Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Episode #14 Recorded 12/11/11

For Part One it was me and Delia Shargel again, and we had a fun time with this podcast.  Delia starts us off with another check-in about her current long-lasting Jupiter-Moon transit, and some of the healing benefits she has received from it.  Next, I share some of my recent experience with my new transit of  Saturn conjoining my natal Sun.  I discuss the challenges of working with this new energy given the power of my natal Moon square Neptune.  We then discuss the ways in which the Moon-Jupiter archetype balances and corrects for the Sun-Saturn archetype, and vice versa.  We conclude the segment with a discussion of composer and child prodigy Jay Greenberg, looking at the astrological correlations to his genius.

In Part Two Rick Tarnas joins us, and he brings two fun correlations for discussion.  We start off looking at the amazing 2008 Beijing Olympic swimming 4x100 swim relay in which swimmer Jason Lezak was responsible for a stunning upset of the French team, who were solidly in the lead when Lezak dove into the pool.  Next, Rick explores a recent powerful performance by singer Adele on the MTV music video awards ceremony of her song "Someone Like You."  We conclude the segment with a discussion of how the phenomenon of archetypal multivalence can result in the same archetype manifesting in exactly opposite ways in different cases.  We explore several examples of how this can happen, like with the Venus-Saturn archetype which can, in some cases, correlate to loss of love, and in other cases can correlate with enduring love.



You can also download the mp3 file directly to your computer by clicking on this highlighted text.  It will take you to the server that is hosting the sound-file.  There are different options for downloading the file, but on the left side of the page you will see a window that says "Listen to Audio," and in the lower half of that window it says "play/download."  Click on the blue link here that says "VBR ZIP"  This should download a compressed version of the mp3 file.  After it downloads it should open into an mp3 file that you can listen to with iTunes.  You can also download what is called an "Ogg" file, and this is a smaller file, but you will need compatible software.


And here is the link for direct download of Part Two.

Show Breakdown-

Part One-

00:00- Introductions and Overview

06:00-  Delia starts us off with another check-in about her current long-lasting Jupiter-Moon transit, and some of the healing benefits she has received from it.

34:15-  Next, I share some of my recent experience with my new transit of  Saturn conjoining my natal Sun.  I discuss the challenges of working with this new energy given the power of my natal Moon square Neptune.

1:11:30- We then discuss the ways in which the Moon-Jupiter archetype balances and corrects for the Sun-Saturn archetype, and vice versa.


1:28:12- We conclude the segment with a discussion of composer and child prodigy Jay Greenberg, looking at the astrological correlations to his genius.


2:00:14- End Part One

Part Two:



00:00- We start off looking at the amazing 2008 Beijing Olympic swimming 4x100 swim relay in which swimmer Jason Lezak was responsible for a stunning upset of the French team, who were solidly in the lead when Lezak dove into the pool. 

38:00-  Next, Rick explores a recent powerful performance by singer Adele on the MTV music video awards ceremony of her song "Someone Like You." ceived from it.

1:01:00-  We conclude the segment with a discussion of how the phenomenon of archetypal multivalence can result in the same archetype manifesting in exactly opposite ways in different cases.  We explore several examples of how this can happen, like with the Venus-Saturn archetype which can, in some cases, correlate to loss of love, and in other cases can correlate with enduring love.

1:29:20- Finis!
Delia Shargel, MFT, has been studying archetypal astrology with Richard Tarnas since 1995. She received her M.A. in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and has been in private practice as a licensed psychotherapist in San Francisco since 2001. She specializes in depth work with individuals and couples, and can be reached at deliashargelmft@sbcglobal.net or (415) 978-9220.





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Richard Tarnas is the founding director of the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program at the California Institute of Integral Studies. A graduate of Harvard University and Saybrook Institute, he was formerly director of programs and education at Esalen Institute.

He is author of The Passion of the Western Mind and Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View, which received the Book of the Year Prize from the Scientific and Medical Network in Great Britain. For more information on his work, please visit www.cosmosandpsyche.com  and  www.archaijournal.org

Exact birth time from B.C.

Exact birth time from B.C.

Charts and Resources Part One:









Charts and Resources Part Two:


Birth Data from Wikipedia. No birth time, so chart is cast to noon.



Birth Data from Wikipedia. No birth time, so chart is cast to noon.




Sunday, November 13, 2011

Episode #13 Recorded 11/13/11

It was the full crew again this time, and Delia, Chad and Jessica joined me for another very fun show.  We start off in the first segment discussing some of the collective alignments, emphasizing their positive potential.  We discuss the Moon-Saturn-Neptune grand trine, the Mars-Jupiter Pluto grand trine, and then Jessica focuses in on the Mercury-Venus conjunction, and we all share our thoughts on that combination. Next, Delia brings in a song by Demien Rice, focusing on how his Sun-Neptune conjunction relates to the theme of romantic projection contained in the song, and this then leads to a broader conversation about projections and astrology.  Lastly, Chad ends the first segment with a discussion of this year's dramatic World Series, focusing on the chart and transits of series MVP David Freese.

In the second segment we devote all of our time to an archetypal exploration of the band Mumford and Sons, focusing in particular on Marcus Mumford's natal chart, and his Venus-Uranus-Saturn (Neptune) conjunction, which is all square to Jupiter.  We listen to four of the group's songs and we analyze each one for connections to Mumford's chart and transits.



You can also download the mp3 file directly to your computer by clicking on this highlighted text.  It will take you to the server that is hosting the sound-file.  There are different options for downloading the file, but on the left side of the page you will see a window that says "Listen to Audio," and in the lower half of that window it says "play/download."  Click on the blue link here that says "VBR ZIP"  This should download a compressed version of the mp3 file.  After it downloads it should open into an mp3 file that you can listen to with iTunes.  You can also download what is called an "Ogg" file, and this is a smaller file, but you will need compatible software.


And here is the link for direct download of Part Two.


Show Breakdown-

Part One-

00:00- Jessica starts us off with a Jung quotation and we have a brief discussion about living life as a lucid dream. 

03:20-  Introductions and Overview

07:09-  We take a look at our current (at the time of the recording) collective alignments, emphasizing their positive potential.  We discuss the Moon-Saturn-Neptune grand trine, the Mars-Jupiter Pluto grand trine, and then Jessica focuses in on the Mercury-Venus conjunction, and we all share our thoughts on that combination.


46:28-  Next, Delia brings in a song by Demien Rice, focusing on how his Sun-Neptune conjunction relates to the theme of romantic projection contained in the song, and this then leads to a broader conversation about projections and astrology.


1:14:10-  Chad ends the first segment with a discussion of this year's dramatic World Series, focusing on the chart and transits of series MVP David Freese.


1:31:20- End Part One


Part Two:


00:00- In the second segment we devote all of our time to an archetypal exploration of the band Mumford and Sons, focusing in particular on Marcus Mumford's natal chart, and his Venus-Uranus-Saturn (Neptune) conjunction, which is all square to Jupiter.  We listen to four of the group's songs and we analyze each one for connections to Mumford's chart and transits.

1:14:36- Finis.





Delia Shargel, MFT, has been studying archetypal astrology with Richard Tarnas since 1995. She received her M.A. in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and has been in private practice as a licensed psychotherapist in San Francisco since 2001. She specializes in depth work with individuals and couples, and can be reached at deliashargelmft@sbcglobal.net or (415) 978-9220.





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Jessica Garfield-Kabbara has been studying astrology since 2007. She is a practicing archetypal astrologer, doing joint readings with her partner Chad Harris in San Francisco. She is also a faculty member of the Institute of Archetypal Cosmology. Contact information is www.archetypalview.com

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Chad Harris has been studying astrology for the last 14 years. He is on the faculty and is technical director at the Institute of Archetypal Cosmology.  For the past 7 years he has been a teaching assistant for Richard Tarnas at the California Institute of Integral Studies.  He does joint readings with his partner Jessica Garfield-Kabbara in San Francisco.  Contact information is www.archetypalview.com 


Exact birth time from B.C.
Exact birth time from B.C.

Charts and Resources Part One:



Birth Data from Wikipedia. No birth time, so chart is cast to noon.


Birth Data from Wikipedia. No birth time, so chart is cast to noon.







Charts and Resources Part Two:



Birth Data from Wikipedia. No birth time, so chart is cast to noon.




Sunday, October 23, 2011

Episode #12 Recorded 10/22/11


We had another great recording session, and this time it was just me and my good friend Delia Shargel.  Below you can find a show breakdown with the exact times listed of when we begin certain discussions, so that you can go directly to whatever part of the show you are most interested in.  Below you can also find most of the charts that we discuss, and links to any outside resources that we refer to.

In the first segment we start with a discussion of the recent death of Steve Jobs, and we discuss our love for all things Apple, and also look at the correlations to Jobs' natal chart.  Next, Delia takes the lead on a discussion of the "Occupy Wall Street" movement, and the correlations to our collective astrological situation.  Then we briefly discuss the death of Muammar Gaddafi from an astrological perspective. And finally I close out the segment with a brief discussion of two films I saw over the summer: Thor, and Cowboys and Aliens, with a look at the lead actors in both films natal charts, focusing on the contrasting Mars alignments of Daniel Craig and Chris Hemsworth.

In the "honoring the gods" segment we focus on the Venus-Mars archetype, and a very rich dialogue ensues with a deep look at the highest gifts of the archetype, as well as its challenges.  We do a general overview of a number of themes associated with the archetype, and then we explore many different famous examples of people born with the combination prominent in their natal chart.  We explore how Venus-Mars aspects are often present in the charts of Dancers, musicians, and performing artists, and discuss examples such as Julie Andrews, Bob Fosse, Bruce Springsteen and others.  I also ask Delia to share some of her experience as a psychotherapist in counseling couples towards what the Venus-Mars archetype represents at its best: the healthy capacity to assert oneself in the context of love relationships.  


You can also download the mp3 file directly to your computer by clicking on this highlighted text.  It will take you to the server that is hosting the sound-file.  There are different options for downloading the file, but on the left side of the page you will see a window that says "Listen to Audio," and in the lower half of that window it says "play/download."  Click on the blue link here that says "VBR ZIP"  This should download a compressed version of the mp3 file.  After it downloads it should open into an mp3 file that you can listen to with iTunes.  You can also download what is called an "Ogg" file, and this is a smaller file, but you will need compatible software.  
Show Breakdown-

First Segment-

00:00- Introduction and overview.

08:06- We start with a discussion of the recent death of Steve Jobs, and we discuss our love for all things Apple, and also look at the correlations to Jobs' natal chart.

36:53- Next, Delia takes the lead on a discussion of the "Occupy Wall Street" movement, and the correlations to our collective astrological situation.

51:00- Then we briefly discuss the death of Muammar Gaddafi from an astrological perspective.

1:00:00-  And finally I close out the segment with a brief discussion of two films I saw over the summer: Thor, and Cowboys and Aliens, with a look at the natal charts of the lead actors in both films, focusing on the contrasting Mars alignments of Daniel Craig and Chris Hemsworth.

1:13:23- End Segment

Second Segment-


00:00- Introduction to the Venus-Mars archetype. 

We do a general overview of a number of themes associated with the archetype, and then we explore many different famous examples of people born with the combination prominent in their natal chart.  We explore how Venus-Mars aspects are often present in the charts of Dancers, musicians, and performing artists, and discuss examples such as Julie Andrews, Bob Fosse, Bruce Springsteen and others.


13:00- I ask Delia to share some of her experience as a psychotherapist in counseling couples towards what the Venus-Mars archetype represents at its best: the healthy capacity to assert oneself in the context of love relationships.

36:05- I bring in the example of Woody Allen and we look at a clip from the film Deconstructing Harry.

1:24:34- Finis




Delia Shargel, MFT, has been studying archetypal astrology with Richard Tarnas since 1995. She received her M.A. in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and has been in private practice as a licensed psychotherapist in San Francisco since 2001. She specializes in depth work with individuals and couples, and can be reached at deliashargelmft@sbcglobal.net or (415) 978-9220.





Exact birth time from B.C.
Exact birth time from B.C.



First Segment Charts and Resources:

Data From Astrodatabank: A A data






Birth Data from Wikipedia. No birth time, so chart is cast to noon.  There is some question whether this is the accurate date of birth.

Birth Data from Wikipedia. No birth time, so chart is cast to noon.

Birth Data from Wikipedia. No birth time, so chart is cast to noon.





Second Segment Charts and Resources:


We didn't discuss this on the podcast, but Gandhi has a tight Venus-Mars conjunction (opposite a Jupiter-Pluto conjunction) and here it is in action! (Thanks to Ray Grasse for posting this photo on his Facebook page).