- 1 Visionary Activist Astrology by Caroline Casey
- 1.1 What You’ll Discover in These 7 Modules
- 1.1.1 Council 1: Saturn The Power of Definition
- 1.1.2 Council 2: Jupiter The World Belongs to the Storytellers
- 1.1.3 Council 3: Mars The Power of Fierce Compassion
- 1.1.4 Council 4: Venus The Redemptive Power of Beauty
- 1.1.5 Council 5: Mercury The Magician
- 1.1.6 Council 6: The Moon The Power of Memory to Create the Future
- 1.1.7 Council 7: The Sun The Confluence of Allies
- 1.1.8 Pluto: The Power of Shapeshifting
- 1.1.9 Neptune: The Dreams That Stuff Is Made Of
- 1.1.10 Uranus: Becoming the Sacred Clown
- 1.1.11 About Author
Visionary Activist Astrology by Caroline Casey
Visionary Activist Astrology by Caroline Casey
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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”
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Caroline Casey is an award-winning social entrepreneur, Ashoka Fellow and Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. Since taking the life-changing decision at 28 to leave her career in management consulting, Caroline has committted to creating inclusion for all.
In 2000, she rode 1,000 kilometers across India on an elephant to raise funds for Sight Savers. Then, as founding CEO of Kanchi, in Dublin, she developed a set of best practices for businesses, to help them see “disabled” workers as an asset, as opposed to a liability. Hundreds of companies have adopted these standards, changing their policies and attitudes. In 2004, Casey started the Ability Awards, sponsored by 02, to recognize Irish businesses for their inclusion of people with disabilities, as employees, suppliers, customers and members of the community. The initiative received great international praise and, in 2010, a parallel program was launched in Spain, backed by Telefónica.
In 2015 Casey founded business inclusion company Binc which, in August 2017, launched #valuable – a worldwide ‘call to action’ for business to recognise the value and potential of the 1 billion people living with a disability and position disability equally on the global business agenda. To start the conversation and build momentum, Casey, who is registered blind, embarked on a 1,000km horse adventure through Colombia, ending with a keynote address at ‘One Young World Summit 2017’ in Bogota, Colombia.
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