In episode 290, astrologer Ronnie Gale Dreyer takes part in the show to talk about the early history and importance of nodes in astrology in both Western and Indian astrological traditions.
As discussed in episode 127, the nodal points were associated with past and future life in modern Western astrology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, but those associations are absent from tradition if you look back more than a century or so .
So the premise of this discussion is what did the knots mean in the older traditions of astrology if they were not related to previous lives?
Ronnie is the author of the book Vedic Astrology: A Guide to the Basics of Jyotishand she is also a Sanskrit scholar currently working on a translation of a 4th century Indian text on the application of astrology to the lives of women.
Together we set out to explore and discuss the early history of the junctions of eastern and western astrology.
You can find more information about Ronnie on her website:
The painting on the cover of this episode is by the astrologer Shu Yap and shows the story of Samudra Manthan, which we mention at one point in this episode as being linked to Hindu legends concerning the origins of the knots. You can follow Shu on Instagram:
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