Open Evening

5th September 2016 – 7:00PM

The Open Evening is a free introductory evening for the Astrological Lodge describing what we do, and the structure of the evening, namely two lectures and a free Beginners’ class.  Lectures at the Astrological Lodge are open to everyone, but membership entitles a lower entrance fee. New memberships are for a year from September onwards. Attendance gives the opportunity to meet other like-minded people.

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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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Prince and David Bowie – Babs Kirby

Babs-Kirby26th September 2016 – 7:00pm

The deaths of David Bowie and Prince were shocking and their Solar Returns will be discussed, alongside their secondary progressions, to illustrate how these two techniques complement each other while offering subtly nuanced and different information.

Babs Kirby MA,D.F.Astrol.S.Hon R.C Astrol. (www.babskirby.com) is a writer, lecturer and astrologer and has lectured extensively within the U.K. and at numerous international conferences. Her books include ‘Interpreting Solar and Lunar Returns – A Psychological Approach,’ ‘Experiential Astrology and 21st Century Star Signs.’ She is an Urania Trust trustee, (www.urantrust.org) which supports various astrological endeavours.

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Cosmology (1) – Gill Dorren

Gill Dorren26th September 2016 – 8:30pm

Gill will be looking at current Cosmological thinking but through the eyes of an astrologer. Tonight Gill will discuss the tools we will need as we venture back through space time: looking at the elements, quadruplicities, polarities and the Vedic tatvas, along with Western traditional humours

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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The Healing Power of Astrology – Roy Gillett

Roy-Gillett3rd October 2016 -7:00pm

 Recent political and social turmoil in the UK and the wider world would have been both foreseeable and avoidable, if astrological understanding had been wisely applied. Roy will explain why and look ahead to see how it can help us do better in the future.

Roy is President of The Astrological Association and an international speaker. He has been publishing mundane projections since 1979 and writing The Astrological Journal’s “Working with the Planets” column since 2002. His astrology books are: “The Secret Language of Astrology”, “Astrology and Compassion the Convenient Truth”, “Economy, Ecology and Kindness” and, just published to address the world’s current predicament(s), “Reversing the Race to Global Destruction.                                

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Cosmology (2) – Gill Dorren

Gill Dorren3rd October 2016 – 8:30pm

As we journey through space/time on the rocket The Zodiac; from the singularity to the beginning of the structures of galaxies: we will look astrologically at the Macrocosm of the Universe and the Microcosm of Quantum mechanics.

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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Carter Memorial Lecture: The Elegant Universe – Christeen Skinner

Christeen Skinner - April 201310th October 2016 – 7:00pm 

When we gather at these Monday evening events we revive our love affair with astrology and share our awe of the Music of the Spheres. Across disciplines and in the wake of the Uranus-Pluto square, mankind is down-loading information that draws attention to the Elegance of the Universe.

Christeen Skinner is author of the Financial Universe (published 2004) in which she forecast the global financial crisis. She works in London, and has a broad clientele: from City traders, to entrepreneurs and private investors​. Christeen was Chair of the Astrological Association of Great Britain, is a Trustee of the Urania Trust and is Director of Cityscopes London which specialises in future-casting. She publishes a free monthly newsletter and offers courses on financial astrology.

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