Conference 2022 Speakers
Alan Annand is a graduate and former tutor for the British Faculty of Astrological Studies. He’s a graduate of the American College of Vedic Astrology, and a regular speaker at the Sedona Conference series. A crime novelist, he’s also published five books on Vedic astrology, and two on western astrology.
Faye Blake 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 programme.
Gemini Brett and his terrestrial translations of the celestial conversation, expressed through the ancient arts of sacred geometry, musical harmony, embodied astronomy, and number magic, activate seasoned sages as much as they initiate students new to the cosmic curriculum. He is a world-renowned astrologer, shamanic StarryTeller, and inspiring educator best known for his devotion to reconnecting astrologers with the sacred astronomy of the living sky. Brett’s passion, dedication, and innovation were recently honoured by the Organization for Professional Astrology who presented him with the 2020 Orion Award for Outstanding Contribution to Astrology.
Mychal A. Bryan is a certified NCGR Level III Astrologer, journalist, and clinical hypnotherapist based in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the founder of Oraculos School of Astrology where he offers a two-year professional Astrologer’s certification program.
Wade Caves is an astrological consultant and educator specialising in horary, electional and classical astrological techniques. He was certified with honours from the School of Traditional Astrology (STA) and Mayo School of Astrology. Wade teaches for the STA and maintains his consulting practice from Brooklyn, NY. wadecaves.com e-mail: email@example.com.
Alan Clay is a transpersonal astrologer, inspired by the work of Dane Rudhyar. His book, Sedna Consciousness, the Soul’s Path of Destiny is the ultimate reference on Sedna. He teaches online courses at the Dwarf Planet University, helping students understand the meaning of the outer planets in their chart. www.dwarfplanet.university
Geoffrey Cornelius was a former President of the Astrological Lodge and co-founder of the Company of Astrologers. Geoffrey was inspired into horary by Derek Appleby. His pioneering work on astrology as divination bridges academic divides, and he has taught at Kent and Canterbury Christ Church Universities. He is currently exploring astrology’s relationship with rhetoric.
Angela Cornish has practised and taught astrology in classes, talks and workshops for many years at home and abroad. She gained her Diploma in Astrological Studies from the Mayo School of Astrology in 1984 and the Diploma of the School of Traditional Astrology in 2011.
Darby Costello studied astrology in America, began practising in Africa, and has been an international consultant and teacher since the early 1980s. She has an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology and has received the Charles Harvey Award for Exceptional Service to Astrology. Her consultation practice is still the very heart of her vocation.
Maurice Fernandez, author of the books Neptune, the 12th House, and Pisces and Astrology and the Evolution of Consciousness—Volume One, is a leading Evolutionary Astrologer with a worldwide reputation of depth and excellence for his diploma programme in astrology, publications, and consulting work.
Aidan Foster for the Mayo School of Astrology is a mundane astrologer living and working in Cambridge UK. He has an MA from the University of Wales (Lampeter), and recently completed his diploma in both natal and mundane astrology, at the Mayo School of Astrology.
Mari Garcia is a consulting astrologer, writer, speaker and educator, and co-principal of ASTRO MUNDI, one of Australia’s successful astrological schools. Mari has lectured at various international conferences, UAC, AA, IAA. Works include: Scala Coeli: A Ladder to Heaven, The Congress papers, Book of Notable Births, and Traditional Astrology Glossary of Terms.
Smiljana Gavrancic has been a professional Astrologer, ISAR CAP, since March 2011. Smiljana graduated at the Institute for Astrological Research and Education Johannes Kepler in Serbia with a thesis in Mundane Astrology “EU – In Varietate Concordia”. Smiljana is a leading exponent of significant degrees in mundane and natal charts. Before astrology she studied International Law.
Stormie Grace is a practising astrologer with her YouTube show where she interviews astrologers. Her crowd-funded YouTube Astrology Academy brings the community together by providing FREE basic astrology classes taught by the finest Astrologers from around the world. She has been consulting around the globe since 2014. Stormie holds a Doctor of Business. She is a board member of OPA, a member of AFAN, ISAR, and NCGR, a contributor to Career Astrologer, Astrologyhub.com and Midheaven magazine, and a faculty member for the Portland School of Astrology.
Nina Gryphon practises traditional astrology with an emphasis on astrological magic and remediation and is a corporate lawyer living in Los Angeles. She has completed John Frawley’s Horary Apprenticeship, and received her Practitioner’s and Master’s Level Diploma in Horary from the STA. Nina teaches an astrological magic course, Magical Elections, for the STA.
Deborah Houlding, founder and tutor at the School of Traditional Astrology (STA), has worked as an astrological consultant since the 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, author of The Houses: Temples of the Sky (published by The Wessex Astrologer, 1996), and is the creator of the Skyscript website.
Stefanie James for the London School of Astrology (LSA) is a Consultant Astrologer, Reiki Master, International Lecturer, Host of The Stellium Astrology Podcast and Tutor at the London School of Astrology. Her work has appeared in various publications including The Book of Music Horoscopes and a monthly horoscope column in ELLE Magazine UK. Website: www.stelliumastrology.com
Sue Kientz, author of More Plutos (2015), has studied astrology since 1977 and specializes in the Dwarf Planets (Eris, Makemake, Haumea, Sedna, and others). Currently writing a general-audience book on the Dwarfs, Sue casts their addition to Astrology as a transformational breakthrough, comparable to Medicine’s discovery of microorganisms. Website: MorePlutos.com
Rumen Kirilov Kolev
Rumen Kirilov Kolev was born 29 Nov 1960 3:00 AM Varna, Bulgaria and attended formal education at the University of Washington, Seattle (Mathematics and Economics) and Medical Academy, Varna (Medicine). Rumen spent one year in the PhD program in Macroeconomics at UCLA and has studied Latin, Greek, Arabic and computer programming with private tutors. His field of work is ancient astrology, and he programmed the astrology software ‘Placidus’. In 2013 he published his academic book The Babylonian Astrolabe.
Alexander Kolesnikov has been a student of astrology since the end of the 1980s. He is an author of nine books published in Russia, currently working on a comprehensive guide of the astrology of space. He is also a web developer and an author of several mobile apps.
Miłosława Krogulska is a Polish astrologer and astrology teacher with 28 years of experience. Her books and articles have been published in the national press and TVand radio appearances popularising astrology in Poland. She runs the Warsaw School of Astrology. She is also a co-founder of the Polish Astrological Association, and publisher of two trimonthly magazines: The Tarotist and The Professional Astrologer”. She has been a member of the AA since 2002. She lives and works in Warsaw, Poland.
Alphee Lavoie has been an NCGR Level IV professional astrologer for 57 years, and was on the NCGR Board for 12 years. He’s lectured on astrology worldwide, written 5 astrology books and wrote the Dell Horoscope Horary column for 25 years. His 40-year-old AirSoftware Company creates astrological and financial software. He’s appeared on National TV numerous times.
Drew Levanti is an astrologer, writer, educator, and founder of the consultancy, Archē. Specialising in electional astrology, Drew’s practice is greatly influenced by horary thinking, Hellenistic astrology, and astrological magic. He works with astrology as a way to hear ourselves in clearer terms, and to recover the relationality of agency.
Kirk Little for the Company of Astrologers (COA) has a long-standing interest in the history and philosophy of astrology. He is author of Defining the Moment: Geoffrey Cornelius and the Development of the Divinatory Perspective as well as articles and book reviews. He co-curates cosmocritic.com with Garry Phillipson and is a psychotherapist in private practice in southern Maine.
Paul Mayo, FAPAI, has been a full-time professional consultant astrologer and intuitive for four decades and has taught astrology to hundreds of students, some up to professional standard. An occasional lecturer at Conference and contributor to the Astrological Journal, his illustrated talks are always insightful, informative and entertaining.
Michael J. Morris
Michael J. Morris, PhD, is a consulting astrologer, artist, writer, educator, and founder of Co Witchcraft Offerings. Their practice is primarily grounded in Hellenistic astrology. They have presented at the Queer Astrology Conference 2020, Fresh Voices in Astrology, the Astrology and Climate Change Conference, and NORWAC 2022. https://www.michaeljmorris.co/
Dr. Will Morris uses Rennaisance, Cosmobiology, and Jyotish methods of astrology in his clinical practice. He has more than 42 years of experience applying astrology to herbs, diet, homeopathy, acupuncture, and sound healing. He serves on the board of Governors for Kepler College and teaches regular programs in medical astrology.
Shawn Nygaard for MISPA, is a tutor for the school and has spoken at the AA, NCGR, UAC, SOTA, and NORWAC conferences. Inspirations include James Hillman, archetypal psychology, Carl Jung, Toni Morrison, Clive Barker, RuPaul, and Sarah Brightman. Shawn is a graduate of the CMED Institute, where he studied archetypes with Caroline Myss.
Victor Olliver has been editor of the Astrological Association’s Astrological Journal since 2014. His latest book is Chasing the Dragons: An Introduction to Draconic Astrology (published by The Wessex Astrologer). He has another book out in late 2022, Astrology: Secrets of the Signs and Planets (published by Flame Tree). He is based in West Sussex, UK.
Zeynep Ozlem Yalcin
Zeynep Ozlem Yalcin is an ISAR-certified astrologer, working with ancient techniques. She has a distinction diploma from the Mayo School of Astrology. Her articles have appeared in the OPA Career Astrologer, Astrological Journal and on Astrodienst. She is the founder and principal of the Leo School of Astrology. She can be reached at zeynepozlemyalcin.com and leoastrologyschool.com
Fernanda Paiva is a teacher and practising astrologer with a BA in History and she acquired her astrology certificate with distinction at the London School of Astrology. She has been published by Flare UK, VICE Brazil, and Astrodienst, and she is currently finishing the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
Luz Peuscovich is a visual artist and astrologer from Argentina. She has given workshops and sessions online, searching for new techniques creating material to study from new perspectives based on a diversity of sources. Her practice focuses on the creative process applied to astrological consultation. Her work as an artist and astrologer is focused on the transdisciplinary integration between art, astrology, alchemy, wake dreams and organic nature.
Izabela Podlaska-Konkel teaches at the Warsaw School of Astrology. She published Horary Astrology in Practice (2017), and is the NCGR Poland Delegate and the president of the Astrologers’ Association in Poland. She is currently working on her thesis for the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
Christopher Renstrom is the creator of Rulingplanets.com, an online astrology site based on his bestselling book, Ruling Planets. He currently writes the daily horoscopes for the San Francisco Chronicle and SFGate.com. Renstrom also lectures on the history of astrology in America from pre-Revolution to modern times. Christopher’s latest book, ‘The Cosmic Calendar’ is published by Penguin Random House, and can be ordered on Amazon. Christopher is also the weekly horoscope columnist for Astrology Hub.
Samuel F. Reynolds
Samuel F. Reynolds, a former sceptic, had a life-changing visit to an astrologer and 30 years later, he consults and teaches astrology full-time. He also serves on a few astrology organisational boards. Sam has written articles for Ebony.com, The Mountain Astrologer, New York Magazine, Tarot.com and Horoscope.com. His site is UnlockAstrology.com.
Sheila Roher MPH began studying astrology in 1982, with the Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Libra, while also actively involved in feminist and queer movements. She could see the astrology ‘live’ on the streets and in psyches. After a career in health-related fields, she now has a private astrology practice, offers local workshops, and hosts an online group Reading Lilly for astrologers.
Anne C. Schneider
Anne C. Schneider has been studying astrology since the age of nine. She holds a diploma of the German Astrologers’ Association (DAV) and is a certified Vedic astrologer. Her interests focus on classical techniques (horary, election, time lord systems, return charts) and Mundane astrology. She served as DAV’s VP for six years, and in 2000, she founded a Mundane astrology research group.
Wanda Sellar is the Vice President of the Astrological Lodge, and a past President. She is also the current A.L.L. programme organiser. She has taught in Europe and Japan, and has several books on astrology to her credit. The most recent is ‘Chart Shapes: the code to interpretation.’ She delivered the Carter Memorial Lecture in 2021. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Yubraj Sharma
Dr. Yubraj Sharma for the School of Esoteric Astrology is a medical doctor trained in homoeopathy, anthroposophy, acupuncture, herbalism and astrology. His astrology focus is medical and esoteric. Yubraj teaches practitioner courses in homeopathy, herbalism and astrology and is Medical Dean at the Faculty of Homeopathy. He is author of four books within homeopathy and spirituality.
Julija Simas is the founder, motivator, designer and instigator of the C*I*A Cosmic Intelligence Agency. Since 2005, she has worked as a consultant, mentor, teacher and presenter and manages the C*I*A website and the C*I*Academy program. Julija has lectured and presented at many workshops and conferences around the globe and online over the years.
Daniel Sowelu (BSc, Dip. Ed) is a therapeutic and experiential astrologer, multi-skilled therapist, group leader, writer and sacred tour leader in his 39th year of practice. He is a pioneer and professional trainer in experiential astrology and is the director of the Australian Institute of Primal Astrology.
Rod Suskin has practiced professionally since 1989. He was initiated as a traditional African shaman in 1982 and is the author of a number of books on spiritual life as well as the Llewellyn astrology books Cycles of Life and Synastry. He has an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and his own show on national TV.
Lisa Stockley D.F.Astrol.S. for the Faculty of Astrological Studies (FAS) has been working with astrology for over twenty years, and gained the Faculty of Astrological Studies diploma in 2018. She serves on the Faculty Council as well as tutoring for the Faculty. She is especially interested in astrology as a sacred practice as well as a symbolic system.
Komilla Sutton is an internationally known Vedic Astrologer who is the chair of British Association of Vedic Astrology. She has spoken at many international conferences.
Gaurav Vadehra hails from New Delhi, India is a Vedic Astrologer and teacher who started into this realm around 1997. He has been a faculty member at one of the prestigious Astrological Institutions in India. His specialisation includes Natal, Horary, Lunar Mansions, K.P., Nadi, Electional and Mundane Astrology, Dream Interpretations, Lunar Tarot and Vastu.
Patricia Walsh is a certified Deep Memory Process (DMP) regression practitioner and Chief Trainer for Dr. Roger Woolger’s Institute of Deep Memory Process® (since 2002) and certified Evolutionary Astrologer and author of Understanding Karmic Complexes: Evolutionary Astrology and Regression Therapy. Combined with astrology, she specialises in healing work based in Shamanic principles. Drawing from 20 years of experience in working with the human psyche she recently created Kairos Astrology. She is also an instructor for the Soul Wise School of Evolutionary Astrology.
Christopher Warnock has been a medieval/ Renaissance astrologer and astrological magician since 1998. He initiated the traditional astrological magic revival and has been called the ”elder statesman” of astrological magic. With John Michael Greer, Mr. Warnock translated the Latin Picatrix, the most important grimoire of traditional astrological magic and has written and published many books on astrological magic and medieval/Renaissance astrology. Mr. Warnock also teaches astrology and magic courses and offers authentic astrological talismans at his website
Deborah Jean Worthington
Deborah Jean Worthington is a Jungian Analyst with a specialisation in Jungian and Post Jungian Clinical Concepts. She has been an astrologer since 1990. She is a teacher of astrology teacher and ex-president of C.N.A National Centre of Astrology, Brazil; 2018 – 2021. Her book ‘Jung in Contemporaneity: Astrology in support of the therapeutic process’ was published in 2018. Website: www.debbieworth.com