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 […]

Talking with Vedic Astrologer James Braha

Episode 196 features an interview with Vedic astrologer James Braha, where we talk about his life and work in astrology. James is the author of 6 books on astrology, including Ancient Hindu Astrology for the Modern Western Astrologer, and The Art and Practice of Ancient Hindu Astrology. For more information about his work visit: JamesBraha.com […]

March 2019 Astrology Forecast: Mercury Retro in Pisces

Episode 195 features astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan talking about the astrological forecast for the month of March 2019. The astrology of March includes Mercury going retrograde in Pisces and eventually stationing direct conjunct Neptune, as well as Uranus making its final ingress into Taurus where it will stay for several years. […]

Reincarnation and Astrology, with Steven Forrest

Episode 194 features an interview with Steven Forrest about the concept of reincarnation, and the question of whether astrology can be used to find information about past lives. Steven is one of the founders of a popular approach to astrology in modern times called Evolutionary Astrology, which holds karma and reincarnation as key principles. In […]

The Vimshottari Dasha System in Vedic Astrology

Episode 193 features an interview with astrologer Freedom Cole on the vimshottari dasha system, which is a timing technique used in Vedic astrology. In the last episode of the podcast we presented an introduction to a recently recovered ancient time-lord technique called zodiacal releasing, and noted how a number of similar techniques called “dasha” systems […]