Dwarf Planet Astrology Workshop

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Dwarf Planet Astrology: Three new planets, plus one upgraded, one downgraded and five candidates, to complement the nine that we’re already using. A look at our busy new solar system and how the new dwarf planets extend traditional astrology into a richer and more spiritual perspective on the chart.
We’ll look first at Sedna (spiritual destiny through transcendent crises), the new outer limit of our solar system and then at the other dwarf planets in this context, studying Ceres (nurturing), Pluto (transformation), Ixion (lawlessness), Orcus (speaking out), Haumea (rebirth), Makemake (devotion), Quaoar (new perspectives), Varuna (notability) and Eris (consciousness through discord).
To get the most out of this workshop participants are encouraged to find out the dwarf planet placements in their chart by sending their birth data prior to the workshop to Alan at:alan@artmedia.net.nz
To attend remotely please pay through Paypal by May 16th.

About Alan Clay
New Zealander  Alan Clay has been a practicing astrologer for over 40 years, with a background as a humanistic astrologer inspired by the work of Dane Rudhyar. Over the past 20 years, this has broadened into a study of Chiron and the Centaurs and more recently into the newly discovered Dwarf Planets. His book, ‘Sedna Consciousness, the Soul’s Path of Destiny’ was very well received at its launch at UAC in Chicago and reviewers have called it: ‘a groundbreaking book’, ‘essential reading for astrologers’.’a well-written, well-researched, and easily readable book’ and ‘a treasure trove of information and inspiration’. Alan will be lecturing on Dwarf Planet Astrology at the Federation of Australian Astrologers Conference in Melbourne in January 2020 and at the IVC Conference in India in February 2020.  www.sednaconsciousness.com

Sedna Consciousness, the Soul’s Path of Destiny

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Discover the evolutionary spiritual power of Sedna, the new esoteric outer limit of our solar system and learn of the profound implications for society and for each of us individually in the coming years, as she approaches her closest point to Earth. This talk by New Zealand astrologer, Alan Clay, pushes back a little on all the victimization interpretations of the planet that come from the myth and looks a little at Sedna and illness. Alan likes an interactive discussion, so is happy to take questions and give feedback on particular placements, or aspects.

Alan draws the connection between Sedna and the centaur, Pholus, because they both have a ‘space weathering’ process that turns the surface of each red, so in his mind, they both have to do with growth. And he links it with Ceres, because they both likely have internal oceans, so they both speak of a nurturing process. And with Saturn, because their daily rate of spin is the same, so they have the same day to day practical perspective and both speak of limits.  Sedna is, of course, the esoteric new outer limit of the solar system.

Ceres was an asteroid but was upgraded to be a dwarf planet. We can think of Ceres as the higher octave of the Moon, meaning that the emotional security of the Moon is transmuted into sustenance and nurturing of our spiritual security and sense of place on Planet Earth with Ceres. This is very similar to Sedna, only Sedna operates on a far vaster scale, so we may find that Sedna is the higher octave of Ceres, where the spiritual security and sense of place on Planet Earth with Ceres, is transmuted into transpersonal nurturing of our spirituality and sense of place in the evolutionary cycle with Sedna.

MAAS’ regular monthly  meetings are:

  • Free to MAAS members, $15 for non-members.
  • You may attend remotely via GoToMeeting, free for MAAS members. Simply email  info@atlantaastrology.com no later than May 14 to be sent a link.
  • Non-member. may also attend remotely via GoToMeeting for $18. Non-members must pay through PayPal on the MAAS website no later than May 14.

The door opens at 7:00 PM to allow for conversation and browsing the MAAS astrological library. The lecture begins at 7:30.

About Alan Clay

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New Zealander Alan Clay has been a practicing astrologer for over 40 years, with a background as a humanistic astrologer inspired by the work of Dane Rudhyar. Over the past 20 years, this has broadened into a study of Chiron and the Centaurs and more recently into the newly discovered Dwarf Planets. His book, ‘Sedna Consciousness, the Soul’s Path of Destiny’ was very well received at its launch at UAC in Chicago and reviewers have called it: ‘a groundbreaking book; ‘essential reading for astrologers’: ‘a well-written, well-researched, and easily readable book’; ‘a treasure trove of information and inspiration’. Alan will be lecturing on Dwarf Planet Astrology at the Federation of Australian Astrologers Conference in Melbourne in January 2020 and at the IVC Conference in India in February 2020.  www.sednaconsciousness.com

The Mountain Astrologer Magazine

Sedna Consciousness
The Soul’s Path of Destiny

Sedna, a trans-Neptunian object, was discovered in November 2003. Originally called planet 90377, Sedna exists in the outermost reaches of our solar system in the Oort Cloud. It has a highly elliptical orbit with a period of 11,406 years, and its extreme distance and slow movement relative to Earth mean that Sedna was in one sign, Aries, from 1867 to 1968, moving into Taurus in 1968. In 2076, Sedna will be at her closest point to Earth since the end of the last Ice Age (i.e. the Neolithic Revolution) around 12,500 years ago.

Alan Clay speculates on Sedna’s meaning by applying methods that astrologers have employed with other newly discovered bodies: He considers its previous (in this case, epochal) cycles, its orbital and physical characteristics, and the events surrounding its discovery in 2003. Only secondarily does he include Sedna in mythology.

Due to this object’s great distance from us, Clay associates Sedna with “a far bigger and more spiritual perspective” than any other known body. The events he relates surrounding the discovery date include the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for “groundbreaking research on how cells communicate and co-operate to form a living eco-system”; the development of neural networks and the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI); and “the proof that roughly 68% of the universe is something called Dark Energy and 27% is something called Dark Matter.”

In making the case for Sedna’s meaning, the author delineates horoscopes with considerable biographical detail of individuals who display what he identifies as significant Sedna themes: James Lovelock (Gaia Hypothesis); Ray Kurzweil (Futurist); Rachel Carson and Sally Ride (Climate Change); Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs (AI Enablers); Edgar Cayce (Health); and Helen Keller, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, and Osama bin Laden (Consciousness).

In the next nearly 1,000 pages of the text, the author delineates Sedna in the signs, houses, and (in particular detail) the aspects. He includes Sedna in major aspects (conjunction, opposition, sextile, trine) and minor aspects (semi-sextile, semi-square, sesquiquadrate, inconjunct, quintile, bi-quintile) to the Sun, Moon, planets (Mercury through Pluto), and the new dwarf planets (Ceres, Ixion, Orcus, Makemake, Haumea, Varuna, Quaoar, Eris). If readers are not familiar with these bodies, the author introduces their respective traits — e.g., “Ixion is utter lawlessness”; “Makemake is the Divine trickster”; “Varuna deals with questions of the gain and loss of reputation and the issue of immortality through fame.” There are hundreds of biographies and chart analyses in these pages, all with extensive life details culled from Wikipedia and other sources.

Alan Clay is in the early wave of astrological pioneers drawn to investigate the dwarf planet Sedna, named after the Inuit goddess of the sea. His comprehensive biographical and astrological research comes together in this unusual book — a collection of life stories and experiences from the “weird new outer limit of our consciousness which is stretching our concepts of reality and is pulling us to look at ourselves as part of the very big picture.”

 

The 8th Seal with Don Cerow

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Don Cerow will be presenting a synopsis of his new book, The 8th Seal, in which he examines early periods of history and Old Testament prophesies— particularly in the books of Isaiah and Daniel—that mirror astronomical and predictive methods. Observation of the heavens allowed the sage(s) of Revelation to predict future events, just as patterns in the sky at the time of the birth of Jesus allowed the Three Wise Men to arrive at the manger.

The Book of Revelation documents both preceding and later history—the transition from the Greece to Rome, the evolution of the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire, the great waves of plague and invasion that caused the final fall of Rome, the eighth and ninth century Viking invasions, and the split between Roman and Orthodox Churches.

Every age is dramatically different, leading to different philosophies and tasks. We are now entering the Age of Aquarius, a period in which scientific thinking and new knowledge will inform the validity of faith. The author demonstrates this with carefully delineated astronomical information. He describes the characteristics of this new era and helps provide the guidance we will need to order our lives in harmony with such grand cosmic principles and events.

In a very real sense, the planet’s transition into the Age of Aquarius at this time represents the end of the world as we know it. We are at the beginning of a series of new possibilities, new aims, and new realities that offer new ways of development. This book offers both hope and caution for the future.

MAAS’ regular monthly  meetings are:

  • Free to MAAS members, $15 for non-members.
  • You may attend remotely via GoToMeeting, free for MAAS members. Simply email  info@atlantaastrology.com no later than April 16 to be sent a link.
  • Non-member. may also attend remotely via GoToMeeting for $18 for non-members, you must pay through PayPal on the MAAS website no later than April 16.

The door opens at 7:00 PM to allow for conversation and browsing the MAAS astrological library. The lecture begins at 7:30 PM.

About Don Cerow  

Graduating Magna cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts in 1976 in Classics, Don Cerow is a religious scholar, historian, mythographer, and astronomer. Author of the groundbreaking Ibis Press title When the Dragon Wore the Crown, Cerow’s focus has been on the Ancient Mysteries and how they evolved from the study of the sky. In 2003, he reconstructed an early model of Stonehenge in a story that was picked up by the New York Times. In 2005, he produced a multi-media show for Fiske Planetarium at the University of Colorado, pushing back the limits of what our forbearers knew about the heavens. In 2012, he lectured at CPAK (the Conference for Precession and Ancient Knowledge). Writing a weekly column for various newspapers since 1983, Don has produced shows for radio and television and taught at colleges, universities, and planetariums across the country.

Don Cerow

“What in the World, and Where?” with Frances Rackow

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Do you know how astrological predictions about world events are made?  This is called Mundane Astrology.  The eclipses for the year are analyzed to determine the dates of the eclipses, the area of the earth in which they are visible, and the events surrounding previous instances of the specific eclipse.  If you want to know what countries or world leaders will likely be impacted by the eclipse, you look to determine which have personal points being triggered by the eclipse degree.

We will look at how eclipses in the charts of royals often correlate to the end of dynasties, and why Prince William’s chart suggests he may be the final figurehead. After eclipses, the major planetary aspects and signs are also factored into our predictions. Fran will share some examples from the past and will apply them to 2019.

Audience participation will be encouraged.  Please join us for a fun evening.

  • Free to MAAS members, $15 for non-members.
  • You may attend remotely via GoToMeeting, free for MAAS members. Simply email  info@atlantaastrology.com no later than March 19 to be sent a link.
  • Non-member. may also attend remotely via GoToMeeting for $18 for non-members, you must pay through PayPal on the MAAS website no later than March 19.

The door opens at 7:00 PM to allow for conversation and browsing the MAAS astrological library. The lecture begins at 7:30 PM.

Frances Rackow, Biography

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Fran Rackow

  • A graduate of Ray Merriman’s MMTA, for Merriman’s Market Timing Academy, 2015
  • A graduate of Noel Tyl’s Master’s Level Astrology Course, 2009
  • Spoke at UAC2008 in Denver on Financial Astrology track
  • Spoke at UAC1998 in Atlanta, “Winning!” based on work of Joyce Wehrman
  • Studied with Lee Lehman 1995-2001, Classical Studies in Horary, Advanced Horary & Electional, Gaming, Mundane & Medical.
  • Passed City of Atlanta Professional Astrology licensing exam 1994
  • Studied with David Railey 1993-1994
  • Passed the Georgia exam for Certified Public Accountants 1990, licensed CPA 1993, still active.
  • Studied with Joyce Wehrman in Denver, CO 1975, learning astrology and cosmobiology

12-Week Fundamentals & Essentials of Astrology Term 2

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12-Week Fundamentals & Essentials of Astrology Term 2 covers the ASTROLOGICAL HOUSES & ASPECTS in-depth, via a visually rich presentation, lots of conversation, and many, many chart examples. Please have a firm, working knowledge of planets and signs before registering for this course. Term 1 will be offered this year if you need that foundation first. All Fundamentals & Essentials students are invited to join our private Facebook Group.

  • Starts on Saturday, March 16.
  • Ends Saturday, June 8
  • Break for Easter/Passover on Sat. April 20
  • Meets from 10 AM to 1 PM.
  • Attend in-person or remotely via GoToMeeting.
  • Early Bird price is $297 if paid before Feb. 9
  • Regular price is $350 if paid in full after Feb. 9 and before March 8
  • 2-Payment Plan Option: Can be broken into 2 payments of $180 each – one payment due by Feb. 9 and the other due by March 8
  • Registration and tuition accepted until Friday, March 8

Contact Michelle Gregg at astrology@michellegregg.com for information and to register.

Prediction Astrology Boot Camp with Samuel Reynolds

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In a six-hour workshop, Samuel Reynolds will introduce participants to various modern forms of progressing a chart, like solar arc directions and secondary progressions, in tandem with more ancient and time-worn systems like profections (cyclically using a house for each year of life lived) and solar, lunar and other planetary returns. Prepare to see how to make more astrological sense of your past and your future.

Time: 12:00 – 6:00 PM
Cost: $60

Members and Non-Members can attend remotely online. Please register and pay by midnight February 21 to be sent a link to attend remotely.


Samuel Reynolds will also be presenting “Astrological Destiny of African Americans” for the MAAS regular monthly meeting. Thursday, February 21st at 7 pm and will be conducting two private astrological consultations on February 22 at the learning center. The cost is $185 for a one hour recorded session. Remember only two-afternoon openings are available. If you’re interested in reserving one of those spots please email p.lantz@comcast.net as soon as possible.

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About Samuel Reynolds

Samuel Reynolds, who was a fundamentalist Baptist minister at the age of 12, hated astrology. However, at age 23 (his second Jupiter Return,) Samuel realized he disliked astrology because he didn’t know what it all meant, and went to an astrologer.

The astrologer’s uncanny insights into his life seemed to go beyond guesswork but convinced it was all a trick, the former academic spent 10 years doing charts and studying astrology himself. Now, over 25 years later, his deepest love and life centers around astrology. Reynolds now says he used religion to avoid astrology’s lessons, and that his life is a lesson on how you should watch what you hate. It might end up being the love of your life.

Reynolds is on the board of directors of the “International Society for Astrological Research,” is an entrepreneur who helps others build their businesses as mind-body-spirit practitioners. He also consults, writes, and teaches astrology full-time, and has written for Ebony magazine, New York magazine, Tarot.comSasstrology.com, Pride magazine, Moonology.com, and The Mountain Astrologer.

Reynold’s website is unlockastrology.com, you can email him at unlockastrology@gmail.com

Astrological Destiny of African Americans

In recognition and celebration of Black History Month, New York astrologer Samuel Reynold will appear in person for a Thursday evening lecture, “Astrological Destiny of African Americans.”

In his 75-minute lecture, Reynolds will use astrology to detail and discuss the importance of the presence of Africans in the Americas for Africans, other Americans, and the world at large. He will look at multiple charts and planetary cycles for key events, like the 1619 arrival of the first Africans to North America as indentured servants in Virginia as well as important events from Brazil and the Caribbean.

The door opens at 7:00 to allow for conversation and browsing the MAAS astrological library, lecture begins at 7:30. Members are free. Non-Members pay $15. Samuel will be speaking in person, but you can also attend remotely online.

NON-MEMBERS are $18 via GoToMeeting. Pay via PayPal below before February 19 to be sent a link. 

MEMBERS, please email info@atlantaastrology.com before February 19 to let us know and you’ll be sent a link to join remotely.


Samuel will be giving a workshop “Prediction Astrology Boot Camp” on Saturday, February 23rd from 12 -6 PM. He will also be conducting two private astrological consultations on February 22 at the learning center. The cost is $185 for a one hour recorded session. Remember only two-afternoon openings are available. If you’re interested in reserving one of those spots please email p.lantz@comcast.net as soon as possible.

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About Samuel Reynolds

Samuel Reynolds, who was a fundamentalist Baptist minister at the age of 12, hated astrology. However, at the age 23 (his second Jupiter Return,) Samuel realized he disliked astrology because he didn’t know what it all meant, and went to an astrologer.

The astrologer’s uncanny insights into his life seemed to go beyond guesswork but convinced it was all a trick, the former academic spent 10 years doing charts and studying astrology himself. Now, over 25 years later, his deepest love and life centers around astrology. Reynolds now he says he used religion to avoid astrology’s lessons, and that his life is a lesson on how you should watch what you hate. It might end up being the love of your life.

Reynolds is on the board of directors of the “International Society for Astrological Research,” is an entrepreneur who helps others build their businesses as mind-body-spirit practitioners. He also consults, writes, and teaches astrology full-time, and has written for Ebony magazine, New York magazine, Tarot.com, Sasstrology.com, Pride magazine, Moonology.com, and The Mountain Astrologer.  His website is unlockastrology.com, you can email him at unlockastrology@gmail.com

2019: Chinese Zodiac Year of the Earth Pig

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Come celebrate the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Earth Pig with a fun and informative presentation by Ariel Rose. In this talk, we’ll learn about the basics of Chinese Astrology, the Chinese Pig personality and our own Chinese Zodiac sign and how it fares during this cycle.

About Ariel Rose 

Ariel Rose is an Atlanta-area Astrologer who also offers Tarot readings and Sound Therapy sessions.

The door opens at 7:00 PM to allow for conversation and browsing the MAAS astrological library. The lecture begins at 7:30 PM.

Members are free. Non-Members pay $15. Ariel will be speaking in person, but you can also attend remotely online.

NON-MEMBERS are $18 via GoToMeeting. Pay via PayPal below and email info@atlantaastrology.com to let us know you’ll be joining us remotely.

MEMBERS, please email info@atlantaastrology.com to let us know to send you a link to join remotely. 


 

 

 

Solstice Celebration and Holiday Gathering

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This wonderful event is free for all!

Thursday, December 20, 2018, at 7:00 pm EST at the Rene Goodale Learning Center (formerly Harobi House.)

Please make plans to join all your MAAS friends for a potluck feast and to celebrate the Rebirth of the Sun and the Return of the Light.

MAAS will provide sliced turkey and ham, you can bring your favorite side dish, vegetarian or vegan main dish, or dessert.

Admission is free, so bring a friend and don’t forget your favorite dish or dessert to share with others, as we discuss Santa’s Birth Chart!!!

Transit Support Group with Michelle Gregg

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In this group we bring together Astrology and Community to explore our unique life maps and our current astrological weather, known as transits. “Transits are how we grow, transform, and evolve. They are life in motion.” This monthly group offers a great way to better understand yourself and others through exploring the current astrological transits from personal and societal perspectives, and is a wonderful way to connect with the natural cycles of life. Learn about transits, explore your own transits, and give and receive support from others in astrological community.

Counseling Astrologer, Michelle Gregg is our Transit Support Group Leader. To attend TSG, please email your birth information by end-of-day Tues. October 23, 2018 to Michelle at astrology@michellegregg.com. 

DATE:  Thursday, October 25, 2018

TIME:  7:00 to 9:30 PM

PLACE:  The Rene Goodale Learning Center, 2054 Harobi Drive, Tucker, GA, 30084
(the home of the Metropolitan Atlanta Astrological Society)

COST:  $20

Transit Support Group meets the 4th Thursday of every month, 7-9:30 PM (with the exception of the months of November and December.)

The cost is $20 for members and non-members.

Beginners through advanced astrologers are welcome and encouraged!

This is a great way to meet other like-minded astrology lovers, to socialize, share stories, and learn more about astrology in a friendly, open, and supportive environment.

Please email Michelle Gregg at astrology@michellegregg.com no later than 48 hours prior to the meeting with your birth info: birth date, birth time, and birth place (city, state/province, country.)

What are transits?
“A transit occurs whenever a planet, moving in its orbit during your lifetime, forms an aspect (a geometric connection) to a planet, the Sun Moon, or any of the house cusps in your natal horoscope. Also whenever a planet passes through the part of the Zodiac occupied by a house in your natal chart, we say that the planet is transiting the house.”  ~Rob Hand

“When a currently orbiting planet makes contact with any of your birth chart’s planets or points, that orbiting planet is making a “transit” to your birth chart and thus to a particular piece of your psyche. When this transit occurs the energy of the orbiting planet connects with the energy of your natal planet or point, and a synergy is created between them. You are then required to respond to this newly created synergy in some way. The way in which you respond is up to you – you can do it very poorly, or very well, or somewhere in-between. This is why it’s important to know what transits you’re having and understand the potentials that lie in their combinations – once you become conscious of the energies that are operating in your life you can make the best possible decisions. You can elevate your consciousness around the areas of your psyche that are being impacted. Transits are how we grow, transform, and evolve. They are life in motion.” ~Michelle Gregg

About Michelle Gregg

Michelle Gregg is a professional Counseling Astrologer, writer, and personal catalyst. She has 25 years’ experience working with clients from an astrological and Jungian model, helping them catalyze their lives into more joyous, more spiritually connected vibrancy. She currently has a thriving private practice, speaks, blogs, and teaches astrology at The Metropolitan Atlanta Astrological Society.  www.michellegregg.comastrology@michellegregg.com

Michelle Gregg, Counseling Astrologer