Q&A Episode: Arabic Parts, House Division, Mythology

In episode 82 of the podcast Kelly Surtees and Leisa Schaim join the show in order to help answer some questions that were sent in by listeners of the podcast over the past couple of months on a variety of topics. The questions covered topics such as the origins and rationale of the Arabic Parts, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Robert Hand on Sect: Day vs. Night Charts

In the 37th episode Robert Hand joins the show to talk about the distinction between day and night charts in astrology, which is known as the concept of sect. Rob is one of the main astrologers who reintroduced sect to western astrology after it was rediscovered in translations of ancient texts in the mid-1990s. He […]

Mitigating Factors in Traditional Astrology

In the 28th episode of the show I talk with astrologer Michael Ofek about the many different mitigating factors that traditional astrologers take into account when determining a planet’s condition in a chart. Michael is the leading expert on traditional astrology in Israel, and he offers consultations and classes through his website at www.ofek-sky.com. We […]

Modern and Traditional Views on Difficult Placements

In the 26th episode of the show I talk with astrologer Mark Jones about the differences between modern and traditional views on difficult chart placements, and we discuss the validity of using distinctions such as “benefic” and “malefic” in astrology. Mark’s background is in counseling and psychology, and he specializes in evolutionary astrology. His 2011 […]

Reception as a Mitigating Factor in Astrology

In the 25th episode of the show I talk with astrologer Ryhan Butler about the concept of reception, and a specific debate surrounding the technique and the way that it can be used as a mitigating for afflicted planets. Ryhan is the author of the Starlight Knight Astrology blog, and he also recently launched a […]

Modern vs. Traditional Astrology Debate

This episode of The Astrology Podcast features a recording of a live debate between Eric Meyers and Chris Brennan on the differences between modern and traditional astrology. The recent revival of the older, pre-20th century forms of astrology in the past few decades has led to some major differences in how “modern” and “traditional” astrologers […]

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 […]