The Basement Astrologers

Serina Jones on Tulsi Gabbard's Nativity - TBA POTUS 4

An episode of The Basement Astrologers

By Kipp
The Basement Astrologers is a podcast where two astrologers discuss Astrology from different perspectives. Each week there will be a specific topic. Often, there will be guests.
The Basement Astrologers is a podcast where two astrologers discuss Astrology from different perspectives. Each week there will be a specific topic. Often, there will be guests.

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Pallas K Augustine - Astrologer, Thinker, Teacher, Scholar Witch
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: & Titter: @nineofwands and IG: @kastricks
December 11, 2019
Shakirah Tabourn on Bernie Sander's Nativity - TBA POTUS 9
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.,_Bernie Find Kirah at: Twitter/Venmo/IG handle - @thestrology
December 4, 2019
Adam Elenbaas on Donald Trump's Nativity - TBA POTUS 8
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 Adam can be found:
November 27, 2019
Patrick Watson on Julian Castro's Nativity - TBA POTUS 7
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'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 -,_Julián Find Patrick @pwatsonastro at: - -
November 20, 2019
Arthur Lipp-Bonewits on Cory Booker's Nativity - TBA POTUS 6
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:
November 13, 2019
Alice Bolan on Elizabeth Warren's Nativity - TBA POTUS 5
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
November 6, 2019
Serina Jones on Tulsi Gabbard's Nativity - TBA POTUS 4
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
October 30, 2019
Alexis Duong on Marianne Williamson's Nativity - TBA POTUS 3
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,_Marianne Check out Alexis at:  Twitter: @ayyriestrology Tumblr: @ayyries Youtube: Ayyries Astrology  
October 23, 2019
Amy Green on Andrew Yang's Nativity - TBA POTUS 2
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: Andrew Yang was born 13 January 1975 at 6:20AM in Schenectady, New York Find Yang's chart at:,_Andrew
October 16, 2019
Jason Kei on Spiritual Hygiene
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
October 9, 2019
@Gimelresh on Joe Biden's Nativity - TBA POTUS 1
@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,_Joe Find Gabe on Twitter @gimelresh before he finds you first;)
October 2, 2019
Kelsey Starts an Astrology Practice
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.
September 11, 2019
Meredith's Last Pod
Meredith tapes her final pod as the co-host of TBA. Hear Kipp and Meredith walk down memory lane and discuss the future of the pod.
September 4, 2019
Kipp & Cat
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
August 21, 2019
Gemini Brett Eclipses the Pod
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:
August 1, 2019
Shawn Nygaard-Archetypal Astrologer
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:
July 18, 2019
Matthew Williams: Astro-Twitter Reading Exchange
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
July 10, 2019
Pentacles-Earth & Cups-Water: Diana Rose Harper on Tarot+Astrology
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:
July 3, 2019
Working Out on the Ecli-ptical Machine
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.
June 26, 2019
Uranus-Jupiter Cycle - Cosmos and Psyche III TBA Book Club
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.
June 19, 2019
How Astrology Became Real - Practitioner Bias - Zodiacs
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.
June 11, 2019
TBA Take: NORWAC 2019
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.
June 3, 2019
Exploring Virgo
Meredith and Kipp take turns discussing Virgo and its ruling planet Mercury.
May 27, 2019
Psychics in the News + Electional Astrology
TBA digs into the flourishing genre of TV Psychic by reacting to John Oliver's discussion. Then Kipp and Meredith debate the value of electional astrology using Kipp's recent home purchase as a guild.
May 20, 2019
Exploring Leo
Meredith and Kipp take turns exploring Leo and it's ruling planet the Sun.
May 13, 2019
Pluto-Saturn Coming for You - Cosmos & Psyche - 2 TBA Book Club
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.
May 6, 2019
Astro-Haters & Ketu-Saturn Summer
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:
April 22, 2019
Dream Messages from the Other Side
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.
April 15, 2019
The Devil's Poker Deck: Tarot with Diana Harper
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:
April 8, 2019
The 1st Saturn Square with Giulio Pellegrini
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.
April 1, 2019
Chiron in Aries and Beyond
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.
March 25, 2019
Queer Astrology Talk with Moon Rabbit
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: Meredith:
March 18, 2019
Cosmos & Psyche - 1 TBA Book Club
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!
March 11, 2019
Uranus in Taurus and Beyond
In this pod Kipp and Meredith discuss Uranus. Uranus’s ingress into Taurus and the lessons from past transits. Particularly how taste and style follow with Uranus’s journey through the signs.
March 4, 2019
Exploring Cancer
Meredith and Kipp take turns discussing the sign of Cancer and Cancer's ruling planet the Moon.
February 18, 2019
Astrology of the MCU with Patrick Watson
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. @pwatsonastro
February 11, 2019
Astro-Weather February 2019
Meredith and Kipp discuss the astro-weather for February 2019 and introduce a new book club starting soon which will feature Cosmos and Psyche by Richard Tarnas.
February 4, 2019
This Ain't Your Momma's House System
Kipp and Meredith look at the houses. First, they discuss houses systems then they break down the signifiers for all twelve houses.
January 28, 2019
Exploring Gemini
Kipp and Meredith take turns providing their views on Gemini and Mercury.
January 21, 2019
Chart Rulers and Free Will
Kipp and Meredith tackles some heavy topics. How do you determine a chart ruler? Fate or free will? Then some mystery charts.
January 14, 2019
Exploring Taurus
In mini-pod #2 Meredith and Kipp take turns discussing Taurus.
January 10, 2019
An astrologer and a psychic walk into a bar...
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.
January 7, 2019
When your partner doesn't "believe" in astrology...
In her solo pod, Meredith sits down with her skeptical husband to discuss their different thoughts about astrology.
December 31, 2018
Aries Mini Pod
Kipp and Meredith start a series on specific astro-topics. Each host will take a turn and make a deep dive. First comes the first sign Aries. This week Kipp goes first. Meredith jumps in at 24:10.
December 24, 2018
Astro-Weather for the Holidays
Meredith and Kipp discuss the astro-weather for the holidays through January. If you have plan for Christmas take notes. The planets ate coming!
December 17, 2018
Mercury Stationed On The Pod!
Our Mercury pod was taped as they stationed in Scorpio. The first third of the pod is duck-taped together, but we like the content and decided to release it as a lesson within a lesson.
December 10, 2018
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!
November 19, 2018
Whimsy alert! What sign best describes Charlie Brown? How about Linus or Lucy? As the sky calm from the summer frenzy Meredith and Kipp decide to have some astro-fun!
November 13, 2018
OPA, Yoga and Solar Weather - Oh My
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.
October 29, 2018
Exploring Venus, Libra & the New Moon
Kipp's solo pod discussing Venus, Libra and setting intention with a Libra New Moon ruled by Venus retrograde in Scorpio.
October 6, 2018
Astrology: Meredith Has Stuff Cookin'!
Meredith and Kipp discuss Meredith's trip to the Mind Body convention; Meredith's dream Meetup; and Meredith's joint sessions with a psychic.
October 1, 2018
Astrology: Virtual Show for the Birthday Boy
Meredith and Kipp return for their first long distance pod. Technical issues aside the pair discusses Kipp's Solar Return chart and Meredith's busy schedule.
September 27, 2018
The Eclipse Lands on Meredith
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.
August 3, 2018
Astrology of Death Charts with Moon Rabbit
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!
July 23, 2018
Astrology: Summer Eclipes & Synodic Cycles w/ Avengers Infinity Wars and The Force Awakens
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.
July 9, 2018
Astrology - Retrograde Summer
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.
June 27, 2018
Astrology - Mercury, Gemini, Sun-Moon Conjunction
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.
June 18, 2018
Astrology #UAC - Moon Lore - Certification
United Astrology Conference wrap up. Moon lore, how a diversity of ideas can benefit astrology and how large conferences bring those ideas together. Astrology certification pluses and minuses.
June 11, 2018
Astrology: Taurus 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.
May 28, 2018
Astrology of The Princess Bride
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.
May 14, 2018
Astrology - Kipp looks at Meredith's Chart
Meredith gets her first interaction with traditional astrological techniques. There are lots of questions especially about whole sign houses.
May 7, 2018
Meredith Looks at Kipp's Chart
Meredith gives Kipp a mini-reading. Listeners get a taste of Meredith's evolutionary based astrology when she looks a Kipp's birth chart.
April 30, 2018
Astrology's Philosophy
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.
April 23, 2018
The Basement Astrologers 1
Kipp and Meredith get to know one another by discussing the outer planets and debating rulerships. Jupiter Neptune Pisces - Mars Pluto Scorpio - Saturn Uranus Aquarius
April 16, 2018
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