The Astrologer's Diary

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JULY 2017

Saturday 1st

1st - 2nd The Talking Sky: Myths and Meaning in the Celestial Spheres The annual Sophia Centre Conference. Venue: Bath. Attend the Conference in person or watch it online. Details and booking: sophia-project.net

Wednesday 5th

How to get really good at chart interpretation A talk by Tim Burness. For anyone relatively new to astrology, the basics of natal chart interpretation can seem very complicated. And that's without the seemingly endless advanced techniques! Drawing on thirty years of extensive experience with thousands of people's charts, Tim will be clarifying the essentials and looking at what works and what doesn't. With practice one can uncover the essence of any astrological chart 'quickly and precisely. All welcome, although this talk is mainly recommended for beginners and those with some experience of the basics. 7.30pm for 7.45pm start, finish 9.15pm. Venue: Cornerstone Community Centre, Hove More information: Brighton Astrology Centre

Thursday 6th

Basic Principles of Medieval Astrology As modern astrologers, we're used to drawing up charts in seconds on a computer, and using numerous techniques, outer planet transits and a psychological language to work with our clients. Ours is a rich and subtle art. How, then, did medieval astrologers manage with just seven planets and five aspects? Was theirs simply a limited cut-down version of what we have available to us in modern astrology? In this talk, Chris Mitchell will demonstrate some of the richness of medieval astrology. Despite the lack of outer planets and modern techniques, medieval astrologers had a surprisingly large toolkit of methods lost to modern astrology: dignity, almutens, Arabic Parts, lunations and profections, to name but a few. The recent resurgence of modern translations of ancient texts mean these fascinating methods have been rediscovered, so find out how you can use them today to enrich your own astrological readings. Location: Cheltenham. More information: www.aquariussevern.com

Sunday 9th

FULL MOON 04:07 GMT 17°09 Capricorn

Friday 14th

What to look at when you first see a chart with Teresa Bellmaine. How do we weigh up the different factors of chart interpretation? What is really important? Some simple hacks and tools to use when assessing a chart. 7.45 for 8pm start at: St Marks Community Centre, Calder Rise, Bedford MK41 7UY

Wednesday 19th

The August Solar Eclipse and the Royal Star Regulus An Illustrated Presentation by Pam Carruthers. Solar Eclipses mark endings and beginnings. The Moon's nodes change sign this year and begin their 18 month journey through Leo and Aquarius. The total Solar Eclipse on 21st August is the first eclipse in this new cycle. It occurs at 28 degrees Leo on the Royal star Regulus, which happens to be on the ascendant of President Trump. The August 2017 eclipse will be the first with a path of totality crossing the USA's Pacific and Atlantic coasts since 1918. Also, its path of totality makes landfall exclusively within the United States, making it the first such eclipse since the country's independence in 1776. (Wikipedia) 7.30pm for 7.45pm start, finish 9.15pm. Venue: Cornerstone Community Centre, Hove More information: Brighton Astrology Centre

Saturday 22nd

Sun enters Leo 15:15 GMT

Sunday 23rd

NEW MOON 09:46 GMT 00°44 Leo

Saturday 29th

Lilly Day Every year astrologers meet for an afternoon in Walton-on-Thames to celebrate the life and work of William Lilly. Join us from noon onwards in The Swan, Manor Road, where you can obtain a fine pub lunch (available up to 3:00pm) and enjoy views of the Thames from the garden. Our formal discussions take place in St. Mary's Parish Church Hall, a short walk up Manor Road. We meet from 3:15pm to 6:00pm including a break for tea.
This year we are pleased to welcome Kim Farnell MA who will talk on Simon Forman's Astrology William Lilly described sixteenth century astrologer Simon Forman as "a person of indefatigable pains" who would sometimes write as much as half a sheet of paper to answer a single horary question, and was a master astrologer. Forman does not appear as a source in Christian Astrology as his manuscripts were never published. However, it is clear that Lilly was familiar with his work and he lists other sources that relied heavily on Forman's work.

AUGUST 2017

Thursday 3rd

Tithi : The Solar-Lunar Angle in Your Chart In Jyotish (Vedic Astrology), the Panchanga (Hindu Calendar) has at its core the relationship between the Moon and the distance it has travelled from the Sun. This Sun- Moon angle points to five key themes that will always reign in our lives. Each of these angles have a unique flavour that colour our way of being. Enormous insights can be deciphered solely from the Solar-Lunar relationship, long before we have even delved into the Natal Chart! 7:30 to 9:30pm at The Isbourne Holistic Centre, 2 Wolseley Terrace, Cheltenham. www.aquariussevern.com

Friday 4th

Jupiter square Pluto at 17°30 Libra / Capricorn

Saturday 5th

Dignity and Debility Afternoon workshop with Karen Meakin at The Perry Tree Centre, Dovedale Road, Kingstanding, Birmingham B23 5BX (corner of Dovedale Road and College Road). 1.30pm to start at 2.00pm to 5.00pm. £15. More information: talktogillbryant@googlemail.com or visit Birmingham Astrology Group

Monday 7th

FULL MOON 18:11 GMT 16°25 Aquarius

Friday 11th

Bedford Astrology Club August Social Bring some food & drink to share and any charts you might want to discuss, and any names of speakers you would like to see booked for the club in future. Email: astroshola.co.uk@gmail.com

Friday 18th

18th - 25th FAS Summer School Venue: Exeter College, University of Oxford. Information: www.astrology.org.uk

Monday 21st

NEW MOON 18:30 GMT 28°53 Leo

Tuesday 22nd

Sun enters Virgo 22:20 GMT

Sunday 27th

Jupiter sextile Saturn at 21°11 Libra / Sagittarius

SEPTEMBER 2017

Wednesday 6th

FULL MOON 06:07 GMT 13°53 Pisces

Friday 8th - 10:

49th Annual Astrological Association Conference
Full details here

Wednesday 20th

NEW MOON 05:30 GMT 27°27 Virgo

Friday 22nd

Sun enters Libra 20:00 GMT

AUTUMN EQUINOX

Thursday 28th

Jupiter opposite Uranus at 27°22 Libra / Aries

Pluto turns direct at 16°51 Capricorn

OCTOBER 2017

Thursday 5th

FULL MOON 18:40 GMT 12°33 Aries

Tuesday 10th

Jupiter enters Scorpio 13:20 GMT

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

Monday 23rd

Sun enters Scorpio 05:27 GMT

NOVEMBER 2017

Saturday 4th

FULL MOON 05:23 GMT 11°59 Taurus

Saturday 18th

NEW MOON 11:42 GMT 26°19 Scorpio

Wednesday 22nd

Sun enters Sagittarius 03:05 GMT

DECEMBER 2017

Sunday 3rd

FULL MOON 15:47 GMT 11°40 Gemini

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