What can we tell from an astrological chart about the soul and potential past lives? It's a really good question and astrologers have been finding answers since ancient Greece. This course looks at the intersection of ideas about the soul and astrological interpretation from ancient to modern. Each week, students will have a chance to work with a different technique, applying it to their own charts and the charts of others.
The latest incarnation of the Recurring and Evolving Soul emphasizes astrological techniques along with a deeper understanding of karma. Topics covered:
1. Planets are divine (or at least they are people)!
The Western tradition: karma and metempsychosis
Meeting the characters
The ascent and descent of the soul
Talking to your planets
2. Daemons are Forever
Find your soul's guardian spirit - Techniques from our astrological ancestors
How to use the astrological chart to help a planet in need
3. Karma and astrology from the Indian perspective.
Indian astrology's approach to the lunar nodes
Using the entire chart to talk of soul, incarnation and reincarnation.
4. The rebirth of reincarnation and astrology in the 1800's
The soul's ghostly rise - Spiritualism
Theosophy's multiple children consider reincarnation and the astrological chart:
The Wheel of the Zodiac and the Seven Rays
5. The Evolution of Evolutionary Astrology
Birth and rebirth in modern times
Pluto and the Nodes
Reclaiming the Past
Students' final project will be a chart analysis using one of the reincarnation techniques presented in class.
This course presents an overview of reincarnation's role in astrological practice and is students are strongly encouraged to actively participate in both the live sessions and in online discussion forums. A basic knowledge of astrology is required, for we’ll look at different astrological techniques that have been used to tease out information about the soul's incarnations.
Anyone is welcome to join this workshop
This course has two parts (1) an online course site with supplemental material and online discussion forums and (2) a weekly live interactive online conference. The live portion of the course is recorded and students will receive a copy of the recording.
Joseph Crane, M.A. is a consulting astrologer, teacher, and author. He has conducted beginning astrology courses, training programs on astrological interpretation, and on counseling skills for astrologers. He has been involved with the Kepler College and Certificate Program since 2007. He also works 1:1 with those who wish to include astrology in their counseling work. He has been involved with the Kepler College and Certificate Program since 2007.
Joseph is the author of A Practical Guide to Traditional Astrology (1997), Astrological Roots: The Hellenistic Legacy (2007) and Between Fortune and Providence: Astrology and the Universe in Dante’s Divine Comedy (2012). He publishes a monthly astrology newsletter that currently profiles historical and contemporary public figures. Newsletters and other information can be found at The Astrology Institute. Joseph is also a psychotherapist and a Buddhist practitioner. He lives in Rhode Island. You can find out more at his website: https://www.astrologyinstitute.com/
Enid Newberg earned a BA from the Evergreen State College and an MA from Antioch University in Whole Systems Design. She first joined Kepler College as a board member in 1993, and was president when the college first opened in 2000 through the end of 2001. In November 2004, she rejoined the administration and was President from 2006 until 2019. She is still a member of the Board of Trustees and teaches a variety of astrological classes.
Enid discovered astrology in the 1970's when she went with friends to listen to a lecture by Dane Rudhyar. From that point on she was hooked. She particularly enjoys introducing students to the dynamic aliveness of an astrological chart. She is also fascinated by astrology's history and philosophy as well as its intersection with magic, culture and spirituality.
This course is part of a three-part series on the Astrologies of Soul. It is the most comprehensive treatment of soul and astrology offered anywhere.
The series traces the connections between our ideas about soul in philosophy, religion and astrology, through Western and Eastern history and practice. It will introduce you to a range of perspectives and applications that can aid in living a good life and help sustain the spirit through life's transitions.
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of astrological symbols; a desire to explore different ideas about the soul; an interest in exploring the links between history, philosophy, religion and astrology