Wednesday, October 18, 2023

The Mayan Calendar and Mesoamerican Astrology

Discussing the Mayan calendar and Mesoamerican astrology, which is the indigenous astrology of ancient Mexico and Central America, with astrologers Kenneth Johnson and Chris Brennan.

During the course of the episode we talk about what is known about the development of astronomy and astrology in Mayan and other Mesoamerican cultures prior to the arrival of Europeans in the 16th century, when many written documents were destroyed during the Spanish conquest.

Kenneth explains how Mesoamerican cultures had complex and highly accurate astronomically based calendars, and how these were tied in with a pervasive belief in astrology, conceptualized as a connection and mirroring between the sky and the earth.

One of the key features of Mayan astrology was a focus on tracking the cycles of Venus, as well as the development of a 260-day sacred calendar which consisted of 13 numbers and 20 day-signs that were used for astrological purposes.

Later in the episode we talk about what happened with some of the western misunderstandings surrounding the Mayan calendar ending in 2012, and how time is seen in terms of cycles that have no end.

Finally the last point we touch on is the recent revival and expansion of Mayan astrology in modern times, and how a new system has grown and developed over the past 30 years

Kenneth is the author of the book Mayan Calendar Astrology: Mapping Your Inner Cosmos.

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Astrological Terms : Natal Chart

Horoscope drawn for a person’s birth. also known as a birth chart. the natal chart is a map of one’s life. similar to taking a picture of the planets a the time of one’s birth–the universe stopped at that moment in time. it reveals what the universe has to say about who a person is and what he or she may become. the chart wheel is a map of the space surrounding a person at the time of birth. the wheel is divided in 12 sections called houses. planets in the heavens are placed on the chart wheel in the houses that correspond to where they actually are in the sky at birth.

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Thursday, October 12, 2023

Astrological Terms : Masculine Signs

These are the signs of Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius. the remaining 6 signs of the zodiac are feminine signs. masculine signs are also referred to as “positive” signs.

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Monday, October 9, 2023

Astrology Forecast October 2023

Discussing the astrology forecast for October 2023, and explaining the upcoming eclipses in Libra and Taurus plus lots of Pluto aspects, with astrologers Chris Brennan, Austin Coppock, and Nicholas Polimenakos.

We spend the first hour of the show talking about the astrology of recent stories in the news, including new birth times for Dua Lipa and Elon Musk, the end of the writers strike, and the synastry between Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce.

Then in the second and third hour of the show we do a deep dive into the astrology of October, and give our predictions for the major transits and planetary alignments coming up this month.

At the beginning of the month we see the end of the Venus and Mercury retrograde periods, with Venus finally departing from Leo and moving into Virgo, and Mercury departing from Virgo and moving into Libra.

In October we also move into eclipse season, with the first in a new series of solar eclipses in the sign of Libra, and the last of a series of lunar eclipses in the sign of Taurus.

Pluto stations direct in Capricorn this month and begins heading towards a return to Aquarius early next year, and this also marks the final pass of the Pluto return of the United States.

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Astrological Terms : Houses

The horoscope divides the heavens into 12 houses. each house has rulership over specific areas of life.

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