Alexandra Karacostas

Twelve Steps to Chart Analysis

Sunday, August 27, 2017
1 pm – 4 pm

In this presentation, we will discuss horoscope delineation in the western astrological tradition, from a humanistic (person-centered) and trans-personal approach. Astrology is a rich, symbolic, and archetypal language used to understand the world at large as well as the world within. It is the study of nature’s celestial cycles, the mandala of life, from the universal to the personal. There are as many ways to delineate a chart as there are astrologers.
A horoscope is a blueprint of the sky at any given moment and place on earth. The word “horoscope” stems from the Greek, hōroskopos, from hōra ‘time’ + skopos ‘observer’. It is essential to have a good understanding of the language and definition of the planets, signs, and houses. With a feel for the qualities they represent you will be able to make sense of charts.
The method I use has evolved over decades of study and practice, using diverse techniques from various traditions.  Take what is useful to you and leave the rest. Above all, try various techniques to find what rings true for you. Discover how this powerful language speaks to you!

Alexandra Karacostas is a professional astrologer based in northern California and Greece. She has been an avid student of astrology since 1975 and started practicing professionally in 1984. She counsels individuals and couples helping people successfully navigate their lives and realize their potential. Her work integrates practical, psychological and spiritual astrology. She also utilizes relocation and Astro-cartography tools. In 1989 Alexandra was a co-founding member of Synsig, a special interest group for synastry and relationship astrology. Over the last three decades she has offered consulting services to an international clientele, contributed articles and monthly columns to various publications and continues to teach and lecture nationally and abroad. Since 2010 Alexandra has been a regular contributor for The Mountain Astrologer magazine with her column Astro-Wisdom. Alexandra is on the Organization for Professional Astrology teaching faculty, and has been a group facilitator since 2011.  Between 2010 and 2014, Alexandra served as President of the Organization for Professional Astrology (OPA) and currently serves as Vice-President. Alexandra can be reached at and [email protected]



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