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NOTE: In order to send you the Zoom meeting link, please email with proof of bank payment receipt, including your full name and email address thank you. You will also receive a free link to watch the video as attendee or member.

  • Once-off attendance for South Africans: ZAR 90
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  • 12-month membership: R 750
  • NEW – Video of talk for non attendees: R100
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South African attendees, please deposit any fee via Bank EFT:

Cape Astrology Association
Standard Bank – Claremont
Account Number: 077371186
Branch Code: 25109

Reference: your name (and email the proof of payment to us).

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

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CAA Presents: “Planets on Nodes & Magic of Eclipses” – Full Day Workshop in Cape Town with Maurice Fernandez, Sunday 12 February 2023

Date: Sunday 12 February 2023

Time: 9:30 for 10:00 am until 16:00 SAST (please note this is a full day in person event only)

Venue: 12 Periwinkle Place – Kommetjie, Cape Town

Fee & Bookings:  EARLY BIRD R1.350,- until 12 January 2023, R1.500,- from 13 January 2023 (T&C’s apply). To register and for more details, please send an email with reference WORKSHOP to

Including: Live 5 hour workshop from 10:00 – 12:30 / 13:30 -16:00 with 1 hour lunch break, including coffee, teas, soft drinks throughout the day, morning snack, light lunch, afternoon snack and after-workshop time for socialising.

Topic: Planets on Nodes and Magic of Eclipses

We are all aware of the power of eclipses, both visually and astrologically—when the Sun and Moon align with the Nodes, a most powerful activation can ensue.

In truth, all planets making tight contacts with the Nodes can have the most profound and far reaching effect on our lives, whether by natal position or transit. For example, is it any wonder that Elvis Presley was born with Musical Venus on his Nodes, and that Mother Teresa had her Taurus Moon on her Node, feeding orphans?

In this workshop Maurice will go through the meanings of each planets when they align with the Nodes. A fantastic exploration of deep soul meanings, life changing activations, and plan wonder and fun!

About the Presenter

Maurice Fernandez is a leading Evolutionary Astrologer with a worldwide reputation of depth and excellence for his diploma program in astrology, publications, and consulting work. Maurice is the founder of I-ASTROLOGER and RIVER OF STARS conferences. He is the recipient of Orion Award for Outstanding Contribution to Astrology (2022), and ISAR Community Service Award (2022), and served as president of the Organization for Professional Astrology (OPA) for three consecutive terms (2014-2020).


CAA Presents: “Saturn in Pisces” – by Maurice Fernandez, Sunday 27 November 2022

Date: Sunday 27 November 2022

Time: 3:45 pm for 4 pm SAST (please note this is an afternoon event)

Venue: Zoom meeting (link access from 3:45 pm SAST // 2:45 pm CET)

Fee: Please see Payment details Everyone is Welcome!

Cape Town Special: For those in the area and able to join, we are very pleased to also offer a private personal gathering option in Kommetjie, where we can meet and enjoy the Zoom Presentation together. This is the last gathering of the year and we hope that Shamballah will be available again to us early next year. RSVP for both online or on location presence until lunchtime Friday 25 November 2022. Snacks & Drinks will be provided

About the Presentation

2023 – Saturn in Pisces 

Saturn ingresses into the sign of Pisces on March 7 2023, for almost three years, and conjoining Neptune at the tail end of Pisces. Saturn and Neptune will subsequently form a conjunction at 0 Aries (2025-26), for a brand new cycle.
Ruling the SeaGoat sign of Capricorn, Saturn helps us rise from the ocean floors to the top of mountains. We will examine how this transit will affect us personally and politically. Join this online presentation to explore the evolutionary meanings of this powerful transit!

About the Speaker

Maurice Fernandez is a leading Evolutionary Astrologer with a worldwide reputation of depth and excellence for his diploma program in astrology, publications, and consulting work. Maurice is the founder of I-ASTROLOGER and RIVER OF STARS conferences. He is the recipient of Orion Award for Outstanding Contribution to Astrology (2022), and ISAR Community Service Award (2022), and served as president of the Organization for Professional Astrology (OPA) for three consecutive terms (2014-2020).


CAA Presents: “Between Heaven and Earth” – Heliacal Rising and Setting Stars – by Christian Koenig, Sunday 30 October 2022

Date: Sunday 30 October 2022

Time: 3:45 pm for 4 pm SAST (please note this is an afternoon event) or 2:45 for 3 pm CET

Venue: Zoom meeting (link access from 3:45 pm SAST // 2:45 pm CET)

Fee: Please see Payment details Everyone is Welcome!

About the Presentation

There’s a very ancient link that humanity has with the stars. Long before there were planets the stars were acknowledged and recognized as divine. Especially the ascent of the soul was a predominant theme. The Pyramid Texts consider that the soul comes from the stars and returns back to them after death.

Astrologically, star phasing mirrors this: Some stars become visible after being absent from the sky (heliacal rising), others return to Earth after living with the immortal circumpolar stars (heliacal setting).

In this presentation, Christian will encounter these two special stars that guide you. Everyone has a heliacal rising and setting star; it’s a bridge between Heaven and Earth, an important life theme beyond the chart.

About the Speaker

Christian Koenig, born at the autumn equinox, is in love with astrology since he was 11 years old and has studied astrology for more than 35 years.

Christian is a “Certified Astrologer of the German Astrological Association” and an astrological training supervisor. He has an astrological clientele and also works as a licensed depth psychologist and trauma therapist holding an university degree equivalent to a MA in psychology.

It is his passion to bring back the starry sky to astrology – the holistic view and delineation of the whole sky (fixed stars, constellations, and planets). He lives and works in Muenster, a German city in the north-western part of Germany near the border to the Netherlands.

To contact Christian please write to:

CAA Equinox Special 2022 for Non-Members

Happy Equinox everyone wherever you are! 🌞

We have a lovely special for non-members valid until 21 December 2022 Solstice

You can select to attend the last three talks of the year

or select three talks from our video library

plus you can book to attend or get the video link of our Solar Fire Workshop on Sunday 2 October 2022

plus you get a 10% discount voucher for Esotech products (Astro Gold for Mac and other astrology reports) excluding Solar Fire.

To make use of this fantastic offer, please email Karen or Michaela at

CAA Presents: “Digits & Dermatoglyphics”, with Jennifer Hirsh on 25 September 2022.

Date: Sunday 25 September 2022

Time: 3:45 pm for 4 pm SAST (please note that it’s an afternoon event)

Venue: Zoom meeting (link access from 3:45 pm)

Fee: Please see Payment details Everyone is Welcome!

About the Presentation

With their many interconnected mythologies​, astrology and palmistry are allies. With palmistry, we ground the wisdom of astrology into the physical realm of the hand.

In this talk, I’ll discuss fingers, their individual phalanges and each of their governing celestial bodies, and take a look at how well these correlate with interpreting the forms of our digits through the lens of 5 element chirology.

We are pleased to have Jen back as our speaker, following on from her presentation last year on mounts and their markings – you can purchase a view link from our video library if you are not a member (for details see talk post August 2021

Dont miss this special event to learn more about this complementary discipline to further your astrological horizon!

About the Speaker

Chirologist, writer, intuitive counselor, hand reading teacher, and Mosiac artist Jennifer Hirsch had pioneered Chirology in South Africa since 1991. She lives in South Coast, KZN, South Africa, where she reads people’s hands (in person or online) and teaches Chirology. Jennifer has a YouTube channel that is dedicated to helping people to read hands.

She has authored five books about Chirology, palmistry, and hands reading: Illustrated Chirology Palmistry Hand reading; God Given Glyphs – Fingerprints; Training Manual – How to read Hands and Palmistry – Sign & Symbols on the Mounts; The Craft of Palmistry: Five Element Chirology and Cross-Referencing Hands – Traits A – Z. You can contact Jen: Cell: 0824150653

You can find more information on her website. or Facebook page

CAA Presents: “The A-B-C’s of Eris”, with Astro-Therapist Amy Shapiro M.Ed, Sunday, 28 August 2022

Date: Sunday 28 August 2022

Time: 15:50 for 16:00 SAST (afternoon event)

Venue: Zoom meeting (room access and friendly community chat from 15:50 am)

Fee: Please see Payment details everyone is Welcome.

About the Presentation

The A-B-C’s of Eris

Like many seasoned astrologers, when Eris was discovered, Amy resisted the new learning curve. But Eris had other plans! While researching cases for Forces at Work: Astrology and Career, Amy caught a big Eris curve-ball and hasn’t looked back since. Adding Eris to subjects’ charts shed intriguing new light on each soul’s journey that so shocked Amy, she felt compelled to spend the next year immersed in all-things-Eris, resulting in Inviting Eris to the Party: Our Provocateur in Unfair Affairs

In this talk, Amy will introduce the Eris she’s come to know, respect and love, as a unique member of our astrological family. She’ll show how Eris stirs the pot in today’s paradoxical world, wherein once-dismissed voices will be heard and re-enfranchised. Topical cases will confirm how Eris truly is a provocateur in unfair affairs. If, like Amy, you’ve resisted adding Eris to charts, you’ll better understand Eris’ special role in our ongoing spiritual development, and feel more prepared to take Eris’ dare, to interpret her often-veiled — and tricky — messages!

As you may guess, Amy’s delivery combines stimulating information with joy, something Eris also helped her embrace more fully. So sharpen your wit, and get ready to learn and laugh together as Amy explains the A-B-C’s of Eris! While her title makes Eris sound basic enough for anyone to master, you will discover that once you’ve invited Eris to be part of your life, she’s likely to have an intriguing and compelling plan for you too!   

About the Speaker

After studying for 5 years at the Boston School of Astrology, and taking on leadership roles in the Boston area astrological organizations (Star Rovers and NCGR), Amy went on to earn her undergraduate BA degree with a focus on Education and Psychology, then her Master’s Degree in Education, Guidance and Counseling Psychology, and has taught on all levels –preschool to college and beyond. She has received additional Mind-Body training for stress management, and self-hypnosis, the multi-level Awareness Techniques, T’ai Chi, Nutrition, and more.  

Of all the planets, Earth is Amy’s favorite, as her Earth Asc and 3 personal earthy planets confirm.  Besides enjoying the rocks, woods and beaches of Gloucester, MA, USA, Amy’s an avid gardener with 16 flower beds, herb garden, 4 blueberry bushes, large veg garden, and 3 hydro-aeroponic vertical gardens that yield fresh organic greens all year. A heart-centered Leo, Amy’s pride and joy are her sons and grandsons! Giving them the benefit of astrological insights has, she knows, been a great gift and blessing for their development and success. 

In helping clients, Amy draws upon 57 years of astrological observations and life experience, whether to help people reach their potentials, purge toxic situations, assess relationships or pick dates for events. She’s published 22 books that aid personal-growth via T’ai Chi, the I Ching, Humor Therapy, Reincarnation and the wisdom of Astrologers Dr. Oskar Adler from Vienna, Austria, and Isabel Hickey from Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Amy’s beloved Teachers whose biographies she published. Two of her books take readers on mystical adventures that challenge old paradigms. During the pandemic, Amy and Michaela joined forces to publish Dr. Adler’s The Critique of Pure Music — a “wonder-full” major undertaking! 

What kind of Eris provocateur is Amy?  You’ll find out during her talk! Amy serves clients remotely and hosts a free monthly zoom group for clients to offer insights and coping skills for today’s transits.  You can “meet” Amy in her recordings from her MayJune and July zooms. To learn more about Amy or to contact her, please visit New Age Sages.

Amy Shapiro, M. Ed.
978-283-5039 (h) / 978-290-0859 (c)
New Age Sages books, reports, consults
Evidence-based nutrition ~ Hydro-aeroponic growing 

CAA Monthly Lecture: Black Moon Lilith – Hidden Aspects of Primal Feminine Power, by Michaela Meiser, 31st July 2022

Date: Sunday 31 July 2022

Time: 15:50 for 16:00 SAST (afternoon event)

Venue: Zoom meeting (room access and friendly community chat from 15:50 am)

Fee: Please see Payment details everyone is Welcome.

About the Presentation

Black Moon Lilith – The Unseen Factor

Much of Lilith’s power lies in the dark. Like a blind spot that needs to be mirrored to be seen.

Mirrored through events and others, Lilith serves as an initiator and mostly as a scapegoat.  Often confused with the darker powers of Scorpio and Capricorn, black moon Lilith shares certain qualities with them. Feared from the beginning for her unyielding strength and demand of equality.

She plays a largely unknown and often misinterpreted role from the very beginning of mankind….

She was the first wife of Adam, according to the scripts, she even gave birth to him! In that sense, Lilith is the Great Mother, both giver and taker of life and the most encompassing female power there is.

So much power can only be feared and therefore demonized.  The story goes that a fight broke out between Adam and Lilith as she was not prepared to “lie underneath” Adam – meaning in essence, she refused to be anything less than equal! It was not superiority she demanded. No. Simply one thing – total and uncompromising equality of the genders!

As the story continues Lilith opted to leave paradise rather than to be made inferior and did not falter when threatened. The challenge with Lilith is that if you are not able to hold her power, her power will have a hold over you! And there is always a price to pay!

About the Speaker

Michaela was born in Austria and came to South Africa in her early 20’s to work in the hospitality industry, living in many parts of the country including Namibia. In the 90’s she became interested in astrology and began her studies with a range of Cape and International Astrologers, including Monica Cromhout, Marelna Du Plessis (Polarity), Hannelore Traugott (Austria – Lilith) and the London Faculty of Astrological Studies, as well further studies in the field of the healing arts (Polarity Therapy) and Practical Philosophy. A deep interest in music, languages, healing and nature keeps her enganged in ongoing studies, currently training as a permaculture practicioner.

Currently serving as co-chairperson for the CAA, Michaela has given a range of talks over the last years, both in person and on zoom and is available for consultations, talks, translations and workshops in both German and English.

Contact Details:


WhatsApp or Signal: +27 83 264 0547

CAA Monthly Lecture: Celebrating the Solstice by Karen James, 26th June 2022

Date: Sunday 26 June 2022

Time: 3:50 pm for 4 pm SAST (afternoon event) – NOTE earlier time by one hour!

Venue: Zoom meeting (room access and friendly community chat from 3:50 pm)

Fee: Please see Payment details  – everyone is welcome!

Bookings close at 10 am on 24 June 2022

About the Discussion

Karen will be hosting this discussion session which will invite your participation in each section of the talk.

We at the CAA look forward to you joining us with open hearts and open minds as we investigate the 21 June Solstice from various perspectives and connect the dots between the Seasons, the Stars and the Great Ages. Together, we will explore the Winter Quarter in South Africa, the Summer Quarter in Austria, the world declination charts and how these relate to Antiscia.

We’ll also be investigating the reason that the Western signs have the same names as certain Constellations, traveling backwards in time to Ancient Greece, understanding why we have to keep moving the positions of the fixed stars, and from there exploring whether we have reached the Age of Aquarius, or if we are still in the Age of Pisces. We don’t have all the answers, and we may not all agree on certain things, but that is part of the fun of exploring the great art of Astrology. Your questions are welcome too.

Please note that the talk is at 4pm because we are very close to the longest night of the year in South Africa, and also hopefully to avoid loadshedding which seems to mainly start at 5pm at present. We look forward to your participation!

About the Discussion Host

Karen is an experienced professional astrologer. She completed Rod Suskin’s School of Astrology three year diploma in 2014, studied modern psychological astrology with the late Noel Tyl in America from 2005, various astrology with Dr. Melita Yvonne Dyason in Durban from 2004, and weather astrology with the late Carolyn Egan of America from 2014. She is currently enrolled in Jennifer Hirsch’s Five Element Chirology Practitioner qualification as well as intensively studying Jyotish or Vedic astrology and Sanskrit with expert astrologer Nathan Theo Naicker of Spica Astrology.

Karen serves as Chairperson of the Cape Astrology Association. She teaches self-paced online Advanced and Basic Weather Astrology Courses. From her Southern Skies Studio on Kronendal farm between Knysna and Sedgefield, Karen consults with clients in person, and nationally and internationally via zoom.

Mobile: 0793023242 (whatsapp, signal & telegram)



CAA Monthly Lecture: Astrological Dreamwork by Alex Trenoweth, 29th May 2022

Date: Sunday 29 May 2022

Time: 4:50 pm for 5 pm SAST (afternoon event)

Venue: Zoom meeting (room access and friendly community chat from 4:50 pm)

Fee: Please see Payment details  – everyone is welcome!

About the Presentation

“Astrological Dreamwork”

Join us for this special event exploring Astrology & Dreams.

Alex reaches into her files to present case studies of dreams from (consenting) clients. Based on techniques originally taught by South African Sangoma Rod Suskin, Alex demonstrates the power of the unconscious as well as the peace of mind that comes from understanding its messages.

We are excited to welcome Alex back as a speaker – look out for previous talks by Alex in our CAA video library!

About the Speaker

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.

Alex has also recently 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 is now President of CAPISAR and has recently started her own astrology school, Rohini Academy of Astrology. Her website is

CAA Monthly Lecture: Methods to make Horary Astrology come Alive! by Laurie Naughtin, 24th April 2022

Date: Sunday 24 April 2022

Time: 4:50 pm for 5 pm SAST (afternoon event)

Venue: Zoom meeting (room access and friendly community chat from 4:50 pm)

Fee: Please see Payment details  – everyone is welcome!

About the Presentation

The premise behind Horary Astrology is that a question, like a person, is born at a unique and specific moment.

In this talk Laurie will cover methods used in Horary. It is not simply casting a chart and reading it. The Horary Chart comes alive; it holds so much relevant information. Laurie will share examples of charts, demonstrating the use of several methods used to find the answer.

It is amazing how accurately the chart will cover the questions asked. This takes careful delineation that will uncover all sorts of interesting facts. Horary will find the answers to a specific question that comes up in our everyday life – ranging from health, career, love, weather, employees, pets, moving home and any number of situations that fill our lives.

For many centuries Horary was the mainstay of astrology practices. William Lilly used to set up his stand at fairs and tend to a long line of people with everday questions. Many of his clientele came without a birth date, let alone a time of birth.

About the Speaker

Laurie Naughtin brings her sensitivity, rich life experience and extensive knowledge to every client with whom she consults. She combines both a medical and metaphysical past with her astrology talents. Laurie is the founder of Sublunar Academy of Astrology where courses of Traditional, Horary and advanced Astrology skills are taught. She has been practising astrology since 1998.

Laurie is strong in rectification and is an internationally accredited Horary Practitioner. She has qualified in Traditional Magic and Electional Astrology taught by Christopher Warnock, Medieval Astrology by Robert Zoller and Time Rectification by Lynette Martins. Laurie recently qualified in the Weather Astrology Course taught by Karen James and completed her ISAR Consulting Skill Course in 2012.

She has been on the Astrology South Africa Committee for 8 years and elected Director of ASA since 2018.

More info and contact details on:


WhatsApp: +27-83 268 3156