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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.

    Artificial Intelligence and Astrology

    Artificial Intelligence and Astrology

    In episode 335 astrologer Kent Bye joins Chris in the studio in Denver to talk about artificial intelligence and consciousness through the lens of astrology.

    Kent is the former host of the Voices of AI Podcast, and has conducted hundreds of interviews with different specialists in AI over the years.

    During the course of the episode we cover topics such as whether it will ever be possible to replicate human consciousness with artificial intelligence, what planetary alignments in the future might coincide with this if it was possible, and whether astrology itself could be used as a model for consciousness.

    This conversation was recorded the day after our previous episode on virtual reality and astrology, and was originally intended to be more of a casual discussion about artificial intelligence only available to patrons of the podcast, but the discussion went so well that I decided to release it as a full episode of The Astrology Podcast.

    For more about Kent check out the Voices of VR Podcast:

    Voicesofvr.com

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

    Timestamps

    Here are some timestamps for topics covered at different points in the episode:

    00:00:00 Intro

    00:03:18 Chris gets a VR headset after last episode

    00:11:30 Artificial intelligence

    00:19:30 Kent’s birth chart

    00:23:40 The astrology of artificial intelligence

    00:34:14 The Turing test

    00:38:12 Alan Turing’s natal chart

    00:39:15 Litmus tests for AI

    00:42:47 Human relationships with AI

    00:48:30 Stoicism, fate, and free will

    01:04:06 Synthesizing planetary placements and AI

    01:24:18 Horary astrology

    01:30:00 The challenge for astrology in the next decade

    01:33:40 Is astrology a language?

    01:44:50 Consciousness and AI

    01:56:22 Dystopian scenarios with AI

    02:17:46 Different qualities of divination systems

    02:20:59 Electional charts of AI

    02:23:54 Electional chart of the episode

    02:28:16 Outer planet cycles in 2030-2050

    02:34:05 Kent’s podcasts

    02:35:59 Concluding remarks and sponsors

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    • 2 hrs 39 min
    2022 Yearly Horoscopes for All 12 Zodiac Signs

    2022 Yearly Horoscopes for All 12 Zodiac Signs

    In episode 334 astrologer Chris Brennan presents a set of year ahead horoscope forecasts for each sign of the zodiac for the entire year ahead of 2022.

    This is meant to take some of the general transits that we talked about in our year ahead astrology forecast for 2022 and personalize them, by talking about them in the context of what houses the planets are moving through for each of the rising signs.

    I would recommend listening to the zodiac sign that matches your Ascendant or rising sign, although you can also listen to the your Sun sign, especially if you were born during the day, or your Moon sign, especially if you were born at night.

    Video Versions of the Horoscopes

    I originally recorded these as video horoscopes for my YouTube channel, and there are some fancy visual elements that you may miss if you only listen to the audio version, so I would recommend watching them on my channel here:

    2022 Year Ahead Horoscope Videos

    Or here are direct links to the video for each sign:



    * Aries

    * Taurus

    * Gemini

    * Cancer

    * Leo

    * Virgo

    * Libra

    * Scorpio

    * Sagittarius

    * Capricorn

    * Aquarius

    * Pisces



    Timestamps for the Audio Version

    Here are timestamps for where I talk about each sign in the audio version.



    * Aries – 00:02:00

    * Taurus – 00:19:10

    * Gemini – 00:38:08

    * Cancer – 00:57:29

    * Leo – 01:18:49

    * Virgo – 01:44:30

    * Libra – 02:16:01

    * Scorpio – 02:49:48

    * Sagittarius – 03:23:47

    * Capricorn – 03:55:14

    * Aquarius – 04:28:53

    * Pisces – 05:00:32

    Transcript

    A full transcript of this episode is available: Episode 334 transcript

    Listen to the Audio Version of This Episode

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    • 5 hrs 31 min
    Virtual Reality and Astrology, with Kent Bye

    Virtual Reality and Astrology, with Kent Bye

    In episode 333 Kent Bye of the Voices of VR Podcast joins me in the studio to talk about virtual reality and its relevance to astrology, as well as the ways in which astrologers will use and incorporate virtual worlds in the future.

    During the course of the episode we talk about the history of technology, and how important turning points have historically lined up with major outer planet alignments in the past.

    We also spend a bit of time talking about the future, and about some upcoming outer planet trends, and expectations about astrology and virtual reality that are coming up.

    Kent wrote an article on astrology and virtual reality in 2017 for the Archai journal titled The Archetypal Cycles of Virtual Reality.

    This episode was partially motivated by some of the recent discussion about the Metaverse over the past year, as well as Facebook’s announcement that it was changing its name to Meta in October when Jupiter and Saturn stationed direct in Aquarius.

    Kent flew out to Denver for a couple of days to record this conversation, as well as another on artificial intelligence that will be released as an episode of The Astrology Podcast next month, and this episode ended up being a sweeping 5-hour discussion where we covered a lot of areas related to astrology and technology.

    There are timestamps below so you can see all the different topics we covered.

    Kent’s virtual reality podcast:

    VoicesOfVR.com

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

    Timestamps

    Timestamps for when we talked about different topics in this episode:

    00:00:00 Intro

    00:01:10 Kent’s background in astrology

    00:11:25 Uranus-Pluto conjunction of 1960’s and technology

    00:16:30 First Virtual Reality prototype in 1968

    00:18:12 Three waves of Virtual Reality

    00:28:20 A century of technology diffusion

    00:30:35 Outer planet transits 1880-2073

    00:40:20 Embodied experience of Virtual Reality

    00:44:30 The classical four elements and VR

    00:47:48 Chris’ VR experience

    00:51:40 Philosophical implications of VR

    00:56:40 Importance of firsthand experience in astrology and VR

    01:03:36 The difference between in-person and Zoom conversations

    01:07:08 Philosophy of time: kairos vs. chronos

    01:10:32 VR and serendipitous interactions

    01:13:00 How divination works

    01:16:06 AR: Augmented Reality

    01:22:00 Turning point in 2012

    01:27:24 History of Oculus

    01:36:55 Voices of VR Podcast

    01:42:52 Kent’s natal chart

    01:55:10 Kent’s zodiacal releasing website

    02:00:00 Oculus headset experience and Meta/Facebook

    02:14:35 Outer planet transits 1951-2051

    02:34:10 Jupiter-Neptune and AR

    02:41:30 How astrologers can use VR in the future

    03:12:50 Social aspect of VR

    03:20:04 VR through the houses – 1st house

    03:26:14 Second house

    03:30:12 Third house

    03:33:24 Fourth house

    03:34:55 Fifth house

    03:41:05 Sixth house

    03:45:48 Seventh house

    03:50:10 Eighth house

    03:52:33 Ninth house

    04:06:04 Tenth house

    04:10:42 Eleventh house

    04:13:00 Twelfth house

    04:17:44 Headset Kent recommends

    04:19:50 Convergence of astrology and VR

    04:20:50 Wonder Bright

    04:25:43 Future outer planet transits

    04:44:16 How to choose VR experiences

    04:46:30 Psychedelics, astrology, and VR

    04:47:40 Kent’s work, Patreon, and podcast

    04:52:00 Closing remarks and sponsors

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    • 4 hrs 56 min
    2022 Astrology Forecast for the Year Ahead

    2022 Astrology Forecast for the Year Ahead

    In episode 332 we present our annual year ahead astrology forecast for 2022, where we look at the major astrological alignments coming up over the next 12 months and make some predictions, with astrologers Chris Brennan, Austin Coppock, and Leisa Schaim.

    We spend the first 40 minutes of this episode giving an overview of some of the major transits in 2022, including the ongoing Saturn-Uranus square, Jupiter’s transit through Pisces and Aries, the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction, Venus retrograde in Capricorn, Mars retrograde in Gemini, the Pluto return of the United States, and eclipses in Taurus and Scorpio.

    After that initial overview we then go into a more detailed breakdown of the next twelve months, breaking it up into four quarters, and spending about 40 minutes on each quarter of the year.

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

    More About Chris, Austin, and Leisa

    Find out more about our work and offerings here:

    ChrisBrennanAstrologer.com

    AustinCoppock.com

    LeisaSchaim.com

    Honeycomb Collective Personal Almanacs and Calendars

    Our sponsor is the Honeycomb Collective astrological almanacs and calendars:

    Honeycomb.co

    These personalized almanacs are available in print or digital format, and include your natal transits, Hellenistic methods, solar returns, lunations, and much more!

    Astrology Conferences in 2022

    There are two major in-person astrology conferences happening in 2022!

    The Northwest Astrological Conference, near Seattle, May 26-30, 2022:

    NORWAC.net

    The International Society for Astrological Research conference, happening near Denver, August 25-29, 2022:

    ISAR2022.org

    2022 Astrology Podcast Calendars Available

    We recently released our annual astrology calendar posters for 2022!

    TheAstrologyPodcast.com/merch/

    We also have some new mugs, t-shirts, and other swag on our new merch page.

    Auspicious Election for January

    The most auspicious astrological date for January is:

    January 27, 2022, 8:25 AM local time, with early Pisces rising

    For more dates in January see our subscription electional astrology podcast.

    For dates later in the year see our 2022 Year Ahead Electional Astrology Report!

    Timestamps

    Here are some timestamps for topics covered at different points in the episode:

    00:00:00 Intro

    00:01:00 2022 astrology graphics

    00:01:30 Overview of major astrological alignments in 2022

    00:02:36 Saturn square Uranus

    00:15:15 Money, cryptocurrency, and foreign digital currencies

    00:17:35 Vegan alternatives and lab-grown meat

    00:20:00 Jupiter in Pisces

    00:20:40 Jupiter Neptune conjunction

    00:26:30 The last time Jupiter was conjunct Neptune in Pisces

    00:28:05 Avatar movie

    00:31:59 Dreams and aspirations

    00:33:40 More on Jupiter-Neptune

    00:41:10 Mars-Saturn conjunction

    00:47:20 Phrases for 2022

    00:48:41 First quarter of 2022

    00:49:40 Venus retrograde in Capricorn conjunct Pluto...

    • 3 hrs 59 min
    Astrology, Technology, and the Future, with Adam Sommer

    Astrology, Technology, and the Future, with Adam Sommer

    Astrologer Adam Sommer joins the podcast to talk about Pluto, mythology, bitcoin, the metaverse, and their relationship to astrology.

    Adam was visiting Colorado in November, and we decided to get together and record a conversation about a bunch of different astrological topics we had been thinking about lately.

    The result was a pretty sweeping discussion about a variety of different topics, although the main one that we kept coming back to is astrology and technology.

    This is a more casual and less focused episode than usual, but we had a lot of fun and discussed a number of interesting topics.

    Adam is the host of the Exploring Astrology Podcast, which you can find on his website:

    Holestoheavens.com

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

    Timestamps

    00:00:00 Intro

    00:04:28 Mythology and the newer planetary bodies

    00:08:25 Cosmos and Psyche by Richard Tarnas

    00:10:40 Adam’s astrology background

    00:12:56 The nodes and past lives

    00:14:54 Pluto

    00:21:59 Pluto as most difficult planet in modern astrology

    00:31:30 Soul, Ficino, and Thomas Moore

    00:34:38 Chris’ recommended astrology books for beginners

    00:38:15 Our Plutonic moment

    00:41:05 Fate

    00:48:04 The magic tradition

    00:50:10 Christianity and astrology

    00:53:09 Anxiety over upcoming bad transits

    00:56:40 Why Adam doesn’t worry about transits

    01:00:55 How to advise clients about transits

    01:04:20 Why use astrology?

    01:11:46 Where is astrology headed?

    01:24:00 Metaverse

    01:24:41 What are NFT’s?

    01:28:22 More on Metaverse

    01:34:11 The dark side of blockchain

    01:39:14 Bitcoin’s chart

    01:44:52 Saturn Uranus and Bitcoin

    01:48:58 Adam’s background in Bitcoin

    01:55:00 How NFT’s are relevant for astrologers

    02:00:30 Upcoming VR episode

    02:00:52 Adam’s website, podcast, and upcoming work

    02:05:00 Concluding remarks and sponsors

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    Transcript

    A full transcript of this episode is available: Episode 331 transcript

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    • 2 hrs 8 min
    The Practice and Philosophy of Astrology, with Ray Grasse

    The Practice and Philosophy of Astrology, with Ray Grasse

    In episode 330 astrologer Ray Grasse joins the podcast to reflect on a number of lessons he has learned after a lifetime of practicing astrology.

    Ray is a longtime editor and columnist for The Mountain Astrologer magazine, and he has published two books of compilations of essays he has written over the years on the practice and philosophy of astrology.

    The first book is titled Under a Sacred Sky: Essays on the Practice and Philosophy of Astrology (2015), while the second is Star Gates: Essays on Astrology, Symbolism and the Synchronistic Universe (2020).

    During the course of the interview we talk about a variety of different topics from some of the essays he has written, including synchronicity and the mechanism underlying astrology, symbolism and omenology, the physical properties of the planets reflecting their astrological meaning, the importance of stationary planets, the most elevated planet in the chart, and more.

    For more information about Ray see his website:

    RayGrasse.com

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

    Timstamps

    Here are some timestamps for when we discuss different topics in this episode:



    * 00:00:00 Intro

    * 00:00:50 Ray’s books

    * 00:01:24 How astrologers determine the meaning of new planets

    * 00:04:07 The mechanism underlying astrology

    * 00:06:50 Synchronicity

    * 00:10:30 Omens

    * 00:12:33 How astronomical properties of planets echo astrological symbolism

    * 00:16:48 Role of intuition vs. empirical methods

    * 00:24:10 Generational symbolism of outer planets

    * 00:25:54 Huge gash on Mars

    * 00:26:20 Uranus and Pluto and eccentricity

    * 00:27:50 Symbolic techniques vs. mechanistic

    * 00:31:00 Charts still working after a person’s death

    * 00:33:50 Van Gogh example

    * 00:36:26 Charts indicate events prior to birth

    * 00:40:10 Impact of cultural background on charts

    * 00:40:49 Retrogrades

    * 00:43:42 Does astrology still work on other planets?

    * 00:49:30 Phenomenology of the Moon

    * 00:50:52 Planetary stations

    * 00:56:20 Tom Cruise’s natal chart

    * 00:57:56 JFK moon speech and Jupiter station in Aquarius

    * 01:01:34 Trump’s natal chart

    * 01:03:25 Double and triple stations

    * 01:03:56 Amy Winehouse’s natal chart

    * 01:04:54 Looking at the most elevated planet in a chart

    * 01:05:29 Stories of tracking down celebrity birth times

    * 01:11:07 Bob Dylan’s natal chart

    * 01:14:15 Mick Jagger’s natal chart

    * 01:15:10 Chris Brennan’s natal chart

    * 01:19:25 More on the most elevated planet

    * 01:21:07 Do planets exert an astrological influence before they are discovered?

    * 01:26:30 Using past transits to anticipate the future

    * 01:32:15 How to start a reading

    * 01:35:06 Mistake of telling clients what to do

    * 01:42:10 Regulating intelligence at work in the universe

    * 01:49:19 Ray’s website and upcoming book

    * 01:49:47 Concluding remarks and sponsors



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    • 1 hr 52 min

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