Dangerous Women: The Astrology of the Feminine
Venus, Moon, Lilith & Ceres in the charts of remarkable women (*including yours)
February 16th & 23rd
Two Saturdays, 10am-4pm
with Carol Ferris
“This question, ‘what makes a woman dangerous?’ —are women inherently dangerous? —presses on me, leads me to collecting articles on Gloria Steinem and Orianna Fallaci, obituaries of deceased women bullfighters, press releases about the newest comic book heroines who are taking their place alongside the Hulk, Captain America and Thor. I convene dinner parties of women, think and talk about Venus and the Moon and Black Moon Lilith, the original bad girl of the Garden of Eden.” - Carol Ferris
In this seminar on the astrology of “dangerous women” we will take a deep dive into a few select planets and asteroids in the charts of revolutionary women throughout history. Spending time with specific birth charts, we’ll explore issues of safety and risk in their horoscopes. Some of these women took risks, some seem to have stumbled into revolution, and some made changes quietly on their home fronts.
Seminar participants will be led into a personal exploration of their own charts to ask questions:
What’s an example of a “dangerous” woman?
Where do you feel safe?
Where would you like to take a risk?
What women in history, or in your own lives, would you like to emulate?
Dates: Feb 16th & 23rd -- Two Saturdays, 10am-4pm
Location: The Lumber Room, 419 Northwest 9th Ave. Portland, Oregon 97209
Cost: $150 for two-session seminar
*No background in astrology required*
Carol Ferris, MA
Carol is a full-time consulting astrologer, teacher, and private tutor of astrology with four decades of experience. She completed her Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies at Marylhurst University. The title of her thesis, "The Sky's Body: Constellations and Medicine" reflects her ongoing interest in the nature-based medicine and governance thinking of the ancient Near East and Chinese philosophers and astrologers. Carol's work with the multivalent symbols of astrology is interwoven into work with dreams and active imagination. Over the years, Carol has seen these two frameworks -- astrological mapping and Jungian imagery -- as mutually beckoning guides to understanding how all life, in its exquisite specificity, rises from a unified field.