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)
Open Forum – Catherine Urban
Meet and Greet
Open Forum – Crystal Eves
Meet and Drinks
Psychic Readings by Sandra-Leigh Serio, Richard Weber, and Judy Conkel
Open Forum – Diane Trimbath
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An overview of major geocosmic signatures in effect in 2018 (and beyond), such as Saturn ingressing onto Capricorn and Uranus into Taurus, and their correlation to the political and economic trends for the year, both globally and nationally. The cosmic patterns of 2018-2020 are especially relevant to the leadership of the USA and its Federal Reserve Board, and will likely have long-term consequences, for better or worse, to the US Dollar and national economy.
The fixed stars have a rich heritage of usage in the sister arts of magic and alchemy. Come learn how to use these magical denizens of the deep to elect powerful times to initiate projects and understand the hidden potentials for eminence which they can reveal in nativities.
Explore this high-end and low priced professional astrological software program. In this workshop, Richard will lead both a demonstration and discussion of the many features you wish you knew about. Do you have questions about any facet of the software? This is where you want to be. “I would like to know if the software can…?” This is where you want to be. Do you have any questions before you buy or upgrade? This is where you want to be, especially if you want a discount.
Although Vedic in origin, Moon mansions work well in Western charts and give additional insight into the natal and progressed Moon’s position. The 28 different mansions rule roughly a 13-day period and have their own planetary rulers and
The similarities and differences between astrology and Tarot will be explained. You will also learn a simple technique to determine your own personal Tarot symbols for this lifetime. You will discover 1) your personality path and 2) your soul path in this life. Personality path represents the tools you were given to work with in this life and Soul path represents your destiny or what concepts and experiences are necessary for your evolvement.
How do you or your clients behave at work, and how much of that is dictated by your chart? Probably, a lot of on-the- job unhappiness arises from a lack of consciousness about what is best for us. The birth chart (traditional as well as on the 90-degree dial) can provide clues about what a person will be most gratified by, especially whether they are best suited to be an employer, an employee, a freelancer or an entrepreneur. From there, you can develop your own way of offering career counseling through astrology.
Afflictions to Venus cause a deep disturbance to the sense of our own worth and value. Dalai Lama says “Self-hatred is far more extreme than being in a depressed state, it is very, very dangerous.” Venus afflictions need the assumptions and hesitations challenged and the capacity for freedom and happiness brought forth and celebrated!
Perhaps the best way to address this issue is to ask ourselves if astrology can be meaningful for everyone, even those who do not subscribe to any religion, philosophy, or school of psychology.
When forecasting future experience the Progressed Moon is often overlooked; however it is a valuable predictive tool. This lecture will look at the Progressed Moon as it transits through the houses, and as it changes signs. We will interpret the Progressed Moon as it aspects other natal, progressed, and transiting planets. Also, we will look at the Progressed Moon by declination, and the Progressed Moon lunation cycle.
For people who have no birth time or an approximate time we will introduce techniques to adjust the birth chart to identify a likely and/or correct time. These techniques were proposed by Ingrid Naiman of Santa Fe, NM in 1998. We will introduce ways to use Astro*Cartography in the rectification process.
Serious, Professional, astrology is growing throughout the world, with many excellent schools forming that train students to become professionals over a 2-4 year curriculum. But the emphasis on such quality astrological education is absent in the USA. Why?
The combination of grace and athleticism required to be a dancer will be explored in the charts of several famous dancers. We will explore commonalities as well traits that distinguish the best dancers.
Highly evolved beings experience the world differently than most and make the best use of their birth chart, even transcending it. We examine the charts of the Dalai Lama, Pope Francis, Paramahansa Yogananda, Swami Satchidananda, Sai Baba, Amma, Mother Teresa and Ram Dass, among others. Uplifting, inspiring and insightful!
In the horoscopes of horror writers, we can catch a glimpse of the monster archetype―mythic creatures that embody our worst fears and most erotic longings. Jung called them psychological complexes, but astrologers know them as variants of Pluto: Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolfman, Mr. Hyde, Godzilla, King Kong, and the like. In this talk, we'll examine how monsters symbolize fears of death and transformation. Learn how to spot the monster in the horoscope, and why making its acquaintance is both healing and empowering.
Where does one begin the study of financial astrology? The lecture will take a look at the natal chart and describe areas of individual financial strengths and weaknesses, and the timing of potential financial gains and losses in life.
What kind of sex do you like? In this lecture we will take a fun and somewhat bawdy look at Mars through the signs and houses to see how we express ourselves sexually. Bring your chart to see how this applies to you.
The Element of the three Mercury retrogrades of your birth year echoes throughout your chart and activates a particular set of three houses in your chart, also known as a Trigon. This elemental “vintage” of the year you were born shows basic human needs and questions you are here to help re-define for the collective.
Saturn forms the cubicles in which we live, collectively and personally. These walls are sturdy as they are reinforced by our age cohorts from pre-school to college. This lecture will provide new insights into our Saturn frames.
This lecture will show how planets can influence areas of life in addition to house placement and rulership. By adding exaltation, detriment, fall and triplicity house lords, we can ascertain which planets are helpful, lucky, or not for each house. This technique deepens natal interpretation and provides more insight into transits.
Bring “family tree” astrology charts for guided discussion of family patterns. Using Solar Fire multi-wheels we show and discuss meanings of repeated family patterns. View who owns which passed on traits, discuss what this means. Organize and share your family data findings with TAP Family Studies sheets downloadable at www.darrimurphy.com
The Saturn cycle shows the history of personal challenges with authority. These challenges create opportunities for developing an inner sense of authority in a particular area which defines the life story. This presentation demonstrates how to track the life story of a client in an astrological consultation.
Sometimes it’s the client, and sometimes it’s their mother – or brother – or some other. In this chart, we’ll examine how to identify family-related issues that might be impacting our clients’ lives, and how to help them navigate their way to self-actualization through communication with the very highest parts of themselves. We will use both the traditional chart and Uranian astrology to illustrate case studies.
This talk will focus on the sign and house position of the Sun. The archetype of the Hero is at the core of the Sun. Its primary functions are will and creativity, and its goals are the establishment of identity and achievement of self-esteem. Whereas the Sun-sign shows how we express ourselves, the Sun's house indicates the context in which creativity is expressed, identity consolidated, and self-esteem attained. Participants will explore the actions of the Sun in their own charts. Be prepared to talk about your Sun sign/house combination so that we can all learn from one another!
Can you see death in a chart and if you can, is it morally ethical to predict it either for the client or someone else. We will look at charts of people who have died and what the triggers were in their chart. As with all predictive techniques, besides the natal promise, there are three essentials to accurate forecasting. Their role in death will be explored and explained.
The wise centaur performs many roles in natal charts and transits. Learn about this celestial body's orbital quirks, his wide range of mythic activities, and how Chiron's diverse facets can apply to personality, career, talents, relationships, wealth, children and pets.
The legends of Mars as a troublemaker are widespread. We could live mostly in fear and judgment of it, yet we could not stay alive without it. By exploring other mythologies and archetypes, we can appreciate and put Mars to good use, discovering its benefic functions in our personal and national charts.
Learn how to identify shadows, wounds, and complexes in the birthchart. For each sign of the zodiac, there is an associated pathology that tends to be symbolized by hard aspects to that sign's ruling planet and/or house. In this seminar, we will examine twelve charts that exemplify each pattern. These will include Mars and Antisocial Personality, Venus and Borderline Pathology, Mercury and Obsessive Compulsive, the Sun and Narcissistic Disorders, Jupiter and Mania, Saturn and Depression, Uranus and Schizoid Personality, Neptune and Psychosis, and Pluto and Paranoia. Additional highlights include planetary defenses and compromise formations · the challenge of Yods and T-squares · how developmental experiences are indicated by house configurations · helping clients with difficult aspects · and how a process of healing is built into the structure of the horoscope.