Astrology Bytes with Theresa Reed
Using Elements of Astrology to Look at Your Blind Spots with Compassion with Debra Silverman

Using Elements of Astrology to Look at Your Blind Spots with Compassion with Debra Silverman

July 25, 2021

Episode 140. Astrologer Debra Silverman shares how you can work with the elements in astrology to find your blind spots - and compassion for yourself. 

Uranus Through the Houses in the Natal Chart

Uranus Through the Houses in the Natal Chart

July 16, 2021

Episode 139. Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun - and it’s an “ice giant” and the fourth-largest planetary mass in the solar system. It also has 27 moons and rings just like Saturn! In astrology, Uranus is the ruling planet of Aquarius and is associated with change, freedom, and individuality.

Where Uranus is placed in your natal chart shows the areas of your life where you are original, non-conformist, and where you might experience sudden changes. It can also tell something about your intuitive gifts or unique work you’re here to do as well as the groups or friends in your life. If afflicted, it can indicate where you’re rebellious.

1st: Uranus in the first house indicates you’re a true non-conformist. You don’t care if you fit in. Instead, you want to express your individuality freely. You might be regarded as eccentric or unconventional - and you may dress in a way that gets people talking. If poorly aspected, you may be unpredictable or unstable.

2nd: Uranus in the second house means your financial situation may be changeable. One day you’re earning a lot, the next day, it’s gone. You can be impulsive with money and may get involved in crackpot schemes. However, you may also have unique talents for making money or could be interested in dedicating your resources to humanitarian causes.

3rd: Uranus in the third house blesses you with an intuitive mind. You think differently than everyone else - and maybe quite inventive. You’re also objective, which makes you well suited for science, journalism, or media. You need a lot of mental stimulation because you’re easily bored. If Uranus is afflicted, you may be prone to impracticality or flakiness.

4th: Uranus in the fourth indicates an unusual upbringing or home life. Your family may be unconventional or eccentric. There may be a lot of freedom in your home - or your household may be filled with all sorts of tech gear. Friends become members of the family. If afflicted, you may move a lot or have problems with your parents.

5th: Uranus in the fifth house indicates romance that seems to come into your life under unusual circumstances. It’s possible you may meet someone out of the blue or through friends - but relationships could end as suddenly as they begin. This placement could also mean promiscuity. If you have children, they may be intellectually gifted or unusual in some way. If afflicted, you may seek pleasure through unhealthy means - or you may experience an unplanned pregnancy.

6th: Uranus in the sixth house could mean a career in science, computers, technology, or spiritual healing. You make friends at work easily and enjoy being in an environment where you are free to be yourself. You don’t like supervision much and may choose to leave jobs where you feel monitored. If afflicted, you may experience periods of job instability. A poorly aspected Uranus can also indicate stress-related health issues.

7th: Uranus in the seventh house could mean a need for freedom in your relationships. You will not tolerate being housebound - you want to come and go as you please. Relationships may be begin under unusual circumstances and end suddenly. If afflicted, you’ll need to be careful around lawsuits and public relations. One wrong move and you’re sued…or canceled.

8th: Uranus in the eighth house indicates a strong connection to the other side. You may possess mediumship abilities or have unique insights into what makes people tick. Your finances could change suddenly through inheritances or joint finances such as marriage or a business partnership. If afflicted, there may be issues with taxes or alimony. Unwise speculation should be avoided as much as possible.

9th: Uranus in the ninth house could indicate an interest in unorthodox ideas around religion, philosophy, higher education or other cultures. You may travel widely and at the spur of the moment. If afflicted, you may be drawn to weird cults or radical political/social philosophies. A poorly aspected Uranus here could also mean fanaticism.

10th: Uranus in the 10th house brings a career in science, technology, robotics, mathematics, or astrology. You may also be involved in something unusual or perhaps have a reputation for being an eccentric or radical. Your status could change suddenly and if afflicted, you could experience a quick rise to the top followed by a shocking downfall.

11th: Uranus in the 11th is accidentally dignified and usually indicates a strong humanitarian aspect to your personality. You’ll have friends from every walk of life and tend to accept people as they are. That being said, you’re also a bit of a lone wolf. Although you run with different packs, you’re not bound to any of them. You need freedom in your friendships. If afflicted, your friends may turn on you suddenly. You’ll need to be cautious with who gets into your inner circle.

12th: Uranus in the 12th house often means you are curious about how the world works - and how you do too. You’ll be interested in meditation, spiritual pursuits, and introspection. Your intuition is sharp and you may even be clairvoyant. If afflicted, you may lose your grip on reality. You need to remain grounded at all times, but especially if you’re dabbling in mediumship.

 

Navigating Your Saturn Return with Lisa Stardust

Navigating Your Saturn Return with Lisa Stardust

July 2, 2021

Episode 138. The Saturn return is one of the most pivotal astrological transits you'll ever experience. It brings new growth...and plenty of challenges. Astrologer Lisa Stardust, author of Saturn Return Survival Guide: Navigating This Cosmic Rite of Passage, shares her wisdom on how to navigate this tricky and powerful time.

The Soul Codes in Your Natal Chart with Debbie Frank

The Soul Codes in Your Natal Chart with Debbie Frank

June 18, 2021

Episode 137. Did you know your astrology chart holds clues to what your soul is here to learn? In this episode of Astrology Bytes, UK-based astrologer and author of What’s Your Soul Sign?: Astrology for Waking Up, Transforming and Living a High-Vibe Life shares the secrets of finding your purpose through astrology. Learn about the Nodes, what certain aspects have to say about the people in your life and more.

Saturn Through the Houses in the Natal Chart

Saturn Through the Houses in the Natal Chart

June 11, 2021

Episode 136. Saturn is the “ringed planet.”  In astrology, it is associated with lessons and limitations.

Where Saturn is placed in your natal chart shows the areas of your life where you may experience challenges and must shoulder responsibilities. If you lean into it, you can develop discipline and grow.

1st: Saturn in the first house indicates a disciplined, serious personality. You may appear aloof or unfriendly. You’re hardworking, logical, and not afraid to take on heavy responsibilities. If afflicted, you may be selfish and materialistic - or overly concerned with your status.

2nd: Saturn in the second house means you’ll work hard for the money and are ambitious to acquire wealth. You have shrewd business instincts and might be frugal with your resources. If afflicted, you might be overly preoccupied with material objects - or anxious about your money and unable to enjoy it.

3rd: Saturn in the third house creates mental discipline and a fine, practical mind. You might work in publishing or education. If you have this placement, you’ll want to exercise caution with contracts. If afflicted, you may have difficult relationships with siblings - or you might be a Debbie Downer.

4th: Saturn in the fourth means you may be responsible for your family. For example, you may be a caretaker for your parents. This is a favorable placement for those who have home-based businesses or are involved in building or real estate. If afflicted, you may be the black sheep of your family - or may have trouble cutting ties with them.

5th: Saturn in the fifth house indicates challenges with parenting and romance. You might be too serious with children - or may have to take the lead in romantic relationships. This placement is good for artists, investors, or entertainers. If afflicted, romantic opportunities may be scarce or you may suffer creative blocks. An afflicted Saturn in the fifth could also indicate strained relationships with children.

6th: Saturn in the sixth house brings a great work ethic and a serious attitude toward health. You may be a health nut - or a workaholic. This is an excellent placement for careers in health care, science, or engineering. If afflicted, you might have trouble with employers.

7th: Saturn in the seventh house creates a serious attitude around relationships. You enter into every partnership with a desire to make it last. You have a keen sense of justice and would make an excellent lawyer. If afflicted, you might experience loss through relationships or lawsuits.

8th: Saturn in the eighth house indicates responsibilities with joint finances, inheritances, or taxes. For example, you may be in charge of an estate or could be the main breadwinner in your household. If afflicted, you might be denied an inheritance or could be subject to heavy taxation or loss through alimony.

9th: Saturn in the ninth house could mean a serious interest in academia, religion, or philosophy. You may choose a career in one of these fields or become an expert. It’s also possible you may be interested in publishing or international law. If afflicted, you could become narrow-minded or a hypocrite.

10th: Saturn in the 10th house means your ambitions will lead to success and status. You could be a politician or public figure. In some way, you’re born to lead. If afflicted, you could experience many obstacles on the way. If you abuse your power, your fall from grace will be swift and fierce.

11th: Saturn in the 11th could mean you take a serious approach to friendships. You might even take care of your friends in some way. If afflicted, your friends may use you - or vice versa.

12th: Saturn in the 12th house indicates you may spend time in seclusion. For example, you may choose to live in an ashram or work behind the scenes in a large institution such as a hospital. If afflicted, you may struggle with loneliness or may have secret enemies who cause trouble at the worst possible times.

Those are some mini thoughts about Mars in the natal chart houses. If you want to learn more, be sure to grab a copy of Astrology for Real Life - a No BS Guide for the Astro-Curious. I also recommend Planets in Houses: Experiencing Your Environment Planets by Robert Pelletier.

 

Tracking Your Transits with Jessica Lanyadoo

Tracking Your Transits with Jessica Lanyadoo

May 28, 2021

Episode 135. What are transits and why would you want to track them (or not)? Jessica Lanyadoo joins me on the latest Astrology Bytes to talk about that - and so much more. I've been a huge fan of her work for many years - and I love her perspective on all things astrology. In this conversation, we also discuss our thoughts on moving with the flow of the planets, learning astrology, internet experts, Gemini's obsessions with magazines, our mutual love of Saturn, and her new app, Astrology for Days (my newest fave way to track the transits!). Listen in and learn as Jessica shares her wisdom with that cool Capricorn dry wit. 

Postcolonial Astrology with Alice Sparkly Kat

Postcolonial Astrology with Alice Sparkly Kat

May 14, 2021

Episode 134. Postcolonial Astrology by Alice Sparkly Kat is a thought-provoking, bold, and fiercely smart book. In this week's Astrology Bytes, the author joins me to talk about her book, gender, Venus as a war goddess and so much more. I love this book and think it addresses many questions about white supremacy, colonization, inclusivity, labor, race -  and how astrology can be more responsible going forward.

Jupiter Through the Houses  in the  Natal Chart

Jupiter Through the Houses in the Natal Chart

May 7, 2021

Episode 133. Jupiter is the fifth planet in the solar system - and the largest of all the planets. In astrology, this big guy is associated with luck and expansion.

Where Jupiter is placed in your natal chart shows the areas of your life where you are fortunate and gifted. It’s where you can expand. If afflicted, Jupiter can bring foolish optimism or a lack of moderation.

1st: Jupiter in the first house indicates an optimistic, outgoing personality. You’re easy-going, generous to a fault, and confident. There is an element of spiritual protection around you as well - no matter how bad things get, you always find help, even it comes at the last possible moment. If afflicted, you could be prone to “big talking” or shooting your mouth off.

2nd: Jupiter in the second house means you’ve got business acumen and are lucky at attracting money. You may have financial support in your life, such as a well-to-do family. If afflicted, you could burn through money quickly or gamble it away foolishly.

3rd: Jupiter in the third house creates a positive, proactive mind. You love to learn and might be keenly interested in pursuing higher education. You enjoy travel and may take many journeys in your lifetime. If afflicted, you are reckless on your travels - or a bit of a Pollyanna.

4th: Jupiter in the fourth grants luck with home and family. Because this house is associated with the sign of Cancer, Jupiter is exalted here. You get plenty of support in childhood and might be a good parent yourself. You could be fortunate with real estate - or may live in a large, beautiful home. If afflicted, the family could be a financial burden or religious fanatics.

5th: Jupiter in the fifth house indicates many opportunities for love and pleasure. You may be fertile and blessed with a large family. You also have creative gifts or could be an inspiring teacher. If afflicted, you’ll need to be careful with speculation. You could lose large amounts of money through the stock market or gambling.

6th: Jupiter in the sixth house brings blessings through employment. You may be lucky in your career and always able to find a job. It also confers an interest in service - your career could be based around healing, charity, or medicine. If afflicted, it could indicate laziness or overindulgence.

7th: Jupiter in the seventh house creates harmonious relationships. You attract beneficial people into your orbit. Marriage or business partnerships usually bring good fortune. You’re fair in your dealings and may be an effective attorney. If afflicted, you may become codependent or be naive about certain relationships.

8th: Jupiter in the eighth house indicates inheritances and money through other people. For example, you could marry a wealthy person. Intuition is amplified and some people may be intrigued with life after death. If afflicted, there could be trouble through taxes or probate.

9th: Jupiter in the ninth house could mean lots of travel. You might see the world! Or perhaps you’ll have a deep appreciation for higher education or spirituality. You’re a seeker, always looking to connect to something greater than yourself. If afflicted, you could become a religious fanatic.

10th: Jupiter in the 10th house brings good fortune in the career. You can rise to a high place and may experience plenty of support along the way. Opportunities fall in your lap, and recognition is possible. Many famous people with blessed careers have this placement. If afflicted, you could be a braggart or a hypocrite. This could turn people against you fast.

11th: Jupiter in the 11th indicates an expanded social circle with people of influence. Friends will help you reach your goals or you may be involved in humanitarian groups.  If afflicted, your friends may take advantage of you or vice versa.

12th: Jupiter in the 12th house often means you’ve got protection around you. No matter what happens, there is hidden support. Time spent in retreat can be meaningful for you. You might also be drawn to spiritual studies or working behind the scenes in large institutions. If afflicted, you may be on a perpetual pity party, and feel as if the world is against you.

Those are some mini thoughts about Mars in the natal chart houses. If you want to learn more, be sure to grab a copy of Astrology for Real Life - a No BS Guide for the Astro-Curious. I also recommend Planets in Houses: Experiencing Your Environment Planets by Robert Pelletier.

Mars Through the Houses in the Natal Chart

Mars Through the Houses in the Natal Chart

April 23, 2021

Episode 132. Mars is the Red Planet and is named after the Roman god of war.

Where Mars is placed in your natal chart shows the areas of your life where you must take action. This is where you express your desires, passion, and leadership. If Mars is afflicted, it can indicate where conflict or anger shows up.

1st: Mars in the first house indicates an aggressive, outgoing, and courageous personality. If you’ve got Mars here, you want to be where the action is. You’re bold and not afraid to take risks. If Mars is afflicted, you may be headstrong and prone to temper tantrums. You’ll need to learn how to think before acting if you want to avoid drama.

2nd: Mars in the second house means you’re not afraid to hustle for your cash. You’ll work hard to achieve your financial goals and you may possess business acumen. You’re also competitive when it comes to money matters, which means you’ll do what you can to protect your own interests. If afflicted, you might be ruthless in your pursuit of material goods and not above using dishonest means.

3rd: Mars in the third house creates a fiery, passionate mind. You’re direct in your speech and can be aggressive when debating a point. Daily life is active as you’re not one to sit still for too long. When afflicted it produces a sarcastic, cruel tongue, and reckless driving.

4th: Mars in the fourth means you put a lot of energy into your home life. You may want to be the “boss” in the domestic sphere and could dominate family members. You’ll also want to improve your surroundings so may become handy around the home. If afflicted, you may have problems with your parents or other family members.

5th: Mars in the fifth house indicates you’ll be assertive in romantic matters. You’ve got a strong flirt game and will aggressively pursue the objects of your affection. You’ll probably possess a strong libido as well. If afflicted, Mars in the fifth could indicate sexual jealousy or unplanned pregnancy.

6th: Mars in the sixth house means you’ll be a hard worker and may bring a lot of energy to your working environment. You may be well suited for physical labor or a leadership role. You may not like to follow orders so you could be an entrepreneur too. If afflicted, you may experience burnout from too much work - or conflicts with coworkers.

7th: Mars in the seventh house indicates an aggressive role in relationships. You like to take control - and can get a lot done with partners if they don’t mind you taking the lead. This placement can also indicate an aggressive salesperson or PR agent - the kind who will push past boundaries to get what they want! If afflicted, it brings arguments with partners and acrimonious splits.

8th: Mars in the eighth house indicates a powerful intuition, strong desires, and sexual intensity. People with this placement are aggressive with other people’s money - which could be good or bad depending on the condition of Mars. For example, if afflicted it could mean criminal tendencies such as embezzlement. There could also be arguments over inheritances or taxes.

9th: Mars in the ninth house creates an adventurous spirit, one who wants to see the world and what it has to offer. If you have this placement, you’ll want to broaden your mind as much as possible through travel and education - but if afflicted, Mars in the 9th could produce a religious zealot or worse yet, a religious hypocrite who wants to force their fanatical views on others while not practicing what they’re preaching.

10th: Mars in the 10th house folks want to be recognized. They clamor for the limelight and will seek fame. If you’ve got this placement, you’ll be competitive, and willing to take initiative to get to the top. You could have political leanings and might make a fine politician. If afflicted, you’ll use whatever tactics you can to get ahead, even if they are unfair or ruthless. This could lead to a rapid climb followed by a downfall.

11th: Mars in the 11th mean you’ll put a lot of energy into friendships and group activities. You may be a leader in your community or involved in humanitarian causes. If afflicted, you’re a rebel without a cause or a rabble-rouser who wants to overthrow the status quo. Arguments with friends could find you alienated too.

12th: Mars in the 12th house indicates someone who prefers to operate in secret. Many actions are happening behind the scenes - and are perhaps influenced by the unconscious mind. This is a secretive Mars, which also means you could be a treacherous enemy because no one will see what you’re up to. By that same token, if afflicted, you may have plenty of secret enemies too.

Those are some mini thoughts about Mars in the natal chart houses. If you want to learn more, be sure to grab a copy of Astrology for Real Life - a No BS Guide for the Astro-Curious. I also recommend Planets in Houses: Experiencing Your Environment Planets by Robert Pelletier.

How to Avoid Making Astro-Excuses with Ben Katzman

How to Avoid Making Astro-Excuses with Ben Katzman

April 9, 2021

Episode 131. What happens when you get a music-loving astrologer together with an astrology-loving musician? This great conversation between Ben Katzman and yours truly! Ben, along with his band DeGreaser, is the musical genius behind Astrology 101, an astrology-inspired album with songs for every sign of the zodiac. (You MUST check out the video "My Mom's A Capricorn" - it's hilarious!) In this episode of Astrology Bytes, we discuss how to avoid making "astro-excuses" aka blaming astrology for things! (Ex: "well, I can't help it...I'm a Gemini!" WRONG!) Of course, we also talk a bit about music and his new album too. Listen in and let's shred those astro-excuses!

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