Clementine Adkins

Clementine Adkins
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Lectures

The Moon in Evolutionary Astrology

Jeffrey Wolf Green says the moon is the filter through which we view life. Are we always objective about our interactions with the outer world or do we allow our lunar interpretations to decide how we engage with others and the world around us. Clementine has a particular passion about the moon and its role in our everyday life and hopes you too will come to appreciate your moon and its influence in your decision making.

Why can’t Aries be fixed?

This is a pet little “hate” for this lecturer – the need to fit planets and signs into neat little boxes. The concept of going around the chart and nominating the first sign as cardinal, the second sign as fixed, the third sign as mutable and so on disallows the fullness of each sign’s expression. In this lecture we will look at the twelve signs and present the case that indeed every sign is a combination of cardinal, fixed and mutable.

Lynn Bell

Lynn Bell
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Workshop and Lecture

Post Conference Workshop: Dreaming New Life: Working with Saturn and Neptune

When great changes come into our lives it is often because a part of our psyche has become overgrown. It has taken up all our attention and energy, while other aspects of self are languishing As much as we might love what we have and wish to keep it, it may be time to let something else emerge. Without a shift of resources there can be a general impoverishment. As Saturn in fiery Sagittarius squares Neptune, it may weaken structures which have grown outworn. It can also bring the energy for incarnating dreams, for bringing the impossible into being. Neptune is a planet of oceanic consciousness of creative imagination. Often its energy lies outside the grasp of the conscious mind, but comes to us in dreams or via our creative voice. We may be asked to let go of something so that the world can light up again. We will explore the houses and aspects activated by these two powerful planets.

Turning Lead into Gold: Planets in Detriment and Fall

Planets in detriment and fall take us on a journey which is often in direct contradiction to their nature. In Cancer, Mars learns to be soft, while in Capricorn, the Moon becomes hard while Saturn in Leo must bring lead to gold, while Jupiter is humbled in Virgo. They lead us onto paths that are often out of the ordinary, and if we can handle them, give unusual rewards once we have dealt with their initial discomfort.

Border Crossings – the 8th House

The 8th house describes the many border crossings of our lives, from sexual initiation, to the passage between life and death. As the entrance to the underworld in Hellenistic astrology, it plunges us into the unknown, and offers an initiation. Depression and guilt may often be symptoms of being ‘stuck’ here. How best to complete the metamorphoses required by transits or natal planets in this house?

Shooting in the Dark: Saturn in Sagittarius

Saturn’s entry into Sagittarius begs the question of belief. In a world shaken by the seven squares of Uranus and Pluto, Saturn asks us to wheel around and take aim at something we believe in. For some of us, the fire blazes, for others it sputters like a guttering candle. Are we going in the right direction? Do we have confidence in the future? As part of the process, Saturn conjures up doubt in a sign that pushes us to seek for meaning. It can create large holes in what once seemed solidly built. The old explanations are undermined by the evidence that much of what we were told to be good and true is no longer working. Saturn is approaching the square to Neptune, destabilizing our old certainties. As old forms weaken, new visions rise to take their place.

In a world that no longer makes sense it is tempting to seize on absolutes. When that happens, Saturn in Sagittarius intensifies the rigidity of the true believer, a hardening of boundaries and beliefs. It wakes up conquerors, spiritual leaders and mystics, and can push us towards new crusades. How do the transits of Saturn in this sign affect us individually, especially as it begins to square Neptune?

Peter Burns

Peter Burns
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The Soul in Astrology

Essential to our astrological understanding of our place in the world is the role of the soul. In previous eras there was widespread acceptance of the spiritual dimension in the Western world. It was in this setting that astrology as we have come to understand it was born and nurtured. The existence of the soul was assumed by astrologers and greatly influenced their interpretation of the horoscope. In our more secular environment these assumptions are not always fully understood or appreciated. What are the basic assumptions implicit in this spiritual viewpoint that influenced astrological interpretation? How did these beliefs shape the way questions were asked? What techniques were developed as a result of this perspective? And where in the horoscope do we find the soul? These and associated questions will be explored in this fascinating lecture.

Rod Chang

Rod Chang
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Lectures

Chiron the Outsider: Chiron’s images through minority groups and social movements

In mythology, Chiron is a god with a centaur’s form, half human and half horse. He was the teacher of most of the Greek heroes including Jason, Hercules and Achilles. Astrologers usually see it related to wounds and healing, as Chiron usually carries an image of the outsider I would like to examine Chiron’s influence on minority group’s social movement: how a group of people get wounded by discrimination and how minority groups protest and protect their own rights.

Spin Around – the Galactic Centre

The Galactic Centre is located at 27 degree of Sagittarius in recent years. Astronomers point out that, observing from our mother Earth, there are numerous galaxies gathered in that region intensively, and these galaxies and the stars are scattered around this centre. Also, from its magnitude, this region is evaluated as the focal point of an unexpectedly enormous amount of energy, suggesting that the Galactic Centre is a gigantic black hole.In this talk Rod will discuss how our society reacts when outer planets conjunct with the Galactic Centre and how we are influenced by those people who personal planet conjuncts the Galactic centre.

Gregory Clare

Gregory Clare
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Terrestrial Domiciles (Houses) – Our unique personal connection

Houses from a contemporary viewpoint associate Aries with the 1st concept, and there are many varied ways to divide the circle which can be confusing! The original model contained a specific detailed set of rules, laws which were based on whole signs and rulerships allotted by dignity. This also included knowing whether the activities were directed inward towards the individual or externally directed towards the mundane.

Brian Clark

Brian Clark
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Eternal Moments: Time and the Unconscious

Along with place, time is the other great metaphor for astrologers. However at times we measure and map out time as if it existed like physical objects do. Time is cerebrally constructed and for us human beings, time is mainly sensed through change. We are acutely aware of time because of ageing and our ability for episodic recall, remembering past events. In this lecture we will consider time and the unconscious and its impact on transits and transitions.

Illness and Soul: Symptoms as voices of the unconscious

Psychosomatic suggests the amalgam of body and soul. Astrology’s sign language is highly compatible with linking the soulful nature of the unconscious with physical body ailments. Astrological symbols and signatures are exceptionally helpful and revealing about bodily complaints, illness and disease and offer a meaningful connection between symptom and the soul. We will explore the compatibility between reading symptoms and reading the horoscope as well as how we might honour the images of our illnesses.

Frank Clifford

Frank Clifford
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Workshop and Lectures

Pre-Conference Workshop: Articulating the Horoscope (Natal and Forecasting Work)

This seminar is suitable for those at any level (from student to pro), and will be useful for anyone who wants to practise and develop confidence articulating astrological placements.Clients come with different needs and different ways of viewing the world, so we as ‘astrological translators’ must be versatile enough to speak their language and recognise how they will interpret what we say. In this new workshop, we’ll move from locating important components of a chart (e.g. key natal aspects or transits/directions) … to working out their meanings … to then describing these to a client. In particular, we’ll practise ways of articulating the horoscope with compassion and wisdom, so that our work may be constructive, meaningful and insightful.This new seminar combines the important processes of Mercury (spotting, interpreting and articulating astrological symbols) and Jupiter (exploring meaning and, with the client, discovering the narrative that has formed as a result of these patterns).Along with case studies and working with each other’s examples, we’ll study the chart of a special mystery guest, whom we’ll later meet and hear ‘speak their chart’.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Locational Astrology … But Were in the Wrong Place to Find Out

Clients know that astrologers can offer insights into ‘how’, ‘why’ and ‘when’, but most don’t realise we have tools that reveal the ‘where’: the best areas in the world for particular endeavours. These tools are vital for every consulting astrologer to have at our disposal. In this talk, Frank will show how to use astrocartography and locational astrology (including astro feng shui for our home) and what happens when lines are triggered by transits/progressions. Come along to learn new tools or add new insights to your astrological work and consultancy.

The Power Degrees of the Zodiac

The first (0°) and final (29°) degrees that bookend each of the signs carry specific and potent messages, whether in the natal horoscope or directed/progressed chart. While the planet/angle at 0° is in the process of anticipating, envisioning and embarking upon its journey, the planet/angle at 29° is a seasoned player skilled in that sign and ready to encounter a final challenge. In this talk, Frank will present a range of horoscopes, supported by quotes and biography, to demonstrate the spectrum across these highly charged degrees.

Solar Arc Directions: Going Further

Solar Arcs are among the most powerful and reliable of astrological measurements – it’s extremely useful to have these in your forecasting toolkit. In this talk, Frank will begin by introducing the five Solar Arc considerations that’ll help you pinpoint landmark periods in your lives. Then he’ll work with the audience to spot, define and articulate a range of new examples that will (hopefully!) amaze everyone with their simplicity and accuracy.

Gary Curci

Gary Curci
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Neptune – The Generational Effects as it passes through the Zodiac

Neptune- the planet of belief, faith, imagination, dreams, inspiration, the collective and personal unconscious which slowly passes through each of the zodiacal signs on its orbit around the Sun. What has happened in the past as this generational planet takes us through the signs of the Zodiac? What have we experienced in past transits and what can we expect in the future?

Looking at history in depth, with supporting charts, the events may surprise you, as will some of the “repercussions” when Neptune makes its return transit to each of the zodiacal constellations!

Karen Darby

Karen Darby
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Poison, Passion and Pantheism – A Personal Journey from the Mundane to the Divine

The Quest for Love in the life and writing of 20th century women writers will provide the vehicle for a focus on the way that astrological influences, particularly the transits and progressions of the outer planets, Saturn Uranus and Neptune, permeate and are expressed through words and photographs. Some perspectives from the Vedic system will be included in the presentation.

Narelle Duncan

Narelle Duncan
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Lectures

Tell Me When – Electional Astrology

Before launching into any important event astrologers have a valuable tool at their fingertips to discern whether the launch day is auspicious. Choosing the day and time to initiate a milestone occasion reflects the characteristic energy and continuing theme for the life of the event. Consider saying your marriage vows when venus squares mars or opening a business while mercury is retrograde. And what if you’re buying or selling a house, the moon placement can be vital for a good outcome. As is knowing whether to have surgery on a new or full moon! To reduce limitations, enhance synchronicity and promote the success of any event we use Electional Astrology. This lecture is a “how to” session presenting modern astrological guidelines, real life examples and practical application that you can quickly and simply apply to predict the best time to launch any event.

Show Me The Money – Natal Astrology

Why is it that some people seem to draw money to them whilst others struggle to make a dollar? More importantly, what in the natal chart reflects the ability to make money, how much can be made and how to tap into it? Planets in signs, aspects and key houses can indicate a natural talent towards monetary and financial success. This lecture is a “how to” session presenting modern astrological techniques for identifying money making indicators in the natal chart including the potential for money through inheritance, natural talents and performance or winning by chance! After this lecture you’ll know whether it’s worthwhile buying those lottery tickets! So bring along your natal charts to discover where your money making ability and potential resides.

Dr. Benjamin Dykes

Dr. Benjamin Dykes