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

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Electric Universe Theory – Steve Pank

Steve-Pank12th October 2015 – 7PM

Recent discoveries have shown that deep space is filled with electrically charged particles and energy fields. Steve will explore the momentous implications this has for astronomy and astrology.

Steve Pank has worked as a therapist and counsellor.  He has always been interested astronomy,  and  in the radical theories of Wilhelm Reich and James Lovelock.   He is currently researching the recent  discoveries of electrical forces and plasma fields in deep space, and the way in which they change our view of what space is.

Since the building of the huge telescopes at Mt Wilson and  Mt Palomar in the last century, astronomers have observed huge plasma clouds and  electric filaments, 10 to 20 light years across.  The electric field known as the solar wind, flows out from the sun to form the heliosphere, a bubble of energy which extends  beyond the dimensions of the solar system.

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Group Chart Discussion – Simeon Posner and Israel Ajose

Israel Ajose12th October 2015 – 8:30PM

Israel and Simon will present charts and discuss the people and mundane events that are making the news  in the world at present.

Israel Ajose D.Psych.Astrol. is an astrological teacher, transpersonal therapist, consultant, and director of Astrology of the (Psyche) Soul, and has been practicing since 2007, after studying and completing full honours in psychological astrology at The Centre of psychological astrology. 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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Cyber Convention

17th October 2015

Ever wished you could attend the Lodge but live too far away?

Our first online conference offers four lectures and you can book single talks or the whole day. (Don’t worry, there will be tea breaks!) Numbers will be limited, allowing for questions and discussion, so please book early.

All you need is a computer, internet connection and speakers or headphones.

Israel Ajose11am – 12 noon: Israel Ajose – The astrology of finance, work and vocation

Are you living your true vocation? Do you know your true talents and are you truly expressing them? Are you feeling lost in terms of your life direction and need to know what you need to be doing?

The universe has a infinite abundance amount of wealth, and you’re entitled to an infinite portion. In this lecture, Israel will explore and show you how to realise, recognise and claim your cosmic wealth. He will discuss how to live according to your true talents and your vocation, and how you can maximise who you truly are – and live to your full potential of your birth chart.

Kim Farnell1 pm – 2 pm: The Time is Right: An Introduction to Electional Astrology – Kim Farnell

Astrologers are very good at analysing what has already happened when looking at charts, but we don’t always want to look backwards. Everything that has a beginning can have a chart. And if you want a particular type of beginning, you can choose that chart. Electional astrology is the art of choosing the optimum moment for something to happen. And some of the techniques used are surprisingly simple. In this talk, we will look at a variety of different methods and ways in which we can apply them. We will begin with quick and dirty techniques (such as planetary hours and Moon phases), before moving on to more detailed chart analyses.

JulianVenables2: 30 pm – 3:30 pm: Neptune and the Tritons of Brighton – Julian Venables

Julian will be looking at Neptune’s placement in the Brighton horoscope as well as discussing the Tritons, the mythical fish on the Brighton & Hove heraldic crest that pulled Neptune’s chariot through the sea. He will be looking into Neptune’s mystical influences and will also be looking at the upcoming Saturn/Neptune mutable square in 2016/2017 as it plays out on the world stage and in our own lives.

AdamSmith4pm – 5 pm: Jyotish for Western Astrologers – Adam Smith

Many Western astrologers wonder if there is a point to studying Jyotish, or whether it is simply the same drink in a different bottle. Looking at charts from both perspectives shows the distinct extra dimension to be gained from Jyotish, even while using familiar planets, signs and houses. Vedic astrology offers an interpretive and predictive scope that is priceless to any astrologer.

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Living well with ‘Alien’ worlds – Roy Gillett

Roy Gillett19th  October 2015 – 7PM

This autumn’s Jupiter, Mars and Neptune transits building with Saturn to a mutable T-square/grand cross in Spring 2016 could bring better understanding. Roy will explain how.

Roy Gillett B.Ed(Hons Ldn), ACII combines twenty years of experience in City of London business and school teaching with forty more as an astrologer and Buddhist. He is President of Britain’s The Astrological Association.He speaks for astrology on the media, is a regular presenter at international conferences and writes The Astrological Journal’s mundane astrology news column.  His Astrology and Compassion the Convenient Truth makes a powerful case for the central role of astrology in 21st century ideas and society.  His Economy, Ecology and Kindness (2009), compares astro-cycles with market theories and actions – especially between 1979 and 2024.

The Secret Language of Astrology (2011) is a beautifully accessible way to begin with astrology.     Email: – website:

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ALL_Logo19th  October 2015 – 8:30PM

Open to all, though only Lodge members are entitled to vote.

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The Astrology of Death and Dying – Sue Tompkins

Sue-Tompkins26th October 2015 – 7PM

Everything you wanted to know but had no-one to ask….a general examination of various aspects of the whole taboo subject of death and dying, what it may mean and what happens in your chart when others go and what happens in your chart when you go.  Richly illustrated and not as gloomy as it may sound.

Sue Tompkins has been a student of astrology for over forty years and a professional consultant, teacher and writer for more than thirty. Mostly known for her best-selling titles ‘Aspects in Astrology’ and ‘The Contemporary Astrologers Handbook’ she lectures around the world and has been the recipient of various awards. A Registered Homeopath, she is currently researching Medical Astrology.

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The Inbetweeners I: Moon and Ceres – Andrew Morton

Andrew Morton26th October 2015 – 8:30PM

With recent missions to Ceres, Pluto and comets, a new understanding of our solar system is evolving. Tucked amongst the Asteroid Belt is the beautifully intact dwarf planet Ceres. Why did she lay hidden for so long so close to home and how might she remind us of our Moon?

Andrew Morton is an astrologer from the United Kingdom.Andrew presents lectures, workshops and classes throughout England, Europe and North America on a variety of Astrological & closely related Astronomical topics and techniques. In 2012 he presented at UAC in New Orleans and SOTA in Niagara Falls on the hidden depths revealed through the insights of “Harmonic Astrology”. The scope of the material that he teaches is always geared to the level of understanding of his audience, and always accessible. With a highly engaging style of communication, Andrew has the unique ability to challenge seasoned astrologers whilst explaining subtle nuances to astrological newcomers.

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The Moon: Reflections upon the Soul of the Horoscope – Laura Boomer-Trent

Laura-Boomer-Trent2nd November 2015 – 7PM

As the radiant light of the Sun illustrates Spiritual strengths in the birth chart, so the Moon reflects upon the mysteries of the Soul and all it pertains to in this present life. as well as within the constant cycle of life, death and rebirth. For Luna is a magical and restorative, dependable magnifying mirror, amplifying contacting planets and providing regular windows of opportunity within a monthly cycle to align heart-mind and soul. In this talk Laura explores the Soul’s cosmic DNA by filtering Lunar cycles through astrology’s informative elements, signs, phases of the lunar month and the moon’s nodes, highlighting soul’s purpose, challenges, secrets, and gifts.

Writer, lecturer, artist and astrologer, Laura Boomer-Trent has an arts background and an earlier career in film and television. Laura views life through the compassionate Buddhist lens. She has been involved in the astrological world for nearly 30 years.  Since studying at His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s ‘Tibetan Medical & Astro Science Institute’ in India, 1996-97, she now integrates ancient Eastern healing arts, yogic and astrological – Tibetan, Indian and Chinese – with the practical teleology of western astrology and modern metaphysics.  Past media credits include innovating Britain’s only national television show dedicated solely to astrology, C4’s ‘Astrology Show’; for three years Laura was the BBC astrologer; and featured in the only tarot commercial to have run on Sky and Star TV.  She appeared on several radio shows and has written for many magazines; she has also co-authored two books on astrology.  Laura’s interest is in healing the heart-mind and body, Spirit and Soul, by connecting to the heavens in a manner that is as much psychological as is it spiritually evolutionary and experiential.

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