The Seacoast Astrological Association meets the second Tuesday of each month except for January and February at the Roundabout Diner in Portsmouth, NH. Cost: $10. Doors Open at 6:30 PM EST. Conference Call In Option is available. See our Membership Link for more information.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Astrologer Dorothy Morgan to Discuss the Solar Return Chart Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at the Roundabout Diner, Portsmouth, NH

We all had a great time at the Seacoast Astrological Association meeting in May 2014. Next month, Astrologer Dorothy Morgan will be talking to us about Solar Return charts. On top of that, it's her birthday/solar return! We'll be having some yummy cake from the Roundabout Diner to celebrate. Come join us for some food, fun and astrology of course!

Next Meeting: Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
Where: The Roundabout Diner, Portsmouth, NH
Time: Doors open at 6:30 pm, Lecture starts at 7 PM
Guest Lecturer: NH Astrologer Dorothy Morgan
Topic: Solar Charts

Guest Lecturer Astrologer Maria Kay Simms May 2014

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Claim Your Power to Choose - Next SAA Meeting Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Portsmouth, NH

"Claim Your Power to Choose" 
Maria Kay Simms discussion topic is about transits. Each planet will be introduced with how it might work in transit (bad or good, as we choose). Then, we'll look at several charts with transits for events that are currently prominent in the news, including the rehash of Benghazi (charts of the attack and the main people involved in the aftermath/cpver-up),  the rehash of the  Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky affair with their charts, and the charts of the two Popes who were just made saints (to show how charts and their transits can live on years after death.

When: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Time:  Doors open at 6:30 pm. Lecture kicks off at 7 PM
Cost: $10 Walk in or Call in; Free to Members; Students $5
Where: The Roundabout Diner Conference Room, Portsmouth Traffic Circle, Portsmouth, NH

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This Mothers Day, if we honor the Divine Mother, we can find lost treasures that we’ve been missing in our topsy-turvy times. No matter what your relationship is – or was – with your birth mother, or any mother figure in your life, this is a chance to see motherhood as a sacred principle and power, of nurturance and protection.

Astrologically, Jupiter now in maternal Cancer enhances understanding of what it means to belong to a family and feel at home in a circle of souls, accepted for who you are in a mutually interdependent support system. The drive to belong has huge ramifications on personal, national and global scales for better or worse, especially as Jupiter is in a Cardinal Cross that fuels behaviors guided by emotional impulses. An example of this drive is the crisis in Ukraine, driven by nostalgia for belonging to Mother Russia. This is like trying to pull the baby back into the womb rather than helping the child to grow and mature as its own entity. You can’t return a baby to the womb! Although I’ve never visited Ukraine, some of my ancestors came from Ukraine, and this crisis makes me think of the turmoil that made them take the terrifying leap to leave their homeland and everything familiar to seek a better life in America. Claims that ethnic Russians must be protected beg the question: if those Ukrainians needing such protection would be happier living in Russia?

If Mother Russia accepts Ukraine’s autonomy, it can have a mature relationship with its people, based on mutual respect and love, without feeling threatened by new influences upon Ukrainians from Europe. As a proud mother of two fine adult sons, I know how hard it is to let go and watch your children grow up and find their way in the world, but that is the way of evolution, and ultimately my joy, to see how well they are creating lives and families of their own. Vladimir Putin could take pride in all ethnic Russians who will always belong in spirit to Mother Russia, whether or not they are within Russia’s national borders … couldn’t he?

Mothers Day thoughts extend to another extremely painful story that is gripping the world’s concerns, fears and anguish; the 200+ kidnapped Nigerian girls. Joining my prayers to millions of others for their safe return, I also pray that this inhumane and unconscionable act will be a tipping point for international awareness of women’s rights going forward as a high priority. Every mother everywhere wants those girls returned to their homes and families so their healing process can begin.

Lastly, our over-exploiting Mother Earth has brought us climate change and extreme weather. This Mothers Day, let’s commit to doing more to protect Mother Earth, the homeland that serves us all. Last month, my husband and I installed solar panels and we are referring others to the company for this service. The energy our panels have already generated equals 3 trees saved and a reduced carbon footprint. We also grow food with a system that conserves 90% of the water that soil growing requires. I am glad to tell you more about this too if you want to contact me via to learn more. Wishing you a happy and blessed Mothers Day!

Amy Shapiro

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For 40+ years, Astrologer Amy Shapiro has nurtured soul growth with skills and services drawn on her training with Astrologer Isabel Hickey, William Swygaard, Jo Onvlee, John Chung Li and Dr. Oskar Adler. Amy was the first Clerk for NCGR and an early President of NCGR- Boston. She co-discovered a technique with Astrologer Ron Davison called The Relationship Chart or as she calls it The Conception Chart of the Relationship due to its esoteric implications.

Her TV and radio show, "Good Heavens!" won her wide acclaim with the public and her Good Heaven’s column appeared monthly in Dell Horoscope Magazine. She continues to be a contributor to Horoscope Magazine. She founded the Cape Ann School of Astrology and has been a consultant, editor and writer for Para Research, Astral Research, Cosmic Communications and Dell Horoscope. After earning her MA in Education and Psychology, she earned an M.Ed. in Counseling, and trained in stress management, T’ai Chi, meditation, visualization; reincarnation, hypnotherapy and nutrition. She has been as a Head Start Advisor, taught at Wheelock and Endicott Colleges, and trained at Harvard’s Mind-Body Institute and New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

She has dedicated 20+ years to The Testament of Astrology, 7-volume course by Austrian Astrologer Dr. Oskar Adler, and has now published a comprehensive Curriculum Guide for the entire 7 volume series. She has also written and published Dr. Adler's biography called Dr. Oskar Adler: A Complete Man. Her other books include One Sex to the Other – Reincarnation and the Dual-Gender SoulThe Dis-Appointment Book –A Human Therapy Guide to Conquering Disappointments She coauthored the book Questioning the Oracle—The IChingThe Gift of the Tortoise-New Insights into the I-ChingNever Mind, and Forces at Work: Astrology and Career, Before This Song Ends - A Timeless Romance.

With her husband, Ed Kaznocha, Amy raised two sons in Gloucester, MA, where they enjoy gardening and landscaping. She can be reached at

Other Blog Posts by Amy: Mass Wedding Bells on 11/12/13, Ride the Wave of a Rare Grand Water TrineCourage and Compassion … in a SongLoss, Love and Poetry in Times of ChaosMaster of the WheelEnergy Shifts in 2013 as Pluto dips into the Taurus Decanate of CapricornBirthing Pains & Rewards: Saturn Sextiles Pluto on 12/27/12December 2012 Astrological Forecast Rousseau's Novel Romance ~ Portsmouth: A Love StoryOctober 2012 Astrological ForecastMars in Scorpio - What Legacy Compels You to Act?A Gardener’s Dream: No Soil? No Problem!The Mercury Wave: Retro Direct, Astrological Forecast for August 2012This Pivotal Year ~ Uranus goes Retrograde on July 13th2012 A Pivotal Year2012 - A Pivotal Year - Coping with ChangesWhose Astrologer Are You?

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Astrologers to Raise Money for Educational Seminars


PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE  -Some of New England’s top astrologers and metaphysical practitioners will come together for an Astrology and Psychic Fair to raise funds for the Seacoast Astrological Association in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The event kicks off at 10 AM on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at the Roundabout Diner Conference Room.  Readings will include Astrology, Tarot, Angel, Palmistry, Aura and Aura Photography, Runes, Psychometry, Numerology, Mediumship, and Automatic Writing. 

Proceeds from the Fair will help Seacoast Astrological to bring in some of the best astrologers in the world to Portsmouth, NH for the organization’s monthly lecture series. Past guest lecturers have included world renowned Astrologers Rob Hand, Rick Levine and Jeff Jawer, Joyce Levine, Jim Lewis, Gary Christen, Gloria Star, Amy Shapiro,Michael Lutin, Nick Campion and more. The public is welcome to attend the monthly lectures on the second Tuesday of each month at the Roundabout Diner Conference Room for a fee of $10. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

The Seacoast Astrological Association was founded in 1990 by Seacoast Astrologers Dusty Bunker, Kim Rogers Gallagher and Frank Kennedy to help promote the education of astrology for the beginner to the advanced level.

For more information about the Seacoast Astrological Association and the Astrology and Psychic Fair on March 30, 2014, go to

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Seacoast Astrological Association Fund Raising Event: Astrology and Psychic Fair, Sunday, March 30th at the Roundabout Diner in Portsmouth, NH

Have a peek into the future!
Join us for the first Seacoast Astrological Association fund raising event! 

Some of the top astrologers and intuitives in the New England area will be on hand to give you their best guidance. 

When: Sunday, March 30, 2014
Where: Roundabout Diner Conference Room, Portsmouth Traffic Circle, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Time: 10 am - 4 PM
Cost: $30 for 20 minute reading

Astro Computing Services (ACS) will have a book table so you can browse your favorite astrology and metaphysical topics.

Sundays are busy for the Roundabout Diner so get there early if you plan to stop by for breakfast or lunch before your reading. 

Seacoast Astrological Association 2014 Kick Off Meeting: Tuesday, March 11th at the Roundabout Diner in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

“Why Study Astrology?” 
March 11th
With Astro-therapist and author, Amy Shapiro, M. Ed.

Why do we study Astrology as a unique heavenly language of “signs”? Come join us as we look at the special roles Astrology plays in our lives.  

Where: Roundabout Diner, Portsmouth Traffic Circle, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Time: Doors open at 6:30 PM

Cost: $10 at the Door; Full Time Students - $5 with ID; $10 via Conference Call; Free to Members. All are welcome

The Seacoast Astrological Association meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month except for January and February at the Roundabout Diner in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The meeting starts at 6:30 PM. Membership (10 meetings) is $50. Walk ins are always welcome. For those who are not local, we have a conference call in option. See membership page for details. 

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Astrologer and SAA Member Maria Kay Simms to Speak at NCGR on March 8, 2014

Please join us in Belmont Saturday, March 8, 2014 to hear
Maria Kay Simms.

Maria's topic will be:
Transits, Timing and the Power of Choice

See below for the workshop description.



Saturday, March 8, 2014 - Maria Kay Simms -
Transits, Timing and the Power of Choice

Registration at 12:15 PM
Workshop end time: approximately 4:30 PM

David Perloff
Boston NCGR

  • Transits, Timing and the Power of Choice

  • Transits, Timing and the Power of Choice
    Workshop description:

    How much of your destiny is "fated" and how much is determined by "free will?" Is the power outside yourself, or do you find it within? Maria's core philosophy throughout her writings and teachings derives from the widely known "As above, so below" attributed to Hermes Trismegistus, as it is extended to the lesser known but highly significant "As within, so without. As the Universe, so the soul." In this session, we'll look at some examples of "what happened" (and/or "could have happened") in a variety of situations as part of the challenge to anticipate our upcoming transits with the intent to choose what we CAN do and WILL do, instead of worrying about what might "happen." We'll explore transit themes-inner, outer, lunations and eclipses-with the intent of taking charge of our future.

  • BIOs

  • BIO for Maria Kay Simms
    Maria Kay Simms is currently the head Starcrafts LLC, a New Hampshire business that operates Astro Computing Services and publishes books under two imprints: Starcrafts Publishing and ACS Publications. Primary publications include The American Ephemeris series. Maria, who has been an astrologer since the early 1970s, and is a former Chair of National Council for Geocosmic Research, is the author of several books, including one on transits, Future Signs: How to Make Astrological Predictions, that is expected to soon become available as an ebook. The text of Future Signs is the basis for Astro Computing Services' consistently best-selling interpreted report, A Planetary Guide to Your Future. The Future Signs text is also used for the transit interpretations within The Electronic Astrologer Reveals Your Future software.


    For our next chapter meeting, pre-registration checks ($35 for members, $45 for non-members - each is a $5 saving compared to paying at the door), made out to NCGR Boston, can be sent to:

    Boston Chapter of NCGR
    PO Box 961330
    Boston, MA

    As there will be no pre-registration by phone, please be sure checks arrive by the Wednesday before the meeting. Cost at the door is $40 for members and $50 for non-members.

  • Directions to the Beech Street Center in Belmont

  • Directions to the Beech Street Center in Belmont
    Here are a few options for driving directions:
    (1) Put 266 Beech Street Belmont MA into your GPS or Google Maps or Mapquest.
    (2) From the Belmont Library, take Concord Ave to Common Street, going towards Frances' old house. Make a right on Waverly and a left on Beech.
    (3) From Trapelo Road, turn onto Beech. (Turn right if coming from the east - e.g. Cambridge; turn left if coming from the west.)
    (4) Another Common Street,option is to turn onto Horace Street. Go straight for just a few blocks and the Beech Street Center's parking lot will be right in front of you.

    Public transportation
    The 73 bus runs between Harvard Square and Waverly Square. It stops at Trapelo Road and Beech, which the T estimates to be a 6 minute walk from the Beech Street Center.
    NCGR Boston
    c/o Joyce Levine
    2353 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02140