Thursday December 12, 2013 7:00 PM Annual Potluck and Social for members and friends
COME ONE! COME ALL! Our Annual December pot-luck is taking place on Thursday, December 12 at 7pm. Bring your FESTIVE SPIRIT, your favourite food & beverages to SHARE! If you have a seasonal tablecloths or portable decorations that you can easily bring with you to add to the holiday spirit that would be most welcome!
JOIN IN THE FUN! – add to the festivities by bringing a generic, wrapped gift worth no more than $10 for our traditional gift exchange.
If you want to bring your chart, cold readings can be done for fun or Tarot readings if you have a deck and want to share your insights! Numerology too – this is a MAGICAL NIGHT for the ESOTERIC ARTS!
Song sheets will be available for a capella Christmas carols unless someone has a portable musical instrument they can bring—Recorder, Guitar perhaps?
LET’S GET THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT STARTED WITH OUR LAST EVENT OF THE YEAR!!!! WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL THERE!
Collectively we have a hard time with change. However to live is to change, and some years bring more of that uncertainty into our lives. This year cycles of long duration meet with personal planetary cycles of long duration—it becomes personal. The element of water remains the prominent one as does the cardinal mode. This translates to emotions and action. In this talk we will be looking at the planetary weather for the year with the primary focus on how it affects each sign.
Anne Massey is a full-time professional astrologer offering consultations, classes and tutoring. She currently writes a monthly column—the Living Sky (www.astrologicallyspeaking.com) and her book on Venus was published in 2006. Behind the scenes Anne is working on a couple of manuscripts for astrological textbooks. Anne combines classical astrology techniques with contemporary astrology in her work. Her blog is at www.annemassey.ca.
All of our talks are free for our members, who continue to support astrology in our area. Non-members are welcome to any our talks and pay a drop-in fee of $10 at the door.
The Guild Newsletter is a few days behind schedule (the duration of a virus for the editor). Better late than…so for your reading pleasure, now that Mercury is moving forward again, here is a link to our latest newsletter: Scorpio 2013. Also I am always looking for content, the next issue is coming out in early February with Venus now direct and Mars about to begin his dance retrograde on March 1, it would be nice to hear from those of you wanting to write about Mars…(as an example). This issue has an article about Venus by Anne Massey, Mercury by Gary P. Caton, the final six Nakshatras by Phyllis Chubb…message from the president and information about upcoming talks and events. See you on Thursday for our monthly presentation.
The Guild celebrated its 22nd anniversary on October 17. In November we begin our 23rd year of offering astrological talks, workshops and a forum for networking with other astrologers and students of astrology in the Fraser Valley. Our speaking schedule is filled for this year, the next available spot is in November 2014, thanks to the hard work by the outgoing president Alison Price. The Guild is a non-profit society operated on a shoestring budget, and our longevity is testament to the wonderful support from our members. Our fiscal year is from November 1 to October 31, and once again we ask for your continued support of the Guild. Our annual dues for the year remain $50 for regular members and $40 for our senior members (60+). You can renew online using your credit card via PayPal. Simply click on the page above titled membership where you also have the option to donate an additional $5. All donations and the monthly non-member drop-in fees of $10 will go toward our Project Fund to purchase a projector for our talks. Every year we present eight Thursday night talks and our one social event in December — our annual potluck, which is a great time to network and talk astrology without an agenda. We also host one or more Saturday workshops, the next on in September 2014.
The Guild begins its 22nd year of astrological events and we have some changes in our executive. Alison Price has stepped down as the president. We want to thank Alison for all the work she put in the course of our 21st year. She filled our schedule with speakers all through October 2014. Our next available speaking spot is November 2014. Alison set up some very helpful procedures, tweeted and updated our Facebook page…making sure that the word spread to the astrological community in our area. Joan Morton was voted in as the president, and we are delighted that she accepted the nomination. She will take over looking after our emails to email@example.com and would be delighted to hear from members, astrologers and astrology students at large. If you are interested in presenting your favourite astrology topic, please contact Joan. Rebecca Garcia accepted the nomination for our VP, find the contact information at www.astrologyguild.com/executive
As our new year of operations begins November 1, the annual dues become payable. We hope that you will continue to support our wonderful group and ensure that astrological topics are presented. The Guild is a wonderful resource for networking and meeting like-minded individuals. Our schedule and membership forms and payment buttons are under the links above. Do check out our archive of newsletters from the menu above. The next issue will be published November 6, 2013 the theme will be the inner planets–Mercury, Venus and Mars, contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to contribute an article, article particle, etc.
Donald Allen (Victoria, BC) presents “Terrestrial Astrology”
With the revival of interest in landscape zodiacs and the recent discovery of a landscape zodiac in Victoria BC, Canada, new light is being shed on these natural phenomena. Through his knowledge of ancient mythologies, a unique fascination with maps and having been working with the reflection of the Heavens upon the Earth for many years now, Donald is at the leading edge of terrestrial astrological research. This lecture offers a very unique look at this branch of astrology.
- The history of landscape zodiacs
- Donald’s role in the zodiacs
- How the zodiacs can be used
About: Donald is a terrestrial research astrologer who specialises in the discernment of landscape zodiacs. Working with the planisphere (star chart) overlay of the zodiacs, Donald castes charts upon the zodiacs that can be used to help determine how one can best work with the energies of the land.
“Natural Law – A Course in Magic”
Welcome to Natural Law: A Course in Magic.
As Seasons evolved and patterns emerged our ancestors made note and built upon the Wisdom of Observance. I am a seeker and longed for answers in an imperfect existence and wondered “ Why can I imagine better but not seem to bring it to my world?” Thus began my search and this I can share with you, My excitement and thrill to discover more opportunity and Magic by paying attention to my pre determined horoscope of my birth chart. My Soul chose the best for me and now I get to make the most of it. I am able to see and understand and share the Natural Laws that we must all obey and use each day as an opportunity for Magical Enhancement to my world, your world, our world, and they all lived happily ever after,
Faith makes it so….
About: Leah is an astrologer in Vancouver and is a past president of the Guild.
Contact Leah Bolton at email@example.com
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I just updated the classes offered by our members. Today’s update was for Thaya Edwards and yours truly, both of us have classes starting shortly. Thaya is teaching about Runes and Relationships, Anne is teaching beginner and forecasting astrology online and a course in relationships in person. Check out www.astrologyguild.com/classes for a short synopsis on these and find the links to more detailed information. If any of our members is teaching a class, please send those details to firstname.lastname@example.org See you in September for Kelly Surtees’ talk and workshop! BTW have you registered for thee workshop yet?
Well the technical problem was solved, a mystery file was blocking my login…Here is the link to the latest issue of the Guild News–Summer 2013 It is filled with wonderful articles by many authors including Rob Hand, Phyllis Chubb, Rose Marcus, Stephanie Clement and yours truly Anne Massey. This issue has lots to read and the concentration is on the new Royal Baby–Prince George…enjoy!
The next Guild News will be published when the Sun reaches 15°Leo. I am looking for content, voices to speak about the royal baby. Please contact me at email@example.com with any contributions. Short pieces up to 1500 words would be welcome.