SOTA 2018 — Pre-Conference & Post-Conference

Thursday Pre-Conference Workshops

Baris Ilhan

Mercury, Venus and Mars as Agents for Improvement

From the ancient texts we learn that the sources of volitional acts are three powers: carnal (Venus), wrath (Mars) and speach (Mercury). 13th Century astrologer Nasiredin Tusi says that although other powers (Sun, Moon, Jupiter and Saturn) are at their perfection, Mercury, Mars and Venus can be trained towards their perfection. During the workshop we will take a closer look at those planets and see how we can combine them in a way that carries us to loyalty, fidelity, compassion, love, submission, trust and joy.”

Kelly Surtees

The Power of Prediction

Discover how to time major life changes with astrology. Kelly will show you how to combine forecasting techniques like transits, progressions and firdaria, and guide you through the best ways to share your insights with clients. What do you say? How do you say it? Includes info on Uranus in Taurus and Saturn in Capricorn.


Monday Post-Conference Workshops

John Green

Practical Synastry

Synastry gives us a wealth of information about the relationship between two people, but how can we use it effectively with our client’s or our own relationships. In this practical workshop we explore how to use the natal chart and synastry to help us understand relationships and make them work.

William Stickevers

Archetypal Astrology Through the Planetary Cyclic Index

We will review the 10 outer planetary combinations through a set of archetypal principles for which we have both the greatest amount of research and a very strong consensus among astrologers concerning their meanings, and interpret their archetypal qualities in history through the context of the Planetary Cyclic Index.

SOTA Astrology Conference