Fate, Free Will, and Astrology

In this episode astrologer Mark Jones joins the show to discuss some philosophical issues related to astrology, and different arguments that astrologers have about its implications for fate and free will. During the course of the show Mark and I talk about topics such as the extent to which astrology implies that people’s lives are […]

Astrology Forecast and Elections for October 2015

In this episode Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock join the show once again to talk about the major astrological aspects for the month of October 2015, as well as some of the most auspicious electional dates I could find that month. During the course of the episode we cover Jupiter trine Pluto, Mars opposite Neptune, […]

Responses to Common Scientific Criticisms of Astrology

In this episode astrologer Samuel F. Reynolds joins the show to talk about some common criticisms of astrology from the scientific and skeptical communities, and how astrologers respond to those criticisms. Astrology occupies a unique position in society where it has historically been the subject of criticism from both the scientific as well as the […]

Saturn in Sagittarius

In the 45th episode of the podcast four astrologers join the show to talk about the upcoming ingress of Saturn in Sagittarius. In the first half of the show I talk with Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock about what Saturn in Sagittarius means from a broad symbolic perspective, as well as what it means for […]

Conferences, Detriment, Legality of Astrology, etc.

In the 44th episode of the show Leisa Schaim joins me to talk about a few different research projects and topics related to astrology that we’ve been working on or thinking about lately. The four main topics that we discuss are 1) current models for astrological conferences, 2) finding a more appropriate technical term to […]

Astrology Forecast and Elections for September 2015

Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock join the show to talk about the major astrological alignments for the month of September, as well as some of the most auspicious electional dates for the month. During the course of the show we cover Saturn’s ingress into Sagittarius and departure from Scorpio, Venus stationing direct in Leo and […]

Mark Jones on the Therapeutic Potential of Astrology

In this episode I talk with astrologer Mark Jones about his new book titled The Soul Speaks: The Therapeutic Potential of Astrology. In the book Mark uses his background as a psychotherapist to help teach astrologers some useful skills for doing counseling. He makes the point that no matter what type of astrology you practice, […]

Birth Times and Improving Data Collection Efforts

In episode 41 of the podcast Patrick Watson and Nick Dagan Best join the show to discuss the topic of birth data collection. We start by answering some fundamental questions about why the birth time is important in natal astrology and why data collection is crucial for different types of astrological research. Later we launch […]

Sun-Sign Astrology: Pros and Cons

In the 40th episode of the podcast astrologers Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock join the show to talk about the pros and cons of Sun-sign astrology. The starting point for our discussion is a phenomenon where sometimes people¬† who are just getting into the study of more advanced forms of astrology go through a period […]

Venus Retrograde: Challenging Consensus

In the 39th episode of the show astrologer Nick Dagan Best joins me to talk about the phenomenon known as Venus retrograde, how it is defined, and what it means within the context of astrology. Nick is one of the leading experts on Venus retrograde periods, and during the course of the show explains how […]