Astrology Apprenticeship Program Weekend Workshop
Nov. 30 through Dec. 2, 2018
Astrological Timing: Solar Arcs
In this weekend workshop Steven will introduce the theory and practice of solar arcs to complete our three-part series on timing that started with Transits and Progressions.
Solar Arcs operate like the genetic code of a seed. Similar to Progressions, they are an internal developmental clock hard-wired into your birthchart. Certain possibilities arise right on schedule as you come to the evolutionary crossroads they mark, just as an oak tree might sprout green leaves every Spring and watch them turn to red and gold each Autumn. Solar arcs are reliable, and no astrologer doing “current development” work is playing with a full deck without them.
The theory behind Solar Arcs is simple: take the number of degrees the Sun has progressed on a given date and add that same “arc” to the rest of the planets. With the Sun progressing about one degree per year, the distance any planet has moved by this technique is a number of degrees pretty close to your age in years. You can even do Solar Arcs in your head at night if have trouble sleeping.
Because they are linked to Sun, they have a “solar” nature. That means that Solar Arcs are quite directly related to the obvious biographical realities of life. In other words, they “work” in a concrete way, even though they lack some of the psychological depth of Progressions. In practice, along with Transits and Progressions, Solar Arcs complete the powerful trinity of techniques that are at the heart of astrological prediction.
In this class, we will briefly introduce the theory of Solar Arcs, then work with each planet individually, along with the Angles of the chart. We will pay special attention to the all-important Solar Arcs of the nodal axis as they mark the times when “the karmic wave will break” in your life. By the time we are finished, you will have working knowledge of this technique which you can apply to your own chart or those of your friends and clients.
Morning sessions will feature "information transmission" and afternoons will be dedicated to Q&A with Steven to facilitate integration of the morning's teaching. We will have an informal get together Saturday evening after dinner.
This workshop is worth 2 credits towards certification. See certification information for details.
Date: Nov. 30 through Dec. 2, 2018
Times: Friday night from 7-9pm; Saturday and Sunday from 9-5pm.
Location: ACE Hotel in Palm Springs, CA*
Cost: $425 (if registered by Oct. 31; $475 thereafter). Lodging and meals not included.
$200 deposit holds your spot ($50 of that is non-refundable).
Email Tony with questions or leave a message at 760-767-4720.
*The ACE Hotel
701 E. PALM CANYON DR / PALM SPRINGS, CA 92264
You may book rooms at the ACE Hotel for a 10% discount between June and September 1. Call to book and mention the Steven Forrest Astrology Retreat for the discount rate.
The ACE Hotel is a lovingly restored mid-century modern treasure. In a perfect location close to downtown but far enough to have a more peaceful vibe, and nestled up close to the mountains, the ACE has a bohemian-chic aesthetic. Most of the rooms surround the beautiful community pool area. Some rooms come with patios or fireplaces.
The ACE has a lively, hip atmosphere, a bar and a restaurant. They offer several entertainment options throughout the week, and there's always something fun happening in the Amigo room at night to help you wind down, including a locally-popular trivia night, bingo, crafting, karaoke and live music.
You can also find additional lodging options nearby on Airbnb and there are many amazing hotels in the area.