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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]