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:

Jason Holley


Daniel Fiverson


Lillian Turner

Our next meeting : Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Upcoming Events!

With Astrologer Shawn Nygaard

Friday Night Talk

August 9th, 2019


$10 NCGR Members

$15 Non-members

Saturn & Jupiter / Senex & Puer The Old Man and the Eternal Youth

Jupiter in Sagittarius and Saturn in Capricorn together in the sky draw out the timeless, archetypal figures of the Eternal Youth (Puer) and the Old Man, or Father Time (Senex). The Puer carries sky-high visions and longings that keep Eternity close at hand, in contrast with the Senex’s earthbound world of Time and mortality. Talk in today’s world is of building walls and restricting borders, and dystopias dominate many dreams of the future - hinting at the presence of this archetypal pair. Jupiter's move into Capricorn in December 2019 continues this dynamic, as does the abundance of planets in Capricorn in early 2020. This talk looks at Senex and Puer dynamics both in the natal chart and in life, and their relevance to this period of history. Includes numerous chart examples, and cultural and psychological references.

Saturday Workshop

August 10th, 2019

10am-4pm with 1.5 hour lunch break

$45 NCGR Members

$65 Non-members

Neptune's Immensities

During the Romantic Era, when Neptune was discovered, prominent art critic and writer John Ruskin noted, “The imagination is never governed. It is always the ruling and Divine power.” In this workshop we will explore the complexities, confusions, and other-worldly realities of Neptune, including the wide-ranging terrain of Romanticism, enchantment, the god Dionysus (god of theatre and wine), poetry, escapism, Eternity, illusion, and fantasy – all of which thrive via imagination. Includes film clips and chart examples. This workshop will also look at the difference between psychological Neptune and Spiritual Neptune.

Shawn Nygaard is an astrologer in Minneapolis, MN. He is a Tutor for MISPA (Mercury Internet School of Psychological Astrology) and has been a speaker at the AA, NCGR, UAC 2018, SOTA 2018, and Norwac 2019 conferences. Inspirations include James Hillman, Carl Jung, Toni Morrison, Clive Barker, RuPaul, and Sarah Brightman. Passions include writing, drawing, and pop music. Shawn is a graduate of the CMED Institute in Chicago, where he studied archetypes and symbolism with Caroline Myss.

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