THE CLASSES are all enhanced with rich power point presentations for which Erin is well known, and were recorded on GoToMeeting. The mv4’s are easily downloaded, and organized for you to create your own folder filing of the “Foundations of Archetypal Psychological Astrology in Practice” Course . . . thank you! Each class leads to the next and each Module to the next. Erin uses horoscopes from the classes (this is a “live” course), to show how we live our lives out in so many ways possible with particular examples – living the archetypal life in practical, fulfilling ways . . . working with difficult and graceful aspects.
- Classes are 2.5 hours each (*n.b. Module 1, Class 1 is a 4 hour seminar) Gods and Mortals: Cosmos to Chaos – the Introduction to the foundational classical gods and their archetypal underpinning of the psyche and our planets in contemporary psychological astrology.
Capstone Module for the Course
MODULE 3 – THE HOROSCOPE IN MOTION: Creating our Future
Class 1: FOUNDATIONS: BECOMING – THE MOON, THE SUN and MERCURY / VENUS CYCLES:
The second we are born, our natal horoscope instantly becomes a transiting chart . . .
We start with the 1st year of life, and the Moon’s transit around the horoscope in the first month of life as the preverbal, embedded, visceral origins of responses to our environment. The Sun and its first annual transit as it conjoins each planet in sequential order, along with the 13 transits of the Moon in one year. This first year of life seen through this lens, creates a template of “being-ness” and foundational responses as core receptors for all transits to come. The “Solar Siblings” – Mercury/Hermes and Venus/Aphrodite – are treated in depth, with their weaving to and fro the sun (from our view) their retrograde cycles, and their deep personal significance as the ambassadors of the sun – the “identity trinity” . . . We may not know our intimate history of the first year of life, but as our life unfolds, patterns emerge and a form of re-collection occurs deep in the psyche and our viscera.
Class 2: ESTABLISHMENT of IDENTITY: MARS, JUPITER and SATURN CYCLES:
The evolution of our Consciousness and the process of individuation is just that – it is not formulaic, and from the natal horoscope, we will again emphasize awareness through the psychological eye. Using the mid-sequence planets, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, we explore Identity based on core Self and the emphasis of family, society and our relationship with/to it. The cycles of Mars every 2 years and 2 months, Jupiter returns every 1 year and 1 month, and the now famous Saturn Return is marked – it has 4 major cycles in its 29.5 year. No transit of a planet is ever experienced in the same way – ever – but the experience from the first transit to the next is familiar and thus can be evolutionary. Knowing this accelerates consciousness. As we experience a strong transit, we embed that into our system and from that, it will evolve to yet another psychological state of being Class horoscope/s used to demonstrate processes’ and alignment of transits and experiences.
Class 3: OPTIONS IN CONSCIOUSNESS: URANUS, NEPTUNE and PLUTO CYCLES
We focus on the transit of outer planets – Uranus, Neptune and Pluto – and their unique one-off transits and their cycles of retrogression as ‘gestation cycles’. In natal charts they act as “options in consciousness”. Prior to March 13, 1781, these options we didn’t or couldn’t language in the same way as we now do.
The pattern of the outermost planets have three stages over an 18 month period, culminating in the birth of an illumination that has been in mysterious incubation in your psyche – and they always coincide with meaningful events and rarely predictable as events . . . As we learned from all the previous classes, we can get a feel for an archetypal expression . . . and in the ongoing movement of outer planet transits there are precise stages:
1st Shock and awe
2nd Some level of Comprehension
3rd A lifetime process of change in consciousness
The fact is the outer planets never repeat the same transiting aspect to your natal chart – likely even Uranus. However, if you live to your Uranus return c. 84, and older (this can be good!) it may repeat a contact to a natal planet again, but it will be – truth be told – the last time!
The outer planets are particularly powerful in their cycles, and each transit originated from your natal position . . . thus, the natal horoscope holds the future of your timing and cycles of personal crisis, breakthrough, transition and evolution. There is no formula for individuation, but a deeply intimate, transformational cycle always present in an outer planet tranist.
This class presents a finale, coming to the deepest and most mysterious and wholly unique planets as options in consciousness. We can choose or are often forced to access our personal unconscious and the collective unconscious in synchrony with these planets and their transiting aspects. They always bring greater awareness and change in our lives – and, yes, they can be very difficult, and yes, it requires a huge amount of ‘work’ and consciousness – even relinquishing is liberating. There is a full treatment of the retrograde cycle. (Personal class example horoscope/s are used)
(n.b. With Pluto in Capricorn on outward now in 2015, there are 5 ‘passes’ and those will increase
in number as it moves against the zodiac more “slowly” – till it gets to Taurus where it spends 32 years
– while in Scorpio it spent 11 years! Think about that!)