In the Cards: Tarot Made Easy Ever wanted to unlock the secrets of Tarot for yourself? In this introductory playshop, we’ll explore a brief history of the cards, the significance of the images, and how to do a quick spread. A great place to begin if you want to delve into card reading for yourself! Register to reserve your FREE seat in the online classroom.
Astral Allies: How to evoke your special helpers from the star, plant, mineral kingdoms Astrology is an ancient art that explores the correspondences between cycles in the heavens and the creatures of the terrestrial realm. Planets, stars and constellations all have allies on Earth – colors, plants, stones and more – with whom you can cultivate a creative relationship. In this playshop, you’ll discover which herbs and stones you already have a special relationship with based on your time and place of birth, and how to create a sacred bundle that enhances your unique cosmic connection. (If you’re not an astrologer, don’t worry, just bring along your birth information) Register to reserve your free space.
Dreamworking: How to harness your dreams for fun and creative-problem solving Artists, Nobel prize winners, entrepreneurs, and athletes have learned to unlock the secrets of dreaming to maximize their potential. In this workshop, Donna Woodwell will share how you too can tap into the problem-solving potential of your own dreams. You’ll learn techniques for improving your dream recall, how to request specific information in dreams, how to work with dream images in the waking world, and more. This workshop is suitable for both those with an established dream practice as well as those new to dream-walking adventures. Registration Now Open on Eventbrite
Creativity on Demand: Summoning the powers of your inspired imagination The modern world often requires “Creativity on Demand.” Whether you’re writing a new book, meeting a project deadline at work, brainstorming a new product, or just want to write a clever Facebook post – there’s no time to wait for the mood to strike. Creative catalyst Donna Woodwell will share the latest science on how creativity works, and how you can use that knowledge to unlock your own creative potential. Workshop includes a live guided meditation as well as easy techniques you can incorporate into your own life and work. Registration now open on Eventbrite
Love Your Sensitivity! How to be a psychic, intuitive or empath without overloading your circuits Are you overwhelmed by noise, crowds, stores, the strong emotions of others, or vivid dreams that linger? Would you consider yourself an intuitive, psychic or empath who has often wished you had an off switch? If so, this is the workshop for you. As a child, Donna Woodwell’s psychic sensitivities made her literally sick. Her illness put her on a path to discover not only how to manage her abilities, but to use them to thrive (and have fun!) In this workshop, she’ll share practical techniques you can start using immediately including meditations, herbs, flower essences, psychic skills and more. Registration now open on Eventbrite
Astrologers are familiar with the 12 signs of the solar zodiac – Aries, Taurus, Gemini and so on. But did you know there is also a lunar zodiac? In India the lunar zodiac signs are called nakshatras, but in Western astrology they are known as the 28 Mansions of the Moon. In classical and Renaissance astrology, lunar mansions were considered an important tool for predictive, electional and magical astrology. In this lecture, Austin-based astrologer Donna Woodwell will explain the astronomy of the mansions, review the 28 Western lunar zodiac signs, and explore how to use them in chart interpretations and electional astrology. Bring along a copy of your own astrological chart, and you’ll be able to look up your own lunar zodiacal signs.
Come celebrate International Astrology Day! Kepler College presents its second-annual all-day astrology cafe with new guests every hour. Hosted by Kepler College president Enid Newberg and Dead Astrologer Society host Donna Woodwell. Tune in for just part, or stay for the day. Even better, registration is free.
Infuse your life with Mercury’s cunning clarity, sharp wit, business acumen or mischievous wisdom. Donna Woodwell speaks at the Guardian Gateway Planets as Guardians Telesummit about how you can work with Mercury to navigate the Information Age. Befriend the “Messenger of the Gods” and get to know his favorite things – stones, colors, activities and more. When you understand and work in harmony with the phases of Mercury, you’ll thrive even when Mercury Retrogrades.
In the words of French scholar of Classical Studies Pierre Hadot, to ancient Greeks and Romans, philosophy was not simply an intellectual curiosity, but also a set a practices meant to bring greater enlightenment and self-mastery. Many of these practices are just as relevant to the human condition today. In this workshop, (1) We’ll review some basic tenets of the Greek and Roman philosophical worldviews (Stoicism, Epicureanism, etc.) inhabited by ancient astrologers of the day. (2) Then we’ll examine some of the “spiritual exercises” practiced by these philosophers, such as Porphyry and Marcus Aurelius. Philo of Alexandria’s list of spiritual exercises includes: Attention (prosoche), a 24/7 self-consciousness Meditation (meletai), to reflect on one’s actions Research (zetesis), investigation (skepsis) and reading (anagnosis), to collect information for personal exploration Listening (akroasis), to be open to experiences (3) Finally you will learn techniques to practice these exercises yourself or to share them with your astrological clients as a form of remediation.
Intuition is a powerful tool that can provide a quicker path for chart synthesis and will help deepen your understanding of the chart. This 3-hour workshop explores theories about intuition and how it relates to astrology. Participants will learn how to tap into their own intuition through interactive exercises and learn to better discern between intuition, wishful thinking and personal projections. The workshop is moderated by Donna Woodwell, and features Lesley Francis, Eileen “ike” West and Margaret Gray. Registration is limited to 20 to encourage attendees’ participation. Read panelist biographies at Kepler College: Intuiting as and Interpretive Tool