Event Calendar

Upcoming Events

Webinars, online courses, and in-person events, retreats and astrology trainings.

online course

August 8-29, 2019

Intro to the Astrological Symbols

with Tony Howard

In this first course of our new four-year program you will learn the basic symbols necessary for deeper astrological study: 14 Planetary Symbols, 12 Signs, and 12 houses.

This class also includes an introduction to setting up a chart in an astrology program, a class on how to use the ephemeris, and an introduction to house systems.

  • Week 1: Astrology, planetary archetypes and the wonder of the night sky
  • Week 2: The 12 signs as expressions of embodied experience
  • Week 3: The 12 Houses and intro to house systems
  • Week 4: Setting up a chart, using the ephemeris

Dates: August 8 through September 1, 2019*
Class times: Thursdays at 5:30pm and Sundays at 2pm (Pacific Time)
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification)

*Register now and get instant access to the first two lessons.
This is the first course of our new four-year program.

live webinar

August 17, 2019

Speed Reading the Karmic Signature

with Steven Forrest

In this webinar, we explore a quick, one-size-fits-all procedure for “glancing” at a nodal structure and drawing accurate conclusions about the karma that has ripened in this present lifetime. When astrology becomes too academic, the heart shuts down – and that is a shame since your heart can often see things “in the first two seconds” that your head might still miss after an hour of fussy analysis.

9am Pacific Time (convert to your time zone)
$25 (through August 15; $30 thereafter)

live webinar

August 25, 2019

The End of the Bronze Age: A Message for Our Times?

with Karen Hamaker-Zondag

Dr. Eric H. Cline’s work reveals eerie parallels between the Bronze Age and today’s 21st century. Today many people are afraid western civilization is on the brink of a collapse too.

In this webinar we are going to look at the historic parallels, and what astrology can reveal about both times, and how it can help us to navigate. It gives a totally new perspective over our time.

9am Pacific Time (convert to your time zone)
$25 (through August 23; $30 thereafter)

online course

Sept. 9 - 30, 2019

Counseling Tools for Challenging Aspects

Dealing with difficult planets, aspects and chart placements is a large part of the work of an astrologer.

You’ll learn how to identify and describe any potential difficulties in the chart, and you’ll discover the best ways to manage any problem planets and placements.

From identifying a difficult chart combination, to discussing it with your client and finally identifying strategies to work with problematic placements, there is so much you can do with something difficult in astrology.

This four-part training will teach you techniques and strategies to help you navigate sensitive and challenging chart patterns.

You’ll learn how to talk about a hard aspect or placement with a client and how to identify and share solutions that can help your client work with the more frustrating parts of their chart.

Dates: September 9, 16, 23, 30 (Mondays)
$195 (through September 5; $225 thereafter)
Class times: Mondays at 10:30am Pacific Time (convert to your time zone)
Weekly live video Classes are approximately 90 min. each.

online course

Sept. 11 to Oct. 2, 2019

The Elements, Polarities and Modalities

This is course two of our new four-year training program.

In this course you will learn the energetic underpinnings of the signs. The elements, modalities and polarities combine to give us a rich understanding of sign dynamics. 

  • Week 1: The Elements and Modalities
  • Week 2: Sign polarities
  • Week 3: Elemental Ruminations on Alchemical Fire, Earth, Air and Water
  • Week 4: The Sun and Moon

Includes additional lecture on the Sun and Moon as prelude to our study of the planets.

Class times: Thursdays at 5:30pm (Pacific Time)
Q&A Sessions Sundays at 9am or 4pm 
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

This is the second course of our new four-year program.

in-person workshop

September 25-29, 2019

Hellenistic Astrology Retreat: How to Evaluate Planetary Condition

with Demetra George

Join Demetra for her annual retreat in Bend, Oregon. This year she presents the first of three workshops that make up her new complete training program.

In this workshop you’ll learn to evaluate each planet in a birth chart through a series of rigorous methods that will include:

  • sect, gender, benefic/malefic nature
  • signs and rulerships (residences, reception, exaltations, triplicities, bounds)
  • the solar phase cycle (speed, direction, visibility, phases, phasis)
  • lunar considerations (course, phase, bonding, nodes, eclipses, prenatal lunation)
  • aspects (configurations, witnessing, testimony, connections, enclosures, interventions, overcoming, and hurling rays, bonification, maltreatment).

The optional Certification of Competency will be awarded with a satisfactory written and oral exam and submission of a paper. Participants who have attended previous retreats can receive credit towards certification and apply to take the exam.

Dates: Sept. 25 – 29, 2019
Times: 9:30am-5:00pm daily
Location: Hilton Garden Inn – Bend, Oregon
Cost: $850 Earlybird rate through June 15; $950 thereafter. 

online course

Oct. 16 to Nov. 6, 2019

The Inner Planets

This is course three in year one of our new four-year training program.

In this course we’ll dive into the meaning and use of the inner planets: Mercury, Venus and Mars. 

  • Week 1: Mercury
  • Week 2: Venus
  • Week 3: Mars
  • Week 4: Supplemental Lesson – The Many Applications of Astrology – natal, timing, horary, electional, mundane, medical, business, vocational

Dates: October 16 to November 6, 2019
$295 (non-certification); $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

Instructors: Frank Clifford and Tony Howard

Class times: Thursdays at 5:30pm (Pacific Time)
Q&A Sessions Sundays at 9am or 4pm 
$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification*)
*Certification track includes required homework assignment with testing.

Summit 2019

live virtual summit

October 26-27, 2019

Miraculous Breakthough, Transformation and Personal Empowerment – Inspiring Stories of Astrology at Work

with Demetra George, Jessica Murray, Laurence Hillman, Karen Hamaker-Zondag, Jason Holley, Mark Jones, Frank Clifford, Kelly Surtees, Grace Morris, and Tony Howard. 

Details coming soon. Free to watch live! Registration opens in September. 

in-person workshop

January 24-26, 2020

2020 – The Year Ahead Astrology Retreat

with Kelly Surtees and Tony Howard

Join Kelly Surtees and Tony Howard for a winter astrology retreat that will help you make the most of 2020. You’ll learn how to use annual profections and transits to understand and align with the powerful energies unfolding in this momentous year. And you’ll leave with practical tools for working with these planetary processes in your own chart.

Location: The Kimpton Rowan Hotel Palm Springs, CA
Cost: $435 (if registered by December 1, 2019; $497 thereafter)