146 episodes

Professional astrologer Stefanie James explores various aspects of astrology from the basics and up to intermediate and advanced subjects and techniques.

Typical areas of discussion will be various modern, psychological and traditional astrological techniques, current astro-weather, notable points in history, interviews, and natal chart analysis including the charts of listeners.

Stefanie is a Professional Astrologer with an international client base, Reiki Master, published writer and former Horoscope Columnist for ELLE Magazine.

The Stellium Astrology Podcast Stefanie James

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Professional astrologer Stefanie James explores various aspects of astrology from the basics and up to intermediate and advanced subjects and techniques.

Typical areas of discussion will be various modern, psychological and traditional astrological techniques, current astro-weather, notable points in history, interviews, and natal chart analysis including the charts of listeners.

Stefanie is a Professional Astrologer with an international client base, Reiki Master, published writer and former Horoscope Columnist for ELLE Magazine.

    EP145 The Inner Facing Eye: Secondary Progressions with Fernanda Paiva

    EP145 The Inner Facing Eye: Secondary Progressions with Fernanda Paiva

    Something I’ve wanted to explore on this show for a very long time is a popular predictive technique called Secondary Progressions.
    I’ve always been intrigued but have spent most of my time focussing on other techniques because they came more naturally to me.
    So I decided to get my friend and astrological colleague, Fernanda Paiva, on the show to talk about this incredible predictive technique, while sharing the knowledge with you, too!
    Two phrases Fernanda used which were particularly evocative were “mining for meaning” and “the inward-facing eye” to describe the function and application of this fascinating topic.
    Have you used secondary progressions before and did you find them insightful?
    How did you apply them to your own chart and learning process?
    Tell me in the comments!
     
    TIMESTAMPS
    00:03 Intro
    05:15 Secondary Progressions
    08:21 Solar Arc vs SP
    15:52 Progressed Lunar Return / Saturn Return
    24:59 Progressed New Moon
    33:38 Relationships/Synastry
    42:31 SP in the 1st year of life
    47:07 SP & Personal Planets
    49:15 SP & Retrogrades
    RELATED
    Watch this episode https://youtu.be/AJeC_7SYaVA 
    Part 1 of Analysis, Imagination & Spotting Chart Themes with Fernanda Paiva https://youtu.be/Ph2oJ_F6GUc
    PART 2 of Analysis, Imagination & Spotting Chart Themes with Fernanda Paiva https://www.patreon.com/posts/patreons-only-2-53798821?utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=postshare_creator&utm_content=join_link
    EP068 Frank C Clifford On Nailing Precise Forecasting with Solar Arc Pt 1 https://youtu.be/ZBA9cmq9xUg
    EP068 Astrologer Frank C Clifford Teaches Precise Forecasting with Solar Arc Directions Part 2 https://youtu.be/R4H3ws-zgWY
    Fernanda’s YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/@hitchhikingstars
    📍Everything you need to know is here: https://www.stelliumastrology.com/links/
     
    Fernanda’s YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/@hitchhikingstars
    Hitchhiking Stars by Fernanda Paiva https://www.fernandapaiva.co/
    Website: www.fernandapaiva.co
    Instagram: @hitchiking_stars
    Facebook: @hitchhikingstars
    Twitter: @hitchhikingstar
    YouTube @hitchhikingstars
    Fernanda Paiva is a teacher and practicing astrologer, with a certificate from the London School of Astrology, a BA. in History, and the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. She has been published by Flare UK, IAM Infinity magazine, the AA Journal and at the astrodienst website, amongst others. Fernanda is originally from Brazil but has been living in the UK for the past 15 years. 

    • 53 min
    EP144 Astrology and Dreams with Richard Swatton

    EP144 Astrology and Dreams with Richard Swatton

    He’s back! The wonderful Richard Swatton is on the podcast to discuss dreams.
    We cover a lot in a short period, so we decided to make this a series on dreams.
    Related episodes top follow so watch this space!
    For the opportunity to have your chart analyzed by Richard in future episodes, become a patron! (links below)
    What did you think of today's episode?
    Share your thoughts/dreams/experiences in the comments!
    00:00:03 Intro
    00:02:00 Archetypes in Dreams
    00:05:35 The subterranean mind
    00:08:13 Astral landscape/Dreams during a Pluto transit
    00:10:17 Astral (different types of dreaming)
    00:13:20 Lucid (different types of dreaming)
    00:18:29 Etheric (different types of dreaming)
    00:21:39 Collective Unconscious & Transpersonal planets 00:23:30 Neptune synching with substance
    00:28:13 Pluto in dreams (my exploration)
    00:39:29 Messages from dreams to reality
    00:46:03 Who is the conscious party?
    00:48:27 Dreaming of loved ones, passed
    00:53:30 Jung’s General structure of dreams Exposition / Peripetia / Crisis / Lysis
    00:55:51 Who is the ultimate observer?
    01:01:23 Krishna Murti
    01:02:06 Marie-Louise von Franz
    01:05:35 Key planetary players for dream work
    01:17:50 The Sopranos
    01:20:11 Spoiler Alert!
    01:21:50 Spoiler over/Pulled into our future
    01:33:51 Working with Dreams/Patrons
    LINKS
    Watch this episode https://youtu.be/eQzs9IbgnSs
    The dictionary of symbols  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-Dictionary-Symbols-Myth-Literature/dp/1844830136
    Jungs 4 stages of a typical dream https://studylib.net/doc/25194391/
    Marie-Louise von Franz - The Way of the Dream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MZ0G4PEe2g
    Krishna Murti https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiddu_Krishnamurti
    Richard's Course for the LSA: Worlds Beyond Ego https://www.londonschoolofastrology.com/courses/worlds
    WTF is Astrology? (Previous Episode) https://youtu.be/dNqDsIMrrxM
    The Astrology Squad https://astrologysquad.com/
    From Symbol to Substance: Training the Astrological Intuition by Richard Swatton https://www.amazon.co.uk/Symbol-Substance-Training-Astrological-Intuition/dp/1516984447
    The Horary Process: A Magical Approach to an Ancient Art contact: info@flareUK.com
    If you have any dreams you want to contribute for discussion (and potential chart analysis) please submit your details here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/star-in-dream-93236951?utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=postshare_creator&utm_content=join_link
    Email me if you would like a reading with Richard: stelliumastro@gmail.com
    📍Everything you need to know is here: https://www.stelliumastrology.com/links/

    • 1 hr 37 min
    EP143 Asteroid Juno Deep Dive: Warrior, Queen, Psychic, Protector + Midwife with Lianne McCafferty

    EP143 Asteroid Juno Deep Dive: Warrior, Queen, Psychic, Protector + Midwife with Lianne McCafferty

    Help us with our Juno research: https://forms.gle/12mhRWTFMBQ1ygkC7
    I remember some time back in 2015, clicking around the additional objects on astro.com and discovering asteroid Juno who happened to be sandwiched right between my tight Mercury–Venus conjunction.
    Of course I was intrigued, but I was deep in the throes of a Pluto transit, so I had limited focus for distractions at that time.
    Recently by chance, I got talking to today’s guest: Lianne McCafferty, about her peacock-inspired workspace – relevant for me over recent months as my little boy and I have been obsessed with them! We regularly have to visit the local “beegogs” as he so adorably puts it.  
    Turns out peacocks are associated with Juno! Just magical.
    Leanne has been fascinated with Juno since 2019/20 and has done a great deal of research which she is kindly sharing with us today.
    Like Venus and Jupiter, Leanne believes Juno to have benefic qualities which is no surprise as Juno is the wife of Jupiter.
    She is also known as Hera in Greek Mythology: long-suffering and committed wife of nymph-chasing serial-adulterer Zeus. 
    But Juno is about so much more than relationships – she impacts not only on a personal level, but social and mundane levels too, due to the speed, location and elliptical orbit of this fascinating asteroid.
     
    ➡️ Where is Juno in your chart and can you relate to any of the areas we’ve covered today?
     
    BIO
    Lianne McCafferty D.M.S. Astrol, MAPAI holds the Mayo Diploma (Distinction) in Natal & Mundane. In addition to tutoring, consulting, lecturing and writing, with articles published in the likes of the AA and NCGR Journals, as a former professional sportsperson & coach and now Black Belt 1st Dan in Shotokan Karate, the use of astrology to help enhance sport performance is of particular interest. https://liannemccafferty.com/
    TIMESTAMPS
    00:00:03 Intro
    00:02:14 Lianne’s Discovery of Juno
    00:03:59 Lianne’s Juno return
    00:04:38 Lockdown revelations
    00:10:53 Juno’s speed, orbit & retrograde motion
    00:14:37 Juno Mythology
    00:17:44 Political Optome-TORY/partygate
    00:21:12 Recent Mundane Events/Air Age
    00:25:59 Glyph & Discovery chart
    00:28:38 Juno Curitis: Warrior
    00:29:05 Juno Sospita: Protector
    00:31:07 Greek Myth: Hera
    00:33:37 Lilith & Juno
    00:39:42 Juno Moneta: Psychic accountant
    00:43:33 Juno’s Pattern
    00:44:17 Juno Regina: Queen Consort
    00:49:04 Patron saint of anniversaries
    00:50:51 Juno Lucina: Midwife
    01:03:25 Juno Natally
    01:11:44 Sacrificing Lilith
    01:15:30 Republic of Afghanistan
    01:18:53 Fall of Kabul
    01:34:05 Taiwan
    01:35:18 Communist China
    01:43:22 Aung San Suu Kyi - Burmese political leader/activist
    01:50:16 Wrap up
    01:52:10 Prize Draw
     
    CHARTS
    Juno Discovery chart 01/09/1804, 22.00 pm, Lilienthal, Germany.
    Republic of Afghanistan 17/07/1973, 00.00, Kabul, Afghanistan
    Fall of Kabul 15/08/2021, 20.55, Kabul, Afghanistan
    China Communist 01/10/1949, 15.15, Peking, China
    Taiwan 01/01/1912, 00.00, Nanjing (Nanking), China
    Aung San Suu Kyi (Burmese political leader/activist) 19/06/1945, 12.00, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
     
    LINKS
    Watch this episode: https://youtu.be/SCnsXEbYAVs
    Help us with our Juno research: https://forms.gle/12mhRWTFMBQ1ygkC7
    Juno discovery chart https://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Celestial:_Juno_Discovery
    Astrological asteroid Juno https://www.astro.com/astrowiki/en/Juno
    Juno mythology https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juno_(mythology)
    Astronomical asteroid Juno https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3_Juno
    Wild Swans https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Swans
    Monks Astrology  https://www.monksastrology.com/
    Lianne McCafferty https://liannemccafferty.com/
    #juno #asteroidjuno #peacock #hera #zeus #jupiter
     
    📍Everything you need to know is here: https://www.stelliumastrology.com/links/

    • 1 hr 53 min
    EP142 WTF IS ASTROLOGY? Divination, Prophecy, Prediction & Prognostication with Richard Swatton

    EP142 WTF IS ASTROLOGY? Divination, Prophecy, Prediction & Prognostication with Richard Swatton

    When in the mindset of reading the horoscope, we access in a different state of mind. This state allows us to be in touch with a peripheral field of information. 
    So what exactly is it we're doing when working with astrology and how does it produce such accurate results? 
    To quote today’s guest, Richard Swatton: “you can’t predict technique – you can have techniques of prediction but the prediction arrives in the moment”
    During this episode Richard and I discuss the other-worldly aspects of astrology, delving into the eighth house depths of a subject already coaxing us deeper into the realms of the subconscious.
    Richard has lead many different paths in this lifetime: Musician, Occultist, Psychotherapist, Astrologer and Tutor at the London School of Astrology.
    He is also the Author of Symbol to Substance and his new book The Horary Process: A Magical Approach to an Ancient Art, is due to be published at the end of 2023. 
    You'll understand why I feel so blessed to have learned at the LSA when you hear how fascinating, intelligent and inspiring Richard is.
    Without wanting to sound like Hannibal Lecter, what I wouldn’t give for a slice of that brain... LOL.
     
    How do you feel viewing astrology as a divinatory art?
     
    TIMESTAMPS
    00:01:26 About Richard | 00:05:52 Symbol to substance book | 00:07:31 The real Psychological astrology | 00:09:03 interconnectedness: music of the spheres | 00:15:05 the basis of prognostication | 00:16:46 coming of age with Saturn | 00:22:19 the unfathomable mystery of it | 00:24:47 Astrology & Mythology plus Persephone | 00:28:10 Pluto and my motherhood/maitrescence journey | 00:34:48 Transits triggering individualtion | 00:36:59 Prediction of particulars & divination | 00:40:10 The Ogres of ancient Rome | 00:40:53 a symbolic state of mind | 00:47:33 Going deep with Sun signs alone | 00:50:26 The Appearance of symbol in substance | 00:53:04 Ptolemy's Centiloquium | 00:55:05 “a shock of white hair” | 00:58:26 What is inspiration? The 9 Muses/Urania | 01:04:09 Richards new book: the Horary Process | 01:07:28 Astrology as a training and symbol system | 01:11:53 Aligning ourselves with a greater will | 01:13:58 Horary is inclusive | 01:17:18 Astrology appears IRL | 01:21:03 Richards Books/readings with Richard
     
    CHART
    Neptune appears: 6/7/21, Newhaven, UK, 09:00 GMT
     
    LINKS
    Watch this episode: https://youtu.be/dNqDsIMrrxM
    The Astrology Squad https://astrologysquad.com/
    From Symbol to Substance: Training the Astrological Intuition by Richard Swatton https://www.amazon.co.uk/Symbol-Substance-Training-Astrological-Intuition/dp/1516984447
    The Horary Process: A Magical Approach to an Ancient Art contact: info@flareUK.com
    Saturn by Liz Greene https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/603038.Saturn
    Books by Dane Rudhyar https://www.goodreads.com/author/list/417055.Dane_Rudhyar
    Books by Howard Sasportas https://www.goodreads.com/author/list/309821.Howard_Sasportas
    Books by Stephen Arroyo https://www.goodreads.com/search?q=stephen+arroyo&qid=JCD35IIqxU
    Ptolemy's Centiloquium https://www.skyscript.co.uk/centiloquium1.html
    Tetrobiblos by Claudius Ptolemy https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Tetrabiblos
    Ptolemy https://www.astro.com/astrowiki/en/Ptolemy
    Christian Astrology by William Lilley https://archive.org/details/ChristianAstrologyByWilliamLilly/mode/2up
    Christian Astrology retyped by Deb Houlding at Skyscript https://www.skyscript.co.uk/CA/CA_DH.pdf
     
    To book a reading with Richard contact me and I will pass your details to Richard: stelliumastro@gmail.com
     
    📍Everything you need to know is here: https://www.stelliumastrology.com/links/

    • 1 hr 23 min
    EP141 Mercury Retrograde in Virgo 2023 Sun and Rising Horoscopes ALL Zodiac Signs

    EP141 Mercury Retrograde in Virgo 2023 Sun and Rising Horoscopes ALL Zodiac Signs

    Cerebral Mercury has entered his shadow period in preparation of his retrograde motion in his Virgo on 23/24 August (depending where on Earth you are).
    During this time there is a magical Grand Earth Trine forming in the skies, comprising of Mercury–Mars in Virgo, Jupiter–Uranus in Taurus and Pluto in Capricorn!
    The whole period is triggered into action by a secretly seething Moon in Scorpio opposite a rather discombobulated Uranus in Taurus, forming a temperamental T-Square apexing at righteous Lilith in Leo and the fastidious Sun in Virgo...
    Another thing to observe is the crossover between Venus and Mercury retrograde periods; both highlighting areas we need to identify what we truly value, followed up with a tricky decision which could prompt a complete change of direction.
    Under these volatile planetary conditions our manifesting ability could mimic the Midas touch.
    During this period it would be wise of us all to be careful what we wish for.
    ...btw, apologies for the quality of the recording. Unfortunately I had some Mercury retro gremlins (I know it’s not that time just yet, but somehow these things seem to magically coincide).
    What are your Sun and Rising signs and has this resonated with you at all?
     
    MERCURY RX DATES
    Pre-shadow 08°00’ Virgo on 3/4 August
    Retrograde 21°51’ Virgo on 23/24 August at 19.59 (UTC)
    Cazimi 13°36 06 September at 11.09 (UTC)
    Direct 08°00’ 15 September 20.21 (UTC)
    Leaves shadow 21°51’ Virgo 29/30 September
    Savvy time zone calculator https://savvytime.com/converter/utc-to-gmt-bst-me-portland-pt-aest-ca-san-francisco-acdt/
     
    TIME STAMPS
    00:00:14 About Mercury Rx in Virgo + Dates | 00:01:33 Mercury Rx visual explanation | 00:02:52 Why it’s different this time | 00:08:09 Shadow period | 00:08:32 Aries Sun and Rising | 00:14:27 Taurus Sun and Rising | 00:20:34 Gemini Sun and Rising | 00:25:54 Cancer Sun and Rising | 00:30:35 Leo Sun and Rising | 00:34:13 Virgo Sun and Rising | 00:40:56 Libra Sun and Rising | 00:45:48 Scorpio Sun and Rising | 00:51:29 Sagittarius Sun and Rising | 00:57:57 Capricorn Sun and Rising | 01:03:32 Aquarius Sun and Rising | 01:09:05 Pisces Sun and Rising | 01:15:07 Patreon/Prize Draw | 01:16:59 End
     
    LINKS
    Watch now https://youtu.be/7tIQ5xyB8mQ
    Wikipedia Retro article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apparent_retrograde_motion
    Johari Window https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johari_window
    Great Video on the Johari Window https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7FhcvoVK8s&t=2s
    Millie Bobby Brown and Flat Earth https://youtu.be/KFXdl3ZgeMc?t=413
    What is Shadow period: https://youtu.be/jlT0F-WivW8
    #mercuryretrograde #blackmoonlilith #bml #lilith #mercuryrx  #mercuryretrogradeinvirgo #mercuryretrogradehoroscopes #grandearthtrine #fixedtsquare #moonoppositeuranus #jupiteruranus #milliebobbybrown #johariwindow
    📍Everything you need to know (including the prize draw) is here: https://www.stelliumastrology.com/links/
     
     

    • 1 hr 16 min
    EP140 TSAP’s 3rd Solar Return, Special Offer & Milestones

    EP140 TSAP’s 3rd Solar Return, Special Offer & Milestones

    Today is The Stellium Astrology Podcast’s 3rd birthday and I can’t believe how quickly the time has flown! We’ve achieved so much together and the podcast is evolving in a ways I couldn’t imagine when first starting out.
    To celebrate I have a new service launching today, with a very special offer for my listeners and viewers!
    While you’re here, I’d like to encourage you to check out my Patreon page and support what I do, there are lots of benefits for being a Patron (connecting with me and getting personal updates, exclusive content, discounts for readings, classes and courses).
    So, let’s take a look at TSAP’s natal chart, as well as the Solar return of the Podcast for the coming year – what does it hold for us?
    I’d love to know: 
    Which is your favourite episode? Did you have a personal "Eureka" moment in your astro studies because of the podcast? Do you have any ideas or suggestions for the coming year? Tell me all about it in the comments below.
     
    TIME STAMPS
    00:00:03 How it's been going | 00:02:10 Two July Babies | 0:03:20 New Service SPECIAL OFFER! | 00:05:50 Prize Draw | 00:07:19 Thank you Patrons! | 00:07:39 TSAP natal chart | 00:10:06 Solar return transits | 00:15:20 Solar return chart | 00:21:26 Reading/Newsletter/Patreon
     
    CHARTS
    TSAP Natal Chart, 29 July 2020, 09:38 BST
    TSAP Solar Return, 30 July 2023, 02:53 BST
     
    LINKS
    Watch now: https://youtu.be/NAzKwcFkzN4
    The Personal Podcast Reading https://www.stelliumastrology.com/product-category/readings/
    Patreon https://www.patreon.com/stelliumastrology
     
    📍Everything you need (including the Newsletter and prize draw info) is here: https://www.stelliumastrology.com/links/
     

    • 22 min

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Brimstone09 ,

Top podcast find!

I’m writing this review to encourage the algorithms to find you all!
I wish that I had found this fab podcast earlier, and now that I have I’m hooked.
Stefanie is an engaging host and has a logical way of presenting the vast topic of astrology enabling a good and solid understanding of a complicated topic.
This podcast popped up randomly on my feed and I have gone back to the first and started listening from the beginning.
I really like Stefanie’s easy conversational style, it’s like you’re talking to a friend, she’s funny, clever, quirky and an incredibly knowledgeable natural teacher.
Thank you Stefanie for this brilliant astrology resource, I hope that by leaving this review that more people are able to find you.

(firefaery) ,

Amazing!!!

I absolutely love this podcast. I have learned so much so far and can’t wait the next. The information is down to earth making it accessible to the lay person. I have become so interested in astrology as a result of listening that I’m looking into courses to learn to a more advanced level.
I wish I knew years ago that astrology can empower you and help your days be better!! Thank you for making astrology easy to understand.

catman 51 ,

Love this podcast

Stefanie is funny and very likeable

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