SDAS is delighted to welcome Armand Diaz!

LECTURE: The Other Relationship Planets: The Moon & Mars
Friday, Sept 14, 2018
7:30 – 9:45 pm
Joyce Beers Community Center, Hillcrest

While astrologers usually look to Venus as the planet of relationship, the Moon and Mars are also key players. The Moon taps into deep security needs, and we often try to create in our personal relationships the sense of security we had – or didn’t have – as children, a process that can add strain to our partnerships. By exploring different lunar goddesses, we arrive at an enhanced understanding of the meaning of the Moon, going beyond the exclusively maternal images with which we are familiar.

Mars describes our assertiveness and aspects of our sexuality. The ability to make our needs and wants known rests on our awareness of what those needs are, but also in our determination to externalize our internal energies.

As our sense of gender identity changes, the association of a planet with masculine or feminine also transforms. Men no longer need to farm out their Moon to women partners, and women no longer require a man to display their Martial energies. Through the lens of popular culture, we can see how images of the Moon and Mars are changing (with the help of some asteroid goddesses), helping us to see past traditional interpretations of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ placements.

In this talk, you’ll learn how these ‘other’ relationship planets help to shape partnership dynamics. We’ll look at the Moon and Mars in the charts of individuals, where they give us clues about personal needs, and we’ll move on to chart comparison, to analyze interactions among partners.

Participants will have an opportunity to volunteer their charts for discussion.

SDAS/NCGR/SCAN members: $8 | Non-members: $14


Need a quick introduction or review of the language and concepts that will be featured in this evening’s lecture? Come to the Joyce Beers Community Center for a pre-lecture mini-class from 6:30 – 7:00 pm – free with your paid attendance for the evening’s lecture! Please arrive a few minutes early so you have time to register before the class begins.


Armand Diaz, Ph.D., is an NCGR-PAA Certified Consulting Astrologer, with a New York City based practice and clientele worldwide. He speaks on astrology nationally and internationally. Armand is Publications Director for the NCGR national board, and Books and Articles Editor for the Astrology News Service. His book credits include Integral Astrology: Understanding the Ancient Discipline in the Contemporary World and Transpersonal Astrology. Separating Aspects, his most recent book, is about relationship astrology. His website is

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