Sunday June 9, 2013 ~ Noonish
The Opposition ~ Cognitive Therapy and Astrology
Fee ~ None, Your attendance is all we ask.
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Where would we be without You?
For this Meetup we now have three planets, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto retrograde. We have three singletons: Uranus in a fire sign; Pluto in an earth sign and Saturn in a fixed sign. The dominant aspect pattern; a Grand Water Trine, for the Summer is now in full swing. Saturn in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces (this trine will last into September) and Mercury, Venus, Sun, Jupiter, Mars all taking their turn transiting through Cancer to fill in the Grand Trine. For the Meetup, the emphasis will continue to be on learning, career and gaining recognition as we have Mars in the ninth house conjunct the Midheaven and Sun, Jupiter, Moon and Venus in the tenth house. Mercury and Venus will be opposing Pluto as good examples of our first topic, the opposition aspect.
This Meetup we will continue with our introduction to aspects with Dominique Reino talking about oppositions. The act of balancing equal but opposite and sometimes opposing energies.
For the main event, Spencer will be speaking about how astrology can be used with cognitive therapy focusing on the CCC (Catch Challenge Change) technique so popular in many self help books and seminars. He will go step by step explaining how astrologers can use the CCC format to bring mindful attention to deal with momentary stress situations as well as NATS –Negative Automatic Thought Sensations (and feelings). He will reveal how these methods can bring your natal chart into a new, self help perspective and enrich your mental coping skills.
If you would like to be a speaker or have ideas for future topics, please let Spencer or I know. In keeping with the current popularity of vampires and zombies, we all like new blood and fresh meet to feast on.
So, all that said, here is our agenda for this meetup.
12-12:30 Meet, mingle, eat, drink & be merry. Support the Un Urban Café!
12:30-12:45 Announcements - Talk around.
12:45-12:55 Dominique ~ The Opposition (180 degree) aspect.
12:55 -2:15 Spencer ~ Cognitive Therapy and Astrology
Comments & Questions from the floor.
2:15-?? Wrap it up.
2:??-?:?? Mix and mingle
3:30-5:30 Class -
For the talk-around we will do the usual “big 3,” Sun, Moon and ascendant signs if you know them. Don’t worry if you don’t know the answer. You should before the meetup is over. Bring your chart if you have one; if not, and you would like one, send me your particulars (date, time and place of birth) ([masked]) and I will be glad to generate it and send it to you. I will also print one and bring it to the meetup for you. Just be sure to let me know before 10 am on Sunday, June 9.
Here are the tentative dates and some possible topics for 2013:
07/14/13 – The Inconjunct – Jupiter in Cancer
08/11/13 – The Conjunction – Power of Aspects ~ Where does it Come From
11/10/13 – ???
12/08/13 – A Look ahead to 2014
Possible topics for future meet-ups:
Relationship of the personal planets, Mercury, Venus & Mars
Relationship of the outer planets, Uranus, Neptune & Pluto
2013 Mercury Retrogrades in the Water Signs
Jupiter Retrograde in Cancer
Black Moon and all things Lilith
Hecate, Pandora and the Dark Goddesses
The Dwarf Planets, Ceres, Eris, Haumea & Makemake
The Heliocentric Chart
Minor aspects and Harmonic charts
Comparison of Tropical, Sidereal, Vedic and Uranian astrology
If you have other ideas for topics, please let Spencer or I know. What we don’t know, we shall learn together.
Spencer and I have talked about this and because of the ongoing expense of the fees for the meetup site and costs of copies and such, we are going to add a container for “love donations” to help defray some of the costs. This is entirely voluntary. There is no fee or charge for attending this meetup; this is just to help defray some of the costs.
After the meetup, about 3:30pm, I will be conducting a class going into more details on trines, eclipses and intercepted signs in your chart and of course, answering any questions from the meetup and class. A fee of $10 is requested for this class.
This meetup will be at our usual location, Un Urban Café, 3301 Pico Blvd. Great little coffee shop with delicious food and excellent drink selections. Do support the Un Urban if you can by buying a drink and/or something to eat.
If you have any questions, would like to request a chart or just want to chat, e-mail me [masked] or ring me up,[masked]-4417.
We hope to see you all on June 9th for our next meetup.
Un Urban Café, 3301 Pico Blvd. 12 Noonish PM
Spencer & Jim