ONLINE SEMINARS are open to everyone. Many topics directly support the material of the Faculty course modules, making them ideal for Faculty students. However, no previous affiliation with the Faculty is required in order to enrol.
Each seminar costs £35. You do not need to attend in real time. Your enrolment gives you access to a recording for 30 days – perfect for review or if you were unable to attend when the seminar was broadcast!
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17 April 2021
Transits of the Nodes
with Deborah Morgan
The nodal axis in the natal chart is a pathway of mystery that hints at our innermost sense of life purpose. Adding consideration of nodal transits throughout a lifetime to our interpretations enhances and expands their potential even more, as we bring our real-world experience and astrological skills to these fascinating points.
In this online seminar we will look at the 18.6 year nodal cycle and its major stages, as well as the potential impact of nodal transits on natal planets, using the rich imagery of their archetypal symbolism to reveal a deeper and more profound understanding of ourselves. Case studies will illustrate transits of the nodes in practice and their tendency to show turning points in life as our inner wishes attempt to realign outer circumstances with our personal vision.
It is recommended that attendees are familiar with using the nodal axis in natal chart work and transits in general to benefit fully from the online seminar.
Thursday 22 April 2021
with Glòria Roca
We astrologers, in our concern about studying the heavens, often forget about the wholeness of the universe. According to the ancient hermetic law of correspondence which says “What above, so below”, the disposition of the planets at a particular moment has a direct correlation with the planet Earth. Therefore, each planet in our chart resonates with particular places throughout the planet. At these locations we can experience our planets at their maximum strength. The astro-cartography technique provides that information, and it is a very helpful tool for relocating purposes. We can use it to move to a different place, permanently or temporarily, and it is a very visual and easy tool to relocate our solar returns when we eventually want to do so.
24 April 2021
The Art of Aligning Our Plans with the Heavens
with Cat Cox
When we elect a chart we recognise that we are working in a different way with astrology to interpreting a chart. Rather than engaging with symbols and patterns to access meaning we are sifting through moments of time evaluating the strength and position of the planets in the heavens to choose a moment of inception. In this seminar we will consider what it may mean to choose a time, look at the fundamental principles which underpin all electional work and establish a set of clear guidelines for working with the more complex elections for our individual purposes.
8 May 2021
Progressions: Navigating the Inner Life
with Cat Cox
Progressions are one of our key forecasting techniques. Based on symbolic movements of the planets rather than their physical passage through the heavens used in transits, they are a guide to the unfolding of the chart and the inner development and evolution of a life. In this seminar we will review the principles of the technique, explore how to work with progressions in practice where our focus, as always, is drawn to what is significant, such as a change of sign or house and, consider the powerful progressed lunation cycle as an enduring pattern of inner unfolding.
Thursday 20 May 2021
Local Space Astrology
with Glòria Roca
The local space technique consists of casting astrological charts using the Horizontal System of Coordinates. This system has been almost totally abandoned by astrologers for years due to calculation difficulties, but perhaps moreover because all forms of geomancy have been considered mere superstition for years. It is a fascinating technique that allows us to work our chart in our physical space. It is the astrological form of geomancy and tells us where in our surroundings we effectively find the archetypes of our chart. Through our local space charts and maps we can see the energies of our chart embodied in our surroundings and ready to be consciously activated through the invocational effect. This is an amazing tool to tune ourselves with our piece of earth and with ourselves, both at a large and small scale – globe and home.
29 May 2021
The Lunation Cycle
with Lisa Stockley
The relationship between the Sun and the Moon is key to our understanding of the natal chart and indeed of the heavens as we experience them in our daily lives. The waxing and waning of the Moon in connection with the Sun reflects the ebb and flow of energies in our outer lives as well as our inner selves. In this seminar, we’ll look at this fundamental cosmic pattern in our natal charts, considering the energies of each phase and the different ways they allow us to make a tangible connection with our soul purpose.
5 June 2021
Greater than the Sum of its Parts: Finding Themes in the Natal Chart
with Lisa Stockley
The natal chart contains a wealth of information, layer upon layer of profound symbolism. But pulling it all together into a coherent whole can sometimes feel overwhelming. This seminar looks at holistic approaches to chart interpretation, allowing us to bring together the techniques of astrology and the data they generate to engage with intuitive and imaginal thinking which brings the chart alive, transforming it from abstract symbolism to lived experience. We’ll consider how to approach the chart to embody and ensoul the symbolism in the unique life experience of the native.
12 June 2021
The Unique Power of Harmonics: H5, H7 and H9
with Mónica Teixeira
A harmonic chart is a chart derived from the natal chart, showing a particular number in action.
There are as many harmonics charts as there are possible numbers: like different colours of the light spectrum, each harmonic chart represents a separated picture of the birth chart and, a different aspect of the person’s personality. For instance, the fifth harmonic (H5) shows how the essence of number five works in the person’s life. After presenting the technique we will focus on the H5, H7 and H9, with many significant case studies, where we can really see the unique potential of harmonics.
Three Seminars with Christian Koenig
Christian Koenig, born at the autumn equinox, has been practising astrology for more than 35 years. He is a Certified Astrologer of the German Astrological Association and works with clients and students from all over the world. He is a depth psychologist and trauma therapist holding a university degree equivalent to an MA in psychology. It is his passion to bring back the starry sky to astrology – stars, constellations and planets. www.christiankoenig.eu.
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Hitch Your Wagon to a Star: An Introduction to Fixed Star Astrology
with Christian Koenig
Stars are the oldest astrological heritage. Long before there were aspects and houses, astrologer-priests observed the stars, night after night. ‘Astrology’ literally means ‘giving meaning to the star’ (astron = star; logos = meaning). In contemporary astrology, however, the stars play only a minor role – if at all. This lecture wants to bring this heritage back: How can the chart be enriched by the dimension of the starry sky? How can the firmament be connected with the chart? What astrological methods are used? After all, we were not only born with a birth chart, but are also a living part of the entire starry sky.
The Soul of the Night: A Journey to the Starry Sky
with Christian Koenig
Khalil Gibran once said, ‘The sun teaches all living beings the longing for light. But it is the night that raises them to the stars.’ When night falls, the soul awakens. The night is a powerful, magic space that opens when the Sun disappears, when the world becomes silent. Then the starry sky appears. Join Christian on a journey to the current starry sky and listen to some of the old stories associated with the stars.
Always Forward, Never Backward? The Phenomenon of Retrograde Planets
with Christian Koenig
Retrograde planets don’t have a good press in astrology. There are many astrological approaches for interpreting them, often recommending re-activities: re-flecting, re-orienting, re-vising, re-capitulating … If one works with a one-dimensional model of the sky, a retrograde planet actually does only one lap of honour. But that’s an illusion. If we look to the sky, we see that a retrograde planet suddenly takes wings: it rises, it leaves the ecliptic, it draws a loop in the sky. What do these loops mean? How can we interpret them in astrology?
Two Seminars with Brian Clark
Brian Clark, creator of the Astro*Synthesis distance learning program, has been an astrological student, consultant and educator for 40+ years. His latest book Astrological Time Seasons of the Soul (May: 2021) considers the ambiguities of time and how astrological techniques help us to navigate its mysteries. www.astrosynthesis.com.au
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These are morning seminars in the UK : 10-11.30am BST
When the Transpersonal Transects the Personal
When the slower-moving planets (Jupiter – Pluto) make dynamic aspects to the Luminaries, Mercury, Venus or Mars, something beyond our personal boundary has been inherited, often through cultural, ancestral or familial systems. This forceful combination is again triggered when the slower-moving planet reaches a critical passage in its cycle, as at this time, both the generic and personal transits re-form the natal complex. My intention for our classes is to sharpen our focus on these potent symbols of our horoscope.
Part 1: Powerful Patterns in the Natal Chart – when outer planets overwhelm
Part 2: Generic and Personal Transits – when the pattern repeats in time
All participants will receive notes about how to prepare for these classes.
Powerful Patterns in the Natal Chart – when outer planets overwhelm
with Brian Clark
In Part 1, we will first consider the dynamic combinations of inner and outer planets exploring the potent patterns they suggest. We will prioritize our planetary aspects, looking at what these planetary combinations might suggest from a familial and cultural perspective.
Generic and Personal Transits – when the pattern repeats in time
with Brian Clark
Here in Part 2, we will study the cyclic times when the generic and personal transits re-form this natal aspect. These passages invite us to find deeper meaning and resonance with the part of our life that is imaged by the natal planetary combination.