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203 – Astrology for 2022 with Dena DeCastro – Big Seance

Astrology for 2022 with Astrologer Dena DeCastro - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World


After most recently giving us the whopping “WTF” forecast for the Summer of 2020, our favorite astrologer Dena DeCastro prepares us for what every one of us wants to know – the astrology for 2022! Will the year bring relief? What do the planets have to say about the year ahead? Other topics include “The Great Resignation”, Mercury/Venus/Mars Retrogrades, avoiding escapism, new beginnings, leaps of faith, the shadow, relationships, the economy, and the US Pluto Return!




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In this episode:

Episode Teaser :00

Intro :38

Would you consider sharing an episode of the Big Seance with a friend? 1:19

Dena DeCastro’s Bio 2:30

Forecast for 2016, Summer of 2016, 2018, 2019, and the “WTF” forecast for the Summer of 20203:20

Something about the Venus Retrograde wants to follow us when Dena visits! 4:21

Dena took a “brave leap into the unknown” for this episode! 5:45

An “Astrological Traffic Jam in Capricorn.” 2020 and 2021 were years with lots of astrological weather going on. Astrologers knew something major was going to happen, but no one could have predicted a worldwide pandemic. 7:14

2021 brought friction with themes of unrest, government structure, rules, and rebellion, leading us to January 6th, 2021 in the US, for example. 8:55

But what does astrology have to say about the year ahead? 10:03

The ripples in the pond. 10:30

Jupiter/Neptune Conjunction coming up in April. Work on empathy and compassion. 11:40

“We received a collective trauma in 2020. We’re still having various levels of PTSD from it.” 14:08

Avoid Escapism 15:57

A listener question about astrology and depression. 18:30

More on escapism and Patrick’s addiction to food. 21:18

Jupiter, new beginnings, and taking risks or leaps of faith. 23:44

The shadow side of Aries. 26:23

Pisces, endings, and “The Great Resignation” 28:04

Right now is not exactly the time to launch your new thing, but planning for it is okay. 30:05

Uh oh! What happens if you just started a new job? 30:50

Mercury Retrogrades happening this year. Learn more at DenaDeCastro.com32:35

“Stop buying into all the hype.” Some of us create our own static during Mercury Retrogrades. 35:28

Venus Retrograde, getting serious about finances, and reconnecting. 37:34

Some of us are introverts and have enjoyed the lockdown and slowing down. 40:04

Is this a good time for new relationships? 41:49

The United States Pluto Return and the economy. 43:20

Rest and Retreat. Mars Retrograde coming up at the end of the year. 48:00

A summary. 50:03

Check out The Inner Sky by Steven Forrest, Everyone Has What it Takes by William Kenower, and the podcast, This Jungian Life50:43

What’s coming up on the Let’s Get Real Astrology podcast? 53:15

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 55:29

Outro 57:40


For more on Dena DeCastro


Dena’s Blog Post: The Astrology of 2022

Let’s Get Real Astrology Podcast

Facebook: Dena DeCastro Astrology

Twitter: @DenaDeCastro

Previous Big Seance Podcast episodes with Dena: 53, 6165, 112, 134, and 166.


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Astrology of Summer 2020 – Big Seance Podcast #166

Dena DeCastro and the Astrology of Summer 2020 - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World #166


What in the world is going on, right? Astrologer Dena DeCastro returns to give us a heads up for the Astrology of Summer 2020! Along with answering the WTF question that seems to be on everyone’s mind, Dena gives readings to two listeners in this episode!





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Venus Retrograde and Astrologer Dena DeCastro – Big Seance Podcast #128

Venus Retrograde and Astrologer Dena DeCastro - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World #128


Venus Retrograde is coming! Astrologer Dena DeCastro says it’s time to turn inward for answers, and to reflect on things like the relationships, values, finances, and pleasures in your life. Find out what this means for you and the planet collectively.


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Mars Retrograde and a Failed Ghost Hunt – The Big Séance Podcast #61

Mars Retrograde and a Failed Ghost Hunt on The Big Séance Podcast: My Paranormal World


Has Mars Retrograde affected your productivity and inspiration? It has affected this podcaster this week! We talk to Dena DeCastro about the astrological side effects. Also, Tim Prasil tells the extra special story of A Failed Ghost Hunt.


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Astrology and Your Forecast with Dena DeCastro – The Big Séance Podcast #53

Astrologer_Dena_DeCastro_Interview_Big_Seance_Podcast_ParanormalAstrologer Dena DeCastro clears up some of the misconceptions of astrology and talks Year Ahead Forecasts, including what’s written in the stars for all of us. Listen in as Dena delivers some powerful personal forecasts for both the host and a special listener! PLUS, information on this crazy Mercury Retrograde, the Saturn Neptune Square, and Mars Retrograde. Yes. That is apparently a thing! There’s great energy in this one, so come on into the parlor and have a listen!



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15 Reasons to Befriend a Paranormal Nerd Today!

Today is February 5, 2014. It is also my 2nd Blogiversary! In honor of this day, I give you 15 candid reasons to befriend a paranormal nerd! Hopefully, some of you will be encouraged to find a new friend TODAY! Or maybe you’re sitting at home with a spirit box or set of dowsing rods in your hands. Yeah I’m talking to you! No plans this weekend? You’ll want to share this immediately!


15 Reasons to Befriend a Paranormal Nerd Today!


1.    As we tend to very open-minded, we don’t think you’re crazy when you tell us about your experiences, but depending on what subgroup of the paranormal we belong to, don’t be offended when we set out on a mission to “debunk” it. 

2.    Think you have a ghost or spirit trying to contact you? We’re likely to have a plethora of meters and gadgets to help make that connection, and we can’t wait to show you how it all works! And if our gadgets don’t spark a conversation, we’ve always got plenty of friends who claim to be “sensitive”.

3.    According to my friend Tim, we “know whether it’s time to buy a new lamp or if Aunt Matilda’s threat to haunt you was legit.” Ohhh Tim… does this come from experience? 

4.    We can help to explain our favorite acronym lingo, such as EVP, ITC, EMF, IR, UV, OBE, ADC, DBE, ESP, PK, K2, and mG.

5.     On a serious note, according to Rachel, “They are intuitive and empathic. They don’t see the world in black and white, they see many more colors! Plus, there is a sense of peace about them. Maybe it’s because they have some insight on the afterlife.” I absolutely love Rachel’s way with words. 

6.    Are you at a party or with a group of people who tend to be on the boring side? That awkward silence doesn’t bother us. We’re used to carrying on conversations with ghosts that typically don’t answer back, therefore we don’t easily get bored. Though we’ll likely keep the conversation going, don’t be offended if we accidentally blurt something like “If you can hear me, knock three times” or “How did you die?”

7.    Are small animals disappearing from your neighborhood? Have no fear. We’re on it… and we know exactly what a Bigfoot call sounds like!

8.    We’ll be the first to tell you that your no-good horrible very bad day was not your fault, because Mercury is in retrograde!

9.    We’ll prove or disprove the orb photo taken at your nephew’s birthday party in no time flat! (Ahem… the ones who know what they’re talking about will tell you that even though it appears to have a face inside, or devil horns, or a personality, or like to be called “Beverly”, there are eleventy-thousand likely explanations for it, and then let you decide for yourself.)

10.  We paranormal people who are also investigators are often willing to invite others to the next big investigation! And we can’t wait to share our favorite stories or our “Class A” EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena).

11.   Not feeling well? Going through a bad experience? We can break out the crystals and send you rooms full of “love and light”!

12.   We know how to begin the research to learn the history of your home, or genealogy research to learn about your ancestors!

13.   Ever suspect your family pet of learning how to access the refrigerator while you’re sleeping? We’ve got night vision cameras. Just ask us. 

14.   Need sage for house blessing or clearing? We know just where to get it. 

15.   Need to borrow a black shirt, polo, or hoodie? Take your pick. Oh sorry… here’s some tape to cover up that logo.


Through social media, I went to some of my friends and faithful readers for help on this one. I’d like to thank Rachel, Tim, Stacey, Cassie, Cathy, and Dar for their additional thoughts and contributions to this post!


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