Birth Data Collection, Sect, and Other Research

astrolabeThe 23rd episode is a solo show where I talk about some upcoming conferences and workshops, the latest news in the astrological community, and some topics that I’ve been researching lately.

The research topics I discuss include birth data collection, determining when a chart switches from day to night, and an issue related to reception.

Below you will find the show notes, followed by links to download or stream the episode:

Outline of the Episode and Relevant Links

  • Upcoming conferences and workshops I’m speaking at:
  • Jeff Jawer’s cancer fundraiser.
    • General discussion about the important role of community fundraisers in the astrological community.
  • Astrotheme and issues with the veracity of celebrity birth data on their website.
  • Recent research project I’ve been doing on sect, and the question of when exactly it becomes a day chart or night chart.
  • The recurring issue I’ve talked about before where a transit or other timing technique will indicate something happening in a person’s life, and an event does happen but the native isn’t aware of it because it wasn’t within their field of vision, and the implications this has for astrological research.
  • Teaser about an upcoming episode where I will talk with a guest about the topic of reception and specific debate about one facet of the technique that I recently became aware of.

Download or Stream the Podcast

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Comments

  1. thanks chris.. the comments on astrotheme were especially relevant. i enjoyed the show. thanks!

  2. astrotheme is really very questionable. i really do not like so called celebrity chart because one cannot be sure if even the birthdate is accurate let alone their birthtime. thanks for yoir podcasts

  3. Thanks for all your thoughts Chris and just want to express appreciation for the extra care you took to investigate astrotheme. I decided long ago to never trust them, but the investigative time you put into this is valuable.

  4. Hi Chris,
    I found this episode useful. Thank you for sharing your disappointment with astrotheme, I too have noticed discrepancies in their chart data and would not use them for anything serious.

    Astrotheme is certainly to blame and such lying and outright manipulation should be made very public so that the astrological community starts to avoid this website. However, a very important issue arises, namely if an Astrology practitioner chooses to use a chart from astrotheme for an article or teaching and by examining the chart cannot determine whether the data is accurate (at least the Asc, let’s skip the 2 Lots), and especially if this happens more than once, such a person has no right to call themselves an Astrology practitioner (I don’t use the word “astrologer”), much less charge money.

    You said you are planning to make more episodes in the coming months. Might I suggest that you do an episode on the houses of travel and living abroad. This is a key topic especially in today’s mobile world yet it has not been given the attention it deserves. One reason perhaps is because it is controversial and no one has researched it in depth and published those findings. There are disagreements even in Jyotish where they use the same 3rd 7th. 9th and 12th, (what a surprise, yeah right!) but some use the 8th as well and take note of the 4th of course.

  5. Mary Plumb says:

    Hi Chris,
    Great talk..thank you
    I’m especially interested in your observation regarding sect when Sun is within 6 degrees of horizon..(or, maybe up to 15 degrees and the definitions of ‘twilight’, etc..)
    Are you currently thinking that this closeness (i.e., below the Asc or Desc) would suggest either sect is possible for that particular chart, or that it would definitely be a day birth if the Sun was 6 degrees below horizon?
    Mary

    • Chris Brennan says:

      So far what it looks like in the charts I’ve been researching is that if the Sun is within 6 degrees degrees below the horizon that it will still be a day chart. I’m still in the process of trying to gather and test examples though, so I don’t have any final conclusions yet. I just know that I have a few charts now that behave like day charts rather than night charts even though the Sun is slightly below the horizon.

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