Womxn's Astrological Series

WOMXN’S 6–WEEK EVOLUTIONARY ASTROLOGY SERIES + WEEKEND INTENSIVES

If you are interested in deepening your astrological exploration within an intimate setting with a small group of womxn who are all on a path of self-understanding and soul growth, this is an opportunity that is available. No astrological experience is necessary, except having had a birth chart reading with me before the series begins.

These series are a blending of sacred womxn’s circle (deep sharing, intentional held space, ritual) + evolutionary astrological study and exploration of each womxn’s birth chart.

Each series is a closed group (no drop-ins) to create as safe, predictable and cohesive a container as possible to facilitate depth of connection, continuity and capacity for vulnerability. Space is limited in each series to 8 womxn.

Prerequisite to a series: You must have had an Evolutionary Astrology Birth Chart Reading with Jessa prior to the series. No other astrological knowledge/experience is necessary. Beginners to astrology are completely welcome!

To find more information about each individual series, please click on the boxes below:

MARS: HEARTS ABLAZE – SERIES IS FULL (Thurs nights)

MARS: Hearts Ablaze

***THIS SERIES IS NOW FULL. If you’d like to be on the waiting list, please contact Jessa.***
DATES: Thursdays, November 1 – December 13, 2018 (no meeting on Thurs, Nov 22)
 
TIME: 7pm–9:30pm
 
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” –Anais Nin
 
Mars – Raw Fire of Life.
Primal Eros.
The function within us which fuels our Will to Survive – in body, mind and spirit. Our Will to Thrive through passion, fierceness and valor.
Mars is the Warrior within.
 
In our birth charts, Mars lets us know where our souls crave the heat of risk, the life-giving thrill of adventure, where we must passionately engage with Life in order to have a healthy sense of gusto in our day to day. We discover through Mars where boundaries are needed. Becoming a warrior in the face of fear is the high path of Mars. Building courage is the evolutionary aim.
 
With Mars being the classical ruler of Scorpio, and the solo ruler of Aries, we explore both faces of this planet of desire – both of which are inextricably linked to our sexuality/eros. In this vein, we will also take a look at the Cycle of Sex, which is represented in the birth chart by the relationship between Mars and Venus.
We will examine where Mars is transiting each woman’s individual chart and discuss how to consciously work with that fiery stimulus in ways of benefit rather than destruction. Transits are catalysts for development and growth. Transiting Mars calls us to decisive action. We must take the initiative and claim what is ours.

Each week, we will have structured time for check-in/sharing. During our first evening together, I will give a talk on Mars. In weeks 2–5, we will dive into individual chart analysis and discussion. Our last evening together will culminate in a Courage-Building Ritual.

Prerequisite to a series: You must have had an Evolutionary Astrology Birth Chart Reading with Jessa prior to the series.

All who participate will receive a copy of each woman’s birth chart who is in the group, so we can reference and learn from each others’ charts, as well as our own.
LILITH & SAPPHO – SERIES IS FULL (Monday nights)

LILITH & SAPPHO

***THIS SERIES IS NOW FULL. If you’d like to be on the waiting list, please contact Jessa.***
DATES:Mondays, November 12 – December 17, 2018 
TIME: 7pm–9:30pm
We enter into the untamed, instinctual realm of the feminine through the 3 faces of LILITH (Triple Dark Goddess): Asteroid Lilith, Dark Moon Lilith and True Black Moon Lilith. We will find each of these aspects of the Dark Goddess in our charts and come to understand more deeply how we relate with these parts of ourselves and in relation to our journey as womxn. We will explore the mythology of Lilith and how she has been demonized by the patriarchy. Through this process, we have the opportunity to acknowledge and work transformation on any of the ways we may have internalized this demonization of the deep, dark, untamed, sexual, wrathful, embodied feminine within ourselves and in other womxn.
In the words of asteroid-focused astrologer, Demetra George, in her book, Finding Our Way through the Dark:
“The Asteroid Lilith describes the first stage in the mythical journey where she is suppressed, humiliated and flees in a fiery rage to the desolate wilderness. The Dark Moon Lilith depicts the pain of her exile where she plots and executes revenge. The Black Moon Lilith shows how she transmutes her distorted image back into its natural healthy expression.”
Amidst our deep dive into the powerful, primal energies of Lilith, we allow ourselves to be supported by the inspiring, creative, womxn-centered energy of SAPPHO: Champion and Lover of Womxn. We will come to understand Sappho’s energy in each of us by locating this asteroid in our charts and exploring its meaning.
Sappho was born around the year 615 B.C. in Greece and lived on the island of Lesbos. She taught at an academy for unmarried women and became well-known for her wide collection of poetry (often accompanied by a lyre). Even in the male-dominated world of classic literature, Sappho has long been considered one of the greatest lyric poets of all time. Plato named Sappho “the tenth muse.” She served as the inspiration for countless paintings and sculptures, but unlike the nine mythical muses, Sappho did not exist to facilitate anyone’s art but her own.

 

Each week, we will begin by grounding/centering, followed by structured time for check-in/sharing. Then, we will move into chart analysis and discussion. During our first evening together, I will give a talk on Lilith & Sappho. Our last evening together will culminate in ritual. 

Prerequisite to a series: You must have had an Evolutionary Astrology Birth Chart Reading with Jessa prior to the series.
All who participate will receive a copy of each womxn’s birth chart who is in the group, so we can reference and learn from each others’ charts, as well as our own.

There’s so much I could say about the truly transformational nature of Jessa’s planetary series, but what keeps standing out is the joy that comes from the experience of engaging in self-inquiry within the context of community. Often our spiritual paths can feel so personal and, at times, a bit lonely. Yet, Jessa’s series allowed me the opportunity to find greater clarity about my own path within the embrace of circle of women. Such an embrace allowed for an upsurge of acceptance and love. It allowed for strength to face life’s challenges and move toward the greatest gifts I can manifest in this lifetime.  To have a community recognize and lift up those gifts is truly a magical feeling.

Erica Seltzer-Schultz

In Jessa’s astrological series circles and the Women’s Retreats that she offers, Jessa creates a safe container for women to be held and heard. And, also for each of us to learn how to hold that space for the other women in the group so each woman can be heard without anyone interjecting opinions or giving advice. It is a valuable learning experience that gives us the tools we need in our circles of friends and family and the greater community.

Typically, you begin a circle as strangers but very quickly become so much more than friends. We laugh and cry together and share intimacies that we may have never shared with anyone else, knowing it is held in the utmost confidence, without judgment. This is true healing. Jessa is a master at creating space to explore our vulnerability. There are no words to describe what I’ve received from being a part of these women’s circles. The experience is truly magical. We need more of these circles to heal ourselves and heal the world. The bonus is you get to learn about astrology, ritual and a bunch of other really cool things, but the main thing is you learn about yourself!

Gini Loch