Conference 2021

Potions for the Future


Jessica Adams

Online Speaker

Jessica Adams BA is the author of 2020 Vision, Astrolove, Handbag Horoscopes (Penguin) and Essential Astrology for Women (HarperCollins). Jessica’s Animal Astrology appears in the new book for children, Funny Bones (Allen and Unwin). Her media astrology has appeared everywhere from This Morning (ITV) to The Washington Post. Her website is and she lives in Tasmania, Australia.

Beatriz Alegría

Beatriz Alegría is a Spanish creative astrologer, founder of the Kosmic Trip project, a space for consultations, workshops and research, aimed to understand human experience and develop personal growth. She holds an MA in Sociology and has studied and practised psychological therapy involving art, regressions and herbal medicine.

Christos Archos

Christos Archos MA is a Professional Astrologer who has been based in Greece since 2004. He is an accredited psychologist and is the President of the Mediterranean and Balkan Institute for Astrological research and holds two masters degrees. He is also a counsellor and CBT Practitioner, has been a teacher for 15 years and he is a Astro-psychologist among other things. He is very interested in human behaviour, history and considers himself an eclectic astrologer using old and modern techniques. He is on the Radio, TV, and various Journals and editor of the Humanity Healing foundation, Greek Edition of Omtimes.

Faye Blake

Online Speaker

Faye Blake MA is founder of the Amsterdam School of Astrology. She is a therapist and business consultant, holds an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology, and has spoken often at major international conferences. Her book, ‘Vocational Astrology’, forms the basis of her tailor-made Vocational Apprenticeship program.

Rikki Blythe

Rikki Blythe has studied astrology for over 30 years and is the author of four books including Cosmic Journal. She teaches people how to use astrology and tarot and encourages people to listen to their dreams, in order to find their sense of destiny.

Dr Bernadette Brady


Dr Bernadette Brady holds a PhD in Anthropology (2012) and is co-principle of Astro Logos Ltd. She was awarded the Charles Harvey Award for Exceptional Service to Astrology in 2006 in the UK and in 2008 she received the Regulus Award for Theory and Understanding in Astrology at UAC.  Her most recent work is Stories from the Stars (co-authored with Darrelyn Gunzburg) and published by Astrodienst, Switzerland. She teaches for the online distance learning MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and lives in Devon, UK. 

Christina Caudill

Online Speaker

Christina Caudill is an evolutionary astrologer, teacher, past life facilitator and empowerment coach. Christina owns and operates Radiant Astrology, hosts the Radiant Astrology Podcast on iTunes and is a contributing writer for the Organization of Professional Astrology (OPA) Magazine. She has produced several astrology summits including The Astrology of Awakening, The Astrology of Purpose and Power, Aquarius Rising (Reimagined) and The Astrology of Awakening II: Renewal of Hope. Website:

Marielle Churaqui

Marielle Churaqui has been an astrologer for over 30 years.  She holds the diploma from the Faculty of Astrological Studies and an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology (University of Wales, Lampeter). Her approach is inspired by Jungian ideas and particularly James Hillman’s concept of soul.  She also teaches yoga.

Brian Clark


Brian Clark is the creator of the Astro*Synthesis distance-learning programme, which has been shaped from his experience as an astrological student and educator over the past 40+ years ( He is the author of many student publications and books. His latest book is ‘Astrological Time: Cycles of the Soul’.

Dr Frances Clynes

Dr Frances Clynes DFAstrolS has been an astrologer since 1987. She holds the Diploma from the Faculty of Astrological Studies where is the current Vice-President. She also holds an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology and a PhD from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David where she is now the Lead Tutor of the Sky and Psyche module.

Jadranka Coic

Jadranka Coic spends time either practicing astrology or growing vegetables on her allotment following Moon cycles. She is a perpetual student who started to study astrology more than fifteen years ago and now is doing the QHP Diploma course. She is the Treasurer of the Astrological Association and spent 8 years as a Beginners’ Class Tutor for the Astrological Lodge of London.

Darby Costello

Darby Costello MA has been an astrologer for many decades. She studied in America, began practising in Africa and has been a consultant and teacher in London since the early 1980s. She teaches at several English astrology schools as well as internationally. She received an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology in 2006 and in 2013 she received the Charles Harvey Award for Exceptional Service to Astrology. Her consultation practice remains the very heart of her vocation.

Kieron Devlin

Kieron Devlin loves how astrology can unlock creativity and give life direction in natal readings. With a background in teaching in HE, his approach is eclectic, including psychological, mythological, locational, asteroids, centaurs, traditional and non-traditional astrologies. He obtained a certificate (Distinction) from the LSA and writes regularly from his website –

Ronnie Dreyer


Ronnie Dreyer MA is an internationally known consultant, lecturer, and teacher based in NYC. She has written numerous articles and books, including ‘Venus and Vedic Astrology’, and co-authored, with Nick Campion, a chapter in ‘Religious Transformation in Modern Asia’. She received her MA in South Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University.

Gill Dorren

Gill Dorren has been studying astrologer for over 30 years.  She has been Vice President of the Astrological Lodge of London and Editor of their magazine.  Gill has written many articles and given many lectures with special emphasis on Cosmology and Astrology.

Adrian Duncan

Adrian Duncan has had a full-time astrology practice since 1985, is a former editor of the Astrological Journal and is author of Doing Time on Planet Earth, the World of Wisdom software/reports and Astrology: Transformation and Empowerment. His work can be seen today at .

Franziska Engel

Franziska Engel is a certified astrologer and board member of the German Astrological Association (DAV), with a degree in Chinese studies and international management. She was born in Berlin, lived in the USA, Greece and the PR of China and lives in Bremen, and works as consulting astrologer with a focus on relationship and business astrology, Astro geography, and horary astrology.

Maurice Fernandez


Maurice Fernandez, author of the books Neptune, the 12th House and Pisces (New Edition), and Astrology and the Evolution of Consciousness, Vol 1, is a leading Evolutionary Astrology counsellor and teacher, currently based in Arizona. Maurice served as the president The Organization of Professional Astrology (OPA) for three terms – 2014-2020. He has organised multiple astrology conferences across the world, and currently directs a professional diploma program, supporting and shaping a future generation of astrologers. Website: 

Mari Garcia


Mari Garcia is a professional consulting astrologer and educator.  She is co-director of one of Australia’s most successful astrological schools, ASTRO MUNDI. Mari has lectured in Australia at the FAA conferences and at UAC.  She is co-author of Scala Coeli: A Ladder to Heaven and her interest is traditional astrology.

Roy Gillett

Roy Gillett, President of The Astrological Association, a full-time astrologer and writer since 1976. He advises on astrology software, speaks at many international conferences, studies Tibetan Buddhism and has edited English translations of two André Barbault books. Since 1978, Roy has published mundane forecasts, with a compassionate emphasis. His new book Working with the Planets: Clearer Understanding Better Decisions (2021) selects from his Astrological Journal column, with commentary and historical references. Extracts from of his six books at

John Green

John Green is director of the Mercury Internet School of Psychological Astrology (MISPA) which offers a diploma course in psychological astrology.  He also teaches for the CPA. He is the author of Do You Love Me? The Astrology of Relationships and was the editor of the Astrological Journal from 2008-13.

Patricia Godden

Patricia Godden trained with the White Eagle School of Astrology and is now tutor of their Beginner’s Course. She is a consultant astrologer, gives talks and has published two books. Her interests include how astrology reveals lessons the soul has chosen to learn throughout an incarnation and draconic astrology. Website:

David Hamblin

David Hamblin was Chair of the Astrological Association in 1983-1985 and was a Tutor for the Faculty of Astrological Studies. He is the author of Harmonic Charts (1983), The Spirit of Numbers (2011), and Harmonic Astrology in Practice (2019). His website is at

Deborah Houlding

Deborah Houlding, founder of the STA School (, has worked as an astrological consultant since the late 1980s. Her articles and texts on horary have been translated into many languages. She was the founder of Ascella Publications, editor of The Traditional Astrologer magazine, creator of the Skyscript astrology website and author of The Houses: Temples of the Sky (Wessex, 1996).

Dr Kelley Hunter


Dr Kelley Hunter, Depth Astrologer, blends mythology, psycho-spirituality, holistic studies and creative arts into her consultations and writings. Author of Living Lilith, Black Moon Lilith, and Planetary Gods and Goddesses Coloring Book, she is inspired by the Cosmic Feminine and, more recently, emerging Kuiper Belt archetypes. Website:; Email:

Alison Kelly

Alison Kelly is a current member of the AA board who started her astrological studies with the FAS in 1993 and has been an active member of the Astrological Lodge of London since 1999. For many years she served on their committee in various capacities. She is a keen amateur astrologer and a regular attendee at the Lodge on Monday evenings.

R. Hakan Kırkoğlu


Hakan Kırkoğlu BSc MA DFAstrolS ISAR CAP has been a leading figure of Astrology in Turkey as a consultant, teacher, and writer. He has a BSc in Management Engineering and MA degrees in History and Economics. He especially combines ancient techniques with contemporary issues. He is the founder and principal of School of Wisdom of Sky in Istanbul and ISAR global director for Turkey.

Christian König

Christian König, born at the autumn equinox, has been a practising astrologer for more than 35 years, is a Certified Astrologer of the German Astrological Association and works with clients and students all over the world. He is a depth psychologist and trauma therapist holding a university degree equivalent to a MA in psychology. It is his passion to bring back the starry sky to astrology – stars, constellations, and planets.

Alexander Kolesnikov

Alexander Kolesnikov is a student of astrology since the end of the 1980s. He is an author of eight books published in Russia, and is currently working on a comprehensive guide of the astrology of space. He is also a web developer and an author of several mobile apps, the most popular of them being iLuna.

Dr Lee Lehman


Dr Lee Lehman has a PhD in Botany from Rutgers University, and an author of eleven books. She is a Tutor for the School of Traditional Astrology, both in horary, and in a medical course which she has designed. Her courses series, Classical Studies, brings classical astrology to the forefront.

Susan Lionti

Susan Lionti has studied both science and art and had a variety of occupations. She gained her diploma from the London School of Astrology in 2018 and now works as Finance Officer for the FAS. She is interested in how and why Astrology works and the implications for humanity at this critical time.

Mandi Lockley

Mandi Lockley is a London based consulting astrologer. She has written for numerous publications and websites and regularly speaks at astrological groups and organisations. Mandi holds the London School of Astrology’s Diploma and has recently graduated from Birkbeck, University of London with a CertHE in Psychodynamic Counselling.

Alejo López

Alejo López DFAstrolS was born in Argentina and moved to Europe at age 23. He holds a degree in Performing Arts and another in Psychology. Alejo has studied mythology, shamanism and Kabbalah and is particularly interested in finding sacred languages and techniques that help develop a dialogue with the Divine.

Lianne McCafferty

Lianne McCafferty holds the Mayo Diploma (Distinction) in both Natal & Mundane and now tutors for the Mayo. In addition to consulting, lecturing, and writing, as a former professional sportsperson and coach she is particularly interested in the use of astrology to help enhance sport performance.

Dr Chris Mitchell

Chris Mitchell has a PhD from the University of Leicester on the topic of medieval astrology, is a tutor on the MA Cultural Astronomy and Astrology course at the University of Wales, and holds a diploma in Medieval Astrology from Astrologos. He has been actively involved in promoting and teaching astrology for 20 years, is on the boards of the AA and the APAI, and has given talks to groups and conferences in Europe and the US.

Martin Sebastian Moritz

Martin Sebastian Moritz; psychologist, therapist and trend researcher, is based in Berlin. A consulting and teaching astrologer for over 20 years, he writes articles for astrological journals in Germany, Switzerland and the UK. He specialises in gender issues, psychological and karmic astrology and has written a book about the 8th house. He has given talks at NORWAC and the AA conference and lectures at the Astrological Lodge on a regular basis.


Christina Rodenbeck

Christina Rodenbeck is a professional astrologer with an international clientele. She writes about the stars, current affairs, art, and culture on her website, The Oxford Astrologer, hosts a monthly astrology podcast Astrology with Christina and Sally and writes a regular column on fashion in The Astrological Journal.

Nick Oakley-Smith

Nick Oakley-Smith has been an astrologer for thirty-five years and a student of the I-Ching for a similar period. He is the co-ordinator of the Bath Astrology meetings and has spoken at the UK and Dutch conferences as well as at local groups in the UK. He works in business coaching leaders across the business world.

Victor Olliver

Victor Olliver has been the editor of the Astrological Association’s bimonthly magazine ‘The Astrological Journal’ since 2014, and is also the media astrologer to the UK aristocracy’s venerable publication ‘The Lady’. He obtained a diploma with distinction from the Mayo School in natal and mundane astrology and has since specialised in draconic astrology, giving talks on this and other topics in different countries including South Africa, USA, Turkey, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia. Victor’s websites are and

Gary O’Toole

Gary O’Toole has studied astrology since 1996. He is the author of Cosmic Bodies: The Ayurvedic Astrology Guide to Health and Well-Being, and lectures at the British Association of Vedic Astrology. His readings impart an empowered view of life’s cycles, patterns, and trends. To learn more, visit

Giorgia Pecora

Giorgia Pecora is an evolutionary and psychological astrologer and the founder of the Institute of Visionary Astrology, a project that embraces astrology in a fresh, dynamic way with a modern and holistic approach. As well as being an astrology teacher, she is a shamanic practitioner and sexuality and somatic bodyworker.

Sonal Sachdeva

Sonal Sachdeva is an astrologer, speaker, writer and New Media enthusiast. Sonal is the resident Vedic Consultant at Watkins Books and is a Vedic Consultant on the editorial board for the TMA. She is a graduate of the CPA, a tarot card reader, founder of the group Circle of Divine Astrology and is on the committee for the Astrological Lodge of London.

Maame Esi

Maame Esi has a passion for all the branches of the astrological melting pot. She studied for three years at the LSA, and has a diploma in Chirology (Palm Reading) and loves how both astrology and palm reading can be used to help gain greater clarity and understanding about ourselves.

Wanda Sellar

Wanda Sellar is a past president of the Astrological Lodge of London for which organisation she currently organises the programme. She edits the Astrology and Medicine Newsletter for the Astrological Association which she has done for 25 years, and is the author of two books on aromatherapy, and four books on astrology. They are The Consultation Chart, two on medical astrology, and the latest is about Chart Shapes The Code to Interpretation (2019). Email:

Henry Seltzer

Henry Seltzer has been an astrologer for 30 years, and a speaker at conferences for the past several. His publications include The Tenth Planet: Revelations from the Astrological Eris (Wessex Astrologer), The Ephemeris of Trans-Neptunian KBO Planets, (ACS Publications), and he additionally wrote the acclaimed interpretations for the TimePassages astrology software. He holds graduate degrees from NYU and UCSD, and carries on an active astrological counselling practice in Santa Cruz, CA.

Dr Yubraj Sharma

Dr Yubraj Sharma graduated in medicine in 1991 at King’s College, London. He trained in homoeopathy, anthroposophy, acupuncture, herbalism and astrology. His focus in astrology is especially medical and esoteric. Yubraj teaches practitioner courses in homeopathy, herbalism and astrology and is author of 4 books within homeopathy and spirituality.

Christeen Skinner

Christeen Skinner DFAstrolS FRSA is Director of Cityscopes London. She is a past Chair of the Astrological Association, and a Trustee of the Urania Trust. She is on the boards of NCGR and the Alexandria I-base project and author of Exploring the Financial Universe, The Beginner’s Guide to Financial Astrology and Navigating the Financial Universe.

Sue Tompkins

Sue Tompkins Veteran astrologer and registered, practising homeopath, Sue lectures widely at home and abroad on both subjects especially nowadays in China. Her books, Aspects in Astrology (1989) and The Contemporary Astrologer’s Handbook (2006), are international best-sellers. She has received various awards, including in 2003, the AA’s Charles Harvey Award for Exceptional Service to Astrology. Website:

Joy Usher


Joy Usher is an Australian astrologer who began her practice in the mid-1990s. She is the author of A Tiny Universe and A Tiny Universe’s Companion. She writes regularly on her website and is featured in several interviews on The Oraculos Podcast.

Julian Venables

Julian Venables is the Chairman of the Brighton Astrology Group and has written for Solar Fire Gold. He is the author of The Astrologer’s Apprentice (2015) and gives client readings at He is an international speaker and you’ll find him on his YouTube Channel.

John Wadsworth MA

John Wadsworth MA is a practising astrologer, teacher and author, with thirty years professional experience in the field. He runs the Kairos School of Astrology and is a pioneer of experiential approaches to astrology. He holds an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology and is the author of the book, Your Zodiac Soul.

Dr Mark Williams

Dr Mark Williams is a therapist, astrologer and academic, specialising in medieval literature and focusing especially on the history of magic. He teaches at the University of Oxford and is in training as a Jungian Analyst.