We had the good fortune of connecting with Heidi Robbins and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Heidi, as a parent, what do you feel is the most meaningful thing you’ve done for them?
When my I launched my first book of poetry – This Beckoning Ceaseless Beauty — I had a party. My children were 10 and 5 at the time. I gave a talk and shared some poems and signed books. And even though the kids were little, I wanted them both there. My daughter (age 10 at the time) sat in the front row and beamed. My son sat with one of my best friends. I don’t know what they remember. But I always want them to feel and know me as their mama who loves them beyond beyond, but also a woman in the world creating and teaching and offering guidance. I want them to witness a woman who is doing her best to offer her authentic self to the world. I have always tried to include them in the WHOLE person I am. And I hope this is permission giving and freedom inducing for them both as they journey through their lives.
What should our readers know about your business?
I am an astrologer and poet. I grew up in a home that deeply valued artistry and spirituality. My life has always been a dance between the two. I started studying astrology in my early 20’s and grew my business over the next 25 years. My first clients were friends and I did their charts at the kitchen table. Friends told friends and my business grew. I have a thriving astrology practice now all built through word of mouth. We are in a bit of an astrology renaissance at the moment. It’s beautiful to witness how many people are now open to learning more deeply about themselves and the map of the heavens from when they were born. Three years ago, I started a podcast called The Radiance Project and simultaneously also started writing Moon Notes on Instagram — daily astrological encouragement and inspiration. My love of poetry and artistry started to blend and dance more fully with my astrologer self. Today, I can feel how both poetry and astrology are keys that unlock the gifts of our authentic self. They pierce the heart and remind us who we truly are. I am interested in RADIANCE and truly embodying the LIGHT we each are. My astrology practice helps us each name our super powers and obstacles along the way, while my love of the written and spoken word ignites the fire of our deepest, truest self. Living our daily life is an ongoing opportunity to live the light we are, and in so doing, help and inspire others to do the same.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Il fiore restaurant Descanso gardens Adi Herman – Bodywork (Adiherman.com) Meredyth Hunt – Hand Analysis (Meredythhunt.com) Kendra Smith – Kick boxing (forgestudiola.com) A.O.C restaurant Tim Burke – hair cut Head to Toe Spa Studio with Sharon – facialist La Copa Vida – coffee Adana – kabobs (amazing)
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Sofia Ophelia Diaz– mentor, great awakener and embodiment of love
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