Episode 214 features an interview with astrologer Wendy Stacey about the increasing frequency of caesarean births, and the implications this has for natal astrology.
Wendy is the Chair of the Astrological Association of Great Britain, and Principal of the Mayo School of Astrology.
She did an MA degree at Bath Spa University College in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology, with a thesis that focused on the medicalisation of childbirth and changing birth time patterns.
The crux of the issue is that it is becoming more and more common for doctors to recommend that births are induced, especially using c-sections, and these are usually scheduled ahead of time during normal business hours.
This is having the unintended side-effect of leading to greater conformity in when people are born, so that it is happening Monday through Friday, during daytime hours.
This has some potentially startling implications for astrology, in term of having certain placements show up much more frequently, and other placements less frequently.
You can read more about Wendy’s research in an article that she wrote for the Astrological Association’s Astrological Journal in 2010 titled Pearls of Tomorrow: Birth Intervention and the Astrological Face of the New Generation.
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