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

2017-2018 Workshops and Classes


Spring 2018: 

Workshop Location: 142 Bull Run Road, Ewing, NJ 08638.  609-924-4311

Saturday, April 7th, 2018     1:00-5:00 PM   
Sue Morris,  Astrological Aromatherapy: Blending astrology, aromatherapy and perfumery to create personalized botanical perfumes
“Scentsations, Scents of Self” is the original work of Sue J Morris. Sue is an astrologer with over 30 years of experience, who has incorporated herbalism, aromatherapy and organic gardening into her work with the planetary energies. In this workshop Sue shares her vision of how astrology and aromatherapy intertwine as a means of enhancing our sense of well-being.  You will learn how connecting astrology, essential oils and perfumery notes can support your sense of self, health and well-being based on your unique temperament.

Sue’s talk highlights the connections between our astrological temperament and essential oils; matching the essence of who we with the essence of aromatic plants. Because scent connects deeply to our emotional centers, aromatherapy can be used to support healing on many levels, from the physical to the psychological and spiritual. Choosing essential oils to create a personalized botanical perfume enables us to combine scents reflecting our unique temperament, our “Scents of Self”.

Sue offers an innovative approach to connecting our authentic self-based on our birth chart, to the natural healing modality of aromatherapy. Basically, every time you wear one of Sue’s botanical perfumes, you remind yourself of who you really are in a very direct, sensory way. And hey, not only does it smell great-you can create your very own blend with Sue’s guidance! Our personal scent reminds us of our own true nature and signals to others who we are.

Sue will offer participants the opportunity to create their own personalized perfume at the workshop for a discounted fee of $20. As time is limited, Sue will have time to work with 5 people, so reserve your spot early! Everyone will get to experience how the perfumes are crafted during the workshop.


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

Contribution: $40 members and students; $60 non-members.  Those who wish to create their own personalized perfume at the workshop should include an additional fee of $20 (for a total of $60 for members, $80 for non-members). 
Location: 142 Bull Run Road, Ewing, NJ 08638

Saturday, June 9th, 2018     1:00-5:00 PM   
Robert Hand,  Planetary Levels: The Personal, The Interpersonal or Social, and the Transcendental

There are three levels at which each of the planets can operate. These are the Personal, the Interpersonal (or Social), and the Transcendental. All of the major planets at least may operate at any one of the three levels. (It is not clear that this pertains to asteroids.) However, each planet also has a lowest level at which its energy can be experienced as positive, creative and healing. Below that lowest level, a planetary energy operates in such a way as to cause difficulty. When each of the planets operates at its proper level or at a higher level, its energies are rendered creative and wholesome. This phenomenon leads to our experience of the planets as benefic, malefic or neutral. This workshop will demonstrate how this works and what it means for the practice of astrology.

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

Contribution: $40 members and students; $60 non-members. 
Location: 142 Bull Run Road, Ewing, NJ 08638


Please note class locations below.

Fall 2017:

Gaining an Upper Hand with Astrology, Part 2   (Thursday Evenings)

This 6-week class will cover aspect and chart patterns, along with an introduction to the asteroids and basic interpretation techniques.  Prerequisite:  Having a basic understanding of the workings of the houses, signs, planets and aspects as they relate to the natural wheel.  Those interested in registering should contact Debe De Stefano at 908-672-2158 for more information.

Instructor: Debe De Stefano   
Cost:    $80 A.S.P. members, $100 non-A.S.P. members (for 6 weeks).  (Non-members may join A.S.P. during first class.)
Start date: Thursday, November 16th, 2017 (no class on Thanksgiving, Nov. 23)
142 Bull Run Road, Ewing, NJ 08638.  (609-924-4311)
Time: 7:15 - 8:45 PM


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