Past Meeting Thursday December 16

Speaker : Barbara Ferrara
Topic :   The Mirror Zodiac

Barbara will be presenting an illustrated talk for NCGR entitled "The Mirror Zodiac". Her research, which draws on ideas first suggested by Dane Rudhyar, concentrates on the Tropical Zodiac, and the problems of, and possible solutions to interpreting Southern Hemisphere horoscopes using an art originally developed in the Northern Hemisphere.

Barbara Ferrara was born in London and attended Bristol University where she earned a BSc in Psychology. She toured Europe's U.S. military bases as a musician in the 1970s, and moved to Los Angeles in the 1980s. Barbara studied Kabala, and pursued her love of psychological astrology from books by our modern authors such as Liz Greene, March and McEvers, Joan Negus and Robert Hand. She has written articles for The Mountain Astrologer (Joni Mitchell and Bert Jansch), American Astrology (Beanie Babies to Genetic Engineering) and Dell Horoscope ( The Tarot and Astrology).

Chapter member dues of $15.00 a year are due.  This does not apply to NCGR members, who pay $55 a year. The advantage of NCGR membership is receipt of NCGR publications. Dues are used to pay our speakers and maintain our mailing list, and pay our chapter expenses.

If anyone has suggestions for speakers or activities, feel free to call any of our officers.

Coco's Restaurant: 18355 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana
6:00-7:30 pm - Eat, Visit, and Talk Astrology
7:30 pm - Speaker
Members: $2 Visitors: $5

Past Meeting Thursday November 18

Speaker : Charlene Whitaker
Topic :   Astrology and Tarot - Stars & Cards

Charlene Whitaker is a well-known Los Angeles astrologer and metaphysician. She uses this background as counselor, teacher, lecturer, and writer.  Author of "Gems of Wisdom", and "Candles, Meditation and Healing", she has participated in many television and radio talk shows, and has been featured in newspapers.  In addition to teaching advanced astrology at the Carroll Righter Foundation in Hollywood, California,  Charlene taught spiritual development for 35 years. Charlene is the founder of Cosmic Academy of Metaphysical Arts in Canoga Park, CA, and devotes herself full-time to counseling and teaching. Her teaching techniques have proven effective in years of classes with hundreds of students.

Have you had enough of the Recession, Financial Crisis and Gloom & Doom? Well lighten up and have some FUN!  Join Charlene as she explains how the tarot cards and astrology work together. Learn to use the horoscope wheel with the tarot cards. The symbology of the cards can be used to remember or add new meaning's to the signs and planets. Discover which card you are under the influence of for 2010 and 2011.  We'll examine a "Tarot Horoscope Wheel".

Everyone should bring a tarot deck and their charts.
Coco's Restaurant has requested that we finish earlier than we have been, so please arrive as close to 6:00 pm as possible so we can get to our speaker by 7:30 pm.

We are always looking for interesting speakers or topics to be discussed, and are open to suggestions. In the past, we have had some great parties, and we have gone to the racetrack (to test our astrological theories, of course).

Coco's Restaurant: 18355 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana
6:00-7:30 pm - Eat, Visit, and Talk Astrology
7:30 pm - Speaker
Members: $2 Visitors: $5

Best Free Astrology Software

This is a follow-up to a discussion about astrology software we had in class at Carroll Righter's this week.

Best free astrology programs:

http://www.astrowin.org

and...

http://www.astrolog.org

... by Walter Pullen. Some of this program is actually used by Astrodienst in their free astrology zone.

Runs on Windows and Mac. The Mac version is for non-intel chips only (G4, G5, etc) and is only run as a command line tool. It's not the most user friendly program and takes a little time to get used to, but is very accurate and has lots and lots of features.

TimePassages 5 for the Mac has a beginner's version which is $49.95 and is the best software for the Mac in that price range:
http://www.astrograph.com/astrology-software/basic.php

For web-based free astrology calculations on any computer system with internet access, go to :

http://www.astro.com/horoscopes

This is actually the Astrodienst.com website. Click on Extended Chart Selection, near the bottom of the page, 2nd column.

To get the midpoints, click on
Pullen/Astrolog

Then choose from the pop-up menu:
Aspect/midpoint grid chart

See also:
http://www.alphee.com/

For reviews of many other astrology programs see:
http://soulhealing.com/softwarereviews.htm

Past Meeting October 21, 2010

Speaker : Dan Khoury
Topic :  Venus Retrograde- To Unite or Fight

Since the first retrograde of the Venus Sun Eclipse of June of 2004 we have been in an eight year period of world and personal change that culminates in 2012. This is the 5th leg of the star and final 19 month transition of Venus’ retrograde period. Venus in Scorpio will highlight for the world and us individually the intensity of it in this sign of powerful unions and just as powerful enemies. How does it reflect in your chart? What will it bring to the changing times? This is one of the most important planets that affect our basic love nature and at its retrograde placements we are called on to view how we love and value the things and people around us.

Dan first encountered Astrology 40 years ago while serving in Vietnam.  Since then he has continued his love of the science through gathering, understanding and sharing its principles. Much of his education on the subject is self-taught.  He also studied with the teachers of the Carroll Righter's for close to 20 years, and before that attended the New Age Philosophy Center in Santa Monica.  He is currently a regular teacher and speaker at the Carroll Righter Institute on Tuesday nights.

Dan has been a ongoing speaker at NCGR on such subjects as "The Astrological Symbolism of the Da Vinci Code”, Pluto entering Capricorn, Saturn in Virgo and Libra, and the five placements of Venus’ 8 years retrograde star – also the subject of this talk.  Venus’ last leg of its five-pointed eight-year cycle, the retrograde at 13 degrees 13 minutes of Scorpio. He will talk about this cycle and the upcoming Mayan date of December 21, 2012 and what will be presented to us for the next 19 months by this leg of the star.  See how it will affect the world, our nation and each of us individually.  Bring your chart, you will receive a five pointed star to place at its center to see what house it will fall in. 

Note: Dues are due.  All chapter members are asked to pay their $15.00 annual dues. This does not apply to National NCGR members. However all member attendees pay $2.00 entrance fee, and visitors $5.00.

Coco's Restaurant has requested that we finish earlier than we have been, so please arrive as close to 6:00 pm as possible so we can get to our speaker by 7:30 pm.

We are always looking for interesting speakers or topics to be discussed, and are open to suggestions. In the past, we have had some great parties, and we have gone to the racetrack (to test our astrological theories, of course).
Coco's Restaurant: 18355 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana
6:00-7:30 pm - Eat, Visit, and Talk Astrology
7:30 pm - Speaker
Members: $2 Visitors: $5

Jack Taube speaking in OC

October 13 Wed 6:00 PM
Polly's Bakery Cafe
23701 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Hills, CA 92653 ph: 949-380-8383 

 
Hosted by Laura Rose DesJardins and Marion Shanhart
Price: $12.00 per person


Jack Taube will discuss the Dark Moon, "Lilith", which he has worked with for many, many years and sees her as the most deadly and dangerous part of the horoscope.  It is important to note the house and solstice point in the chart where she appears as this has great significance.  Where she appears in the chart, according to Jack, is where there could be dire consequences and events in one's life.  He feels that whether or not this is just part of our karmic path remains open to debate.  This talk is based on the work of Ivy Jacobson and an article in the AFA bulletin.  He will share a lot of his own experiences with Lilith. Keep in mind Jack is an old time astrologer and looks at Lilith with years of experience. This should be a fascinating lecture and we all should bring our charts to see where Lilith is.

Jack Taube holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from City College in New York, and he also holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania.  In the course of his professional life, he has been a social worker, psychotherapist, family counselor, and probation officer. His avocations have been flying and yacht racing.  His interest in Astrology began when he had a mystical experience while attending an astrology class.  He has been and presently is the president of the Los Angeles Chapter of N.C.G.R. for the past 25 years, and has been teaching astrology at the Carroll Righter Institute for the past 23 years.

Meeting September 16, 2010

Speaker : Brian Evis
Topic :  Venus Retrograde

Venus goes retrograde soon at 13 Scorpio 13 – i.e.  the 14th degree of Scorpio.  Brian will look at the possibilities in everyone's chart house by house.  He will talk about the metaphysical implications of this cycle in it's combination with other aspects going on now.

For instance: with Mars and Venus in Scorpio, and Saturn in Libra, it signals bye bye time for many relationships.  However–some lucky ones will fall in love on the Direct station for the 2 weeks around November 18 when Venus turns at 27 Libra 40.  Those with 27 Libra on an angle or who have  a personal planet at that point - they can really be flying!  And – Brian will reveal some secret stuff channeled to Brian by Sepharial .... wwoooowwooooo!!!!

Brian Evis is a Certified Professional Astrologer by the International Society for Astrological Research  (ISAR).  Since 1980, he has provided astrological counseling and consulting services for thousands of clients -- including many successful leaders in the fields of entertainment and business, and fellow astrologers as well.  He has been lecturing at the Los Angeles NGCR meetings once or twice a year since 2001.

 

Calendars for September and October 2010

For those of you who don't own an astrological aspect calendar, here's one you can print.  Click on the calendar images below to bring them to full size.


Past Meeting June 17, 2010

Speaker : Arthyr Chadbourne
Topic : Topic : The Character-Indicator

Arthyr W. Chadbourne is a third generation astrologer who has long been an advocate for exploring new dimensions of awareness in the astrological field. As a practicing astrologer and researcher, his open acknowledgment of individual spirituality as the core of the astrological chart has put him on the cutting edge of those in astrology who are creating the metaphysical arts of the future.

His client list reads like a who's who in the entertainment field and he is an astrological consultant for many leaders of industry. The successful changes he has made in his own astrological practice prove he is a man not only of vision and deeds, but an author whose beliefs spring from the truths and experience of daily living.

Arthyr Chadbourne was astrological director as well as the star in the motion picture, The Astrologer. He has also worked as an executive producer for the independent television series Meet The Astrologer.

Chadbourne has also been an artist since childhood. As such, he worked in early Star Trek productions. He is a part-time commercial artist specializing in portraits. His artistic talents include designing watch faces for Paramount's Dark Shadows, magazine covers, CD covers and banners for various artists and production companies. He was co-founder, artist and art director in developing Perceptions magazine in which he wrote many articles and reviews.

Mr. Chadbourne has also written, YOUR Truth Will Set You Free, a self-help book emphasizing the responsibility toward success is upon oneself (1975).

Read more about Arthyr Chadbourne here:
http://Kaldu.com

Note: Those desiring to be members pay $15.00 annual dues. National NCGR’s are automatically members. However all member attendees pay $2.00 entrance fee, and visitors $5.00.

Carrows Restaurant has requested that we finish earlier than we have been, so please arrive as close to 6:00 pm as possible so we can get to our speaker by 7:30 pm.

We are always looking for interesting speakers or topics to be discussed, and are open to suggestions. In the past, we have had some great parties, and we have gone to the racetrack (to test our astrological theories, of course).

Carrows Restaurant: 18355 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana
6:00-7:30 pm - Eat, Visit, and Talk Astrology
7:30 pm - Speaker
Members: $2 Visitors: $5

Past Meeting May 20, 2010

                        William G. Bussey
           Astrology and the 52 Playing Cards
                 The Cards of Destiny System

One of the earliest uses of our familiar deck of 52 playing cards (the true original Tarot) was in connection with an ancient system of divination.  This system combines the cards with Astrology and Numerology to create a remarkable system for revealing intricate details of the complex fabric of our lives.  

Mentioned in the Bible (Revelations) and dating back to Atlantis, this oracle is represented by a set of 90 simple reference charts which reveal not only our chosen destinies – but also the precise workings of every day of our lives with uncanny accuracy.

Kept secret until the late 1800's, this powerful oracle was only taught and practiced by a select group of Masons based in Chicago and known as "The Order of the Magi".  Since then, this amazingly unique system has become recognized as a very accurate and powerful scientific branch of metaphysics.  Sometimes called the Atlantean Oracle, it provides powerful insights into both our worldly and spiritual destiny as well as precise details regarding every area of out daily lives – past, present and future.

William G. Bussey has been devoted to Numerology and Western Sidereal Astrology for the past thirty-five years.  Twenty years ago he was introduced to this amazing card system which then became his ongoing passion.  After becoming familiar with the original teachings – and doing extensive research, he went on to create his expanded Cards of Destiny system which he now uses for both counseling and teaching in two-day workshops.  William has an international client database.  His guidance covers virtually every area including relationships, career choices, business decisions, investments, legal and real-estate, relocation and much more.  He also developed the One-Minute Compatibility Analysis.  He is a regular lecturer/reader and has appeared on radio and TV with articles in many publications and a free monthly e-email newsletter.  William is the King of Clubs.

Note: Those desiring to be members pay $15.00 annual dues. National NCGR’s are automatically members. However all member attendees pay $2.00 entrance fee, and visitors $5.00.

Carrows Restaurant has requested that we finish earlier than we have been, so please arrive as close to 6:00 pm as possible so we can get to our speaker by 7:30 pm.

We are always looking for interesting speakers or topics to be discussed, and are open to suggestions. In the past, we have had some great parties, and we have gone to the racetrack (to test our astrological theories, of course).

Carrows Restaurant: 18355 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana
6:00-7:30 pm - Eat, Visit, and Talk Astrology
7:30 pm - Speaker
Members: $2 Visitors: $5

2010 Calendars

For those of you who don't own an astrological aspect calendar, here's one you can print.  Click on the calendar images below to bring them to full size.







Past meeting April 15

Laura Rose DesJardins spoke about "Midpoints, an Astrological tool for Prediction" at our meeting on April 15.   Midpoints are an effective yet often overlooked astrological tool.  We discussed the historical value of midpoints, as well as their spiritual, psychological and physical manifestations.  She showed the timing of midpoint structures and how this system can predict the main events during the course of a year.  Laura discussed how each midpoint has a medical implication and how to avoid the shadow side of the energy.  This was a very dynamic lecture and Laura used charts from guests in the audience to demonstrate personal timing of critical events in one's life.

Laura DesJardins is director of Southern California Astrological Network, (SCAN), which she founded in 1986.  Laura has been a professional Astrologer, lecturer and teacher throughout the United States and foreign countries for the past 35+ years. She is the former Director of the Michigan Astrological Society.  Her specialty is forecasting future trends and cycles.  Laura is a nationwide, multi-media personality, having been interviewed by CBS Radio, The NBC's "Today Show" and "Sonya Live."   She has had articles in People Magazine, Orange Coast Magazine, the Orange County Register, as well as three feature articles in the Los Angeles Times Business Section.  Laura has held "staff Astrologer" positions at various radio stations and national magazine publications

She is a member of the American Federation of Astrologers (AFA) and International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR).  Laura has a monthly column in the Desert Post Weekly in Palm Springs, California and also is the Staff Astrologer at the exclusive Golden Door Spa.  She is the author of a Matrix Astrology software program called Midpoint Keys.   Laura has also authored two books, Time Passages and Astro-Medical Wheel.

Note: Dues are now DUE, chapter members or those desiring to be members pay $15.00 annual dues. National NCGR’s are automatically members. However all member attendees pay $2.00 entrance fee, and visitors $5.00.

Note: Carrows Restaurant has requested that we finish earlier than we have been, so please arrive as close to 6:00 pm as possible so we can get to our speaker by 7:30 pm.

We are always looking for interesting speakers or topics to be discussed, and are open to suggestions. In the past, we have had some great parties, and we have gone to the racetrack (to test our astrological theories, of course) -- and some of us became fabulously wealthy.

Carrows Restaurant

April Calendar

For those of you who don't own an astrological aspect calendar, here's one you can print.  Click on the calendar images below to bring them to full size.





 

Meeting March 18

Gayle Geffner spoke at our meeting on March 18 on the Astrological Markers of ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).  

In her research, Gayle has found a particular asteriod, #944 Hidalgo,  plays a large role natal charts of persons with ADD and ADHD.   She discussed why Hidalgo acts as it does in the sample charts presented.  Gayle is an international astrologer who deals with the day to day problems that affect all of us.  Rather than looking at negatives, she explains how to work through them and how to find opportunity.  She is author of "Pathways to Success; Discover Your Career Potential Through Astrology." published by ACS Publications.  Her latest book came out in October, 2009, and is entitled "Creative Step Parenting," published by the AFA.


Her articles have appeared in Aspects Magazine, Regulus Ebertin Newsletter, Baltimore NCGR Newsletter, Geocosmic Journal, NCGR E-News and Today's Astrologer.  She is co-author of Astrology at a Glance," a classroom guide for beginners.

This is a very important topic, as our schools are inundated with children having these problems and astrologers can be very helpful in guiding parents and teachers in helping these children.  This is exciting, new research.

Meeting February 18, 2010

Topic:  Feng Shui
Speaker: Angel Thompson

Angel Thompson discussed Feng Shui at this meeting.

Angel Thompson is a well known astrologer and feng shui practitioner who for the past twenty years has been building the bridge between Western astrology and Chinese philosophy. Feng Shui helps you determine whether energy flows around you or not.  Free flowing energy brings prosperity, health, love and long life.
Join us this evening as Angel introduces us to an ancient Chinese metaphysical system that works on a very practical level in the real world.  Her approach and her interpretation is humanistic yet practical. She combines the location techniques of astrology with the solutions and cures of compass school feng shui to create harmonious spaces for her clients.

Angel, an astrologer since 1972, sponsors the astrology Masters class on her boat (which may soon be sunk), and offers testing and certification in “AstroCartography”. She is co-founder of AFAN and editor of the AFAN newsletter. She has been nominated for the Regulus 5 times. Angel has lectured at the World Congress of Astrology 4 times and at conferences in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, South Africa and Tahiti.
 

Angel is the acclaimed author of "Feng Shui, How to Achieve the Most Harmonious Arrangement of Your Home and Office," BOOKpublished by St. Martin's Press in 1996, which is now in its sixth printing.

Members are reminded that annual dues are now DUE, chapter members or those desiring to be members pay  $15.00 annual dues.  National NCGR’s  are automatically members. However all member attendees pay $2.00 entrance fee, and visitors $5.00.

Note:  Carrows Restaurant has requested that we finish earlier than we have been, so please arrive as close to 6:00 pm as possible so we can get to our speaker by 7:30 pm.

We are always looking for interesting speakers or topics to be discussed, and are open to suggestions.  In the past, we have had some great parties, and we have gone to the racetrack (to test our astrological theories, of course) -- and some of us became fabulously wealthy. 

Carrows Restaurant

Free Calendar

In case you don't own an astrological calendar (PST), here's one you can print.  Click on the image below to bring it to full size, and drag it to your desktop to save it.




Meeting January 21, 2010

Topic:  The choices for the US chart
Speakers:  Franciscus Huijbregts, Marc Penfield and Sheldon Rosner

How will the coming potent aspects occurring this summer affect the world, the United States and us personally.  It is imperative that we look at the US horoscope. There are three widely used charts, the Gemini rising, the Scorpio chart and the Sibley chart. To present arguments for each of these charts, we invited three prominent SoCal astrologers.
 

Mr. Huijbregts will discuss the Gemini and Mr. Penfield the Scorpio chart. We are all free to make up our own minds. The meeting will be in the form of a discussion with a moderator. There will be ample time for questions, so think up some good ones!

Members are reminded that annual dues are now DUE, chapter members or those desiring to be members pay  $15.00 annual dues.  National NCGR’s  are automatically members. However all member attendees pay $2.00 entrance fee, and visitors $5.00.

Note:  Carrows Restaurant has requested that we finish earlier than we have been, so please arrive as close to 6:00 pm as possible so we can get to our speaker by 7:30 pm.

We are always looking for interesting speakers or topics to be discussed, and are open to suggestions.  In the past, we have had some great parties, and we have gone to the racetrack (to test our astrological theories, of course) -- and some of us became fabulously wealthy. 

Carrows Restaurant

Tuesday Night Astrology Classes at Carroll Righter's in Hollywood

This class has been ongoing starting with Carroll Righter himself for more than 30 years. It's a great Los Angeles/Hollywood historical tradition in the fabulous home of a great astrologer. The class starts at around 7pm and is divided into 3 one-hour sessions with a 30 minute break at 9pm for coffee, tea and cookies. You can come late or leave early as you please.

There are two levels going on at once - beginner class with Jack Taube and Shawn Sykora, and advanced class with Peter Hale, Cisco Huijbregts and Dan Khoury. The advanced class looks often will take the charts of celebrites and current events and dissect them. We cover planetary nodes, rulerships, fixed stars, asteroids, house systems, etc. etc.  There is a suggested $7 donation.
Location:  1801 N. Curson St, Hollywood, 90046.   Near Hollywood Blvd. and Fairfax.

Please see the class schedule and website at:
http://www.meetup.com/carrollrighters/