In The Loop March 2017

Frances ClynesWelcome to the March issue of In The Loop. With just three months until our 50th Annual Conference at the beautiful Wokefield Hall, this issue gives us a sneak preview of three of the talks we can look forward to in June.

Victor Olliver, Editor of the The Astrological Journal explains how he will select the six best essays ever published in the magazine over six decades - the topic of his talk at the AA annual conference in June 2018. Has he set himself an impossible task? In an article in this issue of In The Loop, we can read about the challenge he faces. However he is not telling us who made the final cut. We'll have to wait until the conference to find out.

One of our four pre-conference workshops will be given by AA Board Member Sue Farebrother and is entitled Diamonds Belong to the Earth and to the Sky: Tarot For Astrologers. Sue received an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology in 2007 and her dissertation explored the links between Tarot and Astrology. Her article in this issue gives us a taste of what to expect in June.

The name Ebertin is well known in Western Astrology. However the work of Elsbeth Ebertin, mother of Reinhold, is perhaps less well known. That may be about to change. Dr. Jenn Zahrt, Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, is currently translating much of Elsbeth Ebertin's work into English. She has already published one book of translations, Can Assassinations Be Prevented?, and her second book will be published later this year. Jenn is also speaking about Elsbeth's work at the conference and has given us an introduction to Elsbeth in this issue.

Ten years ago the AA had its 50th birthday and 40th conference. At that conference Lindsay Radermacher spoke on the topic of Divinatory Astrology. You can listen to her talk by clicking the link on the right.

I hope you enjoy this issue of In The Loop, and look forward to seeing many of you in June.

Frances Clynes

In The Loop Editor