The Moon is the archetype of Flow and Projection. We will explore these concepts as the positive and negative movements of the Moon in our life, by studying the houses opposite the natal Moon in the Western astrological chart. It is toward these houses that the activity hive of our life flows to and seeks resolution and final rest. These are important considerations for mental health and peace of mind. With a restful and active mind, our emotions and imagination flow easily, aiding us in the pursuit and completion of our life goals.
About the Speaker
Nāthan Theo 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). Born into a strong Indian cultural heritage, he naturally gravitated toward eastern forms of astrology. Since 2016, he began studying a holistic form of Vedic Astrology, which combines meaning and techniques from astrological, scriptural, tantric, yogic, and omenology in the Indian tradition and visits India 2-3 months a year for that purpose. His specialized consultations take into account factors from both Western and Vedic astrological traditions. Nāthan Theo runs retreats in South Africa and hosts webinars, workshops, and private courses in South Africa and online. He has also run workshops and talks in Poland (2014) and the UK (2015-2017). Given his perspective for different forms of Astrology as complementary, he performs Rectification for clients and other astrologers around the world.
2nd Century Hellenistic Astrologer Vettius Valens outlined a technique that times the activations of planets and aspects through their minor periods and ascensional times. This was done to find periods of successful, unsuccessful, and variable times in one’s life. Patrick Watson provides a step-by-step tutorial and explores the surprising effectiveness of this technique with diverse examples.
About the Speaker
Patrick Watson was born in High Wycombe, UK on October 23rd 1987 at 1:06am. He first began his studies in astrology at 15 years old. At 17, he was mentored by astrologers Nick Dagan Best and Chris Brennan and introduced Hellenistic Astrology at Project Hindsight in 2006. In his 20’s he blogged about astrology and politics as he earned his BA in music from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He began working as a music teacher and part-time astrologer in 2014 and started as a full-time astrologer in 2018, offering natal, electional, horary and rectification services. He is known for his humorous astrology articles, video and memes. He has been featured on the Astrology Podcast, ABC News, Fox News, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. His research interest include Hellenistic Timelords systems, synodic cycles, election prediction and more recently, the astrology of markets and finance. He lives happily in Arizona with his wife and three children.
Mental health disorders are the leading cause of ill health and disability globally. While treatment is available, nearly two-thirds of people suffering never seek help. This is often due to the stigma still attached to a mental health diagnosis. In this lecture, Eric will explore the potential signatures within a natal chart that may point specifically to panic disorders. He will provide examples from his growing research on the topic and share insights into statistical data.
Beyond the identification of potential panic in the chart, the lecture will also explore possible triggers by planetary motion that may activate the primal fight-or-flight response, which sits at the root of a panic attack. This lecture is not meant to provide individuals with the tools to complete a diagnosis or administer treatment for mental illness. As always, this should be administered by a licensed clinician. However, it provides a fuller understanding of the experiences that our friends, family, and clients may be facing.
About the Speaker
Eric Pride was born and raised in Pennsylvania, in the United States where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. He first began studying astrology in 2004 with a local metaphysics group. This introduction was the gateway to Eric’s quick passion for the arts. Eric has trained at the RASA School of Astrology, The International Academy of Astrology, and holds a Horary certificate from the Astrological Institute of Research.
Prior to the publication’s closure, Eric wrote a weekly astrology column for Spiral Nature Magazine. Eric has also lectured at NCGR and SOTA conferences. Over the last 4 years, he has been a frequent guest on the IGYN radio show. Recently he joined the panel for the Evolutionary Astrology group AstroSpeak. Eric spends most of his time now consulting, teaching, co-running the Lancaster Astrology MeetUp, and working on his research.
In this talk about Music and Astrology, Michaela explains the connections of the “Harmony of the Spheres” as explored by Pythagoras and Kepler. Touching also on the context of her latest translation project, where Austrian Astrologer, Physician and Musician, Dr. Oskar Adler (1875 – 1955; Author of ‘The Testament of Astrology’) focuses on the metaphysical aspects of music and the arts. As planets are allocated to specific tones, their arrangements in triads form the base of our musical scales and our perception of harmony. Delving deeper into mathematical connections, angles and geometry, we can see the correlation to the interpretation of aspects in astrological practice. What is the inherent quality in a specific angle? What is the central tone or planet of a specific star shape? How do the planetary ruler pairs work together musically and what is the secret behind the structure of the piano keyboard?
About Michaela P.E. 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, 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. More info and contact details on: www.astro-polarity.at or www.periwinkle-place.co.za
In this webinar, Louise will examine how Ceres’ discovery, it’s promotion from Asteroid number 1 to Dwarf planet, and it’s involvement with the paradigm-shift and major conjunction of January 12th 2020, is contributing to healing the issue of separation in our world.
About Louise Edington
Louise Edington has been studying and practicing Astrology as an interest for 30 years and working professionally as an Evolutionary Astrologer since 2012. Known as the Cosmic Owl of Cosmic Owl Astrology, Louise loves to combine all of her passions as an Astrologer, writer, Shamanic Healer and certified Hypnotherapy and Past Life Regression Therapist.
Louise helps clients regain a deep connection with the cycles of the Universe so that they create an extraordinary life experience. She provides Astrological counselling, Astrology classes and offers a Cosmic Owl Membership Community.
Louise’s two books, ‘The Complete Guide to Astrology’ (https://amzn.to/305wDSU) and ‘Modern Astrology: Harness the Stars to Discover Your Soul’s True Purpose’ (https://amzn.to/3kPaLDf) are available at all major booksellers including Indie outlets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.