Sade Sati: Saturn Transiting the Natal Moon

In episode 135 astrologer Ryan Kurczak joins the show to talk about the concept of sade sati in Indian astrology, which is a 7.5 year period when Saturn transits the signs around the natal Moon. As we discuss in the episode, the sade sati transit is usually said to begin when Saturn moves into the […]

Unexpected Lunar Nodes Discussion with Adam Sommer

In episode 127 astrologer Adam Sommer of the Exploring Astrology podcast joined the show to answer some questions submitted by listeners of both of our podcasts, but we got stuck on the very first question and ended up having a 90-minute discussion about the lunar nodes. On the Moon’s Nodes We open the episode by […]

The Tropical Zodiac in Indian Astrology, with Vic DiCara

In episode 115 of the podcast astrologer Vic DiCara joins the show to talk about his use of the tropical zodiac within the context of Indian astrology, and some of the recent debates surrounding the subject among Vedic astrologers. Vic has done a number of articles and videos on this topic, and recently engaged in […]

Planetary Yogas or Combinations with Ernst Wilhelm

In episode 111 of the podcast astrologer Ernst Wilhelm joins the show to talk about the concept of planetary yogas in Vedic astrology, which are chart placements and combinations that indicate specific outcomes. Ernst is the author of a book on the topic titled Core Yogas: Yokes to the Fruits of Karmas. You can find […]

The Zodiac Debate: Tropical vs Sidereal

In episode 60 of the podcast astrologers Kenneth Miller and Nick Dagan Best join the show in order to help me tackle the zodiac debate, and discuss the differences between the tropical and sidereal zodiacs. Below are notes on some of the topics that we discussed in the episode, followed by the link to listen […]

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 […]

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 Future of Astrology

In the tenth episode of the show I discuss the future of astrology with Austin Coppock, who is the President of the Association for Young Astrologers (AYA). AYA is organizing a pre-conference workshop at the NCGR conference in Philadelphia next week that will showcase a range of different talks by members of the organization. We […]

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 […]