CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

this year’s program!

All Lectures in Eastern Time
9:00 am
9:30 am
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
5:30 pm
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
7:30 pm
8:00 pm
8:30 pm
9:00 pm
9:30 pm
10:00 pm
PRE-CONFERENCE - Thursday, July 9, 2020
PRE-CONFERENCE - Thursday, July 9, 2020
Rick Levine
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Date
July 9, 2020
Conference Time
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Conference Title
Knowing What’s Important

Rick Levine - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)The rubber meets the road when we have a person and their natal chart in front of us. We have a limited amount of time with the person. Where do we start? What do we say? How do we determine what’s important? This is real astrology. Away we go!

Gary Christen
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Date
July 9, 2020
Conference Time
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Conference Title
Solar Fire Software: Nuts & Bolts and Q & A

Gary Christen - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)Solar Fire is a high-end, low priced professional astrological software program. Gary will lead both a demonstration and discussion of the many features of Solar Fire. If you have questions about any facet of the software or want a discount on your purchase or upgrade, come to this presentation.

David Cochrane
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Date
July 9, 2020
Conference Time
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Conference Title
Kepler and Sirius Astrology Software: User Interface and Features

David Cochrane - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)This will be a clear and concise presentation of how to use the Kepler and Sirius software, what the range of features are, and what the long-term goals and mission is that drive the development of the software. There will also be 10 to 15 minutes for questions and answers.

DAY 1: CONFERENCE - Friday July 10, 2020
DAY 1: CONFERENCE - Friday July 10, 2020
Chat Room
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Date
July 10, 2020
Ceremony Time
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

Opening Ceremony
Date
July 10, 2020
Ceremony Time
9:45 am - 10:00 am

Spencer Michaud
10:00 am - 10:50 am
Date
July 12, 2020
Time
10:00 am - 10:50 am
Conference Title
Tarot & The Thema Mundi

Spencer Michaud - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)The Thema Mundi was a mythical horoscope claimed by the ancients to be the natal chart of the world. In this lecture, we will explore the connections between the 36 decanic images in the Minor Arcana of the Rider-Waite tarot deck and the house significations of their corresponding sign placements in the Thema Mundi.

Ellen Bourn
11:00 am - 11:50 am
Date
July 10, 2020
Time
11:00 am - 11:50 am
Conference Title
Synastry: An Ongoing Question

Ellen Bourn - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)This talk will explain how to determine if two individuals are compatible. Questions commonly asked are: Should I marry this person? Why do I get along with one child and not the other? Should I go into a business with this individual? We will learn techniques to discern better answers to these frequent questions.

Beverly Fish
12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Date
July 10, 2020
Time
12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Conference Title
Demonologists, Psychics, Ghost Hunters: What’s in Their Charts

Armand Diaz - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)This lecture will compare the charts of noted psychics, such as John Edward and Chip Coffee, to demonologists, Ed and Lorraine Warren, and ghost hunters, Ryan Buell and Grant Wilson. Astrology can show psychic ability. Can we find the same predictors for demonologists and ghost hunters as we do for psychics?

Lecture Panel: Gary Caton, Rick Levine, and Joni Patry
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Date
June 28, 2019
Time
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Lecture Panel: Gary Caton, Rick Levine, and Joni Patry
Panel Discussion on the 2020 Presidential Election

Lunch Break
1:50 pm - 2:30 pm
Date
July 10, 2020
Ceremony Time
1:50 pm - 2:30 pm

Armand Diaz
2:30 pm - 3:20 pm
Date
July 11, 2020
Time
2:30 pm - 3:20 pm
Conference Title
The Transpersonals Get Personal

Armand Diaz - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)We’ve all heard that Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto are generational planets that have less effect on our personal lives – well, don’t believe it! In this light-hearted look at the generations of the transpersonal planets we’ll find those areas where we connect and conflict with each in ways that really matter!

Leisa Schaim
3:30 pm - 4:20 pm
Date
July 10, 2020
Time
3:30 pm - 4:20 pm
Conference Title
Finding Joy and Meaning in the Birth Chart

Leisa Schaim - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)Astrologers are often sought during difficulty, but we can provide balance and potential resources by also locating topics that may give the individual joy and meaning. This lecture will explore where to “look for the good” in the themes and areas of life most likely to brighten one’s world.

Ra Rishikavi Ragudas
4:30 pm - 5:20 pm
Date
July 10, 2020
Time
4:30 pm - 5:20 pm
Conference Title
The Mythology, Astrology, and Spirituality of Star Wars

Ra Rishikavi Ragudas - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)STAR WARS has become the dominant modern mythos, and exerts a powerful effect on the collective imagination. Why? Here we examine the mythological basis for George Lucas’s story, Lucas’s chart and those of the principal actors, as well as the esoteric underpinnings of the Jedi Order and of the Force.

Richard Weber
5:30 pm - 6:20 pm
Date
July 10, 2020
Time
5:30 pm - 6:20 pm
Conference Title
Declinations

Richard Weber - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)A powerful predictive tool, declinations can be hard to understand due to the differences with the type of astrology most people are accustomed to. This lecture will explain declinations from an orbital mechanics standpoint, how the graphic model is created, and explain the significant points (parallel, contra-parallel, and out-of-bounds).

DAY 2: CONFERENCE - Saturday, July 11, 2020
DAY 2: CONFERENCE - Saturday, July 11, 2020
Chat Room
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Date
July 10, 2020
Ceremony Time
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

Gary Caton
10:00 am - 10:50 am
Date
July 12, 2020
Time
10:00 am - 10:50 am
Conference Title
Mercury as the Planet of Astrology & Magic

Gary Caton - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)Mercury was originally revered as the creator/inventor of Astrology and the Persian magical tradition revered Mercury as an antediluvian prophet. We’ll look at the ways Mercury shows up in the charts of prominent astrologers and magicians to form a list of ways Mercury can take prominence in a chart.

Ronnie Gale Dreyer
11:00 am - 11:50 am
Date
July 11, 2020
Time
11:00 am - 11:50 am
Conference Title
The Power of Eclipse Cycles

Ronnie Gale Dreyer - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)Eclipses are the most important predictors of life-changing events especially when planets reach the eclipse degree, activating a planet or point in your chart. We’ll uncover amazing examples of how eclipse cycles work in practice, and how the ones in the year ahead affect you on a deeply personal level.

Anne Ortelee
12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Date
July 11, 2020
Time
12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Conference Title
Jupiter Saturn Conjunction in Aquarius

Anne Ortelee - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)Every 20 years, Jupiter and Saturn meet up in a Grand Conjunction. This year, the larger cycle of Grand Conjunctions shifts into Air on December 21, 2020 at 029 Aquarius. Come learn how this new 20 year cycle will unfold in your life!

Acyuta-bhava Dasa (Adam Elenbaas)
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Date
July 11, 2020
Time
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Conference Title
The Mystical Saturn

Acyuta-bhava Dasa (Adam Elenbaas) - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)When the planet Neptune was discovered and seen for the very first time through a telescope, it also happened to be conjunct the planet Saturn. In this talk we will explore the symbolism and the provocative idea that Saturn and Neptune are more alike than they are different!

Lunch Break
1:50 pm - 2:30 pm
Date
July 10, 2020
Ceremony Time
1:50 pm - 2:30 pm

Aleksandar Imsiragic
2:30 pm - 3:20 pm
Date
July 11, 2020
Time
2:30 pm - 3:20 pm
Conference Title
Reincarnation Astrology

Aleksandar Imsiragic - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)Everyone lives through three incarnations simultaneously at any moment. They are represented as three different lives that are most crucial for our development. Finding a way to unite them means liberation and represents the final goal of Hermetic Astrology. In this lecture we will define those three different incarnations.

Sandra-Leigh Serio
3:30 pm - 4:20 pm
Date
July 11, 2020
Time
3:30 pm - 4:20 pm
Conference Title
Planetary Stations and Their Hidden Meaning

Sandra-Leigh Serio - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)Whether you are born when a planet stations, or experience one by secondary progression or transit the impact on your personality, life’s direction and choices is significant, powerful and possibly life changing. Sample charts will be used to demonstrate the effects on human experience.

Giulio Pellegrini
4:30 pm - 5:20 pm
Date
July 11, 2020
Time
4:30 pm - 5:20 pm
Conference Title
The Metaphysical Meanings of the Houses

Giulio Pellegrini - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)From a metaphysical perspective the 2nd House and its ruler govern the body’s vital life forces known in Vedantic and Yogic philosophy as the Pranamaya Kosha. We’ll explore the metaphysical meanings and invisible realms of the 12 houses and uncover ways to strengthen the body’s core energy systems.

DAY 3: CONFERENCE - Sunday, July 12, 2020
DAY 3: CONFERENCE - Sunday, July 12, 2020
Chat Room
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Date
July 10, 2020
Ceremony Time
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

Liz Hazel
10:00 am - 10:50 am
Date
July 12, 2020
Time
10:00 am - 10:50 am
Conference Title
How to Choose Election Charts

Elizabeth Hazel - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)Elections are a time-tested method for ensuring successful endeavors. We'll cover the basic rules, discuss focal planets for different goals, and look at the crucial role that the Moon plays in these charts. Sample demonstrations charts will show both successful and unsuccessful elections.

Gary Christen
11:00 am - 11:50 am
Date
July 9, 2020
Conference Time
11:00 am - 11:50 am
Conference Title
Speed Analysis

Gary Christen - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)Symmetrical Astrology’s strength lies in accuracy and speed it gives you in finding specific answers and to organize your approach to chart analysis. Using both wheels and dials, this talk illustrates integratimg transits, solar arcs and other methods into a seamless technique that addresses issues an astrologer will likely encounter.

Joni Patry
12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Date
July 12, 2020
Time
12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Conference Title
Rahu and Ketu, Eclipses and Prediction: Unveiling the Truth

Joni Patry - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)Discover how the placement of Rahu and Ketu (North and South Nodes) in a birth chart reveal the karmas of the soul, shed light on our past to unleash our future. During eclipses, secrets of the past bring a new awareness. Examples of past historical events prove the predictive value of eclipses.

David Cochrane
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Date
July 10, 2020
Time
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Conference Title
Horary Using Vibrational Astrology

David Cochrane - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI) Horary astrology is the ancient art of answering a client’s question using the birth chart for the time and place of the question. We will see examples of how a new twist on an ancient idea brings greater insight into the person’s question and what we can advise the client.

Lunch Break
1:50 pm - 2:30 pm
Date
July 10, 2020
Ceremony Time
1:50 pm - 2:30 pm

Rick Levine
2:30 pm - 3:20 pm
Date
July 12, 2020
Conference Time
2:30 pm - 3:20 pm
Conference Title
The Search for Bridey Murphy

Rick Levine - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)On the evening of November 29, 1952, Morey Bernstein hypnotized Ruth Simmons to regress her back into the womb. Instead, she became an Irish girl named Bridey Murphy. This is the first documented, hypnotically induced past life regression. We learn the story, look at the chart, and explore reincarnation.

Julene Louis
3:30 pm - 4:20 pm
Date
July 12, 2020
Time
3:30 pm - 4:20 pm
Conference Title
Finding Dharma in the Cart

Julene Louis - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)In Vedic Astrology the houses and signs corelate to the four aims of life, one of which is dharma. There are several additional factors that help to uncover dharma, or right-purpose, in the chart. Examples will be given with the technique to help you find dharma in the birth chart.

Lea Imsiragic
4:30 pm - 5:20 pm
Date
July 12, 2020
Time
4:30 pm - 5:20 pm
Conference Title
Energy Astrology – living the best from your challenging aspects

Lea Imsiragic - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)Energy Astrology system is based on the premise that everything in the Universe is contained within each person physiology. Planets, therefore, represent energy centers (chakras) within the etheric body of a person, from which all outside circumstances that we see in the natal chart are created.

Richard Smoot
5:30 pm - 6:20 pm
Date
July 12, 2020
Time
5:30 pm - 6:20 pm
Conference Title
The Best Things I Have Learned on the Astrological Path

Richard Smoot - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)We all have developed our own personal set of techniques and “tools” which we learned in our studies and astrological practice. Now is an opportunity to show you all the basic organizational techniques and observations I have used and improved on in my 48 years of working with clients.

POST-CONFERENCE - Monday, July 13, 2020
POST-CONFERENCE - Monday, July 13, 2020
David Cochrane
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Date
July 9, 2020
Conference Time
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Conference Title
Relocational Astrology: Learn It and Experience It!

David Cochrane - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)In recent years exciting improvements have been made in determining the best places to live, work, vacation, and succeed in your career. These new improvements are simple but powerful. We will learn what they are and we will see the concepts come to life in the charts of several attendees.

Gary Caton
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Date
July 12, 2020
Time
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Conference Title
Fixed Star & Constellation Magic

Gary Caton - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)We’ll go over some of the ideas behind and methods for magical elections. I’ll show you how to use this recipe to systematically find several options and pick the best from amongst them. Finally, you’ll personalize your very own talisman of Draco or Ursa Major, and we’ll consecrate them together!