Humans as expression of the Cosmos
My whole thing is about mastery. Mastering myself and mentoring others to wield their own power thoughtfully. I think I became an astrologer from a control issue. Mars in Sidereal Scorpio in the 5th house might do that. I needed to know why. The perennial mantra of Myers-Briggs Thinking Types. We have to know the why, the foundations of everything we are interested in. We take that one thing and go deeper into it than anyone thought was possible. The thing becomes our life. It is all we want to talk about, to do, to be. There isn't a lot of multi-dimensionality in a dominant Thinking type. They live, eat and breath their system.
In Western Tropical astrology my moon is in Aquarius. This is a pretty good metaphor for astrologers and yoga teachers. A fixed air sign that channels the energetic charge of the gods. In my case, for others because it is in the 7th house. When you have planets on the 1 - 7 axis it takes a lifetime to figure out how to balance your needs against the needs of others. Those others can be partners, both personal and business. Because that planet is the Moon it makes it deeply personal as She beams Her light across to the first house of the self, yet is embedded with others. The Moon is also a deeply irrational being. Very disconcerting for the personality who has to figure out how to not be so lost in the abyss of the emotional life. It is sink or swim for us, mastery required.
With all my technical skill in studying systems I am not a technical writer, teacher or mentor. My Mercury is in the 4th house in Libra with Ketu, aka the south node. My intellect is in a section of the zodiac that charges the native up with the creative spirit next to the eclipse point with Neptune! I have one foot in both worlds and I am a messenger at heart (literally the 4th house is your heart). It is my honor to make the gods incarnate for the portion of humanity I engage with. To reach into their hearts and make their stomachs ping. To drive folks to ah-ha moments that only come when you are engaging with the archetypes. I walk the razors edge of rational systems in the irrational realms of emotions and intuition. I guide and dive deep into the unspoken; your power, your deepest drives and your relationship with the Soul and Nature. How Do you fit into this picture, this life?
I read recently 'First and foremost, Mentor was a person. We tend to think of the word mentor as a noun (a mentor) or a verb (to mentor), but there is a very human dimension embedded in the term. Mentor appears in Homer's Odyssey as the old friend entrusted to care for Odysseus's household and son Telemachus, while he is away fighting the Trojan war. When he does not return his son Telemachus leaves in search of him and the Goddess Athena assumes the form of Mentor and accompanies him. The human being welcomes a human form for counsel. From its origins, becoming a mentor is a transcendent act; it carries with it something holy.' Paraphrased from Nicole Gregory at the Mentoris Project.
I invite you to walk on this next part of the path with me delving in to the Moon in all It's symbolism and story.
In our travels we will learn to map your own journey with the moon each day of the month through creating and learning about the Kalachakra Chart. This will begin with an introduction to the Lunar Mansions or Nakshatras. We will learn about Her phases, Her fickleness and Her remedies. You will delve deep in to your relationship with your personal mother and the Archetypal Mother. You will begin healing the Mother Complex, or at least understanding the story your moon tells, so you can begin the healing journey to reclaiming a sense of belonging on this earth and being nurtured and cared for. You will experience a connection to the natural world and one of the great Luminous Beings we call the planets. Namaste, Laura
This Workshop is on Zoom
April 16, 17 23 & 24 from 12-3pm
The Course cost is $225
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Laura Hamilton is a certified Vedic Astrologer who bows to both Eastern and Western Zodiac traditions. She is a certified Yoga teacher and practitioner for 20 years. Laura uses many tools to guide people into balance with nature. She helps you view your life as an organic whole to be mastered joyfully.