Past Events

22nd to 24th June 2018

Astrological Association of Great Britain 50th Conference

More details here


24th to 29th May 2018

United Astrology Conference

Marriot Hotel, Downtown Chicago, Illinois

More details here and here


Tuesday 24th October 2017 at 10.30 am

Lecture: The Lauriston Horoscope

Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh

More information here 


Saturday 24th June 2017 4pm to 5pm GMT

NCGR Round the World Internet Conference 

Lecture: Psychosomatic Astrology – The Body Talks – Stories that Harm, Stories that Heal


Wednesday 10th May 2017 at 7.30pm

Scottish Astrological Association

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, 25 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh

 Lecture: Healing the Soul, Healing the Body: Making the Connections


Sunday 20th November 2016 at 6:30 pm GMT

Breaking Down the Borders 4 Internet Conference

Psychosomatic Astrology: The Body Talks – Stories that Harm, Stories that Heal

more info here


12th and 13th November 2016 

Hamburg,  Bussestr. 53

Psychosomatische Astro-Medizin, das IC und Verwirklichung vom Potenzial

more info here



4th to 6th November 2016

The Najaars Astrologie Congres in Oldenzaal, Netherlands

Lecture and Workshop Psychosomatic Astrology

More info here


9th November 2016 

Lecture: The IC

Opleidingscentrum Ishtar
Zuidwijkstraat 80,  2729 KE Zoetermeer, Netherlands


10th November 2016 in Amsterdam with Faye Blake and Zelda Hall

Date: November 10, 2016

Time: 10:30 – 17:00

Location: Amsterdam

Another of our workshops in the ‘She Who Dares’ series for all women.

Jane Ridder-PatrickZelda Hall and Faye Blake will be guiding you to gain clarity on…

Where did I come from? How has my early life shaped me?

What am I aiming for in life?

And how are these two things linked? How does my past affect where I am heading in life?

Jane’s talk: Meet the Ancestors


The emotional soil that we were rooted in as children has a profound impact on almost every area of our lives. Were your longings nourished or frustrated? What was encouraged and what was frowned upon? What was most emphasised or suppressed – feelings, ideas, identity or security? We each draw on long tangled threads of our forebears’ experiences and in this session we will explore the tap-root of our ancestral trees to discover the wellspring of our motivations, challenges and approach to the world of achievement.

Faye’s Talk: Going somewhere?

Faye will look at direction in life. What are your desired goals? And how can an understanding of your background help you plot a course to enable you to reach them? Astrological symbolism can help you discover and enhance your reputation. What do you wish to be known for? What will be your legacy? But what happens when you change country? We will also investigate how a change of location can give the opportunity to redirect and refocus your life – especially when it comes to your career.

Zelda’s Talk: Being embodied in the world

The world needs women who are unafraid to embrace their true power.

Lurching/Caught between the expectations in our upbringing and the norms of the outside world, staying grounded in our authenticity/integrity can take some doing. As women we may find that simply having a female body leaves us open to all sorts of criticism and demands, and sometimes even traumatic violations.


We may find ourselves abandoning the feminine aspect of our nature to ‘get ahead’.  Whether it is ‘power dressing’ in a pinstripe suit, having voice training to sound more masculine (think Margaret Thatcher) or being cold and heartless to avoid the accusation of being overemotional.

We will look at how to draw strength from our pasts and find the courage to create our futures as we negotiate the world as women while staying fully grounded in our bodies.

Practical Information

Date: Thursday 10th November 2016

Location: Amsterdam

Time: 10:30 – 17:00

Cost: €120

More info or to book: Please mail Faye or call her on 020-6206244.


20th to 26th August 2016

Faculty of Astrological Studies Summer School

Exeter College, Oxford

Link to Summer School Brochure


Saturday 2nd July 2016

Birmingham Astrological Society

Workshop part 1: Saturn in Medical Astrology

Workshop Part 2: Psychosomatic Astrology

Workshop Part 3: The IC and Fourth House

More details here


Tuesday 31st May 2016 at 7.30pm

Aquarius Rising

St George’s Studios, 93 – 97 St George’s Road, Glasgow G3 6JA

Lecture: The Marginalisation of Astrology in Seventeenth-Century Scotland

Astrology was a core component of the university curriculum in Scotland until the last quarter of the seventeenth century, with a spike of increased interest shown in it in the 1670s. Just over two decades later, however, by 1700, astrology’s place in academia had been irrevocably lost and the topic had largely become an object of derision, an attitude that has persisted in much of mainstream thinking to this day. This talk will investigate the reasons for the marginalisation of astrology in the late seventeenth century and look at the transits that accompanied this.


Sunday 1st May 2016                

Scottish School of Astrology Foundation Course

Workshop 8.  ­         Putting It All Together

Wednesday 13th April 2016 at 7.30pm

Scottish Astrological Association

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, 25 Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AP

Lecture: On Making Your Life Agree with the Heavens

This talk is inspired by a book of the same title by the influential Italian Renaissance scholar, priest and astrologer Marsilio Ficino. It will explore both traditional and 21st century techniques for living pro-actively and more fully aligning ourselves to the heavenly kaleidoscope. This leads to rich and often unsuspected benefits to be tapped for ourselves and those around us, as well as planet earth itself– and deepens our understanding of the subtleties of astrology at the same time. Carpe diem!


Sunday 10th April 2016              

Scottish School of Astrology Foundation Course

Workshop 7.  ­         Cycles and Transits  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Sunday 6th March 2016             

Workshop 6.  ­          Neptune and Pluto
Sunday 24th January 2016        
Workshop 5.  ­          Mercury and Uranus ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sunday 6th December 2015   
Workshop 4. ­           Jupiter and Saturn
Thursday 3rd December 2015 at 5pm
Traditional Cosmology Society, University of EdinburghMain Lecture Theatre, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston PlaceLecture: The Astrological Worldview ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Sunday 8th November 2015      Scottish School of Astrology Foundation CourseWorkshop 3. ­           Venus and Mars ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Sunday 11th October 2015 ­          

Scottish School of Astrology Foundation Course

Workshop 2.           The Sun and Moon ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Tuesday 29th September 2015

The Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of Edinburgh

Lecture: The Marginalisation of Astrology in Seventeenth-Century Scotland

CMRS Semester 1 poster 2015-16


Sunday 13th September 2015  

Scottish School of Astrology Foundation Course  

Workshop 1.            The Elements ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Saturday 25th July 2015, H 9:00/20:00

Sunday 26th July 2015, H 9:00/ 13:00


Lecture: Psychosomatic Medical Astrology


Wednesday 20th May 2015 at 7.30pm

Scottish Astrological Association

The Classroom, at the Abbey Mount Centre, 2-4 Abbey Mount, Edinburgh, EH8 8EJ

Lecture: Saturn in Sagittarius



Astrological Lodge of London

Sunday, 28th June 2015 – 10.00am to 5.00pm

11th Annual Astrology and Healing seminar

Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA

Lecture: Psychosomatic Medical Astrology


Bolton Astrological Society Spring Conference

Saturday 18th April 2015

Morning Workshop: Saturn in Medical Astrology

Afternoon Workshop: The IC and the Fourth House


15th Balkan International Conference

27th to 29th March 2015

Belgrade, Serbia

Lecture: The Sun and Moon in Medical Astrology Lecture: Saturn and Neptune in Medical Astrology

More details here

Post-Conference Workshop

30th March 2015  6pm to 9pm  (40 Euros)

Staying Well with Medical Astrology

Just because you have a configuration that is typical for a given health condition, it certainly does not mean that you will get it. In this workshop we will look at several major groups of diseases and, using the insights of astrology, explore ways that could help prevent unnecessary illness and promote good health. Participants will also be shown how to investigate and work positively with their own charts configurations to help them aim towards optimal health


Amsterdam School of Astrology

Saturday  21st March 2015

A Workshop for Women with Faye Cossar, Zelda Hall and Jane Ridder-Patrick

She who dares: A seed moment for co-creation

Zelda’s session: Co-creating with the wisdom of the body

Experience how enthusiasm and excitement are manifesting in your body and where and how you are holding it back. Zelda will help you discover how body signals can keep you on track to create what you want – what you really, really want.

Faye’s session: The Life Cycle of women – daring to go to the next phase

Using the myth of Ceres as a guide and the astrological Life Clock, Faye will explain the development of different life phases which are marked by biology and rites of passage. Where are you now? And what next?

 Jane’s session: Opening Doors, Overcoming obstacles

Jane will highlight the opportunities opening up for us all at this special seed time and provide participants with some simple yet powerful tools for dealing with the blocks, fears and inner critics that can hold us back.


University of Utrecht History of Science Conference

The Descartes Centrum for history of science of the University of Utrecht, in collaboration with the department of philosophy of the Radboud University at Nijmegen, will host an international conference on the problem of the marginalization of astrology in the early modern period

Paper: The Marginalization of Astrology in Seventeenth-Century Scotland

Thursday and Friday 19th & 20th March 2015

Cervantes Institute, Domplein 3, Utrecht

More information here


Breaking Down the Borders 3

IAA’s 3-day Online Astrology Conference

Saturday 15th November 2014 at 7pm GMT

Lecture – The Skin: Barrier and Bridge to the Unconscious


Sunday 2nd November 2014

Scottish School of Astrology Foundation Course

8. Transits and Interpretation Part 2


Astrological Association of Great Britain 46th Annual Conference

12th – 14th September 2014

Wyboston Lakes, near Cambridge


The Healing Power of Astrology

The Hidden Power of the IC

More information here


Sunday 24th August 2014

Scottish School of Astrology Foundation Course

7. Interpretation and Transits Part 1


Sunday 15th June 2014

Scottish School of Astrology Foundation Course

6. Neptune and Pluto


Sunday 11th May 2014

Scottish School of Astrology Foundation Course

5. Mercury and Uranus


Wednesday 7th May 2014 at 7.30pm

Scottish Astrological Association

Theosophical Society, 28 Great King Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QH

Exploring the IC

This evening we will explore the IC/MC axis which describes in the deepest sense where we are coming from and where we are going, our private lives versus our public lives. The often neglected IC, along with fourth house planets and ruler, describes the parental and ancestral issues that mould and sometime scar us from womb to tomb and it is the source and moderator of our potency and presence in the world. The MC describes the qualities we need to develop in order to move towards our unique contribution to society. This may begin as an extension of our parents’ goals, ambitions and achievements but eventually we must extract ourselves from the matrix of our early childhood conditioning and find our own place in the world.

More information here


15th April 2014

Scientific and Medical Network

Edinburgh, 7.30pm

Science and the Stars

For those who have experienced serious astrology, it is a priceless tool for helping us understand ourselves and our world. For most academics, scientists and theologians who are unfamiliar with it, astrology is dismissed with ridicule as vulgar, irrational and ungodly. Based on research for her PhD in History, Jane will examine astrology’s fall from grace in the seventeenth century and the roots of this extraordinary prejudice that still has repercussions today.

More information from


13th April 2014

Scottish School of Astrology Foundation Course

4. Jupiter and Saturn


9th March 2014

Scottish School of Astrology Foundation Course

3. Venus and Mars


9th February 2014

Scottish School of Astrology Foundation Course

2. The Sun and Moon


19th January 2014

Scottish School of Astrology Foundation Course

1. The Elements


26th November 2013

7.30 to 9.30pm

Aquarius Rising, Glasgow

The IC-MC Axis

plant in orange

More information here


Saturday 2nd November 2013

One-hour Internet presentation free of charge for OPA Members

7am Hawaii     10am Pacific     11am Mountain     Noon Central    1pm Eastern

6pm UK     7pm Central Europe     8pm Israel     9pm Moscow


Saturn in Sickness and Health

Anatomy of Mansur zodiac man

More information about free talks here.


Sunday 9th June 2013

Amsterdam School of Astrology

Two half day workshops Mapping the Year’s Promise: the Annual Solar Return

Roots and Shoots: The MC-IC Axis

Date: Sunday June 9th 2013

Times: 10:30 – 13:00 & 14:30 – 17.00

      Place: Amsterdam Centre

      Costs: Full day workshop international speaker 100,- Euros incl. 21%BTW.
           Half day   50,-
       Registration and more information: Faye 020-6206244
           or email Faye


The 6th Annual Astrology Student Conference

1-2 June 2013

Hughes Parry Hall, 19-26 Cartwright Gardens, London WC1H 9EF.

Aspects and Planetary Combinations: The Storylines of Our Lives

Sunday 2nd June, 12.15 – 1.30pm


Lecture: Jupiter-Saturn Cycles: Collective and Individual


22nd May 2013 at 7.30pm

Scottish Astrological Association

28 Great King   Street, Edinburgh

Lecture: Jupiter-Saturn Cycles


12th May 2013 from 10am to 4pm

Scottish School of Astrology



Workshop: Solar Returns


24th March 2013 from 10am to 4pm

Scottish School of Astrology


pollard-old-tree from woodland trust

Workshop: Roots, Shoots & Fruits – The IC-MC Axis


5th February 2013 at 7pm

Traditional Cosmology Society

University of Edinburgh

Dr Jane Ridder-Patrick   
Lecture: Astrology in Early Modern  Scotland


30 November – 2 December 2012

International Academy of Astrology’s second International Cyber Conference,

 Breaking Down The Borders2

 Lecture: The Fixed Signs in Medical Astrology


  21- 23rd June 2012

 The British Scholar Society’s Britain and the World Conference 2012

University of Edinburgh

 Lecture: The Debate about Astrology in early modern Scotland ca.1560-1726


24th to 29th May 2012

United Astrology Conference (UAC)

New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Friday 25th May 2012    11.00am – 12.15pm

Lecture: The Cycles of Health: Identifying Critical Periods for Prevention and Intervention

Tuesday 29th May 2012    9.00am – 10.15am

Lecture: Symbols for Health: Creative Visualisation in Medical Astrology


Wednesday 29th February 2012   7.30pm

Scottish Astrological Association

Theosophical Society, 28 Great King Street, Edinburgh

Lecture: Astrology in Early Modern Scotland


Saturday 4th February 2012

Sydney, Australia

Workshop: Explore the Elements     9.30am till 5pm

NatureCareCollege, 46 Nicholson Street, St Leonards


19th – 23rd January 2012

The 19th International FAA Conference

Weaving the Fabric of Time

University of Melbourne, Australia

Friday 20th January 2012    3.45 – 5.00pm

Lecture: In Sickness and in Health: Saturn and Neptune

Saturday 21st January 2012       9.15am – 12.00 noon

Extended Lecture: Signs of the Times: Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease and other Chronic Disorders

Sunday 22nd January 201210.45am –12.00 noon

Lecture: The Cardinal Cross

Monday 23rd January 2012       10.00am – 4.30 pm

Post-conference workshop: Symptom as Symbol: Hearing the Call of the Body and Soul