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The Astrologer's Newsletter - September/October 2006

COUNCIL NEWS September 2006

The Launch of 'Directions'

Many of you would have received our new E-letter ‘Directions’ last month giving you up to date information on the up and coming conference, data collection, local groups and the new AA Forum. We hope to communicate with our members through Directions regularly so please contact us at office@astrologicalassociation.com if you wish to be placed on our mailing list.

Mr George King

We regret to inform you that Mr George King, an AA member passed away early July. Mr King and his wife Ivy were regular attendees to AA Conferences and he will be sadly missed.

The AA's Online Chart Database

Looking for the data for a celebrity’s new-born child? Keen to do some research into people who excel in a particular field? Want to look at the chart for a political decision or resignation?

From early July 2006, we began posting new birth and mundane data on the AA’s Online Chart Database. Every fortnight there’ is new data of people and/or events in the news. Log on to www.astrologicalassociation.com and click on ‘Online Chart Database’ to check out the updates. You’ll need your member’s password and PIN, which can be re-sent to you by emailing russ@russchandler.com

This, plus the updating of existing records on the database, will be an on-going project to raise the quality and profile of the AA’s online data collection.

Editors and Volunteers Needed

The AA’s Online Chart Database is being revamped and updated, and we need your help! Frank Clifford is supervising this project and is looking for a handful of volunteers (Editors) who are happy to track down and submit data from the following areas:

1. Sport 2. Entertainment 3. Mundane 4. Politics 5.History & Royalty

Being an Editor would entail sending Frank new and accurately sourced data (mundane and/or natal). New additions will be uploaded every Monday on the AA’s website.

Frank welcomes anyone else who would like to submit data, particularly those who are actively researching birth data or have regular access to mundane data from newspapers or the internet.

Be a part of the Data Team – and be credited with data scoops!

How many times have you sat in an astrology class or talk where the lecturer is using the wrong chart? Perhaps it’s a speculative birth time, or one that's been rectified by goodness-knows-who, or simply a chart that 'feels right' to them (which always says more about the astrologer than the nativity).

A collection of accurate natal and mundane data benefits the whole astrological community, allowing us to conduct research while raising professional standards of accuracy and reporting. This AA data project is a chance for you to contribute accurate information and be credited for doing so.

To make the database a valuable research tool for the community, we really do need your help. So, whether you have natal or mundane data that you would like to share, please send it to Frank and we'll quote you online as the contributor.

Please submit data and sources to Frank Clifford at admin@londonschoolofastrology.co.uk or by post c/o the Astrological Association.