ASC Lecture: Janet Booth on Eris

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Lecture: Thursday, March 19, 2015 7:00 PM
Janet Booth

Exploring Eris

Eris, the newest addition to the solar system, is a dwarf planet far out past Pluto named for the sister of Mars. We will look at its mythological roots, chart examples from the famous and infamous, and its implications in mundane astrology and modern history. For instance, it seems to play a part in women’s issues. This lecture focuses on ideas and speculation about interpretation rather than definitive research. Attendees can bring their charts and offer input.

Beth Turnage will give the pre-lecture starting on 6:15 PM on Trans-Neptunian planets and why they are important to us now.

Workshop: Sat., March 21, 2015, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Janet Booth

Follow the Ruler
With so much to look at in charts and forecasting, it is easy to drown in details. Going back to the basics can be very revealing! Using charts of well-known people and data provided by participants (their own or those of people they want to examine), we will follow the rulers of the Sun and Rising signs to see high and low points indicated by progressions, returns and transits.

Janet Booth (astrologybooth.com) has been immersed in the world of astrology for more that 35 years. She has a Level II certification from the National Council for Geocosmic Research and serves a national clientele of individuals, couples and businesses. Author of Janet’s Plan-its astrology calendars and host of a cable TV show, LOOKING UP, on West Hartford Community Television (whctv.org), she is a long-time member and a past president of the ASC.

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Astrology and Science: Is Astrology Scientifically Valid?

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(Astrology Explored) I’ll answer questions on Quora; Not every astrology question, but ones that catch my eye. And this morning this one showed up in my email:

Is astrology backed by any scientific facts or are horoscopes basically “random” generic phrases?

Oh geez. But I had to answer it anyway. And here is my answer:

The answer to your question about whether or not astrology is backed by scientific fact is more complex than it appears on the surface. I’d like to discuss here general assumptions about what make up scientific fact and how astrology fits into the scheme of that. But first I’ll answer the question “Are horoscopes random generic phrases?”

I’m assuming that what you mean by horoscopes are the type of horoscopes seen in the newspapers. Your question seems to touch on the validity of this type of astrology, called sun sign astrology. Sun sign astrology is based on the position of the sun at the time your birth. Since that kind of astrology is only based on one astrological point of discussion, yes, it is a very general type of astrology. It is not generic, because what happens to a Gemini, (or how that Gemini perceives what happens) is not the same as how a sun sign Scorpio will perceive what happens. But it is by no means specific to an individual because all the planets in the solar system have something to say about the life of an individual. However, skeptics use the generalness of sun sign astrology as “proof” of the invalidity of all astrology. It is like saying there is only one shade of blue when there are many, many more.  Continue reading

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The Astrology of Politics: Boris Nemtsov—A Simple Murder?—Part 1

Boris Nemtsov pic (Astrology Explored) Boris Yelfimovich Nemtsov was a Russian scientist, statesman and liberal politician. He had a successful political career in the 1990s under President Boris Yeltsin, and since 2000 had been an outspoken critic of Vladimir Putin.

He was shot and killed in February 2015 on a bridge near the Kremlin and Red Square in Moscow.

Nemtsov was one of the most important figures in the introduction of capitalism into the Russian economy. At the time of the murder, Nemtsov was in Moscow helping to organize a rally against Russian involvement in the war in Ukraine and the financial crisis. Nemtsov’s conflict with Vladimir Putin’s government centered over widespread embezzlement and profiteering ahead of the Sochi Olympics, as well as over policy in Ukraine. Continue reading

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ASC FEB Lecture: Yep, Forensic Astrology ala Beth Turnage

Beth New Med HeadshotFEBRUARY Lecture
Thursday February 19, 2015 7:00 PM
Snow Date: February 26, 2015
Beth Turnage

Crime in the Stars!
Forensic Astrology Tells the Tale

Forensic astrology is a narrow and relatively new specialty. Earliest forensic astrology efforts were based on horary techniques and interesting applications of name asteroid astrology. New experimental techniques can be very revealing and include one that suggests where the victim might be found. We will look at the “traditional” forensic astrology of this field’s pioneers and the new techniques utilizing the applications of “time to the crime,” astro-locality charts and the importance of the “last seen” chart.

The lecture is free to members, $10 for the general public.

And I will be at the Astrological Society of Connecticut New Age Fair on Sunday February 15, 2014 (weather permitting) giving readings from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Directions: Take I-91 to exit 26. Follow signs to Old Wethersfield Historical district. At the intersection of Main Street (flag pole), turn left. The hall is the third building down on left. Plenty of free parking at the rear of the building; lectures on the second floor.

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ASC November 16 2014 New Age Fair & Astrology Readings

Beth New Med Headshot Tomorrow is the November New Age Fair for the Astrological Society of Connecticut. I’ll be there giving readings from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This is the largest fair of the season, with many vendors there with unique gifts for the upcoming holidays. We’ll also have a large number of tarot, intuitives, angel and other types of readings including ASTROLOGERS!
Get a look into the year ahead!

Location: The Keeney Memorial Center
200 Main Street
Old Wethersfield, CT

Below is a list the fair’s of FREE lectures:

11:00 AM
Looking Ahead to 2015
Janet Booth

What’s in store for next year? More bumps and curveballs! Learn how to steer through the white water that churns when Jupiter and Saturn fight with all the outer planets. Find out when to take advantage of magical opportunities. Forewarned is forearmed!

Janet Booth (AstrologyBooth.com) has been exploring astrology for 35 years. A past president of the ASC, she writes Janet’s Plan-its astrology calendars and hosts LOOKING UP on West Hartford Community Television (available online at whctv.org – Video on Demand). She is a vendor today.

12:00 PM
Laughter Yoga
Lisa Teicher

Laughter Yoga is a child-like play with meditation and breathing exercises and LAUGHING. (No yoga mats needed). After a tragedy that happened in Lisa’s life, she decided to feel happy instead of turn the pain into a mission to help others to stay in the moment and be HAPPY! Join Lisa and forget your troubles for a while!

Lisa is a former Youth Coach and studied at School of Life in South Africa. She is a certified Laughing Yoga Instructor. You can reach Lisa at: lteicher87@gmail.com

1:00 PM
Vibrational Healing Using Tibetan Singing Bowls
Marie Menut, RN

Marie uses the vibrations of her Tibetan Singing Bowls to help release stress, tension and pain caused by trauma (physical, mental, emotional or spiritual), allowing healing to take place. Learn about her fascinating techniques and see her demonstration of the use of the Tibetan bowls.

Marie is a Master Sound Healer Multi-dimensional healer, Sound & Touch Healer, Chaplain, Grief and hospice counselor, Reiki Master, and Therapeutic Touch and Healing Touch practitioner. Her email is: mariemenut@gmail.com

2:00 PM
Back to Our Sacred Rhythm
Aaron Weston

Aaron will lecture on Metta Kinesthetics and the importance of applying loving kindness to our bodies. Interactive demonstrations will couple an in-depth conversation focused on the “when’s and why’s” of quality versus quantity in the field of movement modalities. Discover how to re-tune our divine instruments back to their Sacred Rhythm.

Aaron Weston is a Holistic Health Practitioner and Mystic of Movement. He has mastered Metta Kinesthetics, which is a fusion of Yoga, Qigong, Tai Chi and a Western exercise infused with channeled intuition. Weston is also a Reiki Master, a Mystical Alchemy and Massage Therapist.
Contact Aaron at: aaronweston57@gmail.com

3:00 PM
Past life Regression Therapy and Life memory Recall
Norton Berkowitz, Ph.D.

Dr. Berkowitz is the author of The Healing Power of Our Past, a book that tells the true stories of real people who discovered a remarkable new pathway for healing. Norton will discuss the theory of Past Life and its benefit, and will conduct a group past life session.

Norton Berkowitz, Pd.D., is a national and international lecturer and facilitator. He is a Founder and Director of the Life Memory Recall Research Group and has appeared on radio and television programs talking about Past Life Memory Recall.
To reach Dr. Berkowitz, email: norberk@aol.com

ASC New Age Fair FREE Lectures
The Keeney Center, Rotary Room, First Floor

Directions to the Keeney Center:

Directions: Take I-91 to exit 26. Follow signs to Old Wethersfield Historical district. At the intersection of Main Street (flag pole), turn left. The hall is the third building down on left. Plenty of free parking in rear of building, on the street, and across the street behind the fire station. The fair is on the second floor.

Admission is free. Free parking behind the building, on the street, and across the street behind the fire station. Proceeds go towards promoting the work of this 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For information, call the ASC InfoLine at (860) 568-8617 or email NAF@myASC.org.

Bring yourself and a friend and let’s have some fun.

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#Astrology: “What Do You See?”

Psychic (Astrology Explored) I recently had the privilege of doing astrology work at a statewide exposition. This means working with, in general, a group of people, looking for a “psychic” reading who have no knowledge of astrology or what they can get from a reading.

Being an astrologer at one of these things is a singular experience. Around me are eight gifted psychics, all with tarot cards, and (for the more dramatic) psychic looking paraphernalia on their tables. A couple of the women are astrologers too, but they know from experience that it is easier to sell their intuitive gifts than their astrological ones. Continue reading

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Giving #Astrology Readings at ASC New Age Fair Sunday August 17, 2014

(Astrology Explored) The Summer Astrological Society of Connecticut New Age fair will be here in just a few days.

WHEN: August 17, 2014
10 AM to 4 PM

WHERE: The Keeney Memorial Center
200 Main Street
Old Wethersfield, CT

And I’ll be there giving readings! If you haven’t been, you should drop by. It’s a soothing and uplifting atmosphere. You can get a reading in just about any divination tradition you wish. At $20 for a 20 minute reading, you can get more than one kind, and part of the proceeds goes toward supporting the ASC. Our vendors have a select group of New Age. Oh course, if you want a reading from me, you can do that too!

There are free lectures as well. Here is the line-up.

ASC New Age Fair FREE Lectures
The Keeney Center, Rotary Room, First Floor
August 17, 2014

11:00 AM Laugh for the Health of It!
Laura Lee

Do you want less stress and more joy in your life? If so, join us for this incredibly fun class. You’ll learn laughter exercises that have been recommended by Dr. Andrew Weil, Oprah, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta. By the end of the class, you’ll feel free of stress and high on life! No special flexibility or yoga mats needed.
A certified Laughter Yoga instructor, Laura Lee has been exploring different relaxation techniques since her days as a stressed out Yale student. Laughter Yoga was one of the most powerful stress management tools she discovered and it definitely was the most fun! Laura has been interviewed by The Hartford Courant and has been a guest on radio and public TV shows. She runs teambuilding workshops in workplaces, libraries, and hospitals.
Call her at 860-967-5272 or email her at laura.le7777@gmail.com.

12:00 PM Your Destiny and the Sacred Science of the 52 Cards
Mary Anne L. Costerella

Understand that your birthday, camouflaged inside a deck of ordinary playing cards, reveals your spiritual code and unlocks the mysteries of your life’s curriculum. Come and explore the extraordinary set of cards. Mary Anne is an integrative psychotherapist who decodes the language and anatomy of your personal birthdate to access inner guidance for greater self-discovery, wellness and personal transformation.
Mary Anne is a Licensed Psychotherapist specializing in Holistic and Integrative Psychology as an alternative treatment, a Metaphysician, an ongoing student of the Ancient Wisdoms and Esoteric Sciences, a Graduate of the Magi Fellowship Counselor Training Program, and a Nationally Certified Destiny Card Reader. Mary Anne holds a BA in Secondary Education, an MA in Counseling and Pastoral Counseling. Visit Mary Anne at PsychoSpirituatherapies.com.

1:00 PM Astrology and Your Health
Pat Peabody

Just knowing your birthday, you can know the strengths and weaknesses associated with your sign. Astrology has much to tell us about our health and our predispositions to wellness. Join us as we look at elemental and astrological influences of each sign. For example, a fiery Aries may be prone to headaches because of lack of hydration. Interestingly, all twelve signs of the zodiac can be found within the body. This knowledge gives us a heads up toward maximizing our health in a very personal way.

Pat Peabody is an astrologer, Usui Reikii Master and Karuna®Reiki Master and also teaches tarot and astrology. Pat has been an astrologer for over 20 years and is a Past President of the Astrological Society of Connecticut. She has a zest for life which she brings to her work and shares with her clients. Pat’s website is patpeabody.com and you can reach her at 860-870-8962 or 860-989-1238.

2:00 PM Explore the 7 Singing Bowl Relaxation Technique
Margaret Sylvester

Teacher of Blissful and Balanced in Enfield, Margaret offers a unique session combining Reiki, Tibetan Bowl Sound Healing and the Amethyst BioMat. Margaret uses this combination of therapies to lower blood pressure, to reduce stress and anxiety, to enhance the immune system, promote healing, relieve pain, and promote wellness of Mind, Body and Spirit.
Margaret has studied in Boulder, CO with Singing Bowl Master Shree Krishna Shahi from Kathmandu, Nepal, and mastered the 7 Bowl Relaxation Technique, Chakra Balancing Technique, ADD and ADHD therapy and more. During a session, you will be lying fully clothed on a massage table, lined with the gentle warmth of the Amethyst BioMat that delivers therapeutic Far Infrared Rays, using Reiki and Tibetan Bowl Sound Healing.
You can reach Margaret at blissfulandbalanced.com or 860-978-8111.

3:00 PM How to take care of your Channel between You and Your Guides
Rev. Tanya Tarail

Learn how to trust your own Guides and how to maintain the communication between them and you. Your own energy and channel with your guides will be improved by the method that Tanya will teach during this class.
Tanya Tarail is the founder of the Metaphysical Bodywork healing center and has had a commitment to healing others for forty-four years. Tanya is a Medical Intuitive and Massage and Cranial Sacral Therapist. Tanya is also an ordained minister by the Church of Gabriel. She combines her training with medical intuition and counseling to support the process of healing. You can reach Tanya at truepsychicnetwork.com/ttarail.php or 619-549-9300.

Directions to the Keeney Center:

Directions: Take I-91 to exit 26. Follow signs to Old Wethersfield Historical district. At the intersection of Main Street (flag pole), turn left. The hall is the third building down on left. Plenty of free parking in rear of building, on the street, and across the street behind the fire station. The fair is on the second floor.

Admission is free. Free parking behind the building, on the street, and across the street behind the fire station. Proceeds go towards promoting the work of this 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For information, call the ASC InfoLine at (860) 568-8617 or email NAF@myASC.org.

Bring yourself and a friend and let’s have some fun.


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The Astrology of Super Moons

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The Astrology of Eclipses: April 29 Solar Eclipse and Tornadoes

(Astrology Explored) One day before the April 29, 2014 Solar Eclipse a string of dangerous tornadoes started hitting the southern United States.

After spawning deadly tornadoes that flattened homes and businesses in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee, a storm system that also caused havoc in the Midwest had Georgia in its sights early Tuesday.

At least 11 people in the South were killed Monday, bringing the overall death toll from two days of severe weather to at least 28.
In Mississippi, Republican state Sen. Giles Ward huddled in a bathroom with his wife, four other family members and their dog Monday as a tornado destroyed his two-story brick house and flipped his son-in-law’s SUV upside down onto the patio in Louisville.

“For about 30 seconds, it was unbelievable,” Ward said. “It’s about as awful as anything we’ve gone through.”

Tens of thousands of customers were without power in Alabama, Mississippi, and Kentucky, which did not report tornadoes but was slammed with severe storms. Thousands more hunkered down in basements and shelters as The National Weather Service issued watches and warnings for more tornadoes throughout the night in Alabama.

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Skeptics, Astrology and Robert Currey

(Astrology Explored) When Robert Currey asked if he could use my avatar for the image of quintessential astrologer looking to mount skeptics’ challenges to astrology, I was tickled pink. Robert Currey, the proprietor of Equinox Astrology, has been carefully taking apart skeptic’s objections to astrology for years. Too much a gentleman to rip them apart with my or even Matthew Currie’s (no relation) ferocity on the subject, he non-the-less continues the good fight by evaluating skeptics’ claims and taking them apart molecule by molecule. Below is Robert’s current comictorial on the subject.

If you are so inclined share this on your Facebook page. Spreading awareness is the best way we can stand up for ourselves as astrologers and lovers of astrology.


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