Schedule

Thursday, May 27, 2021

9:00 am – 1:30 p.m. PDT | Pre-Conference Workshop - $100/$130 (add to your registration)

Lecture Description: 
How can we unlock the symbolic meaning contained in the natal chart and can our chart show us a path in life? This workshop will explore some key methods for unlocking a natal chart including: chart patterning and shape; the Moon’s nodes; the influence of Outer Planets on the inner planets as well as deconstructing the most important aspect structures to explore how the blue print of the natal chart reveals a potential path to guide us in life. These techniques, and our growing intuitive skills, can reveal a path of meaning and purpose that can change our lives forever.

Addtional Lectures:

Sunday / 10:45 am – Making Sense of 2020: the Planetary Nodes and Contemporary History

Friday, May 28, 2021

9:00 am – noon PDT | Pre-Conference Workshop - $75/$105 (add to your registration)

Lecture Description:
In this workshop we will learn four special traditional ways of identifying important themes and topics of conversation in natal astrology. After introducing some special features of traditional techniques, we will look at sect, angularity, dignities, and aversion, in order to find some of the most interesting areas of the chart. Following this, we’ll learn a basic method of house interpretation, and an important predictive technique which beginners can use: profections.

Additional Lectures:

Saturday / 2:30 pm PDT – Advanced Traditional House Interpretation

Sunday / 4:30 pm PDT – Prediction with Traditional Solar Revolutions

Lecture Description:
In this workshop, we will explore various ways of engaging the astrological chart with individuals and groups as an encounter with imagery and soul – with approaches, metaphors, and stories drawn from ancient and contemporary repertoires of story-telling, art-making, philosophy, theatre, and psychology. Our central concern will be how the encounter of astrologer and client under the sky of the client’s birth can become – not through technique or method, but through ways of being together – an encounter with the deepest mysteries and longings, desires, concerns in their heart. And then we will practice this together.

Additional Lectures:

Friday / 1:15 pm PDT – A Space for Soul: Coming Together and Coming Apart in the Circle of Animals

Saturday / 4:30 pm PDT – Mutual Reception: The Mysteries and Possibilities of Living in One Another’s Home

Lecture Description: 
The Pinball Approach to Understanding Your Natal Energy is a combination of Horary, Uranian, Jyotish and Western astrological techniques. It focuses on how the energy of transiting planets flow and stimulate the planets in a natal chart. It is a holistic approach to viewing a chart as an energy system. Triggering transits create a Pinball Game. It helps with difficult or challenging aspects and gives a clear idea of when the energy will complete. It shows how to reach your maximum natal potential and use the unique timing mechanism proactively!! Become a Pinball Wizard of your chart!

Additional Lectures:

Saturday / 2:30 pm PDT – Midpoint Extravaganza

Sunday / 1:00 pm PDT – The Renaissance is Coming!

Lecture Description: 
Focus on Aquarius, location of the recent conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. Additionally, in March 2023, Saturn exits Aquarius just as Pluto enters, remaining there until 2043! Always bearing in mind our own personal charts, we contemplate the mythic genealogy of the rulers of this sign: Saturn (traditional), Uranus (modern) and Jupiter (Esoteric), plus considering the meaning of Chiron’s orbit, weaving between them. Aquarian themes: individual versus collective; old versus new; the Waterbearer as a symbolic image; Aquarian shadow themes. A guided imagery process will be offered to ground the material in our own imaginal world.

Additional Lectures

Saturday / 10:45 am PDT – Moon Talk: Comfort in Chaos

Sunday / 9:00 am PDT – Chiron-A-Virus

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

Lecture Description:
As astrologers we focus especially on the zodiac – a Circle of Animals in the sky. The modern eye cannot see these creatures, yet gatherings to reflect astrologically – whether hundreds or thousands in a conference, or two in consultation – offer precious habitat for these beings to stretch, fly, peer mysteriously through foliage, pounce, swim, swarm, dig, mate. How may we come together and restore, tend, protect, give ourselves to a habitat for the all the wildness of Soul?

Additional Lectures:

Friday workshop / 9:00 am PDT – Constellations of Meaning: Encountering the Mysteries Together in Astrological Consultation

Saturday / 4:30 pm PDT – Mutual Reception: The Mysteries and Possibilities of Living in One Another’s Home

2:30 - 3:45 pm

Lecture Description: 
When a planet rises in your chart, what arises in your life? This inquiry is the purview of primary directions, which Martin Gansten calls “astrology’s old master technique.” In this talk, we’ll explore the very basics of primary directions: what they are, how they work, and straightforward ways to calculate and interpret the rising, culminating, and setting of planets in the real sky in relation to a chart—no trigonometry required! (Beginner)

Lecture Description: 
What is the spiritual expression of each sign, and what does the chart say about our personal path of self-realization. Join this lecture to gain further clarity on how astrology can reveal our unique spiritual challenges and potential. (All)

Additional Lectures:

Sunday / 4:30 pm PDT – The Ascendant: A Succession to the 12th House

Lecture Description: 
If you are new to astrology and want to get started with using astrology to make talismans and harness celestial energies, this is the talk for you. Astrology provides the diagnosis of a problem, and magic gives the remedy. We will learn about the magical attributes of the visible planets and their special gifts, as well as techniques to remediate and alleviate difficult planetary periods. (Beginner)

Additional Lectures:

Sunday / 10:45 am PDT – Electing for Magic and Talismans

Lecture Description: 
Bolts of consciousness through fog; the generative mist of nonlinear thought: these are some of the ambivalent gifts that luminaries in the 12th House offer. By exploring the most maligned of the “dark houses” with the aid of the Sun and the Moon, our most brilliant celestial beacons, we can literally and metaphorically shine a light into the canyons and chasms of being. Not everything seen in such places is photogenic, but a good portion of it is truly illuminative. (All)

Additional Lectures:

Sunday / 2:30 pm PDT – Re-Envisioning Juno

Lecture Description: 
The ancients knew Saturn to be the limit. The discovery of Uranus shattered traditional boundaries. The Saturn-Uranus Cycle is about 45 years long. 2021 is dominated by the closing Saturn-Uranus Square (exact on February 12, June 14, and December 21). What happens when the karmic planet of stability crosses paths with the futuristic planet of rebellion? How does this aspect affect the natal chart? How do we read Saturn-Uranus aspects in a natal chart? All this, and more. (All)

Sunday / 2:30 pm PDT – How to Write and Market Horoscope Columns

Lecture Description: 
While the Hellenistic timing technique of zodiacal releasing can be used to make predictions about specific periods of time, it also can play a healing role by mapping ongoing stories of our lives. Using this ancient technique in dialogue, with the astrologer contributing the technical distinctions and the client recounting details and events, we can reconstruct the narrative arc of what has been and notice clues about what may yet emerge. (Intermediate)

Additional Lectures:

Sunday / 2:30 pm PDT – When Loves Comes Around

4:30 - 5:45 pm PDT

Lecture Description:
Working with astrology and the tarot can deepen our understanding of both. All 78 cards in the tarot deck correspond to an element, planet, sign, or a combination. Join me to explore how astrology and the tarot enliven each other. And, how to use numerology to find your personal lifetime card and card for the year. All of this can bring more imagery into your practice and offer “cards” to work with that align with growth intentions. (Beginner/Intermediate)

Additional Lectures:

Saturday / 2:30 pm PDT – Moon and Planet Phases – A Doorway to Self-Discovery

Lecture Description: 
This talk will explore the meaning of planets arising in light after being invisible (heliacal rising) and planets making their final appearance before descending into darkness (heliacal setting). We’ll examine the importance and nuances of their interpretation in natal astrology, including how they make a crucial statement regarding one’s purpose and calling in life. We’ll also discover how to utilize secondary progressions to determine pivotal time periods in the life of those born with a heliacal rising or setting planet. (Intermediate)

Lecture Description: 
A planet correlates with behavior aimed at fulfilling specific needs. Each planet dynamically connects with other planets by aspect which drives motivation to generate those needs. But what happens if there is no connection between a planet and any other planet? Do those behaviors remain undeveloped? Do those needs remain unfulfilled? Is the planet simply missing in action? Come discover what’s suggested by an “unaspected” planet in your chart? Learn how it operates to make its needs happen. (All)

Lecture Description: 
Traditionally, Sol governs our “Vital Force”. Our natal Sun describes our personal storage battery, quantity and quality of this life-giving force. Your birth date determines the repeating yearly fluctuation of this Vital Force, its highs and lows. Theoretically, we can improve our health and prolong life by recognizing its natural rhythm. Judith demonstrates the simple method of tracking your personal solar year for health preventions and enhancements. This knowledge is of inestimable value to both astrologers and healers. (All)

Additional Lectures:

Saturday / 2:30 pm PDT – Medical Influences of the Lunar Nodes

Monday workshop / 10:00 am PDT – The Gemstone and Herb Remedials of Medical Astrology

Lecture Description: 

By natal position and by transit, the nodes and their rulers are a vital source of information. The south node correlates with unconscious security patterns rooted in the past. The ruler of the south node provides additional information regarding how that imprint was developed and how it is brought forward into the present. The north node correlates with resources that will facilitate growth beyond the repeating loop of the past. The ruler of the north node facilitates access and assists to actualize the north node resources. There is more to it than that! (All)

Additional Lectures:

Sunday / 4:30 pm – Charting the Progress of your Evolution: The Secondary Progressed Chart

Lecture Description: 
How to make your astrology work as a business from scratch—covering important topics like social media, marketing, taxes, client management, branding, and staying afloat during lean times. (Intermediate)

Additional Lectures:

Sunday / 7:00 pm PDT – Our Crosses to Bear: The Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable Cross

Monday workshop / 10:00 am PDT – Unleashing Your Daemon

7:00 - 8:00 pm

Lecture Description: 
For centuries, pandemics and wars, symbolized astrologically by Saturn/Pluto conjunctions, have been followed by a Renaissance! We know a Renaissance is coming! What does it look like? How do the planetary placements and aspects describe it? Where do they fall in our charts? When does it arrive? How do we help our family, friends and clients? Who will we become?

Additional Lectures:

Friday workshop / 9:00 am PDT – The Pinball Approach to Astrology

Saturday / 2:30 pm PDT – Mid-Point Extravaganza

Saturday, May 29, 2021

9:00 am PDT

Lecture Description: 
What potentials for pleasure and purpose can the benefic planets, Venus, and Jupiter, offer? Are there are any bright cycles ahead? How can we each access the most uplifting and enjoyable possibilities in our own charts to contribute ease, support, and kindness to our communities? An exploration of what the benefic planets are and how – and when – they can help, as well as simple tips on finding pathways to pleasure and purpose in your own chart. 

Additional Lectures:

Sunday / 10:45 am PDT – Malefics and the Mind

Monday workshop / 8:30 am PDT – Preparing for an Astrology Consultation: Essential Steps and a Checklist to Get You Started

10:45 am - 12:00 pm PDT

Lecture Description: 
Uranian Astrology has contributed many amazing practices to modern Astrology including a rigorous use of midpoints, solar arcs, the graphic ephemeris, composite charts, and the 360 and 90-degree dials. However, it usually goes unnoticed. Come and take a deep dive into the heart of Uranian Astrology and see what it is, why it works so powerfully well, and what new insights it can shed on your chart as well as your client work. (Intermediate)

Lecture Description: 
Ancient astrologers referred to the sixth house as the place of bad fortune – the location of the difficult experiences of life such as accidents, illnesses and servitude. Explore their thinking and learn which astrological indications suggest the possibility of unfortunate sixth house potentials being transformed into more positive outcomes. (Beginner)

Additional Lectures:

Sunday / 2:30 pm PDT – The Hellenistic Condition of a House

Lecture Description: 
Luna, Mercury and Saturn are pivotal in the deepest and also most mundane daily interactions of intimate relationships. Whilst connecting and bonding us with the people we love in our adult life through synastry, they also help us heal childhood attachment issues and sibling relationships. Join me today as we take a deeper look at the importance of the Moon in healing attachment and intimacy issues, Mercury in helping us communicate better and Saturn in inhabiting our body. (All)

Lecture Description: 
Times of crisis are times of opportunity – and we are living exceptionally demanding times in anticipation for a new era. Astrology has a unique and deeply insightful way of pointing out the main opportunities and existential demands on us for developing what the Buddhists call “the Perfections” (of Spirit). Join us as we try to interweave planetary world transits and the kind of personal/soul work that they might signify – and require. (Beginner/Intermediate)

Additional Lectures:

Sunday / 10:45 am PDT – On Love and Attachment

Lecture Description: 
We Earthlings live in the ‘Sublunary’ world, the realm ‘under the Moon’, the celestial body closest to us. The Moon accompanies our daily lives, reflecting her intimate Light and offering a precious model of both stability and also changeability through time. This helps us to experience the subtle presence of ‘order within chaos’. We explore some of its cycles and how to engage with them personally. This simple knowledge, often overlooked, can contribute significantly to our well-being. (All)

Additional Lectures:

Friday workshop / 9:00 am PDT – You, Me and the Waterbearer

Sunday / 9:00 am PDT – Chiron-A-Virus

Lecture Description: 
Descent to the underworld doesn’t only happen in myth! It occurs individually and collectively, as part of a ‘Soul Making’ initiation. How far the US falls, is dependent on how well ‘we the people’, deal with her shadow. This is not an easy process for an individual and is decidedly messier for the collective, yet it can pave the way for a deeper and more genuine soul expression. Learn how this process is happening and what the outcomes might be. (All)

Additional Lectures:

Sunday / 2:30 pm PDT – Under (Evolutionary) Pressure – Planets Square the Moons Nodal Axis

Monday workshop / 10:00 am PDT – Digging for Gold: Exploring Your Pluto Process

1:00 pm PDT

Lecture Description: 
It’s time to move astrology from the theories, dogma and techniques swirling around our heads into real life practical applications that meet the needs of our communities. Changing times require all of us to change. What can you do different to change what astrology will be in the future. In what novel ways can you apply astrology in your life? I will share what I have been doing as well as offer up some possibilities for consideration.

Additional Lectures:

Sunday / 10:45 am PDT – Remember What You’ve Already Said

2:30 – 3:45 pm PDT

Lecture Description: 
Based on my soon-to-be-published book, co-authored with Aswin Subramanyan, we’ll look at the Moon, as our most personally identified self, in phasal relationship with the other planets. This material expands upon Dane Rudhyar’s pioneering lunation cycle work. I’ll touch on the 8 soli-lunar phases and then apply them to Moon-planet synodic cycles. For example, the Moon-Neptune phase illuminates the personal integration of time (Moon) and timelessness (Neptune). Looking at natal charts this way opens a new door into self-awareness. (Intermediate)

Additional Lectures:

Friday / 4:30 pm PDT – Astrological Tarot – Bringing the Archetypes and Symbols Together

Lecture Description:
In this lecture we will combine the three major factors used for interpreting house topics in traditional astrology: natural significators and their triplicity lords, Lots, and houses (with their lords). (Intermediate) 

Additional Lectures:

Friday workshop / 9:00 am PDT – A Fast Track to Traditional Chart Reading

Sunday / 4:30m PDT – Prediction with Traditional Solar Revolutions

Lecture Description:
The Lunar Nodes exert a reliable influence on the health on the Body Zones (signs) they transit through, or tenant natally. They also strongly impact the natal planets conjoined in our birth charts, or by transit. Learn when and how an organ, physical function, or body part is strengthened or weakened. And, what might be done to adjust possible negative or positive influences? This master key to astrological medicine offers the astrologer or healer a powerful working tool. (Intermediate) 

Speaker Lecture Schedule:

Friday  / 4:30 pm PDT – Your Health, Your Birth Date and The Master Sun Cycle

Monday workshop / 10:00 am PDT – The Gemstone and Herb Remedials of Medical Astrology

Lecture Description: 

Inevitably the time comes when we are called to transition from one phase of our personal journey to the next; to eliminate worn-out modes of behavior that no longer serve who we are. These life altering times are reflected in the transit of Pluto, and propel us forward whether we feel ready or not.  Laura will detail this powerful transit and not only present grounded methodologies, but strategies for making our way through the process.  (Beginner/Intermediate)

Lecture Description: 
Midpoints represent combinations of two or more planets’ energies. They are fun, fascinating and give us a microscopic view into a chart. They are great for fast and startling predictions. Midpoints allow us to tie together intersecting stories in a chart. Come learn to play with midpoints and learn astound your friends and family! (Intermediate)

Additional Lectures:

Friday workshop / 9:00 am PDT – The Pinball Approach to Astrology

Sunday / 1:00 pm PDT – The Renaissance is Coming!

Lecture Description: 
This lecture focuses on Pluto in Scorpio aka Millennials and their generational signatures, including the sub-generations that form through the transits of the other outer planets. We’ll also take a glimpse into the Pluto in Sagittarius generation, aka Gen Z, and beyond. We’ll walk through some mundane events that occurred while Pluto was in Scorpio, their correlation to outer planetary patterns, and the resulting generational traits that are apparent in Millennials as a whole as well as the micro-generations. (All)

4:30 - 5:45 pm PDT

Lecture Description: 
The first century astrologer Antiochus of Athens says that when Saturn is well-placed in a chart it brings increases to the native at the cost of others. Underlying this statement is a deeper understanding of the role that malefics play in astrology, and in this talk we will explore the implications for interpreting nativities depending on how Mars and Saturn are situated in the chart. (Intermediate)

Lecture Description: 
NORWAC is turning 37! This means, of course, that our favorite astrology conference is in the midst of its second Nodal Return. This year’s conference falls between Lunar and Solar Eclipses, which was true for the first NORWAC too. What does it mean? What are the odds? My friends, it’s all written in the stars. Learn to see the light in the serpentine shadow of eclipse mysteries through the lenses of astrology, astronomy, mythology, number magic, and sacred geometry. (All)

Additional Lectures:

Sunday / 2:30 pm PDT – Local Space Astrology – Planetary Power Paths and Temple Building

Lecture Description: 
Ever thought about starting a Youtube channel? Has the thought after that been, “AH!” YouTube is an incredible tool in the Astrologers tool kit. In this lecture, I will share about Youtube and social media scene, its value to Astrology and your Astrological practice. We will discuss -WHY use social media and HOW? Join me for a tour of social media and its value to your practice that won’t leave you screaming AH! (All)

Lecture Description: 
The notion that two planets receive one another is intrapsychically rich terrain that offers ways into some of the most vexing difficulties faced by each. When the planets involved become mysterious to one another – and deeply consider ‘how the other lives’ – they seem to open into profound ways of sharing, the richness of which may define an entire life. We will explore this idea’s back-and-forths across the astrological tradition, and the reception’s ups and downs within individual lifetimes. (All)

Additional Lectures:

Friday workshop / 9:00 am PDT – Constellations of Meaning: Encountering the Mysteries Together in Astrological Consultation

Friday / 1:15 pm PDT – A Space for Soul: Coming Together and Coming Apart in the Circle of Animals

Lecture Description: 
Solar arc directions have justifiably been called astrology’s most successful predictive system. The network of house rulership and aspect is the invisible web of logic that, once understood, opens astonishing new insights and detail about our clients, the needs that define them, and the events that shape their lives. This discussion will look at several techniques for blending house rulership into solar arc analysis in the client consultation, both predictively and as a road-map of overall life development.

Lecture Description: 
This lecture will take you on a journey through the 4 elements and their impact on our daily health. Kira will explore what each element has to offer and/ or how it can hinder us when it is in excess or deficiency. How can we utilize our elemental profile from our Natal chart to live a healthier, more balanced life? Come enjoy the journey through the elements and see what your chart is trying to tell you. (Beginner)

Additional Lectures:

Sunday / 4:30 pm PDT – Your Natal Health Story

7:00 - 8:00 pm PDT

What are some of the key issues discuss about race and racism in astrology? How can and does the astrology community become an anti-racist space? Is it racist? These are some of the questions that a virtual panel of NORWAC faculty will explore. Headed by NORWAC Diversity Scholarship co-coordinator, Sam Reynolds, Mychal A. Bryan, Stormie Grace, Diana Rose Harper and Gray Crawford will share their insights and answers to the questions above and other lingering questions of their own.

Sunday, May 30, 2021

9:00 am PDT

Lecture Description: 
Exploring the symbolism of Chiron and Pholus in the coronavirus pandemic. Between 2015 and 2023, Chiron and Pholus remain within orb of square each other, exact seven times and migrating from mutable to cardinal signs. Pholus was discovered in 1992, and its mythology and genealogy is rich and evocative. Its transit process may be described by the phrase “The Lid Comes Off”! We look for our personal thread of inner meaning and healing within this intense collective process.

Additional Lectures:

Friday workshop / 9:00 am PDT – You, Me and the Waterbearer

Saturday / 10:45 am PDT – Moon Talk: Comfort in Chaos

10:45 am - 12:00 pm PDT

Lecture Description: 
Success in astrological magic depends on choosing the right moment for creating talismans and ritual, astrologically speaking. Nina will discuss the planetary building blocks of successful magical elections, following the principles she uses for her monthly Magical Elections ebook. Best suited for intermediate and advanced astrologers, this talk will give you the confidence you need to take your astrological magic to a higher level. (Intermediate)

Additional Lectures:

Friday / 2:30 pm PDT – Astrological Magic for Neophytes

Lecture Description: 
In this talk Mark will explore the implications of his ground-breaking book on the Planetary Nodes. All the planets have a nodal axis and the nodes of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Pluto and Neptune have an uncanny ability to add an extra dimension of insight to collective events. Using historic examples to create a blueprint for their efficacy, Mark will explore the contemporary ‘big picture’ of the Social and Outer Planet cycles, the planetary nodes and the themes of world events. (Intermediate)

Additional Lectures:

Thursday workshop / 9:00 am PDT – Callings: Finding and Following Your Life Purpose

Lecture Description: 
Relationships are central to our lives. They are also a form of informal therapy, as they tend to bring out our best and our worst to the surface of feeling; old wounds, demons, and traumas. How loved and secured we once felt (really feel?). Or not. We will learn from psychological theories of attachment what astrologers should keep in mind when consulting with clients on the subject of relationships – and the most relevant astrology significators of it all. (Intermediate)

Additional Lectures:

Saturday / 10:45 am PDT – What Else Can You Become? The Astrology of the Buddha Within

Lecture Description:
In this talk we will analyze the mythology of the Sun’s Gods and heroes and their influence in our life´s journey through their archetypal energy, how to be more assertive and get a proper sense of value. (All)

Lecture Description: 
A talk exploring symbols of anxiety and melancholy in the birth chart. Which chart placements, aspects or configurations might show a tendency to anxiousness or melancholy? How can you support or manage mental health symptoms through the symbols in a birth chart? How do timing factors like transits, progressions or profections affect this? We’ll explore some of the way’s astrology can describe maladies of the mind, including the limits of what we can and can’t suggest to clients. (Intermediate)

Additional Lectures:

Saturday / 9:00 am  PDT – Benefits and Blessings with Venus and Jupiter

Monday workshop / 8:30 am PDT – Preparing for an Astrology Consultation: Essential Steps and a Checklist to Get You Started

Lecture Description: 
Astrological charts provide an overwhelming amount of information. One of our greatest challenges is how to sort through, translate and deliver insights to our clients, friends and families that make a real difference in their lives. The Sun, Moon and Ascendant serve as wonderful jumping off point for any astrological consultation. They are like the skeleton of the chart, and anything else you say about the chart acts as “flesh” on that skeleton. (Beginner/Intermediate)

Additional Lectures:

Saturday / 1:00 pm PDT – Making Astrology Real

1:00 pm PDT

Lecture Description: 
Margaret, Laura, Anne, and Patricia are the Founding Board of the International Association of Ethics in Astrology – IAEA.  Four basic principles will be addressed and then they will field questions from the audience.  

2:30 – 3:45 pm PDT

Lecture Description: Local Space Astrology was visioned forth in the early ’70s by Michael Erlewine though similar techniques were utilized by ancient temple builders and geomancers far and wide. This presentation will teach you how to use free software to find your power places around the globe and show you how to anchor the energies of your planetary paths in your home for expanded embodiment of your natal chart. Prepare to be amazed by the simple, but profound applications of Local Space. (All)

Additional Lectures:

Saturday / 4:30 pm PDT – Syzygy * Nodal Returns and the Eclipse Enigma

Lecture Description:
Why are some houses strong or weak, some favorable or unfavorable, and yet others happy or sad? How does testimony enhance or diminishes the positive outcomes of the various house topics? Learn the Hellenistic approach to evaluating the baseline condition of a house as a preliminary step to interpreting a planet in that house. (Intermediate) 

Additional Lectures:

Saturday / 10:45 am PDT – The Sixth House

Lecture Description:
As one of the most commonly-used asteroids in contemporary astrology, Juno has been burdened with many of the same stifling structures its mythological counterpart was forced to endure. By digging deeper towards broadened concepts of honesty, oathkeeping, and faithfulness, we can better perceive Juno’s relevancy outside the bounds of heteronormative ideas of relational fidelity. When we expand our notion of “commitment” beyond traditional marriage, we also allow Juno’s wisdom to truly sing forth. (All) 

Additional Lectures:

Friday / 2:30 pm PDT – Lamps in the Dark: The Radiance of 12th House Luminaries

Lecture Description: 
Writing dailies, weeklies, or monthlies is a practical way to build an astrology practice. The Internet and social media enable us to reach potential clients all around the world. Rick Levine has written daily horoscopes since 2002, monthly columns, and mass market annual books. Is this endeavor useful? How can it benefit the practicing astrologer? What skills do you need? How do you market your product? What distribution platforms make the most sense? Learn the secrets of this astrological practice. (All)

Additional Lectures:

Friday / 2:30 pm PDT – Break on Through to the Other Side: Understanding the Saturn-Uranus Square

Lecture Description: 
“When will I meet someone?” is a fairly common question that people present to astrologers. In this talk, we’ll go over some timing techniques to explore possible time frames for meeting a romantic partner, focusing on zodiacal releasing from the Lot of Eros while also bringing in other timing tools you can use to help further cross-reference predictive possibilities. (Advanced)

Additional Lectures:

Friday / 2:30 pm PDT  – Zodiacal Releasing as Narrative Healing

Lecture Description: 
When a planet squares the Lunar Nodes, it creates a T-square that is experienced as a karmic quandary…where the past, present and future collide. Resolving this quandary involves unraveling, healing and integrating the complex, represented by the squaring planet. In this lecture, Patricia will outline each planetary ‘karmic complex’ illustrating how it could have formed in the past, how it manifests in the present and how healing results in releasing the evolutionary potential (future) of the soul. (All)

Additional Lectures:

Saturday / 10:45 am PDT – The USA’s Pluto Return – Soul Making and Initiation: Will We Survive?

Monday workshop / 10:00 am PDT – Digging for Gold: Exploring Your Pluto Process

4:30 – 5:45 pm

Lecture Description: 
This lecture will introduce the traditional methods of predicting with solar revolutions (“solar returns”), which are special charts cast every year when the Sun returns to his natal position. Students will learn the basic ways of comparing charts, and introducing profections and transits into the method. (Intermediate)

Additional Lectures:

Friday workshop / 9:00 am PDT – A Fast Track to Traditional Chart Reading

Saturday / 2:30 pm PDT – Advanced Traditional House Interpretation

Lecture Description:
The sign on the Ascendant represents a completely new cycle of development, like a powerful wave rising from the ocean to become. As we explore these new beginnings, it is essential to understand what precedes them and explore the closing evolutionary cycles of the 12th house. Maurice describes the meaning of each Ascendant sign and its relation to the 12th house. (All)

Additional Lectures:

Friday / 2:30 pm PDT – Spiritual Development in the Chart

Lecture Description: 

Life unfolds, your natal chart does too. The secondary progressed chart has long held popularity as a forecasting and timing tool. For example, the lunar phases are derived from the charting of the progressed sun and moon. Most importantly, the secondary progressed chart maps what experiential track the soul has designed for the lifetime. What specific experiences and departments of life are outlined by the progressed chart’s advance? What has your soul planned for you?

Lecture Description: 

The presentation will focus on a practical application of Vocational Astrology for the purpose of identifying possible career paths and income earning potential in consideration of the natal chart, progressions, and transits of an individual.  The vocational houses will be explored and discussed.  Electional astrology will be used to identify opportune times to apply for, interview for, start, and resign from a position.  Transiting Saturn will be given attention as sign post for a potential career shift.

Lecture Description: 
A living room style conversation with special guest Kirah Tabourn. We’ll discuss astrological community – what organizations exist, what role(s) do they serve in the astrological community – just what is the “community” anyway. Heartily inviting audience participation, we’ll explore ways you can better understand how your birth chart is wired for participation (or not) in astrological community. This conversation is open to all, and accessible for beginners. Come with a copy of chart, and ready to talk! (All)

Lecture Description:
The birth chart represents the blueprint of what we are born with both our strengths and weaknesses in our health and vitality. Join naturopath and medical astrologer Kira Sutherland for a trip around your natal health chart as she goes through the 10 step analysis she uses in uncovering a person’s natal astro-health constitution. (Intermediate) 

Additional Lectures:

Saturday / 4:30 pm PDT – The Elements of Health

7:00 - 8:00 pm PDT

Lecture Description: 
A keynote address to reflect on how we can better understand ourselves and our roles in society by deep consideration of the three key modalities (Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable) at the angles of our charts.

Additional Lectures:

Friday / 4:30 pm PDT – Making Astrology Your Business

Monday workshop / 10:00 am PDT – Unleashing Your Daemon

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

Monday, May 31, 2021

10:00 am – 3:30 pm PDT - Post-Conference Workshops - $100/$130 (add to your registration)

Lecture Description: 
Astrological Medicine recognizes 9 Cosmic Color Rays emitted by planets and nodes. Specific gemstones and herbs are effectively utilized to correct the excesses and deficiencies of these color rays (as revealed by the natal chart). Judith describes methods developed by modern Indian scientists Bhattacharya and Ramchandra; plus traditional Jyotish “Upaye” traditions of gem prescription (for astrological conditions); and Western Astrological Herbalism. She includes a fascinating “Let’s Read Charts” section of instructional cases. Essential knowledge for both Western and Jyotish astrologers. Attendees need to know planetary dignities/debilities, and be able to ascertain planets by sign and house.

Additional Lectures:

Friday / 4:30 pm PDT – Your Health, Your Birth Date and The Master Sun Cycle

Saturday / 2:30 pm PDT – Medical Influences of the Lunar Nodes 

Lecture Description:
You’re not traveling your path alone. According to multiple ancient traditions, you have an inner guide or incarnated tutelary spirit as a companion to help you fulfill your potential and achieve more of your soul’s growth: your daemon. Over millennia, astrology has offered various methods for determining how to get in touch with your daemon, along with some cautions. During this workshop, Reynolds will trace out the various thoughts and conceptions of the Daemon in astrology’s history and guide attendees toward encountering their daemon as inspired by their charts.

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Friday / 4:30 pm PDT – Making Astrology Your Business

Sunday / 7:00 pm PDT – Our Crosses to Bear: The Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable Cross

Lecture Description: 
“This thing of darkness I acknowledge mine.” William Shakespeare
From the lowest to the highest and the wounded to the empowered; Pluto represents dimensions of the human psyche that must be mined to uncover the treasures. If you think you know yourself…think again and come explore Pluto, in the chthonic depths of your own subconscious. Patricia will teach you, first about the dynamics of your buried Plutonian complexes and then guide you in journeying into your natal Pluto through the past, present and into the future, to release your evolutionary potential!

Additional Lectures:

Saturday / 10:45 am PDT – The USA’s Pluto Return – Soul Making and Initiation: Will We Survive?

Sunday / 2:30 pm PDT – Under (Evolutionary) Pressure – Planets Square the Moons Nodal Axis

8:30 am - 1:30 pm PDT - Post-Conference Workshops - $100/$130 (add to your registration)

Lecture Description: 
Getting ready for a client consult can be incredibly nerve wracking. Together, we’ll review some essential steps to get you, the client’s chart, and your space ready for a great experience. I’ll share a step by step checklist you can use to interpret a birth chart, which will help ensure you touch on the most important features in a chart and in terms of timing. We’ll discuss client and practice management, including talking with your client before the session. You’ll explore fundamental consulting and listening skills for the session itself, like managing time, expectations (yours and the clients), and boundaries.

Additional Lectures:

Saturday / 9:00 am PDT – Benefits and Blessings with Venus and Jupiter

Sunday / 10:45 am PDT – Malefics and the Mind