Ben Dykes’ New Translation of Hephaistio of Thebes

In the 13th episode of the podcast I interview Benjamin Dykes about his new translation of book 3 of the Apotelesmatics of Hephaistio of Thebes. Hephaistio was a 5th century astrologer who wrote in Greek, and his third book contains some of the earliest material on electional astrology, largely derived from the 1st century astrologer […]

Robert Hand on Reconciling Modern and Traditional Astrology

In this episode of the podcast I interview world-renowned astrologer Robert Hand, and we talk about the issue of rebuilding the links between modern and traditional astrology. Rob is known for books such as Planets in Transit, Planets in Composite, and Horoscope Symbols, although he is also known for his work in recovering and reviving […]

The Astrology of Uranus and the United States

In this episode I interview astrologer Nick Dagan Best about his new book titled URANU.S.A.: Astrology Looks at the First Planet and Nation of the New World. The book focuses on three different periods in American history when transiting Uranus was in Gemini, and shows how these were pivotal times that coincided with great changes […]

The Future of Astrology

In the tenth episode of the show I discuss the future of astrology with Austin Coppock, who is the President of the Association for Young Astrologers (AYA). AYA is organizing a pre-conference workshop at the NCGR conference in Philadelphia next week that will showcase a range of different talks by members of the organization. We […]

The Relationship Between Hellenistic and Indian Astrology

In this episode I talk with astrologer Kenneth Johnson about the relationship between Hellenistic and Indian astrology, and the transmission of astrological doctrines between the two traditions. Kenneth has an M.A. in Eastern Studies from St. John’s College, where he focused on Classical Sanskrit, and has an extensive background in both Indian and western astrology. He […]

The Issue of House Division in Astrology

In this episode Chris and Kelly Surtees talk about the issue of house division in western astrology, and the range of different house systems that astrologers employ in practice. The discussion was motivated by some recent threads in the Professional Astrologers group on Facebook, including a poll which showed that a surprising number of astrologers […]

Mercury Retrograde: Myths and Realities

In the seventh episode of the show I talk with Kelly Surtees about the astrology of Mercury retrograde. Mercury recently went retrograde in Cancer, and so we thought that it would be an appropriate time to talk about the phenomenon on the show. During the course of the episode we discuss some events and circumstances […]

NORWAC Recap With Kelly Surtees

I just returned from the Northwest Astrology Conference (NORWAC) a few days ago, and in this episode I decided to do a recap of some of the high points of the conference with astrologer and fellow conference speaker Kelly Surtees. During the course of the show we talk about some of the people we met […]

The Fifth Episode of the Astrology Podcast

In the fifth episode of the podcast Chris and Patrick discuss the 2012 presidential election in retrospect, and some of the things that astrologers learned from it in terms of which techniques worked, and which didn’t. They also discuss some other notable events that occurred in the past few months since the last episode of […]

The Astrology of the 2012 Presidential Election

In the fourth episode of the podcast Patrick Watson of The Political Astrology Blog joins me to discuss the astrology of the 2012 presidential election in the United States. During the course of the show Patrick and I discuss topics such as the different astrological approaches to predicting the outcome of the election, the approach […]