Join us online for Steven's first real-time simulcast of a live workshop! Steven will be presenting detailed chart reading skills to a small group of his Apprentice students in Borrego Springs. We'll have the cameras rolling during portions of the workshop so that you can join us from the comfort of your own living room.
The intention for this workshop is to help students put together the whole astrological message into a natal and/or transit reading. In Part 1 on Saturday, Steven will by demonstrating the integrative analysis of the natal chart. Our launching pad will be the chart of the dramatic, brilliant Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo.
In Part 2 on Sunday, we switch to the exploration of transits and progressions via some colorful moments in the life of movie screen goddess Marilyn Monroe.
LECTURE: Jupiter: It’s Too Much – But Is It Enough?
Jupiter reveals how and where we’re blessed – so much so that we can inspire others with its message. But can Jupiter be too much of a good thing? Frank will look at the charts of people with a prominent Jupiter to gauge its wide range of expression in temperament and manifestation. From the evangelist and guru to the con artist, from the philanthropist to the diva, we’ll examine the various exemplary and sinister sides to the Greater Benefic.
WORKSHOP: The Rhythms of Your Life: Honing Your Forecasting Skills
As consultant astrologers, rather than using forecasting tools to make firm predictions, we do our best work when we articulate the processes that can take place under various transits, progressions or directions. If you’ve ever been daunted or overwhelmed by forecasting, this seminar will offer a number of tools (including ‘Define and Connect’) to simplify the process of interpreting upcoming trends, and Frank will address a number of factors to take into consideration. Along the way, he’ll introduce you to the most reliable and accurate forecasting tool, Solar Arc Directions, and show you how to use these simply and effectively to achieve maximum results. You’ll be amazed!
This event is hosted by the NCGR Sacramento Chapter.
Healing and Astrology conference with Andrea L. Gehrz, Jessica Lanyadoo, Casey Cardoso, Jenn Zahrt, Jonathan Keyes, Carol Ferris and Jenna Abernathy! This event is hosted by the Portland School of Astrology.
Join Steven for his annual spring program in Northern California. This program counts towards certification through Steven's Astrology Apprenticeship Program.
When life plays its wild cards, for good or for ill, the planet Uranus is generally in the spotlight. The "lord of earthquakes and lightning bolts" usually lives up to his name. But lately there is a newcomer.
First hailed as the "10th planet," Eris - or "Discordia," as the Romans called her - brought chaos into the astronomical world and triggered the debacle of Pluto being downgraded to a dwarf planet. Being a newbie, Eris is not widely employed or understood by modern astrologers, but it should be. It's bigger than Pluto and it has been one of the astrological puzzle's missing pieces from the beginning right up until our lifetimes.
It falls to us as the inheritors of our craft to begin to open our consciousness to this edgy new wild card in our system. Its energy and action are different from those of Uranus, but they can be equally explosive. And over the next few years, the two bodies will be conjuncting in Aries, which promises a wild ride for one and all.
Join Steven for four days exploring the action of these two Lords of Chaos, one familiar and the other new, powerful, strange and unsettling. We’ll strive to understand their function in the birthchart, how they respond to stimulus via transits or progressions, and their own action as they move through the charts of class members chosen from our famous Sorting Hat.
With so much to look at in charts and forecasting, it's easy to drown in details. Going back to the basics can be very revealing! Using famous people’s charts and data provided by participants (preferably their own or those of people in the news), we'll follow the rulers of the Sun and Rising signs (if a birth time is known) to see high and low points indicated by progressions, returns and transits (including eclipses).
This will be a "roll-up-our-sleeves" workshop with a focus on participants' charts. Attendees may provide their birth data in advance if they would like Janet to use their charts as examples during the workshop. Before the workshop, those who want to participate should list 12-20 important events of their life with as close to the date of occurrence as possible.
This event is hosted by the The Astrological Society of Princeton, NJ.
A review of the literature on Moon/Pluto and Scorpio Moon reveals the difficulty which mainstream culture has with the emotional dimensions of existence. While this combination can certainly correlate with tragedy, especially in childhood, it also symbolizes a depth of psychological understanding. We will re-vision the Plutonic/Scorpionic Moon in order to understand how difficult emotions can be dishonored and discarded, to our own detriment, and how difficult emotions can become a source of wisdom and guidance, to everyone’s benefit. Learn practical techniques for metabolizing challenging emotions, compassionately cultivating emotional intelligence, and envision the Moon and Pluto in a different light.
This event is hosted by the San Francisco Astrological Society.
Join Steven at this luxury astrology retreat in beautiful Lake Como, Italy. As part of the European Apprenticeship Program, this program counts towards certification through Steven's Astrology Apprenticeship program.
In the previous three meetings of the EAP we have been exploring the basic DNA of astrological interpretation. The technical analysis of the birth chart, the relationships between charts, and the “predictive” factors of transits and progressions.
These are the nuts and bolts of our craft, but in focusing so narrowly we run the risk of losing the big picture. The real art in professional astrology lies in presenting an integrated, emotionally connected sense of how all the pieces fit together. This requires a different set of skills. We must rely heavily on our intuitive functions and learn how to welcome them into the process. We must learn to detect themes and patterns in the symbolism.
Given the time constraints of a client session, we need to make strategic judgements about what material we can safely ignore. Symbols contradict each other, just as do the differing needs and drives we all feel inside ourselves.
How do we find the right balance when, for example, the chart is describing a person as both as introvert and an extrovert?
How do we present a time in which the feeling of love and the strong need for independence collide? Most critically, how do we put it all in plain, clear, human language? How do we build the bridge to the clients’ heart? These are the areas where astrology veers from being a craft or even a science into the realm of a true art. The good news is that, within limits, these skills can be taught. Steven will spend the first couple of days exploring this territory at a broad, theoretical level, so we can all grasp the principles. The rest of the time will be a chart reading intensive, with (volunteer) class members putting their names in the famous sorting hat to be drawn at random.
Steven will unfold the karmic story, integrate it with the present astro-psychology, and demonstrate his techniques for holistic, client centered analysis and presentation.
The Lost Secrets of Renaissance Medicine Conference returns for its second year! Join Judith Hill and Matthew Wood for a weekend of traditional medical astrology and herbalism.
Join a number of astrologers in Seattle for the 31st Annual Conference.
In the November 2014 meeting, we explored the intense astrological terrain of the Wound and the Healing. In the upcoming May meeting, we will enter merrier territory: the lifegiving Fire symbolism in the chart. The two programs are linked in that we need to accumulate energy, verve, and enthusiasm in order to face life’s more challenging moments—and to recover from them. The keys to this restorative process lie in the Fiery Trigon of Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius, their associated Houses, and their planetary rulers, Mars, the Sun, and Jupiter.
A right relationship with those dynamic energies in the psyche can cure us of almost everything from bleak despair to, quite literally, the common cold. From a practical evolutionary perspective, joy is not a luxury, it is a necessity. Without it, we are not strong enough nor engaged enough to continue growing. In this program, we will start with the core Fire symbolism of the birthchart and from there branch out into the realm of the transits, progressions, and solar arcs which signal the flashing arrival of these magic moments of necessary renewal and revival in our lives.
Become an astrologer and work towards certification with Steven Forrest in this unique and intimate astrology intensive program. All levels welcome*.
Steven will guide students into an in-depth understanding of his unique approach to Evolutionary Astrology. Students spend 4 days immersed in study, with lecture and step-by-step instruction in methodology with birth charts drawn from the pool of attendees.
This program counts towards certification through Steven's astrology apprenticeship program.
This program counts towards certification through Steven's astrology apprenticeship program.
In the previous three meetings of the NC program, we have been exploring the basic DNA of astrological interpretation: the technical analysis of the birthchart, the relationships between charts, and the “predictive” factors of transits and progressions. These are the nuts and bolts of our craft, but in focusing so narrowly we run the risk of losing the big picture. And the real art in professional astrology lies in presenting an integrated, emotionally-connected sense of how all the pieces fit together. This requires a different set of skills. We must rely heavily on our intuitive functions—and learn how to welcome them into the process. We must learn to detect themes and patterns in the symbolism.
Given the time constraints of a client session, we need to make strategic judgements about what material we can safely ignore. Symbols contradict each other, just as do the differing needs and drives we all feel inside ourselves. How do we find the right balance when, for example, the chart is describing a person as both an introvert and an extrovert? How do we present a time in which feeling of love and the strong need for independence collide? Most pivotally, how do we put it all in plain, clear, human language? How do we build the bridge to the client’s heart? These are the areas where astrology veers from being a craft or even a science into the realm of a true art.
The good news is that, within limits, these skills can be taught. Steven will spend the first couple of days exploring this territory at a broad, theoretical level so we can all grasp the principles. The rest of the time will be a chart-reading intensive, with (volunteer) class members putting their names in the famous Sorting Hat to be drawn at random. Steven will unfold the karmic story, integrate it with the present astropsychology, and demonstrate his techniques for wholistic, client-centered analysis and presentation.
Neptune, Pisces and the 12th house are a trinity of energies which can lift us up to the highest states of consciousness or drop us down into self created hell worlds of illusion. Their fabled sensitivity can attune us to the whispers of angels - or render us hyper sensitized to pain we have created through our own folly and delusion.
To get it right, we must "be on the spiritual path" but that phrase has so many different legitimate meanings. How can he Neptunian family of configurations in the birth chart aim our spiritual intentions in the most efficient and effective directions? Of what foolishness do they warn us? and how can we prepare ourselves to make the best use of those powerful Neptunian periods that arise via transits, progressions and solar arcs?
In this meeting of the Apprenticeship program we explore all these Neptunian nuances in a grounded and empowering way. As usual, the class reflects a mixture of theory and overview, along with time reaching into "The Sorting Hat" and exploring the real world application of this kaleidoscopic "window beyond the soul of the ego" in the charts of class members.
Join Steven at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY for a special weekend workshop. The astrological moon tells us how to take care of our heart, soul, and body. By following the moon down into our hearts, we journey into an interior psychic world.
In this weekend workshop, we consider the moon from the perspective of the zodiac signs, houses, and aspects. Through talks, exercises, and question-and-answer sessions, we explore the forgotten mystery of the moon’s eight phases, and learn about the often overlooked pieces of the astrological puzzle—the speed of the natal moon, its declination, and the “out of bounds” moon.
We part the millennial veil that has separated astrologers, and reclaim the half of the sky that we have been trained to forget. Professional astrologers, skilled amateurs, and anyone else just interested in astrology are invited take a fresh look at the moon and gain new insight into ourselves.