Common sense tells us that there are good and bad times for undertaking new projects and making significant life changes. It's generally ill-advised, for instance, to plan an outdoor wedding in the middle of monsoon season. But astrologers will tell you that even a beautiful, sunny afternoon wedding can end in disaster if vows are exchanged with a Moon/Mars/Saturn T-square falling on angles. We knew that T-square was coming, so shouldn't we have tried to avoid it?
Electional is the branch of astrology that focuses on selecting ideal times for the big decisions in our lives -- when to open that bookstore, when to sign the lease on that new car, even when to cut your hair to increase or decrease growth -- to avoid unnecessary troubles. In this talk we will explore the guiding principles of electional astrology, complete with example charts and practical exercises. The techniques are simple and straightforward once understood and will better equip any practicing astrologer in their future elections. In a group discussion we will also consider the philosophical implications of electional astrology, and what that has to say about astrology as a whole. This presentation is suitable and warmly encouraged for astrologers at all levels.
This event is hosted by the NCGR San Diego chapter.
March 2015 will complete the last of seven exact Uranus/Pluto squares, a leave-no-stone-unturned transit that has been hitting it hard since 2012. It is by no means done with us! Uranus/Pluto will continue their teamwork through the next several years. Saturn’s first year through Sagittarius will bring more solid evidence of the future that lies before us. If there’s something blocking our way, Saturn in Sagittarius will use it for target practice until we figure out how to move it or to work around it. What’s empowering, what’s undermining, what’s necessary, most compelling? Mid-June to mid- September, Saturn revisits Scorpio for one last come-to-terms-with-it review. Starting the year in retrograde, Jupiter in Leo turns the searchlight inward so that we can re-energize our creative center. Mid-April to mid-August, Jupiter in Leo’s solar power is on a full battery recharge. As of mid-August onward, Jupiter in Virgo will increase our opportunity to correct, fix, learn, and heal. Join Rose for a overview of the transits for 2015.
This event is hosted by the Fraser Valley Astrological Guild.
SCAN is happy to once again do our annual forecast for the year ahead. This year we have presenting: Laura Rose DesJardins, Patty Davidson and Donna Stellhorn. Each Astrologer will give their special insights into the year ahead. We will be packed with people on that evening, so be sure and come early as there is a lot of information as we begin one of the most important years of our life. We at SCAN look forward to seeing you there. Donna Stellhorn, will be speaking on: Chinese Astrology: 2015 Year of the Wood Sheep February 19, 2015 will mark the first day of the Year of the Wood Sheep.
This event is hosted by the Southern California Astrological Network.
World view expands, vision is elevated and we're all ready to buckle down and work for a better world. Insight and predictions on politics, world events, the economy, life of the spirit, fashion and more.
This event is hosted by the Baltimore Astrological Society.
Giving honor to our feelings is the ﬁrst step on the path of soul development – along with acknowledging the frailty of our human condition. It is also the whole reason why we are here on earth. Fourth harmonic aspects in the chart reveal to us our emotional complexes that we must work through in order to return back to the divine. Even the driest scientiﬁc Asberger’s case is required to face deep emotional dimensions which are clearly visible in the chart.
Beginning with the theory that the Moon nodal axis reveals our ﬁrst basic feeling realm in life, suggesting the conditions under which we are (often just barely) comfortable on this earth, a case is built with celebrity horoscopes about the depth of our emotions, and our propensity to ignore or deny them. Western civilization has taught us that worldly success is everything, and feelings are nothing. Time for an “about-face” as we take the time to explore the signiﬁcance behind conjunctions, squares, and oppositions.
This event is hosted by the NCGR Sacramento Chapter.
Astrology can sometimes be a solitary, mental pursuit, trapping us in fear-based thinking and in the illusion of control of life, substituting for genuine evolution and growth. Kay will show how it can also be filled with abundant possibilities for co-creation as we connect deeply, energetically, and even physically to our chart’s potential. Time to ‘be’ our charts in their most magnificent way, and help our clients live their best chart too.
This event is hosted by the San Francisco Astrological Society.
Thursday the 12th: Love, Marriage and Reality
During my last lecture the Charakarakas of Jyotish were introduced paying special attention to the Atmakaraka, representing our soul. In this lecture the Charakarakas will be revisited with emphasis on the Darakaraka. This karaka tells us whether marriage or long term relationships are even for us. In addition it lets us know what we can expect from such relationships. Understanding what the Darakaraka represents and the relationship it forms with an Atmakaraka can be valuable in many ways, because it prepares us. A handout will be provided with necessary instruction for future use.
Saturday the 14th: Cycles of Consciousness (Workshop)
Ancient wisdom teachings, from all cultures, have repeatedly emphasized the importance of looking within one’s self to find truth and the ability to direct one’s consciousness. Acknowledging the importance of consciousness is one thing, the problem is remembering to use it. This workshop is about working With Cycles of Thought and Actions.
The ancients emphasized the importance of consciously directing our thoughts, as thought are directly linked to our actions. The prime motivator contributing to thoughts has been defined as the Moon. Each person experiences the energy received from the Moon in a different way. Learn how you experience lunar energy. Learn what you can do to ensure the minimum number of impulsive actions that can upset your life. Learn to recognize the high times and what to do about the low times.
Each decade and century seems to have a distinct character, which may be due to its being ruled by one of the ten planets. This pattern of rulership seems to follow a cycle, starting with the Sun, moving through the solar system in the traditional order of planets, and ending with Pluto, before starting over again. Right now we are in a Venus decade within a Venus century, which could help explain the intense social aspect in our current use of technology and media. This theory is very useful in helping us realize why some decades, such as the 1960s, are so much more turbulent than others, and why the middle decades of each century are marked by divisive wars. It might even help us understand, within a limited sense, the astrological ages. This lecture will outline the theory and show examples how the ruling planets may color the centuries and the decades within them.
This event is hosted by the Oregon Astrological Association.
LECTURE: Jupiter: It’s Too Much – But Is It Enough?
Jupiter reveals how and where we’re blessed – so much so that we can inspire others with its message. But can Jupiter be too much of a good thing? Frank will look at the charts of people with a prominent Jupiter to gauge its wide range of expression in temperament and manifestation. From the evangelist and guru to the con artist, from the philanthropist to the diva, we’ll examine the various exemplary and sinister sides to the Greater Benefic.
WORKSHOP: The Rhythms of Your Life: Honing Your Forecasting Skills
As consultant astrologers, rather than using forecasting tools to make firm predictions, we do our best work when we articulate the processes that can take place under various transits, progressions or directions. If you’ve ever been daunted or overwhelmed by forecasting, this seminar will offer a number of tools (including ‘Define and Connect’) to simplify the process of interpreting upcoming trends, and Frank will address a number of factors to take into consideration. Along the way, he’ll introduce you to the most reliable and accurate forecasting tool, Solar Arc Directions, and show you how to use these simply and effectively to achieve maximum results. You’ll be amazed!
This event is hosted by the NCGR Sacramento Chapter.