Dinner and Drinks with Becca Tarnas: Venus Retrograde
Join the Association for Young Astrologers for our monthly zoom event: Dinner and Drinks! We encourage you to bring grub, pour out a beverage, sit at your computer or with your smartphone, and join us for a casual Q&A session inspired by after hours gatherings at astrology conferences.
This month’s guest is Becca Tarnas. She will share her insights about the upcoming Venus Retrograde through an archetypal lens. Our star of Aphrodite will be moving backwards through Gemini from May 12/13th, 2020 until June 25, 2020.
How can we deepen our relationship with the myth of Venus as she travels in reverse through Gemini? Venus begins her retrograde journey in a tight square within just 1º21’ of Neptune. Becca will speak to this unique configuration which perfects on May 20, as well as other major aspects featured in Venus’ cycle.
Join us on Wednesday, May 13 at 6:30pm PT, 9:30pm ET to explore how to use archetypes as a guide for love and relationship.
Link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82806903523
About Becca: https://beccatarnas.com/about/
This event will be recorded if you can’t make it to the live session. Recordings are available to all members of the Association for Young Astrologers (AYA).
Membership is $20 per year, and astrologers of all ages and study levels are welcome to join! Membership also gives access to a library of previous Dinner and Drinks recordings, lectures donated by pro astrologers, and other perks. To learn more about the many benefits of AYA membership, check out our Member Benefits page! Not a member yet? Join here!
Lunar Mansions Q&A – Elodie St Onge Aubut and Chris Reppucci
Join the Association for Young Astrologers for our monthly zoom event: Dinner and Drinks! We encourage you to bring grub, pour out a beverage, sit at your computer or with your smartphone, and join us for a casual, Q&A based event inspired by after hours gatherings at astrology conferences.
This month’s special guests are Elodie St-Onge-Aubut and Chris Reppucci. They will share their ideas about how the lunar mansions might be incorporated into astrological practice.
The moon moves through the 28 lunar mansions in the sky every month. Depending upon which mansion the moon resides in on a given day, there are particular moods, symbols, archetypes and layers of meaning to be considered in natal interpretation as well as astrological magic.
About Elodie: https://9thhouseastrology.wordpress.com/about-elodie/
About Chris: https://www.atavisceral.com/
This event is free, online, and open to everyone. Join us Thursday, April 30, 9:30pm ET/6:30pm PT.
Link to join: https://zoom.us/j/93781607835
This event will be recorded if you can’t make it to the live session. Recordings are available to all members of the Association for Young Astrologers (AYA). Membership is $20 per year, and astrologers of all ages and study levels are welcome to join! Membership also gives access to a library of previous Dinner and Drinks recordings, lectures donated by pro astrologers, and other perks. To learn more about the many benefits of AYA membership, check out our Member Benefits page! Not a member yet? Join here!
ANNOUNCING the AYA Discord
Introducing the AYA Discord server! Discord is a chat platform for communities and friends to gather, discuss, and stay connected. The AYA Discord is full of diverse channels for different types of astrology, bringing together our membership for come and go discussion at any time of the day or night.
Sometimes the deepest insights and biggest breakthroughs begin with a single conversation; after hours at a conference, messaging back and forth with a mentor, or just having a discussion with a peer or friend.
We believe one of the best ways to support young and emerging astrologers and students is to connect them with the community. The purpose of the AYA Discord is to cultivate this community by facilitating conversation and dialogue within our membership, keeping us connected in real time.
New to discord? It’s completely free, and easy to use on mobile and desktop. It’s perfect for staying connected especially if you choose not to participate in social media platforms, or if you’re taking a social media break.
Not a member yet? Join AYA here!
Astrological Magic with Nina Gryphon
Dinner and Drinks is back in February, welcoming Nina Gryphon as our guest of honor! Join us Thursday, Feb 20 to chat all things astrological magic.
From magical electional rules to the myriad of talisman types, Nina is bringing her years of experience and expertise to the table to answer all your questions.
To learn more about Nina and check out her Magical Elections podcast.
Join us Thursday, Feb 20 at 9:30 EST/6:30 PST for an online Q&A based discussion that’s free and open to everyone! Click here to join the zoom meeting HERE.
The Astrology of Food with Catherine Urban
Dinner and Drinks is back on Thursday, November 21st at 9:30pm Eastern / 6:30pm Pacfic, welcoming Catherine Urban as our guest of honor.
What are you cooking for the winter holidays? Did you know the astrological resonances of certain foods? Imagine finessing your holiday dinner with a menu that vibes with the charts of your guests.
Join us for a casual Q & A conversation about astrology and food with Catherine Urban. Her new book “Your Astrological Cookbook: The Perfect Recipe for Every Sign” is out now.
Catherine Urban is a professional astrologer based in Cleveland, Ohio. She is certified at Level 4 by the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR-PAA IV). She has served on the board of the Lake County Astrological Association (LCAA), taught webinars for the International Academy of Astrology, and has lectured locally with LCAA on several occasions. In 2019, she has begun speaking at astrology conferences – including the Great Lakes Astrology Conference and NCGR-NYC’s Fall Education conference.
Bring ALL your juicy and foodie questions.
Join us here: https://zoom.us/j/666236906
2019 NCGR Conference
The Association for Young Astrologers will be hosting a series of gatherings in the evenings at the 2019 NCGR conference. We will meet in the AYA Lounge on the Ground Floor of the Hotel.
Our theme will be planetary magick, ritual, and myth. After a day of learning, we will gather to enter into a ritual space, release stress, integrate, and deepen our connection with the sacred.
Our choice of planets reflects the scheme of Planetary nights proposed by the medieval astrologer Guido Bonatti. During each night of the week, a different planet presides as opposed to the planet the day is named after. We are grateful to Benjamin Dykes for his translation as well as Austin Coppock for his work drawing out this doctrine and revealing it in the fabric of modern life.
We will serve herbal tea that aligns with the planet of the night’s energy. Essential oil aromatherapy that honors each planet will be thick in the air. We will ponder myth, consider brief excerpts from ancient astrological treatises, and learn about sacred sites in Greece that honor the planetary deity. We are open to collaborating in real time with any other astrologers who wish to co-create sacred space with us that honors the planet of the night. Text AYA’s President Danny Larkin on 917-504-4069, e-mail him at email@example.com or drop by the recording desk during the conference where he will he working.
Here is the schedule. The start time varies depending on the evening’s conference events. The meeting place will be the AYA Lounge on the Ground Floor.
This paged will be updated frequently as events evolve.
1. Friday, August 30th – 8:30pm – Mars Planetary Magick
Aromatherapy: Ginger Essential Oil
Tea: Ginger Tea
Co-Lead by Danny Larkin and Maria Wander
2. Saturday, August 31st – 7pm – Mercury Planetary Magick
Aromatherapy: Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
3. Sunday, September 1st – 11pm – Jupiter Planetary Magick – Banquet Afterparty – Find Danny on the dance floor – we will begin the session after the last song. Come dance with us first!
Aromatherapy: Peppermint Essential Oil
4. Monday, September 2nd – 7pm – Venus Planetary Magick
Aromatherapy: Rose Essential Oil
Dinner and Drinks with Sam Reynolds: The USA’s Pluto Return
Dinner and Drinks is back in July welcoming Sam Reynolds as our guest of honor! Join us on the evening of Thursday, July 25th.
Sam will be speaking about the upcoming Pluto Return of the United States. It will be exact in 2022. As Pluto slowly approaches this point at 27° Capricorn over the next few years, this return is coming into the orb of effect.
It’s hard to discuss – but the truth is that slavery, racism, economic disparities, and police brutality harken back to the founding of the United States of America. How we grapple with this difficult legacy keeps breaking through in today’s headlines as inequality festers. Local police routinely direct excessive force at black and brown bodies. The USA has the highest incarceration rate in the world. For instance, men who don’t happen to be white are disproportionately locked behind bars while white criminals remain free.
There are no easy answers here…. how plutonian.
Sam will also unpack a problematic insight from Liz Greene’s book on Pluto. The black man has often been cast as an archetypal symbol of Pluto in western culture. Many individuals internalize the black man into their psyche and dreams as a Plutonian symbol. Does this conflation do justice to either black men or to Pluto?
Join AYA for a perspective on the Pluto return that doesn’t shy away from openly acknowledging the wounds of race, slavery, economic disparities, and our relationship to safety & security with policing. Our vision is to create a safe space and container for a dialogue about the pressing issues of our time, and how to understand America’s Plutonian legacy.
Find out more about Sam Reynolds – http://unlockastrology.com/
Dinner & Drinks: The Astrology of RuPaul
Dinner and Drinks is back in June welcoming Shawn Nygaard as our guest of honor! Join us on the evening of Thursday, June 27th.
Shawn is passionate about exploring RuPaul’s natal chart. As we mark the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, it’s a fascinating look at a queer person who blazed their own path. RuPaul has a natal Saturn in Capricorn and uniquely embodies the Senex and Puer dichotomy. It’s a whole different way to rock Saturn.
Join AYA for a light-hearted (and serious) conversation about RuPaul, Drag, queerness, and the role of creativity in breathing life into planetary energies.
Find out more about Shawn – https://www.imagineastrology.com/about-shawn
Access the meeting on June 27th at this link https://zoom.us/j/961299102
Call for Submissions!
We are now accepting submissions for the third issue of The Ascendant, the official journal of AYA.
We are looking for submissions on topics such as:
- astrological practices in various global geographies
- astrology and intersectionality
- the reconstruction of previously unknown traditional material
- innovations in the application of astrology
- novel perspectives on the philosophical implications of the art
- visual art exploring astrological themes
If you’ve never written before, never fear, our editorial board is a hands-on team to help get your idea polished and ready for ink. Some of our authors have gone on to be published in The Mountain Astrologer. This is a great way to kick-start your astro-publishing career.
Our readers are interested in citations for further reading, so please make sure to footnote your sources according to Chicago Manual of Style 17.
You will be notified as soon as possible of the acceptability of your submission. AYA does not discriminate against authors and artists based on age, race, creed, gender or nationality. AYA is for young astrologers, not of them, and the journal is open to submissions from people of all ages.
Please submit your paper or artwork by January 23rd, 2019. Written submissions should be between 2500–8000 words and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org . Art submissions can be black and white or full color. If larger files are being transferred please use a service such as www.wetransfer.com
If you have any questions, contact us at email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you in the pages of The Ascendant!
Your editorial team,
Danny, Nick, and Jenn