In episode 396 astrologers Catherine Urban and Patrick Watson join the podcast to discuss calculating astrological charts by hand, without the use of a computer.
In the episode we discuss how this is the first generation of astrologers in history who don’t need to know how to calculate charts in order to practice astrology, what some of the advantages are of learning how to do it manually, and some related digressions about astrological certification.
This isn’t a full tutorial on how to calculate charts by hand, but instead it is more of a general discussion about the topic, although we do talk about what books you need in order to calculate charts manually and what each of them does.
Here are the books and resources mentioned in this episode:
- Simply Math: A Comprehensive Guide to Easy & Accurate Chart Calculation
- The American Ephemeris 1950-2050 at Midnight
- American Atlas
- The Michelsen Book of Tables
Catherine’s 8-hour workshop on chart calculation:
Patrick’s article about his journey learning how to calculate charts by hand:
This episode is available in both audio and video versions below.
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A full transcript of this episode is available: Episode 396 transcript
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