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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Astrologers Dating Astrologers: Advantages and Pitfalls

In episode 201 astrologers Eugenia Krok and Tareck Ghoneim 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]