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Steve Pincus
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Joseph F. Kaminski
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Aude Guerin Magee
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Joseph F. Kaminski
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Blesilda Carmona
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Carol Baum
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Cathy Coleman, PhD
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Welcome

The National Council for Geocosmic Research, Inc., (NCGR) is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the standards of astrological education and research. The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter sponsors monthly seminars at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco.

Officer Needed: We are looking for a volunteer to fill the following position: Treasurer. If you are interested, Email info@ncgrsanfrancisco.org for details on the responsibilities associated with these positions. In return for your service, officers receive Free admission to all NCGR Chapter Events.

Interested in Certification Testing? Contact our Education Director: Cathy Coleman, PhD educationdir@ncgrsanfrancisco.org or call (415) 418-9677 (cell).

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2014 Meeting Calendar
NCGR Events in August 2014
Featured August Speaker:Christopher Renstrom
NCGR 2014 Event Flyer


Christopher Renstrom

Christopher Renstrom




Holly Park View

Picnic at Holly Park

WHAT:
SATURN: A NEWER LOOK AT AN OLDER DEVIL

WHEN:
August 2, 2014 / 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

WHERE:
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
Building C, Room C205


ADVANCE REGISTRATION:
$25 NCGR Members / $30 Non-Members

DAY OF EVENT:
$30 NCGR Members / $35 Non-Members



WHAT:
NCGR SF's SECOND ANNUAL STELLAR SUMMER ASTROLOGY SOCIAL

WHEN:
August 23, 2014 / 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

WHERE:
Holly Park in Bernal Heights

FREE REGISTRATION:
Click here to RSVP.


Saturday, August 2, 2014 / Room C-205
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


SATURN: A NEWER LOOK AT AN OLDER DEVIL


The Renaissance philosopher Marsilio Ficino feared the presence of Saturn in his horoscope while Robert Burton, the author of The Anatomy of Melancholy, wore his like a badge of honor. Saturn is Astrology’s greatest Malefic – traditionally seen as gloomy, baleful, and destructive, Saturn has been dressed up in recent years as the shadow aspect of our horoscope. The part of ourselves that we resist, deny, or project on to others because we find it so unattractive; the dark side that we need to integrate into our psyches in order to become whole and healthy human beings.

But what if it really is Saturn’s job to bedevil, to thwart, to inhibit and to prohibit? What if his nature is to be stubbornly adversarial; to resist the impulse to integrate and to incorporate which are the cardinal virtues of Jupiter?

Saturn has always maintained an outsider status in Astrology. Saturn was the planet associated with Jews, blacks, slaves, the elderly, and the destitute. A far cry from its current connection to rigid authority, oppressive systems, capitalism and the money-class. Saturn is the planet of melancholy and irony. Indeed Saturn speaks to us in ironies because nothing comes easy under his influence. Where he resides in our horoscope is where we can expect to face our deepest struggles. He will show us where we spite ourselves and he will show us where we will succeed despite ourselves. Where other planets beseech us to look to our higher selves, Saturn insists that we look down. But not to grovel in the mire and to wallow in guilt. Saturn was an earth deity. He was the one responsible for teaching mankind how to make the most of his resources. Saturn doesn’t teach us how to transmute shit into gold; Saturn teaches us how to make gold out our shit. For the first part of the workshop we will examine Saturn in art, culture, and history. This will be done with a PowerPoint presentation. We will look for Saturn in the Book of Job, Oedipus, the temptation of Christ in the desert, and the fall of Richard Nixon. We will see how his adversarial role actually plays an integral part in consciousness raising because he is (ironically speaking) the voice of conscience.

We will look for Saturn motifs in the horoscopes of Rush Limbaugh, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Maher, and Betty White. We will then examine Saturn in the horoscopes of attendants to the workshop to see what are the lessons that we are learning (and perhaps not getting) in our charts. One of the meanings of irony comes from greek drama where the full significance of the lead character’s actions – like Oedipus for example - are recognizable to everyone but himself. Discussing our Saturns in a group may reveal things that wouldn’t have occurred to us otherwise.


ADVANCE REGISTRATION USING PAYPAL

Workshop Registration:
$25 (NCGR member)

Workshop Registration:
$30 (non-members)

If you’re interested in ridesharing please post on our Facebook page.


Christopher Renstrom is the daily horoscope columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and SFGate.com. He also writes three weekly columns for Sheknows.com. Christopher is the creator of Rulingplanets.com, a subscription-based interactive Astrology website adapted from his bestselling book Ruling Planets published by HarperCollins in 2002. He created and wrote the horoscope column for ALLURE magazine from 1991 through 2009. Now the exclusive astrologer for Patti Stanger (the Millionaire matchmaker) his forecasts appear on Pattiknows.com. In 2012 Christopher was voted Best Astrologer by Utah’s City Weekly.

Visit Christopher's website: http://rulingplanets.com

Email Christopher: crenstrom@mac.com


Saturday - August 23, 2013 / Holly Park
in Bernal Heights / 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM


NCGR SF's SECOND ANNUAL STELLAR SUMMER ASTROLOGY SOCIAL


Follow Link for Public Transportation and More Information about Holly Park

Holly Park is built on a hill and offers spectacular views. There’s also a tennis court, basketball court, and a flat ball field. On the hillside is a children's playground.

Holly Park

This is a Free Event. Come early, come late, we’ll be there from 1 to 6 PM. NCGR-SF will provide some refreshments. There’s two charcoal pits, so bring whatever you want to BBQ.

Please let us know you’re attending so we’ll have enough on hand. Click here to RSVP and you'll automatically be entered to win raffle prizes! You must be present at time of drawing to win.




Enter Holly Park on the North Side from Bocana St. Go up the steps, turn left and follow the sidewalk toward the Picnic Area on the Eastern Part of the Park. View Larger Map. Remember to RSVP.


NCGR Membership, Multi-Event Discounts and other Registration Options

For more information:
Phone: (408) 962-0596
Email: info@ncgrsanfrancisco.org


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REFUND POLICY FOR LECTURES/WORKSHOPS

  1. There will be NO CASH REFUNDS offered for workshop or lecture preregistrations.

  2. If the Treasurer is advised more than 48 hours prior that a registrant will not be able to attend an event, the registrant will receive credit toward a future SF NCGR event.

  3. There will be NO transfers or credit for cancellations that occur less than 48 hours prior to an event.

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