Birth Times and Improving Data Collection Efforts

In episode 41 of the podcast Patrick Watson and Nick Dagan Best join the show to discuss the topic of birth data collection. We start by answering some fundamental questions about why the birth time is important in natal astrology and why data collection is crucial for different types of astrological research. Later we launch […]

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 […]

The Astrology of Uranus and the United States

In this episode I interview astrologer Nick Dagan Best about his new book titled URANU.S.A.: Astrology Looks at the First Planet and Nation of the New World. The book focuses on three different periods in American history when transiting Uranus was in Gemini, and shows how these were pivotal times that coincided with great changes […]

The Definition of “Astrologer” with Nick Dagan Best

In the third episode of the podcast Nick Dagan Best and I discuss the definition of the word “astrologer”, and talk about the pros and cons of some of the different ways that people define the term. The central question is what does it take to be considered an astrologer?  Should the term “astrologer” only […]