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The Astrological Grimoire

The Astrological Grimoire (Chronicle Books, 2019) is an illustrated interactive guide and workbook that uses the astrological calendar as a framework for considering introspection and self-discovery, creative practices, connecting with your intuition, and more.

The authors will be in conversation with Dorothy R. Santos on the making of the book and the role of ritual, astrology, tarot, and other DIY spiritual tools today. The event will include an interactive session with the audience that demonstrates how to use the book intuitively for the current astrological season.


Helen Shewolfe Tseng is an interdisciplinary artist and designer living and working in an expanding universe. Since 2014, she has co-hosted Astral Projection Radio Hour on, and she is the co-author and illustrator of The Astrological Grimoire (Chronicle Books, April 2019). Helen is a 2018-19 YBCA Fellow and the 2019 Designer in Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts. @wolfchirp

Melissa Graeber is a writer, editor, and former long-time teacher of wayward teens. She is the co-host of Astral Projection Radio Hour on, and co-author of the book The Astrological Grimoire, recently published by Chronicle Books. She has also had fiction and nonfiction work published by Medium, Sparkle and Blink, and the New Inquiry, and has been invited to read her work at events for The Believer, Quiet Lightning, and Red Light Lit.

Dorothy R. Santos is a Filipina American writer, curator, and researcher whose academic interests include digital art, computational media, and biotechnology. She is the host for the podcast PRNT SCRN produced by Art Practical. She is currently a Ph.D. student inFilm and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her work appears in art21, Art Practical, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, Ars Technica, Vice Motherboard, and SFMOMA’s Open Space.