The Fascinating Conception Chart – Ana Andrade

16th January 7:00pm  

An illustration of the insight provided by the conception chart: its calculation, its comparison with the natal chart, how it reveals information in its returns and in synastry.


Ana is from Peru. She lived in Argentina for ten years during which time she studied at the Fundacion Centro Astrologico de Buenos Aires, (CABA), where she graduated in 2009 with a special mention. In 2010, Ana concluded the Postgraduate Program and became Professor of the Astrology and Intuition Seminar.  In 2011, she became an International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR) Certified Astrological Professional.  She also collaborated as professor in ISAA (Superior Institute of Astrology) in Argentina, leading workshops with a wide range of topics and she co-led the certificate workshop on Consulting Skills for the ISAR competency exam.  She has published, as co-author, in the March 2015 AFA Journal of Research, and in the ISAR journal (2013, 2014 and 2016).  Ana also contributed to the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR) in 2016 and to Infinity Astrological Magazine.  Ana participated as conference speaker in the 48th Annual Conference of the Astrological Association in UK.  Ana continues leading workshops and provides consultations intensively using asteroids in her practice.

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Crazy Times – Uranus Saturn – Kim Farley

16th January  8:30pm 

Kim’s talk will look at this combination in a handful of charts and reflect on its potential natally, as well as exploring some of the wider meanings held in the 45 year cycle. Since November 2016 we’ve been in the fire trine stage – what kind of harvest might we all be reaping from their 1988 conjunction in the very final degree of Sagittarius?

Kim discovered astrology at the end of the 1980s and since then it has enhanced her life in countless ways. She loves the intensity and connection of private consultation work as well as the joy of shared vision experienced in teaching regular London classes for both the LSA and FAS. She is currently the longest-serving Faculty class tutor and feels very privileged to have been able to introduce the subject to generations of beginners as well as to encourage and learn from students further down the path.  She has written course material and published various articles in addition to her booklet Astro Mind Maps and her chapter on forecasting in the recent book  ‘Journey Through Astrology’. Alongside her private practice and teaching, she has a second vocation as a funeral celebrant.

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South Node in Aquarius 2017, 2018 – Jessica Adams

23rd January 7:00pm 

The South Node in Aquarius in 2017 and 2018 will take you back to the past as everything you experienced in the years that Uranus and Neptune passed through Aquarius will return to you – particularly the years 1999 and 2000. What can you expect from the strange time warp that we’re about to see over the next two years?

Jessica Adams is the astrologer for international editions of Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire. She lives between Australia and England and is the author of Essential Astrology for Women (HarperCollins).

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Vakri Graha, the Retrograde Planets – Komilla Sutton

Komilla-Sutton18th April 2016


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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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

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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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1992 Carter Memorial lecture – Frank Clifford

frankClifford12th January 2015 7pm

Frank will present the 1992 Carter Memorial lecture by the late Dennis Elwell, entitled ‘From symbols to concepts’ which examines how astrology may develop in future. In the light of these ideas, Elwell’s chart will be discussed.

Frank Clifford has built a diverse career over the past 25 years as a writer, consultant, teacher, data collector, publisher and media astrologer-palmist. He has written fourteen volumes, published a further twelve by other authors under his Flare imprint, and given close to a thousand classes and seminars internationally since he began running The London School of Astrology in2004. Currently, he is writing for and editing The Mountain Astrologer, and launching his school in China.

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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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