The Basement AstrologersFeb 05, 2020
Kamala Harris' Nativity with Patrick Watson
Pod favorite Patrick Watson joined to discuss the nativity of VP nominee Kamala Harris. Along with a lively conversation about how the year's transits are hitting Harris' chart up-to and after the election, Patrick spent extensive time discussing Kamala's zodiacal releasing. The show includes a conversation about the astrology of the VP debate and a POTUS prediction from Mr. Watson.
Find Patrick: https://patrickwatsonastrology.com/ and on twitter @pwatsonastro
Exploring Pallas Athene with Erin Shipley
Erin Tack Shipley is a liberation-centered astrologer. She works to help you see yourself clearly and affirm your purpose, without burning out or abusing wellness tools.
For over 3 years Erin has provided astrological guidance to socially-conscious individuals through 1:1 counseling, written content, and live workshops. Over the last decade she has worked as an advocate, educator and capacity-builder within multiple intersectional feminist organizations, learning first-hand the challenges that pervade social justice environments. Erin writes about the intersection of wellness and justice because she understands how vital the relationship between them is for liberation - and how often that relationship turns toxic. Most of her clients are bad-ass activists navigating burnout or compassionate healers who are seeking to be more mindful of their capacity to do harm. Erin believes that people who work in justice should have solid support and that wellness leaders should conduct their work with conscious integrity. She understands that being well and being free are inherently linked - and we need both to belong and affect change for a better world.
Erin lives and works on unceded and occupied Native Karkin-Ohlone and Chochenyo Land (also known as Oakland, California). Her work is deeply influenced by her peers and colleagues as well as living healers, educators and activists such as Bayo Akomolafe, adrienne marie brown, Eryn Wise, Rachael Rice, Toi Smith, Carmen Spagnola, Jen Lemen, Joanna Macy, Donna Haraway and Layli Maparyan.
Native Land App can be downloaded on the apple and android stores I believe or accessed via this website: https://native-land.ca
Sogorea Te’ Land Trust is the Urban Indigenous Women-led organization in the Bay Area that I recommend anyone check out. I also suggest people look for Indigenous-led groups and organizations wherever they live.
adrienne maree brown's most recent blog post on callout culture: http://adriennemareebrown.net/2020/07/17/unthinkable-thoughts-call-out-culture-in-the-age-of-covid-19/
For the Wild Podcast episode 138 "The Bureau of Linguistical Reality” with Heidi Quante and Alicia Escott, which discusses the relationship between language and plants:
For the Wild Podcast episode 193 “Rowen White on Seed Rematriation and Fertile Resistance":
My Grandmother's Hands by Resmaa Menakem is the book on deconditioning racialized trauma in the body
Ari Felix Decolonial Astrology
The brilliant bruja, astrologer, & poet Ari Felix joined TBA to talk about practicing astrology for the revolution to come. As a practitioner Ari brings a mesmerizing blend of astrology, psychic talents and Afro-Caribbean traditional understanding. Ari applies their gifts towards the goal of decolonizing Western culture aiding their clients to lay down the burdens placed upon them by a system none of them consented to be a part of. Ari put the host in his place on more than one occasion. Enjoy.
Find Ari: https://www.saltwaterstars.com/
FB: Saltwater Stars @arianakfelix
Deon Mitchell - loud, Black, and trans traditional Astrology
Deon Mitchell is an eighteen year old traditional astrologer who spent COVID summer waiting to hear if they'll get to attend their first year at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in person. To keep themselves occupied Deon took Chris Brennan's course on traditional astrology, attended NORWAC, accumulated eleven thousand Twitter followers, and used their platform to tell white astrologers to take ten deep breaths before opining on how Venus retrograde impacted the riots following the murder-by-police of George Floyd. Oh, and Deon will be speaking at the Queer Astrology Conference 2020 https://qac.queerastrology.com/ July 8-12. Please enjoy the chat with this delightful young leader.
Find Deon on Twitter and IG: @astrobydeon
Gray Crawford - Planetary Nodes -> 2020
Gray Crawford is an Astrologer from Olympia Washington. Gray joined the pod to discuss the planetary nodes. The discussion began with the nodes of the Moon and explored the nodes of outer planets incorporating them with the Pluto-Jupiter-Saturn transits so many have linked to the times we're all living through. Specifically, Gray looked at how the South nodes of Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn are piled up in Capricorn and how events of the day reflect earlier transits through the bendings of those same planetary nodes.
Find Grey: https://graycrawford.net/
Debbie Stapleton on Virtual NORWAC & the Current Astro-Weather
Debbie Stapleton is an ISAR Certified astrologer, folk herbalist, artist, singer and writer for astrology.com. She explores where astrology, creativity, and healing practices meet through her holistic astrology consultations, writing, and classes. Her astrological paintings are part of her forecasting process, where she expresses planetary energies in color. Debbie joined to discuss virtual NORWAC and all our current astro-weather.
https://www.modern-mystic.com/about - Twitter @dsuede - IG @holistic_astrology
Saturn In Aquarius with Shawn Nygaard
Astrologer Shawn Nygaard joined the show to discuss Saturn's transit in Aquarius. As Shawn is a Minneapolis resident he discussed the transit with first person examples bringing the transit to life with events on the ground. It was a wonderful conversation with a great astrologer.
Shawn is a professional astrologer in Minneapolis, MN, where he does readings and teaches classes and webinars. He is is a Tutor for MISPA (Mercury Internet School of Psychological Astrology) and has been a speaker at the AA, NCGR, UAC, SOTA, and NORWAC conferences, as well as the Minnesota Jung Association. His writing has been published in WellBeing Astrology Guide (Australia) and The Mountain Astrologer.
Fin Shawn at:
https://www.imagineastrology.com/about-shawn - IG @shawnnygaard
Sol Johanssen: Eris-Pluto a time of Betrayal & Healing
Sol-Jo joined the podcast form Bergen, Norway for a wide ranging conversation about astrology and healing in today tumultuous times. Sol shared fully matured astro-language focusing on self-worth rather than self-confidence, and understanding rather than control. This was a great talk with a fantastic astrologer, therapist, teacher, writer and healer.
Links - https://sol-with.com/ - Twitter: @SolWith - IG: solwithjonassen
Gary P. Caton on Kelly Lee Phipps, Venus retrograde and the blossoming of astrology
Cary Caton joined TBA to talk about he friend astrologer Kelly Lee Phipps who is of blessed memory. Kelly foresaw the recent blossoming of astrology in many ways laying the tracks with early podcasting and video recording. Gary also shared his astro-origins and went on a brief deep-dive into the current Venus retrograde.
Find Gary at: www.dreamastrologer.com
Find Kelly Lee Phipps at: http://divineinspirationastrology.com/books/elemental-wave-chronicles-the-jupiter-saturn-cycle/
Shakirah Tabourn - Re-visiting Bernie Sander's Nativity
Shakirah "Kirah" Tabourn is an astrologer, author, educator and organizer. Kirah rejoined the podcast to discuss Bernie Sander's nativity in light of Sanders suspending his campaign for the Democratic nomination for President. The discussion included a robust treatment of Saturn's transit in Aquarius, the upcoming Saturn-Jupiter conjunction in Aquarius, as well as Mar's upcoming marathon transit in Aries. The conversation ended with a look at the nativities of potential Vice Presidential nominees
Find Kirah at:
Twitter & IG @thestrology
Demetrius Bagley - 30 years of Aquarius Transits
Astrologer and producer Demetrius Bagley joined the pod to discuss the effects of outer planet transits in Aquarius on the astrological community. Along the way Demetrius paints a first-hand picture of astrology's growth by recounting a number of cherished "astrologer" conventions and how innovation has impacted astrology.
On Twitter @vegand & on Instagram @demetriusjb
Pallas Augustine on Justin Trudeau's nativity
Canadian astrologer Pallas Augustine joined the pod for a nurturing, pandemic-tinged pod. The discussion started with how Pallas uses astrology in her everyday life and evolved into a conversation on where astrological focus can be most productively placed during trying times. Then Pallas discussed Justin Trudeau and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau's charts and how the transits of the day are immerging in Canadian life.
On Twitter @nineofwands
Stacia Secrerat Radial Self Care w/ the Moon
Stacia Secrerat is the President of the Oregon Astrological Association and an instructor at the Portland School of Astrology. Stacia is also the proprietor of Moon Deep Astrology. Stacia joined TBA to discuss radical self care with the Moon. The incredibly topical pod includes Stacia going through each natal Moon placement and discussing care with focused techniques.
Find Stacia at:
Wade Caves on Mondane Astrology and the 2020 Aries Ingress
Wade Caves joined the show for an in-depth treatment of mundane astrology and the 2020 Aries ingress. The conversation includes Wade's astro-origins, a brief master class on mundane astrology using traditional astrological tools, and a thorough look at the 2020 Aries ingress chart. Wade is a brilliant astrologer. TBA was incredibly lucky to have him join and unpack this uber-relevant topic.
On Twitter - @wadecaves
Caroline Casey Shares Visionary Activism
Legendary astrologer, author and creator of context on the Visionary Activist an Astro*Mytho*Politico radio show on KPFK Pacifica radio joined TBA for some trickster cahooting. We discussed Caroline's career as an astrologer, as well as her fabulous perspective on blending astrology, mythology, magic and direct action to impact the stories that shape our society. Lots of focus is offered to how the story of the 2020 election will play out. Caroline is a personal hero. I hope you all enjoy her visit as much as I did.
The Synastry of Friendship w/ Diana Rose Harper
Diana Harper returned to TBA to look at synastry and composite charts. Neither Diana nor Kipp are focus on relationship astrology. This podcast is an exploration of the charts using their personal charts as an example of non-romantic friendships. The conversation included how astrology impacts Diana's everyday life, relationship charts, and a couple of fun mystery charts to close. As always, Diana rocked.
Find Diana -
On Twitter and IG: @ddamascenaa
Locational Astrology w/ Charm Torres
Charm Torres is an astrologer and Tarot card reader living in Toronto Canada. Charm came onto the pod and shared a lovely conversation about locational astrology. Charm's input was especially enlightening when it comes to the multiple applications of the technique. We get to know charm, get a strong dose of locational astrology then hit a couple mystery chart. Charm is delightful. Enjoy.
Find Charm at -
Giulio Rocco Pellegrini - AFAN and Other Projects
Astrologer Giulio Pellegrini joined TBA for some long overdo astro-chat. We talked about Giulio's role as the Presiding Officer of the Association for Astrological Networking (AFAN). AFAN has a major event planned as part of International Astrology Day on March 20th https://www.afan.org/international-astrology-day-iad/. Giulio also talked about his excitement about AFAN's role in helping plan the upcoming United Astrology Conference (UAC). Then we caught-up about Giulio's research regarding the first Saturn square and previewed his upcoming talk at NORWAC discussing Pluto's influence on culture.
Fina Giulio at https://www.ethericastrology.com/ and on Twitter at @ethericastro
Sam Reynolds - "People of Color Made Astrology Their Own"
Astrologer Sam Reynolds is a cherished resource at the pinnacle of his profession. Sam serves on the Board of Directors for the International Academy of Astrology, the International Society for Astrological Research and the Astrology News Service. Sam also regularly appears as a speaker at astrological conferences world wide. Sam joined TBE to discuss the progress of the astrological community over the past 20 years and developments that encouraged people of color make astrology their own. In addition, the conversation covered Sam's discovery of astrology as well as some discussion of what the skies portend for the rest of 2020.
Find Sam at https://unlockastrology.com/ and on Twitter @sfreynolds
Bear Ryver - Reiki + Astrology = Chiron
Astrologer and Reiki master Bear Ryver joined TBA for a probing conversation about Astrology, Reiki and how it all goes together. The talk culminated in a thorough treatment of Chiron and the path to making our limits our strengths. The conversation ended with a couple prescient mystery charts and a fun prediction. Bear is wonderful. Enjoy.
Bear will be speaking this spring 2020 at NORWAC https://norwac.net/ and at the Washington State Astrological Association http://waastrologers.org/
Find Bear on Twitter @Astral_idsand on the web at https://psycheandsoulastrology.com/
Jo Gleason AYA, Trad Chads & the Nodal Shift
Astrologer Jo Gleason joined TBA for a delightful conversation. Included in our chat was her role as Vice President of the Association for Young Astrologers (AYA), the evolution of astrology in modern culture, the upcoming nodal shift and the recent square between Venus-Neptune and Mars.
Find Jo:t https://jogleason.com and on twitter @justjogleason
Kipp on Amy Klobuchar's Nativity - TBA POTUS 12
Kipp is the host of The Basement Astrologers podcast. Amy Klobuchar is the Senior Senator from Minnesota and a candidate for the democratic nomination for president.
Find Kipp on Twitter: @EudaimoniaAstro
Amy Klobuchar - 25 May 1960 12:56AM St. Louis Park, MN
Rob Bailey and Old School Astrology
Astrologer Rob Bailey joined the pod from Canberra Australia. We discussed Rob's astrological origin story, our mutual admiration for traditional astrological techniques and how we're working to breath life into the practices. As we wisely recorded the podcast during the Pluto-Saturn conjunction eclipse we topped the conversation off with some Pluto-Saturn and eclipse sprinkled with lots of current events from Australia.
Find Rob at https://oldschoolastrology.com/ and on Twitter @oldschoolastro
SJ Anderson on Michael Bloomberg's Nativity - TBA POTUS 11
Astrologer SJ Anderson joined TBA to discuss the birth chart of Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg. SJ is an American expat living in China. Aside from being a learned traditional astrologer, SJ is a fixture on AstroTwitter as a calm, poetic voice allowing the symbols of the day to dance in short, clear declarations.
Michael Bloomberg: 14 February 1942 at 15:40 Brighton, Massachusetts
Find SJ on Twitter @sjanderson144
Diana Rose Harper -Top Five Astrological Transits of 2020
Astrologer and Tarot pro Diana Rose Harper joined TBA to close out the calendar year with a look at the astro-weather for the year ahead. We both showed up to the conversation with a list of our picks for the five most potent transits of 2020. The limited scope of our conversation allowed us to go a little deeper into the topics at hand while still covering a ton of ground in what is set to be a consequential year.
Diana is a TBA favorite. She is as talented a practitioner of the divinatory arts as the upcoming generation has to offer and a delightful person to boot. Diana was selected to speak at the 2020 NORWAC conference. The astrological community could not be luckier to have her.
Find Diana at: https://ddamascenaa.com/ - https://www.patreon.com/ddamascenaa - https://www.instagram.com/ddamascenaa/ - https://www.facebook.com/ddamascenaa - and @ddamascenaa on Twitter
Alyssa Pashya on Pete Buttigieg's Nativity - TBA POTUS 10
Alyssa Pashya joined TBA to discuss Mayor Pete's birth chart. Alyssa is a passionate young astrologer who took a hard look at the condition of the planets in Pete's chart as well as how the candidate's chart interacts with the transits of the upcoming year. Adding spice to the pod we used a birth time uncovered by an astrologer who got it directly from Pete at an in person event. This episode also goes deep on a couple of fixed stars that show up in Pete's chart and the year ahead. Enjoy.
Pete Buttigieg 19 January 1982 7:11 AM South Bend, IN
Pallas K Augustine - Astrologer, Thinker, Teacher, Scholar Witch
Pallas K Augustine is an astrologer, thinker, teacher and scholar witch based in Victoria British Columbia. She joined TBA for a rollicking conversation based on finding spiritual nourishment in higher education, We also talked about finding the sacred sites in nature while growing up on the plains of North America. We threw in some Jupiter in Capricorn talk for good measure
Find Pallas: http://nineofwands.com/ & www.Spicaschool.com
Titter: @nineofwands and IG: @kastricks
Shakirah Tabourn on Bernie Sander's Nativity - TBA POTUS 9
Shakirah Tabourn is an astrologer, author, organizer, as well as the Founder and Editor In Chief of NFLUX magazine. Kirah is a sparkling voice in the broad world of upcoming astrologers. Kirah was nice enough to join the podcast to discuss Bernie Sanders' birth chart.
Bernie Sanders: 8 September 1941, Brooklyn Heights, NY no birth time available. https://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Sanders,_Bernie
Find Kirah at:
Twitter/Venmo/IG handle - @thestrology
Acyuta-bhava Dasa (Adam Elenbaas) on Donald Trump's Nativity - TBA POTUS 8
Adam Elenbaas is a professional astrologer, author and the founder of the Nightlight Astrology School. Adam holds an MA and MFA in English and Creative Writing. Adam is also a foundational member of the current astrological community. Adam agreed to join the show to discuss the nativity of a larger than life figure - the 45th POTUS Donald J Trump.
Donald Trump: 14 Jun 1946 10:54AM Queens, NY
Adam can be found:
Patrick Watson on Julian Castro's Nativity - TBA POTUS 7
Patrick Watson joined TBA to discuss the birth chart of Julian Castro a candidate for the democratic nomination for President of the United States. Patrick is learned practitioner of traditional astrological methods and is also the individual who uncovered Castro's birth time for Astro.com's data base. If you're interested in learning more about how to apply Zodiacal Releasing please tune in. Patrick puts on a masters class.
Julian Castro: 16 September 1974 2:40AM in San Antonio, TX - https://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Castro,_Julián
Find Patrick @pwatsonastro at:
https://patrickwatsonastrology.com/ - https://www.patreon.com/patrickwatsonastrologer - https://www.youtube.com/c/patrickwatsonastrologer
Arthur Lipp-Bonewits on Cory Booker's Nativity - TBA POTUS 6
Arthur Lipp-Bonewits is a Tarot reader, astrologer, angel medium, psychic and half of the Birds Eye Astrology Podcast. Arthur joined the pod to discuss the birth chart of Cory Booker who currently serves as the Junior Senator from New Jersey and a candidate for the Democratic Party nomination for president of the United States. Arthur proved to be a tour de force discussing psychic readings, angel mediumship, magical practitioners on the autism spectrum, as well as his new venture performing group rituals focused on individual daemons.
Arthur looked at Booker's chart using his style of Zodiacal Releasing. For those learning to apply ZR in their personal practice buckle-up we're taking a deep dive.
Find Arthur ar:
Twitter - @lipandbone
Instagram - @Readingsbyarthur
Flow Chart Referenced: https://patrickwatsonastrology.com/
Alice Bolan on Elizabeth Warren's Nativity - TBA POTUS 5
Alice Bolen is an astrologer and student of Classical Osteopathy. Alice was raised in rural Ontario and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Alice writes extended horoscopes for Vice's Astrology app Astro Guide. Alice did an expert job walking the pod through Elizabeth Warren's nativity. Find out why Liz is in for a big year - selfie line and all.
Find Alice at: @lobotomy
Serina Jones on Tulsi Gabbard's Nativity - TBA POTUS 4
Find Serina at www.mercuryrisingastrology.com/
Alexis Duong on Marianne Williamson's Nativity - TBA POTUS 3
Burgeoning astrologer Alexis Duong joined TBA to look at presidential candidate Marianne Williamson's birth chart. It was a wonderful discussion. Alexis brought some much needed youth to the TBA lineup as well as some firey Aries energy. Hopefully listeners have as much fun as we did taping it!
Marreanne Williams was born on 8 July 1952 in Houston TX at 3:53 AM
Check out Alexis at:
Youtube: Ayyries Astrology
Amy Green on Andrew Yang's Nativity - TBA POTUS 2
Find Amy at: amygreensastrology.com/
Andrew Yang was born 13 January 1975 at 6:20AM in Schenectady, New York
Find Yang's chart at: https://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Yang,_Andrew
Jason Kei on Spiritual Hygiene
Jason Kei aka Uncle Jason in Funemployed joined TBA to discuss all kinds of sweet sh*t. Jason is a cartomancer, astrologer and all manners of gritty, authentic woo. His explanation of methods of spiritual hygiene practice should not be missed!
Find Jason on Twitter: @jaysunkei
@Gimelresh on Joe Biden's Nativity - TBA POTUS 1
Joe Biden: 11/20/1942 8:30AM in Scranton, Pennsylvania - A
Find Gabe on Twitter @gimelresh before he finds you first;)
Kelsey Starts an Astrology Practice
Meredith's Last Pod
Kipp & Cat
Gemini Brett Eclipses the Pod
Check out Brett: geminibrett.com/
Shawn Nygaard-Archetypal Astrologer
Shawn has spoken at a number of astrology conferences. He is one of astrology's most givers of presentation. This was a great chat.
Please find Shawn at:
Matthew Williams: Astro-Twitter Reading Exchange
Find Matthew at: @worstofthewurst on the twitter machine