2013 International Astrology Day : Cycles of Healing
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10:15 AM 11:15 AM THE CELESTIAL PHARMACOPEIA Austin Coppock
A brief investigation of the astrological materia medica reveals that there is no one planet of healing. In fact, every planet has its own unique medicine and associated therapeutic techniques. To fiery Mars belongs the intemperate heat of the sauna and the sweat lodge, while Saturn holds the key to the tremendous benefits of fasting. Used as a medicine, the heat of the sauna purges us of toxins, yet if we stay too long we become headache-y and dehydrated. Similarly, with the right dosage, Mars can grant us the courage we need, yet too much of the red planet's effulgence can inflame our temper and destroy our peace of mind. We find that we have a remarkable celestial pharmacopeia at our finger tips, each planet a poison and a cure. We have but to understand what we have at our disposal to make every planetary cycle a healing one.
11:30 AM 12:30 PM ASTROLOGICAL SECRETS OF RENAISSANCE MEDICINE Judith Hill
The Renaissance Physician was a master herbalist and astrologer, heir to traditions evolving from ancient Greece and beyond. The "planetary energetics" mindset of Renaissance doctors demonstrated the essential use of astrology as a preeminent medical model of the period. Astrology was used for diagnosis, prescription and treatment and in timing nearly everything in the healing process. Super medicines were created by harvesting and administering herbs at precise times according to the Moon. Why was so much lost? What wisdom might we rescue and revitalize from this remarkable indigenous western medicine? This knowledge is both fascinating and highly useful for today's health student.
12:30 PM 1:45 PM LUNCH BREAK
2:00 PM 3:00 PM YODS AND ANXIETY MANAGEMENT Antero Alli
Reclusive author Antero Alli shares his theories on the elusive Yod configuration in this rare lecture on managing anxiety in these uncertain times. Using the Ascendant as a metaphor for the Ego, coupled with the 6th and 8th House cusps, the Yod will be examined as a mapping mechanism to expose anxiety-sensitive points in our lives and how their stresses can be alleviated. Once this model is understood, it can be applied immediately to a more creative interpretation of any Yod configuration in natal and transit horoscopes alike.
3:30 PM 4:30 PM THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS: HEALING THE BROKEN VOICE OF THE SOUL THROUGH ASTROLOGY Christopher Renstrom
Science heals through medicine. Religion heals through faith. So how does Astrology heal? Astrology heals through the act of reading; it gives us a living text - with the planets acting as its movable type - that speaks directly to our soul and to our soul’s experience in this world and in this time. Astrology helps that soul to inhabit a life that is part material stuff that will eventually fall apart and part spiritual essence that springs from a fixed eternity. This “theosophical” approach will be explored through the works of astrologers Paracelsus, Wegel, Bohme, Hazelrigg and Rudhyar.
5:00 PM 6:30 PM KEYNOTE ADDRESS: THE HEALING POWER OF MUTABLE SIGNS Lynn Bell
Mutable signs bring energy from one realm to another; they can weave unlikely things together or split them apart. The connecting and loosening function of the mutables is not always seen as a strength in astrology, but it is exactly what is needed for healing to occur. We may break through in cardinal signs, or put down deep roots in fixed, but only the mutable signs bring a loosening of the bonds, a release of structure. They match and combine, dissolve and dissect. We will look at how to use their gifts for the healing of the psyche, as well as its mirror, the body.
6:45 PM 8:00 PM WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION