Within Orb Episode 1 with Thea Anderson

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Welcome to Within Orb, a podcast of the Celestial Arts Education Library Institute (CAELi)! Join host Jenn Zahrt each week, as she interviews astrologers about the books that changed their lives.

How exciting – our inaugural show, as we all get within orb! Our first guest is astrologer Thea Anderson! Tune in as Jenn and Thea discuss books galore, including Thea’s three (or four) books she’d take with her on a desert island, including one she’d bring to get OFF said island. Plus: remediation, zodiacal releasing, horary astrology, and making the mundane magical!

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Episode timestamps (conversation recorded Jan. 2023):

00:32 – Welcome to Within Orb, everyone – our first guest is astrologer Thea Anderson! Yay!

00:46 – The first astrology book Thea ever read (or was it osmosis??): The Only Way to Learn Astrology, Vol. 1.

01:50 – What was the second book that Thea ever read? “The blue book,” AKA On the Heavenly Spheres.

02:39 – Thea’s desert island books include: Firmicus Maternus’s Mathesis, Valens’s Anthology, Attrell and Porrecca’s Picatrix: A Medieval Treatise on Astral Magic, and Agrippa’s Three Books of Occult Philosophy.

24:36 – Thea’s picks for astrology beginners are: Astrology and the Authentic Self by Demetra George and 36 Secrets by T. Susan Chang.

35:55 – 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 kind 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.