The Astrological Society of Princeton, N.J., Inc.
Plainsboro Public Library, 9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro, NJ. An interactive map and more details can be found on https://aspnj.org/plainsboro_directions.html.
Sunday, October 13th, 2019 (2:00 PM)
"Blendings: Combining Composite and Davison Charts for Relationship
Work - Introducing the Part of Union"
Each relationship is unique, and the astrology for
a relationship can have the same uniqueness of an individual’s natal
chart. Comparison, or Synastry techniques, focus on how the partners’
charts interact and connect. The Composite method combines the natal
charts into a single entity. Another combined chart method, the
Davison Relationship chart, is calculated for the midpoint in time and
place for two individuals and is included in several astrology software
programs. After working with them for many years, astrologer Amir Bey
finds the parallels between them to be compelling and uses both
techniques together. One striking parallel is that the Suns,
Midheavens, and Lunar Nodes’ positions of the Davison charts are the
same or opposite the Composite’s within 5°, rarely beyond 4°.
They could be called a Triad, because of this consistency, and how the
combination of Purpose, Self-awareness and associations – Sun,
MC, and the Nodes, implies that individuality and destiny is realized
or interwoven through social interaction. From that he developed a new
point, "The Part of Union," using
calculations between those three points. This discussion will cover the
parallels between the two methods, and how to use the Part of Union in
transits and progressions and analyzing relationships.
Bio: Amir Bey is an artist and astrologer from New York City. He has studied astrology since 1971, and has had a lifelong interest in history and mythology. He is a renowned mixed media sculptor and curator, and has combined art and astrology in many projects internationally, including Japan, Turkey, France, Martinique, Spain, and Germany. He is also the creator of the Equinox Celebration Tarot, a 36-card deck in which each card image was originally carved in stone. In addition, Amir has worked as a radio producer at KPFA-FM in Berkeley, CA, producing such shows as "Black Air," "Third World News," and "The Souls of Black Folk." His website is: http://www.equinoxcelebration.com .
November 10th, 2019 (2:00 PM)
"Astrology: Cause, Coincidence, or Both?"
Astrologers are hard-put to make a causal link between planetary motions above and human experience below. Are events driven by the stars, or is it just “synchronicity”? Actually, it may be seriality, described by visionary Austrian biologist (and “father of epigenetics”) Paul Kammerer in his seminal 1919 Das Gesetz der Serie, which explains how a lot of other seemingly-anomalistic events occur as well. It’s as close as it comes to a “theory of everything” you've wondered about, including astrology. It is the subject of an in-the-works documentary “Crossroads of Coincidence”, based on the translation and elucidation of Kammerer’s work by Robert Schmidt and John Townley.
Bio: 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 http://www.astrococktail.com.
Sunday, December 8th, 2019
The annual ASP Holiday Party at Romeo's Ristorante Italiano, 10
Schalks Crossing Road, Plainsboro, NJ at 1:00 PM. A variety of the finest Italian dishes
will be served, including some vegetarian entrees, dessert, and coffee
or tea. This is a B.Y.O.B. establishment -- bring festive holiday
To help cover the costs of the party and reserve your seat, we are asking that each person attending contribute $30.00. Please click here to reserve your seat using PayPal or your credit card.
Sunday, January 12th, 2020
Members's Day. Speakers: Ellen Zucker ("Astrological Outlook for 2020"); Katie Burtis ("Connections Between Astrology and the Myers-Briggs Typology").
Sunday, February 9th, 2020
"All About Marriage"
What are the love aspects in astrology that truly
define a committed relationship, marriage? There are a specific group
of astrological planetary connections that will enhance a long-term
relationship. Without these aspects your relationship will be
challenged. These influences can be found in the composite chart and
the marriage chart as well. We will be covering the charts of several
celebrities that have and have not had long term unions and why.
Marriage in the solar return and the Part of Marriage, a key factor in
the relationships you will attract,will be discussed. You will also
discover how you can predict one lasting marriage or several marriages
in a person’s natal chart.
Bio: Christine Rakela is a published author of The Love Relationship Formula and a professional, certified astrologer through the National Council for Geocosmic Research. She has hosted and produced a television program on Manhattan Cable in New York City for 22 years. Christine has lectured throughout the United States, co-hosted a show on WBAI Radio for 2 years and has been a featured guest on the A&E Network. Christine has written several articles for Dell Horoscope Magazine, and also has a BA from Sacramento State University.
Sunday, March 8th, 2020
Sunday, April 19th, 2020
Robert Hand, Topic TBA