HISTORICAL STUDIES AND APPLIED RESEARCH

Paula Belluomini

The Latin-American Wars of Independence and Their Inception Charts

Several were the rules for electing the inception for a battle by late Hellenistic and early Medieval Astrologers. Knowledge that seems not have been applied to the many Latin-American wars of independence (early 19th century) which acquired different forms depending on the conditions in each region, and resulted in the creation of a number of independent countries in Latin America. Some of these battles are going to be analyzed based on their inception chart.

Lilly Falconer

The Metamorphosis of Pluto: Hidden Gems in Historical Analysis

Death and rebirth, transformation and metamorphosis; these are the key features of Pluto in astrology. But how did these significations arise? And what gems are hidden in its history? To answer this question I will explore the evolution of the Plutonic archetype through various streams from 1930 to the present day, including key astrological texts, the astronomical discovery, present dwarf-planet status, and the evolution of the significance, or meaning, of Pluto as an archetypal principle.

Sonja Foxe

In Defense of Ptolemy

Copernicus’s De Revolutionibus threw shade on Ptolemaic geocentricy. Time, as a function of the Terrestial Axis is therefore Geocentric. The 26K year Precessional Cycle as described by the Axis among the Polar stars has a subWobble — the Chandler, hypothetically a vector of the energies of the other solar systemic entities upon the Axis corresponding to the Ptolemaic epicycles. I call it the Temporal Prism and believe it identical to John Dee’s Monad.

Mark Jones

The Planetary Nodes as Indicators of Collective Significance

All the planets have a nodal axis; not just the Moon! Dane Rudhyar implied these nodes had more significance than simply the natal position of a planetary body. The Pluto-Saturn conjunction in Capricorn of 2020 and the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in Aquarius in 2021 occur on or close by, the planetary nodes of Outer Planets. Presenting over a decade of research Mark Jones brings forward Rudhyar’s late work to help us reimagine the future.

Sue Kientz

Dwarf Planets Eris, Makemake, and Haumea: Astrology’s Greatest Breakthrough Since Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto

Astrology may lack mainstream acceptance, but this has happened to many professions, e.g., doctors gained full respect only after microorganisms were discovered and realized to cause disease. Astrologers are at a similar watershed moment with the discovery of Dwarf Planets. This talk introduces Eris, Makemake, and Haumea, their consistent meanings in nativities, events, and predictive techniques (transits and progression), and how their discovery reveals Secondary Progression is a fractal of Transits, and what that means.

Larry Martin

Pluto’s Trump Card – America’s Pluto Return

As America faces its Pluto Return, we face discord, power plays, division and possible bankruptcy as a nation. Pluto represents all the material wealth one can imagine. We will compare what became of previous countries when they experienced Pluto. This dwarf planet holds all the trump cards! We certainly face disruptive times, but maybe we’re not as doomed as some believe?

Sabrina Moncini

The Patriarch of the Medici family: Cosimo the Elder and His Majestic Vision of Florentine Renaissance

Cosimo’s economical and political talent brought the city of Florence on the brink of a new era, that of peace, knowledge, art and prosperity. I will illustrate the astrological signature of this fascinating character, his synastry with the chart of Florence and eventually with the chart of Marsilio Ficino, one of the greatest philosophers of the time.

Glenn Perry

The Archetypal Zodiac: Immortal Lessons

Jupiter-Saturn in Aquarius suggests a new political sensibility radiant in the light of pure reason and humanistic ideals. What contribution might astrology make to such a dazzling doctrine? America’s founders declared that human rights are granted not by government but from God. Just so, the zodiac symbolizes 12 universal principles emanating from cosmos and immanent in nature. Evidence suggests that these eternal truths constitute the bedrock of any viable philosophy, religious creed, or political ideology.

Christopher Renstrom

Did New Age Astrology Give Birth to the Christian Right?

In 1970 Hal Lindsey’s “The Late Great Planet Earth” introduced end-time prophecies to the American public which was already experiencing an occult explosion. Lindsey’s book demonized Astrology, but it also borrowed heavily from Astrology by recasting its utopian dream of the Aquarian Age into an apocalyptic vision of the Rapture. I will demonstrate how Astrology may have unwittingly shaped the Christian Right and how the two might be considered flip sides of the same coin.

Gerard ‘Gez’ Roubieu-Morlow

Weaving Consciousness Magic: A field astrologer’s findings on synchronistic, archetypal narratives at events, and suggestions for a better Global Brain.

Technologically-bolstered Astrology, experiencing a democratized renaissance, now enables real-time transit monitoring at gatherings- with local astrologer(s) acting as projecting conduit(s) for the awareness, and thus, reality thereof. This talk will expound on techno-Gnostic cosmogony- that we fractally-encoded echoes of the Big Bang facilitate hitherto intangible energies; participating as dynamic processors in the ever-unfolding Divine Drama, and what we ontologists- astrologers- can do to help consciously harmonize otherwise evanescent exegeses on as many scales as possible.

Alex Trenoweth

The Growing Pains of Harry Potter

Could J.K. Rowling, the world’s most successful author, be an astrologer? Examining the themes of Rowling’s seven-book series about The Boy Who Lived, professional astrologer and English teacher Alex Trenoweth combines the author’s fictional descriptions with her own research into astrology and education. Harry Potter may be a wizard in the minds of Muggles but astrologically, is he just an ordinary teenager?

Linea Van Horn

Moon Swings: The Lunar Standstill Cycle

The Moon is getting wonky! Not until 2025 will she reach maximum weirdness at the Major Lunar Standstill. The ancients knew this cycle, embedding it into their megalithic monuments, and so should you. This fun, image-rich presentation steers your eyes to the skies, showing you when and where to track extreme lunar positions as Luna’s swings become ever wider. The Standstill Cycle is visually arresting, historically relevant and mundanely potent. Find out how and why!