The Zodiac is an ancient map organizing all human wisdom into coherent accessibility whereby to navigate this Time of Dire Beauty...
Found in all cultures, it’s one of the original systems of self-cultivation, self-revelation, and self-evolution.
And now, the Zodiac is hopping up and down for us to give fresh vernacular expression to this oldest system of wise navigational guidance...
Visionary astrologer Caroline Casey invites us to track everything back to its original liberating impulse, before bamboozled, and offer ourselves its fresh expression...
Liberating the Zodiac from superstition — this is our task. Categories can be confining prisons, or beacons of light. We honor the latter.
The great wheel of the Zodiac describes how energy circulates. The eternal rotation of the signs alternates between extroverted and introverted, masculine and feminine.
It begins with Aries (at the vernal equinox, the beginning of spring), circles around the sky through Taurus and Gemini and ultimately to Pisces, then starts up again with Aries.
In any situation or person, all 12 dynamics are present, though with some more strongly emphasized than others. However, those people who are born with the Sun in a particular sign are the most visible exemplars of that sign’s characteristics. For this reason, your affinity may be most resonant with the planet or planets that govern your Sun sign.
Each sign of the Zodiac can be viewed as an appropriate reaction against the excesses of the sign preceding it, and as a necessary preparation for the succeeding sign. Each sign also has a crucial secret revealed by its opposite sign.
Every sign is assigned both instructions to follow and demons with which to wrestle. We earn the wisdom by wrestling with the demons. The instructions are open-ended and can be fulfilled in myriad individual ways during the course of your life. One has the free will either to follow one’s instructions and become fully oneself or to blow it by surrendering to the demons.
Liberating the Zodiac, with our Inner Compassionate Trickster: We launch our convening under the waxing Lunar Eclipse on January 30th. This full moon eclipse is themed as one of “Positive Intrigue.” We are all Citizen Trickster undercover secret agents, gathering to conspire with reciprocal blessings for each one of our circumstances, personal and collective.
So, let’s encourage and animate our considerable powers. ‘Tis time to avail ourselves of all ancient guiding Wisdoms, to be brought alive by tracking everything back to its originating, liberating impulse and offering ourselves to that spark (before it was imprisoned, bamboozled, snookered, hood-winked by priest-hood orthodoxies).
And although most of us know our Sun Sign (and many know where the planets were when they were born) — the entire Zodiac lives within us all.
We will set it humming...
(As Caroline says: Co-operators are standing by!)
By focusing on the Zodiac, we tap into an ancestral community of anyone who has ever lived, whose been dedicated to what we are dedicated to... we need all the help we can get.
That our rogue species may be invited by the Zodiac to re-join the Choreography of Creation in the Garden of Conscious Kinship.
Caroline invites us to move our emotional default setting to “Woof*Woof*Wanna-Play?!”... that we may be agents of evolutionary genius.
Caroline has studied in many Mystery Schools, including the Astrological Lodge of London; earned a BA from Brown University in Myth, Fairy Tales and World Religions; studied Grail Legend with late, great mythologist Joseph Campbell; and cahooted with late Jungian Trickster James Hillman.
She presents her unique art of astro*mythological* political*guiding*meta-storytelling in multi-media venues and personalized readings.
In this journey, we’ll weave together our customized protective cloak of guiding earth-sky wisdom from myths, fairy tales, astrology, detective novels, poetry, and biomimicry (that’s where Nature’s genius comes in!) that we each create a cloak of guiding Heaven-Earth Wisdom.
Matthew Arnold says: “To be cultured is to be acquainted with the highest possibilities of the human spirit throughout time.”
Let’s be cultured humans.
This is no time for any of us to be alone!
Gather with a global community of allies — all magnetizing, cultivating, animating, and contributing their considerable gifts in a way that replenishes everyone.
Caroline will be live streaming video of her teaching sessions so you can have an even more powerful connection and transmission. This live video connection is easy to use and increases your learning and transformation.
Course sessions are on Tuesdays at 5:00pm Pacific.
In this 12-week transformational program, Caroline will guide you through the fundamental skills and practices you need to engage astrology in a deeper and more liberating way.
Each weekly LIVE contemplation and training session will build harmoniously upon the previous ones so you’ll develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices, tools, and principles you’ll need to sustain your access to astrology as a portal into new realms of freedom, fun, and magnetizing mojo into matter.
In each of the 12 weeks of the course, we’ll animate a Zodiacal sign, so on January 30 we begin with Aries, (even though the Sun is in Aquarius — perfect for convening our council of Pragmatic Mystics) Aries is where Uranus, Nature’s evolutionary genius be transiting... We’re creating a field supportive of everyone’s unique Trickster.
The Great Wheel of the Zodiac begins with Aries, on the first day of spring, the vernal equinox. Aries answers the question, “What kind of energy does it take to be born in spring?” The answer is Mars energy — heat, dynamism, adolescent bravado. Green Fire!
Aries is the Ram, butting its way into whatever seems exciting. In order to be successfully intrusive, an Aries must learn the Libran skills of charm, including how to flirt and how to challenge others diplomatically.
Fundamentally, Aries is the hero or Heroine who follows the Path of Desire.
We all have Aries somewhere in our charts, and the Sun sign Aries helps to stimulate that exuberant, full-on, confident embrace of life.
And we have learned from recent entheo research that psilocybe mushrooms decrease fearful reactivity, and increase confidence and kindness — which are great leadership qualities...
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The first of the fixed signs, Taurus’ purpose is to harness and consolidate the wild energy of Aries by providing it with a vessel in which to take form. As Venus incarnates through those born in late April to late May, she encourages cooperation in the conspiracy for ever-increasing pleasure.
In the Venusian Taurus world, there is no split between the material world and the spiritual. Rather, when we make something beautiful, we invite the invisible magic represented by Taurus’ opposite sign of Scorpio to come live there.
Taurus is the best of all the signs at acquiring and consolidating wealth by cultivating all available resources.
Taureans flourish by understanding that tending, caring, nurturing, and mating are their true tasks.
The wing-footed Trickster and messenger god Mercury incarnates through those born from late May to late June. The first of the Air signs, Gemini emerges from the heavens of Taurus with a desire to soar into the lighter, more spontaneous world of abstraction, concepts, and open-ended plans.
Geminis are in love with words, language, ideas for the sake of ideas. They are considered poets, bards, and storytellers, but not the philosophers (who are found in the opposite sign of Sagittarius).
Geminis serve the function of nerve synapses in the culture, connecting and coordinating disparate parties by facilitating information flow. The symbol for Gemini is the Twins, of two minds about everything.
Geminis are communicators; their choice is whether to apply their gift to waffling, wit, or wisdom. To talk, to say, to name is to invoke. Wherever Gemini is in our charts is where we are assigned the task of understanding the magically creative power of words.
The Moon incarnates through those born from late June to late July. Cancer begins on the summer solstice, the longest day and shortest night, which is the consummation of a journey that began on the winter solstice, the longest night and short day.
The Cancerian feminine force responds to Gemini’s extended romp. The nights begin to grow longer and Cancer’s lunar tide pulls everything into the womb, to home, to family.
The Moon’s phases reveal the manifold manifestations of Cancer as the Great Mother: nurturer, protector, devourer. Indeed, every aspect of your relationship with your own mother will in some way be played out in your relationship with Cancers. Cancers are everyone’s surrogate mom, and everyone’s surrogate child.
Cancer is the Crab who lives in the sea, which is ruled by the Moon — oceanic, menstrual, emotional, the mistress of all tides. Together, the Moon and Cancer rule all growing life, natural cycles, shifting tides, introversion, and brooding — in both senses of the word. All living things incubate in their own watery sac, their personal ocean; they emerge into a larger one.
The Sun seeks its most radiant expression in this time of year and in those born in late July through late August. Leo is the child who bursts forth from the confines of Cancerian gestation. In Leo’s passionate theater of life, pageantry and ceremony celebrate everything born of love, whether offspring of the heart, the mind, the body, or the spirit.
Leo is both “fixed” and “fiery,” adamant and impulsive, and always emphatic. Creative certainty, absolute edicts, and provocative proclamations are its basic modes of expression.
Leo’s job is to produce, direct, present, and stage life’s richness. The pitfall can lie in its singular vision of what is important now.
Like Taurus, Leo is fixed and wants to leave a structure behind, a really great show against which the creatives efforts of all others will be measured. Like the other Fire sign, Aries, Leos are leaders.
Mature Leos understand that the creative energy they emanate does not originate with them, but flows through them. The flory that enlightened Leos seek is not for the aggrandizement of the struggling child ego. Rather, it is an offering to ignite the spark of the marvelous in all of us.
Here we have the mercurial mind in its analytical incarnation. Where the Gemini incarnation of Mercury was excitedly diffuse, Mercury’s expression through Virgo is polished and focused.
Traditionally, Virgo is the critic, the analyst, the healer who cures society’s ills by reintroducing the standards of quality and purity into the culture.
When the symbolism of the Virgin first arose, the attribute of virginity has less to do with chastity than with the idea of a woman in full possession of herself, an oracle, a priestess, or a muse. The sheaves of wheat are emblems of disciplined sexuality that also refer to the abundant harvest that must be sorted and refined at this time of year. The poignant wafts of autumn air remind the Virgo that all must be put in order for the approaching winter. Virgo appreciates both the beauty and the necessity of order.
Virgo’s task is to harness its attention to detail, and its consequent critical insight, to the sense of service and healing proffered by its opposite sign, Pisces. Then pragmatism can wed with mysticism.
Emerging from Virgo’s analytical, scholastic reclusiveness, with Libra we enter the world of Venus: art, culture, and the desire to be maximally related. The first half of the Zodiac is primarily concerned with self, with constructing the individual. Libra begins the second half of the zodiac, which is concerned with the collaborative endeavor of the social world, culture, and community.
With Libra, we begin to contemplate all that has come before and to explore the realm of the other. A strong Libran drive is to find others in the past who were perhaps like oneself, to carry on their tradition, so as not to be lonely in history.
Libra is the only sign of the Zodiac whose symbol is an inanimate object, the Balance. The Scales exemplify the tendency for Libra to equivocate. Ironically, no sign can be more sure what everyone else should be doing. Libra can fixate on what others need to do at times when its own situation really demands its attention. Libras’ challenge is to follow their own advice and pay as much attention to their own development as to others’.
Libra’s task, accomplished in solitude, is to become fully effective by unleashing itself from the constraint of worrying about what other people think. Then Librans can be the social change artists who set huge, swirling social forces in motion while being charming and outrageous.
In spring, the vital force of Mars emerged from the earth into the light, whereas in Scorpio season, late October to late November, Mars descends to the dark underworld with Pluto as a guide. Springtime Mars had a teenage innocence and bravado, while autumnal Mars explores the realms of darkness.
Scorpio is the sharpest, shrewdest, most investigative intelligence in the Zodiac. The three symbols associated with it, the Scorpion, the Eagle, and the Phoenix, describe three ways in which Scorpio uses this fierce insight, and delineate this sign’s evolutionary path.
In the first stage, the Scorpion stings others and then stings itself in remorse. Mars, guided by Pluto, initially does not know its own strength. At the next level the Eagle, who soars very close to the Sun, has a lay-of-the-land perspective. But the Eagle, still judgmental and predatory swoops down on its prey. In its most developed incarnation, Scorpio is represented by the Phoenix, the mythological bird of India who brought music to the world. Everything related to the Phoenix and its story is crucial to the understanding of Scorpio, for the Phoenix is Scorpio’s key totem that holds the promise of redemption.
Jupiter seeks incarnation through those born from late November to late December. This god of expression makes Sagittarius eager to leave Scorpio’s intense, focused introspection. Jupiterian natives leap into the grand journey, whether of the mind, the spirit, or the body, seeking to step outside parochial concerns and become citizens of the world. The nature of Sagittarius is one of broad inquiry and fascination with cultural diversity.
The Sagittarius part of us experiences life as a journey rather than a destination; it enjoys the hunt rather than the quarry, the search or the research rather than the discovery itself. The quest is the most enlivening process for Sagittarius, which is also why it is thought of as a workaholic. Sagittarius does not work within the accepted confines of other people’s timetables. The journey cannot be regimented by artificial time structures, and routine is anathema.
The Sagittarian is the explorer who not only journeys to the borders of its field and/or its culture, but also crosses them. Ideally, Sagittarius expresses a consciousness that asks questions of, and is willing to learn from, anything or anyone, as long as they are smart. Sagittarius is the life energy in all of us that is devoted to diversity.
One of the earliest images for Capricorn is “the council of wise leaders dedicated to the next seven generations.”
We convene that council now, availing ourselves of all leadership models in Nature, whereby to redesign human structures of governance. Tracking “politics” back to its pre-bamboozled, hoodwinked state, ‘tis truly “dedication to collective wellbeing."
Saturn incarnates through those born from late December to late January, giving them an old-fashioned love of hardship, rigor, training, and overcoming adversity. Capricorn begins on the winter solstice, the longest night and the height of dark, introspective power. Once again the energy of exploration pulls inward, as in the opposite sign of Cancer, to harness itself to the task of building a real structure.
Capricorn’s totem is the Goat. When astrological symbolism arose, there were two kinds of goats: the domesticated animal, gloomily chained to its post, and the wild creature. These refer to the two aspects of the Capricornian nature. If Capricorn feels chained, duty bound, it has an extraordinary capacity for deep gloom. In contrast, if Capricorn is free to find its own path, then it has the feisty, randy, Pan-like zest of the wild, sturdy mountain goat.
The Capricornian impulse can become weird and out of touch because Capricorn is so insular. Characteristic solitude, combined with a fierce work ethic, management capacity, and hungry ambition, can produce an extremely “successful” (in the world’s terms) character. Capricorns can get way out of touch, especially when they climb the wrong mountain but receive acclaim for it.
When Capricorn is devoted to something larger than itself, it builds a structure that serves the collective being. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech wonderfully expresses the noblest drives of this sign; to scale the mountain, have a vision, and return to deliver the sermon that inspires us all to build a just society.
Both the god of tradition and the god of innovation rule the psyche of those born from late January to late February. The fact that two such contrasting gods seek incarnation in the same individual accounts for the complexity and wide variety of expression of those born under this sign. This gives rise to the paradoxical character of bold shyness of these very private public people.
Ruled by Uranus (called the higher octave of Mercury) Aquarius represents our desire to communicate on a massive scale through airplanes, radio, TV, film, satellites, modems, computers, public relations, and discourse of all kinds.
Its symbol is the Water Bearer, the woman pouring forth the waters of new life. Because Aquarius is an Air sign, however, the water represents wave energy. We can also think of the symbol as that of a woman with a broadcast microphone in her hand.
Aquarius’ rulership by both Saturn and Uranus reveals the truth that stability is dependent upon progressive change. Aquarius is a sign of both traditionalist and futurists, impulses often intertwined within the character of the same person. Aquarius is the culture in dialogue with itself.
Neptune currently transits its own home Realm of Pisces, making everything available that has ever moved humans to conscious kinship — poetry, prose, myth, fairy tales, and science.
Jupiter incarnates in those born from late February to late March with Neptune as its tour guide. Whereas Jupiter’s journey was an external quest in Sagittarius, here Jupiter dives into the oceanic realms of dreams and mystery. Pisces is the dreamer, the romantic, the cosmologist. As Virgo, its opposite, was the detail master, Pisces is the master of the overview.
The emblem for Pisces is two connected fish swimming in opposite directions. Ideally, both fish flow rhythmically to the center, touch base with each other, and flow back out on their missions again, weaving together and apart like a strand of DNA. If the fish become unconnected, the result is an unconscious Piscean manifestation of unbalanced extremes.
Pisceans easily live in past or future, but it is very difficult for them to focus on the present. Possibilities are often so much more intriguing than the present reality; this is their gift and their bane. Their challenge is to find the form with which to express themselves.
Pisces lives in the unconscious of the collective. It is in touch with what the culture has forgotten or repressed: dreams that dart, fishlike, beneath the surface. The Piscean task is to retrieve what the culture has denied, to bring it back to surface awareness.
Full-on mystery, Pisces, the last sign of the Zodiac, as though consciousness has traveled full circle and has a rich empathic possession of the whole Big Mystery, the guiding order, that we are all in one large dream of kin-ship.
Everything dissolves back into Pisces, the last sign of the Zodiac, to be reimagined before the cycle starts once more with Aries.
In this final council, we’ll:
And ‘tis our graduation, where we fully activate our inner Zodiac and diaspora out into the world as agents of Liberating Trickster.
In addition to Caroline’s transformative 12-week virtual course, you’ll receive these powerful bonus materials. These bonuses are being offered to complement what you’ll learn in the course and deepen your understanding and practice.
Two participants’ charts will be used as a teaching tool for each council. A total of 24 charts will be used in the class, and by registering for the course you enter a lottery to gain a chance to have your chart read in class! Whether you are picked for a reading or not, you are invited to submit your birthday information to Caroline to contribute to the Astrological DNA of the course, allowing Caroline to tailor her teachings to those who have heeded the call.
Take a courageously comedic plunge through the Rabbit Hole and receive a beneficently humbling shamanic dose of oxymoronic ontology, perspicacious paradox and anomalous affirmation guaranteed to reverse your unreality. Journey with Caroline W. Casey and don Oscar Miro-Quesada as they track the magic of language back to its primordial liberating spark, before snookered, bamboozled, hoodwinked, conditioned, and colonized, to offer ourselves as agents of Nature’s eloquence.
We live in a conversational world. (“Con” means with, and "verse” means “turn.”) We are all in one giant spiraling conversation. Everything is speaking to us, by its shape, color, song, rhythm. May our rogue species cultivate reverent curiosity, whereby to rejoin the conversing, already underway. We trust the provocatively polyamorous shapeshifting semiotic bliss emergent from this metalinguistic skull session with Caroline and don Oscar shall serve to avert (further) “dis-aster” (“against the stars”) — so let’s gather to “con-sider” (“with the stars”).
don Oscar Miro-Quesada is a respected kamasqa curandero and altomisayoq adept from Peru, founder of The Heart of the Healer (THOTH), originator of Pachakuti Mesa Tradition cross-cultural shamanism. An internationally acclaimed shamanic teacher and healer, earth-honoring ceremonialist, and author, don Oscar is OAS Fellow in Ethnopsychology and member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle and Birth 2012 Welcoming Committee. He has been guiding ethno-spiritual pilgrimages to sacred sites of the world since 1986, with special emphasis on Peru and Bolivia.
You’ll receive Caroline’s rousing talk presented live at the National Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, California on October 20th, 2017. Invoking Hue Hue Coyotzin (“ancient revered coyote”) and the spirit of Scheherazade to unleash a host of liberating Trickster genies to help us partner with Nature’s evolutionary genius, play our role in destiny, and save the world. (With songs contributed by Bardic Bre’r David Lynn Grimes.)
In one of the best collaborative talks Caroline has ever conjured, she joins Stephen Kent on didgeridoo and Ida Maxim singing-moaning beauty into world. This session marks the auspicious beginning of the Scheherazade series.
Session 1: Dark of Moon Before New Moon Council
We again convene the Ouija Board of Directors to align at this Dark of Moon, with the Saturn-Uranus trine gliding into symmetry now. ‘Tis truly the birth of Wolfote (Wolf-Coyote), metaphorically providing a supportive Wolf Pack that encourages our wild, wiley Bodhisattva Coyote. In this council, we deepen our diverse dedication inwardly (Saturn) and it strengthens our signal, "dee-dee-dee-dee” to calibrate the quality of serendipitous synchronicity (Uranus) — personally and collectively. Magic is eager for us to cavort in a disciplined-wild manner...
Session 2: Santa Lucia Virgen de Guadalupe Council
In this council, Caroline honors all the goddesses of light. Everything is freed from its superstitious and even traditional constraints. It’s the candles. It’s the lighting. It is the Virgen de Guadalupe who is the powerful feminine that then adopts a Christian garb just to smuggle things. It’s illumination. It’s all the metaphoric forces within and without that we seek to cahoot with, that light candles of hope at this dark time every year, but now kind of especially.
Learning the beautiful, symbolic language of astrology the way Caroline Casey teaches it has added an entirely new dimension to my life. It’s deepening my spiritual practice, and it’s all spiritual practice! I’ve included new rituals in my day-to-day life that have made an immediate difference in my energy level... I enthusiastically recommend her work/teaching to all. Thank you, Shift Network, for offering this and many other courses that help us do our part in shifting to the more beautiful world we know is possible!
— Emunah Herzog, West Virginia
Each week I felt I knew a bit more how best I could use myself to fulfill my soul’s destiny. My relationship to the universe became much more alive for me as I did the weekly assignments and I felt my own chosen alignment with the planets grow. I also began to appreciate the information, if used rightly, that astrology could give me.
I feel more positive, hopeful, and inspired in facing whatever comes next for me. Also, I am exuberantly empowered to share the joy and jauntiness with others. Looking forward to continued cahooting with other liberated Tricksters!
— Christy, Bonita, California
Caroline has a way of invoking magic into astrology by her delightful weaving of mythology, storytelling, and coyote meanderings. A great way to spark the brain and awaken insight! Thank you, Caroline and Shift!
This course has changed many of my views, attitudes and thoughts about how I choose to deal with the imbalances, upheavals, turmoils that plague these times we live in. It has lightened up my life like a refreshing fragrance penetrating deep into my heart. Caroline is the best, creating unique ways of looking at situations that are not always uplifting. She uses words that awaken our funny bone, our hearts, intellect, she lightens everything up. Her courses are such delicious rich food for thought!
— KatRama Brooks, Kauai, Hawaii
This course gave me amazing tools to deal with the politics of now. I can work behind the scenes to seed my desires into the collective — and I also now understand how to deal with opposing points of view in terms of aikido moves. This course affected my entire way of viewing myself and life. The tools I gained are so valuable! If you feel at odds with the politics of the day, this course will give you great insight that can be practically applied. Awesome course!
— Lyndal Bronwyn, Richmond, California
Caroline Casey guides us to the bigger, mythical perspective of now. This helps me not get stuck in the drama but rise above to really know that this too will change. And I learned from Caroline that by a mindful choosing of words and thoughts, I can help create the better world we want to call into being.
— Karin Schmidt, Switzerland
This online course with Caroline Casey was the most relevant and directly applicable info I have ever received from any podcast or online event. The content is... beyond technique or informational, and goes right to the heart of transformation on both a personal and global level. The world, the collective WE, really needs this kind of magic now!
The real pleasure of the class was simply to listen to Caroline’s mind. She has blended the knowledge she’s accumulated over the years with a heart energy that encompasses the universe, so that her mind is an artesian well of wisdom. She never ceases bubbling with the purification waters of truth.
— Connie Kaplan, Los Angeles, California
It opened me to a wide range of resources and methods to be myself as I express who I am without inflicting indignity upon others.
Liberating the Zodiac Within & Without not only offers some of the most advanced online teachings currently available, it also offers a thriving global community of support.
Join your fellow students and practitioners from across the world in the live interactive conference calls or in our online community to support and learn from each other while you learn to open your mind and expand your paradigm of reality.
This international community is at the leading edge of a global movement of people who are committed to manifesting a better world for all beings. This emerging planetary movement is rooted in an open heart and stands for the principles of mutual support, cooperation, harmony, and reverence for all of life.
Twelve 90-minute Class Sessions With Caroline Casey
Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored and learn with acclaimed international singer, educator and author Caroline Casey — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session includes a live streaming video option and guides you to learn the specific skills and abilities to awaken your soul’s potential. Course sessions are on Tuesdays at 5:00pm Pacific.
Twelve Video Recordings of Class Sessions
After each class, the video will be available for you to download or stream in high-quality format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can watch anytime and anywhere — on any connected device and at your convenience.
Twelve Audio Recordings of Class Sessions
After each class, the audio will be available for you to download in high-quality MP3 format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere — on any connected device and at your convenience.
Twelve PDF Transcripts of Class Sessions
In addition to the high-quality videos and MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format after each session is completed. You can then review, print, and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.
Twelve 30-minute Interactive Group Practice Sessions
With live class attendance, there will be a 30-minute optional interactive practice session directly following each class. You’ll be placed in an intimate group with other participants on the conference call to interact, share and do additional practices to help further integrate the weekly lessons. If you’re unable to attend the calls live, the Online Community group allows you to connect with each other to find alternative times to interact. In addition, you’ll have the option to join a small group outside of class to deepen your work together.
Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson
After each lesson, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practicing new tools and answering questions to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.
Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can continue the discussion about deepening practices, interact with your fellow students, and get access to additional resources to take your exploration to an even deeper level.
The Liberating the Zodiac Within & Without Bonus Collection
We feel honored Caroline Casey has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive LIVE online training. This is a rare opportunity to interact directly with a visionary contemporary spiritual teacher whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves and our world.
Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on workshop costs (plus travel, accommodations and meals — which would cost thousands of dollars), you’ll be able to benefit from Caroline’s incredible teachings and exercises from the comfort of your home — at your own pace!
If you’re serious about unleashing the wisdom and power of the Zodiac in your life, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training.
If you’re ready to take the next step in evolving yourself, click the register button below to reserve your space now.
— Marianne Williamson, spiritual teacher
I recently did a radio interview on KPFA out of San Francisco with a woman named Caroline Casey which was pretty much the most fun interview I’ve ever done — a sort of astral-cosmic freewheeling romp through big ideas. It was definitely the only interview I’ve ever done where I was writing down what SHE was saying as we spoke.
— Elizabeth Gilbert, Author
Over the course of my life, I have been to many astrologers, psychics, palm readers and tarot card readers. Many of them, though impressive, were questionable. When I started seeing Caroline Casey, I really hit the jackpot... Her readings are on a level beyond anything I have ever experienced. She mixes in philosophy, religion, history, literature, mythology and symbolism, along with her specific interpretation of my chart in our sessions. She speaks my language. Readings with her are riveting and fun as well as informative. They’re not crystal ball gazing. She interprets meaningfully, given the position of the planets at the time and day.
— Sally Quinn, Author of the forthcoming book Finding Magic: A Spiritual Memoir
Kinship with all creation is Caroline Casey’s forte. I have learned so much from her about being in cahoots with the world. I love her for that. She reminds me to bring back my sense of humor even in "times of dire beauty.”
— Nadiya Nottingham, New York City/Dublin, Ireland
Interesting how she helped me see what I have been missing, and for that reason I recommend this course for it set me on more of a soul path. I had studied astrology for years, and couldn't connect with it [before now].
— Anna, Mill Valley, California
Caroline Casey provides a unique way to look at astrological information to offer a positive, playful, intelligent interpretation of a person's natal chart, including the planetary influences. How this info integrates for each of us is magic!
— Meredith, Takoma Park, Maryland
The most benefit [I received] from this course is the realization of the immense possibilities I have within myself, by using my imagination, consciously... I would recommend this course to others for how they could discover their own infinite, wonderful, powerful abilities.
— Mieke Haegeman Landegem, Nevele, Belgium
This course was fun but more importantly it taught me new ways of looking, thinking, and acting in the world which are deeply powerful.
— Sarah, Wales, United Kingdom
A new teacher for me, Caroline Casey gave me insights, and some tools to have a better approach and attitude towards the chaos and challenging times. Also a way to bring beauty and play to the table. A wise, wonderful teacher whose teachings and wordplay will not be forgotten easily.
— Nancy W., Toronto, Canada
Caroline Casey is openhearted, witty, awake, and can see from many perspectives in a way that gives you new options interfacing with life. Her backpack of tools is wonderful and I will be using them with a smile on my face for a long time to come. I look forward to more classes with her. She is a beautiful, unique soul.
— Gaylyn Kaufman, Madison Heights, Michigan
Caroline Casey is known for her unique art of astro* mythological* political* guiding* meta-storytelling — which is presented in myriad multimedia venues.
For more than 22 years, she has been the weaver of context for The Visionary Activist Show, (on KPFA and KPFK, Pacifica Network). Her show is dedicated to anything we need to know to have a democracy: Critique and Solution, using the astrological frame story that encourages us all to contribute to a Renaissance of reverent Ingenuity.
Caroline began studying astrology as a late teen. She was the kid who got to hang out at a salon presided over by Dr. Andrew Weil, comprised of way cool intellectual political mystics, reading anything the Whole Earth Catalogue recommended including Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell, with whom she studied Grail legend and Animal Myths in later years.
Caroline is dedicated to astrology as one of the great meta-languages of antiquity, uniting everything of consequence: Personal and collective change, ritual magic, and esoteric philosophy. She studied at the Astrological Lodge on Baker Street in London, traveling through India, returning to Brown University. She has studied everything useful to astrology: the Grail legend, comparative religion, Sufism, Voudoun, Oriental Theatre, Middle Eastern Dance, film, writing — all contributing to a degree in semiotics, how creation is symbolic.
She’s a rousing and frequent keynote speaker at political, environmental, spiritual, psychological, and astrological conferences, as well as an MC at global music and activism festivals — including MCing the spoken word stage at the Symbiosis Eclipse Festival in Oregon.
Caroline continues her studies of magic, mythology, literature, and social activism all over the world. You can learn more about her at CoyoteNetworkNews.com.
Q: What is a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a computer, mobile device or telephone. If there is more than one person in your household taking the course, you will each need your own connection. We use Zoom videoconferencing to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions and deepen your exploration of the course themes.
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I have never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon to participate. I haven’t seen a course so well put together ever — not in all the years of taking college classes — and I had my doubts about doing an online course. The wealth of organization and ease of learning materials and support made this fun as well.
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