2019 Spring Term Astrology Talks in Brighton

Chairman Julian Venables has great pleasure in announcing our Spring term 2019 programme of evening talks in Brighton.

Please arrive at the Cornerstone Community Centre Hove from 7.30pm onwards for a 7.45pm start and  9.15pm finish. See map>

January 2nd: The year ahead 2019

A Talk by Julian Venables

Julian Venables
Julian Venables

Julian will be looking at the major planetary transits of 2019, with a focus on the politics and people in the spotlight. What will happen with Brexit? Some predictions will be made! Please bring along your own chart if you have any questions.

Julian Venables is a local astrologer with the Faculty Diploma (D.F.Astrol.S). He offers client consultations, teaches and lectures astrology. Julian has written a novel about William Lilly. He writes extensive daily and weekly horoscopes which you can read on his website www.londonastrologer.com

January 16th: Understanding Aspects

A Talk by Justin Martin

Justin Martin
Justin Martin

Justin explains the aspects we commonly use in chart interpretation, for example the opposition, the square and the trine, as harmonics of the 360 degree zodiac circle. All the astrological aspects are in reality harmonics and initially based on Prime Numbers. Justin will be introducing us to four ‘families’ of aspects representing the second, third , fifth and seventh harmonics and will give special attention to the quintile (fifth harmonic) and the septile (7th harmonic).

Justin Martin grew up under the clear skies of Arabia which led to a fascination with astrology. Later on the family moved to Peru where he discovered his second passion – butterflies. He worked as a part-time consultant astrologer for ten years whilst living in Bournemouth – fitting this around his full-time career. He firmly believes that the role of astrology is to provide answers and has made many accurate predictions.

February 6th: Who Wrote Shakespeare? Astrology lifts the Veil!

A Talk by Phoebe Wyss

Phoebe Wyss
Phoebe Wyss

Conspiracy theorists claim a country shop-keeper’s son with limited education and life experience could never have produced the great poetry and plays attributed to Shakespeare. It must have been the scholarly Francis Bacon for example, or the aristocratic writer and theatre manager the Earl of Oxford. As relatively little is known about Will Shakespeare’s life it seems it’s anyone’s guess. But Phoebe will show how astrology can be used to provide a solution to the mystery, and finally unmask England‘s greatest playwright.

Phoebe Wyss is a Hove astrologer with 36 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

February 20th: Hope from tragedy – the case of Stephen Lawrence

A Talk by Tim Burness

Tim Burness
Tim Burness

In April 1993, a young man called Stephen Lawrence was murdered by a racist gang at a bus stop in south-east London. Over the following 25 years, largely thanks to the determination of Stephen’s mother Doreen, layer after layer of police negligence and corruption were uncovered. The case has become an important moment in the modern history of British criminal justice. Tim will be exploring a number of relevant astrological charts – including those for the moment of the attack, Stephen Lawrence himself, Nelson Mandela and even a front page of the Daily Mail! Sometimes, hope is born from tragedy.


Tim Burness has run a busy consultation and teaching practice at several points over the last 30 years, working with people from all walks of life. He is interested in raising the profile of accessible and intelligent astrology as a tool for self-awareness and healing. Recently, he has contributed several articles to Journal, the magazine of the Astrological Association and IAM astrological magazine. Tim lives in Brighton and is also a musician. His websites are at www.timburnessastrologer.co.uk and www.timburness.com

March 6th: Neptune and the 12th House

A Talk by Pam Carruthers

Pam Carruthers

On the day of the New Moon in Pisces conjunct Neptune, Pam will explore the mysterious 12th house and its connection to pre-birth and the womb, and to the collective unconscious. Planets in the 12th can explain the birth process and the ruler of the 12th is the doorway to the unconscious. Far from being invisible many presidents, politicians, great writers, artists and actors often have the Sun in the 12th, as do many famous pop icons. Pam will also look at the charts of some famous individuals who have the Sun conjunct Neptune.

The well-known astrologer Charles Harvey wrote:-

“We can relate the Sun to the differentiated individual Seed whose potential is to become a unique, conscious carrier of a creative idea. By contrast, Neptune is the great vessel of archetypes which underpins all our lives and dreams. Neptune’s embrace reminds us of the ecstasy of paradise and of the bliss of uroboric sameness from which we each derive our very sense of self-hood. At its highest Neptune dissolves the little self and opens us to the larger one-ness of things and the potentiality for mystical union with the ONE. At its lowest it can dissolve our sense of identity and capacity to function as a separate individual, leaving us floundering in confusion, chaos and psychotic breakdown.”

“The Sun-Neptune individual is often an idealist, someone whose life is inspired by a larger social, religious, or intellectual perspective of life. This inspiration can empower one to make tremendous sacrifices for the good of the collective.”

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 Spiritual Life Coach and Trainer leading workshops since 2000, 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. Pam specialises in exploring the nodal axis in the birth chart and its connection to a past life where your soul level gifts were blocked. She facilitates an online course entitled The Planets Within. It’s for beginners and those who wish to deepen their knowledge. Subscribe for her free webinars on astrology. Contact her via her website www.healingstars.com

March 20th: Bridging the gap between science and astrology

A Talk – Discussion with John Kapp

John Kapp
John Kapp

A general discussion led by scientist John Kapp, who will show how astrology is the oldest science, and why the lack of a mechanism by which it works makes science reject it. He will mention the work of Prof Rick Tarnas, Dr. Percy Seymour, Rupert Sheldrake, Ervin Laszlo, and John’s own theory that the position of the planets affects reception on Earth of the Cosmic Internet which comes from the ‘music’ of the galaxies which we unconsciously ‘hear’ which gives us life.

John Kapp followed his father and grandfather into consulting electrical engineering, but is now integrating that inheritance into his mother’s calling as a Freudian psychoanalyst, as a campaigner for a better mental health service. He has republished his father’s books and his own papers on www.reginaldkapp.org.

***Spring Term Special*** 

March 23rd: Astrology Day – Astrology and Magic

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April 3rd: Self and Other: The Ascendant-Descendant

A Talk by Carole Taylor

Carole Taylor
Carole Taylor

The Ascendant and Descendant are interwoven, the light and shadow of the birth moment. The Ascendant is our first view of life, the story of our reception into the world which contributes to our conscious sense of identity. The Descendant is the mirror image – the ‘secret self’, encountered in relationships, conflicts and hidden quests through an alchemy of opposites. Using case studies and charts from the group, we will explore the significance of this axis, including the interplay between the chart ruler as personal ‘daimon’ and its complementary opposite, the ruler of the Descendant.

Carole Taylor is Director of Studies at the Faculty of Astrological Studies, where she has taught for 18 years and contributed extensively to the teaching material. She runs an astrological practice in West Sussex, has co-tutored workshops for ‘Heaven and Earth’ in Bali and Goa and for the Academy of Astrology in China, and holds an MA in Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred. For several years Carole was a reflexologist working for the Complementary Health Trust in clinics and hospices.

April 17th: Using the Venus Star in Astrology Practice

A Talk by Julija Simas

Julija Simas
Julija Simas

The Venus star is a natural rhythm. Five points are created in our chart every 8 years, and are also reaffirmed every 9.5 months with each point reaffirmed every 4 years. The Venus Star pattern and unfolding is related to the Fibonacci sequence, an emerging fractal rose that continues to grow in our chart. Following this pattern in our chart over a lifetime, not only helps us to attune to her cosmic and creative rhythm, but adds another potent astrological tool for becoming aware of evolutionary growth. In this talk we will learn how to plot the Venus star in our charts and work with some chart examples to see how it operates.

Please bring a copy of you chart to draw the star on!

Julija Simas is the founder, motivator and designer behind the C*I*A, the Cosmic Intelligence Agency. Completing a Diploma in applied astrology from “Astrosynthesis”- Melbourne , Julija wrote her finishing thesis Astrology and the ANIMA MUNDI in 2005, which inspired her to put her ideas into motion,  using astrology for a co-creative purpose,  raising consciousness to astrology around the globe. Julija is a practising astrological consultant, teacher, writer, presenter and retreat organiser for the C*I*A. Julija is currently studying with the Resonance Academy delegate program, founded by Nassim Haramein  on the connected universe. Julija has lectured at various C*I*A events, local workshops, online and presented at international conferences UAC 2012, ISAR 2014 and ISAR 2016