Workshop: “Astrology: Science, Art, Religion?”

In this virtual workshop, Becca and Matt will engage the audience in a few deep time and inner space meditations with the aim of integrating the scientific, artistic, and religious dimensions of astrological practice explored in their Thursday evening presentation.  There will also be ample time for continued dialogue on these themes.

Time: 12pm-3pm EST (11am–2pm CST, 10am-1pm MST, 9am-12pm PST)

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Becca Tarnas and Matthew Segall

Becca S. Tarnas, Ph.D. is an archetypal astrologer and editor of Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology. She received her doctorate in Philosophy and Religion from the California Institute of Integral Studies, with her dissertation titled The Back of Beyond: The Red Books of C.G. Jung and J.R.R. Tolkien. Her research interests include depth psychology, literature, philosophy, and the ecological imagination. She is currently teaching in the Jungian Psychology and Archetypal Studies program at Pacifica Graduate Institute.

Matthew T. Segall, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program at California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA. He teaches courses on German Idealism and organic philosophy and has published on a wide range of topics including metaphysics, the philosophy of science, the evolution of religion, and psychedelics. He blogs regularly at footnotes2plato.com.

Please register and pay by September 19 to be sent a link.


 

 

Astrology: Science, Art, Religion? with Becca Tarnas and Matthew Segall

For some, astrology is a science, no less mathematically rigorous and empirically grounded than astronomy. For others, astrology is more of an art, with subjective interpretation and poetic expression playing essential roles. The beliefs and practices of astrology lead still others to view it as a religion or spiritual discipline.

In this presentation, Becca and Matt will engage in a philosophical and practical dialogue about the nature of the astrological discipline, its controversial status in intellectual and popular cultures, and how the language we use to describe it affects our understanding of what astrology can tell us about our world.

Becca and Matthew will be joining us remotely from their home in California.

The meeting is free to MAAS members, $15 for non-members. The door opens at 7:00 PM to allow for conversation and browsing the MAAS astrological library. The lecture begins at 7:30 PM.

  • You may attend remotely via GoToMeeting, this is also free for MAAS members. Simply email info@atlantaastrology.com no later than June 17 to be sent a link.
  • Non-members may also attend remotely via GoToMeeting for $18. Please pay through PayPal no later than September 17 to be sent a link.

Becca and Matthew’s lecture will be followed on Saturday, September 22, by a there hour virtual workshop that will engage the audience in a few deep time and inner space meditations with the aim of integrating the scientific, artistic, and religious dimensions of astrological practice explored in their Thursday evening presentation.  There will also be ample time for continued dialogue on these themes.

Time: 12pm-3pm EST (11am–2pm CST, 10am-1pm MST, 9am-12pm PST)
Cost: $35


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Becca Tarnas and Matthew Segall

Becca S. Tarnas, Ph.D. is an archetypal astrologer and editor of Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology. She received her doctorate in Philosophy and Religion from the California Institute of Integral Studies, with her dissertation titled The Back of Beyond: The Red Books of C.G. Jung and J.R.R. Tolkien. Her research interests include depth psychology, literature, philosophy, and the ecological imagination. She is currently teaching in the Jungian Psychology and Archetypal Studies program at Pacifica Graduate Institute.

Matthew T. Segall, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program at California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA. He teaches courses on German Idealism and organic philosophy and has published on a wide range of topics including metaphysics, the philosophy of science, the evolution of religion, and psychedelics. He blogs regularly at footnotes2plato.com.

Astrology of Karmic Relationships with Karen Branch

Are you soulmates? Were you born to be together again?

Explore the astrological connections between you and your partner’s charts for clues that suggest past lives together. Learn which interaspects suggest “karmic glue”, obligation/service, excitement and fast attachment & more.

Bring a bi-wheel with your chart and your partner’s to quickly see the connections.

The meeting is free to MAAS members, $15 for non-members. The door opens at 7:00 PM to allow for conversation and browsing the MAAS astrological library. The lecture begins at 7:30 PM.

You may attend remotely via GoToMeeting, this is also free for MAAS members. Simply email info@atlantaastrology.com no later than August 13 to be sent a link.

Non-members may also attend remotely via GoToMeeting for $18. Please pay through PayPal no later than August 13 to be sent a link.


About Karen

Along with being a professional astrologer, Karen is also a hypnotherapist and wedding officiant. She owns Magical Mystical Parties and provides fun tarot and astrology mini-readings for both corporate and private events in the Atlanta area.

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Astrological Compatibility with Michael Gabriel West

Astrological Compatibility with Michael Gabriel West

Choosing the best possible partner for yourself can mean the difference between happiness, bitterness,

sadness, regret, and stress. The seed from which a relationship grows is called compatibility.

Michael will discuss:

  1. The Sun and its aspects with the other person’s planets.
  2. The Moon and its aspects with the other person’s planets.
  3. Venus and its aspects with the other person’s planets.
  4. Mercury and its aspects with the other person’s planets.
  5. Juno and it’s aspects with the other person’s planets.
  6. The north and south nodes
  7. The 7th house: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.
  8. Marriage and its institution in relation to compatibility.
  9. Disposable relationships and the future.
  10. Questions & Answers.

The meeting is free to MAAS members, $15 for non-members. The door opens at 7:00 PM to allow for conversation and browsing the MAAS astrological library. The lecture begins at 7:30 PM.

You may attend remotely via GoToMeeting, this is also free for MAAS members. Simply email info@atlantaastrology.com no later than June 18 to be sent a link.

Non-members may also attend remotely via GoToMeeting for $18. Please pay through PayPal no later than June 18 to be sent a link.


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About Michael Gabriel West

Michael Gabriel West is a Certified Numerologist and practicing Astrologer. He has over 17 years’ experience as a Astronumerical Consultant. In 2005 he graduated from The Connaissance School of Numerology in London, United Kingdom with a certification in Esoteric Numerology. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Morris Brown College and completed intensive training in Financial Modeling and Valuation from the Investment Banking Institute. He has worked in the valuation industry as a consultant in the capital and tangible asset practice. Michael West is a member of The Association International de Numerologues (The International Association of Numerologist) and The American Federation of Astrologers, Inc.

Michael’s official website: Insights of Michael

Astrology Transit Support Group

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In this group, we bring together Astrology and Community to explore our unique life maps and our current astrological weather, known as transits. “Transits are how we grow, transform, and evolve. They are life in motion.” This monthly group offers a great way to better understand yourself and others through exploring the current astrological transits from personal and societal perspectives and is a wonderful way to connect with the natural cycles of life. Learn about transits, explore your own transits, and give and receive support from others in the astrological community.

Transit Support Group meets the 4th Thursday of every month, 7-9:30 PM (with the exception of the months of November and December.)

The cost is $20 for members and non-members.

Beginners through advanced astrologers are welcome and encouraged!

This is a great way to meet other like-minded astrology lovers, to socialize, share stories, and learn more about astrology in a friendly, open, and supportive environment.

Please email Michelle Gregg at astrology@michellegregg.com no later than 48 hours prior to the meeting with your birth info: birth date, birth time, and birth place (city, state/province, country.)

What are transits?
“A transit occurs whenever a planet, moving in its orbit during your lifetime, forms an aspect (a geometric connection) to a planet, the Sun Moon, or any of the house cusps in your natal horoscope. Also whenever a planet passes through the part of the Zodiac occupied by a house in your natal chart, we say that the planet is transiting the house.”  ~Rob Hand

“When a currently orbiting planet makes contact with any of your birth chart’s planets or points, that orbiting planet is making a “transit” to your birth chart and thus to a particular piece of your psyche. When this transit occurs the energy of the orbiting planet connects with the energy of your natal planet or point, and a synergy is created between them. You are then required to respond to this newly created synergy in some way. The way in which you respond is up to you – you can do it very poorly, or very well, or somewhere in-between. This is why it’s important to know what transits you’re having and understand the potentials that lie in their combinations – once you become conscious of the energies that are operating in your life you can make the best possible decisions. You can elevate your consciousness around the areas of your psyche that are being impacted. Transits are how we grow, transform, and evolve. They are life in motion.” ~Michelle Gregg

About Michelle Gregg

Michelle Gregg is a professional Counseling Astrologer, writer, and personal catalyst. She has 25 years’ experience working with clients from an astrological and Jungian model, helping them catalyze their lives into more joyous, more spiritually connected vibrancy. She currently has a thriving private practice, speaks, blogs, and teaches astrology at The Metropolitan Atlanta Astrological Society.  www.michellegregg.comastrology@michellegregg.com

Dwarf Planet Astrology Workshop

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Dwarf Planet Astrology: Three new planets, plus one upgraded, one downgraded and five candidates, to complement the nine that we’re already using. A look at our busy new solar system and how the new dwarf planets extend traditional astrology into a richer and more spiritual perspective on the chart.
We’ll look first at Sedna (spiritual destiny through transcendent crises), the new outer limit of our solar system and then at the other dwarf planets in this context, studying Ceres (nurturing), Pluto (transformation), Ixion (lawlessness), Orcus (speaking out), Haumea (rebirth), Makemake (devotion), Quaoar (new perspectives), Varuna (notability) and Eris (consciousness through discord).
To get the most out of this workshop participants are encouraged to find out the dwarf planet placements in their chart by sending their birth data prior to the workshop to Alan at:alan@artmedia.net.nz
To attend remotely please pay through Paypal by May 16th.

About Alan Clay
New Zealander  Alan Clay has been a practicing astrologer for over 40 years, with a background as a humanistic astrologer inspired by the work of Dane Rudhyar. Over the past 20 years, this has broadened into a study of Chiron and the Centaurs and more recently into the newly discovered Dwarf Planets. His book, ‘Sedna Consciousness, the Soul’s Path of Destiny’ was very well received at its launch at UAC in Chicago and reviewers have called it: ‘a groundbreaking book’, ‘essential reading for astrologers’.’a well-written, well-researched, and easily readable book’ and ‘a treasure trove of information and inspiration’. Alan will be lecturing on Dwarf Planet Astrology at the Federation of Australian Astrologers Conference in Melbourne in January 2020 and at the IVC Conference in India in February 2020.  www.sednaconsciousness.com

Sedna Consciousness, the Soul’s Path of Destiny

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Discover the evolutionary spiritual power of Sedna, the new esoteric outer limit of our solar system and learn of the profound implications for society and for each of us individually in the coming years, as she approaches her closest point to Earth. This talk by New Zealand astrologer, Alan Clay, pushes back a little on all the victimization interpretations of the planet that come from the myth and looks a little at Sedna and illness. Alan likes an interactive discussion, so is happy to take questions and give feedback on particular placements, or aspects.

Alan draws the connection between Sedna and the centaur, Pholus, because they both have a ‘space weathering’ process that turns the surface of each red, so in his mind, they both have to do with growth. And he links it with Ceres, because they both likely have internal oceans, so they both speak of a nurturing process. And with Saturn, because their daily rate of spin is the same, so they have the same day to day practical perspective and both speak of limits.  Sedna is, of course, the esoteric new outer limit of the solar system.

Ceres was an asteroid but was upgraded to be a dwarf planet. We can think of Ceres as the higher octave of the Moon, meaning that the emotional security of the Moon is transmuted into sustenance and nurturing of our spiritual security and sense of place on Planet Earth with Ceres. This is very similar to Sedna, only Sedna operates on a far vaster scale, so we may find that Sedna is the higher octave of Ceres, where the spiritual security and sense of place on Planet Earth with Ceres, is transmuted into transpersonal nurturing of our spirituality and sense of place in the evolutionary cycle with Sedna.

MAAS’ regular monthly  meetings are:

  • Free to MAAS members, $15 for non-members.
  • You may attend remotely via GoToMeeting, free for MAAS members. Simply email  info@atlantaastrology.com no later than May 14 to be sent a link.
  • Non-member. may also attend remotely via GoToMeeting for $18. Non-members must pay through PayPal on the MAAS website no later than May 14.

The door opens at 7:00 PM to allow for conversation and browsing the MAAS astrological library. The lecture begins at 7:30.

About Alan Clay

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New Zealander Alan Clay has been a practicing astrologer for over 40 years, with a background as a humanistic astrologer inspired by the work of Dane Rudhyar. Over the past 20 years, this has broadened into a study of Chiron and the Centaurs and more recently into the newly discovered Dwarf Planets. His book, ‘Sedna Consciousness, the Soul’s Path of Destiny’ was very well received at its launch at UAC in Chicago and reviewers have called it: ‘a groundbreaking book; ‘essential reading for astrologers’: ‘a well-written, well-researched, and easily readable book’; ‘a treasure trove of information and inspiration’. Alan will be lecturing on Dwarf Planet Astrology at the Federation of Australian Astrologers Conference in Melbourne in January 2020 and at the IVC Conference in India in February 2020.  www.sednaconsciousness.com

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Sedna Consciousness
The Soul’s Path of Destiny

Sedna, a trans-Neptunian object, was discovered in November 2003. Originally called planet 90377, Sedna exists in the outermost reaches of our solar system in the Oort Cloud. It has a highly elliptical orbit with a period of 11,406 years, and its extreme distance and slow movement relative to Earth mean that Sedna was in one sign, Aries, from 1867 to 1968, moving into Taurus in 1968. In 2076, Sedna will be at her closest point to Earth since the end of the last Ice Age (i.e. the Neolithic Revolution) around 12,500 years ago.

Alan Clay speculates on Sedna’s meaning by applying methods that astrologers have employed with other newly discovered bodies: He considers its previous (in this case, epochal) cycles, its orbital and physical characteristics, and the events surrounding its discovery in 2003. Only secondarily does he include Sedna in mythology.

Due to this object’s great distance from us, Clay associates Sedna with “a far bigger and more spiritual perspective” than any other known body. The events he relates surrounding the discovery date include the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for “groundbreaking research on how cells communicate and co-operate to form a living eco-system”; the development of neural networks and the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI); and “the proof that roughly 68% of the universe is something called Dark Energy and 27% is something called Dark Matter.”

In making the case for Sedna’s meaning, the author delineates horoscopes with considerable biographical detail of individuals who display what he identifies as significant Sedna themes: James Lovelock (Gaia Hypothesis); Ray Kurzweil (Futurist); Rachel Carson and Sally Ride (Climate Change); Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs (AI Enablers); Edgar Cayce (Health); and Helen Keller, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, and Osama bin Laden (Consciousness).

In the next nearly 1,000 pages of the text, the author delineates Sedna in the signs, houses, and (in particular detail) the aspects. He includes Sedna in major aspects (conjunction, opposition, sextile, trine) and minor aspects (semi-sextile, semi-square, sesquiquadrate, inconjunct, quintile, bi-quintile) to the Sun, Moon, planets (Mercury through Pluto), and the new dwarf planets (Ceres, Ixion, Orcus, Makemake, Haumea, Varuna, Quaoar, Eris). If readers are not familiar with these bodies, the author introduces their respective traits — e.g., “Ixion is utter lawlessness”; “Makemake is the Divine trickster”; “Varuna deals with questions of the gain and loss of reputation and the issue of immortality through fame.” There are hundreds of biographies and chart analyses in these pages, all with extensive life details culled from Wikipedia and other sources.

Alan Clay is in the early wave of astrological pioneers drawn to investigate the dwarf planet Sedna, named after the Inuit goddess of the sea. His comprehensive biographical and astrological research comes together in this unusual book — a collection of life stories and experiences from the “weird new outer limit of our consciousness which is stretching our concepts of reality and is pulling us to look at ourselves as part of the very big picture.”

 

Astrology Transit Support Group

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In this group, we bring together Astrology and Community to explore our unique life maps and our current astrological weather, known as transits. “Transits are how we grow, transform, and evolve. They are life in motion.” This monthly group offers a great way to better understand yourself and others through exploring the current astrological transits from personal and societal perspectives and is a wonderful way to connect with the natural cycles of life. Learn about transits, explore your own transits, and give and receive support from others in the astrological community.

Transit Support Group meets the 4th Thursday of every month, 7-9:30 PM (with the exception of the months of November and December.)

The cost is $20 for members and non-members.

Beginners through advanced astrologers are welcome and encouraged!

This is a great way to meet other like-minded astrology lovers, to socialize, share stories, and learn more about astrology in a friendly, open, and supportive environment.

Please email Michelle Gregg at astrology@michellegregg.com no later than 48 hours prior to the meeting with your birth info: birth date, birth time, and birth place (city, state/province, country.)

What are transits?
“A transit occurs whenever a planet, moving in its orbit during your lifetime, forms an aspect (a geometric connection) to a planet, the Sun Moon, or any of the house cusps in your natal horoscope. Also whenever a planet passes through the part of the Zodiac occupied by a house in your natal chart, we say that the planet is transiting the house.”  ~Rob Hand

“When a currently orbiting planet makes contact with any of your birth chart’s planets or points, that orbiting planet is making a “transit” to your birth chart and thus to a particular piece of your psyche. When this transit occurs the energy of the orbiting planet connects with the energy of your natal planet or point, and a synergy is created between them. You are then required to respond to this newly created synergy in some way. The way in which you respond is up to you – you can do it very poorly, or very well, or somewhere in-between. This is why it’s important to know what transits you’re having and understand the potentials that lie in their combinations – once you become conscious of the energies that are operating in your life you can make the best possible decisions. You can elevate your consciousness around the areas of your psyche that are being impacted. Transits are how we grow, transform, and evolve. They are life in motion.” ~Michelle Gregg

About Michelle Gregg

Michelle Gregg is a professional Counseling Astrologer, writer, and personal catalyst. She has 25 years’ experience working with clients from an astrological and Jungian model, helping them catalyze their lives into more joyous, more spiritually connected vibrancy. She currently has a thriving private practice, speaks, blogs, and teaches astrology at The Metropolitan Atlanta Astrological Society.  www.michellegregg.comastrology@michellegregg.com

The 8th Seal with Don Cerow

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Don Cerow will be presenting a synopsis of his new book, The 8th Seal, in which he examines early periods of history and Old Testament prophesies— particularly in the books of Isaiah and Daniel—that mirror astronomical and predictive methods. Observation of the heavens allowed the sage(s) of Revelation to predict future events, just as patterns in the sky at the time of the birth of Jesus allowed the Three Wise Men to arrive at the manger.

The Book of Revelation documents both preceding and later history—the transition from the Greece to Rome, the evolution of the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire, the great waves of plague and invasion that caused the final fall of Rome, the eighth and ninth century Viking invasions, and the split between Roman and Orthodox Churches.

Every age is dramatically different, leading to different philosophies and tasks. We are now entering the Age of Aquarius, a period in which scientific thinking and new knowledge will inform the validity of faith. The author demonstrates this with carefully delineated astronomical information. He describes the characteristics of this new era and helps provide the guidance we will need to order our lives in harmony with such grand cosmic principles and events.

In a very real sense, the planet’s transition into the Age of Aquarius at this time represents the end of the world as we know it. We are at the beginning of a series of new possibilities, new aims, and new realities that offer new ways of development. This book offers both hope and caution for the future.

MAAS’ regular monthly  meetings are:

  • Free to MAAS members, $15 for non-members.
  • You may attend remotely via GoToMeeting, free for MAAS members. Simply email  info@atlantaastrology.com no later than April 16 to be sent a link.
  • Non-member. may also attend remotely via GoToMeeting for $18 for non-members, you must pay through PayPal on the MAAS website no later than April 16.

The door opens at 7:00 PM to allow for conversation and browsing the MAAS astrological library. The lecture begins at 7:30 PM.

About Don Cerow  

Graduating Magna cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts in 1976 in Classics, Don Cerow is a religious scholar, historian, mythographer, and astronomer. Author of the groundbreaking Ibis Press title When the Dragon Wore the Crown, Cerow’s focus has been on the Ancient Mysteries and how they evolved from the study of the sky. In 2003, he reconstructed an early model of Stonehenge in a story that was picked up by the New York Times. In 2005, he produced a multi-media show for Fiske Planetarium at the University of Colorado, pushing back the limits of what our forbearers knew about the heavens. In 2012, he lectured at CPAK (the Conference for Precession and Ancient Knowledge). Writing a weekly column for various newspapers since 1983, Don has produced shows for radio and television and taught at colleges, universities, and planetariums across the country.

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