Women's Astrological Series

WOMEN’S 6–WEEK EVOLUTIONARY ASTROLOGY SERIES

If you are interested in deepening your astrological exploration within an intimate setting with a small group of women 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 women’s circle (deep sharing, intentional held space, ritual) + evolutionary astrological study and exploration of each woman’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 women.

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:

URANUS: To Thine Own Self Be True (Mon evenings, June/July 2018) – SERIES IS FULL

URANUS: To Thine Own Self Be True

***THIS SERIES IS NOW FULL. If you’d like to be on the waiting list, please contact Jessa.***
Mondays, June 18 – July 30, 2018 (with no session on Mon, July 2)
in Uptown Minneapolis
 
7pm–9/9:30pm (end time between 9-9:30pm)
“Wake up

Life is transient

Swiftly passing

Be aware

The great matter

Don’t waste time”

–These words are carved into the wooden gong at Tassajara Zen Center in Carmel Valley, California. (picture attached to this email below)

Throughout our evolution as human beings, our survival has often depended upon having membership in a group, a clan. Banding together. How many of you have heard the saying, “There’s strength in numbers”? However, sometimes group membership can come at the expense of our souls, our individuality, our own unique, authentic unfolding.

Uranus is the function within our psyches that is willing to risk losing our membership in the group in order to be true to our own path. Hence, the Uranian archetype of the Outsider or the Exile can at times be felt during the individuation process, as can the archetypes of the Rebel or Revolutionary if we come up against forces of suppression. Uranus is the part of us that is willing to think and act outside of the box, break the “rules” and truly march to the beat of our own drum, come what may.

In this series, we explore the various dimensions of Uranian energy and the ways in which each of us must liberate ourselves from social conditioning that inhibits our authentic embodiment and expression. Through individual birth chart analysis, we examine how/in what aspects of life each of our souls longs to delve into the process of individuation in this lifetime.

Each week, we will have structured time for check-in/sharing. During our first evening together, I will give a talk on Uranus, in which I will illuminate several Uranian icons to invoke Uranus’ “break the rules,” “to thine own self be true” energy. I will also touch upon the Uranian cycle of 84 years (paralleling an average human life cycle) and its square/opposition points (at approx age 21, 42 and 63), which are often poignant periods of time in a person’s life. In weeks 2–5, we will dive into individual chart analysis and discussion. Our last evening together will culminate in a truly one-of-a-kind Uranian ritual.

In the words of two Uranian icons:


“’When I meet a woman who attracts me, I prefer women,’ she said. ‘And when I meet a man who attracts me, I prefer men.’
‘You mean you haven’t made up your mind yet.’
‘I mean exactly what I said. I told you you wouldn’t like it. Most people who ask want me definitely on one side or the other.’”
–Octavia Butler from her book “Patternmaster”

“I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else’s whim or to someone else’s ignorance.”
–bell hooks

Fee for the 6–week series: $250
(which breaks down to approx $40/session)

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.
Registration coming soon!
NEPTUNE: Portal to the Infinite (Thurs evenings, July/Aug 2018) – SERIES IS FULL

NEPTUNE: Portal to the Infinite

***THIS SERIES IS NOW FULL. If you’d like to be on the waiting list, please contact Jessa.***
Thursdays, July 5– Aug 9, 2018 in Uptown Minneapolis
 
7pm–9/9:30pm (end time between 9-9:30pm)
“Since I was cut from the reedbed, I have made this crying sound.
Anyone apart from someone they love understands what I say.
Anyone pulled from a source longs to go back.
At any gathering I am there, mingling in the laughing and grieving,
a friend to each, but few will hear the secrets hidden within the notes.
No ears for that.
Body flowing out of spirit, spirit up from body: no concealing that mixing.
But it’s not given us to see the soul. The reed flute is fire, not wind.
Be that empty.”
–Rumi
Neptune represents our longing for Oneness. Spiritual connection. Communion with Source.

Neptune is the window through which our human ego consciousness peers at the vastness of the Infinite and through which the vastness of the Infinite pours into us. To be in healthy relationship with Neptune, we must keep that window pane crystal clear. How we do this? It is very simple: spiritual practice. And, spiritual practice is a very personal thing, different for each of us. How do we know what kinds of spiritual practices will be most fruitful for us? In this series, we explore Neptune in each of our birth charts by sign, house and aspect, thereby illuminating specific methods for keeping our own unique Neptunian window panes free of dust and debris. Neptune shines a light on the kinds of experiences that will trigger higher consciousness and inward expansion within us.

 

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 Neptune. Our last evening together will culminate in a grounded, otherworldly Neptunian ritual.
 
“I dreamed I was clutching at the face of a rock but it did not hold. Gravel gave way. I grasped for a shrub, but it pulled loose, and in cold terror I fell into the abyss. Suddenly I realized that my fall was relative; there was no bottom and no end. A feeling of pleasure overcame me. I realized that what I embody, the principle of life, cannot be destroyed. It is written into the cosmic code, the order of the universe. As I continued to fall in the dark void, embraced by the vault of the heavens, I sang to the beauty of the stars and made my peace with the darkness.” –Heinz Pagels (author of “The Cosmic Code” who died while mountain climbing on Pyramid Peak in Colorado)   
Fee for the 6–week series: $250
(which breaks down to approx $40/session)
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.
Registration coming soon!
MOON MYSTERIES: Phases of the Moon (Thurs evenings, April/May 2018) - SERIES IS FULL

THIS SERIES IS FULL. If you’d like to be on the waiting list, please email jessa@jessawalters.com.

 

MOON MYSTERIES: Phases of the Moon

Mondays, March 15-April 26, 2018 in Uptown Minneapolis
 
7pm–9/9:30pm (end time between 9-9:30pm)

In this 6-week Women’s Evolutionary Astrology Series, we enter into the mysteries of the waxing and waning cycles of the Moon. The Moon in our birth charts represents the heart and soul within us; realm of feeling, emotion, intuition and dreams (the kind we have when our eyes are closed). The Moon represents our inner world. The phase of the Moon one is born under illuminates the feeling tone or mood averaged over the course of a lifetime, like the backdrop of one’s inner life. Each phase has its unique high potential and shadow, as well as specific keys to happiness.


In this series, you will learn how to determine the phase of the Moon in a birth chart, and we will explore in-depth the phase of the Moon in each woman’s chart in the group. The 8 phases are as follows: New Moon, Waxing Crescent, First Quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Full Moon, Waning Gibbous, Last Quarter and Waning Crescent. We will also connect the Pagan/Earth holy days that have affinity with the phase of each woman’s Moon, such as Winter Solstice and the New Moon phase.
 
Each week, there will be 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 the waxing and waning cycles of the Moon, as well as the Dark half and the Bright half of the Lunar cycle. Our last evening together will culminate in a Moon/Soul ritual.
 
Poem by 14th century female poet, Lalla (born in Kashmir):
 

“The soul, like the moon,
is new, and always new again.

 And, I have seen the ocean
continuously creating.
Since I scoured my mind
and my body, I too am new,
each moment anew.
My teacher told me one thing,
‘Live in the soul.’
When that was so,
I began to go naked,
and dance.”

 

Fee for the 6–week series: $250
(which breaks down to approx $40/session)

 

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

Format for the series:

Weeks 1-6: We begin with 10 minutes of grounding/centering, followed by structured time for individual sharing/check-in
After the sharing: Week 1: Jessa will give a presentation on the Phases of the Moon
Weeks 2-5: Individual chart exploration (2 women’s charts each week) + group feedback to honor each woman after her chart exploration
Week 6: We close our 6 weeks together with a simple, but powerful Moon/Soul ritual.
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.
SATURN: The Wise Elder - FULL (Thurs evenings Jan/Feb 2018) - SERIES IS FULL

THIS SERIES IS FULL. If you’d like to be on the waiting list, please email jessa@jessawalters.com.

SATURN: The Wise Elder

Make it real.“ –Saturn
 

In this 6-week Women’s Evolutionary Astrology Series, we explore the grounded, hard won wisdom of Saturn (Earth element, Ruler of Capricorn and the 10th house).


Saturn seeks concrete manifestation, bringing dreams into reality. Two feet on the ground. When we invoke our inner Saturn, we commit to climbing the mountain all the way to the top, to wrestle demons of self-doubt, self-defeat and exhaustion on the way up, and goddammit, no way turning back, come hell or high water! Deep Commitment. Eye on the Prize. Mastery. Great Work. This is the territory of Saturn.
The positive development of Saturnian energy leads to a sense of dignity and self-respect. We study Saturn in our birth charts to understand where and how this aspect within our psyches wants to develop in this lifetime. This also leads us to examine where we might be up against feelings of lack, defeat, loneliness, self-pity, freeze-response, pessimism and impossibility.
When we skillfully develop our Saturn energy, we embody a healthy sense of realism, grounded practicality, follow-through, unshakable integrity and the capacity to make grounded choices that enable us to bring our ideals into form. We learn how to digest our life experience, thereby becoming wise. Through this wisdom, we come to hold a torch worthy of passing to others.

Fee for the 6–week series: $250
(which breaks down to approx $40/session)
Prerequisite to a series: You must have had an Evolutionary Astrology Birth Chart Reading with Jessa prior to the series.

Format for the series:

Weeks 1-6: We begin with 10 minutes of grounding/centering, followed by structured time for individual sharing/check-in
After the sharing: Week 1: Jessa will give a presentation on the guiding planet (Saturn)
Weeks 2-5: Individual chart exploration (2 women’s charts each week) + group feedback to honor each woman after her chart exploration
Week 6: We close our 6 weeks together with a simple, but powerful ritual embodying the high potential energy of Saturn.
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.

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