Audacious Wendy brings an astrological topic to the table – the second Saturn Return. According to her chart, hers promises to be a triple whammy, but she’s hoping to make the best of it. We talk about our various shake ups during our first Saturn Returns, major life challenges in general, and we give some time to skepticism in the midst of all the planetary woo-woo.
Spring is finally here! Wendy has stripped down to one layer of clothing and the seeds are sprouting. Learn about planting by the moon’s phases, and all manner of garden tips. Get dirty with us in the dirt!
and cats in the sun:
Earth Magic | Gardening in New Jersey | Spring, Ostara
In this episode, recorded in February in the midst of a cold and dreary winter, we talk about the Spring Equinox, Ostara, how it’s been perceived throughout history, and what it means to us. We talk about “spring cleaning”, Passover, daylight savings time, and wind up in a discussion about mid-life and astrology with a focus on Saturn and the Saturn return. We talk about an Ostara ritual, sympathetic magic and what’s thawing out. And finally we talk about the mythology behind standing an egg on its end at the equinox, and its occurrence in a West Wing episode “Evidence of Things Not Seen” (a screencap from which appears in the header of this post).
Happy spring, everyone!
Precipitate: to hasten the occurrence of; bring about prematurely, hastily, or suddenly: to precipitate an international crisis.
In this podcast, we discuss the role of Astrology in the current economic crisis.
Some non-astrological background information about the economic issues the world is facing can be found on these NPR podcasts:
NPR has been running some VERY good explanatory podcasts on “Fresh Air” about the financial crisis for the past couple of weeks.
And a post on a LiveJournal blog, which explains something about international investment banking and why credit is drying up now.
Some data that we didn’t have when we recorded the podcast, but that we looked up later on:
The “Crash of 1929”, according to Wikipedia occurred on 3 dates: 10/24 and then 10/28-10/29 of 1929. Mercury was in Libra during this period. It went retrograde at 23Libra on 9/28, and went direct at 08Libra on 10/17. Mercury was in the “shadow” until 11/2. Venus was also in Libra during this time, and Mars was in Scorpio.
The “Crash of 1987” was the next big one. This happened on 10/19/1987. Mercury went retrograde at 13Scorpio on 10/16 and went direct at 27Libra on 11/6.
There was another huge drop in the market on 9/17/2001 (as a reaction to 9/11). Mercury went retrograde in Libra on 10/1/2001.