DAIMON: GUIDING SPIRIT OF THE NATIVITY
Sunday 29 October 2017
1:00 – 5:00 PM
Portland School of Astrology
I’m excited to announce I will be co-teaching an interactive workshop with June Rose Trimbach on the Daimon in astrology at the Portland School of Astrology on October 29. In this class we will be working with the Greek idea of a Daimon, which was incorporated into Hellenistic astrology by Porphyry in the late 3rd Century. As Dorian Greenbaum wrote in her thesis The Daimon in Hellenistic Astrology: Origins and Influence: “[Daimon] has been variously translated as ‘Character is destiny’; ‘A man’s character is his fate’; ‘Man’s character is his daimon’; ‘A man’s individuality is his daimon‘ and ‘A man’s character is the immortal and potentially divine part of him.” Using Dorian Greenbaum’s thesis as guide, we will explore the Daimon as a philosophical and spiritual concept. Then we will learn Porphyry’s technique to locate the Daimon as a guiding planet in the natal chart of an individual. We will all be working intimately with our own charts to find who this planet is and get to know them better, including through guided meditation. Using the imagery or feelings we receive from this experience, we will create devotional art pieces to enhance our connection with our personal Daimons.
While the technical astrology of the workshop is well-suited for intermediate and advanced students, novices and beginners will be helped along to locate their guardian planet and the rest of the class will be intuition. Please bring a copy of your natal chart to class. Art supplies will be provided, and participants are encouraged to bring their own additional art supplies they will want to use.
For details on the class including how to order tickets, please check the following link on the Portland School of Astrology website: