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New Meetup: INTERNATIONAL ASTROLOGY DAY - March 20th 2010 - All day conference

From: Elizabeth B.
Sent on: Monday, March 8, 2010 10:08 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Astrology of the Bay Area Meet up Group!

What: INTERNATIONAL ASTROLOGY DAY - March 20th 2010 - All day conference

When: Saturday, March 20,[masked]:00 AM

Where:
1st Unitarian Church
1187 Franklin cross street is Geary
San Francisco, CA 94109

Greetings and Salutations to All!

We are collaborating with NCGR and AFAN on a daylong event for International Astrology Day to be held on Saturday, March 20, featuring 8 top speakers on a variety of topics! It's a terrific "mini-conference" not to be missed! And since you won't want to tear yourself away for lunch (although there are 25 restaurants within 1/4 of a mile) we'll have catered box lunches! Register now and save on advance registration!
The Conference is at the 1st Unitarian Church located at 1187 Franklin and Geary street.

Go to www.ncgrsanfrancisco.org to register.
To view a list of speakers and topics, go to http://ncgrsanfrancisco.org/IADSFSpeakers.html

Here is the schedule:

10:15 AM OPENING
10:30 AM SPRING EQUINOX CELEBRATION
10:45 AM 11:30 AM UNDERSTANDING AND MAINTAINING HEALTH THROUGH ASTROLOGY Jessica Lanyadoo
Jessica Lanyadoo's talk will provide insight and strategies for coping with mental and body health issues as they show up in the birth chart and by transit. We will focus on the influence of the outer planets, their impact on our medical predispositions and how to find them reflected in the chart. This will be a lively discussion that is suitable for astrology connoisseurs of all levels, with a useful handout of information for the novice.
11:45 AM 12:30 PM REAL ESTATE: YOUR HOME OR YOUR LIFE?? Georgia Stathis
A lot of people think their homes are investments, when they are really their homes. This confusion has been one of many misconceptions that contributed to the current difficulties in the real estate market. Though the subprime mortgage debacle created more than expected foreclosures and upside down mortgages, borrowers have also contributed to this economic challenge. This lecture will discuss the differences between homes as homes and homes as investments and the cycles that accompany these two very different approaches real estate. These cycles are really quite predictable. This lecture is geared to the public with references to planetary cycles.
12:45 PM 1:30 PM INVESTING WITH ASTROLOGY Jonathan Pearl
Are stocks going up or down? Is it a bull market or bear? We'll look at the longer term moves of the stock market as seen through Jupiter and Saturn. Find out when to buy in and when to get out. We'll also look at what's coming up for the next few years.
1:30 PM 2:00 PM LUNCH BREAK
2:00 PM 2:45 PM "WHY WAS I BORN?" HONORING YOUR CHILD'S LIFE PURPOSE Linda Rose
Have you been thrown by the difference in your romantic expectations of parenting and the reality on the ground? Your child's chart is the best nuts and bolts 'how-to' manual there is. And when you know, accept, and honor your child's Life Purpose, everything gets easier. How soon is too soon? Wait until your baby is born, of course, but not a minute more!
3:00 PM 3:45 PM WHAT IS ASTROLOGY? KT The Astrologer
Find out what Astrology really is and what it isn't. Learn how astrology has been regarded throughout history and how it is regarded today. Astrology is useful for character analysis but it can also provide much more insight into just about every area of life such as world events, the stock market and even the most auspicious time to start a new business! Understand how astrology can be applied to your life.
4:00 PM 4:45 PM ASTROLOGY AND CONSCIOUS RELATIONSHIPS Greg Bogart, PhD
Astrology can help us sustain and enhance our relationships so that we flourish within them. This presentation introduces synastry (chart comparison) and the art of couples counseling, with an emphasis on lunar aspects as a means of understanding each person's capacity for emotional attachment. Greg will show how astrology aids us in working through relationships conflicts, anger, impasses, and shutdowns. Astrology generates insights that can enhance, heal, and sustain our relationships, enabling us to interact and live with other people more joyously, with greater tolerance and humor. He will discuss relationship symbolism of the natal chart, and synastry, the process of comparing two charts and their interactions.
5:00 PM 5:45 PM AMERICA'S MONEY KARMA Jessica Murray
Even more so than sex, money is the big taboo in the United States. Coveted yet despised, no other issue elicits such intense feelings. This ambivalence is spelled out in the chart of the USA; where Pluto, the planet of obsession, resides in the house of materialism. The indicators are clear that America?s money karma will either kill it or transform it; a crisis that will be played out over the next few years.
6:15 PM 7:30 PM KEYNOTE ADDRESS: ASTROLOGY AND COMMUNITY Jeff Jawer
The practice of astrology primarily addresses the character and cycles of individuals. The psychological development of 20th century astrology contributed to trends of individualism that have created both a sense of freedom and alienation. We are empowered with a sense of identity that is freed from traditional cultural references that is also an artificial separation of the personal and the collective. This talk will address ways to reintegrate community concerns within an astrological context, not to return to a pre-industrial worldview but to make astrology a relevant part of the post-modern world.
7:30 PM 8:30 PM WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION

The IAD Conference takes place in the Starr King Room at the First Unitarian Universalist Church Center, located on 1187 Franklin Street at Geary in San Francisco, CA 94109. Find it with Google Maps.
Map to First Unitarian Universalist Church

The information below pertains to the San Francisco Astrological Society and is separate from the IAD mini conference.

On March 25th at Fort Mason, our Next Speaker for the SFAS is JESSICA MURRAY! Her lecture topic is"The Dark God Meets the Great Awakener: The Cardinal Cross Assembles."

The San Francisco Astrological Societies 2010 Calendar is Online!

Check the "events" tab at the top of this page to see our list of dates and speakers for 2010! Set aside those must-attend evenings and circle those important dates on your brand new calendar now -- before Mercury goes retrograde!

CARPOOLING
Progress your transit!

With members coming in from all over the SF Bay Area we encourage carpooling. We now have a Faceboook page where you can offer or ask for a ride, or otherwise connect with members between meetings!

Join us on Facebook!

Connect with other astrologers and keep up to date on our Facebook page! It's another way you can leave feedback on our events, carpool, ask other members any questions you may have about astrology, offer any ideas for discussion, suggest future events, and get more involved in the astrological community.

General Meeting Info

SFAS invites you to join us on the last Thursday of the month for a lively astrological presentation, discussion and excellent company.

Regular meetings start at 7:30 pm and are held at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco's Marina District. Parking and public transit available.

Regular meetings cost $7 for members and $12 for non-members for the general public.

$2 discounts off meeting fees for:

* Students with a student ID card
* Senior citizens (age 65+),
* People experiencing their Uranus Return (born 1925 or earlier) with membership get in for free!

Become a member for only $25 a year! For details and directions see Meeting Information. Also, see Membership Information.

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/Astrology-of-the-Bay-Area-Meet-up-Group/calendar/12818009/

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