Hymn to the Colour Angel

That is where i find you
Tucked among the grey
Oooh, you’re so yummy
It’s gonna be a good day

Oooh, all the color i see
When you look at me

I like the way that you communicate
I think about you when i
Contemplate the messages you bring
The divine song you sing

Round and round you go (direct)
Og uoy dnuor dna dnuor (retrograde)

Oooh, all the color i see
When you look at me

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Constellation Conversation

Yvette Angelique Hyater-Adams

“Black joy always lives in the revolution. And that was a story I needed to tell. And it does have to do with your ancestors. And it does have to do even with all of these voices and people that are literally trying to kill us off… what did Lucille Clifton say in her poem, won’t you celebrate with me? ‘Something every day has tried to kill me and has failed.’ Let us celebrate this.”
—Yvette Angelique Hyater-Adams, in this edition of Constellation Conversations

Yvette Angelique Hyater-Adams (She/Her) is a Poet, and Founder, Chief Storytelling Officer at Narratives for Change, LLC. She is a long time artist (musician and poet) who runs a narrative arts-based social practice to help women and girls use storytelling to create art, heal, consciousness-raising, activism, and advocacy. Yvette facilitates story circles and creative writing groups to unpack hard and complex issues (i.e., race, gender, misogyny, ethnicity, spirituality). She writes poetry and essay; conducts ongoing research and writing as Autoethnography and Scholarly Personal Narrative; speaker coach for TEDx presenters; curates literary events, and organizes art activism. Prior to forming Narratives for Change, Yvette served as CEO for a change management consulting firm and as a C-Suite executive in financial services. Today, Yvette is a highly sought after executive coach for women led systems using a narrative-based approach in leveraging relational skills and building team culture. Her work is known to help women and BIPOC claim their voice and story to better lead their whole lives.

Yvette is on the international editorial board for Practising Social Change; she is Chair of the Board for Alternate ROOTS; is on the Leadership Council at the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center, and on the Advisory Board for Generation Wow. In the fall of 2019, she was selected as an Associate Artist for a residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, working with U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. Yvette earned an MA in Transformative Language Arts (studying Creative Writing for Personal and Social Change) from Goddard College, a Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing from the University of Denver, and a BS in Occupational Education and Workforce Training at Southern Illinois University.

Yvette’s leadership and accomplishments are notable and recognized in a Harvard Business case study as a best practice for mentoring and African American Leadership.

Who is Mercury?

Mercury Astronomy

  1. Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun. 
  2. It is the smallest planet (excluding the controversial Pluto) in the Solar System with a diameter of 3032 miles–barely bigger than Earth’s moon 
  3. Mercury is getting smaller every day. It is estimated that the planet is about 9 miles smaller than it was four billion years ago. Astronomers believe this is happening because its iron core is cooling, thereby reducing the planet’s volume.
  4. Mercury has extreme temperature changes because of its weak atmosphere. Mercury can’t contain any of the heat coming from the Sun, so it goes through some wild temperature changes. By day the surface temperature can reach 800 °F (427 °C) but at night it can drop down to -269 °F (−173 °C).
  5. Mercury has very long days because it rotates very slowly around its axis. One Mercurial day takes almost 59 Earth days.

Mercury Astrology

  1. Mercury is the messenger of the gods and rules Gemini and Virgo. It symbolizes communication, travel, and trade. 
  2. It is the planet of day-to-day expression and communication. Mercury’s action is to take things apart and put them back together again. It is perceived as both  unemotional and curious.
  3. Mercury represents communication coordination. Thought processes, ideas, and sensory information from both conscious and unconscious sources all need to be coordinated and understood. Mercury analyzes, sorts, groups, and makes sense of things.
  4. Mercury in the natal chart reveals how individuals get their point across, how they study, and how they process information. Mercury, by its placement in a given astrological sign, shows an individual’s style of communication. By house, Mercury reveals where natives seek to have a voice as well as which areas of life they tend to intellectualize and give a lot of thought to.
  5. The symbol, resembles that of Venus, with the addition of a semi-circle (hat) at the top. Spirit (circle) over matter (cross), resulting in receptivity (crescent).

Invitation to Practice:
from Yvette Angelique Hyater-Adams

Write someone you love, your child, partner, nephew, niece, write them a letter once a year. A year of reflection; a year of what’s been going on in your life, how you observed them in their life and give that to them and keep a copy for yourself because now we have technology, we can keep copies for ourselves.

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