2016 – 2017 Program

Welcome Astrologers, current and yet to be! Entering into our 45th season of sharing astrological knowledge, the ASC honors those astrologers who have passed on their experience and look forward to engaging the bright open minds of those who will carry astrology into the future. The ASC provides an excellent networking space for those who hold years of practice to connect with anyone searching with curiosity for the keys to understanding human nature. See you at the lectures and fairs!
             Julianne Johnson, President

Keeney Memorial Center in Wethersfield
7:00 PM
Members FREE | $10 non-members.
See membership page for details.

If you are unfamiliar with terms used in these descriptions, we recommend you attend our 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.

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

If you would like a reading with one of our speakers,
please 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


September  October  November  December  January  February  March  April  May  


Lecture: Thursday, September 15, 2016
7:00 PM
Rev. Thomas F. Kearns
Dream Maker or Dream Breaker – The Final Saturn Neptune Square


Saturn and Neptune seem to be natural enemies on a basic energy level. Their Squared energy can represent a blessing or curse in a complex psychological, spiritual and creative game that pits boundaries against vast, limitless potential. This is a time to dream in real terms, to make your dreams a reality. This lecture examines the cycle of Saturn and Neptune to see how its potential may be brought down to earth. You will learn how to use the nebulous power of this combination with discipline, as these two Masterminds of Karma awaken the power to create. Bring your chart to better understand how you can harness these energies.

Rev. Thomas F. Kearns, BS MA, is an ordained Spiritualist Minister, Certified Psychic Medium and Commissioned Spiritualist Healer. He has been a student, teacher and practitioner of Astrology for over 40 years. He holds a BS degree in Psychology, a MA in Philosophy and has taught World Religions at the University at Albany. He is the author of “The Art of the Mystic,” “The Dove” and “In the Palm of the Hand of God.” He developed Linear Astrology and produced Fundamentals of Astrology and Predicting the Future (4 DVD set). He has promoted Spiritualism, the Psychic and Astrology in the media, and served many Spiritualist Camps and Churches around the country and in Canada, including Lily Dale, the largest Spiritualist Camp in the world. He is a YouTube Revenue Sharing Partner and has produced more than 1500 videos on YouTube with almost 3 million views and gives free monthly predictions on his YouTube channel 333magic9 and on his website, ProfessorAstrology.com.


Lecture: Thursday, October 20, 2016
7:00 PM
Dietrech Pessin
The Timely Arrangement of Prenatal Planet Stations


Each planet has a route in any given year marked by its retrograde and direct stations, signaling the planet’s most dramatic events. Most important to you are the stations during the period before your birth, forming a system specific to that time in an arrangement that impacts you throughout your life.

Special Class Friday, October 21, 2016
SolarFire Tips and Tricks

Dietrech is a wiz at SolarFire astrology software! On the evening of Friday, Oct 21, 2016, she’ll offer a special class on SolarFire. Stay tuned for an announcement of the details (such as the time, location and cost – likely to be $20 or $25, payable directly to her). She’ll show how to run lists, set up a customized wheel and create a handy “Q2 daily wheel” around a chart. She will also respond to questions and requests for how-to’s, and (WIFI permitting) create a video of the screens and methods she demonstrates which will be available to participants afterward at no additional charge.

Workshop: Saturday, October 22, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Dietrech Pessin
Prenatal Planet Stations – Applied

Synastry is one of the amazing applications for these exciting points. Seeing your set of prenatal planet stations aligned around your birth chart can bring you strong messages. Combine them with the chart of another and you may have a breakthrough that explains everything! You can also use these sensitized degrees to detect health issues.

Dietrech Pessin, a consulting and teaching astrologer with an international clientele, has lectured widely in the US and Europe. Regularly featured in the Boston Herald and Boston Globe, she has a weekly astrological report on WZBC FM Boston Radio. An innovator in astrology, she is best known for her Moon Family work in her Lunar Shadows book.  www.lunar-shadows.com


Lecture: Thursday, November 17, 2016
7:00 PM
Rebecca Gordon
Your Body and the Stars – The Horoscope as Your Guide to Wellness

Sharing the astrological body wisdom from her latest book, “Your Body and the Stars,” Rebecca’s presentation will be partially a body scan and a personal zodiac scan while we delve deep into the body’s strengths and susceptibilities as seen through the chart. Rebecca utilizes the birth chart as a map of the body as well as soul and psyche. She will explore an approach to astrology that begins at the anatomical – where astrology and health were once inseparable. She will use charts from the group as well as case studies as examples to see the chart as a map of the body. The book explores the psychological, emotional and spiritual qualities that reside within our physical form. Rebecca will also be sharing practical tools to balance the imbalances and to amplify strengths.

Rebecca Gordon is the resident horoscope columnist with Harper’s Bazaar, previously at Epicurious (Conde Nast). Rebecca is a NYC native and is the founder and creator of the ‘My Path Astrology School,’ where she has taught year round classes in NYC and online since 2006. Alongside hosting the school and retreats, Rebecca runs a client practice where Skype and in-person readings are held in her Manhattan office. Rebecca’s horoscopes and talents have appeared with Conde Nast–Epicurious, Prevention Magazine, Well & Good, Elle and Baidu. She has partnered with cosmetic and luxury brands such as Tag Heuer, Benefit Cosmetics, Laura Mercier, Sonia Rykiel and Catherine Malandrino to create events featuring the intersection of fashion and astrology. To find out more about Rebecca and her upcoming events, you may find her at http://www.mypathastrology.com/.

November 20, 2016, Sunday, 10AM – 4PM

Four times a year we offer the public a sampling of metaphysical readings: Angel cards, psychometry, and of course, astrology! Plus aura photos, a variety of vendors and bodywork like reflexology, massage or Reiki. Free presentations covering the broad spectrum of the metaphysical world. Basics of Astrology class, 1 hour, $10. Refreshments available. Free admission. Free parking behind the building, on the street, and across the street behind the fire station. For information, call the ASC InfoLine at 860-568-8617 or email NAF@myASC.org.


Holiday Celebration 2nd Thursday December 8, 2016
5:30 PM Potluck Supper

No Pre-Lecture

Please join us for our traditional holiday potluck supper followed by —

Anthony Louis
Is Pluto Happy Being a Dwarf Planet? The Art of Happiness and the Outer Planets


Investigate connections between the astrological symbolism of the outer planets and the Buddhist idea of happiness. During this holiday season with the traditional emphasis on “Peace on Earth,” it is fitting to explore how our understanding of astrology can contribute to the art of human happiness.

Anthony Louis, a long-time ASC member, has studied astrology since his teens. His interest in astrological symbolism led him to tarot. His two most recent books, Tarot Beyond the Basics and The Complete Book of Tarot, examine the common symbolism between astrology and tarot. www.tonylouis.wordpress.com


Lecture: Thursday, January 19, 2017
7:00 PM
Elaine Kuzmeskus
Psychic Potential in the Horoscope

Are you psychic? Do you have vivid dreams of the future? Many people
experience random psychic events, yet few realize their true psychic potential.
Elaine examines the horoscopes of Edgar Cayce, Sylvia Browne, Gordon Michael Scallion, and James Van Praagh. How did the outer planets, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, assist in developing their ESP? What factors in the horoscope indicate psychic abilities? Finally, what is the best way to develop your psychic gifts?

Elaine Kuzmeskus, MS, PMAFA, is a professional astrologer certified by the American Federation of Astrologers and Director of the New England School of Metaphysics in Suffield CT. In 2004, Elaine published Soul Cycles, a text which combines keen psychological insight with the ancient science of astrology. She has also written five books on mediumship: Connecticut Ghosts, Séance 101, The Making of a Medium, The Art of Mediumship and The Medium Who Baffled Houdini. Elaine has appeared on The Better Connecticut, the PBS special “Things that Go Bump in the Night,” and Coast to Coast with George Noory. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Astrological Society of Connecticut, and has written articles for the ASC, the American Federation of Astrologers, and Fate Magazine.  theartofmediumship.com


Note: Second Thursday of the month!
Lecture: Thursday February 9, 2017
7:00 PM
Bill Meridian
The Astrology of Jayne and Johndro


Peek into the brilliant minds of Charles Jayne and Lorne Edward Johndro, two of the twentieth century’s most innovative astrologers. Learn their methods and the basic theory behind their work. Some of their techniques are in use today, but others are not utilized 60 years after their development. Bill also shares stories from his 12 years of study with Jayne.

Workshop:  Saturday, February 11, 2017*
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Bill Meridian
Eclipses in Mundane Astrology

When eclipses hit the horoscopes of nations and their leaders, they tell us who will be in the headlines in advance. Eclipse paths indicate very specifically where the action will take place. There is a 54-year cycle that’s the key to Saros Cycles. Bill shares what he’s discovered utilizing these techniques for 25 years.
*Snow date 2 weeks later on February 25

Bill Meridian specializes in mundane and financial astrology. He has been in the investment field since 1972, operating his own money management and consulting service since 2004 from Vienna, Austria. He’s a member of the Kenos Circle, a Vienna-based group of futurists.

February 5, 2017, Sunday, 10AM – 4PM ** 1st Sunday This Month!


Lecture: Thursday, March 16, 2017
7:00 PM
Arielle Guttman

Discovering the Venus Star Point


Arielle will introduce a new aspect of the planet Venus, one that represents heart and soul united within our beings. This Venus is the Venus Star, produced from the eight-year cyclical pentagram made by Venus in her orbit around the Sun. This Star Point is easily found and is quickly becoming a most sought-after tool to use to examine one’s most important milestones and achievements. In this lecture you will learn about the Venus Star and discover your own Venus Star Point.

Workshop:  Saturday, March 18, 2017
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Arielle Guttman
Workshop Topic: Working with the Venus Star Points
Continuing with the concepts of the Venus Star covered in the lecture, Arielle will show participants how to utilize their Venus Star Point to answer important questions about their life’s mission, by overlaying their personal pentagram of Venus on their astrological chart wheel. The workshop is for intermediate level astrology students and beyond, with a working knowledge of their chart.

Arielle Guttman began her astrological studies in 1974 and has since authored five books in the field. Her latest, Venus Star Rising: A New Cosmology for the 21st Century, is the topic of this week’s presentations. Arielle has lectured and taught around the world for various astrological groups. She currently resides in Oakland, CA and has a home-study course that offers professional certification in the Venus Star Point. Check out her websites: www.VenusStarRising.com and www.SophiaVenus.com

International Astrology Day
March 20, 2017

Celebrate the astrological “new year” at the spring equinox!
Join members of the ASC as they share their love of astrology.
See our website for details closer to the date.


Lecture:  Thursday, April 20, 2017
7:00 PM
Claudia Bader
Mystery and Wonder: The Eighth and Twelfth Houses


The eighth and twelfth houses are keys to the inner worlds. Open the treasures and mine the riches of these complex houses by exploring their mythological, psychological and material dimensions. What does it mean to have them emphasized in a chart natally, by transit, and/or by progression?

Claudia Bader is passionate about where the inner and outer worlds meet. She is a Licensed Psychoanalyst, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, Level IV NCGR Counseling Astrologer and Past-life/Spiritual Regressionist in private practice in New York City. She also teaches at three universities and the Institute for Expressive Analysis. www.ClaudiaBader.com


Lecture: Thursday, May 18, 2017
7:00 PM
Basil Fearrington
How to Spot the Onset of a Critical Illness

In this engaging discussion, you will learn the important astrological conditions that allow you to spot the onset of critical illnesses in advance. Many real life examples are used to demonstrate the techniques. You will be amazed by the role a newly discovered aspect plays.

Basil Fearrington is the author of The New Way to Learn Astrology. He has been published in major astrology magazines, lectured at UAC conferences and is a professional musician who has worked with and/or recorded for Roberta Flack, Stevie Wonder, George Benson and many other name artists. http://newwayastrology.tumblr.com/

May 7, 2017, Sunday, 10AM – 4PM ** 1st Sunday This Month!



Annual ASC Member Picnic!


August 20, 2017, Sunday, 10AM – 4PM