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Center for Psychological Astrology - Webinars for Spring 2021

CPA/MISPA Spring 2021 Webinars

Dear All

Our Spring 2021 webinars start in January and are now open for booking  - take a look at the full details and book now at https://www.cpalondon.com/seminars.html
Our 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 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.
Jason Holley
Encounters with Animals: Symbolic Process in the Astrological Consultation
Sunday 31st Jan 2021 - 15.30-18.00 GMT

As astrologers, we recognize that seemingly unitary people are at the same time multiple: each of us brings a circle of animals – the literal meaning of ‘zodiac’ – everywhere we go. This includes the astrological consultation itself: it’s always a crowded room when astrologer and client meet. Not to mention what the animals in the sky are up to that day!

Psychological discourse of the 20th century and the psychological astrology that grew in dialogue with it often became caught up in a very Day-organized practitioner stance of objectivity, neutrality, and distance – yet these concepts actively reject the premise of astrological imagination: that we are saturated at all times, through and through, with creatures of psyche and cosmos – and there is no space where they are not at play, including the consciousness of the astrologer and the consultation space. Rather than put aside the subjective, how can we accept its invitation into a deeper relationship with symbols, with clients, and with the sky itself?  

In this webinar we will actively contemplate the space of the astrological consultation as a place for symbolic exploration. A place where the various creatures in both astrologer and client appear. And we will look at how to actively engage that field in readings which follow and engage that space rather than merely describe it or speak about it. We will consider the place of subjective process and association in astrological encounters: of memories, images, dream figures, body sensations, action urges carried by both people. We will also consider at length the relational configurations that activate between astrologer and client and how these reflect the voice, or call, or footprint of the many creatures within – and how we can welcome these creatures into the consultation. These experiences, which often have the appearance of accidents or ‘getting in the way’ of the reading, may in fact be the moments when the symbol speaks directly, rather than we speak about it.

Drawing deeply from multiple client and chart encounters and from the well of Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Greco-Roman myths; inspirations from the world of theatre; and from naturalists and others who work in the animal world, we will explore some frameworks, metaphors, and ways of creating safe and rich habitat in the consultation to engage the many creatures within us. How are we already inside the chart? Who speaks, and how? And how can seeing this be meaningful and ultimately ensouling for both astrologer and client? These will be our questions.
Darby Costello
2021: The Good of The Community vs. My Personal Good
Sunday 7th Feb 2021 - 15.30-18.00 GMT

Saturn in Aquarius describes a strong moral sense of what is ‘right’ and ‘good’ for our community, whether others agree with us or not. Uranus in Taurus describes where we must awaken to our own values and our own ‘good’, whether others agree with us or not. These two planets are square each other throughout 2021 and all of us will have to confront  these conflicting demands in ourselves and in others.  
Lynn Bell
Malefic and Benefics, “Good and Bad” in Psychological Astrology

Sunday 21st Feb 2021 - 15.30-18.00 GMT

The astrological tradition gives us strong indications of good and bad placements in astrology. In the 20th century many  of these distinctions were smoothed over, particularly in psychological astrology. And yet we can clearly see that certain planet/sign combinations carry inherent difficulty. Bound up in these terms are notions of fate and free will. Are there ‘good’ and ‘bad’ planets? Dane Rudhyar said that an individual may need “to experience tensions, conflicts, crises, dissatisfaction, restlessness — yet not be destroyed by these, but use them as sharp and strong tools to build an undaunted and indomitable personality”. Planets in detriment often take people in a direction counter to expectation, and may require a depth of experience that an ‘easy’ placement does not have. We will look at traditional malefics, as well as planets in detriment and fall, and how these placements can be understood as invitations for a life against expectation, for inner or outer work, that leads to a fuller expression of who we are meant to be.
Faye Blake
Siblings – whether we love them or hate them – they matter!
Sunday 28th Feb 2021 - 15.30-18.00 GMT

The relationships formed with siblings can indicate how we relate to members of our own peer group. Much attention has been given to parent-child contacts, but sibling dynamics are equally important. Studying these factors can be valuable in improving both relationships with siblings and with our peers and intimate partners. Although it is often said that ‘we marry our mother/father’, it may perhaps be more accurate in some cases to say that ‘we marry our brother/sister’. Apart from looking at Mercury and his aspects, we will study the 3rd house and the phase of life it represents. Faye will use Inner Child techniques to highlight patterns, so bring your horoscopes with Koch houses so we can discuss your own examples.
Clare Martin
Harmonics: The Sound of Astrology
Sunday 7th Mar 2021 - 15.30-18.00 GMT

In this webinar we will focus on the ancient theory of harmonics, the universal relationship between mathematical ratios and musical resonance, of which astrology as a whole, and the astrological aspects in particular, are an expression.

The birth chart is an expression of our fundamental resonance, our core note, or first harmonic. It reflects the universal frequencies of the cosmos at the time of our birth. We are already familiar with the number symbolism associated with the major divisions of the circle by two (opposition), three (trine) and four (square), but harmonic theory enables us to look deeper into the birth chart. We will explore the mathematical and musical symbolism of the fifth, seventh and ninth harmonics, and the meaning of the quintile, septile and novile aspects.

We will also explore the second harmonic as the chart of our ‘unknown self’, the musical octave of our natal chart, and of great significance in relationships. Working with the second harmonic, we can develop enhanced self knowledge, and learn to dance between our own inner opposites.
Shawn Nygaard
The Fifth House - Love and Other Many-Splendored Things
Sunday 14th Mar 2021 - 15.30-18.00 GMT

As the house in which Venus finds her joy, many of the significations of the Fifth House stay true to the goddess’ character: pleasure, fun, fertility, love. Yet, within the Fifth House also reside complex mysteries, suggested by the presence of another goddess: Fortuna. In Hellenistic astrology, the Fifth House was known as Bona Fortuna, or Good Fortune, bringing us the beneficent side of the capricious Fortuna. Additionally, the location of the Fifth House in the night sect of the chart offers the psyche a vast playground for the creative impulses of the imagination. Planets located within this house reflect styles of play, creativity, fortune, and love. This webinar will explore each of these aspects of the Fifth House via myth, culture, the arts, and numerous chart examples.
See all the full details and book at: https://www.cpalondon.com/seminars.html

Previous webinars are available to view on demand here: https://www.mercuryinternetschool.com/video.htmlVery best wishes

John
CPA www.cpalondon.com
 

Horoscope for the Week of December 21, 2020 - Sun in Capricorn

The Starry Eye
By Madam Lichtenstein

Diane keatonIt’s time to get down to business and see what is what, who is who and how to make things happen. The Sun moves into Capricorn and gets us focused and ready to go, go, go.

(Diane Keaton has Sun in Capricorn)

Never miss your horoscope again -- free sign up here. Here is my favorite book on astrology and a "must" for anyone interested in learning more: Secrets from a Stargazer's Notebook: Making Astrology Work for You and here's a guide to the best books available this month. This column is (c) 2020 MADAM LICHTENSTEIN, LLC., All Rights Reserved. For Entertainment Purposes Only. Madam Lichtenstein is the author of the best selling astrology book “HerScopes ” now in its 10th printing and available as an eBook.

ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
Whatever strides you thought you made in your professional path, you are only getting started, Aries. Now is the time to put your highest aspirations into motion. What you need to achieve in the next few weeks is structuring your plans, finding the right mentors to help you manifest them and moving forward. 2021 looks to be successful and profitable.

TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Even though the pandemic has curtailed your ability to explore the world, the next few weeks brings opportunities to get out of any rut, enliven any imagination and expand your opportunities to learn. So don’t let this time pass without a new, fresh activity, Taurus. Get into a new bag of tricks and see how you can make magic happen. Wow!

GEMINI (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Sexy Geminis find new and safe ways to spice up their sex life now. Life has been getting too hum drum and routine. So get creative and find ways to make it more fun, exciting, passionate and intense. Before you know it, you will find yourself in a new level of personal understanding and satisfaction. The new year can bring a new you and you-know-who.

CANCER (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
If there is a particular relationship that needs more attention, this is the best time to do it, Cancer. Strengthen the bonds between the two of you and see how it can go to the next important level. Connections of any kind can improve now. This can be romantic, platonic or even business. The important thing is to get down to the specific business at hand.

LEO (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Leos may have been feeling tired or otherwise low energy. But now you can apply a variety of techniques to boost your spirit, vitality and overall health. Apply safe measures to any activity and immediately realize the benefits. You will need every zesty ounce to prepare for the new year and all that will be on your to-do list. Whew!

VIRGO (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
Fun is the name of the game for the next few weeks, Virgo. Prepare for the holiday festivities by proper planning and coordinating. And you are the best person to do it! You can safely prepare and implement a wonderful series of experiences. Your creative flourishes will make it a time to happily remember so we can properly forget 2020.

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
Find safe ways of bringing family together and enjoying the holiday season, Libra. Whether you decide to do it virtually or carefully in-person, there will be wonderful ways to connect and celebrate. You may also discover fascinating family history that spurs an interest in genealogy. Get all of the stories now while you are focused on the past. It will be valuable in the future.

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
Have a few great ideas to share, Scorpio? Now it the time to spread them around with those who not only appreciate and understand what you say but can also help make them realities. Use the next few weeks to communicate your most vital and important opinions. Not only will they gain traction, they could hearken a new era of opportunity for you.

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
This holiday season can not only bring a few extra bucks into your bank account, it can also prepare you for future success. So what do you want to achieve financially now, Sagittarius? How much do you really need? Figure out the best path, get the right advice for you and go forth. There are opportunities if you remain focused and committed.

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
Not only are you the adored center of all attention now, Capricorn, you are able to maneuver yourself into the most elite and desirable circles. Survey the landscape and find safe ways to make yourself known in certain social groups; Those who can make things happen for you in the next year. If not now, then when. If not you, then who?

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
Aquarians may feel especially intuitive as senses are enlivened and perceptions are in sharp focus. What will you do with all of this psychic ability? Why not delve into the new age arts or wellness activities? Meditation or yoga can relieve stress. Astrology or tarot can bring insight. Whatever you decide to do can bring you to a new level of calm.

PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
Gather your friends as safely as you can and reconnect with those who you may not have heard from in a while. Pisces can also benefit by reaching out to new groups and forging new friendships. Expand your social circle virtually and you can go global. Once you can travel again it will be nice to see a friendly face in more exotic locations.

(c) 2020 MADAM LICHTENSTEIN, LLC., All Rights Reserved. For Entertainment Purposes Only. @thestarryeye Astrology readings on tinyurl.com/TheStarryEye The best astrology book is HerScopes


Lucky Numbers for the Week of December 18, 2020

Lottery ads tell us you only need a dollar and a dream. But it is also helpful to have a list of lucky numbers to help spur the good fortune ... or fortunes. So with that in mind, here are some lucky numbers that can be used in any helpful way. I gazed into a pool of water, Nostradamus-like, and contemplated the cosmos. Then I mixed the tarot cards and allowed the spirits to guide me to the cards that represent the lucky numbers for this week. Nothing is guaranteed but who knows ....?

I choose eight numbers because 8 is the number of of wealth.

Here are the lucky numbers for the week of December 18-24, 2020:

2, 6, 9, 17, 21, 26, 40, 75

There are many ways to delve into your own consciousness to find luck and intuition. Try reading Dream Power/Improve Your Luck (Super Strength Series) and see if your dreams give you any clues and premonitions. Here's a guide to the best books available this month


Christmas Star’ to Shine for First Time in 800 Years Because of Jupiter, Venus and Regulus

Christmas starBut it's 2020, so expect clouds. Astronomers are excited that Jupiter and Saturn will appear closer together on Dec. 21 than they have since the Middle Ages. The alignment is known as the “Christmas Star” because of the star in the Bible that led the three Magi to baby Jesus. Astronomers believe a conjunction of Jupiter, Venus and the star Regulus around 2 B.C. created a bright point of light that could align science and Christian tradition. To see this year’s light show you’d better be quick: NASA warns that “both planets will set shortly after sunset.”

Whatever the stars portend, it should bring a monumentous 2021. Get ready to see it in the sky on December 21 which also happens to be the solstice....


Meditations To Get You Into the Holiday Spirit

YogaChopra.com has just posted meditations to help us navigate through the holidays.

Melissa Eisler writes that, "The holidays are upon us again and this year they will look a lot different than years past. The holiday season is meant to be a happy time; it conjures up images of cozying up by the fireplace, baking gingerbread cookies, giving to (and helping) those in need, and stepping away from the day-to-day grind to focus on family and loved ones. But it can also come with a lot of stress, especially this year—worrying over extra expenses, staying healthy, and maintaining social distancing from loved ones. With all the changes this time of year brings, it can be easy to get caught up in this stress and lose focus on the essence of what the holidays represent: feeling and sharing joy, kindness, and gratitude for all that you have in your life."

She offers the following

A Meditation for Cultivating Joy

A Meditation for Cultivating Kindness

A Meditation for Cultivating Gratitude

 

Here are the steps for Cultivating Joy:

A Meditation for Cultivating Joy

The stress this time of year can sometimes leave you feeling exhausted, often zapping the joy that the holidays are supposed to bring. Meditating not only helps you be more joyful and present, but it can also help you spread joy (virtually) to those around you. And spreading joy, lifting others, and being jolly are central to the holiday spirit! Try these simple steps to cultivate that joyful, jolly feeling:

  • Find a quiet area—this can be in a room in your house, an area in your garden, or next to the fireplace when everyone else has gone to sleep.
  • Sit in an upright position. Close your eyes and take a deep breath in through your nose, and exhale through your mouth.
  • Continue with five deeps breaths. Pay attention to how you are feeling, finding any discomfort or pain points and adjusting yourself to be more comfortable.
  • Continue to breathe. Focus on the feeling of your chest rising and falling.
  • Turn your attention to your thoughts. Your mind may be racing with your holiday to-do list; if so, visualize yourself crossing the items off and feeling accomplished. Know that you are taking this time for yourself, so that you can have the energy to tackle that list joyfully.
  • Think of a holiday memory from your past when you felt deep joy. This could be a joyful holiday moment from your youth or from a recent memory. Focus on the details of that moment as you attempt to relive it in your mind, like you were watching a movie of that memory.
  • Embrace the memory. As you bring that moment to the center of your consciousness, pay attention to the joyful emotions and sensations that you felt, the smells that you experienced (gingerbread and peppermint, perhaps?), and the rich tastes of the season. Stay with the memory for a while.
  • Recreate those feelings in your life today. Perhaps this can be done with different people, a different location, and a different activity, but working to cultivate the same mood of joy for yourself and those you would like to share those feelings with.
  • Take 10 deep breaths. Release that visual and take 10 deep breaths, inhaling to fill yourself with the holiday spirit of joy, and exhaling to send joy out into the world.
  • Sit quietly. When you’re finished, sit quietly for a few moments before gently opening your eyes.

Practice this meditation daily, focusing on cultivating and spreading joy. With repetition, you’ll be able to tap into those feelings more readily, even when faced with the stress of the season.

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