The Astrologer's Diary

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22nd - 24th June 2018

DIAMONDS IN THE SKY Celebrating our 50th Annual Conference and 60th birthday of the Astrological Association. To get the latest news on this very special event, follow the Astrological Association on Facebook or subscribe to our regular In The Loop email newsletter

OCTOBER 2017

Monday 2nd

Evening Talks at the Astrological Lodge of London 7:00: 'Happiness and the Inner Marriage of the Sun/Moon Midpoint' with Julian Venables. The promise of the Sun/Moon midpoint (an Alchemical blend of contrasting energies) is that with careful observation and use.  One can find the source of happiness in one's life- most commonly in our closest relationships. 8:30: 'The Cross of Matter' (2) with Derek Norcott. The astronomy of the Asc-Desc, the Ecliptic and the visible/invisible hemispheres. 8:30 Charts Discussion. Location: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA Information: www.astrolodge.co.uk

Thursday 5th

FULL MOON 18:40 GMT 12°33 Aries

Thursday Talks with the Company of Astrologers at the Art Worker's Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1. Interpretation 6:15pm, Lecture 7:15pm, Chart Discussion 8:30pm. Fee, includes tea & biscuits: £9 www.companyofastrologers.com or see us on Facebook.

Element Balances A facilitated discussion on the element balance as expressed in the astrological chart. Most of us will have some elements more prominent and some less so. Sometimes one may dominate, another be unrepresented at all. Modern astrology would be reluctant to say this represents an 'unbalanced' person, but assessing a chart's element distribution can be an immediate way of getting a grasp of a chart. But does an excess of fire make someone 'fiery' or is it more subtle than that? Join us for some charts of some well-known folk with an imbalance of elements and then to explore how our own charts can be understood from a consideration of their element distribution - and how we can use an element imbalance to our advantage. Location: Cheltenham. More information: Aquirius Severn Astrology Society

Monday 9th

Evening Talks at the Astrological Lodge of London 7:00: 'Carter Memorial Lecture: Astrology, Light, Life and Meaning' with Ana Isabel. Ana Isabel explores the role that astrology plays in helping us get a sense of identity and a context for incarnation. In this wide universe, where do we fit in? Why are these questions relevant in helping us develop inner peace? 8:30: 'The Cross of Matter' (3) with Derek Norcott. The astronomy of the MC-IC (RAMC--RAIC), the Celestial Equator and the ascending/descending hemispheres. 8:30 Charts Discussion. Location: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA Information: www.astrolodge.co.uk

Tuesday 10th

Jupiter enters Scorpio 13:20 GMT

Wednesday 11th

Corporate Psychopaths: You Don't Want to Meet Them in a Dark Office with Nicolas Grier. What drives some people to the top of the corporate tree, taking no prisoners as they go? Power? Fame? Insecurity? Or good old-fashioned greed? Let's get the astrological perspective. 7:30 at the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, 25 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AP. Admission: £5.00 (members) £ 7.00 non-members. More details: scottishastrology.co.uk

Saturday 14th

14th - 15th: London Astrology & Tarot Workshops 14th: 'Tarot: The Big Deal'; 15th: 'Astrology: Is it really Written in the Stars?' Each workshop 10am - 5pm, £85 each or £150 for both days. Information: joannaw@otenet.gr

Monday 16th

Evening Talks at the Astrological Lodge of London 7:00: 'Saturn and the Galactic Centre' with Gill Dorren. Saturn was nearly conjunct the Black Hole at the centre of our Galaxy when a worldwide telescope tried to take the first ever photograph of the Galactic Centre. Is Saturn really the planet of boundaries or helps us transcend our limitations? 8:30: 'Aspects'(1) with Stephanie James. The Conjunction and the Opposition. 8:30 Charts Discussion. Location: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA Information: www.astrolodge.co.uk

Wedenesday 18th

Quantum Physics, The Vedas & Astrology A Talk by Sonal Sachdeva. Long before Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung gave us foundations of Psychotherapy, the Vedas (Vedic Astrology) had already explored the dark, demonic forces lurking within the subconscious mind. The origin of this sacred wisdom is said to have been received by the ancient sages in the form of 'knowing' without any kind of human intervention. From simple Astrological concepts to multi universes to Quantum Physics, we will explore these through the lens of the ancient sacred Vedas. Location: Hove, Sussex Information: www.brightonastrologycircle.com

Thursday 19th

NEW MOON 19:12 GMT 26°35 Libra

19th - 23rd: SOTA2017 State of the Art Astrology Conference. Venue: Millennium Hotel, Cheektowaga, NY, USA. donnavantoen.com

19th - 22nd: OPA Retreat Program 2017 "The art of living and dying" Venue: Zion National Park, Utah, USA www.opaastrology.org

Friday 20th

Royal Birth Charts A meeting of the Hampshire Astrologers. 7 pm at Petersfield Community Centre Love Lane (off Tor Way) Petersfield GU31 4BW (SATNAVs direct to the Pulens Way but you must use the Tor Way entrance). £5 For further details contact Aphra at aphra.peard@btinternet.com

Monday 23rd

Sun enters Scorpio 05:27 GMT

Evening Talks at the Astrological Lodge of London 7:00: 'Rahu, Ketu Karmic Axis' with Sonal Sachdeva. Its role in the lives of creative designers. 8:30: 'Aspects'(2) with Stephanie James. The Square & Trine. 8:30 Charts Discussion. Location: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA Information: www.astrolodge.co.uk

Wednesday 25th

Discussion Night with the Scottish Astrological Association. 7:30 at the Edinburgh Thistle Hotel Limited 59 Manor Place Edinburgh Scotland EH3 7EG More details: scottishastrology.co.uk

Saturday 28th

Family Patterns in Astrological Practice A workshop with Lynn Bell. Sun and Moon, Saturn and Venus are first experienced through the great ruling forces of our childhood; our parents. We interpret the world using the cues they give us, while their responses were in turn influenced by others, the extended families and ancestors whose successes and failures, quirks and talents, are often found as repeating planetary patterns in our own lives, and in our charts. The closer we look, the more we see mysterious repetitions of dates, parallel events, strange twists of fate that mirror stories from earlier generations. We will identify and work with these patterns, to see how we can honor the past, and walk our own path in life at the same time. More importantly, how do we meet the unlived energies of our ancestors, that seem to rise up again in our own experience? What are the ghosts of the past asking from us, before we can go on our way? Location: Glasgow. Cost: £45 (£40 if booked berfore the end of August OR if a AR/SAA/AA member). Information & booking: www.aquariusrisingwsaa.co.uk or email davidcochrane100@gmail.com

Monday 30th

Evening Talks at the Astrological Lodge of London 7:00: 'The Russian (October) Revolution' with Jadranka Coic. It is a hundred years since the October Revolution, the time when ordinary people, especially women, decided it was time to take their destiny in their own hands.  What did the Revolution achieve in first three years? 8:30: 'Aspects'(3) with Stephanie James. Sextiles, Quincunxes, Unaspected Planets. 8:30 Charts Discussion. Location: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA Information: www.astrolodge.co.uk

NOVEMBER 2017

Thursday 2nd

Thursday Talks with the Company of Astrologers at the Art Worker's Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1. Interpretation 6:15pm, Lecture 7:15pm, Chart Discussion 8:30pm. Fee, includes tea & biscuits: £9 www.companyofastrologers.com or see us on Facebook.

Saturday 4th

FULL MOON 05:23 GMT 11°59 Taurus

Wednesday 8th

Magicians, Witches and Seers with Mark Cullen. We will be examining the charts of several famous occultists, witches and seers. What insights does astrology offer into such intriguing figures? Can we detect any astrological signatures for such pursuits in the birth chart? 7:30 at the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, 25 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AP. Admission: £5.00 (members) £ 7.00 non-members. More details: scottishastrology.co.uk

Friday 17th

Progressions A talk at the Hampshire Astrologers, with Patricia Godden dip WESA MAPAI. 6.30pm at Winton House, 18 High Street, Petersfield, GU32 3JL. £5 For further details contact Aphra at aphra.peard@btinternet.com

Saturday 18th

NEW MOON 11:42 GMT 26°19 Scorpio

Wednesday 22nd

Sun enters Sagittarius 03:05 GMT

Wednesday 22nd

Discussion Night with the Scottish Astrological Association. 7:30 at the Edinburgh Thistle Hotel Limited 59 Manor Place Edinburgh Scotland EH3 7EG More details: scottishastrology.co.uk

Saturday 25th

Sophia Centre London Conference 10.00 AM - 6.30 PM. Join us for a day of quality lectures by graduates of the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology, now in its fourteenth successful year and our tenth year at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. The MA is unique. It is the only academic qualification in the world which deals with the human relationship with the sky and includes the study of the history and culture of astrology in all its forms, in all cultures. It is taught entirely online by an expert team of staff and our students come from all five continents. More details: sophia-project.net

DECEMBER 2017

Sunday 3rd

FULL MOON 15:47 GMT 11°40 Gemini

East-West Wisdom Workshop at the Astrological Lodge of London, 50 Gloucester Place WC1. Members: £40, non-members: £45. Details and booking: sonalsach108@gmail.com or circleofdivine.com

Thursday 7th

Thursday Talks with the Company of Astrologers at the Art Worker's Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1. Interpretation 6:15pm, Lecture 7:15pm, Chart Discussion 8:30pm. Fee, includes tea & biscuits: £9 www.companyofastrologers.com or see us on Facebook.

Monday 18th

NEW MOON 06:30 GMT 26°31 Sagittarius

Wednesday 20th

Saturn enters Capricorn 04:49 GMT

Thursday 21st

Sun enters Capricorn 16:28 GMT

WINTER SOLSTICE

JANUARY 2018

Tuesday 2nd

FULL MOON 02:24 GMT 11°38 Cancer

Uranus goes direct at 24°34 Aries

Thursday 11th

Mercury enters Capricorn 05:09 GMT

Tuesday 16th

Jupiter sextile Pluto at 19°18 Scorpio / Capricorn

Wednesday 17th

NEW MOON 02:17 GMT 26°54 Capricorn

Saturday 20th

Sun enters Aquarius 03:09 GMT

Thursday 18th

Venus enters Aquarius 01:44 GMT

Friday 26th

Mars enters Sagittarius 12:56 GMT

Wednesday 31st

FULL MOON 13:27 GMT 11°37 Leo

Mercury enters Aquarius at 13:39 GMT