Monday, 6 November 2017

NEXT EVENT: 2018: How The Future Looks

In 2018, huge changes are taking place in the solar system — some of the biggest since 2010.

Saturn comes home to Capricorn — after a 28 year absence.
Chiron finally begins again in Aries — after a seemingly endless sojourn in Pisces’ watery depths (since 2010).
Uranus bursts into Taurus — after its startling transit through Aries since 2010.

Meanwhile, we need to consider Jupiter in Scorpio until November 2018, Pluto past the half way mark in Capricorn, and Neptune just over a third of the way through Pisces.

We will be workshopping these changes on January 6 in the Sutro Room. Christina Rodenbeck of The Oxford Astrologer and Israel Ajose of The Astrological Lodge of London will be leading the day. There will be a two lectures and we plan to look at as many personal charts as possible.

Please bring at least one copy of your natal chart to this event. If you don’t yet have it, go to where you can get a free chart. Please also bring your friends!

Early Bird tickets are available now for just under £40. Tickets on the day are £45.

Eventbrite - 2018: What The Future Looks Like

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

The Next Event: Grand Conjunctions and Shadow Planets

Joseph Cotton and Alida Valli in The Third Man

We are very pleased that Bernard Eccles and Adam Smith will be sharing the day on May 20.

Bernard will discuss these Grand Conjunctions and how they are working for us today.
"Everybody knows that the seven traditional planets were together in Aquarius in 1962, though we seem to have forgotten the one that took place in 2000. Yet to have two of these events within forty years is extraordinarily rare: there were only three in the preceding two thousand years, centuries apart, and there won’t be any more until at least 2400. Each one seems to change the course of history significantly, not just in Western Europe but in other parts of the world as well. And do all the planets have to be in the same sign? Or will just being within 30 degrees of arc do? And what about the outer planets? These horoscopes, far-reaching in every sense, are well worth looking at.”

Bernard has been teaching and writing about astrology since well before the last Grand Conjunction — and maybe as far back as the previous one.

Adam Smith will discuss the Lunar Nodes in Vedic Astrology
"Rahu and Ketu are essential parts of Jyotish, rising to the status of ‘shadow planets’. Yet their interpretation differs radically to that of Western natal astrology. How has this difference come about? With techniques and traditions East and West, Adam explores some of the myths that surround our understanding of the all-important nodal axis.”

Adam is an astrologer with a background in yoga meditation, whose work has been published in magazines around the world. After studying Western astrology for many years his practice is now based in Jyotish.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Clare Martin: Tomorrow

Just a reminder that the very clever and articulate Clare Martin will be in Oxford tomorrow, lecturing for a full-day workshop on the Sun. You can get a ticket at the door if you have not booked yet.

It’s at the usual venue: The Sutro Room, Trinity College, Oxford.

See you there.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Why We Love Clare Martin

Clare Martin will be leading the Oxford Astrology workshop – The Astrological Sun – on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Trinity College, Oxford.   A former President of the Faculty of Astrological Studies, Clare has an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, and is the author of Mapping the Psyche Volumes 1, 2 and 3, published while she was both working as a counsellor and teaching at the Faculty and the CPA.  
One member of the Oxford Astrology Group was keen to share her experience of Clare Martin’s teaching to give you an idea of why this workshop promises to be so special.
“I am thrilled Clare Martin is coming to speak to the Oxford Astrology Group.  In the noughties I was taught by Clare while a diploma student of the Centre for Psychological Astrology (CPA) led by Liz Greene and Juliet Sharman-Burke.  Clare’s seminars always attracted large audiences and she was treated with huge respect and admiration.  If you were lucky enough to be a member of her tutorial group she would deliver the unexpected and from every session delegates took away something new and exciting.  My personal memory is of a tutorial on astrocartography in which Clare had prepared in advance individual maps for everyone present so that the tutorial was more easily understood and definitely more fun.”

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

A Cosmic Day of Talks

We have invited FIVE speakers to Oxford for a full day of astrology in all its diversity and brilliance. We would like you to come and invite your friends, so please spread the word. We are charging a very keen rate in order to get as many people as possible to come and get a taste of different styles and approaches to our favourite subject.

Money Psychological supremo Israel Ajose takes a deep, dirty look at the parts of your chart that govern lucre, graft and success.

The Seven Pillars of Wisdom Magician and horary artiste Louise Hutson demonstrates the ideas of Renaissance astrologer William Lilley.

What the @#%£@ is going on? Trump, Brexit… interesting times make gripping astrology. Blogger and astrology maven Christina Rodenbeck unpicks the knot of time.

Suffragettes and Sisterhood Academic and journalist Pamela Armstrong will bring along a sackful of charts and stories exploring feminism

Big, Big Cycles Master of historical research Anton D’Abreu reveals the golden rules for assessing transits.

January 7, 2017. 10am — 5pm

Sutro Room, 
Trinity College, 


Eventbrite - Not The Usual Suspects: A Cosmic Day of Back-to-Back Astrology Talks

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Great Darby Day

Darby was absolutely inspiring yesterday, leading us all on lunar tour that wound up teaching us something unexpected and exciting. I am sure everyone came away with something fresh to put into their astrological soup.

Thank you to everyone who came and I hope you will be able to make it to the show on January 7.

Monday, 31 October 2016

Ray Merriman: Timing the Financial Markets

The Oxford Astrology Group is pleased to announce that renowned financial astrologer and market timer Ray Merriman will be giving a workshop here at Trinity College, June 2-3, 2017.

Ray is probably the most widely read market timer working today. In 2013, he launched MMTA, the Merriman Market Timing Academy, a 2-year instructional program on integrating the principles of financial astrology, cycle’s analysis, trend analysis, and technical analysis for the purpose of becoming a financial market timer.

You will be able to attend our two-day workshop as a standalone event, or add it to credit for your MMTA certification. We are very keen to introduce Ray’s methodology to a British audience. (We may need some help, post-Brexit. ed.)

Tickets will be available soon. Places are limited, so watch this space.

More about Ray

Merriman is the President of The Merriman Market Analyst, Inc. and founder of the Merriman Market Timing Academy. He is a Commodities Trading Advisor (CTA), financial market analyst, and editor of the MMA Cycles Report, a monthly market advisory newsletter that specializes in stocks, interest rates, currencies, precious metals, crude oil and soybeans since 1982. He also writes a daily and weekly report for more active traders.

His introduction to financial markets began in 1978. Two years later, he became a student of Walter Bressert, legendary cycles’ analyst and owner of HAL commodities in Tucson, Arizona. Bressert was also a director of the Foundation for the Study of Cycles in Wayne, PA. Under Bressert’s tutelage, Merriman began his research in the correlation of planetary cycles to cycles in the Gold market, based on Walter’s methodology of cycles analysis, which resulted in the publication of “The Gold Book: Geocosmic Correlations to Gold Price Cycles,” in 1982. This was the first book to show a quantitative research correlation between cycles in a financial market to cycles in the cosmos.

Between 1982-1986, Merriman was a frequent guest contributor on the Financial News Network (FNN). He served as an Investment Executive with Prudential Securities (1986-87), E.F, Hutton (later Shearson Lehman Hutton, 1987-1990), before becoming an Accounts Vice-President of Retail Commodity Futures with Paine Webber (1990-1994). 


Merriman is also the author of several books on Financial Market Timing, including the series on The Ultimate Book on Stock Market Timing, Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (1997-2012); The Gold Book: Geocosmic Correlations to Gold Price Cycles (1982); The Sun, Moon, and Silver Market (2006); Solar/Lunar Correlations to Gold Price Reversals: Secrets of a Gold Trader (2015); and the annual Forecast Book (since 1976), which outlines his projections a year ahead of time for financial markets, the world economy, and political trends.

In addition, he also wrote two primers on financial market analysis. One, titled Merriman on Market Cycles: The Basics, first published in 1994, is a classic primer on cycle studies. The other, titled “Basic Principles of Geocosmic Studies for Financial Market Timing, is a basic textbook on the relationship of geocosmic correlations to financial markets.

In 2013, he created MMTA, the Merriman Market Timing Academy, a two-year training course in Merriman’s market analysis and market timing methodology developed over the past 30 years. Students took 99 classes in this two-year period, plus several competency tests, and completed papers on seven major research projects identifying historical correlations between the analysis methods and historical performance. These courses are now available for on-line learning to new students via

At present, the original graduates, now known as Apprentices, are doing internship by analyzing international markets for a new market letter titled, “The MMTA International Cycles Report” (ICR). It is a monthly subscription report overseen by Merriman, starting in early 2015. These apprentices are being trained to become financial market analysts with a specialty in financial market timing, utilizing the MMA methodology.


In early 2013, Merriman was awarded the Gold Star by Market Timing Digest of Amsterdam, Netherlands as the “Best Market Timer of 2013." He was the only contestant (of twelve who were followed) to successfully identify all 15 major turning points in the U.S. stock market by their criteria. The second place finisher successfully identified 12. In 2014, Merriman received the Gold Star award again as "Best Market Timer of the Year" from Market Timing Digest, this time correctly identifying 20 of 21 reversal dates in the U.S stock market well ahead of time.

Merriman is also well studied in the field of Astrology. He is a Professional (Certified) Life Member of the American Federation of Astrologers (PLMAFA since 1972), as well as through the ISAR, International Society of Astrological Research, Inc. (2000). In 1995, he was the recipient of the UAC Regulus Award for "Enhancing Astrology's Image as a Profession." In 2012, he received the UAC “Regulus Lifetime Achievement Award,” only the fourth person ever to receive this honor. He served as President of ISAR (International Society for Astrological Research) in 1995-2001 and 2003-2009, and again 2015-2017. His works are currently published in German, Italian, Dutch, French, Russian, Serbian, Czech Republic, Viet Nam, Japanese, and English.