2022 Autumn Term Astrology Talks in Brighton

Chairman Julian Venables has great pleasure in announcing the Brighton Astrology Circle 2022 Autumn term programme of Wednesday evening talks via Zoom. 

7  September: Unlock the Secrets of the Moon Phases

Robyn Ray
Robyn Ray

A Virtual Talk with Robyn Ray

Understanding the Phases of the Moon enriches our Astrological knowledge and helps us to predict and Time Events in the future. Why, when we are watching the Transits to a Chart, do we also need to follow the current Moon Phase? How are we able to know and understand where we are in a particular Story and how do we link the different events together? What does a First Quarter and Last Quarter Moon really mean? Can we begin to understand how events will play out as we watch these Moon Phases develop? Why do Transits also need a Moon Phase? What periods are going to be important both in our own lives and in World events, as they unfold?

Robyn will explain this system, which is simple and easy to use.

Robyn Ray, DFAstrolS, RCAstrol, STA, FAPAI has been an Astrologer since the late eighties, firstly qualifying with the Faculty of Astrological Studies, followed by a Counselling Diploma based on Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology. Robyn also obtained her STA certificate in 2013 and for many years she was an active member of the APAI Council. Robyn specialises in Timing Events using the Moon Phases.


21 September: Psyche and Symbol: Astrology, Art, and the Chart

Claudia Bader
Claudia Bader

Virtual Talk with Claudia Bader

Psychoaesthetics is the study of how psyche expresses through the arts. The psyche speaks to us through art in line, form, colour, images and archetypes; and these elements have astrological correlates. Richly illustrated with examples of artists (famous and not), a result of over 25 years of research on art elements, psychology, and astrology, we’re going to look at the specific art characteristics of the signs and planets to see how someone’s astrology and psychology shows in their art.

Claudia Bader, NCGR-PAA Level IV Counseling Astrologer, licensed psychoanalyst and creative arts therapist, has pioneered the interface of psychoanalysis, astrology, alchemy, art, and mandalas since 1973, teaching at universities and conferences. She served on the boards of AFAN, the Association of Astrology and Psychology, and was head of the Institute for Expressive Analysis and “out” as an astrologer. Published in the Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion and different astrology journals, her PhD explores the relationship of astrologers to astrology through the lens of transitional phenomena and the transformational object. Co-author of the bestselling Love Planets, in private practice in NYC, she also takes people to their soul homes with past life and spiritual regression.

Contact information: abzudusk@gmail.com   website: heartandsoulsource.com

5 October: Water and the Thirst for Oneness

Ana Isabel
Ana Isabel

A Virtual Talk with Ana Isabel

Our emotional landscape is as boundless as the sea. We yearn to connect with others. Sometimes this causes confusion as we forget about boundaries. What can the Element of water tell us about this yearning? In this talk, Ana Isabel explores a deeper understanding of the psyche, consciousness and the Soul through an exploration of the deeper lessons that the element of water offers us.

Ana Isabel – Astrologer, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Past Life Regressionist. Ana is an Astrologer, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Past Life Regressionist, Teacher and Broadcaster. Ana combines Hypnotherapy and Astrology to help unblock repressed aspects of the personality as well as working on the links between the Birth Chart, Karma and Pre-birth experiences. She has worked with the Queen’s Doctor at his clinic in Belgravia and has two podcasts on Astrology and another on Spirituality.

Website: www.lifeastrologer.com

Bookings from 22 September

19 October: Quick Delineations or How to get to the Heart of the Chart in Easy Steps

sharon knight
Sharon Knight

A Virtual Talk with Sharon Knight

We will look at traditional methods of delineating a chart whether natal, mundane or horary,  and see how easy it is to quickly get to the heart of the chart by using just a couple of planets and a few simple  techniques. With some knowledge of the planetary cycles, you will be able to inform your friends or clients ahead of time when they may need an umbrella or sunscreen. If anyone is brave enough to share their chart details in public, we can make the session interactive and have some fun.

Sharon Knight has worked as a professional astrologer for nearly 30 years. Initially studying with the Faculty, passing the Intermediate Diploma before qualifying as a QHP with Olivia Barclay. She gained her MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology in 2004. She’s a Fellow of the Association of Professional Astrologers International and Chair of the same. Sharon is currently a tutor & convenor of the QHP, as well as teaching her own APAI accredited course on traditional natal astrology. Sharon won the Astrologer of the Year title in 2016 with her lecture on Sect & Triplicity. She has spoken at the AA Conferences, The Lodge, taught traditional methods at schools in Taiwan, Turkey and to groups in South Africa & around the UK.  She’s written columns for various women’s magazines, newspapers and astrological journals, and for the past 12 years has had a regular slot on local radio.

Bookings from 6 October

2 November: The Astrology of ‘The Crown’

Alex Trenoweth
Alex Trenoweth

A Virtual Talk with Alex Trenoweth

For centuries, astrology and royalty have been linked. In recent times, we have all become riveted by The Crown Netflix series which tells the tangled tale of the current British Royal Family through an abdication crisis, divorce and infidelity, public dramas and behind-the-scenes heartache as well as several Prime Ministers. But is it all down to juicy plotlines and good acting? Alex has been studying the astrology of famous people and the actors who portray them and what she has discovered is that there are strong astrological links that tell the real story. So grab some popcorn and settle in for a very interesting screening starring Astrology and Royalty.

Alex Trenoweth is a professional schoolteacher as well as an astrologer specialising in child development, particularly the important life stage of adolescence. She has spoken at astrology conferences around the world, contributed to important astrological publications and has won several major awards for her unique research based on her book “Growing Pains: The Astrology of Adolescence” by The Wessex Astrologer. She has also authored “The Adolescent Astrology Report” which was created to help parents and teachers understand the children they care for. Her new book “Mirror Mirror: Famous People and the Actors who have Portrayed Them” contains a foreword by the legendary astrologer Julia Parker. Alex has recently started her own astrology school, Rohini Academy of Astrology and is currently very busy with clients and students. Her website is www.alextrenoweth.co.uk

Bookings from 20 October

16 November: Houses and Rectification 

Chris Mitchell
Chris Mitchell

A Virtual Talk with Chris Mitchell

Houses had an incredible depth of meaning in traditional astrology, and we’ll look at some of these. For houses to work, you need an accurate birth time – how did they do that in an age when nobody had a wristwatch?

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.

Bookings from 3 November

7 December: What just happened?

A Virtual Talk with Trav Travers

Trav Travers
Trav Travers

A useful and interesting look at events and the astrology behind them. The catastrophic, the audacious. Events that touch nations on a grand scale, the root of conspiracy theories. Suitable for all and not a Mundane book in sight. Very simple traditional rules will guide us to see what just happened, astrologically speaking. The easy rules used in this session are a useful astrological tool you will use again and again.

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’.

Bookings from 17 November