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Lynn Bell on the Astrology of Family Dynamics

Lynn Bell on the Astrology of Family Dynamics

In episode 104 of the podcast astrologer Lynn Bell joins the show to talk about the astrology of family dynamics, as seen through the natal chart and synastry.

Most of our discussion focuses on subjects that are dealt with in her book on the topic, titled Planetary Threads: Patterns of Relating Among Family and Friends.

You can find out more information about Lynn on her website www.lynnbellastrology.com.

Below you will find the show notes, followed by links to download or stream the recording of this episode of the podcast.

Sponsors and Giveaways for April

At the top of this episode I announce the giveaway prizes for April:

  1. A pass to the upcoming Northwest Astrological Conference, which is taking place May 2529, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. Discounted registration rates for NORWAC end on April 22, so sign up now for a lower price.
  2. A copy of Ben Dykes’ new translation of Dorotheus of Sidon, which will be released later this month.

For more information about the giveaway and how to enter see the April description page.

Timestamps and Some Topics Covered

  • 00:00 – 02:18: show introduction and giveaway announcements for April.
  • 02:18 – Interview with Lynn begins
  • A little bit of background info on Lynn, where she came from, training, etc.
  • Planetary Threads: Patterns of Relating Among Family and Friends
    • 2013, Ibis Press. Revised and expanded version of 1999 publication.
    • Mainly an edited transcript of seminars presented at the Center for Psychological Astrology in 1997/8.
  • Primarily focuses on family dynamics, but also other areas like friendship.
  • How the birth charts of individuals interact with each other and describe dynamics that develop between those individuals.
    • Parents, siblings, grandparents, cousins, etc.
  • Sometimes similar chart placements or signatures repeat across different generations.
  • How the family contributes to our experience of ourselves.
    • Two people might be born with the same birth chart, but in a different family.
    • How might different families emphasize different chart placements.
  • Different planetary signatures and how they can manifest in different family dynamics.
  • Lynn’s work on the planetary joys scheme and its relevance in interpreting the houses.


A full transcript of this episode is available: Episode 104 transcript

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  • Good to, finally, see you talk to a Psychological Astrologer on your podcast Although I recall the chat with Rob Hand who appears to largely share the purpose,or philosophical underpinnings, of this group. Enjoyed, thanks!

  • Did you throw shade at my teacher Isabel? Maybe you should have given it a try in the 50’s. Of course the instructor is only a resource for the aspiring. Sounds like an audition for a one person Molly Bloom production.

    • hi Joe, I have great admiration for Isabel. but she wasn’t my teacher, and that is something I felt strongly when I listened to her. She was a wonderful astrologer. Most spiritual traditions acknowledge the importanc eof an inner relationship to a teacher, It’s more a question of inner temperament, and what comes up on one’s own path, I would have been a bit young in the 50’s.

  • I absolutely love this episode. I’don’t heard a lot about Lynn Bell and she lived up to the hype and more. I was hanging on every word, every minute. Shows me I am meant for this kind of work. Thank you.

  • This was wonderful, thank you. I definitely look forward to checking out more of Lynn Bell’s work.

    After listening to this episode, I went and started pulling charts for as many family members as I could and immediately saw that many of us have hard Moon/Mars aspects, either as squares or conjunctions. On a gut level, this makes sense to me somehow, but on an intellectual level, I hope to learn more about it.

  • This episode encouraged me to look at the charts of my two former best friends, who were like sisters. Turns out we all have Mars in Cancer at the same degree, squaring my 8th house moon (and my mom’s Mars in Cancer is only two degrees off).

    I also found my paternal grandmother’s father’s birthday and place on Ancestry. He has two Libra planets, Mercury and Venus, which are each only one degree off my own dad’s Mercury and Venus in Libra, respectively.