The Astrology Podcast

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A weekly podcast on topics related to astrology, hosted by professional astrologer Chris Brennan. The purpose of the show is to provide high-level discussions ranging from explorations of specific astrological techniques, to treatments of issues pert...Show More

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Sahl ibn Bishr: A New Translation by Benjamin Dykes

1:57:47 | Mar 22nd

Episode 198 features an interview with Benjamin Dykes about his new translation of the works of the 9th century astrologer Sahl ibn Bishr from Arabic. Sahl was part of the second generation of astrologers who wrote in Arabic and worked in Baghdad dur...Show More

Uranus Transits Through the Twelve Houses

1:57:52 | Mar 13th

Episode 197 features a panel of astrologers talking about the recent ingress of Uranus into Taurus, and helping to contextualize what that shift will mean for individuals by talking about it within the context of transits of Uranus through each of th...Show More

Talking with Vedic Astrologer James Braha

1:43:21 | Mar 7th

Episode 196 features an interview with Vedic astrologer James Braha, where we talk about his life and work in astrology. James is the author of 6 books on astrology, including Ancient Hindu Astrology for the Modern Western Astrologer, and The Art ...Show More

March 2019 Astrology Forecast: Mercury Retro in Pisces

2:21:02 | Feb 28th

Episode 195 features astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan talking about the astrological forecast for the month of March 2019. The astrology of March includes Mercury going retrograde in Pisces and eventually stationing direct...Show More

Reincarnation and Astrology, with Steven Forrest

1:45:15 | Feb 22nd

In episode 194 astrologer Steven Forrest joins the show to talk about reincarnation, and its relevance as a philosophical concept to the practice of astrology. Steven is one of the founders of a popular approach to astrology in modern times called...Show More

The Vimshottari Dasha System in Vedic Astrology

1:51:20 | Feb 18th

Episode 193 features an interview with astrologer Freedom Cole on the vimshottari dasha system, which is a timing technique used in Vedic astrology. In the last episode of the podcast we presented an introduction to a recently recovered ancient time-...Show More

Zodiacal Releasing: An Ancient Timing Technique

4:31:15 | Feb 12th

In episode 192 astrologers Chris Brennan and Leisa Schaim present a detailed introduction to an ancient timing technique called zodiacal releasing, which divides a person's life into chapters and paragraphs, and helps to identify your life story or n...Show More

February 2019 Astrology Forecast

2:28:34 | Feb 1st

In episode 191 of the podcast astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan present an overview of the major astrological alignments happening in February of 2019. The astrology of February features Venus ingressing into Capricorn a...Show More

Electional Astrology: How to Find Auspicious Dates & Times

3:09:54 | Jan 21st

In episode 190 of the podcast astrologers Chris Brennan and Leisa Schaim provide an introduction to electional astrology, which is the application of astrology to find auspicious dates and times to begin new ventures and undertakings. On the forecast...Show More

Why Are More Women Interested in Astrology Than Men?

1:18:22 | Jan 9th

In episode 189 astrologer Lisa Ardere joins the show to discuss why there seem to be more women who are interested in astrology than men, and some related questions that have become topics of discussion recently in the astrological community. It is g...Show More

Demetra George on Ancient Astrology in Theory and Practice

1:17:36 | Jan 2nd

Episode 188 features an interview with astrologer Demetra George about her new book titled Ancient Astrology in Theory and Practice, A Manual of Traditional Techniques – Volume One: Assessing Planetary Condition. This is the first of two volumes w...Show More

2019 Astrology Forecast: Overview of the Year Ahead

2:38:12 | Jan 1st

In episode 187 of the podcast astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan provide an overview of the astrology of 2019, and the major planetary alignments that will occur during the course of the next twelve months. The astrology ...Show More

January 2019 Horoscopes for All Twelve Zodiac Signs

4:08:23 | Dec 27th, 2018

Astrologers Chris Brennan and Cam White present the monthly horoscope forecast for January of 2019 for ever sign of the zodiac. Timestamps for each sign: 00:04:11 Aries 00:32:14 Taurus 00:50:33 Gemini 01:12:16 Cancer 01:28:15 Leo 01:46:11...Show More

Answering Astrology Questions from Twitter

3:19:39 | Dec 22nd, 2018

In episode 185 astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan take questions from listeners about various astrological topics, ranging from practicing astrology professionally to conceptual issues involving the houses and the zodiac. We...Show More

Astrologers on Becoming Parents

1:36:46 | Dec 16th, 2018

Ashley Otero and Patrick Watson join the show to talk about what it is like for an astrologer to become a parent, and some of the unique issues that arise when parenting with astrology.

December 2018 Astrology Forecast: No More Retrogrades

2:23:48 | Nov 30th, 2018

In episode 183 of the podcast astrologers Chris Brennan, Kelly Surtees, and Austin Coppock discuss the astrological forecast for December of 2018, and the end of a year that has been filled with a seemingly endless barrage of retrograde planets. T...Show More

December 2018 Horoscopes for Every Rising Sign

3:50:34 | Nov 27th, 2018

Episode 182 of the podcast features our monthly horoscope forecast for all twelve signs of the zodiac for December of 2018, with astrologers Chris Brennan and Leisa Schaim. Our monthly horoscopes are designed to be read primarily from the perspective...Show More

The Transmission of Horoscopic Astrology to China & Japan

1:35:44 | Nov 20th, 2018

In episode 181 of the podcast Dr. Jeffrey Kotyk joins the show to talk about the practice of astrology in China in ancient times, and in particular the transmission of horoscopic astrology to China and Japan starting in the 9th century. Jeffrey is an...Show More

The Signs of the Zodiac: Qualities and Meanings – Part 2

3:23:40 | Nov 13th, 2018

In episode 180 astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan reconvene for the second of our two part series on the symbolism of the signs of the zodiac. In this episode we discuss the meanings of the second half of the zodiac signs: L...Show More

November 2018 Monthly Horoscopes for All 12 Rising Signs

3:21:36 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Episode 179 of The Astrology Podcast features astrologers Chris Brennan and Leisa Schaim discussing the horoscopes for November of 2018 for all twelve rising zodiac signs. Chris has been doing these as monthly video horoscopes for each rising sign si...Show More

November 2018 Astrology Forecast: Jupiter in Sagittarius

2:25:37 | Nov 1st, 2018

In episode 178 of the podcast astrologers Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock join the show to discuss the astrological forecast for November of 2018, which features Jupiter moving into Sagittarius for a year-long transit through that sign. The month al...Show More

Zodiac Sign Cusps: What’s It Mean to Be Born on a Cusp?

2:11:06 | Oct 29th, 2018

Episode 177 features a discussion between Chris Brennan and Austin Coppock about a recent issue has arisen in the astrological community over zodiac sign cusps, and what it means when a person is born on a cusp. Sun-sign astrology became popular over...Show More

Becoming a Professional Astrologer in the Modern Age

1:19:18 | Oct 20th, 2018

In episode 176 astrologer Tony Howard joins the show to discuss the process of becoming a professional astrologer, and what it takes to make it in the field in the early 21st century. Much of the discussion focuses on how astrologers are making a liv...Show More

The Signs of the Zodiac: Qualities and Meanings – Part 1

3:05:46 | Oct 15th, 2018

In episode 175 astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan discuss the symbolism of the first six signs of the zodiac: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, and Virgo. This is the first installment of a two-part series where we plan to...Show More

October 2018 Astrology Forecast: Venus Retro in Scorpio

2:19:03 | Oct 1st, 2018

Episode 174 of the podcast features an overview of the astrology of October 2018, with Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan. Most of the forecast focuses on Venus stationing retrograde in Scorpio early in the month, and the symbolism surr...Show More

Michel and Francoise Gauquelin and the Mars Effect

2:25:45 | Sep 27th, 2018

Episode 173 features an interview with Kenneth Irving about the work of Michel and Francoise Gauquelin, who conducted the largest statistical studies of timed birth charts in the 20th century, and claimed to have found scientific evidence for the val...Show More

Q&A: Celebrity Endorsements, Calculating Charts, and More

2:30:02 | Sep 22nd, 2018

Episode 172 is a Q&A episode with Chris Brennan and Leisa Schaim, where we answer some questions that have been sent in by listeners of the podcast over the past several months. We covered a wide variety of topics in this episode, including famous ce...Show More

Shakespeare and Astrology, with Priscilla Costello

1:11:22 | Sep 14th, 2018

Episode 171 features an interview with Priscilla Costello about her book Shakespeare and the Stars, which explores the use of astrology in the plays of William Shakespeare. Priscilla was a teacher of English literature for over 30 years, as well as a...Show More

September 2018 Astrology Forecast: Moving Forward

2:15:01 | Aug 31st, 2018

Episode 170 of the podcast features a discussion between Chris Brennan, Kelly Surtees, and Austin Coppock where we provide an overview of the major planetary alignments happening in September of 2018. This month a number of planets are finally moving...Show More

Rectification: Using Astrology to Find Your Birth Time

2:52:43 | Aug 27th, 2018

In episode 169 of the podcast astrologers Chris Brennan, Leisa Schaim, and Patrick Watson provide a detailed introduction to the topic of rectification, which is a procedure used to find a person’s birth time when it is otherwise unknown or uncertain...Show More

Dennis Harness on Astrological Counseling Styles

1:29:44 | Aug 17th, 2018

Episode 168 features an interview with Vedic astrologer Dennis Harness where we talk about different styles of conducting astrological consultations, and some potential challenges that new astrologers should watch out for when seeing clients. We begi...Show More

The Problem of Twins in Natal Astrology

2:24:52 | Aug 10th, 2018

Episode 167 of the podcast features a discussion between Chris Brennan and Adam Elenbaas about the problem of twins in natal astrology, and how astrologers deal with the birth charts or horoscopes of two people who were born at the same time. The pre...Show More

August 2018 Astrology Forecast: Final Solar Eclipse in Leo

2:29:37 | Jul 31st, 2018

In episode 166 astrologers Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock join the show to talk about the astrological forecast for August of 2018. August features Uranus stationing retrograde for the first time in Taurus, the last of a series of solar eclipses in...Show More

Synastry: The Astrology of Relationships

2:13:02 | Jul 28th, 2018

In episode 165 of the podcast astrologer John Green joins the show to talk about the concept of synastry, which is a technique that astrologers use to determine relationship dynamics by comparing birth chart placements. The basic premise of natal ast...Show More

The Celestial Art: Essays on Astrological Magic

2:10:17 | Jul 25th, 2018

Episode 164 of the podcast features an interview with Austin Coppock about a new book he edited titled The Celestial Art: Essays on Astrological Magic. The book is a compilation of essays on astrological magic by a number of notable astrologers, and ...Show More

Why Horoscopes Are Still Valid and Important

2:12:52 | Jul 9th, 2018

In episode 163 of The Astrology Podcast astrologers Jo Gleason and Adam Elenbaas join the show to discuss horoscope columns, the process of writing them, and why they are still an important and useful tool for developing one’s skills as an astrologer...Show More

Astrology Forecast, July 2018: Lunar Eclipse ☌ Mars

1:41:29 | Jul 1st, 2018

In episode 162 of the podcast astrologers Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock join the show to talk about the astrological forecast for July of 2018. Our main focus this month is a tense lunar eclipse that occurs towards the end of the month in Aquarius...Show More

Is Prediction Killing Astrology? ISAR Panel at UAC 2018

2:38:33 | Jun 25th, 2018

This is a recording of a panel discussion that took place at the United Astrology Conference in Chicago last month titled “Is Prediction Killing Astrology?” The panel was organized by the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR) as a fr...Show More

Reflections on United Astrology Conference 2018

2:06:33 | Jun 19th, 2018

In episode 160 of the show astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Spencer Michaud join me to talk about our experiences at the recent United Astrology Conference, which took place in Chicago from roughly May 23-30, 2018. During the course of ...Show More

Live Podcast Event at United Astrology Conference 2018

1:32:50 | Jun 11th, 2018

Episode 159 is a live podcast discussion that was recorded in front of an audience at the United Astrology Conference in Chicago on May 27, 2018, with Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan. This was our first time hosting an event like thi...Show More

Astrology Forecast for June 2018: Mars Retrograde

1:46:52 | Jun 1st, 2018

In episode 158 of the podcast astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan discuss the astrological forecast for June of 2018, which features a prominent Mars retrograde period beginning in Aquarius. This episode was recorded a couple...Show More

What House Rules Sex in Western Astrology?

1:49:43 | May 14th, 2018

Episode 157 is a solo show where I discuss the tricky question of which of the twelve houses rules sex in western astrology. This is a problematic question because it turns out that over the past 2000 years western astrologers have assigned sex to th...Show More

Essential Dignities and Debilities, with Charles Obert

2:25:09 | May 10th, 2018

In episode 156 astrologer Charles Obert joins the show to talk about the concept of essential dignities and debilities, and how they are used to determine the condition of a planet in an astrological chart. The essential dignities are essentially the...Show More

Answering Birth Chart Questions from Listeners

2:13:22 | May 7th, 2018

In episode 155 of the podcast Kelly Surtees joined me to do a live stream on YouTube where we took some questions from listeners about their birth charts, and then demonstrated how we would answer those questions as astrologers in a consultation sett...Show More

Astrology Forecast for May 2018: Uranus Enters Taurus

2:01:27 | Apr 29th, 2018

In episode 154 of the podcast astrologers Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock join the show to talk about the astrological forecast for May of 2018. Much of the discussion focuses on the impending ingress of the outer planet Uranus into the zodiacal sig...Show More

Annual Profections: A Basic Time-Lord Technique

2:06:54 | Apr 26th, 2018

Episode 153 of the podcast is a recording of a webinar by Chris Brennan on an ancient timing technique known as annual profections, which is used to make yearly predictions about a person’s life. The lecture begins by introducing the concept of time-...Show More

Discussing Jung’s Studies in Astrology by Liz Greene

2:02:29 | Apr 19th, 2018

In episode 152 of the podcast Laura London and Jenn Zahrt join me to discuss a new book by Liz Greene titled Jung’s Studies in Astrology: Prophecy, Magic, and the Qualities of Time. In the book Dr. Greene traces various modern and ancient sources tha...Show More

Astrology Podcasters Q&A Trialogue

1:25:44 | Apr 10th, 2018

In episode 151 of the podcast I met up in person with fellow astrology podcasters Adam Sommer and Eugenia Krok, and we spent the afternoon answering questions that were sent in by listeners of our shows. In this episode we cover topics ranging from o...Show More

Astrology Forecast for April of 2018

1:36:13 | Mar 31st, 2018

In episode 150 of the podcast astrologers Austin Coppock and Kelly Surtees join the show to talk about the astrological forecast for April of 2018. The forecast for April includes a Mars-Saturn conjunction in Capricorn right at the beginning of the m...Show More

Tem Tarriktar on the Mountain Astrologer Magazine

1:38:05 | Mar 27th, 2018

In episode 149 of the podcast Tem Tarriktar joins me to talk about The Mountain Astrologer magazine, which is one of the leading astrological publications in the world today. Tem started TMA in 1987, and during the course of the show we talk about th...Show More

Jung on Synchronicity and the Mechanism for Astrology

2:38:54 | Mar 16th, 2018

In episode 148 of the podcast Keiron Le Grice joins the show to talk about Carl Jung’s theory of synchronicity, and its applicability to astrology as a possible explanatory mechanism. Keiron is the author of the recent book Jung on Astrology, which w...Show More

The Elephant in the Room

1:30:07 | Mar 7th, 2018

Episode 147 of the podcast features a discussion with Rick Levine about a recent controversy in the astrological community that centered on a lecture that Glenn Perry gave at a conference in India attacking the sidereal zodiac. Background on the Disc...Show More

Astrology Forecast for March of 2018

1:54:09 | Feb 28th, 2018

In episode 146 astrologers Austin Coppock and Kelly Surtees join the show to talk about the astrological forecast for March of 2018. The forecast for March features a shift of all of the inner planets from Pisces to Aries, Jupiter stationing retrogra...Show More

The Origins of Horary Astrology

1:57:52 | Feb 27th, 2018

In episode 145 astrologer and academic historian Levente László joins the show to talk about the origins of the fourth branch of western astrology, known as horary astrology. The focus of the episode is the mysterious origins of horary astrology, and...Show More

Secondary Progressions: Every Day Symbolizes A Year

2:01:58 | Feb 22nd, 2018

In episode 144 of the podcast astrologer Kelly Surtees joins the show to talk about a popular timing technique known as secondary progressions, where every day of the native’s life symbolizes an entire year. In this episode we talk about how to calcu...Show More

Q&A: Seeing Clients, House Meanings & Newbie Books

1:35:06 | Feb 20th, 2018

In episode 143 of the podcast astrologer Kelly Surtees joins the show to help answer some questions that were submitted by listeners of the podcast over the past few days. The questions discussed in this episode include things like “how do you know w...Show More

Astrology Forecast for February 2018: Pileup in Pisces

1:42:29 | Jan 31st, 2018

In episode 142 astrologers Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock join the show to talk about the major astrological alignments that will take place in February of 2018. This month features eclipses in Leo and Aquarius, a pileup of planets in Pisces that a...Show More

Carl Jung’s Views and Influence on Modern Astrology

2:25:52 | Jan 29th, 2018

In episode 141 of the podcast Dr. Safron Rossi joins the show to talk about the life and work of the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung, and in particular his views on astrology. Safron recently co-authored a book with Keiron Le Grice titled Jung on...Show More

Saturn in Capricorn: Major Themes From 2017–2020

2:42:32 | Jan 18th, 2018

In episode 140 of the podcast astrologers Austin Coppock and Patrick Watson join the show to talk about the transit of Saturn through Capricorn, which will occur from December 2017 through December 2020. We begin the episode by talking about the natu...Show More

Is Astrology Becoming More or Less Popular?

1:18:23 | Jan 11th, 2018

In episode 139 of the podcast astrologers Dayna Lynn Nuckolls and Jessica Lanyadoo join the show to talk about whether astrology is becoming more or less popular in society. This question arose as a discussion topic recently in the astrological commu...Show More

The Astrology of 2018: Overview of the Major Transits

2:12:39 | Dec 29th, 2017

In episode 138 of the podcast astrologers Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock join the show to provide an overview of the astrology of 2018. During the course of the episode we provide an overview of the major planetary transits and aspects this year, s...Show More

Elsbeth Ebertin and the Rise of Women in Astrology

1:58:59 | Dec 18th, 2017

In episode 137 of the podcast Dr. Jenn Zahrt joins the show to talk about Elsbeth Ebertin, who was a famous German astrologer who lived in the early 20th century, and was one of the first prominent female astrologers in modern times. During the cours...Show More

Q&A: Astrological Consultations, Using Elections + More

2:35:10 | Dec 11th, 2017

In episode 136 of the podcast astrologer Adam Elenbaas joins the show once again to finish answering some remaining questions we received from listeners over the past few months, as a followup to episodes 133 and 127. In this episode we covered a lot...Show More

Sade Sati: Saturn Transiting the Natal Moon

1:48:14 | Dec 5th, 2017

In episode 135 astrologer Ryan Kurczak joins the show to talk about the concept of sade sati in Indian astrology, which is a 7.5 year period when Saturn transits the signs around the natal Moon. As we discuss in the episode, the sade sati transit is ...Show More

Astrology Forecast and Election for December 2017

2:15:33 | Nov 30th, 2017

In episode 134 of the podcast astrologers Austin Coppock and Kelly Surtees join me to talk about the astrological forecast for December of 2017. The astrology of December features a Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius that first stations in a conjuncti...Show More

Q&A: From Student to Practitioner of Astrology

1:47:10 | Nov 25th, 2017

In episode 133 astrologer Adam Elenbaas joins the show to help me answer some questions that were submitted by listeners of the podcast over the past few months. As with episode 127, we got stuck on the first set of questions, and ended up spending t...Show More

A Newbie’s Guide to Astrology Conferences

2:05:33 | Nov 16th, 2017

In episode 132 of the podcast astrologers Jo Gleason and Ryhan Butler join the show to discuss what astrology conferences are all about, why you should try to go to one, and some strategies for making them easier to attend. Ryhan is a board member of...Show More

Saturn Return in Sagittarius Retrospective

2:36:11 | Nov 9th, 2017

In episode 131 of the podcast astrologers Leisa Schaim and Patrick Watson join the show to talk about some examples of Saturn returns that we have observed over the past few years as Saturn has been transiting through the zodiacal sign of Sagittarius...Show More

Astrology Forecast and Election for November 2017

2:11:59 | Oct 30th, 2017

In episode 130 of the podcast astrologers Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock join the show once again to talk about the astrological forecast for November of 2017. The show opens with an hour-long discussion about news and observations related to the r...Show More

A Newly Discovered 4th Century Horoscope

2:01:37 | Oct 19th, 2017

Episode 129 of the podcast features an interview with Dorian Greenbaum about the recent discovery of a new horoscope from Egypt that dates to the 4th century CE. In September of 2017 Dorian Greenbaum and Alexander Jones published a paper on the disco...Show More

Composite Charts, with Originator John Townley

1:51:58 | Oct 13th, 2017

Episode 128 features an interview with astrologer John Townley about composite charts, and his work in developing and promoting the technique starting in the early 1970s. John was the first person to publish a book on the subject in 1973, and is gene...Show More

Unexpected Lunar Nodes Discussion with Adam Sommer

1:33:26 | Oct 5th, 2017

In episode 127 astrologer Adam Sommer of the Exploring Astrology podcast joined the show to answer some questions submitted by listeners of both of our podcasts, but we got stuck on the very first question and ended up having a 90-minute discussion a...Show More

Astrology Forecast + Major Alignments for October 2017

1:52:08 | Sep 30th, 2017

In episode 126 of the podcast astrologers Austin Coppock and Kelly Surtees join the show to talk about the astrological forecast for October of 2017, which includes Jupiter moving into Scorpio, lunations in Aries and Libra, and more. The show opens w...Show More

How to Choose a Professional Astrologer

1:31:47 | Sep 28th, 2017

In episode 125 of the podcast astrologers Cassandra Tyndall and Tony Howard join the show to discuss some tips that clients can take into consideration when trying to choose an astrologer to get an astrological consultation from. During the course of...Show More

Astrological Education: Options for Serious Study

2:07:33 | Sep 19th, 2017

Episode 124 of the podcast features a discussion about different options for getting a well-rounded education in astrology, and the pros and cons associated with the four major educational paths that a student can take if they want to study astrology...Show More

Locational Astrology: The Astrology of Where You Live

1:46:24 | Sep 12th, 2017

In episode 123 astrologer Moses Siregar joins the show to talk about locational astrology, also known as astrolocality or relocational astrology, which is used to describe how people experience different places on Earth. Locational astrology is a rel...Show More

Astrology Forecast and Election for September 2017

1:45:02 | Aug 30th, 2017

In episode 122 of the podcast astrologer Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock return to the show to talk about the astrological forecast for September of 2017. The astrology of September features the final of three Jupiter-Uranus oppositions, Mercury sta...Show More

The Importance of Astronomy for Astrology

1:54:31 | Aug 29th, 2017

In episode 121 of the podcast astrologer Gemini Brett joins the show to talk about why it is important for astrologers to have some grounding in the astronomy underlying astrology, as well as some of the problems that can arise when they don’t. In th...Show More

Theophilus of Edessa: Translating His Astrological Works

1:59:12 | Aug 24th, 2017

In episode 120 of the podcast Benjamin Dykes and Eduardo Gramaglia join the show to talk about their new translation of the astrological works of the 8th century astrologer Theophilus of Edessa. Theophilus was a Christian astrologer who served the ki...Show More

The Astrology of Eclipses, with Bernadette Brady

1:58:25 | Aug 18th, 2017

In episode 119 of the podcast Dr. Bernadette Brady joins the show to talk about the astrological significance of eclipses, and how astrologers have viewed and worked with them, both in ancient and in modern times. Bernadette has a PhD in Anthropology...Show More

Astrology Forecast and Election for August 2017

1:39:30 | Jul 31st, 2017

In episode 118 of the podcast astrologers Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock join the show to discuss the astrology of August of 2017. The main highlight of the month of course is the much-hyped solar eclipse that is set to take place in Leo, and will ...Show More

Western Sidereal Astrology, with Kenneth Bowser

2:13:32 | Jul 24th, 2017

In episode 117 astrologer Kenneth Bowser joins the show to talk about the modern movement to revive the use of the sidereal zodiac in western astrology. During the course of the show we discuss the sidereal origins of the zodiac, the revival of its u...Show More

Horary Astrology Questions, with Lee Lehman

2:04:31 | Jul 14th, 2017

In episode 116 of the podcast astrologer Lee Lehman returns to the show to talk about a branch of western astrology known as horary astrology. During the course of the episode we talk about the recent revival of the practice of traditional horary ast...Show More

The Tropical Zodiac in Indian Astrology, with Vic DiCara

1:15:40 | Jul 7th, 2017

In episode 115 of the podcast astrologer Vic DiCara joins the show to talk about his use of the tropical zodiac within the context of Indian astrology, and some of the recent debates surrounding the subject among Vedic astrologers. Vic has done a num...Show More

Astrology Forecast and Electional Chart for July of 2017

1:30:39 | Jun 30th, 2017

In episode 114 of the podcast astrologers Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock join the show in order to talk about the astrological forecast for July of 2017.This month features Mars falling under the beams of the Sun, a pileup of planets in Leo, lunati...Show More

The Modern Revival of Astrology, with Nick Campion

1:42:47 | Jun 29th, 2017

In episode 113 of the podcast I interview Dr. Nicholas Campion of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David about the revival of the practice of astrology in the west in the late 19th and early 20th century. Nick is the leading historian in the wor...Show More

Dane Rudhyar and the Birth of Modern Astrology

2:10:42 | Jun 26th, 2017

In episode 112 of the podcast Chet Zdrowski joins the show to talk about the life and work of the influential 20th century astrologer Dane Rudhyar. Rudhyar is a towering figure in mid- to late-20th century astrology due to the technical and conceptua...Show More

Planetary Yogas or Combinations with Ernst Wilhelm

1:43:42 | Jun 19th, 2017

In episode 111 of the podcast astrologer Ernst Wilhelm joins the show to talk about the concept of planetary yogas in Vedic astrology, which are chart placements and combinations that indicate specific outcomes. Ernst is the author of a book on the t...Show More

Astrology Forecast for June of 2017

1:50:16 | May 24th, 2017

In episode 110 of the podcast astrologers Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock join the show in order to talk about the astrological forecast for June of 2017. This month features Mars moving into Cancer, Jupiter stationing direct in Libra, a Mercury-Sun...Show More

Sam Reynolds on Talking Astrology with Bill Nye

2:01:07 | May 16th, 2017

In episode 109 of the podcast astrologer Samuel Reynolds joins the show to talk about his recent appearance on the new Netflix series Bill Nye Saves the World in order to defend astrology. During the course of the episode we discuss some of the diffe...Show More

Bonatti’s 146 Considerations, with Nina Gryphon

1:42:39 | May 11th, 2017

In episode 108 of the podcast astrologer Nina Gryphon joins the show to talk about her project to create an illustrated commentary on the 146 aphorisms of the 13th century astrologer Guido Bonatti. Nina is an astrologer and corporate lawyer who pract...Show More

Dorotheus of Sidon: A New Translation by Ben Dykes

1:28:56 | May 7th, 2017

In episode 107 of the podcast astrologer Benjamin Dykes joins the show to talk about his new translation of the work of the 1st century astrologer Dorotheus of Sidon. Dorotheus was a highly influential astrologer who lived in the Mediterranean region...Show More

Astrology Forecast for May of 2017

1:41:23 | May 1st, 2017

In episode 106 astrologers Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock join the show to talk about the astrological forecast for May of 2017. We open the show by talking about some recent news in the community, including a discussion about the episode of Bill N...Show More

Light, Darkness, and Polarities in Astrology

1:28:05 | Apr 24th, 2017

In episode 105 Israeli astrologer Michael Ofek joins the show to talk about the important but often overlooked role that the concept of light plays as a foundational principle in many different areas of astrology. The discussion is based on Michael’s...Show More

Lynn Bell on the Astrology of Family Dynamics

1:54:57 | Apr 17th, 2017

In episode 104 of the podcast astrologer Lynn Bell joins the show to talk about the astrology of family dynamics, as seen through the natal chart and synastry. Most of our discussion focuses on subjects that are dealt with in her book on the topic, t...Show More

April 2017 Q&A Session with Kelly Surtees

2:14:32 | Apr 11th, 2017

In episode 103 astrologer Kelly Surtees joins the show in order to help answer questions from listeners and patrons of the podcast on a variety of astrological topics. We received so many questions for our last Q&A episode, which was episode 100, tha...Show More

Astrology Forecast for April 2017

1:49:47 | Mar 31st, 2017

In episode 102 astrologers Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock join the show to talk about the astrological forecast for April of 2017. We open the show with a long discussion about astrology sometimes giving you information about odd things that you do...Show More

The Age of Aquarius

1:27:51 | Mar 24th, 2017

In episode 101 Kenneth Miller joins me to talk about the concept of the Age of Aquarius, where it came from, what it means, and what some of the issues are surrounding it. This is an episode that Kenneth and I have been wanting to do for a while now,...Show More

100th Episode Q&A and Round Table Discussion

1:50:02 | Mar 13th, 2017

The podcast has reached a major milestone, and this is the 100th episode of the show! To celebrate the 100th episode we had a question and answer session with astrologers Chris Brennan, Patrick Watson, Leisa Schaim, and Nick Dagan Best. The day befor...Show More

In Defense of Prediction, with Adam Elenbaas

1:35:05 | Mar 6th, 2017

In episode 99 of the podcast astrologer Adam Elenbaas joins the show to talk about using astrology to make predictions, some of the different attitudes that astrologers have towards the subject, and the pros and cons of the practice in general. For m...Show More

Astrology Forecast for March 2017

1:14:08 | Feb 28th, 2017

In episode 98 of the podcast Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock join the show to talk about the major astrological alignments coming up in March of 2017, which includes a Jupiter-Uranus opposition, Venus stationing retrograde in Aries, Jupiter square P...Show More

Hellenistic Astrology: The Study of Fate and Fortune

1:54:50 | Feb 25th, 2017

In episode 97 of the podcast I talk about the recent release of my new book on ancient astrology, titled Hellenistic Astrology: The Study of Fate and Fortune. The book provides one of the first comprehensive surveys in modern times of the type of ast...Show More

Astrology Forecast for February 2017

2:19:21 | Jan 28th, 2017

In episode 96 of the podcast Austin Coppock joins the show to talk about the major upcoming astrological alignments in February of 2017. February features a lunar eclipse in Leo, a solar eclipse in Pisces, and an exact Jupiter-Uranus opposition with ...Show More

The Astrology of 2017: Yearly Forecast Discussion

2:17:59 | Dec 30th, 2016

In episode 95 of the podcast astrologers Austin Coppock and Kelly Surtees join the show to talk about some of the major astrological alignments coming up in 2017. We start out by doing a bit of a review of some of the major themes that came up over t...Show More

Astrology Forecast for December 2016

1:42:02 | Nov 23rd, 2016

In episode 94 of the podcast Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock join the show in order to talk about the astrology of December, as well as reflect on the results of the recent US presidential election. Some of the highlights of the forecast portion of ...Show More

Post-2016 Election Analysis and Reflections

3:21:54 | Nov 15th, 2016

In episode 93 of the podcast I talk about the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election, and reflect on what happened with my prediction. Below you will find the show notes, followed by links to download or stream the recording of our discussion. ...Show More

Astrology Forecast Discussion for November 2016

1:46:22 | Oct 27th, 2016

In episode 92 astrologers Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock join the show to give an overview of the astrology for November 2016, which includes Jupiter square Pluto, Neptune stationing direct while conjunct the north node, and more. We also give a br...Show More

Hillary Clinton’s Birth Time Revisited

1:56:47 | Oct 22nd, 2016

In episode 91 astrologer Patrick Watson joins the show for a followup discussion about Hillary Clinton’s birth time, in order to talk about some new developments that have taken place over the past few weeks since we originally covered this topic in ...Show More

2016 US Presidential Election Birth Data Issues

1:49:44 | Sep 29th, 2016

In episode 90 astrologer Patrick Watson joins the podcast to talk about birth data issues in the 2016 US presidential election, and in particular ongoing questions surrounding the birth time of Hillary Clinton. Below you will find the show notes, fol...Show More

Astrology Forecast Discussion for October 2016

1:02:34 | Sep 29th, 2016

In episode 89 Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock join the show to talk about the astrological forecast for October of 2016, which includes Mars in a new sign for the first time all year, a Full Moon conjunct Uranus, and some other relatively light ingr...Show More

NASA Changes Zodiac Signs? Astrologers Respond

1:27:04 | Sep 27th, 2016

In episode 88 of the podcast Austin Coppock and Kelly Surtees join the show to discuss and dispel recent rumors that NASA has changed the signs of the zodiac, and clarify the relationship between the zodiacal signs and constellations. Below you will ...Show More

Astrology Forecast Discussion for September 2016

1:46:32 | Aug 29th, 2016

In episode 87 Austin Coppock and Kelly Surtees join the show to talk about the astrological forecast for September of 2016, which includes eclipses in Virgo and Pisces, Jupiter ingressing into Libra, the final Saturn-Neptune square, and a Mercury ret...Show More

Saturn as Feminine, and the Earliest Female Astrologer

1:33:10 | Aug 1st, 2016

Episode 86 is a solo show where I talk about a couple of research projects I’ve been working on recently in connection with the book I’m writing on Hellenistic astrology. The first topic is the question of whether Saturn was conceptualized as feminin...Show More

Astrology Forecast and Favorable Dates for August 2016

1:45:45 | Jul 27th, 2016

Episode 85 of the podcast features a discussion about the astrological outlook for August of 2016, with astrologers Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock. During the course of the discussion we talk about Mars finishing up its post-retrograde shadow perio...Show More

Richard Tarnas on Cosmos and Psyche

2:15:34 | Jul 25th, 2016

Episode 84 features an interview with Richard Tarnas about his book Cosmos and Psyche. This landmark book was released a decade ago, in 2006, and the purpose of this episode is to give an overview of the book, talk a bit about what went into writing ...Show More

The Queer Astrology Conference

1:33:31 | Jul 15th, 2016

Episode 83 of the podcast features an interview with astrologer Ian Waisler about his work in helping to organize the Queer Astrology Conference over the past few years. You can find out more information about the conference at QueerAstrology.com. Be...Show More

Q&A Episode: Arabic Parts, House Division, Mythology

2:17:49 | Jun 30th, 2016

In episode 82 of the podcast Kelly Surtees and Leisa Schaim join the show in order to help answer some questions that were sent in by listeners of the podcast over the past couple of months on a variety of topics. The questions covered topics such as...Show More

Astrology Forecast and Favorable Dates for July 2016

1:29:07 | Jun 27th, 2016

Episode 81 of the podcast features a discussion about the astrological outlook for July of 2016, with astrologers Austin Coppock and Kelly Surtees. This month begins just after Mars stations direct in Scorpio after a long retrograde period, lunations...Show More

Writing a Horoscope Column with Rick Levine

1:39:01 | Jun 25th, 2016

Episode 80 features an interview with astrologer Rick Levine about the process and techniques involved in writing a regular horoscope column using Sun-sign astrology. You can find out more information about Rick on his website at www.stariq.com. Belo...Show More

Sexual Orientation and Astrology

1:40:03 | Jun 6th, 2016

Episode 79 of the podcast features a discussion with astrologer Christopher Renstrom about the recent debate in the astrological community over whether there are placements in a person’s birth chart that can indicate one’s sexual orientation. Christo...Show More

Astrology Forecast and Auspicious Dates for June 2016

1:38:08 | May 25th, 2016

Episode 78 of the podcast features a discussion about the astrological outlook for June of 2016, with astrologers Kelley Surtees and Austin Coppock. This month features the second of two exact Saturn-Neptune squares, transiting Mars stationing direct...Show More

The Nature and Value of Astrological Prediction

1:15:34 | May 18th, 2016

In episode 77 astrologer John Marchesella joins the show to talk about the value of astrological prediction, and what he has learned about the nature of astrology after practicing it for 40 years. John is the President of the National Council for Geo...Show More

Financial Astrology with Ray Merriman

1:17:29 | May 10th, 2016

Episode 76 of the podcast features an interview with astrologer Ray Merriman on the topic of financial astrology, including the use of astrology to time changes in financial markets. Ray is the President of the International Society for Astrological ...Show More

The Life and Work of Astrologer Maggie Nalbandian

1:43:00 | May 1st, 2016

In episode 75 guests Laura Nalbandian and Gary Lorentzen join the show in order to talk about the late astrologer Maggie Nalbandian, and her contributions to the astrological community. Maggie is primarily known for running a popular astrology bookst...Show More

Astrology Forecast and Auspicious Dates for May 2016

2:03:35 | Apr 29th, 2016

Episode 74 features a discussion with Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock about the major astrological alignments and forecast for May of 2016, as well as coverage of some of the most auspicious dates over the next few weeks, based on the principles of ...Show More

The Life and Work of Astrologer Demetra George

1:53:23 | Apr 27th, 2016

In episode 73 I talk with astrologer Demetra George about her life and career in the field of astrology, as part of a new series of biographical episodes. Demetra has been active in the astrological community for over 40 years, and is perhaps most we...Show More

Astrological Training, Certification, and Credentials

1:21:55 | Apr 25th, 2016

In episode 72 astrologer Anne Ortelee joins the show to talk about the process of becoming a professional astrologer, and specifically the pros and cons of becoming certified by the major astrological organizations as part of pursuing astrology as a ...Show More

Medical Astrology With Lee Lehman

1:34:10 | Apr 20th, 2016

In episode 71 astrologer Lee Lehman joins the show to discuss medical astrology, and some of the ways that astrology and medicine have been used together since ancient times. Lee is the author of a book on medical astrology titled Traditional Medical...Show More

The Astrology of Mars Retrograde Periods

1:54:59 | Mar 28th, 2016

In episode 70 astrologers Nick Dagan Best and Austin Coppock join the show to talk about Mars retrograde periods and their significance in astrology. In particular was focus in on understanding the upcoming Mars retrograde period in Sagittarius and S...Show More

Astrology Forecast and Elections for April 2016

1:15:27 | Mar 24th, 2016

Episode 69 features a discussion with Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock about the astrological forecast for April of 2016, as well as a segment on some of the most auspicious electional dates over the next few weeks. The cover art for this episode is ...Show More

Joan Quigley and the Reagans’ Use of Astrology

1:58:35 | Mar 9th, 2016

Episode 68 features a discussion with Nick Dagan Best about the famous astrologer Joan Quigley and her work for Ronald and Nancy Reagan while they were in the White House. Nancy Reagan died recently, on Sunday, March 6, 2016, and her use of astrology...Show More

The Outer Planets and Relationships

1:14:03 | Feb 29th, 2016

Episode 67 of the podcast features an interview with astrologer Kay Taylor on how the outer planets manifest their significations within the context of relationships. The discussion primarily centers around the spectrum of different experiences that ...Show More

Astrology Forecast and Elections for March 2016

1:02:34 | Feb 28th, 2016

Episode 66 features a discussion with Austin Coppock and Kelly Surtees about the astrological forecast for March of 2016, as well as a segment with Leisa Schaim about some of the most auspicious electional charts over the next few weeks. The cover ar...Show More

The Professional Astrologer Book Interview

1:18:27 | Feb 27th, 2016

Episode 65 features an interview with astrologer Maurice Fernandez about a new book that he edited titled The Professional Astrologer: Building a Successful Astrology Practice. The book was published by the Organization for Professional Astrology (OP...Show More

The Significations of the Seven Traditional Planets

2:01:38 | Feb 25th, 2016

In episode 64 Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock  join the show to talk about the meanings of the seven classical celestial bodies, as well as how astrologers developed those meanings. The topic was motivated by Chris recently finishing a translation o...Show More

Astrology Forecast and Elections for February 2016

1:36:32 | Jan 29th, 2016

Episode 63 features a discussion with Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock about some of the major astrological alignments and auspicious electional charts in the upcoming month of February 2016. During the course of the show we cover topics such as the ...Show More

The Lives and Works of the Hellenistic Astrologers

3:35:42 | Jan 27th, 2016

In episode 62 of the podcast I provide an extensive overview of the lives and works of some of the major astrologers of the Hellenistic astrological tradition, ranging from the 3rd century BCE to the 7th century CE. During the course of the episode I...Show More

The Debate Over the Origins of Hellenistic Astrology

1:59:43 | Jan 25th, 2016

Episode 61 features a discussion with astrologer and specialist in Babylonian astrology Maria Mateus about the origins of Hellenistic astrology. We primarily focus on a recent debate that has developed in the astrological and academic communities ove...Show More

The Zodiac Debate: Tropical vs Sidereal

2:15:28 | Jan 4th, 2016

In episode 60 of the podcast astrologers Kenneth Miller and Nick Dagan Best join the show in order to help me tackle the zodiac debate, and discuss the differences between the tropical and sidereal zodiacs. Below are notes on some of the topics that ...Show More

Misconceptions About Older Forms of Astrology

2:03:05 | Dec 31st, 2015

In episode 59 astrologer Leisa Schaim joins me to talk about common misconceptions about ancient astrology, which is one of a series of podcasts I’ll be doing related to topics I’m thinking about as I go through the process of writing my forthcoming ...Show More

The Star of Bethlehem

1:49:27 | Dec 21st, 2015

In episode 58 astrologer Kenneth Miller joins me to talk about the astrology surrounding the Star of Bethlehem and the birth chart of Jesus. During the course of the show we talk about the history surrounding this topic, some of the different theorie...Show More

Astrology Forecast and Transits for 2016

1:30:25 | Dec 17th, 2015

In episode 57 astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan look at some of the major transits and alignments for the year ahead, and give an overview of the astrology of 2016. This episode takes the place of our usual monthly forecast...Show More

Tips for Becoming a Better Astrologer

1:46:33 | Dec 6th, 2015

Episode 56 is a lecture by Chris Brennan titled Tips for Becoming a Better Astrologer. This is a recording of a live talk that I presented at a meeting of the local astrology group that I organize called the Denver Astrology Group. It was recorded on...Show More

Astrology Forecast and Elections for December 2015

1:43:39 | Nov 29th, 2015

In episode 55 Austin Coppock and Kelly Surtees join the show to discuss the astrology forecast for the upcoming month of December 2015. During the course of the show we cover topics such as the Saturn-Neptune square, the reactivation of the Uranus-Pl...Show More

The Debate About Ancient Systems of House Division

2:16:11 | Nov 26th, 2015

Episode 54 of the podcast is a follow-up to episode 52 where I gave a lecture on whole sign houses, which I presented as an advocacy piece that was structured around 12 arguments for why I personally think that it is the best approach to house divisi...Show More

Geoffrey Cornelius on The Moment of Astrology

1:49:00 | Nov 24th, 2015

Episode 53 of the podcast features an interview with astrologer Geoffrey Cornelius about his book The Moment of Astrology: Origins in Divination. The book was originally published in 1994, and over the past 21 years has become one of the most influen...Show More

Whole Sign Houses: The Best System of House Division

1:44:24 | Nov 22nd, 2015

This episode of the podcast is a recording of a lecture I presented recently titled 12 Reasons Why Whole Sign Houses is the Best House System. This talk was presented on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 as an evening webinar for the Nightlight Astrology ...Show More

Astrology Forecast and Elections for November 2015

1:34:42 | Oct 29th, 2015

In episode 51 Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock join the show to discuss the astrology forecast for the upcoming month of November 2015. During the course of the show we cover topics such as the first Saturn-Neptune square, the beginnings of the mutab...Show More

10 Problems That Are Unique to Astrologers

1:36:52 | Oct 19th, 2015

In episode 50 Patrick Watson joins the show to talk about his list of 10 unique problems that only astrologers have. Some of the problems represent real issues regarding the perception of astrology in modern society, while others that are just humoro...Show More

Responses to Religious Criticisms of Astrology

1:15:34 | Oct 12th, 2015

In this episode astrologer Samuel Reynolds joins the show again in order to talk about some common religious criticisms of astrology, and what sort of responses astrologers have when dealing with these objections. During the course of the show we dis...Show More

Fate, Free Will, and Astrology

1:21:11 | Oct 8th, 2015

In this episode astrologer Mark Jones joins the show to discuss some philosophical issues related to astrology, and different arguments that astrologers have about its implications for fate and free will. During the course of the show Mark and I talk...Show More

Astrology Forecast and Elections for October 2015

1:37:23 | Sep 29th, 2015

In this episode Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock join the show once again to talk about the major astrological aspects for the month of October 2015, as well as some of the most auspicious electional dates I could find that month. During the course o...Show More

Responses to Common Scientific Criticisms of Astrology

1:20:20 | Sep 23rd, 2015

In this episode astrologer Samuel F. Reynolds joins the show to talk about some common criticisms of astrology from the scientific and skeptical communities, and how astrologers respond to those criticisms. Astrology occupies a unique position in soc...Show More

Saturn in Sagittarius

2:18:31 | Sep 16th, 2015

In the 45th episode of the podcast four astrologers join the show to talk about the upcoming ingress of Saturn in Sagittarius. In the first half of the show I talk with Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock about what Saturn in Sagittarius means from a br...Show More

Conferences, Detriment, Legality of Astrology, etc.

1:49:12 | Sep 8th, 2015

In the 44th episode of the show Leisa Schaim joins me to talk about a few different research projects and topics related to astrology that we’ve been working on or thinking about lately. The four main topics that we discuss are 1) current models for ...Show More

Astrology Forecast and Elections for September 2015

1:32:38 | Aug 25th, 2015

Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock join the show to talk about the major astrological alignments for the month of September, as well as some of the most auspicious electional dates for the month. During the course of the show we cover Saturn’s ingress ...Show More

Mark Jones on the Therapeutic Potential of Astrology

1:29:25 | Aug 17th, 2015

In this episode I talk with astrologer Mark Jones about his new book titled The Soul Speaks: The Therapeutic Potential of Astrology. In the book Mark uses his background as a psychotherapist to help teach astrologers some useful skills for doing coun...Show More

Birth Times and Improving Data Collection Efforts

2:12:51 | Aug 11th, 2015

In episode 41 of the podcast Patrick Watson and Nick Dagan Best join the show to discuss the topic of birth data collection. We start by answering some fundamental questions about why the birth time is important in natal astrology and why data collec...Show More

Sun-Sign Astrology: Pros and Cons

1:09:31 | Aug 5th, 2015

In the 40th episode of the podcast astrologers Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock join the show to talk about the pros and cons of Sun-sign astrology. The starting point for our discussion is a phenomenon where sometimes people  who are just getting in...Show More

Venus Retrograde: Challenging Consensus

1:30:08 | Jul 30th, 2015

In the 39th episode of the show astrologer Nick Dagan Best joins me to talk about the phenomenon known as Venus retrograde, how it is defined, and what it means within the context of astrology. Nick is one of the leading experts on Venus retrograde p...Show More

Astrology Forecast & Auspicious Dates for August 2015

1:04:24 | Jul 26th, 2015

Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock join the show to provide a look ahead at the major astrological alignments in August of 2015. We cover the Venus retrograde in Virgo/Leo, Saturn stationing direct in Scorpio, Jupiter making its ingress into Virgo, and...Show More

Robert Hand on Sect: Day vs. Night Charts

1:06:16 | Jul 20th, 2015

In the 37th episode Robert Hand joins the show to talk about the distinction between day and night charts in astrology, which is known as the concept of sect. Rob is one of the main astrologers who reintroduced sect to western astrology after it was ...Show More

Mundane Astrology with Benjamin Dykes

1:16:06 | Jul 13th, 2015

In this episode Benjamin Dykes joins to show to talk about his two recent books on mundane astrology, and some of the different techniques that ancient astrologers used to predict world events. Our discussion is based on Ben’s recent publication of a...Show More

Prediction vs Forecasting & Cultural Acceptance

1:28:14 | Jul 9th, 2015

This episode is a solo show where I talk about a few different topics such as whether there is a difference between prediction and forecasting, and whether there are potential downsides to astrology becoming more widely accepted in culture.  I also t...Show More

Astrology Forecast and Auspicious Dates for July 2015

1:06:45 | Jun 26th, 2015

In this episode astrologers Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock join the podcast to talk about the major astrological alignments in July of 2015. We also discuss some auspicious dates for beginning different types of ventures, according to the rules of ...Show More

History Channel Astrology Episode Commentary

1:45:32 | Jun 7th, 2015

In the 33rd episode of the podcast Leisa Schaim joins the show to talk about the recent History Channel episode on astrology, and discuss the pros and cons of the coverage of astrology in that show. During the course of the podcast we provide a synop...Show More

Astrology Forecast and Elections for June 2015

47:05 | Jun 2nd, 2015

This episode of the podcast features a new segment where astrologer Kelly Surtees joins me to provide a forecast of some of the major astrological trends for the month of June 2015, as well as highlight some of the most auspicious electional charts d...Show More

Tips for Learning Astrology and Becoming an Astrologer

1:31:09 | May 18th, 2015

In this episode astrologer Kelly Surtees joins the show to talk about some tips for how to learn astrology and eventually become an astrologer. The discussion is partially based on an article I wrote years ago on my blog titled 10 tips for learning a...Show More

Ancient Timing Techniques: Time-Lords and Dashas

1:05:43 | May 1st, 2015

Kenneth Johnson joins me in the 30th episode of the show in order to talk about some of the ancient timing techniques that are used in the Hellenistic and Indian astrological traditions. During the course of the show we have a general discussion abou...Show More

Branches and Traditions of Astrology

1:14:12 | Apr 22nd, 2015

In the 29th episode of the podcast I talk about the different branches and traditions of astrology. There are four major “branches” of western astrology, which represent different applications of the subject, along with its various subsets. The tradi...Show More

Mitigating Factors in Traditional Astrology

1:29:42 | Mar 10th, 2015

In the 28th episode of the show I talk with astrologer Michael Ofek about the many different mitigating factors that traditional astrologers take into account when determining a planet’s condition in a chart. Michael is the leading expert on traditio...Show More

The Life and Work of Astrologer James Holden

1:08:07 | Mar 6th, 2015

In the 27th episode of the show I’m joined by Demetra George in order to talk about the late astrologer James Herschel Holden. Holden was an astrologer, historian, and translator who became the Research Director of the American Federation of Astrolog...Show More

Modern and Traditional Views on Difficult Placements

1:07:33 | Feb 23rd, 2015

In the 26th episode of the show I talk with astrologer Mark Jones about the differences between modern and traditional views on difficult chart placements, and we discuss the validity of using distinctions such as “benefic” and “malefic” in astrology...Show More

Reception as a Mitigating Factor in Astrology

1:22:30 | Feb 16th, 2015

In the 25th episode of the show I talk with astrologer Ryhan Butler about the concept of reception, and a specific debate surrounding the technique and the way that it can be used as a mitigating for afflicted planets. Ryhan is the author of the Star...Show More

Understanding Your Saturn Return

1:23:39 | Feb 9th, 2015

In this episode of the podcast I talk with astrologer Leisa Schaim about the Saturn return. Leisa and I co-author a blog on Saturn returns together called Saturn Return Stories, and we’ve been meaning to do a show for a while where we talk about some...Show More

Birth Data Collection, Sect, and Other Research

1:24:53 | Feb 2nd, 2015

The 23rd episode is a solo show where I talk about some upcoming conferences and workshops, the latest news in the astrological community, and some topics that I’ve been researching lately. The research topics I discuss include birth data collection,...Show More

The Astrology of 2015

1:10:25 | Jan 8th, 2015

In this episode astrologer Austin Coppock joins me to to talk about some of the upcoming astrological trends and themes that will occur in 2015. Austin is the author of the 2015 Astrological Almanac, and so he had a number of great insights to share ...Show More

Astrology and Tarot: Professional Parallels

59:24 | Sep 12th, 2014

In the 21st episode of the show I talk with professional tarot card reader Brigit Esselmont of BiddyTarot.com about the parallels between the professional practice of astrology and tarot. A few months ago I listened to an interview that Brigit did on...Show More

Austin Coppock on the Astrology of the Decans

1:13:36 | Aug 21st, 2014

In this episode I interview astrologer Austin Coppock about his groundbreaking new book, titled 36 Faces: The History, Astrology and Magic of the Decans. The book covers the history, philosophy, and interpretation of each of the 36 decans. The majori...Show More

Objective Versus Subjective Reality in Astrology

1:23:13 | Jul 29th, 2014

This episode features a discussion between Ben Dykes and I on the topic of how the subjective nature of human experience sometimes creates problems when trying to view people’s lives objectively through the lens of astrology. The crux of the issue is...Show More

Modern vs. Traditional Astrology Debate

2:19:02 | Jun 16th, 2014

This episode of The Astrology Podcast features a recording of a live debate between Eric Meyers and Chris Brennan on the differences between modern and traditional astrology. The recent revival of the older, pre-20th century forms of astrology in the...Show More

The Rationale for the Significations of the Houses

1:47:26 | Jun 10th, 2014

This episode is a solo show where I focus on a discussion about the differences between the ancient and modern rationales for determining what each of the 12 house signify in a chart. I’ve been wrestling with an issue recently where the conceptual no...Show More

Christopher Warnock on Astrology, Magic and the Occult

1:23:40 | Mar 16th, 2014

The 16th episode of the podcast features an interview with astrologer Christopher Warnock on the topic of astrology, magic, and the occult. Christopher is one of the leading practitioners of astrological magic in the world today, and he is well known...Show More

The Ethics of Using Electional Astrology to Time a Birth

1:12:58 | Feb 24th, 2014

In this episode I talk with Patrick Watson about whether it is ethical to use electional astrology in order to choose a birth chart for a baby that is about to be born, as well as some of the issues connected with that topic. Patrick and his wife had...Show More

Data Collection and Celebrity vs. Personal Birth Charts

1:05:28 | Feb 20th, 2014

In this episode I talk with astrologer Kenneth Miller about the general topic of birth data collection as it relates to astrology. Much of the show focuses on discussing the debate over whether it is better to use the birth charts of celebrities as e...Show More

Ben Dykes’ New Translation of Hephaistio of Thebes

1:08:16 | Dec 19th, 2013

In the 13th episode of the podcast I interview Benjamin Dykes about his new translation of book 3 of the Apotelesmatics of Hephaistio of Thebes. Hephaistio was a 5th century astrologer who wrote in Greek, and his third book contains some of the earli...Show More

Robert Hand on Reconciling Modern and Traditional Astrology

1:24:11 | Dec 10th, 2013

In this episode of the podcast I interview world-renowned astrologer Robert Hand, and we talk about the issue of rebuilding the links between modern and traditional astrology. Rob is known for books such as Planets in Transit, Planets in Composite, a...Show More

The Astrology of Uranus and the United States

1:01:15 | Sep 16th, 2013

In this episode I interview astrologer Nick Dagan Best about his new book titled URANU.S.A.: Astrology Looks at the First Planet and Nation of the New World. The book focuses on three different periods in American history when transiting Uranus was i...Show More

The Future of Astrology

2:18:48 | Aug 8th, 2013

In the tenth episode of the show I discuss the future of astrology with Austin Coppock, who is the President of the Association for Young Astrologers (AYA). AYA is organizing a pre-conference workshop at the NCGR conference in Philadelphia next week ...Show More

The Relationship Between Hellenistic and Indian Astrology

1:22:30 | Jul 26th, 2013

In this episode I talk with astrologer Kenneth Johnson about the relationship between Hellenistic and Indian astrology, and the transmission of astrological doctrines between the two traditions. Kenneth has an M.A. in Eastern Studies from St. John’s ...Show More

The Issue of House Division in Astrology

1:12:56 | Jul 18th, 2013

In this episode Chris and Kelly Surtees talk about the issue of house division in western astrology, and the range of different house systems that astrologers employ in practice. The discussion was motivated by some recent threads in the Professional...Show More

Mercury Retrograde: Myths and Realities

57:52 | Jul 5th, 2013

In the seventh episode of the show I talk with Kelly Surtees about the astrology of Mercury retrograde. Mercury recently went retrograde in Cancer, and so we thought that it would be an appropriate time to talk about the phenomenon on the show. Durin...Show More

NORWAC Recap With Kelly Surtees

1:08:18 | Jun 3rd, 2013

I just returned from the Northwest Astrology Conference (NORWAC) a few days ago, and in this episode I decided to do a recap of some of the high points of the conference with astrologer and fellow conference speaker Kelly Surtees. During the course o...Show More

The Fifth Episode of the Astrology Podcast

1:10:21 | Jan 18th, 2013

In the fifth episode of the podcast Chris and Patrick discuss the 2012 presidential election in retrospect, and some of the things that astrologers learned from it in terms of which techniques worked, and which didn’t. They also discuss some other no...Show More

The Astrology of the 2012 Presidential Election

1:52:58 | Sep 19th, 2012

In the fourth episode of the podcast Patrick Watson of The Political Astrology Blog joins me to discuss the astrology of the 2012 presidential election in the United States. During the course of the show Patrick and I discuss topics such as the diffe...Show More

The Definition of “Astrologer” with Nick Dagan Best

1:17:22 | Aug 26th, 2012

In the third episode of the podcast Nick Dagan Best and I discuss the definition of the word “astrologer”, and talk about the pros and cons of some of the different ways that people define the term. The central question is what does it take to be con...Show More

Ben Dykes on Electional Astrology

1:04:28 | Jul 19th, 2012

In the second episode of The Astrology Podcast I interview Dr. Benjamin Dykes about his new book on electional astrology, titled Choices and Inceptions: Traditional Electional Astrology. Ben is one of the leading authorities in the world today on the...Show More

The First Episode of the Astrology Podcast

1:10:56 | Jun 29th, 2012

The first episode of the astrology podcast has been released!  You can download the MP3 or stream it right from the website at the bottom of this post. Since this is the first episode I went ahead and introduced myself, and then spent the rest of the...Show More