NEAC 2021

NCGR Boston hosted the chapter’s inaugural
New England Astrology Conference (NEAC)
March 13 – 14, 2021

NEAC participants engaged in discussion after the final conference presentation.

What participants have to say!

Just left the New England Astrology Conference sponsored by NCGR-Boston Chapter. Great Job! There were six speakers on a range of topics. I found the lack of a “theme” highly refreshing because the variety of topics we heard about this weekend was vast! ~ Elizabeth Hazel

All of the presenters were very informative with their knowledge and expertise. Thank you for the opportunity to learn more about our beautiful universe. ~ Joan Bastian

Many thanks for a very welcoming and perfectly organized conference – it was a joy to present at it and I look forward to many more! ~ Margaret Gray

Very well planned and executed with great results. ~ conference attendee

This was our Stellar Speaker Line Up

Elizabeth Hazel ~ Antiscia: Secrets in the Mirror
Antiscia are one of astrology’s best-kept secrets! We’ll review the historic origins of antiscia, the rationale for why they were developed, and share “Ridiculously Easy Ways to Figure out Antiscia in Your Head.” Basic methods for judging antiscia will be followed by diverse sample charts that show just how wonderfully sneaky and revealing these points of reflected light are in a chart. Antiscia are best known to horary astrologers, but they’re golden in natal charts, solar returns, mundane charts, elections and synastry. Don’t miss the opportunity to add this ridiculously easy but seriously fantastic ancient method to your toolbox! 

Bio – Elizabeth Hazel is president of the SMARRT/Ann Arbor chapter of NCGR. She has been an active astrologer and tarotist for 40+ years, has lectured around the US and in Britain, and is the author of Little Book of Fixed Stars, Antiscia: Secrets in the Mirror, Tarot Decoded, The Whispering Tarot deck and book, and numerous articles and columns. Contact ehazel@bex.net or www.kozmickitchenpress.com

Acyuta-bhava Dasa (Adam Elenbaas) ~ Mystical Saturn: A Planet for All Ages
When the planet Neptune was seen for the very first time through a telescope, it was conjunct Saturn. In this talk, we shall explore the symbolism of Saturn across the ages, while also exploring the possibility that the ancient Saturn is just as mystical and other-worldly as any of the modern, outer planets – including Neptune! 

Bio – Acyuta-bhava Dasa (Adam Elenbaas) is a professional astrologer, author, and yoga instructor/studio owner from the Twin Cities of Minnesota. Adam holds an M.A. and MFA in Creative Writing. His first book, a Publisher’s Weekly top book of the year, called Fishers of Men: The Gospel of an Ayahuasca Vision Quest was published by Tarcher/Penguin in 2010. Adam was one of the founding writers of RealitySandwich.com, and when he isn’t writing, teaching, or seeing clients, Adam is usually immersed in his practice of Bhakti yoga. You can find his work at www.nightlightastrology.com

Ramya Krishnamurthy ~ Karmic Remedies for Vedic and Western Astrologers
This presentation will take a look at the connection between karma and the ways to modify it. How can an astrologer help a person to change their karmic footprint and use remedies effectively? Many clients come to a reading and leave with a desire to learn how to deal with their tough aspects/ transits. This lecture will help you with that and can be used by Vedic and Western astrologers alike. Karmic remedies are universally applicable.

Bio – Ramya is a practitioner of both Western and Indian (Vedic) astrology. She hails from a family of traditional Indian Vaidhyas (Ayurveda practitioners) and astrologers. She combines findings from both Western and Indian astrology to offer a complete perspective. She has served as the treasurer of the Boston Chapter and is currently serving as the Clerk for National NCGR (since 2017) as well as Director of Outreach for the Boston Chapter. She has been active in national conferences as a volunteer and speaker. In addition she is also a financial services specialist for a bank and has been working on investment products / management since 2002.

Lynn Bell ~ Body and Psyche: The Archetypal Language of Planets and Symptoms
The body speaks to us in many ways, and when we listen with a “planetary” ear, a symptom will often lead to a particular place in the chart, and a specific theme of burning or restriction, of twists and breaks or out of control growth. How do we learn the archetypal language of symptom? If we pay close enough attention, our bodies communicate through the language of symptom, a language that astrology can help us decode. The signs of the zodiac have been linked to different parts of the body since ancient times, and they can offer clues to the underlying tensions and conflicts that may be expressed in physical symptoms. Rather than a seminar about medical astrology, this is an exploration of the astrological language of the body, of the relationship between psyche, soma and the stars. The ability to think symbolically is at the heart of all astrological work. How can we learn to listen to the non-verbal messages that come not only through the body but also through our experience of the everyday world? The understanding of symbolic language can be extended to our cars and our homes, our pets and machines, then offered back to our clients in healing communication.

Bio – Lynn Bell has been practicing astrology for over forty years. Her approach comes out of many years of client practice, teaching and speaking, at the CPA in London, and now MISPA and Astrology University online. Known for her creative depth, Lynn has lectured at conferences all over the world. Her archetypal approach fuses psychology and spirituality. She is the author of Planetary Threads, Cycles of Light and co-author of the Mars Quartet. She was the 2016 winner of the Charles Harvey award for Service to Astrology.

Margaret Gray ~ Will Relationships Change with the Jupiter/Uranus and Saturn/Uranus Squares?
Join me in an exploration of these major 2021 squares from Aquarius to Taurus. What effect might these squares have on relationship dynamics? Will friendships take on a more important role? Will we feel more, or less, connected to loved ones? 

Bio – Margaret Gray, MSW., is an international consulting and teaching psychological astrologer and psychotherapist based in Dublin, Ireland. She offers Birth Chart readings, as well as courses in Psychological Astrology and Relationship Astrology. Margaret is the co-founder and co-director of ‘Relationships and Astrology’. She also set up and co-runs ‘Astrology Ireland’, which offers monthly presentations and classes with local and international speakers. Margaret was on the ISAR board of directors, and presents regularly at international astrology conferences. www.astrologypsychological.com, www.relationshipsandastrology.com

David Perloff ~ The Origin and Applications of the Sabian Symbols
The Sabian Symbols were brought forth in 1925 via Marc Edmund Jones and his student, Elsie Wheeler. There are 360 symbols, one for each degree of the zodiac. We’ll look at the history of the symbols, how they were further developed by Dr. Jones and Dane Rudhyar, and how they are used today. We’ll examine the resonance between the Sabian Symbols and the natal charts of countries, famous people, as well as historical events. We’ll discuss consulting the Sabian Oracle; how Sabian Symbols can be used in both horary and electional astrology, as well as for chart rectification.    

Bio – David Perloff is a professional astrologer, with clients around the world. He has given astrology talks throughout the United States and internationally, most recently (pre-COVID) in Portugal, Italy, and Canada. David’s writing has appeared in The Mountain Astrologer, Dell Horoscope Magazine, Geocosmic Journal, and other publications. He is president of NCGR Boston. His website is davidperloffastrology.com