The Astrological Society of Princeton, N.J., Inc.



2022-2023 Meeting Schedule:

Our monthly meetings start at 2:00 PM.  

Location:

Currently, all of our meetings are being presented online via Zoom.




Sunday, October 9th, 2022

NOTE: This meeting will be conducted as a live online presentation via Zoom. 

Daisy and Barry Orr, "The Astrological Life of an Organization: A 50th Birthday Retrospective"
Do the natal charts of organizations really work? On the occasion of the Astrological Society of Princeton’s 50th birthday in October, we will examine the chart of A.S.P. and look at the critical events that shaped the organization.  First, we will discuss how A.S.P.’s horoscope was elected by its founder, Ken Negus.  Then we will retrospectively test a variety of predictive tools (including solar returns, transits, and annual profections) to determine which ones most accurately depicted actual events.  

This is a FREE lecture.  Zoom links will be sent to all on our mailing list before the talk.


Sunday, November 13th, 2022

NOTE: This meeting will be conducted as a live online presentation via Zoom.  Once you register for the webinar (see below), you will receive email instructions providing details on how to access the talk. These will be sent on the day before the meeting.

Ronnie Gale Dreyer, "The Predictive Power of Eclipses"
Eclipses have always been the best predictors of events that affect you and the world at large. Focusing on current eclipses, we will see how they activate your natal chart and impact humankind. Eclipses are potent for several months before and after they occur depending on the degrees they cross.  We will be paying special attention to the eclipses of October 25 and November 8.

Bio:
Ronnie Gale Dreyer
is an internationally-known consultant, lecturer, and teacher based in NYC. She has written numerous books and articles including Vedic Astrology and Venus. Ronnie holds ongoing classes and an annual Sensitive Degrees webinar for the year ahead. She received her M.A. in South Asian Languages from Columbia University.  Her website is https://ronniedreyer.com/.

You must register in advance to attend this lecture; cost is $5 for A.S.P. members/students, and $20 for non-A.S.P. members.  You can register for this online meeting webinar by pressing the button below:

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Sunday, December 11th, 2022

The annual A.S.P. Holiday Party. 




Sunday, January 8th, 2023

NOTE: This meeting will be conducted as a live online presentation.  Once you register for the webinar (see below), you will receive email instructions providing details on how to access the talk. 

Members's Day Lecture by Ellen Zucker ("2023: America at the Tipping Point"); group discussion of 2022 Winter Solstice chart

You must register in advance to attend this lecture; cost is $5 for A.S.P. members/students, and $20 for non-A.S.P. members.  You can register for this online meeting webinar by pressing the button below:

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Sunday, February 12th, 2023

NOTE: This meeting will be conducted as a live online presentation via Zoom.  Once you register for the webinar (see below), you will receive email instructions providing details on how to access the talk. These will be sent on the day before the meeting.

Kim Farnell,  "Simon Forman's Astrology"
Simon Forman (1552-1611) wrote multiple versions of his astrological manual - none of which saw their way into print. History remembers him as an incompetent quack; astrologers as a highly skilled practitioner, especially of medical astrology. This talk examines his work (focusing on MS Sloane 99, which Kim has transcribed and published in an annotated and modernised version), and looks at Forman's sources, techniques and contribution to astrology, as well as his own interpretations of charts.

Bio:
Kim Farnell has been an astrologer since 1990 and has taught astrology and lectured extensively in the UK and overseas. Kim was President of the Astrological Lodge of London for twelve years and is currently pursuing a PhD focusing on the history of the horoscope column and women's relationship to astrology. Her primary focus is the history of astrology and she has published a number of books including a biography of the astrologers Alan and Bessie Leo.

You must register in advance to attend this lecture; cost is $5 for A.S.P. members/students, and $20 for non-A.S.P. members.  You can register for this online meeting webinar by pressing the button below:

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Sunday, March 12th, 2023

NOTE: This meeting will be conducted as a live online presentation via Zoom.  Once you register for the webinar (see below), you will receive email instructions providing details on how to access the talk. These will be sent on the day before the meeting.

John Marchesella, "Synastry: Conventional and Not So Conventional Techniques of Relationship Dynamics"
There are some basic techniques of synastry that we will review, but we’ll also explore some indications of attraction that are not in many astrologer’s toolkits.  We’ll also take a look at the astrology of some very conventional relationships and some not so conventional relationships.

Bio:
John Marchesella is an old friend of A.S.P.  He has been practicing astrology for 46 years in New York City.  He has been very involved with NCGR, serving as Chair of the National Board, President of the New York Chapter and Director of Education there too.  He is fully certified by NCGR-PAA and a frequent speaker at conferences and contributor to many astrological publications.  He may not be an expert on relationships but he knows the art of synastry very well.  His website is http://www.astrojohn.com/index.html.

You must register in advance to attend this lecture; cost is $5 for A.S.P. members/students, and $20 for non-A.S.P. members.  You can register for this online meeting webinar by pressing the button below:

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Sunday, April 2, 2023

NOTE: This meeting will be conducted as a live online presentation via Zoom.  Once you register for the webinar (see below), you will receive email instructions providing details on how to access the talk. These will be sent on the day before the meeting.

John Townley, "In His Own Image"
Says Genesis I:27: So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

In more worldly/temporal times, it is now often considered what actually happens is the other way round – each culture creates its god(s) in the image of itself.

Has astrology done the same thing? Faced with a plethora of newly-discovered trans-Neptunian objects we struggle to name, and then interpret proposed meanings in our horoscopes, who or what is leading the game? Are we getting it backwards, sideways, or not at all? Worse, with the already-accepted recent additions to our pantheon (Chiron, the four main asteroids, even the admittedly-useful “hypothetical” planets) not to mention relative historical newcomers Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, have we already made enduring mistakes of judgment? Or even the original seven – whose “meanings” arose in the very periods we most  challenge for anthropomorphizing cosmic beliefs to begin with, in a time when the Sun revolved around the Earth.

A look at some of the dumb mistakes, near-disasters, and suspicious factors associated with how we have come to interpret what we’ve got, leading to some hopeful suggestions for a more consistent job of it without just throwing up our hands in despair at the rampant uncertainties at the heart of astrology.

About John Townley:
Early in his astrological career, John Townley introduced the composite chart technique for analyzing relationships in his book The Composite Chart, and twenty years later wrote the definitive work on the subject, Composite Charts: The Astrology Of Relationships. He has pioneered techniques for astrological cycle analysis and proposed a new, physical basis for astrology. He is also the author of Planets in Love, Dynamic Astrology, and Lunar Returns, has been the president of the Astrologers' Guild of America, was the editor of The Astrological Review, and is a contributor to professional and popular astrological magazines. His books have been translated into seven languages. John has been featured on the BBC, CBC, PBS, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNET and Granada radio & TV, Polish National Radio/TV, Voice of America, Armed Forces Radio, and cable TV. His website is https://www.astrococktail.com.

You must register in advance to attend this lecture; cost is $5 for A.S.P. members/students, and $20 for non-A.S.P. members.  You can register for this online meeting webinar by pressing the button below:

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Sunday, June 11, 2023

NOTE: This meeting will be conducted as a live online presentation via Zoom.  Once you register for the webinar (see below), you will receive email instructions providing details on how to access the talk. These will be sent on the day before the meeting.

Bruce Scofield, "Hot Topics in Astrology"
In this talk, Bruce will consider some major issues, historical and contemporary, that have been debated in the field of astrology. These topics include the following: tropical vs. sidereal zodiac, the choice
of house systems, is astrology an art or a science?, does astrology work by signs or causes?, is astrology fatalistic? These topics, and possibly others, will be presented in part as a discussion to allow
those who attend a chance to participate in the arguments central to these issues of great importance to the future of astrology.

Biography
: Bruce Scofield began studying astrology in 1967 and has earned a living as an astrological consultant since 1980. In the early 1980's he passed astrological certification tests from both the American Federation of Astrologers (AFA) and the National Council for Geocosmic Research (CA-NCGR) and during the 1990's was the national education director for the latter organization for five years. He is on the faculty of Kepler College (www.kepler.edu) and maintains a private practice based in Amherst, Massachusetts, working with clients by telephone and email. Bruce often speaks at astrology conferences and meetings and is the author of numerous articles and eight books on astrology. He is a frequent writer for the Mountain Astrologer magazine and the Llewellyn Moon and Sun Sign books, and has had articles published in the NCGR Journal, Dell Horoscope, American Astrology and many other astrological magazines and journals. Bruce has several other interests including science, hiking, photography, music, and archaeology and has had articles, books and creative works published in those areas as well. He holds a BA in history from Rutgers University, an MA in social sciences from Montclair University and a PhD in Geosciences from the University of Massachusetts where he has taught cosmic evolution and Gaia Theory. His website is www.onereed.com.

You must register in advance to attend this lecture; cost is $5 for A.S.P. members/students, and $20 for non-A.S.P. members.  You can register for this online meeting webinar by pressing the button below:

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