Astrology, sacred commerce, and business with Vanessa Couto

Astrology, sacred commerce, and business

by Michelle Lasley

Michelle Lasley is a mother, wife in Pacific Northwest learning to balance green dreams with budget realities.

April 1, 2020

Introduction to Episode

My guest today is Vanessa Couto, an astrologer with a mission to help people align their gifts, their purpose with their livelihood through their business. We discuss astrology, philosophy, art, and business – all with the lens of elevating where we are now.

Podcast Episode Summary

Vanessa shares a lot of thinking and philosophy weaving astrology, philosophy, art, and history into one. She asks us all to bring sacred and spiritual back into our businesses and our exchanges. And, she discusses how we can use astrology to do just that.


  • “We wouldn’t force people to do work out of necessity because they have to do the job. [People] would notice kids’ natural talents … and give all the resources … so [people] can do the thing they enjoy.”
  • “In astrology, we have something that says, ‘When you were born, you were the answer to a question at the time.’ Your configuration has a clue as to what you’re here to do.”
  • “How can we heal capitalism from its virus that’s attacked the system and taken over like a mutant?” 
  • The temple for the Oracle of Delphi read both, “Know Thyself,” and, “Nothing in Excess.”
  • “I would like to bring spirit back into business.”
  • “I would like to bring beauty back into commerce.”

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