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The Astrologer's Newsletter - January/February 2009

Council News January 2009


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We are pleased to announce we are back at Wyboston Lakes (near Cambridge) for our next annual conference to be held from 18-20 September 2009.

Speakers include Nick Campion, Rob Hand, Deborah Houlding, John Frawley, Pam Crane, Mike Harding, Kathy Rogers, Frank Clifford, Faye Cossar, Clare Martin, Ed Gillam, Kim Farnell, Frances Clynes, Prudence Jones, Sue Tompkins, Mavis Klein, Gill Dorren, Carole Taylor, Barbara Dunn, Sharon Knight, Sue Lewis and more!.

See the conference pages on the website for regular updates, and contact the office to book your place (early bird prices apply until 15 April 2009!).

Invitation to Speak at the 2009 Conference

Would you like to present a talk at the next AA Conference? The AA would like to invite applications to talk at our 41st annual conference, to be held at Wyboston Lakes (near Cambridge) from 18-20 September 2009. The theme of the conference is World in Transit. The successful applicant will receive a free conference, with cost price accommodation and meals. Applicants will need to send two proposed talks and a biography (each 50 words long) to the Chair, Wendy Stacey, at, by 15 January 2009.

AA Event Day with Bernadette Brady

Houses – Big, Small, Hovels or Mansions?

Saturday, 28 February 2009, 10.30am to 4.30pm (Registration from 10.00am) Venue: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London - nearest tube stations are Baker St. and Marble Arch. We are delighted to announce our third workshop with Bernadette Brady. Bernadette ran our highly popular workshops on Predictive Techniques in 2007 and in 2008. This workshop is not to be missed! Please visit the website for further details and to book online. Alternatively, you can contact the AA office to book (details below). Please note, to qualify for the early bird prices you need to book your place by 15 January!

50th Birthday and 40th AA Conference Recordings and DVDs

The 2008 conference CDs and DVDs are on sale - copies can be ordered from the online shop.


Applications are invited for the post of Correlation Editor from 2009. The appointment will be for a three-year period. Correlation is published twice a year and contains peer-reviewed reports on empirical, qualitative and quantitative research into astrology. This is a paid post. Applicants should not only have a detailed knowledge of astrology, but also a good general understanding of astronomy, as well as statistical and other research methods. An editorial background, desktop publishing skills and the ability to produce camera ready copy through one's own computer would be required. A broadband connection and use of email is essential for this post.

Applicants should submit a full curriculum vitae and a written statement of not more than 700 words outlining suitability for the position. Applications should be sent to: Wendy Stacey, Orchard Rise, 8 Chapel Road, Flackwell Heath, Bucks, HP10 9AA, United Kingdom, or by email to, by 31st March 2009. Potential applicants wishing to know more about what the job entails should contact Nick Campion at


The March issue will be the last hardcopy version of the Transit newsletter. Much of its excellent content, news articles and Astrologers’ Diary will be accessible through the website. We hope this will serve to enhance the way our news items are delivered. Val Dobson, who has done an excellent job editing Transit over the past six years, will be looking after the online Astrologers’ Diary. We would like to extend our gratitude to Val for all her brilliant work on the publication. We would also like to thank all the contributors, particularly our regular columnists Jenni Harte and David Fisher, who have given their much enjoyed and highly acclaimed contributions to Transit voluntarily. We look forward to seeing more of their work online in the future.

Price Change For the Astrological Journal

From the January/February issue, the retail price of the Astrological Journal has increased from £4.95 to £5.95 (plus postage and packing), so membership is now even better value for money!

A reminder that the AA's contact details are:

The Astrological Association BCM 450, London WC1N 3XX United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)20 8625 0098

Fax: +44 (0)20 8625 0097

The email address is: