International Astrology Day



AFAN, NCGR or SFAS Members: $75 Non-Members: $90

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Below is a preview of the entire event.

Solar System Planets.

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Saturday, March 19th, 2011

10 AM – 8:00 PM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Bring on the Human Future!

Steven Forrest

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Uranus squaring Pluto, Jupiter opposing Saturn—with all the current concern about the intense planetary activity in the Cardinal signs and the spooky (and allegedly Mayan) prophecies about the end of the world in 2012, it is easy forget that Neptune will be a major part of the mix for fourteen years starting very soon. As the planet of dreams and visions enters the sign of its modern rulership, its impact on everyone becomes vastly more powerful.

What will Neptune’s passage through Pisces add to the current mix? In this talk, Steven Forrest explores the idea that the tensions of the current world situation will soon propel humanity in a new and more spiritual direction. This is not some New Age fantasy about Dick Cheney meditating or Paris Hilton getting over herself! Steven’s talk will be grounded history. He intends to prove to you that, behind all the apocalyptic fears, we actually have solid ground for optimism about the human direction.

2011 and Beyond: A New World Emerging from the Sea

Dale O’Brien

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Since 1925, a NEW WAY of looking at the signs of the Zodiac emerged, giving one unique image for each degree of the zodiac. Since that time, this collection of images, called “The Sabian Symbols.” has merged into astrology. On this very first day of Spring, March 21.2011, we will experience, celebrate and co-create the beginning of a new spring like no other before! This is because the Sun aligns with the bringer of changes, Uranus, in the very first degree of the very first sign of the Zodiac. The Sabian Symbol image for this degree is “A woman has risen out of the ocean, a seal is embracing her.” Simultaneously, Spring 2011 begins with no less than 4 “planets” in Pisces, the sign of moving water (the ocean) AND Neptune, “lord of the oceans” ready to move into Pisces very soon in 2011. It seems that “A New World” is indeed emerging from the sea. What might this mean? This astrologer, Dale O’Brien, has lots to say about that! Astrological meaning reflects the meaning of our lives as water reflects the lights that shine upon it. As the old song goes, “What does the deep sea say?”

Uranus in Aries: Taking Charge of Our Well-Being

Stephanie Gailing

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

As Uranus marches through Aries for the next eight years, we are being called to martial our courage and initiate liberating changes that can further connect us to our sense of personal empowerment. Yet with its shocking and expect-the-unexpected energy, Uranus’ journey through the primary cardinal sign is likely to feel challenging for many. In this lecture, we will review the self-care tools—including dietary approaches, essential oils, flower essences, and lifestyle recommendations—that we can offer our clients (and use ourselves) to help galvanize a sense of physical, mental, and emotional well-being during this time. To add an additional layer of context, we’ll also discuss the health trends that we are likely to collectively encounter during Uranus’ sojourn through Aries.

When One Door Closes, another Opens: How to Flourish Financially in the New Age Dorothy Kovach

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Like it or not, a major shift in consciousness is upon us. Simply put, when the big planets change signs, so does our luck. The old ways no longer work. As savvy investors know, wherever Uranus goes, new millionaires follow. Knowing about the outer planets’ new celestial locations can spell the difference between getting rich or going broke. Uranus in Aries may even bring us the opportunity to rid ourselves of our addiction to oil for once and for all. It won’t be all sweet and light, though. The natives are restless, thanks to Pluto in Capricorn. Tea-baggers are only the beginning of the potential civil unrest that lurks in the future thanks to Neptune’s march through murky Pisces, which may only make matters worse by prolonging the recession. Bring your chart and your questions, and find out where to make money in this astrologically Brave New World. 

Uranus/Pluto: An Astrological Hero’s Journey

Ralfee Finn

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

This lecture presents the Uranus/Pluto squares of the next several years as the astrological equivalent of a Hero’s Journey. It contextualizes the cycle through a mythic framework in order to allow a deeper understanding of its power and potential for personal as well as planetary transformation. Often understood astrologically as the principle of sudden change, Uranus is infamously at the center of startling twists of fate. As the original Greek sky god who joined with Gaia to create the Olympian Gods, Uranian thunderbolts of lightning still catalyze transformation by illuminating stagnant systems in need of renewal. We have just completed a two-year cycle of Saturn/Uranus oppositions, during which time we witnessed the dissolution of structures and systems that no longer serve. But this process is not over. We have yet to witness what will rise from the ashes: we know what’s dying; we don’t know what’s being born. The next four years of Uranus/Pluto squares hold the key to what lies ahead. Pluto’s primal force always demands a death as well as a rebirth, and as it joins forces with Uranus, we will hear what Joseph Campbell deems “The Call to Adventure.” As the journey unfolds, it will be marked by a descent into the underworld, various trials and initiations, and most importantly opportunities to redefine masculine and feminine cultural archetypes. It will also include a reemergence into the world based on a new and expanded consciousness.

Elizabeth Barton,

Owner of and Practitioner at
The Transformative Therapy Center
Your Chrysalis for Healing.”
2555 Flores Street, Suite #300
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 572-8850

CMT since 1988
Energy and Body worker

Custom  Made Art

Professional Astrologer
VP of the San Francisco Astrological Society


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