Planets for Pagans

Sacred Sites, Ancient Lore, and Magical Stargazing


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"A map that leads us back to our sacred selves." Sandra Ingerman, MA, author of Medicine for the Earth and The Shaman's Toolkit
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272 Pages


7 x 9


Trade Paperback

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Red Wheel Weiser


Renna Shesso has been a student of mystical traditions and spiritual selfdiscovery since the late 1960s. She is the author of Math for Mystics. A longtime resident of Colorado, Shesso follows her calling as shamanic healing practitioner and teacher, professional tarot reader, and priestess of the Craft. Visit her at

"The sky was our original calendar, our original storybook, the first illustrated edition, the prototype GPS. Beyond its pragmatic usefulness, the sky was the domain of spirit, traversed by deities and a place to which human souls departed. Let's re-enchant it, shall we?" –Renna Shesso

Impeccably researched by one of the most eclectic pagan scholars working today, this book aims to reengage our fascination with the planets and stars. Shesso looks at the mythology, legend, science and lore about the planets and most significant stars in a chapter-by-chapter format. Included are nearly 150 diagrams and illustrations—of the heavens, astrological views, depictions of gods and goddesses, sky totems, Tarot symbols, star charts, and more.

Anyone with even a vaguely pagan bent, anyone with a reverence for the natural world, who has ever marveled at the night sky will love this enchanted view of the planets and stars.

Previously published as A Magical Tour of the Night Sky 9781578634958

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"A map that leads us back to our sacred selves." Sandra Ingerman, MA, author of Medicine for the Earth and The Shaman's Toolkit "This book is as important a work as I've ever read on the subject of astrology and cosmology. I've certainly never been moved by a book on this subject in quite this way. Shesso reintroduces the night sky to the child inside you and that's a very special gift" Bob Freeman, Occult Detective blog "This is one of those books that ties together practical, scientific knowledge with myths, legends, and cultural lore. Perhaps best of all, it encourages us to get off the sofa, put on a jacket, and go outside to rediscover the magnificence of the universe, and the magic of watching the sun, moon, planets, and stars wheeling overhead in their unending celestial dance. It puts our forgotten, hidden sky into focus and brings its primeval meaning to us as food for our souls." Greg Stafford, author, publisher of Shaman's Drum "A clear, accessible, uptodate guide to the positions of the planets in the sky as well as to their resonances in our hearts and imaginations." Diane Wolkstein, co-author of Inanna, Queen of Heaven and Earth