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 […]

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 […]

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 […]