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The Astrology Podcast

English, Religion, 1 season, 346 episodes, 8 hours, 15 minutes
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A weekly podcast on topics related to astrology, hosted by professional astrologer Chris Brennan.
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The Rulers of the Houses in Astrology

In episode 442 astrologers Chris Brennan and Sam Ogden discuss the rulers of the houses in astrology, and what it means for the ruler of one house to be in another house in a birth chart. The rulers of the houses is an ancient and important element of birth chart delineation, but it is often […]
4/9/20242 hours, 54 minutes, 8 seconds
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Astrology Forecast April 2024

In episode 441 astrologers Chris Brennan and Diana Rose Harper look ahead at the astrology forecast for April, and discuss the major astrological alignments that will occur in one of the most important months of 2024. The astrology of April features a solar eclipse in Aries that will cross the United States, a tense Mars-Saturn […]
4/1/20243 hours, 14 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Antikythera Mechanism and Astrology

In episode 440 astrologers Chris Brennan and Sam Ogden discuss the Antikythera Mechanism, which is a complex mechanical device that was recovered from an ancient shipwreck, and how it may have been used for astrology. The Antikythera Mechanism was discovered in the year 1901 by a group of sponge divers who found an ancient shipwreck […]
3/25/20243 hours, 57 minutes, 59 seconds
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Unshaming the Signs of the Zodiac

In episode 439 astrologer Britten LaRue joins the podcast to discuss unshaming the signs of the zodiac, which involves re-conceptualizing qualities that are viewed as negative, and radically accepting what we invalidate in each sign. We open the episode by discussing the topic of shame in astrology, and some of the problems involved with treating […]
3/9/20244 hours, 17 minutes, 29 seconds
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Saturn Return in Aquarius Retrospective

In episode 438 astrologers Kirah Tabourn and Jo O’Neill join the podcast to do a retrospective on people who had their Saturn return in Aquarius over the past few years. The Saturn return occurs when the planet Saturn returns back to the natal sign of the zodiac it was in when you were born, and […]
3/2/20243 hours, 4 minutes, 1 second
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Astrology Forecast March 2024

Episode 437 features an overview of the astrology forecast for March 2024, with astrologers Chris Brennan and Austin Coppock. The astrology of March features a lunar eclipse in the sign of Libra, which connects back to events that occurred during the last eclipse in October, and Mercury also slows down and prepares to station retrograde […]
2/27/20242 hours, 46 minutes, 11 seconds
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Origins of the Planetary Myths in Astrology

In episode 436 astrologer Demetra George joins me to discuss the origins of the myths associated with the planets in astrology, and how the Greek gods were assigned to the planets by the philosopher Plato and his students in the 4th century BCE. Early in the Greek tradition the planets either didn’t have names or […]
2/19/20243 hours, 7 minutes, 23 seconds
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Proclus and Astrology in Platonism

In episode 435 Dr. José Manuel Redondo joins the show to discuss the life and work of the 5th century philosopher Proclus, and how he integrated astrology and theurgy with Platonism. José is an astrologer from Mexico City who wrote a PhD dissertation on Proclus in 2015. We met at an astrology conference in 2010, […]
2/9/20243 hours, 32 minutes, 54 seconds
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Astrology Forecast February 2024

Episode 434 features an overview of the month ahead astrology forecast for February 2024, with astrologers Chris Brennan and Austin Coppock. We spend the first 55 minutes talking about the astrology of recent events in the news, and then in the second hour we get into the forecast for February. The main planetary alignment this […]
1/27/20242 hours, 29 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Lot of Fortune and Spirit in Astrology

In episode 433 astrologers Chris Brennan and Kira Ryberg give an introduction to the the mathematical points in astrology known as lots or Arabic parts, focusing on the two most important lots called the Lot of Fortune and the Lot of Spirit. During the course of the episode we explore the history, philosophy, and calculations […]
1/26/20244 hours, 2 minutes, 13 seconds
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Pluto in Aquarius in History

In episode 432 astrologers Chris Brennan and Nick Dagan Best explore past periods when Pluto was in Aquarius in history to find out what will happen in the future now that Pluto is returning to that zodiac sign for the next 20 years. During the course of the episode we talk through twelve different historical […]
1/13/20243 hours, 54 minutes, 59 seconds
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2024 Year Ahead Horoscopes for Each Zodiac Sign

In episode 431 astrologer Chris Brennan presents a set of year ahead horoscopes and astrology forecasts for all twelve signs of the zodiac for the entire year of 2024. This is meant to take some of the general transits that we will talk about in our big year ahead forecast and personalize them, by discussing […]
12/31/20233 hours, 41 minutes, 54 seconds
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2024 Year Ahead Astrology Forecast

In episode 430 astrologers Chris Brennan and Austin Coppock discuss the year ahead astrology forecast for 2024! Some of the highlights of this year include Pluto moving into Aquarius for the next 20 years, the Saturn-Neptune conjunction in Pisces coming within 10 degrees, and Jupiter conjoining Uranus in Taurus. Jupiter will also move into Gemini […]
12/27/20234 hours, 10 minutes, 14 seconds
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Saturn Returns and Music Eras

In episode 429 astrologers Camille Michelle Gray and Lindsey Turner join me to discuss how different eras in music can be seen through the zodiac sign Saturn is transiting, and how those eras can be studied by looking at the Saturn returns of musicians. Saturn spends about three years in each sign of the zodiac, […]
12/5/20233 hours, 27 minutes, 48 seconds
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Astrology Forecast December 2023

In episode 428 we give an overview of the monthly astrology forecast for December 2023, with astrologers Chris Brennan and Austin Coppock. We spend the first 45 minutes talking about the astrology of news and recent events since our last forecast, and then at 00:48:08 we get into the forecast for December. The main planetary […]
11/27/20232 hours, 41 minutes, 26 seconds
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Astrology and Death

Episode 427 features a conversation between astrologers Madeline DeCotes and Chris Brennan about astrology and death, where we discuss the relevance of astrology in understanding and dealing with issues surrounding mortality, as well as related topics such as how astrologers cope with grief and loss. We open by addressing the question of whether astrology can […]
11/20/20232 hours, 17 minutes, 43 seconds
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Astrology Chat with Madeline DeCotes

In episode 426 astrologer Madeline DeCotes joins Chris in the studio for a wide-ranging discussion about astrology that covers eclipses, fate vs. free will, and the future of astrological research. We open the episode by discussing the intense past month of astrology with eclipses and world events, the significance of eclipses in ancient times, and […]
11/12/20233 hours, 9 minutes, 43 seconds
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Eclipses That Shaped History: Part 2

In episode 425 astrologers Chris Brennan and Nick Dagan Best do a followup episode on the astrology of eclipses that coincided with major events in history, where we share more examples from around the world. We open the episode by reviewing the main discovery that we made in the last episode, which is that 1) […]
11/8/20232 hours, 3 minutes, 56 seconds
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Astrology Forecast November 2023

In episode 424 we give an overview of the monthly astrology forecast for November 2023, with astrologers Chris Brennan and Austin Coppock. At the beginning of the month we are coming off of an intense eclipse season, where a solar eclipse in Libra square Pluto occurred in mid-October, and a lunar eclipse opposite Mercury and […]
10/27/20232 hours, 41 minutes, 56 seconds
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Eclipses That Aligned with Pivotal Moments in History

In episode 423, astrologers Nick Dagan Best and Chris Brennan discuss some of the most stunning examples where a solar or lunar eclipse coincided with a pivotal or momentous event in world history, leading us to unravel the profound implications of eclipses in astrology. The purpose of the episode was to compile a list of […]
10/20/20233 hours, 4 minutes, 23 seconds
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Astrocartography: The Astrology of Travel and Where to Live

In episode 422 astrologer Helena Woods joins the podcast to talk about astrocartography, which is the astrology of travel and relocation, and can be used to find the best places to live. Astrocartography was developed in the 1970s by the astrologer Jim Lewis, and since that time it has become a popular application of the […]
10/10/20232 hours, 1 minute, 52 seconds
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United Astrology Conference 1986 Documentary

Episode 421 is a documentary about the 1986 United Astrology Conference, which was the first time that UAC was hosted by AFAN, ISAR, and the NCGR. This was the very first time that three of the main astrological organizations in the United States pooled their resources to host one big mega conference, and the documentary […]
10/5/20232 hours, 19 seconds
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Astrology Forecast October 2023

In episode 420 we give an overview of the monthly astrology forecast for October 2023, which features eclipses and lots of Pluto aspects, with astrologers Chris Brennan, Austin Coppock, and Nicholas Polimenakos. At the beginning of the month we see the end of the Venus and Mercury retrograde periods, with Venus finally departing from Leo […]
9/28/20233 hours, 5 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Mayan Calendar and Mesoamerican Astrology

In episode 419 astrologer Kenneth Johnson joins the show to talk about the Mayan calendar and Mesoamerican astrology, which is the indigenous astrology of ancient Mexico and Central America. During the course of the episode we talk about what is known about the development of astronomy and astrology in Mayan and other Mesoamerican cultures prior […]
9/17/20232 hours, 35 minutes, 51 seconds
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Astrology in Psychotherapy

In episode 418 astrologer Shawna Marie McGrath joins me to talk about incorporating astrology into psychotherapy, and explain what it looks like to use astrology as a tool in a therapeutic context. The premise of the episode is that despite a huge amount of literature on psychological astrology, astrology in psychotherapy is rarely discussed. Nearly […]
9/11/20232 hours, 14 minutes, 14 seconds
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Project Hindsight Interview Commentary

In episode 417 Chris Brennan records a commentary on a 1993 interview with the founders of the Project Hindsight translation project, Robert Hand, Robert Schmidt, and Robert Zoller. The interview itself was just unearthed and released yesterday on its own, and it is a 48 minute interview that an astrologer named Jeanne Mozier (1945–2020) conducted […]
9/5/20233 hours, 40 minutes, 5 seconds
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Early Project Hindsight Interview with Hand, Schmidt, and Zoller

Episode 416 is a recording of an early interview with the founders of Project Hindsight, which was a translation project for ancient astrology in the 1990s, led by Robert Schmidt, Robert Hand, and Robert Zoller. This interview was conducted by an astrologer named Jeanne Mozier (1945–2020) in her home in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, in […]
9/4/202348 minutes, 44 seconds
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Astrology Forecast September 2023

In episode 415 we look ahead at the astrological forecast for September of 2023, with astrologers Chris Brennan, Austin Coppock, and Steph Koyfman! The astrology of September opens with Venus stationing direct in Leo and ending a 40 day long retrograde period, while at the same time Mercury is retrograde in Virgo for the entire […]
8/29/20232 hours, 24 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Sun, Moon, and Rising Sign in Astrology

In episode 414 astrologer Chani Nicholas joins the podcast to talk about the Sun, Moon, and rising signs in astrology, and explain what they mean and what the difference is between them. In the 20th century it became common for people to know their Sun-sign, which is the sign of the zodiac the Sun was […]
8/26/20232 hours, 9 minutes, 14 seconds
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Astrology Chat with Kirah Tabourn

In episode 413 astrologer Kirah Tabourn stopped by the studio for a casual astrology chat! Kirah was in town for a concert, so we decided to take the opportunity to record a chat about a bunch of different astrological topics, including some recent instances of Venus retrograde in the news, synastry and relationship astrology, and […]
8/20/20233 hours, 19 minutes, 34 seconds
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Inanna, Venus Retrograde, and Barbie

In episode 412 astrologer Demetra George joins the podcast to talk about the connection between the ancient Mesopotamian goddess Inanna, the Venus retrograde cycle, and the Barbie movie! During the course of the episode we talk about the ancient Mesopotamian myth of the descent of the goddess Inanna into the underworld, and how it is […]
8/12/20232 hours, 41 minutes, 3 seconds
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Astrology Forecast for August 2023

In episode 411 astrologers Chris Brennan, Austin Coppock, and Michael J. Morris look ahead at the astrological forecast for August 2023! This month sees the continuation of the early and middle phases of the Venus retrograde in Leo, with the Sun-Venus conjunction happening mid-month, while later in the month Mercury slows down and goes retrograde […]
7/30/20232 hours, 33 minutes, 52 seconds
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Sharing Venus Retrograde Stories

Episode 410 is a workshop led by Chris Brennan where members of the Denver Astrology Group share stories about how past Venus retrograde transits have manifested in their lives. This meeting was held on July 9, 2023, and members were given a Venus retrograde worksheet and instructed to research their chronology  ahead of time and […]
7/23/20232 hours, 23 seconds
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The Astrology of the AIDS Pandemic

In episode 409 astrologer Gary Lorentzen joins the podcast to talk about the astrology of the AIDS pandemic, and how the timing of it correlated with the Saturn-Pluto cycle. In this episode we study the AIDS pandemic from the perspective of mundane astrology, but then also discuss it in terms of the impact it had […]
7/16/20233 hours, 33 minutes, 18 seconds
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The First Astrology Software Company, with Michael Erlewine

In episode 408 astrologer Michael Erlewine joins the podcast to talk about the history of founding the first company that produced astrology software for the personal computer, called Matrix Software. Michael founded Matrix and began producing astrology software in 1977, and it helped to usher in the era of computerized astrology. During the course of […]
7/11/20232 hours, 16 minutes, 20 seconds
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Astrology Forecast July 2023

In episode 407 astrologers Chris Brennan, Austin Coppock, and Kira Sutherland look ahead at the astrological forecast for July of 2023! This month Venus stations retrograde in the sign of Leo, and transiting Mars in Virgo opposes Saturn in Pisces. At the top of the episode we discuss the astrology of some recent stories in […]
6/30/20232 hours, 29 minutes, 48 seconds
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Astrology and Health, with Kira Sutherland

In episode 406 astrologer Kira Sutherland joins the podcast to talk about how to look at the topic of health and wellness through the lens of astrology. During the course of the episode we talk about some of the different ways that the birth chart can be used to study the topic of health, both […]
6/24/20232 hours, 1 minute, 7 seconds
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Venus Retrograde in Astrology Explained

In episode 405 astrologers Nick Dagan Best and Patrick Watson join the podcast to give an in-depth explanation of what Venus retrograde means in astrology, and show how it can coincide with important turning points in people’s lives. We begin by talking about what Venus retrograde means astronomically, and what it correlates with in mundane […]
6/21/20233 hours, 40 minutes, 29 seconds
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Astrology Chat with Stella and Cameron

In episode 404 astrologers Stella and Cameron of the Mercuranians podcast stop by the studio for a casual chat about astrology with Chris. Stella and Cameron were on their way back from the Northwest Astrological Conference in Seattle when they came through Denver on a road trip back home, so we decided to meet up […]
6/16/20232 hours, 12 minutes, 56 seconds
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Astrology Forecast for June 2023

Episode 403 features a look ahead at the astrological forecast for June of 2023, with astrologers Chris Brennan, Austin Coppock, and Kirah Tabourn. This month Venus ingresses into Leo and begins the pre-retrograde shadow period, Pluto retrogrades back into Capricorn, and Saturn stations in Pisces while Jupiter sextiles from Taurus. Our lunations this month are […]
5/26/20232 hours, 41 minutes, 5 seconds
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Heliodora and the Early History of Women Astrologers

In episode 402 Demetra George joins the podcast to talk about the recent discovery of the earliest named astrologer from the Hellenistic tradition who was a woman, Heliodora, and the early history of women practitioners of astrology. Heliodora was an astrologer who lived in the city of Terenuthis in Egypt around the 2nd or 3rd […]
5/22/20232 hours, 12 minutes, 35 seconds
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Firmicus Maternus’ Mathesis, with Benjamin Dykes

In episode 401 Dr. Benjamin Dykes joins the podcast to talk about his new translation of the astrological work of the 4th century astrologer Firmicus Maternus. Firmicus was a lawyer and astrologer from the 4th century who wrote one of the longest surviving texts on astrology that has survived from antiquity, which is titled Mathesis. […]
5/17/20232 hours, 22 minutes, 22 seconds
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Astrology and the Emergence of Artificial Intelligence

In episode 400 astrologers Chris Brennan and Nick Dagan Best talk about the emergence of artificial general intelligence through the lens of astrology, and discuss if and when it may occur. Usually when I reach major milestones every 100 episodes I’ll do a retrospective looking back, but this time I wanted to look forward into […]
5/12/20232 hours, 51 minutes, 8 seconds
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Astrology Forecast for May 2023

In episode 399 astrologers we look ahead at the astrological forecast for May of 2023, with astrologers Chris Brennan, Austin Coppock, and Claire Moon. May opens with a solar eclipse in Scorpio, as well as the second half of a Mercury retrograde in Taurus. Later in the month Mars moves into Leo and then forms […]
4/26/20232 hours, 34 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ancient Egyptian Astrology

In episode 398 professor Ian Moyer joins the show to talk about the history and practice of astrology in ancient Egypt, and discuss some of the notable Egyptian contributions to the astrological tradition. Ian is the author of the book Egypt and the Limits of Hellenism, which explores the ancient history and modern historiography of […]
4/22/20235 hours, 22 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Astrology of Comedy and Comedians

Episode 397 is a discussion about the astrology of comedy and comedians with Stevie Goldstein, Julia Loken, and Lisa Chanoux from the What’s Your Sign? astrology podcast. During the course of the episode we talk about how a person’s birth chart can reflect distinct ways in which they express themselves through comedy. We also look […]
4/14/20232 hours, 46 minutes, 22 seconds
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Calculating Astrology Charts by Hand

In episode 396 astrologers Catherine Urban and Patrick Watson join the podcast to discuss calculating astrological charts by hand, without the use of a computer. In the episode we discuss how this is the first generation of astrologers in history who don’t need to know how to calculate charts in order to practice astrology, what […]
4/5/20232 hours, 19 minutes, 15 seconds
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Astrology Forecast for April 2023

In episode 395 we look ahead at the astrological forecast for April of 2023, with astrologers Chris Brennan, Austin Coppock, and Robert Weinstein. In April there will be a solar eclipse in the sign of Aries, which happens right about the same time that Mercury stations retrograde in Taurus conjunct Uranus. At the beginning of […]
3/26/20232 hours, 35 minutes, 46 seconds
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Hillary Clinton’s Birth Certificate Released

In episode 394 astrologers Chris Brennan, Patrick Watson, and Nick Dagan Best discuss the recent release of Hillary Clinton’s birth certificate, and whether it finally lays to rest a longstanding controversy in the astrological community over her true birth time. Hillary Clinton’s birth time has been the subject of interest among astrologers since at least […]
3/22/20232 hours, 8 minutes, 24 seconds
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Pisces in Astrology: Meaning and Traits Explained

In episode 393 astrologers Austin Coppock and Chris Brennan discuss the meaning of the zodiac sign Pisces in astrology, and explain the traits and characteristics associated with people who were born under that sign. Pisces is the twelfth sign of the zodiac, and it is a feminine or nocturnal sign, mutable, watery, and ruled by […]
3/17/20233 hours, 25 minutes, 4 seconds
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Fate and Astrology

In episode 392 astrologers Adam Elenbaas and Chris Brennan discuss the relationship between fate and astrology, and how astrology can be used as a tool to study fate. This episode was originally recorded as a Q&A for Adam’s YouTube channel, where we answered some questions that were sent in my his fans about fate, free-will, […]
3/1/20231 hour, 52 minutes, 1 second
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Astrology Forecast for March 2023

In episode 391 we look ahead at the astrological forecast for March of 2023, with astrologers Chris Brennan, Austin Coppock, and Leisa Schaim. March is one of the most notable months of 2023 because it contains a number of planetary ingresses, such as Saturn moving into Pisces, Pluto moving into Aquarius, and Mars finally departing […]
2/23/20232 hours, 10 minutes, 11 seconds
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Aquarius in Astrology: Meaning and Traits

In episode 390 astrologers Aerin Fogel, Bear Ryver, and Chris Brennan discuss the meaning of the zodiac sign Aquarius in astrology, and explain the traits and characteristics associated with people who were born under that sign. Aquarius is the eleventh sign of the zodiac, and it is a masculine or diurnal sign, fixed, airy, and […]
2/15/20234 hours, 3 minutes, 32 seconds
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Robert Hand Responds to Deborah Houlding

Episode 389 features an interview with esteemed astrologer Robert Hand where he responds to Deborah Houlding’s recent claims about the history of house division, including some mischaracterizations that were about him personally, and sets the record straight about the recent history of the recovery of ancient astrology. Rob was one of the three main founders […]
2/12/20232 hours, 7 minutes, 6 seconds
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Celebrating the Birthday of Vettius Valens

Episode 388 is a recording of an hour long webinar hosted by Chris Brennan and Jenn Zahrt where we celebrated the life and work of the 2nd century astrologer Vettius Valens last Wednesday, to mark the occasion of his 1903rd birthday. The webinar was hosted by Jenn Zahrt of the CAELi Institute, which is an […]
2/11/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 31 seconds
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Demetra George Responds to Whole Sign House Denialism

Episode 387 features an interview with Demetra George where she shares her recollections of her time at Project Hindsight and sets the record straight about the recent history of the revival of ancient astrology. This is a followup to episode 386, titled Deborah Houlding and Whole Sign House Denialism. This episode available in both audio […]
2/10/20232 hours, 8 minutes, 39 seconds
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Deborah Houlding and Whole Sign House Denialism

In episode 386 Chris Brennan discusses and gives a commentary on a recent lecture by Deborah Houlding where she denied the historical existence of the whole sign house system in ancient astrology. This is a recording of a livestream that was recorded on February 9, 2023. It is best to watch the video version on […]
2/10/20236 hours, 42 minutes, 8 seconds
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Astrology Forecast for February 2023

In episode 385 we look at the astrological forecast for February of 2023, with astrologers Chris Brennan, Austin Coppock, and Bear Ryver. February is the final month of Saturn transiting through Aquarius and Mars through Gemini, and so it is a month of bringing things to completion and reflecting on how far you’ve come since […]
1/31/20232 hours, 39 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Nature of Astrology, with Bruce Scofield

In episode 384 astrologer Bruce Scofield joins the podcast to discuss his new book The Nature of Astrology: History, Philosophy, and the Science of Self-Organizing Systems. The book covers topics such as possible causal mechanisms underlying astrology, the historical reasons why astrology declined during the Scientific Revolution, and how astrology can regain intellectual credibility in […]
1/30/20233 hours, 19 minutes, 35 seconds
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Explaining Astrology to a Skeptic

Episode 383 features an interview between astrologer Chris Brennan and science journalist Abi Millar, where Abi asks some questions about astrology from the perspective of someone who is skeptical but open-minded about the subject. Abi is in the process of writing a book titled The Spirituality Gap, which will explore a range of spiritual practices […]
1/22/20231 hour, 48 minutes, 20 seconds
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Capricorn in Astrology: Meaning and Traits

In episode 382 astrologers Diana Rose Harper, Madeline DeCotes, and Chris Brennan discuss the meaning of the zodiac sign Capricorn in astrology, and explain the traits and characteristics associated with people who were born under this sign. Capricorn is the tenth sign of the zodiac, and it is a feminine or nocturnal sign, cardinal, earthy, […]
1/13/20233 hours, 28 minutes, 23 seconds
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2023 Year Ahead Astrology Forecast

In episode 381 we present our year ahead astrology forecast for 2023, with astrologers Chris Brennan, Austin Coppock, Leisa Schaim, and Diana Rose Harper. At the beginning of the episode we give a big picture view of some of the major transits happening next year, such as Mars finishing its retrograde in Gemini, Saturn moving […]
12/23/20224 hours, 35 minutes, 47 seconds
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2023 Year Ahead Horoscopes for Every Sign

In episode 380 astrologer Chris Brennan presents a set of year ahead horoscopes and astrology forecasts for all twelve signs of the zodiac for the entire year of 2023. This is meant to take some of the general transits that we will talk about in our big year ahead forecast and personalize them, by discussing […]
12/19/20224 hours, 2 minutes, 54 seconds
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Sagittarius in Astrology: Meaning and Traits

In episode 379 astrologers Ashley Paris, Rob Bailey, and Chris Brennan do a deep dive into the meaning of the zodiac sign Sagittarius in astrology, and explain some of the traits and characteristics associated with people who were born under this sign. Sagittarius is the ninth sign of the zodiac, and it is a masculine […]
12/12/20223 hours, 9 minutes, 1 second
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Astrology Forecast for December 2022

In episode 378 we look ahead at the astrological forecast for December 2022, with astrologers Chris Brennan, Austin Coppock, and Aerin Fogel. The astrology of December features the second half of the Mars retrograde in Gemini commencing, Jupiter departing from Pisces and moving into Aries, and Mercury stationing retrograde conjunct Venus and Pluto in Capricorn. […]
11/30/20222 hours, 17 minutes, 38 seconds
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Intergenerational Healing Through Astrology

In episode 377 astrologer Aerin Fogel joins the podcast to discuss using astrology as a tool for healing intergenerational traumas. We dealt with some kind of heavy topics in this episode, since the focus was talking about healing trauma, but it ended up being an extremely fascinating and wide ranging discussion. Much of our focus […]
11/25/20222 hours, 53 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Uranus Return of the United States

In episode 376 astrologer Nick Dagan Best joins the show to talk about the Uranus returns of the United states, discussing how the transit of Uranus in Gemini has worked out for the country in three distinct periods in American history, and what it may mean for the future. The planet Uranus spends about 7 […]
11/19/20224 hours, 18 minutes, 56 seconds
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Scorpio in Astrology: Meaning and Traits

In episode 375 astrologers Samuel F. Reynolds, Kirah Tabourn, and Chris Brennan do the deepest of deep dives into the meaning of the zodiac sign Scorpio in astrology, and discuss some of the traits and characteristics associated with people who were born under this sign. Scorpio is the eighth sign of the zodiac, and it […]
11/13/20222 hours, 58 minutes, 20 seconds
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Astrology Forecast for November 2022

In episode 374 of the podcast we look ahead at the astrology of November 2022, with astrologers Chris Brennan, Austin Coppock, and Patrick Watson. The astrological forecast for November features a lunar eclipse in Taurus conjunct Uranus, planets moving through Scorpio in the first half of the month activating the Saturn-Uranus square, and then planets […]
10/30/20222 hours, 30 minutes, 42 seconds
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Libra in Astrology: Meaning and Traits

In episode 373 astrologers Catherine Urban, Randon Rosenbohm, and Chris Brennan do a deep dive into the meaning of the zodiac sign Libra in astrology, and discuss some of the traits and characteristics associated with people who are born with that sign prominent in their birth chart. Libra is the seventh sign of the zodiac, […]
10/22/20222 hours, 25 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Anthology of Vettius Valens

In episode 372 astrologers Chris Brennan and Jenn Zahrt talk about the life and work of the second century astrologer Vettius Valens, and a new translation of his Anthology that they just published. Valens is one of our most important sources for understanding the practice of ancient astrology, because he wrote one of the longest […]
10/17/20221 hour, 40 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Venus Star Point Cycle, with Arielle Guttman

In episode 371 astrologer Arielle Guttman joins the podcast to talk about the Venus star point cycle in astrology, and how the upcoming Venus cazimi signals a shift in history. We begin the episode by talking about the Venus synodic cycle as a concept, the upcoming Venus cazimi shift from Scorpio into Libra that will […]
10/13/20222 hours, 21 minutes, 26 seconds
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Astrology Forecast for October 2022

In episode 370 astrologers Chris Brennan, Austin Coppock, and Diana Rose Harper look ahead at the astrology of October 2022! The forecast for the astrology of October starts off pretty tame, with the end of a Mercury retrograde in Virgo, and planets transiting through Libra for the first half of the month. Later in October […]
9/24/20222 hours, 14 minutes, 53 seconds
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Virgo in Astrology: Meaning and Traits

In episode 369 astrologers Tony Howard, Rosalie, and Chris Brennan do a deep dive into the meaning of the zodiac sign Virgo in astrology, and discuss some of the traits and characteristics associated with people who are born with that sign prominent in their birth chart. Virgo is the sixth sign of the zodiac, and […]
9/20/20222 hours, 20 minutes, 8 seconds
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Tarot and Astrology Chat, with Joy Vernon

In episode 368 astrologer and tarot reader Joy Vernon joins Chris in the studio for a casual chat about tarot, astrology, and a number of related metaphysical topics. Joy has been practicing tarot for more than 30 years, and has organized several local groups and conferences for tarot readers. During the course of the episode […]
9/13/20222 hours, 7 minutes, 1 second
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Fertility Astrology, with Nicola Smuts Allsop

In episode 367 astrologer Nicola Smuts Allsop joins the show to talk about fertility astrology, and how it can be used to help someone have a baby. Nicola published a book in 2018 titled Fertility Astrology: A Modern Medieval Textbook, in which she outlines some case studies where she was able to help clients to […]
9/5/20222 hours, 4 minutes, 22 seconds
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Astrology Forecast for September 2022

In episode 366 astrologers Chris Brennan, Austin Coppock, and Catherine Urban look ahead at the astrology of September 2022! The September astrology forecast features Mars entering its shadow phase in the build up to a long retrograde in Gemini, Mercury going retrograde in the signs of Libra and Virgo, and a Full Moon in Pisces […]
8/30/20222 hours, 32 minutes, 25 seconds
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Transits in Astrology: An Introduction to Timing

In episode 365 astrologers Chris Brennan and Leisa Schaim provide an introduction to transits in astrology, which is one of the primary timing techniques that astrologers use to make predictions. Transits relate where the planets are at in the sky now to where they are located in the birth chart, and can be used in […]
8/25/20223 hours, 45 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Progressed Lunation Cycle

In episode 364 astrologer Catherine Urban joins the show to talk about the progressed lunation cycle in astrology, and how to use this timing technique to identify the seasons and phases of your life. We begin the episode by talking about the lunation cycle as a concept, how to identify the 8 distinct phases of […]
8/19/20222 hours, 18 minutes, 35 seconds
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Leo in Astrology: Meaning and Traits

In episode 363 astrologers Jo O’Neill, Nick Dagan Best, and Chris Brennan do a deep dive into the meaning of the zodiac sign Leo in astrology, and discuss some of the traits and characteristics associated with people who are born with that sign prominent in their birth chart. Leo is the fifth sign of the […]
8/6/20222 hours, 16 minutes, 55 seconds
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Astrology Forecast for August 2022

In episode 362 astrologers Chris Brennan, Austin Coppock, and special guest co-host Nick Dagan Best look ahead at the astrology of August 2022! The astrology of August starts with a Mars-Uranus-North Node conjunction in Taurus on August 1, and then a few days later Mars squares Saturn in Aquarius. The Full Moon in Aquarius takes […]
7/28/20222 hours, 29 minutes, 56 seconds
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Generational Astrology, with Nick Dagan Best

In episode 361 astrologer Nick Dagan Best joins Chris Brennan in the studio to talk about the application of astrology to study different generational cohorts of people, using slow moving planetary cycles. During the course of the episode we talk about ways that astrologers use slower moving outer planets to demarcate entire generations of people, […]
7/23/20221 hour, 56 minutes, 31 seconds
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Astrology Chat with Nick Dagan Best

In episode 360 astrologer Nick Dagan Best joins Chris Brennan in the studio in Denver to talk about his work in astrology, including research on the Uranus return of the United States, Venus retrograde cycles, and more. Nick flew out to Denver from July 7-11, 2022, and this was the first in a series of […]
7/15/20223 hours, 23 minutes, 43 seconds
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Cancer in Astrology: Meaning and Traits

In episode 359 astrologers Steph Koyfman and Acyuta-bava Das join the podcast to talk about the meaning of the zodiac sign Cancer in astrology, and some of the traits and characteristics of people born with that sign prominent in their birth chart. Cancer is the fourth sign of the zodiac, and it is a feminine […]
7/12/20222 hours, 32 minutes, 55 seconds
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July 2022 Astrology Forecast

In episode 358 astrologers Chris Brennan, Austin Coppock, and special guest co-host Camille Michelle Gray look ahead at the astrology of July 2022! The astrology of July features Mars moving into Taurus and beginning the build up to a conjunction with Uranus that will go exact early next month, as well as a Full Moon […]
7/1/20222 hours, 18 minutes, 7 seconds
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Astrology Chat with Patrick Watson

In episode 357 astrologers Patrick Watson and Chris Brennan answer some questions about astrology from listeners of the podcast, and discuss some miscellaneous astrological topics, ranging from understanding significant transits to the meaning of planets in detriment. We start the episode by talking about how we met on an astrology forum in 2005, and our […]
6/26/20222 hours, 20 minutes, 37 seconds
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Gemini in Astrology: Meaning and Traits

In episode 356 astrologers Camille Michelle Gray and Nicholas Polimenakos join the podcast to talk about the meaning of the zodiac sign Gemini in astrology, and some of the traits and characteristics of people born with that sign prominent in their birth chart. Gemini is the third sign of the zodiac, and it is a […]
6/13/20222 hours, 46 minutes, 27 seconds
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Transiting Eclipses in Astrology

Episode 355 astrologer Chris Brennan leads a workshop on how to understand the meaning of transiting solar and lunar eclipses based on where they fall in your birth chart, with a group of astrologers sharing stories of their past experiences. This is a recording of a meeting of the Denver Astrology Group that took place […]
6/3/20222 hours, 1 minute, 2 seconds
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June 2022 Astrology Forecast

In episode 354 astrologers Chris Brennan, Austin Coppock, and special guest co-host Catherine Urban look ahead at the astrology of June 2022. The astrological forecast for June begins with Mercury coming out of its retrograde and stationing direct in Taurus, while squaring a stationary Saturn in Aquarius. Later in the month there is a Full […]
5/29/20221 hour, 53 minutes, 40 seconds
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Taurus in Astrology: Meaning and Traits

In episode 353 astrologers Mo and Pao of the Fixed Astrology Podcast join me to talk about the meaning of the zodiac sign Taurus in astrology, and some of the traits and characteristics of people born with that sign prominent in their birth chart. Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac, and it is […]
5/19/20222 hours, 27 minutes, 41 seconds
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Astrology Conferences and Lecture Tips

In episode 352 astrologer Laura Nalbandian joins Chris in the studio to discuss some tips for how to give a good lecture at an astrology conference. Laura has been organizing astrology conferences for more than 20 years, and has a lot of experience identifying good speakers and teachers. During the course of this discussion we […]
5/17/20222 hours, 56 minutes, 49 seconds
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Astrology Explained By An Astrologer

Episode 351 features an interview with astrologer Chris Brennan, where he explains how astrology works, and discusses different types and applications of astrology. Chris is the host of The Astrology Podcast, and the author of the book Hellenistic Astrology: The Study of Fate and Fortune. This interview was originally conducted by Kat Merritt of Jeff […]
5/16/202242 minutes
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Sharing Astrology Transit Stories

Episode 350 is a recording of a meeting of the Denver Astrology Group where attendees shared stories about transits they experienced over the past two years since our last meeting in early 2020, hosted by astrologer Chris Brennan. The Denver Astrology Group was started in May of 2008, and held a meeting at the Mercury […]
5/6/20221 hour, 46 minutes, 39 seconds
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May 2022 Astrology Forecast

In episode 349 astrologers Chris Brennan, Austin Coppock, and special guest co-host Steph Koyfman look ahead at the astrology of May 2022. The astrology of May features the first part of Mercury retrograde, beginning in Gemini on May 10 and entering Taurus almost two weeks later. There is also a solar eclipse in Taurus on […]
4/30/20222 hours, 11 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ancient Astrology Volume 2, with Demetra George

In episode 348, astrologer Demetra George discusses her new book, Ancient Astrology in Theory and Practice, Volume Two. This is the second of two volumes where Demetra delivers a comprehensive look at the practical use of Hellenistic astrology, bringing to completion a cycle that started in 1993 when she became the very first subscriber of […]
4/26/20222 hours, 17 minutes, 39 seconds
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Aries in Astrology: Meaning and Traits

In episode 347 astrologer Rick Levine joins the podcast to talk about the meaning of the zodiac sign Aries in astrology, and some of the traits and characteristics of people born with that sign prominent in their birth chart. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and it is a masculine or diurnal sign, […]
4/14/20222 hours, 26 minutes, 19 seconds
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Consultation Charts in Medical Astrology

Episode 346 features an interview with astrologer Marcos Patchett about using consultation charts as a diagnostic and prognostic tool in medical astrology. A consultation chart is an astrological chart that is cast for the moment that a meeting between an astrologer and client begins. The premise is that the consultation chart will describe both the […]
4/8/20222 hours, 24 minutes, 14 seconds
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April 2022 Astrology Forecast

In episode 345 astrologers Chris Brennan, Austin Coppock, and special guest co-host Samuel F. Reynolds look ahead at the astrology of April 2022. The astrology of April features a Mars-Saturn conjunction in Aquarius, plus Jupiter conjoining Neptune in Pisces. There is also a New Moon in Aries early in the month on April 1, and […]
3/31/20222 hours, 26 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Future Trajectory of Astrology

Episode 344 features a discussion between astrologers Rick Levine and Chris Brennan about the future of astrology and whether it will become more or less poplar in the world. This talk was recorded on March 19, 2022 for a webinar hosted by the International Society for Astrological Research to celebrate International Astrology Day. The theme […]
3/26/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 37 seconds
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Agrippa’s Three Books of Occult Philosophy

In episode 343 astrologer Eric Purdue joins the show to talk about his new translation of the Three Books of Occult Philosophy by Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa. Agrippa published his Three Books of Occult Philosophy in 1533, and it is a compilation of astrology, magic, and philosophy. After its publication Agrippa’s work developed a very large […]
3/16/20222 hours, 9 minutes, 38 seconds
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Planetary Stations in Secondary Progressions

In episode 342 astrologers Catherine Urban and Nick Dagan Best join the show to discuss what happens when planets station retrograde or direct by secondary progression, and how this can be used as an important timing technique in astrology. In secondary progressions each day after a person is born represents an entire year of their […]
3/11/20222 hours, 20 minutes, 36 seconds
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March 2022 Astrology Forecast

In episode 341 astrologers Chris Brennan, Austin Coppock, and special guest co-host Christopher Renstrom look ahead at the astrology of March 2022. The astrology of March features the second of two Venus-Mars conjunctions, as well as the build up to a conjunction between Mars and Saturn in Aquarius and a Jupiter-Neptune conjunction in Pisces. There […]
2/25/20222 hours, 6 minutes, 1 second
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Astrologer or Astrologist: What is the Preferred Designation?

In episode 340 astrologers Chris Brennan and Leisa Schaim discuss whether the preferred designation for a practitioner of astrology is “astrologer” or “astrologist”, and why it is important. The motivation for this discussion is that there seems to be some confusion among non-astrologers about what the preferred word is to use. In general, the preferred […]
2/23/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 31 seconds
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Hermeticism and Ancient Astrology

In episode 339 Sam Block joins the show to talk about the ancient philosophy of Hermeticism and its relationship to Hellenistic astrology. Hermeticism is a religious, philosophical, and mystical movement that arose in Hellenistic Egypt around the first century, and is attributed to the teachings and practices of Hermes Trismegistus. It represents a popular synthesis […]
2/16/20223 hours, 12 minutes, 50 seconds
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Changing of the Gods: An Astrology Documentary Series

Episode 338 features an interview with Kenny Ausubel, director of a new astrology documentary series called Changing of the Gods. Changing of the Gods is a 10-part series on astrology that is being released later this month, starting on February 22, 2022. The series is based on the work of the astrologer Richard Tarnas, and […]
2/2/20221 hour, 38 minutes, 37 seconds
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February 2022 Astrology Forecast

In episode 337 astrologers Chris Brennan, Austin Coppock, and special guest co-host Patrick Watson look ahead at the astrology of February 2022! The astrology of February features a stellium of planets piling up in Capricorn, with Venus and Mercury stationing direct there, and Mars having recently ingressed into the sign. Mid-month Mars will catch up […]
1/27/20222 hours, 22 minutes, 1 second
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Pluto in Astrology: Meaning and Significations

In episode 336 astrologer Richard Tarnas joins the show to talk about the meaning of the planet Pluto in astrology. In astrology Pluto is generally associated with power, control, manipulation, intensity, the underworld, taboos, transformations, destruction and regeneration, death and rebirth, making big things small and small things big. Richard is the author of the […]
1/20/20223 hours, 42 minutes, 45 seconds
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Artificial Intelligence and Astrology

In episode 335 astrologer Kent Bye joins Chris in the studio in Denver to talk about artificial intelligence and consciousness through the lens of astrology. Kent is the former host of the Voices of AI Podcast, and has conducted hundreds of interviews with different specialists in AI over the years. During the course of the […]
1/12/20222 hours, 39 minutes, 14 seconds
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2022 Yearly Horoscopes for All 12 Zodiac Signs

In episode 334 astrologer Chris Brennan presents a set of year ahead horoscope forecasts for each sign of the zodiac for the entire year ahead of 2022. This is meant to take some of the general transits that we talked about in our year ahead astrology forecast for 2022 and personalize them, by talking about […]
1/8/20225 hours, 31 minutes, 6 seconds
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Virtual Reality and Astrology, with Kent Bye

In episode 333 Kent Bye of the Voices of VR Podcast joins me in the studio to talk about virtual reality and its relevance to astrology, as well as the ways in which astrologers will use and incorporate virtual worlds in the future. During the course of the episode we talk about the history of […]
12/30/20214 hours, 56 minutes, 8 seconds
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2022 Astrology Forecast for the Year Ahead

In episode 332 we present our annual year ahead astrology forecast for 2022, where we look at the major astrological alignments coming up over the next 12 months and make some predictions, with astrologers Chris Brennan, Austin Coppock, and Leisa Schaim. We spend the first 40 minutes of this episode giving an overview of some […]
12/18/20213 hours, 59 minutes, 8 seconds
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Astrology, Technology, and the Future, with Adam Sommer

Astrologer Adam Sommer joins the podcast to talk about Pluto, mythology, bitcoin, the metaverse, and their relationship to astrology. Adam was visiting Colorado in November, and we decided to get together and record a conversation about a bunch of different astrological topics we had been thinking about lately. The result was a pretty sweeping discussion […]
12/15/20212 hours, 8 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Practice and Philosophy of Astrology, with Ray Grasse

In episode 330 astrologer Ray Grasse joins the podcast to reflect on a number of lessons he has learned after a lifetime of practicing astrology. Ray is a longtime editor and columnist for The Mountain Astrologer magazine, and he has published two books of compilations of essays he has written over the years on the […]
12/7/20211 hour, 52 minutes, 49 seconds
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December Astrology Forecast 2021: A Venus Retrograde-y Christmas

In episode 329 astrologers Chris Brennan, Austin Coppock, and special guest co-host Becca Tarnas look ahead at the astrology of December 2021. The astrology of December features Venus stationing retrograde in Capricorn conjunct Pluto, a solar eclipse in Sagittarius, and the third and final exact Saturn-Uranus square. Jupiter also departs from Aquarius and moves into […]
11/29/20212 hours, 30 minutes, 20 seconds
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Minor Aspects in Astrology, with Rick Levine

In episode 328 astrologer Rick Levine joins the show to talk about minor aspects in astrology, and whether they should be regarded as “minor”. Minor aspects are generally categorized as any aspects besides the five classical “major” aspects that were originally introduced in western astrology around the 1st century BCE, which are the conjunction, opposition, […]
11/22/20213 hours, 25 minutes, 32 seconds
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Top 8 Best Astrology Books for Beginners

In episode 327 astrologers Chris Brennan and Molly Pennington talk about the top 8 best astrology books for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students of astrology. Molly is working on an article for the Reader’s Digest website on astrology books recommended by experts, and she contacted Chris to do an interview, so we recorded it for […]
11/15/20212 hours, 32 minutes, 13 seconds
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Neptune in Astrology: Meaning and Significations

In episode 326 astrologer Laura Nalbandian joins the show to talk about the meaning of the planet Neptune in astrology, and what it signifies in a birth chart. In astrology Neptune is generally said to signify illusions, mysticism, escapism, spiritualism, confusion, romanticism, the blurring of boundaries, extreme sensitivity, compassion, and transcendent experiences. Neptune is one […]
11/3/20212 hours, 15 minutes, 49 seconds
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November Astrology Forecast 2021: Mars Square Saturn + Taurus Eclipse

In episode 325 we look at the astrological forecast for November 2021, which features Mars squaring Saturn and opposing Uranus, as well as a lunar eclipse in Taurus, with astrologers Chris Brennan, Austin Coppock, and special guest co-host Leisa Schaim. November is one of the most tense months of this year, due to the tight […]
10/28/20212 hours, 11 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Life and Work of Astrologer Helena Avelar

In episode 324 astrologer Luís Ribeiro joins me to talk about the life and work of his partner Helena Avelar, who passed away earlier this year. Helena was a respected practitioner and teacher of traditional astrology from Portugal, and had influenced many astrologers through works she co-authored with Luís, such as their 2010 book On […]
10/26/20213 hours, 55 minutes, 39 seconds
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Aspects in Astrology: The Five Major Configurations

In episode 323 astrologers Chris Brennan and Claire Moon discuss the five major aspects in astrology, and explain what they mean in a birth chart. Aspects are geometrical configurations which denote different types of relationships between planets, and they are the primary means through which planets interact with each other in a chart. The five […]
10/16/20212 hours, 31 minutes, 21 seconds
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Saturn in Astrology: Meaning and Significations

In episode 322 astrologer Diana Rose Harper joins the show to talk about the meaning of the planet Saturn in astrology, and what it signifies in a birth chart. Saturn is the furthest planet that is visible to the naked eye, and so it is the last of the traditional planetary bodies in our ongoing […]
10/8/20213 hours, 25 minutes, 30 seconds
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October Astrology Forecast 2021

In episode 321 astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan look ahead at the astrology and planetary alignments for the month of October 2021. The astrology of October features a Mercury retrograde in Libra, plus Saturn and Jupiter stationing direct in Aquarius, and a New Moon in Libra and Full Moon in Aries. At […]
9/27/20212 hours, 11 minutes, 24 seconds
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Uranus in Astrology: Meaning and Significations

In episode 320 astrologer Rick Levine joins Chris in the studio to talk about the meaning of the planet Uranus in astrology, and what it signifies in a birth chart. In general, Uranus is said to signify sudden and unexpected events, revolutions, innovation, eccentricity, erraticness, disruption, unpredictability, sudden breakthroughs, quirkiness, rebelliousness, electricity, advancement through technology, […]
9/23/20213 hours, 23 minutes, 28 seconds
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Jupiter in Astrology: Meaning and Significations

In episode 319 astrologer Samuel F. Reynolds joins the podcast to talk about the meaning of Jupiter in astrology, as part of our ongoing series on the significations of the planets in a birth chart. In astrology Jupiter is generally said to signify growth, expansion, wisdom, abundance, justice, freedom, religion, philosophy, faith, righteousness, success, fecundity, […]
9/13/20211 hour, 34 minutes, 49 seconds
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Mars in Astrology: Meaning and Significations

Episode 318 features a discussion with astrologer Sylvi Osland about what Mars means in astrology, where we talk about the significations of the planet and especially what it means in a birth chart. Mars is generally said to signify things like action, impulsiveness, forcefulness, assertiveness, fighting, anger, war, severing, separation, inflammation, intercourse, fires, discord, robbery, […]
9/9/20213 hours, 37 minutes, 40 seconds
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September Astrology Forecast 2021

Episode 317 features our astrology forecast for September 2021 with astrologers Chris Brennan, Austin Coppock, and special guest co-host Rick Levine. The astrology of September features Mercury stationing retrograde in Libra, a new Moon in Virgo and a Full Moon in Pisces, and ingresses of Venus into Scorpio and Mars into Libra. This episode is […]
8/31/20212 hours, 13 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ancient Philosophy and Astrology

In episode 316 of the podcast Dr. Justin Sledge and Chris Brennan talk about the relationship between astrology, philosophy, and religion in the ancient world. Our main focus is on discussing the ways in which astrology influenced some of the different philosophical and religious schools in the Greco-Roman world, from the Hellenistic era through the […]
8/25/20212 hours, 19 minutes, 10 seconds
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Venus in Astrology: Meaning and Significations

In episode 315 astrologer Becca Tarnas joins the show to talk about the meaning of Venus in astrology, and how ancient and modern astrologers conceptualized it. Venus is traditionally thought to signify things like beauty, love, relationships, desire, sensuality, romance, harmony, pleasure, art, marriage, and other topics. This is the fourth installment in our series […]
8/21/20213 hours, 13 minutes, 58 seconds
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Movies for Astrologers: Astrology Themes in Films

In episode 314 astrologers Chris Brennan and Leisa Schaim talk about some movies that contain astrological themes or allegories that are relevant to astrologers. Most of the discussion focuses on films that are not directly related to astrology, but instead focus on themes that are relevant to astrologers, such as fate, free-will, and the nature […]
8/13/20212 hours, 37 minutes, 36 seconds
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House Division Calculations in Astrology Explained

In episode 313 astrologer Luís Ribeiro joins the show to explain the astronomy and mathematics underlying the calculation of the different forms of house division in western astrology. We begin with a historical timeline showing when some of the different forms of house division were introduced, who the earliest sources are that mention them, and […]
7/31/20213 hours, 49 minutes, 20 seconds
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August 2021 Astrology Forecast: Jupiter Returns to Aquarius

In episode 312 we look at the astrological forecast for August of 2021, with astrologers Austin Coppock, Chris Brennan, and special guest co-host Chani Nicholas. August begins with Jupiter having just retrograded back into Aquarius, which it had left when it moved into Pisces on May 13, returning for some unfinished business from earlier in […]
7/27/20212 hours, 4 minutes, 16 seconds
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Stelliums in Astrology: Interpreting Planetary Clusters

In episode 311 astrologers Chris Brennan and Patrick Watson discuss the concept of stelliums in astrology, and what it means to have 3 or 4 or more planets in the same sign or house in your birth chart. In the first part of the show we try to address some debates and questions about stelliums, […]
7/21/20212 hours, 14 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ancient Jewish Views on Astrology

Episode 310 features an interview with Dr. Justin Sledge about ancient Jewish views on astrology, and the complicated relationship between astrology and early Judaism. Our starting point is the geographical location of the Jewish people being situated between Mesopotamia and Egypt, which were two cultures that had very old traditions of astrology dating back to […]
7/6/20212 hours, 44 minutes, 25 seconds
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July 2021 Astrology Forecast: Mars ☍ Saturn, Jupiter → Aquarius

Episode 309 features our monthly astrological forecast for July 2021, with astrologers Austin Coppock, Chris Brennan, and special guest co-host Jo Gleason. The month begins with some tense configurations, such as Mars opposing Saturn and squaring Uranus, thus triggering the Saturn-Uranus square that has been ongoing this year. Later in the month things cool down […]
6/25/20211 hour, 51 minutes, 26 seconds
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Herbalism and Astrology: Connecting Plants and Planets

Episode 308 features an interview with Diana Rose Harper and Sarah Corbett about herbalism and astrology, and the connection between plants and planets. Herbalism is the study and practice of the medicinal and therapeutic use of plants, and traditionally astrology was used in conjunction with it in order to enhance the effectiveness and personalization of […]
6/21/20212 hours, 5 seconds
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Mercury in Astrology: Significations and Meanings

In episode 307 astrologer Jo Gleason joins the show to talk about the meaning of the planet Mercury in astrology, and what it signifies in a birth chart. This is the third installment in our series where we do a deep dive into the significations of each of the planets and their meanings in astrology. […]
6/16/20212 hours, 14 minutes, 20 seconds
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Practicing Astrology Professionally: Making the Transition

Episode 306 features a discussion with astrologer Claire Moon about the process of making the transition into practicing astrology professionally, and some considerations for becoming a full-time astrologer. Over the past few years Claire has made the transition to practicing astrology full-time and making that her primary career, and so we sat down to discuss […]
6/11/20211 hour, 34 minutes, 23 seconds
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June 2021 Astrology Forecast: Saturn Square Uranus Again

In episode 305 astrologers Diana Rose Harper, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan look at the astrological forecast for June 2021. The astrology of June features Saturn square Uranus for the second time this year, plus a solar eclipse in Gemini, and Jupiter stationing retrograde in Pisces. There is also a Mercury retrograde in Gemini that […]
5/27/20212 hours, 4 minutes, 41 seconds
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How to Read an Ephemeris

In episode 304 astrologer Patrick Watson joins the show to talk about how to use an ephemeris to study the movements of the planets in astrology. An ephemeris is a book of planetary positions that lists where the planets will be in the zodiac in the past, present, or future. In the past it was […]
5/20/20212 hours, 23 minutes, 9 seconds
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Astrology Consultations: Tips for Getting the Most Out of a Reading

In episode 303 astrologers Leisa Schaim and Chris Brennan talk about some tips for getting the most out of an astrological consultation as a client, as well as some possible pitfalls to avoid. The topic for this episode was based on a question sent in by a listener named Kayley-Rae (@_kr_craft on Instagram): “I think […]
5/13/20211 hour, 45 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Sun in Astrology: Meanings and Techniques

Episode 302 features a discussion with astrologer Demetra George about the meaning of the Sun in astrology, and some astrological techniques associated with it. During the course of the episode we read through some excerpts from different ancient and modern astrologers in order to see how they conceptualized what the Sun signifies in an astrological […]
5/4/20212 hours, 15 minutes, 52 seconds
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May 2021 Astrology Forecast: Jupiter into Pisces

In episode 301 we look at the astrological forecast for May 20201, with astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan. The major highlights of May are Jupiter moving into Pisces where it will stay for the next two months, plus a lunar eclipse in Sagittarius, and Mercury stationing retrograde in Gemini square Neptune. Saturn […]
4/29/20212 hours, 4 minutes, 8 seconds
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Highlights of Prescient Predictions From 2020 Astrology Forecasts

Episode 300 features a montage of highlights of prescient predictions and statements that were made during our monthly astrology forecast episodes in 2020, featuring astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan. This compilation was put together by a listener of the podcast named Alisha Park over the past few months, and after watching it […]
4/14/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 6 seconds
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Postcolonial Astrology, with Alice Sparkly Kat

Episode 299 features an interview with Alice Sparkly Kat about their new book titled Postcolonial Astrology. Alice’s book is primarily a treatment of the seven traditional planets and their historical significations when seen through the lens of issues related to capital, power, and labor. During the course of the interview we touch on what postcolonial […]
4/12/20211 hour, 38 minutes, 32 seconds
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Revisiting the Considerations Before Judgement in Horary Astrology

Episode 298 features a followup discussion with astrologer Rob Bailey about the considerations before judgement, and the role they play in horary astrology. This is a followup to episode 296 where I talked with Sue Ward about the considerations before judgement in the work of the 17th century astrologer William Lilly. Even though the episode […]
4/6/20212 hours, 17 minutes, 5 seconds
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April 2021 Astrology Forecast

In episode 297 of the podcast astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan look at the astrological forecast for April 2021. The astrology of April features a shift of inner planets into the fire sign Aries, where Mars went retrograde in the second half of last year, as well as a New Moon in […]
3/31/20212 hours, 5 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Considerations Before Judgement with Sue Ward

Episode 296 features an interview with astrologer Sue Ward about the considerations before judgement in horary astrology. The considerations before judgement are a set of aphorisms that were first outlined in the 17th century by William Lilly in his book Christian Astrology. Lilly introduces them as a set of considerations for answering horary questions and […]
3/24/20213 hours, 8 minutes, 4 seconds
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Queen Buran, Astrologer in 9th Century Baghdad

Episode 295 features an interview with Ali A Olomi about the 9th century Queen Buran, who is the first woman we know of by name that practiced astrology. Previously in episode 86 I discussed historical references to women practicing astrology as early as the 1st century CE, and discussed the 5th century philosopher Hypatia as […]
3/12/20213 hours, 10 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Moon in Astrology: Meanings and Uses

Episode 294 features a discussion with astrologer Israel Ajose about the meaning of the Moon in astrology, and some different techniques that incorporate the Moon in the western astrological tradition. This is the first in a series of new episodes on the significations of each of the planets, and I decided to start with the […]
3/9/20213 hours, 8 minutes, 13 seconds
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March 2021 Astrology Forecast

In episode 293 astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan look at the astrology forecast for March of 2021. March features the end of the sign-based square between Mars and Saturn that began way back in mid-2020, plus a shift of planets into mutable signs, and the beginning of a new Venus synodic cycle. […]
2/28/20212 hours, 33 minutes, 19 seconds
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Defining the Void of Course Moon

Episode 292 features a discussion between astrologers Yasmin Boland and Chris Brennan about the three different ways of defining what it means for the Moon to be void of course in astrology. This discussion is largely based on definition of void of course that I wrote for The Astrology Dictionary back in 2012, where I […]
2/24/20212 hours, 12 minutes, 17 seconds
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Tarot and Astrology as Forms of Divination

Episode 291 features an interview with T. Susan Chang about some of the parallels between astrology and tarot cards as forms of divination. Susan is a professional tarot card reader, and the purpose of this discussion was to explore some of the ways that astrology is similar to tarot as a form of divination, versus […]
2/19/20212 hours, 37 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Early History and Meanings of the Nodes in Astrology

In episode 290 astrologer Ronnie Gale Dreyer joins the show to talk about the early history and meanings of the nodes in astrology, both in the western and Indian astrological traditions. As discussed in episode 127, in the late 20th and early 21st century the nodes came to be associated with one’s past and future […]
2/5/20212 hours, 32 minutes, 37 seconds
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February 2021 Astrology Forecast: Saturn Square Uranus

In episode 289 astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan look at the astrological forecast for February of 2021. February features the first of three exact Saturn-Uranus squares this year, plus a stellium of planets in Aquarius, and a Mercury retrograde in Aquarius. We spend the first 30-40 minutes giving an overview of some […]
1/30/20212 hours, 6 minutes, 36 seconds
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Explaining Astrology to Non-Astrologers

Episode 288 features a discussion where an astrologer tries to explain what astrology is about to two people who are curious about the subject but somewhat skeptical. Last week Ian and Shaye from the comedy podcast Camp ReEducation reached out to me to see if I would be on their show, where they do interviews […]
1/24/20212 hours, 20 minutes, 39 seconds
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Reception: A Mitigating Condition in Birth Charts

Episode 287 features a lecture by Chris Brennan on the concept of reception in traditional astrology, and how it can be used as a powerful mitigating factor in birth chart interpretation. Broadly speaking, reception occurs when one planet is placed in a sign ruled by another planet, and the ruler of the sign aspects the […]
1/23/20212 hours, 12 minutes, 23 seconds
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Co-Star and the Making of a Popular Astrology App

Episode 286 features an interview with astrologer Banu Guler about the popular astrology app that she founded called Co-Star. Co-Star is an app for iPhone and Android that calculates your birth chart and provides some basic interpretations, as well as daily transit notifications. The app was launched in late 2017, and quickly became one of […]
1/6/20212 hours, 6 minutes, 59 seconds
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2021 Horoscopes: Year Ahead Rising Sign Forecast

In episode 285 astrologer Chris Brennan presents a set of year ahead horoscope forecasts for 2021 for all twelve signs of the zodiac. The horoscope for each sign is about 15 minutes long, and they are meant to be looked at from the perspective of your Ascendant or rising sign, although you can also listen […]
12/28/20203 hours, 17 minutes, 10 seconds
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2021 Year Ahead Astrology Forecast

In episode 284 astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan look ahead at the astrology of 2021, and provide an overview of some of the major planetary themes that will play out over the course of the next twelve months. The astrology of 2021 opens in the wake of the great conjunction of Jupiter […]
12/19/20203 hours, 35 minutes, 12 seconds
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Saturn Return in Capricorn Retrospective

In episode 283 astrologers Chris Brennan and Leisa Schaim review some stories that were sent in by listeners about their recent Saturn return in Capricorn, and look at their birth charts to see what lessons can be learned from them. Saturn first moved back into Capricorn in December of 2017, and it is just getting […]
12/15/20203 hours, 32 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Astrology of Bitcoin

Episode 282 features an interview with astrologer Robert Weinstein about his work using astrology to study fluctuations in the value of the cryptocurrency called Bitcoin. Robert wrote an article in The Mountain Astrologer magazine last year on the astrology of Bitcoin, and originally approached me last summer about doing an episode on the topic, although […]
12/6/20203 hours, 13 minutes, 19 seconds
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December 2020 Astrology Forecast

In episode 281 astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan look at the astrological forecast for December of 2020. December features a solar eclipse in Sagittarius, and a great Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in Aquarius. We spend the first 30 minutes of the episode recapping how some of the astrology of November worked out, and then […]
11/29/20202 hours, 25 minutes, 46 seconds
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An Overview of the History of Western Astrology

Episode 280 features a lecture by astrologer Chris Brennan where he gives an overview of the history and transmission of western astrology over the past 4,000 years. The talk begins with the ancient Mesopotamian and Egyptian astrological traditions, and then traces the development of astrology through the Hellenistic, Medieval, Renaissance, and modern periods. This is […]
11/28/20202 hours, 40 minutes, 50 seconds
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Transgender Experiences in Astrology

In episode 279 astrologer Michael J. Morris joins the show to talk about using astrology within the context of the lives of transgender people. We spend the first part of the episode talking about some basic things that astrologers should know in terms of cultural competence in order to work well in consultations with transgender […]
11/16/20203 hours, 37 minutes, 36 seconds
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Post-2020 US Presidential Election Astrology Analysis and Reflections

In episode 278 astrologers Chris Brennan and Leisa Schaim look back at the astrology of the 2020 US presidential election, and reflect on what we learned as astrologers, now that the outcome is known. In the first part of the episode we discuss the much-anticipated Mercury retrograde period, which stationed direct on election day, and […]
11/12/20202 hours, 45 minutes, 5 seconds
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November 2020 Astrology Forecast

In episode 277 astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan look at the astrological forecast for November of 2020. The astrology of November features Mercury stationing direct on November 3, which happens to be election day in the US, plus Mars stationing direct in Aries mid-month, the final Jupiter-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn, and a […]
10/29/20202 hours, 29 minutes, 28 seconds
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Mercury Retrograde and What it Means in Astrology

In episode 276 astrologer Jessica Lanyadoo joins the show to talk about Mercury retrograde and what it means in astrology. Mercury retrograde periods occur when the planet Mercury begins moving backwards in the zodiac for about three weeks every few months. Astrologers generally associate Mercury retrograde periods with miscommunication, delays, technological snafus, and other issues […]
10/25/20202 hours, 34 minutes, 15 seconds
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Astrological Generations: Saturn Signs of Millennials

In episode 275 astrologer Kirah Tabourn joins the show to talk about the concept of dividing groups into of people into generations astrologically, and looking at the different sub-generations of millennials based on their Saturn sign. At the start of discussion we talk about how modern astrologers divide different demographic cohorts based on what sign […]
10/18/20202 hours, 18 minutes, 3 seconds
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Sect in Astrology: Day and Night Charts

In episode 274 of the podcast Chris Brennan gives a detailed overview of the concept of sect in astrology, which is the difference between day and night birth charts. Sect is a fundamental concept that was used in Hellenistic astrology, but it has only been recovered by contemporary astrologers over the past 30 years through […]
10/14/20203 hours, 6 minutes, 38 seconds
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Astrology Q&A: Sect During Twilight, and Reading Kids’ Charts

In episode 273 astrologers Leisa Schaim and Chris Brennan answer some questions about astrology that were submitted by listeners of the podcast. Some of the topics we covered in this episode include whether you should learn natal or horary astrology first, how to determine the sect of charts where the birth was close to sunrise […]
9/28/20202 hours, 45 minutes, 16 seconds
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October 2020 Astrology Forecast

In episode 272 astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan look at the astrological forecast for October of 2020. The forecast for October features Mars retrograde in Aries squaring Saturn, Pluto, and Jupiter, as well as a Mercury retrograde station opposite Uranus, and a Full Moon conjunct Uranus. With all of the Uranus and […]
9/24/20202 hours, 19 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Astrology of Chiron, with Melanie Reinhart

In episode 271 astrologer Melanie Reinhart joins the show to talk about her pioneering work on the minor planet Chiron in astrology. Melanie is the author of the book Chiron and the Healing Journey, which was originally published in 1989, and is now in its fourth edition. Chiron was discovered on November 1, 1977, and […]
9/16/20202 hours, 11 minutes, 20 seconds
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How to Read a Natal Chart With No Birth Time

In episode 270 astrologers Chris Brennan and Leisa Schaim discuss which techniques you can use in natal astrology to interpret a birth chart even when you don’t have a birth time. Western astrology has focused very heavily on using timed birth charts since about the 1st century BCE, and there are many techniques in natal […]
9/8/20201 hour, 27 minutes, 14 seconds
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September 2020 Astrology Forecast

In episode 269 astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan look at the astrological forecast for September of 2020. September is one of the more crucial and tense months that we identified back in our year-ahead forecast, due to Mars stationing retrograde in Aries and squaring Saturn, Jupiter, and Pluto in Capricorn. This month […]
8/30/20202 hours, 31 minutes, 7 seconds
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Tajika: Medieval Arabic Astrology in Sanskrit

In episode 268 of the podcast Dr. Martin Gansten joins the show to talk about his new translation of a 17th century Sanskrit text on Tajika astrology, which focuses on annual predictive techniques derived from medieval Arabic sources. Martin is a historian of religion as well as a Sanskrit scholar, who specializes in the study […]
8/23/20202 hours, 50 minutes, 19 seconds
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Translating Ancient Greek Astrological Texts

In episode 267 astrologer and scholar Levente László joins the show to talk about his new translation project for ancient Greek astrological texts, and to discuss some of the translations he has completed so far. Levente is classical philologist from Hungary, and he recently launched the Horoi Project, which is a crowdfunding project to translate […]
8/13/20202 hours, 32 minutes, 37 seconds
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Aspect Patterns in Astrology, with Carole Taylor

In episode 266 astrologer Carole Taylor joins the show to talk about aspect patterns in astrology, such as the T-square, grand trine, and yod. Aspect patterns occur when three or more planets are aligned with each other in a chart through close geometrical configurations. Carole is the author of my new favorite introduction to astrology […]
8/5/20202 hours, 23 minutes, 2 seconds
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August 2020 Astrology Forecast

In episode 265 astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan look at the astrological forecast for August of 2020, as well as the birth chart of Walter Mercado. The astrology of August features Mars moving into its shadow and making the first of three sets of squares to Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn, as well […]
7/30/20202 hours, 17 minutes
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The Origins of the Concept of Detriment in Astrology

In episode 264 of the podcast Chris Brennan and Benjamin Dykes discuss the origins of the concept of detriment in ancient Hellenistic and Medieval astrology. Years ago I noted that that the origins of the concept of detriment are somewhat mysterious, because it is mentioned infrequently by the Hellenistic astrologers, and not usually defined along […]
7/28/20202 hours, 4 minutes
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Intersectionality and Astrology, with Bear Ryver

In episode 263 astrologer Bear Ryver joins the show to talk about intersectionality as a framework for approaching astrology, working with clients, and the astrological community. Intersectionality is a term that was first coined in a legal context by Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989, to explain the way in which people can experience multiple overlapping forms […]
7/17/20201 hour, 58 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Life and Work of Noel Tyl, Astrologer

Episode 262 features an interview with astrologers Basil Fearrington and Kathy Rose about the life and work of the astrologer Noel Tyl. Noel Tyl was one of the most prolific astrologers of the late 20th and early 21st century, having authored around 30 books. He passed away last year, on December 31, 2019, the day […]
7/11/20202 hours, 31 minutes, 43 seconds
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July 2020 Astrology Forecast

Episode 261 features astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan giving an overview of the astrological forecast for July of 2020. The astrology of July features Mars starting its long transit through Aries, Saturn moving back into Capricorn, a lunar eclipse in Capricorn, and Mercury squaring Mars most of the month. We begin the […]
6/30/20202 hours, 45 minutes, 39 seconds
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First Steps in Reading a Birth Chart

In episode 260 astrologers Leisa Schaim and Chris Brennan discuss the first steps you should take when trying to interpret a birth chart, and which astrological factors you should focus on in natal astrology. New students of astrology often learn a number of different techniques, but they are often unsure of the order and priority […]
6/25/20202 hours, 4 minutes, 15 seconds
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A Discussion on Astrology and Race in America

On episode 259 of the podcast astrologer Sam Reynolds joins the show to discuss the issue of racism in America, and to talk about some related topics that have come up in the astrological community in the past two weeks. These discussions resulted from the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, and the […]
6/10/20202 hours, 15 minutes, 27 seconds
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Astrology As Radical Self-Care, with Diana Rose Harper

In episode 258 of the podcast astrologer Diana Rose Harper joins the show to talk about her work in using natal astrology as a form of radical-self care. This discussion was based on a talk that Diana gave at the Northwest Astrological Conference last month titled Fierce Compassion: Natal Astrology as Radical Self-Care. Radical self-care […]
6/9/20201 hour, 59 minutes, 29 seconds
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June 2020 Astrology Forecast

In episode 257 astrologers Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock join the show to talk about the astrological alignments coming up in June of 2020. The month features the second half of the Venus retrograde in Gemini, as well as eclipses in Sagittarius and Cancer, Mercury stationing retrograde, the second of three Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions, and Mars […]
5/31/20202 hours, 34 minutes, 35 seconds
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NORWAC 2020: Moving An In-Person Conference Online

Episode 256 of the podcast features an interview with astrologers Laura Nalbanian and Nicholas Polimenakos about the recent Northwest Astrological Conference (NORWAC), which was moved online recently for the first time in its 36 year history due to the pandemic. NORWAC is normally an in-person conference that takes place in Seattle on Labor Day weekend […]
5/29/20201 hour, 51 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Origins of the Exaltations: A New Discovery

In episode 255 of the podcast astrologers Chris Brennan and Benjamin Dykes unveil a new discovery about the origins of the exaltations, derived from a lost Hermetic text preserved by Abu Ma’shar. Last summer Keiji Yamamoto and Charles Burnett released their long-awaited translation of The Great Introduction to Astrology by the 9th century astrologer Abu […]
5/16/20202 hours, 31 minutes, 23 seconds
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Misconceptions About Mundane Astrology in the Media

In episode 254 astrologers Chris Brennan and Leisa Schaim discuss a recent article in the New York Times that claimed that astrologers did not predict the recent worldwide crisis, and some of the related issues with coverage of astrology in the media, as well as the practice of mundane astrology. The starting point for this […]
5/11/20202 hours, 29 minutes, 9 seconds
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May 2020 Astrology Forecast

In episode 253 astrologers Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock join the show to talk about the astrological forecast for May of 2020. Most of the action this month happens in the second full week of May, when Saturn stations direct, Mars completes its conjunction with Saturn by moving out of Aquarius and into Pisces, Venus […]
4/30/20202 hours, 49 minutes, 9 seconds
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What is the Birth Chart of the United States?

In episode 252 astrologer Nina Gryphon joins the show to talk about question of what is the correct birth chart for the United States, and to review some of the different possible charts that are available. While this sounds like a simple question, there are actually a number of different birth dates and birth times […]
4/29/20201 hour, 56 minutes, 43 seconds
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Becca Tarnas on Outer Planet Cycles and Jung’s Red Book

Episode 251 features an interview with astrologer Becca Tarnas where we talk about her work on the Red Book of Carl Jung, as well as the connection between outer planet cycles and recent world events. Becca practices archetypal astrology, and is the current editor of Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology, which recently released its […]
4/25/20202 hours, 24 minutes, 25 seconds
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Alan White: Intro to Hellenistic Astrology

Episode 250 features a lecture by the late astrologer Alan White on an introduction to Hellenistic astrology, followed by an audio interview with Alan about his life and work from 2010. Alan began studying astrology seriously in the 1980s, and then in the mid-1990s he discovered Project Hindsight and developed a deep interest in ancient […]
4/21/20202 hours, 49 minutes, 9 seconds
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Robert Zoller, Pioneer in Reviving Medieval Astrology

Episode 249 features a tribute to the astrologer Robert Zoller, who passed away in January, and was a pioneer in the revival of the study and practice of medieval astrology. Zoller’s book The Arabic Parts in Astrology: A Lost Key to Prediction (1980) was one of the first books which helped to contribute to the […]
3/29/20201 hour, 41 minutes, 11 seconds
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April 2020 Astrology Forecast + Coronavirus Discussion

In episode 248 astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan discuss the astrology of the recent coronavirus pandemic, and later provide a general astrological forecast for April of 2020. This is our first episode together since we recorded the last forecast in mid-February, and the world has changed a lot since that time. We […]
3/27/20202 hours, 41 minutes, 3 seconds
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Mythic Astrology and Venus Retrogrades with Arielle Guttman

Episode 247 features an interview with astrologer Arielle Guttman about her work on using myth as an interpretive device in astrology, as well as the importance of the synodic cycle of Venus, providing insight into the upcoming Venus retrograde. Arielle is the author of the books Mythic Astrology and Mythic Astrology Applied, as well as […]
3/23/20202 hours, 9 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Asteroids in Astrology, with Demetra George

Episode 242 features an interview with astrologer Demetra George about her pioneering work on the asteroids in astrology, and why she feels they are interesting and important for astrologers to use. Demetra published the book Asteroid Goddesses in 1986, which was one of the first works that established an approach for incorporating the asteroids into […]
2/6/20201 hour, 32 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Yavanajataka: Greek Astrology in Sanskrit?

Episode 241 of the podcast features an interview with Kenneth Miller about an ancient Sanskrit text from India known as the Yavanajataka, and the debate about whether it is a translation of a Greek work on Hellenistic astrology. A critical edition and commentary on this text was published by David Pingree in 1978, and since […]
1/31/20202 hours, 29 minutes, 55 seconds
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February 2020 Astrology Forecast

Episode 240 features astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan discussing the astrological forecast for the month of February of 2020. The astrology of February features Mars moving into Capricorn mid-month, where it joins Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto, and then Mercury stationing retrograde in Pisces conjunct Neptune around the same time. We spend the […]
1/28/20202 hours, 37 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Picatrix: A Grimoire of Astrological Magic

Episode 239 of the podcast features an interview with Christopher Warnock about a book known as the Picatrix, which is a 10th century text on astrological magic. This is a sweeping two and a half hour discussion where we talk about the history and origins of the text, as well as its contents. We also […]
1/24/20202 hours, 30 minutes, 51 seconds
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2020 Year Ahead Horoscopes – Part 2: Libra – Pisces

Episode 238 features part 2 of our series on year ahead horoscopes for all twelve signs of the zodiac, with this installment featuring the second half of the signs, Libra through Pisces. These are hour-long horoscope forecasts that are meant to be read relative to your rising sign primarily, although you can also look at […]
1/15/20207 hours, 25 minutes, 5 seconds
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2020 Year Ahead Horoscopes – Part 1: Aries – Virgo

Episode 237 features a series of extended horoscope forecasts for each of the signs of the zodiac which provide an astrological forecast for the entire year of 2020. These horoscopes are primarily meant to be viewed from the perspective of your rising sign, although you can also look at them from the perspective of your […]
1/15/20207 hours, 36 seconds
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Answering Astrology Questions with Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan

In episode 236 astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan got together in-person to answer some questions about astrology that were sent in by listeners of the show. This was the last of the in-studio recordings that we did in Denver towards the end of Austin and Kelly’s trip here in late November. The […]
12/31/20192 hours, 9 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Relationship Between Astrology and Magic

In episode 235 astrologers Austin Coppock and Chris Brennan discuss the relationship between astrology and magic, and some of the areas where they converge and diverge. The premise behind this discussion is that there has been a dramatic rise in the practice of astrological magic over the past couple of years, especially among the younger […]
12/22/20193 hours, 9 minutes, 22 seconds
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2020 Astrology Forecast: Overview of the Year Ahead

In episode 234 astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan provide an overview of the astrology of 2020, and discuss the major planetary alignments that will happen over the next year. There is a lot of major planetary activity next year, including a Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn, Venus and Mars both retrograde for several […]
12/17/20193 hours, 10 minutes, 22 seconds
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Significations of the Twelve Houses – Part 2: Houses 7–12

In episode 233 astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan get back together in the studio for the second of our two part series on the significations of the houses, this time focusing on the meanings of houses 7 through 12. In part 1 of our series on the significations of the twelve houses […]
12/6/20193 hours, 23 minutes, 8 seconds
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December 2019 Astrology Forecast: Jupiter in Capricorn

In episode 232 astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan meet up in the studio to give an overview of the astrological forecast for December of 2019, which features Jupiter moving into Capricorn at the start of a one year transit through that sign. This month’s forecast also features a solar eclipse in Capricorn, […]
12/1/20192 hours, 40 minutes, 35 seconds
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Significations of the Twelve Houses – Part 1: Houses 1–6

In episode 231 astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan begin the first of a two part series on the meanings of the twelve houses, starting with houses 1 through 6. At the beginning of the episode we review some basic conceptual structures that are necessary for understanding how the houses got their meanings, […]
11/27/20193 hours, 45 minutes, 35 seconds
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Relationship Astrology for Modern Times, with Jessica Lanyadoo

In episode 230 astrologer Jessica Lanyadoo joins the podcast to talk about astrology and relationships, and some of the work she has done in adapting the subject to the realities and sensibilities of modern times. Jessica is the host of the popular Ghost of a Podcast, and is the author of the forthcoming book Astrology […]
11/19/20192 hours, 41 minutes, 34 seconds
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Practicing Astrology Before Your Saturn Return

In episode 229 of the podcast, astrologers Leisa Schaim and Chris Brennan discuss whether age is a relevant prerequisite for practicing astrology, and if it is ok to read charts for clients prior to your Saturn return. The premise of the discussion is that a debate comes up occasionally in the astrological community over how […]
11/7/20192 hours, 10 minutes, 13 seconds
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November 2019 Astrology Forecast: Last of Jupiter in Sag

Episode 228 features astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan talking about the astrological forecast for November of 2019, which is the last full month of Jupiter transiting through Sagittarius. November also features Mercury retrograde in Scorpio most of the month, an exact Saturn-Neptune sextile, and lunations in Taurus and Sagittarius. We decided to […]
10/30/20192 hours, 30 minutes, 3 seconds
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Is Astrology Antithetical to Christianity?

In episode 226 astrologer Nate Craddock joins the show to discuss the early history of Christianity and its relationship with astrology. Specifically, we focus on the question of whether astrology is somehow inherently antithetical to Christianity, especially in terms of the origins of the religion during the time of the Roman Empire. Nate is a […]
10/8/20192 hours, 10 minutes, 22 seconds
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Helena Avelar and Luís Ribeiro on Traditional Astrology

Episode 225 features an interview with Helena Avelar and Luís Ribeiro about their work on traditional astrology, and their two books on the subject. Helena and Luís live in Portugal, and are the authors of the 2010 book On the Heavenly Spheres: A Treatise on Traditional Astrology, which is a comprehensive introduction to traditional, pre-20th […]
10/4/20193 hours, 8 minutes, 38 seconds
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October 2019 Astrology Forecast: Mercury Spookygrade

In episode 224 astrologers Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock join the show to talk about the astrological forecast for October of 2019. October features Mercury stationing retrograde in Scorpio on Halloween, which has been dubbed Mercury Spookygrade by Cam White. The rest of the astrology of October features inner planets moving through Libra and squaring […]
9/30/20191 hour, 47 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Life and Work of Astrologer Alan Oken

Episode 223 is a biographical interview with astrologer Alan Oken, who is the author of a number of highly influential books on modern astrology, such as Alan Oken’s Complete Astrology (1980), and Rulers of the Horoscope (2000). During the course of the show we talk about how Alan got into astrology in the late 1960s, […]
9/24/20191 hour, 44 minutes, 46 seconds
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Reading Birth Charts with Annual Profections

In episode 222 astrologers Chris Brennan and Leisa Schaim lead a discussion about annual profections with a local astrology group, and take example charts from the audience to demonstrate how the timing technique works in practice. This episode is a recording of a meeting of the Denver Astrology Group that took place at the Mercury […]
9/20/20192 hours, 7 minutes, 15 seconds
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William Lilly and His Book Christian Astrology

Episode 221 of the podcast features an interview with Nina Gryphon about the famous 17th century astrologer William Lilly and his book Christian Astrology. Lilly published Christian Astrology in 1647, and it was the first major textbook on astrology that was written in English. Most western astrological texts were written in Latin up until that […]
9/14/20191 hour, 53 minutes, 22 seconds
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September 2019 Astrology Forecast

Episode 220 features an overview of the astrology of September 2019, with astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan. The month opens with two conjunctions with the Sun by Mars and Mercury, and also features Saturn stationing direct in Capricorn, and the third and final square between Jupiter and Neptune. This episode is available […]
9/1/20191 hour, 58 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Recent Revival of Astrology in Romania

Episode 219 features two interviews with astrologers Firicel Ciarnau and Mihaela Dicu about the revival of astrology in Romania over the past 30 years after a period of suppression. I traveled to Romania from June 6–10, 2019, to attend and speak at a conference that was hosted by the Romanian Astrologers Association. On June 9 […]
8/28/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 8 seconds
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Abu Ma’shar on Solar Returns, with Benjamin Dykes

Episode 218 features an interview with Dr. Benjamin Dykes about his new translation of a highly influential book on solar returns by the 9th century astrologer Abu Ma’shar. The title of the book is Persian Nativities IV: On the Revolutions of the Years of Nativities. Abu Ma’shar (d. 886 CE) was one of the most […]
8/9/20191 hour, 52 minutes, 38 seconds
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Organizing Astrology Conferences, with Ray Merriman

Episode 217 features an interview with astrologer Ray Merriman about what is involved in organizing a major astrology conference. Ray specializes in financial astrology, and is the former President of the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR). He has organized more than 20 astrology conferences over the course of his career, and is in the […]
8/4/20191 hour, 53 minutes, 54 seconds
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August 2019 Astrology Forecast: Leo and Virgo Stelliums

Episode 216 features the astrological forecast for August of 2019, with astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan. In the first part of the episode we catch up on Kelly and Austin’s recent moves, and reflect on coming out of the other side of the difficult transits in June and July, and then in […]
7/30/20192 hours, 34 seconds
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Interpreting Solar and Lunar Eclipses in Your Birth Chart

Episode 215 features a recording of a live workshop where astrologers Chris Brennan and Leisa Schaim demonstrate how to interpret the astrological significance of eclipses, based on the houses in which they fall in your birth chart. This is a recording of a meeting of the Denver Astrology Group that was held on Saturday, July […]
7/21/20192 hours, 13 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Increasing Frequency of Caesarean Section Births

Episode 214 features an interview with astrologer Wendy Stacey about the increasing frequency of caesarean births, and the implications this has for natal astrology. Wendy is the Chair of the Astrological Association of Great Britain, and Principal of the Mayo School of Astrology. She did an MA degree at Bath Spa University College in Cultural […]
7/17/20191 hour, 14 minutes, 27 seconds
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Interviews with Astrologers from Romania and England

Episode 213 features a few short interviews that I did with different astrologers that I met in Romania and the England while I was traveling through Europe last month to attend two astrology conferences. The first interview is with astrologers Oli Andrei Olar and Lelia Vatasescu from Romania, the second interview is with Carmina Amza […]
7/13/20191 hour, 4 seconds
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Clive Kavan: Publishing the Regulus Edition of William Lilly

Episode 212 features an interview with Clive Kavan about how he published the 1985 Regulus edition of William Lilly’s book Christian Astrology, which helped to spur the revival of traditional astrology in modern times. Lilly’s book Christian Astrology was originally published in 1647, and it was the first major textbook astrology written in English, because […]
7/4/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 35 seconds
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July 2019 Astrology Forecast: Mercury Retrograde ☌ Mars

In episode 211 astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan present the astrological forecast for July of 2019. July begins with a tricky Mercury retrograde station conjunct Mars in Leo, and also features the first full set of eclipses in Cancer and Capricorn. We open the show by talking about Chris’ recent trip to […]
7/1/20191 hour, 57 minutes, 57 seconds
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On Psychological Astrology, with John Green

Episode 210 of the podcast features an interview with astrologer John Green about psychological astrology, and some of the unique and valuable contributions it has made the contemporary practice of astrology over the past few decades. John is the director of the Mercury Internet School of Psychological Astrology (MISPA), which offers a diploma course that […]
6/27/20191 hour, 19 minutes, 32 seconds
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Alan Leo and Early Modern Astrology, with Kim Farnell

Episode 209 features an interview with Kim Farnell about her new book titled Modern Astrologers: The Lives of Alan and Bessie Leo. Alan Leo (1860–1917) is often credited with helping to spur the revival and popularization of astrology in the west in the early 20th century, through his efforts to publish magazines, horoscopes, and books. […]
6/22/20191 hour, 31 minutes, 6 seconds
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Live Astrology Q&A Session at NORWAC 2019

In episode 208 astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan answer questions about astrology from listeners in front of a live audience at the 35th annual Northwest Astrological Conference in Seattle, Washington on May 23, 2019. The Q&A session was recorded in front of a live audience of listeners, who flew in to Seattle […]
6/4/20192 hours, 3 minutes, 46 seconds
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Astrology Forecast for June 2019: Mars Opposes Saturn

In episode 207 astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan present the astrological forecast for June of 2019. June features some of the most dynamic and tricky configurations of the year, with Mercury and Mars conjoining in Cancer, and opposing Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. We spend the first hour of the show recapping […]
5/31/20192 hours, 22 minutes, 46 seconds
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Evangeline Adams and the Advent of Astrology in America

In episode 206 Christopher Renstrom joins the show to talk about the work of the early 20th century astrologer Evangeline Adams, and the development and popularization of astrology in America. In the first hour of this discussion we talk about the practice of astrology in America in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, and the […]
5/21/20192 hours, 39 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Master of the Nativity: Finding the Ruler of the Chart

In episode 205 astrologers Chris Brennan and Leisa Schaim present a lecture on the ancient method of identifying the overall ruler of a birth chart, called the Master of the Nativity. While in modern times astrologers tend to refer to the ruler of the Ascendant as the ruler of the chart, in ancient Greco-Roman astrology […]
5/17/20193 hours, 21 minutes, 19 seconds
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Teaching Western Astrology in Modern China

Episode 204 features an interview with astrologer David Railey about his work in teaching modern western astrology in China over the past decade. David is the Vice President of the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR), and was in town last week to organize a major conference that ISAR is hosting in Denver in September […]
5/6/20191 hour, 36 minutes, 33 seconds
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Astrology Forecast for May 2019: Mercury Cazimi in Gemini

In episode 203 astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan present the astrological forecast for May of 2019. May features a New Moon in Taurus, a Full Moon in Scorpio, a Sun-Mercury cazimi in Gemini, and more. At the top of the show we discuss a few miscellaneous news topics, such as what it […]
4/30/20192 hours, 2 minutes, 19 seconds
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How Did Pluto and the Outer Planets Get Their Meanings?

In episode 202 astrologers Kenneth Miller and Sam Reynolds join Leisa Schaim and Chris Brennan in the studio to talk about the history behind Pluto’s significations, as well as the meanings of the other outer planets in general. This discussion is partially based on a paper that Kenneth wrote for the second volume of The […]
4/28/20191 hour, 57 minutes, 59 seconds
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Astrologers Dating Astrologers: Advantages and Pitfalls

In episode 201 astrologers Eugenia Krok and Tareck Adeeb join Leisa Schaim and Chris Brennan to talk about what it is like for an astrologer to be in a romantic relationship with another astrologer. Eugenia is the host of the Accessible Astrology Podcast, and she and Tareck have been dating for two years, while Chris […]
4/22/20192 hours, 39 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Astrology Podcast 200th Episode Retrospective

Astrologers Chris Brennan and Leisa Schaim celebrate the 200th episode of The Astrology Podcast by talking about its history, looking back at some past episodes, and answering some meta questions about the podcast that were submitted by listeners. Part of our goal was to provide a bit of an introduction to the podcast for those […]
4/17/20194 hours, 5 minutes, 25 seconds
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April 2019 Astrology Forecast: Grand Trine in Fire Signs

Episode 199 covers the astrological forecast for April of 2019, with astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan. The forecast for April features a grand fire trine, three outer planets stationing retrograde, and Mercury finally leaving its retrograde shadow and moving from Pisces into Aries. At the top of the show we spend just […]
3/31/20192 hours, 33 minutes, 20 seconds
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Sahl ibn Bishr: A New Translation by Benjamin Dykes

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 during the early Islamic Caliphate. He seems to have been active around 815–825 […]
3/22/20191 hour, 57 minutes, 47 seconds
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Uranus Transits Through the Twelve Houses

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 the twelve houses. This is a recording from a meeting of the Denver Astrology […]
3/13/20191 hour, 57 minutes, 52 seconds
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Talking with Vedic Astrologer James Braha

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 and Practice of Ancient Hindu Astrology. For more information about his work visit: JamesBraha.com […]
3/7/20191 hour, 43 minutes, 21 seconds
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March 2019 Astrology Forecast: Mercury Retro in Pisces

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 conjunct Neptune, as well as Uranus making its final ingress into Taurus where it will stay for several years. […]
2/28/20192 hours, 21 minutes, 2 seconds
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Reincarnation and Astrology, with Steven Forrest

Episode 194 features an interview with Steven Forrest about the concept of reincarnation, and the question of whether astrology can be used to find information about past lives. Steven is one of the founders of a popular approach to astrology in modern times called Evolutionary Astrology, which holds karma and reincarnation as key principles. In […]
2/22/20191 hour, 45 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Vimshottari Dasha System in Vedic Astrology

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-lord technique called zodiacal releasing, and noted how a number of similar techniques called “dasha” systems […]
2/18/20191 hour, 51 minutes, 20 seconds
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Zodiacal Releasing: An Ancient Timing Technique

In episode 192 astrologers Chris Brennan and Leisa Schaim present a detailed introduction to the ancient zodiacal releasing timing technique, which divides your life into chapters and paragraphs, and helps to identify your life story. In ancient Hellenistic astrology there were several different time-lord techniques that were used to determine when the potential of placements […]
2/12/20194 hours, 31 minutes, 15 seconds
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February 2019 Astrology Forecast

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 and conjoining Saturn and Pluto, Mars conjoining Uranus one last time in Aries before departing for Taurus, and Mercury […]
2/1/20192 hours, 28 minutes, 34 seconds
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Electional Astrology: How to Find Auspicious Dates & Times

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 episodes of the podcast we regularly feature an auspicious electional chart for the month ahead, but […]
1/21/20193 hours, 9 minutes, 54 seconds
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Why Are More Women Interested in Astrology Than Men?

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 generally accepted that there seem to be a greater number of women who […]
1/9/20191 hour, 18 minutes, 22 seconds
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Demetra George on Ancient Astrology in Theory and Practice

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 where Demetra provides a detailed treatment of ancient Hellenistic astrology, which is the type of astrology that […]
1/2/20191 hour, 17 minutes, 36 seconds
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2019 Astrology Forecast: Overview of the Year Ahead

In episode 187 of the podcast astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan provide an overview of the astrology of 2019, and discuss the major planetary alignments that will occur over the course of the next twelve months. The astrology of 2019 features solar eclipses occurring in Capricorn and Cancer, Uranus moving into Taurus, […]
1/1/20192 hours, 38 minutes, 12 seconds
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January 2019 Horoscopes for All Twelve Zodiac Signs

In episode 186 of the podcast astrologers Chris Brennan and Cam White present the monthly horoscope forecast for each zodiac sign for January of 2019. The astrology of January features a solar eclipse in Capricorn, Uranus stationing direct in Aries, a Venus-Jupiter conjunction in Sagittarius, a lunar eclipse in Leo, and a Sun-Mercury conjunction in […]
12/27/20184 hours, 8 minutes, 23 seconds
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Answering Astrology Questions from Twitter

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 start out the episode by catching up on what has been going on for the three of us and in the […]
12/22/20183 hours, 19 minutes, 39 seconds
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Astrologers on Becoming Parents

Episode 184 features a discussion with Ashley Otero and Patrick Watson about what it is like for an astrologer to become a parent, and some of the unique questions that arise when parenting with astrology. Ashley and Patrick are both professional astrologers who have become parents over the past few years, and this experience has […]
12/16/20181 hour, 36 minutes, 46 seconds
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December 2018 Astrology Forecast: No More Retrogrades

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. This episode was recorded earlier in November than usual, and it opens with Austin telling […]
11/30/20182 hours, 23 minutes, 48 seconds
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December 2018 Horoscopes for Every Rising Sign

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 of your Ascendant or rising sign, although you can also look at them from the […]
11/27/20183 hours, 50 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Transmission of Horoscopic Astrology to China & Japan

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 academic historian from Winnipeg, Canada, who specializes in the study of […]
11/20/20181 hour, 35 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Signs of the Zodiac: Qualities and Meanings – Part 2

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: Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces. Part 1 of this […]
11/13/20183 hours, 23 minutes, 40 seconds
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November 2018 Monthly Horoscopes for All 12 Rising Signs

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 since July on his astrology YouTube channel, but this month Leisa joined him in our new […]
11/2/20183 hours, 21 minutes, 36 seconds
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November 2018 Astrology Forecast: Jupiter in Sagittarius

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 also features Uranus retrograding back into Aries, Mars moving into Pisces, Venus stationing direct in Libra, […]
11/1/20182 hours, 25 minutes, 37 seconds
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Zodiac Sign Cusps: What’s It Mean to Be Born on a Cusp?

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 the course of the past century, and everyone knows their “sign,” which is […]
10/29/20182 hours, 11 minutes, 6 seconds
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Becoming a Professional Astrologer in the Modern Age

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 living and promoting their work in recent times, and some of […]
10/20/20181 hour, 19 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Signs of the Zodiac: Qualities and Meanings – Part 1

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 give an in-depth overview of the qualities and meanings of all twelve zodiacal […]
10/15/20183 hours, 5 minutes, 46 seconds
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October 2018 Astrology Forecast: Venus Retro in Scorpio

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 surrounding that transit. At the top of the show we discuss the pricing of astrological […]
10/1/20182 hours, 19 minutes, 3 seconds
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Michel and Francoise Gauquelin and the Mars Effect

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 validity of astrology. Their most famous and controversial finding was known as the Mars Effect, where […]
9/27/20182 hours, 25 minutes, 45 seconds
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Q&A: Celebrity Endorsements, Calculating Charts, and More

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 celebrity endorsements of astrology, how to calculate an astrological chart by […]
9/22/20182 hours, 30 minutes, 2 seconds
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Shakespeare and Astrology, with Priscilla Costello

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 practicing astrologer. In the book she uses her background in both areas to […]
9/14/20181 hour, 11 minutes, 22 seconds
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September 2018 Astrology Forecast: Moving Forward

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 direct again, after a period where several were retrograde at the same time over the […]
8/31/20182 hours, 15 minutes, 1 second
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Rectification: Using Astrology to Find Your Birth Time

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. Rectification is often regarded as one of the most difficult things to do in […]
8/27/20182 hours, 52 minutes, 43 seconds
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Dennis Harness on Astrological Counseling Styles

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 begin by talking about different styles that astrologers use in order to conduct natal consultations, which can range from informational […]
8/17/20181 hour, 29 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Problem of Twins in Natal Astrology

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 premise of natal astrology is that the alignment of the planets at […]
8/10/20182 hours, 24 minutes, 52 seconds
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August 2018 Astrology Forecast: Final Solar Eclipse in Leo

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 Leo that started last year, Mars retrograding back into Capricorn and then stationing […]
7/31/20182 hours, 29 minutes, 37 seconds
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Synastry: The Astrology of Relationships

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 astrology is that the birth chart reflects different facets of a person’s life, including information […]
7/28/20182 hours, 13 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Celestial Art: Essays on Astrological Magic

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 it covers historical, philosophical, and technical issues related to the topic. The authors […]
7/25/20182 hours, 10 minutes, 17 seconds
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Why Horoscopes Are Still Valid and Important

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. I had been thinking about doing a set of monthly horoscopes for a […]
7/9/20182 hours, 12 minutes, 52 seconds
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Astrology Forecast, July 2018: Lunar Eclipse ☌ Mars

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, which is closely conjunct Mars and square Uranus. We also […]
7/1/20181 hour, 41 minutes, 29 seconds
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Is Prediction Killing Astrology? ISAR Panel at UAC 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 free pre-conference event that took place on May 23, 2018, as a precursor to the United […]
6/25/20182 hours, 38 minutes, 33 seconds
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Reflections on United Astrology Conference 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 the discussion we talk about some of the lectures we gave, lectures we saw, […]
6/19/20182 hours, 6 minutes, 33 seconds
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Live Podcast Event at United Astrology Conference 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 this, or recording an episode of the podcast in person in front […]
6/11/20181 hour, 32 minutes, 50 seconds
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Astrology Forecast for June 2018: Mars Retrograde

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 of weeks ago, just before we all left for the United Astrology Conference in Chicago. The conference […]
6/1/20181 hour, 46 minutes, 52 seconds
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What House Rules Sex in Western Astrology?

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 three different houses during different eras. In the Greco-Roman astrological tradition […]
5/14/20181 hour, 49 minutes, 43 seconds
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Essential Dignities and Debilities, with Charles Obert

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 ancient equivalent of the modern sign-rulerships, except it represents the original and more elaborate […]
5/10/20182 hours, 25 minutes, 9 seconds
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Answering Birth Chart Questions from Listeners

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 setting. This was a bit of an experiment, as I had never really […]
5/7/20182 hours, 13 minutes, 22 seconds
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Astrology Forecast for May 2018: Uranus Enters Taurus

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 sign of Taurus, since Uranus only changes signs once every seven years or […]
4/29/20182 hours, 1 minute, 27 seconds
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Annual Profections: A Basic Time-Lord Technique

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-lord techniques in Hellenistic astrology, and how they are used to determine when […]
4/26/20182 hours, 6 minutes, 54 seconds
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Discussing Jung’s Studies in Astrology by Liz Greene

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 that influenced Carl Jung’s views on astrology, which in turn helped […]
4/19/20182 hours, 2 minutes, 29 seconds
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Astrology Podcasters Q&A Trialogue

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 our experiences with running a podcast and how we got started, […]
4/10/20181 hour, 25 minutes, 44 seconds
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Astrology Forecast for April of 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 month, Mercury stationing direct in Aries, Saturn and Pluto stationing retrograde, and more. At […]
3/31/20181 hour, 36 minutes, 13 seconds
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Tem Tarriktar on the Mountain Astrologer Magazine

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 the humble origins of the magazine, as well as some of […]
3/27/20181 hour, 38 minutes, 5 seconds
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Jung on Synchronicity and the Mechanism for Astrology

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 was discussed in episode 141 with his co-author Saffron Rossi, as well as […]
3/16/20182 hours, 38 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Elephant in the Room

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 Discussion The event was the 28th International Vedic Astrology Conference, which took place in Kolkata, […]
3/7/20181 hour, 30 minutes, 7 seconds
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Astrology Forecast for March of 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 retrograde in Scorpio, and Mars moving into Capricorn where it joins Saturn and Pluto. […]
2/28/20181 hour, 54 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Origins of Horary Astrology

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 the question of when and how it was originally developed. As discussed in episode […]
2/27/20181 hour, 57 minutes, 52 seconds
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Secondary Progressions: Every Day Symbolizes A Year

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 calculate secondary progressions, as well as how to identify important turning points and […]
2/22/20182 hours, 1 minute, 58 seconds
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Q&A: Seeing Clients, House Meanings & Newbie Books

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 when you are ready to become a professional astrologer?”, “why are certain […]
2/20/20181 hour, 35 minutes, 6 seconds
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Astrology Forecast for February 2018: Pileup in Pisces

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 are squared by Mars and trined by Jupiter, and more. We open the […]
1/31/20181 hour, 42 minutes, 29 seconds
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Carl Jung’s Views and Influence on Modern Astrology

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 Astrology, which explores Jung’s thoughts on astrology by providing excepts […]
1/29/20182 hours, 25 minutes, 52 seconds
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Saturn in Capricorn: Major Themes From 2017–2020

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 natures of the planet Saturn and the zodiacal sign Capricorn, and how their significations […]
1/18/20182 hours, 42 minutes, 32 seconds
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Is Astrology Becoming More or Less Popular?

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 community after some recent media coverage of astrology, which included a piece in the New […]
1/11/20181 hour, 18 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Astrology of 2018: Overview of the Major Transits

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, such as Saturn spending its first full year in Capricorn, Uranus moving […]
12/29/20172 hours, 12 minutes, 39 seconds
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Elsbeth Ebertin and the Rise of Women in Astrology

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 course of the show we talk about Elsbeth’s life and work, […]
12/18/20171 hour, 58 minutes, 59 seconds
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Q&A: Astrological Consultations, Using Elections + More

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 of different questions, which ranged from discussions about the structure and […]
12/11/20172 hours, 35 minutes, 10 seconds
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Sade Sati: Saturn Transiting the Natal Moon

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 usually said to begin when Saturn moves into the […]
12/5/20171 hour, 48 minutes, 14 seconds
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Astrology Forecast and Election for December 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 conjunction with Saturn, Mars ingressing into Scorpio, and Saturn moving into Capricorn. At the top of […]
11/30/20172 hours, 15 minutes, 33 seconds
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Q&A: From Student to Practitioner of Astrology

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 the entire 90 minutes talking about issues related to learning […]
11/25/20171 hour, 47 minutes, 10 seconds
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A Newbie’s Guide to Astrology Conferences

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 the Association for Astrological Networking (AFAN), while Jo is […]
11/16/20172 hours, 5 minutes, 33 seconds
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Saturn Return in Sagittarius Retrospective

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. Our example charts include a mixture of celebrity charts, charts of friends […]
11/9/20172 hours, 36 minutes, 11 seconds
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Astrology Forecast and Election for November 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 recent ingress of Jupiter into Scorpio, as well as some followup discussion about episode […]
10/30/20172 hours, 11 minutes, 59 seconds
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A Newly Discovered 4th Century Horoscope

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 discovery through the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, titled P.Berl. […]
10/19/20172 hours, 1 minute, 37 seconds
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Composite Charts, with Originator John Townley

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 generally recognized as having popularized the technique. During the course of the interview […]
10/13/20171 hour, 51 minutes, 58 seconds
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Unexpected Lunar Nodes Discussion with Adam Sommer

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 about the lunar nodes. On the Moon’s Nodes We open the episode by […]
10/5/20171 hour, 33 minutes, 26 seconds
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Astrology Forecast + Major Alignments for October 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 with a brief discussion about relocational astrology, which was covered earlier this month in […]
9/30/20171 hour, 52 minutes, 8 seconds
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How to Choose a Professional Astrologer

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 the discussion we focus in particular on some strategies for trying to find an […]
9/28/20171 hour, 31 minutes, 47 seconds
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Astrological Education: Options for Serious Study

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 within the context of a school or certification program. The episode was prompted by […]
9/19/20172 hours, 7 minutes, 33 seconds
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Locational Astrology: The Astrology of Where You Live

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 relatively recent development in the astrological tradition, and during the course of the episode we talk about how […]
9/12/20171 hour, 46 minutes, 24 seconds
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Astrology Forecast and Election for September 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 stationing direct in Leo around the time of a Pisces full moon, and at one point a […]
8/30/20171 hour, 45 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Importance of Astronomy for Astrology

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 the first half of the show we discuss the separation between […]
8/29/20171 hour, 54 minutes, 31 seconds
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Theophilus of Edessa: Translating His Astrological Works

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 kings of the early Islamic Empire around the time of the pivotal transition between the […]
8/24/20171 hour, 59 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Astrology of Eclipses, with Bernadette Brady

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, and she is a tutor for the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology […]
8/18/20171 hour, 58 minutes, 25 seconds
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Astrology Forecast and Election for August 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 cut across the entire continental United States. The month […]
7/31/20171 hour, 39 minutes, 30 seconds
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Western Sidereal Astrology, with Kenneth Bowser

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 usage in the west through the work of the 20th century […]
7/24/20172 hours, 13 minutes, 32 seconds
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Horary Astrology Questions, with Lee Lehman

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 astrology in modern times, as well as Lee’s part in helping to […]
7/14/20172 hours, 4 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Tropical Zodiac in Indian Astrology, with Vic DiCara

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 number of articles and videos on this topic, and recently engaged in […]
7/7/20171 hour, 15 minutes, 40 seconds
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Astrology Forecast and Electional Chart for July of 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, lunations in Capricorn and Leo, and much more. Later in the show […]
6/30/20171 hour, 30 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Modern Revival of Astrology, with Nick Campion

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 world on the history of astrology in western culture, and […]
6/29/20171 hour, 42 minutes, 47 seconds
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Dane Rudhyar and the Birth of Modern Astrology

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 conceptual work that he did in reformulating astrology for modern times, as well […]
6/26/20172 hours, 10 minutes, 42 seconds
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Planetary Yogas or Combinations with Ernst Wilhelm

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 topic titled Core Yogas: Yokes to the Fruits of Karmas. You can find […]
6/19/20171 hour, 43 minutes, 42 seconds
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Astrology Forecast for June of 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 cazimi in Cancer, and much more. Later in the show I highlight one auspicious […]
5/24/20171 hour, 50 minutes, 16 seconds
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Sam Reynolds on Talking Astrology with Bill Nye

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 different arguments that were made for and against astrology, as well […]
5/16/20172 hours, 1 minute, 7 seconds
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Bonatti’s 146 Considerations, with Nina Gryphon

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 practices traditional astrology, specializing in personal, financial, and political forecasting. She recently launched a […]
5/11/20171 hour, 42 minutes, 39 seconds
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Dorotheus of Sidon: A New Translation by Ben Dykes

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 during the time of the Roman Empire, and he wrote one of the earliest […]
5/7/20171 hour, 28 minutes, 56 seconds
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Astrology Forecast for May of 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 Nye’s new show that covered astrology, and some related issues surrounding the […]
5/1/20171 hour, 41 minutes, 23 seconds
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Light, Darkness, and Polarities in Astrology

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 research into the role that light plays in astrology over the past decade, and […]
4/24/20171 hour, 28 minutes, 5 seconds
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Lynn Bell on the Astrology of Family Dynamics

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, titled Planetary Threads: Patterns of Relating Among Family and Friends. […]
4/17/20171 hour, 54 minutes, 57 seconds
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April 2017 Q&A Session with Kelly Surtees

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, that we decided to do a followup show with just Kelly and Chris […]
4/11/20172 hours, 14 minutes, 32 seconds
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Astrology Forecast for April 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 don’t really need to know. Later in the episode I also highlight one auspicious […]
3/31/20171 hour, 49 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Age of Aquarius

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, and it ties in nicely […]
3/24/20171 hour, 27 minutes, 51 seconds
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100th Episode Q&A and Round Table Discussion

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 before we recorded the episode we put out a call for questions from […]
3/13/20171 hour, 50 minutes, 2 seconds
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In Defense of Prediction, with Adam Elenbaas

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 more information about Adam’s work see: NightlightAstrology.com. Below you will find the show […]
3/6/20171 hour, 35 minutes, 5 seconds
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Astrology Forecast for March 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 Pluto, and more. At the top of the episode we also announce the giveaway prizes for […]
2/28/20171 hour, 14 minutes, 8 seconds
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Hellenistic Astrology: The Study of Fate and Fortune

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 astrology that was practiced during the time of the Roman Empire, […]
2/25/20171 hour, 54 minutes, 50 seconds