Post Conference Workshops


Post Conference Workshops

Post Conference Workshops with Matthew Wood and Judith Hill

Tuesday May 3, 2016

Pulse and Tongue Evaluation with Chart Comparisons

Matthew Wood, MSc. with commentary by Judith Hill

Matthew WoodLast year’s event was so wonderful that we have decided to do it again! Bring your birth chart, your tongue and your pulse, and a small mirror. This is a rare event with limited seating. See Disclaimer at program footer.

Time: 11am to 5pm
Price: $70
Location: The Multnomah Friend's Meeting House at 4312 SE Stark, Portland, OR  97215 (map)
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Wednesday May 4, 2016

Medical Astrology Workshop: Bring Your Chart!

Judith Hill, with commentary by Matthew Wood, MSc.

Woman Holding WheatWe will examine the position of Saturn and Mars in the natal chart and also their transits over natal planets in the same natal chart. We may also discuss the Nodes. Herbal strategies will be discussed. Because Mars and Saturn are energetically opposite, these planets provide the best possible method of understanding ancient medical energetic models current from the Greek through the Renaissance eras. For historic example, we will take as many charts from the audience as time permits. A basic level of astrological knowledge helpful (know your signs and be comfortable viewing a birth chart). This is a rare event with limited seating.

See Disclaimer at program footer.

Time: 11am to 5pm
Price: $70
Location: The Multnomah Friend's Meeting House at 4312 SE Stark, Portland, OR  97215
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SPECIAL: Register for BOTH Post-Conference events for $120

Speaker Bios

THE 2017 LOST SECRETS OF RENAISSANCE MEDICINE: Herbs, Medical Astrology, Alchemy

Portland, Oregon August 12-13, 2017.

Produced by Judith Hill and The Renaissance School of Practical Astrology

Speaker Bios


Kira SutherlandKira Sutherland is an experienced Australian Naturopath, Nutritionist and Astrologer. She divides her time between clinical practice, writing and lecturing on health, well being and medical astrology. Kira is known for her vibrant, straight forward teaching style and has lectured in medical astrology across Australia, North America and Europe. In her private practice for over 20 years, Kira combines her knowledge in Naturopathy and her passion for Medical Astrology into a wonderful mix of mind/body medicine. and

Register for Kira's post-conference workshop Nature's Healers and the Zodiac


Judith HillJudith Hill is a master astrologer and award winning author of nine books including the classic Medical Astrololgy: Your Guide to Planetary Pathology and the classic The Astrological Body Types. She is also a Chartered Herbalist with The Dominion School of Herbal Sciences. Her scientific interests led her to complete ten years of statistical research in astro-genetics (with J. Thompson) and astro-seismology, (with M. Polit) resulting in several world published research works. Accepting an NCGR skeptic’s challenge, she perfectly matched five charts to five biographies in 1989, when she served as the Educational Director for the San Francisco National Council for Geocosmic Research and as a faculty member for The Institute of Stellar Influence Studies. Her interests in plant consciousness, life reverence, ancient medicine and history combine in the creation of The Lost Secrets of Renaissance Medicine conference. She is a professional musician and illustrator. As a publisher, she founded Stellium Press in 1992. She currently conducts a full range astrological practice and a genuine personal apprenticeship training through her Renaissance School of Practical Astrology.

Judith is the Creator/Producer of The Lost Secrets of Renaissance Medicine Conference.

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Sajah PophamSajah Popham, founder of Organic Unity and The School of Evolutionary Herbalism, is a seeker of the universal truths found within ancient and modern medical and spiritual traditions worldwide. His unique synthesis bridges herbalism not only east and west, but north and south, above and below. This universal philosophy encompasses indigenous wisdom, Ayurveda, western alchemy and spagyrics, astrology, clinical herbalism, and modern pharmacology for a truly new and holistic paradigm of herbalism. His approach utilizes plants not only for physical rejuvenation and healing, but also for the evolution of consciousness. Sajah’s teachings embody a heartfelt respect, honor and reverence for the vast intelligence of plants in a way that empowers us to look deeper into the nature of our medicines and ourselves. He lives in southern Oregon with his wife where he teaches and practices. For more information about his products and programs, visit and


Marcus Romano Marcus runs a full service astrological practice, specializing in both practical and spiritual applications of the science. He is the long time lead apprentice and office associate of Master Astrologer Judith Hill. Marcus has studied thousands of astrological charts and developed an understanding of different branches of astrology, with a specific focus on the integration of "western" astrology and Jyotish (the astrology native to India). His special interest is in the astrological implications of psychological disorders, spiritual remediation techniques, and selecting safe surgery dates.

Marcus is a certified permaculture designer and studied at Cobb Cottage with master natural builder and naturalist Ianto Evans as his garden apprentice. Marcus has worked at numerous organic farms, been involved in rain forest reforestation projects in Panama and learned about usage of herbs in the western and Ayurvedic systems. He has also studied and is adept in multiple other related topics including numerology, yogic studies, anthropology, cross-cultural mythology, literary studies and the law. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


THE 2017 LOST SECRETS OF RENAISSANCE MEDICINE: Herbs, Medical Astrology, Alchemy

August 12-13, 2017 Portland, Oregon

Ticket Prices

  • $125 - Early bird registration through June 1. $135 after June 1.
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  • $150 at door (If there is space. Please note that seating is limited.)
  • $75 - Day rate (day passes will be released in April if available)
  • GROUP RATES: Three or more persons: $120 each. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


REFUNDS: Full refund (minus paypal surcharges both ways) will be made if your request is made before August 7th (one full week in advance of conference opening.) No refund is available after August 7th if we are sold out and have turned away persons who would have taken your seat. However, if we have not sold out at the time you cancel, a three quarters refund (minus surcharges) will be available. Chances are good that we will sell out, so be sure to request a refund as early as possible and also check Facebook for persons seeking tickets after sell out.

TICKET SEEKERS: Last year after sell-out, last minute cancellers were quickly able to sell their tickets to new attendees on Facebook. Please check Facebook for posting of tickets-for-sale, and news of sell-out.

2014 Conference Recap


Produced by Judith Hill and The Renaissance School of Practical Astrology


by Judith Hill

Download the official 2014 Program here.

This last weekend, April 12th-13th, 2014 my long-awaited baby was born. The first "Lost Secrets of Reniassance Medicine: Herbs, Astrology and Alchemy." Despite late and paltry advertising the conference was attended by approximately 70 attendees, ages 20-70, representing several states. (See bottom for appropriate credits and contact info).

The atmosphere was super "charged" as ancient "indigenous western medicine" was presented by three of the best American speakers and scholars in this field. A large, full room of hungry minds and bright eyes greeted the speakers. Gorgeous, Renaissance music played at opening and breaks. It felt so good! Yellow daffodils filled the tables, and portraits of great Renaissance herbalist-astrologers festooned the walls. During the event, a bright young woman, (who does not wish to be credited) coined the term "psychochondriac" during the talk on "Supernatural Classes of Illness", widely recognized prior to 1700.

How did this unique conference come to be?


Since age ten, I've been gathering ancientmedical and astrological information from all angles, not realizing that all my eccentric obsessions conflated perfectly into what can be termed "Renaissance Medicine". One day, while reading the diary ofRenaissance physician-herbalist and master astrologer Joseph Blagrave ("Blagrave's Physick", republished by The Amercian Center for Astrology) I clearly saw how the entire tradition of Euro-Middle Eastern medicine was not only lost, but historically besmirched. We don't even "go there" because our high school history books chant "leeches and bleeding."

In fact, this system is not dissimilar to India's Ayurvedic tradition or ancient Chinese Herbal Medicine, both now gaining wide patronage, if not rare but occassional establishment acceptance. The Medieval and Renaissance West's "crown jewel" was the medicinal use of astrology for diagnoses, herbal harvest, administration of cure; and surgery. Telescopes and catscans have replaced the astrological chart, but what have we lost? Is not it pertinent to reexamine our medical past in order to bring to light its best lost and tossed secrets?

The idea dawned to have a small conference entitled "The Lost Secrets of Renaissance Medicine". Matthew Wood, the renowned, and widely beloved and voluminous speaker on herbal medicine agreed to join me.

It just so happens that Matthew possesses a superb knowledge of astrology and its publication history and medical conflations! This blended perfectly with my medical astrology expertise and significant herbal studies. He has authored many of the best and most fascinating texts on Herbal Medicine extant. His (and everyone else's) contact information is listed below. I highly recommend Wood's books to anyone interested in European and American herbal medicine.

While speaking at Nicole Pepper's truly amazing (and important!) "Portland Plant Medicine Conference", I spotted young Sajah Popham, a dred-locked alchemist-herbal practicioner. Here was someone authentically practicing the making of "spagyric" tinctures, in the precise manner of 17th century alchemists! This was like finding a rare and valuable, lost species of plant! To our great fortune, he agreed to join us.

Next, I approached Jaysen Paulson, president and creator of the new and quite active "Portland School of Astrology". I asked him if he would co-produce this conference with me in the position of logistics producer. He agreed, and our dream team was complete. (Jaysen also gave one talk.) Nicole Pepper, owner and producer of the renowned Portland Plant Medicine (held yearly in Portland, Oregon), agreed to assist with publicity.

This historic event was held atThe Bamboo Grove Salonat 134 SE Taylor St, in Portland,Oregon. This was one-track affair (with speakers this strong, why divide interest?), presented in a large warehouse-style room, filled with wooden benches, chairs, daffodils. John Renbourn's magical "The Lady and the Unicorn" played in the background. Vendors, books and snacks filled a side room. Sajah Popham and Nicole Pepper availed us of their excellent tinctures, and Judith's books were selling out.

Matthew's books were unavailable due to shipping charges. Beautiful, hand drawn astrological art charts, framed, were also available through Nicole Pepper's partner, whose name I unfortunately do not know.

The Program (now available for download):

  • Renaissance Medicine Introduction (Hill, Wood)
  • Alchemy, Spagyrics and Initiatic Medicine (Popham)
  • Zodiacal Man, As Above so Below (Hill) order now
  • Zodiacal Plant (Wood)
  • Astrological Vitality and Herbal Remedies for Your Sun Sign (Paulson) (not available)
  • A Key to Galen's Method of Physick (Wood)
  • Mars and Saturn in Renaissance Diagnosis (Hill) order now
  • Simplified Medical Chart Interpretation (Wood)
  • Supernatural Classes of Disease (Hill) order now
  • Lost Secrets of Renaissance Medicine Panel (Hill, Wood)
  • Post Conference Workshop with Judith Hill (included with full conference download)
  • Full conference including post-conference workshop order now


Personally, I'd be thrilled should anyone wished to reference this conference (see proper manner of credit representation, at bottom). For future conference venues, or write up permissions, please contact Judith Hill.

Matthew Wood can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sajah Popham: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jaysen Paulson:

Judith Hill, MedicalAstrology101 online course, orThe Renaissance School of Practical Astrology (apprentice program) contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


All references to this historic conference should be referenced in the following manner. Please follow this protocol with any interview with any party listed as speaking for or producing this conference. Note: If any other credit references are seen on the web, or if my credit references are seen as missing, please notify me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


For write ups and all credits, always: Just say this: "The First" Lost Secrets of Renaissance Medicine Conference. Then under it write the following three credits:
The Lost Secrets of Renaissance Medicine ™ © Judith Hill
Ideational Producer, Owner: Judith Hill
Logistics Producers: Portland School of Astrology and Portland Plant Medicine

Trines to all,
Judith Hill