SOTA 24 April 2018

Hi Everybody,

I made a brief site inspection at the hotel last week and am happy to say they are ready for us. And yes, you can reserve your hotel room any time by calling 1-800-323-3331 and telling them you’re with SOTA. Please note that if you choose to get a courtyard room, it will be $10.00 extra. And if you’re a speaker, please note that we don’t cover that extra $10.00. Sorry…

Also, if you’re vegan or vegetarian, this would be a good time to let me know that so I can set up the opening and banquet accordingly. Note that we ALWAYS offer vegetarian items for both of these, but there may not be any vegan if you don’t let me know.

Meanwhile, I am very happy to report that we’ve already made our June reg target, two months ahead of the cut-off. I am very pleased and thank all of you for your support. This being a UAC year, and this being an independent conference, I had been sweating blood. But so far it looks like we’re ok.

Wade Caves

So let’s look at some speakers, huh? One we haven’t talked about yet is Wade Caves. Now Wade probably needs no introduction at this point. He was one of our top-drawing speakers last year and one of those most frequently mentioned on the ask-back list. His 2018 topic is a hot one. Have a look:

Today, on Mythbusters: A Critical Review of Length of Life Techniques

Historical sources are not entirely aligned on the determination of the hyleg (giver of life) and alcocoden (giver of years), yet the lion’s share of medieval and Renaissance texts teach you how to determine length of life starting with these two planets. How reliable are these techniques, really? Generous handouts provided for further study.

It is rare to get ANY information on length of life in a lecture. In this one you’re getting both information and handouts for further study.  This is going to be worth the price of a day’s admission in itself. Also note that Wade has recently moved to England. This could most certainly impact his availability

David Perloff

And let’s not forget about David Perloff. David will be doing two one-hour lectures on Marc Edmund Jones techniques. Here they are. The first one is on Friday at 4:30, and the second one is on Sunday at 9 a.m.

Mental Chemistry – A Legacy of Marc Edmund Jones

Mental Chemistry gives tremendous insight into how we receive and process information of all sorts. We will discuss how to determine Mental Chemistry (not complicated!), and how to use it to better understand ourselves, our clients, and the people around us. This largely-underused technique should be in every astrologer’s toolkit.

Planetary Patterns – Another Legacy of Marc Edmund Jones

Astrologer Marc Edmund Jones developed Planetary Patterns (aka Temperament Types), a powerful technique determined by how the planets are arranged around the wheel. We will look each of the planetary patterns: Bundle, Bowl, Bucket, Locomotive, Splash, SeeSaw, Splay – and see how they can be a tremendous aid in chart interpretation.

Now those of you who know me, know that I find both of these techniques invaluable. You will be getting instruction from a master here, but be aware, the Sunday lecture will of necessity move quickly because David only has an hour. However, this will be a good introduction as well as a good review.  You will use this information again and again!

And on that note, I will see you next week. Enjoy the sunshine and warmer temperatures in the meantime!