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2 Pinays. 1 Podcast. We discuss BIPOC pop culture, poems, and the planets.
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Pinaystrology S2E8: The Astrology of Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen is a daughter born to Thai and Norwegian/German parents, a model, former talk show host, tv show co-host, cookbook author, wife, and mother. She is a Sag Sun, Cancer Moon, Scorpio Rising. In this episode, we check in, we talk shit, and we go in on Chrissy's natal chart. Paola tells us how Chrissy's Cancer Moon is loud AF, how much she LOVES food, and what it means that Venus rules her 7H of relationships and is in her 1H since her relationship with John Legend is pretty high profile and public. This episode marks the end of Season 2! See you again soon!! -- 00:00:00 - Intro 00:29:12 - Chrissy Teigen 00:59:37 - Poem: "Meat" by Jan-Henry Gray 01:05:17 - Shout-outs --  Other note for this episode: AOC updates on COVID relief
March 17, 2021
Pinaystrology E2E7: The Astrology of Janet Mock
Janet Mock is an American writer, television host, director, producer and transgender rights activist who works to ensure that folks do not tokenize her or other trans folks' stories. She is also a Pisces Sun, Aquarius Moon, Taurus Rising! Listen in and hear about her life growing up in Hawai'i, and how she is currently in a 1st House Taurus year, and how this is only the beginning of great things for her!   Episode notes: Justice for Angelo Quinto Non-police Mental Health Crisis Hotline in Oakland, CA: 510-999-9MH1 (9641) Queer, Trans & Non-Binary Podcasters you should listen to Natal Chart for Janet Mock
March 01, 2021
Pinaystrology E2E6: The Astrology of Deb Haaland
Paola and Janice discuss the political life of *almost official* U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Debra Haaland, who is a Sagittarius Sun and Gemini Moon. She's a member of the Pueblo of Laguna, and she was the first Native American woman to hold the positions she's had in her political career. Paola emphasizes the importance of 11th house years Paola and Janice also talk about the shitty white guys news of the week, including, Ted Cruz leaving his constituents during the Texas Freeze, the death of Rush Limbaugh, and Pres. Joe Biden refusing to cancel $50K in student loan debt.  We are thinking about the people who are affected by the systemic failures as a result of the Texas Freeze. Mutual Aid Houston has requested no more donations, but they listed, at the bottom of this page, other organizations you can donate to. Janice donated to Team Brownsville.
February 22, 2021
Pinaystrology S2E5: The Astrology of SZA
In this episode, Paola and Janice talk about Solana Imani Rowe--SZA! They acknowledge that she has her own astrologer, and they talk about how much water is in her chart. 💦💦💦💦  They talk about Lunar New Year, and they hope folks can learn more about how to combat anti-Asian violence. Also, Mercury Retrograde strikes again with this episode's sound, but we are working on it! :)  --  00:00:00 - Intro 00:13:36 - SZA 00:34:45 - Song: 20-Somethings 00:47:11 - Shout-outs!
February 15, 2021
Pinaystrology E2E5: The Astrology of Maria Ressa
This week, we talk about Philippine journalist and founder of the media company Rappler, Maria Ressa! An advocate (and activist) for press freedom, Maria Ressa is a Libra Sun who has been documenting and calling for free speech, her own freedom, and the future of democracy. Born in the metro Manila, raised in New Jersey, educated at Princeton, and choosing to call home the Philippines, Maria Ressa has survived criticism and legal warfare from the highest courts of social media, the Philippines elite, and Malacañang Palace. She’s currently 57 years old and in a 10H profection year. Listen in for more!  For further study: Please watch "A Thousand Cuts" directed by Ramona S. Diaz -- 00:00:00 - Intro (Mercury Rx!) 00:12:59 - Maria Ressa 00:49:51 - Poem "Freedom" by Saadi Youssef 00:54:24 - Shout-outs
February 13, 2021
Pinaystrology S2E4: Thee Astrology of Megan Thee Stallion
In this episode, Janice and Paola catch up on the week's events, but they mostly focus on one of Paola's favorite music artists--Megan Thee Stallion! Did you know that her mom was a rapper, and that Biggie, Tupac, Lil Kim, Three Six Mafia are her influences, but that Pimp C is her favorite? Listen in and hear how they assert that Megan Thee Stallion has an unconfirmed birth time, but is very likely a Taurus Rising.  -- 00:00:00 - Intro 00:20:03 - Megan Thee Stallion 01:06:00 - Poem "small poems for big" by Chinaka Hodge 01:10:54 - Shout-outs!
February 03, 2021
Pinaystrology S2E3: The Astrology of AOC
Paola and Janice start this show by talking about Bernie Sanders memes, amazing young poet Amanda Gorman, and Joe Biden's inauguration, and they really get into it when they talk Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez--AOC! (See her chart linked here.) Did you know that she was a Girl Scout and even fought for clean water at a young age? Or that she was going through her Saturn Return when she ran for Congress? All this and more in this episode. In honor of AOC and the women of the Bronx, Janice reads Elizabeth Acevedo's poem "Self-Portrait as Cardi B."  -- 00:00:00 - Intro 00:12:41 - AOC! 01:07:58 - Poem 01:15:14 - Shout-outs
January 25, 2021
Pinaystrology S2E2: The Astrology of Leslie Jones
In this episode, Paola and Janice discuss the glow-up of stand-up comedian Leslie Jones! After playing Pinaystrology Jeopardy, which you can play here too. They talk about the outstanding moments of Leslie Jones’s career including the Ghostbusters movie and how she didn’t even want to audition for Saturday Night Live, but gave them five damn good seasons. They surmise that Leslie Jones is a Scorpio Moon. Paola points out how Jones's astrology matches being a late bloomer, and together they read one of her sketches. -- 00:00:00 - Intro 00:07:43 - Game! 00:26:15 - Leslie Jones 00:54:54 - Comedy Analysis 01:01:03 - Game, pt. 2 01:03:40 - Shout-outs!
January 18, 2021
Pinaystrology S2E1: The Astrology of Drake
This season, Pinaystrology will focus on pop culture, and dive in to the astrology of selected celebrities to practice understanding their natal charts and planets. In this episode, Janice and Paola talk about  Champagne Papi Scorpio himself, Drake! They talk about his success, and Paola names which transits are responsible for some his most notable aspects of his personal life and career, while also predicting what his 2021 might look like. Janice gives a brief history on bling, and analyzes the song "Hotline Bling."  Follow along with his chart here!  -- 00:00:00 - Intro 00:21:12 - Season 2: Intro 00:24:05 - Astrology of Drake 00:58:50 - Hotline Bling 01:14:18 - Shout-outs!
January 11, 2021
The Planets: Saturn
In the last episode of Season 1.5, Paola and Janice are in the same time zone--one of two conjunctions taking place (we see you, Jupiter and Saturn)! They reminisce on the past and their Saturn Returns, and they catch up on how Saturn influences us to slow tf down. Paola tells us about how Saturn is a malefic planet that is always watching taking 28-30 years to get through the zodiac--it represents legacy, limits, boundaries, and discipline. Janice then reads the poem "While looking at photo albums" by Kay Ulanday Barrett. -- 00:00:00 - Intro 00:09:38 - Saturn 00:51:17 - Poem: "While looking at photo albums" by Kay Ulanday Barrett 01:01:58 - Shout-outs!
December 23, 2020
The Planets: Jupiter
If we could, we'd name this episode "2020 is the Hopeless Place" because, let's be real and honest with ourselves about how [any synonym for shitty] this past year has been. In this episode, Janice and Paola check in about this past emotional week. Paola talks about how Jupiter is a benefic planet that represents growth, affirmation, expansion, and Janice goes in on an excerpt of the poem "part ii: our obsessions are obsessions, excerpt from Instruction Manual for Little Beasts" by Tessa Micaela. Here are some links that supplement our episode: Read Janice's essay "Cancer Is A Day That Never Ends" on Joyland Donate $$ to Venmo: @luyapoetry or Cashapp: @luyapoetry or Follow!  -- 00:00:00 - Intro 00:17:42 - Jupiter 00:51:07 - Poem "part ii: our obsessions are obsessions, excerpt from Instruction Manual for Little Beasts" by Tessa Micaela 01:00:20 - Shout-outs!
December 15, 2020
The Planets: Mars
In this episode, Janice and Paola catch up on their weeks--they talk about collective grief during this pandemic and how this very podcast fared on people's Spotify top fives (or not). Paola explains how the planet Mars shows us how, sometimes, destruction is necessary. Janice reads the poem “Fuck Your Lecture on Craft, My People Are Dying” by Noor Hindi and recommends a list of Palestinian poets and why we should read their work. -- 00:00:00 Intro 00:16:53 Mars 00:53:49 Poem: "Fuck Your Lecture on Craft, My People Are Dying" by Noor Hindi 01:01:05 Shout-outs! 
December 08, 2020
The Planets: Venus
In this episode, Paola and Janice are sleepy AF, but they get it together to talk about all things Venus. Paola breaks down Venusian ways, and Janice reads "Catalog 1: Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome”  from Voyage of the Sable Venus by Robin Coste Lewis. Janice asks Paola to help analyze the poem by flexing her Art History knowledge. Everything works out, and nap vibes ensue.  --  00:00:00 Intro 00:10:02 - Venus 00:34:17 - Poem 00:55:12 - Shout-outs!
November 30, 2020
The Planets: Mercury!
In this episode, Paola shares facts about the planet Mercury and how it affects us today. Janice reads “for i will do/undo what was done/undone to me” by, in Janice's opinion, the very mercurial poet, Chen Chen! -- 00:00:00 - Intro 00:08:31 - Mercury 00:37:42 - Poem: “for i will do/undo what was done/undone to me” by Chen Chen 00:45:53 - Shout-outs!
November 24, 2020
The Planets: The Sun and The Moon
This is our first attempt at a "mini" episode! Paola talks about the Sun, the Moon, and Janice reads poems by Hafez and Aracelis Girmay, -- 00:00:00 - Intro 00:03:08 - Sun 00:16:35 - Moon 00:33:48 - Poem: "The Black Maria" by Aracelis Girmay 00:49:56 - Shoutouts!
November 16, 2020
“One Has To Go!” Scorpio Season, Parks & Rec, and Mercury Stationing Direct on Election Day
This is our last episode of the season! In it, we catch up after two weeks, and we talk about how Mercury Retrograde got the best of us. We play a game that the internet created, called “One has to go!” And yes, 45 has to go, but also, this is a game that’s a fun process of elimination. Paola talks about Mercury Stationing Direct on Election Day. Janice reads poet Marcus Wicker’s poem “When faced with the statement, “There are mire Black men in jail than college,” I think of order of operations.” We say farewell for now, but we will be back soon! — 00:00:00 - Intro 00:21:08 - Game 00:32:16 - Parks & Rec! 01:04:06 - Pao’s Reading: Full Moon in Taurus on Halloween, Mercury Stationing Direct on Election Day 01:10:50 - Janice’s Reading: Marcus Wicker’s poem “When faced with the statement, “There are mire Black men in jail than college,” I think of order of operations.” 01:19:21 - Shout-outs! -- Please Donate: Take Care of Yourself on Election Day: Protect the Election Day Results if 45 undermines them: Mapping violence and crisis all over the world:
November 03, 2020
"Say Hello To Your Friends!" Self-Care, The Babysitters Club, and Mercury-Uranus Opposition
This week, we go inward. We didn't pay much attention to the world outside of ourselves. We asked each other in-depth questions, and we talked about the Big 3 of six of our favorite characters on The Babysitters Club, which recently came into pop cultural resurgence with the latest Netflix series. Paola updates us on Mercury Rx, the Mercury-Uranus Opposition, and the New Moon in Libra. Janice reads Rachelle Cruz's poem "Self-Portrait as Claudia Kishi, Vice President of the Babysitters' Club."  -- 00:00:00 - Intro 00:26:05 - Game 00:56:16 - Babysitters Club 01:41:10 - Pao’s Reading: New Moon in Libra, Mercury Rx-Uranus opposition (part 2) 01:54:59 - Janice’s Reading: “Self-Portrait as Claudia Kishi, Vice President of the Babysitters Club” by Rachelle Cruz 02:04:40 - Shout-outs!
October 19, 2020
Pinaystrology S1E6: Battlegrounds: Anxiety, On My Block, Mercury Retrograde, and Brown Girl Joy
"Horary Astrology, the astrology of hoes!" This week, Paola and Janice check in about everything, as usual, from taking workshops to the most recent U.S. Vice Presidential Debate. They play their own version of Fuck, Mary, Kill, and they discuss the Big 3 of the main characters on Netflix's On My Block series. Paola defines Mercury Retrograde, and Janice reads Eve L. Ewing's poem "Affirmation." Brown Girl Joy ensues! -- 00:00:00 - Intro 00:29:21 - Game! 00:45:05 - Character Analysis: On My Block 01:23:56 - Pao’s Reading: Mercury Retrograde. What is it? What to expect from this month’s Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio 01:38:52 - Janice’s Reading: “Affirmation” by Eve L. Ewing 01:52:50 - Shout-outs! If you’re interested in volunteering to call voters to #TakeBack2020 and take Trump out of office, send a direct message to Pao on Twitter: @paostrology
October 12, 2020
Pinaystrology S1E5: "The Process: Filipinx American History Month, Kim’s Convenience, & Food is Evidence of Colonization"
This week, we greet you and each other after what feels like a decade filled with U.S. American political stunts during Filipinx American History Month and after the Full Moon in Aries! We say songs (we don't sing them), and we talk the Big 3 for each of the main characters in CBC's show Kim's Convenience. Paola reads about Mercury opposing Uranus, and Janice reads "Gyoza" by poet Kazumi Chin. -- 00:00:00 Intro 00:21:24 - Game! 00:36:14 - Kim’s Convenience 01:34:42 - Pao’s Reading: Mercury opposite Uranus - The Prelude to Mercury Retrograde 01:41:48 - Janice’s Reading: “Gyoza” by Kazumi Chin 01:50:37 - Shout-outs!
October 06, 2020
Pinaystrology S1E4: “Heavy & Hoping: How Black Women Save Us All, Gentefied, and Looking America in the Eye"
Is it Libra or Libro season? In this week's episode, we discuss and honor the lives of Dawn Wooten and Breonna Taylor,    and we debut our new game called "Politician or Poet?" We discuss the Big 3 (Sun, Moon, and Rising) of five of the main characters in the Netflix show Gentefied. Paola tells us what we can anticipate when Saturn stations direct, and Janice reads an excerpt of while they sleep (under the bed is another country) by poet Raquel Salas Rivera. -- 00:00:00 - Intro 00:30:23 - Game! 00:49:06 - Gentefied 01:38:15 - Pao’s Reading: Saturn stations direct & sneak peak of October 01:46:34 - Janice’s Reading: Poem from Raquel Salas Rivera’s book while they sleep (under the bed is another country) 02:02:46 - Shout-outs!
September 28, 2020
Pinaystrology S1E3: "(Don’t) Fade in The Background: Filipinx desserts, Riverdale, and Trine to Write"
We discuss censorship in the Philippines and the U.S., Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing, Trump’s 1776 Commission as an attack on the 1619 Project, and ethnic studies. Play along with our “Sun, Moon, Rising” game! Then we talk about the t.v. show Riverdale, the New Moon in Virgo, and the poem “Hourglass Flow” by Derrick Weston Brown in Wisdom Teeth. -- 00:00:00 - Intro 00:23:32 - Game! 00:48:05 - Riverdale (is trash) 01:42:46 - Pao's reading: New Moon in Virgo 02:00:49 - Janice’s reading: Poem about writer’s block: “Hourglass Flow” by Derrick Weston Brown in Wisdom Teeth 02:13:31 - Shout-outs!
September 22, 2020
Pinaystrology S1E2: "Root Causes: Mars Retrograde, VIDA, and How We Learned to Lie"
This week, we talk about how Mars Retrograde (Rx) is affecting us. We talk about climate change, how trans lives matter, and we play a guessing game about Filipinxs. We also talk about the t.v. show VIDA, the astro weather about how to keep ourselves accountable (to ourselves), and the poem "How I Learned to Lie" by Norma Liliana Valdez.  --  00:00:00 - Intro 00:21:53 - Game! 00:49:51 - Vida 01:35:38 - Pao’s astrology reading for the week 01:39:52 - Janice’s poetry reading of Norma Liliana Valdez's "How I Learned to Lie" (in Preparing the Body published by YesYes Books, 2019) 01:55:24 - Shout-outs!
September 14, 2020
Pinaystrology S1E1: “Love it!: Insecure, Leos, & Pooh Bear Yellow”
Welcome to Pinaystrology!  2 Pinays, 1 podcast hosted by Paola and Janice, talk BIPOC pop culture, poems, and the planets. Listen here for more about who we are, this week's astro weather and what you can do, and a talk about Mary J.--the queen of singing heartbreak and naming the dangers of love and falling inside of it. --- 00:00:00 - Intro 00:18:38 - Game/Icebreaker! 00:35:56 - Insecure! + Guessing the main characters' Big Three 01:21:49 - Pao’s astro reading: Issa Rae’s natal chart + September’s astrology forecast 01:39:32 - Janice’s poetry reading of "Mary J." by Nijla Mu'min (published in Temz Review) 01:52:30 - Shout-outs!
September 08, 2020