In episode 136 of the podcast astrologer Adam Elenbaas joins the show once again to finish answering some remaining questions we received from listeners over the past few months, as a followup to episodes 133 and 127.
In this episode we covered a lot of different questions, which ranged from discussions about the structure and value of astrological consultations, to questions about how to use the electional charts provided in our forecast episodes.
You can find out more information about Adam on his website at nightlightastrology.com.
Below you will find the show notes with an outline of some of the questions we answered, followed by links to download or stream the recording of this episode of the podcast.
Questions Discussed in This Episode
Here are the questions from listeners that we answered or discussed in this episode.
Most of these questions were submitted by patrons of The Astrology Podcast around September or October of 2017.
- I would love to hear specific examples of astrology counseling or interpretations that positively contributed to a client’s understanding of themselves and the world around them.
- Also, how is a counseling session structured?
- What are the challenges and how do you prepare?
- Have you ever done readings that just didn’t hit the mark for the client?
- What are instances in your career that validate your decision to become a professional astrologer, despite the lack of understanding and acceptance in the larger public arena?
- Because astrology, especially ancient/traditional astrology, posits an entirely different worldview on the way our cosmos works, it seems at odds with our current secular-materialist worldview.
- How do you deal with the cognitive dissonance that arises (if it does at all) in your life because of this?
- This has been touched upon in previous episodes, I think, and will vary from person to person, but I’m curious as to how you guys handle it on more personal, day-to-day basis.
- My question for the Q&A episode is regarding a planet being under the beams but out of sign. Is the debility active or less so than if they were in same sign? I.e. In a wedding chart the Sun is at 28 Virgo, and Jupiter at 6 Libra.
- Two concepts I don’t feel I have a practical handle on are declination and antiscia.
- How prominently do these factor into your electional work?
- Did discovery of these concepts become game changers for you in your astrological studies (and if so, how?).
- How do examining these points add color or more precision to casting or examining a chart?
- I know you guys have discussed Saturn returns before, but since it’s relevant to the upcoming ingress into Capricorn I think discussing the effects of Saturn in Capricorn on those with that natal placement would be interesting to listeners.
- With a lot of emphasis on the ascendant I was wondering your take on the significance of the descendant, mainly in the natal and progressed charts.
- I wonder if the saying opposites attract has to do with the AC/DC as kind of two sides of the same coin.
- I’d like to know what kinds of actions people take to get the most out the elections you bring forth.
- You do a great job of saying what and when, but I’m curious how people actually work with them?
- I think it would be nice to hear more on the common sense application of electional astrology; how does one best use the time, or apply it?
- An election’s application to the natal aside, I think it would be helpful to know definitively what practical application works best for election.
A full transcript of this episode is available: Episode 136 transcript
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