June 30 – Secondary Progressions: The Soul’s Unfolding with April Elliott Kent

April Elliot Kent


April Elliott Kent

Secondary Progressions: The Soul’s Unfolding

In-person event at Cooperative Extension 4145 Branch Center Rd, Sacramento, CA 95827

Sunday, June 30, 2024, 1-4:30 pm

Your natal chart is like an illustration on a seed packet, showing the ravishing flower you could potentially become. But just as harsh weather or poor cultivation affect a garden, planetary transits track the external forces that impact your development. To reach your full potential requires that you respond to these forces with creativity and heart. Secondary progressions trace the inner journey of your soul’s unfolding toward your potential and offer guidance for handling the toughest transits.
April Elliott Kent is a professional astrologer and author living in San Diego, California. She is the author of Astrological Transits (Fair Winds Press, 2015), The Essential Guide to Practical Astrology (Alpha/Penguin 2011), and Star Guide to Weddings (Llewellyn 2008). Her astrological writing has also appeared in The Mountain Astrologer and Dell Horoscope magazines and in Llewellyn’s Sun Sign, Moon Sign, and Sabbats annuals. A popular lecturer, April served on the faculty of UAC 2012 and 2018, SOTA 2016, ISAR 2016, Beyond the Borders 2020, and Making of the One Thing 2018 (New Zealand). April is past president of the San Diego Astrological Society and served on the AFAN Steering Committee, and is a member of ISAR, NCGR, AFAN, and OPA. Her website is www.bigskyastrology.com. Social Media Links: Facebook: bigskyastrology Instagram: @bigskyastrologyapril


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Secondary Progressions: the Soul’s Unfolding

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March 24 – Gemini Brett: Eclipses Workshop + Night Sky Training


Gemini Brett

“The Way of the Dragon” Eclipses Workshop plus  Potluck and Night Sky Training

In-person event at Cooperative Extension 4145 Branch Center Rd, Sacramento, CA 95827

Sunday, March 24, 2024
Workshop: 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Night Sky Training: 7:15 pm

The Way of the Dragon – Eclipse and Eclipse Cycle Workshop with Gemini Brett
Discover new light in the shadow of eclipses and eclipse cycles. Tune into the mysteries of the prenatal eclipse and prenatal syzygy and learn how those power point alignments of Sun, Moon, and Earth are stimulated through Metonic Cycle and Saros Series reactivations. Investigate the power of eclipse paths and deepen your understanding of the Lunar Nodes, Black Moon Lilith, and Nodal Returns and Reversals through live chart examples. All aboard for a magical mystery tour with the Dragons who consume the Sun and Moon. 
The workshop will be from 3- 6 pm followed by eating and visiting time (BYO dinner or something to share), and at approx. 7:15 pm Brett will conduct the “Night Sky Training” session, weather permitting.
Night Sky Training with Gemini Brett
Our night sky session will begin with the Full Moon rising at Sunset. As Sun sinks deeper into the sixth house and the stars come out to play, we’ll spend some time with evening star Mercury who (clouds allowing) will be at absolute maximum visibility. (more…)

July 22 – Linda Kaye, Preparing for the Eclipses


Linda Kaye

Preparing for the Eclipses

Sunday, July 22, 2018
1 pm – 3:30 pm


Eclipses are historically known as transformational and often intense periods, both individually and collectively. On the personal level, Eclipses act in a particularly potent manner that can initiate rebirth, and regeneration or reorient one’s life.  In this interactive presentation, Linda Kaye will review your chart and help you navigate the upcoming Eclipses occurring on July 27 (Lunar) and Aug 11 (Solar).

A Master Astrologer with more than 25 years of experience, Linda Kaye holds a B.A. in Astrological Arts and Sciences from Kepler College in Seattle. She teaches workshops and classes and leads seasonal events timed to planetary happenings, while maintaining a busy Northern California-based astrological practice where she conducts client sessions in person, by phone and through Skype. www.lindakayeastrology.com.


September 24 – Georgia Stathis: Antiscia – Solstice Points


Lecture and Workshop Event

Georgia Stathis

September 24, 2017

Antiscia, Prenatal eclipses, Eclipses & other ‘unseen’ things in the chart.

Lecture : 10 a.m – 12 noon

Workshop: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Antiscia are the mirror images on either side of either the Fall Equinox (00º) or Summer Solstice (00 Cancer) in your chart. They must add up to 30 degrees. For example, if someone has their Sun at 20º Scorpio, their Antiscia (also termed Solstice Point) for the Sun is 10º Aquarius. The sign of Scorpio is closer to 00º Libra rather than 00º Cancer, thus we use that point for measurement. When something like Mars crosses 10º Aquarius in this case, then it is like Mars traveling over your Sun at 20º Scorpio. It is hidden but still may have the same impact. This is information that can be very useful for planning or timing.

Another hidden thing in the chart is the placement of the pre-natal eclipse. Where that is placed is important for unraveling where we are blocked or fearful and where we have an opportunity to break through ‘the sheath of the earth’ as Robert Jansky once wrote. Eclipses are about shadows and unraveling those shadows and breaking through to light.

Usually we can see what is happening in charts with such things as transits, secondary progressions and one of my favorites, solar arcs, but these other pieces can sometimes mean the difference between insight pushing the client to shift or leaving the session with an implied hunger – and not being able to identify it. The Antiscia, placements of the pre-natal eclipses, and where the eclipses are occurring in their charts open the doors to another way of seeing things

  • The morning lecture will cover the explanation of these points.

  • In the afternoon workshop we will lean how to apply Antiscia – Solstice Points to a chart – yours or someone else’s.

Pre-register online by September 21 and send in your birth information (date, time and location) to Georgia and she will bring your Antiscia and natal charts with the pre-natal eclipses in them for you to use during the workshop. Registering early for this event is crucial in order to receive this special chart. However, you can still learn a great deal by coming at the last minute as well. These points can also be found in Solar Fire.


July 2012: April Elliott Kent – Eclipse Cycles


Eclipse Cycles in the Natal Chart

Sunday, July 29, 2012

1:00 – 3:00 PM


Eclipses are often used in mundane astrology, but their 19-year cycles also offer rich insights into the natal chart. As eclipses move through the houses of the natal chart and aspect natal planets, they describe where you’re currently most interesting — where you are confronting developmental crisis. Which natal patterns currently demand your attention and willingness to change? When have you confronted similar challenges in the past — and how might you handle them more effectively in the present? Join astrologer and author April Elliott Kent for an exploration of natal eclipse cycles, an overview of 2012’s eclipses, and thoughts about what they’ll mean for you.


  • A brief explanation of the Saros and Metonic eclipse cycles
  • Interpretations of eclipses in natal houses and in aspect to natal planets
  • A demonstration of how to use these cycles to identify and understand crucial turning points in your own life.

April Elliot Kent

April Elliott Kent


April Elliott Kent has been a professional astrologer since 1990. She is the author of The Essential Guide to Practical Astrology (Alpha/Penguin 2011) and Star Guide to Weddings (Llewellyn 2008). April’s astrology articles have also appeared in The Mountain Astrologer and Dell Horoscope magazines, in Llewellyn’s Moon Sign and Sun Sign books, and online at MoonCircles, Beliefnet, and AOL Horoscopes. A graduate of San Diego State University with a degree in Communication, April is a member of ISAR and the San Diego Astrological Society. She makes her home in San Diego, California. Website: www.bigskyastrology.com.




Pre-registration price: $20 NCGR members, $25 non-members – available thru July 22.
Price at the door: $25 NCGR members, $30 non-members

Let us know if you’re joining us for dinner afterwards with April and her husband at California Pizza Kitchen at The Fountains, Roseville Parkway & Galleria Blvd.


Preregistration is important for this event, as space is limited.

  • Preregistration with prepayment must be received one week prior to the event (by July 22). After that, only the pay at the door price is available, space permitting. Contact us at [email protected] for updates on seats available. You may also pay by check made out to NCGR-Sacramento Area. Mail to 2351 Sunset Blvd., Suite 170-404, Rocklin, CA 95765. Your check must be received no later than Saturday, July 21.
  • Details on dinner with April afterwards TBA.

Refund Policy for Lectures/Workshops

  • There will be NO CASH REFUNDS offered for workshop or lecture preregistrations
  • If the leadership team is advised at least 24 hours prior to the event that a registrant will not be able to attend the event, the registrant will be offered the choice of transferring the payment to one of these options:
    (a) a future NCGR Sacramento Area event; OR,
    (b) membership in NCGR Sacramento Area
  • Please notify us at [email protected] if you will be unable to attend. The email stamp will be used to determine the time of notification. If you are unable to notify us by email, please call (916)276-1858.



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