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Stephanie Austin: Playing with the Planets

  • Friend's House 4312 SE Stark St Portland, OR, 97215 United States (map)

Saturday workshop

Our birth chart can be seen as a script, with the planets as the actors, the signs as their costumes, and the house their stage settings. This afternoon we will dialogue with the planets and their aspects, both natal and by transit. We’ll start with the current outer planet placements, and then explore the aspects most relevant to the group. There will be a huge ‘chart’ on the floor, where we can experience the power of the archetypes and sacred geometry generated by the astrological mandala. A few props will help distinguish which planets are involved; if there is a particular planet or aspect you’d like to explore, bring something that symbolizes it for you as well as a copy of your chart. You can take on a role yourself, and/or watch others play out the dynamics. Either way, profound insights often occur as we experience the energies of the planets in a playful, embodied manner.

Stephanie's Bio:

My initiation into astrology came in the midst of a huge life change. After traveling for five months in Asia, I enrolled in a Consciousness Studies masters degree program at JKFU in 1984. A year later I had my first astrology reading, switched careers, and became a full time astrological counselor, teacher, and writer by 1993. 

I began studying astrology by observing how the charts of friends, family, and anyone with whom I crossed paths, correlated with my experience of them. Watching transits on a daily basis honed my perception to the point when I could feel the rising sign or Moon change signs within a few minutes of their ingress. Classes with Greg Bogart, who had been a student of Dane Rudhyar, and Steven Forrest’s evolutionary approach were also important influences, as well as many years of inner work via Primal therapy, Rosenwork, Aikido, Expressive Arts, A Course in Miracles, Buddhism, Sufism, Shamanism, practitioner trainings at the California Flower Essence Society, and Leslie Temple Thurston’s four year teacher training program.

I specialize in life purpose, career, and relationship readings, and enjoy offering private tutoring as well. I write the New and Full Moon column for the Mt. Astrologer Magazine, and a more extensive version, emailed just before each new and full moon. I have taught classes, workshops, and lectured for various groups since 1988, and have two eBooks, EcoAstrology: Finding Our Way Home, and Life After Twinkies: A Holistic Guide to Dietary Change. For more information on my sessions, tutorials, updates, and ebooks, visit my website,

12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: 4312 SE Stark St (Friend's Meeting House)
$40 OAA members / $60 non-members Pay Online!