Astrology Events Conferences and Workshops

Using Your Intuition: RoadMap to Creative Choices

Raleigh, NC

With Bernie Ashman

Bernie will discuss how the current planetary cycles are offering creative opportunities to make use of our intuition in unique ways. He will describe how the Neptune in Pisces cycle that began in 2012 is opening intuitive doors for all of us in a big way. He will include in his lecture how the 12th house in our chart acts as an Intuitive Ascendant or very special link to our intuition. Retrograde motion as an intuitive doorway will be part of the lecture. Included in the talk will be how the outer planet transits (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) are catalysts to open our eyes to intuitive insights. Bernie will show how the United States is undergoing a major evolutionary transformation regarding a new awareness of intuition by discussing the U.S. progressed chart. In addition, Bernie will speak briefly about the Progressed chart of Russia and how intuition is developing there as well. The audience is encouraged to ask questions about their own charts.

This event is hosted by the NCGR North Carolina Chapter.

The Key to Your Career : An Astrological Approach to Your Life’s Work

Portland, OR

With Aubrie De Clerck

Join an astrological exploration of the unique gifts you are here to contribute to the world. In your horoscope, Chiron (pronounced Kī-ron) is symbolized by a key and shows where your wounds are in this lifetime – and also where your greatest gift resides. It is known as the Wounded Healer, and it pinpoints your personal motivator, what you are meant to share (we’ve come to call this our life’s work).

If you are ready to unlock your inner gifts and illuminate your career journey, this workshop is for you. Understanding Chiron will help whether you are challenged by a job search, want to change careers completely, hope to find more fulfillment in your current work or are looking to energize your own business. All are welcome.

You will receive your birth chart, personalized tips for working with Chiron, a resource list, a special gift to help you on your journey.

You hold the key to a life and work path that is personally fulfilling. Come discover it!

4 Special Lectures

Chicago, IL

With Rob Hand

Rob Hand 4-Lectures on Saturday, September 20th:

Jupiter as a Malefic -- It is generally realized that every planet, even the so-called malefics, have a positive side. Likewise, most astrologers recognize that the so-called benefics can be abused. However, Jupiter in particular has a genuinely dark side and can become symbolic of a quite negative force in a chart. This lecture describes the nature of this dark side and, more importantly, the conditions in a chart (using actual charts) which indicate the possibility of its emerging in a person's character. We will also explore what is needed to counter Jupiter's dark effects.

Saturn as a Benefic -- Most modern astrologers are aware of the positive attributes of Saturn: discipline, structure, order, etc. but are unaware that in both the ancient world and the renaissance, Saturn has another set of positive qualities as a transcendental planet. From this point of view it would be the first of the transcendental planets continuing with Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Ideas from Marsilio Ficino and other renaissance and later sources will be used.

Symbolism of the Parents in Ancient and Medieval Astrology -- In modern psychology the role of the parents is recognized to be powerful in shaping the consciousness of the individual. In traditional astrology the same is true, but the techniques for extracting information about the role of the parents is much greater than in modern astrology. A thorough understanding of the symbolism of the parents through the chart is most useful for both traditional and psychological astrologers. (Basic knowledge of astrology required.)

First Steps to Reading a Chart Using Traditional Methods -- The process of reading a natal chart in traditional astrology is both more systematic and more complex than in modern astrology. Yet the basic principles are not very complicated. This lecture teaches the basic methods for going through the chart house-by-house to evaluate the potential of the natal chart in each area of life.

Rob Hand on Sunday, September 21st:

Vocational Astrology -- What are we to do with our lives? The answer to this is a bit more than finding an astrological basis for a job description. The two main questions that have to be answered are what is the role of each of us in our lives that gives our life meaning, and what should we do for a livelihood. Sometimes these are the same; often they are not. This workshop will examine both issues, differentiate between the roles of the tenth house and midheaven, on one hand, and the sixth house on the other. The roles of the Part of Fortune and the Part of Spirit will also be explored and described. (Requires reasonable but not seriously advanced astrological knowledge.)

This event is hosted by NCGR Northern Illinois Chapter.

Moon in Dependency

San Francisco, CA

With Lynn Bell

Our dependency patterns in adult life, whether they take the extreme form of addictions to drugs and alcohol, or the more hidden path of emotional dependency, are often reflected by the aspects and sign of the Moon. We can be addicted to gaming or gambling, to daily conversations with Mom, to seduction, attention, or money. The Moon tells us where we get sticky and stuck, and even more points us in the direction of the underlying emotions that set it all into movement.We begin life truly dependent on the care of others for our survival and that pattern of care has a lasting imprint. Breaking the circle of repetition is a powerful act of consciousness, and finding the right timing is essential. How can we use transits and progressions to break into a new emotional life?

This event is hosted by the NCGR San Francisco Chapter.

AstroTheatre

Roseville, CA

With Michael Bartlett

If Astrology is alive, how do we experience it? One way to experience astrology is to look at it in a different way, literally. Rather than thinking in words and literate terms, let’s render astrological archetypes, or symbology, in visual terms. Rendering the astrological pantheon in visual terms has many inherent benefits including bypassing the literate brain and accessing not only the subconscious, but also all of the collected visual and related data stored in each person’s databank brain. We will discover a new visual foundational framework from which to present astrology. Utilizing the power of imagery, consider, if you will, the planets as actors wearing the costumes or using the tools of the various Zodiacal signs while performing on one of the 12 stages or houses of life. The presentation will include an experiential session where everyone will have a chance to view their charts in a new way via AstroCards.

This event is hosted by the NCGR Sacramento Chapter.

ISAR 2014: Stepping into the Circle

Phoenix, AZ

With Rick Tarnas, Christine Skinner, Nick Dagan Best, Chris Brennan, Michael Lutin, Lynn Bell, and more than fifty outstanding speakers!

Join us on the enchanted and ancestral land of the Pima and Maricopa peoples, where tribal glyphs over two millennia old resonate with astrological cycles and symbols. Where vistas, mountains and wild horses roaming across distant landscapes remain untouched…where the sun, earth, sky and water are infused with the spirit of joyful community…. Come celebrate astrology!

Step into the circle. Take the journey.

Topic: Putting It All Together

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.

About this program topic: Steven will spend a few hours introducing the program, and then spend the bulk of the time with the sorting hat, pulling names at random and reading the charts of those who volunteer to illustrate the main concepts of a complete Evolutionary Astrology reading, Steven Forrest style.

You'll learn how to: determine the most important features of the chart, how to connect with the client using the Sun, Moon and Ascendant, and how to incorporate the moon's nodes to ground the reading in a karmic analysis.

Astro*Carto*Graphy

Seattle, WA

With Madalyn Hills-Dineen

Thursday Lecture: Astro*Carto*Graphy and the U.S. Presidency

Location, Location, Location. Not just a mantra for real estate agents, but an important factor in examining charts. This lecture will take a look at the astro*carto*graphy maps of contemporary US Presidents and how they relate to their personal and public lives.

Saturday Workshop: Astro*Carto*Graphy and Beyond

Learn the principles of astro*carto*graphy and other locality techniques using fascinating examples from the charts and lives of the famous and the infamous. The concepts of planet angularity, parans and local space will be examined as well as how to integrate midpoints and hypothetical planets into Jim Lewis’ traditional methods. We’ll explore new techniques that expand on the concept of oblique positions, the foundation of Jim’s work in astro-locality. Midpoints, planetary pictures, and parans will be viewed on both maps and dials and explored from both a natal and dynamic perspective.

Madalyn will guide you to a new understanding of locality techniques and help you to integrate them into your work as well as looking at the charts of workshop participants to find the best locations for their personal fulfillment.

This event is hosted by the Washington State Astrological Association.

Discover Your Soul’s Mission

Murrayville, Langley, BC

With Phyllis Chubb

Discover Your Soul’s mission and what your soul is asking of you. Greater clarity of your purpose empowers life decisions. The discovery is simple the application is up to you. Information and techniques from all systems tend to get mixed and matched. A technique looking an array of significators unique to an individual’s chart, is called the Charakarakas. The first one of these is called the Atmakaraka and refers to the soul and its needs and challenges. Other karakas refer to children, parents, spouse, and family members. The method of finding these significators is consistent within any system. What the Charakarakas represent and mean will be discussed along with the rules to apply them to a Tropical chart.

This event is hosted by the Fraser Valley Astrological Guild.

Whole Sign Houses & Dealing with Difficult Elements in Your Chart

Louisville, KY

With Rob Hand

Friday Night:

This is the oldest of all house methods in which the signs themselves are used as houses. This is still the primary method used in Hindu astrology and was also the main system used by the Greeks. The lecture covers the history of house division systems as it pertains to this system and will also cover a number of sample charts which illustrate the power of these houses. This system of houses produces a number of radical and surprising consequences. $15, $10 for members.

Saturday:

It is not enough to tell clients that they can overcome difficult combinations by free will. We need to provide strategies and concrete behavioral suggestions as to what to do. Each planet and combination has modes of living in which the energies of the planets can be made to work positively. Often the problem is that the individual has either 1) not thought of an appropriate alternative way of living, or 2) has been brought up not to recognize its possibility. This workshop will use the charts of the attendees to demonstrate the methods which are drawn from both modern and traditional astrology. $85, $75 for members.

This event is hosted by Astrological Society of Kentucky.

the Lunar Nodes

Portland, OR

With Lucy Pond

Friday Night Lecture: The Lunar Nodes

I believe one of the secrets to giving a good astrology reading is to start with an interpretation of the North and South Node—the Lunar nodes—in the natal horoscope. Using this as the beginning, even before interpreting the Sun, Moon and Rising signs, directs the client into how to best use the rest of the reading. In this talk, I’ll present a working definition of the Lunar Nodes. I’ll spend time talking about how to take in new experiences at the North Node and give back through the South Node. This will be clarified through sample horoscopes.More than any other point in the horoscope, the North Node defines the purpose of this incarnation. The South Node defines the natural talents that are inherited from the past. These need to be expressed through the House and Sign of the North Node. When clients come to an astrologer feeling like their life has lost meaning it usually means there is a problem harmonizing the natal nodes. I’ll give examples. In this evening’s talk I will focus primarily on the energy of the North Node. You might be surprised at the power that can be developed with an expanded awareness of this potent point of the horoscope.

Saturday Workshop: The Lunar Nodes

We’ll begin with a detailed look at the meaning of the South Node by sign and by natal house placement. Then we’ll look at the meaning of having a planet conjunct either of the Nodes and talk about the importance of that planet. I’ll have the horoscopes of some famous people, and also hope to use examples of the horoscopes of those in attendance. It’ll be lively! I encourage participants to bring their own horoscopes and those of several people in their life. Having this personal connection to the material will make it easier to digest and more relevant. It may even help you understand why you have attracted certain people into your life. People enter our lives for all sorts of reasons. Through the techniques we’ll cover, you’re sure to discover deeper meanings of each of your relationships.

This event is hosted by the Oregon Astrological Association.

Self Discovery and Empowerment through the Lens of Astrology

Roseville, CA

With Linda Byrd

Through this experiential process you will discover and integrate the unconscious, yet key, parts of yourself. Suitable for non-astrologers, beginners, intermediates and above An ideal opportunity to learn about yourselves, spouses, partners, friends, co-workers, etc. by doing this together.

We are in a time of unparalleled change. Old ways aren’t working, and feeling afraid and “out-of-control” is the new norm. Relationships are up for evaluation, but if we don’t know and accept ourselves, how can we fully accept another? Astrology provides a key to your unconscious and gives you a tool to proactively use the energies of change for your highest good, This workshop is an easy introduction to astrology and a golden opportunity for profound personal growth. What we will cover:

1) Astrology Basics: Where your inner committee is sitting at your conference table – Elements and Qualities

2) Moon and Ascendant: Your emotional security needs and your public persona – conditioned patterns

3) Sun and Mercury: Your essence and how you think and communicate

4) Saturn: Where you feel afraid or inadequate, your unconscious saboteur

This event is hosted by the NCGR Sacramento Chapter.

Topic: TBA

Beijing, China

With Steven Forrest

Study astrology with master astrologer Steven Forrest in China! Steven will guide students into an in-depth understanding of his unique approach to Evolutionary Astrology, working through an understanding of the planets, signs, and the nodes of the moon - the doorway into understanding past life karma. All levels welcome*.

*Recommended Reading before attending this program: The Inner Sky and Yesterday's Sky.

Details for Chinese students: http://www.nodoor.com/

Jupiter as a Malefic, Saturn as a Benefic

Belmont, MA

With Rob Hand

It is generally realized that every planet, even the so-called malefics, have a positive side. Likewise, most astrologers recognize that the so-called benefics can be abused. However, Jupiter in particular has a genuinely dark side and can become symbolic of a quite negative force in a chart. This lecture describes the nature of this dark side and, more importantly, the conditions in a chart (using actual charts) which indicate the possibility of its emerging in a person’s character. We will also explore what is needed to counter Jupiter’s dark effects.

Most modern astrologers are aware of the positive attributes of Saturn, discipline, structure, order, etc. but are unaware that in both the ancient world and the renaissance Saturn has another set of positive qualities as a transcendental planet. From this point of view it would be the first of the transcendental planets continuing with Uranus Neptune and Pluto. Ideas from Marsilio Ficino and other renaissance and later sources will be used.

This event is hosted by the Boston NCGR.

SOTA 2014 Astrology Conference

Niagara Falls, NY

Featuring Lynn Koiner, Georgia Stathis, Janet Markham, Maria Mateus, Kenneth Miller, Deirdre Norman, Chantale Patenaude, Frank Piechoski, Joe Polise, Alison Price, Samuel Reynolds, Julie Simmons, Rodney Smith, Kelly Surtees, Kay Taylor, Donna Van Toen, JJ Acolyte, Michael Barwick, Dr. Patricia Bell, Rev. Ellen Bourn, Cassandra Butler, Reagan Jane Connaughton, Armand Diaz, Joan Ann Evelyn, Franco, Adam Gainsburg, Pam Gallagher, Michelle Gould, Elizabeth Hazel, Jacqueline Janes and Brad Kochunas!

Topic: TBA

Shanghai, China

With Steven Forrest

Study astrology with master astrologer Steven Forrest in Shanghai, China! Steven will guide students into an in-depth understanding of his unique approach to Evolutionary Astrology, working through an understanding of the planets, signs, and the nodes of the moon - the doorway into understanding past life karma. All levels welcome*.

*Recommended Reading before attending this program: The Inner Sky and Yesterday's Sky.

Details for Chinese students: http://www.nodoor.com/

Wounding in the Birthchart - Pluto, Saturn and Chiron

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.

Dangerous Women

Portland, OR

With Claudia Johnson and Carol Ferris

Friday Night Lecture: Dangerous Women Intro

Our Sumerian ancestors understood the power of Venus in light and dark, as Morning and Evening Star. They had a clear narrative of her relationship with the Sun — the synodic cycle of Venus — and its implications for death and renewal. How has our traditional astrological Venus been shaped as gender and sex, and what are the consequences for our thinking about feminine life and power? In this workshop, we will look at the mythological past of Venus in order to understand her present, including:

-the 20th century heliacal rise families of Venus, much different than preceding generations, and the consequences for women and for men in that change

-why and how modern Venus both resembles and is different from traditional Venus, what makes her “dangerous”

-horoscopes and important stars of dangerous women, ancient and modern

Saturday Workshop: Dangerous Women Workshop

This event is hosted by the Oregon Astrological Association.

Breaking Down the Borders Conference

Online

November 14-16, 2014: Breaking Down the Borders 3! International online astrology conference featuring your favorite astrological speakers.

New This Year: We have organized the conference into a set of tracks, like those used at UAC and other non-virtual conferences, to allow you to move through the entire conference studying an area of particular interest to you. There are 1-day tracks (4 lectures), 2-day tracks (8 lectures), and 3-day tracks (12 lectures).

Tracks include Psychological, Research, Traditional, Mundane, Specialty, Financial, Medical, Transpersonal, Horary, Vedic, Philosophy, Relationship, and Electional. In addition, you will be able to "build your own track" by selecting specific lectures you would like to attend.

Also New: We will be offering two Pre-Conference Tracks on Thursday, November 13th: "Going Beyond the Sun Signs" and "Astrology & the Sky: Our Astronomical Heritage."

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