The Nature and Value of Astrological Prediction

In episode 77 astrologer John Marchesella joins the show to talk about the value of astrological prediction, and what he has learned about the nature of astrology after practicing it for 40 years. John is the President of the National Council for Geocosmic Research, which is hosting a major astrological conference titled The Many Faces […]

Astrological Training, Certification, and Credentials

In episode 72 astrologer Anne Ortelee joins the show to talk about the process of becoming a professional astrologer, and specifically the pros and cons of becoming certified by the major astrological organizations as part of pursuing astrology as a vocation. Anne is the host of the Weekly Weather astrology podcast, and you can find […]

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 […]

Tips for Becoming a Better Astrologer

Episode 56 is a lecture by Chris Brennan titled Tips for Becoming a Better Astrologer. This is a recording of a live talk that I presented at a meeting of the local astrology group that I organize called the Denver Astrology Group. It was recorded on November 14, 2015 at the Mercury Cafe. In the […]

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 […]

Tips for Learning Astrology and Becoming an Astrologer

In this episode astrologer Kelly Surtees joins the show to talk about some tips for how to learn astrology and eventually become an astrologer. The discussion is partially based on an article I wrote years ago on my blog titled 10 tips for learning astrology. I wanted to return to the topic again in order […]

Astrology and Tarot: Professional Parallels

In the 21st episode of the show I talk with professional tarot card reader Brigit Esselmont of BiddyTarot.com about the parallels between the professional practice of astrology and tarot. A few months ago I listened to an interview that Brigit did on another podcast, and I was interested in her story about making the transition […]

The Definition of “Astrologer” with Nick Dagan Best

In the third episode of the podcast Nick Dagan Best and I discuss the definition of the word “astrologer”, and talk about the pros and cons of some of the different ways that people define the term. The central question is what does it take to be considered an astrologer?  Should the term “astrologer” only […]