2020 Spring Term Astrology Talks in Brighton

Chairman Julian Venables has great pleasure in announcing our 2020 Spring term Astrology 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>

Thursday January 2nd: Astrology and Epigenetics

A Talk by A.T. Mann

PLEASE NOTE – this talk is on a THURSDAY. Due to the popularity of Tad Mann’s talks this is a pre-booked event only. No drop-ins.


The foundation of Life Time Astrology is that the spiral movements of the planets around the Sun during its million-mile journey every day creates a nested helix of spiralling bodies that echoes the form of the DNA molecule in every living being on Earth, and that information is exchanged via resonance: as above, so below. When the human genome was sequenced and decoded, it was thought to be a rigid pattern of biological inheritance, however the new science of epigenetics proves that our parents and the influences of our early life, going back to the womb, and even before that, has the capacity to modify the expression of the genes.

The parallel of astrological processes with modern genetics, biological science and psychology, when seen in this light, is a revelation that elevates astrology onto a higher and more relevant dynamic. Life Time Astrology predated these ideas decades ago and continues to utilise scientific metaphors and processes to enhance our ability to recognise, understand, help and work with our complex life in time.

By using a logarithmic time scale beginning at conception, we can discover the mechanisms of our parents’ relationship, our early life during gestation and the processes of our life that are the foundations of epigenetics. Learn the deeper language of this profound astrology that adds deeper insight into our lives, not only in this life, but also in our previous incarnations throughout the world age.

A.T. Mann developed Life Time Astrology in the early 1970s and has written many books about its use in our psychological narrative, our biological and healing characteristics, and even an ability to date prior incarnation influences in history. He has written books on the sacred in its applications in architecture, sexuality, landscapes, trees and understanding the language of nature. He is a mandala painter, Feng Shui practitioner, and lecturer around the world, and lives and works in Hudson, NY.

January 15th: Jupiter in Capricorn in 2020 – Climbing the Mountain

A Talk by Pam Carruthers

Pam Carruthers

Each year Jupiter changes sign and activates a new Archetype. In 2020 this is the Saturn ruled sign of Capricorn. In Capricorn, Jupiter sobers up and gets serious, and growth comes from well-thought out plans, rather than spontaneous impulses. This can be described as the year when we are all being called to ‘climb the mountain’.

Jupiter in Capricorn attracts the most good fortune when we organise and direct, and conduct ourselves with integrity, are ethical, and mature. We are all being asked to take a disciplined, committed, step-by-step approach to realising our goals. ‘Winging it just won’t work!

Jupiter goes retrograde for just over 4 months. The shadow period and the retrograde cycle are times of integration and taking a rest before we move forward once more to reach the top of the mountain.

Pam will analyse this cycle with reference to Jupiter joining Mars, Saturn and Pluto.

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. The next course is planed to start in January 2020. Subscribe for her free webinars on astrology and Key Dates for 2020. Contact her via her website www.healingstars.com

February 5th: Is Our Chart the Interference Pattern which Creates our Personal Hologram?

A Talk by Nick Oakley-Smith

Nick Oakley-Smith

What if the chart is actually an interference pattern containing the programming for our particular hologram?  Stephen Hawking before he died and Leonard Susskind at Stanford University seem convinced that we live in a holographic universe.  Is the new Age of Aquarius ushering in an understanding of cosmic software and the global mind? What role do Trump, Boris Johnson and Climate Change have to play in this? In this talk Nick is going to look at our charts as receivers for evolutionary software, each programmed to play a role in the evolution of the global mind.

Nick Oakley-Smith has been an astrologer and student of the I-Ching for over thirty years.  He runs the Bath Astrology Group in the UK as well as running regular astrology groups in his home town of Stroud and for young people locally.  He is interested in scientific developments and an avid reader of the New Scientist.  His wide and eclectic range of interests seeks to bring together a scientific, spiritual and astrological perspective.  He works internationally as a coach running leadership programmes and undertaking executive coaching for major law firms, luxury brands and European institutions.  Nick also works with young offenders coming out of prison or at risk of going to prison.  He sees himself as a one-trick pony who has only ever been interested in understanding Life, the Universe and Everything but has somehow ended up with his finger in quite a lot of pies. Nick is still astonished that his client base continues to employ an astrologer to coach their senior executives.

February 19th: The Progressed Moon

A Talk by Carole Taylor

Carole Taylor
Carole Taylor

Progressions reflect the changing shape of our inner world, and perhaps none more powerfully than the movements of the progressed Moon. We encounter each successive dimension of life as it moves through the houses, experiencing and absorbing through soul and body, and weaving it into memory. In addition, we have the progressed Moon’s cycle in relation to its own place, a cycle of emotional development – and also its cycle in relation to the Sun, in which the world of everyday (lunar) experience becomes incorporated as part of the (solar) alchemy of an individual’s life. Along the way, the progressed Moon touches each natal chart factor in turn, bringing a soulful awareness to each part of our personality.This talk will explore the meaning of the progressed Moon – through its aspects to other chart factors, its progress through the houses, and its cycles in relation to itself and to the Sun.

Carole Taylor MA, FFAstrolS is a former Faculty President and currently Director of Studies and Online Classes Manager. She has been a tutor at the Faculty since 2001, contributing extensively to the course material. Carole runs an astrological practice and has co-tutored workshops for Heaven & Earth Workshops in Bali and Goa. She holds the MA in Myth, Cosmology & the Sacred from Canterbury Christ Church University and is a tutor on the Sophia MA in Cultural Astronomy & Astrology at the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David.

March 4th: The Mystery of Michael Hutchence

A Talk by Lena Hjalmarsson

Lena Hjalmarsson
Lena Hjalmarsson

In 1997 Michael Hutchence, the archetypal lead singer of the Australian rock band INXS was found dead in his hotel room in Sydney, Australia, following a seemingly fast descent into excessive drink and drugs. His apparent suicide was dismissed as plain rock ’n roll cliché.  In 1992 a taxi driver knocked Hutchence to the floor injuring his head. Although he immediately went to hospital, he was released by the doctor the same night. Why did the doctor send him home apparently putting his aggression and incoherent speech down to drunkenness? Much later Hutchence was diagnosed with Anosmia, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) resulting in a 90 % loss of the sense of taste, and a complete loss of the sense of smell. His personality changed, leading to depression and increased aggression. During the talk Lena will explore how the Birth Chart and Transits of Hutchence reflect his personal and professional life as well as his close relationship with TV presenter Paula Yates.

Lena Hjalmarsson studied at The Faculty of Astrological studies and trained at the CPA with Liz Greene. She holds a BSc (hons) in psychology with the Open University. Lena offers astrology and tarot consultations and runs workshops both in person and via Skype. She is based locally and in London where she combines her work with essential oils and holistic massage.

***Spring Term Special*** 

March 14th: Astrology Day – Sue Tompkins: Aspects

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March 18th: Reclaiming the Mythology of the Nine Muses using Asteroid Astrology

A Talk by Kieron Devlin

Kieron Devlin
Kieron Devlin

The Greek muses are still relevant in the 21st Century especially since they can now be re-invoked using the astrology of asteroids named after them. They are channels of creativity, preservers of the arts and culture, which stems from an appreciation of memory and meditation. They relate to the music of the spheres, the Enneagram and the Golden Mean ratio. Covering their names from Calliope to Polyhymnia, the symbolism of each one, the mythology around them, and their astrological correspondences, Kieron will cite from examples of famous artists in different fields. He will explore the specifics of where artistic talent can be located in the chart first using the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Neptune, but adding the finer detail of the muse asteroids. Find out which specific talent your muse connection points to by locating muse asteroids in your chart.

Kieron Devlin has had a lifelong interest in astrology from being an autodidact at an early age to more recently studying at the London School of Astrology. With a background in teaching, his approach is eclectic, blending but not confusing psychological, mythological, locational, traditional and non-traditional astrologies. He is just building his consultancy having almost completed a Diploma at the London School of Astrology. His Facebook page is Proteus Astrology and his blog is Arthealswounds.wordpress.com

April 1st: Nodal transit – When Alice Walks in Wonderland 

A Talk by Rod Chang

Rod Chang
Rod Chang

Lunar nodes, also known as the dragon’s head and tail, have been overlooked in western astrology but perhaps their significance is now being realised. When a transiting planet moves to conjunct a node, or when a transiting nodal axis approaches our natal planet, these will bring us a journey of learning and growth.  In this talk Rod will share his study of Nodal transits and how they help personal growth.

Rod Chang has over 20 years’ astrological experience.  He studied at the Faculty of Astrological Studies in London and has expanded his knowledge through home study and practice. 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 (AOA), 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.