Daimon: Guiding Spirit of the Nativity

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The Guardian Angel by William Russell Flint

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 daimonand ‘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:

http://portlandastrology.org/quarterly-term/daimon

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OAA events: September 15 & 16

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Oregon Astrological Association

4312 SE Stark Street (Friend’s Meeting House)

Portland, Oregon 97215 

Friday 15 September 2017

Saturday 16 September 2017

If you are in the Portland, Oregon area, on the weekend of September 15th and 16th I will be presenting a talk and workshop for the Oregon Astrology Association about relationships and astrology. On Friday 15 September I will be giving a talk on relational astrology in general, and then on Saturday 16 September I will be giving a workshop focused upon understanding evolving relational dynamics through the secondary progressed chart.

Our Astrological Narratives in Relationship

  • Friday, September 15, 2017
  • 7:00 – 9:30pm
  • $10 for OAA members, $15 for non-members

Understanding relationship dynamics is one of the primary reasons people delve deeper into astrology. Whether we desire to heal our own relationships or want to help clients gain insight into their relationships, a fundamental skill is discerning the relational narratives found in the natal chart. Once we become aware of the relationship story found in our birth chart, we arrive at a deeper understanding for why patterns continue to resurface in relationships and why certain types of partners appear in our lives. In this talk Gray Crawford will share methods for how to distill the diverse elements of astrology charts into a coherent relationship story that reveals why we have been engaging in the types of relationships we have been, as well as how our astrological narrative continues to evolve as our relationships change. This talk will also reflect upon how to effectively use synastry and composite techniques in astrology.

Opening to the Other – Relationships in Progression

  • Saturday, September 16, 2017
  • 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
  • $40 for OAA members, $60 non-members

The secondary progressed chart is a powerful astrology technique that penetrates into the evolving quality of the natal chart across time. We know that as time passes so do our desires for relationship transform. This workshop will explore how changes in our secondary progressed chart reveal insight into how we are opening to the relationships of our life in new ways.  This workshop will both instruct as well as give space for participants to actively gain deeper understanding into how planets shifting signs and houses through progressions reflect the changes we experience in all of our diverse relationships.  We will also explore how the changes in the interpersonal dynamics within long-term relationships can be seen in the interplay between the changes in the progressed charts of each partner.

You can order tickets from the Oregon Astrological Association website

Mercury Retrograde Class

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Mercury Retrograde Guidance

I’m excited to announce I will be teaching another class on Mercury Retrograde at New Renaissance Bookshop in Portland, OR this coming December!  The Mercury retrograde in December will begin with a conjunction to Pluto, and will delve back all the way to the end of Sagittarius where the star of Hermes will station direct in the home of Jupiter.  This will be a powerful Mercury retrograde phase and we will create space and time in class to discuss its potential impact on class participants.

When:  Saturday 17 December from 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Where:  New Renaissance Bookshop in Portland, Oregon

1338 NW 23rd Avenue / Portland, Oregon 97210

Cost:  $15, purchase tickets at New Renaissance Bookshop

Description:

Mercury Retrograde periods are not a time to fear. Rather they offer us unique opportunities for personal growth. Discover the alternate realm of perception Mercury Retrograde provides us for uncovering the essential aspects of the Self. Explore the meaning of the swiftly moving planet of mental connections and discernment under Olympia astrologer Gray Crawford. Gray will dispel popular misconceptions of Mercury Retrograde to reveal how Mercury can mutate into its subterranean role as a Guide of Souls during its retrograde motion.

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Portland School of Astrology Class

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Opening to the Other: Relationships in Progression

I am excited to announce I will be teaching at the Portland School of Astrology in November 2016.  If you are in the Portland region I hope to see you there!

When:       Saturday 12 November 2016

Time:         2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Where:      Portland School of Astrology (PSA)

3939 NE Hancock St #212 / Portland, Oregon 97212

Cost:           $25  (work trade also available- contact PSA for information)

Class description:

Opening to the Other: Relationships in Progression

The secondary progressed chart is a powerful astrology technique that penetrates into the evolving quality of the natal chart across time. We know that as time passes so do our desires for relationship transform. The secondary progressed chart is one way to explore the correlations between the changes of our astrology with the changes of our relationships. For example, while one may be born with the Sun in Pisces and Venus in Aries, through the changes of the progressed chart you will become a Taurus Sun and Gemini Venus and open to a different realm of relationship as a result.

In this class Gray Crawford will teach students how to interpret the secondary progressed chart in terms of relationship, not only romantic relationships but collaborative relationships of all sorts. We will investigate what aspects of the secondary progressed chart can bring insight into our evolving desires for relationship and who or what we are attracting. We will also explore how the changes in the interpersonal dynamics within a relationship that lasts for many years can be seen in the interplay between the changes in the progressed charts of each partner.

Click on the link below for complete information about this class:

http://portlandastrology.org/quarterly-term/progressed

Mercury Retrograde Talk in Portland, OR – May 12, 2016

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Mercury Retrograde Guidance

Thursday, May 12, 2016

7:00 – 8:30 pm

I am excited to announce that I will be presenting a talk at New Renaissance Bookshop in Portland, Oregon on May 12 about the meaning and experience of Mercury Retrograde in astrology. The cost will be $15. New Renaissance Bookshop is located at 1338 NW 23rd Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97210.  If you live in the Portland area or can journey to the City of Roses at this time, I hope you will join me.

Mercury Retrograde is not a time to fear, but instead presents unique opportunities for growth.  This talk will dispel popular misconceptions regarding Mercury Retrograde and illuminate how to effectively navigate the liminal space opened within it.  The changeable, protean nature of Mercury will be explored, revealing how Mercury mutates symbolically into its chthonic role of a Guide of Souls during its retrograde.  Correspondingly, Mercury Retrograde offers an alternate realm of perception that can facilitate the uncovering of essential aspects of Self.  

Time will also be spent investigating the astrological significance of the three Mercury retrogrades during 2016 all occurring in Earth signs with significant aspects in transit to Mars, and what this can mean personally for you.

 

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