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ASTROLOGICAL VISIONS: Navigating the Waters of Change
Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
10 AM – 8:00 PM
Keynote: Michael Lutin
Featuring Greg Bogart, Linea Van Horn, Jessica Lanyadoo, Barry Perlman & Deborah Parker Smith
AFAN, NCGR or SFAS Members: $75 Non-Members: $90
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POST CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
MICHAEL LUTIN: WEIRD VISIONS
Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
With Lunch Break
Since Chiron and Neptune will be affecting us all until the mid 2020's....
A guided imagery seminar, through the depths of the unconscious to spiritually enriching fulfillment. Chiron and Neptune's Transit through Pisces. From the shame of failure to personal triumph.
Below is a preview of International Astrology Day 2014:
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: THRIVING IN THE MIDST OF CRISIS
10:15 AM – 11:45 AM
With the political, moral, religious and economic pandemonium brought about on outer planet transits, How can you experience ecstasy and find stability?
UNDERSTANDING NEPTUNE: THE PLANET OF INFLUENCE*
Deborah Smith Parker
Noon – 1 PM
Discovered in 1846 Neptune had its first “birthday” in 2010, so from a perspective of human understanding we’re still getting to know each other. Neptune’s language is not that of social discourse or politics. It is the language of influence that comes directly from the unconscious and is best expressed and understood through a symbolic language or discipline such as art, images, math, rituals and of course astrology. Deborah will discuss – in surprisingly specific examples—both the personal and collective impacts of Neptune in astrological interpretations, how we travel hand in hand with its harmony and madness as we navigate Neptune’s hazy path from the unconscious to consciousness. She will also include the ever present inspirations of Neptune’s surprising and often specific role in public policy from war, to fads, to pharmaceuticals (a fad about to fade), the development of the fields of psychology and trauma science and more.
* Influence as defined in Merriam Webster’s 10th Edition Dictionary as: 1.a. An ethereal fluid held to flow from the stars and to affect the actions of humans.
Astrology, Practical Mysticism, and Planetary Initiation
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Astrology’s practical mysticism prepares us to move through crisis and upheavals with consciousness and clear intention. In 2014 we're in the arms of an intense Grand Cross. Uranus in Aries liberates our individual creative impetus, evolving in alignment with macrosocial trends. Mars in Libra asks for self-assertiveness in harmonious congruence and managing relational stress. Jupiter in Cancer seeks growth in households, families, gardens, and our sense of place. Pluto in Capricorn denotes finding our place within the machinery of government and social institutions. In addition, Saturn in Scorpio directs sexual and financial resources into commitments and shared intentions; and Neptune in Pisces inspires us to immerse in meditation, mysteries and esotericism. Studying these transits can prepare us to meet the challenges of planetary initiation.
The Other Side of Neptune
Linea Van Horn
4 PM – 5 PM
Consider Neptune: Field of dreams or den of illusion? Holy Grail or snuff planet? Realm of infinite possibility or hall of mirrors? From the sublime to the ridiculous, this planet defies description, evades the so-called real world and reminds us that this earthly plane is but a small manifestation of the true reality. There is much to love, and much to hate about this giant gasbag intent on dissolving our attachment to the physical world. For anyone with control issues (show of hands, please!), Neptune is an exercise in frustration. For those on a spiritual path, he shows the way. What qualities can we develop to make the best use of this enigmatic planet?
How Do We Know What We Know?
Jessica Lanyadoo and Barry Perlman
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Inspired by the weekend’s Mercury-Neptune conjunction in Pisces, we will explore nuanced forms of knowing that move beyond the cerebral, allowing us to expand our experience and understanding of the world we live in. We’ll discuss how different intuitive and sense-based tools can be identified and practically utilized in an individual's birth chart. We’ll also reflect on the role of astrology itself, which straddles a complicated line between being a logical rule-based system and a divination tool requiring intuitive synthesis.
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Astrology Social Reception
Register at http://www.ncgrsanfrancisco.org/IADSF2014.html