The Rape of Persephone and the Corruption of the Guardians

October 8th & 9th, 2022, brings us the peak of the Draconid meteor shower.

Predicted peak: October 9, 2022, at 1 UTC (evening of October 8 for the Americas).
When to watch: There’s no dark window for watching the Draconids in 2022. If you want to watch in moonlight, try the evening of October 8.
Overall duration of shower: October 8 through 9.
Radiant: Highest in the sky in the evening hours. See chart below.
Nearest moon phase: Full moon is 20:55 UTC on October 9. In 2022, the full or nearly full moon will drown most Draconid meteors from view.
Expected meteors at peak, under ideal conditions: Under a dark sky with no moon, you might catch 10 Draconid meteors per hour.
Note: The Draconid shower is a real oddity, in that the radiant point stands highest in the sky as darkness falls. That means that, unlike many meteor showers, more Draconids are likely to fly in the evening hours than in the morning hours after midnight. This shower is usually a sleeper, producing only a handful of languid meteors per hour in most years. But watch out if the Dragon awakes! In rare instances, fiery Draco has been known to spew forth many hundreds of meteors in a single hour. That possibility keeps many skywatchers outside – even in moonlight – during this shower.

Draco in Greek mythology has an interesting history.

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Astrological Society of Connecticut Resumes New Age Fairs

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New Age Fairs Resume This Month!
New Age Fair – Sunday, July 17, 2022
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
free admission – free parking –
free lectures
Come with a Friend and Make a day of it!

After a hiatus of more than two years, the popular ASC New Age Fairs resume Sunday, July 17, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center, 200 Main St., Wethersfield (our regular location for years).

Some modifications are planned as a result of continuing concerns about COVID and its evolving variants. Masks are encouraged (and required for anyone unvaccinated). To allow us all to be a little more spread out, we will have fewer readers, vendors and wellness practitioners. The kitchen won’t have a full line-up of refreshments, only some beverages. You are welcome to bring your own lunch or snacks, and we plan to have a couple food trucks on site.

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#ForensicAstrology: A free lecture given by moi

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Protected: Solar Arcs on Cosmic Tuesdays with Anthony Picco: Guest~Beth Turnage

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#SolarArcs for all of us.

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The #Astrology of June 2021 #SolarEclipse

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Solar Eclipse: Horoscope below the fold.

(Astrology Explored) A dramatic ring of fire solar eclipse fills the sky in the upper East Coast of the United States and Canada. It begins to be visible at the southernmost edge to 4:12 EDT and ends in Moscow at 11:26 AM EDT.

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The #Astrology of #Venus in #Cancer: Who’s Emotional?

Venus in Cancer

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(Astrology Explored) The only sound in my office is the tapping of my pen on my notebook. I look at the clock again. Damn it, the woman promised to be here yesterday, but then again, she’s not the most punctual. Then she canceled at the last minute, blaming it on Mercury in Retrograde, and promising with a “pretty please with a cherry on top,” to make our appointment today.

About to give up on the whole thing, my doorbell rang, and there she stood with a smile and a bunch of flowers in her hand. She wore a draped gossamer moonshine dress and silver sandals with straps that wound around her calves. It was the perfect outfit to commemorate her move into the sign of Cancer.

“Hello, Venus,” I said.

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Practical #Astrology: #MercuryRetrograde explained in 60 Seconds

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Reader #Astrology Question: What is a Grand Rising?

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Question: What is grand rising in astrology?

I have no clue and I’ve been practicing astrology for 35 years.

Now if you were asking about a Grand Trine or a Grand Cross, (because  astrologers use the word “grand” when speaking about trines or squares, then I can tell you about that.


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Dietrech Pessin Lecture and Frank Clifford Workshop at the ASC


ASC May, 2021 Newsletter

Astrological Society of Connecticut, Inc.
PO Box 402, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-0402
860-568-8617Our 2020 – 2021 Season wraps up with TWO events!
Zoom Meetings

The ASC is currently presenting our lectures and workshops on Zoom. If you don’t have a great way to view Zoom, there’s a phone number you can use to call in and listen to the meeting. Members will be emailed the Zoom link in the days prior to the lecture. For non-members who pay the $10 non-member lecture fee (by the deadline the day before the event) using the Donation button at the bottom of our alphabetical menu on our ASC homepage, there is not an automatic reply with a link. For the workshop follow the link below. Ahead of the event date, you will be emailed the lecture link by our Membership Chair, Debby Vincelette
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Lecture at 7:00 PM
(pre-lecture at 6:00 PM)

Dietrech Pessin

This astro-charm integrates the Ascendant, Sun, and Moon into a singular point. We’ll explore how it describes what motivates you, how you function in relationships and more. The Part of Fortune takes your eye right to the heart of the matter in natal charts, returns and progressions and can make or break an election or horary chart. It would be helpful for you to know your Part of Fortune before the lecture, although a calculation sheet will be supplied to help you calculate it.Dietrech Pessin ( is the author of Lunar Shadows III: The Predictive Power of Moon Phases and Eclipses, which details her 1991 discovery of the Lunar Gestation Cycle, a predictive Moon phase technique featured in SolarFire software. In addition to her practice, writing and teaching, since 1995, she’s done a weekly astrology report broadcast on WZBC 90.3 FM in Newton, MA

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