Every year the Astrology Hub brings together 13 astrologers from around the world to participate in a live, online 3-day forecast marathon to explore the transits for the year ahead. I am honored that this year I have been invited to share my perspective on the astrology of 2019!
This event is totally free, and I would be delighted to have you join me on Thursday, January 17, 2019.
You can join anytime during the 3 days of the event, and even if you cannot make it live you can sign-up here to receive access to the replay after the event.
Here is a glimpse of the event on January 15,16, & 17 from @ 12:00-3:00 PST / 3:00-6:00 EST / 8:00-11:00 GMT:
● 13 astrologers sharing our insights, perspectives, and predictions for 2019.
● Highlights of the most important transits, aspects, and archetypal themes for the year.
● Windows of opportunity for 2019.
● Potential challenges on a personal and collective level.
● How to work with the potent Saturn-Pluto conjunction that will be the dominant outer planet transit this year (through 2021).
You will also have an opportunity to ask your questions of the astrologers in real-time when you join the live broadcast and stay for the daily Q&A Panel!
Portrait by In Her Image Photography. Graphics by Astrology Hub.
On the occasion of J.R.R. Tolkien’s 127th birthday (born January 3, 1892), I am delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of my new book Journey to the Imaginal Realm: A Reader’s Guide to J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, which will be published by Revelore Press. The book description reads:
“This reader’s guide to J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings offers a journey into the world of Middle-earth, exploring the grand themes and hidden nuances of Tolkien’s epic story, connecting The Lord of the Rings to the larger mythology of Middle-earth, and situating Tolkien’s process of writing within his own powerful experiences of the imaginal realm. The Lord of the Rings has been a beloved story to several generations since its publication in the mid-1950s. The story has a timeless quality to it, and engages with a complex struggle between good and evil, death and immortality, power and freedom. The Lord of the Rings is a book treated by many as a sacred text, one to be returned to year after year, or read aloud with loved ones. The Lord of the Rings has become a myth for our time.
“Journey to the Imaginal Realm guides the reader through each chapter of J.R.R. Tolkien’s magnum opus, drawing attention to the subtle details, recalling moments of foreshadowing, and illuminating underlying patterns and narrative threads throughout the story. The close reading of the text is paired with relevant biographical information from Tolkien’s life, including the loss of both his parents at a young age, the central role of friendship in his life, his participation in the First World War, and his exquisite romance with his wife Edith. Tolkien was a lover of language and a philologist by profession, and his invented languages form the heart of his tales. In some of his letters, Tolkien described his process of writing as one of discovery, in which he waited to find out “what really happened,” feeling as though he was “recording what was already ‘there,’ somewhere.” This reader’s guide seeks to understand the imaginal experiences Tolkien may have encountered that led to the writing of his stories. The guide explores Tolkien’s theory of sub-creation, the immersive experience of Faërian Dramas, and most importantly, his notion of the realm of Faërie. Journey to the Imaginal Realm is a celebration of Tolkien’s work, and an inquiry into the profound nature of imagination, which is capable of bringing forth a world as vast as Middle-earth.”
Please stay tuned with Revelore Press for release date announcements in the near future. Thank you!
This volume is part of the Nuralogical series published in collaboration with Nura Learning.
Join Laura Michetti, Lilly Falconer, and Becca Tarnas for a daylong workshop to explore astrology—past, present, and future. In this intimate and personalized workshop, we’ll be drawing on the history of astrology to gain new perspectives on your natal chart through ancient wisdom, connect with the archetypal zeitgeist of the present moment using personal and world transits, and aim for the future horizon with integrated astrological practices for the year ahead.
Saturday, January 5th, 2019. 9:30 am to 4:30 pm with a lunch break.
Located at Rainbow Heart Studio in Berkeley, California. Sliding scale spots available!
The astrologer Adam Sommer welcomed me back onto his podcast Holes to Heavens for a rich conversation about The Red Books of C.G. Jung and J.R.R. Tolkien, in which we explored astrology, myth, imagination, ecology, and the power of eclipses. From dragons to elf-light, this was a wonderful dialogue in which to participate.
The podcast is available for download, or can be listened to here: The Red Books with Becca Tarnas.
The astrologer and teacher Adam Elenbaas kindly invited me to do an Astrologers in Profile interview, in which we discussed my journey into becoming an astrologer and scholar. Doing the interview was a deeply meaningful and moving experience for me, and I am so grateful to Adam for the opportunity to share my story in this way. Our conversation ranged through a wide variety of topics and ideas, and we dove into some rich philosophical and spiritual eddies.
I was invited to participate in a wonderful, wide-ranging astrological conversation with Philip Daniel Miles for his website Unifying Perspectives. We spoke about the power of language, death and rebirth, the archetypal experience of being in the womb, and the evolution of archetypes, as well as what it means to participate in the transformation of our current moment.
On Tuesday, October 23 I will be offering a presentation for Adam Elenbaas’s Nightlight Astrology School on “The Astrology of J.R.R. Tolkien“! This talk brings together two of my greatest loves and areas of expertise: the practice of astrology and the biography and writings of fantasy author and linguist John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. The presentation will be hosted online, at 4:00 pm Pacific time, 7:00 pm Eastern. Please visit the Events page of the Nightlight Astrology School for details on how to log in to the meeting.
J.R.R. Tolkien is best known as the author of the fantasy epic The Lord of the Rings, first published in the mid-1950s and now translated into almost 40 languages. Tolkien first began writing about the world of Middle-earth during World War I, and continued doing so almost until the end of his life in 1973. Although he is best known as a writer, Tolkien was also a visual artist and an extraordinary linguist, holding a position as a professor of philology at Oxford University in England. As his close friend and colleague C.S. Lewis once said: “He had been inside language.” Drawing on an archetypal astrological perspective, this presentation will explore the natal chart of J.R.R. Tolkien, as well as his transits during the creation of some of his major works of art and writing.
To view my schedule of upcoming events, please visit my Events page!