2021 Autumn Term Astrology Talks in Brighton

Chairman Julian Venables has great pleasure in announcing the Brighton Astrology Circle 2021 Autumn term programme of Wednesday evening talks via Zoom. 

1 September: Where does the Great Conjunction Cycle begin?

A Virtual Talk with Gary Caton

Gary Caton

Persian astrologer Abu Masar said the most important Mundane chart was the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in the first part of Aries. But he then said the second most important chart is the “Great Mutation” into a new element. Why is the first one sign based and the second one element based? Is it possible the first conjunction in a Fire sign is more important than the conjunction in the first part of Aries? My research suggests this is true.

Furthermore, detailed examination of the ~800 year cycle of Great Conjunctions through the four elements over a broad expanse of 12 cycles (over 10 Millennium) reveals a fascinating shift, singular within that vast expanse of time. The 1603 conjunction that was rising over London was the first ever conjunction in Sagittarius to begin the fiery trigon. Does this shift represent a demarcation point between Aeons? The historical record indicates some important people of that time seemed to think so. We’ll formulate some initial thoughts on this astounding possibility and look at ways this cycle definitively needs further examination.

Gary P Caton is an Hermetic practitioner integrating diverse traditions, art forms and practices gathered from his spiritual quest over a full Saturn cycle. Initiated an astrologer by a magnificent dream in 1993, he’s since become an accomplished counselor, writer, podcaster, teacher, photographer and mage. Gary is the author of Hermetica Triptycha: The Mercury Elemental Year, and host of the popular Hermetic Astrology Podcast.

Connect with him at www.DreamAstrologer.com

e-mail: dreamastrologer@yahoo.com            Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DreamAstrologer

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIh4umUcCrA25wpZLxysB-Q

Book (publisher): http://rubedo.press/hermetica-triptycha

book (Amazon): https://www.amazon.com/Hermetica-Triptycha-Elemental-Ephemerides-1925-2050/dp/0473416883


15 September: When a Flower Speaks

A Virtual Talk with Alex Trenoweth

Alex Trenoweth
Alex Trenoweth

Sometimes heaven cracks and reveals a powerful message that irrevocably changes the way a mere mortal views life on earth. From near-death encounters to flashes of cosmic understanding, Alex investigates the astrological statistics behind the planetary aspects of mystic moments and delivers a first hand account of her own out of body experience. Alex’s research on this topic provides a delicate balance between statistical analysis and profoundly moving narratives of life-changing experiences. What moment has changed your life? Bring your time-detailed stories to share or learn how to recognise the signs that your life will be forever altered.

Alex Trenoweth, MA (CAA), DFAstrolS, CIA Agent 144 is an astrological researcher and professional schoolteacher 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 has contributed to major astrological magazines and publications. Her newest book “Mirror Mirror: Famous People and the Actors Who Have Portryed Them” was released in 2021. Alex is now President of CAPISAR and has recently started her own astrology school, Rohini Academy of Astrology. Her website is www.alextrenoweth.co.uk

6 October: Black Moon Lilith Transits: Microphysics of Time

A Virtual Talk with Vanessa Guazzelli

Vanessa Guazzelli
Vanessa Guazzelli

How to work with Black Moon Lilith in time? How to interpret its transits? BML points to what psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan called the Real, the rawest dimension of experience – beyond words and images, the underlying current of sensations. And it is Black Moon Lilith who rules the microphysics of time. Addressing the principles for its interpretation, we will look into the collective transits of this visceral and sublime astrological point, Black Moon Lilith.

Subtopics: Black Moon Lilith interpretation, mean node vs. oscillating node, time periods for BML in transit, mythological reference for BML transits, fundamental tips for BML in personal transits, BML in collective transits through each of the 12 signs.

Vanessa Guazzelli is an Italian-Brazilian astrologer and psychoanalyst, currently based on an island of the South Atlantic. Speaker in several astrology conferences around the world, lecturing in more than a dozen countries in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. A deep investigator in astrology, known for being a specialist in Black Moon Lilith. Vanessa takes into great consideration the cardinal, fixed and mutable principles in her work, having these three zodiac crosses always on her horizon in both personal and geopolitical astrology. Agent 55 at the Cosmic Intelligence Agency. Former president of the Brazilian astrology association CNA (2012-2015). Awarded for Best Unprecedented Work by Audience’s Choice in SINARJ Astrology Symposium (Rio, 2005), with The Theory of IC-MC in the light of Psychoanalysis. She has a bachelor degree in psychology, specialist in diagnosis and treatment of development disorders by Centro Lydia Coriat (postgraduate). Psychoanalysis studies at APPOA.

20 October: The Music of your Spheres

A Virtual Talk with Julian Venables

Julian Venables
Julian Venables

In this talk Julian will present to you what he believes is the bridge between traditional astrology and modern psychological astrology, a theory that opens up a whole new enlightening vista of how we as a global community practice astrology.

Astrology has been referred to as the ‘Divine Science’ or the ‘Science of Light’ (Jyotish), but do we properly comprehend Divine Light and its connection to the Creation?

What if we allowed ourselves the simplest change of perspective that will work wonders, and thus experience real magic?

Robert Zoller quote: “The complete study of astrology, therefore, consists of not merely digging up the writings of the ancients and assiduously studying them, but penetrating their inner meaning and rediscovering their perceptual mode. We must ultimately see the world as the ancients did if we are to understand their metaphysics.

Julian will open a door of perception for you to see astrology through, which he firmly believes all the ancient astrologers practised from.

This talk might well create more questions than answers, but you’ll have a great evening which will include the real opening of your third eye… and an incredible explanation of transits and aspects.

Julian Venables has started writing a new and original format of media horoscopes which he calls ‘The Weekly Almanac’, it is available to view every week on his website  https://www.londonastrologer.com/blog-post/ where you can also sign up for a free newsletter. Julian is currently researching and writing his first astrology book, which doesn’t promise enlightenment through astrology, but guarantees a new perspective and the opportunity for eternal happiness through knowing your planets!  He is a local astrologer with the Faculty Diploma (D.F.Astrol.S). He offers client consultations, teaches and lectures in astrology. Julian has written a novel about William Lilly.

3 November: The Yogas of Vedic Astrology: Special Planetary Combinations

A Virtual Talk with Richard Fidler

Richard Fidler
Richard Fidler

One of the most intriguing and useful features of Jyotish is its vast canon of ‘Yogas’ and associated aphorisms. The word ‘yoga’ essentially means to join or unite, and here can be translated as an astrological combination or ‘union of factors’ with specific implications. The Yogas of Jyotish are the fruit of centuries of observation, codified into a rich body of lore regarding the effects of several hundreds of possible permutations of the heavens. Even if you’re not particularly interested in studying Vedic astrology, the core rules and principles of Western and Vedic astrology are so similar that in many instances the logic behind these Yogas can offer Western astrologers valuable food for thought.

Richard Fidler is a professional astrologer and teacher with more than 30 years of experience in the field. He has served the as the chairperson of the Cape Town based Cape Astrology Association, and has contributed as both a speaker and organizer at several international astrology conferences. His work has been published in journals such as the Mountain Astrologer Magazine, the Astrological Journal (UK), and several others, including political forecasts in mainstream publications such as Business Insider.

Richard’s practice is an eclectic combination of Western and Vedic astrology. He believes both systems have a lot to teach each other, and so he regularly shares insights from Vedic astrology with Westerners, and effective techniques of Western astrology in India. Richard was recently appointed ISAR’s Global Director for the UK. He currently resides in Oxfordshire.



***Autumn Term Special*** 

6 November: Past Life Patterns in Your Birth Chart

Experience the Perspective of Karmic Astrology in an In-person Study Day with Ana Isabel and Phoebe Wyss

Announcing our first face-to-face meeting of 2021 at the Cornerstone Community Centre, Hove, on Saturday 6th November, 10am – 4pm.

Of course this meeting may have to be postponed if restriction regulations change, so cross your fingers and save the date!


Part One: 10am – 12.30 am (with coffee break)

Phoebe will introduce the theme of the day and report on her experiences with combining past-life regression therapy with natal astrology. Phoebe writes: In 1986, while working as an astrologer in Germany, I was curious about the newly introduced past-life therapy and booked a session. What I experienced  immediately illustrated the meaning of my south node in the 8th house in Aries, which I’d not understood before.  I was so impressed I signed up to train as a past life therapist, and, afterwards, combined regression therapy with astrology in my work for many years. This gave me wide experience of how patterns in natal charts can correlate symbolically with the past life experiences their owners recounted during regression sessions. I’ll be presenting some of this material in the workshop, and will also offer you the experience of a regression into a past life, which, hopefully, will help to illuminate the karmic symbolism in your birth chart.”

Part Two, 1.30pm – 4.00pm (with tea break)

Ana Isabel will take over after the lunch break.  She writes, “My interest in Past Lives developed even as I was learning about Astrology. I learned about Past Life Regression at the same time as I was learning the symbols of the Zodiac and planets. Then one day, I learned about the Moon’s Nodes and my two passions fused. Yet, I was practicing as a Psychological Astrologer for a number of years before training as an analytical and clinical Hypnotherapist. Then came my training as a Past Life and Life Between Life Regressionist.  The birth chart took on deeper meanings as I began to see it as the story of the Soul’s path. In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to look at your Soul’s journey as I give you readings of Pluto’s place as well as that of the Nodes in your chart. You will have the opportunity to discuss your experiences in small groups sharing the same or similar planet positions, so that you can see how these themes manifest in your and other people’s lives.”

17 November: Devotional Astrological Magic

A Virtual Talk with Christopher Warnock

Christopher Warnock
Christopher Warnock

Christopher Warnock of Renaissance Astrology will discuss astrological magic and his part in the revival of astrological magic as well as his devotional style practice.

Christopher Warnock has been a traditional astrologer and Renaissance astrological magician since 1998. He has been called “the father of the traditional astrological magic revival” and the “elder statesman” of astrological magic. With John Michael Greer, Mr. Warnock translated the Latin Picatrix, the most important grimoire of traditional astrological magic and has written and published many books on astrological magic and traditional astrology. Mr. Warnock also teaches astrology and magic courses and offers authentic astrological talismans.


1 December: Dharma Chart and Karma Chart

A Virtual Talk with Michael Erlewine

Michael Erlewine
Michael Erlewine

Michael is a Tibetan Buddhist practitioner of 36 years, and The 17th Karmapa (Ogyen Trinley Dorje) gave him the name “Tenzin Nyima,” “Holder of the Sun.” This very special lecture presents an astrology based buddhist teaching AND an empowerment, as Michael shows us the difference between the traditional geocentric chart, the Karma Chart and what is called the Dharma Chart, the heliocentric chart. 

Michael Erlewine has had several careers. As a musician, he was active in the Michigan folk scene in the late 1950s and early 1960s. In 1961 he hitchhiked with Bob Dylan, and had travelled to Greenwich Village, Venice, California, and San Francisco. He and his brother Dan founded a blues band called The Prime Movers. When the drummer left, they replaced him with Iggy Pop (James Osterberg), then 18 years old, giving him the nickname “Iggy”. Michael Erlewine and his band, the Prime Movers, were inducted into the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame in 2015.

In 1977 Erlewine founded Matrix Software. He was the first person to program astrology on microcomputers and make astrological programs available to the astrological community. He began to study astrology in the early ’60’s. From 1972, he and his wife Margaret operated the Heart Center School, turning out thousands of students. He was a member of the Board of Directors of ARC, a Director of ACT, and a member of the AFA Research team. He was elected to the AFAN Steering Committee in 1994 and to the ISAR Board in 1995. Erlewine was the recipient of the Regulus Award for Professional Image, recognizing astrology at work in business and the public. He has published more than forty books on astrology and related topics.

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December 15th: Astro-Fun Zoom Christmas Party 


We are pleased to invite you to our end-of-year Astro-Fun Zoom Christmas Party!

If the state of the world is bringing you down then don’t sit there like a pudding, or be driven crackers! Instead tune into the Brighton Astrology Circle’s Christmas party for good Yuletide cheer, and look ahead for the silver lining that 2022 might well hold.

Join us for an evening of fun, cheer, a brief overview of 2022, an astro-themed oracle game and convivial company!

Let’s celebrate together another successful year in the Brighton and Hove astrology circle!

Wear your Christmas themed jumper, t-shirt, dress, hat, scarf or even just a bit of tinsel for an extra festive sparkle.

Free entry. To take part please email brightonastrologycircle@gmail.com and we will send you the Zoom joining link.

Date: Wednesday December 15th – 7.15pm (GMT) start until 8.45pm. The virtual doors will open at 7.00pm.