Spring 2021 Programme

LODGE PROGRAMME Spring  2021

 

11th January 

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7:15 Aspects in Action and Health                                              Wanda Sellar       *Note this is a change of lecture *

Description:

Aspects are the means by which the chart springs into action: dynamically or otherwise. They help to fulfil the potential in the chart promised by signs and planets either through ease or challenge. We shall be looking at the meaning of aspects in general but also how they play their part in health and wellbeing. What can we do about unaspected planets?

Biography:  Wanda Sellar, Dip.Astrol., Q.H.P., is a past president of the Astrological Lodge and current editor of the A.A.’s ‘Astrology & Medicine Newsletter. She has written three books on astrology: The Consultation Chart, Introduction to Medical Astrology and Introduction to Decumbiture. She is now working on a new book: Chart Shapes: the code to interpretation. She is the principal of the Iceni Medical Astrology Course.

8:30  Mistresses of the Cults                                                           Alison Kelly

Description: Cult leaders are invariably men, but tonight we shall look at the charts of three female cult leaders and their stories.

Biography: Alison is a consultant astrologer. She has been a member of the Lodge for several years, serving on the committee for many of them, as well as giving talks..

 

18th January

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7:15: Finding Your Life Purpose through Draconic Astrology                         Victor Olliver

Description: Draconic astrology is an ancient Babylonian technique which takes the North Node as the starting point of a birth chart that’s supplementary to the tropical birth chart. This is designed to shed light on a person’s spiritual or life purpose. Victor examines the tropical and draconic biwheel charts of many famous people (e.g. Greta Thunburg, Hedy Lamarr) and significant events (e.g. Covid-19) to show just how accurate this little-known system can be

Biography: Victor Olliver (BA, DMS Astrol, MAPAI) has been editor since 2014 of world-renowned The Astrological Journal bimonthly magazine, published by the UK-based Astrological Association. He has a distinction diploma in natal and mundane astrology from the Mayo School of Astrology and has talked at a number of astrology conferences, most recently at the online Astrology Student Conference. Before he became a full-time astrologer he was an award-winning feature writer for many publications such as The Times, The Sunday Times, Marie Claire and Australian Women’s Weekly. Trained as a lawyer and a member of the English Bar, he lives on the south coast of England.

8:30     Projecting Lilith (1)                                               Martin Moritz

Description: The myth/forbidden facets of femininity. I am going to discuss what ‘femininity‘ is and how patriarchal rules define this. How does living in a binary gender role stereotype determined society defines our life.

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.

 

25th January

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7:15:   Where do we go from Here?                                 Roy Gillett

Description: Roy will take stock briefly of the astrology of the past year’s events, and then focus on future transits for the world and individuals. How is our way out of what remains of the Pluto in Capricorn period likely to unfold?

Biography: Roy is President of The Astrological Association and an international speaker. He has been publishing mundane projections since 1979 and writing The Astrological Journal’s “Working with the Planets” column since 2002. His astrology books are: “The Secret Language of Astrology”, “Astrology and Compassion the Convenient Truth”, “Economy, Ecology and Kindness” and, just published to address the world’s current predicament(s), “Reversing the Race to Global Destruction.

8:30         Owning Lilith (2)                                           Martin Moritz

Description: In the second part we will look at women (and men) who have found their strength amid a background of limited career possibilities.

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.

 

1st February

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7:15: The Path of the Moon’s Nodes is an Evolutionary Journey across the Zodiac           Pauline Gerosa

Description: “it is good to have an end to journey toward but it is the journey that matters, in the end” Ursula Le Guin
In traditional astrology, the Moon’s Nodes are referred to as the Head & Tail of the Dragon. There were some fairly gruesome interpretations given for the placements of the mythical creature’s extremities within birth charts in ancient times. But these days we’re less bound by fatalistic warnings and more interested in how to take a pro-active approach to developing our individual potential. The Dragon is a wonderful symbol for personal evolution. It describes the journey from the inborn knowing-ness contained in the Dragon’s Tail (the South Node) to the fully-conscious awareness of the Dragon’s Head (the North Node). We’ve learned to trust the accumulated knowledge & experience stored in our Dragon’s Tail which may have been gained over a series of past lives or existences and we’re extending and evolving it to the next level of wisdom.

Biography: Pauline Gerosa DFAstrolS. In 1986 I experienced a traumatic period in my personal life. I turned to astrology for guidance and to help me understand my situation so I could make the best of it. As I was living in London, I was able to attend regular classes held by the Faculty of Astrological Studies. I spent six spellbinding years studying and I gained my diploma in 1992, when I began to read birth charts professionally. I suppose I was born an astrologer as I have always been interested in people, their lives and loves, hopes and dreams, sorrows and joys. I think growing up in the Arabian Desert under those amazing night skies crammed with stars may also have had something to do with it!

8:30     Transforming Lilith (3)                                              Martin Moritz

Description: Gender bending: LGBTQ topics are often directly linked to Lilith, vividly encapsulated in the popular Drag Queen culture, when men create a super woman persona in order to express their own feminine (and masculine) side..

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.

 

8th February

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7:15: Prediction                                                                    Bernard Eccles

Description: Why secondary progressions are a waste of time without a birth time, and which methods will work just as well without one. Plus a few old favourites like prediction by eclipses, resonant transits, and of course outer planet returns.

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 Basic Principles of Traditional Astrology (1)         Chris Mitchell

Description: From Ptolemy to Lilly – what is traditional astrology, and what are its key features? What we’ll cover: Meet the planets; Who’s the daddy? Dignity and your strongest planet.

Biography: Chris Mitchell has a PhD from the University of Leicester on the topic of medieval astrology, is a tutor on the MA Cultural Astronomy and Astrology course at the University of Wales, and holds a diploma in Medieval Astrology from Astrologos. He has been actively involved in promoting and teaching astrology for 20 years, is on the board of the Astrological Association, and has given talks to groups and conferences in Europe and the US.

 

15th February 

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7:15:  Rahu & Keti in Relationships                                Adam Smith

Description: Adam looks at the interpretation of the Moon’s Nodes, West and East, and their role in personal relationships. Focusing especially on the ‘narcissist-empath’ duality where Rahu and Ketu’s compulsive natures bring dependency between opposites, with roots going back into past karmas.

Biography: Adam Smith is a London-based astrologer, with a background in Yoga meditation and a degree in Comparative Religions. He has studied both Vedic and Western astrology since 1990, and can be reached at astrovedas.com

8:30 Houses and Rectification (2)                    Chris Mitchell

Description: Houses had an incredible depth of meaning in traditional astrology, and we’ll look at some of these. For houses to work, you need an accurate birth time – how did they do that in an age when nobody had a wristwatch?

Biography: Chris Mitchell has a PhD from the University of Leicester on the topic of medieval astrology, is a tutor on the MA Cultural Astronomy and Astrology course at the University of Wales, and holds a diploma in Medieval Astrology from Astrologos. He has been actively involved in promoting and teaching astrology for 20 years, is on the board of the Astrological Association, and has given talks to groups and conferences in Europe and the US.

 

22nd February

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7:15  Patterns in the Sky                  Christeen Skinner

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: Christeen Skinner D.F.Astrol S., FRSA is Director of Cityscopes London. She taught for the Faculty of Astrological Studies, was Chair of the Astrological Association of Great Britain, and is a Trustee of the Urania Trust and a Director of the Alexandria I-base Library. She has spoken at many major conferences (UAC, AA, NCGR and ISAR) and is author of ‘Exploring the Financial Universe’, ‘The Beginner’s Guide to Financial Astrology’ and ‘Navigating the Financial Universe’. In 2019 she received the Charles Harvey Award for services to astrology. Christeen is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

8:30  Length of Life and Prediction (3)                      Chris Mitchell

Description:Sounds scary – and most modern astrology schools forbid prediction of death. But in the 21st century “death” doesn’t have to mean death, so it can be a useful predictive technique – and we’ll look at some other methods of prediction, too.

Biography:

Chris Mitchell has a PhD from the University of Leicester on the topic of medieval astrology, is a tutor on the MA Cultural Astronomy and Astrology course at the University of Wales, and holds a diploma in Medieval Astrology from Astrologos. He has been actively involved in promoting and teaching astrology for 20 years, is on the board of the Astrological Association, and has given talks to groups and conferences in Europe and the US.

 

 

1st March

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7:15:   The Strength of Planets Out of Bounds                     Monica Escalante

Description: When a planet gets a declination beyond Sun’s maximum declination which is about 23° 26’ 28”, it gets out of the Sun’s boundary and it is called “Out of bounds”. Planets out of bounds have a special strength and act in a very powerful way; exaggerating their qualities which often make them an important part the native’s life

Biography: Mónica Escalante-Ochoa is a Mexican astrologer with NCGR-PAA Level IV certification. She is president and founder of the AstroMéxico-NCGR Chapter. Mónica has been a practicing astrologer since 1996. She has written astrological articles as well as 4 books. She has been a speaker at International conferences NCGR, UAC and at Astro Lodge. She is part of NCGR board and PAA board. She also teaches at The International Academy of Astrology.

 

8:30  It’s Written All Over Your Face                       Kristina Hristova

Description: This talk will outline factors that can be important in defining the physical resemblance between family members. It will list important chart indicators highlighting potential likeness between a child and its (grand) parents. The lecturer will then use example charts of people to whom she is related either through blood or a social circle. She will then show photos as evidence.

Biography: Kristina, the Astro-Journalist, joins AMN as a further assistant. She is a graduate of the Mayo School of Astrology, and a Level-6 Journalism student at the University of Westminster, where she is the school representative of the Media and Communications department. She won scholarships for the Sophia Centre Postgraduate Online Conference [28-29 Nov 2020] and the Astrological Association’s 52nd Annual Conference [26-28 June 2020]. Her website is https://theastrojournalist.wordpress.com/

 

8th March

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7:15    Firdaria                                              Sharon Knight

Description: A method of prediction of Medieval Astrology, Firdaria associates different periods of life with different planets defining a theme for each period.

Biography: Sharon Knight has worked as a professional astrologer for nearly 30 years. Initially studying with the Faculty, passing the Intermediate Diploma before qualifying as a QHP with Olivia Barclay. She gained her MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology in 2004. She’s a Fellow of the Association of Professional Astrologers International and Chair of the same. Sharon is currently a tutor & convenor of the QHP, as well as teaching her own course on traditional natal astrology. Sharon won the Astrologer of the Year title in 2016 with her lecture on Sect & Triplicity. She has spoken at the AA Conferences, The Lodge, taught traditional methods at schools in Taiwan, Turkey and to groups in South Africa & around the UK. She’s written columns for various women’s magazines, newspapers and astrological journals, and for the past 10 years has had a regular slot on local radio.

8:30  The Arabic Parts (1)                       Jadranka Coic

Description: We are now rediscovering traditional use of the Lots or Arabic parts, and making them part of psychological astrology. Most astrologers have come in contact with the Part (or Lot as the Greeks called it) of Fortune, but have little idea of how to interpret it or what to do with it. Jadranka is going to look at two of the most known lots: Lot of Fortune, Lot of Sprit and a few others. Tonight is the Lot of Fortune.

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.

 

15th March 

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7:15:  Pestilence, Past and Present            Santiago Mantas

Description: A review of the infectious epidemic diseases throughout the centuries, from the Bubonic plague, Spanish ‘Flu to the Corona virus.

Biography: An astrologer for the past 40 years, Santiago Mantas, has been linked with the Astrological Lodge of London for much of that time. A frequent speaker at the Lodge, his most recent talks have included subjects such as Solar Arc, Great Composers, the Kray Brothers, Earthquakes, Accidents, and the assassination of Robert Kennedy. He is noted for his accuracy in prediction. For four years he was an astrology consultant for the “Mystic Meg live line”, using both natal and consultation charts. He has also lectured at the Astrological Association’s conferences. His particular interests are Natal, Psychological, Horary (also consultation) Electional, Medical and Mundane (particularly the study and prediction of earthquakes). He is also a consultant astrologer as well as a musician and composer.

8:30  Lot of Spirit (2)                       Jadranka Coic

Description: The Part of Spirit is calculated the same way as the Part of Fortune — the formula is just reversed. And what should we do with it, or how to interpret it.

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.

 

22nd March  

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7:15: Homoeopathic Miasms in the Horoscope                                                                       Smiljana Gavrancic

Description: Most countries are Syphilianum miasm, i.e. syphilis, and some of the main remedies within syphilis are Aurum (gold) and Adamas (diamonds) obtained from Africa: blood diamonds. The UK spread territories all over the world, as did the Ottomans. We shall be looking in the charts of countries and their leaders.

Biography: Smiljana Gavrančić graduated from the Institute for Astrological Research and Education ‘Johannes Kepler’ in October 2010 defending her thesis in Mundane Astrology ‘European Union – In Varietate Concordia’.. In March 2011, she became ISAR CAP. Within the post-graduate level, she studied Hermetic Astrology. Before astrology, she studied International Law. Her specialty is Mundane astrology, but she practices Karmic, Hermetic and Astrology of Relations. Smiljana has her own astrological system so-called ‘Mapping Zodiac by Degrees’. She gave lectures at two KAPA conferences in Serbia and in Brazil (CINASTRO 2015). In 2015 she founded an on-line astrological magazine ‘Infinity’. Smiljana is a member of ISAR and AAGB. Her articles were published in ISAR Journal, in the UK Journal, in the Mountain Astrologer blog. Krishnamurti Institute of Astrology, Kolkata, India, published Smiljana’s article about Russia and 19° Libra during it’s conference in January 2016.

8:30  The Other Lots (3)                       Jadranka Coic

Description: There are many other Lots on all sorts of specific subjects, from Father, Mother to Lot of Grapes. We will look at few Lots that may be useful in natal interpretations.

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.

 

 

Summer Term Begins 19th April 2021

 

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