Chairman Julian Venables has great pleasure in announcing the Brighton Astrology Circle 2021 Spring term programme of Wednesday evening talks via Zoom.
Please note: we have a new starting time – 7:15 PM
January 6th: How Astrology is Becoming the New ‘Lingua Franca’ of the Emerging Consciousness Revolution
A Virtual Talk with Steve Judd
Coinciding with the technological evolution of recent decades, astrology is increasingly becoming the ‘go to’ option for people wanting to get a different perspective on their place in an ever changing world. Synchronistically, the acceleration of evolution on planet Earth can be mapped using both astrology and consciousness evolution as metaphors for the startling changes happening on the planet we inhabit. By using astrology as a referential and psychological tool to understand our past with increasing confidence, we can project forward with stronger surety to estimate the potentials for the near and even distant future. This workshop will look at the role of astrologers at this time and ask the question whether or not they have an ethical and/or moral responsibility to provide an alternative vision from a more objective, detached and impersonal perspective.
Steve Judd is an astrologer with 40 years experience, bringing astrology to the world. He works on character analysis, location and relationship issues, past explanation, present expansion and future exploration. After leaving the army at twenty, Steve found his first astrological book in 1977 and then spent a decade learning astrological basics. He is totally self-taught. Since then, he expanded his ability by doing many thousands of chart readings. Steve has considerable experience on local media and has appeared on national TV. In 1994, after many years working in the Glastonbury Festival Green Fields, Steve was a founding member of the Big Green Gathering. In July 2005 he was awarded the Master of Arts Degree in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology at the Sophia Centre, Bath Spa University, making him at the time only the thirteenth person in the world to hold that qualification.
January 20th: Celebrating the Venus Shamanic Cycle and the Influential Women of the Year
A Virtual Talk with Pam Carruthers
From Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Greta Thunberg, from Jacinda Arden to Kamala Harris, 2020 has seen the remarkable rise of women in the news and taking centre stage. Looking at the charts of some of these influential women of 2020, Pam will explore which Venus Shamanic Archetype they embody. When Venus is 10 degrees ahead of the Sun while still retrograde, it is rising as a Morning Star. This is called the heliacal rise and shamanic astrology calls this “The Shamanic Overtone.” Venus rose as a Morning Star on June 10 2020 and began a new 19 month cycle, so we are currently in the Shamanic Overtone of Gemini.
When Venus is retrograde she conjuncts the Sun in only five signs of the Zodiac in a lifetime! From 1966 through 2047 these are Aries; Scorpio; Gemini; Capricorn; Leo/Virgo. In this presentation find out which if these is your Shamanic Overtone.
2021 sees Venus change direction to become an Evening Star. Key Dates to watch are when Venus disappears from the morning sky on February 13th at 15 degrees Aquarius. Venus then meets with the Sun on 25th March at 6 degrees Aries. Venus rises as an Evening Star on May 3rd at 24 degrees Taurus. While Venus is invisible you may find you are less inclined to be social. Venus will begin her retrograde period on December 19th 2021 in Capricorn conjunct Pluto and start a new Morning Star Shamanic Cycle on January 13th 2022 at 15 degrees Capricorn.
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 and Key Dates for 2021. Contact her via her website www.healingstars.com
February 3rd: Astrological Mavericks
A Virtual Talk with Michael Bartlett
Some of us are walking billboards for the planets. We wear their mark in a way that is simultaneously unseen, yet seen by all. If you or someone you know has a planet conjunct one of the birth chart’s angles, this is a big billboard and the mark is not likely washed away. Planets conjunct the AS/DS and/or MC/IC are super powered archetypal energies expressed in a person’s life. Michael will present observations from research for his book Astrological Mavericks which illustrate the dramatic effects such placements make in an individual’s life and how they impact society and thereby change the world. Surprising examples of both negative and positive expression will be illustrated for the 48 placements for each planet -not just the standard two of sign and house. Join us on Wednesday 3 February 2021 for a lively and informative talk presenting anecdotal evidence from the lives of numerous mavericks who continue to change our world. There will be opportunities for questions and discussion.
Michael Bartlett focuses on traditional and esoteric astrology. His Core Energetic training, highly intuitive nature, three decades of business experience and two decades of astrological wisdom gives him an extensively resourced toolbox he offers to his clients. He offers webinars, workshops, experiential intensives, readings, speaking engagements, teaches classes for Kepler College and co-hosts a weekly YouTube show. He offers resources at coremichael.com and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505.690.3860
Facilitating the Change You Seek
February 17th: Chasing the Dragon: Draconic Astrology and Finding the Life Purpose
A Virtual Talk with Victor Olliver
Draconic (or nodal) astrology is an ancient Babylonian system which identifies a person’s soul purpose in this life. The birth (or event) chart is reset by moving the North Node to the start of Aries, creating a Moon-referenced chart to be read by the side of the tropical (Sun-referenced) natal chart. Victor will examine the charts of Greta Thunberg, Meghan and Harry, Heddy LaMarr, Queen Victoria and many more, including his own, in demonstrating the amazing accuracy of this little-known system.
Victor Olliver has been editor of the Astrological Association’s membership magazine, The Astrological Journal, for over six years. And he also writes the stars column for The Lady magazine. He has a distinction diploma in mundane and natal astrology from the Mayo School of Astrology. Before becoming a full-time astrologer with a prestigious clientele, he was an award-winning feature writer and editor and his many interviews and features appeared in such publications as Marie Claire, Woman’s Journal, The Sunday Times Magazine and The Times. He lives in West Sussex, UK. His website: victorolliver.co.uk.
March 3rd: How Medieval Astrologers Knew What You Really Wanted
A Virtual Talk with Chris Mitchell
The twelfth century saw a huge translation movement in Western Europe, when Arabic texts were translated into Latin for the first time. The 12th-century scholar Roger of Hereford was teaching schoolkids some pretty sophisticated astrology based on these texts, including some techniques to find out what the client *really* wanted, in his book of “Intentions”. Knowing what the client’s intention in visiting the astrologer might almost be considered an early version of psychological astrology – just as a modern astrologer might draw up a consultation chart.
Chris Mitchell has a PhD from the University of Leicester on the topic of medieval astrology, is a tutor on the MA Cultural Astronomy and Astrology course at the University of Wales, and holds a diploma in Medieval Astrology from Astrologos. He has been actively involved in promoting and teaching astrology for 20 years, is on the board of the Astrological Association, and has given talks to groups and conferences in Europe and the US.
March 17th: TBC
A Virtual Talk with Israel Ajose
Israel Ajose D.Psych.Astrol is a dedicated student and teacher of astrology, tarot, and a consultant. He studied and completed full honours in psychological astrology at the centre of psychological astrology in London with Liz Greene. By combining traditional, mediaeval, and psychological and Vedic techniques and methods, he is now a full-time practitioner & teacher of astrology, tarot, philosophical and esoteric teachings. He is currently the President of the astrological lodge of London. Much of his studies and practices also include cosmology, mythology, occult sciences, Kabbalah, shamanism, and divination
April 7th: My Moon is on your Mars, are we compatible?!
A Virtual Talk with Fernanda Paiva
Astrology is famous for promising enlightening insights about love: sun sign compatibility, chart comparison (also known as synastry), composite charts… There are a myriad of different techniques that promise revealing the amount of compatibility between people. But how do they work? Is it really possible to tell from 2 astrology charts if their owners would get along or not? In this talk we will be having fun exploring some of these techniques and using a few examples in order to understand compatibility astrology a bit further (to make the most of this evening, a basic understanding of astrology is required).
Bio: Fernanda Paiva is a practicing astrologer with a BA. in History and she acquired her astrology certificate with distinction at the London School of Astrology. She has been published by Flare UK, IAM Infinity magazine, the AA Journal and at the astrodienst website, and she is currently doing her masters’ thesis for the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology at the University of Wales. Fernanda is originally from Brazil but has been living in the UK for the past 13 years and she did her first talk at the Astrological Association Conference in 2020 on the Astrology of The Handmaid’s Tale.