Saturn: Of Dissolution & Development - 5 Part Class Series with Sasha Ravitch
This bundle of five, 90 minute long classes, helps students develop a foundational knowlege of the planet Saturn, aka the Greater 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 working with him.
Class One: On Fate's Great Mason -
This first class focuses on understanding Saturn's role within the cosmology of the gods and their influence on earth. We additionally explore his reputation in the Ancient, Medieval, Vedic & Evolutionary Astrology traditions. This class will also emphasize:
*Saturn as Roman God, and the gods of other cultures who were assigned Saturn's role.
*Saturn's auspices, archetypes, angels and accoutrements as found in a multitude of grimoires
*Writings by Lilly, Agrippa, Culpepper, Aslesha, Paracelcus, Dorotheus of Sidon, Rudhyar, Greene, Coppock and more
*The benefits and boundaries of working with the Greater Malefic, why he has that title, and whether he is your more problematic planet based on sect.
Class Two: In Every Dreamhome A Heartache -
This class looks at Saturn's significations by house, exploring what it means when he occupies angular, succedent, and cadent houses, how powerful or hindered he might be as a result of that, and other conditioning details
*A concise and simple exploration of the signifacations of all 12 houses
*An exploration of how Saturn is shaped by, and shapes, the house he falls upon
*The concept of angular, succedent, and cadent houses, and what it means for Saturn's essential or accidental dignity
*Identifying the Lord of the House which Saturn falls in, and what that means for Saturn in the chart
Class Three: The Retinue -
This class focuses on Saturn's significations by sign: we will make note of his essential dignity by sign, and how the twelve zodiacal signs influence him, and vice versa.
*Easy techniques for remembering Saturn's signs of rulership, detriment, fall and exaltation
*The critical degrees for Saturn in each sign, which could futher exacerbate his influence
*Who Saturn becomes when influenced by the character-organization of the sign he occupies
*Which virtues and vices get fed or starved by him occupying whichever sign he is in
Class Four: A Touch of Lead -
This class investigates Saturn's significations by aspect, in particular: how conjunctions, squares, oppositions, trines and sextiles with other planets, fixed stars, and the nodes, can manifest within the nativity and by transit. The fourth class also discusses Saturn Return and Saturn as Time-Lord
*Themes and trends associated with Saturn conjunct/conjoined, opposing, squaring, sextiling, and trining other celestial bodies
*Predispositions, behaviors, and predictions around difficult and complementary aspects
*Understanding activation by aspect in transit for Saturn Returns, Saturn as a Time-Lord, Annual Profections with Saturn as the ruler, or in the profected house, and Saturn Opposition
*Identifying the aspects and transits which are the most challenging, as a basis for the following class on remediation.
Class Five: Scythe Mind -
This class pursues magical and mundane paths for remediation and propitiation of Saturn, giving students the oppportunity to develop a more functional relationship with the Greater Malefic, and providing various ceremonial and practical techniques for improving rapport, and earning favor.
*Planetary Charity, musical and literary works as presciption for understanding and appeasing Saturn, associated animals, minerals, and plants, and mundane remediations around wardrobe.
*Psychotheraputic techniques and modalities useful for individuation, destruction of false ego, and reduction of melancholic tendencies
*Theurgical devotion via the Hygromanteia, Picatrix, Three Books of Occult Philosophy, and Orphic Hymns, and more for prayer
*Solomonic Pentacles for necromantic and protective workins, 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
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