12th Astrology and Healing Seminar

26th June 2016

10.00 to 17.00

At the Theosophical Society

50 Gloucester Place W1U 8 EA

Speakers:
Laura Boomer Trent: The Astrological Process of Death and Dying

Marcos Patchett: A Digression of Plagues: the astrology of epidemics

Damian Rocks: Astrology and Ayurveda

Nicola Smuts: Moon/Saturn – the Concept of “Not Enough” and How That Plays Out in the Charts of Those Suffering From Infertility

Tickets:
Advance Tickets: £35 Members, £40 Non-members
Prices at the Door: £40 Members, £45 Non-Members
The doors open at 9.30 am for an early coffee.
A vegetarian buffet lunch is included in the price!

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The astrological process of death and dying

Laura-Boomer-TrentDeath is often taboo a subject. Yet dying is a process we all go through, without exception. In this talk Laura looks at what happens to the everlasting spirit and (almost) immortal soul as a physical body prepares to be released. This is not a talk on when one might die, thought there are various techniques that do show potential timing, more a sharing of astrological insight into creating a ‘healthy’ death, and the different phases of letting go when preparing for an afterlife, to rest in peace. Being aware of what lies ahead also helps to live fully present in the moment, with courage and without fear.

Writer, astrologer and teacher, Laura Boomer-Trent has an arts background with an earlier career in film, television and video. Involved with the holistic world for nearly 30 years, her astrological mentor was the late Howard Sasportas, co-founder of the Centre of Psychological Astrology. Since studying at the ‘Tibetan Medical and Astro-Science Institute’ in India 1996-97, Laura synthesises Western astrology with Eastern philosophy and associated healing arts (Chinese, Vedic and Tibetan). She also pioneered astrology on television with C4’s ‘Astrology Show’ in 1990, and was BBC astrologer for ‘Good Morning…’ Laura also has a busy consultation practice, dividing her time between London and France.

A Digression of Plagues: the astrology of epidemics

MarcosPatchettTraditional astrology was most concerned with timing the appearance and analysing the causality of major epidemics such as the ‘Black Death’ and syphilis. The same techniques can be used to predict and investigate epidemics today. Medical herbalist and astrologer Marcos Patchett shows how.

Writer, astrologer and teacher, Laura Boomer-Trent has an arts background with an earlier career in film, television and video. Involved with the holistic world for nearly 30 years, her astrological mentor was the late Howard Sasportas, co-founder of the Centre of Psychological Astrology. Since studying at the ‘Tibetan Medical and Astro-Science Institute’ in India 1996-97, Laura synthesises Western astrology with Eastern philosophy and associated healing arts (Chinese, Vedic and Tibetan). She also pioneered astrology on television with C4’s ‘Astrology Show’ in 1990, and was BBC astrologer for ‘Good Morning…’ Laura also has a busy consultation practice, dividing her time between London and France.

Marcos Patchett, BA, BSc.
Marcos is a medical herbalist and medical astrologer. He received several academic awards while studying herbal medicine, and gained the London School of Astrology’s Certificate in 2006, since when he has developed his knowledge of traditional astrology through reading, home study, and experience in practice. He is particularly interested in the practical application of astrology, specialising in medical and horary techniques, which he uses primarily as an adjunct in the treatment of private herbal medicine clients. He is currently a clinic supervisor for Middlesex University’s herbal medicine BSc & MSc courses, and practices from Neal’s Yard remedies’ Therapy Rooms in Covent Garden. Marcos is currently conducting clinical research on the possible benefits of chocolate in sickle cell anaemia, while studying medieval & classical medical astrology, and writing his first book on the pharmaceutical history & usage of cacao.

http://marcostheherbalist.com

http://www.associationofmasterherbalists.co.uk/practitioners/herbalist/79/marcos_patchett

http://herbalhivsupport.com

Astrology and Ayurveda

Damian-RocksAyurveda (The Science of Life) is the oldest system of medicine in the world and has deep astrological roots. In fact, Ayurveda is the only contemporary health-care system which still incorporates astrology for diagnosis and patient care. As such it is important from both an historical and applied perspective. Learn more about this ancient and practical approach to health. Discover how you can integrate astrological principles with an holistic approach to your wellness that can be integrated at an everyday level.

Damian Rocks is a professional astrologer, teacher and writer. He runs a busy practice in Sydney, Australia and manages www.starslikeyou.com.au, a well known website visited by thousands of people each month. His focus is client-centered, with an emphasis on astrology, health and wellbeing.

In 2014 Damian opened his own wellness centre in Sydney dedicated to holistic health and astrology. He holds an MA from Bath Spa University England (Cultural Astrology and Astronomy), Adv Dip Ayurveda, an FAA Diploma of Astrology and in 2012 was awarded the FAA Gold Medal for Excellence.

He teaches a Diploma of Predictive and Therapeutic Astrology around the world and is available for private consultations, tuition and speaking engagements.

Moon/Saturn – the Concept of “Not Enough” and How That Plays Out in the Charts of Those Suffering From Infertility.

Nicola-SmutsA Moon/Saturn hard aspect in both male and female charts is the most common signature of fertility issues in my charts. I will explore how this plays out in the lived experience of infertility and the possible ways in which we can help clients deal with this.

 

Biography

Nicola Smuts is a consulting astrologer, living in the UK. She has a diploma from Rod Suskin School of Astrology in South Africa, and a medieval diploma from Astrologos in the UK. This year Nicola graduated from the University of Christchurch in Canterbury for a Master’s degree in Sacred Myth and Cosmology. Nicola lectures internationally on her fertility work, and her research and methods in this field are pioneering and unique.

Her success in diagnosing fertility issues in charts and finding potentially fertile times to try IVf and other reproductive treatments has been featured in mainstream press (Daily Mail UK, London Times UK, Sunday Times UK) magazines such as Marie Claire (SA), OVA (UK) Fertility Road (UK) and her work has been featured on national television in South Africa. Many couples are extremely grateful to her for the valuable, time-saving advice and recommendations she is able to provide, to maximise the potential for conception. Her practical knowledge of the process of IVF and other reproductive treatments is extensive, and her own personal experience of secondary infertility makes her a compassionate and caring professional.

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Astrology and Op Yewtree – Stefanie James

Stefanie-James27th June 2016

7:00PM

A look at the historic sex abuse scandal: Operation Yew Tree, and planetary influences that triggered the investigation and the mutual reception of Saturn in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn.

Stefanie is currently working towards a diploma at the London School of Astrology the Mercury Internet School of Psychological Astrology. Stefanie has been studying and researching astrology for the past 5 years and is currently seeing clients at her new practice in Greenwich.

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The Three Transpersonal Planets (Neptune) – Israel Ajose

Israel Ajose27th June 2016

8:30PM

Neptune: often referred to as the planet of illusion, mystery and the boundary dissolver. Neptune and his purpose in the natal chart by sign, house and aspects to the personal planets symbolises the collective consciousness striving to return to something greater than ourselves and the spiritual source.  Neptune signifies a vehicle for unity and transcendence by becoming an agent for the divine.

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. He is also the current secretary for the Astrological Lodge of London.

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The Great Escape and Grand Illusion – Ana Isabel

Ana-Isabel4th July 2016

7:00PM

What is addiction? Why do so many of us appear to be powerless in the face of compulsive behaviour? In this talk, Ana Isabel looks at how understanding Neptune and Pluto can help answer these compelling questions.

Ana Isabel is an Analytical Hypnotherapist, Astrologer, Astrology teacher and Broadcaster.  Ana is heard regularly on BBC radio and is now hosting Mind Matters, on the internet radio station: My Spirit Radio.  Ana combines hypnotherapy and astrology to help unblock repressed aspects of our personality. She is also working on the links between the birth chart, past lives and life between lives.

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The Three Transpersonal Planets (Pluto) – Israel Ajose

Israel Ajose4th July 2016

8:30PM

Pluto: provides us with the journey into the underworld. The path of individuation leads us straight through the underworld but the shadowy and destructive forces of life must be conquered and subdued. The most powerful and dark planet is viewed by house, sign and aspects to the personal planets to shed light on our ability and need for transformation and to find the hidden wealth deep within our psyche.

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. He is also the current secretary for the Astrological Lodge of London.

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Exact Degrees of Replenishment and Success – Sonal Sachdeva

SonalSachdeva11th July 2016

7:00PM

The Myth of Puskhara is deeply connected with Brahma, the creator and Brihaspati, Jupiter and the specific degrees it traverses the Zoadiac. These degrees grant great beneficence and luck. They have power to cleanse and ban ish all the angst and afflictions, this bringing extremely auspicious results especially when other factors may not hold such promise!

Sonal Sachdeva is a new media enthusiast, filmmaker and practices Jyotish (Vedic Astrology). She studied under Liz Greene at the CPA. Her films/Videos deal with social issues, the environment, and the ways people from different cultures live, think and feel. In 2010 she founded a group Circle of Divine Astrology, which holds events, discussions, talks and multimedia projects in London. Circle of Divine Video project online has been the first of its kind to document interviews with not just Astrologers, but practitioners of alternative healing arts from all around the world. In the year 2013, Circle of Divine Astro Essences were launched. They are 100 percent pure Moisturising Oil blends for nourishing the skin and promoting emotional well-being. Each of the 12 oil blends are uniquely hand-made, high vibrational, mantra-infused and are tailored to the placement of Sun, Moon or Ascendant.

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Summer Party

ALL_Logo11th July 2016

8:30PM

Summer Party

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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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