Fresh Voices 3.0
2-DAY VIRTUAL SUMMIT
Virtual astrology summit featuring some of the hottest new astrologers in the industry.
Deja Lewis | She/They
Understanding Your Axis of Priorities: An Intro to The Nodes in Vocational Astrology
In this talk, I will examine how the nodes are integrated into vocational astrology as an axis of prioritization. They speak to a certain type of calling that can sometimes feel intrinsic to ones being. I plan to synthesize the Vedic traditions interpretation of the nodes by referencing mythology, astrology, and astronomy of the nodes and how they relate to ongoing eclipse energy within your own chart.
Óscar Moisés Díaz | they/them
This experimental lecture seeks to integrate the ancient method of working with fixed stars known as parantellonta that come from the older Egyptian/Babylonian traditions with the Hellenistic timelord system of annual profections by introducing and exploring the concept that I’ve coined as “Star Lord(s)” which comes through my own intensive research in the field.
ET (Erin T) Shipley | she/her
The 3rd & 6th Houses // Care Work & Disability Justice
Delineations of the 6th house as a place of ill conditions can land painfully when they stop there. How do astrologers best support injured or ill clients without assuming their experience or attempting to “solve” medical issues outside our scope of practice? By exploring ideas of community care, chosen family, and the services exchanged with our closest comrades, the fields of care work grow fertile with possibility. The 3rd and 6th houses examined through a lens of disability justice help us speak to harmful realities, navigate issues of access, and provide realistic, maximally beneficial options to our clients within and beyond conventional structures of support.
Ari Felix| they/them
Planets as Ancestors
What if we were in conversation with the seven traditional planets as if they were our most benevolent, beloved ancestors? What if we regarded these living, sentient planetary beings as our wise, playful elders? What kind of ancestor would each planet be to you? We will consider these questions and more, along with the animistic and cosmogonic frameworks that cause them to emerge.
Alyssia Osorio | she/her or they/them
Divining Through Doing, Making the Mundane Magical
The 6th house is often relegated to the house of “drudgery”, the work that is unseen, and therefore, devalued. In this workshop, we’re going to be working with the 6th house (and some surprise techniques) to bring magic into the seemingly mundane.
Think of this as a “Marie Kondo” moment, where we’re thanking our experiences, and climbing into some more joyful ways to engage. This isn’t some “love & light” BS, but rather, some practical and tangible ways to move through this energy.
Beginners welcome, Intermediate and Advanced astrologers will have some new and practical applications to take back into client work.
I Won’t Grow Up, But I Will Grow Sideways: A Childishly Queer Look at the 5th House
I guess you could say I am no longer enchanted by adulthood, its drives, or its landmarks. When I think about graduating, I can’t help but notice the blinking check engine light. When I think about entering and contributing to the workforce, I realize the gas tank is empty and I’m in the middle of traffic on the freeway. When I think about marriage, I must reckon with scams, ownership, lenders, and loans. Lastly, when I think of raising children to take this drive, I am quite disheartened. So, what are the alternatives to adulthood, its drives, and landmarks? Well, childhood, queer folks, and the 5th House. Ready for today’s lesson? Then repeat after Peter, Stockton, and me: I won’t grow up, but I will grow sideways.
Pallas K. Augustine | they/them
Living Astrologically: Cycles, Phases, and Hours
Whenever we go through a personal transit, we are moving with the collective. Living in a time when the collective cycles hit everyone close to home connects us to each other in ways never before possible. Western ideas of relationship, embodiment, identity, and healing are changing to adapt to a planet (and species) in crisis. In turn, this demands more gentle and non-linear approaches to grief, death, trauma, and time.
The complexity of astrological cycles can be overwhelming, but there is a grounding simplicity once we get deeper. Join Pallas in an exploration of planetary cycles, phases, and hours, with Saturn, the Moon, and an appearance of Jupiter in Pisces, to understand how we might work with time as a tool and why it matters for our worlds.
Amaya Rourke | she/her
A Stroll Through the Twilight Garden: Astrological Gardening as Devotion and Magic
Learn how to create a personal and hands-on relationship to intimately get to know the planets, stars, and green ones, through astrological gardening. Learn about how various cultures used stellar cycles for farming and harvesting, and how you can create an astrological magic talismanic garden–even if it’s just on your apartment balcony.
Mo Olufemi | she/her/hers
Teasing apart Topics and their Timing with Triplicity
While most of the focus later in the Western Astrological traditions has centered on looking at placements in their domicile, exaltation, fall, and detriment; there 3 other tiers of essential dignity that can add nuance to the expression of a planet and the consequences it has for the topics it rules. In particular, triplicity as a form of dignity is especially interesting, because it also deals with the ways in which an environment or the people around you can come to your aid or co-sign on something a planet wants to accomplish. Furthermore, triplicity can help us divide up periods of time through which we will experience different energies in our lives when it comes to certain placements or houses. Finally, triplicity can also help us fine tune our understanding of houses, providing increased specificity about our experience of certain topics that live in each house. In this talk, I will focus mainly on the ways in which triplicity can be used to zoom in on the specifics of charts and describe our periodic experiences with certain topics.
Diana Rose Harper | She/her
Rejection as Liberation: The Saturnian Importance of NO
Saturn consistently gets a bad rap. Associated with endings, disappointments, hardship, challenges, and limitations, it’s easy to see why. However, Saturn’s influence is both unavoidable and — in certain circumstances — a form of genuine liberation. This lecture will explore Saturn’s more constructive aspects, with a strong emphasis on the specific form of freedom that a well-tuned Saturnian approach can build.
djenneba drammeh | she/her/they/them she/her
Scholarship, Archival Silence, and Mutual Aid: Reparations Through the Houses
How does benefic hubris ensure harm and neglect? How does malefic temperance and agency ensure our survival? What can the planetary joys scheme tell us about community support?
Taking a trip through the house quadrants, we’ll use astrology to uncover hidden dignities of relationships predicated on resource exchange and dig for fruitful alternatives to exploitations of labor, learning, food, and shelter.
Katia Perez Fuentes (KPF)| they/them
KArtstrology with KPF – The Cosmic Patterns of Artists
An introduction to the language of art and astrology using the planets, their corresponding rulership, and natal theme combinations. We’ll explore creative manifestations of the fifth house and styles of self-expression for each rising sign. This lecture will give an overview of collective interpretations using whole sign delineation, despite the astrologer’s preference for alternative house systems used within individual consultations. Case studies will pull from the art history canon as well as chart samples of contemporary artists shaping the field today.