I’m giving an online workshop to the Manitoba Astrology Association (MAA) on Sunday, March 26, 2023 at Noon MT called Meaningful Matter: Pairing Astronomy with Astrology.
Meaningful Matter is a project that I started under the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in December 2020. Initially I conceived of it as a book, but I quickly realized that was not the right form for it – not yet, anyway. So I turned it into a workshop that I shared a couple of times in 2022, first with the Edmonton Astrological Society and then with Astrology Toronto. I’m really excited to be sharing it again with another group, as I adore this topic.
This workshop focuses on the connections between the astronomical qualities of the planets and their astrological significations. Some of these connections are obvious: Mars is red and signifies bloodshed and violence; Saturn is the last planet visible to the naked eye and signifies boundaries. Some are more surprising: Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system (which doesn’t match her astrological archetype at all), yet she also has flower patterns across her surface.
My goal with this presentation is to reunite astrology and astronomy, which used to be the same thing and only split up a few hundred years ago thanks to Enlightenment materialism. I’m not trying to “prove” astrology with astronomy (I’m an animist, so that would be ridiculous). Rather, I’m trying to bring the two halves back together, and hopefully inspire everyone by the beauty of the planetary spheres – on both a physical and metaphysical level.
Readers of my blog will have noticed that I’ve started doing a series on the astrological meaning of the planets. (Starting with Saturn and Pluto.) I used a lot of my Meaningful Matter research for these posts. I’m going to continue this series on my blo, but if you’d like to get a really in-depth education on the astrology and astronomy of the planets – and look at a TON of gorgeous planet pictures – please sign up for this workshop.
HOW TO SIGN UP
Email email@example.com to confirm your attendance and then send the $15 CAD fee via PayPal or e-transfer (Canadian bank accounts only) to that same email address. Please send them an email before you send the money, to confirm your attendance.
You can find more details on the MAA website. Note that they have just launched a new site, so there aren’t a lot of details yet but they will be updating this soon.
I hope to see some of my readers at the workshop!
For a sneak peek at some of the information I’ll share in the workshop, check out the articles linked below.