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!
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.
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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.
9 May 2020
Special 2-hour presentation
Listening to the Centaurs in a Difficult Time
with Melanie Reinhart
Many different astrological signifiers can be applied to our current pandemic situation. As Chiron’s story deeply concerns the meaning of our experience of wounding and healing on the journey of awakening, we take time to reflect on the world-wide crisis unfolding. Let’s meet this startling phenomenon in ways other than fear-inducing: through the lens of astrology, mythology, story and symbolism. Chiron and the Centaur Pholus square each other from 2015-2022, and we refer to this aspect as reflected in ‘the collective’, to see how it has been resonating with the question “What does this mean to me?” By staying close to our own personal responses, beyond reactivity, maybe we can hear the Cosmos gently speaking to us through these two Centaurs. Do join us for this contemplative exploration. We’ll have extra time for questions towards the end of the presentation.
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.
4 July 2020
An Archaeology of the Astrological Houses
Part 1: Places of the Soul
with Brian Clark
When you enrol on Part 1, you'll get a chance to save £5 by booking Part 2 at the same time.
Astrologically the spirit of place infuses all the astrological houses, emotionally and spiritually, as well as literally. During our first class we will excavate the layers of the astrological houses to locate their deeper levels of experience. We will look at their signs, rulers and planets to understand the interface between houses of the horoscope. What happens when we re-locate our horoscopes and house positions of planets shift? We will consider our charts in different geographical settings to see how our natal disposition might be re-situated.
11 July 2020
An Archaeology of the Astrological Houses
Part 2: Inhabiting the Space
with Brian Clark
Inhabit suggests dwelling in, but also implies what is instinctually habitual. Place is very individual; who can explain why we are drawn to certain places from a young age; why some prefer cities, others villages. In Part 2 we will consider place from the perspective of the soul, using the natal and relocated houses of the horoscope and their resident planetary archetypes to help us consciously cooperate with ensouling our personal and our collective space.
25 July 2020
Between Heaven and Earth –
Heliacal Rising and Setting Stars
with Christian König
The ascent of the soul was always a predominant theme of humanity. The Pyramid Texts consider that the soul comes from the stars and returns back to them after death. Astrologically, starphasing mirrors this: Some stars become visible after being absent from the sky (heliacal rising), others return to Earth after living with the immortal circumpolar stars (heliacal setting). In this workshop, we will encounter these two special stars that guide you. Everyone has a heliacal rising and setting star; it’s a bridge between Heaven and Earth, an important life theme beyond the chart. What is my mission and how can I fulfill it?
Christian König is a practicing astrologer for more than 30 years and has been in love with astrology since he was 11 years old. He is a “Certified Astrologer of the German Astrological Association” and also works as a licensed psychotherapist (depth psychology and trauma therapy) with university degree in psychology. It is his passion to bring the starry sky back into astrology.