Astrology Events Conferences and Workshops

Astrology and Art Archetypal Museum Field Trip

Portland, OR

With Jaysen Paulson and Portland Art Museum

Inspired by a project with Jaysen Paulson and the Portland Art Museum, join us on a museum quest of archetypes for your sign! This guided tour will include a look at the 12 pieces selected by Jaysen Paulson that illustrate the archetypes of the 12 astrological signs. Jaysen will have Canvas and the Cosmos cards on-hand for each sign and planet if you would like to see other pieces selected or take one home as a souvenir. Bring a date, a friend or your kid to this fun and interactive afternoon! After the docent tour, you are welcome to explore the museum.NOTE: The price includes admission into the museum and the docent tour staff!

This event is hosted by the Portland Art Museum.

Ethics: On Accepting Jobs for Which We Are Qualified

Portland, OR

With Andrea L. Gehrz

Have you ever been asked to time a surgery date or a wedding? Perhaps you have been hired to help a couple decide if they are compatible. How do you know if you are qualified for the job? It is important for any consultant to define their comfort level, skills, and abilities. During this class, we will learn the art of asking the right questions, ensuring that we take cases for which we are qualified.

This event is hosted by the Portland School of Astrology.

Introduction to Mundane Astrology 3-Week Series

Portland, OR

With Gary Lorentzen

This six-hour introductory course will present the essential methods and principles in using astrology to examine, analyze and understand history, politics, society and government. This branch of astrology is called Mundane, meaning ‘of the world’, and it is research- and event-based. Students will learn research methodology, source analysis (the origin, purpose, value and limitation of the sources found in research), and the astrological techniques commonly used in practice and forecasting. The City of Portland will be used as a case study to apply the techniques in our astrological analysis as well as to assess student learning.

Week 1: The Foundation—the astrology of political jurisdictions, e.g., cities, states and countries. Students will learn the basic interpretive framework for a political chart and discuss the problems related to research and finding a foundation chart for any jurisdiction. The City of Portland will be used as our model. Essential Questions: Which is the correct chart for Portland based on its history and astrological analysis? Does the chart reflect the reality of the city today? Homework: find reliable and valid internet sources on the history of Portland then write a source analysis for one of them.

Week 2: Testing the Grain—the importance of rectification and testing the chart against historical events. This week students will be introduced to the use of Solar Arc, Secondary Progressions and Transits in working with a political chart. Students will examine two different charts for the city of Portland and ‘test the grain’ of each one by analyzing transits and progressions with selected historical events. Essential Question: Which chart is more reliable and valid based on the astrology? Homework: Select one event in Portland’s history, do the transits and progressions for that event and write a brief astrological interpretation.

Week 3: Forecasting—now that you think you have a valid and reliable chart, what do you do with it? Mundane astrologers love to test their skills and their charts by forecasting future trends. Looking into the future, students will examine and analyze coming critical transits and progressions to the chart for the City of Portland. Essential Question: What’s your forecast for the given time period based on the transits and progressions?

This event is hosted by the Portland School of Astrology.

The Transits of Uranus: Awaken the Inner Genius TELECLASS

ONLINE

With Rhea Wolf

Want to know how to awaken your inner-genius? Come explore the planet Uranus in astrology to better understand the cycles of liberation in your chart. Uranus rules sudden insight and individual freedom – but can feel like the Tower card in the Tarot deck where everything comes crashing down. Between the ages of 40-42, everyone goes through a “Uranus Opposition,” also known as the Mid-Life Crisis. See where Uranus lives in your Natal Chart and find out what this opposition means to you. Questions for reflection and a guided meditation will help you develop awareness of patterns you are ready to shed and to awaken to your unique spark of creativity.

2015 Renaissance Medicine Conference

Portland, OR

With Judith Hill, Matthew Wood and more!

Medical Astrology Conference

The Lost Secrets of Renaissance Medicine Conference returns for its second year! Join Judith Hill and Matthew Wood for a weekend of traditional medical astrology and herbalism.

2015 Speakers

  • Matt Wood (herbology-astrology)
  • Judith Hill (astrology-herbology)
  • Scott Kloos (herbology)
  • Sajah Popham (alchemy-herbology).

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Prenatal Eclipses and Soul Purpose

Portland, OR

With Mark Dodich

Would you like to help your clients go beyond love and money readings? One way to do this is to include the eclipses just prior to birth. Prenatal eclipses help you understand what the soul came into this life to teach and to learn. Combined with esoteric Sabian symbols, prenatal eclipses will help you take your consultations and your clients to a heightened level of understanding. This lecture will present techniques and ideas to help clients with their highest purpose. My experience is that it activates your higher levels of understanding as the astrological consultant. It also helps you to go beyond a purely intellectual level of doing readings. When you work with soul purpose issues with your clients, you are calling in greater levels of your own soul understanding to do so. This talk is targeted to the general public, so appropriate for non and novice level astrologers.

This event is hosted by the Oregon Astrological Association.

Relocation Astrology – Going Beyond Cookbook Consultations

Portland, OR

With Mark Dodich

Geographical astrology, popularly known as AstroCartoGraphy®, is a popular method of mapping your personal power zones on planet earth. Today’s will help you go beyond the basics of cookbook-style interpretations of reading the meaning of a planet and a line. We shall look at how the entire natal chart can be used to understand personal power lines. With updated mapping software, you can now include asteroids, local space maps, transits, progressions and even fixed stars. Brief mention will be made of the use of relocation maps for mundane astrology of countries and leaders, weather and earth change events, and initial research into past lives. If you are interested in taking relocation maps beyond cookbook consultations, then this lecture is for you.

This event is hosted by the Oregon Astrological Association.

Part 11 of Wheel of Life: The Eleventh House

Online

With Demetra George

Join Demetra for another fascinating exploration into the archaeology of astrological house significations. The daimon was an important and complex concept in ancient literature and philosophy. Among its meanings was that of a winged semi-divine spirit who accompanied human souls, offering protection and riches. These good daimons stand behind the house of friends, companions on the path who assist us in the fulfillment our wishes and dreams for a better future.

This webinar will incorporate the Hellenistic and Medieval techniques for describing our friends, their fidelity or falseness. And it will delve into the modern analysis of our capacity to make and maintain friendships, get along with others, and participate in shared group endeavors based upon common ideals.

The supplementary topic will introduce the Lot of Spirit, complement to the Lot of Fortune, as the special domain of 11th house aspirations.

Talismans and Astrological Magic

Portland, OR

With Ben Gitchel

The creation of planetary talismans has long been a part of the magical traditions of astrology. This presentation will provide a basic understanding of this ancient practice using electional techniques to determine the appropriate conditions for creating the talisman, as well as the use of corresponding materials, images and ritual. Using the Picatrix as a source, as well as recent examples, we will explore the process of creating a talisman from choosing the election, various methods of making a talisman, and performing an appropriate ritual.

This class is hosted by the Portland School of Astrology.

Ethics in Astrology: On Confidentiality

Portland, OR

With Andrea L. Gehrz

Have you ever had an interesting experience with a client? When is it appropriate to share this story with a fellow astrologer? How about a friend? During this night, we will explore the importance of confidentiality in consulting. Students will learn ways to debrief and grow with other professionals while maintaining client privacy, respect, etc.

This event is hosted by the Portland School of Astrology.

The Lifegivers: Exploring the Fire Family

Alpine, CA

With Steven Forrest

In the November 2014 meeting, we explored the intense astrological terrain of the Wound and the Healing. In the upcoming May meeting, we will enter merrier territory: the life­giving Fire symbolism in the chart. The two programs are linked in that we need to accumulate energy, verve, and enthusiasm in order to face life’s more challenging moments—and to recover from them. The keys to this restorative process lie in the Fiery Trigon of Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius, their associated Houses, and their planetary rulers, Mars, the Sun, and Jupiter.

A right relationship with those dynamic energies in the psyche can cure us of almost everything from bleak despair to, quite literally, the common cold. From a practical evolutionary perspective, joy is not a luxury, it is a necessity. Without it, we are not strong enough nor engaged enough to continue growing. In this program, we will start with the core Fire symbolism of the birthchart and from there branch out into the realm of the transits, progressions, and solar arcs which signal the flashing arrival of these magic moments of necessary renewal and revival in our lives.

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

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.

Shooting in the Dark: Saturn in Sagittarius

Portland, OR

With Lynn Bell

Saturn’s entry into Sagittarius begs the question of belief. In a world shaken by the seven squares of Uranus and Pluto, Saturn asks us to wheel around and take aim at something we believe in. For some of us, the fire blazes, for others it sputters like a guttering candle. Are we going in the right direction? Do we have confidence in the future?

As part of the process, Saturn conjures up doubt in a sign that pushes us to seek for meaning. It can create large holes in what once seemed solidly built. The old explanations are undermined by the evidence that much of what we were told to be good and true is no longer working. Saturn is approaching the square to Neptune, destabilizing our old certainties. As old forms weaken, new visions rise to take their place.

In a world that no longer makes sense it is tempting to seize on absolutes. When that happens, Saturn in Sagittarius intensifies the rigidity of the true believer, a hardening of boundaries and beliefs. It wakes up conquerors, spiritual leaders and mystics, and can push us towards new crusades. How to find the fire in our mind and heart, to light the world without putting the torch to it?

Major Gains from Minor Aspects: The Quintile, Septile and Novile

Encinitas, CA

With Larry Martin

Too many astrologers neglect the minor aspects. Although the Quintile is a 5th harmonic and much stronger than the 6th harmonic Sextile, it's routinely ignored. The Septile and Novile are gifts from the stars in their mathematics - but again, nearly unheard of. Do you enjoy empowering your clients - or yourself, for that matter, with a more detailed listing of a person's gifts? Add the Quintile, Septile and Novile to your repertoire of knowledgeable tools. The 90 minute lecture covers just the three aspects above (all 12 harmonics will be mentioned). Examples and insights available from a collection of celebrity and client charts.

This event is hosted by the NCGR San Diego Chapter.

What’s the Point?: National Council for Geocosmic Research Annual Spring Conference

New York, NY

With Faith McInerney and Gary Christen

Every spring the New York City Chapter of NCGR presents a special astrological presentation. The title of this year’s event says it all! Our two guest speakers, Faith McInerney and Gary Christen, experts in the astrological practice of midpoints, will help all levels of students and professionals understand in plain and simple language this powerful tool of interpretation and prediction.

Solar Arc Directions: Tracking Your Life Story

Boulder, CO

With Frank Clifford

Would you like to master a simple forecasting (and rectification) tool that’ll amaze your clients and students with its accuracy and simplicity? In this workshop, Frank will share some tips for making the most of Solar Arc Directions and identifying landmark periods in your lives. He will also introduce his original work on ‘Shadow Transits’, which links seemingly unrelated life events.

Learn how Solar Arcs can be a vital, invaluable part of your astrology toolkit, and how it can enhance your work as an astrologer. Feel welcome to share your charts and life stories. Some will be used during this interactive day.

Dreaming New Life: What has been lost? Working with Saturn and Neptune

Portland, OR

With Lynn Bell

Cell by cell, coral builds slowly under the sea, from our dreams to great reefs of life and color. In our inner life we are building, we are growing new habitats, even when the world outside seems gray, even if old structures are crumbling. When we are called to step away from something, to accept the end of an era, the new one is already forming under the waves.

When great changes come in our lives it is often because a part of our psyche has become overgrown. It has taken up all our attention and energy, while other aspects of self are languishing. As much as we might love what we and wish to keep it, it may be time to let something else emerge. Without a shift of inner resources, there can be a general impoverishment.

As Saturn moves through fiery Sagittarius, it will make a major aspect to Neptune, and this combination can weaken those structures which have grown outworn. It can also provide the energy for incarnating dreams, for bringing the impossible into being. Neptune is a planet of oceanic consciousness, of creative imagination. Often its energy lies outside the grasp of the conscious mind, but comes to us in dreams, or via our creative voice.

We may be asked to let go of something so that the world can light up again. To enter into this process we will explore the myth of Psyche and Eros. Psyche moves through a series of tasks, each one more overwhelming then the last in order to find what has been lost.

Which tasks are given to us with Saturn and Neptune?

Saturn Neptune cycles call up a vivid inner life, long before it appears in our awareness. Paradoxically it is often at the moment of a loss that there is an opening for our dreams to swim to the surface.

ASTROHEALING & ENERGY ASTROLOGY

San Francisco, CA

With Lea and Aleksandar Ismiragic

LECTURE: AstroHealing

Each planetary aspect has a correlation with specific energy and emotional patterns. With AstroHealing we can heal our challenging aspects in all three levels – mental, emotional and physical. We do this by learning the correspondence of different vibrational essences (Flower, Animal and Gem essences) with planets signs, houses and planetary aspects. In this lecture we’ll understand the concept of AstroHealing and see the practical results using charts of people who have already applied this approach and see how much they have changed for better, fulfilling the real intentions of planetary aspects and positions of their natal charts.

WORKSHOP: Energy Astrology

Each man is a universe within himself. The planets, therefore, represent energy centers within the etheric body. From these energy centers, the whole destiny of the natal chart manifests. Energy Astrology describes the nature of the ten energy centers and their natal chart “signatures.” It also explains practical exercises for bringing them into balance, i.e., for correcting negative planetary scripts. It blends cutting-edge knowledge of energy exercises, planetary essences and energy psychology about the connections between chakras and planets. The Energy Astrology program was created and developed by Dr. Lea Imsiragic, M. Sci in magneto biology at the medical faculty (a new discipline that discovers how electromagnetic fields [chakras] work in our body). She combines knowledge from different fields (magneto biology, energy psychology, flower essences and acupuncture) with astrology, enabling her to create a unique system of diagnosis and healing with Energy astrology.

This event is hosted by the NCGR Sacramento chapter.

Palmistry: 5 Easy Steps to Reading Your Hands

Boulder, CO

With Frank Clifford

In this special workshop, learn to interpret your palms quickly and accurately to identify character, talents and motivation. The palm lines of the hand are like a road map – clear signs of the life path we’ve built for ourselves. Our hands reveal our personality, relationship needs, talents and potential, and they provide an aerial, ‘advance’ view of our road ahead. But palm lines can change slightly over time, reflecting the path we’ve chosen to travel. So rather than showing an unalterable destiny, our ever-developing hands are proof that we can change our lives and take an alternative route if necessary. Become a Palm Detective by learning this fascinating subject with Frank Clifford, author of Palmistry 4 Today, which has been translated into 8 languages and is considered by many to be the modern textbook of the subject.

This class is open to all students and astrologers will find it easy to integrate these techniques with their current practice.

Hermetic Astrology & Strings between Incarnations

San Francisco, CA

With Aleksandar Imsiragic

Everyone lives through three incarnations simultaneously at any moment. They are represented as three different lives that are most crucial for our development. Finding a way to unite them means liberation and represents the final goal of Hermetic Astrology. In this workshop we will define those three different incarnations that we live all the time. We'll describe a way to unite those different lives in order to create one real Cosmic Life that represents our True Being.

This event is hosted by NCGR San Francisco Chapter.

Bring Your Whole Self to Work 6-Week Discovery Series

Portland, OR

With Aubrie De Clerck

Your birth chart is an inspirational and practical guide to more fulfilling work! Learn how your astrological fingerprint can help you move from confusion and frustration to joy and empowerment. Through self reflection, discussion and group work, we will craft personalized actions that open doors to your unique contribution - now and for the rest of your life. Includes a in-depth look into each of your planetary positions and the nodes. Don't miss this discovery-based class!

This class is hosted by the Portland School of Astrology.

Ethics in Astrology: On Requesting Compensation

Portland, OR

With Andrea L. Gehrz

Have you ever felt stuck doing chart readings for free? Why is it important to charge money for our work? During this class, we will discuss the importance of being compensated for our consulting time. Moreover, students will learn to set an appropriate price point, ask for money with ease, and know when to raise their prices.

This event is hosted by the Portland School of Astrology.

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.

Horror Horoscopes: Writers from the Dark Side

Boulder, CO

With Glenn Perry

A slightly tongue in cheek investigation of horror, the macabre, and the dark side as revealed in the horoscopes of writers dominated by the archetype of Scorpio-Pluto. Of special interest are novelists and screenwriters who have bequeathed to us our favorite terrors—dark lords, demons, monsters, vampires, werewolves, murderers, and things that go bump in the night. We'll examine how monsters of every variety are metaphors of collective fears related to death and transformation.

This event is hosted by the Rocky Mountain Astrologers.

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.

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.

The Lifegivers: Exploring the Fire Family

Alpine, CA

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.

The good news is that, within limits, these skills can be taught. Steven will spend the first couple of days exploring this territory at a broad, theoretical level so we can all grasp the principles. The rest of the time will be a chart-reading intensive, with (volunteer) class members putting their names in the famous Sorting Hat to be drawn at random. Steven will unfold the karmic story, integrate it with the present astropsychology, and demonstrate his techniques for wholistic, client-centered analysis and presentation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Saturn in Sagittarius: Scaling Your Personal Everest

San Francisco, CA

With 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.

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Uranus Square Pluto

Discover how to make the most of the volatile energies of the Uranus-Pluto square in this complete workshop with beloved astrologer Steven Forrest.