Sunday, Jan 07, 2018   2:30 – 7 PM

Rio Olesky 

Komilla Sutton 

Donna Stellhorn 

2018: The Year Ahead

What is ahead for us in 2018? Saturn has entered Capricorn, Uranus will poke its head into Taurus and then withdraw, and Jupiter skims through Scorpio and into Sagittarius. We’re talking exciting changes.

We’re going to look at how these slower moving planets transiting into new territory will affect the personal planets in your chart. We’ll talk about the blueprint you have for success in your natal configuration and how, by using the energy correctly, you can get a boost towards your goals in 2018.

Alongside Rio, who will focus on the Western traditions, Komilla will be focusing from the Vedic traditions on Mars Ketu (south node) and Nodes creating Kal Sarpa where they hem in the planets, and Donna will be talking about the energy of the Chinese Year of the Earth Dog. The Earth Dog, which only comes around every 60 years, is the most vigilant, purposeful and wise of the five dogs and he’s a survivor. This energy will give us insight in how to prosper in 2018.

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Rio Olesky,  I have a BA degree from UC Berkeley and an MA from SF State. I have studied astrology since 1967, and been a professional astrologer, taught beginning astrology at Santa Rosa Junior College, and taught a weekly drop in class in astrology for intermediate and advanced students since 1976. I have written two books: Astrology and Consciousness and A Manual for the Modern Mystic and co-created a teaching tool called The AstroReader. I am a practitioner of Kriya yoga, am married, have 5 children and 7 grandchildren. I also play didgeridoo.

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Komilla Sutton  is the co-founder & Chair of the British Association for Vedic Astrology. She is one of the pioneers of Vedic Astrology in the West. Her life work is to make this ancient knowledge more accessible and build bridges between the East and West.  She is an internationally renowned consultant, teacher and lecturer since 1995.  Her Academy teaches a three year online study program plus advance courses. She has lead trips to India since 1999. From 2013 she is sponsoring annual Vedic Astrology Conferences with the aim to promote a new generation of Jyotish Masters and encourage their interaction with seasoned Masters of Jyotish knowledge.  

Komilla has authored 5 books:  Nakshatra: Stars beyond the Zodiac,  Personal Panchanga,  The Essentials of Vedic Astrology,  Lunar Nodes- Crisis and Redemption,  Vedic Love Signs and Vedic Astrology

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Donna Stellhorn  is an Astrologer and Feng Shui Expert with more than 20 years’ experience. She has written 12 books, including  Feng Shui Form  and the best-selling booklet  Sage and Smudge: Secrets of Clearing Your Personal Space.  Her annual Chinese Astrology series, which includes  Chinese Astrology 2018 Year of the Earth Dog, is the third best-selling Chinese Astrology series in the World. Donna has given talks at the Women of Wisdom conference in Seattle and the prestigious Build Boston Architectural Conference. In 2018 she will be speaking at the United Astrology Conference in Chicago.

Little known fact about Donna: She has done stand-up comedy on stages in California and Arizona and actually got a few laughs. Donna currently lives in Orange County, California with her standard poodle Giles.

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We so hope you will be able to join us! 

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

This is a special event with a special cost, but becoming a member will save money throughout the year.

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Our regular meetings cost:  $10 for members  and  $15 for non-members.

$2 discounts off meeting fees for:

  • Students with a student ID card
  • Senior citizens (age 65+),
  • People experiencing their Uranus Return (born 1930 or earlier) with membership get in for free!

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SF Department of Parking 
Mission/Bartlett Garage,
3255 21st Street (between Valencia and Mission).
16th St/Hoff Garage,
16th & Hoff (just above 16th St Bart).
Street parking is available, both metered and non-metered.
Caution: Between the hours of 4pm & 6pm on weekdays, there is a tow-away zone on Eighteenth Street (opposite the Building).

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