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!
Era to era comparisons are best viewed in a sidereal format which preserves aspects eroded, and eventually erased by precession. This talk will show the astrological symbolism the Anglo-American relationship—what historians and politicians often call “the special relationship.”
Kenneth Bowser, author of An Introduction to Western Sidereal Astrology, has studied both astrology and ancient history for over forty years. Known for his careful scholarship in the field of ancient astrology, Ken lectures at astrological conferences in the US and Europe and regularly teaches classes on a variety of astrological subjects. His articles have appeared in American Astrology magazine, The Mountain Astrologer, The Siderealist, The Traditional Astrologer, Continuum, Realta, and The NCGR Newsletter. He can be reached at
Pam will look at the Venus Synodic Cycle and its connection with the myth of Inanna, the Queen of Heaven. Inanna descends to the Underworld and at 7 gates is stripped of her power and killed.
We can associate the conjunctions Venus makes each month with the Moon, with the 7 gates (or chakras) that Inanna passes through. The first corresponds to the crown chakra (she gives up her crown) and the last to the root, or sacral chakra (she gives up her life).
Venus is now transformed from her initiation with the Sun last year, and sets as an Evening Star. Over the next months she meets with the waxing Moon returning through the seven ‘gates’ in the reverse order as she regains her vestments and symbols of power.
See how this works in the chart of Henry VIII and the love affair that went so badly wrong with Anne Boleyn.
Pam Carruthers is a qualified professional Vedic and Western astrologer. She works from a spiritual perspective and is a student of A Course in Miracles. An experienced Life Coach and Trainer, Pam helps clients discover the hidden patterns that are holding them back in their lives. She specialises in healing the birth story. A consultation with her is a life enhancing and healing experience.
Based in Hove Pam works with clients internationally via Skype. Subscribe for her free MasterClass webinars on astrology at www.healingstars.com
As well as explaining what homeopathy is, what it can do and can’t do, Sue will discuss its similarities with astrology. She will also show a few patient cases with their horoscopes and discuss them from both perspectives.
Sue Tompkins is a Registered practising homeopath who discovered astrology in 1972 when she was a student nurse. A teacher and consultant for over thirty years, she has also had training in nutrition and psychology. She lectures widely at home and abroad and is the author of best-selling titles: The Contemporary Astrologer’s Handbook and Aspects in Astrology.
In 1936 the first ever British astrological conference was hosted by the Lodge in Harrogate. In memory of this, and to thank our friends in the north for their support over the years, we are holding a convention at the Crown Hotel, Harrogate.
Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA
The doors open at 9.30 for an early coffee. A vegetarian buffet lunch is included in the price.
A horoscope can also be seen as a clock, with development phases that we should all go through. Bruno Huber developed his theory of Age Progression based on this idea. This technique also works for companies and organisations. Faye will discuss the basics of this technique and give an example of someone who reached this ripe old age. She will also give a company example and then we will discuss what it might mean for the Lodge to be 100. And what of the future? Bring you charts with Koch houses.
FAYE COSSAR has been an astrologer for personal and business clients for over twenty-five years. Originally from New Zealand, she now lives in the Netherlands and runs the Amsterdam School of Astrology (www.asastrology.nl). She lectures worldwide and holds an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology from Bath Spa University. Her book, Using Astrology to Create a Vocational Profile: Finding the right career direction, was published in 2012. Faye’s websites are www.fayecossar.com and for business astrologywww.juxtaposition.nl.
The usual pattern for astrologers is to see a client once, with possibly follow-ups in 6 months or a year’s time. But sometimes issues arise that are unsatisfactorily dealt with in one consultation. This talk explores ways in which a few sessions of life coaching can be combined with astrology to enhance a client’s healing process.
Sue Merlyn Farebrother, DFAstrolS, MA, has been a professional astrologer, lecturer, tutor and tarot consultant for more than 20 years in private practice in London, UK. She teaches astrology for both the Faculty of Astrological Studies, where she trained, and the London School of Astrology (LSA). She also teaches courses in the tarot for the LSA and privately.
Sue gained a distinction for her Cultural Astronomy and Astrology MA dissertation (for the Sophia Centre) in 2007, which was on the links between astrology and tarot in the 19th century. Her beginners book, Astrology Decoded, was recently published by Rider/Random House to critical acclaim.
Continuing professional development is important to her, and she is currently finishing a Life Coaching course, having trained as a psychotherapist in Psychosynthesis in the 1980s. She plans to incorporate the coaching training into her work with astrological and tarot clients.
Traditional medical astrology enables the astrologer to predict and/or retrospectively analyse medical problems and treatment, so that with careful consideration it’s possible to identify the source, course and nature of any problems and potentials, whether they lie with the medical practitioner, the treatment, or the patient themselves. Medical herbalist Marcos Patchett illustrates some time honoured iatromathematical (medical astrology) techniques with consultation charts and case histories from his own client files.
Marcos Patchett is a practising medical herbalist and medical astrologer. He has clinical practices at Neal’s Yard remedies’ Therapy Rooms in Covent Garden and Notting Hill, and is currently a clinic supervisor for Middlesex University’s herbal medicine BSc & MSc courses. He is particularly interested in real-world practical application of astrology, specialising in medical and horary astrology, which he uses primarily as an adjunct in the treatment of private herbal medicine clients. Marcos achieved a scholarship to study herbal medicine at Middlesex University in 2001, was awarded the Herb Society’s national ‘Best 3rd year student’ Prize in 2004, graduated from Middlesex in 2005 with first class honours, and received the Elsevier publisher’s prize for herbal pharmacy. Marcos also gained the London School of Astrology’s Certificate in 2006, since when he has developed his knowledge of traditional astrology autodidactically, through reading, home study, and experience in practice. Marcos is currently writing his first book, on the medical history & usage of chocolate.
Physical symptoms can be seen as creative expressions of our charts and can act out our inner lives to an exactitude that is sometimes breath-taking. When we pay attention to our symptoms – and combine this with the insights of astrology – the deeper meaning and healing potential of our symptoms will become clear – and a great deal of suffering may be avoided. Using case histories, this lecture will explore how.
Jane Ridder-Patrick has trained as a pharmacist, naturopath, herbalist, psychotherapist and historian and writes, consults and lectures on astrology, its history and present-day psychological and medical applications in the UK and internationally. Her practice is in Edinburgh , where she also teaches astrology. She has a PhD from the University of Edinburgh and her best-known publication is A Handbook of Medical Astrology. Her specialities are medical, experiential and pro-active astrology.
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