Selfie of Shannon taken on the shores of Lake Huron.
  • I’m Shannon Hugman, and it sounds just like it reads, Hug-Man.
  • I love words. Every day I drink out of a cup that quotes Dumbledore, “Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic” and he’s not wrong. Whether it’s reading, writing, or speaking, communication is my joy.
  • I’m a professional Astrologer who’s been following celestial cycles for the past decade.
  • In March 2020, I published my debut book, Analogies, Energies & Celestial Bodies, which became an Amazon Best Seller.
  • I’m not into traditional astrology and do not use it as a tool to predict…


Astrology

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Not everything in life can be measured, proven or pinpointed. These unknowns leave space for creativity, imagination and exploration. Astrology is best suited to those who embrace these traits. There’s a mystery associated with the stars; we don’t know what’s up there, we don’t even know if they are impacting us or if we’re making it all up. The beauty is that we get to choose. If attaching meaning to the cycles of the stars makes your life better, that’s incredible. If not, that’s just as great.

There are things in life that cannot be explained. Astrology is one of…


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Hey, you there, it’s okay to do nothing today. It’s alright to leave those emails collecting in your inbox, the dust gathering on the floor, and instead give yourself some space. Take room to breathe because even though it seems simple, it’s keeping you alive. Notice your breath moving in and out of your body like a cheerleader conspiring for nothing but your success.

Sure, things can feel complicated, they get heavy, and you, like many others, try to carry the world on your shoulders. But right now, it’s enough to sit in the breeze and let these words pour…


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Growing up, I lived on a rigid schedule of swim practices, homework, school, church, and other extracurriculars. It felt like there was no time and the whole routine was exhausting. I distinctly remember being a little girl and having only Saturday mornings for myself. I would always rush to my room, close the door and cuddle up in bed. I lived for the feeling of having nowhere to be. Ten years ago, I unexpectedly discovered the art of astrology. If you are thinking horoscopes and sun signs, I will ask you to set your preconceived notions aside.

Over the past…


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It’s been just over a year since I began writing on Medium. Looking back over the past 12 months, I’m surprised by the benefits of this platform. Here, I won’t summarize my earnings or recap my best-performing posts. I’m not going to tell you how to make this platform your full-time gig or complain about what isn’t working.

What I’ve received from Medium goes way beyond monetary gains. Still, it feels good to have some extra cash deposited into my account every month to do something I love: writing. My heart feels full knowing I’ve stuck to this platform for…


I’ve meant to write, wanted to write, promised myself I’d write, but still didn’t make the space for it. Do you ever feel like you have no room to breathe? No time? No space? Does the world feel crowded, like there’s no place to just be?

As a little girl blowing out birthday candles, I would wish year after year for world peace. I wanted wars to stop and suffering to be over. As an adult, my focus shifted from wishing to taking action. I worked with children, volunteered with my communities, and spent hours giving away content online. …


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It was a hot summer night in July of 2012 when my Dad called my sister and me, saying we needed to come home immediately. Making our way home, I explained to my noticeably nervous sister that everything was okay; why was she worrying so much? It was all good. She insisted that I hadn’t heard the tone in his voice; something was definitely wrong.

Pulling up to our childhood home, I saw an ambulance in front of house. My Dad came out and said two words that changed my life completely: “Mom’s Dead.” From there, things felt surreal. …


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Let’s think back to the ’90s, and 2000’s when having satellite TV meant endless options of entertainment. It was overwhelming for someone used to standard cable TV. Today, it’s a laughable analogy with our millions of choices on youtube, Netflix, and other streaming services, but stick with me here.

On August 8th, a New Moon is occurring in the sky.

From my book, Analogies, Energies & Celestial Bodies:

If we imagine a garden, the New Moon is our time to plant a seed. When planting actual seeds, we do not expect the shoots to sprout overnight. We can find patience in nature’s rhythms and know that our roots extend far beneath…


Do you ever feel like your work goes unseen? Does your brain constantly think of ideas and things to write about? Do you feel like there’s no way to capture all that flows through your mind? Are you exhausted and feeling unappreciated? Though we may not all become bestsellers or top earners, here’s to celebrating the writers who change the world with their words.

You show up day after day, page after page, and word after word. You’re reading up on how to better your craft, pitch your work and improve yourself along the way. You strive to share and…


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Have you noticed the Moon’s magnificence building as we kick off Eclipse Season?

An eclipse season features an approximate 35-day period during which it’s inevitable for at least two (and possibly three) eclipses to occur. Typically, there are two eclipses in one eclipse season, and two eclipse seasons in one calendar year. Eclipse seasons repeat in cycles of 173.3 days (somewhat shy of six calendar months). — earthsky.org

Let’s get this straight, I am not a scientist or astronomer, and I’m not a fortune teller. I’m just a content creator who falls somewhere in between.

Shannon Hugman

Astrologer+Author of Analogies, Energies & Celestial Bodies. A millennial making sense of the Universe. www.shannonhugman.com/buy-the-book

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