Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Season Two Episode 4 Recorded 10/21/12

I was joined by the full crew again for this episode, with Delia, Chad, and Jessica all present. In honor of the Sun-Saturn conjunction in the sky, we devoted the entire first segment to a discussion of the Saturn archetype. We start off with a bit of metaphysical speculation regarding how Saturn fits into the actual structure of the cosmos, and then lead into a more personal discussion about how each of our own relationships with Saturn have evolved over time.

We devote the second segment to a discussion of the current US presidential election.  We look at both Mitt Romney's and Barack Obama's natal birth charts, and also discuss their current transits, focusing in particular on the transits for the first presidential debate where Obama's muted performance resulted in a turn of the tide for both politicians.  We also discuss the challenge (and ultimately the impossibility) of trying to use archetypal astrology to make any kind of prediction about the future, especially something with as many complexities as a modern political process.  In spite of this we have a little fun, and we each take turns sharing our thoughts about what the astrology might suggest about the outcome of the current election.  

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Segment Breakdown

Part One-

00:00- Delia starts us off by reading the description of the Saturn archetype contained in Rick Tarnas' essay "Introduction to Archetypal Astrology."

08:19-  Introductions and Overview 

12:05- In honor of the Sun-Saturn conjunction in the sky, we devote the entire first segment to a discussion of the Saturn archetype.  Jessica starts us off with her reflections.

18:26-  This leads into a bit of metaphysical speculation regarding how Saturn fits into the actual structure of the cosmos.

43:41-  We wrap up the segment with a more personal discussion about how each of our own relationships with Saturn have evolved over time.

End Part One.

Part Two- 


00:00- We devote the second segment to a discussion of the current US presidential election.  We look at both Mitt Romney's and Barack Obama's natal birth charts, and also discuss their current transits, focusing in particular on the transits for the first presidential debate where Obama's muted performance resulted in a turn of the tide for both politicians.

55:40-  We also discuss the challenge (and ultimately the impossibility) of trying to use archetypal astrology to make any kind of prediction about the future, especially something with as many complexities as a modern political process.  In spite of this we have a little fun, and we each take turns sharing our thoughts about what the astrology might suggest about the outcome of the current election.

1:08:14- 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.




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



Exact Birth Time.  Time from B.C.




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: N/A




Charts and Resources Part Two:


Birth Data from Astrodatabank: AA data

Birth Data from Astrodatabank: A data


Monday, August 27, 2012

Season Two Episode 3 Recorded 8/26/12

I was joined by the full crew again today, and Chad, Jessica, and Delia and I enjoyed a very rich conversation.  In honor of Burningman 2012 starting on the day of our recording, I decided to throw out the usual structure, and we all sat down to record without any of our usual plans or agenda.  And so we sat down and just talked about whatever spontaneously emerged between us.  The conversation was wide-ranging, but included a discussion of whether it is really accurate to describe each archetype as having both noble and ignoble expressions, when it is so important to be able to face and integrate that part of the spectrum that we call ignoble.  I share a recent metaphor that came to me as representative of how astrology works, and this leads to lots of discussion.  And then we end the segment with some discussion of the recent breakthroughs in quantum physics, with what appears to be the discovery of the Higgs Boson particle (aka the "God particle"). We discuss the transits for Peter Higgs, and also briefly honor the passing of Neil Armstrong.

In the second segment it was just me and Delia, as Chad and Jessica had to go pack for Burningman.  We continued to explore some of the ideas that came up in the first segment, and then brought in some rich correlations that we have been working with recently.  I bring in the example of television personality and survivalist Bear Grylls, and Delia brings in the topical example of Senate candidate Todd Akin and the recent scandal he has been involved in.



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.
Segment Breakdown

Part One-

00:00- Introductions and Overview

04:05- In honor of Burningman 2012 starting on the day of our recording, I decided to throw out the usual structure, and we all sat down to record without any of our usual plans or agenda.  And so we sat down and just talked about whatever spontaneously emerged between us.  The conversation was wide-ranging, but included a discussion of whether it is really accurate to describe each archetype as having both noble and ignoble expressions, when it is so important to be able to face and integrate that part of the spectrum that we call ignoble.

49:43- I share a recent metaphor that came to me as representative of how astrology works, and this leads to lots of discussion.

1:07:02-  Then we end the segment with some discussion of the recent breakthroughs in quantum physics, with what appears to be the discovery of the Higgs Boson particle (aka the "God particle"). We discuss the transits for Peter Higgs, and also briefly honor the passing of Neil Armstrong.

End Part One.

Part Two-


00:00- In the second segment it was just me and Delia, as Chad and Jessica had to go pack for Burningman.  We continued to explore some of the ideas that came up in the first segment, and then brought in some rich correlations that we have been working with recently.

09:57- I bring in the example of television personality and survivalist Bear Grylls, and we have a discussion about the Saturn-Pluto archetype

57:25- Delia brings in the topical example of Senate candidate Todd Akin and the recent scandal he has been involved in.

1:31:28-  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.




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



Exact Birth Time.  Time from B.C.




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:

Noon chart:  data from Wikipedia.

AA data from Astrodatabank



Charts and Resources Part Two: