LODGE PROGRAM – SPRING 2020 

13 January

7:00  Bitcoin’s Financial Astrology – Naomi Martin

My talk will be about using Vedic and tropical astrological techniques to analyse financial astrology. I will focus mainly on Bitcoin and one or two other cryptocurrencies to illustrate the theories put into practice and demonstrate how charts translate into prices and scenarios using transits.

Biography: Having studied various schools of astrology since a single digit age, presently in Year 2 of Sanjay Rath’s Parasara course.  Naomi has also edited two of financial astrologer Barry Rosen’s books – Finding your Blind Spots and Vedic Astrology Transit Guide 2019-2020. Any questions can be emailed to couldashouldawoulda9@gmail.com

8:30  Steps to Analysis (1) – Wanda Sellar

Over the coming weeks, three different astrologers will look at various methods of interpretation, analysis and judgement of a natal chart. Astrologers have different starting points, different methods etc though naturally some areas will be similar. None may be better than the other, just what works for them.

Biography:   Wanda Sellar, Dip.Astrol. Q.H.P. is a past president of the Astrological Lodge, and its current program organiser.  She has edited the A.A.’s ‘Astrology & Medicine Newsletter for 22 years, as well as written three books on astrology: The Consultation Chart, Introduction to Medical Astrology and Introduction to Decumbiture. She is currently writing Chart Shapes: Code to Interpretation. She is also the principal of the Iceni Medical Astrology Course.

Contact: wandaelizabethsellar@gmail.com

20th January

7:00 Current Affairs and 2020 – Sue Tompkins

We live in interesting times!  In this talk, Sue will discuss current cycles and the astrology of what is going on now and will consider what we might expect over the next twelve months.

Biography: Sue became entranced with astrology in the early 70’s and is now one of the most experienced consultants and teachers in the UK. She lectures widely at home and abroad and her books Aspects in Astrology (Rider UK/Destiny USA) and The Contemporary Astrologer’s Handbook’ are international best-sellers. Sue is also a qualified and practising homeopath and has undergone training in psychology and counselling. She has a busy homoeopathic and astrological practise in central London.
Contact: www.suetompkins.com

8:30   Steps to Analysis (2) – Israel Ajose

Tonight another astrologer looks at methods in interpretation, analysis and judgement of a natal chart. Astrologers have different starting points, different methods etc though naturally some areas will be similar. None is better than the other, just what works for them.

Biography: Israel Ajose D.Psych.Astro  is an astrological teacher, transpersonal therapist consultant, and director of Astrology of the (Psyche) Soul, and has been practicing since 2007, after studying and completing full honours in psychological astrology at The Centre of Psychological Astrology. He is also the current secretary for the Astrological Lodge of London.
Contact: neteru@hotmail.com

27th January

7:00 Where Do We Go from Here? Capricorn Stellium Progress Report – Roy Gillett

Roy will encourage discussion to take stock of what has happened since his article ‘A Key Turning Point in Human History’ appeared in the January 2019 Astrological Journal.  Read it and study the diagrams at:

https://crucialastrotools.co.uk/A_Key_Turning_Point_in_Human_History.pdf

Biography
: Roy Gillett B.Ed (Hons Ldn) President UK’s The Astrological Association, full-time astrologer since 1976, software adviser since 1988 [especially Solar Fire], astro-finance researcher, international conference speaker, has published mundane forecasts from 1978, writing “Working with the Planets” column since 2002. Books include Astrology and Compassion the Convenient Truth; Economy, Ecology and Kindness and The Secret Language of Astrology. His 2017 Reversing the Race to Global Destruction corrects contemporary assumed ‘truths’ and visualises a happier world.

8:30  Steps to Analysis (3) – Sonal Sachdeva

The last in this series of methods in interpretation, analysis and judgement of a natal chart. Astrologers have different starting points, different methods etc though naturally some areas will be similar. None is better than the other, just what works for them.

Biography Sonal Sachdeva is an Astrologer, Speaker, Writer. Sonal is Vedic Consultant at Watkins Books, the highly acclaimed and one of the oldest esoteric bookshops, based in Central London.
From computer systems, she migrated into making films and videography and has her own Youtube Channel. Her Astrological foray began with a Diploma under Liz Greene at the Centre of Psychological Astrology (CPA) before focusing on her Vedic learning practice under the tutelage of celebrated Indian astrologer, Pandit Sanjay Rath. A few years ago, she launched Divine Astro
Essences – a range of skin care and wellbeing products using the principles of Aromatherapy and the ancient wisdom of planets and Astrological influences. Free detailed Western Tropical Chart as well as Sidereal Vedic Charts along with the Indian  Almanac Panchanga can be found at www.CircleofDivine.com and www.CircleofDivineAstrology.com

3rd February

7:00 The Great Bob Marley – Lucien Windrich

It’s the 75th anniversary of the birth of Reggae musician Bob Marley. Let us examine his chart and hear Lucien play some of his music live.

Biography: Lucien has been a professional musician for many years and began studying astrology in the early 90’s. He completed the Diploma with the Faculty of Astrological Studies in 1994, and for a few years worked as a production editor for the Astrology Quarterly. Lucien is currently researching the golden section in astrology, and the significance of floating lumps of rock in the Kuiper Belt.  He has a degree in anthropology, and lives in London with his wife and three children.

Email: lucienwindrich@gmail.com

8:30 The Goddess Venus (1) – Marilena Marino

From ancient myth to modern life. Discussion of charts with prominent Venus.

Biography: Marilena is a consulting astrologer, writer and speaker. Her articles have been published in the Astrological Journal and IAM Infinity Astrology Magazine. She regularly speaks at various astrological organisations, including the AA Annual Conference and international schools. Currently on the Astrological Association board, she was previously on the committee for the Astrological Lodge of London, which she continues to support as a volunteer.  Her interviews with leading astrologers are available to watch on the Astrological Association’s YouTube channel. Her astrology products and services are available on www.scintillando.com.

10th February

7:00  Archetypes and Astrology – Rebekah Hirsch

The planets of the solar system can be seen as embodiments of powerful living archetypal forces. These archetypes are multi-dimensional beings – they can be experienced as a distinct stream of energy within the individual human psyche and they also exist as the divine principles that structure our universe. This is the fantastic gift of astrology, meeting with these archetypal energies forms a bridge between our individual personal awareness and a deeper expanded connection to the universal consciousness. Rebekah will be speaking on this approach to astrology, learning to experience the planetary archetypes as a living presence in both the individual and universal energy fields.

Biography: Rebekah Hirsch trained at the Centre for Psychological Astrology. She followed this with training in psycho-spiritual energy healing to become and advanced level graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, USA. Rebekah is the author of Charting the Soul: Astrology, Characterology and the Human Energy Field bringing together her understanding of body-mind psychology, energy healing and the archetypes of the planets of the horoscope. Rebekah has a private practice as an energy healer, voice dialogue facilitator and an archetypal astrologer. She runs her own Charting the Soul workshops in Devon and in London as well as workshops and courses in Voice Dialogue.

8:30  The Goddess Venus (2) – Marilena Marino

The Venus Retrograde Cycle – Themes, lessons and examples.
Biography  Marilena is a consulting astrologer, writer and speaker. Her articles have been published in the Astrological Journal and IAM Infinity Astrology Magazine. She regularly speaks at various astrological organisations, including the AA Annual Conference and international schools. Currently on the Astrological Association board, she was previously on the committee for the Astrological Lodge of London, which she continues to support as a volunteer.  Her interviews with leading astrologers are available to watch on the Astrological Association’s YouTube channel. Her astrology products and services are available on www.scintillando.com.

17th February

7:00   Mystique: The Charts of SphinxesVictor Olliver

Garbo was one as is Kate Bush and the French singer Mylene Farmer – and Mick Jagger. But was Bowie or Warhol? The sphinx blends spectacle and theatricality with an air of secrecy and this we call ‘mystique’. Is there a chart signature for this type of glamour? The Great Sphinx of Giza holds clues to a better understanding of nativities dominated by the signs of Leo and Virgo.
Biography: Victor is the editor of The Astrological Journal, published by the Astrological Association. He has a distinction diploma in both natal and mundane astrology from the Mayo School and he is the media officer of the APAI. He is also an award-winning feature writer whose celebrity profiles have appeared in the Sunday Times Magazine, The Times, Marie Claire and many other publications. He lives by the coast in West Sussex.

8:30 AGM

24th February

7:00   Nobel Prize in Literature – Jadranka Coic

The latest laureate Olga Tokarczuk in her work Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, refers to astrology.  What her chart says about her and some other Nobel prize winners will be discussed tonight.

Biography: Jadranka Coic spends her time either practising astrology or growing vegetables on her allotment in accordance with Moon cycles.  She is a perpetual student who started to study astrology more than fifteen years ago, and now is doing the QHP Diploma course. She is the Treasurer of the Astrological Association and Beginners’ Class Tutor for the Astrological Lodge of London.
Email: jadrankacoic@yahoo.com

8:30 Class (1) Tarot for Astrologers – Sue Farebrother

Although the two systems are very different in many ways, there is enough crossover to forge some useful links between them.
Biography: Sue Merlyn Farebrother, DFAstrolS, MA Sue has been a professional astrologer and tarot consultant for more than 30 years in private practice in London, UK. She teaches astrology at Foundation and Intermediate level for the Faculty of Astrological Studies. She also teaches courses on beginners and advanced tarot, and on astrological techniques, at the London School of Astrology. Sue gained a distinction for her Cultural Astronomy and Astrology MA dissertation on Tarot and Astrology in 2007. Her beginners’ book, Astrology Decoded, was published in 2013 by Rider to critical acclaim and is a Faculty/LSA recommended book. She is currently working on her next astrology book for Rider Books, The Astrology Forecasting Guide, which is about how to do astrological forecasting, to be published in Autumn 2019.
Contact: www.suemerlyn.com 

2nd March

7:00 Eclipses – the Power of Sun, Moon and Shadow – Cat Cox

Eclipses are some of the most powerful celestial events that we can experience. In this talk we will explore their mythology, symbolism and meaning, we’ll look at how to work with these powerful triggers in natal forecasting and consider their impact in mundane matters. We will look at their significance in relation to some individual and national charts and reflect back on the January eclipse season which was especially significant for the UK.
Biography: Cat is the President of the Faculty of Astrological Studies and has taught with the Faculty since 2006. She began studying astrology in 1984 and followed an astrological path to the Faculty Diploma, horary astrology and then to the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology at Bath Spa. She practices and teaches in London and her interests in healing, Jungian and transpersonal psychology, goddess spirituality and the Western Mysteries have all informed her approach to astrology and over time she has come to view her work with charts as a spiritual practice.
Contact: www.starpractice.com 

8:30 Class (2) Tarot for Astrologers – Sue Farebrother

Sue will consider some of the links between tarot and astrology as divinatory subjects, and the question of how best to work with both together
Biography: Sue Merlyn Farebrother, DFAstrolS, MA Sue has been a professional astrologer and tarot consultant for more than 30 years in private practice in London, UK. She teaches astrology at Foundation and Intermediate level for the Faculty of Astrological Studies. She also teaches courses on beginners and advanced tarot, and on astrological techniques, at the London School of Astrology. Sue gained a distinction for her Cultural Astronomy and Astrology MA dissertation on Tarot and Astrology in 2007. Her beginners’ book, Astrology Decoded, was published in 2013 by Rider to critical acclaim and is a Faculty/LSA recommended book. She is currently working on her next astrology book for Rider Books, The Astrology Forecasting Guide, which is about how to do astrological forecasting, to be published in Autumn 2019.
Contact: www.suemerlyn.com

 9th March

7:00 Atlantis : The Greatest Riddle of Mankind? – Colyn Boyce

There have been perhaps more books, in the realm of Esotericism, written on Atlantis than any other subject, with the possible exception of ancient Egypt. Some claim that it was an island, others speculate that it occupied a continent. And one view is that Atlantis was an entire global landmass. More to the point, we were all there and probably spent several lifetimes in the Atlantean world, which occupied a very long time-span. This talk examines many of the theories concerning the rise and fall of Atlantis and what lessons it holds for our future incarnations.
Biography: Colyn Boyce was born in Canada in 1951. For a number of years, in the 1970s he was a radio journalist. A member of the Theosophical Society since 1969, he has worked for the London HQ of the TS in England since 1981. For 25 years he was engaged fulltime as Publicist and for the past 10 years, has held the post of Office Administrator with a remit to organise and promote the London programme of the Society. From 1990 to 2015 he was Assistant Editor of Insight magazine and its predecessor, The Theosophical Journal. His responsibility extended to designing and illustrating the magazines – often with his own photographs. A member of the National Lecturer’s Scheme, Colyn has spoken at our annual Summer Schools, in London and at a number of premises throughout England, Wales and Canada. Last Autumn he gave a series of lectures to branches of the TS in the NW USA.
Email:  cboyce2534@sky.com

8:30 Class (3) Tarot for Astrologers – Sue Farebrother

More links between the two systems. If you have a simple question, please email it to Sue in advance.
Biography: Sue Merlyn Farebrother, DFAstrolS, MA Sue has been a professional astrologer and tarot consultant for more than 30 years in private practice in London, UK. She teaches astrology at Foundation and Intermediate level for the Faculty of Astrological Studies. She also teaches courses on beginners and advanced tarot, and on astrological techniques, at the London School of Astrology. Sue gained a distinction for her Cultural Astronomy and Astrology MA dissertation on Tarot and Astrology in 2007. Her beginners’ book, Astrology Decoded, was published in 2013 by Rider to critical acclaim and is a Faculty/LSA recommended book. She is currently working on her next astrology book for Rider Books, The Astrology Forecasting Guide, which is about how to do astrological forecasting, to be published in Autumn 2019.
Contact: www.suemerlyn.com

16th March

7:00 The Neptune Void – Martin Moritz

The placement of Neptune in a chart is often the source of our capacity for longing and idealisation. Deep down in us lies a need to merge with another person, an ideal, a state of dreamy sensual delight and ecstasy. This can come to us in various forms. We can be devoted to a course, a partner or family member, find great joy in art or travels. Or we can get lost by misusing drugs, becoming the victim of self-deception or running out empty from getting manipulated by other persons or circumstances. In many cases we experience both extremes, which makes Neptune’s realm so very foggy and mysterious. We shall explore the reasons for our yearning and why disappointment and de-idealisation can drain out all our energy, but can also be a kick to let go of unrealistic demands and expectations.

8:30 The Neptunian dependency

Biography: Martin Sebastian Moritz has lived in London and is now based in Berlin.
He has a degree in psychology and is a trained therapist and trend researcher. He has been a consulting astrologer for over 20 years, lectures online and in workshops and writes articles for astrological journals in Germany, Switzerland and the UK. He takes a keen interest in biography work, gender issues, history, mundane, psychological and karmic astrology. His first book The mysterious 8th house – facing the shadow has recently been translated into English. His astro-via.com.
Contact: www.astro-via.com

23rd March

7:00 Weather Prediction Techniques – Kim Farnell

Weather forecasting used to be one of the main uses of astrology and was used regularly until the late nineteenth century. And the basic techniques are straightforward and within the easy grasp of any astrologer. In this talk, we’ll look at a variety of techniques for both long and short-range forecasting and use them together in an attempt to forecast the upcoming weather.
Biography: Kim has been President of the Lodge since 2008 and holds an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology. She is the author of several books, including many on astrology, and her primary interest is in the history of astrology.

 

8:30 Women in Politics – Gill Dorren

This year marks the 45th anniversary of Margaret Thatcher becoming first female leader of the Tory Party. Let’s look at her life and examine her chart.
Biography: Gill has been studying astrology and Cosmology for many years and as an Aquarian, with Scorpio rising,  is actually looking forward to the dawning of a new age and is intrigued with so many great people trying to predict the end of the World as we know it. Gill Dorren is Treasurer of the Lodge and has been studying and practising Astrology for 30 years. She has particular interests in Cosmology (past and present) and is keen to fuse astrology with current cosmological theory. And has given many lectures on this at the Lodge. She also loves the history of the 17th century and helped organise the Astrologers Feast to celebrate the Lodges’ centenary at the Painters Hall, the original venue from the 17th century.

30th March

7:00 The Path of the Moon’s Nodes – Pauline Gerosa

THE PATH OF THE MOON’S NODES an Evolutionary Journey across the Zodiac
“it is good to have an end to journey toward but it is the journey that matters, in the end” Ursula Le Guin
In traditional astrology, the Moon’s Nodes are referred to as the Head & Tail of the Dragon. There were some fairly gruesome interpretations given for the placements of the mythical creature’s extremities within birth charts in ancient times. But these days we’re less bound by fatalistic warnings and more interested in how to take a pro-active approach to developing our individual potential. The Dragon is a wonderful symbol for personal evolution. It describes the journey from the inborn knowing-ness contained in the Dragon’s Tail (the South Node) to the fully-conscious awareness of the Dragon’s Head (the North Node). We’ve learned to trust the accumulated knowledge & experience stored in our Dragon’s Tail which may have been gained over a series of past lives or existences and we’re extending and evolving it to the next level of wisdom.
Biography: Pauline Gerosa DFAstrolS
In 1986 I experienced a traumatic period in my personal life. I turned to astrology for guidance and to help me understand my situation so I could make the best of it. As I was living in London, I was able to attend regular classes held by the Faculty of Astrological Studies. I spent six spellbinding years studying and I gained my diploma in 1992, when I began to read birth charts professionally. I suppose I was born an astrologer as I have always been interested in people, their lives and loves, hopes and dreams, sorrows and joys. I think growing up in the Arabian desert under those amazing night skies crammed with stars may also have had something to do with it!
Contact: www.paulinegerosaastrology.com

Summer Term starts on 27th April 2020.

HEALING SEMINAR – A NEW YEAR A NEW YOU!

The Astrological Lodge of London presents             
A NEW YEAR A NEW YOU!

Come and plan your goals and targets astrologically and enjoy the Saturn/Pluto conjunction with fellow astrologers!

Sunday the 12th of January 2020 at
The Theosophical Society
50 Gloucester Place, London, W1U 8E
10AM-5PM
* Doors open 9.30am for tea/coffee

With:

Sue Farebrother: Tarot and your year ahead, how can the Tarot help us to navigate the new year and provide us with an insight as to what challenges or obstacles might lie ahead
Kim Farnell: Amulets, these are worn or carried to give you an extra boost and Astrology is part of the process of making a powerful amulet to achieve your goals.  Not only can you select the correct materials astrologically you can also use astrological symbols to choose the optimum time for creating your amulet
Gill Dorren: Astrology & Diet looking at the 1st, 2nd and 6th Houses in the natal chart to see if they can guide you as to the best diet for you.  This will be a practical and in-depth lecture followed by lunch!
Israel Ajose: Jupiter in Capricorn, Saturn and Pluto conjunction and the Year 2020 and how this will provide opportunities to make significant changes in our lives.  As these planetary activities seem to reflect very heavy, serious and changing times, find out how we can utilise these cosmic alignments to our advantage in regards to our own natal charts.
One more speaker to be announced….

Price:
GBP40-members
GBP35-members concession
GBP45-non-members

AUTUMN 2019 PROGRAMME

AUTUMN 2019 PROGRAMME

9th September

7:00   From Astrolabes to Zijes (1)                                                      Chris Mitchell

How Arabic science brought horoscopes to England. After the decline of the Roman Empire, knowledge of astrology almost disappeared in Western Europe. In the ninth century, English scholars knew that Venus had something to do with love. By the twelfth century, they were drawing up accurate charts, knew about house systems, and could do sophisticated chart analysis, and a few decades later this was on the curriculum in the new universities. In this talk, Chris Mitchell will look at what caused this explosion of astrological knowledge.

8:30  From Astrolable to Zijes (2)                                                        Chris Mitchell

Biography: Chris Mitchell has had a life-long interest in astrology, and is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Leicester looking at Jewish and Arabic influences in English medieval astrology. He holds the Diploma in Medieval Astrology from Astrologos and has an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology from Bath Spa University College. He is a regular speaker at a number of astrology groups and conferences worldwide, and has written a number of published articles both for astrological publications and the local press.

16th September 

7:00 Ancient Astrology Techniques                                                  Christos Archos                                                             

Since the dawn of civilization astrology was an important part of the world and leaders were consulting priests and magicians who knew the astrological principles for their future.  Astrology from the Babylonian years to early Renaissance had many techniques that were very useful for an astrologer to understand and predict from a natal chart. In this lecture we are going only to scratch the surface of this knowledge by knowing the basic techniques that were developed from the Dawn of Astrology till 1500 A.D

8:30  Generations, family and personality                                       Christos Archos

Understanding biology, family fate and influence in our personal context.
In this talk we are going to understand the basic concepts of generational astrology and how it affects our life but also within that context we will understand how our families (biological and environmental factors) affect our personality. Most importantly how we get out from all of this if needed.                                                            

Biography: Christos Archos was born in Athens in 1982 and has a background in Counselling, Family and Clinical Psychology. He has worked extensively with psychological astrology and synastry.  He is the VP for ISAR in Greece and the President of the Mediterranean and Balkan Astrology Research Centre. His website is www.christosarchos.gr

23rd September

7:00   Carter Memorial                                                       Sue Merlyn Farebrother

Cosmic Jokerman

Are we all subject to a Cosmic Joke? How come that all the tools of astrology fit with our experience? How is it that we are born, a little innocent creature, at a specific date, time and worldly place? We are immediately blessed with not only a birth chart that will encapsulate our character, but a lifetime of transits and so on every year, for the whole of our lives to come? This lecture may raise more questions than it answers!

Biography: Sue Merlyn Farebrother, DFAstrolS, MA Sue has been a professional astrologer and tarot consultant for more than 30 years in private practice in London, UK. She teaches astrology at Foundation and Intermediate level for the Faculty of Astrological Studies. She also teaches courses on beginners and advanced tarot, and on astrological techniques, at the London School of Astrology. Sue gained a distinction for her Cultural Astronomy and Astrology MA dissertation on Tarot and Astrology in 2007. Her beginners’ book, Astrology Decoded, was published in 2013 by Rider to critical acclaim and is a Faculty/LSA recommended book. She is currently working on her next astrology book for Rider Books, The Astrology Forecasting Guide, which is about how to do astrological forecasting, to be published in Autumn 2019.

8:30   Ritual                                                                                        

30th September

7:00  The Versailles Treaty                                                                Jadranka Coic

It is a hundred years since the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. The three most important politicians present were David Lloyd George, Georges Clemenceau and Woodrow Wilson. Did it transform the world into a better place?

Biography:  Jadranka Coic  was born and raised in Croatia and, in 1991, moved to London. She works as an accountant but spends her free time either practising astrology or growing vegetables on her allotment in accordance with Moon cycles. Jadranka started to study astrology more than fifteen years ago with The Faculty of Astrological Studies. She was the Lodge’s Treasurer and is currently the Beginner’s Class Tutor, as well as organiser of the annual Astrology and Healing Seminar.

8:30  Stars in the Sky                                                                                Alison Kelly

A selection of charts of those who have passed in 2019.

Biography: Alison has been a member of the Astrological Lodge for 20 years, serving on the committee in various roles for many of these. She is a keen amateur astrologer and hopes to be able to spend more time on this now she has retired!  

7th October                             

7:00  Karmic Synastry (1)                                                                 Zsuzanna Griga

Theory and practise of karmic synastry: do past life experiences impact on relationships? Can we categorise relationships with astrological tools? Is my partner a soul sibling, a soulmate, or a twin flame, and if yes, what can I do about it?

8:30 Karmic Synastry (2)                                                                   Zsuzanna Griga Biography: Zsuzsanna Griga has been practicing karmic astrology for 25 years. She teaches and works with clients in Budapest and in London. In Budapest she opened a healing centre in 2000, and also manages Clear Brook College of Parapsychology since 2003. She has named her astrological concept “Transcendental Karmic Astrology” as it uncovers the hidden karmic layers of the natal chart with the help of the asteroids, Trans-Neptunians, and fixed stars. The discovery and naming of the new celestial objects, the dwellers of the Asteroid Belt and the Kuiper Belt, is an ongoing process; as soon as another one is spotted and named mankind becomes aware of its workings. When you name something you give it a destiny, which will reflect back to you – a well-known psychological fact. Why is it important to uncover the hidden layers of a birth chart, you may wonder. Because the past influences the present, and by bringing it to the surface, by understanding and tackling it, the present incarnation can become a better, happier, healthier one. As a karmic astrologer, this is Zsuzsanna’s creed.

www.the-dreamweaver.net

https://www.facebook.com/TranscendentalKarmicAstrology/

14th October

7:00  Fixed Stars: The Pleiades                                                                 Gill Dorren

All you’ve ever wanted to know about the Pleiades. This small constellation close to Taurus appears to have had a profound effect on civilisations, old and new. Gill will go through the myth and the science of this enigmatic star cluster and its influence on astrology and cosmology.

Biography: Gill has been studying astrology and Cosmology for many years and as an Aquarian, with Scorpio rising,  is actually looking forward to the dawning of a new age and is intrigued with so many great people trying to predict the end of the World as we know it. Gill Dorren is Treasurer of the Lodge and has been studying and practising Astrology for 30 years. She has particular interests in Cosmology (past and present) and is keen to fuse astrology with current cosmological theory. And has given many lectures on this at the Lodge. She also loves the history of the 17th century and helped organise the Astrologers Feast to celebrate the Lodges’ centenary at the Painters Hall, the original venue from the 17th century.

8:30 A Gallery of Murder (1)                                                                 Wanda Sellar

Astrological profiling of crime scenes and criminals

Biography:   Wanda Sellar, Dip.Astrol. Q.H.P. is a past president of the Astrological Lodge, and its current program organiser.  She has edited the A.A.’s ‘Astrology & Medicine Newsletter for 22 years, as well as written three books on astrology: The Consultation Chart, Introduction to Medical Astrology and Introduction to Decumbiture. She is currently writing Chart Shapes: Code to Interpretation. She is also the principal of the Iceni Medical Astrology Course.

21st October 30th

7:00. Women of the Computer Age                                                     Derek Norcott

Looking at the lives and charts of Ada Lovelace, Sophie Wilson and ‘Amazing Grace’ Hopper.

Biography: : Derek Norcott has studied and researched astrology since 1969. He is self-educated and has a large collection of books on astrology. He has attended the Astrological Lodge religiously since 2001, has presented occasional seminars at the Lodge, and has written various articles for the Quarterly. Derek is a past member of the Astrological Association. He worked in IT for two decades as an analysis-programmer, and as database and web support. For leisure, he enjoys web development and typesetting using LATEX. He keeps a diary and urges other astrologers to do the same, as it is an invaluable method for testing astrology to one’s personal satisfaction.

8:30  A Gallery of Murder  (2)                                                               Wanda Sellar

Astrological profiling of crime scenes and criminals.

Biography:   Wanda Sellar, Dip.Astrol. Q.H.P. is a past president of the Astrological Lodge, and its current program organiser.  She has edited the A.A.’s ‘Astrology & Medicine Newsletter for 22 years, as well as written three books on astrology: The Consultation Chart, Introduction to Medical Astrology and Introduction to Decumbiture. She is currently writing Chart Shapes: Code to Interpretation. She is also the principal of the Iceni Medical Astrology Course.

28th October

7:00    The Capricorn Conjunction Generation – How Will They Stamp Their Authority on the Course of History?                                         Lianne McCafferty

A look at this vast generation born in the late 1980’s & early 1990’s which is now entering its first Saturn Return. Who are they, what will they bring to the world & what challenges may they face? How will planetary cycles impact them during the next few years?

Biography: Lianne McCafferty holds the Mayo Diploma (Distinction) in both Natal and Mundane, and now tutors for the Mayo. UK based, she is a practising Astrologer, writer and speaker with a wide range of Astrological interests. As a former professional sportsperson and coach she is particularly interested in the use of Astrology to help enhance a sport performance.

website: luminaireastrology.com

8:30  A Gallery of Murder (3)                                                               Wanda Sellar

Astrological profiling of crime scenes and criminals.

Biography:   Wanda Sellar, Dip.Astrol. Q.H.P. is a past president of the Astrological Lodge, and its current program organiser.  She has edited the A.A.’s ‘Astrology & Medicine Newsletter for 22 years, as well as written three books on astrology: The Consultation Chart, Introduction to Medical Astrology and Introduction to Decumbiture. She is currently writing Chart Shapes: Code to Interpretation. She is also the principal of the Iceni Medical Astrology Course.

4th November

7:00  Why use midpoints?                                                                Lucien Windrich

A look at the traditional view of midpoints involving the ‘hard’ 8 harmonic aspects vs a more radical point of view involving the ‘soft’ trine and sextile aspects, and why these midpoint configurations should not be overlooked. Example charts will include the midpoints of the outer planets UR, NE and PL.

Biography: Lucien has been a professional musician for many years and began studying astrology in the early 90’s. He completed the Diploma with the Faculty of Astrological Studies in 1994, and for a few years worked as a production editor for the Astrology Quarterly. Lucien is currently researching the golden section in astrology, and the significance of floating lumps of rock in the Kuiper Belt.  He has a degree in anthropology, and lives in London with his wife and three children.

8:30  Guido Bonatti: his life and times, and astrology                      James O’Reilly

Flyer: A review of the background to the great astrologer’s life, and an examination of his charts.

A review of the background to the great astrologer’s life, and an examination of his charts.

Biography: James has been an active member of the Astrological Lodge for 30 years and has spoken at other groups namely Bromley Astrology Association, and The Charlton House Astrology Group which he helped to run. At the moment his main interest is Vedic Astrology, particularly the Nakshatras. 

11th November

7:00    Aversions                                    Israel Ajose

Aversions: in this lecture I will be demonstrating this ancient Hellenistic technique on how aversion operates and is interpreted in our natal charts. Two planets or two signs are said to be in aversion when they are in signs that are not configured to each other by any of the five Ptolemaic aspects  (conjunction, sextile, square, trine, opposition). Aversion is the dark partner of aspects, and occurs when two signs are not related by aspect, so that planets in them cannot see each other, and when a planet in a sign cannot see its own sign. Aversion also helps explain the challenging and negative meanings of the four traditional difficult houses: 2nd, 6th, and the 8th and 12th.

8:30 Fate, Fortune and Prosperity (1)                                                     Israel Ajose

Destiny versus free will is often a question that pops up when looking at astrology charts. Looking at ways to see and predict our fate and fortune in the natal chart has always been an essential and profound part of astrology. In this 3 lecture series I will be looking at both traditional and modern techniques of how to pinpoint the fate and fortune of our careers, finances, Romance, love life etc

Biography: Israel Ajose D.Psych.Astro  is an astrological teacher, transpersonal therapist consultant, and director of Astrology of the (Psyche) Soul, and has been practicing since 2007, after studying and completing full honours in psychological astrology at The Centre of Psychological Astrology. He is also the current secretary for the Astrological Lodge of London.

18th November

7:00  Making the Most of Minor Aspects Part II                           Priscilla Costello

Many modern astrologers are now using minor aspects, not just
semi-sextiles and quincunxes, but also the less well-known aspects.  After
a review of quintiles (5ths) covered last spring, we’ll look at 7ths,
9ths, 10ths, and 11ths.  What do these mean symbolically and practically
and what do they contribute to understanding the deeper meanings of your
chart?

Biography: Priscilla Costello M.A., Dipl. CAAE, is a counselling astrologer,
teacher, lecturer, and writer with a professional astrological practice
spanning over 30 years. She has spoken widely throughout the U.S. and
Canada, at numerous conferences sponsored by NCGR, AFA, SOTA, and UAC. She
has been involved in professional astrological organizations in Canada
(The Fraternity for Canadian Astrologers and the Canadian Association for
Astrological Education) and in the U.S. (the National Council for
Geocosmic Research). Founder and Director of The New Alexandria, a center
for religious, spiritual, and esoteric studies, she is the author of “The
Weiser Concise Guide to Practical Astrology” (2008), a unique introduction
to the basics of astrology linking it to psychology, religion, and
esoteric wisdom. Her latest book is “Shakespeare and the Stars: the Hidden
Astrological Keys to Understanding the World’s Greatest Playwright” (Ibis
Press, 2016)  To learn more, see priscillacostello.com OR
shakespeareandthestars.com.

8:30 Fate, Fortune and Prosperity (2)                                                     Israel Ajose 

How much say and influence do we have over our natal charts? Looking at ways to see and predict our fate and fortune in the natal chart has always been an essential and profound part of astrology. I will be looking at a few very powerful traditional and modern techniques of how to pinpoint and predict the fate and fortune of our careers, finances, romance, love life etc

Biography: Biography: Israel Ajose D.Psych.Astro  is an astrological teacher, transpersonal therapist consultant, and director of Astrology of the (Psyche) Soul, and has been practicing since 2007, after studying and completing full honours in psychological astrology at The Centre of Psychological Astrology. He is also the current secretary for the Astrological Lodge of London.

25th November

7:00   Dedicated Followers of Fashion                                     Christina Rodenbeck

From the bustle to the miniskirt, beards to dreadlocks, tattoos to bell-bottoms, the changing world of fashion is more sensitive to the movements of the planets than almost any other sphere. Fashion is a visual reflection of our collective emotions, our desires, our dreams, our fears and aspirations. Once you understand this, you can see how fashion can make astrology, the spirit of the times visible, seen through the refracting lens of specific designer’s charts. We’ll look at the charts of Alexander McQueen, Elsa Schiaparelli, Issey Miyake (among others) — and try to figure out what might be coming next — and why certain looks right now are so very fashionable.

Biography: Christina Rodenbeck writes The Oxford Astrologer, one of the most influential astrology blogs on the internet.  She’s been a consulting astrologer for more than a decade, with loyal clients from all corners of the world. She’s also the fashion correspondent for The Astrological Journal and writes a regular column, Phenomena, for Infinity Astrology Magazine. She co-hosts a monthly astrology podcast with Sally Kirkman: Sally and Christina Talk Astrology.

8:30 Fate, Fortune and Prosperity (3)                                                     Israel Ajose

Love, money, career, children and many forms of happiness are very often the things that we seek when looking into our natal charts, the question is are we totally fated to the life that we are living or do we have a say in the steering of our destiny, in this lecture we will be diving into some of the most ancient and most powerful chart interpretations and predictive techniques in order to get a greater understanding of what our birth charts are showing us and how best we can perhaps deal with it.

Biography: Israel Ajose D.Psych.Astrol  is an astrological teacher, transpersonal therapist consultant, and director of Astrology of the (Psyche) Soul, and has been practicing since 2007, after studying and completing full honours in psychological astrology at The Centre of Psychological Astrology. He is also the current secretary for the Astrological Lodge of London.

 2nd December

7:00   2020: the 1980s, all over again?                                              Bernard Eccles

The Jupiter-Saturn conjunction closes the Jupiter-Saturn-in-earth-signs sequence for another six or seven centuries. The age of coal, iron, steam, industry and cars is over – which means that the tensions around the Gulf of Hormuz may be the precursor to the last war ever fought over oil! Note, too, the echo of the Iranian revolution at the very end of the 1970s, as Jupiter and Saturn approached their first air sign conjunction since the Middle Ages. Iran is humming with Jup-Sat resonance, and the US is having its Pluto return. H’mm. Saturn-Pluto in 1982 changed the social fabric of the UK, leading to riots and demonstrations. Saturn was in detriment when the two planets met in 1914 and 1947, but in 1982, in Libra, it was exalted. Good for right-wingers, poor for the left. This time it’s in its rulership, and whatever it brings, we have to live with it until 2053. More riots and unrest? Pretty much guaranteed.

Biography: Bernard Eccles is a writer and teacher of many years experience, a former President and a Life  Member of the Astrological Lodge. Although he lecturers regularly at the Faculty Summer School and at conferences nationwide, he still regards the ALL as his astrological home, having been a member since 1978.

8:30 PARTY!

 

NEXT MEETING   13 January 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 17th of June – Olga Morales and Chris Brennan

7:00pm – Financial Astrology and W.D. Gann – Olga Morales

No other historical Wall Street trader and forecaster has been an enigma quite like W.D. Gann. He discovered the sacred geometry in cyclic planetary patterns that influence not only speculative markets but also the tides of generations and countries. As a legacy to future generations of traders, he left behind courses, books, charts and some teachings of a cryptic and esoteric nature – like his novel, The Tunnel Thru the Air (TTTA). Gain insights into his major forecasting cycles.

Biography: Olga Morales

8:30pm – Interpreting the Rulers of the Houses and Timing their Activation – Chris Brennan

One of the keys to chart delineation is learning how to interpret the rulers of the 12 houses when they are in different houses. For example, what does it mean when the ruler of the 7th house is in the 11th house, or when ruler of the 10th is in the 9th? In this lecture attendees will learn how to interpret these placements, as well as how to identify when the topics associated with them will become activated at specific times in the life of the native by using a timing technique known as annual profections.

Biography: Chris Brennan

Asteroid Day and Astrology Oracle cards with Jessica Adams

Asteroid Day & Astrology Oracle cards with Jessica Adams

Saturday 18 May 2019

50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA

Doors open at 9.30am, talks start at 10 and the day ends at 4.30pm.

Jessica Adams

Jessica Adams

Like tarot cards, Astrology Oracle cards can be used to answer questions and predict the future. Together with medium Nikki Dore, Jessica Adams (www.jessicaadams.com) will show you how the cards work. Prepare to be amazed!

The Astrology Oracle has 46 cards; 12 house cards and 34 symbol cards. Of these, the asteroids are extremely important. The deck is an accurate divination tool, but it’s also a quick way to learn the meaning of the asteroids if you also want to start using them in natal chart readings. You can use the cards to brainstorm solutions for issues you or your client may be having. You can also use them to forecast the month or the year ahead.

Take home your own Astrology Oracle cards to use at home, along with a free guidebook download – plus see your full birth chart (with asteroids) on the day, if you don’t yet have it.

£45 for Lodge members and £50 for non-members

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Biography: Jessica Adams