PYTHIA BASILICA is a conversation within a space, an ongoing and open invitation to partake in explorations of cultural and psychological evolution inside ritually maintained walls. what began as an idea amongst friends - that through honest and open examination, we can evolve beyond our inherited traumas in order to create a new order, a new compassion - has become a forum for the philosophically and spiritually inspired to inquire and expound upon everyday phenomena. a space for sharing, understanding, voicing, and healing, pythia basilica is a sunlit urban grotto in Bed-Stuy that offers peace amongst the bustle as a means to reach new intellectual, emotional, and spiritual levels. here, we gather to communicate. it is also a space where we create tangible healing solutions in the forms of ritual waters and oils - potions. through the transference of energy, from the elements in the sky to the elements between bodies, healing and transformation are within our reach.
pythia basilica is maintained by Taylor Yates, a multidisciplinary intuitive healing practitioner. born in the Los Angeles desert with New Orleans Voodoo, Native American, and African heritage, she has spent much of her lifetime unpacking generations of cultural, racial, and ancestral inheritances in order to find her truest, deepest path. governed by the outer planets, she has put in countless hours studying and understanding generational behavioral patterns, specifically pertaining to Black Motherhood and post-traumatic slave syndrome, trauma & abuse, and race / queerness / identity. growing up under the tutelage of her psychiatrist father, she has developed a thorough lexicon of dream symbols and visual meaning and regularly experiences visions while administering healing practices. through her ongoing studies, she is committed to overcoming her many layers of oppressive patriarchal bandages to free the gifts passed down to her through ancestral healers and magic workers. using an intuitive blend of astrology, tarot, and Reiki (certified level II), Taylor is dedicated to assisting her community in accessing inner truth in order to transform our worlds and spaces.
explore your astrological imprints and potentials through several chart reading options, including natal, solar return, event, composite, and more. thorough examination and analysis of sun / moon / rising identities, north node + life purpose, south node + karma, aspects and themes, anaretic degrees, ancestral inheritances, patterns and psychology, and more. take yours home, hand-drawn with notes on archival paper. framed for an extra fee.
connect with your path on a visual plane through a tarot reading. layered imagery and a narrative approach give tangible insight to past, present, and future situations, opportunities, and matters of the heart. pull three cards as a routine check-up, or go further inward with a ten-card Celtic cross - readings are easily tailored to your curiosity.
for the person who feels like they never really know how to get the most out of horoscopes, hand over your birth stats and let the rest unfold in your inbox. receive insight tailored to the transits in your very particular personal chart to understand how aspects affect you in real time. one text or email per week with bonus personalized moon phase updates for upcoming new and full moons.
Reiki is a beautiful and restorative way to explore the roots of our blockages and clear ourselves of energetic residue. sessions include an assessment of goals and progress and often involve visions or other supersensory experiences. includes exploration of themes and ends with take-home assignments.
bring in your birth info, or the information for a particular important event, and we will discuss and explore the topic(s) of your choice! can be as broad or specific as you choose - use one session to develop basic chart literacy, or several to cover the individual personalities and potentials of houses, planets, centaurs, asteroids, solar returns, retrogrades, and more.
tutoring - 60 min
natal chart analysis - 75 min
weekly Check-in - per month
Solar return + natal chart - 90 min
$12 / 25 / 60
tarot - per session - 15 / 30 / 60 min
reiki II - 90 MIN
treat yo self - reiki & solar return + natal chart birthday combo - 120 min includes custom ritual water
rates are based on a sliding scale, no one is turned away for lack of funds :)
sessions 60 min + require a 50% deposit but rescheduling is flexible!
ritual is what helps us build structure; it can also help us unbuild trauma and scarring. through developing focus and intention on that which ails us, and dedicating our energy toward transforming our wounds into wonders, we can do powerful reconstructive work on our narratives, overturning patterns and spinning blockages into building blocks. using purified element water collected year-round during prime astrological transits, and locally and ethically sourced essential oils and natural artifacts, I develop ritual water focused on specific needs and desires. these potent potions are for those who are ready to excavate their ancestral traumas, develop personal agency, and manifest the fullness of their inherited magic and potential.
I am currently producing four variants of ritual waters:
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available as water or oil / contains crystals you can add to your altar when you are finished / $13
want to ask a question, book a service, or propose a custom session? fill out the form and I'll get back to you within 48 hours.