We live in a dramatic period in the history of the world with high stakes for the planetary future. To help us navigate this threshold of transformation, we need every available source of relevant insight. Approaching history and current events through the lens of archetypal astrology can provide an extraordinarily nuanced and coherent overview of the evolving patterns of collective human experience. More than any other form of analysis, astrology can illuminate synchronistic waves of events and trends occurring throughout the world at a given time, while also revealing larger historical patterns that unfold cyclically through the centuries. At both the collective and the individual levels, knowing the planetary transits can be invaluable for a more intelligent participation in life, like knowing the weather reports before setting out to sail on a windy day. Join Richard Tarnas at Fort Mason for this Tuesday evening lecture as he surveys the major planetary alignments and archetypal forces at work in these next years, especially the critical period of 2010-12. Rick Tarnas is a professor of philosophy and cultural history at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, where he founded the graduate program in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness. He also frequently lectures on archetypal studies and depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara. He is the author of Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View, which received the Book of the Year Prize from the Scientific and Medical Network in the UK. He is also the author of Prometheus the Awakener, a monograph, and The Passion of the Western Mind, a history of the Western world view from the ancient Greek to the postmodern which became both a best seller and a required text in many universities.