Speaking Schedule

2018

Thursday, February 1, 2018—5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For the North Palm Beach Library
303 Anchorage Drive
North Palm Beach, FL 33408

“Shakespeare’s Lovers and Ladies–Are Men Really from Mars and Women from Venus?”

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Priscilla Costello looks at Shakespeare’s treatment of love and lovers in some of his comedies and tragedies.

Sunday, February 25, 2018—3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

At the Theosophical Society
831 SE 9th Street (in Palm Plaza, U.S.1 & SE 10th Street)
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

“Can Astrology Further Your Spiritual Evolution?”

Astrology is a psychological model, a predictive tool, and an elegant and ordered system that affirms the meaning and purpose of life. As part of the Universal Wisdom teachings, how might it encourage your spiritual unfolding and the fulfillment of your destiny?

Directions: take I-95 to the SW10th Street exit and go 2 miles east. When you reach Fed. Hwy (US I), the plaza will be on your left. Make a left turn on US I, and then the first U-turn. The venue is almost next to the Yoga Center.

At The United Astrology Conference (UAC 2018) (May 24-29, 2018)
Downtown Chicago Marriott Hotel, 540 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611

TWO TALKS

Friday, May 25, 2018: 9:00-10:15 am

“Making The Most of Minor Aspects”

Over centuries, minor aspects have been added to the basic Ptolemaic set of conjunction, opposition, square, trine, and sextile. Modern astrologers now use semi-sextiles and quincunxes. What do these and other minor aspects (5ths, 7ths, 9ths, 11ths) mean, both symbolically and practically? Theory (numerology and harmonics) and charts of famous people will help you understand and use them in your charts.

Monday, May 28, 2018: 9-10:15 A.M.

“Will The Real Neptune Please Stand Up?”

As a Neptunian, are you fated to suffer from confusion and delusion? Is that all there is to Neptune? What about artistic abilities, special sensitivities, and psychic and spiritual gifts? Let’s focus on the positive Neptune and consider some helpful and protective practices for coping with Neptunian sensitivities. How can we best use our imagination and intuition? How can we best manage its manifestations on the physical, emotional, and mental levels?

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2017

Jan. 15, 2017: on “Shakespeare…and Astrology?” from 3 – 4:30 pm at The Theosophical Society

831 SE 9th Street (in Palm Plaza, U.S.1 & SE 10th Street)

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Directions: take I-95 to the SW10th Street exit and go 2 miles east. When you reach Fed. Hwy (US I), the plaza will be on your left. Make a left turn on US I, and then the first U-turn. The venue is almost next to the Yoga Center.

Jan. 19, 2017: on “Shakespeare…and Astrology?” 1 p.m. at the North Palm Beach Library,

303 Anchorage Drive

North Palm Beach, FL 33408

(see www.village-npb.org/604/Authors-and-Speakers)

April 8, 2017:  on “Eclipses: Your Personal Journey” from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for the Annapolis NCGR, Annapolis, Maryland

October 10, 2017—7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

For the Northern Illinois (Chicago) NCGR

Des Plaines Elks Lodge

495 Lee Street, Des Plaines, IL 60016

Astrology…And Shakespeare?

Yes! The world’s greatest playwright undoubtedly used astrological symbolism to create his timeless works. Since the Elizabethan worldview included the spheres of the planets, it’s no surprise that his plays are filled with references to the Sun, Moon stars, planets, eclipses, etc. Individual plays are even “keyed” to specific signs and their planetary rulers. For proof, we’ll look especially at “Romeo and Juliet”, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, and “Macbeth”.

October 15, 2017: 8:30-9:15 a.m.

At the Shakespeare Oxford Society Conference, October 12-15, 2017

At Loyola’s Corboy Law Center,25 E. Pearson St., Chicago, IL 60611.

Shake-Speare’s Education And Evidence Of Western (Spiritual) Philosophy In The Plays

How much evidence is there of the influence of Classical writers in the plays? Can this be accounted for by the typical grammar-school education of the time?   What ideas and attitudes in the plays could only have been learned through an education available to a noble?   Evidence of classical philosophy (especially Pythagorean, Platonic, and Neo-Platonic ideas) becomes a determining factor in establishing authorship.

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2016

Saturday, March 19th, 2016:  NCGR chapter of Fort Lauderdale, Florida: full-day seminar on “”Are You a Neptunian and Don’t Know It?”” from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Nova Southeastern University, Carl de Santis Business Building,

3301 College Ave., Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL

For info contact Mimi Alonso, President at mysticmimi@gmail.com

Or see www.AstrologyFla.com

Saturday, April 9, 2016: NCGR chapter of Annapolis, Maryland from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on “”Are You a Neptunian and Don’t Know It?””

Country Inn and Suites, on Defense Highway/Rt450

For info contact Lynn Koiner at koiner@starpower.net

Saturday, April 16th, 2016: NCGR chapter of Boston, MA from 12:30—-4:30 p.m. on “”Will the Real Neptune Please Stand Up?””  at the Beech Street Center, Belmont, MA

For info contact Joyce Levine at joyce@joycelevine.com

Saturday, May 14, 2016:  Astrology Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on “”Astrology in the Renaissance””

At The Centering Space (near Broadview and Danforth)

For info, see www.astrologytoronto.com

Monday, May 16th, 2016:  Spirituality in Health-care Network in Toronto, Canada from 7 – 9 p.m. on “”Is Our Health Truly Written in the Stars’?””

Friends House

60 Lowther Avenue

Toronto, ON M5R 1C6

For info, see www.spiritualityinhealthcare.net

June 9, 2016: talk and book signing at Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London, England   (The talk was filmed and is available on YouTube.)

Monday, June 13, 2016: “Shakespeare and Astrology” for The Astrological Lodge of Great Britain in London, England

Saturday, Oct. 15th, 2016:  On “”Shakespeare and Astrology?  How Shakespeare Used Astrological Symbolism to Create Characters”” for the Shakespeare Authorship Roundtable in Beverly Hills, CA at the Beverly Hills Library

444 N. Rexford Ave., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

For info, see www.shakespeareauthorship.org

November 2, 2016: on “Shakespeare and Astrology: how Shakespeare Used Astrological Symbolism to Create Characters” for the Shakespeare Society at Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts

Nov. 3, 2016: on “Shakespeare and Spiritual Philosophy (especially Neo-Platonism)” for the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship conference, Boston, Massachusetts

(in 2015 and 2014 I was busy finishing my latest book, “Shakespeare and the Stars: the Hidden Astrological Keys to Understanding the World’s Greatest Playwright”! for information see shakespeareandthestars.com)

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2013

March 18, 2013:  Fort Lauderdale chapter of the National Council for Geocosmic Research: “Playing the Hand that Pluto Has Dealt” and “The Pluto-Uranus Square in Solar Return Charts”

August 1, 2013:  Talk presented at The Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, Ontario, as part of The Forum,: “Astrology and Shakespeare: The Secret Key to The Merchant of Venice

October 17, 2013:  “Shakespeare and Astrology”, Shakespeare Fellowship conference,  Toronto, Canada

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2012

March 17, 2012:  Workshop for the Fort Lauderdale NCGR group on “Prediction: Putting it All Together”

May, 2012: 2  Talks at the United Astrology Conference (UAC) in New Orleans, Louisiana:  “Playing the Hand that Pluto Has Dealt” and “Astrology and Shakespeare”

August 29, 2012:  “Introduction to Astrology: What it Can Do For You” at Lilydale community in Lilydale, New York

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2011

Jan. 15, 2011:  Seminar for the Fort Lauderdale NCGR chapter: “Current Trends (Uranus Square Pluto)”

March 15, 2011:  Talk at Changing Times Bookstore in West Palm Beach, Florida on “An Introduction to Astrology and Current Trends”

April 12, 2011:  Talk at Luxe Books & Gifts in West Palm Beach, Florida “An Introduction to Astrology”

July 22. 2011:  Talk at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival on “Shakespeare and Astrology (with special reference to ‘Romeo and Juliet’)”