September 25, 2020
If you love spells, magick, and all things witchy, you'll love this episode of Astrology Bytes! Madame Pamita joins me to teach how to use astrology for effective magickal workings. We discuss lunar phases, eclipses, and retrogrades (yes, you can use retrogrades to your magickal advantage!).
Madame Pamita is a Tarot Reader, Spellcaster, Teacher, Author, and a Maker of Magic, Music, and Mischief. She is the host of a popular YouTube Channel, also the host of the "Magic and the Law of Attraction" podcast, and is the author of The Book of Candle Magic published by Llewellyn and also Madame Pamita's Magical Tarot published by Weiser Books.
September 18, 2020
Episode 119. When an astrologer refers to the final dispositor, they are talking about a single planet in the chart that is in its own rulership. This gives it importance in the astrology chart - and a source of power for the individual.
Indirect dispositors form a chain or tree made up of a dispositing planet that disposits another planet and so and so on until you reach the final dispositor. If a single planet is in its own rulership and ends up being the final dispositor of all the other planets, it becomes powerful, perhaps more so than the ruler of the chart.
Folks who lack a final dispositor tend to be more indecisive whereas a chart with a final dispositor is more likely to take action and be decisive. Charts with no planets in rulership or more than one do not have a final dispositor. Listen in as I use my chart for an example.
September 4, 2020
Episode 118. When an astrologer refers to the house ruler, they are talking about the planet that rules the sign that is sitting on the house cusp - and not just the Ascendant. We’re talking about every house. Every house has a ruler. For example, if you have Sagittarius on your 2nd house cusp, it means Jupiter is the ruler of that house. If you have Virgo on the 8th house cusp, Mercury rules that house. Got it?
The house ruler gives a clue as to how you “act” with the issues that are associated with that particular segment of the chart. Using our example, the 2nd house connected to money and values. Jupiter as the ruler of this house would indicate a person who is lucky with money - and generous too. They might invest their money in educational or spiritual goals - or travel. Broadening their horizons is part of their values.
Once you’ve determined the ruler of the house, look to see where the planet sits in the natal chart. This links the houses - and depending on the aspects, could determine the strength of the house and planet. I've got some examples of house rulers in this episode!
August 21, 2020
Episode 117. When an astrologer refers to a dispositor of a planet, they’re talking about the planet ruling the sign in which another planet is found. If a planet is in the sign of its ruler, then it does not have a dispositor. It disposits itself. Think of it like this: if you’re in your own home, you’re comfortable. But if you’re hanging out in someone else’s house, you may be uncomfortable or you may spruce the place up a bit. That’s dispositors in a nutshell.
Let me give you an example. Let’s say your Mercury is in Gemini like mine. Mercury rules Gemini so that means there is no dispositor - instead, it disposits itself. If your Mercury is in Cancer, the Moon is the dispositor of Mercury because the Moon rules Cancer. The dispositing planet will have an effect on the sign and house where it sits. It may not be “in your face” but there is an influence nonetheless.
We'll also talk briefly about mutual reception, which I covered in a past episode.
August 7, 2020
Episode 116. If you ever hear an astrologer mention a planet’s condition, they are talking about if the planet is well-aspected or poorly aspected. When it’s poorly aspected, it’s considered afflicted (I personally do not like that term but you’ll see it in astrology books, especially older ones).
There are a few things to consider when trying to determine the condition of a planet. For one, you would look at its dignity. Is the planet exalted or in its fall? Is it in detriment? Next you’ll want to examine if the planet is supported by harmonious angles to other planets (ex: sextiles or trines) or receiving rough aspects from other planets (ex: squares and oppositions). Analyze those details and you’ll see what “shape” the planet is in - and how it may impact your chart.
July 24, 2020
Episode 115. How might astrology impact your values? Lauren Mercury joins me to answer that question. In this episode of Astrology Bytes, we'll discuss what values are, how they apply to different areas of your life, and how to discover them in your astrology chart! Lauren shares how the second house and Taurus influence your values - and does a mini reading on me! Yay!
July 17, 2020
Episode 114. Pluto is associated with transformation, regeneration, intuition, and power. Aspects to Pluto can show how you handle power and are able to regenerate yourself. It can indicate how or where you draw strength and manage difficulties as well.
Depending on the aspect, it can show whether you use your power for good or evil.
July 3, 2020
Episode 113. Neptune is dreamy and idealistic. Aspects to Neptune in the natal chart - as well as the house and sign position - tell you a lot about the intuitive, creative influences in your life. A positive aspect to your natal Neptune could indicate creative genius or clairvoyance. The shadow side of Neptune aspects are illusion, deception, and escapism. If Neptune is negatively aspected, it could indicate someone who is not in touch with reality or who may be prone to addictive tendencies.
June 12, 2020
Episode 112. An aspect refers to the angles planets make to each other in the horoscope. They are measured by mathematical angles, which means you need to know a bit about geometry. I’ve talked about aspects in previous episodes so please go back and listen to learn more.
Aspects to Uranus can show where you’re original, eccentric, intuitive, and rebellious. Depending on the houses and signs, it can also indicate where dramatic changes could happen as well as where you might find freedom. If Uranus is negatively aspected, it can create erratic energy as in the fool who doesn’t look before they leap.
May 22, 2020
Episode 111. When planets make aspects to Saturn in your natal chart, it can indicate how you deal with discipline or structure. Depending on the aspect, it can amplify ambition and create a sense of wanting to contribute something meaningful..or it can indicate an unwillingness to do the work. In some cases, a poorly aspected Saturn could indicate someone who lacks discipline or is too controlling.