Many of us know that therapeutic astrology can be seen as a modern right of passage. Through in depth exploration of the birth chart, we can resurface from the depths of the unconscious with a totally new outlook on ourselves, our lives, and our world. But how do we maintain that state of awareness in our daily lives? How do we create an environment in which we are constantly recognizing our connection to the whole cosmos? It’s time to explore the possibilities of self made talismans, the benefits of ritual, and the many plants, stones, and colors that correspond to the planets and signs. As astrologers, we often stay safely within confines of our minds and words- but with practical magic, we can bring astrology back into our hands and bring the breath of life back into the world.