The Astrologer's Diary

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SEPTEMBER 2018

Saturday 1st

1st - 2nd:11th Astrology Student Conference This year's theme is 'The Astrology of Creativity' and we are offering a number of fresh and innovative lectures that we hope will inspire and inform. We are proud to offer workshops by esteemed psychological astrologer Lynn Bell (on Saturday) and psychotherapist Mark Jones (on Sunday). We also welcome back Wade Caves from the U.S. and are delighted to introduce a handful of new speakers from around the globe. Open to all. Location: London. www.astroconference.com

Sunday 2nd

Solar Returns and the Result Sign A workshop with Brian Kelly. 10.00am to 4.30pm. Bring your own lunch, tea and coffee provided. £30 (Concessions available), pay on the day. Location: Biggleswade, Herts. Email: Bedford Astrology Group

Wednesday 5th

Locating Significance A daytime seminar with Maggie Hyde. Suitable for astrologers with a basic knowledge of the horoscope and for those who wish to review their approach to astrological symbolism. The Locating Significance method of chart interpretation is unique to the Company of Astrologers and has been developed over many years. It is based on significance, rather than synthesis, making use of traditional theory and the best of modern practice. Important themes are the symbolic attitude, finding key signatures and letting the chart speak. 10.00 am - 2.30 pm at Thornden Wood Road, Canterbury (further details on booking). Ample free parking. Please bring a packed lunch for noon - 12.30pm. Fee: £16 in advance, inc. tea/coffee. Booking and payment: Online payment to: Company of Astrologers, NatWest 60-10-37, a/c 54096391; Paypal to admin@coa.org.uk; or by cheque to 'Company of Astrologers', Yamba, Spa Esplanade, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 8EP.

Thursday 6th

Making The Most of Solar Returns A recorded webinar with Frank Clifford. Solar Returns are back and making a revival! Which Returns are the most important? How do they show the bigger pattern of your life? When do they actually begin? How can you link events today to past Returns? In this recording of a webinar made earlier this year, Frank shares how best to read these 'year ahead' charts, as well as tips on getting the most reliable information from this ancient technique. All welcome to this event, though a basic knowledge of astrological terminology would be advisable. Location: Cheltenham. Further information:Aquarius Severn

Sunday 9th

NEW MOON 09:18 GMT 17°00 Virgo

Venus enters Virgo 09:25 GMT

Tuesday 11th

Mars enters Aquarius 00:56 GMT

Wednesday 12th

Jupiter sextile Pluto (at 18°50 Scorpio / Capricorn)

Friday 14th

Uranus and Neptune A talk by Stefanie James at the Bedford Astrology Club. 7:30 - 9:30. Contact astroshola.co.uk@gmail.com for details.

Saturday 15th

Mercury in the Western Esoteric Tradition A seminar with Vivianne and Chris Crowley. The West's traditions of astrology, cosmology and sacred magic all centre upon the seven sacred planets. Mercury is the force of communication, swift results, trade and ideas -- and sometimes magic! We invite you to join us to immerse yourself in Mercury's attributes to learn to understand him in terms of sacred esoteric psychology - working with both the positive and negative attributes in oneself. It starts with an informative illustrated talk, which is followed by a guided meditation and discussion. At Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS. For information and booking go to: www.treadwells-london.com

Wednesday 19th

Polarity - True Lies and Open Secrets It is a delight to welcome Carole Bone back to the Scottish Astrological Association with her friendly presentation style. Carole is exploring the effects of polarities. The division of the zodiac by sign, element, quality and polarity are the basic building blocks of astrological principle. Polarity is usually skimmed over in comparison to the others but there is much more to unlocking astrology's core meaning when we examine not only the obvious polar signs and houses but the more subtle polar principles that weave through the fabric of the zodiac. Is Polarity the key to understanding Everything!?!!?. That's a definite maybe! 19:30 in the Mary Duffy Room on the first floor of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, 25 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AP. Entry: £5 SAA members, £7 non-members. All are welcome.

Saturday 22nd

Mercury enters Libra 03:39 GMT

Sunday 23rd

Sun enters Libra 01:54 GMT

AUTUMN EQUINOX

Tuesday 25th

FULL MOON 02:52 GMT 02°00 Aries

Wednesday 26th

Discussion Night At the Scottish Astrological AssociationNo speaker, but there will be books for sale, and friendly people! 19:30 in the Mary Duffy Room on the first floor of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, 25 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AP. Entry: £5 SAA members, £7 non-members. All are welcome.

Friday 28th

Studies in Inductive Divination (part 2) This is run as part of the katarche programme and supports studies on the MA Myth, Cosmology & the Sacred at Canterbury Christ Church University. One goal of our explorations is to bridge ancient divides between practices of symbol interpretation and major spiritual and religious forms, including Christianity. 2:12 - 5:45 at 6 The Friars, Canterbury CT1 2AS. Book sessions individually or all four sessions at once; advance booking recommended. Information and booking: www.astrodivination.com/symbol-sacred

OCTOBER 2018

Monday 1st

Pluto goes direct (at 18°45 Capricorn)

Friday 5th

Venus goes retrograde (at 10°50 Scorpio)

Monday 8th

Following Your Bliss: The Astrology of Work, Vocation and Life Purpose With Frank Clifford. Your birth chart provides vocational options and helps to clarify career choices. On a deeper level, it reveals where your heart lies and what you were born to do. Focusing on three specific areas of the horoscope, Frank Clifford will show how your birth chart can help: pinpoint your calling; identify your daily needs and ideal work environment; and focus on developing a reputation that reflects who you truly are.
Level: Beginner to Advanced. This seminar will help those wishing to offer vocational astrology in their practice, as well as beginners keen to understand the fundamental areas of their chart and how these relate to career, work choices and calling. Location: Glasgow. More Information www.aquariusrisingwsaa.co.uk

Tuesday 9th

NEW MOON 03:47 GMT 15°48 Libra

Wednesday 10th

Mercury enters Scorpio 00:40 GMT

Wednesday 17th

Venus In Scorpio Seminar This evening's talk coincides with Venus in the retrograde phase of her long journey through Scorpio, traditionally her sign of "detriment". Joanna Watters will be exploring the archetypes wrapped up in this tricky combination, and how these can also show when Venus (in any sign) is in aspect to Pluto. Girl Power, Femme Fatale, Witchy Woman or Fatal Attraction? Example horoscopes and lots of discussion, come along if you dare! Location: Philadelphia Assocation, 4 Marty's Yard, 17 Hampstead High Street, London, NW3 1QW. Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm. £15.00 Early bird (by Friday 28 Sept), £18.00 on the door. www.facebook.com/workshopsuk To reserve your place, or for any further information, email joannaw@otenet.gr

Sunday 21st

Moon Venus and Mars Signs This workshop will focus on interpreting the Moon, Venus and Mars through the 12 signs. These three planets are central to our emotional needs and natures, and therefore key to Relationship Astrology. The day will include working on your own horoscope so please have your data to hand when you are ready to book - your date/place of birth and time of birth as accurately as possible. Location: Philadelphia Assocation, 4 Marty's Yard, 17 Hampstead High Street, London, NW3 1QW. Time: 11am to 5pm. £55.00 Early bird (by Friday 28 Sept), £65.00 on the door www.facebook.com/workshopsuk To reserve your place, or for any further information, email joannaw@otenet.gr

Tuesday 23rd

Sun enters Scorpio 11:22 GMT

Wednesday 24th

FULL MOON 16:45 GMT 01°13 Taurus

Friday 26th

Studies in Inductive Divination (part 3) Four monthly afternoon seminars, run as part of the katarche programme and supporting studies on the MA Myth, Cosmology & the Sacred at Canterbury Christ Church University. One goal of our explorations is to bridge ancient divides between practices of symbol interpretation and major spiritual and religious forms, including Christianity. 2:12 - 5:45 at 6 The Friars, Canterbury CT1 2AS. Book individual seminars or all four sessions; advance booking recommended. Information and booking: www.astrodivination.com/symbol-sacred

Wednesday 31st

Mercury enters Sagittarius 04:38 GMT

Retrograde Venus re-enters Libra 19:42 GMT

NOVEMBER 2018

Tuesday 6th

Uranus (retrograde) re-enters Aries 19:00 GMT

Wednesday 7th

NEW MOON 16:02 GMT 15°11 Scorpio

Thursday 8th

Jupiter enters Sagittarius 12:38 GMT

Thursday 15th

Mars enters Pisces 22:21 GMT

Friday 16th

Venus turns direct (at 25°15 Libra)

Saturday 17th

Mercury turns retrograde (at 13°29 Sagittarius)

Thursday 22nd

Sun enters Sagittarius 09:02 GMT

Friday 23rd

FULL MOON 05:39 GMT 00°52 Gemini

Sunday 25th

Neptune goes direct (at 13°42 Pisces)

Friday 30th

Studies in Inductive Divination (part 4) Four monthly afternoon seminars, run as part of the katarche programme and supporting studies on the MA Myth, Cosmology & the Sacred at Canterbury Christ Church University. One goal of our explorations is to bridge ancient divides between practices of symbol interpretation and major spiritual and religious forms, including Christianity. 2:12 - 5:45 at 6 The Friars, Canterbury CT1 2AS. Book individual seminars or all four sessions; advance booking recommended. Information and booking: www.astrodivination.com/symbol-sacred

DECEMBER 2018

Saturday 1st

Mercury enters Scorpio 11:12 GMT

Sunday 2nd

Venus enters Scorpio 17:02 GMT

Thursday 6th

Mercury goes direct (at 27°17 Scorpio)

Friday 7th

NEW MOON 07:20 GMT 15°07 Sagittarius

Wednesday 12th

Mercury enters Sagittarius 23:43 GMT

Friday 21st

WINTER SOLSTICE

Sun enters Capricorn 22:23 GMT

Saturday 22nd

FULL MOON 17:49 GMT 00°49 Cancer