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:

URANUS: To Thine Own Self Be True – 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.***
“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.
NEPTUNE: Portal to the Infinite – 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.***
“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 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