Past Meetings 2020-2021


Sunday, September 27, 2020: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm 


Dr. Marianne Johnson

Title:   Chart Patterns and Final Dispositors will

A useful first step in chart interpretation is to look at the gestalt or pattern formed by the planets in the zodiac.  We will learn the six main chart patterns (bundle, bowl, bucket, see-saw, locomotive and splash) and what each pattern suggests about the personality, conscious and unconscious.

A useful later step in chart interpretation is to determine whether the chart has a “bottom line” signified by a planet that is a final dispositor.  This planet is in its sign of rulership and disposes all the other planets.  If time permits variations, such as a chart disposited by two planets in mutual reception, will also be discussed.

Recommended:  Please bring your birth charts!  People with a bundle (planets within 120 degrees), bowl (planets within 180 degrees) or bucket (all but one planet within 180 degrees) chart shapes willing to have their chart used for demonstration will be greatly appreciated.


Dr. Marianne Johnson is a psychologist in private practice.  She has long-standing interests in Jungian psychology (including training at the Jung Institute in Kusnacht, Switzerland) and in astrology.  Formative influences on her approach to astrology are Jeffrey Wolfe Green’s Evolutionary Astrology and Tibetan Buddhism reincarnation.






Sunday, October 25, 2020, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Presenter:            Susan Van Koughnet

Title:  Let’s Talk Numbers

Susan Van Koughnet is a self-taught Numerologist.  This workshop will provide definitions of the major numerology terms.  You will be guided to develop your own basic numerology chart analysis from your birth name and birth date. Therefore, have paper, pen and calculator ready. The focus of the workshop will be to understand your own heart/soul, personality numbers and how they contribute towards your Destiny and Birth numbers. By using sample and volunteer charts, Susan will demonstrate how to interpret one’s chart.  Also, Susan will explain other numerology definitions that can be derived from looking at a chart and understanding Alpha characters.


Susan Van Koughnet, has been a lifetime student of Numerology, Tarot, Astrology, healing arts and whatever else is unworldly, mysterious, unknown; even ET’s.  She has been a mediation student at Aromansse, which is a meditation center specializing in Monroe Institute meditations and workshops.  Susan believes in expanding one’s consciousness by studying, exploring, practicing a variety of Occults and Spiritual subjects.  She has traveled to numerous countries to experience and explore other belief systems.





Sunday, November 29, 2020, 1:00 pm-4:00pm

Presenter:            Malcolm Wall


Malcolm Wall is a writer, poet, speaker and self-described astrology enthusiast who lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His career has been the front lines of child welfare as well as having spent many years as a foster parent to high needs children. He has worked in the fields of addictions, mental health and crisis intervention. Wear Red, his first book of poetry was published in 2017. He has two adult children.




December          2020

Annual Social Get-together?

 Location: TBA




Sunday, January 31, 2021, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Presenter:         VERONIKA ELIASOVA

Veronika’s drive to understand the complexities of the human psyche and the context within which each human being is born, shaped, and ultimately called upon to undertake the hero’s journey has led her to the study of psychology, sociology, astrology, past lives, and everything spiritual and obscure. Her readings in astrology always take her deeper down the rabbit hole and yield a wealth of information that shed light upon the enigma of the self and signal the way to personal transformation and unfoldment.




YOUR TRUE “MERCURIAL” NATURE:  Are you a Mercury morning or evening star?*

In this workshop, we will look more closely at one of our personal planets, Mercury.  We will discuss the archetypal energies represented by it and add another layer to our understanding of our “Mercurial” nature by looking at its cyclical relationship to the Sun. 

Most of us are aware of how the “flavour” of this personal planet changes with each zodiac sign, but did you know its expression further changes depending on where in its cycle with the Sun it was located at the time of your birth?   

Bring your natal chart and be prepared for a more intimate understanding of the workings of your mind. 








Sunday, February 28, 2021, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Presenter:            ROSITHA JEANSON


Healing is a central theme in any astrological study. Diving into the various healing therapies & how they blend with astrological dynamics is a fascinating part of any astrological research. In this workshop, you will learn about the history of Flower Essences, what the 38 Bach essences are & take a deep dive into their essential nature. Drawing on the work of Debbie Sellwood, you will learn how each different essence applies to the 12 Zodiac signs.





Rositha has been a Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist for the past 17 years & is currently on the board of the Reflexology Association of Canada Manitoba Chapter. She is also a Licensed Canadian Reflexology Teacher for foot reflexology for the past 9 years. She is also certified or has taken training in the following disciplines:

–Foot & Hand Reflexology and lymph drainage reflexology    –Ear & Face Reflexology and Cranio-Sacral Reflexology            –Thai Foot Massage and Indian Head Massage

— Cranio-Sacral Therapy

— Bowen Therapy and Body Talk

— Aura-Soma Colour Therapy

— Thai Hot Stem Massage

— Rejuvenating Face Massage

–Ayurvedic Foot Massage

–Pranic Healing

–Foot Reading


Rositha is a Reiki Master & is currently in training for TOUCH FOR HEALTH (kinesiology).

She has recently completed a 6-hour course on Saint Germain Essences from Brazil in addition to her training (3rd level) as a Flower Essence Practitioner from the Bach Centre. She did a week-long workshop in Victoria with Sabina of the Pacific Essences & has studied with Celine from the Canadian Forest Tree Essences. Her own personal passion has always been working with Flower and Tree Essences.



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Sunday, March 28, 2021, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Presenter:           HEATHER KOLISNYK

 TOPIC:        Integrated Energy Therapy

Integrated Energy Therapy® is an energy therapy modality that works with the Angels to release suppressed pain of the past by integrating it with the joy of the present moment.  This healing modality increases your access to your spiritual gifts, hones your ability to manifest, and moves you forward on your spiritual path.  Learn more about this healing modality and explore your intuitive gifts through the IET process of heart linking with an angel.  Angels have been assigned to the signs of the zodiac and you will have an opportunity to heart link with an Angel of your choosing to expand your intuitive understanding of the signs.  Your ability to connect with an angel may surprise you!  


BIO:Bio: Heather Kolisnyk is an accomplished Holy Fire ® III / Usui and Karuna Reiki Master with over 20 years of experience in teaching and providing reiki services to clients. She is certified in regression therapy (Hypnotherapy and Deep Memory Process), sound healing, Pranic Therapy, Tibetan meditation practices, and Huna Kane. She is a powerful intuitive energy therapy practitioner that uses her gifts with a kind and gentle heart and the wisdom of experience. She integrates a diverse array of energy-based skills into her teachings and treatments to create unique one-on-one treatments and workshops that are exhilarating and empowering for all those on the path toward healing, well-being, and self-discovery. Get more information on the services Heather offers at or contact Heather at [email protected]



Sunday, April 25, 2021, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm



MBTI and Astrology: Friends or Foes?

Exploring the need to relate different systems together.

In a quest for understanding ourselves and others, there are many avenues we can take.  MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) is a tool used by many as one of these paths.  There is a tendency to want to connect systems such as MBTI to astrology, that somehow if all the different self-awareness tools fit together, it makes them more valid.  The danger in trying to connect them is a misunderstanding of what the techniques bring to our awareness. 
In this workshop, we will explore MBTI and the four elements as a way to connect with the patterns in your life. To get the most out of this session you will need to know your MBTI type and have your natal chart as well. 
If you don’t know your MBTI type you can use this free assessment:
Also if you would like to volunteer your MBTI type and the elements of the 10 planets of your charts as part of the discussion, please send that information to Shelly at:

Presenter:            Shelly Chlan       

Shelly Chlan is an avid student of astrology, interested in how astrology can inform, guide, and teach us about ourselves and our place in this cosmic world.  She is an instructor of accounting, organizational behaviour, and workplace diversity.  A mother of two young children, her astrology studies often happen in stolen hours spent at Starbucks.







Sunday, May 16, 2021, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm


TOPIC:  Electing your Dance with Life through the Lunar Rhythm

A recent scientific study, “Moonstruck sleep”, reported an association between sleep patterns and lunar phases, indicating how we may be susceptible to lunar phases. In this workshop, we will get to know the void of course (VOC) moon, and bring it into consideration as a starting point of electional astrology. We will also consider recent and future new moon positions in the houses for the area of heightened sensitivity in our lives. Lastly, we will discuss suggested applications of lunar phases for intention-setting, finance, and planting. The VOC moon period, as well as new moons in Winnipeg CST time, can be found on Julie’s website: Feel free to explore the periods before the May workshop for discussion.

Presenter:            Julie C.


Julie has long been exploring astrology for the understanding of the natal self and the evolution through circumstances/transits in life. Professionally, Julie applies her analytical expertise to study biological questions pertaining to health. Driven by her extensive background in analytical science, an ongoing project of hers involves statistical testing of astrological hypotheses. Her eventual goal lies in enhancing the personalized well-being of body, mind, and soul.




JUNE 12 & 13, 2021






Location:    ONLINE          

Guest Astrologer:         TRACY QUINLAN

The Richness of Lunar Phases

In this workshop, we’ll take a look at the 8 lunar phases and how they impact the energetics of the natal chart. You’ll see how the natal lunar phase affects the flavor of the whole chart and is a key component to personality, potentially shifting the thrust of the Sun and Moon signs involved and their dynamic manifestation. We will also talk about the lessons of each phase, and how they impact the direction of life path. We will also dive into progressed moon phases and learn how to work with them. We’ll work with each other’s charts in an experiential manner to be able to put these ideas into practice. As a bonus, this is an eclipse weekend so we will do some work with the energy of the eclipse using sound tools- and to honor the Gemini signature of the lunation, a writing exercise.



Tracy Quinlan Bio:

Tracy is a lifelong student of people and culture. She has always been entranced by what astrology provides in understanding self, purpose, and social and cultural cycles. Tracy’s first career as a hairstylist allowed her to dialogue with people and learn astrology through real-life analysis of events and personal characteristics. In the middle of that 25+ year career, she completed a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Psychology. She is now a full-time Astrologer, former president of the Edmonton Astrological Society, lead coordinator of the 2019 Canadian Astrological Conference, horoscope writer for the Llewellyn Astrological calendar. Tracy has worked on the AFAN steering committee, is certified by OPA, and wrote the 2019/20 forecast column for OPA magazine. She is currently studying sound healing to add to her astrology practice.


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