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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Astrology and Counselling: Psychological Impacts – Mark Jones

MarkJones30th November 2015 – 7PM

Psychotherapist and astrologer Mark Jones considers the core relationship between psychology and astrology, increasing our understanding of the potential that exists for transformation within an astrology reading.

Mark Jones is an astrologer, Psychosynthesis therapist and hypnotherapist based in Bristol, England, and working with clients and students all over the world. Mark is a regular speaker and workshop leader in Europe and North America. Mark’s first book explains his approach -Healing the Soul: Pluto, Uranus and the Lunar Nodes.

Mark’s second book The Soul Speaks: the Therapeutic Potential of Astrology, explores the transformative power of the natal chart reading. Mark has chapters in Astrology: the New Generation, Transpersonal Astrology, and Insights into Evolutionary Astrology.

Mark is available for readings, astrology tuition and Astrological Counselling and has many resources for students (including audio tuition programs) on his website:

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In the Astrologer’s Chair – Wanda Sellar

Wanda_Sellar30th November 2015 – 8:30PM

…is a live reading between astrologer and client looking at one particular area of the chart. Our first exploration will examine the Sun sign and what it signifies in the chart.

Wanda Sellar is a past president of the Astrological Lodge of London and has been the editor of the AA’s ‘Astrology and Medicine Newsletter’ for over 18 years. In the
last two years she has taught astrology in Japan, the second time not long after the tsunami!  She is interested in both traditional and esoteric astrology. Wanda has
written three books on astrology – her latest on Decumbiture has just been published She has also recently launched a Medical Astrology course.

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Predicting 2016 with Jupiter in Virgo and Libra – Jessica Adams

Jessica-Adams7th December 2015 – 7PM

In 2016 Jupiter will trigger the charts of generations born with Virgo and Libra outer planets. Come along and add your predictions to the talk. How will these cycles work in your own horoscope? All the dates you need for the year ahead, including some historic aspects.

Jessica Adams B.A. is the author of 2020 Vision and Handbag Horoscopes (Penguin) and Essential Astrology for Women (HarperCollins). She is the astrologer for Cosmopolitan magazine and her website is

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Christmas Party

7th December 2015 – 8:30PM

Open to all. Please bring a vegetarian item of  food or soft drink as a contribution. The entry fee will be £1 higher this evening.

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Astrologers Feast

Painter-Stainers17th December 2015

Painters Hall, 9 Little Trinity Lane, London EC4 2AD

In the 17th century astrologers such as William Lilly and Elias Ashmole gathered to eat drink and talk all things astrology. Join us in our centenary celebration as we recreate this event from the golden age of astrology.

A 17th century menu will be served, with options for vegetarians. We will raise a toast to 100 years of astrology at the Lodge, friends present and past and our success in the forthcoming century.

Guests are requested to wear 17th century costume. Advice on costuming is available, including a separate leaflet. Non-Western 17th century costume is acceptable. If you really, really insist on not dressing up, formal wear will be grudgingly accepted.

Costume Information

This is a once in a lifetime event and tickets are limited. Book early to secure your place!

Toastmaster: Bernard Eccles

Speakers include: Jessica Adams, Patrick Curry and Kim Farnell

Wandering fortune teller: Chris Michell

Music by: The Lovekyn Consort (


Payment Options

Discounts of 20% available for block bookings of four or more. Please contact us at prior to making your booking stating the names of the people who the bookings are for and whether they are members or non-members.

If you wish to make payments direct to our bank account, please email and we will supply you with the details you need.

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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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