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Astrology Chat with Nick Dagan Best

Astrology Chat with Nick Dagan Best

In episode 360 astrologer Nick Dagan Best joins Chris Brennan in the studio in Denver to talk about his work in astrology, including research on the Uranus return of the United States, Venus retrograde cycles, and more.

Nick flew out to Denver from July 7-11, 2022, and this was the first in a series of episodes we recorded. A lot of the episode ended up being biographical, talking about Nick’s life and career in astrology.

We ended up spending a good chunk of the episode talking about the upcoming Uranus return of the United States when Uranus moves into Gemini in 2025 through 2033, and how that connects to the two previous Uranus returns that coincided with the Civil War and World War II.

Later in the episode we also ended up talking about some important new research Nick has done in tracking Venus retrograde cycles, and creating a new model for classifying different sequences.

You can find more about Nick on his website:


This episode is available in both audio and video versions below.


Timestamps for different topics discussed in the episode:

  • 00:00:00 Intro and how Chris Brennan and Nick Dagan Best met
  • 00:15:02 Nick’s astrology background
  • 00:19:53 Nick’s natal chart
  • 00:23:52 Noon vs. midnight ephemeris
  • 00:32:02 How to put in “10,000 hours” as an astrologer
  • 00:34:11 “Breaking news” approach to astrology
  • 00:41:11 Nick’s focus on biographies
  • 00:55:55 Astrology books
  • 01:00:46 How Nick was drawn to Hellenistic astrology
  • 01:06:33 The Einstein intensives and Robert Schmidt
  • 01:14:07 Star IQ website
  • 01:17:25 Astro Live Link phone service
  • 01:24:14 Eclipses
  • 01:35:10 Demetra George
  • 01:38:48 How to build a library of charts
  • 01:49:56 Uranus in USA history
  • 01:56:50 Working with national charts – France and Russia
  • 02:09:19 Venus retrograde cycles
  • 02:46:09 The last time Mars was retrograde in Gemini
  • 02:51:50 2016 election
  • 02:56:30 2020 pandemic
  • 03:17:20 Nick’s website and social media
  • 03:20:53 Patrons and sponsors

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A full transcript of this episode is available: Episode 360 transcript

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