Synastry Course

Synastry Course

The training is destined for those who wish to perfect their astrological skills and learn new techniques useful in chart interpretation. The training programme is both theoretical and practical and is devoted to synastry (mainly to partnership analysis and relationship analysis). Based on a creative syllabus, it is conducted in the form of a workshop with the main emphasis put on practising chart interpretation.

Subject matter of the course:

* the basic principles of synastry
* the meaning of the components of an individual natal chart (planets, zodiac signs, the houses and planetary aspects) in synastry
* a natal chart interpretation with emphasis on individual potentials and needs regarding establishing interpersonal relations and developing relationships and emotional bonds
* a composite chart and its significance in synastry; illustrated with examples
* synastry charts interpretation – group work and teacher-directed discussions
* astrological prognosis (transits, progressions) in synastry with examples
* synastry used to compare individual charts with event charts; introduction into electional astrology

The course comprises 15 hours and is conducted at weekends. The size of the group is about 8 to 12 people. There are individual certificates issued at the end of the course.

Bookings:
artur@astrologia.pl
tel. +48 609 733 762

List of past synastry courses:

WROCŁAW, 7-8 June 2008
RADOM, 13 July 2003*

* a one-day special workshop

See also: Chart Interpretation Course

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On astrology

On astrology

CARL GUSTAW JUNG (psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist)

In a letter to Professor Sigmund Freud of 12 June 1911:
“I dare say that we shall one day discover in astrology a good deal of knowledge that has been intuitively projected into the heavens. For instance, it appears that the signs of the zodiac are character pictures, in other words libido symbols which depict the typical qualities of the libido at a given moment.”

In a letter to Doctor L. Oswald of 8 December 1928:
“Astrology is not mere superstition but contains some psychological facts (like theosophy) which are of considerable importance. Astrology has actually nothing to do with the stars but is the 5000-year-old psychology of antiquity and the Middle Ages.”

In a letter to B. V. Raman of 6 September 1947:
“Since you want to know my opinion about astrology I can tell you that I’ve been interested in this particular activity of the human mind for more than 30 years. As I am a psychologist, I am chiefly interested in the particular light the horoscope sheds on certain complications in the character. In cases of difficult psychological diagnosis I usually get a horoscope in order to have a further point of view from an entirely different angle. I must say that I very often found that the astrological data elucidated certain points which I otherwise would have been unable to understand. From such experiences I formed the opinion that astrology is of particular interest to the psychologist, since it contains a sort of psychological experience which we call ‘projected’ – this means that we find the psychological facts as it were in the constellations. This originally gave rise to the idea that these factors derive from the stars, whereas they are merely in a relation of synchronicity with them. I admit that this is a very curious fact which throws a peculiar light on the structure of the human mind.”

In an interview with Andre Barbault of 26 May 1954:
“There have been many striking analogies between the astrological constellation and the psychological event or the horoscope and the characterological disposition. For example, there is even a possibility of predicting somewhat the psychic effect of a transit.”

In a letter to Upton Sinclair of 25 February 1955:
“Astrology is also one of those “accidental phenomena”, which the idol of mediocrity has abolished from everyday life. This is the idol everyone bows to, but which in essence is only an abstraction…”

WOJCIECH EICHELBERGER (psychologist, therapist)
(in: „Horoskop”; „Krótko mówiąc”, wyd. Santorski and Co, str. 55-59.)

“Astrology is a serious matter. And a professional horoscope is an individualized effort requiring vast knowledge, intuition and hard responsible work, which takes even the most proficient astrologer and a master of its domain several days. The rest, by which I mean horoscopes found in popular magazines, is tea leaf reading and mere fun at best.”

“A professional horoscope is one which describes precisely and clearly the principles of our individual game with fate; it informs us about our assets and also points to the lessons we have to learn. It tells us what potentials need to be developed so that we will profit best from the hand fate dealt us. “

“I was persuaded to accept astrology when I was faced with empirical proof. My arrogant rationalism had to bow down in humble defeat.”

“Having spoken to many astrologers and with the benefit of my own experience as well as the experience of the lives of others, I became convinced that the cosmic determinism is not absolute. Even the most difficult horoscope presents a certain way out, a path of development. On the other hand, even the best line-up could be wasted.”

JERZY PROKOPIUK (a Gnostic heretic)
(Astrophysical gnosis paradigm: on the cosmic dimension of the human being – preface to Homo Zodiacus by Leszek Weres, published by Cirpo International in 1991)

“…Astrology is without a doubt one of the oldest and most complex systems of knowledge. This system is more internally, and, above all, empirically coherent and logically viable than most of its critics and the ‘experts’, who talk at length about what they imagine to be the characteristics of zodiac signs, would dare to assume. We can cite premises and even present empirical proof that both its critics and self-professed authorities have only a very vague notion of what astrology really is. They usually remain unaware of the fact that the zodiac is but a small part of astrology and that it has a much deeper significance than one can assume from reading most of the publications available on the market.”

“Regarding astrology solely as fortune-telling, exemplified by the horoscopes found in daily papers and magazines, is a simple misunderstanding. Based on a simplified and vulgar version of the zodiac, those horoscopes are rightly the most frequent target of criticism. This criticism undermines those “horoscopes” but it cannot undermine astrology, which eschews and denies any sort of kinship with this figment of journalists’ imagination.”

“It is not the stars that determine our fate; neither do they decide about our actions. Their presence makes us realize that, as children of the universe, we are ruled by the laws of nature and by cosmic laws. Astrology is thus a study of how the Earth relates to its cosmic environment;  it employs the language of psychological mathematics, which is based on astronomical calculations.”

PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA (a spiritual teacher, an Indian yogi)
(in: Autobiography of a Yogi)
“All parts of creation are linked together and interchange their influences. The balanced rhythm of the universe is rooted in reciprocity,” my guru continued. “Man, in his human aspect, has to combat two sets of forces – first, the tumults within his being, caused by the admixture of earth, water, fire, air, and ethereal elements; second, the outer disintegrating powers of nature. So long as man struggles with his mortality, he is affected by the myriad mutations of heaven and earth.”
“Astrology is the study of man’s response to planetary stimuli. The stars have no conscious benevolence or animosity; they merely send forth positive and negative radiations. Of themselves, these do not help or harm humanity, but offer a lawful channel for the outward operation of cause-effect equilibriums which each man has set into motion in the past.”
“A child is born on that day and at that hour when the celestial rays are in mathematical harmony with his individual karma. His horoscope is a challenging portrait, revealing his unalterable past and its probable future results. But the natal chart can be rightly interpreted only by men of intuitive wisdom: these are few.”
“The message boldly blazoned across the heavens at the moment of birth is not meant to emphasize fate – the result of past good and evil – but to arouse man’s will to escape from his universal thralldom. What he has done, he can undo. None other than himself was the instigator of the causes of whatever effects are now prevalent in his life. He can overcome any limitation, because he created it by his own actions in the first place, and because he has spiritual resources which are not subject to planetary pressure.”

OSHO (a spiritual teacher)
(in: Hidden Mysteries)

“The deepest realization of astrology is that your past must be unlocked, because if you become aware of your entire past then you will be aware of your entire future; your future will emerge out of your past.

Astrology says a more scientific thing. It says that everything is available within the seed. Astrology says that if we study the seed, if we can discover the language of the seed and if we can decode this language — if we can ask the seed: “What is your intention?” — then we will be able to draw up the complete blueprint of a human being too. Scientists have already begun to draw up such blueprints for plants.

Astrology investigates many things. It lends a cooperative hand to whatever is inevitable. It does not unnecessarily struggle against whatever is to be. It does not demand or reach out towards whatever is not to be.”

G. I. GURDJIEFF, a spiritual teacher, exponent of the Fourth Way
(in: P. D. Ouspensky, In Search of the Miraculous, part 7)

“As we left the park G. stopped talking and was going a few steps ahead of us. We five walked behind him talking together. In going round a tree G. dropped the stick— ebony with a Caucasian silver handle —he was carrying and one of us bent down, picked it up, and gave it to him. G. walked on for a few steps, then turned to us and said:
“That was astrology. Do you understand? You all saw me drop the stick. Why did
one of you pick it up? Let each of you speak for himself.” One said he had not seen G. drop the stick as he was looking another way. The second said he had noticed that G. had not dropped the stick accidentally as happens when a stick gets caught in something, but that he had intentionally loosened his hand and let the stick fall. This had excited his curiosity and he had waited to see what would happen next. The third said he saw G. drop the stick, but was very absorbed in thinking of astrology, particularly trying to remember what G. said once before, and did not pay sufficient attention to the stick. The fourth saw the stick fall and thought of picking it up, but at that moment the other picked up the stick and gave it to G. The fifth said he saw the stick fall and then he saw himself picking it up and giving it to G. G. smiled as he listened to us.
“This is astrology,” he said. “In the same situation one man sees and does one thing, another—another thing, a third—a third thing, and so on. And each one acted according to his type.”

As you can see, there are many approaches to and understandings of astrology. One thing is certain, though: “horoscopes” found in popular magazines, on the Internet, received via e-mail or text, computer printouts generated by astrological programs have nothing to do with professional astrology.
If the previous quotes have struck your interest, why don’t you enrol on an astrology course? Why not join a group of practitioners of genuine astrology?

Astrocartography, relocation, locational space

Astrocartography, Relocation, Locational Space

Astrocartography map: selecting the best place for you to live and develop your potentials

Relocational chart: changing the place of residence, moving house – how a relocation will influence your personality and its potentials

Locational space: arranging space in accordance with your birth chart as a way to realize your potentials and cultivate your talents

Before the meeting I require the following information:
Name, date of birth, exact time of birth (if it is unknown or debatable please contact me), place of birth, current place of residence; in some cases I also ask for a current photograph.

Bookings and arranging appointments:
tel. +48 609 733 762
or e-mail: artur@astrologia.pl

I provide invoices for my services.

See also: Astrology for Companies

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Astrology Mini Dictionary

Astrology Mini Dictionary

Here is a list of the basic concepts with their definitions, which are currently used by astrologers.

Application – a diminishing distance between planets; an aspect which will become more exact in the future (e.g. in progressions)

Arabian parts – points on the ecliptic calculated by referring to the position of two planets or of the Ascendant and Midheaven. They are rarely used nowadays because their working has not been corroborated.

Ascendant (Asc.) – the cusp of the first house of the chart; the point of intersection of the ecliptic and the horizon in the eastern part of the sky. A sign degree ascending on the Eastern horizon at the moment of birth. It is marked with a red arrow on the chart. The opposite sign degree is the Descendant (Dsc.)

Aspect – angle between two planets (or a planet and an axis or another point) in the chart. The most significant aspects are the conjunction (0°), the semi-sextile (30°), the sextile (60°), the square (90°), the trine (120°), the inconjunct (150°) and the opposition (180°). The aspects are divided into harmonious, flowing ones (60°, 120°) and inharmonious, challenging ones ((90°, 150°); the conjunction (0°) and the opposition (180°) are harmonious or inharmonious depending on the nature of the involved planets; the semi-sextile is ‘neutral’ and it has a differentiating quality.

Aspect figure – three or more aspects which form a particular pattern in the chart. The planets involved in the pattern have a modifying effect on one another. The most significant aspect figures are: stellium – at least 5 planets in a conjunction (4 in the case of luminaries); Grand Trine – in which three planets are situated at angles of 120 degrees; Small Trine – at least 3 planets, two of which are in trine to each other and they both form sextiles to a third planet; Kite – at least 4 planets: Grand Trine, in which two planets form a sextile with the fourth planet; Yod (Finger of God) – at least 3 planets where one planet is linked by two quincunxes to two planets which in turn are linked by a sextile; Mystic Rectangle – at least 4 planets forming two trines and two sextiles; Grand Cross – at least 3 planets forming four squares and two oppositions; T-square – at least 3 planets forming one opposition and two squares; an aspect figure may also involve the Ascendant or Medium Coeli instead of a planet, but such a figure is usually weaker.

Aspect pattern – a shape formed by several aspects in a chart. The most important aspect patterns are: splash shape – the planets fairly evenly spread around the horoscope; splay – the planets evenly spread around the horoscope with one cluster of minimum four planets (three if there is a luminary involved); locomotive – all the planets contained within 240 degrees; bowl –  all the planets located in one hemisphere of the horoscope; bundle – planets grouped together within the space of 120 degrees; bucket – the bowl with minimum one of the planets in the opposite hemisphere to all the others, in the opposition to the midpoint of the other planets; see-saw – the planets forming two groups on opposite sides of the chart, the groups no less than sixty degrees apart; tripod – planets in three clusters, situated at least 60 degrees apart, the model tripod being the Grand Trine.

Astrological archetypes – the basic building blocks of the psyche; each Zodiac sign represents one of the prototypes, which constitute our reality. An individual (microcosm) and the surrounding world (macrocosm) are expressions of all archetypes.

Astrological program – a computer program which makes astrological calculations, chart drawings; in Poland the most popular programs are Urania, Mandala, Astrolog, Capella.

Astrology – a system of knowledge which studies the influence of planetary cycles on the life on the Earth. It is the oldest and the most precise of all the known typologies of personality. Within the discipline, which is a cross between art and science, exist different branches with different methodology, subject matter and different levels of astrological expertise. See also: subdivision of astrology and Humanistic Astrology.

Chart ruler – the planet that rules the Ascendant in the natal chart.

Cosmobiology – a scientific term describing a discipline which deals with the influence of cosmic energies on life on the Earth.

Cosmoecology – a discipline which studies the relations of the cosmos and the outcomes of human life on the earth. The most advanced subdivision of cosmoecology is cosmoecology of culture which studies the incidence of astrological archetypes in artistic creations, mainly in film, literature, painting and music.

Cosmogram – synonym for horoscope. However, since the word horoscope is so abused by the media, the word cosmogram is increasingly popular among professional astrologers. A cosmogram in its basic meaning is a chart, from which an astrologer obtains the information. It is a sky map which symbolically depicts a given time and space.

Decan – threefold division of each sign of the zodiac into 10 degree segments (there are 36 decans); the first decan of any sign has the characteristics of the first sign of a given element (e.g. the first decan of Aries has Arian qualities, the second – Leonine, the third – Sagittarian).

Descendant (Dsc.) – the cusp of the 7th house; see also: Ascendant (Asc.).

Dominant – the most prominent zodiac sign in the chart, whose dominance is built by a number of planets in this sign, also by the planets in the corresponding house; other important factors are the significant position of the ruler of the dominant sign, and the important aspects it receives, which are significant in chart interpretation. Usually there are a number of dominants in a chart, which also change with time.

Directions (progressions) – an astrological technique which focuses on symbolical (rather than actual) movement of the Sun around the zodiac.

Dvadasamsa – 1/12 division of each Zodiac sign (2°30′); within each Zodiac sign the first dvadasamsa has the characteristics of this particular sign, the second dvadasamsa – of the following sign, and so forth (e.g. within the sign of Pisces the first dvadasamsa is Piscean, the second – Arian, the third – Taurean, etc.). There are 144 dvadasamsas on the Zodiac wheel.

Dynamic zodiac – an advanced technique of astrological interpretation, which allows for describing each zodiac sign via its relations to other signs on the zodiac wheel (e.g. for the sign Leo: Leo is Taurus for Cancer, which is Pisces for Leo and at the same time Leo is Pisces for Virgo, which in turn is Taurus for Leo). This technique is useful in interpreting –> Mandalas of the zodiac (dynamic mandalas of the zodiac).

Ecliptic – the path travelled by the Sun on its apparent path around the Earth.

Elements – four basic building blocks of the universe: Fire, Earth, Air and Water; in astrology it is assumed that a person, as a part of the universe, has got inside all the four elements, which express themselves with differing force and ways in his existence (both in its physical and mental aspect); the twelve signs of the zodiac are divided into four elements: Fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius), Earth (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn), Air (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) and Water (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces).

Ephemeris – a table with daily positions of the celestial objects; older ephemerides often showed the positions at noon; modern ephemerides show the midnight positions of the planets

Equinox – the point of intersection of the ecliptic and the celestial equator; the spring equinox corresponds to 0 degree Aries and the autumnal equinox corresponds to 0 degree Libra.

Horoscope – the graphical portrayal of the natal chart, i.e. the graphical portrayal of the planetary positions at a given time as viewed from the location at which it occurs. To cast a horoscope the exact time (date and hour) and place of an event are required; in a broader sense, the term horoscope also implies the interpretation of the natal chart.

House cusp – the point defining the beginning of a house, which is its most active part; however, as there are numerous house systems, it is very hard to specify the house cusps of succedent and cadent houses, while the house cusps of angular houses, i.e. Asc, IC, Dsc and MC are clearly marked.

Houses – twelve segments of unequal size into which the horoscope is divided; the division into houses is connected to the Earth’s rotation; in order to obtain the accurate houses the exact time of birth or the beginning of an event must be known; there is an analogous relationship between the houses and the signs of the zodiac (1st house – Aries, 2nd house – Taurus, etc); the first, fourth, seventh and tenth houses are termed angular houses, the second, fifth, eighth and eleventh are termed succedent houses, and the third, sixth, ninth and twelfth are termed cadent houses; there are numerous house systems used by astrologers today, the most popular being those of Placidus, Koch, Porfiry and Regiomontanus; the houses symbolize spheres of individual experience.

Ingress – a planet’s entry into a new sign of the zodiac.

Imum Coeli (IC) – the cusp of the fourth house. See also Medium Coeli (MC).

Luminary – the Sun or the Moon

Mandalas of the zodiac – a technique which makes it possible to explain every concept or process, which may be classified as belonging to one of the twelve →archetypes of the zodiac. The basis for interpretation of a given mandala of the zodiac is the zodiac circle with a given archetype (a zodiac sign) as the rising sign, with the other sign in appropriate, subsequent houses. The technique employs two points of reference: the houses and the signs of the zodiac. The most acclaimed mandala of the zodiac is Mandala of Authority (Capricorn), discussed in detail by Professor Leszek Weres in a monthly magazine Nieznany Świat (nr 4/97 – 9/97). See also: Dynamic Zodiac

Medium Coeli (MC, Midheaven) – the cusp of the tenth house of the chart; the highest point of intersection between the meridian and the ecliptic; the polar opposite of the Imum Coeli (IC).

Midpoint – a point on the ecliptic situated between two planets or two other horoscope factors; as a rule the midpoint situated directly between the factors is considered, and not a far midpoint situated 180 degrees opposite.

Minor aspects – the angles between planets whose significance has not been confirmed (the quintile, the biquintile, the semi-square, the sesquiquadrate, etc).

Node – point of intersection between the planet’s orbital path and the ecliptic; in astrology mainly lunar nodes are considered.

Orb – the margin of deviation allowed for an aspect to remain valid; natal astrology tends to use orbs up to 10°, depending on the nature of the aspect and the planets involved; a five-degree-orb is usually used in synastry and 2°30′ in transits and progressions.

Planet – in astrology a planet is a celestial body which appears on a chart drawing; the Sun and the Moon are thus counted as planets, and so are the asteroids and the lunar nodes in vedic astrology. Each planet represents one of the archetypes – a sign of the Zodiac and a sector of the chart.

Polarity – the division of the Zodiac into positive (masculine, active, jang) signs, namely Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius, and negative (feminine, passive, jin) signs, i.e. Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces; the fire and air signs are active, and the earth and water signs are passive. The polarity of the Zodiac epitomizes the basic polarity of the Universe.

Progressions – see: Directions

Quadrant – the division of the signs of the zodiac or the houses into four sectors; each quadrant encompasses three houses (quadrant 1 – houses 1-3; quadrant 2 – houses 4-6; quadrant 3 – houses 7-9; quadrant 4 – houses 10-12).

Qualities – the division of the zodiac into cardinal (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn), fixed (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius), and mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces).

Reception – a link between two planets which are in each other’s domicile, i.e. in the sign ruled by the other planet (e.g. Mars in Gemini and Mercury in Aries).

Retrograde motion – an apparent backward motion of a planet through the zodiac.

Ruler (of a sign or a planet) – a planet assigned to and expressing the nature of a given sign and house (e.g. Mars as a ruler of Aries and the first house); when a planet is situated in its “own” sign, it is thought to express its inherent qualities in their purest, most archetypal form.

Separating aspect – an aspect which, although still in orb, has passed the point at which it was exact; this aspect will go out of orb in progressions.

Significator – a planet which stands for a particular element of chart interpretation, e.g. traditionally the Moon is the significator of mother, and the Sun and Saturn of father.

Stationary phase – the transitory phase when the planet moves from direct motion to retrograde motion and vice versa.

Sub-dvadasamsa – 1/12 division of each dvadasamsa, corresponding to the 12 signs of the zodiac.

Systematization of astrology:
1.    Natal astrology
2.    Comparative astrology (synastry and composite)
3.    Predictive astrology: transits and progressions
4.    Electional astrology (determining the best time to begin a specific activity)
5.    Horary astrology
6.    Mundane astrology (political)
7.    Medical astrology
8.    Astrocartography
9.    Astrological feng-shui
10.    Astrometerology

Transit – a moment when an actual moving planet forms an aspect to a horoscope factor in the natal chart.

Zodiac – the band of the sky along the ecliptic; it is sometimes thought to encompass the whole celestial sphere; it is divided into twelve signs. Astrology works with the tropical zodiac, which begins at the spring equinox (0 degrees Aries); the signs of the zodiac are not identical to the constellations of the same names (in the sidereal zodiac, not used in astrology, the signs of the zodiac are identical with the star constellations).

Zodiac sign – a segment of the Zodiac equal to 30 degrees. Signs are determined from the point where the Sun crosses the celestial equator at zero degrees Aries around March 21st of each year.

Artur Święch
The Sun in Aquarius, 2008

Business astrology

Business Astrology

I offer a complex analysis of establishing and running a business, which includes:
– elements of coaching: finding the right direction and ways of development (the profile of commercial activity harmonizing with the owner’s individual potentials)
– logo design
– assistance with company promotion and enhancing its image
– assistance with choosing the location of company’s main office (in order to maximize its potentials)
– assistance with hiring
– selecting the best moment for establishing the company (or for an investment)

The appointment for the consultation is best arranged by phone. Full confidentiality is guaranteed.

See also the offer for companies in the section Astrology Training Courses: Introductory Seminar

Bookings and arranging appointments: tel. +48 609 733 762
or e-mail: artur@astrologia.pl

I provide invoices for my services.

See also: Individual Horoscope Interpretation

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Astrology workshops

Astrology workshops

Astrology workshops are destined for those who have completed Astrology Course for Beginners and/or School of Humanistic Astrology and Cosmoecology of Culture as well as for those who wish to perfect their practical skills.

List of past astrology workshops:

WARSAW, 13 December 2009: Jupiter and Saturn –opportunities of personal development vs. limitations and stagnation in the chart – examples of archetypes drawn from myth, film, literature and music; Jupiter and Saturn in the natal chart, in transits and progressions, their aspects; current affairs – astrological analysis
WARSAW, 4 October 2010: the Mandala of Sextiles – opportunities hidden in the Zodiac; Venus – beauty and harmony in life: natal position, transits, progressions, aspects to planets, etc – analysis of sample charts; practice in chart interpretation – case study; current affairs – astrological analysis
WROCLAW, 6 June 2009: Mars in signs as an indicator of a preferred action style, action/reaction and the image presented to the world; planetary aspects to Ascendant/Descendant axis; oppositions as opportunities for development – introduction to the theory; practice in chart interpretation – analyzing a chart of a famous person; current affairs – astrological analysis
WARSAW, 31 May 2009:  planetary aspects to chart axes (Ascendant/Descendant, Medium Coeli/Imum Coeli); USA natal chart and its interpretation – rectification of the chart, the most important historical events; an attempt at rectifying an event chart – New York Stock Exchange as a barometer of social change; current affairs – astrological analysis
WARSAW, 19 April 2009: Mars in signs as an indicator of a preferred action style, action/reaction and the image presented to the world; the theory of oppositions seen as opportunities for development and other observations from astrological practice; introduction into interpretation of natal charts of countries – natal charts of the USA and Poland, past, present and future; practice in chart interpretation – analyzing a chart of a famous person; current affairs – astrological analysis
WARSAW,  22 February 2009: the Decalogue of Chart Interpretation; zodiac archetypes in films – examples; Mercury in signs (and dvadasamsas) – different ways of communicating; the Mandala of Virgo (Health/Work); interpretation of a famous person’s chart; current affairs – astrological analysis
WROCLAW, 7 February 2009: current affairs – astrological analysis; the Decalogue of Chart Interpretation; Neptunian and Saturnine elements in the chart – examples; the Mandala of Aquarius (Freedom/Revolution); what are archetypal films; watching an archetypal film and the discussion of archetypal motives present in it.
KIELCE, 13 January 2009: interpretation of a famous person’s chart; composite Ascendant signs; current affairs – astrological analysis
WARSAW, 7 December 2009: interpretation of a famous person’s chart; the Mandala of Leo (Consciousness/Leadership); the Sun in synastry: how to share its power; Pluto in Capricorn: its role in individual charts and in global transformations; current affairs – astrological analysis
WROCLAW, 6 December 2008: interpretation of a famous person’s chart; the Mandala of Leo (Consciousness/Leadership); the Sun in synastry: how to share its power; Pluto in Capricorn: its role in individual charts and in global transformations; Pluto influences in the next twenty years; Mars energy in the chart (cont.): transits through the houses, progressions; current affairs – astrological analysis
KIELCE, 18 November 2008: Mars in transits and progressions; current affairs – commentary based on the analysis of event charts
WARSAW, 12 October 2008: Mars in the chart: position, function, aspects, transits to planets and through the houses, progressions; Ascendant in composite charts; election in the USA: astrological analysis; current affairs: astrological analysis

WROCŁAW, 11 October 2008: Mars in the chart: position, function, aspects, transits to planets; Mandala of Partnership (Libra): conscious partnerships and love relationships; Dr Jonas cycle: calculation and application; election in the USA: astrological analysis; current affairs: astrological analysis

KIELCE, 7 October 2008: synastry astrology: case study, exercise in interpretation; election in the USA: astrological analysis; current affairs: astrological analysis and interpretation of event charts

WARSAW, 22 June 2008: Dr Jonas Cycle: calculation and application; electional astrology: basic tenets and application with reference to sample charts; Mandala of Information and Communication (Gemini); practice in horoscope interpretation; current affairs: astrological analysis and interpretation of event charts

WROCŁAW, 21 June 2008: electional astrology: basic tenets and application with reference to sample charts; Ascendant in composite charts; dvadasamsas: how they work in the natal chart and in prognosis (progressions); practice in chart interpretation; current affairs: astrological analysis and interpretation of event charts

KIELCE, 17 June 2008: Dr Jonas Cycle: calculation and application; practice in chart interpretation; current affairs: astrological analysis and interpretation of event charts

KIELCE, 20 May 2008: introduction into electional astrology; practice in chart interpretation; current affairs: astrological analysis and interpretation of event charts

WARSAW, 13 April 2008: progressed moon cycle, which carries information about changes in needs, habits, intentions and moods in the course of a lifetime ; progressed Moon in houses; Mandala of Taurus (Possession and Value System); practice in chart interpretation; current affairs: astrological analysis and interpretation of event charts

WROCŁAW, 12 April 2008: personal calling in the horoscope: Medium Coeli, Saturn, the sixth house and other factors influencing the choice of one’s life path: analysis based on charts of famous people; transiting Jupiter: through the houses, the 12-year growth cycle; current affairs: astrological analysis and interpretation of event charts

KIELCE, 25 March 2008:  planetary configurations: minimalizing difficulties, solving crises and maximalizing potentials through the use of transits, progressions and synastry charts; current affairs: astrological analysis and interpretation of event charts

WARSAW, 2 March 2008: Pluto ingress into Capricorn; Pluto cycle: prognosis on the basis of historical events; Mandala of Family (Cancer); planets on Imum Coeli; Kosovo: event charts; current affairs: astrological analysis

KIELCE, 5 February 2008: interconnection between dvadasamsas and zodiac signs: discussion with examples; horoscope dominants; current affairs: astrological analysis

WARSAW, 2 December 2007: natal and progressed dvadasamsas of the Sun – examples; the Mandala of Scorpio (Wealth) – cont.; astrology and religion; current affairs: astrological analysis

KIELCE, 20 November 2007: practitioner’s horoscope analysis; Zeitgeist: discussion of astrological references in the film; current affairs: astrological analysis

WROCŁAW, 21 October 2007: the houses of the horoscope: the zodiac path – how the warrior becomes the mystic; Ascendant as your showcase: rising zodiac signs; Saturn transits through the houses; dvadasamsas: sample interpretations – the whole zodiac in each sign; practice in chart interpretation

WARSAW, 14 October 2007: Neptune transits through the houses – cont.; Pluto transits through the houses; the Mandala of Scorpio (wealth) – part 1; the election of 21 October 2007 – astrological analysis; current affairs: astrological analysis

KIELCE, 2 October 2007: report from 50th Anniversary School of Humanistic Astrology and Cosmoecology of Culture; value system in the horoscope; the role of Mercury in communication and the exchange of information; current affairs: astrological analysis

LUBLIN, 22 June 2007: Neptune transits – cont.; birth chart of a famous person – exercise in interpretation; current affairs: astrological analysis

WARSAW, 3 June 2007:  transits of generational planets through the houses; chart rectification: case study; birth chart of a famous person – exercise in interpretation; current affairs: astrological analysis

KIELCE, 29 May 2007: Neptune transits through the houses; the year 2012 – analysis, cont.; astrological analysis and interpretation of current event charts

LUBLIN, 25 May 2007: Uranus transits, cont.; the year 2012 – facts and myths; birth chart of a famous person – exercise in interpretation; astrological analysis and interpretation of current event charts

KIELCE, 15 May 2007: transits of Uranus through the houses; the year 2012: facts and myths (part 1); current affairs: astrological commentary

WARSAW, 15 April 2007: the year 2012: facts and myths (part 2); transits of generational planets through the houses; practice in chart interpretation; current affairs: astrological analysis

KIELCE, 27 March 2007: Mars in a natal chart, progressions and transits; current affairs: astrological commentary

WARSAW, 11 March 2007: Mandala of Authority (Capricorn); the year 2012: facts and myths –complex astrological analysis; practice in chart interpretation; current affairs: astrological commentary

LUBLIN, 2 March 2007: Mandala of Virgo (Health, Work); practice in chart interpretation; current affairs: astrological commentary

KIELCE, 6 February 2007: planets on the Descendant; Mandala of Virgo (Health, Work); current affairs: astrological commentary

WARSAW, 28 January 2007; signs on the Descendant; planets on the Descendant; freedom in the chart (Aquarius, Uranus, the 11th house); Mandala of Aquarius (Freedom, Revolution); can a literary character have a birth chart? – the influence of the collective unconscious on the author; current affairs: astrological commentary

LUBLIN, 26 January 2007: zodiac signs on the Descendant; planets on the Descendant; practice in chart interpretation; current affairs: astrological commentary

KIELCE, 16 January 2007: Mandala of Taurus (Possession); practice in chart interpretation; current affairs: astrological commentary

LUBLIN, 15 December 2006: Pisces, Neptune, the 12th house; planets on the Ascendant; current affairs

WARSAW, 3 December 2006: signs on the Ascendant; planets on the Ascendant; applying and separating aspects; Mandala of Sagittarius (Development); current affairs in Poland and in the world

KIELCE, 22 November 2006: Pisces, Neptune, the 12 house; practice in chart interpretation; current affairs: astrological commentary

LUBLIN, 27 October 2006: Aquarius, Uranus, the 11th house; transits of Saturn through the houses, cont.; Eris – goddess of chaos; current affairs: astrological commentary

KIELCE, 5 October 2006: the energy of Aquarius, Uranus and the 11th house; current affairs: astrological commentary

WARSAW, 1 October 2006: Mandala of Eden; practice in chart interpretation; Pluto transits; a cultural horoscope: the Czech Republic; on Eris; current affairs: astrological commentary

KIELCE, 9 August 2006: an evening of archetypal films

LUBLIN, 30 June 2006: Mandala of Gemini (Information); practice in natal chart interpretation; relocation: how to realize your birth potential more fully; natal charts of countries – examples;  current affairs in Poland and in the world: astrological commentary

KIELCE, 13 June 2006: Mandala of Leo; practice in natal chart interpretation; current affairs in Poland and in the world: astrological commentary

WARSAW, 5 June 2006: the Moon in synastry charts – cont.; love in the chart: Mandala of Love (Pisces); practice in natal chart interpretation; current affairs in Poland and in the world: cosmoecological perspective

KIELCE, 30 May 2006: Mandala of Information and Communication (Gemini); practice in chart interpretation; current affairs

LUBLIN, 26 May 2006: practice in chart interpretation; transits of Saturn through the houses; the Moon in signs; current affairs

KIELCE, 20 April 2006: report from the 46th School of Humanistic Astrology and Cosmoecology of Culture; current affairs

KIELCE, 9 March 2006: Mandala of Eden; the Moon in signs; current affairs in Poland and in the world

WARSAW, 5 March 2006: Imum Coeli in Zodiac signs – the unconscious, roots of personality, family; the Moon in natal, synastry and composite charts; practice in chart interpretation; current affairs in Poland and in the world

KIELCE, 7 February 2006: Mandala of Self-Development (Sagittarius) – part 2; practice in chart interpretation; current affairs in Poland and in the world: cosmoecological perspective – cycles and developmental trends of events

WARSAW, 15 January 2006: in search of one’s calling: Medium Coeli in Zodiac signs, their ruling planets and the searching path (12 examples with interpretation); dynamic Zodiac mandalas and their application in the analysis of specific problems in a natal chart; Mandala of Partnership (Libra); current affairs in Poland and in the world: cosmoecological perspective – cycles and developmental trends of events

KIELCE, 13 January 2006: an evening of archetypal films

KIELCE, 28 December 2005: a composite chart: position of the Moon in houses of composite charts; practice in chart interpretation; current affairs in Poland and in the world: cosmoecological perspective – cycles and developmental trends of events

KIELCE, 24 November 2005: report from the 45th School of Humanistic Astrology and Cosmoecology of Culture; current affairs in Poland and in the world: cosmoecological perspective – cycles and developmental trends of events

WARSAW, 20 November 2005 (highlights): practice in chart interpretation: synastry and composite charts – case studies; Jupiter in houses: a 12-year development cycle; current affairs in Poland and in the world: cosmoecological perspective – cycles and developmental trends of events

KIELCE, 24 October 2005 (highlights): Mandala of Self-development (Sagittarius) – part 1; Jupiter in houses: a 12-year development cycle; practice in chart interpretation; current affairs in Poland and in the world: cosmoecological perspective – cycles and developmental trends of events

See also: Special workshops

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Astrologer – Job Description

Astrologer – Job Description

In accordance with the Ministry of Labour’s classification of jobs and specializations
Name:

Astrologer

Code:
514901

Synthesis:
– studies the influences of the planets of the solar systems and of fixed stars on Earth’s environment;
– defines and analyzes both physical and mental spheres of the phenomena caused by the influence of specific stellar and planetary alignments with the purpose of obtaining information concerning mostly human beings – their health, psyche and fate, as well as the data useful in other spheres of life, such as meteorology or growing plants.

Professional Tasks:
– preparation of birth chart, which is a psychological and mental portrait of a person guiding him/her to self-knowledge, defining his/her scope of potentials and directions to be taken in life;
– casting prognosis relating to selected matters, problems, aptitudes and events relating to an individual or a collective, a given moment, year or century;

– counselling relating to specific spheres, such as health, choice of a partner in love and marriage or in business, a propitious moment for making a transaction, making use of one’s aptitudes and job opportunities.

Additional professional tasks:
– offering guidance on individual personal development;

– conducting research and statistical calculations with the use of twenty-first century tools, new technology and scientific terminology.

Astrologer’s job description comes from the International Standard Classification of Occupations ISCO-88.

Special workshops

Special workshops

List of past special workshops:

11-15 November, 2009, JEZIORY MAŁE: Mandala of The Lord of the Rings, 4th edition
Instructors: Monika Kalarus, Artur Święch
– Mandala of The Lord of the Rings: the protagonists of the novel (races, nations, characters) presented as astrological archetypes – their qualities, motives and mutual relations analyzed on the basis of the film and the book
– the journey through Middle Earth as the journey into the depths of psyche
– psychological portraits and the individuation process of chief protagonists of The LOTR
– what The Lord of the Rings teaches us
– the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien, the writer’s biography based on the analysis of his natal chart

7-12 July 2009, Toruń: Archetypes of the Zodiac: a workshop devoted to films and astrological interpretation; conducted by Artur Święch
–    non-verbal ways of learning astrology
–    film, literature and art as inspiration for astrology
–    daily practice in chart interpretation
–    twelve zodiac archetypes forming a path to the knowledge of self and others
–    personality typology based on the twelve archetypes – zodiac signs
–    evenings of archetypal films
–    the role played by an actor vs. his natal chart – examples
–    Torun by night – fascinating conversations over a glass of beer (not only about astrology)
–    a visit to Torun’s Planetarium
8-11 July, 2008, Silna Nowa: Mandala of The Lord of the Rings, 3rd edition
Instructors: Monika Kalarus, Artur Święch
– Mandala of The Lord of the Rings: the protagonists of the novel (races, nations, characters) presented as astrological archetypes – their qualities, motives and mutual relations analyzed on the basis of the film and the book
– the journey through Middle Earth as the journey into the depths of psyche
– psychological portraits and the individuation process of chief protagonists of The LOTR
– what The Lord of the Rings teaches us
– the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien, the writer’s biography based on the analysis of his natal chart
25-31 August, 2008, Gąski: Astrodance – Astrology in Therapy and Art.
Instructors: Mateusz Wiszniewski, Artur Święch
– Qigong Healing Dao – Chinese breathing and movement exercises
– dance, drawing, sound therapy
– drawing mandalas, the theatre of dance: workshops inspired by planetary archetypes, houses and signs of the zodiac
– introduction into astrology: basic elements of a natal chart
– zodiac archetypes in art and culture
– psychology of C.G. Jung
– the therapeutic application of astrology
– life path: from the warrior to the mystic
– gong and bowl baths (sound healing)
– evenings of archetypal films
– relaxation massages

12-18 July 2008, Silna Nowa: Archetypes, Elements, Chakras and Breathing
Instructors: Grzegorz Pawłowski, Artur Święch

28 December 2007 – 2 January 2008, Wąsowo: New Year’s Eve with Astrology and Psychology of C.G. Jung
Instructors: Monika Kalarus and Artur Święch
– complete astrology course
– astrological archetypes in myths
– psychology of C.G. Jung: the collective unconscious, archetypes, the principle of individuation
– evenings of archetypal films
– New Year’s Eve party by the fireplace
– morning and evening meditation sessions

14-21 July 2007, Wąsowo: The Elements – Zodiac – Archetypes and Firewalk
Instructors: Grzegorz Piotr Pawłowski and Artur Święch
– introduction into astrology
– the building blocks of a natal chart
– the 12 Zodiac archetypes: the path to the knowledge of self and others
– a typology of personality based on the four elements of the horoscope
– working with chakras and elements
– breathing exercises
– evening film shows
– morning exercise, dance, drama, dynamic meditation
– individual, pair and group work
– firewalking

25-26 February 2006, Warsaw: Mandala of The Lord of the Rings
Instructors: Dorota Osięgłowska, Ph.D. and Artur Święch
– the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien, the writer’s biography based on the analysis of his natal chart
– fairy tales as tales of initiation which speak to us through images and symbols
– The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien: one of the most important fairy tales of our times; its interpretation from the perspective of the Jungian psychology of archetypes
– Mandala of The Lord of the Rings: protagonists of the novel (races, nations, characters) presented as astrological archetypes – their qualities, motives and mutual relations

25-27 February 2005, Puszczykówko (near Poznań): synastry workshop and Mandala of The Lord of the Rings (premiere)
– planetary aspects in synastry charts
– interpretation of sample synastry and composite charts
– the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien, the writer’s biography based on the analysis of his natal chart
– Mandala of The Lord of the Rings: the protagonists of the novel (races, nations, characters) presented as astrological archetypes – their qualities, motives and mutual relations

13 July 2003, Radom: Synastry
– various approaches in synastry: differences in analysis
– the basic principles of synastry
– natal planets as indicators of an individual’s capability of forming partnerships and relationships
– the most important aspects between planets in partners’ charts
– the significance of the positions of planets in houses for synastry
– composite charts: presentation of the technique ad its significance
– case study of a relationship: interpretation of individual charts of both partners, followed by the analysis of their synastry and composite charts

See also: Astrology workshops

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Library

Library

There is no way to peace; peace is the way.
Mahatma Gandhi

It’s not heroic to die, it’s heroic to live
In the sun and among fragrant flowers
Anyone can rot in the ground
– It’s not heroic to die, it’s heroic to live
Follow this rule,
And death will catch you anyway.
It’s not heroic to die, it’s heroic to live
In the sun and among fragrant flowers.
R.Kwiatkowski
(in: “Spotkania z podświadomością” Maria Szulc, Wyd. Wiedza Powszechna, 1981)

There are a lot of books worth reading, which help us discover the knowledge which we already have.
The books that keep inspiring me are listed below. If you have not read them, I recommend that you do. Perhaps you will also be inspired.

Leszek Weres, Homo Zodiacus

Piotr D. Ouspensky, Fragments of an Unknown Teaching

Jiddu Krishnamurti, The Urgency of Change

Leszek Weres, Rafał T. Prinke, Mandala of Life: the best book for beginners, and not only

See also Astrology Mini Dictionary containing basic astrology terminology and read the essay on humanistic astrology.

Individual tuition

Individual tuition
Individual classes cover both theory and practice of astrology. The level, the amount of material and dates of meetings are set individually, according to the client’s needs.
There are three levels of advancement:
·    Beginner level I – corresponding to the first part of Astrology Course for Beginners
·    Beginner level II – corresponding to the second part of Astrology Course for Beginners
·    Intermediate level – corresponding to Chart Interpretation Course

Classes with beginners can take place only during personal meetings in Warsaw. Courses and workshops participants living outside Warsaw or abroad can take part in lessons by skype. If it is convenient for all the participants, classes can be conducted for groups of two or three.
The offer is limited.

Bookings:
artur@astrologia.pl
tel. +48 609 733 762

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