A welcome return for Christina Rodenbeck from Oxford, who will be looking at the upcoming conjunction of these two outer planets. Last conjunct in 1982 in Libra, they have been heading for a conjunction in Capricorn for most of 2019.
When Saturn - Father Time - joins forces with Pluto - the Lord of the Underworld - in mid January next year, what can we expect? We need to look backwards in order to look forward, of course. Christina has been looking into her history books to see what happened before and what might happen now.
Postcode is GL17 0AH. From Gloucester take the A40 as far as Huntley then left at the traffic lights onto A4136 signposted Longhope. After about a mile take left turn signposted to Blaisdon.
From Newnham take the left turn signposted Blaisdon off the A48 immediately after going under the Railway Arch Bridge.
Picatrix is a 1000-year-old grimoire of astrological magic, originally written in Arabic but translated into Spanish and Latin in the 13th century. Picatrix attempted to bring together and rationalise many earlier works and went on to become a highly influential book in the Renaissance and later.
Chris Mitchell will look at this ancient tome which promises to help you find true love, summon demons and forge magical talismans using everyday ingredients such as diamonds and leopard fat, and we'll have a look at some related charts too. It attempts a certainty that modern astrologers - of which Chris is one - may find alluring. In our more psychological and technological outlook, returning to ideas such as 'petitioning the stars' may also be a useful approach.
Chris is a graduate of the Astrologos Medieval Astrology course has an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology from Bath Spa University and is currently working on a PhD at Leicester University on the introduction of astrology into England. He will be familiar to many of you from previous entertaining and insightful talks he has presented for us.
This evening's talk will be a video lecture given by renowned astrologer Geoffrey Cornelius at the 2018 Astrological Association Conference, followed by a facilitated discussion on the subject of Daimons - understood in ancient Greece to be both lesser deities and Guiding Spirits.
"At the brilliant centre of our craft is the ancient concept of an intelligent and volitional universe, continuously in league with the microcosm of the soul.
We look at the troubled history of the daimon, its implications for consciousness, and its faltering recovery in the self-narrative of modern astrology."
Join us for this hour-long video followed by a social break then a facilitated discussion on the topic with Kris, Graham and Pamela.
Geoffrey Cornelius M.A. is a former President of the Astrological Lodge of London, and in 1983 he co-founded the Company of Astrologers with Maggie Hyde and other leading practitioners. He is also the author of The Moment of Astrology – Origins in Divination and is dedicated to the promotion of astrology in education.
Thursday 7 February 7.30pm
Carl Jung was one of the greatest 'phenomenologists' of the 20th century. He loved astrology and set out on a quest trying to reveal its secrets. He got more than he bargained for, however, when he conducted a set of experiments involving marriage signatures in the horoscope... He was looking for an objective law underpinning astrology, but came to discover a mysterious subject/object relationship at work …
Jodey Collorick, who will be giving this talk, has been practising astrology since the early 1990s and has spoken to us a number of times. He originally studied with the Company of Astrologers in London and has a particular interest in horary and divinatory astrology.
When a new Solar System body is discovered, clues to the astrological meaning can be found by looking at a range of factors, but primarily come from studying the planet in a large number of charts to find common themes.
Sedna was discovered in 2003 and it has a huge highly elliptical (egg-shaped) orbit of 11,406 Earth years and lies out past all the other planets, even at its closest point.
Along the way we’ll discover the evolutionary power of the ‘candidate dwarf planet’ and learn of the profound implications for society in the coming years as Sedna approaches her closest point to Earth later this century in the 2070s.
We are pleased to welcome astrologer Alan Clay all the way from New Zealand. For over 30 years Alan has conducted deep research into people through his work as a clown and a clown teacher. He is researching Sedna, the new outer limit of the Solar System, which includes comprehensive aspect analysis using all the new dwarf planets.
More information about Alan's researches including his book on Sedna is here: http://www.sednaconsciousness.com/
A recorded video webinar with Kira Sutherland.
Kira takes us on a journey through the 4 elements and their impact on health, exploring the range of experience related to each element and how each can hinder or help with health issues.
How can we utilize our elemental profile from our Natal chart to live a healthier, more balanced life? The lecture explores the gifts and lessons of each element will and aims to give you both theory of medical astrology and application for daily life.
There should also be time for discussion of the ideas presented.
Kira Sutherland is an Australian Naturopath, Nutritionist, Herbalist and Astrologer. She divides her time between clients, writing and lecturing on health, wellbeing and medical astrology. Known for her vibrant, straight forward teaching style, Kira has lectured in Medical Astrology both within Australia and internationally.
The houses represent a layer of chart interpretation additional to the planets and zodiac signs. In this continuation of our series of facilitated discussions about the houses, we will explore the polarity between the third and ninth houses, which represent educational, philosophical and physical travels. The third is said to relate to factual learning, communication and short journeys and the ninth house opposite to philosophy, faith and travel.
After introducing the concept of houses in general we will explore how planets in the third and ninth houses operate, as well as what the zodiac sign on the cusp or within the houses (and their 'ruling' planets) tells us about that area of our lives.
Come and share your insights and experiences of these two houses in this free-ranging discussion. Suitable for beginners.
All are welcome, including those who haven't been to one of our talks or events before, to an two-mile evening walk followed by a meal at The Inn at Fossebridge.
The hamlet of Fossebridge is situated on the historic Fosse Way (Stow Road A429), 6 miles north of Cirencester and 11 miles south of Stow-on-the-Wold. The inn is located in a steep dip.
Meet at 6pm in the pub car park from where we will do a short circular walk that will take us through part of the Coln Valley. If you can't join us for the walk, meet us in the pub at 7.15pm where you can order an evening meal from their menu.
There are several vegetarian options, and food allergies and intolerances can be catered for - let the staff know when ordering.
"We are lonesome animals. We spend our life trying to be less lonesome. One of our ancient methods is to tell a story begging the listener to say – and to feel – 'Yes, that is the way it is, or at least that is the way I feel it.' You are not as alone as you thought." John Steinbeck (Piscean - but what is his Mercury sign ?)
Mercury is the planet of writing and communication. The sign – and to some extent, the house – in which this planet is placed dictates the manner in which our thoughts are synthesised and how we relate to the world. In this evening's forum, Jill Shearer looks at the charts of a number of different types of writer, and reflect on how Mercury functions through different signs. Does your own Mercury sign resonate with one of them ?
Jill originally learnt astrology with Company of Astrologers in London. She has long experience of writing, editing and publishing in a wide variety of subjects in national newspapers, magazines and books – from ethical and green issues to food, personal finance, interior design and astrology
The Tetractys - a number system based on mathematics and geometry - had a huge influence on the mystery teachings of Pythagoras, Plato and beyond. This talk by Jodey Collorick explores the fascinating history of this ancient symbol that has fed into kaballah, tarot, numerology … and astrology. It can inform our modern interpretation of the way planets interact.
Jodey Collorick, who has spoken at Aquarius Severn several times, is a founding member of the Bath Astrologers' Forum and studied horary and the philosophy of astrology with the Company of Astrologers. He juggles a busy family life with leading a Bath astrology group and a client practice in the Cotswold Hills