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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Classic lecture: Ronald Davison ‘A profile of John Dee’ – Steve Judd

Steve-Judd1st June 2015 – 7pm

As part of our ongoing centenary celebrations, Steve will present Ronald Davison’s classic lecture about the Elizabethan magus John Dee.

Steve Judd is an astrologer with 30 years’ experience bringing astrology to the world with consulting rooms in Bath, UK. He works on character analysis, past explanation, present expansion and future exploration, relationship interaction and locational issues using AstroCartoGraphy. He has an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology from Bath Spa University, and runs the Green Gathering with others.

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Astronomy for Astrologers I: Introduction to the solar system – Steve Cahill

ALL_Logo1st June 2015 – 8.30

This class will cover the solar system, the zodiac belt and terms such as geocentric, star, apogee, perigee, aphelion & perihelion

Steve Cahill: My career was in I.T. but I came to Astrology in 1994 and studied with the FAS for 7 years. Encouraged to take one-to-one lessons in Astronomy in preparation for the Faculty’s exam paper, I was introduced to Mary Dowton who explained everything very clearly. From that friendship our book “The Astrologer’s Textbook of Astronomy” was born. I have given talks not only on theoretical astronomy but also chart calculation.

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Oh Phiuchus! – Helene Schnitzer

Helene Schnitzer

Helene Schnitzer

8th June 2015 – 7pm

The constellation Ophiuchus is precariously balanced on the threshold of the ecliptic. But is the Snake Bearer in or out? Tonight we will have a closer look at whether Ophiucus has a foot in the door.

Helene Schnitzer has been studying the Art since her teenage years in Germany and has worked as a professional astrologer since 1986. After moving to the UK in 2001, she was an active member of the Astrological Lodge until 2008. These days, Helene lives and works in Glastonbury, Somerset. She will be available for readings during her stay in London.

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Astronomy for Astrologers II: Co-ordinate systems – Steve Cahill

ALL_Logo8th June 2015 – 8.30

This class will cover circles, parallels, meridians, co-ordinates and the four co-ordinate systems: terrestrial, equatorial, ecliptic & horizon.

Steve Cahill: My career was in I.T. but I came to Astrology in 1994 and studied with the FAS for 7 years. Encouraged to take one-to-one lessons in Astronomy in preparation for the Faculty’s exam paper, I was introduced to Mary Dowton who explained everything very clearly. From that friendship our book “The Astrologer’s Textbook of Astronomy” was born. I have given talks not only on theoretical astronomy but also chart calculation.

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Sex & Threesomes – Sharon Knight

Sharon_Knight15th June 2015 – 7pm

Taking a light hearted look at the Traditional concept of Sect and Triplicity rulers and how they can be used to throw a light on the quality of life, love and events in our charts.

Sharon Knight is a professional qualified astrologer with over twenty years experience. She initially studied with the Faculty of Astrology gaining her Intermediate Diploma, before taking her QHP with Olivia Barclay.  She also holds an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology. Sharon is a Fellow of the Association of Professional Astrologers International and is Chair of the same.  In the past, Sharon taught Astrology at Adult Education classes in London and tutored on the QHP course.  She has written columns for women’s magazines, newspapers and various astrological journals. She specialises in Horary and Electional astrology and has a wide client base with clients from all over the world.
Website: www.astrologersharon.co.uk

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Steve Cahill: Astronomy for Astrologers III: Sun, Earth, Moon

ALL_Logo15th June 2015 – 8.30

This class will cover the different types of years, the different types of months, the lunation cycle & the eight phases of the moon

Steve Cahill: My career was in I.T. but I came to Astrology in 1994 and studied with the FAS for 7 years. Encouraged to take one-to-one lessons in Astronomy in preparation for the Faculty’s exam paper, I was introduced to Mary Dowton who explained everything very clearly. From that friendship our book “The Astrologer’s Textbook of Astronomy” was born. I have given talks not only on theoretical astronomy but also chart calculation.

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William Lilly: The man who saw the future – Catherine Blackledge

CatherineBlackledge22nd June 2015 – 7pm

Prediction is a word that astrologers often avoid, but prediction is at the heart of William Lilly’s astrology. Thanks to his accurate forecasts, Lilly rose to become the most famous man in 17th-century England and its greatest magus. Discover the seven predictions that secured his success, and how he enthralled the war-torn nation.

Dr Catherine Blackledge is a writer whose career and interests span the worlds of science and the occult. Her most recent book is The Man Who Saw the Future: a biography of William Lilly (2015); reviews include ‘beautifully written, it is a genuine page turner’ Clare Martin; ‘an exceptional biography’ the American Federation of Astrologers; ‘fascinating and wonderfully well written’, Jonathan Cainer and ‘Captivating reading’, Frank Clifford. Her first book The Story of V (2003), an internationally acclaimed cultural history of the vagina, has been translated into ten languages. She has a science degree and PhD and has been a student of astrology for over a decade.

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Astronomy for Astrologers IV: The Celestial Sphere – Steve Cahill

ALL_Logo22th June 2015 – 8:30pm

This class will cover the five Great Circles and their intersection points, Diurnal Motion, Diurnal Circle, Diurnal Star, Circumpolar Star, Culmination, Anti-Culmination

Steve Cahill: My career was in I.T. but I came to Astrology in 1994 and studied with the FAS for 7 years. Encouraged to take one-to-one lessons in Astronomy in preparation for the Faculty’s exam paper, I was introduced to Mary Dowton who explained everything very clearly. From that friendship our book “The Astrologer’s Textbook of Astronomy” was born. I have given talks not only on theoretical astronomy but also chart calculation.

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