Coinciding with the heliacal rise of Alphard (the heart star of the constellation), Sasha Ravitch and I bring you a dedicated episode to The Red Queen, Hydra. We discuss some of the differences between these serpent stars and other prominent ones. Through her many heads we see her flexibility as a spirit; multi-faceted and keen on survival. We explore her links to biology, sexuality, desire, queerness, and -of course- witchcraft. Sasha also speaks about some of her idiosyncratic practices with these stars including nebulas and deep space objects.
You can find Sasha at sasharavitch.com and on Instagram (@sasha.ravitch) and Twitter (@sasharavitch). You can find her multimedia Hydran-expression (@cultus.matris.hydrae) and some beautiful talismans to come on Instagram. Be sure to check out her upcoming classes at Astromagia 2023, as well as a soon to be published monograph through Revelore Press on the topic of Hydra.
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