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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41. The Rising Man & Heart-Centered Masculinity with Jeddy Azuma

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I spoke with Jeddy Azuma, men's mentor and fellow podcaster, of the Rising Man podcast. I find his voice particularly soulful and see him as someone who is full of aliveness in his path. I also find him to be consistently sharing poignant ideas on his podcast and instagram, and have been especially touched by his reflections on creating safety for women. I invited him on the show because I wanted to learn more about what men’s work is & discuss some philosophy around it like what are we talking about when we say masculine and what kind of impact men's work can create.As a newly minted college grad and healthcare professional, Jeddy soon began to experience the pain of having no sense of higher purpose or meaning in his life. A life-changing run-in with the law and his own deep personal reflections sent him on a 3,000 mile journey across the country to discover meaning.From silent meditations to fasting in the wilderness for 4 days and nights, Jeddy discovered the importance of men’s circles and Rites of Passage, and has since dedicated his life to providing these opportunities for other men seeking their purpose.Jeddy is the creator of The Rising Man Movement, one of the founders of The Conscious Man Brotherhood (CMB) and Man Cave. He leads men on Rites of Passage journeys to initiate an entire generation of men and to mold the leaders of future generations.He is a husband, father, martial artist, and mentor to men of all ages.Jeddy's website: https://risingman.orgConnect with Jeddy Azuma on InstagramConnect with me on instagram @sabrinamonarchRead the weekly astrology forecasts at www.monarchastrology.comLearn Evolutionary Astrology with me in JanuaryMusic by Danny Lampton ofThe Light & The Weight