The 2014 Grand Cross – Steve Judd

Steve-Judd28 April 7pm – Steve Judd

Steve will explore the roots of the current planetary patterns and suggest ways that astrologers can use the resultant energy to empower their clients into a more healthy and holistic lifestyle.

Steve Judd is an astrologer with 30 years’ experience bringing astrology to the world with consulting rooms in Bath, UK. He works on character analysis, past explanation, present expansion and future exploration, relationship interaction and locational issues using AstroCartoGraphy. He has an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology from Bath Spa University, and runs the Green Gathering with others.

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Solar Eclipse Paths and the Fate of Mankind – Keith Magnay

Keith-Magnay28 April – 8.30pm – Keith Magnay

Keith Magnay has been pondering the historical process and the human condition for over 40 years and the relationship between astrology, the individual and history for 30. Two years ago he was prompted to investigate the connections between eclipses and the historical process. Analysing the graphics showing the paths of the shadows over the earth during solar eclipses in Solar Fire’s Solar Maps he noticed that those that passed over political communities often correlated with major historical conflicts and shifts in power relations. This led to his publishing in May 2013, of The Wheals of God, 1801-2026, which he describes as the equivalent of the Origin of Species for understanding how history and human conflict work. This talk will give examples of the connections between solar eclipse paths and the major conflicts of the past two hundred years, explore the implications of these correlations and look at current and near future eclipses and their likely destabilising effects.

Keith has a BA in History and Sociology from York University and was a print journalist for a full Saturn cycle, facilitating a Jupiter/Saturn cycle of global travel. In a full life he has been a local councillor, strike leader, entrepreneur, financial consultant and Rosicrucian Adept. He has spoken before to the Lodge on Existential Astrology and has written for the AA journal

on mundane astrology, including the conflict in Syria, Scottish independence and the Euro. He is also trained in shamanic soul retrieval, past live regression therapy and soul-based astrology providing these services through

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5 May – Bank Holiday. No Lodge meeting

Astrolodge5 May – Bank Holiday. No Lodge meeting

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Growing Pains – Alex Trenoweth

Alex_Trenoweth12 May 7pm – Alex Trenoweth

Drawing on her extensive experience as an astrologer and high school teacher, Alex Trenoweth demonstrates the pattern of growth and development during adolescence using the transits of Saturn and Jupiter. The placement of these planets provide valuable clues to how a person learns and then finds meaning in life. Parents and teachers can apply this knowledge to help their adolescents navigate the treacherous waters of growing up.

Alex Trenoweth, author of ‘Growing Pains,’ earned the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology in 2007 and is a practicing secondary school teacher. She uses the tools of astrology in every day classroom management to motivate and interest adolescents in the subjects of History, Religious Education and Geography. Alex will be a speaker at the AA conference, and the ISAR conference in Phoenix, Arizona later in 2014. In addition to her very busy professional life, she is also a musician and writer of fiction.

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Book Launch: Astrological Secrets of the Decans – Sifa Avkin

Sifa Avcin 2013

12 May – 8.30 – Sifa Avkin

Sifa’s book is not only about the Decans, but also contains a depth examination of psychological planetary effects. There will be drinks and nibbles to celebrate the book launch, and a book signing, with the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of the book (£14.99)

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Scotland: Independence or Union? – Mark Cullen

Astrolodge19 May – 7pm till 8:30pm – Mark Cullen [Double Session]

Is the United Kingdom as we know it about to break up? Will the people of Scotland decide to remain within the United Kingdom or choose independence at the forthcoming referendum this September? Whatever the outcome the astrology of Scotland has surely never been more topical. We will be examining a variety of historic and contemporary charts to try to fathom what the future holds for Scotland and the United Kingdom. In the first half of the evening Mark will be presenting his personal research into the subject of a Scottish national chart.

Note: This talk is an updated and expanded version of the presentation given at the UK Astrological Association Conference in 2013.

Mark Cullen has been studying astrology since the 1980s. After studying with The Faculty of Astrological Studies, he went on to complete Deborah Houlding’s STA (School of Traditional Astrology) Certificate in Horary in 2005. Mark’s astrological interests include ancient and medieval astrology and he particularly specialises in the mundane branch of astrology.

He has been Chair of the Scottish Astrological Association since 2011 and is the mundane forum moderator on the Skyscript website. Mark is currently working on an article on Scotland and the forthcoming referendum which will appear in the Astrological Journal this summer. He lives in Edinburgh and works in the homelessness sector.

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26 May – Bank Holiday. No Lodge meeting.

Astrolodge26 May – Bank Holiday. No Lodge meeting.

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Bad Medicine: the astrology of medical mishaps – Marcos Patchett

Marcos-Patchett2 June – 7pm

Traditional medical astrology enables the astrologer to predict and/or retrospectively analyse problems with medical treatment, so that with careful consideration it is possible to identify the source, course and nature of any problems, whether they lie with the medical practitioner, the treatment offered, or the patient themselves. Medical herbalist Marcos Patchett illustrates these methods with consultation charts and case histories from his own client files, and discusses lessons hard learnt.

Marcos Patchett is a trained medical herbalist with a practise in London and Yorkshire. He has also gained a certificate in astrology and uses Renaissance and classical astrological techniques.

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Astrology and the seven Hermetic principles – Israel Ajose

Israel Ajose2 June – 8.30pm

The aim of this lecture is to show how the 7 Hermetic principles and astrology integrate, and how these principles allow us to achieve a deeper and greater awareness of how astrology works and what it is. We will also see how astrology sheds light on the 7 Hermetic principles and equally allows us to understand them fully, to give us a greater understanding of ourselves and the universe.

Israel Ajose, D. Psych. Astrol, is an astrological teacher, transpersonal therapist, consultant, and director of Astrology of the (Psyche) Soul. He has been practicing since 2007, after studying and completing full honours in psychological astrology at The Centre of Psychological Astrology (CPA). Skilled in the art and science of astrology & tarot, his aim is to teach and help others and give positive guidance and understanding to many of life’s issues, problems and difficulties. He examines the issues of clients from a more transpersonal, spiritual, philosophical and psychological perspective to help and guide you through the journey of life.

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Mystery Charts Discussion – Simeon Posner & Sven Haile

Astrolodge9 June -  8.30pm

The return of the popular whole group chart discussion led by Simon and Sven, where the audience tries to deduce the unique characteristics and identity of mystery charts. During this entertaining chart discussion, there is going to be a grand trine in the sky with Moon in Scorpio, Mercury retrograde in Cancer and stationary Neptune in Pisces – ideal conditions for honing your interpretation skills!

Sven has been a student of esotericism since almost 30 years and much to his own mystery has a keen interest in astrology. Most recently, he was the Membership Secretary on the Lodge committee.

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