The Astrologer's Diary

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APRIL 2019

Wednesday 3rd

Iconic Women in Music Sara Dunkley will explore the horoscopes of several female singers who have galvanised the music industry and whose creative talents ensure that they stand out among the fascinating vocal characters you find among the chart-toppers. 7:20 start at the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, 25 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AP in the Mary Duffy Room on the first floor. A meeting of the Scottish Astrological Association

Thursday 4th

A Grimoire of Astrological Magic... or "Please bring leopard fat" Picatrix is a 1000-year-old grimoire of astrological magic, originally written in Arabic but translated into Spanish and Latin in the 13th century. It attempted to bring together and rationalise many earlier works and went on to become a highly influential book in the Renaissance and later. Chris Mitchell will look at this ancient tome and which promises to help you find true love, summon demons and forge magical talismans using everyday ingredients such as diamonds and leopard fat, and we'll have a look at some related charts too. 7.30 to 9.30pm at 2 Wolseley Terrace Oriel Rd Cheltenham. Cost: £7/non-members, £5/members, £3/students. Aquarius Severn Astrology Group

Friday 5th

NEW MOON 08:50 GMT 15°17 Aries

Wednesday 10th

Linda Goodman, astrologer, born OTD 1925

Jupiter stationary (turning retrograde) at 24°21 Sagittarius

The Astrology of Relationships A talk by Joanna Watters. This talk unravels the astrological threads in each horoscope that make up the tapestry of our key relationships. Learn how your horoscope isn't just about you! Each planet symbolizes a facet of your own nature but they are also the significators for parents, siblings, children and so on. In terms of partnership the condition of the planets and traditional timing methods hold the keys to the type of relationships we attract, why and when, covering such matters as emotional needs, compatibility, meetings/marriages and soul mates. The second half of the evening will be open discussion and you can let me know if you would like to contribute a horoscope of your own choice. Location: London. Price: £20.00 or £17.00 Early Bird payment by 5 March. Info: Email:

Friday 12th

Uranus Into Taurus with Sue Fletcher. The unexpected nature of Uranus may shake some of us up and it will have an effect on world events too. It is connected to possessions, money and our connection to our body, the quality of our relationships, the earth we live on and everything that we hold dear and that makes us feel secure. Remember Taurus is about security so it is about how we handle money and other things that are of value to us. All of this will undergo a new awareness and will need some kind of creative revision. Uranus is the innovator the genius and so the good news is that there should be some new, creative and exciting ways to heal the planet and ourselves. Come and find out more about Uranus and what may be happening in your life as we discover each house position of Uranus through Taurus. A meeting of the Bedford Astrology Club. 7.45 for 8pm start at:St Marks Community Centre, Calder Rise, Bedford MK41 7UY

Saturday 13th

Bolton Astrological Society Spring Conference £35.00 including lunch. Melanie Reinhart will be speaking on The Lunation Cycle. Information and booking:

Aspects, Aspect Patterns and Chart Interpretation A workshop with Joanna Watters. Suitable for all Levels. Aspects tell us about the relationships between the signs, and therefore the position of the planets, whether or not they are connected, for good or ill, as allies or as enemies. Harmonious aspects generally reflect our happier personality traits and the areas of our lives that are easier and more pleasurable. The inharmonious aspects reflect the opposite, the troubled parts of our psyche and the areas of our lives that are characterized by tension or difficulty. All the major aspects and aspect patterns are important in delineating both character and destiny, and this workshop will focus on showing how this area of craft is crucial for making the leap into the fascinating world of chart interpretation. As always you will be working on your own horoscope as well as looking at examples so please have your data to hand when you book so that your horoscope can be drawn up in advance. Locations: London. 11am - 5pm. Prices: £55.00 Early Bird - if booked by Tuesday 5 March (the day that Mercury turns retrograde); £65.00 on the door.Info: Email:

Wednesday 17th

Mercury enters Aries 06:01 GMT

Friday 19th

FULL MOON 11:12 GMT 29°07 Libra

Saturday 20th

Sun enters Taurus 08:55 GMT

Venus enters Aries 16:11 GMT

Wednesday 24th

Pluto stations (retrograde until 2nd October) at 23°09 Capricorn

Tuesday 30th

Saturn stations (retrograde until 17th Deptember) at 20°31 Capricorn

MAY 2019

Thursday 2nd

Relationships and astrological charts Chris Burgoyne looks at the main tool astrology uses to interpret relationships between individuals, with some great example charts. The basic techniques help us to look at what may be going on between individuals, or between an individual and anything that has an astrological chart. 7.30 to 9.30pm at 2 Wolseley Terrace Oriel Rd Cheltenham. Cost: £7/non-members, £5/members, £3/students. Aquarius Severn Astrology Group

Saturday 4th

NEW MOON 22:55 GMT 14°11 Taurus

Astrology and Tarot An all-day workshop with Sue Farebrother. Venue: Streetly Toby Carvery, Chester Road North, Sutton Coldfield,Birmingham B73 6SP. Time: 10.30am to start at 11.00am to 5.00pm. Cost: £35. For more information contact Gill on or visit our website Birmingham Astrology Group

Saturday 11th

William Lilly, astrologer, born OTD 1609(OS 1st May)

Classical Medical Astrology: Healing With Elements The Scottish Astrological Association in association with the Astrological Association of Great Britain offer a one day workshop with Oscar Hoffman. 10am - 5pm at the Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, EH1 2JL. Details and booking: Oscar Hoffman workshop

Wednesday 15th

Venus enters Taurus 09:46 GMT

15th - 22nd: Greek Island Summer School: Astrology and Magic With Elisabeth Brooke. Elizabeth is returning to Greece for the second year running. She is a Herbalist and Astrologer with forty years of experience in both fields, has taught classes and workshops worldwide and has a private practice in London. She has written the best selling A Woman's Book of Herbs (The Women's Press, 1992) and five other books, including her new work Traditional Herbal Western Medicine (January 2019), and A Woman's Book of Shadows which is all about magic and which is being reissued in April. Places still available. Greek Island Summer School Or email: Joanna Watters

Thursday 16th

Mars enters Cancer 03:09 GMT

Saturday 18th

FULL MOON 21:11 GMT 27°39 Scorpio

Tuesday 21st

Sun enters Gemini 07:59 GMT

Mercury enters Gemini 10:52

Wednesday 22nd

Lois Rodden, astrologer, data collector and founder of Astro-DataBank, born OTD 1922

Thursday 23rd

23rd - 27th: 35th Annual NORWAC Seattle, USA.

JUNE 2019

Saturday 1st

Magickal Women Conference South Kensington, London SW7.

Monday 3rd

NEW MOON 10:02 GMT 12°34 Gemini

Tuesday 4th

Mercury enters Cancer 20:04 GMT

Wednesday 5th

5th - 12th: Greek Island Summer School: Discovering Astrology This course is based on my book Be Your Own Astrologer and is suitable for beginners and refreshers. We cover a lot of material, starting with Sun signs and ending with first steps in predictive work. Learn how to bring any horoscope to life, spelling out destiny as well as character with traditional natal interpretation and timing techniques. Enjoy the company of like-minded people, and blend study with a relaxing holiday on the idyllic island of Lefkada. Greek Island Summer School Or email: Joanna Watters

Sunday 9th

Venus enters Gemini 01:37 GMT

Thursday 13th

the 51st annual conference of the Astrological Association.
Information and booking here.

Saturday 15th

John Addey, astrologer and co-founder of the Astrological Association, born OTD 1920

Sunday 16th

Jupiter square Neptune at 18°43 Sagittarius / Pisces

Monday 17th

FULL MOON 08:31 GMT 25°53 Sagittarius

Friday 21st

SUMMER SOLSTICE Sun enters Cancer 15:54 GMT

Neptune stations (retrograde until 27th November) at 18°43 Pisces

Thursday 27th

27th - 1st July: Great Lakes Astrology Conference Ann Arbour, USA.

JULY 2019

Monday 1st

Mars enters Leo 23:19 GMT

Tuesday 2nd

NEW MOON 19:16 GMT 10°38 Cancer

Wednesday 3rd

Venus enters Cancer 15:18 GMT

Saturday 13th

Dark and Light: The role of sunlight and shadow in culture The 17th Annual Sophia Centre Conference, at the Faculty of Humanities and the Performing Arts, University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, Lampeter. Information and booking:

Tuesday 16th

FULL MOON 21:38 GMT 24°04 Capricorn

Tuesday 23rd

Sun enters Leo 02:50 GMT

Sunday 28th

Venus enters Leo 11:31 GMT


Thursday 1st

NEW MOON 03:12 GMT 08°37 Leo

Mercury stations at 24°01 Cancer (goes direct)

Friday 7th

Alan Leo, astrologer, born OTD 1860

Sunday 11th

Mercury enters Leo 14:46 GMT

Jupiter stations at 14°30 Sagittarius (goes direct)

Monday 12th

Uranus stations at 06°37 Taurus (goes retrograde until 10th Jan 2020)

Thursday 15th

FULL MOON 12:29 GMT 22°24 Aquarius

Friday 16th

Roy Firebrace, sidereal astrologer & co-founder of the Astrological Association, born OTD 1889

Wednesday 21st

Venus enters Virgo 09:06 GMT

Friday 23rd

Sun enters Virgo 10:02 GMT

Thursday 29th

Mercury enters Virgo 07:48 GMT

29th - 3rd September: NCGR Conference Baltimore,USA.

Friday 30th

NEW MOON 10:37 GMT 06°47 Virgo


Saturday 14th

FULL MOON 04:33 GMT 21°05 Pisces

Mercury enters Libra at 07:14 GMT

Venus enters Libra at 13:43 GMT

Wednesday 18th

Saturn stationary at 13°55 Capricorn (turning direct)

Saturday 21st

Jupiter squares Neptune at 17°00 Sagittarius/Pisces

Monday 23rd

AUTUMN EQUINOX Sun enters Libra 07:50 GMT

Saturday 28th

NEW MOON 18:26 GMT 05°20 Libra