Branches and Traditions of Astrology

In the 29th episode of the podcast I talk about the different branches and traditions of astrology. There are four major “branches” of western astrology, which represent different applications of the subject, along with its various subsets. The traditions of astrology represent different eras in which it was practiced, each of which have their own […]

The Life and Work of Astrologer James Holden

In the 27th episode of the show I’m joined by Demetra George in order to talk about the late astrologer James Herschel Holden. Holden was an astrologer, historian, and translator who became the Research Director of the American Federation of Astrologers in 1982, and served in that role until he died on August 13, 2013 […]

Austin Coppock on the Astrology of the Decans

In this episode I interview astrologer Austin Coppock about his groundbreaking new book, titled 36 Faces: The History, Astrology and Magic of the Decans. The book covers the history, philosophy, and interpretation of each of the 36 decans. The majority of the text focuses on providing delineations for each of the decans based on symbolic […]

Ben Dykes’ New Translation of Hephaistio of Thebes

In the 13th episode of the podcast I interview Benjamin Dykes about his new translation of book 3 of the Apotelesmatics of Hephaistio of Thebes. Hephaistio was a 5th century astrologer who wrote in Greek, and his third book contains some of the earliest material on electional astrology, largely derived from the 1st century astrologer […]

The Relationship Between Hellenistic and Indian Astrology

In this episode I talk with astrologer Kenneth Johnson about the relationship between Hellenistic and Indian astrology, and the transmission of astrological doctrines between the two traditions. Kenneth has an M.A. in Eastern Studies from St. John’s College, where he focused on Classical Sanskrit, and has an extensive background in both Indian and western astrology. He […]

The Issue of House Division in Astrology

In this episode Chris and Kelly Surtees talk about the issue of house division in western astrology, and the range of different house systems that astrologers employ in practice. The discussion was motivated by some recent threads in the Professional Astrologers group on Facebook, including a poll which showed that a surprising number of astrologers […]

Ben Dykes on Electional Astrology

In the second episode of The Astrology Podcast I interview Dr. Benjamin Dykes about his new book on electional astrology, titled Choices and Inceptions: Traditional Electional Astrology. Ben is one of the leading authorities in the world today on the subject of Medieval astrology. His new book is a compilation of translations of several Medieval […]

The First Episode of the Astrology Podcast

The first episode of the astrology podcast has been released!  You can download the MP3 or stream it right from the website at the bottom of this post. Since this is the first episode I went ahead and introduced myself, and then spent the rest of the time discussing my plans for the show, in […]