September 2012 Newsletter
Hello my friends,
It is a beautiful summer here in Santa Fe, New Mexico, far too hot for a month, followed by perfection. Now the monsoon and cooler weather approaches . . . with stunning lightning storms followed by double and triple rainbows!
This is a most unsettling time for all of us in both inner and outer ways . . . each one of us is personally undergoing a critical period of time that is forcing growth and awareness. The global crisis so evident is experienced within each of us in our own unique way.
When there are such dramatic planetary aspects in the heavens, it is essential to realize that there is something YOU can do: the astrology of the times is extreme and ongoing, hence we share the experience of both excitement and apprehension. Because we individuate collective global transits through our own horoscopes, and thus into our psyche and consciousness, I find great comfort in knowing what these aspects are, and how I might use them best – this knowledge does not change the reality of events, but it offers both personal understanding of our own “work” as well as helps us from falling into the collective fear, anger and feelings of helplessness.
The planet Uranus, in Aries, is the medium for innovation and revolution - both. We all have a personal need for this transformative participation in the global ethos. The planet Pluto, in Capricorn, is about detoxification and cleansing as well as ridding old and outmoded habits and ways of being, thinking and doing.
In small ways we can move this profound, insightful process along. My client work is enriched with people who are finding ways to alleviate anxiety and fear of the unknown. Being in transition, in the threshold of change is both exciting and alarming. The real value in personalizing the collective lies in improving the collective by that much. Every step forward, or even every liminal experience, contributes to the evolution of the whole. Keep that in mind, the more you accept the overall, the better you perform. The better you perform your own direction and revolution of being, the more interesting and exciting life becomes. This is not to live in a dream world, no, but to live intensely in the moment, and become intimate with the profound immensity of our experience.Please feel free to contact me, and explore ways of making the changes you want to make, and the timing in which you are called forward to new thresholds, and directions.
Just to keep me busy and undergoing my own intense experience of my life, I have some exciting events upcoming over the next few months that I want to share with you –
February 2013 - I will be doing focus classes on specific subjects – there will be five 90 minute-classes for each Course, and on weekend days, so that both North American and European students can take part in them. I will announce them in my November newsletter! Meanwhile, if you are interested in studying with me in the comfort of your own home, and want more information on them, please email me and I will put you on the priority list. Classes will be held at Noon Pacific Time through 8:00 pm UK and 9:00 pm Euro Time on Sundays.
Certification Course News
Meanwhile, my six-month training course is in its last weeks! The course, Working with Astrology: Principles and Practice of Contemporary Psychological Astrology, has been in session almost six months now and has been truly an amazing experience. The students are excellent and taking it all in and working with the weekly classes, doing creative projects from all possible angles.
In mid-January 2013 this course will be put on my website, in its entirety, for sale as a package for a home-study self-directed course. It will come in screen image format, well as downloadable PDF’s for each class. It will also be available in audio-only mp3 format, with all the diagrams/charts provided along with the mp3 files.
In all it is 18 two-hour lessons (32 hours of teaching) – a full course of study. I will announce it in my newsletter and on my website when the course is up on my website for purchase.
Meanwhile, here is the activity that is going on over the next months:
2012 October 14th
Session 4: The Planetary Cycles with Erin Sullivan 12pm Los Angeles • 3pm New York • 8pm London • 9pm Paris
- The cycles of Mars as process of self-becoming and individuation
- The cycles of Mercury Retrograde as times for reflection and soul searching
- Looking at the cycles of Jupiter for 12 year opportunity and philosophical growth
- Saturn as the time-keeper of our Personal Heroic Journey
Presented by Reality Sandwich and Nightlight Astrology, join Nightlight Astrology founder and RS Contributing Editor/author of "Fishers of Men: The Gospel of an Ayahuasca Vision Quest," Adam Elenbaas, along with guest astrologers VerDarLuz, Eric Meyers, Erin Sullivan, and Ari Moshe Wolfe. Over the course of six sessions, we will learn to attune our bodies and minds to the heavenly energies of the planets experientially, while simultaneously deepening our understanding of the soul's destiny through our birth charts.
6 Sessions, Starting Sunday September 16th: 12pm San Francisco • 3pm New York • 8pm London
Evolver.net and Nightlight Astrology are presenting a six-week set of seminars by 6 great astrologers (me included!) This is a first, and it is designed for the early learner, but not limited to that level . . . you can never learn enough or hear enough from multiple astrologer’s ideas and work. Register Now
December 7, 2012
I will be presenting at the Lucky Bean Café, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, December 7 at 7:00 pm. Four astrologers will look at 2013 in many aspects of the Signs of the Times . . . This is a fundraiser for Santa Fe’s local NPR Station, KSFR! As you know, on my website I have many free podcasts – and many are for KSFR, Merrylin LeBlanc’s Saturday program, “Moonwise.”
December 2, 2012
I will be speaking on “Breaking Down the Borders” online global conference. Topic: “Cosmic Shamanism: The Sighting of the Outer Planets”. Go online to read the topic, and sign up for the conference. Breaking Down the Borders . . . the annual global online real-time conference is ON!
May 23 – 27, 2013
NORWAC conference in Seattle, Washington, USA (Northwestern Astrology Conference)
I will be giving the keynote lecture on Friday and will present 2 lectures, Saturday and Sunday, as well as a post-conference seminar . . .
It has been a very long time since I have spoken at NORWAC, and I am excited to see old friends, colleagues and speak for the attendees!! For information and registration, go to: http://norwac.net/schedule/
June 14-16, 2013
Friday evening and Two-Day Seminar: in Santa Fe, New Mexico.I will be presenting a two-day seminar as a capstone for the Certificate Training Course . . . AND it will be open to all who wish to come. Public are invited and welcome . . . I will give all the information, location, and registration/Welcome Package information very shortly – on my website under “Events”. We are still getting the venue and all the information you will want to make your visit to Santa Fe the best!! If you wish to be first informed, please email me to be on the priority contact list.