Melissa Brisbane

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Washington, DC, USA


Astrology, Counseling, Leadership Coach, Life Coach, Metaphysican, Psychotherapy, Tarot, Human Development

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About Me

My name is Melissa of Eighth House Wisdom and I am the Owner, Chief Metaphysician and Coach on staff. I am a licensed psychotherapist with more than 15 years of clinical experience working with adults, children and families and supervision other clinicians. I am also a lifelong metaphysician and there is nothing I feel more strongly about than sharing what I know and have learned along the way to help others. 

This has led me to undergird my lifelong study of Astrology with my mother and technical resources with formal training in 2015. I spent two years with my amazing teacher, Adam Elenbaas at the Nightlight Astrology School in the Natal Astrology Certification Course and then for a deeper application in the Horary Course, using astrological charts for divination. These studies reinvigorated my love of the esoteric and introduced me to the differences in modern psychologically-based astrology and the Hellenistic tradition (which only uses the 7 traditional planets). I've blended this new training with years of studying Tarot, Dream Interpretation and Archetypal Analysis in my current approach to working with others as a coach. 

I started Eighth House Wisdom as a way to share my thoughts, skills and talents with a wider audience of people. As a woman of color, I have a specific interest in sharing my accumulated knowledge with other minority women and fulfilling my goal of being a beacon light of self-discovery and transformation. For me, the recent discovery of Danielle LaPorte’s The Desire Map and then becoming A Desire Map Facilitator are part of fulfilling that vision. 

I believe in the use of soul, spiritual and emotional technologies, personally and with clients, to help us to align with highest good of all concerned. Their is wisdom that comes from illuminating aspects of Universal Truth, in support of making the best informed choices and decisions. The Desire Map is a soul, spiritual, and emotional technology that I am excited to support wise ones in accessing. My use of modern technology allows me to deliver in-person or web-based workshops and coaching solutions for various needs of today’s busy woman. I can't wait to connect with you on your journey to living an authentic, enlightened and good feeling based existence.

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Core desired feelings

relaxed, creative, free, fulfilled

Q & A

Q: What are your Core Desired Feelings?


Q: How / where did you Desire Map? What did you love about doing it that way?

I found The Desire Map through Instagram stories and purchased a digital planner for my iPad. By the time I completed the set up process I was hooked! The thing I loved the most about doing this work is how it connects you to your feelings. With this kind of clarity it is easy to make decisions for your best interest and highest good. 

Q: Tell me a specific story about how knowing your CDFs has changed your life.

Knowing my CDF it’s like having a personal coach with me at all times. Now that I have clarified the way that I want to feel at all times, it is easy to refer to this too for any decision that needs to be made. That has been especially helpful as I work on clarifying my coaching work in the future and my transition into full-time entrepreneurship. 

Q: Why are you passionate about sharing this work with others?

I am passionate about sharing this information with others because it has been so powerful for me. It acts as an internal locus of control and really helps you to remain centered in your personal truth versus caught up and everyone else wants to you to be.




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