Magic of the Spheres Podcast


15. Planetary Combinations of Venus with Becca Tarnas Part 1

I interviewed Becca Tarnas, scholar and archetypal astrologer. She recently received a PhD in Philosophy and Religion at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and her dissertation is titled The Back of Beyond: The Red Books of C.G. Jung and J.R.R. Tolkien. She is a deeply imaginative intellectual and a talented astrologer. When we had this conversation I honestly felt like a portal to another universe opened up!

In this episode we talked about the nature of archetypes, the current Saturn-Pluto conjunction and how we’ve been seeing that manifest, the planetary combinations of Venus through the pairings she makes with the Sun, Moon, Mercury, and so on all the way out to Pluto, and then at the end we wrapped back around to Saturn and Pluto by talking about the triple combination of Venus, Saturn, and Pluto (listen to part 2 of this episode for that). I honestly feel transformed by this conversation, and I imagine that any astrologers or astrology enthusiasts out there will also take something away from this episode that enhances your understanding of Venus.

To get into the juiciness of this episode, you probably need to know how to tell what planets you have in aspect to Venus - (those are things like Venus conjunct, sextile, square, opposition and trine). I’m guessing a lot of the listeners here are into astrology but can’t assume! So in case you don’t know off the top of your head what planets you have in aspect to Venus or what your friends’ and lovers’ Venus aspects are…. This would be a good time to geek out on, perhaps try their free chart called “astro click portrait” and take a look around, and the software on that site will tell you who Venus is touching in your chart.

Learn more about Becca at her website,

Music by Danny Lampton of The Light & The Weight

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126. Venusian Visions & Devotional Planetary Practices with Zacchary Powell

Ep. 126
Zacchary and Sabrina discuss magical stories from Zacc’s planetary devotional practices (like how Venus shows herself, and learning to commune with the Moon through Artemis), some ways to get started with planetary magic & communication, and the way that one can build relationships with the planets through particular associated deities.Zacchary is a Black Queer Astrologer currently based in Philadelphia who graduated in 2013 with a degree in political science and sociology, focused on the intersection of race, politics, inequality, and constitutional law. Along with his client work, he is the board secretary of the Association for Young Astrologers; a student of Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan; a professional Venus STAN; and a practicing astro-mage. Prior to making the glorious leap to become a professional astrologer, he worked in the fashion industry for a number of years; served as a policy analyst for a civil rights non-profit working to make structural changes to increase access to clean, safe, and affordable housing; and managed the Manhattan office of a top marketing consulting firm.In March 2021, he launched his Weekly Planetary Reflections on Patreon, where he writes about the planet associated with the day or night (alternating each week), its current transits, the reflections & ponderings garnered from his planetary devotional practice, whimsical musings on how to elect for wyldly mundane things like food delivery, how he approaches ritual, and truly whatever else that comes to mind.Reach Zacchary:LinktreeTwitterInstagramPatreon✨🎓✨ Learn more about the Evolutionary Astrology Intensive and get on the waitlist:✨🔮✨ Visit my website and read written versions of the weekly forecasts:✨💌✨ Sign up for my mailing list: @sabrinamonarchTwitter: @Sabrina_monarchMusic by Danny Lampton ofThe Light & The Weight commissioned for Magic of the Spheres Podcast.