2018 – 2019 Program

The surge of interest in astrology has been noticed throughout social media and the internet the last few years, especially by the encouraging influx of the “millennials.” The Astrological Society of Connecticut embraces our committed and long-time members as we welcome anyone finding astrology to be an intriguing art of self-discovery. We invite you to our 47th season of educating the public in the art of astrology.

     Agneta Borstein, President


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.


If you are unfamiliar with terms used in these descriptions, we recommend you attend our Pre-Lecture at 6:15 PM prior to Thursday lectures for an introduction. In addition, each of our New Age Fairs presents an opportunity to learn astrology in our Basics Class, only $10 for a 50-minute class (fee includes your chart and a coupon for $5 off an astrology reading at a fair).


September, October and April – Members $40 | Non-Members $50
See Workshop Page for Details and Online Registration
Directions Fisk Hall, Room 302


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



Lecture: Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018,
7:00 PM
Tom Jerome Roma
Synastry 101: Introduction to Synastry

Synastry is the process by which the chart of one person is compared to that of another’s for the purpose of evaluation of compatibility. It is most frequently used by practitioners when comparing charts of two individuals in an actual or potential love relationship. However, it can also be used to compare two charts of separate corporations about to enter into a new agreement or even a merger. In the first half of the lecture, various techniques used in the process will be presented and discussed. The second half of the lecture will use data supplied by the attendees to demonstrate the practical application of synastry.

Tom Jerome Roma holds professional degrees in Engineering and Music. His writing has been published in leading scientific and astrological journals. His consulting practice serves an international clientele. Tom teaches and lectures extensively, both in the US and abroad, and owns and directs AMASS Publishing. He also pursues a career as a pianist and composer. Call Tom at 610-833-5253 about his annual astrological calendar and seminar schedule.

Basic Astrology Workshop
Workshop: Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Fisk Hall, 262 High St., Middletown, CT

Responding to the need we perceive by the popularity of our Basics of Astrology classes at our New Age Fairs, we’re offering an intensive day of immersion in the basic building blocks of astrology: planets, signs, houses and aspects. Taught by members of the ASC’s Speaker Bureau, this workshop will help you understand what is in an astrology chart and give you a foundation for further study. Bring your birth time so that your chart can be used as an example.



Lecture: Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018,
7:00 PM
Naomi C. Bennett
Solving the Astrological Puzzle

Ancient Egyptians were master sky watchers and mathematicians who invented horoscopic astrology. Fractal geometry has a correlation to astrology’s design. Our fragmented texts don’t tell the whole story, but with the use of astronomy, sacred geometry and Egyptian images, the astrological pieces can be fitted together into a complete picture for the basis of “As Above, So Below.”

Workshop: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Naomi C. Bennett
Reliable Predictions

This workshop begins with the reasons behind astrology’s design and how it was created in Hellenistic Egypt for horoscopic astrology, with a basis in astronomy. It takes a look at house characteristics from a modern and traditional point of view, with the structure of how duality works with sign and houses. Aspects are examined and their characteristics are formed from the houses. Included is a background of historical predictions, Out of Bounds planets, transits, heliocentric planetary nodes, moon wobbles, eclipses and the use of Arabic parts/Greek Lots in analysis.

Naomi C. Bennett, a professional astrologer since 1970, lives in Austin, Texas, where she has an astrology practice. She has a BA in Psychology and spent 11 years in the computer industry selling to Fortune 500 financial businesses. She lectures to astrology groups domestically and internationally. www.learnastrologynow.com



Lecture: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018,
7:00 PM
John Marchesella
Prediction as a Healing Tool

Prediction is astrology’s unique gift to the healing professions. Learn how it can be used effectively to help clients become more empowered, to find peace and to understand their true potential. A little practicality is good for timing and creating realistic time tables.

John Marchesella, a practicing astrologer in New York since 1976 is a frequent speaker at conferences and local events. He is certified by the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR) and contributes to many astrological journals and publications. John is a bereavement counselor and certified psychotherapist. www.astrojohn.com

Holiday Festivities at 6:00 PM – No Pre-lecture

Lecture: Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018,
7:00 PM
David Perloff
Almost Like Praying – The Astrology of Leonard Bernstein and West Side Story

A musical icon and an iconic musical: looking at the life and astrology of one of America’s most beloved conductors and composers of classical music, who was also a driving force behind one of America’s most beloved musicals. Also part of this story: the Dream Team of collaborators for West Side Story, as well as Aaron Copland, Steven Spielberg, Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda and more.

David Perloff is a professional astrologer living in Newton, Massachusetts. He offers chart readings and consultations, teaches astrology and has given talks around the United States and internationally. He has written for the Mountain Astrologer, Dell Horoscope Magazine, Geocosmic Journal and other publications. www.davidperloffastrology.com

Lecture: Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019,
7:00 PM
Joanne Castro
When Will I Be Loved?

When is that window of opportunity for attracting a long-term relationship activated? What are Venus and Mars really up to? We will examine charts of weddings and first dates that led to marriage and committed long-lasting relationships. Synastry is important, but let’s look from a different angle.

Joanne Castro, a professional astrologer from New Jersey, consults, lectures, teaches and writes. Her degrees include a BA in Art with a minor in Psychology and an MFA in painting. Her studies of human behavior led to the study of astrology. www.angelsontherun.com

Lecture: Thursday Feb. 21, 2019,
7:00 PM
Eileen McCabe

As rites of passage, transits reflect the evolutionary journey of individual consciousness.  Understanding the significance of the quadrants and the placement of planets in the natal chart itself, we can begin to create a framework from within which to gain insight into how the transits expand and develop our capacity for psychological growth and change.  We will discuss the developmental cycles and archetypal meaning of the planets and how transits are the timekeepers of the human potential inherent in the natal chart.

Eileen McCabe is a professional astrologer and a licensed clinical social worker with a private practice in New York City.  She has received NCGR-PAA Level IV certification as a consulting astrologer and has a certificate in psychotherapy from the Training Institute of Self Psychology. She is a teacher and counselor, and combines the art of astrology with psychology and metaphysics. She is a faculty member of the New York Chapter of the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR). Facebook.com/Eileen.mccabe.104

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

Lecture: Thursday, Mar. 21, 2019,
7:00 PM
Don Cerow
“Revolution by Morning” – Exposing the Injustice of the US Money and Banking System

Andrew Jackson railed, “If the people only understood the rank injustice of our money and banking system, there would be a revolution by morning.” We follow the trail of how our financial roots have shaped our “experiment in democracy,” comparing the charts of the USA and our presidents, starting with George Washington, and focusing on our Aquarian Moon to reveal our past and see into our nation’s future.

Workshop: Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Don Cerow
The 8th Seal: Its Time is Now!

Tracking humanity’s development using star placements and the Book of Revelation through the Ages of Gemini, Taurus and Aries, Don now examines the Age of Pisces as the “door through which we must pass” to better understand the dawning of the Age of Aquarius.

Don Cerow, an astrologer since 1972, holds a BA from the University of Massachusetts. His wide-ranging research of the mythology and astronomy of ancient peoples resulted in his 2013 book When the Dragon Wore the Crown. He has the highest certification from NCGR. www.athenasweb.com


Lecture: Thursday, Apr. 18, 2019,
7:00 PM
Arlene DeAngelus
Astrological Fung Shui

Astrology uses a system of mapping to produce Local Space lines which radiate from your home out into the world, triggering feelings and experiences. These Local Space lines begin where you are and can be used for Feng Shui or balancing and decorating your home or personal space.

Arlene DeAngelus, involved in astrology for more than 35 years, has practiced as a professional astrologer since 1980. A forensic astrologer who lectures nationally on her specialty, Arlene is the author of Astrological Crime Charts. She is certified by the National Spiritualist Association of Churches, New York as a Spiritualist Medium and Healer. www.yourstarsite.com

Lecture: Thursday, May 16, 2019,
7:00 PM
Arlan Wise
Mercury – The Writer’s Friend

Mercury is a shape-shifter who wears many hats. This presentation will focus on his role as the writer’s friend and examine how he describes what and how one writes. Charts of authors and astrologers will be used as examples. In the second part of the lecture, the audience will be shown writing exercises and view their charts to delineate writing skills.

Arlan Wise, a professional consulting astrologer since 1978, holds a Certificate of Astrological Proficiency (CAP) from the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR) and professional certification from the Organization for Professional Astrology (OPA). She has been on the Board of Directors of OPA since 1994, serving two terms as president. She is currently OPA’s Director of Publications and an editor of OPA’s journal, The Career Astrologer. Arlan was instrumental in setting up OPA’s Astrologer’s Retreats, a unique conference experience. Arlan gives writing workshops for astrologers at OPA retreats and in various cities. She edits and reviews astrology books and wrote the chapter, Writing and Astrology in OPA’s book, The Professional Astrologer. www.arlanwise.com