaningful to you as our besieged woman's dream is to her.

Each chart is so complex that it's virtually a universe in itself. Your universe. Come explore it with me.

Jodie's Retreat House

Jodie's Retreat
Are you ready to relax in the Borrego desert at Jodie's House Airbnb?

Jodie's House was the very first straw bale house permitted in southern California. The walls of this house are made with real straw bales and are three feet thick. The house was designed to keep the hot summer temperatures outside which have been known to reach 120 degrees in the shade.

Jodie's Retreat
Maybe you're an early morning coffee person who longs to feel the sun's warmth rise upon your body. Just walk up the stairs to the loft, and beyond the door there's a chair waiting just for you to experience the sun waking to a new day that's just for you. Let the other sleep unless you choose to share the morning sun with your someone special.

If it's late afternoon and you're wanting to experience that end of the day sunset, gather yourself to the loft; just beyond the door are the chairs from which to watch the shadows move across the desert as the sun sets behind you. Once the sun has said the goodbye to your day, a new friend approaches: the moonrise and the trillions of stars that await in your night.

Jodie's Retreat
Welcome to your outside private patio where you can experience the sun falling from the sky and creating shadows upon your mountains, all from the comfort of your patio chair. Summer will bring the warm desert breeze, and the winter will bring you cool breezes. Maybe it's steaks on the grill that speak to you or a bit of takeout from one of the local restaurants.

Could it be that a mimosa is calling to your afternoon and/or evening. If that's your desire, here's our suggestion: In a couple of chilled glasses, pour equal parts champagne (or other sparkling wine) and chilled citrus juice, usually orange juice. Then spend the evening adjusting the champagne to orange juice ratio. Enjoy your mimosas!

Many nights Jodie has relaxed on this patio while writing her next book and looking to the stars just as you can be, too. This is why after traveling the world, Jodie decided to make Borrego Springs her home. This straw bale house was built for her, and she continues to come here to enjoy her house in the peaceful desert. You can, too; just make your reservations for your stay in Borrego, CA.