Shawn Nygaard is a professional astrologer in Minneapolis, MN, where he does readings and teaches classes and webinars.
Shawn is a Tutor for MISPA (Mercury Internet School of Psychological Astrology). He spoke at the 2015 conference of the Astrological Association of Great Britain, the 2017 NCGR conference in Baltimore, the United Astrology Conference (UAC) 2018, as well as the 2018 SOTA conference and NORWAC 2019. He 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 a psychological astrologer, rooted in archetypal psychology and the works of Carl Jung and James Hillman. According to Jung, imagining is the primary activity of the soul. 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. Imagination is also curiously and profoundly connected with the individual horoscope, or natal chart, the basis of an astrology that provides the groundwork for a life with meaning and depth, a life attentive to the needs of the soul.