Soulful Astrology: Bringing the Planets Down to Earth
Plato taught that spirit ascends to the heavens while soul descends into the body. Spirit is upward and outward; soul is downward and inward. William Blake wrote, “Body is a portion of a Soul discerned by the five senses.” For millennia, a right-handed, left-brained, male-dominated culture aimed astrology toward the stars. Now, our culture is embracing gender fluidity that is transforming astrology with its left-handed, right-brained feminine perspective, requiring us to embody the cosmos instead of reaching outwardly toward it. Carl Jung wrote, “One who looks outside, dreams. One who looks inside awakens.”
Post Conference Workshop
Improving Natal Chart Consultations: Where the Planets Meet the Earth
There is an ongoing dance between learning new astrological techniques and actually applying them in our work with clients. How many techniques can we bring into a consultation? What are tried and true methods to improve our chart reading skills and hone our consultation skills?
Participants of this workshop will explore the dynamics of client sessions, the wide variety of goals astrologers have for doing client charts, and some basic pitfalls that we can learn to avoid. Rick will guide us through several different approaches to chart work and share his own goals and methods. Using concepts from “Quantum Astrology,” you will learn Rick’s method of prioritizing the importance of different factors in a reading. We will explore aspect synthesis, using chart patterns and harmonic resonance. We will learn how to focus on the most important issues presented by a chart, using natal analysis, transits, and secondary progressions by synthesizing the data. We will focus on the analysis of life-changing transitions as catalyzed by the transiting outer planets and on Rick’s additions to Grant Lewi’s techniques of tracking transiting Saturn over the angles and through the four quadrants.
Rather than emphasizing the client session as a performance by the astrologer, we will gain practical knowledge and experience of changing the traditional dynamics of chart reading. Volunteers will be taken from class for real-time live demonstrations of these techniques. Class participants will gain a fresh perspective that can be incorporated into their client work, no matter what their current skill level and regardless of what specific techniques comprise the body of their work
Rick’s philosophy is simple: Astrology is a tool for empowerment, understanding, and creativity. His unique approach combines astrology and spirituality, science and religion, and the head and the heart. Founding Trustee of Kepler College. Coauthored Barnes and Noble’s annual Your Astrology Guides (2006-2013). Rick’s online Daily Horoscope Column reached millions daily for twenty years. His instructional YouTube videos and courses currently reach tens of thousands of students every month. AWARDS: “International Astrologer of the Year Award” (Kolkata, India, 2018), “Fomalhaut Award for Astrological Excellence” (Turkish School of Astrology, 2019), and “Favorite Social Media Content Creator” (ISAR, 2022).
Contact Rick at http://www.stariq.com/