This bundle of five, hour-and-a-half classes, helps students develop a foundational knowledge of the planet Mars, aka the Lesser Malefic, and: his magical and mytho-poetic role in astrology, his role in your natal chart, his influence as a transiting planet, and both ceremonial and mundane ways of strengthening or softening his influence. The first class focuses on understanding Mars’ role within the cosmology of the gods and their influence on earth. We additionally explore his reputation in the Ancient, Medieval, Vedic, and Psychological Astrology traditions, and my personal philosophical ascriptions (focusing on Nietzsche). The second class looks at Mars’ significations by house, exploring what it means when he occupies angular, succedent, and cadent houses. Our third class focuses on Mars’ significations by sign: we will make note of where he is in domicile, detriment, and exalted, and how the twelve zodiacal signs influence him, and vice versa. The fourth class investigates Mars’ significations by aspect, in particular: how conjunctions, squares, oppositions, trines, and sextiles with other planets, and some notable fixed stars, can manifest within the nativity and by transit. The fourth class also discusses Mars’ Return, Mars as Time-Lord, Mars activation by Annual Profection, and Mars in his service role, vs conquering position. The fifth, and final class, pursues magical and mundane paths for remediation and propitiation of Mars, giving students the opportunity to develop a more functional relationship with the Lesser Malefic, and providing various ceremonial and practical techniques for improving rapport, and earning favor. While the classes may be taken individually, each builds upon the last to teach you how to begin synthesizing the information (i.e. house + sign + aspects = this remediation). Students are encouraged to submit their own natal chart (in whole sign house system) to be used (anonymously!) as an example in the class, but we will also examine the charts of celebrities and public figures to help see Mars in action.
This class looks at Mars’ significations by house, exploring what it means when he occupies angular, succedent, and cadent houses, how powerful or hindered he might be as a result of that, and other conditioning details (like accidental dignity).
*A concise and simple exploration of the significations of all 12 houses
*An exploration of how Mars is shaped by, and shapes, the house he falls upon
*The concept of angular, succedent, and cadent houses, and what it means for Mars’ essential or accidental dignity
*Identifying the Lord of the House which Mars falls in, and what that means for Mars in the chart
***THE PURCHASE OF THIS INDIVIDUAL CLASS REGISTRATION IS ONLY VALID FOR CLASS II OF V IN THIS SERIES. FOR ACCESS TO THE ENTIRE SERIES PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES TICKET.***
About the Presenter:
Sasha Ravitch is commited to emancipating the sorcerous machinations of the Ivory Tower, and bringing the spoils back into the agora. With an acedemic background in philosophy, psychoanalytic theory, literary and poetic studis, and futher endeavors of the spirit-as-mind, and with a lifelong fealty to “folk necromancy” (Cummins & Hathaway-Diaz) and magic, she aspires to make-whole the psyche and spirit. She has professional experience as a clinical counselor, and has done graduate work in psychoanalytic modalities of transpersonal psychology. She has spent two decades studying divinatory arts, researching and practicing Florari Rrom Folk Magic, and investigating ways to heal the occulted unconscious. She currently sees clients as a spiritual counselor and diviner, provides Death Doula services through her certification with INELDA, and is co-founder of the International Necromancy Consortium, in New Orleans, LA