Wayward Planets, Beautiful Experiences: Restoring and Restory-ing the Troublemakers in Your Sky
Saidiya Hartman shows us how people designated marginal and problematic by official archives were frequently forerunners of transformation. We are going to engage our ‘problem planets’: those fallen and debilitated, squared and opposed, maltreated and intercepted, idle and misfortunate. Beyond the story doctrine tells, what do the planets themselves say?
In this workshop we will offer them habitat and expression through myth, image, movement, and astrodrama. We will begin with a short talk on creatively reframing planets in difficult situations, through a patient and methodical re-grounding of traditional and modern technique into the soil of imagination from which it grew. We will then move into direct experiential work with the planets.
Bring charts and troubled ones, especially those where stories seem stuck. Also curiosity, imagination, readiness to move and be moved. Depart with fresh stories of wayward planets; and fresh methods to connect with them in consultation.
Jason Holley has been a practicing astrologer for over 30 years and a practicing psychotherapist (LPCC) for 15 years. Jason grew up in astrology, through mothers and grandmothers stretching back to his great-great-grandmother, who was a tea leaf reader in the hills of West Virginia where he was born.
Jason’s work as an astrologer is archetypal and relational: emphasizing the power of stories and images tended in the sky to reweave our connectedness to all the beings with whom we share our world, and as well as to revitalize and redream the relationships between the many creatures of our internal ecosystems. Jason works with astrological symbolism, mythology and storytelling, depth psychology, astrodrama, art-making, and other experiential methods. He has spoken at most national and international astrological conferences, and led retreats and workshops in North and South America, Europe, and Australia. He has been a faculty member of Southwestern College, and experiential consciousness-oriented counseling and art therapy graduate school, for 15 years, and is also faculty for Astrology University and the Center for Psychological Astrology – Mercury Internet School (CPA-MISPA) online.
Saturday, February 17, 2024
Registration: 10:00 am
Part 1: 10:30 am. Please plan on arriving or signing in before 10:15 am.
Lunch: 12:30 – 2:00 pm.
Part 2: 2:00 until 5:00 pm
** times are approximate
Our in-person events take place at Nova Southeastern University DiSantis Business Bldg, in Davie FL
Registration: Pay first online.
NOTE: We are limited to 30 participants in-person. Please secure your spot ASAP.
After successful registration, you will receive a receipt.
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To enable a more fluid start to the event, please register beforehand.
To purchase a parking pass for $5/day, visit the NSU parking page for instructions to enter your information into the Parking Portal.
There are also pay stations available and an option to use the PayByPhone app if you prefer to pay the hourly rate on-site ($1/hr).
In-Person Lunch Option
For in-person attendees, we offer an option for catered lunch in the room for $15. This will enable us to sit together and enjoy conversation while also being available to start on time for the online participants.
If you will be attending in person and would like to add a lunch, please also add this to your cart before checking out.
If you would like to participate in lunch, but have an allergy we should be aware of, please let us know. The catering company would be happy to work with us to make sure the event is a success for everyone.
NOTE: Lunch orders must be finalized on Tuesday, February 13. Please help us meet your needs by registering by Monday, February 12 if you wish to order the catered lunch.
If you are registering later than that, and you see that lunch is still available, please go ahead and order it. We order extra lunch and may have some available. We’ll confirm availability after the order is received.
In-Person Coffee Option
For in-person attendees, we will be ordering coffee to be delivered with lunch. If you do not want to order lunch, but do want to order coffee, we offer an option for coffee in the room for $3. If you are interested, please also add this to your cart before checking out.