CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

this year’s program!

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PRE-CONFERENCE - Thursday, June 27, 2019
PRE-CONFERENCE - Thursday, June 27, 2019
Armand Diaz
9:45 am - 12:45 pm
Date
June 27, 2019
Conference Time
9:45 am - 12:45 pm
Conference Title
OUTER PLANETS, INNER TURMOIL – RELATIONSHIP CHALLENGES FROM URANUS, NEPTUNE, AND PLUTO

Armand Diaz - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)While we tend to think that outer planets are trans-personal and generational, they have a significant effect on our personal lives, including our relationships. We’ll cover their role in the natal charts of individuals, as well as their effects by transit and progression, in synastry, and in the composite chart.

Anne Ortelee
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Date
June 27, 2019
Conference Time
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Conference Title
Progress Your Predictive Skills

Armand Diaz - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)Using Progressions of Sun, Moon and the Planets, we’ll explore technical concepts, how they work, and why we use them. Included is Purpose, Type, Numerology, Sign changes, Decants, Aspects, Midpoints and the Phasal relationships expanded and explained. You will learn how to put it all together. Bring your charts!

Richard Smoot
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Date
June 27, 2019
Conference Time
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Conference Title
(FREE LECTURE) Solar Fire Software Nuts & Bolts and Q & A

Armand Diaz - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)Explore this high-end and low priced professional astrological software program. In this workshop, Richard will lead both a demonstration and discussion of the many features you wish you knew about. Do you have questions about any facet of the software? This is where you want to be. “I would like to know if the software can…?” This is where you want to be. Do you have any questions before you buy or upgrade? This is where you want to be, especially if you want a discount.

Memorial Dinner for Donna Van Toen
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Date
June 27, 2019
Memorial Time
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

DAY 1: CONFERENCE - Friday June 28, 2019
DAY 1: CONFERENCE - Friday June 28, 2019
Main Conference Opening Ceremony
Date
June 28, 2019
Ceremony Time
9:00 am - 9:20 am

Spencer Michaud
9:30 am - 10:45 am
Date
June 28, 2019
Time
9:30 am - 10:45 am
Conference Title
Modern Marketing Techniques for the Aspiring Astrologer

Armand Diaz - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)Get ready to connect with new clients and grow your business like never before with powerful tools, tips and techniques for the digital age! Using lessons learned from a 15 year career as an independent professional musician, we will explore the best practices for expanding and marketing your astrology practice in the 21st century. Topics covered will include: Social Media, Your Website, Crowd Funding, and Finding Your Audience and Professional Voice.

Catherine Urban
9:30 am - 10:45 am
Date
June 28, 2019
Time
9:30 am - 10:45 am
Conference Title
The Enraged Feminine and the Dark Goddess

Armand Diaz - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)The archetypes of the enraged feminine and the dark goddess have demanded our attention within the last few years – and suddenly Lilith is the trendiest goddess on social media. Let’s take a look at the archetypes of Eris and Lilith, and how they are useful to us as astrologers right now. And should you be looking for them in your chart work? If so, how?

Adam Elenbaas
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Date
June 28, 2019
Time
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Conference Title
Applications and Engagements – The Magical Realm of Planetary Time

Armand Diaz - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)In this talk, we will explore planetary applications (traditionally called “engagements”) and the variety of ways in which they have been used by astrologers since the dawn of astrology. Along the way, we will also explore the philosophical implications of these techniques, especially the way they challenge our current understanding of time and space!

Samuel F. Reynolds
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Date
June 28, 2019
Time
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Conference Title
Astrology as Daemonic Geometry

Armand Diaz - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)Reynolds traces the idea of tutelary, divine spirits (daemons) through Babylonian, Greek, Roman, Semitic, Christian, Indian and even modern pop myths. From these explorations, he demonstrates how astrology is a daemonic art of geometry. This geometric thinking can unlock the daemons within places, things and ourselves to help us fulfill more of our potential and better navigate spiritual hazards.

Luncheon Lecture
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Date
June 28, 2019
Time
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Luncheon Lecture
Panel discussion on the upcoming Pluto / Saturn Conjunction of 2020

Gary P. Caton
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Date
June 28, 2019
Time
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Conference Title
The Minor Arcana of the Tarot & the 36 Decans

Armand Diaz - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)In the Golden Dawn system, each of the Decans are associated with one of the minor arcana or numbered cards of the four “suits.” We’ll look at this system and play with the cards that go with your planetary placements, particularly those that correspond with the ruling planet of a Decan.

Ronnie Dreyer
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Date
June 28, 2019
Time
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Conference Title
Astro*Carto*Graphy Secrets Revealed

Armand Diaz - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)Using the late Jim Lewis’ original concept of seeing where in the world your natal planets are angular, Ronnie will draw on years of working with ACG and with Jim himself to show how to pinpoint locations that do and not resonate. Case studies will give informative and surprising answers.

Open Forum
Date
June 28, 2019
Time
3:40 pm - 4:00 pm

Richard Weber
4:05 pm - 5:20 pm
Date
June 28, 2019
Time
4:05 pm - 5:20 pm
Conference Title
Planetary Relationships

Armand Diaz - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)How are the planets in your chart getting along? Derived from Richard’s own research on Phase Astrology influenced by the work of Dane Rudhyar and “Buzz” Meyers, this lecture will have you looking at how the planets interact in a whole new way. We will look at how each planet relates with the others, define the various types of relationships, and learn about the positive and negative experiences associated with each one. Be sure to bring your chart to look at your Planetary Relationships!

Julene Louis
4:05 pm - 5:20 pm
Date
June 28, 2019
Time
4:05 pm - 5:20 pm
Conference Title
Using Vedic Dasas to Supplement your Western Astrology

Armand Diaz - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)You do not have to know Vedic Astrology to take advantage of their Dasa System. The Dasas are planetary periods that tell when a planet’s karma or natal story is ripe for fruition. This is an excellent technique for understanding the major periods of someone’s life, what will happen and how it relates to personal growth.

Meet & Greet
Date
June 28, 2019
Time
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Memorial for Donna Van Toen
Date
June 28, 2019
Memorial Time
7:30 pm - 7:40 pm

Anne Ortelee
7:40 pm - 8:40 pm
Date
June 28, 2019
Conference Time
7:40 pm - 8:40 pm
Keynote Title
Keynote Address – The Gift of Challenging Times

Armand Diaz - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)Challenging times ahead. Saturn, Pluto and Jupiter join in Capricorn to start a new cycle. Eris squares Pluto 5 times in a power struggle. Uranus challenges Taurus’ stability. Neptune dives deep in watery, addictive Piscean realms. The United States Pluto return! As above, so below co-creates in our lives. Dream!

Meet & Greet
8:40 pm - 11:00 pm
Date
June 28, 2019
Time
8:40 pm - 11:00 pm

DAY 2: CONFERENCE - Saturday, June 29, 2019
DAY 2: CONFERENCE - Saturday, June 29, 2019
Yoga with Catherine Urban
Date
June 29, 2019
Time
7:30 am - 8:00 am

Armand Diaz - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)Yoga mat is optional

Adam Elenbaas
9:30 am - 10:45 am
Date
June 29, 2019
Time
9:30 am - 10:45 am
Conference Title
Forecasting with Annual Profections

Armand Diaz - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)In this talk, we will look at the basic traditional technique of annual profections, and will learn how to use annual profections alongside of planetary transits to time out when the karma or destined events “promised” by our natal charts are likely to come to fruition.

Maria Shaw
9:30 am - 10:45 am
Date
June 29, 2019
Time
9:30 am - 10:45 am
Conference Title
Manifesting at the Right Time & the Right Way

Armand Diaz - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)It’s fascinating how numerology and astrology relate and how closely we can use them both as a tool to confirm the overall themes in our lives. In this lecture, Maria Shaw teaches you a formula to use that helps you understand the path you are on each year and how best to utilize the energy.

Gemini Brett
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Date
June 29, 2019
Time
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Conference Title
The Way of Seven Rays * Mystic Rectangles and Magic Squares

Armand Diaz - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)Join StarryTeller Gemini Brett for modern expansions of traditional Aspect theory. Discover why the quincunx and semi-sextile were labeled inconjunct by gazing through the lenses of sacred geometry, musical harmony, number magic, and embodied astronomy. Learn how to see new gems of your natal chart by peering through the veil.

Anne Ortelee
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Date
June 29, 2019
Time
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Conference Title
Horary – One, Two, Three!

Armand Diaz - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)Brush up on your horary skills and refine your technique using one of the most powerful astrological technique available! Divination to find lost stuff, answer questions and resolve disputes. Juicy handouts!

Luncheon Lecture
12:30 pm - 2:05 pm
Date
June 28, 2019
Time
12:30 pm - 2:05 pm
Luncheon Lecture
Getting Your Chart to Speak Your Love Language

Armand Diaz - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)Gary Chapman’s groundbreaking 1995 book, The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate, gave us important ways to think about how we experience love. Reynolds will explore how we might better spot and speak those five love languages—gifts, quality time, words of affirmation, acts of service and physical touch—as spoken in our charts.

Sandra-Leigh Serio
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Date
June 28, 2019
Time
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Conference Title
Where’s the Money in your Chart?

Armand Diaz - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)Where does your money come from? Is it from your own efforts or the efforts of others? In this lecture we will explore chart indicators of financial success that include the source of your money, inherited money and, more importantly, the likelihood of when the money will appear.

Darri Murphy
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Date
June 28, 2019
Time
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Conference Title
Sun in Time – The Times of Our Lives

Armand Diaz - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)Moving clockwise around the chart wheel, the sun indicates the time of day or night by its position above or below the horizon. Learn about your place on Earth, literally through the time, date, and season of birth. Clock time, day time, night time, seasonal time, generations in time.

Tamira McGillivray
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Date
June 28, 2019
Time
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Conference Title
Our Expanding Solar System – Adding Dimension to Our Fixed Stars

Armand Diaz - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)The picture is getting larger, and the fixed stars have become more than just an outline of an archetypal figure. How can we continue to grow the chart with more Planets/Dwarfs/Suns without becoming overwhelmed with data? We will explore new discoveries not only in our own solar system … but beyond. In this lecture we will incorporate a new understanding and bring meaning to the new mysteries we have begun to unlock in our vast universe. Get ready to look through the eyes of a powerful telescope that will bring into focus Fixed Star Systems and their Sun’s.

Pat Perkins
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Date
June 28, 2019
Time
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Conference Title
Rulers of the Ages – Saturn Conjunct Jupiter

Armand Diaz - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)On December 21, 2020 a very significant conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter occurs that will have impacts for approximately 200 years. This conjunction is important as it is known as a “Great Mutation Conjunction”, so called whenever these two giants move into a new element. The current Saturn/Jupiter cycle that began in January 1842 has been in earth signs, the conjunction that occurs in 2020 will be in air signs (starting in Aquarius) and the effects will be felt for 20 years and possibly through 2219. The Saturn/Jupiter cycle has been considered extremely significant by astrologers for hundreds of years and are viewed as major turning points in history. By looking at the charts involved this presentation will cover possible impacts for the future

DAY 3: CONFERENCE - Sunday, June 30, 2019
DAY 3: CONFERENCE - Sunday, June 30, 2019
Phil Mead
9:30 am - 10:45 am
Date
June 30, 2019
Time
9:30 am - 10:45 am
Conference Title
Astrologers as Advisers to Kings & Emperors

Through the centuries astrologers have served as counselors and trusted advisers to Sultans, Shahs, Princes, Kings and Emperors. We will take a look at this practice and the storied past of its illustrious members in cultures of the east and west.

Beverly Fish
9:30 am - 10:45 am
Date
June 30, 2019
Time
9:30 am - 10:45 am
Conference Title
Using Astrology in Paranormal Cases

Beverly Fish - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)In helping clients who are experiencing paranormal activity, Beverly began casting astrology charts for all the people living in the home in order to find out who was most likely to be either causing the events or of being the victim of a negative entity. This lecture will explore some of the findings from these charts. As a work in progress, this lecture will look at some of the interesting findings of some of the cases and the corresponding charts of the individuals being affected by demonic entities.

Ronnie Dreyer
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Date
June 30, 2019
Time
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Conference Title
The Lunar North and South Node – Forces to be Reckoned With

Armand Diaz - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)Whether you know them as the North/South Node or Rahu/Ketu, the transits of these “shadow planets” are forces to be reckoned with. Through case studies, we gain a deeper understanding of the Nodes and see how to time, understand, and ultimately transform their extreme influence on love, health and wealth.

Richard Smoot
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Date
June 30, 2019
Conference Time
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Conference Title
Cadent Houses – Behind the Scenes of Action

Armand Diaz - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)Each quadrant in the horoscope is important in the cyclic process from emergence to transcendence. Simple in concept, Angular, Succedent and Cadent houses are the basis of understanding the power each house has on the next house. There would be no development or growth if it were not for the Cadent houses.

Luncheon Lecture
12:30 pm - 2:05 pm
Date
June 30, 2019
Time
12:30 pm - 2:05 pm
Luncheon Lecture
Soul Purpose – A Heliocentric Perspective

Armand Diaz - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)In this lecture we will easily identify the location of the “Earth” in your chart, no computer needed. Based on that position, we will take a fun look at your soul purpose in this incarnation.

Armand Diaz
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Date
June 30, 2019
Conference Time
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Conference Title
Mars and Pallas Athene – Two Visions of the Warrior Archetype

Armand Diaz - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)As our collective consciousness evolves with a changing world, we have developed new warrior images, including Pallas Athene, the Goddess of Wisdom who carries a spear. Learn how the changing vision of the warrior is manifesting in popular culture and individual charts, helping us to rebalance masculine and feminine energies.

Gary P. Caton
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Date
June 30, 2019
Time
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Conference Title
Essential Dignity, the Almuten and the Soul

Armand Diaz - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)In the Hermetic sense, the word Soul means the essential driving force behind something. Classically it was thought each human has a Daimon, a sort of guiding Angel. We’ll look at some classical techniques to identify what planet serves this purpose in your chart.

Diane Trimbath
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Date
June 30, 2019
Time
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Conference Title
July 2019 Eclipses – Our Country, The World, and Ourselves

Armand Diaz - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)A powerful summer is ahead with unexpected changes in identity and leadership. Shattering old and breaking into new partnerships is in-store! Through releasing past structures of communication or commerce, decisive news can transform beliefs, and generate public acceptance. Learn how the July 2019 eclipses may influence our country, the world and ourselves.

Crystal Eves
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Date
June 30, 2019
Time
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Conference Title
Solar Arc Piggy-Back

Armand Diaz - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)Do you know someone who seems to always being going through the same type of growth as you and yet your transits and charts don’t look the same at all? It’s possible the charts have developed Solar Arc Synchronization. Learn how to spot it and what you can expect from it.

Main Conference Closing Ceremony
Date
June 30, 2019
Ceremony Time
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

POST-CONFERENCE - Monday, July 1, 2019
POST-CONFERENCE - Monday, July 1, 2019
Gemini Brett
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Date
July 1, 2019
Time
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Conference Title
Activating your Hidden Superpowers

Armand Diaz - Speaker at the Great Lakes Astrology Conference in ANN ARBOR, Michigan (MI)Gemini Brett shares a new Astrological technique that we’ll develop together through peer participation and detailed worksheets. Learn about Antiscia, Testimony, and Translation of Light and leave with a powerful way to play with Inconjuncts and Magic Squares. Activate your Astrological Superpowers!