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 […]

Medical Astrology With Lee Lehman

In episode 71 astrologer Lee Lehman joins the show to discuss medical astrology, and some of the ways that astrology and medicine have been used together since ancient times. Lee is the author of a book on medical astrology titled Traditional Medical Astrology. You can find out more information about Lee’s work on her website […]

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 […]

Mark Jones on the Therapeutic Potential of Astrology

In this episode I talk with astrologer Mark Jones about his new book titled The Soul Speaks: The Therapeutic Potential of Astrology. In the book Mark uses his background as a psychotherapist to help teach astrologers some useful skills for doing counseling. He makes the point that no matter what type of astrology you practice, […]

Birth Times and Improving Data Collection Efforts

In episode 41 of the podcast Patrick Watson and Nick Dagan Best join the show to discuss the topic of birth data collection. We start by answering some fundamental questions about why the birth time is important in natal astrology and why data collection is crucial for different types of astrological research. Later we launch […]

Ancient Timing Techniques: Time-Lords and Dashas

Kenneth Johnson joins me in the 30th episode of the show in order to talk about some of the ancient timing techniques that are used in the Hellenistic and Indian astrological traditions. During the course of the show we have a general discussion about time-lord and dasha systems in the east and west, how these […]

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 […]

The Ethics of Using Electional Astrology to Time a Birth

In this episode I talk with Patrick Watson about whether it is ethical to use electional astrology in order to choose a birth chart for a baby that is about to be born, as well as some of the issues connected with that topic. Patrick and his wife had a baby just last month, and […]

Data Collection and Celebrity vs. Personal Birth Charts

In this episode I talk with astrologer Kenneth Miller about the general topic of birth data collection as it relates to astrology. Much of the show focuses on discussing the debate over whether it is better to use the birth charts of celebrities as examples or if it is better to use the charts of […]

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 […]