Upcoming Events

Upcoming NCGR Philly Events

Upcoming NCGR Philly Events Schedule: We hold regular meetings and workshops that are open to both members and the public. In addition, we host activities specifically designed for astrology professionals and people new to astrology. Check back often, because we frequently update the schedule. We also recommend that you sign up for our newsletter to stay current on our upcoming NCGR Philly events. The sign up form is located on right sidebar.

Unless we state otherwise, all events are held at The Community Center at GIANT, 315 N. York Rd, Willow Grove, PA 19090. Our Sunday general meetings begin at 1:30 pm with doors open at 1:00. Then, we invite you to join us afterwards and keep the conversation going at one of Willow Grove’s local eateries.

There is ample free parking. The meeting location is four blocks from the Willow Grove train station on SEPTA’s regional rail Warminster line.

Pre-registration is recommended. Send your check made out to “NCGR” to our Treasurer, Olivia H Stoner, 2112 Walnut St., 2nd Fl, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4873. Our schedule of general meetings is below.

Sunday, Sept 22nd — Alison Graham

The Dirge of Orcus: An Astrological Song from a Distant Planet

Orcus_GeminiIn 2006, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) at a meeting in Prague, made a determination that stirred up the general public.  At the meeting, the classification of what was considered a planet was debated.  Just over one year earlier, a new object in the solar system had been located that was further away from Pluto, but also larger than Pluto.  This was the discovery of Eris.  As a result of the meeting, Pluto was downgraded in the astronomical community from “planet” status to “minor planet” status, and specifically to that of a “dwarf planet.”  Eris was subsequently given this classification.
Since this IAU reclassification, many more objects in the solar system have been discovered and have been specifically classified by astronomers.  You may have heard their names in recent years – Haumea, Makemake, Quaoar, Sedna, etc… and then there’s Orcus.
You may not have been aware of Orcus, but he’s been out there, since before the dawn of human history, observing in the darkness, and silent.  Finally, and in our time, that silence has been broken.
Orcus has a song, a dirge… quiet and slow.  In the 21st century, that song has just become loud enough for Orcus to enter the scene.  This lecture is about Orcus – the anti-Pluto, the supposed dwarf planet, and why it matters to astrologers.  Much time will also be devoted to Orcus in the signs and its aspects to planets through the ages and what those aspects mean.  And this lecture will pose perhaps one of the most important questions in astrology today – with all these new objects being discovered in the sky, what should be done?
The Dirge of Orcus can finally be heard.  Will you listen?

Bio: Alison D. Graham, M.A. has been attending the Philadelphia NCGR meetings since fall 2017, and is the new Vice President of the chapter.  Due to her growing interest in astrology (and especially mundane astrology), she enrolled in Chris Brennan’s Hellenistic Astrology online course, which she is currently studying.  That being said, as a professional historian (B.A. History, West Chester University and M.A. Central and Eastern European Studies, La Salle University), Alison focuses on patterns and connections between astrological movements and the history of the world (as above, so below).  In her free time, while doing other academic work, she has spent over a year studying Orcus, the subject of this lecture. 

Location: The Community Center at GIANT, 315 N York Rd, Willow Grove, PA 19090
Time: Our meetings begin at 1:30 pm with doors open at 1:00 pm
Admission: $10 members, $15 non-members

Pre-registration is recommended. To pre-register:

Mail your check made out to “NCGR” to:
Olivia H Stoner
2112 Walnut St., 2nd Fl
Philadelphia, PA 19103-4873

Or click our links which take you to our PayPal link.

Upcoming Lectures

Oct 26th – Sheri Horn Hasan – Psychology & Astrology: Perfect Together: Chart Delineation from the Psychological Point of View

Nov 24th – Vernon Robinson – Echoes Thru Time: The Astrology Chart of the First Slave Ship, The White Lion in the US





Click below to check out our neighbors

• Astrological Society of Princeton – aspnj.org

• Cosmic Astrology – cosmicastrology.org

• NCGR Northern New Jersey Chapter – jcslevin [at] verizon.net