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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
8:30 Earth Signs: Taurus – Gill Dorren
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.
8:30 Earth Signs: Capricorn – Wanda Sellar
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.
8:30 Earth Signs: Virgo – Marilena Marino
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.
8:30 Jyotish for Western Astrologers (1) – Adam Smith
Introduction to Vedic Astrology
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?
8:30 Jyotish for Western Astrologers (2) – Adam Smith
Introduction to Vedic Astrology
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.
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
Next Term starts on 29th April