2018 – 2019 Calendar:

June 18–July 30, 2018 (Monday Nights) – URANUS: 6-week Women's Astrological Series

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.

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.
July 5–Aug 8, 2018 (Thursday Nights) – NEPTUNE: 6-week Women's Astrological Series

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.
July 21, 2018 (Saturday 7-9pm) – Women's Moon Medicine: Moon in SCORPIO

Women’s Moon Medicine: Moon in Scorpio, Element of Water

Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Yess Yoga | 7-9 pm | $35

 

Scorpio invites us to engage with depth, intensity and honesty with ourselves and each other. Scorpio seeks to venture courageously into the Shadow, the Underworld, to unearth what has been hidden or repressed and bring it into the light of awareness to be understood, transformed and integrated. A willingness to do this deep inner and interpersonal work is at the core of reclaiming personal power and wholeness. Through radical transparency and the capacity to be with what makes us uncomfortable, we become brighter human beings with more capacity to catalyze transformation in our own hearts, in our relationships and our wider communities.

Our evening together is an opportunity to experience a felt sense of the high potential of Scorpio through a Soul-Seeing Ritual, a conscious Journey into the Underworld through authentic movement to music followed by Re-Emergence into Scorpionic gift-giving within the circle. Please come with something to share with the group which captures a deep, empowering truth that might be raw, edgy and uncomfortable, perhaps dealing with a taboo subject (fear, sexuality, death, injustice, oppression, aging, rage, etc) – all in the service of naming what has been hidden and reclaiming power and awareness around it.

A couple of days before the event, Jessa will send an email to all who have registered with more info. REGISTER HERE!
August 3–5, 2018 (Fri-Sun) – MOON MYSTERIES: Phases of the Moon Women's Astrological Weekend Intensive

MOON MYSTERIES: Phases of the Moon

ONE SPOT LEFT!
Friday–Sunday, August 3–5, 2018 in Uptown Minneapolis
Friday 7pm–9:30pm; Saturday 10am-–4pm; Sunday 10am–4pm
In this Women’s Evolutionary Astrology Intensive, we enter into the mysteries of the cycles of the Moon: Waxing and Waning, Bright and Dark. 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 person’s lifetime, like the backdrop of one’s inner life or a thread running through all of our perceptions and experiences. Each phase has its unique high potential and shadow, as well as specific keys to happiness.

 

In this weekend intensive, 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. All 8 phases will be covered over the course of the weekend. 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 each phase of the Moon, such as Winter Solstice with the New Moon phase.
On Friday evening, 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 and how the movement of the Moon corresponds to our human life cycle…the qualities of youth, midlife, old age. Friday evening will also include a grounding/centering meditation as well as time for introductions and sharing.
Saturday and Sunday, we will begin with grounding/centering, check-in/sharing, and then we will dive deep into exploration of each phase of the moon and each woman’s individual moon phase. On Saturday and Sunday, there will be a 1.5 hour lunch break (12:30-2pm). Lunch will be on our own. You are welcome to bring your own lunch and go down to the lake (2 blocks) to relax, eat, walk or there are many restaurants nearby, within walking distance. I will send out a list of restaurants that I recommend within walking distance once you register.
“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.”

–Poem by 14th century female poet, Lalla (born in Kashmir)

TO REGISTER:

A nonrefundable $50 deposit holds your spot. It is only by submitting your deposit that your spot is officially reserved.

Your balance must be paid in full by Sun, July 8, 2018.

To submit your $50 deposit or pay in full ($250) via PayPal, please use this link: paypal.me/jessawalters

Once at the link, please enter the amount you wish to submit and follow the prompts from there.
If you prefer to mail a check, please email me to let me know you are sending one, and I will send you my address.

 

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.
August 26, 2018 (Sunday 7-9pm) – Women's Moon Medicine: Moon in PISCES

Women’s Moon Medicine: Full Moon in Pisces, Element of Water

Sunday, August 26, 2018 at Yess Yoga | 7-9 pm | $35

DESCRIPTION + REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

August 27–October 8, 2018 (Monday Nights - no mtg on 9/3) – LILITH: 6-week Women's Astrological Series

LILITH Series description coming soon! Stay tuned.

August 30–October 4, 2018 (Thursday Nights) – URANUS: 6-week Women's Astrological Series

URANUS: To Thine Own Self Be True

REGISTRATION IS NOT YET OPEN FOR THIS SERIES. SOON!

Thursdays, August 30–October 4, 2018
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.

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.
October 16–19, 2018 (Tues-Fri) – FOR LOVE OF THIS EARTH: Women's Retreat in Big Sur, CA

FOR LOVE OF THIS EARTH: Women’s Retreat in Big Sur, California

This retreat is now FULL. Please email Jessa to be on the waiting list or to receive information about future retreats.

November 5–December 10, 2018 (Monday Nights) – 6-week Women's Astrological Series

Series topic to be announced!

Mondays, Nov 5–Dec 10, 2018
in Uptown Minneapolis
 
7pm–9/9:30pm (end time between 9-9:30pm)

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.
November 1–December 13, 2018 (Thursday Nights - no mtg on 11/22) – 6-week Women's Astrological Series

Series topic to be announced!

Thursdays, Nov 1–Dec 13, 2018
in Uptown Minneapolis
 
7pm–9/9:30pm (end time between 9-9:30pm)

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.
March 2–9, 2019 – SACRED WOMEN'S RETREAT IN BALI

Sacred Women’s Retreat in Ubud, Bali

March 2–9, 2019

The 2019 retreat is now FULL. Please email Jessa to be on the waiting list or to receive information about future retreats.

You can find the full description of this retreat here.