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  • EAC 2012 Speaker Talks and Bios

    By SchoolOfEA | March 12, 2012

    the 6th Jeffrey Wolf Green Evolutionary Astrology Conference

    Portland Oregon USA, Nov 2-4, 2012

    2012 JWG Evolutionary Astrology conference

    Conference schedule – Our speakers and their talks

    (click name to see description and bio):

    Friday

    11:00 – 12:00: optional lunch served

    noon: conference opens.  Announcements. Speakers introduce themselves.

    1:30 – 2:45 Steve Wolfson: Pluto, the Evolutionary Journey of the Soul

    Why am I here? What are my lessons? These questions lead to the core of our Soul’s work each lifetime, and the lessons are discovered through Pluto (the Soul) and the Moon’s Nodes (its ego) in Evolutionary Astrology. This opening lecture will discuss the planetary method of chart interpretation as it relates to any Soul’s karmic dynamic – Pluto, the South Node and its ruler by house, sign, aspect, and the Soul’s evolutionary intent – Pluto polarity point, the North Node and its ruler by house, sign, aspect. Variations to this paradigm will also be discussed, as well as basic psychology to each of the Pluto generations by sign.

    Steve Wolfson is a graduate of Jeffrey Wolf Green’s Evolutionary Astrology Pluto School. He spoke at three previous national Evolutionary Astrology Conferences and is co-produced the Portland 2011 and 2012 EA Conferences. His life has been greatly deepened from his involvement with EA, and he is passionate about sharing EA’s principles with others. Steve gives Evolutionary Astrology Soul readings in person in Ashland Oregon, and by phone nationally and beyond. http://stevewolfson.com

    3:15 – 4:30 Laura Nalbandian: Karmic Astrology: Lunar Nodes and Aspects to the Nodes

    Being able to understand the basic karmic nature of any birth chart is invaluable – the Lunar Nodes are inextricably connected to the karmic picture! In this workshop, we’ll explore the lunar nodes through the signs and houses, using examples along the way. We’ll also explore the important aspects to the nodes as well.

    Laura is a 2nd-generation astrologer, practicing and teaching astrology since 1987. She is the co-owner/coordinator of NORWAC, The Northwest Astrological Conference, established by her mother in 1984. Her family owns Astrology Et Al Bookstore, which she managed from 1983-91. She was Coordinator for ROMAC03 and UAC02, and a Track Coordinator for UAC08. She has presented at NORWAC 1989-2011, ISAR05, EA06, UAC08, NCGR10, The River of Stars Conference in 2011 and has lectured around the country. She is a founding board member of Kepler College. Laura is a Past President of the Washington State Astrological Association, and is currently the Treasurer. She is an Evolutionary Astrologer, having studied with the founder of the Pluto material, Jeffrey Green, from 1983-86. Laura focuses on assisting and coaching clients to understand their lives and patterns through the stories of the Soul’s journey. (206)930-7613 laurag@astrologyetal.com www.astrologyetal.com.

    4:45 – 6:30: dinner

    6:30 – 7:45 Ari Moshe Wolfe: Pluto and the 4 ways the soul enacts its own evolution.

    Pluto symbolizes the very nature of the soul as well as the four general ways in which the karmic and evolutionary intentions of the soul are catalyzed and fulfilled in each life. In this lecture Ari Moshe will thoroughly examine these four ways according to the teachings of Jeffrey Wolf Green as taught in “Pluto the Evolutionary Journey of the Soul” Vol 1. All teachings will be exemplified with chart examples and case studies.

    Ari Moshe is a student of the Jeffrey Wolf Green School of Evolutionary Astrology. His own evolutionary journey has been greatly facilitated by the teachings of ea and he is deeply grateful to be assisting other souls on their journey with this sacred work. More information about Ari Moshe and his services can be found on his website www.arimoshe.com

    Saturday

    7:30 – 9:00: breakfast

    9:00 – 10:15 Kristin Fontana: The Evolutionary Intention of Planetary Retrogrades

    “A Child is born on that day and at that hour when the celestial rays are in mathematical harmony with his individual karma. His horoscope is a challenging portrait, revealing his unalterable past and its probable future result.”(Sri Yukteswar)

    Considering all souls choose the precise timing of their birth entrance, the chart will therefore reflect the Soul’s evolutionary past, present and intended future. In chart interpretations, it is essential to understand the evolutionary meaning of specific planetary retrogrades. So the question becomes why any Soul chooses to be born having retrograde planets and what the meaning is behind this symbol. This lecture will cover the significance of each planet when found retrograde in a natal birth chart and the reason any Soul came into this life with this specific signature. Retrograde planets through transit will also be discussed as we are all personally and collectively influenced by this retrograde motion. Even if it ‘appears’ we are moving backward, the intention is to ultimately move us all forward. The retrograde motion ‘quickens’ the evolutionary process via progressive individuation of the retrograde planet, thereby removing layers of conditioning so the Soul can liberate from the past and evolve forward while at the same time energetically influencing others in the process.

    Kristin Fontana graduated from UCLA with a degree in Kinesiology. She studied with world-renowned astrologer Jeffrey Wolf Green and is a certified graduate of the School of Evolutionary Astrology. Kristin is a contributor to a new book on Evolutionary Astrology Called “Insights into Evolutionary Astrology”. She provides a weekly Astrological Forecast column for the Beach Reporter in Southern California, which is also posted on her web site www.kristinfontana.com. Fontana is listened to worldwide on her weekly internet radio show Guiding Stars on the web www.healthylife.net

    10:45 – 12:00 Jason Holley: Pluto/Venus: The Relationship Between Sexual and Evolutionary Desires

    Pluto as a symbol of both Soul and sex suggests that sexuality is integral to evolution. Beyond simple descriptions of the sexual nature of any person, Evolutionary Astrology enables us to understand an individual’s instinctual desire nature, sexual desires and orientations, and sexual experiences, in the wider context of the Soul’s overall karmic past and evolutionary intentions. With this information we are able to understand “why”: why this sex, this orientation, these encounters. This talk will explore signatures of sexuality in the birthchart, focusing specifically on the archetypes of Pluto and Venus and the correspondent 2nd/8th house and Taurus/Scorpio polarities. We will examine how the condition and the relationship of these archetypes reveals the state of an ongoing dialectic in any Soul between sexual attitudes and orientations (Venus) and sexual encounter and experience (Pluto), with each influencing the other, both within any particular lifetime and across multiple lifetimes. In so doing we will come to understand more deeply the profound relationship between Eros and Psyche – between sexual desires and the desires of the Soul.

    Jason HolleyJason Holley is an evolutionary astrologer and depth psychotherapist in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Jason began casting charts at his first Jupiter return in 1985, and two Jupiter returns later he encountered the work of Jeffrey Wolf Green, which proved to be pivotal and transformational in his life and work. Jason mentors psychotherapists and other healing arts practitioners in integrating evolutionary astrology into their healing practice and teaches courses on the psychology of consciousness, human development, astrology, sexuality, addiction, and trauma to counselors in transpersonal counseling graduate and certification programs. His website www.jasonholley.net includes links to his writing, workshops, and radio appearances.

    12:00 – 1:30: lunch

    1:30 – 2:45 Bradley Naragon: Understanding Planetary Nodes For Everyday Use

    The entire body of knowledge that Jeffrey Wolf Green passed onto us is vast. Even though planetary nodes are a key part of this body of knowledge, we as a collective of astrologers are just on the edge of seeing planetary nodes become common in the astrological practice. The goal here is to take us a few steps closer toward creating confidence in the application of planetary nodes.

    In this talk we will cover how to find the planetary nodes, a basic conceptual understanding of the nodes, and tactics for employing the nodes through the lens of evolutionary astrology. There are certain nodal configurations that can be easily misinterpreted. Using chart examples a few of these situations will be explored in order to understand applicable approaches and clear solutions.

    Bradley NaragonBradley Naragon found his passion for astrology in 1998.  Immediately leaving behind traditional college, he continued creating art and studying astrology, which became the seeds for establishing Blue Dragon Arts and Astrology in 2006.  Bradley hand crafts “astrological shields” – functional mandalas for seeing the dance of the spheres.  Also he facilitates the creation of public mandalas throughout his hometown of Olympia, Washington.  Bradley is committed to sharing the teachings of Jeffrey Wolf Green  through speaking, tutoring, writing and astrological counseling.  When not busy with EA is some form, life is full of family, gardening, and working at the local Food Coop.

    3:14 – 4:30 Laura Nalbandian: Uranus: Understanding Karmic Trauma

    How does a soul or individual break free from lifetimes of conditioned behavior? Since the nature of evolution seems to be slow with periods of rapid and sudden growth – Uranus is the planet that describes that process. We humans seem to be very fond of consistency and are very resistant to change; so in steps Uranus to help us shift and evolve. Unfortunately, Uranus usually provides that shift in shocking and often traumatic ways. In this lecture Laura will explore Uranus through the natal houses and discuss why trauma is necessary to our growth.

    Laura is a 2nd-generation astrologer, practicing and teaching astrology since 1987. She is the co-owner/coordinator of NORWAC, The Northwest Astrological Conference, established by her mother in 1984. Her family owns Astrology Et Al Bookstore, which she managed from 1983-91. She was Coordinator for ROMAC03 and UAC02, and a Track Coordinator for UAC08. She has presented at NORWAC 1989-2011, ISAR05, EA06, UAC08, NCGR10, The River of Stars Conference in 2011 and has lectured around the country. She is a founding board member of Kepler College. Laura is a Past President of the Washington State Astrological Association, and is currently the Treasurer. She is an Evolutionary Astrologer, having studied with the founder of the Pluto material, Jeffrey Green, from 1983-86. Laura focuses on assisting and coaching clients to understand their lives and patterns through the stories of the Soul’s journey. (206)930-7613 laurag@astrologyetal.com www.astrologyetal.com.

    5:00 – 6:30 Rose Marcus: Chiron In Evolutionary Astrology

    Chiron’s signature in the birthchart unveils a specific thread of evolutionary resource. As described through house, sign, aspect, and planetary nodes, Chiron’s cellular memory warehouses the peak experiential imprints that have served as critical junctures in the soul’s ongoing journey and that are revisited at key transitions in the current life. Chiron’s composite will display specific dilemmas, traumas, and core wounds. It also uncovers special and highly developed skills, capacities, and the homeopathic remedy that will serve to accelerate the soul’s intended evolution. Through chart example, Rose will discuss how Chiron contributes to the evolutionary mandate as is described by Pluto and the moon’s nodes.

    Rose Marcus hosted one of the first of the Jeffrey Wolf Green School of Evolutionary Astrology conferences in Vancouver, B.C. (1994). She began the Canadian School of Evolutionary Astrology in 2001 and teaches the program as a weekly curriculum and a teleconference course. Rose is the editor and contributing author to “Insights into Evolutionary Astrology” (Llewellyn World Wide Publications, released in 2010), a compilation book featuring 8 prominent Evolutionary Astrologers, many of whom are presenters at this conference. Over the years, Rose has written for numerous publications and projects (she was the forecast columnist for The Mountain Astrologer in 2006/7) and currently publishes in-depth monthly forecasts on her website. For more information on Rose’s private consultations, classes, and public appearances: rosemarcus.com or email rose: rose_marcus@shaw.ca

    6:30: dinner

    Sunday

    7:30 – 9:00: breakfast

    9:00 – 10:15 Demetra George: The Sacred Marriage: Vesta, Juno, and Psyche

    Each of these asteroids symbolizes a feminine goddess who is a conduit of sexual energy that can manifest in human behavior on the consensus, individuated or spiritual levels. Explore the range of these goddesses’ expression in the realm of the human heart seeking redemption and transcendence through union with the other, and how our sexual desire leads us into suffering or liberation. The nodes of these asteroids oint the way to the sacred marriage as a path of spiritual delusion or enlightenment.

    Demetra George, M.A. Classics, has been practicing astrology for more than 35 years, specializing in archetypal mythology and ancient techniques. She is the author of “Astrology For Yourself”, “Asteroid Goddesses”, “Mysteries of the Dark Moon”, “Finding Our Way Through the Dark”, and “Astrology and the Authentic Self”. She lives in Oregon, lectures internationally, and leads pilgrimages to the sacred sites in the Mediterranean and India. She offers personal astrological consultations and mentors individual students in all levels of astrological education. In October 2011 Demetra will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the publication of “Asteroid Goddesses” with a journey to the mystery temples of Ceres, Pallas, Juno, and Vesta in ancient Greece.

    10:45 – 12:00 Jason Holley: The Soul’s Journey Through Time: The Geodetic Paradigm in Evolutionary Astrology

    Geodetic equivalents are the application of the 360 degrees of the zodiac to the 360 degrees of longitude on the Earth, such that any location on earth can be correlated to a particular sign and degree of the zodiac. Jeffrey Green started using geodetic equivalents early on in his Evolutionary Astrology work. Over the course of his career, he sought to develop a system for EA astrologers to use to correlate prior lifetimes of a Soul to specific times and places on Earth. The system he developed synthesized geodetic equivalents, Ebertin cosmodials and cosmograms, and the Astrological Ages, Sub-Ages, and Periods. Recently this system was shared by the School of Evolutionary Astrology, with the understanding that it was considered by Jeffrey to be in an experimental state and as such that it is not complete or comprehensive in describing the totality of the history of the Soul. In this session we will explore how to use this paradigm in the context of the overall evolutionary and karmic axis of the chart, to understand in greater detail the Soul’s journey through time, and how particular lifetimes, in particular locations and time periods, are related to the evolutionary purposes of the Soul in the current life.

    Jason HolleyJason Holley is an evolutionary astrologer and depth psychotherapist in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Jason began casting charts at his first Jupiter return in 1985, and two Jupiter returns later he encountered the work of Jeffrey Wolf Green, which proved to be pivotal and transformational in his life and work. Jason mentors psychotherapists and other healing arts practitioners in integrating evolutionary astrology into their healing practice and teaches courses on the psychology of consciousness, human development, astrology, sexuality, addiction, and trauma to counselors in transpersonal counseling graduate and certification programs. His website www.jasonholley.net includes links to his writing, workshops, and radio appearances.

    12:00 – 1:30: lunch

    1:30 – 2:45 Patricia Walsh: Pluto in Capricorn and the “Great Work”

    Pluto passage into Capricorn has dramatically affected our collective reality. Our economies and the basic structure of our society are all under increased evolutionary pressure. What does this mean for us personally? This lecture will focus on the personal psychological effect of Pluto’s journey through Capricorn and the maturing process that each soul is urged to embrace. Drawing on the understanding of The Hero’s Journey as the process of individuation, Patricia will help you unravel the complex psycho-spiritual challenges each of us is faced with.

    Patricia L. Walsh is a graduate of the Jeffrey Wolf Green School of Evolutionary Astrology and is a certified Evolutionary Astrologer. She is also a certified Deep Memory Process (DMP) regression practitioner and is the Chief US Trainer for Dr. Roger Woolger’s school of Deep Memory Process. She is the author of ‘Understanding Karmic Complexes: Evolutionary Astrology and Regression Therapy’ published in Dec 2009 by The Wessex Astrologer. She is also a contributing author to ‘Insights Into Evolutionary Astrology: A Diverse Collections of Essays by Prominent Astrologers” ( Llewellyn 2010). Combined with astrology, she specializes in multi-dimensional healing work based in Shamanic principles including Soul Retrieval/Fragmentation and Spirit Releasement (Ancestral and Earthbound Spirit work). Her focus is in healing present and past life trauma, synthesizing both intuitive hands-on healing and therapeutic approaches.

    3:15 – 4:45 Panel Discussion and Audience Q & A with all speakers


    (Jeffrey Wolf Green will not be attending.)

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