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One of the top rated and top ranked Astrology Podcasts for ten years now! Tune in to explore the current celestial connections and cosmic interplay between various dyads such as Earth/Sky, Lunar/Solar and Fixed/Volatile. Discover how to alchemically break apart, transform and re-integrate these app…

Gary P Caton


    • Jan 6, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
    • every other week NEW EPISODES
    • 49m AVG DURATION
    • 217 EPISODES

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    Mercury Rx in Aquarius -Free your Mind

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 77:20

    Gary shares 4 different Astronomical perspectives of the Retrograde process, and shows how each point of view offers us new and different ways of understanding, finding and creating meaning from our retrograde experiences. This process of freeing our minds from the limitations of a single limited perspective reinforces what the Great Conjunctions of Jupiter and Saturn in Air signs are all about.

    Venus Rx, Inanna & the Huluppu Tree

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 68:19

    Gary explores the Ancient myth of Inanna & the Huluppu Tree to understand the powerful re-birth energies inherent in Venus retrograde.

    Venus in Capricorn Alchemy

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 81:23

    Gary explores the Alchemical journey of Transformation which Venus' greatest brilliance is initiating, and gives us a general timeline as well as a qualitative experiential description of that process. Next we explore the contrast and tension between the two Saturn ruled signs, Capricorn and Aquarius, and how that might best be navigated.

    Scorpio Horror Fest :-O

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 101:05

    Rachel and Andrei of Aeolian Heart join me for a discussion of Occult and Esoteric symbolism in Film. In celebration of the Lunar Eclipse on the Gorgon's Head, we explore 3 Horror classics: Jaws, Bram Stoker's Dracula & The Shining. :-O

    Mundane Astrology w/ John Michael Greer

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 100:00

    Join Gary and respected author, scholar and mage John Michael Greer for a discussion of recent Mundane charts (including the 2017 Eclipse, 2020 and 2021 Ingress charts). These are explored not just as predictive or forecasting tools, but also for their use in magic and personal growth.

    Libra Season w/ Sherene Vismaya

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 92:00

    Gary and Sherene discuss Mercury stationing on Spica/Chitra, the mutual reception between Venus in Scorpio and Mars and Libra, and Rahu or the North Node of the Moon entering Krittika Nakshatra, the location of the Pleiades. Connect with Sherene at ShereneVismaya.com

    Saturn square Uranus

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2021 79:13

    First we address the essential nature of Saturn and Uranus and the challenges they represent to each other. Next we talk about the Saturn-Uranus cycle, its various stages and how these have played out across the backdrop of US and World History. Then we look at the current squares and what opportunities and challenges they are offering.

    Mercury and Memory

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 48:49

    Gary & Sherene Schostak of Project 40 discuss the role of Memory in the spiritual process, and the value of review and integration before moving forward. Join Sherene in the next P40, to alchemize this process and re-write your own story!

    Mercury's Retrograde Loop in Gemini

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 57:40

    Gary re-visits Mercury in Gemini from pov of the Astronomical loop made in the Heavens as well as the dualism of Good/Evil in the Orphic Cosmogony

    Mercury in Gemini

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 111:14

    Mercury has entered Gemini, where it will remain until early July. Join me for a look at what this means for the collective as well as the individual, how and where we can expect these transformative tides to move us

    Palmistry with Kalem Turner

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 69:57

    We'll have a look into the history of the art of Palmistry, see how it works according to planetary principles like Astrology, and talk about a few ways the Planets in your chart can show up in your hand and vice versa. Also an interesting sidebar on the merits of the whole sign house system.

    Great Conjunction Redux

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 60:23

    As Mercury joins Jupiter and Saturn in the morning sky, Gary re-visits the Great Conjunction and sheds light on the role of Pallas Athena therein, by using the classical 4 Qualities.

    The Hidden Alchemy of the Great Conjunction

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2021 73:52

    Gary uses the Great Conjunction chart, in which Jupiter and Saturn are joined by asteroids Isis, Osiris and Horus, as a model to delineate the 7 Alchemical operations of the Emerald Tablet in correspondence with the vegetative cycle of the Nile and the Mythological cycle of Osiris, Isis & Horus

    Mercury in Aquarius

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2021 79:30

    Gary explains classical concepts such as Triplicity dignity with his inimitable down to earth style, and gives lots of ideas of how to use the extended passage of Mercury through Aquarius for creativity, magic, personal growth, new beginnings and much more!

    Mining the Deeper Secrets of Mercury Retrograde

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2021 96:22

    Far from being a simple matter of back and forth, Gary lays out 4 different astronomical dimensions in which profound shifts are happening during Mercury retrograde. We then explore the experiential manifestations of each 4, looking for what their meaning and purpose can be, and how best to use them to transform our lives.

    Fixed Stars with Elizabeth Hazel

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2020 84:23

    Gary interviews Liz regarding the rich content and concepts in her new publication "Little Book of Fixed Stars." Then they have a look at few couple celebrity charts together, to illustrate how the fixed stars add to chart delineation.

    Mars in Aries Magic

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2020 93:21

    First Gary shares the basic qualities of Mars, and also the philosophy and ethics behind magic. Next we talk about how to arrange the chart so our magic is most powerful. And finally we discover the magic of Mars' astronomy, and why the month of December holds abundant potential for the Red planet!

    The Alchemical Journey of Mercury

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2020 42:47

    Gary shares his astronomical insights into the ancient Alchemical text The Emerald Tablet, and demonstrates the system he discovered to track Mercury's triple alignments and correspondences between Above & Below.

    Venus cazimi in Gemini

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2020 61:29

    Tune in to hear Gary interpret the chart of the Sun-Venus conjunction from both a Mundane (World Astrology) and personal perspectives, using fixed stars, midpoints and aspects -including the 2nd of 3 Venus-Mars squares for this cycle.

    Mercury and Venus out of bounds in Gemini

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2020 56:50

    Gary examines the astronomy of Mercury and Venus for clues into aspects of the Gemini archetype currently seeking expression. We also look at the chart of Transcendentalist storyteller Ralph Waldo Emerson and his writings for inspiration.

    Venus Retrograde & Shifting Perspectives

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2020 55:58

    We re-visit Venus retrograde, this time by examining the different "dances," or dynamic loops She makes while traveling backward. Upon further examination the exceeding beautiful astronomical harmony of Venus' retrograde loops becomes an inspiration for seekers of alternate viewpoints.

    The Alchemical Journey of Venus

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2020 51:45

    Gary describes Venus' upcoming transformation from bright evening star through invisible union with the Sun and into bright morning star in terms of an alchemical and experiential process that will transform the way you think about retrogrades

    Magical Protection via the Stars

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2020 28:31

    Gary outlines a few opportunities for invoking protective energies from the Stars over the next couple weeks as well as how to find them in the Sky.

    Aries Ingress 2020

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2020 60:03

    Gary uses the classical methods of Ingress and Eclipse charts to understand the current moment. A comparison of the 1345 & 1918 charts with 2020 shows some similarities, but gives hope that this pandemic will be much more contained. Finally, Gary also offers some ideas and practices for protection and making medicine from these energies.

    Venus Magic 2.0

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2020 53:31

    In this episode we talk about 4 different kinds of Venus magic to be made over the next month! Gary discusses Venus in the 3rd Decan of Aries, Venus in front of the constellation Andromeda, Venus in Taurus and Venus with the fixed star Algol.

    Mercury Retrograde Loop in Pisces

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2020 79:19

    Gary delivers the real dope on Mercury's extended stay in Pisces. By changing our viewpoint from the normal flat 1D view of the Zodiac, and going in-depth into the other 3D views available via the Astronomy of Mercury, we can begin to better understand the profound shifts, changes and transformation that are possible during this period.

    Venus in Pisces magic

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2020 92:13

    First Gary shares the basic qualities of Venus, which make up Her magic. Next we talk about Venus' dignities -or favorite zones in the Zodiac where She is most powerful. And finally we discover the magic of Venus' astronomy, and why the current cycle holds abundant potential not seen for hundreds of years!

    Saturn Pluto conjunction in Capricorn

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2020 40:54

    Gary shares his unique view of this conjunction by showing how the long-running Saturn-Pluto parallel which is culminating in the conjunction of Jan 12 can be seen to be releasing energy similar to the birth of a child after a long difficult labor. He also compares it to planting magical seeds, like Jack and the Beanstalk.

    Venus Wisdom w/ Sasha Benedetti

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2019 61:09

    Sasha joins Gary to share how her experiences as a Montessori educator, single mother and wellness guide all inform her Astrology & the Art of living more fully from our Hearts.

    The Business of Astrology

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2019 50:55

    Amanda Walsh, CEO and co-founder of Astrology Hub, joins Gary to talk about Astrology as Business, the importance of heart/soul centered marketing for astrologers and the FREE 2020 forecast marathon event coming Jan 9-12!

    Venus & Jupiter at Galactic center

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2019 37:07

    Gary outlines two different ways to derive meaning for Galactic center via astronomy and mythology, discusses the topics of death and re-birth and gives positive examples and strategies for harnessing this energy creatively. Visuals on Youtube

    Mercury in Scorpio

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2019 58:39

    Join Gary for a convo with special guest, Jungian astrologer Sherene Schostak, as they explore both the darker and lighter sides of Scorpio that Mercury's extended stay in the sign will be revealing and challenging us to integrate.

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    Venus-Mars in Virgo 3.0

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2019 76:46

    The two planets closest to Earth are joining in the sign of the Harvest Goddess -the 3rd of 3 consecutive Venus-Mars conjunctions to occur in Virgo. Tune in as Gary delineates this conjunction in terms of the mythology of the sacred marriage and gives experiential examples how this energy plays out.

    Jupiter Magic

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2019 31:55

    Tune in as Gary illuminates Jupiter's station direct and the magic it makes available to us in his down to earth but energetic and inimitable style 

    In the Heart of Cancer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2019 27:42

    Mercury is in the Heart of the Sun in Cancer, and Jupiter and Saturn are entering a long term antiscia/parallel relationship. Tune in as Gary demonstrates what these alignments look like, both in the sky and the chart, and advises on what we can do with them. Graphics on Youtube

    2019 Summer Forecast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2019 39:03

    Mercury crosses the ecliptic heading south, initiating the upcoming retrograde loop. Venus is in fast direct motion and moving toward crossing the ecliptic heading north. All this leads to a big planetary rendezvous in late August. Tune in to find out what it all means! See graphics on Youtube

    Astrology & The World Tree

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2019 71:00

    Gary interviews special guest Tami Brunk of Astrology for Earth Renewal. Tami tells us about her mix of ecology, activism and shamanic astrology and then Gary and Tami discuss the Astrology of the Galactic Equator, the Lunar Nodes and how these relate to the mythic concept of the World Tree.

    Mercury joins Mars out of bounds

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2019 45:39

    Mercury joins Mars out of bounds. See graphics on Youtube. Gary demonstrates declination, out of bounds, parallels and antiscia -and explains how these lesser known conditions are affecting the current planetary weather.

    Astrological Magic

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2019 71:16

    Gary & special guest Christopher Warnock discuss the importance of lineage, history and classical training in astrology. Then we take on magic, electional astrology & the creation and usage of Talismans.

    Mars out of bounds in Gemini

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2019 58:14

    Mars is out of bounds from Apr 20-Jun 12. See graphics on Youtube. Gary talks about the Gemini part of this transit, and the most sensitive dates in that time frame. Then Gary talks more about the fiery and watery paths of transformation, what they each look like and how we can access and use the current energies to progress on our spiritual paths.

    Jupiter & Philosophy

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2019 129:56

    Gary & special guest Sam Reynolds discuss the philosophical underpinnings of why and how we think the living language of Astrology does and does not work -as well as how it reflects the human experience.

    Aries Ingress 2019

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2019 49:07

    Gary takes us through the history and usage of Ingress charts and then breaks down the current Ingress to render a 6 month Alchemical/Magical forecast. See Youtube for visuals

    Mercury in Pisces -Nigredo

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2019 69:12

    Mercury is just past evening elongation, where it made the first of a series of three alignments in the 3rd decan of Pisces -near the stars of Pegasus. Come explore the mythic potentials of both archetypes to see how they may manifest in your life. See Youtube for visuals

    The Aquarian Mythos

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2019 91:39

    Gary & special guest Gray Crawford discuss the archetypal mythos of Aquarius through the lens of Greek (Ganymede), Mesopotamian (Enki/Ea) and Egyptian (Hapi) cultures. We also work in classical and evolutionary astrology as well as Jungian ideas. In true Aquarian fashion, there's something for everyone!

    Jupiter and Saturn 2019

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2019 59:43

    Gary & special guest Gemini Brett discuss the power of Astrology & the Astrology of power. Jupiter and Saturn are in signs of equal Solar power, forming an Antiscia or midpoint with the Solstice axis on Jan 22. See 2nd half, with visuals, at link below https://youtu.be/Oey5n99GPHc?t=3434

    Partial Solar Eclipse in Capricorn

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2019 77:09

    Eclipse season is upon us again! Tune in as Gary and special guest Julene Louis discuss the nature of eclipses, the families or Saros series they belong to and the role of Ketu or the South Node with this particular eclipse.

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    Morning Star Magic 3.0

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2018 43:39

    Mercury is moving into conjunction with Jupiter and Antares, making the final of a series of three alignments in the 1st decan of Sagittarius. Tune in to hear the mythological story and occult history of this star, and some ideas for practical magic from this alignment and as Jupiter transits Sagittarius for the rest of the year.

    In the Heart of Sagittarius 2.0

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2018 62:30

    Today Mercury is in the Heart of the Sun, making the second of a series of three alignments in the 1st decan of Sagittarius. Tune in as Gary expertly re-frames how the retrograde process represents a profound transformative opportunity, from an holistic and integral perspective. Gary then adds Jupiter and Antares into the mix, before returning to the primordial spirit of Fire via a reading from his popular new book, The Mercury Elemental Year.

    On Venus Direct, Re-Birth & Gnosis

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2018 77:21

    Today Venus turns direct, and rapidly moves toward Her greatest brightness on Dec 1. That will be the third of a series of three alignments which occur in the last degrees of Libra and first degrees of Scorpio. Tune in as Gary frames the retrograde journey through the lens of a Universal alchemical process of transformation, which is symbolized by a series of five Bird spirits. This final phase of the Rubedo or reddening is represented by the Pelican and the Phoenix.

    In the Heart of Scorpio

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2018 58:30

    Today Venus is in the Heart of the Sun, at Her closest approach to Earth -the closest approach of any planet. This is the second of a series of three alignments which occur in the last degrees of Libra and first degrees of Scorpio. Tune in as Gary frames the retrograde journey through the lens of a Universal alchemical process of transformation, which is symbolized by a series of five Bird spirits. Once you know the map, the retrograde can become an opportunity instead of an obstacle.

    On Venus Retrograde, Shadows, Light & Abnormality

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2018 55:08

    Venus is shining at Her brightest as Evening Star. This is the first of a series of three alignments which occur in the last degrees of Libra and first degrees of Scorpio. Tune in as Gary reframes the upcoming retrograde journey, first through the lens of a Universal alchemical process of transformation, and later, as an astronomical loop de loop roller-coaster ride!

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