The 49th Annual Conference of the Astrological Association: The Importance of Astrology

2017 Conference Speakers

8th - 10th September 2017 Book online here

Demian Allan

Demian Allan on behalf of The British Astrological and Psychic Society is the astrologer for 'Kindred Spirit' and 'Mind Body Spirit' magazines and is political astrologer for 'Channel 4 News'. He is also a tutor at The College of Psychic Studies

Frank Clifford Frank Clifford is a consultant, writer and Principal of The London School of Astrology. The author and/or publisher of 30 books, Frank has guest edited 'The Mountain Astrologer' numerous times and lectured in a dozen countries. In 2012, he won The Charles Harvey Award.

Jody Collorick Jody Collorick on behalf of The Company of Astrologers is a founder member of the Bath Astrologers' Forum. Jodey studied with the COA and is a tutor on their Katarche course. He has an interest in the history and philosophy of astrology, and maintains a practice in the Gloucestershire hills.

Angela Cornish Angela Cornish on behalf of The School of Traditional Astrology has practised and taught astrology for many years. Her special interests are horary and traditional forecasting techniques.

Faye Blake-Cossar Faye Blake-Cossar is founder of the Amsterdam School of Astrology. A therapist and business consultant, she holds an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology and has spoken at many international conferences. Her book, 'Using Astrology to Create a Vocational Profile', forms the basis of her tailor-made Vocational Apprenticeship program.

Mark Cullen Mark Cullen completed Deborah Houlding's STA Certificate in Horary in 2005 and has studied traditional astrology extensively since. Mark was Chair of the Scottish Astrological Association (2011-2016) and is mundane astrology moderator of the Skyscript website. He lives in Edinburgh and works in the voluntary sector.

Barbara Dunn Barbara Dunn on behalf of The Qualified Horary Practitioner has recently been awarded a doctoral studentship from the Wellcome Trust for research into medical astrology at Exeter University. Barbara has enjoyed a long career as a media astrologer, is Principal of the QHP and author of 'Horary Astrology Re-Examined'.

Jean Elliot Jean Elliot on behalf of is a director of this school and has been responsible for its course development. She has been one of many astrologers who have worked at astrology camps, at the Glastonbury Festival and the Green Gathering.

Hedley England Hedley England has been studying astrology since 1980. He is fascinated by the chaos theory of life, and seeks to find ways to predict the untoward. He has found the Black Moon very important in this respect. He is a published author ('Degrees of Flight') and lectures on aviation subjects.

Anna Estaroth Anna Estaroth has been a professional astrologer since 1971 and has lectured in the UK and abroad. She is a fellow of the APAI and prior Chair of the Scottish Astrological Association. She is completing her studies for the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology at the University of Wales.

Kim Farnell Kim Farnell on behalf of The Astrological Lodge of London has been President of the Lodge since 2008. She holds an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology and has lectured extensively. She is the author and editor of numerous books and her primary interest is the history of astrology.

Jodi Forrest Jodie Forrest is a California-based astrologer, writer and teacher who's been working with clients and students for 33 years. A frequent contributor to astrological journals, she wrote the book 'The Ascendant', and co-authored 'Skymates I', 'Skymates II' and two synastry reports.;

Peter Fraiss Peter Fraiss BSc has been working as a professional astrologer since 1980. He is a pioneer of psychological astrology in Austria, a director of the Vienna School of Astrology and author of Sarastro, the leading astrology software in Germany and Austria. He received his Bachelor's degree in Psychology in 2016.

Stevi Gaydon Stevi Gaydon DFAstrolS on behalf of The Faculty of Astrological Studies is a consulting astrologer as well as a tutor with, and Vice President of, the FAS. She has an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology from the University of Wales: her dissertation was on the work of Alan Leo.

Dr Dorian Gieseler Greenbaum Dr Dorian Gieseler Greenbaum has practised and taught astrology since 1992. In 2009, she received her Ph.D. from the Warburg Institute. She authored the book 'The Daimon in Hellenistic Astrology: Origins and Influence' (2015) and other works include 'Astrology, Astronomy and Medicine', 'Kepler's Astrology' and 'Temperament: Astrology's Forgotten Key'.

Ed Gillam Ed Gillam encountered astrology during 1993's magical Uranus-Neptune conjunction. Dane Rudhyar, the spiritual philosopher who redefined the creative potential of astrology, inspires Ed's work. The astrological group that he helped to establish in Exeter in 1996 offers a focus for local astrology in east Devon.

Nicholas Grier Nicholas Grier read English at Oxford University, Law at Edinburgh University and was head of the Law department at Edinburgh Napier University. He is now Professor of Scots Commercial Law at Abertay University. He has written various law books and is a former Chair of the Scottish Astrological Association.

Robert Hand Robert Hand has been called the 'Father of 21st Century Astrology'. His theoretical work and client practice spans almost 60 years. He holds memberships in the History of Science Society, the American Historical Association, ISAR and NCGR. He is the author of 'Planets in Transit' and other bestsellers.

Graham Ibell Graham Ibell earned the CPA's Diploma with distinction in 2000. A tutor for the Mayo School, he has practised and taught astrology in the UK and New Zealand for over 20 years. Graham's work is supported by four years' training in Process Oriented Psychology and extensive use of the I Ching.

Ana Isabel Ana Isabel combines hypnotherapy and astrology to help unblock repressed aspects of the personality, and focuses on the links between the birth chart, karma and pre-birth experiences. She works with the Queen's Doctor at his Belgravia clinic and broadcasts regularly on matters of astrology as well as mental health.

Stephanie James Stephanie James works as an astrologer and Reiki Master practitioner at her practice in Greenwich. Having studied modern, traditional and psychological astrology at the LSA and elsewhere, she now teaches and lectures on astrology. Stefanie has a particular interest in mystery, unknown and occult subjects.

Sol W Jonassen Sol W Jonassen has been a professional astrologer since 1999. She completed Maurice Fernandez's course and specialises in therapeutic astrology. She works full-time as an astrologer and enjoys a worldwide clientele. Sol runs Polaris, the annual Norwegian astrology conference. She is a certified energy healer and meditation instructor.

Bern Jurecic Bern Jurecic is one of Slovenia's leading astrologers and has been a practising counselling astrologer for more than 25 years. An author, lecturer, teacher and head of the Slovenian Astrological Association, he is also an ISAR VP for Slovenia. He has given workshops in Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Czech Republic.

Ewa Krajewska Ewa Krajewska studied Spanish at the University of Warsaw and lived in Mexico for eight years, where she hosted a TV show on astrology. She gives lectures at conferences for the Polish Astrological Association and organises courses in astrology. Since 2016, she has resided in London.

Miłosława Krogulska Miłosława Krogulska is a Polish astrologer and teacher. Her articles have been published in the national press and she often appears on TV and radio in Poland. She is a co-founder of The Polish Astrological Association and the publisher of two tri-monthly magazines, 'The Tarotist' and 'Professional Astrology'.

Ema Kurent Ema Kurent DFAstrolS, QHP, CMA, ISAR CAP is a leading Slovenian astrologer and has been consulting, teaching, writing and researching since 1988. She runs the Astrological Academy Stella (an ISAR-affiliated school) and has authored several books. She has lectured in Slovenia, Serbia, the UK, US, Poland, India and South Africa.

Victoria Laloe Victoria Laloe is a psychological astrologer, NLP practitioner, hypnotherapist and breathworker with a BA (Hons.) in Astronomy. She has been practising astrology for over 30 years, teaching and working around the world. Her focus is always on the nature of personal reality and conscious magical living and what these mean for humanity.

Sally Lloyd Sally Lloyd is an eternal student of astrology - a journey that began in the late 1970s. Initially self-taught, she gained her diploma in natal and mundane astrology from The Mayo School of Astrology in 2011. She continues to research, learn, read natal charts and share through public events.

Vicky Maloney Vicky Maloney on behalf of The London School of Astrology has been interested in astrology for over 30 years. In 1989, she enrolled on the CPA's course and later taught a beginners' class at Biddenham College in Bedford. She sees clients and holds workshops, and recently completed the LSA's Apprenticeship Programme.

Theodore Naicker Theodore Naicker has a BSc Petroleum Engineering degree and currently lives in London. He holds a Diploma in Medieval Studies (Robert Zoller) and a Diploma in Astrological Studies (Rod Suskin). He is currently studying Sanskrit Etymology in preparation for studies in Jyotish with Sanjay Rath.

Eskild Rasmussen Eskild Rasmussen (born 1962) is an author and astrologer with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science. He has worked as a school teacher, forest worker and software tester. His passion is testing astrology in order to determine which astrological elements work.

Melanie Reinhart Melanie Reinhart has had astrology central to her life since 1959. A graduate and patron of the FAS, Melanie has presented original material in many countries and runs a busy consulting practice. Publications include ground-breaking work on Chiron and the Centaurs. She received The Charles Harvey Award in 2004.

Henry Seltzer Henry Seltzer, with over 30 years of astrological experience, he has been a speaker at conferences for the past several years. His book on Eris is 'The Tenth Planet', and he created the TimePassages astrology software for Mac/Windows and iPhone. He does astrological writing, counselling, and software from Santa Cruz, California.

Helen Sewell Helen Sewell on behalf of MISPA is a professional psychological astrologer with over 30 years' experience. She gained a diploma from the CPA and is also a Relate-trained couples counsellor. In 2015, Helen joined The Mercury Internet School of Psychological Astrology (MISPA) as one of its tutors.

Zane B Stein Zane B Stein pioneered research into Chiron, and wrote 'Essence and Application: A View from Chiron', the most quoted Chiron text. He is currently researching other Centaurs and dwarf planets such as Eris. Zane has lectured throughout North America, Great Britain and Ireland, as well as Australia, where he currently resides.

Sue Tompkins Sue Tompkins is a teacher, consultant and homeopath who has been involved with astrology since the early 70s. Known for 'Aspects in Astrology' and 'The Contemporary Astrologer's Handbook', she lectures widely at home and abroad and has been honoured with awards including The Charles Harvey Award in 2003.

Zeynep Ozlem Yalcin Zeynep Ozlem Yalcin received certifications as a horary and an electional astrology practitioner from AstroArt School of Astrology. She will graduate from advanced and master classes at School of Wisdom of Sky in 2017. She writes daily astrology forecasts and gives voluntary counselling on her social media accounts called Astrolojisu.