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Fundamentals & Essentials of Astrology [clear filter]
Friday, May 25
 

9:00am

Night and Day
Light plays a huge role in chart delineation. The Hellenistic traditions made the matter a central part of their work with their focus on Sect, but for all of us unfamiliar with ancient concepts, the matter of light provides a unique understanding of behaviors when ruled by the Moon or the Sun.

Speakers
avatar for Monica Hable Dimino

Monica Hable Dimino

Monica Hable Dimino is a professional astrologer based in Boston since 1988, after spending 30 years abroad in Venezuela. She is a registered nurse with graduate studies in education at NYU, who also taught at the Bellevue School of Nursing. She is a certified Gestalt therapist. She... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Grace Room

11:00am

How to Work with the Moon
The Moon is exceptionally important in Electional astrology: how it is placed by sign, house and aspect (as well as some ‘sensitive’ degrees) will have a significant bearing on the outcome of the undertaking. This program will provide some guidelines from experiences and observations of more than 40 years of astrological practice, plus include some advice from mentors of yet a previous generation of astrologers!

Speakers
avatar for Christine Arens

Christine Arens

Christine Arens is certified as both a Professional and Teaching astrologer through AFA, and as an NCGR-PAA Level-III. After serving 21 years as President of Chicago’s Friends of Astrology, she was named President Emeritus. She is currently a Board member of AFA and Kepler, as well... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Miami Room

2:30pm

Astrology, Alchemy, Magic and the Four Elements
The original Hermetic paradigm consisted of three deeply inter-related sister arts, which are meant to be understood and practiced together. By reviewing some history and fundamental classical concepts such as qualities and temperament, we can understand an archetypal process and cycle of transformation illustrated in the ancient mandala known as the "square of opposites." Together these provide potent tools with which to arm our students and clients in their quests to manifest their spiritual potentials.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Caton

Gary Caton

Gary P Caton is an eclectic astrologer, successfully combining elements of traditional/visual techniques, classical horoscopy and modern astrology over the last 23 years. A true veteran speaker, Gary tours the circuit, presenting for 41 different organizations in 21 states, 4 countries... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Lincolnshire

4:30pm

The Secrets of the 8th House
The 8th house is quite infamous among astrologers. Throughout the centuries it has been considered a house of loss, fear and even death. In the 20th century, humanistic astrologers assigned big money, sex and hidden, sinful pleasures to this house. However, is it really as black as it’s often painted? I shall investigate its old and new meanings and look at examples of how they have changed over the past few centuries.

Speakers
avatar for Izabela Podlaska-Konkel

Izabela Podlaska-Konkel

Co-owner, Albireo s.c.
Izabela Podlaska-Konkel has been an astrologer since 1998, co-founder and teacher in Warsaw School of Astrology. Runs one of the biggest and most popular polish astrology websites Astroportal.pl. Her articles on astrology are published in nationwide press on regular basis. Her books... Read More →



Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Houston Room
 
Saturday, May 26
 

9:00am

Mars Our Warrior; Mars Our Destroyer
The sign, placement and aspects to Mars in our charts generally describes what we absorbed from our fathers in how to defend and protect ourselves. For Carl Jung it represented the principle of Individuation. Until we develop a conscious relationship with our Mars, we are helpless against our own reactions and victims of our own aggression while putting the blame on others. We shall look at how to empower Mars in the deepest sense.

Speakers
avatar for Darby Costello

Darby Costello

Darby studied astrology in Boston; spent 12 years in Africa, moving to London in 1983. She was head-tutor for the Centre for Psychological Astrology for 25 years; is a teacher for the Faculty of Astrological Studies and visiting tutor for the London School of Astrology, and she has... Read More →



Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Indiana/Iowa Room

11:00am

The Signs of the Zodiac
We will discuss the signs from a variety of perspectives. We will look at the ancient meanings, the modern meanings, the mythology of different cultures, and what I have learned from clients over my 40 years of practice. We will have fun by creating new images for the signs to add to the traditional ones.

Speakers
avatar for Arlan Wise

Arlan Wise

Arlan Wise has worked as a professional consulting astrologer since 1978. She has been on the Board of Directors of OPA since 1994, serving two terms as president. She is currently OPA’s Director of Publications and an editor of OPA’s journal, The Career Astrologer. Arlan was... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Kansas City Room

2:30pm

Activated Configurations & Aspect Networks Show Major Life Themes
The Jones 7 and Jansky 3 planetary configurations provide a narrow interpretive path, but several planets at the same degree form irregular patterns with interpretive value as well. Some argue to include the nodes and angles! Any configuration describes a life theme and becomes greatly important when the Lights or Ascendant ruler is activated; less so if Mercury, Venus or Mars are the fastest moving planets; and less personal if only outer planets configure.

Speakers
avatar for Carol Tebbs

Carol Tebbs

Vice-President & Instructor, Kepler College
C. A. P. certified, Carol Tebbs has served the astrology community since 1971 as: UAC Co-Founder, Board Chair and Director, UAC’ 95 Coordinator, 3 terms ISAR President, 10 terms ISAR Board member and currently an ISAR Advisor. Carol was Kepler College President 2003-2006 and currently... Read More →



Saturday May 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Grace Room

4:30pm

Pluto Around and Through
This lecture delves into Pluto’s realm to orient and deepen our ability to interpret this magnificent archetype both natally and predictively. Using image, music, and didactic modes, we explore Pluto’s themes, motifs, archetypes, gifts through Jung and other psychoanalytic approaches, attachment theory, spiritual, alchemical, and practical levels of manifestation.

Speakers
avatar for Claudia Bader

Claudia Bader

A psycho-spiritual experiential astrologer who loves research and prediction, Claudia has pioneered the interface between psychoanalysis, astrology, alchemy, art, and mandalas since 1973. Using multimedia, she has taught this mix in Asia, Europe, Canada, and the US Creator and facilitator... Read More →



Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Indiana/Iowa Room
 
Sunday, May 27
 

9:00am

The Lunar Nodal Axis
Just as the Zodiac is an invisible belt following the Sun's annual path, the Moon's nodes are also abstract points in space formed by the passage of any planet above or below the ecliptic. We know these points are related to eclipses, but tracking these nodes is a richly rewarding subject as it provides us with the tools for predictive work and a deeper understanding of what we might term "destinies" in any horoscope studied.

Speakers
avatar for Monica Hable Dimino

Monica Hable Dimino

Monica Hable Dimino is a professional astrologer based in Boston since 1988, after spending 30 years abroad in Venezuela. She is a registered nurse with graduate studies in education at NYU, who also taught at the Bellevue School of Nursing. She is a certified Gestalt therapist. She... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Grace Room

11:00am

Mars - The Path to Actualizing Our Personal Power
What is the source of our personal will & power? How do we manifest Mars in our chart and life? In this lecture Laura will explore how we humans generally misuse this energy - more times than not, feeling helpless & dis-empowered. Laura will explore Mars through the 12 signs of the zodiac, looking at the most effective way for each Mars placement to actualize its personal power.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Nalbandian

Laura Nalbandian

UAC Coordinator
Laura is a second-generation astrologer, and the owner/coordinator of NORWAC, established in 1984 by her mother Maggie. Laura has a love of teaching and lectures at conferences around the world. Her focus is using the Pluto method of Evolutionary Astrology, and as one of Jeffrey Green’s... Read More →



Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Michigan/MI State

2:30pm

Twelve Co-creative Lessons and Spiritual Insights I Learned from the Twelve Zodiac Signs
The ability to attract and manifest what you want in your life through an open heart and a co-creative partnership with a higher force is the new reality frontier. You can create the life you want, but you need more than an affirmation. You need to access and develop the attracting and manifesting muscle innate to an open heart. The process on development is founded on spiritual principles which relate directly to a reinterpretation of each zodiac sign. There are twelve steps to opening the heart more fully to increase attractive ability that relate to the twelve zodiac signs. Your understanding of each old thought paired with a new co-creative thought transformation can then be applied to your natal chart to give you clues as to your co-creative process, your strengths, and your weaknesses. View the handouts and see if you can guess which zodiac sign relates to which old thought in need of transformation. The corresponding twelve co-creative thoughts and their application to a natal chart will be presented at the lecture.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Shea

Mary Shea

owner, Twin Stars unlimited
Mary Shea,, (AKA Mary Juno), M.A. Counseling Psychology, is an internationally acclaimed author, lecturer, and counselor. A life-long student of astrology and mysticism, Mary integrates spiritual principles with astrological and psychological concepts to foster personal growth, give... Read More →



Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Belmont Room

4:30pm

Venus - Planet of Love and Money
Find out all about Venus, the most charming and intriguing of the planets. How does the Goddess of Love unfold her power in the signs and houses? What happens if she touches other planets by aspect? Why is she also the planet of money? What's her shadow side? And what happens when she turns retrograde to perform her magic pentagram in the skies? Fun and excitement are guaranteed in this lecture by Antonia Langsdorf!

Speakers
avatar for Antonia Langsdorf

Antonia Langsdorf

Owner, Antonia Langsdorf
Antonia Langsdorf is one of Europe’s most well-known astrologers. She is also a journalist, lecturer, and author from Cologne, Germany. Since 2002, she has served as International Vice President (Germany) for ISAR. Since 2016 she runs her own Youtube Channel “Antonias Sterne... Read More →



Sunday May 27, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Sheffield Room
 
Monday, May 28
 

9:00am

Will the Real Neptune Please Stand Up?
As a Neptunian, are you fated to suffer from confusion and delusion? Is that all there is to Neptune? What about artistic abilities, special sensitivities, and psychic and spiritual gifts? Let’s focus on the positive Neptune and consider some helpful and protective practices for coping with Neptunian sensitivities. How can we best use our imagination and intuition? How can we best manage its manifestations on the physical, emotional, and mental levels?

Speakers
avatar for Priscilla  Costello

Priscilla Costello

Priscilla, M.A., Dipl. CAAE, is a counselling astrologer, speaker and writer with a professional practice spanning over 35 years. She has spoken widely in Canada and the U.S., at numerous conferences sponsored by NCGR, AFA, SOTA, and at previous UACs. Founder and Director of The New... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Purdue/Wisconsin Room

11:00am

Lunation Cycle
At birth, the Sun and Moon are in an aspect connection to one another known as Lunation Phase. New Moon, Full Moon, Balsamic — each of the eight primary phase relationships indicates a unique personality/soul structure to engage with the world. As we mature throughout life, the progressed Lunation Cycle and progressed Moon positions are excellent indicators of our evolving nature and key developmental stages. We will also discuss the karmic imprint of phase, and strategies to deal with the various cycles, especially when the phase is different from our natal phase nature? 

Speakers
avatar for Kay Taylor

Kay Taylor

Kay Taylor is an evolutionary astrologer, writer and teacher who blends soul centered astrology with intuitive gifts and healing expertise based on decades of client work and spiritual/yogic practices. She loves to create strategies to use astrology as a tool for transformation and... Read More →



Monday May 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Los Angeles Room

2:30pm

Certification Exams and the Chart Calculation Requirements
Should astrological chart calculations be required on astrological certification exams? Since the advent of the personal computer it is no longer necessary to do the math – pushing a few buttons accomplishes that. Given this reduction in effort, many think that chart calculations should not be on exams and more emphasis should be placed on interpretation-related questions. In addition to reviewing the basic astronomy of chart calculations, coordinate systems and the reasons behind the main house systems, I will discuss the pros and cons of this situation in detail and make some recommendations.

Speakers
avatar for Bruce  Scofield

Bruce Scofield

Bruce Scofield is an astrological consultant specializing in psychological analysis, relationships and electional astrology. He has authored seven books and numerous articles on astrology, has served on the education committee of NCGR since 1979 and is presently serving as president... Read More →



Monday May 28, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Grace Room

4:30pm

Planets on the 1st - Choosing a New Experience of Yourself
Pretend you are in a very large space with numerous rooms, doors, and windows. If you have always stood in the same corner, looking straight ahead, your experience has been limited. The other rooms, doors, and windows are ever-present. Choosing a planet 1st is simply re-orienting yourself in your own space. Technically, we move the planet chosen 1st to the Ascendant, actively choosing to strengthen and develop the part of our psyche it represents. When our identity is more clearly defined, we emerge into life ready to engage. Which planet will you choose 1st?!

Speakers
avatar for Tara Aal

Tara Aal

Currently, I'm living in Los Angeles, working as a metaphysical writer and astrologer. I offer private sessions, lectures, and workshops. I am a regular presenter with EA (Evolutionary Astrology) Zoom Meetings, and columnist for Infinity Astrological Magazine and Conscious Community... Read More →



Monday May 28, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Kansas City Room
 
Tuesday, May 29
 

9:00am

Intercepted Signs & Retrograde Planets - Your Hidden Powers
Learn to appreciate and cultivate the personal powers available to you via your retrograde planets and intercepted signs. This is a unique perspective of retrogrades and interceptions, and explains how they can be used as resources rather than liabilities. Explore the special potentials hidden in your intercepted signs and the strengths provided by retrogrades.

Speakers
avatar for Joanne Wickenburg

Joanne Wickenburg

A practicing astrologer for many years, Joanne has lectured extensively throughout the US and abroad. She is the author of 8 books and a complete home-study course in astrology. Books include: A Journey Through the Birth Chart Your Hidden Powers: Retrograde Planets and Intercepted... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Armitage Room

11:00am

Grand Configurations - Making Sense of Attitudes and Behaviors
You know them; you have seen them. These combinations of planetary relationships that form unique chart structures. Grand configurations are very important in client work for they indicate central personality themes, by way of connections to house rulers and dispositor chains. Together we will explore and discover integrating the many facets of the personality.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Smoot

Richard Smoot

Operations Manager, ISAR, Inc.
Richard Smoot has been a professional astrologer since 1971 and speaks nationally and internationally. Currently, he is the publisher of the ISAR’s Journal, "International Astrologer", the Operations Manager for ISAR; co-creator of ISAR’s Consulting Skills Program; and serves... Read More →



Tuesday May 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Purdue Room
 

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