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Gemini Brett (Seattle)
Sacred Astronomy for Astrologers
Astrology is composed of Astronomy and Correspondences so why do we tend to focus on the latter alone? Learn to see the Chart in the Sky and the Sky in the Chart. This will not be a nerdy science class, but rather a transmission of ancient practices that allow us to anchor the Astrological Arts in our bodies and hearts. That being said, Gemini will also utilize some super cool software to demystify starry riddles that can boggle our minds.
Find out more about Gemini Brett: Brett's Website
Charles Jameson (Australia)
2020 - A New Era Begins – Jupiter/Saturn Cycle
Astrologers through the ages have paid special attention to the conjunctions of Saturn and Jupiter every 20 years. William Lilly even wrote about a book about the 1643 conjunction, and what it might foretell. What they found fascinating was that for many years the conjunction would occur in signs of the same element - Fire, Earth, Air, Water, and repeating.
When a conjunction occurred in a new element, this signified a new era. We had such a new era start in 1980, with the conjunction in air, after being in earth signs since 1802.
The 2000 conjunction was back in earth, but we return to air sign conjunctions in 2020, for the following hundred years or more.
So what does all this mean? What defines our most-recent earth sign sequence of conjunctions? And what lies ahead? What does history show us, particularly from 1960 onwards, about what these conjunction cyles might mean?
Find out more about Charles Jameson: Charles's Website
CAROL DIMITROV (Las Vegas)
The Cracked Mirror: The Astrology of Narcissism
We could simply say "It's the Leo's" and move on (ha!), but then we'd remember an Aries we once knew, and a Mars character we'd rather forget, and then what about obsessed-with-my-power-Pluto…? There's not just one expression of the disorder, nor is there one clear astrological signature. We'll explore the entire range from typical narcissistic tendencies to classic diagnosable types, including astrological chart examples, dealing with narcissistic clients and pathways to healing.
Find out more about Carol Dimitrov: Carol's Facebook
HAKAN KIRKOGLU (Turkey)
Prenatal Lunations & Eclipses
The knowledge derived from prenatal lunation as well as prenatal eclipse charts bring new dimensions to natal analysis. Prenatal lunation charts are strongly related to our life capabilities and they look like the dress of the soul whereas prenatal eclipse charts highlight certain life themes and soul development. In this lecture, we are going to study on practical examples.
Find out more about Hakan Kirkoglu: Hakan's Website
LYNN BELL (France)
The Astrology of Islam's beginnings
A new religion, the religion of the Prophet, came into the world on a Uranus Neptune conjunction. It's expansion follows the rhythm's of Jupiter and Saturn. What do the charts for the beginning of Islam tell us about its role in the world today?
Find out more about Lynn Bell: Lynn's Website
ROY GILLETT (UK - President of the Astrology Association)
How to use astro-cycles to understand change [and the imminent Solar Eclipse] and welcome transformation to our lives.
Knowing the astrology of unwanted, even seemingly unpleasant situations and people can dramatically change our lives for the better. Enemies can become friends, difficulties turn out to be amazing opportunities. Roy will explain and give both mundane and personal examples of how we can do this.
Find out more about Roy Gillett: Roy's Website
HEILTJE LEROUX (South Africa)
Moon's Spiral of revealed consciousness
Just like Saturn, the Moon forms a spiral of revelations on a deep soul level throughout our lives. When we understand the linked spiral of emotions of the Moon and understandings of Saturn, we start to live our lives according to what we need to experience in this life, and less as unmoored receptive individuals only as reflections of this live impacting on us.
Find out more about Heiltje Leroux: Heiltje's Website
DONNA YOUNG & Tamira McGillivray (Canada)
Understanding HOUSE SYSTEMS
Which house system is the best? How do we use multiple house calculations and still create a delineation that is effective? Join us for an exploration of the differences between some of the house systems in use today to help you make an informed decision.
ANNE ORTELEE (New York)
Finding Clients in Your Chart
How do you find, keep and grow your clients. We'll talk about how to pinpoint where they come from and how they find you. It is all in your chart
Find out more about Anne Ortelee: Anne's Website
CHRISTOS ARCHOS (Greece)
Dealing with clients with mood disorders: Escaping the prison of mind
We live in a world where mood disorders are in increase. A lot of our clients suffer from various mood disorders especially depression. In our presentation we will cover the reasons for which a person develops depression but also we will discuss why clients with depression sometimes act against the benefits their natal chart gives. How can we understand a chart that has mood disorders and the most important, how we need to consult and help those people and at the same time to respect our profession ethical limitations. Finally how we can help our clients to blossom and prevent a mood disorder in their life and when we must not interfere with the clients depression if it is a sign of spiritual awakening?
Find out more about Christos Archos: Christos's Website
ARLAN WISE (Martha's Vineyard)
Writing for Astrologers
Why are good writing skills important for your work as an astrologer? I will answer that question and discuss how to hone your ability to translate the symbolic language of astrology into clear, concise, and easy to understand words in English, or in your native tongue. I'll talk about where you can contribute your written work for publication. We will look at charts of astrologers who have made a name for themselves through their writing. And, I'll ask you to do a bit of writing yourself!
Find out more about Arlan Wise: Arlan's Website
WENDY STACEY (UK)
The Year 2020
In 2020 we will experience the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius which will be the first of a series of conjunctions in the air element and which we have not seen for over 600 years. How might the transition of this cycle moving from the earth element to the air element affect how we live and what changes might we expect? This conjunction will be followed by Pluto's ingress into Aquarius in 2023/2024 which will add to these changes and spearhead society into a new age, unprecedented in human society. This talk will explore the possibilities presented by these cycles.
Find out more about Wendy Stacey: Wendy's Website
BARIS ILHAN (Turkey)
The Astrology of Nasir al-Din Tusi
Tusi, philosopher, theologian, mathematician, astrologer and astronomer, is by far the most celebrated scholar of the 13th century in eastern Islamic lands. When his land was conquered by the Mongols, he joined Hulagu's service. Hulagu Khan was deeply impressed by his knowledge and astrological competency. Tusi established the observatory at Maragha and produced new astronomical tables called "Al-Zij-Ilkhani." His books on astrology remained unknown till today. At this presentation we will meet Tusi and his astrology books.
Find out more about Baris Ilhan: Baris's Website
The Cracked Mirror: The Astrology of Narcissism
We could simply say “It’s the Leo’s” and move on (ha!), but then we’d remember an Aries we once knew, and a Mars character we’d rather forget, and then what about obsessed-with-my-power-Pluto…? There’s not just one expression of the disorder, nor is there one clear astrological signature. We’ll explore the entire range from typical narcissistic tendencies to classic diagnosable types, including astrological chart examples, dealing with narcissistic clients and pathways to healing.
Find out more about Kay Taylor: Kay's Website
A.T. MANN (New York)
Life Time Astrology: Who initiated your conception?
The essential events and psychological developments of your life and relationships begin the 9th cusp (conception), when your mother and father make love to conceive you. Remember that life is a process in time. SO, who initiated your conception? You can find out by analyzing your chart. Gestation influences (9thcusp—ASC) are the collective unconscious, deeply buried, and our birth (ASC) is the core of your personality, with aspecting planets being sub-personalities. Your parents' early relationship, sexuality and the family system into which you are born are primary factors in your personality that shape who you are and are the foundation upon which all predictive astrology rests. The sequence of important events can be dated using a transparent time scale and the physical and psychological interpretation of those events is “Your Story.” Bring your chart!
Find out more about Tad Mann: Tad's Website
ANGELA TIKI (Greece)
The Venus Retrograde Cycle
The goddess of beauty and harmony symbolizes our quest for satisfaction, for unity and completion. Aristophanes (Plato’s symposium) describes that humans are weak because they were made half by the Gods, so their need is to find their other half - their soulmate, in order be complete. Aphrodite is the archetype of mother & fertility, the spouse and the lover, the ideal beauty both in body and spirit. Ironically, even though Venus’s cycle is synonymous to “Aesthetic Perfection”, the Golden Ratio, Venus – the peace searcher - in Greek Mythology was the source of many troubles and disputes During her retrograde phase, it’s the time to look inside us, connect with our heart, appreciate the meaningful things, face the ugliness and transmute it into something precious. It’s time to bring purity and balance in our soul.
Find out more about Angela Tiki: Angela's Blog
BOAZ FYLER (Israel)
The Great Ages - Role and Contribution of Astrology to Humanity
Where, when, why and how did the art of stargazing begin? What is the Age of Aquarius?
A thought provoking journey through Mesopotamia, ancient Egypt, Hellenistic Greece, Arabia and Europe hand in hand with famous figures like: Abraham, Ptolemy, Aristotle, Hippocrates, Pythagoras, Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Newton, Jung and others. Unfold their personal connection with the sacred, how it molded them & our society and changed the world. Together we will get acquainted with Astrology's unknown past and contribution to humanity. Join me for a unique journey through time and space! Boaz Fyler is an Evolutionary Astrologer and the Israeli representative of the International Organization for Professional Astrology (OPA). Fyler has been studying Astrology since 1999 and provides personal consultations, lectures worldwide, offers workshops and private lessons.
Find out more about Boaz Fyler: Boaz Fyler Website
Öner DÖŞER (Turkey)
Cosmology and Astrology in the Sufi’s Tradition
Sufi cosmology is connected to angelology and spiritual hierarchy in the heavens. Medieval sufi masters such as Muhyi al-Din Ibn al-Arabi and Abd al-Karim al-Jili take first the seven heavens, which rise in concentric, make the prophets correspond to the planets, starting with Adam, whose dwelling place is the Moon. In this talk, Oner Doser will give some essential keys to their cosmology, astrological symbolism and understanding of the spiritual hierarchy.
Find out more about Öner DÖŞER: onerdoser.com
Polarities, Elements, and Modalities
Learn how the signs are classified according to polarity, element, and modality from both a traditional and modern understanding of these categories. How do each of these factors influence the ways in which the signs are described and how the significations of a planet occupying the sign are expressed in human life.
Find out more about Demetra George: demetra-george.com
Horary Astrology: The Important Keys to Analysis
The premise behind Horary Astrology is that a question, like a person, is born at a unique and specific moment. The Horoscope cast for the birth of an all important question is called a horary chart. Delineation and analysis of the chart reveals the circumstances surrounding the question and its eventual outcome. Horary is a predictive form of astrology with clear cut rules necessary for passing accurate judgment on the question asked.
Find out more about Laurie Naughtin: sublunar.co.za
The Astrologer's Role as an Agent of Change
Gone are the innocent days of imagined objectivity. Quantum theory has clearly demonstrated that the observer impacts the observed and alters the trajectory simply by his or her presence. We must accept the fact that we are not inert bystanders watching the past collide with the future. We are participants in the lives of our clients and in the unfolding social/political drama of these times. What do we do with this knowledge? What are the moral and ethical implications of being cosmically informed? Do we strive for objectivity as detached observers? Or do we consciously or unconsciously bend the future to conform with our personal, social, cultural, political, economic, religious, and gender biases? These are confusing times and we'll untangle some of the relevant issues and how they impact our work as astrologers.
Find out more about Rick Levine: starIQ.com
Utilizing the Findings of The Astrology Code
Michael will discuss the key findings from his research and show you how to apply them to your readings. You will get a detailed look at his purpose and process for investigating the validity of many astrological techniques, including: the zodiac signs, aspects, the diurnal cycle (houses), and the 9th harmonic.
Find out more about Michael Bergen: Facebook Page
Sky Phases of the Planets
The Sky Phases of the planets represent the very origin of the astrological tradition. The living sky was in fact the very first astrological "chart." Through 3D software and explanatory graphics, this lecture will introduce the missing celestial ingredients from every round chart wheel such as speed, brightness and Earth proximity . Learn why there are such differences between one conjunction and another (between the same planets)! Tangible meanings for each sky factor are emphasized along with best practices for delineation.
Find out more about Adam Gainsbourg: www.soulsign.com
Economic, Real estate and Business Cycles
We'll talk about the astrological cycles that have worked for over 100 years in real estate, business and the economy. What an advantage we have in our own financial life, in working with clients and in sharing with the world that astrology works! Learn more about these cycles. Be ahead of the game projecting your own future successes.
Find out more about Grace Morris: www.astroeconomics.com
Virgo, Scorpio and Capricorn, the birth of the human.
In spiritually oriented astrology, humans' ability to reach for the stars are reflected through the initiations into a higher expression of one's potential, not necessarily in a material sense, but more in a spiritual sense, yielding a deep sense of purpose. Humans most intense arena for development occurs both in the relationship to one self, but even more strongly felt in the area of relationship. First we learn how to live with our selves, then in a relationship, then in a bigger group and eventually, as a humanity.
Find out more about Sol Jonassen: www.sol-with.com
Hermetic Astrology and Strings Between Incarnations
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 lecture we will define those three different incarnations we live all the time and also we'll describe a way to unite those different lives in order to create one real Cosmic Life, that represents our True Being.
Find out more about Aleksandar Imsiragic: www.keplerunited.org
The Importance of Phases
Find out more about Georgia Stathis: www.starcycles.com
Chart delineation and evaluation depends on the ability to measure the quantity (how much) and the quality (how refined/crude) of the different planetary forces present. What changes from one chart to the next is this variation of mixtures. Every chart has a Jupiter, a Saturn, etc., the question is how much and how constructive are the influences?
ALEJANDRO DIAZ QUIROZ
About Jungian Theory
Jung´s understanding and theory of the human psyche has many interesting insights that us, as astrologers, can use to make our work with clients more practical and insightful. In this mini talk we will learn a specific Jungian theory about the phases of human development in a clear, simple, and visual way. At the end we will review accessible bibliography for further study.