The Astrological Society of Princeton, N.J., Inc.

2017-2018 Meeting Schedule:

Our monthly meetings start at 2:00 PM.  


Plainsboro Public Library, 9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro, NJ. An interactive map and more details can be found on

Sunday, October 8th, 2017 (2:00 PM)

Diana Brownstone, "Navigate the Coming Economic Tsunami with Astrology"  

In the aftermath of this season’s eclipses, let’s use astrology to better prepare for events in our own lives. Neptune’s smoke and mirrors is the key to seeing the Paradigm Shift of our beliefs. Some surprising fake news clips will be shown. Also to be covered: the key configurations such as the conjunction of Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto, and the power players with currencies in the Global economy. Financial and currency charts and graphs as well as financial expert clips will be shown.

Bio: Diana is a Certified Consulting Astrologer through NCGR-PAA. She is a regular speaker at The New Life Expo in New York City and has spoken for ASPNJ, NCGR- NYC and Cosmic Astrology of South Jersey. Diana has made appearances on many local and National TV shows including: The Today Show, The Meredith Vieira Show,, MTV, as well as on various online radio programs. She wrote a column for L.A. Magazine and Fashion Mannuscript. Her website is

Sunday, November 12th, 2017 (2:00 PM) 

Amir Bey, "Readings in Japan: Translating Astrological Interpretations"  

In this lecture, New York astrologer and artist Amir Bey gives an account of his recent trips to Japan, where he gave a series of readings that combined astrology, tarot, and other divination techniques (e.g., coffee ground readings).  Amir describes how he successfully overcame language and cultural barriers to communicate the universal essence of astrological symbols.  He also will show slides of the various artwork and devices he used to communicate concepts that would otherwise be “lost in translation.”  Example charts will be discussed.

Bio: Amir Bey is an artist and astrologer from New York City.  He has studied astrology for over 40 years, and has had a lifelong interest in history and mythology. He is a renowned mixed media sculptor and curator, and has combined art and astrology in many projects.  He is also the creator of the Equinox Celebration Tarot, a 36-card deck in which each card image was originally carved in stone.  In addition, Amir has worked as a radio producer at KPFA-FM in Berkeley, CA, producing such shows as "Black Air," "Third World News," and "The Souls of Black Folk."  His website is: .

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

The annual ASP Holiday Party. 

Sunday, January 14th, 2018

Members's Day.  This year's speakers and topics are:

Barbara Gordon-Smith - "Family Connections in the Chart"

A discussion of the powerful interconnections among the charts of family members, with real-life examples.

Bio: Barbara Gordon-Smith is a long-time member of A.S.P. and has studied astrology for many years.

Ellen Zucker - "2018: The Ground Shifts" 
At 11:29 am on December 21, 2017, the Sun was directly overhead at the Tropic of Capricorn, 23.5 south of the Equator, marking its entrance into Capricorn. Meanwhile, Saturn had just entered the sign less than 48 hours earlier. So, right away we know this was not your normal winter solstice. The landscape is shifting and Saturn is calling the shots. His message? Well, if you’ve been playing fast and loose, cutting corners, running through stop signs… know that the jig is up, the party is over and the chickens are coming home to roost. Before 2018 ends, three slower moving planets will have changed signs; four if you count Chiron. As the ground shifts beneath us, the elemental balance changes from fire to earth. The chess pieces are moving into place for 2020’s climactic conjunctions. So get ready. Ellen Zucker will be your guide to an exciting and shape-shifting year ahead.

Bio: Ellen Zucker is an ISAR C.A.P. Her journey with Astrology began as a teenager in Philadelphia, where, while perusing the stacks of her local library, she discovered a copy of Linda Goodman’s SUN SIGNS. An accomplished artist, she has had three established and distinct careers: private industry, small business and in the governmental sector. She was the original horoscope columnist for, and has authored the astrological chapters of the Pet Fashion Almanack from 2014, maintains an astrological practice, and currently serves as the President of the National Council for Geocosmic Research Philadelphia chapter.  Visit her at

Sunday, February 11th, 2018 (2:00 PM) 

Tom Jerome Roma, "Health is Wealth: How Healthy are You"  

The importance of health in life cannot be understated. To have your health is to have it all. Mr. Roma will first discuss how the points in the horoscope relate to health. followed by transits and how they relate to and trigger health issues.  Bring your natal charts and data. If time permits, Tom will look at some natal charts submitted by the attendees.   

NOTE:  This lecture will be held the Tower Room of the Plainsboro Public Library (3rd floor).

Bio: TOM JEROME ROMA holds professional degrees in Engineering and Music. His writing has been published in leading scientific journals.  He is known for his accuracy in prediction, his sense of humor, and is in constant demand on the speaker’s circuit.  His demanding consulting practice serves an international clientele.  Tom teaches and lectures extensively both in the US and abroad, and owns and directs AMASS
Publishing, while simultaneously pursuing a career as a pianist and composer. Contact him at 610-833-5253.

Sunday, March 11th, 2018 (2:00 PM) 

Courtney Roberts. M.A., "The 2-Zodiac Problem (Tropical vs. Sidereal)"  

At a recent conference in India, controversial claims were made for the superiority of the western, tropical zodiac over the sidereal zodiac used by Indian astrologers. Ironically, this claim directly conflicted with evidence presented by Courtney and her associates in a lecture at the same conference. In this lecture, Courtney describes research that sheds new light on the tropical vs. sidereal controversy.  She will also discuss her ongoing efforts to facilitate open-minded, evidence-based astrological investigations.

NOTE: This lecture will be presented as a live, interactive video presentation.

Bio: Courtney Roberts, M.A., is the director of Canaveral Research, and the Kepler Conference coordinator; a unique platform dedicated to building a better future for astrology & astrologers, starting with reliable, replicable research results.

Originally from Miami, Florida, Courtney has spent a lifetime in the field, in consulting, publishing, research & organizational work.  A graduate of the revolutionary Master’s program in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology at Bath Spa University in England, Courtney developed her academic specialization in the role of astrology in the history of science and religion; particularly Persian Zoroastrianism and western monotheism.

Her research on ancient Persian astrology and its influence on 1st century Judean messianic expectations can be found in The Star of the Magi (2007)  Her intriguing research into the distinct astrological patterns of Marian apparitions and the people who see them can be found in Visions of the Virgin Mary (2004). Courtney has published literally hundreds of articles in top astrological publications like The Mountain Astrologer, Dell Horoscope,, ISAR’s International Astrologer and the Journal of the British Astrological Association, etc.  Her extensive sports data collections and league histories are published by AstroLabe, Inc., in the Astrodatabank and in Cosmic Patterns software.

Courtney was recently invited to edit Correlation, the British Astrological Association’s esteemed peer-reviewed Journal of Research in Astrology.  Her first issue is due out in early 2018.

She has lectured for astrology conferences and organizations all over the world, and is currently hard at work on the sweeping Canaveral Research/Kepler Conference agenda, and on building the astrological big data platform.

In her own work, Courtney has generated intriguing results in quantitative studies on sports, psychometrics, and the Gauquelin sectors. Along with Rahul Thakur, MS, she has made great inroads in developing research as the bridge between western & Vedic astrology; revealing the inner consistencies of both systems, while combining and correlating results for even greater accuracy, as iron sharpens iron.  She has collaborated with the foremost astrological researchers around the world on a range of exciting projects, publications and educational initiatives, while gradually carving out her own niche as an historian, and compiler of the growing body of evidence for planetary influence.

Sunday, April 8th, 2018 (2:00 PM) 

Sue J Morris, "Astrological Gardening - Plants and Planets (An Essential Guide for Cosmic Gardening)"

In this lecture, Sue J Morris describes how to become a better gardener using astrology, and how to become a better astrologer by understanding the connection between plants and planetary energies.
Topics covered include:

Sue will guide us to a better understanding of astrological gardening with her 30 years of experience as an astrologer, gardener and creator of botanical remedies. “Organic gardening practices teaches us how to plant in harmony with nature; astrology teaches us when.”

You don’t have to be a gardener to enjoy this lecture. It is intended to enhance the astrologer’s awareness of the connection between plants and planets. All cultures before recorded history charted the heavenly skies to make some sort of sense out of their environment. This lecture connects earth-based activities to the cosmic forces in a way that is easy to comprehend and put into practice.


Sue J Morris is an astrologer, herbalist, aromatherapist and creator of Sue’s Salves, plant-based herbal skin care and aromatherapy products. Sue crafts potent healing skin care products using plants she grows in her magical garden in central Pennsylvania.  Sue plants by the moon and harvests according to the Planetary Hours, thus aligning with the cosmic energies when creating her products. Sue’s latest work has been with the use of aromatherapy, creating perfumes she calls “Scents of Self”.

Sue has a BS in medical dietetics from Penn State University and worked as a nutritionist for 30 years.  She studied at The Company of Astrologers in London for 5 years where she learned traditional astrology and was introduced to the works of Nicholas Culpepper. Her life’s work has been centered on plants, for nutrition, in herbalism and especially in organic gardening, growing plants for food and medicine. Sue offers Herbal Retreats in her historic home in The Pennsylvania Wilds where she encourages people to come and learn how to grow and use medicinal herbs and create an herbal apothecary. Just getting your hands in the earth is healing. Sue has been a featured speaker at events such as The Mother Earth News Fair, The Pennsylvania Herb and Garden Festival, NCGR Philadelphia and NCGR Northern NJ, where she’s been sharing her enthusiasm for plant-based healing, and astrology and gardening for many years!

With a Virgo Ascendant, Saturn on the IC, and her Pisces New Moon conjunct Ceres in the 6th house, Sue works by connecting plants and planetary energies in the creation of herbal remedies, reconnecting people to nature.  For more information contact Sue at  Sue's website is

Sunday, May 13th, 2018 (2:00 PM) 

John Townley, "The Roller Coaster"

Every now and then, when the outer planets are close together and Jupiter and Saturn meet nearby, Earth is abandoned alone by itself for half the year. It’s the only planet occupying one whole side of the solar system, and there are no retrograde planets for months. Then, six months later, we rejoin the rest, racing through their midst with multiple retrogrades falling like bombs around us. The next year, it repeats, except for Mars joining us, and that’s when the real trouble often starts.

We’re just there again right now, as we were directly before World Wars I and II, so hold on to your hats. It doesn’t necessarily end in disaster, depending on what is happening on the ground, but it’s always a dizzying and disorienting affair, internationally and personally. A look at this off-and-on, very intensely-gravitational roller coaster ride, in centuries past and developing again as we speak...

Bio: Early in his astrological career, JOHN TOWNLEY introduced the composite chart technique for analyzing relationships in his book The Composite Chart, and twenty years later wrote the definitive work on the subject, Composite Charts: The Astrology Of Relationships. He has pioneered techniques for astrological cycle analysis and proposed a new, physical basis for astrology. He is also the author of Planets in Love, Dynamic Astrology, and Lunar Returns, has been the president of the Astrologers' Guild of America, was the editor of The Astrological Review, and is a contributor to professional and popular astrological magazines. His books have been translated into seven languages.  John has been featured on the BBC, CBC, PBS, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNET and Granada radio & TV, Polish National Radio/TV, Voice of America, Armed Forces Radio, and cable TV.  His website is

Sunday, June 10th, 2018 (2:00 PM) 

Robert Hand, "The Importance of Theory in Astrology"

In the sciences there are theories and hypotheses. A true theory is an explanation that not only accounts for the material from it is derived but also indicates the truth of other propositions that may not have initially been part of the observations that led to the proposal of the theory. There are also theories in astrology. They are different from those in science because they are not mathematical in nature, but they exist nevertheless. This lecture demonstrates the kind of theory that can be found in astrology by showing how the Pythagorean Table of Opposites leads to an explanation for Astrologial Sect and furthermore explains not only the sect of the planets but also how this leads to the assignment of triplicity lords and the planetary joys, explains as well the nature of the major aspects.

Bio: Robert Hand, PhD has been a student of astrology since 1960 and a full-time professional astrologer since 1972. His books include Planets in Composite, Planets in Transit, Planets in Youth, Horoscope Symbols and Essays on Astrology, and a number of shorter works on traditional astrology.  He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Early Modern and Medieval Studies from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.  Rob is a Patron of the Faculty of Astrological Studies and a former Chairman of the National Council for Geocosmic Research.  He has been has been a translator of traditional astrological texts from Latin in connection with his company ARHAT and also has an active astrological consulting practice. His website is


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