Upcoming Events and Classes

Oregon Astrological Association

Beyond 2017:  Annual Astro Faire

Saturday 20 May 2017

11:30 am – 4:30 pm

4312 SE Stark St, Portland 97215 (Friend’s Meeting House)

I will be one of the speakers at the Oregon Astrological Association’s Annual Astro Faire taking place on Saturday, May 20.  There will be two other speakers- Mark Dodich speaking about the lunar nodes shifting into Aquarius and Leo, and Andrea Gehrz speaking about remediation ideas to deal with the major transits of the coming year.  At the end there will be a panel discussion among the three of us moderated by astrologer Melanie Gurley about the transits in the year ahead.

I will be giving the following talk about the transit of Jupiter and Uranus in the year ahead:

The opposition between Jupiter and Uranus we experience throughout 2017 has consistently brought liberating breakthroughs amid the death of old forms in world history.  The shattering and dissolution of old paradigms is especially resonant this year, as the Jupiter and Uranus opposition is occurring within waning cycles of release between Jupiter and Saturn with Neptune and Pluto.  We will explore historical and current correlations with the Jupiter and Uranus cycle, including their current placements in Libra and Aries as well as the eventual shift of Jupiter into Scorpio and Uranus into Taurus in the year ahead.

Please check the following link for more details:


UAC 2018

United Astrology Conference

May 24 – 29, 2018

I will be speaking at the United Astrology Conference in 2018 which will be held in Chicago, Illinois in the USA.  I’m honored to be part of an extraordinary group of astrologers who will be presenting a wide ranging selection of astrology topics.  It will be the biggest astrological event to be held in the next few years.  For more information including how to register please visit the website:


I will be presenting on Friday, May 25 at 11 am.  My presentation is entitled “The Light and Shadow of Mercury in the Secondary Progressed Chart.”  I will be sharing practical techniques for how to work with Mercury in the secondary progressed chart, including how to interpret the meaning of Mercury shifting between being direct and retrograde in the secondary progressed chart.

Saturday 17 December 2016

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Mercury Retrograde Guidance

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.

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.


Opening to the Other:

Relationships in Progressions


Saturday 12 November 2016

2 – 5 pm

Portland School of Astrology

Opening to the Other: Relationships in Progressions:

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.

Cost is $25 dollars, and work trade is available if you contact the Portland School of Astrology.  Click on the link below for complete information about this class:




Astrology Foundations

October 2016

Sundays 6:30 – 8:30 pm

112 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA

I will be teaching a weekly class in Olympia, Washington during the month of October 2016 every Sunday evening from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  The class will be accessible to all levels of astrological understanding, from the beginner to the more advanced.  In the first class we will begin with understanding Lunation Phases and whatever phase of the Moon you were born under.  From here we will build each week through the fundamentals of astrology.

Classes will be held upstairs in the conference room at Flourish in downtown Olympia, located at 112 4th Avenue East.  Cost will be $15 per class. 

Dates will be October 2, October 9, October 16, October 23, and October 30.  Please arrive before 6:30 pm.   If interested in attending please email me at consultation@graycrawford.net with any questions, including to let me know your birth time information ahead of time.



Radio Interview on Mercury & Gemini

Astrology:  The Theory of Everything

I am excited to share an interview I did with astrologer Dr. Mary Jo Wevers about the sign of Gemini and its ruler Mercury on her radio show “Astrology: The Theory of Everything.” We spend a lot of time speaking about Mercury retrograde, and this show was in fact recorded right before Mercury stationed retrograde in Taurus on April 27, 2016.

Click the link below to listen:



During the show I mentioned that when Mercury transited the Sun at its Inferior Conjunction it was conjoining its Heliocentric North Node. I learned this information from Dane Rudhyar and other astrologers, and astrologer Gary Caton corrected me (after this interview was recorded) by pointing out that if you actually look at the orbit of Mercury you can see that its Heliocentric South Node is actually Taurus. So, point being that when Mercury conjoined the Sun in May it was conjunct its Heliocentric South Node in Taurus, not its North Node.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

7:00 – 8:30 pm

New Renaissance Bookshop

Portland, Oregon

Mercury-Alchemical Symbol green

Mercury Retrograde Guidance

On Thursday 12 May 2016 at 7 pm, I will be presenting a talk at New Renaissance Bookshop in Portland, Oregon on 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.

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.


Wednesday Evening Astrology Classes

Beginning June 24 and extending through July 29, 2015, I will be teaching a weekly Astrology Class on Wednesday evening from 7:30 – 9:00 pm at Firefly Yoga, located at 421 Water Street in downtown Olympia, Washington.  Firefly Yoga is located next door to Tradition’s Cafe & World Folk Art.  Cost will be sliding scale from $10 – $20 for each class.

Each week’s class will cover an introductory astrological topic and focus primarily on one planet each week in the following order:

June 24, 2015:    Saturn

July 1, 2015:       Jupiter

July 8, 2015:       Mars

July 15, 2015:     Venus

July 22, 2015:     Mercury

July 29, 2015:     Venus Retrograde

We will discuss the astrological meaning of the planetary topic in class, and then explore it’s implication by house and aspects in the birth chart.  We will also discuss the meaning of the planet by transit, and explore how the planet in its current transit is impacting the birth chart of class participants.  For example, in the first class on Saturn we will delve into the meaning of Saturn having moved retrograde back into Scorpio for a final time, and the impact this can make in the charts of class participants.  In the final class on Venus retrograde, we will explore the meaning of Venus retrograde within the cycle of Venus with the Sun, and look at the impact the Venus retrograde beginning at the end of July will have in the charts of class participants.  If interested in attending, please email your birth chart information to consultation@graycrawford.net

Wednesday Night Astrology Class

Exploring Saturn in Sagittarius

Saturn Rings, B&W

Saturday, April 11, 2015

2 – 5 pm     $10

I will be facilitating a class and discussion investigating the transit of Saturn in the sign of Sagittarius.  We will examine Saturn in Sagittarius through its impact on our collective in past historical time periods, in current events, and in looking forward to the upcoming transits of the next couple of years that will coincide with Saturn’s time in Sagittarius.  On a personal level we will penetrate into the meaning Saturn in Sagittarius will have in our personal lives, and class participants are welcome to share their chart information for group discussion.

The class will be held at a friend’s home in Olympia, Washington.  Please message me at consultation@graycrawford.net if you are interested in attending.

Kristin Fontana’s Guiding Stars Internet radio show

  • Wednesday, March 18, 2015

  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am

  • I will be speaking with Kristin about the upcoming eclipse season. March 18 will be a Dark Moon in Pisces with Mercury conjunct Neptune in Pisces. Two days later on March 20 we will experience a Solar Eclipse at 29-30° of Pisces and then later in the day will celebrate the Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, the Fall Equinox if you are in the Southern Hemisphere. During this show we will discuss how we can utilize the Mercury and Neptune conjunction in Pisces to prepare for the coming Eclipse season and the initiation of the new Equinox. In addition, we will explore the seventh and final square between Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries and how the upcoming eclipses fit into this context.
  • Click below for a link that will take you to the radio show as well as to an archived list of past shows in case you miss it live (you will be able to download the show):
  • http://kristinfontana.com/radio/

6 thoughts on “Upcoming Events and Classes

    • Hello Linda,

      Thank you for inquiring and requesting online webinars! This is a goal that I have but have not gotten together yet. It is good to know that there are people who would be interested in doing this with me.
      all my best,

    • Hello Jaysen, this is something I am very interested in! I was recently in Portland driving around putting up fliers and drove by the Portland School of Astrology to see if there was a way to get a flier up, but it was closed up. I will be in touch!

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