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 […]

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 […]

Essential Dignities and Debilities, with Charles Obert

In episode 156 astrologer Charles Obert joins the show to talk about the concept of essential dignities and debilities, and how they are used to determine the condition of a planet in an astrological chart. The essential dignities are essentially the ancient equivalent of the modern sign-rulerships, except it represents the original and more elaborate […]

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 […]

Horary Astrology Questions, with Lee Lehman

In episode 116 of the podcast astrologer Lee Lehman returns to the show to talk about a branch of western astrology known as horary astrology. During the course of the episode we talk about the recent revival of the practice of traditional horary astrology in modern times, as well as Lee’s part in helping to […]

Hellenistic Astrology: The Study of Fate and Fortune

In episode 97 of the podcast I talk about the recent release of my new book on ancient astrology, titled Hellenistic Astrology: The Study of Fate and Fortune. The book provides one of the first comprehensive surveys in modern times of the type of astrology that was practiced during the time of the Roman Empire, […]

Medical Astrology With Lee Lehman

In episode 71 astrologer Lee Lehman joins the show to discuss medical astrology, and some of the ways that astrology and medicine have been used together since ancient times. Lee is the author of a book on medical astrology titled Traditional Medical Astrology. You can find out more information about Lee’s work on her website […]

The Significations of the Seven Traditional Planets

In episode 64 Kelly Surtees and Austin Coppock  join the show to talk about the meanings of the seven classical celestial bodies, as well as how astrologers developed those meanings. The topic was motivated by Chris recently finishing a translation of a chapter on the significations of the planets from the 2nd century astrologer Vettius […]

Misconceptions About Older Forms of Astrology

In episode 59 astrologer Leisa Schaim joins me to talk about common misconceptions about ancient astrology, which is one of a series of podcasts I’ll be doing related to topics I’m thinking about as I go through the process of writing my forthcoming book on Hellenistic astrology. During the course of the show we talk […]

Ancient Timing Techniques: Time-Lords and Dashas

Kenneth Johnson joins me in the 30th episode of the show in order to talk about some of the ancient timing techniques that are used in the Hellenistic and Indian astrological traditions. During the course of the show we have a general discussion about time-lord and dasha systems in the east and west, how these […]