In an effort to host a quality event and to maximize participation, the Great Lakes Astrology Conference Committee has outlined the conference program below:
Main Conference Opening Ceremony
Lunch (No Luncheon Lecture)
Meet and Greet
Meet and Drinks
Dancing w/DJ Ben
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The birth chart has more than one way to ascertain your soul purpose. In this workshop we will explore the role of the Moon, dispositors, angular planets, aspects and pre-natal eclipses and how they contribute to why you are here and where your energy is focused. Additionally, we will use other specialized methods to determine your past lives. The birth chart is a map of the soul in this lifetime. Come to this workshop and uncover the hidden depths of the birth chart.
Forever young, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse are members of the “27 Club”. They all met tragic sudden death at the age of 27 from alcoholism, drug abuse and/or suicide. We’ll look at their birth and death charts, and secondary progressed lunar returns.
This lecture gives us clues to past lives, the energy or life mission you came into this life with and how to work with it today. Much of the time, the emphasis is on the position and Nodes of the chart but here we will explore other methods of interpretation, including the use of the 4th and 12th Houses.
During a 27.5 year period, the Progressed Moon moves around your chart, at the rate of about a degree a month. She starts, tests, culminates and harvests your emotional life as you live and grow in the world. We’ll track the progressed Moon by sign and house to explore her nuances and lessons as she travels the circle of life described by your chart.
One way to look at asteroids is as subpersonalities of planets. They add additional nuances to the functions a planet symbolizes. In this lecture we will look at 3 of these subpersonalities of Venus — Juno/Hera, Amor, and Cupido the asteroid. Bring your chart with the asteroid sheet.
We will begin by explaining the makeup of the chart. Handouts will guide the process. Attendees will create their own Solar House charts. Then we will look at the simple rules to interpret them.
Within the inside of the “celestial sphere” we not only map the stars and constellations, but construct geometric dimensions of a chart. This knowledge of your chart’s Spherical Geometry gives one the deeper appreciation of a chart and its metaphor of cosmic consciousness.
In this lecture we will look at both the 8 and 12 phase astrology systems to see how they complement each other and how they can be used to evaluate personal charts and in mundane astrology. Bring your own chart to see how this may affect you.
You know them; you have seen them. Grand configurations are unique chart structures very important in client work for they indicate central personality themes. Together we will explore and discover integrating the many facets of personality.
Astrology has many faces and with the advancements in technology over the last 20 years, we can look forward to more accessible research that will help us become better astrologers. When I look back over my years in astrology I realize how studying this amazing system of divination has evolved over many centuries. We should all be inspired when looking forward because astrology will continue to evolve and develop so that one day it will be a respectable past time and recognized for its incredible value to society.
The Vimshottri Dasa system of planetary periods shows the major & minor planetary themes are ripe to fulfill their natal promise. Learn how to add this powerful Vedic predictive technique to your Western Astrology through chart examples. You don’t need to know Vedic Astrology to use this technique.
“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it,
and join the dance.”
Alan W. Watts, British philosopher, writer, and speaker
By viewing the chart of the moment when Donald Trump took his oath of office we have the opportunity to look at the next four years of our country’s path as expressed through his presidency. This discussion will cover the inauguration chart and others that will help tell this story. Also included will be upcoming major aspects and what they may foretell about the impacts on Donald Trump and the United States during this time period.
We will look at planets, natal aspects and houses that are connected with health issues. We will also look at the best time for surgery and when illness is likely to arise taking into consideration, transits, eclipses, and progressions.
Geodetics is a simple process deriving house cusps for any geographic location, with several applications. Put your natal chart on the inside to understand your own dynamics in any location or an Eclipse chart to observe changing world conditions. The angles can be drawn on a wall map for quick observation.
Bring your chart. We will look at the “Bendings” placements for the nodes. Lets look at what is easy and what is hard. We will look at the zodiac sign pairs to see how they work together. What planets rule your “Destiny”? How are your rulers getting along?
The spheres of the Ptolemaic Cosmos illustrate the tremendous power the fixed stars can impart, to raise an individual up to positions of eminence or bring a harsh downfall. We’ll explore some prominent fixed stars as archetypes with examples of both positive and negative uses of their raw power.
Astrologers like to look ahead. We’ve just elected a new president. Notwithstanding the majority he has in all three branches of government, will he be able to navigate the lopsided astrological scene that lies ahead? By 2018 most of the planets will occupy winter signs with building clusters in Capricorn. This lecture explores the cold horizon ahead.
We’ll explore family charts of parents and their children regarding money management and inheritances. We will look at Indications of ability to manage money and affinities of parents for one child over another. Additionally, we will compare the charts of family members and family interaction dynamics as well as who is put in charge of handling money, property and resources and what happens when a parent or parents pass away and their children Inherit.
The axis points of a chart show the individual’s connection to the world. Planetary aspects to the Ascendant and Midheaven reveal a great deal about viewpoints, motivation, life path choices, and potential for fulfilling desires. We’ll examine several sample charts that demonstrate the effects of different planets and aspects.
What did the ancients say and what is the modern practice of overcoming a hard chart and bringing the life into balance?
Local Space is a blend of the old and the new, developed by Michael & Margaret Erlewine (developer of the Matrix Software). It was not until the birth of such computer programs that the local space chart was even contemplatable – considering the chart is based on the birth time, which provides a very personal landscape. Local Space utilizes and creates an enrichment of living through the arrangement of our external spaces. By altering our external environment it provides a clue to the epi center – body mind spirit and external canvas to utilize (like a vision board) for goal setting.
Eris, discovered in 2005, is called the Goddess of Strife and Discord. She’s been stirring up controversy everywhere she goes. This year, she is trine Saturn, opposite Jupiter and joined to Uranus suggesting she’s cooperating ~ until she and Pluto square off. Learn how to collaborate with Eris in your life.
The transits of Saturn explain many tales, but one of its most important transit is the one that tells you where you are in your career journey and the best course of manoeuvring yourself into the best position for the optimum success in your career. Be sure you have your charts for this lecture.
The original Hermetic paradigm consisted of three deeply inter-related sister arts. The basic classical concepts of qualities and temperament not only demonstrate an archetypal process and cycle of transformation but provide practical potent tools with which to arm our students and clients in their quests to manifest their spiritual potentials.
A look at Mars transits from one Mars return to another can give you a pretty good idea of where the action is (and how to handle it) for about 22 months. Bring your chart, your current Mars return, and your next Mars return.
Who was Michel Gauquelin and what was his research? We will learn to define these sectors and look at charts that support his theory. We will also look at a group of astrologers for any one planet to be significantly prominent in the Gauquelin sector. What planetary patterns are astrological indicators?
Taking a closer look at the Ascendant and interceptions. Also presented will be a description of each zodiac sign and their rulers. This lecture will teach you why it’s important to understand the First House.
Fear and faith, effort and grace, must we tremble in the presence of Saturn while desperately wanting the embrace of Jupiter’s beneficence? Can we find something of value in Saturn’s province? Is it possible we misread Saturn’s blessing as curse? Come explore how to reframe our understanding of these imaginal gods toward greater professional and personal enrichment.
There is a vast difference between the power and effect of each eclipse, singly or in pairs. Some seem to sizzle with dramatic results and others fizzle with little or no effect. Why is this so? We will look at causes, effects, durations, through signs and on planets, plus geographic implications.
In your chart where is Earth located and what sign is it in? Earth is what grounds you and comforts you. It also shows your earth purpose, what it is you have to accomplish, and how you do it. It is your inherent talents to reach those goals.
This talk will cover simple ways of determining relationship compatibility. We will primarily focus on romantic relationships. Bring your chart and one of a partner to use as an example.
How does astrology help with the study of the paranormal? As a psychic medium, I use astrology charts of individuals experiencing paranormal activities. This is still a work in process, but I will explain how astrology charts can indicate which family member is the most likely to be a victim of negative entities. As a demonologist, it is very useful to understand my clients and the likelihood of their being influenced by demonic activity. I will talk about the data I have gathered from some of my more interesting cases.