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A New Astrology: Basics of Star Wisdom

(Series 1) with Brian Gray, Robert Schiappacasse, & David Tresemer, Ph.D.

A Five-Part Series with Bonus Q&A  |  Recorded October-November 2020  

This is a unique program in Western sidereal astrology based in anthroposophy. So let's begin at the beginning... your beginning!

What if your first breath was not random?

The dazzling beings of the heavens influence our lives intimately. Consider the idea that your first breath was not random, but rather coordinated with heavenly positions and movements. It’s a hypothesis, which we will help you learn to evaluate, true or not true.

You are invited to explore with us the foundations of a new western anthroposophic sidereal astrology.

Drawing on our extensive experience in star wisdom, we will provide you with instructions for creating your birth chart and assist you in learning to read your own chart, as well as the birth-moment charts of others. We will use the instrument of the StarHouse to support this exploration.

Whether you are an experienced astrologer or astrosopher, or you are new to these pursuits, this course is for anyone serious about self-knowledge, and assisting others, through the lens of star wisdom.

The sessions in this Series 1 will ground you in the basics of a new astrology and will serve as a prerequisite for additional A New Astrology series, should you wish to take your exploration even further.

What's Included

This course includes five content-rich sessions, plus a comprehensive Bonus Q&A session. Each session includes a recording of a live Zoom call with a wealth of information shared by Brian, Robert & David, as well as handouts and homework relevant to the theme of each session. Includes more than 12 hours of video recordings, with each session running approximately 2 hours.

Session 1
Wonder

 

Session 1: Wonder


The heavens seem so far away—or are they? Evidence of their influence in our lives comes first into our physical bodies. We find the path to stars and planets through the physical body.

Rudolf Steiner recommended that one begin one’s exploration of cosmos and existence through wonder at the physical level, and we will do just that.

We will begin the approach to your sidereal birth chart. {Instructions are provided for creating your chart in the recommended form.}

Session 2
The Zodiac

 

Session 2: The Zodiac in Depth


The activity of the twelve great beings of the zodiac was revealed to the initiates of ancient times and passed on to us.

What was the imagination of Zarathustra gazing into the heavens?

Session 3
Planets

 

Session 3: The Planets as Purveyors of Feeling


The Sun and Moon dominate our experience of the sky. And yet there are wandering stars, the planets, that engage our attention ~ when Venus shines out strongly, or Jupiter chases Saturn for a rare conjunction.

How can we demonstrate the impacts of these planets upon our lives?

How can we work with the existence and movement of these planets against the backdrop of the zodiac?

Session 4
Aspects

 

Session 4: Aspects - Qualities of Relationship

 

Key to our life of feeling are the interactions between the different planetary bodies ~ their quality of relationships with each other.

We will explore the planetary aspects from this perspective.

Session 5
Houses

 

Session 5: Houses


Houses give the most delicate details of how the first breath works with the celestial alignments and activities to give a full picture of the human being’s choices to engage with their lives.

BONUS
Q&A Session

BONUS Q&A Session


Brian, Robert and David answer several substantive questions submitted by participants. This session also includes an in-depth biography through an exploration of a famous artist's birth chart.

A New Astrology: Basics of Star Wisdom

A five-part webinar series with a Bonus Q&A session, this course includes more than 12 hours of video recordings.

$150 USD

Members: $130
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A New Astrology: Basics of Star Wisdom

Brian Gray, Robert Schiappacasse, & David Tresemer


Explore the foundations of a new western anthroposophic sidereal astrology. A five-part webinar series with a Bonus Q&A session, this course includes more than 12 hours of video recordings, along with handouts and homework for each session.

About the Facilitators

Brian Gray has been a student of Anthroposophy since 1976, and of astrology since 1966. He has been a teacher of subjects related to Anthroposophy and star wisdom at Rudolf Steiner College for 38 years. Brian is also the author of star wisdom articles (published in the Journal for Star Wisdom) and is a presenter of several video courses on WiseCosmos.org.

Robert Schiappacasse has been involved for many years as a national leader in the Waldorf and independent school movement, serving in leadership roles and as an advisor for North American Waldorf schools on school administration, organization, and governance. Robert began studying astrology in 1971, and later studied with astrosophy pioneer Willi Sucher. He has been a student of Rudolf Steiner’s Anthroposophy for more than 40 years. Robert is the author of star wisdom articles (published in the Journal for Star Wisdom), and is the co-author of the book Star Wisdom & Rudolf Steiner.

David Tresemer, Ph.D. is the founder of the StarHouse in Boulder, Colorado, and the developer of the Solar Cross system for the “star poem” qualities of each of the 360 zodiacal degrees. He has been an organic/biodynamic farmer and written The Scythe Book: Mowing Hay, Cutting Weeds, and Harvesting Small Grains with Hand Tools, which has sold a thousand copies every year for forty years. He is the author of star wisdom articles (published in the Journal for Star Wisdom and other books), and is the co-author of the book Star Wisdom & Rudolf Steiner. David is editor and contributor to The Counselor… As If Soul and Spirit Matter, and the past president of the Association for Anthroposophic Psychology.

What participants are saying...

"The course is helping me, as I am growing my knowledge of myself and Anthroposophy in such a special way. It ties together key concepts from Rudolf Steiner and real world potential from the starry skies. It has also caused me to pause and listen more. Thank you so very much for sharing your knowledge and time to help initiate us greenhorns into the amazing world of Astrosophy!" ~ RH

"My goodness ... hard to pin down to one aspect... but a wise deepening of who I am, where I have come from and where I am going... life long questions I have been working on and thanks to this course I feel I have come along in leaps and bounds." ~ MS

 "I loved the way the course was structured to allow for personal self-driven engagement with the material following the sessions. I wanted to extend the learning beyond the session itself." ~ AM

"The course is succinct, well thought out, and progressively builds on previous info. The presenters are knowledgeable, easy to understand, interact beautifully, and sprinkle in some fun too! It is great that recordings of the sessions are available for review. The resource list was also much appreciated." ~ AM

"I have had charts done before and they all seemed foreign to me, did not feel like me. With your version, ... the chart felt like me, something that I can work with my feelings as well as my intellect." ~ CS

"I really love your integrated approach to explaining concepts. I like being able to slow down and review the wealth of info in the recorded presentations so it can sink in. All of you have great passion for your work and it shows." ~ AN  

"Even if I've worked with the zodiac and planets through doing eurythmy training, this has greatly enhanced my relationship and perception of these realities. As well, a new understanding of my life is dawning, granting me new impulses. I particularly appreciated living in the movement of going from the understanding of the physical body (through the zodiac) to the etheric body (planets), to the astral body (planets relationships), ending with the ego body (houses). This coupled with Venus-type and Sun-type aspects in addition to the well-known Mars-type and Mercury-type ones, are really a foundation to understanding astrology very differently. I truly appreciated your course and hope to be part of the next one." ~ CG

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