Schedule A Consultation With Kelley
For intermediate and advanced students who know the ABCs
and want to deepen their language and interpretation skills.
Study one-on-one with a Master Astrologer.
Combine personal growth with learning.
I would be honored to work with you to deepen your knowledge of the language of the stars. Together we develop an individualized study approach designed by us for you, taking into account your astrological background and goals, your special interests—and your personal transits. We learn astrology as much from our own experience as from books and other people. An intrinsic component of our studies together will be working with your chart, learning from the inside out.
It’s hard to study on your own, even from books. I’m keen to support you with my 50+ years of astrology study, enhanced by a range of interdisciplinary studies, particularly mythology, depth psychology and the cosmic feminine. You might choose a particular focus for your study, likely to change and develop— how to approach a chart, relationship analysis, using progressions, Moon-Sun combinations, synthesizing chart patterns, mythic psychology).
We’ll look at charts. I’ll suggest readings and other resources. Writing can be a great way to synthesize your learning. I encourage journaling, keeping notebooks, writing out interpretations. This is a suggestion, not a requirement. The study is on your terms. We can continue as long as you like, on a regular or semi-regular basis. Fees are determined accordingly, with a base rate of $50/hour. We can work together by phone, zoom or skype. Sessions are recorded.
For several years, I worked long distance as an adjunct faculty in college adult degree programs, guiding independent studies. I have experience in this type of individualized mentoring and know how well it can support you in moving forward on your particular path. I am excited about working with students of astrology in this way.
Contact Kelley to discuss possibilities further.
Peace, Light and Love on the journey.
Astrology For Groups
Astrology and the Art of Imagination
Astrology is an intuitive science. From a base of astronomical data, we give witness to human experience. The art of astrological interpretation involves our intuition and imagination, a layer of knowing beyond rational logic. Through discussion and various activities we tap into this intuitive capacity. Forget the math, put aside your ephemeris. This is a time to refresh your astrological imagination, using such creative means as storytelling, dialogue, Sabian symbols, color, collage, sound, movement and poetry applied to your own chart.
Exploring Transits Through Astrodrama
Bringing transits to life through dramatizing current planetary patterns and transits to our own natal placements. For actors and audience, the dialogues and interactions are bound to be fun, revelatory and beyond rational expectations.
A 3-hour mask-making workshop to express and explore personal astrological energies, a very powerful process. This can be extended into a full-day to play with the masks, further exploring their character and their relation to horoscope dynamics. Maximum of 20 participants.
Experience the energy of the planets through music and movement, based on planet walks developed by the Sufi Master, Hazrat Inayat Khan and Murshid Samuel Lewis.
Descent to Pluto--Earth Mysteries Play
a half-day playshop How do we enter and find our way out of the underworld during a Pluto transit? In order to imagine transformational possibilities, we will create our own version of the classical myth of Pluto, Persephone and Demeter which was at the core of the Eleusinian mysteries. We¹ll recast the three major figures as well as Jupiter, Mercury, the Sun, Saturn, the Wailing Shades and others.
A Walk Around Your Birthchart
In a large zodiac circle we will move through our birthcharts, planet by planet, exploring the meaning of each placement with others we encounter along the way. Good for all levels of astrology knowledge. Also works well as an ice-breaker for a full workshop day or conference weekend.
Astrology and Mandala Art
The mandala is a sacred art form used in many cultures. A circle like the horoscope, a mandala is a focused expression of the inner journey. We will create personal mandalas, letting your inner self spontaneously intepret your chart, and then look at them in relation to our horoscopes, especially as a reflection of current transits.
AstroDrama: Playing the Planets
Cosmic News Report
Astrological Overview of Current Planetary Cycles, a good introduction to Astrology
Stories in the Stars: Astrology, Astronomy and Myth
(with stargazing when possible)
A journey deep into and beyond our 12-sign zodiac to explore constellations and fixed stars that form the backdrop of our planetary cycles. Drawing on research from ancient and modern astrology, astronomy and myth, this introduction to whole sky astrology offers a enriched palette to inspire our astral imaginations, extend our astrological interpretations and even re-vision the signs of our times.
For a circle of friends, office or birthday party. Invite some friends over for an afternoon or evening of astrology talk. This can be a great office or birthday party! Geared toward your particular group and with your own charts to work with, we’ll talk about what is going on astrologically and how it fits into your lives. In the process you and your friends or colleagues will learn more about each other and astrology.
Lilith and the Cosmic Feminine Path of Self-Awakening
We can feel the arising of the divine feminine, invoking a qualitative, sometimes challenging, change in our values and experience. We astrologically explore the interplay of three essential factors—Moon, Venus and Black Moon Lilith— that illumine the uniquely feminine path of psycho-spiritual consciousness in both women and men. This is not a sequential path of development; rather it conveys something about your particularly personal dance with the goddess.
The foundational MOON describes our basic mother/family matrix that sets up our automatic, subconscious programming. Our VENUS emotional heart intelligence is continually evolving, enhanced by her extraordinarily aesthetic retrograde cycles. BLACK MOON LILITH is less known, but increasingly compelling for her evocation of soul mysteries and subtle nuances of dark goddess wisdom. We will explore the meaning of each of these factors, separately and together, considering their impact on the choices we make in our lives and relationships.
The Four Faces of Lilith*
(can be offered as a workshop continuation of the previous talk) Lilith, an ancient, banished goddess, returns to remind us of our origins, deep desires and the power of feminine spirituality. This offering begins with a provocative performance created from a variety of sources: Sumerian myth, the Gnostic Gospels, the Song of Solomon, modern literature and astrological research. The discussion which follows introduces the four Liliths in astrology–asteroid, Dark Moon, Black Moon and star, related to various states of consciousness and soul-felt issues that are both deeply personal and healing to our world. *See separate web section on Lilith and the Cosmic Feminine.
Pluto and the Underworld Mysteries
The underworld journey, at the heart of ancient mystery schools and shamanic journeying, is one of the deep soul tasks of our time, especially since Pluto was discovered in 1930. Drawing on perspectives from astronomy, social history, psychology, myth and astrology, we look at the meaning this remote and mysterious planet of the 20th century from a variety of perspectives— through astronomy and astrology, mythic psychology and social history .Where are we in this journey today?
The three outer planets, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, spend a number of years in a sign, defining generational tasks and indicating changes in human consciousness–as outmoded ideas to be radically altered (Uranus), dysfunctional areas needing clarity and refinement (Neptune) and repressed issues needing to be brought to the surface and transformed (Pluto). We will discuss the current transits of the outer planets and their impact on planetary generations, touching on the involvement of these planets in major life transitions, especially mid-life, as well as their effect on inter-generational relationships.
Understanding Teenagers Using Astrology
A discussion of astrological cycles that correspond with important developmental stages during the teen years. These cycles impact our life experience again around ages 30 and 45. Case studies of daughters and mothers show how patterns follow down the generations and urge both parent and child into self-growth.
Our Expanding Solar System
In this new millennium, astronomers have been discovering dozens of new planetoids in the far reaches of the solar system, and even closer. Many are being named for creator gods and goddesses from global mythologies, beyond the Greco-Roman pantheon of classical astronomy. This slide show tour introduces us to new astronomical neighborhoods and cross-cultural mythologies, reflecting arising potentials of consciousness indicated by TransNeptunian Objects, Kuiper Belt Objects, Centaur Objects and Asteroids
Astronomy for Astrologers
Seeking to reunite astrology and astronomy, we’ll discuss basic principles of astronomy that are useful for astrologers to know. Using astro-drama, slides and illustrations, we’ll get an overview of the precession of the equinoxes, eclipse cycles, planetary cycles, new discoveries from astronomical technology, and some juicy tidbits from the history of astronomy and astrology.