Mars Direct, Sun Enters Gemini, an Interview with Relationship Coach Blair Glaser and Hip-Hop Artist Upgrade

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In tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM, I go over Mars stationing direct, and the Sun ingressing Gemini where it makes a conjunction to Asbolus and a square to Nessus — a very unusual entry of the Sun into Gemini (explained in greater detail in the Gemini reading preview above).

Blair Glaser

Relationship and organizational coach Blair Glaser.

I cover the Sun’s passage through these minor planets, leading up to the Gemini New Moon square Neptune on May 28.

Then I have an excellent in-studio guest — relationship and organizational coach Blair Glaser. We talk about the theme of leadership and relationships, that is, how it’s necessary to cultivate and apply leadership skills in your intimate partnerships.

One of the themes we cover is how relationships must be given a purpose, whether it’s growth, pleasure, creativity, professional expression — something that provides them with a focus so that neurotic tendencies have less space to slip in.

We also talk about the nature of depression as an opportunity for growth, mood-altering substances, life before Prozac and a bit about polyamory.



In all, it’s an excellent one-hour discussion. This is a rare conversation between two people who have focused their ideas about relationships for many years, and have worked with thousands of people.

My musical guest is Upgrade, whose new CD, called Chemical Imbalance, came out this past Friday.

I think that some of the most socially conscious music is happening in hip-hop, and Upgrade excels at this, telling the story of his struggle with mental illness and how music saved his life.

I am honored to have his work on Planet Waves FM, and he’s agree to be a guest on the program in the near future. Please visit his website, order his amazing CD and give him a shout-out from Planet Waves.

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4 Responses to Mars Direct, Sun Enters Gemini, an Interview with Relationship Coach Blair Glaser and Hip-Hop Artist Upgrade

  1. Thanks for bringing Asbolus to my attention, Eric & bodymindalchemy. After reading the comments here, and listening to the podcast I figured it must be prominent in my chart – and indeed it is one degree away from my ascendant. Lovely new piece of insight.

  2. Amy E says:

    An intriguing and illuminating podcast. It would seem the centaurs are palpably liminal, in that each represents an aspect of mortality that enables connection with the divine.

    I wonder whether the Asbolus-Nessus square, in dealing with a common theme of survival, is in part asking, “what now?”

  3. bodymindalchemy says:

    More Asbolus astrology

    Zane Stein:

    This Centaur insists that one always, always must follow their intuition. Typically real life circumstances demand their payment for failure to adhere to instinct. Leading charges against causes not worth engaging bring short circuits of life efforts and a significant loss of energy. Studying intuition and psychic development feed the protocol of Asbolus. Learning augury or reading the omens and totems of life restore Asbolus-like guidance.

    Philip Sedgwick:

    Positive – intrepid, courageous, leading the charge, motivated to reach the top, intuitive, wise, common sense insightful, solid advice

    Negative – lack of sensibility, blind action, failing to follow instincts, intuitions, omens or sensors, easily intoxicated, unable to receive advice from self or others

    Mundane – common sense, intuitive forces, mountain climbing – specifically in the face of obvious danger, risk taking especially under the influence, abstract logic, extreme sense of smell

    Ceremonial – meditation, visualization of tasks before setting to action, climbing to reclaim a sense of nature

    Juan Revilla:

    The centaurs can build bridges in time and space, like plutonian vortices, “tunneling” through our lives with their ascension and descension motion, in contrast with the planets that move horizontally. They show us all the light and darkness together. This is especially true of the “winged centaurs”, i.e., those that have a very large eccentricity; and Asbolus, in particular, is more eccentric than Pholus and Nessus, it has “wider” wings.”

  4. bodymindalchemy says:

    25 May 2014 23:17:16 UT – Sun (4 ge 39’34”) conjunct Asbolus (4 ge 39’34”)

    …Asbolus the prophet who had warned,
    Though no one heard him, all his friends
    To give way, not to fight [the Lapithae]. He cried to Nessus,
    “You need not run; you shall be saved till that
    Fine day Hercules’ arrow strikes your back.”
    – Ovid, The Metamorphoses, Book 12

    Zane Stein observed: “In mythology, Asbolus was a seer, or augur, with a reputation for accurately predicting the future. He foresaw the Centaurs’ battle against the Lapiths at Pirithous’ wedding, and how much of a calamity it would be for the Centaurs, but tried in vain to persuade them from fighting. And yet this Centaur is also said to have led the pack of Centaurs that rampaged toward Pholus’ cave in an attempt to get the wine. And for this, Heracles is said to have crucified Asbolus with his arrows. The smell of the wine pervading the air, apparently, deadened Asbolus’ abilities as a seer.”

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