Schedule

Please Note – Schedule is subject to change

Thursday, May 25, 2023

1:00 pm – 5:30 pm PDT | Pre-Conference Workshop - $115/$145 (this is an add-on, not included with conference registration)

Workshop Description
Though three-planet combinations excite with their promise of concentrated meaning and power, their complexity often severely impedes clear and useful interpretation. Starting with Vettius Valens’ three-planet interpretive text as a basis, we will explore all 36 combinations of the seven visible planets. In order to make this mass comprehensible, we will break them down into families based on commonalities between the constituent planets, with a special eye toward malefics, benefics, sect, and elemental qualities. Finally, we’ll pull in specific instances of three-planet combinations from adjacent texts, as well as three-planet yogas from Vedic astrology for further illumination. 

Friday, May 26, 2023

9:00 am – noon PDT | Pre-Conference Workshop - $80/$110 (this is an add-on, not included with conference registration)

Workshop Description:
Learn and apply the foundations of Medical Astrology in this chart reading intensive. We will cover Renaissance Medical Astrology, medical parans, declination, Arabic Parts and midpoints. You’ll learn cutting-edge ways of working with Medical Astrology using techniques from Uranian Astrology and Cosmobiology. We’ll explore the natal Part of Sickness and how it can give clues to periods of decreased vitality in our lives. We will also cover the timing of medical events through example charts of the onset, curing, and recurrence of diseases using Solar and Lunar Returns, Embolismic Lunations, Secondary Directions, Solar Arc Directions, and Transits.

Workshop Description: 
Learn how to prioritize the factors that contribute to a planet’s good or poor condition regarding the matters it signifies. Then, learn how to recognize the factors that can mitigate or even transform the poor condition of a planet or house it occupies or rules towards more positive outcomes. Bring your charts for this hands-on workshop. Some prior knowledge of traditional astrology recommended.

Workshop Description: 
In this workshop we will discuss and work through how to launch and create your business or get it moving, how to find a profitable niche, clarification of purpose to help your clients know who you serve, how to find clients, and we will discuss my 5 energetic shifts to help alignment with the success of your business. This workshop is all about helping you build a profitable and energetically sound astrological business. You have an opportunity to leave with actions to put immediately in place and clarity.

Workshop Description: 
“Forget what you’ve been taught…so you can remember what you know” Alan Cohen

Astrology does not need to bow to the current collective ‘religion’
called rationalism, but rather, should proudly claim its core principles as a truth, ones that ration alone cannot explain. As above, so below, as within, so without – as the universe, so the soul! By opening to the ‘irrational’ and expanding our field of awareness, we can reclaim our Archaic Ancestral inheritance and commune directly with nature and the cosmos. Using various techniques and practices, Patricia will guide you to open to the universe within and explore the living archetypes… beyond what you think you know! (For those joining virtually, earbuds are recommended for the experiential exercises)

12:45 - 1:15 pm PDT - Opening Ceremony
1:15 - 2:15 pm PDT

Lecture Description: 
The explosion of interest in Astrology in the last decade has completely shifted the landscape of our field. More people are calling themselves professional Astrologers, more people are aware of the dynamics of their birth chart, and more people are turning to Astrologers in order to help them navigate these extraordinary times. With Astrology being called to stand up for itself on the world stage, how will we respond? What is next for Astrology in the world to come?

Additional lectures:

Friday / 9:00 am – 12 pm PDT –
Essential Medical Astrology: Identifying the Stellar Influences on Health within the Horoscope

Saturday / 10:30 am PDT – Midpoints of Health within the Horoscope

2:30 - 3:45 pm

Lecture Description: 
In Astrology very often the aspects of having no aspect is often overlooked to the great detriment of practitioners & clients alike. Aversions are considered to be blind spots that exist within the natal chart. We will explore in what ways aversions can influence the chart, turning blind spots into the ability to see in the dark. We will tune into how this shows up from a physiological & psychological perspective. (EA/Traditional) (Intermediate)

Additional Lecture:

Saturday / 1:45 pm PDT
Holistic Health & Astrology: Infusing Emotional & Psychological with the Physiological

Lecture Description: 
Brothers Lyle and Erik Menendez were convicted of the 1989 murders of their parents Jose and Kitty Menendez at their Beverly Hills mansion. Their subsequent public trial mesmerized and horrified the nation. We’ll use traditional timing methods, especially the calculation of the Lot of the Father, and the Lot of the Death of the Father, in order to understand these crimes and to pressure-test the efficacy of timing techniques in the face of horror. (Traditional) (intermediate)

Additional Lectures:

Thursday / 1:00 pm PDT  –  (workshop) – A Horde of Triplets: Understanding Three-Planet Combinations 

Sunday / 1:45 pm PDT – Seven Stages

Lecture Description:  
Depictions of Chiron with the many heroes he initiated suggest profound mirroring between teacher and student: bodies arched together, gazing in a shared direction, mutual stillness. In this talk we will explore how this creature of two worlds moved between them and empowered students to do the same. We will explore what it means psychologically to shapeshift, how wounds require one to progressively embody different forms and dimensions of self in more diverse and interesting ways across a lifetime. (Mythic/Psychological) (all)

Additional Lectures:

Sunday / 3:45 pm PDT –
The Symbol in the Symptom: When Planets Find Themselves in the 6th House

Monday / 10:00 am PDT  – 
Working with Symbolism in Consultation: Helping Planets Tell Their Stories(workshop)

Lecture Description: 
Agrippa, in his “Three Books of Occult Philosophy”, detailed techniques on finding the good and evil daemons, which are spirits that accompany us, through a variety of astrological techniques. Additionally, he described how to find their names. This lecture will describe and show these techniques. By the end of this lecture, attendees should have the basic tools to identify these daemons. Some historical and philosophical material will also be included. (Traditional) (intermediate)

Lecture Description: 
The arts are vessels for the planetary archetypes to express themselves in their full spectrum. Using examples of music and film, this presentation will offer an experiential encounter with Venus in aspect with each of the outer planets to demonstrate the complex interaction between the artist, the artwork, and astrology—the artistry of the cosmos. (Archetypal ) (all)

Additional Lectures:

Sunday / 3:45 pm PDT – Astrology and Psychedelics: A Symbiotic Relationship

4:15 - 5:30 pm

Lecture Description:  
Solar returns are a cornerstone technique in natal forecasting and prediction, but many traditional texts fail to address big questions we have in the 21st century. How do we work with relocated returns? Can you go somewhere else on your birthday and expect your year to change? How are trends and themes analyzed across astrological years? Using celebrity and client examples, we’ll cover all this and more in this exploratory lecture on annual revolutions. (Traditional) (beginner/intermediate)

Additional Lectures:

Sunday / 1:45 pm PDT – Finding Fortuna: A Technical Mirroring of the Mind

Lecture Description:   
Although it is clear that ancient astrologers considered both the domicile and exaltation rulers of the signs to be of great importance, it isn’t clear how the earliest astrologers differentiated the two categories of planetary rulers, either philosophically or in practical application. In this talk, I will present a working hypothesis about what the underlying differences might have been and how we might use each category uniquely when reading birth charts. (Traditional) (intermediate)

Additional Lecture:

Sunday / 10:30 am PDT – Searching for the Soul of Ancient Astrology

Monday / 10:00 am PDT – An Ancient Approach to the Phases of the Moon

Lecture Description:
The Game Changers of our Destinies. Personal planets, Mercury, Venus, and Mars, represent the drive to establish our lives, build, and function, but are thematically associated with their higher Octaves: the Transpersonal planets, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, representing the forces of evolution that challenge the status quo and prompt the evolution of consciousness. Maurice will take us on this extraordinary journey from personal to transpersonal, examining the current context of Uranus in Taurus, Neptune in Pisces/Aries, and Pluto in Aquarius. (EA) (all)

Additional Lecture:

Saturday/ 1:45 pm PDT – Saturn/Neptune Cycle: Pisces to Aries

Lecture Description: 
Not feeling heard, lack of intimacy, miscommunication, betrayal and absence of desire, are some of the common challenges experienced by couples. All too often these lead to painful ruptures in relationships. Looking at chart examples, we’ll explore some of the key planetary configurations in the individual, synastry, and composite charts of couples, that can help them navigate these challenges, re-establish a connection, or choose to consciously separate in a constructive way. (Modern) (all)

Additional Lectures:

Saturday/ 3:45 pm PDT – Falling In Love – The Fine Line Between Passion and Madness!

Lecture Description: 
Evolutionary astrology has many techniques for understanding various forms of trauma in the chart. In this lecture, Amanda will use client case studies and chart examples to illuminate ways hard aspects between the Moon, Uranus and related symbolism can describe a push toward healing intergenerational trauma and ancestral patterns that have shaped a person’s identity and emotional responses. This will include natal chart configurations as well as Moon-Uranus aspects by transit. (EA/Psychological) (beginner/intermediate)

6:30 pm PDT - Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 pm PDT

Lecture Description: 
When Steven’s first book was turned down, the rejection letter said “the thrust of modern astrology is egocentric and will always remain that way.” Spirituality is always about identifying with something that lies beyond our personalities, yet so much astrology is endless “me, me, me.” Can the two ever be reconciled, and if so, how?

Additional Lectures:

Saturday / 10:30 am PDT – Venus-Node Aspects and the Tragic Romantic

Monday / 10:00 am PDT – Working with Chiron (workshop)

9:30 - 10:15 pm PDT - Night Owl Lecture

Lecture Description: 
We find ourselves at a monumental time in history…between two Ages! Humanity’s spiritual evolution depends on our conscious ability to see beyond the ‘illusion of separation’, to fully employ our dreaming apparatus, and to express our inherent Oneness with all of nature. Join us opening night for this energizing, uplifting, and unifying multi-sensorial astrological activation. Let’s become the seed creators of our parallel reality and Imagine All The People living as One Human Family in accord with the Heavens…You will all be singing by the end!

Saturday, May 27, 2023

9:00 - 10:00 am PDT

Lecture Description:  
The future is here! Will it be a dystopia or a delight? We can gain perspective by understanding that Pluto in Capricorn’s ‘social renovation project’ continues in Aquarius, where we can expect the past and future to collide. Each archetype has a broad spectrum of meaning and can manifest in myriad ways, from the shadow to the light. Patricia will highlight both these potentials in the areas of technology, digital currency, energy, medicine, social issues, astrology and human consciousness itself.

Additional Lectures:

Saturday / 10:30 am PDT – Ethical Practices in Astrology

Monday / 10:00 am PDT – Day Dreaming into the Sky (workshop)

10:30 am - 11:45 am PDT

Lecture Description:  
Learn which midpoints correspond most with health and vitality within your horoscope. In this lecture, you’ll learn what a midpoint is, how to easily find them in a chart, and how to tell how a midpoint will impact you in terms of your health and wellbeing. We’ll review the general outline of looking at our chart from a Medical Astrology perspective and then see how the midpoints can further shed light on our physical constitution, health, and vitality. (Traditional/Uranian) (intermediate)

Additional Lectures:

Friday / 9:00 am PDT – Essential Medical Astrology: Identifying the Stellar Influences on Health within the Horoscope (workshop)

Saturday / 10:30 am PDT – Midpoints of Health within the Horoscope

Lecture Description:  
What if we were in conversation with the planets as if they were our most benevolent, beloved ancestors? What if we regarded them as living, sentient beings, as our wise, playful elders? What kind of ancestor would each planet be to you? We will interactively consider these questions from within the animistic and cosmogonic frameworks that cause them to emerge. (Traditional/Psychological) (beginner/intermediate)

Lecture Description:  
There are sad characters, longing for love, but never finding it. Often they’re either lonely or entangled in impossible relationships. Astrologically, there’s a configuration they often have in common: hard aspects between Venus and the lunar nodes. Long ago, in another body and another time, love hurt them. We evolutionary astrologers can diagnose their wound, along with their compulsion to repeat it. Even better, we can help them cure themselves and move forward into genuine intimacy. (Modern/EA) (intermediate)

Additional Lectures:

Friday / 7:30  pm PDT – TBD

Sunday / 1:45 pm PDT – The Three Succedent Houses – What’s Missing?

Monday / 10:00 am PDT – Working with Chiron (workshop)

Lecture Description:  
Suffering, confinement, enmity, and spiritual liberation are fused into the foundation of twelfth house meanings. Discover how the nature and condition of planets in the twelfth house, the houses they rule, as well as the ruler of the house provide lampposts along the path of the soul’s most challenging journey. Integration of traditional techniques with contemporary psychological and spiritual perspectives. (Hellenistic/Modern) (beginner/intermediate)

Additional Lectures:

Friday / 9:00 am PDT – Mitigation in Hellenistic Planetary Conditions (workshop)

Sunday / 10:30 am PDT – What About the 20,000 Other Asteroids

Lecture Description: 
This experiential lecture will utilize an audience volunteer to interpret their chart from the perspective of Evolutionary Astrology via the Jeffrey Wolf Green method. Spontaneous, with a start-to-finish illustration of counseling from a deep soul viewpoint, this lecture will provide a practical foundation for chart interpretation that includes a reincarnational understanding. (EA) (all)

Additional Lectures:

Sunday / 10:30 am – The Great Ingress Decade

12:30 pm PDT - Lunch
1:45 - 3:00 pm PDT

Lecture Description:  
In this lecture we will discuss why medical astrology as passed down in the tradition being infused with modern psychological astrology takes medical astrology to the next level. Acknowledging emotional, psychological experiences & how they relate to physiological materialization. When it comes to being a human in a body, a holistic understanding can cultivate a deeper sense of peace. (Contemporary Fusion) (all)

Lecture Description:
In the foundational Tetrabiblos, Ptolemy lays out a simple system dividing human life into seven archetypal stages, each assigned to one of the seven visible planets. Though upon first glance over-simple and unindividualized, in truth this technique provides us with both a quietly sophisticated developmental model, and an entirely functional time lord system. We’ll look at the seven planetary stages, compare them with developmental psychology, use them to time events, and demonstrate how they can bolster other timing methods. (Hellenistic) (beginner)

Additional Lectures:

Thursday / 1:00 pm PDT – A Horde of Triplets: Understanding Three-Planet Combinations (workshop)

Friday / 2:30 pm PDT – The Lot of the Father: Traditional Astrology and the Menendez Brothers

Lecture Description:  
The 37 year Saturn/Neptune cycle reaches a monumental milestone, as both planets now in Pisces are setting the tone for their exact conjunction on the 0 Aries Point (culmination in 2025-26). This cycle has radical influence on geo-politics, but also in our personal lives, prompting a seemingly impossible marriage of matter with spirit. (EA) (intermediate)

Additional Lectures:

Friday  / 4:15 pm PDT – Transpersonal Planets – Uranus, Neptune, Pluto

Lecture Description:  
Learn how to work with a powerful and ancient predictive technique with attention to its nuances. In this 75-minute lecture, Reynolds will discuss the power and issues with this technique, such as how can this method that uses the same time periods for people born during the day or night work consistently and accurately. Reynolds will also provide examples. (Medieval) (Intermediate)

Additional Lectures:

Sunday / 7:30 pm PDT – Astrology and Resilience

Lecture Description:  
Astro Cartography can be helpful to use in both natal analysis exploring why one might be more interested or drawn to certain places, cultures, food or languages around the world. It is also helpful to understand where events may unfold around the world on a mundane level. In this talk we shall look at some timings around the world on political and social events but also have some fun sharing our own charts to do some screen travelling. (Modern) (intermediate) 

Additional Lectures:

Sunday / 1:45 pm PDT – A Paradigm Shift

3:45 - 5:00 pm, PDT

Lecture Description:  
Since time immemorial, poems, books and songs have been written about the joys and despair of ‘falling’ in love! Join me in exploring the transits, progressions and synastry contacts, that can awaken this deeper and often dormant part of our psyche, pulling us into a ‘well’ of passion, and at times despair. How can our chart help us navigate this process creatively, so that we can emerge feeling stronger and more connected to self-love? (Modern) (all)

Additional Lectures: 

Friday / 4:15 pm – Help – We’ve Hit the Rocks! How Can Astrology Help Couples Navigate Challenges

Lecture Description: 
Join Laura in exploring Saturn from a more empowered point of view, and taking a walk through the houses (or as many as we can cover in 75 minutes).  (EA/Spiritual) (all)

Lecture Description:  
Often the least used of Progressions, Tertiary Progressions help you to tune into the emotional Progressions of the Moon. Every day after your birth is a month of life. Exploring the old and new energies of Tertiary progressions, you can see past life relationships end and new life energies beginning. This techniques also helps plot and pinpoint the highs and lows of difficult outer planet transits. (Modern) (intermediate)

Additional Lectures

Friday / 9:00 am PDT – Horary Workshop

Sunday / 9:00 am PDT – TBD

Lecture Description:  
The Hellenistic timing technique of zodiacal releasing provides a solid foundation for forecasting and prediction, particularly in the areas of career, relationships, and sometimes health. Cross-referencing this with other common timing methods can provide reinforcement and/or add further details. This lecture will review some of the primary interpretive principles of zodiacal releasing and discuss how to strategically use multiple timing methods for more grounded forecasting. (Hellenistic/Modern) (intermediate/advanced)

Additional Lectures:

Sunday / 4:15 pm – Electional Astrology on the Fly

Lecture Description:  
Ikigai is a Japanese concept referring to something that gives a person a sense of purpose, a reason for living. Map astrological techniques and principles to figure out what you love, what you are good at, what you can be paid for, and what the world needs. Taylor brings a regenerative, anti-capitalist, queer and activist lens to finding your passion, mission, profession and vocation in this lecture. (Fusion – Modern/Traditional/Hellenistic/EA) (beginner/intermediate)

7:30 - 8:30 pm, PDT

Lecture Description: 
As we explore a changing world and find new ways to relate and exchange wisdom, where and how do we find common ground to bridge the gaps between generations, cultures, and mindsets? Jupiter’s transit through Taurus reminds of the vivacious healing power of expanding our connection, resources, and wisdom through sharing our music with each other.

Additional Lectures:

Friday / 9:00 am PDT – Developing Your Business (workshop)

Sunday / 1:45 pm PDT – How to Transition From Your 9-5

Sunday, May 28, 2023

9:00 - 10:00 am, PDT

Lecture Description: 
When Neptune, Saturn and Pluto are in the collective signs of the zodiac. Human evolution takes place in huge leaps when outer planets finish cycles. Over the next few years, we can anticipate a huge leap. What might it look like?

Additional Lectures:

Friday / 9:00 am PDT – Horary Workshop

Saturday / 3:45 pm PDT – Tertiary Progressions

10:30 am - 11:45 am, PDT

Lecture Description: 
Jupiter represents your path. It’s your most natural frequency, way of being, and navigating. I call Jupiter our “chart spirit ruler” because it’s a bridge between the physical and non-physical. Jupiter is the path of Spirit or Life flowing into or through you. Aligning with Jupiter expands your consciousness and brings you back to your truest self. Join me to explore Jupiter and open your field to grow and flow.

Lecture Description:  
In the past several decades, traditional forms of astrology, ranging from ancient Hellenistic astrology to medieval and horary astrology, have become increasingly popular. But why? In this talk, we will explore the archetypal and psychological depths of traditional astrology, from its techniques, philosophies, and practices, to what it appears to accomplish spiritually or psychologically when it is practiced with integrity. (Traditional/Psychological) (all)

Additional Lectures:

Friday / 4:15 pm PDT – The Secret Meaning of Exaltations?

Monday / 10:00 am PDT – An Ancient Approach to the Phases of the Moon

Lecture Description:  
A fun, lively, mind-bending, almost unbelievable exploration into the specific names, geographical places, concepts, mythic deities and historical figures that point to seemingly destined relationships and life paths. Astrological software and online calculation services can determine the location of more than 20,000 asteroids in a chart. Learn how to determine which of these many asteroids are most significant for you. (Modern) (all)

Additional Lectures:

Friday / 9:00 am PDT – Mitigation in Hellenistic Planetary Conditions (workshop)

Saturday / 10:30 am PDT – The Twelth House: Luminosity in the Dark

Lecture Description: 
The practice of astrology is a dance of intimacy between you, the cosmos and clients, where integrity and ethics are essential. Wendy, Patricia and Amanda will discuss basic and nuanced ethical issues that should inform the way you practice, such as, professionalism; unequal power dynamics; promoting agency in clients; cultural, diversity and social considerations and the importance of understanding personal bias in relation to diverse populations. All presenters are board members of The International Association of Ethics in Astrology (IAEA). (all)

Patricia’s additional Lectures:

Saturday / 9:00 am PDT – Pluto in Aquarius – A Brave New World?

Monday / 10:00 am PDT – Day Dreaming into the Sky

Lecture Description:  
The 2020s present a rare occurrence as the three outer planets ingress new signs: Pluto/Aquarius (2023/2024), Neptune/Aries (2025) and Uranus/Gemini (2025). Collective trends will shift and force change, causing a reaction to maintain the present at the expense of necessary evolution until societies adjust to the new impulses. Exploring these new trends will allow each of us to adapt to any necessary changes, and, allows for opportunities to individually flourish in our communities. (EA) (all)

12:30 pm - Lunch
1:45 - 3:00 pm, PDT

Lecture Description: 
The Hellenistic tradition bifurcated early in its codification, one track following Dorotheus and the other his younger contemporary, Ptolemy. The key drivers of the split are many, but they converge in a single issue: whether to reverse the Lot of Fortune for nocturnal charts. In close examination of what is said about lot theory, from Manilius to Dorotheus, from Ptolemy to Valens, we will outline why the choice you make regarding Fortune does matter, perhaps in ways you hadn’t considered. (Traditional/Hellenistic) (intermediate)

Additional Lectures:

Friday / 4:25 pm PDT – Solar Returns in Theory and Practice

Lecture Description: 
Houses Five, Eight, and Eleven are naturally staples of astrological practice, yet each one contains a missing piece – a critical interpretive ingredient which has often been left out of modern astrological practice. Insert that missing piece of the puzzle and watch the symbolism light up. Hint: those three houses are not just about children, other people’s money, and your local astrology club. Here’s how to make them sing.  (Modern/EA) (beginner/intermediate)

Additional Lectures:

Friday / 7:30 pm PDT – TBD

Saturday / 10:30 am PDT – Venus Node Aspects & the Tragic Romance

Monday / 10:00 am PDT – Working with Chiron (workshop)

Lecture Description: 
In this talk Stormie will discuss strategies to transition between careers and enter the realm of astrology as a profession. I will also discuss and focus on how to choose a niche and what it means, and 5 mindsets to shift from employee to entrepreneur, and what to do when you are overwhelmed! (Modern) (all)

Additional Lectures:

Friday / 9:00 am PDT – Developing Your Business

Saturday / 7:30 pm PDT – Where Do We Go From Here-Jupiter in Taurus- Sharing Your Music

Lecture Description:  
Profections are the basic “time lord” technique in Hellenistic astrology, and are paradigmatic of other time lords such as Zodiacal Releasing and Decennials. Following the sign-based method exemplified by Paulus of Alexandria, a 4th century CE Egyptian astrology, yearly. monthly, and daily profections can provide much detail in the unfoldment of the natal promise. (Hellenistic) (intermediate)

Lecture Description:  
As we live through one of most historical periods, we stand on the bridge of transition from an old world to a new one. There is still more to purge and humanity will need to work hard in overcoming the trauma, anxiety, divisiveness, and confusion brought from the past few years. As Pluto moves back and forth from Capricorn to Aquarius, how might this unfold as we battle out the damage control before moving into a new and brighter light.(Mundane) (all)

Additional Lectures:

Saturday / 1:45 pm PDT – Using Astro Cartography for Both Natal and World Events

3:45 - 5:00 pm PDT

Lecture Description: 
The Moon experiences different affinities, sensations, associations, and other lunar qualities when placed in earth, water, air, or fire signs. We’ll dive deep into the symbolism of each of the four astrological elements and how they distinctly color the expression of the Moon in natal charts. We’ll also explore the way in which lunar phases modulate the expression of the Moon within each element, depending on if the Moon is in a waxing, full, or waning phase. (Modern/Hellenistic/Traditional) (intermediate)

Lecture Description:  
More than with any other house, astrologers confronted by 6th house matters of illness and work tend to become very literal – yet perhaps the most-needed medicine is that seen from across in the 12th: to look with the eyes not of the Doctor but of the Dreamer. What is this dream that has come as misfortune or illness? We will explore how skillful 6th house labors can initiate the dreaming-body into the invisible realms below the horizon. (Mythic/Psychological) (all)

Additional Lectures:

Friday / 2:30 pm PDT – Chiron and the Revisiting of the Heroic Model

Monday / 10:00 am PDT – Wayward Planets, Beautiful Experiences: Restoring and Restory-ing the Troublemakers in Your Sky

Lecture Description: 
Davison Relationship Charts present unique advantages to synastry and midpoint composite charts, making them useful for contextualizing the purpose of relationships. In this lecture, attendees will be introduced to interpretive principles for these charts. Basic timing techniques will also be applied, so that curious individuals and practicing astrologers can empower themselves or their clients to navigate relationships of all kinds. (Traditional/Modern) (all)

Lecture Description:  
What do you do when you want to choose an auspicious electional chart to take important action in order to increase the odds of success, but you don’t have a large span of time to work with? In this talk, we’ll briefly recap some of the most important electional astrology principles and then go through some hypothetical examples to learn how to make the most of the time you have available, whether that’s a month or just a few hours. (Hellenistic, Modern) (intermediate)

Additional Lectures:

Saturday / 3:45 pm PDT –
Forecasting Using Zodiacal Releasing and Other Timing Techniques

Lecture Description: 
Is there a connection between astrology and psychedelics? At Esalen Institute in the mid-1970s, Stanislav Grof and his doctoral student Richard Tarnas were trying to solve the mystery of the inter- and intra-individual variability of LSD sessions. The radical suggestion that astrology might be the answer opened up a vast new domain of research. As the biographer of Grof, archetypal astrologer Becca Tarnas is uniquely positioned to present on this topic of the mutually illuminating relationship between psychedelics and astrology. (Archetypal Astrology) (all)

Additional Lectures

Friday 2:30 pm PDT – Permutations of Venus

7:30 - 8:30 pm, PDT

Lecture Description: 
What can astrology teach us when life knocks us on our backs? What is the nature of resilience and its limits? In this keynote address, Reynolds will discuss various ways we can understand resilience through chart examples, thoughts from notable writers, and astrology itself.

Additional Lectures:

Saturday / 1:45 pm PDT – What the Firdaria?!

8:30 - 9:00 pm - NORWAC Closing Ceremony

Monday, May 29, 2023

10:00 am – 4:00 pm PDT - Post-Conference Workshops - $115/$145 (this is an add-on, not included with conference registration)

Workshop Description: 
In this workshop, we will explore the relationship between the Sun and Moon in ancient astrology through each of the Moon’s phases, with an eye for how to read each phase’s unique signatures from a Hellenistic point of view. Taking into consideration factors like sect, dignity, house placement, and the waxing vs. waning aspects of the Moon to the Sun, we will explore the unique way in which the lights tell an amazingly specific story through each birth chart.

Workshop Description: 
Chiron was discovered nearly fifty years ago. Since then, it has established itself solidly in our astrological vocabulary. It’s an odd beast, not a planet, but still quite impactful. Join Steven for an investigation of this strange world, both in the natal chart and via its movements over time. As ever in evolutionary astrology, we will contemplate the dark side of this mysterious symbol as well as how to reach its highest potential. Underlying everything, there is one powerful clue: Chiron’s most common title is “The Wounded Healer.” That means that everything good about it begins with a wound.

Workshop Description: 
Saidiya Hartman shows us how people designated marginal and problematic by official archives were frequently forerunners of transformation. We are going to engage our ‘problem planets’: those fallen and debilitated, squared and opposed, maltreated and intercepted, idle and misfortunate. Beyond the story doctrine tells, what do the planets themselves say? We will encourage their testimony through myth, image, dreams, memories, movement, and astrodrama,  Bring charts and troubled ones, especially those where stories seem stuck. Also curiosity, imagination, readiness to move and be moved. Depart with fresh stories of wayward planets; and fresh methods to connect with them in consultation. **In-Person registration ONLY.

Workshop Description: 
Horary Astrology involves casting a chart to answer a question. Specific, detailed and exceptionally helpful, horary astrology enhances your astrological skills in ways subtle and profound. It is exceptionally helpful for finding your lost keys too! Come learn the basic techniques of this magical component of our craft.

BEGINNER: minimal to no experience or knowledge of topic; lecture will be taught from a very basic perspective.

INTERMEDIATE: moderate working knowledge and experience; audience should know most terminology, and is looking to improve their skills.

ADVANCED: audience will be looking to advance and deepen their knowledge, or looking for advanced tips & tricks.