10-11am The Centrality of Mercury to the Hermetic World-view
Rather than mere “personal” planet, Mercury was originally revered as the creator/inventor of Astrology! Renaissance era alchemical literature is littered with arcane figures with Mercury in a central place. Closer examination reveals both classical astrological and literal astronomical correlates, including the six-pointed Star of David which Mercury traces in the sky each year.
11:15-12:15 Mercury’s Role in your chart -your personal mental chemistry:
This workshop will take us past simply delineating sign and house by giving an outline of the entire Mercury cycle. Were you born while he was Morning Star, or Evening Star? How does this combine with your Moon speed to create a particular information processing style? How can you make allowances for your own and your clients styles?
1:40-3:10 Mercury Retrograde & The Emerald Tablet:
Here I reveal not one but two previously undiscovered secrets of Mercury’s cycle which correspond with the ancient mystical document the Tabula Smaragdina or Emerald Tablet, also called The Secret of Hermes and attributed to the legendary Hermes Trismegistus. Contrary to popular belief, the Emerald Tablet does not say “As above, so below.” Come, find out how this applies to Mercury’s visual cycle and how this then shows us what you can do to harness this Rx energy for personal transformation!
3:30-5:00pm The Mercury Elemental Year
Learn to see the underlying patterns behind Mercury’s three retrogrades each year and to harness their transformative power. Mercury spends more time in one element each year than all the other three combined! This means that each of us was born with an unconscious preference for communicating via one element more than others. These areas in our chart are deeply susceptible to the power of symbol making -places where our ideas, images, and words matter most. Learn how to harness these opportunities, integrate your opposite element and transform your life via the “square of opposites.”
Gary P. Caton embraces an organic process-oriented approach to spiritual exploration, growth and transformation via the living Sky. After immersion in Shamanism & Tarot, Gary was initiated an Astrologer by a magnificent Dream. Gary holds a Counseling degree and has developed a unique multi-discipline Astrology practice over 22 years. Gary’s website: www.DreamAstrologer.com