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Credentials & Background
”A second generation astrologer, Moses started early in
becoming grounded in many different astrological techniques, including
both western and eastern astrology. He took his time to study the
ancients and the innovators, thus becoming quite innovative himself.
His ideas, expressed in his lectures and writings, are cutting
edge. If we are lucky we will have Moses’ wisdom for years
to come. This young man has talent and skills and he offers a glimpse
into a bright future for astrology."
—James Coleman, Professional Astrologer for
20 years and in-demand lecturer
Moses Siregar III has been a practicing astrologer (mainly full
time) for nearly a decade. He began studying in-depth through the
Metropolitan Atlanta Astrological Society, and over the years has
spoken before this group as a featured speaker and workshop facilitator.
At the University of Georgia, he founded a remarkably successful
student organization that promoted higher consciousness, and published
a magazine called The Catalyst. The Catalyst had an eventual circulation
of 13,000 copies and actively promoted the value of astrology,
among other conscious alternatives; he also wrote a weekly (but
non Sun Sign) column for the magazine, Slam. While living on Maui,
Moses founded the Maui Astrological Society and served as its first
President. He ran in the 2002 election for a steering committee
position with AFAN, but ended up as the runner up, behind by two
Moses has taught five full years of astrological classes or workshops
while living in Athens, GA, Boulder, CO, Durango, CO, and Maui,
HI. In the fall of 2003 he will begin offering teleconferencing
classes on his advanced system of relocational astrology. He has
been published in multiple international journals, including The
Mountain Astrologer (Oct/Nov 2001), and wrote a feature article
on the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster for www.stariq.com. He attended
and spoke (free speeches) at the last two UAC conferences, and
is on the official faculty for the ISAR 2003 Conference.
website, www.AstrologyForTheSoul.com offers, for almost three
years now, one of the largest and most creative astrology courses
on the internet. Redesigned in April of 2003, his site now features
regular columns from about a dozen respected, professional astrologers,
and the site currently receives over 30,000 visits a month (as
of August 2003), with traffic growing considerably every month.
His email newsletter currently has over 2,100 voluntary subscribers,
and has been remarkably well received.
Moses’s first book
on The Heart and Soul of Astrology should
be available in June of 2004, and his broadcast-quality video on
The Heart and Soul of Astrology should be available in November
of 2003. He hopes to see this professional quality, one-hour show
on various satellite or television networks. His first series of
instructional tapes on astrology will be available in October of
In 2004, Moses will be speaking to astrological organizations
in Phoenix, San Diego, LA, and San Francisco. Other potential locations
in planning are Chicago, Portland, Seattle, Denver, Milwaukee,
Moses is also a devoted flower essence practitioner and has created
his own line of flower essences (similar to the Bach remedies),
called Grace Flower Essences. The Grace flower essence site is
www.GraceFlowerEssences.com. He finds this knowledge allows him
to offer his astrological clients and students much more in the
way of direct, alchemical transformation.
Moses is also a knowledgeable Vedic astrologer,
though his emphasis and greater expertise is with Western astrology.
He feels that
his knowledge of Vedic astrology allows him to be a more accurate
astrologer, and to offer valuable insights to his students which
come from his usage of these two powerful traditions. Moses has
also researched and discovered what he feels is perhaps the world’s
most profound and accurate approach to locational astrology.
As a speaker/astrologer, Moses has been told that he combines
a number of qualities:
A warm, positive, and engaging style
An unusually holistic approach
An extremely innovative yet practical mind
A strong spiritual approach (and background)
An emphasis on well-researched, specific, and refreshingly original
A deep knowledge of Vedic astrology
”Astrology is truly seeing a renaissance,
in this new generation of truly gifted and adept young people,
who are, to
all of our
benefits, applying their wise and intuitive talents to the art
of astrological interpretation.
Moses’ work is thought provoking and
original, fresh and nothing short of revolutionary. As an astrologer
for a very long time, I can honestly say that the work of this
young man represents the exciting realization that the New order
is already here. Feast your eyes, enjoy and take it all in. The
work of this young astrologer is very, very important.”
—Stephanie Azaria, NYC NCGR Conference Organizer,
Public Talks 2003-2004
to one and a half hours in length)
The following talks are listed in no particular order.
The Soul of
We astrology lovers often lose sight of the bigger
spiritual picture in favor of minutiae, trivial technique, and
mental excess. What
would our astrology look like if our spiritual principles and most
positive messages were at the front and center of our approach?
If we didn’t put the cart before the horse and the chart
before the heart? Moses’s working philosophy is based on
the wish for greater love and abundance for all. “The Five
Secrets” taken from his book on The Heart and Soul of Astrology
provide an astrological basis for an inspirational message aiming
at abundance, love, self-awareness, psychological health, and spiritual
This talk is one that helps to put the heart and soul back into
our path as astrology students and devotees. It is also an outstanding
inspirational talk for beginners. It makes connections between
universal spiritual/transformational teachings and the basic symbolism
underlying astrology. It is most appropriate for groups that are
willing to think outside the lines of squares and trines for a
moment, and connect with the deeper soul of the sacred symbolism
Alchemy in Astrology: The Transition Between the 6th and 7th Houses
The most interesting and powerful zone of the astrological chart
which is the least recognized for its unusual power is the transition
between the 6th and 7th houses. Of all the locations in the chart
that offer a real opportunity for growth, which can either be squandered
or fully utilized, this area seems to offer the greatest potential.
Yet little is heard, and little seems to be widely understood,
about this uniquely potent passage. Both in terms of personal healing
and in terms of the transformation of relationship dynamics, the
transition between the 6th and 7th houses offers a difficult, but
profoundly alchemical opening. If we understand how and why this
works the way it does, our astrology becomes a much greater force
for evolution and awakening.
This talk explains a great deal about why the 6th
house is probably one of the two most misunderstood astrological
houses (the 2nd
house being the other). It’s not just work, health, and service.
The fundamentally difficult, but transformational nature of the
6th house is explained in an empowering way that will help any
astrologer or astrological student to work more intimately with
the chart in a way that is both deep and uplifting. Understanding
the transition from the 6th to the 7th house is essential for astrologers
concerned with personal growth and awakening.
From Grace? The Defamed but Essential Notion of Fallen and Exalted
The notion of fallen and exalted placements has been an essential
component of astrology since ancient times. Hellenistic, Vedic,
and Medieval astrology all consider a planet in its fallen or exalted
position to be a very significant matter. With the modern wave
of astrology that sought to eliminate all vestiges of disempowering,
fatalistic astrology, the notion of fallen and exalted placements
has been, at least partially, swept under the rug. This is unfortunate,
because there is a very positive way to understand all of these
very revealing placements.
This talk puts forth the idea that it is as essential as ever
to look very carefully at fallen and exalted planets, but from
a more evolved and modern perspective which does not simply make
fallen bad and exalted good. The unique story of each of the lights
and planets (out to Saturn) will be discussed in each of their
respective exalted and fallen placements, providing a much richer
understanding of what is still one the most important elements
Liberation From Duality: Freedom Within and Joyful Relationships
This talk applies one of the most powerful fundamentals of Jungian
psychology to astrology in a way that is transformationally potent,
but simple and easy to work with. Difficult placements and aspect
patterns within the birth chart reveal the ways in which we are
internally divided against ourselves; that is, until we become
aware enough of these issues to work on integrating all of the
opposing forces within us peacefully. When we can do this our intimate
relationships become increasingly positive, freeing up the psyche
to create more wonderful and creative potentials in our lives.
This talk provides some of the greatest of all astrological keys
to manifesting more wonderful relationships. It is instructional
in nature, both astrologically and psychologically, and provides
simple enough material that it is fitting for both novice and advanced
students. This is my primary talk on the subject of relationships.
The Essential, but Misunderstood Aspects: Quincunxes, Septiles,
The quincunx is quite possibly the most important
aspect of them all, yet it is tremendously misunderstood. Learn
why use of the
name “inconjunct” to describe the quincunx is perhaps
the most ironic and inaccurate term we could possibly use for the
150 degree aspect. Noviles are sometimes derided for their importance,
yet this aspect is fundamental to the all-important ninth harmonic,
and the seventh harmonic is a very real aspect as well. Examples
will be provided to illustrate these aspects and how they can revolutionize
our astrology for the better.
This practical talk provides insight into some very important,
fundamental elements of astrology. Some interesting elements of
Magi (Society) astrology are woven into this talk.
The Crucial Roles of Stationary and Retrograde Planets
The fist thing I remind myself to do when studying a chart is
to look at which planets are stationary in that chart. Missing
out on this important dimension of a chart can lead to making terrible
errors in analysis, but correctly viewing these planets can lend
a much more accurate, and much more positive view of the birth
chart. Retrograde planets also play an interesting role for the
affairs of any birth chart.
This is a practical talk for those who study or work with natal
and electional charts. Because most computer-generated charts will
not reveal stationary planets, it is particularly important to
emphasize their importance and usage.
Reality of Combust Planets: What’s
it All About?
Planets that are conjunct the Sun have long been
called “combust.” What
exactly, if anything, does it signify when a planet is combust?
Direct research and experience will show some elements of the traditional
combustion theory that hold true, and some which do not, both in
Western astrology, and in Vedic astrology.
This is a talk that looks directly and honestly at an ancient
term and theory in the hopes of finding out what about the notion
of combustion really holds up as true.
The Astrology of Compassion and the Problem of Astrological Prejudice
Oddly enough, in our Aquarian astrological culture, prejudice
runs rampant. In this world, are all men and women looked upon
equally regardless of their race? Unfortunately no. In this astrological
world, are all men and women looked upon equally regardless of
their Sun, Moon, or Rising Sign? Certainly not. Tell most astrology
buffs your sign and instantly they begin to see you differently
than they would if you had told them a different sign. If our astrology
is to be a force for love and compassion, we have to look deeply
and honestly at our ourselves and at our astrological culture and
examine where our astrological prejudices lie. When we judge people
first by their charts rather than their own selves, we are not
so different than other forms of prejudice such as racism and sexism.
This talk is an extremely important one for the astrological community
to consider. Once we become aware of the presence of prejudice
within ourselves, we will automatically begin to change these unconscious,
negative habits. We can also then begin to talk about them, and
make them obsolete.
(approximately four hours in length)
Generally, any of the following workshops can be made into a combination
of a one-hour talk for a public meeting with a workshop to follow
on a different date. These workshops are listed in no particular
West Greets East:
Synthesizing Western and Eastern Understandings of the Twelve Houses and the
Like twins separated at birth, Western and Vedic/Eastern
astrology share an amazing amount in common. Yet there are some
between the two systems, and this is fascinating because these
two systems are looking at essentially (though not totally) the
same twelve houses, signs and planets. Vedic astrology does not
typically use the outer planets, however Vedic astrology does have
a rich tradition around the Moon’s Nodes (which they call
Rahu and Ketu) that allows the nodes to fill a similar function
that the outer planets do for Western astrology.
This workshop provides information from each half
of the world that fills in the holes of the other. What does
the East have to
teach the West about each of the twelve houses, and vice versa?
What does the East have to teach the West about the moon’s
nodes and vice versa? Let’s bring the twins back together!
They’ve got a lot to teach each other.
Integrating Multiple House Systems
One of the potential dangers of studying astrology
is getting stuck in a rigid self-concept that comes from identifying
too much with our “birth chart.” We speak of the birth
chart as if it actually is just one thing. Yet talk to ten different
astrologers and they may show you ten different versions of your
supposed one and only birth chart. In fact, there are multiple
versions of anyone’s birth chart, and more than one are real
and perfectly accurate. When we learn how to work with even just
two major, but different, house systems, we can not only become
more accurate astrologers, but also become more relaxed and open
in our views of who we fundamentally are.
This workshop discusses a fundamental issue underlying the study
or practice of astrology, but also gives specific instructional
help about the nature of different house systems and how to work
with more than one house system in a way that enhances our understanding
of astrology. The nature and benefits of different house systems
Getting Specific: Differentiating Within the Houses
expandable to a one or two day, eight hour workshop)
One single house can indicate so many different
things. For example, the fifth house simultaneously shows matters
related to: children,
success with creativity, leadership, luck/good karma, recreation,
fathers, and sports and games (and that’s just in Western
astrology). How can we differentiate these myriad fifth house matters
from just one birth chart? That is the subject of this workshop.
This workshop outlines an extensively detailed approach to Western
astrology that will please those who want more precision and substance
from this modern tradition. It provides important handouts to help
one understand what each planet in Western astrology is a significator
of, and which planetary significators apply to any given house.
It also explains the essential, but rarely considered, interdependencies
between houses for their various significations. A system of aspects
for evaluating these matters is also outlined with specific rules
for usage. All of this is essential astrological knowledge.
Transits 401: Advanced Transit Studies
We look to astrological transits because they are
so powerful. How amazing would it be to gain twice as much information
every single transit that we look at? That is what this workshop
will help you to do. Using planetary charts, we can vastly expand
our understanding of what transiting trines, conjunctions, quincunxes,
and oppositions really are, and we can understand why there are
two radically different kinds of transiting squares. Also by understanding
the simple and essential nature of house midpoints in planetary
charts, we can gain knowledge of many essential transits that go
unnoticed by 99% of astrologers; when we do this nearly every transiting
planetary station becomes a highly significant event—which
is in fact what it really is.
This workshop provides extremely practical and substantial techniques
for astrologers to begin to experiment and work with. The goal
is to expand our awareness of transiting planets from a simple,
one-dimensional level to a more complete multi-dimensional understanding.
This can only make us better astrologers and more knowledgeable
Advanced Locational Astrology / Astro-Cartography
(at least $99 required per attendee)
Many astrologers have realized that looking at relocated charts
is superior to looking at simple astro-cartography linemaps. But
even once we make the shift to looking at relocated charts, there
is still much to learn. I have come to discover a large number
of essential principles that make the study of locational astrology
much more accurate and advanced. These insights are, so far as
I know, unique. What I offer in this workshop is knowledge of a
specific system of locational astrology that is probably more accurate
than any other available today.
Because the insights of this workshop are so incredibly valuable,
a set price of at least $99 per workshop attendee is required.
Palette: The Twelve-Letter Astrological Alphabet
Astrologers love to get increasingly sophisticated
in their approach. Yet everything that occurs in astrology is
a combination of twelve
fundamental archetypal principles. We can think of these as the
only twelve colors on the astrologer’s palette. To paint
(describe) astrological masterpieces, we must have a thoroughly
deep understanding of these twelve principles. This very fun workshop
aims to give a much deeper intimacy with these twelve letters of
the astrological alphabet both in an intimately personal sense,
and in a universal sense, through numerous handouts and exercises
aimed at self-discovery through the basic, but infinitely deep,
principles of astrology.
This workshop is ideal for beginning students of astrology, but
is so creative and unique in its format that more experienced astrologers
will enjoy it as well.
Introduction to Working with Flower Essences
Flower essences, which are entirely different from
essential oils and aromatherapy, are a subtle, but powerful form
healing. Flower essence practitioners find that nearly any mental,
emotional, or spiritual condition can be improved dramatically
through the disciplined use of flower essences. This approach has
been made popular by the Bach Flower Remedies from England, particularly
Bach’s “Rescue Remedy” formula which so many
have found helpful for bringing a person back to a mental and emotional
state of balance in the middle of a crisis situation. Moses has
worked in-depth with over three hundred flower essences with clients
for about five years. Astrologers may find that flower essences
give them a direct, real way to empower their clients to improve
even the most difficult of their psychological or spiritual challenges,
or to help enhance their clients’ greatest potentials.
This workshop provides a highly interactive, practical
introduction to the use of flower essences, including—but not limited
to—the Bach Flower Remedies. Individual questions will be
answered, and will help direct the flow of the workshop.