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37: What’s in the Stars for You? Self-Discovery Through Astrology & The Zodiac with Mecca Woods

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What’s in the stars for you? In today’s episode, Zuri is joined by astrologer and author, Mecca Woods. Z is still figuring out the whole " birth charts, planet alignments" of it all -- but your girl loves a Cosmo mag horoscope and astro-compatibility search as much as the next zodiac-newb! Wanna know your maybe-boo's personality type? Compatibility? Then LET'S GO.

Take a deep dive into the cosmos as Mecca explains what astrology is, how it works, and what it means to be a fire, earth, water, or air sign. She also shares how astrology can give you context when you’re in the process of self-discovery. Zuri and Mecca also tackle the important question of how Mecca’s identity as a Black woman intersects with the world and business of astrology.

If birth charts, rising signs, and retrogrades have you intrigued but you don’t know where to start, this episode is for you.

Tune in and join Zuri and Mecca in the world of astrology and how the stars can reveal what’s in store for you.

Info About Mecca: Mecca Woods is a New York City-based astrologer and author who works to help others create a life they truly want using their natural-born gifts. Her writing and astro-guidance have appeared in places like Bustle, Essence, Cosmopolitan, and on TLC. Her book, Astrology for Happiness and Success is out now. Her next book The Astrology Journal drops on August 10, 2021.

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A Closer Look at the Episode:

  • [4:18] How Mecca got into astrology and how she uses it to help others

  • [6:20] What is astrology and how does it work

  • [10:01] Breaking down the different signs and their elements

  • [15:33] How astrology can give you context when you’re discovering yourself

  • [20:03] Where to find your birth chart

  • [26:51] What does it mean when planets are in retrograde

  • [28:54] How Mecca’s identity as a Black woman intersects with astrology

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Zuri Hall is an Emmy award-winning TV host (Access Hollywood, American Ninja Warrior) and is the executive producer & host of this millennial-focused podcast that will empower women to avoid “best life burnout” through candid conversation, expert panel discussions, and real-life, human interest stories from everyday women.

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