I teach classes on astrology and other metaphysical topics online and around the United States. Here are some samples of classes I’ve taught over the years.
Surfing Cosmic Waves: Introduction to Astrology
The ancients listened to the rhythms of the natural world, including the heavenly “music of the spheres.” You too can surf these cosmic waves through the study of astrology. Explore the mysteries of the night sky and find out how astrological symbols have manifested throughout the ages. Discover how you can begin to use astrology as a tool for self-understanding and timing life’s events.
Hitchhikers Guide to the Aquarian Age
Feel anxious and overwhelmed by current events? Struggling to find balance in your daily life but don’t know how? Don’t Panic! Welcome to the Aquarian Age! In this class we’ll look at the astronomy and history behind the astrological ages, as well as what the future holds for us as a society and as individuals. You’ll receive a timeline of key dates to watch out for between now and 2020, as well as take-home tools to help you flow with the coming changes and manifest personal and professional abundance. (Read reviews)
Astrology and Midlife Awakenings
Major transits involving the outer planets underlie the so-called midlife “crisis.” Learn how to harness these cosmic energies to turn moments of “crisis” into “awakenings.” As part of the class, participants will receive a timeline of their personal midlife transits. (Read reviews)
Gardening by the Stars
How does your garden grow? Gardening by the stars to produce bountiful harvests is an ancient tradition. In this class, we’ll learn to follow the natural cycles of the sun and moon to promote vitality and abundance in your garden, and in your life. And, if you don’t have space for a garden of your own, we’ll discuss how the same techniques can be applied to a container garden on your patio or your kitchen counter, or even what’s in your pantry. Part of this class will be held in Donna’s backyard garden, so be prepared to get your hands dirty. A perfect way to celebrate the summer solstice!
Meet Your Planets
Living La Vida Luna
Learn to live in harmony with the cycles of the Moon. In this class we’ll discuss Moon signs, working with the phases of the Moon, void of course Moons, the progressed Moon, lunar return charts and more. Celebrate your sacred luna-cy! (Read reviews)
Venus Illuminated: Diaries from the Underworld
Lover, Avenger, Avatar – trickster Venus is always changing form. From innocent Persephone blithely picking narcissus to grieving Isis seeking her lost love to enraged Innana banishing her beloved — in ancient times the goddess’ travels in the Underworld were a source mystery and magic far removed from our modern saccharine image of Venus. Explore Venus’ rich archetypal history, as well as reflect on the faces of Venus as she manifests in your chart and your life.
Neptune Rhapsody: Songs from the Deep
Neptune, lord of oceans and earthquakes, slips into Pisces for the first time since 1861. How will this archetype of unseen forces manifest in our modern digital age? In this lecture we’ll muse over the mythology of Neptune, reflect on its last sojourn through Pisces, and improvise ideas for how to work with its energy in the present age. As a special bonus, we’ll take a hypnotic journey into Neptune’s water realms, attuning ourselves for days to come.
Pluto-nium: Sex, Death and other Magical Transformations
Delve into the mysteries of Pluto, god of the Underworld. After exploring the mythology of Pluto, we’ll look at how its slow movement shapes the soul of the times, as well as natal charts, transits and relationships. (Read reviews)
Cosmic Firedancing: Astral Theurgy and You
Wanted: Enlightenment Seekers! Ancient astral cults and alchemists imagined the Sun’s seasonal zodiacal passage as the celestial template for incarnation and enlightenment. As such, astrology held keys to unlocking the secrets of self-transformation. Learn how you can use these ancient practices – planetary invocations, sacred talismans, sympathetic magic and more– to manifest the full potential of your own chart and bring a little stellar magic down to earth.
Planet Trancing: Hypnotic Techniques to Re-enchant the Worlds
Have you ever blamed a transiting planet for misfortune in your life? Then feel like a victim no longer – learn to negotiate with cosmic intelligences! Using simple hypnotic techniques you can access powerful trance states and establish an inner dialog with the Sun, Moon and planets. Live the life you want, and help your clients do the same.
Making Astral Magic: Cosmic Correspondences and Astrology
Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble! In this lecture we’ll explore the ancient practice of sympathetic magic using astrological elements and symbols. Learn to use astrology’s rich lexicon of planetary hours; color, plant and mineral correspondences; talismans and more to bring a little stellar magic down to earth.
The Hero’s Journey: Astrologers, Alchemists and the Stairway to Heaven
Wanted: Enlightenment Seekers! Ancient astral cults imagined the Sun’s seasonal zodiacal passage as the celestial template for self-transformation. Alchemists also meditated on natural cycles to develop mystical tools for transmutation. Discover how their ancient knowledge and rituals still speak to our modern psyches, and learn how their craft can inform astrologers serving as psychopomps on the heroic quest.
Introductory Astrology Courses.
These courses focus on learning how to read a horoscope for yourself and others.
Know Thy Stars: Astrological Keys for Self-Understanding
Unravel the mystery of astrology! Experience the meanings of the planets, signs, houses and angles, and learn how to read horoscope charts for yourself. Students’ natal charts will be provided. (Read reviews)
Cosmic Clocks: How to Forecast with Astrology
The ancients knew there is a time for everything under the Sun. Learn to read the cosmic clock as a tool for understanding our personal story. In this class we’ll learn to analyze transits, progressions and solar return charts to get an overview of the upcoming events in our lives.
Star-Crossed Love: The Astrology of Relationships
Ever wondered why it seems you’ve known some people forever? And some just rub you the wrong way? See what your chart has to say about your relationship style, and learn how others’ “stars” affect you. Bi-wheel, synastry and composite relationship charts provided to participants.
All in the Family: Astrology and Family Dynamics
Family patterns of relationships are mirrored in the astrological relationships between charts. By exploring the charts of your relatives, you can gain insight into family dynamics and consider new avenues for healing. (Family members’ birth information is needed for this class.)
Hearing Your Call: Vocational Astrology
When asked how a person can create a fulfilling life, Joseph Campbell replied with a quote from ancient Sanskrit wisdom: Follow your bliss. Astrology is a great tool discovering your own bliss and finding your calling in life. Learn how to read the clues in your own horoscope; natal charts will be provided in class.
Astrolocality: The Astrology of Place
One place makes you feel energized. Another makes you want to hide under the bed. Discover your personal astrological map for finding career success, romance or just relaxation. A great class if you want to relocate, or are just looking for new vacation spots.
Other Metaphysical Topics
Unlocking the Secrets of Tarot
Take an expedition into the world of Tarot. In this class we’ll follow the Fool on his journey through the Major and Minor Arcana and reflect on how Tarot images manifest in our daily lives. By the end of the class, you’ll be ready to read the cards yourself! Bring along your favorite deck.
The Healing Art: Practical Hands-on Healing Techniques
The ancient art of hands-on healing can help you become a more conscious participant in your health and well-being. This class takes a practical, common sense approach to energy work through guided meditations, Reiki attunements and hands-on experience. Students should wear comfortable clothing and bring a pillow to class.