Pluto's Riches, Neptune's Mysteries, and the Saturn-Neptune Cycle

I've got some classes and presentations coming up! 

Pluto’s Riches

August 20, 2015

6:00 PM Central Time

In Greek mythology, Hades was the ruler of the Underworld. The Romans named this god Pluto, which means “riches.” When a person died, it was said their soul descended into the Underworld. Thus, the Underworld of Pluto is a realm of soul (psyche) and a realm of depth, well-suited for archetypal exploration.

As ancient coins were minted from metals under the ground, Pluto’s riches can be mined from the materials found in the depths of the psyche. This class is an archetypal and astrological look at the symbolism and imagery of Pluto, with a number of chart examples woven throughout.

Presented through Nightlight Astrology.

For registration details, please email me.


Neptune & The Mystic Chords of Memory

September 12, 2015   |   3:00 PM

I will be speaking on behalf of The London School of Astrology at "The 47th Annual Conference of the Astrological Association: Appreciating our Past and Creating our Future," near Cambridge, in England. The conference is held September 11 - 14th September 2015. Click here for full conference details.

My talk is called "Neptune & the Mystic Chords of Memory," with the following brief description:

Neptune's oceanic nature resonates with a sense of timelessness and eternity, and water has an intimate symbolic connection with memory - both forgetting and remembering. “That which is imagined need never be lost,” writes Clive Barker. This talk explores these themes and how they relate to Neptune's watery ways.


The Saturn-Neptune Cycle – Life to Live and Dreams to Dream

Wednesday, September 16, 2015   |   7:00 PM - 9.30 PM

Friends Meeting House, 173 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ

While I am in London, I will be teaching at the London School of Astrology. The class is about the Saturn-Neptune cycle, the closing square of which becomes exact beginning in Autumn 2015, when Saturn in Sagittarius will square Neptune in Pisces for the remainder of the year and a majority of 2016. A description of the class:

In 1853, prominent art critic, painter, and prolific writer John Ruskin noted, “The imagination is never governed. It is always the ruling and Divine power.” With Ruskin’s statement in mind, the Saturn-Neptune cycle can be seen as the dynamic relationship between two governing forces: Saturn as the concrete world, and Neptune as the reality of imagination. 

In this class, archetypal astrologer Shawn Nygaard explores the 37-year Saturn-Neptune cycle via a mixture of movies, historical events, and people associated with this specific cycle, all of which help reveal the symbolism of how Saturn and Neptune interact with each other. Once we recognize the symbolism, we can in turn recognize not only how this cycle shows up in our lives and in the world, but also how we might imagine possibilities for working with these archetypal patterns as they become active this year.

Please email me if you have any questions about any of the classes.

Posted on July 14, 2015 .