DATE: October 13, 2018
TIME: 9:00-11:30 AM Pacific / 12:00-2:30 PM Eastern
Since ancient times, the tapestry of constellations has provided a library of settings and stories that acts as a backdrop for the traveling planets. The jumbled origins of constellations and star names is the foundation of modern astronomical and astrological terminology. Accumulated multi-cultural myths, star lore and astrological lore are fused into star meanings. Discover how the planets absorb and convey unique facets of stellar influence through natal planetary placements. The four Royal Watcher Stars magnify traits and life-challenges; sample charts show the benefits and dangers of these. Learn how to utilize Ptolemaic star attributions as interpretative clues – these are rarely mentioned but they’re invaluable interpretive tools. We’ll examine star pairs, star conjunctions, star oppositions and squares, including the Armada Square and the Wild Ride-Wild Child Square.
An exciting range of sample natal charts throughout the presentation demonstrate methods and concepts. Learn the three focal chart locations for beginning a birth chart star analysis. We'll review less-familiar circumpolar and southern constellations, and discuss the slow movement of stars through precession. Learn about Star Birds, Danger Zones, and stellar Hearts and Eyes. The presentation concludes with a summary of relevant uses for fixed stars and fixed star resources for further study. The influence of fixed stars is truly fascinating! It’s an enormous, all-encompassing topic that is best served by a 2.5 hour workshop setting so participants have time to absorb enough to get them on the road to their own pursuit of the stars.
Elizabeth Hazel is a professional astrologer, tarotist and rune reader from Toledo, Ohio. She’s spent nearly four decades studying these subjects and giving readings.
Liz is the author of Tarot Decoded (Weiser), Little Book of Fixed Stars, Geomantic Divination, and Little Book of Mantras. She has also written long-term horoscope columns and dozens of articles on astrology and tarot topics, including articles for The Mountain Astrologer, and NCGR’s Geocosmic Journal and Research Journal. Liz co-edits the quarterly NCGR memberletter and is the co-president of the SMARRT chapter in Ann Arbor, Michigan.