Using the Lord of the Orb with Solar Returns:
This talk will review the basic concepts related to the lord of the orb (the planetary hour at birth) and its use with solar returns in forecasting for the year ahead. From the time of Abu Ma’shar in the 9th century until the 17th century, the annual “profection” of the lord of the orb was a basic and essential technique for interpreting the solar return. Somehow this predictive method was overlooked or omitted when astrological texts were translated from Latin, Spanish or Italian into English. Fortunately with the revival of interest in classic texts and their translation into English by contemporary astrologers (e.g., Robert Zoller and Benjamin Dykes) the concept of the lord of the orb has been recovered and is now accessible to modern astrologers who wish to use it in their work. This presentation will review the underlying theory of the lord of the orb and demonstrate its predictive value in case examples.
Anthony Louis is a psychiatrist who has been studying astrology as a serious avocation since his early teens and tarot for the past three decades. His longstanding interest in the history and symbolism of the divinatory arts has led him to lecture internationally and to publish numerous articles and books on astrology, tarot, and other forms of divination. His widely acclaimed text on horary astrology first appeared in 1991 and was revised and reissued in 1996. His book 'Tarot Plain and Simple' now has over 150,000 copies in print. He is a member of the Astrological Society of Connecticut. His blog is at http://tonylouis.wordpress.com/
Our schedule for the rest of 2021 shows us coming together again on July 24, August 21, September 25, October 23, November 27, and December 18. We’ll let you know well in advance what each of these will feature in the way of topics and speakers as things develop.
If You're Wondering What We've Been Up to So Far This Year...
Our January 23 presentation featured our regularly scheduled “Astrological Predictions for 2021.” This year Robert solicited comments from 29 astrologers of different disciplines from across the nation and around the world for the first part of the presentation, Mary Katherine gave an outstanding presentation of her take for the year, and Robert closed with an overview of various astrological factors in play throughout the year. A good time was had by all!
Our February 20 program featured Bill Nastasiak coordinating a thorough analysis and discussion of the birth chart of our Astrology Arizona group! We explored many different and interesting approaches to delineating the chart, including midpoints, aspect configurations, rulerships and more, after which Robert gave a brief take on the Mercury retrograde in Aquarius in the middle of the Aquarius stellium, and some of the qualities of the Metal Ox in Chinese Astrology.
March 20th, International Astrology Day, we hosted well-known Astrologer Matthew Currie, who offered us techniques to counter the Skeptics we encounter in our Astrological Life. Entertaining and informative, this talk gave us all excellent ways to outwit those who are skeptical of astrology. If you missed this great presentation, we will have the audio available for members to listen to in the near future.
April 17th featured Eric Alan Meece giving his take on "America At the Crossroads," looking at a dozen relevant charts, including the Neptune/Pluto conjunction which set this entire 500 year cycle into motion, the chart for the Insurrection, Inauguration, and various Eclipses coming in future years which will impact the US in countless ways. The audio of this talk will also be available once it gets edited.
Our May 15 presentation featured Astrologer and author Elizabeth Hazel who gave us a great talk on "Escaping the Twelfth House." We examined many different charts for jailbreaks, penitentiary escapes, and prisoner of war escapes. There are many interesting patterns in play when we wish to escape from anything, whether jail or life circumstances.
We welcome all visitors to our presentations, so please join us! As you know by now, we and countless other groups around the nation are doing our astrological presentations using ZOOM webinar technology. If you want to attend future presentations, please go to the ZOOM website and download the latest software. Without the latest software, you may experience difficulty logging in. They release new versions often, so please upgrade before you join our discussions.
Despite all the problems associated with the pandemic, we were still able to give some outstanding presentations in the past 8 months, and are gearing up for more great offerings throughout 2021! And with the vaccine helping us all feel a little safer, we are hoping to resume our in-person meetings at The Astrology Store in Glendale by Autumn. When we resume our in-person meetings, we're also intending to stream them via Zoom for those who cannot make the drive to Glendale. (This should be welcome for our members in other states and "across the pond.")
To anticipate a question, no, you don’t have to have a camera or microphone to attend a ZOOM webinar. All you need to attend is internet access and speakers. At this point, since we’re offering programs from paid speakers in the near future, we now have set admission at $10 for members, $15 for non-members. If you’re interested in attending the webinars, please contact us and make sure you’re on our mailing list so we can notify you in advance of the presentations.
We’re experimenting with other models for making astrology available to the public, including discussions on topics of interest at our Facebook page and hopefully at some point, find ways of doing roundtables on specific subjects if there’s enough interest, so make sure your membership dues are current!
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