Astrology Conference 2009

2009 Conference Speakers:

Rushing to Meet: The Timing of Transits and Progressions in Love
Do we really fall in love under Venus transits? And if we do, are these the relationships that last? The birth chart – our personal sky – and the transits and progressions at the moment of a particular encounter reveal a great deal about the nature of that relationship and what is to come.

LYNN BELL is a consulting astrologer in Paris, France, and has taught at the Centre for Psychological Astrology in London since 1995. She is the author of three books published by CPA Press: Cycles of Light: Exploring the Mysteries of Solar Returns, The Mars Quartet (co-written with Darby Costello, Liz Greene and Melanie Reinhart), and Planetary Threads (on astrological patterns in families through generations). Lynn has spoken at leading astrological schools and major conferences worldwide.

Counselling Couples
People understand each other through the miracle of communication. But generally people hear what they want to hear, and what they want to hear is conditioned by astrological constellations that filter their experience. When couples clash, each one operates from their own subjective reality – there is no objective truth. To bridge the gulf, what is needed is empathy and respect. This talk explains how to get couples to reconnect and reawaken their natural empathic skills using their respective horoscopes.

ADRIAN ROSS DUNCAN has had a full-time astrology practice since 1985. Author of Doing Time on Planet Earth and the World of Wisdom software ‘Horoscope Interpreter’ and ‘Astrology for Lovers’, his most recent book is Astrology: Transformation and Empowerment (Red Wheel/Weiser, 2002), which is about astrotherapeutic techniques. Adrian finished a 3-year stint as Editor of the Astrological Journal of Great Britain in 2000. His work can be seen today at

This thing is bigger than both of us! Neptune and Pluto in Relationships
The earth moves, fireworks shoot into the sky and two hearts beat as one. This is it! The person who makes all dreams and clichés come true. Love at first sight, a love to die for, love that is painful and wonderful all at the same time. This is where we enter the realm in which Neptune and Pluto hold sway over us. We will explore what it really means to get into a relationship when these planets have strong contacts in synastry – and how things can never be the same again.

JOHN GREEN is an astrology consultant, teacher and writer. He has been involved with astrology for over 20 years and studied at the CPA, where he qualified with their Certificate and Diploma. He now works as a consultant in London and teaches the CPA Foundation Course, the Diploma and lectures for the CPA Worldwide in the USA. Previously he worked as a research scientist, a web designer and entrepreneur, a DJ, a tarot reader and as a writer of both fiction and non-fiction. He is the current editor of the Astrological Journal.

Heart-Centred Horary
Nothing is more certain to fill the consultation book of a horary astrologer than the dizzy dance of the mating game and the insecurities that underlie our fragile relationships. This session demonstrates horary as a dynamic and potentially life-transforming tool, through which we can offer renewed confidence to those suffering from fear, guilt or denial; or by which we can support our clients through their desire-driven periods of ‘temporary madness’. Suitable for all levels of interest and covering both the practical and psychological aspects of horary, this talk presents a variety of relationship horaries – each with its own tale to tell.

DEBORAH HOULDING is the principal of the School of Traditional Astrology (STA) and has been teaching horary around the world through workshops and residential courses since 1990. Her horary knowledge is based upon an expert appreciation of traditional theory refined through many years’ experience of working with international clientele. Deborah is the author of The Houses: Temples of the Sky and the past editor of The Traditional Astrologer magazine. She currently runs the Skyscript astrology website at and her personal website is at

Intimacy and Intrigue: An Astrologer Looks at Historic Loves
The Sun and Moon, Venus and Mars shine in the same way for all of us – or do they? Please join Alan for a glimpse into erotic history as we examine the natal horoscopes of some of the world’s most famous and infamous couples.

Deconditioning the Psychological Condition: the Moon and Personal Relationships
The Moon’s position in the natal chart is a key determinant of our natural orientation within relationships, but often what is natural for us does not nurture us. How does the horoscope reveal what needs to arise from the subconscious domain of the ‘lunar lords’ into the light of consciousness?

ALAN OKEN is an internationally-known teacher and lecturer of esoteric astrology, metaphysics and the Ancient Wisdom Teachings. Three of his best-known books (As Above So Below, The Horoscope The Road and Its Travellers and Astrology: Evolution and Revolution) are now contained in the encyclopedic volume Alan Oken’s Complete Astrology and have influenced a generation of astrologers. Other published works include Soul-Centred Astrology, Houses of the Horoscope and Rulers of the Horoscope. Alan organizes metaphysical and astrological conferences and now lives in Lisbon, where he is a Director of Studies at The Quiron Center.

Wendy Stacey Frank Clifford


Student Hour: Mars and Venus in the Horoscope
Frank and Wendy will examine Venus and Mars, their differences and the dynamics of their interaction in the horoscope. What role does each planet play in reflecting desires, expectations and behaviours?

WENDY STACEY has been consulting, teaching and researching aspects of astrology since 1989. She is the present Chair of the Astrological Association of Great Britain and the Principal of the Mayo School of Astrology. Wendy writes a regular article each issue for students in the Astrological Journal and is completing a PhD which explores changing birth patterns.

FRANK CLIFFORD has run the London School of Astrology since 2004. A consultant astrologer and palmist, he has written books on both subjects, including Palmistry 4 Today, and his Data Compendium is on Solar Fire. Frank’s company Flare recently published The Contemporary Astrologer’s Handbook by Sue Tompkins and The Twelve Houses by Howard Sasportas. His media work includes projects with Universal Studios, Oxford University Press and documentaries on Little Britain and Danny Boyle’s Sunshine.

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