Previous Programme of Events - 2006

Jan 11th: CHECK YOUR TRANSITS - with Paul Newman
Bring your chart for the popular 'transits for the year' - and see what the planets have in store for the coming year. If you would like your chart prepared beforehand on an OHP slide please contact Muriel on 01202 604021 [or on the night you can transfer your chart to a blank slide.]

Feb 8th: DISCOVER ATLANTIS - Diana Cooper
7pm for 7.30pm start. To be held in Poole at the Christian Spiritualist Church Cost: £5.00For further information and tickets please contact: Muriel - 01202 604021

A look at Places of significance in peoples lives; a look at Astrocartography with regard to life events both Karmic and Mundane. Why do things happen to us in certain places? Where do we meet people who influence our lives? Why do some places give us positive or negative vibes?

Sue will cover a range of topics including: Plant growth and planetary cycles; how plant characteristics such as colour, or habit determine planetary rulership; Astrological garden designs (e.g. herb gardens); Moon phase gardening.

Jennie will talk about this fascinating explorer from the Edwardian era. She talking about this very Aquarian man who was way ahead of his time in his approach to life. We will look at his chart and have a look at the signatures responsible for his unique qualities. The talk will be suitable for all, even those with no astrological knowledge.

Gone With the Wind, written by Margaret Mitchell, and was an instant bestseller when it was released in 1936. The movie broke all box office records and created unforgettable characters such as Scarlett O’Hara, Rhett Butler and Melanie Wilkes (immortalised respectively by Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable and Olivia DeHavilland).. Alex Trenoweth investigates the astrological reasons for the movies enduring appeal.

Jul 12th: HARMONICS – Chris Mitchell
Your birth chart is like a tune - we normally concentrate on the main theme but harmonics provide a way of hearing the rich undercurrents running alongside the main theme tune as well. Each "harmonic" provides a whole set of resonant points in your chart that enable you to take a magnifying glass to your chart and look at the finer detail. Don't just hum the tune - listen to the symphony orchestra playing in your chart!

To begin with there will be a couple of short introductory talks, after which we will celebrate the 5th birthday of WAC.

Paul will be looking in some detail at the individual and composite charts of the Beatles, plus the charts of some special moments in their unique career (Lennon and McCartney's first meeting, Brian Epstein at the Cavern, Beatles meet Elvis etc.)

Oct 11th: THE CRYSTAL ZODIAC - Judy Hall
Many people are aware of the fact that there is a birthstone associated with each sign of the zodiac but many are surprised to learn that there are, in fact several, and that the history of these associations goes way back into antiquity. Judy Hall will share some of the research into the history of birthstones that she has undertaken as part of her M.A. in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology at Bath Spa University. Research which, so far, has encompassed ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, India, Arabia, medieval astrology, alchemy, number, sacred geometry and much much more!

The art of astrology is based on the synchronicity between the macrocosm and the microcosm. This talk explores this mysterious law which ensures there are no coincidences in life. You will be invited to test it by playing an astrology board game Phoebe has created. Will the throw of the dice, that leads you to a certain house and planet, correspond to your issues? Come and see.

Bring some mince pies and other festive goodies, look back on the year and prepare for the next.

Previous Programme of Events - 2008

Jan 9th: Check Your Transits - with Paul Newman
Bring your chart for the popular 'transits for the year' - and see what the planets have in store for the coming year. If you would like your chart prepared beforehand on an OHP slide please contact Muriel on 01202 604021 [or on the night you can transfer your chart to a blank slide.]

Feb 13th: Geomancy, the Mediaeval Art of Fortune Telling - Chris Mitchell:
The ancient art of geomancy, which means "fortune telling from the Earth", and has been practiced across the world for thousands of years from China (where it developed into the I Ching) to Africa and Arabic countries. By about a thousand years ago, it was well established by the Arabs, who combined it with astrology and introduced it to medieval Europe to form a system of divination that was flexible enough to be used for simple fairground fortune-telling, or to run the complex affairs of kings.In tonight's talk, Chris Mitchell from the Astrological Association will be talking about how it works, and doing free fortune telling after the talk !

Mar 12th: Saturn and soul growth: the karmic potential in your chart - Judy Hall
Esoteric astrology looked on Saturn as the ‘ring-pass-not’ beyond which only the initiated could progress and the ancients looked on Saturn as the soul. This practical workshop will explore Saturn in the birthchart as an indicator of the karmic deficits and challenges and the perennial wisdom carried by your soul. [Bring your chart on an OHP slide or on the night you can transfer your chart to a blank slide.]

Apr 9th: Hercules'Labours: the Evolutionary Path round the Zodiac - An interactive talk by Phoebe Wyss
"Which of the twelve Hercules myths is relevant to you? And what can your myth reveal about your past-life karma and your present-life challenges? We are all tested in different ways and at different times. The Hercules myths give us help in performing our labours, and astrology reveals when, how and where the hard challenges will appear." Phoebe has been a professional astrologer for donkey’s years. She runs the Brighton and Hove astrology circle, and is the author of an astrology game and a newly published book with the same title as her talk.

May 14th: Open Forum at WAC
An open evening for all levels whether complete beginners or professional. Come along and bring your charts of either personal or topical events. Bring your thoughts and ideas, bring your questions, bring your friends, but most importantly, bring yourselves.

Jun 11th: Re-evaluating Harmonic Charts - Garry Phillipson
For a while in the 80's, harmonics were slated to be the Next Big Thing in astrology. This never quite happened, and instead they have almost been forgotten in many quarters. In this talk, Garry will ask 'what went wrong' for the harmonic revolution. With that as background, he will suggest that we can in fact get a lot of useful information from charts if we look at certain harmonics, or 'minor aspects' - specifically those based on dividing the circle by 5, 7 and 9. These are, after all, key factors in Indian astrology. The talk will focus largely on the question of how we can bring these into a western horoscopic practice, without being overwhelmed by information. This will mainly be a practical, looking-at-natal-charts type of talk.

Jul 9th: TARIPAY PACHA - Lorraine Exley
The EARTHKEEPERS, medicine men and medicine women, remind us that we inform the Mysteries as much as they inform us and that we have a responsibility to become active, conscious participants in this. It is the time of The Gathering. All the traditions have spoken, the Hindus, the Mayas, the Hopi, the Andean Lamas. This is the Time we have been waiting for and it is important to learn the way of the EARTHKEEPERS, to perceive at a much higher level the energy and vibration that make up the physical universe including the planets. As astrologers we are now called upon to open ourselves to new ways of participating in this planetary energy. Lorraine is an Andean Mesa Carrier who will share with you ways to connect to this energy through your astrological work, manifesting new levels of awareness on earth. The time is Now. [please bring a pencil and paper].

To begin with there will be a couple of short introductory talks, after which we will celebrate the 7th birthday of WAC.

Sep 10th: PLUTO IN CAPRICORN – Pat Hutton
Pat will look at the implications both globally and personally of Pluto’s transit into the Saturn ruled sign of Capricorn, where it will remain until the end of November 2024. Over the last 13 years, we have become used to the extravagance of Pluto’s journey through Sagittarius, and it is no coincidence that when it joined Jupiter in Capricorn earlier this year, the credit squeeze began to bite. Pat will talk us through this and other probabilities under this influence and throw open the subject for further debate.

Oct 8th: FAMOUS ASTROLOGERS - Paul Newman
Paul looks at the charts and gives a short history on the life and work ofsome modern pioneering astrologers including Alan Leo and Charles Carter.

Karmic astrology believes that there is a purpose to incarnation, a Soul intention to grow and evolve. But can we ascertain our true purpose from the Chart and are there other factors that can intervene? To bring greater clarity to our Soul’s journey, Judy will consider it from a higher vibrational level as well as from the placement of the Moon/Saturn/Neptune and the North and South Nodes, to help us understand the challenges, expectations and ingrained patterns shown in the Chart and the karmic lessons to be learned.

Bring some mince pies and other festive goodies, look back on the year and prepare for the next.
[No admission charge for this event]

What's New in this WebSite

12/01/12: Programme of event pages re-organised so that 2011 is in 'previous' and 2012 is now available in current.
25/01/11: Programme of events pages re-organised into Current and Previous event pages.
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17/01/09: June details added to 2009 programme
13/12/08 : 2009 events updated with info for July and September
24/10/08 : Newsletter page updated with 2008 issue; preview of 2009 events added
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29/04/08 : May details revised
12/01/08 : May details for 2008, Entrance fee is now £4.00
08/12/07 : June details added to 2008 Programme
04/12/07 : March details added to 2008 Programme
09/10/07 : Programme 2008 - some early info added
06/09/07 : Added placeholder for this years newsletter
01/09/07 : Correct astrology links page.
29/08/07 : Add next and last year's programme of event entries. Amended welcome page.
25/08/07 : New website address and changes in format for blog template usage.
Previous website addess updates:
30/03/07 : Programme 2007 - updated with details for September.
20/02/07 : Programme 2007 - updated with details for October.
16/02/07 : Programme 2007 - updated with details for June.
07/02/07 : Programme 2007 - updated with details for July.
26/01/07 : Programme 2007 - with details for May and November added.

16/12/06 : Programme page updated for 2007 events
12/09/06 : Added in this years September newsletter
26/03/06 : Programme 2006 - details for November talk added
18/03/06 : Programme 2006 - details for September talk added.
04/02/06 : Programme 2006 - details for October talk added.

27/12/05 : Programme page updated for 2006 events.
03/12/05 : Updated 2006 programme of events; updated links page.
26/11/05 : Welcome page amened to have clearer links to Newsletter and Programme of events. Corrected image paths for WAC newsletter, uploaded better quality images as well.
19/11/05 : Added link to WAC newsletter
11/11/05 : Updated 2006 event details for May.
29/10/05 : Updated 2006 event details for April. Amended contact details
22/10/05 : Added link to 2005 programme page to see planned events for 2006
04/06/05 : Talk details for July to December 2005 amended.
22/05/05 : Talk details for July to December 2005 updated.
26/03/05 : Talk details added for June, changed for July.

27/11/04 : Program of events for January to June 2005 now available. Updated links page, adding link to
06/06/04 : Program of events for July to December 2004 now available
03/03/04 : Shamanic Journey of the Sun project link changed to point to new website.
11/02/04 : Program of events for January to June 2004 finalised.

15/12/03 : Initial version of program of events for 2004 added.
03/08/03 : Talk info for October added to Program of events.
19/07/03 : Program details for Jul to Dec added.
05/06/03 : June talk details added, astrology class information amended.
26/04/03 : Details for the talk in June changed
25/04/03 : Pat Law's talk details added to programme
15/03/03 : Rectification talk notes added to Articles and Papers page

23/10/02 : Programme for Jan to June 2003 added. Some changes made to graphics and layout of index. Details of astrology classes added.
26/05/02 : Programme for 2002 July to December finalised.
10/02/02 : Programme for 2002 updated, with more info on July.
26/01/02 : Some members home pages added to the links page.

18/12/01 : Programme for 2002 now available.
23/11/01 : Included more detail about Astrology Classes, tidy of main programme page.
05/11/01 : Changed programme for Nov 21st to Open Forum. Updated preview of 2002 programme.
28/10/01 : Changed programme for Dec 5th from Quiz Night to Open Forum on Mercury.
26/08/01 : Saturn talk notes added.
12/08/01 : Website updated ready for 'launch' day on August 15th. .
21/07/01 : New format and look for The Wessex Astrology Circle.
10/07/01 : Meetings for August added to the program.
09/07/01 : Temporary Contact Info added, plus details of July 4th's meeting and the planned meeting for July18th.
03/07/01 : News section returns, program and contact info updated.

Astrology Links

please note : all links open a new browser window

Astrological Association : for journal info, UK events etc - the portal for astrology related events and organisations in Bristol
and the West.


The Shamanic Journey of the Sun, the results of a 12-month experiment using astrology and shamanism to honour the Sun's path and search for lost pieces of the Planet Earth's Soul by Lorraine Exley and Paul Newman


Faculty of Astrological Studies, offers three levels of Correspondence Course for students
wishing to study at home: Certificate, Intermediate and Diploma.

Mayo School of Astrology, offers three levels of Correspondence Course for students wishing to study at home: Basic, Advanced Preparatory and Advanced


Apollon, Journal of Psychological Astrology.

Circles of Light, Weekly E-zine of astrology and metaphysics.

The Mountain Astrologer Magazine, one of the best English-language astrology magazine in the world today.


Urania Trust, The Urania Trust is a registered UK educational charity, founded in 1970,
which provides a service to the British and worldwide astrological community.

Widgets World Astrology, a large selection of resources, including the facility to post arcticles which may be published on line.


Astro Shop Online, mostly reports and readings.

The Wessex Astrologer, sells astrology books and products. Distributor
of the Mountain Astrologer in the UK


Astrocalc, Astrocalc is available as a basic chart calculation program with a range of
optional building blocks, this means you can buy what you need (or can afford).

Astrolabe, home of SolarFire

Astrolog, download and documentation site. Astrolog is a powerful, customizable, and platform independent astrology chart calculation program, it is 100% freeware and requires no registration fee. Definitely a good choice.

home of WinStar, plus access to AstroTalk E-zine.

World of Wisdom, Horoscope Interpreter (with transits), plus Love Horoscopes (synastry).

Previous Programme of Events - 2007

PROGRAMME SUBJECT TO CHANGE - Meetings are held on 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Jan 10th: CHECK YOUR TRANSITS - with Paul Newman
Bring your chart for the popular 'transits for the year' - and see what the planets have in store for the coming year. If you would like your chart prepared beforehand on an OHP slide please contact Muriel on 01202 604021 [or on the night you can transfer your chart to a blank slide.]

Feb 14th: SOULMATE OR TWINFLAME ? – Judy Hall
Everyone thinks that life will be wonderful when they meet their soulmate, but so many find that it’s not what they thought it would be, or they find their soulmate only to lose them or discover that they don’t want to know. Soulmates help us learn some difficult lessons but Twinflames, on the other hand, are here to unconditionally love and support us. Knowing the difference can be tricky, especially astrologically speaking, so Judy will look at some of the indications and possibilities around these themes.

Mar 14th: YES, BUT WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?- Garry Phillipson
The essence of astrology is meaning. We study charts because they mean things; they signify trends, proclivities and events in people’s lives. But where does this meaning reside? Does it exist outside us – a ‘script of the gods’ that we just need to decipher? Do we somehow create it within our own minds? Or is the answer neither of the above? Drawing on astrological, psychological and religious thought, Garry will draw different models of astrology out for discussion.

Apr 11th: A MEDIAEVAL TOY BOX - Chris Mitchell
Modern astrology is awash with techniques - we have ten planets, thousands of asteroids, midpoint trees, sesquiquadrates, quintiles and semi-septiles to play with, and a whole new psychological language to explain concepts to our clients. How on earth did mediaeval astrologers work using just seven planets and five aspects? In this talk Chris Mitchell from the Astrological Association of Great Britain will be showing you how you can use mediaeval techniques such as peregrination, reception, dignity, Arabic Parts, lunations and almutens in your own charts. Come along and find out why syzygy is more than just a high-scoring Scrabble word, and where your Part of Bondage is!

May 9th: HIDDEN ZODIAC - Penelope Baird
Penelope will give us an insight into her book which details her own discovery that a number of famous, influential and much studied narratives all follow a 12 part structure which matches the formula of astrology’s 12 Houses. This can almost be considered to be ‘the European civilisation’s best kept secret’ because these narratives are all famous and much researched.

Jun 13th: EMBODIED ASTROLOGY - John Wadsworth
Embodied astrology offers us the opportunity to experience astrology first hand through our own embodied engagement with its symbolism. In this presentation, John Wadsworth will both discuss and inter-actively demonstrate the educative and healing potential of this form of experiential astrology. John has been working as a professional astrologer for the past fourteen years and has helped to pioneer creative ways of thinking about and working with the ancient language of astrology, both academically and experientially. He holds an MA in Cultural Astronomy & Astrology from Bath Spa University and his thesis included the first ever academic treatment of the practice of astrodrama.

Jul 11th: DELINEATION, Unfolding the Story within the chart - Darrelyn Gunzburg
Delineation is one of those techniques we all have to do as astrologers, yet when confronted with a whole chart, where do you start? Do you “paint by numbers”? Or is there a more effective way of moving through a chart to give clarity? This lecture focuses on how you can look for and define the themes and issues within a horoscope, how you can assess the many shades of grey and, most importantly, how you can help a person to understand the best use of the multiple diversity contained within their chart.

To begin with there will be a couple of short introductory talks, after which we will celebrate the 6th birthday of WAC.

Patricia Law uses astrology in her hypnotherapy practice as it helps her clients to discuss their problems more objectively. It also highlights deep seated patterns of behaviour that need to change. Come and share in some examples of how astrology can provide the key to unlocking psychological problems.

Oct 10th: QUIZ SHOWS & TALK SHOWS- Paul Newman
Paul looks at the astrological history of the television quiz show and game show from 'Truth and Consequences' and 'The Weakest Link' with many other key charts from the genre.

Peter, an author of 5 books about our spiritual heritage, dowsing and sacred sites; gives one of his inspiring illustrated presentations based on his new book, 13 Moons - Conversations with the Goddess, a novel in which a man is contacted by the Earth Spirit, at 13 sacred sites across Europe on 13 full moons, to receive vital lessons for Mankind - before it's too late! The true meanings of sacred geometry, sacred sites, Mary Magdalene, the Grail, ley lines and more will be covered, and how we can connect with the Land to ensure our survival. Much has been channelled as well as based on Peter's own experiences. The 13 Insights offer ways to live for a better world.

Bring some mince pies and other festive goodies, look back on the year and prepare for the next.

Meetings, Contact Details & Venue


held on the SECOND WEDNESDAY of the month from 7.30 to 9.30pm.

A charge of £5.00 is made for the meetings unless otherwise stated.

Programme subject to changes. Please check if you want to attend a particular meeting.

CONTACT DETAILS Enquiries to Gloria: Telephone: 01202 670396, E-mail: tba

VENUE The Venue for meetings is Poole Christian Spiritualist Church
(18 Kingland Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 1TP).

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WAC 'inception' chart

The Wessex Astrology Circle 'date of birth' - 15th August 2001, time: 7.30 pm, Poole, Dorset. Click on image below to see it full size.