Astrology Forecast and Elections for March 2016

Episode 66 features a discussion with Austin Coppock and Kelly Surtees about the astrological forecast for March of 2016, as well as a segment with Leisa Schaim about some of the most auspicious electional charts over the next few weeks. The cover art for this episode is from the 2016 PlanetWatcher Astrology Calendar. Below you […]

The Professional Astrologer Book Interview

Episode 65 features an interview with astrologer Maurice Fernandez about a new book that he edited titled The Professional Astrologer: Building a Successful Astrology Practice. The book was published by the Organization for Professional Astrology (OPA), which Maurice is the president of, and it features contributions by a wide range of practicing astrologers which provides […]

The Significations of the Seven Traditional Planets

In episode 64 Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock  join the show to talk about the meanings of the seven classical celestial bodies, as well as how astrologers developed those meanings. The topic was motivated by Chris recently finishing a translation of a chapter on the significations of the planets from the 2nd century astrologer Vettius […]

Astrology Forecast and Elections for February 2016

Episode 63 features a discussion with Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock about some of the major astrological alignments and auspicious electional charts in the upcoming month of February 2016. During the course of the show we cover topics such as the impending Mars retrograde in Sagittarius and Scorpio, an upcoming emphasis on mutable signs, and […]

The Lives and Works of the Hellenistic Astrologers

In episode 62 of the podcast I provide an extensive overview of the lives and works of some of the major astrologers of the Hellenistic astrological tradition, ranging from the 3rd century BCE to the 7th century CE. During the course of the episode I give an overview of the rise and fall of astrology […]

The Debate Over the Origins of Hellenistic Astrology

Episode 61 features a discussion with astrologer and specialist in Babylonian astrology Maria Mateus about the origins of Hellenistic astrology. We primarily focus on a recent debate that has developed in the astrological and academic communities over the past couple decades over whether Hellenistic astrology came about as a result of a sudden invention, or […]

The Zodiac Debate: Tropical vs Sidereal

In episode 60 of the podcast astrologers Kenneth Miller and Nick Dagan Best join the show in order to help me tackle the zodiac debate, and discuss the differences between the tropical and sidereal zodiacs. Below are notes on some of the topics that we discussed in the episode, followed by the link to listen […]

Misconceptions About Older Forms of Astrology

In episode 59 astrologer Leisa Schaim joins me to talk about common misconceptions about ancient astrology, which is one of a series of podcasts I’ll be doing related to topics I’m thinking about as I go through the process of writing my forthcoming book on Hellenistic astrology. During the course of the show we talk […]

The Star of Bethlehem

In episode 58 astrologer Kenneth Miller joins me to talk about the astrology surrounding the Star of Bethlehem and the birth chart of Jesus. During the course of the show we talk about the history surrounding this topic, some of the different theories about what the Star of Bethlehem was, and try to explain some […]

Astrology Forecast and Transits for 2016

In episode 57 astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan look at some of the major transits and alignments for the year ahead, and give an overview of the astrology of 2016. This episode takes the place of our usual monthly forecast, although we still touch upon some of the major themes for January. […]