Meetings

Updated 18th February 2024

QFA MONTHLY MEETINGS


QFA MONTHLY MEETING GUEST SPEAKERS FOR 2024

Monthly meetings:  2nd Monday of each month
(except January, and yes we do meet on public holidays)
7 for 7.30pm – 9.30 ish  Lines Open at 7pm.  Times are Brisbane, AEST

Doors, lines and library open from 7pm on meeting nights.

When we have access to our venue we meet at Brisbane Theosophical Society Auditorium, 355 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill. Meetings are Simulcast on line via Zoom. When we can’t access our venue Meetings are online via Zoom BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

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March 11, 2024

LYNNE SMITH – Aries Ingress – 2024 Autumn March Equinox

Lynne is a professional astrologer, teacher, writer and mentor based in Brisbane. She has been active in astrology for more than 25 years.Lynne is passionate about the wisdom of astrology, fate, freewill and co-creation… She sees astrology as an amazing tool for self-understanding and living a more conscious, integrated life to embrace our inner potentials of our natal promise…
As an astrology teacher and consultant her expertise are in combining traditional techniques with modern psychological and spiritual astrology, working with the Soul’s original intent physically, emotionally and spiritually…
Lynne is a fierce advocate for exploring why we are here … with clarity, growth, freedom, love, ease, confidence, and purpose… and even a little magic… in our lives
Lynne is also a supplier of Natural Energetic Gemstone Jewellery and loves to work with the healing power of Gemstones to support our energy fields using the ancient Vedic knowledge.

Lynne Smith, Professional Astrologer
Soul Astrology Synthesising Modern and Traditional Consultations, Lessons, Mentoring
QFA 2024 President

FAA Prac Cert / MA Astro Del & Cou / Astro Apprenticeship
Dip Naturopathic Nutrition / Life Coach / Aromatherapist  / Gemmologist
E: lynne@lynnesmithastrology.com.au
W: www.lynnesmithastrology.com.au
P: 0418 153 829


Aries Ingress – 2024 Autumn March Equinox ♈

This occurs with the entry of the Sun into the first degree of Aries – this year it falls on 20th March at 1:06pm AEST 2024… The Ruler Mars will be at 27 degrees of Aquarius.
We will  take a look at the Aries Ingress Chart which sets the tone and main themes for the astrological year. The starting point of the zodiac is associated with Action and Initiation…
The Astrological New Year, also known in Australia as the Autumn Equinox, is the point in the year when day and night are equal in length. It is said that the veil between the worlds is thin at this important balance point between the dark and the light… 
Throughout this year, we may feel as if we are on a quest to uncover ourselves at a soul-deep level. Self-discovery is a theme of this year with the eclipses happening in Aries and Libra.
Let’s have a look at some of the most significant energies we may be working with in 2024… 

ANNABELLE BENNIE – The Lunar Nodes from an Evolutionary Astrology perspective

Annabelle started studying astrology in 1982 with Doris Greaves, where she developed a good basis in Astrology and Cosmobiology. She then continued her studies with Pamela Rowe, Alia Griffin (Ryder) and Glennys Lawton.
Annabelle achieved her Practitioners’ Certificate in 1993, taught small groups of astrology classes and ran study groups during the 1990s and wrote Sun Sign books for an American Publisher from 2002 -2010.
Annabelle has been interested in harmonics for many years and completed a Unit on Harmonics through the Faculty of Astrological Studies in the UK.

The Lunar Nodes from an Evolutionary Astrology perspective.

This approach looks at the karmic lessons in the chart which are part of the Souls growth towards consciousness. Whether we believe in past lives or the evolution of the species through our DNA imprint it seems each person is born with karmic lessons or challenges, which can be overcome through becoming conscious of what is creating these challenges. Through the study of some birth charts we will look at how the lunar nodes can show us the main karmic challenges & give us a better understanding of the behaviours that keep producing them in our lives!

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April 8, 2024

VERONICA CHLAP  JUPITER/URANUS CONJUNCTION

Veronica, our previous QFA President,  began her astrological studies in the mid 90s by studying with Doris Greaves at the Regulus Ebertin School of Astrology in Canberra, obtaining her Diploma of Astrology in 1999.

In 2001, she relocated to Brisbane, her place of birth and joined the QFA, where she was the Acrux editor for a number of years. Veronica also ran a website for twelve years offering online astrological counselling.

Veronica likes to concentrate on Mundane astrology, and over the years has presented the Aries Ingress chart at BARS (Brisbane Astrological Research Society). She also incorporates midpoints in her astro work and places emphasis on Solar Arcs in chart interpretations.

VANESSA MONTGOMERY – So hot right now; the SOLAR MAXIMUS, solar minimum and the solar cycle.

Vanessa Montgomery of Astro All-Starz, is a consulting astrologer, resident celebrity astrologer at Glamour Magazine U.S, and author of the Power Trilogy: Star Power, Cosmic Power and recently published Astro Power a simple guide to prediction and Destiny for the modern mystic. 

Known for her accessible, upbeat and positive style, Montgomery carries a feminist commitment to empowerment and agency. She utilises astrology as a powerful tool for reflection, insight, validation and self-acceptance. Montgomery consistently updates language, concepts, and archetypes to align with and advance modern ideals of equality, relationships, potential, and identity. 

A modern psychological astrologer with a diploma in transpersonal counselling, Vanessa specialises in natal  astrology, utilising transiting planets as her favoured timing technique ie what’s happening, when, for how long. 

Clients come for the astrology and stay for the empowering upshift and opening to possibilities. Schedule your 1:1 consultation today at https://astroallstarz.com/readings/ and contact at astroallstarz@gmail.com for everything else. 

Her motto: Free your mind, own your power, co-create your world

So hot right now; the SOLAR MAXIMUS, solar minimum and the solar cycle.

The engine of our universe is ramping up to peak in 2024 or 2025 let’s look at what that might mean for us here on earth by considering significant coinciding events during maximums of the past. 
Since we’re ever more dependent on sensitive electrical systems and connectivity, this is a cosmic phenomenon to be aware of as it’s known as a disruptive force. 
However, it’s been an exciting and energetic force for change through times past so let’s direct the chariot of fire and welcome a blast in the right direction.

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May 13, 2024

MARILYN HILLIER

Marilyn Hillier has been studying Astrology since 1995. She has studied with many teachers who have given her great inspiration.
She has been President of the Gold Coast Astrological Society (GCAS) since 2004 and for some years has been a Committee Member of the QFA.
Marilyn has taught astrology at the U3A on the Gold Coast from 2004-2008 and wrote the sun sign column for the White Light Magazine from 2008-2012. She loves the diversity of astrology research and the history you discover with Astrology.

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June 10, 2024

PAULINE HEPBURN

Pauline Hepburn

  • FAA Diploma
  • APA member
  • Exam Board Coordinator
  • QFA committee member
  • A member of BARS (Brisbane Astrology Research)

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July 8, 2024

JULIE DAY

Julie became immersed in Astrology over 30 years ago which was a life changing experience.  She has been a teacher, facilitator in spiritual retreats and is a committee member for the Association of Professional Astrologers.  She is dedicated to bringing awareness to her clients through a deep understanding of how they operate in life on a psychological and spiritual level.  Working with the movement of the planets she encourages the awakening of their souls to what is changing in their world and how they can benefit from these changes.

If you can’t see her in person a Skype session works just as well.
Julie@AstroCreative.com.au

CHRYS O’HARE

August 12, 2024

September 9, 2024

JACKIE JORDAN

Jackie Jordan has been studying Astrology for over 10 years, studied with Kellie Moore and Babula Clement. Frequently attends workshops and the FAA International Conference.

October 14, 2024

LYNNE SMITH

Lynne is a professional astrologer, teacher, writer and mentor based in Brisbane. She has been active in astrology for more than 25 years.Lynne is passionate about the wisdom of astrology, fate, freewill and co-creation… She sees astrology as an amazing tool for self-understanding and living a more conscious, integrated life to embrace our inner potentials of our natal promise…
As an astrology teacher and consultant her expertise are in combining traditional techniques with modern psychological and spiritual astrology, working with the Soul’s original intent physically, emotionally and spiritually…
Lynne is a fierce advocate for exploring why we are here … with clarity, growth, freedom, love, ease, confidence, and purpose… and even a little magic… in our lives
Lynne is also a supplier of Natural Energetic Gemstone Jewellery and loves to work with the healing power of Gemstones to support our energy fields using the ancient Vedic knowledge.

Lynne Smith, Professional Astrologer
Soul Astrology Synthesising Modern and Traditional Consultations, Lessons, Mentoring
QFA 2024 President

FAA Prac Cert / MA Astro Del & Cou / Astro Apprenticeship
Dip Naturopathic Nutrition / Life Coach / Aromatherapist  / Gemmologist
E: lynne@lynnesmithastrology.com.au
W: www.lynnesmithastrology.com.au
P: 0418 153 829

November 11, 2025

MARC LAURENSON

Marc bought his first Astrology Book at age 10 and was smitten from the word go. After years of self-study, influenced strongly by Evolutionary techniques he began reading charts at his Saturn Return. This gradually built into his own successful consulting business Marc Laurenson Astrology. Soon after, the popular Sydney Astrology School morphed from a handful of students that were taken on a very casual level. Sydney Astrology School is now celebrating its 10th anniversary with the School going Online this year teaching students from around the Globe.  

Marc has the FAA Diploma in Astrology and was presented with the Gold Medal for Excellence as well as both the Allan Johnson and Doris Greaves Awards when achieving his accreditation.

Marc has written for Wellbeing Astrology magazine, Use Nature, Super Living, Sage and the FAA journal and has appeared on the Channel 10 news with Astro updates.

December 9, 2024

AGM, QFA SOLAR RETURN, SURPRISE AND CHRISTMAS PARTY


 

Our thanks to Sylvia Wilson, QFA Vice President (and FAA National Secretary) for the great job she does each year securing our speakers and arranging our speaker program.

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