Abu Ma’shar on Solar Returns, with Benjamin Dykes

Episode 218 features an interview with Dr. Benjamin Dykes about his new translation of a highly influential book on solar returns by the 9th century astrologer Abu Ma’shar. The title of the book is Persian Nativities IV: On the Revolutions of the Years of Nativities. Abu Ma’shar (d. 886 CE) was one of the most […]

Organizing Astrology Conferences, with Ray Merriman

Episode 217 features an interview with astrologer Ray Merriman about what is involved in organizing a major astrology conference. Ray specializes in financial astrology, and is the former President of the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR). He has organized more than 20 astrology conferences over the course of his career, and is in the […]

August 2019 Astrology Forecast: Leo and Virgo Stelliums

Episode 216 features the astrological forecast for August of 2019, with astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan. In the first part of the episode we catch up on Kelly and Austin’s recent moves, and reflect on coming out of the other side of the difficult transits in June and July, and then in […]

Interpreting Solar and Lunar Eclipses in Your Birth Chart

Episode 215 features a recording of a live workshop where astrologers Chris Brennan and Leisa Schaim demonstrate how to interpret the astrological significance of eclipses, based on the houses in which they fall in your birth chart. This is a recording of a meeting of the Denver Astrology Group that was held on Saturday, July […]

The Increasing Frequency of Caesarean Section Births

Episode 214 features an interview with astrologer Wendy Stacey about the increasing frequency of caesarean births, and the implications this has for natal astrology. Wendy is the Chair of the Astrological Association of Great Britain, and Principal of the Mayo School of Astrology. She did an MA degree at Bath Spa University College in Cultural […]

Interviews with Astrologers from Romania and England

Episode 213 features a few short interviews that I did with different astrologers that I met in Romania and the England while I was traveling through Europe last month to attend two astrology conferences. The first interview is with astrologers Oli Andrei Olar and Lelia Vatasescu from Romania, the second interview is with Carmina Amza […]

Clive Kavan: Publishing the Regulus Edition of William Lilly

Episode 212 features an interview with Clive Kavan about how he published the 1985 Regulus edition of William Lilly’s book Christian Astrology, which helped to spur the revival of traditional astrology in modern times. Lilly’s book Christian Astrology was originally published in 1647, and it was the first major textbook astrology written in English, because […]

July 2019 Astrology Forecast: Mercury Retrograde ☌ Mars

In episode 211 astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan present the astrological forecast for July of 2019. July begins with a tricky Mercury retrograde station conjunct Mars in Leo, and also features the first full set of eclipses in Cancer and Capricorn. We open the show by talking about Chris’ recent trip to […]

On Psychological Astrology, with John Green

Episode 210 of the podcast features an interview with astrologer John Green about psychological astrology, and some of the unique and valuable contributions it has made the contemporary practice of astrology over the past few decades. John is the director of the Mercury Internet School of Psychological Astrology (MISPA), which offers a diploma course that […]

Alan Leo and Early Modern Astrology, with Kim Farnell

Episode 209 features an interview with Kim Farnell about her new book titled Modern Astrologers: The Lives of Alan and Bessie Leo. Alan Leo (1860–1917) is often credited with helping to spur the revival and popularization of astrology in the west in the early 20th century, through his efforts to publish magazines, horoscopes, and books. […]