The Blast Astrology Conference: Hand, Merriman, Star, Harness, Friedman, Siregar, Fernandez, Pearl,  Streett

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The 2008 Blast Astrology Conference takes place in Sedona, AZ September 16th - 21st, 2008! It's a revolutionary format, full of the best new and old talent from all the major astrological traditions. Check our schedule and find out more about why the curriculum for this conference is like a dream come true!

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The next Blast Astrology Conference will be September 16th - 21st, 2008 at the same wonderful location inSedona, AZ! We thought about having it somewhere else, but the demand to come back again was overwhelming.

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Welcome to the Blast 2008 Schedule!
New: Workshops Updated!

This is a 6-Day Conference with each day devoted to one type of astrology. Come for as many days as you wish (you can pay less to attend four or fewer days). If you aren't interested in the major track for any given day, you can attend more intimate workshops on alternate topics that day for a fee (usually $40).

Jump to any day's schedule:

Tuesday 9/16 - Day 1: Hellenistic: A Well-Rounded Introduction
Wednesday 9/17 - Day 2: Vedic: Focus on Dashas (time lord periods)
Thursday 9/18 - Day 3: Medieval: Focus on Essential Dignities
Friday 9/19 - Day 4: Special Topics
Saturday 9/20 - Day 5: Modern
Sunday 9/21 - Day 6: Evolutionary/Soul-Centered

Special 3-Day Vedic Program

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Tuesday Main Program: Hellenistic Astrology
Tuesday, September 16th (Day One)

Featuring: Demetra George, Dorian Greenbaum, Chris Brennan, Joseph Crane, Curtis Manwaring, and Patrick Watson

Tuesday's Alternate Workshops
by Joni Patry and Dennis Harness
(Vedic Astrology)

These are more intimate workshops you can attend on Tuesday (for a fee), instead of attending the main program. You do not need to pay for Tuesday's main program if you are attending these workshops instead.

Tuesday, September 16th (Day One)
7:30 - 9:00 am
Registration
Demetra George
Dorian Greenbaum
Chris Brennan
Joseph Crane

Tuesday, September 16th (Day 1-Hellenistic)
9:00 - 9:15 am Faculty Introductions by our four main faculty members on Hellenistic Astrology

The next three hours will feature eight short presentations, teaching various fundamentals of Hellenistic astrology; each presentation will be followed by a brief round-table discussion amongst the four main faculty members

Joseph Crane
www.astrologyinstitute.com

New to The Blast in 2008!
Tuesday, September 16th (Day 1-Hellenistic)
9:15 - 9:35 am

Joseph Crane

Why Hellenistic Astrology?

Every modern astrologer should have some acquaintance with the Hellenistic tradition of astrology. This talk shows the relevance of ancient theory and practice for the modern astrologer and addresses some concerns.


Chris Brennan
astrologue@gmail.com
HellenisticAstrology.com
www.apotelesmatics.com

Watch Chris's Lecture from
The Blast in 2007!

Tuesday, September 16th (Day 1-Hellenistic)
9:35 - 9:55 am

Chris Brennan

A Brief History of Hellenistic Astrology

Exploring the obscure and mysterious origins of Hellenistic astrology, as well the way in which this system eventually went on to influence numerous other traditions of astrology across the world.

Dorian Greenbaum
www.ClassicalAstrology.org

New to The Blast in 2008!

Tuesday, September 16th (Day 1-Hellenistic)
9:55 - 10:15 am

Dorian Greenbaum

Houses

Here we’ll look at the names and meanings given to the houses (known as ‘places’ in Hellenistic astrology). Some of these are quite different from their modern equivalents, and we’ll talk about why this is so, and how the ancient meanings can enrich our modern perspective of them.


Chris Brennan
astrologue@gmail.com
HellenisticAstrology.com
www.apotelesmatics.com

Watch Chris's Lecture from
The Blast in 2007!

Tuesday, September 16th (Day 1-Hellenistic)
10:15 - 10:35 am

Chris Brennan

Sect

The implications of being born during the day or at night were of crucial importance in Hellenistic chart delineations, and we will examine why this was the first factor taken into account in by ancient astrologers.

Demetra George
541-345-5680
dgeorge@orednet.org

Watch Demetra's Presentation from
The Blast in 2007!
Tuesday, September 16th (Day 1-Hellenistic)
10:50 - 11:10 am

Demetra George

Zodiacal Signs

The thema mundi offers a rationale for why each planet was said to be the lord of a certain sign. Learn how the signs provide rulership systems according to domicile, exaltation, trigon and bound that give various kinds of resources for planets to accomplish their significations.

Dorian Greenbaum
www.ClassicalAstrology.org

New to The Blast in 2008!
Tuesday, September 16th (Day 1-Hellenistic)
11:10 - 11:30 am

Dorian Greenbaum

Planets

This is an introduction to the basic descriptions of planets by Hellenistic astrologers. While there’s certainly continuity in the fundamental meanings of planets from then to now, the Greco-Roman era astrologers also had ideas about the planets that are different from the way we think about them today.

Joseph Crane
www.astrologyinstitute.com

New to The Blast in 2008!
Tuesday, September 16th (Day 1-Hellenistic)
11:30 - 11:50 am

Joseph Crane

Aspects

An important feature of assessing a planet's condition is the influence of aspects upon that planet. This talk presents the rationale and thinking behind the astrological aspects, the differentiation between specific aspects, relating aspects to whole sign houses and to planetary dignities.

Demetra George
541-345-5680
dgeorge@orednet.org

Watch Demetra's Presentation from
The Blast in 2007!
Tuesday, September 16th (Day 1-Hellenistic)
11:50 - 12:10 pm

Demetra George


Planetary Condition

In Hellenistic astrology, not all planets are equal! Learn how to determine the extent to which a planet is capable of bringing about the matters it represents in ways that are favorable to the individual
Tuesday, September 16th (Day 1-Hellenistic)
12:10 - 2:10 pm
Lunchtime! (2 hours)

Joseph Crane
www.astrologyinstitute.com

New to The Blast in 2008!

Tuesday, September 16th (Day 1-Hellenistic)
2:15 - 3:05 pm
Joseph Crane


Hellenistic Astrological Psychology

Ptolemy's Tetribiblos contains history's first systematic rendition of astrological psychology. This talk outlines two of his contributions. One is developmental: how are different planets featured at different stages of life? The other pertains to character: how do we find the quality of soul and the planet or planets who govern the soul? We will discuss how to assess Moon and Mercury for psychological issues, how to determine which planet in a natal chart governs the soul, and how to interpret that planet for determination of character. This will give us insight into what is meant by "character" and "soul" and relationship relationship to the body. We will use example charts and provide information for participants to apply to their own charts and those of others.


Dorian Greenbaum
www.ClassicalAstrology.org

New to The Blast in 2008!
Tuesday, September 16th (Day 1-Hellenistic)
3:05 - 3:55 pm
Dorian Greenbaum


Allotment and Fate: Why Hellenistic Astrologers Used Lots and What Modern Astrologers Can Do with Them

The Lot (a.k.a. Part) of Fortune was not the only lot used by Hellenistic astrologers, even though it’s pretty much the only one currently in use by astrologers today. First, we’ll talk about why ‘lot’ and not ‘part’ (a little history and a little etymology). Next, we’ll look at the most used lots in the Hellenistic astrologer’s arsenal, including the Lot of Fortune and the Lot of Daimon (also called the Lot of Spirit). Since these lots are mirror images of each other, they are often linked together in Hellenistic astrological technique. We’ll look at what they mean (literally and metaphorically), why astrologers like Vettius Valens thought they were important, and how we can use them today. We’ll demonstrate with current charts how effective they can be in interpretation. We’ll also give you an easy way to quickly find these lots in your own chart.

Demetra George
541-345-5680
dgeorge@orednet.org
Tuesday, September 16th (Day 1-Hellenistic)
4:15 - 5:05 pm
Demetra George

Hellenistic Time Lords

This talk will present a survey of the main timing procedures of Hellenistic astrology, many of which had previously been lost to modern practice - Circumambulations, Planetary Periods and Ascensional Times of Signs, Zodiacal Releasing from the Lots of Fortune and Spirit, Annual Profections, the Solar Return, and Transits. We will investigate two major events during one year in the life of a native and discover how all the methods dovetail and corroborate each others prognosis.




Chris Brennan
astrologue@gmail.com
HellenisticAstrology.com
www.apotelesmatics.com

Watch Chris's Lecture from
The Blast in 2007!

Tuesday, September 16th (Day 1-Hellenistic)
5:05 - 5:55 pm
Chris Brennan


Annual Profections

One of the most simple, yet eloquent and powerful time-lord techniques in the Hellenistic tradition is known as Annual Profections. While this technique was widely employed in the Hellenistic and later Medieval traditions in order to predict events about the course and nature of each year of a native's life, many of the finer details of the more advanced application of the technique have been obscure until recently. The focus of this talk will be on the more advanced treatment of profections as derived from Hellenistic sources such as Critodemus and Vettius Valens.


Curtis Manwaring
www.Astrology-x-files.com

New to The Blast in 2008!

Tuesday, September 16th (Day 1-Hellenistic)
6:00 - 6:15 pm
Curtis Manwaring


Software Demonstration of 'Delphic Oracle', a program focusing on Hellenistic Astrology Techniques


Dennis M. Harness, Ph.D.
P.O. Box 2149
Sedona, AZ 86339
Phone: (928) 282-6595
Fax: (928) 282-6097

dmharness@aol.com
www.vedicastrology.org

Watch Dennis's Lecture from
The Blast in 2007!

Watch Dennis's Workshop from
The Blast in 2007!

Special Workshop: $40 Cost
Tuesday, September 16th
9 am to 12:15 pm

ARCHETYPAL ASTROLOGY:
SHIVA AND DIONYSUS - ASTRAL DEITIES OF ECSTACY AND TRANSFORMATION

The workshop will begin with a discussion of the cross-cultural mythology of India and Greece embodied by Shiva and Dionysus. We will also explore the correlation of Shiva and Dionysus in the natal chart through both the tropical and Vedic paradigms. Planetary archetypes as well as the asteroids associated with Dionysus/Bacchus and Shiva will be revealed to assist us toward our journey home toward divine bliss....


Joni Patry
joni@galacticcenter.org
www.galacticcenter.org

New to The Blast in 2008!

Special Workshop: $40 Cost
Tuesday, September 16th
2:30 pm to 5:45 pm


COMBINATIONS OF POWER (RAHU AND KETU)

In Vedic astrology the lunar nodes known as Rahu and Ketu have special powers in a chart. They are referred to as our karmic destiny. They will indicate our greatest gifts and our darkest issues. In prediction they are where the eclipses fall and indicate the areas of our life that involve the most transformation for that year.
When the lunar nodes are combined with another planet they will take on the quality of that planet. They are like mirrors magnifying the energy of that planet. In this class we will see the power combinations of the nodes conjunct the planets in natal charts. Each combination will produce amazing but very different results. Using many chart examples of famous individuals we see the effects of the many combinations of an individual planet with Rahu or Ketu. You will view these combinations of power as a focal point in your readings.



Tuesday, September 16th (Day 1-Hellenistic)

Informal Dinner Destination: Pizza Picasso

1855 W Highway 89A

Wednesday Main Program: Vedic Astrology
Wednesday, September 17th (Day Two)

Featuring: Dennis Harness, Joni Patry, Sam Geppi (Sadasiva), Kenneth D Miller, and Moses Siregar III

Wednesday's Alternate Workshops
by Demetra George (Hellenistic Astrology), Dorian Greenbaum (Temperament)
Benjamin Dykes (Profections in Relationships)

These will be more intimate workshops you can attend on Wednesday (for a fee), instead of attending the main program. You do not need to pay for Wednesday's main program if you are attending these workshops instead.

Wednesday, September 17th (Day 2-Vedic)
8:00 - 9:00 am
Registration


Dennis M. Harness, Ph.D.
P.O. Box 2149
Sedona, AZ 86339
Phone: (928) 282-6595
Fax: (928) 282-6097
dmharness@aol.com
www.vedicastrology.org

Watch Dennis's Lecture from
The Blast in 2007!

Watch Dennis's Workshop from
The Blast in 2007!

Wednesday, September 17th (Day 2-Vedic)
9:00 - 9:45 am

Dennis Harness, PhD

The Karmic Code: Introduction to Jyotish, Karmic Theory and the Vedic Planetary Archetypes

During this lecture, we will examine the origins of Jyotish as well as the similarities and differences with classical and modern tropical astrology. We will discuss the four levels of karmic theory and how it reflects our soul's karmic code or dharma for this incarnation. The philosophy of Jyotish involves an intricate understanding of reincarnation theory as reflected through the karmic DNA blueprint revealed by the Vedic natal chart. We will also explore the nine Vedic planetary archetypes in terms of ancient myths, symbols and deities and their illumination of our path home to the divine.....

Joni Patry
joni@galacticcenter.org
www.galacticcenter.org

New to The Blast in 2008!
Wednesday, September 17th (Day 2-Vedic)
9:45 - 10:30 am

Joni Patry


How to Read the Vedic chart

In this class you will learn how planets give their results dependant on the houses they rule and aspect (drishti). Planets carry the meanings of the houses they rule. This determines whether they give a benefic or malefic influence as they cast their aspects to houses and other planets. Saturn can give blessings while Jupiter can bring suffering. You will understand planets, aspects and fine tune your analysis to give specific profound details.

Sam Geppi (Sadasiva)
1-888-782-7108
sfyoga@hotmail.com
www.sfyoga.net

Watch Sam's Presentation from
The Blast in 2007!
Wednesday, September 17th (Day 2-Vedic)
10:45 - 11:30 am

Sam Geppi


Moon Yogas

The Moon refers to the capacity to receive, feel and integrate. It shows the fertile ground of impressions that compel us to act. Planets associating with Moon show the nature of our psychology and form the main support structures of our identity. This "Moon Yogas" technique works regardless of zodiac or system, as it refers to planets in real space.


Kenneth D. Miller
(619) 275-3057
Email
www.CelestialIntelligencer.net

Watch Ken's Presentation from
The Blast in 2007!

Wednesday, September 17th (Day 2-Vedic)
11:30 - 12:15 pm

Kenneth D Miller


(Introducing Nakshatras) Reaching for the Stars-The Stars reach back for you.

Indian astrology divides the ecliptic into 27 asterisms called nakshatras. These nakshatras form the background of this astrological system. This presentation includes a novel way to quickly memorize the location and significations of the nakshatras, as well as a special emphasis on using them to increase your predictive skills.

Wednesday, September 17th (Day 2-Vedic)
12:15 - 2:15 pm
Lunchtime! (2 hours)


Dennis M. Harness, Ph.D.
P.O. Box 2149
Sedona, AZ 86339
Phone: (928) 282-6595
Fax: (928) 282-6097
dmharness@aol.com
www.vedicastrology.org

Watch Dennis's Lecture from
The Blast in 2007!

Watch Dennis's Workshop from
The Blast in 2007!

Wednesday, September 17th (Day 2-Vedic)
2:15 - 3:10 pm

Dennis Harness, PhD


Forecasting with the Vedic Dasha System (Planetary Periods)

The Vimshottari Dasha system developed by the great sage, Parashara is a comprehensive forecasting technique of that reveals the developmental life cycle unfoldment throughout one’s incarnation. Dasha means a “stage or condition in life.” The nine Vedic planetary periods are very helpful in understanding the seasons of our life and planning long term goals. This dynamic assessment technique estimates when positive potentials as well as developmental challenges may occur. The dashas are indicators of when certain karmas have matured or ripened. During this lecture, we will explore the life events and planetary periods of Albert Einstein as reflected through the ancient dasha system of Vedic Astrology.

Joni Patry
joni@galacticcenter.org
www.galacticcenter.org

New to The Blast in 2008!
Wednesday, September 17th (Day 2-Vedic)
3:10 - 4:05 pm

Joni Patry


Prediction using the Vimshottari dasha system

You will be given a step by step systematic way to use this tool for prediction. We will look at the dasha ruler in terms of house rulership, placement, aspects and relationship to the subcycle rulers and transits (gochara). You will learn how to use the dasha system and make your own predictions. Examples will be given to drive home these powerful techniques.


Kenneth D. Miller
(619) 275-3057
Email
www.CelestialIntelligencer.net

Watch Ken's Presentation from
The Blast in 2007!

Wednesday, September 17th (Day 2-Vedic)
4:25 - 5:05 pm

Kenneth D Miller


Who’s having the time of your life?

The planets, they do not sleep. They are busy unfolding your destiny right now as we speak! Come learn the unique features of Indian astrology’s transit analysis. Special attention will be paid to integrating transits with Dasha analysis so that the astrologer will walk away with an integrated tool for making meaningful predictions.


Moses Siregar III
PO Box 421
Prescott, AZ 86305
1-86-MORE-JOYFUL
mosesmerlin@hotmail.com
AstrologyForTheSoul.com

Watch Moses's Lecture from
The Blast in 2007!

Watch Moses's Workshop from
The Blast in 2007!

Wednesday, September 17th (Day 2-Vedic)
5:05 - 5:25 pm

Moses Siregar III


Presentation
"Navamsa"

One of the most useful features of Hindu astrology are the divisional (harmonic, or varga) charts. These allow the astrologer to focus more specifically on various areas like relatioships, career, children, real estate, and so forth. The most important divisional chart is the Navamsa, or ninth harmonic chart. Learn some interesting things about this chart, and have a brief introduction to some of the other divisional charts as well.


Sam Geppi (Sadasiva)
1-888-782-7108
sfyoga@hotmail.com
www.sfyoga.net

Watch Sam's Presentation from
The Blast in 2007!
Wednesday, September 17th (Day 2-Vedic)
5:25 - 6:05 pm

Sam Geppi


Dasas in Transition

As major Dasa cycles shift from one to the other, amazing opportunities and challenges are presented. Learn the detailed, specific and hidden secrets of Dasa transition. Not only do these transitions happen as major dasa cycles shift, they also happen as sub periods move into each other. The profound symmetry of these transitions are nothing short of magical.

Demetra George
541-345-5680
dgeorge@orednet.org
Special Workshop: $40 Cost
Wednesday, September 17th
9 am to 12:15 pm

UNIVERSAL TECHNIQUES: THE RULERS OF THE NATIVITY


Hellenistic astrology contains a number of techniques that indicate which planets rule the life as a whole. These planets speak to the destiny of the life and the path by which a person can arrive to their destination, as well as the overall success, fortune, and eminence a person is likely to encounter along the way. If you have ever wondered what is meant by the Oikodespotes, the Kurios, and the lords of the Ascendant, Fortune, and Trigon lords of the Sect Light, this workshop will help you discover which planets own you and are running your life and how good a job they are doing with this responsibility.


Benjamin Dykes
benjamin_dykes@msn.com
www.BenDykes.com

New to The Blast in 2008!

Special Workshop: $40 Cost
Wednesday, September 17th
2:15 to 5:30 pm


USING PROFECTIONS IN RELATIONSHIPS

Profections are the easiest and most powerful medieval predictive techniques. Benjamin Dykes will explain the basics of profections, and illustrate their use in relationships with numerous natal charts.


Dorian Greenbaum
www.ClassicalAstrology.org

New to The Blast in 2008!

Special Workshop: $40 Cost
Wednesday, September 17th
2:15 to 5:30 pm

TEMPERAMENT: ASTROLOGY'S FORGOTTEN KEY

Every astrologer should know how to find temperament in the birthchart! Based on the research in her book, in this workshop Dorian will explain exactly what temperament is and how it’s different from personality. She’ll take you through a brief history of temperament and its connections with astrology and, most importantly, show you how to do it yourself. We’ll look at charts of famous people with extreme temperaments (anyone want to guess what George W. Bush is?), but also not-so-famous people – including you, perhaps? (If you’d like to be included as an example, send Dorian your birth info in advance of the workshop to astrology@aurumtel.com ) You’ll leave knowing one of the most important tools in the medieval astrologer’s toolbox, brought up to date for the 21st century.

Wednesday, September 17th (Day 2-Vedic)

Informal Dinner Destinations: India Palace
1910 W Highway 89A # 102

Szechuan Restaurant (they have a good band on Wednesdays)
1350 W State Route 89A (by New Frontiers)

Come and Hang Out with us at the 7 Centers Yoga Arts Studio

from around 8 pm to 12 pm. We'll have tea, snacks, and some music.
2115 Mountain Rd

Thursday Main Program: Medieval Astrology
Thursday, September 18th (Day Three)

Featuring: Benjamin Dykes, Meira Epstein, Robert Hand, Deborah Houlding, Maria Mateus, and Samuel F Reynolds

Thursday's Alternate Workshops
by Rick Levine
(Modern Astrology)
Maurice Fernandez
(Evolutionary Astrology)
and Penny Farrow
(Vedic Astrology)

These will be more intimate workshops you can attend on Thursday (for a fee), instead of attending the main program. You do not need to pay for Thursday's main program if you are attending these workshops instead.

Thursday, September 18th (Day 3-Medieval)
8:00 - 9:00 am
Registration

Benjamin Dykes
benjamin_dykes@msn.com
www.BenDykes.com

New to The Blast in 2008!
Thursday, September 18th (Day 3-Medieval)
9:00 - 10:25 am

Benjamin Dykes


Introduction:
A 15-minute overview of the dignities and debilities in the medieval tradition, some concepts attached to them and a few of their uses.

Main Talk: Exaltation, Fall, Detriment, and Being

Dr. Benjamin Dykes will discuss the meaning and uses of exaltation, fall, and detriment, drawing especially on concepts from his recent translations of works by Sahl and Masha’allah. He will present some modern natal charts and describe how aspects and testimony relate to the issue of these dignities and debilities.


Deborah Houlding
deb@skyscript.co.uk
www.skyscript.co.uk

New to The Blast in 2008!

Thursday, September 18th (Day 3-Medieval)
10:40 - 11:50 am

Deborah Houlding

Ptolemy’s Terms and Conditions

Most astrologers using the so-called ‘Ptolemaic terms’ adhere to the values given in William Lilly’s /Christian Astrology/. This is despite the fact that one sequence in Lilly’s table is contradicted by all the critical editions and all of the English translations of the /Tetrabiblos/. This talk examines whether there is a way to verify the correct sequence of planetary rulership based upon an understanding of the 'natural and consistent' principles that Ptolemy insisted existed within it. It additionally explores the history of the terms and how Ptolemy’s works have been transmitted to modern readers.

Thursday, September 18th (Day 3-Medieval)
11:50 - 1:50 pm

Lunchtime! (2 hours)

 
Rob Hand
703-758-7150
www.ArhatMedia.com

Watch Rob's Lecture from
The Blast in 2007!

Watch Rob's Workshop from
The Blast in 2007!

Thursday, September 18th (Day 3-Medieval)
1:50 - 3:00 pm
Rob Hand


The Triplicities

We know the four triplicities, fire, earth, air and water largely as the source of elemental emphasis in the horoscope. However, to both ancient and medieval astrologers, they were equally important as the central basis of a rulership system that was used for the bulk of chart delineation Hellenistic and Medieval astrology, especially concerning matters such as basic health, social status, condition of life, relationships etc.


Maria Mateus
mjm@austin.rr.com

Watch Maria's Lecture from
The Blast in 2007!

Thursday, September 18th (Day 3-Medieval)
3:15 - 4:25 pm

Maria Mateus


Reception and Disposition: “Can you hear me now?”

Horary astrology has got to be the "weirdest" but also the most intriguing form of astrology anyone can learn. It's "weird" because it presupposes not only a belief that the heavens are mirroring the earth at certain moments in time, but also a belief that one can have a dialogue with the heavens concerning those same moments in time! But a horary dialogue without attention to reception and disposition is like a deaf person replying to a low talker – you may hear things that were never spoken. In this talk, we’ll examine how an understanding of reception and disposition, when reading horary charts, can make the difference between correct and incorrect answers for your horary questions.


Samuel F Reynolds
Email Samuel
www.return2thesource.net
www.astrologycareerinstitute.com
(877) 55-ASTRO


New to The Blast in 2008!

Thursday, September 18th (Day 3-Medieval)
4:40 - 5:00 pm
Samuel F Reynolds

Presentation:
"Hanging on by a thread: Exploring a deeper understanding of the Essential Dignities of Terms and Face in Natal and Horary Astrology"

The Essential Dignities can be seen as a detailed articulation on the nature and quality of a person, place or thing as dictated by the Sun’s motions. Samuel Reynolds identifies three interpenetrating levels—form (actual physical vitality), attitude (perception of vitality) and fortune (attachment to the cumulative remainder of thing's or person's vitality) by which to understand these dignities deeper. By a brief historical analysis and using charts, he will focus on the “lesser” dignities of Terms (or bounds) and Face and demonstrate how to reveal more of the “essential” nature of someone or something examined.


Meira B. Epstein
119 East 83rd St, Apt. 6B
New York, NY 10028
Phone: 212-879-2186
www.bear-star.com
meirabe@bear-star.com
Skype: meirabe


New to The Blast in 2008!
Thursday, September 18th (Day 3-Medieval)
5:00 - 6:10 pm

Meira Epstein


Strength and Weakness according to Avraham Ibn Ezra:
Who has the Last Say in the Matter?

In addition to the five classical dignities, Ibn Ezra provides an extensive list of testimonies and factors that affect the strength and the choice of a significator planet. These include: Evaluation of the nativity ruler, judgment by house placement, by the planet’s elevation, by position in its wheel, by relation to the earth, by ecliptical latitude, by quadrants and by terrestrial direction. This lecture is intended as a comprehensive summary of the topic across all of Ibn Ezra’s works, including the new translation of The Book of Nativities, as well as some of those not published in English yet.

Maurice Fernandez
majorsky@earthlink.net
MauriceFernandez.com

Watch Maurice's Lecture from
The Blast in 2007!

Watch Maurice's Workshop from
The Blast in 2007!

Special Workshop: $40 Cost
Thursday, September 18th
9 am to Noon

THE ASCENDANCE OF SPIRIT, THE FREEDOM OF PEACE: UNDERSTANDING THE DISTINCT ROLE OF URANUS AND NEPTUNE IN OUR SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT

While Uranus and Neptune touch upon a wide range of matters in our lives, the focus of this workshop will be on defining their particular role in our spiritual development. When these two bodies interact, free will and fate intermingle, often leaving us bewildered when faced with both realities. We will discuss how to best use these influences to consciously elevate our spirit and realize the freedom of peace.

Uranus and Neptune will be placed in each house and sign, so participants understand how to apply the concepts discussed in their own chart.


Gloria Star
(860) 664-3590
www.gloriastar.com

Watch Gloria's Lecture from
The Blast in 2007!
Special Workshop: $40 Cost
Thursday, September 18th
9 am to Noon

DARKNESS AND LIGHT: THE INFLUENCE OF ECLIPSES

An eclipse of the Sun or Moon has always drawn attention. While the mystery and suspicion surrounding eclipses has subsided, the meaning is still somewhat elusive. Join Gloria Star and explore the nature of the eclipses – from Saros Cycle to Prenatal Eclipse, to Nodal Returns. Find out how and when eclipses are more relevant to your own life, and when the eclipses are more like watching a movie. Hopefully, illumination will follow!



Penny Farrow

(415) 497-2014
jyotishi@att.net
Special Workshop: $75 Cost
Thursday, September 18th
9 am to 4 pm

(VEDIC ASTROLOGY)
ARROWS OF EMPHASIS: SCORING A BULL'S EYE IN CHART INTERPRETATION

Many students of Jyotisha find themselves drowning in a sea of detail and need the lifeline of how to prioritize to effectively navigate the waters. This one day seminar explores various techniques that will allow you to get to that “sweet spot” around which you can organize a meaningful session. Students should have some background in the basics of Jyotisha – chart “geography”, grahas, bhavas, rashis and aspects.


Rick Levine
www.StarIQ.com
rlevine@stariq.com

New to The Blast in 2008!

Special Workshop: $50 Cost
Thursday, September 18th
2:15 to 5:45 pm

BRINGING THE BIRTH CHART TO LIFE

This workshop will explore a dynamic and in-depth approach to chart interpretation. Instead of looking at a chart as if it was a separate entity to be analyzed, Rick will reveal an array of insights and processes for expanding awareness of any chart. Natal charts of participants will be used to illustrate experiential techniques, such as role playing, storytelling, and astrodrama. Animating chart factors to integrate intellect and emotion will deepen your understanding of astrology and increase your ability to utilize it in your life and for your clients.

Thursday, September 18th (Day 3-Medieval)

Informal Dinner Destinations (Mexican): Elote (Outstanding
Mexican)
@ The King's Ransom Hotel

Javelina Cantina (A popular, busy Mexican restaurant)
Close to the King's Ransom Hotel

Come and Hang Out with us at the 7 Centers Yoga Arts Studio

from around 8 pm to 12 pm. We'll have tea, snacks, and some music.
2115 Mountain Rd


Friday Main Program: Special Topics
(Locational, Financial, Horary)
Friday, September 19th (Day Four)

Featuring: Deborah Houlding, Ray Merriman, Jonathan Pearl, Moses Siregar III, Richard Tarnas, Robert Hand, and Scott Wolfram

Today Includes a Special Two-Way Broadcast from the 50th Anniversary AAGB Conference in London, England

Friday's Alternate Workshops
by Adam Gainsburg, Sam Geppi, Eric Meyers, and Kelly Lee Phipps
(Soul-Centered
Astrology), and
Jessica Murray (USA Sibly Chart)

These will be more intimate workshops you can attend on Friday (for a fee), instead of attending the main program. You do not need to pay for Friday's main program if you are attending these workshops instead.

Friday, September 19th (Day 4-Special Topics)
8:00 - 9:00 am
Registration

Maurice Fernandez
majorsky@earthlink.net
MauriceFernandez.com

Watch Maurice's Lecture from
The Blast in 2007!

Watch Maurice's Workshop from
The Blast in 2007!

Friday, September 19th
8:00 - 8:45 am
taught by Maurice Fernandez

KUNDALINI YOGA

Yoga in the morning


Scott Wolfram
www.travelerswell.com

612-327-2998

New to The Blast in 2008!

Friday, September 19th (Day 4-Special Topics)
9 - 10 am

Scott Wolfram


Astrology of Location – The Geodetic Map

While the system of Geodetics is less well known than Astro*Carto*GraphyTM, it reveals insights into the energy of the planets from an alternative, yet complimentary perspective, which indicates how you personally connect with a location and the culture at that location. This lecture will define the fixed Geodetic Grid, which is the foundation of a Geodetic Map, and explore how this grid is reflected by cultures around the world. Then, Scott will explore examples of Geodetic Mapping and how the little known, but powerful technique of Geodetic Resonance identifies important locations where the birth chart resonates in harmony with the location and culture.


Moses Siregar III
PO Box 421
Prescott, AZ 86305
1-86-MORE-JOYFUL
mosesmerlin@hotmail.com
AstrologyForTheSoul.com

Watch Moses's Lecture from
The Blast in 2007!

Watch Moses's Workshop from
The Blast in 2007!

Friday, September 19th (Day 4-Special Topics)
10:15 - 11:15 am

Moses Siregar III


Big Ups and Downs in Locational Astrology
: The Rise and Fall of Planetary Stardust and the Interconnections from Mars (and the other Planets)

No, it’s not a lecture on David Bowie’s finest album, it’s about unraveling what I feel is the most exciting, and still relatively fathomable, mystery of astrology. How do our experiences predictably change in every locale, and what are some valuable keys that ancient astrologers found that can help us decipher the planets and zodiac today? Some focus will be given to demonstrating through startling examples the degrees of exaltation and fall that have been handed down by astrologers for millenia. The contributions of astrologers long past are very much alive … just waiting for us to remember and honor our own history.
Friday, September 19th (Day 4-Special Topics)
11:15 - 1:15 pm

Early Lunchtime! (2 hours)

 
Rob Hand
703-758-7150
www.ArhatMedia.com

Watch Rob's Lecture from
The Blast in 2007!

Watch Rob's Workshop from
The Blast in 2007!

Friday, September 19th (Day 4-Special Topics)
1:15 - 2:15 pm


AAGB Conference Live Broadcast
!

We will have a special live broadcast of the commencement addresses from the 50th Anniversary AAGB Conference in London, England. This is a very special opportunity! From our side of the pond, Rob Hand will speak to the AAGB Conference as well.


Deborah Houlding
deb@skyscript.co.uk
www.skyscript.co.uk

New to The Blast in 2008!

Friday, September 19th (Day 4-Special Topics)
2:30 - 3:30 pm

Deborah Houlding


Horary and the Hunt for Missing Things

Mislaid things, lost objects and stolen goods fall into the same bracket as missing or abducted pets/people, presenting the greatest – but potentially most satisfying – challenge to any horary astrologer. Yet traditional texts seem to give contradictory instruction on these issues, their authors often keen to point out how little interest they had in these uncomfortable topics. Modern texts are just as confusing, befuddling the student from the start with vague definitions of what constitutes a mislaid object rather than a missing one. This talk aims to clarify the central issues, demonstrating the principles that have remained consistent from our earliest sources, and illustrating their practical application in a number of proven case histories.

Jonathan Pearl
jonathan@starpearls.com
www.starpearls.com

Watch Jonathan's Lecture from
The Blast in 2007!

Watch Jonathan's Workshop from
The Blast in 2007!

Friday, September 19th (Day 4-Special Topics)
3:45 - 4:45 pm

Jonathan Pearl

A Big Cycle and its potential impact on your life and $$$

J
upiter-Saturn, you guess? Although this pair might be mentioned, they are not the focus here. Uranus then? Nope. Neptune and Pluto? I'll leave these two for others. This talk will address a significant change in the grandest cycle of them all, the 26,000 precession cycle. In early 2011, royal star Regulus will move from tropical Leo (where it has been since from about 160 BC) into Virgo. Consequences? Yes! Optimistic? You bet.

 

 

Ray Merriman
mmacycles@msn.com
www.mmacycles.com

Watch Ray's Lecture from
The Blast in 2007!
Friday, September 19th (Day 4-Special Topics)
5 - 6 pm

Ray Merriman


Me and My Money: Are We Compatible?

A look at what money is and how we approach it. Why is that some people can make it grow, and for others, it just becomes a big hole they can never climb out of? Personal money management, via the natal chart and its transits, is a study that can yield great insight on how to find the right direction for your savings, investment, and trading urges – and which to avoid. What type is best for you? When is the best time to engage in each? This presentation may make you think of money a little differently. It is not always the root of all evil, nor does it have to be the root of constant frustration. But it tales a plan and a path, matched up with your own chart.

Richard Tarnas
www.cosmosandpsyche.com


New to The Blast in 2008!
Friday, September 19th (Day 4-Special Topics)
8 - 9:30 pm

Richard Tarnas


Is Astrology at the Threshold of a New Era?

Astrologers know that their perspective provides an extraordinary source of illumination for virtually every area of human experience. Yet we have had the peculiar experience of living in an era when it is widely regarded as the most lowly and absurd of superstitions. There are many signs that this is changing, but before astrology can be fully recognized by the culture of the 21st century, astrologers need to understand how and why astrology became so deeply marginalized, and to envision what concrete steps can now be taken to move astrology into the center of culture where it belongs.

Sam Geppi (Sadasiva)
1-888-782-7108
sfyoga@hotmail.com
www.sfyoga.net

Watch Sam's Presentation from
The Blast in 2007!



Adam Gainsburg
mail@soulsign.com
www.Soulsign.com
323.761.6449

Watch Adam's Presentation from
The Blast in 2007!

 
Kelly Lee Phipps
828-281-2832
Email Kelly
divineinspirationastrology.com www.CosmicWeather.com

Watch Kelly's Lecture from
The Blast in 2007!



Eric Meyers, MA
info@AstrologySight.com
www.AstrologySight.com

Watch Eric's Presentation from
The Blast in 2007!


Special All-Day Workshop on Soul-Centered Astrologies: $70 Cost
Friday, September 19th

9 am to 10:30 am: Sam Geppi

A UNIVERSAL APPROACH TO THE HOUSES

Astrology houses hold the key to unlocking the door of HOW our karmic destiny will be lived. Will Saturn teach us through our work - our child - our job - our health? Deepen your understanding of astrology houses - learn powerful yet easy to use techniques that organize and focus the myriad of house possibilities toward a better understanding of the soul's purpose. This class is taught by Sam Geppi, author of "The Ascendant", one of the most thorough books available on astrology houses and their developmental power expressed through each of the 12 ascending signs.

10:45 am to 12:15 pm: Adam Gainsburg

THE MARS AND VENUS JOURNEYS, BODIES OF THE SACRED FEMININE AND MASCULINE

This workshop will introduce the Venus & Mars Journeys, important maturations in our understanding of how consciousness evolves, individually and collectively. For the last 5 years, Adam has been developing the architecture, delineation methods and language for synthesizing numerous reaches of astrological, astronomical and consciousness research. The result is an impressive synthesis of higher-octave natal chart work, new understandings into consciousness and its core structures, integral theory, a tri-zodiac (tropical, sidereal and 'constellational'), new physics, and other disciplines.

For the astrologer, the Journeys offer an immediate and profound means of deepening your chart work, both natal and transit, for they effectively frame your interpretations within a reliable yet vastly open context. In this workshop, you'll learn how to identify 'where' we collectively are in each Journey, the twelve/thirteen unique Phases in each, and foundational concepts of just what the Feminine and Masculine actually are.

2:30 pm to 4 pm: Eric Meyers

UNDERSTANDING YOUR LUNAR PHASE

The luminaries are the 2 most central energies in astrology. We all know our Sun and Moon, but there is far less emphasis on the relationship between them. This workshop will frame the relationship between the luminaries in a cyclical way, just as we see in nature. From New Moon to Full Moon and back again, every chart captures a moment in this eternal rhythm. The positioning of the luminaries provides another essential variable for understanding these focal planets -- one that helps synthesize their message. We'll see how there are a few ways we can conceive of this monthly dance.

4:15 pm to 5:45 pm: Kelly Lee Phipps

PLANNING YOUR COSMIC SEEDS

Every year we have the opportunity to grow through the fascinating array of ingredients that the cosmos delivers via the archetypal cycles of the transits and progressions. We have the chance to plant and harvest many creative themes, month by month, season by season. We get to live the unfolding stories of our lives, reflected through the cyclic wisdom of the rhythmic heavens. We’ll work with Progressions to understand the deeper themes that are up for growth during the year, and then work with transits from Jupiter out to Pluto to watch how things get resolved and activated. In addition, we’ll work with the planting spiritual intentions under the New Moons by house and aspect, and harvesting those intentions under the illumination of the Full Moons. Come learn how to listen to the sky to create a dynamic , flexible strategy for transitioning through the seasons of your soul!


Jessica Murray
www.MotherSky.com

New to The Blast in 2008!
Special Workshop: $40 Cost
Friday, September 19th
2:30 pm to 5:45 pm


AMERICA: COWBOY, BIG BOSS AND PEOPLE POWER: THEMES IN THE SIBLY CHART

What makes America tick at the most essential level? Just as human beings do, nations have hearts and souls, neuroses and inborn blessings. There are some very timely insights to be gleaned from the chart of the group entity born July 4, 1776. With America's international role at a turning point, we will consider its core self-image, relationship issues, and potentials for breakdown/breakthrough.

Friday, September 19th (Day 4-Special Topics)

Informal Dinner Destination: The Barking Frog
(Southwest, Mexican, Seafood, Steak--a bit pricey)
2620 W Highway 89A (go West on 89-A)

Saturday Main Program: Modern Astrology
Saturday, September 20th (Day Five)

Featuring: Robert Blaschke, Rick Levine, Laura Michetti, Jessica Murray, Steve Weiss

Saturday's Alternate Workshops
by Rob Hand, Deborah Houlding
(Classical Astrology)
Steven Forrest and Richard Tarnas
(Modern Astrology)
Ray Merriman
(Financial Astrology)

These will be more intimate workshops you can attend on Saturday (for a fee), instead of attending the main program. You do not need to pay for Saturday's main program if you are attending these workshops instead.

Saturday, September 20th (Day 5-Modern)
8:00 - 9:00 am
Registration


Moses Siregar III
PO Box 421
Prescott, AZ 86305
1-86-MORE-JOYFUL
mosesmerlin@hotmail.com
AstrologyForTheSoul.com

Watch Moses's Lecture from
The Blast in 2007!

Watch Moses's Workshop from
The Blast in 2007!

Saturday, September 20th (Day 5-Modern)
9 - 10:00 am
Moses Siregar III

ADVANCED TRANSIT TECHNIQUES

The practical concepts in this lecture will help astrologers gain additional information in analyzing transits. Using planetary charts helps us better understand the experiential realm that is highlighted following and preceding transits, and stationary transits to easy-to-spot house midpoints provides information about otherwise hidden events in our lives. Awareness of transiting planets expands from one-dimensional level to a more accurate and powerful multidimensional scope allowing for greater fine-tuning and timing of major shifts and events.
This popular lecture was given by Moses at UAC 08.


Laura Michetti
www.StarryWisdom.net

New to The Blast in 2008!
Saturday, September 20th (Day 5-Modern)
10:05 - 10:25 am
Laura Michetti


Presentation:
"Astrology and Dreams: The Crossroads of Consciousness"


Dream interpretation is one of the oldest forms of divination. Man has always been puzzled by the cryptic language of the subconscious and he has always sought aid to decipher the messages that come to us during sleep. Astrologers are in an ideal position to help people interpret their dreams. We are well versed in the archetypal language of the cosmos and we know how to translate that language for ourselves and our clients. Using the birth chart to determine each individual’s personal relationship to various symbols, we can learn how to interpret our own dreams, and how to teach others the unique language of their personal subconscious.


Philip Sedgwick
480.451.3070
galastro@aol.com
www.philipsedgwick.com


Watch Philip's Presentations from
The Blast in 2007!

Saturday, September 20th (Day 5-Modern)
10:45 - 11:05 am
Philip Sedgwick

Presentation:
"Our New Solar System"

Many astrologers turned off to astronomical news with the demotion of Pluto. But has Pluto actually been demoted? Not really. In Pluto's evolutionary class change, Ceres, Charon, Eris, Sedna and Makemake also shifted gears. Did you hear about the new body with retrograde revolution like that of Uranus? Oh and there's an Australian bloke in the Kuiper Belt now too. Come on astrologers, it's time to rediscover our solar system.

Jessica Murray
www.MotherSky.com

New to The Blast in 2008!
Saturday, September 20th (Day 5-Modern)
11:05 - 12:05 pm
Jessica Murray


Saturn: The Freedom of Being a Real Grown-up

Fear can mutate into mastery when we delve into Saturn's deeper secrets. Without awareness Saturn expresses itself as blame, which blinds us to the meaning of what happens to us. On the collective level its shadow side is our fear of being exposed as "not normal". But Saturn's true genius is the ability to respond -- not react -- to the moment. Our birth chart can give us clues about how to learn wisdom from this daunting teacher, whose lessons are all too often missed in a society where the process of maturing is undervalued at best and despised at worst.
Saturday, September 20th (Day 5-Modern)
12:05 - 2:15 pm
Lunchtime! (2 Hours)

Robert Blaschke
earthwalkastrology.com
PO Box 7562
Santa Monica CA 90406
310.394.2523

Watch Robert's Lecture from
The Blast in 2007!
Saturday, September 20th (Day 5-Modern)
2:10 - 3:10 pm

Robert Blaschke

Introduction to Progression Theory

From Volume I - Progressions, Robert will explain his original synthesis of secondary, tertiary and minor progressions, along with their interrelationship with the natal chart and transit triggers. How reality is operating on three different levels simultaneously at three different rates of speed will be succinctly explained. The 1:13:27 Mystic Time Ratio will be included, as will the theory of holographic time-links between childhood and adulthood.
 
Steve Weiss
www.stevenmarkweiss.com
smw@stevenmarkweiss.com
(480)483-9420
Saturday, September 20th (Day 5-Modern)
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Steve Weiss

CROSSING THE GREAT DIVIDE: ASTROLOGY IN THE REAL WORLD

Will American big business ever appreciate the value of astrology? Never mind the fortune telling allure. What about the rich iconology and human values matrices that come as close to explaining the behaviors of leaders, followers and customers as any psychological profiling tool in the business bag? Here's a very hopeful session on why corporations ranging from Beringer Vineyards to California Closets to the National Basketball Association will ... AND HAVE ... listened with interest to the marketing insights of astrology. They just didn't completely realize it at the time.

Rick Levine
www.StarIQ.com
rlevine@stariq.com

New to The Blast in 2008!
Saturday, September 20th (Day 5-Modern)
4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Rick Levine

Quantum Astrology: As Below, So Above

Can modern science help us practice our ancient craft? We astrologers work with the interrelationship between time and space, between where a planet is located and when something will happen. Einstein demonstrated that time is gravitationally warped space. Heisenberg grappled with the uncertainty introduced by subatomic particle/wave duality. Explore the paradoxes of quantum thinking as we relate the microcosm to the macrocosm and evaluate the duality of planets-as-particles (very big ones) and planets-as-waves. Using this paradigm, we'll take a fresh look at the purpose of prediction, the issue of fate versus free will, and how our assumptions affect our readings.


Richard Tarnas
www.cosmosandpsyche.com


New to The Blast in 2008!

Special Workshop: $40 Cost
Saturday, September 20th
9 am to Noon


ART, CULTURE AND PLANETARY ARCHETYPES

As Jung recognized, astrology provides profound insight into the deep patterns of human experience and of our cultural history, but such insight depends on a capacity for rich archetypal perception, something that involves not only thinking but the emotions, the imagination, the aesthetic intuition, the body, the whole being. Because music and the arts engage all these dimensions, this workshop will use representative works of music and the other arts with the powerful lens of archetypal astrology to explore and illuminate the deeper character of major cultural figures and historical eras.

The workshop’s aim is to provide information that those new to astrology can immediately integrate into their lives, and that advanced students can use to deepen their grasp of the range and subtlety of archetypal astrological analysis. Above all, our time together will be devoted to getting to know more profoundly the planetary gods. Our focus will be on increasing our direct understanding and experience—intellectual, imaginative, aesthetic, emotional, and somatic—of these archetypal powers of the world soul, the anima mundi.

 
Rob Hand
703-758-7150
www.ArhatMedia.com

Watch Rob's Lecture from
The Blast in 2007!

Watch Rob's Workshop from
The Blast in 2007!

Special Workshop: $40 Cost
Saturday, September 20th
9 am to Noon


DEALING WITH DIFFICULT CHART COMBINATIONS

It is not enough to tell clients that they can overcome difficult combinations by free will. we need to provide strategies and concrete
behavioral suggestions as to what to do. Each planet and combination has modes of living In which the energies of the planets can be made to work positively. Often the problem is that the individual has either 1) not thought of the an appropriate alternative way of living, or 2) has been brought up not to recognize its possibility. This workshop will use the charts of the attendees to demonstrate the methods which are drawn from both modern and Traditional astrology.


Steven Forrest
stevenforrest@mindspring.com
(760) 767-4720
www.StevenForrest.com

New to The Blast in 2008!

Special Workshop: $40 Cost
Saturday, September 20th
2:15 to 5:30 pm

CREATING THE PAST LIFE STORY

Counseling astrologers all seek the same Holy Grail: the metaphor that triggers understanding, release, and healing in the client. In Evolutionary Astrology, we have a particular challenge. We must find a past-life story that resonates as truth in a person’s soul even though the actual facts cannot be verified because they are long lost in the mists of forgetfulness. Furthermore, we
understand that there is no way we can honestly look at a chart and say,“ Your name was Peggy and that you were a pizza waitress in Philadelphia in 1954.” Like any good novelist, we must tell the truth through made-up facts. How can we do it? How can we make the chart-behind-the-chart come alive for the client? The needed skills here are far different than the technical elements of interpretation. We go beyond the science of astrology and enter the realm of art. We are creative within the strict limits of verifiable technique. Join Steven for a deep look at how to create a storyline that can change a person’s life in one powerful moment of catharsis.



Deborah Houlding
deb@skyscript.co.uk
www.skyscript.co.uk

New to The Blast in 2008!
Special Workshop: $40 Cost
Saturday, September 20th
2:15 to 5:30 pm


THE HORARY CONSULTATION

Horary astrology is one of the most useful methods of guidance in times of crisis, and it has a rightful place in every astrologer’s practice. As a technique, it has greater scope and flexibility than most astrologers realise, but it is also very easy to master once the core principles are properly understood. This half-day workshop illustrates a systematic approach to judgement, demonstrated through a number of interesting case-histories. Ideal for all levels of students, if you are new to horary it will help you to understand the techniques and leave you eager to explore them for yourself; if you are more experienced you will also find this workshop invaluable for its emphasis on practical application and fluid interpretation within the consultation process.

Ray Merriman
mmacycles@msn.com
www.mmacycles.com

Watch Ray's Lecture from
The Blast in 2007!
Special Workshop: $195
Saturday, September 20th
2 pm to 6 pm


INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ASTROLOGY AND MARKET TIMING

This instructive workshop will demonstrate the art of market timing, combining the study of market cycles with that of planetary cycles, to optimize awareness of a potential turning point in various financial markets. Emphasis will be upon the U.S. stock market and precious metals, with projections in each. With this course, you will see how financial markets are not “random” as many people think. They move in fairly well-defined rhythms, and if you know where you are within that cycle, you will also know what investment or trading strategy to employ, and when to anticipate changes of trend. Both long-term investment and short-term trading strategies will be addressed within the context of geocosmic and cycle studies.


Saturday, September 20th (Day 5-Modern)

Informal Dinner Destinations: D'Lish (Outstanding Vegetarian)
3190 W Highway 89A # 300 (it's on the West end of Sedona, down 89-A)

Thai Spices (Excellent Thai)
2986 W Highway 89A

ZODIAC DANCE @ 9 PM! LED BY SHERENE SCHOSTAK @ 7 CENTERS YOGA ARTS

Come and Hang Out with us at the 7 Centers Yoga Arts Studio

from around 8 pm to 12 pm. We'll have tea, snacks, and some music.
2115 Mountain Rd

Sunday Main Program: Evolutionary and Soul-Centered Astrologies
Sunday, September 21st (Day Six)

Featuring: Maurice Fernandez, Steven Forrest, Adam Gainsburg, Michelle Gould, Eric Meyers, and Kelly Lee Phipps

Sunday's Alternate Workshops
by Chris Brennan, Deborah Houlding
(Traditional and Ancient Western Astrologies)

These will be more intimate workshops you can attend on Sunday (for a fee), instead of attending the main program. You do not need to pay for Sunday's main program if you are attending these workshops instead.

Sunday, September 21st (Day 6-EA/Soul)
8:00 - 9:00 am
Registration

Maurice Fernandez
majorsky@earthlink.net
MauriceFernandez.com

Watch Maurice's Lecture from
The Blast in 2007!

Watch Maurice's Workshop from
The Blast in 2007!

Sunday, September 21st
8:00 - 8:45 am
taught by Maurice Fernandez

KUNDALINI YOGA

Yoga in the morning


Steven Forrest
stevenforrest@mindspring.com
(760) 767-4720
www.StevenForrest.com

New to The Blast in 2008!
Sunday, September 21st (Day 6-EA/Soul)
9:00 - 10:10
am
Steven Forrest

Teachers and Tricksters: A Brief Overview of the Planets in Evolutionary Astrology

Conscious intention is the prime variable in Evolutionary Astrology. We are “fated” to face certain questions. Beyond that, all the answers are our own. These questions are posed to us by the planets, each in its own way. If we respond wisely and mindfully, the planets manifest as Teachers. If we respond dully, they are Tricksters. And the one thing these Teachers and Tricksters cannot do is to disappear. As in physics, their energy can be neither created nor destroyed, only changed in form. And the success of that transmutation is inseparable from the Great Work of generating consciousness.

Maurice Fernandez
majorsky@earthlink.net
MauriceFernandez.com

Watch Maurice's Lecture from
The Blast in 2007!

Watch Maurice's Workshop from
The Blast in 2007!

Sunday, September 21st (Day 6-EA/Soul)
10:25 - 11:35
am
Maurice Fernandez

Planets in Aspect to the Nodal Axis

The Nodal Axis portrays very graphically what the core emotional and evolutionary needs of the individual’s soul. It is a relatively simple equation, but incomparable in precision and depth. When planets form angular aspects to the Nodal Axis, they directly influence fundamental developmental issues - these planets end up dominating the person’s consciousness and directing the flow of his or her destiny. Join Maurice for an eye opening presentation on this phenomenon.

Sunday, September 21st (Day 6-EA/Soul)
11:35 - 1:35 pm
Lunchtime! (2 Hours)

Adam Gainsburg
mail@soulsign.com
www.Soulsign.com
323.761.6449

Watch Adam's Presentation from
The Blast in 2007!
Sunday, September 21st (Day 6-EA/Soul)
1:35 - 2:30
pm
Adam Gainsburg

Chiron – The Initiator of Your Deep Heart

How deep does your heart go? With Chiron as our guide, we’ll map out the 4-stage template of authentic Chironic growth through the signs and houses and thus reveal how important he is to an evolutionarily-awakened Heart. From depth, we’ll then move outwards to uncover the fascinating relationship between Chiron and the Moon, including their functional resonance and midpoint.

 
Kelly Lee Phipps
828-281-2832
Email Kelly
divineinspirationastrology.com
www.CosmicWeather.com

Watch Kelly's Lecture from
The Blast in 2007!

Sunday, September 21st (Day 6-EA/Soul)
2:45 - 3:40
pm
Kelly Lee Phipps

Awakening the Magi Within: Inspiration through Astrology

Magi are astrologers who can tap into the current of divine inspiration to transform the lives of clients. There’s a dramatic difference between just reading a chart and busting out with luscious language, poetic insight, and inspiration that keeps on giving long after the session ends. As astrologers, we can evoke the same magic that people experience when they hear a great poem, listen to epic music, or view an amazing painting. We can do the same by treating each chart like a gift, a present with a hidden surprise! In this way, we can take any situation or any chart factor and truly put a positive, life-affirming, uplifting spin on it that helps people banish their fears and discover hope.


Michelle Gould
Michelle@heavenlywriting.com

Watch Michelle's Presentation from The Blast in 2007!
Sunday, September 21st (Day 6-EA/Soul)
3:55 - 4:50
pm
Michelle Gould

The Secondary Progressed Moon: Our Unfolding Purpose

While the natal chart describes our essential purpose, the secondary progressed moon cycle tells us much about the dynamic unfoldment of our purpose and the timing of its development. Using case studies and multiple modalities (Vedic, modern, traditional), we’ll examine this cycle as a therapeutic tool for exploring clients’ unfolding destinies, and how relating it back to the natal can help clients gain access the larger context of their lives, as well as cast a bit of light on the journey.


Eric Meyers, MA
info@AstrologySight.com
www.AstrologySight.com

Watch Eric's Presentation from
The Blast in 2007!
Sunday, September 21st (Day 6-EA/Soul)
5:05 - 6
pm
Eric Meyers

The Intelligence of Reality: The Reconciliation of Uranus & Saturn


2008 features a Saturn/Uranus opposition, highlighting the dramatic tension between conservative and progressive, physical and metaphysical, form and abstraction, time and timelessness, the resistance to change and revolution. On a personal level, each of us addresses how we've been confined to familiarity vs. the liberation into novel areas of exploration. This lecture will focus on the edgy dynamic between scythe-wielding Saturn and castrated Uranus as it pertains to both the collective and the individual.

Chris Brennan
astrologue@gmail.com
HellenisticAstrology.com
www.apotelesmatics.com

Watch Chris's Lecture from
The Blast in 2007!
Special Workshop: $40 Cost
Sunday, September 21st
9 am to Noon

ADVANCED HELLENISTIC TIME LORD TECHNIQUES

The general focus of this workshop will be to provide an overview of some of the more advanced and obscure time-lord techniques in the Hellenistic tradition, and to discuss their application and use in modern astrological practice. Our special focus will be on examining the use of one particularly powerful time-lord technique called Zodiacal Releasing, which is used to outline broad spans of time in the native's life and to determine 'peak periods' relative to certain topics such as career, health, and love. Each attendee of the workshop will receive a free copy of a software program for calculating zodiacal releasing periods.

Deborah Houlding
deb@skyscript.co.uk
www.skyscript.co.uk

New to The Blast in 2008!
Special Workshop: $40 Cost
Sunday, September 21st
2:15 to 5:30 pm

PROFILING WITH HORARY: GETTING DEEP AND PRECISE WITH DESCRIPTIVE DETAILS

In many horary charts, the key to the judgement lies in discovering something significant about an event that has already happened. This is especially the case with charts involving missing persons or pets, where we need to extract every vital clue from the chart that we possibly can. And because in these situations where there is a sense of mystery involved, it is so hard to confirm whether our judgement is on track by
what the querent knows of the situation, it’s also crucial in these situations to use the physical descriptions that the planets are
offering as a way to ensure that the chart is valid and worth trusting. This half-day workshop demonstrates proven techniques for drawing accurate descriptions, first for the victims, and then for the perpetrators of criminal activity.

Sunday, September 21st
6 pm
Closing Ceremony
Astrogy in Sedona, Arizona (AZ)