Are you interested in talking and learning about astrology or want to share your astrological wisdom? Join us! We welcome dedicated, astrologically minded individuals to help build our new local NCGR Chapter here in Santa Fe.


The National Council for Geocosmic Research, Inc., (NCGR) is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the standards of astrological education and research. Along with its U.S. membership it includes a growing number of international members and sponsors 30+ local Chapters in 20 U.S. states and 4 countries. Its Special Interest Groups (SIGs) foster dialog on various astrological specialties and its online education and educational conference bring astrologers from around the world together to grow and to learn together. Our sister organization, NCGR-PAA, allows students to leverage their astrological education into professional certification. We welcome new members - click here and join us today!

We meet the 1st Tuesday of each month from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The first 30 minutes are available as a  beginners workshop. In order to join the chapter you must be a member of NCGR, however you are welcome to come join us for a meeting to see if this if this is for you. If you would like more information please contact one of our officers:

For more information please contact:


Michael Bartlett 505-690-3860

Vice President:

Daniel Fiverson 505-930-2748

Cy GAVIN  "Aubade II Spittal Pond" 2016  courtesy the Whitney Museum

Autumnal Equinox 2018 Finding Balance In Turbulent Times

There is a voice inside of you

that whispers all day long,

'I feel that this is right for me,

I know that this is wrong.'

No teacher, preacher, parent, friend

or wise man can decide

what's right for you - just listen to

the voice that speaks inside.

--Shel Silverstein

The Autumnal Equinox occurs as the Sun enters the tropical sign of Libra on September 22nd in the northern hemisphere, and September 23rd, 2018 in southern hemisphere. Venus, the Goddess of Sensuality, Desire, and Relationship, rules Libra as her outer yang expression.  Libra is about balance... finding balance between the anima and animus within ourselves, and in the world. Finding the balance between ourselves and others in the world. Wherever Libra resides in the natal chart, the nature of 7th House, and of Venus, the Goddess herself, correlates to where we pull others into our lives, and to where we are drawn together with others as well. In the 7th house and Libra we project our core essential needs for survival, defined by Venus working through her Yin inner expression in zodiacal Taurus and the 2nd House. Those necessities and priorities emotionally generate the magnetic frequencies that become our energetic matrix of attraction or repulsion. Venus magnetic nature exerts the pull that we call the law of attraction drawing in people and circumstances, hopes, dreams, fears and obsessions.


At this equinox, Venus is transiting Scorpio. Relationships and outer world circumstances can create powerful currents of direct emotional experiences that  take us to the edge. Venus is in a full phase opposition to Uranus retrograde in Taurus. Compromise is elusive as opposing and compelling forces collide like tectonic plates. A tight facilitating trine is formed to Grandmother Moon and spiritualizing Neptune, both in Neptune's native, sometimes unfathomable, watery realm of Pisces. Sensitivity and receptivity are heightened. Dreams might be more vivid. Emotions run deep. We feel the need to merge with something undefinable that is much greater than ourselves. Idealism drives the pursuit of our essential needs. We seek not just meaning, but ultimate meaning and ultimate Truth.  The old paradigm is dying as we collectively  dream a new one.


Venus is approaching her 40-day retrograde cycle, from October 5th to November 16th, spanning most of the Fall season. As the Goddess reverses her path, and travels inwards, and downwards through Scorpio she will provide ample time and opportunity to examine the nature and quality of our relationships, but also how we are evolving through those relationships. There will also be necessary focus on where our priorities lie, how we have expressed and acted upon them, and how well they have served us.


At the equinox, Mercury has just emerged from the “heart of the Sun”, less than 2 degrees from Sol, fully resonant with the need to express and self-actualize the saturation of solar vitality. Mercury embodies our personal narrative...

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Daniel Fiverson is an Evolutionary Astrologer trained in the Jeffrey Wolf Green School of Evolutionary Astrology. A student of Astrology, I Ching, and Tarot since the conjunction of Uranus and Pluto in the 1960’s, Daniel's work embraces mythology, practical Qabala, archetypal astrology, and astronomy.

You can hear Daniel speak about Evolutionary Astrology regularly on Moonwise with Merrylin Leblanc, KSFR-FM Santa Fe Public Radio. Past broadcasts are available at and YouTube. You can reach Daniel at 505-930-2748 or

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