Chairman Julian Venables has great pleasure in confirming the speakers for 2017 Spring 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>
January 4th: The Thema Mundi
A Talk by Trav Travers
Big Bang or Solid State? Astrology has its very own chart for the beginning of the universe called the Thema Mundi, one of Astrology’s oldest artefacts.
If a picture paints a thousand words then whatever you need to know about astrology can be found within this simple diagram.
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’.
January 18th: Leonard Cohen-An Astrological Profile
A Talk by John Etherington
In this talk, John will explore the life and work of the great singer-songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen. Leonard’s work focused on the themes of sexual and spiritual longing, and also extended to those of ageing and mortality. His influences included Judaism, Kabbalah, Buddhism and Christianity.
John Etherington is the founder and manager of Midheaven Books. He specializes in the charts of musicians, and has had many articles published in major journals. He has the certificate of the CPA.
February 1st: Jupiter in Libra and the New Politics
A Talk by Alan Card
Jupiter in Libra sees a new kind of politic evolving. A different political agenda- more in tune with the people who feel disenfranchised from ‘the powers that be’, the establishment in Washington and Westminster!
We’ll look at the charts of the UK PM Theresa May (Libra) and Jeremey Corbyn (Gemini), Bernie Sanders (Aries rising) and the Trumps Donald (Gemini) and daughter Ivanka who are both experiencing their Jupiter in Libra returns now.
February 15th: Astromapping and how to do it?
A Talk by Rod Chang
Astrologers read birth charts as maps in the sky. However when it comes to questions like:
“where should I go for study?”
“what cities are better for me to relocate to?”
Astrologers usually need to cast relocation charts for different places.
In the 1970s two astrolocality skills Astro*Carto*Graphy and Local Space were introduced to astrologers. Both techniques present planetary influences on the world map, making it much easier for the astrologer to understand what place has particular influences for a client.
In this talk, Rod will share his studies: how to use astromap to find a better place to live; where to relocate to for the best career or where to go for a relaxing (or romantic) holiday.
Rod Chang has over 20 years’ astrological experience. He studied at the Faculty of Astrological Studies in London. He specialises in mundane astrology and favours a humanistic approach to astrology.
Since 2015, Rod has spoken at several international conferences in Poland, the UK, and most recently the 2016 Australia FAA International Astrology conference. Rod and Jupiter Lai co-founded the Academy of Astrology, opening in Taiwan and Hong Kong before expanding into China and Japan. Rod is also the founder of the newly launched Academy of Astrology UK, bringing the AOA to English speaking students of astrology.
March 1st: Asteroids in the Horoscope
A Talk by Lena Hjalmarsson
The Asteroids were discovered early 1800s and the first four that were seen have their names after the great goddesses Ceres, Pallas Athene, Juno and Vesta. These four asteroids represent aspects of the archetypal feminine principle that are now starting to emerge on a collective level.
In this talk an introduction to the meaning of Asteroids will be presented with the main focus on the largest one, Ceres. Ceres is also known as Demeter, the Greek Goddess. The mythology, astrology and psychology will be explored in the personal horoscope by looking at sign, aspects and house position. Participants are welcome to bring their own charts as there will be space to share.
In the Horoscope Ceres symbolise what kind of mothering we received as a child. Food is closely related to love and nourishment. By understanding Ceres in our own Horoscope, we can uncover food complexes as well relationship patterns.
Lena Hjalmarsson holds the CPA certificate (Liz Greene) and has trained with the Faculty of Astrological studies. She has taught both Astrology and Tarot in various colleges in Brighton and Hove and is currently running Tarot Events monthly at Cornerstone Community Centre, Hove. She teaches Astrology and Tarot and gives consultations both from her private practise and via skype. She holds a BSc (psych).
March 15th: Stellium Astrology
A Talk by Stefanie James
Looking at a handful of charts with a variety of triple conjunctions and stelliums we will look at some of the challenges which may arise for those who have them natally by sign and house. We can discuss some management suggestions for clients with these configurations as well as the potential benefits for having a stellium in the natal chart.
Stefanie James works as a Professional Astrologer and Reiki Master Practitioner at her practice in Greenwich. She has studied modern, traditional and psychological astrology at a variety of schools and now teaches and talks about astrology with a particular interest in mystery, unknown, conspiracy and occult subjects.
For more information visit Stefanie’s website at www.stelliumastrology.com
April 5th: Sacred Space
A Talk by Carole Taylor
This talk explores the technique of Local Space. Dropping our planets down onto the local horizon, we can map our chart onto any place or space – a country, a town, a building, our own home or office. The Local Space map opens up a whole new world, showing how the psyche relates to the physical landscape and how it unconsciously expresses itself in the way we arrange our living and working spaces – and how, through conscious rearrangement, we can make these places into a positive form of self-expression, both healing and transformative.
Carole Taylor is Director of Studies and Summer School programme co-ordinator at the Faculty of Astrological Studies, where she has taught for 16 years and contributed extensively to the teaching material. She runs an astrological practice, co-tutors workshops for ‘Heaven and Earth’ in Bali, and holds an MA in Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred.