All is quiet on the SOTA front at the moment, possibly because the NCGR conference is on. I am sitting here feeling kind of sorry I missed it, but the weather really put me off. Last time they did Baltimore in February I missed connections, missed the hotel shuttle because it wasn’t operating by the time I got there and then coming back, they lost my luggage, which had my diverticulitis meds in it and as a result wound up at emergency 2 days later with a flare-up. It was a great conference — and I’m sure this one is too — but not great enough to tempt me to go through the weather/transportation hassles again this time. And in any case, I had stuff to do here, some of which has been hanging fire for far too long. So here I am…
And speaking of being here, I want to thank the great many of you who are regulars at SOTA. Some of you have been coming to SOTA since the very beginning in Toronto. We appreciate your support and hope you’ll be once again supporting SOTA this year. Many of you talk about SOTA being not only an educational experience with great lectures but also a great social experience and a gathering of the clan. We are very happy to see you once again and yes, for me too it’s a great chance to catch up with as many of you as possible. That said, we’d also love to attract new attendees, because without growth, we can’t keep SOTA alive. So as usual we’re asking you to share SOTAnews with friends and talk it up.
We’ll also be asking you to spread the word by posting a SOTA banner on your website or your email. If you are a speaker or have already registered, you’ve got yours already. Staff, yours will be coming. And if anyone else wants one, just let me know. This is a tasteful banner, which was done by the amazing Wendy Guy. We even have a special one for speakers that says you’re speaking. So keep your eyes open for this and please consider helping us by displaying it.
Price Increase: March 21st
Meanwhile, we are about a month away from the first cut-off, which is when prices increase. If you haven’t registered already, take a minute and go to the Registration Page. Why pay more? And if you wait until the rates go up, you will. Though you DO still have plenty of time to get in on the lower rates via PayPal.
For those of you who prefer to send a cheque, you can do that too. Make it payable to Full Circle Seminars and send it to me at 35 Brock St., Suite 1405, Hamilton, ON, L8L 4L7 CANADA. And if you’re planning to pay by cheque, better do it soon. Canada Post is not speedy with international mail. A cheque from the US can sometimes take 2 weeks to get from you to me. Other times, it takes only 5-6 days, but since there is no rhyme or reason, you’re best to play it safe. If it doesn’t make it here by March 21, you’ll be in for the higher rate. And note that we don’t get mail here on Saturdays…
Featured Speaker: Ellen Bourn
And let’s talk about one of the speakers who has become a perennial favorite, Ellen Bourn. Ellen has been with us at SOTA almost since its inception. Why? Because she gets rave reviews, that’s why. She also has excellent and original material. This year will be no exception. Here’s her topic:
Spiritual and Kabbalistic interpretation of Transits.
Spiritual Astrology believes that the Soul has selected its birth hour, place and time prior to incarnating on the Earth Plane. Your natal chart is a map of your Soul’s progression in this lifetime. Earthly conditions that arise during transits are an opportunity to reposition yourself Karmatically.
When there is also an understanding of the Spiritual and Evolutionary meaning of the Transit, in concert with the Spiritual lesson a more meaningful reading and life understanding can be offered by the Professional Astrologer. Our discussion will be regarding how to share this information for the client’s benefit and improve your ability as an Astrologer. You will be able to communicate this level of information and create a more meaningful reading for your client.
Sound good? Well then, come and join us. You won’t be disappointed.
OK, see you next week. Have a good one folks!