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LIVE EVENTS with Demetra George

Join Demetra for live astrology workshops and conference appearances.



Discover astrology’s rich history and tradition beginning with ancient Babylonia, its consolidation in Egypt, the diffusion of astrology through the Roman Empire and sojourn into the Persian and Islamic Republics, to its 12th Century reintroduction into Medieval Europe.

In this engaging and enlightening seminar the interface between astrology and ancient philosophy, religion, myth, and politics is deeply explored. How the Gnostic, Hermetic, Neoplatonic, Christian, and Jewish traditions regarded one’s life through the reflection of the stars and the concept of fate and free will is brilliantly articulated.

Includes breakout session on the unique history of astrology in the US in the 19th and 20th Centuries.

This course will leave you in awe with a rich context for astrology’s place in our history, and a new awareness of the profundity of the astrological tradition and its legacy to the human imagination.

Instructors: Demetra George and Christopher Renstrom

Dates: September 20 – October 15, 2023
Prerecorded lessons plus 3 live Q&A sessions on Sep. 24 at 11:30am, Oct. 1 at noon, Oct. 15 at noon (all times Pacific time).
$295 (audit) / $350 (with feedback)


OCTOBER 3 -24, 2023

Join Demetra for an exploration of the mythic-named asteroids and open up new avenues of interior exploration in your natal chart analysis.

Throughout the course Demetra will guide you in integrating asteroids with ancient and modern myth making, with a Grecian tour of history, archaeology, literature and art.

The story of Ariadne and Phaedra, the last of the Minoan princess-priestesses, is told within the context of Theseus slaying the Minotaur in the Labyrinth. This classical myth recalls the folk memories of when Mycenaean Greeks became the rulers of Minoan Crete. On an inner level it speaks to archetypal themes surrounding relationship angst, abandonment, and redemption when entering into the labyrinthine passages to the heart of one’s emotional core.

Antiope, the Amazon Queen, and Medea, the preeminent mistress of magical power, play critical roles in this saga. So do other deities including Europa, Minos, Dionysos, Zeus, Poseidon, and Athena. Each of these can be explored in their chart through the asteroids named for them.

Like recent historical novels that are offering a feminist revisioning of ancient mythic women, we will participate in the time-honored tradition of creative myth making and as we weave together empowering transformative interpretations of these time-honored story lines.

Participants can discover which asteroids named after characters in the story are prominent in their own chart. Learn the times when these asteroids have been activated by outer planet transits. This personalization of myth in psyche can illuminate the archetypal dramas constellated in our individual lives.

Dates: October 3 – 24, 2023
Four live lessons on Tuesdays at 11am Pacific Time. Includes time for Q&A each lesson. (All lessons will be recorded and available to you to stream afterwards.)
$197 (if registered by September 30th, $225 thereafter)


October 25 – November 19, 2023

Learn the Hellenistic approach to natal chart reading. Demetra introduces the concept of “planetary condition” as practiced by ancient astrologers. You’ll learn the first steps towards making a judgment about a planet’s relative ease or difficulty in expressing its significations.

Includes the first set of tools including: sect, traditional planetary rulership, the use of whole sign houses, solar phase, intro to aspect configurations, and making a judgment. This course prepares students to pursue further studies to learn a more complete set of Hellenistic techniques for evaluating planetary condition, either through self study or advanced courses with Demetra.

Required Text: Ancient Astrology in Theory and Practice by Demetra George

Instructor: Demetra George

Live Dates: October 26 – November 20, 2022
Pre-recorded lessons plus 4 live Q&A sessions on Oct. 29 at 9am, Nov. 5 at 2pm, Nov. 12 at 2pm, Nov. 19 at 9am (all times Pacific time).
$295 (audit) / $350 (with feedback)

in-person retreat ***SOLD OUT***

December 1-3, 2023

Mythic AsteRoid Signatures Retreat
in Palm Springs, CA

Join Demetra for a three-day in-person intensive working with the mythic-named asteroids drawn from several different cultural traditions. Looking to both large and smaller asteroid lists (included with registration) and your own chart, Demetra will guide you to identify personal mythic deities and motifs, as well as significant names and places.

Guidance will be given for researching myth, finding patterns, and deriving meaning and illumination from the universal archetypal themes that correspond to the experiences of individual lives. Asteroids can be linked to the notion of daimons in ancient cosmologies and can provide a focal point for meditation, ritual, healing, and spirit guides.

Hands-on and interactive. The daily format will include lectures, small group work with your own charts, sharing insights and correlations, as well as ample opportunity throughout the day for Q&A. Registration limited for a more personalized experience.