Traditional Astrology Day Tahran Read & Marcos Patchett


Traditional Astrology Day:

Life Revolutions: Mastering Profections & Solar Returns in Traditional Astrology

In this seminar, Tahran and Marcos outline the principal annual forecasting techniques in traditional astrology, combining annual profections and solar returns. Using practical examples and live chart reading, this one-day workshop will equip you to understand and use these traditional methods to make accurate predictions and action plans for the year ahead. An info booklet will be available for all attendees.

10:30 for a 11am start until 6.30 pm


Traditional Day




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Simon Forman and the ‘Prognostical Part of Physick’ – Barbara Dunn

24th April 2017 – 7PM

Examining a casebook entry for November 1597, this paper considers Forman’s methodology and practice, in particular his emphasis on changes in humoral physiologies wrought by the planets.

Astrology and Early Modern Medicine

…It is the cause of everi diseaze that we seeke, and that we ought to know, for Art sayth Tacke away the cause’: Simon Forman and the ‘Prognostical Part of Physick’.

Astrology was a culturally embedded and operationally critical part of early modern medicine,  invoked by a range of medical practitioners, such as astrologers, learned physicians, clergymen and various ‘irregulars’ and cunning-folk.  Invoking a patient entry from Simon Forman’s casebook (MS Ashmole 226 f.260r), this paper considers Forman’s methodology and practice, in particular his emphasis on changes in humoral physiologies wrought by the planets.

Having graduated from the London School of Economics, I was awarded a postgraduate scholarship from the Social Science Research Council. I subsequently undertook independent research into classical, Arabic and mediaeval astrological knowledge/practice, whilst pursuing a career as a freelance astrological consultant/columnist for UK/European publications. I am Principal of the Qualifying Horary Practitioner (QHP) and author of four astrology books, including Horary Astrology Re-Examined: The Possibility or Impossibility of the Matter Propounded, published in 2009.  In 2016 I graduated from Exeter University with a distinction for an MA in History. I am currently a PhD student investigating medical astrology, in receipt of a doctoral studentship from the Wellcome Trust.

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Houses: Angular (1) – Israel Ajose

24th April 2017 – 8:30PM

How planets work and manifest in the Angular, Succeedent and Cadent houses and how best to harness a better grip with the gods of these temples of the heavens.

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 Vice President for the Astrological Lodge of London.

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The Pervasive Power of the 9th House – Tahran Read

8th May 2017 – 7PM

What is the real meaning of cadency and how do we practically interpret their significations for clients? We explore a novel approach to unlock the power of the 9th house in a chart. This talk presents the pervasive influence of the 9th house on the primary paths of our life, and its important role as a guide to the practicing astrologer. Many case example charts are presented.

Tahran Read, DMA., DAS., is the owner of Spica Astrology, a professional astrological practice based upon a strong foundation in the tradition, combined with modern techniques that work in tandem to establish a pragmatic approach to astrology for the client. He has an engineering background in the oil and gas industry. He is currently pursuing in-depth studies into Vedic Astrology as a complement to his western astrological foundation. For more information about Tahran’s qualifications, publications, and speaking events, visit

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Houses: Succeedent (2) – Israel Ajose

8th May 2017 – 8:30PM

How planets work and manifest in the Angular, Succeedent and Cadent houses and how best to harness a better grip with the gods of these temples of the heavens.

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 Vice President for the Astrological Lodge of London.

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Planetary Strength – Sharon Knight

15th May 2017 – 7PM

Judgement in both Horary and Natal charts often depends on the strength and weakness of planets. What can the Dignities and Debilities tell us, as well as house position and Planetary Joys?

Sharon Knight has worked as a professional astrologer for over twenty years. Initially, she studied with the Faculty, passing the Intermediate Diploma before qualifying as a QHP with Olivia Barclay. She gained her MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology in 2004. She’s a Fellow of the Association of Professional Astrologers International and Chair of the same. In the past, Sharon taught Astrology at Adult Education classes, tutored on the QHP course, has spoken at the AA Conferences and at The Lodge. She’s written columns for various women’s magazines, newspapers and astrological journals, has a regular slot on local radio and runs workshops and classes on Traditional Astrology.

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Houses: Cadent (3) – Israel Ajose

15th May 2017 – 8:30PM

How planets work and manifest in the Angular, Succeedent and Cadent houses and how best to harness a better grip with the gods of these temples of the heavens.

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 Vice President for the Astrological Lodge of London.

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Secrets of Attraction – Wendy Stacey

22nd May 2017 – 7PM

What and who we are attracted can be explored through a multitude of factors in the birth chart.  This lecture will address the specific nature of attraction through various examples.

Have you ever wondered why we are more attracted to some people than others?  Or what the attraction is?  Why are we more compatible with some people be it partners, friends, colleagues or peers – and not so compatible with others? What and who we are attracted can be explored through a multitude of factors in the birth chart.  This lecture will address the specific nature of attraction through various examples.

Wendy Stacey, B.A, M.A, Dip LSA is the principal of the international Mayo School of Astrology and tutor for the London School of Astrology.  She is the Chairperson for the Astrological Association, has written over 50 articles for students in the ‘Astrological Journal’ and is the author of ‘Consulting with Astrology’ and ‘Uranus Square Pluto’. She has also contributed to ‘The New Generation’, and to OPA’s ‘The Professional Practice of Astrology’. Wendy holds an MA in cultural astronomy and astrology (2003) and has been researching birth times for over two decades which she is currently completing a PhD in.  In 2014 Wendy was the recipient of the UK’s Charles Harvey award for ‘Exception Service to Astrology’. Her website is www.wendystacey.com

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Chart Shapes (1) – Wanda Sellar

22nd May 2017 – 8:30PM

Planetary patterns in the chart, following upon the ideas of Mark Edmund Jones, not only have significance for character in general terms67yiu9 but are also a spur to interpretation. The example charts illustrate this premise.

Biography: Wanda Sellar, Dip.Astrol., Q.H.P., is a past president of the Astrological Lodge and current editor of the A.A.’s ‘Astrology & Medicine Newsletter. She has written three books on astrology: The Consultation Chart, Introduction to Medical Astrology and Introduction to Decumbiture. She is the principal of the Iceni Medical Astrology Course, and can be contacted on wandaelizabethsellar@gmail.com

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Vakri Graha, the Retrograde Planets – Komilla Sutton

Komilla-Sutton18th April 2016

7:00PM

Vakri means twisted, ambiguous and evasive. The quality of the planet changes when it retrogrades. Often people with retrograde planets hold back their true self and find it difficult to adjust to life. Understanding their impact makes us work outside the box and learn to cope with the nature of our planets.  Komilla will discuss their impact natally or by transit and how they are assessed in Vedic Astrology.

Komilla Sutton is an internationally renowned consultant, teacher and lecturer.  Her Academy teaches online study programs. She is the co-Founder & Chair of the British Association of Vedic Astrology, has been leading trips to India since 1999 and sponsoring Vedic Astrology Conferences.

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