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The Speakers


Rev. Ellen Bourn

Medium, Psychic, Master Astrologer, Homeopath

Reverend Ellen Bourn’s expertise is world-renowned. Discovering her Gifts as a child, she has spent her life expanding and honing them. She is the former President of Lily Dale and founded the “Light of Truth Church” in Buffalo, NY. She’s also an R.N., Medium, Kabbalist, Tarot expert, Reiki Master and Homeopath, providing healing insights and touching lives all over the world.

Tarot: An Astrological and Kabbalistic Perspective

Many are drawn to the Tarot cards’ renowned power to predict the future. One fact is undeniable: the Tarot is one of the most enduring and mysterious creations of all time.
Join Rev. Ellen Bourn for a new perspective of the Tarot using Astrological and Kabbalistic principles to discern the deeper meanings of the cards. 

Palmistry: Your Astrology Chart is in Your Hands

Is your destiny in your hands?
Join Rev. Ellen Bourn for a lecture exploring the ancient art of Palmistry. Did you know that the lines, mounds, and fingers are named for the planets? The connections between your hands and Astrology chart are remarkable. Palmistry can add another
dimension to your Readings. Learn what your palms indicate about your personality and your future.

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Sandra-Leigh Serio

Master Astrologer

Sandra-Leigh, M.A. Psychology, is certified by ISAR, AFA and OPA as a professional astrologer and has written many articles including the Mountain Astrologer and Llewellyn Publications. She has appeared twice on George Noory’s Beyond Belief television show. She is a Past President of the Rocky Mountain Astrologers and served on many astrological boards.

Out of Bounds Planets

To have one or more out of bounds planets in your chart means the planet is outside the boundary of the Sun and of normal behavior. As a result, the planet gives greater intensity and expression in a natal chart. We will look out of bounds planets in a chart and see how this affects a person’s life.


Astrological mapping is a very useful technique that places planets that are not angular at birth into angularity across the globe. As a result, we can find certain planetary lines in certain geographical places that can be helpful or challenging. This is especially helpful if a relocation is planned.

Dawn Silver

Dawn Silver

 Astrologer, Naprapath, Crystal Healer, Herbalist

Dawn Silver is the author of Jewels of the Lotus  and Tibetan Gemstone Oracle, recipient of the Visionary Arts Award, & Healing Earth Resources founder.
She is a Naprapath, Astrologer, Herbalist, Crystal Healer and Aromatherapist. She has lectured internationally on Crystal Healing, Astrology, Holistic Nutrition and Consciousness for SpiritHeart cruises, IANDS, Lightworkers, Golden Pyramid, Global Consciousness, SOTA, NCGR and TAG.

You’ve Got Your Whole World in Your Chart

The 12 houses in your astrology chart personally describe your life story. However, it also reveals your mother’s brother, his home, your spouses’ parents, careers, health and whether their pet is a snake, cat or goldfish?
Derivative houses have ancient astrological roots. Taking a whirlwind dash around the chart, we will interpret the characters in your life.

Sky of Jewels & Sea of Pearls: Gemstone Folklore

The Lore’s of Ancient Astrologers have often included the ritualistic uses of Gemstones for healing and protection. Assyro-Babylonian, Medieval, Vedic, Egyptian, Persian, Indigenous cultures and more.
Let’s take a deeper look these notable mystics and their Astrological remedies.

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Master Astrologer, Interfaith Minister

Pam has over 40 years of experience practicing, studying and teaching astrology and is an interfaith minister. She opened and directs the Midwest School of Astrology where she is well-loved as a teacher. She sits on the board of the Avalon School of Astrology and has lectured at the Kepler Institute in Belgrade, Serbia. 

Your Soul Message in the Natal Chart

We will look at soul and karmic indicators that reflect past life patterns. Indicators will include: Moon phase, nodal axis, Moon – Sun transition, and position of Lilith, which shows the hidden reflective shadow. We will analyze the 12th house and what it tells us.
Come join our journey back in time!

Midpoints – Our Hidden Power Points

Learn the history of midpoints and what they really are. We will look at ways to use the midpoints and how to find them in your software. Learn how to use midpoint timing to tune into old soul stories by using natal and progressed charts. We will cover a list of major planetary midpoint pairings and discuss orbs for use. Bring your chart to this class so we can discover your strongest expression points.

Beverly Fish


Astrologer, Paranormal Expert, Teacher

Growing up in a psychic family, Beverly became a psychic medium when she met the ghost who haunted her home. It was only natural that she would be interested in all things paranormal. In the 1970’s she added astrology to her fields of interest. She later combined here interest in the paranormal to her astrological research. Beverly teaches classes at Washtenaw Community College on “Developing Your Psychic Ability” and “Ghosts and Demons”.

Defining Psychic Ability In Your Natal Charts

Through the use of astrology charts, this lecture will look at some of the predictors of psychic ability and how to best channel that ability. Looking at charts of famous psychics, such as James Van Prague and Jonathon Edwards, we will be able to see how
these abilities manifest.

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International Healer, Astrologer, Psychic Medium, Sound Healing Practitioner

Suzy Woo is an international healer, astrologer, psychic medium and sound healing practitioner with a private practice in Orchard Park, NY. She brings her enthusiastic energy around the world with her signature demonstrations, workshops, classes and retreats.    

How to Work with Constellations in Energy Healing: Feeling the Signs

In this upbeat and experiential workshop, you will FEEL the energy of each sign, in your body! Learn the medicine each sign gives and needs, and ‘dose’ yourself into balance
and wellness!

Suzy Woo
Diane Trimbath
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Astrologer, Lecturer,
Graphic Design Professional

Diane Trimbath is a practicing Astrologer in Cleveland, Ohio and holds a Level IV Certification through NCGR. Since 2017, she has been teaching 3 monthly astrological series and has been a speaker at LCAA, GLAC, NCGR, and TAG astrological events. She is the Secretary on the LCAA Board of Directors and a graphic design professional.

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History Repeats Itself Every 100 Years with Pandemics

Lets take a look at the astrological Virus history as it repeats every 100 years: 1720: Plague • 1820: Cholera • 1920: Spanish Flu • 2020: Coronavirus.
Learn of the source of the pattern being created and the astrological connections involved!

Astonomical Clock


Astrology Consultant, Lecturer, Teacher

Ronnie is an internationally-known consultant, lecturer, and teacher based in NYC. She has written numerous books and articles including Vedic Astrology and Venus. Ronnie holds ongoing classes and an annual Sensitive Degrees webinar for the year ahead. She received her M.A. in South Asian Languages from Columbia University.

The Predictive Power of Eclipses

Eclipses have always been the best predictors of events that affect you and the world at large. Focusing on the 2022 eclipses, we will see how they ac0vate your natal chart and impact humankind. Eclipses are potent for several months before and after they occur depending on the degrees they cross.

Title: Saros and Metonic Cycles: Repeating Lunations and Eclipses

Most people have heard about the 18-year Saros eclipse cycle and the 19-year Metonic lunation cycle, but do not understand their effect in your personal chart and the world.
You will see amazing examples of how these cycles work and how to apply them to your own past, present and future.

Ronnie Gayle Dryer
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Medium, Astrology Practitioner, Massage Therapist

Cassandra Joan Butler, MS, LMT is a medium and noted practitioner of astrology, spiritual development and massage. She has lectured at UAC, SOTA, the Kepler Conference, and Lily Dale Assembly. She blends astrology with a healing ministry. She is the president of the NCGR Buffalo NY Chapter and writes for the Cosmic Intelligence Agency’ an international astrology website. 

Building from the Ground Up

The Saturn Uranus square is in full swing during TAG, peaking in early October 2022. This revolutionary aspect speaks of embracing the new technologies while still rendering a sense of grounding security. The square activates our individual natal charts in an urgent way; to build a new foundation in our lives wherever we find Aquarius and Taurus.

Join Cassandra Joan Butler as she illustrates the present world crisis under the larger context of the Saturn-Uranus cycle, past and present.

Enhancing Your Natural Psychic Abilities

One of the pivotal new cycles of 2022 was the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction of April 12th, ushering in a new fourteen-year cycle of expanding the Pisces themes of compassion, spirituality and psychism. Did you know that you can entrain your natural psychic gifts using your natal chart? Join Cassandra Joan Butler as she facilitates a unique method of activating your inner knowing. 

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Cassandra Joan Butler
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Franco Minatel

Astrologer, Mechanical Engineer, Musician, Omnimancer, Energy Worker

Franco is a Renaissance Man: Astrologer, mechanical engineer, musician, a runner, omnimancer, and energy worker. He has spoken at various Astrology conferences in North America, Italy and India. He has been published in various publications including the Mountain Astrologer, Dell Horoscope and the Well Being Journal. He is the co-director of Alphee Lavoie’s Astrological Investigators. 

Pre-Conference Workshop:

Neptune: Planet of Ale and Song

Neptune is a nebulous planet which needs a container to take any form. Let this workshop be the container that puts Neptune in context for you and your clients by doing a deep dive into its depths.

Magic Squares 

What are magic squares? And what do they have to do with Astrology? Join Franco in this adventure around the lights and planets and the numerical mysteries.

Franco Minatel
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Astrologer, Teacher, Writer

Victoria F. Smoot has practiced astrology since the early 1970s along with teaching, writing, design, and editing ISAR’s journal, The International Astrologer. In 2010 she joined ISAR and became an ISAR CAP. Now she is a Consulting Skills trainer, Competency Exam proctor, and Vice-President of certifying organization CAPISAR, for ISAR.

Mars: The Ascending Archetype

The archetype we use for Mars actually goes back to the farmer in Rome, where no Deity but Zeus was regarded higher in their pantheon. The study of Mars Retrogrades finds Mars ascending in our world of warriors reclaiming an energy and function as Guardian.

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Astrologer, ISAR Operations Manager, Instructor

A professional astrologer for over 50 years, Richard Smoot, has provided direct services and research tools to astrologers and organizations. Richard’s aim is to guide astrologers to their highest professional level through education, publishing, and training. Richard is the recipient of the UAC 2018 Regulus Award for Community Service.

Central Personality Themes: Grand Configuration 

Finding a central theme in a chart is critical in understanding a client’s behaviors and attitudes. A central theme can appear as a dominant impression in a person’s life story and reflect their discoveries, emotions, conflicts, and experiences. In this lecture we will explore central themes using grand configurations.

Richard Smoot


Master Astrologer

Rick Levine has been a professional astrologer since 1976, and is a respected leader in the global Astrology community. His horoscopes have been read by millions daily for over 20 years. His internet videos reach tens of thousands of people every month. Rick's philosophy: Astrology is a tool for empowerment, understanding, and creativity.

Post-Conference Workshop:

A Radical Look at Astrology and Reincarnation 

Death and Birth. Disincarnation and Reincarnation. Depth Psychology (Freud and Jung), Hypnosis and Past Life Regression. Acceptance of the reincarnation cycle varies dependent upon culture, but there are deep and powerful truths to learn from what we already know—and that might not lead where we think.

The Planets in Your Pocket

Ascension is only half the astrology story. We all want to extend our consciousness into the heavens. But we have each planet within us, too. Spirit reaches upward; soul pulls the cosmos down into the body. We will explore practices of conjuring planetary energy when we need it.

Rick Levine
Sam Reynolds


Astrologer, Consultant, Writer, Teacher

Samuel F. Reynolds, a former skeptic, had a life-changing visit to an astrologer. Thirty one years later, he consults and teaches astrology full-time. He also serves on a few astrology organizational boards. Sam has written articles for, The Mountain Astrologer, New York Magazine,, and

Pre-Conference Workshop:

Following your Genius 

According to multiple ancient traditions, you have an incarnated tutelary spirit as a companion to help you achieve more of your soul's growth: your genius. In this workshop, Reynolds traces the various thoughts and conceptions of genius in astrology's history and guides attendees toward understanding their own using their charts.

Playing Your Parts: The Parts of Spirit and Fortune

Learn more about what the Parts of Spirit and Fortune are in your chart, how they are calculated, and how to reference them in timing and enhance personal development.



Astrologer, Consultant, Author, Mage, Horary Practitioner

Catherine Urban (NCGR-PAA IV, ISAR-CAP) is the author of Your Astrological Cookbook: The Perfect Recipe for Every Sign. She consults, teaches predictive and foundational courses, writes for NCGR’s Memberletter and offers a steady stream of astrological forecasts. Catherine is a mama, mage and horary practitioner. Connect on all platforms: @astrocatherine

Divine Timing: Astrology as Divination 

Beyond the various intellectual systems we harness in astrology is a mysterious mechanism which threads our human experiences into an enigmatic tapestry of divine timing.

Using horary, consultation charts, natal astrology and beyond, we will muse upon the greatest mystery at the heart of our craft: How does astrology work?

Catherine Urban
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Ross Marley Delia has been studying Chinese Astrology for six years as part of an online research project. Knowledge of Chinese Astrology has been used by Ross as an applied science to attain practical goals such as the purchase of an automobile that aligns with his Karmic energy. Ross’ mother is a professional astrologer who instilled in him a respect for the stars.

Chinese Astrology Life Hack: Know Your Friends and Your Enemy Sign 

In Chinese astrology, the zodiac is based on a 12 year cycle. Each year is represented by a specific animal. The animals of the zodiac have two friendly signs and one enemy sign. Review your sign’s enemy and friends and learn how to make decisions that will have positive results in your life.

Ross Delia
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