NORWAC 2023 Speakers!

Tara Aal

Tara Aal is an evolutionary astrologer, writer, artist, and tarot reader. She’s the co-author of “Astrology by Moonlight: Exploring the Relationship Between Moon Phases & Planets to Improve & Illuminate Your Life” and “Natural Astrology: Houses, Signs, Planets.” Her approach to the archetypes is experiential, including the technique Planets on the 1st, and she created a series of YouTube videos called We Are the Planets. Tara teaches and speaks (including NORWAC, UAC, ISAR, Synchronicity University, and Kepler College). She’s currently the resident astrologer and lead writer for Sage Goddess and serves on the ISAR Board as Marketing Director.

Sunday, May 28, 2023, 10:30 am PDT

Jupiter: Your Path, Frequency, and Chart Spirit Ruler
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.

Cameron Allen

Cameron began his path to understanding mind-body awareness with a degree in health and sports science and psychology until deepening through direct experience with nature, Astrology, herbalism, yoga, and other indigenous technologies. Cameron is a Herbalist, Astrologer, and writer. Cameron has studied a variety of Astrological traditions and continues to synthesize them into a holistic understanding. Cameron specializes in Medical and Evolutionary astrology. Cameron is currently studying traditional astrology, practices horary and electional astrology, and utilizes techniques such as; annual profections, solar returns, and secondary progressions to find clarity from the celestial spheres, to ground us on the terrestrial plane.

Friday, May 26, 2023, 2:30 pm PDT

Holistic Health & Astrology: Aversions as Insight Where No Sight Exists
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)

Saturday, May 27, 2023, 1:45 pm PDT

Holistic Health & Astrology: Infusing Emotional & Psychological with the Physiological
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)

Mychal A. Bryan

Mychal A. Bryan is a certified NCGR Level IV Astrologer, journalist, and a clinical hypnotherapist based in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the founder of Oraculos School of Astrology (OSA) where he offers a 2-year Astrologer's Certification Program. He is currently pursuing pre-medical studies with the hopes of becoming a medical doctor. He practices both Renaissance and Uranian Astrology within his client work and focuses on further advancing the practice of Medical Astrology within those two traditions. His first book "Mastering Traditional Astrology" is set to be published in the Spring of 2023.

Friday, May 26, 2023, 9:00 am PDT – workshop

Essential Medical Astrology: Identifying the Stellar Influences on Health within the Horoscope
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. 

Friday, May 26, 2023, 1:15 pm PDT

What is Next for Astrology?
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?

Sunday, May 28, 2023, 10:30 am PDT

Midpoints of Health within the Horoscope
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)

Wade Caves

Wade Caves is an astrological consultant and educator specializing in horary, mundane and classical astrological technique. He was certified with honors from the Mayo School of Astrology and School of Traditional Astrology (STA). Wade's passion is in understanding the historical and philosophical origins of astrological symbolism, with an emphasis on what bears consistent and reliable fruit in practice. He is the editor and annotator of the 300th-anniversary edition of William Lilly's History of His Life and Times (Rubedo Press, 2015), and teaches horary and astronomy for the STA. Contact: / / @wadecaves.

Friday, May 26, 2023, 4:15 pm PDT

Solar Returns in Theory and Practice
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)

Sunday, May 28, 2023, 1:45  pm PDT

Finding Fortuna: A Technical Mirroring of the Mind
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)

Austin Coppock

Austin Coppock is an astrologer based in Southern Oregon. His perspective is strongly informed by Hellenistic and Vedic astrology, with an emphasis on both the magical and remedial. Austin's written work includes hundreds of weekly columns and a dozen published articles. His book-length projects include 36 Faces (2014), The Celestial Art (2018), and yearly Astrological Almanacs (2011-2015). Austin has served as President of the AYA, and as electional consultant and advisor for the trailblazing Sphere + Sundry project since its inception. Austin has spoken at a variety of conferences and is a regular on The Astrology Podcast.

Thursday, May 25, 2023, 1:00 – 5:30 pm PDT

A Horde of Triplets: Understanding Three-Planet Combinations
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, 2:30 pm PDT

The Lot of the Father: Traditional Astrology and the Menendez Brothers 
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)

Saturday, May 27, 2023, 1:45 pm PDT

Seven Stages
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)

Gray Crawford

Gray is a practicing natal and horary astrologer who lives in Olympia, Washington. Gray enjoys bringing a relational, imaginative, and psychological approach to the living symbolism of astrology, using techniques drawn from ancient and modern sources. Gray has spoken at the UAC, NORWAC, and ISAR conferences as well as for various astrology groups around the USA. Gray writes astrology articles on his site and is available for consultations and mentorship/tutoring.

Saturday, May 27, 2023, 10:30 am PDT

Far from Home: Inversions of Planets Opposing their Domicile
Planets occupying the zodiacal sign opposite their domicile (ex Venus in Scorpio) are as far away from their home sign as possible within the zodiac, a condition that became known as being in “detriment.” Full of tension and creative potential, planets occupying their opposite sign take on an inverted quality that can bring feelings of alienation yet also bring about the emergence of new ideas from counter-cultural perspectives. We’ll explore the complexity and nuances of these placements in natal charts. (Traditional/Hellenistic/Modern) (intermediate)

Sunday, May 28, 2023, 3:45 pm PDT

The Moon in the Four Elemental Roots
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)

Adam Elenbaas

Adam Elenbaas is a professional astrologer and author from the Twin Cities of Minnesota. Adam holds an M.A. and MFA in Creative Writing. His first book, a Publisher’s Weekly top book of the year, called Fishers of Men: The Gospel of an Ayahuasca Vision Quest was published by Tarcher/Penguin in 2010. Adam was one of the founding writers of, and when he isn’t writing, teaching, or seeing clients, Adam is usually spending time with his wife and two girls, or his astrology friends. You can find his work at

Friday, May 26, 2023, 4:15 pm PDT

The Secret Meaning of Exaltations?
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)

Saturday, May 27, 2023, 10:30 am PDT

Searching for the Soul of Ancient Astrology
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)

Maurice Fernandez

Maurice Fernandez is a leading Evolutionary Astrologer with a worldwide reputation of depth and excellence for his diploma program in astrology, publications, and consulting work. Maurice is the founder of I-ASTROLOGER and RIVER OF STARS conferences. He is the recipient of Orion Award for Outstanding Contribution to Astrology (2022), and ISAR Community Service Award (2022). He served as president of the Organization for Professional Astrology (OPA) for three consecutive terms (2014-2020).

Friday, May 26, 2023, 4:15 pm PDT

Understanding the OCTAVES: Uranus, Neptune and Pluto
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)

Saturday, May 27, 2023, 1:45 pm PDT

The Change of Empires: SATURN/NEPTUNE Conjunction @ 0 Aries
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)

Steven Forrest

Steven Forrest is the author of several astrological bestsellers including, The Inner Sky. His work has been translated widely and he has traveled world-wide teaching his brand of choice-centered evolutionary astrology – an astrology which integrates free will, grounded humanistic psychology and ancient metaphysics. He won the 2018 Regulus Award for Education. Between 1998 and 2019, over two thousand people passed through his Astrological Apprenticeship program. In 2020, he opened his online school, The Forrest Center for Evolutionary Astrology ( To keep himself honest, he still does several private consultations each week.

Friday, May 26, 2023, 7:30 pm PDT

Reconciling Astrology and Spirituality
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?

Saturday, May 27, 2023, 10:30 am PDT

Venus-Node Aspects and the Tragic Romantic
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)

Sunday, May 28, 2023, 1:45 pm PDT

The Three Succedent Houses: What’s Missing?
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)

Monday, May 29, 2023, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm PDT, post-conference workshop

Working with Chiron
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.

Demetra George

Demetra George (M.A. Classics) is a pioneering mythic-archetypal astrologer, who studies and translates Greek astrological texts, as well as the transmission of classical doctrines into the Arabic and Medieval worlds. Recipient of the Regulus Award, her work provides the keys to understanding all forms of traditional astrology. Author of six books, her most recent is Ancient Astrology in Theory and Practice: A Manual of Traditional Techniques, vols. 1 & 2 (Rubedo Press, 2019, 2021).

Friday, May 26, 2023, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT – Pre-Conference Workshop

Mitigations in Hellenistic Planetary Condition
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.

Saturday, May 27, 2023, 10:30 am PDT

The Twelfth House: Luminosity in the Dark
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)

Sunday, May 28, 2023, 10:30 am PDT

What About the 20,000 Other Asteroids: If It’s in the Sky, It’s in the Psyche
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)

Stormie Grace

Stormie Grace is a practicing astrologer with her own successful and entertaining show on YouTube. Her crowd-funded YouTube Astrology Academy brings the community together by providing FREE basic astrology classes taught by the finest Astrologers from around the world. Stormie holds a Doctorate of Business which enables her to apply those skills to business and mundane astrology, as well as personal chart work. She currently serves OPA as the Marketing Director. She a member of AFAN, ISAR, and NCGR, a contributor to Career Astrologer, Astrology Hub, Midheaven Magazine, and is also a faculty member for the Portland School of Astrology.

Friday, May 26, 2023, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (pre-conference workshop)

How To Develop Your Business
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.

Saturday, May 27, 2023, 7:30 pm PDT

Where Do We Go from Here – Jupiter in Taurus – Sharing Your Music
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.

Sunday, May 28, 2023, 1:45 pm PDT

How to Transition from Your 9-5
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)

Margaret Gray

Margaret is a consulting and teaching astrologer based in Dublin. She offers birth chart readings to clients all over the world, as well as teaching courses and webinars, and speaking at international conferences. Margaret’s work is grounded in a Jungian based psychological approach. She is particularly interested in relationship astrology and is the co-founder of ‘Relationships and Astrology’ which offers a certificate course in ‘The Astrology of Love and Relationships’. Margaret set up and co-runs Astrology Ireland, served on the IAEA board and is a past ISAR board member. She is also a psychotherapist and works extensively with couples.

Friday, May 26, 2023, 4:15 pm PDT

Falling in Love – the Fine Line between Passion and Madness!
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)

Saturday, May 28, 2023, 3:45 pm PDT

Help – We’ve Hit the Rocks! How Can Astrology Help Couples Navigate Challenges
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)


Jason Holley

Jason Holley (he/they) has been a practicing astrologer for over 30 years and a psychotherapist for 15 years. Jason facilitates embodied experiences of astrology through online and in-person courses, training workshops, and immersive retreats. Jason’s approach interweaves astrological symbolism, mythology and storytelling, depth psychology, astrodrama, dreamwork, art-making, dance, and movement. Jason has spoken and led workshops at most national and international astrological conferences in the US, UK, and Australia, and is a faculty member for Astrology University and MISPA online.

Friday, May 26, 2023, 2:30 pm PDT

Chiron and the Revisiting of the Heroic Model
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)

Sunday, May 28, 2023, 3:45 pm PDT

Uranus in Taurus: Re-embedding the Dissociative Mind into the Dreaming Earth 
Soon after the world’s creation, the sky-god Uranus overpowers his lover-mother Gaia, preventing their weird titanic children from emergence. Uranus seems to describe the mind’s tendency to imagine itself separate from a world it can map, control, suppress, extract. The Greek tradition suggests castration — but Uranus in Taurus offers other ways. This talk will explore how disembodied minds (and disembodied astrologies!) are being brought back into the wilder erotic worlds of bodies, emotions, animals, forests they were born from. (Mythic/Psychological) (all)

Monday, May 29, 2023, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm PDT, post-conference workshop

Wayward Planets, Beautiful Experiences: Restoring and Restory-ing the Troublemakers in Your Sky
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.


Amanda Moreno

Amanda Moreno (she/her) has been a practicing astrologer and soul worker for more than a decade. Her master’s degree in depth psychology focused on how apocalyptic imagery affects the psyche and how astrological ritual can help folks navigate personal and collective paradigm shift. She is a certified Deep Memory Process practitioner and supervisor and has served on the Boards of IAEA and AFAN and as a faculty member at Portland School of Astrology. Her greatest joy is helping folks connect with their spark of genius. She can be found at

Friday, May 26, 2023, 4:15 pm PDT

The Moon, Uranus and Ancestral Healing
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)

Laura Nalbandian

A 2nd-generation astrologer based in Seattle; Laura has been active in the astro-community since 1990. She is the owner/coordinator of NORWAC, established in 1984. She is a founding board member of Kepler College,1992; and a founding board member of IAEA, International Association of Ethics in Astrology, 2020. She has served on the board of WSAA for more than 15 years. She has been teaching since 1986 and co-founded SoulWise School of Evolutionary Astrology in 2019.

Saturday, May 27, 2023, 3:45 pm PDT

Making Saturn Work for You
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)

Mo Olufemi

Mo is US-born, Toronto-based traditional astrologer who specializes in Solar Returns and other Hellenistic or Medieval timing techniques. She is also versed in the combination of Tarot with Astrological Correspondences via the Golden Dawn traditions. In particular, she focuses on utilizing the lesser dignities such as triplicity, bounds, and decans to provide extra nuance when it comes to delineating charts. She can be contacted by email at, or through her website,

Sunday, May 28, 2023, 3:45 pm PDT

Using the Davison Chart for Intentional Relationships
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)

Anne Ortelee

Anne Ortelee is a certified astrologer by ISAR-CAP, AMAFA, NCGR-PAA Level 3 and OPA. Studying astrology since 1994, she became a full-time astrologer with a busy consulting practice in New York, NY, USA in 2001. Since 1995, she’s volunteered for astrology organizations and is currently IAEA’s and OPA’s Treasurer. Anne’s lectured at local, regional and national conferences, writes newsletters, hosts three podcasts and a youtube channel. She twitters daily astrology aspects to over 77,000 followers and offers Patreon daily audio updates. website: email:

Saturday, May 27, 2023, 3:45 pm PDT

Tertiary Progressions
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)

Sunday, May 28, 2023, 9:00 am PDT

Collective Human Evolution
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?

Monday, May 29, 2023, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – post-conference workshop

Horary Workshop
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.

Eric Purdue

Eric Purdue has studied metaphysics and the occult and has practiced magic and astrology for more than thirty years, with a particular focus on practical folk and astrological magic. Through his lectures and writings on traditional astrology and talismanic magic, he has been a notable voice on the subjects of medieval astrology, traditional magical systems, and the legacy of Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa. His new translation of Three Books of Occult Philosophy was published in 2022 after more than 11 years in the making.

Friday, May 26, 2023, 2:30 pm PDT

Identifying The Significators of Your Good and Evil Daemons, And How to Calculate Their Names
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)

Samuel Reynolds

Samuel F. Reynolds, a former skeptic, had a life-changing visit to an astrologer and has since spent over 30 years doing charts and studying astrology. Now Samuel consults and teaches astrology full-time. He also serves on the board of directors for the International Academy of Astrology, the International Society for Astrological Research and has written horoscopes for several print and online publications, like Ebony, New York Magazine, and His site is

Saturday, May 27, 2023, 1:45 pm PDT

What the Firdaria?!
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)

Sunday, May 28, 2023, 7:30 pm PDT

Astrology and Resilience
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.

Gabriel Rosas

A student of traditional astrologies for over 20 years, Gabe Rosas started with Robert Zoller's medieval astrology course. He then later on as a pupil of Robert Schmidt at Project Hindsight. His practice of Hellenistic era astrology seeks to bring the wisdom and worldview of antiquity to people living in the modern world.

Sunday, May 28, 2023, 1:45 pm PDT

Profections using the method of Paulus of Alexandria
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)

Leisa Schaim

Leisa Schaim is a consulting astrologer, speaker, and researcher based in Denver, Colorado. She co-hosts the Auspicious Elections Podcast, has had her astrological writing featured in WellBeing Magazine and the Mountain Astrologer, and has spoken at previous ISAR, NCGR, NORWAC, and UAC astrology conferences. Leisa enjoys exploring people's life stories using a blend of Hellenistic and modern astrological techniques. She is a past Presiding Officer of AFAN, was one of the organization coordinators for UAC 2018, and received the 2018 Jim Lewis award for community service. She can be reached at

Saturday, May 27, 2023, 3:45 pm PDT
Forecasting Using Zodiacal Releasing and Other Timing Techniques
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)

Sunday, May 28, 2023, 3:45 pm PDT 

Electional Astrology on the Fly
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)

Taylor Shuler

Taylor is a practicing professional astrologer offering consultations in praxis, purpose and meaning making. Named one of The Most Promising Astrologers (2022) by The Organization for Professional Astrology (OPA), she holds a Horary Practitioner Certificate from the School of Traditional Astrology (STA), has completed the AFAN Mentorship Program, and is in progress to obtain certification from OPA. Taylor serves as OPA's Recording Secretary. She holds a Bachelor's in Sociology from Tulane University, a Master's in Cross-Cultural and Sustainable Business Management from the American University of Paris, a Permaculture Design Certificate, and is a Senior Certified Professional in Human Resources (SHRM-SCP).

Saturday, May 27, 2023, 3:45 pm PDT

Finding Your Purpose: Identifying Your Ikigai with Astrology
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)

Wendy Stacey

Wendy Stacey, B.A, M.A, Dip LSA is the principal of the international Mayo School of Astrology and Chairperson for the Astrological Association. She has written over 50 articles for students in the ‘Astrological Journal’ and is the author of ‘Consulting with Astrology’ and ‘Uranus Square Pluto’. She has also contributed to ‘The New Generation’, and to OPA’s ‘The Professional Practice of Astrology’ and ‘Bitcoin’. In 2014 Wendy was the recipient of the UK’s Charles Harvey award for ‘Exceptional Service to Astrology’. Her personal website is Business website and she can be contacted at .

Saturday, May 27, 2023, 1:45 pm PDT

Using Astro Cartography for Both Natal and World Events
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) 

Sunday, May 28, 2023, 1:45 pm PDT

A Paradigm Shift
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)

Becca Tarnas

Becca Tarnas, PhD, is a scholar, artist, and editor of Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology. She received her doctorate from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), with her dissertation titled The Back of Beyond: The Red Books of C.G. Jung and J.R.R. Tolkien. She teaches at both Pacifica Graduate Institute and CIIS, and is author of the book Journey to the Imaginal Realm. Becca lives in Nevada City, California, where she has an astrological counseling practice.

Friday, May 26, 2023, 2:30 pm PDT

Permutations of Venus
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)

Sunday, May 28, 2023, 3:45 pm PDT

Astrology and Psychedelics: A Symbiotic Relationship
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)

Patricia Walsh

Patricia is a certified Deep Memory Process (DMP)® regression practitioner and Chief Trainer for Dr. Roger Woolger’s Institute of Deep Memory Process® (since 2002). She is a certified Evolutionary Astrologer from the Jeffrey Wolf Green School of Evolutionary Astrology (2004) and author of Understanding Karmic Complexes: Evolutionary Astrology and Regression Therapy. For over 25 years, her passion for liberating the hidden potentials within the human psyche, has informed her practice of Evolutionary Astrology and her healing work. She is also an instructor for the Soul Wise School of Evolutionary Astrology. Website:

Friday, May 26, 2023, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT

Day Dreaming into the Sky

“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)

Saturday, May 27, 2023, 9:00 am PDT

Pluto in Aquarius – A Brave New World?
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.

Sunday, May 28, 2023, 10:30 am PDT

Ethical Practices in Astrology
The practice of astrology is a dance of intimacy between you, the cosmos and clients, where integrity and ethics are essential. Wendy and Patricia 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)

Kim Marie Weimer

Kim Marie is the Managing Director for the Evolutionary Astrology Network. She has practiced and taught Evolutionary Astrology for 35+ years and counsels an international clientele. Kim Marie also ran the Jeffrey Wolf Green School of EA from 2002-2008. An early adopter of PowerPoint webinars, EAN has a library of over 700 hours of Kim Marie’s teachings in crystal clear webinar format. She is also a Deep Memory Processing past-life regression therapist. Kim Marie resides on a beautiful piece of paradise in the Black Hills of South Dakota with her husband LeRoy – Media Manager for EAN.

Saturday, May 27, 2023, 10:30 am PDT

Evolutionary Astrology Chart Interpretation Example
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)

Sunday, May 28, 2023, 10:30 am PDT

The Great Ingress Decade
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)