2017 Open Speaker Application

The San Francisco Astrological Society is accepting lecture submissions for our 2017 calendar.  Send us your ideas!  Or if you know of someone you would like to speak for us, please encourage them to apply!  We look forward to receiving a diversity of applications as our dynamic organization moves into our 25th year! Please apply here no later than September 20, 2016.

Sept  29   7:30 pm

Christopher Renstrom

Trash Astrology

Popular Astrology (the most famous example being “sun sign” astrology) is often regarded as a flagrant pandering to the masses. Yet its appearance in Almanacs and dream interpretation manuals are responsible for the introduction of Astrology into America and its overall acceptance. This lecture traces the rise of popular Astrology from The Book of Knowledge (a pre-Revolutionary war occult periodical) to civil war publications to Evangeline Adams’s astrology booklets to Sydney Omarr, Carroll Righter, and concludes with the spectacular success of Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs (still in print today). The point of this lecture is to show that “trash” astrology is more than a necessary evil; it’s the reason why Astrology is still around.

Christopher Renstrom  is the creator of  Rulingplanets.com, a subscription-based interactive Astrology website adapted from his bestselling book Ruling Planets published by HarperCollins in 2002.  Christopher also writes the daily horoscopes for The San Francisco Chronicle and  SFGate.com. He created and wrote the horoscope column for ALLURE magazine from 1991 through 2009.  Now the exclusive astrologer for Patti Stanger (the Millionaire Matchmaker) his weekly forecasts appear on Sheknows.com.  Christopher was voted Best Astrologer by Utah’s City Weekly in 2012 and 2013. He also lectures around the country on the history of Astrology in America.

Find  Christopher Renstrom  at:    Rulingplanets.com


We so hope you will be able to join us! 

Meetings start promptly at  7:30 pm  in the Audre Lorde Room on 2nd Floor
Location: The Women’s Building, 3543 18th St, SF 94110 @ Valencia

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