Mon, May 24 | Online Class

Mars: On Sanguine Pyre - Part V of V: Of Libidnal Princeps with Sasha Ravitch

Time & Location

May 24, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Online Class

About the Event

This bundle of five, hour-and-a-half  classes, helps students develop a foundational knowledge of the planet Mars, aka the Lesser Malefic, and: his magical and mytho-poetic role in astrology, his role in your natal chart, his influence as a transiting planet, and both ceremonial and mundane ways of strengthening or softening his influence.  The first class focuses on understanding Mars’ role within the cosmology of the gods and their influence on earth. We additionally explore his reputation in the Ancient, Medieval, Vedic, and Psychological Astrology traditions, and my personal philosophical ascriptions (focusing on Nietzsche). The second class looks at Mars’ significations by house, exploring what it means when he occupies angular, succedent, and cadent houses. Our third class focuses on Mars’ significations by sign: we will make note of where he is in domicile, detriment, and exalted, and how the twelve zodiacal signs influence him, and vice versa.  The fourth class investigates Mars’ significations by aspect, in particular: how conjunctions, squares, oppositions, trines, and sextiles with other planets, and some notable fixed stars, can manifest within the nativity and by transit.  The fourth class also discusses Mars’ Return, Mars as Time-Lord, Mars activation by Annual Profection, and Mars in his service role, vs conquering position.  The fifth, and final class, pursues magical and mundane paths for remediation and propitiation of Mars, giving students the opportunity to develop a more functional relationship with the Lesser Malefic, and providing various ceremonial and practical techniques for improving rapport, and earning favor. While the classes may be taken individually, each builds upon the last to teach you how to begin synthesizing the information (i.e. house + sign + aspects = this remediation).  Students are encouraged to submit their own natal chart (in whole sign house system) to be used (anonymously!) as an example in the class, but we will also examine the charts of celebrities and public figures to help see Mars in action.

This class pursues magical and mundane paths for remediation and propitiation of Mars, giving students the opportunity to develop a more functional relationship with the Lesser Malefic, and providing various ceremonial and practical techniques for improving rapport, and earning favor. We will additionally focus on understanding how your Mars impacts your relationships, whether filial, romantic, or antagonistic, and how to work with what you have.

*Planetary Charity, musical and literary works as prescription for understanding and appeasing Mars, and mundane remediations around wardrobe.

*Psychotherapeutic techniques and modalities useful for self-control and reduction of impulsive or reckless reactions, modulating emotional hyperactivity, and understanding the role of the libido.

*Service Mars vs Conquering Mars, and what the means in relationships.

*Theurgical devotion via the Hygromanteia, Picatrix, Three Books of Occult Philosophy, and Orphic Hymns, and more, for prayer.

*Solomonic Pentacles for martial and protective workings, and more baneful pursuits.


About the Presenter:

Sasha Ravitch is commited to emancipating the  sorcerous machinations of the Ivory Tower, and bringing the spoils back into the agora. With an acedemic background in philosophy, psychoanalytic theory, literary and poetic studis, and futher endeavors  of the spirit-as-mind, and with a lifelong fealty to "folk necromancy" (Cummins & Hathaway-Diaz) and magic, she aspires to make-whole the psyche and spirit. She has professional experience as a clinical counselor, and has done graduate work in psychoanalytic modalities of transpersonal psychology. She has spent two decades studying divinatory arts, researching and practicing Florari Rrom Folk Magic, and investigating ways to heal the occulted unconscious. She currently sees clients as a spiritual counselor and diviner, provides Death Doula services through her certification with INELDA, and is co-founder of the  International Necromancy Consortium, in New Orleans, LA

THIS CLASS IS ONLINE ONLY! If you are unable to make the live  streaming of this class, don't worry - the recorded class will be  available for you. The live streaming and class link will be available through a Zoom invite. The recordings of this class series will be available for 30 days after the conclusion of the live class. 

By purchasing this class you agree to the following Non Disclosure:

This Agreement is between The Cauldron Black (“OWNER”); and the Purchaser (“RECIPIENT”). WHEREAS, OWNER has developed through substantial effort, research, time, and expense certain inventions, design concepts, methodologies, technical know-how, copyrightable material and trade secrets directed and related to this class. (“INFORMATION”); WHEREAS, OWNER desires to disclose the INFORMATION on a confidential basis to RECIPIENT.  The OWNER wishes to maintain the confidentiality of the INFORMATION and the protection of OWNER'S intellectual property rights. NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises, covenants, and conditions contained herein, the sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the parties agree as follows:  I. CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION A. OWNER agrees to disclose INFORMATION to RECIPIENT for the purposes of an online class.  B. RECIPIENT agrees to receive such INFORMATION and to refrain from copying, disclosing, using, selling, or offering for sale any and all of said INFORMATION. RECIPIENT agrees to keep confidential and refrain from disclosing any and all of the INFORMATION, and to take all necessary and reasonable steps to prevent unauthorized disclosure or use of any and all of the INFORMATION.  Failure to uphold this NDA may result in legal action.

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