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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 discussions ranging from explorations of specific astrological techniques, to treatments of issues pertaining to the history and philosophy of astrology.

The Astrology Podcast 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 discussions ranging from explorations of specific astrological techniques, to treatments of issues pertaining to the history and philosophy of astrology.

    The Life and Work of Astrologer Helena Avelar

    The Life and Work of Astrologer Helena Avelar

    In episode 324 astrologer Luís Ribeiro joins me to talk about the life and work of his partner Helena Avelar, who passed away earlier this year.

    Helena was a respected practitioner and teacher of traditional astrology from Portugal, and had influenced many astrologers through works she co-authored with Luís, such as their 2010 book On the Heavenly Spheres: A Treatise on Traditional Astrology.

    She was also a scholar of the history of astrology, and obtained PhD from the Warburg Institute in 2018, with a thesis titled “The Making of an Astrologer in Fifteenth-century France. The Notebooks of S. Belle: Lisbon, MS 1711 and Paris, NAL 398.”

    Her PhD dissertation was recently published by the academic publisher Brill, and the book came out just a few months after she died, under the title An Astrologer at Work in Late Medieval France The Notebooks of S. Belle.

    In the first half of this podcast episode we focus on giving a biographical overview of Helena’s life and talking about her work and accomplishments, while in the second half we talk about her new book.

    This episode is available in both audio and video versions below.

    Links to Resources Mentioned in the Episode

    Here are some links to different resources mentioned in the episode:



    * First Astra Project Workshop: November 6, 2021

    * The Academy of Traditional Astrology, Helena and Luís’s school

    * The Astra Project YouTube Channel

    * Helena Avelar animal fund

    Helena PhD Dissertation PDF

    Helena Avelar de Carvalho, An Astrologer At Work in Late Medieval France: The Notebooks of S. Belle, Brill, Leiden & Boston, 2021.

    Helena Avelar, “Who Wants to Live Forever? Astrological Methods for Calculating Lifespan in Western Culture and Perspectives on Determinism in Astrology,” in: International Journal of Divination & Prognostication, no. 2 (2021), pp. 161–188.

    Episode 225 of The Astrology Podcast, Helena Avelar and Luís Ribeiro on Traditional Astrology

    Interview with Volker Schendel, published Nov 14, 2020

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    • 3 hrs 55 min
    Aspects in Astrology: The Five Major Configurations

    Aspects in Astrology: The Five Major Configurations

    In episode 323 astrologers Chris Brennan and Claire Moon discuss the five major aspects in astrology, and explain what they mean in a birth chart.

    Aspects are geometrical configurations which denote different types of relationships between planets, and they are the primary means through which planets interact with each other in a chart.

    The five major aspects, also sometimes known as the Ptolemaic aspects, are the conjunction, opposition, trine, square, and sextile.

    During the course of the episode we give an introduction to the topic of aspects and then get into what each of the them mean symbolically.

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    • 2 hrs 31 min
    Saturn in Astrology: Meaning and Significations

    Saturn in Astrology: Meaning and Significations

    In episode 322 astrologer Diana Rose Harper joins the show to talk about the meaning of the planet Saturn in astrology, and what it signifies in a birth chart.

    Saturn is the furthest planet that is visible to the naked eye, and so it is the last of the traditional planetary bodies in our ongoing series on the planets.

    In astrology Saturn is generally said to signify contraction, constraints, rejection, exclusion, time, tradition, age, that which is old, confinement, depression, structure, seriousness, authority, concrete reality, and that which is cold and slow.

    During the course of the episode we read through a variety of passages from ancient and modern astrologers in order to understand how astrologers have conceptualized Saturn in the past, and then we used that as a jumping off point for discussing what it means today.

    For more information about Diana visit:

    ddamascenaa.com

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    • 3 hrs 25 min
    October Astrology Forecast 2021

    October Astrology Forecast 2021

    In episode 321 astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan look ahead at the astrology and planetary alignments for the month of October 2021.

    The astrology of October features a Mercury retrograde in Libra, plus Saturn and Jupiter stationing direct in Aquarius, and a New Moon in Libra and Full Moon in Aries.

    At the very end of the month Mars moves into Scorpio, beginning the climactic sequence that takes us into the end of the year.

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    The Mountain Astrologer Magazine

    Our sponsor this month is the Mountain Astrologer Magazine, which is a quarterly publication for students and professionals of astrology.

    Kelly, Austin, and Chris

    Youtube.com/KellysAstrology

    AustinCoppock.com

    HellenisticAstrology.com/book/

    Planetary Alignments for October



    Mercury stationed retrograde on September 27

    New Moon in Libra October 6

    Pluto stations direct October 6

    Venus moves into Sagittarius October 7

    Mercury retro conjoins Sun October 9

    Saturn stations direct October 10

    Jupiter stations direct October 18

    Mercury stations direct October 18

    Full Moon in Aries October 20

    Sun into Scorpio October 23

    Mars moves into Scorpio on October 30

    Auspicious Astrological Date for October

    Chris forgot to mention this in the episode, but the auspicious date this month is:

    October 24, 2021, at 3:10 PM, with 21 Aquarius rising

    There’s several other charts for October available in our electional astrology podcast.

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    • 2 hrs 11 min
    Uranus in Astrology: Meaning and Significations

    Uranus in Astrology: Meaning and Significations

    In episode 320 astrologer Rick Levine joins Chris in the studio to talk about the meaning of the planet Uranus in astrology, and what it signifies in a birth chart.

    In general, Uranus is said to signify sudden and unexpected events, revolutions, innovation, eccentricity, erraticness, disruption, unpredictability, sudden breakthroughs, quirkiness, rebelliousness, electricity, advancement through technology, rapid growth, and uncommon pursuits.

    Uranus was first discovered on March 13, 1781, and within a century or so astrologers had worked out most of its meanings and incorporated it into astrology.

    Since Uranus is the first outer planet in our series, we spend a bit of time in the beginning of the episode talking about how astrologers figured out the meaning of newly discovered planets.

    One access point was understanding some of the events that happened around the same time as the discovery, such as the American Revolution, the French Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, and the culmination of the Enlightenment period.

    Our first attempt to record this episode was cut short when the power went out about a minute into the recording. We released a separate outtake of that power outage on YouTube, and also included a brief clip from it at the end of this episode.

    For more about Rick check out his YouTube channel:

    Youtube.com/RickLevine

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    • 3 hrs 23 min
    Jupiter in Astrology: Meaning and Significations

    Jupiter in Astrology: Meaning and Significations

    In episode 319 astrologer Samuel F. Reynolds joins the podcast to talk about the meaning of Jupiter in astrology, as part of our ongoing series on the significations of the planets in a birth chart.

    In astrology Jupiter is generally said to signify growth, expansion, wisdom, abundance, justice, freedom, religion, philosophy, faith, righteousness, success, fecundity, and aggrandizement.

    Jupiter is said to rule the signs of Sagittarius in Pisces, have its detriment in the opposite signs of Gemini and Virgo, and to have its exaltation in Cancer and fall in Capricorn.

    During the course of the episode we read through some passages from different ancient and modern astrologers in order to understand how Jupiter has been conceptualized in the astrological tradition, and use that as a jumping off point for further discussions.

    Some of the different astrologers we read through during the course of the episode are Vettius Valens, Abu Ma’shar, William Lilly, Reinhold Ebertin, Steven Forrest, and Richard Tarnas.

    Find out more about Sam on his website:

    UnlockAstrology.com

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