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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.

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.

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United Kingdom

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

#068 Analysis, Imagination & Spotting Chart Themes | Interview with Fernanda Paiva | PART 1

10/22/2021
During this enhanced episode of The Stellium Astrology Podcast, I talk to an old friend and astrological colleague of mine, Fernanda Paiva. Watch the episode here: https://youtu.be/Ph2oJ_F6GUc This is a bit of a throwback as Fernanda and I had this conversation quite some time ago but I already had a schedule I wanted to put out on the podcast before I had my guests on, so if we talk about some things which aren't so current anymore, that's why! As you'll very soon discover, Fernanda...

Duration:00:49:38

#065 How to Connect With Mysterious Placements In Your Chart

10/8/2021
Astrology is an ever-unfolding mystery, particularly our own natal charts which seem to constantly reveal aspects of our personality to us which had previously been hiding in our subconscious awareness. But there will always be elements of our own natal charts which allude us, no matter how hard we research and try to understand them. For example, planets in the 12th house are often very difficult for individuals to grasp, as are any planets which are aspected by dreamy, nebulous...

Duration:00:37:58

#064 What is a New Moon Wish List & Why Bother Creating One?

10/1/2021
You’ve probably heard me mention a New Moon Wish List a few times during the podcast. So what exactly is a New Moon Wish List? And why bother creating one? Every 28 days, the Moon does a full revolution as she orbits the Earth leaving us with a few key dates falling on the first quarter, Full Moon, final (third) quarter and concluding and starting over at the New Moon. So the New Moon can be seen as a point of closure and representing new beginnings at the same time. I suppose in...

Duration:00:26:09

#063 Is Having A Stellium Good or Bad?

9/24/2021
Now this is a phrase I hear a lot when speaking to my students and clients. It's pretty much the go-to mindset before people learn the depth of the craft, where nothing is really that black and white in astrology. For example, the natal chart is you in all your glory, warts 'n' all. There are ore favourable and less desirable aspects of the personality. There are bits we can take ownership over, and those parts of ourselves that we project onto others. But would we simplify ourselves and...

Duration:00:30:24

#062 Stellium: How Rare Is A Stellium?

9/17/2021
Last week I discussed what a stellium is in astrology. This week I wanted to explore the subject a little bit deeper and talk about how rare a stellium is. Like everything in astrology, it's not totally cut and dry. There are some planetary gatherings that are incredibly common. Others, not so much. So this is an episode where I talk a little bit more about stellia and what does and doesn't count. I've written about stellia for my website, so won't go in to too much detail here. Instead,...

Duration:00:27:29

#061 The Aspects: Aspect Patterns: Stellium

9/10/2021
This week I decided to discuss what a stellium is in astrology. You've probably heard of stellia (the plural name for them) as it's the name of this podcast! And it's likely you found my website or this podcast when googling "what is a stellium?" on the hunt for more information on this rather elusive and complicated spect pattern. A stellium is when three or more planets congregate in the same sign or house in the horoscope. Such a concentration of planets can have quite an intense...

Duration:00:28:17

#060 The Aspects: Aspect Patterns: Mystic Rectangle

9/3/2021
The Mystic Rectangle is another interesting aspect pattern which usually pops when you initially glance at the natal chart and is formed of two trines, two sextiles and two oppositions. The way this pattern is organised differs from the kite as a Grand Trine isn’t involved, and there are TWO hard aspects in the shape of the opposition joining the corners of of the rectangle like a check box. Relationships and interaction are going to be important roles in your life, but being connected by...

Duration:00:38:06

#059 The Aspects: Aspect Patterns: Yod/Hand of God/Finger of Fate

8/27/2021
The Yod is one of the more commonly known aspect patterns which has quite a bad reputation! Yet again, another triangular chart shape which is again rather easy to recognise, the Yod is formed of three planets, two sitting in sextile from each other and completed by a third planet apexing at quincunx (a.k.a. inconjunct) the sextile planets. So why does the Yod have a bad reputation? If you go 150° north and south of the ascendant, you’ll find yourself standing on the cusp of the 6th and...

Duration:00:29:41

#058 The Aspects: Aspect Patterns: Thors Hammer

8/20/2021
Mythologically speaking, Thor’s Hammer Mjölnir was one of the most powerful weapons ever crafted, forged by dwarves and gifted to God of Thunder, Thor. Regular listeners will be aware of the frequency in which I talk about Marvel films, and for a long time I crushed hard on Chris Hemsworth! I even wrote an article about him for Star Sign Style! Mjölnir is never too far to be drawn into Thor’s hands and he can use it to defeat his enemies as well as holding on to it and willing it to carry...

Duration:00:27:08

Bonus Episode: My Special News & Prize Draw Winners!

8/14/2021
During this episode I announce the prize draw winners (better late than never) and also share some special news of my own with you all!

Duration:00:14:53

#057 The Aspects: Aspect Patterns: Kite

8/13/2021
The Kite aspect pattern is formed a Grand Trine which has an opposition from one corner of the triangle to the opposite side of the chart, which sits at a sextile to the other two corners of the triangle. It looks as you’d imagine, like a kite or a diamond. Not only is this a rather pretty looking aspect pattern to observe in the natal chart, it actually contains some of the more fortunate and free flowing components of the Grand Trine, while having the benefits of a hard aspect wired into...

Duration:00:23:51

#056 The Aspects: Aspect Patterns: Grand Trine

8/6/2021
The Grand Trine is related to —you guessed it—the trine aspect. But this is a turbo-charged trine as it involves planets sitting in each of the related elements at around the same degree forming a triangle shape in the natal chart. Just like the trine, the Grand Trine of planets is considered to be a harmonious aspect as the elements work with one another in a positive way. This aspect pattern also includes one of each of the modes, which in turn creates a sense of balance as it isn’t...

Duration:00:24:35

#055 The Aspects: Aspect Patterns: T Square

7/30/2021
This is an aspect pattern which is much like the Grand Cross, but cut in half from corner to corner like a sandwich (am I writing when hungry again?!). Two planets sitting in opposition to each other at 180° apart are pulled into a tense pyramid of power when a planet sits on the very top. When connecting the lines from the middle of the opposition and the planet sitting at the mid-point, the letter T can be seen in the natal chart. This planet which forms the tip of the planetary...

Duration:00:31:07

#054 The Aspects: Aspect Patterns: The Grand Cross

7/23/2021
When looking at the patterns in the centre of the chart which are formed by the aspects, there are patterns that appear which are formed when the planets come together to form larger configurations. By coming together, I mean that they form patterns by sitting at degrees in the natal chart which form aspects which conjoin to make larger patterns which form a larger pattern in the chart. These patterns are usually formed with planets and asteroids, but not usually with hypothetical or...

Duration:00:25:29

#053 The Aspects: How to Read the Aspects Grid

7/16/2021
In today’s episode I decided to take a look at the aspect, and elements/modes grids when casting a chart using astro.com in order to assess elemental and modal weighting in the natal chart, and also to understand how to read the aspects grid the natal chart ‘feels’. This can be identified when looking at whether an aspect is applying, separating or is exact/partile. Each aspect glyph is displayed in the aspects grid with a number and the letter A or S giving an indication to how soon...

Duration:00:30:12

#052 What Are The Aspects & How Are They Assigned Their Nature?

7/9/2021
I had originally recorded this episode as an audio version only but realised it was very difficult to describe without a visual prompt for listeners to refer to. Yes, I could've added an image to the accompanying blog post, but I thought I would go one better and record an enhanced podcast for you to enjoy on my YouTube channel. In a nutshell the conjunction, opposition, square, trine and sextile are all considered the major aspects. Their relationship with the luminary-ruled...

Duration:00:29:09

#051 The Minor Aspects: Semi-square, Sesquiquadrate, Semi-sextile, Quincunx, Quintile, Bi-Quintile, Septile

7/2/2021
I would love to record an episode on each of the minor aspects, but there are a few time constraints which prevent me from doing this currently. However, I have recorded an episode with a brief explanation of each of the minor aspects so you can familiarise yourself with this information and explore at your own leisure. The most ‘major’ of the minors in my humble opinion is the quincunx which is an aspect I often look at in consultation. But each of the minor aspects can uncover deeper...

Duration:00:41:32

#050 The Aspects: Sextile

6/25/2021
So we’ve reached the end of our conversation about the major aspects, concluding with the 60° sextile. The sextile might be considered ‘soft’ but is by no means a shrinking violet! This powerful aspect can open doorways of opportunity which can alter the course of your life forever, should you so recognise and take advantage of this moment of magic. The sextile is a little more obvious than a trine. In fact it’s considered a ‘coaxing’ aspect so when we feel this opportunity knocking we...

Duration:00:48:04

#049 The Aspects: Trine

6/18/2021
We’ve covered the neutral and hard aspects now we’ve reached the mathematical sweet spot: the 120° trine! The trine can be found by dividing the circle by three. What trines have in common are the fact they share the same element. However, they share different modes. If you’ve covered the elements episodes then you’ll know that these signs are motivated and engage with their environment in similar ways. In essence they work harmoniously with each other. (If you haven’t listened to the...

Duration:00:48:14