The 44th Annual Conference of the Astrological Association:/h5>
For School of Traditional Astrology (STA) – APAE Track
Tienka Atema is a specialist in traditional and horary astrology. She has studied with Lee Lehman, Karen Hamaker-Zondag, Bernadette Brady and Deborah Houlding. Tienka teaches, writes articles and gives lectures about traditional techniques and horary, and has her own private practice in Holland.
Lynn Bell has been a consulting astrologer in Paris for 30 years. A long-time tutor for The Centre for Psychological Astrology, her work blends psychological astrology, a passion for cycles, and the astro-poetics of an archetypal approach. In the UK, she also teaches for the LSA and the FAS Summer School at Oxford, and travels internationally as a teacher and speaker. She is the author of three books: ‘Planetary Threads’, ‘The Mars Quartet’ and ‘Cycles of Light’. Lynn also teaches for Wisdom University’s New Chartres School and for the CMED Institute.
Laura Boomer-Trent, a writer, astrologer and teacher, has an arts background with an earlier career in film, television and video. Involved with the holistic world for nearly 30 years, her astrological mentor was the late Howard Sasportas. Since studying at the Tibetan Medical and Astro-Science Institute in India (1996–97), Laura synthesizes Western astrology with Eastern philosophy and associated healing arts (Chinese, Vedic and Tibetan). Back in 1990, she pioneered astrology on television with Channel 4’s ‘The Astrology Show’, and was astrologer for BBC’s ‘Good Morning...’ Laura has a busy consultation practice, dividing her time between London and France.
Nicholas Campion is Director of the Sophia Centre, University of Wales Trinity St David, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Archaeology, History and Anthropology, and Course Director of the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology. His books include ‘Mundane Astrology’ (Aquarian Press, 1984), ‘The Book of World Horoscopes’ (Aquarian Press, 1987; Wessex Astrologer, 2004), ‘What do Astrologers Believe?’ (Granta, 2007), the two-volume ‘A History of Western Astrology’ (Continuum, 2009), ‘Astrology and Cosmology in the World’s Religions’ (New York University Press, 2012), and ‘Astrology and Popular Religion in the Modern West’ (Ashgate, 2012).
Frank Clifford is an astrologer, palmist and writer who has been Principal of the London School of Astrology since 2004. He runs courses, seminars and events on astrology and palmistry, including the annual Astrology Student Conference. He greatly enjoys writing for ‘The Astrological Journal’ (Horoscope Snapshots), ‘The ISAR Journal’ (Data Compendium) and ‘The Mountain Astrologer’ (Horoscope Detective). Frank has written a dozen books on astrology and palmistry, including ‘Palmistry 4 Today’, ‘British Entertainers’, ‘Solar Arc Directions’ and ‘Getting to the Heart of Your Chart’. A data collector, researcher and consultant, Frank’s websites are at www.flareuk.com and www.londonschoolofastrology.co.uk
For The Company of Astrologers (COA) – APAE Track
Jodey Collorick became fascinated as a child by the Sun signs in the daily newspapers, and developed an interest in all things mystical and magical. He began practising astrology in the early 1990s and studied with The Company of Astrologers in London, being drawn to their ‘astrology as divination’ approach. In 2009 he founded the Bath Astrology Group. As well as juggling an ever-increasing family, he works as a part-time consultant astrologer. When it comes to method, Jodey likes to keep it as simple as it needs to be, and as poetic as it can.
Geoffrey Cornelius has a background in philosophy and divination, forming the basis of his consultancy work. A former President of the Astrological Lodge of London, in 1983 he co-founded The Company of Astrologers with Maggie Hyde and other leading astrologers. He has pioneered the study of astrology both in adult education and at university level, including teaching on the Sophia-supported MA in Cosmology and Divination at the University of Kent, Canterbury. He holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Kent, specialising in divination. His best-known book is ‘The Moment of Astrology’ (Penguin Arkana, 1994; fully revised edition, Wessex Astrologer, 2003).
Faye Cossar has been an astrologer for personal and business clients for 25 years. Originally from New Zealand, she now lives in the Netherlands and runs The Amsterdam School of Astrology (www.asastrology.nl). She lectures worldwide and holds an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology from Bath Spa University. Her book, Using Astrology to Create a Vocational Profile, a practical guide to career questions, was published in 2012. She is researching Ceres with a view to publishing her findings in the near future. Faye’s website is at www.fayecossar.com and her business astrology site is at www.juxtaposition.nl
Robert Currey is an astrological consultant, writer and software programmer. In 1981 he founded his company Equinox, which operates from offices in three continents. In 1989 he launched the Astrology Shop in Covent Garden. One of his specialities is Astro*Carto*Graphy.
For The Faculty of Astrological Studies (FAS) – APAE Track
Janet Dare holds the Diploma of the Faculty of Astrological Studies (2010) and the Certificate in Esoteric Studies from Claregate College, UK, run by Dr. Douglas Baker. She uses both orthodox and esoteric astrology in her private practice in Kingston upon Thames. She sits on the Council of The Faculty of Astrological Studies and has run adult education and private classes in astrology in the UK over the past 10 years or so. Janet has lectured on orthodox and esoteric astrology both in the UK and abroad. She is also a qualified medical herbalist, reflexologist and crystal healer.
Adrian Ross Duncan has had a full-time astrology practice since 1985. He is the author of ‘Doing Time on Planet Earth’, the World of Wisdom software ‘Horoscope Interpreter’ and ‘Astrology for Lovers’ and ‘AstroCalendar’. His most recent book ‘Astrology: Transformation and Empowerment’, which is about astro-therapeutic techniques, was published in 2001 by Red Wheel/Weiser. Adrian was editor of ‘The Astrological Journal’ from 1997–2000. His work can be seen today at www.worldofwisdom.co.uk, which features articles, astrology reports and the World of Wisdom software. He is currently working in India developing a new astrology report on ‘Your Year Ahead’.
Benjamin Dykes is a leading traditional astrologer and translator who gained his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Illinois. He received his medieval astrology qualification from Robert Zoller and taught philosophy courses at universities in Illinois and Minnesota. He recently published three horary works: ‘The Search of the Heart’, ‘al-Kindi’s Forty Chapters’ and ‘The Book of the Nine Judges’. In 2007–10, he translated and published ‘Bonatti’s Book of Astronomy’, ‘The Works of Sahl & Masha’allah’ and ‘Persian Nativities vols. I, II and III’. Ben offers his Logos & Light philosophy lectures on MP3 and reads charts for clients worldwide. www.bendykes.com
Bernard Eccles has been going around in astrological circles – as you do – for over 30 years. At The Astrological Lodge, he has frequently played the role of Jupiter, though to the Astrological Association he is merely a periodic comet, while in the media he is a small but still-twinkling star. Long accustomed to having people wrongly guess his Sun sign and misinterpret his Mercurial character, Bernard continues to navigate by the stars when lost, and to tell time and season by the Sun and Moon. He also has a hand-wound watch.
Kim Farnell is currently the President of the Astrological Lodge of London and has been an astrologer since 1990. She has lectured extensively both in the UK and overseas, appeared on radio and TV as an astrologer, and has had articles published in astrological periodicals all over the world. Working as an editor/writer, she is the author of several books, including her novel ‘The Adventures of Rosie Crucial’. Kim has a special interest in the history of astrology and likes to make dolls houses and cupcakes, though not at the same time.
Margaret Gray B.A. ESS (TCD), MSW, D. Psych. Astrology (CPA London), works as a professional Psychological Astrologer, teacher, supervisor and workshop facilitator in Ireland, Hawaii and the US mainland. She writes a regular feature on Psychological Astrology for Positive Life Magazine (Ireland) and has published astrology articles in the Astrological Association Journal UK, the NCGR journal, Network Ireland, the Wellness Journal and Inspiration Magazine (Hawaii) as well as Psychotherapy publications in Ireland and the UK. Margaret has been a speaker at several astrology conferences including ISAR and NORWAC. She is currently the book reviewer for the ISAR journal.
John Green D.Psych.Astrol is an astrology consultant, teacher and writer who has been involved with astrology for over 25 years. John studied at the CPA, where he qualified with their Certificate and Diploma. He now works as a consultant in London and teaches the online CPA Foundation and Intermediate courses, as well as giving seminars. Previously he worked as a research scientist, a web designer, entrepreneur, DJ, tarot reader and a writer of both fiction and non-fiction. He is the current editor of ‘The Astrological Journal’.
Madalyn Hillis-Dineen is the Director of Marketing of Astrolabe, Inc., and a well-known astrologer, teacher, author and lecturer specializing in both Uranian (Symmetrical) and astro-locality techniques. Winner of the 1995 United Astrology Conference Regulus Award for Community Service, Madalyn is the former Chair of the NCGR and a co-coordinator of UAC 2008 and UAC 2012. She holds a certification as a Consulting Astrologer from NCGR-Professional Astrologers’ Alliance (C.A. NCGR-PAA) and was certified by Jim Lewis as an Astro*Carto*Graphy interpreter in 1992. She is also a Certified Astrology Professional (CAP) by the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR).
Maggie Hyde MA is a co-founder of the Company of Astrologers and tutor on its Katarche course in horary astrology. She is director of the Media Cosmics Agency and has been a Sun sign astrologer for many years. She is currently astrologer for ‘Glamour’ magazine in the UK and provides smart-phone and mobile services in Japan. She is especially interested in the early history of psychoanalysis and its links with divination. Maggie’s books include ‘Jung and Astrology’ and ‘Introducing Jung’. She is currently pursuing postgraduate research in cosmology, astrology and divination at the University of Kent.
Sue Lewis holds diplomas from the Faculty of Astrological Studies and API (UK and Switzerland), and has a Certificate in Transpersonal Psychology. She tutors students of the Astrological Psychology Association, and runs an astrology group in London SW11. Her degree was in Modern European Literature, and her book on astrological symbolism in Juan de Mena’s ‘Laberinto de Fortuna’was published in 1999. In 2012, Sue will complete her MA in Western Esotericism (University of Exeter). She also has a book on Huber astrology in preparation.
Catriona Mundle has been a practising astrologer since 1979. After active involvement with The Astrological Lodge of London, she co-founded Regulus Publishing to promote an understanding of traditional astrology. She has studied counselling and other approaches, and values astrology as an interface and means of integration between cognitive, affective, spiritual, practical, narrative and medical modes. Catriona also finds astrology’s insights helpful in her energy work as a Buqi Therapist. She has a PG Diploma in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology (Bath Spa University), and has taught local groups, worked on radio, and given phone consultations for over ten years.
Chrissy Ogilvie is a practising astrologer and author who has had articles published in ‘Transit’ and ‘The Mountain Astrologer’. She was Radio Cumbria’s resident astrologer for two years. Her professional background is in education and she has a day job teaching management and personal development. As a one-time history graduate, Chrissy has held a long-term interest in processes of change, both in society and individuals. She currently lives in the Lake District.
Dietrech Pessin is the Massachusetts-based author of ‘Lunar Shadows III: Predictive Power of Moon Phases and Eclipses’, which details her 1991 discovery of the stunning nine-month Lunar Gestation Cycle, which links four related Moon Phases, beginning at a New Moon, that form a Moon Family; her discovery has featured in Solar Fire since 2000 under ‘Phase Family’. The LGC has become a powerful reflective and predictive tool used by astrologers worldwide. Dietrech’s studies began in 1974, and since 1995 she has been broadcasting a live astrology report on Saturdays on WZBC 90.3FM Radio, Newton MA, with the companion web-report at www.Lunar-Shadows.com.
Chrissy Philp has an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology. She has published many articles in ‘The Astrological Journal’ and teaches an introductory course in astrology once a week in The Penthouse, Bath, where the Bath and West Country Astrological Forum meet for monthly talks and weekend workshops. The Penthouse was specifically procured as a venue for the dissemination of astrological knowledge for the benefit of astrologers. Chrissy has written a cartoon book, not about astrology, and a three volume set called ‘The Golden City’ (presently out of print but available from various libraries), which focuses on the introduction of the next New Age.
Lindsay Radermacher has been part of the UK astrological community for over 30 years. She has taught and lectured extensively and lives in London, where she has an astrological practice and runs interpretation and supervision groups. She was President of the Faculty of Astrological Studies (1986–95) and a founder member of the APAI. She chairs the Sophia Committee and is a trustee of The Urania Trust and The Sophia Trust. Lindsay has recently completed a postgraduate research degree on the role of dialogue in astrological divination at the University of Kent at Canterbury.
For The London School of Astrology (LSA) – APAE Track
Melanie Reinhart has had astrology central to her life for 53 years – 37 of those as a professional. She teaches for the London School of Astrology and has taught for many other schools in the UK and abroad. Melanie runs a consultation practice and offers her own workshop programme. She is one of the patrons of the Faculty of Astrological Studies, and also received the Charles Harvey Award in 2004 for ‘exceptional service to astrology’. Her astrology books include ‘Chiron and the Healing Journey’, ‘Incarnation’, and ‘Chiron, Saturn and the Centaurs’, and a contribution to the anthology ‘The Mars Quartet’. www.melaniereinhart.com
For AstrologyCollege.com – APAE Track
Janette Russell DFAstrolS. HonDip.astrol.c MAPAI has been an astrologer for over 30 years. A director of astrologycollege.com, she has taught astrology since 1990, both as a correspondence tutor and in talks and workshops. As a registered nurse, she has an interest in medical astrology and in using astrology in her homeopathy, hypnotherapy and past life regression work. Janette also works with Dynamic Theatre, which is a combination of Psychodrama Shamanism and Family Constellations, which further expands her astrological practice. She has a particular interest in relationship dynamics and the relevance of the Black Moon in synastry. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For The Astrological Lodge of London (ALL) – APAE Track
Sonal Sachdeva is a film-maker and an astrologer. She has studied under Liz Greene at the CPA and is currently the Assistant Vice President at The Astrological Lodge of London. In 2010 she founded a group in London called The Circle of Divine Astrology, which holds events, discussions, talks and multimedia projects. Her films deal with social issues, the environment and the way in which people from different cultures live, think and feel. Astrology has helped her to develop an in-depth understanding of people, places and history, and, above all else, the psychology of the self.
Adam Smith is a London-based astrologer, writer and former Editor of the ‘Astrological Journal’. A Comparative Religions graduate, his approach combines modern Western astrology with a lifelong interest in yoga practice and philosophy. Adam is the present astrologer for the ‘Sydney Sun Herald’ in Australia, and his work has featured in BBC magazines, ‘The Daily Mail’ and ‘The Times Educational Supplement’. His book, ‘Saturn, Fatal Attraction’ (O Books, 2007) was inspired by years of experience reading for private clients.
Komilla Sutton is the co-founder and Chair of the British Association for Vedic Astrology, and an internationally renowned consultant, teacher and lecturer. She is on the faculty of The American College of Vedic Astrology, and a regular speaker at international conferences – both Western and Vedic. Her Academy for Vedic Sciences teaches a four-year intensive programme via Webinar and classes in the UK, US and India. Komilla is one of the pioneers who has made Vedic astrology more accessible to Western readers. She has authored ‘Personal Panchanga’, ‘The Essentials of Vedic Astrology’, ‘Lunar Nodes – Crisis and Redemption’, ‘Vedic Love Signs’ and ‘Vedic Astrology’.
Carole Taylor DFAstrolS is President of the Faculty of Astrological Studies and a tutor on its distance learning programme and London classes. Joining the Faculty in 2000, she was Head of London Classes and organiser of the annual Summer School in Oxford until 2008. She is currently Director of Studies, responsible for the development of the Faculty’s programme of courses. Carole works full time as a professional astrologer, maintaining an astrological practice at her home in West Sussex.
Sue Tompkins is a registered homoeopath with training in psychology and counselling. Sue's interest in astrology spans over 40 years. Since gaining her FAS Diploma in 1982, she has seen thousands of clients and taught countless students. In 2000 she co-founded The London School of Astrology, where she continues to teach. She also runs annual LSA residential courses in Glastonbury. Sue lectures around the globe, has been the recipient of various awards (including the AA’s Charles Harvey Award in 2003), but is best known for her books ‘Aspects in Astrology’ and ‘The Contemporary Astrologer’s Handbook’. Sue is currently researching medical astrology and working on new titles.
Linea Van Horn is a certified astrologer through NCGR–PAA. She has been a professional, full-time astrologer since 1998. She is the founder and President of the thriving San Francisco Astrological Society, and has served on NCGR Boards, both local and national. Linea was employed as the Manager of Astrological Information at www.astrology.com from 1998 to 2005, and as the Content Manager for The Astrologer, Inc. from 2005 to 2009. Linea currently devotes herself full time to teaching, writing, consulting, networking and blogging in San Francisco. She can be reached at email@example.com, and her website is at www.astrologeratlarge.com