2019 Summer Term Astrology Talks in Brighton

Chairman Julian Venables has great pleasure in announcing our Summer 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>

May 1st: Saturn Conjunct Pluto in Capricorn: Project Fear and its Aftermath

A Talk by Phoebe Wyss

Phoebe Wyss
Phoebe Wyss
In this talk I will turn the spotlight of astrology onto the most dramatic of our present transits, and examine the unholy alliance between Saturn and Pluto that will continue to bring intense pressure and whiffs of danger into our lives well into 2020. To some extent these two planetary ‘heavies’ support each other as both push for power and control. However whereas Saturn is focused on control of the material world – its financial resources and socio-political structures – Pluto seeks to dominate our minds and souls. Also, where Saturn strives to preserve the status quo with its institutions, fortifying those that are weak and shaky, Pluto is prepared to raze them all to the ground, and risk a descent into chaos in order to start from scratch.


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

May 15th: The Growing Pains of Harry Potter

A Talk by Alex Trenoweth

Alex Trenoweth
Alex Trenoweth

Could J.K. Rowling, the world’s most successful author, be an astrologer? Examining the themes of Rowling’s seven-book series about The Boy Who Lived, professional astrologer and English teacher Alex Trenoweth combines the author’s fictional descriptions with her own research into astrology and education. Harry Potter may be a wizard in the minds of Muggles but astrologically, is he just an ordinary teenager?

Alex Trenoweth, MA (CAA), DFAstrolS, CIA Agent 144 is an astrological researcher and professional schoolteacher currently based in London UK. In 2015, she was awarded “International Astrologer of the Year” by the Krishnamurti Institute of Astrology (KIA) for her ground-breaking and innovative research on Astrology and Education based on her book “Growing Pains” (The Wessex Astrologer). Since then she has spoken at astrology conferences around the world and is a contributing writer to Dell Horoscope. In 2018, Alex was given an honorary PhD for her research as well as an award for “Outstanding Service to Astrology” by KIA

June 5th: Planetary Dignities

A Talk by Trav Travers

Trav Travers
Trav Travers

Traditional planetary dignities give much valuable information. They tell of dynamic planetary relationships and interactions that directly affect our life and the events that befall us. They richly enhance our chart understanding in a way not apparent in the modern astrological world.

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’.

June 19th: Mystique: the Charts of ‘Sphinxes’

A Talk by Victor Olliver

Victor Olliver
Victor Olliver

When theatricality blends with an air of secrecy in a person, we call this ‘mystique’. Garbo had it. Bowie, too. Is there a chart signature for this type of glamour? Could Neptune be our answer? Try another… the Great Sphinx of Giza holds clues to a better understanding of nativities dominated by the signs of Leo and Virgo.

Victor Olliver is the editor of The Astrological Journal (published by the Astrological Association) and has a distinction diploma in natal and mundane astrology from the Mayo School. Before he took up astrology full-time, he was an award-winning celebrity interviewer whose work appeared in The Times, Sunday Times, Marie Claire and other publications. His media astrology columns are syndicated internationally, and he was appointed The Lady’s first star-sign columnist in 2011. He lives in the UK.


***Summer Term Special*** 

June 22nd: Astrology Day  – A Workshop with Rick Levine


July 3rd: The Progressed Sun: Who Are We Becoming?

A Talk by Mj Patterson

Mj Patterson
Mj Patterson

As a predictor, the Progressed Moon gets all the glory, but the Progressed Sun, as the Evolving Self has its own story to tell. Let’s explore how the Sun moves through signs and houses, what happens when it converses with (aspects) other planets and how we can use this information to map our way forward.

Mj Patterson BA BSc BEd MEd holds a Level 4 NCGR-PAA and an STA certification in Horary Astrology, She is past NCGR Research Chair and Founding Director of the Atlantic Professional Astrologers’ Association (APAA). She teaches and examines to professional level and travels and lectures worldwide and runs halifaxastrologer.com and halifaxastrology.com (the Halifax Astrology School).

July 17th: The Venus Asteroid Family of Astrology

A Talk by Jessica Adams

Jessica Adams
Jessica Adams

You think you know Venus by sign, house and aspect in your birth chart and her lover Mars – but what about her husband Vulcan (asteroid Vulcano)? She also has a son called Cupid (asteroid Cupido) and a daughter-in-law named Psyche, another asteroid in the Venus Family Tree. Using Solar Fire you can find out your Vulcan, Cupid and Psyche signs at this unique event – the only workshop Jessica Adams will be giving on the Venus family tree in 2019. Come along and find out how the family affects the relationship you have with your own family, as well as former, current and potential partners and lovers. Of course!

Jessica Adams B.A. is the author of Essential Astrology for Women (HarperCollins) and the forthcoming book The Secret Language of the Stars (Penguin/Michael Joseph January 2020). She lives between her yacht at Brighton Marina, London and Australia – where she also spends time on another yacht! Born with a stellium in Pisces she loves nothing better than a good psychic astrology session with a decent bottle of Bordeaux at the pub afterwards. For more visit jessicaadams.com.