Chairman Julian Venables has great pleasure in confirming the speakers for 2016 Autumn term Astrology talks in Brighton
Arrive at 7.30pm for the evening talks which begin at 7.45pm-9.15pm. The venue is the Cornerstone Community Centre Hove. See map>
Sept 7th: Hercules Labours: the Evolutionary Path round the Horoscope
A Talk by Phoebe Wyss
Hercules is an ancient Greek hero. As a penance for slaying his wife and children, the king sends him out to perform 12 scary labours. Against the odds he performs them all successfully, and is rewarded by becoming a constellation of stars.
The series of 12 myths that describe his adventures originated in the Pagan mystery schools which Phoebe will be talking about. And of course it’s no coincidence that the number of his labours is twelve – they correspond to the signs of the zodiac, so astrology is in there too.
Phoebe will interpret the symbolism of the labours in the light of the Saturn cycle round the houses.
Come along and discover which of the labours is relevant to your, and which of the myths holds the key to your transformation.
Phoebe Wyss is a Hove astrologer with 35 years experience in giving consultations, courses and workshops and is an experienced public speaker.
She’s published an astrology board game, two books on the astrological archetypes and her latest book on archetypal astrology and the new paradigm was published in 2014. See www.astrophoebe.com
September 21st: Healing Your Birth Story
A Talk by Pam Carruthers
This talk explores your astrology birth chart from an exciting and unique viewpoint – your conception. The 9th house cusp is the Conception point in the Placidus house system in your birth chart. It contains a huge amount of vital information. It’s ruler, aspects to it and planets in the 9th give fascinating insights into the nature of your Soul’s Purpose for incarnation and what you have come to heal.
If you have a problem in your life that seems impossible to get through, it could well have originated before your birth. Dr. Chuck Spezzano (co-founder of Psychology of Vision) discovered that there is a direct link between your conception and your birth. This is backed up by Pam in her experience with hundreds of participants on her workshops over the last 16 years and in her work as a consulting astrologer.
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. Subscribe to her New and Full Moon Newsletter and find out about her Healing Your Birth Story Workshop www.healingstars.com
October 5th: Jupiter in Libra: A time for fairness and re-balancing, and opportunities for understanding relationships
A Talk by Julian Venables
Jupiter is the greater benefic and one of the most fortunate planets, and in its 12 year journey around the Zodiac it spends a year in each sign. On September 9th Jupiter changed sign into Libra, the sign of harmony, balance, fairness and justice.
This is good news as Jupiter is relatively happy in Libra and so it will bring expansion and opportunity to partnerships and relationships during its one year tenure (until it moves in Scorpio on October 11th 2017).
Julian will explain some of the things to expect in this year ahead, and look back to Jupiters previous visits to Libra in 2004/2005, 1992/1993 and 1980/1981 to ascertain what mundane (world) events we can expect. It will be making big aspects to both Uranus in Aries (an opposition) and Pluto in Capricorn (a square).
Don’t forget to bring your chart for Q&A to find out how Jupiter will affect your life this year.
Julian Venables is a Hove astrologer with a Faculty Diploma. He writes daily horoscopes on www.uinterview.com and has just published his first novel ‘The Astrologer’s Apprentice’. His website is www.julianvenables.co.uk
October 19th: Venus, Love and Relationships
A Talk by Israel Ajose
In this lecture I will be exploring the nature of Venus in the birth chart and our quest for love and relationships. By analysing the archetype of Venus in our natal charts by sign, house and aspects we get to fully understand the attraction of our relationship themes that we have encountered throughout our lives and how best we can understand this deity and provide us with a key access to healthy and fulfilling relationships.
Israel Ajose D. Psych. Astrol is a dedicated student and teacher of astrology, a transpersonal therapist and consultant, and the director of astrology of the (psyche) soul, a school of thought which presents a model of astrology that aims to provide students and clients with both powerful diagnostic tools for understanding and navigating personality development and growth by incorporating astrology elements of Jungian psychology and various philosophies throughout the world. After studying and completing full honours in psychological astrology at the centre of psychological astrology in London, he is now a full-time practitioner of astrology and tarot. Much of his studies and practices also include cosmology, mythology, occult sciences, Kabbalah, shamanism and divination.
October 22nd: The Great Sky God and the Winged Messenger- A Mercury-Uranus Astrology Day
Details and how to book on this page www.brightonastrologycircle.com/great-sky-god-winged-messenger-mercury-uranus-astrology-day
November 2nd: Honouring the Ancestors – Working with Ancestral Patterns in the Astrological Chart
A Talk by Cat Cox
At this time of the year marked by festivals of the dead, when many cultural traditions serve to honour the ancestors from Samhain to All Souls Day, we will consider the ancestral stories held in the astrological chart.
We will explore methods and practices from enquiry into the water houses – the places of memory and legacy in the chart, to tracking placements and patterns across generations, We will look how to bring insight and awareness to our ancestral patterns and to honour the ancestral stories in our charts.
Cat Cox began her astrological journey in 1984 having always had a fascination with the stars and with the magical world. She has travelled through modern, traditional and academic approaches to the art. She practices in London, loves teaching and running workshops and currently holds the Presidency of the Faculty of Astrological Studies. www.starpractice.com
November 16th: The Astrology of Psychosis and the Western Mind
A Talk by Jez Hughes
In this talk Jez will explore aspects of psychosis and how they may be represented in the birth chart. He will also look at the collective psychosis that can afflict cultures, particularly in reference to the modern western paradigm we exist under. How are the psychosis of individuals reflected in the collective or even created by it? And what can we learn by this to help bring healing? He will explore these questions through the lens of astrology.
Jez Hughes is a Shamanic Practitioner, teacher and Astrologer. His passion is weaving together these two ancient disciplines and finding their relevance for the modern world. His work has been featured in the national press and on BBC radio. www.secondsighthealing.co.uk
December 7th: From Russell Brand to Groucho Marx – The Astrology of Comedians
A Talk by Tim Burness
A colourful and humorous astrological look at a wide range of comedians, ranging from Groucho Marx and Spike Milligan through to Frank Skinner, Russell Brand and other modern-day jokers.
Topics will include the importance of Mercury in their charts and other more problematic chart significators – those that frequently show up in the charts of individuals struggling with depression and a lack of self-confidence.
Tim Burness learnt much of his astrology in the eighties at the Centre for Psychological Astrology with Liz Greene and the late Howard Sasportas. He has run a busy astrological consultation and teaching practice at several points over the last 25 years, working with people from all walks of life. Tim is also a musician and care worker.
December 21st: Christmas Party
Join us for wine, nibbles and astrological conversation with friends old and new! Come and join in an astro themed quiz. £3 on the door. As its the Winter Solstice an idea is to come dressed in white!