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Mythological & Archetypal [clear filter]
Friday, May 25

9:00am CDT

Lilith represents the desire and force to live in equality between women and men and not be dominated by an authority in which we don´t believe. When Lilith is emphasized in the natal chart, the person lives out Lilith’s energy strongly. Because the four astrological Lilith's (Dark Moon, Black Moon, Asteroid 1181 and Algol) share the Lilith Myth, they have similar characteristics, however, many times it is possible to differentiate how each one works.

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Monica Escalante-Ochoa

President, AstroMexico-NCGR
Monica Escalante-Ochoa is a Mexican astrologer with a NCGR-PAA Level IV certification. She is president and founder of the AstroMexico Chapter. Monica has been a practicing astrologer since 1996, being a national and international lecturer and teacher. She has written astrological... Read More →

Friday May 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
Sheffield Room

11:00am CDT

Hold it, Burn it, Hoard it, Spend: Money Archetypes in Astrology
Beyond the financial houses in the birth chart, our relationship with money tends to run along mythic tracks, We may be hoarders or profligates, misers or risk takers, Most of us work for money but it ends up working on us, psychologically and spiritually. Saturn and Jupiter describe the two extremes of fear and generosity that ricochet from abundance to lack. This talk will examine the way soul works through money in our lives.

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Lynn Bell

Lynn Bell Astrology
Lynn Bell is a Paris based consulting astrologer, author and teacher with a psychological, archetypalapproach to a lifetime in astrology. Lynn lectures internationally, and was a longtime tutor for the CPAin London. She now teaches for MISPA online, as well as Astrology University... Read More →

Friday May 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm CDT
Clark Room

2:30pm CDT

Planetary Interiority: Hillman and the Archetypal Psyche
James Hillman’s writings provide an invaluable foundation for understanding the bridge between psychology and astrology. Yet Hillman’s theoretical frame and mythopoetic perspective are rarely mentioned in astrological circles, despite the rich opportunity for cross-fertilization his work offers. This presentation explores these fertile possibilities by introducing the four modes of imagining in Hillman’s groundbreaking opus Re-Visioning Psychology (1974) and their significance in an archetypal psychological approach to astrology. The four modes of imagining:
  • Dehumanizing: moving from the personal to transpersonal
  • Psychologizing: seeing through from the literal to the metaphorical
  • Pathologizing: moving an affliction into a sense of hidden purpose
  • Personifying: moving from principle to presence

Friday May 25, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm CDT
Los Angeles Room

4:30pm CDT

Healing the Chiron-Wound
Chiron is often seen as a collective wound that is hard to heal. My decades long research clearly showed that it is a wound that originates from the unbalanced history of our culture, religion and family, unbalanced in masculine and feminine energies. It’s a history that wants to be solved in our life and I will show examples what this wound really wants to tell us. And yes, the wound can be healed…

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Karen Hamaker-Zondag

Recipient of the Regulus Award for Education in 1998 Astrological practice plus teaching astrology for more than 40 years I have written 36 books in Dutch, some of them are translated Editor of the Dutch Astrological Journal Symbolon Speaker at international conferences Teaching in... Read More →

Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CDT
Armitage Room
Saturday, May 26

9:00am CDT

Planetary Symbolism & the Language of Archetypes
Planetary Archetypes exist within and outside us as symbols, originally based on mother/Moon and father/Sun, and carry multiple layers of meaning. Symbolic thinking taps into unconscious mythic layers of being, triggered into development at certain times and patterns. As mutable, contradictory, and magical, they return us to our origins. Jung’s “collective unconscious” is our gestation, which we will explore here. We choose our forms and change those choices through time and our paths of development.

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A.T. Mann

A.T. Mann (B.Arch. Cornell) is an astrologer, architect and designer. His books are: The Round Art, A New Vision of Astrology, Mandala Astrological Tarot, The Divine Plot, Astrology and Reincarnation; Sacred Landscapes and more. Life Time Astrology is based on the spiral solar system... Read More →

Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
Michigan/MI State

2:30pm CDT

Honey in the Heart: Emotional Alchemy of the Venus Pentangle
The orbit of Venus has a highly aesthetic cycle. Every eight years, "she" goes retrograde five times, describing a pentagonal star around the zodiac. During these repeating cycles, the goddess descends below the horizon to commune with the Sun, pulling us deep into a personal process of emotional alchemy. We’ll look at how this exercise in heart intelligence works individually and in relationships, while considering the larger meaning of the current cycle.

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Kelley Hunter

Kelley Hunter, Ph.D. is a seasoned Depth Astrologer and AstroMythologist. Her teaching and consultation work are informed by psychology, spirituality, stargazing and creative processes, primarily visual and dramatic arts. Author of Living Lilith: Four Dimensions of the Cosmic Feminine... Read More →

Saturday May 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm CDT
Miami Room

4:30pm CDT

In Praise of Melancholy - Reframing Jupiter and Saturn
Fear and faith, effort and grace, must we tremble in the presence of Saturn while desperately hoping for the embrace of Jupiter’s beneficence? Can we find something of value in Saturn’s province? Is it possible we misread Saturn’s blessing as curse? Come explore how to reframe our understanding of these imaginal gods toward greater professional and personal enrichment.

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Brad Kochunas

Brad Kochunas is a therapeutic astrologer and retired clinical mental health counselor. He spent three decades behind the scenes in prison doing counseling and teaching astrology. He is an award winning writer, educator, and popular speaker at conferences. He still sees occasional... Read More →

Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CDT
Sunday, May 27

9:00am CDT

Neptune's Immensities
During the Romantic Era, when Neptune was discovered, prominent art critic and writer John Ruskin noted, “The imagination is never governed. It is always the ruling and Divine power.” This talk explores the complexities, confusions, and other-worldly realities of Neptune, including the wide-ranging terrain of Romanticism, enchantment, the god Dionysus (god of theatre and wine), Orpheus, poetry, escapism, Eternity, illusion, and fantasy – all of which thrive via imagination. Includes film clips and chart examples.

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Shawn Nygaard

Imagine Astrology
Shawn Nygaard is an archetypal astrologer from Minneapolis, MN. He is a tutor for MISPA (Mercury Internet School of Psychological Astrology). He spoke at the 2015 conference of the Astrological Association, and presented at the London School of Astrology, Nightlight Astrology, MISPA... Read More →

Sunday May 27, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
Sheffield Room

11:00am CDT

Does Uranus Make Me Gay? How Uranus Came to be Associated with Homosexuality in the Birth Chart
The archetype of the “Divine Hermaphrodite” has its roots in Plato. By tracing its history from Plato’s Symposium to Karl Heinrich Ulrich’s coining of the term “Uranian” in the 1860s to describe male and female homosexuals, I’ll demonstrate how a social trend that existed independently of Astrology got adopted by Astrology to describe a specific planetary function in the horoscope and how this informed interpretations dealing with relationships, sex, and sexuality from the 1930s on.

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Christopher Renstrom

Christopher Renstrom is the creator of Rulingplanets.com, an online astrology site based on his bestselling book, Ruling Planets. He currently writes the daily horoscopes for the San Francisco Chronicle and SFGate.com. Renstrom also lectures on the history of astrology in America... Read More →

Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm CDT
Sheffield Room

2:30pm CDT

Liberating Trickster: the Art of Critique and Blessing, in Personal and Collective Cahooting
Whatever planets we speak to in another is the part of them we are inviting to dance with that corresponding part of ourselves. (Why we want to discern, but not judge, because the latter invites the least evolved part of others to dance with the least evolved part of ourselves. Never pretty.) We honor each planet as representing a living Intelligence residing within us, connecting us to the world (gleaning 22 years of astro*politico radio.)

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Caroline Casey

Chief Trickster, Coyote Network News
Caroline: creator of Coyote Network News - mythological news service for the Trickster Redeemer within us all; astro* mytho* politico* guiding* meta-narrative *myriad venues; 26-years-host Visionary Activist Radio show  Critique and solution - guests are planets and liberating humans... Read More →

Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm CDT
Clark Room

4:30pm CDT

The Stare of Cetus and Other Hazards in the Chart Using Visual Astrology
Visual Astrology is the astrology of working with the whole sky. It does not replace the horoscope but rather complements it. It adds a sky narrative which reveals different facets of ourselves not necessarily obvious or even present in the natal horoscope. This lecture looks at some of those myths and the challenges they present when your planets are there natally or travel through them in predictive work.

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Darrelyn Gunzburg

Director, Astro Logos Ltd
Darrelyn Gunzburg (PhD, BA Hons) is a consulting, teaching astrologer and co-principal of Astro Logos Ltd. Astrological publications: Life After Grief: An Astrological Guide to Dealing with Loss (2004), AstroGraphology, the hidden link between your horoscope and your handwriting (2009... Read More →

Sunday May 27, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CDT
Kansas City Room
Monday, May 28

9:00am CDT

Hephaestus: Rejection, Envy and Creativity
Hephaestus, the crippled smith, is conceived by his mother without a father, then rejected for his deformity. His myth illuminates the shadow issues around Jupiter, about not being good enough, in a parent's eyes. Hephaestus, the devalued masculine, is courted for his ingenuity and skill, mocked for his wife's infidelity. We will look at mothers and sons, and how creativity may bring healing to envy.

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Lynn Bell

Lynn Bell Astrology
Lynn Bell is a Paris based consulting astrologer, author and teacher with a psychological, archetypalapproach to a lifetime in astrology. Lynn lectures internationally, and was a longtime tutor for the CPAin London. She now teaches for MISPA online, as well as Astrology University... Read More →

Monday May 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
Clark Room

11:00am CDT

Goddess of Many Faces: How Astrology Evolves and Reveals Itself Differently in Different Eras
The astrology that emerged in the twentieth century from the work of Dane Rudhyar and other pioneers of its rebirth after its earlier modern eclipse is very different from the astrologies practiced in medieval Europe or the Hellenistic age, not to mention those from other cultures altogether. We will explore this mystery, and examine the deep coherence between different astrologies and the cultural Zeitgeists in which they’re embedded.

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Richard Tarnas

Richard Tarnas is professor of psychology and cultural history at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where he founded the graduate program in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness. He is the author of The Passion of the Western Mind, a history of the Western world view... Read More →

Monday May 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm CDT
Purdue/Wisconsin Room

2:30pm CDT

Alchemy and Astrology: East Meets West
How does alchemy relate to our lives and charts? Alchemy describes an archetypal process, and where we are in the process can be seen in the imagery that emerges in dream, art, and astrology. We go into the basics of alchemy's practice and principles, comparing these to 2 Eastern systems. After a visualization, we will learn the alchemical stages with their psychological and astrological dimensions, using case material and visualization imagery.

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Claudia Bader

A psycho-spiritual experiential astrologer who loves research and prediction, Claudia has pioneered the interface between psychoanalysis, astrology, alchemy, art, and mandalas since 1973. Using multimedia, she has taught this mix in Asia, Europe, Canada, and the US Creator and facilitator... Read More →

Monday May 28, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm CDT
Indiana/Iowa Room

4:30pm CDT

Virgo as an Archetype of Creativity, Loss, and Renewal
To make the real is to sacrifice the ideal. Three Greek myths of the Virgin describe different facets of the doubt, sorrow, and grief that always accompany the choice to create, embody, and incarnate ourselves and our dreams. This talk will discuss these stories and the compassionate perspective they offer of our human difficulties with surrender to the cycles of loss and renewal (and retrogradation) that become the warp and weft of any creative life.

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Jason Holley

Jason Holley is an astrologer and psychotherapist in the US. He has taught extensively on mythology, astrology, and psychology. Jason has developed and teaches expressive and experiential approaches to astrology using psychodrama, art-making, movement, and somatic psychologies. He... Read More →

Monday May 28, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CDT
Tuesday, May 29

9:00am CDT

From Mars to Venus in the Inner-Outer World
Since Pluto went into Capricorn in 2008 and Neptune into Pisces in 2011/12, we have watched most of our social structures undergo meltdown and transformation. For most of this time, Uranus was in Mars-ruled Aries. Now that it has entered Venus-ruled Taurus, we shall explore how we might listen for new dimensions opening within us, so to creatively partake in the very different sort of revolution arising.

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Darby Costello

Darby Costello studied astrology in the 1960s in Boston. After living in Africa 12 years, she moved to London and in 1988 began teaching at the Centre for Psychological Astrology, where she became Head Tutor. She teaches at several international astrology schools, writes books, does... Read More →

Tuesday May 29, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
Clark Room

11:00am CDT

Passion and Power: Exploring Pluto
Pluto’s process echoes the myth of descent – a period of despair in a place of darkness followed by a return to life, conscious that one has been irrevocably changed. He offers an image of both tyrant and victim, healer and destroyer. We will explore different facets and stories of the dark god, and the geography of the underworld, bearing witness to the experience of Pluto both natally as part of the archetype of the shadow, and by transit as passages of grief and loss, renewal and resurrection.

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Carole Taylor

CAROLE TAYLOR is a full-time astrologer, combining teaching, lecturing, writing and client work. She is a longstanding tutor at the Faculty of Astrological Studies and its Director of Studies and Oxford Summer School programme coordinator. Carole has taught workshops in Bali, Goa... Read More →

Tuesday May 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm CDT
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