Reflections on United Astrology Conference 2018

In episode 160 of the show astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Spencer Michaud join me to talk about our experiences at the recent United Astrology Conference, which took place in Chicago from roughly May 23-30, 2018. During the course of the discussion we talk about some of the lectures we gave, lectures we saw, […]

Live Podcast Event at United Astrology Conference 2018

Episode 159 is a live podcast discussion that was recorded in front of an audience at the United Astrology Conference in Chicago on May 27, 2018, with Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan. This was our first time hosting an event like this, or recording an episode of the podcast in person in front […]

Answering Birth Chart Questions from Listeners

In episode 155 of the podcast Kelly Surtees joined me to do a live stream on YouTube where we took some questions from listeners about their birth charts, and then demonstrated how we would answer those questions as astrologers in a consultation setting. This was a bit of an experiment, as I had never really […]

Secondary Progressions: Every Day Symbolizes A Year

In episode 144 of the podcast astrologer Kelly Surtees joins the show to talk about a popular timing technique known as secondary progressions, where every day of the native’s life symbolizes an entire year. In this episode we talk about how to calculate secondary progressions, as well as how to identify important turning points and […]

Sun-Sign Astrology: Pros and Cons

In the 40th episode of the podcast astrologers Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock join the show to talk about the pros and cons of Sun-sign astrology. The starting point for our discussion is a phenomenon where sometimes people¬† who are just getting into the study of more advanced forms of astrology go through a period […]

Astrology Forecast & Auspicious Dates for August 2015

Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock join the show to provide a look ahead at the major astrological alignments in August of 2015. We cover the Venus retrograde in Virgo/Leo, Saturn stationing direct in Scorpio, Jupiter making its ingress into Virgo, and more. We also highlight several auspicious dates that occur during the course of the […]

Astrology Forecast and Auspicious Dates for July 2015

In this episode astrologers Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock join the podcast to talk about the major astrological alignments in July of 2015. We also discuss some auspicious dates for beginning different types of ventures, according to the rules of electional astrology. This is the second time that Kelly and I have done a monthly […]

Tips for Learning Astrology and Becoming an Astrologer

In this episode astrologer Kelly Surtees joins the show to talk about some tips for how to learn astrology and eventually become an astrologer. The discussion is partially based on an article I wrote years ago on my blog titled 10 tips for learning astrology. (Update 8/18/2018: also see my video on five quick beginner […]

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 […]

Mercury Retrograde: Myths and Realities

In the seventh episode of the show I talk with Kelly Surtees about the astrology of Mercury retrograde. Mercury recently went retrograde in Cancer, and so we thought that it would be an appropriate time to talk about the phenomenon on the show. During the course of the episode we discuss some events and circumstances […]