Upcoming 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!
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The Faculty uses Zoom as an online platform. If this is your first time enrolling, please read Joining an Online Seminar Using Zoom.
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22 February 2020
The Progressed Moon
with Carole Taylor
Progressions reflect the changing shape of our inner world, and perhaps none more powerfully than the movements of the progressed Moon. We encounter each successive dimension of life as it moves through the houses, experiencing and absorbing through soul and body, and weaving it into memory. In addition, we have the progressed Moon’s cycle in relation to its own place, a cycle of emotional development – and also its cycle in relation to the Sun, in which the world of everyday (lunar) experience becomes incorporated as part of the great alchemical work of the Sun. Along the way, the progressed Moon touches each natal chart factor in turn, bringing a soulful awareness to each part of our personality.
The progressed Moon is where we feed at any given time, or where we seek a sense of belonging or connection, where what is unfamiliar becomes familiar and ingrained. This seminar will explore the meaning of the progressed Moon – through its aspects to other chart factors, its progress through the houses, and its cycles in relation to itself and to the Sun.
14 March 2020
Using House Rulerships
with Stevi Gaydon
The sign on a house cusp reveals the area of life in which the principle of that sign is likely to be manifested and learned. The planetary ruler of the sign also brings the energy from the house it rules to the house in which it is placed and vice versa. So, the houses in the birth chart are linked together in different ways.
The ruler of a house indicates how we may express ourselves in the area of life associated with the house. It also suggests how the matters of that house are likely to be manifested and so relates to experiences. This idea can be confusing to students initially but once it is understood, house rulership exploration brings added depth and life to interpretations.
In this seminar we will look at the mechanics of the technique and, through case study examples, discover the insights that can be gained from their use.
21 March 2020
A Place for the Soul:
Working with Astro-Cartography Maps
with Carole Taylor
An astro-cartography (ACG) map shows where in the world each of our planets would have occupied one of the four angles, had we been born in that place. It is part of the suite of ‘astro-geography’ techniques which together acknowledge the dynamic influence of geography on our development as individuals. We all have places we long to visit and some we are fearful of; others draw us in, as if catching us in the web of fate – our psychology is linked inextricably to the effects of place: to the people, culture and patterns of life we find in different parts of the world.
The lines on an ACG map speak of a potential in the natal chart which opens to us when we engage with the energy of another location. This seminar explores the technique of astro-cartography and the related technique of chart relocation.
18 April 2020
Transits to Aspect Patterns:
These Special Periods in Your Life
with Glòria Roca
When a transit occurs it does not only produce some activity in relation to one particular planet or area in the chart. Unless the natal planet transited is unaspected, it is related to other parts of the chart through the aspects it makes to other planets. The latter will be indirectly activated by the transit, and this is particularly strong when aspect patterns are concerned, making the transits to aspect patterns turn into something special and of a longer effect.
25 April 2020
with Stevi Gaydon
At the Faculty we define Unaspected Planets as those that make no aspects to other planets or, have only one minor aspect.
Unaspected planets, unmodified by connection to other planets are not integrated into the chart. The individual with an unaspected planet is often unaware of how they express this planet although, paradoxically, it may be an area of compulsion, fascination and yearning for them. The placement can be indicative of innate talent and when the individual recognises this energy and understands how to use it, their potential can be developed and realised.
In this seminar we examine, via example charts, the possible manifestation of unaspected planets in people’s lives. We will also consider how we can support our clients in their understanding and appreciation of their natural ability in this area.
2 May 2020
Developing Chart Interpretation Skills
with Carole Taylor
We need a variety of skills to interpret a chart. We must learn to read each symbol and placement, and then appreciate how these components might interweave into potential themes. In doing so, we gain an idea of what moves and motivates this particular individual. Then we need to develop the skill of conveying this in a way which appreciates the flesh-and-blood person behind the archetypal pattern. We need to develop breadth, depth, and sensitivity.
In this seminar, we will explore one chart, working first to find the key chart factors and potential themes. We will then take a few of the most important features of the chart and explore these more fully, developing a richer understanding and expression for our work. In the process, we will consider very closely matters of style and sensitivity. We may have many wonderful ideas about a chart, and many of them may even turn out to be true! Yet not all of our ideas will be suitable to convey to the person and we must learn to tread with care and discernment.
16 May 2020
with Deborah Morgan
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 online seminar will provide a clear methodology for rectifying a chart that provides an effective birth time for astrological purposes and introduce the philosophical background to this intriguing technique.
It is recommended that attendees are familiar with natal chart work and forecasting methods in some depth in order to benefit fully from the online seminar.
23 May 2020
Solar Arc Directions
with Carole Taylor
Solar arcs employ the movement of the progressed Sun, applying this to every planet, angle and factor in the chart. With everything moving at the same pace, preserving the original pattern of the birth chart, the result is like the slow movement of a clock or dial, a stately dance in perfect synchrony with the progress of the shining Sun. Solar arcs thus offer a particular quality of experience – unlike the subtle inner flow of secondary progressions, they often coincide with outer events and key moments of progress, growth or change, giving us a sense of something ‘fated’ but which ultimately serves our solar purpose. We will explore this technique and how to use it alongside other forecasting tools.
6 June 2020
The Consultation Chart:
Illuminating the Importance of the Moment in Client Work
with Deborah Morgan
A chart drawn up for the start of a consultation can indicate the prevailing astrological weather and its symbolism can interweave with the dialogue between astrologer and client, shedding light on topics likely to arise and the overall experience of the consultation in question. It can contrast issues that may be a preoccupation on the day with the questions asked by the client in advance and provide valuable insights, especially when compared with the natal charts of the astrologer and client, indicating their individual and shared experience of the consulting room.
The popularity of online consultations raises interesting questions about the technicalities of consultation charts, especially when participants are in different time zones and continents. The online seminar will consider these and their implications for virtual interactions, in addition to the supportive role that consultation charts can play in such situations.
This online seminar is suitable for attendees wishing to begin seeing clients or seeking to expand their practice.
27 June 2020
Eclipses: Myth, Meaning and Interpretation
with Cat Cox
Solar and lunar eclipses can evoke a powerful sense of awe, as the new or full moon aligns with the mysterious nodal axis and celestial light meets shadow. Viewed as gateways into the hidden territory of the inner world with its potency for deep seeding, catalytic change and transformative action we can find ourselves experiencing powerful shifts at these times. In this seminar we will explore the mythology, symbolism and meaning of these powerful celestial events which resonate deeply within the imagination and we will look at their patterns, consider technicalities for use and explore their interpretation in natal forecasting.