Hellenistic Astrology: The Study of Fate and Fortune

In episode 97 of the podcast I talk about the recent release of my new book on ancient astrology, titled Hellenistic Astrology: The Study of Fate and Fortune. The book provides one of the first comprehensive surveys in modern times of the type of astrology that was practiced during the time of the Roman Empire, […]

Q&A Episode: Arabic Parts, House Division, Mythology

In episode 82 of the podcast Kelly Surtees and Leisa Schaim join the show in order to help answer some questions that were sent in by listeners of the podcast over the past couple of months on a variety of topics. The questions covered topics such as the origins and rationale of the Arabic Parts, […]

The Debate Over the Origins of Hellenistic Astrology

Episode 61 features a discussion with astrologer and specialist in Babylonian astrology Maria Mateus about the origins of Hellenistic astrology. We primarily focus on a recent debate that has developed in the astrological and academic communities over the past couple decades over whether Hellenistic astrology came about as a result of a sudden invention, or […]

The Debate About Ancient Systems of House Division

Episode 54 of the podcast is a follow-up to episode 52 where I gave a lecture on whole sign houses, which I presented as an advocacy piece that was structured around 12 arguments for why I personally think that it is the best approach to house division. There was a bit of controversy on Facebook […]

Whole Sign Houses: The Best System of House Division

This episode of the podcast is a recording of a lecture I presented recently titled 12 Reasons Why Whole Sign Houses is the Best House System. This talk was presented on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 as an evening webinar for the Nightlight Astrology group organized by Adam Elenbaas. When Adam invited me to give a […]

The Life and Work of Astrologer James Holden

In the 27th episode of the show I’m joined by Demetra George in order to talk about the late astrologer James Herschel Holden. Holden was an astrologer, historian, and translator who became the Research Director of the American Federation of Astrologers in 1982, and served in that role until he died on August 13, 2013 […]

Robert Hand on Reconciling Modern and Traditional Astrology

In this episode of the podcast I interview world-renowned astrologer Robert Hand, and we talk about the issue of rebuilding the links between modern and traditional astrology. Rob is known for books such as Planets in Transit, Planets in Composite, and Horoscope Symbols, although he is also known for his work in recovering and reviving […]

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 […]