Astrology Events Conferences and Workshops

Northwest Astrological Conference NORWAC

Seattle, WA

With Steven Forrest, Mark Jones, Lynn Bell, Judith Hill, Frank Clifford, Emily Trinkaus and more!

Join a number of astrologers in Seattle for the 31st Annual Conference.

Derivative House Analysis

Wethersfield, CT

With Jacqueline Janes

The Natal Chart reveals a wealth of information beyond relationship and career analysis. Jacqueline will explain how connections between chart sectors show, for example, your relationship with siblings, with each of your children and the various energies associated with each partner (if you have been married more than once) and your partner's earning potential. Come explore and interpret natal charts for the information hidden in derivative house analysis.

This event is hosted by the Astrological Society of Connecticut.

The Thirteenth Flower: Venus Cycles

Portland, OR

With Gemini Brett

This presentation, The 13th Flower, will begin with a glimpse of the Crescent Moon embracing Venus in the evening sky. We will then zoom out from that snapshot to examine the Goddess’ 584-day synodic cycle. Her exact opposition to Pluto will guide us into the mysteries of the oldest surviving planetary astronomical text and the oldest known astrological myth, which both hail from the same land of Sumer. We will learn how “Inanna’s Descent to the Underworld” is a direct transmission of Venus’ dance with Sun and and Moon that can be used to guide us and our clients through the Venus Synodic Return Cycles that we each spiral through every eight years in the Earth Game. We will trace the correlation of the Venus Pentagram’s slow retrograde motion through the Zodiac to the rise of women’s rights in America and contemplate the coming changes that call for our participation during these dynamic times.

This class is hosted by the Portland School of Astrology.

Living in Circles: Eclipse Cycles and the Birth Chart

San Francisco, CA

With April Kent

Eclipses are often used in mundane astrology, but their cycles also offer rich insights into the natal chart. As eclipses move through the houses of the natal chart and aspect natal planets, they describe where you’re currently confronting developmental crisis. Which natal patterns currently demand your attention and willingness to change? When have you confronted similar challenges in the past — and how might you handle them more effectively in the present? The lecture includes interpretations of eclipses in natal houses and in aspect to natal planets.

This event is hosted by the San Francisco Astrological Society.

Color Theory: Discovering Our Unique Astral Color Palette

Portland, OR

With Andrea L. Gehrz

Have you ever noticed that you look good in certain colors, and not in others? Many astrologers examine the astrological chart in terms of color resonance. During this class, each student will work to define their own unique color palette as it is indicated in their astrological chart.

This event is hosted by the Portland School of Astrology.

the Planets of Desire: Mars & Venus 4-Week Writing

Portland, OR

With Rhea Wolf

Find out how the fiery planet Mars and the artful Venus help and hinder us in the dance of relationships. We'll look at our own natal charts and use fun writing exercises to explore what we really want and how we can (and can't) get it.

In astrology, Mars is the planet that represents our desire, our life force, and our vitality. But it is also the planet of destruction and separation. Venus is the Goddess of Love, the planet of relationships, art and beauty. But it is also cunning, manipulative and prone to shallowness. When in balance, these planets can show us how to bring more love, more vitality, and more beauty to our lives. When out of balance, they can really stir up trouble. Come explore how to make the most of these planets and learn about the nature of desire in your own natal chart. Space is limited. No previous astrology or writing experience necessary.

This class is hosted by the Portland School of Astrology.

Astral Kinesiology and the Astral Spine

Portland, Oregon

With Casey Cardoso

Are injuries and chronic diseases and their flare ups related to transits? Taking from what we know about the planets and the signs and asking a few more detailed questions about how they relate to the body, a colleague of mine and I were able to decipher (what our Greek medical fathers knew, but our current medical structure omits) an Astral Spine. The natal chart holds a key to decipher a code within our bodies. In this 4 part series, I will share with you in depth my understanding of the key and the code and discuss the possibility of using this to key to help people who suffer from chronic and acute flare ups.

This event is hosted by the Portland School of Astrology.

Strong Planets

Seattle, WA

With Kelly Surtees

What are the ways in which a planet can be deemed strong? What does it mean to have a strong planet? Explore a variety of tools to determine the strong planets in any given chart. Learn what a strong planet can mean and, most importantly, how to use one to your best advantage. We’ll explore a variety of both old and new techniques to qualify a planet’s strength, and discuss a number of ways to get the most out of what may be your lucky charm.

This event is hosted by the Washington State Astrological Society.

Working with the Angles Workshop

Seattle, WA

With Kelly Surtees

Join Kelly Surtees for an exploration of the four angles. We’ll discuss what they mean and how they describe potential in life. Going deeper, we’ll explore how the angles can help in predictive work. Both transits to the angles and progressions from the angles will be explored to give students a comprehensive understanding of what to do with the angles predictively. Planets associated with each angle will also be included. Come along to learn how planets interact with the angles, and what to do with those planets when predicting.

This event is hosted by the Washington State Astrological Society.

Color Theory: Working with Clients Using Color

Portland, OR

With Andrea L. Gehrz

Do you have an interest in color theory and astrology? Have you ever wondered how astrologers use color in their work? During this class, students will learn various ways to incorporate color into their consulting practice--through chart drawings, healing methods, color studies, and more.

This event is hosted by the Portland School of Astrology.

Finding the Human Being in the Chart

Laguna Woods, CA

With Arthyr Chadbourne

Over the years I have had individuals thrust a chart in front of me and ask, "What do you think of that?" I guess I am supposed to fill in all the blanks in a split second and come forth with the most profound answer ever disclosed in the world of astrology. Problem is it doesn't actually work that way. Reading a chart requires the act of 'reading' a chart. An astrologer does this by finding and selecting the little bits of information that weave into the makeup and content of an individual's life pattern. Once we see a meaningful background in the chart we can work with the individual in a more significant way, rather than just popping off what we have read and remembered from various books that have crossed the publisher's presses and onto us. The basic premise is that there are many nuances and items in a chart that qualifies the individual for basic response patterns. Much like our DNA for physical growth patterns, astrology is an indicator of our DNA in our experience patterns. Such patterns of event responses can only be recognized by the planetary promise that lies in the chart and with transiting planetary activity as reflected in the birth chart patterns. I call this process 'Considerations' while reading charts. There are many rules to consider in astrology and I'll present as many as I can in the short evening we will have together. One such consideration is the planetary Guardian Angel, the one planet by which you completely follow as your inner self-guidance center, and the single, main principle that you will never violate. Once known, the process of recognizing the individual becomes quite revealing as the chart literally, and accurately "profiles" our person of interest.

I will show you how I read a chart bit by bit rather than just tell you things that need to be remembered. My process of considerations gives you a much more in-depth examination into the individual's psyche. Tonight's lecture is well worth attending as it fits very well within the "modern astrologer's" process in reading charts. BIOGRAPHY Arthyr W. Chadbourne is a third generation astrologer and has been a long-standing advocate for exploring new dimensions of awareness in the astrological field. His last book, Ancient Whispers from Chaldea, was nominated for the prestigious Regulus Award. Steeped in traditional astrology from an early age Arthyr’s knowledge and insights on astrology have always placed him on the cutting edge. His latest effort, The Moment of Truth, illustrates this idea very well as he explores and reveals the underlying soul of the astrological chart. The successful changes he has made in his own astrological practice prove he is a man not only of visions and deeds, but an individual whose beliefs spring from the truths and experiences of daily living.

This event is hosted by the Southern California Astrological Network.

Chart Synthesis and Presentation

Durham, NC

With Steven Forrest

This program counts towards certification through Steven's astrology apprenticeship program.

In the previous three meetings of the NC program, we have been exploring the basic DNA of astrological interpretation: the technical analysis of the birthchart, the relationships between charts, and the “predictive” factors of transits and progressions. These are the nuts and bolts of our craft, but in focusing so narrowly we run the risk of losing the big picture. And the real art in professional astrology lies in presenting an integrated, emotionally-connected sense of how all the pieces fit together. This requires a different set of skills. We must rely heavily on our intuitive functions—and learn how to welcome them into the process. We must learn to detect themes and patterns in the symbolism.

Given the time constraints of a client session, we need to make strategic judgements about what material we can safely ignore. Symbols contradict each other, just as do the differing needs and drives we all feel inside ourselves. How do we find the right balance when, for example, the chart is describing a person as both an introvert and an extrovert? How do we present a time in which feeling of love and the strong need for independence collide? Most pivotally, how do we put it all in plain, clear, human language? How do we build the bridge to the client’s heart? These are the areas where astrology veers from being a craft or even a science into the realm of a true art.

Local Space Astrology

New Westminster, BC

With Thomas McPherson

Our usual practice of astrology — studying the positions and movement of planets along the ecliptic — can shed light on why, how, and in what area of life things are likely to happen. Local Space Astrology is a tool for discovering where. Using the horizon as a circle of reference, Local Space Astrology can reveal your own energetic compass, indicating which way you’ll need to walk or drive in order to experience your Venus, your Mars, your Saturn… You’ll discover reasons why you are drawn to certain areas of your community and why you avoid others. You’ll learn to make the best use of your own home or apartment, including how to arrange your furniture. It’s like “Feng Shui Meets Astrology”!

During my talk, I would like to use two or three examples from people who are in attendance. The only glitch is that I’d need to get their info a few weeks ahead of time. It takes a while to prepare the various charts and maps, some of which I have to calculate manually. So, any members who plan on attending please consider if you’d like to be a”guinea pig”. I would need from them:

♦ accurate birth data ♦ current address ♦ floor-plan of their living space or office space drawn to scale (Participants will need to get special instructions from Thomas prior to submitting this.)

This event is hosted by the Fraser Valley Astrological Guild

Secondary Progressions - The Art of Timing

Boulder, CO

With Sandra-Leigh Seio

Secondary progressions use one day for each year of birth and are incredibly symbolic, yet they are uncanny in how they work to map out events that are unfolding in a lifetime. This lecture will discuss the movement of all the planets looking at the possible manifestations from the fast moving Moon to the pokey outer planets. Chart examples will be used and audience participation will be encouraged.

This event is hosted by the Rocky Mountain Astrologers.

Key Principles of Horary Astrology

Chicago, IL

With Deborah Houlding

Horary is one of the most powerful, practical, and persuasive of astrological techniques. This one day workshop introduces and illustrates its key principles, through an exploration of client-charts covering a variety of typical horary concerns. Although suitable for astrologers who are new to horary, the workshop also benefits experienced practitioners by its focus on points that (needlessly) cause confusion. How, and in what circumstances, does reception become important; what do co-significators do, and how do we combine various indicators to reliably judge what is happening, and how and when the resolution will occur?

Horary is anything but the trivial or fatalistic branch of astrology it is often seen to be. A well-handled horary consultation can change lives, resolve painful dilemmas and bring peace of mind to clients in despair. This workshop also demonstrates the importance and sensitivities of the astrologer-client engagement, highlighting points that rarely receive attention in textbooks, though they are fundamentally important in processing a question through to a confidently delivered, meaningful and illuminating judgement.

This event is hosted by the Friends of Astrology Chicago.

Astrology's Foundations

Scottsdale, AZ

With Naomi Bennett

In her book, Foundations of Astrology, Naomi Bennett makes clear that geometry and astronomy were fundamental to the design of planetary rulership of zodiac signs and houses. Her research goes beyond the translation of Greek texts to include other Egyptian artifacts that are keys to Hellenistic Planetary Order. This goes to the basis of sign rulership and house rulership.

Part of these discoveries were made by Carl Payne Tobey in 1933 as an astrologer and amateur mathematician, without documentation. Naomi spent 20 years searching for the documentation to back up these discoveries that are fundamental to astrology's structure. Come to the lecture to learn why Pluto MUST be the ruler of Aries!

This event is hosted by the Arizona Society of Astrologers.

ERIS: A Planet for our Times

San Francisco, CA

With Henry Seltzer

Eris, past Pluto and named a ‘dwarf’ planet in 2006, is therefore now in the same astronomical category as Pluto. I will present information that I have been researching regarding the Eris archetype in Western Astrology. Just as Pluto is (still) a planet, I regard Eris as a planet. The archetype seems to be well-defined as a feminine Warrior for Soul Purpose, and is quite a key for our current social situation. My forthcoming book, The Tenth Planet, is to be published by The Wessex Astrologer, and demonstrates Eris’s power in charts on the order of depth of the other major outer planet archetypes.

This event is hosted by the San Francisco Astrological Society.

Navigating the Internal Landscape : An Introduction to Evolutionary Astrology

Uki, Australia

With Patricia Walsh

Topics covered:

Dynamics of Karma and the effects of trauma on the Soul

Pluto and the Moon Nodes –the basic karmic axis and exceptions to the rules

Past Life stories and common karmic imprints by Archetype (Aries-Pisces)

Polarity Points and Evolutionary impulses (From Karma to Dharma)

Private Regression sessions also available in UKi- July 20-22. To register for the workshop Contact Tina Mews in Australia 0457903957 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Predictive Planetary Periods of Vedic Astrology

San Francisco, CA

With Dennis M. Harness, Ph.D.

The dashas or planetary periods of Hindu Astrology represent the development life cycles and future trends of one's life. This is a unique predictive system based on the position of your natal Moon's nakshatra placement. This analysis can be particularly helpful for gaining a more comprehensive overview of the timing of karmic patterns coming to fruition. Marriage, career success and other important life events can be revealed with detailed accuracy.

This event is hosted by NCGR San Francisco Chapter.

Connections in Horary Astrology

San Francisco, CA

With Wade Caves

As astrologers, we seek to form connections between the microcosm and the macrocosm through interpretation of planetary symbolism. Horary astrology often accomplishes this as a standalone technique, and yet each chart necessarily carries the signature of larger astrological cycles being unfolded. This talk explores horary’s relationship to natal and resolution charts, and how this impacts our understanding of the power and purpose of horary astrology.

This event is hosted by the San Francisco Astrological Society.

Exploring Traditional Techniques

San Francisco, CA

With Wade Caves, Nina Gryphon, Rhyan Butler

A Weekend Intensive Workshop: Basic Natal Delineation, Introduction to Horary Astrology, Elections–We Attack at Dawn, Topical Natal Delineation, Astrological Magic–Obtaining Gifts from the Heavens.

This event is hosted by the San Francisco Astrological Society.

Neptune: Ecstasy, Transcendence & Delusion

Port Stephens, Australia

With Steven Forrest

Neptune, Pisces and the 12th house are a trinity of energies which can lift us up to the highest states of consciousness or drop us down into self created hell worlds of illusion. Their fabled sensitivity can attune us to the whispers of angels - or render us hyper sensitized to pain we have created through our own folly and delusion.

To get it right, we must "be on the spiritual path" but that phrase has so many different legitimate meanings. How can he Neptunian family of configurations in the birth chart aim our spiritual intentions in the most efficient and effective directions? Of what foolishness do they warn us? and how can we prepare ourselves to make the best use of those powerful Neptunian periods that arise via transits, progressions and solar arcs?

In this meeting of the Apprenticeship program we explore all these Neptunian nuances in a grounded and empowering way. As usual, the class reflects a mixture of theory and overview, along with time reaching into "The Sorting Hat" and exploring the real world application of this kaleidoscopic "window beyond the soul of the ego" in the charts of class members.

Mighty Aphrodite: She’s Nobody’s Bitch

San Francisco, CA

With Christopher Renstrom

Venus symbolizes the power of attraction in a horoscope. Venus is our advertising campaign; the planet responsible for drawing people into our lives. Like a male peacock fanning its tail or a flower opening its petals, Venus asks our prospective lovers, friends, buyers, and bosses: do you like what you see?

We all have a list of qualities we want in a lover. But how many of us actually find that person? Why is it that what we see in our mind’s eye rarely matches what we get in love? Venus doesn’t show us what we want. Venus shows us what we get. The first part of the workshop will look at Venus in art, culture, and history. We will then spend the last part of the workshop examining the role of Venus in each attendant’s horoscope and teas

This event is hosted by NCGR San Francisco Chapter.

Evolutionary Astrology In The Real World

Lilydale, NY

With Steven Forrest

This seminar is a unique opportunity to experience how a master astrologer takes the raw material in a chart, synthesizes the pieces of information, and creates a tool that can empower and bring healing to the life of a client.

The final challenge of astrology lies in its direct relevance to the individual. The astrologer must choose among hundreds of techniques. From them, he or she then puts together an hour or two of clear insights, which can make a real difference in that person's life.

In this workshop, Steven will show you how to accept this challenge with randomly selected charts of class participants.* He will dive into an interpretation of whatever dimension of a person's chart--or life--he or she chooses: relationships, career, past lives, whatever. The aim is to demonstrate to you and for you the practical, integrative application of evolutionary astrology in a real-world context.

*No one is required to put their name in the hat! There are always more volunteers than there is time. Please either bring your natal chart or provide your birthdate, time and location to our office at least one week before the class.

High Times & Addiction in the Chart

San Francisco, CA

With Jessica Lanyadoo

In this talk we will look at what planets govern which drugs, and why. Can you be moderate or are you slated to a messy relationship with adult candy? We will explore addiction, high times, and maintenance use in this fun and non-judgmental talk.

This event is hosted by the San Francisco Astrological Society.

Mother Moon: Discovering Astrology’s Lost Dimension

Rhinebeck, NY

With Steven Forrest

Join Steven at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY for a special weekend workshop. The astrological moon tells us how to take care of our heart, soul, and body. By following the moon down into our hearts, we journey into an interior psychic world.

In this weekend workshop, we consider the moon from the perspective of the zodiac signs, houses, and aspects. Through talks, exercises, and question-and-answer sessions, we explore the forgotten mystery of the moon’s eight phases, and learn about the often overlooked pieces of the astrological puzzle—the speed of the natal moon, its declination, and the “out of bounds” moon.

We part the millennial veil that has separated astrologers, and reclaim the half of the sky that we have been trained to forget. Professional astrologers, skilled amateurs, and anyone else just interested in astrology are invited take a fresh look at the moon and gain new insight into ourselves.

Living Your Chart

Scottsdale, AZ

With Joanne Wickenburg

There is a part of you that yearns for excitement (Uranus.) Another part wants you to be safe and secure (Moon.) Still another part wants respect and recognition (Saturn). One part determines what you want (Venus), while another's role is to get it (Mars). Are these parts working together in harmony? Or do they simply not understand each other? Discover how to access and implement your creative energy, identify your talents, understand your major life challenges and make them work for you. This workshop uses natal and transiting planets and aspects to explore powerful strategies that can enrich your life and the lives of your clients.

This event is hosted by the Arizona Society of Astrologers.

An Initiation to the Experience of Astrology & A Celebration of the Life & Work of Jeff Jawer

near Bali, Indonesia

With Rick Levine

Astrology has been used as a divination tool for centuries. However, modern astrologers now employ astrological concepts for the purpose of psychological process and spiritual development.

Imagine a full immersion astrological experience in paradise. Imagine spending eight days in an intimate setting with a small group of like-minded people exploring the cosmos. Whatever level of astrological experience you may have, this special retreat with astrologer Rick Levine will deepen your knowledge of astrology, widen your understanding of the world, increase your awareness of your own patterns, and forever alter your perspective of your relationship with time.

Evoke Abundance by Understanding Ceres in your Chart

San Francisco, CA

With Faye Cossar

Ceres is a Goddess who presides over natural cycles, democracy, food, and cultivation. As a great teacher, her role in mythology can show us how to develop this ancient feminine archetype and help us create abundance. Ceres is a powerful goddess who nurtures life, but also threatens life when crossed. She can help us enter the world of rites of passage. Being in tune with her can show us the right times to let go and enter a new cycle. Ceres was upgraded to a dwarf-planet in 2006 and is now equal to Pluto. We will discuss the reclassification and mythology to delve deeper into her meaning. Using case studies and examples from the audience, we shall gain insight into what Ceres is asking of us now, both personally and in the world.

This event is hosted by the San Francisco Astrological Society.

The Four Angles

Calistoga, CA

With Steven Forrest

Join Steven for his annual spring program in Northern California. This program counts towards certification through Steven's Astrology Apprenticeship Program.

The What and Where of Your Vocation + the Heart And Soul of Your Business

San Francisco, CA

With Faye Cossar

The Sun in a horoscope shows where your heart lies and what you love. This must be part of your calling. Faye will show how to find vocation in the horoscope by using case studies and discussing examples from the audience – so bring your charts. Faye’s perspective emphasizes the importance of following your heart and getting to a place where your heart wish can be activated.

She will translate this to your business or practice. How can you define your business DNA so that you can express it in your branding and marketing? Through experiencing Faye’s hands-on approach using a simple exercise, you will get concrete ideas for promoting your uniqueness and for helping your clients do this. If you have a company chart bring that too. Astro*carto*graphy will also be discussed so you can see where in the world your uniqueness can be even more visible.

This event is hosted by NCGR San Francisco Chapter.

Karmic Dates & Momentary Mates: The Astrology of the Fifth House

San Francisco, CA

With Jessica Shepherd

The one-night stand, the fling, the one that got away, the unrequited love affair... all are common expressions of the astrological fifth house. What is the purpose of these short-term relationships? Is there one – besides having your socks knocked off, your world spun upside down and your heart blown open?

Karmic Dates and Momentary Mates sheds light on your favorite “time of life” relationships, their joys, drama, and karma (hint: it’s hidden behind all that fun) as well as the key to its resolution. In this lecture, using celebrity and client examples, we’ll explore planets in the fifth house. Learn how to spot the key signs that you’re dating your mate of the moment, not a life partner, and when to love and when to let go.

This event is hosted by NCGR San Francisco Chapter.

SOTA Astrology Conference

Cheektowaga, NY

With Adam Gainsburg, Gary P. Caton, Armand Diaz, Wade Caves, Kelly Surtees and more!

STATE OF THE ART (“SOTA”) is an astrology conference geared to intermediate, advanced, and professional astrologers. As the title implies, its function is to illustrate the state of the art/discipline of astrology by featuring popular speakers and hot topics that exemplify leading-edge thought and techniques. We are unique in North America in that SOTA presents a mix of one-hour, two-hour, and three-hour speakers as well as all-day pre- and post-conference workshops.

OPA Annual Astrology Retreat

Pacific Grove, CA

This retreat is designed for all levels of expertise, from beginners in astrology to professional practitioners. 4 days of Astrology magic...don't miss it! This promises to be once again an incredible learning and community experience.

OPA Retreats are a multi-dimensional experience: from small group immersions, to conference style presentations, nature and community, you stay focused and inspired the whole time.

Choose your Track: Part of the retreat involves immersing yourself in a track of your choice. You work with a highly skilled track leader and a small group of peers (max 10 people) for fifteen hours! We go deep! See the list of tracks available on this website or on the brochure (above link).

Track leaders include Arlan Wise, Anne Ortelle, Monica Hable Dimino, Alexandra Karacostas, Maurice Fernandez, Chris McRae, Chris Brennan, Sandra-Leigh Serio, Richard Smoot and Rick Levine.

Blinded by the Light: Planets Conjunct the Sun

San Francisco, CA

With Linea Van Horn

Of the hundreds of planetary aspects we use every day, there is one that renders a planet invisible: a conjunction with the Sun. Despite the frequency with which this occurs, there is disagreement about how to interpret it. In this exploration of “combustion,” as it was traditionally called; both classical and modern views will be explained, as well as the psychological expression and astrological resolution for this common chart condition.

This event is hosted by the San Francisco Astrological Society.

Topic: TBA

Alpine, CA

With Steven Forrest

Become an astrologer and work towards certification with Steven Forrest in this unique and intimate astrology intensive program. All levels welcome*.

Alpine CA AP Program Steven will guide students into an in-depth understanding of his unique approach to Evolutionary Astrology. Students spend 4 days immersed in study, with lecture and step-by-step instruction in methodology with birth charts drawn from the pool of attendees.

This program counts towards certification through Steven's astrology apprenticeship program.

Spiritualism, Astrology, and Near Death Experience

San Francisco, CA

With Joseph Kaminski

Have you ever wondered what happens when a person clinically dies? Some have temporarily died and come back. We’ll review some basic principles, history and the astrology of the advent of the religion, philosophy, and science of Modern Spiritualism, and the concept of “Near Death Experience” (NDE). We’ll look at the most recent Neptune return in relation to the Modern Spiritualism natal chart. We’ll explore the in-hospital Near Death Experience of an Oregon woman in October 2012 and the story of a Morgan Hill, Calif. Resident featured in 2014 on San Jose’s KNTV. Participants who have had NDEs will be invited to briefly share their own journeys.

This event is hosted by NCGR San Francisco Chapter.

Taming the Dragon: The Indian Nodes

San Francisco, CA

With Kenneth Miller

The nodes have been used in Vedic astrology for hundreds of years and have interpretive principles very different from their Western counter-parts. Will you be swallowed by the Dragon? Or will you succeed as a Dragonrider? Come learn how to integrate these polarizing influences into your western chart readings.

This event is hosted by the San Francisco Astrological Society.

Sedona Vedic Astrology Conference

Sedona, AZ

With Komilla Sutton, Charlotte Benson, Michiel Boender and more!

Come join us in Mystical Sedona, Arizona to learn and explore Ancient Vedic Wisdom for the Modern Western World. The Sedona Vedic Astrology Conference schedule includes Vedic astrology of India, Yoga, Ayurveda, and many other vedic traditions. Our renowned faculty will teach the ancient system of predictive astrology and its practical application for all levels. Classes are offered for introductory, intermediate and advanced levels of students and professional astrologers.

Vedic Astrology is a powerful tool for understanding the nature of one’s “essence”. It provides profound information regarding life purpose and destiny. It reflects the soul’s intention for this incarnation.

Saturn in Sagittarius: Scaling Your Personal Everest

San Francisco, CA

With April Kent

April Kent Sagittarius is the sign of the adventurer, and like so many intrepid Edmund Hillarys and Tenzing Norgays, we are challenged to scale our personal Mount Everests over the next two years. Sagittarius thinks big, and Saturn in this sign won’t prevent from embarking on a big adventure—but you need to be prepared for the journey. Otherwise, you might be halfway up the mountain before you realize that you’ve bitten off more than you can chew!

In this lecture, we’ll explore: how Saturn’s last transit of Sagittarius in the 1980s can help us understand what the next two years have in store for us – culturally and individually; what to expect from transiting Saturn in Sagittarius’ aspects to Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune, and this summer’s retrograde into Scorpio; and how your natal Saturn placement, your current phase in Saturn’s 29-year-cycle, and the houses of your chart.

This event is hosted by the NCGR San Francisco chapter.

Aspects Workshop

Borrego Springs, CA

With Steven Forrest

Aspects weave the chart together. They help us remember that while you have many planets, you have only one head between your ears. The astrologer’s aim must always therefore be for an integrative approach. In this weekend aspects-intensive, our first principle will be that all aspects are about integration. With this view, we will attempt to replace the outdated notion of “good aspects and bad ones” with a more sophisticated understanding. So-called “bad” aspects are still about two energies trying to come together to serve some larger purpose. The only difference is that the integrative process is harder. With the easier aspects, the integrative process flows more easily—but might lack motivation or impetus. Each specific aspect requires a distinct strategy. Sextiles, for one example, are not just “like trines, but not as strong.” Unlike trines, they speak of excitation, but threaten imbalance.

In this presentation, Steven will focus on the most energetic and critical aspects—the so-called Ptolemaic or Major ones: the conjunction, sextile, square, trine, and opposition. But we will also spend some time with the fascinating and underrated quincunx, the magical, creative quintile, as well as a few others.

Aspects are astrological bedrock. But like so much else in the system we’ve inherited, there is a need to find new language for them. What are the words that speak truly and effectively to humans in an age of psychology, quantum mechanics, and revolution in almost every category of experience? Surely it goes beyond Saturn squares your Venus so you will be unlucky in love.

This workshop is worth 2 credits towards certification.

2016: Looking Ahead Panel

San Francisco, CA

With William Stickevers, Komilla Sutton

2016: Looking Ahead Panel with William Stickevers and Komilla Sutton. This event is hosted by the San Francisco Astrological Society.

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