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

2018-2019 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 14th, 2018 (2:00 PM)

Jackie Slevin, "When Santa Claus Meets Darth Vader; the Jupiter Pluto Conjunction Throughout the Ages"  

When these two planets sidle up to each other one doesn't know whether to open the champagne or go into lock-down. Either way polarities preside, but during this conjunction in 2020 will we achieve global, sustainable energy renewal or battle Armageddon with plutocrats? Examples of this conjunction throughout history will shed new light on old conundrums.

Bio:  Jackie Slevin M.A., C.A. NCGR-PAA, is the NCGR Director of Education and author of Finding Success in the Horoscope. A graduate of Classical Studies in Horary and biography writer for Lois Rodden’s Astrodatabank, she was a Track Coordinator and speaker at UACs 1998, 2002, and 2012, a Free Speech presenter at UAC 08 and has lectured and been published internationally. She currently writes the Daily Guides and Love, Money, Health columns for Horoscope Guide Magazine.

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

Panel Discussion, "What's Next? Election 2018 - An Astrological Post-Mortem"

A discussion of the astrological conditions affecting the outcome of the 2018 midterms, and a view of the (rocky) road ahead to 2020.  Panel members include Sherri Horn-Hasan, Ellen Zucker, Barry Orr, and other A.S.P. members. 

Please note that, due to personal reasons, Shelley Ackerman has had to cancel her scheduled appearance at this meeting.  She sends her regrets, and we plan on having her back as an A.S.P. speaker soon!

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

The annual ASP Holiday Party at Romeo's Ristorante Italiano, 10 Schalks Crossing Road, Plainsboro, NJ at 1:00 PM. A variety of the finest Italian dishes will be served, including some vegetarian entrees, dessert, and coffee or tea. This is a B.Y.O.B. establishment -- bring festive holiday beverages!    

To help cover the costs of the party and reserve your seat, we are asking that each person attending contribute $30.00.  Please click here to reserve your seat using PayPal or your credit card.

Sunday, January 13th, 2019

Members's Day.  Ellen Zucker and Dagmar Thorvald.

Sunday, February 10th, 2019 (2:00 PM) 

Joseph Addeo, "Jupiter and Luck"  

What makes for a lucky Jupiter in the natal chart as well as lucky periods via transits, progressions and other astrological phenonomena.

BioJoseph Addeo is a professional astrologer practicing in New York City.  He has achieved Level IV Certification with the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR).  Joseph is an integral part of the community having been elected to the Board of Directors of the New York Chapter of NCGR in 2001 and where he currently serves.  He is a regular guest speaker at NCGR conferences, has written articles and columns for Astrotogo and is an ongoing contributor for the astrological magazine “The Ingress” and NCGR E-News.  Aside from his thriving private consultation practice, writing, and busy teaching schedule Joseph lectures for Astrological organizations throughout the New York Metropolitan area and elsewhere in the country.  For 20 years he was a professional operatic tenor and graced many world stages with his voice.  He writes a daily astrology blog at .  He can be reached at or via his website at  

Sunday, March 10th, 2019 (2:00 PM) 

Faith Linda Weissman, "Revisiting the Meaning of the MC in the Horoscope"

All astrology teaches the critical importance of the Midheaven and we usually take it for granted.  Does it or does it not have any outright message to us about a 'career'  or 'vocation' ? Can its meanings be suggestive of our deepest spiritual evolution and the fulfillment of a wider destiny?   In this talk, Faith Linda Weissman  will revisit the meaning of the Midheaven or MC in the horoscope and suggest how to analyse this point.

Bio: Faith Linda Weissman, currently residing in New York City, is a counselor or 'spiritual midwife', using astrology, Kabbalah of Light imagery work, and the I Ching with clients, students and workshop participants.
She has taught astrology at The NY Theosophical Society, The C. G. Jung Center, and elsewhere.  From her earliest studies of astrology, she included the use of the trans-Neptunian or Uranian meta-planets and many asteroids into charts and has been a part of the URANIAN SIG OF NCGR for  decades.
She has been a writer of educational and feature films, and for the Encyclopedia of Archetypal Symbolism and the Dictionary of Symbols for the ARAS division of the C. G. Jung Center in NYC. She  has been a teacher of meditation, Qi Gong and yoga, and a thirty-five year Reiki healing practitioner. She is a teacher and storyteller of classic mythology tales, offering them for women's circles, and at venues such as The Open Center in NY , The Mt. Eden Retreat Center and in libraries, bookshops, etc.   She takes women on retreat, based on storytelling and the great archetypal myths.
Her former monthly astrology newsletter was begun in 1999 and continued until 2009, often with information from other contributing astrologers. Currently, she writes on regularly for THE PLANETARY GAZETTE, published monthly by TRS Professional Suite ( Her recent article on The MC appeared in 2018 in THE INGRESS, the journal of the NCGR.

Sunday, April 14th, 2019 (2:00 PM) 

David Hamblin, "The Development of Harmonic Astrology"

In this talk David will describe the historical development of harmonic astrology, and the ways in which it may develop in the future.  He will also talk about his friendship with Alicia Gaydos, who acted as his Muse during the writing of his latest book, and without whom the book could not have been written.

: 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, will be published early in 2019.

Harmonic astrology enables a far more detailed understanding of the relationship between planets in the birth chart.  Whereas conventional astrology deals only with aspects that are multiples of 2 and 3 (squares, trines, sextiles etc), harmonic astrology looks also at quintiles (5), septiles (7), and all the numbers up to 32.

David's website is

Sunday, May 12th, 2019 (2:00 PM) 

Robert Hand, "A Discussion as to Why the Tropical Zodiac is Valid"

Unfortunately, while there is general agreement on the names and images associated with the signs of the zodiac, there is no agreement on where to start the zodiac. The division falls between those who believe that the signs of the zodiac should be fixed with respect to the zodiacal constellations of the same names and those who believe that the zodiac should begin at the point where the Sun is located when it crosses the celestial equator from south to north, a.k.a. the vernal equinox. The first group follows what is generally termed a "Sidereal" zodiac and the second group follows what is generally called a "Tropical" zodiac. And at first glance it may seem that the siderealists have a more logical position because the sign Aries occupies the space that, for the most part, is within the constellation of Aries. And, after all, shouldn't the signs and the constellations with the same names coincide? This lecture will give powerful theoretical arguments as to why the Tropical system is superior, at least for doing astrology in the manner that it has been done in the Middle East and West for these last couple of thousand years. These arguments will be derived from a radically different understanding of what astrology actually is.

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

Sunday, June 9th, 2019 (2:00 PM) 

Bruce Scofield, "The Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn"

Conjunctions of Saturn and Pluto, characterized by displays of power and territorial reorganization, are historically common and occur about every 32–35 years. But due to the orbital differences between these planets zodiacal sign location patterns are complex and do not follow a simple a symmetrical rhythm – conjunctions in Capricorn are not as frequent as those in other signs. In this talk I will first review the historical trends during previous Saturn–Pluto conjunctions in that sign. In the second part of the talk I will focus on the conjunction of the early 16th century and the clash of cultures at that time that was focused in the Spanish Conquest of Mexico.

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 ( 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


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