Approaching Transits & Progressions
With Eric Meyers
It can be overwhelming figuring out what to focus on with current activity to an astrology chart. This lecture will provide easy methods and tips to tackle what is most important and relevant for our growth. We will also address what to ignore, which can be equally as important! We will look at current activity at a variety of levels, from events to deeper spiritual processes. We'll address the issue of timing, and how to best strategize to make maximal use of the opportunities. We'll use some willing audience members' charts for examples.
Eclipses and You
With Judith Hill
How do eclipses effect You? Judith Hill's new book, Eclipses and You is the first book detailing the distinctive mood of eclipses occurring in all twelve signs, plus their personal effects for persons of all signs. Also described is eclipse "polarity" because astrologically speaking, eclipses occur at either a positive or negative pole! Effects are quite different! Learn about world effects, medical influence and cautions for eclipses occurring through the twelve signs and much more at what promises to be one of Judith's most intriguing lectures.
Judith is an award winning author of many popular books, cosmobiological researcher, lifetime consulting astrologer, and well known for her informative and useful talks.
Location: New Renaissance Bookshop (503-224-4929) located at NW 23rd and NW Pettygrove, in Portland
NORWAC: Northwest Astrological Conference
Join a number of professional speakers and fellow astrology enthusiast for the 29th annual NORWAC conference. NORWAC 2013 speakers include: Chris Brennan, Gary Christen, Donna Cunningham, Kristin Fontana, Steven Forrest, Moll Frothingham, Madeline Gerwick, Robert Hand, Aleksandar Imsiragic, Lea Imsiragic, Jeff Jawer, Mark Jones, Gretchen Lawlor, Nuno Michaels, Gregory Nalbandian, Laura Nalbandian, Kate Petty, David Pond, Philip Sedgwick, Gloria Star, Erin Sullivan, Kelly Surtees and Patricia Walsh.
Early-Bird Registration before February 15th. Second Early-Bird Registration before May 10th.
Event price is determined on pre and post conference lectures, meals and any early registration discounts.
Located at the Double Tree Suites, Seattle WA.
Awaken the Soul of Your Work
With Marina Ormes and Guests
What is the right work for you? How can you optimize it so that you can experience security and abundance while making a contribution to the world around you? You will learn the path of your own soul and glean some very practical tools for increasing clarity and productivity.
Here are some examples of what you will learn: What karma may be holding you back from all you could be and how to bust through it, how to harness the rocket fuel that propels you toward your goals, how to know the energetic “mood” of each day for maximum productivity and efficiency.
Awaken the Soul of Your Work with host Marina Ormes of Astrology Heals Interviews with astrologers Tom Jacobs, Glenna Bain, and Jaysen Paulson. This is an online event at 2-3pm EST/11-12pm PST, each day.
Reincarnation and the Birth Chart
With Lauren Sage Balin
Did you know that your birth chart contains valuable information about your past lives? Using evolutionary astrology techniques and intuition, together we can detect and interpret some of your past lives and why you have the chart you have. You may be amazed at how past lives play out in the present and how much this information can help you. Knowing your past life stories and what you came to accomplish this time around helps you gain greater self-understanding, acceptance and sense of your true purpose. Join evolutionary astrologer Lauren Sage Balin!
This event will take place at New Renaissance Bookshop.
San Francisco, CA
With Noel Tyl
A special 4-days with Noel Tyl! Thursday, May 30: Moon Magic in Therapy — Conceptualizations that awaken the spectrum of need fulfillment. Establishing workable objectives for the individual.
Friday, May 31: Private Consultations by appointment.
Saturday, June 1: The Power of Solar Arcs and Anticipating Illness: I. The Power of Solar Arcs: The development of the Solar Arc System from the simplest "rapport" measurements to astrology's richest and most dependable prediction technique. How arcs establish the background expectations for trigger-transits and the Secondary Progressed Moon. II. Critical Illness: anticipating systemic and somatic breakdown through the understanding of developmental deficit accumulated with age.
Sunday, June 2: Vocational Profiling — Tyl's Midheaven Extension Process. Tyl's "Midheaven Extension Process", astrology's most sophisticated technique for vocational profiling, illuminates vocational direction; this technique can change lives.
Four Parts of Love: The Astrology of Relationships
With John Marchesella
The natal potential of the horoscope describes our age-old patterns of behavior and expectations in relationships. Our synastry represents how we behave with each other. And the composite chart reveals the real purpose of the relationship. But to an astrologer, timing is everything! Nothing materializes - for better or for worse - until the transits and progressions are aligned and make us truly 'ready' for love...and the problems with love. In this presentation, we'll get a handle on each of these parts of love.
Master Class Seminar
Santa Fe, NM
With Erin Sullivan
Don't miss master astrologer Erin Sullivan's weekend seminar in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This seminar is offered as a two-day capstone master class symposium to complete Erin's Astrology Training Course. The program (topic tba) will be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Highly encouraged but not mandatory for completion of Erin's training course. This seminar is also open to the public.
Located at the Hotel St Francis in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
With Noel Tyl
Don't miss out on a three day weekend intensive with Noel Tyl! Friday, The Moon: Sophisticated Analytical and Therapeutic Orientations. Saturday, 12 Indispensable Keys to Analysis: The ways into horoscope analysis accomplished in 15-20 seconds. Sunday, The Magic of Solar Arcs in Prediction: A full understanding of Astrology’s most effective Prediction System.
This is an Astrology Toronto event.
Evolutionary Astrology Workshop
With Steven Forrest
Topic: Creating the Actual Nodal Story
The very heart of practical evolutionary astrology lies in the collision between the psychological and the metaphysical (past life) interpretation of the birthchart. First, we must have a solid grounding in the methodology of nodal analysis, the kind of material we have often covered in class and which is explored thoroughly in Steven's book, Yesterday's Sky. Second, we need to come up with a good, compelling tale, one that rivets clients' attention and pulls them right back into that charged space of emotional "remembering."
In this class our focus will be on honing that second set of skills - the actual weaving of the karmic tale. Success here makes the difference between a wooden chart reading that leaves clients slightly glassy-eyed with its abstraction or clunkiness, versus one that leaves them feeling as if their guardian angels have just given them a spiritual booster shot. The art here is one of a controlled flight of creative imagination on the part of the astrologer. We look for evocative metaphor, engaging imagery, and edge-of-the-seat drama, all the while being scrupulously careful that we remain within the limits of the cardinal rule - that nothing significant in the story we weave is unsupported in the technical analysis.
In these four days, we will briefly review nodal theory, but mostly we will be developing the more "literary" dimensions of this critical piece of our art. As ever, the Sorting Hat will reign - we will pull the names of class members who volunteer out of the hat, and apply ourselves to creating a past-life tale that resonates with those deep, forgotten mysteries from long ago.
This program counts towards certification through Steven's astrology apprenticeship program.
Astrology & Spiritual Awakening
With Eric Meyers
The Moon and Sun are conventionally looked at in psychological and gender terms. They can also be explored for their relevance to spiritual growth. Eric proposes another perspective: the Moon is seen as the great well of the emotional unconscious and the Sun as awakening into broader awareness in the eternal present. On this spectrum of awakening (dark to bright) all of the other planets potentially function differently. Each will be reviewed in terms of serving the unconsciousness of ego, or in connection with spiritual realization. This approach will be applied to chart examples of interested participants.
This is a Long Island New York NCGR Chapter Event.
Queer Astrology Conference
San Francisco, CA
Join professional and novice astrologers alike at this ground-breaking conference to explore the intersections of study/practice and queer-identified life. By queer, we invite a broadly imagined array of gender and sexual diversity, self-defined identities and lived experiences. The intent is to work smarter in the present and to generate queer-specific resources for future astrologers.
The conference will consist of lectures, group process, panel discussions, and a tribute to San Francisco Astrologer and Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence: Jack Fertig.
Presenters include: Eric Francis Coppolino, Jessica Lanyadoo, Yolo Akili Robinson, Stella Lawson, Erica Jones, Christopher Renstrom, Rhea Wolf, Rod O’Neal, Barry Perlman (astrobarry), Ian Waisler and Lilia Leshan.
Topics offered seek to include a broad range of experiences, ideas and methods related to queering our understanding of the study and practice of astrology, such as Asteroids for Beginners: Towards a Queer, Feminist Astrology, Ecosexuality: Liberating the Venus Within Pluto, The Saturn Return of AIDS, Queer Liberation and the Stars, The Compatibility Myth: Queering The Astrological Lens, and much more.
Co-hosted by California Institute of Integral Studies, the San Francisco Astrological Society, and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
Australia AP Retreat
Shoal Bay, AUS
With Steven Forrest
Halfway between the province of psychology and transcendent mysticism lies the realm of the “Occult.” Here, the evolving consciousness encounters powers normally latent in the mind: magic, divination, healing. How might the birth chart cast light on these esoteric matters? How might the evolutionary astrologer, working with spiritually sophisticated clients, wrestle with these possibilities?
Completing our survey of this eighth house terrain, we consider the deeper and more conscious aspects of sacred sexuality. Among other possibilities, such sexuality emerges as one method of gathering the energy needed for “occult” work and for conscious dying. In this context, sexuality embraces certain experiences connected with having a partner, but also a broader “Erotic” relationship with both Nature and Super nature.
Traditional Astrology: Applying Hellenistic Astrology to Chart Interpretation
With Demetra George
Each planet expresses its nature through the topics of the house in which it is located, as well as having responsibility for the houses it rules. But in addition, certain planets also have a more global and universal function. Hellenistic astrology contains a number of techniques that indicate which planets rule the life as a whole in addition to a particular house topic. These planets speak to a person’s destiny, the path that leads to the destination, as well as the overall success, accidental good fortune, and eminence that a person is likely to encounter along the way.
NCGR 2013 Conference: Everything Under the Sun — The Art of Astrology
Over 50 speakers including Shelley Ackerman, Wendy Ashley, Demetrius Bagley, Janet Berres, Tim Bost, Kenneth Bowser, Chris Brennan, Gary Christen, Frank Clifford, Arch Crawford, Ronnie Dreyer, Adrian Duncan, Benjamin Dykes, Meira Epstein, Monica Escalante-Ochoa, Maurice Fernandez, Stephanie Gailing, Lawrence Grecco, Kitty Hatcher, Madalyn Hillis-Dineen, Baris Ilhan, Ken Irving, Chris King, Lynn Koiner, Misty Kuceris, Alphee Lavoie, Joyce Levine, Rick Levine, Michael Lutin, Jagdish Maheshri, John Marchesella, Eileen McCabe, Susan Miller, Grace Morris, Arlene Nimark, Barry Orr, Winai Ouypornprasert, Joni Patry, Frank Piechoski, Joe Polise, Christopher Renstrom, Bruce Scofield, Gene Shaw, Maria Kay Simms, Christeen Skinner, Jackie Slevin, Shirley Soffer, Wendy Stacey, Georgia Stathis, Liane Thomas Wade, Leigh Westin and Mark Wolz.
Early-bird registration to those who register before January 15th and April 30th.
Located at the Doubletree Hotel in Philadelphia, PA.
Enhancing Natal Chart Work and Blending Forecasting Techniques Workshop
With Kelly Surtees
Thursday Lecture: Enhancing Natal Chart Work. Considering day vs. night charts, prioritizing aspects, discussing traditional concepts like planet strength and what they say about areas of ease or challenge in life. This lecture takes you behind simple planet/sign/house and aspect interpretations to help you get into the heart of the chart. There are many ways to interpret a chart, but focusing on connections to angles, as well as the dominant planets (which change for each chart and will be discussed on the night) you’ll discover simple yet effective processes to help make your natal work deeper.
Saturday Workshop: Blending Forecasting Techniques for Maximum Predictive Power. Exploring the best ways to combine different predictive tools like fidaria, progressions and transits. Come along and learn about fidaria’s take on planetary periods and how to work with them. Suggestions around prioritising transits or secondary progressions based on fidaria cycles are included. Bring your own charts for personal application in the afternoon.
Kelly will be offering chart consultations whilst she is in town. She will be available on Friday, September 13 and Sunday, September 15, 2013. Costs are $160 CAD for 60mins or $230 CAD for 90mins. Extra charts, like partner’s or children’s can be included for no extra cost.
Astrology, Reincarnation and Soul Conference 2013
With Mark Jones
Join LeRoy and Kim Marie, the Director of the Evolutionary Astrology Network and renowned and published Evolutionary Astrologers Mark Jones, Maurice Fernandez and Laura Nalbandian in an exhilarating combination of workshop intensives,lectures, panel discussions and experiential arts designed to expand and deepen core EA principles as well as to promote new emerging Evolutionary Astrologers.
Traditional Astrology Workshop
With Demetra George
Join Demetra for a two-day workshop with the Ilhan Astrology Institute.
October 5: Asteroid Goddesses: Integrating Asteroids into Chart Delineation This day-long seminar will introduce the mythology, psychology and astrology behind the four major asteroids Ceres, Pallas, Juno, and Vesta who illuminate the feminine principle. It will also touch upon what to do with the thousands of other minor asteroids. Then Demetra will present a step-by-step procedure for gradually adding the asteroids into your practice – which asteroids are most important in any particular chart, how to research and interpret their meanings, setting orbs, synthesizing their principles with planets they aspect; and recognizing themes. The presentation will also cover resources such as computer software, ephemerides, books, websites, and newsletters.
October 6: Delineating Life Purpose Traditional Techniques for a Modern Approach In response to the often asked query of, “According to my chart, what should I be doing I order to live a meaningful life,” this talk will show how the trinity of the Sun, Moon and Ascendant can point to our larger purpose and direction. Then we will go deeper into the question with an introduction to the basic principles of ancient traditional (Hellenistic and Medieval) astrology to determine a planet’s condition, demonstrating how the addition of these techniques provide a more clear and stable interpretation for the client’s concerns and understanding why some people’s lives are easier and more successful than others.
Hellenistic Aspect Theory and Identifying Trauma
With Demetra George
Ancient astrologers, like modern ones, interpreted planetary aspects as an easy or challenging blend of their respective natures. However Hellenistic and Medieval astrologers also looked to how one planet’s aspect rays could enhance or obstruct the significations of another planet, and most importantly, in certain circumstances could injure and render the other planet incapable of bringing forth the matters it represents in beneficial ways.
As a group we will read the series of aspect definitions in the texts of Antiochus and Porphyry (translations by Demetra George), and learn the vocabulary and concepts of ancient aspect doctrine such as testimony, beholding and the hurling of rays, enclosure and interposition, overcoming, flowing forth, superior and inferior, decimation, bonification and maltreatment, and spear-bearing guardians. Demetra suggests that when a planet is severely afflicted, it points to deep psychological trauma and karmic wounds that, if not attended to, perpetuate physical, emotional, and mental suffering Learn to identify the areas of potential help and harm in the birth chart through the influences of planetary aspects.
The Astrology of Awakening
With Eric Meyers
Drawing from his book, The Astrology of Awakening: Eclipse of the Ego, Eric will introduce a new angle in understanding the luminaries. This lecture will address the scope and functioning of the Sun and Moon–a look at these magnificent orbs from both the familiar psychological perspective, as well as their relevance to spiritual growth. From the darkness of unconsciousness to the brightness of awakening, we are “enrolled” in a curriculum of increasing our awareness of ourselves and the broader world. Come see how the Sun and Moon may have even more depth and meaning than previously imagined!
State of the Art Astrology Conference 2013
Niagara Falls, NY
Claudia Rizzi and Maurice Fernandez are our Pre-Conference speakers
STATE OF THE ART ("SOTA") is an astrology conference geared to intermediate, advanced, and professional astrologers. As the title implies, its function is to illustrate the state of the art/discipline of astrology... by featuring popular speakers and hot topics that exemplify leading-edge thought and techniques.
We are unique in North America in that we present a mix of one-hour, two-hour, and three-hour speakers as well as all-day pre-conference workshops. Featured speakers come from Canada, the U.S. and Europe. In the past, our speakers included Martin Davis, Nick Kollerstrom, Joyce Hoen, Maritha Pottenger, Noel Tyl, and many more. SOTA started in 1993 and is Canada's ONLY annual astrology conference.
Fate, Free Will, and Prediction
San Francisco, CA
With Armand Diaz
Understanding the relationship between fate and free will is crucial to astrologers, as we do predictive work. While we may assume that fate and free will are set conditions in which we live, this talk will offer a different perspective: that free will is developmental, and we grow into it as our consciousness evolves. Practical applications for astrologers will be highlighted during this talk.
This lecture is sponsored by the NCGR San Francisco chapter.