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CAA Monthly Zoom Lecture. The year 2021. By Richard Fidler and Nancy Massing. 20 December 2020.

Date: 20 December 2020

Time: 10:45 am for 11 am (SAST)

Venue: Zoom meeting(link access from 10:45 am)

Fee: Please see: attendance payment. Everyone welcome!

Note: Bookings for attendance close at 5 pm on the 19th December 2020. After 5 pm, the recording can be purchased for viewing.

About the Talk

Global events and trends always have significance and can impact our personal lives directly. This is especially true during world-changing and pivotal years, as we have all experienced during the dramatic events of 2020. We close the year off with the important Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction that marks this time as a major new beginning in world affairs. As we approach a new calendar year, join Richard and Nancy for a review of 2020, and exploration of what lies ahead in 2021. This presentation caters for the general public, as well as those familiar with the astrological language.

About the Speakers

Richard Fidler practices as a Vedic astrologer and Nancy Massing as a western astrologer. They regularly collaborate in their work. In 2019 their astrological forecast for the South African general election was published by Business Insider. They also worked together in organizing the Astrology Restored Conference in Cape Town in 2015, featuring Robert Hand, as well as lecturing together in India. Richard resides in the United Kingdom and Nancy lives between Cape town and the Netherlands.

Richard Fidler
Nancy Massing & Robert Hand

CAA Monthly Zoom Lecture. Finding Your Life Purpose Through Draconic Astrology by Victor Olliver. 29th November 2020

Date: 29th November 2020

Time: 10:45am for 11am (SAST)

Venue: Zoom meeting (link access from 10:45am)

Fee: Please see: attendance payment. All welcome!

Pse: Pse note that bookings close at 5pm on the 28th November – only the Zoom recording after this time.

About the lecture

Draconic astrology is an ancient Babylonian technique which takes the North Node as the starting point of a birth chart that’s supplementary to the tropical birth chart. This is designed to shed light on a person’s spiritual or life purpose. Victor examines the tropical and draconic biwheel charts of many famous people (e.g. Greta Thurburg, Hedy LaMarr) and significant events (e.g. Covid-19) to show just how accurate this little-known system can be.

About the speaker

Victor Olliver (BA, DMS Astrol, MAPAI) has been editor since 2014 of world-renowned The Astrological Journal bimonthly magazine, published by the UK-based Astrological Association. He has a distinction diploma in natal and mundane astrology from the Mayo School of Astrology and has talked at a number of astrology conferences, most recently at the online Astrology Student Conference. Before he became a full-time astrologer he was an award-winning feature writer for many publications such as The Times, The Sunday Times, Marie Claire and Australian Women’s Weekly. Trained as a lawyer and a member of the English Bar, he lives on the south coast of England.

CAA Monthly Zoom Lecture. Mirror Mirror: Famous People and the Actors that Portrayed Them by Alex Trenoweth. 25th October 2020

Date: 25th October 2020

Time: 10:45am for 11am

Venue: Zoom meeting (link access from 10:30am)

Fee: Please see: attendance payment. All welcome!

About the Lecture

Are great biopics simply down to excellent makeup, brilliant acting and wonderful direction? Or could astrology reveal more to the story? Alex examines the history of biographical movies from the earliest offering of the 1930s all the way up to the current releases.

About the Speaker

Alex Trenoweth (MA, DFAstrolS) is a schoolteacher, author and award-winning astrologer who has spoken at 26 international conferences on six continents. She is often credited for stimulating dialogue between Western and Vedic astrologers through her work with the Institute of Vedic Culture (IVC) and her teaching at IVC’s sister school Krishnamurti Institute of Astrology (KIA) in Kolkata India. Her highly praised and innovative research on astrology and education led to her being awarded “International Astrologer of the Year” in 2015, an honourary PhD for her research on lunar phase and adolescent behaviour as well as an award for “Outstanding Service to Astrology” for her commitment as Secretary General for the 2018 IVC conference. Recognising her unique and specialised talents, ISAR appointed her as President of their qualification board (CAPISAR) in July 2020.

CAA Monthly Zoom Lecture: The Dancing Stars: Combining the Synodic Cycles of Venus and Mars, by Nick Dagan Best. Sunday, 27th September 2020

Date: Sunday, 27th September 2020

Time: 10:45am for 11am

Venue: Zoom meeting (link access from 10:30am)

Fee: Please see attendance payment. All welcome!

Note: ticket sales close at 5 pm on 29th September – thereafter the recording can be purchased for viewing.

About the presentation

The synodic cycles of Venus and Mars can be applied to any style of astrology. The symmetrical eight-year Venus cycle repeats its retrogrades in the same five areas of the zodiac, while Mars emphasizes its asymmetrical fifteen-year retrograde cycle more on one end of the zodiac than the other. The two cycles merge every 32 and 64 years, creating an outline that can be used to look at the life of any person or nation.

About the speaker

Nick Dagan Best is a Montreal-born / Cape Town-based astrologer of 25 years. He has presented workshops in over twenty North American cities, appeared at numerous conferences, including two UACs and two in India. He currently gives readings at Shamballah, a holistic centre based a few kilometres from the Cape of Good Hope.

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CAA Monthly Online Lecture: Zodiacal Releasing: Milestones and Turning Points

Date: 30th August 2020

Time: 10:45am for 11am

Venue: Zoom meeting (link access from 10:30am)

Fee: Please see: attendance payment. All welcome!

About the Lecture

Astrology today has few techniques that allow us to easily find all the important years in life at the same time, but the traditional texts are full of them. The Hellenistic technique of Zodiacal Releasing was recovered only recently and has since been studied extensively by contemporary Hellenistic scholars and found to be profoundly accurate. Zodiacal Releasing is a simple and accurate method which allows you to quickly identify all the career turning points and important years in life using only the natal chart. Rod will explain how it works, how to use the natal chart and software listings to find them and how to interpret them.

About Rod Suskin

Rod is well known as an astrologer and sangoma in Cape Town and has been in practice in both fields for over 30 years.

He has a special interest in traditional medicine both in the African and European contexts, and his interest in medical astrology has led him to study the history of medicine and its relationship with cultural belief systems about health and healing.

His astrology is grounded firmly in the tradition and ancient principles but contextualized in the modern world with the modern practice of astrology. He teaches astrology in a three-year Diploma course at the online Rod Suskin School of Astrology.

Rod is the author of a number of astrological books including Synastry and The Rules of Chart Interpretation, as well as books on spirituality published in South Africa. He also contributes regularly to a variety of publications in South Africa and was commissioned to write about the national astrological chart for the official parliamentary newspaper. Rod had astrology slots on national TV for 9 years and on Cape Talk radio on for 17 years. He currently has his own weekly show “Rod Suskin’s World” on CTV.

He has an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology at the University of Wales where he specialised in the relationship between cosmology and healing practices.

Rod can be reached via his website and at

CAA Monthly Lecture: Birth Time Rectification Techniques, by Laurie Naughtin.

Date: 26th July 2020

Time: 10:45am for 11am

Venue: Zoom meeting (link access from 10:30am)

Fee: Please see: attendance payment. All welcome!


In this presentation, Laurie will be sharing her knowledge on birth time rectification with us.  As astrologers, we know the importance of a correct birth time in so far as the natal chart reading as well as predictive readings. Without the toolset to do so, one can spend hours on rectification and still not feel confident. We look forward to learning these skills from Laurie during her presentation. 


Laurie Naughtin brings her sensitivity, rich life experience and extensive knowledge to every client with whom she consults, combining both a medical and metaphysical past with her astrological talents. Laurie is the founder of Sublunar Academy of Astrology where beginners, traditional astrology, advanced astrology skills, rectification and internationally accredited horary courses are offered. Laurie is a qualified Tarot reader and teaches an advanced Tarot course.

Laurie started her studies with Anita Noyes-Smith in 1996, Qualified in Medieval Astrology through Robert Zoller, Qualified in advanced astrological studies including time rectification and relocation with Jeanette Martins, opened her Sublunar Academy of Astrology in 2002. Received her diploma in Horary Astrology with Jacqueline Brook and completed her Consulting skills course with ISAR in 2012. In 2017 received The Renaissance Astrology Magic diploma through Christopher Warnock, Election studies with Christopher Warnock, been a committee member for 7 years and elected Chairlady of the Association Society of South African Astrology since 2016. Now Director of Astrology South Africa Contact details or

CAA June Presentation. The Year 2020: It’s High Tide in the Affairs of Men, by Richard Fidler. 28 June 2020

Date: 28th June 2020

Time: 10:45am for 11am

Venue: Zoom meeting (link access from 10:30am)

Fee: Please see: attendance payment. All welcome!


As astrologers we all knew 2020 was going to be a big year; it was clearly written in the stars, what with the many important Conjunctions between Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto! But phew! – big year would be an understatement!

As we arrive at the half-way mark of this extraordinarily dramatic year, while barely holding onto our hats, let’s review what we have witnessed thus far, in the heavens, and down below, and reflect on what we are being shown. Perhaps we can distil some insights that will help us navigate the months that lie ahead, which seem astrologically to be no less eventful and important than what we have seen thus far.

Richard Fidler will be sharing his thoughts and observations on this topical theme and the many astrological events that illuminate this apocalyptic time in which we are living. Richard will also be giving some attention specifically to South Africa, and why there are reasons to be optimistic about the future; for South Africa’s future, and also for the future of the world.


Richard Fidler is a professional astrologer and teacher. His astrological career began in the early 1990’s, while still in his teens. Richard started out on his astrological journey with conventional modern western astrology, but then began exploring Jyotish in 1997, gradually integrating Jyotish into his methodology. He now uses Western and Vedic astrological methods side by side in his practice. Through his writing, lectures and workshops he has been instrumental in bringing knowledge and awareness of Jyotish to the South African astrological community, and beyond.

In 2011 Richard spent several months in India on a personal astrological pilgrimage, to connect with Jyotish at its source after years of self study. He has since visited India several times to learn and teach. Richard is currently the deputy chairperson of the Cape Astrology Association.

Richard can be reached through his website:

CAA Monthly Lecture

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Zoom meeting access starts from 10:30 am for 11:00 am start.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

The CAA Team

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CAA Monthly Lecture. When a Flower Speaks: Quintiles & Septiles, by Alex Trenoweth, Sunday 24th May 2020

Date: Sunday, 24th May 2020

Time: 10:45 for 11am

Venue: Zoom meeting (link access from 10:30am)

Fee: As a gift to the astrological community our first online webinar meeting is for free. All welcome!

About the talk

The presence of quintiles and septiles in a chart invites us to look beyond the ordinary and explore a world of the unexpected. From out of body experiences, religious conversions, encounters with God and even alien abductions, these unusual aspects create a gateway to allow us to see beyond our ordinary existence. Alex investigates famous mystic moments to help understand and add meaning to events beyond conventional expectation.

About Dr Alex Trenoweth

Alex, MA (CAA), DFAstrolIS, CIA Agent 144 is an astrological researcher and professional schoolteacher in London UK. In 2015, she was awarded “International Astrologer of the Year” by the Krishnamurti Institute of Astrology (KIA) for her ground-breaking and innovative research on Astrology and Education based on her book “Growing Pains” (The Wessex Astrologer). Since then she has spoken at astrology conferences around the world and has contributed to major magazines and publications such as The Career Astrologer (OPA), The ISAR Journal, The Journal of research for AFA (Grant Trust) and Kindred Spirit.

From 2016, Alex has worked tirelessly in her role as Secretary-General and Vice Principle of KIA to bring Western and Vedic Astrologers together for the institute of Vedic Culture Conference in Kolkata India which aimed to promote better understanding, scholarship and, most importantly, friendship between astrologers of different cultures. In 2018, KIA awarded her an honourary PhD for her research on “Adolescent Behaviour and Lunar Phase” as well as an award for Outstanding Service to Astrology.

Her website: