NORWAC 2022 Speakers!

Cameron Allen

Cameron began his path to understanding mind-body awareness with a degree in health and sports science and psychology. Seeing that there was more to understand outside of the colonized education system, he began seeking understanding through direct experience with nature, Astrology, herbalism, root-work, yoga, and other indigenous technologies. Cameron is a practicing herbalist and astrologer that focuses on deconditioning the ways in which we have been taught in order to reorganize ourselves with the natural rhythms and cycles of life in a practical way that is grounded in seeing life as it is. Invite to find me at

Saturday, May 28, 2022, 2:30 pm

Embodied Astrology: The Essence of Signs in the Body We’re Housed In
This “lecture” is an embodied experience and a discussion around the importance of bringing Astrology from the celestial sphere and into our terrestrial forms. In this lecture we will discuss each zodiac sign and enter into an experience to enhance the way we care for ourselves through an Astrological lens.  This lecture is created with people in mind who desire  pause from excessive mental utilization during bouts of digesting information during conferences as well. Come curious and playful!

Pallas Augustine

Pallas K. Augustine, M.A., is a consulting astrologer, educator, and writer. Their practice is rooted in a relational approach that aims to deeply connect us with our non-human and non-living kin as well as to each other. By acknowledging and investing in ecological concerns, land relations, animist spiritualities, and ancestral healing, Pallas’ work goes beyond self-reflection and towards regeneration of intricate and nuanced interrelationship. Pallas has presented at Portland School of Astrology’s Visionary Astrology Conference, Nova Network’s Teacher Series, and the Fresh Voices in Astrology Summit. Their consultation practice can be found at They write at

Friday, May 27, 2022, 4:15 pm

Finding the Thread: Ways to Weave Planetary Cycles in the Consultation
Understanding and utilizing multiple astrological techniques is key to a personal and professional practice; communicating that understanding, making it relevant to our lives and the lives of our clients, is another skill entirely. Often the missing piece between the two is our ability to find the right questions to open the consultation space in a generative way. The complexities of planetary cycles give us opportunity to witness how stories weave together, and give us a place to begin.

Lynn Bell

Lynn Bell is a Paris based astrology with over forty years of practice in astrology. A long time tutor for the Centre for Psychological Astrology in London, she now teaches for MISPA and Astrology University and the Nodoor school of Beijing online. in 2017 she received the Charles Harvey award for exceptional service to Astrology. She is a sought-after speaker at many international conferences.

Friday, May 27, 2022, 7:30 pm

Chimeras, Visions and Miracles
Our collective images, our guiding myths, are in a process of metamorphosis. The combination of Jupiter and Neptune in Pisces brings the possibility of strange mutations, hybrid creations and unexpected grace. How can we receive the blessings of this transit without succumbing to phantasmagoria and illusion?

Saturday, May 28, 2022, 2:30 pm

Embracing the Opposites
Love and Hate, war and misunderstanding can be found in the difficult aspects in our charts. While external blockages and difficulties come from outside, we are asked to use our awareness to hold conflict and contradiction. Oppositions can describe struggle, splitting and separation, but they also pull us into passion, Of all the aspects they have the greatest potential for consciousness. Personal examples will be explored as part of this lecture.

Monday, May 30, 2022, 10 am – 4:00 pm – Post-Conference Workshop

What Is Your Mars Doing in Our Relationship?
Mars doesn’t rule relationship, but it has a powerful role to play on many levels, first in desire then in winning the beloved. Mars challenges, encourages and exhorts, but can also dominate and inflict wounds. A strong Mars tests boundaries and demands a vigorous response from the person on the receiving end, We will explore how Mars works in personal relationships. Mars is always there and yet we are not always aware of what we are doing with it.

Wade Caves

Wade Caves is an astrological consultant and educator specializing in horary, electional and classical astrological technique. He was certified with honors from the Mayo School of Astrology and has expert knowledge of traditional and modern psychological methods of chart delineation. Wade's passion is in understanding the origins of astrological symbolism, and finding reliable ways to put this information to practical use in consultation. 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 for the School of Traditional Astrology (STA). Website: Email:

Friday, May 27, 2022, 2:30 pm

Keys to a Kingdom: Dispositorship Demystified
Despite its ubiquitous nature, leveraging dispositorship (ruling the degree occupied by a planet or point) as a technique has a steep adoption curve, perhaps because so little has been dedicated to its study in the West. Contained within the idea of dispositorship we find acknowledgement of humanity’s wrestling with profound spiritual principles: the contrast between restoration and deprivation, theories on the soul’s interaction with the material, how energy and ideas are transferred from one being to another, etc. Let’s explore.

Saturday, May 28, 2022, 7:30 pm

Mysticism, Reason and Dogmatics
Saturn and Jupiter recently conjoined in Aquarius, heralding a shift into two centuries of recurring conjunctions in air signs. Uranus and Pluto will make their air sign ingresses within the decade. We’re entering into an age of an increased reliance on rationalism, science, and technology mirroring human cognition. Unyielding in its dogmatics, scientism seeks to further destabilize the role of mysticism for the individual and collective. As astrologers, we are uniquely positioned to respond within ourselves, our relationships, our communities..

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 26, 2022, 1:00 – 5:30 pm

36 Dramas: Essential Planetary Relationships
Relationships between planets are at the core of astrology. The planets’ contentions, alliances, partnerships, and attacks upon one another are the central drama described by every chart. At the heart of each of these stories is a pair of planets, their signature dynamics played out in a mythic cycle. This workshop is a return to those fundamental relationships. Using Hellenistic texts on planetary pairs, two-planet Lot formulae, Vedic dwigraha yogas, and theories of planetary friendship and enmity, we will spend the day exploring the 36 fundamental combinations of the 7 visible planets and the Head and Tail of the Dragon.

Friday, May 27, 2022, 2:30 pm

Planetary Charity
A doctor who can accurately diagnose but possesses no medicine is a frustrating oracle. In astrology, this step from diagnosis to prescription brings us to the art and science of remediation. There are many modalities of remediation, yet the most universal and kind is Planetary Charity. By recognizing the suffering we are destined to encounter and engaging with it in a conscious, helpful, way, we relieve our own difficulties. This lecture teaches the perspective and technical intricacies of this method.

Sunday, May 29, 2022, 2:30 pm

Planetary Decades
Planetary Decades, also called Decennials, is a simple, clear, and useful Hellenistic timing technique. Though described by Hephaestio of Thebes, Vettius Valens, and Firmicus Maternus, it has yet to receive the attention it deserves. Partaking of the timing logic of Zodiac Releasing, and giving results similar to Firdaria and Vimshottari Dasha, it is simple to calculate, and is the perfect system to show when an aspect between planets will deliver on its full natal promise.

Clarissa Dolphin

Clarissa Dolphin is a certified Vibrational Astrologer and active researcher. She earned two English B.A.s from the University of Pittsburgh, a Masters in Publishing from the University of the Arts London, and a Professional Astrology Certificate from Avalon School of Astrology. Her work has been featured in multiple publications, including The Career Astrologer, Dirty Laundry, White Hot, Broccoli City, Notion and award-winning art magazine FAINT. Clarissa’s research has led to breakthroughs on the Lunar Nodes, the Quincunx and Arabic Parts. She also teaches, conducts readings and lectures. Clarissa serves on the International Society for Astrological Research Board of Directors.

Friday, May 27, 2022, 2:30 pm

Dodecatomoria, Spirit Contact & Fate
When the Lunar Nodes collide with Dodecatomoria, a wild concoction of Spirit Contact and Fate arise. What could that possibly mean? Clarissa will present her dedicated research into this preternatural, astrological phenomenon that sheds a new light on the concepts of destiny and our connection to ‘The Other Side’.

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 27, 2022, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Pre-Conference Workshop

The Progressed Balsamic Moon Phase
Within successive thirty-year cycles, everyone, at a different age, passes through a 3 ½ year progressed Balsamic dark moon lunation phase. On an ordinary level, this can be a time of loss of identity, relationships, and clear direction. However, when viewed through the lens of night vision, these liminal intervals are rich with spiritual and metaphysical insights, psychological soul work, creative potential, and regenerative healing. Identify and reframe your balsamic dark nights of the soul.

Saturday, May 28, 2022, 10:15 am

Interpreting the Eighth House
Learn to use the guidelines of traditional astrology to interpret the various topics of eighth house, synthesizing the influences of none, one, or several planets in the house as well as the role of the ruler of the house.

Sunday, May 29, 2022, 10:15 am

Seventh House Relationships: It’s Never Simple
Seventh house relationships are never a single-issue matter. Learn a simple and subtle technique, grounded in traditional astrology, to discover what other topics inevitably get stirred up and must be negotiated when relating to a significant other.

Stormie Grace

Stormie Grace is a practicing astrologer with her own successful show on YouTube where she interviews astrologers. 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. Consulting in Colorado since 2014. Stormie holds a Doctorate of Business which enables her to apply those skills to business and mundane astrology. She is a board member of OPA, a member of AFAN, ISAR, and NCGR, a contributor to Career Astrologer, and Midheaven Magazine, and also a faculty member for Portland School of Astrology. Youtube: Stormie Grace Astrology

Sunday, May 29, 2022, 10:15 am

Preparing for a Consultation: Meeting Clients Through Their Progressed Lunar Phase
When preparing for an astrological consultation A vast amount of information can be considered to deliver a sound consultation to the client, but what if there is an easier way to get right to the heart of where your client is currently at from the inside out? This talk is an exploration of meeting the client through the natal and progressed lunar phase we allow the client to receive information that prepares them to work smarter not harder.

Margaret Gray

Margaret Gray, MSW, B.A. Counselling and Psychotherapy, Diploma Psychological Astrology (CPA) Margaret is a consulting and teaching psychological astrologer based in Dublin. She offers birth chart readings to clients all over the world, as well as teaching courses and webinars and presentations at international conferences. Margaret 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 founded and co-runs Astrology Ireland, serves on the IAEA board and is a past ISAR board member. She is also a psychotherapist and works extensively with couples.

Friday, May 27, 2022, 4:15 pm

Help – We’ve Hit the Rocks! How can Astrology Help Couples Navigate Challenges and Ruptures in Relationship
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.

Saturday, May 28, 2022, 2:30 pm

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 emerge feeling stronger and more connected to self-love?

Nina Gryphon

Nina Gryphon is a practicing traditional astrologer and corporate lawyer living in Los Angeles. She has completed John Frawley’s Horary Apprenticeship, and Diploma in Horary from the School of Traditional Astrology (Deborah Houlding). Nina's practice emphasizes astrological magic. She writes a horary column for The Mountain Astrologer, as well as articles for her blog, and teaches classes and workshops. She publishes a popular monthly guide, Magical Elections, to the best upcoming magical elections, which includes detailed magical guidance and education, and a Patreon focusing on astrology and magic. Nina can be found on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Friday, May 27, 2022, 4:15 pm

Planetary Remediation through Astrological Magic
If your astrological forecast ever gave you anxiety, this lecture is for you. Nina Gryphon teaches how to work with common planetary problems to harness their energy for growth and transformation. We all have lessons to learn, and difficult planetary events activate those lessons and bring them to the forefront. Discover strategies for making the most of seemingly hostile planets.

Sunday, May 29, 2022, 2:30 pm

Astrological Magic for Spiritual Growth
Astrological magic can help improve your life, but most importantly, it accelerates our spiritual journey. The ancient philosophers elevated the use of astrological magic for connecting with the divine in all aspects of our lives. In this lecture, Nina Gryphon teaches astrological theurgy for bringing the sacred to life in your practice. Students will learn specific, hands-on techniques for using the planets and fixed stars for personal and soul growth.

Diana Rose Harper

Diana Rose Harper is a consulting astrologer & writer currently living in southern California. She is deeply invested in the power of asking better, sharper questions towards a more ferociously loving, compassionately honest, and profoundly interconnected state of being. By blending an earnest belief in humankind’s ability to do better, a disinterest in dysfunctional hierarchies, and delight in the process of healing, she aims to guide others towards an expansive and re-enchanted relationship with existence. You can find her on social media as @ddamascenaa, or via her website,

Friday, May 27, 2022, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Pre-Conference Workshop

Work Your Angles: Cultivating (Mid)Heavenly Presence
“Branding” is a frequent challenge faced by sole proprietors attempting to attract ideal clients. By delving deep into the needs of the Ascendant as styled by the public-facing prowess of the Midheaven, we can begin to paint a self-presentation portrait that allows for accurate & aligned showing up. Based on a proprietary approach to “astroaesthetics,” this workshop will lead participants through a re-contextualization and re-purposing of the Ascendant, Midheaven, and their planetary rulers. We’ll work to better acknowledge the importance of self-presentation as self-preservation and how deliberately-decided aesthetic language participates in personal success.

Saturday, May 28, 2022, 10:15 am

The Great Bridge: Connecting Jupiter & Saturn
As the Greater Benefic & Greater Malefic, Jupiter and Saturn are planets with literal and figurative gravitas. In the aftermath of the initiation of the Age of Air, attending to the dynamics between these two heavy-hitters in individual natal charts can assist us in discerning how we can “think globally, act locally.” All of us carry both vision & constructive potency; by building a bridge between Jupiter & Saturn, we build a bridge to the future.

Judith Hill

Judith Hill is a life time astrologer and an award winning author of 13 books, including Medical Astrology; Medical Astrology for Health Practitioners; The Lunar Nodes; Vocational Astrology; and 'The Astrological Body Types'. She produced the 'Renaissance Medicine' conferences and founded 'The Academy for Astrological Medicine'. She served as the Educational Director for the San Francisco NCGR. Hill devoted ten years to the statistical research of asteroseismology and astrogenetics ,and matched five charts with five biographies in an NCGR sponsored skeptics challenge. She is a Chartered Herbalist with Dominion Herbal College and a faculty member for MWI and Kepler College.

Friday, May 27, 2022, 4:15 pm

Fertility Astrology
Fertility astrology works. The teacher is now the proud astrological progenitor of several healthy babies! Judith demonstrates two methods: her own techniques, crafted through experience; plus the work of Czechoslovakian Dr. Eugen Jonas: (psychiatrist, gynecologists, astrologer), who ran the Astra Clinic in Nitra, Czechoslovakia (using methods explicated in this talk). Jonas’ methods were 80% successful in conception, and gender selection. If we have time, we’ll discuss ‘How to evaluate couple fertility chemistry’, plus sperm donor and surrogate selection!

Sunday, May 29, 2022, 4:15 pm

12 Zodiac Signs, 36 Herbs
Medical Astrology correlates each zodiac sign with specific organs, and bodily functions. Each sign also possesses specific qualities: (hot, dry, cold, moist, relaxed, tense, stimulated, sleepy, spasmodic, etc.) Learn these correlations and three herbs per sign, best suited for counteracting each sign’s excesses and deficiencies. Example: did you know that Leo was the hottest sign and what herbs counteract Leo’s traditionally resultant “hot” health problems? This class is quite useful to astrologers, and health practitioners alike. Excellent for all levels.

Monday, May 30, 2022, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Elective Timing for Important Life Events
Learn precision elections that work! Most astrologers encounter clients needing precise, best times for that party, house sale, or that hesitant visit to mother. The first half of this workshop is devoted to business openings, job starts, lawsuits, house listings, and school exams. If time allows, we will include flights and marriages. Our second half focuses on medical elections: elective surgery dates, inoculations, and other elective medical concerns. Judith shares her trade secrets honed from decades of successful elections. “There is a time to every purpose under heaven”. Its amazing to design an ‘election’, then watch the miracle!

Jason Holley

Jason Holley is an astrologer and psychotherapist in the US. He has taught extensively on mythology, astrology, and psychology. Jason has developed and teaches expressive and experiential approaches to astrology using psychodrama, art-making, dance and movement, and somatic psychologies in 1-to-1 and group settings. He is currently completing volumes on a consciousness-oriented approach to Planetary Sect in psychological astrology; and on psychological exploration of the Greek and Mesopotamian myths of the zodiacal constellations and how these stories constellate relationally in psychotherapy and other relationships.

Friday, May 27, 2022, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Pre-Conference Workshop

Experiencing Eros: Sexual Mythmaking with Astrology
The culmination of 15 years of research and practice as a therapist working with sexual identities, sexual fantasies, sexual trauma, and sexual pleasure, in this workshop I will explore with you how the sky of our birth can be an enlivening companion to sexual exploration, healing, and play. All the gods — and all our planets — are children and grandchildren of Eros, of Desire. We will explore Venus and Mars, also sometimes parents of Eros, but we will also explore connections of Mercury, Saturn, and other mediators of this powerful energy that flows through every planet in complex ways.

Saturday, May 28, 2022, 4:15 pm

The Sun and Intrapsychic Coherence
The Sun’s has the most obvious role in setting the rhythms of our lives and cohering our planet’s journey through the cosmos. The solar gods Helios and Apollo were also associated with an arrow that did not miss its mark, and a reliable daily journey of circular motion. They were also consulted for answers: Helios saw everything that happened on Earth, and Apollo was the god of prophecy. How can we experience the knowing and centering of the Sun?

Sunday, May 29, 2022, 4:15 pm

Beyond Language: Sensuous Storytelling with Venus and Mercury
By transit and progression, the oscillations of Mercury and Venus from Morning Star to Evening Star reflect a continual process in the psyche of connecting with deep implicit material, unnarrated memory, and primal affect; and bringing these into sensuous embodiment and expression.  In this talk, we will explore ancient myths of Venus and Mercury alongside modern stories drawn from experiential therapeutic work – involving rhythm, music, dance, image-making, and animal relations – to explore how they help us connect to what is outside our existing stories and grammars, by engaging the felt sense and the willingness to be polymorphous and psychically hermaphroditic.

Drew Levanti

Drew Levanti is an astrologer, educator, writer and founder of Archē, a consultancy employing all 4 branches of astrology with a specialty in electional services. Drew's practice is deeply influenced by Hellenistic astrology and planetary magic. He has presented for Fresh Voices in Astrology, the Queer Astrology Conference, and the Astrology and Climate Change Conference. His practice is discoverable at

Sunday, May 29, 2022, 4:15 pm

Radical Elections
At the root of any action lie the seeds of the past. In electional astrology, any chart we choose for our beginning is always connected with “root” charts, including nativities, other inceptions, and mundane events. These roots ground the elected action within evolving personal stories as well as collective concerns. This talk examines radical elections, demonstrating specific techniques for rooting our charts, situating this practice within the tradition, and contemplating how our astrology may grow when we take roots seriously.

Gary Lorentzen

Gary has been an active astrologer and teacher since 1972. He has been President of both the Washington and Oregon Astrological Associations and was a founding board member of Kepler College, responsible for the development of the curriculum and instructional design. His main interest is in Mundane, primarily history and politics, and has written numerous articles on those subjects.

Saturday, May 28, 2022, 10:15 am

The Jupiter/Neptune Cycle and the Deconstruction of Truth, 2009-2022
Jupiter and Neptune are associated with truth, belief, religion, philosophy, politics, conspiracies, propaganda, and related themes. Their conjunction brings a new statement of intent and cycle of development regarding these themes. This lecture will analyze the Jupiter/Neptune Conjunction of 2009, the phase relationships and aspects between them over their thirteen year cycle, and the important events that occurred at those critical moments in the cycle to create a conflict between knowing and believing.

Sunday, May 29, 2022, 4:15 pm

Post-Pluto Return America and the Possible Third Existential Crisis
Astrologers are aware of the U.S. Pluto Return and current conditions in the U.S., but what if the turmoil associated with it is just the prelude to a much more serious crisis? Gary will compare the transits during the 2020s to America’s first existential crisis in the 1860s, the Civil War; its second crisis in the 1940s, World War II, and the reasons for a probable third existential crisis in the mid-to-late 2020s.

Amanda Moreno

Amanda Moreno (she/her) has been a practicing astrologer and soul worker for more than a decade. Amanda is a core instructor at Portland School of Astrology and serves on the Board of the International Association of Ethics in Astrology. Her master’s degree in depth psychology focused on how apocalyptic imagery affects the psyche and how astrology can be used to deal with the grief that arises. Amanda is known for her grounded approach to ‘practical woo’ and is particularly passionate about experiential, evolutionary and archetypal astrologies. She can be found at

Saturday, May 28, 2022, 10:15 am

Queering Astrology
To queer astrology is to remember that astrology describes the vastness of human experience rather than reducing it, empowering us to reclaim our authentic expression. This lecture will provide an inquiry into Saturnian and Uranian approaches to astrology with an emphasis on stripping away binaries and assumptions to promote more inclusive, powerful and relevant interpretations. It will include experiential exercises to help build an understanding of how the archetypes live within each of us as unique expressions of the infinite.

Michael J. Morris

Michael J. Morris is a consulting astrologer, tarot reader, artist, writer, educator, facilitator, and founder of Co Witchcraft Offerings. Grounding their practice in Hellenistic astrology, they have studied with Kelly Surtees, Demetra George, and Chani Nicholas, and received their Certificate of Completion from Chris Brennan’s Hellenistic Astrology Course. They have presented at both the Queer Astrology Conference 2020 and Fresh Voices in Astrology. They are currently a contributing writer to the CHANI App, a teaching assistant with Kelly Surtees, and a facilitator and contributing artist with Livable Futures. Michael holds a PhD in Dance Studies from The Ohio State University.

Sunday, May 29, 2022, 2:30 pm

Minor Asteroids in the Birth Chart and Ritual
This talk will introduce participants to the use of minor asteroids in natal astrology, focusing on developing delineations with clients and inspiring ritual practices. Morris will share their ongoing work with asteroids named for deities venerated in the Orphic Hymns, weaving this modern astrological technique into traditional practices of ritual devotion. Engaging with the minor asteroids in this way can bring more nuance and detail to chart delineations and also provide a pathway into practice-based relationships with the mythical archetypes.

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 28, 2022, 4:15 pm

Polarity Points
Join Laura and learn this elegant and simple method of using the Polarity Points in your natal chart interpretation.  This method, of using the opposite sign from the natal planet, helps us understand the inherent balance the individual and the soul is seeking.

David Pond

David Pond is an astrologer, author, speaker and workshop leader. David has a Master of Science degree in Experimental Metaphysics, and has published 9 books on metaphysical topics, including Astrology for Beginners, Llewellyn’s Little Book of Meditation, Astrology and Relationships, and Chakras Beyond Beginners. David has been practicing astrology for over 40 years and consults with clients helping them work with their astrology to find meaningful and fulfilling lives and to strategize through times of transition. He lives in Olympia, Washington, and can be found online at 360-918-8411

Saturday, May 28, 2022, 2:30 pm

Surviving Outer Planet Transits
The hard aspects (conjunction, square and opposition) from transits from the outer planets are often the most difficult and trying times in a person’s life. The outer planets are called transpersonal because they are beyond the reach of the ego, thus individuals are experiencing things outside of their control. However, the outer planets are agents of our evolution in consciousness. We will explore these powerful transits both in their disruptive manifestations as well as their evolutionary potential.

Sunday, May 29, 2022, 10:15 am

The Progressed Moon: Your Evolving Emotional Intelligence
The secondary progressed Moon is one of the most important timing indicators in a person’s life, revealing one’s current emotional needs for fulfillment. It shows where (by house) and how (by sign) a person needs to adapt to life’s ever-changing circumstances in its 27-year cycle. It spends approximately 2 ½ years in each sign and house and will explore a person’s evolving emotional needs as it moves through each.

Samuel Reynolds

Samuel F. Reynolds, a former skeptic, had a life-changing visit to an astrologer and has since spent nearly 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 Connect with him on Instagram at @sfreynolds and on Twitter at @unlockastrology.

Friday, May 27, 2022, 4:15 pm

Unleashing the Power of Solar Arc Directions
Astrologers discover astrology through different pathways and for varied reasons. In this talk we will look at common patterns in the timing and chart activations for when professional astrologers first found or learned astrology, and see whether those patterns line up with what we might expect to see. In the process we will discuss the kinds of insights this may give about the nature of astrology itself, and how it exists in today’s world.

Sunday, May 29, 2022, 1:00 pm

Panel Discussion
Bugs or Features? – Coping with the Legacies of Privilege and Possible Discrimination: This panel is dedicated to discussing the merits and demerits of extant ideas and practices in astrology that could be read as harmful or discriminatory, from qualifications of gender assigned planets and signs, classical descriptions of houses, like the 6th house for slavery, or the evolutionary astrology idea that certain numbers of the population are more evolved than others.  

Sunday, May 29, 2022, 7:30 pm

Now That We’re Together Again, Now What?
With this NORWAC as one of the astrology community’s first live conference in two years, we can reflect on what we’ve learned in these years when we’ve not physically met. What were some of the strengths and weaknesses of meeting virtually? What does meeting live again mean for our community and our world? Reynolds will highlight and detail how our previous ways have been irrevocably changed and how we must better prepare for this post-pandemic present and possibly crisis-ridden future.

Leisa Schaim

Leisa Schaim is a Denver, Colorado-based astrologer who thinks about time quite a lot. She enjoys exploring stories of human experience and the timing of their unfolding via astrological methods, and currently uses a combination of Hellenistic and modern techniques. Leisa provides the electional charts for The Astrology Podcast and co-hosts the Auspicious Elections Podcast. She spent close to a decade in service to the astrological community and is a past Presiding Officer of AFAN, the Association for Astrological Networking. Leisa can be reached at

Saturday, May 28, 2022, 4:15 pm

A Brief Introduction to Electional Astrology
Electional astrology is the proactive use of astrological principles to find auspicious dates and times to begin new projects and take action on important matters. This brief introduction to the subject will present some of the most important rules that you need to know in order to choose favorable astrological charts, as well as what to avoid, for the purpose of nudging destiny in your favor.

Sunday, May 29, 2022, 4:15 pm

When We Discovered the Stars: The Timing of Astrologers Finding Astrology
Astrologers discover astrology through different pathways and for varied reasons. In this talk we will look at common patterns in the timing and chart activations for when professional astrologers first found or learned astrology, and see whether those patterns line up with what we might expect to see. In the process we will discuss the kinds of insights this may give about the nature of astrology itself, and how it exists in today’s world.

Gloria Star

A professional astrologer, author, and teacher for five decades (yikes!), Gloria's work is far-reaching. Her practice includes international clientele from diverse walks of life. Also, her writing and editing encompasses 29 astrology books, countless articles for periodicals, and columns in print and online. She has conceptualized and written text for five unique astrological computer report writer software programs. She has served on behalf of the astrological community in many capacities, including work in the planning and implementation of dozens of astrology conferences. She now lives in a suburb of Olympia, Washington, enjoying life in the Pacific Northwest.

Friday, May 27, 2022, 2:30 pm

Working with Children’s Charts
It’s a sticky wicket when exploring a child’s horoscope. Maneuvering through the high points can provide basic direction, but when it gets to some of those complex aspects, it’s all too easy to get caught up in the morass of expectations and lose track of many simple truths present in the chart. Join me as we define some of the basic tenets of developmental astrology and discuss how to create meaningful dialog that can be useful throughout childhood.

Sunday, May 29, 2022, 9:00 am

When Eclipses Get Personal
Even before we’re born, the Eclipses of the Sun and Moon set the stage for an individual’s life journey. Throughout a life, the cycles of the eclipses mark significant periods that serve to define our essential growth, and may also uncover opportunities we might otherwise fail to engage. We will explore the nature of eclipses, the nodes of the moon, and the cycles that bring greater emphasis to your personal life and spiritual growth.

Kelly Surtees

Kelly Surtees is an experienced and respected astrologer, who divides her time between Canada and Australia. Kelly has established herself in an astrological career that includes teaching, client consulting and mentoring. Kelly is known for her warm, bubbly and encouraging teaching style, and travels the world to share her passion for astrology. When Kelly isn’t teaching, she dreams of the ocean, and often has her hands in the garden. Discover her astrologer training program and monthly membership

Friday, May 27, 2022, 1:00 pm

Dancing between Pleasure and Pain: Jupiter and the Nodes
Astrological patterns that have shaped life since early 2020 are changing and new themes begin to emerge. As Jupiter and the nodes settle into new signs, we’re each invited into a deeper relationship with themes we haven’t explored in a while. Explore how topics like pleasure and pain, connection and separation, the present and the past as well as the desire for individual action and the pursuit of personal goals might become more important. We’ll consider the tone and feel of the cycles that will guide us into 2023.

Saturday, May 28, 2022, 2:30 pm

Shadows, Suffering, Spirituality and Service: Working with the 12th House
Explore how your 12th house is expressed through your chart. To truly understand the topics of the 12th house in your chart and life, it’s helpful to incorporate the ruling planet of the 12th house into your interpretations. Explore the 12th house ruler in your chart and discover how the essence of the topics and meaning of your 12th house can influence other areas of life like money, family, finances, relationships and more.

Monday, May 30, 2022, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Post-Conference Workshop

Trials and Triumphs: Exploring the True Expression of Planets in Detriment and Fall
Let’s explore the space between a planets technical condition and the ways it can show up in your life. A planet in detriment or fall may not operate according to its usual standards, but it will offer something unique for you to explore, express and experience. You’ll re-vision these planets and come to appreciate the nuances and multi-layered expression they can have in a chart and life. Discover the subtle ways a planet in detriment or fall can show up, and expand your astro-vocabulary so that you can interpret and describe these planets in meaningful ways.

Kira Sutherland

Kira Sutherland is a highly experienced, award-winning naturopath, nutritionist, herbalist and medical astrologer living in Australia. 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 25 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 27, 2022, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Pre-Conference Workshop

Nature’s 7 Healers and the Zodiac
Naturopathy has a system of healing referred to as ‘Nature’s 7 Doctors’ – they are the seven principles in order to create health and wellbeing in our lives. By combining these 7 principles with the 7 traditional planets, Kira will take you on a journey through your natal chart. You’ll understand the symbolism and impact each of these planets can have on your health and how you can use them to create balance and wellness in your life.

Saturday, May 28, 2022, 1:00 pm

Seeking Health
The chaos of the last few years has left us shattered, and in panic mode as we rode the waves of uncertainly and change. As we find our way through this ‘new normal’ it is time to realign ourselves with our inner rhythms and cycles.  As Jupiter shifts from Pisces to Aries, it is time to take control, find our courage to act regarding our health.  Using the moon as our guide, explore ways to ground and find a place of wellness within our own physical and spiritual bodies. 

Saturday, May 28, 2022, 4:15 pm

Balancing the Benefics in Medical Astrology
Venus and Jupiter are traditionally known as benefic planets in medical astrology, bringing soothing, good fortune and health. But with our modern lifestyle, do these planets also trigger health issues via their indulgent and lax natures? Today we’ll discover the health issues Venus and Jupiter are linked to, and how to understand and remedy them. Come play with your benefic planets – see what they are trying to express and learn how best to keep them in check.

Sunday, May 29, 2022, 2:30 pm

Houses of Health, Places of Problems: Understanding the 6th, 8th and 12th Houses in Medical Astrology
Each house rules body parts, organs and potential ailments, but certain houses have traditionally been areas for greater concern. The 6th house is known as the house of illness and is of major influence in our overall constitution. The 8th and 12th houses also contain many hurdles when it comes to ailments. In this lecture, Kira will explore the issues of these houses and how they may be expressed through the physical, mental, and emotional health.

Kirah Tabourn

Kirah is an astrologer, educator, mentor & creative passionate about increasing intersectionality and accessibility within the field of astrology. She is the founder of The Eleventh House, a community for astrology students & enthusiasts to learn together and connect, as well as a platform for emerging astrologers to share their work with the community. She teaches workshops about synthesizing traditional astrology techniques and is the Head Astrologer for the love horoscope app CUSP. She hosts her podcast, The Strology Show & is working on a book to be published in the spring of 2023.

Sunday, May 29, 2022, 4:15 pm

Exploring Identity & Perspective in the Birth Chart
Who are you in your birth chart? Where and how do you show up in your life? What perspective are you seeing life from? How might one’s various identities show up in a birth chart? In this lecture we’ll explore the ways in which essential dignity (or lack thereof), house placement, sect, and other characterizations of planet’s condition can reflect one’s lived experience in their body & in the societies and cultures in which they belong.

Kay Taylor

Kay Taylor is a soul-centered astrologer, author and teacher who has been integrating evolutionary astrology with intuitive mastery, psychosynthesis, yoga philosophy and a wealth of healing wisdom for over 35 years. Kay is President of OPA (Organization for Professional Astrology), on the Board of Kepler College, a faculty member of Relationships & Astrology, and on the Education Committee of IAEA. Publications: Soul Path Way (2016), and chapters in “The Professional Astrologer” (2015), and “Essential Astrology” (2022). Certified by OPA, ISAR CAP and NCGR Level II, she maintains a thriving full-time consulting practice based in the SF Bay Area.

Saturday, May 28, 2022, 9:00 am

The Next Dimension: Astrology’s Role in an Enlightened Collapsing Society
We are a herd of impossibly independent cats, loosely bound by the stardust of the cosmos. Potentially we have a greater public presence and more power than at any time in history. What is the role of the astrologer at this vortex of a crossroads? We hold the map in our hands. Can we connect as community and elevate our art to be a force for positive change—or will the uncontrollable array of content ruin any credibility we create?

Sunday, May 29, 2022, 2:30 pm

Relationship Evolution: Progressed Composites & Synastry
Although natal charts reflect our core nature, over time we embody the secondary progressed chart as an overlay to the natal. This applies to relationship composites and synastry too, providing powerful medicine for couples consultations. Natal charts provide the fundamental blueprint; progressed charts depict emerging themes, strengths, and weaknesses. Using Evolutionary Astrology, we’ll explore transition and growth periods in progressed charts that may not show up in natal analysis.

Christopher Warnock

Christopher Warnock has been a traditional astrologer and Renaissance astrological magician since 1998. He has been called "the father of the traditional astrological magic revival" and the "elder statesman" of astrological magic. He is the co-translator of the Latin Picatrix, the most important grimoire of traditional astrological magic and has written and published many books on astrological magic and traditional astrology. His talismans have been accepted into the permanent collection of the British Museum. Mr. Warnock teaches astrology and magic courses and offers authentic astrological talismans through his website Renaissance Astrology

Saturday, May 28, 2022, 10:15 am

Traditional Astrology Practicum: Venus Talisman
This practicum gives a introduction to traditional planetary talismans. Participants will create a Venus talisman for love, friendship, arts, etc. and participate in a group ritual consecration of the talisman. A blank talisman image will be provided and participants should bring colored pens, pencils, etc, to color in the talisman image. Participants whose natal Venus is in Scorpio, Aries or Virgo or combust or retrograde without essential dignity may wish to simply invoke Venus without creating a talisman.

Sunday, May 29, 2022, 10:15 am

Celestial Devotion: The Spiritual Practice of Astrological Magic
In this lecture, Christopher Warnock of Renaissance Astrology describes his personal spiritual evolution and devotional practice of astrological magic, explaining the difference between being a celestial priest and astrological magician. Chris will be explaining his Daily Planetary Practice of daily devotional prayer and how traditional astrology can be used as part of a spiritual path.

Steve Wolfson

I have lived as a seeker. I discovered Greenwich Village in the mid-60’s at age 15. The trajectory was set. Haight-Ashbury, 1967 Summer of Love. Woodstock festival. Ten years in a spiritual commune. Later, raising a family and gaining computer skills. Twenty years later the Muse called again. I moved to Australia and then to Oregon. Pluto had transited my Ascendant - I sought new life directions. I found new direction in the work of Evolutionary Astrologer Jeffrey Wolf Green. While studying with Jeffrey, I developed an astrological practice helping clients align with their soul purpose. Recent years have drawn me internal, learning to befriend my own deep insecurities, shame, and sense of unworthiness. My practice and focus have shifted to helping people emotionally integrate the wisdom Evolutionary Astrology’s insights provide. Learning how to be ok with all that we feel, to ground in the present moment.

Sunday, May 29, 2022, 10:15 am

Deepening Your Life’s Alignment With Your Soul’s Intentions
I see us in a time of vast acceleration of growth. Change so in your face that it is difficult to integrate. Change so strong it can traumatize. What is no longer relevant gets sheared away. Change that may feel forced on me. Some are excited. Others are fearful, choosing denial, attempting to stop the waves of change in any way possible. Perhaps we find both of these voices within us. The “me” I’ve known for so long seems to be drifting away. What is going on? Who am I now? Where am I now? How will I survive this? Will I survive this? A significant shift for me has been the gradual realization that all of this, with its pain and inconvenience, is all for my benefit. Life really is On My Side. Somehow, in the long run, it all works out. I am changed because of the experiences I would never have consciously chosen. I don’t have to like any of this. It’s OK to hate it, if that is how I feel. I’m unlikely to feel it while I’m in the fray, but somehow, over time, I may actually find spontaneous gratitude appearing. Gratitude for what I have become as a direct result of the changes I survived.

Jenn Zahrt

Jenn Zahrt, PhD, serves the astrological community as an astrologer, writer, editor, publisher, lecturer, teacher, and newly minted Director of the Celestial Arts Education Library Institute in Olympia, WA, a membership-based reference library. Visit Jenn (and a collection of 5,000 astrology books) at the CAELi Institute:

Friday, May 27, 2022, 2:30 pm

More than Just a Phase: What Mars and Venus Tell Us about Relating
Learn an easy method for answering the age-old question: How will we get along? The synodic phases of Mars and Venus (i.e., their individual relationships to the Sun in a chart), reveal a blindingly simple, and startlingly complex picture of how an individual relates to the world and others. Putting this phase pattern together with another person’s chart will give you a fast way to describe their relationship, regardless of signs! This lecture is a must-add to your synastry toolkit.

Saturday, May 28, 2022, 4:15 pm

Vesta’s Sovereign Fire
Deepen your knowledge of the asteroid Vesta. This lecture focuses on the cultural contexts and histories of vestal virginity and sheds fresh light on the meanings of natal and transiting Vesta. We will explore concepts of focus and boundaries, selfishness and sovereignty, as well as sterility and hyper-fecundity. Walk away with a new way of understanding and applying Vesta in your chart, and in your consults and horoscopes.