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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The Central Place of Mercury in the Hermetic World View – Gary Canton

ALL_Logo15th September 2014 — 8:30pm

Eve Dembowski is unable to lecture for personal reasons.

The 8.30 lecture will now be: Gary Caton – The Central Place of Mercury in the Hermetic World View

Renaissance literature is littered with arcane figures with Mercury in a central place.

Closer examination of these figures reveals both classical astrological and literal astronomical correlations, including the six pointed Star of David which Mercury traces in the sky.

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Using Jupiter in Leo 2014-2015 – Jessica Adams

Jessica-Adams22nd September 2014 — 7pm

In September 2014, Jupiter will quincunx Pluto, quincunx Chiron and trine Uranus. And that’s just the start. The second Jupiter trine to Uranus in 2015 is even more exciting than the first, but how will all these transits affect you, and how will aspects from the asteroids add surprises?

Bio
Jessica Adams is the astrologer for Cosmopolitan and Harper’s Bazaar online in Britain and the author of the new Modern Astrology series for Destiny/Penguin to be released in 2015. She is a philosophy graduate from the University of Tasmania and her website is jessicaadams.com

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Lunar Gardening – Nick Kollerstrom

Nick_Kollerstrom22nd September 2014 — 8.30pm

Using the results of crop yields, Nick demonstrates how to make your garden produce bigger and tastier fruits and vegetables simply by using the Moon as a guide.

Bio
Nick Kollerstrom, PhD, has authored a lunar gardening guide for over 30 years. As director of New Alchemy Press, he has recently written and published a companion guide, Farmers’ Moon, which explains how it all works. Additionally, he has penned Interface, a collection of astronomical essays for astrologers.

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Fortune? Will you get any? – Sharon Knight

Sharon_Knight29th September 2014 — 7pm

Fortuna was a very important part in traditional astrology.  It indicated the type of wealth (if any) the native could expect. This didn’t always mean money!  We will discuss the reason for changing the formula for day and night charts.  The Circle of Athlea and the part it played in predicting the native’s future.  Then a rule of thumb guide to quickly working out the likely placement without a computer! Finally a look at some charts from times old and new to see how the Pars Fortuna played out and if it delivered the goods.

Bio
Sharon Knight has worked as a professional astrologer for over twenty three 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, and ran monthly workshops on traditional astrology.  Sharon has written columns for various women’s magazines, newspapers and astrological journals and has a regular slot on local radio.

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Astronomy for Astrologers, Part I – Nick Kollerstrom

Nick_Kollerstrom29th September 2014 — 8.30pm
Nick proposes a sacred marriage between the intuitive, spiritual, feminine art of astrology and the masculine, rational, science of astronomy in order to clear a path for a new universe to be born.

Bio
Nick Kollerstrom, PhD, has authored a lunar gardening guide for over 30 years. As director of New Alchemy Press, he has recently written and published a companion guide, Farmers’ Moon, which explains how it all works. Additionally, he has penned Interface, a collection of astronomical essays for astrologers.

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Carter Memorial lecture: The power degrees of the zodiac – Frank Clifford

frankClifford6th October 2014 — 7pm

The first and final degrees that bookend each of the signs carry specific and potent messages, whether in the natal horoscope or directed/progressed chart. Frank will present a range of horoscopes, supported by quotes and clips, to demonstrate the spectrum of meanings across these highly-charged degrees.

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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Astronomy for Astrologers, Part II – Nick Kollerstrom

Nick_Kollerstrom6th October 2014 — 8.30pm

Nick proposes a sacred marriage between the intuitive, spiritual, feminine art of astrology and the masculine, rational, science of astronomy in order to clear a path for a new universe to be born.

Bio
Nick Kollerstrom, PhD, has authored a lunar gardening guide for over 30 years. As director of New Alchemy Press, he has recently written and published a companion guide, Farmers’ Moon, which explains how it all works. Additionally, he has penned Interface, a collection of astronomical essays for astrologers.

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The Soul and the well-measured motion of the Heavens:Plato’s view of the soul’s incarnation – Tim Addey

Tim_Addey13th October 2014 — 7pm

Plato and the great thinkers of the Platonic tradition considered the core of the human being to be a soul – an immortal essence, self-motive, and rational.  In line with many great world religions and philosophies this soul was seen as not only making choices within a particular earthly life, but also of such lives.
In the Timaeus, Plato has the soul being shown the laws of fate at the very outset of her journey of many lives, while in the Republic he has the about-to-be-incarnated soul viewing the eight great orbs of the heavens – called in this passage, the Sirens.  This talk looks at the Platonic understanding of the human soul as a “child of the earth and of the starry heavens” – a creature able to embrace each life as a means of unfolding her potential, able to play a conscious part in the great cosmic drama, and able to form a series of “contracts with time” the signature of which we see in the birth horoscope.

Bio
Tim Addey is a regular lecturer on the Platonic tradition, and an author of several books on philosophy and mythology.  He is one of the founders of the Prometheus Trust and acts as the editor of its extensive publishing programme, as well as a tutor on its educational courses. Tim is the grandson of John Addey.

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