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 […]

Saturn in Capricorn: Major Themes From 2017–2020

In episode 140 of the podcast astrologers Austin Coppock and Patrick Watson join the show to talk about the transit of Saturn through Capricorn, which will occur from December 2017 through December 2020. We begin the episode by talking about the natures of the planet Saturn and the zodiacal sign Capricorn, and how their significations […]

Elsbeth Ebertin and the Rise of Women in Astrology

In episode 137 of the podcast Dr. Jenn Zahrt joins the show to talk about Elsbeth Ebertin, who was a famous German astrologer who lived in the early 20th century, and was one of the first prominent female astrologers in modern times. During the course of the show we talk about Elsbeth’s life and work, […]

Astrology Forecast and Election for December 2017

In episode 134 of the podcast astrologers Austin Coppock and Kelly Surtees join me to talk about the astrological forecast for December of 2017. The astrology of December features a Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius that first stations in a conjunction with Saturn, Mars ingressing into Scorpio, and Saturn moving into Capricorn. At the top of […]

Richard Tarnas on Cosmos and Psyche

Episode 84 features an interview with Richard Tarnas about his book Cosmos and Psyche. This landmark book was released a decade ago, in 2006, and the purpose of this episode is to give an overview of the book, talk a bit about what went into writing it, as well as discuss some developments that have […]

Financial Astrology with Ray Merriman

Episode 76 of the podcast features an interview with astrologer Ray Merriman on the topic of financial astrology, including the use of astrology to time changes in financial markets. Ray is the President of the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR), and he is one of the most well-known financial astrologers in the astrological community. […]

Joan Quigley and the Reagans’ Use of Astrology

Episode 68 features a discussion with Nick Dagan Best about the famous astrologer Joan Quigley and her work for Ronald and Nancy Reagan while they were in the White House. Nancy Reagan died recently, on Sunday, March 6, 2016, and her use of astrology to help her husband while he was President was mentioned in […]

Venus Retrograde: Challenging Consensus

In the 39th episode of the show astrologer Nick Dagan Best joins me to talk about the phenomenon known as Venus retrograde, how it is defined, and what it means within the context of astrology. Nick is one of the leading experts on Venus retrograde periods, and during the course of the show explains how […]

Mundane Astrology with Benjamin Dykes

In this episode Benjamin Dykes joins to show to talk about his two recent books on mundane astrology, and some of the different techniques that ancient astrologers used to predict world events. Our discussion is based on Ben’s recent publication of a compilation of different Medieval works on mundane astrology that he translated in two […]

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 […]