Open Evening

5th September 2016 – 7:00PM

Open Evening

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Thwarting Dr Death: The Astrologer’s Use of Decumbiture (1) – Wade Caves

12th September 2016 – 7:00PM

Through decumbiture charts, astrologers assessed the true root of an illness, identified its severity and also its cure, while forecasting the cycle of critical periods. This presentation explores the basics of humor theory, the use of decumbiture charts through historical and modern chart examples, and the doctrine of sympathy and antipathy in determining cause of illness and the path to treatment.

Biography:  Wade Caves, based in San Francisco, USA, is an astrological consultant, speaker and educator specializing in horary, electional and classical astrological technique. Wade was certified with honors from the Mayo School of Astrology in London, and is well versed in both traditional and modern psychological methods of chart delineation. He is the editor and annotator of the 300th anniversary edition of William Lilly’s History of His Life & Times (Rubedo Press, 2015). Wade received his certification as a horary practitioner from Deborah Houlding’s School of Traditional Astrology (STA) in 2013, and now serves as a faculty member.

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Thwarting Dr Death: The Astrologer’s Use of Decumbiture (2) – Wade Caves

12th September 2016 – 8:00PM

Through decumbiture charts, astrologers assessed the true root of an illness, identified its severity and also its cure, while forecasting the cycle of critical periods. This presentation explores the basics of humor theory, the use of decumbiture charts through historical and modern chart examples, and the doctrine of sympathy and antipathy in determining cause of illness and the path to treatment.

Biography:  Wade Caves, based in San Francisco, USA, is an astrological consultant, speaker and educator specializing in horary, electional and classical astrological technique. Wade was certified with honors from the Mayo School of Astrology in London, and is well versed in both traditional and modern psychological methods of chart delineation. He is the editor and annotator of the 300th anniversary edition of William Lilly’s History of His Life & Times (Rubedo Press, 2015). Wade received his certification as a horary practitioner from Deborah Houlding’s School of Traditional Astrology (STA) in 2013, and now serves as a faculty member. 

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Uranus in Taurus 2018 – Smiljana Gavrancic

19th September 2016 – 7:00PM

In 2018 Uranus will enter Taurus, and the Moon will be at 26° Taurus (Algol-symbol of Moscow).  From the point of degrees, Russia is ‘sensitive’ to 26 ° of every fixed sign and to 19° Libra. At the same time, there will be presidential elections. The last time when Uranus was in Taurus, we had the 2nd World War.

Biography: Smiljana Gavrančić graduated from the Institute for Astrological Research and Education „Johannes Kepler“ in October 2010 defending her thesis in Mundane Astrology “European Union – In Varietate Concordia”.  In  March 2011, she became ISAR CAP.  Within the post-graduate level, she studied Hermetic Astrology. Before astrology, she studied International Law. Her specialty is Mundane astrology, but she  practices  Karmic, Hermetic and Astrology of Relations.Smiljana  has her own astrological system so-called „Mapping Zodiac by Degrees“. She had  lectures at two  KAPA conferences in Serbia and in Brazil (CINASTRO 2015).  In  2015 she founded an on-line astrological  magazine „Infinity“.  Smiljana is a member of ISAR and AAGB. Her articles were published in ISAR Journal, in theUK Journal, in the Mountain Astrologer blog. Krishnamurti Institute of Astrology, Kolkata, India, was published Smiljana’s article about Russia and 19° Libra during it’s conference in January 2016.

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Astrological Predictive Techniques – Monica Escalante

19th September 2016 – 8:30PM 

These show the type of energy and the life areas that will be activated promised in the chart. We will review the five main predictive techniques mainly used in modern astrology: Transits, Secondary Progressions, Solar Arc Directions, Eclipses and Solar Returns.

Biography: Monica Escalante-Ochoa is a Mexican astrologer with a NCGR-PAA Level IV certification.  She is present and founder of the AstroMexico-NCGR-PAA Chapter. She has been a practising astrologer since 1996, both as a national and international lecturer and teacher. She has written astrological articles as well as 4 books: ‘Astrology, Path of Light’, ‘Astrological Predictive Techniques’, ‘ Walking with Light’, ‘Astrology III: Deepening into the Path of Light’, and ‘Advanced Astrology: Exploring Different Paths towards Specialization’. She also teaches at The International Academy of Astrology’.

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The Truth about Saturn – Komilla Sutton

Komilla-Sutton14th September 2015 – 7PM

Exploring the myths of Saturn to understand his role in Vedic Astrology. What makes Saturn tick, his relationship with the Sun, an ambassador of Karma, why is aspects are considered so negative. Understand Saturn’s psychology through the ancient stories about him.

Komilla Sutton is one of the pioneers of Vedic Astrology in the West. She is the Founder of the British Association of Vedic Astrology. She was on the Faculty of American College of Vedic Astrology and the Council of Astrological Association of Great Britain. She was awarded Jyotish Vachaspati from the Indian council of Astrology (ICAS) in recognition for her work in Jyotish. Her life work is to make this ancient knowledge more accessible and build bridges between the East and West.  She has leading trips to India since 1999 and from 2013 she is sponsoring annual Vedic Astrology Conferences with the aim to promote new generation of Jyotish Masters and encourage their interaction with seasoned Masters of Jyotish knowledge.

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Lunar Nodes and the New Moon’s role – Dick van der Mark

Dick-van-der-Mark14th September 2015 – 8.30PM

The horoscope is often used as a means to approach psychological structures. In this way meaningful issues are touched upon. However, a person is more than his or her personality. That is why spiritual questions which place a person in a larger scope often remain unanswered. Questions concerning the purpose of incarnation, the spiritual qualities and clarity we originally possess, and the reason for the patterns we have created in the course of our life. Spiritual astrology addresses such questions.

As mankind has lost its place in paradise, we all leave this state of unity to gain experience in duality. You may say this is a process of incarnation in which we lose our spirituality, our clarity, when coming from heaven down to earth.

The Nodes in our chart indicate the stream of experiences we need to be focused on. In fact our North Node is what we bring with us from the state of unity into the world of polarities. This is our natural gift from the cosmos, that we want to share with everyone else, still being a lightbody ourselves.

In daily life however, the clarity we represent will be overlooked by others, rather than appreciated as a precious gift. That’s why we turn our backs on the North Node once we enter into the process of the progressed New Moon phase. The big dilemma here is the choice between adapting to or refusing the world. If we adapt, we lose our clarity and spiritual qualities, our sight on the meaning of life; if we don’t, it will be very hard for us to live in a world that doesn’t support us.

In order to receive appreciation from the world – the only way to experience life anyway, so we have no choice in the matter really – we conform and start building an ego, an image of ourselves. By taking that step we decide to work out our South Node skills until we reach the moment of our progressed Full Moon phase. Then we start feeling uncomfortable and restless, and the big question arises: ‘is this all there is?’
Bring your chart with you if you don’t know it by heart.

Dick van der Mark is a Dutch astrologer and psychic reader who gives lectures and workshops in Dutch and English, both in the Netherlands and internationally. He specialises in spiritual astrology and is an expert in the area known as the Black Lights – the Black Sun and the Black Moon -and the Centaurs – Chiron, Pholus and Nessus. He is chairman of the professional astrologers organisation ASAS, a group that aims to raise the standards of astrological education and practice.
Dick founded Caelestis, school for astrology, consciousness and spirituality.
Dick’s personal website is www.dickvandermark.nl

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Newton’s Astrological Diagram – Gill Dorren

Gill Dorren21st September 2015 – 7PM

In the alchemical works of Sir Isaac lies an unusual diagram full of the planetary symbols.
Gill will discuss this diagram ( and relay the history surrounding his alchemical works in relation to astrology),  and ask the audience to help her unravel its mystery.

Gill has been studying astrology for more than 25 years, and is both Vice President of the ALL and former Editor of the Quarterly. She has a passion for both astrology and cosmology, and became interested in the Mayan Calendar whilst visiting Tulum in Mexico some 7 years ago. Gill gave a lecture regarding this at the AA Conference. Gill also has an interest in mundane astrology.

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1992 Carter Memorial lecture – Frank Clifford

frankClifford12th January 2015 7pm

Frank will present the 1992 Carter Memorial lecture by the late Dennis Elwell, entitled ‘From symbols to concepts’ which examines how astrology may develop in future. In the light of these ideas, Elwell’s chart will be discussed.

Bio
Frank Clifford has built a diverse career over the past 25 years as a writer, consultant, teacher, data collector, publisher and media astrologer-palmist. He has written fourteen volumes, published a further twelve by other authors under his Flare imprint, and given close to a thousand classes and seminars internationally since he began running The London School of Astrology in2004. Currently, he is writing for and editing The Mountain Astrologer, and launching his school in China.
www.flare.com

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Open Evening – Free Admission

Astrolodge8th September 2014 — 7pm

Ever wondered what we do at the Lodge? Come to our Open Evening and find out. Open Evening is geared towards new and recent members, and provides an opportunity to meet like-minded astrologers and find out more about the lodge. The evening begins with a welcome address from the President, Kim Farnell, who will tell you about what’s coming up for the lodge and answer any questions you might have. But instead of simply telling you what we do, we’d like to show you. So we’ll start off with a brief chart discussion for everyone to join in – that includes absolute beginners. Then it’s up to you. You can have a short reading from one of our astrologers. Or if you fancy something different, how about a tarot reading, palm reading or having your fortune told with traditional methods? Lodge members will be available to discuss astrology and Lodge activities. Or you can get to know some of the other people attending. We’ll stop for a short refreshment break at 8 pm and then reconvene for further readings and a final short chart discussion. Entry is free for those who simply want to attend and chat to like-minded people. A small charge will be made for readings. We look forward to meeting you!

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