SOTA 21 August 2018

Hi Everybody,

Here we are again! One important bit of news, plus a look at a few lectures:

Ehsan Khazeni replaced by Alan Annand

News first: Ehsan Khazeni has had to cancel. They will not give him a visa to travel to the US. He will be replaced by Alan Annand. Alan is a veteran astrologer based in Toronto. He has extensive experience in both Western and Vedic astrology. Right now he and Ehsan are going over Ehsan’s notes in the hopes of putting together a lecture that both does justice to Ehsan’s concepts and gives you a sense of the scope of Alan’s knowledge, which is very, very broad. A lecture description and title will be along next time, since this just happened today and Alan needs time to pull something cohesive together. Stay tuned!

Julie Simmons

Individuation in a World Gone Mad

As you probably already know, Julie Simmons’ luncheon is full.  You can still hear her though. On Friday her lecture is Individuation in a World Gone Mad. And while technically this is not about the aftermath of Mars square Uranus, it STILL sounds pretty relevant to our times to me. Here’s the description. See what you think!

Individuation in a world gone mad: How does the chart as a tool for personal growth need to adapt in the age of chaos?
“Narcissism, polarization, conflict, estrangement, and loneliness. What is the meaning of life when it’s all about me?”

(This is a quote from a book by Margaret Wheatly called Who do we choose to be? )

I have a feeling this one will generate both a lot of food for thought and a lot of discussion. And as you can see, it’s certainly apt for the times. So why not check it out? Just be aware that Julie’s lectures tend to be interactive. So come and be prepared to contribute!

Pam Gallagher

… And I don’t think we’ve talked about Pam Gallagher yet. For those of you who don’t know Pam, she is a popular teacher from the Cincinnati area. Her astrological knowledge is extensive; in fact, I think it’s safe to say she’s probably forgotten more astrology than many astrologers ever knew in the first place. And this year we’re fortunate to have Pam presenting not one but two lectures. Here they are:

Decanates, Duads, and Single Degrees: How, When, and Where to Use Them

Saturday, 9-10 a.m.
We will look at natal, progressed, and lunation degrees. Bring your chart so we can look at yours! Handouts for decanates and duads will be provided.

Your Pre-Natal Solar and Lunar Eclipse: North or South Node

Sunday, 2-3 pm
We will discuss house placements and how you can use these eclipses to enhance your understanding of major shifts in your life.

Pam just LOVES taking examples from the audience’s charts. So bring your chart, bring your questions, and prepare yourself for a fast-paced hour of information that YOU can use.

Note that there will be no SOTAnews next week. I will be at the hotel making sure things are ready for us and possibly nagging those speakers and others who haven’t reserved rooms yet if I still need to do that.

Meanwhile, please share SOTAnews with your friends. If you like what you see here, maybe they will too. And frankly, we just don’t know the entire astrological community. The more the merrier!

Until next time,