Shawn Nygaard is a professional astrologer and champion of the imagination in astrology, with imagination being the primary activity of the soul, according to psychologist Carl Jung. Imagination connects astrology with the soul, and with the arts, culture, poetry, psychology, and the images that pave a path forward for each of us in the world. These images, curiously and profoundly, are connected with the individual horoscope, or natal chart, the basis of an astrology that provides meaning and depth for individual lives.
Shawn is an archetypal astrologer (rooted in archetypal psychology) from Minneapolis, MN, where he does readings and teaches classes and webinars. He begins as a Tutor at MISPA (Mercury Internet School for Psychological Astrology) in the autumn of 2017. He has spoken at the 2015 conference of the Astrological Association of Great Britain and at the 2017 NCGR conference in Baltimore, and has presented at the London School of Astrology, Nightlight Astrology, MISPA, San Francisco Astrological Society, and the Minnesota Jung Association. Shawn's writing has been published in The Mountain Astrologer, including "Life to Live and Dreams to Dream - The Saturn-Neptune Cycle in Movies and History" (February/March 2016 issue #185) and "Welcome to the Jungle, or Back to the Wild Frontier - Reflections on Saturn in Sagittarius" (December/January 2017 issue (#190). Shawn is a graduate of the CMED Institute in Chicago, where he studied archetypes and symbolism with Caroline Myss.
Shawn is currently the President of the Board of Directors of STARS, the local Minneapolis chapter of NCGR, aiming to increase the quality and potential for astrologers in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and greater Minnesota areas.