Maurice Fernandez, author of the books Neptune, the 12th House and Pisces (New Edition), and Astrology and the Evolution of Consciousness—Volume One, is a leading Evolutionary Astrology counselor and teacher, currently based in Arizona. Maurice currently serves as the president The Organization of Professional Astrology (OPA). He directs a correspondence and on-location professional certification program and organizes spiritual retreats in sacred places around the world. He has organized several conferences in the US and Europe, notably The River of Stars in Hawaii (2011, 2015).


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Maurice will be presenting the following workshops at the Astrology Rising 2020 Conference:

The Ascendant: Birthing from the 12th house

The Ascendant, the eastern rising sign, marks our first house, the starting point of our natal chart. The question arises, what comes before the beginning? We will explore the deep meaning of the Ascendant sign from a holistic perspective, realizing the interconnectedness between the Ascendant and other houses.

Understanding the 3 Zodiacs in Astrology and the Turning of the Ages  

Constellations in the sky are not equal in size the same way we define each sign to be 30 equal. The Sun does not rise in Aries on March 21st Spring day of the North despite this point marking the beginning of the zodiac in our chart. There are three different zodiacs: The Tropical (which we are most familiar with at this conference), the Sidereal used more prominently by Vedic astrologers, and the Constellational which is Astronomy based. Confused? You should be…Let us understand these discrepancies between Astrology and Astronomy and examine how the “Great Year”, a cycle of approximately 26,000 years determines the turning of the Ages, as we transition from the age of Pisces to Aquarius.

The Love Force in the Chart: The Mother, the Partner, the Love of Life

Love is the force, a natural manifestation of Truth. Personal and impersonal love, conditional and unconditional love, each are different expressions of the force. How and when does that show in our lives and how can Astrology put these manifestations of love into perspective to navigate the inevitability of love.


Maurice has been combining Kundalini Yoga practice with Astrology in his teachings since his own experience with the yoga directly stimulated higher spiritual realization. The practice is a safe and organic way to access the timeless and simultaneously strengthen our immune system. His style is entrancing and poetic.