So i saw this cool piece on Domino Kirke and immediately decided I had to astro-interview her. She’s a musician whose latest album The Guard is totes Neptunian and haunting-in-a-good-way AND a New York doula (birth attendant) with an apparently cult following…she is single mother to a three year old named Cassius – giving birth to him was what sent her zooming into doula world. (Her sister, fyi, is Jemima Kirke off Girls and she comes from this fascinating dynasty that includes drummer dad Simon Kirke and the Leo supermod Alice Dellal)
Domino sounded SO HAUTE SAGG – rad, candid, cosmically breezy that i emailed her….I think she’s kind of noble.
She lists her inspirations as: Motherhood. The South. Quick, old love. Writing lullabies for my son. Divorce. Grief. Losing my voice, finding it again, and why I lost it in the first place. She is Sun-Neptune in Saggo, Aquarius Rising & Moon-Lilith in Capricorn.
Mystic: You’re a mother, you’re writing a book, composing songs, touring to promo an album, helping mothers give birth, running a business…BUT would you agree that there is a kind of split archetype between women who are creative and women who are mothers, it’s not official but the idea is that motherhood = good, nurturing but not an artiste and creative chicks have to be a bit (a lot?) mad…you need a free bird lifestyle to be a she-creator???
Domino: I always felt forced to pick a side…yes. I was a musician all my life. It’s how I thought I’d make my mark in the world from a very young age… That being said, I always had a very primal urge to serve and protect new mothers and their infants, and mothers to be. I had a heightened intuition around small children and families. I understood strangers family dynamics upon first glance. You could chalk it up to a past life spill over, or me having a child of my own and being do moved by my own birth that I decided to start attending other people’s, but the truth is that my birth was pretty horrendous, and I would’ve given anything to get as far from that experience as possible in hind sight… The bottom line here is that I just feel like I finally gave myself permission to let it all in! It’s all me, been me from the gate. I grew up very boxed in, with ” arranged marriages” to people and places all over the place, but i have to say, the one thing my folks taught me in all that, which has served me greatly as a doula and a single mum, is how to drop whatever you’re doing in that moment and show up for someone else…every nook and cranny of my soul feels fully expressed now days and my music is finally as full as her belly.
Mystic: You’re Aquarius Rising (exactly the same degree as me!) which means you would always have felt slightly alien like as a child, you have almost a nursery taste in food (left to your own devices), like egomaniacal men & can’t stand to wear anything that feels like clutter…2006 would have been like a massive tug of war within your psyche but also – later you realise – the making of you. Does this resonate??
Domino: Lady! You got me to a T!!? not bad…I love egomanical men!!! I hate turtle necks, lip stick and sunglasses… As a child i felt very “truth seeky”… always alone, and slightly uncomfortable in groups. I definitely parented my parents, so always weirdly knew i’d be a young mother… 2006 ruined me, and woke my ass up all at once. i like mac n cheese, and canned peas and carrots… so yes, you’ll find me often just eating my kids left overs while standing up at the counter.
Mystic: You have the Sun conjunct Neptune in Sagittarius & in the Career sector; this is like a medium-type energy, amazing for intuitive flow, music & actually living from your instincts, which a lot of people pay lip service to but it is VERY hard to actually do. Psychic much? Do you have an active spiritual practice or set of beliefs that sustain you? Super lucid dreaming??
Domino: I can tune into most people and situations (being on the subway is no fun for me;) and its EXHAUSTING! “First thought – best thought” tends to be my mantra, which has worked out very well for me with laboring mamas… and in hindsight, with life in general.i had a run in with an old flame a few months ago… brought up so much, had to shut it back down, cuz man was that distracting! Back on track now… thank god.
Mystic: My fave song on your new album is White Light – I always think of white light as what you invoke for protection against the dark – what is your version of it in this song?
Domino: Its funny you should ask about “White Light”… it was written about my first love… we weren’t able to be with each other until i was in my early 20’s, but we met when i was 8 and it was over for me… he was the one i’d compare all to. He died 3 yrs ago of a heroin overdose, and the song is about “feeling” him after… Also, it’s about how i knew it would be the last time i ever see him after i saw him this one day on the street…
Mystic: You have Moon in Capricorn exact conjunct Lilith – the first wife of Adam…Do you know the story? Also known as the Dark Moon Goddess or even the Bitch Goddess, this is like an affinity with the shadow aspects of womanhood – you would actually be just as good with other aspects of gynae as you are with birth…miscarriage or even the chosen loss of a termination. Moon-Lilith in Capricorn is also the redeemer of so called fallen women. I don’t mean that you’re secretly a bitch (lol) but that there is some witch energy there, something about reclaiming the abandoned women, the whore archetype…
Domino: Reclaiming the “abandoned women”… um, ya, a lot of my clients are single or teenage. I’m attracted to broken women on the edge.
Mystic: And you have Venus on your South Node (past lives) so ALL your romantic relationships are karmic…
Domino: I really do believe that everyone I’ve known romantically i’ve known before…i always felt like i was playing out old stories with lovers… which is why i spent most of my 20’s heart broken.. .it was like “ugh! i have to lose you AGAIN!” I feel like i’m constantly re enacting. Hmmm.
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