Lunar Nodes: Evolution of Eastern and Western Views
and Chart Interpretation (2nd house*)
Facilitated by Chet Zdrowski
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1:00-3:30 pm
$5- NCGR/SAA Members, $15 – Nonmembers
Astrological symbols evolve over time, just as people and societies do. How did the Lunar Nodes get “spiritual” in the West? How did the Lunar Nodes get more “psychological” in India? In this presentation we will look at the mythology of the lunar nodes and the development of how they are used in India and in the West; traditional and modern teachings will be explored.
The lunar nodes have been used for many centuries in India; in fact they are considered shadow planets. In the West they have taken an increasingly prominent role. We will explore the cultural influences that have moved in both directions. We will look at the ground breaking teachings of Rudhyar, Jeff Green, Steven Forrest and others that have shaped how the nodal axis is seen in modern astrology. We will also explore the teachings of some modern Indian astrologers who are expanding their tradition, such as Bepin Behari, Komilla Sutton and Prash Trevadi. On the surface there are major differences, but by going deeper we can find some common threads and themes that will help to understand this vital axis.
Chet Zdrowski began studying astrology in 1977 with the psychological approach of renowned astrologer Richard Idemon and later the transpersonal astrology of Dane Rudhyar and Steve Arroyo. For the past seven years he has studied in Steven Forrest’s Evolutionary Astrology Apprenticeship program, learning a deep fusion of psychological, transpersonal astrology with ancient metaphysics. Chet combines the depth of his understanding of astrology with a strong desire to help people discover their unique gifts and evolutionary paths.
Following the presentation on Lunar Nodes, we’ll be looking at the chart of one of our members. Join our mailing list to receive more chart details.
IMPORTANT! Chart Interpretation Guidelines. Thank you for becoming familiar with the attached Guidelines for Chart Interpretation Meetings. It is extremely important, especially when looking at personal charts in a group, that we create an atmosphere of safety and non-judgment in helping others learn more about their astrological map. Another key concept is that the owner of the chart is the ultimate authority on what resonates to him or her. These concepts will “go without saying” for many of us, but we’re a group open to the public and individuals vary in their sensitivity to these issues. Thank you for reading the guidelines and following them.
About Chart Interpretation Meetings: Mastery of chart reading skills is where the rubber hits the road, transferring theory to practice in astrology. The Leadership Team feels this type of meeting serves many purposes:
- Sharpen our skills on what’s important in a chart reading
- Increase our chart synthesis skills
- Increase confidence in our interpretations
- Enjoy the support of others at all ends of the learning spectrum on chart reading in an environment of non-judgment and encouragement
- Get live practice or be the live recipient of pooled astrological knowledge
Here’s how it works: Each chart interpretation meeting in 2014 (Feb. 23, April 27 July 27, and Nov. 16) we’ll read a personal chart. Personal chart readings will be limited to people on the NCGR-SAA mailing list. We will limit it to one reading a year per person unless there are unused slots. E-mail us if you would like to have your chart read in the group during a meeting. NOTE: Personal reading slots fill up quickly. But, submit your names to be on the waiting list in case we do a second personal reading at any of the chart interpretation meetings, or if the first individual scheduled cancels.
Other notes: We may also substitute a special guest for one or more of these Chart Interpretation meetings, if the opportunity presents itself.
* In 2014, each meeting will have a featured house for attendee introductions. So, besides your name, you can share (if you like) what planets you have in the house of the month, the sign(s), and anything else of interest in the house. Since we have this valuable tool, it’s a fun way to get to know one another at a deeper level.
Important Parking Information
Because The Reserves at the Galleria is a gated community, we do not publish the gate code publicly. Please email us for that information: [email protected]. There are only a few guest parking spots the complex, but there are plenty of parking spaces right across the street. Here are pictures and instructions.