Welcome to the MGSW Lunar Circle!
A month-long intensive workshop teaching you how to see yourself, other people, and the planet through the lens of astrology and archetypal psychology.
Enrollment now open for the October Lunar Circle!
Enrollment closes Monday, September 27th
What’s a Lunar Circle?
The Lunar Circle is a container within a container; A circle within a circle. For the length of one lunar cycle, we will create a space to experience the moon’s phases, together. We will track the moon as she moves through her cycle, and reflect on the ways she interacts with our natal charts, learning about astrology and ourselves along the way. Becoming familiar with planets, signs and houses requires a multi-disciplinary approach, and I will be incorporating several different techniques and practices to help you lean into these archetypes in an intuitive, embodied way. From nature to poetry to music and beyond, these archetypes present themselves in all things. Our job is to learn their language and listen for their whispers.
Why am I offering this?
It’s impossible for me to quantify the value astrology has brought into my life. It was my entry point into spirituality as a whole and continues to provide me with endless depth and meaning. Some of the lessons I’ve learned from astrology have been beautiful, and others have been difficult, but all have worked to ground me into myself, remind me of what matters and help guide me on the path I am walking in this lifetime. My wish for this Lunar Circle is to share what I’ve learned with you, in an intimate setting that allows for curiosity, nuance and vulnerability. Even after studying astrology for many years, I still find that tracking the lunar cycle through my chart is one of the most potent ways to learn about what these Gods, Goddesses and mythological stories are trying to illuminate. Although this course is only a month long, the tools you learn can be carried indefinitely into the future, helping you to learn about and from these archetypes in new ways.
What’s my approach & training?
What most fascinates me about astrology is the idea that we are not separate from mythology, but living, breathing and active participants. We reflect the cosmos and the cosmos reflects us, and we write these stories together. Astrology helps us to remember what role we play individually, but also collectively, in the overall ecology of the planet. As humans, our ability to tell stories is not just our gift, but also our responsibility. We are telling stories whether we are aware of it or not. To me, astrology is a practice of learning how to tell stories intentionally — stories that restore reciprocity and help to heal the planet from the inside out.
I graduated from an astrology apprenticeship with Adam Sommer in 2018. I have also taken courses taught by Mark Jones and Jason Holley and embarked on multiple forms of self study for the past four years. My personal approach to astrology integrates aspects of evolutionary astrology, archetypal psychology, mythology & psychodrama. I reject the version of astrology that seeks to predict the future and over-simplifies what I consider to be a very complex and ever-evolving practice. This course will be the opposite of sun-sign horoscope, “pop” astrology.
Logistics, aka all the Virgo Stuff:
This course will integrate lectures in addition to in-depth, group discussions. We will meet as a full group via Zoom 6 times for lectures, and another 5 times in smaller groups for sharing, questions & discussion to follow each lecture. These smaller group discussions will be moderated by former Lunar Circle graduates.
No previous astrology knowledge is required.
Beginners are encouraged to join!
Class 1: Introduction, Monday October 4th, 10:00am – 1:00pm MT
Everyone will have an opportunity to introduce themselves, and I will outline more of what we will be covering in the course. We’ll learn about lunar returns, phases of the moon, how each is significant and I’ll show you how to find out what phase of the moon you were born under. We’ll talk about the chart for the new moon in Libra and how to relate it to everyone’s natal charts. We will also discuss the flow of energy present in lunar cycles and how we can build ritual and awareness around each of the moon’s phases. The information in this first class will give you all the tools you need to prepare for and understand the upcoming lunar cycle + set intentions for the month ahead.
Class 2: New Moon Circle, Wednesday October 6th, 10:00am – 11:30am MT
I will answer any questions that came up in the group discussions, and then give a lecture about the stories and archetypes associated with Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius, plus the four chart angles (Ascendant, Descendant, MC & IC).
Class 3: First Quarter Moon Circle, Tuesday October 12th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm MT
I will answer any questions that came up in the group discussions, and then give a lecture about the stories and archetypes associated with Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces, plus Chiron.
Class 4: Full Moon Circle, Tuesday October 19th, 10:00am – 11:30am MT
I will answer any questions that came up in the group discussions, and then give a lecture about the stories and archetypes associated with Aries, Taurus and Gemini.
Class 5: Third Quarter Moon Circle, Tuesday October 26th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm MT
I will answer any questions that came up in the group discussions, and then give a lecture about the stories and archetypes associated with Cancer, Leo & Virgo, plus the Lunar Nodes.
Class 6: Balsamic Moon Closing Circle, Wednesday November 3rd, 10:00am – 11:30am MT
In this class, I will provide some closing remarks and share guidance for leaning into the the many personal and collective cycles that lie ahead. We will also share insights on the chart for our class.
All of the classes will be recorded and posted right away for those who cannot make the classes live. Dates & times for the smaller group discussions are listed at the bottom of the enrollment form, and there are four different groups with different meeting times to choose from. If you cannot make some or all of the lectures live, that’s okay. It’s more important that you are able to participate in the smaller group discussions.
In addition to the 6 classes above and 5 smaller group discussions (20 hours total), each participant will receive:
- A customized Moon Calendar for your specific rising sign & current location.
- PDFs of your natal chart + transits.
- Lifetime access to the recordings of every class + PDFs of each presentation.
- Access to a private group What’sApp chat for you to communicate with each other throughout the course + ask me questions.
- Access to 12 Spotify playlists for each sign, curated by you and fellow Lunar Circle participants.
Requirements to sign up:
- Enthusiasm & a willingness to participate (even if it scares you).
- You will need to know your birth information (date, location + time).
- Prior to the first class, please watch my Astrology 101 workshop (Link will be provided upon signing up if you are not an existing Patron).
- A hard or digital copy of The Inner Sky by Steven Forrest.
Testimonials from previous students…
Lunar Circle Pricing:
Active MGSW Patrons: $597
Non-MGSW Patrons: $647
Sign up now as space is limited! Payment plans available upon request.
Registration closes Monday, September 27th, at midnight MT.
*Previously discounted pricing still available for anyone who signed up for the waitlist prior to enrollment.
Personal questions? Need more info before pulling the trigger? Want to enroll, but need a payment plan? Send me a message on Instagram @anya.kaats or email anyakaats (at) gmail.com and I will be happy to answer anything you need clarification on!