Email the LSA for personal astro-palmistry consultations with Frank Clifford; for astrology consultations with Sue Tompkins, Jane Struthers or Kim Farley; for tarot consultations with Diana McMahon Collis. Astrology courses at the LSA with Frank Clifford and Sue Tompkins begin each Autumn, Tuesdays from 29 October 2013 (Beginners) and Wednesdays from 30 October (Diploma, Year 1). Returning Diploma students (Diploma, Year 2) will start back for their final year on Thursday 31 October. See the LSA's website for more details. Below are details of upcoming talks/seminars by Frank:
Quick Guide to Frank's Upcoming Talks updated March 2013
12 May 2013 (Hughes Parry Hall, 19-26 Cartwright Gardens, off Euston Road, London WC1H 9EF): Tracking Your Key Life Events: Solar Arc Directions – with Frank Clifford. A day organized by the Centre for Psychological Astrology. 10am to 4.30pm. £55. See here for more details.
Which years are the landmark times in your life? And when – and under which configurations – were key aspects of your nature and life circumstances formed? This practical seminar will explore the invaluable forecasting method of Solar Arc, which reveals the ‘scripts’ written early in life, along with pivotal periods in adulthood. For instance, being born with a Sun–Uranus conjunction will be meaningful throughout your life as an important natal aspect, but if it has a five degree orb, around the age of five the planets will come together by Solar Arc. This planetary pair will then manifest in your inner and outer life, and whatever happens at this age will provide the definitive key to unlocking the meaning of that conjunction in your psyche. Often at times of major life events and developments, our natal charts are more activated by Solar Arc Directions than by Transits or Progressions. This clear and simple method of progressing the chart is a useful rectification technique, too. Today, we’ll be looking at how to get the very most from these Directions and, in particular, how to explore their dynamics in our inner lives. Please bring along your charts and stories. If you wish to have your lifetime directions printed, please contact Frank before the seminar.
••24 May 2013: Amsterdam, Netherlands. Afternoon talk on Making the Most of Awkward Planet Pairings Astrology at Faye Cossar's Amsterdam School of Astrology.
1-2 June 2013 (Hughes Parry Hall, 19-26 Cartwright Gardens, off Euston Road, London WC1H 9EF): The Astrology Student Conference 2013: Aspects and Planetary Combinations: The Storylines of Our Lives. Join Frank and Wendy Stacey for the 6th ASC with: Lynn Bell (the quincunx and yods), Bernadette Brady (the angles, and a workshop on aspects), Sue Ward (aspects in horary grammar), Mark Jones (aspects), Jane Ridder-Patrick (Jupiter–Saturn), Sue Tompkins (aspects), and Mark Williams (Eris). Frank will speak on 'Making the Most of Difficult Planet Pairings') and Wendy talks on outer planet transits. See here for more details. £99 for the weekend or £60 a day (pre 31/3/13) or £110 weekend/£70 a day (post 31/3/13).
15–19 August 2013: NCGR Conference, Philadelphia, PA. See here for more details. Frank will lecture on Getting to the Heart of Your Chart: A Guide to Horoscope Synthesis. When looking at a birth chart, where do we begin? How do we assess what’s most important? How do we spot themes without getting lost in too much detail? Frank will introduce a reliable method that pinpoints the key areas and dynamics of any horoscope. He’ll also show that when people ‘speak their charts’, we astrologers collect gems that help to fine-tune our astrological vocabulary and capture the essence of a planetary placement.
8 October 2013 (Friends Meeting House, 173 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ): Open Evening for LSA classes. No charge. 7pm start. See here for more details.
December–January 2014: Heaven and Earth, Palmistry Certificate Course, Bali. A complete introduction to modern hand analysis. See here for more details.
23–27 January 2014: FAA Conference, Hobart, Tazmania. Workshop and three talks. See here for more details.
••30 August 2014: Amsterdam, Netherlands. Day workshop. More details to follow.
Book Tour: to promote his two latest books, Solar Arc Directions and Getting to the Heart of Your Chart: Playing Astrological Detective, Frank will be giving day seminars online and at various seminars. Details of occasional online webinars can be found on the Mayo School Website
Getting to the Heart of Your Chart
No chart is difficult to interpret if we develop a method of breaking it down into manageable pieces, spotting the overtones and themes, then working to synthesize these key factors. This talk will help astrologers of all levels learn to zoom into a chart, make lightning-fast connections and identify its major dynamics. Topics include: the Mercury Approach; the 5 types of horoscope; looking for links and common denominators.
Forecasting with Solar Arc Directions
Frank will work with the group’s charts to show how a few simple forecasting methods can reveal life stories, patterns and events. Bring along your birth chart and share your experiences, and, with the help of some useful tips, develop your expertise in Solar Arc Directions and learn to get the most out of this predictive tool.