About David Arner
David Arner is dedicated to the ongoing translation of the language of the cosmos into human understanding. To do so he blends ancient and modern astrology, and combines the rigor of technique with a commitment to spiritual awareness. His work is based on the assumption that humanity is not separate from the cosmos, but one with it.
David has been doing astrology consultations since 1987, and has been teaching astrology since 1992 through classes, lectures and workshops. He served on the NCGR (National Council for Geocosmic Research) Board of Directors from 1997 to 2000 and remains an active member of the NCGR Professional Astrologers Alliance Board of Examiners, since 1998. He also worked as an astrology consultant at Omega Institute (Rhinebeck NY, 1999-2001).
As a member of the national board, he authored the NCGR Code of Ethics and was instrumental in its acceptance. He was also the first ethics director for NCGR. As a member of the board of examiners, he evaluated several applications under the grandfathering program in 1999, and worked on the revisions of the NCGR certification exams (2001-2003).
Having graduated from Oberlin College in 1973 with a combined major in music, philosophy and religion, David Arner began studying astrology in 1981 with Louis Acker and Mary Orser in Woodstock, NY and was strongly influenced by Rob Hand through an intensive workshop with Hand in 1987. Arner received his NCGR Certification as a Consulting Astrologer in 1994.
Articles on various topics by David Arner have appeared in The Mountain Astrologer, The International Astrologer, Considerations, NCGR Memberletters and Issues and Ethics in the Profession of Astrology (ed. Glenn Perry 2005).
Lectures, panel discussions and workshops have included the Woodstock Astrological Festival (1994), New York NCGR (1996), United Astrology Conference (Atlanta 1998), Wainwright House (Rye 1997-1998), Center for Symbolic Studies (New Paltz 1998), Deer Hill Center (Wappingers Falls 1999-2000) and NCGR Education Conferences (Orlando 1996, Hartford 2001, Minneapolis 2003).
Arner is also an accomplished jazz pianist and composer, having received a Fellowship Award from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1980. He served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Drama/Dance at Bard College (1992-1996) and is currently on the music faculty at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Bard College.