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Saturn in Capricorn - The End of the Innocence
February 5, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Central Time
Webinar at Nightlight Astrology
Saturn's move into Capricorn on December 19, 2017 - for three years - brings with it many strengths and challenges. First and foremost, perhaps, is the need to look at your life and the world with sober eyes. The United States is in precarious terrain. A date has been set for England's departure from the European Union. Governments are in flux, and the trend toward alt-right authoritarianism has not subsided. This webinar looks at how to work with Saturn over the next three years, including a significant peering into the Saturn-Pluto conjunction of January 2020. It's a time calling for a particular kind of maturation. This presentation includes numerous relevant chart examples, Q&A, and discussion.
Planets in Capricorn - What is a Mer-goat?
February 25, 2018
Webinar at MISPA (Mercury Internet School of Psychological Astrology)
Capricorn, often considered the most “realistic” and disciplined of signs—ruled by Saturn—is, curiously, respresented by one of the most peculiar symbols in the entire zodiac: the mythic, imaginary mer-goat, sea-goat, or goat-fish.
Pluto is currently moving slowly through Capricorn, accompanied by Saturn in December 2017. In January of 2020, Saturn and Pluto will conjoin in Capricorn, an exact and extremely powerful alignment, with the Sun, Mercury, and Jupiter adding to the mix.
With the focus heavily on Capricorn for the next few years, it’s worth asking the question: “What is a mer-goat?” Through exploration of myth, cultural imagery, and numerous charts by way of the mer-goat, we can uncover hidden potentials within Capricorn, without being limited solely to the kind of hard realism often encountered with this sign.
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), poetry, escapism, Eternity, illusion, and fantasy – all of which thrive via imagination. Includes film clips and chart examples.
I will also be presenting "Pluto's Riches" at the 2018 SOTA Conference (October 18 to 22, 2018, Millennium Hotel, Cheektowaga, NY) and in San Francisco for the SFAS (San Francisco Astrological Society) on Thursday, November 29, 2018. More details about both engagements, plus other "Pluto's Riches" news, coming soon!
In Greek mythology, Hades is the ruler of the Underworld. When a person died, it was said their soul descended into and would reside in the Underworld. Thus, the Underworld is a realm of soul (psyche) and a realm of depth, well-suited for archetypal exploration. The Romans named the god of the Underworld Pluto, which means “riches.” As ancient coins were minted from precious metals under the ground, Pluto’s riches, gems, and jewels can be mined from the materials found in the depths of the psyche. This presentation is an archetypal and astrological look at the symbolism and imagery of Pluto, with a number of chart examples woven throughout.