A Queer Animist Perspective
8 Saturdays February 2nd-March 21st @ 2pm-5pm
Columbia City area of Seattle
$220 or $30/week for 8 weeks (other sliding scale options available)
About the Course
Astrology is our
universal time clock, ever moving in its cycles. Using it, we look at a
snapshot of the universe at any particular moment and the forces that are at
play at that time. It is inherently animist, magical, and queer, and it is
from this perspective that we will be exploring the cycles of the cosmos.
knows their sun sign and has heard about mercury retrograde these days, but
what do you really know about astrology? Learn the basic building blocks of
astrology, the language we have for interpreting the movements of the celestial
sphere and their impact on our earthly existence.
The goal of this
class is to give you enough astrological language and insight to be able to
recognize the fundamental aspects of an astrology chart and begin to interpret
them. Like learning any language, you will be able to recognize when it is
spoken and you should be able to construct crude sentences by the end of it,
but this will be the tip of the proverbial iceberg. No matter your level of
astro knowledge, everyone can benefit from going over the basics.
Topics covered include:
- Why astrology is useful, as well as some of its limitations
- The Queerness of Astrology and Queering Astrology
- 7 traditional planets, trans-saturnian planets, and nodes
- 12 zodiac signs
- 12 houses
- Traditional aspects and dignity
- Looking at your most important planet of the moment and how the motions of that planet will affect you over the coming year (Annual Profections)
While much of this course will be experienced in the form of lecture and discussion, there will also be opportunities for experiential exercises, personal exploration, and connection.
All sessions will be
held live in person in the Columbia City area of Seattle, Washington. Each
session will be audio recorded and sent to attendees, so if you end up having
to miss a class or two due to prior conflict or illness you will still be able
to attend future classes without missing the material. All participants are
requested to attend at least 6/8 sessions if possible.
Full cost for this course is $220. Sign up below.
pay-as-you-can/reduced rate scholarships are available for BIPOC, queer, trans,
disabled, or otherwise marginalized folks. Contact Tai for availability.
Payment plans are available for $30 per class ($240 total). Contact Tai to set this up.