Bringing the stars...down to Earth

Venus: Past, Present, Future, with Diane Ronngren @ Joyce Beers Community Center (between Panera and Aladdin's)
Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

PROGRAM CHANGE: Deborah Parker, our previously scheduled speaker, is not able to be with us for the February meeting. Our friend Diane Ronngren has very graciously agreed to step in with this timely exploration of Venus!

Venus: Past, Present, Future

venus-mandala2Love, desire, want, need -- hate, avoidance, discomfort and discord. These words illustrate the "heads-and-tails" of the Venus coin, and give a quick immediate sense of Venus and its function in our lives.

Astrologically, Venus (by house, sign and aspects) provides information both about what we feel we lack, and what we will need to live satisfied, fulfilled and healthy lives. We may think that a transit of Venus has less influence in our lives than, perhaps, a transit of warlike Mars, serious Saturn, ever-changing Uranus, nebulous Neptune or powerful Pluto. As astrologers we are often busy looking at a future filled with the likelihood of radical change and action. But as people--living our lives on Earth--we need to become more aware of the power of Venus to make our lives in the image of what we expect.

Joyce Beers Community Center
3900 Vermont Street, San Diego, CA 92103
Ralph's Shopping Center (between Panera and Aladdin's restaurants)

$8 members / $14 non-members

diane-ronngrenDiane Ronngren, C.A., Level IV, NCGR found her astrological home with Aquarius Workshops, NCGR, ISAR, and AFAN in Los Angeles in the mid-1980's--along with the opportunity to study with the many brilliant astrologers teaching, working, writing, sharing their enthusiasm, knowledge and love of astrology. Currently VP for the San Diego Chapter of NCGR, she has maintained a busy practice as a Professional Astrologer, as well teaching, encouraging, mentoring others: clients, students, and colleagues. Diane is the author of numerous articles, series, columns, booklets and books on astrological and other metaphysical topics. When Diane is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, maintaining a comfortable home, and relaxing with the people and pets they love. You can find out more at, or on FaceBook.

Aspect Patterns @ Joyce Beers Community Center (between Panera and Aladdin's)
Mar 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

sdasGuest Speaker: Linea Van Horn

We’ve all seen them: charts with aspect lines creating huge triangles, squares or other shapes in the middle of the wheel. Planets in these charts form what is called an aspect pattern, which can loosely be described as ”Three or more planets combining together by aspect in such a way as to create a configuration or geometric pattern in the chart.” These planets will be near the same degree, meaning that they are all triggered simultaneously by transiting and progressed planets. Also, midpoint configurations often strengthen the relationship between these planets and their importance in chart delineation.

In this presentation, Linea will quickly review the fundamentals of aspect theory and then show ways to instantly identify these planetary patterns using modes and elements. Hints for interpretation include when and how to use these configurations, stronger when/weaker when scenarios, and suggestions for using keywords to create meaningful statements about the chart and the native. Specific configurations will be covered including the Stellium, Grand and Mini Trines, T-Squares, Grand Squares, Mystic Rectangle and the Yod with chart examples for all. Will the speaker have time to draw a breath while delivering all this exciting and useful information? Come on down to the lecture and find out!

Location: Joyce Beers Community Center, Hillcrest

Admission: $8 members SDAS/NCGR/SCAN; $14 non-members

linea-van-hornLinea Van Horn, C.A., NCGR, is the Astrologer at Large. A professional astrologer since 1998, her career centers on teaching, client work and community building. She is founder and past President of the San Francisco Astrological Society, has served on NCGR boards, and spearheaded the West Coast Astrology Groups coalition in 2012. Linea was employed in the astrology internet industry from 1998 – 2009. A published writer, respected teacher and a lively, popular presenter, she now devotes herself to client sessions, teaching, mentoring, writing, lecturing and networking in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Career Counseling and Life Coaching Using the Venus Star Point @ Joyce Beers Community Center (between Panera and Aladdin's)
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

venus-starWe think of Venus, the planet that represents the heart and the sacred feminine, as a planet that brings us love, relationship and beauty. Most of us are familiar with the position of natal Venus in our charts and what it says about these themes – yet there is a greater Venus, one that represents heart and soul united within our beings.

This Venus is the Venus Star, produced from the eight-year cyclical pentagram of Venus in her orbit around the Sun. Arielle examines the point of the pentagram in which we are born, called The Venus Star Point, to assist people in finding and following the path of the heart when it comes to fulfillment. This Star Point literally points us to the path in life that fulfills us and is most useful to consider when choosing a life path or career direction. Accompanied by several real-life examples, Arielle guides us through choosing a path of the “heart” for all things in life through the orbital pattern of the Venus Star.

Arielle will demonstrate, through the use of ample visual aids, the Venus Star that depicts the orbital beauty of its cosmic pattern and charts of well-known celebrities who are using their Star Points to fulfill their life’s mission. In the latter part of the program, Arielle encourages questions and will lead the audience in finding and using their own Venus Star Points for guidance.

Location: Joyce Beers Community Center, Hillcrest
Admission: $8 members SDAS/NCGR/SCAN; $14 non-members

arielleArielle Guttman began her astrological training in 1974 and opened her consulting practice in 1980 in San Diego, CA. From 1986-2015 her practice and instructional courses were based in Santa Fe, NM. She now resides in the Bay Area of Northern California.

Arielle is the author or co-author of six astrological books, including Astro-Compatibility (1980) and Astro*Carto*Graphy with Jim Lewis (1989), two volumes of Mythic Astrology with Kenneth Johnson (1993-2004), and most recently Venus Star Rising (2011) and e-book, The Venus Star Point (2014). Contact her at: and