VIDEOS

 

SAVPHIL#1: Inaugural Video!! Skepticism, Buddhism, Sam Harris' Astrology Charts, and More! 

Published on Dec 31, 2017

My first video. Definitely too long, but necessarily so. I discuss the skeptical view on astrology, the New Atheists, the attraction of Buddhism for scientific types, and speculate on the astrology chart of Sam Harris. 

 

SAVPHIL#2: Patti Smith, a Song, and Astrology! 

Published on Jan 1, 2018

I pay 'tribute' to Patti Smith by singing (!) and reviewing her Western and Vedic horoscopes for personality and career stuff. (Still figuring out how to make videos, so audio quality is inconsistent - sorry!) 

 

SAVPHIL#3: The Unabomber - A Case Study. 

Published on Jan 15, 2018

A look at the combinations in the Vedic and Western astrology charts of Ted Kaczynski that lay behind his psychology and infamy.

 

SAVPHIL#4: Astrolog'er' vs. Astrolog'ist': A Philosophical and Linguistic Investigation.

Published on Jan 25, 2018.

My take on the possible reasons, philosophical and linguistic, behind the fact that practitioners of astrology are called astrolog'ers' and not astrolog'ists'. (Please excuse echo in opening video!)

 

SAVPHIL#5: Block Universe Theory, Consciousness, and Astrology.

Published on Feb 8, 2018.

I get stupid with speculation about the possible connections between the Block Universe Theory of cosmology, the nature of Consciousness, and Astrology. Plus, I sport a red space suit for the journey - enjoy!

 

SAVPHIL#6: Gary Gomes on Trump's Future; Muhurta Lesson.

Published on Feb 11, 2018.

A quick muhurta chart lesson, followed by a chat with Gary Gomes on his analysis of Trump's past and future trajectory: possible health issues, re-election, and avoidance of war. My face turns orange in recognition of the topic under review ;)

 

SAVPHIL#7: Trouble Ahead? Uranus-Pluto and Saturn-Pluto Transits and US Socio-politics.

Published on Feb 14, 2018.

With a heavy reliance upon the work of astrologer/scholar Richard Tarnas, I survey the correlations between Uranus-Pluto and Saturn-Pluto aspects and the flip-flopping revolutionary/repressive climates associated with the 1960's through the 2010's US. The Saturn-Pluto conjunction of 2020 gets special attention as a potential harbinger of trouble.

 

SAVPHIL#8: War 2020? Saturn/Pluto and Vietnam, Desert Storm, and 2020.

Published on Feb 20, 2018

A follow-up to my previous video on the outer planet transits to the US chart. Is armed conflict coming in 2020? Watch the video and find out what happened the last two times transiting Saturn crossed over Pluto in the US chart. Hint: it's not good.

 

 

SAVPHIL#9: Part 3 of 'The Misery Trilogy'. Saturn, Pluto, and US History (again).

Published on Feb 26, 2018

A final review of the role of transiting Saturn over natal Pluto in the US chart throughout its full history. Wars with the Native Americans, Spain, and the Philippines, and major economic collapses are covered. A brief look at the US chart through the Vedic dasha system is also included.

 

SAVPHIL#10: Tropical or Sidereal Zodic in Vedic Astrology? My Two Cents.

Published on March 15, 2018

Using my own chart as a case study, I explain why I have not adopted the 'Neo-Vedic' system of astrology (in which the tropical zodiac is combined with sidereal nakshatras).

 

SAVPHIL#11: Julia Roberts & Me: Astro-Twins (Sorta).

Published on April 2, 2018.

I explore the importance of the lagna in Vedic astrology by looking at two identical charts (except for the lagna, of course). Special attention is paid to the yogas that each chart forms (or doesn't form) based on the changing lagnas. Also, I briefly examine, from the Western perspective, the influence of the fixed star Regulus on 'fame' in our charts, and the transiting north node (Rahu) as the trigger of fame in both charts in April of 2017.