The Shamanic Astrology Handbook, Expanded, Revised and Updated in 2012

by Daniel Giamario with Cayelin K Castell

One of my BIG accomplishments in May 2012 was to complete the project of revising, expanding and redesigning The Shamanic Astrology Handbook just in time for the UAC conference. This book has over 50 pages of new material and the entire book has been updated through out.

We were also fortunate and blessed to get endorsements for the New Handbook from best selling author Christiane Northrup MD, Rabbi Gabriel Cousens MD and founder of the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in Patagonia Arizona, and Norm Shealy MD who has over 312 publications, including 23 books and he is known for training medical intuitives including Caroline Myss.

The New Handbook also has many other great endorsements and testimonials from other authors and astrologers. See testimonials below… 

The Handbook is available for sale and for a limited time comes with a Free Twelve Tribes CD (a $22 value). This is a great way to experience Shamanic Astrology via the written word and via a guided journey by Cayelin with internationally known sound healer John Dumas. Details are here 

Or you can get a Free Handbook when you become a silver or gold member of the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School. There are lots of great benefits for members detailed here

And here is where you can register for membership and get your Free Handbook

ALL Proceeds from the book go to benefit the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School – a 501 (c) 3 educational non-profit. 

Praise for The Shamanic Astrology Handbook and Shamanic Astrology 

“I highly recommend The Shamanic Astrology Handbook as this form of Astrology is a gift to humanity and to the planet. This approach to my individual chart provided me with transformational insights that have changed my life.”

~ Christiane Northrup, MD, best-selling author

 “Shamanic Astrology created by the co-founders of the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School utilizes the astrological wisdom of the ages as a tool in ones path toward self-realization. Unlike many types of astrology Shamanic Astrology is not deterministic. It helps us moving from machine matrix time to Mah (Holy) time which is an important step in the liberation process in which we ultimately go beyond time. I feel that Daniel Giamario and Cayelin Castell are the two top shamanic astrologers in the world and it is a special privilege to work with them.”

~ Rabbi Gabriel Cousens, MD, director of the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center and author of
Conscious Eating, Spiritual Nutrition, and Torah As A Guide to Enlightenment

 “Shamanic Astrology ranks right up there with my other favorite insight tool, Past Life Therapy.”

~ Norm Shealy, MD, author of Medical Intuition, Energy Medicine,
and soon to be published, The Bliss Experience

“I purchased my first copy of The Shamanic Astrology Handbook in the mid-1990s, and it has been a favorite companion ever since. Dog-eared and highly treasured, this book has both enlightened my personal journey and provided a rich source of wisdom that I often access in my work with clients.  With its non-judgmental approach to the stars, Shamanic Astrology has inspired incredible insight over the years and is one of the foundational tools for my own transformational journey. I’m extremely grateful for this work, and highly recommend it.”

~Shaeri Richards, Hypnotherapist, Astrologer and Author of the award winning book,
“Dancing with your Dragon: The Art of Loving your Unlovable Self”

“As a certified professional astrologer who has studied and worked with many techniques my exposure to Shamanic Astrology and The Shamanic Astrology Handbook revolutionized the way I view the sky, the zodiac, astrological charts, and  the way I perceive myself and work with my clients. The unique viewpoint of Shamanic Astrology and the liberation, insight, and compassion for the 144 storylines has helped to lift the art and science of astrology beyond the patriarchal empire-laden concepts of exaltation, detriment, good, bad, strength, weakness, rulership and prediction to the high feminine principles of compassionate and receptive contemplation, regard, nurturing and celebration of all the possible places on the wheel of life. Truly an astrology for the Turning of the Ages. Beware! This book may place you in touch with the gods and goddesses dynamically living within and change your life.”

~ Hal Bahr, Certified professional astrologer ISAR C.A.P., Certified Human Design Professional

 “Daniel Giamario’s Shamanic Astrology Handbook helped me, and my husband Tomas, clearly see the archetypal energies that we came to embody. We have a deeper, more profound understanding and respect for each other and for the way we can bring our unique gifts to the world. I highly recommend this book to explore the unique contributions of Shamanic Astrology.”

~Joan Heartfield, PhD, author of Romancing The Beloved and Director of Talking Hearts.

“In The Shamanic Astrology Handbook the authors have done an excellent job of keeping the principles alive rather than reducing them to just a bunch of words on paper. They do not try to turn the feminine into ersatz masculine or vice versa, but rather show the full spectrum of archetypes existing within various signs and sign/planet combinations. All the material is fresh and original. If you want to engage a type of astrology that inspires your thinking rather than doing your thinking for you, buy this book!”

~ From a Mountain Astrologer Magazine Review

 “Learning Shamanic Astrology changed my life and continues to powerfully impact the lives of everyone I coach and teach. The archetypal and initiation insights brought forth by Daniel Giamario and Cayelin Castell provides shape to the way I now fundamentally view the world. Their handbook is so valuable it needs to be required reading for anyone who wants better relationships or to work more effectively with others.”

~ Lisa Michaels, author of Natural Rhythms

 “Since I discovered Shamanic Astrology 27 years ago, I have been integrating it into my work as a transpersonal shamanic psychotherapist. It is by far my most important tool for translating life tools and purpose to my clients and students. Little did I know that years later I would work with creatrix Nicole Christine in the Priestess Process TM and discover that Shamanic Astrology had already been infused into this powerful work of Awakening the Divine Feminine in women. I have now been facilitating the Shamanic Priestess Process and Shamanic Magdalene Mysteries for 13 years, and cannot imagine a circle that does not work with their own Shamanic Astrology archetypes. It almost goes without saying that The Shamanic Astrology Handbook is essential, as well as very accessible and very interesting for beginners.”

~Anyaa McAndrew, MA, LPC, NCC licensed pyschotherapist

 “One of the best ways to work on the masculine and feminine energies within in my men’s groups is through Shamanic Astrology, which gives us a very helpful map for moving through the cultural and societal changes we have entered. In addition to the larger perspective needed for the immensity of the acceleration and intensity of our interior realm, and the cultural, societal, and survival tools that Shamanic Astrology provides, it’s also a way to use and bring forth the archetypal qualities of the masculine and the feminine. These archetypes are called the mediating energies between heaven and earth—a metaphor for interiority and exteriority, the top two quadrants and the bottom two quadrants of the Integral model. To do this with women, we’d look at their Mars so they can get in touch with their masculine side, and with men we look at their Venus so they can get more in touch with their feminine.”

~Gary Stamper, Ph. D. author of Awakening the New Masculine: the Path of the Integral Warrior

 I first became aware of Shamanic Astrology in 2002. The concept of incarnating on the planet with original intent leading to a future storyline was new to me. The events that had been shaping my life didn’t seem to fit into a coherent plotline. I was confused and a little depressed. My first reading with Daniel Giamario provided a narrative that tied my past to my future in a quest for truth and meaning. What a fabulous adventure! I discovered that I had sacred work to do. I was amazed to learn that doing my sacred work was not only fun but represented my fastest path toward enlightenment. Would I say that Shamanic Astrology changed my life? Absolutely.

                               ~William Oehlstrom Joseph, author of The Creative Principle and The Imbrium Codex

“I have been incorporating SA into my acupuncture practice over the past 11 years, and have found it to be an invaluable tool. I enjoy using Shamanic Astrology to assist my clients in realigning with their soul’s intent and understanding the deeper meaning of their health challenges as they transform and experience profound and lasting healing. Shamanic Astrology teaches a deep embodied language of the soul in ways that connect people to their soul’s path and deepest mysteries. I highly recommend professional health care practitioners, healers, therapists, and coaches incorporate this activational tool into their practice as a way to further assist their clients in getting dramatic transformational results.”

~Lauren Jubelirer, Lic. Ac., Senior Faculty member and Dept. Head of the Certification
and Training Program for the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School

“Daniel Giamario and Cayelin Castell are amazing!  Shamanic Astrology and The Shamanic Astrology Handbook have provided me with incredible tools for navigating all aspects of my life, and has proven to be an invaluable tool for myself, and for my clients, family and friends. The Shamanic Astrology Handbook is a must read for everyone on a personal growth path!”

 ~Pati Hope, author of GPS for Living and Everyone Wants to Go to Heaven – Just Not Now!”
Pati is a Self-Care and Transition Specialist at

 “There is a dance that is going on in the heavens, a music box of infinite proportion playing our soul symphony. At any point we can choose to participate and move to it’s rhythm by following the bouncing ball and sing along in celebration with the music of the spheres. Shamanic Astrology has been a powerful teaching tool to those bouncing balls of light. It has helped me understand the cosmic dance and given me and my clients many insights in how to sing along. The Shamanic Astrology Handbook is a perfect companion to the observation and transmission from the actual stars, planets and archetypes. It’s easy to read and understand and sets up a prioritization to follow in reading someone’s chart.”

~ John Dumas, M.S. and international artist, musician, shamanic astrologer,
inspirational teacher, and pioneer in sound healing

 “I have always found a unique dimensional depth in readings given to me through Shamanic Astrologers Cayelin Castell and Daniel Giamario. They are certainly “in tune” with the frequencies of astrology in its archetypal presentations within one´s astrological dynamics, as well as on a planetary scale.”

~ Maia Christianne, Mystic, Akaskic Reader, Channel ,
with blogs on “New Earth” topics

I love the Shamanic Astrology perspectives offered by Cayelin, Daniel and the other Shamanic Astrologers trained by them because they open the mythological and archetypal understandings of astrology into a much more universal awareness. This expanded awareness is then applied to the practical applications of astrology in our lives in a way which helps to complete the hologram that this ancient-future meta-science truly offers. The value of these additional insights into the nature of reality itself are immeasurable, true gems in the ore-matrix of our collective beingness!

    ~ Simeon Chi’Ra Nartoomid, visionary pioneer on the New Earth frontier,
and founder of

Shamanic Astrology is unlike any reading I have had in the past, and over several decades I’ve explored various paths of astrology. The wisdom of Shamanic Astrology – broken down by Cayelin into easily understood nuggets – really helped me to see my life, its challenges, and its opportunities with fresh new eyes. I highly recommend this work for those who are new to astrology, as well as those who grasp the subtle intricacies of this fascinating life system.

~Debra Hawley , author of Reclaiming Magdalen: A Memoir of Sexual Healing

“Dear reader, precious seeker, and astrologers who desire to expand your knowledge and/or practices to the deepest, most powerful levels. If you are seeking a true and real answer to questions like: “Why am I here?”, “What I am supposed to be doing?”, “What is my Life purpose?”, “What is my path?”, “Am I on it?”, etc., then have a Certified Shamanic Astrologer give you a full Shamanic Astrology reading. The very moment your reading is finished you will never, ever again have to wonder about those questions. You will know. Period. I don’t promise much, yet I promise you that. AND, you will understand precisely why you’re having the experiences you’re having in your Life! Now one more promise: You will be surprised to learn that you’re probably living about one-third of your very potent potential, why you’ve been doing that, and how and when to engage, experience and express all of you (the whole person you’ve always suspected was there).

Meanwhile, order your copy of The Shamanic Astrology Handbook and continue to delve deeper into the sweet clarity you’ll receive in your reading.  Shamanic Astrology was very intentionally designed to track the journey of your Soul, to provide the absolute clarity you’ve been longing for. It is a grand, Spirit-inspired synthesis of astrological systems dating back six to seven thousand years to the first astrologers in Assyria, Chaldea, etc. It is super-powerful. Know this: If Shamanic Astrology was taught in every school in the land from the ninth grade through the twelfth, then we’d all know our purpose early in Life. Bless Daniel and Cayelin for this powerful work, bless them both for being among us in these times.”

~Sao, Certified Shamanic Astrologer, Perpetual Student of Life and Love,
Sedona, Arizona

 “As a woman in Service to Spirit with a passion for helping others find their True and most authentic self, it was an absolute and complete joy to discover Shamanic Astrology a number of years ago. As a student of Daniel Giamario and Cayelin Castell, I have learned so very much – about astrology, mythology, spirituality, philosophy, psychology, archetypes, astroarchaeology, and more – and I continue to grow. Now, as a Certified Shamanic Astrologer for the past seven years, I dedicate my sessions to helping clients know their life intent, and what’s keeping them from it. Thanks to The Shamanic Astrology Handbook, I always have the basic tools to assist others in finding their life purpose at my fingertips. I enthusiastically recommend this updated and revised Shamanic Astrology Handbook to you.”

 Jo Garceau, author of Knowing Woman, Nurturing the Feminine Soul,
Certified Shamanic Astrologer, Spiritual and Life Coach

 “As it became dark and the stars began to peek out of the heavens, we all gathered at the main Anasazi ruins, at the highest point of the land. There Daniel Giamario, a Shamanic Astrologer who was traveling with us and teaching his wisdom, invited us once more, as he had on other occasions, to look up with him into the night sky.

Daniel’s knowledge and perception of the ancient ways is truly outstanding. Throughout the journey, Daniel was a star who gave of himself to help others. On this momentous night, he led us into an understanding of the heavens in a way that few of us had ever known. Together we gazed into Galactic Center, as he had taught us, and we spoke our own individual prayers into the cosmos…”

Drunvalo Melchizedek excerpted from Serpent of Light Beyond 2012



  1. Dear Cayelin, I went to the site this AM to make a donation to SMS.
    Couldn’t find any obvious link for donations to either SMS or your Mom’s memorial fund. Perhaps you may want to add a button on your home page that says DONATIONS. Couldn’t hurt. :-0

    So, in the meantime, pls advise how I process a donation to SMS? Please.
    Love, ellie schwartz

  2. Teri Battison Ellsworth commented on Facebook Post…The Shamanic Astrology Handbook, Expanded, Revised and Updated in 2012 | Cayelin Castell…

    Teri wrote: “Awesome!!! I use this book more than any other astrology book that I own…. Can’t wait to get the new one…. Thanks for posting on Facebook….”

    Thank you Teri for posting this. If you love the old Handbook you will really love the New One!

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