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. […]

Evangeline Adams and the Advent of Astrology in America

In episode 206 Christopher Renstrom joins the show to talk about the work of the early 20th century astrologer Evangeline Adams, and the development and popularization of astrology in America. In the first hour of this discussion we talk about the practice of astrology in America in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, and the […]

What House Rules Sex in Western Astrology?

Episode 157 is a solo show where I discuss the tricky question of which of the twelve houses rules sex in western astrology. This is a problematic question because it turns out that over the past 2000 years western astrologers have assigned sex to three different houses during different eras. In the Greco-Roman astrological tradition […]

Discussing Jung’s Studies in Astrology by Liz Greene

In episode 152 of the podcast Laura London and Jenn Zahrt join me to discuss a new book by Liz Greene titled Jung’s Studies in Astrology: Prophecy, Magic, and the Qualities of Time. In the book Dr. Greene traces various modern and ancient sources that influenced Carl Jung’s views on astrology, which in turn helped […]

The Modern Revival of Astrology, with Nick Campion

In episode 113 of the podcast I interview Dr. Nicholas Campion of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David about the revival of the practice of astrology in the west in the late 19th and early 20th century. Nick is the leading historian in the world on the history of astrology in western culture, and […]