Brown's Restaurant, St Martin's Lane, London.


I'll be speaking on Saturday and Sunday, Sept 14-15, 2019, at the 12th annual Astrology Student Conference, put on by the Mayo School of Astrology and the London School of Astrology, at The Rooms conference center at Brown's Restaurant, St Martin's Lane, London. Brown's is near Trafalgar Square and Covent Gardens, an interesting part of London.

There will be a Saturday night banquet at Browns, and a bookstall from London's popular The Astrology Shop. It's a more intimate conference with one main track plus a couple of workshops, so everyone will get to hear all of the speakers.

So far, they are Wendy Stacey, Frank Clifford, Karen Hamaker-Zondag, Darby Costello, Christos Archer, and me. Two more speakers have yet to confirm. The webpage for the conference isn't up yet--I"ll send you the link when it is--but here's the link to last year's, so you can get an idea what it's about. London School of Astrology

"Life is a journey; astrology helps you read your map."

Jodie Forrest

Welcome! Life is a journey; astrology helps you read your map



Astrology isn't a religion or even a belief system; it's a tool, something like a very sophisticated personality theory that's rooted in the archetypes of the collective unconscious. You can interpret a chart like a dream or a poem. Dreams and poems aren't "real," but they can contain illuminating wisdom.

For example, after a very busy holiday season with many rotating shifts of guests and dinners, one woman dreamed that she was locked in a small closet with the most obnoxious of her in-laws, and the in-law wanted to put a grand piano in the closet with them. Did that really happen? No. Do you think one meaning of the dream was that this woman had been feeling crowded by her lengthy procession of visitors?

I think so, too.
By the same token, your birth chart is not astronomically "real," because it's drawn as if the Sun, Moon, and planets all revolved around the Earth. We know better nowadays. But we can still interpret that drawing of your birth chart in ways that are just as meaningful to you as our besieged woman's dream is to her.

Each chart is so complex that it's virtually a universe in itself. Your universe. Come explore it with me.

Jodie Forrest
"Life is a journey; astrology helps you read your map."

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Interpreting the Ascendant in Readings



Join our four course class 
Interpreting the Ascendant in Readings 

Instructor: Forrest
Meets: Tuesdays, 07:30 pm - 09:00 pm
First class: Jan. 15, 2019

Class Meeting 1: The Ascendant, its meaning and significance in a birth chart, and its ruler(s)

Class Meeting 2: Natal aspects to the Ascendant

Class Meeting 3: Transits to the natal Ascendant

Class Meeting 4: Progressions and directions of or to the natal Ascendant

Course Description:

All too often, the Ascendant, our entry vehicle and “spaceship” for navigating the outside world, is given short shrift in readings. Since the Ascendant is the primary interface between your client and his or her life in the outside world, astrologers should give it just as much time and attention in their interpretations as they give the Sun or the Moon. Without a healthy response to his or her Ascendant, it’s as if your client is locked into low Earth orbit but has neither fully landed nor has much clarity about what to do after touching down here.

There’s a difference between the depth of an astrologer’s knowledge of an astrological configuration, and how that configuration is best presented in order to maximize a client’s understanding and retention, while minimizing the chance that he or she will leave the reading feeling confused or overwhelmed.

In other words, there’s a difference between what you know versus what you say and how you say it.

You’ll come away from these four class sessions with some practical techniques, developed over Jodie’s 35 years of doing readings, for analyzing the significance of the Ascendant, its ruler and natal aspects, and the dynamic events involving this crucial part of a birth chart. Instead of rote definitions or jargon, Jodie focuses on creative, accessible interpretive strategies that will help your readings come alive, engage your clients, and leave them well-informed and smiling.


Meets: Tuesday, 07:30 pm - 09:00 pm, U.S. Eastern 
First class date: January 15, 2019 
Instructor: Jodie Forrest 
Tuition: $120.00 
Maximum number of students: 150

Final registration: Closes on January 15, 2019

I look forward to being with you at our class. Click here to register for this class

Jodie Forrest

"Life is a journey; astrology helps you read your map."