56th Annual Conference

Conference 2024

‘Diverse Perspectives; All Themes Considered’

28 August – 1 September 2024

2024 Conference Speakers

Alejo López

RESIDENTIAL SPEAKER

Alejo López, (student track speaker for the AA) holds degrees in performing arts and psychology, is undergoing Jungian Analyst training. He recently earned a Master of Arts in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, with his dissertation short-listed for the MA CAA Dissertation Prize. Alejo explores mythology, shamanism, Kabbalah, and the intersection of popular culture and contemporary art with psychological processes.

Alison Boulton

RESIDENTIAL SPEAKER

Alison Boulton is a writer, teacher and consulting astrologer who has spent much of her life studying the heavens from her home in rural France. In 2023 she gained the FAS Diploma and recently published two articles in the AA Journal, ‘The Astrology of Twins’ (Jan 2024), and ‘Mercury as Psychopomp’ (March 2024). She is especially interested in the Astrology of Transition.

Amanda Williams

RESIDENTIAL SPEAKER

Amanda Williams, BSc(Econ), MSc. ACA, (Student track speaker for the AA) is a financial astrologer, who started her astrological journey in 1991 and studied with the Faculty of Astrological studies in parallel with her continuing financial career. Since 2007 she has conducted extensive research into the prediction of economic, financial and mundane events and is currently Secretary of the Astrological Association.

Ana Andrade

Online Speaker

Ana Andrade, is an ISAR-CAP and International Delegate of the NCGR Peru.  She was speaker in conferences in the UK, USA, India and Turkey.  As a virtual speaker, in Kepler College, ISAR Turkey, Deneysel Astroloji Akademi, AOAUK and Synchronicity University.  Ana holds the STA’s Practitioners Level Certification in Horary Astrology.

Anne Sundell

RESIDENTIAL SPEAKER

Anne Sundell works as a professional astrologer in Finland. She holds a master’s degree in developmental psychology and a specialisation in family cantered work. Anne holds the Dip. MISPA from the UK Mercury School of Psychological Astrology and is OPA certified 2023-2031.

Ann-Louise Holland

RESIDENTIAL SPEAKER

Ann-Louise Holland, aka Venus and Vesta, (student track speaker for the School of Esoteric Astrology) is a shamanic homoeopath, herbalist and astrologer with a speciality in asteroids from the World Of Light school.  She teaches astrology along with Steiner based anthroposophy and focuses on cultural events that bring about humanity’s evolution and deeper awareness to the soul’s journey. She is the Venus & Vesta Evolutionary Astrology Podcast, a weekly podcast about astrology for astrologers, weekly detailed discussions, aligning the stars with what is happening in the world. Interviews with astrologers and mystics who have book launches, interesting theories, special events such as eclipses, and celeb horoscopes.

AS Katoch

Residential Speaker

AS Katoch is a British Indian researcher and practitioner of oneirocriticism, divination, and depth psychology, with a foundation in psychodynamic counselling and cultural astronomy. His dream research and practice is informed by the visionary mythopoetics of the somatic-imaginal through active imagination and yoga nidra.

Aswin Subramanyan

ONLINE SPEAKER

Aswin Subramanyan, a dedicated student of Jyotisa, inherits a 350-year astrological lineage, expanding his astrological studies to include Hellenistic and Medieval Persian astrology. He authored ‘Firdaria – Periods of Life’and co-authored ‘Astrology by Moonlight’. While his articles are published on various international platforms, Aswin currently serves as editor for the APAI journal and lectures internationally. His blog and regular newsletter offer insights into natal and mundane astrology. Engage with him on X and explore www.theabverdict.com for more.

Celeste Brooks

RESIDENTIAL SPEAKER

Celeste Brooks is an astrologer and coach. Her podcast, ‘Celestial Insights’, offers weekly guidance. Her offerings include personal readings, classes, cosmic coaching, and monthly Moon Mastery workshops. She uses the technique of chart rectification to help people find unknown birth times.  She discusses the astrology of current events on her popular Instagram lives. Celeste is a board member for OPA and lectures for astrology organizations, schools, and conferences.

Dr Chris Mitchell

Residential Speaker

Dr Chris Mitchell, (student track speaker for the AA) has a PhD from the University of Leicester on medieval astrology and is a tutor at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David the Cultural Astronomy and Astrology MA course. He has been actively involved in promoting and teaching astrology since the 1990s, is on the boards of the Astrological Association, the APAI, and was the joint recipient of the Charles Harvey Award for Exceptional Service to Astrology in 2021.          

Christeen Skinner

RESIDENTIAL SPEAKER

Christeen Skinner D.F.Astrol. S., FRSA is a Director of Cityscopes London Ltd, a UK based company specialising in future-casting using solar and planetary cycles. Christeen works with fund managers, entrepreneurs and investors. She is author of several books on financial astrology and taught for the Faculty of Astrological Studies for a half nodal cycle. She is Chair of the Advisory Board of NCGR, a Trustee of the Urania Trust and on the Board of Directors of the Alexandria I-base Project which seeks to preserve astrological literature.

Darby Costello

RESIDENTIAL SPEAKER

Darby Costello has been an astrologer for more than 50 years. She started studying astrology in Boston in the late 1960s, then in Africa where she began her practice.  She came to London forty years ago and began teaching with the Centre for Psychological Astrology, and then the Faculty, and later MISPA and also other schools around the world. She still loves doing charts above all and it nourishes her teaching and writing above all.

Deborah Houlding

Residential Speaker

Deborah Houlding has been an astrologer since the 1980s. She is the founder of the STA School of Traditional Astrology (www.sta.co), creator of the Skyscript website (www.skyscript.co.uk), author of The Houses: Temples of the Sky, and editor of various modern editions of historical works. Recipient of the AA’s Charles Harvey Award, the JCAI Award for ‘cultural contributions to astrology’ and the Regulus Award for educational research, she currently publishes regularly in the Skyscript Digital Newsletter.

Drew Levanti

RESIDENTIAL SPEAKER

Drew Levanti is guided by traditional technique and intuitive insight, is an Orphic astrologer, using poetics, prayer and ceremonial interventions to help clients untangle the webs of fate and remember who they really are. He teaches astrological fundamentals, mindful elections, and a class on the Orphic Hymns.

Dr Frances Clynes

RESIDENTIAL SPEAKER

Dr Frances Clynes, (student track speaker for the Faculty of Astrological Studies) began studying astrology in 1987 and has taught in Ireland, the UK and online since 1989 and has spoken at conferences in Europe and the US. She holds the Diploma from the Faculty of Astrological Studies where she is currently the Vice-President and the Online Learning Manager. She has a PhD from the Sophia Centre at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David at Lampeter where she is a tutor on the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology.

Dr Greg Bogart

Online Speaker

Greg Bogart, PhD, MFT, is an astrologer and psychotherapist from the SF Bay Area He is a psychology lecturer at Sonoma State University, joins astrology with yoga, Jungian dreamwork, and psychotherapeutic methodologies. Greg’s newest work is ‘Astrology as a Therapeutic Art: Healing Human Relationships’. His books include ‘Astrology and Spiritual Awakening; Planets in Therapy: Predictive Technique and the Art of Counseling’; ‘Astrology’s Higher Octaves; Dreamwork and Self-Healing’; ‘Dreamwork in Holistic Psychotherapy of Depression; and Astrology and Meditation: The Fearless Contemplation of Change’.

Henrik Bisbo

RESIDENTIAL SPEAKER

Henrik Bisbo D.F.Astrol.S has over 40 years in global shipping and over 30 years in astrology, obtaining the Diploma from The Faculty of Astrological Studies in 2012. With many years of managerial experience in operations and HR, Henrik is now working as a full-time astrologer together with his wife specialising in team dynamics.

 

Israel Ajose

RESIDENTIAL SPEAKER

Israel Ajose D.Psych.Astrol, (student track speaker for the Astrological Lodge of London) is a devoted teacher specialising in astrology, tarot, and consulting. He completed his full honours in psychological astrology at the Centre of Psychological Astrology in London under the guidance of Liz Greene. Israel furthered his studies in traditional and medieval astrology, integrating diverse perspectives into his practice. As a full-time practitioner and educator, he imparts knowledge in astrology, tarot, philosophy, and esoteric teachings. Formerly the President of the Astrological Lodge of London, Israel’s expertise extends to cosmology, mythology, occult sciences, Kabbalah, shamanism, and divination.

Jadranka Coic

Residential Speaker

Jadranka Coic, (student track speaker for the AA) practices astrology and grows vegetables on her allotment following Moon cycles. She is a perpetual student who started to study astrology more than fifteen years ago with FAS, obtained a QHP Diploma, and always thinking about what to study next.  She is the Treasurer of the Astrological Association and was the Beginners’ Class Tutor for the Astrological Lodge of London.

Jan Seward

RESIDENTIAL SPEAKER

Jan Seward is a clinical psychologist and astrologer using natal, electional and horary astrology to assist her clients in all realms of living. She maintains an international practice and supervises other astrologers in the counselling and relational aspects of astrological work.

Jessica Adams

ONLINE SPEAKER

Jessica Adams, is the author of the forthcoming astrology book, ‘Your Birthday’ (Hachette USA) and astrological consultant on the ‘Leo Moon Astrologer Detective’ series by Rachel Wells (Audible UK). Previous books include ‘Handbag Horoscopes’ (Penguin) and ‘Essential Astrology for Women’ (HarperCollins).

Joli Knott

Residential Speaker

Joli Knott is an Astrologer, Reiki Master, & Sacred Depths Coach. Her beliefs on healing are grounded in the power of heart-cantered presence and connection with the mind-body axis. Using the techniques she has studied, Joli provides a nurturing space for those willing to deepen their journey of self-understanding, self-development, and growth.

Jupiter Lai

ONLINE SPEAKER

Jupiter Lai, is a practising astrologer based in Hong Kong and is a co-founder of the Academy of Astrology. Jupiter lectures a wide range of subjects from natal to mundane astrology. She also incorporates Chinese astrology and Feng Shui in her own practice. Jupiter began her formal study with the Faculty of Astrological Study and later received diploma from Deborah Houlding’s School of Traditional Astrology (STA). She is now a tutor of the STA and delivers the Practitioner’s Level Horary Course in Chinese. 

Dr Keith Bound

RESIDENTIAL SPEAKER

Dr Keith Bound is a professional astrologer and researcher with over 40 years of experience in astrology. In 2022, he created Catalyst Astrology, a three-part process transforming clients’ lives. He also presented astrological research findings in the article ‘Multiple Celebrity Weddings & Divorces: A Qualitative Study Using Secondary Directions’, published in the astrological Journal Syzygy by the NCGR. In 2023, he published ‘Scientific Astrology’, A Harmonic Planetary Model’, based on a 3.5-year research project focusing on planetary systems and aspects and their gravitational and electromagnetic effects on Earth.

Kenan Yasin Bolukbasi

Residential Speaker

Kenan Yasin Bolukbasi is a graduate of Molecular Biology and Genetics and has been a professional astrologer since 2013. Kenan graduated from AstroArt (Öner Döşer) and gained the ISAR Cap (2018) and is a member of APAI and OPA. Kenan is the 104th agent of Cosmic Intelligence Agency (the European representative) and has published three books and owns an academy which trains international students.

Lara van Zuydam

RESIDENTIAL SPEAKER

Lara van Zuydam wears a few hats – she is an astrologer, author, mystic, yoga teacher, and she practises banking law in London. Lara regularly speaks at astrology and Tarot events and her book, ‘Soul’ (published by REDFeather, an imprint of Schiffer Publishing) will be available internationally from May 2024.

Mandi Lockley

RESIDENTIAL SPEAKER

Mandi Lockley has studied and practiced astrology for more than 20 years with a focus on psychological and spiritual astrology and holds the London School of Astrology Diploma. As well as offering private consultations to clients, Mandi is an experienced speaker, delivering talks to groups and conferences.

Mark Fountain

Residential Speaker

Mark Fountain has been a tutor and examiner with the Faculty of Astrological Studies since 2006, teaching both distance-learning courses and online webinars and courses. He has a degree in History from Exeter University and for many years taught English in Cambridge to international students. Currently resident in the Cotswolds, Mark’s particular interests include mythology, art, literature, politics, and mundane astrology, and is engaged in ongoing research on how to best use asteroids to enrich astrological practice.

Mary English

RESIDENTIAL SPEAKER

Mary English, (student track speaker for the AA) born in London, educated at the American International School of Zurich, is an author, astrologer, and homeopath. She has chaired two charities, volunteered for a homeless charity and edited newsletters. Based in Bath, UK, she’s now a trustee for the Astrological Association. She’s written 17 books and hosts the ‘Learn Astrology with Mary’ podcast.

Maurice Fernandez

RESIDENTIAL SPEAKER

Maurice Fernandez is a leading Evolutionary Astrologer with a worldwide reputation of depth and excellence for his diploma program in astrology, publications, and consulting work. He is the recipient of the Orion Award for Outstanding Contribution to Astrology (2022), and ISAR Community Service Award (2022). He served as president of the Organization for Professional Astrology (OPA) for three consecutive terms (2014-2020).

Meira Epstein

Online Speaker

Meira Epstein, is a certified professional (NCGR-PAA) astrologer since the early 80’s. On the New York NCGR Faculty, she is the creator and teacher of the NCGR online education program and as a board Member of NCGR-PAA, she developed the online certification exams and remains the Technical Director for the NCGR board. An international speaker, her specialities include Hellenistic and classical astrology, as well as the Uranian System. Publications include translations of the medieval hebrew astrology texts of Abraham Ibn Ezra. Meira also has a parallel IT career.

Dr Michael J. Morris

ONLINE SPEAKER

Dr Michael J. Morris, is a queer feminist astrologer whose practice is primarily rooted in Hellenistic astrology. They have previously presented at the Queer Astrology Conference 2020, the 2020 Fresh Voices in Astrology Summit, the Astrology and Climate Change Conference, NORWAC 2022, and the 54th Annual Conference of the Astrological Association.

Mireille Crossley

RESIDENTIAL SPEAKER

Mireille Crossley has been studying and practicing astrology since the early 90’s, obtaining her Diploma of the Faculty of Astrological Studies in 1994 (DFAstrolS), studying Olivia Barclay’s QHP course and in 2022 completing the STA Horary Practitioner course.

Nate Speare

RESIDENTIAL SPEAKER

Nate Speare (M.F.A.) is a multidisciplinary artist, astrologer, and writer. Their work centres on therapeutic storytelling, shadow work, extended voice praxis, and astrological approaches to sexuality & self-expression. Their therapeutic storytelling has been featured at the United Nations and in programs for disabled public-school students and incarcerated men at Rikers Island. Their practice, Weird Astro Body, includes client work, performances, and writings.

Dr Nicholas Campion

RESIDENTIAL SPEAKER

Dr Nicholas Campion is Principal Lecturer in the Institute of Education and Humanities at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, the only academic centre in the world to consider humanity’s relationship with the sky. He is Programme Director of the University’s MAs in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology, and Ecology and Spirituality and module lead for Harmony in Theory and Practice. His books include the two-volume ‘History of Western Astrology’ (London: Bloomsbury 2008/9) and ‘Astrology and Cosmology in the World’s Religions’ (New York: New York University Press, 2012). He is the editor of ‘Culture and Cosmos’, the journal on the history of cultural astronomy and astrology. He is also Vice-President of the AA.

Patricia Walsh

ONLINE SPEAKER

Patricia Walsh, is a certified Deep Memory Process (DMP) regression practitioner and Chief Trainer for The Institute of Deep Memory Process (since 2002). She is a certified Evolutionary Astrologer and author of ‘Understanding Karmic Complexes: Evolutionary Astrology and Regression Therapy’. She is also an instructor for the Soul Wise School of Evolutionary Astrology.

Rachel Lang

RESIDENTIAL SPEAKER

Rachel Lang guides individuals and groups through transformative processes using astrology, ritual, and art. She’s the author of ‘Modern Day Magic: 8 Simple Rules to Realize your Power and Shape your Life and As Above, So Below’. She hosts The Rachel Lang Show podcast and writes a syndicated horoscope column. Rachel serves as an elected member of the Ojai City Council and sits on several nonprofit and agency boards, including NCGR and the Economic Development Collaborative.          

Rick Levine

RESIDENTIAL SPEAKER

Rick Levine is an active voice in the international astrology community, a professional with 40+ years of experience, a founding Trustee of Kepler College, a passionate teacher, a dedicated consultant, an ever-curious researcher, and an incurable perpetual student. His online horoscopes had millions of readers daily for over 20 years.

Rod Chang

RESIDENTIAL SPEAKER

Rod Chang, (student track speaker for the AA) has studied astrology for over twenty years. His favourite aspects are Fixed Stars, Comets, mundane astrology, and a humanistic approach to astrology. He is a co-founder of the Academy of Astrology.

Rory Keys

RESIDENTIAL SPEAKER

Rory Keys is a London based astrologer. His research revolves around the revival of Traditional Astrological techniques, specifically innovations emerging from Hellenistic Egypt. When consulting with clients, Rory’s speciality is in helping them mitigate difficult natal placements with novel remedial techniques, helping them alter the trajectory of Fate.

Roy Gillett

RESIDENTIAL SPEAKER

Roy Gillett, (student track speaker for the AA) is the president of the Astrological Association. For 48 years he has advised clients and written six key books, introducing, and explaining astrology from a mundane and karmic perspective. Since 2002, his bi-monthly ‘Working with the Planets’ column has been published in the ‘AA Journal’. He edited English translations of André Barbault books, supplies and supports astrology software since 1988. Website with details of Solar Fire and other astro-software, includes extracts from his books at crucialastrotools.co.uk

Simão Cortês/Paulo Cardoso

RESIDENTIAL SPEAKER

Simão Cortês/Paulo Cardoso studied astrology in the Portuguese school CEIA. He completed the MA in Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred in Canterbury, with a dissertation on the pedagogy of astrology. He has taught both at CEIA and the MCS MA. His main interests are the relationship between astrology, divination and dreaming.

Sirin Mitrani

RESIDENTIAL SPEAKER

Sirin Mitrani is a Turkish born astrologer living in France. She graduated from the school of Wisdom of Skies in Istanbul in 2008 and worked as a teacher in the same school for 3 years. She became ISAR’s Certified Astrologer Professional in 2012. Since 2016, she has been running her own company and giving consultations in Aluminium and Astrology. Since 2007, she has been participating conferences all around the world. She is a member of AA, ISAR, NCGR and OPA.

Tania Daniels

RESIDENTIAL SPEAKER

Tania Daniels (mApai, STA Dipl H) is a professional traditional astrologer with a focus on natal and horary techniques. She is an international speaker and her many articles have been published in English, German, Italian, Spanish and Turkish. She is a tutor for horary astrology at the QHP and is currently finishing her book on latitude, declination, apogee, and the nodes. Tania has three kids and lives in Italy where she offers consultations via Zoom and in person.

Teri Nudelman

RESIDENTIAL SPEAKER

Teri Nudelman has a BA (Honours) in Economics and master’s certificate on Banking and Entrepreneurship. After pursuing a successful career in banking sector for 10 years, she started studying astrology and Tarot. She finished her studies at FAS in 2023, passed the intermediate exam. She is also a certified Tarot reader (ITF).

Vanessa Montgomery

ONLINE SPEAKER

Vanessa Montgomery | Astro All-Starz, is a consulting astrologer, resident celebrity astrologer at Glamour Magazine U.S, and author of ‘Star Power, Cosmic Power’ and recently published ‘Astro Power: a simple guide to prediction and Destiny for the modern mystic’. A modern psychological astrologer with a diploma in transpersonal counselling, Montgomery is known for her accessible, upbeat, and positive style. With a feminist commitment she utilises astrology as a powerful tool for reflection, insight, validation, self-acceptance, and inspiration.

Wade Caves

RESIDENTIAL SPEAKER

Wade Caves, based in Brooklyn, NY, is an astrological consultant and educator specializing in problem-solving applications of astrology. He teaches specialist astrological subjects and astronomy at the School of Traditional Astrology, and publishes his work on world affairs through Skyscript’s In Mundo publishing desk. He is the host of the World Astrology Summit, a conference dedicated to the advancement of astrology for global problem-solving.

Dr Will Morris

ONLINE SPEAKER

Dr Will Morris, authored ‘Cycles in Medical Astrology’. His clinical doctorate is in Chinese medicine, and he has a Ph.D. in transformative inquiry, both of which he uses to excavate and cultivate practical methods of medical astrology. He uses Renaissance Uranian and Vedic astrology with sound healing, homeopathy, radionics, and herbs.

56th Annual Conference

Conference 2024

‘Diverse Perspectives; All Themes Considered’

28 August – 1 September 2024
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