Dennis Harness on Astrological Counseling Styles

Episode 168 features an interview with Vedic astrologer Dennis Harness where we talk about different styles of conducting astrological consultations, and some potential challenges that new astrologers should watch out for when seeing clients. We begin by talking about different styles that astrologers use in order to conduct natal consultations, which can range from informational […]

Is Prediction Killing Astrology? ISAR Panel at UAC 2018

This is a recording of a panel discussion that took place at the United Astrology Conference in Chicago last month titled “Is Prediction Killing Astrology?” The panel was organized by the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR) as a free pre-conference event that took place on May 23, 2018, as a precursor to the United […]

The Astrology of Eclipses, with Bernadette Brady

In episode 119 of the podcast Dr. Bernadette Brady joins the show to talk about the astrological significance of eclipses, and how astrologers have viewed and worked with them, both in ancient and in modern times. Bernadette has a PhD in Anthropology, and she is a tutor for the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology […]

Hellenistic Astrology: The Study of Fate and Fortune

In episode 97 of the podcast I talk about the recent release of my new book on ancient astrology, titled Hellenistic Astrology: The Study of Fate and Fortune. The book provides one of the first comprehensive surveys in modern times of the type of astrology that was practiced during the time of the Roman Empire, […]

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 […]

Misconceptions About Older Forms of Astrology

In episode 59 astrologer Leisa Schaim joins me to talk about common misconceptions about ancient astrology, which is one of a series of podcasts I’ll be doing related to topics I’m thinking about as I go through the process of writing my forthcoming book on Hellenistic astrology. During the course of the show we talk […]

Geoffrey Cornelius on The Moment of Astrology

Episode 53 of the podcast features an interview with astrologer Geoffrey Cornelius about his book The Moment of Astrology: Origins in Divination. The book was originally published in 1994, and over the past 21 years has become one of the most influential books on the philosophy of astrology in modern times. Rob Hand has called […]

10 Problems That Are Unique to Astrologers

In episode 50 Patrick Watson joins the show to talk about his list of 10 unique problems that only astrologers have. Some of the problems represent real issues regarding the perception of astrology in modern society, while others that are just humorous annoyances that astrology enthusiasts have to deal with from time to time. The […]

Fate, Free Will, and Astrology

In this episode astrologer Mark Jones joins the show to discuss some philosophical issues related to astrology, and different arguments that astrologers have about its implications for fate and free will. During the course of the show Mark and I talk about topics such as the extent to which astrology implies that people’s lives are […]

Christopher Warnock on Astrology, Magic and the Occult

The 16th episode of the podcast features an interview with astrologer Christopher Warnock on the topic of astrology, magic, and the occult. Christopher is one of the leading practitioners of astrological magic in the world today, and he is well known for his work with talismans, publishing translations of magical texts such as the Picatrix, […]