March 6, 2016: Cycles

Theme: Cycles

Sunday, March 6, 2016.

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Bill Meridian
10:15 a.m.–11:45 a.m. Pacific Standard Time

“Mundane Forecasting with Eclipses”

Eclipses are the most powerful phenomena in astrology. Eclipses are a key component in mundane work. This lecture explains how to construct a mundane forecast with eclipses. The Saros Cycle plays a big part in this work by carrying past themes forward. The 54-year cycle is developed from the Saros and is a key forecasting tool. Eclipses also highlight world leaders and countries. You will be on your way to forecasting with the tools explained in this lecture.

Bill Meridian obtained his MBA in 1972 and began to study astrology in the same year. Bill first began applying computers to financial astrology in 1983, as he continues to do. Bill has authored Planetary Stock Trading 4, The Predictive Power of Eclipse Paths, and Planetary Economic Forecasting. He has been supplementing this work with mundane astrology for many years. Bill has been writing the mundane column for Dell Horoscope for 25 years. He currently operates his own advisory and fund management business from his home in Vienna. His home page and catalog of publications may be found at

Wade Caves
12:00 noon–1:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

“Timing in Horary Astrology”

Horary textbooks cover a lot of ground, but few really draw out the mechanics involved in assessing cycles to create a solid timeline of events. What techniques are consistently recorded? Are they all equally reliable? Is there a more straightforward approach that can be taken? This presentation analyzes modern and historical horary charts to demonstrate an organic approach to timing that underlines the ongoing cycles speaking to us in horary consultation.

Wade Caves is an astrological consultant, educator and international speaker specializing in horary, electional and classical astrological technique. Wade received his certification as a horary practitioner from Deborah Houlding’s School of Traditional Astrology (STA), and now serves as a faculty member and tutor for the STA in North America. Prior to this he was certified with distinction from the Mayo School of Astrology in London, and is well-versed in both traditional and modern psychological methods of chart delineation. Wade maintains an astrological practice based in San Francisco, CA. He can be found online: and

Patrick Watson
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

“Forecasting with Planetary Cycle Affinity”

Popular astrology blogger Patrick Watson will present the idea of planetary cycle affinity, an expansion and consolidation of disparate transit concepts such as phasis, the recurrence transit and the phase angle return. Patrick will demonstrate how natal angularity, aspects and phases establish life-long cycles and developments of particular themes in a life through numerous examples.

Patrick Watson began studying astrology at 15, mentored by Nick Dagan Best and Chris Brennan who introduced him to Hellenistic astrology. At 21, they started blogging for The Political Astrology Blog. In April 2012, they issued an accurate prediction regarding the 2012 elections, which was featured by ABC and Fox News. Patrick graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2011 with a BA in Music. By day, he is a music teacher, by night he is a consulting astrologer and astrology blogger. He lives happily in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife and three children.

Nina Gryphon
4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

“Solar and Lunar Returns Predict Your Year”

Learn to predict your year month by month, using the combination of solar and lunar returns. We will cover advanced techniques for interpreting solar returns to create a detailed forecast for the year; there is more to reading a solar return than just a standalone chart. In the second half of the talk, we will integrate lunar returns for a month-by-month forecast. Bring the year into sharp focus with hands-on, practical techniques.

Nina Gryphon is a practicing astrologer and corporate lawyer living in Los Angeles. Her predictions have appeared in USA Today, Associated Press, Reuters, Chicago Tribune,, Times of India, and many other major publications, and she has been interviewed on radio and CNN/HLN. She received her JD, and MA/BA (English/Creative Writing) from Stanford University, and completed John Frawley’s Horary Apprenticeship. Since then, she has studied with Deborah Houlding. Her website is


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