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Pre-Conference Workshop

Friday — March 27

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

David Cochrane, MA and Fei Cochrane, BSE
Introduction to Vibrational Astrology

Learn the basics of Vibrational Astrology: harmonic charts, midpoints, and isotraps. We will learn natal, compatibility, and forecasting with VA. If you bring a laptop computer with astrology software installed to the conference, bring it to the workshop (fully charged because there are limited electrical outlets) and you can bring up the information for your chart to see what VA reveals about you. David will use examples of planetary configurations in the birth charts of attendees to demonstrate how the interpretation is done. If you are new to Vibrational Astrology we highly recommend attending this pre-conference workshop so you can follow the ideas presented in the conference. People who are more experienced with VA can also find this workshop informative and helpful, and users of the Kepler and Sirius software will also benefit by seeing how the information is accessed in these programs.



Conference Opening

Friday — March 27

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

David Cochrane, MA
Keynote address: A New Astrology for a New Decade

David will share a humorous account of his journey in astrology, and his encounters with legends of astrology like Dane Rudhyar, Marc Edmund Jones, Charles Jayne, Zip Dobyns, and Neil Michelsen. David had only a brief meeting of a few minutes with some of these influential astrologers and others were lifelong friends. We will learn about the ups and downs, and the sorrows and joys, of one astrologer’s journey to determine what astrology is, how it works, and how seemingly unrelated events led him to Vibrational Astrology. This is a light and entertaining presentation that also includes some important life lessons and lessons about the nature of astrology.


Saturday — March 28

9:00 - 10:15 AM

Gisele Terry, MFT
Astrological Markers for Mental and Emotional Illness     Part 1

Gisele conducted a very thorough analysis of the birth charts of 912 people who have Bipolar Disorder and she found consistent planetary configurations in these charts. The planetary configurations that she found are consistent with Vibrational Astrology theory and they build upon her earlier research of the birth charts of her clients who have Bipolar Disorder and other emotional and mental disabilities. The new research identifies 6 planetary configurations that combine together to make a person susceptible to Bipolar Disorder. Gisele will explain what these 6 planetary configurations are and how they contribute to a tendency to have Bipolar Disorder. She will also describe how she made these discoveries.


11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Bill Meridian
Predicting Financial Trends with Vibrational Astrology

A very detailed and extensive research analysis of changes in market prices using Vibrational Astrology reveals that there are consistent planetary configurations that predict price changes with much better than random probability. This lecture provides compelling evidence that astrology really does work and can be used in practical ways to assist in making financial decisions. The research methodology that is employed involves validating ideas on new data and not just fitting theories to existing data. This is a huge step forward for financial astrology.


12:15 - 1:45 PM

Lunch Break


1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Clarissa Dolphin, PAC
The Moon’s Nodes in Vibrational Astrology

The Moon’s Nodes have not played a major role in Vibrational Astrology for many years. However, the latest research has made great progress in understanding how we can use the Moon’s Nodes in Vibrational Astrology. Many of the ideas about the Moon’s Nodes in Evolutionary Astrology and Vedic Astrology are confirmed but with new additional insights and also new insights into the Draconic Zodiac, which is a zodiac based on the Moon’s North Node as a starting point.


3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

David Cochrane, MA
New Insights into Marriage Compatibility

Michel and Francoise Gauquelin collected the birth data of 20,916 married couples from hospital records, so all of the times are recorded birth times. All of these married couples have at least one child and all of them were born in France. This database of birth data of married couples is a gold mine for answering questions like this: What is the synastry between two birth charts that inclines these people to get married? By analyzing the birth data to find consistent themes in the birth chart using new research features in the Sirius software to find these patterns, David has discovered very consistent Vibrational Astrology patterns. This research advanced our understanding of what brings people together to get married to a new level. The research reveals new planetary configurations formed by the two birth charts that make sense theoretically but had not been noticed before.


7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Formal Evening Banquet
Sharing with Friends

Periodically throughout the evening you are invited to come up to the front, take the microphone and share something with the rest of us. Perhaps it is a personal story, a poem, or anything else. Let’s open our hearts and get to know one another a bit more. This will be fun! I am sure there will be a few surprises!

Relax and enjoy an evening of good food and fun. This is a formal event so please dress up. No flip flops, shorts, tank tops, or jogging attire allowed.


Sunday — March 29

9:00 - 10:15 AM

Gisele Terry, MFT
Astrological Markers for Mental and Emotional Illness     Part 2

In this lecture we learn more details about each of the planetary configurations that contribute to Bipolar Disorder, how these astrological components of Bipolar Disorder combine together, and how much each astrological component contributes to the likelihood of having Bipolar Disorder. This research is one of the most thorough and comprehensive research studies ever conducted in astrology and after many hundreds of hours of intensive research, a very compelling model has been built to identify the astrological indicators of Bipolar Disorder and how a therapist can use this information to target appropriate therapies for the client.


11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Fei Cochrane, BSE, TACC
Minor Planets and Asteroids in Vibrational Astrology

By studying “Super Ceres People”, “Super Chiron people” and other people who have the Sun or Moon conjunct a minor planet or asteroid, we can see that these Super Minor Planet People have consistent themes in their lives that express the qualities of the planets. By not cherry picking the data, we are more certain that what we have discovered really works, and we are able to apply these ideas in our consultations with confidence. Some of our findings confirm popular ideas but some of the findings give a new twist to our understanding of Ceres, Chiron, and other celestial bodies. This opens another door to refining our understanding of the astrology chart.


12:15 - 1:45 PM

Lunch Break


1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Clarissa Dolphin, PAC
The Meaning of the Elusive Quincunx in VA

The quincunx aspect is often interpreted as an aspect that is awkward and where the two planets tend to work in a way that needs adjusting and often can result in illness or other problems. The exact manner in which the quincunx operates is somewhat elusive and has been difficult for many astrologers, including Vibrational Astrologers, to clearly articulate. A thorough research study followed by applying these ideas in consultations has shed new light on how the quincunx operates in our lives and how we interpret the quincunx aspect in both the natal chart and in harmonic charts.


3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

David Cochrane, MA
Vibrational Astrology Interactive Experience

David will enter the birth data of attendees and show a midpoint structure or a harmonic chart of the attendee and explain how it is interpreted. This will not be a reading or consultation but rather a demonstration of how Vibrational Astrologers look at birth charts and interpret them. You will learn about how Vibrational Astrologers interpret the meaning of the planets and the way that planets combine in aspects and midpoint structures. By experiencing how a Vibrational Astrologer does this, you can see in a concrete and realistic way how the ideas are used in actual consultations.


Sunday evening, for those who are staying until Monday, free time to meet each other, go out for dinner, etc.



Fun Day

Monday — March 30

If you would like to stay an extra day for some fun, relaxation, more learning and sharing, join us! We can accommodate 50 people so let us know if you would like to join us on Monday and the first 50 people to respond are welcome. We will be driving to some places in the Gainesville area so you will need to have a car or arrange with other attendees to car pool with them. There is no charge for Monday’s activities. Here are the plans for Monday:

9:30 AM - 12:00 M

Informal Gathering
We meet at the Avalon School.

It’s about a 15-minute drive from the conference hotel. There is a classroom and David will answer questions in an informal gathering to explore anything that you are interested in Vibrational Astrology. David’s computer is connected to a large TV so you can see him pull up information in the Sirius software, etc. This is a relaxed and informal gathering where we can discuss anything that you like.


12:00 - 2:00 PM

Lunch and time to meet with one another.


2:00 - 5:00 PM

Gainesville Tour
Blue Springs & Temple of the Universe

If it is not raining we will visit some Springs like Blue Springs which are about a half hour drive north of Gainesville. On the way back we will stop at Temple of the Universe. David lived next to the Temple of the Universe from 1972 to 1981.


6:00 - 9:00 PM

Dinner & Time to Share

We will meet at David and Fei’s house for pot luck dinner and more time to share.



Mini Consultations
by Certified VA Astrologers   |   Avalon Graduates

During the 45-minute morning and afternoon and afternoon breaks you can schedule a 15-minute miniconsultation with a graduate of the 2½ year program in VA at the Avalon School of Astorlogy. Fee is $15 per session. Longer consultations at other times can also be scheduled.