Bringing the stars...down to Earth

Oct
14
Fri
2016
Charts of the Presidential Election @ Joyce Beers Community Center (between Panera and Aladdin's)
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Charts of the Presidential Election

With the Presidential election coming up in November 2016, we thought of having the usual presidential panel of astrologers for the October meeting, to offer their suggestions of who each thought would win the upcoming election. Every four years around this time SDAS has done what we thought our audience would appreciate. Yet early this year, an article in The Uranian on SDAS’s Solar Return 2016 suggested something different than doing what has become the norm every four years for the Presidential elections.

The article indicated “The trend for SDAS suggests the need to focus on updating what we do as an astrological group.” It is time to “reinvent SDAS”; to handle the paradigm shift of what is happening in the world of astrology. The reinvention may have SDAS going off into uncharted areas, of which technology will play a role— “Sun in 4th, conjunct (technical) Uranus in cardinal, pioneering Aries...” So we are deciding to try something different to “reinvent SDAS”, by giving you our faithful audience the opportunity to state your opinions on who will win the upcoming presidential election. You can download the Presidential candidate's charts here to get a headstart on your analysis!  

If you choose not to use either of the candidates chart on the website, but feel you would rather use the chart of the United States, the date of the presidential inauguration, or the ingress chart for 2017. So much the better! You are free to use any forecasting technique, from transits to Solar Arcs, and anything in between. As a grand experiment for SDAS, we invite each and every one in our audience (both members and non-members alike) to participate and make this a fun evening for all. Come be a part of the “reinventing of SDAS” at our October 14th meeting at JoyceBeersCommunity Center.

Click here to download election charts!

Nov
11
Fri
2016
FULL MOONS AND THEIR MEANINGS @ Joyce Beers Community Center (between Panera and Aladdin's)
Nov 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Full Moon names date back to Native Americans, of what is now the northern and eastern United States. The tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full Moon. Their names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred. Since the lunar month is only 29 days long on the average, the full Moon dates shift from year to year. Laura will describe the Full Moons and their meanings according to Indian based Earth Astrology.

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Laura DesJardinsLaura DesJardins is a nationally recognized lecturer and teacher and has been a professional Astrologer for the past 30 + years. Her specialty is the gift to forecast future trends and cycles. Laura is a nationwide, multi-media personality, having been interviewed by CBS Radio, The NBC's "Today Show" with articles in "People Magazine," "Orange Coast Magazine," the "Orange County Register" as well as three feature articles in the "Los Angeles Times Business Section." Laura has held "Staff Astrologer", positions at various radio stations and national magazine publications, and was a lecturer consultant to the exclusive "Golden Door Resort & Spa." Laura has also lectured with the Norwegian Cruise Lines, Princess Cruise lines and the Celebrity Cruise Lines. In addition, she is the author of the "Astro-Medical Wheel," "Time Passages," and an astrological report writer called "Midpoint Keys" by Matrix Software. Laura was interviewed by the Learning and Discovery Channel on a show called "Prophecies The Millennium and Prophecies of Nostradamus, She presently is the director of Southern California Astrological Network, which she founded in 1986 and is the former director of the Michigan Astrological Association.

Dec
9
Fri
2016
Annual Solstice Party! @ Joyce Beers Community Center (between Panera and Aladdin's)
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

SDAS Annual Solstice Party

Come join us at the annual SDAS holiday and winter solstice party, featuring good food, good people, and good times! Winter solstice is the time of year when we celebrate the return of light, so it’s a time for reflection, fun, and celebration.

As is our tradition, we’ll offer a delicious feast and a short program (still being hatched) that offers a spiritual and historical perspective on the solstice season, as well as an opportunity to reflect on the passing year and set intentions for the new.

As for the menu, familiar and well-received staples such as Aladdin’s Greek salad and an array of highly tempting desserts will be on the table along with other entrées, most likely the pizza that’s been a hit for the past few years. If anyone would like to increase the selection by bringing your own gluten-free or vegan dish to share, please let us know if you plan to do so by emailing our Recording Secretary and Solstice Party Czarina, Simone Butler!

We also invite members to bring their favorite divination tools such as cards, stones, pendulum, or whatever works for you so we can take an informal peek a the new year over dessert.

This event is FREE for SDAS members in good standing, meaning your dues must be current. If you need to renew or would like to join, you can do so at the door. Members may also bring a guest for a $10 fee per guest. (We’re sorry, our reciprocity with sister organizations NCGR San Diego and SCAN does NOT extend to this event.) Each member in attendance will also receive a free copy of the “Maynard Pocket Astrologer 2017.” You must be with us in person to receive this gift, so we hope to see you there!