Welcome to the first episode of the Magical Elections Podcast. In the podcast, I discuss the two magical elections for May 2017 from my column for The Mountain Astrologer (April/May 2017 issue). The two elections are for “Land and Rejuvenation” and “Riches and Honors.”

Magical elections use the principles of electional astrology to select the best times to create talismans for various purposes. This is a very old use of astrology, which was once inextricably intertwined with the practice of magic and theurgy. In recent years, many old texts have become available that teach how to grow personally and spiritually with magical elections, and my column for The Mountain Astrologer seeks to bring this ancient practice to modern readers.