Saturday, 3th May 2003, Liz Greene,
Ashes to Ashes and Dust to Dust; Exploring the Earthy Houses
The earthy houses are traditionally associated with worldly matters
as money, health and career, and as such have not been accorded
the deeper importance and value they deserve. When we want to know
whether we will be successful, or whether we will fall ill, we consider
planets in these houses; but otherwise they are not viewed psychologically,
nor do we explore links such as the relationship between mother
and vocation, or the equation of the physical body with self-value,
or the nature of illness as a reflection of inner conflicts. Although
psychological astrologers perceive everything in the horoscope as
symbolic, nevertheless there is a tendency to interpret planets
in these houses literally, missing their more profound significance
and the spheres of the inner life of which the body and its worldly
expressions are a metaphor.
This seminar will explore the many subtle levels of the earthy houses,
and the deeper meaning of planets placed there, natally and by transit
and progression. These houses, which include the MC as the cusp
of the 10th, are a reflection of how we need to shape and embody
what we are, and ultimately it is these houses which decide how
able we are to incarnate the individual identity with which we are
Saturday, 25th Januar 2003, Liz
What goes around comes around - the moon and childhood (Fully
The deeply ingrained patterns reflected by the Moon in the birth
chart reflect not only our maternal inheritance, but also our capacity
to interact on an emotional level with other people and with life.
Natal aspects to the Moon, even more than its sign and house placement,
can be viewed as a vivid picture of what we encounter in the first
ten months of life and how we react to it, shaping our responses
and colouring our perceptions of other people.
This seminar will explore the Moon‘s natal position, particularly
its applying and separating aspects, not only in terms of the psychological
inheritance from and perception of the personal mother, but also
in terms of the early and permanent shaping of our inner nature.
Many conflicts and problems in both relationships and in health
matters are related to lunar aspects, and insight can help to release
energy and alter and enrich the level if not the meaning of the
Moon‘s expression in the birth chart.
Students are invited to bring their natal chart on transparency,
and also if possible the chart of the personal mother, to explore
the relationship between the natal Moon and the person with whom
we form our first emotional bond.
Saturday, 15th March 2003, Liz
The Transit of Uranus into Pisces: Redefining God
In March 2003, Uranus leaves its seven-year passage through Aquarius
and enters Pisces for the first time in 84 years. At the same time,
it will be forming a trine to transiting Saturn in Cancer, a critical
phase of the Saturn-Uranus cycle which began in 1989. Although Uranus
moves back into Aquarius for a while, major changes will begin to
occur, not only in the collective psyche, but also in those individuals
with planets in the early part of the mutable signs.
This seminar will explore the possibilities of the forthcoming transit,
historically, in terms of national charts, as a reflection of profound
changes in the collective psyche, and, most importantly for the
astrological student, in terms the meaning and psychological impact
of this Uranus transit to individuals with natal planets or angles
at the beginning of Pisces, Virgo, Gemini and
8th November 2003, Liz Greene, Zurich
How to be a Fly on the Wall: Exploring the Air Houses
The air houses are generally known as houses of "relationship",
yet they do not pertain to human feeling. They are also sometimes
called the "social" houses, yet they are not concerned with emotional
interaction between human beings. What, then, are they really about?
What do we mean when we use terms such as "communication" and "education"
in relation to the 3rd house? What role do siblings play in our
psychological development? What is an 11th house "group", and who
gets invited to join? And when we describe the 7th house as "partners",
who is really described by planets placed at this angle of the birth
chart? The air houses, like the element they represent, are subtle
and elusive, and those with planets placed here have particular
gifts they need to develop and particular difficulties in making
peace with the world as it is. This seminar will examine the meaning
of the air houses and the planets in them, natally and in transit
and progression, through myth, psychological patterns and individual
case material. Seminar participants are welcome to bring their own
charts on transparency.
Saturday, 6th December
2003, Liz Greene, Zurich
Under a different heaven: A psychological exploration
Different places, like different
people, bring out different facets of our personalities. Although
our birth horoscope reflects our essential self, even a short stay
in a new location can heighten certain dimensions of our character,
sometimes with happy results and sometimes with uncomfortable ones.
The study of relocation charts is fascinating, and increasingly
relevant as the world¹s population becomes more and more mobile,
but these charts are not often dealt with on a deeper psychological
level. This seminar will explore how changes in place can shift
the angles and house cusps of the birth chart, so that the planetary
patterns which reflect our innate character and development process
are expressed on different levels and in different ways in different
places. Participants are welcome to bring relevant charts on transparencies
for the overhead projector.