Magic of the Spheres Podcast
10. A Course in Miracles & Divine Assignments with Colin Bedell
I spoke with Colin Bedell of QueerCosmos about A Course in Miracles and navigating divine assignments and soul connections. Colin is a horoscope writer at Cosmopolitan magazine and has a recently published book called A Little Bit of Astrology: An Introduction to the Zodiac as well as a forthcoming book called Queer Cosmos: The Astrology of Queer Identities and Relationships. Colin was a speaker at the 2017 Sister Giant in Washington D.C and at a recent online summit called Fresh Voices in Astrology. Besides being an astrologer, Colin works intimately with A Course in Miracles, and I invited him on the show to learn more about miracles and how we can develop a deeper connection to them. We talked about A Course in Miracles, and of course, astrology!
As promised, the review I wrote about A Little Bit of Astrology!
"I am stunned and proud of Colin Bedell's lyric reverie in his new book, A Little Bit of Astrology: An Introduction to the Zodiac. As I read through the pages of his book, I felt taken on an aesthetic journey where facets of reality were named and brightened - the personality and essences all around me. It felt like learning astrology again to read his writing and I got this feeling that I was going to be distinctly reanimated with astrology from these moments forward - the way I felt when I first began learning and started to see archetypes living in people and the world. It is the remarkably vibrant way that reality itself begins to take on more complex textures; brightens — and as though the soul of the cosmos becomes aware its finer details are being observed and it begins to reveal more of its beauty to the one whose vision courts it. I think that is one of astrology’s secrets that keeps me coming back to it every day - when approached as though a lover endlessly full of mysteries the study of astrology doesn’t reduce or put things into categories but rather opens up complex and novel forms of poetic understanding. Colin did this. His language is light and fluid and sparkling but the realities he points to are solid and robust. Reading him, my world became brighter.
Not only did I get to become absorbed in the lyric beauty of Colin’s writing but I got to fall in love with the zodiac all over again through Colin’s vision. Each description contains clues into how to love people of those signs and I saw my own reality beginning to become more illuminated with appreciation because little beautiful details of the people in my life bloomed forward in my consciousness. I think Colin opens universes of love in his vision of astrology - he creates invitations to love more, after having carefully considered the unique realities of the archetypes and what they stand for. I have adored Colin’s use of language since the first time (literally) I heard him speak, and reading his book deepened my knowing that Colin’s words playfully transform and uplift the realities he engages with. I feel inspired and grateful that this compassionate magician is among us. 🌞
As someone who began learning astrology in the astrology section at Barnes and Noble my heart delights in knowing that Colin is now a guide for many astrological initiates, imbuing new generations of readers with the radiant solar light of these archetypes. Colin, you truly make my heart expand! Thank you for your beautiful words which are portals into an enhanced and loving relationship to life & and for shining as brightly and generously as you do.
Obviously I recommend his new book! ❤ Do yourself and your friends who don't know astrology yet a favor and get a copy!"