2019 – 2020 Program

Astrology marks each generation with a cosmic mission. The Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen-Xers, Centennials and Millennials all dance to the cycles of the outer planets. Astrology guides us, giving synchronistic connections to each other and the world. With the study of astrology, you can discover your mission! Join us and welcome!

     Julianne Johnson, 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 Pre-Lecture at 6:00 PM prior to Thursday lectures for an introduction.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR BEGINNERS

Each of our New Age Fairs presents a chance to learn astrology in our Basics Class, only $10 for a 50-minute class. (The fee includes your chart and a coupon for $5 off an astrology reading at a fair.)

This season, we’re offering two all-day workshops for newcomers to astrology or people who’ve gotten their feet a little wet and want to wade deeper into the celestial waters. See below for our workshops in September and April or visit the Workshops page.

WORKSHOPS

September, October, April and May – Members $40 | Non-Members $50
See Workshop Page for Details and Online Registration

Directions (September, October and April workshops are at Fisk Hall; May workshop is at Keeney Memorial Cultural Center.

MAKE A READING APPOINTMENT 

Many times our workshop speakers offer readings on the Friday between their Thursday night lecture and the Saturday workshop, or possibly on the Sunday following the workshop.

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.

In case the weather is “iffy,” check for cancellations on the ASC InfoLine 860.568.8617 or on Channel 30 Online


THIS SEASON’S PROGRAM

SEPTEMBER

Lecture: Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019,
7:00 PM
Alex Trenoweth
Off With Their Heads!
Algol and the Royal Family

Could the fixed star Algol and the ingress of Uranus into Taurus in May 2018 herald change in the British Royal Family? Now that both the heir and the spare are married, could the current Queen of England finally be ready to hand over the reins? Looking at the important dates of Royal upheavals, we will explore the possibility of the beginning of an era of a new British monarch.

Alex Trenoweth is an astrologer, writer, lecturer and musician currently living in London, England. She is an MA graduate of the Cultural Astronomy and Astrology course at Bath Spa University (2007), and has studied extensively with the Faculty of Astrological Studies while simultaneously gaining recognition as an outstanding teacher. alextrenoweth.co.uk


Workshop: Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Basic Astrology Workshop

Fisk Hall, 262 High St., Middletown, CT

Delve into the basic building blocks – planets, signs, houses and aspects – to combine them into natal chart interpretations. Part of the day, we’ll break into small working groups to gain a greater grasp of these important foundational chart components. Pre-register to receive handouts in advance. Taught by experienced professional members of the ASC: Julianne Johnson, Agneta Borstein, Janet Booth and Mary Ellen Norton. Bring your birth time to follow your chart and offer as an example, if you wish.

(Wesleyan University does not endorse or sponsor ASC events.)

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OCTOBER

Lecture: Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019,
7:00 PM
Kathy Rose
Essential Brushstrokes for Natal Analysis

Five indispensable brushstroke measurements in natal analysis quickly reveal and clarify core themes in the horoscope. Our objective as astrologers is not amassing a multiplicity of calculations, rather assimilating key measurements. Understanding and utilizing these five measurements will illuminate chart preparation and enhance the process of synthesis.

Workshop: Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Kathy Rose
Planets as Frequencies: A Synthesis

Fisk Hall, 262 High St., Middletown, CT

Each planet has a unique intrinsic energy signature – a “frequency” to which it is keyed. Before we focus on the sign the planet is in, appreciate the vibe of the planet itself. We will explore many creative techniques to use all our senses to understand the frequencies of the planets and then look at combinations of these signature energies with new appreciation. When we sense and tune in to the frequency of the planet, it is so much easier to interpret planetary aspects, midpoints, transits and solar arcs.

Kathy Rose is an astrologer with an international clientele. A Highest Honors Graduate of Noel Tyl’s Master’s Degree Certification Course in Astrology, she serves as Tyl’s Teaching Associate. She has been published in The Mountain Astrologer magazine. roseastrology.com

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(Wesleyan University does not endorse or sponsor ASC events.)


NOVEMBER

Lecture: Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019,
7:00 PM
Mitchell Scott Lewis
The Great Capricorn Conjunction of 2020

We are heading into the Great Capricorn Alignment and America’s Pluto return, which will take place in 2020-2021. This lecture will examine what potential effect these transits may have on our culture and what it means for you and your family. Over the past few years, we have seen our collective consciousness under great stress, which is often the case when Pluto is activated in a chart. The positive purpose of this transit is to bring these issues to the forefront and offer us the opportunity to repair or replace that which is worn out or no longer valid. We will also examine the charts of America and the stock markets, and discuss practical strategies to keep you and your loved ones safe and ways to protect your resources.

Mitchell Scott Lewis has been a professional astrologer in New York City for more than three decades, specializing in financial astrology and medical chart interpretation as well as relationships, elective astrology and life direction. He works with natal charts, transits, solar arc directions, secondary progressions and composite charts. On a lighter note, Lewis is the author of a series of murder mysteries with an astrological angle: Murder in the 11th House, Death in the 12th House, and Evil in the 1st House. His website is Jupiterrising.com


DECEMBER

Holiday Festivities at 6:00 PM
No Pre-lecture

Lecture: Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019,
7:00 PM
Alphee Lavoie
Fireside Chat with Alphee

Celebrate the season with us at 6:00 PM before our lecture. Bring an appetizer, side dish or a dessert to share. Then following our festivities, join us around the “fireside” with Alphee Lavoie to talk astrology. With his many years of experience in astrology, Alphee is a font of knowledge! Submit questions ahead of time and Alphee will share his astrological expertise with us all. (Please email Program@myasc.org by Dec. 2.)

Alphee Lavoie has been a full time professional astrologer since 1965. The AstroInvestigators, which he started in 2002, have provided many research studies and articles to the astrological community. He is a long time member and former board member of the Astrological Society of Connecticut. www.Alphee.com


JANUARY

Lecture: Thursday, January 16, 2020,
7:00 PM
Usha Kumar
The Nakshatras and the Planets that Rule Them

This lecture is a peek into a system of astrology which was developed as a branch or extension of astronomy. Constellations’ visible stellar patterns became data-maps in the sky called Nakshatras, against which one could follow the movement of planets and other bodies in the solar system. Mythological stories describe how this in turn led to the fascinating practice of predicting weather and other events, as well as people’s futures. Using celebrity charts, Usha further illustrates how the system works.

Usha Kumar, MBA, is an astrological researcher, speaker, astrologer and officer of the Astrological Society of Connecticut. She was previously the host and producer of “Practical Talk Time,” a variety talk show on Comcast Public Television in Danbury, Bethel, and Ridgefield, CT. ushakumar906@yahoo.com


FEBRUARY

Lecture: Thursday Feb. 20, 2020,
7:00 PM
Mark Iwanicki
Astrology and the Hermetic Traditions

The ancients indicated that self-knowledge is required before knowledge of God. This is something that can be developed using tarot and the other Hermetic Arts of astrology, numerology, and Kabbalah. The deep connections between these arts are what allow the intuition and intellect to work together to elicit powerful insight. This lecture will discusses the use of these practices and the correlations between them.

Mark Iwanicki holds degrees in Psychology, Business, and Education. He has been studying and practicing the hermetic arts of tarot, numerology, Kabbalah and astrology for over 10 years. He feels that the noise and hustle and bustle of modern life can drown out the quiet knowing within our hearts and that these practices can connect us to our inner guides. mark@iwanickimedia.com


MARCH

We’ll celebrate the astrological “New Year” (Spring Equinox) at this lecture.

Lecture: Thursday, March 19, 2020,
7:00 PM
Samuel F. Reynolds
The Scary Houses

Classically, the 6th, 8th and 12th houses were often deemed the “bad” houses of any horoscope. However, the challenges of these houses offer powerful opportunities for genuine growth and development. Samuel will explain why these houses have the reputation they have and then what we can do to make the best of these difficult places in our chart.

Samuel F. Reynolds, a former skeptic, had a life-changing visit to an astrologer and has since spent nearly 30 years doing charts and studying astrology. Now he consults and teaches astrology full-time, serves on a few astrology boards and has written horoscopes for Ebony.com, New York Magazine, MySign.com, and Pride, a British black women’s magazine. UnlockAstrology.com


APRIL

Lecture: Thursday, April 16, 2020,
7:00 PM
Gloria Star
The Mythos of Jupiter Conjunct Saturn

Recurring cycles invite us to think longer-term, providing an opportunity to grasp the big picture. For well over a century, US Presidents elected or inaugurated when Jupiter and Saturn were conjunct seemed doomed to die while in office. But Ronald Reagan escaped with a bullet wound and the “curse” did not materialize for George W. Bush. We will examine this recurring cycle and consider the possibilities for the next Jupiter- Saturn conjunction happening at the end of 2020.

Gloria Star is a professional astrologer, author and teacher whose work in astrology is far-reaching. She has conceptualized and written text for five unique astrological computer software programs and has worked on behalf of the community of astrologers in many capacities: on the Boards of the Astrology News Service, the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR), the Association for Astrological Networking (AFAN) and multiple UACs (United Astrology Conferences). Gloria@gloriaStar.com

Workshop: Sunday, April 19, 2020
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Intermediate Astrology Workshop
Timing With Transits

Fisk Hall, 262 High St., Middletown, CT

Learn how to assess the impact of planets in motion (called “transits”) as they affect natal charts. Working part of the day in small groups, everyone will have the opportunity to consider how transiting aspects might manifest. Taught by experienced professional members of the ASC. Bring your birth time to follow your chart and offer as an example, if you wish.

(Wesleyan University does not endorse or sponsor ASC events.)

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MAY

Lecture: Thursday, May 21, 2020,
7:00 PM
Greg Bogart
Vocational Astrology and Career Counseling Theory

Astrology is a discipline blending mysticism and pragmatism for the enhancement of life. This is especially evident in the practice of vocational astrology, an important topic in 2020 with Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto transiting in Capricorn. Vocational astrology informs us about optimal career paths and aids career decision-making at different life stages. It also helps us cope with career setbacks and defeats, workplace stress, burnout, unemployment, changes of occupation, and retirement. Knowledge of astrology gives us wise perspective on the pressures and challenges most people experience regarding work and employment. Vocational astrology is one of the key areas of our societal life where the services of astrologers can be most impactful and will probably be in greatest future demand. In this talk Greg will describe how vocational astrology is enhanced through knowledge of several career counseling theories, discuss how astrology aids us through periods of career crisis, and correlate planetary symbols with the renowned John Holland Typology of six vocational types. We’ll also note how astrology expands career counseling, adding spiritual nuance and the crucial dimension of timing. Astrological career counseling assumes that being satisfied with one’s work or career is central to personal happiness and provides strategic guidance to reach fulfilment.

Greg Bogart, a licensed psychotherapist since 1991, is a Board Certified Professional Counselor. He is also certified as an astrological counselor by the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR) and holds Level IV certification from the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR). He was trained and certified as a yoga teacher at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco, from which he graduated in 1992. dawnmountain.com/greg-bogart

Workshop: Saturday, May 23, 2020
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Greg Bogart
Jung Astrology and Dreams
An Experiential Workshop

NOTE: this workshop will be held at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center in Wethersfield.

Jung cast birth charts for his patients and also studied their dreams. Following Jung’s example, this presentation explores the connection between planetary symbols and archetypal figures and themes appearing in our dreams. We’ll consider how dreams reflect celestial symbolism while astrology reveals the internal order and meaning of dreams. Combining astrology and dreams has the power to awaken us emotionally and energetically. Participants are invited to bring a dream and their natal chart and transits to offer as a potential example.

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