NEW! Chart Discussion
This term the talks will be one hour, followed by half an hour discussing charts that are in the news. We will start on September 2nd looking at the upcoming Labour Leadership Election.
September 2nd: September Eclipses- Times of Change
A Talk by Pam Carruthers
Pam will look at the upcoming eclipses this month with the nodes at 0 degrees of Libra and Aries. Eclipses always represent change and they are a ‘wild’ card’. What will they mean for you?
- As the Nodes are in Libra and Aries what the September Solar Eclipses signify for relationships?
- What the Moon’s Nodes represent & Astronomy of Eclipses.
- The spiritual significance of a Solar eclipse-a portal opens.
- The Vedic myth ‘The Churning of the Oceans’ that explains the deeper meaning of eclipses
Pam Carruthers is a qualified professional Vedic and Western astrologer. She works from a spiritual perspective and is a student of A Course in Miracles. An experienced Life Coach and Trainer, Pam helps clients discover the hidden patterns that are holding them back in their lives. A consultation with her is a life enhancing and healing experience.
She facilitates a unique transformational workshop ‘Healing your Birth Story’ based on your birthchart.
Based in Hove, Pam has an international clientele working with Skype. Subscribe for her free YouTube videos on astrology. Contact her via her website www.healingstars.com
September 16th:Traditional Astrology for the curious
A Talk by Trav Travers
Just what is traditional astrology? This will be an introductory session on what it’s all about and what it has to offer. Trav will demonstrate its main principles for all levels of astrologers and show how some ancient astrological beliefs remain with us today. Astrology is alive and well.
Please note that Trav uses whole sign houses when looking at charts.
Trav Travers has been running his traditional astrology group “The Astrological Explorers” for several years, based in Sussex, looking at Natal, Mundane, Electional and Horary astrology through the ages, based on traditional source texts.
His interest in astrology originally started in childhood. A devotee and advocate of traditional astrology since 1990, Trav has studied with many well known traditional astrologers. He holds workshops, lectures and talks and still ‘does charts’. theastrologicalexplorer.co.uk
Astrology Day September 26th: Neptune
October 7th: Astrology and the English Poets
A Talk by Neil Spencer
From Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales to Shakespeare’s plays to Ted Hughes’ love poems to Sylvia Plath, astrology has shaped the work of English poetry down the centuries – something they don’t teach you in school.
Here Neil explores how star-craft inspired these and other poets like John Milton and W.B. Yeats, looking at both their horoscopes and the astrological content of their poems. An informed but playful lecture.
Neil Spencer is a journalist, screenwriter and astrologer. His work has appeared in many journals and he writes regularly for The Observer and Uncut. His book True As The Stars Above, Adventures in Modern Astrology (Gollancz 2000), will shortly be republished as an e-book shortly. His monthly Sun Sign forecasts are available free at www.neilspencer.com
October 21st: The Shoreham Air show crash and the occurrence of Black moon Lilith in aircraft crashes
A Talk by Hedley England
Hedley England has been studying astrology for over thirty years. He has an interest in finding new methods of prediction, to uncover why events happen and see what makes astrology tick.
He published a book ‘Degrees of Flight’ in 2004, exploring the links between aviation events and astrology, and discovered new prediction techniques and the importance of the black moon Lilith in aircraft crashes.
November 4th: Housing your Planets: everyday interpretations and spiritual perspectives
A Talk by Patricia Godden
Looking at the spiritual level of the action of the planets in the houses opens up another facet of chart interpretation. A spiritual interpretation of the twelve houses is presented together with examples of planetary placements. This can help a person understand what his or her soul is trying to learn from both opportunities and challenges in life. Known charts are used in illustration.
Scientist turned astrologer! Patricia worked in academic then industrial research for many years. After retraining, she ran a busy reflexology practice. She began studying astrology with the White Eagle School of Astrology, qualified in 2007 and works as a professional astrologer. Her first book has now been published www.patriciagodden.weebly.com
November 18th: The Astrologer and the Client
A Talk by Alan Card
After 40 years of giving readings Alan has gained many insights into the relationship between the Astrologer and the client, and tonight he will be revealing how he approaches a reading and giving several examples of how consultations can go. An fascinating evening with a seasoned astrologer that’s not to be missed!
Alan is a Brighton & Hove based astrologer who has been giving readings for 40 years. He used to write the ‘New Insight’ magazine horoscopes for 12 years and also presented a late night Juice Radio astrology phone-in for 8 years. These days he does most of his client work via Skype and in London.
December 2nd: The Fifth House and the Creative Imagination
A Talk by Carole Taylor
The 5th house is the idealised world of the child, encompassing all forms of creative expression, from the delight of the dressing-up box to the drama of pregnancy and childbirth.
As the house of theatre, it has a mythic and timeless quality – here we have both ‘plays’ and ‘play’, a world outside of ordinary life. It is a place where the light of the Sun is reflected, where we seek admiration, and where imagination connects us to the divine spark.
The psychologist Rollo May said that creativity is a yearning to reach beyond our death, an idea which sits well with the notion of the 5th as a house where creative output offers us a measure of immortality.
Carole Taylor, BA, FFAstrolS is Director of Studies and Summer School Organiser at the Faculty of Astrological Studies, as well as a tutor on its distance learning courses and classes in London. She is currently engaged in co-tutoring a series of eight-day courses for Heaven & Earth Workshops in Bali and Goa, and is completing a Masters in Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred at Canterbury Christ Church. She runs an astrological practice in West Sussex.
December 16th Our Christmas party!
Join us for wine, nibbles and astrological conversation with friends old and new! Come dressed as your Moon sign, and join in an astro themed quiz. £3 on the door.