Embodying Astrology in an Archetypal Cosmos, Spring 2016 Course

Please join me for the Spring 2016 semester to explore, practice, and embody archetypal astrology and archetypal cosmology! Email me at trustpsyche@gmail.com to register or ask questions.

Embodying Astrology in an Archetypal Cosmos

Course Description 

This course aims at an integration of archetypal astrology and depth psychology both in its subject matter, as well as its pedagogy and format. If the insights of these disciplines are to be truly embodied, we cannot simply learn their content for application in the world at some later date. Instead the very classroom is a living expression of the archetypes, offering itself too for analysis. By setting our intentions on embodying the teachings of archetypal cosmology, we will co-create a field of group consciousness whose endeavor is two-fold:

  • The first segment of each class will examine rigorous and intuitive approaches to various astrological topics and practices while integrating the teachings of depth psychology. We will dive into the artistry of archetypal interpretation using the three forms of correspondence—natal chart, personal transits, and world transits—those maps of the underlying complicity between psyche and cosmos. An in-depth study of synastry, composite charts, and progressions will serve as a complement for understanding our archetypal complexes in relationships and as they unfold through time.
  • The second portion of each class will open up to dialogue and council space with the intention of inviting the wisdom of each individual in service of strengthening the group mind. We are individuals who comprise a collective, evolving field; the archetypes are operating all along the spectrum between these poles. Your chart is already present in your learning style, our composite in the teacher-student relationship, and everyone’s synastry with one another in the dialogue and group process that emerge. Can we become aware of the archetypal and psychological dynamics at work in the very act of learning and conversing about those dynamics? Can we slow down enough to see the tendencies and principles we are studying actually transpiring in the room? In addition to approaching astrology as a field of study, can we use this awareness to embody astrology as part of a living, archetypal cosmos.

This course is centered on deepening into astrology as a grounded, spiritual practice, providing you not only the tools of the trade but a living laboratory in which to begin to use them. My role is as a teacher of these tools, but also as a therapeutically-trained facilitator, holding the group process for a sustained period of time in a safe and creative container. We will learn consciously from one another, but also by tending to what is emerging from the group mind’s unconscious, addressing emotions, the unspoken, and interpersonal dynamics, in service of deepening the learning field we share. Our aim is to bring out your inner astrologer by honoring each individual as part of a web of relationships informed by archetypal principles. The unique inflection of your natal chart is a gift from the cosmos to the collective, which you are called to live into in your own distinct way. This class celebrates and encourages all ways of knowing and varied expressions of the archetypes as vital movements in the cosmic dance.

Final Project

The culmination of this course will be the second annual Embodying Astrology conference that the class will organize, choose a theme for, and present to the larger community of CIIS. Each student will have a time to present on what emerged for them during the semester in any medium they feel called toward, e.g. speech, music, art, poetry, dance, experiential work, or anything else you can imagine and that your heart desires.

 Required Reading

Embodying Astrology in a Archetypal Cosmos Course Reader (provided by teacher)

 

 

 

5 thoughts on “Embodying Astrology in an Archetypal Cosmos, Spring 2016 Course

  1. I wish/Hope this course or a vresion of it, could somehow be offered online for those of us who live out East of the Mississippi. 🙂 Blessings to you all.

    1. Hi! Thank you for your interest of this course online. It encourages me to make the forum for this course to be taken by all those outside the Bay Area. I will highly take this idea into consideration and see what can emerge in fall 2016/spring 2017.

      Cosmic blessings,
      Jessica

  2. I would also love the opportunity to participate in an online course or to be able to independently study the required reading for the course if it is made available! You have a very authentic teaching practice and have been a huge source of both wisdom and inspiration on this path of exploration and participation with the cosmos. Thank you for your dedication to this calling!

    With love and light,
    Sarah

    1. Hello Sarah, lovely to hear from you! I am in the process over the next year and half to move the majority of my teaching to online. I have several archetypal astrology courses in the works for the next two years. I will be sure to post more information here as they become available. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you and others from around the world more! Warmest wishes, Jessica

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