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If you want to explore the fascinating subjects of astrology or tarot, combined with a week’s holiday on this beautiful Ionian island of Lefkada, The Greek Island Summer School is about to enter its 13th year. Owing to demand the maximum number of students has been raised to 8 per group, and there is an additional tarot week running 5 May. Private tuition is also available by arrangement from May to October. Email me for all enquiries or bookings on firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are the course dates for 2014:
Working with Tarot
w/c 5 May 2014 ( 7 of 8 places available) or
w/c 19 May 2014 (2 of 8 places available)
These courses are suitable for all levels. We revise the traditional divinatory meanings of the 78 Tarot cards and contribute our own. You will also learn a variety of spreads so that you are equipped for answering any kind of question. Throughout the week we also explore the nature of working with clients so you will hone both your divinatory and counselling skills, with theory and with practice readings.
More details on the website here
Discovering Astrology – foundationcourse for beginners/refreshers
w/c 2 June 2014 (4 of 8 places available)
Lift astrology out of the Sun sign columns and discover horoscopy, the symbolism of the signs, planets and houses. Take your first steps in chart interpretation and making predictions, for the day do day things of life and for the major cycles that show important life events, such as relationships and vocation. Throughout the week we will work on your own horoscopes as well as celebrities that interest us and case histories from my own practice.
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Astrology & Tarot – how to combine both skills
w/c 8 September 2014 (3 of 8 places available)
REVISED COURSE DESCRIPTION!
This course is suitable for the student who has already ventured into studying both tarot and astrology, but you certainly don’t need to be an expert. Whether you are a refresher/intermediate student the aim is improve your tarot skills through deepening your understanding of the card meanings and learning how to work with different spreads. Re the astrology we will revise the signs/houses and the nature and cycles of the planets. You will learn how to use the Ephemerides – the tables that follow the movement of the planets day by day – so that you can move easily between the past, present and future. By adding the astrological bow to your arrow you can offer your clients extra guidance in terms of their current life cycle, and enrich the accuracy of your readings with key dates for unfolding events.
Details on the website…
Good Timing – Predictive Techniques in Astrology
w/c 22 September 2014 (4 of 8 places available)
REVISED COURSE DESCRIPTION!
This course is suitable for the student who has already completed a beginners’ course or who is familiar with the basic symbolism of the nuts and bolts of horoscopy – signs, planets and houses. The aim is to pull together all the threads of natal interpretation, to deepen your understanding of aspects and to learn how the “natal promise” within each individual horoscope comes to life through the predictive techniques of transits, returns and progressions. You will learn how to use the Ephemerides effectively, to work with “retrodiction” (what has already happened) as well as prediction, what is happening now and in the future. You will learn how to conduct your consultation so that you are fully equipped to offer a professional service to your own clients.
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For an overview of the month and your January horoscope here’s the link to the column on Network She:
The Astrology Blog – w/b 13 January 2014
It’s the last week of the Sun’s journey through Capricorn, with the Full Moon in Cancer at 04.53 GMT on Thursday. If you’re new to astrology note that the time of the Full Moon is Sun opposite Moon, so always in the opposite sign to the Sun, receiving all the light, and New Moons are Sun conjunct Moon, always in the same sign as the Sun and therefore cannot be seen. When you see the New Moon sliver in the sky this is about three days after the New Moon was exact.
So, what can we expect at the time of the Full Moon? On the risky side it’s associated with lunacy (lunar) and any A & E department or police station will tell you that they expect to be busy on these nights. The Moon rules our emotional world and the Full Moon is notorious for domestics, when nerves reach full stretch and bottled up feelings pour forth. Even if there’s not a scene, any personal issue that has been causing angst is likely to be highly sensitized.
On the positive side this is a “good” New Moon as it falls in her own sign of Cancer, the sign in which the Moon is said to be dignified. The Moon and the sign of Cancer between them rule all matters connected to home, family and property so you can expect a result if these issues are key for you at the moment. Regular readers will know that lucky Jupiter is also travelling through this sign – again, very positive, Cancer is Jupiter’s sign of “exaltation” – and if you have clear skies on Tuesday night you’ll see the Full Moon getting nearer to that dazzling planet. The Moon – Jupiter conjunction is exact at about 5am GMT on Wednesday, so look out for a fortunate stepping stone towards any need or desire.
As the Full Moon is about opposites also look out for polarizing – swinging to the opposite extreme. Be honest about your feelings, especially your resentments, and keep a sense of proportion. Polarizing behavior often signals unconscious behavior at work – such as the person who hates their partner drinking but, rather than say so, decides to become a virtuous teetotaler. Or the person who is seething about their partner’s extravagance but, rather than say so, starts imposing extreme austerity measures of their own. Any behavior that sets up and plays into friction, rather than resolving it, needs scrutiny.
The Capricorn – Cancer polarity also brings work v home issues to light. Look out for issues of equality in the home/breadwinning and, if goalposts have been moved, it’s time to put them back again.
The love planet Venus is another key player this week. She is currently retrograde (which happens approximately every 18 months for about six weeks at a time), underlining the general theme of heightened sensitivity. She is also square Mars on Thursday, exact at 17.14 GMT, who is on his unusually long journey through Libra – the sign of partnership that is ruled by Venus.
There’s a lot of truth in the saying that women are from Venus and men are from Mars, and you may be more aware of your differences than the things you have in common at this time. It’s not worth getting into a fight about the things that can never be changed but, if there is something you need to tackle, make a start but go gently. Note that this aspect repeats on 2 March, coinciding with Saturn switching to retrograde, so you will probably be returning to key points in about six weeks time.
Single? Take your time getting to know someone new. Any relationship coming together under a retrograde Venus will have some kind of hidden issue going on or some area of uncertainty, as in more than usual! There’s only another two weeks to go before she turns direct again. Love issues will then get the green light, or a new face will enter the picture, but I’ll be talking about that more nearer the time.
Finally remember that Mercury entered Aquarius over the weekend. Some textbooks will tell you that this is Mercury’s sign of exaltation although traditional astrology says that Mercury is both dignified and exalted in Virgo. Whether you follow this or not the communication planet is generally happy in the air signs, element of the mind. Aquarius is known for being bright, inquisitive and ahead of its time. Such themes are powerful at the end of the week when Mercury makes a sextile (harmonious) to Uranus, the sign that co-rules Aquarius, so there’s a kind of double whammy attached to bright ideas, making new contacts/contracts through/with groups or on line, news that is unexpected or unusual, or any sudden turn of events that remind you how quickly life can change.