"This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius" - for real this time! This new age promises unprecedented harmony and connection for those who are awake, aware, and willing to do the work of fully understanding themselves and their connection to the universe. Today on this much-needed holiday, astrologer and energy psychologist, Tam Veilleux is here to help you understand your own role in the grand awakening that has already begun.
Adrienne MacIain 0:01
Hey everyone, welcome to the That's Aloud podcast. I'm your hostess Adrienne MacIain, PhD. And today we are here with Tam Veilleux. She has this lovely French name that I get to say: Veilleux. So Tam, please introduce yourself.
Tam Veilleux 0:17
Well, hello Adrienne. Did I say that well?
Adrienne MacIain 0:20
Tam Veilleux 0:21
Okay, I am Tam and Tam I am and I am really an artist, an author, and a transformational coach. And I like to say I live in love in the beautiful state of Maine. I feel very blessed. And my jam is really transformation through astrology and energy psychology.
Adrienne MacIain 0:42
Fantastic. So I'm gonna ask you my new question, which I'm very excited about.
Tam Veilleux 0:49
Adrienne MacIain 0:50
What story is the world not getting?
Tam Veilleux 0:54
Oh, that's a good one. So, being that you're a PhD, probably in psychology or something? If I repeat the question, that means I'm delaying the answer, right?
Adrienne MacIain 1:03
Actually, my PhD is in theater.
Tam Veilleux 1:05
Adrienne MacIain 1:05
You're totally fine. I'm not here to dissect you, I'm just here to help you tell stories.
Tam Veilleux 1:12
I know. What story, so I actually really think that the world is not understanding the story of astrology. And I, I really have this... astrology is, like, taboo for people. And I don't get it. It's like, if you say that you follow astrology, they get this, like, (gasp). I, you know, that's, they don't understand it. They can't connect the dots. They don't know how to make it relative to them. And some people go so far as to say, Oh, that's for witches. So I think it's a story that needs needs a little more attention. And I'd love to see it made more applicable to people, honestly.
Adrienne MacIain 2:02
Astrology: it's not just for witches anymore.
Tam Veilleux 2:04
It's, oh my gosh, I'm gonna steal that line.
Adrienne MacIain 2:07
It's yours. It's all yours.
Tam Veilleux 2:09
It's not just for witches is true. It is. Sure it's an old, old system, ancient. But really, it's really brought, been brought, thank you internet, into the forefront more and more. But still, people don't really understand it. They don't know really how to apply it. And as far as astrologers go, and I'm not really, I'm not a master astrologer, I'm a student of astrology, there's a lot of asterisks, you get involved. And it can be really, really confusing. But people shouldn't be so afraid of it psychologically. And really, at a very concrete level, there's so much to be gained by understanding who you are at a cellular level because of where the planets were when you were born.
Adrienne MacIain 3:04
So tell us where your journey with astrology begins?
Tam Veilleux 3:09
Oh, gosh, my personal journey probably began as a kid, you know, not like you are conscious of it when you're six or seven or eight years old. But I remember my parents chatting about it. And they were like, you know, Oh, Tam, that little Virgo? Isn't she's silly because she did this or that. And and they would poke at my brother, the Leo, and they would talk about each other. Oh, my dad's a Sagittarian. Hmm, I wonder what that means? And my mom was a Taurus, and I knew that she was being stubborn and fixed in her thinking. And they will talk like that. So it was in my awareness. But, you know, probably in my 20s, I started reading horoscopes like every other 20 year old does. And by the time I was connecting the spiritual dots for myself, like early 30s, late 20s, early 30s, and I was really growing spiritually. And I started realizing how I feel that our great maker created a plan that he wanted all of us to be able to see. So he gave us numbers, and he gave us symbols, and he gave us planets. And he gave us the pieces to the puzzle, but I was realizing you can really just fit it all together. I really, really started deep-diving into astrology probably just three years ago, but when I go, I go deep. I went about three years ago when I literally, and talk about witches, I had an accidental psychic reading by somebody who basically said There's a book that wants to be born through you. And she downloaded this 90 minutes of information about what the book would look like, how it would be, and that God wanted me to have the project - now go!
Adrienne MacIain 4:55
Wow, why doesn't that happen to me?
Tam Veilleux 5:01
Had you been asking for something like that?
Adrienne MacIain 5:03
It's just so funny, you know, I would just absolutely love that. I would love that. It's so, you know, I love the idea of an accidental psychic reading. I had Willow Bradner on here who calls herself the accidental psychic.
Tam Veilleux 5:14
Oh, no kidding?
Adrienne MacIain 5:14
And so yeah, so I just love that idea of like, sometimes you just, that just happens. That happened for me yesterday, when I was talking to my husband, and all of a sudden I was like, Oh, there's a message for you! Hold on, hold on. I have no idea where this is coming from, but I'm just gonna spit it out. And I just started talking and talking and talking, and he was like, Yes, that solves my problem. Thank you. And I was like, You're welcome? Thank you, whoever that was. When we have the mystery, you know, that which is too big to be named, we call it Bobbi. It's just our little term. Like, Bobbi has a message for you.
Tam Veilleux 5:54
I love that, Bobbi, that's great. Well, Bobbi had a message for me that day. You know, at the time that that moment happened, I'm in this meeting with my like, I thought I was going for a business meeting literally. And then she started pouring out what she knew, and she had been told, and I asked questions, and got answers. And anyway, I put my face in my hands and cried, like, this is too big. It's astrology. I'm not an astrologer. But I knew that there was a lot of truth inside of astrology. I knew that. I knew, you know, I had had a natal chart reading before, so I knew there was some good there. But as I was making the drive home, it was a good half hour, 45 minutes for me to get home, all of the dots started literally connecting, in that I started remembering my parents talking to me. I started remembering all these little psychic hits that I had gotten over the years, but hadn't pulled together. And then, in the most recent days prior to that meeting, I remember pulling over in front of the new home we were going to buy, I pulled over and I had looked up at the sky and I said, Wow, what a big, beautiful sky. Like, what a big sky and you know, and I had sat there and just admired the sky. And during the psychic reading, she goes, Oh, it's called Big Sky. I was like, Okay, well, another dot connected. And so then I proceeded to have a second natal chart reading that would be fresher to really remind me, are you sure all of this makes sense for me? So what I ended up discovering, and I really want to tie this to your listeners, I had a second natal chart by a different reader so that I could see if I could get some different insight, you know, different perspectives, different astrologers. So, I had a reading and what I realized this reading, this reader told me that my career house was is in the sign of Sagittarius, which is the ninth house of publishing. I was meant to be in publishing, I was meant to be an author - my Chiron, my sacred wound, is in the sign of Gemini, communication and speaking and learning and teaching. Like, Oh, my gosh, this all makes sense. My super Virgo, that I am, was really near the mid-heaven of public life, with the Sagittarian publishing. It was all just, I could see that I really was meant to do this. So to connect it to your readers, like, your chart will tell you all of the problems you may have potentially, and all of the answers that you could choose. It's all there if you really will take the time to look and try to understand.
Adrienne MacIain 8:52
Tam Veilleux 8:53
It's more than a sun sign. What are you What's your sun sign?
Adrienne MacIain 8:56
So I'm a Sagittarius.
Tam Veilleux 8:58
Okay. What's that mean to you?
Adrienne MacIain 9:02
So to me, it means that I'm very adventurous. I really love to learn and grow and change. I like newness. I have almost an obsession with novelty, shall we say? I have a hard time doing the same thing over and over again. I get very easily bored with that and frustrated with that. Yeah.
Tam Veilleux 9:27
That's interesting. So that feels to me like the anti-Virgo, anti-Sagittarian Sagittarian. Most Sagittarians, well, I say struggle with structure. They're either very fixed in structure and having form or they're the opposite, and they don't want structure. So you're that don't want structure.
Adrienne MacIain 9:47
I'm that don't want structure. But actually, that's interesting, because what I have found is that when I do have a structure that feels good to me, that I've created, I can actually relax into that routine, and it feels so freeing to kind of know what's gonna go. So it's like, I'm not reinventing the wheel every day when I wake up and being like, what should I be doing now? What should I be doing with myself? I can spend all day just ruminating over, like, What's the best way for me to be spending my time today? Right? If I don't have structure. So as I've gotten older, I've realized that structure actually is freeing, and is my friend. But it has to be a structure that I came up with, that works for me. And so I have my morning routine that kind of sets me up for my whole day, and I figured out that I can't, the way the way I schedule things is I just schedule chunks of time to focus on one thing. Not this is the time when you're going to produce this thing. Right? But it's like this is this is the energy that you're going to focus during this time.
Tam Veilleux 10:58
Sure, and using the energies is so important, and knowing what the energies are, and that's like the whole thing about everybody understanding astrology. If everybody really fully understood about Saturn in Aquarius, which is what we went through this summer, it was Saturn in Capricorn and then Saturn in Aquarius. Saturn is about boundaries and restrictions. I like to call it the cosmic thumb. In Aquarius, groups of people, so think masks, think quarantine, social distancing. Aquarius is the sign of big groups of people and humanity, really. So it was very limiting on us. And now, you know, we're Saturn in Capricorn again, but coming in December we're going to go back into Saturn and Jupiter and Pluto inside of Aquarius. We're really heading into the Age of Aquarius. And it's super-important for people to be willing to look at What does that mean for us? Because, you know, I'm finding, I don't know about your group of people, but there's a lot of fear. People think what we're in right now is what we're in forever, and this is the new normal. And I keep telling people that, you know, it's no secret, we won the game already. We're really just watching a movie unfold. We've passed the test, and it's all going to be okay. So hang in there, keep your eye on the prize. And when I say I, I don't mean this I, I mean your eye, keep your eye on the prize, and know what your vision is. We're in 2020, so hold the vision strong, right? And it's going to be okay. It's a little rough ride, you know.
Adrienne MacIain 12:39
I've always felt like, you know, 2020 meant this is the time when we're starting to see things as they really are.
Tam Veilleux 12:46
Adrienne MacIain 12:47
Sometimes that's not pleasant. Sometimes you've been avoiding looking at something because you did not want to see that thing.
Tam Veilleux 12:54
Crystal clear vision, you're right about that. And it's also about holding the vision for yourself, you know, micro and macro for yourself and for the world, holding your vision. And when you look at 2020 numerically, two plus two is four, four is the number of form and structure and foundation, so we're really setting a foundation in 2020. But there's also kind of a little hidden meaning in it, because when you take a two and you put it next to a two, you have the number 22, and 22 is the number of the master builder and peacekeeper. So this is about really finding harmony, and building something harmonious, building something that really the whole world can count on as we move through this decade. Because it's a whole decade of Venus and Mars doing their thing and trying to bring balance to that sacred feminine and sacred masculine all decade. So let's set up the decade really well. 2020, masterpiece keeper, and master builder, and set a foundation that's incredible.
Adrienne MacIain 14:05
So what are some tools that can help people do that?
Tam Veilleux 14:09
Visioning, you mean? Yeah, visioning. So for me, I always really, really encourage people to start at the foundation with values. What energetic values or priorities do you want to bring forward? When I do a workshop with groups I'll always say What do you want to carry into this year or this decade? And some will say, Better communication. And somebody else will say, I want a clean planet. Great. Those are things that matter for a lot of people, so we throw in all of that. But I tell my clients, like, five things that you'll live by every day, that you can make all of your decisions by. Pick five priorities, and that becomes your filter for answering every question. That's the number one tool I love to use is Know Your Priorities. In my world, the second step is break through the BS, break through the belief systems that will keep you from making progress toward your plan. And for me, Emotional Freedom Technique, tapping. Are you familiar?
Adrienne MacIain 15:19
Yep. Can you describe it for those who might not be?
Tam Veilleux 15:22
Absolutely. Emotional Freedom Technique is an energy psychology protocol that works to literally disrupt emotional energy inside of the body. So it's the physical process of tapping on meridian systems. And for those who are watching the YouTube, I'm tapping on my head, on the radio, on my head, between your eyes, near your temple, but on the side of your eyes, and under your eye. I go directly down to the chest, and I skip some of the facial ones, to the collarbone. And then I tap my wrists, and just repeat that cycle. And what you're doing is disrupting the energy field that might be carrying a negative emotion or sometimes carrying a positive emotion. I walk around my house tapping in joyful things for five and 10 minutes at a time to amplify myself and manage me. So yeah, EFT to break through the BS that's giving you a hard time.
Adrienne MacIain 16:18
So how do you catch those belief systems? How do you catch that BS?