2017 – 2018 Program

The Astrological Society of Connecticut’s purpose is to educate and promote the ancient study of astrology. As we celebrate our 46th season, we welcome new as well as long-time members to our exciting lectures and workshops. As a non-profit organization, our volunteers continue to offer their time to help us all grow through the practical and spiritual applications of astrology. Welcome!
     Agneta Borstein, President

LECTURES

Keeney Memorial Center in Wethersfield 7:00 PM
Members FREE | $10 non-members.
Lectures and workshops half price with student ID
See membership page for details.

PRE-LECTURE PROGRAM

If you are unfamiliar with terms used in these descriptions, we recommend you attend our free pre-lecture orientation at 6:15 PM prior to Thursday’s lecture, when a member of the ASC explains terms and concepts anticipated in the lecture or teaches other building blocks of astrology. You may also wish to attend a “basics of astrology” class at our New Age Fair.

WORKSHOPS

October and April Noon – 5:00PM Members $40 | Non-Members $50 See Workshop Page for Details Directions Fisk Hall, Room 302

MAKE A READING APPOINTMENT email the Program Chair or call the ASC InfoLine 860.568.8617 to check for availability. Please book your appointment at least two weeks in advance.

Check for cancellations on the ASC InfoLine 860.568.8617 or on Channel 30 Online

THIS YEAR’S PROGRAM

SEPTEMBER

Substitute speaker for ASC’s 46th Season Opener Sept. 21, 2017

Unfortunately, Eileen McCabe will not be able to open our season on September 21, 2017. Instead, we are pleased to welcome BRUCE SCOFIELD back to the ASC for our first lecture. Bruce is one of astrology’s treasures. His broad perspective and dry wit will elucidate and entertain you. Having Bruce as our “substitute teacher” is like a favorite professor returning from sabbatical to give a special class.

Lecture: Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017,
7:00 PM
Bruce Scofield
The Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction of 2020

The 20-year cycle between expansive Jupiter and restrictive Saturn maps out shared experience and progress in social and technological matters. Their next meet-up in late 2020 – on the winter solstice, in fact! – begins not only a new two-decade cycle, but also commences a period of more than a century when their conjunctions occur in signs of the interpersonal and intellectual Air element. Even though this transit is three years away, it’s never too early to prepare for it and understand what it has in store for us. Find out how their next rhythm will impact civilization and how this important combination of Jupiter’s and Saturn’s powerful energy may affect your chart. Bruce will also look at the ASC’s chart and give us some “food for thought” on “What is Astrology?” – a topic he’s been pondering.

Bruce Scofield, Ph.D., an astrologer since 1967, is an astrological consultant, publisher, author and educator with the highest level of credentials from the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR). The author of more than a dozen books and hundreds of articles, his interests include psychological astrology, electional astrology (selecting an optimum time for an activity), Mesoamerican astrology (he’s a leading expert in this field) and the history of astrology. With a private practice in western Massachusetts, Bruce works with clients by telephone. Learn more about his work on his website, OneReed.com.


OCTOBER

45th Anniversary Celebration at 6:00 PM
Lecture: Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017,
7:00 PM
Lee Lehman Essential and Accidental Dignities

This lecture is a study of the relationship between planetary placement by sign, degree and house and the intrinsic functioning of that planet. This system shows the difference between the concepts of strength and affinity, and thereby re-examines the recent idea of the “twelve letter alphabet” in astrology. The different kinds of essential dignities – Rulership, Exaltation, Triplicity, Term and Face – are discussed, as well as the detriments and peregrine planets. Both the traditional accidental dignities, such as angularity and retrogradation, and the Hellenistic concepts, like diurnal and nocturnal, are presented and explained.

Workshop: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Lee Lehman
Medical Astrology

We begin by studying wellness: what is the best way for each individual to stay healthy through diet, exercise and life style. We then consider how transits, profections, progressions or other dynamic chart movement can impact the body, and whether particular patterns are likely to lead to disease. We then consider what makes a successful surgery chart and examine some examples of charts for when people have illnesses in order to learn how to diagnose the severity of the problem, ideas for treatment, prognosis and whether their health care providers are doing a good job.

Lee Lehman has a Ph.D. in Botany from Rutgers University. She is Vice President of the Board of OCA Corp. and teaches at IAA, the Midwest School of Astrology, Avalon School of Astrology and Kepler College. She is the author of nine books and a tutor for the School of Traditional Astrology, both in horary and in a medical course which she designed. Her Classical Studies correspondence courses bring classical astrology to the forefront as an astrological system. Lehman was the recipient of the 1995 Marc Edmund Jones Award and the 2008 Regulus Award for Education. Website


NOVEMBER

Lecture: Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017,
7:00 PM
Tad Mann
Astrology, Reincarnation, and the Akashic Record

Reincarnation is the spiritual history of the soul integrated with our genetic history, often called the Akashic Record or “Book of Life.” The origins of astrological symbolism are explained through a Reincarnation Time Scale (RTS), allowing you to date previous incarnations from your horoscope. Case histories of famous and creative people show that our incarnations are alive within us and a foundation of our creativity and psychological understanding – they are the archetypes, or gods and goddesses, in our lives. An RTS table will be given to all participants.

An astrologer since 1972, Tad Mann is an author, painter, architect and designer. The Round Art of Astrology, The Divine Life: Astrology and Reincarnation, Astrology and the Art of Healing and A New Vision of Astrology present his unique time scale that describes our life from conception to transcendence. His other books include The Mandala Astrological Tarot, Sacred Architecture, Sacred Sexuality, Sacred Landscapes and The Sacred Language of the Trees. Tad lectures and teaches internationally and in the USA. He lives in Hudson, NY.  Website


DECEMBER
Lecture: Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017,
7:00 PM
Mary Anne Costerella
The Destiny Cards Explored

The Destiny Card System goes back to ancient times and is the true purpose of a deck of 52 cards. The cards elegantly reflect with mathematical precision our present-day calendar with 52 weeks in a year, 12 royal cards and the months, 4 suits and the 4 astrological elements (fire, earth, air and water) and the number of weeks in a month. All cards have both challenges and blessings and no one card is superior to any other. Through our understanding of the language of the cards, we can make choices that enrich our lives. One word to define the purpose of this system is ILLUMINATION!

Mary Anne Costerella is a metaphysician, integrative psychotherapist, graduate of the Magi Fellowship Counselor Training Program, nationally certified Destiny Card Reader and ongoing student of the Ancient Wisdoms. She utilizes astrology, numerology, the Destiny Card System and Personology to provide clients an integrated approach on their journey to personal transformation. Holding a BA in Secondary Education from Rider University, an MA in Counseling Psychology and Pastoral Counseling from St. Joseph College, she is a certified Addictions Specialist employed by St. Francis Hospital and the owner of Interiors: PsychoSpiritual Health Therapies, LLC. Find her on Facebook — Website


JANUARY
Lecture: Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018,
7:00 PM
Gary Gomes
What are Dasas in Vedic Astrology?

The Vedic/Hindu astrology Dasa system is a method of prediction based on where the Moon is placed in a chart. Highly regarded for its accuracy, it provides a map for the events in a person’s life. Your Dasa system will be calculated or you can bring your own Dasa cycles to benefit fully from this lecture.

Gary Gomes, BS, MBA & EdD, has worked several years as State Vocational Education Liaison for 38 school districts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and as President of the Council of Vedic Astrology. He was among the first wave of Westerners to take up Hindu astrology and is a founding member and Board member of the American College of Vedic Astrology as well as an Assistant Professor of Jyotisha at the Hindu University of America. He has also lectured on Hindu Astrology throughout the continental United States, in Hawaii and in England. He is an ordained Swami of the Temple of Kriya Yoga, a duly initiated practicing Hindu of the Shaivite tradition and a Reiki Master. Website


FEBRUARY
Lecture: Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018,
7:00 PM
Joseph Addeo
Charts After Death

To see how charts continue to have a life after death, in this lecture we will examine the charts of three famous people: Gaetano Donizetti, Joan Crawford and Robin Williams. Joe will explore how events concerning the individual, as well as changes to his or her status and reputation, keep the individual’s chart “alive!” We’ll learn about Gaetano Donizetti and the resurgence of the Bel Canto school of opera and why his music is being resurrected at The Metropolitan. Was Joan Crawford a saint or sinner and why does she always come back into the public consciousness? The life and our continuing awareness of actor and comedian Robin William’s depression will also be covered.

Joseph Addeo, a professional astrologer practicing in New York City, has achieved Level IV Certification with the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR). He specializes in psychological and predictive astrology. Joseph serves on the Board of Directors of the New York Chapter of NCGR. He is a regular guest speaker at NCGR conferences, has written articles and columns for Astrotogo and is an ongoing contributor for the astrological magazine The Ingress. Addeo lectures for Astrological organizations throughout the New York Metropolitan area and elsewhere in the country. He was also a professional operatic tenor for twenty years. Website


MARCH
Lecture: Thursday, March 15, 2018,
7:00 PM
Jackie Slevin
Mars and the Outer Planets

Hard aspects from Mars to the outer planets trigger conditions and events that are outside the realm of everyday experience and often elude quick fixes. Using natal and mundane charts, we will learn to troubleshoot and diagnose these areas of horoscopes that are too hot to handle.

Jackie Slevin began her studies of astrology at age nine after finding her mother’s astrology texts from the Faculty of Astrological Studies in London on the living room coffee table. Dean of The University of Geocosmic Studies and past National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR) Co-Director of Education, she is a full-time astrologer, teacher and writer, currently VP of the Northern New Jersey Chapter of NCGR. Her articles have appeared in the Llewellyn Sun Sign and Moon Sign books and other international journals. She is the author of Finding Success in the Horoscope: The Slevin System of Horoscope Analysis. Website


APRIL
Lecture: Thursday, April 19, 2018,
7:00 PM
Lynn Koiner
Astrological and Psychological Signatures of Radicalized Youth

Lynn will share her research on the current “Third Wave” of radicalized terrorists, who are “self-recruited” rather than foreign agents. She collected psychological profiles and birth data via briefings on Global Terrorism, Espionage and Cybersecurity (G-TEC) and discussions with FBI and CIA agents, adding profile research by psychotherapists.

Workshop: Saturday, April 21, 2018
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Lynn Koiner
Beginning and Ending Planets

A Beginning Planet is one that is the earliest by degree in the chart, showing inexperience regarding the planet’s energy. It is not always used well when starting or in a new situation. An Ending Planet is the one latest by degree in the chart, indicating an energy that may be over-developed and can become distorted. Going to extremes with the Ending Planet is possible before releasing the energy. Lynn will guide us in seeing the influence of Beginning and Ending planets in charts that participants bring and we’ll learn about the impact of transits seen in this light.

Lynn Koiner has been a full-time professional astrologer since 1969. She is the International Liaison for the National Council for Geocosmic Research, Inc., conducting Global Gatherings interviews with astrologers in other countries. Her primary focus for research is evaluating psychological profiles, which is the basis for her courses in Medical Astrology at the International Academy of Astrology. Website


MAY
Lecture: Thursday, May 17, 2018,
7:00 PM
Chris Flisher
Astrology of Aging

Chris explains how as we grow older, we begin to express attributes more closely aligned with our ascendant. The phrase “being comfortable in one’s own skin” seems to apply. He will also delve into how the progressed Sun and Moon show characteristics of the evolved individual.

Chris Flisher has spent years researching, understanding and practicing astrology since he had his first chart done at age twenty. Given a “Top Ten Astrologers” award, he broadcasts on cable access television and is celebrating his ninth continuous year as host of the weekly radio show, Turning of The Wheel.  Website