40 DAYS of Incendiary Initiation. Embodying desire and dancing in the flames of repression, silencing, shaming and suffering from centuries of taming. 

With Sherene Vismaya, M.A. &

 Stefanie Iris Weiss, M.A. 


  • Courage

  • Primal Roots

  • Assertiveness

  • Facing our Fears

  • Embodying Desire

  • Burning through Injustice

  • Liberating Shame

  • Uncovering Repression

  • Unsilencing the Voice

  • Transmuting Anger


  • Ritual

  • Embodiment

  • Action

  • Self-Expression

  • Initiative

  • Self-Possession

  • Individuation

  • Physicality

  • Strategy

  • Discipline

“Because women tend to turn their anger inward and blame themselves, they tend to become depressed and their self-esteem is lowered. This, in turn, causes them to become more dependent and less willing to risk rejection or abandonment if they were to stand up for themselves by asserting their will, their opinions, or their needs." --Beverly Engel



Sherene Schostak, M.A., is a Jungian Analyst, and astrologer in private practice in NYC and San Francisco for the past eighteen years consulting, writing and teaching. She specializes in depression, shadow work, anxiety, creative blocks, eating disorders, and relationships. Sherene has pioneered her own unique approach to Jungian and somatic healing modalities combined with her background in metaphysics inspired by her yearly pilgrimages to India.  She is the co-author of several books including: Speculation Now; Transpersonal Astrology: Explorations at the Frontier, & Surviving Saturn's Return (McGrawHill). She holds a Master's Degree from New York University in Clinical Psychology, a Masters in Developmental Psychology from Pace University and post-graduate work in psychoanalytic studies from The New School and ISAP, Zurich. She has been the resident astrologer for Elle Magazine for the past decade. Sherene teaches classes and workshops internationally.

Stefanie Iris Weiss, M.A., is a writer and astrologer in private practice in New York City. Her areas of focus include sexuality, holistic health, social justice and politics. Her sex columns have run in and Ecosalon. She’s a regular contributor to the Forward and her work has appeared in Narratively, the Daily Dot, Nerve and many more. Stefanie has authored nine books, including, most recently, Eco-Sex: Go Green Between the Sheets and Make Your Love Life Sustainable (Crown Publishing/Ten Speed Press) and Spirit Animals: Unlocking the Secrets of Our Animal Companions (Chronicle Books). 

As one half of the Saturn Sisters, she’s the co-author of Fate of Your Date: Divination for Dating, Mating, and Relating and the seminal Surviving Saturn’s Return: Overcoming the Most Tumultuous Time of Your Life. The Saturn Sisters have been the resident astrologers for ELLE UK for a decade, and also write horoscopes for 



This is one of the last P40's. We are down to the final 4.

P40:: MARS

Imagine the power of delving into your inner world on a daily and nightly basis for 40 Days and 40 Nights--supported by rituals, insights, and community!

P40: MARS is a 40-Day Jungian Journaling program that you can do from anywhere at any time. 

For 40 Days and 40 Nights we will invoke the power and presence of MARS.

Even if you're convinced you're someone who simply doesn't have time for self-reflection, self-analysis and delving into your heart of hearts, even 20 minutes a day of P40 will change all of that.

You should be angry. You must not be bitter. Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. It doesn’t do anything to the object of its displeasure. So use that anger. You write it. You paint it. You dance it. You march it. You vote it. You do everything about it. You talk it. Never stop talking it.” —Maya Angelou


P40:: 37: MARS




We start our Incendiary Initiation with the Red Planet right on the heels of the Full Moon in Aries and in the midst of Jupiter entering Scorpio.

Mars (ruler of both Aries and Scorpio) is burning through our psyches and demanding we consciously embody our anger and aggression so we don't internalize this potent energy and let it consume, depress or embitter.



Do you internalize your anger?

Do you beat yourself up?

Do you have frequent accidents, migrarines or skin eruptions?

Do you have difficulty with physical discipline?

Have you experienced sexual trauma that makes you feel shut-down and/or unable to orgasm?

Do you let others walk all over you?

Do you struggle with indecision and an inability to assert yourself?

Do you stuff your feelings and desires only to later erupt or blow up?

Does your frustration come out as passive-aggression?

If you're a cis-woman in a relationship with a man, do you assume his seuxal needs, his role and his timing around sex is more imporant than your own?

Do you want more sex from your relationship but feel afraid to ask?

Do you wish to be more assertive, direct and decisive?

Are you ready to become more strategic and less reactive?

Do you feel ineffective?

Does the idea of self-pleasure conjure feelings of shame?

Are you exhausted?

Do you tend to burnout instead of burn through obstacles?

Do you need more "blaze" in your life?

Do you have a hard time standing up for yourself and what you want?

Is your sexual energy blocked or repressed?

Do you act out your frustrations and anger sexually?

Do you wish to have a more conscious relaitonship with your desires and sexual energy?


Mars Invocation 

Hail, Mars, ruler of red
Environment of Geburah
Where only fearlessness
Can tread.....
Come out from beneath
the embers so deep
Raise thy mighty sword
with blade all agleam
Impale upon it ruthlessly neat....
All doubts and insecurities.
I stand before thee
and want thy power
Thy energy and thy courage,
To cut away weakness
and false desire
To make me courageous and fair.
Impart to me your strength
Merge with me, Come with me
Oh gallant, tall and glorious Mars,
Walk through the fires
of conflict with me.

I read each email on the train and really appreciate your sharing and your guided questions like arrows piercing the truth.
Thank you. You are such a major part of my healing. Even my physical therapist notes the improvement, it’s on a cellular level.
Yes, your way of journaling is inspiring and you ask the ‘right’ questions to help me really think about my self and gain insight. Grateful. 

Lorae russo New York City

“Project 40 has helped me uncover fears and desires, clarify intentions, and bring awareness to my life. Like magic, the process has helped me to 'live the questions' to listen to myself and the world around me deeply, and to reflect. My heart has opened through the last three rounds, and though I feel more humbled, I also feel more grounded.”

Jessica Larsen Los Angeles

THE MARS-animus READINGS with sherene


In the MARS LUXE, MEGA AND MOJO packages you have the opportunity to delve deeper into this work with one-one-one time with Sherene and Stefanie. We have added personal video conferences to answer your questions as well different options of either 30, 60 (or both in the Luxe) to consult with us individually on core issues around anger, sexuality and embodiment of yoru desires without fear or shame.

Sherene’s readings focus on uncovering life themes, relationship patterns, and karmic cycles by interpreting the wisdom of your horoscope in the poetic language of archetypes. We will put special attention on Mars and your relationship with your inner animus (masculine) during this P40. We'll look at key Mars transits, progressions and relationship to the Aries and Scorpio influence in your chart including the 1st and the 8th house. We'll concentrate on the archetypal teachings and presence of Mars in your psyche as it relates to anger, aggression, assertiveness, physicality and discipline.

 The psychic mandala of the horoscope reveals our deepest entrenched soul patterns and psychological complexes. What is the Self engineering in this lifetime? What has the soul come to master? What is our purpose in this incarnation? Who are we at the most fundamental level of our being? If we were fully individuated, who would we be? What would that look like? What is our vast potential in our career, relationships, creative expression? These are just a few questions that the horoscope can answer. The art of the horoscope interpretation is not something one can get from a cookbook computer-generated report. Sherene has eighteen years of experience as a Jungian Analyst and professional astrologer in private practice in New York City/New York City. One reading is often compared to the insight gained in a year or more of therapy sessions. The horoscope is that powerful of a tool to self understanding. At the end of Jung’s life he said he wished he had studied more astrology as it is an invaluable and illimitable source of information about the Self.

Stefanie’s Sexual Astrology sessions will focus on the energetics of Mars, Venus, Lilith, and the 5th/8th house dynamic. She will analyze your relationship to your own desire principle and how it may play out in your partnerships, both long-term and casual. By examining the raw power inherent in your natal chart and the ways in which current transits are “waking up” your sexuality, she’’ll help you to identify blocks and untapped potential. 

Women’s sexuality is has been suppressed for millennia, mostly because it is such a potent force that patriarchal cultures feared its raw power. Before they feared it, they revered it, as we can see from the archaeological remnants of lost matriarchal cultures. Women’s raw sexual power, enshrined in statues, worshipped in temples, was crushed like a fire snuffed out and replaced with icons of motherhood. There’s nothing wrong with nurturing, but before we can take care of others, we must first put the oxygen mask on ourselves. Sex and pleasure can be the source of this life-giving oxygen, the kind that can wake up your inner fire.

By examining the parts of your horoscope that our own modern version of patriarchy frowns upon and exposing them to air, we will wake up parts of you that have been shut down. Whether by actual trauma or sexual abuse, or just the trauma of living in a culture of objectification, our bodies can turn off and shut down. This kind of horoscopic sexual initiation can change the way you look at your body, your ability to give and receive pleasure, your creative potential, and your primal power — both in your personal relationships and out in the world. 

The readings can be done via SKYPE, FaceTime or phone if you don't live in the San Francisco or NYC areas.


PROJECT 40::37

Mars: incendiary initiation


  • One 60-minute Jungian Astrology Consultation with Sherene  
  • One 60-minute Astrology Reading with Stefanie
  • 2  Personal Video Conferences with Sherene and Stefanie (10 people only)
  • A Customized Star Flower Essence and Essential Body Balm based on your Mars placement
  • 40 Days of Daily Written Personalized Feedback on your Journaling/Dreams/Tarot Daily Reflections from Sherene or Stefanie
  • 40 Days of Guided Real Time Inspired Astro-inspired Email Messages and Jungian Journaling. Questions written by Sherene and rituals and writing by Stefanie
  • Intimate Private Facebook Community
  • Guided  Meditations and Rituals
  • Jungian Active Imagination Meditation Recordings
  • and more...

Total Value ($4077) but you only pay: $897


  • One 60-minute Jungian Astrology Reading with Sherene (Value: $250)
  • One 60-minute Astrology Reading with Stefanie  ($167)
  • 2 Personal Video Conferences with Sherene and Stefanie (10 People Only) 
  • A Customized Star Flower Essence and Essential Body Balm based on your Mars placement
  • Six Weekly Journaling Feedback/Reflections with Sherene and Stefanie
  • 40 Days of Guided, Astro- Inspired Real Time Email Messages and Jungian Journaling. Questions written by Sherene and Stefanie
  • Intimate Private Facebook Community
  • Guided  Meditations and Rituals
  • Jungian Active Imagination Meditation Recordings
  • and more...

Total Value ($1247) but you only pay: $697


  • One 30-minute Jungian Astrology Reading with Sherene 
  • One 30-minute Sex- Astrology Consult with Stefanie
  • Personalized written feedback and interpretation from Sherene and Stefanie on one core issue. 
  • One Video Conference where Sherene and Stefanie answer your questions
  • 40 Days of Guided, Astro- Inspired Real Time Email Messages and Jungian Journaling written by Sherene and Stefanie 
  • Intimate Private Facebook Community
  • Jungian Active Imagination Meditation Recordings 

Total Value ($647) but you only pay: $397


  • 40 Days of Guided, Astro- Inspired Email Messages and Jungian Journaling written by Sherene and Stefanie
  • One Video Conference where Sherene and Stefanie answer your questions
  • Intimate Private Facebook Community
  • Guided  Meditations and Rituals
  • Jungian Active Imagination Meditation Recording

Total Value $297 but you only pay: $197

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