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Astrology Podcast – “The Astrology Podcast is a weekly show featuring discussions on technical, historical, and philosophical topics related to astrology, hosted by professional astrologer Chris Brennan.”
Nightlight Astrology – The website of Adam Elenbaas, who teaches traditional astrology and regularly publishes a variety of meditations and interviews.
Liz Greene – The link is to the Centre for Psychological Astrology. You can also find her here:
Interview w/Chris Brennan – In episode 152 of the podcast Laura London and Jenn Zahrt join me to discuss a new book by Liz Greene titled Jung’s Studies in Astrology: Prophecy, Magic, and the Qualities of Time.
Astro.com/Liz Greene – First steps in Astrology, An Introduction not only for kids, by Liz Greene
Demetra George – “Demetra George is a professional astrologer who received her Masters degree in Classics from the University of Oregon. She has been active in astrology since 1971, and in 2002 she received the renowned Regulus Award in Theory and Understanding. Demetra draws upon her background in mythology and ancient languages to create a unique synthesis of archetypal astrology and ancient techniques, along with travel to sacred sites. She is the director of Thema: Foundations in Astrology.”
Interview w/Chris Brennan – Episode 188 features an interview with astrologer Demetra George about her new book titled Ancient Astrology in Theory and Practice, A Manual of Traditional Techniques – Volume One: Assessing Planetary Condition.
Kelly Surtees an astrology teacher, consultant & resolute believer in the power of magic, intuition and spirituality.
Austin Coppock – “Austin Coppock is an astrologer, author and teacher based in Ashland, OR.” Austin is often a featured guest, along with Kelly Surtees, on Chris Brennan’s monthly astrological forecast on YouTube.
Mark Jones Astrology – Evolutionary astrologer and psychotherapist
Interview w/Chris Brennan – In this episode I talk with astrologer Mark Jones about his new book titled The Soul Speaks: The Therapeutic Potential of Astrology.
Becca Tarnas – “I am a scholar, artist, and counseling astrologer, and I am an editor of Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology. I received my PhD in Philosophy and Religion at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. My dissertation is titled The Back of Beyond: The Red Books of C.G. Jung and J.R.R. Tolkien. “
Interview with Adam Elenbaas – “In this video, I interview astrologer Becca Tarnas and we discuss what it was like finding her own way into astrologer as the daughter of a well-known astrologer.”
Gray Crawford Astrology – “I use astrology as an art of guidance and discernment for self-realization and awareness of one’s path and gifts.”
Jessica Davidson Astrology – Writer – Storyteller – Mystic
Benjamin Dykes – Traditional Astrology & Ancient Wisdom
Lynn Bell Astrology – As a master consulting astrologer with a multi-layered approach, Lynn’s work combines psychological and spiritual perspectives. Her interest in working with familial patterns first emerged from work with clients. After personal work in analysis, her training in Eriksonian Hypnosis led to work in family systems, and later, several years of ongoing research groups on the charts of families. Her book on planetary patterns in families, Planetary Threads, was first published in 1998.
Lynn w/Chris Brennan -In episode 104 of the podcast astrologer Lynn Bell joins the show to talk about the astrology of family dynamics, as seen through the natal chart and synastry.
Most of our discussion focuses on subjects that are dealt with in her book on the topic, titled Planetary Threads: Patterns of Relating Among Family and Friends.
Astrodienst – Create a free user account. Lots of articles and tools for working with astrology.
- Charts: Including a variety of house systems
- Custom Ephemeris
- Forecasts and chart/transit meditations by a variety of astrologers, including, Liz Green, Rob Hand. Very useful website for learning materials and up to date essays on current astrological weather.
Rob Hand & Steven Forrest in conversation – “Beloved astrologers Rob Hand and Steven Forrest share a rare and candid conversation on topics ranging from deterministic astrology to the philosophical underpinnings of astrological approaches.” Recorded in 2015 for http://www.AstrologyUniversity.com. Part 2 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Fcmi…
Water Trio Astrology Podcast – “Join Astrologers Cassandra Tyndall, Kelly Surtees and Alicia Shaich Yusuf for their regular videos on all things astrology. In it we look at energies of the week ahead and offer ideas and tips on how to consciously align yourself and the make the most of what is to come. We’d love to hear from you, so please leave comments on what you think or what you would like to hear more of.”
Q&A: Natal Promise and Planetary Transits – Adam Elenbaas discusses divination in general, emphasizing that it’s not so much the method as it is the motivation for entering into a divine place.
Vettius Valens Anthologies – Downloadable PDF.
Iridescent Infinity… – “With greater awareness of the planetary movements and
archetypal combinations, the individual human participant can co-create a more
emancipated reality through their own conscious participation. It is important
to emphasize that such participation is a co-creation, and is neither exclusively
subject to the independent free will of the human nor solely to the fundamental
principles of the planetary archetypes, but rather a constantly shifting
relationship between these agential entities. It implies both a level of responsibility on the part of the human being, and a trust in the ultimate, dynamic creativity of divinity.” Becca Tarnas
Astrology the Universe and You – Ka Malana’s wonderful essay on the bigger picture of astrology, notions of self and Self, the archetypes and planetary influence.
Thema Mundi – “The Sun and Moon, the two luminaries, are assigned to the two signs that correspond to the brightest and warmest times of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, Cancer and Leo. The other planets are assigned to signs by halving the zodiac between Cancer and Leo and assigning each planet to one sign on the solar half and each on the lunar half. Mercury is assigned to the two signs next to the luminaries, Gemini and Virgo, because it never travels more than one sign away from the Sun. Venus is assigned to the next two signs, Taurus and Libra, because it never gets more than two signs away. Jupiter and Mars are assigned to their signs Sagittarius and Pisces, and Aries and Scorpio, respectively, in this same way. Finally, Saturn is assigned to Capricorn and Aquarius because of the cold and lack of light during this time of the year.”
Additional resources on the thema mundi:
Astrology and Christianity Resources
Dr. Michael Ward:
- Websites – Planet Narnia
- YouTube Lectures/Interviews:
- Website – The Rev. Nate Craddock
- Podcast – w/Chris Brennan
William Lilly and Christian Astrology:
Perhaps it all depends on the definition of “divination.” In common parlance, the word has come to prefer the definition of predicting the future, if not outright manipulation of it. As in alchemy, astrology in many cultures is a cosmological arrangement of the world, from the mundane events on planet Earth, outward into the heavens, and beyond to God, or that which transcends the world of physical senses.
Judging by the frequent use of astrological symbols and figures in art and literature, it wasn’t Christianity that discredited it as a way to understand it as God’s ordering principle, but the knowledge that science brought in the 16th and 17th centuries that turned an animated, ensouled world into rocks, gas, vapor and liquids.
Another question to ask those who have religious objections to the study and practice of systems of divination is, in what ways do we moderns carry out forecasting the future without the use of any recognized system? Isn’t any ordering mental construct a form of divination? Do we weave the story of past, present and future without a system of predictability? All ratiocination is a string of logic of outcomes.
It’s also fairly easy to argue that the move away from a theological cosmos to a mathematically scientific one, doesn’t do away with divination, but puts human power in the seat of God. The scientific method, at root, begins with divination when it uses the criteria of repetition to validate what we know and how we can use that knowledge.
My experience with both astrology and alchemy very much mirrors my experience with prayer and meditation: one first finds the need to make space in one’s life for reflective quieting of the mind, heart, body. Within that space, we discover something unknown and sometimes unsettling, that helps teach us to refine, not only our vision of the future, but our understanding of the present, including our relationship to power and powerlessness. That, for me, is the beginning of wisdom, or the knowledge of God.
late 14c., divinacioun, “act of foretelling by supernatural or magical means the future, or discovering what is hidden or obscure,” from Old French divination (13c.), from Latin divinationem (nominative divinatio) “the power of foreseeing, prediction,” noun of action from past-participle stem of divinare, literally “to be inspired by a god,” from divinus “of a god,” from divus “a god,” related to deus “god, deity” (from PIE root *dyeu- “to shine,” in derivatives “sky, heaven, god”). Related: Divinatory.
Divination hath been anciently and fitly divided into artificial and natural; whereof artificial is when the mind maketh a prediction by argument, concluding upon signs and tokens: natural is when the mind hath a presention by an internal power, without the inducement of a sign. [Francis Bacon, “The Advancement of Learning,” 1605]