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Author: Chris Brennan

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A weekly podcast on topics related to astrology, hosted by professional astrologer Chris Brennan. The purpose of the show is to provide high-level discussions ranging from explorations of specific astrological techniques, to treatments of issues pertaining to the history and philosophy of astrology.
279 Episodes
In episode 279 astrologer Michael J. Morris joins the show to talk about using astrology within the context of the lives of transgender people. We spend the first part of the episode talking about some basic things that astrologers should know in terms of cultural competence in order to work well in consultations with transgender […]
In episode 278 astrologers Chris Brennan and Leisa Schaim look back at the astrology of the 2020 US presidential election, and reflect on what we learned as astrologers, now that the outcome is known. In the first part of the episode we discuss the much-anticipated Mercury retrograde period, which stationed direct on election day, and […]
In episode 277 astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan look at the astrological forecast for November of 2020. The astrology of November features Mercury stationing direct on November 3, which happens to be election day in the US, plus Mars stationing direct in Aries mid-month, the final Jupiter-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn, and a […]
In episode 276 astrologer Jessica Lanyadoo joins the show to talk about Mercury retrograde and what it means in astrology. Mercury retrograde periods occur when the planet Mercury begins moving backwards in the zodiac for about three weeks every few months. Astrologers generally associate Mercury retrograde periods with miscommunication, delays, technological snafus, and other issues […]
In episode 275 astrologer Kirah Tabourn joins the show to talk about the concept of dividing groups into of people into generations astrologically, and looking at the different sub-generations of millennials based on their Saturn sign. At the start of discussion we talk about how modern astrologers divide different demographic cohorts based on what sign […]
In episode 274 of the podcast Chris Brennan gives a detailed overview of the concept of sect in astrology, which is the difference between day and night birth charts. Sect is a fundamental concept that was used in Hellenistic astrology, but it has only been recovered by contemporary astrologers over the past 30 years through […]
In episode 273 astrologers Leisa Schaim and Chris Brennan answer some questions about astrology that were submitted by listeners of the podcast. Some of the topics we covered in this episode include whether you should learn natal or horary astrology first, how to determine the sect of charts where the birth was close to sunrise […]
In episode 272 astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan look at the astrological forecast for October of 2020. The forecast for October features Mars retrograde in Aries squaring Saturn, Pluto, and Jupiter, as well as a Mercury retrograde station opposite Uranus, and a Full Moon conjunct Uranus. With all of the Uranus and […]
In episode 271 astrologer Melanie Reinhart joins the show to talk about her pioneering work on the minor planet Chiron in astrology. Melanie is the author of the book Chiron and the Healing Journey, which was originally published in 1989, and is now in its fourth edition. Chiron was discovered on November 1, 1977, and […]
In episode 270 astrologers Chris Brennan and Leisa Schaim discuss which techniques you can use in natal astrology to interpret a birth chart even when you don’t have a birth time. Western astrology has focused very heavily on using timed birth charts since about the 1st century BCE, and there are many techniques in natal […]
In episode 269 astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan look at the astrological forecast for September of 2020. September is one of the more crucial and tense months that we identified back in our year-ahead forecast, due to Mars stationing retrograde in Aries and squaring Saturn, Jupiter, and Pluto in Capricorn. This month […]
In episode 268 of the podcast Dr. Martin Gansten joins the show to talk about his new translation of a 17th century Sanskrit text on Tajika astrology, which focuses on annual predictive techniques derived from medieval Arabic sources. Martin is a historian of religion as well as a Sanskrit scholar, who specializes in the study […]
In episode 267 astrologer and scholar Levente László joins the show to talk about his new translation project for ancient Greek astrological texts, and to discuss some of the translations he has completed so far. Levente is classical philologist from Hungary, and he recently launched the Horoi Project, which is a crowdfunding project to translate […]
In episode 266 astrologer Carole Taylor joins the show to talk about aspect patterns in astrology, such as the T-square, grand trine, and yod. Aspect patterns occur when three or more planets are aligned with each other in a chart through close geometrical configurations. Carole is the author of my new favorite introduction to astrology […]
In episode 265 astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan look at the astrological forecast for August of 2020, as well as the birth chart of Walter Mercado. The astrology of August features Mars moving into its shadow and making the first of three sets of squares to Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn, as well […]
In episode 264 of the podcast Chris Brennan and Benjamin Dykes discuss the origins of the concept of detriment in ancient Hellenistic and Medieval astrology. Years ago I noted that that the origins of the concept of detriment are somewhat mysterious, because it is mentioned infrequently by the Hellenistic astrologers, and not usually defined along […]
In episode 263 astrologer Bear Ryver joins the show to talk about intersectionality as a framework for approaching astrology, working with clients, and the astrological community. Intersectionality is a term that was first coined in a legal context by Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989, to explain the way in which people can experience multiple overlapping forms […]
Episode 262 features an interview with astrologers Basil Fearrington and Kathy Rose about the life and work of the astrologer Noel Tyl. Noel Tyl was one of the most prolific astrologers of the late 20th and early 21st century, having authored around 30 books. He passed away last year, on December 31, 2019, the day […]
July 2020 Astrology Forecast

July 2020 Astrology Forecast


Episode 261 features astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan giving an overview of the astrological forecast for July of 2020. The astrology of July features Mars starting its long transit through Aries, Saturn moving back into Capricorn, a lunar eclipse in Capricorn, and Mercury squaring Mars most of the month. We begin the […]
In episode 260 astrologers Leisa Schaim and Chris Brennan discuss the first steps you should take when trying to interpret a birth chart, and which astrological factors you should focus on in natal astrology. New students of astrology often learn a number of different techniques, but they are often unsure of the order and priority […]
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Creative Creator

i have an EXALTED MOON at 26°Taurus in the 2nd house(conjunct fixed star Algol), exactly opposite an EXALTED 26°Scorpio Uranus in the 8th house along w/Black Moon Lilith at 23°Scorpio/8th house; opposing 22°Taurus Chiron/2nd house (and Leo conjunct 5th house cusp and also conjunct my NN, etc.) === uhhmm, yu-ohh!!!😯⚠️⚡⚠️⚡⚠️? Or perhaps that may indicate someone with a fiercely STRONG CAUSE to say the least😉☯️💯💙

Aug 6th

Justin Puckett

I love when you have Benjamin Dykes on your show. Please keep him on, I love his traditional point of view.

Jun 25th

Sarah Garcia

I'm such a history nerd and this was so enjoyable and informative. Thanks for the special attention to the multiple votes.

Apr 29th


Wow! Came back for a second listen after all the the bodies hit tha flo'! Holy F------!

Mar 27th

Deion Lewis

i love it ❤

Feb 20th

Janet MacDonald

So I am a pisces rising but my chart shows Taurus is my second house. My chart shows that it has an interception with Aries in the first house and Libra in the 7th. would this reading apply to me?

Feb 15th

Amazon Jinx

1:07 begins forecast

Mar 8th

Amazon Jinx


Feb 6th

Amazon Jinx

Thank you for just jumping right in! 👍👍👍👍👍

Jan 3rd

Amazon Jinx


Nov 14th

Amazon Jinx

Married to Gemini w/ Venus in Leo........Annoying with a capital A. Man-child husband is an understatement. How much admiration do you really need little man!?

Oct 23rd

Lauren Waters

This was amazing! I can’t wait for pt2!!!!

Oct 19th

Cathryn Maya

Loved this! I'm 28 and my bday is Jan 13th. I have my Capricorn stellium in the 9th house. My sun is trine jupiter. I'm very excited for my return because for the first time, I feel like I have clarity over a career I'd like to pursue (by being self educated); investing/foreign trade. Sun, Saturn, Venus, Neptune, and Uranus in Capricorn. I'm also hoping to meet someone special during this time. Great episode!

Nov 9th
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