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Astrology Toronto AGM ~ Call for nominations


 The date of the next Astrology Toronto Annual General Meeting is June 24, 2017 starting at 1:30 p.m., location to be determined.

NOTE: You must be a paid-up member to attend this event. 
If you do not know your current membership status, contact our membership secretary Melina Crane.

Please RSVP if you plan on attending.

When the location has been chosen, those who RSVP will be contacted with the location information. You will receive a reminder of this meeting closer to the date.

Election Notice and Call for Nominations

The Astrology Toronto Bylaws specify in article 10 that:

Elections for vacant positions on the executive committee of Astrology Toronto Inc. shall be held annually, typically at the AGM, as required.

The following positions will be open for election.

·       President

·       Vice-President

·       Treasurer

·       Secretary

·       Members-At-Large

If Nominating by Email

Nominations must be seconded to be valid, and the person nominated must validate that in fact, they want to run for the position.

Thus; for an email nomination to be valid, there are three emails required:

·       One from the person making the nomination

·       One from the person seconding the nomination

·       One from the person being nominated

Of course, all the persons involved in a nomination must be paid-up members.

Nominations will also be accepted from the floor of the meeting.

If you are interested in serving on the executive committee, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us.

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Celebrate International Astrology Day

International Astrology Day Is Coming Soon!

International Astrology Day is an annual celebration of the beginning (first day) of the astrological year. It is the first full day of the astrological sign of Aries and thus marks the beginning of the tropical Zodiac. This year, Astrology Toronto is celebrating it on:

Saturday, March 18, 2017

From 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., we’ll be facilitating members of the Toronto community to give Free Mini-Readings at Artisans at Work, 2071 Danforth Avenue.

Tell all your friends this is their chance to learn something more about astrology and themselves. For free. We’re hoping for an excellent turnout.

Readers Wanted!

Giving mini-readings is a great opportunity to explore with others our great love: astrology. If you’re a pro, it can get you clients.

At our last event yesterday, some people signed up to read. But we need more people. If you are available and interested, please indicate when you could be available when we’ll be doing readings by emailing me at

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Joanne McDonough ~ Venus through her Looking Glass

Venus Through Her Looking Glass

When you look in the mirror, what do you see?  Does the outer image reflect your core values, tastes and preferences or does a stranger return your gaze?  Take a walk through Venus’ looking glass and explore via myth, archetype and astrology how this planetary force shapes individual concepts of value, pleasure and desire in everyday life.

  • Explore the many expressions of Venus in a natal chart by sign, house placement and aspects formed.
  • Look at lovers and relationships through Venus’ lens of pleasure received and desire fulfilled.
  • Connect issues of worth and value to how money and personal resources are used.
  • Discover how different planets forming aspects to natal Venus refine and influence this ‘personal’ planet’s expression.
  • Delve into Venus’ shadow and see the areas of life where envy and disillusionment may be experienced.

Integrate Venus into your life and see a beautiful and complete individual reflected in your looking glass.

joanne-mcdonoughJoanne is originally from New York City and currently lives in Toronto. Merlin, her magical fur companion walks by her side along the shores of Lake Ontario almost every day. Together they wonder at the meeting of earth with water and sky. Sadly, no dragons have yet to be seen.

Joanne’s interest in astrology began over 40 years ago and grew along with a conventional career in health care and education. She raised a family while completing an AD in Nursing, a BA in History and Anthropology and a MA in Public Administration. She supports the larger astrological community through her membership in Astrology Toronto, CAAE, NCGR, and ISAR. Her goal is to spread the news – astrology is a valuable guide to an understood life.  Find her at:

Saturday April 8th 2017 @ 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm

The Centering Space, 59 Cambridge Avenue, near Broadview and Danforth. Details and map The Centering Space

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Mutual Reception ~ Alan Annand

Mutual reception, a powerful planetary combination in a chart, often goes unrecognized without due interpretation. And yet 43% of us have a mutual reception by sign among the visible planets. Aside from 57 combinations for mutual reception among seven planets, there are actually 66 ways for 12 house lords to “exchange” houses.  

alan-annandIn traditional astrology, reception occurs in five different forms: via sign, exaltation, triplicity, term, and face. The first two are considered major forms of reception, the other three minor.

Classical authors all agree that reception by sign is the most powerful form of reception. And when the term mutual reception is used, it invariably means two planets occupying each other’s sign, eg, when Mercury occupies Aquarius and Saturn is in Gemini.

But to what result? Many modern astrologers have no idea. Some say planets in mutual reception act as if conjoined. So if it’s Mercury and Saturn, they say the native is deeply studious, mathematical, a weighty thinker, a realist or a pessimist, an historian or antiquarian, a philosopher or scientific researcher.

In practical interpretation, however, planets in mutual reception do much more than merge generic attributes. Mutual reception ultimately connects the specific significations of the two houses owned and occupied.

This lecture will define the various forms of reception but focus on mutual reception by sign. In addition, it will provide a few simple guidelines on how to analyse mutual receptions in a chart – whether natal, horary or electional – to reveal aspects of the chart previously ignored.


Alan Annand

A former tutor for the British Faculty of Astrological Studies, Alan is also a graduate of the American College of Vedic Astrology. His New Age Noir mystery series features an astrologer hero whom Steven Forrest has dubbed “Sherlock Holmes with a horoscope.” His book MUTUAL RECEPTION is available as both ebook and paperback from Amazon, or digitally from Apple, Barnes&Noble, etc. You can contact him via his website:


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