Autumn 2020 Programme

LODGE PROGRAMME AUTUMN 2020

 

21st September 

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7:15 Eclipses – A Vedic Perspective                                          Vijaya Subramanian

Description: Eclipses are all about shadows and desires and they highlight the churning that takes place in the conscious and manifested worlds, between the opposite needs of enjoyment and liberation. The talk will aim to bring out an understanding of eclipses and their impact on the economy and world in this context drawing on the observations of the ancient astronomer Varahamihira who lived in the 6th century BC from his compilation Brihat Samhita. We will look at some recent examples to see how one can use eclipses to predict global events and particularly the December 2019 Solar Eclipse and how it led to this “Great Pause in 2020”.

Biography:  Vijaya is a practising Vedic astrologer in London and has obtained the certificate of Jyotisha Pandita, after studying the Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra with her Guru Pandit Sanjay Rath She is currently co-teaching the same programme in Europe. As part of continuing studies she is studying the Jaimini Sutras and Mantra Sastra. She has been a member of British Vedic Astrology Association (BAVA) since 2004 and is a regular speaker in their annual conferences. She has been an ardent student of Vedanta since 1998 and is under the guidance of Swami Paramarthananda, a disciple of Swami Dayananda of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam since 2011. www.vijayajyoti.com

8:30  Secrets of the Inconjunct                                                             Martin Moritz

Description: Dealing with the infamous 150° angle might be a bit of a strain. Let’s examine ways in which this can be expressed.

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 website: astro-via.com.

 

28th September

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7:15: Almuten: Who is in charge?                                                       Jadranka Coic

Description: The Latin translation of “almuten” from the Arabic means “victor”. A planet that has the most dignity in any specific degree of the zodiac is considered the almuten of that degree and can be the key planet for the whole chart or a particular house.  Understanding almuten helps us understand the chart better, whether natal or horary.

Biography: Jadranka Coic spends 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.

 

8:30     Predictions promises unfolding (1)                                               Israel Ajose

Description: The 7 ages of man alongside profections are two of the most simple but effective of the time Lord systems. The interpretation and use does become more technical and advanced in prediction work. In this lecture we will be looking at further important points to take into consideration which will add more to our prediction techniques. We will be looking at yearly, months and even days of how this Time Lords system can shed light on our future and destiny.

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 vice president for the Astrological Lodge of London.

 

5th October

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7:15:   Who Are You?                                                                                  Ana Isabel

Description: How do we go about answering this question? In Astrology we know that discovering who we are is our life’s mission. We know that the Sun represents identity. In this talk Ana Isabel looks at how Venus and the 5th house help the Sun find self-expression through creativity aiding us on our journey of self-discovery.

8:30         Predictions promises unfolding (2)                                           Israel Ajose

Description: Primary clockwise house prediction technique is a very old predictive technique  hardly used in modern astrology, but is a way to predict very crucial pivotal changes, periods and themes in our life. In this technique each house shows chapter after chapter through a 7 year cycle, which further shows us specific years of the unfolding of the natal chart promise.

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 vice president for the Astrological Lodge of London.

 

12th October

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7:15: The wonder and mystery of life through astrology           Marielle Churaqui

Description: Astrology is a beautiful way to connect to the wonder and mystery of life. It gives us a system that explains the underlying structure of the universe; but it is often a very cerebral activity.  With the planet Uranus in the earthy sign of Taurus we have the opportunity to physically engage with the astrological concepts. This talk is an investigation of how we can do this by feeling the signs, elements, modes, planets and aspects in our bodies. This is an approach that greatly deepens our experience and understanding of astrology.

Biography: Marielle has been involved with astrology for the last 30 years.  She holds the diploma from the Faculty of Astrological Studies and MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology from the University of Lampeter.  She runs an astrological practice in North London and also uses astrology in her work as a yoga teacher and reflexologist.  Her approach with clients is inspired by Jungian ideas and particularly the concept of the soul, as defined by James Hillman, that demands that we live our life as deeply, fully and authentically as we can.

 

8:30     Predictions promises unfolding (3)                                              Israel Ajose

Description: Planetary Years is another predictive time lord system, which allows us discover and unravel very important chapters and periods of life. In the first part of this technique will be covering the minor Years and the Division of Days. This time-lord system is excellent at to discovering and picking up pivotal, important and life changing events in our life.

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 vice president for the Astrological Lodge of London.

 

19th October

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7:15: The English Civil War                                                                   Wanda Sellar

Description: England divided by Civil War (1642-49) was perhaps the greatest upheaval ever known in these isles, when neighbour fought against neighbour, and brother against brother. Also when witch hunting was at its height. Was there a connection? Charts of the main players, Lilly’s War charts, and a Decumbiture.

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. Her latest book is Chart Shapes: Code to Interpretation. She is also the principal of the Iceni Medical Astrology Course.

 

8:30 The Restoration                                                                                  Gill Dorren

Description:  He never did a foolish thing they said of King Charles II, or ever did a wise one.  Who was he really? A lover or a scientist? How did the country change with monarchy restored in the dawn of the Enlightenment?

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.

 

26th October

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7:15:  Planetary Dignity and the Zodiac Debate                                Richard Fidler

Description: When we compare Western and Vedic astrology we find that they are nearly identical in their core principles. The major difference between them is the Zodiac question: Tropical or Sidereal? While the growing interest in Jyotish in the West confronts us with this conundrum with increasing regularity, there have been ardent exponents of a Sidereal Zodiac among Western astrologers using otherwise Western astrological techniques. There are even of late some vocal Vedic Tropicalists: this is not purely an East vs. West issue. This is one of astrology’s most thorny controversies. All too often this contentious debate remains too narrowly focussed on the relevant history and speculation regarding what the ancients were thinking when they ‘invented’ the zodiac. In the hope of directing this discourse into a more visceral and practical direction, this lecture will present a comparison of the outcomes of applying the Tropical and Sidereal Zodiacs, using a diverse selection of notable nativities.

Biography: Richard Fidler has been a practising astrologer for over 25 years. Richard started exploring Jyotish in 1997 and now uses the geometric methods of Western astrology alongside the Sidereal horoscopic techniques of Vedic astrology. Richard was awarded the title of ‘Jyotish Martanda’ by the Krishnamurti Institute of Astrology in Calcutta in 2014 and has since served on the organizing committee of the IVC conferences in India. He was chairperson of the Cape Town based Cape Astrology Association from 2015 to 2017 and remains integral to its management. His work has been published in several astrological publications, such as the Mountain Astrologer and the ISAR Journal, as well as in the regular media, including South African political forecasts for Business Insider.

 

8:30 Examining Lunar Astrology with Etymology (1)                    Naomi Martin

Description: Deepening our understanding of lunar mansions, Arabic manzils, and Nakshatras through cultural and linguistic origins of words related to each respective position of the Moon. It is on lunar astrology – nakshatras, Arabic manzils with fixed stars but learning through linguistics etymology. Lunar mansions with the relevant fixed stars and the words that deepen the understanding of not only the phases and mansions of the moon but also the Moon as a whole.

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

 

2nd November

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7:15  LUNAR ECLISPES : Times of powerful manifestations                  Sonal Sachdeva

Description: ‘Lunar eclipse preceded or followed by a Solar Eclipse has huge significances from the Vedic perspective. The Month is falls in, its shape, nature of the eclipse and the eclipse chart are potent and are invariably linked to the Solar Eclipse. Lunar Eclipses are without doubt powerful times for manifestation. Where the deity associated can fulfill some of your desires on the material level.

Biography Sonal Sachdeva is a Vedic astrologer, speaker, writer and YouTuber. She consults at Watkins Books in London. 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. She owns 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 Western and Vedic astrology tools along with the Indian Almanac Panchanga can be found at www.CircleofDivine.com and www.CircleofDivineAstrology.com

8:30  Examining Lunar Astrology with Etymology (2)                      Naomi Martin

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

 

9th November

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7:15:   Comets and Astrology                                                                    Rod Chang

Description: Comets are associated with taboos in people’s heart. Whenever people see comets, they immediately believe that something unlucky or disastrous will happen. In this presentation I would like to talk about: what ancient astrologers considered when they gave predictions regarding comets; how we can interpret the influence of comets using a more modern psychological astrological approach and the influence they have on personal charts. I will also look at how to use NASA’s website to generate an ephemeris for a comet or other heavenly body.

Biography: Rod Chang has studied astrology for over twenty years, both through self-study and through the LSA and the Faculty of Astrological Studies. His favourite aspects are mundane astrology and a humanistic approach to astrology. He is co-founder of the Academy of Astrology.

 

8:30  Examining Lunar Astrology with Etymology (3)                      Naomi Martin

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

 

16th November

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7:15    The dwarf planet Makemake                                              Lucien Windrich

 Website: Looking at culture heroes in the arts, literature and politics. Example charts include David Bowie, JK Rowling and Nelson Mandela.

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  Open discussion

Website: A few charts to share with the audience

23rd November 

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7:15:  The 8th House – Times of Critical Change             Sue Merlyn Farebrother

Website: As astrologers we know that the 8th house is associated with all manner of difficulties – but planets passing through the 8th can bring us life changing situations too.

Biography: Sue Merlyn Farebrother DFAstrolS,MA 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 beginner’s book, Astrology Decoded, was published in 2013 by Rider/Random House to critical acclaim and is a Faculty/LSA recommended book. She has recently completed her next astrology book for Rider Books, Astrology Forecasting, published in October 2019.

8:30   Open chart discussion

 

30th November  

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7:15   ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Nominations
PRESIDENT: Israel Ajose (nominated by Gill Dorren; seconded by Sonal Sachdeva)

VICE PRESIDENT: Sue Farebrother (Wanda Sellar; Gill Dorren) and Geraldine Williams (Kim Farnell; Marilena Marino)

TREASURER: Gill Dorren (Sue Farebrother; Israel Ajose)

SECRETARY: Hind Essoussi (Sonal Sachdeva; Israel Ajose) and Geraldine Williams (Adam Fronteras; Mary Barrett)

COMMITTEE: Thea Dick (Adam Smith; Trish Marin); Hind Essoussi (Kim Farnell; Geraldine Williams); Adam Fronteras (Kim Farnell; Geraldine Williams); Azra Ibrisimbegovic (Gill Dorren; Adam Smith); Trish Marin (Adam Fronteras; Thea Dick); Simeon Posner (Adam Smith; Sue Faebrother)
 

7th December

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7:15: The Year Ahead                                                                          Bernard Eccles

What lies in store after this tumultuous year!

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.

Email: berneccles@aol.com

8:30  PARTY!

 

Spring Term Begins 11th January 2021

 

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Meetings suspended from 23 March until further notice

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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) – 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

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) – 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

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 Solar & Lunar Returns – Adam Smith

Birthdays are a renewal of life and the Annual Revolution is a part of astrology West and East. The Tajika tradition from India uses familiar Persian techniques of Solar returns, along with lots, planetary periods and annual profections, to map the year ahead.

Biography: Adam has a background in yoga meditation and has studied both Jyotish and Western astrology since 1990. Based in north London, he is available for consultations, teaching, writing.
Contact: www.astrovedas.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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 2019 Programme

29th April 2019

7pm and 8:30pm – The Astrological Soul: A Study of Eastern Astrology and Philosophy – Pandit Sanjay Rath

The founding question of all religions is: Where do the dear ones go after life? A quandary contemplated by generations, arriving at the notion of Atman or individual soul. The atman – bound by ropes called Karma – is forced to rebirth, to process the karma, and learns to untangle these ropes. To better understand atman and our karmic ties, the significance of the KIng of the Chart, Atmakaraka and Minister and other Significators or Chara Karakas is explored from a Vedic Astrology perspective.

Biography: Pandit Sanjay Rath

13th May
7:00pm – The Warsaw Uprising – Wanda Sellar

It is 75 years since the 1944 Uprising in Occupied Poland. We shall look at the Event chart and the charts of two heroic figures connected to the Polish Underground.

Biography: Wanda Sellar

8:30pm – The Life and Loves of Frida Kahlo – Jadranka Coic

A remarkable artist, as well as the muse of Diego Riviera and Leon Trotsky.

Biography: Jadranka Coic

20th May
7:00pm – Astrology Investment Strategies – Christeen Skinner

Astrological investment strategies and money in the horoscope.
The chart for this evening, as the Sun and Mercury move into the ‘commercial’ sign of Gemini, whilst Venus and Uranus move through Taurus (accenting financial desire) and Mars moves through Cancer (with possible anxiety about resources), it seems fitting to talk about money ‘the root of all evil’ and how we might take a healthy approach to its management.

Biography: Christeen Skinner

8:30pm – Love and Conception (1) – Wade Caves

Love and Conception
Exploring Relationship Issues through Horary. The bread and butter of a horary astrologer’s practice, relationship questions are not technically difficult but can offer unique challenges in consultation. As astrologers, how do we take what we see in a chart and turn that into something meaningful for a client? What are the common pitfalls in relationship chart consultation, and how can we allow the astrology to work through us in a clearer, more direct way? In this presentation we will assess horaries relating to relationships and pregnancy to see reliable first principles at work, with a focus on the pragmatic nature of interpersonal counselling.

Biography: Wade Caves

3rd June
7:00pm – Making the Most of Minor Aspects – Priscilla Costello

Over the centuries, minor aspects have been added to the basic Ptolemaic set of conjunction, opposition, square, trine, and sextile. Many modern astrologers now use semi-sextiles, quintiles, and quincunxes. What do quintiles and other, less well-known aspects (7ths, 9ths, 10ths, and 11ths) mean symbolically and practically? We’ll look at both the theory and practical application of a wider range of aspects than the usual ones.

Biography: Priscilla Costello

8:30pm – Love and Conception (2) -Wade Caves

Biography: Wade Caves

10th June
7:00pm – Nama Aksara or Sound of your Name – Sonal Sachdeva

This is the key to your life’s themes. Starting letter of your name activates a certain part of your natal chart. Find what seed sounds or Beeja are good for your wellbeing.

Biography: Sonal Sachdeva

8:30pm – Love and Conception (3) -Wade Caves

Biography: Wade Caves

17th June
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


24th June
7:00pm – Astrology and the Psychology of Selves – Rebekah Hirsch

This is the theory that every person’s psyche is made up of many different sub-personalities. As the psychosynthesis therapist Pierro Ferrucci says Each of us is a crowd. We all have our habitual ways of being, characteristics that we feel safe to express and these are known as the Primary Selves: But often some kind of Pleaser or Pusher or Protector. But we also have characteristics that we feel are not acceptable – our shadow selves referred to as the Disowned Selves. Watching over all this and deciding which selves are and are not acceptable is the fearful figure of the Judge or the Inner Critic. Usually this whole system of Primaries, Disowned energies and Critics is set up to conceal and protect our vulnerable selves such as the Inner Child. Working with the Psychology of Selves in a process known as Voice Dialogue, we can get to know all of these selves including making space to hear from Disowned and Vulnerable Selves and to discover the importance and value of the energy they hold. Of course this theory fits perfectly with astrology. In a horoscope we can see all of it – the primary selves, the disowned selves and the vulnerable selves. Understanding the process of Voice Dialogue can be immensely helpful to an astrologer as a way of communicating the paradoxes and polarities of the horoscope – the dance of the Selves – the theatre of the archetypes that is astrology.

Biography: Rebekah Hirsch

8:30pm – The Mysterious 8th House – Martin Sebastian Moritz

The 8th house fascinates with its complexity. It is an umbrella under which we find sexuality, seduction, entanglement, the underworld, the values of others, taboos, inheritance, debts, but also guilt, shame and possessiveness, death, transformation and reincarnation. A glimpse behind the mirror.

Biography: Martin Sebastian Moritz

1st July
7:00pm – The Moon Landing – Gill Dorren

Fifty years ago – on 20 July 1969 – Neil Armstrong took that one small step on the Moon which became a giant leap for mankind.

Biography: Gill Dorren

8:30pm – Three American Presidents – Jadranka Coic, Wanda Sellar, Lucien Windrich

Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D Roosevelt and Jimmy Carter.

Biography: Lucien Windrich

8th July
7:00pm – The Progressed Sun: Who Are We Becoming? – Mj Patterson

As a predictor, the Progressed Moon gets all the glory, but the Progressed Sun, as the Evolving Self has its own story to tell. Let’s explore how the Sun moves through signs and houses, what happens when it converses with (aspects) other planets and how we can use this information to map our way forward

8:30pm – Trip Charts – Mj Patterson

How to choose a chart for smooth sailing on any trip you undertake, even choose a chart to suit the purpose of the trip.

Biography: Mj Patterson

15th July
7:00pm – Cancer, Capricorn and Stonehenge – Jessica Adams

Cancer and Capricorn season – when the Sun moves into both signs and stands still – are tied to the Summer Solstice and Winter Solstice at Stonehenge around 22nd June and 22nd December. In Australia, an Aboriginal stone arrangement called Wurdi Youang, called Australia’s Stonehenge, also marks Capricorn and Cancer season, even though the first Australians did not use that zodiac. The Sun is no longer even in front of these constellations in mid-June and mid-December now, yet why is that for thousands of years Midsummer and Midwinter have reflected Cancer and Capricorn themes? Come along to pick up a new Stonehenge Astrology audio walking tour and enjoy some Stonehenge cake at the summer party.

Biography: Jessica Adams

8:30 PARTY!

The Autumn term will begin on 9th September 2019.