Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Samuel Reynolds and Alex Trenoweth's Back to School Webinar

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Thursday, 13 August 2015

Me and my mad schedule

One of the things on my extensive to do list this summer was to try to maintain this blog a bit better. But what can I say--except that I am happily productive on quite a few projects.  And so this blog entry is rather like a crossed off "to-do" list. "It's all under control now, poppets," (as my new buddy Madame Arcati might say). Whilst my "teacher's brain" was being given a brief rest (haven't ended an academic year so refreshed since I started teaching), I was tying up a lot of loose ends and unfinished business along with preparing FIVE conference lectures as well as producing a few lecture trailers. It's rather phenomenal how many cool things gravitate towards one's way when there's so much more fun stuff going on. So I will try to summarise with appropriate shout outs to all the right folks.

I FINALLY passed the final paper for the Faculty of Astrological Studies. You can read my account of my FAS adventure here. Immediately upon learning I had passed the FAS diploma, I became a member of the APAI , thus gaining two sets of initials behind my name: DFAstrolS and MAPAI.   That's right. . .I am now Alex Trenoweth MA (CAA), MAPAI, DFAstrolS. I have no intention of letting you forget it. From 21-28 August, I will be a room monitor for the FAS Summer School. Exciting times.

With the FAS done and dusted, I also promptly signed up to Deb Houlding's Horary course starting from 28 August. This is an eagerly awaited learning opportunity I had denied myself until I finished with the FAS.

The Club of 27 Reunion went without a hitch. Starting with an interview session at The Hawley Arms on the anniversary of Amy Winehouse's death and ending with dinner at Sarastro's, we finally got around to inducting Amy into the Club of 27 astrology site. Just to remind you, the ASTROLOGERS were the first to coin the term "Club of 27". The Wikipedia entry came about six months later.

I've been a a guest on Radar Radio a few times this summer. How awesome is that? It's always nice to be welcomed by non-astrologers and to be given the opportunity to share what I've been up to. I've also been a guest on the Jupiter Rising Show with fellow astrologer Eileen Grimes. The archived recording can be found here.

I'll be speaking at the Astrological Association's Conference on 13 September. The lecture trailer is here. And speaking of the Astrological Association, the divine Victor Olliver has done a beautiful job with the Journal--even having the wisdom to feature moi in the June/July issue. Victor is unbelievably sexy and honey tongued. For featuring me again in the August/September issue, he tried to oblige me to mention other attributes as well but as I have a reputation to maintain. . . To subscribe to the Journal, go here.

The big news is that I'm returning to SOTA in Buffalo where I'll be delivering a workshop on midpoints. From SOTA, I'll be travelling to see family then to see my buddy Madam Zolanga in Chicago. From there, I'm taking a slow "author's train" across the northern part of the USA to Seattle where I'll be stopping in to see a few astrologers. No trip to the US would be complete without seeing my buddy Tim.  And the REALLY big news is that I'll be visiting South Africa for the Astrology Restored Conference 6-11 November in Cape Town. My heavy duty academic-y article on astrology and the renaissance can be found here. At some point, I need to finish off my research paper for the American Federation of Astrologers. . .but it's coming on.

This all on top of aforementioned journeys to Australia at the end of this year and a return to India in early 2016! Of course around all this excitement is another term at an all boys' school--and the school has been both wise and generous in working around my travelling schedule. This time I'll be teaching GSCE astrophysics--can't wait to blow up stuff and blame the kids!

So I'm happily occupied, still writing 'scopes for the Ethical Hedonist and otherwise very much enjoying my first summer that hasn't ended in complete exhaustion. Who would have thought the benefits of supply teaching would outweigh the benefits of a permanent contract?

As always, I'm still pushing "Growing Pains" (contact me directly for a better deal than Amazon), always have room for astrology pupils and have a little room for clients until the end of the summer. Leave a direct message below. . . or contact me via www.alextrenoweth.com

Julia Child: Right Again

Yeah so butter IS good for you. And probably a lot better than the tub of chemicals that is franken-butter, margarine.

Julia Child (yes her chart is still active though she isn't), has Jupiter approaching her natal Mercury in Virgo. If that weren't enough, our girl is due to have transit Saturn in opposition to her natal Saturn in a few months' time. So it's time we listened to her.

To celebrate Julia's impending birthday on the 15th August, here's a free little early Saturn in Sagittarius pressie just for you.

And if you're looking for a little Jupiter in Virgo action, well I have something for you too.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Happy Birthday Charlie Watts!

Shy but versatile Rolling Stones' drummer Charlie Watts was born this day in 1941. Charlie has Jupiter in Gemini ruled by Mercury in Cancer. Like Bob Dylan (who also had a long career in the Music business and features in "Growing Pains") Charlie has Saturn in ever enduring Taurus and  is one of the richest drummers in the world. 

What's your Jupiter-Saturn signature? Leave your birth date in the comments below (or PM me) and I'll tell you!

Buy the book to find out more about how your favourite celebrities capitalised on their learning styles and became successful people.

Questions about the teenagers in your life? Contact me at www.alextrenoweth.com

Monday, 1 June 2015

Happy Birthday Marilyn Monroe!!

Marilyn Monroe, who would have been 89 today, features in "Growing Pains". Lovely Marilyn had Jupiter in Aquarius (ruled by Uranus in Pisces) and Saturn in Scorpio (Pluto in Cancer). She learned best through experimenting (Jupiter in Aquarius) and made a career from being a sex symbol Saturn in Scorpio (ruled by Pluto in Cancer). 

What's your Jupiter-Saturn signature? Leave you birth date in the comments below (or PM me) and I'll tell you!

Buy "Growing Pains" to find out more about how your favourite celebrities capitalised on their learning styles to become successful people.

Do you have questions about the adolescents in your life? Contact me o www.alextrenoweth.com

Saturday, 30 May 2015


I've heard a lot of outrageous accusations against the maligned Mercury Retrograde. . .but this has to be the best.
Or it could be one hell of a Pluto to Venus transit!
On the serious side. . .

Marina Abramovic is a brilliant performance artist and she's coming to London!

No prizes for guessing who HAS to go see her exhibition. . .