Astrology of the Psyche Part 2: Elements, Modalities, & Signs
May 29-June 26 (4-week course)
Zoom Meetings with instructor Thea Wirsching every Sunday at 2 PM Pacific for the duration of the course
New course materials are released each Monday. You can access all of the materials and post in the discussion forum any time for the duration of the course. The Zoom meetings are the only live element, and recordings will be provided.
About The Course
This is the second in a series of courses that introduce participants to the astrology of the psyche. Developed and taught by Thea Wirsching, a practicing astrologer for almost 20 years, this series will cover the basic astrological building blocks with courses focused on the topics of planets, signs, houses, and aspects. It’s been said that it takes about a year to become conversant in the fundamental vocabulary of astrology, and this course will give you all the tools you need to start interpreting natal charts on your own.
This section will focus on the Zodiac. The bedrock of astrological interpretation is the Zodiac, the wheel of twelve signs which function as 'adjectives' in the grammar of astrology. Go deep with Thea in this upcoming class, and understand each sign according to its element and modality. Each of the twelve signs is a unique combination of one of the four elements and one of the three modalities (cardinal, fixed, and mutable), and this technical language will assist you in making distinctions between the signs. This course will also educate you in how the signs relate to one another, both technically and in practical application via your natal chart.
Thea blends psychological astrology with karmic astrology in her practice, and understands the natal chart as one’s “cosmic homework assignment.” Each of us is provided with certain archetypal roles that we are driven to fulfill, and astrological analysis can assist you in making the most of your opportunities while approaching your limitations with understanding and forgiveness. Thea’s astrological philosophy is based on the idea that character determines fate, and she believes that the response one makes to life’s challenges overrides astrology’s fatalism. In other words, every chart shows a positive and a negative potential, and every chart native has free will.
But though Thea’s astrological style emphasizes self-understanding as opposed to prediction, she can also speak to the delicate work of being an oracle, and the uncanny truths that astrology can reveal. In live Q and As following each module, Thea will look at the charts of class members, and comment on how the astrological tool-kit can be applied in practice. All levels of astrology student are welcome - even intermediate students can gain from Thea’s demonstrations of how the basic concepts are applied in practice. The true art of astrology is knowing how much weight to give to each individual factor in the chart, and watching an expert at work is an invaluable learning experience.
About the Instructor
Thea Wirsching is an Evolutionary Astrologer, Tarot reader and intuitive, writer, scholar, and mom. She received her doctorate in literature from UCLA with a focus on America’s esoteric history, and much of that research went into her Tarot deck and book, the American Renaissance Tarot (2021). A former college instructor, Thea is a passionate teacher and has hosted a wide array of astrology classes and workshops. She has been a practicing astrologer for close to twenty years, and approaches the natal chart as an index to past-life inheritance and the evolution of the soul. In her free time, Thea enjoys pursuing ancestry work and learning about ancient Egypt.
Thea looks forward to seeing you in class!
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