SOTA 31 May 2015

Hi All,

It would appear that someone has stolen spring — at least here. I am hoping they will return it later this week in a more balanced state. We went from unseasonably hot to unseasonably cold in the space of 24 hours.

Despite that, SOTA is chugging along very nicely, and you’ll find attached your revised and up-to-date flyer. Additionally, we have news:

First of all, we still have an attendee in search of a roommate. If you want to save money and meet someone neat — and if you’re female — message me and I’ll put you in touch.

Secondly, we need to talk about those luncheons. You’ll note that we have dropped the rate for the luncheons this year. We’ve also made another change — specifically, we’ve made it possible for you to choose what you want for lunch this year. Yep, that’s right. Those of you who have signed up for luncheons will get your very own menus for each day upon registration. Fill them out and turn them back in to the reg desk each morning and voila! Your lunch will be waiting for you.

Now before you get carried away with your fantasies, let me be clear. These are light lunches — mostly in the realm of sandwiches or salads, but you  WILL have a choice —maybe a nice beef on weck (a local specialty — and ‘weck is short for kummelweck, which is a sort of roll indigenous to the area). Or perhaps a Caesar salad. Or a tuna pita.

There will be a number of different options — including vegan and vegetarian options. They will be filling enough to keep you going and light enough that you won’t be overstuffed and falling asleep. Plus, of course, you get a wonderful lecture each day from the likes of Adrianna Dream, Armand Diaz, and Chantal Patenaude. Sure, Taco Bell or Subway will be cheaper, but you won’t get that lecture, now will you?

What? You say you’ll get the recording? Well, unfortunately, this year that might not be possible. Because the luncheon room is a bit of a distance from the rest of the lecture rooms, there is a possibility that we will be unable to record these lectures — and even if we do, you’re going to miss out on the visuals. And you’re probably only be saving yourself maybe $5.00 max by the time you buy the recording.

So the bottom line is if you’re absolutely certain you want to hear one or all of these, sign up NOW. Our room holds only 20 — which includes the speaker and the monitor. So while on one hand, you’ll be able to sign up by 10 am each day for the luncheons, when the seats are gone, they are gone.

Also, the cost of luncheon lectures goes up as of June 21st, which is another good reason to sign up now. Meanwhile, if Al, Carol, the hotel and I can ever manage to be in the same place on one day, we will see what we can do about recording. Just be aware that at this point there are no guarantees recordings will be available. ‘Nuff said.

And what about other speakers? Well, Samuel Reynolds is doing not one but TWO lectures this year. Check these out. For Saturday, there’s:

Five ways to turbo-boost the marketing of your astrology business

Drawing on his own social media and marketing prowess, Reynolds distills five easily implemented tips or principles to accelerate the marketing of your established or newly minted astrology business. For example, he’ll illustrate how two common possessions like your email list and your own astrology chart may already hold the key to boosting your earning potential.

And then on Sunday, there’s

The Astrology of Mid-Life

In an hour-long talk, Reynolds discusses seven common astrological transits or events that occur at mid-life, during the ages of 41-60: transiting Uranus opposite natal Uranus, transiting Neptune square natal Neptune, second Saturn opposition, fourth Jupiter return, the second progressed lunar return, second Saturn return and the fifth Jupiter return. He will discuss what each astrological event signifies and briefly suggest ways to manage each event.

Samuel really needs very little introduction for you regulars and maybe not for too many others either. He just finished getting rave reviews at NORWAC, he got equally excellent reviews at ISAR last year, and come to think of it, I’ve never known him to get anything less than excellent reviews. If you haven’t heard him, you need to.  I nearly always learn something from his lectures, and I’m old and jaded. So chances are good that you’ll learn something too.


And on that note, it’s suppertime here in the zoo. Have a good week. And stay dry and warm…