|Me and Matt Savinar in mutual reception|
After an evening of astrology chatter and sharing starry love, it was time to get down to the business of taking in astro knowledge. As part of the voluntary crew, it was my job to work with my astro brother Samuel Reynolds to ensure all the audio-visual equipment was working for all the speakers. This meant I could pop in and out of several talks without seeming rude. And what a lineup it was! In between my dips into a spectacular array of lectures, I had the chance to chat with a few interesting people.
|Me and Tem Terriktar|
And speaking of astrology magazines, I also bumped into Tem Terriktar of the Mountain Astrologer. Again, I have to say how nice it is to see respectable astrology magazines with such excellent websites. Of course, I had to have a selfie with Tem!
|Komilla Sutton, yours truly and Ehsan|
After the second day of lectures, the excitement of the impending banquet was palpable and it was time for me to slip into something that suited my Moon in Leo--haha a black and gold dinner jacket. My dinner date was the very lovely Ehsan Khazeni who unsurprisingly was a hit at the conference. At one point, I had to pull my Ehsan from the clutches of Michael Lutin and Glenn Perry who wanted him to sit at their table. We got a round of applause from bemused observers as I re-claimed Ehsan as MY date. Here we are with the gorgeous (and BOLLYWOOD ACTRESS) Komilla Sutton!!
Another surprise of the evening was meeting the Astrodienst founder, Alois Treindl. Astrodienst is a FREE astrology programme that I had been using since the early noughties well before I was able to afford Solar Fire and other expensive astrology programmes. I can honestly say Astrodient was an integral part in helping me pass early astrology exams and in supporting my early astrology consulting career. I was so pleased Alois was honoured with a well deserved Lifetime Achievement award! The photo is a little blurry but here I am with Erin Sullivan, Lynn Bell, astro brother (and date!!) Ehsan, and Alois!
At the risk of seeming like I am astro-worshipping Frank Clifford, I just want to say as one of the few (honourary) Brits attending ISAR that I hooted and hollered when he received the "Best Article" award for contributions to the fabulous ISAR Journal! Seriously a proud moment!
Richard and Victoria Smoot, the editors of the ISAR magazine, received a well deserved honour for all their hard work. Like Ray, Richard is a Michigan man--and automatically gets into my good books (being born in Michigan myself!).
|Me with the divine Hakan Kirkoglu|
The funniest moment of the evening goes to the beautimus Chris Renstrom, who mispronounced my last name. Well. . .we can't let there be any doubt on how this very tricky name is pronounced now can we?? So here we are with me schooling Chris on the correct pronunciation (so lovely to finally meet you Chris!! xxx).
|Antonia, Ray Merriman and me|
The evening finished with me gatecrashing Ray Merriman's after party in his hotel room. I had managed to capture another photo of him with the lovely Antonia earlier in the evening before I polished off the last of his beer with Glenn Perry (who I will be seeing again at the Kepler Astrology Conference and at the First Annual Astrology Conference in Portugal). High Five Glenn and see you soon xxx
There will be a part 3 to this review but for now, it's late here in the UK and no doubt I will be picking out typos for the next couple of days. . . But here's a few photos to leave you with. . .
|CIA get together!|
About the Astrologer
Alex Trenoweth was voted Best International Astrologer, 2015 for her dynamic presentation on her innovative and original research into Astrology and Education. Her book, "Growing Pains" is an exciting development in astrology as it combines classroom teaching experience, sound investigation and the potential to have a positive impact on struggling adolescents, parents, teachers and those who have been labelled "at risk". She writes the weekly and monthly horoscopes and other articles for the Cosmic Intelligence Agency, one of the largest astrological social media groups on the web and was also a speaker for the AstroSummit, a guest lecturer for the London School of Astrology and has spoken at several UK local astrology groups. Upcoming international events include Breaking Down the Borders, the Kepler Conference, Congresso Internacional de Astrologia (Portugal) NORWAC and the San Francisco Astrology Society. Alex is also a Professor of Western Astrology and Secretary General of International Affairs for the Krishnamurti Institute of Astrology and will will be taking up her residential post in India early 2017. For queries, consultations or syndications, please contact Alex via www.alextrenoweth.com or leave a message in the comment section.
"Growing Pains" can be purchased in paperback or kindle format on Amazon or can be signed and posted directly to you by Alex.
About the New Book
There are two wolves fighting inside of me, the old story goes, one wolf is good and the other is evil. “But Grandfather,” asked the child, “Which one wins?” The Grandfather answered, “The wolf I feed.”
We might like to think that being good is a natural instinct. In fact, doing the right thing takes a conscious decision. Every day, we are met with temptation to get ahead at the expense of someone else, to get away with something we know is wrong or to cut corners if we think no one is watching.
Following on from her powerful book on astrology and Education, “Growing Pains”, Alex Trenoweth explores the benefits of using “the bad guy” of the solar system: Saturn. Often avoided and seldom understood, if we understand our own Saturn then we can help others to understand theirs. Using case studies of highly successful people contrasted with convicted serial killers, Trenoweth deftly demonstrates the dire consequences of feeding the wrong wolf.