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Pre and Post Symposium Workshops


PRE SYMPOSIUM WORKSHOPS:  Thursday, October 13th   1:00 - 5:00 pm

Armand Diaz:  Emerald #1

Predicting Social Trends

From pet rocks to legalization of cannabis, we all ride through a swirling array of surface fads and deeper social changes. Can these trends be predicted with any degree of certainty in a complex, multifaceted, and multileveled world? Within reason, the answer is yes and astrologers have the tools to see the direction in which the collective consciousness is trending. In this workshop, we’ll look at the past, present, and future as we learn how to see what’s coming down the pike in society. We’ll also use astrolocality to see not only when but where particular trends might take root.


Lea Imsiragic:  Emerald #2

Energy astrology – heal your horoscope

Each chakra is connected with one planet in natal horoscope. Through the analyze of natal horoscopes and chakra horoscope it will be shown where and why we experience a problem in some areas of life (on emotional, mental and physical level or as life events) and how we can quickly understand them and unblocked them, through practical advice and techniques. We will learn to immediately apply this new technique, so bring your horoscopes with you!


Michael Lutin:  Emerald #3

Ten Steps to Spot-on Prediction

Practical tools for mastering the art of astrological forecasting. Everybody wants to know the future. When will it happen , how long does it last,  is it good or bad? People need useful answers to complex questions they sometimes don't even know they are asking. We will define and develop all the methods  to  understand the mysterious.  Relationship between the past, present and future. This is an interactional workshop so bring charts.  Valuable for all levels


Robert Corre:  Balboa #2

Improving interpretation skills through structure and work habit* (Chinese translation)


Gisele Terry:  Balboa #3

The Progressed Moon, Sensor of the Zodiac

As it travels through the signs of the zodiac the progressed moon represents cyclical and progressive development from infancy throughout adulthood. Attendees will learn how to enter astrological consultations through the secondary progressed moon and its aspect patterns and how new meanings of the moon’s placements can resonate so strongly with clients’ emotional experiences.  Audiotapes of astrological consultations will illustrate the importance of the progressed moon in depicting the developmental trajectory of each person's life.


POST SYMPOSIUM WORKSHOPS:  Monday, October 17th   10:00 - 2:00 PM


9:00 AM – 4:00 PM: ISAR Competency Exam:  Fountain Terrace Room


Lee Lehman:  Emerald #1

Astrology and Self Care

Today, as we have recovered more of the historical works in our own field, we now have the background to combine these ancient medical ideas with astrology to design for  wellness and stress reduction. The elements can be combined with astrological herbalism to help us explore lifestyle choices. We will explore methods for stress reduction, and  also integrate interior toxicity considerations based on their astrological temperaments. Living well means living smart.


Gloria Star:  Emerald #2

The Nodes Know, the Eclipses Show: Destiny, Opportunity and Renewal

The Nodes of the Moon serve as doorways to understanding the qualities of life many of us think of as destiny. Of course, the Nodes are also tied to eclipses, and integrating those cycles, we can see patterns that help us become more clear about fate and free will. As astrologers, we learn that have the power to shape our destiny through the choices we make. This workshop concentrates on working with the natal positions of the Moon's Nodes, adds Nodal cycles and integrates Solar and Lunar Eclipses as forecasting tools.


Demetra George:  Emerald #3

Progressed Lunation Phases: A Modern Western Time Lord System

The progressed Sun/Moon lunation phases illuminate the rhythm of how our evolving life purpose unfolds over the course of our lives in three 30-year cycles from emergence to fulfillment to completion, each successive round going deeper into the underlying significance of our soul’s intention. Everyone who pre-registers and sends their birth data to before October 7th will receive a report giving the dates of their progressed lunation phases so this can be a hands-on workshop of personal exploration and realization.


Mark Jones:  Room: Balboa I

Transformational Astrology: Window to the True Self

In this workshop, astrologer and psychotherapist Mark Jones explores Dane Rudhyar’s work on outer planets as higher octaves of their inner counterparts.  Uranus to Mercury; Mars to Pluto; and Venus to Neptune. This work informs a simple yet profound technique allowing the birth-chart to serve as window to the soul's true nature.  Informative examples from Mark’s extensive client work will be utilized to illuminate the material.


Sandra-Leigh Serio:  Balboa #2

Four Tools for Accurate Forecasting

There are four essential tools that have to be considered and integrated for successful forecasting results. All have to be present if an event or significant experience is to occur. These four are: natal promise, progressions, transits and eclipses. This workshop will explain these techniques and use charts from case studies and as time permits, also use charts of attendees to ascertain unfolding events or analyze events that have already occurred.