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Bite-sized lessons for Astrology beginners created by Theresa Reed, The Tarot Lady.
Curious about astrology? Want to learn the basics—but don’t have tons of time? Want things to be short and snappy? This podcast is for you! With Astrology Bytes, you can learn about astrology in super-short bursts. Each episode is 15 minutes or less. Your host, Theresa Reed, breaks things down into plain, easy-to-understand explanations.

No complicated jargon or tedious philosophical lectures here. Just simple, fun instructions that will get you understanding astrology in no time.

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Bite-sized lessons for Astrology beginners created by Theresa Reed, The Tarot Lady.
Curious about astrology? Want to learn the basics—but don’t have tons of time? Want things to be short and snappy? This podcast is for you! With Astrology Bytes, you can learn about astrology in super-short bursts. Each episode is 15 minutes or less. Your host, Theresa Reed, breaks things down into plain, easy-to-understand explanations.

No complicated jargon or tedious philosophical lectures here. Just simple, fun instructions that will get you understanding astrology in no time.

    Astrology Bytes: Your Elements in Astrology with Rebecca Gordon

    Astrology Bytes: Your Elements in Astrology with Rebecca Gordon

    The elements are foundational in astrology. They form the "ecology" of your chart. In this episode, Rebecca Gordon joins me to talk about elements in the natal chart and what it has to say about your personality. She also shares info about her upcoming class. 

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    Nodal Past Lives with Kim Woods

    Nodal Past Lives with Kim Woods

    Episode 172. Why are past lives important, and what do the lunar nodes have to do with them? In this episode of Astrology Bytes, Kim Woods joins me to teach about Nodal Past Lives. Learn what the nodes have to say about previous incarnations - and how this info can help you live better now.

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    Pluto Transits Through the Signs

    Pluto Transits Through the Signs

    Episode 171. Pluto takes about 248 years to cycle through every sign in the zodiac, which means it spends anywhere from 14 to 30 years in a sign. Pluto transits show where transformation is taking place.  Keep in mind there is a destruction phase before the evolution happens. Pluto is never easy, but it always leaves things better than where it found it so to speak. Because Pluto spends so long in a sign, it represents generational shifts.
    Let’s go through each sign:
    Aries - When Pluto is in Aries, the focus shifts to individualism. It’s a time when the bold step forward to blaze new trails. It’s a fantastic period for exploring and experimenting. Because of the impulsive nature of Aries, it’s also possible mistakes can be made. Carelessness and selfish motives need to be avoided as much as possible under this transit.
    Taurus - When Pluto is in Taurus, resources go through massive changes. It can be a time of great monetary gains and losses. The shadow side is exploiting others for gain. That includes pillaging the earth. During this transit, great care must be taken to protect the earth as well as oppressed people from the privileged few.
    Gemini - When Pluto is in Gemini, our way of communicating changes. We might see great advances in transportation as well. The last time Pluto was in Gemini, the telephone was developed, which changed the way we connect with each other. It’s possible teleportation, or new forms of technology may be developed that could end pollution the next time Pluto moves through this sign.
    Cancer - When Pluto is in Cancer, security is the theme. Countries could go through periods of economic uncertainty, which could find people making major adjustments to how they handle their resources. The way we live is also up for review. Families and homes could look much different by the end of this transit.
    Leo - When Pluto is in Leo, the focus is on youth. There could be a lot of babies being born or a generation of young people who start making waves. How we do leisure may change too. Different forms of play or sports may emerge. This transit could also see bold new artists emerge. The shadow side is “me me me,” something that characterized the boomers who were born during the last Pluto in Leo transit.
    Virgo - When Pluto is in Virgo, working conditions go through massive changes. The old way gets dismantled so new technological advances can be built. Virgo is associated with service, so how we take care of marginalized people can also change. Of course, that isn’t necessarily a good development, especially if the ones in charge have a “pull yourself up by the bootstraps” philosophy. (So Virgo!)
    Libra - When Pluto is in Libra, issues around law and fairness become center stage. New laws could be written, which could create better equity. This is a time for social justice, so there could also be unrest. Relationships may also undergo a complete transformation. The old way is over, and people may choose to be together in nontraditional ways.
    Scorpio - When Pluto is in Scorpio, our feelings about sex change. This could mean a sexual revolution or a time when people become more cautious. Either way, something happens that makes people question issues around consent, monogamy, and free love. The last time Pluto was in Scorpio brought the AIDS epidemic, which drastically shifted the way we behaved in casual encounters.
    Sagittarius - When Pluto is in Sagittarius, it can mean more travel. The world suddenly becomes smaller and global. We can see how the other half lives and learn from them. Education trends could shift too. For example, we saw the rise of more online learning the last time Pluto was in Sagittarius. Religion and spirituality can also become hot topics. We might see the collapse of some institutions and the rise of fanatical cults.
    Capricorn - When Pluto is in Capricorn, governments, and corporations undergo changes. For example, some governments could fall while other, newer leade

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    Neptune Transits Through the Signs

    Neptune Transits Through the Signs

    Episode 170. Neptune transits last about fourteen years, which means it takes 165 years to move through the entire zodiac. Neptune transits show where dream, create, and find faith. It also can shed light on where we may be delusional.
    Let’s go through each sign:
    Aries - When Neptune is in Aries, it’s time to find the line between individualism and the collective. While doing your own thing may seem like the ideal fantasy, it can also mean you’re ignoring how you fit into the bigger picture. Aries is a warrior, so this transit can also bring holy wars or foolish risks.
    Taurus - When Neptune is in Taurus, idealism around money and resources is possible. You may have get-rich-quick-schemes or feel like abolishing the patriarchy. This is an excellent transit for artists - you can apply practicality to your visions. Gambling should be avoided as much as possible during this transit. One minute you’re up; the next, you’re broke.
    Gemini - When Neptune is in Gemini, writers have the ability to convey their thoughts beautifully. Communication becomes transcendent, and there may be much originality in music, literature, and poetry. Spiritual teachers emerge, bringing new messages of hope to the world. The shadow side is a lack of focus or a feeling of disillusionment with the world. When that happens, apathy sets in, and not much gets done.
    Cancer - When Neptune is in Cancer, the psychic ties to the home, family, and past become stronger. Empathy is also elevated, giving everyone the opportunity to understand how the other guy feels. An ideal house or family may become possible. However, the ties to the family can also become addictive and clingy.
    Leo - When Neptune is in Leo, dreams become big and bold. Music, art, and cinema reach new heights. Life feels downright romantic and glittery too. However, you must exercise great caution during this period. If you’re spending like there’s no tomorrow, you could squander your resources. The Roaring 20s happened when Neptune was in Leo - a cautionary tale of too much of a good thing.
    Virgo - When Neptune is in Virgo, it’s not happy. The dreamy energy becomes brought down to earth. During this transit, you need to focus on practical matters. Instead of the extravagance of Neptune in Leo, thriftiness and saving are necessary. It’s time to get back to basics, including taking care of yourself. You’ll also want to watch out for excessive worry, which can quickly turn to hypochondria.
    Libra - When Neptune is in Libra, life seems to go back into balance after the extremes of Leo and Virgo. We can find the middle road, and peace prevails. Relationships could be idealistic - or you might find the rose-colored glasses get ripped off, revealing an unpleasant truth. This transit is excellent for artists and designers.
    Scorpio - When Neptune is in Scorpio, sex, drugs, and rock and roll are the mood. Intuition is elevated, and everyone wants to tune in, turn on, and drop out. Morals could become blurry, and what was once taboo may be out in the open. This is a marvelous time to develop your clairvoyance. Spiritual regeneration is also a possibility. The shadow side is secrets coming to the surface. That thing you want to stay in the dark is suddenly thrust out, and now everyone knows.
    Sagittarius - When Neptune is in Sagittarius, we’re all on a quest for truth and spirituality. We want to broaden our horizons through travel to distant places or exploring different religions. This is the time to question your place in the world. What’s it all about? Sometimes people can fall under the spell of dubious gurus or spiritual leaders during this time. The rise of cults and fanaticism could lead to the other extreme: cynicism.
    Capricorn - When Neptune is in Capricorn, we can build the dream at last. Dreams can become a reality, provided you’re ready to do the work. During this transit, governments and institutions can become unstable. Suddenly it’s revealed that the emperor doesn’

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    Uranus Transits Through the Signs

    Uranus Transits Through the Signs

    Episode 169. Uranus hangs around in each sign for about seven years. Uranus transits are associated with change and liberation. We want innovation and freedom in the areas each sign rules. We might also experience shake-ups and wake-ups.
    Let’s go through each sign:
    Aries - When Uranus is in Aries, we want to do our own thing. Aries is the pioneer and concerned with blazing trails rather than playing it safe. This is not the time for conformity. Instead, Uranus in Aries celebrates the rebels. However, taken too far, that rebelliousness could turn into selfishness.
    Taurus - When Uranus is in Taurus, finances tend to fluctuate. While some risk is okay, it’s best not to gamble. You could lose a fortune if you do. This transit can bring unstable economies, inflation, and unexpected job changes. However, it can also deliver unexpected wealth. Sometimes Uranus in Taurus can affect the earth as in unpredictable weather.
    Gemini - When Uranus is in Gemini, there can be amazing progress in technology, education, and transportation. Uranus likes being in the intellectual sign of the Twins. Here the mind is free to think, ponder, and learn. Get your science on, read a book, and take plenty of trips when this transit is going on.
    Cancer - When Uranus is in Cancer, changes to the home or family could happen. For example, there could be technological advances for the home. Or perhaps funky decor becomes all the rage. It’s also possible that the traditional family unit could become untraditional in some way.
    Leo - When Uranus is in Leo, innovations in art, music, or the performing arts are possible. This is a period where the new shakes up the old, and what was once “in” becomes “out.” Expect plenty of people getting their 15 minutes of fame now. Uranus in Leo may also lead to unconventional parenting. Instead of following the rules, the kids have room to breathe.
    Virgo - When Uranus is in Virgo, there may be lots of changes around the workplace. People may move away from traditional jobs, or technology could make some work obsolete. New diets or health fads may be in vogue now. Whether those stay or die off will depend on how effective they are.
    Libra - When Uranus is in Libra, relationships go through a revolution. For example, there could be large-scale cultural changes that impact the way people meet, marry, or live together. It’s also possible a desire for freedom may play a role in how folks feel about commitment. This transit can bring about divorces or sudden changes in long-term relationships.
    Scorpio - When Uranus is in Scorpio, what’s considered taboo comes out of the closet. Secrets are revealed, sexual liberation is hot, and everyone wants to get it on! This transit is ideal for testing out new technology for sex too. The economy could be somewhat erratic, so it’s best to keep an eye on your money if you want to avoid loss.
    Sagittarius - When Uranus is in Sagittarius, changes to travel, education, and spirituality are possible. New methods of traveling the globe, as well as education reform, could radically alter the way we see the world or learn. Radical religions could be on the uptick. During this time, you’ll want to explore new worlds and keep an open mind about other people’s belief systems.
    Capricorn - When Uranus is in Capricorn, there could be massive changes in government. Democracies could rise and fall. It’s also the time to question traditional values. For example, if you’ve always gone along with the customs of your family, maybe you’ll want to change that up. Transiting Uranus in Capricorn can also open the door for new types of businesses or innovations in corporations.
    Aquarius - When Uranus is in Aquarius, it is at home because Uranus rules Aquarius. You can expect bold ideas, revolutionary thinking, and massive technological advances. You might also experience sudden changes in your friendships. For example, you might move and end up with an entirely new circle of pals. This tran

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    Saturn Transits Through the Signs

    Saturn Transits Through the Signs

    Episode 168. Saturn spends about two years in a sign. Saturn transits show where we might feel limited. This is where the hard work and discipline need to happen.
    Let’s go through each sign:
    Aries - When Saturn is in Aries, we must be willing to take responsibility for ourselves. This is not the time to point the finger. Instead, you must look at your choices with care and find the courage to do the right thing. You might take on more work - or start working more on yourself. You can find success now, provided you take calculated risks.
    Taurus - When Saturn is in Taurus, you can get your finances in order. This period requires great fiscal responsibility, but if you’re willing to knuckle down, you can create lasting security. The economy could be a bit stressful during this time, so it’s best to be prudent with investments. This transit may also find your values going through a shift.
    Gemini - When Saturn is in Gemini, you can learn new things, master a subject, and excel at communication. Focus on your studies and you can get that degree. Words hold power now, so you’ll want to choose them thoughtfully. If you don’t, your words could get you in a lot of trouble.
    Cancer - When Saturn is in Cancer, matters around the home and family need your attention. This could be a time when you’re fixing your nest, purchasing real estate, taking care of a loved one, or setting boundaries with family. Security is on your mind now, so it’s best to save for a rainy day.
    Leo - When Saturn is in Leo, you can get serious about your creativity. This is an excellent time to master your artistic skills through study or practice. Saturn in Leo also brings lessons about the ego. If you’re too self-involved, you may get a nudge to focus on others. Put others first now, and you’ll continue to get plenty of applause.
    Virgo - When Saturn is in Virgo, work becomes a god. You may be taking on a lot of responsibility on the job or entering into a new position that requires more from you. During this period, you’ll feel as if you’re doing nothing but working. Learn to take breaks because the shadow side is burn out. This is also the time to upgrade your healthcare practices.
    Libra - When Saturn is in Libra, relationships are front and center. This period may find you entering into serious partnerships or dismantling the ones that no longer fit your life. Compromise will be important if you want harmony. Saturn in Libra will shine a light on what kind of partner you are - and can be if you are willing to do the work.
    Scorpio - When Saturn is in Scorpio, themes of power,  shared resources, sex, and intimacy are up for review. Mostly, how you handle these topics. Are you able to share yourself completely? Or do you hold back? At times you will be forced to let go of the need for control. If you can surrender, you’ll master yourself and experience true power.
    Sagittarius - When Saturn is in Sagittarius, you can expand your horizons through serious study, travel, or spiritual practices. Examine your beliefs. Are they grounded? What is your connection with spirit - and the world at large? You can start to see your part in the bigger picture during this transit. It’s also fantastic for going back to school. If you want to complete a degree, go for it!
    Capricorn - When Saturn is in Capricorn, it’s happy as can be. Saturn rules Capricorn, so the themes of responsibility, hard work, and ambition sit well here. This period is ideal for chasing your ambitions and solidifying your place in the world. You can achieve anything you put your mind to. No mountain is too steep if you’re willing to commit.
    Aquarius - When Saturn is in Aquarius, the focus shifts to personal goals, friendships, and the collective. If your social circle is filled with superficial associations, it may be time to shed some of these folks. It’s also an excellent period for examining your goals - and upgrading them if they no longer satisfy you. Getting involved in

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Short lessons with good guests

Learning astrology can be overwhelming. However, Theresa Reed is aware that snippets of info are sometimes best. She’s always right to the point and clear cut. During guest interviews she lets her guests take center stage without interruption or long, drawn-out questions. Enjoyable and easy to absorb.

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Sad to see you go, here’s to new horizons!


I have thoroughly enjoyed your podcast! I started listening in 2020 quickly went back through your library. I’ve learned so much from you about astrology and I love your short and concise episodes. I will try to keep an eye out for your books and things you do in the future.

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