Feb 16-19 Queer Astrology Conference

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Feb 16-19 Queer Astrology Conference

from 40.00

collaboration: PSA 5th Annual Conference | Queer Astrology Conference 4

A Three-Day Conference in Portland, OR

co-sponsored by the Oregon Astrological Association

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Pricing Options: Please read this before you purchase.

In order to create opportunities for everyone to be able to attend this 3-DAY CONFERENCE, we are offering three tiers for tickets.

Sliding Scale A: $120 includes lunch for one day

Sliding Scale B: $80 includes lunch for one day

Sliding Scale C: Scholarship-$40, includes lunch for one day.

The Scholarship option to ensure that everyone who wants to attend can attend, regardless of income. Please note that the scholarship is not a discounted ticket, but rather an attempt to help those with economic challenges. If you can afford more, please pay a higher scale amount, which directly assists in offering an option at a smaller amount to those who cannot afford. Please email us at admin@portlandastrology.org with questions. We are happy to work with you.

Due to space constraints, there are limited slots available at each tier. 

Conference Updates:

  • We are looking for local Portland people willing to offer their homes for speakers and conference participants traveling to Portland to attend. If you have a space available, please send us a contact form entry or email. If you want to be on our list to be notified of space, please send us a contact form entry or email.

4th Queer Astrology Conference

#NotMyPresidentsDay Weekend February 16-19th, 2018

presented by the Portland School of Astrology as our 5th Annual Conference

Keynote Speakers: Kelsey Branca and Alice Sparkly Kat

Performance by Rhea Wolf and Zyon Gray

Panel Facilitated By Zyon Gray

with other talented speakers

Vernon Robinson | Amanda Moreno | June Rose Trimbach | Daven Ville & Sharon Pink | cheré (rere) suzette Bergeron

Naimonu James | Erica Jones | Gary Lorenzten | Moon Zlotnick | Neon Starlight | Corina Dross | Rebecca M. Farrar



suited for novice, beginners, intermediate and advanced levels.

General Schedule of Events


Doors open at 6:40pm at Vital Ways Herbal Apothecary, 2714 NE Alberta St. 

Aquarius New Moon Social Circle and Gathering: Co-sponsored by the Oregon Astrological Association. RSVP to let us know you are coming! 



Doors open at 9:00 at Subud Regents Center, 3185 NE Regents Dr. Portland

Session 1 | 10:00-12:30pm

Welcome and Keynote

Kelsey Branca: Generational Uranus and Queer Revolution

Breaking Bread Together | 12:30-2:00pm



Session 2 | 2:00-3:15pm

Session 2 | 2:00-3:15pm

Daven Ville & Sharon Pink: Intuitive Tarot - Queering Messages for your C(Heart)

Neon Starlight: Working with Transgender and Non-Binary Clients - A Listening Session

Session 3 | 3:30-4:30pm

Session 3 | 3:30-4:30pm

Gary Lorentzen: The Great Portland Sex Scandal

cheré (rere) suzette Bergeron: From Root to Star -  Astrological Herbalism


Session 4 | 5:00-6:30pm

Naimonu James: QTPOC Story Circle & Knowledge Share



Doors open at 12:30 at Subud Regents Center, 3185 NE Regents Dr. Portland

Breaking Bread Together | 12:30-2:00pm

Session 5 | 2:00-3:30pm

Panel Discussion: Over 40 years of Queer Astrology

facilitated by Zyon Gray

Panelists: Gary Lorentzen, Moon Zlotnick, Alice Sparkly Kat, Neon Starlight


Session 6 | 3:45-5:00pm

Amanda Moreno: Writing Down the Stars


Session 6 | 3:45-5:00pm

Corina Dross: Exclusion, Violence, and Integration - Eris as Gender Rebellion

Session 7 | 5:15-6:30

Erica Jones: Moving Beyond Prescribed Archetypes -Systemic Constellations and Deep Time


Session 7 | 5:15-6:30

June Rose Trimbach: Witch's Intuition - An Astrologer's Guide



Doors open at 9:30 at Subud Regents Center, 3185 NE Regents Dr. Portland

Session 8 | 10:00-12:30pm

Performance and Keynote

Zyon Gray and Rhea Wolf: Colonization, Homophobia, and the Voices of the Ancestors

Alice Sparkly Kat: Intergenerational Trauma and the Zodiac

Breaking Bread Together | 12:30-2:00pm


Session 9 | 2:00-3:00

Vernon Robinson: Bayard Rustin - A Man Before His Time


Session 9 | 2:00-3:00

Rebecca M. Farrar: Astraea - Cosmic Muse and the Golden Age

Session 10 | 3:30-4:30

Caucus Time

Session 10 | 3:30-4:30

Caucus Time


Session 11 | 4:45pm-6:00pm

Fishbowl and Closing Circle


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Social Media/Updates

FB event | IG: pdxastro | IG: QueerAstrology

Accessibility Information

Subud Center Portland is ADA accessible. ASL services can be arranged if requested before January 31st. Subud Center has 3 single-use restrooms, 2 are ADA compliant.

We encourage attendees to wear unscented products at this event.

Are you a queer person of color? Do you need financial assistance in order to travel to this event in Portland? Please email admin@portlandastrology.org to request monetary support for this.


Thank you to our community partners who are working to make this conference accessible. If you would like to sponsor or donate to this conference, please send us a contact form or email us.

Safer Space Guidelines

QAC/PSA strives to be a safer space, which means that it is intended to be a welcoming, engaging, and supportive environment free of oppressive actions, behaviors, and language. Participants and attendees are asked to consider how their language and behavior impacts others in attendance.

The following guidelines and procedures will help this be a safer space:

  1. Be responsible for your actions, and aware that they may have an effect on others regardless of your original intent.
  2. In addition to making space for a plurality of astrological perspectives, QAC/PSA strives to create a space that is welcoming for all people, and respectful of various identities based on race, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and mental abilities, class, religion, age, and size.
  3. Physical, verbal, or mental abuse will not be tolerated, nor will sexual harassment, inappropriate/unwelcome comments and behaviors.
  4. Always get explicit verbal consent before touching someone, taking their photo, or crossing other personal boundaries.
  5. The organizers of QAC/PSA do not monitor or censor the content within lectures by previewing material before the event. If individuals find certain materials oppressive or discriminatory, we encourage and invite you to reach out to an organizer regarding problematic materials or behaviors. (Rhea Wolf will be available for this at the conference itself.)
  6. Should an issue arise with a participant or attendee before or during the conference, a QAC/PSA organizer will be available to hear these concerns and attempt to mediate to find a solution that is in the best interests of the individuals, the community, and the event. (Rhea Wolf will be available for this at the conference itself.)
  7. QAC/PSA staff reserves the right to ask any attendees who are violating the safer spaces policy to change or address their unsafe behavior or language. If anyone violating the safer spaces policy is unable to change or address their unsafe behavior or language, they will be asked to not attend or to leave the event.

Thank you for supporting the QAC/PSA and your fellow astrologers to make this a safer space and an inspiring event for our whole community.

Traveling to Portland for the conference? We are compiling a list of places to stay. Stay tuned. Email us with questions or other suggestions: admin@portlandastrology.org.