Become a Patron of The Astrology Podcast

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Today I am announcing the launch of a new subscription service for the The Astrology Podcast through the website Patreon. Patreon allows podcast creators like myself to receive donations from their listeners on an ongoing basis, which essentially creates an optional or voluntary subscription model for the podcast. I will continue to record and release […]

Astrology Forecast and Auspicious Dates for July 2015

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In this episode astrologers Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock join the podcast to talk about the major astrological alignments in July of 2015. We also discuss some auspicious dates for beginning different types of ventures, according to the rules of electional astrology. This is the second time that Kelly and I have done a monthly […]

History Channel Astrology Episode Commentary

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In the 33rd episode of the podcast Leisa Schaim joins the show to talk about the recent History Channel episode on astrology, and discuss the pros and cons of the coverage of astrology in that show. During the course of the podcast we provide a synopsis of the History Channel episode, as well as a […]

Astrology Forecast and Elections for June 2015

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This episode of the podcast features a new segment where astrologer Kelly Surtees joins me to provide a forecast of some of the major astrological trends for the month of June 2015, as well as highlight some of the most auspicious electional charts during the course of the month. The astrology forecast segment is based […]

Tips for Learning Astrology and Becoming an Astrologer

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In this episode astrologer Kelly Surtees joins the show to talk about some tips for how to learn astrology and eventually become an astrologer. The discussion is partially based on an article I wrote years ago on my blog titled 10 tips for learning astrology. I wanted to return to the topic again in order […]

Ancient Timing Techniques: Time-Lords and Dashas

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Kenneth Johnson joins me in the 30th episode of the show in order to talk about some of the ancient timing techniques that are used in the Hellenistic and Indian astrological traditions. During the course of the show we have a general discussion about time-lord and dasha systems in the east and west, how these […]

Branches and Traditions of Astrology

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In the 29th episode of the podcast I talk about the different branches and traditions of astrology. There are four major “branches” of western astrology, which represent different applications of the subject, along with its various subsets. The traditions of astrology represent different eras in which it was practiced, each of which have their own […]

Mitigating Factors in Traditional Astrology

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In the 28th episode of the show I talk with astrologer Michael Ofek about the many different mitigating factors that traditional astrologers take into account when determining a planet’s condition in a chart. Michael is the leading expert on traditional astrology in Israel, and he offers consultations and classes through his website at www.ofek-sky.com. We […]

The Life and Work of Astrologer James Holden

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In the 27th episode of the show I’m joined by Demetra George in order to talk about the late astrologer James Herschel Holden. Holden was an astrologer, historian, and translator who became the Research Director of the American Federation of Astrologers in 1982, and served in that role until he died on August 13, 2013 […]

Modern and Traditional Views on Difficult Placements

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In the 26th episode of the show I talk with astrologer Mark Jones about the differences between modern and traditional views on difficult chart placements, and we discuss the validity of using distinctions such as “benefic” and “malefic” in astrology. Mark’s background is in counseling and psychology, and he specializes in evolutionary astrology. His 2011 […]