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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The Astrology of Crime – Frank Clifford and Stefanie James

frankClifford21st September 2015 – 8.30PM

So many non-astrological factors come into play in the development of a criminal personality and lifestyle, but what kind of insights can astrology offer into those who break the law in serious ways? Do certain types of criminal share astrological themes or placements? In this class, Stefanie and Frank will look at the horoscopes and life stories of a handful of notorious criminals.

Stefanie James has been interested in the psychology of crime for a number of years. She trained at the London School of Astrology and completed an online year with the CPA. Her website is www.stelliumastrology.com

Frank Clifford runs courses and seminars at the LSA, which he’s owned for 12 years. www.londonschoolofastrology.co.uk

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Brighton Convention

bright26th September 2015

One day seminar hosted jointly with the Brighton Astrology Group


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When an Astrologer Speaks.. Carter Memorial lecture – Claire Chandler

Claire Chandler28th September 2015 – 7PM

Power surrounds the astrologer, and an understanding of the nature of power is essential. We must recognise the constraints that frame our practice; we cannot choose to ignore them for they will not ignore us. Knowledge is Power.

Claire Chandler MA, D.F.Astrol.S is currently a political activist, astrologer and project manager based in London. She is particularly interested in historical cycles and how astrology can help us explore our personal and collective narratives. She was President of the Astrological Lodge of London from 2002-08 and completed her MA in Cultural Astronomy in 2013. Her website is www.clairechandler.com

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Astrology and Addiction – Frank Clifford and Tarlok Boyton-Singh

frankClifford28th September 2015 – 8.30PM

Are there reliable astrological significators for addiction? Do they vary if the addiction is gambling or sex rather than drink and drugs? Do planets/signs other than Neptune/Pisces appear strong in these charts? In this class, Tarlok and Frank will introduce a handful of charts and case studies of addicts.

Tarlok Boyton-Singh has worked in the field of addiction for 20 years as a psychiatric nurse and later as an addictions therapist. He studied at the London School of Astrology. http://addictionastrology.wordpress.com

Frank Clifford is an astrologer and palmist who has written on both subjects. Email: info@flareuk.com, Twitter: AstrologerFrank

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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.

Bio
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.
www.flare.com

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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.”
Bio
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
www.westernsiderealastrology.com

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