Over this last year, several ASA members and non-member astrologers in Austin have come together to address some issues with outreach for the ASA, and changes that are occurring in the community.
Several issues have been addressed with what some long-time ASA members have been voicing and what they want to see as specifically as the ASA being an exclusive lecture driven organization. Many other ASA members and a growing part of the metaphysical & conscious communities in Austin, want to be included in astrological dialogue that is more directly engaging and not specifically based on the current regular speaker model that has developed over the years. We have created the ASTRAM Project to help merge these two approaches and be more inclusive for astrology in our area, a joint venture, so to speak to help expand our outreach.
Under the banner “ASTROLOGY AUSTIN” and through the ASTRAM initiative, these ASA members, non-members and some in the extended astrological community are also working directly with other established & new organizations in the area, who are also doing astrological workshops, counseling, lectures and seminars. We are addressing this need to work more as an all-inclusive collaborative merger.
The Astram Project is now official. In the Fall, the board of the ASA made the decision to change the business structure of the organization and to shift its focus on outreach towards local astrology practitioners & enthusiasts. As of January 2019, the Astram Alliance will take the lead & spearhead various projects with a number of astrologers in our extended community both ASA members and non-members. Astram will be doubling up on both local and out-of town speakers with a wide range of astrologically related topics. Some of these new events will be held at the Twin Oaks Library in Central Austin along with other venues. We look forward to the changes to come!
We are working hard to make 2019 an amazing year for astrology in Austin!