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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.

Aug 11, 2023

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?


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


Neptune appears: 6/7/21, Newhaven, UK, 09:00 GMT


Watch this episode:

The Astrology Squad

From Symbol to Substance: Training the Astrological Intuition by Richard Swatton

The Horary Process: A Magical Approach to an Ancient Art contact:

Saturn by Liz Greene

Books by Dane Rudhyar

Books by Howard Sasportas

Books by Stephen Arroyo

Ptolemy's Centiloquium

Tetrobiblos by Claudius Ptolemy


Christian Astrology by William Lilley

Christian Astrology retyped by Deb Houlding at Skyscript


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