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Upcoming Events

3-5 November, 2017

Weekend Workshop in Hong Kong

Join Darby in Hong Kong for a Friday evening lecture on the water houses followed by a weekend workshop on love and relationship.

10-12 November, 2017

Weekend Workshop in Tokyo

Join Darby in Tokyo for a Friday evening lecture followed by a weekend workshop. On Friday she'll speak on transiting Jupiter and Saturn. And the weekend workshop will focus on relationship. On Saturday, November 11, we will focus on the relationship between Sun and Mars on the chart, Moon, Venus and explore ways to connect masculine and feminine energy. On Sunday we will study relationships and partner energy using synastry and the composite chart. Please bring your charts.

The workshop host has translated two of my articles into Japanese, which you can read here.

Sunday 10 December, 2017

Saturn in Capricorn: A first look at the coming transit

On the 21st of December, Saturn will go into Capricorn. It will be there until the 18th of December 2020, with the exception of a few months at either end. In early 2020 it will conjoin Pluto in Capricorn. As always with strong Saturn placements we can say it will be a testing time, personally and collectively. But what sort of tests are we looking at? During this webinar we shall begin to explore ways of navigating this transit to understand how each of are part of reshaping the structures and systems of our emerging new world. We shall also look back at the 1989 transit, when Uranus and Neptune were in Capricorn, and at the generations who are experiencing their Saturn returns during this time.

MISPA webinar (online) - Mercury Internet School of Psychological Astrology
Time: 15:30 - 18:00 GMT

17 December, 2017

Live Webinar Panel Discussion: Saturn in Capricorn

Darby Costello WebinarDarby will join Frank Clifford and Kelly Surtees for a live online panel discussion of the transit of Saturn in Capricorn. Saturn enters Capricorn on December 21, 2017 and remains there through March 23, 2020. In the years to come Saturn will be joined by Jupiter and Pluto, emphasizing the significations of Capricorn.

After initial sessions with each of the three speakers, we will open into a discussion between the astrologers and attendees. Bring your questions, reservations and hopes about this transit, and we'll work together to give you ways of constructively and proactively engaging this energy, as well as think about themes that might emerge in the collective.

Astrology University
10:00 AM Pacific Time (convert to your time zone)

24-29 May, 2018

United Astrology Conference (UAC)

Darby will present two lectures at the next United Astrology Conference in 2018. UAC is a global gathering of attendees representing several of the main astrological organizations, so you won't want to miss it!

UAC 2018
Chicago, IL


Past Events

Saturday and Sunday, 15 - 16 October, 2016

The Synastry Weekend

During this weekend on Synastry we shall look at various methods of comparing charts. Our aim will be to use these techniques to help ourselves and others to navigate the often complex dynamics that are set in motion when we meet another person and then find ourselves in a relationship of one kind or another. We shall look at various examples of relationships, both romantic and non-romantic, and we shall explore what the inner and outer planets have to say about our lives with other people.

The Faculty of Astrological Studies
Time: 10a.m. - 5p.m. GMT each day

Saturday 29 October, 2016

The Astrological Moon

This day will focus on the natal Moon and its progressions.  First we shall consider the Moon as it describes the particular bond with our mothers in invancy and childhood.  Then we shall explore the progressed Moon's role as it circles our chart, reflecting our emotional and spiritual development throughout our lives.

The Scottish Astrological Association
Time: 10a.m. - 5p.m. GMT

Saturday 12 November, 2016

The Progressed Moon: Finding Our Way Home

The progressed Moon reveals access to one of the most powerful dimensions of our human existence, and yet it has often been considered as simply one of several factors in predicting and timing events. For those who live interior as well as exterior lives, the progressed Moon is a guide illuminating places of self-reflection and inner nourishment. To find these places we often have to go through emotions that take us back to our early home lives.  During this day, the nature of the progressed Moon, its cycle, placement, and relationship to transiting Saturn, will be discussed.

Oxford Astrology Group
Time: 10a.m. - 5p.m. GMT

Sunday 27 November, 2016

Astrology and Art: The Artist and the Birthchart

When you think of a great artist do you think of what might indicate artistry in their birthchart?  Do you imagine what might be common to their charts?  During this webinar we shall look at the charts and the work of artists from different times in the European tradition  to see if it's possible to find signatures of the artist's vocation.  And we shall also consider what might indicate our own capacities in practicing the Art of Astrology.

MISPA webinar (online) - Mercury Internet School of Psychological Astrology
Time: 15:30 - 18:00 GMT

Sunday 17 December, 2016

Navigating Uranus, Neptune and Pluto

A seminar with Darby Costello & Frank Clifford

What do the outer planets mean for us individually and collectively?  How do they manifest in our lives and in the world headlines?  Darby and Frank explore the transpersonal planets in this stimulating and interactive workshop.  Bring your charts.

Time: 10:30am to 4:45pm GMT
Location: Friends Meeting House, 173 Euston Square, London NW1 2BJ
£50 (£45 for current LSA students; included in Year 1's term fees).

Saturday 21 February, 2017

The 4th House: Hidden Stories

The fourth house has a mystery about it that is not often considered. It is deeply associated with the Moon, and with the sign Cancer, and it contains what we might call "the roots of our being." It is often associated with the beginning and end of life, and there is controversy around whether it describes our mother or our father in modern astrology. During this webinar we shall attempt to shed light into this house of hidden stories; this imum caeli, this mysterious "bottom of the sky."

Astrology University
Live Webinar - Bring your 4th House questions
Time: 9a.m. Pacific time (5p.m. GMT)

18 February, 2017

The Calling, Training and Practice of Sangomas in Relation to an Astrologer’s Vocation

In this talk Darby will present some of her experiences and research in her seven year research project, and illustrate and discuss the calling, training and practice of these healer/diviners in relation to her astrological vocation today.

Canterbury Christ Church University
Canterbury, Kent
Time: 6:15 - 7:45p.m. GMT

3-4 June, 2017

Venus and Mars: Ancient Archetypes Meet in the Virtual World

co-taught with Alexander von Schlieffen

As time goes by, the mythical figures that represent the astrological archetypes change according to the zeitgeist, but every archetype has something pure at its roots. In this workshop, Darby will take you on an historical journey to discover ancient versions of Venus and Mars and suggest ways in which we might refresh our relationship with their energies. Alexander will reveal some of the manifestations and aberrations that present themselves today when we are awakened to these archetypes in the virtual world.

LSA Student Conference, London
Time: 14:15 - 16:15p.m. GMT

1-2 July, 2017

Weekend Workshop in Hamburg, Germany

15 July, 2017

Live Webinar: The Eighth House

Darby Costello WebinarThe eighth house is called the house of death. But it is the house of death in life, rather than the end of life. When we have gone through an eighth house experience we often feel as though we have been initiated into a new life. We are taken to places we could not have imagined.

Both Mars and Pluto are associated with this Scorpionic house. And although we may fear entering the eighth house dimension, we can also have no experiences of intimacy with others without having died to certain aspects of ourselves first. During this webinar we shall attempt to shed light into this house of deep vulnerability.

Astrology University
9:00 AM Pacific Time (convert to your time zone)

18-25 August, 2017

Global Vision: Living in Interesting Times

co-taught with Cat Cox, Bernard Eccles, Rob Hand, Michael Lutin and Melanie Reinhart

This track is about using astrology to understand the current times – and to make the most of our unfolding future. This will include sessions on the three outer planet cycles of Uranus-Neptune, Uranus-Pluto and Neptune-Pluto, the meaning of eclipses, the Saturn-Chiron square, Uranus in Taurus, money and prosperity, identifying our strengths and finding our vocation, the current state of the world (the reverberations of Brexit, the US election), the effects of Pluto in the collective psyche, and tools for the individual in navigating the current times. We will also look at what happens when a planet is first discovered and how it emerges into collective consciousness.

Faculty of Astrological Studies
Oxford, UK

21 September 2017

Mars: How is Our Warrior Doing After Years of Uranus in Aries?

It seems as though our collective Mars has been awakened during the last few years with Uranus in Aries. Uranus speaks of disruption but also of liberation. Mars not only describes our raw survival instinct, it also describes our desire for excellence. Has our warrior, Mars, been operating with attention and rigor, or do we fly into rage or sink into depression when we don't get what we want? Are we more attentive to our survival instinct, our aggression, our will to excellence? With Uranus in its last degrees of Aries, we shall look at Mars, to see if it is fit and strong, and with a view to strengthening our ability to defend and protect ourselves and our cherished world.

Faculty of Astrological Studies Jupiter Group
London, UK