The Astrologer's Diary

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22nd - 24th June 2018

DIAMONDS IN THE SKY Celebrating our 50th Annual Conference and 60th birthday of the Astrological Association. To get the latest news on this very special event, follow the Astrological Association on Facebook or subscribe to our regular In The Loop email newsletter

SEPTEMBER 2017

Wednesday 13th

Astrology in Education with Alex Trenoweth. 7:30 at the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, 25 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AP. Admission: £5.00 (members) £ 7.00 non-members. More details: scottishastrology.co.uk

Thursday 14th

14th - 20th: Discovering Astrology at the Greek Island Summer School. Learn about astrology while you enjoy the sun and the company on the stunning Ionian island of Lefkada. Suitable for beginners through to intermediate. From Sun signs to first steps in prediction, learn how astrology really works and how your own horoscope holds the keys to your character, destiny and purpose, in both your personal life and out in the world. For more information email Joanna Watters or go to the website: Greek Island Summer School

Monday 18th

Evening Talks at the Astrological Lodge of London 7:00: A Selection of Spies (1) with Wanda Sellar. A name synonymous with spying and seduction is Mata Hari. In October 2017, the French government will declassify official papers on her trial. Fast forward to the fifties, we look at Kim Philby, one of the Cambridge Spies. 8:30 A Selection of Spies (2) with Israel Ajose. What makes a good spy and gives them the ability to do what they do and why? We astrologers have to put on our detective hats to uncover the planetary spy configuration. 8:30 Charts Discussion. Location: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA Information: www.astrolodge.co.uk

Wednesday 20th

NEW MOON 05:30 GMT 27°27 Virgo

Friday 22nd

Sun enters Libra 20:00 GMT

AUTUMN EQUINOX

Monday 25th

Evening Talks at the Astrological Lodge of London 7:00: 'The Financial Universe' with Christeen Skinner. A look at financial astrology today: from money in your own chart, to forecasting price movements and the outlook for the year ahead.8:30: 'The Cross of Matter' (1) with Derek Norcott. The problem with quadrants and why an equal solution is the only route 8:30 Charts Discussion. Location: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA Information: www.astrolodge.co.uk

Wednesday 27th

Discussion Night with the Scottish Astrological Association. 7:30 at the Edinburgh Thistle Hotel Limited 59 Manor Place Edinburgh Scotland EH3 7EG More details: scottishastrology.co.uk

Thursday 28th

Jupiter opposite Uranus at 27°22 Libra / Aries

Pluto turns direct at 16°51 Capricorn

OCTOBER 2017

Monday 2nd

Evening Talks at the Astrological Lodge of London 7:00: 'Happiness and the Inner Marriage of the Sun/Moon Midpoint' with Julian Venables. The promise of the Sun/Moon midpoint (an Alchemical blend of contrasting energies) is that with careful observation and use.  One can find the source of happiness in one's life- most commonly in our closest relationships. 8:30: 'The Cross of Matter' (2) with Derek Norcott. The astronomy of the Asc-Desc, the Ecliptic and the visible/invisible hemispheres. 8:30 Charts Discussion. Location: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA Information: www.astrolodge.co.uk

Thursday 5th

FULL MOON 18:40 GMT 12°33 Aries

Thursday Talks with the Company of Astrologers at the Art Worker's Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1. Interpretation 6:15pm, Lecture 7:15pm, Chart Discussion 8:30pm. Fee, includes tea & biscuits: £9 www.companyofastrologers.com or see us on Facebook.

Monday 9th

Evening Talks at the Astrological Lodge of London 7:00: 'Carter Memorial Lecture: Astrology, Light, Life and Meaning' with Ana Isabel. Ana Isabel explores the role that astrology plays in helping us get a sense of identity and a context for incarnation. In this wide universe, where do we fit in? Why are these questions relevant in helping us develop inner peace? 8:30: 'The Cross of Matter' (3) with Derek Norcott. The astronomy of the MC-IC (RAMC--RAIC), the Celestial Equator and the ascending/descending hemispheres. 8:30 Charts Discussion. Location: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA Information: www.astrolodge.co.uk

Tuesday 10th

Jupiter enters Scorpio 13:20 GMT

Wednesday 11th

Corporate Psychopaths: You Don't Want to Meet Them in a Dark Office with Nicolas Grier. What drives some people to the top of the corporate tree, taking no prisoners as they go? Power? Fame? Insecurity? Or good old-fashioned greed? Let's get the astrological perspective. 7:30 at the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, 25 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AP. Admission: £5.00 (members) £ 7.00 non-members. More details: scottishastrology.co.uk

Monday 16th

Evening Talks at the Astrological Lodge of London 7:00: 'Saturn and the Galactic Centre' with Gill Dorren. Saturn was nearly conjunct the Black Hole at the centre of our Galaxy when a worldwide telescope tried to take the first ever photograph of the Galactic Centre. Is Saturn really the planet of boundaries or helps us transcend our limitations? 8:30: 'Aspects'(1) with Stephanie James. The Conjunction and the Opposition. 8:30 Charts Discussion. Location: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA Information: www.astrolodge.co.uk

Thursday 19th

NEW MOON 19:12 GMT 26°35 Libra

19th - 23rd: SOTA2017 State of the Art Astrology Conference. Venue: Millennium Hotel, Cheektowaga, NY, USA. donnavantoen.com

19th - 22nd: OPA Retreat Program 2017 "The art of living and dying" Venue: Zion National Park, Utah, USA www.opaastrology.org

Monday 23rd

Sun enters Scorpio 05:27 GMT

Evening Talks at the Astrological Lodge of London 7:00: 'Rahu, Ketu Karmic Axis' with Sonal Sachdeva. Its role in the lives of creative designers. 8:30: 'Aspects'(2) with Stephanie James. The Square & Trine. 8:30 Charts Discussion. Location: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA Information: www.astrolodge.co.uk

Wednesday 25th

Discussion Night with the Scottish Astrological Association. 7:30 at the Edinburgh Thistle Hotel Limited 59 Manor Place Edinburgh Scotland EH3 7EG More details: scottishastrology.co.uk

Saturday 28th

Family Patterns in Astrological Practice A workshop with Lynn Bell. Sun and Moon, Saturn and Venus are first experienced through the great ruling forces of our childhood; our parents. We interpret the world using the cues they give us, while their responses were in turn influenced by others, the extended families and ancestors whose successes and failures, quirks and talents, are often found as repeating planetary patterns in our own lives, and in our charts. The closer we look, the more we see mysterious repetitions of dates, parallel events, strange twists of fate that mirror stories from earlier generations. We will identify and work with these patterns, to see how we can honor the past, and walk our own path in life at the same time. More importantly, how do we meet the unlived energies of our ancestors, that seem to rise up again in our own experience? What are the ghosts of the past asking from us, before we can go on our way? Location: Glasgow. Cost: £45 (£40 if booked berfore the end of August OR if a AR/SAA/AA member). Information & booking: www.aquariusrisingwsaa.co.uk or email davidcochrane100@gmail.com

Monday 30th

Evening Talks at the Astrological Lodge of London 7:00: 'The Russian (October) Revolution' with Jadranka Coic. It is a hundred years since the October Revolution, the time when ordinary people, especially women, decided it was time to take their destiny in their own hands.  What did the Revolution achieve in first three years? 8:30: 'Aspects'(3) with Stephanie James. Sextiles, Quincunxes, Unaspected Planets. 8:30 Charts Discussion. Location: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA Information: www.astrolodge.co.uk

NOVEMBER 2017

Thursday 2nd

Thursday Talks with the Company of Astrologers at the Art Worker's Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1. Interpretation 6:15pm, Lecture 7:15pm, Chart Discussion 8:30pm. Fee, includes tea & biscuits: £9 www.companyofastrologers.com or see us on Facebook.

Saturday 4th

FULL MOON 05:23 GMT 11°59 Taurus

Wednesday 8th

Magicians, Witches and Seers with Mark Cullen. We will be examining the charts of several famous occultists, witches and seers. What insights does astrology offer into such intriguing figures? Can we detect any astrological signatures for such pursuits in the birth chart? 7:30 at the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, 25 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AP. Admission: £5.00 (members) £ 7.00 non-members. More details: scottishastrology.co.uk

Saturday 18th

NEW MOON 11:42 GMT 26°19 Scorpio

Wednesday 22nd

Sun enters Sagittarius 03:05 GMT

Wednesday 22nd

Discussion Night with the Scottish Astrological Association. 7:30 at the Edinburgh Thistle Hotel Limited 59 Manor Place Edinburgh Scotland EH3 7EG More details: scottishastrology.co.uk

DECEMBER 2017

Sunday 3rd

FULL MOON 15:47 GMT 11°40 Gemini

Strong>East-West Wisdom Workshop at the Astrological Lodge of London, 50 Gloucester Place WC1. Members: £40, non-members: £45. Details and booking: sonalsach108@gmail.com or circleofdivine.com

Thursday 7th

Thursday Talks with the Company of Astrologers at the Art Worker's Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1. Interpretation 6:15pm, Lecture 7:15pm, Chart Discussion 8:30pm. Fee, includes tea & biscuits: £9 www.companyofastrologers.com or see us on Facebook.

Monday 18th

NEW MOON 06:30 GMT 26°31 Sagittarius

Wednesday 20th

Saturn enters Capricorn 04:49 GMT

Thursday 21st

Sun enters Capricorn 16:28 GMT

WINTER SOLSTICE