Thursday June 11th
I have some great news! On the strength of the success of Saturday’s Norfolk astrology group meeting I have another date for your diaries- 2pm Saturday July 11th. Astrologer Chris Mitchell is speaking to our group via zoom
Introduction to Medieval Astrology
This event is free, you will require the zoom link. Please PM this page or Claire Manion to receive the link.
As modern astrologers, we’re used to drawing up charts in seconds on a computer, and using numerous techniques, outer planet transits and a psychological language to work with our clients. Ours is a rich and subtle art. How, then, did medieval astrologers manage with just seven planets and five aspects? Was theirs simply a limited cut-down version of what we have available to us in modern astrology?
In this talk, Chris Mitchell will demonstrate some of the richness of medieval astrology. Despite the lack of outer planets and modern techniques, medieval astrologers had a surprisingly large toolkit of methods lost to modern astrology: dignity, almutens, Arabic Parts, lunations and profections, to name but a few. The recent resurgence of modern translations of ancient texts mean these fascinating methods have been rediscovered, so find out how you can use them today to enrich your own astrological readings.
A bit about Chris Mitchell…
Chris Mitchell has a PhD from the University of Leicester on the topic of medieval astrology, is a tutor on the MA Cultural Astronomy and Astrology course at the University of Wales, and holds a diploma in Medieval Astrology from Astrologos. He has been actively involved in promoting and teaching astrology for 20 years, is on the board of the Astrological Association, and has given talks to groups and conferences in Europe and the US.
Sunday June 7th
I am happy to say the Norfolk Astrology Association had its first Zoom meeting which was a success. As is often the way, a couple of participants had technical troubles but overall, we manged to hold it together! I spoke about Mercury and lead a guided visualization focusing on the messenger of the gods. I think it went down well.
We had 9 participants from further afield than Norfolk, that’s the joy of the internet! I would particularly like to thank Chris Mitchell from the Astrological Association who zoom hosted the group for us and offered his advice. He also joined us for the whole session. We want to meet again online, so watch this space!