CAA Monthly Lecture: Astrology and Polarity Therapy , by Michaela Meiser, 26th November 2017

Date: Sunday 26th November 2017

Time: 10:30 am for 11:00 am

Venue: Shamballah, near Cape Point (directions)

Fee: Members free, non-members R50, all welcome!



The correlation of the signs and the human body in energetic terms

“The Power of Three”

In this talk we focus on the twelve astrological signs, how they are made up energetically and how they find expression in the human body.

Besides looking at the 4 element triads, we also relate the 3 astrological modalities of cardinal, fixed and mutable to the 3 different types of energy principles of positive (rajas), negative (tamas) and neutral (sattva) as known in Ayurveda and Polarity Therapy.

We also take a close look at how the human energy field is formed and how our electromagnetic field is composed of 3 different types of energy currents as described in the Polarity Therapy of Dr Randolph Stone.


About Michaela Meiser

I was born in Austria on 9 October 1966 and emigrated to South Africa in late 1988 after meeting a South African in my last year of studying for my tourism college degree in Salzburg. My sons were born here in 1990 and 1992 and I started studying astrology with Monica Cromhout in 1999 before meeting Marelna du Plessis on one of the CAA talks and embarking on her 2 year course on Polarity Therapy before moving back to Austria with my sons in late 2002 so they could get an education overseas. Although still in the travel business full time, my passion for astrology and polarity have remained and further courses over the years have also taken me into a more psychological and philosophical direction and I am currently studying with the Faculty in London to gain my Diploma.

My life is split between Austria and Cape Town and both my sons have decided to move back to this lovely city after finishing their education, so travelling up and down these “poles” is so natural to me that the name of Astro-Polarity has come up as a business name. My website is still new and “growing“, and I have started with regular monthly blogs. I am available for consultations in both German and English in person or via Skype or what’s app and do translations and workshops.

Mobile: + 43 (0) 6767436355


CAA Library Days at Shamballah

The CAA and Shamballah are proud to announce our very first
Library Day on 19 November, from 11 am to 3 pm.

Join us in an informal gathering, a chance to sit around and read the fantastic astrology books in our ever-growing collection. You can even sign the books out to take home for a limited period (if you are a CAA member), just like a real library! Or enjoy the chance to chat astrology in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.

Donations for coffee/tea/clean-up, or food/snack contributions are welcome.


Nick Dagan Best–    078 754 6196
Nancy Massing–       082 600 6207

CAA Monthly Lecture: Finding Your Own Voice as an Astrologer, by Monica Cromhout, 29th October 2017

Date: Sunday 29th October 2017

Time: 10:30 am for 11:00 am

Venue: Shamballah, near Cape Point (directions)

Fee: Members free, non-members R50, all welcome!



Astrologers understand more clearly than most that every human being is a once-off creation.

The creative cycles of our solar system remain diverse over millennia, So, of course, each astrologer is also unique.

The quality of our work and the impact we could make, are written in our genes, in our environment, and in that sacred moment when we took our first breath.

Can we find our own way? Dare we break out of the mould imposed on us by the world we live in, and climb a new kind of mountain?

Let’s talk about this mysterious personal metamorphosis that steadily reveals our unrepeatable individuality, equipped to serve a world engulfed in a tumultuous struggle.

Bring along a copy of your birth chart, and a mind open to possibilities for your life and your work.


About Monica Cromhout

In her work as an astrologer, Monica focuses on the high potentials revealed in a birth-chart and the signposts that point the way. In our journey towards perfection, there are obstacles to overcome, gifts to develop, and choices to make.

Since 1996 she has worked as an astrologer, first as a part-time interest, and then as a full-time passion. Before that, her background was in corporate strategic planning, training of counselors and writing and publishing.

Phone:  (021) 852-4728 and 083 453 0052


CAA Monthly Lecture: Conscious Catching: Sun-Moon, by Anya Kotzuba , 24th Sept 2017

Date: Sunday 24th Sept 2017

Time: 10:30 am for 11:00 am

Venue: Shamballah, near Cape Point (directions)

Fee: Members free, non-members R50, all welcome!


CONSCIOUS CATCHING: SUN – MOON – working with your birth chart and transits to catch the repetitive patterns that get in the way.

In Anya’s words…

“I will concentrate on the significance of the Sun energy – purpose, talents etc as well as the ego patterns that can emerge and the emotional patterns (Moon) that develop from that. We will be looking at the imbalances that occur in our mundane routines and daily rhythm and how to consciously find a balance between outer obligations and honoring our inner needs. We will look at the significance of the elements and the qualities of your birth chart and how this can affect the balance and how to consciously add in the missing components to help you create a more balanced life style and rhythm to work with.

I will also touch on the transits and phases of the Moon and how to work with your chart on a daily/month basis, based on the Moon transits. The Moon transits help you to reconnect to your feelings and intuition. The Sun transits can also be done on a monthly/ yearly format as it moves through the different houses and connecting with significant planets in your birth chart through the course of the year.

Please bring your birth charts with as this will make it easier for you to map and log the information around your own individual chart.

About Anya Kotzuba

I am a qualified astrologer and predominantly work from a coaching angle. I have been fascinated by astrology from an early age and went for my first reading with Rod Suskin at the age of 19. Soon after that I started his part time astrology course. At that point astrology was more an interest than a vocation for me. The point at which I knew I needed to take astrology to the next level was in my 30`s when I became a mother and saw the benefits of understanding my children’s individual needs through their birth charts. Just before my Jupiter return I then restudied Rod`s 3 year diploma course. I now run various workshops, write a daily horoscope for Women24 and do individual readings. I am also an illustrator/artist, so I try to combine my artistic side into astro illustrations, icons and paintings”.

mobile: 0726735144

CAA Monthly Lecture: Pluto Lord of the Underworld, by Samten de Wet, 27th Aug 2017

Date: Sunday 27th Aug 2017

Time: 10:30 am for 11:00 am

Venue: Shamballah, near Cape Point (directions)

Fee: Members free, non-members R50, all welcome!

ps. bring warm socks for winter cold



An Astro-Cultural Exploration of the Personal and the Planetary Archetype of Pluto

Journey into the Underworld through an investigation of this alluring topic, with your own chart in hand.

About the Speaker: Samten de Wet

Samten de Wet is an intrepid and seasoned researcher of history, art and esotericism. In the course of his extensive travels he has  met and collaborated with many great teachers of religion, spirituality and mysticism.

His understanding of and interest in astrology has been fostered by his fascination with hermeticism, alchemy and mythology. Samten’s erudition in the realms of history and culture enables him to provide valuable context to astrology’s historical development and vissisitudes.

You can find out more about his work and publications through his website:

Special offer to all CAA Members

Special offer to all CAA members and inviting all Cape astrology lovers who are not already members to join the Cape Astrology Association and receive a 10% discount on the IVC’s 28th International Astrological Conference 31st Jan – 4th Feb 2018 to be hosted in Kalkata, India. The event and line-up of participating speakers are extraordinary and can be viewed on For further details contact Nancy Massing or Richard Alwin Fidler

CAA Monthly Lecture: Fertility Astrology, by Nicola Smuts- Allsop, 30th July 2017

Date: Sunday 30th July 2017

Time: 10:30 am for 11:00 am

Venue: Shamballah, near Cape Point (directions)

Fee: Members free, non-members R50, all welcome!

ps. bring warm socks for winter cold

Fertility Astrology

Jumping straight into an in-depth delineation of a fertility chart, with a demonstration of the use of triplicity phase rulership of the phases of life, and the Almuten of pregnancy. Bring your own charts and a pen as Nicola will present experientially. Nicola’s example chart appears in her forthcoming book (publication November).


About the Speaker: Nicola Smuts-Allsop

Nicola Smuts is a consulting astrologer, living in the UK.  She has a diploma from Rod Suskin School of Astrology in South Africa and a medieval diploma from Astrologos in the UK. Nicola has completed a Masters degree in Sacred Myth and Cosmology at the University of Christchurch in Canterbury. She lectures internationally on her fertility work, and her research and methods in this field are pioneering and unique.

Her success in diagnosing fertility issues in charts and finding potentially fertile times to try IVF and other reproductive treatments has been featured in mainstream press (Daily Mail UK, London Times UK, Sunday Times UK)  magazines such as Marie Claire (SA), OVA (UK) Fertility Road (UK) and her work has been featured on national television in South Africa.  Many couples are extremely grateful to her for the valuable, time-saving advice and recommendations she is able to provide, to maximise the potential for conception.  Her practical knowledge of the process of IVF and other reproductive treatments is extensive, and her own personal experience of secondary infertility makes her a compassionate and caring professional.

CAA Monthly Lecture: The Art of Drawing Horoscope Charts, by Dianne Garven, 25th June 2017, Shamballah

Date: Sunday 25th June 2017
Time: 10:30am for 11:00am
Venue: Shamballah, near Cape Point (directions)
Fee: Members free, non-members R50, all welcome!

The Art of Drawing Horoscope Charts

by Dianne Garven

Ever wondered how the newspaper and magazine horoscope charts are drawn? This coming Sunday Dianne will show us the means of drawing weekly, monthly and annual Sun sign (horoscope) charts.

About the Speaker:

Dianne Garven is an experienced practitioner of ‘traditional astrology’ and is most happy when making a positive difference in her client’s lives.  She has had a lifelong fascination and relationship with astrology and the philosophy behind it. She has been practicing professionally since 2002.

“From Plato, we learn that it is our responsibility to know ourselves, astrology is a very powerful tool in helping us achieve this and live to our full potential. Astrology is a way of life for me and a very profound spiritual wisdom and practice. It not only gives clarity but also acceptance of who we are and surrender to the process of our purpose and with that comes peace.”

Dianne hosts Astrology workshops, tutors Diploma students, and teaches an Astrology foundation course.

You can reach her on:




CAA 3-Months’ Speakers Line-Up

CAA Monthly Lecture: The Astrology of Love, by Margarita Celeste, 28 May 2017, Shamballah

Date:  Sunday, 28 May 2017
10:30am for 11:00am
Shamballah, near Cape Point (directions)
Members free, non-members R50, all welcome!


The Astrology of Love: Using this Art to become Free & Conscious in our Relationships

A few months ago, Margarita sat down at an astrologers’ gathering, to lead a discussion on Relationship Astrology (Synastry). Upon sharing her life stories and astrological observations, she came to a realisation – that her spiritual path had been primarily led by the partners she had chosen throughout her life, and her experience in different relationships seemed to be vast and varied to the people around her – and that these stories had a purpose, which was to help others understand their own relationships better.

Having always dabbled in Relationship Astrology as a passion and always knowing she wished to specialise here, she has decided to finally put together a talk based on her experience in her own life as well as with clients, along with the observations she has made during her time as a writer on the Astrology of Relationships.

This talk is aimed at those with some knowledge of their own charts, will be humorous, insightful, and hopefully, serve as a guiding light for this most tricky part of life and by and large, a huge reason why people come for astrological readings.

Margarita Celeste, Dip. Traditional Astrology

Margarita Celeste is a practicing Traditional Astrologer, who graduated from the celebrated astrologer, Rod Suskin’s School of Astrology, with a distinction after 3 years of formal study. She has always had a passion for the planets and the stars, with Linda Goodman as her Gateway Drug into the magical world of astrology when she was a teenager. Having first studied Vedic (Eastern) Astrology, she decided to make her discipline in Traditional Hellenistic Astrology originating from the ancient Greek world. She has taken her art worldwide on her travels, holding classes and workshops, consultations and talks in various conscious communities, and after some time felt called to bring the workshops to Cape Town, to the flourishing spiritual community.