Updated 17 January 2022 - On January 16, Nikki Davenport and Audria Gebhardt presented via Zoom "WELCOME TO 2022," highlighting astrological events and insights for this year—aspects, eclipses, Ingresses, and more. Thank you, Audria and Nikki!
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St. Louis native Arielle Guttman shares her studies of the Capricorn Venus Star Point taking place this month at https://sophiavenus.com/the-capricorn-venus-star-point/ . Thank you, Arielle!
Our friend Alan Clay in New Zealand has authored an article in the current edition of The Mountain Astrologer magazine entitled, "Dwarf Planets as Higher Octaves," which has been chosen by Astrodienst for republishing on their website: https://www.astro.com/astrology/tma_article211214_e.htm . Thank you, Alan!
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On December 12, Ellen Bartin presented via Zoom "THE U.S. PLUTO RETURN: THE FULL CATASTROPHE." In 2022, beginning in February, the United States will experience the first Pluto Return in its young 246-year history. -- Looking back at historical events of the times, Ellen began with the Sibley U.S. chart of July 4, 1776, then the opening square that Pluto made to its natal location in the mid-1800s, then its opposition in the 1930s, and its closing square in the 1980s. -- "Pluto, Lord of the Underworld, in the national chart is at 27 degrees of Capricorn in the 2nd house. So at its Return, crisis and transformation are likely in the area of resources in the 'land of plenty,' as well as probes into our professed values. It will be a deep confrontation with our national Shadow. Pluto in Capricorn implies the uses and abuses of power and authority, and what lies hidden within the national psyche. Through this passage we have an opportunity for healing and a profound revitalization of our life force as a great nation."
On November 14, Rachel McCabe presented via Zoom "GODDESS ASTEROIDS: ORIGINS OF MYTHOLOGY." Following the program, David Surette elaborated on the Sun-Earth distance measurement technique that he introduced to our group on October 10.
On Sunday, October 10, AAStL met for an outdoor picnic and program presented by the Amazing David Surette. David introduced to us his novel and possibly fundamental insights into how astrology really works, derived from his study of the natal charts of very, very compatible people, and utilizing barycentric planetary distances.
On September 19, Rachel McCabe presented via Zoom, "VESTA IN THE BIRTH CHART." Vesta is the brightest planetoid in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. She is the ultimate self-contained devotion goddess, and in the birth chart she shows us our divine work. Rachel discussed Vesta in the signs, houses, and aspects.
On August 8, Ellen Bartin presented "THE ART OF CHART INTERPRETATION" via Zoom. The story told by the birth chart has many dimensions and complex themes because we are complex beings on an evolutionary journey. This can make interpretation a little overwhelming. Ellen presented a step-by-step guide for analyzing the birth chart, taking some of the mystery out of the process, using tools that help unwind the chart with clarity and precision.
On July 18, Astrological Consultant Nikki Davenport presented via Zoom "MOON-CERES-SEDNA: An Octave Journey of Soul to Spirit." Moon is our personal connection to our Soul and our spiritual life. Ceres is our Earth Mother connection to our place on planet Earth and our spiritual service. Sedna is our universal connection to our role in the great whole of Spirit. We looked at our personal charts through a harmonic Octave Journey.
On June 27, we met via Zoom and held our election of officers and directors followed by a presentation on "THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY" by Shelley Painter. We explored the Queen's natal chart, her progressions and solar arcs at key points, as well as her relationships with family members.
On May 16, Catherine Rankovic presented via Zoom "COMPATIBILITY CHARTS 101: How to compare natal charts for relationship compatibility (synastry) using the Biwheel tool...or not." Catherine showed us how to read basic compatibility charts for ordinary people and celebrities (Barack and Michelle Obama) using the chart tool called a Biwheel.
On April 25, Audria Gebhardt presented via Zoom "SOLAR RETURN WORKSHOP CHART BASICS 101."
On March 28, AAStL members and their guests met via Zoom for an open forum to discuss what has been happening astrologically personally and in the world.
On Saturday, March 20, Nikki Davenport of Celestial Loom Astrology presented an Astrological Online Playshop entitled,"Moon Wobble in 2021, Plus More," which was free to the general public via Zoom. Thank you, Nikki, for your observations and insights about the twelve months ahead!
On February 21, Ellen Bartin presented via Zoom "SIX CONSECUTIVE NEW MOONS AT 23º: Seeding of a New Era." For six months—October, 2020 through March 2021, each consecutive New Moon occurs at 23º—starting in Libra through Pisces. This represents a time of transition into a new era. The last time that a sequence of six or more New Moons occurred at 23º was during the Middle Ages, that is, until we leap forward five centuries to 1944, 1963, and 2020. In the modern era, for the United States, each of these years was a distinctive turning point in cultural and societal change, and a change in our global power dynamics. Where will we find ourselves by the Pisces New Moon on March 13, 2021? Ellen's November 2020 article on this subject can be found here.
On January 24, Nikki Davenport and Audria Gebhardt presented via Zoom "WELCOME TO 2021" which highlighted astrological events and insights for this year—aspects, eclipses, Ingresses, and more.
On December 13, 2020, Audria Gebhardt facilitated a roundtable open forum astrological discussion via Zoom. Thanks to everyone who participated!
On November 1, 2020, Nikki Davenport presented her research into the charts of the U.S. Presidential candidates and more, in a preview of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. Related to this topic are an article written by Christine Arens entitled, "Donald Trump's Birth Time Mystery": https://keplercollege.org/index.php/articles-opinions/using-astrology/1029-donald-trump-birthtime
and Cassandra Joan Butler's post-election analysis: https://cassandrajoanbutler.com/post-election-expect-the-unexpected/
On October 25, 2020, Sharon Miller, M.A., presented "ASTROLOGY, SCIENCE, & SPIRITUALITY," a lecture and discussion of the findings from her many years of research into the relationship between hermetic cosmology, electromagnetism, and astrology. See her website description and link on the Resources page for more information about her research. Thank you, Sharon, for the lessons in Hermes' cosmology just as Mercury and the Sun aligned their waves in our direction, reaching us through the 9th house!
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On the topic of astrology as a science, Astrology Hub has produced this excellent video interview of astrologer and physicist Nadia Smirnova-Mierau, entitled, "Is Astrology a Science and Why?": https://astrologyhub.com/video/is-astrology-a-science-and-why-with-astrologer-and-physicist-nadia-smirnova-mierau/
Ray Merriman, the world's leading Financial Astrologer, discusses the current pandemic, economy, financial markets, and outer planet transits, as well as his 50-plus-year study and practice of astrology, in this one-hour interview that begins at minute 4:58:
Listed below are some online classes and articles of interest.
Astrology University offers online seminars and coursework, and has videos available on their YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC3Y0tVCyfOZiXTaUbQqPhg
Kepler College has a long list of astrology articles available at:
https://keplercollege.org/index.php/list-of-all-articles (thank you, Shelley!)
as well as astrology courses, webinars, and workshops: https://keplercollege.org/index.php/events/upcoming-events
Online Astrology courses and webinars from
International Academy of Astrology: https://astrocollege.org
An astrological perspective on the current virus pandemic, in a Mountain Astrologer article written by St. Louis native Arielle Guttman of Santa Fe, New Mexico, using the 12/31/19 discovery announcement date: https://mountainastrologer.com/tma/a-look-at-coronavirus-with-a-view-from-the-stars
Recently added to our Resources page under Useful Links:
Soupe Cosmique - a weekly worldwide listing of astrological webinars
Astrology Hub - Online astrology trainings, weekly podcasts and videos
Planet Watcher - A handy tool for viewing current planetary placements and upcoming planetary aspects
In 2022, until further notice, AAStL members and their guests are meeting monthly on a Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom.
If you are interested in becoming a member, please review our Bylaws and Statement of Ethics and send your name, mailing address, email address, and phone number to our mailing address: AAStL, PO Box 31032, St.Louis MO 63131 . We will then mail or email you an application for membership which you may return to us by mail with $25 membership dues.
We invite you to our public page on Facebook for astrological updates and additional announcements. Do check out the services and learning opportunities offered by our individual members at their websites shown on the Resources page, at the Members' Articles page, and at our monthly meeting programs:
Sunday, February 9th meeting topic:
BIOGRAPHY OF BENJAMIN BANNEKER
Benjamin Banneker -- An unsung architect of modern astrology. As practicing astrologers, one of the tools that we use regularly in our work is the Ephemeris. Have you ever wondered how such a wonderful tool came about? Well, we owe this amazing man a huge thank you for that, as well as for many other things. Come learn more about this early American mathematician, astronomer, and almanac author/ astrologer from Rashanda Jefferson, as we celebrate Black History Month!
NOTICE: This program is being postponed to a later date due to the temporary closing of the Brentwood Community Center as a community health precaution.
Meeting topic that was originally scheduled for Sunday, March 15th:
VISIONING OUR FUTURE -
THE PLEIADES SACRED CALENDAR
Join us as Nikki Davenport leads us in exploring the Pleiades Astrology System which is linked to the cycles of Venus, the Sacred Mayan Calendar, Aztec Calendar, and the Sacred Cherokee Integration with the Pleiades system. We will learn a new calendar based on energy, not time. "We are all parts of one human family, one body, like drops of water in the same ocean." Pia Orleane
The rescheduled date for this topic will be announced when information is available.
In February, Nikki Davenport will present via Zoom a program on the cycles of Venus (date yet to be announced).
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