Aspects, Asteroids, Nodes, Parts, More
Info on aspects, asteroids, nodes, Arabic parts, and other factors found in the chart.
The Foundations of the Birth Chart: Elements and Archetypes, with Jennie Gilmore
Astrology is traditionally seen as universally consisting of four natural elements: fire, earth, air and water. The elements are considered to be the foundation of all of life and are represented within the birth chart. When applied to human nature, the elements represent certain behaviors within...
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Chiron, with Kim Rogers-Gallagher
There’s a (relatively) new kid on the astrological block: Chiron. But what’s his story? Is he a planetoid, an asteroid, or a comet? How does his myth point to a spot in your chart where you’ll deal with addicts and addictions, tragic flaws, and the acceptance of imperfection?
Through the re-tell...
Chiron and ADHD, with Joyce Hoen
ADHD is rampant ever since Chiron was discovered. What does Chiron have to do with ADHD? And why are non-ADHD youngsters taking Ritalin to get high? And why are there statistically fewer ADHD persons in France where medical doctors do not use the DSM/IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Menta...
The Planets and Awakening, with Eric Meyers
What is the evolutionary purpose of the aspects? What do we learn through the interchange of Gemini square Pisces, or Taurus opposed Scorpio? This lecture reviews the spiritual programs of every (major) aspect. Each sign actually connects with all of the others to reveal a striking template for o...
All Conjunctions Are Not Created Equal, with Adam Gainsburg
All western astrology shares the round horoscopic wheel as its main tool. Yet how much of the celestial reality do our chart wheels portray? The truth is, not very much at all. This lecture first introduces the key “missing ingredients” of the living sky — Earth proximity, visual appearances, pla...
The Blessing of Ixion: Pluto’s New Lawless Brother, with Alan Clay
Ixion and Pluto both orbit at an angle to the ecliptic in relation to all the other planets, spending half their time in the underworld. And the myth of Ixion tells us that this new dwarf planet energy in our chart knows no boundaries and is passionately focused on his own lawless goals. Why we n...
Finding Your Path in Life and Making the Most of It, with Maru Dieguez
This lecture is about how to find your path within the chart. It deepens into the nodes, considering the signs and position in the natal chart. This will help us understand in a bigger context our purpose in this lifetime.
Prosperity doesn’t necessarily mean money. It has a wider perspective, a...
Sequential Conjunctions, with Frank Clifford
When interpreting conjunctions, a useful tool to play with is the sequence of the planets involved. The planetary combination is always the key factor, but the order in which the two planets appear in the zodiac says much about how this pattern arises and unfolds in both the life and character. F...
¿Qué es la Astrología Dracónica?, con Maria Blaquier
Maria Blaquier explica brevemente qué es la Astrología Dracónica y cómo se puede utilizar.
Presentación Astrologia Dracónica en la NCGR México, con Maria Blaquier
El zodíaco dracónico es de origen lunar y toma como punto de partida o 0 de Aries, la posición del nodo norte. Expresa motivaciones profundas, impulsos internos, memorias que subyacen y afectan la vida cotidiana del individuo.
Astrología Dracónica y las cartas natal a mellizos o gemelos, con Maria Blaquier
Por mas de 20 años, María viene llevando a cabo una investigación rigurosa acerca de la posibilidad de diferenciar cartas de gemelos usando la astrología dracónica. En esta presnetación, expone sus resultados.
The Lunar Nodes and Their Dispositors, with Adam Gainsburg
The lunar nodes and their dispositors are THE foundational statements of an individual’s pre-existing orientation to reality, whether framed as karma/dharma, genetic inheritance/expression, or personal evolution. A brief introduction to the nodes, their dispositors, and the intrinsic relationship...
Aspects and Complex Configurations: An Interior Conversation, with Erin Sullivan
Planetary interactions in our horoscope are how we view the world from within our own self. Our “inner conversation” and external manifestation are based in elements, qualities, and modes. Aspects are looked at in various ways: all the complex configurations (grand trine, T-square/grand cross, yo...
A Different Angle on the Angles, with Roderick Kidston
Ask an astrologer about the "angles" of the horoscope and they’ll promptly offer the ascendant and the midheaven, with maybe the descendant and the lower heaven thrown in as optional extras. But nobody tends to interpret planets in aspect to these latter two, it’s all about the rising and culmina...
Astrology and the Power of Eight, with Maria Kay Simms
This talk focuses on the significance in events of all types, "good" or "bad" (or however one might term them) of the eight so-called "hard" aspects (conjunction, 4 semi-squares, 2 squares and opposition) as "phases" -- but it does not either use or have any need to use dials, nor does it use the...
Avoiding Relationship Pitfalls: The Love Asteroids in Synastry, with Marcha Fox
The “Love Asteroids” include Cupido, Sappho, Eros and Amor whose chart placements indicate who you are attracted to as well as what your expectations are of a lover. If you’re always attracted to people with whom you are not compatible, then it’s likely that this problem originates here. Since ex...
Speaking Your Chart: The Essence of a Planetary Placement, with Frank Clifford
When clients, friends and public figures "speak their charts," we astrologers collect gems that inform our practice and help us expand and fine-tune our astrological vocabulary. In this talk, Frank presents a series of birth charts, entertaining real-life observations, and quotations that get to ...
Rahu and Ketu: Transformation via the Cosmic Dragon, with Gary P. Caton
This talk is about using eclipses for personal empowerment. We take a look at the mythology of eclipses and the astronomy of the eclipse as a Shadow phenomenon and a disruption of the dark/light fractal of time. We also cover the basic mechanics of the lunar nodes and bendings, and identify nodal...
Fortune and Spirit:Principal Lots in Hellenistic Astrology, with Doug Noblehorse
Fortune and her companion Spirit are the two primary Greek Lots (which were the precedent for Arabic Parts) which have survived into modern times as calculated astrological points in a horoscope. But what do you do with them, and what do they mean? Misunderstandings and misrepresentations about t...
The Magic of Pattern Returns, with Jenn Zahrt, Ph.D.
Transits describe a direct, mathematical relationship between an ambient planet and a natal planet. “Pattern returns” describe the ambient recurrence of natal factors that doesn’t always have a direct link to natal planets. These “holographic transits,” as the late Robert Blaschke called them, ex...
Are Trines Better Than Squares? with Meira Epstein
What to do when good aspects happen to bad planets. Reassessment of “good” and “bad” in the chart.
Meira is a practicing astrologer, living in New York City. Her busy schedule includes working with clients, teaching, lecturing and writing - all of which take place both in the US and ...
The Vertex and the Anti-Vertex, with Lilly Roddy
The Ax/Vx is a significant nodal point on the same level with the midheaven and the ascendant. To me, it represents our personal connection, our relationship to the world and the people in it. House and sign position are important, as well as the natal aspects to the Ax/Vx. I have recently added ...
Chiron: Wounded Healer, with Zane Stein
Carl Jung, through his personal healing process, discovered the Wounded Healer archetype in himself. Zane discusses the mythos of Chiron, and Jung's discovery of the archetype within. He then explores Chiron in Jung’s chart and shows how we can see our own Chironic wounds.
Lilith, with Mónica Escalante-Ochoa
Lilith represents the desire and force to live in equality between women and men and not be dominated by an authority in which we don't believe. When Lilith is emphasized in the natal chat, the person strongly lives out Lilith’s energy.
Because the four astrological Liliths -- Dark Moon, Black M...