In this workshop Steven Forrest leads you on in-depth tour of the relatively black-and-white mysteries of the earth family of astrological symbols. We begin our exploration with Taurus, Venus, and the second house, proceed through Virgo, Mercury, and the sixth house, and culminate with Capricorn, Saturn, and the tenth house.
To say that earth represents “practicality” is accurate in so far as it goes. All of the astrological earth symbol energies are concerned with “dealing with reality” in the conventional sense of that slippery word. Because of an earthy orientation to the concrete side of life, there is an unspoken tendency among “spiritual astrologers” to imply that earth-predominant people are somehow less cognizant of spiritual matters than the rest of us. That’s just not true.
Earth is about bringing spirit down to Earth, turning ideals into reality, and wrestling effectively with the various manifestations of “Murphy’s Law” on the physical plane. These signs are about integrity and character—not what you preach or what you believe, but rather what you actually do. Earth is about reason, for sure—but it is also about our relationship with the body, our connection with the instinctual “inner animal,” and with being a responsible denizen of nature. “Just do it” and “make it real” and “now or never” are its mantras.
This teaching brings us to a sophisticated understanding of a piece of astrological bedrock. We will come to know the earth family, both in its natal manifestations and in terms of transits, progressions, and solar arcs.
10 hrs. | mp3 audio files} Includes handout