The Astrology Podcast Transcripts

This page lists transcripts of episodes of The Astrology Podcast that are currently available.

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  1. The First Episode of the Astrology Podcast
  2. Ben Dykes on Electional Astrology
  3. The Definition of “Astrologer” with Nick Dagan Best
  4. The Astrology of the 2012 Presidential Election
  5. The Fifth Episode of the Astrology Podcast
  6. NORWAC Recap With Kelly Surtees
  7. Mercury Retrograde: Myths and Realities
  8. The Issue of House Division in Astrology
  9. The Relationship Between Hellenistic and Indian Astrology
  10. The Future of Astrology
  11. The Astrology of Uranus and the United States
  12. Robert Hand on Reconciling Modern and Traditional Astrology
  13. Ben Dykes’ New Translation of Hephaistio of Thebes
  14. Data Collection and Celebrity vs. Personal Birth Charts
  15. The Ethics of Using Electional Astrology to Time a Birth
  16. Christopher Warnock on Astrology, Magic and the Occult
  17. The Rationale for the Significations of the Houses
  18. Modern vs. Traditional Astrology Debate
  19. Objective Versus Subjective Reality in Astrology
  20. Austin Coppock on the Astrology of the Decans
  21. Astrology and Tarot: Professional Parallels
  22. The Astrology of 2015
  23. Birth Data Collection, Sect, and Other Research
  24. Understanding Your Saturn Return
  25. Reception as a Mitigating Factor in Astrology
  26. Modern and Traditional Views on Difficult Placements
  27. The Life and Work of Astrologer James Holden
  28. Mitigating Factors in Traditional Astrology
  29. Branches and Traditions of Astrology
  30. Ancient Timing Techniques: Time-Lords and Dashas
  31. Tips for Learning Astrology and Becoming an Astrologer
  32. Astrology Forecast and Elections for June 2015
  33. History Channel Astrology Episode Commentary
  34. Astrology Forecast and Auspicious Dates for July 2015
  35. Prediction vs Forecasting & Cultural Acceptance
  36. Mundane Astrology with Benjamin Dykes
  37. Robert Hand on Sect: Day vs. Night Charts
  38. Astrology Forecast & Auspicious Dates for August 2015
  39. Venus Retrograde: Challenging Consensus
  40. Sun-Sign Astrology: Pros and Cons
  41. Birth Times and Improving Data Collection Efforts
  42. Mark Jones on the Therapeutic Potential of Astrology
  43. Astrology Forecast and Elections for September 2015
  44. Conferences, Detriment, Legality of Astrology, etc.
  45. Saturn in Sagittarius
  46. Responses to Common Scientific Criticisms of Astrology
  47. Astrology Forecast and Elections for October 2015
  48. Fate, Free Will, and Astrology
  49. Responses to Religious Criticisms of Astrology
  50. 10 Problems That Are Unique to Astrologers
  51. Astrology Forecast and Elections for November 2015
  52. Whole Sign Houses: The Best System of House Division
  53. Geoffrey Cornelius on The Moment of Astrology
  54. The Debate About Ancient Systems of House Division
  55. Astrology Forecast and Elections for December 2015
  56. Tips For Becoming a Better Astrologer
  57. Astrology Forecast and Transits for 2016
  58. The Star of Bethlehem
  59. Misconceptions About Older Forms of Astrology
  60. The Zodiac Debate: Tropical vs Sidereal
  61. The Debate Over the Origins of Hellenistic Astrology
  62. The Lives and Works of the Hellenistic Astrologers
  63. Astrology Forecast and Elections for February 2016
  64. The Significations of the Seven Traditional Planets
  65. The Professional Astrologer Book Interview
  66. Astrology Forecast and Elections for March 2016
  67. The Outer Planets and Relationships
  68. Joan Quigley and the Reagans’ Use of Astrology
  69. Astrology Forecast and Elections for April 2016
  70. The Astrology of Mars Retrograde Periods
  71. Medical Astrology With Lee Lehman
  72. Astrological Training, Certification, and Credentials
  73. The Life and Work of Astrologer Demetra George
  74. Astrology Forecast and Auspicious Dates for May 2016
  75. The Life and Work of Astrologer Maggie Nalbandian
  76.  Financial Astrology with Ray Merriman
  77. The Nature and Value of Astrological Prediction
  78. Astrology Forecast and Auspicious Dates for June 2016
  79. Sexual Orientation and Astrology
  80. Writing a Horoscope Column with Rick Levine
  81. Astrology Forecast and Favorable Dates for July 2016
  82. Q&A Episode: Arabic Parts, House Division, Mythology
  83. The Queer Astrology Conference
  84. Richard Tarnas on Cosmos and Psyche
  85. Astrology Forecast and Favorable Dates for August 2016
  86. Saturn as Feminine, and the Earliest Female Astrologer
  87. Astrology Forecast Discussion for September 2016
  88. NASA Changes Zodiac Signs? Astrologers Respond
  89. Astrology Forecast Discussion for October 2016
  90. 2016 US Presidential Election Birth Data Issues
  91. Hillary Clinton’s Birth Time Revisited
  92. Astrology Forecast Discussion for November 2016
  93. Post-2016 Election Analysis and Reflections
  94. Astrology Forecast for December 2016
  95. The Astrology of 2017: Yearly Forecast Discussion
  96. Astrology Forecast for February 2017
  97. Hellenistic Astrology: The Study of Fate and Fortune
  98. Astrology Forecast for March 2017
  99. In Defense of Prediction, with Adam Elenbaas
  100. 100th Episode Q&A and Round Table Discussion
  101. The Age of Aquarius
  102. Astrology Forecast for April 2017
  103. April 2017 Q&A Session with Kelly Surtees
  104. Lynn Bell on the Astrology of Family Dynamics
  105. Light, Darkness, and Polarities in Astrology
  106. Astrology Forecast for May of 2017
  107. Dorotheus of Sidon: A New Translation by Ben Dykes
  108. Bonatti’s 146 Considerations, with Nina Gryphon
  109. Sam Reynolds on Talking Astrology with Bill Nye
  110. Astrology Forecast for June of 2017
  111. Planetary Yogas with Ernst Wilhelm
  112. Dane Rudhyar and the Birth of Modern Astrology