SOTA 2 October 2014

Hi All,

Well, the last reg cut-off has come and gone. You can STILL register — either online or by cheque or Interac, but you need to know rates have increased. We’re down to the wire now. So here’s some stuff you need to know:

You will be able to register by PayPal until October 15. At that point, PayPal will go offline and you will only be able to register at the door. And a reminder that registration at the door is cash only. What can you register for?

— Full Conference

— Single Day Lectures

— Pre-Conference Workshops

At the moment, we have only ONE banquet ticket available. If it is still available as of October 15, you will be able to pick it up at the door. Banquet tickets are strictly first-come, first-served. However, sometimes people cancel and more tickets become available. So if you want one, let me know and I’ll put you on the waiting list if the existing one is gone.

We DO have luncheon lecture tickets available, but once we put our count in, we will be unable to sell any more tickets. Which means if you want one, it’s to your advantage to order it now. We may or may not have any available at the door. If we do, they will again be strictly first-come, first-served. There will be an update on luncheon availability in a week or two.

We are still selling tickets to the Opening and Sweet Messages. If we sell out, I’ll let you know, but so far it looks like we have space in both these functions.

As for the hotel, the conference rate has expired. We still have one room left in our block, so if you need a room, contact me and I will get it transferred over to you at the conference rate. When that room is gone, so is the conference rate.

We’re down to the wire.

Meanwhile, we’ve had a couple of schedule changes. First of all, Alison Price is unable to join us this year.  Joan Ann Evelyn has graciously agreed to fill in and  will be offering a 2-hour workshop called Evolution of an Astrology Business. This will cover all of the material Alison was planning to cover and perhaps more.

Secondly, Pundit Prakash, who was going to be appearing in the Open Forum has had to cancel due to minor surgery. He will be replaced by Matthew Currie, who is going to tell you how to smite the skeptics. Don’t believe me? You’ve obviously never heard Matthew. He is bright, he is witty, and he has an way with words. I have no doubt he can smite those skeptics — and I’m pretty sure he’ll give you some tips for doing likewise.

One of our new lecturers this year is Reagan Jane Connaughton. Her topic is also a new one to SOTA — Connecting With Your Chakras Via Astrology. Here’s what she has to say about it:

Connecting With Your Chakras Via Astrology

In this lecture, we’ll explore holistic methods of balancing your spiritual and psychological levels by delving deeper into the energy wheels of your chakras and your natal chart. We will consider your cosmic DNA as a compass helping you balance chakra energy flow and will see how this connection is certain to assist you in manifesting your natal promise while invoking the Universe to help you along the way.

Reagan has CAAE certification and has been a professional astrologer since 2009. From what I hear, a number of people are looking forward to this lecture. So do check it out if the topic appeals.

We also have some excellent new speakers over in Open Forum land. I mentioned Matthew Currie briefly already. Here are a couple more:

Suzanne Montalalou has been a SOTA regular for a number of years. This year she’s lecturing. Here’s her topic:

Development Using Celtic Symbolism

This talk will help you learn to use Celtic symbolism and Archetypal figures from Celtic Mythology to develop your own spiritual abilities.

It’s nice to see Celtic archetypes represented, and Suzanne has done a great deal of research in this area.

OK, one more from Open Forum:

Most of you already know Carol Mason Godzick, since she is the “C” in A-C Tapes (which actually doesn’t do tapes anymore, but DOES provide our recording and CDs). And many of you also know that she is the daughter of the late and legendary Sophia Mason, which means she started learning astrology at an early age. Carol has lectured for her local group LCAA and received numerous kudos. Now she’s going to lecture for us — on her specialty, decanates and dwads. Here’s a description of her lecture:

Introduction to the Decanates & Dwads

The ancient idea of Decanates & Dwads is seldom used.  Why ? They can help you clarify many aspects in the chart.  Hand outs.

This is yet another one of those subjects you cover in Astrology 101 or 102 without ever being given any sort of clear rationale as to when and how to use them. Carol will fix that up in short order. And she won’t make it boring either.

There you have it — and once again I’m late. So I’m off to deal with other pressing work and looking forward to seeing you soon. Oh, and as usual, please feel free to share this newsletter with your friends.