I decided to take a new look at astrology videos available online. Here’s a treasure trove of varied content; some are short, many are longer, and with a quite in-depth look at their respective subjects. Please enjoy yourselves (and send suggestions, too). I think there’s enough content here to fill a few days. Pace yourselves, friends.
Vedic astrologer Sam Geppi has short (about 4 minutes each), clear lessons on the planets. Here’s Jupiter and here’s the Moon. (His descriptions apply in the Western system as well.) The one on Jupiter gives a good understanding of the planet, which is now in Leo and will make its first of three trines to Uranus on September 25.
Online Astrology Lesson – Moon
Online Astrology Lesson – Jupiter
Vedic astrologer Ernst Wilhelm has many teaching videos. In these (posted in late 2013), he teaches precise techniques for assessing Jupiter is the Man (i.e., husband) in a woman’s chart, and Venus is Your Woman in Astrology (i.e., the wife). Both videos teach how to look at the horoscope in three different harmonics to fully understand how we are set up for partnership. (A bit over an hour each, his teaching is very interesting; when I have time, I’d like to try his technique out on a number of charts.)
Astrology Weekly had a page with links to the videos that Kelly Lee Phipps produced with 33 astrologers. He asked them: How did you get into astrology? These are short, some just a few minutes, and charming in their sincerity and diversity. Some of those answering: Roy Gillett, Rick Levine, Robert Hand, Daniel Giamario, Maurice Fernandez, Chris Brennan, and Arielle Guttman.
AstroShaman Benjamin Bernstein makes a video forecast for the week. The videos are about 10-15 minutes and he gives lots of details in his day-by-day analysis (i.e., the Kite formation between Sun, Juno, Vesta, Saturn, and Chiron, and the Yod between Sun, Vesta, and Uranus both peak this week). Here’s the link for September 8-14</a..
Astrology for the 21st Century has really good videos of animations of the planet’s movements. I have linked to them before, but they are well worth another mention. Here’s the YouTube channel to watch Mercury, Venus, Mars, and the Uranus-Pluto square during 2014. These are thorough; you’ll see, for example, a top-down orbital view of the angular relationships between Mars and the Sun; a sky-backdrop view of the retrograde motion of Mars; and a view of the motion of Mars through the astrological chart-wheel.
In case you missed Nick Dagan Best’s talk at the 2007 Blast Astrology Conference, watch it here: Back That Thing Up. The topic is Venus and Mars retrograde cycles; it is a very entertaining and creative hour and 15 minutes.
Richard Fidler has posted (August 2013) an Advanced Course …for beginners: a crash course in practical astrology (part 1). This is an hour and 45 minutes and covers the planets and their attributes. There are many graphics and this is a good source for students.
Michael Erlewine posted a 55-minute talk in December 2013. Full-Phase Aspects: Astrology’s Mirror (Easy Way to Look at a Chart) demonstrates the cycles of the planets with lots of graphics (another one I want to watch in full).
Here is a two-hour talk by Sean Kelly, Program Chair and professor in the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness department at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). The title is Archetypal Astrology and the Evolution of Consciousness: From Anima Mundi to the Great Turning. It was published in May 2014.
View Bernadette Brady’s one-hour talk on Astrology and Complexity here. This work is based on her 2004 MA dissertation and her book, Astrology: A Place in Chaos (2008) in which she makes a case for astrology within chaos theory.
Programmer (e.g., of Sirius and Kepler) David Cochrane has a virtual school on his YouTube channel, with many videos geared towards serious students and pros. Research methods, astronomy for astrologers, astromapping, history of astrology, midpoints, introduction to Vedic, and composites are some of the subjects; most of the videos are about 35 minutes. (There are about 100 videos.)
Ok, that should do it for awhile, right? Have fun (and a good Full Moon week).