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



2020-2021 Meeting Schedule:

Our monthly meetings start at 2:00 PM.  

Location:

Plainsboro Public Library, 9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro, NJ. An interactive map and more details can be found on https://aspnj.org/plainsboro_directions.html.




Sunday, October 11th, 2020

David Hamblin, "The Planets as Conscious Beings"

David will propose that the planets are conscious beings that are constantly in communication with one another, and that astrological effects can be explained by these interactions. (A copy of David's article on this topic can be found on our website at this link.)

Bio:
David Hamblin is a former Chairman of the Astrological Association of Great Britain, and is the author of Harmonic Charts (1983) and of The Spirit of Numbers, a New Exploration of Harmonic Astrology (2011).  His new book, Harmonic Astrology in Practice, was published in February 2019.  His website is http://davidhamblin.net.


You must register in advance to attend this lecture; cost is $5 for A.S.P. members/students, and $20 for non-A.S.P. members.  You can register for this online meeting webinar by pressing the button below:

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Sunday, November 8th, 2020

Zane Stein, "Chiron - Forty Years Later"

Astrologers began calling Chiron ‘The Wounded Healer’ only months after its’ discovery. Forty years have passed and we’ve learned that it is much more than that.  Zane will discuss the many different aspects of this body and why it is an indispensable astrological tool.


Bio:


ZaneBSteinZane B. Stein (born 17 June 1951, Philadelphia) is an internationally renowned astrologer particularly known for his focus on Chiron.  For his work in this field, he received the Canopus Award For Excellence in 1998.  He began studying astrology in 1969. When the minor planet Chiron was discovered in 1977, he formed The Association for Studying Chiron which published and distributed information about the newly discovered body.

Zane wrote the first article about Chiron ("Chiron: What Does It Mean To You?") which appeared in the January 1981 issue of Dell Horoscope magazine, and was reprinted in their October 1984 issue as a "Notable Reprint." His book, Essence and Application: A View From Chiron, is still the most widely read text on the subject, and he has just published a new book, Chiron – Healer and Wholemaker which picks up where the first book left off and has been called a “Chiron manual for the Twenty-first Century.”  Zane is currently seeking to unravel the meanings of other Centaurean bodies and the Trans-Neptunians.

Zane lectures throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, and Australia.  He holds membership of The International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR), and The Organization for Professional Astrology (OPA) . He resides in Australia with his partner Lynette Malone, who has opened a school of astrology in the Perth area.  He can be reached by e-mail at: zanestein@zanestein.com or by snail mail at: 3 Kent St., Victoria Park 6100, Western Australia, and you can read about his ongoing research on his website www.zanestein.com/Chiron.htm.


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Sunday, January 10th, 2021

NOTE: This meeting will be conducted as a live online presentation.  Once you register for the webinar (see below), you will receive email instructions providing details on how to access the talk. 

Members's Day Speakers: Ellen Zucker ("Astrological Outlook for 2021"); D. Orr ("Revisiting the 13th Harmonic");

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Sunday, February 14th, 2021

NOTE: This meeting will be conducted as a live online presentation.  Once you register for the webinar (see below), you will receive email instructions providing details on how to access the talk. 

Bill Meridian, "Working with Eclipses and the Natal Chart"

This lecture will focus on the use of eclipses in working with clients. This relates to timing but also to the influence of eclipses in the natal chart at birth.

Bio:
Bill Meridian has been in the investment and astrology fields since 1972 and specializes in mundane and financial astrology. He studied core-energetic therapy with Dr. John Pierrakos. He is a member of the Kenos Circle, a Vienna-based futurist society. He has authored 4 books. In 2002 and in 2016, he was ranked the number 1 stock market timer in the US by Timer Digest. He is also ranked number 6 in all-time market forecasting by TD.  He wrote the mundane column for Dell Horoscope from 1990 through 2020 and has recently agreed to continue his writing in The Mountain Astrologer. He is also a contributing writer at Forbes.com. In April 2020, he was elected the board of the new Foundation for the Study of Cycles.


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Sunday, March 14th, 2021

NOTE: This meeting will be conducted as a live online presentation.  Once you register for the webinar (see below), you will receive email instructions providing details on how to access the talk. 

Gary Christen, "The Whole Sky"

The Hellenistic Greeks centered astrology on the ecliptic and older cultures focused on the horizon. The zodiac is a late addition for using the planets in astrology and is not an obvious Great Circle.
This talk focuses on things that are not necessarily ecliptic based, like fixed stars, and shows how to integrate these factors into new chart forms. We will learn how to use a modern Armillary Sphere developed by AH Blackwell and an example derivative, the Paran Clock. These tools are available in the Nova Chartwheels program and will hopefully soon be found in other astrology programs.

This talk is derived from ideas underlying Symmetrical Astrology and can be considered an extension of Alfred Witte's Uranian work, suitable for the coming times. This talk is for all astrologers from beginner to professional.

Bio:
Gary is a member of the A.S.P. faculty and a well-known practitioner of Uranian Astrology, which he has evolved into modern Symmetrical Astrology.  An astrologer since his teens, he’s the first person in modern times awarded an accredited B.A. in astrology (Livingston College, Rutgers University, 1974).  An international lecturer, Gary has taught since the early seventies and has been a professional astrologer since 1969. Gary co-founded Astrolabe, publisher of Solar Fire and many other products. He is currently perfecting Nova Chartwheels and writing “An Approach to Astrology.”

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Sunday, April 11th, 2021

NOTE: This meeting will be conducted as a live online presentation.  Once you register for the webinar (see below), you will receive email instructions providing details on how to access the talk.  These will be sent on the day before the meeting.

Robert Hand, "Archetypes and Astrology"

Since the encounter of Astrology and Jung in the 20th Century the concepts signified by the word 'archetype' have been much discussed in modern astrology. The basic question has been what, if any, relationship is there between 'archetype' as used by Jung and his successors, as well also, by Joseph Campbell and other students of mythology. It seems evident that there is a relationship, but what is it exactly?

In this lecture I will discuss exactly what Jung meant by the word, its origins in Platonism and exactly what the word means linguistically. In astrology exactly what are archetypes and how does an understanding of the concept affect our processes of evaluating charts. Are planets, signs, house etc. archetypes in themselves, complexes of archetypes, or components of archetypes?

Finally, how should the concept of the archetype affect our practice of astrology, how can we use the concept with discipline and rigor, and, last, does the concept of the archetype give a deeper understanding of astrology or is it simply another way of doing exactly what we had been doing all along?

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 http://www.arhatmedia.com.

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Sunday, May 9th, 2021

NOTE: This meeting will be conducted as a live online presentation.  Once you register for the webinar (see below), you will receive email instructions providing details on how to access the talk.  These will be sent on the day before the meeting.

Bruce Scofield, "The Stoic Cosmos and its Place in Astrology"

The philosophical tradition of Stoicism provided a thought framework that was particularly suited to the knowledge generated by a study of astrology. In fact, the leading astrologers of the Hellenistic and Roman worlds reveal in their writings ideas that are clearly Stoic in origin. Further, some in the Stoic lineage were favorable toward the subject and saw the planets are part of the causal chain of events that allows for the possibility of prediction. Although later Stoic writings do not mention astrology specifically, the ethics of Stoicism appears to be one that a knowledgeable astrologer would want to understand and quite possibly practice.

Bio:
Bruce Scofield began studying astrology in 1967 and has earned a living as an astrological consultant since 1980. In the early 1980's he passed astrological certification tests from both the American Federation of Astrologers (AFA) and the National Council for Geocosmic Research (CA-NCGR) and during the 1990's was the national education director for the latter organization for five years. He is on the faculty of Kepler College (www.kepler.edu) and maintains a private practice based in Amherst, Massachusetts, working with clients by telephone and email. Bruce often speaks at astrology conferences and meetings and is the author of numerous articles and eight books on astrology. He is a frequent writer for the Mountain Astrologer magazine and the Llewellyn Moon and Sun Sign books, and has had articles published in the NCGR Journal, Dell Horoscope, American Astrology and many other astrological magazines and journals. Bruce has several other interests including science, hiking, photography, music, and archaeology and has had articles, books and creative works published in those areas as well. He holds a BA in history from Rutgers University, an MA in social sciences from Montclair University and a PhD in Geosciences from the University of Massachusetts where he has taught cosmic evolution and Gaia Theory.  His website is www.onereed.com.

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Sunday, June 13th, 2021

NOTE: This meeting will be conducted as a live online presentation.  Once you register for the webinar (see below), you will receive email instructions providing details on how to access the talk.  These will be sent on the day before the meeting.

Anthony Louis, "The Lost Art of Primary Directions"

This talk will review the basic concepts which underlie the use of primary directions in Western astrology, beginning with the Hellenistic period up to modern times, and will illustrate these ideas with case examples. The birth chart contains the natal promise of the individual. Primary directions help to pinpoint periods of life during which the natal promise will manifest. After the birth of the native, the Earth continues to rotate on its axis – the so-called primary motion of the sky. Ptolemy symbolically equated one degree of rotation, measured on the Equator, with one year of life. During periods when natal planets or chart points rotate to positions held by other points in the birth chart, events are expected to occur in the life of the native. This form of directing by primary motion was the major predictive technique in astrology at least until the time of Lilly and Morinus in the 17th century. Modern astrologers have tended to shy away from primary directions because of their reliance on spherical trigonometry, which make them a bit harder to calculate. Nonetheless, primary directions remain a powerful tool which belongs in the armamentarium of all predictive astrologers.

Bio:
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 highly 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 https://tonylouis.wordpress.com/

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