New Frontiers – on the cutting edge of change or the precipice of chaos
The Quindecile (165 degrees) – a Key Aspect of Obsession, Compulsion, Disruption and Separation with Jill Amery
As astrologers, we could well ask: “why do we need yet another aspect to work with?” The quindecile is an aspect of 165 degrees, symbolising “a burning point of focus, an anchored preoccupation that won’t go away, and obsessive-compulsive needs that can result in upset, upheaval and separation” (Tyl). The quindecile “defines something that overrides common sense, that puts life out of balance, and drives the entire life to play out the energies symbolised. You cannot escape the planets involved” (Munkasey). Jill’s talk will explore this amazing aspect in the horoscopes of several famous individuals.
Reality, Astrology and New Science with Jessica Adams
The new science tells us that we choose to live in any one of countless parallel universes. Just deciding to look at a horoscope decides which kind of universe you’ll end up in! If you want a new reality, maybe it’s time to change your astrology. Can you really sack one house system and use another? How does the new wave of asteroids, reclassified planets and Trans-Neptunian objects radically change the way you experience your life? This talk will include some real-time experiments with astrology and reality. Bring an open mind.
The Future of Astrology with Michele Finey
The more we study astrology, the more philosophical questions it raises. Whether we follow the traditional model, or take a modern approach, we are still confronted by a multitude of paradoxical questions about life and our place in the universe. As astrologer Ronald C. Davison observed, ‘The purpose of living is to discover the purpose of living.’ How does astrology tie in to free-will, consciousness, synchronicity, reincarnation, evolution and the unfolding of time? In this presentation we’ll explore some of these key questions. We’ll revisit some fundamental astrological tenets and explore beyond astrology to examine some little known facts about our world, the solar system and our place in time that illuminate the future of astrology.
The Transformation of Western Society in the Age of Aquarius with Terry MacKinnell
Since the Age of Aquarius dawned in the 15th century, each sub-age has produced new socio-economic movements that have significantly transformed western culture. Terry MacKinnell has pioneered the application of retrograde sub-ages based on the ancient Hellenistic and contemporary Vedic dwadasamsa, sub-periods of signs. Each age has 12 sub-ages. The first sub-age in the Age of Aquarius is the Capricorn sub-age, followed by the Sagittarius sub-age and so on until the final Aquarius sub-age. Each sub-age is almost 180 years. For more details on the mechanics of the astrological ages see “Age of Aquarius for Dummies” available online at: http://ow.ly/ZXBwr. After reviewing the first three sub-ages in this fashion, a prediction for the current sub-age will be made outlining the major developments in western culture over the next 150 years.
The Essence within the Form: Searching for common threads within Astrology’s many systems and techniques with Bob Hunter
The modern follower of astrology is confronted by a sometimes bewildering array of systems, styles and techniques, both ancient and new. And today technology has made these diverse streams of astrological theory and practice accessible at the push of a button. From asteroids to ayanamsa, from horary to the humanistic and from Chaldean to Chinese, astrological pathways twist and turn, crossing over, converging and occasionally colliding. The result is a melting pot of approaches and views of the cosmos, seen through different lenses. So is there a common thread, or threads, central to all? Is there a unifying principle? This presentation will explore some of the elusive qualities of astrology and attempt to shed light on the essence within the form(s).