Awakening to Archetypal Astrology Course

This year has already been full of several major projects for me, and one that I am especially eager to share with you has just been launched: my first online introductory course to the practice of archetypal astrology. The course is offered through the Academy of Oracle Arts, a Nevada City-based center for higher and deeper learning. In many ways this course is a culmination of more than a decade of astrological learning and practice, and it is my joy and honor to be able to present it to you.

As I was writing the lectures, I came to recognize how much the course itself is an homage to my father Richard Tarnas, who has been my greatest teacher in this work. I chose to build the course around his foundational text Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View, giving a new generation of students the opportunity to explore deeply the book that was being written throughout my entire childhood.

The course launches on May 1, and each of the six modules of the course will be released weekly over the next month and a half, and will be available in perpetuity. This is an evergreen course, meaning it will be available for students to enroll in at any time, and to study the material at one’s own pace. You will be able to return to the lectures again and again so they can support you in developing your own engaged astrological practice.

Register for Awakening to Archetypal Astrology!

Course Description
Archetypal astrology is a discipline that emerges from the interweaving of the astrological tradition with depth psychology and transpersonal spirituality. This introductory course lays the foundations for an astrological practice, beginning with an examination of world views and the history of the archetypal perspective, followed by a study of the basic principles and techniques of archetypal astrology: the meanings of the planets, aspects, and zodiacal signs, how to read a natal chart and explore the world transits, and how to calculate personal transits and keep a transit journal. Participants in the course will be given the tools for their own ethical astrological practice, cultivating the capacity for deep inner reflection, relational understanding and growth, and an archetypal perception of the cosmos in which we are all embedded.

Course Outline

Class 1 – Introduction to course material
• A brief history of astrology in the West
• World views and synchronicity

Class 2 – Planets and aspects
• Archetypes in philosophy, psychology, and astrology
• Saturn and Uranus cycles

Class 3 – Signs of the zodiac
• World transits
• Uranus-Pluto cycles

Class 4 – Natal charts
• House systems and angles
• Saturn-Pluto cycles

Class 5 – Personal transits
• Reading an ephemeris and using software
• Jupiter-Uranus cycles

Class 6 – Ethics of astrology
• Uranus-Neptune cycles
• Living in an astrological world view

Register for the course Awakening to Archetypal Astrology: https://academyoforaclearts.mykajabi.com/Awakening%20to%20Archetypal%20Astrology

Aries New Moon Workshop

Academy of Oracle Arts Monthly Forecast

After a full year of offering the New Moon forecast workshops with the Academy of Oracle Arts, I am bringing this offering to a close with one final workshop for the Aries New Moon. As usual the workshop will be held online, and all who wish to attend are welcome to join! We will focus on the astrological transits for the month ahead, as we move into the blossoming heart of spring.

For those who would like to review the transits from last month, the recording of the previous workshop is available here: Pisces New Moon Workshop.

Friday, April 9th, 4:00–5:30 pm Pacific time

For those unable to attend live the video is now available of the workshop!

Description
This monthly workshop with archetypal astrologer Becca Tarnas offers an astrological forecast of the lunation cycle ahead, concluding with the New Moon in Aries. Learn the meanings of the planets, aspects, and zodiacal signs, and how to navigate the archetypal energies of the month ahead. Participants will gain a basic foundation in archetypal astrology, and leave with an understanding of the astrological conditions of the next month, and how best to integrate this knowledge into their everyday lives. All levels of astrological knowledge are welcome!

Register in advance for this workshop: https://academyoforaclearts.mykajabi.com/monthlyforecast.

Pisces New Moon Workshop

Academy of Oracle Arts Monthly Forecast

Continuing with the Pisces New Moon, I am offering the penultimate monthly astrology workshop through the Academy of Oracle Arts, our local Nevada City center for learning the magical arts. The workshop will be held online, and all who wish to attend are welcome to join! We will focus on the astrological transits for the month ahead, moving from the watery end of winter into the fiery ignition of the spring season.

For those who would like to review the transits from last month, the recording of the previous workshop is available here: Aquarius New Moon Workshop.

Thursday, March 11th, 4:00–5:30 pm Pacific time

For those unable to attend live the video is now available of the workshop!

Description
This monthly workshop with archetypal astrologer Becca Tarnas offers an astrological forecast of the lunation cycle ahead, continuing with the New Moon in Pisces. Learn the meanings of the planets, aspects, and zodiacal signs, and how to navigate the archetypal energies of the month ahead. Participants will gain a basic foundation in archetypal astrology, and leave with an understanding of the astrological conditions of the next month, and how best to integrate this knowledge into their everyday lives. All levels of astrological knowledge are welcome!

Register in advance for this workshop: https://academyoforaclearts.mykajabi.com/monthlyforecast.

The Astrology of Awakening II: Renewal of Hope

A Free 4-Day Online Astrology Summit

April 15 – 18, 2021

I am deeply honored to be offering my first ever keynote presentation at a conference, The Astrology of Awakening II: Renewal of Hope. This online astrology summit is a celebration of women astrologers who are bringing forward new perspectives of hope by drawing on the ancient wisdom of the astrological tradition.

My keynote presentation will take place on Thursday, April 15 at 10:00–11:30 pm Pacific time. The presentation is titled “Awakening to Responsibility” and will focus on the current Saturn-Uranus square alignment that is illuminating the skies through 2023:

At the U.S. Inauguration, Senator Amy Klobuchar stated that the January 6 insurrection “awakened us to our responsibility as Americans.” This statement reflects the archetypal principles of our current Saturn-Uranus square, in alignment from 2020 through 2023. Saturn is the principle of responsibility, commitment, discipline and order, but also of restriction, imprisonment, and authority; Uranus symbolizes freedom, rebellion, and liberation, as well as awakening and revelation. History demonstrates that these two contradictory archetypal principles create a zeitgeist in which sudden and unexpected crises can initiate the breakdown of traditional or oppressive structures, with the potential to bring revolutionary change into concrete structural form.

Learn More & Register for the Summit!

Aquarius New Moon Workshop

Academy of Oracle Arts Monthly Forecast

Continuing with the Aquarius New Moon, I am offering the next monthly astrology workshop through the Academy of Oracle Arts, our local Nevada City center for learning the magical arts. The workshop will be held online, and all who wish to attend are welcome to join! We will focus on the astrological transits for the month ahead, especially illuminating the many planets conjoining in Aquarius at the beginning of the lunation.

For those who would like to review the transits from last month, the recording of the previous workshop is available here: Capricorn New Moon Workshop.

Thursday, February 11th, 4:00–5:30 pm Pacific time

For those unable to attend live the video is now available of the workshop!

Description
This monthly workshop with archetypal astrologer Becca Tarnas offers an astrological forecast of the lunation cycle ahead, continuing with the New Moon in Aquarius. Learn the meanings of the planets, aspects, and zodiacal signs, and how to navigate the archetypal energies of the month ahead. Participants will gain a basic foundation in archetypal astrology, and leave with an understanding of the astrological conditions of the next month, and how best to integrate this knowledge into their everyday lives. All levels of astrological knowledge are welcome!

Register in advance for this workshop: https://academyoforaclearts.mykajabi.com/monthlyforecast.

Practical Jung

For those who might be interested in joining a live interview I am doing tomorrow, I will be speaking with Aiden Moore of the Practical Jung series about Jung’s and Tolkien’s Red Books!

The event will take place on Sunday, January 31 at 11:30 am–1:30 pm Pacific time, and will include the interview, a question and answer segment, small group discussions, and a closing dialogue. I would be delighted to see you there!

Register for this Event

About the Practical Jung Series
Practical Jung is a regular series spearheaded by Aiden Moore within the 52 Living Ideas community. We meet for two hours every other Sun at 2:30 Eastern time to explore how we can practically apply the wisdom of Carl Jung to our everyday lives. Jung’s ideas are often cloaked in abstract language that is hard to digest. Given that fact, I wanted to create a conversation and community around Jungian psychology that is for the rest of us! A conversation that works to demystifying some of his ideas and make them applicable to our daily living—regardless of our previous experience with Jungian psychology.

Each session will include an interview with an expert in the field of Jungian psychology and the conversation will revolve around a specific topic (like romantic relationships, anxiety, projection, shadow, etc.). These sessions are for people of all levels – newly curious about Jung to established Jungian analysts – so whatever your previous experience in the field you are sure to walk away with something practical to apply to your own life!”

Format
1) Interview
2) Q&A
3) Break-out room discussion
4) Takeaways

Register for this event: https://www.meetup.com/52LivingIdeas/events/275653908/.

Capricorn New Moon Workshop

Academy of Oracle Arts Monthly Forecast

As we begin the new year with the Capricorn New Moon, I am offering a monthly astrology workshop through the Academy of Oracle Arts, our local Nevada City center for learning the magical arts. The workshop will be held online, and all who wish to attend are welcome to join! We will focus on the astrological transits for the month ahead, while also taking into account the larger transit dynamics of the year 2021.

For those who would like to review the transits from last month, the recording of the previous workshop is available here: Sagittarius New Moon Workshop.

Tuesday, January 12th, 5:00–6:30 pm Pacific time

For those unable to attend live the video is now available of the workshop!

Please note that the registration and payment link has changed from previous workshops, as we shift from having the workshop hosted by Ouroboros to the Academy of Oracle Arts.

Description
This monthly workshop with archetypal astrologer Becca Tarnas offers an astrological forecast of the lunation cycle ahead, continuing with the New Moon in Capricorn. Learn the meanings of the planets, aspects, and zodiacal signs, and how to navigate the archetypal energies of the month ahead. Participants will gain a basic foundation in archetypal astrology, and leave with an understanding of the astrological conditions of the next month, and how best to integrate this knowledge into their everyday lives. All levels of astrological knowledge are welcome!

Winter Solstice Festival

The Shift Network is offering a three-day free virtual Winter Solstice Fest the weekend of December 18–20, bringing together musicians, ritualists, artists, and elders from around the world to cultivate light during the longest night of the year.

On the first day of the festival, Friday, December 18 at 4:40 pm, I will be offering a forecast of the pivotal transits for the weekend, namely the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction that perfects on the day of the Winter Solstice itself, December 21.

You can register for your free ticket here: https://shiftnetwork.isrefer.com/go/wsf20/track36/

Sagittarius New Moon Workshop

Ouroboros Monthly Forecast

Continuing with the Sagittarius New Moon, which is a Solar Eclipse, I am offering the next monthly astrology workshop through Ouroboros, our local Nevada City magical arts studio. The workshop will be held online, and all who wish to attend are welcome to join! We will focus on the astrological transits for the month ahead, exploring the meaning of the eclipse and the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction on the Winter Solstice.

For those who would like to review the transits from last month, the recording of the previous workshop is available here: Scorpio New Moon Workshop.

Monday, December 14th, 4:00–5:30 pm Pacific time

Description
This monthly workshop with archetypal astrologer Becca Tarnas offers an astrological forecast of the lunation cycle ahead, continuing with the New Moon in Sagittarius. Learn the meanings of the planets, aspects, and zodiacal signs, and how to navigate the archetypal energies of the month ahead. Participants will gain a basic foundation in archetypal astrology, and leave with an understanding of the astrological conditions of the next month, and how best to integrate this knowledge into their everyday lives. All levels of astrological knowledge are welcome!

For those unable to attend live the video is now available of the workshop!

Suggested donation of $10–15 via PayPal: Ouroborosnc@gmail.com
**Please Note “Becca” and click family & friends**
No one will be turned away from lack of funds.

Archetypal Vision 2020

The Rosetta Stone of the Numinous

I am delighted to be participating in a free public webinar this coming Tuesday, December 8 at 5:00 pm Pacific time, 8:00 pm Eastern. Join us as we explore the powerful events of 2020, their astrological influences, and those coming to the fore in 2021.

For those unable to attend live, the recording is now available!

Many people are going through a time of great suffering, fear, and doubt. Others are facing a dramatic emotional death-rebirth struggle. There are also many exciting and promising breakthroughs underway.

We will look at the archetypal roots of these feelings and events and how the great world transit of Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto square Uranus is manifesting in both people’s personal lives and more broadly across the world.