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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May

Weighing it All Up: Finding Themes in the Natal Chart

with Carole Taylor
Saturday 21st May
3.00–4.30pm BST

Foundation Level
ENROL HERE

The challenge in learning to read charts is to bring the component parts together so that a sense of the whole person begins to form. Each chart contains its unique arrangement of planetary configurations, placements and house rulerships, the whole a map of the individual rendered in symbolic form. As we analyse and then synthesise the material, ideas emerge about what moves and motivates this particular person, as we work to gain a sense of the flesh-and-blood person behind the archetypal pattern. This seminar will offer practice in reading a whole chart, first gathering the information and then weaving it together to arrive at a sense of the chart’s main themes. 

In order to follow the seminar, you will need to have completed (or have a working knowledge of the material contained in) Modules 1 and 2, plus the ‘chart imbalances’ and ‘retrograde motion’ sections in Module 3. 

Consultancy Skills

with Cat Cox
Saturday 28th May
3.00–4.30pm BST

Advanced Level
ENROL HERE

Handling the live consultation can sometimes feel like a juggling act as we begin to work with clients and learn how to integrate our consultation skills with the astrological interpretation. In this seminar we will reflect on what it means to work with a client astrologically and then look at the consultation process step by step from the first contact with the client and through the key stages in the consultation – the beginning, middle stage and the ending.   We will also address some ethical issues and reflect on the astrologer-client relationship as we consider how we can best navigate this process to help build confidence in our practice.

June

Implementing House Rulerships

with Toby Aldren
Saturday 11th June
3.00–4.30pm BST

Foundation Level
ENROL HERE

Add this technique to your chart-reading skills and you’ll discover some trails of interpretation that range from valid possibilities to almost obvious statements! When first assessing any house of a chart, it is perhaps more straightforward to ponder the meaning if a planet happens to be placed there. For example, with Mars in the 3rd house, it would be feasible to suggest the person communicates with energy and drive. But there is an often-overlooked treasure of information which can be uncovered by assessing the ruler of the house – its placement by sign and house, and its aspects. In this seminar, you will learn a simple method to help bring house rulers into your awareness, and then, using several examples, you’ll see how house rulers carry the affairs of one house into another and how they can open doors to richer interpretation.

Alan Leo: ‘Character is Destiny’

with Frances Clynes
Saturday 18th June
9.30–11.00am BST

All Levels
ENROL HERE – Coming soon

Alan Leo (1860-1917) has been described by Nick Campion as the most influential astrologer of the twentieth century in the English speaking world. Leo’s stated aims were to integrate the principles of theosophy into astrology and to make astrology available to everyone and help people use it for their personal evolution. This seminar will look at Leo’s influence on astrology and how it can still be seen today and will include a look at his birth chart.

July

Dane Rudhyar: ‘The Seed Man’

with Frances Clynes
Saturday 2nd July
9.30–11.00am BST

All Levels
ENROL HERE – Coming soon

Dane Rudhyar (1895-1985) artist, novelist, Theosophist and Jungian had an astrological career spanning almost fifty years. He was a pioneer of a person-centred, spiritually-oriented, psychological astrology with strong Theosophical and Jungian influence. This seminar will look at Rudhyar’s contribution to the development of psychological astrology in the twentieth century and will include a look at his birth chart.

Astrology, Synchronicity and the Soul

with Brian Clark
Saturday 9th July
9.30–11.00am BST

All Levels
ENROL HERE – Coming Soon

The simultaneity between an astrological transit and an outer event, the psychic parallelism between an aspect and a feeling state or the correspondence between an astrological signature and a personality type are all recurring experiences for astrologers. So much so that Carl Jung suggested astrology was ‘an example of synchronicity on a grand scale’.

We will explore Jung’s synchronous encounters, the ‘problem of synchronicity’, his astrological experiment with synastry and synchronicity, and how, like Jung, we continue to try and explain the mystery and synchrony of astrology through our  ingrained education in the sovereignty of causality. Astrological practice liberates us from causal judgement and chronological order, allowing the separation between soul and matter to be suspended. Reflecting on synchronicity confirms astrology to be a creative nexus between temporality and eternality, widening our potentiality for psychic vision and sensibility.

Astrology, Myths and Archetypes

with Marielle Churaqui
Saturday 16th July
9.30–11.00am BST

All Levels
ENROL HERE – Coming Soon

The extensive use of mythology is one of the most exciting developments in modern astrology. Astrologers such as Liz Greene have used myths as a wonderful and powerful means of bringing astrological symbolism to life. This approach is sometimes described as archetypal astrology. This is in reference to the Jungian psychologist James Hillman who founded a movement he named ‘archetypal psychology’.

In this seminar we will explore the characteristics of archetypal astrology and how it is influenced by Hillman’s ideas, including what he understands by the imagination and how it is linked to his concept of the soul.

Beyond the Bounds: Black Moon Lilith

with Carole Taylor
Saturday 30th July
3.00–4.30pm BST

All Levels
ENROL HERE – Coming Soon

The Black Moon (also known as Lilith) occupies the empty focal point of the Moon’s elliptical orbit around the Earth. In folklore, Lilith was the first wife of Adam, created not from his rib, as Eve was, but from primal earth like her husband, giving her equal status. Refusing to be betray her own nature, she chose exile rather than submission. Long associated with a negative image of the feminine as demon or sorceress, on a collective level she is the untamed spirit of nature, whilst on a personal level this is a place where we often have to fight to claim our territory or develop the confidence to express our potential. Here we may have found ourselves diminished by authority and pushed to the margin or playing the renegade. We will explore this powerful archetype both in natal charts and as an image relevant to current issues of climate change and ecology.

[If you do not have astrological software, there are free online chart calculators which can tell you the position of Black Moon Lilith in your chart – for example on the Astrodienst website. Go to https://www.astro.com and choose ‘Free Horoscopes’ and then ‘Extended Chart Selection’ to calculate your natal chart, choosing ‘Additional Objects’ to add in Lilith]

August

Images of the Archetypal Feminine: The Asteroid Goddesses

with Carole Taylor
Saturday 6th August
3.00–4.30pm BST

All Levels
ENROL HERE – Coming Soon

The four largest of the asteroids, Ceres, Pallas Athene, Juno and Vesta, offer enrichment in our view of feminine archetypes, beyond what we might gain from traditional associations of Venus and the Moon as consort or caregiver. Circling between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, these four deities echo a time before the sky gods came to dominate over the worship of the mother goddess and their stories reveal aspects of how the feminine has adjusted itself to the masculine. Like all archetypes though, they are relevant to all of us – where the asteroids lie in our charts, we encounter important aspects of human experience. This session will trace the story of these four asteroid goddesses: their roots in ancient myth, their re-emergence into western consciousness at the start of the 19th century and their contemporary relevance, focusing of course on how we might interpret them in our own birth charts.

[If you do not have astrological software, there are free online chart calculators which can tell you the position of these four asteroids in your chart – for example on the Astrodienst website. Go to https://www.astro.com and choose ‘Free Horoscopes’ and then ‘Extended Chart Selection’ to calculate your natal chart, choosing ‘Additional Objects’ to add them in].