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“Tweedledum and Tweedledee
Agreed to have a battle;
For Tweedledum said Tweedledee
Had spoiled his nice new rattle.
Just then flew down a monstrous crow,
As black as a tar-barrel;
Which frightened both the heroes so,
They quite forgot their quarrel.”
Kepler College – twin-like this Gemini June – is beside itself!
Donna Woodwell launches her new 5-week series, “Storytelling: Astrology’s Art and Soul.”Kelly Surtees presents, “Silver Strokes: Honoring the Moon Phases.”Robert Glasscock’s reveals, “Derivative Houses: The World Around You” . . . In our free webinar series, Gavin Burns offers a tour of Prometheus Astrology Softwareand David Cochrane delivers, “Chiron: Wounded Healer, Quiet Charisma, Or Focused Self-Expression?”– then rings in Cancer’s Summer Solstice with his workshop on using the right tools to be more effective and successful in astrology – “Sirius Software & More: New Information Tools for the 21st Century.”
Not enough to fill your plate? Kepler College’s Summer Term kicks off June 23rd! Click herefor our calendar of upcoming events!
Join worldwide students for astrology studies found nowhere else! And drop into our bookstorefor valuable works – some rare – many by Kepler associates.
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So many wheels turning. So much action. So little progress? Always a risk while the Twins hold sway. Even if, as a rule, you find in retrospect that you’ve actually laid lots of groundwork for decisive actions next month and the months to follow.
June’s all about networking, after all: fact-gathering; rumor-checking; price-comparing and coordinating future Big Plans (there are many).
Two early retrograde stations(Mercury and Neptune) are great for refining those plans; weeding out clutter and distractions; eliminating excuses and nipping irrational paranoias in the bud. Not to mention repairing malfunction cars, appliances and body-parts. (Get second opinions. Initial exams may have missed something important.)
We’re pretty sure Dr. Dolittle’s Pushmi-pullyu is mythical. But why are so many two-leggers drawing implacable lines in the sand only to sheepishly contradict themselves within days? Maybe because sheep are real. Or maybe because the still-active, still hot-headed, still know-it-all, still holier-than-thou, still upsettingGrand Cross involving Mars, Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto hasn’t gone away.
STORYTELLING: ASTROLOGY’S ART AND SOUL - Donna Woodwell
Begins June 7 from 10am - 12 pm Pacific Daylight Time. We tell stories to evoke soul – to bring depth, dimension and meaning to our conversations. In this five-week workshop, you'll be equipped with the tools you need for more masterful storytelling – whether for working with clients, writing or speaking. You'll also have a chance to put what you learn into practice, receiving feedback to make your stories sizzle.
SILVER STROKES: HONORING THE MOON PHASES ($25) - Kelly Surtees
Saturday, June 7 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time. Moon Phases underpin your access to energy, motivation, insight and vitality. Discover rich insights into current and future cycles for yourself and your clients. Kelly Surtees shows how Moon Phases uncover potentials in natal charts and progressions.
"DERIVATIVE HOUSES: THE WORLD AROUND YOU" – Robert Glasscock ($30)
“As close to fortune-telling as astrology gets.”
Begins June 14, from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Pacific Dalight Time. By popular request: Robert Glasscock presentsa comprehensive 3 Hour Webinar onthe “magical” use of Derivative Houses. “Derivative Houses are one of the simplest yet most remarkable tools in astrology. Indispensable in every astrologer’s skill set.” Profoundly valuable, practical techniques – revealed in practice.
SIRIUS SOFTWARE & MORE: NEW INFORMATION TOOLS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY ($25) - David Cochrane
July 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time. Fun and inspiring – with practical down-to-earth information – not abstract philosophy. Whether beginner or professional; following Hellenistic, classical, modern psychological, evolutionary, or any other kind of astrology; having the right tools is essential for working with clients. Sirius Software has a wealth of options to help you improve your astrological practice.
As our gift to you, Kepler offers one or two free webinars each month on Saturdays from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Pacific Daylight time. Everyone who signs up receives a copy of the recorded webinar.
JUNE 7 - Prometheus Astrology Software - Gavin Burns
Join Gavin Burns, the lead programmer, for a tour of this innovative software! Prometheus Astrology Software offers several unique approaches to charting, page design, transit graphs, and more. One exciting option is the embedded Planetarium system for the realistic imaging of the sky, from an Astrological point of view.
JUNE 21 – CHIRON: WOUNDED HEALER, QUIET CHARISMA, OR FOCUSED SELF-EXPRESSION? – David Cochrane
Is Chiron truly the Wounded Healer?Or one symptom of another process? Is the solution in studying hundreds of charts? David Cochrane has answers and presents compelling evidence that Chiron indeed has important astrological influence and is not always the Wounded Healer. Don’t miss these insights into one of astrology’s most misunderstood archetypes.
AROUND THE WEB
We talk about Hellenistic and Classical Astrology but often forget how much our esoteric traditions owe to the Arabs. Last year, the Warburg Institute presented a lecture by Saiyad Nizamuddin on Magic and the Occult in Islam: Ahmad al Buni. Click here to see the lecture on YouTube.
Not familiar with David Cochrane? Explore one of his video offerings before signing up for his webinar or workshop. He has an particularly interesting take on the Marriage between Hellenistic and Harmonic Astrology. Click here to see the lecture on YouTube.
The Tyrrany of the Astrological Signature -Enid Newberg
Lately I have found myself frustrated by the way some astrologers use what I call "the tyrrany of the astrological signature." Whether or not we do formal research, all practicing astrologers start to see patterns. This is especially true because our clients are not random. Who we are, where we live, and the type of astrology we practice brings a certain type of individual to us. Unfortunately, this makes it easy to forget that every life is unique. There is no aspect, configuration or chart pattern in the natal chart that can capture the totality of the individual and how that person will express those astrological energies in their life. Astrology provides possibilities and probabilities, but no guarantees. By trying to fit our clients into our preconceived notion of how they should express an astrological signature, we do them, ourselves and astrology a disservice.
I am certainly not alone in this concern. In browsing the web for additions to the newsletter, I came across an article by a Vedic astrologer that echoes my discomfort with the careless or deliberate mistreatment of clients when astrologers assume they know the answer. In Common Myths and Misconceptionds in Vedic Astrology, astrologer TMR writes: "As a research Astrologer, I have been evaluating horoscopes for more than 50 years and I have found there are lot of misconceptions or myths in Astrology which are used to frighten the unsuspecting public by wayside astrologers."
Astrologer Rohini Ranjan's fascinating research on the Astrological Signature of Alternative Energy Healers brings this point home. While he does find interesting results, they show tendencies and trends, not absolutes. "The spiritual nature of healing that underlies Reiki, the inner calling that is experienced by Reiki healers and the often profound spiritual experiences that happen to healers and their patients during a healing session and during attunements and the karmic nature of it all, as highlighted by the presence of the astrological signatures described in this article in not only the radix (rashi) but divisional charts is not likely to be a random occurrence or happenstance." http://www.boloji.com/index.cfm?md=Content&sd=Articles&ArticleID=1085#sthash.yL0fPzCC.dpuf
If you are interested in astrological research, click herefor the webinar presented last month by members of Kepler's research group. If you are interested in doing research yourself, Kepler provides an online website and meeting connection for Kepler students and members of the general astrological community. Free for Kepler students. Non-students pay $10 per year.
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