NORWAC 2024 Speakers!

Tara Aal

Tara Aal is an evolutionary astrologer, writer, educator, artist, and tarot reader. She’s the co-author of “Astrology by Moonlight” and “Natural Astrology.” Tara sees clients, teaches, and speaks (including NORWAC, UAC, Kepler College, and ISAR). She’s passionate about experiential astrology, including the practice called Living Planets 1st, and currently serves on the ISAR Board as Vice President. Connect with her at

Sunday, May 26, 2024, 10:45 am PDT

Pluto: The Soul’s Path — Dig In Before You Dig Out
In Evolutionary Astrology, Pluto represents the soul’s deepest desire for growth. It calls us to expose ourselves, get real, and change. It’s our way out of disempowerment, but we get there by going IN first — to feel and experience what we’re truly doing. Honesty releases resistance. Accepting what we’re doing is a doorway to new choices. We’ll explore some EA basics and ways of understanding and working with Pluto. Plus, I’ll suggest mushroom essences for Pluto signs and houses.

Colin Bedell

Colin Bedell is bestselling Author and speaker on Astrology and relationships. As the cofounder of QueerCosmos - a comparative Astrological resource for LGBTQIA+ folks - Colin is committed to updating ideas on identity, relationships, and spirituality that are more inclusive and Well & Good Magazine listed Colin as one of the most influential people in the wellness industry. Colin's the weekly horoscope writer for Colin’s was featured on Good Morning America, New York Magazine, MTV and The Sunday Times in the United Kingdom. Colin was a season regular Astrologer on Discovery+ new show “Written In The Stars”.

Friday, May 24, 2024, 2:30 pm PDT

Media Training for Astrologers: The Skills for Making Astrology Accessible & Ethical in The Media
This lecture will explore leading research and the skills to communicate Astrology in mainstream media with competence and care. Having been featured in publications and television worldwide with a firm understanding of communication research, this workshop will integrate the theory and Colin’s experience. So participants can identify crucial communication skills and strategies to be implemented in their Astrology career. After the lecture, an activity will help the audience embody the information and workshop it with others.

Sunday, May 26, 2024, 1:45 pm PDT

Strengths-Based Astrology: Highlighting What Is Strong, Not What’s Wrong
Leaning on leading Social Work Theory, and the VIA Institute of Character Development, this lecture will position a strengths-based approach in readings/consultations as an effective strategy in empowering client through difficult situations. We’ll compare a deficit-based approach to a strengths-based approach so the audience understands how to describe personal and life contexts if a way that empowers the client to cultivate acceptance, autonomy, and connection in ways that offer them validation and empathy.

Janelle Belgrave

Janelle creates access to the powerful healing potential of astrology, clairvoyance, and Chinese Medicine, making it widely applicable and practical common knowledge. In 2015, she started coaching astrology clients one-on-one, specializing in natal chart interpretations designed to support them through challenges, success, and future planning. Janelle has written for Refinery29, XoNecole, and Cassius, and her work is lauded for its impact and accuracy by publications XoJane, Essence, and The Guardian, among others.

Sunday, May 26, 2024, 10:45 am PDT

The Astrology of Psychic Phenomenon
In this lecture we’ll explore the planets, houses, aspects and signs and how they show up those who’ve manifested psychic or other metaphysical abilities in their lifetime. We’ll also explore how the interest in the metaphysical has waxed and waned throughout modern history and whether not the current peak will last and result in humanity accepting psychic phenomenon as pretty ordinary.

Gemini Brett

Gemini Brett’s terrestrial translations of the celestial conversation, expressed through the ancient arts of sacred geometry, musical harmony, embodied astronomy, and number magic activate seasoned sages as much as they initiate students new to the cosmic curriculum. He is a world-renowned astrologer, shamanic starry*teller, and inspiring educator best known for reconnecting astrologers with the sacred astronomy of the living sky. Brett serves as president of NCGR San Francisco and as instructor at the School of Earthstrology. His passion, dedication, and innovation were recently honored by OPA who presented him with the Orion Award for Outstanding Contribution to Astrology.

Friday, May 24, 2024, 9:00 am am PDT

Raising Vibrations with Harmonic Astrology
Expand your astrology into the higher vibrations of your natal chart through the explorations, activations, integrations, and applications of harmonic astrology presented and performed in this interactive workshop of wonder and wisdom. First, we’ll apply the ancient arts of sacred geometry, musical harmony, embodied astronomy, and number magic to derive the meanings of the higher harmonies, then we’ll learn why, when, and how to use harmonic charts in our astrological practice. Plenty of chart examples, including a few nativities of those in the room, will prove harmonics to be a powerful tool that can be used with any astrological paradigm.

Saturday, May 25, 2024, 4:00 pm PDT

Sacred Geometry for Astrologers * Spirit, Soul, and Matter
Reclaim the sacred of geometry from the boring proofs of (our rather low) high school and unlock powerful tools that will help your astrology flower and fruit. We will explore Creation through the act of creating the Zodiac’s 12-spoked wheel using compass and rule to reveal many hidden truths about planets, aspects, houses, signs, and the very nature of space and time. This powerful presentation of imaginatively illustrated sacred science is sure to open your heart and blow your mind.

Sunday, May 26, 2024, 4:00 pm PDT

Astrological Affirmations and Expansions through the Lenses of Modern Astronomy
Planetary info discovered by modern astronomy’s scopes consistently confirms the astrological codes written so long ago. Consider, for example, that Mercury is half burning hot and half freezing cold. How Gemini is that? As we might expect, Venus has the most beautiful orbital path, Mars has gigantic scars, and Uranus’ rotational situation is ridiculously odd. Join astrolonaut Gemini Brett for a unique solar system tour that is sure to affirm the astrology you’ve learned and to open new astronomical doors.

Celeste Brooks

Celeste Brooks specializes in natal, mundane, and horary astrology. Her offerings include classes, workshops, coaching, chart rectification, and readings. Her podcast, Celestial Insights, offers weekly guidance. She discusses the astrology of current events on her popular Instagram lives. Celeste is the Transit Talk host and OPA Live Manager for OPA. Before transitioning into astrology full-time, she had a successful sales and marketing career at Fortune 500 companies spanning over 25 years. She has an undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and an M.B.A. from St. Mary's College. She holds the STA's Practitioners Level Certification in Horary.

Saturday, May 25, 2024, 1:45 pm PDT

Eclipses – Forecasting the Future
This talk will overview topics that may arise based on the houses activated during eclipses. When the natal chart is excited, eclipses usher in surprise new beginnings, life-changing decisions, or the choices of others impacting us. The experience may feel like a drizzly day, a rainbow with a pot of gold, or create the chaos of a tsunami. Receive insights to prepare and thrive through these seismic shifts. Celeste will present examples from well-known people and world events.

Ryhan Butler

Ryhan Butler is a practicing astrologer based in the Dallas area. He has studied classical astrological techniques with an emphasis on the medieval era since 2009 and has lectured locally and as a part of national conferences working to spread the techniques of medieval astrology to those who would otherwise not encounter them or may not immediately see their value. Ryhan has served on the board of a local astrological group, the Astrological Society of North Texas, from 2016-2018 and also served on the international Association for Astrological Networking from 2014-2018.

Friday, May 24, 2024, 4:15 pm PDT

To Cast a Shadowed Ray: When Astrological Talismans Go Bad
Astrological magic has entered a new era of popularity and accessibility as more people practice, experiment, and learn. What happens when an experiment fails or a talisman acts out in unexpected ways? We’ll cover signs to watch for, how to assess magical elections for potential issues, and practical solutions for handling a situation that’s spiraling out of control.

Sunday, May 26, 2024, 1:45 pm PDT

Knots in the Thread: Length of Life and Critical Health Periods
Traditional length of life techniques have occupied something of a mythical space in astrological history. Known for their complexity and the sensitivity of their subject matter, many students shy away from exploring them and, for many years, it was taboo to discuss them in astrological works at all. How can we reclaim these techniques and recontextualize them as something more helpful than frightening?

Frank Clifford

Frank Clifford has built an eclectic 35-year career in astrology as a consultant, researcher, data collector, publisher, teacher and award-winning writer. He has written a dozen books (including Getting to the Heart of Your Chart) and over 100 articles for The Mountain Astrologer, and in 2012 was the youngest recipient of a lifetime honour: The Charles Harvey Award for Exceptional Service to Astrology. Frank lectures around the world and for his school, The London School of Astrology, which also has branches in China (New Moon) and Japan (Grand Trine). and

Saturday, May 25, 2024, 7:30 pm PDT

Uranus and Our Freedom of Expression: An Astrologer’s Role
With Uranus in Taurus, the Battle of the Doctrines has reached a stubborn stalemate. Dialogue has ground to a standstill and fear of cancellation has cowed many of us into silence. Uranus will begin its move into Gemini in July 2025, and as astrologers we have the chance to be at the forefront of the movement to bring back dialogue, to consider contrasting opinions and navigate the dichotomies of life. Join Frank for a thought-provoking journey.

Sunday, May 26, 2024, 1:45 pm PDT

Inspirations: The Astrology of Courage
Courageous individuals work on making the very most of the challenging placements in their horoscopes – usually instinctively and without a knowledge of their birth charts. Uplifting stories of these people overcoming obstacles or winning against the odds can inspire us to pursue the potential written in our own charts. Come along to this talk to be woken up and spurred on by some truly remarkable people, their memorable stories, their talents and their horoscopes.

Monday, May 27, 2024, 10:00 am PDT

Forecasting: A Masterclass in 9 Key Steps
Rather than ‘making predictions’, we do our best work when we articulate the processes that can take place during various transits and directions. We can then understand what is being asked of us (or our clients) and encourage ‘active participation’ in the upcoming season. In this masterclass designed for students of all levels, Frank will help you choose the best method for the right occasion, and offer tools to simplify and aid interpretation. A basic understanding of the signs, planets and houses is expected, and a notebook of forecasting considerations and planetary combinations will be provided.


Fei Cochrane

Fei Cochrane: Fei is the President of Cosmic Patterns Software, and The Avalon School of Astrology both located in Gainesville, FL USA. Fei has expertise in many areas, including business administration, computer technology, education, Vibrational Astrology, etc. Fei’s involvement in astrological organizations and in administering Cosmic Patterns Software, Inc., which is a very successful and thriving enterprise has enabled her to gain this expertise. She is also one of the members of the Vibrational Astrology Research Team. Fei is one of the leading VA researchers in Medical Astrology.

Friday, May 24, 2024, 4:00 pm PDT

Solar Return in Vibrational Astrology
Solar Returns have been used since ancient times and they continue to be very popular today with modern western astrologers as well as Vedic astrologers. There is a good reason why Solar Returns have continued to be popular for so long: They work! In this lecture, I will show you how it is used in Vibrational Astrology efficiently.

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 presented at a variety of conferences and is a regular forecaster on The Astrology Podcast.

Thursday, May 23, 2024, 1:00 pm

Renaissance Remedies: The Celestial Medicine of Marsilio Ficino
Marsilio Ficino, one of the most important figures of the Renaissance, was not only the translator of Plato and the Corpus Hermetica, but also the author of original works on health and astrology. Amongst these is the third Book of Life, a radical volume of astrological magic which draws power from the Picatrix but re-focuses its light onto the achievement of long life, the restoration of radiant health, and the cultivation of joyful clarity. Come, and meet Marsilio at this triple-crossroad of astrology, medicine, and magic for a wondrous tour of his inspiring perspective and immanently practical methods.

Friday, May 24, 2024, 2:30 pm PDT

Two Astrologies, Six Strengths
The Shad Bala (six strengths) provide the standard measure of a planet’s strength in Vedic astrology. In this presentation, we will go over each of the six strengths, and as we do so, hold them up against the sets of criteria that Hellenistic astrologers use to determine planetary potency. Both the convergences and divergences between these two systems provide a fascinating backdrop for the careful study and evaluation of a planet in a given chart.

Sunday, May 26, 2024, 4:00 pm PDT

Saturn’s Chosen: Mahapurusha, Melancholia, and the Spirit of Gravity
The overwhelmingly Saturnian nativity is not usually described in heroic terms. Yet further investigation reveals beautiful struggles with titanic and inevitable Saturnian forces. In order to restore the heroic to our understanding of Saturn, we will explore the sasha mahapurusha yoga, as well as the nativities of Marsilio Ficino, who waged a campaign against melancholia, sickness, and old age, and that of Frederich Nietzsche, who in his refusal to submit to nihilism declared the spirit of gravity itself his nemesis.

Gray Crawford

Gray is a natal, horary, and electional astrologer from Olympia, Washington. Gray brings a relational approach to astrology using techniques drawn from ancient and modern sources, synthesizing influences from Hellenistic, magical, mythic-archetypal, and psychological astrology. Gray has taught at UAC, NORWAC, and ISAR astrology conferences, Kepler College, and various astrology associations around the USA. Gray’s astrological writing has been published on, in WellBeing Magazine, and by Ignota Press. Gray can be contacted on his site where he also writes astrology articles and offers astrological education.

Friday, May 24, 2024, 4:15 pm PDT

Symbolic Time: Integrating Secondary Progressions into Your Practice
Secondary progressions are a symbolic timing technique in which each day following birth corresponds to a year of life. It’s a potent addition to your toolkit for forecasting future storylines, deepening awareness of past influences upon the present, and marking important life transitions and shifts in personal growth. We’ll explore how to integrate secondary progressions with other timing techniques and how its lens alters chart synthesis, focusing on key aspects of the technique you can utilize in natal consultations.

Sunday, May 26, 2024, 10:45 am PDT

Reaping the Imaginal: Saturn and Neptune in Natal Charts
In the next few years we will experience a quality of time heavily influenced by the conjunction between Saturn and Neptune in 2026. As Saturn’s cyclical relationship with Neptune has correlated with the dissolution of old orders and the emergence of idealistic movements, it’s vital for all of us to deepen our awareness of Saturn and Neptune dynamics. We’ll explore the meaning of the Saturn and Neptune cycle and how to interpret their aspects and phase relationship in natal charts.


Amy Domres

Amy Domres has been an astrologer for 30+ years. She is also a spiritual teacher, psychic, and channeler. Amy downloaded a new psychological astrology paradigm from the quantum field with the help of the angelic realm to deliver Shadow Chart Astrology, a new shadow tool which paves the way to full integration of the psyche for the purpose of enlightenment. Amy released her first book in 2023, "Learn Shadow Chart Astrology to Uncover and Transmute Your Unconscious", for ASTROLOGERS who want to study this amazing, mind-blowing shift that is coming to astrology!

Friday, May 24, 2024, 9:00 pm PDT

Shadow Chart Astrology Paves a New Path to Full Integration of the Psyche for Enlightenment
The Shadow Chart is the map of your unconscious and resembles your Natal Chart except only the 180-degree polarity point of each natal planet is marked on it instead. It is based on the concepts of non-duality (yin/yang) and active polarity points. Once all the archetypes of the signs, houses, and planets are balanced between the Natal and Shadow Chart axes you recognize yourself as source (or God) who can create and exist in the present moment without attachments.

Demetra George

Demetra George, scholar, translator, and practitioner, brings the practice of contemporary astrology back to its ancient roots. Early in her career with the publication of Asteroid Goddesses (1986), she looked to cross-cultural mythologies to draw out the archetypal meanings and psychological expression of newly available planetary bodies. She then turned to Greek and Latin texts, articulating the history, cosmology, and techniques of traditional astrology. Author of seven books, her most recent is Ancient Astrology in Theory and Practice: A Manual of Traditional Techniques, Vols. 1 &2 (Rubedo Press, 2019,2022).

Friday, May 24, 2024, 9:00 am PDT

Mixed Planetary Condition in Hellenistic Astrology
When considering the many conditions in Hellenistic astrology that contribute to a planet’s expression, it can be a challenge to balance and synthesize contradictory indications into a clear understanding. Learn how to arrive at a detailed, integrated, and useful interpretation that explains the particular good or poor way that each factor operates, rather than simply reducing everything into a number. Hands-on with group participation, bring your charts. Some knowledge of traditional astrology recommended.

Saturday, May 25, 2024, 10:45 am PDT

The Tenth House: View from the Top
The tenth house sits at the at the head of cosmic zodiacal circle. Contemporary astrologers most often see the tenth house as what you do in society in terms of career, ancient astrologers as who you are in terms of rank and status, and spiritual astrologers as the fulfillment of your highest potential. Let’s climb up to the summit and behold what a view from top reveals about a life below.

Sunday, May 26, 2024, 10:45 am PDT

Asteroid Signatures: Herbalists and Alchemists
This talk expands the realm of ongoing asteroid research by exploring asteroids that signify ancient goddesses skilled in the healing and magical uses of herbs and historical alchemists who sought an elixir of life, a tincture for rejuvenation. Learn how these signatures can point to directions for personal study and practice.

Imani Harmon

Imani is an astrologer, Afrofuturist, and writer living and working in Haymarket, VA. She is student of Samuel F. Reynolds and the School of Traditional Astrology (STA) Horary Practitioner Certificate program. Her goal with astrology is to bridge gaps across social justice, climate justice, community building, and culture work with an interdisciplinary astrological lens. Her work includes speaking engagements for AFAN, Black Quantum Futurism’s Black Womxn Time Camp 004, Astromagia. As well as, published work in Root Work Journal, Sistories Literary Magazine, and Earth in Color; and commissioned astrological analysis for The Town Hall NYC.

Friday, May 24, 2024, 4:15 pm PDT

Storytelling with Absence and Presence
Astrology is not just alive in what happens but also what doesn’t happen. In visibility and invisibility. In absence and presence. Delineating is merely storytelling. Whether we are examining birth charts, transits, horaries, etc. Here we will hone in our observational focus on separating and applying, speed, and location to explore absence and presence in astrological configurations. This will include aversion, essential dignity and debility, refranation, homozonia, and more.

Diana Harper

Diana Rose Harper is a relational astrologer based in southern California. Her practice aims to bring her fellow humans into a more ferociously loving & compassionately honest relationship with themselves and the terrestrial & celestial beings whose lives irrevocably intertwine with ours. You can find her on social media as @ddamascenaa.

Saturday, May 25, 2024, 4:00 pm PDT

Infinite Resourcing: Seeing from the Second House
Called the Gate of Hades, the Second House serves an ambivalent buffet of agency, chance, abundance & austerity, reminding us of unavoidable reliance on often-unreliable resources. However, taking the perspective of the Second House and applying it more broadly to the entire chart can reveal reserves of support and caches of insight leading to a deeper sense of existential security.

Sunday, May 26, 2024, 9:00 am PDT

Astrological Practice as Love Practice
The astrologer as mediator of celestial insight is a perfect locus from which to embody Love. Sincere Love — active support of and respect for others’ flourishing & development — is directly enhanced by the delight-in-diversity astrology provides. Coupled with philia, astrological exploration becomes an avenue of advocacy for beloved difference, expanding the field of Love to be more generously nourishing. As astrologers, can we more deliberately Love the world, inspiring our clients, students, & colleagues to do the same?

Judith Hill

Judith Hill is an award winning author of thirteen books, and founded The Academy for Astrological Medicine; Medical Astrology 101; and The Renaissance Medicine Conferences. She is a Chartered Herbalist with Dominion Herbal College, faculty at Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism; and Kepler College. An internationally recognized researcher, Hill published significant statistical research on astro-genetics and astro-seismology, and serving as Educational Director for San Francisco's NCGR; and as private assistant to physicist Arthur M. Young at the Institute for the Study of Consciousness. Hill successfully matched five biographies to five natal charts in an NCGR sponsored skeptic’s challenge (1989).

Friday, May 24, 2024, 4:15 pm PDT

Uranus’ Medical Impact: Body & Mind
What role might “electrical” Uranus play in schizoid disorders, mania, stroke, seizure, spasm, or cardiac events? Uranus’ backward rotation mimics its puzzling bodily and cognitive affects. Uranus rules extremes. And how might natal Uranus influence our personal health tendencies throughout life? What health alerts might we glean from its current transit position? Judith presents fascinating cases of Uranus’ awakening powers and hypothetical remedial approaches. This lecture promises to be as eye opening as is the planet! All levels welcome.

Saturday, May 25, 2024, 1:45 pm PDT

Astrological Nutrition: Vitamins, Minerals & Metals
Judith demonstrates how to utilize planet-nutrient assignments for evaluating nutritional deficiencies, excesses and imbalances in the natal chart; and also through specific current transits affecting that natal pattern. She will introduce her own fascinating technique for identifying potential nutritional deficiencies of the twelve Ascendant signs, while honoring, and providing, the nutrient assignments organized by pioneers Elbert Benjamine, Robert Carl Jansky, and Eileen Nauman, DHM. This powerful technique is so practical and easy to learn!

Monday, May 27, 2024, 10:00 am PDT

The Joy of Planetary Energetics: Medical Astrology for Everyone!
Beginning Medical Astrology isn’t hard – most astrologers can readily learn the first methods! This workshop provides easy techniques useful to lay persons, astrologers and health practitioners alike. Judith’s vast experience provides the student with a wealth of illustrative stories and entertaining innuendo. We will begin with tools and books needed, and proceed towards a comprehension of the first steps: Zodiacal Human Sign energetics Planetary Energetics: temperature, moisture, speed, tension Assessing the seat of chronicity Locating the seat of inflammation The Lunar Nodes: Excess and Deficiency Evaluating weaker body zones, organs The six genres of astrological medicine, ethics, legalities, waivers.

Jason Holley

Jason Holley is an astrologer and psychotherapist descended from a four-generation matriarchy of Appalachian women who looked at stars and cups to understand Soul. Jason is committed to astrological storytelling that embraces all the creatures of our shared earth as well as all the creatures of the inner ecosystem of Soul. Jason has taught for most astrological conferences and has held retreats and workshops around the world. His orientations to astrology include myth and metaphor, astrodrama and experiential/immersive methods, and relational approaches. He offers professional training programs and mentorships for practitioners of relational astrology, experiential astrology, and mythic-archetypal astrology.

Friday, May 24, 2024, 2:30 pm PDT

Reimagining Mental Health through Astrology: the Language of Soul
The popularity of diagnostic language — trauma, PTSD, narcissism, addiction — means people coming to astrologers use these terms as a primary language. Yet this language is rarely experienced as myth, metaphor, or story, but rather as a ‘thing’. How do we get behind such labels to a wider field of meaning? Avoiding the trap of correlating astrological ‘things’ to psychological ‘things’, we’ll explore practical ways astrologers can render diagnostic categories translucent to deeper stories of soul astrological symbols evoke.

Saturday, May 25, 2024, 10:45 am PDT

You’re In There Too: Understanding Aspect Patterns through a Relational Practice of Astrology
Aspects depict relationship. This talk will look closely at how aspect patterns express both intrapsychic relationships between inner figures and interpersonal relationships with others. Eschewing the impossible idea of being blank slates who can avoid entanglements with the inner life of others, we will instead explore how such entanglements between astrologer and client (inevitable in even a single consultation), when made conscious, can empower our understanding of the trickiest and most unconscious aspect patterns that condition their lives.

Rick Levine

Rick's philosophy is simple: Astrology is a tool for empowerment, understanding, and creativity. His unique approach combines astrology and spirituality, science and religion, and the head and the heart. Founding Trustee of Kepler College. Coauthored Barnes and Noble's annual Your Astrology Guides (2006-2013). Rick’s online Daily Horoscope Column reached millions daily for twenty years. His instructional YouTube videos and courses currently reach tens of thousands of students every month. AWARDS: “International Astrologer of the Year Award” (Kolkata, India, 2018), “Fomalhaut Award for Astrological Excellence” (Turkish School of Astrology, 2019), and “Favorite Social Media Content Creator” (ISAR, 2022).

Saturday, May 25, 2024, 1:45 pm PDT

The Planets: Where the Signs Come Alive — An Astrological Tour Through Our Solar System
We will explore the planetary archetypes from a holistic perspective, beginning with the Luminaries (Sun, Moon) and how they light up a chart. Then, we will step through the personal planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars) to see how we directly engage our immediate environment. Understanding the social planets (Jupiter, Saturn) enables us to see how our energies are regulated on our life journey. Ultimately, we’ll consider the transpersonal planets (Uranus, Neptune, Pluto) and how they expand and transform consciousness.

Sunday, May 26, 2024, 4:00 pm PDT

Overcoming Patriarchal Biases in Natal Chart Interpretation
The continuing recovery of traditional Hellenistic tools and techniques has forever changed the landscape of modern astrology. However, it’s easy to forget that our ancestors lived in a very different world, and that astrology was largely created and practiced by men for other men. We will explore the fundamental biases of left-brained, male-dominated, rational, colonial astrology and how to break free of our programmed gender-based perspectives. More importantly, we’ll explore ways to remedy this imbalance in natal chart interpretation.

Monday, May 27, 2024, 10:00 am PDT

Hands-on Natal Chart Interpretation — Getting to the Core of the Matter in Real Time
Take your chart readings to the next level. Chart interpretation is where the rubber meets the road. All the theories and techniques in the world won’t magically combine to create powerful astrological interactions with either clients, family, or friends. With over 50 years of experience, Rick has synthesized his approach to horoscopic astrology in a way that can benefit beginners, serious students, and even professionals. How to approach a consultation. Real-time charts of class participants included to demonstrate practical tools.

Rose Marcus

Evolutionary Astrologer, ISAR CAP, Rose Marcus has written for numerous publications and projects, including daily horoscopes for the Mountain Astrologer (2007/08). Her first book, Insights into Evolutionary Astrology, a compilation project, was published in 2010 by Lewellyn Worldwide. Since 2010, Rose has co-hosted Guiding Stars, a monthly transit radio show broadcast on In 2019, Rose launched SoulWise School of Evolutionary Astrology with Laura Nalbandian and Patricia Walsh. Rose is a founding member of the JWG Association of Evolutionary Astrologers (launched, 2022: In addition to her astrology practice, Rose also offers clairvoyant/tarot readings.

Friday, May 24, 2024, 2:30 pm PDT

Retrograde Planets
Retrograde planets are common to find in a natal chart – but what is the soul’s intention for setting up a planetary retrograde condition? Is an outer planet retrograde an important consideration in a natal chart analysis? The directional change of progressed planets from retrograde to direct or vice versa mark evolutionary transitions of significance. For this lecture, Rose will discuss the influence of retrograde planets in natal charts, secondary progressions, and by transit.

Saturday, May 25, 2024, 4:00 pm PDT

Introduction to Planetary Nodes
Like the lunar north and south nodes but much less commonly used, the planetary nodes supply valuable information regarding the framework of a planet’s history and intention for evolution. Moving very slowly over great lengths of time, the nodes of outer planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto draw from the imprints of collective evolution. The nodes of Mercury, Venus, and Mars provide context that is unique to the individual.

Martin Sebastian Moritz

Martin Sebastian Moritz lives in Berlin. He started out as actor and dancer, before he studied psychology and astrology. With ten years of teaching Psychodrama under his belt, he specializes in couple therapy, often helped with astrological readings. He teaches Psychological Astrology and also specializes in Karmic astrology, gender issues and biography work. He lectures all over the world and has given talks at NORWAC, AA conference, Astrological Lodge, KEPLER college, AFAN and CPA. He writes for German and Swiss astrology magazines, as well as for the Astrological Journal. He is the author of 'Pandora's box: The mysterious 8th house'.

Sunday, May 26, 2024, 4:00 pm PDT

Come into My Life: The Descendant and Its Ruler as Signifiers in Relationship Astrology
The ascendant-descendant axis has a special influence on our partner choices. Why does an order loving Virgo ascendant attract dreamy, sensitive, and potentially chaotic Pisces partners? Why does a passionate Sagittarius rising attract argumentative and critical Geminis? Opposites attract? Maybe. But we must look at the ruler of the 7th house, the house in which it is places and what aspects it forms. Along with planets in the 7th house, these patterns have a profound effect on our partner choices.

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 by her mother, Maggie Nalbandian. 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 25, 2024, 1:45 pm PDT

Your Natal Moon – Moving from Coping to Emotional Health
Living on planet earth is a stressful experience, and it seems at every turn we are triggered into our emotional coping patterns – what soothes us, and helps us get through the moment. Laura will explore how the natal Moon shows the coping patterns for each sign, and how to move from simply coping with stress, to functionally dealing with stress.

Ali Olomi

Dr. Ali A Olomi is professor history at Loyola Marymount University and an Affiliated Scholar with the Rutgers Center for Security, Race, and Rights. He is a scholar of medieval Islamic history and the modern Middle East researching, writing, and teaching the entanglements of religion, science, and empire. As a scholar, Ali works on the history of astronomy/astrology, Islamic occult sciences, gender and sexuality, and intellectual history.

Saturday, May 25, 2024, 1:45 pm PDT

Mundane Astrology: History, Politics, and the Stars
My primary specialty is in “mundane astrology” so this lecture will present an overview of the history, evolution, and techniques of one of the oldest branches of astrology as it is used to understand the world and politics. The lecture is based on groundbreaking new material translated from medieval Islamic texts exploring planetary periods, ingresses, conjunctions, eclipses, and lunations. This material will be shared for the first time at this lecture.

Christopher Renstrom

Christopher Renstrom is the creator of, an online astrology site based on his bestselling book, Ruling Planets (HarperCollins 2002). His latest books, The Cosmic Calendar and Rise & Shine: An Astrological Guide to How You Show Up in the World are both published by TarcherPerigee, a Penguin Random House imprint. Christopher writes the daily horoscopes for and the weekly horoscopes for Astrology Hub where he also appears on their YouTube show Horoscope Highlights. In addition to that Christopher presents weekly IGLives with co-host Emilie where they discuss various astrological topics and take questions from viewers. Contact information:

Saturday, May 25, 2024, 9:00 am PDT

Sailor Moon: Astrology Phenomenon
This breakout 1990s anime recasts the astrological planets as Sailor Senshi, magical guardians reincarnated as Japanese schoolgirls pledged to protect Earth. Not since the Sun Sign column has a form of mainstream entertainment introduced so many people to Astrology for the first time. With its message of female empowerment, Jungian archetypes, and fusion of East/West Astrology, Sailor Moon is a world famous franchise. We’ll explore what makes Sailor Moon so special and why it’s still going strong 30 years later.

Sunday, May 26, 2024, 1:45 pm PDT

Good Planets Gone Bad
It’s natural to think of good planets as only bringing good things in Astrology. The Sun is about being seen while the Moon wraps us in emotional comfort; Venus bestows love and beauty and Jupiter is luck and riches. But what happens when these planets are too powerful in a chart – like when they’re in domicile, exalted, elevated, or angular? We will study three chart examples and ask if the planets are doing good by this person or harm?

Samuel Reynolds

Samuel F. Reynolds, a former skeptic, had a life-changing visit to an astrologer and has since spent over 30 years studying astrology. Now Samuel consults and teaches astrology full-time. He serves as president of the board of directors for the International Academy of Astrology, and has written horoscopes for several print and online publications. He was the co-recipient of ISAR’s 2022 Community Service Award. His site is

Friday, May 24, 2024, 4:15 pm PDT

The Invisible Chart: Fresh Understandings With Antiscia and Declinations
In a 75-minute presentation, Reynolds will reveal what antiscia points and declinations (including out-of-bound planets) are and how they can provide incredible insight and connections in any astrological chart that are not easily discernible by traditional placements and aspects.

Sunday, May 26, 2024, 7:00 pm PDT

If I Were Born on Mars: Thinking About Astrology Beyond the Big Blue Marble
When, not if, we explore more of our galaxy and even this universe, what will a geocentric or even a heliocentric astrology mean for these Terran-born explorers? In this keynote presentation, Reynolds will explore both the fresh techniques we might use to have such an astrology, but more important what will it mean to see the stars and new planets that aren’t Earth-bound? What might we need to remember now and then?


Vernon Robinson

Vernon has been studying astrology for over 30 years and involved in Evolutionary Astrology for the past 20 years. Vernon has been counseling clients for 15 years. He has a Masters Certification in Evolutionary Astrology from Steven Forrest. He attended the last public class taught by Jeffrey Wolf Green in Boulder, Colorado in April, 2004. Vernon has presented at Rocky Mountain Astrology (ROMA), Denver Astrology Group, Northwest Astrology Conference (NORWAC) and the San Francisco Astrology Society (SFAS). He is currently working on research for a book about the astrology chart of the First African Slave Ship in 1619. email:

Friday, May 24, 2024, 9:00 pm PDT

Evolutionary Astrology Archetypes in African-American Culture
A picture is worth a thousand words” the classic saying goes. Carl Jung identified that the symbolism of the archetype gives instant meaning to people no matter what their culture is. There are many examples of evolutionary astrology archetypes in African-American culture in film, music and literature. This talk will give examples of these archetypes that any astrologer can use to get the understanding of a client’s chart across to their client.

Kelly Surtees

Kelly Surtees travels worldwide to teach practical and accessible astrology that combines traditional techniques with a modern mindset. Kelly has established herself in an astrological career that includes a full roster of clients, a monthly astrology membership, an online astrology training program, webinars and classes. A class with Kelly is full of inspiration, insight, useful techniques and practical wisdom. When Kelly isn’t teaching, she dreams of the ocean, and often has her hands in the garden. Find out more

Friday, May 24, 2024, 7:30 pm PDT

Celebrating 40: A Milestone Time
Let’s explore turning 40 through story and astrological cycles. What’s to celebrate? What’s to look forward to too? What’s shifting and changing? We’ll touch on the chart of NORWAC itself to honor its milestone year and hear from other astrologers about turning 40. A look at what makes 40 unique based on personal timing cycles and real-life stories.

Saturday, May 25, 2024, 4:00 pm PDT

Progressed Mercury and Venus: Timing Your Life with Progressions
Discover how progressed Mercury and Venus can indicate a major shift, change or transition. Learn how to work with your progressed planets, as we explore progressed Mercury and progressed Venus. See how to connect your Mercury and Venus to a variety of important topics – career, health, relationships and more. Discover how to interpret both sign and direction changes by progressed Venus and Mercury. Learn how to identify and work with aspects involving progressed Mercury and Venus.

Monday, May 27, 2024, 10:00 am PDT

The Business of Being an Astrologer
Trying to get started in your astrology practice and stuck on what to do or where to start? In this practical workshop, Kelly will share tips on what works – and what doesn’t – to help you set yourself up for success. Get guidance and support on how to set up your astrology practice, building your client base, how to price and promote your services, how to balance your astrology practice with other professional work and more. We’ll discuss the role of a website, email and social media. You’ll also learn essential communication and listening skills to enhance your consultations.

Kira Sutherland

Kira Sutherland is a highly experienced, award-winning, Australian naturopath, nutritionist, herbalist and medical astrologer. She divides her time between clinical practice and writing/lecturing on these subjects, and is known and loved for her vibrant, straightforward teaching style. She has lectured around the world and uses her 30 years of clinical experience and vast knowledge of healing in combination with her passion for medical astrology, into a wonderful mix of mind-body medicine. She can be found at or on socials @astrologyofhealth.

Friday, May 24, 2024, 9:00 am PDT

Planets and Potions: Using Planetary Rulership’s to Support Your Health
Unravelling what planet is causing a health issue is only half the journey when working with someone’s health chart. What do we do once we know where a problem is coming from? The planets have been given rulership over herbs, foods, nutrients, activities etc. In this workshop, Kira will explore how to support a planet when under stress, when to use treatment by sympathy or by opposition and explore the timing of how the body heals. This is a practical class with much take-home information for your own natal chart.

Saturday, May 25, 2024, 10:45 am PDT

Chiron in Medical Astrology
Since the discovery of Chiron in 1977, much has been written about it from a spiritual, emotional, and psychological perspective, but what does the famous centaur have to teach us about our physical Health? Chiron taught healing and medicine to his students, but what does he have to teach us about our journey to heal within our physical form? In this lecture, Kira will explore how Chiron, through the signs, becomes our teacher and medicine for deeper healing.

Sunday, May 26, 2024, 4:00 pm PDT

Solar Health Cycles: The Application of Solar Returns in Medical Astrology
Health and illness are not linear issues; life throws us bumps and turns when we are just feeling in our groove. What if we could assess the year ahead for our energetic health blueprint, analyzing our potential strengths and weaknesses? Join Kira for this practical lecture on assessing the solar return chart as a blueprint for your yearly health report card and how to support it.

Yvonne Smith Tarnas

Yvonne Smith Tarnas Ph.D., MFT, is a psychotherapist, Jungian Analyst, and astrologer. In addition to her analytic practice, Yvonne is a clinical consultant for the San Francisco Jung Institute, and lectures on psychology and astrology. Publications include “Synchronicity, Intentionality, and Archetypal Meaning in Therapy” (2015) and “Destined Meetings and the Healing Force of Relationships” (2021). Yvonne has lectured for Relationships & Astrology, PsychAstrology, the Astrological Association of Great Britain, OPA, and ISAR.

Saturday, May 25, 2024, 10:45 am PDT

The Moon’s Alchemy: Attachment and Relationships
Human yearning for connection is astrologically expressed by the Moon. This celestial guide illuminates the labyrinthine corridors of our relational pursuits, connecting us to the realms of our unconscious yearnings, and propelling us towards profound encounters. Learn the archetypal force of the Moon’s attachment needs and hungers as revealed by the natal planetary aspects. We will explore our Moon’s story, woven with the threads of our innermost desires and drives. Case material will be presented.

Joy Vernon

Joy Vernon is an astrologer and tarot reader in Burien, Washington. She is the Organizer of the Greater Seattle Tarot Meetup and serves on the board of the Washington State Astrological Association. Joy brings expertise and practiced familiarity to her specialty of esoteric tarot, which layers astrological and qabalistic symbolism onto the traditional images. Don’t miss an abundance of articles on her blog and tutorials on her YouTube channel. Learn more at

Friday, May 24, 2024, 9:00 pm PDT

An Astrologer’s Approach to Tarot
If you know astrology, then you can read tarot! In this presentation you’ll learn: *The astrological correspondences for all 78 cards *How to use astrology to interpret the cards *Questions that tarot answers better than chart reading *Easy decks to transition from astrology to tarot *Astrologically-based tarot spreads. We’ll conclude with a practice reading to stretch your tarot muscles. Tarot readers might find the astrological glyphs on the cards mysterious; for you, this familiar language opens a new symbolic system.

Simon Vorster

Simon Vorster is a specialist in the Evolutionary Astrology paradigm, a consultant, and an educator. His teachings are inspired by renowned figures, such as Jeffery Wolf Green, Carl Jung, and Dane Ruhyar. Drawing inspiration from his personal life as a conscious partner and parent, Simon seeks to help people navigate their emotional experiences and connect with their soul's purpose. Simon runs an online Astrology School and an EA community. Alongside his partner, he shares his knowledge and insights where he seeks to provide valuable resources and support to those seeking to deepen their understanding of Evolutionary Astrology.

Saturday, May 25, 2024, 4:00 pm PDT

Deepening Astrological Readings: Trusting Your Intuition
In this lecture, I will share a process to help you offer more profound and fulfilling astrological readings. I will introduce practical skills you can immediately apply to your astrological practice, which will help you connect to and trust your intuition when reading charts. This lecture is a fresh take on looking at the astrology chart by centering the individual’s experience and story at the forefront and asking impactful questions to guide them to transformational insights.

Sunday, May 26, 2024, 1:45 pm PDT

Navigating Change: Why Evolutionary Astrology Is Essential in These New Times
Discover why evolutionary astrology is a potent tool for self-understanding. In a world where feeling-centered and connected to personal meaning can be challenging, EA can provide a unique map to help us navigate our way back home. Learn to apply the Evolutionary Astrology method to your natal chart, uncovering profound aspects of your psyche. This lecture emphasizes the journey of self-discovery and how EA can help you connect with your purpose and the answers you seek in this lifetime.

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 24, 2024, 9:00 am PDT

The Shadow Knows…. But Do You?
“The psychological rule says that when an inner situation is not made conscious, it happens outside as fate”— Carl Jung

As Astrologers we have a unique opportunity to facilitate the process of making the unconscious, conscious and freeing others and ourselves from “fate”. Every archetype has a shadow, but how do you identify it, or work with it, when it arises for you or your clients? Patricia will illuminate the darker corners of the psyche by describing the dynamics of psychological complexes and defenses, that constitute shadow content and share common shadow themes for each archetype of the zodiac.

Friday, May 24, 2024, 1:15 pm PDT

Reimagining Astrology
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” – Albert Einstein

Astrology should not need to bow to the current collective idolatry of materialism and rationalism, but rather, proudly claim its core principles as a truth, that ration alone cannot explain. Astrology cannot be defined by any mundane mechanism but does clearly map the realm of meaning. As Astrologers we stand at a unique crossroad, where the inner and outer world intersect in the mysterious field of synchronicity. Set aside your systems and calculations and rejoin the magic circle, in the space ‘between-the -worlds’, where ration ends, and the emancipation of imagination begins!

Sunday, May 26, 2024, 1:15 pm PDT

Diving into the Waters of Self – EXPERIENCING Pluto in Aquarius
This gathering is designed to get you into the FEELING and direct experience of Pluto’s ingress into Aquarius and what this time can mean for you, your clients and the collective. Using a variety of techniques and methods, Patricia will guide you, to exchange what you think you know, for a direct encounter with the living archetypes to learn what THEY know! Set your notebooks aside and come prepared to play in the field of imagination.

Robert Weinstein

Robert Weinstein (AKA Crypto Damus) has practiced astrologer for over two decades. He is one of the leading financial astrologers for Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, as well as Stocks. He published The Astrology Of Bitcoin in The Mountain Astrologer in 2019, appeared on The Astrology Podcast in 2020 and presented at ISAR 2022. He currently has the longest running financial astrology subscription report for Bitcoin. You can find his work at and @AstroCryptoGuru on Twitter. You can email him at

Friday, May 24, 2024, 9:00 pm PDT

The Astrology of Market Manias and Crashes
Can astrology predict major market manias and market crashes ? What are the astrological patterns most associated with market boom and bust cycles ? A study of past market boom/ bust cycles such as the Dutch Tulips craze, the Stock Market rallies and crashes of the past 100 years, and the recent ups and downs of Cryptocurrencies reveal many key astrological insights. These key astrological signatures can help long term investors avoid Market mayhem!

Mecca Woods

Mecca Woods is a New York City-based astrologer and author who helps others create the life they want using the gifts they were born with. Her writing and astrology-based guidance have appeared in places like Bustle, Essence, Cosmopolitan, and on TLC. She is also a nationally syndicated horoscope columnist with King Features. Her books, Astrology for Happiness and Success and The Astrology Journal: A Celestial Guide to Recording Your Cosmic Journey are out now. You can connect Mecca at

Saturday, May 25, 2024, 10:45 am PDT

Building An Astrology Business When You’re Broke
Creating a sustainable astrology practice can take a great deal of time and money. But what if you find yourself with limited resources? In such circumstances, Mecca offers insights and practical strategies to help you launch your budding astrology practice successfully. Discover how to navigate the challenges of building your practice while managing constraints, ensuring a solid foundation for long-term success.