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October 13-18, 2020

Astrology retreat Houses


Fifth Annual Hellenistic Astrology Retreat – Limited Spaces open

Topic: The Houses

With the publication of Ancient Astrology in Theory in Practice: A Manual of Traditional Techniques (Vol. 1), Demetra George is now offering a training program in the basic principles of Hellenistic Astrology which will consist of three consecutive retreats: Planetary Condition, Delineating Houses, and Hellenistic Time Lords.

Demetra believes in the primacy of the personal connection between teacher and student as the optional way to transmit the teachings and insure that students correctly understand the material. An optional certification track will be offered for those who are interested.

This second unit of the training – The 12 Houses – will be held online. 

Learn all about the houses as the basic topics of life, what they mean and how to interpret them. We will retreat into the world of ancient astrology during this five-day intensive set in the pristine foothills of the Cascade Mountains in Bend, Oregon.

We will delve into the ancient meanings, secret doctrines, and hidden strengths associated with each of the twelve places of life and apply them to the concerns of twenty-first century life. We will interpret a planet in a house, learning how its essential nature and condition alter and refine the delineation. 

We will also integrate additional factors such as the houses a planet rules as well as the lord of the house in order to craft a deeper and more comprehensive insight into the terrain that we navigate in the journey form birth to death. 

Finally, we will examine how the topics of life themselves turn out for us in the final accounting  – good, challenging, mixed – as we look at physical vitality, financial prospects, siblings, education, parents, home, children, sexuality, health, employment,  relationships, fear of death, spirituality, travel, profession, reputation, friends and enemies.

Each day will be a combination of lecture, small group work and class presentations, and practicing the techniques under supervision on our own chart. 

In order to derive the most learning from this retreat, it is essential that you already have a basic understanding of the meanings of the planets, zodiacal signs, houses, and aspects and have looked at charts and tried your hand at interpreting them. 

This is the second module in the three-part certification program in Hellenistic Astrology. If you did not attend the first retreat on Planetary Condition, it is recommended that you read Ancient Astrology, vol. 1 in order to familiarize yourself with the terminology and concepts that will be used throughout the teaching. If you are new to traditional astrology, we highly recommend that you complete Demetra’s Hellenistic Primer online workshop.

About Certification

The optional Certification of Competency for each unit will be awarded with a satisfactory written and oral exam and submission of a paper. Participants who have attended previous retreats can receive credit towards certification and apply to take the exam. Certification in Hellenistic Astrology requires attendance and certification requirement completion for all 3 retreat modules, including this one.

Online Retreat Details

Due to the pandemic, our 2020 retreat will be held online instead of in person. Demetra’s requirement for participating in person to apply towards certification is waived this year.

The meetings will be held on Zoom, and the afternoon sessions will be held in breakout rooms. Each of the breakout rooms will be limited to 8 students, to maintain the intimate experience we normally create in the in-person retreat. You’ll spend the afternoon working through charts with your fellow students, and Demetra and her teaching assistant will pop in and out of each of the rooms to check in on you and answer your questions.

Workshop DetailsLimited Spaces open

Dates: October 13-18, 2020
Times: We meet at 5:30pm on October 13 for kickoff; then at 9:30am-5:00pm daily beginning on the 14th; 9:30am-1:00pm on the last day (18th).
Location: Online. Viewing links will be emailed before the retreat.
Cost: $700 Earlybird rate through June 15; $800 thereafter.

  • Space is limited.
  • $250 of your registration is non-refundable after June 10.
  • Balance in full is due August 31, 2020.
  • Earlybird pricing ends June 15.
  • Cancellation policy: $250 of your registration fee is non-refundable after June 10; any balance paid greater than the deposit is refundable through August 31. All payments made are non-refundable after August 31. Students who are forced to cancel after August 31 will receive all recordings, handouts and written material.
  • All registered students will receive an audio recording of the event as well as all handouts.

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