Deeper Than Day: Saturn-Neptune Complex and Emotional Boundaries

On this Full Moon we would like to introduce you to our podcast, Deeper Than Day, a conversation born out of our love for depth psychology and archetypal astrology. Hosted by Delia Shargel and Jessica Garfield-Kabbara. To enter this dialogue, visit us at DeeperThanDay.com and subscribe to our blog to follow this podcast.

Astrology is the language of the stars, as psychology is the language of the psyche. Logos, the Word, gives breath to all things, making meaningful the utterance of the cosmos in the patterns of the heavenly bodies, as the utterance of the psyche comes in symptom, feeling, image, and is made meaningful by our attempt to translate our deepest human experience into language.  We invite you to join us in our ongoing dialogue as we explore the phenomenological correlations between cosmos and psyche.

In today’s session we explore the Saturn-Neptune complex and it’s relationship to emotional and energetic boundaries in healing work.

 

Correlations: Re-Visioning Saturn

In this episode of Correlations: The Archetypal Astrology Podcast, Matthew Stelzner, Delia Shargel, and myself have a really meaningful and fun conversation about my article, “Re-Visioning Saturn” published in the Archai Journal. I felt so honored and thrilled as we spent an hour and a half exploring some of my widening sense around the evolution of the Saturn archetype. We discussed the dynamic and static masculine and feminine qualities of the planet, while we deeply questioned the patriarchal worldview the astrological tradition, including archetypal astrology, have emerged. Please join us for another episode.

 

Correlations: Jupiter-Saturn-Neptune Cycle

12828510_980260212051603_4148115394979662469_oAs the New Moon in Pisces lights up the Jupiter-Saturn-Neptune t-square in the sky we release the next episode of Correlations: The Archetypal Astrology Podcast recorded on March 4th, 2016, with Delia ShargelMatthew Stelzner, and myself. We have a rich conversation focusing on the powerful Jupiter-Saturn-Neptune T-Square (and Sun conjunct Neptune) alignment currently in the sky. We explore a range of perspectives on this energy including a deep dive into the nature of narcissism and the spectrum from “healthy narcissism” to extreme pathology (i.e. Donald Trump). We talk about how Trump is a perfect mirror for the American shadow and how he represents an opportunity for us to face ourselves. As always, we welcome your comments and questions.

Correlations: Archetypal Astrology Podcast

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Archetypal astrology podcast where I am a guest with Matthew Stelzner discussing the planetary archetype of Saturn, world transits for the month of October, and transgenerational aspect patterns we share with our parents and children.

To listen to all previous episodes visit here

Archetypal Astrology Online Course and Depth Psychotherapy

 

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As we approach the Equinox, the balancing point of light and dark, the world feels more alive than ever, rumbling with change and transformation as we continue in the peak of the Uranus-Pluto square alignment, until the year 2020. The return of the repressed and the empowerment of the oppressed are sweeping the world. As a beloved teacher of mine reminded me, “Remember the deep love your soul has for you and take time to nourish your deep roots as you nourish the deep roots of others.” I honor your deep roots as we branch out into the world forming tendrils of alliance with one another as an Earth community.

Teaching this past spring semester was one of the greatest joys of my life and a way to nourish my roots and the roots of others. The semester was fantastic and I could not be more proud of the students and what we co-created together. For those of you who want to learn archetypal astrology for personal or professional development, the twelve-week course I taught last spring, Initiation to Archetypal Astrology: Working with the Fundamentals, is now available online for you to take at your own pace and schedule. By the end of the course you will have everything you need to be fluent in the language and practice of archetypal astrology. You will learn the technical aspects of astrology required to read your own birth chart and transits, as well as those of others. I also offer private one-on-one astrological mentoring for personal and professional development.

It is a great privilege to announce the expansion of my depth psychotherapy private practice in the heart of San Francisco. I have been sitting with clients over the past three years and have opened another office. The love and respect I have for this deep work grows each day. It is a true honor to be with my clients on their soul’s journey. If you or anyone you know feels called to do this type of work with me, I am currently accepting individuals, couples, and adolescents into my practice.

Equinox blessings,

Jessica

Embodying Astrology in an Archetypal Cosmos

Embodying Astrology in an Archetypal Cosmos

Spring 2015
January 20th – April 28th

This 12-week course will begin at the end of January and run through April, meeting once a week for 2.5 hours from 6:30-9:00pm at CIIS. The group will choose which day of the week they wish to meet once the class has formed.

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, 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.

The culmination of this course will be an astrology conference/forum that the class will organize, choose a theme for, and present to the larger community of CIIS at the end of the semester. Each student will have a timeslot 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. The class will also co-create a service project beyond the walls of CIIS for the larger Bay Area community during an afternoon in the summer. All of this is to be envisioned and organized by the group. My role is to be fully present as teacher, facilitator of the process, holder of the creative container and safe space, and provider of guidance and mentoring as needed.

Required Reading
You will be emailed a PDF course reader before the class begins. You will not need to purchase any books. You will also have access to all of the resources I have including articles, notes, audio and video lectures, and podcasts.

*You will need to have already read Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New Worldview by Richard Tarnas.

This course will be spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually demanding. I expect critical thinking, deep self-reflection, and embodied presence in and out of the classroom. All classes will be audio recorded for your future reference.