Winter Weekend 2020

Pathways of Healing and Renewal of the Soul:
Illuminating the Transits of Chiron, Neptune and Pluto

Friday 14th February – Sunday 16th February 2020
The Ammerdown Centre, near Bath, Somerset

with Cat Cox and Lindsay Gladstone

 Bookings close 1st February

Pathways of Healing and Renewal of the Soul is your chance to work with and deepen your experience and understanding of astrology with fellow students and two 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

The Winter Weekend 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, deep healing and 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 interweaving threads of healing and transformation contained within symbolic and physical imagery of pathways. The Ammerdown Centre has a labyrinth, mirroring the inner process of exploration and discovery, which you may wish to walk.

Course Requirements

The Winter Weekend 2020 is suitable for Faculty Diploma Level I 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 14th February – Sunday 16th February coincides with the stirrings of spring after the depth of winter. The Sun is gaining in strength as it journeys towards the Spring Equinox after the rebirth of the Winter Solstice, igniting the inner divine flame that will guide you through the transformative awakening of the Winter Weekend.

Course 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 20 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 £495 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 and it is possible to pay via instalments if preferred. Paying by instalments is no longer an option at this time.



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 £195.

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 in 1984 and was awarded the Faculty Diploma in 1996 and the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology from Bath Spa University in 2007. Cat is the President and Head Tutor of the Faculty and has taught with the school since 2006. Her interests in healing, Jungian and transpersonal psychology, goddess spirituality and the Western Mysteries inform her approach to astrology including how we work psychologically, experientially and ritually with symbols and myth. She practices in London and over time has come to view her work with charts as a spiritual practice and her relationship with astrology as a path of the soul.

Lindsay Gladstone M.A. D.F.Astrol.S.
Faculty Tutor, Summer School Registrar, and Head of Exams

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.

Winter Weekend Organiser

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

As Winter Weekend Organiser, Deborah handles all bookings and queries for the Winter Weekend. 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 or in the event of adverse weather conditions, the Faculty of Astrological Studies reserves the right to cancel. Course fees paid by the student will be refunded in full if the course is cancelled.

N.B.: The Faculty of Astrological Studies strongly advises that all students obtain travel insurance that will completely reimburse all travel costs as these cannot be covered by the Faculty.

Contact Us

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

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