Astrology is not fate; it is a symbolic language that cultivates the awareness necessary to unlock the gate to our free will. This seminar will be the beginning of a series facilitated by Nate Speare, a Jungian Psychological Astrologer who has studied with the great Montgomery Taylor and works with the Carl Jung Center and ARAS (Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism). We will focus on how to understand astrology through the myths that give it substance. Astrology gives us the timing of cosmic energy and events, but mythology is what gives us the meaning of those events. Through understanding the symbolic undertones of planetary interaction in astrology, and inquiring into how these myths are expressing themselves in the collective and personal psyche, we can approach our lives in an imaginative and self-empowered way.
The planets of astrology channel archetypes, or characters that human beings use to represent cosmic forces that are better illuminated than merely explained. These archetypes are inner persons that work to refine their life within us as our souls unfold. They express themselves on a wide spectrum, from savage to elegant and everywhere in between. This series will be about the art of symbolically interpreting the unfoldment of these cosmic characters by looking at their cycles and their relationships to each other (planetary aspects).
The seminar will begin with a forecast for the month with particular attention to relationships that create tension and manifestation (in traditional astrology, “hard aspects”). We will discuss the New Moon and the “square” (angle of manifestation) between Saturn and Neptune. We will look at how the Sun, Moon and Pluto, in light of the New Moon, can express themselves in empowering and disempowering ways. We will also look at empowering and disempowering ways that Saturn and Neptune can challenge each other, and how to utilize this awareness to enrich our lives. The session will conclude with the presentation of a brief “Astro-Drama”, examining how the planets talk to each other.
The Square: Tension & Manifestation
New Beginnings: Pluto, Hecate & Mercury
Inspired Manifestation: Saturn Challenges Neptune