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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.

    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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    Mars in Astrology: Meaning and Significations

    Mars in Astrology: Meaning and Significations

    Episode 318 features a discussion with astrologer Sylvi Osland about what Mars means in astrology, where we talk about the significations of the planet and especially what it means in a birth chart.

    Mars is generally said to signify things like action, impulsiveness, forcefulness, assertiveness, fighting, anger, war, severing, separation, inflammation, intercourse, fires, discord, robbery, and courage.

    This is the fifth episode in our series on the planets in astrology, where we do a deep dive into the meaning of each of the planets, by reading through some passages from ancient and modern astrologers to anchor the discussion.

    The passages we read through this time included astrologers such as Porphyry of Tyre, Vettius Valens, Abu Ma’shar, William Lilly, Reinhold Ebertin, Steven Forrest, and Richard Tarnas.

    You can find more information about Sylvi on their website:

    SylviOslandAstrology.com

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    September Astrology Forecast 2021

    September Astrology Forecast 2021

    Episode 317 features our astrology forecast for September 2021 with astrologers Chris Brennan, Austin Coppock, and special guest co-host Rick Levine.

    The astrology of September features Mercury stationing retrograde in Libra, a new Moon in Virgo and a Full Moon in Pisces, and ingresses of Venus into Scorpio and Mars into Libra.

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

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    September Astrology

    Here are the major astrology transits for September:



    Mars opposes Neptune September 2

    Mercury trine Saturn September 4

    Venus square Pluto on September 5

    New Moon in Virgo on September 6

    Sun trine Uranus on September 7

    Venus moves into Scorpio on September 10

    Mars moves into Libra on September 14

    Venus square Saturn on September 16

    Full Moon in Pisces on September 20

    Sun moves into Libra on September 22

    Venus opposite Uranus on September 23

    Mars trine Saturn on September 25

    Mercury stations retrograde in Libra on September 27

    Sun trine Saturn on September 29

    Venus square Jupiter on September 30



    Auspicious Astrological Date for September

    The most auspicious astrological date for September is:

    September 9, 2021 at 6:15 PM with 24 Aquarius rising

    There are several other charts for September that are available in our subscription electional astrology podcast.

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    Ancient Philosophy and Astrology

    Ancient Philosophy and Astrology

    In episode 316 of the podcast Dr. Justin Sledge and Chris Brennan talk about the relationship between astrology, philosophy, and religion in the ancient world.

    Our main focus is on discussing the ways in which astrology influenced some of the different philosophical and religious schools in the Greco-Roman world, from the Hellenistic era through the time of the Roman Empire and into the early Medieval period.

    We also discuss questions like what was the philosophy underlying the practice of astrology in antiquity? To what extent did ancient astrologers articulate a personal philosophy? What was the purpose of practicing astrology in the ancient world?

    During the course of the discussion we ended up touching on topics such as what is the mechanism underlying astrology (whether it works through signs or causes), issues surrounding fate, free-will, determinism, as well as the role of various schools such as Platonism, Aristotelianism, Stoicism, Hermeticism, Gnosticism, Christianity, and more.

    This was originally an interview for Justin’s Esoterica YouTube channel, where he interviewed Chris based on his book Hellenistic Astrology: The Study of Fate and Fortune, but afterward we agreed to release the discussion as an episode of The Astrology Podcast simultaneously because it ended up being such a fantastic discussion that is very relevant to both of our audiences.

    Find many more videos on ancient philosophy and mysticism on Justin’s channel:

    YouTube.com/ESOTERICAchannel/

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    • 2 hr 19 min
    Venus in Astrology: Meaning and Significations

    Venus in Astrology: Meaning and Significations

    In episode 315 astrologer Becca Tarnas joins the show to talk about the meaning of Venus in astrology, and how ancient and modern astrologers conceptualized it.

    Venus is traditionally thought to signify things like beauty, love, relationships, desire, sensuality, romance, harmony, pleasure, art, marriage, and other topics.

    This is the fourth installment in our series on each of the planets, where we do a deep dive into their meaning in astrology.

    We anchored the discussion by reading through a series of excerpts about Venus from different ancient and modern astrologers, including Vettius Valens, Abu Ma’shar, William Lilly, Reinhold Ebertin, Steven Forrest, and Richard Tarnas.

    We then used these passages as jumping off points for an extended discussion about some of the deeper meanings of Venus, and the role that it plays in birth chart interpretation.

    You can find out more about Becca on her website:

    BeccaTarnas.com

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    • 3 hr 13 min
    Movies for Astrologers: Astrology Themes in Films

    Movies for Astrologers: Astrology Themes in Films

    In episode 314 astrologers Chris Brennan and Leisa Schaim talk about some movies that contain astrological themes or allegories that are relevant to astrologers.

    Most of the discussion focuses on films that are not directly related to astrology, but instead focus on themes that are relevant to astrologers, such as fate, free-will, and the nature of time.

    We also touch on some documentaries that are interesting from an astrological perspective, which focus on topics such as the nature versus nurture debate, or the issue of twins.

    While most of the movies discussed are ones we enjoyed, towards the end we touch on a few films that address astrology more directly, but were not necessarily particularly good.

    Please note that there are lots of spoilers in this discussion, so if you haven’t seen the films listed below, then you probably shouldn’t listen to our discussion unless you are alright with hearing the ending ahead of time.

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    Timestamps and Movies Discussed

    Here is a list of timestamps for each of the films we discussed:



    * 00:00:00 – Introduction

    * 00:02:12 – The Adjustment Bureau

    * 00:25:18 – The Matrix

    * 00:36:26 – Slumdog Millionaire

    * 00:44:10 – The Up Series

    * 01:05:24 – Three Identical Strangers

    * 01:32:20 – Stranger Than Fiction

    * 01:48:16 – Transition into movies that are not as good

    * 01:53:30 – Five Star Day

    * 02:03:12 – What’s Your Raashee?

    * 02:15:19 – Return of the Magi

    * 02:27:09 – The lack of good astrology documentaries

    * 02:34:14 – Concluding remarks

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    • 2 hr 37 min

Customer Reviews

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Proper Astrology Lectures

I discovered this podcast after enrolling in an overpriced astrology podcast (over 2k - mentioning it for perspective and because for me that is a lot of $$$ and I’m almost done paying my cc). This FREE podcast taught me and is teaching more than what I got out of that class. Look for all of their timeless episodes about the signs (2 parts) the houses (two parts) and planets (on going)These gave me a better understanding of the complexity that is astrology. I am now an aspiring “whole house” with traditional ruler ship astrologer. I support it via Patreon. Chris with Leisa, Austin and Kelly and all the guests and topics that Chris brings keep inspiring and teaching me. Check the website and YouTube to get more.

_nellaq ,

Needs better guest speakers

I love this podcast, it’s super in-depth & the information it provides is invaluable. I look forward to each episode & learning more about astrology. However, the host is super monotone & tends to pick guests who are also monotone/not really interesting/have nothing to contribute & it makes the whole thing really unlistenable. It’s hard to get through all of the “uhms” & “yeas”.

basiliskfondler ,

Best astrology podcast out there

Full on classes, lectures, fascinating interviews and debates. You can learn so much from this podcast and Chris is a wonderful host who brings out a diverse array of astrologers. Much love Chris, you are a wonderful human being. Many blessings for your continued success in this work.

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