Deon Mitchell is an eighteen year old traditional astrologer who spent COVID summer waiting to hear if they'll get to attend their first year at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in person. To keep themselves occupied Deon took Chris Brennan's course on traditional astrology, attended NORWAC, accumulated eleven thousand Twitter followers, and used their platform to tell white astrologers to take ten deep breaths before opining on how Venus retrograde impacted the riots following the murder-by-police of George Floyd. Oh, and Deon will be speaking at the Queer Astrology Conference 2020 https://qac.queerastrology.com/ July 8-12. Please enjoy the chat with this delightful young leader.
Find Deon on Twitter and IG: @astrobydeon
Gray Crawford is an Astrologer from Olympia Washington. Gray joined the pod to discuss the planetary nodes. The discussion began with the nodes of the Moon and explored the nodes of outer planets incorporating them with the Pluto-Jupiter-Saturn transits so many have linked to the times we're all living through. Specifically, Gray looked at how the South nodes of Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn are piled up in Capricorn and how events of the day reflect earlier transits through the bendings of those same planetary nodes.
Find Grey: https://graycrawford.net/
Debbie Stapleton is an ISAR Certified astrologer, folk herbalist, artist, singer and writer for astrology.com. She explores where astrology, creativity, and healing practices meet through her holistic astrology consultations, writing, and classes. Her astrological paintings are part of her forecasting process, where she expresses planetary energies in color. Debbie joined to discuss virtual NORWAC and all our current astro-weather.
https://www.modern-mystic.com/about - Twitter @dsuede - IG @holistic_astrology
Astrologer Shawn Nygaard joined the show to discuss Saturn's transit in Aquarius. As Shawn is a Minneapolis resident he discussed the transit with first person examples bringing the transit to life with events on the ground. It was a wonderful conversation with a great astrologer.
Shawn is a professional astrologer in Minneapolis, MN, where he does readings and teaches classes and webinars. He is is a Tutor for MISPA (Mercury Internet School of Psychological Astrology) and has been a speaker at the AA, NCGR, UAC, SOTA, and NORWAC conferences, as well as the Minnesota Jung Association. His writing has been published in WellBeing Astrology Guide (Australia) and The Mountain Astrologer.
Fin Shawn at:
https://www.imagineastrology.com/about-shawn - IG @shawnnygaard
Sol-Jo joined the podcast form Bergen, Norway for a wide ranging conversation about astrology and healing in today tumultuous times. Sol shared fully matured astro-language focusing on self-worth rather than self-confidence, and understanding rather than control. This was a great talk with a fantastic astrologer, therapist, teacher, writer and healer.
Links - https://sol-with.com/ - Twitter: @SolWith - IG: solwithjonassen
Cary Caton joined TBA to talk about he friend astrologer Kelly Lee Phipps who is of blessed memory. Kelly foresaw the recent blossoming of astrology in many ways laying the tracks with early podcasting and video recording. Gary also shared his astro-origins and went on a brief deep-dive into the current Venus retrograde.
Find Gary at: www.dreamastrologer.com
Find Kelly Lee Phipps at: http://divineinspirationastrology.com/books/elemental-wave-chronicles-the-jupiter-saturn-cycle/
Shakirah "Kirah" Tabourn is an astrologer, author, educator and organizer. Kirah rejoined the podcast to discuss Bernie Sander's nativity in light of Sanders suspending his campaign for the Democratic nomination for President. The discussion included a robust treatment of Saturn's transit in Aquarius, the upcoming Saturn-Jupiter conjunction in Aquarius, as well as Mar's upcoming marathon transit in Aries. The conversation ended with a look at the nativities of potential Vice Presidential nominees
Find Kirah at:
Twitter & IG @thestrology
Astrologer and producer Demetrius Bagley joined the pod to discuss the effects of outer planet transits in Aquarius on the astrological community. Along the way Demetrius paints a first-hand picture of astrology's growth by recounting a number of cherished "astrologer" conventions and how innovation has impacted astrology.
On Twitter @vegand & on Instagram @demetriusjb
Canadian astrologer Pallas Augustine joined the pod for a nurturing, pandemic-tinged pod. The discussion started with how Pallas uses astrology in her everyday life and evolved into a conversation on where astrological focus can be most productively placed during trying times. Then Pallas discussed Justin Trudeau and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau's charts and how the transits of the day are immerging in Canadian life.
On Twitter @nineofwands
Stacia Secrerat is the President of the Oregon Astrological Association and an instructor at the Portland School of Astrology. Stacia is also the proprietor of Moon Deep Astrology. Stacia joined TBA to discuss radical self care with the Moon. The incredibly topical pod includes Stacia going through each natal Moon placement and discussing care with focused techniques.
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Wade Caves joined the show for an in-depth treatment of mundane astrology and the 2020 Aries ingress. The conversation includes Wade's astro-origins, a brief master class on mundane astrology using traditional astrological tools, and a thorough look at the 2020 Aries ingress chart. Wade is a brilliant astrologer. TBA was incredibly lucky to have him join and unpack this uber-relevant topic.
On Twitter - @wadecaves
Legendary astrologer, author and creator of context on the Visionary Activist an Astro*Mytho*Politico radio show on KPFK Pacifica radio joined TBA for some trickster cahooting. We discussed Caroline's career as an astrologer, as well as her fabulous perspective on blending astrology, mythology, magic and direct action to impact the stories that shape our society. Lots of focus is offered to how the story of the 2020 election will play out. Caroline is a personal hero. I hope you all enjoy her visit as much as I did.
Diana Harper returned to TBA to look at synastry and composite charts. Neither Diana nor Kipp are focus on relationship astrology. This podcast is an exploration of the charts using their personal charts as an example of non-romantic friendships. The conversation included how astrology impacts Diana's everyday life, relationship charts, and a couple of fun mystery charts to close. As always, Diana rocked.
Find Diana -
On Twitter and IG: @ddamascenaa
Charm Torres is an astrologer and Tarot card reader living in Toronto Canada. Charm came onto the pod and shared a lovely conversation about locational astrology. Charm's input was especially enlightening when it comes to the multiple applications of the technique. We get to know charm, get a strong dose of locational astrology then hit a couple mystery chart. Charm is delightful. Enjoy.
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Astrologer Giulio Pellegrini joined TBA for some long overdo astro-chat. We talked about Giulio's role as the Presiding Officer of the Association for Astrological Networking (AFAN). AFAN has a major event planned as part of International Astrology Day on March 20th https://www.afan.org/international-astrology-day-iad/. Giulio also talked about his excitement about AFAN's role in helping plan the upcoming United Astrology Conference (UAC). Then we caught-up about Giulio's research regarding the first Saturn square and previewed his upcoming talk at NORWAC discussing Pluto's influence on culture.
Fina Giulio at https://www.ethericastrology.com/ and on Twitter at @ethericastro
Astrologer Sam Reynolds is a cherished resource at the pinnacle of his profession. Sam serves on the Board of Directors for the International Academy of Astrology, the International Society for Astrological Research and the Astrology News Service. Sam also regularly appears as a speaker at astrological conferences world wide. Sam joined TBE to discuss the progress of the astrological community over the past 20 years and developments that encouraged people of color make astrology their own. In addition, the conversation covered Sam's discovery of astrology as well as some discussion of what the skies portend for the rest of 2020.
Find Sam at https://unlockastrology.com/ and on Twitter @sfreynolds
Astrologer and Reiki master Bear Ryver joined TBA for a probing conversation about Astrology, Reiki and how it all goes together. The talk culminated in a thorough treatment of Chiron and the path to making our limits our strengths. The conversation ended with a couple prescient mystery charts and a fun prediction. Bear is wonderful. Enjoy.
Bear will be speaking this spring 2020 at NORWAC https://norwac.net/ and at the Washington State Astrological Association http://waastrologers.org/
Find Bear on Twitter @Astral_idsand on the web at https://psycheandsoulastrology.com/
Astrologer Jo Gleason joined TBA for a delightful conversation. Included in our chat was her role as Vice President of the Association for Young Astrologers (AYA), the evolution of astrology in modern culture, the upcoming nodal shift and the recent square between Venus-Neptune and Mars.
Find Jo:t https://jogleason.com and on twitter @justjogleason
Kipp is the host of The Basement Astrologers podcast. Amy Klobuchar is the Senior Senator from Minnesota and a candidate for the democratic nomination for president.
Find Kipp on Twitter: @EudaimoniaAstro
Amy Klobuchar - 25 May 1960 12:56AM St. Louis Park, MN
Astrologer Rob Bailey joined the pod from Canberra Australia. We discussed Rob's astrological origin story, our mutual admiration for traditional astrological techniques and how we're working to breath life into the practices. As we wisely recorded the podcast during the Pluto-Saturn conjunction eclipse we topped the conversation off with some Pluto-Saturn and eclipse sprinkled with lots of current events from Australia.
Find Rob at https://oldschoolastrology.com/ and on Twitter @oldschoolastro
Astrologer SJ Anderson joined TBA to discuss the birth chart of Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg. SJ is an American expat living in China. Aside from being a learned traditional astrologer, SJ is a fixture on AstroTwitter as a calm, poetic voice allowing the symbols of the day to dance in short, clear declarations.
Michael Bloomberg: 14 February 1942 at 15:40 Brighton, Massachusetts
Find SJ on Twitter @sjanderson144
Astrologer and Tarot pro Diana Rose Harper joined TBA to close out the calendar year with a look at the astro-weather for the year ahead. We both showed up to the conversation with a list of our picks for the five most potent transits of 2020. The limited scope of our conversation allowed us to go a little deeper into the topics at hand while still covering a ton of ground in what is set to be a consequential year.
Diana is a TBA favorite. She is as talented a practitioner of the divinatory arts as the upcoming generation has to offer and a delightful person to boot. Diana was selected to speak at the 2020 NORWAC conference. The astrological community could not be luckier to have her.
Find Diana at: https://ddamascenaa.com/ - https://www.patreon.com/ddamascenaa - https://www.instagram.com/ddamascenaa/ - https://www.facebook.com/ddamascenaa - and @ddamascenaa on Twitter
Alyssa Pashya joined TBA to discuss Mayor Pete's birth chart. Alyssa is a passionate young astrologer who took a hard look at the condition of the planets in Pete's chart as well as how the candidate's chart interacts with the transits of the upcoming year. Adding spice to the pod we used a birth time uncovered by an astrologer who got it directly from Pete at an in person event. This episode also goes deep on a couple of fixed stars that show up in Pete's chart and the year ahead. Enjoy.
Pete Buttigieg 19 January 1982 7:11 AM South Bend, IN
Pallas K Augustine is an astrologer, thinker, teacher and scholar witch based in Victoria British Columbia. She joined TBA for a rollicking conversation based on finding spiritual nourishment in higher education, We also talked about finding the sacred sites in nature while growing up on the plains of North America. We threw in some Jupiter in Capricorn talk for good measure
Find Pallas: http://nineofwands.com/ & www.Spicaschool.com
Titter: @nineofwands and IG: @kastricks
Shakirah Tabourn is an astrologer, author, organizer, as well as the Founder and Editor In Chief of NFLUX magazine. Kirah is a sparkling voice in the broad world of upcoming astrologers. Kirah was nice enough to join the podcast to discuss Bernie Sanders' birth chart.
Bernie Sanders: 8 September 1941, Brooklyn Heights, NY no birth time available. https://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Sanders,_Bernie
Find Kirah at:
Twitter/Venmo/IG handle - @thestrology
Adam Elenbaas is a professional astrologer, author and the founder of the Nightlight Astrology School. Adam holds an MA and MFA in English and Creative Writing. Adam is also a foundational member of the current astrological community. Adam agreed to join the show to discuss the nativity of a larger than life figure - the 45th POTUS Donald J Trump.
Donald Trump: 14 Jun 1946 10:54AM Queens, NY
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Patrick Watson joined TBA to discuss the birth chart of Julian Castro a candidate for the democratic nomination for President of the United States. Patrick is learned practitioner of traditional astrological methods and is also the individual who uncovered Castro's birth time for Astro.com's data base. If you're interested in learning more about how to apply Zodiacal Releasing please tune in. Patrick puts on a masters class.
Julian Castro: 16 September 1974 2:40AM in San Antonio, TX - https://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Castro,_Julián
Find Patrick @pwatsonastro at:
https://patrickwatsonastrology.com/ - https://www.patreon.com/patrickwatsonastrologer - https://www.youtube.com/c/patrickwatsonastrologer
Arthur Lipp-Bonewits is a Tarot reader, astrologer, angel medium, psychic and half of the Birds Eye Astrology Podcast. Arthur joined the pod to discuss the birth chart of Cory Booker who currently serves as the Junior Senator from New Jersey and a candidate for the Democratic Party nomination for president of the United States. Arthur proved to be a tour de force discussing psychic readings, angel mediumship, magical practitioners on the autism spectrum, as well as his new venture performing group rituals focused on individual daemons.
Arthur looked at Booker's chart using his style of Zodiacal Releasing. For those learning to apply ZR in their personal practice buckle-up we're taking a deep dive.
Find Arthur ar:
Twitter - @lipandbone
Instagram - @Readingsbyarthur
Flow Chart Referenced: https://patrickwatsonastrology.com/
Alice Bolen is an astrologer and student of Classical Osteopathy. Alice was raised in rural Ontario and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Alice writes extended horoscopes for Vice's Astrology app Astro Guide. Alice did an expert job walking the pod through Elizabeth Warren's nativity. Find out why Liz is in for a big year - selfie line and all.
Find Alice at: @lobotomy
Serina Jones joined the show to discuss the birth chart of Tulsi Gabbard. Serina is an established astrologer and clinical counseling student. Serina was recently certified by the Nightlight Astrology School though she has been a student of astrology for many years. Serina keenly dug into the feisty Gabbard's chart. The news cycle has already caught up to many of the observations Sarina brought up when the pod was taped.
Find Serina at https://www.mercuryrisingastrology.com/
Burgeoning astrologer Alexis Duong joined TBA to look at presidential candidate Marianne Williamson's birth chart. It was a wonderful discussion. Alexis brought some much needed youth to the TBA lineup as well as some firey Aries energy. Hopefully listeners have as much fun as we did taping it! Marreanne Williams was born on 8 July 1952 in Houston TX at 3:53 AM https://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Williamson,_Marianne Check out Alexis at: Twitter: @ayyriestrology Tumblr: @ayyries Youtube: Ayyries Astrology https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX-b8_sBIpXoozmYvmSicdQ/featured
In breaking down Yang's chart Amy displayed deft skill with a birth chat as well as an advanced understanding of applying the omens of the chart to the native's life.
Find Amy at: https://amygreensastrology.com/
Andrew Yang was born 13 January 1975 at 6:20AM in Schenectady, New York
Find Yang's chart at: https://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Yang,_Andrew
Jason Kei aka Uncle Jason in Funemployed joined TBA to discuss all kinds of sweet sh*t. Jason is a cartomancer, astrologer and all manners of gritty, authentic woo. His explanation of methods of spiritual hygiene practice should not be missed! Find Jason on Twitter: @jaysunkei
@Gimelresh - Gabe Rosas - joined TBA to kick off a series looking at the candidates for President of The United States. In the pod we get to know Gabe then use Biden's chart to discuss his life and political aspirations. Please pull up the chart form the link below to follow along.
Joe Biden: 11/20/1942 8:30AM in Scranton, Pennsylvania - A
Find Gabe on Twitter @gimelresh before he finds you first;)
Kelsey Tortorice is the Managing Director and a founder of Inner Sense Healing Cooperative in Chicago, IL. Kelsey is also a music teacher, Reiki practitioner and astrologer. Kelsey and Kipp discussed busy summers, starting a non-profit and kick-starting an astrology practice.
The magical Catherine (Cat) Grubb joined TBA for a great, wide-ranging and earnest conversation. Cat and Kipp discussed their mutual admiration for their teacher Adam Elenbaas. Then the duo talked about Cat's paper discussing astrology as a stellar divination. The episode ends with Cat doing their best to help Kipp use pronouns the correct way, why it makes people feel included to try and how great it was to have people place their pronouns on their name tags at NORWAC. @occultproblems on twitter
Starry-teller "Gemini" Brett Joseph joined TBA during July's full Moon eclipse. Brett led and in-depth discussion on the Earth's Moon including a bunch of fascinating circumstances surrounding it. We also discussed eclipses, conspiracies and generally had a bang up time.
Check out Brett: https://geminibrett.com/
Minneapolis based astrologer Shawn Nygaard joined the pod for a discussion of archetypal astrology. The conversation included his astrological starting point, his talk at NORWAC on the sixth house, the Jupiter-Uranus cycle and much more.
Shawn has spoken at a number of astrology conferences. He is one of astrology's most givers of presentation. This was a great chat.
Please find Shawn at:
LA based astrologer, musician and coffee-jock Matthew Williams joins TBA to discuss his project helping astrologers exchange readings. Matthew and Kipp also talked about the LA food scene, NORWAC, horary and electional astrology vs. natal astrology, lyme disease, and how to move to Wisconsin without becoming an alcoholic.
Find Matthew at: @worstofthewurst on the twitter machine
Diana Rose Harper joins the show for a continuation of our conversation about the devil's poker deck. In this episode Diana we begin a three part series discussing the intersection of Tarot and Astrology. We start with Pentacles/Earth & Cups/Water.
Please find Diana at: https://ddamascenaa.com/links
Meredith and Kipp discuss eclipses. Special emphasis is placed on the two whoppers coming up in July 2019. Special guests include Mars, Saturn, and Pluto. Also featuring the Sun, Moon, Capricorn and Cancer. The duo also goes through a couple celebrity charts including the current head of state in the US.
The third and final addition of the TBA Book Club Kipp and Meredith complete their discussion of Cosmos and Psyche. The book wraps up with a thorough look at the Uranus-Jupiter and Saturn-Neptune cycles. Aspect points that can trigger substantial events especially then coinciding with other outer planet transits.
Meredith and Kipp start out the pod discussing what events brought astrology into their lives. Then the duo discuss bias in astrology focusing in part on the predictions for the 2016 presidential election.
Meredith and Kipp discuss attending astrology conferences using the recent Northwest Astrological Conference (NORWAC) as a back drop. Kipp attended, gives lots of shout-outs and goes through all of the lectures he attended. The lectures included a large dose of Neptune talk. Then the duo gives Elizabeth Warren's nativity a thorough working over.
Meredith and Kipp tackle the second third of Richard Tarnas' magnum opus Cosmos and Psyche. Hard aspect of Uranus Pluto and Pluto Saturn.
The January 2020 Saturn Pluto conjunction and the 20-teens Pluto Uranus square come up often as the dup examines the effects and potential of both.
Meredith and Kipp pull up the chart of a couple of astrology skeptics. We know what they say about the stars. What do the stars say about them? Meredith breaks down her first childhood crush Bill Nye. Kipp looks at the verbose Mike Pesca. Then South Node of the Moon and Saturn will be conjoined throughout the ENTIRE 2019 summer. The duo look at the past 100 years of similar conjunctions. The Gist on Astrology: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/12/maria-konnikova-on-the-history-and-and-invalidity-of-astrology.html
Meredith sits down with her client Savannah in the first pod directed to her work with the astrology of dreams and dreaming. In her dream, Savannah receives a compassionate but fiery message about a past life and a potential future incarnation from one of her best friends. Days after Savannah had the dream, she found out that her friend had unexpectedly died the morning of the day the dream occurred.
Diana Rose Harper is a professional Tarot reader who incorporates astrology into her consultations. In the pod we discuss Diana's recent move from Chicago to rural Vermont. Diana then shares her love of Tarot as well as Tarot's functions as a divinatory practice. Find Diana at: https://ddamascenaa.com/ https://www.facebook.com/ddamascenaa/ https://www.instagram.com/ddamascenaa/ https://twitter.com/ddamascenaa
In the pod Kipp and Giulio discuss Steiner, Seattle and using the initial Saturn square chart as an omen for determining the native's life.
Chiron is a "newly" discovered "planet" who Meredith is smitten with. The TBA crew addressed the limping centaur in astrology covering the mythology behind the symbolism. Meredith then goes through the signs applying Chrion to each.
Moon Rabbit stops by the podcast again to discuss Queer Astrology and the journey the LGBTQ community has undergone in the last four decades and where it stands today. Moon shares some personal stories and discusses using inclusive astrological language with Meredith. Moon also gives information about her new book entitled: "Star Sisters: An Astrologer's Memoir of Twin Loss" which will launch on June 15, 2019.
Moon Rabbit: https://astrologybymoonrabbit.com/
Cosmos and Psyche by Richard Tarnas, PHD is a masterpiece and modern astrological cornerstone. This is the first episode in a series of three on Cosmos and Psyche for the TBA Book Club. Our breakdown of the book(s) should be great. We'd also love for you to grab a copy and join!
Astrologer Patrick Watson joins Kipp of the basement astrologers to discuss the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Kipp and Patrick go through the ten planets and assign a character to each using the hero's characteristics and the actors' charts to lead the way.
Topics: Avengers Infinity Wars; Black Panther; Thor; Captain America; Captain Marvel; Hulk; Thanos; Guardians of the Galaxy; Doctor Strange; Endgame.
Meredith sits down with friend and colleague Natalie Fowler. They share ghost stories and tell the tale of how they came to work together with clients offering joint readings that combine astrology with Natalie's psychic gifts.
Happy Thors-giving. Meredith and Kipp rejoice in all things Jupiter. Thor is a Jupitarian Deity. Thor's day is Thursday which is also Jupiter's day. In the US Thanksgiving falls on the firsts Thors-day after the Sun ingresses into Sagittarius a sign ruled by Jupiter. On Thanksgiving we celebrate bounty by gathering together and feasting - a very Jupitarian event. With Jupiter recently ingressing into Sagittarius it just made too much sense. JUPITER!
Kipp and Meredith discuss her trip to the Organization of Professional Astrologers (OPA) retreat and her study of astronomy for astrology the solar weather including the ingresses of Jupiter, Venus, Mars and the Nodes and the impact on the world. Finally we look at a prominent chart for some closing discussion.
TBA records during the Mars retrograde eclipse. Meredith is overwhelmed and re-considers here view on eclipses; there is a discussion of what it's like to start and astro-practice; and then Kipp and Meredith go through the 12 signs and create musical playlists.
TBA has its first guest!! Moon Zlotnick aka Moon Rabbit has been practicing astrology in the Twin Cities since the 70's. We discussed her development of death charts after using the time of her twin sister's death to create a chart provided Moon solace in her time of morning. Astrology readings at the Renaissance Festival, having a metaphysical bookshop firebombed in the 80's and more! www.astrologybymoonrabbit.com
The eclipses are coming the eclipses are coming! 7/12/18, 7/27/18 and 8/11/18 with special guests Mars retrograde and Pluto!! Also, Kipp throwing out some pop culture examples of the synodic cycles of Jupiter and the Sun using Thor from Avengers Infinity Wars and Kylo Ren from Star Wars The Last Jedi as base texts.
Meredith and Kipp discuss the summer where all the planets go backwards. Then they through this fall's Venus retrograde in for good measure. Mars, Mercury, Uranus, Jupiter, Neptune, Pluto and Venus. What does it mean when a planet goes retrograde? How often does it happen? The conversation rounds out with Meredith bringing up her newest passion - out of bounds planets.
TBA 8 breaks down Mercury, Gemini, the conjunction of the sun and the moon. Kipp channels his Gemini ascendant and provides a data rich talk on the Gemini New Moon. Lots of GREAT examples of Gemini dominant individuals and applying the New Moon.
Meredith helps Kipp record a new moon lecture for Taurus. This episode focusses on Venus and Taurus. Also discussed: the Sun, the Moon, Mars entering Aquarius, Uranus entering Taurus, the Mars Aquarius square, Aquarius in Taurus and setting intention with the new moon. email@example.com.
Kipp and Meredith discuss the Princess Bride using astrology. 10 characters from the movie are matched to 10 planets - Sun, Mercury, Venus, Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. As well as 10 nodal axis.
The second episode of The Basement Astrologers features Kipp and Meredith jumping into the deep end of the pool and discussing how astrology works. Topics include: how astrology makes meaning, how signifiers a represented in space and time, and how Kipp and Meredith's views on these topics meet in the real world.