CAA Presents. Astro-Biochemic Keys to Health in Pandemic Times with Alison Effting on 31 October 2021.

Date: Sunday, 31 October 2021

Time: 10:50 am for 11 am SAST (please note that it’s a morning event)

Venue: Zoom meeting (link access from 10:50 am)

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About the Presentation

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.

Contact Alison’s practice at or telephone +27 21 761 2808.

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CAA Presents. The Cross Quarters with Mj Patterson on 26 September 2021.

Date: Sunday, 26 September 2021

Time: 4:50 pm for 5 pm SAST (please note that it’s an afternoon event)

Venue: Zoom meeting (link access from 4:50 pm)

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About the Presentation

The four key festivals in the Celtic world fall across the 15th degree of a fixed sign. In August, we are in the season of Lughnassah, but there is also Samhain, Oimlich, and Beltane. What is so important about the Fixed Cross that even to this day in the Celtic world, contracts and leases come due at these times of the year? Join Mj, as she lays out the inner meaning of these points and shows their usefulness in chart interpretation.

About the Speaker

Mj Patterson, BA BSc BEd MEd level 4 NCGR, has practiced professionally since 1987. She is a Horary Practitioner (UK School of Traditional Astrology), founder of the APAA, convener of the Northern-Stars Astrology Conference, and founder and Director of the Halifax Astrology School. She is also the ISAR Global Director for Canada.

Mj specialises in rectification & lectures worldwide in English, French & Spanish.
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CAA Presents. Mounts and their Markings, with Jennifer Hirsh on 29 August 2021.

Date: Sunday 29 August 2021

Time: 10:50 am for 11 am SAST (please note that it’s a morning event)

Venue: Zoom meeting (link access from 10:50 am)

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About the Presentation

The attributes of the archetypal characteristics of ancient gods were, in the old years of traditional palmistry, ascribed to fleshy pads which to a great or lesser degree contour over our palms. Qualities of the seven celestial bodies, the Moon and Sun, and the planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, were correlated with seven individual mounts.

Today, the symbolic associations of the latter-day planets, Uranus, Neptune, and more recently Pluto have also been ascribed to and superimposed upon areas of the palms, and their associated qualities accommodated into hand reading systems.

Each individual mount is a capacitor of energy that relates to and represents the different components of our human experience; their symbologies underpin all lineal and dermatoglyphic interpretations.

In this presentation, we will learn about the positions of the mounts, and take a close look at four of the most tried and tested and loved lineal patterns that appear on our mounts; Healing Stigmata (on Mercury), Ring’s of Solomon (on Jupiter), Stars of Tears (in Plains of Mars) and the Mystic Cross (in the Quadrangle).

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. Weather Astrology – An Introduction, with Karen James on 25 July 2021.

Date: Sunday 25 July 2021

Time: 10:50 am for 11 am SAST (please note that it’s a morning event)

Venue: Zoom meeting (link access from 10:50 am)

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About the Presentation

The Sun, the Moon, and Mercury are the main actors in the daily drama that unfolds across our skies, as they bring heat, moisture, and wind to our atmosphere. In addition, the Benefics bring seasonal weather to farmers and the Malefics being serious storms. It’s a fascinating tale told by the charts. Predicting devastating storms month or years in advance can be truly helpful, and weather almanacs help farmers plan their activities. One great advantage is objective feedback. We get to experience the accuracy of our predictions. Karen will present the symbols, the techniques, and some illustrative examples of weather astrology in action.

Benefits of weather astrology to astrologers in general: Firstly, Weather astrology uses mundane techniques and by shifting focus from earth and sky, we can use the same information to watch national and international world events play out. Secondly, weather presents such an archetypal picture of the planets, signs, and aspects that you can use these images to deepen your understanding of natal charts.

Karen James

About the Speaker

Karen James began exploring modern psychological astrology in 2005. She completed Rod Suskin’s Diploma in Astrological Studies in 2014 which enabled her to incorporate traditional astrological wisdom into her practice which is focussed mainly on natal, predictive, electional astrology. Carolyn Egan’s course opened the door to her understanding of Weather Astrology and she continues to deepen her studies. Weather Astrology is currently a fascinating hobby, and her ultimate aim is to predict devastating local weather in order to give her neighbours advanced warning, and produce an almanac that could be of benefit to her neighbouring farmers. Prior to finding her joy in astrology, she worked in the business world in various capacities – bookkeeping, cost accounting, and database administration. Born in the Windy City of Port Elizabeth, South Africa in July 1963 she now lives on a farm in the foothills of the Outeniqua Mountains in the beautiful Garden Route. From the west-facing deck of her home, she watches the weather unfold – from a devastating fire brought to the farm via a strong northerly berg wind in late October 2018 to the very recent gale-force winds which ripped branches from trees and wreaked havoc on neighbouring farms.

CAA Presents: Dimensions of Relationships, with Astro-Therapist Amy Shapiro M.Ed, Sunday, 27 June 2021

Date: Sunday 27 June 2021

Time: 4.45 pm for 5 pm SAST (please note that it’s an afternoon event)

Venue: Zoom meeting (link access from 4.45 pm am)

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About the Presentation

Join Amy for her all-encompassing presentation on the dynamics of relationships. In this talk, she will be sharing with us the Interpersonal Dynamics From Many Perspectives, which include: Natal Chart Indicators, Transits and Progressions, Synastry, Composite Chart (mid-point) AND the “Relationship” Chart (mid-time)

Amy invented the Relationship Chart at the same time as Ronald Davison! Come hear how she approaches this fascinating realm!

About the Speaker

American Astrologer whose interest in astrology and metaphysics began in 1965 with teacher Isabel Hickey at the Boston School of Astrology. Amy was active in Star Rovers Astrological Assn. In the 1970’s she worked for an astrological publisher editing texts, including the “Planets In…” series.

Amy was a Customer Relations Consultant for Astral Research, and wrote for Horoscope Magazine, Dell and other publications. In 1978, Amy founded the Cape Ann School of Astrology to offer astrology programs and teach the lectures of Dr. Oskar Adler, “The Testament of Astrology.” In 2000, she began the process of publishing this 7-vol course, along with her biography on Dr. Adler.

From 1988 to 1990, Amy hosted a weekly ‘Good Heavens!” radio shows, which evolved into a cable TV series in Massachusetts. For many years she wrote a “Good Heavens!” monthly Transit Report,  promoting the positive, joyful use of astrology, and was a popular guest on cable shows, including one special appearance on the Joe Franklin Show. Her guest lectures included those at various astrological associations, and she offers private Online astrology classes and consults via Zoom.

Amy’s academic training includes a BA in Education and Psychology from Curry College and an M. Ed in Guidance and Counseling Psychology from Boston College; training at Harvard Medical School’s Mind/Body Institute and New England Society for Clinical Hypnosis. Her practice of T’ai Chi deepens her work as a healer. Exploring the Akashic Records and using The Awareness Techniques of William Swygard, she has authored a book of cases of individuals who recalled past lives as their opposite sex — a phenomenon she calls the Dual-Gender Soul. To date, Amy has published 22 books, and in 2001, added nutrition support to her services to help clients improve their health.

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Where Are You Going? Finding Life Direction with the Moon chart. Nāthan Theo Naicker: 30 May 2021

Goddess Diana

Date: Sunday 30 May 2021

Time: 10:45 am for 11 am SAST (please note that it’s a morning event)

Venue: Zoom meeting (link access from 10:50 am)

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About the Presentation

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.

Nāthan Theo Naicker

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.

Timing Planetary Activations by Patric Watson. 25 April 2021

Date: Sunday 25 April 2021

Time: 4:50 pm for 5 pm SAST (please note that it’s an afternoon event)

Venue: Zoom meeting (link access from 4:50 pm)

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About the Presentation

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.

Patrick Watson

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.

Panic Disorders and Astrology: A Personal Journey of Self-Empowerment by Eric Pride. 28 March 2021

Date: Sunday 28 March 2021

Time: 4:50 pm for 5 pm SAST (please note that it’s an afternoon event)

Venue: Zoom meeting (link access from 4:50 pm)

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About the Presentation

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

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.

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CAA Monthly Zoom Meeting. Astrology and Music by Michaela Meiser. 28 February 2021

Picture by Dr. Oskar Adler – The Critique of Pure Music

Date: Sunday, 28 February 2021

Time: 4.45 pm for 5 pm SAST (please note it’s an afternoon event)

Venue: Zoom meeting (link access from 4.50 pm SAST).

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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: or

CAA Monthly Zoom Meeting. Ceres: Bridging the Worlds by Louise Edington. 31st January 2021

Date: Sunday, 31 January 2021

Time: 4:45pm for 5pm SAST (please note change of starting time)

Venue: Zoom meeting (link access from 4:45pm SAST)

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About the Presentation

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.

You may learn more about her services at and also follow Louise at the following links.

Louise’s two books, ‘The Complete Guide to Astrology’ ( and ‘Modern Astrology: Harness the Stars to Discover Your Soul’s True Purpose’ ( are available at all major booksellers including Indie outlets.