March Meetup

                                                  March Meetup

                                  Sunday March 9, 2014 ~ Noonish

                                Guest Speaker ~ Arthyr Chadbourne

                              Fee ~ None, Your attendance is all we ask.

For our March Meetup we are honored to have as our guest speaker Arthyr W. Chadbourne.  He is a third generation astrologer who has long been an advocate for exploring new dimensions of awareness in the astrological field.  As a practicing astrologer and researcher, his open acknowledgment of individual spirituality as the core of the astrological chart has put him on the cutting edge of those in astrology who are creating the metaphysical arts of the future.

His client list reads like a who's who in the entertainment field and he is an astrological consultant for many leaders of industry.  The successful changes he has made in his own astrological practice prove he is a man not only of vision and deeds, but an author whose beliefs spring from the truths and experience of daily living.

Arthyr Chadbourne was astrological director as well as the star in the motion picture, The Astrologer.  He has also worked as an executive producer for the independent television series Meet The Astrologer.

In addition to his seminal work “Ancient Whispers from Chaldea - Babylonian Astrology,” Mr. Chadbourne has also written, “YOUR Truth Will Set You Free,” a self-help book emphasizing the responsibility toward success is upon oneself (1975).

Arthyr will introduce us to the Sunset Chart a technique he developed in “Ancient Whispers from Chaldea,” the history behind it and when and how to use it.

This is a very active time in terms of planetary energy.  Mercury just stationed direct on Friday, February 28 and is still trying to get up to speed.  Mars stationed retrograde Saturday (March 1) and Saturn stationed retrograde today, (March 2).  We now have three planets Mars, Jupiter and Saturn retrograde.  Having 3 planets retrograde occurs about 26-27% of the time and is the second most common behind having 2 planets retrograde which occurs about 29-30% of the time.  This won’t last long as Jupiter will station direct on Thursday, March 6 leaving only Mars and Saturn retrograde.  Remember, when a planet is retrograde it is making its closest approach to the Earth and when a planet stations and changes direction, the energy is the strongest.  It should also be pointed out that on February 19, the nodes changed signs moving from Scorpio/Taurus to Libra/Aries.  The nodes were previously in Libra/Aries July 31, 1995 to January 27, 1997. 

At the time of our Meetup the planets will be fairly well distributed around the chart but with half (5) in cardinal signs and half in water signs.  We will be five weeks from the first eclipse of 2014 and six weeks from the Cardinal Grand Cross at 13 degrees of the four cardinal signs.  Venus will have left Capricorn behind and joined Mercury in cardinal air Aquarius and the Moon will have home and joined Jupiter in Cancer.

As usual, we will start this Meetup with our talk around with the “Big 3” Ascendant, Sun and Moon signs, if you know them.  Don’t worry if you don’t as you will before the meetup is over.  Then we have our special guest speaker, Arthyr Chadbourne and The Sunset Chart.

If you would like to be a speaker or have ideas for future topics, please let Spencer or I know.  What we don’t know, we can all learn together.

So, all that said, here is our agenda for this meetup.

  12-12:30  Meet, mingle, eat drink and be merry.  Support the Un Urban Café!

  12:30-12:45  Announcements - Talk around – Jim

  12:45-  Introduction of guest speaker – Spencer

  12:45-2:00  Arthyr Chadbourne – Ancient Astrology and the Sunset Chart

  2:00-??  Q & A.  Wrap up

  2:??-3:00  Mix and mingle

  3:30-5:30  Mini Readings – Class – Your Sunset Chart  - Any ?? answered.

Bring your chart if you have one; if not, and you would like one, send me your particulars (date, time and place of birth) ([masked]) and I will be glad to generate it and send it to you.  I will also print one and bring it to the meetup for you.  Just be sure to let me know before 9 am on Sunday March 9.

Here are the tentative dates and some possible topics for future Meetups:

  04/13/14 – Eclipses of 2014 – Cardinal Grand Cross of 4/22/14

  05/18/14 – 3rd Sunday as second Sunday is “Mother’s Day.”  Finding Your Family in the Chart????

  06/08/14  Back to second Sunday – Topic TBD

  07/13/14  Topic TBD

  08/10/14  Topic TBD

  09/25-28/14  International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR) Conference

  Stepping into the circle: Embracing the spirit of community

  For more information see the conference facebook page - or go to

I will also be uploading the ISAR Conference Brochure to our Meetup files page.

Possible Topics for future Meetups:

      Relationship of the personal planets, Mercury, Venus & Mars

      Relationship of the outer planets, Uranus, Neptune & Pluto

      Black Moon and all things Lilith

      Prenatal Eclipses


      Hecate, Pandora and the Dark Goddesses

      The Dwarf Planets, Ceres, Eris, Haumea & Makemake

       The Heliocentric Chart

      Minor aspects and Harmonic charts

      Comparison of Tropical, Sidereal, Vedic and Uranian astrology

      What color is your Sun?  Color your chart?  Colorful astrology for hue-mans

If you have other ideas for topics, please let Spencer or I know.  What we don’t know, we shall learn together.  Want to be a speaker?  Talk with Spencer or me.  We are open to pretty much all things astrological.

Spencer and I have talked about this and because of the ongoing expense of the fees for the meetup site and costs of copies and such, we are going to add a container for “love donations” to help defray some of the costs.  This is entirely voluntary.  There is no fee or charge for attending this meetup; this is just to help defray some of the costs.

This meetup will be at our usual location, Un Urban Café, 3301 Pico Blvd.  Great little coffee shop with delicious food and excellent drink selections.  Do support the Un Urban if you can by buying a drink and/or something to eat.

Because of the remodel at the Un Urban, we need to move our post-meeting discussions and class from the back room to the main/front area by 3pm so others can have the opportunity to use the backroom and stage. 

After the meetup, about 3:30pm, I will be conducting a class/ mini-consultations going into more detail on whatever you might have questions about or want to look at.  I will also be answering any lingering questions from the meetup or which you may have.  A fee of $10 is requested for this class.

If you have any questions, would like to request a chart or just want to chat, e-mail me [masked] or ring me up,[masked]-4417.

We hope to see you all on March 9, in support of our guest speaker and the Un Urban Café.

  Un Urban Café, 3301 Pico Blvd. 12 Noonish PM


  Spencer & Jim

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  • Dominique

    A very interesting speaker! And as always, it was great to see everyone.

    1 · March 11, 2014

  • James

    Another aweome meetup..

    1 · March 9, 2014

  • Star

    Enjoyed it all!

    1 · March 9, 2014

  • Mike T

    Ugh. I missed 2 in a row. Apologies. Just realized it was Mars Retrograde. Funny how I reached out to an ex-girlfriend recently. This might be too basic for the professional astrologers, but topics I would be interested in for the future: What aspects are stronger? Trine, Sextle, Conjunct; etc.? When you have positive and negative aspects at the same time, how do you determine what's stronger? I like how there's advanced and intermediate topics, but staying late for a class doesn't work. Is it possible to do the beginner/intermediate stuff at the start, mingle in the middle, and advanced stuff at the end of the meetup?

    Love this group! Thank you!

    March 9, 2014

  • Kimberly

    Daylight savings today!

    March 9, 2014

  • kim

    Looking forward to it ..

    March 9, 2014

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