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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 May, June and July zooms. To learn more about Amy or to contact her, please visit New Age Sages.
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.
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.
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 www.alextrenoweth.co.uk
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.
In this talk Nathan explains the derivation of the Sidereal Zodiac from the Naksatras (stars), and describes the two Naksatra Mandala schemes which deciper the messages of the Stars for the World and for Collective Evolution. He will also present us with the description of Naksatra Yoga to understand the meaning of our personal Birth Star and the interaction between ourselves and life – both within and without.
Bring your personal chart along to the presentation, as Nathan will show us how to find our own birth star. Don’t miss this opportunity to get another perspective on your birth chart and catch a glimpse of the ancient mysteries of Vedic Astrology in action.
About the Speaker
Nathan Theo Naicker has a background as a petroleum engineer in the oil and gas industry and has been practicing astrology professionally since 2014. He began learning psychological astrology in 2010, then moved onto traditional Western astrology with qualifications in natal, horary, mundane, locational, and medical branches.
He has a diploma in Medieval Astrology (Zoller, 2012) and a Diploma in Astrological Studies (Suskin, 2014). Since 2016, he began studying a holistic form of Vedic Astrology in an oral tradition in India dating back to the 1200’s, and visits India 2 – 3 months a year for that purpose.
His specialised consultations take into account factors from both Western and Vedic astrological traditions. Nathan runs retreats in South Africa, and hosts webinars, workshops, and private courses online in both Western and Vedic Astrology. He is an Upadhaya or skilled assistant teacher for the Jyotisa Guru in India, where he facilitates a course of 200 students from around the world. He is also a regular teacher for Kepler College (USA), and has spoken at international conferences as ISAR (2022), IAA Breaking Down the Borders (2016, 2018, 2020, 2022).
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 the Speaker
Michaela Meiser – Austria/South Africa
Born on 9 October 1966 in Linz, Austria, Michaela emigrated to South Africa in her early 20’s and began her astrological and polarity-therapy training in Cape Town around the turn of the century. Then a single raising mom with 2 kids and self-employed in the travel industry, she still calls both countries her home. A deep interest in music, languages, healing, nature and metaphysics keeps her engaged in ongoing studies. Further studies in Austria include Psychological Astrology with a special focus on Black Moon Lilith in Salzburg and Practical Philosophy in Vienna. She currently studies for her Diploma with the Faculty of Astrological Studies in London. Her special interest lies in combining astrology with the healing art of polarity therapy and combining readings with bodywork.
As a member of the Cape Astrology Association (CAA), she has given a range of talks on Astro-Polarity and Black Moon Lilith and has run retreat workshops in both countries. Her latest project was the translation of an old German script, “The Critique of Pure Music”, recently published in a joint effort with US Astrologer, Author and Publisher, Amy Shapiro. Michaela is available for consultations, talks, workshops and translations in both English and German and currently serves as a member of the CAA committe as Vice Chairperson. More info and contact details on: www.astro-polarity.at or www.periwinkle-place.co.za
Karen will take us on a historical fly-through of eclipses impacting America socio-politically, meteorological, and personally.
The charts of America, the White House, New York City, Manhattan, the New York Stock Exchange, the Twin Towers, NASA, President JF Kennedy, President Bill Clinton, President George W Bush, among others, will be used to illustrate how deeply eclipses and future transits to the eclipse degree have impacted life in America.
About the Speaker
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 is the new Chairperson of the Cape Astrology Association from January 2022 taking over from Nancy Massing. 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.
Pre Natal Moon and Moon cycles in the progressed chart
Many astrologers find it imperative to look at the New Moon, also known as the Karmic Moon, before the actual birth of a client. New Moons occur and bring about rebirth after the completion of a cycle.
The Moon’s cycle in a chart reveals our approach to life, our soul’s journey, and the flow of events as we progress through the years. As the Moon is the ruler of our soul and our soul’s journey, it would be interesting to see where the new Moon is placed during the time we are in the womb. I feel it is at this is the point the soul may enter our body to begin the lessons of life our soul needs to grow.
The house, sign, and position this prenatal Moon has chosen in the pre-natal New Moon chart is our sensitive point, the lesson our soul’s journey is taking us on, the theme we face for this lifetime. The progressed Moon continues to energise the cycles of death and birth, going dark with every balsamic cycle only to rebirth with every new Moon cycle.
Laurie will show you how to work out your prenatal new Moon and take you on your soul’s journey as you follow your Moon’s cycles through life.
About the Speaker
SUBLUNAR TRADITIONAL ASTROLOGER Laurie Naughtin started her studies with Anita Noyes-Smith in 1996, Qualified in Medieval Astrology through Robert Zoller in 1977, Qualified in advanced astrological studies including time rectification and relocation with Jeanette Martins, opened her internationally accredited 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, diploma in Election studies with Christopher Warnock in 2019. Laurie has been a committee member of the Association Society of South African Astrology for 10 years and was elected Chairlady in 2016. In 2019 she became the President of Astrology South Africa. Contact details www.sublunar.co.za or firstname.lastname@example.org
The traditional art of medical astrology associates each sign of the zodiac to an area or system of the body. At the dawn of the 20th Century, the American astrologer Dr. George Carey allocated the twelve tissue salts according to the signs.
Medical Astrologers can apply these keys to balance temperaments in nativities and guide treatment in decumbiture charts. These applications require the traditional knowledge of medical astrology and how to apply the remedies appropriately. The natural zodiac offers us some simpler solutions, however.
Join Alison to discover how we can use these biochemic keys to navigate health challenges presented by Covid-19 in the pandemic, whether you are a seasoned medical astrologer or not.
About the Speaker
Alison Effting graduated as the Best All-Round Student Radiographer from the Johannesburg School of Radiography in 1982. After a health crisis in 1993 that was not resolving with conventional treatment, she came across tissue salts, transforming her life. She began biochemic studies in 1994 and, with encouragement from her mentor, started seeing clients in 1995. She also commenced color therapeutic practitioner studies in 1996, qualifying as a senior Aura-Soma Teacher in 2001, whilst concurrently completing the German Institute of Biochemic Medicine Diploma in 2000.
Alison found the tissue salts connection with astrology intriguing and began reading and attending some informal courses in the late 1990s. She began formal studies at the Rod Suskin School of Astrology in 2006, qualifying as Student of the Year in 2008.
Alison sees clients for tissue salts, Aura-Soma, and astrology consultations in Claremont, Cape Town. She is currently also presenting online courses for students in Japan that aim to integrate the understanding of the role of tissue salts within the body-mind-spirit dimension of health.