Get ready for this schedule of Webinars through the Center for Psychological Astrology. All available online.
You can see the full details and book at https://www.cpalondon.com/seminars.html
The webinars are real-time, online seminars in psychological astrology. You are able to interact with the tutor and other students as the session happens via a chat box. Experience a CPA/MISPA seminar live from anywhere in the world through your computer browser or app. If you can't make it live you can still book and receive four weeks access to the recording of the event afterwards.
Psychologizing the Ancient Doctrine of Sect
Sunday 18th Oct 2020 - 15.30-18.00 BST
One of the most exciting gifts of astrology is its insistence on our psychic multiplicity, its acknowledgment that within each of us teems a multitude of powers, planets, and stars all carrying different agendas, gifts, memories, desires. While the Daytime consciousness embraced by the modern world allows us to see merely one star, the Sun, astrology bridges us to Night, a consciousness teeming with planets, stars, asteroids, nebulae – the possibility of re-membering a much vaster psychic inheritance.
In this webinar we will explore the Hellenistic concept of sect, the idea that certain planets, signs, houses, and even aspects are adherents or followers of either Night or Day. But where ancient astrology pursued the Daytime task of using sect to assess planetary condition and effectiveness, we will take a more Nighttime approach, freeing ourselves from the distinctions of Day charts versus Night charts, and instead investigate the Day and Night spaces found in every chart – and the self-states (constellations of thoughts, feelings, sensations, desires, and relational orientations) that these represent psychologically. We will explore the mythological stories and philosophical concepts of Day and Night, and specifically look at these concepts applied to planets, signs, houses, and aspects in the natal chart. Case studies drawn from long-term psychotherapy will examine how Night and Day consciousness emerge, recede, and pendulate at different times in life and in the process of fully embodying one’s inherent multiplicity over time.
We will also explore Twilight – a special in-between space and state of consciousness that bridges Night and Day and offers creative opportunities to each person and to astrologers in our work with clients. As well, we will consider how some special astrological phenomena – such as solar eclipses, literally the temporary entry of Night into Day – can be better understood through the lens of sect, psychologized.
Cancer-Capricorn and Leo--Aquarius Polarities
Sunday 25th Oct 2020 - 15.30-18.00 GMT
We will look at two polarities in this session:
Essential themes in the Cancer-Capricorn dance: inner awareness and outer activity, Lunar flow and Saturnian form.
Essential themes in the Leo-Aquarius dance: individuality and inner vision, divine child and wise old one.
This series explores C.G. Jung’s idea of the tension of opposites and James Hillman’s idea of the union of sames in order to explore the polarity dynamic of each zodiac pair and their psychological meaning. Please note that Parts 1 and 2 of this series both include an in-depth review of Jung and Hillman’s ideas on the problem of opposites. Both videos are available for viewing in our video section here.
Looking for Air: The Jupiter Saturn Comjunction
Sunday 1st Nov 2020 - 15.30-18.00 GMT
Every 20 years the Jupiter Saturn conjunction renews the world. It marks the beginning and end of an epoch, a generational shift. And each of us is touched by it in some way, given a seed for the new cycle. At the end of 2020 with the conjunction shifting into the air element something new will be blowing through our world. We will look at both the collective cycle, and its implications for individuals, How does this conjunction affect each of us ? Both ending and renewal are connected to the house where it falls in our charts. As the old world comes to an end, what is the promise that we can look forward to?
The Ascendant and its Ruler
Sunday 8th Nov 2020 - 15.30-18.00 GMT
We all take for granted that the Ascendant says something quite profound about ourselves, but what is it? It describes our ‘persona’ or that which we present to others, particularly when we first meet them. It is also a liminal space – a border - between the outer and the inner world. In our relationships with others, it is very important to understand what our Ascendant is presenting. To do that we need to understand the power behind it, the Ascendant ruler. Here we shall explore this combination.
Mars & The Outer Planets - Fifty Shades of Red
Sunday 15th Nov 2020 - 15.30-18.00 GMT
In Hellenistic astrology, the planet Mars finds his Joy in the 6th House, the house of twilight, suggesting that, as the Sun sets and twilight time emerges - a time that blends shadow and light together to various degrees - Mars engages many shades of his own hue, red, regardless of house placement. Red is anger, passion, blood, strength, and inflammation. Red is also the beauty of a rose, with its thorns never far away. Red flags indicate warnings. Red evokes the "rubedo" stage of alchemy, the stage where success lies within reach - the engagement of one's own will. In myth, Mars births Victory. In astrology, the discovery of the outer planets Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, have brought many more shades to Mars’ palette. This webinar explores the nature of the red planet and the powerful dynamics that occur when Mars, considered a “personal” or “inner” planet, must contend with the outer planets in the natal chart and by transit.
The Long Way Round: Using Secondary Progressions
Sunday 29th Nov 2020 - 15.30-18.00 GMT
Not everything happens fast in this world. Some things, like us gradually changing and shifting who we are, take time. In this webinar we take a look at the technique of secondary progressions and how they map out the shifting patterns of our lives. Using this method can highlight periods of growth and challenge in our lives that we can see happening right from birth. We will focus on the progressions of the inner planets today and explore how they differ in nature to transits. We will take our time in going the long way round to show how we grow from our seed beginnings to a fully developed individual and how we can work alongside this natural process.