PSA's 4th Annual Weekend Conference

Portland School of Astrology's 4th annual weekend conference is here! This year PSA offers a total mind, body and spirit experience of Astrology with many great local and guest speakers including Gretchen Lawlor. For more information and ticketing information see below.

Astro Playground
4th Annual Weekend Conference
February 17th-20th, 2017

Embodiment . Creativity . Somatics . Experiential . Sensual . Tangible . Art . Music . Movement

KEYNOTE SPEAKER RHEA WOLF!
with other talented speakers

RENEE SILLS, VANESSA COUTO, DANNY LAMPTON, JENN ZAHRT, AMANDA BLIX, MELANIE GURLEY, JESSICA PAINTER, LAUREN SAGE BALIN, YVONNE CROTEAU, JAYSEN PAULSON HAWTHORNE, JEEVAN SINGH, ZYON GRAY, GRETCHEN LAWLOR AND CHRISTINE COOK

Our embodiment weekend is suitable for novice, beginners, intermediate and advanced! There's much to learn at each level! Bring a friend!

Classes Include:

Making Your Own Astro Zine!

Journey into Your Past Lives

Embodied Astrology of The Endocrine System 

Tarot-Astro Archetypal Experience

:: ShadowPlay ::

Colorful Immersion in the Predictive Patterns of Zodiacal Releasing

Astrologers As Activists Council

Embodying your Birth Chart 

Planetary Sound Healing

A Walk Through the Houses Art Journey

Zodiacal Yoga and the Elements

Celestial Calisthenics: Fixed Star Deep Dive

Writing Down the Moon

Enter the Way of SoulCollage(R)

*with*

Keynote Ritual 

Community Celebration with Astro Stations

Art Show

Live Music

 

http://portlandastrology.org/quarterly-term/astro-playground

 

Location: Most classes will take place at the Multnomah Friend's Meeting House at 4312 SE Stark St. Additional classes will take place at Harmony Yoga and Portland School of Astrology. Check portlandastrology.org for more details. 

NORWAC 2017 Scholarship

The Oregon Astrological Association is pleased to announce that we will be awarding $300 in financial need scholarships for the NORWAC 2017 conference! The intent of these scholarships is to provide our members with resources to further their astrological knowledge, gain access to the larger astrological community, and expand their professional skills. In order to be eligible to apply for a scholarship you must be an OAA member in good standing for the year 2017 when you submit your application.

To learn more and submit an application please click here

Why Your Membership Matters

The Oregon Astrological Association (OAA) is a membership organization whose mission is to promote astrology by bringing high-quality speakers and social events to our local astrological community.

Your $30 annual membership comes with many great benefits, including the following:

  • A savings of 1/3 of the cost of all Friday night lectures and Saturday workshops, so if you attend events regularly, your membership pays for itself quickly.
  • The ‘bring a friend discount’ which allows a friend that attends with you to enjoy the member price on Friday night lectures.
  • Free listing for your astrological business on the Astrologer Database on the OAA website.
  • Free promotion of your astrological event(s) in our monthly newsletter.
  • Two OAA member social events each year (December and June) to provide opportunities for astrologers to mingle and talk astrology.

What you may not know, however, is that your annual membership extends beyond the direct benefits that come with it. You are actually a partner in all the work that we do. We depend on annual memberships; they are what keeps this organization running. Your membership is what allows us to bring top-notch speakers to our events, maintain the OAA website, and all the other behind the scenes work. Although OAA’s all-volunteer board receives no compensation, we are obligated to pay our speakers for their time, and we pay to rent the space for our events as well. While we charge admission to many events, it does not always cover the entire cost of the event. Your membership dollars make up the difference and allow us to keep bringing interesting and informative speakers and social events to our vibrant local astrological community.

Even if you’re not sure whether you can attend any events, your membership is still important and valuable to OAA and the community in general. It ensures we can keep offering events which make space for our local community to learn more about astrology and support our local astrologers and their businesses. It is not an exaggeration to say that without our members, the OAA could not do the work that  it does. It’s a cliché, but it’s true: we couldn’t do this without you.

You can renew your membership at any OAA event (cash, check, or credit card), by mailing a check (PO Box 6771, Portland, OR, 97228), or through our website (credit card only):

If you have any questions about membership, please contact Tracy Thornton, our Membership Secretary and Treasurer, at oaamembership@gmail.com.

We would love to hear your ideas, suggestions, and feedback about OAA. Please send your thoughts to Lauren Balin, President, at balil52@hotmail.com, or any other board member. Board members’ contact information can be found here (scroll about halfway down the page).

Project Valens: Translating the Roots of Astrology

OAA Board Member Brandi Leve is assisting local area Portland School of Astrology teacher Andrea L. Gehrz on a translation project. Check the details!

So what is this all about?

We are inviting you to join us on the journey to complete an easily digestible, technically sound English translation of a 9 book anthology written over 2000 years ago by the Hellenistic Astrologer Vettius Valens.

Why do we need your support?

As you can imagine, translating 2000 year old ancient Greek texts is tricky business. Aside from the language skills necessary, it takes a knowledgeable astrologer to dive into the texts and bring out its original meaning and intent. But with your help, Moira Press can fund the translation of the Anthology, including the costs it takes to research, translate, publish, and market these works. It takes some serious resources to get these books into the public’s hands, and we’re offering you a first chance to read them by supporting this important mission.

Your contribution helps support the process in the following ways:

  • Allows for more dedicated time to sit down and work through the texts, in turn getting the material out to the public faster
  • Cover costs incurred around editing, publishing, legal, etc
  • A chance to bring these ancient teachings to life in the modern world, transmitted for the first time by an actual Astrologer. We know, it’s a big deal.

And if you pledge $5 or more you’ll get access to behind the scenes materials and special early releases of the Anthology each month and original custom made rewards such as: pins, totes, journals, T-Shirts.

Support the project via Patreon!

Letter from the President

I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself as your newly elected president. I'm Lauren Sage Balin and I practice Evolutionary Astrology here in Portland as well as teach classes at the Portland School of Astrology.  Astrology is not only my profession it's also my passion and my mission, so I'm very excited to be a part of this organization and its tradition of bringing relevant and affordable astrology from many points of view into our lives on a regular basis.  As you can see on the website we have an exceptional line-up of astrologers and events scheduled for this year. Everything changes as the saying goes and along with a new presidency we also have a new location.  As much as we enjoyed the previous location over the years, there were changes in their policies that led to our decision to move. We are now at the Society of Friends on Stark and 44th, a place I hear OAA was at many years ago. They have since remodeled and are very welcoming and we think it's going to be a good fit.   I'm looking forward to seeing old friends and new members as we embark on another memorable year of community and astrology!

OAA Election Results

Elections at the OAA have wrapped for the upcoming 2015-2016 Season! The results are as follows: 

  • President, Lauren Balin (26 votes)
     
  • Vice President, Gary Lorentzen (26 votes)
     
  • Secretary:  Julia Lynne (25 votes, 1 abstention)
     
  • Treasurer/Membership Secretary:  Tracy Thornton (25 votes, 1 abstention)
     
  • Social Coordinator:  Deb Tramposh (24 votes, 2 abstentions)

 

Congratulations to the winners and THANK YOU for voting and continuing to support the Oregon Astrological Association!