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Maria Kay Simms

Maria Kay Simms
United States

Maria Kay Simms, an astrologer for over 30 years, has authored eight books, including the critically acclaimed Moon Tides, Soul Passages, from which material for this class is derived. Currently Maria is the head of Starcrafts LLC (Starcrafts Publishing), which now includes Astro Computing Services and ACS Publications, publishers of The American Ephemeris series and a number of other astrology titles. She is also active as an artist -- her pre-astrology career and college degree, a BFA. She served six years as Chair of National Council for Geocosmic Research, Inc., and holds the CA NCGR certification in Consulting. She is also certified PMAFA (American Federation of Astrologers) and is a member of Association for Professional Astrologers International, ISAR and AFAN. She has lectured internationally.

Maria Kay Simms

Lectures scheduled for Maria Kay Simms:

Astrology and the Power of Eight

This talk focuses on the significance in events of all types, "good" or "bad" (or however one might term them) of the eight so-called "hard" aspects (conjunction, 4 semi-squares, 2 squares and opposition) as "phases" -- but it does not either use or have any need to use dials, nor does it use the Transneptunian planets. Only the planets Sun though Eris (including also Ceres) are used. (I am aware that there is still some resistance in the astrological community to accept Eris and Ceres as planets, but they have been since the IAU named them as such in 2006, so I have included them in my new book and I've also been encouraging all of our authors to include them.)

As for the main theme "Power of Eight," I am absolutely convinced that the hard aspects are present in ALL significant events of ALL types, simply because they are the strongest aspects. They are present in the best of times, too. How we experience them in any situation is largely a matter of our own choice — and we always have the power to choose.

Saturday, November 19, 2016
Session 1, Room 4
  1:30 pm U.S. EST
  6:30 pm GMT
  5:30 am Australian EDT (Sun., Nov. 20, 2016)

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