What does astrology tell us about our soul's calling that helps us understand what we are meant to do?
Instructors: Enid Newberg and Joseph Crane
No external texts are required for this course
The essence of the soul’s journey is the discovery of a larger sense of who we are and how we live in the world. In ordinary experience, our primary interactions with the world are through our daily work, our job or career. But this may not be the same as being "called" to a particular type of action or work. Sometimes the soul's calling is quiet; sometimes it is a demand that is triggered by grief or other traumas in our lives. The soul's calling asks us to trod a path that can transform ourselves and our world. Whether or how we act upon that call that is our soul’s “vocation.” This course explores how astrology can help us understand our soul's journey.
At some point in most people's lives, there is a need, a calling, from within toward action that links us to something greater than our selves. Sometimes the journey to connect with the world in a meaningful way is lonely and dry as we experience alienation from the expectations of others; sometimes we hold on too tightly and narrowly and need to relax and expand. We often fall and need to climb back. We possess an entire cultural history around all these experiences. Astrology can help us understand the many expressions of soul and the feeling of having a soul purpose. Students will work with natal charts to understand one’s calling and subsequent journey.
This is such a great course!!! I would recommend that anyone interested in astrology take it, it is fascinating and has something for everyone!!!!
-- Iva Podrug, Facebook review
- Job and career vs. calling and vocation: What is the difference?
- The Soul's calling and our response
- Revisioning and the future: the hard path - Fall and Redemption
- Finding support in unusual places. Astrological magic
- Personal Alchemy: Living in accord with our calling and the planets
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 the 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: A basic knowledge of astrological symbols; a desire to explore different ideas about the soul and astrology in our desire to find purpose
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.