EP Podcast - Trash Astrology w/ Christopher Renstrom
Welcome to this week’s EP podcast on “Trash Astrology” - where special guest, Salt Lake City professional astrologer, author, lecturer, and historian Christopher Renstrom joins me in a discussion on the history of popular astrology and how the art of the stars was mainlined into the public and helped to influence our modern connection with an ancient practice. Listen in as Christopher defines what ‘trash astrology’ is while also highlighting some of the key players that brought this medium to the masses in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. We also chat about his own journey with this project of historical storytelling, while engaging in thoughts around the current phase of astrological resurgence and the wild popularity of the internet astro meme. We had a delightful chat, and I hope you enjoy it as well!
Above are visuals to represent some of the key players and related materials that Christopher was mentioning in the podcast! What a lovely collection we have here, all provided by Mr. Renstrom himself and found on his years of researching this subject. Click on the gallery and you'll see such players as our snake oil astrologer Dr. C.W. Roback and first lady of horoscopes Genevieve Kemble, along with the Book of Knowledge and other fascinating imagery and articles.
To stay in touch with Christopher, and his daily writings and upcoming publications, you can visit him at his website Ruling Planets, or give his a follow on his social medias @christopherrenstrom on IG or here on Twitter to stay up to date!!! He does lecture in more depth about Trash Astrology so be sure to be on the lookout for his speaking engagements! I can't recommend this material enough as it is good to know where things came from. ✨
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Happy listening! And may the stars be with you! ✨✨✨