Winter Weekend 2019

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Please contact Deborah Morgan, Winter Weekend Organiser, if you wish to attend.

Emerging Visions of the Soul:
Working with Transits of Healing and Transformation

Friday 1st February – Sunday 3rd February 2019
The Ammerdown Centre, near Bath, Somerset

with Cat Cox, Lindsay Gladstone, and Deborah Morgan

We’re delighted to announce the next Winter Weekend! This is your chance to work with and deepen your view of astrology with fellow students and three highly experienced Faculty tutors in a retreat setting. The atmosphere will heighten awareness of your astrological potential in a gentle yet effective manner using symbolic, cosmological and experiential techniques that will enable intuitive and intellectual perceptions to arise over the course of the weekend, and beyond. We very much hope that you will join us.

Course Content

Emerging Visions of the Soul: Working with Transits of Healing and Transformation is ideal for those seeking to participate with major transits of Chiron, Neptune and Pluto at a soul level, and to reflect upon the gifts granted by these planetary archetypes and their passage through our charts. The quest for self-realisation, fulfilment and spiritual connection can be a lifelong journey and the outer transits can mark transitions into a new way of being, into deep healing and into a renewed connection to life. Working with and reflecting on these archetypal astrological processes within in a supportive and nurturing environment can bring fresh clarity, new astrological insight and assist in deepening the integration of these powerful stages of renewal within the soul’s journey. Together, we will discover how working with Chiron, Neptune and Pluto can enable and empower a deeper understanding of the life path and the threads of healing and transformation that weave through it.

Winter Weekend 2019 is suitable for Faculty Diploma Level 1 students and above, keen to deepen their chart work and forecasting interpretations. Non-Faculty students are welcome and will be expected to be familiar in all areas of natal chart interpretation and transits. If you are uncertain, please contact the Winter Weekend Organiser to check your eligibility.


The weekend of Friday 1st February - 3rd February 2019 coincides with the Celtic fire festival of Imbolc which marks the first stirrings of spring after the depth of winter. The Sun is beginning to gain in strength at this time after the rebirth of the Winter Solstice, igniting the inner divine flame that will illuminate the solar year and guide you through the transformative awakening of the Winter Weekend.

Course Schedule

The course starts with a formal welcome and drinks at 6pm on Friday 1st February and finishes at 1pm on Sunday 3rd February. Additionally, students can choose to attend an optional session from 2.30-3.45pm on the Sunday. View the Winter Weekend Schedule.


Ammerdown is a retreat centre in a private estate near Bath in the south west of England and has excellent facilities, including wi-fi, lounge, library, meditation space, chapel and bar. Students will be able to access the formal gardens, parkland, maze and woods during their stay. More information can be found here:

The Ammerdown Centre can be accessed easily from the M4 (Junction 17) if travelling by car, and by cab from nearby Bath Spa station if rail travel is preferred. The nearest airport is Bristol.

Place Availability

The number of places is restricted to a maximum of 23 students and these are allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Students are therefore strongly advised to book early to ensure their place on this highly popular event.

Residential Fees

The residential fee of £475 includes all meals and refreshments as well as accommodation from Friday evening until Sunday lunchtime. Residential attendance is highly recommended in order to gain the most from the Winter Weekend. Pay in full now, or choose to pay by instalments.

Non-Residential Fees

A limited number of non-residential places are available. Please contact the Winter Weekend Organiser directly for more information and a booking form. Payment in full is requested for non-residential participation; no instalment plan is available.

Please note: Payment for the Winter Weekend includes a non-refundable deposit of £175.

Non-Faculty Students

Non-Faculty students may attend at the tutors’ discretion. Please contact the Winter Weekend Organiser for more information. Students new to the Faculty will be charged an additional one-off new student fee of £35 in addition to the course fee.


Ammerdown provides several options for accommodation and single, twin and double rooms are available. All have en-suite toilets and handbasins and the majority also have showers. There is also accessible accommodation and ample free parking.

Dietary Requirements

Ammerdown offers a range of special diets: dairy free, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan, if notified in advance. The centre may be able to cater for other requirements which might incur an additional charge. Please specify your preferred option when booking or contact the Winter Weekend Organiser if this not listed.


Cat Cox M.A. D.F.Astrol.S.
Faculty President & Head Tutor

Cat began studying astrology over 30 years ago and was awarded the Faculty Diploma in 1996. She has studied horary astrology with John Frawley and was awarded the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology from Bath Spa University in 2007. She joined the Faculty Council in 2008, has held the role of Head Tutor since 2013, has taught by Distance Learning, in London Classes and at Summer School and is the current President. She is interested in the philosophical perspectives which inform our art and the experiential and magical dimensions of our practice and how we work practically with symbols and myth. She practices in London and over time has come to view her work with charts as a spiritual practice.

Lindsay Gladstone M.A. D.F.Astrol.S.
Faculty Tutor

Inspired by a heartfelt connection to the starry heavens Lindsay’s passion for astrology gained her the Faculty Diploma in 2012. Fascinated by the encapsulation of the divine encoded within the symbolism of astrology her particular interests focus on the creation myths, sacred landscapes and heart-centred philosophy. She holds the M.A. in Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred from Canterbury Christ Church University. Lindsay has her practice in West Sussex.

Deborah Morgan - B.A. (Hons) D.F.Astrol.S. S.T.A. Cert.
Winter Weekend Organiser & Faculty Tutor

Deborah has taught London classes, modules at Summer School and is a distance learning tutor. She runs her own astrological practice based in Nottingham and specialises in using astrology for personal and business development work, using experiential techniques together with astrology to assist clients in moving forward towards their spiritual and temporal goals. She is keenly interested in the Western Mystery Tradition, literature and mythologies and their links with astrology.

Course Cancellation and Travel Insurance

In the unlikely event that the course attracts too few students for us to run it successfully, the Faculty of Astrological Studies reserves the right to cancel. For this reason, the Faculty strongly advises that students obtain travel insurance if booking flights from outside the UK. Any deposit paid by the student will be refunded if the course is cancelled.

Contact Us

Please email Deborah Morgan, the Winter Weekend Organiser, with any questions at

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