Within Orb Episode 7 with Aerin Fogel

Meet astrologer and musician Aerin Fogel, as she joins host Jenn Zahrt this week! Tune in to hear Aerin’s unique book picks, which are music to our ears. Learn all about how music and astrology are intertwined for Aerin – and enjoy a clip from her new album, “Year 8”! Plus: Venus Fest (hint: it’s not necessarily about women!); a life-affirming, shared sense of awe; and… are Capricorns always on schedule?



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Song “Wake Up” used with permission by The E-Block Band.



Episode timestamps (conversation recorded July 2023): 

01:00 – Aerin’s musical project is called Queen of Swords. (Is it a metal band? Nope.) A big thanks to Aerin for sharing a clip of her music! Also, Aerin is a community builder, and we’re delighted to hear all about Venus Fest! [Aerin’s music clip used with permission.]

04:18 – Aerin got her start in AstrologyLand with the book The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need… the yellow one, with the interactive CD-ROM. Love how Aerin and Jenn dive into Aerin’s first experience consulting an astrologer, and how the tables were turned later in her life. [Note: Some books mentioned are available on our bookshop.org page! By purchasing books through this site, you help support CAELi – woot!]

14:07 – Visit our sponsor: CAELi’s Fertility Astrology Intensive!

15:05 – What astrology books would Aerin bring with her to a remote location? Pick #1 – because she just started reading it and would like to finish it! – is Vettius Valens: The Anthology (Mark Riley translation, edited by Chris Brennan).

17:33 – Aerin’s second choice is Demetra George’s Mysteries of the Dark Moon. Aerin finds this a book with deep meaning, connecting her to a larger soul purpose.

22:32 – Aerin’s final remote-location pick is Cosmos and Psyche by Richard Tarnas, a book which examines some larger cycles throughout human history. Isn’t it cool how reading the same book multiple times can bring new insights?

28:01 – What astrology book for beginners would Aerin recommend? The popular You Were Born for This by Chani Nicholas gets the green light! But Aerin also recommends a newcomer to our list: Astrology’s Twelve Great Myths: The Twisted Archetypes of a Dominator Culture by Julie Simmons, which you can find as an e-book. (Runners up include Hellenistic Astrology by Chris Brennan, and Ancient Astrology in Theory and Practice, Vol. 1 by Demetra George. But a word of caution: Both would need a foundation first, so start with Chani or Julie!)

33:55 – Thanks for listening to Within Orb! If you love the show, please help support it at no cost to you: Follow or subscribe wherever you listen, rate it five stars, or write a happy review! And if you’d like to become a CAELi member or support our work with a contribution of any amount, we’d be delighted! Thanks!


Show notes by Jen Braun, JJ Boots Productions LLC.

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