In today's episode, YouTuber and astrologer David Lawrence Palmer, AKA The Leo King, joins us to talk about his own journey as well as navigating the current reality with astrology and tarot. Known as a famous celebrity astrologer, David has been making waves in the media with being a media spiritual influencer. Having been on TV for over a decade, owning, co-founding, and producing the largest video horoscope media network and app, High Vibe TV. David has created a reputation for being the go to spiritual influencer around the world!
Listen in to hear about how David got started with YouTube (and how you can too!), the interesting connections between history and astrology, the importance of being authentic and true to yourself, the fourth turning and creating the future through our choices, the limitations of technology and the importance of human connection, and fearlessly being your own cringy self.
- If you’ve been considering starting a YouTube channel or pursuing any dream, just get started. David got his start on YouTube with just a laptop and the built-in webcam. You don’t need to start with a big setup. Focus on the message and the mission of helping others. He advises to take it one day at a time and keep going at it every day and you may find yourself in the life of your dreams.
- The layering of multiple cycles, including galactic, planetary, solar, and historical, means that we are living at a time of great change and high energy. It is important that we each step into our greatness and find ways to connect with others and help each other through this time. Tools like tarot and astrology can help us cut through the illusions of the media and social conditioning and help us align with a more beautiful, and humanistic way of living.
- The old model of pop-stars, supermodels, and glamourous awards shows is falling away. They don’t feel natural or give us goals that fit with our unique selves. YouTube channels are getting better ratings than TV networks. We want what is real and authentic; to have diverse interests and be inspired by real people pursuing what matters to them. Neptune in Pisces is teaching us that chasing media-fed illusions over honoring original soul feelings leads to emptiness.
[1:10] – How David Got into Astrology and how his Brain Processes Astrological Info. It started with a scientific and astronomy-minded grandfather and his mother showing him the book Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. The spiritual connection was growing in the background until after highschool when he became a raver and really started going against the norm. He does his readings by accessing the information based on what it is in someone’s chart that is really calling to him. He feels like the information is stored in a sort of “spiritual cloud” and comes to him when he needs it. He stays with the simple steps and builds the story out of what he sees going on.
[4:09] – How David Got into YouTube. He started back in 2006 on the first astrology YouTube channel which was Soul Garden with Christopher Witecki. Then there were the shows Astro Mingle, which mixed David’s DJ skills with astrology, and Astro Gossip, which was all about breaking down celebrity news and current events from an astrological perspective. He was doing blogs about the 2012 galactic shift when he decided to go all in and get the message out by doing a video every day. He hasn’t stopped for 10 years.
[7:58] – It’s about the Message and the Mission: Start Where You Are. David outlines the steps he took from having just a laptop with a camera, posting every day, doing 5 readings every day until he could save up for a better camera and so on. If you’ve been considering starting a YouTube channel or pursuing any dream, just get started. You don’t need to start with a big setup. Focus on the message and the mission of helping others. He advises to take it one day at a time and keep going at it every day and you may find yourself in the life of your dreams.
[11:08] – How History and Astrology Intersect. Astrologers have to go back and see what was happening the last time a particular astrological configuration came into play. Knowing the history of an astrological configuration over time makes you better able to have a sense, even an imperfect one, of how things will play out the next time it happens. For instance, the last time Uranus was in Taurus, it was 1938 and WW2 was about to break out. Before that it was the Civil War. So when Uranus is in Taurus you can expect unrest and disruption. David likes digging into 400 year-old history books and has a history professor who helps him to understand the history behind astrological events.
[14:14] – Compression Points and The Fourth Turning: How Astrology and Tarot can Help. We’re at the oddest time to be alive with the layering of multiple cycles, including galactic, planetary, solar, and historical. This means that we are living at a time of great change and high energy. It is important that we each step into our greatness and find ways to connect with others and help each other through this time. Tools like tarot and astrology can help us cut through the illusions of the media and social conditioning and help us align with a more beautiful, and humanistic way of living.
[20:33] – How much Control do we Have Over the Way this Cycle Plays Out? David talks about the movie The Matrix and how Neo has the option to go back and start civilization over again or risk it all and save Trinity. He chooses love and the whole script changes. So we have an opportunity to use our free will to make the story play out more like a good dream than a nightmare. Each of us in our individual lives can make the choice to follow our hearts and tackle that new business or book and engaging that kind of energy changes things. Choose to connect with people, don’t be afraid of emotions, and don’t try to escape into other realms. The more grounded you are here, the more you are able to expand into other realms, but you have to find contentment here. We can have a balance of earth-bound reality and virtual reality, we don’t have to demonize technology, but use it wisely.
[29:43] – The Simplicity of Spirituality. Just make sure you are connected in a good way and have good intentions. Astrology is telling us to come back to the things in life that really work. To reign it all in. Focus on the simple things, do things one at a time, and do things that make you feel better. Aquarius is all about communication, so be vulnerable and share what you are going through with your community. The beauty is that we are not alone and we each have a piece of the answer for one another.
[34:22] – The Shadow – Exposure and Coming Together. As the government reveals the existence of UFO’s they may try to blame the atrocities of the present day on aliens, so we have to be careful and exercise our good judgment. We have to find ways to come together with more people and help one another. Try not to get caught up in it, be adaptable, and even enjoy all the changes that are happening every day.
[36:52] – The Current Expansion of Astrology. People who have really followed astrology during these times have felt a lot of validation and have been able to thrive through all the changes. Astrology will keep growing more and more as people have these experiences of confirmation. Through human history we have used astrology to guide our lives and it is now experiencing a resurgence.
[38:24] – Should we impose limitations on technology? There is an experimental aspect to technology right now that affects every human being on the planet and we need to think about putting limits on it. Environmentally and logistically we don’t have enough raw materials to fuel the expansion of technology across the whole world. There hasn’t been enough thought put into where we are going and how exactly we are going to get there.
[41:09] – Pluto in Capricorn means More Exposure. Pluto is showing us what has been hidden in the government and financial systems. Don’t freak out. Don’t demand that things stay the same. Think of how much change has happened in the past 100 years. Find the good in all the change and notice how much is becoming possible now. Seek the “3rd Place” solutions. These are visionary solutions that go beyond the available options. Frustration can be good when it causes people to seek outside the box for solutions. You might think politics is going one way or another, or technology is going one way or another, but there may be something else coming from left field that will blow us all away.
[45:57] – Everybody’s Homework During Mars Retrograde. Find that 3rd place solution that’s going to help propel you forward and implement it.
[47:52] – Neptune in Pisces – the Time of No Boundaries. The dream world has no boundaries. People are starting to ask deep questions about the nature of reality and whether we’re already in a virtual reality simulation. There are so many far-out revelations coming to light with UFO’s and those sorts of things that people are wanting to numb out and tune out with drugs and alcohol to avoid it all. There are no markers that tell us we are on the right track. We have to go with the flow and bump around all the obstacles that crop up and keep going.
[55:29] – The Absurdity of Social Media Algorithms and the Death of Conventional Pop Culture. If you took social media and applied it to real life it would be nonsense. We don’t need to make certain people verified and therefore worth following and they are the only ones who get to have a real influence and voice. If you try to follow trends and algorithms you will miss out on sharing from your own authenticity. You know you are in alignment when you can take what you are doing on YouTube out into the real world and still be perfectly happy. In the past two years of Covid people have been showing what they are interested in in real life and it’s been refreshing to see. Pop Culture and the old systems with their role models are coming to an end in favor of people sharing real interests and skills. We can have unique goals and be in integrity.
[1:05:01] – Love, Relationships, and Tarot. If you clean up your life and do the things that you know you are supposed to be doing, manifesting your best reality, and the love will follow. Following tarot channels and trying to make sense of a past relationship or one that isn’t going well, keeps you stuck in the past. It’s okay to do this if it ultimately helps you to close the door in 2 years rather than 40 years, but put a limit on it and focus on building the life you want. Keep going out and meeting new people, trying and making mistakes even during retrogrades. Don’t stop your life because of a retrograde. Keep living and making mistakes that you can grow from.
[1:12:25] – Listen to Yourself and not a Guru. Becoming overly identified with a politician or a public figure or even your twin flame can get you stuck.
[1:17:26] – Never Give Up. Applying positive perfectionism and continually aspiring to be better every day. How can you make your offerings better for your community and also for yourself? Keep life interesting and exciting. The best medicine is doing what makes you feel good. Don’t worry what other people think about you, because the truth is that they aren’t thinking about you very much.
[1:23:00] – Be Cringy and Real. People can relate to you doing things your own way, rather than trying to be scripted or copy someone else’s thing. The top YouTube channels are the ones that are the most unique and different.
[1:26:39] – Closing Words: Try to be in a space of timelessness as much as possible. “Anything that feels timeless is where we want to be right now.” So get involved in things that make you lose your sense of time, where you can really be in flow and absorbed in the moment.
“you know it's just one year at a time, one week at a time, and if you never stop it'll turn into your wildest dreams”
“well all really time is is, um, you know cycles that come to major compression points and then release points”
“It's really how we're gonna all take this energy and use it. That's why i think it's such an important time for people to really […] step into their greatness and […] find ways to come together to help each other understand how to get through this world better and also not fall into a lot of the programming that we see in the media today”
“[the big explosion] people are looking for is like the connection back to people and what we could do together and maybe it doesn't have to be so technological. Maybe it could be so many other ways of […] coming together and […] talking about the things that we all enjoy and feeling like we're not alone in this world”
“…actually the whole time like you you had an answer and I had an answer for you and we all found ways to come together and that's some of the best feelings and the electricity”
“People, I think, don't need to be scared, but just be aware and find cool people that you can like have these cool random talks with and know everything's gonna be alright and realize that whatever changes happen, we’ll find a way.”
“Incorporate your own uniqueness, you know, and see what happens. Like this is where I feel like the boundless energy is waiting for the collective to be as unique as it can be.”
“Go live your life and don’t let retrograde stop you.”
“The best medicine in life is doing what makes you feel good.”
“Anything that feels timeless is where we want to be right now.”