In episode 82 of the podcast, Kelly Surtees and Leisa Schaim join in to answer some questions that have been asked about various topics by listeners to the podcast over the past few months.
The questions covered topics such as the origin and rationale of the Arabic parts, the reliability of astrology software programs, how to deal with the uncertainty regarding the system of house division to be used, questions about the use of mythology as an instrument of interpretation to celestial bodies, constructive manifestations of planets in Understand difficult houses and more.
We had a couple of announcements at the top of the show, first about the Astrology podcast’s nomination for an ISAR award, and then we ran the draw for the monthly giveaway for June and handed out a pass to the upcoming ISAR conference in October. as well as a one-year subscription to Mountain Astrologer magazine.
More details on these announcements are provided below, followed by a full description of the questions answered in this episode, as well as links to download or stream this episode of the podcast.
Nominate the astrology podcast for an ISAR award
ISAR is awarding a prize for the best audiovisual production at its upcoming conference in October and there is currently an open call for nominations. In the initial phase, the five best productions with the most nominations will be made by the Closing date for entries is June 30th will then be voted on by the general ISAR membership later this year.
If you’d like to nominate the Astrology Podcast, email Glenn Perry at email@example.com stating that you would like to nominate the podcast and give them the link to do so. Please email CC Sam Reynolds at: firstname.lastname@example.org. If the podcast gets enough nominations the next day, it could win an award, which would be kind of cool.
Competition drawing for June
At the beginning of this episode, we conducted the drawing and announced the winners of our monthly competition for the patrons of the podcast.
This is one of the new perks for Level 5 and $ 10 patrons as explained in this post about the giveaway on the podcast blog.
$ 5 Tier Price: Subscription to The Mountain Astrologer Magazine
The price for the $ 5 tier this month was a free one-year subscription to The Mountain Astrologer magazine.
Mountain Astrologer Magazine, which has been published every other month for nearly 30 years, is the publication astrology students – and professional astrologers – rely on to keep them connected with the astrological community. TMA, which also has a digital edition, covers all the basics with well-edited feature articles, a student section, detailed forecasts, and even astro-humor.
You can find the TMA blog, subscription information, and 15 year old issues at: www.MountainAstrologe.com
The winner of the subscription was the listener Freeman Presson!
$ 10 Tier Prize: Pass to the ISAR Astrology Conference
This month’s grand prize for the $ 10 tier was a pass to the upcoming astrology conference hosted by the International Society for Astrological Research.
This will be the largest conference event of the year and will take place in Costa Mesa, California starting October 13th–17, 2016. The conference will focus on astrological predictions and the slogan is “The power of prediction meets the consequence of choice”. The conference will be attended by 60 speakers from around the world speaking on six different tracks covering timing techniques, financial markets, psychological shifts, spiritual phases, relationships, and Indian astrology. There will also be two presidential panels at the beginning and end of the conference, as it will take place just before the US presidential election in November.
More information about the conference can be found at www.ISARastrology.org.
The winner of the pass to the ISAR conference was the listener Scotty Hudson!
Thank you to all of our sponsors who donated prizes for this month’s drawing! Visit their websites for more information on some of the prices on offer this month.
I’m in the process of putting the next month’s prizes together, but the grand prize for the next month’s $ 10 tier has already been set and it will be a free copy of the popular astrology software program, Solar Fire. I will have more details on this soon. If you want to win a prize in next month’s drawing, all you have to do is sign up as the astrology podcast patron.
Questions and answers in this episode
We received questions from about 14 different people for this episode, even though we could only get through the first seven or so and it still took us two hours and fifteen minutes. Some people asked several questions, and unfortunately we weren’t able to answer all of them due to time constraints. Hopefully we can take over and answer some of the questions the next time we do a Q&A episode.
In this episode we have answered questions from Gastón García, Christina Unzicker, Marlene Stalker, Erna Ahlfors, Teodora Gales, Erica Jones and Margarita Stoffberg. Thank you everyone for submitting your questions!
The questions roughly covered the following topics:
- The best way for beginners to learn astrology.
- The reliability of astrology software programs.
- Whether to use it for drawing purposes.
- Whether Arabic parts were used in Hellenistic astrology.
- How to deal with Arabic parts that include house tops when using whole shield houses.
- Whether or not to reverse the calculation for the happiness part.
- When Arabic parts can be used along with timing techniques like profections and transits.
- How to interpret benefactors and evils in ruling 1st and 7th houses.
- How to deal with the confusion about various conflicting forms of house division.
- Questions about the use of mythology as a tool for interpretation in astrology.
- Constructive manifestations of planets placed in difficult houses like the 6th, 8th and 12th.
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