The Transmission of Horoscopic Astrology to China & Japan

In episode 181 of the podcast Dr. Jeffrey Kotyk joins the show to talk about the practice of astrology in China in ancient times, and in particular the transmission of horoscopic astrology to China and Japan starting in the 9th century. Jeffrey is an academic historian from Winnipeg, Canada, who specializes in the study of […]

Zodiac Sign Cusps: What’s It Mean to Be Born on a Cusp?

Episode 177 features a discussion between Chris Brennan and Austin Coppock about a recent issue has arisen in the astrological community over zodiac sign cusps, and what it means when a person is born on a cusp. Sun-sign astrology became popular over the course of the past century, and everyone knows their “sign,” which is […]

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 […]

The Elephant in the Room

Episode 147 of the podcast features a discussion with Rick Levine about a recent controversy in the astrological community that centered on a lecture that Glenn Perry gave at a conference in India attacking the sidereal zodiac. Background on the Discussion The event was the 28th International Vedic Astrology Conference, which took place in Kolkata, […]

Astrology Forecast for March of 2018

In episode 146 astrologers Austin Coppock and Kelly Surtees join the show to talk about the astrological forecast for March of 2018. The forecast for March features a shift of all of the inner planets from Pisces to Aries, Jupiter stationing retrograde in Scorpio, and Mars moving into Capricorn where it joins Saturn and Pluto. […]

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 […]