May 7, 2016: Love, Passion, and the Darkness

Theme: Love, Passion, and the Darkness

Saturday*, May 7, 2016.

*Yes, Saturday. In the U.S., Sunday is Mother’s Day. No need to choose between Mom and astrology.

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Recordings of the lectures will be available to paid registrants after the lecture, whether or not the registrant attends. Yet, we encourage in-person participation and community-building in these interactive web lectures, so do join us live if you can!


Armand Diaz, Ph.D.
10:15 a.m.–11:45 a.m. Pacific Standard Time

“Mars, the Forgotten Planet in Relationships”

When we think of relationship astrology, we usually focus on Venus, the seventh house and its ruler, and other points. Mars is often overlooked, although it says a great deal about both sexuality and how we fight – two important dimensions of relationship. This talk will focus on how to integrate Mars into relationship astrology, looking at its role in both natal and composite/relationship charts.

Armand Diaz, Ph.D., is an NCGR-PAA certified astrologer with a practice based in New York and a worldwide clientele. He presents on astrology nationally and internationally. In 2012, he published his book Integral Astrology: Understanding the Ancient Discipline in the Contemporary World. The following year, he co-produced and co-edited Transpersonal Astrology. His most recent book, Separating Aspects, is on relationship astrology. Armand’s writing has appeared in The Mountain Astrologer and The Journal of the Astrological Association of Great Britain, among other publications. He is Books and Articles Editor for Astrology News Service and Agent 17 for the Cosmic Intelligence Agency. Armand can be reached via his website, .

Baris Ilhan
12:00 noon–1:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

“The Fourth House: Our Grave or Treasure?”

The fourth house is the house of family, home, parents, roots, ancestors and homeland, but traditionally it also represents the hidden things, treasures, endings and graves. This is the darkest part of our chart. In this lecture we will see how this house can be our grave in a symbolical and psychological sense and how we can turn it into a treasure by working on the issues that are indicated by the sign there.

Baris Ilhan, C.A., NCGR is a full-time astrologer since 1993 and one of the leading astrologers in Turkey. Founded an astrological publishing house and an astrology school, “Ilhan Astrology Institute” in 1997. Teaches, lectures, organizes workshops regularly and wrote astrology articles for Radikal newspaper for more than 10 years. Had written two books: “The Puberty Age of Adults”, about planetary cycles and “Astrology Lessons”, a text book for the students. She is the President of NCGR-Turkey, and a member of NCGR, ISAR, AFA, AFAN, OPA, AA and Advisory Board of NCGR. Website: E-mail:

Nadiya Shah
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

“Karma and Love: The Nodes in Relationship Astrology ”

There are some meetings that evoke a strong emotion, or leave a lasting impact. Some people change you, make you clear about who you no longer are, or about your future. That’s what happens with contact to the nodes. This talk will explore the role of the Moon’s Nodes in the Synastry chart, also called relationship astrology.

Nadiya Shah is an Author, Media Personality, and is one of the few people in the world to hold an M.A. in the Cultural Study of Cosmology and Divination, from the University of Kent, United Kingdom. She is the Author of “Astrology Realized: Your Journey to Understanding Astrology” available in English and Spanish. Nadiya’s wildly popular Youtube channel, nadiyashahdotcom features “Synchronicity WebTV” Celebrating Astrology and the New Age, “AstroFabulous” Videoscopes, and “Synchronicity University” free online classes. A more extensive bio can be found on her website.

Gary P. Caton
4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

“Secrets of the Mars Rx Loops”

Everyone is fascinated by retrograde motion, but what does it really mean? By understanding Astronomy we can learn to draw meaning from the actual visible and measurable movements of the planets in three dimensions. Unbeknownst to most, there are actually 8 different loops potentially traced in the sky by Mars during its different retrogrades. Join me to discover which of these loops is active now and uncover the secret meanings of these 8 individual dances.

Gary P. Caton is an eclectic astrologer who embraces an organic process-oriented approach to spiritual exploration, growth and transformation via the living Sky. After immersion in Shamanism & Tarot, Gary was initiated an Astrologer by a magnificent Dream in 1993. Gary later earned a Counseling degree with highest honors and has developed a unique multi-discipline Astrology practice over the last 23 years. Visit him at