Every week, we are given the amazing opportunity to connect and collaborate with an amazing woman from the health, wellness and personal development community. This is our chance to share this space with just a few of the incredible ladies around the world who are making change as they follow their passion. This week, Danielle Paige answered our questions for us!
Danielle Paige is an Intuitive Astrologer, Healer, and Spiritual Teacher who specializes in helping women understand the energy they were born under so they can clear blockages, find their purpose, and so much more! She uses your personal birth chart as a map of your soul and blends her astrological background with her intuitive abilities for a practical and soulful approach to helping you live a happier life.
She has been featured inThe Numinous, The WellnessWonderland, Over The Moon Magazine, The Purpose Fairy, JMag - JDates online magazine, Delish, Blog Talk Radio, Soul School by Inner Hue and she has made several appearances on the Marilu Show with Marilu Henner as her go-to Astrologer.
Danielle is also the creator of SOULcial Media Circle, a monthly virtual drum circle that helps people connect back to the cycles of the Universe. She has done retreats from Venice, CA to Florence, Italy and just completed her Moon Goddess Retreat in Hawaii in June.
Passion Yoga School: How do you use your work as a spiritual tool?
Danielle Paige: I believe everything in life can be a tool to help us so with my work I tap into the "invisible" and make it practical. I use astrology as a tool to understand your soul contract.
When I pull up a birth chart I can see someone's purpose, their behavioral patterns, their energy and help guide them to their highest good. It's not about seeing every outcome of their life. That I cannot do nor do I try to pretend because we all have free will every second of our lives.
I use my intuition (my connection with spirit) and astrology to help align people with their true self and move away from all those fears and limitations that we often pick up over time just by being human.
Astrology is a magical tool to help you become more in tune with the cycles that you're under so that you can understand how you're evolving....and when you do this it helps you as not only a human but also on the soul level as well. Remember, we are multidimensional beings, all limitations are an illusion.
PYS: The cracks are how the light gets in. Tell us how your core wounds have inspired your work.
Danielle: Ever since I was little I always felt alone. I've had this emptiness inside of me that was unexplainable. I always had wonderful and supportive parents but it didn't matter, it was something that I felt inside. It's not always something that you always just shake.
When I was young this manifested into depression partly from the emptiness but also because I didn't realize how sensitive I was and I would pick up on people's energy all the time so I had no idea of knowing what was mine and what was theirs. I just took it all in like a sponge.
Later in my 20's this manifested into an eating disorder. I think on some level I always knew there was "more" but I never knew what that was. The pain inside (even though everything on the outside probably looked fine) was still there and I ended up taking a semester off of college and going to a treatment center to get help. It was there that I started to realize the strength that I had. I saw people that were suffering for years and I used that as a mirror, I told myself I had too many things in life to do that I had to get a handle on this, and I did. It took many years to really learn to love my body and there are moments even today that I judge myself in the mirror but I have the tools know to remind myself of my divinity when my ego acts up.
That feeling of being alone as well as that hunch that I was here to do something larger was part of my learning about my connection to spirit. You see, the reason why I always felt alone was because I was disconnected from source. We all are in a way but mine (all I can do is speak for myself) was deep. I was always intuitive but I didn't really know anything beyond that. It took years of self discovery and then starting at age 30 during my Saturn Return where my entire life completely changed and I had to go in a different direction. This is when I really started stepping into my purpose. We all do, we can't truly become who we are destined to be before that because we have certain lessons to learn. It's just a timing thing.
This is where the light started...from my wound of feeling alone. Today when I feel that it's now my clue to let me know that I'm feeling disconnected from source...which is ultimately, disconnected from myself and my own love. So I go back to mediation, chakra cleansing, prayer, silence, self care, relaxing. I come back into alignment with my SOUL not my ego. It's a beautiful thing but was also a source of lots of pain growing up. But then again....isn't that how most healers find themselves?? :)
PYS: What is your worst habit and what are you doing to improve it?
Danielle: Oh this is an easy one! I'm actually really assertive and have a lot of masculine energy. Meaning I can run a business, do tasks, fix things, and push my energy out all day long! The term boss lady is kinda my middle name! lol.
Don't get me wrong, this is great and we need masculine energy to balance ourselves but I'm also learning how to receive, how to step back, how to allow, how to pause, how to be more gentle. I'm definitely fierce and that's great but I also have a side of me that's tender and sensitive. She's been hiding for a long time and now I allow that part of myself to show up more often. It's how I relate to my clients, I treat everyone like family (I have a moon in Cancer so it's part of my being!) and it's one of my greatest strengths that I'm discovering as well.
PYS: What advice would you offer to other goddesses working to actualize their potential?
Danielle: I would say stop comparing. It's so easy to these days especially with social media but most of what we see online is not real. I try my very best to always be myself! Actually, I am probably too honest as most of my followers know. (You never know what is gonna come out of my mouth! haha!) But be careful about putting others on a pedestal that may or may not be true. I can read energy so I see it all day long on social media. There are tons of amazing people out there but there are also people who have a following and are not in touch with themselves so it's not all authentic. Just don't compare because you don't always know the real story.
I will also add which goes along with what I said above and that's listen to your intuition. The truth is most of us know what to do. Of course there are always situations where we are confused and need guidance and that's ok but in reality if we listen to the soft voice in our hearts we will know the answers.
PYS: What does your daily spiritual practice look like?
Danielle: My spiritual practice is always changing. I am someone that needs diversity so I don't do it the same time every day but it does always involve these at some level: Kundalini yoga, chakra cleansing, meditation, prayer, salt baths, quiet/alone time and most importantly and this is a biggie because you can do all the spiritual practice all day long but it doesn't matter if when you get out into the world you forget it all. I practice trying to be my best self every day.
Now, I'm not going to sit here and pretend like I'm Mother Teresa because that is far from the truth but I do believe I'm good human and I try to see the good in people. Not everyone will be able to be on the same page as you and being spiritual doesn't mean you stay in touch with people that are not in alignment with your path, quite the contrary.
At the end of the day if when you do something you can ask yourself is this for my highest good and out of my highest good and if the answer is yes then you are light years ahead of most of the world. :)
PYS: What secrets (past or present) have kept you from living in your truth?
Danielle: Wow, this is a great question. Here is the irony.....for me what has held me back is trust/faith. Yes I realize this is the basis for what I do because I wouldn't be able to even communicate with spirit if I didn't trust in something greater than myself but my path has been nothing that is traditional and it's been very hard being thrown in with the "Joneses" when you are far from that.
It's ok now and I love who I am and how I see things differently, however, doubting my abilities and doubting that things will happen even though it's a on a longer human timeline that most people I know has been really hard.
It's funny because I can say I trust myself so much, in fact I trust myself more than most people, however, the Universe always knows what we need to work on and whereas that may be someone else's lesson mine has been to trust the intuitive, psychic, and mediumship gifts that I have. Say what?! Yes, I've had to learn, one that I even have these, who knew?! And two, that I can trust myself to receive this information, that everything I need is inside of me and I don't have to look outside of myself to connect with them. The trusting in the invisible is something that comes naturally to me but at the same time is hard because I have such a strong logical mind, hence the astrology that the Universe designed for me to work with....they knew this was my way in to spirit. Oh how smart they are! Always :)
PYS: Who inspires you?
Danielle: Katie Dalebout inspires me so much! This girl is wise beyond her years and just published her book, Let it Out! She is such a connector, wise soul, and someone that we will be hearing her name about for years to come. She's only just gotten started!!! Love that girl!