The Psyche-Delic Podcast
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Episode 49 – Written in the Stars: Astrology vs. Astronomy

Tina Marie, Rob, Zack

a month ago

1:10 The crew dives into the basics of astrology, astronomy, and the zodiac. Which zodiacs are the most attractive? Which zodiacs are the dumbest, shyest, and most honest? Whos mom is a Pisces and what makes them the astrological wimp of the universe? Which sign eats out a lot? Who are the kings and queens of the celestial jungle? All of the primary characteristics and tendencies are defined at a base level for each zodiac sign. Fire, water, earth, and air signs are elaborated on, as well as horoscopes. Do you find western or ancient Babylonian astrological philosophies to be more credible? Intro song: Get Lifted by Gregory David

The 12 zodiac signs in order are: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.

9:00 Who has a natal chart and Microsoft Excel fetish? Why does the 13th constellation, Ophiuchus, freak people out, and how is NASA involved in this supposed hoax? Having once been dubbed a planet, Pluto is referenced as being a present-day dwarf planet. Why was it even considered a planet in our solar system in the first place? Which panelist used to be named the designated factoid person? Tina shares some biased factoids as well as the meaning of the word factoid. The psyche-squad discusses their zodiac signs and the attributes that come with them. Who is a Cancer? Who is a Capricorn? Who is a Leo? Who is "kind of" aquatic but also a good climber? Rob makes a reference to The 3 Krampus of the Semi-Dark Web as well as Zack's affinity with fishes.

13:20 Which zodiac sign has the worst looking symbol? Do any of them have saggy breasts? Someone has an untrue but true theory about the Libra scales, a Lil' Wayne, and a Pizzagate reference. Which sign is most likely to earn $100,000 or more annually? What is a Leo with a Cancer sidekick like and whose egos are the biggest? Zack makes a Gemini Man reference, starring Will Smith, but is interrupted by a diaper request. Apparently, a lot of celebrities are Geminis and stand-up comedians are Capricorns. Which one of these signs is also most likely to quit their job. How does Zach know that they like to quit restaurant jobs?

20:10 According to the FBI, of all the zodiac signs which one gets arrested more frequently and generally commits more serious crimes? Scorpio and Pisces are the most frequent for the US presidency but what are Trump and Biden's signs? Along with Scorpios, Aquarius is the sign with the most intelligence. Cancers are the most emotional and most likely to regret a breakup. Which panel member is a control freak and likes to exert their dominance in the card game, Magic the Gathering? Natal charts are discussed briefly but their complexities will require a whole episode. Did you know the stars can actually interpret your physical appearance?

26:10 Tina touches on current transits and the cosmic gift of solar return as they relate to star placement, planetary alignment, and astrological forecasts Synastry is also elaborated on and its significant influence on zodiac compatibility. Listeners are reminded that Leos aren't always jerks. Aries isn't always angry. Why are Cancers earth signs when they come from the water?

32:35 Astrology vs. Astronomy | What are the similarities and differences? Which one is the mother of the other and which is a pseudoscience? When and where did ancient astrology come about? "The answer is written in the stars." What are facts and science as they relate to astronomy and what are its ancient upbringings throughout human civilizations?

37:55 Tina wishes she could live in the Messier 82 (The Cigar Galaxy). She recollects an encounter in which she and Rob were driving in a foggy meteor shower in Texas. Go to Google Sky Map to watch these phenomena develop. We will never fully understand the complex nature of the stars, planets, constellations, and galaxies out there that hold infinite wisdom, meaning, and folklore behind them. The silly story of the Cancer Crab trying to defeat Hercules, only to be rescued by the Leo Lion is told by Tina. Zack says demigods are conceited and then throws a jab at cancers. We covered the basics like

41:45 Rob questions if they covered the basics of these topics. Zack says they covered them like "uggs and cinnamon-spiced lattes." The crew gives their final beliefs and philosophies on the validity of astrology and astronomy. Tina gets very passionate about her stance on the matter. Zack and Rob show a pretty fond interest, agreeing that their horoscopes are always accurate. Rob states that knowledge of astrology and astronomy can be extremely helpful when you're aware of its deep impact on our lives. It doesn't have to have a stigma of something you worship, but rather a pure guide that will always steer you in the right direction. Peace. Outro: Slow Dancing (SLCT Remix) (Instrumental Version) by Starr Villain, SLCT

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Tina Marie Trimpert