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.
Enrolling now for the March Lunar Circle
Class begins March 12, 2021 to coincide with the Pisces New Moon
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 be taught seminar/workshop style. We will meet via Zoom six times over the course of one lunar cycle. Everyone will be encouraged to participate and share their experiences with the group. If you’re outgoing and love to sit at the front of the class, this course is definitely for you. If you’re more shy and tend to sit in the back, this course is for you too! I recommend using this experience as way to practice trust, vulnerability and openness. I hate the phrase “safe space,” but there’s no doubt the container we create together will be just that.
No previous astrology knowledge is required.
Beginners are encouraged to join!
Friday, March 12, 10:00am – 1:00pm MT: Introduction
Everyone will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and their intentions, and I will outline more of what we will be covering in the course. We’ll learn about lunar returns, phases of the moon and 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 February 11th’s new moon in Aquarius 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.
Sunday, March 14, 10:00am – 12:00pm MT: New Moon Circle
Each of us will share what we think this new moon might be illuminating for us, based on both our intuition and the information present in our charts. I will answer any remaining questions & share a bit about what signs and archetypes we will be focused on between this class and the next, as the moon moves through our charts.
Sunday, March 21, 10:00am – 12:00pm MT: First Quarter Moon Circle
We will reflect on the previous week and share some of what we’ve learned with the rest of group. Everyone will have an opportunity to share reflections, discoveries and ask questions. I will share about what signs and archetypes we will be focused on between this class and the next.
Sunday, March 28, 10:00am – 12:00pm MT: Full Moon Circle
We will reflect on the previous week and what we learned with the rest of group. We will reflect on our initial intentions and observations from the New Moon Circle and discuss how we feel that journey is or is not unfolding. Everyone will have an opportunity to share reflections, discoveries and ask questions. I will share about what signs and archetypes we will be focused on between this class and the next.
Saturday, April 3, 10:00am – 12:00pm MT: Third Quarter Moon Circle
We will reflect on the previous week and share what we’ve learned with the rest of group. Everyone will have an opportunity to share reflections, discoveries and ask questions. We will share about what signs and archetypes we will be focused on between this class and the next.
Saturday, April 10, 10:00am – 12:00pm MT: Balsamic Moon Closing Circle 10
We will reflect on not just the previous week, but also the entire lunar cycle, sharing what we learned and observed. I will provide some closing remarks and share guidance for leaning into the the many personal and collective cycles that lie ahead.
All of the classes will be recorded and posted for those who cannot make the classes live. However, if you are unable to attend at least four of the six classes, I don’t recommend signing up. Much of the value of this course will be in the live group interactions.
In addition to the classes above, 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.
Cost, due in full at registration:
$447 for active MGSW Patrons
$497 for non-MGSW Patrons