Laurin: [00:00:00] Welcome to the Curiously Wise podcast. I'm your host, Laurin Wittig. This podcast is all about honoring, sharing and celebrating the natural and experiential wisdom of my guests through curiosity provoking conversations, shared stories, and tips we've all gathered along this journey. And from time to time, I'll be sharing my own stories and my own wisdom in solo episodes.
Oh, and we'll be laughing. A lot. I invite you to join in the fun as we uncover the unique wisdom we each carry within us. Ready? Let's get curious.
Hello, and welcome to Curiously Wise. I'm Laurin Wittig, your host. And I have Brana Mijatovic with me today, who I've known for quite a while now. She was a member of my Wise Women's Circle back pre pandemic [00:01:00] and we realized that Brana and I have never really had a time to really just have a good one on one conversation.
So I'm really excited today. Let me tell you a little bit about her. Brana Mijatovic PhD was born with extra sensory abilities and has developed her gifts to provide multidimensional energetic healing that creates rapid personal transformation. Her work with Tesla healing, soul astrology and crystal frequencies quickly clears energetic blocks, expands intuitive abilities and increases personal energy.
She also holds meditation classes and teaches workshops on energy healing throughout the Metropolitan Hampton Roads, Virginia area. So welcome to Curiously Wise, Brana. I'm so glad you're here.
Brana: Hi, Laurin! It is my pleasure. And I'm so happy that we are having this conversation.
Laurin: Yes, I think it's gonna be awesome. I get to ask things I'm curious about, and Brana is really an expert on two things I'm very curious about. One is astrology and the [00:02:00] other is crystal. So we're gonna talk about those today. But I wanna start with, first of all, today is July 17th, 2022 when we're recording this. And I'd like to ask Brana to start just by telling us about the astrology for today.
Brana: So today we have a lot of water element energy. We have sun on the 24th degree of Cancer. We have a Mercury on the 25th degree of Cancer. Currently we have moon on the 17th degree of Pisces. And I say currently, because the moon is gonna actually move, all the other planets are gonna stay on their degrees pretty much throughout the day, but the moon is gonna move.
And right now, it is on the 17th degree. And then we have Neptune on the 25th degree of Pisces. So that's a lot, a lot, a lot of water energy. Not just because of the four placements, but because we also have what are known as the luminaries which exert a lot of energy on our physical [00:03:00] bodies on our mental and emotional states.
And of course, then we have luminaries, meaning sun and moon. And then of course we have Mercury, which influences our thinking. So we are going to really just go with the flow I feel in this conversation, even though we have planned things ahead of time. We have a general idea and the specific ideas which we're gonna talk about, but I have a feeling that this water element is really just going to take us as the conversation flows in many different directions.
Laurin: Yeah. Yeah. Okay. So I'm not even gonna try to understand all the angles and stuff. But how is, how would that be different? Say from my particular astrology for the day?
Brana: So the first thing is that I have not even said where all the planets are. I have just mentioned those that are in water. And those that are in water element today are the strongest simply because of, as you said, how much pool they exert and of the relative importance when it [00:04:00] comes to the whole theory that stands behind astrology.
So, on some level, astrology can be understood and thought from a very simple perspective. And then there are many, many, many layers and many theoretical underpinnings that if you're an astrologer, this is what distinguishes you from somebody who just knows a little bit about it. They have picked up as they were reading about it online.
So the way that the general astrology differs from a personal astrology or natal astrological chart is that when we are born, this is the moment when we actually take our first breath, this is the moment when it is believed that the energies of the universe are imprinted into our psyche and into everything that we are as a human being.
So some people say into our soul. So that is [00:05:00] the natal chart. So when an astrologer is asking you for your birth time birthplace, and then the most importantly the, so I said the birth, the birth date, the birth place and the birth time. So most importantly, the birth time. The time is important because a lot of things depend on it.
But even if we don't have the time, we still have a lot of information. But the point is then the planets continue to move. So the astrologer can see where the planets were at that moment in time when you were born, but the planets continue to move through the sky. Right? And so at any given day, they're in a different place.
Brana: And so when I look at an astrological placement of the planets in the sky, as they are today, completely independent of anybody's personal chart, what I can see is the general flow of energy. So what is general flow of energy is going to be [00:06:00] influential, but at the same time, there is another layer as to how is that going to influence somebody who is a Pisces is going to be different from how is that going to influence somebody who is a tourist or somebody who is an Aries. So this is just a super brief example in a very general example, but I hope it gives you a little bit of a perspective as to how it differs.
Laurin: Yeah. Yeah, no, that's helpful. Cuz you see the daily horoscope and then you talk to somebody like you, who is so deeply into this and, and understands it at a, a level I've never experienced through anybody else. So and I, I just wanna talk for a second about. Why astrology is so important?
And I know you use it a lot in your work, and I know a lot of people I know, you know, are really use it as a guide and as a deeper understanding of themselves. And I, I told you before we started working that I was for a long time a skeptic. I mean, I used to love to read my horoscope in the newspaper back when we had [00:07:00] newspapers, but it was always just sort of for fun.
Even when I first met you. It's gotta be what, four years ago now? I think 2018 was when the circle started. I didn't really understand why it would even work. Why, why were the planets, you know.
Brana: Right, right.
Laurin: But I had also started getting on this journey of awakening and starting to learn about how we're all one, we're all part of the same vibrational soup as I like to call it. In one of those aha moments I had, it was like, oh, okay. I get astrology now because the planets are vibrating at different places at different times at different ways. And we are also vibrating and it's definitely gonna affect us.
Brana: Yeah. Yeah, exactly.
Laurin: Yeah, so that for me was a really eye-opening moment when I kind of put those together and understood more fully how really the universe, I mean, even if you're just a scientist, that universe affects all of us in ways all the time.
Brana: Exactly. So there is once again, a very, [00:08:00] very deep and very complex answer to all of that. And I'm gonna try to make it really as brief and as concise as possible.
Brana: But those people who are listening for the first time, hearing something about astrology, just know that the history of astrology goes back 4,000 years, if not longer.
So for 4,000 years, people have been observing the sky. And at first astronomy and astrology were the same thing. The reason they were the same thing is because people did not look at the sky just to take measurements. But actually, to understand if there is some sort of a meaning to what is happening in the sky.
And so the first written accounts come from Mesopotamia, oftentimes this is referred to as the Babylonian writing on astrology and it was still in cuneiform letters or in cuneiform form of writing on clay tablets, where they would write down, you know, [00:09:00] Venus was here in the sky here and here, and this is what happened.
So at first it was just observation of how the planet's position in the sky correlates with what's happening locally on the ground.