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In this presentation, Charles demonstrates just how easy it is to understand and use Solar Arc Directions.

Charles first introduces and illustrates the principles involved, then looks at how to use Solar Arc Directions using Astro Gold software. For the rest of the presentation Charles explores Solar Arc Directions in action – alongside transits and progressions – drawing on example charts of the famous and infamous: politicians, criminals, musicians and many others. This comprehensive lecture is full of interesting stories and anecdotes and makes Solar Arc Directions easy to understand and use.

Charles JamesonCharles Jameson’s astrological studies started in the early 1990s, learning in a small group led by Kay Raymer. In the late 1990s he qualified as an FAA Practitioner, and later completed Robert Zoller’s Foundation of Medieval Astrology and John Frawley’s Horary Apprenticeship. In the mid 2000s, Charles co-organised the two iterations of the Regulus Conference, a small conference focused on traditional astrology.

Over the years, Charles has presented at the VAA on topics such as medieval astrologer Simon Forman, cult leaders Jim Jones and Marshall Applewhite, and Jupiter-Saturn conjunction cycles.

His blog is astrologyschool.net
and @astro_school on Twitter.

In her VAA debut lecture, Jacqui Godfrey explores personal stories connected to Chiron’s placement in the natal chart.

Using her own chart, and the charts of other well known identities, Jacqui examines how they relate to the themes raised in the myth. Key themes include: rejection, unworthiness or a sense of isolation; physical disablement, illness or inner emotional wounds; suffering and pain in personal growth; and healing, wholeness and the laws of nature. As Melanie Reinhart suggests, an open minded contemplation of Chiron in an astrological chart, alongside an understanding of the key concepts in the myth, can lead to an intuitive and healing approach to assist us, or a client, with understanding in order to integrate these themes in a personally helpful way.

Jacqui GodfreyJacqui Godfrey has been working as a Naturopath for over 15 years, incorporating nutrition, herbal medicine, flower essences and homeopathy. She also integrates astrology into her naturopathic consultations, which provides her with greater depth and understanding of her clients.

Jacqui’s personal journey began a week before her 13th birthday when she contracted Transverse Myelitis. It resulted in paraplegia, a permanent disability, which created major change in her life, altering her future and the way she saw the world.

A year into a Science degree, she switched to Naturopathy, which resonated more closely with her budding spiritual growth. Whilst completing the Naturopathy degree, she began to practice meditation and became intrigued with astrology, psychotherapy and alternative therapies, such as homeopathy and kinesiology.

In 2008, Jacqui began formal study of astrology with Christine Rothwell and in 2016 completed the FAA Practitioner’s Diploma, receiving the FAA Silver Medal Doris Greaves Award for both the Interpretation and Dynamic exams. In May 2017, Jacqui was presented with the prestigious FAA Gold Medal for Excellence!

Ayurveda (The Science of Life) is the oldest system of medicine in the world and has deep astrological roots.

In fact, Ayurveda is the only contemporary health-care system that still incorporates astrology for diagnosis and patient care. As such, it is important from both an historical and an applied perspective. Learn more about this ancient and practical approach to health. Discover how you can integrate astrological principles with an holistic approach to your wellness that can be integrated at an everyday level.

Damian RocksDamian Rocks is a professional astrologer, teacher and writer. He runs a busy practice in Sydney, Australia and manages www.starslikeyou.com.au, a well known website visited by thousands of people each month. His focus is client-centred, with an emphasis on astrology, health and wellbeing.

In 2014, Damian opened his wellness centre in Sydney dedicated to holistic health and astrology. He holds an MA from Bath Spa University England (Cultural Astrology and Astronomy), Adv Dip Ayurveda, an FAA Diploma of Astrology, and in 2012 was awarded the FAA Gold Medal for Excellence.

He currently teaches a Diploma of Predictive and Therapeutic Astrology in association with the London School of Astrology and is available for private consultations, tuition and speaking engagements.

Email: damian@starslikeyou.com.au

Where does astronomy start and astrology finish?

Ancient mystery schools of Pythagoras, Plato and Ptolemy understood that philosophy, astronomy, astrology, mathematics, numerology and magic were inter-related and relevant parts of the same wisdom source. What is now separate was once part of the same all-encompassing knowledge system. Archetypes were allocated to what was visible at the time, based on practical experience of what their presence in the sky brought about.  Modern technology has enabled us to identify and learn about thousands of additional planetary bodies and hypothetical points. Jung taught that we all carry the same myths and archetypes in our collective unconscious. Does size or other astronomical characteristics stop Pluto from being an incredibly powerful influence in the charts of our clients?  Why shouldn’t asteroids, centaurs or plutoids have just as important a part to play in astrology as the bodies we have been familiar with for centuries?

Sara GilbertSara Gilbert has consolidated a childhood love of mythology, into astrological research and practice with intuitive asteroid archetypes. A psychological astrologer with an evolutionary focus, Sara runs her astrology school and consultancy Life Spirit Connections in Melbourne. She is an APA member, holding the FAA Diploma and Level 2 Forrest Apprentice status. She has been published in many journals and has presented lectures for most Australian State Associations as well as the 2016 FAA International Astrology Conference held in Sydney.

Sara can be contacted through her website   www.lifespiritconnections.com.au

Secondary progressions are somewhat over looked in today’s astrological research but they have much to tell in conjunction with other forms of predicting.

In this upcoming lecture, Glorija will present her research on how progressions foretold of an impending disaster in the unfolding story of a family involved in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. Fate, destiny and free will are all tied up in a neat little bundle, but how much is fate and how much is free will, and can a possible disaster be avoided?

Glorija will also identify and investigate the mundane chart for the city (when one was not available) and will back it up with some fascinating data from a previous disaster and a society murder.

She will also ponder the age-old question of moral and ethical cornerstones surrounding our predictions: “Do we have the right to intervene and warn our loved ones of impending gloom and doom?” or, as always with astrology, the more questions that are answered the more we find left unanswered.

Glorija LawrenceGlorija Lawrence embarked on a life long journey of astrology and Cosmobiology in 1983 and considers it a wonderful tool for self improvement.

She has lectured in Australia, New Zealand, Finland, India and the United States and considers it a privilege to share her thoughts and ideas on how to transform your life through this multifaceted medium.

Glorija can be contacted through her website www.cosmoastrology.com

There are a number of indicators in the birth chart that help us piece together the story of your soul’s journey.

Various methods of soul astrology use different planets, points and/or houses to help indicate the intention of this lifetime. In this lecture, Clementine uses the main planets as used by Jeffrey Wolf Green adherents – that being Pluto, Uranus, the lunar nodes and the Moon. She explores each player in detail and shows reason as to why these particular planets and points are used in, what is loosely referred to as, past life astrology.

Clementine uses the chart of a well known celebrity throughout the presentation to help us understand the role these planets and points play in determining a soul’s story and to gain some awareness of our own soul’s journey.

Clementine AdkinsClementine Adkins has been passionate about astrology ever since she first discovered the power of a birth chart back in 1998. She has studied with a number of prominent astrologers, culminating with an FAA Practitioner’s Diploma in 2005. Her study continued such that she now uses the Evolutionary Astrology of Steven Forrest and Jeffrey Wolf Green in her interactions with clients and students.

Clementine also holds a Practitioners Certificate in Deep Memory Process (a form of past life regression) and she is a Practitioner Member of the APA.

Clementine runs her successful astrology business from the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria, where she is based. It is from this base that Clementine conducts readings, holds workshops, teaches astrology classes, writes articles and newsletters and gives presentations, all based on her love for Evolutionary Astrology.

Clementine can be contacted through her website Aquamoon Astrology

We know trines are harmonious, squares are dynamic and challenging and so on, but not nearly enough astrologers know how to read aspect patterns outside the Ptolemaic or modern mainstreams.

There’s nothing mainstream about Harmonic 11 (11H for short). When the circle is divided by this prime number we get the keys to some of the secret doors of the soul. Here are dimensions of the inner life, drives of the inner being which may or may not be acted upon. 11H energies burn quietly in deep dark places: yearning, obsessive, sometimes compulsive, sometimes even barking mad. You can run but you can’t really hide.

Roderick KidstonRoderick Kidston was an early fan of adding asteroids to the astrological repertoire and now regards a select group as essential for horoscope delineation. He has had a long interest in harmonics as well as a more integral approach to astrology linked to depth and transpersonal psychology, metaphysics and the new physics.

In recent years, Roderick has returned to older work he did on the fixed stars, which is coming together in a forthcoming book The Magic of the Stars. He has published on astrology in several places, taught it, given talks and workshops in several cities and he has spoken at several conferences since 2003.

Ancient Moon Gardening, also known as Lunar Gardening, is a traditional technique used to maximize crop growth and production that also enhances the beauty of nature and gardens.

The Moon’s phase and position coincides with changes in plant growth and vitality. The ancients have been using this knowledge for thousands of years. Gardening becomes easier, plants thrive, flowers are beautiful, crops are productive, and diseases and parasites in animals and crops are easily controlled!

In this lecture, we will cover when to plant, prune, weed, spray, fertilize and when to rest. You can even use Moon timing to easily perform housework, for long lasting haircuts, colours and for much more. It is easy to use, and it works. We will also cover personal gardening via local horizon charts. Those interested in working in harmony with Mother Nature will be keen to discover more about Moon Gardening.

Kerry GaleaKerry Galea is a fully qualified Astrologer and Palmist working in Gippsland, Victoria and is an avid gardener using Moon Gardening techniques. Kerry publishes the Ancient Moon Gardening Almanac annually.

Kerry holds a Diploma in Applied Astrology from Astro*Synthesis and is a member of the APA (Association of Professional Astrologers). She also has the Practitioners Diploma of Medieval Astrology from AstroLogos, and has a P.I Certificate in Palmistry. Originally she became a Medical Scientist, and still keeps one foot in that field today. Kerry was also a Secondary School Teacher, and enjoys giving workshops and presentations in Ancient Moon Gardening, Astrology and Palmistry.

Contact Kerry through her website www.ancientmoongardening.com.au

The concept of magic, and why we use it, is about allowing ourselves special moments in time to examine areas of our lives that we might want to change.

The magic comes from us; we decide to shift or alter a thought, action, or situation at a given time so it may function in a different way in our lives. Magic does interact with unseen forces to create change in our everyday world. However, it needs our intent to make it work. The energies are with us every day and astrology gives a name to these energies and describes, via element and mode, how these energies operate. It is not a matter of needing special moments to interact with the energies; it is more about being aware of the energies every day and living/working with them.

Working with the elements is the basis of all magic. Most systems operate with four or five elements, and there are other systems that use more, but for the moment let’s just work with five.

To work with elements we need to work within wheels. A wheel is often used to contain, illustrate or define space. Wheels can then be broken down into many equal parts to illustrate various information. The wheels I will be working with in this talk are the Wiccan and the Astrological wheel. I will work firstly with the elements, then pentagrams and finally with lunar astrology.

Lyndall McQuinnLyndall McQuinn’s interest in Astrology began in the 1980’s. Over the course of 30 years, she has established her own business bringing together her passion for astrology, tarot, wicca, ritual, meditation and personal development in a unique and grounded way. From her study of these fields, Lyndall has developed her own way of working with Astrology, a technique she has called Shamanic Astrology. Her five publications on Shamanic Astrology, Tarot and Astrological Ritual reflect her lifetime of study and practice in these fields.

Lyndall has taught Astrology in many situations over the course of twenty-nine years, beginning within Lancaster County Prison USA in 1985. She has lead workshops at Festivals and Retreats, and been a guest speaker at the VAA, the AANSW and the FAA Astrology Conference in 2016.

Contact Lyndall through her website www.lyndallmcquinn.com

You may be aware of the secondary progressed cycle of the Moon, but did you know there is also a secondary progressed declination cycle?

Planetary Declination is often called the hidden dimension. Taken from the celestial equator, the swings of the planets north and south of the equator reveal symbolic summer and winter cycles in our growth.

In this presentation, Olga explains how to determine what is your current season is and how the planets are symmetrically related. In order to gain the most from the lecture recording, Olga has recorded a short video demonstrating how to plot your Secondary Progressed Declination Cycle viewable at this link: How to plot your SecProgDec cycle graph.

Olga MoralesOlga Morales is the founder of Astrology for Gann Traders. She is a Professional Astrologer, Author, Educator and Gann Trader. After obtaining a BA in Psychology from Melbourne University, she received a professional certificate from the Australian Academy of Astrology and Cosmobiology in 1993 and later, in 2003, an Advanced Certificate in Cosmobiology from the Regulus Ebertin School of Astrology with a High Distinction.

Her mission is to teach what W.D. Gann called the “greatest science”, that is Astrology, to those who are ready and willing. Besides her Home Study CD’s, Olga also offers annual Gann Astro-Trading Workshops in Australia and internationally in NYC with Bill Meridian.

You can contact Olga at: astrologyforganntraders@gmail.com, or through her website www.astrologyforganntraders.com.au

Modern astrology’s focus on the natal chart has fostered a misconception that traditional astrology, and in particular horary, is very black and white, fated and predictive.

This is combined with the erroneous notion that horary is simply the application of a lot of “rules” in order to answer a question with little bearing on the psychological processes being experienced by the client. Horary is much more. It is the astrology of the moment, and it provides answers and understanding of issues that are of immediate concern to the client, as well as revealing the deeper connection that today’s question has to the past and to the future.

Through the presentation of charts pulled from her own practice, Eve explores the depth that can be gleaned from the symbolism in a horary chart. She presents the horary chart as a gateway; an oracle providing the client with transformative insights into the processes that have brought them to the circumstances in which they find themselves.

Eve DembowskiEve Dembowski is a flower essence therapist, published writer and astrologer with a particular interest in horary and traditional medical astrology. Her article on Medical Horary appeared in the March/April 2016 issue of The Mountain Astrologer.

In 2009 and 2010 Eve was co-convener and a speaker at the Regulus Traditional Astrology Conference held in Melbourne, Australia. She is also an international speaker having presented at the AFA conference in the US and the AA in England.

Since 2013 Eve has been a tutor with STA, School of Traditional Astrology, presenting the STA Practitioner’s Level Horary course as intensives, small weekly classes and online.

Eve can be contacted by phone 0401847412 or email eve@sta.co

Neptune is perhaps the most elusive and the most enchanting of planets. In this presentation, Jane proposes that the core of our difficulties with Neptune arise not only from our individual responses but also from the very nature of our cultural context.

We learn about the Other Values, those that are demoted or misunderstood in the West – values that can only be disclosed via a path of sacrifice and betrayal. There are examples of the evolved and the unevolved natal Neptune and of the lasting emotional and spiritual legacy of a strong Neptune transit.

Jane AhlquistJane Ahlquist has been a practising astrologer for over 35 years. Jane has lectured on astrology and related topics and she pioneered workshops on women’s spirituality in Sydney in the 1980s. In her “other life” Jane has adapted a number of traditional tales for theatre, in which she has utilized her understanding of astrological symbolism. She lives, with her kelpie dog Ruby, in the tiny town of Majors Creek, N.S.W., where she also paints, plays the violin and competes with the wallabies over ownership of the vege patch.

Jane is the author of the book “ASTROLOGY: history and purpose”, plus a number of plays. She can be contacted at artandspirit@antmail.com.au

In modern astrology we find that the zodiac signs have descriptions and rulerships that were not used in previous eras. How is it that signs with the same planetary ruler, such as Gemini and Virgo, have different interpretations?

In this lecture, Peter explores the qualities – the fundamental building blocks of astrology – and how these combine with the planetary rulers of the signs to give us the interpretations we are familiar with. Peter proposes a method of understanding the zodiac signs that both challenges modern perceptions and clarifies their real meaning.

Peter BurnsPeter Burns took up astrology in the late 1980’s and gained his Astrology Diploma (FAA) in 1997. He now runs correspondence courses in Horary Astrology and Palmistry, and his current passion is integrating ancient techniques with modern astrological practice.

He served as president of the Victorian Astrologers Association (VAA) from 2006 to 2008, and was the editor of the FAA Journal from 2000 to 2015. Peter has been a regular guest speaker on ABC radio in WA and on 3RRR in Melbourne Australia. Publications include “The Palmistry Textbook” (2012) and “The Astrology Collection of Techniques and Principles” (2014).

Ambrosia Academy of Astrology

Early in life, our physical, emotional and psychic defences come to life.

We are pushed to overcome adversity with the help of Mars and his aspects, aspects which also describe recurring inner battles between different levels of the personality. These wars call up both outer conflict and inner crises. Mars can describe splits in the soul that may pull us forward or push us apart. What can we do to redirect the powerful destructive qualities of this planet towards the higher aspects of self? Mars brings great joy and aliveness when it breaks through to its best qualities..

Lynn BellLynn Bell is a Paris-based astrologer whose work spans multiple cultures as a speaker, teacher, author and consultant in astrology with international clientele. After many years of teaching and lecturing throughout France, she was invited to join the Centre for Psychological Astrology in London in 1995.

Lynn’s work combines psychological and spiritual perspectives, with an interest in working with familial patterns. Her book “Planetary Threads”, on planetary patterns in families, was first published in 1998.

Lynn is interested in many aspects of astrology, from mundane cycles to archetypes and mythology. Her expertise in Solar Returns resulted in publishing “Cycles of Light” in 2005. She is also one of the co-authors of “The Mars Quartet”, and numerous journal and magazine articles. Lynn has been a featured speaker at many of the major astrology conferences in the world: UAC, ISAR, the World Congress in Switzerland and the FAA in Australia, as well as many other venues in the UK, Europe, Mexico, and the US.

In the UK she teaches for The Faculty of Astrological Studies Summer school in Oxford, and the LSA, as well as the CPA, and she continues to consult from her home in Paris.

www.lynnbellastrology.com

Long before the transpersonal planets were discovered, astrologers looked to mundane 20 year Jupiter-Saturn conjunction cycles to understand big-picture planetary influences on human affairs.

In this presentation, Charles will review the era of earth sign conjunctions during the last 200+ years. He’ll then focus on recent times, particularly 1960 onwards, and examine how these conjunctions might reflect recent world history, and what might lie in store for us from 2020 onwards.

Charles JamesonCharles Jameson has been studying astrology for about 22 years. He was originally taught by Kay Raymer, and gained his F.A.A. Diploma in the late 1990s. He later completed John Frawley’s Horary Apprenticeship and Robert Zoller’s Foundation of Medieval Astrology course.

More recently, Charles was co-founder of the Regulus Conference for traditional astrology, and has previously presented to the VAA on Elizabethan astrologer Simon Forman and the astrology of death cult leaders Jim Jones and Marshall Applewhite.

This year he also ran an astrology workshop at Qi Crystals in Elsternwick. Although trained in modern astrology, Charles gravitates towards the traditional approaches (Saturn in the 9th!) and has a keen interest in astrology of the 17th century and history in general.

His blog can be found at www.astrologyschool.net

Pluto stands at the threshold of the Kuiper Belt, a vast, unexplored and largely unimagined part of the heavens.

As gatekeeper to this realm, Pluto calls humanity to a new level of consciousness that requires us to find ways to honour and work with his energy. Pluto’s presence – whether through natal or transiting aspects – often reveals fear and anxiety, but this fear can also be experienced as an awakening and a doorway to something larger.

In this lecture Christine explores fear as a rite of passage

At the end, there is a meditation to reflect on the plutonic process and what it is asking of us at this moment in time.

Christine RothwellChristine Rothwell is a Professional Member of the Federation of Australian Astrologers [P.M.F.A.A.], an Accredited Astrology Teacher [AAT] and is currently an examiner on the F.A.A. National Examination Board.

Christine has been working as a full time professional astrologer and teacher of astrology since 1990 and has lectured at the Australian International Astrology Conferences hosted by the FAA in Melbourne and Sydney. She currently teaches a four year astrology course and prepares students to sit the FAA examinations.

Christine’s work is influenced by an interest in mythology and archetypal psychology, as well as training in counselling, psychotherapy and family therapy. Her special areas of interest are deepening awareness of the feminine points in the horoscope and combining spiritual and psychological perspectives in both her teaching and consulting work.

Using her experience as a gestalt therapist and astrologer, Margaret presents an innovative way for astrologers to work with clients to explore the natal chart — the gestalt technique of two-chair dialogue work.

She also explores the benefits of this work through a number of case studies.

Marg WoodMargaret Wood has been a practising Astrologer, Homoeopath, Naturopath for 37 years, a psychotherapist for 24 years and gained her Masters in Gestalt Therapy in 2012. She has been lecturing professionally in Homoeopathy for 35 years and in psychotherapeutic subjects for 30 years. Currently, Margaret is in private practice in Croydon Hills and lectures at the Southern School of Natural Therapies both face to face and online. Her practice is an eclectic blend of skills including spiritual healing and the Tarot./p>

You can contact Marg via email margwood7@gmail.com or mobile 0403 050 310

In this talk, Sara compares past and present Movie Star “Goddesses” Marilyn Monroe and Angelina Jolie, and the women’s liberation advocate Germaine Greer and the Golden Dawn tarot author Mary Greer.

The charts of the four women are examined from three points of view – using aspect patterns, the nodal axis and asteroids.

Sara GilbertSara Gilbert has consolidated a childhood love of stories from mythology into astrological research and practice with intuitive asteroid archetypes that associate back to myth.  Sara is a psychological astrologer with an evolutionary focus, and practises, through Life Spirit Connections, near Frankston in Victoria. She holds the FAA Diploma, APA membership and Level Two Apprentice status with Steven Forrest.  Sara runs astrology courses that focus on the FAA syllabus, and has presented workshops and lectures in many states of Australia. She has also developed a following for her daily astrology posts on Facebook and the C*I*A website, and has published articles in Horizons and the FAA Journal.

Her website is www.lifespiritconnections.com.au

Michele Finey discusses some key questions about fate and free-will and how the natal chart speaks to us on this subject.

Questions include – How does the astrology model tie in with mind-body medicine and psychosomatic conditions? How does stress affect our immune system and how do our choices and circumstances impact on our health? Most importantly, what can we do to reclaim our health and wellbeing?

Michele Finey
Michele Finey began teaching herself astrology in 1980. Her interest in healing and mind-body medicine led her to study hypnotherapy in the early 90s. Michele is the author of Solar Fire’s Health and Wellbeing Report and two books, Secrets of the Zodiac (2009) and The Sacred Dance of Venus and Mars (2012). She has presented her research across Australia, in the US and via webinar, and her feature articles have appeared in numerous publications including Dell Horoscope, Wellbeing Astrology Guide, The Mountain Astrologer and the NCGR Journal. Apart from her ongoing work as a consulting astrologer and hypnotherapist, Michele produces an annual astrology calendar and provides mentoring and coaching to up-and-coming astrologers.

Michele can be contacted via her website www.celestialinsight.com.au and email mfiney@cinsight.com.au

Eve Dembowski looks critically at the outer planets and asks the question “Who first assigned them their signification and why? Could there be more to them? Are we missing something?”

She also explores their history and re-examines their discovery charts, bringing a different perspective to these three renegade members of the solar system.

Eve DembowskiEve Dembowski lives in Melbourne, Australia. She trained as a musician and flower essence therapist, holds a Diploma of Applied Astrology from Astro*Synthesis, FAA certification, a certificate in Medieval Astrology and the STA Master’s level Diploma in Horary Astrology. She continues with her own study and research with a special focus on horary and medical astrology. Since 2013 she has been an STA (School of Traditional Astrology) tutor presenting the Practitioner’s level horary course online and in Melbourne.

Eve lectures, is a published author, sees private clients and runs classical astrology classes.
She can be contacted on (03) 9537 2254 or 0401 847 412 or via email eve@sta.co

In this talk, Jessica looks at the strange business of time and helps remove any mental blocks you might have about predicting the future.

Jessica also uses The Astrology Oracle card deck to experiment with live readings on the day.

Jessica AdamsJessica Adams graduated with a degree in Ancient Civilisations, Religious Studies and Philosophy from the University of Tasmania and became a professional astrologer for Elle magazine in her twenties. Today she works as a Contributing Editor at Cosmopolitan magazine in London and spends half the year in Melbourne and Tasmania where she is the astrologer for The Australian Women’s Weekly. She is the author of Essential Astrology for Women (HarperCollins) and Handbag Horoscopes (Penguin). Her website is www.jessicaadams.com

In this session, Ed asks the questions “Why do we believe what we believe? How does belief on the individual and collective level then condition human behaviours that ultimately write our history? Is it in our astrological DNA individually and/or collectively?”

Ed also provides a captivating analysis of how belief – and planetary cycles – can overcome even the most basic instinct of all – survival. This presentation also probes the controversial issue of whether thought can physically change matter.

Ed TamplinEd Tamplin is recognized as one of the world’s premier mundane and predictive astrologers. He operates a full time consultancy from his Sydney home base, and is the co-principle of the Sirius Astrology School. For over decade he co-hosted an astrological program on Sydney commercial radio that rated number one, attracting a quarter of the Sydney listening audience. Ed is also a past VP of AANSW and Secretary/President of SARS. He remains dedicated to astrological research regularly contributing the ‘Eye In The Sky’ column to the FAA Journal and also providing weekly updates on his popular mundane website www.edtamplin.com

In this session, Sue considers some chart imbalances and their important effects on an individual.

This includes elemental, sign and house imbalances, distribution of the planets in the chart wheel, and unaspected planets. What is missing in the birth chart is just as important as what is present, because whatever is missing tends to have great power over us. Whatever is missing in some areas may also indicate a dominant function elsewhere.

Sue FarebrotherSue Farebrother has been a professional astrologer and tarot consultant for more than 20 years in private practice in London.

She teaches astrology for both the Faculty of Astrological Studies, where she trained, and the London School of Astrology (LSA). She also teaches courses in the tarot for the LSA and privately.

Sue gained a distinction for her Cultural Astronomy and Astrology MA dissertation (for the Sophia Centre) in 2007, which was on the links between astrology and tarot in the 19th century. Her beginners book, Astrology Decoded, was recently published by Rider/Random House to critical acclaim.

Continuing professional development is important to her, and she is currently taking a Life Coaching course, having trained as a psychotherapist in Psychosynthesis in the 1980s. She plans to incorporate the coaching training into her work with astrological and tarot clients.

In this session, Jenne discusses the psychological theory of attachment.

She also discusses psychological approaches, eg. CBT, Transactional analysis, psycho-dynamics approaches etc., and how they integrate with astrology. The content overall adds to an astrologer’s abilities to understand the underlying motivations of their clients’ relationship issues, give the astrologer enhanced skills to apply the psychology of relationships with clients, and to have greater boundary setting and referral ability.

Jenne PerlsteinJenne Perlstein [MBBS (Medical Degree), BSW (Social Work), AASW, CertIV TAE, Prof Member Tarot Guild, Cert. Appl. Astrology, Member VAA, CMC (Celebrant), student (One Spirit Interfaith Seminary]

Jenne is a Tarot Counsellor and Astrologer combining 25 years experience as a professional Social Worker with a degree in Medicine (including study of psychology and psychiatry), in the areas of health, education, and aged care. Her work as a Social Worker, using the knowledge gained in Medicine, has encompassed counselling, family work, case work, community development and policy, and extensive work in brain injury, mental health, vocational rehabilitation, and Aboriginal justice.

In this session, Peter begins by exploring the meaning of houses of the horoscope using a number of examples from natal and horary astrology.

He also presents ideas drawn from a variety of sources to illustrate and explore basic astrological principles for chart interpretation. There are hundreds potentially to learn, which might say something about why they’re mostly ignored. Yet understanding some essential elements of some major stars opens up the horoscope like a distant nebula in a telescope, and deepens anything we can say about the interplay of planets and asteroids.

Peter BurnsPeter Burns took up astrology in the late 1980’s and gained his Astrology Diploma (FAA) in 1997.

He now runs correspondence courses in Horary Astrology and Palmistry, and his current passion is integrating ancient techniques with modern astrological practice.He served as president of the Victorian Astrologers Association (VAA) 2006-2008, and has been the editor of the quarterly national FAA Journal since 2000. Peter has been a regular guest speaker on ABC radio in WA and on 3RRR in Melbourne Australia.

Publications include “The Palmistry Textbook” (2012) and “The Astrology Collection of Techniques and Principles” (2014).

In this session Roderick explores the fixed stars and looks anew at the deep archetypal meaning they reveal. There are hundreds potentially to learn, which might say something about why they’re mostly ignored – too much complexity yet again. Yet understanding some essential elements of some major stars opens up the horoscope like a distant nebula in a telescope, and deepens anything we can say about the interplay of planets and asteroids. Whether the stars are good or bad or ugly or glorious, they add vast power to the chart and it is enriching and empowering to know how to start reading them.

Roderick KidstonRoderick was an early fan of adding asteroids to the astrologer’s repertoire, and now finds it impossible to read a horoscope fully without the so-called ‘minor planets’.

The study of harmonics has also been a passion, and he is interested in a more integral approach to astrology that links with developments in depth and transpersonal psychology, metaphysics and the new physics. This includes the new insights offered by the spiral dynamics theory of the evolution of consciousness.

Roderick has published on astrology in several places over the years, taught it, given talks and workshops in several cities, and he has spoken at several conferences since 2003. He spoke most recently at the 2014 FAA Conference in Hobart on astrology and the evolution of consciousness.

In this session Marg explores the cycle of Chiron through life, and the gifts that wounding brings from a gestalt perspective.

Dip.Teaching (ATTI), Dip.Naturopathy (SSNT), Dip.Homoeopathy (honorary HERA), Dip.Astrology (FAA), Adv.Dip.Gestalt Therapy (GTA), Master Gestalt therapy (GTB)

In 1977, Margaret Wood began studying astrology independently, developing her knowledge and understanding through conversation with colleagues and application in practice. In 1978 she began teaching fellow naturopathic students the mathematics of chart construction and in 1992 started teaching an introductory course in astrology. Later on this developed into a school for professional astrological training which ran until 2012.

Marg WoodIn 1985 Marg commenced training as a psychotherapist and went on to become a Master of Gestalt Therapy. She is in private practice in Ringwood, teaches at the Southern School of Natural Therapies and gives numerous public presentations in her areas of expertise. Her book, Astrohom: the subtle link between astrology and homoeopathy, is still being written!

Learn why the 90-degree dial and advanced Cosmobiology techniques and tools lead you to the core structure of understanding planetary cycles.

Olga MoralesOlga Morales is a professional Astrologer, Author, Educator and Gann Trader.

She has a BA in Psychology, a professional certificate from the Australian Academy of Astrology and Cosmobiology and an advanced certificate in Cosmobiology from the Regulus Ebertin School of Astrology. In 2005, Olga began teaching financial astrology (specifically related to the work of W.D. Gann) to traders, and her website was launched offering on-line courses. Her specialities are Cosmobiology and Financial Astrology.

In this presentation, Michele Finey simplifies celestial mechanics and explores the phenomenon of stationary planets. Michele presents her recent research including examples of well-known people and events.

The following questions are tackled and answered: What does it mean to have a planet stationary in one’s chart? What is the difference between stationary retrograde and stationary direct and how can we spot the difference? What orb of exactness can we apply to stationary planets? How slow does a planet have to be to have an altered effect, and what is that effect? What are the different preference settings in Solar Fire and how do they work? What about the so-called shadow period? Just how should we interpret these motionless planets that appear to be changing course?

Michele FineyMichele is an astrologer, hypnotherapist and author based in the inner west of Melbourne.

Michele began teaching herself astrology in 1980, receiving her FAA Diploma in the mid 1980s. Her feature articles have been published in a variety of publications including TMA and the NCGR Journal, Wellbeing and Dell Horoscope. Michele is the author of two books and wrote the comprehensive Health and Wellbeing Report Writer for Solar Fire.Michele has run astrology workshops for writers at the Williamstown Literary Festival and at libraries across Melbourne and has presented her work to astrology audiences in Sydney, Brisbane and Seattle in the US. Michele now runs a mentoring program for up and coming astrologers and produces an annual 32-page astrological wall calendar.A member of the VAA (and FAA) since 1985 Michele is also a member of the Association of Professional Astrologers and is their Victorian Liaison Officer.

This presentation is jam-packed with information about Venus and her cycle.Learn how, during a complete Venus cycle (8 years), Venus makes 5 retrograde and 5 superior star points around the zodiac. Plotting these 5 points on a circular chart creates the Venus Star. Julija believes that the Venus Star is a valuable tool for conscious evolution and creating and living a life we love.

Julija SimasJulija Simas, a Diploma graduate of Astrosynthesis, Melbourne, is the founder of the Cosmic Intelligence Agency.

She devotes much of her time and astrological writing to maintaining a busy website and ever expanding social network. A keen researcher, teacher, workshop and event organiser, Julija has spoken at C*I*A events on various topics, and holds regular webinars and astrological workshops.

This presentation is primarily an astrological investigation of Jim Jones.It looks at his natal chart and key life events.The secondary topic, Applewhite’s astrological journey, is less detailed due to less available data.

In conclusion, Charles will look briefly at the notion of ‘evil’, and why some people incline towards criminal behaviour.

Charles JamesonCharles Jameson has been studying astrology since 1993.

He was taught privately by Kay Raymer, and qualified with an F.A.A. Diploma in the late 1990s. Since then, he’s completed Robert Zoller’s Foundation of Medieval Astrology, and John Frawley’s Horary Apprenticeship. He has also studied Four Pillars Chinese astrology and Feng Shui with Vic Ketis.Charles co-founded the Regulus Astrology Conference, where he gave two presentations: one on the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction cycle, the other on the astrological work of Nicholas Culpeper (1616-1654). He previously presented to the VAA in 2008 on Astrology and the Elizabethan Era.

In April 2014 there was an incredible line-up in Aries.The Sun, the Moon, Diana, Cupido, Uranus, Minerva, South Node and Juno were all in Aries, triggering one crucial house of your horoscope. In this lecture Jessica shows how the combination of planets, points and asteroids in Aries delivers radical changes in your life.

Jessica AdamsJessica Adams is the author of Essential Astrology for Women (HarperCollins), 2020 Vision (Viking) and Astrolove (Corgi).

She is the astrologer for The Australian Women’s Weekly, Cosmopolitan and Harper’s Bazaar magazine.She is a graduate of the University of Tasmania and lives between England and Australia.

In this lecture Lyndall focuses on the angles of the chart, the zodiac as an energy matrix, the personal planets and the role of the outer planets.Shamanic astrology is experiential – rather than sitting outside the chart and verbalising learnt concepts it steps inside to define where strengths and blockages actually exist.

Lyndall McQuinnLyndall McQuinn’s interest in Astrology began in the 1980’s and she gained her Certificate in Astrology in 1985.

Since then Lyndall has established her own business based in Daylesford and South Yarra.She has written five publications on Shamanic Astrology, Tarot and Astrological Ritual and numerous articles located on her web site.

Lyndall has taught Astrology in many situations over the course of twenty-nine years. Beginning within Lancaster County Prison USA in 1985, Lyndall lead workshops at the Rainbow Festivals of 1986-1991, Descent of Innanna Retreat for Womyn 1991 and independently from 1991. She now teaches online both locally and overseas.

In this lecture Peter examines techniques used to predict the next birthday year, and clears up confusions surrounding the interpretation of solar return charts.He also looks at how to link the solar return with the natal chart, how to do a solar return chart when no birth time is available, and a new technique: Solar timing.

Peter BurnsPeter Burns took up astrology in the late 1980’s and gained his Astrology Diploma (FAA) in 1997.

He now runs correspondence courses in Horary Astrology and Palmistry, and his current passion is integrating ancient techniques with modern astrological practice.He served as president of the Victorian Astrologers Association (VAA) 2006-2008, and has been the editor of the quarterly national FAA Journal since 2000. Peter has been a regular guest speaker on ABC radio in WA and on 3RRR in Melbourne Australia.

Publications include “The Palmistry Textbook” (2012) and “The Astrology Collection of Techniques and Principles” (2014).

In this lecture Brian tells a story of astrology before it became a history.He muses on the imagination of the heavens and considers how there always was a revelatory storybook for anyone who joined the starry dots together.

While the early Greeks did not literally observe the skyscape astrologically as their Egyptian and Babylonian counterparts did, nonetheless early references to the heavens are embedded in their myths and epic literature. Astrology, as divination by the stars, is still in part revelation from the night world and its imagination reminds us of the right-hemisphere of the heavens, long before the left hemisphere’s measurements cleaved its distance from the imaginative reading of the stars.

Brian ClarkBrian Clark is the co-founder of the Chiron Centre.

As a consultant astrologer for over 30 years he is deeply interested in astrology’s resonance with the soul. Having taught a successful four-year teaching program in astrology for over 25 years, Brian has redeveloped the syllabus as a distance learning program (www.astrosynthesis.com.au) leading to the Diploma in Applied Astrology.He has his BA (Hons) and MA in Classics and Archaeology from University of Melbourne. As a Philhellene he feels blessed to have led so many tours to the sanctuaries of ancient Greece with hopefully more to come. Brian has been honoured with a Life Membership from the Federation of Australian Astrologers (FAA).

Roderick looks at how important Hygeia in order to understand where the healing power of the horoscope lies – it isn’t only about Chiron!.Hygeia is a very significant focus for where there can be energies in need of some kind of healing or cleaning up, or where and how such catalytic processes of transformation can most readily occur. Hygeia isn’t only about some area of the horoscope where there can be signs of illness or other compromised function; much more importantly, she shows where and how we can clean up our lives and make them so much more whole and functional.

Roderick KidstonRoderick Kidston was an early fan of adding asteroids to the astrologer’s repertoire, and now finds it impossible to read a horoscope without the so-called ‘minor planets’.

Roderick has published on astrology in several places over the years, taught it, given talks and workshops in several cities, and he has spoken at several conferences since 2003, including every FAA conference. He will speak again at the 2014 FAA Conference in Hobart, on the topic of astrology and its role in understanding the ongoing evolution of human consciousness.

Sara will discuss the make up and interpretation of these more unusual patterns when they occur as transiting energy associated with events.They are major aspect patterns that are often viewed with some trepidation but may actually bring mixed blessings to the recipients.

Sara also looks at when they become part of an ongoing birth potential for the individuals born at the times when they present themselves in the sky.

Sara GilbertSara Gilbert is a professional astrologer, palmist and tarot consultant.

She teaches numerology, kabbalah Tree of Life, tarot and palmistry as well as running a 3 year astrology course focused on the FAA syllabus through her consultancy Life Spirit Connections in Carrum Downs near Frankston. Sara is a member of the APA and holds the FAA Diploma. Sara has a special interest in Evolutionary Astrology holding Level 1 Apprentice status with Steven Forrest in this field, focusing on the Moon’s Nodes and Past Lives. Sara is also Vice-President of the Tarot Guild of Australia.

Yearly Profections is one of the simplest of the many Time Lord techniques.It highlights the main themes of the year and identifies the planet that will be the Lord of the Year.

Eve combines this with the Solar return chart, bringing important planetary movements into focus and enhancing the delineation and judgment of a chart.

Eve DembowskiEve Dembowski STA DipH is a flower essence therapist, published writer and traditional astrologer and STA tutor.

She has a particular interest in horary and traditional medical astrology. Eve was one of the conveners of the 2009 and 2010 Regulus Traditional Astrology Conferences held in Melbourne, Australia. She holds a diploma of Applied Astrology from Astro-synthesis, the FAA Practioner’s diploma, a certificate in Medieval Astrology, the STA Practitioner’s Level Horary certificate and the STA diploma of Traditional Horary Astrology.Eve lectures, sees private clients and teaches traditional astrology and horary. She has had numerous articles published in the FAA journal, Mountain Astrologer and Astrolog.

Using Cosmobiology and Traditional astrology, with an emphasis on Medical Astrology, Pamela Rowe applies 35 years of astrological research to some interesting and relevant case studies.Popular astrological techniques including Secondary Progressions, Directions, Transits and Synastry are applied, plus some extras.

As part of the Doris Greaves Memorial Lecture, Pam introduces Glorija Lawrence who will talk for 10 to 15 minutes on how psychic perception and the accurate timing of cosmobiology saved a life.

Pamela RowePamela Rowe FMFAA, LPMAFA commenced studying astrology in 1971 with Doris Greaves and began teaching in 1977.

She was co-Principal of the Melbourne Academy of Cosmobiology with Doris and Gillian Helfgott for some years and has been Principal of the Australian Academy of Astrology & Cosmobiology since 1984. She is a Fellow Member of FAA, for which she served as Branch Secretary and President, National Secretary and National Vice-President.Pamela was awarded Life membership of the American Federation of Astrologers, Inc., for which she was Second Vice-President and member of the Board of Directors for 18 years. She sat the AFA examinations and holds Professional qualifications in Traditional Astrology with AFA, plus the Diploma in Cosmobiology with Doris Greaves. Recently she worked with AFA to rewrite their examinations.

Pamela has authored two books on astrology and many magazine articles, including an article on her own medical astrology research, which was published in an Australian medical Journal. Also an article translated and published in German by Reinhold Ebertin, the founder of Cosmobiology. She has lectured throughout Australia and USA and in New Zealand.

This is a two part presentation:(Part 1) Thomas takes you on a journey through the Astrological Ages of your Chart, suitable for beginners to advanced students.

(Part 2) Looking at your Progressed Moon, Thomas uses a ‘cheat sheet’ to help calculate where your Progressed Moon is at the moment – no prior knowledge is necessary, only the degree and sign of your natal moon (available from any ephemeris).

Thomas MuldoonSince retiring from seeing clients on a one-to-one basis, Thomas Muldoon has concentrated his attention on writing (fiction and non-fiction) and to the production of eBooks where he shares his knowledge at an affordable cost.

His website introduces visitors to Numerology, Tarot and Palmistry and of course his fascination for Solar Astrology.

In this lecture Glennys explores astrological images that point to a deeper understanding of the strengths that are inherent within the client and how they might employ these.Glennys concentrates on themes that are embedded in houses such as resources in the 2nd house, the deeply engrained patterns of the 4th, habits in the 6th, the worldviews and beliefs of the 9th and the social support mechanisms of the 11th.

The goal of the lecture is to assist astrologers in reading the horoscope to support their clients in gaining confidence and strength in themselves.

Glennys LawtonGlennys Lawton has been an integral figure in the development of humanistic astrology in Melbourne, having taught person-centred astrology in an ongoing structured format for the past 30 years, first with the College of Humanistic Astrology and then with Astro*Synthesis.

Glennys is an Accredited Astrology Teacher with the Federation of Australian Astrologers and holds the Southern Cross State award from this organisation. She is the Past President of the Association for Professional Astrologers and has also been honoured as its first Life Member.As well as her astrological qualifications, Glennys is a Clinical Member of the Australian Association of Family Therapists (AAFT). She has been involved in lecturing to international astrological and Family Therapy conferences in Australia, Europe, New Zealand and North America as well as presenting workshops to the CPA in London, England and to SFER in Zurich, Switzerland. For these 30 years Glennys has had an active and vital astrological consulting practice at the Abbotsford Convent.

In this new seminar, Frank Clifford examines a number of so-called ‘difficult’ planetary combinations that many students and astrologers seem to dread.He considers their astrological meanings and principles, and draws on the horoscopes and life stories of clients and notable people to see how these combinations have been used productively and successfully.

Frank CliffordFrank Clifford is an astrologer, palmist and writer who has run the London School of Astrology since 2004.

He writes for The Mountain Astrologer (‘Horoscope Detective’) and recently acted as Guest Editor of their June 2013 issue.Frank’s dozen books have been published in eight languages and include Palmistry 4 Today, Solar Arc Directions and his textbook Getting to the Heart of Your Chart. A data collector, researcher and consultant, Frank compiled The Clifford Data Compendium for Solar Fire.

In September 2012, he was awarded the UK’s Charles Harvey Award for Exceptional Service to Astrology.

In this new talk, Frank looks at how Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto play specific roles in modern life in the areas of religion and faith, humour, entertainment, politics and crime.The more charts we read, the more we see that astrology reveals the qualities and the passions that lie beneath a person’s actual work and lifestyle; their character (and chart) emerges in whichever professional avenues they pursue. Expect lots of interesting charts and anecdotes, and new perspectives and astrological insights.

Frank CliffordFrank Clifford is an astrologer, palmist and writer who has run the London School of Astrology since 2004.

He writes for The Mountain Astrologer (‘Horoscope Detective’) and recently acted as Guest Editor of their June 2013 issue.Frank’s dozen books have been published in eight languages and include Palmistry 4 Today, Solar Arc Directions and his textbook Getting to the Heart of Your Chart. A data collector, researcher and consultant, Frank compiled The Clifford Data Compendium for Solar Fire.

In September 2012, he was awarded the UK’s Charles Harvey Award for Exceptional Service to Astrology.

This lecture explores Neptunian sensitivity and looks at ways to work constructively with this energy both for our clients and for ourselves.Neptunian sensitivity can manifest as intuitive and creative gifts, compassion and awareness of others’ needs, as well as anxiety, co-dependency, escapism and a multitude of stress related physical symptoms including fatigue, digestive problems, allergies and auto-immune disorders.

Christine RothwellChristine Rothwell is a Professional Member of the Federation of Australian Astrologers [P.M.F.A.A.], an Accredited Astrology Teacher [AAT] and is currently an examiner on the FAA National Examination Board.

Christine has been working as a full time professional astrologer and teacher of astrology since 1990. She currently teaches a four year astrology course and prepares students to sit the FAA examinations.Christine’s work is influenced by an interest in mythology and archetypal psychology, as well as training in counselling, psychotherapy and family therapy.

Discover your Pathway of Illumination. Where in the world do you shine?This lecture explores eclipse paths, the ultimate pathway of illumination.

Each one of us belongs to an eclipse group. Hermetic astrologers in ancient times believed eclipses showed how an incarnating soul was connected to the earth plane. The shadow of the prenatal or postnatal eclipse was considered a karmic beacon to be used to navigate through life. In particular, people and experiences we encounter during our lifetime relate to our eclipse paths around the globe.

Olga MoralesOlga Morales is a professional Astrologer, Author, Educator and Gann Trader.

She has a BA in Psychology, a professional certificate from the Australian Academy of Astrology and Cosmobiology and an advanced certificate in Cosmobiology from the Regulus Ebertin School of Astrology. In 2005, Olga began teaching financial astrology (specifically related to the work of W.D. Gann) to traders, and her website was launched offering on-line courses. Her specialities are Cosmobiology and Financial Astrology.

This talk is divided into 3 parts

  1. The current Chinese astrological cycles: insights revealed by the I Ching for successfully navigating and negotiating the path ahead
  2. Saturn and current Feng Shui implications: examines Feng Shui and building implications of the transit of Saturn through Libra, and the upcoming transit through Scorpio.
  3. The Chinese Astrology of Obama and Romney: the charts of Obama and Romney are briefly examined in relation to their election prospects and the prospects of the country in the next few years.

Vic KetisVic Ketis is the founder and principal of the Australian Academy of Feng Shui, Chinese Astrology and I Ching, which presents courses and programs for practitioner training and general interest.

His other interests include the integration of Feng Shui with the principles of Sacred Geometry, and the synthesis of Chinese and Western Planetary astrology.He also teaches courses in The Philosophy and Divination of the I Ching and the Tarot.

In this talk, Peter will explain the meaning of planetary hours, how they are used and how to calculate them quickly without a computer.Planetary hours go to the heart of astrology in our understanding of the unique quality of time. The most fundamental assumption of astrology, so rarely stated, is that the quality of time varies from moment to moment. While the use of clocks in modern society might lead us to assume that time is a stream of uniform moments of equal quality, ancient astrology points to a different conclusion.

Peter will also explain some applications of the planetary hours in horary and natal astrology.

Peter BurnsPeter Burns took up astrology in the late 1980’s and gained his Astrology Diploma (FAA) in 1997, and now runs correspondence courses in Horary Astrology, Palmistry and Astro-Palmistry.

He served as president of the Victorian Astrologers Association (VAA) 2006-2008, and has been the editor of the FAA Journal since 2000.Peter is dedicated to integrating the wisdom gained from modern astrology with traditional astrology and establishing a bridge of open-mindedness between the two points of view.

In this talk Ray will not only consider the impact of the Uranus-Pluto square but also the ‘fatedness’ attached to the prevailing conditions.Ray examines both the current and forthcoming conditions against the discovery charts of the outer planets and Chiron (ie, those bodies which fall beyond Saturn and therefore outside our ‘direct control’). He also demonstrates and explains the rationale behind several of the predictive techniques he uses. Ray also reviews the charts of a number of the countries, institutions and issues ‘in the news’ (eg, Greece and the EEC, Carbon Tax) in an attempt to determine the pathway forward.

Ray FactorRay Factor has been involved in astrology for nearly 30 years.

He teaches 2-year courses and more advanced level classes (including FAA examination preparation) at the Melbourne School of Astrology.In addition to maintaining a private consulting practice, Ray also devotes considerable time to research where he focuses on Mundane Astrology and the symbolism behind current major world issues, the verification of birth times (principally based on the NADI system) and the investigation of life’s ‘fated’ events (via Primary Directions).

Janet’s talk today “Astrology and Cosmobiology” is a reflection on some of the astrological techniques she has found useful, and not so useful.She illustrates various astrological techniques, including the house system and Cosmobiology, and compares the 45 degree transit graph, the 90 degree dial and planets in relation to the Midheaven and the Ascendant. She employs a more holistic approach of planetary syndrome and midpoint synthesis rather than interpreting each aspect in isolation from each other.

Janet SansoniJanet Sansoni has studied Astrology and Cosmobiology for over forty years. As she is the daughter of Doris Greaves she started young!

In her twenties she was President of the Victorian Branch of the FAA, a member of the National FAA committee and a Director of the Regulus-Ebertin Cosmobiology Study Group. At the same time she also taught astrology classes for many years. She has lectured at international and local astrology conferences.

In this talk Sara explores how the ability to work with divination or magic shows up astrologically.She shares the outcomes of her research of living and historical individuals involved in oracular practice, magic, healing and astrology.

Specifically, Sara includes the many asteroids that are associated with healing, oracular practice and magic.

Her findings are validated against a control group of scientists, rationalists, astronomers and anti-astrologers who reject the validity of working with spirit, or any methodology which lacks material cause-and-effect validation.

Sara GilbertSara Gilbert works full-time as a professional astrologer, palmist and tarot consultant.

She teaches numerology, tarot and palmistry as well as running a 3 year astrology course focused on the FAA syllabus.Sara is a member of the APA and holds the Practitioners Diploma in Astrology from the FAA. She has a special interest in Evolutionary Astrology and holds Level 1 Apprentice status with Steven Forrest in this field, which focuses on the Moon’s Nodes and Past Lives. She is also a Professional Member of the Tarot Guild of Australia and has studied the Kabbalah Tree of Life with Evelynne Joffe for the past 4 years.

Contact details:
Website: www.lifespiritconnections.com.au
Email: sara@lifespiritconnections.com.au
Ph: 0412 235 935

In this talk Nikki explores the Venus occultation – when Venus traverses the face of the Sun – and the potential significance it holds.We recently witnessed this rare event in June 2004 (the previous one was in 1882) and, because they occur in pairs 8 years apart, the second one occurs in Melbourne 6th June 2012. Nikki will explore the Occultation in depth: from its revealing astronomy, beautiful geometry and fascinating mythology to its astrological significance.

Nikki WorthNikki Worth learned astrology from her mother, so astrology was in her life early on.

After many years in private study and practice, she went on to formal study and received a Diploma in Applied Astrology in 2007. Today’s talk comes directly from her final year thesis. Nikki teaches astrology, sees clients privately and has been on the VAA Committee since 2008, currently as Web Administrator and Horizons Editor.

Contact details:
Website: www.astrosense.net
Email: info@astrosense.net
Ph: 0402 140 525

In this talk we will learn simple, clear, practical and useful ancient techniques that every modern, beginner or advanced astrologer should know. An audio visual model will be used to provide to the modern astrologer the basics on how to integrate these simple ancient techniques to expand the deepness and insights of his/her astrological knowledge and professional skills.

A highly visual and didactic presentation is used to explain the advantages of the use of these techniques into the everyday astrological interpretation.

Topics include: planetary sect, whole sign house system, reception with lots of interactions between the brain’s hemispheres. This lecture looks for the clues using basic horary techniques and astrological powers of deduction to answer a variety of questions.

Alex Diaz QuirozAlex Diaz Quiroz started studying astrology from the age of 17 and has 13 years of experience in astrological consultations.

He studied astrology in Mexico, US, Spain, and in the United Kingdom in some of the most serious schools of the world (FAS, CPA, London School of Astrology, NCGR and others). He has a Masters and PhD in Jungian Psychotherapy (IMP Mexico). He practices a blend between ancient and modern astrology. His main professional work consists of personal astrological consultations and counseling.

Contact details:
Website: www.facebook.com/polluxycastor
Email: polluxycastor@yahoo.com

Horary astrology is a collection of rules that provide the answer to a question.A horary chart can also provide clues into the characters, background and possible outcome of the events surrounding the question, and it can reveal the unconscious motivation behind the query.

This lecture looks for the clues using basic horary techniques and astrological powers of deduction to answer a variety of questions.

Eve DembowskiEve Dembowski has a Diploma of Applied Astrology from Astro*Synthesis, the FAA Practitioner’s Diploma and a Certificate in Medieval Astrology. She continues with her own study and research, with an emphasis on classical, medical and horary astrology.

Eve continues to combine the insights of astrology with the healing support of flower essences in her private practice. Much of her astrological understanding comes from direct application in raising four children. She lectures, is a published author, sees private clients, runs classical astrology classes and writes a blog.

Murder essentially occurs when a person intends to cause the death of another.Criminal profiling has long been accepted as a way of identifying the killer but astrological profiling can give the same results and so much more.In this lecture Glorija looks at the WHY, WHAT, WHEN and HOW of several high profile murder cases that made headlines and try to unravel the mystery of who-done-it. Astrology can also tell us the fate and perhaps the sacred contracts that can be found in the DNA of the chart.

Glorija LawrenceGlorija Lawrence started her training in astrology under the watchful eye of Doris Greaves, who was affiliated with the Cosmobiology Academy Aalen West Germany and authorised by Reinhold Ebertin, to teach his methods in Australia.

Glorija earned her Diploma in Cosmobiology (Hons) in 1989. She has lectured in countries throughout the world and has many articles published in magazines, journals and newsletter’s in countries like Australia, New Zealand and the United States

The natal horoscope is derived from the fixed date and time of birth, which never changes. However, the other detail, the place of birth, can be altered through emigration and relocation. So how might this adjustment change the way we view our natal chart?This lecture explores the astrological techniques that relocate a horoscope and the information that can be gleaned from them. It also touches on techniques like astro*carto*graphy maps which depict lines throughout the world.

Brian ClarkBrian Clark is the co-founder of the Chiron Center, now located at WellBeing at the Convent, a wing of the Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne.

He has written numerous articles on psychology, mythology and astrology, is a contributing author to Intimate Relationships (Llewellyn: 1991), the author of The Sibling Constellation (Penguin: 1999) Celestial Tarot (U.S. Games, Inc. 2007), Ancient Feminine Wisdom (oracle cards U.S. Games Inc. 2008) as well as a series of astrological publications designed for students at Astro*Synthesis.His books have been translated into Japanese and French and articles have been translated into Italian, German, French, Spanish and Dutch. As well he is the author of Kindred Spirits and Vocation and co-author of Goddess, report writers distributed by Esoteric Technologies.

Juno was originally touted as a symbol of marriage and partnership but she is about something much more fundamental than who does what in the relating game.In this talk, Roderick looks at the deeper implications of what ‘goddess energy’ means, what shakti is, and what it means to look at the feminine principle as involved with power.

If you want to know where your personal power is, what some of your deepest talents are – though possibly unclaimed and unexpressed, or only partially manifested – then you need to engage with and make friends with Juno.

Roderick KidstonRoderick Kidston was an early fan of adding asteroids to the astrologer’s repertoire, and now finds it impossible to read a horoscope fully without the so-called ‘minor planets’.

The study of harmonics has also been a passion, and he is interested in a more integral approach to astrology that links with developments in depth and transpersonal psychology, metaphysics and the new physics. This includes the new insights offered by the spiral dynamics theory of the evolution of consciousness.Roderick has published on astrology in several places over the years, taught it, given talks and workshops in several cities, and he has spoken at several conferences since 2003. He will speak again at the FAA Conference in Melbourne in 2012, this time on Ceres, and on the two other goddesses of the agricultural cycle, Flora and Pomona.

In this lecture, Kelly Surtees explores combining transits and secondary progressions for comprehensive, precise predictions. Used together, progressions and transits enhance, inform and modify each other, adding clarity and precision to forecasts.She also takes a fresh look at some basic predictive processes to help you refine and organise your approach to forecasting.

Kelly SurteesKelly Surtees holds the FAA Practitioner’s Diploma and regularly lectures at international conferences (eg. UAC in May 2012).

Traditionally focused, her specialty areas include predictive cycles and combining forecasting techniques. A past committee member of the NSW FAA, her written work has appeared in many publications, including The Mountain Astrologer and WellBeing. Kelly travels regularly between her dual home countries of Australia and Canada, teaching and consulting in both. Kelly also hold qualifications in counselling and life coaching.

In this lecture, Olga Morales explores the Part of Fortune, the most ancient Arabic Part.Astrologers have used Pars Fortuna for winning lotteries, betting on horse races and for successful timing for enterprises. And on a personal level, Pars Fortuna is not static; it evolves as the natal chart progresses – ultimately providing progressive gifts of potential fortune and happiness.

Olga MoralesOlga Morales gained her professional certificate in 1993 at the Australian Academy of Astrology and Cosmobiology, and in 2003 she completed an advanced course at the Regulus Ebertin School of Astrology — founded by Doris Greaves.

Olga has been teaching astrology since 1999, and specifically to Gann Traders since 2005. She launched her website to offer independent online study courses on Gann Astro-Trading techniques. Her articles have been published in both Australia and the USA.

In this lecture, Glennys Lawton explores the deeper meaning of the ascendant and its ongoing commitment to our wellbeing.In much of our astrological literature, information about the ascendant leaves us with a sense of mystery. There is often no clear reference available to make the fundamental meaning of the ascendant more coherent. Our traditional understanding of the ascendant, while pointed in the right direction, has been very limited and usually takes the form of interpretation along the lines of a mask, persona, a defence mechanism etc. These are all very relevant but perhaps lacking the sense of honour and respect that the ascendant deserves.

Glennys LawtonGlennys Lawton has been an integral figure in the development of humanistic astrology in Melbourne, having taught person-centred astrology in an ongoing structured format for the past 30 years, first with the College of Humanistic Astrology and then with Astro*Synthesis.

Glennys is an Accredited Astrology Teacher with the Federation of Australian Astrologers and holds the Southern Cross State award from this organisation. She is the Past President of the Association for Professional Astrologers and has also been honoured as its first Life Member.As well as her astrological qualifications, Glennys is a Clinical Member of the Australian Association of Family Therapists (AAFT). She has been involved in lecturing to international astrological and Family Therapy conferences in Australia, Europe, New Zealand and North America as well as presenting workshops to the CPA in London, England and to SFER in Zurich, Switzerland. For these 30 years Glennys has had an active and vital astrological consulting practice at the Abbotsford Convent.

In this lecture, Michele Finey examines three planetary synods: the Venus-Sun cycle, the Mars-Sun cycle and the mysterious and beautiful Venus-Mars cosmic dance. As it unfolds over thousands of years, the Venus-Mars synod opens up a whole new dimension of astrological study and a completely fresh perspective on relationships. Over thousands of years, the Venus-Mars ‘Saros’, as Michele calls it, impacts upon society as a whole throughout the ages and has other wide ranging implications. The celestial mechanics of the Venus-Mars cycle also removes any doubt about exactly which conjunction marks the beginning of Venus’ solar cycle.

Michele FineyMichele Finey began studying astrology in 1980.

With a passion for research, Michele’s feature articles have appeared in numerous publications including The Mountain Astrologer, Dell Horoscope and Wellbeing Astrology Annual to name a few. The second edition of her book, Secrets of the Zodiac has recently been released in the US and Canada and will soon to be translated into Chinese for release in mainland China. She is also the author of Solar Fire’s Health and Wellbeing Report. Michele has been a practising astrologer and hypnotherapist for over twenty years and is currently writing her next book about the cycle of Venus and Mars.

In this lecture, Eve Dembowski explores the basic principles that help to make astrological readings more focused and geared to the client’s needs. Setting a chart for the time of the scheduled appointment, and using basic horary techniques, is a simple way to reveal the reason for the astrological consultation.

Eve DembowskiEve Dembowski has a Diploma of Applied Astrology from Astro*Synthesis, the FAA Practitioner’s Diploma and a Certificate in Medieval Astrology. She continues with her own study and research, with an emphasis on classical, medical and horary astrology.

Eve continues to combine the insights of astrology with the healing support of flower essences in her private practice. Much of her astrological understanding comes from direct application in raising four children. She lectures, is a published author, sees private clients, runs classical astrology classes and writes a blog.

In this lecture, Peter Burns will describe some of the important techniques used by the Ancients to interpret relationships.

Peter BurnsPeter Burns has studied contemporary and ancient astrology and lectured at the WA, NSW and Victorian Associations, FAA International Astrology Conferences and recently in the USA.

He was FAA vice president and VAA president 2006-2008. He has been national FAA Journal editor since 2000. Peter Burns now runs online distance education correspondence courses in Astrology Foundation Studies, Horary Astrology and Palmistry through his school Ambrosia Academy of Astrology.

In this lecture, Thomas will share what he has to say about Saturn in Libra, Relationships and Soul Mates.

Thomas MuldoonSince he began his practise in the early 70’s Thomas Muldoon has helped many people achieve their goals using Numerology, Tarot and Astrology as tools for transformation, self awareness, development and self- discovery.

He continues to share his passion via the World Wide Web. Thomas has written numerous articles, is the author of four books, and has made many personal appearances for corporate and charity organisations.

Understanding Chiron in the chart:

  1. An introduction to the chart of the ancients, which only included the planets out to Saturn
  2. Zane brings in Uranus, Neptune and Pluto
  3. Chiron is placed in the chart and Zane shows how he pulls everything together

Zane B Stein is considered the leading authority on Chiron. His groundbreaking book, “Essence and Application: A View From Chiron” revolutionized modern astrology, and is still the most widely read text on the subject.

Zane SteinZane Stein has been studying Chiron since its discovery in 1977 when he contacted Dr Brian Marsden, then-head of the Minor Planet Centre at the Smithsonian astrophysical Observatory, who provided him with an ephemeris of this new body. He formed The Association for Studying Chiron which published and distributed Chiron information and research worldwide. In 1983 Zane published the first Chiron reference, “Interpreting Chiron” which he included two years later in his book, Essence and Application:A View From Chiron.

Zane has lectured widely and is published author of books and articles and is known as the world’s leading astrological authority on Chiron. For his work in this field, he received the Canopus Award For Excellence in 1998.

You’ve all heard of Chiron but did you know he is the leader of a herd of Centaurs including the villainous Nessus? Or that Chiron has a wife named Chariklo? In this lecture, Zane takes the group on a journey to meet these often primitive and unrestrained new bodies and shows how they help us to better understand what goes on deep within our unconscious minds.

Zane SteinZane Stein has been studying Chiron since its discovery in 1977 when he contacted Dr Brian Marsden, then-head of the Minor Planet Centre at the Smithsonian astrophysical Observatory, who provided him with an ephemeris of this new body. He formed The Association for Studying Chiron which published and distributed Chiron information and research worldwide. In 1983 Zane published the first Chiron reference, “Interpreting Chiron” which he included two years later in his book, Essence and Application:A View From Chiron.

Zane has lectured widely and is published author of books and articles and is known as the world’s leading astrological authority on Chiron. For his work in this field, he received the Canopus Award For Excellence in 1998.

Panel Members: Peter Burns, Alison Feiner, Julie McBeth, Olga Morales, Vic Ketis

In this lecture, points for discussion include:

* The use of astrology to make better investing and trading decisions
* What to look for when buying and selling stocks based on astrological positions
* The significators in an individual’s natal chart for making money on the stock market.

In this lecture, Juls Rollnik looks at planets that are in rulership, exaltation, detriment and fall and discusses why some planets are operating more effectively than others. In the second half, Juls looks at reception between planets and how this adds power to a planet’s functionality.

Juls Rollnik has been involved with tarot and astrology for the best part of 12 years. Juls first studied modern astrology then medieval astrology and later undertook a Diploma in Medieval Astrology at Astro Logos.

Juls RollnikJuls’ client base is Australia wide from Melbourne, and Sydney to Perth and internationally in London, Los Angeles and Chicago. Juls periodically travels to Los Angeles where she combines work with catching up with her internationally renowned psychic sister Lyn.

In this lecture, Roderick Kidston explores the combined influence of the asteroids Iris and Flora in the horoscope. Flora aids the growth and, at best, the perfection of anything, and Iris brings light wherever she goes. The flow of the evolution of consciousness and the cyclic processes of increasing the growth and perfection of human understanding: these great gifts are amongst the highest offerings of these two goddesses, and of their sublimely beautiful planetary numina (or archetypes). The Iris-Flora synergy is a vehicle for some of the greatest gifts that lie in any horoscope, waiting for the right moment to unfurl their sweet petals of revelation and shine their light of illumination.

Together they create the potential for a huge lift in culture and in the individual. Some of the most important spiritual exemplars and great thinkers in world history have been born with close Iris-Flora aspects. The conjunctions are especially important in this regard, yielding a group as diverse as Joan of Arc, Isaac Newton and the timing of the publication of his seminal studies of the nature of light, a grab bag of top 20th Century scientists, Martin Luther King, and Sri Aurobindo.

Roderick KidstonRoderick Kidston is the author of Iris, The Rainbow Messenger

Roderick Kidston began learning astrology in 1974 at the age of thirteen from his self-taught mother. An early fan of adding asteroids to the astrologer’s repertoire, he now considers it difficult to read a horoscope without the ‘minor planets’. The study of harmonics has also been a passion, and for the last decade he has investigated how harmonics may explain both material evolutionary potential and the inner drives of mind and soul.

Roderick is interested in a more ‘integral’ approach to astrology that links with developments in depth psychology and metaphysics, including the new insights offered by the spiral dynamics theory of consciousness.

In this lecture, Tess Cullen explores the core drives of the personality using techniques that help synthesize the story of the primary motivations in a chart.

Tess Cullen has taught Astrology for the past sixteen years and is an APA member (Association of Professional Astrologers) with a practice in Byron Bay, Northern NSW. Tess combines mythology and psychology with the study of ancient astrological techniques and is particularly interested in the interweaving of spiritual wisdom into our everyday lives.

With a background in the performing and creative arts, Tess encourages interactive processes and inspires all with a joy of learning. She has become well known around the Australian speaking circuit, including numerous FAA Conferences, presenting some fascinating astrological insights into the use of Asteroids and the Goddess Mythologies. View Tess’ website at www.tesscullen.com

Astrological Presentations
Colin McIntyre focuses on simple, practical methods in which astrologers can present talks, lectures and related activities to peers and the general public. A strongly visual presentation combining audience participation.

The Part of Fortune
In this lecture you will hear about the origins of the Arabic Parts and specifically the Part of Fortune. Valeria Metter explains how to correctly calculate the POF and the Part of Spirit for diurnal and nocturnal charts. She then discusses, through examples, if the Part of Fortune is a significator of the native’s fortune.

Colin McIntyreFor the last 12 years Colin McIntyre has been working directly with people to improve their ability to present information in a coherent, persuasive and succinct manner.

Currently, he is working with new small businesses. By assisting these businesses to focus their marketing efforts (price, place, position) in a way that their potential clientele will sit up and take notice, the correlation between promotional effort on behalf of the business, and real interest on behalf the clientele, becomes very high.

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Valeria MetterUntil 1980, Valeria Metter lived in the country with a totalitarian regime, where there was no possibility to even familiarise herself with astrology.

She had a degree in Mechanical Engineering and worked in Mechanical Design. She emigrated to Australia in 1980.

Valeria started studying Astrology in 1982 after walking into a newsagency and picking up a popular yearly astrological book on her Sun sign. Since then, astrology became her major interest. Subsequently she took astrology courses with Nareme Collins and Pamela Rowe and was reading practically only astrological literature. She finished the Certificate course and later enrolled for the Diploma course with the Faculty of Astrological Studies in London, United Kingdom, and received her FAS diploma in 2003.

Her natal astrological consultancy has been running since 1996. Valeria specialises in personality analysis, relationships and vocations. Although she is a modern astrologer, she believes in combining traditional methods with the modern approach.

Valeria has conducted astrology lectures within the Russian community in Melbourne. She is a member of Association of Professional Astrologers (Australasia).

In this lecture Julija explores Neptune’s movement into Pisces. She looks back historically at previous Neptune in Pisces transits, examines the work of Dr Bruce Lipton, the upcoming galactic alignment of 2012, the Venus occultation, intention experiments and remote viewing exercises. A comprehensive and information packed afternoon.

Julija SimasJupiter ruled and Neptunian led, always intrigued by the mysteries of life, magic and alchemy, Julija Simas started a serious study with astrology, when Mercury went Rx by progression in her 5th bouse and trined Pluto in the 10th, a passion for astrology was born and still continues.

Completing a Diploma with Astrosynthesis in 2005, Julija founded the Cosmic Intelligence Agency, as an attempt to make astrology part of conscious global evolution. The C*I*A is a growing network of agents devoted to spreading the word and contributing though articles and ideas. Julija has experience in dream work, tarot and astrology, and writes regularly for the C*I*A website.

With graphics, art direction and animation skills, Julija is now branching out into the world of filmmaking with C*I*A colleague Nick Owens, as a way of melding all of these interests and talents together and producing stories that reach non-astrological audiences through the world of film.

Panel Members
Nikki Worth, Glorija Lawrence, Julie McBeth, Eve Dembowski, Vic Ketis

Details to come

In the lead-up to December 2012, Michelle reflects on themes of collective and personal soul encodings through the symbolism of the Cross.In December 2012, the precessed Solstice Axis aligns with the meeting point of the Mayans’ Sacred Cross, the Galactic Centre. Does this symbolise a collective soul crossroads? On an individual level, each natal chart is constructed around the Cross of Matter. Michel Gauquelin’s indisputable findings on the Cross of Matter show hereditary patterns as well as predispositions towards excellence. Michelle explores how each person’s ASC-DSC-IC-MC Cross might indicate not only their personal soul project and its effect on the collective, but also the positive and negative parameters found through hereditary patterns.

Michelle ProctorMichelle Proctor has a Diploma through Astro*Synthesis and has been consulting since 2001.

She is a member of the APA and the Australian Holistic Healers & Counsellors Association (AHHCA). She combines astrology with energy healing and tarot, and takes a soul-centred approach in consultations and classes. Previously Michelle worked as an editor and tertiary lecturer. She takes an interest in publishing astrology articles, including her free forecasts available at www.radiantliving.com.au

Solar returns are one of the oldest of predictive techniques and can be applied to almost anything: marriage, business, mundane and of course natal.

The way solar returns are used today differs from the traditional way of looking at these charts. This lecture explores different
ways of using the solar return and in particular the method of combining profections with the return chart to give us more detail and precise information. Many chart examples are used to illustrate this.

Eve DembowskiEve Dembowski trained as a musician and flower essence therapist. She gained a diploma of applied astrology from Astro-synthesis, a certificate in medieval astrology and continues with her own study and research,
with an emphasis on classical (pre 1700) astrology. Much of her astrological understanding comes from direct application in raising four children.

Eve lectures, writes, sees private clients, runs classical astrology classes and can be contacted on 0401 847 412 or by email strangio@netspace.net.au