Online Seminars

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.

The Faculty uses Zoom as an online platform. If this is your first time enrolling, please read Joining an Online Seminar Using Zoom. Prior to booking, see the Conditions of Enrolment.  Please email onlineseminars@astrology.org.uk with any queries.


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When you enrol on a seminar, your link to attend it will be provided automatically with the confirmation of your purchase.

Online seminar delegates are reminded that anything they choose to share in the seminar – including personal details, chart data, comments in the Chat and Q&A – may be recorded and seen by others at a future date.

February

Chart Alchemy: The Art of Synthesizing Astrological Aspects

with Alejo López
Saturday 24th February
3.00–4.30pm GMT

Like alchemists of old, we can transform the chaos of a chart into a harmonious symphony. At first glance, the abundance of information within a chart may seem like a cacophony of cosmic chatter. But armed with technique, determination, and skill, we can unravel the hidden patterns within this apparent chaos. In this webinar, we will look for pathways to reveal the precious gems of insight and interpretation. We will study the process of organizing the material to come up with coherent interpretations that synthesize different factors.

Foundation Level – ENROL HERE

March

Rectification
Parts 1, 2, and 3

with Deborah Morgan
Saturdays 2nd, 9th, and 16th March
3.00–4.30pm GMT

We all know that the time of birth is a vital piece of information when constructing a birth chart. Together with date and place, the moment of birth grounds us in the physical world of planet, society and family and the realm of our personal experience. But what if this moment is not known?

Many clients don’t know their birth time and rectification is an extremely useful skill for the consultant astrologer which enables this issue to be addressed effectively. Even if a birth time is provided, its accuracy often cannot be guaranteed and can be problematic. In short, which time is the ‘right’ time?

This series of three consecutive online seminars held on Saturdays begins by introducing the philosophical background to this intriguing technique in the first week. The following two seminars will demonstrate a clear methodology for rectifying a chart which provides an effective birth time for astrological purposes. Real-life examples will be used and a range of rectification settings, from locating a birth time within 24 hours to a few minutes will be explored step-by-step in these two seminars.

It is recommended that attendees are fully familiar with natal chart work and forecasting methods in depth in order to benefit fully from these online seminars, and a familiarity with midpoints will be advantageous. Diploma Level II Faculty students may find them of particular interest.

Advanced Level – Discounted rate of £95 for the set of three seminars – ENROL HERE

Modality: Setting the Zodiac in Motion

with Eric Fischmann
Saturday 30th March
3.00–4.30pm GMT

Modality is about the particular way in which something exists, is experienced, or done. In a given language speakers will resort to modality in a way that will express meaning through a given lens, for instance by invoking probability or obligation, tentativeness or politeness. Music composers will turn to keys (modes), major and/or minor, to tip the scales and deliver a certain quality of music. Likewise in astrology, modality in its own right is instrumental to how a chart translates or to a sign’s identity. A sign may be recognised as a combination of one of the two polarities (negative, positive), one of the four elements (fire, earth, air, water), and one of the three modes that gives the sign a specific drive. These modes in which the 12 signs of the zodiac are grouped are cardinal, fixed and mutable.

Each quadruplicity (modality’s other name) harbours four signs that set the stage for the dynamic interaction between pairs of opposites and signs that square each other. Each mode represents a different way of expressing and interacting with astrological energy. They play an important role in understanding the characteristics of different signs and how they manifest through the overall flow of the energy running through all 12 signs. In this webinar we will study the nature of these three special qualities, why and how these modes manage to set the zodiac in motion and how they impact a natal chart.

Foundation Level – ENROL HERE

April

Planetary Cycles
Part 1 of 3 – Setting Out on the Hero’s Journey: Major Planetary Cycles from Adolescence to the Early Thirties

with Mark Fountain
Saturday 13th April
3.00–4.30pm BST

This webinar examines the major planetary cycles that are common to us all during our adolescence, our twenties, and our early thirties, a long period which includes the time when we take our first steps out into the world and try to establish an independent life, and perhaps start to break free from the parental and social influences that inevitably shape us in our early years.

Crucial turning points that will be covered include the first Jupiter return at the age of 12, the Nodal Return between 18 and 19, the Uranus square Uranus at 19 or 20, and of course the Saturn Return at around 29. These stages in our life journey have a significance that goes far beyond the year in which they occur. They are often very important in the long term because they reveal issues and themes which may re-emerge in different forms at later points in the cycle.

Although these important stages on our journey through life occur at approximately the same time for everyone on the planet, our response to these cycles is of course unique. So, what factors might determine our response to the challenges and opportunities that these important moments in major planetary cycles represent? How can we best deal with these potential turning points and how can astrologers guide and support those who are approaching, or living through, such key moments in their development?

Intermediate Level – ENROL HERE

SAVE £10 HERE when you enrol on the set of 3 seminars on Planetary Cycles 
13th April: Part 1 – Setting Out on the Hero’s Journey
4th May: Part 2 – Exploring the Astrology of the ‘Mid-Life Crisis’
1st June: Part 3 – Planetary Cycles in our Fifties and Sixties

Aspects to the Angles

with Marielle Churaqui
Saturday 20th April 2024
3.00–4.30pm BST

When interpreting the angles of a chart, it is not enough to look at the signs involved. Aspects to the Ascendant/Descendant axis and the MC/IC axis must be considered, especially conjunctions. An angular planet i.e., a planet conjunct the Ascendant, Descendant, Midheaven or IC, strongly modifies the meaning of the angle it is touching and usually represents an important theme in the person’s life. Other aspects to the angles are often ignored in chart interpretation. And yet, they are very important too, particularly hard aspects.

In this seminar, we will look at the significance of planets in aspect to the four angles and how it is likely to express itself depending on the angle it is in aspect to. We will look at a number of example charts to illustrate this.

Foundation Level – ENROL HERE

May

Planetary Cycles
Part 2 of 3 – Exploring the Astrology of the ‘Mid-life Crisis’

with Mark Fountain
Saturday 4th May
3.00–4.30pm BST

This webinar explores the major planetary cycles that make up the so-called ‘mid-life crisis’, focusing in particular on those which occur in our early to mid-forties, namely Saturn opposition Saturn, Uranus opposition Uranus and Neptune square Neptune. What can a study of these transits tell us about this momentous period? Is it really a ‘crisis’ or should we use completely different language to talk about this period? After all, it is frequently an exciting transitional period leading us to greater self-awareness and personal fulfilment. The webinar will include a consideration of how our response to earlier points in these cycles may influence our experience of the mid-life period.

And perhaps most importantly of all, we will try to answer some fundamental questions. What opportunities for growth do these key stages in major planetary cycles provide? How can we successfully navigate this period and make the most of it? How are we likely to be changed by the transits of this time? And how should we seek to help and guide those who are going through this important period?

Intermediate Level – ENROL HERE

Round and Round the Horoscope: The Difference between Signs and Houses in the Natal Chart

with Stefanie Gutwenger
Saturday 11th May
3.00–4.30pm BST

The 12 zodiac signs and the 12 houses share the same number and some symbolic analogies. However, they are not the same. Whilst the houses describe the areas of life concerned, the signs tell us how the planetary energies are being expressed.

In this seminar we will focus on their differences using plenty of examples. Being able to distinguish between houses and signs will help you to develop clear and meaningful interpretations.

Foundation Level – ENROL HERE

The Solar Return Chart

with Lisa Stockley
Saturday 25th May
3.00–4.30pm BST

The Solar Return chart is the annual renewal of our solar journey, giving us a deep and rich insight into where we are in the unfolding of that journey, the turning of our personal wheel. Mapping the cycles of our initiation into self development and personal growth, the chart shows how and where our energy is best focused for the year. Using plenty of practical examples as well as a theoretical overview, in this seminar we’ll explore the Solar Return chart in depth. We’ll consider what it might show us, how to interpret this ephemeral yet powerful chart both alone and in the context of the natal chart, and how it fits with the rest of the forecast picture.

Intermediate Level – ENROL HERE

June

Planetary Cycles
Part 3 of 3 – Planetary Cycles in our Fifties and Sixties: The Adventure Continues

with Mark Fountain
Saturday 1st June
3.00–4.30pm BST

At around the age of 50, we all have our Chiron Return. This can be a significant moment when what was once thought to be a huge gap between the spiritual and material worlds can seem to close, when potentially we can reach a new level of emotional maturity and acceptance after the challenges of the ‘mid-life crisis,’ and can start to embrace a new role as an ‘apprentice elder’, hopefully using our accumulated experience and wisdom to help others.

Further important stages in major planetary cycles occur throughout our fifties and sixties, each potentially building on previous turning points, with the Chiron Return followed very closely by a Saturn square Saturn, then a Nodal Return at 55, before we all face a second Saturn Return at the age of 58. In our early sixties, a burst of renewed self-belief, a desire for new forms of personal freedom, and even a possible rediscovery of the rebellious or audacious spirit of our youth may all be possible as we enjoy our fifth Jupiter Return at 60 and embark on the rollercoaster ride of Uranus square Uranus at around 62.

What does a study of these cycles tell us about the unique nature of this potentially deeply fulfilling period of our lives? We consider the challenges of this period and what the potential rewards can be if we consciously work with these cycles, thereby ensuring that personal growth and self-discovery continue throughout our lives.

Intermediate Level – ENROL HERE

The Astrology of Belonging

with Cat Cox
Saturday 8th June
3.00–4.30pm BST

‘The journey into home is one that takes a lifetime of experiment and piecing together’ Thomas Moore
The journey of discovering our sense of home and where we belong is as important a life journey as discovering our sense of purpose or calling. In this seminar we will be exploring the idea of what it means to find a place we call home in the world and the inner journey we take to come home to ourselves. Many of us may experience a sense of searching for a place that feels like home, perhaps a sense of longing for this, and may also recognise the pull towards an inner sense of homecoming and coming into deep and precious contact with ourselves. We will be exploring the Moon, the IC and the 4th house of the chart to understand what helps us to feel at home in the world and to guide us on this inner journey of coming home to ourselves.

Foundation Level – ENROL HERE

SAVE £5 HERE when you book The Astrology of Belonging along with The Astrology of Becoming (29th June)

The Values of Venus
with Brian Clark

Venus: personal values, what attracts you to others, the value you place upon your relationships, your inner sense of worth and value that wants to be received, honoured and respected. Golden goddess, ruler of Taurus and Libra, she is associated with material values like jewels, money and precious objects; as the heavenly one she is assigned spiritual values like peace, love and harmony. Psychologically, Venus engenders self-love, not a narcissist love, but one that values natural qualities, like the love of one’s own solitude, self-respect and patience. Love is a choice and also a genius; therefore, it is a process, a commitment and a discipline that involves discrimination and decision. While we often talk about the object of our love, it is subjective. In our classes we will amplify the beauty and the shadow of astrological Venus through her engaging myths, her symmetrical cycle and horoscopic presence, so we are able to more fully value her spirit.

Part 1 of 3 – Fabled Venus

with Brian Clark
Saturday 29th June
9.30–11.00 am BST

Venus enters the astrological pantheon with many faces. Her origins are Near Eastern, in the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. In these Mesopotamian myths she is the great goddess of erotic love, fertility and war. From the Sumerian tradition she is Inanna, the Queen of Heaven; in the Akkadian tradition she was called Ishtar, while the Assyrians referred to her as Mylitta. To the Phoenicians she was known as Astarte; to the Greeks, Aphrodite. In all these traditions her beauty was linked to the bright planet. Through her many incarnations, her icons and images, her reverence and worship, as well as her mythic stories, we will amplify the desires and patterns she psychically weaves.

 ENROL HERE

SAVE £10 HERE when you enrol on the set of 3 seminars on Planetary Cycles 
29th June: Part 1 – Fabled Venus
6th July: Part 2 – The Star of Venus
13th July: Part 3 – Astrological Venus

The Astrology of Becoming

with Cat Cox
Saturday 29th June
3.00–4.30pm BST

‘To feel that what we do is right for ourselves and good for the world at exactly the same time is one of the great triumphs of human existence’ David Whyte

Our journey of becoming more deeply ourselves encompasses our own path of self-discovery and uncovering our sense of life purpose and what is calling us into life. For Plato, our destiny is the life pattern or paradeigma which is held in our hearts and unfolds over a lifetime, and contained in this pattern is our sense of calling or vocation. In this seminar we will be exploring the idea of what it means to seek our place in the world, to uncover our sense of calling and to find we discover ourselves at the same time. We will be looking at the Sun, the MC and the 10th house of the chart to help us understand our sense of purpose and vocation and to guide us on our journey of discovering who we are and our place in the world.

Foundation Level – ENROL HERE

July

Part 2 of 3 – The Star of Venus

with Brian Clark
Saturday 6th July
9,30–11.00 am BST

The brightest star of our skies personified this goddess. Her bright and unifying appearance was imported into astrology as a benefic, a supportive and stabilizing planet. But she also has a dualistic nature! As evening star in the Western sky, she is Venus Hesperus, while Venus Phosphorus is the bright, morning star, visible in the East before the Sun rises. Like the planet Venus, the great queen of heaven Inanna descended into the underworld and rose again. We will study the symmetry of her cycle, her disappearance and her rise, her retrograde periods and her star mandala to evoke the power of her heavenly beauty and balance.

 ENROL HERE

Making the Most of the Transits of Chiron

with Mark Fountain
Saturday 6th July
3.00–4.30pm BST

This webinar will explore the rich potential of Chiron transits, focusing – as we always should with all transits – on how they facilitate growth and self-development.

There is little doubt that during Chiron transits we may become acutely aware of how vulnerable we are in a particular area of life, but this may paradoxically turn out to be the proverbial ‘blessing in disguise’ as it puts us in a better position to guide others who face similar issues to ourselves. But there is more to Chiron transits than that. They bring many other gifts: a wise acceptance of ourselves and the way things are, a willingness to embrace our initially uncomfortable sense of being ‘different’ from others, perhaps different in ways we may not have chosen. The transits may also symbolize a chance to close the gap we often perceive between the material and spiritual worlds. In other cases, they may signify opportunities for us to learn to handle challenging circumstances, and to do so in a way that is highly resourceful and brings out in us some very special, unique qualities.

Intermediate Level – ENROL HERE

Part 3 of 3 – Astrological Venus

with Brian Clark
Saturday 13th July
9,30–11.00 am BST

In our final class we will explore the spirit of Venus in our charts, using her astrological signatures by sign, house and aspects, as well as how this is reflected in others’ horoscopes. We will explore this together through chart examples and reflections.

 ENROL HERE

Understanding and Working with Retrograde Mercury

with Mark Fountain
Saturday 27th July
3.00–4.30pm BST

For centuries, retrograde Mercury has been blamed for all sorts of inconveniences in our daily lives such as major misunderstandings, delays when travelling, lost possessions, and carelessly written business contracts that lead to serious problems. Even in these more enlightened times, retrograde periods still seem to arouse a great deal of unnecessary anxiety. Why is this so? This seminar aims to take a deeper look at the retrograde periods of Mercury and to focus on the opportunities they present to rethink things, reconsider our opinions, review our progress, and reflect on the past.

We will also consider retrograde Mercury in the birth chart. There’s evidence that throughout history some individuals with retrograde Mercury had a hard time, particularly during their early years or during their time in the educational system, simply because they didn’t think in the same way as others, and as a result their unique talents were often not fully recognized. We consider why that might still happen even today and how society needs to value those who can think ‘outside the box’.

And what happens when progressed Mercury turns retrograde? It can spend two decades or more in that state. We will consider the symbolic meaning of such a period and ask how someone can prepare for it and maximize its potential. And how might an individual have changed mentally and psychologically by the time Mercury moves direct again?

Intermediate Level – ENROL HERE

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