Session 7 Lectures


Kitty Hatcher

The Many Faces Within Our Own Astrological Chart

Our astrological chart shows who we "really" are versus who we were programmed to be. Our capabilities, hopes, fears and contradictions, along with the influences of others, show up in our chart as planetary aspects. Difficult aspects can limit our life or they can thrust us forward. Kitty will show how to integrate the positive, negative, and contradictory aspects in a personal chart so one can maximize their potential and find meaning in their experiences.

Ken Mcghee

Baltimore's Birth Chart—Welcome to Charm City! 

Take a look at Baltimore and its birth chart.  Come along on a visual journal of this fascinating city and have some fun doing it.  Ken will be combining photos, history, astrology and Jungian archetypes to give you a new perspective of this place and take the mystery out of a pretty misunderstood city.  It’s a very diverse town with lots of variety.


Ronnie Dreyer

Lunar Nodes for Health and Wealth

The North and South Nodes, or Rahu and Ketu, are amazing indicators of wealth and prosperity as well as health crises and scares.  We will look at the Nodes primarily by transit and planetary periods, to show how to make these elusive points work for you during the challenging times.  Their relationship to the eclipse cycle will be discussed.  This lecture is appropriate for practitioners of both Tropical and Indian astrology.


The History of Saturn

Saturn has always maintained an outsider status in Astrology.  Loathed and feared, Saturn was the planet associated with Jews, blacks, slaves, the elderly and the destitute.  This is a far cry from its current connection to rigid authority and the money-class.  So how did this happen?  By drawing on art, iconography and literature, I will reconstruct Saturn’s secret history and present a second look at the planet that is often stigmatized.


Session 8 Lectures



Working with Planetary Pairs

Some planets seem to have natural pairings, such as the Sun (objective) and the Moon (subjective), or Mars (hot) and Saturn (cold).  There also are pairs based on octaves, i.e., Neptune as the higher octave of Venus.  In “An Astrological Study of Psychological Complexes,” Dane Rudhyar focused on the Jupiter-Mercury pairing.  Each and every planetary pair has a story to tell as their threads are woven into a living tapestry.  This week, we have a Jupiter-Uranus theme to explore.  Together, we’ll tell some tales of planetary pairings by looking at natal charts and transits.



Astrology & Tarot Cards, or Uranus Unites with Neptune

How are astrology and tarot alike, and how are they different?  What tarot cards relate to the zodiac signs and the planets?  How do the four elements influence the four suits of the minor arcana?  How does the “Astrology Wheel Spread” expand the information inherent in the cards?  These and more answers to your questions!  And bring your cards!


Lynn Bell

Border Crossings — The 8th House

The 8th house describes the many border crossings of our lives, from sexual initiation, to the passage between life and death.  As the entrance to the underworld in Hellenistic astrology, it plunges us into the unknown, and offers an initiation.  Depression and guilt may often be symptoms of being “stuck” here.  How best to complete the metamorphoses required by transits or natal planets in this house? 


Silver Strokes: Working with the Moon Phases with Natal and Dynamic Charts

Exploring what the Moon Phases reveal re: light, vitality and potential, both in the natal chart and through progressions.  We’ll briefly revision how to apply Moon Phase insights in the birth chart, adjusting interpretation of key natal aspect according to the pulse of the Moon Phase.  The bulk of the lecture focuses on how to incorporate progressed Moon phases into predictive work, discussing how it modifies transits and other progressions.


Panel Discussion on Astrological Education

Meira Epstein, Jackie Slevin, and Liane Thomas Wade will be available to answer your questions on your astrological education, how to start an astrological program in your area, what you need to learn in order to teach astrology, and your other concerns and queries.  We will also address your questions on NCGR-PAA Certification Program and the importance of certification.

1:45 pm to 2:15 pm
Panel Discussion on Opportunities in Research

With Jagdish Maheshri, David Cochrane & Alphee Lavoie


Session 9 Lectures


Madalyn Hillis-Dineen

Astro*Carto*Graphy & the U.S. Presidency

Location, Location, Location.  Not just a mantra for real estate agents, but an important factor in examining charts.  Using planet lines, paran lines and midpoint angularity, we will take a look at the astro*carto*graphy maps of contemporary U.S. presidents and how they relate to their personal and public lives.


Your Chart is Written on Your Face

Using physical characteristics of the face, hands and body along with a few other clues, learn how to identify the dominant sign and planet energies in a person’s birth chart without even looking at it!


Ramya Krishnamurthy

Dashas and Yogas in Vedic astrology

Dashas and Yogas combine together to create a powerful predictive tool in Vedic astrology and this lecture will go into the basics of this topic.


The Misunderstood Inconjunct

Most astrologers have an idea of what an inconjunct is, but the specifics are often misunderstood.  In this presentation, you will learn when both the semi-sextile and quincunx aspects are and are not, in fact, inconjunct.  This lecture will help you to clarify differences by showing you how the historical view of these configurations relate to other concepts, such as dignity and declination.  From history to mathematics, we will also see how we have tried to reconcile these twin aspects that have always been out of place since first being classified as non-aspect by Ptolemy; and we will learn how to use them more accurately in our modern world.


Session 10 Lectures



Chaos & Responsibility: The Aquarian Path to Freedom

Uranus and Saturn exert demanding and often contradictory forces in Aquarius’s pursuit of freedom.  How do these energies play out, how can they be reconciled, and integrated to form the basis for true self-expression.


David Cochrane

The Zodiac, Sacred Geometry, Fibonacci Numbers & Prime Numbers

Most of us take the tropical zodiac for granted.  Why do these 12 sections of the sky have different qualities?  It appears to have something to do with seasonal cycles because the Sun enters Aries when Spring begins in the northern hemisphere, but when Autumn begins in the southern hemisphere.  Recent breakthroughs reveal there is a beautiful sacred geometry and a relationship of Fibonacci numbers and prime numbers to the tropical zodiac.


When Everything Changed

Game changing events in people’s lives often divert their trajectory into new territory or into parts unknown.  Using examples from the charts of famous, and not so famous, people, we’ll see how transits, progressions, solar arcs and eclipses illustrate the incidents that transform, radicalize, and ultimately, thrust individuals into new circumstances that revolutionize their destiny. 


Ken Irving

Astro*Carto*Graphy in Love

Locality mapping (Astro*Carto*Graphy) is often used by individuals to relocate to increase their chances of finding that special someone.  Relocation for people in a relationship requires a more fine-tuned technique, as the planetary lines on their Astro-Carto*Graphy maps interact (for good or ill) just like planets in a horoscope.  A simple “locational synastry” technique can help two people enhance their relationship and avoid problems when they move.


Society Re-boots: Jupiter in Libra and its Cardianal T-Square with Uranus and Pluto in 2016 and 2017

It’s back: The cardinal T-square between Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto!  This time with Jupiter in Libra.  When this cardinal T-square occurred in 2013, Jupiter was in the sign of Cancer and the world was ablaze with revolution hoping to lean people to a better life.  Now the focus is shifting.  Spiritually, the focus will be on home and security.  Politically, the focus will be on global approaches to the economy, population redistribution and technological changes.


Closing Ceremonies