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A Discussion on Astrology and Race in America

A Discussion on Astrology and Race in America

On episode 259 of the podcast astrologer Sam Reynolds joins the show to discuss the issue of racism in America, and to talk about some related topics that have come up in the astrological community in the past two weeks.

These discussions resulted from the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, and the resulting protests across the United States.

In the first part of the show we discuss some of the underlying issues in the country related to systemic racism and police violence, while later we transition into talking about some of the discussions and activism that have sprung up in the astrological community recently.

Along the way we touch on broader themes about what it is like to be a black astrologer in America, efforts Sam has made to bring greater diversity to the astrological community, and what can be done to help these efforts in the future.

Sam has given a couple of related related talks in the past year, including The Astrological Destiny for African Americans for the Fresh Voices in Astrology summit, and a talk titled Race, Justice, and America’s Pluto Return for the Association for Young Astrologers.

You can find out more about Sam’s work on his website:


This episode is available in both audio and video versions at the bottom of this page.

Show Notes

Here are some of the topics we discussed, with links to related resources:

Donations and Resources

Please consider making a donation for the victims, protesters, and related organizations:


Sam’s recommended reading list:

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A full transcript of this episode is available: Episode 259 transcript

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  • Thank you for this episode, Chris. Such engaging and interesting conversations with Sam Reynolds – I’ve learned many things today.

    Basil Fearrington was the astrologer who helped me choose the elective chart for my wedding (I also consulted another great astrologer who helped me too with priorities and themes I desired in my marriage) so I’m glad you mention him here as a key black astrologer.

  • Thank you Chris for this very interesting podcast, I’m from Italy and we not have that forms of racisms as you do in America, mainly for historical reasons. We have mafia though….and I found it extremely informative and painful at the same time.