SOTA 25 September 2016

Hi All,

September 25 is the last day to get in at the current SOTA rates. I hope you made it. If not, PayPal will be up and running until October 31, though the new pricing will be in effect. Note that if you choose to pay at the door, it will be CASH ONLY.

Because I am not a US resident, I cannot process credit cards at a US event. I am trying to find a way around this, but so far I have had no success. So I’m very sorry for the inconvenience. And since someone asked, yes, we are more than open to locals or others just showing up and registering on site, though again, please note the cash only policy. Also note that we cannot guarantee that lunches or the banquet will be available at the door, so it would be good to check beforehand on those.

I will also mention that time is running out if you want to reserve a hotel room. Call now to reserve — and tell them you’re with SOTA. The number is 1-800-323-3331.

I will mention for you speakers that Samuel Reynolds and John Marani have graciously volunteered to rent out their LCD projectors. If you are looking for one, please contact them directly. If you need their email addresses, please let me know. I will provide them.

I would also like to mention that Sue Morris of Sue’s Salves will be creating perfumes just for you based on your chart and using good-quality botanical oils. She will be in the trade room — one more reason to check it out!

And don’t forget that Therese Taylor is giving you the opportunity to make your own intention doll. However, if you’re all thumbs and don’t want to make one, she will also have some ready-made ones available. This is almost like having an ongoing interactive workshop in the trade room, so do check it out.

And please tell your friends that the trade room will be open to the general public and is absolutely free. We will also have software, readers, jewelry and minerals, and books, among other things.

Featured Speaker: Donna Van Toen

Since somebody asked what I was doing this year (bad question — I rarely know what I’m doing), here are my lecture topics:

What Are We Doing Anyway?

What are we doing when we do a consultation? Who are we talking to? Do we really know? Astrology can be a wonderful growth tool, but as with any other tool it can be used in ways that are less than productive and do not bring about the desired results. Let’s talk about those desired results and the possible pitfalls that might stand in the way of getting them. This is a one-hour lecture.

Moon-Mars Phase Cycles and the Path to Self-Reliance

Every single planetary pair in your chart is in a phase. And each of these phases denotes a path to something, both by phase and by the aspect within the phase. In this lecture, we’ll discuss the path from dependence to self-reliance, as denoted by the Moon-Mars phase, house positions, and any aspects between them. Bring your chart! This is a 2-hour presentation.

Hope to see some of you at one of them!

Featured Speaker: Chantal Patenaude

And here’s Chantal Patenaude’s lecture. Many of you are very fond of Chantal. This is something a bit different from her usual presentations, but as usual it offers a new and different perspective:

A New Perspective on Chart Comparison:

Placing 2 charts in one Wheel can reveal patterns, not seen in standard comparison techniques: namely synastry, Davison charts or composite charts. Examples will be provided and discussed.

And there are lots more good lectures throughout the conference. Do yourself — and us — a favor and join us! And please share this newsletter with your friends.