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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15 August 2020
3.00–4.30pm BST
The Nature of Desire: Venus and Mars in Relationships
Part 2: Transits and Progressions
with Carole Taylor

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In this seminar, we will look at Venus and Mars in forecasting. What happens when these planets are evoked through transits or progressions? At these times we encounter the instinctual forces of our own desire, which both Freud and Jung identified in different ways as fundamental to the life force. Within the crucible of our relationships, and the processes of attraction and conflict, we experience the unfolding of our innate creative spirit.


5 September 2020
3.00–4.30pm BST
The Outer Planets: Collective Forces Embedded in Individuals
with Alejo López

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The discovery of the outer planets shocked the Hellenistic cosmological pantheon. As new discoveries and events happened on Earth, humanity was finally able to grasp the light of potent gods whose kingdoms were once surrounded by mystery. Uranus, father of us all, the old creative Sky; Neptune, lord of the secrets and wonders of the Sea; and Pluto, invisible king in the underworld and ruler of the dead. These powerful gods who connect us with forces and events that threaten our sense of individuality can also aid us in participating with collective currents. These are the outer planets, out of our control and who break our sense of separate individuals to offer us other kinds of treasures.

In this seminar, we will study their meaning and mythology and we will see how to interpret them according to their condition on a natal chart.


2-Part Series with Stevi Gaydon
Intermediate Level Skills

26 September – Part 1: Developing Natal Chart Interpretation Skills
3 October – Part 2: Identifying Forecasting Themes

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26 September 2020
3.00–4.30pm BST
Intermediate Level Skills
Part 1: Developing Natal Chart Interpretation Skills

with Stevi Gaydon

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Chart readings can be given at different levels, some are literal whilst others reflect more emotional or archetypal perspectives.  None is ‘wrong’ and all can be valuable depending on the chart owner and the situation being discussed.

In this seminar we will look at ways to develop a more archetypal and imaginal style of interpretation which allows intuition to play a bigger part and which can be more meaningful.   Stevi will consider two or three charts as examples and use one fairly in depth – working with it to the point of identifying its main themes.  This is the chart she will use in Part 2.


3 October 2020
3.00–4.30pm BST
Intermediate Level Skills
Part 2: Identifying Forecasting Themes

with Stevi Gaydon

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All participants will receive a copy of the Chart mentioned in Part 1.  This chart, with the outstanding factors and Main Themes identified, will be used for the forecasting.

In the seminar, Stevi will work through all the forecasting factors for a particular year: transits, progressions, directions and solar returns.  Her approach will be systematic, first considering which are the most important ‘stand out’ parts of the forecast, then looking at the interpretations of those factors, and finally building a picture of the likely themes in the year ahead.

These seminars are suitable for people who are familiar with natal chart interpretation and the four types of forecasting we use.  This is equivalent to Modules 1-5.


17 October 2020
3.00–4.30pm BST
Pluto Transits: The Underworld Vision
with Deborah Morgan

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The god Pluto ruled the underworld in Classical myth, an unfamiliar land full of apparent threats to individuals brave enough to enter. Yet Pluto can be a guide and guardian who reveals wisdom, determination and immense spiritual riches, and an archetype who can support us through the considerable life changes often signified by its transits.

Pluto’s symbolic terrain will be explored in myth, folklore and modern narratives of place, loss and metamorphosis as a new understanding emerges from the individual and collective experience of the underworld. The importance of the waxing square of the Pluto cycle, a major mid-life transit, will be considered as a significant stage in the process of self-development, as well as Pluto transits to angles and other natal chart factors. Ways of taking this work further will be included, as will case study charts exemplifying Plutonic themes of descent, renewal and rebirth.

This online seminar is suitable for those familiar with transits keen to develop their interpretation and understanding of these further.


24 October 2020
3.00–4.30pm BST
Primary Directions: A New (Old) Spin on Forecasting
with Toby Aldren

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Learn how Primary Directions can offer a beautifully simple method of forecasting, rather like poetry in the sky. In this seminar, Toby will introduce the concept in accessible stages and will also, for those who dare, briefly peek into some ways this ancient system became complicated, making many an astrologer run for the hills. Once that smoke has blown away, we’ll come back to basics and see movement of the chart through new eyes. We’ll visualise the turning sky following the moment of birth, use software to calculate the timing, and imagine ways the symbolism might play out in the person’s lifetime. 

This seminar is geared to those who are comfortable with natal chart interpretation. Some experience interpreting transits and progressions is useful. Warning: We’re stepping off the Ecliptic. Where we’re going, an ephemeris won’t help. Hey, live on the wild side.


31 October 2020
3.00–4.30pm GMT
Exploring the Houses of the Chart
with Sue Farebrother

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In which areas of your life do your experiences most often resonate? Are there any less prominent areas? The twelve astrological houses, their rulers and the planets placed in them, reveal where and how your planets are part of your key life patterns, which we will examine today.


14 November 2020
3.00–4.30pm GMT
Working with Chiron Transits:
A Path to Healing and Compassion

with Cat Cox

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As the wounded healer traverses our chart over his fifty year cycle we may meet experiences of wounding and pain and move towards deeper healing and personal integration. At times these transits can reveal patterns from the past to aid our healing, and the development of wisdom, kindness and compassion for ourselves and others can emerge as gifts and practices along the way.  In this seminar we will explore the myth, symbolism and meaning of Chiron transits and how to work with these key healing transits in practice.


21 November 2020
3.00–4.30pm GMT
Midpoints: A New World of Information
with Mónica Teixeira

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The principle of midpoints is that in every chart there is a point where each planetary combination (A,B) comes together and expresses itself as a unity (C). So, even if there are no aspects between the Sun and the Moon, we can calculate the point where the combined energies come together.

Midpoints give us a new world of information that is hidden in each degree of the chart. We will study the basics of the technique, along with situations where they can really identify the main themes in the person’s life and help to refine the chart interpretation, as well as, forecasting work.


5 December 2020
3.00–4.30pm GMT
Yearly Solar Returns
with Sue Farebrother

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Sometimes known as the ‘birthday chart’, the annual Solar Return chart reflects the changes in comparison with your natal chart in the year to come. Whereas the Solar Return chart is in no way a replacement for the natal chart, yet it is a vital part of forecasting material that maps out the unfolding of your future over the next year. We will explore how to work with this chart, as a part of various methods for forecasting.


12 December 2020
3.00–4.30pm GMT
The Annual Christmas Seminar:
The Astrology of the Shadow
with Carole Taylor

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Jung saw the shadow as the disowned self, the hidden dark dimension of the personality relegated to the depths of the unconscious because it evokes fear or shame. What is repressed or unacknowledged is easily projected onto others and onto the world, until we recognise it and integrate it into conscious life. For Jung, this was the work of individuation, the alchemical transformation of the personality through integration of the shadow side, the depths of which contain some of our richest and most creative potentials. In the birth chart, it is often associated with hidden or projected places such as the 7th, 8th and 12th houses, and the more testing planets such as Mars, Saturn and Pluto. Yet the shadow is not confined to these; everything in the chart contains the potential for it.

As we approach the winter solstice, the high point of the year’s darkness, we will explore the nature and working of the shadow in the birth chart, drawing on psychology, mythology, literature and art in seeking to understand the relationship between light and dark at the heart of life.


30 January 2021
3.00–4.30pm GMT
Speaking to the Times
with Dragana Van de moortel-Ilić

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We are repeatedly hearing the words, “After 2020 the world will not be the same, and we will have to adapt to the ‘new normal’”.  Is this really the case? What could be the ‘new normal’? Pluto, Saturn and Jupiter in Capricorn in 2020 brought changes to the economy, travel, health and politics on a global level. ‘I cannot breathe’ was a sentence we have heard many times, which can be connected with a long lasting absence of slow planets in air signs.  In 2021 Saturn and Jupiter will spend most of the time in Aquarius, and the North Node in Gemini, all of them making favourable aspects with each other and with Chiron in Aries. Can we be optimistic and say that global healing is coming? Should we be afraid of three squares of Saturn in Aquarius with Uranus in Taurus? This seminar will discuss those themes and many others, which are linked with planetary positions in 2021.


6 February 2021
3.00–4.30pm GMT
Here Be Dragons: The Nodes of the Moon
with Lindsay Gladstone

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Acting as a compass for the karmic evolution of the soul, the axis of the lunar nodes is often referred to as ‘The Path of Destiny’. In ancient times this celestial dragon evoked awe in priests and astronomers  alike, as at eclipses, it was seen to temporarily devour the Sun or the Moon from the heavens.

In Western astrology the Dragon’s Head (North Node) is seen to promote evolution and growth of hitherto untapped potential of the individual, while the Dragon’s Tail (South Node), embodies primal behaviour patterns that are brought into this physical incarnation, bringing with them a sense of familiarity and security.

The recognition of this combination of past and future, experienced in the present, is key to one’s development of well-being and wholeness. Contemplating its symbolism we will look at example charts that describe the expression of this powerful axis.


3-Part Series with Frances Clynes
Plotting the Heavens

20 February – Part 1: The Celestial Sphere
6 March – Part 2: Calculating the Angles
10 April – Part 3: Calculating the Positions of the Planets

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20 February 2021
3.00–4.30pm GMT
Plotting the Heavens
Part 1: The Celestial Sphere

with Frances Clynes

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In the world of computer-generated horoscopes, it is easy to forget that the chart is a representation of the sky. This seminar looks at the systems we use to map the sky and their relationship to the structure of the horoscope.


6 March 2021
3.00–4.30pm GMT
Plotting the Heavens
Part 2: Calculating the Angles

with Frances Clynes

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The manual calculation of the horoscope can appear daunting to beginners and experienced astrologers alike. This seminar focuses on the first step of the process – the calculation of the angles – and simplifies it by breaking it down into a series of easy steps.


20 March 2021
3.00–4.30pm GMT
A Time and a Place: The Difference Between Signs and Houses and How to Approach it When Assessing a Chart
with Alejo López

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Often signs are confused with houses or vice versa. While there is definitely some resonance among them, the ancients were quite specific and clear when describing the realm of each one of these factors, stressing their use and contrasting meanings. For them, Mars in Aries was not similar to Mars in the 1st house. Sometimes, modern astrology forgets that signs describe modes of being while houses are ‘places’ or areas of life. In this seminar, we will study the astronomy of houses and signs to clearly see why they are speaking of different realms. From there we will deepen our understanding of how to interpret them when assessing natal charts.


10 April 2021
3.00–4.30pm BST
Plotting the Heavens
Part 3: Calculating the Positions of the Planets

with Frances Clynes

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Following on from the earlier seminar in calculating the angles, this seminar takes the same approach with the calculation of the planetary positions and break the process down into a series of easy steps.


17 April 2021
3.00–4.30pm BST
Transits of the Nodes
with Deborah Morgan

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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
7.00–8.30pm BST
AstroCartoGraphy
with Glòria Roca

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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
3.00–4.30pm BST
Electional Astrology:
The Art of Aligning Our Plans 
with the Heavens
with Cat Cox

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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
3.00–4.30pm BST
Progressions: Navigating the Inner Life
with Cat Cox

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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
7.00–8.30pm BST
Local Space Astrology
with Glòria Roca

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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
3.00–4.30pm BST
The Lunation Cycle
with Lisa Stockley

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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
3.00–4.30pm BST
Greater than the Sum of its Parts: Finding Themes in the Natal Chart
with Lisa Stockley

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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
3.00–4.30pm BST
The Unique Power of Harmonics: H5, H7 and H9
with Mónica Teixeira

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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.

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