Electional Astrology: How to Find Auspicious Dates & Times

In episode 190 of the podcast astrologers Chris Brennan and Leisa Schaim provide an introduction to electional astrology, which is the application of astrology to find auspicious dates and times to begin new ventures and undertakings. On the forecast episodes of the podcast we regularly feature an auspicious electional chart for the month ahead, but […]

The Transmission of Horoscopic Astrology to China & Japan

In episode 181 of the podcast Dr. Jeffrey Kotyk joins the show to talk about the practice of astrology in China in ancient times, and in particular the transmission of horoscopic astrology to China and Japan starting in the 9th century. Jeffrey is an academic historian from Winnipeg, Canada, who specializes in the study of […]

The Origins of Horary Astrology

In episode 145 astrologer and academic historian Levente László joins the show to talk about the origins of the fourth branch of western astrology, known as horary astrology. The focus of the episode is the mysterious origins of horary astrology, and the question of when and how it was originally developed. As discussed in episode […]

Theophilus of Edessa: Translating His Astrological Works

In episode 120 of the podcast Benjamin Dykes and Eduardo Gramaglia join the show to talk about their new translation of the astrological works of the 8th century astrologer Theophilus of Edessa. Theophilus was a Christian astrologer who served the kings of the early Islamic Empire around the time of the pivotal transition between the […]

Dorotheus of Sidon: A New Translation by Ben Dykes

In episode 107 of the podcast astrologer Benjamin Dykes joins the show to talk about his new translation of the work of the 1st century astrologer Dorotheus of Sidon. Dorotheus was a highly influential astrologer who lived in the Mediterranean region during the time of the Roman Empire, and he wrote one of the earliest […]

Saturn as Feminine, and the Earliest Female Astrologer

Episode 86 is a solo show where I talk about a couple of research projects I’ve been working on recently in connection with the book I’m writing on Hellenistic astrology. The first topic is the question of whether Saturn was conceptualized as feminine by some astrologers in the early Hellenistic tradition, while the second is […]