2023 Autumn Term Astrology Talks in Brighton

Acting Chairman Victor Olliver has great pleasure in announcing the Brighton Astrology Circle 2023 Autumn term programme of Wednesday evening talks via Zoom. 

6 September: Shamanic Overtone of Venus Exploring the 5 Archetypes of Feminine Power

A Virtual Talk with Pam Carruthers

Pam Carruthers
Pam Carruthers

The cycle of Venus is associated with the ancient Sumerian myth of Inanna, the Queen of Heaven who descends into the Underworld to visit her sister Ereskigal.

Venus Star Point and Heliacal Rise

Venus joined the Sun on August 13th and was reborn as the Morning Star on August 19th when it was 10 degrees ahead of the Sun. (Venus goes direct on September 4th at 12 degrees Leo.)

When Venus reappears as a Morning Star it’s called ‘the heliacal rise’ and it occurs in just 5 signs of the zodiac in a lifetime. They are Aries, Scorpio, Gemini, Aquarius/Capricorn and Leo/Virgo. These are 5 Shamanic Overtone Goddess Archetypes- Which Tribe do you belong to? Examples with famous men and women.

5th Harmonic Chart

Venus is the 5 pointed star and in astrology relates to the 5th Harmonic chart which shows the creative aspects of the Quintile and Biquintile. It shows our style, our approach to life, creating order out of chaos.  Some examples of famous people.

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 newsletters with Key Dates for 2023 and notification of her MasterClasses on astrology and healing. Contact her via her website www.healingstars.com

20 September: Astrological Nutrition: Vitamins, Minerals, Metals, and the Planets

A Virtual Talk with Judith Hill

Judith Hill

Ancient astrologer-physicians linked specific metals to “their” planet. Modern astrologer Elbert Benjamine assigned vitamins and minerals to planets, an approach furthered by astrologer and bio-chemical researcher Robert Carl Jansky, and Eileen Nauman, DHM. Others have assigned homeopathic cell salts to the twelve zodiac signs. Judith demonstrates how to utilize the birth chart, plus transits, for evaluating potential innate and current nutritional deficiencies, excesses and imbalances. She will also introduce her own fascinating method for defining potential nutritional deficiencies typical of the twelve Ascendant signs.

Judith Hill is an award winning author of thirteen books including the classics: Medical Astrology: A Guide to Planetary Pathology; The Astrological Body Types, and Vocational Astrology (winner of an A.F.A., Inc. “Best Book Award”, 1999.), and Medical Astrology for Health Practitioners. Hill founded The Academy for Astrological Medicine IN 2021, previously producing the Renaissance Medicine Conferences, and created multiple online courses including Medical Astrology 101. Hill was possibly the first to introduce Western Medical Astrology to Szechuan, China. Hill is a Chartered Herbalist with Dominion Herbal College, and a faculty member for The Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism; and Kepler College. She also pioneered medical studies of the Lunar Nodes, and the medical impact of eclipses, initiating the first nodal polarity conscious eclipse calendar.

An internationally recognized researcher, Hill internationally published significant statistical research on astro-genetics and astro-seismology, and has served as the Educational Director for the San Francisco NCGR; and as the private assistant to the great physicist Arthur M. Young at the Institute for the Study of Consciousness. Hill successfully matched five biographies to five natal charts in an NCGR sponsored skeptic’s challenge in 1989.. She is one of the longest practicing full time astrological consultants in America.

4 October: Chiron In Synastry- Healer/Wounder

Ana Isabel
Ana Isabel

A Virtual Talk with Ana Isabel

Relationships act as mirrors showing us who we are through the way we transfer our view of ourselves onto others and by projecting our desires and expectations onto them. They can be a Hall of Mirrors in which we see distorted images of ourselves and others. So, what can Chiron in Synastry show us about the role we play by touching a beloved’s wounds to help bring healing, or by wounding and bringing old pain to the surface? In this talk we will look how Chiron can bring both great pain and healing in relationships.

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



*** Save the date – Autumn Term Special *** 

Saturday 7 October: In person Astrology Day – Details coming soon 

Brighton Astrology Circle would like to invite you to join us on Saturday, 7 October 2023 for our in person workshop “The Astrology of Relationships”


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

Venus Meets Mars: the Astrology of our most Significant Relationships

Phoebe Wyss
Phoebe Wyss

Those who spark love at first sight and those who spark fear, those who mother us and those who abandon us, those who help us rise and those who cause us to fall – all the characters in life’s intensest relationships can be found symbolised in our birth charts.

In this experiential workshop Phoebe will use guided meditation, inter-active group techniques and chart examples to help us understand more deeply what experiencing these significant relationships has taught us about ourselves.

Phoebe Wyss (www. astrophoebe.comis a professional Hove astrologer with 43 years experience in giving consultations, courses and workshops. She also trained as a past-life therapist back in the 1980s in Germany, and for many years combined regression work with natal astrology in her practice. Following her life-long fascination with synchronicity, she’s published an astrological board game, an astrological oracle in book form, two books illuminating the astrological archetypes and a book that explains astrology within the context of the new in-coming cosmology of Oneness – Inside the Cosmic Mind: Archetypal Astrology and the New Cosmology, Floris Books, 2014.


Part Two: 1.30pm – 4.00pm (with a tea break)

Fight or Flight: Peace at any Price, or Simply Seeing Red?

Lindsay Gladstone
Lindsay Gladstone

Strength of character is initially forged within the early learning constellation of family and siblings.

Taking into adulthood negotiating strategies learned in kindergarten how do we face up to adversity and get what we want out of life? Is it through diplomacy and tact?  Or do we wantonly grab our heart’s desire without consideration of other people’s feelings?

In this afternoon session, through the astrological expression of Venus and Mars in the birth chart, we will review our sense of values and self-worth and how these principles colour our relationship towards family, siblings and the world around us.

Lindsay Gladstone is an astrological consultant. Her passionate exploration of the soul’s connection with the cosmos culminated in the Diploma of the Faculty of Astrological Studies (DFAstrolS), as well as an M.A. in Myth, Cosmology, and the Sacred from Canterbury Christ Church University.

For several years Lindsay was Head of Exams and a Council member and tutor for the Faculty of Astrological Studies. Lecturing and curating workshops in the UK and Europe, her journey has evolved into Axis Mundi Astrology.

Visit her website www.axismundiastrology.co.uk

Tea and coffee will be provided. Please bring your birth chart.

Date: Saturday 7 October 2023
Venue: The Loft – Top Floor Room, Cornerstone Community Centre, First Avenue, Hove BN3 2FL
Time: Start at 10am-4pm. Please arrive after 9.30am for the 10am start

To Book Your Place: The fee for the day is £35. Early bird £25. 

18 October: The Water Houses and the Soul of the Family

A Virtual Talk with Carole Taylor

Carole Taylor
Carole Taylor

The 4th, 8th and 12th houses are said to have an affinity with the water signs. Water can be taken as a symbol of the unconscious, an element outside of time where we encounter soul and the deep mysteries of psychic life. These houses also connect us to our family, the 4th as the alembic of home and the lineage of our family tree, the 8th as hidden elements below the surface of family life, and the 12th as unresolved disturbances inherited from the past. The water houses say a great deal about these emotional and psychological legacies as elements of the soul of the family, the arc of something working itself out through successive generations.

We will explore the idea of the family soul through the lens of the water houses, thinking about how the ancestors create the context of our own lives and how our life contributes to the ongoing story of the family to which we belong.

Carole Taylor is a full-time astrological consultant and educator, informed by a deep love of mythology, symbolism and the power of astrology to speak to the felt depths of human experience. She is a former President and Director of Studies at the Faculty of Astrological Studies, founder of its online classes programme and an extensive contributor to its course material. She is co-director of Asteria Teaching and of the Centre for Astrology, Myth and Symbol. She holds an MA in Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred, and is a tutor on the Sophia MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology at the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David.

Carole is the author of Astrology: Using the Wisdom of the Stars in Your Everyday Life and co-author of Journey Through Astrology.


1 November: What Happens When There is the Separation of Self from the Divine? 

Smiljana Gavrancic
Smiljana Gavrancic

A Virtual Talk with Smiljana Gavrančić 

All the miasms (possible illness) are the product of the separation of Self from the Divine. In the centre of this Vortex is syphilitic miasm. How we can ‘mix’ astrology and homeopathy? The base of astrology is mythology. If you know to recognize myths in someone’s chart, you are able to discover which miasms you are living. Smiljana is going to speak on so called Kingdom Family Constellations-Cetus, Andromeda, Cassiopea, Cepheus, Perseus, Pegasus and how to cut off the energetic cord which trap you in family with the help of homeopathy remedies.

Smiljana Gavrančić was born in Serbia. She is Professional ISAR CAP Astrologer since March 2011. She finished her astrological studies at The Institute for Astrological Research and Education Johannes Kepler (Belgrade, Serbia). Before astrology, Smiljana studied International Law (the University of Belgrade, Serbia). Her articles were published at the Mountain Astrology blog, in the Astrological Journal, ISAR Journal, NCGR Geocosmic Journal, Infinity Astrological Magazine, at Astrodienst (astro.com). She gives her talks at astrological conferences: AA Conference 2016, 2022; the Astrological Lodge of London 2016, 2021, 2022; CINASTRO online conference 2015.

Victor Olliver
Victor Olliver

15 November: The Draconics of a Nightmare Relationship: Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas. Disaster or Opportunity?

A Virtual Talk with Victor Olliver

It is customary to dismiss partnerships of love that have not worked out as ‘a big mistake’ or ‘an error of judgement’. But what does draconic astrology have to say? Using the example of Wilde and his boyfriend Douglas (aka ‘Bosie’), Victor analyses their ‘doomed’ bond through their draconic soul purpose charts and discovers valuable life lessons for both. A knowledge of draconic astrology is not essential to follow the talk. All will be explained.

Victor Olliver has been editor of the Astrological Association’s membership magazine, The Astrological Journal, for nearly eight years. 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, 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. He is the author of Chasing The Dragons: An Introduction to Draconic Astrology (Wessex) and of Astrology: Secrets of the Signs and Planets (Flame Tree). His website: victorolliver.co.uk.

6 December: Astrological House Division and the Symbolism of the Celestial Circles

A Virtual Talk with Rhys Chatham

Rhys Chatham
Rhys Chatham

Rhys Chatham explains how the major house division systems are calculated in a way that does not require any math. Rather than advocate the use of one house system over another, we will simply compare them and look at the various celestial circles they are based on, reflecting upon the symbolic implications of each of them and how they might impact on chart interpretation. We’ll discuss what distinguishes one house system from another, allowing you to make informed choices on which ones to use, for what, and when. In this talk we will cover the ecliptic-based (whole sign, equal and Porphyry), space-based (Meridian, Regiomontanus, Campanus), and time-based houses (Alcabitius, Koch and Placidus).

Rhys Chatham – STA DipH,  AFAN/OPA, APAI – is a professional astrologer based in Paris, France with clients from all over the world. He studied 20th century astrology with Charles and Vivian Jayne in the late sixties and seventies, and more recently has been immersed in the practice of traditional astrology, having studied Hellenistic astrology with Chris Brennan, Renaissance astrology and magic with Christopher Warnock, primary directions with Dr. Martin Gansten, and holds the advanced horary diploma from the School of Traditional Astrology (Deborah Houlding, Lee Lehman, Wade Caves). Rhys is also a hermetic kabbalist and has been a member of various lodges in the U.K. since the year 2000.