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!

 

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