March 13, 2014 at 7:30PM
About Arwynne: A lifelong student of astrology, Arwynne O’Neill grew up in a household of (mostly) amateur astrologers. She lives in Vancouver with her partner Rodger and works in internal corporate communications. She has written articles for Planet Waves and The Vancouver Sun newspaper, and she can currently be found online at mspink.com and email: Arwynne@shaw.ca
Previously published articles:
Dynamic Transits and the Generations
Although there will always be some debate over a topic as open to interpretation as generational studies, a general consensus has arisen that defines the 20th Century Baby Boom years as 1946-1964. For those of us who study astrology, however, the characteristics of the “Baby Boomers” and the constellation of historical correspondences we’ve come to associate with them, are better summed up in the phrase “Pluto in Leo.” This generation born 1937-1956, give or take a few retrograde periods, is virtually synonymous with post-war optimism, rock & roll, the flowering of the sexual revolution and Civil Rights movements, and the Atomic age. To find meaning and symbolic synchronicity in the timeline of the last century, we need look no further than the outer planets of our solar system. During this talk, we’ll be looking at four generations encompassing most of the adults alive today, from Pluto in Leo (1937-1956) through Pluto in Scorpio (1984-1995). We’ll examine the events, cultural forces and planetary configurations that shaped each generation, and we’ll explore the impact of Pluto’s current transit through Capricorn on members of those generations.
Probing beneath the surface of the Natal Chart leads us to examine some of the finer details readily available. By examining the exact degree of every planet and angle we discover hidden layers of insight. Doing so highlights many features like the Hidden Signature, Multiple Chart Rulers, Core Motivations and Ultimate Goals of Destiny…. When these deeper levels are then applied to the Principles of Dispositorship, we can gain fresh insights which can also be applied to Transits and Progressions. This approach to thoroughly examining the chart and gleaning all it has to offer is important towards offering solid insights that build rapport and trust between Astrologer and client which helps the client to feel truly seen and recognized and thereby open up more fully to a rich and satisfying experience. When we are able to ‘sound’ and therefore activate one’s core nature, the reading session transcends an information based focus to one that is truly healing.
About: Michael O’Connor is a Full Time Professional Astrologer serving an international clientele. Author of a popular Weekly Horoscope since 1993, Michael also offers Visual Presentations, Lectures and Workshops to students of all levels.
Joan: When did you first became interested in studying astrology yourself and what sparked your interest?
Nina: started out with Theodora Lau’s book on Chinese Astrology and read it with my grandma around age 9 or 10. We were both amazed how accurate it was regarding family and friends. Then I ran into Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs (1st edition!) in a sketchy used bookstore at age 11, and became hooked.
Joan: Did you start off with an interest in Financial astrology or did it develop later?
Nina:I became interested in Financial Astrology in law school, shortly after I became interested in the stock market. It worked rather well in conjunction with more mainstream stock and financial analysis.
Joan: Do you focus exclusively on financial astrology or do you also practice other branches of astrology and if yes what are they?
Nina: A big part of my practice is traditional natal, horary, and electional astrology. Some of my clients come strictly for financial consultations (horaries on stock purchases, or general financial outlook for the year, for example). For me personally, the vast majority of my astrological inquiries are financial, whether in the horary or stock analysis context. I am also very interested in mundane astrology of wars and politics, and developed a method for determining the party of the next US President, using Aries Ingresses, which I discussed on the UAC Presidential Panel in 2012. In addition, I have been researching the right and wrong predictions of WWII. Recently, I acquired a German astrology book from 1924 where the author absolutely gets the prediction right fifteen years in advance, in contrast to many English astrologers who were in denial well into 1939. It’s hard to divorce one’s emotions from astrology, and no one wanted another massive war so soon after WWI. Read more »
Arwynne: From as early as I can remember, astrology was a part of day-to-day conversation in my family, so it’s hard to pinpoint exactly when I first became interested in the subject. But I was probably around 12 when I first brought home a book about astrology to study on my own. I believe my sole aim at the time would have been obsessively analyzing my compatibility with the boy I happened to be in love with… and, yes, of course it would have been Linda Goodman’s Love Signs!
Joan: How did you find your first client and what was that first reading like for you?
Arwynne: I actually don’t see any clients. My friend says this makes me a “research astrologer,” which sounds a hell of a lot better than how I used to describe it! So I’ll pretend the question was, “how did you begin practicing astrology professionally?” In 2005, one of the astrology websites I read regularly for their coverage of current events mentioned that they were looking for a research assistant. So I responded and ended up working with them for a little over a year, doing research on current events and various topics, editing and writing a number of articles. Read more »
The latest issue of the Guild News is available for your reading pleasure. Aquarius 2014. Stephanie Clement writes about Mercury Arcs, Phyllis Chubb talks about the chart of George Foreman in her article titled ‘Seeing god’ and Anne Massey discusses Mars in Libra. The issue is 12 pages this time. I am now looking for content for the Spring issue due out when the Sun is halfway through Taurus–please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any articles, article-particles and other content. This issue also has a letter from the president…lots to read. Enjoy!
Joan: How long have you been studying astrology and what got you interested?
Malamarie – I first became interested in astrology as a teenager, but all that consisted of was reading Linda Goodman’s Love Signs every time I met someone new – so that can hardly be considered a serious interest. But her work planted a seed that was an auspicious beginning for me, as I earnestly began studying astrology with an intent to conquer it during my first Saturn return, which was 20 years ago. I have natal Mercury conjunct Uranus and Pluto all sextile Neptune, and it is also trine Jupiter, so learning astrology for me has been like slipping on a favourite well-worn glove: familiar, easy, and comfortable. It is as if it was all just sitting in my brain waiting for the right timing to activate it.
Joan: How did you find your first client and what was that first reading like for you?
Malamarie: I can’t say that I ever seriously sought out a ‘first’ client. Doing readings just evolved organically from what I was reading in various astrological texts. I started with understanding my own chart, which led to correlating it with the charts of family and friends and then after some time people just began to ask me to do charts for them. Read more »
Nina Gryphon is a practicing traditional astrologer and corporate lawyer living in Kennewick, Washington, with her husband, Robert. Her predictions have appeared in numerous national and international media. She received her JD from Stanford University, and completed John Frawley’s Horary Apprenticeship. Since then, she has studied with Deborah Houlding, a leading traditional astrologer.
Finances in the Natal Horoscope
Use traditional astrological methods to locate and maximize potential for wealth in your natal horoscope and determine your overall luck, level of wealth, and best sources of income. We will learn a step-by-step, systematic method of looking for wealth in the natal horoscope that you can take away and apply to your own practice. Our methods will include those described by the 17th century English astrologer William Lilly, and the 13th century Italian astrologer Guido Bonatti, but have no fear: our approach is highly hands-on and practical! Feel free to bring one natal horoscope to apply the chart analysis methods on the spot.
February 13, 2014 at 7:30pm with Malamarie Sinha
Malamarie Sinha has been reading and studying astrology for over 20 years. While largely self-taught, she has completed the first two CAAE exams. What initially began as self-study, naturally rippled out to doing charts for others. She is most interested in synthesizing the symbolism of astrology with the psychological aspects of personality in order to facilitate a process of change and transformation where needed.
The zodiac can be characterized through mythological stories that animate the dimensionality inherent in each of the signs. In astrology, mythology serves as metaphor, parable, and allegory – offering essential clues to the template of self-individuation that a chart prescribes. Each sign can be read as a process of becoming based on archetypal stages. Archetypal truths carry the emotional qualities, thought patterns, and behavioural characteristics by which we all live. These give our existence innate meaning and dictate our day to day lives, while orchestrating them as part of a larger overall process of integration. In this lecture we will look first at different models of application for an enhanced understanding of the power of myth in our lives, followed by an exploration into varying myths for each of the signs.
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Joan: Anne, you’ve been a successful professional astrologer for 25 years, can you describe when and how you first got interested in astrology?
Anne: My initial fascination with astrology began when I was eight years old and was informed by a classmate that I was a Scorpio. She uttered that piece of information with both admiration and reverence. I thought that this couldn’t be good but there had to be something to this new-found respect from her… What I began to do, was try to find out about these signs assigned to us—I for one was not impressed by being categorized or reduced to one of the twelve signs. The women’s magazine of the era each featured a horoscope column and periodic articles about astrology. I read them all and in hindsight often wondered why there had been so much of it in regular magazines. I was later to discover that the Finnish Astrological Association had been founded at that time. The founding members must have been rather busy promoting the subject matter.
Throughout my school years I was to the go-to person for describing how different signs got along. I honestly don’t know how I did that, it seemed to come rather naturally. I was an observer of life and people from early childhood; that quiet, studious child and teenager who watched how people interacted. I remembered birthdays and all kinds of numbers with incredible ease and yet I don’t do any other kind of math in my head. Read more »
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.
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