Power, Precision and Surrender – Navigating Eclipse Season
a talk for the Oregon Astrological Association on October 19, 2013
This fall’s Eclipses – an Aries Lunar Eclipse and Scorpio Solar Eclipse – bring to light what’s been hidden or repressed, triggering deep feelings and catalyzing into motion events that have been brewing behind the scenes. As the traditional ruler of both Aries and Scorpio, Mars – action, power, assertion and desire – is a key player this Eclipse season. Mars will be in Virgo, opposing Neptune and Chiron in Pisces. What are the planetary deities asking of us, and how can we consciously and effectively work with these Eclipses to move into greater empowerment and authenticity?
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The Astrology of 2013 and the Art of Conscious Surrender
a talk for the Women’s Community Group on January 9, 2013
As we enter the new calendar year, the process of deep personal and collective transformation continues. On an evolutionary level, what is 2013 asking of us, and how can we best cooperate with the available cosmic energies? This talk offers practical suggestions for navigating the New Year, with a focus on the Water element, and how to counter the potential to wallow in disillusion, disappointment and despair by practicing the art of conscious surrender. At the end of the talk, Katie Todd offers a special galactivation for aligning with the Water element.
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Renewing Love and Pleasure – Venus Retrograde
a talk at New Renaissance on April 14, 2012
When the Goddess of Love turns Retrograde — May 15 to June 27 — it’s time to turn inward and reevaluate our relationships and values, and reawaken to beauty and pleasure. Venus will be in Gemini, highlighting themes of connection, perception and storytelling, as well as relationships with siblings and neighbors. This talk explores how to successfully navigate Venus Retrograde, and the meaning of Venus’s rare transit to the Sun on June 5.
Interview with Emily on HumanSpirit Radio
We talk about the current and upcoming cosmic energies including Venus Retrograde and the Uranus-Pluto square. Listen to the recording here
Navigating the Astrology of Now
a talk on February 26 for the Portland Healing Arts Fair
Spring Equinox on March 19 will launch us into a dramatic new astrological year. What is our cosmic assignment right now, as we prepare for the next wave of intensity? This 30-minute talk explores Mars Retrograde in Virgo, Neptune in Pisces and the current Pisces season, and the Virgo-Pisces polarity, among other astro-themes.
2012 and the Astrology of the Sacred Feminine
a talk on January 11 for the Women’s Community Group
This talk explores the fascinating cosmic currents of 2012, specifically focusing on the theme of the Sacred Feminine, with practical suggestions for navigating the rising tides of change, and co-creating a new reality.
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Darkness and Renewal — Navigating Eclipse Season
a talk at New Renaissance Bookshop on October 25, 2011
On November 10 we officially entered “Eclipse season” — a 6-week, high-pressure period when the contents of the subconscious rise into awareness, and deep-level changes are catalyzed into action. This season’s eclipses — on November 24 and December 10 — are in Sagittarius and Gemini, highlighting themes of perception, connection, communication and future vision.
This talk explores the meaning of the upcoming eclipses, Mercury Retrograde (starting November 24) and more, offering suggestions for navigating this season of darkness.
Decoding the Cardinal Grand Cross
a talk at Om Base on August 7, 2011
“The only thing that’s going to save us is a miracle, and the miracle is us.” – Derrick Jensen, interview with Caroline Casey
The Cardinal Grand Cross of 2010-2014 — a rare planetary configuration — reflects the intensity of these times, asking the question, Will humanity awaken to and reclaim our power in time to save ourselves and our home planet? The Cardinal signs are the initiators of the zodiac, and now is the time for each of us to become leaders and pioneers in our own unique way, and to step into the role we were born to play.
This talk offers insight into the meaning of this rare cosmic event, and guidance for navigating the rising tides of change.
Neptune Enters Pisces: Inspiring A New Vision
a talk at New Renaissance Bookshop on July 29
“Run, my friends, run far away from all false solutions
Let divine passion triumph and rebirth you in yourself” – Rumi
Neptune enters Pisces this year, for the first time since 1861. Neptune in Pisces dissolves the boundaries between the seen and unseen, and dissolves the ego to uncover the truth that we are all one. The higher potential is to inspire a new vision for humanity and compassionate action to relieve suffering. The shadow expression is escapism, addiction, denial and delusion.
This talk explores both the higher and lower potentials of Neptune in Pisces, offering practical suggestions for successfully navigating the available energies.
Energy, Power and the End of the Age of Pisces –
The Cardinal Cross Years, 2010-2014
a talk for the Portland BodyTalk Association, June 14, 2010
What is the Cardinal Grand Cross and what does it mean in the context of the bigger unfolding story of our time? This talk explores the transition from the Age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius, the main players of the Cross, and the Cancer Solar Eclipse of July 2010.
Summer Solstice: Birthing A New Future
a talk at Om Base on June 19, 2011
“When times become tragic and dark with uncertainty, what is missing is the touch of eternity and a mythic sense of being woven within the ongoing story of the world.” – Michael Meade, The Water of Life
The Summer Solstice on June 21 is one of the four traditional “gates of power” in the wheel of the year, and the chart of the Solstice sets the tone for the next three months. This Solstice is particularly potent, activating the Cardinal Grand Cross — a rare planetary configuration reflecting humanity at a crossroads. This talk explores the meaning of the Summer Solstice, the Grand Cross, and the dramatic Eclipses straddling this year’s Solstice, offering a cosmic perspective on these wild times.
“The only things breaking down are the things that are no longer sustainable.” – Gregg Braden, CMN Interview
We’re in the midst of a massive paradigm shift, when the nature of work and economy are rapidly evolving and transforming. Focusing on Pluto the Transformer’s long journey through Capricorn — the sign of business, economy, success and worldly power — Emily offers an astrological context for these changing times. Aubrie provides practical tools for responding effectively and moving forward.
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Spring Equinox: Navigating the Season of Change
a talk at Om Base on March 21, 2011
“What shape/waits in the seed/of you to grow/and spread/its branches/against a future sky?” – David Whyte, from “What to Remember When Waking”
The Spring Equinox on March 20th marks the start of the astrological new year, a time for courageous new beginnings and committed action. This Equinox is, needless to say, especially intense. The Sun meets up with Uranus the Great Awakener, who made his dramatic entry into Aries on March 11th, activating the Cardinal Grand Cross.
In this talk, I explore the energies of the Spring Equinox, which set the tone for the year ahead. I also offer a cosmic context for events unfolding on the world stage, and suggestions for how we as individuals can best respond. As astrologer Jessica Murray says, in times like these, “We need to ground ourselves in the cosmic point of view and refer back to it frequently, as best we can.”
Awakening to Our Divinity and Dissolving the Separate Self:
Chiron and Neptune Enter Pisces
a talk at New Renaissance Bookshop on February 22, 2011
“I have such a feeling of solidarity with everything alive that it doesn’t seem important to know where the individual ends or begins.” – Albert Einstein (Pisces)
Chiron the Wounded Healer and Neptune the Dissolver both move into Pisces in 2011. Over the next several years, as we emerge out of the Age of Pisces, we have the opportunity to get the essential lessons of Pisces — that we are all inherently interconnected, and that divinity is within us. Learn the meaning of these planetary influences and how to best work with this watery, mystical, imaginative energy.