Saturday, January 14, 2023 – 1pm MT*
This is a special 3-hour workshop

Getting Results from Your Solar Returns

featuring Melanie Joy

Solar returns have been used as a forecasting technique in Western astrology for over 1200 years, and they can provide so much information about your astrological year (from one birthday to the next). However, many astrologers are still not employing this predictive technique in an appropriate way or to its fullest capabilities. Using real life client examples, Astrologer Melanie Joy will share her fine-tuned methods for getting your solar return predictions bang-on. She’ll also impart some advice on revolutions from astrological giant Morin de Villefranche.

Melanie Joy has been studying astrology for nearly 20 years and seeing clients for over 12 years. She’s a certified graduate and teacher through the Canadian Astrological Association for Education (CAAE), a former CAAE board member, has a Diploma in Horary Astrology from the School of Traditional Astrology, and has lectured across Canada and the U.S. for organizations such as Kepler College (2021), ISAR (2022), AFAN (2022), NCGR (2016), Astrology Niagara (2020), Astrology Toronto (2013, 2021) and the Canadian Astrology Conference (2021).

Her approach to astrology is a blend of modern Western techniques, traditional techniques, and a heavy dose of 17th century astrology based on the methods of Jean Baptiste Morin de Villefranche. She also believes strongly in chart rectification and puts a lot of time (and heart) into her clients to ensure their birth times are bang on.

A former college writing teacher, career advice writer, communications specialist and singer-songwriter, Melanie hold a Master’s degree in Professional Writing and Communications. Her latest astrological adventure is founding and leading a local astrology group in southern Ontario, Canada—Astrology Niagara.

Friday, February 10, 2023 – 7pm MT

Chiron’s Continuum: LSD, The Hobbit and the Future of the Planet

featuring Ryan Dexter

In 1977, Chiron the healer – a new planetary archetype – is given fresh articulation.  A 51 year healing journey is always unique. Even the second time.

Born during the Calgary stampede, Ryan Dexter began his traditional, archetypal and psychological astrology education in Edmonton and is currently working toward certification from the Jeffrey Wolf Green school of evolutionary astrology. An initiate of the disciplines of psychology and philosophy, Ryan is an artist-psychonaut and meditater. 

Friday, March 10, 2023 – 6:30pm MT

Using Astrology to Time Surgical Procedures

featuring Kathryn Silverton

After a brief overview of the rulership of body parts according to planets and zodiacal signs, we will look at numerous examples of how elective surgeries were timed. Techniques include secondary progressions, solar arcs, new moons and transits. As we strive for the best of all possible options, we recognize that this is planet earth where very little is perfect.

Kathryn Silverton holds a master’s degree in psychology and is professionally certified by the American Federation of Astrologers. (AFA) She has been in practice for close to four decades and consults with clients throughout the globe. She teaches intermediate to advanced levels of astrology, including the math of casting charts, to prepare students for their professional certification. She is President of The Metropolitan Atlanta Astrological Society and serves on the board of directors of the AFA.

Friday, April 21, 2023 – 7pm MT (online)

Astrological Remediation

featuring Jane Sloan

Much of our study in astrology is in interpreting the natal chart to discover where the gifts and challenges will play out in the native’s life. It is easy to encourage the aspects of ourselves that relate to our talents, gifts and natural tendencies, but what can we do for the areas of struggle or where we experience limitations and hardship? In this workshop we will explore various ways to strengthen the weak muscles in the chart and support challenging transits that come to stay for extended periods of time. I will share with you useful, practical and easy tools – through food, herbs, gems and ritual to gain new strength and open areas of consciousness and connection with all aspects of ourselves.

Jane Sloan is an astrologer, nutritionist and energy worker who has been integrating various healing modalities for over 20 years, adding astrology to her resources the past 8 years. Her client work has naturally gravitated to working with the emotional and psychological patterns that affect health and wellness.  Jane serves on the board for Astrology Toronto.

Friday, May 12, 2023 – 6:30pm MT (online)

Pluto in Aquarius: Idealism and the Masses

featuring Wendy Guy

Pluto goes into Aquarius in March 2023 and spends almost 20 years there before finally going into Pisces in 2044. What happened when Pluto was there in the past? And now, after spending some 15 years in corporate Capricorn since 2008, what might we expect from Pluto in eccentric, idealistic Aquarius? In this lecture we’ll look at patterns, themes and cycles that are likely to unfold over the next 2 decades.

Like any good card-carrying Gemini rising, Wendy Guy has juggled many hats over the 50+ years since she first fell in love with astrology: astrological counselor, teacher, mentor, writer, lecturer and webmaster. She has been a long-time lecturer for Astrology Toronto, the SOTA Astrology Conference, and the 2019 Canadian Astrology Conference. 

Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4, 2023*
This is a special two-day workshop (in-person and online)

Glimpsing your Daemon

featuring Sam Reynolds

You’re not traveling your path alone. According to multiple ancient traditions, you have an inner guide or incarnated tutelary spirit as a companion to help you fulfill your potential and achieve more of your soul’s growth: your daemon. Over millennia, astrology has offered various methods for determining how to get in touch with your daemon, along with some cautions. During this workshop, Reynolds will trace out the various thoughts and conceptions of the Daemon in astrology’s history and guide attendees toward encountering their daemon as inspired by their charts, dreams, and visions.

Samuel F. Reynolds, a former skeptic, had a life-changing visit to an astrologer and has since spent nearly 30 years doing charts and studying astrology. Now Samuel consults and teaches astrology full-time. He serves as president of the board of directors for the International Academy of Astrology, and has written horoscopes for several print and online publications, like Ebony, New York Magazine, and

Friday, September 8, 2023 – 7pm MT (online)

Venus Retrograde Retrospectives

There’s a Venus retrograde in Leo from July-September 2023. What sorts of Venusian things happened to you during this time? Join us for an open discussion about how you experienced this transit. Bring your best Venus Rx stories to share with your fellow EAS members!

Friday, October 13, 2023 – 7pm MT (online)

A Million Points of Light: An Introduction to Astrological Magic

featuring Rhyan Butler

Astrological magic is undergoing a surge in popularity online with many seeking to understand and embrace this more hands-on method of engaging with astrology. Still, confusion and uncertainty abound in this field as it mixes with the more secretive and personal world of occult practice. In this lecture, we’ll explore the origins and worldview of astrological magic, talk about how magical practices enhance our ability to maneuver and negotiate with astrology, as well as steps to take to get involved at any level of interest and comfort.

Ryhan Butler is a practicing astrologer based in the Dallas area. He has studied classical astrological techniques with an emphasis on the medieval era since 2009 and has lectured locally and as a part of national conferences working to spread the techniques of medieval astrology to those who would otherwise not encounter them or may not immediately see their value. Ryhan has served on the board of a local astrological group, the Astrological Society of North Texas, from 2016-2018 and also served on the international Association for Astrological Networking from 2014-2018. Visit his website at

Friday, November 10, 2023 – 7:00pm MT (online)

From Wound to Heart Through Chiron

featuring Adam Gainsburg

In this comprehensive and applicable introduction to the asteroid Chiron (#2060), Adam will cover the basic astronomy and mythology of Chiron, and discuss the intrinsic relationship between Chiron and the Moon. Then he will delve into the 4-stage map he formed and counsels from with his clients, based in a uniquely Chironic Wholeness. From the Sacred Wound through the Broken-Open Heart experience, we Make Our Medicine. When our Medicine becomes embodied, our Medicine Walk becomes the expression of our Soul and represents a transcendent or other worldly wisdom. 

Note: the EAS will be hosting its annual general meeting and election at the start of this meeting.

Adam Gainsburg is a leading astrologer on the Mars and Venus Cycles and their Phases, the Lunar Nodes, Chiron and Pluto. He formulated Sky Astrology to bring back into our post-postmodern world the wisdom vitality of a living, breathing universe into western practice. He is a co-founder of the Sky Astrology Conferences, maintains an active client practice and guest lectures for chapters and conferences. He was nominated for a Lifetime Achievement Award in Theory & Understanding at the 2018 United Astrology Conference. Visit him at or

Friday, December 8, 2023 – 6pm MT (in-person)

Annual Christmas Party

Join the Edmonton Astrological Society for an informal, friendly Christmas celebration. We will meet at the Derrick Golf & Winter Club in Edmonton (3500-119 Street NW) in their private dining room. Everyone is responsible for their own food/drinks.

If you would like to participate in our gift exchange, please bring a small wrapped gift (no more than $20 value). Come chat astrology and celebrate the holidays with us!

Event Info

Our regular EAS lectures are held on the second Friday of the month and are all online. EAS members will be emailed a Zoom link two days prior to each meeting.

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The EAS also meets once a month in person, in Edmonton. These are casual, informal meetings (not a formal lecture) where everyone can bring their astrology questions and topics for a roundtable discussion with fellow members.

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