Intersection Stories

65 EpisodesProduced by Vanessa Couto

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 o… read more

65 Episodes | 2016 - 2018

Waze of Thriving with Amber Cook

December 17th, 2018


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 …

Clarity Comes from Doing - a conversation with Gina Gomez

December 6th, 2018


In this conversation with business strategist and crisis management advisor Gina Gomez ( we cover how important it is for us to enjoy this heroic journey that is being an entrepreneur.

We also talk …

Sovereign Visibility with Theresa Pridemore

November 30th, 2018


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 …

The Mystery of Persephone

November 19th, 2018


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 …

Of Witches and Ancestral Heritage - a conversation with Lola Pickett

November 2nd, 2018


In this episode, I have the joy of talking with Lola Pickett - Identity Alchemist and Transformational Coach.

In this conversation, recorded just …

The Venus Episode

October 8th, 2018


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 …

Choice Point with Elaine Kalantarian

October 1st, 2018


In this episode, I have the pleasure of talking with fellow astrologer Elaine Kalantarian about our journeys towards livelihood, from odd jobs, to …

Answering the Call - a conversation with Lindsay Pera

September 23rd, 2018


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 …

WordMagic with Laurel Airica

September 7th, 2018


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 …

What is Intersection Stories all about?

September 4th, 2018


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 …

Dangerous Women and Other Stories

August 15th, 2018

In this conversation with astrologer Carol Ferris - - we cover what makes women dangerous, the myth of Lilith and her …

Sliding Doors - Eclipses And Retrogrades

July 25th, 2018

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 …

On Groups - A Conversation With Steve Delaney

July 16th, 2018

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 …

The Madwoman In The Attic - Cancer New Moon

July 9th, 2018

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 …

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

July 4th, 2018

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, …

Cruel Summer - Navigating Mars Retrograde

June 26th, 2018

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 …

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

June 19th, 2018

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 …

The Cosmic Tango of Change - Uranus in Taurus

May 15th, 2018

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 …

On Heroes - New Moon Aries

April 13th, 2018

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 …

On Purpose - a conversation with Laura Rowe

April 7th, 2018

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 …

Ceres Gets A Promotion - A Conversation With Faye Blake

March 27th, 2018

In this conversation with astrologer Faye Blake, we explore through our archetypal and astrological lens the lessons and gifts that Ceres is giving …

The Gift of Purpose in our Wounds - Pisces New Moon

March 16th, 2018

'To sleep, perchance to dream' - This Pisces New Moon offers us an opportunity to ask for healing dreams, but also to approach our life's wounds and issues from a perspective of empowerment, because they are actually …

Coming of Age with Saturn - A conversation with Sarrah Christensen

February 26th, 2018

Today's episode is about Saturn's role as a threshold guardian into adulthood. In a rich conversation with fellow astrologer Sarrah Christensen we …

Everyone wants to save the world - New Moon in Aquarius

February 10th, 2018

As we journey through the liminal space of Eclipse Season we are invited to release some old ideas (and ideals) that will no longer serve us on the …

Tasting the Timeless - A Conversation with Adam Sommer

January 24th, 2018

This episode is a rich conversation with astrologer Adam Sommer about a myriad of topics: flow states, mythic imagination, liminality and how do we …

Sovereignty and Liminality - New Moon Capricorn

January 16th, 2018

In today's episode, we explore the meaning of liminality and the link between Capricorn and sovereignty. We also explore the true meaning of 'hag', and how it is linked to Capricorn.

The Elegance of Mastery - Saturn comes home to Capricorn

December 20th, 2017

Saturn's arrival in Capricorn, its home turf sets the tone for the next three years, both individually and collective. It's a time for mastery, due …

The Power of Grief to Lead Us Towards Joy

November 17th, 2017

"Grief is itself a medicine." - John Cowper. During the 'season of Scorpio' and its new moon, we are invited to journey through the hidden corners of …

Lady Sovereignty beckons all of us via #metoo

October 18th, 2017

In this episode on the Libra New Moon, I explore the Grail Quest story of Lady Kundry as one of the representations of Lady Sovereignty. I also explore the connection between the Goddess of the Land, Libra's lessons in …

On being an empath with Laura Rowe

October 11th, 2017

You are supposed to be different, not to assimilate to society as it is. This is the core take-away from my interview with Laura Rowe, teacher, healer and mentor for empaths. In this conversation we cover a slew of …

Love as the Catalyst for Action

October 4th, 2017

The planetary archetypes and their dance serve as developmental reminders of our own transformative journey. The union of the principles of Yang/Mars …

Intersection Interview on the Alchemy of Visibility with Paulette Rees-Denis

September 25th, 2017

In this month's Intersection Interview, I talk to Transformational Life Coach and Movement Motivator Paulette Rees-Denis ( …

Tending to our Inner Well Against the Wasteland - Virgo New Moon

September 18th, 2017

This New Moon in Virgo teaches us to tend to our own inner wells, our containers that receive spirit, imaginative inklings and that will ultimately …

Guiding Dreams - Pisces Full Moon

September 5th, 2017

Dreams and journeying have been our guides for eons. This Full Moon in Pisces is yet another invitation for us to ask for guidance through our …

Intersection Interview Series with Annemiek Van Helsdingen

August 31st, 2017

In this inaugural Intersection Interview Series, we talk to Annemiek van Helsdingen, the founder of the Academy of Soul-Based Coaching and the …

The Edge of the World & Here Be Dragons - Leo Solar Eclipse

August 16th, 2017

Collectively we are navigating interesting times where we are being called to examine our own shadows. In this podcast episode, I explore the …

Nourishing Solitude to Navigate the Great Fire

August 5th, 2017

August is a month of the Great Bonfire of Vanities - a time for us to 'burn' what no longer serves us, while making room for the new. In this …

Bonfire Of Vanities - New Moon In Leo

July 22nd, 2017

Welcome to the Leo Season, and this fiery new moon kicking off the eclipse season too. With Leo we are called to our own bonfire of all that is empty of true and heartfelt value to us. This season we are reminded to be …

Grief as a path to Joy - Interview with Donna Helete

July 19th, 2017

In this special podcast episode, I interview Donna Helete, a regenerative grief coach. Donna's work teaches us that grief is a path to joy. In this episode we talk about the different types of grief, and what we can do …

Spinning and weaving with the Fates

July 8th, 2017

In this episode, we explore the juxtaposition of weaving, spinning and the question of fate. We also explore the symbology of weaving/spinning as a …

The Alchemy of Grief

June 23rd, 2017

As we celebrate the Solstice and our annual New Moon in Cancer, we are called to reflect on the place of 'saudade', and of grief as the trickster …

Truth as the arrow - Full Moon in Sagittarius

June 7th, 2017

In this episode we explore the concept of Truth through the lens of two tales: Emperor's New Clothes and Fatima the Spinner. Two powerful lens around …

Alchemy Of Envy - Interview With Lindsay Pera

June 1st, 2017

In this episode, I interview Lindsay Pera, Intuitive Strategist and Founder of the Mystics Society on the Alchemy of Envy. This interview was inspired from my previous podcast episode where I talked about Snow White and …

Of Doppelgangers, Inner Twin and Shadow on this New Moon

May 25th, 2017

In this episode we explore the story of Castor and Pollux, and Gilgamesh and Enkidu to illustrate the gift of Gemini. We also dive into exploring how …

The Alchemy of Envy - Snow White and the Full Moon in Scorpio

May 9th, 2017

Full Moons are about reflection. In this episode we explore the Alchemy of Envy in the Taurus/Scorpio lunation through the lens of Snow White. Visit …

Cinderella and the self-care wisdom of the Moon in Taurus

April 25th, 2017

Self-care is tending to the 'unspokens'. The Moon has much to teach us about how we can self-care, attend to our own selves. In this episode we explore the relationship of the Moon, Self-Care and also what we can learn …

Beauty, Love and the Divine enter through the Wound

April 11th, 2017

In this episode we talk about relationships and the heroine's journey towards love. We also explore how our inner work with dreams and fantasies help us create and call into our lives better intimate relationships. For …

What do women want?

March 27th, 2017

In exploring the New Moon in Aries, the union of Venus and Sun, and Venus Retrograde we dive into the age old question of "What do women want?". …

The Spider, the Butterfly and Hestia got around the hearth

March 12th, 2017

This episode is about the energetic dance of Virgo and Pisces, and how by tending to our own inner hearth, or in other words getting acquainted with our own inner Hestia, we are able to strengthen ourselves in the midst …

The Craft of Grief in this Solar Eclipse in Pisces

February 25th, 2017

Eclipses are thresholds to help us see beyond our veiled perception of our own lives. In this podcast we talk about the gift and shadow of …

Inner work is also political

February 9th, 2017

In times like this more than ever our inner work has collective repercussions, even if only to help us feel steady, sane and stable in the midst of …

On Fathers and Creatives as channels for change

January 15th, 2017

In this episode we call out to the creatives and artists in our midst to help us navigate the big collective changes. We also start an exploration of …

Creating the container for our New Year - New Moon in Capricorn

December 26th, 2016

On this last New Moon of 2016, we have the opportunity to create the container for our dreams and visions for 2017. This powerful New Moon brings a …

Stirring the Soul during this Mercurial Year-End

December 12th, 2016

We are living in a twilight time between the dog and the wolf. But it's this twilight time, this crack between the worlds that allows us to …

Of mirrors, reflections and journeys

November 27th, 2016

The topic in this episode is the New Moon in Sagittarius and how it illuminates the times we are living in now. It's about our initiatory journey into a brave new world, and how doing our inner work also has societal …

Your inner gifts are to be shared, don't let them perish.

November 9th, 2016

In this two-parter episode, we cover the gift behind this Full Moon in Taurus, and then we share our interview with Els De Schaepmeester a Faster EFT …

Meeting Our Inner Persephone - From Maiden to Queen

October 29th, 2016

The upcoming New Moon in Scorpio is an invitation for us to connect with our own Inner Persephone. Weaving astrological wisdom and a retelling of the …

The Marriage Of Mars And Pluto

October 19th, 2016

In today's episode the focus in on the union of Mars and Pluto in Capricorn and the healing work that it invites us to undergo. Traditionally this is …

Navigating electrifying emotions and unexpected changes

October 13th, 2016

This has been the year of Mars, and this Full Moon in Aries is a culmination of how we navigate unexpected changes in our lives and how anger helps …

The Right Action in Relationships - New Moon in Libra

September 27th, 2016

Are we stuck in our old relationship stories? This New Moon in Libra is a doorway, an opportunity, for us to review our old stories from a wider …

By Jove! Jupiter in Libra - expansion and opportunities via relationships

September 10th, 2016

In honor of Jupiter's entry into Libra, this is an extended - and expansive - episode. In the first half we dive deeper into the meaning of Jupiter …

The Gift of Mercury and Virgo New Moon-Solar Eclipse

August 28th, 2016

In this episode we focus on Mercury's Gift to us, and how we can use his Retrograde season as reboot time for our minds and our lives. It's time to concentrate on the necessities of life and clean up house - both inner …

Choices at the crossroads - Week of August 22-28

August 22nd, 2016

If there were a theme for this week's astrological weather, it would be Queen's 'Under Pressure'. This week we explore the choices we face at the …

Liminal Forecast - Full Moon Aquarius

August 14th, 2016

Liminal Forecast for the Aquarius Full Moon of August 18th. Themes explored in this week's episode: radiating our authentic selves to help others, …

Liminal Forecast - August 8 - 14

August 8th, 2016

In this week's Liminal Forecast (August 8-14) we talk about the importance of the container for our visions. We also cover some of the relevant themes about Saturn, Neptune and Venus related to how we can best bring …
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