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.”