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New meeting date and venue for 2015!

The Asheville Friends of Astrology now usually meets on the third Friday of each month at Earth Fare Westgate, 66 Westgate Parkway, Asheville, NC. All meetings are free, and everyone is welcome!


Friday, April 17, 2015
7-9 pm

Diotima Mantineia


Diotima Mantineia

 Moving Right Along: Life After the Uranus-Pluto Square

We've been living under the shadow of the ongoing Uranus-Pluto square for many years now, and March 17th is its final pass. So now what? The square has illuminated the pressing issues and problems of the day, but it certainly hasn't solved them. What's in store over the next five years or so? Diotima will look at the upcoming astrological "weather" through outer planet transits and cardinal ingress charts. 

Diotima Mantineia began studying astrology in 1968, taking classes from Zoltan Mason in New York City. For the next 22 years, she practiced astrology only for herself and her friends, continuing her studies while watching an increasingly humanistic, psychologically oriented, modern astrology blossom through the work of leading astrologers such as Noel Tyl, Liz Greene, Rob Hand, Marion March, Stephen Arroyo and Howard Sasportas.


In 1986, Diotima began her study of Wicca and started reading Tarot, discovering that she is a gifted intuitive. In 1991, she began practicing both astrology and Tarot professionally. She majored in plant and soil science both in college and grad school, and grows much of her own food and "materia magica" on her land in the mountains of western North Carolina. Diotima’s personal spiritual path is rooted in the Western mystery traditions, the principles of Yoga, and a profound connection with the natural world. Wicca gives structure to her spiritual journey, and she utilizes shamanic practices for healing and to live in harmony with Nature. Over 15 years of studying Chinese martial arts has given her a deep appreciation of Taoist thought which has strongly influenced her magical and personal philosophy. You can find her at www.uraniaswell.com


Friday, May 15, 2015
7-9 pm


Jim Rodgers, M.D.

Subpersonalities and Astrology
Jim Rodgers, M.D.

Subpersonalities are psychological satellites which coexist within the personality. They have their own desires, needs and beliefs. Left unintegrated, they can reek havoc with our daily thoughts, emotions and behavior.  

In this lecture we will explore the psychological theory of subpersonalities. Next, we will examine how our natal charts, with their specific planetary configurations, help us identify which subpersonalities are most prominent within us.  Finally, Jim will present a 7-step process to facilitate the integration and synthesis of these sub-selves in an effort to achieve psychological wholeness.

Jim Rodgers, M.D., is a board certified psychiatrist. He graduated from Brown University Medical School and completed his Psychiatric Residency at Harvard Medical School. He is also a student of Western esotericism with an interest in astrology, alchemy and mysticism. His work in astrology involves the integration of astrological symbolism with Depth Psychology. His work is guided by the belief that the astrological archetypes can foster a deep understanding of the individual psyche, and can serve as a guide to understand the journey toward healing, transformation and wholeness. 



Benjamin Bernstein: 2013 Full-Year Forecast (1/18/13)
Benjamin Bernstein: Shamanic Astrology (2/22/11)

Benjamin Bernstein: Simple and Effective Solutions for Astrological Challenges (6/22/10)
Benjamin Bernstein: Light Speed Astrology: Diving Into the Heart of the Chart (1/27/09)


Benjamin Bernstein & AFOA members: 2015 astrology forecast
David Cochrane: Relocational Astrology for the 21st Century

Kitty Hatcher: How To Turn Bad News Into Good News
Sherene Schostak:
"Archetypal Astrology: Embodying the Planetary Gods"


Benjamin Bernstein  |  Nick Dagan Best  |  Linda Brady  |  Cathy Burroughs  |  Robert Camp  |  Kathleen Cantwell  |  Ed Castro  |  Gary Caton  |  David Cochrane  |  Clare CoriellDanielle Creeksong  |  Shellie Enteen  |  Ruby Falconer  |  Ted Figura  |  Pam Gallagher  |  Alan Gordon  |  Sajit Greene  |  Liz Gunn  | Arielle Guttman  | Kitty Hatcher  | Kelley Hunter  | Mary Keswani  |  Ryan Kurczak  |  Lee Lehman  |  Eric Meyers  |  Kathy NewburnJulene Packer-Lewis  |  Donna Page  |  Kelly Lee Phipps  |  Vijay Rishii  |  Jim Rodgers, M.D.  |  Sherene Schostak  |  Jozef SlandaZane Stein  |  Julian Venables  Randy Wasserstrom  |  Olivia Woodward