Reading Birth Charts with Annual Profections

In episode 222 astrologers Chris Brennan and Leisa Schaim lead a discussion about annual profections with a local astrology group, and take example charts from the audience to demonstrate how the timing technique works in practice. This episode is a recording of a meeting of the Denver Astrology Group that took place at the Mercury […]

Zodiacal Releasing: An Ancient Timing Technique

In episode 192 astrologers Chris Brennan and Leisa Schaim present a detailed introduction to the ancient zodiacal releasing timing technique, which divides your life into chapters and paragraphs, and helps to identify your life story. In ancient Hellenistic astrology there were several different time-lord techniques that were used to determine when the potential of placements […]

Demetra George on Ancient Astrology in Theory and Practice

Episode 188 features an interview with astrologer Demetra George about her new book titled Ancient Astrology in Theory and Practice, A Manual of Traditional Techniques – Volume One: Assessing Planetary Condition. This is the first of two volumes where Demetra provides a detailed treatment of ancient Hellenistic astrology, which is the type of astrology that […]

The Transmission of Horoscopic Astrology to China & Japan

In episode 181 of the podcast Dr. Jeffrey Kotyk joins the show to talk about the practice of astrology in China in ancient times, and in particular the transmission of horoscopic astrology to China and Japan starting in the 9th century. Jeffrey is an academic historian from Winnipeg, Canada, who specializes in the study of […]

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 […]

Annual Profections: A Basic Time-Lord Technique

Episode 153 of the podcast is a recording of a webinar by Chris Brennan on an ancient timing technique known as annual profections, which is used to make yearly predictions about a person’s life. The lecture begins by introducing the concept of time-lord techniques in Hellenistic astrology, and how they are used to determine when […]

The Origins of Horary Astrology

In episode 145 astrologer and academic historian Levente László joins the show to talk about the origins of the fourth branch of western astrology, known as horary astrology. The focus of the episode is the mysterious origins of horary astrology, and the question of when and how it was originally developed. As discussed in episode […]

A Newly Discovered 4th Century Horoscope

Episode 129 of the podcast features an interview with Dorian Greenbaum about the recent discovery of a new horoscope from Egypt that dates to the 4th century CE. In September of 2017 Dorian Greenbaum and Alexander Jones published a paper on the discovery through the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, titled P.Berl. […]

Western Sidereal Astrology, with Kenneth Bowser

In episode 117 astrologer Kenneth Bowser joins the show to talk about the modern movement to revive the use of the sidereal zodiac in western astrology. During the course of the show we discuss the sidereal origins of the zodiac, the revival of its usage in the west through the work of the 20th century […]

Dorotheus of Sidon: A New Translation by Ben Dykes

In episode 107 of the podcast astrologer Benjamin Dykes joins the show to talk about his new translation of the work of the 1st century astrologer Dorotheus of Sidon. Dorotheus was a highly influential astrologer who lived in the Mediterranean region during the time of the Roman Empire, and he wrote one of the earliest […]