Access the Transformational Intelligence Hidden in the Sun, Moon & 7 Planets...
Fulfill Your Destiny & Help Evolve Our World at This “Time of Dire Beauty”
Is it time for you to set aside fear and self-doubt (lovingly thanking them for their service) so you can fulfill your highest calling?
And are you aware that you can align with the magic and mystery of the Universe (the parents of serendipitous synchronicity!) at this crucial moment in our world?
“Operators are standing by to guide us,” according to Caroline Casey, Visionary Activist Astrologer and the author of Making the Gods Work for You.
And the keys to a new, cultural narrative, creating loving, livable civilizations for humans, critters and plants — past, present and future — can be found in the language of astrology.
Astrology’s Purpose Is Threefold...
Astrology describes the characteristics of a person, event or time. It teaches us how to dance with the qi (life force) of the universe — and it tells us that we only truly possess the power of an insight when we can give it expression.
- Saturn guides us to be authors of our own lives and demarcates the boundary between the visible and the invisible
- The Jupiter part of us is the Universal Investigator whose task is to approach all aspects of life with reverent curiosity, allowing everything to tell its story
- Venus guides us to our attractions, primary clues as to how we can make a unique contribution to the world
- And in Mercury, we discover our capacity to invoke the power of language and become Messenger-Magicians...
These, and the other planets in our breathtakingly beautiful solar system, hold the secrets to activating in yourself and in the world, qualities, nourishment and skills such as the:
- Redemptive power of beauty
- Evolutionary magic of storytelling
- Creative energy at the intersection of structure and unpredictability... and the visible and invisible
- Much-needed alchemy of wordplay
- Disciplined wildness
- And other soulful, life-affirming qualities
With so much hanging in the balance in our world, the Reality Police may try to convince you hobnobbing with the Gods and their planetary manifestations is sheer silliness (if not downright irresponsible!).
Don’t be deterred by the status quo!
The language of astrology is actually one of our best (and most ancient) maps for divining creative (and playful!) solutions, rituals and actions on our own and the world’s behalf.
Rich in myth, symbol and metaphor — astrology reveals the meaning hidden in the inner and outer planets, offers cooling wisdom and “sane reverence” for what Caroline Casey calls our “too-hot world.”
For intelligent guidance and so YOU can sow the seeds of your gifts in service to your soul’s evolution and our precious world, let us turn to our trusty solar system...
The planet’s unique qualities resonate with aspects within YOU and frankly, they’re waiting for you to awaken them so you and all may fulfill our “beautiful dangerous assignments during this time of dire beauty.”
The forces within us and outside us, represented by the planets, do not understand any spoken language. They understand ritual. We are ritual beings... We offer our gifts to Creation, thereby consciously participating in the evolutionary dance.
— Caroline W. Casey
What You’ll Discover in These 7 Modules
7 sessions in Communion With 7 Planets & Your Fellow Changemakers From Earth
In each session, we will invite the outer Planets: Uranus, Neptune and Pluto to cahoot with our 7 Planetary thematic hosts; as well as honoring the 14 lucky lottery winner enrollees, who would like their charts presented to the class; two per class to delineate and breathe life into, via Planetary Intelligence.
We’ll also be teasing each Planetary Intelligence into pragmatic pertinence in our personal lives, as well as understanding how we can see it in the world, in its shadow form, as well as how to honor and spiral forth well-wishing blessing to a world in which uninitiated Mars is playing Conflagration Poker... cooling out all hot conflict via Sane Reverence.
All told, we’ll commune among ourselves and the Sun, Moon and 7 planets, and their signs and houses, aspects and transits.
The Inner Planets
Council 1: Saturn
The Power of Definition (Recorded September 12)
Saturn, known by the Greeks as Chronos (or Time), is the farthest planet from the Sun easily visible to the naked eye. Saturn thus demarcates the boundary between the visible and the invisible. Ringmaster and Ringleader, Saturn’s province includes time, boundaries, laws of limitation and definition, form, structure and authority.
- Work with your Saturn qualities and the wisdom in the Saturnian phrase, “He who hesitates gets bossed”
- Inhale your “author”-ity back from the world
- Honor Saturn through introspection — solitude is the cure for loneliness
- Literalize metaphors to animate solutions for life and to bring your gifts into the world
- Re-examine what’s possible with the guidance of the essential Saturn navigational resource, the “Gurdjieffian Level System”
- Play with form, structure, “author”-ity, focus, boundaries, discipline and responsibility (your capacity to respond appropriately to time’s demands)
Council 2: Jupiter
The World Belongs to the Storytellers (Recorded September 19)
Jupiter forms a miniature solar system, with itself at the center of 16 moons. By analogy, Jupiter governs all systems — laws, codes, philosophy, computers and storytelling — as primary ways we make meaning out of life.
To make meaning, we must first cast out our net and gather information. The Jupiter part of us is the Universal Investigator whose task is to approach all aspects of life with reverent curiosity, allowing everything to tell its story.
In this Council, you’ll discover how:
- Jupiter guides you to make meaning out of information
- To approach life with passionate curiosity, “the intelligence of desirous quest”
- Jupiter represents enthusiasm; the original Greek entheos means, “the god within”
- Feeding your enthusiasm makes the gods within you dance
- To participate in the generous circulation of life’s abundance
- The power of honoring, questing, learning, teaching, traveling and feasting
Council 3: Mars
The Power of Fierce Compassion (Recorded September 26)
Mars is the god of desire: eros, feistiness, aggression, heat and action. We draw upon Mars for courage, dynamism, passion and kinship with life.
Conscious kinship is made manifest through active participation in heroic endeavor. Mars reminds us that spiritual life is not some passive, safe, wimpy tour; it’s a bold, active, heroic and completely engaged adventure!
As with all the planets, we must fully possess our Mars, or else others will kidnap Mars’ desire and harness it to the lumbering oxen of war and violence.
This third Council will be dedicated to:
- Honoring desire; desires are our instructional blueprints of the possible
- Eschewing suppression of desire — resulting in anger, violence, heartless sex, war
- Working with desire and understanding the interrelatedness of all things
- Dancing with Mars and entering the realm of fire, where qualities of bravado, boldness, courage and forthrightness are forged
- Encouraging the return of all-needed positive yang, Mars allies King Arthur and High John the Conqueror
Council 4: Venus
The Redemptive Power of Beauty (Recorded October 3)
Venus is the invisible force of attraction, love, kinship, art and relationship. Venus doesn’t have hobbies, she has passions. Our attractions are our primary clues as to how we can make a unique contribution to the world.
Venus makes love to the world and is willing to return the embrace of life, viewing life itself as a loving ally.
In Council 4 you’ll:
- Find what you love, and explore the manner in which you love
- Discover the passion for which you are an ambassador in the court of the human world
- Remember the opposite of aesthetic is anesthetic; there is no solution to anything unless Venus is involved (beauty and love are present)
- Honor Venus by making things beautiful and creating art
- Develop your manner of relating... to everything!
Council 5: Mercury
The Magician (Recorded October 10)
Mercury is the god of mind, intellect, thought, voice and language. Our magical capacity to manifest through language, both thought and uttered, is so central that we often take it for granted and spend time and energy seeking more power.
Instead, we simply need to learn to use the power with which we are already endowed, and which is constantly replenished as it flows through us in acts of attention.
You’ll discover how to:
- Invoke the power of language, developing the Messenger-Magician
- Find your voice, communication... how you think and express
- Honoring Mercury by connecting with the Mercurial element of air — taking an air bath, walking in windy places, breathing deeply and lightening up
- Avoid superficiality, glibness, hyperactivity
- Know when to introvert your Mercury so the inner Mercury-messenger can connect you to the means necessary for the plan’s realization
- Remember to be in love with words and witty repartee
Council 6: The Moon
The Power of Memory to Create the Future (Recorded October 17)
The Moon stabilizes the Earth’s orbital tilt, creating the rhythm of the seasons and thus allowing for conditions that nurture life. The Moon also governs our inner tides of feelings and moods. She reminds us that extroversion and introversion — animation and retreat — are both necessary for a complete emotional life.
As the Moon waxes from new to full, we ride the tide out to initiate new projects. As the Moon wanes from full to the next new phase, we surf back to shore. During this time we sift, distill and complete projects inaugurated on the outgoing tide.
In Council 6, you’ll:
- Discover how moods are messengers from our tradition to ourselves and “spirit mail”
- Express your moods and glean crucial pieces of information from them
- Develop your capacity to feel what’s needed, and respond appropriately
- No longer suppress your mood, attempting to carry on “normally”
- Nourish and cultivate your projects
Council 7: The Sun
The Confluence of Allies (Recorded October 24)
The Sun is the central heartbeat, the energetic, animating force of all life. As the Sun passes through each sign of the zodiac, it brings that image-force alive, as well as the presiding god of that sign and season.
The planets all reflect the light of the Sun, so at each important solar celebration, the Sun shines most strongly through the presiding planetary force of that time. By joining in these celebrations, we have an opportunity to participate in remaking ourselves and recreating the world. The Sun speaks to each aspect of our personality, awakening its loving and magical potency.
In this last Council, you’ll:
- Discover your essence, radiance, expressiveness, magnanimity and confidence
- Develop your fruitfulness, creativity and central self
- Regenerate your personality, identified with the source
- Honor the Sun with ritual or simple watching the sunrise and sunset
- The Sun’s motto, “Create Theater or Live Melodrama” — reminding us playfully (or ritually) to express ourselves, create theater, and get in the game
The Outer Planets
The Outer Planets will also be covered within the modules and they will be partnered with each of their planetary hosts sequentially.
Pluto: The Power of Shapeshifting
We draw Pluto’s glyph as the circle of spirit being cooked in the crucible or transformed in the grail. Pluto works in three phases. Phase one is disruption of the outer world, which catalyzes descent into the Underworld. Phase two is not-knowing. Phase three is the surge of authenticity that occurs as the soul rededicates itself to its remembered mission. The more we cooperate with the process, the faster we move through the sequence.
- Honor Pluto by releasing control and feeling comfortable with not knowing
- Learn from the ancient myths of initiatory Underworld descent to provide reassuring roadmaps to the future
- Discover how Pluto embodies death, rebirth, transformation and the alchemy of desire
- Explore our relationship to all things unseen — death, sex, spirits, ancestors
- Restore to sacredness that which has become taboo
Neptune: The Dreams That Stuff Is Made Of
Neptune presides over the oceanic realm of dreams, imagination, vision and myth, inspiring us in the poetry, art and music that bring conscious kinship alive in our community. Neptune is the part of us that sleeps, dreams, creates myths, then makes music and art to bring those myths alive. A culture or individual without a guiding mythology of kinship and the art to make it manifest is like a boat with no rudder being tossed upon Neptune’s waves.
- Explore art forms that inspire yearning and remind us of the reality of our mystical kinship with all beings
- Get “hooked” on Neptune’s trident — what happens to a culture, family or individual when there is no guiding, living vision — and getting unhooked
- Avoid the shadow of un-honored Neptune (addiction, romantic melancholy, passivity, disappointment)
- Honor Neptune with vast spaces, reverie, staring out the window, being at the ocean, ecstatic self-loss
- Discover key qualities of Neptune: dreams, visions, imagination, transcendental beauty and the ocean
Uranus: Becoming the Sacred Clown
Uranus is the god of uniqueness, intuition, innovation, ingenuity, rebellion and rascalry. We all have a maverick within. Intuition connects us to the larger dance of creation and, through the agency of synchronicity, keeps us all in touch with each other. Through the intervention of meaningful Uranian coincidence, we are the words with which the universe talks to itself.
- Awaken Nature’s raw, experimental drive with ourselves — Uranus is the lightning that strikes the circle of habit and turns it into a spiral
- Encourage our intuition, the accurate sense of potential inherent in a person or situation
- Find freedom through the loss of the non-essential (of course, Uranus often has a different idea from ours of what’s essential)
- Avoid angst without outcome, erratic rebellion and procrastination — Uranus’ shadow when not honored
- Develop our “disciplined wildness”
The Visionary Activist Astrology Bonus Collection
In addition to Caroline’s transformational 7-module course, you’ll receive these powerful training sessions with leading visionaries and teachers. These bonus sessions complement what you’ll learn in the course and take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.
Trickster & Shaman in Dialogue
Audio Dialogue With Caroline Casey and don Oscar Miro-Quesada
Take a courageously comedic plunge through the Rabbit Hole and receive a beneficently humbling shamanic dose of oxymoronic ontology, perspicacious paradox and anomalous affirmation guaranteed to reverse your unreality. Journey with Caroline W. Casey and don Oscar Miro-Quesada as they track the magic of language back to its primordial liberating spark, before snookered, bamboozled, hoodwinked, conditioned and colonized, to offer ourselves as agents of Nature’s eloquence. We live in a conversational world. (“Con” means with, and "verse” means “turn.”) We are all in one giant spiraling conversation. Everything is speaking to us, by its shape, color, song, rhythm. May our rogue species cultivate reverent curiosity, whereby to rejoin the conversing, already underway. We trust the provocatively polyamorous shapeshifting semiotic bliss emergent from this metalinguistic skull session with Caroline and don Oscar shall serve to avert (further) “dis-aster” (“against the stars”) — so let’s gather to “con-sider” (“with the stars”).
Making the Gods Work for You
Audiobook From Caroline Casey
With wit and scholarship, Caroline reveals the mythical and magical dimensions of 10 planetary forces — along with meditations and exercises for connecting with the larger forces of the universe. Here is a visionary view of the hidden connections between the heavens overhead and the “miniature cosmos” within you. Accompanying drums and voice by Jaqui MacMillan and Amikaeyla Gaston.
True Wonder Women: Crossing Borders to the Middle East
Audio Collection From The Visionary Activist Radio Show Archives
True Wonder Women features a Carolingian handpicked selection of audio interviews with Myth*FairyTale*Murder Mystery author Kate Raphael, Zoë Ferraris (author of detective mysteries set in Saudi Arabia), G. Willow Wilson (whose novel Alif the Unseen is combo Arab Spring meets Arabian Nights), and two interviews with Syria: Remember Me author, Deborah Felmeth.
What Graduates of Caroline Casey’s Courses Are Saying...
I feel more positive, hopeful, and inspired in facing whatever comes next for me. I also am exuberantly empowered to share the joy and jauntiness with others. Looking forward to continued cahooting with other liberated tricksters!
— Christy, Bonita, California
This course has changed many of my views, attitudes and thoughts about how I choose to deal with the imbalances, upheavals, turmoils that plague these times we live in. It has lightened up my life like a refreshing fragrance penetrating deep into my heart. Caroline is the best, creating unique ways of looking at situations that are not always uplifting. She uses words that awaken our funny bone, our hearts, intellect, she lightens everything up. Her courses are such delicious rich food for thought!
— KatRama Brooks, Kauai, Hawaii
Change is afoot around the globe both on a micro and macro level... Caroline’s perspective makes important connections embracing the personal and drawing lines in sharp relief to those larger relationships — deeply valuable and appreciated.
— Naomi Woodspring, Bristol, United Kingdom
In this time of political chaos, I was feeling bereft and took the course to feel part of a sane and dedicated community. Caroline guided us to go beyond polarity and use thought, word and action to spiral forward with brio and ingenuity. Her vast wealth of stories show us other pathways and encourages us to learn from our fellows in the animal kingdom. This course reaffirmed for me that I’m on the right path as a creative healing person and that there are many of us awakening to use our power wisely. Thanks to Caroline and Shift!
— Carol, San Francisco, California
This course gave me amazing tools to deal with the politics of now. I can work behind the scenes to seed my desires into the collective — and I also now understand how to deal with opposing points of view in terms of aikido moves. This course affected my entire way of viewing myself and life. The tools I gained are so valuable! If you feel at odds with the politics of the day, this course will give you great insight that can be practically applied. Awesome course!
— Lyndal Bronwyn, Richmond, California
I love the way this course gives tools to deal with negative issues, like politics, by being light and playful instead of opposing. With so much negativity around, this course is an absolute must for people who feel powerless in the face of of the giant. Caroline plays with words and their origins with a deftness that defies gravity. I’ve wanted someone to talk astrology in this way forever, now I’ve found her!
— Franki, Cornwall, Britain
Caroline has a whimsical spirit and expresses her joy in taking unconventional approaches when facing challenging times. I have learned much about the use of language and curiosity to fuel change and I look forward to practicing and honing these tools!
— Benoit, Manitoba, Canada
This online course with Caroline Casey was the most relevant and directly applicable info I have ever received from any podcast or online event. The content is... beyond technique or informational, and goes right to the heart of transformation on both a personal and global level. The world, the collective WE, really needs this kind of magic now!
This course has not only brought me great fun and moments of laugh out loud, it has helped me understand and be able to weave together my own knowledge and wisdom in a fuller way. Caroline is a wonderful teacher and she has generously and creatively shared ways of empowering ourselves in the face of world situations which may appear intractable and overwhelming.
— Betsy Gibson, Hertfordshire, England
Caroline Casey guides us to the bigger, mythical perspective of now. This helps me to not get stuck in the dramas but rise above to really know that this too will change. And I learned from Caroline that by a mindful choosing of words and thoughts, I can help create the better world we want to call into being.
— Karin Schmidt, Switzerland
Here’s What You’ll Receive
Seven Recorded 90-minute Class Sessions With Caroline Casey
Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored and learn with visionary activist astrologer, writer, speaker and trickster Caroline Casey — from the comfort of your own home. Each session guides you to learn the specific skills and abilities to step fully into your calling.
Seven PDF Transcripts of Class Sessions
In addition to the high-quality videos and MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format. You can then review, print and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.
Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson
After each lesson, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practice new tools and answer questions to accelerate your learning and integrate each lesson.
The Visionary Activist Astrology Bonus Collection
- Trickster & Shaman in Dialogue
Audio Dialogue With Caroline Casey and don Oscar Miro-Quesada
- Making the Gods Work for You
Audiobook From Caroline Casey
- True Wonder Women: Crossing Borders to the Middle East
Audio Collection From The Visionary Activist Radio Show Archives
An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join the Visionary Activist Astrology Virtual Training
We feel honored that Caroline Casey has chosen to partner with The Shift Network on this exclusive online training. As you may know, this is a rare opportunity to learn directly from a contemporary spiritual teacher whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves — and our world.
Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on workshop costs (plus travel, accommodations and meals — which would cost thousands of dollars), you’ll be able to benefit from Caroline’s incredible teachings and exercises from the comfort of your home — at your own pace!
If you’re serious about transforming your relationship to the world in new and powerful ways to help yourself, community and the planet through this “Time of Dire Beauty,” then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training.
If you’re ready to take the next step in evolving yourself, click the register button below to reserve your space now.
More Praise for Caroline Casey...
You are so cool.
— Marianne Williamson, spiritual teacher
I recently did a radio interview on KPFA out of San Francisco with a woman named Caroline Casey which was pretty much the most fun interview I’ve ever done — a sort of astral-cosmic freewheeling romp through big ideas. It was definitely the only interview I’ve ever done where I was writing down what SHE was saying as we spoke.
— Elizabeth Gilbert, Author
Over the course of my life, I have been to many astrologers, psychics, palm readers and tarot card readers. Many of them, though impressive, were questionable. When I started seeing Caroline Casey, I really hit the jackpot... Her readings are on a level beyond anything I have ever experienced. She mixes in philosophy, religion, history, literature, mythology and symbolism, along with her specific interpretation of my chart in our sessions. She speaks my language. Readings with her are riveting and fun as well as informative. They’re not crystal ball gazing. She interprets meaningfully, given the position of the planets at the time and day.
— Sally Quinn, Author of the forthcoming book Finding Magic: A Spiritual Memoir
Kinship with all creation is Caroline Casey’s forte. I have learned so much from her about being in cahoots with the world. I love her for that. She reminds me to bring back my sense of humor even in "times of dire beauty.”
— Nadiya Nottingham, New York City/Dublin, Ireland
I highly recommend this course for its irreverent, wisdom filled, fun, insightful take on events, life, pundits even. And for the empowering support in approaching life, change, difficult situations... It’s a lovely course and I enjoyed every minute of it.
— Betsy Gibson, United Kingdom
Caroline Casey’s artful use of language to convey great wisdom, both her own and that of the ages/stars, is uniquely liberating, inspiring and useful at this time of dire beauty to find one’s way to true authenticity and living one’s full potential for the benefit of all.
— Barbara, Bethesda, Maryland
This course was fun but more importantly it taught me new ways of looking, thinking and acting in the world which are deeply powerful.
— Sarah, Wales, United Kingdom
The most benefit [I received] from this course is the realization of the immense possibilities I have within myself, by using my imagination, consciously... I would recommend this course to others for how they could discover their own infinite, wonderful, powerful abilities.
— Mieke Haegeman Landegem, Nevele, Belgium
A new teacher for me, Caroline Casey gave me insights, and some tools to have a better approach and attitude towards the chaos and challenging times. Also a way to bring beauty and play to the table. A wise, wonderful teacher whose teachings and wordplay will not be forgotten easily.
— Nancy W., Toronto, Canada
Caroline Casey is heart open, witty, awake and can see from many perspectives in a way that gives you new options interfacing with life. Her backpack of tools is wonderful and I will be using them with a smile on my face for a long time to come. I look forward to more classes with her. She is a beautiful, unique soul.
— Gaylyn Kaufman, Madison Heights, Michigan
About Caroline Casey
Caroline Casey is known for her unique art of astro* mythological* political* guiding* meta-storytelling — which is presented in myriad multimedia venues.
For more than 22 years, she has been the weaver of context for The Visionary Activist Show, (on KPFA and KPFK, Pacifica Network). Her show is dedicated to anything we need to know to have a democracy: Critique and Solution, using the astrological frame story that encourages us all to contribute to a Renaissance of reverent Ingenuity.
Caroline began studying astrology as a late teen. She was the kid who got to hang out at a salon presided over by Dr. Andrew Weil, comprised of way cool intellectual political mystics, reading anything the Whole Earth Catalogue recommended including Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell, with whom she studied Grail legend and Animal Myths in later years.
Caroline is dedicated to astrology as one of the great meta-languages of antiquity, uniting everything of consequence: Personal and collective change, ritual magic, and esoteric philosophy. She studied at the Astrological Lodge on Baker Street in London, traveling through India, returning to Brown University. She has studied everything useful to astrology: The Grail Legend, Comparative Religion, Sufism, Voudoun, Oriental Theatre, Middle Eastern Dance, Film, Writing — all contributing to a degree in Semiotics, how creation is symbolic.
She’s a rousing and frequent keynote speaker at political, environmental, spiritual, psychological and astrological conferences, as well as an MC at global music and activism festivals — including MC-ing the spoken word stage at the Symbiosis Eclipse Festival in Oregon.
Caroline continues her studies of magic, mythology, literature and social activism all over the world. You can learn more about her at CoyoteNetworkNews.com.
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