Astronomy, Astrology and the Energy of the Universe

November 14, 2019 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Astronomy, Astrology and the Energy of the Universe

NEW DATE! On Thursday, November 14 at 4:30pm at the West Tisbury Library, join us for a spirited one-hour discussion on the nature of energy and how its effects can be charted by both astrologers and astronomers. Everyone, at some point in their lives asks the question, “who am I?” Astrology purports to provide some clues. For answers to “what am I, and where did I come from,” astronomy has some fairly definitive answers, and it is the energy of the universe that links them. Join three Islanders, long time professional astrologer Arlan Wise, well-known amateur astronomer Mark Lovewell, and energy student Alan Brigish as they explain some of the basics and explore the connections between astronomy and astrology and their energies. This event is free and open to the public.

About the speakers:

Arlan Wise, certified by the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR) and Organization for Professional Astrology (OPA), has worked as a professional consulting astrologer since 1978. She has been on the Board of Directors of OPA since 1994, serving two terms as president. She is currently OPA’s Vice President after working for four year as editor of the OPA’s journal, The Career Astrologer. Arlan was instrumental in setting up OPA’s Astrologer’s Retreats, a unique conference experience. Arlan gives writing workshops for astrologers. She edits and reviews astrology books. She wrote the chapter, “Writing and Astrology” in OPA’s book, The Professional Astrologer.

Mark Alan Lovewell is an avid amateur astronomer. He is a working journalist, having served the Vineyard Gazette for 40 years. He is their staff photographer, but for most of his career he was a writer. He writes a weekly short astronomy column called Vineyard Skies and has done so for more than 35 years. Mark is a descendant of an old Vineyard whaling family. He is an avid Vineyard enthusiast, singing folksinger and storyteller, sharing stories on the waterfront and about the skies above. His fourth CD, a collection of seafaring songs and stories, focused on commercial fishermen, was released last July. It is called With the Fishes.

Born and educated with a Bachelor of Science in electronic engineering, in South Africa, Alan Brigish has lived in the USA for over 40 years.  Much of his time is devoted to photographic and multimedia endeavors, after a 32-year career spent in publishing, online information and computers.  West Tisbury is his year-round home and refuge, with his partner, Theresa and their golden retriever, Zach. His work may be seen at together with details of his six published books. For more information, contact