Rectification: Using Astrology to Find Your Birth Time

In episode 169 of the podcast astrologers Chris Brennan, Leisa Schaim, and Patrick Watson provide a detailed introduction to the topic of rectification, which is a procedure used to find a person’s birth time when it is otherwise unknown or uncertain. Rectification is often regarded as one of the most difficult things to do in […]

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 […]

Annual Profections: A Basic Time-Lord Technique

Episode 153 of the podcast is a recording of a webinar by Chris Brennan on an ancient timing technique known as annual profections, which is used to make yearly predictions about a person’s life. The lecture begins by introducing the concept of time-lord techniques in Hellenistic astrology, and how they are used to determine when […]

Saturn Return in Sagittarius Retrospective

In episode 131 of the podcast astrologers Leisa Schaim and Patrick Watson join the show to talk about some examples of Saturn returns that we have observed over the past few years as Saturn has been transiting through the zodiacal sign of Sagittarius. Our example charts include a mixture of celebrity charts, charts of friends […]

The Importance of Astronomy for Astrology

In episode 121 of the podcast astrologer Gemini Brett joins the show to talk about why it is important for astrologers to have some grounding in the astronomy underlying astrology, as well as some of the problems that can arise when they don’t. In the first half of the show we discuss the separation between […]

Light, Darkness, and Polarities in Astrology

In episode 105 Israeli astrologer Michael Ofek joins the show to talk about the important but often overlooked role that the concept of light plays as a foundational principle in many different areas of astrology. The discussion is based on Michael’s research into the role that light plays in astrology over the past decade, and […]

Misconceptions About Older Forms of Astrology

In episode 59 astrologer Leisa Schaim joins me to talk about common misconceptions about ancient astrology, which is one of a series of podcasts I’ll be doing related to topics I’m thinking about as I go through the process of writing my forthcoming book on Hellenistic astrology. During the course of the show we talk […]

Astrology Forecast and Elections for October 2015

In this episode Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock join the show once again to talk about the major astrological aspects for the month of October 2015, as well as some of the most auspicious electional dates I could find that month. During the course of the episode we cover Jupiter trine Pluto, Mars opposite Neptune, […]

Robert Hand on Sect: Day vs. Night Charts

In the 37th episode Robert Hand joins the show to talk about the distinction between day and night charts in astrology, which is known as the concept of sect. Rob is one of the main astrologers who reintroduced sect to western astrology after it was rediscovered in translations of ancient texts in the mid-1990s. He […]

Mitigating Factors in Traditional Astrology

In the 28th episode of the show I talk with astrologer Michael Ofek about the many different mitigating factors that traditional astrologers take into account when determining a planet’s condition in a chart. Michael is the leading expert on traditional astrology in Israel, and he offers consultations and classes through his website at www.ofek-sky.com. We […]