Episode 210 of the podcast contains an interview with astrologer John Green about psychological astrology and some of the unique and valuable contributions it has made to contemporary astrology practice over the past few decades.
John is the director of the Mercury Internet School of Psychological Astrology (MISPA), which offers a graduate course that combines astrology with deep, humanistic and transpersonal psychology.
He originally studied with and became a tutor at the Center for Psychological Astrology (CPA), founded by Liz Greene and Howard Sasportas in the 1980s. His school is a continuation of this line.
This interview was motivated by a discussion that John and I had about the recent revival of older forms of astrology and how they might be synthesized with some of the contemporary approaches to astrology that have evolved in the modern era.
The main questions we tried to answer in this interview were 1) to articulate what psychological astrology is, and 2) to talk about some of the important and valuable things it must add to a future synthesis of the various astrological traditions.
While some of these can be reviewed for those who have been in the astrological community for the past few decades, it can be useful for newer astrology students who are just new to the field and don’t necessarily know what they may be missing from just traditional forms study astrology.
In a sense, this episode is the continuation of a series in recent years that have documented the emergence of modern astrology in the 20th century through personalities such as Alan Leo, Evangeline Adams, Carl Jung and Dane Rudhyar. This episode brings this series closer to completion by talking about some developments that took place towards the end of the 20th century.
This interview was conducted personally on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in the Research Library of the Theosophical Society in London towards the end of my trip to Great Britain to attend the 51st Annual Conference of the Astrological Association of Great Britain.
For more information on John, visit his website, PsychologicalAstrology.com.
He is also the author of the book Do you love me? The astrology of relationships, which was the subject of episode 165, entitled Synastry: The Astrology of Relationships.
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