SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS, LECTURES, EVENTS

2022

ASTROLOGY AND TRANSITIONAL PHENOMENA

Programme starts at 7:15 PM British Time/ 2:15 PM EDT/1:15 PM CDT/12:15 PM MDT/11:15 AM PDT.

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Is not only the name of this lecture, but is the title of my PhD dissertation recently completed and successfully defended for the International University of Graduate Studies. From what does astrology get its power in our psyches? I suspected it was related to an intermediate area of experience in human experience introduced by the British psychoanalyst D.W. Winnicott (1896-1971) called transitional phenomena. Winnicott described it this way: “this is the area I set out to examine, the separation that is not a separation but a form of union.” This area between our inner reality and the outside world emerges in early childhood and in adult life develops into cultural experience. What is more of an image and experience of this kind of area than working with astrology and astrological charts, symbolic maps of the outer world, the sky, brought into human experience? The core architecture and sacred space of the mandala of the chart resonates with our earliest attachments as well as cosmic connection. Does the lived experience astrologers have of astrology have qualities of transitional phenomena and/or transformational phenomena? The answer is yes.


Counseling Van Gogh

MARCH 15, 2023 BRIGHTON ASTROLOGY CIRCLE

Programme starts at 7:15 PM British Time/ 2:15 PM EDT/1:15 PM CDT/12:15 PM MDT/11:15 AM PDT.

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A client contacts you for an appointment: no one loves him and his career is going nowhere. His name is Vincent Van Gogh. This lecture is a psychoaesthetic deep dive into his life and psychodynamics as expressed through his chart and his artwork; particularly the troubles of excessive Jupiter energy. What do you say? How do you say it? How do you manage the session/s? What heals/helps? Key principles the astrologer can use to best be of service: knowing the chart, reading the room, dosage/timing, empathic resonance.