A. Absolutely. This is a fabulous way of using the same tools that have been used for centuries to choose the best moments for any great event, wedding, coronations, holidays, even battles (Hitler for instance was a serious occultist and used astrologers all through the war years. Poor guys, I wonder how many survived him? Nancy Reagan also used astrology to counsel President Reagan’s timing of certain decisions. Imagine the furore if the American religious right had of found out about that one!)...click 'Read More' to continue...
So I do a quick scan of all these weekends for the ones that look potent and juicy in general, without getting too specific. In my mind, I have an approximate idea of what I want to cover, based on past experience and from a feeling of the people who are joining up, but without being too hard and fast about it. I learnt early on that these charts will throw up other possibilities and inspirations that hadn’t been on my mental radar, so you leave room that. Its part of the magic of the trade, how they will speak to you.
While holding all this loosely in mind, I match up my program with the one of the 9 weekends that fits best astrologically, using both classic and left field interpretations. For relationship and sexuality work for instance, strong positions of Venus and Mars plus the 7th House are obvious, complemented by Juno, Eros and Psyche, sometimes Lilith (Lilith? Yep!) and possibly Saturn while he’s in Libra. The aspect patterns between all the points will show up what kind of support our relating is getting as well as what’s in the way. These show up the subplots on the day and allow us to anticipate the resistances and challenges, and to plan for them, by providing the appropriate structures to work with them.
Similarly, the timing of the Primal Therapy weekend on 14 and 15 July 2012 (which could have been run on most weekends over the year because of the strength of the Pluto/Uranus square!) was influenced not only by a strong Pluto line-up (Mars square Pluto opposite Uranus) but also by a deep Moon position (Leo Moon in the 12th house) as well as strong aspects from both the Cancer Sun and Leo Moon to the Black Moon in Taurus.
The workshops in the program that seem to create themselves where the Spiritual Warrior workshop on 12 May, with Mars, Shiva, Lilith and Pallas Athena all showing up big-time and, the Deep Shakti, Strong Magic, Big Medicine workshop on 21 July, where the Goddesses Persephone, Medusa and Hekate are all demanding their rightful place.
Now that will be an interesting one, which I will look forward to!
This natural creative emergence is one of the great gifts of astrology, one of being able to recognise the energies afoot, to listen to their voices and to act on their calling, as a conscious act of service.