Open Evening – Free Admission

Astrolodge8th September 2014 — 7pm

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!

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1066 versus 1776 – Ken Bowser

Kenneth_Bowser15 September 2014 — 7pm

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

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Things fall apart; the Centre Cannot Hold– Pluto and Charon as a binary system -Diane Conway

Diane_Conway27th October 2014 — 7pm

The Pluto-Charon system is one of the Solar System’s few binary systems.  Each is tidally locked to the other. Because of this, the rotation period of each is equal to the time it takes the entire system to rotate around its common centre of gravity.  Pluto orbits a point outside itself. This and the large size of Charon relative to Pluto has led some astronomers to call it a ‘dwarf double planet’.

West Somerset astrologer Diane Conway has been a Distance Learning Tutor for the Faculty of Astrological Studies since she gained their Diploma in 2010.

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Traditional techniques for the modern astrologer: Part III – Kim Farnell

Kim Farnell27th October 2014 — 8.30pm

An introduction to traditional fields of astrology such as horary, electional and decumbiture.

Modern astrologers can find traditional techniques baffling. Obscure terms are used and strange methods are employed. This set of classes outlines the traditional approach to astrology in a straightforward manner and examines where it differs from modern approaches.
Kim Farnell is the President of the ALL, and has several books to her credit.

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6th House: is everything under control? – Miloslawa Krogulska

Miloslawa_Krogulska3rd November 2014 — 7pm

The 6th house is commonly referred to as the house of health, work and… trouble. But if we dig deeper we found true diamonds here. The ruler and planets inside this house show us unique ways to organize our life and be a strong, stable and responsible person, who is well prepared for the 7th house interactions.

Miłosława Krogulska is a Polish astrologer and astrology teacher in Warsaw School of Astrology. Her books and articles have been published in nationwide press, and her TV/radio appearances popularize astrology in Poland. She is often asked to make comments about celebrities and politicians from an astrological point of view. She is also a co-founder of the Polish Astrological Association. She has been a member of British Astrological Association since 2002. She lives and works in Warsaw, Poland.

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Annual General Meeting

Astrolodge3rd November 2014 — 8:30pm

Annual General Meeting

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The identity of the working astrologer – Demian Allan

Demian_Allan10th November 2014 – 7 PM

Demian Allan’s lecture explores how astrology has changed over the last thirty years, looking at how it is seen in the public eye. He will compare how a greater awareness of its academic background contrasts with the media’s view of astrology as just another divination.
How does the professional astrologer respond to the demands and expectation of clients in the 21st century? Does this now mean that our astrological past lineage with astrologers like William Lilly gives the key to the identity of the professional astrologer for the future?

Demian Allan is the President of the British Astrological Psychic Society (BAPS). He is the resident astrologer for Watkins Books and the Channel 4 News political astrologer. Demian’s first book The Astrological Dynamics of the Universe was published in 2012.

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War in Heaven – Israel Ajose & Derek Norcott

ALL_Logo17th November 2014 – 7 PM

Placidus, Koch, Equal, Whole Sign. Astrologers are passionate about the house system they use. Israel and Derek thrash it out for quadrants versus equal divisions, keeping it relatively non-technical.


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

Derek Norcott has studied and researched astrology since 1969. He is self-educated and has a large collection of books on astrology. He comes from an IT background. A stalwart of the Astrological Lodge, Derek has presented charts discussion and a seminar at the Lodge, and is a regular contributor of articles for the Quarterly. He is also a member of the Astrological Association.

Derek researches astrology and keeps a diary and urges other astrologers to do so too, as it is one of the best methods of testing astrology to one’s personal satisfaction.

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The King of the Chart Part II or the Atmakaraka : Soul Significator of one’s Destiny – Sonal Sachdeva

SonalSachdeva17th November 2014 – 8:30 PM

In the ancient Jyotish Vedic system,  the planet with highest longitude in terms of degrees is of huge importance. It is rightly called the “King” of the chart, as it calls us into action, shapes our choices , our character and consequently our destiny.
Interaction between the Atmakaraka or the Soul’s significator and his “Minister” (the planet with the second highest degree in the chart) determine the karmic script mapped out in the nativity.

Originally a systems analyst and a systems, database and a website designer, Sonal has worked and lived all over the world. Her life experiences in India, Far East, North America, Europe gave impetus to the desire to connect with people from eclectic backgrounds. This spurred her into the study of astrology and making films to express her thoughts and emotions about the many interesting facets of people she has come in contact with.

Her own reflections into self has also led her to become a practicing psychological astrologer and to be trained at the Centre for Psychological Astrology (CPA).
Sonal runs a group called Circle of Divine – – which does seminars, video podcasts and launching a range of products called Astro Essences, which are facial and wellbeing oils according to one’s Sun, Moon & Ascendant signs.

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Sexuality in the Chart – Jaki Windmill

Jaki_Windmill24th November 2014 – 7 PM

What fires your libido? A look at how the components of the birth chart contribute to the expression and experience of sexuality.

Astrologer, Shamanic Practitioner, Musician and Writer .
Originally from St.Ives in Cornwall but living in Brighton, Jaki Windmill has also worked in Mexico and California. She received the Diploma from the Faculty of Astrological Studies in 1998 (Margaret Hone award that year).

Jaki writes, teaches, runs astrological and shamanic workshops and does private consultations on phone and Skype. She has spoken about astrology on BBC Radio, including doing ‘on the spot’ consultations live on air. She has lectured frequently on both Sex and Creativity in the chart. She offers Astro/Drama and Astro/Shamanic workshops also (recently particularly on the Moon and Ascendant).  She writes astrological articles and has contributed to astrological teaching manuals (in particular the Astrological Great Cycles for the astrology She has taught Mundane Astrology for the Faculty of Astrology and lectured at the Summer School at Jesus College Oxford on Creativity and the Moon. She works with the Wheel of Astrologers at Glastonbury and other festivals every year (workshops, lectures and readings since 1994).

Jaki is interested in hidden chart potential – particularly Creativity and Sexuality. She often combines shamanic and astrological principles in consultation.  She offers Shamanic journeying and soul retrieval.

She has long experience teaching drama and has worked as a professional actress. She is a working musician, mainly with rock bands. She has written a children’s book, Fairy and Foul of St Ives (and has almost completed another in the same genre). She was a contributor to The Secondary School Assembly Files from 2000 to 2013 (Optimus Publishing).

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