FOUNDATIONS OF ASTROLOGY COURSE
Co-taught by Gray Crawford & June Rose Trimbach
Gray Crawford and June Rose Trimbach are excited to announce an interactive webinar course uncovering the building blocks of the art of astrology. If you’re at the beginning stages of learning astrology or at a more advanced stage and looking to fill any gaps in your knowledge, this class will give you a firm understanding of the symmetry and power in the foundations. If you choose to participate, we will be looking at the natal charts of individuals in the class, so it’s also a great opportunity to deepen understanding of your own chart.
June Rose and Gray share a passion for traditional as well as modern astrological technique. The class will serve as a bridge between modern and traditional astrology and clarify misconceptions about each perspective. June Rose and Gray both come from astrological lineages that inquire about the soul and its relationship to the material world. When appropriate we may explore astrology as a spiritual discipline.
Weekly classes will be held on Sundays from January 21 through April 8, 2018 with no classes held the weekends of February 18 and March 25. Classes will begin at 1:00 pm (Pacific standard time) and last for two hours. Everyone will receive a recorded version of each class, so its not necessary to be present for the live classes though we encourage you to be present for as many of the classes as possible. We will be using Zoom meetings for the classes.
There will also be one additional question and answer session each week held over Zoom where we will discuss any questions or concerns. June Rose and Gray will also be available to answer questions over email. Each class will have written homework assignments to turn in, and participants will receive detailed feedback on each assignment.
The final class is an opportunity for students to share final presentations that integrate knowledge gained through the course.
Total cost for the course is $200 and can be paid through PayPal. Please email email@example.com to register for the class and a payment request will be sent to you. Payment plans can be set up if necessary. You will receive links for the weekly classes and question and answer sessions that will take place through Zoom meetings.
Sunday 21 January
PHILOSOPHY & ETHICS OF ASTROLOGY
- Different worldviews and philosophical questions that are important for astrologers to consider
- Ethics in consulting astrology charts
- Why are you interested in astrology?
Sunday 28 January
SUN & MOON: LIGHTS OF THE SOUL
- The meaning of the Sun and Moon; how they reflect soul
- Moon phases; interpreting the relationship between the Sun and Moon
- Introduction to Sect (Day vs. Night charts)
Sunday 4 February
- Significations and correspondences of each planet
- How planets show up as characters in our personal and collective mythologies
- Nocturnal vs diurnal natures of planets
Sunday 11 February
SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC
- Use of tropical zodiac instead of sidereal zodiac
- The signs as planetary homes
- Elements, modalities, nocturnal/diurnal signs
Sunday 25 February
- How signs color the expression of a planet’s nature
- Introduction to essential dignity
- Workshop of charts of class participants demonstrating planetary expression through signs
Sunday 4 March
ASPECTS & CONFIGURATIONS
- Meaning of aspects, planets “seeing” one another
- Whole sign vs. degree-based aspects
- How the Thema Mundi reveals the meaning of aspects
- Traditional aspects vs. modern aspects
Sunday 11 March
- The meaning of the twelve houses
- Meaning of angular, succedent, and cadent houses
- Impact of angularity on planetary expression
- Joy of the planets in specific houses
Sunday 18 March
INTRODUCTION TO CHART INTERPRETATION
- How to interpret the rulers of the houses
- How to prioritize rulers of the houses
- How to synthesize meaning of relationship between rulers of the houses and the planets located within houses
- Workshop to demonstrate interpretation in the natal charts of participants
Sunday 1 April
- Meaning of the lunar nodes and how to reconcile differences in meaning across astrological traditions
- Lunar nodes as markers of eclipses
- Interpreting the rulers of the lunar nodes
- Significance of planets forming a square to the lunar nodes
Sunday 8 April
- Class participants can present a cumulative project to the group demonstrating knowledge
- Possible final presentations may utilize the following: (1) artistic interpretation; (2) creative writing; (3) chart delineation; (4) research integrating biographical information.
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. There is text from the ancient philosopher Heraclitus that has been translated as “Character for a human is his Daimon,” in addition to also being translated as “Character is destiny,” “A man’s character is his fate,” “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:
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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)
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:
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.