Helena Avelar and Luís Ribeiro on Traditional Astrology

Episode 225 features an interview with Helena Avelar and Luís Ribeiro about their work on traditional astrology, and their two books on the subject. Helena and Luís live in Portugal, and are the authors of the 2010 book On the Heavenly Spheres: A Treatise on Traditional Astrology, which is a comprehensive introduction to traditional, pre-20th […]

William Lilly and His Book Christian Astrology

Episode 221 of the podcast features an interview with Nina Gryphon about the famous 17th century astrologer William Lilly and his book Christian Astrology. Lilly published Christian Astrology in 1647, and it was the first major textbook on astrology that was written in English. Most western astrological texts were written in Latin up until that […]

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 […]

Shakespeare and Astrology, with Priscilla Costello

Episode 171 features an interview with Priscilla Costello about her book Shakespeare and the Stars, which explores the use of astrology in the plays of William Shakespeare. Priscilla was a teacher of English literature for over 30 years, as well as a practicing astrologer. In the book she uses her background in both areas to […]

Synastry: The Astrology of Relationships

In episode 165 of the podcast astrologer John Green joins the show to talk about the concept of synastry, which is a technique that astrologers use to determine relationship dynamics by comparing birth chart placements. The basic premise of natal astrology is that the birth chart reflects different facets of a person’s life, including information […]

The Celestial Art: Essays on Astrological Magic

Episode 164 of the podcast features an interview with Austin Coppock about a new book he edited titled The Celestial Art: Essays on Astrological Magic. The book is a compilation of essays on astrological magic by a number of notable astrologers, and it covers historical, philosophical, and technical issues related to the topic. The authors […]

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 […]

Q&A: Seeing Clients, House Meanings & Newbie Books

In episode 143 of the podcast astrologer Kelly Surtees joins the show to help answer some questions that were submitted by listeners of the podcast over the past few days. The questions discussed in this episode include things like “how do you know when you are ready to become a professional astrologer?”, “why are certain […]

Carl Jung’s Views and Influence on Modern Astrology

In episode 141 of the podcast Dr. Safron Rossi joins the show to talk about the life and work of the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung, and in particular his views on astrology. Safron recently co-authored a book with Keiron Le Grice titled Jung on Astrology, which explores Jung’s thoughts on astrology by providing excepts […]

Is Astrology Becoming More or Less Popular?

In episode 139 of the podcast astrologers Dayna Lynn Nuckolls and Jessica Lanyadoo join the show to talk about whether astrology is becoming more or less popular in society. This question arose as a discussion topic recently in the astrological community after some recent media coverage of astrology, which included a piece in the New […]