I’ll Follow the Sun: Using Solar Cycles for Greater Happiness

How did you find your way to astrology? Most likely, you followed the Sun. The characteristics of our Sun Signs offered most of us our toehold onto astrology’s rich and varied path. As we travel further along that road, it’s fashionable to distance ourselves from the Sun – or rather, from the misconception that Sun Signs are all astrology has to offer. But turning our backs on the Sun may be hazardous to our spiritual vitality and happiness, in the same way being deprived of sunlight saps our physical energy.

In this lecture and workshop, we’ll explore how the transiting Sun’s diurnal and annual pilgrimages through your chart regulates the tempo of your days and years as reassuringly as the seasons themselves. We’ll also look at some examples of how the Progressed Sun’s much less frequent entry into a new sign or house can signal truly life-changing transitions, and what we can learn from our Solar Return!


April Elliott Kent has studied astrology since 1973 and has practiced professionally since 1990. She is author of three books: Astrological Transits (Fair Winds Press 2015), The Essential Guide to Practical Astrology (Alpha/Penguin 2011) and Star Guide to Weddings (Llewellyn Worldwide 2008). A popular lecturer, she’s served on the faculty of UAC, ISAR, and SOTA conferences. April also served as president of the San Diego Astrological Society, on the board of NCGR San Diego, and as a member of the AFAN Steering Committee. Learn more about April at her website: and on her weekly Big Sky Astrology Podcast.


Saturday, February 18, 2023

Zoom Open: 11:30 am

Part 1: 12:00 pm. Please plan on arriving before 11:45 am.

(One 15 minute break midway)

Lunch: 2:15 – 2:45 pm.

Part 2: 2:45 until 6:00 pm (approximately).

(One 15 minute break midway)


NOTE: In order to follow the advice on limiting in-person events in order to contain the COVID-19 virus, this meeting will be held online via ZOOM.

Registration: Pay first online. We will open registration when the previous event is completed, about one month before the event

NOTE: We are limited to only 100 participants. Please secure your spot asap.

After successful registration, you will see an email confirmation. Closer to the event, you will be provided with the link to access to event.
You will need a computer, tablet or smartphone and an internet connection.


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Essential Guide to Practical Astrology: Everything from zodiac signs to prediction, made easy and entertaining
Astrological Transits: The Beginner’s Guide to Using Planetary Cycles to Plan and Predict Your Day, Week, Year (or Destiny)
Star Guide to Weddings: Your Horoscope for Living Happily Ever After

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