Event Calendar

Upcoming Events

Webinars, online courses, and in-person events, retreats and astrology trainings.

online course

November 27-December 18, 2020

When the Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary – Inner Planets and Outer Planets in Combination

The personal planets take on transpersonal power when they interact with the three outer planets. In this course, Jessica looks at what happens to Mercury, Venus and Mars when they are in major aspect with Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. She talks about how to approach these aspects in a natal chart as well as what to expect from their transits, from psychological and spiritual points of view.

Includes 3 lessons plus one live Q&A session (approx. 90 min. each). 

Dates: November 27-December 18, 2020
Time: Prerecorded lessons to be released by 10 am PST on Nov. 27, Dec. 4 and 18
Live Q&A with Jessica  Saturday, December 12, 2020 11am-12:30 om PST (convert to your timezone)

$195 (through November 22, $225 thereafter)

online course

December 2 to December 27, 2020

Natal Chart Synthesis 301
Analyzing Difficult Combinations

This is course four in year two in our four-year training program. You do not have to be enrolled in the program to take this course. 

Learn how to approach ‘difficult’ chart combinations and to bring out the best in challenging areas of the chart. These include chart signatures of paradox, complex archetypal blending, seemingly contradictory astrological symbols, and apparent multiple areas of emphasis (or lack thereof).

Dates: December 2 to December 27, 2020 
Times: Wednesdays 9 am PST 
Q&A at 9am Pacific first 3 Sundays and at 3pm Pacific the last Sunday
Running Time: Approximately 90 min.

$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification-track**)

online course

December 2 to December 27, 2020

The Social Planets – Jupiter and Saturn

This is course four in our new four-year training program. You do not have to be enrolled in the program to take this course. 

In this course we will look at the correlations of the social planets – Jupiter and Saturn – with lived experience. Your instructors will outline what these gas giant planets symbolize and show you how to start interpreting them in the horoscope.

You’ll learn why these are called the “social” planets, explore their core meanings, and take first steps in understanding them in the context of the natal chart.

Dates: December 2 to December 27, 2020
Time: Wednesday lesson releases plus four live Sunday Q&A sessions alternating between 9am and 3pm Pacific Time
Running Time: Approximately 90 min.

$295 (non-certification) / $350 (certification-track**)

online webinar

December 5, 2020

Sagittarius in Myth and Psyche

The image of Sagittarius takes us into the liminal realm of the centaurs, beings who lived primarily in the forests or as nomads.  Instinctual and unconstrained by the customs of human civilization, centaurs embodied a way of being, knowing, and seeing that fuses the way of the wild with the way of the human.  The resulting form – sometimes awkward, often compelling, occasionally magical – has changed shape many times in the astrological tradition, and understanding these changes offer us a deeper understanding of the psychological dynamics of Sagittarian placements.

In this webinar we will explore the twists and turns in the journey of the archetype through time, as well as the twists and turns in the journeys of individuals in modern psychotherapy with strong Sagittarius signatures.  We will develop a deeper and more complex understanding of Sagittarian process from the inside out – exploring how instinct and intuition, wisdom and hubris, inspiration and aggression, come together in ways that can be by turns energizing, exhausting, edifying, and overwhelming.  

Date: Dec 5, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM Pacific Time  (convert to your time zone)
Running Time: Approximately 90 min.
$25 (through Dec 3, $30 thereafter)

online webinar

December 19, 2020

The Twelve Holy Nights

The “Twelve Holy Nights” last from December 24th until January 6th, and can be experienced as a beautiful astrological retreat. During this webinar, Melanie will outline the retreat process offer guided imagery to supplement the process. 

During this time of year the Earth reaches perihelion – its closest approach to the Sun. As the Earth-Sun relationship defines the Tropical Zodiac, the subtle energies of the Earth are enlivened at perihelion.

These holy-days offer a window out of time, an opportunity to release the old, welcome the new, and re-align with our personal guidance for the year ahead. In 2020, the prelude also features the much-anticipated conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, which begins a new 20 year cycle.

The Zodiac is a Sacred Circle which surrounds the Earth. We approach it in this spirit, with imaginal and contemplative work, following the Zodiac. Melanie will introduce and describe this process, offering some inspirational imagery and practical suggestions about preparing for and engaging with your retreat.

Date: December 19, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM Pacific Time  (convert to your time zone)
Running Time: Approximately 90 min.
$25 (through December 17, $30 thereafter)

online course

Jan 4-Feb 1, 2021

The Archaeology of the Astrological Houses

A house is the place we inhabit, an archetypal symbol of shelter that contains many stories. Similarly, an astrological house has many layers, literally and metaphorically: on the surface we see its substance, but its other floors contain emotional, psychological and soulful stories. In this course we will excavate each house to find its deeper resonances. 

We begin our archaeological investigation with ways of thinking about the topography of the astrological houses. Then we will explore the layers and stories of each house literally, metaphorically, psychologically and soulfully. In this five-part series we begin with an overview and working model for all twelve houses, then in the following classes we will examine each house in depth

Dates: Jan 4-Feb 1, 2021
Times: Mondays 5-6:30 pm PST (convert to your timezone)
All classes include Q&A time at the end
$225 (through Dec 31st, $250 thereafter)

online retreat

January 15-17, 2021

Personal Predictions 2021 Astrology Retreat

2021: The Year Ahead ~ Firdaria and Transits

In this three day online retreat you’ll learn new ways to explore your 2021 with astrology. 

Discover the Persian timing tool of firdaria and learn which planets have special significance over your life in this pivotal period. You’ll explore the transits for 2021 and learn how to apply both timing tools to your own chart.

In this special three-day experience, you’ll find new inspiration for the year ahead. Time spent outside your regular routine can help you tune into your authentic needs and acknowledge the changes and shifts you’re ready for in 2021.

Dates: January 15-17, 2021
Time: 8am-1pm PST (Convert to your timezone)
$397 (through Dec 31, 2020, $450 thereafter)


“ When you don’t follow your nature there is a hole in the universe where you were supposed to be. 

Astrology is one of the most direct tools to self-inquiry. Why not start your inner journey today!

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