In every path of Western Esotericism, or Mystery Tradition, the scope of study often opens doors to subjects like Tarot, Qabalah, Alchemy, Herbalism, Theurgy, Ceremonial Magick, etc. But along these lines, one will often find Astrology, to some degree, as a common thread in supporting the understanding of these occult philosophies and practices. These days, Astrology is commonly perceived as a tool for divination or personality analysis, however it is so much more than that. Astrology is the study of fate and fortune, and traditionally, it was used to predict widespread events and disasters, to connect with spirits, and to elect auspicious days and times to do anything and everything from the magical to the mundane.
Astrology is fascinating, but it’s also very complex, and can be, understandably, very overwhelming for most people. As magical practitioners, astrology eventually comes into play whether or not you have genuine interest, or avoid it like the plague. So, the goal here isn’t to train you to become an astrologer, but rather to provide the basic resources, understanding and vocabulary that will support, and enrich, both your magical workings and perspective in a fun and practical way. In this class, amongst other topics, we will discuss and explore the zodiacal signs & houses, the planetary days & hours, the lunar phases & mansions, and of course, a little bit of chart interpretation!
Please come to class prepared with paper, a pencil, and a printout of your “Astrological Natal Chart.” …or at least knowledge of your Exact Birthdate, Birthplace & Time of Birth. As this class will present a hands-on approach to astrology, I’ve found that students often prefer/ find it easier to learn the class content through their own chart, however it is not necessary. If any of that information happens to be unknown, we can provide sample charts for you to work with.
$28 /class; $3 discount if paid in cash.
If the series is paid in full before the start of the second class, the price is $83 ($80 cash)