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International Academy of Astrology: Learn Astrology Online!

DPL-2 Astrology of Antiquity - Hellenistic Astrology

The primary content of this first of two 12-week study courses is to present a fundamental and comprehensive introduction to Hellenistic astrological philosophy and techniques.

The course is open to everyone: astrology students, hobbyists and professionals.

Meets: Saturday, 07:00 pm - 07:30 pm, U.S. Eastern

Sunday, 11:00am - 11:30am, AEDT Australia

First class date: January 05/06, 2019
Instructor:Gregory Clare
Maximum number of students: 10

Final registration: Closes on January 12, 2019

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Come and join us @ the Sydney Astrological Research Society,

Wednesday 3 Oct - 7:00PM @ Sydney mechanics school of art  - where I will be presenting - Astrology, What Are We Doing?


I mentioned last month that mid-October the collective unconscious/consciousness would undergo a transformative phase and that this would not be a comfortable transition-well tick-tock 'countdown'

The 'crossroad' ecliptic (Sun's apparent path) is where planetary archetype is discharged and these archetypes manifest subject to their upward or downward trajectories - 'Nodes'. 88years ago-1930 saw the Human world transformation, Pluto was unveiled, from the unconscious to the conscious.

The Nuclear sub-atomic transformation was the result. This was the 'Time' when Pluto was ascending, and now the lord of the underworld is descending, over the next 100 years, we -Humans will bear witness to 'Hades' other-side.

Astronomically (RX) and the mythological stories says Hades spends half his time underground and the other half above ground, just which is more beneficial we are about to witness.

Now what has not been noticed (Saturn -failure to notice) is that Saturn the terrestrial visual lord of all things buried has his South Node at the same intersection as Pluto 18° Capricorn.

To shorten the fable - Pluto is about to conjunct his and Saturn's South Node and sooner rather than later the two will meet in Capricorn along with Jupiter & Mars-those who haven't read my 2020 and the Fourth way article published mid 2017, ( may wish to do so before proceeding -

Since 2015 (29'47 Pisces Solar Eclipse -on the Earth's Node -00Aries) the astronomical shuffle in the 'Heaven's Above' have been turning the 'Spindle of Fate', Sun -Our Choice & Spirit lay open to the 'Soul' to choose, 'Cosmic Consciousness' appears to be in a state of 'metamorphosis', Organic life is on the change 'AI' artificial intelligence is on the rise!!

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Astronomy & Astrology of Eclipses with Gregory Clare:

Two consecutive weeks:
August 31st & September 7th. 2018, 
solar eclipse

International Academy of Astrology presents
Astronomy & Astrology of Eclipses with Gregory Clare


Meets: Friday, 07:30 pm - 09:00 pm, U.S. Eastern
First class date: August 31, 2018
Instructor: Gregory Clare
Tuition: $60.00
Maximum number of students: 150

Final registration: Closes on August 31, 2018

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In this two- day seminar you will be introduced to the astronomy of eclipses and their timing. Additionally, you will be given information on how to use eclipses in astrological delineations.

An eclipse is a special event that aligns the two central bodies of astrology, the Sun and Moon, also known as 'The Lights'. As they align they set in motion a series of unfolding events. These events are governed by free will or choice. How will we choose to deal with these events as they unfold?

These variable, unsettling changes are related to social consciousness. They can be found on the Crossroads, which we call the Ecliptic, the path the Sun seemingly takes across our Earthly sky.

The Sun is stable. Steady as she goes. Whereas the Moon is changeable and varied criss-crossing the Sun's path, which we know as the North and South Nodes.

Astrology, by its very nature, is a model based on astronomy. If we accept that astronomy underpins astrology, then astrology is preordained by astronomy’s very order.


GREGORY CLARE retired commercial fisherman for 28 years Greg steered the boat at night with the aid of the stars. These many years of familiarity with the night sky set the scene for what was to become his passion, Astronomy and Astrology.

Gregory is on the Administrative Board of International Academy of Astrology. (IAA)

Gregory is currently teaching NAT-5 Astronomy & Other Bodies at the IAA


Greg is recently retired after 7 years as President of the Astrology Association of NSW Inc. (AANSW) and 8 years for the Sydney Astrological Research Society Inc. (SARS).

Greg is a member of the Australian Professional Astrologers (APA). He is a recently retired member of the Federation of Australian Astrologers National Council and the Australian Council of Vedic Astrologers (ACVA).

He has lectured Internationally at UAC, published in Mountain Astrologer, NCGR, FAA and also lectured on Hellenistic and Classical Astrology in Sydney and on the Gold Coast Greg also presented a series of talks at the Sydney Theosophical Society on Hermetic understanding and the work of Gurdjieff.

He was a co- convener of the 2008, 17th International Bi-Annual FAA Astrology Conference held in Sydney.

Greg wrote a monthly 'Planet Watch' for the AANSW Newsletter and has had his work on Vettius Valens published in the FAA Journal.

I was a commercial fisherman for 28 years retiring in 2002. In those 28 years as a fisherman I gained a Master Class 5 in navigation and skippered many fishing vessels up to 60 feet in length. I travelled as far east as the continental shelf some 20 miles from my home port of Iluka on the far north coast of NSW.

At age 19, learning the trade from traditional fishers, we had to steer the boat at night with the aid of the stars as there were no radar or color depth sounders let alone GPS. Our only aid was a magnetic compass. Most of the work was done at night, so familiarity with the night sky set the scene for what was to become my passion, Astronomy/Astrology. After 4 years learning the ropes I then travelled to Indonesia pursuing my other passion at that time, surfing which I have done for 35 years. (Mars in Pisces).

In 1978 I travelled to all the Islands up to Singapore. When I returned I started my land based fishing, using traditional methods which involved, among other things, fishing according to the lunar phases. Prawns and fish use different parts of the lunar phases to travel from the rivers to the ocean and vice versa. So after many years of observation of the lunar phases and the signs the moon was transiting I started to become interested in astrology. I travelled to the Himalayas in the 2000 where I walked 300 kms on foot to Tibet reaching 6,000 metres {21 thousand feet} in height and stood on the roof top of the world.

5,5oomts High in the Himalay

Again in October 2004 [pic] I made another assent to the top of the Himalayas, also traveling to Sikkim in north east India.

While on my travel's in the Himalayan mountains, I was asked on many occasions to do astrology charts for the the local Tibetan people, which also included monks from Mukitnath. On my last travels I had the aid of my pocket PC, which they all found astonishing. My other interests include music playing the guitar and I've written many songs about my adventures. Visiting museums and bush walking are other passions.