Dinner & Drinks with Annabel Gat: The Astrology of Love and Sex

Dinner and Drinks is back in August – welcoming Annabel Gat as our guest of honor! Join us on the evening of Thursday, August 15th at 9:30pm EDT / 6:30pm PDT

Annabel will be leading a Q & A about the astrology of compatibility. Her new book The Astrology of Love and Sex introduces readers to this rich topic.

How do we answer questions from clients and friends like which sun sign should I date? How can we use knowledge of our own significant other’s chart to improve the relationship? What if we meet an editor at a party who is interested in publishing our work and we have to give an “elevator pitch” on astrology, which is such a vast and complex subject, to someone who is a complete beginner?

Join us for a casual Q & A conversation about astrology and dating.

Find out more about Annabel Gat – https://www.annabelgat.com/

Join the meeting here: https://zoom.us/j/441627102

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/

https://zoom.us/j/509348405

Dinner & Drinks: The Astrology of RuPaul

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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

Astrology As Self-Care: Dinner and Drinks with Stacia Secreriat

Dinner and Drinks is back in May welcoming Stacia Secreriat as our Dinner and Drinks guest of honor!

Stacia is passionate about using the natal chart to optimize self-care, cultivate compassion towards the self, and balance planetary energies in the chart.

Knowing ourselves well, and understanding our own motivations and needs leads us to be able to tend to those needs in a deeper way than we could without astrology. This is the crux of Stacia’s client work, helping people care for themselves using their own unique placements.

She’s joining us May 30, 9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific to share her wisdom and answer your questions.

From Stacia’s website, Moon Deep Astrology:

“Just like a doctor can look at a patient’s vital chart and make a diagnosis to find appropriate cures, so can astrologers look to a natal chart to find signatures of physical, emotional and spiritual ailments and their remedies. A medical vital chart is exactly what the name implies: a record of a patient’s vitals; their literal patterns of life through heartbeat, breath, and the body.

Astrology uses a natal chart to find the energetic patterns in your personality and earthly vehicle. Understanding your chart can not only help you understand these “vitals” better, but also help you realize your highest potential. Astrology can help us feel better physically, mentally, and emotionally. We can use it to be more productive, be more relaxed, treat inflammation in the body, heal emotional trauma, or literally any thing that might “ail” us. Understanding our astrological tendencies can be a great place to start looking for treatment or acceptance of our current issues.”

Find out more about Stacia at https://moondeepastrology.com/

Join us online at https://zoom.us/j/131989276 on Thursday, May 30th at:

4pm – Hawaii – Hawaii Standard Time
6pm– Los Angeles – Pacific Standard Time
7pm – Denver – Mountain Standard Time
8pm – Chicago – Central Standard time
9pm – New York / Toronto – Eastern Standard Time
10pm – Halifax / Charlottetown – Atlantic Standard Time
10:30pm – Newfoundland – Newfoundland Standard Time

and….

Friday, May 31st at:

Midnight – Rio de Janeiro / São Paulo – Brazil Summer Time
2am – London / Greenwich Mean Time
3am – Paris / Berlin / Rome / Barcelona – Central European Time
4am – South Africa – South Africa Standard Time
5am – Moscow – Moscow Standard Time
7:30am – India – India Standard Time
10am – China – China Standard Time
11am – Japan – Japan Standard Time
11am – Korea – Korea Standard Time

1pm – Sydney / Melbourne – Australian Eastern Daylight Time
3pm – Auckland – New Zealand Daylight Time

Q&A with Rod Chang: Black Holes and the Galactic Center

Your favorite AYA Q&A event is back on April 27, this time on Saturday to reach our friends around the globe! Rod Chang is joining us to talk all about the new images of the black hole at the center of galaxy M87 near the Virgo galaxy cluster. This week marks the first time humanity has ever been able to clearly picture a black hole.

From these images, we can glean insights into the black hole at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy, known as the Galactic Center. It currently aligns with 27 degrees of Sagittarius on the ecliptic, and many modern astrologers detect a special energy at this degree ─ in some ways similar to a fixed star’s charge ─ but in other ways in a league of its own.

Join us for an discussion about black holes and how to integrate the galactic center into your work with astrology charts and the dynamics of contact with the 27th degree of Sagittarius.

Rod and Jupiter Lai co-founded the Academy of Astrology (AOA), which is the premier school teaching western astrology in Asia. Rod Chang has over 20 years’ astrological experience, and has studied at the UK’s Faculty of Astrological Studies. In 2018, Rod was a guest tutor at the Faculty’s Summer School at Oxford where he taught a workshop on the galactic center.

This event is the classic Dinner and Drinks format you know and love, this time accommodating brunch and tea times for our friends across the world’s time zones!

MEETING LINK: https://zoom.us/j/802352550

Join us online on Saturday, April 27th:

10am – Los Angeles – Pacific Daylight time
11am – Denver – Mountain Daylight Time
Noon – Chicago – Central Daylight Time
1pm – New York / Toronto – Eastern Daylight Time
2pm – Halifax – Atlantic Daylight Time
2:30pm – Newfoundland – Newfoundland Daylight Time

2pm – Rio de Janeiro / São Paulo – Brazil Time

6pm – London – British Summer Time
7pm – Paris / Berlin – Central European Summer Time
7pm – Johannesburg – South Africa Standard Time
8pm – Moscow – Moscow Standard Time

10:30pm – New Delhi – India Standard Time
1am – Shanghai – China Standard Time
2am – Tokoyo – Japan Standard Time
3am – Sydney – Australian Eastern Standard Time

MARCH Dinner and Drinks with Austin Coppock: Astrology & Tarot

MEETING LINK: https://zoom.us/j/911105535

Dinner and Drinks in March welcomes back AYA’s very own former President, Austin Coppock! We are delighted to have Austin joining us on Thursday, March 21 at 9pm eastern, 6pm pacific to talk all things astrology and tarot. From the history and overlap of the traditions and symbolism to talking shop, there’s no better practitioner to have at this particular proverbial round table than Austin. While we all know and love him for his astrological work, his experience with tarot matches it─ he began the journey over 20 years ago. Tarot even makes a notable appearance in his book, 36 Faces. If you’re a fan of that work, there’s no better time to come and ask your burning questions about the tarot piece directly to the author!

More about Austin: https://austincoppock.com/

Grab a drink and bring your questions! As always, this event is free, casual, Q&A based, and open to everybody. We can’t wait to see you there!