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April News
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Austin Coppock
April 8, 2015
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Greetings, members and supporters!   We have a few items of news to discuss.

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First, with the recent departure of membership director Maria Wander, we are in need of a Membership director.  We will be taking applications until the New Moon in Aries on April 18th.  If you’re interested, consult the membership director search blog entry and then email us at youngastrologers@gmail.com with a brief description of your relevant experience and qualities.

 

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Second, there’s a new piece up on the AYA guest blog- Manda Selva’s Roles of Destiny.  In this fun and insightful article, Manda explores the relationship between actors, their charts, and the roles that made them famous. If you’re a member or benefactor of the AYA, we’d love to hear from you about contributing to the blog- please email us at youngastrologers@gmail.com

 

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Those of you looking to enhance to further professionalize  should consider the OPA retreat in California this October.  Not only does it offer a bevy of courses and workshops, our friends at the Organization for Professional Astrologers have been kind enough to offer AYA members a 10% discount to the retreat.  For more information, visit the OPA page.

 

 

 

 

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Chinese New Year News
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Austin Coppock
February 18, 2015
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Happy Chinese New Year!  We’ve got a few updates for you.

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Beginnings and Endings

First, after years of service, Maria Wander is stepping down as the AYA’s Membership Director.  Maria’s energy, intelligence and pure exuberance has seen the AYA through a number of growing pains, and she has been an instrumental part of making the AYA what it is today.  Thank you, Maria!

With Maria’s upcoming departure, the AYA has is short one Membership Director.  We are thus announcing a search for a new Membership Director.  If you are interested in stepping in to fill Maria’s shoes, check out the position description here and shoot us an email. 

While Maria may be soon to leave us, we are happy to announce the arrival of Emily Newhouse, our new Social Media Liaison, who will be taking over our Facebook and Twitter feeds.  Stop by our Facebook page (address) and say hi!

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The clock is winding down to get us your contribution to the second issue of the Ascendant!  The deadline is the last day of February!   You can find the call for submissions here.

 

 

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Membership Director Search
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Austin Coppock
February 18, 2015
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The AYA is looking for a new Membership Director!

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The Membership Director is responsible for writing newsletters, updating and maintaining the membership database, and creating activities for AYA members. The Membership Director is one of the AYA’s key officers, and is expected to participate in all discussions about all major AYA projects.  The position, like all AYA positions, is a strictly volunteer.  Though the amount of time required varies, the position usually occupies between 5-10 hours each month.

If you’re interested, please inquire at youngastrologers@gmail.com.

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The Ascendant, Vol. 2- Call For Papers
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Austin Coppock
January 23, 2015
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We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting submissions for the second issue of The Ascendant, the official journal of the Association for Young Astrologers

The story of the creation of modern astrology seems to be well known. But what do we really know? 

The second issue of The Ascendant seeks papers that discuss astrologies that have potentially been overlooked in the historical emphasis on Theosophical publishing in the history of modern astrology. We are looking for articles that discuss astrologies and astrologers active during the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries who have not received enough attention and who may not fit neatly into this dominant narrative. 

We are particularly interested in papers that focus on
non-English areas of research in order to better integrate our historical understanding of this aspect of the development of modern astrology.

Possible topics include:
1) looking at the continuity of classical and traditional techniques across the practice of astrology during this time; 2)cross-cultural transmissions; 3) astrological polemics in the non-English speaking world; 4) examining the work of lesser-known female astrologers or the work of familiar modern astrologers in a new light, and more. The cumulative effect of this issue will contribute to a refined understanding of modern astrology and its development.

Papers should be submitted by February 28th, 2015. They should be approximately 6,000 words length and should be submitted to ascendanteditors@gmail.com. Shorter submissions are welcome.

If you have any questions, please contact us at ascendanteditors@gmail.com

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ISAR Roomshare!
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Austin Coppock
August 7, 2014
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Many of you have been asking about room shares for ISAR’s conference, Stepping Into the Circle. AYA does have a suite, and we are going to accommodate as many young astrologers as we can.Attending conventions is so enriching, but it can be very expensive and difficult to arrange. We got a crazy deal this time, so we are offering a crazy deal to you:

- For the entire stay, it’s only $50 +1 compulsory shift helping to man the AYA booth. For those that aren’t interested/able to stay the entire con, we can work something out with a slightly lower dollar amount and/or investment of time. The suite is only open to AYA members, so please sign up if you haven’t. 

- BYO Bedding. It seems like we’ll have a couple big beds and a couch to share, but these won’t sleep everyone. 

- For those that aren’t interested in cramming into the suite, we’re also going to be pairing up roommates who can split rooms themselves. 

- If you’re interested, please email youngastrologers@gmail.com with “ISAR Room Share” in the subject line. Vacancies in the suite are on a first come, first served basis. We’re primarily accepting payment through PayPal. Deposits will only be refunded for cancellations made on or before 8/5/13, 11:59 pm EST.
Looking forward to seeing you in Phoenix!
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News 7/23/2014
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Austin Coppock
July 23, 2014
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Guest Blog

We’re happy to kick off what is soon to be a bi-weekly guest blog with Ryhan Butler’s excellent piece on Planetary Reception.  The first of a three part series, this installment focuses on how one planet passes on, or “pushes” its significations to another.  His essay is almost certain to deepen your understanding of aspects.

We’re planning on putting a new guest blog up every other week for the next eternity or so, and we’re going to need help.  If you’d like to be a featured blogger, please email us at youngastrologers@gmail.com.

Stepping into the Circle: September 25th-28th

Though it’s still more than two months away, ISAR’s big conference in Arizona is coming up fast!  The AYA will be there in force.  We’re working with the friendly folks at ISAR to ensure that the big Friday night party delivers a righteous payload of fun.

We’re also coordinating a roomshare to help AYA members who need to economize on room and board.  We’re due to release the details of the roomshare next week- so stay tuned.

Finally, we plan to unveil the very first issue of Ascendant: The Official Journal of the AYA at the Conference.  Keep an eye out for more details and a sneak peak or two.

More soon!

-The AYA

 

 

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The Ascendant: The Official Journal of the Association for Young Astrologers
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Austin Coppock
May 4, 2014
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The Association for Young Astrologers (AYA) is now accepting submissions for the first issue of The Ascendant, the official journal of the AYA. Graced by the writing of astrologers emerging on the horizon and buttressed by the prose of culminating veterans, The Ascendant will serve as a means of ingress to both the breadth and depth of the celestial art.

For the first issue, we welcome previously unpublished work around the topic of ‘New Frontiers for Astrology’. These ‘New Frontiers’ need not be future-oriented, though, for the missing pieces of the art’s history can be just as revelatory as its undiscovered future.  The borderlands the first issue of The Ascendant seeks to reconnoitre include, but are not limited to, the reconstruction of previously unknown traditional material, innovations in the application of astrology, novel perspectives on the philosophical implications of the art, and considerations of the new crop of academic studies of astrology.

The Ascendant promises to deliver a curated selection of work that will simultaneously showcase what the younger generations of astrologers are doing and serve as an introduction to the myriad forms of astrological practice and research methods. We are looking for articles that demonstrate the cutting edge of astrological praxis.

Our editorial board will review submissions for originality, timeliness, relevance, and readability. Authors will be notified as soon as possible of the acceptability of their submissions. AYA does not discriminate against authors based on age, race, creed, or gender. AYA is for young astrologers, not of them, and the aim of the journal matches this mission statement.

Papers should be submitted by MAY 31, 2014. They should typically not exceed 8000 words length and should be submitted to ascendanteditors@gmail.com. Shorter submissions are welcome.

If you have any questions, please contact us at ascendanteditors@gmail.com

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News 2/20/13: No Nation…
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February 20, 2013
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Demetra George, Gary Caton, Austin Coppock, Benjamin Dykes and Chris Brennan have generously donated a number of lectures and new learning materials to the AYA coffers.
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