Spring 2019 Programme

7:00 The Year Ahead – Wendy Stacey

Wendy will consider transits and the upcoming planetary climate to see how we can make creative use of the energies around us in the coming year, in particular, building up to the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn the following January.

Biography: Wendy Stacey

8:30 The Heroes of Bletchley Park – Derek Norcott

There were many heroes at Bletchley during WW11, however, three stand out: Turing, Tutte and Flowers. They saved England and its allies from defeat and kick started the computer age, yet all three were treated badly after the war. I shall be examining their charts.

Biography: Derek Norcott

21st January

7:00 Karmic Aspects and Configurations – Szuzsanna Griga

Aspects are the electric wiring of the chart, and whenever they form configurations the sum total is exponentially larger as they are the driving force behind everything in karmic astrology.

Biography: Zsuzsanna Griga

Email: zsuzsanna.griga@gmail.com

8:30 Relationships (1) – Natalie Delahaye

Relationships are what makes the world go round. They come in all shapes and sizes. Natalie will look at the relationship potential and patterns in the natal chart and how these evolve and change with time.

Biography: Natalie Delahaye

28th January

7:00 Somewhere to Call Home – Mandi Lockley

The 1930 Housing Act, with transiting Pluto Conjunct the UK’s 10th House Cancer Moon, transformed housing with slum clearances and the construction of 700,000 state-owned homes. This talk tracks UK housing up to the present time with transiting Pluto in Capricorn opposing its 1930 placement and the UK Moon, with the fall of Grenfell Tower a tragic motif for the current housing crisis.

Biography: Mandi Lockley

8:30 Relationships (2) – Natalie Delahaye

Relationships can be for a reason, a season or a lifetime. In this session, we will look at connections between 2 people through their synastry and composite charts.

Biography: Natalie Delahaye

4th February

7:00 The Astrology of a New Vision of Capitalism – Roy Gillett

A lot has happened to the world economy since Roy last spoke on it to the Lodge in 2010. Earth stelliums bringing speculative obsessions ‘down to earth’ will dominate from 2018 through 2020. Present financial policies are unrealistic attempts to sustain a system past its sell-by date. Will Pluto-in-Aquarius period that will follow be worse or better? Does astrology suggest that the changes we now face are as, if not more, radical than those at the end of the neolithic period, five to six thousand years ago?

Biography: Roy Gillett

8:30 Relationships (3) – Natalie Delahaye

A look at the history of relationships throughout the ages, through the lens f astrology. Natalie will explore the generational planets and relationships in the 21st century and beyond.

Biography: Natalie Delahaye

11th February

7:00 Reflections – Ana Isabel

In this talk, Ana Isabel explores the nature of relationships and how they can be better understood through synastry charts.

Biography: Ana Isabel

8:30 Earth Signs: Taurus – Gill Dorren

A Review.

Biography: Gill Dorren

18th February

7:00 The Sky God Uranus – Jadranka Coic

Banished by his wife and sons, Uranus seemed to have disappeared from consciousness until its planetary namesake was discovered in 1781. Let’s review.

Biography: Jadranka Coic

8:30 Earth Signs: Capricorn – Wanda Sellar

A Review.

Biography: Wanda Sellar

25th February

7:00 Wisdom by Design – Christina Rodenbeck

The goddess asteroids are extremely useful for determining vocation and social contracts in individual charts. Find out how the cool, calm and collected asteroid of wisdom, Pallas Athena, works in real charts — and bring your own. I’ll be bringing a lot of examples — particularly of astrologers’ charts.

Biography: Christina Rodenbeck

8:30 Earth Signs: Virgo – Marilena Marino

A Review.

Biography: Marilena Marino

4th March

7:00 Picatrix – Chris Mitchell

Picatrix is a 1000 year old grimoire of astrological magic, originally written in Arabic but translated into Spanish and Latin in the 13th century. Picatrix went on to become a highly influential book in the Renaissance and later – William Lilly was given a copy written by Elias Ashmole. Chris Mitchell will look at this ancient tome and show you how you can find true love, summon demons and forge magical talismans using everyday ingredients such as diamonds and leopard fat.

Biography: Chris Mitchell

8:30 Jyotish for Western Astrologers (1) – Adam Smith

Introduction to Vedic Astrology

Biography: Adam Smith

11th March

7:00 The Growing Pains of Harry Potter – Alex Trenoweth

Could J.K. Rowling, the world’s most successful author, be an astrologer? Examining the themes of Rowling’s seven-book series about The Boy Who Lived, professional astrologer and English teacher Alex Trenoweth combines the author’s fictional descriptions with her own research into astrology and education. Harry Potter may be a wizard in the minds of Muggles but astrologically, is he just an ordinary teenager?

Biography: Alex Trenoweth

8:30 Jyotish for Western Astrologers (2) – Adam Smith

Introduction to Vedic Astrology

Biography: Adam Smith

18th March

7:00 Astrology in the World of Non-Astrologers – Kim Farnell

Astrologers often work as if they are from a parallel universe; they live in the astrological world while ordinary people inhabit another. However, astrology is sprinkled throughout popular culture. We’ll take a tour through astrology in some surprising places during the last 60 years, including manga, computer games and television.

Biography: Kim Farnell

8:30 AGM

25th March

7:00 The Power of Mercury – Israel Ajose

The messenger of the gods is perhaps on many levels one of the most important planets in our charts, over the years it may seem as if this quick, swift and cunning deity has been overlooked, in this lecture I will be showing the powers of mercury in the birth chart and how we can utilise his gifts more effectively to connect us to the gods, planetary archetypes and the wider universe

Biography: Israel Ajose

8:30 Ritual

Next Term starts on 29th April

Autumn 2018 Programme

17th September

7:00  1918: The End of WW1                                                               Jadranka Coic

Arms were laid down on 11th hour, the 11th day, of the 11th month 100 years ago. How did the chart bode for future peace?

Biography: Jadranka Coic

8:30  1918: Medicine in the field, WW1                                               Wanda Sellar

What medical measures were taken during the conflict? What was the nature of injuries? Did Spanish ‘Flu spread because of the war?  With appropriate charts.

Biography: Wanda Sellar

24th September

7:00 Kala Sarpa Yoga – The serpent of time                            Vijaya Subramanian

It happens when all the planets from the Sun to the Saturn are hemmed between the nodes of Moon splitting the Zodiac into two. People born with this pattern find themselves bound by the events in their life and will undergo restlessness until the nodes reach the age of maturity. Rahu in the front gives rise to a materialistic life, and Ketu in the front will lead to spirituality. This necklace like pattern in the sky also plays an important role in world events.

Vijaya Jyoti

8:30  Remarkable Women                                                                        Alison Kelly

It is a hundred years since women got the vote (partial). We shall examine the chart of Emmeline Pankhurst and other remarkable women.

Biography: Alison has been a member of the Lodge for several years, serving on the committee for many of them.


1st October

7:00 Carter Memorial Lecture , Into the Labyrinth of Stars                                                         Lynn Bell

For millennia, astrology has used the light of the stars to follow the twists and turns of fate – each branch of the art guiding in different ways.  As Uranus enters Taurus, jolting the earth, what forces will we encounter at the centre of the labyrinth?

Biography: Lynn Bell

8:30  Sun-Moon Angles (1)                                                               Sonal Sachdeva     

The Day of the week you are born on and various combinations that are pivotal themes for your health and Relationships is called Panchanga, the 5 Limbs of time, which gives you literally a perspective on your entire life, even without delving into your birth chart!

Biography: Sonal Sachdeva


8th October

7:00  Charting the Soul: Five Stages of Incarnation                           Rebekah Hirsch

In this talk will be meeting the archetypes of the planets as guides on the different stages of the soul’s journey from the realms of spirit into the physical world. This voyage ranges from Uranus and Mercury – guardians of the remote cosmic realms of the mind, the ideal and the idea – through to Venus and Saturn who bring us right down into the joys and the limitations of the body and life in the manifest world.

Biography: Rebekah Hirsch

8:30   Sun-Moon Angles (2)                                                               Sonal Sachdeva     

Email: isonale@gmail.com


15th October

7:00 Albion 15760: Prominence and Privilege                               Lucien Windrich

The first Kuiper Belt object discovered 26 years ago has been officially named Albion after the primeval man in William Blake’s mythology.  What might it mean astrologically? As the first classical Kuiper Belt object to be discovered since Pluto and the comet Charon, it heralded a new beginning for astrology online when it was discovered in 1992. We explore the possible astrological significance of this small icy cubewano beyond the orbit of Neptune.

Biography: Lucien Windrich

8:30    Planetary Magic yantras/Talismans.                                     Sonal Sachdeva

‘Yantras’ or Mandalas are sacred geometric patterns with great healing properties. These have been in use in ancient India for thousands of years to alleviate troublesome transits and appease the planetary gods. For e.g a tough Saturn’s transit to the natal Moon, goddess Kali’s yantra is invoked. We discover a world of hidden import in patterns and it’s uses.

Email: isonale@gmail.com


22nd October

7:00 Draconic Astrology                                                                    Patricia Godden

Draconic Astrology indicates a deeper level of consciousness of the soul and ideals the soul is striving to attain. Illustrations are shown and examples used to demonstrate this deeper level and how the soul is guiding the physical life for individuals, organisations and nations.

Biography: Patricia Godden

8:30  AGM


29th October

7:00  The Astro-Organiser: Organise your life with astrology        Derek Norcott

Astrological symbolism has become second-nature to you, so why not use it to organise your life. I shall show you how to use it to structure the folders and bookmarks on your computer; create a life-plan; memorise lists; organise your work ... and more.

Biography: Derek Norcott

8:30   Israel Ajose                                                                                

5th November

7:00   Gunpowder, Treason and Plot                                                       Gill Dorren

It’s Guy Fawkes night, so Gill will be giving the astrological history of this infamous plot which we remember this time every year. And there will be fireworks !!!

Biography: Gill Dorren

8:30  Israel Ajose                       

Biography: Israel Ajose

12th November                                                                                           

7:00  The Fire houses                                                                                 Israel Ajose

Recognising and understanding the 1st, 5th and 9th houses is very crucial in the natal chart and maybe the most important of all the houses, I will be highlighting how we can reach a maximum potential, activate and recognise our true enlightenment in this incarnation.

Biography: Israel Ajose

8:30  Jadranka Coic                                                                      

Biography: Jadranka Coic

19th November

7:00 #DeleteFacebook – The Astrology of an Unravelling            Marilena Marino

Facebook is one of the most profitable organisations in the world, with over a billion users globally. But will it last? Revelations of gross misuse of personal data have shaken its foundations, threatening the downfall of one of the most powerful technology platforms in the world. An exploration of the astrology behind Facebook’s success and the dramatic developments over the last year.

Biography: Marilena Marino

8:30  Ritual


26th November

7:00 Chiron in Aries: Light on the Warrior                                 Melanie Reinhart

On April 17th 2018, Chiron entered Aries, re-entering Pisces on September 26th 2018; the second Aries ingress will occur on February 18th 2019. Chiron reaches Aphelion (furthest point from the Sun) on May 27th, 2021. We explore the symbolism and meaning of Chiron in transition from Pisces to Aries, ruled by Mars. What does this energy bring to a world so troubled by negative manifestations of the Mars energy? What kind of Warrior is this?

Chiron in Aries: A Guided Journey                                   Melanie Reinhart

A guided imagery process, offering the opportunity to enter our personal healing space within. There will be time to de-brief the experience, and you are invited to share your own chart and life stories, reflecting on the transits of Chiron in Pisces/Aries.


3rd December                                                                                   

7:00  Forwards and Backwards                                                          Bernard Eccles

A look forward not only to the dark clouds now gathering in Capricorn, but to the happier times to come in the 2020s. Plus a look back at a few dire indications from decades past: were they really that bad, in the end?’

Biography: Bernard Eccles

8:30 Party!                                                                                     


Spring Term Begins 14th January 2019