Saturday 10 February 1996
Liz Greene, England: The Astrology of Death
The subject of death is an uncomfortable one for the astrologer,
not least because astrological tradition was deeply concerned
with predicting death and this approach is often confusing
or impossible for a psychologically inclined practitioner.
This seminar will explore through examples not only the kinds
of configuration which occur at the time of death, but also
the thorny issue of whether or not death is predictable, and
on what level. Additional complications such as suicide will
be examined, as well as the moral issues confronting the astrologer
who is asked to predict death for a client.
Saturday 23 March 1996
Charles Harvey, England: Polarities -- Keys to Chart Interpretation
Jung said, "The psychology of the individual is the balance
of opposites within him". Analysing the birth chart in terms
of its different opposites is one of the simplest yet most
powerful keys to our own and our clients' self-awareness.
This seminar will explore the dynamics, paradoxes and creative
resolutions of such polarities as Sun-Moon, Venus-Mars, and
Saturn with each of the planets.
Saturday 29 June 1996
Charles Harvey, England: Transits and the Individuation Process
Our journey from the embrace of the Great Mother to the
embrace of our own individual soul is a perilous and demanding
one. Paradoxically, the cycles of the outer planets which
mark out the current developments within the collective consciousness
are also the keys and signposts to our own individual growth
and self-awareness. This seminar explores how we may better
listen to and work with these cycles in "the work" with ourselves
and our clients.
Saturday 28 September 1996
Liz Greene, Küsnacht: Uranus and the Art of Stealing Fire
Uranus is usually defined in astrology as "individuality",
yet this outer planet has little to do with individual values
and development. This seminar will explore the Uranian spirit
as a powerful collective force affecting both individuals
and groups. We will examine not only the planet's meaning
in the individual birth chart, but also in national charts,
and historically in its cyclical configurations with other
planets and their repercussions in human social, scientific,
religious and artistic development.
Saturday 23 November 1996
Liz Greene, Küsnacht: The Transits of Saturn and Uranus
The movements of Saturn and Uranus form a pattern of cyclical
development which affects everyone at particular stages in
life. Father and son yet eternal enemies in myth, these planets
reflect internal needs and drives which pull us in opposite
directions. This seminar will explore both planets, in terms
of their meaning individually and together as a dynamic pair,
in aspect to natal planets and to their own natal positions,
to gain greater understanding of certain critical junctures
Saturday 30 November 1996
Charles Harvey, England: The Astrology of Death Part 2
Following on Liz Greene's Part 1, Charles will look further
at this all important, but usually avoided, dimension of life.
Death comes to us all. Part of the traditional astrologer's
job was to assess when the terminus vitae would be
likely to arrive. Modern astrologers eschew such fatalism.
There are many deaths. Dying to our old habits and assumptions,
letting go, losing control, facing "the end of the road" in
work, family and relationships, can be as difficult as facing
the inevitability of the physical end of our own life and
our loved ones. Astrology, through transits, progressions
and other methods, offers us powerful indications of such
Rites of Passage and helps us to think about, and co-operate
with, the inevitability of change and Death itself.